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2023.04.01 05:43 Ordinary-Reindeer414 New girlfriend overly aggressive

Edit: I was granted full custody due to a history of abuse and my ex only has visitation twice a month.
My ex went awol for about 6 months after our separation and brought his new girlfriend to our first exchange (after not seeing his 2 year old son for six months which is not my favorite but, okay) and she seemed fine at first, especially considering how verbally abusive my ex husband was but lately:
• She’s been putting me down during every exchange.
• She cut my sons hair without my knowledge, the second time she had him.
• She’s told me that she’s taking care of my son during my ex’s parenting time and has made remarks about my parenting skills.
• She speaks over me, rolls her eyes and orders me to do stuff, like telling me to put my son down.
• My son apparently had dandruff so she took pictures of him, threatened me with them, and admonished me about how I’m neglectful. Come to find out: she’s been putting a coconut mask on his hair, my son has a mild allergy to coconut which I assume caused the dandruff.
• My son comes back hitting, biting and throws massive tantrums to the point that I’ve had to call out of work to pick him up from daycare.
• He also stays up to 1 in the morning there and they don’t put him down for naps.
• My son has fits when I leave the room, I’ve taken to just having him sit at my feet when I pee. He literally is so touch starved that he refuses to play and needs to be carried.
My son has been crying during every exchange, hiding behind my legs and kicking and screaming when my ex grabs him and carries him over his shoulder. I don’t speak ill of my ex or his new girlfriend and I’ve been taking CBD and cough medicine (it makes me tired) before meetings to calm myself when she’s threatening me. I am trying my best to also excite my son up about it by talking about all the cool stuff he gets to do with his dad on the drive over. But I fear I am going to need something stronger because the last exchange my son screamed, “Mama! No! Home! No, mama!” As my ex dragged him away.
I screamed that I loved him but I’ll never forget his face.
My ex refuses to speak to me and only steps in to back her up. And my lawyer just keeps telling me that my husband is abusive yes but it’s not illegal what’s happening. But. I. Am. Losing. My. Mind.
This can’t be okay.
I don’t know what to do anymore, has anyone experienced this?
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2023.04.01 05:24 Merle8888 A last minute bingo post! This year I tried, with moderate success, to only include books I liked on the card. Also with commentary on the squares

Hello fantasy,
I debated whether it was worth posting my card this year, especially since I didn’t do any cool theme like some of you! My challenge was to try to find books I actually liked, and I’m a tough customer, so ideally nothing below 3 stars, and only books I didn't mind boosting.
I only mostly made it, and there are a few books on here I’d have liked to replace, but toward the end the replacement books were getting lower ratings than the originals, until I accepted it was time to take a break. Nevertheless, it’s always fun to do bingo and I did get some great books on the card. I read 10 eligible books this year that did not make it onto the card (not counting sequels of books that are included, as I continued 2 series), and all of the books left off earned 3 stars or fewer, mostly fewer. So my favorites of the year are all represented.
Sadly I can’t seem to get the enlarged cover images to make a visual card and I am tired, so no pretty image to share, just reviews!

The Fabulous (4.5 stars)

How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann: Five fairy tale survivors come together in a dodgy support group in modern New York. This novel is weird and different, and very funny, with pitch-perfect dialogue and vibrant, memorable characters. It also does a great job of exploring feminism, trauma and economic inequality, and the ways all three of these are inextricably linked.
The Square: Mental Health (HM): I liked this square a lot, and while several of this year’s books fit, the one with the frame story about a trauma support group seemed particularly apropos!
Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky: Fantasy from one perspective, science fiction from another, privileging neither; worldviews are durable and neither is really more true than the other. This is a fabulously inventive and plain cool novella, with strong writing and enough depth to be memorable. The chapter with side-by-side columns featuring the two protagonists’ very different interpretations of an origin myth is an especially nice touch.
The Square: Book Club (HM): Self-explanatory. This one was especially popular in the Hugo readalong and generated some great discussion.
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin Kiernan: Maybe fantasy, maybe not: a woman with schizophrenia writes about some weird and troubling experiences in an attempt to parse what’s really happened to her. A weird, wonderfully-written novel with a completely believable voice, and a deep sympathy for its protagonist’s mental illness; this one never feels exploitative or shallow. Particularly impressive is the chapter written when the character is off her meds. I liked the two embedded short stories, purportedly written by the lead, a bit less, but they certainly show the author’s range.
The Square: LGBTQ List (HM): I lucked out with this one, not having realized it was on the list until after reading it with a book club. I would have preferred an own voices aspect to the prompt, and this book meets that requirement as author is trans. As far as LGBT elements in the book, the protagonist is a lesbian and her girlfriend is a trans woman.
Murderbot by Martha Wells: I read all six of these books this year and love the series even more as a whole, which is rare for me. Murderbot is a fabulous lead, with a strong voice, extremely relatable (it judges everyone for being incompetent, and just wants to chill and watch media), and a great arc (learning to trust and care about people, despite being socially incompetent). The plots are a lot of fun, although more mystery/thriller than I usually care for, and feel well thought-through, and I appreciate the critique of corporatocracy running throughout. Wells’s ability to create great secondary characters just by showing us what they say and do, without any emotional intelligence on her narrator’s part, is something other authors should study. I’m here for as many books in this series as she wants to write and am very glad I gave her another chance after a bad experience with one of her fantasies—and I don’t even like sci-fi!
The Square: Set in Space (HM): The first book is set on a planet, albeit an uninhabited one. But most of the rest of the series is set on ships and space stations.

