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2023.05.29 23:13 JoshAsdvgi The Boy Who Was Saved by Thoughts
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The Boy Who Was Saved by Thoughts
A poor widow woman once lived near the sea in Eastern Canada.
Her husband had been drowned catching fish one stormy day far off the coast, and her little boy was now her only means of support.
He had no brothers or sisters, and he and his mother, because they lived alone, were always good comrades.
Although he was very young and small, he was very strong, and he could catch fish and game like a man.
Every day he brought home food to his mother, and they were never went without a meal.
Now it happened that the Great Eagle who made the Winds in these parts became very angry because he was not given enough to eat.
He went screaming through the land in search of food, but no food could he find.
And he said, “If the people will not give me food, I will take care that they get no food for themselves, and when I grow very hungry I shall eat up all the little children in the land.
For my young ones must have nourishment too.”
So he tossed the waters about with the wind of his great wings, and he bent the trees and flattened the corn, and for days he made such activity on the earth that the people stayed indoors, and they were afraid to come out in search of food.
At last the boy and his mother became very hungry.
And the boy said, “I must go and find food, since there is not a crumb left in the house.
We cannot wait longer.”
And he said to his mother, “I know where a fat young beaver lives in his house of reeds on the bank of the stream near the sea.
I shall go and kill him, and his flesh will feed us for many days.”
His mother did not want him to make this hazardous journey, for the Great Eagle was still in the land.
But he said to her, “You must think of me always when I am gone, and I will think of you, and while we keep each other in our memories I shall come to no harm.”
So, taking his long hunting knife, he set out for the beaver’s home in his house of reeds on the bank of the stream near the sea.
He reached the place without mishap and there he found Beaver fast asleep.
He soon killed him and slung him over his shoulder and started back to his mother’s house.
“A good fat load I have here,” he said to himself, “and we shall now have many a good dinner of roast beaver-meat.”
But as he went along with his load on his back, the Great Eagle spied him from a distance and swooped down upon him without warning.
Before he could strike with his knife, the Eagle caught him by the shoulders and soared away, holding him in a mighty grip with the beaver still on his back.
The boy tried to plunge his knife into the Eagle’s breast, but the feathers were too thick and tough, and he was not strong enough to drive the knife through them.
He could do nothing but make the best of his sorry plight.
“Surely I can think of a way of escape,” he said to himself, “and my mother’s thoughts will be with me to help me.”
Soon the Eagle arrived at his home.
It was built on a high cliff overlooking the sea, hundreds of feet above the beach, where even the sound of the surf rolling in from afar could not reach it.
There were many young birds in the nest, all clamuring for food.
Great Eagle threw the boy to the side of the nest and told him to stay there.
And he said, “I shall first eat the beaver, and after he is all eaten up, we shall have a good fat meal from you.”
Then he picked the beaver to pieces and fed part of it to his young ones.
For some days the boy lay in terror in the nest, trying to think of a way of escape.
Birds flew high over his head, and far out on the ocean, he could see great ships going by.
But no help came to him, and he thought that death would soon be upon him.
And his mother sat at home waiting for him to return, but day after day passed and still he did not come.
She thought he must surely be in great danger, or that perhaps he was already dead.
One day, as she was weeping, thinking of her lost boy, an old woman came along.
“Why do you cry?” she asked.
And the weeping woman said, “My boy has been away for many days.
I know that harm has come upon him.
The men of my tribe have gone in search of him, and they will kill whatever holds him a prisoner, but I fear he will never come back alive.”
And the old woman said, “Little good the men of your tribe can do you!
You must aid him with your thoughts, for material things are vain.
I will help you, for I have been given great power by the Little People of the Hills.”
So the woman used her thoughts and her wishes to bring back her boy.
That night the boy noticed that the beaver had all been eaten up and that not a morsel remained.
He knew that unless he could save himself at once he would surely die on the morrow.
The Great Eagle, he knew, would swoop down upon him and kill him with a blow of his powerful beak and claws.
But when the boy slept, he saw his mother in his slumber.
And she said to him, “Tomorrow when Great Eagle goes from the nest, brace your knife, point upwards, against the rock.
When he swoops down to kill you his breast will strike the knife, and he will be pierced to death.
You are not strong enough to cut through his feathers with your knife, but he is powerful enough to destroy himself.”
The next morning when Great Eagle went out, the boy did as the vision of the night had told him.
He braced his sharp hunting-knife, point upwards, against the rock and sat still and waited. Then he heard the young eagles making a great noise and crying loudly for their breakfast. He knew that his hour had come.
Soon the Great Eagle, hearing the screams of his young ones, came flying back to the nest to kill the boy.
He circled around above him with loud cries and then with great force swooped down upon him, hoping to kill him with his beak and claws.
But instead, he struck the blade braced upwards against the rock.
The knife pierced far into his breast, and with a loud scream he rolled over dead into the nest.
The boy then killed the young eagles, and he knew that now for a time he was safe.
But he did not know how to get down from the Eagle’s nest, for it jutted out like a shelf far over the beach, and behind it was a wall of rock around which he could not climb.
He had no means of making a ladder, and his cries would not be heard upon the beach because of the constant roaring of the surf.
He thought he would surely starve to death, and that night he cried himself to sleep.
But in the night he again saw his mother in his slumbers.
And she said, “You are a foolish boy.
Why do you not use the thoughts I send you?
Tomorrow skin the eagle and crawl inside the skin.
If the wide wings can hold the Eagle in the air they can likewise hold you.
Drop off from the cliff and you will land safely on the beach.”
The next day the boy did as the vision of the night had told him.
He carefully skinned the Great Eagle.
Then he crawled inside the skin and thrust his arms through the skin just above the wings, so that his extended arms would hold the wings straight out beneath them.
Then he prepared to drop down.
But when he looked over the cliff, he was very frightened, for the sight made him dizzy.
On the beach, men looked like flies, they were so far away.
But he remembered the promise made to him in his slumbers.
So he pushed himself from the cliff and dropped down.
The wings of Great Eagle let him fall gently through the air and he landed safely and unhurt upon the beach.
He crawled out of the skin and set out for his home.
It was a long journey, for Great Eagle had carried him far away, but towards evening he reached his home safely, and his mother received him with great gladness.
The boy began to boast of his adventure, and he told how he had killed Great Eagle and how he had dropped down unscathed from the cliff.
He spoke of himself with great pride and of his strength and his shrewdness.
But the old woman from the Land of the Little People, the fairies of the hills, who was still present with his mother, said, “Oh, vain boy, do not think so highly of yourself.
Your strength is nothing; your shrewdness is nothing.
It was not these things that saved you, but it was the strength of our thoughts.
These alone endure and succeed when all else fails.
I have taught you the uselessness of all material things, which in the end are but as ashes or as dust.
Our thoughts alone can help us in the end, for they alone are eternal.”
And the boy listened and wondered at what the old woman from the Land of Little People had said,
but he boasted of his strength no more.
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2023.05.28 22:23 nuraman00 The Beverly Hills 90210 Show Podcast: 9-OH! News Episode 26.
This aired in May 2021.
They discuss the podcast episode they did on "Commencement", and other news.
You can read the recap on Commencement, including the bomb scare, here: https://www.reddit.com/BeverlyHills90210/comments/13ssizn/the_beverly_hills_90210_show_podcast_episode_65/
- Speaking of "Commencement", they reveal that Aaron Spelling was really worried about whether the audience would come back for a show about college characters. It had never been done before.
- Charles Rosin remembers watching the first 3 episodes of Buffy, and he went "oh shit, this is great". He was worried at how good it was. He said it was like Beverly Hills 90210, but supernatural. He said it was brilliant.
- The podcast hosts said that director Dan Attias, who did "Commencement", underplayed how much of a bomb scare there had been, when filming.
- Charles Rosin said it was a bigger bomb scare than what Attias let on, and if the person making the bomb had known how to make a bomb better, it would have gone off.
- Shannen Doherty is working on a trilogy of movies called Fortress. They commend her for being able to do this while also having stage 4 breast cancer.
- Brian Austin Green continues to film his movie, Pacerville.
- Tori was on the Zach To The Future podcast about Saved By The Bell, and said good things about her time on that show.
- Peter Krause, who played Jay Thurman, has a show "9-1-1". That has been renewed for a 5th season.
- Caitlin, the fan that does reenactments, is going to reenact being pushed down the stairs. Her husband will push her.
- The show hosts saw a game on Instagram where characters are being eliminated based on wardrobe. They don't really like the tone of that game, because it's like they're ranking Molly's work as the wardrobe dresser. They also say some of the characters had no choice in the wardrobe.
- They also say the wardrobes were designed by talented people.
- They say that they should be celebrating the characters, not tearing them down.
- They say maybe change it to a ranking game, not an elimination game. The tone of ranking vs. elimination feels a little better.
- It was Tori's birthday recently.
- It was Carol Potter's birthday recently.
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2023.05.28 05:42 JoshAsdvgi Story of two friends
STORY OF THE TWO YOUNG FRIENDS
There were once in a very large Indian camp two little boys who were fast friends.
One of the boys, "Chaske" (meaning first born), was the son of a very rich family, and was always dressed in the finest of clothes of Indian costume.
The other boy, "Hake" (meaning last born), was an orphan and lived with his old grandmother, who was very destitute, and consequently could not dress the boy in fine raiment.
So poorly was the boy dressed that the boys who had good clothes always tormented him and would not play in his company.
Chaske did not look at the clothes of any boy whom he chose as a friend, but mingled with all boys regardless of how they were clad, and would study their dispositions.
The well dressed he found were vain and conceited.
The fairly well dressed he found selfish and spiteful.
The poorly clad he found to be generous and truthful, and from all of them he chose "Hake" for his "Koda" (friend).
As Chaske was the son of the leading war chief he was very much sought after by the rest of the boys, each one trying to gain the honor of being chosen for the friend and companion of the great chief's son; but, as I have before said, Chaske carefully studied them all and finally chose the orphan Hake.
It was a lucky day for Hake when he was chosen for the friend and companion of Chaske. The orphan boy was taken to the lodge of his friend's parents and dressed up in fine clothes and moccasins.
(When the Indians' sons claim any one as their friend, the friend thus chosen is adopted into the family as their own son).
Chaske and Hake were inseparable.
Where one was seen the other was not far distant.
They played, hunted, trapped, ate and slept together.
They would spend most of the long summer days hunting in the forests.
Time went on and these two fast friends grew up to be fine specimens of their tribe.
When they became the age to select a sweetheart they would go together and make love to a girl.
Each helping the other to win the affection of the one of his choice.
Chaske loved a girl who was the daughter of an old medicine man.
She was very much courted by the other young men of the tribe, and many a horse loaded with robes and fine porcupine work was tied at the medicine man's tepee in offering for the hand of his daughter, but the horses, laden as when tied there, were turned loose, signifying that the offer was not accepted.
The girl's choice was Chaske's friend Hake.
Although he had never made love to her for himself, he had always used honeyed words to her and was always loud in his praises for his friend Chaske.
One night the two friends had been to see the girl, and on their return Chaske was very quiet, having nothing to say and seemingly in deep study.
Always of a bright, jolly and amiable disposition, his silence and moody spell grieved his friend very much, and he finally spoke to Chaske, saying:
"Koda, what has come over you?
You who were always so jolly and full of fun?
Your silence makes me grieve for you and I do not know what you are feeling so downhearted about.
Has the girl said anything to you to make you feel thus?"
"Wait, friend," said Chaske, "until morning, and then I will know how to answer your inquiry. Don't ask me anything more tonight, as my heart is having a great battle with my brain."
Hake bothered his friend no more that night, but he could not sleep.
He kept wondering what "Pretty Feather" (the girl whom his friend loved) could have said to Chaske to bring such a change over him.
Hake never suspected that he himself was the cause of his friend's sorrow, for never did he have a thought that it was himself that Pretty Feather loved.
The next morning after they had eaten breakfast, Chaske proposed that they should go out on the prairies, and see if they would have the good luck to kill an antelope.
Hake went out and got the band of horses, of which there were over a hundred.
They selected the fleetest two in the herd, and taking their bows and arrows, mounted and rode away towards the south.
Hake was overjoyed to note the change in his friend. His oldtime jollity had returned.
They rode out about five miles, and scaring up a drove of antelope they started in hot pursuit, and as their horses were very fleet of foot soon caught up to the drove, and each singling out his choice quickly dispatched him with an arrow.
They could easily have killed more of the antelope, but did not want to kill them just for sport, but for food, and knowing that they had now all that their horses could pack home, they dismounted and proceeded to dress their kill.
After each had finished packing the kill on his horse, Chaske said:
"Let us sit down and have a smoke before we start back.
Besides, I have something to tell you which I can tell better sitting still than I can riding along."
Hake came and sat down opposite his friend, and while they smoked Chaske said:
"My friend, we have been together for the last twenty years and I have yet the first time to deceive you in any way, and I know I can truthfully say the same of you.
Never have I known you to deceive me nor tell me an untruth.
I have no brothers or sisters.
The only brother's love I know is yours.
The only sister's love I will know will be Pretty Feather's, for brother, last night she told me she loved none but you and would marry you and you only.
So, brother, I am going to take my antelope to my sister-in-law's tent and deposit it at her door.
Then she will know that her wish will be fulfilled.
I thought at first that you had been playing traitor to me and had been making love to her for yourself, but when she explained it all to me and begged me to intercede for her to you, I then knew that I had judged you wrongfully, and that, together with my lost love, made me so quiet and sorrowful last night.
So now, brother, take the flower of the nation for your wife, and I will be content to continue through life a lonely bachelor, as never again can I give any woman the place which Pretty Feather had in my heart."
Their pipes being smoked out they mounted their ponies and Chaske started up in a clear, deep voice the beautiful love song of Pretty Feather and his friend Hake.
