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WPRA Standings Update: Jordon Briggs Furthers Lead and Amanda Welsh gets on the Board

2023.03.29 09:08 ExoticaTikiRoom WPRA Standings Update: Jordon Briggs Furthers Lead and Amanda Welsh gets on the Board

WPRA Standings Update: Jordon Briggs Furthers Lead and Amanda Welsh gets on the Board
Barrel racing in 2023 has seen World Champions continue to thrive while a few cowgirls returned to the arena in a big way. Jackie Ganter and Sarah Rose Waguespack have tasted success while the horsepower throughout the Texas Swing has been something you can’t deny.
No. 1 Jordon Briggs, $87,894
With only six rodeos to her name this year, World Champion Briggs and her standout horse Rollo have continued to show how they earned that Gold Buckle. A huge win came Briggs’ way at RodeoHouston where she laid down a smoking fast 14.73 second run to win it. That win alone added $65,000 to her earnings. From there, she went on to make it to the Final Round of Rodeo Austin where she hit a barrel to take her out of the running.
No. 8 Jessica Routier, $31,866
Four-time National Finals barrel racer, Routier, also went on to the RodeoHouston and Rodeo Austin Final Rounds. On her palomino mare, Missy, Routier has been as consistent as they come over the Texas Swing. In Houston, she added almost $20,000 to her season earnings before she went on to Austin where she found her stride in the Semifinals and eventually ended up at the pay window after the Finals.
No. 18 Amanda Welsh, $21,307
After a tough year in 2022, Welsh and her main mount Fire Fly are on the comeback trail. The NFR duo got their first win of the season at Rodeo Austin. They had success in Tucson in February but it was in Austin where they flew to victory that would be worth almost $15,000. It was an emotional win for Welsh and gave her a wave of momentum going into San Angelo Rodeo where she split a tie for seventh that added to her season earnings yet again.
Check out the Top 20 barrel racers in the WPRA World Standings.
World Rank Name Earnings 1. Jordon Briggs $87,894 2. Jackie Ganter $49,192 3. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi $43,035 4. Sissy Winn $40,658 5. Kassie Mowry $39,982 6. Molly Otto $38,621 7. Margo Crowther $32,448 8. Jessica Routier $31,866 9. Hailey Kinsel $30,556 10. Lisa Lockhart $29,819 11. Kelly Allen $25,446 12. Jimmie Smith-Tew $25,315 13. Ilyssa Riley $24,742 14. Sara Winkelman $22,913 15. Bayleigh Choate $22,098 16. Emily Beisel $21,886 17. Taycie Matthews $21,607 18. Amanda Welsh $21,307 19. Erin Wetzel $20,446 20. Shannon Griffin $17,785
Standings current as of WPRA on March 28 12:00 PM ET.
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2023.03.29 07:31 KHCale Cushings/PPID

Disclaimer - I am in NZ.
My mini has finally been diagnosed with Cushing's and insulin resistance. I've suspected it for a while but she has always had borderline blood test results.
I purchased her sight unseen about 4 years ago and she was in very poor condition when she arrived. We have been dealing with chronic laminitis, poor digestion and poor condition ever since. (My farrier and Vet are awesome and have been involved since day 1).
Treatment for her will be lifelong medication (Prascend) and even more careful monitoring with grass and feed.
She's estimated at being 10 years old.
Honestly, I'm not sure I can commit to it. It's been an exhausting time keeping on top of her needs without the introduction of daily meditation. Her quality of life should improve but it will never be great.
I guess my question is; has anyone opted out of treatment and made the decision to have the horse pts?
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2023.03.29 06:14 Purple_Cryptographer Why I love S14- a dissertation and dissection

The further we get from S14, the more I realize I love it. It is far and away my favorite post-S6 season. What's more, I even enjoyed it as it aired (!), and didn't have to learn to love it after the fact (as many of us did with S7 and S11). Why was S14 so great? Let's dive in.
(Also- I'm going to compare S14 to S15 a lot, b/c S15 is in my recent memory. This is not a S15 diss post!!! I have *moderately* enjoyed S15. It is better than S13 at least).
Possible reasons:
  1. Strong personality in werkroom/on stage, or being a good narratogiving good confessional (ex. Katya, Gia Gunn, Bianca Del Rio)
  2. Edited to have coherent narrative that involves conflict and/or growth- either internal, with the show, or with another contestant (ex. Adore, Laganja, Gottmik)
  3. Provide unique and/or emotionally compelling drag in segments of the show that allow queens to have individual creative authority (ex. Anetra's lip syncs, BendelaCreme's Snatch Games, Symone's runway package, Willow's talent show performance)
  4. Provide stellar but standard performances in run of the mill challenges on the show (ex. Courtney's Rusical performance, Loosey's Joan Rivers Snatch Game, Bianca's roast set)
  5. Deliver "so bad it's good" challenge performances, (ex. LalaRi's Bag Ball look, Kahmora Hall's acting challenge performance, Sugar and Spice's Snatch Games)
Let's compare a few season to see how queens stack up according to these characteristics. If a queen only somewhat fulfilled a characteristic, I put it in parentheses ().

Season 14 Season 6 Season 15
June Jumbalaya (1), 2 Magnolia 1 Irene (1)
Alyssa Hunter (3) Kelly 5 Poppy
Kornbread 1, 2, 3 Vivacious 1, 3 Sugar 2, (3), 5
Orion (2) April 3 Amethyst 3
Maddy (1), 2, 3 Gia 1, 2 Robin
Kerri 1, 3 Milk 1, 2, 3, (4) Aura (1)
Jasmine 2, 3 Laganja 1, 2, (4) Jax 3
Jorgeous (1), 3 Trinity 2, 3, (4) Spice (1), 2, (3), 5
Deja, 1, 4 Joslyn 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Malaysia (2)
Daya 1, 2, 3, 4 Bendela 1, 2, 3, (4) Marcia 2, 3, (4)
Bosco 1, 2, 3, 4 Darienne 1, 2, 4 Salina 1, (2), (5)
Angeria 1, (3), 4 Courtney 1, 2, (3), 4 Loosey (1), 2, 4, (5)
Lady Camden 1, 2, 3, 4 Adore 1,2, 3, 4 Luxx 1, 2, 4
Willow 1, (2), 3, 4 Bianca 1, 2, 3, 4 Mistress 1, 2, 4
Anetra 1, 2, 3, 4
Sasha 1, 3, 4

Looking at S14 and S6 as compared to S15, a big difference we can see is that the early outs have multiple characteristics to their names, especially the number 1. characteristic- a big personality. Of course, S15 suffers *a lot* in this regard from its giant cast and shortened run time.
Another thing that S14 and S6 share is that most queens have the 3. characteristic- they showcase drag perspectives or performances that feel unique on Drag Race. Ex. Alyssa and April both have very strong and interesting runway packages. Kornbread delivered a stellar talent show performance. Vivacious, with her background in the NYC club kid scene, was a style of queen we hadn't seen on drag race before. This is another place that S15 really suffers- we just haven't seen most of the queens do anything really uniquely interesting this season. The only exceptions to that have been Anetra, Sasha, and Jax's lipsyncs, Marcia and Anetra's talent show performances, Sasha's first acting challenge, and, dare I say it... Amethyst's snatch game as Tan Mom (that one might be a personal preference lol).
Lastly, with S6 and S15, we can see that almost all of the late-out/finalist girlies have most of the characteristics. On S15, Anetra is the only one that does. I definitely think this a reason why she is so popular in the fandom right now. I also think this shows why Sasha has gotten less popular in the fandom as the season has gone on- she hasn't had any sort of narrative arc (characteristic 2) on the show. Even though Willow didn't have conflict with other girls or with herself on the show, in her confessionals, she presented the meta-narrative of having conflict with the show itself- she had to play the long game and gradually acclimate the judges and the show to the weirder and more interesting parts of her drag. Bianca, though she had a similar competitive arc (dominating the competition) and character archetype (statesman of drag, too big for the show) to Sasha, had a much stronger narrative arc- she had lots of conflict with the younger girls on the season, and gradually had to learn to care for them and not present herself as a stone cold b*tch. Sasha is amazing, and fully realized, and not afraid to be stupid from the get-go, and... not that interesting of a Drag Race character.