The Very Good (4 stars)

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke: Lovely, atmospheric and propulsive—I had a lot of fun figuring out what was happening here. Piranesi has a strong individual voice and I love his genuine kindness and compassion. This isn’t the perspective you would expect this story to be told from and it’s better for it. Clarke is also just an excellent writer, a strong prose stylist and a confident storyteller willing to leave some questions unanswered.
The Square: Standalone (HM): A bit of a cheat on the hard mode since I’m confident it’s only not on the list because it wasn’t published yet!
The Bone Orchard by Sara Mueller: A dark, political standalone fantasy in a quasi-Victorian setting, featuring a woman who has suffered so much trauma that she deals with it by offloading portions of her personality and memories into other bodies. This one is well-written and different, set in an interesting world where psychic powers come with terrible costs. The beginning takes some attention to piece together what’s going on and I might have liked a little more from the end, but overall a worthwhile read.
The Square: Published in 2022 (HM): An impressive debut and I definitely want to see where this author’s imagination goes next.
The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik: I’m a huge fan of this series: the first book got a very rare 5 stars from me, the second 4.5; this one is a little lower but I still love the trilogy as a whole. I wish this had been a little less frantically plot-driven and allowed the characters a little more room to breathe, but it’s a fabulous plot with some incredible twists and reveals, a lot of current relevance, and as always, a great protagonist in the snarky but heroic El.
The Square: Urban Fantasy (HM): Not your typical urban fantasy but I think this one definitely qualifies, as it’s set in the real world and in fact mostly in cities!
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin: Le Guin is a fabulous writer, and this book develops quite a deep story in a short page count, of a girl raised to be a powerful priestess who comes to question the order of things. I love the anthropological knowledge that forms the basis of her worldbuilding, and her writing is vivid and the characters feel real. Le Guin has also written about her struggles writing women as heroes, and I definitely see that in the end, where the character ending she meant as triumphant came across to me as disappointing. I wanted Tenar to take hold of her newfound authority with both hands and make the priestly compound, and perhaps her country, a better place. Instead she ends the book as a teenage refugee dependent on Ged, finding freedom only by giving up her power.
The Square: Cool Weapon: I didn’t vibe with this square so hoped something would turn up, and as Ged has a magical staff that he can also fight with, I think this technically qualifies. Sometimes technically correct is the best kind of correct.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: Delightfully whimsical, sweet, and fun, this is a fairy-tale-esque story of a girl cursed into the form of an old woman, and the motley crew she falls in with, all of them living in a decidedly strange castle. I think this is really more an all-ages book than a middle-grade one; Jones’s philosophy was that kids were better at complicated plots than adults are, and that’s borne out here. I could have done without the sudden romance turn at the end.
The Square: Name in the Title: Self-explanatory.
Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones: A lighthearted, fun book, this is a quasi-period novel set in an invented European country, featuring a romance between a young woman of the gentry who comes into money and uses it to study magic at university, and the guardswoman/duelist she inherits from her godfather. Both leads are sympathetic, the plot enjoyable, and the magic based on prayers to saints is fun. Not especially memorable but I think I’ll read the sequel (featuring a new couple) for next year’s bingo.
The Square: Indie or Self-Published: This one is small press rather than self-published; Bella Books focuses on publishing lesbian lit.

The Good (3.5 stars)

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey: A delicious psychological thriller, in which the biggest source of tension is the question of just how far our morally compromised protagonist will go. Strong writing, an unreliable narrator, and a weird cloning scenario set this one up as an intense read. Some character decisions seem a bit unlikely, but overall this one was definitely worthwhile.
The Square: Anti-Hero: I don’t love the way women labeled anti-heroes are so often just traumatized people being human, but Evelyn is pretty far gone. One might reasonably question whether there’s any “hero” in her at all, but she’s a compelling lead.
The Keeper’s Six by Kate Elliott: A fun portal fantasy featuring a badass older woman and her posse setting out to rescue her adult son, who was kidnapped by a dragon. I really enjoy and respect Elliott’s work—she thinks through her worlds and characters deeply, and her progressivism is genuine, longstanding and interacts intelligently with her very well-developed worlds. These days I’m not that into quests and adventure plots, which is likely why I didn’t enjoy this one more.
The Square: Revolutions and Rebellions: In line with the progressive ethos, Esther works to oppose slavery and help workers claim their rights everywhere she goes—there’s definitely some rebelling against the status quo going on here.
The Just City by Jo Walton: This one is hard to encapsulate in a mini-review. Time-traveling Greek gods Athena and Apollo bring together philosophers from throughout the ages to found Plato’s Republic in the Bronze Age, as an experiment. The book is a fun way to learn about Plato's Republic, and the characters’ philosophical discussions and sincere pursuit of excellence are great fun. I think Walton is better at writing about positive experiences than negative ones—her portrayals of grief and trauma have always fallen flat for me and do so again here, and some of her character voices are stronger than others, while the climactic debate seemed amateur. But despite the criticism, this one left me with a lot to think about, and I went on to finish the trilogy—the second is a slight step down but worth reading if you liked the first (unfortunately it’s hard to stop as they all end on cliffhangers), but the third is just a nosedive, WTF did she think that absurd plotline belonged in this trilogy when there were so many meatier things to explore? The trilogy as a whole I wouldn’t rate above 3 stars, but the first book gets 3.5. Somehow I never love Walton's books, but they're all so unique I keep coming back anyway.
The Square: Award Nominee (HM): Self-explanatory.
Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde: Urban fantasy or perhaps magical realism, set in Lagos and exploring issues in contemporary Nigerian society. This one is vibrant, distinctive and messy, making no apologies for its Nigerian English and not catering to the foreign reader. It’s more short story collection than novel, and I found the first half intense and heavy but very well-written, as it explores themes of life, death, and finding meaning. The second half seems more focused on telling stories of queer Nigerians for queer Nigerians who haven’t seen much of themselves in fiction, but may do less for the reader for whom it’s not personal.
The Square: Set in Africa (HM): One of only a couple squares my natural reading didn’t fill. I checked out 5 interesting-sounding books from the library, previewed them all, and this was the winner, which I was glad of because I wanted to read an African author and not just someone of African descent. The runner-up, Redemption in Indigo, seemed strong enough that I might read it for a future bingo.
Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer: A thoughtful, literary collection of short stories set at various points in the history of an imagined empire; it reminds me a bit of Chinese history in its cyclical rising and falling. It’s no wonder Le Guin was a fan, as this is a thematically rich work, dealing with big ideas about history and power and the individual’s role in all this. Plot and character are not the focus, and I expected the stories to tie together more than they do, but they leave the reader something to think about as Gorodischer does not spell things out.
The Square: No Ifs Ands or Buts: This year’s easiest square, but I wanted to fit this book on my card somehow, okay?