Such is the love between two friends, who claim to be as brothers among the Indians. Chaske gave up his love of a beautiful woman for a man who was in fact no relation to him.
Hake said, "I will do as you say, my friend, but before I can marry the medicine man's daughter, I will have to go on the warpath and do some brave deed, and will start in ten days."
They rode towards home, planning which direction they would travel, and as it was to be their first experience on the warpath, they would seek advice from the old warriors of the tribe.
On their arrival at the village Hake took his kill to their own tent, while Chaske took his to the tent of the Medicine Man, and deposited it at the door and rode off towards home.
The mother of Pretty Feather did not know whether to take the offering or not, but Pretty Feather, seeing by this offering that her most cherished wish was to be granted, told her mother to take the meat and cook it and invite the old women of the camp to a feast in honor of the son-in-law who was soon to keep them furnished with plenty of meat.
Hake and his friend sought out all of the old warriors and gained all the information they desired.
Every evening Hake visited his intended wife and many happy evenings they spent together.
The morning of the tenth day the two friends left the village and turned their faces toward the west where the camps of the enemy are more numerous than in any other direction. They were not mounted and therefore traveled slowly, so it took about ten days of walking before they saw any signs of the enemy.
The old warriors had told them of a thickly wooded creek within the enemies' bounds.
The old men said, "That creek looks the ideal place to camp, but don't camp there by any means, because there is a ghost who haunts that creek, and any one who camps there is disturbed all through the night, and besides they never return, because the ghost is Wakan (holy), and the enemies conquer the travelers every time."
The friends had extra moccasins with them and one extra blanket, as it was late in the fall and the nights were very cold.
They broke camp early one morning and walked all day.
Along towards evening, the clouds which had been threatening all day, hurriedly opened their doors and down came the snowflakes thick and fast.
Just before it started snowing the friends had noticed a dark line about two miles in advance of them.
Chaske spoke to his friend and said: "If this storm continues we will be obliged to stay overnight at Ghost Creek, as I noticed it not far ahead of us, just before the storm set in."
"I noticed it also," said Hake. "We might as well entertain a ghost all night as to lie out on these open prairies and freeze to death."
So they decided to run the risk and stay in the sheltering woods of Ghost Creek.
When they got to the creek it seemed as if they had stepped inside a big tepee, so thick was the brush and timber that the wind could not be felt at all.
They hunted and found a place where the brush was very thick and the grass very tall.
They quickly pulled the tops of the nearest willows together and by intertwining the ends made them fast, and throwing their tent robe over this, soon had a cosy tepee in which to sleep.
They started their fire and cooked some dried buffalo meat and buffalo tallow, and were just about to eat their supper when a figure of a man came slowly in through the door and sat down near where he had entered.
Hake, being the one who was doing the cooking, poured out some tea into his own cup, and putting a piece of pounded meat and marrow into a small plate, placed it before the stranger, saying: "Eat, my friend, we are on the warpath and do not carry much of a variety of food with us, but I give you the best we have."
The stranger drew the plate towards him, and commenced eating ravenously.
He soon finished his meal and handed the dish and cup back.
He had not uttered a word so far.
Chaske filled the pipe and handed it to him.
He smoked for a few minutes, took one last draw from the pipe and handed it back to Chaske, and then he said: "Now, my friends, I am not a living man, but the wandering spirit of a once great warrior, who was killed in these woods by the enemy whom you two brave young men are now seeking to make war upon.
For years I have been roaming these woods in hopes that I might find some one brave enough to stop and listen to me, but all who have camped here in the past have run away at my approach or fired guns or shot arrows at me.
For such cowards as these I have always found a grave.
They never returned to their homes.
Now I have found two brave men whom I can tell what I want done, and if you accomplish what I tell you to do, you will return home with many horses and some scalps dangling from your belts.
Just over this range of hills north of us, a large village is encamped for the winter.
In that camp is the man who laid in ambush and shot me, killing me before I could get a chance to defend myself.
I want that man's scalp, because he has been the cause of my wanderings for a great many years.
Had he killed me on the battlefield my spirit would have at once joined my brothers in the happy hunting grounds, but being killed by a coward, my spirit is doomed to roam until I can find some brave man who will kill this coward and bring me his scalp.
This is why I have tried every party who have camped here to listen to me, but as I have said before, they were all cowards.
Now, I ask you two brave young men, will you do this for me?"
"We will," said the friends in one voice.
"Thank you, my boys. Now, I know why you came here, and that one of you came to earn his feathers by killing an enemy, before he would marry; the girl he is to marry is my granddaughter, as I am the father of the great Medicine Man.
In the morning there will pass by in plain sight of here a large party.
They will chase the buffalo over on that flat.
After they have passed an old man leading a black horse and riding a white one will come by on the trail left by the hunting party.
He will be driving about a hundred horses, which he will leave over in the next ravine.
He will then proceed to the hunting grounds and get meat from the different hunters.
After the hunters have all gone home he will come last, singing the praises of the ones who gave him the meat.
This man you must kill and scalp, as he is the one I want killed.
Then take the white and black horse and each mount and go to the hunting grounds.
There you will see two of the enemy riding about picking up empty shells.
Kill and scalp these two and each take a scalp and come over to the high knoll and I will show you where the horses are, and as soon as you hand me the old man's scalp I will disappear and you will see me no more.
As soon as I disappear, it will start in snowing.
Don't be afraid as the snow will cover your trail, but nevertheless, don't stop traveling for three days and nights, as these people will suspect that some of your tribe have done this, and they will follow you until you cross your own boundary lines."
When morning came, the two friends sat in the thick brush and watched a large party pass by their hiding place.
So near were they that the friends could hear them laughing and talking.
After the hunting party had passed, as the spirit had told them, along came the old man, driving a large band of horses and leading a fine looking coal black horse.
The horse the old man was riding was as white as snow.
The friends crawled to a little brush covered hill and watched the chase after the shooting had ceased.
The friends knew it would not be long before the return of the party, so they crawled back to their camp and hurriedly ate some pounded meat and drank some cherry tea.
Then they took down their robe and rolled it up and got everything in readiness for a hurried flight with the horses.
Scarcely had they got everything in readiness when the party came by, singing their song of the chase.
When they had all gone the friends crawled down to the trail and lay waiting for the old man.
Soon they heard him singing.
Nearer and nearer came the sounds of the song until at last at a bend in the road, the old man came into view.
The two friends arose and advanced to meet him.
On he came still singing.
No doubt he mistook them for some of his own people.
When he was very close to them they each stepped to either side of him and before he could make an outcry they pierced his cowardly old heart with two arrows.
He had hardly touched the ground when they both struck him with their bows, winning first and second honors by striking an enemy after he has fallen.
Chaske having won first honors, asked his friend to perform the scalping deed, which he did. And wanting to be sure that the spirit would get full revenge, took the whole scalp, ears and all, and tied it to his belt.
The buffalo beef which the old man had packed upon the black horse, they threw on the top of the old man.
Quickly mounting the two horses, they hastened out across the long flat towards the hunting grounds.
When they came in sight of the grounds there they saw two men riding about from place to place.
Chaske took after the one on the right, Hake the one on the left.
When the two men saw these two strange men riding like the wind towards them, they turned their horses to retreat towards the hills, but the white and the black were the swiftest of the tribe's horses, and quickly overtook the two fleeing men.
When they came close to the enemy they strung their arrows onto the bowstring and drove them through the two fleeing hunters.
As they were falling they tried to shoot, but being greatly exhausted, their bullets whistled harmlessly over the heads of the two friends.
They scalped the two enemies and took their guns and ammunition, also secured the two horses and started for the high knoll.
When they arrived at the place, there stood the spirit.
Hake presented him with the old man's scalp and then the spirit showed them the large band of horses, and saying, "Ride hard and long," disappeared and was seen no more by any war parties, as he was thus enabled to join his forefathers in the happy hunting grounds.
The friends did as the spirit had told them.
For three days and three nights they rode steadily.
On the fourth morning they came into their own boundary.
From there on they rode more slowly, and let the band of horses rest and crop the tops of long grass.
They would stop occasionally, and while one slept the other kept watch.
Thus they got fairly well rested before they came in sight of where their camp had stood when they had left.
All that they could see of the once large village was the lone tent of the great Medicine Man.
They rode up on to a high hill and farther on towards the east they saw smoke from a great many tepees.
They then knew that something had happened and that the village had moved away.
"My friend," said Chaske, "I am afraid something has happened to the Medicine Man's lodge, and rather than have you go there, I will go alone and you follow the trail of our party and go on ahead with the horses.
I will take the black and the white horses with me and I will follow on later, after I have seen what the trouble is."
"Very well, my friend, I will do as you say, but I am afraid something has happened to Pretty Feather."
Hake started on with the horses, driving them along the broad trail left by the hundreds of travois.
Chaske made slowly towards the tepee, and stopping outside, stood and listened.
Not a sound could he hear.
The only living thing he saw was Pretty Feather's spotted horse tied to the side of the tent. Then he knew that she must be dead.
He rode off into the thick brush and tied his two horses securely.
Then he came back and entered the tepee.
There on a bed of robes lay some one apparently dead.
The body was wrapped in blankets and robes and bound around and around with parfleche ropes.
These he carefully untied and unwound.
Then he unwrapped the robes and blankets and when he uncovered the face, he saw, as he had expected to, the face of his lost love, Pretty Feather.
As he sat gazing on her beautiful young face, his heart ached for his poor friend.
He himself had loved and lost this beautiful maiden, and now his friend who had won her would have to suffer the untold grief which he had suffered.
What was that? Could it have been a slight quivering of the nostrils that he had seen, or was it mad fancy playing a trick on him?
Closer he drew to her face, watching intently for another sign.
There it was again, only this time it was a long, deep drawn breath.
He arose, got some water and taking a small stick slowly forced open her mouth and poured some into it.
Then he took some sage, dipped it into the water and sprinkled a little on her head and face. There were many parfleche bags piled around the tepee, and thinking he might find some kind of medicine roots which he could use to revive her he started opening them one after the other.
He had opened three and was just opening the fourth, when a voice behind him asked: "What are you looking for?"
Turning quickly, he saw Pretty Feather looking at him.
Overjoyed, he cried, "What can I do so that you can get up and ride to the village with me? My friend and I just returned with a large band of horses and two scalps.
We saw this tent and recognized it.
My friend wanted to come, but I would not let him, as I feared if he found anything had happened to you he would do harm to himself, but now he will be anxious for my return, so if you will tell me what you need in order to revive you, I will get it, and we can then go to my friend in the village."
"At the foot of my bed you will find a piece of eagle fat.
Build a fire and melt it for me.
I will drink it and then we can go."
Chaske quickly started a fire, got out the piece of fat and melted it.
She drank it at one draught, and was about to arise when she suddenly said: "Roll me up quick and take the buffalo hair rope and tie it about my spotted horse's neck; tie his tail in a knot and tie him to the door.
Then run and hide behind the trees.
There are two of the enemy coming this way."
Chaske hurriedly obeyed her orders, and had barely concealed himself behind the trees, when there came into view two of the enemy.
They saw the horse tied to the door of the deserted tent, and knew that some dead person occupied the tepee, so through respect for the dead, they turned out and started to go through the brush and trees, so as not to pass the door.
(The Indians consider it a bad omen to pass by the door of a tepee occupied by a dead body, that is, while in the enemy's country).
So by making this detour they traveled directly towards where Chaske was concealed behind the tree.
Knowing that he would be discovered, and there being two of them, he knew the only chance he had was for him to kill one of them before they discovered him, then he stood a better chance at an even combat.
On they came, little thinking that one of them would in a few minutes be with his forefathers.
Chaske noiselessly slipped a cartridge into the chamber of his gun, threw it into action and took deliberate aim at the smaller one's breast.
A loud report rang out and the one he had aimed at threw up his arms and fell heavily forward, shot through the heart.
Reloading quickly Chaske stepped out from behind the tree.
He could easily have killed the other from his concealed position, but, being a brave young man, he wanted to give his opponent a fair chance.
The other had unslung his gun and a duel was then fought between the two lone combatants.
They would spring from side to side like two great cats.
Then advance one or two steps and fire.
Retreat a few steps, spring to one side and fire again.
The bullets whistled past their heads, tore up the earth beneath their feet, and occasionally one would hit its mark, only to cause a flesh wound.
Suddenly the enemy aimed his gun and threw it upon the ground.
His ammunition was exhausted, and slowly folding his arms he stood facing his opponent, with a fearless smile upon his face, expecting the next moment to fall dead from a bullet from the rifle of Chaske.
Chaske was too honorable and noble to kill an unarmed man, and especially one who had put up such a brave fight as had this man.
Chaske advanced and picked up the empty gun.
The Toka (enemy) drew from a scabbard at his belt a long bowie knife, and taking it by the point handed it, handle first, to Chaske.
This signified surrender.
Chaske scalped the dead Toka and motioned for his prisoner to follow him.
In the meantime Pretty Feather had gotten up and stood looking at the duel.
When she heard the first shot she jumped up and cut a small slit in the tent from which she saw the whole proceedings.
Knowing that one or both of them must be wounded, she hurriedly got water and medicine roots, and when they came to the tent she was prepared to dress their wounds.
Chaske had a bullet through his shoulder and one through his hand.
They were very painful but not dangerous.
The prisoner had a bullet through his leg, also one through the muscle of his left arm.
Pretty Feather washed and dressed their wounds, and Chaske went and brought the black and white horses and mounting Pretty Feather upon the white horse, and the prisoner on her spotted one, the three soon rode into the village, and there was a great cry of joy when it was known that Pretty Feather had come back to them again.
Hake, who was in his tent grieving, was told that his friend had returned and with him Pretty Feather.