  1. Deja in "Fallin'"
  2. Jasmine in "Sugar Mama" (this was the only valid use of the floor hump move (Sorry, Anetra))
  3. Lady Camden in "One Way or Another"
  4. Jasmine and Jorgeous in "Something's Got a Hold on Me"
  5. Camden in "Don't Let Go"

  1. Lip Sync Lalaparuza (since this is the first time we saw it in a non-all-stars season, with actual stakes attached to it)
  1. "Menzeses" (this was the panel hosting challenge)
  2. 60s Girl Groups
  3. Moulin Ru: the Rusical
  4. The Ross Matthews Roast (I'm not sure we've had such a large group of good roast performances since S5)
  1. "She's a Super Tease"- allowed queens to poke fun at previous character archetypes and drama on the show, gave queens individual creative power to decide how they wanted to do it
  2. "Save a Queen"- brought back queens that the audience could already connect with, let current queens interact with them and build commercials that played with and made fun of the moments they were known for on their original seasons.
  3. "Daytona Winds"- made fun of the way the show's acting challenges had become somewhat earnest affairs in overracting that had moved away from the show's original premise of acting challenge as parody
Note: "Daytona Winds 2" in S15 is a great example of a Drag Race challenge that is *too* recursive.

Angeria is the only one who suffers here. Her competitive narrative on the show doesn't really progress beyond the first few episodes. She emerges as an early frontrunner and...that's about it. She's fun in confessionals, but she has a pretty laidback personality, so she doesn't get into fights with other girls and build her narrative that way. Her drag persona (backwoods glamorous pageant queen who has a bit of a silly edge) is fairly well-realized, familiar on the show, and established early on in the season. We don't learn anything new about Angeria after the first few episodes. She's a good enough performer to stay in the top for most of the season, but she's not quite canny enough to channel her own style or personality through the Drag Race challenges in ways that would make her stand out, beyond her initial talent show performance. The dichotomy between pageant glamour and a silly personality *is* interesting, but the show's not really interested in exploring that. On the runway, her aesthetic is top of the line pageant drag. It's good and lands on the side of "expensive and elegant" pageant-wear over "expensive and tacky" pageant-wear... but it is pageant-wear and we've seen it before. I don't know if Angie would be a great pitch for All Stars, and I don't know that her WtW would go outside the pageant-queen high-kick/strut box, but I would love to see her on a DragCon panel or a podcast.
Bosco's greatest virtue to the season is as a narrator- whether in challenges (Menzeses, Roast), confessionals, or on the main stage with the judges. Bosco's also not afraid to narrate her own inner turmoil (it is her brand of comedy), which is fantastic, given that her latter season arc has her ping-ponging between top and bottom placements in an ever more fragile metal state. Does her competitive narrative ever really have legs after the Rusical? Nope. Camden absolutely kneecaps her. And a standout Roast performance can only redeem so many bra and panty sets. But do I care? Nope. Bosco still makes the journey fun for us. What's more, we don't get many burlesque queens on the show that make it far, so while the bra and panty sets were repetitive unto Bosco, they still felt more interesting to me than a lot of Deja's takes that ranged in the "this popular drag designer made this for me and 20 other queens, but the other 19 paid more for it" and "Jiggly might have worn this on S4" styles, or the back half of Angeria's pageant closet. Even when Bosco's fashion was bad, it was interesting. That short short little wig? I still don't know how I feel about it. The last episode's crylon Judy Jetson space hooker hunger games mom, *with* the short short little wig? Nothing has ever been so delightfully crunchy. Bosco will be an absolute blast on all stars, the bras and panties will be ever more expensive, and she'll come a lovely 3rd alternate ala Jujubee.
Daya- rarely in recent seasons have we gotten a good villain storyline, even more rarely did the villain become an antihero, and never until Daya did we get a queen that battled back from: first bootness, a family connection to an earlier season queen the judges considered "superlative," and the producers' disinterest in her and dismissal as a filler queen. The fandom loves Daya and rightfully so. Daya showed in spite of all of that that she could produce great TV and be a great drag race queen. I would also count Daya's aesthetic eye as second only to Willow's this season (babydoll dresses aside. we all have our weaknesses.) Daya delivered several standout looks that took a defined aesthetic and gave it a distinctly Daya twist (chaps look, KISS look, catwalk video, final runway). I have no complaints with Daya, only with the producers' treatment of her. They continued to do her dirty! Her narrative would've been better served by a final win in "Catwalk," which in turn with her finale performance, should've propelled her to the final 2 over Camden. That aside, can't wait to see what she'll do on All Stars. Will she win? I have complete faith in Daya. I have 0% faith in the editors. Look for a weird joint-style win ala Trinity and Monet in All Stars 4.

Willow- there is no doubt to me that Willow ran S14 just as much as Symone ran S13 or Sasha is running S15, but it wasn't smothering in the way that 13 or 15 felt. Granted, Willow had better, more interesting competition. But Willow was also super savvy. She didn't need all the screentime or talk from competitors in the world to make it clear that she was a winner, not when she put her screentime to such good use. Though Willow was comparatively quiet and laidback, she was never boring. (Her edit was a *little* boring. Just a steady upward trajectory. But sue me for liking a bitch who knows she's in her top era!). She was great in confessional, with a sense of humor- blunt, morbid, and a bit smug- not often seen on drag race. In drag, she showed that she could be a great drag race queen (Super Tease, Menzezes, ball challenges, Daytona Winds), great at fitting her own aesthetic into drag race challenge roles (Green Fairy in Moulin Ru, 60s Girl Groups), and most importantly, an interesting queen outside of drag race.
Any time that Willow was able to deliver her own signature drag on the show, she was doing something completely unique to what we've seen on Drag Race. Let's go through the highlights:
All this to say is a was a lot of fun to see Willow turn drag race tropes on their heads. And Willow's just really good. She's an underrated winner. I wouldn't want to see her on Drag Race again, or work the world. She's way too cool for the Drag Race brand. She would be cool even if she never did drag again. I will very happily go see anything she independently produces.