The Okay (3 stars)

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel: Enjoyable but not particularly memorable, this is a retelling of the Ramayana from the perspective of Rama’s antagonistic stepmother. It takes the well-worn route of making her near-perfect and Rama in the wrong, which has generated some interesting discussions about its portrayal of Hinduism. Unfortunately, it’s told in a generic first-person voice that makes Kaikeyi herself into a generic idealized protagonist. Despite that, I really enjoyed its focus on her relationships with family and friends, particularly the other women in her life, and the flow of the book appealed to me, with our lead mostly finding success and happiness in life. If you enjoyed Circe, but want to see better feminism and could do without the sex and romance, you should definitely try this.
The Square: Family Matters (HM): I love this book for this square because the book is primarily about family relationships of various sorts. And its three-generational cast places our heroine in the middle generation rather than the youngest one, which is nice.
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: The only novella in this series that I’ve read, and I loved it right up until the end. Our heroine has to choose between a portal world and our world, and passes back and forth repeatedly as she grows up and her decision gets harder and harder. I loved the deep but understated emotion, the relationships between the heroine and her families both biological and found, the fact that both her mentor and her best friend are also women/girls and these relationships have a lot of depth and emotion to them, and the sheer reasonableness of this initially bizarre world and its rules. The tragic ending basically destroys all that though, as to make it happen a major character acts against common sense, her own established wishes and motivations, and the rules of the world, all in one ridiculously contrived swoop. It seems like the author knew what ending she had to come to based on this protagonist's appearance in an already-published book, and so had to force a story that had grown in a different direction into that mold. This is the second McGuire book I’ve read, and likely the last, as my enjoyment of both books was severely impaired by elements that seemed really poorly thought-through.
The Square: Shapeshifters (HM): A cool feature of the world is that takers slowly begin to grow feathers, and ultimately turn into birds if they don’t change their ways (it’s okay though, they can become human again by giving back to the community).
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: This was pretty mid for me, despite elements I like in theory: the South Asian inspired world, the three major women characters who play important roles in each other’s stories. I don’t really do epic fantasy anymore (what you don’t see on this card are all the others that I DNF’d early), but my enjoyment was probably also held back by having previously read Suri’s Books of Ambha, which I enjoyed much more. I’m starting to feel as if she creates all of her major women characters by starting with the same “strong woman” template and changing up the particular life experiences—also, you really have to emotionally connect to get much out of Suri's books and I wasn’t quite there with this one.
The Square: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (HM): There’s a forest where time passes at a different rate. Not a huge element but it is there!
At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson: Quite a varied short story collection, from fantasy to science fiction to magic realism. There were stories in here that I loved—particularly the first, “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss,” about troubled people finding their way back into the world through a circus act. There were stories I hated, like “Dia Chjerman’s Tale,” an incredibly dark and upsetting tale of the brutal destruction of a planet. So it’s hard to recommend as a collection, though I absolutely recommend all of Johnson’s novels, particularly The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, closely followed by Fudoki. Oddly enough, the story that grew into Fudoki is here and I liked it less as a short story; the collection also includes the story that grew into my least favorite of her novels, The Fox Woman—and I liked that one much more.
The Square: Five Short Stories (HM): Self-explanatory.
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher: Cute but forgettable to me. A princess-turned-nun gathers a motley band to go on a quest to rescue her sister from an abusive husband who is also a king. I wanted a little more from both the world and the characters—Marra is nominally 30 but has a pretty standard coming-of-age story, which seems like a waste of an adult heroine, and the supporting cast is in theory cool but didn’t do much for me. Someone likened them to Pratchett characters and I think there’s some truth to that, so if you get more emotionally invested in his characters than I do (read: at all) you might also like this more.
The Square: Author Uses Initials (HM): Self-explanatory.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: A very well-written novel; that opening is breathtaking in its sheer confidence and power. And there’s some definite character depth here. I can see why this is popular and award-winning. But I never connected with the characters, and it proved too dark a book for me to enjoy—expect horrific violence against children. Also, those themes? Yeah, I’m tired of fantasy novels that like to pretend power is irrelevant to human power relations. This setup—mages with horrifically dangerous and violent powers are hated and feared by the populace because of those powers, and use the fact that people "wrongly" hate and fear them to justify ever more violence against average citizens who can never hope to match their power—this makes a great analogy for America’s police and how they see themselves. Unfortunately the book transparently intends it as an analogy for actual oppressed people, particularly African-Americans, where it works much less well.
The Square: Weird Ecology (HM): A world geologically different from our own (though I think it may be intended as our world in the far future), where plants, animals and people have evolved to survive even decades of disaster-induced winter.
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson: Set in a dystopia, this purports to be the memoir of an influential psychiatrist, with footnotes by disapproving editors. The conceit is believably executed, and as a meditation on memory and history and complicity this works fairly well. It’s less successful with plot and character, and I didn’t believe in the dystopia (the world government has outlawed families? Really?). This is a tie-in novel to a podcast, Within the Wires, and while it’s sold as one you don’t need to listen to the podcast to understand, I think maybe you actually do.
The Square: 2+ Authors: This square actually got me on a multi-authored-work reading kick this year. Unfortunately, those books are ranking lower than average for me; you’ll see one more further down and there were another two ranked too low to make it onto the card (including one that would have qualified for hard mode!).
Monstress Vol. 7: Devourer by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda: I enjoy this graphic novel series, a beautifully drawn epic fantasy in a female-dominated world. Warning that it’s dark, graphic and gory, though, and seems to be bogging down a bit in the middle volumes. Or maybe I just need to wait till it’s finished and read it all in one go rather than one book per year.
The Square: Non-Human Protagonist: A bit of a cheat since Maika can pass, but she is Arcanic, meaning from a race of animal-people, not human. (She’s also sharing her body with a monster.) I read an actual novel for this but then I hated it so here we are.