Hearing this good news he at once went to the Medicine Man's tent and found the Medicine Man busily dressing the wounds of his friend and a stranger.
The old Medicine Man turned to Hake and said:
"Son-in-law, take your wife home with you.
It was from grief at your absence that she went into a trance, and we, thinking she was dead, left her for such.
Hadn't it been for your friend here, she would surely have been a corpse now.
So take her and keep her with you always, and take as a present from me fifty of my best horses."
Hake and his beautiful bride went home, where his adopted mother had a fine large tent put up for them.
Presents of cooking utensils, horses, robes and finely worked shawls and moccasins came from every direction, and last of all Chaske gave as a present to his friend the Toka man whom he had taken as prisoner.
On presenting him with this gift, Chaske spoke thus:
"My friend, I present to you, that you may have him as a servant to look after your large band of horses, this man with whom I fought a two hours' duel, and had his ammunition lasted he would probably have conquered me, and who gave me the second hardest fight of my life.
The hardest fight of my life was when I gave up Pretty Feather.
You have them both.
To the Toka (enemy) be kind, and he will do all your biddings.
To Pretty Feather be a good husband."
So saying, Chaske left them, and true to his word,
lived the remainder of his days a confirmed bachelor.
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Fatherhood (2021) (MA/HD) $3.75
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Finding Nemo (2003) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.25 (GP/HD) $3
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First Cow (2019) (Vudu/HD) $6.50
First Man (2018) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4.25
Flashdance (1983) (Vudu/4K) $6.75
Flatliners (2017) (MA/HD) $4.25
Footloose (2011) (Vudu/HD) $5 (iTunes/HD) $3.50
Ford v Ferrari (2019) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.75
Forever My Girl (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Forrest Gump (1994) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Fox and the Hound (1981) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $5
Fox and the Hound 2, The (2006) (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $3
Frankenstein (1931) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
Frozen (2013) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $1.50
Frozen 2 (2019) (MA/4K) $4.50 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $1.75
Fruitvale Station (2014) (Vudu/HD) $4
Fury (2014) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.50
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Gamer (2009) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Garfield (2004) (MA/HD) $6.50
Gate, The (1987) (Vudu/SD) $4.25
Gemini Man (2019) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (Animated) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.75
Ghost In The Shell (2017) (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) (MA/HD) $6.75
Girl on the Train (2016) (iTunes/4K) $2.25 (MA/HD) $2.50
Girl with All the Gifts, The (2016) (Vudu/HD) $5
Gladiator (2000) (Vudu/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5
Glass (2019) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.50
Glory (1989) (MA/4K) $7.75
Godfather (1972) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $4.75
Godfather Trilogy (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $14
Gods of Egypt (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (Vudu/HD) $2 (iTunes/4K) $1.50
Godzilla (1998) (MA/4K) $8
Gone Girl (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.75
Good Boys (2019) (MA/HD) $3.75
Good Will Hunting (1997) (Vudu/HD) $5.25
Goodfellas (1990) (MA/4K) $6.50
Goosebumps 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $7.50 (MA/HD) $6.50
Gotti (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (MA/HD) $3.75
Grease (1978), 2 (1982), Live! (2016) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $14
Greatest Showman (2017) (MA/HD) $2.25
Green Book (2018) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $5
Green Knight (2021) (Vudu/4K) $5.50
Green Lantern: Beware My Power (2022) (MA/HD) $3.25
Green Mile, The (1999) (MA/4K) $6
Greta (2019) (MA/HD) $5.25
Grey, The (2012) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Groundhog Day (1993) (MA/4K) $8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.25
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (Vudu/4K) $4.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.50 (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Halloween (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.25
Halloween Ends (2022) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.50
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Happytime Murders (2018) (iTunes/4K) $1.75
Hardcore Henry (2016) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.50
Harriet (2019) (MA/HD) $4.25
Hate U Give (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
Haunting in Connecticut (2009) (Vudu/HD) $6.50
Heat, The (2013) (MA/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/SD) $1
Heaven is for Real (2014) (MA/HD) $2.75
Hell Fest (2018) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Hell or High Water (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Hellboy (2004) (MA/4K) $7.75
Hellboy (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.25
Hercules (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Hereditary (2018) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Hidden Figures (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Highlander (1986) (Vudu/4K) $5
Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) (Vudu/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.25
Hobbs & Shaw (2019) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $3.75
Hocus Pocus (1993) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $2.25
Holmes And Watson (2018) (MA/HD) $3.75
Home (2015) (MA/HD) $2
Home Alone 1-2 (MA/HD) $7.50
Hope Springs (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Hostiles (2017) (Vudu/4K) $4.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
Hotel Mumbai (2019) (MA/HD) $5.25
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003), Devil's Rejects (2005), 3 From Hell (2019) (Vudu/HD) $6
House of Gucci (2021) (iTunes/4K) $5
House of the Dragon: Season 1 (2022) (Vudu/4K) $9 (Vudu/HD) $5.50
House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3.75
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (MA/4K) $6.50
How to Train Your Dragon Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $7.50 $4.75 Each
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $4.25
Howard the Duck (1986) (MA/4K) $7
Hunger Games Collection 1-4 (Vudu/HD) $6 (iTunes/4K) $12
Hunter Killer (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Hurt Locker (2008) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Hustle, The (2019) (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Hustlers (2019) (iTunes/4K) $3
I Feel Pretty (2018) (iTunes/HD) $1
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) (MA/HD) $3.50
I See You (2019) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
I, Frankenstein (2014) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.75
I, Tonya (2017) (MA/HD) $5.75
Ice Age (2002) (MA/HD) $5
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (MA/HD) $6
Identity Thief (2013) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $3.75
If I Stay (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Imitation Game, The (2014) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (2017) (iTunes/HD) $3.50
In the Heights (2021) (MA/4K) $5
Inception (2010) (MA/4K) $6.50
Incredibles (2004) (MA/4K) $7.75 (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.75
Incredibles 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2
Independence Day (1996) (MA/4K) $7.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.50
Indiana Jones 1-4 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $20
Inglorious Bastards (2009) (MA/4K) $7
Inside Out (2015) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.50
Instant Family (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2 (iTunes/4K) $1.50
Insurgent (2015) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (Vudu/HD) $3.50
Interstellar (2014) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (Vudu/HD) $4
Invisible Man (2020) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3.75
Iron Man 1-3 (MA/4K) $21 (iTunes/4K) $16 (GP/HD) $7.50
Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United (2013) (MA/HD) $5.50
It Follows (2015) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (Vudu/HD) $6.75
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5
Jack Reacher Collection 1-2 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $7
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Jackass Forever (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4
Jane Got a Gun (2016) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Jason Bourne (2016) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $3.50 (MA/HD) $3
Jason Statham 6-Movie (Wild Card, War, Bank Job, Transporter 3, Crank, Crank 2) (Vudu/HD) $11.50
Jaws (1975) (MA/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75
Jaws (1975) Jaws 2 (1978) Jaws 3 (1983) Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (MA/HD) $15.50
Jexi (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.50
Jigsaw (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2
Jingle All the Way (1996) (MA/HD) $5.25
JOBS (2013) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
John Wick Collection 1-3 (Vudu/4K) $16.50 (iTunes/4K) $14.50 (Vudu/HD) $8
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4
Judy (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Juice (1992) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Jumanji (1995) (MA/HD) $6.50
Jumanji: Next Level (2019) & Welcome to the Jungle (2017) (MA/HD) $7.50
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $5.50
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $2 (MA/SD) $1
Jungle Book (1967) (MA/HD) $6 (GP/HD) $4
Jungle Book (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
Jungle Book 2 (2003) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $5.50
Jungle Cruise (2021) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $3
Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) (MA/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.75 (MA/HD) $3
Jurassic World Collection 1-5 (MA/4K) $20 (iTunes/4K) $17.50 (MA/HD) $10
Jurassic World Collection 1-6 (MA/4K) $23.50 (MA/HD) $11.50
Jurassic World: Dominion + Extended Cut (2022) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.25
Justice League x RWBY Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part One (2023) (MA/HD) $4.25
Kick-Ass (2010) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
Kid, The (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.25
Killer Elite (2011) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $3.25
Killing Kennedy (2013) (MA/HD) $6.50
Killing Lincoln (2013) (MA/HD) $5.25
Kin (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
King Kong (2005) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.75 (MA/HD) $3.50
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) (MA/HD) $4.50
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.25
Knight and Day (2010) (MA/HD) $6.50
Knives Out (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.25
Knock at the Cabin (2023) (MA/HD) $5.50
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) (MA/HD) $2.50
Kung Fu Panda Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $12.50
La La Land (2016) (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Lady and the Tramp (1955) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.75
Last Duel, The (2021) (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $4
Last Witch Hunter (2015) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Last Word (2017) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4.75
Legion of Super Heroes (2023) (MA/HD) $6
Les Miserables (1998) (MA/HD) $7
Les Miserables (2012) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Life of Pi (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Lightyear (2022) (MA/4K) $5 (MA/HD) $2.75 (GP/HD) $2
Lilo & Stitch (2002) & Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (MA/HD) $10.50 (GP/HD) $6
Lincoln Lawyer (2011) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Lion King (1994) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2.75
Lion King (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $4 (GP/HD) $1.25
Little (2019) (MA/HD) $4.50
Little Fockers (2010) (MA/HD) $5
Little Mermaid (1989) (MA/4K) $7.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.75
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (MA/4K) $5
Lock Up (1989) (Vudu/4K) $5
Logan (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Logan Lucky (2017) (MA/HD) $1.50 (iTunes/4K) $2.25
Lone Ranger (2013) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Lone Survivor (2013) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $2 (MA/HD) $1.50
Long Shot (2019) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4
Longest Ride (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $1.50
Looper (2012) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $3
Lost City, The (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Love and Monsters (2020) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $7
Lucy (2014) (MA/HD) $2
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Mad Max Collection 1-4 (Vudu/4K) $20
Madagascar Collection 1-4 (MA/HD) $14
Magnificent Seven (2016) (Vudu/4K) $6 (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $1.75
Man on a Ledge (2012) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Marry Me (2022) (MA/HD) $6.50
Marshall (2017) (MA/HD) $4.75
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (MA/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2
Matrix: Resurrections (2021) (MA/4K) $5
Maze Runner (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.50
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $6
McFarland, USA (2015) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
Megan Leavey (2017) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.75
Memory (2022) (MA/HD) $3.50
Men (2022) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Men in Black (1997) (MA/HD) $6.50
Men in Black 3 (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Men in Black Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $15.50
Men in Black II (2002) (MA/HD) $6.75
Menu (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50 (GP/HD) $4
MIB: International (2019) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $4.75
Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts - Volume 1 (2023) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $4
Midway (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4
Mile 22 (2018) (iTunes/4K) $1.75
Minions (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) & Minions (2015) (MA/HD) $8
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5.25
Miss Bala (2019) (MA/HD) $3.75
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Mission: Impossible Collection 1-6 (Vudu/4K) $25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $20
Moana (2016) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $2
Money Monster (2016) (MA/HD) $3.25
Moneyball (2011) (MA/HD) $2.75
Monster Hunter (2020) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $4.25
Monsters University (2013) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.50
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (MA/HD) $4.75
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) (MA/4K) $7.25
Moonfall (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5
Moonlight (2016) (Vudu/HD) $4
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) (MA/HD) $4.75
Morbius (2022) (MA/4K) $5.25 (MA/HD) $3.25 (MA/SD) $2.25
Mortal Engines (2018) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $3.25
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2014) (MA/HD) $3.50
Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Mother's Day (2016) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5
Mountain Between Us (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $1.50
Mr & Mrs. Smith (2005) (MA/HD) $5.75
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (MA/HD) $3.25
Mulan (1998) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3
Mulan (2020) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $2.25
Mulan 2 (2005) (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $2.75
Mummy, The (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Murder on The Orient Express (2017) (MA/HD) $2.75
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4
My Boss's Daughter (2003) (Vudu/HD) $6
My Fair Lady (1964) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.25
Natural, The (1984) (MA/4K) $5
Nebraska (2013) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.25
Never Grow Old (2019) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
New Mutants (2020) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
News of the World (2020) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.75
Night at the Museum 3-Movie (MA/HD) $13.50 $6 Each (MA/SD) $9
Night Before (2015) (MA/HD) $4.75
Night School (Extended) (2018) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $3.75
Nightmare Alley (2021) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3.50
No Country For Old Men (2007) (Vudu/HD) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $6.50
Noah (2014) (Vudu/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/HD) $1.50
Nope (2022) (MA/4K) $8 (MA/HD) $5.75
Nope (2022), Get Out (2017) & Us (2019) (MA/HD) $10
Northman (2022) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $4.50
Notting Hill (1999) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Now You See Me 1-2 (Vudu/HD) $4 (iTunes/HD) $6.50
Nut Job (2014) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $1.75
Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3 (GP/HD) $2.50
Oblivion (2013) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $3.50 (MA/HD) $2.25
Office Space (1999) (MA/HD) $7
Olaf's Frozen Adventure Plus 6 Disney Tales (2017) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5
One Direction: This is Us + Extended Fan Edition (2013) (MA/HD) $3.25
Only The Brave (2017) (MA/HD) $5.50
Onward (2020) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $2.25
Operation Finale (2018) (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Other Woman (2014) (MA/HD) $2.25
Ouija (2014) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Our Kind of Traitor (2016) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Overboard (2016) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5.75
Overlord (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5 (Vudu/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $4
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) (MA/HD) $2 (GP/HD) $1