I've saved Camden for last, because if you thought this post was already way too long, watch me write another 5000 words about drag race and its relationship with male drag. But before I get into all that, let's talk about Camden as a drag race character.
If Daya is the girl production hated, Camden is the girl they loved. I love a hidden frontrunner storyline, and production did a great job with Camden's. Once her edit picked up steam in Daytona Winds, it didn't slow down again. Camden was the girl that got to gradually steamroll the other frontrunners (Daya- Daytona Winds, Catwalk (however dubious), Bosco- Lalaparuza, Moulin Ru), only to face defeat at the hands of her final competitor, Willow, at the finale. Where Willow found success at shaping her challenge roles to fit her already well-defined drag aesthetic, Camden was the rare contestant who successfully expanded her drag repertoire to fit the challenges.
Camden also benefitted from being an archetype we haven't seen much of on Drag Race. You could call her a theatre queen, but that's not really true to her personality or her edit. Off-Broadway queens on the show are generally edited to have an off-putting sense of delusion, desperation, and self-seriousness. Camden, with the confidence that came from actually having performed professionally for years, was none of these things. I read her as a better-realized and more interesting variety of Shuga Cain's or Gottmik's archetype- a queen that turned to drag for personal reasons after already achieving professional success in a separate sphere, fell absolutely in love with drag, and was still figuring out how their personality and performance translated between their in and out of drag selves. Camden had the *large* benefit over Shuga and Gottmik of entering drag with: - classical dance training and performance experience, - a much more interesting set of aesthetic references, -amateur acting and comedy experience. Camden was having just as much fun as Shuga at figuring out who she could be in drag, but she and the edit were much better at letting us know about it- like Bosco, she was great at narrating herself, which made for a really fun journey from week to week with her.
Her aesthetic and performance choices were also hilariously chaotic throughout the season. In situations where she had creative control, she might choose to: -repeatedly reference Bunheads (I cannot emphasize enough how much this was a choice), or she might completely rock a 90s London underground raver look and performance, or she might show up in very expensive Frozen cosplay, or she might provide the look of the night as a crystallized porcelain ballerina, or she might show up in a cotton candy meets Flintstones outfit of Salina-Estitties-bad proportions (love u Salina <3), or she might show up as a slutty horse, carriage, bridle, and all... the list goes on and I don't want it to end!
I also appreciate the level of commitment Camden displayed towards her more questionable choices; when Michelle advised against a joke about yelling into Ross's asshole for the roast, Camden made it longer for her set. When Camden showed up to the finale and started off with a questionable choice- pony play outfit of dubious proportions- she continued making questionable choices all the way through the final lipsync performance!
And for all that we learned about Camden's drag on S14, I feel there's still more to unpack. Rarely is Drag Race this good for a queen. I cannot wait to see Camden on All Stars. Will she win? She will make it to the finals. She will make it to the final lip sync. But I cannot tell you if she will give an incredible and captivating lip sync performance or if she'll choose to make another bunheads reference. Only time will tell.
Now to unpack the most interesting things Camden did on S14, and why they were cool to see on Drag Race. This is actually a bit similar to Willow- both Willow and Camden at their best work in similar ways against the way that Drag Race generally chooses to frame the nexus of sexuality, gender, and attraction.
The vast majority of gendered drag presentation that we see on drag race runs very femme, and by virtue of that, we see a lot of interpretations of female sexuality. It's usually straightforward- glamorous, sexy, and it's subversive mostly in the fact that it's a queer reclamation of female sexualities as seen by the male gaze. I would say this is a true even of the femme dom portrayals that we see on Drag Race (ex. Jaida in Madonna rusical)- it's a pretty mainstream and straight idea of what a femme dom is supposed to be. Less frequently we see straight or queer female sexualities centered in a women's gaze (ex Joey Jay <3). Rarely do we see hard butch, nongendered, or androgynous presentations- to the point that it *really* starts to stand out when we do (ex. Mo Heart's butch queen on UK vs the world, Victoria Scone's genderbend on Canada vs. the world, Raja's androgynous looks on All Winners).
Notice that these are all runway examples that I've cited. We really don't see looks that range past mild butch in challenges (Snatch Game excepted). Queens may be interested in exploring all this, but drag race as a production and the judges are not. As for masculine presenting drag, it's even more rare. Queens may go in boy drag for challenges, but almost never on the runway. This is key.
When queens are in boy drag in challenges (rare SG examples excepted), they are:
Most often when the show needs to display masculine-presenting sexuality for a challenge, they use a pit crew member or an outside actor (ex. Leland in Moulin Ru, Danny Trejo in Daytona Winds 2). (Leslie Jordan is a lovely exception to this by virtue of being Leslie Jordan). Even here, these men are rarely presenting queer male sexuality. They are almost always playing it straight. (For more on the drag queen/gogo boy dichotomy, see How to be Gay, there's some paragraphs on this somewhere in there.)
To explain why drag race does this, Sasha's performance in the latest Rusical is key. As an effeminate man on the drag race stage (that's the label we'll use for Carl since he *is* straight(?) married to female Preacher Teacher- she's kinda more butch than him tho), Carl has no sexual power or potential in his male drag. Carl's frumpy clothes and Sasha's performance illustrate this pretty well. For the effeminate or queer man on drag race to unlock his sexual potential, he must put on femme-presenting drag. See: Carl in the final number once transformed into Ethel Sperman.
This is why we don't see masculine-presenting drag on the runway, especially drag that reads as queer masculine. The runway, being a *pure presentation of aesthetics and form,* is the most direct embodiment of the transcendence that drag allows for the long-shamed "feminine" aspects of queer male sexuality to their glorification and empowerment when presented in the male-as-female drag form.
(Note: there is a lot to unpack with the term "feminine" and its relation to queer male sexuality. I'll keep it short here and say that when I say "feminine" in this context, I'm referring specifically to the aspects of weakness/sexual submission that are often implied in the term, and become shameful or transgressive when juxtaposed with traditional ideas of male sexualities).
I think for Rupaul on the show, especially in the earlier seasons, the link between the shame of queer male sexuality and the transcendence of that sexual shame that could only be reached through glamorous, regal, sexual, feminine drag was really really strong. There is a reason the first 3 winners of the show all fit that ideal. I think that goes a *long* way towards explaining:
At the time, these all seemed like things that undermined the central thesis of the show. This also explains:
Also! Who's the queen we see in male drag in challenges on the show the most? It's Ru! RuPaul! (ex. acting scenes on S6 final challenge, RudePaul on S10, court room reporter on All Winners). RuPaul doesn't go in drag on the show to play characters other than RuPaul the Glamazon, and he expects contestants to treat their drag the same.
Also!Also! There is clear reasoning for why Ru would feel this way about drag- the gay culture of the 90s and 00's was *so* different to today, and before drag race and the efforts of a lot of advocacy, there was a much larger stigma in the gay community towards feminine men, trans women, and drag queens. If you want to hear more about this I think Bianca or Courtney talk about it together on a podcast somewhere.
Drag race and RuPaul's allowance towards all these things has gradually changed thanks to awesome queens being on the show and fans wanting better for queens, but the effects of that viewpoint on the show are still really strong. So it's fun to Camden work against these ideas on S14.
To me, Camden's big standout moment is as Freddie Mercury on the runway and the "One Way or Another" lip sync. Camden's usual drag, as much as she goes towards any aesthetic, is very femme, Spice Girls-sexy. I don't find it particularly compelling, and I don't feel that she's adding much femininity or sexuality as compared to her character on drag race out of drag.
Freddie Mercury is different. Camden plays Freddie on the runway and in the lip sync very sexually. It is unequivocally a performance of powerful queer male sexuality. We really have not seen that on drag race before, especially on the runway. What's even better is how much fun Camden is having with it. You can really see the joy as she performs. She's having fun and feels more powerful in this queer male drag than her usual femme drag- and that in itself is incredibly empowering.
(Camden feeling more powerful in male drag works for the same reason that "Joey Jay is gay" does. Joey says as much in her lyrics, but there's a truth to it that goes beyond that. Like Camden, Joey is gay and femme enough already out of drag that her drag transformation might actually reveal more masculine or dominant aspects or her personality. If for a typical queen, drag goes something like "he's so gay she's straight," for Joey it goes "he's so gay she's masc.")
The same is true of Camden's other standout performances during the season. In the Lalaparuza, she has to lip sync against Bosco, the sexiest queen of the season, while not dressed in her super femme-presenting drag. As Camden puts it "how am I supposed to lip sync to this super soulful song dressed as Sonic the Hedgehog's bitch girlfriend?" But she makes the choice to perform the song sexually in spite of that, and she does it really well, to the point that the show has other contestants comment on it. See: Daya "I'm so hot for Camden right now." For Camden that feels like another really emotionally strong moment.
The last piece of this narrative is Camden's performance in Moulin Ru as the androgynous cabaret host. Although the character's dress and physical presentation is androgynous, Camden brings a queer masculine-coded sexuality to her performance that feels like a continuation of her discovery as Freddie Mercury. And like with Freddie, she performs the role very successfully and has a ton of fun doing it.
What's even better is just to see all these performances get rewarded by the judges on Drag Race. I really don't know how they would've been received on earlier seasons. But I'm glad we have them now, and I'm glad that queens continue to push Drag Race to expand its aesthetic bubble.
This concludes my thesis.
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2023.03.29 05:31 HugeHungandHorny420 Are the feelings mutual 22m 22f