The Not-So-Good (2.5 stars)

Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer: This is actually kind of fun, an epistolary novel featuring two spunky cousins encountering magic and romance in Regency England. The authors wrote the novel by writing each other letters in character as a game and without discussing the plot, which is a super fun origin story, but as a novel I don’t think it quite works—both leads have protagonist syndrome, they’re kind of the same person and their plots have all the same beats, including identical climaxes, which was awfully boring the second time around. Still, if you love Georgette Heyer and you love fantasy you might want to give this a try.
The Square: Historical Fantasy: I love this as a square and wish I had something better for it—initially I used Daughter of Mystery but then moved that out late and had to scramble.
Pemmican Wars by Katharina Vermette: A short graphic novel featuring a Metis teenager who is struggling in foster care and meanwhile is transported back to (or perhaps just dreams of?) scenes from Canada’s past. The present-day thread is intriguingly told, almost all pictures with very few words, and brings home the protagonist’s isolation while letting readers come up with their own interpretation of what’s happening. The past segments feel really juvenile though, much younger than the YA it’s sold as, and still don’t do much to clarify the history.
The Square: BIPOC Author (HM): The square I struggled with most this year, because I really wanted to do hard mode, but had a lot of trouble finding a fantasy by an indigenous author that I wanted to read. I read a lot of lists and reviews, previewed at least 7 books, and read 3 of them. The first, while perfectly decent, was straight literary fiction and I could not make an argument that it was speculative, despite its being sold that way. The third was definitely fantasy but I thought it was pretty bad. So I wound up with this one, which is only arguably fantasy, very short, and which I didn’t think was all that great—definitely a non-ideal choice! But bingo is up and I don’t mind boosting this for those who might in fact enjoy it.

Thanks for reading! If you want the longer version of any of these reviews, check out my bingo shelf on Goodreads. Hit the “view” button on the far right side of each listing to see my review.
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2023.04.01 04:45 TheManIsNonStop [EVENT] The Union of Lorraine and Valois-Savoie

August 1510
Not two years after the nobility of France, the Empire, and Lorraine had gathered in Lorraine to mourn the passing of the King of Jerusalem and Sicily, Lorraine was abuzz with foreign visitors once again. It was a happier occasion that brought them here this time: the wedding of the Duke of Lorraine, Bar, and Calabria Antoine de Lorraine and Marguerite de Valois-Savoie, the sister of the Duke of Valois and Savoy.
The setting this time was not Nancy, where the ducal residence remained under renovation, but in fair Toul, where the newest residence of the Duke of Lorraine was just built a year earlier. The choice to hold the wedding here, rather than in the capital of Nancy, was twofold. The first is simple logistics: even though the residence in Toul is smaller than that in Nancy, the renovations in Nancy mean that the residence houses fewer guests and hosts smaller feasts. The second is more political: Toul is the newest of the Duke's possessions, brought into the fold only in 1500. Holding the wedding is a calculated show of strength to the city's burghers. Every noble visiting the city for the wedding, every florin spent emblazoning the arms of de Lorraine around the city in celebration, reminds them of the permanence of this new state of affairs.
The ceremony itself was held in Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toul, its interior adorned with banners bearing the coats of arms of Antoine and Marguerite. It was officiated by long-time advisor and political ally of the Dukes of Lorraine, the Bishop of Toul Hugues des Hazards.
They made a handsome couple standing at the altar, dressed in silks and finery. Marguerite's outfit tastefully integrated jewelry old and new, gifts from their courtship (a silver bracelet with the Cross of Lorraine and a golden brooch of pearls and sapphires) worn alongside new pieces gifted for the wedding. The finest piece was the ring Antoine placed upon her fingers--a heavy, golden thing, bedecked in sapphire, diamonds, and rubies. The thumb. The index finger. The middle finger. The Father. The Son. The Holy Spirit.
Finally, the ring finger, where that precious vein ran straight to her heart. With this ring, I thee wed.
As husband and wife heard their first Mass together beneath their lace canopy, Antoine's heart filled with joy. What had started as a youthful dream, hatched in protest against his father, had been made reality. He was hers, and she was his.
When the Mass finally ends, the newly-weds and their guests pour out into the streets and into the gardens of the ducal residence at Toul, where long rows of tables play host to their festivities. As the Duke and Duchess preside, the guests gorge themselves on all manner of dishes. Boar and venison from the nearby Forêt de la Reine, fresh fish from the rivers Meuse, Moselle, and Ornain, the famous Bar-le-Duc jelly, and more filled their plates, and the wine was plentiful and flowed freely.
That first wedding feast was only the beginning of a week of celebrations. As is only befitting a gathering of so many nobles, a grand tournament is held in celebration of the wedding. The bridegroom himself rides in the tournament, bearing the favor of his wife--a wreath of thistles and daisies--upon his lance, and the fleur-de-lis upon his gorget.
For that week, the wars of Italy seem a distant memory. Frenchman and German drink and dance and make merry together. Sure, they taunt each other, and the results of the joust are lorded over each other as proof of French élan or German macht. A few occasions threaten to spoil the peace, too, as noblemen lose themselves in their cups and tempers flare, but even these are deftly defused, no one wishing to earn the ire of their gracious host. For that week, the rivalry of Frenchman and German is that of brothers, rather than a life-or-death struggle. Peace on Earth, as in Heaven.
And then, as soon as it is over, it is done. The week ends, and the guests go their separate ways, filtering out of Toul, and leaving the newly-weds to start their life together.
Antoine de Lorraine has married Marguerite de Valois-Savoie. The dowry agreement includes the following:
1) [REDACTED] florins
2) The designated provinces will be transferred to Antoine de Lorraine. The two northern provinces in green (1a7, 1a8) are appended to the Duchy of Bar as part of Barrois mouvant (for which the Duke of Bar owes fealty to the King of France). The southern province in red (1ab) is appended to the Duchy of Lorraine
3) The Duke of Bar has been named a Peer of France
A sizable tournament has also been held as part of the wedding, which will be rolled on Discord this weekend. Join the tournament here!
Will add the price for the wedding (and who is paying for what) in a comment once we finish ticket negotiations.
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2023.04.01 03:58 rmitchell001 TECHNO MIX 2023 feat Charlotte de Witte, Lilly Palmer, Enrico Sangiuliano, Frankyeffe, Marco V