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
Parasite (2019) (MA/HD) $4.75
Passengers (2016) (MA/HD) $2.75
Paterno (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
Patriot Games (1992) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Patriots Day (2017) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Paul, Apostle Of Christ (2018) (MA/HD) $4.50
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $6
Peanuts Movie (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.25
Pearl (2022) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Penguins of Madagascar (2014) (MA/HD) $2.75
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) (MA/HD) $2.25
Pet Sematary (1989) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $4 (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Pete’s Dragon (2016) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.25
Peter Pan (1953) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.75
Peter Pan: Return to Neverland (2002) (MA/HD) $6 (GP/HD) $4.50
Peter Rabbit (2018) & 2 (2021) (MA/HD) $8.50 $4.75 Each
Philadelphia (1993) (MA/4K) $7.75
Pineapple Express (Unrated Edition) (2008) (MA/HD) $6.50
Pitch Black - Unrated Director's Cut (2000) (MA/HD) $6
Pitch Perfect (2012) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Pitch Perfect Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $11.50
Plane (2023) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $8
Planet of the Apes 1-3 (Newer) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $12
Power Rangers (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.25 (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Precious (2009) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $6.25
Predator (1987), 2 (1990), Predators (2009), Predator (2018) (MA/HD) $11
Predator (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.50
Pretty in Pink (1986) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.75
Prey for the Devil (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Priceless (2016) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $5
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) (MA/HD) $6.50
Prophecy Collection 1-5 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $14.50
Proud Mary (2018) (MA/HD) $4.25
Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), The Birds (1963), Vertigo (1958) (MA/4K) $17
Pulp Fiction (1994) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (Vudu/HD) $4.25 (iTunes/HD) $5.25
Punisher, The (2004) (Vudu/4K) $5.75
Punisher: War Zone (2008) (Vudu/4K) $5.75
Purge: Anarchy (2014) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75
Puss in Boots (2011) (MA/4K) $6.75
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) (MA/HD) $7.50
Queen & Slim (2019) (MA/HD) $4.50
Queen of Katwe (2016) (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Raid 2 (2014) (MA/HD) $5.75
Raid: Redemption + Unrated (2012) (MA/HD) $5.75
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) (MA/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $1.50
Rambo Collection 1-5 (Vudu/HD) $13
Ray (2004) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $5.25
Ready or Not (2019) (MA/HD) $6.25
Rear Window (1954) (MA/4K) $4.75
Red 2 (2013) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
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Requiem for a Dream - Director's Cut (2000) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Rescuers, The (1977) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $4
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $3.25
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Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (MA/HD) $5.25
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) (MA/HD) $3.50
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Running Man, The (1987) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2
Sandlot, The (1993) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5
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Saw (2004) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
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Scarface (1983) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.25
Scary Movie 3 (2003) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3
Schindler's List (1993) (MA/HD) $4.75
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) (Vudu/HD) $3.75 (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Scream (1996) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Scream 5 (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Scream Collection 1-3 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $13.50
Scrooged (1988) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Secret Headquarters (2022) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $6
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4.50
Selma (2015) (Vudu/HD) $3 (iTunes/HD) $2.25
Serenity (2005) (MA/HD) $3.50
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Sessions, The (2012) (MA/HD) $4.50
Shack (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.50
Shallows, The (2016) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD $4
Shang-Chi (2021) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $3
Shape of Water (2017) (MA/HD) $3.25
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (MA/4K) $5
Shawshank Redemption (1994) (MA/4K) $6
Shazam! (2019) (MA/4K) $7
Sherlock Gnomes (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $2.25
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Silent Night, Deadly Night: 3-Film Collection (1989-1991) (Vudu/HD) $6
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (Vudu/HD) $2
Sin City (2005) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
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Sleeping Beauty (1959) (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Slender Man (2018) (MA/HD) $5.25
Smile (2022) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $6.75
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3.75
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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937) (MA/HD) $6 (GP/HD) $3.75
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Sorry to Bother You (2018) (MA/HD) $4.75
Soul (2020) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $2.25
Source Code (2011) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Space Jam (1996) (MA/4K) $5
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Sparkle (2012) (MA/HD) $3.50 (MA/SD) $2.25
Speed (1994) (MA/4K) $5.25
Spider-Man Collection 1-8 (MA/HD) $26
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Stuber (2019) (MA/HD) $4.75
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Suicide Squad, The (2021) (MA/4K) $5
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Super Buddies (2013) (MA/HD) $5 (GP/HD) $3.50
Super Troopers 2 (2018) (MA/HD) $3
Survive the Night (2020) (Vudu/4K) $4 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
SW: A New Hope (1977) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (GP/HD) $3.50
SW: Empire Strikes Back (1980) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $6.50 (GP/HD) $3.50
SW: Force Awakens (2015) (MA/4K) $5.25 iTunes/4K) $3.50 (GP/HD) $1
SW: Last Jedi (2017) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.75 (GP/HD) $1
SW: Phantom Menace (1999) (MA/4K) $7.50 (iTunes/4K) $6.50 (GP/HD) $3.50
SW: Return of the Jedi (1983) (MA/4K) $7.25 (iTunes/4K) $6.50 (GP/HD) $3.50
Taken Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $9
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Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse (2022) (MA/HD) $5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Ten Commandments (1956) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Terminator: Genisys (2015) (Vudu/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/4K) $3
Terms of Endearment (1983) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5
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Thing, The (2011) (MA/HD) $6.25
Think Like a Man (2012) & Two (2014) (MA/HD) $9
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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $3.25 (GP/HD) $2
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Untouchables, The (1987) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
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Venom (2005) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
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Vertigo (1958) (MA/HD) $4.75
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Victor Frankenstein (2015) (MA/HD) $5.75
Vivo (2021) (MA/HD) $4
Vow, The (2012) (MA/HD) $3.50
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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022) (MA/HD) $6
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2023.05.26 14:35 Hyungusfungus 1 YEAR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY UPDATE!
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2023.05.26 08:51 Drakolf The Vampire's Betrothal:
The unhallowed ground sang to me, generations of secular ignorance and religious arrogance had led to this day- my wedding.
He chose the name Kain, and refused to tell me the one his birth parents had cursed him with, it was all the same to me, really, I changed mine every generation.
I had made my home in an old, abandoned chapel- Christian, Baptist, though with their many schisms, it may as well have been naught. There was nary a believer in that house when it served as little more than a glorified spot to share gossip, and there were none after the fact.
The House of God was devoid of faith, and it caused me no end of joy knowing that I could simply enter- after all, God welcomes all into his home, even when he isn't there- and listen to the natter and prattle and hullabaloo and ballyhoo, to single out a single, lonely widow, searching desperately in the solace of her God.
The blood of the righteous was always the sweetest.
Yet in this day and age, such things were a rarity, even with the proliferation of evangelism and their mansions they called a church. I sought my meals elsewhere, those rabid fanatics wouldn't even believe what I was even if I drained their dear pastor dry.
It was on a dreary wednesday morning, as I turned the collar of my coat against the dim light that settled on the earth through an endless sea of whites and grays, that I spied a youth running from one such temple to almighty mammon.
He was not being chased, yet it was clear he was fleeing, so from a distance I followed, my thirst making his blood-scent all the more alluring.
He was yet plump and tender, a body well-loved yet still so very weak. Even as I hid my presence from him, growing nearer and nearer that he glanced over his shoulder and spotted me.
"Nice clothes, did you rob them from the cemetary?" He had asked with a sardonic smile. Oh, to be mocked by mere prey, I simply answered with a retort of my own.
"Yes, I happened to see you at the funeral."
He laughed, which had quite bemused me until it occurred to me that he had found my quip to be humorous, rather than scathing. Adorned in all black, with pale make up worn upon his brow and cheeks, that the black that adorned his lashes and eyes stood out all the more strikingly, that had I not scented his blood I might have mistaken him for one of my own.
"So, uh. How old are you?" He had asked, pulling from his pocket a well-worn carton of cigarettes.
My true age is a mystery even to me, so I simply gave the answer I always offered. "Twenty-one." It was an age that was most convenient for my purposes, and not far from my visage.
"Cool, the right age for drinking. Wanna go for a beer?"
I stood upon that concrete path in quite as state, as I had found his inquiry to be quite perplexing- I had long lost any taste for alcohol, and while I could taste food, the reality that it could not sustain me made it irrelevant in my life, save those rare moments when I must dine.
"I never drink... beer." I answered, with a touch of disdain. Yet his laughter to my response further confounded me.
"Finally, someone knows how the actual quote goes." He spoke, it had seemed I had gained his trust so easily, so once prompted again to partake of alcohol, I acquiesced.
I had learned in that time that he was that he was a 'Goth', a rather quaint little subculture which- among many other things- made grand overtures to mimic what me and my peers had once considered finery.
There was nary an eye that did not gaze upon me, a fact I considered to be quite disquieting. It was sat upon a mere replica of a fine throne that the compliments regarding my countenance were delivered by all who passed me by.
Unto me was delivered a veritable feast of blood, simply due to them emulating my manner of dress.
I did not hunt so early, waiting to learn who was well-known, and who was not. The alcohol did not effect me in any fashion, such that even as my companion grew in drunkenness, he did not seem to notice I still held tightly my faculties.
It was the kiss that had equally led to this moment, drunken, yet no less passionate, his tongue scraping lightly against my fangs, tantalizingly close to puncture, yet staved off by what could only be skill in avoiding such.
His audacity had set any plans for a hunt aside, as this paramour had caught my interest.
Our courtship began in earnest, long-dead methods for wooing another granted another day to shine, My every day that I could, I spent studying him, and he studying me, and it was upon the third week that he uttered my secret aloud.
"You're actually a vampire, aren't you?"
"What would you do, if I were?" I had asked. "Would you flee in terror, that I hunt you down and drain you dry, or would you present your neck to me, that I drink my fill?"
His answer was far more carnal than either, and while I had long ago lost the ability to initiate- not without drinking an entire Human dry- he had proven there were other ways- ways that I found to be quite enjoyable.
And so it was to be, that upon this day of our wedding, that I felt that accursed sign, and cringed as the Hunter gazed upon me with malice. I was but newly wed, having shared a kiss of the deepest passion, and presenting as I always had the facsimile of life, to devour cake and drink wine, to be merry.
I excused myself so as to not arouse suspicion, claiming a need to address a call of nature, and it was upon a secluded hill that the Hunter approached, bearing a silver cross in hand, that burned me upon the merest glance.
"So, Hunter, you have found me." I spoke. "Upon this day, where I have attained joy I have not felt in centuries, to a man who does not fear me. Are you to wait until he is mine in eternity, or do you seek to save a soul that does not want your salvation?"
He raised a crossbow, one bearing a stake of oak, undoubtedly blessed by holy waters, and aimed for my heart. "I don't have to justify myself to you, monster. You fucked up the moment you picked my cousin."
I chuckled. "Ah, so it was you whose hatred had chased him away on that fateful day." I mused. "It is you whom I have to thank, for was it not your rejection of his choice of bedmate, your rejection of his antipathy of God, that led him into my embrace?"
He fired once, and that was all I granted him. I swatted aside the oaken stake as I would any other mundanity aimed upon my breast, and with one hand took from him his weapon, stepping away and tossing it aside.
"Holy water, my dear, naive Human, must be blessed by the faithful." I spoke solemnly. "You should have blessed it yourself, you might have killed me then."
He held his cross up, a bulwark against my advance, I backed away, to a more comfortable distance. "That icon is certainly a powerful barrier in your hands, yet now it is all that you have. We have endless space to maneuver, and the party is merely a stone's throw away."
I smiled. "Imagine the hatred in your cousin's eyes, seeing you chasing me, threatening my life."
"You only care about killing people." He accused.
"Human." I spoke calmly and tersely. "Do you not think of the cattle that is tortured, that you break your daily bread over its flesh?" I took a step forward, keeping a calm demeanor as the hateful bulwark sought to singe my flesh.
"Have you not failed in your duty as a steward of God's land?" I continued, my advance persisting by another footfall.
"Son of Adam, of Eve, of Seth- How long will it take for you to understand the sin you bear is not the apple, but the castigation of your own blood."
"Not another step further!" He snapped.
"Is the blood of the Covenant truly thicker than the water of the womb?" I persisted, the faint smoke that rose from me an indication that I was but another step away from burning. "Or have you simply been deluded by fat men in grandiose temples, who speak of Christ forming a whip of cords and destroying the tables of moneychangers, all without a single trace of irony in their voice?"
The burning stopped, I approached him calmly and took the cross from his hands and simply said, "I thought not."
The scent of fear was strong in him, and I gazed into his eyes. "You will wait here, and I shall return with my husband."
He stood, entranced, and I stepped away and took in my arms my beloved. "Come, let us away to walk in the light of the full moon." I spoke. "Let these mortals bask in the delights we have brought to them, shall we?"
We were not followed upon the start of our walk, and at the end of it, we yet remained alone. I spoke of my encounter with my beloved husband's cousin, and upon arriving, gazing upon his frozen tear-stained face, I said, "I have done no harm to him."
He fell to his hands and knees, praying fervently, feverishly, seeking some distant light to deliver him from wickedness. My husband knelt beside him and hugged him, and in their embrace, in turn embraced him.
As the erstwhile hunter was laid upon the ground, his eyes gazing distantly in horror at his fate, my husband took my proferred handkerchief and wiped his face.
I approached him, resting my finger below his chin, and I said, with love in my heart, "Welcome to the family."
I kissed him, my tongue delighting in the taste of blood that lingered around his beautiful new fangs.
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2023.05.26 05:59 cishet_isomer Survivor's Guilt
Long post (~2,500 words) incoming - this is an essay from my journal about narrative arcs, collective versus individual meaning, passing, money, and surgery.
CW: a lot of things, but in particular: beauty, passing and money
At risk of spoiling a 2,000 year old Greek tragedy, Euripides' Medea tells the story of a woman who, in order to spite her unfaithful husband, kills her two young children as well as her husband’s royal bride. When confronted by her husband, she is rescued by her grandfather the sun god Helios, who provides her with a divine, dragon-drawn chariot which she uses to escape to Athens. The final scene of the tragedy involves Medea escaping into the sunset after this divine intervention, with the audience left to ponder the nature of evil and the motivations of the gods.