Are the feelings mutual?
I’m a 22 year old male, interested in a woman the same age as me. We met through my mom. We’re boarding horses and she’s training them. My mom told her I just got out of the Navy so I’m new to the area and don’t have any friends. She offered. We hung out once away from the house. She comes over everyday to train the horses, and we smoke. I asked her to go mini golfing and she agreed. But I didn’t know if she knew I had romantic intent. A few days later we were hanging out and she was having problems with her boyfriend who she’s been with for 4 months. I didn’t know she had a boyfriend when I initially asked her to minigolf. After hearing their problems off and on that day, the next day I clarified to her I meant for mini golf to be a date and I didn’t know she was in a relationship when I asked her. She basically told me she’s interested but she’s still involved with the other guy and it wouldn’t be fair to me. I think at least… is what she said. Then the next day we’re talking through text and I’ll quote the conversation verbatim. Me: “Do you like stargazing?” Her: “Yesss!!” Me: “Okay good, we should do that some night :)” Her: “Okay :))” Me: “I think the trampoline would be an awesome place to do it. But I don’t wanna be anywhere near the house when we do hahaha. So how’s a good scenic overlook sound?” Her: “I know a few!” Me: “I was counting on it 😉😂” Her: “Hahaha” Me: “Mini golf, dinner, sunset, then stargazing? Lol just kidding” Her: “Why jk?” Me: “Sounds kinda like a date lol” Her: “Kinda 😂” Me: “Okay a bit more than kinda haha” Her: “You have it all planned out huh 😆” Me: “Just kidding about just kidding? 😅😂 That edible kicked in I’m very high now 😂. “ Her: “Im the only person you have met here. How do you know you like me?” Me: “You’re goal driven, confident, and attractive. Watching you work with the horses I’ve seen it first hand. You know what you want and you can handle whatever comes your way. I may not know many people in the area but I know these are qualities I really like. And when they’re all packaged up into you… well it’s kind of hard to resist” Her: “Goodnight my name! Sleep well!” Me: “You too her name
So that seems like it went well right? But then today I saw she was still texting her man. And she had a big smile on her face. And it hurt… Where do I stand?
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2023.03.29 03:06 Ecstatic-Jaguar-4707 Are there other games with all the world and NPC interactions like RDR2 has?

I don't know if it's called mechanics necessarily, but I'm looking for games that have the same randomness and unexpected quality as RDR2.
Like how you can run people over with your horse, kill and/or rob NPCs, fall off cliffs, kidnap NPCs, etc.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.03.29 02:56 kayenano The Villainess Is An SS+ Rank Adventurer: Chapter 13

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Juliette Contzen is a lazy, good-for-nothing princess. Overshadowed by her siblings, she's left with little to do but nap, read … and occasionally cut the falling raindrops with her sword. Spotted one day by an astonished adventurer, he insists on grading Juliette's swordsmanship, then promptly has a mental breakdown at the result.
Soon after, Juliette is given the news that her kingdom is on the brink of bankruptcy. At threat of being married off, the lazy princess vows to do whatever it takes to maintain her current lifestyle, and taking matters into her own hands, escapes in the middle of the night in order to restore her kingdom's finances.
Tags: Comedy, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Copious Ohohohohos.