TECHNO MIX 2023 feat Charlotte de Witte, Lilly Palmer, Enrico Sangiuliano, Frankyeffe, Marco V
00:00:00 Enzo Monza - Enter 00:02:20 Oscar L - Arena (Original Mix) 00:07:08 Dank & Frankie Bones - The Drums (Robpm Rmx) 00:12:48 LEVT - 10.2.5. 00:17:36 Lilly Palmer - We Control (Original Mix) 00:22:46 Roberto Capuano - Dish Ya Now (Original Mix) 00:28:11 Uto Karem - Bang Bang 00:33:08 Marbox - Override (Original Mix) 00:38:31 Charlotte de Witte - Missing Channel 00:43:57 Enrico Sangiuliano & Charlotte de Witte - Reflection 00:49:07 John P - Alba 00:54:32 ENERTY - Rolling 00:58:45 Michael Klein - Shizo (Industrialyzer Remix) 01:04:05 DJ Jordan - On the Dancefloor (Motvs Remix) 01:09:47 Trentemøller feat. Ane Trolle - Moan (Nico Cabeza Edit) 01:14:44 Rian Wood - Delirium 01:19:38 Harry Doe - Schwarze Vögel 01:25:16 Airod - Police Brutality 01:30:25 Andres Campo & Ramiro Lopez - Luna 01:35:51 Tham - They Can't Stop Us 01:42:11 Thomas Schumacher & Lilly Palmer - I Am Machine 01:46:29 Amazingblaze - Can't Stop 01:51:39 The Rocketman & VE/RA - Love & Peace 01:56:51 elMefti - Detached from Reality 02:01:34 D72 - Finding Yourself (Extended Mix) 02:06:19 Mark Sherry, Space Frog & Derb - Follow Me (N.O.B.a Extended Remix) 02:13:26 Marco V - Echoes (Roel Salemink Extended Mix) 02:18:44 Felipe G - Elysium (Original Mix) 02:22:59 Charlotte de Witte - Apollo 02:29:07 Alex Bau - On Synth 02:34:32 Klaudia Gawlas - The Siren 02:39:30 Michael Klein - Nokaut 02:45:08 Planetary Assault Systems - In from the Night (Pas Edit) 02:51:51 The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (Umek Extended Remix) 02:59:01 Frankyeffe - Save Me
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2023.04.01 03:57 KittenDealinMama AITA for refusing to spend my money on my stepdaughter's wedding?