While the play itself introduces some interesting and novel themes - it includes one of the first and most well known portrayals of filicide, the murder of one’s children, for example - the ending never quite sat right with me. As a storytelling device, the introduction of a literal god as a plot twist is, well, kind of a cop out. It couldn’t be predicted, it involves a being far more powerful than any of the human characters, and… well, it’s kind of like getting to the end of a movie and then the main character wakes up and it was all just a bad dream. It’s not a satisfying conclusion!
This mechanic has since become known as “Deus ex Machina” - “God from the machine” - and it’s a common refrain used to criticize an unsatisfying plot twist in modern media. To use a Deus ex Machina is to take an impossible situation and turn it around with such overwhelming force that the threat of the original challenge fades away entirely. A satisfying ending usually demonstrates success against overwhelming odds, tenacity, and character development. A Deus ex Machina shows none of these.
Of course, while Deus ex Machinas tend to make for unsatisfying stories, most people would be pretty happy to win a multimillion dollar lottery, even if it means that the satisfaction of finally saving up for a yearly holiday or of getting a surprisingly nice tax return would probably not be worth much anymore; even if any conceivable career success they could experience in their life would probably never even amount to a tenth of the money they just acquired on luck alone. To most people, there are parts of life where the story is less important than the practicality, and so this is still a good deal. Money is one such example, and it’s why there are more lawyers than poets. But this story doesn’t really sell either, which is why rich people of all stripes love to view themselves as hardworking, courageous, persistent, and the type of person who could do it all again if they had to.
People like to tell a similar story about beauty. The allure of the makeover is this: you take someone who just doesn’t know how to dress or present themselves, but has potential. You teach them the basics of fashion, makeup and skincare, you get them onto a workout routine, and then you cultivate a mindset of inner beauty that will shine through. Lo and behold, they are beautiful! And more importantly, you as the viewer can be beautiful too, you just need to bring out the beauty that was lurking inside all along.
The existence of plastic surgery marrs this narrative. More accurately, the fact that it works marrs this narrative. It’s almost horrifying the way in which someone can be treated awfully, get surgery to fix one or two features, and then be perceived like a completely different person, almost like they have become more worthy of love. A makeover in the usual sense wouldn’t fix this. There is only so much that contouring or well shaped clothes can do to improve a person’s attractiveness or make them look like a model - not to mention that the constant attention that is required to keep this up kind of gets exhausting.
Whether we want to or not, there is a certain extent to which we blame people for their own looks, as if they chose them. When it comes to choice in fashion or piercings, this might be valid - after all, if you’re getting judged for having an alternative aesthetic and you’d like to stop that perception, you can just change your aesthetic. But I can’t help but notice that when I see someone with a large nose, or crooked teeth, or fat in the wrong places, or a receding hairline, then I categorize them differently to how I would if they didn’t have these flaws. I think of them as a different person, even though rationally I know I shouldn’t.
Of course, this extends to gender perception as well, and it’s the reason that even the most well-meaning genuine allies can still slip up on pronouns from time to time, or struggle to see non-passing trans women as truly women, or treat non binary people closer to one binary gender than the other if they’re not presenting completely androgynous. There’s work to be done as a collective, sure - and that work is extremely important - but as individual trans people, changing the perception of every single person we meet is a laughably gargantuan task, and it’s often easier to just adhere to the beauty standards that are set for us. This is basically what “passing” amounts to: adhering to some existing standard of cisgender beauty. We can resist this all we like, and I have nothing but respect for those who do, but in the short run this seems to amount to something like the struggling poet archetype resisting capitalism: as unsatisfying and non-storylike and damn depressing as it sounds, they’d probably have a far more enjoyable subjective experience of life if they took their writing skills to somewhere that would pay them for it instead.
Unfortunately, simply choosing to adhere to beauty standards is so much easier said than done. My view of gender perception is that it comes in three layers: things presentation affects, things hormones affect, and things that neither of them affect.
Up until a few weeks ago I had a septum piercing. I got it because I thought it looked cool, I wanted to try having one, I liked embodying an alt aesthetic from time to time, and frankly, I felt like it drew attention away from the parts of my nose I didn’t like, by being the center of attention for anyone looking in the vicinity of that area. Removing it was not a conclusive decision, but I’d grown to miss how I looked without it, it was a bit uncomfortable sometimes, and it made me sneeze a lot. So I took it out, and that was that. If I wanted to put it back in at any point, it would involve a trip to the piercing parlour a couple of suburbs over, and maybe $40 or so. Not really a big deal.
Piercings, clothes, shoes, makeup, skincare and hair care all come under the category of “things you can affect pretty quickly”. And they can indeed make a big difference. But they are also surface level - a large, muscular man wearing feminine attire is more likely to be read as a gay man, a crossdresser, or a drag queen than as a woman. A petite girl wearing masculine clothing might be read as a tomboy, butch, or simply wearing her boyfriend’s hoodie. Getting genuinely good at makeup helps too, but that’s starting to push outside the category of “things you can do straight away”.
Luckily there is another level of perception that can be affected - things that take some time, but can be done. Hair length, if going in the direction of making it longer, comes into this category. Just about anything that hormones can change comes into this category. Voice training might be one of the most powerful things in this category. Permanent and semi-permanent hair removal fit here as well.
Once these top two layers are accounted for, over enough time, the lines between “cis woman” and “trans woman” or between “cis man” and “trans man” begin to blur substantially. The bell curves start to intersect, at first only in the extremes but then over time they move closer and closer together.
Yet, the averages don’t really touch, and the missing explanation comes under the umbrella category of “things that hormones don’t affect”.
What goes here? Height, to a large extent, is one of these things - losing an inch or two on HRT isn’t unheard of but nobody over six foot is suddenly going to become five and a half feet tall. In my personal experience, the height loss if any comes down to a rounding error - I’ve gone from a bit over six foot two to a bit under.
One of the most important things for passing that hormones don’t affect is facial bones. Luckily and perhaps surprisingly, in many cases you can take a slightly masculine facial structure and overlay it with feminine fat distribution and a bit of makeup, and you would probably be pleasantly surprised at how it changes over the course of a couple of years. For someone in this boat, the majority of the population would probably not be any the wiser if the rest of this person’s presentation checked out. But of course, there are many heavily gendered facial features and the chance that a trans woman has at least one of them outside the range of what is considered normal for cis women is fairly likely. Couple this with the likelihood that she is probably taller and larger in proportions than average, likely has a deeper voice, and might have smaller breasts than the average cis woman - and you can see how the intersection of these features can cause genuine psychological distress in the inability to be gendered correctly without significant personal effort.
There is one way to bypass this hierarchy of immutability, however. Surgery is a panacea that can augment breast growth, fix facial bone structure, and even in some (highly experimental, strongly not recommended) cases reduce height. Surgery can cut right through the top layer of how well you do your makeup, down past the middle layer of how hormones changed your face shape, and modify the very bone that frames everything it sits behind.
When it comes to Facial Feminization Surgery or FFS, beneath all the talk of orbital shaping and chin reductions, tracheal shaves and lip lifts, there is an unstated promise: if you pay us, nobody will know you weren’t born like this. Personal opinions vary, and it’s hard to get a genuinely objective view of where your facial bone structure sits along this bell curve, but I’ve got the CT scans as evidence for my case and the verdict is that my chin, jaw, forehead, nose, and Adam’s apple could all be more feminine than they are. Hormones will not do anything about these. The allure is real, to the point where putting my life savings on the line to undergo FFS was almost an easy decision. As the surgery date draws closer, my anxiety rises, but I have never once doubted that this is what I need.
Even worse is the fact that part of the allure of FFS is its rarity: facial features are a good way to clock trans women purely for the fact that so few of them can afford to have them changed. I cannot think about this without experiencing immense guilt. If FFS was commonplace, then the subset of clocking with more hostile origins would probably shift even more strongly to other aspects like voice, height and shoe size, the last two of which would out me straight away.
Why do I feel so guilty about this? If I were cis, these features would be given by birthright and I would not be sitting here psychoanalysing myself into a panic thinking about them. Would it be wrong to just say I need this, refuse to elaborate any more, and call it a day?
The surgeons I have spoken to have all been lovely, but there’s no denying that there is a tendency for surgeons to develop god complexes - some patients even joke that it’s a prerequisite for the role. In a way, it almost feels justified - the right surgery at the right time can completely change the course of someone’s life, whether it’s a heart transplant or a forehead reconstruction. How is that any different to the many other things that people tend to ascribe to gods - diagnosis and remission of diseases, life-changing job offers, graduations, weddings, the birth of children?
I’ve already thought about what I’m going to say to people when they ask how I feel after I’ve had FFS: that it feels like waking up from a bad dream. The fact that I have premeditated this response indicates that I feel like I am in a bad dream now, and that FFS will be the god from the machine that wakes me. This has all the hallmarks of all the worst story endings I have ever read, and yet I still want it, and that makes me think that my life is not quite the story I wish it was.
I don’t know what the satisfying alternative ending would be in this case - do I just accept my fate as being somewhat clockable, and make peace with that, forever? Do I become an icon for trans liberation, standing proud and tall in the face of discrimination and being unwaveringly me even if others don’t see it? Do I develop a slavish devotion to the witchcraft of makeup to the point where surgery is an obsolete afterthought? Even that narrative doesn’t feel satisfying: there is no rebellion, no character arc, no defiance - just ongoing effort into being perceived as me until the day I die.
Whenever I see someone being unashamedly themselves, brow bone and all, I feel nothing but pride for my people. Yet when I put in the effort, when I’m having a good day, I am seen as I am and I know in my heart that I would be overjoyed if this were my life. As I write this, I am sitting in a cafe, no makeup, jeans and a hoodie, and the waiter just tried to bring me an order for “Daniel” - yet I know this would never happen if I put on foundation and mascara before leaving the house, blow dried my hair properly, and wore something form fitting.
I don’t feel wholly cheated of the promise that, as a young twenty-something, after around a year and a quarter on hormones, with chin-length hair and a pretty decent voice, I should be able to pass the majority of the time - I do. But there will always be bad days, and those are the days where I need the assurance the most. Maybe FFS is just ensuring that on those bad days, I can still feel like myself? Maybe it’s just front loading the effort that goes into passing in a single, painful, multi-hour sculpting for the price of a house deposit, rather than dispersed over years and years of makeup application? How can I justify it in a way that feels morally absolvable to me, that doesn’t ignore the fact that there are others who need this just as much as I do but will never receive it?
It’s become painfully clear to me that there are no right answers, but I’m not sure I like the answer that after waxing all this poetic, I’m taking the path of the lawyer after all.
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2023.05.25 23:41 dblack246 [Spoilers] [Published] Sword Strokes, Cyvasse, and the Self-Aware Author. Part one: Ruse Bolton and Storm Born
After some 15 or so times through (thank you Audible) the core 5 books in the series, I am really starting to notice habits in George's writing style. Interestingly enough, one habit of his is to write about habits. Whether it is Arya biting her lip, Jon flexing his burned fingers, Jaime's phantom fingers, or Sandor's mouth twitching George has invested considerable text to the concepts of repetition and pattern spotting.
He shows us the perils of repetition in sword fighting:
Bronn pushed a fall of hair from his eyes. "He's the best of them. But watch him, he falls into a rhythm, delivering the same strokes in the same order each time he attacks." He grinned. "That will be the death of him, the day he faces me." Tyrion IV, ACOK.
He shows us this in Cyvasse:
"I understand you've fought some mighty battles too, Your Grace," said Drey in his most cheerful voice. "It is said you show our brave Prince Trystane no mercy at the cyvasse table.""He always sets his squares up the same way, with all the mountains in the front and his elephants in the passes," said Myrcella. "So I send my dragon through to eat his elephants." The Queenmaker, AFFC.
And again here:
The sellsword was nearly as bad a player as the Yunkish lord had been, but his play was stolid and tenacious rather than bold. His opening arrays were different every time, yet all the same—conservative, defensive, passive. He does not play to win, Tyrion realized. He plays so as not to lose. It worked in their second game, when the little man overreached himself with an unsound assault. It did not work in the third game, nor the fourth, nor the fifth, which proved to be their last. Tyrion X, ADWD.
Arya is able to kill her target by noting his patterns.
Yet they brought him money: leather purses plump with gold and silver and the square iron coins of Braavos. The old man would count it out carefully, sorting the coins and stacking them up neatly, like with like. He never looked at the coins. Instead he bit them, always on the left side of his mouth, where he still had all his teeth. From time to time he'd spin one on the table and listen to the sound it made when it came clattering to a stop. The Ugly Little Girl, ADWD.
George even touches upon this in performance arts.
Penny did not return the smile. "By myself, all I can do is ride around in circles. And even if the queen should laugh, where will I go afterward? We never stay in one place long. The first time they see us they laugh and laugh, but by the fourth or fifth time, they know what we're going to do before we do it. Then they stop laughing, so we have to go somewhere new. Tyrion VIII ADWD.
I don't think it is a coincidence this passage is included in the fifth performance of the series. GRRM is aware he needs to shake things up because if you don't change, people get bored or they spot your patterns and know what you are going to do before you are ready to reveal.
George writes how the nature of humanity in unchanging.
"You may read it here. It is old and fragile." He studied her, frowning. "Archmaester Rigney once wrote that history is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again, he said. I think of that whenever I contemplate the Crow's Eye. Euron Greyjoy sounds queerly like Urron Greyiron to these old ears. I shall not go to Old Wyk. Nor should you."
George seems to think humanity is moving in a circle.