Chapter 13: Clockwork Doll
Apple let out a snort as he plodded along the uneven dirt lane. Whether it was the rapidly degrading quality of the roads or the new company he found himself in that was the source of his ire, I would never know.
Beside us was Coppelia, walking at an easy pace despite the many sacks she was swinging. Swinging. Not carrying. She didn't sling those sacks of loot over her back like some overworked mule, but swung them as she walked like a young girl toying with a basket of flowers in the meadows.
It was a ridiculous sight. A girl keeping up with a trotting horse while also carrying more than the animal's burden. Granted, as a work horse, Apple was no galloping steed. He went as fast as he wanted. And that was very slow.
Still, I had to accept the slight on Apple's image. The horse could not have carried the extra weight. He lacked the bridle necessary to pull a cart. And while I'm certain I would have fashioned a solution, I wasn't one to reject the appeasement of commoners.
Thus, girl on foot.
Or rather, a clockwork doll.
“You know, you've been staring for a while,” said Coppelia, turning to show the giant golden key sticking out of her back. “Go on. Want to touch it?”
She didn't look the slightest bit shy. And I didn't act the slightest bit incurious.
It'd take a level of ignorance neither of us possessed to pretend that she wasn't an extreme rarity in this kingdom. Only a few workshops possessed the knowledge, technical and magical expertise to build clockwork dolls. And none of them were in Tirea.
The fabrication process required to create one was said to be so demanding that it was always clear when a doll was being built. Sales of coffee beans boomed.
And now I fully understood why.
A girl whose beauty almost rivalled mine. Almost. She looked my age, or perhaps a year younger. A sweet and dignified appearance, yet she had a spritely smile full of mischief … as well as cogs, sprockets and gears.
Seeing such a marvel of engineering before me, I now fully understood what I had to do.
… I had to build my own!
What was this?! Not only was she pretty. But she was strong! She couldn't just carry tea cups. She could carry me! With someone like that by my side, I wouldn't need to work an extra day in my life!
“M-May I?” I replied, urging Apple to slide over as I reached down for the golden key. “Do I just … touch it?”
“Sure. Just make sure you don't turn it.”
“I see … and what would occur should I accidentally turn it?”
Coppelia puffed up her cheeks, then popped the air.
My hand froze. I looked at Coppelia.
She didn't correct herself.
“Per … Perhaps it's better if I don't,” I said, swiftly uprighting myself on the saddle. “Besides, you're hardly some plaything to be prodded and poked. I apologise for my less than discreet ogling. Clockwork dolls are not known to visit Tirea.”
“I bet. I mean, who'd want to visit this tiny kingdom out in the boonies?”
I almost choked on my response, such was the speed at which my indignation sought to leave my lips.
No matter how wonderful this invention of engineering was, that didn't give her a blank cheque to disregard my kingdom like some downtrodden restaurant!
“T-Tiny?! The … The boonies?! Miss—”
“Coppelia! This is a majestic kingdom, graced with verdant fields and enterprising scholars! I assure you, there is nothing tiny or … or boonie-like about this rich land!”
“Really? My memory core must be out of whack. It says the Kingdom of Tirea is the second smallest independent nation-state by surface area on this continent, and that it's gross economic output—”
“Shhshhshhshh!! This … This kingdom holds treasures beyond the definition of crowns and industry. We measure prosperity in different ways. In culture. In harmony. And in peace.”
“You were attacked by bandits five minutes ago.”
“A most unfortunate and poorly timed coincidence that doesn't reflect the safe and harmonious nature of this kingdom.”
Coppelia giggled, delicately bringing up the back of her hand to hide her lips … all the while still gripping those huge sacks.
Such brutish strength! It was … marvellous!
Imagine if I had such a useful attendant by my side! The next time Roland hid behind a door to frighten me, I could order her to rip the door off and launch it and him through the nearest window! The possibilities were endless!
“Unfortunate and poorly timed coincidences are the domain of Ouzelia, actually. It's pretty much our trademark, and we guard it zealously. I'm afraid you can't have that.”
Her words could have been written as jest, but her tone was anything but.
“I see. My tutors always said that Ouzelia was a land of splendour and opportunity, and that its freedoms exceeded even that of Tirea.”
“A rotten lie. What did they actually say?”
“That it was full of oddballs and I should stay away.”
“Much better.” Coppelia twirled as she took her next steps forwards, swinging the sacks perilously close to Apple's side as she spun. “Ah, Ouzelia, where dragons roam the skies and there exists no fiction in fairytales. Humans live with ogres. Ogres live with goblins. Goblins live with … well, nobody since they're kinda grouchy. How are the ones here?”
I gave it a moment's thought, then decided to answer honestly.
“Still grouchy.”
“Goblins, eh?”
I nodded, needing to say little else.
At least ours were fiercely isolationist. As were our ogre clans. Such a mixing of cultures could never be considered in Tirea, where few non-natives other than the odd troll caravan or questing minotaur could be found passing through our towns and villages.
Then again—
As I stole a glance at the girl alternating between walking and skipping beside me, at the heavy sacks in her hands, and the large golden key protruding from her back, I couldn't help but think that even a dragon probably wasn't as rare as a princess and a clockwork doll passing through our streets together, either.
“Have you been searching for this missing book for long? I'm curious how much time you've spent wandering the kingdom.”
“Waaay too long. These shoes weren't made for walking. But books are hard to find. Especially the one I'm after. Alas, if only I had a different job. My sisters, they got jobs like cleaning bookcases. How wonderful is that? Books always get lost. But bookcases? If that's all I had to do, I'd be able to relax at the—”
“I understand!”
A flush of excitement ran through me as I seized on the opportunity at once.
Ohhoho! Indeed, rejoice, fair clockwork maiden! No insinuation was lost on me!
As a princess trained in the art of reading cues and desires, I was adept at understanding the words between the lines as keenly as a conductor sensed the notes weaving amongst a grand sonata.
And my instincts were telling me ... that she wished to serve under me as my personal attendant!
“A-Ahem, if cleaning is something you wish to experience, I can offer you a position as attendant. You see, I happen to have left my previous residence without any. Therefore, you may be at ease, as from now, I will declare you to be my sole—”
“I refuse.”
My jaw dropped at the abruptness of her rejection.
Could … Could it be that I was wrong? Or perhaps I'd pressed her too suddenly? True, it was only natural to react with inappropriate modesty when presented with such an envied position as the personal attendant to a princess. There were rivalries to consider. New enemies to watch. Old allies to turn. To become my sole attendant was to make one's social debut in high society. Even a maid could be elevated to the lowest rungs of lower nobility by adopting such an exclusive role.
But wasn't I forgetting something?
Ah, but of course! She didn't know I was a princess!
“I refuse,” she repeated cheerfully. “Thank you for the offer. But I've no need for a mistress. My loyalty is to my library.”
A bizarre croak exited my mouth as a thousand responses amalgamated into one.
I … I couldn't tell her!
I was supposed to be incognito, not hiring new employees!
“Sooo, well-dressed, haughty girl who wants an attendant ... is it just 'Juliette'? Or is there a 'High Ladyship' or 'Her Revered Countess, Holy Destroyer of Unwanted Beetles' title somewhere in there as well?”
I winced.
Partly because my masterful disguise as a titleless 'Juliette' was clearly not enough to hide the fact I was simply far too dignified to pass as anything less than nobility. But also because she'd just butchered our entire peerage system in one single sentence.
“Those are not titles.”
“My cunning word trap worked. So, nobility?”
Coppelia raised an eyebrow.
What … What was that?
Was that … sweat? Why was I sweating? How long had I been riding for? When had sitting in a saddle been such a taxing activity on me?
“U-Undisclosed ...”
For a moment, Coppelia had the look of someone who wished to make an unnecessary comment. I was relieved when she didn't.
… She didn't suspect!
Really now. That was too close. And the fault lay entirely with me.
It was vexing, but the truth is that I didn't enjoy parading myself as anything less than a princess. To do away with my title was difficult enough. But to adopt another was quite another. I needed to find a compromise … eventually.
Meaning ... there was no rush!
I had no need to dive straight into the details of my subterfuge, did I? Once I picked an identity, I'd need to actively utilise it or risk being outed. I couldn't have that. A poor identity was more suspicious than having none. It'd undermine everything!
Therefore, the best thing to do was to disclose nothing. The less I spoke about my background, the less anyone would suspect I was a princess. If anyone asked me if I was Juliette Contzen, 3rd Princess to the Kingdom of Tirea, I could simply refuse to answer and they'd be none the wiser.
Ohohoho! Genius.
Why make things harder? Sometimes, less truly was more.
“To answer slightly more, I can't offer myself for any role other than that which I'm already sworn to do. My purpose is to search for unreturned books. That means I'm forbidden from washing the dishes of any ladies of high standing. Or putting on their socks. That one is specifically ruled out.”
I nodded, taking the loss of a potential handmaiden with good grace.
… Ohhhohoho!! Until next time, of course!
Fortunes waver and ambitions stir. When this girl wished to seek a rewarding new career path in the exciting world of courtly backstabbing, treachery and betrayal, I'd ensure that the door remained open.
“I see. A terrible shame. Nevertheless, I applaud your loyalty to your library. Indeed, by refusing my first offer, you passed the first test to becoming my personal attendant. Should you wish to continue this application, you may do so at any time.”
She connected her thumb and index finger into a circle and smiled lazily.
I contented myself with that somewhat lackadaisical response. It lacked the dirt eating grovelling that I usually received when overseeing prospective hires … but I was nothing if not mildly flexible!
When it came to receiving a promising new attendant who could carry my extensive wardrobe wherever I pleased, I was willing to bide my time.
In fact, if she could display such wonderful strength, would that not also make her an excellent candidate to be a bodyguard? If so, that'd make her a two-for-one attendant! I'd be the envy of the soirée!
“By any chance, does your prodigious ability to carry large weights hint towards how you defend yourself in this peaceful and harmonious land?”
“Hmm?” Coppelia looked down, then blinked at the sacks in her hands. “Oh, this? This is nothing.”
“I disagree! … Hence why I note that you carry no weapons on your person, and yet you're able to traverse the perilous wilds that exist between Ouzelia and Tirea. Tell me, would you happen to be proficient in overcoming physical confrontations?”
“My, my, my … what are you implying? I have my feminine wiles and girlish charms. What else do I need to travel the wide world?”
Coppelia flicked her fluffy golden hair and gave a smile as radiant as the sunshine.
I was appalled.
Who did this girl think she was? Me?
Clearly, she had to boast martial skill or magical ability. Not everyone possessed a princess's charisma. And for all the confidence in her smile, that also included her.
“Charm and wit is not enough to negotiate the dangers that pervade this world, unless you're me. Everyone else requires the knowledge of a scholar and the intuition of a rogue. To challenge, to compromise, or to flee based on coldly evaluating every morsel of insight available to you. This is the trifecta of choices one must continually master in order to overcome foes who wish to force victory through brute force alone.”
Coppelia nodded, interest sparkling in her turquoise eyes as she had the politeness to feign the correct amount of being intrigued. A valuable skill set. My tutors would be pleased.
“I see, I see … but what if your foe isn't someone who wants to talk or fight?”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, what if it's say, a blight? How would you overcome that?”
“A blight?”
“A blight affecting crops and pastures, a faceless enemy with no notion of negotiation or belligerence. That'd be pretty tricky, wouldn't it? I just want to know where on the manual that is.”
I tilted my head slightly.
It was a concept I had to wrap my head around. To be frank, something which didn't try to sully my reputation or outright assassinate me wouldn't truly count as a foe.
At least not until I saw the first inklings of withering intruding upon the corner of my eye.
Apple came to a stop as I tugged back his reins.
Turning my gaze slowly, I took in the sight of the fields that lay ahead.
Appalling parched fields crept down from across the horizon. Beyond half-wilted lines of hedgerows and trees, a scene of death and decay promised to wait for me. The contrast to the green fields to my sides were stark.
Beyond a rotting demarcation as clear as lines in the sand, I saw a vision of the fine pastures fit for napping replaced by a barren stretch of broken livelihoods.
I couldn't believe it. Was this what was meant by failing crops?
This was beyond what I had imagined! We hadn't even entered the lowlands yet! Was this some disease in the soil? How far did it stretch? How much of our farmland was lost?
It was more morbid than anything I could have envisaged. I could literally see the trail of tax income from yield percentages to stall revenues collapsing in front of me! Each fallen stalk of wheat was another feather snatched from my pillow!
It was horrible!
Beside me, Coppelia was cheerfully humming an unknown melody.
Judging from the brightness of her tune, the state of the kingdom's collapsing grain reserves and the riots that were certain to follow ranked lower on her reasons to be concerned list than it did mine. It was not, after all, my fate that she shared. Even now, I could see a grim future where my family was forced to sell our gold framed portraits and ruby inlaid candlesticks just to appease the peasant masses.
The indignity almost knocked me off my saddle.
Awakening from my stupor, I clenched my fists and spurred Apple onwards.
It was time for Juliette Contzen, the Third Princess of the Kingdom of Tirea, to do her duty. No matter what, I would prevent a future where I was forced to degrade my quality of life. To live as though I were mere nobility.
Or worse, common-born nobility.
No blight would stand in my way.
This, I solemnly vowed.