Originally posted by u/Clear_Sheepherder_63 on March 20, '23, updated March 22nd
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AITA for refusing to spend my money on my stepdaughter's wedding?
My wife passed away when my sons were 8 and 4 respectively. Since then I remarried and my new wife and I have been married for some 11 years now. She herself was married before and had a daughter of her own from her own past marriage. Her ex-husband's story is its own saga but suffice to say he's alive but isn't in their life anymore.
When we married, my bio-children were 13 (son) and 9 (son) and my step-daughter was 12 (step-daughter). For 11 years I tried to make some bridges, I would get her gifts and try to make sure she always got what she wanted. I did everything I could to make her happy.
I would drive her to school, be at her extra-curriculars, I paid for the nicest private schools for her I could. Not to mention, I worked day and night so I could give her the lifestyle she deserved (my wife is a house-wife, a choice she made after she voluntarily quit her job in marketing). I tried my best and treated her just like my sons, but she continued to hate me.
This came to a head specifically when my step-daughter graduated about 5 years ago. While my eldest son had invited my wife (his stepmom) to his graduation, my stepdaughter refused to invite me. She had two tickets, but she only invited her mother (her grandparents refused as they live in my wife's native country). When I asked why? She said "You're not my dad, you didn't raise me, and I don't want you in my life". I was heartbroken, I tried very hard for her to like me but she hated me. Still I paid for her college (I paid for both of my son's colleges as well).
Nevertheless, a few months back, she informed my wife that she will be getting married. I only found out, when my wife told me.
What was even more devastating is that she said she would come home to celebrate, and I brought a cake, and balloons and so much more. Then, last minute, she changed plans. She just told my wife that she should come over to her apartment, without my sons and I. I was shattered.
When I did eventually called to congratulate her, she just tried to end the conversation as quickly as she could. The last thing I had asked was maybe the honor to have a father-daughter dance with her, which she had shot down.
I said nothing, but then came the bill and my wife said she needed some money for her wedding. I considered it long and hard, but clearly as she didn't consider me as her father, I said I would not be paying for her wedding. I told my wife, that she had money saved up, it was her to choice to use that if she wanted, but I would not be paying for her wedding. She was furious at me, she said she barely had any money saved up and I was being an awful person.
I have received calls from all of my wife's family telling me that I should pay (mainly her immediate family, like my father-in-law and my brother-in-law). The whole thing has become a mess, it has divided our family but I am still holding my ground. AITA?
1ST EDIT: I want to be clear, I will absolutely be paying for my son's wedding when it comes
2ND EDIT: I want to also clarify that this is going to be far from a minor financial inconvenience. While, I am sufficiently wealthy, it is still not something that will not go easy on my bank-account. My wife's family is Indian. Her ex-husband was Indian and my step-daughter is Indian. Her wedding is going to have probably around 400-600 people.
3RD EDIT: My wife has been an amazing mother to both our boys and our girl. She is loving and dotting wife, who runs a phenomenal house. She tried to get her daughter close to me as well, to little consequence. I also do not think that I could be where I am without her (and certainly before her I was nowhere close to where I am in my success). It is also true that my money has always been our-money, and she does most of the accounting for the house anyway. If I do this I would be doing this for her, not my daughter.
Moreover, if she really wanted to, she could do it without my approval. More than half the money is in bank accounts with her name on them (long story, involving bad business decisions early in my life, which gave me bad credit). If she wanted to, she could. She never has and I do not think she will. If she does that will be her choice, and even if she told me she was going to, I do not think I will stop her.
4th EDIT: Some of you have DMed me questions about my life. Yes I do have one son with my wife. My wife had her daughter when she was quite young (19) and we had a baby boy (it was not planned and he is 3 now) after my daughter graduated. I wished to keep parts of my life hidden because they were not important to this story, but some of you have mentioned that this may be important to the story as it may have impacted my relationship with my daughter. I assure you, she was just as cold with me before the baby and the event at her graduation happened before my daughter knew about the pregnancy.
In the comments:
What does your wife want to do? It's her decision (and money) as well. You need to come to an agreement.
OP: My wife says, after she is married she is no longer her or my responsibility (traditionally in Indian culture, after a daughter is married she becomes the responsibility of the husband's family...Or so my wife told me).
So she is saying that to save face, just do this one last thing and then its over.
Comments about the wife allowing her daughter to act like this and not encouraging her to work on their relationship
OP: She has tried and I think this is a very western way of looking at this issue without cultural nuance. We don't experience the same societal pressures as Indian people in general but Indian women specifically do in this context. The more I talk to some Indian redditers, it is becoming apparant to me that I should do this for my wife.
My wife actively encourages my stepdaughter to engage with me, but it is all to no avail.
How about a compromise?
OP: I think what I am leaning towards and going to go for, is a requirement before the check. I think what I'll do is this, I'll say "you have to go to 10 counseling sessions with me, and only after each counseling session will I give you a check".
That way we can move towards progress, and if 10 counseling sessions are not enough to even get the ball-rolling, then it wasn't meant to be.
Maybe a request. Maybe I can get her fiance to agree with me and maybe just to help her towards counseling?
I just want to mention that giving an ultimatum/forcing someone into counseling will almost always give you an outcome you did not want. People have to want to work on things. Therapy will only help if she actively listens, participates in it, and puts in the effort to change things. As of right now, it sounds she has no interest in a relationship with you. I obviously don't know her as a person, but there is also the risk of her pretending to care for those 10 sessions just to get your money, and then she could just go back to her usual ways after.
OP: So what do I do here? Any suggestions that mitigate the most harm?
I say don't pay for her wedding - she wanted to set the boundary of saying you're not her father or caretaker, so you respect the boundary by not doing what a father would do, which is pay for her wedding. I do understand that you are torn due to your love for your wife & wanting to honor her culture. However, it is not your culture and in my opinion culture doesn't ever overrule someone's poor treatment. She was very hurtful to you, and she should see the consequences of her actions. If your wife loves you she will understand. Culture doesn't magically make respect and kindness to others disappear, and she sounds lovely so I am hopeful she would agree at the end of the day.
There is a very long exchange about how the financial decisions are made between OP the the wife but I'm not including all of it because the commenter was being very argumentative. The gist is that they both have access to all funds and, while she handles all day-to-day purchases and payments, they make decisions together on larger purchases. The commenter then goes off about him deciding to pay for his son's wedding.
OP: It isn't about the money. Imagine the roles were switched and my son treated her that way and I still have gave him 160,000 dollars, what would that do to her. That would be horrific to her.
Ofc I could never just give him 160,000 dollars, I would need her permission.
OP adds one last edit:
EDIT: [user]sickofraciststepdad, is pretending to be my stepdaughter & is NOT my actual stepdaughter.
Judgment: Not the Asshole
Update 2 days later
After reading some of your comments, a lot of thinking, and a long conversation with my wife, my wife and I came to a decision. Firstly my wife understands where I am coming from. In the original conversation with my wife, I put my foot-down without properly explaining my reasoning behind that decision. I was just angry and I should have communicated better.
After explaining, however, my wife sympathized with me and said she doesn't know what the right thing to do here is either but she said she'll do whatever I think is right.
After some talking and thinking we came to the following conclusion. For what it's worth, we will give her $50,000. This is more than plenty for a great wedding. It's less than a third of the $160,000, she wanted from us (and 1/4 of the estimated $200,000 her wedding was going to cost). Not to mention, her fiance's dad is himself giving her around $50,000 (Between 40k-60k). My wife also further informed our daughter that neither of us will be attending the wedding (this was a decision my wife made of her own volition).
After informing her on the call, she came to our home to pick-up the check. We told her that this would be the last money we would be giving her. She said that it was better we cut her out of our life anyway as she didn't want me to ruin her new life. My wife and I were angry but everyone held their tongue. She left and she will no
In the comments:
Please don’t give her the money. She’s not grateful for you. She’s only using you as her personal bank.
OP: It has already been given, unfortunately, and I am a man of my word.
I am flairing this concluded as OOP's daughter has taken the check and said she prefers to go no contact.
Reminder, DO NOT comment on the original posts or contact the original poster. I am not the original poster. This is a repost.
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2023.04.01 03:45 Sarahe086 Etiquette for when someone purchases a gift off your registry

Ok, I’m waaaaaay over thinking this…
We aren’t having a baby shower, but we do have a registry that multiple friends and family members have purchased stuff off of. The gifts started rolling in this week. Baby isn’t born for another 10 weeks. As soon as we get a gift, we text the person and thank them tremendously. But we also want to be a little more ‘traditional’ and send thank you cards. Husband wants to send them cards right away, but I thought it would be nice to write a little note about how the baby likes the gift they bought. But that would be months from now (realistically late summer). Is that too late? Would people think it’s rude to just receive a thank you text in the mean time?
This is the ridiculous stuff I stress about these days 😂
UPDATE: Dang it! I hate it when my husbands right! 😂 Seems like sending them sooner, rather than later is the way to go. Thanks for the advice!
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2023.04.01 03:32 claireseavey Looking to trade/selly mini brands! Full list is down below and the numbers next to it indicate how many I have.