She took Ser Arys by the hand, and wove her fingers through his own. "Have you ever seen the arms of House Toland of Ghost Hill?"He had to think a moment. "A dragon eating its own tail?""The dragon is time. It has no beginning and no ending, so all things come round again. The Soiled Knight, AFFC.
And traveling in a circle is one way I can make some sense of...
"To go north, you must journey south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow."
I think George writes so often about patterns and habits because he is also a creature of habit. I could be wrong about this, but I think George writes the same way Ser Tallad fights. He falls into a pattern of strokes in a particular order. At times, he writes like Brown Ben Plumm plays Cyvasse. He may move some pieces around but the basics are still there once you know what to look for. A while back, I noticed how Jon meeting Ygritte shared some story beats with Brienne meeting Jaime
. Readers much more talented than I such as u/hypocrite_deer
and many others have made astute observations about George writing in parallel
I theorize George is writing from a template. The same way Ser Tallad delivers the same strokes in the same order, George may be doing the same with several of his plot points. I believe if (if!
) we identify the proper parallel stories and or characters, we can predict where one unresolved story is going by looking to how the resolved story ended. Applying this way of interpretation to the text, I have some ideas about where a few things may be going in TWOW. I wanted to explore a few of those here. I am no expert and I make no claims to have correctly applied every detail, but I think I see some patterns.
As always, I am not trying to debunk or be contrarian to any popular theories. About 28% of the story is yet unreleased so we are all making guesses here in ways that make sense to us. Let's just all try to enjoy the exchange of perspectives.
The Prologue of ADWD may tell us Roose Bolton's fate
The ADWD prologue is the POV of Varamyr Sixskins who I believe is a parallel character to Ramsay Snow. They have a lot of the same character traits and story beats. I think we can take all we know about Varamyr to predict where the Ramsay story is going. But first, let's discuss the parallels.
Varamyr and Ramsay are each associated with the murder of a sibling (or assumed sibling).
Lump had been born a month before his proper time, and he was sick so often that no one expected him to live. His mother waited until he was almost four to give him a proper name, and by then it was too late. The whole village had taken to calling him Lump, the name his sister Meha had given him when he was still in their mother's belly. Meha had given Bump his name as well, but Lump's little brother had been born in his proper time, big and red and robust, sucking greedily at Mother's teats. She was going to name him after Father. Bump died, though. He died when he was two and I was six, three days before his nameday. Prologue, ADWD.
"Ramsay killed him. A sickness of the bowels, Maester Uthor says, but I say poison. In the Vale, Domeric had enjoyed the company of Redfort's sons. He wanted a brother by his side, so he rode up the Weeping Water to seek my bastard out. I forbade it, but Domeric was a man grown and thought that he knew better than his father. Now his bones lie beneath the Dreadfort with the bones of his brothers, who died still in the cradle, and I am left with Ramsay. Tell me, my lord … if the kinslayer is accursed, what is a father to do when one son slays another?" Reek III, ADWD.
There is also a shared motivation for the murders which appears to be jealousy. Varamyr killed his brother just a few days before his brother was to get his father's name.
Meha had given Bump his name as well, but Lump's little brother had been born in his proper time, big and red and robust, sucking greedily at Mother's teats. She was going to name him after Father. Bump died, though. He died when he was two and I was six, three days before his nameday. Prologue, ADWD.
Ramsay who is a Snow, may have killed Domeric because Domeric has the Bolton name of their father, which is what Ramsay clearly wants for himself. He tells us this value almost immediately after discarding the Reek disguise.
"Ramsay." There was a smile on his plump lips, but none in those pale pale eyes. "Snow, my wife called me before she ate her fingers, but I say Bolton." Theon VI, ACOK.
They are each rejected early in life.
His own mother had abandoned him as well. She cried for Bump, but she never cried for me. The morning his father pulled him out of bed to deliver him to Haggon, she would not even look at him. He had shrieked and kicked as he was dragged into the woods, until his father slapped him and told him to be quiet. "You belong with your own kind," was all he said when he flung him down at Haggon's feet. Prologue, ADWD.
"A year later this same wench had the impudence to turn up at the Dreadfort with a squalling, red-faced monster that she claimed was my own get. I should've had the mother whipped and thrown her child down a well … but the babe did have my eyes. She told me that when her dead husband's brother saw those eyes, he beat her bloody and drove her from the mill. That annoyed me, so I gave her the mill and had the brother's tongue cut out, to make certain he did not go running to Winterfell with tales that might disturb Lord Rickard. Each year I sent the woman some piglets and chickens and a bag of stars, on the understanding that she was never to tell the boy who had fathered him. A peaceful land, a quiet people, that has always been my rule." Reek III, ADWD.
Varamyr uses animals to facilitate his rape of women.
Whenever he desired a woman he sent his shadowcat to stalk her, and whatever girl he'd cast his eye upon would follow meekly to his bed. Some came weeping, aye, but still they came. Varamyr gave them his seed, took a hank of their hair to remember them by, and sent them back. Prologue, ADWD.
Ramsay does the same with his hounds.
Ben Bones, who liked the dogs better than their master, had told Reek they were all named after peasant girls Ramsay had hunted, raped, and killed back when he'd still been a bastard, running with the first Reek. "The ones who give him good sport, anywise. The ones who weep and beg and won't run don't get to come back as bitches." The next litter to come out of the Dreadfort's kennels would include a Kyra, Reek did not doubt. Reek III, ADWD.
They each take something from the women they rape. Varamyr a lock of hair, Ramsay takes a name. Each displays greater attachment to animals than they do people which may indicate an inability to connect with humans and a preference for control in relationships.
Both characters are associated with the skins of others with Varamyr being a skinchanger, and Ramsay flaying those who displease him. Ramsay even switches skins with Reek in a manner of speaking.
The man laughed. "The wretch is dead." He stepped closer. "The girl's fault. If she had not run so far, his horse would not have lamed, and we might have been able to flee. I gave him mine when I saw the riders from the ridge. I was done with her by then, and he liked to take his turn while they were still warm. I had to pull him off her and shove my clothes into his hands—calfskin boots and velvet doublet, silver-chased swordbelt, even my sable cloak. Ride for the Dreadfort, I told him, bring all the help you can. Take my horse, he's swifter, and here, wear the ring my father gave me, so they'll know you came from me. He'd learned better than to question me. By the time they put that arrow through his back, I'd smeared myself with the girl's filth and dressed in his rags. They might have hanged me anyway, but it was the only chance I saw." Theon VI, ACOK.
Ramsay makes several references to wearing human skin with his threat to make boots of Lady Dustin's skin, and later promising (or threatening) Big Walder with a cloak of skin. One could argue Varamyr is a man wearing the skins of animals while Ramsay is a beast wearing the skin of men.
Both characters receive teaching from a father figure which each character rejects as weakness.
He could almost hear Haggon growling at him. "Men may eat the flesh of beasts and beasts the flesh of men, but the man who eats the flesh of man is an abomination."Abomination. That had always been Haggon's favorite word. Abomination, abomination, abomination. To eat of human meat was abomination, to mate as wolf with wolf was abomination, and to seize the body of another man was the worst abomination of all. Haggon was weak, afraid of his own power. He died weeping and alone when I ripped his second life from him. Varamyr had devoured his heart himself. He taught me much and more, and the last thing I learned from him was the taste of human flesh. Prologue, ADWD.
Roose tries to impart his values upon Ramsay and Ramsay rejects this.
By the king's decree you are now a Bolton. Try and act like one. Tales are told of you, Ramsay. I hear them everywhere. People fear you.""Good.""You are mistaken. It is not good. No tales were ever told of me. Do you think I would be sitting here if it were otherwise? Your amusements are your own, I will not chide you on that count, but you must be more discreet. A peaceful land, a quiet people. That has always been my rule. Make it yours." Reek III, ADWD.
"You are the Warden of the North. Command them.""An invitation will accomplish the same thing. Power tastes best when sweetened by courtesy. You had best learn that if you ever hope to rule." The Lord of the Dreadfort glanced at Reek. "Oh, and unchain your pet. I am taking him." Id.
I think there are strong parallels between the characters. If you've spotted some I've missed, please share them in the comments. It is always fun to see how others view the material.
So if Ramsay and Varamyr are indeed parallel characters who are following substantially similar story beats, then we should ask whether there are elements of the Varamyr POV we can use to predict where Ramsay's story is going. I think there are two important factors learned from the ADWD prologue which provide clues to Ramsay's Winds story line. The first is Ramsay will kill Roose.
Ramsay killing Roose is really not much of reach I think. There is a clear tension between the two and no fondness between them. Now that Ramsay is decreed legitimate, he is the oldest Bolton heir. The surest way to ensure he gets the Dreadfort is to take it before he is disinherited in favor of another true born child. Ramsay ensures this by killing Roose. And given George writes about patricide elsewhere. (See Lannister, Tyrion in ASOS and Hunter, Harlan in AFFC).
The same could happen here.
Ramsay has a history of feeding his girls human meat. So Ramsay killing Roose and feeding him to dog (who are essentially domesticated wolves) as Varamyr killed Haggon shouldn't be all that controversial. However, there is another plot point in Varamyr's POV that if followed will invite some push back. Varamyr killed his foster father
rather than his biological father. If the pattern follows, then this is another clue Ramsay is not Roose's child.
Roose--and many readers--believes Ramsay is his child based on three factors shared with us in Reek III, ADWD.
- He raped Ramsay's mother in observance of the Lord's right to the first night.
- The woman shows up with a child about a year later.
- Roose and others believe Ramsay has Roose's eyes.
The first two factors are not great indicator's of paternity. Having sex with a woman who is later pregnant does not prove paternity (R.I.P. Jerry Springer). The child could be fathered by anyone else. So points 1 and 2 are not very strong. This leaves us with the eyes. Genetic traits passed down are better indicators genetic relationship but is a far from certain means of determining parentage. For many readers, the eyes are enough. I tend to be more skeptical than most, so I looked closely at the eyes and other factors. Eye color is the only
thing about Ramsay that is similar to Roose. Theon describes Ramsay as follows:
Ramsay was clad in black and pink—black boots, black belt and scabbard, black leather jerkin over a pink velvet doublet slashed with dark red satin. In his right ear gleamed a garnet cut in the shape of a drop of blood. Yet for all the splendor of his garb, he remained an ugly man, big-boned and slope-shouldered, with a fleshiness to him that suggested that in later life he would run to fat. His skin was pink and blotchy, his nose broad, his mouth small, his hair long and dark and dry. His lips were wide and meaty, but the thing men noticed first about him were his eyes. Reek I, ADWD.
Compare this to Roose
It was almost evenfall when the new master of Harrenhal arrived. He had a plain face, beardless and ordinary, notable only for his queer pale eyes. Neither plump, thin, nor muscular, he wore black ringmail and a spotted pink cloak. Arya IX, ACOK.
Roose Bolton lay abed, naked. Leeches clung to the inside of his arms and legs and dotted his pallid chest, Arya X, ACOK.
The Lord of the Dreadfort paid the chatter no mind, Catelyn saw. Sometimes he tasted a bite of this, a spoon of that, tearing bread from the loaf with short strong fingers, but the meal could not distract him. Catelyn VII, ASOS.
Ramsay did not get any of Roose's body features, mannerisms or behaviors. Wheras Domeric is described as quiet, learned, played the harp (strong fingers) and seems to have a healthy relationship with people and animals. Oddly, I could find no mention of Domeric's eye color.
Maybe you are thinking Ramsay looks that way from his mother? Well maybe but it does not seem likely. She is not fat, unhealthy or ugly either.
She was a tall, willowy creature, very healthy-looking. Long legs and small firm breasts, like two ripe plums. Pretty, in a common sort of way. Reek III, ADWD.
Ramsay is not healthy looking, nor thin. He's ugly where his mother was "pretty" and his father "plain". With the lack of shared features, we should question paternity.
Someone is likely ready to type "But Ramsay and Roose still have the same eyes. George gave them the same eyes to confirm a parentage"
But do they have the same eyes? While they are each pale, they are not the same kind of pale. Roose's eyes are:
Roose Bolton's eyes were paler than stone, darker than milk, and his voice was spider soft. Jaime V, ASOS.
His lordship glanced at the new Reek with eyes as pale and strange as two white moons. Reek III, ADWD.
George describes Roose's eyes using moon and milk. There is a suggestion of clean and natural with Roose's eyes. This is not the case with Ramsay.
Theon originally attributes Ramsay's eyes with Roose.
He had his lord father's eyes—small, close-set, queerly pale. Ghost grey, some men called the shade, but in truth his eyes were all but colorless, like two chips of dirty ice. Reek I, ADWD.
Later, when he can look at them side-by-side, Theon notes a difference in their eyes.
Reek saw the way Ramsay's mouth twisted, the spittle glistening between his lips. He feared he might leap the table with his dagger in his hand. Instead he flushed red, turned his pale eyes from his father's paler ones, and went to find the keys. Reek III, ADWD.
Theon tells us Ramsay's eyes are near
colorless, yet not as pale as Roose's Hence Roose's eyes are
colorless. This is confirmed by Catelyn.
Duskendale was done and cold; it was the battles still to come that worried Catelyn. "How many men have you brought my son?" she asked Roose Bolton pointedly.His queer colorless eyes studied her face a moment before he answered. Catelyn VI, ASOS.
George tells us the eyes are similar rather than the same. Hence, Ramsay may not have Roose's eyes. He might just have pale eyes like several other characters who also probably aren't Roose's kid:
- Starks have pale, grey eyes
- Viserys has pale lilac eyes
- The Catspaw had pale eyes
- Illyn Payne has pale, colorless eyes
- Old Nan
- Sam has pale eyes
So there are lot's of characters with pale eyes, but nobody I have found is described to have eyes as pale as Roose. Roose might have albinism (another repeat theme of George's) of the eyes. This is a genetic condition which is only passed from mother to child. This means if Ramsay has pale eyes, it did not come from Roose because men can't pass that.