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2023.03.29 01:03 strawberry-kittea [WTS] TWSBI Eco Collection (Sunset Orange, Turquoise, Chunghwa, etc.)

Hello! Please bear with me as I'm not super used to this! Feel free to PM for any questions!
Looking to sell most of my TWSBI Eco collection!
I only used these lightly and stored them in a protective binder when not in use, however I'm not a fountain pen professional so feel free to ask for more photos if you'd like to judge the quality yourself! I checked the nib itself for the nib size, but feel free to ask for a picture of that too if you'd like to verify. I did get a majority of these secondhand myself, but other than the ones brand new, I've written with them at least once and haven't had any issues!
All have been cleaned but the ones marked with glitter I'm too nervous to take apart the pen itself to do a deeper clean.
Please let me know if I got any of the names incorrect! Basing some of the prices off of what sold recently on Ebay / other sites, pls don't hurt me I'm not good at this ; ^ ;
I will try to find boxes, but no promises! Please feel free to ask first if this is necessary for you!
I would also prefer to sell in a bundle or multiple pens together, but I'm also fine if not! I can offer some free ink to those that are interested in larger bundles!
I am also open to shipping outside the US, just please be aware of the higher shipping cost + higher risk by overseas shipping.
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2023.03.29 00:27 HotMessMagnet Asked ChatGPT to list the top 21 reasons why Albertans should not vote for Danielle Smith and the UCP - Did it miss any big ones?

  1. Climate Change: Danielle Smith and the UPC have been criticized for not taking the threat of climate change seriously and for advocating policies that would lead to increased carbon emissions.
  2. Health Care: Critics argue that Danielle Smith and the UPC's approach to healthcare involves privatization and cuts to public healthcare funding, which could lead to a decline in healthcare services for Albertans.
  3. Education: The UPC's education policies have been criticized for prioritizing private education over public education and for not investing enough in public schools.
  4. Indigenous Rights: Danielle Smith and the UPC have been criticized for not doing enough to address the concerns of Indigenous peoples in Alberta and for not taking meaningful steps towards reconciliation.
  5. Women's Rights: The UPC's policies on women's rights have been criticized for being regressive, particularly with regards to reproductive rights.
  6. LGBTQ+ Rights: Danielle Smith and the UPC have been criticized for not being supportive of LGBTQ+ rights and for not taking action to address discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in Alberta.
  7. Income Inequality: Critics argue that Danielle Smith and the UPC's policies would lead to increased income inequality, with the wealthiest individuals and corporations benefiting at the expense of ordinary Albertans.
  8. Labour Rights: The UPC has been criticized for its approach to labour rights, with critics arguing that the party is not supportive of unions and is more interested in protecting corporate interests than the rights of workers.
  9. Social Services: Critics argue that Danielle Smith and the UPC's policies would lead to cuts to social services, including programs that support vulnerable populations such as seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
  10. Public Services: The UPC's policies have been criticized for prioritizing privatization over public services, which could lead to a decline in the quality of services provided to Albertans.
  11. Economic Policies: The UPC's economic policies have been criticized for being overly focused on resource extraction and not doing enough to diversify Alberta's economy.
  12. Fiscal Responsibility: Critics argue that Danielle Smith and the UPC's fiscal policies are not fiscally responsible and could lead to higher deficits and debt.
  13. Energy Sector: The UPC has been criticized for being too supportive of the energy sector at the expense of other sectors of the economy.
  14. Environmental Policies: Danielle Smith and the UPC have been criticized for not doing enough to protect Alberta's environment, including its water and air quality.
  15. Science-Based Policies: The UPC has been criticized for not basing its policies on scientific evidence and for ignoring expert advice on issues such as climate change.
  16. Transparency: The UPC has been criticized for lack of transparency in its decision-making processes and for not being forthcoming with information about its policies.
  17. Accountability: Critics argue that Danielle Smith and the UPC have not been held accountable for their actions and for not taking responsibility for mistakes made while in government.
  18. Partisan Politics: The UPC has been criticized for engaging in partisan politics and for not working collaboratively with opposition parties.
  19. Corruption: Critics argue that the UPC has engaged in corrupt practices, including using public funds for partisan purposes.
  20. Leadership: Danielle Smith's leadership style has been criticized for being divisive and for not promoting unity within the party or among Albertans.
  21. Democracy: The UPC has been criticized for not being committed to democracy and for engaging in practices that undermine democratic processes.
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2023.03.29 00:12 Main_Formal2089 What a fun case to build in - Y60 checks all the boxes for me - WIP!

What a fun case to build in - Y60 checks all the boxes for me - WIP!

So, this case is F*#$*%G AMAZING! Ever since I laid eyes on it, I wanted it. There is nothing else like it... The Lian Li Dynamic 011 comes close, but is still so far IMHO. Anyways, I wanna say thanks to the Hyte team for solving my order issues and for making such a great product. I had ordered using Next-Day shipping and since it wasn't shipped out that night, they overnighted it a couple days later and refunded my shipping. Didn't expect them to do all of that so I was very impressed. Anyway, I came from an NZXT H510 in white, and now use the Y60 in white. Right now the two PCs are utilizing a nightstand next to my L-Shaped black glass desk. I wasn't comfortable putting the Y60 on the glass. Not just because of the obvious weight increase, but also size. I feel the case deserves a decent display if you will, and I'm working on an extension to my desk that will have a wood top where I will also mount the 2nd PC underneath instead of having it chillin on the floor like that.
Here's an overview of my setup (2 PC) : (for anyone who gives a sh\t)*
Main PC:
GPU: Gigabyte Eagle RTX 4070 TICPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3DWater Cooling: Corsair H100i Elite Cappelix 240mm White w/ LCD DisplayRam: *Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200Mhz 32GB (4x8)*Motherboard: MSI Mag B550 TomahawkStorage:\* Crucial P3 Gen 3 1TB M.2 NVMePSU:** EVGA 650W 80+ BronzeCable Kit:** CableMod Pro ModMesh White 12VHPWR PCI-e 16 Pin* / AsiaHorse 16AWG PSU Kit WhiteCase:** Hyte Y60 White
Streaming PC:
GPU: PNY XLR8 RTX 3060CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XRam: *Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 16GB (2x8)*Motherboard: ASRock a320m-hdvStorage:\* PNY CS900 120GB Sata SSD* / WD Blue 1 TB HDDPSU:\* Thermaltake SMART 500WCase:\* Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L
Heres pictures of the NZXT H510: (Where it came from and sh\t)*

Dedicated Stream PC Underneath. Working on a different way to display the Y60 as well as get the secondary PC off the floor.