Mini brands duplicates list: Foodies: (4) TGI Fridays Burger (2) TGI Fridays Ribs (3) TGI Fridays Mozzarella Sticks (3) Subway CheeseSteak (2) Subway SOCT (2) Subway Meatball (1) Subway Tuna (2) Subway BMT (4) Subway Soups (1) Subway Cookie (1) Subway Coffee (2) Avocado Baby Rolls (4) Super Salmon Light (1) Salmon Sashimi (1) Detox Miso (5) Carl's JR Soda (1) Carl's JR Curly Fries (1) Carl's JR Western Burger (1) Carl's JR To-go Box (1) White Castle Slider (1) White Castle Fries (2) Hard Rock Blue Bonanza (1) Hard Rock Brownie Sundae (2) Sonic Tater Tots (1) Sonic Milkshake (1) Sonic Soda (1) Sonic Cherry Limeade
Toys: (2) V-Tech NoteBook (1) Zuru Unicorn Squad Ball (1) Pets Alive Flamingo (1) Bunch-O Balloons Bag (1) TMNT Raphael (1) X-Shot Water Gun (Green & White) (2) Dora's Backpack (2) Dora's Microphones (1) Red Frisbee (1) Alive Minis Lion Cub (2) Dungeon's & Dragons (1) Oosh Slime Bag (1) Blue Fidget Spinner (1) Frisbee Golf Box (2) Hello Kitty Beads
Series 3: (5) Swizzels Love Hearts (3) Swizzels Chew Crew (1) Russel & Friends Gray Diapers (6) Mike & Ike Mega Mix (1) Blue Diamond Almonds (Dark Blue) (7) Crystal Light Strawberry (2) Otter Pop Tropical Box (3) Cocoa Crispy Cereal (1) Warheads Sour Duo (2) Jello Vanilla (1) Icebreakers Sour (Pink) (2) Icee Squeeze (1) Wheat Thins (1) Almond Breeze OG Box (2) Heath Bars (5) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (4) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Tub (3) Flavor Ice Box (Flat) (2) Teddy Grahms Honey (2) Sweethearts Boxes (2) Velveeta Mac & Cheese Small Box (2) Cool Whip Regular (1) Swizzels Sweet Shop (1) Zatarins Jambalaya (1) Tapatio (3) McCormick Pepper (2) Wholly Guacamole Classic (1) Pez dispenser and refill (1) Oscar Meyer Weiners (2) Heinz Mustard (1) Kraft Ranch (1) Hershey Chocolate (2) Bubble Yum (3) Dose & Co Pure Collagen (Purple) (1) Dose & Co Collagen Creamer (Yellow) (3) TGI Fridays Spinach & Artichoke (1) TGI Fridays Jalapeno Poppers (3) Hershey's Cookies & Cream (1) Swizzels Love Hearts Tube (2) Stove Top Turkey (1) Rascal & Friends Diapers (Green) (1) Chupa Chups Bag
Series 4: (1) Whoppers (3) Mounds (1) Cholula Hot Sauce (1) Chi-Chi's Salsa (1) Metallic Raisins Box (1) Metallic Itsu Rice Noodles Container (1) Itsu Bao Buns (1) Rice Krispy Treats Sheet (1) Reese's White Cups (3) Icee Slush Pouch (4) Red Pringles (5) Green Pringles (1) Flavor Ice Box (Big) (1) Skintimate Shaving Cream (1) Orajel Toothache (1) Revlon Blush (1) Hershey's Giant Bar (1) Gummi Yum Surprise (1) Raisin Container (1) Organic Raisin Container (1) Turtle Wax (1) Orajel Tooth Cream (Box) (1) Arm & Hammer Clean Sensations
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2023.04.01 03:17 itsripley__ AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 Part 1