The woman Roose raped may have simply deceived Roose and with good reason. Thanks to Roose, she suffered a rape and lost a husband. Later she is allegedly put out by the brother-in-law. This woman needs resources and the eye color of this child helped her get that. Bolton fell for the deception and George left us a hint to this right in the names of the character. Roose is a homophone of ruse, which means a deception or trick. Roose fell for the ruse.
Speaking of names, Ramsay is a name of English origin meaning "garlic island". Garlic is an anathema to vampires, which will be interesting if Bolt-on proves true. Even the Bolt-on theory provides a parallel to Varamyr because Bolt-on is a theory about the mind of one person trying to take the body of another. This body stealing is a key factor in the Varamyr POV.
Thistle had returned to him. She had him by the shoulders and was shaking him, shouting in his face. Varamyr could smell her breath and feel the warmth of it upon cheeks gone numb with cold. Now, he thought, do it now, or die.He summoned all the strength still in him, leapt out of his own skin, and forced himself inside her. Prologue, ADWD.
Varamyr failed in his attempt to take another body and I think this same story beat will manifest with Roose and Ramsay. The failure is even someone hinted at during this discussion between Roose and Reek.
"I know." Lord Bolton sighed. "His blood is bad. He needs to be leeched. The leeches suck away the bad blood, all the rage and pain. No man can think so full of anger. Ramsay, though … his tainted blood would poison even leeches, I fear." Reek III, ADWD.
At some point in Winds
, Ramsay will kill Roose and Roose will attempt to jump into Ramsay. Roose will fail realizing Ramsay is not a genetic match because Ramsay isn't his son. Ramsay's "bad blood" (or garlic nature) will poison the Lord of Leeches leaving a whisper of him within Ramsay just as Haggo still haunts Varamyr.
"he told the spearwife that his name was Haggon. Afterward he wondered why that name had come to his lips, of all those he might have chosen. I ate his heart and drank his blood, and still he haunts me." Prologue ADWD.
A small bit of Roose will live within Ramsay tormenting him in a similar fashion as Haggon with Varamyr.
The unknowns of the Tower of Joy may be revealed by the birth of Mance's son
I see a number of parallels between The Tower of Joy the events of the Wildling Prince.
|Wildling Prince ||Tower of Joy |
|A woman gives birth ||Unknown but theorized |
|A "Lord" from Winterfell is present ||A Lord from Winterfell is present |
|The man is recently wed to a redhead ||The man is recently wed to a redhead |
|The father of the child is royalty (Mance) ||The father of the child is royalty (Rhaegar) |
|The mother was stolen ||The mother was stolen |
|The mother died afteduring childbirth ||The mother died after or during childbirth |
|A midwife is present ||Unknown |
|A battle rages outside the birthing area ||A battle rages outside the birthing area |
|There is a promise made ||There is a promise made |
|There is a threat made by the "Lord" ||Unknown |
|The child's blood puts them in danger ||Unknown for sure but theorized |
|The baby is sent across the narrow sea with another mother who nurses him ||Unknown |
|The baby is offered a Targaryen name and a nickname related to the condition of birth "Aemon Battleborn" "Aemon Steelsong" ||Unknown |
|A baby swap takes place and the swapped child stays with the man from Winterfell ||Unknown |
The major plot points of the Wildling Prince line up with the known events of the TOJ. If each event is following the same template, then we might be able to fill in some of the unknowns at the TOJ with the confirmed elements of the Wildling Prince. So addressing each in order of unknown. A birth.
Lyanna's "bed of blood" was in fact a birthing bed. Not really controversial but was mildly ambiguous. A midwife.
Jon confirms a midwife was present for the Wildling Prince. See Jon X, ASOS.
If the beats are the same, we can conclude a midwife was present at the TOJ. Eddard recalls "They
had found him still holding her body, silent with grief. The little crannogman, Howland Reed
, had taken her hand from his. Ned could recall none of it." Eddard I. A midwife solves the mystery of "they" because everyone else is supposed to be dead. A threat.
There was a threat made by Jon to force Gilly to take the Wildling Prince. If the beats are the same, Eddard made threats. What they might have been, why he made them, and against whom isn't yet revealed, but as Maester Aemon said "What threats the Lord Commander made, what promises, I can only guess . . . but threats and promises there surely were." Samwell II, AFFC.
As more info is provided about the TOJ and the events following it, I theorize we learn Eddard made threats and why. The child's blood puts them in danger.
Jon states his belief that Melisandre will burn the Wildling Prince if she needs king's blood. Most people theorize the child born at the TOJ will be in danger from Robert. Honestly, Tywin seems the real threat here given he actually ordered the death of two Targaryen children and Eddard saw the proof of that. Either way, the parallel holds. The baby is sent across the narrow sea.
Here is where things get spicy particularly for those who pray to the night fire of R+L=J which I will state is a very sound theory and may ultimately prove to be true. However, under the template theory, the royal child is sent across the narrow sea by ship as part of the effort to keep the child safe. Jon was never sent across the sea that I could find. So I am open to the idea the child born at the TOJ was sent away by sea. Daenerys was sent from Westeros by ship to the free cities. Just saying. The baby is given a Targaryen name and a moniker related to the condition of birth.
Gilly suggests naming the Wildling Prince Aemon Steelsong or Aemon Battleborn. The possible matching beat here is Daenerys Stormborn. If Daenerys was the child born at TOJ, storm is very much part of her birth. Eddard and his companions sought to storm the Tower of Joy to rescue Lyanna. Eddard even associates the Tower of Joy with a "storm" of sorts.
"No," Ned said with sadness in his voice. "Now it ends." As they came together in a rush of steel and shadow, he could hear Lyanna screaming. "Eddard!" she called. A storm of rose petals blew across a blood-streaked sky, as blue as the eyes of death. Eddard X.
Be it the storming of the tower or the storm of roses, George associated TOJ with storm and Daenerys with storm in a way I haven't found with Jon.
If George is writing the TOJ the way Ser Tallad fights or the way Ben Plumm plays Cyvasse, we can guess the baby born at the TOJ was swapped with another, sent across the narrow sea with the mother of another child, and given a Targayen first name with a nickname related to the condition of birth. To my reading, this fits Daenerys Stormborn who was sent across the narrow sea to keep her safe. Who Eddard was still trying to keep safe ("Promise me Ned"). I think Eddard sent her with Ashara who nursed the child as her own. George even offers a hint to a mother child connection between the two.
Even after all these years, Ser Barristan could still recall Ashara's smile, the sound of her laughter. He had only to close his eyes to see her, with her long dark hair tumbling about her shoulders and those haunting purple eyes. Daenerys has the same eyes. Sometimes when the queen looked at him, he felt as if he were looking at Ashara's daughter … The Kingbreaker, ADWD.
Template theory suggests to me Dany was the child born at the TOJ more than Jon. Rhaegar did think his child would fulfill prophecy and Dany has done more with red stars and stone dragons than Jon thusfar. Rheagar was expecting a repeat of Aegon and his sisters. Rheagar was just one daughter away from the past repeating itself. So this is why I am open to Dany being born at the TOJ, but I do not dismiss or discount the R+L=J theory. It is a sound theory based in relevant text.
But what say ye, fine redditors? Does George stroke his pen the same as Ser Tallad does with his swords strokes? Can we readers reliably use completed similar story lines to predict where currently incomplete stories are going? As always, polite disagreement and constructive feedback are always welcome.
In part 2 of this series, we will look at Quentyn, his purpose in Winds, and how George did something like this twice before. TL;DR: George--perhaps without realizing it--is writing several story lines in parallel. By spotting the pattern, we can use finished plots to identify where unresolved plots are going. I applied this theory to story lines involving Ramsay and the TOJ.
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2023.05.25 21:00 Chateau_de_Gateau is fat grafting worth it?
I had a prophylatic mastectomy about 6 weeks ago (BRCA pos). Recovery is going really well and my plastic surgeon is top in the field and my results over all look really good (especially considering I'm only 5.5 weeks out). My surgeon still wants me to wait 3 more months before considering any revisions (understandable--i also am not sure I'll necessarily want to even do anything else). The one thing he mentioned is rippling--I wouldn't necessarily describe myself as thin but I have very low body fat so outside of breast tissue no fat was leftover in my breast--which leads to greater chance of rippling and i do have a little right now.
After my surgery my surgeon told me that he used a signficant amount of alloderm to pre empt the rippling and also because he didn't know where he might find enough fat for fat grafting. We chatted and he said if it was really important to me, he could probably harvest some (again, I'm not just skin and bones by any means), but what I really want to know is: is it worth it? It requires going under again, bruising and healing in another part of my body (like hips for me maybe?), and I've heard there's a significant chance the fat is just reabsorbed.
Anyone in similar situation or with an experience they can share?
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2023.05.25 15:49 AmyLouise0 I'm thinking of getting a breast augmentation but I'm worried about a couple things, could I please get some advice from women who have had breast augmentation surgery?
My surgeon advised to get it half under the muscle as im only a 34A with tubular breasts he also said my skin is thick and not stretchy so I wouldn’t benefit getting fat transfer which originally I was wanting so now I'm thinking of getting 250-275cc round gummies, but I was wondering is it possible to go over the muscle with small boobs as i've heard they look more natural? Ive seen that when women have it done under the muscle when they move their arms up and down the breasts move too and it can slip out from under the muscle. I don't like the idea of them going under the muscle because apparently there is way more pain and I've heard they can even slip through the rib into your lungs not sure if that's a myth? If I was to get them removed would the muscle not go back to normal? I've heard over the muscle is a quicker recovery too. I really don't know if it would work for me, if I have to get it half under the muscle like he suggested then I will but I'm just wondering if over the muscle is even an option for me.
I will be going back for a second consultation once I fully decide if I'm going ahead with it so if I end up getting no responses here I'll ask them when I go for my 2nd consultation but l'm really hoping some women with similar breasts as me or know a lot about breast augmentations could give me some advice?
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2023.05.24 22:11 SeniorSueno Words of advice before high school and the real world (don't forget your sunscreen)
Hello Fellow Youth and Happy Wednesday!
I am always happy to see and hear about students graduating from high school and moving on with their successful lives. I also admire the persistence of those that got held back but didn't quit. They deserve recognition too (everyone succeeds at their own time).
I also understand that there are those on this sub that are just starting out as freshman, ready to take on what teenage life has in store for them. For these reasons, I wanted to give the youth here some words of wisdom. I have been teaching for 15 years, and I had the privilege of working with the worst students you can imagine and motivated them to work their asses off so that they can graduate, attend a trade, or go to college, without dropping out or ending up in prison. I have seen it ALL! I want to take this nugget of collected wisdom and pass it off to you. Please take a moment to read this old sage's advice:
1.) Fuck Jealousy - The grass will always be greener on the other side, and your homeboy's girl will always look better than yours. When you see someone with an awesome talent, you may snicker and be like, "whatever homie, I don't gotta give you props. I don't gotta give you shit."
That's called a hater. A hater will always hate on the success of others and will redirect blame for not putting in the work to be that good. Haters do what they do best... spew toxic hate. Then they bullshit about why they want to hate in the first place, displacing blame on everyone but themselves and their lack of doing the hard work to be just as good.
Haters are despised and get called out for their bullshit. They are also deemed untrustworthy because haters are unable to give sincere compliments and constructive criticism. Don't be a hater. If someone else has more talent than you, show love. Clap for them. Cheer them on if you like, but at least acknowledge and clap. Squash your jealousy, as it only serves to destroy your reputation with others and your self-esteem.
A wise quote from one of my fellow students sums it up best,
"Bitch-ass haters are too busy hatin to be livin. They rather hate than live cause they scared. That's why haters are bitches."
2.) The "high school" life does not exist - My generation grew up on 90210 and "Save By the Bell". Everyone wanted to be Zack, but no one wanted to be a Screech. Everyone wanted to be the pretty blonds and brunettes from Beverly Hills, but nobody wanted to be the smart, geeky girl that always had the right answers but never the right boyfriend or friends.
That's really cute... except it’s not real. It's a Hollywood illusion.
These shows you watch are made by much older adults that did "research" to write a story about a fictional world where poverty, crime, and injustice does not exist. No homeless people struggling, nobody living in public housing, no drug problems, no nothing. The illusion is paradise, and it must be that way. How else are you going to watch the commercials of things that you should spend your money on.
The problem is that paradise is not real, but generations of students thought was truly real life. They want to be the jock, the cool kid, the pretty girl; anyone that can give them their "gift wrapped happily ever after". The world does not work that way. Our society is too diverse with social and cultural beliefs and values. People don't respond the way that Hollywood writers do. Writers write to what is attractive, not what is real, but young people don't see that. So, they emulate what they see in their digital life, and try to recreate what they saw on television or film to get that same satisfaction of success that they saw previously (yes, I know you guys don't watch "television" anymore with social media and smart phone technology). They are trying to recreate it because they don't have the social skills needed to "try, fail, and try again". Even in our flawed world, you young folks are desperately trying to even recreate romances (shipping characters of shows) just to find a safe space to feel something.
Don't be that way. Be brave. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Try to talk to people and have relationships outside of what film or shows they see. Don't base how people are from what you see in the shows. Base it from your experiences from having actual interactions with people, and learn how to be a healthy, social person.
3.) Let go and move on from the pain - It's utter bullshit what we all went through as kids in public school. Everyone has that one dude that loved to grind your gears to the fucking ground, then laugh in your face for losing your patience and control. Every person had to deal with someone or a few people that played fucked up mind games or had violations done against them as kids. I had that happen to me when I was in middle school. A bag of shit spent the entire semester talking in great detail how he fucked my mother every weekend. Before the end of the school year, I knocked the shit out of him, and his boys had to drag his bloodied carcass back to his trashy family.