Thanks for taking the time to look at my build and sh*t. Sorry the picture quality is ASS. I'm just poking around with my phone and shit. Hitting dem angles (trying to anyway). Lighting is terrible but you get the basic idea of what I got going on here. This case is so dope! I don't think I'll ever want anything different for my main build. I just can't see it. Its just too good. My next plan is to install a 7" LCD in place of the rear exhaust fan. It really wont make a difference thermally, especially when I install a third fan where the empty spot is on top. I seen a video on YT of a guy who does this and thought to myself, YUP.... I gotta do it. I think the screen that many people install behind the middle corner-panel glass pretty much kills the look of the case. What makes the Y60 so special, IMO, is that panoramic view which cant be accomplished by obstructing that little piece of glass. Its what sets this case apart from so many others! Just my opinion, I know its subjective. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to look at my stuff, and thanks to anyone who has helped me on here along the way! Peace!

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2023.03.28 23:53 Lmsoul My 1st revolver made me sad

My 1st revolver made me sad
Revolver model 19 comp. I am pretty upset at the quality of the firearm. It should be flawless of machinery marks, and the Quilty control should have caught this BS. Even the screw is all chewed up.
My 1st Smith and Wesson. I know it can happen; I was excited to shoot it.
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2023.03.28 23:41 FuriousTrope Looking for realistic feedback on breaking into the industry

I've been retraining to go from Email copywriting to data analysis over the last 5-6 months.
But between GenAI and all the big tech firings, I'm getting a bit... concerned that I've backed the wrong horse.
My background: I dropped out of college around 08 and have spent most of the last decade freelancing in Marketing, most recently as an email copywriter. I've got a strong background in stats and the basics of technical skills thanks to a childhood interest in hacking.
I've been working through the google certification course through Coursera and datacamp's certifications, but I'm not super impressed with the quality either of them does teaching-wise.
I'm currently freelancing on Upwork, picking up simple jobs cheaply and working out how to do them to keep my focus on practical problems.
Since I've done as much cold outreach as I have, I'm less concerned about actually finding a job part than a lot of people. Most people focus on applying for jobs rather than building relationships with other professionals and I've got a mess of useful soft skills (including explaining technical things to nontechnical people).
But I'm concerned there's just not going to be a back door this time. I know I'll be competing against a mess of people with degrees and better positioned for jobs. But I also don't have any debt to service, so I don't need to make nearly as much.
As I understand it having a portfolio can go a long way toward getting a job and the upside of data is there's plenty of it around for self-directed projects.
Should I continue marching in this direction? Or are the odds too stacked against me? My next fallback would probably be cybersecurity.
Thanks in advance.
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2023.03.28 23:33 DakotaTaurusTX Frank Frazetta Collection 2oz Silver Rounds Proof Limited Mintage: Swordsman of Mars / Death Dealer III

Frank Frazetta Collection 2oz Silver Rounds Proof Limited Mintage: Swordsman of Mars / Death Dealer III
Frank Frazetta Collection
2oz Silver Rounds Proof Limited Mintage: Swordsman of Mars / Death Dealer III
Frank Frazetta is one of the greatest names in Science Fiction & Fantasy Art history. The fantastic art of Frank’s has had a strong impactful influence on many industries from Movies, Album Covers and Video games to corporate logos. His incredible ability to capture form and emotion, to dazzle and inspire fantasy within us makes him a perfect subject in this series to honor his contributions.
These pieces shows on the reverse Frank Frazetta as an older man with the years of his life and his logo. Around the edge is the weight and quality of the piece. On the obverse is a depiction of two of his artworks.
Encased in this etched gallery-like display it is easy to show off as is and stands on your desk or in your display case with no worry of losing the certificate as it is etched right on the case.
For your protection and convenience, this is delivered in a black leatherette bag. These privately minted rounds or medallions were made in the USA by Golden State Mint.
2 oz Proof Silver Round
  • 1) Frazetta's iconic Swordsman of Mars
  • 2) Frazetta's Death Dealer III
Round Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes encased in a plastic etched gallery display case which also acts as the certificate of authenticity.
  • Limited mintage of 5,000 pieces.
  • Depicts the Swordsman of Mars - a Martian Warrior in mid action, creating a dynamic scene that is sure to draw attention in any fantasy collection.
  • Depicts a menacing armor-clad warrior with a horned helmet, whose facial features are obscured by shadow, atop a horse, while holding a bloody ax and shield.
  • Reverse: Features a portrait of Frank Frazetta, with life-like detail.
These Silver rounds possess impeccable craftsmanship that truly captures the masterful artwork of Frank Frazetta, with each mirror-like round is hand-fed and manually struck up to five times, ensuring each ultra-high quality proof features 3-D relief on both the obverse and reverse, adding dimension and a life-like appearance to the “Death Dealer”, Swordsman of Mars” and “Frank Frazetta” himself, as they seem to pop off the round's surface.
Other GSM Silver Rounds: Aztec Calendar - Crypto Currency - Replica America Vintage Coins - Apollo 11
Frank Frazetta Collection 2oz Silver Rounds Proof Limited Mintage: Swordsman of Mars / Death Dealer III
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2023.03.28 23:28 hmvlee HR with Unrequited love + Friends to Lovers + Fake Dating/Betrothal

Hi everyone! A few days ago, I posted in HistoricalRomance looking for two books featuring unrequited love, and while the sub helped me figure one of the books out, I'm still looking for the other. It featured the tropes listed in the title, wasn't a very long or difficult read, and gave me a deliciously mutually heartbroken break-up scene at around the 85/90% mark.
(From my cross-post) Before the book begins, FMC once left England after a long flirtation with the MMC who ultimately rejected henever proposed because she was a spirited hellion. She returns a little more worldly and refined, with plans to land herself a husband-- though her family's extremely well off and does not require it. They might have been merchants and seen as upstarts. She mostly just wants to move on with her life and show the MMC what he missed out on.
Meanwhile, the MMC has been doing alright for himself-- if not for the disastrous estate he inherited. His plan to escape ruin is to transform his ancestral lands into a horse racing stable, and he's looking for a way to get the funds for the renovation. I think the FMC and MMC agree to a mutually beneficial fake-engagement so that she's seen as desirable and he can rub shoulders with FMC's father, all while claiming they have no romantic interest in each other. Spoilers: That's a lie.
Eventually, FMC's father has a talk with MMC, agreeing to invest in the stables and provide horses of his own if MMC breaks up with FMC. It's a test, and MMC fails it by agreeing-- which he very quickly regrets and tries to make right before FMC leaves England a second time. (End)
Details I didn't mention in the other post include (spoilers):
- The cover version I remember reading had a redheaded model looking directly at the reader, with a minx-ish smirk. A male model was at her side, and he only had eyes for her. She was wearing a satiny green off-the-shoulder dress. It didn't have that oil-painterly quality-- it was clearly just a photo taken in a studio.
- There's a scene in which the FMC goes to a horse stable and intercepts a famous courtesan. This courtesan was previously attached to a gentleman who recently died, but who also owned a horse that the MMC wanted to breed. Following this, the FMC and MMC make out in a hayloft.
- The break-up scene occurs on a bench in a garden, and the FMC already has a feeling it's going to be deja vu for her again. But, she's very understanding because throughout the book, she learns he has too many vulnerable people depending on him to make the horse stable/track a reality. Also, it rains.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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2023.03.28 21:48 According-Plenty-905 How would you rule on the rule conflict if an Battle Smith PC want to use his Steel Defender as controlled Mount.

As per the title, one of my PC want to build an Autognome Battle Smith riding his Steel Defender like a small steel knight with lance. I like this cool idea, but I found there is a rule conflict for his combo.
Controlling a Mount rule:
While you're mounted, you have two options. You can either control the mount or allow it to act independently. Intelligent creatures, such as dragons, act independently.
You can control a mount only if it has been trained to accept a rider. Domesticated horses, donkeys, and similar creatures are assumed to have such training. The initiative of a controlled mount changes to match yours when you mount it. It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action options: Dash, Disengage, and Dodge. A controlled mount can move and act even on the turn that you mount it.
Steel Defender
In combat, the defender shares your initiative count, but it takes its turn immediately after yours. It can move and use its reaction on its own, but the only action it takes on its turn is the Dodge action, unless you take a bonus action on your turn to command it to take another action. That action can be one in its stat block or some other action. If you are incapacitated, the defender can take any action of its choice, not just Dodge.
For normal controlled mount rule, the mount can move and take actions during PC's turn. So he can use mount movement to charge, attack, then then the mount take attack action or disengage action to move again. However, Steel defender can only move and take limited action right after PC's turn.
How would your rule due to this rule conflict? Can my PC use this combo at all? (he needs to use bonus action to direct Steel defender's action?)
Thanks for your advice.
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2023.03.28 21:41 Horror_Marketing_601 The Big Mac

This big Mac is among one of the greats such as Alexander the Great, Ghengis Khan, Barack Obama, Will Smith, Jonathan Howard, and Gregory Alan Isakov. I'll start with the bun. The bun was perfectly crispy as a bun should be, the crackle of Sesame combined with the butter goodness of the dough was exquisite. The sauce while similar to thousand island created a wonder subtle melody of instruments and flavors on my tongue. The lettuce was just crunchy enough to provide a nice sounding bite but it was still soft enough to bring out the flavor of the vegetable itself. The onions were similar soft enough to not be bitter but enough for a crunch and an explosion of the flavor of a sweet yellow onion. The cheese was a wonderously soft and flexible American variety no doubt sourced from the highest quality cows available. The flavor was not too strong but enough to provide an amazing balance to the overall burger. Now we can't forget about the most important part of the burger...the patties. A wonderfully cooked medium rare patty graced my lips and tongue. The shock of spices overwhelmed my tastebuds in a pleasant manner. The flavor was inconceivable allowing me to taste this wonderful one
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2023.03.28 21:01 MouseDining 2023 Week 13 - Most Sought After Disney Reservations

Below is a list of Walt Disney World and Disneyland reservations listed by park/resort in descending order of the number of alerts set in MouseDining's system. This can be used as a measure for the most sought after Disney experiences.
Guests can use this information to gauge demand for a particular experience and set expectations accordingly. The higher up in this list, the more competition there will be for a particular reservation.
Please comment below if you find this information useful and how you use it to help plan your Disney vacation.
Animal Kingdom
Disney Springs
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resorts
California Adventure
Disneyland Resorts
Downtown Disney District
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* Ingame Shop
* Voting Rewards & Patron Rewards
* Active Admins/Mods & Community support
* No Wipe Cluster
* Cave Flyer Disable
* All Stroyline & DLC Maps, including an overhaul modded map (3 mo. cycle)
* Max Player Level- 190
* Max Wild Dino- 150
* Restarts *4AM PST / 7AM EST / 6AM CT / 5AM MT*
* Dedicated hardware for lag-free experience

Rates (Boosted on Fri.-Sun.)
* 2x Harvesting
* 2x Exp
* 4x Taming
* 20x Maturation
* 5x Weight
* 10x Fortitude

* Dino Tracker
* Cross Server Chat
* Suicide (Incase character is stuck)
* Tidy dams (No need to grab everything off a beaver dam, just what you need)
* Tribe Enforcer
* Auto- Decay (2 days- no tribe, 30 days-with tribe)

* Structures Plus S+
* Dino Storage V2
* Awesome Spyglass
* Ark Additions: The collection
* CKF: Remastered & Science Fiction
* MX-E Ark Shop
* Eco's RP Decor
* Eco's Tek Decor
* RR: Garden Deko & more *New ver.*
* RR: Home Deko & more
* RR: Pegasus
* RR: SeaHorse
* MarniMod: Hairstyle
* Variants of Caballus

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2023.03.28 20:42 synacksyn Doing fine in my neck of the woods

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2023.03.28 20:26 LIS1050010 Do You Have the Skills You Need to Survive a Depression?

Do you think you have the skills to survive a Depression?
Let’s face it. We may say we’re preparing for winter blizzards or freak hurricanes, but down deep, if you’re a prepper, what you’re really preparing for is a collapse of America’s economy. It may happen within a few days, or it may be a continual downward slide over many years. Its causes may include numerous Katrina-size natural disasters, a toppling federal government, chaos on Main Street, and the odd meteor or two.
Regardless of the causes, we want our families to be as secure as possible for the long haul.
So, the question that naturally arises is: How do you prepare for a Greatest Depression? Is it even possible to prepare for something that may last a decade or much, much longer? Is it better to be a homeowner, even if someday you’re unable to make your mortgage payments, or is it better to have mobility and rent? Should you leave your life savings and retirement funds where they are or take the tax and penalty hit and invest in land, or gold, or a year’s worth of food?
While there are no definitive answers to these questions, you can take stock of your level of preparedness, see where the gaps are, and work to fill them.

Assess Your Depression Survival Skills

Let’s begin by evaluating your skills that would help you survive a depression. Answer yes or no to the following questions:

Easy skills level:

  1. Do you know how to sew on a button?
  2. Do you know how to use an oil lamp?
  3. Do you know how to boil an egg?
  4. Do you know how to ride a bike?
  5. Do you know how to keep houseplants alive?
If you answered yes to all five, move on to the next level.

Medium skills level:

  1. Do you know how to cut up a whole chicken?
  2. Do you know how to hem or fix a rip in clothing?
  3. Do you have a stocked first aid kit in your home?
  4. Do you know how to build and maintain a fire?
  5. Do you know how to cook and season dried beans?
If you answered yes to any of the five, move on to the next level.

Hard skills level:

  1. Do you know how to grow your own vegetables?
  2. Do you know how to use a pattern and sew your own clothes?
  3. Do you know how to can fruits and vegetables?
  4. Do you know how to start a fire without matches?
  5. Do you know how to raise chickens?
  6. Do you have a fully prepared emergency kit in your home?
  7. Do you own and know how to use a gun?
  8. Do you or someone in the home know how to fish and hunt?
  9. Do you have a well-stocked pantry?
  10. Do you know how to make a quilt?
  11. Do you know how to bake bread from scratch?
  12. Do you know CPR and basic first aid skills?
  13. Do you have the physical ability to ride a bike?
  14. Do you know how to purify water for drinking?
  15. Do you know how to cook in a dutch oven with charcoal?

If you answered yes to all in this level, congratulations! You will survive.
If you passed the easy and medium levels but failed the hard level, not to worry. You are teachable. A Boy Scout learns 99% of these depression survival skills! Select a skill to learn, make a plan, and then work the plan! Rinse and repeat.
Now, let’s consider a question.

Readers Respond: How Should We Prepare for a Greatest Depression?

If we could talk with survivors of the first Great Depression and ask them, “If you could go back to 1925, how would you have prepared for the Great Depression,” I wonder what they would say.
We’re preparing for something on a worldwide scale, so I asked Survival Mom readers this question: How should we prepare for a Greatest Depression? Here is a curated selection of those responses.

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