The year after, I became a freshman, and guess who was waiting for me? Mr. Bang-your-mom was pointing at me, bullshitting, and snickering with his friends about how he beat ME up and how my mother's so loose she can hump a fire hydrant. Now I could have fucked him up in front of everyone, then get suspended, then get arrested and charged, and do time for aggravated assault.
But I didn't. I walked away, and let it go. I focused on trying to befriend my classmates to get notes for class. I focused on who are the academic hard asses (if I needed tutoring) and who are the dudes that were mad chill (for the parties and booze). I focused on the people at the time, not the past. The past was done. I didn't bring that baggage to a new school with almost all the students having nothing to do with my past.
Letting go sounds easy, but it’s really hard when you go that dude on your wrestling team that, years ago, he called you a bitch and impersonated you being a "little homo" while making orgasm noises. It's really hard when, in a student council meeting, you are talking with a young lady on how much money should be split between two field trips. That's not so bad, except the year before, she called you a dickless loser and a "two minute man" in front of her friends, while they point and laugh at you.
It's painful. It's hard. Let it go.
You must actually visualize your pain as a giant, hard shit in your stomach, it takes time to push it out of you, but it will feel SO MUCH better when it's gone from inside you. That is what not letting go looks like... a dude crying on the toilet because he can't push out a giant, fist-like turd that is wrecking his ass faster than a date with horse. Don't be that guy that can't let go of what is hurting him in the first place. Let go of the past and make peace with the fact that the worst is over.
Now I'm not trying to inspire you to be a saint. Because a few times in my high school career, someone would come to me and be like, "Yo, that guy from your middle school says you is a bitch and a hoe." My response, "What? That dude I fucked up in front of his crew? I thought he had enough of me? Dude can't get enough eh?" (laugh and walk away). Also, someone would also say, "Hey that girl said that you wet yourself like a baby and you are a lonely loser." My response, "Who?" (say that with a serious face then walk away).
NOTE: I did NOT disrespect her, but I didn't waste my time to acknowledge a girl's existence if she is not feeding, financing, or fucking me. Why? Because any dude can disrespect a girl, but it takes a strong role model to not give destructive girls with vitriol in their heart (aka bitches) the time of day.
Learn from the past, but don't let it control you. That is the sign of maturity and leadership, which is what every youth admires and strives to achieve. Learn from the past, and don't let it control you.
4.) Earn respect - Your ego is not your friend. It's that little voice in your head that compels you to fuck a dude up or stare him down because you can get "respect" by fear or intimidation. It's that little voice that pushes you to flirt with a girl that you know is a girlfriend of a dude you don't like and want to make him look weak and soft. That voice tells you that, if you do that, you will look cool and tough and get respect and friends.
That little voice is your ego, powered by your pride. Your ego loves to give you these delusions of grandeur... except it's not real. It's in your head, and the world doesn't exist there. So, when you go to a guy that has few friends and many people don't like him, and you shove him and try to take his respect, you are earning nothing beneficial in reality. Infact, others will see you as being on the same level as that guy or even lower because YOU are the one that needs to make him look bad to make yourself look good.
If ego tries to whisper in your brain, tell it fuck off. You will discover later in life that it's actually your worst enemy, and (if you follow it) it will compel you to burn through friends and be alone for all your life for nothing.
You want to earn a positive reputation with everyone around you? Volunteer. Attend school clubs. Focus on relationship building with students that have the same common interests as you. You see an athlete, and honestly believe you are better than him/her? Then try out. Then hit the gym. Then hit the track. Gain muscle and flexibility. Lose the fat. Be the person that everyone would admire for working hard and earning accomplishments, not the asshole that likes to rob other's respect just so you can feel like "the big man".
5.) Big Picture - The world is rapidly changing with AI, social media, and our politicians practicing "creative legislation", it is easy to fall into the YOLO mental trap. It's a mental trap in which you no longer value the future because the present is what matters the most and nothing more. YOLO basically robbed an entire generation of planning for their future. Don't fall for that nonsensical bullshit. It's fun to be young and impulsive, but really sit down and think where you want to be 10 years from now. Too far? How about five years? How about what you want to do when you leave high school? What do you want to study? What is your field of expertise?
You don't want college in your life? Ok. What are you good at? What trade do you think you can pursue that will make you financially successful and professionally proud? You want to do art stuff like paintings or tattoos? Ok. What does your portfolio look like? You had customers that can leave a Yelp review? Start thinking of these things NOW while you are young and have the luxury of time to plan out your life. Most of all, what you do for work is NOT forever and it does NOT define you. If you want to work in masonry or you want to go to Harvard for an ivy league education, it does not matter. I have seen custodial workers with a heart of gold, and I have seen teachers and administrators with trashy values and no compassion at all. I have seen adults in their 20's working at a demeaning janitorial job cleaning toilets, and, years later, they receive their master degree and are now multi-state managers overseeing multiple custodians and their teams in different school systems. It goes without saying that the dude that was cleaning toilets for 10 years "played the long game" and is now living in a much nicer home with more than one comma in his bank account.
Live your life and be happy, but remember it's still YOUR life. You don't want to fall short when you become an adult because you didn't take 10 minutes to figure out NOW what you're going to do when you leave school. Plan while you still can as a youth, not as an adult with obligations that have no compromise.
To conclude, I know this is some long-ass bullshit, but it's words I wish someone told me much earlier in life. I hope you take my words to heart. I hope you have many good friends. I hope you find confidence. I hope you find love. I hope you find your gifts. However, NONE of those will ever be used without making good decisions in your young life. Please be thoughtful of yourself and each other... and don't forget your sunscreen.
Thank you for your time young ones.
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2023.05.24 21:18 BlueBunny333 Breast implants - experience with natural-looking results?
I will get breast implants soon to change my breasts from a AAA to a B cup. I already had a prosthetic bra for a while to test out if I feel good with that size and also showed this to my surgeon. Since my body is rather skinny and slender (160cm, 49kg, my ribcage is 30cm wide and a 75cm band) and due to the prosthetics I already had, he advised me to either get 240cc or 265cc implants since those would equal the prosthetics inlays.
Since then I have looked through the internet for before/after pictures of breast augmentations with a similar "starting" size and similar "end size" and the range was from 220 to 400cc. The only issue I felt when looking those up was that all breasts look... unnatural? I think my problem is that I never truly saw natural breasts aside from my own and I always thought that fat is more saggy but the augmented breasts look like solid spheres most of the time.
I did talk to my surgeon about wanting a natural result and he told me that my current "breast base" is a very good form/shape and wouldn't require a teardrop shape (which I had looked up prior and asked if that would be the better option for a natural result). The implants he wants to use are Motiva Ergonimix Implants and he had let me hold a few examples.
To come to my question: was anyone in a similar situation and what did you choose? Am I misinformed about natural-looking breasts?
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2023.05.24 15:26 kamranazadmd Mommy Makeover Orlando - Transforming Your Post-Pregnancy Body
Pregnancy and childbirth are one of the most beautiful experiences in a woman's life. However, it can also lead to changes in the body that can be difficult to reverse with diet and exercise alone. This is where a mommy makeover comes in. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to transform a woman's post-pregnancy body. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of a mommy makeover and why Orlando is the perfect destination to get it done. What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are designed to address the physical changes that women experience after pregnancy and childbirth. These procedures typically include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore a woman's pre-pregnancy appearance and boost her self-confidence. Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
There are several benefits of getting a mommy makeover Orlando
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2023.05.24 14:46 CheapCompetition6735 Breast Augmentation Cost in India
Breast Augmentation is a procedure to create improved breast volume using fat from another part of the patient's body or implants/grafts. The main purpose is to Increase the fullness and projection of your breast.
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2023.05.24 03:16 Rayl33n Post surgical clothing
Hi friends. I'm AFAB NB, and when I was 17 (9 years ago) I had a breast augmentation.
It was done so young because one of my boobs was deformed, and were it not done I was doomed to mid-summer hoodies seemingly for the rest of my life.
I'm still glad I did it. Having nice bazookas did what was intended. That said, one day they have to go.
Mostly because implants have an unofficial best-before date and I'll never have the cash monée to "update" them.
Also some personal reflection has shown me I'm okay, if a little excited, even, to go flat chested.
Breast implants nowadays come with a black box warning as a carcinogen, too, and I've a history of breast cancer in my family so I'm not very interested in having implants for my whole life.
Long before I had the boob surgery, I had a different surgery to correct scoliosis, which included the removal of a rib to "even" me out as well as provide a bone graft for spinal fusion (xrays in my history). The rib removal alongside the associated chonky chest drain required an epidural which, when looking at the xrays at the time, I remember looking almost like a hand of tubes over (but inside) my boob. I believe this caused the breast to go entirely numb, and I haven't felt it since.
The breast augmentation was the nail in the coffin for all sensation in the other breast, too.
Numb boobies. It's a shame, but I've come to terms with it.
Currently I always wear a bra with inserts to make me feel protected. I hate knowing something's touching the skin on my breasts and I can't feel it. Also, a safety thing, you don't wanna fry your nipples without realising.
My question is, once I'm flat as a board (no nipps either, gonna tattoo pepperoni slices), what clothing options are there to provide me the same sense of protection? Looking up "padded tank tops" shows tank tops with built in bras, which I won't exactly be able to fill. I feel like I want something like a binder but not a binder. Literally something with a nice rectangle of padding to go over my chest sometimes.
Thanks for reading, and for any answers!
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2023.05.24 01:17 Fabulous-Sherbet7362 Virginia Doctor recommended
Looking to get any recommendations for procedure of either fat transfer or breast augmentation. The good the bad and the ugly of past experiences from those who's done this.
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2023.05.23 13:42 manoj7johar Breast Augmentation and Reduction Surgery
Breast augmentation and reduction surgery are two of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of breast implants to enhance breast size and shape, while breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue to reduce breast size. In this article, we will explore the breast augmentation and reduction surgery procedures, the benefits and risks of each, and how to find the right reconstruction surgeon in Delhi for your needs.
Understanding Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the placement of breast implants to enhance breast size and shape. The procedure may be recommended for individuals who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts or have lost breast volume due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
The breast augmentation procedure typically involves an incision in the breast crease, around the nipple, or in the armpit. The breast implant is then inserted through the incision and placed either behind the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle. The procedure may take a few hours, and patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital for observation.
Finding the Right Reconstruction Surgeon in Delhi
Finding the right reconstruction surgeon in Delhi is crucial for the success and safety of your breast augmentation or reduction procedure. Whenchoosing a surgeon, it’s important to consider their qualifications, experience, and reputation. Look for a surgeon who is board-certified, has extensive experience performing breast augmentation and reduction procedures, and has a track record of successful outcomes.
In addition to qualifications, it’s also important to choose a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and confident. Schedule a consultation with the surgeon and ask questions about their approach, the procedure, and their experience. A good surgeon should listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.
Breast Augmentation in Delhi Breast augmentation in Delhi
is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed by many qualified surgeons. Delhi is home to several top-rated plastic surgery clinics that offer a range of breast augmentation procedures, including saline and silicone implants, fat transfer, and composite augmentation. When considering breast augmentation in Delhi, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who can provide personalized care and achieve the desired outcome.
Reconstruction Surgeon in Delhi
Finding a qualified and experienced reconstruction surgeon in Delhi
is crucial for the success and safety of your breast augmentation or reduction procedure. Delhi is home to several top-rated plastic surgery clinics that offer a range of reconstructive procedures, including breast reconstruction after mastectomy. When choosing a reconstruction surgeon in Delhi, it’s important to look for a surgeon who is board-certified, has extensive experience performing reconstructive procedures, and has a track record of successful outcomes.
Breast augmentation and reduction surgery are popular cosmetic procedures that can enhance or reduce breast size and shape. It’s important for individuals considering these procedures to understand the benefits and risks, as well as how to find the right reconstruction surgeon in Delhi. By choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, individuals can achieve the desired outcome and improve their self-confidence and quality of life.
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2023.05.23 12:48 Naturalbreast1 When Do You Know That You Need Fat Grafting to Breast?
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Autologous fat transfer, often known as fat grafting, is developing as a new method of breast restoration. In fat grafting, surgeons use liposuction to remove fat tissues from other places of your body, typically your tummy, thighs, and buttocks. To reconstruct the breast, the tissue is then turned into a liquid and injected there.
https://preview.redd.it/90t86b3l9k1b1.jpg?width=5644&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3c2a596e4b5de4eee024f56b1407bd6cfe4e9578 Ideal Candidates for Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation
Women who prefer a more natural method than breast implants should consider a fat transfer for breast augmentation. Candidates with the breast characteristics listed below are ideal candidates for fat grafting to breast Beverly Hills
- Smaller in size.
- Asymmetrical in form.
- Age-related reductions in breast size, volume, or form.
- Pregnancy-related loss of volume or form or drastically reduced weight.
For the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group to be able to harvest enough fat for the transfer, prospective patients must have a substantial amount of fat on their bodies. Very slender and lean women might not make the best prospects. An evaluation will be done during your initial session to see if there is enough fat for liposuction.
The ideal applicant needs to be in good health and abstain from tobacco use. It is advised that you stop smoking before surgery because it can negatively impact the tissue and cell healing process.
You might need to have several treatments of fat grafting to breast Beverly Hills
over several months, usually under general anaesthesia, depending on the size you want your reconstructed breast to be.
2023.05.23 02:31 unreasonable_papaya Breast lift & fat transfer surgeon recommendations
I'm interested in getting a breast lift and fat transfer augmentation and would appreciate any suggestions you have regarding what surgeon (preferably in Ohio, USA) to use.
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