Double or Nothing 2023 is right around the corner and Las Vegas is going to go ALL IN (pub absolutely intended) on the AEW’s version of the grandest stage. Double or Nothing this year has the potential to take home the crown for show of the year but how we get to that point is the most important thing to look at. So why don’t we indulge ourselves with a little peek into how Double Or Nothing 2023 will culminate……….
The Casino Battle Royal is a staple of the AEW Event and more primarily Double or Nothing. Last year’s event felt amiss with the absence of the bout. However this year we plan to bring it back and award the winner an AEW World Heavyweight Championship Match! The build toward the match is as follows.
On an episode of Dynamite two weeks before the PPV, The Jericho Appreciation Society (Daddy Magic, Cool Hand Ang, Daniel Garcia, and Jake Hager) backstage announce that the J.A.S will be entering the Casino Battle Royal and taking the AEW Title back to the J.A.S where it belongs. They are approached by Top Flight and AR Fox who also throw their names into the hat and say they want to give the world a preview of what’s to come….Matt Menard calls them bad at counting because it’s 4 to 3. That’s when Dustin Rhodes walks into frame and says that he’s game to make it an even score and challenges the 4 to an 8 man tag match on Rampage!!
During the 8 man tag match we see things breakdown. Darius and AR wipe out Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ang before Hager flies in with a double lariat but both men suck and hit a double dropkick! Hager stumbles back but doesn’t go down! AR motions for Darius to hit the ropes. Off the rebound Darius is launched over AR with momentum as he flies into Hager but is caught! Fox hits the ropes and dropkicks Darius’ back to send Hager back through the ropes with Darius and the two spill to the floor! Menard and Ang assist Hager up and realize that Darius is on the floor by himself but from the heavens comes AR Fox who wipes out J.A.S!!!! Back in the ring Dante thrust Kicks Garcia and the two legal men are separated! Garcia tries to pull Dante back by the leg but he gets kicked back and Dante dives for the tag to Dustin!! Dustin comes in like a blazing fire! The old cowboy does have some tricks that still work as he gets Garcia to the corner and hits what was once known as Shattered Dreams!!!! Dustin pulls Garcia out who gets blind tagged by Cool Hand Ang….Dustin hits the running bulldog! As he goes for the cover Angelo slips in and tries to pull a fast one on Dustin who scouts this like only a veteran of the game would, as he counters a schoolboy attempt into a Crossface!!! Angelo squirm but gets pulled away by Menard who gets on the apron and in Dustin’s face. Menard slaps Rhodes who just bends down as Dante steps up on his back and nails an enziguri!!! Dante grabs Angelo by the legs and slingshots him into Dustin who catches him and connects with FINAL RECKONING!!! Dustin covers! 1….2….3!!! Dustin Rhodes, Top Flip, and AR Fox gain a whole lotta momentum heading into Double or Nothing! But as the group celebrates they get jumped by Big Bill, Lee Moriarty, and The Varsity Athletes who also have thrown their names into the hat for The Casino Battle Royal! The episode of Rampage ends in a pull apart of the match participants that can’t seem to be contained!!!! The match at Double or Nothing is set with more names to be announced by the event!!!
Jade Cargills run as TBS Champion has been undoubtedly lackluster with a handful of matches that actually have rewatch value to them which means that it’s time for the right challenger to come along and hopefully knock Jade off her high horse…
At Dynamite Road Rager Taya Valkyrie unsuccessfully challenges for the TBS Championship after she cockily goes for road to Valhalla prematurely as Jade counters out rolling through and pulling Taya up for JADED!!! Jade covers and gets the 3 count!! Jade post match has Leila Grey help her in a beat down on Taya. But some familiar music hits as Kris Statlander makes her long awaited return and rushes the ring!!!! Statlander runs off Jade and Leila!!!
In the lead up to the PPV Statlander gets a victory over Leila Grey in singles action. She calls out Jade saying that before she went down with her injury she was next in line and her ticket has no use by date….Jade doesn’t initially accept the challenge not believing that Kris really still has any right to challenge and she brings in Mark Sterling for legal proof. Sterling says that unfortunately per orders of Tony Khan Kris Statlander is the next woman in line as she signed a contract with him stating she could pick the time and place to have a title match and Statlander never did that!! Jade fires Smart Mark for failing time and time again and attacks Leila Grey for not being able to get the job done repeatedly. Jade sheds her skin and says she never needed a safety net and that since day one she’s been ready to go on her own and now she plans to prove it! The match for Double or Nothing is set as Jade's reign is in jeopardy!!
Upon his return from a near career ending injury Adam Cole has defeated J.A.S’s Daniel Garcia and caught the attention of a certain Wizard…..
On Dynamite Daniel Garcia is pissed off as he lost his bout against Cole but Jericho reassures him that the Society will be back to their winning ways after they win the Owen Hart Tournament! Jericho says that he’s going to travel the globe and bring prestige back to the Owen Hart name! Unlike last year’s winner who did nothing but barely travel and sat in a different hospital bed….Jericho goes on to say he and Garcia will be taking a spot in the tournament. The other participants announced are Ricky Starks who Jericho has had a run in with in the past. Juice Robinson who’s recently engaged in war with Starks. Adam Cole who’s looking to redeem his loss in time over the last year and become a two time winner of the tournament. The others we will come around to. Jericho and Cole make it to the semi finals where they both cost their matches by one another’s presence and this sparks something between the two!
Cole marches out to the ring and demands Jericho comes out. Jericho makes his way down and engages in a war of words with Cole. Jericho asks why Adam cares so much about a stupid trophy…Cole responds by saying that it’s the last big accomplishment he’s had and the first big one he got since coming to AEW. But after he went down with an injury that nearly ended his career he knew that getting back to that point meant everything to him because it was a representation of change. Change for Owen’s Legacy and Change for Cole. Jericho doesn’t want Coke around because he’s not special anymore his fire has died down. In a few years people won’t want to see the same tired old act that Cole has been doing. He wants Adam to take notes because Jericho has had a 30 plus year career with minimal time away and injury. Jericho has remained consistent and has adapted over the years to keep himself relevant. Cole rebuttals by saying that Jericho had to change who he was because everyone would’ve gotten tired of him…Cole says eventually these people will stop singing Judas…his group will change or fizzle out….and Jericho will come up with some more hokey ideas to keep himself from falling to the wayside. Unlike Jericho Cole has never had to change a damn thing about who he is…the Adam Cole we see now is the same Adam Cole who was tearing down a bingo hall in Reseda California!!! Cole wants to put Jericho in his place and shut him up once and for all at Double Or Nothing!!! The match is set!
Lets see how Powerhouse Hobbs will fare with his first major hurdle in his TNT Title reign!!
Powerhouse Hobbs has gotten out of his rematch with Wardlow after QTV Footage reveals that Aron Solow broke into Wardlow’s hotel and stole his car keys and his security pass to get into the arena for the match. Wardlow is shown in the parking lot running through security and destroying his surroundings; this act of aggression causes Wardlow to face a fine and temporary suspension. Leaving Hobbs without any threats!
Meanwhile Konosuke Takeshita is racking up wins and is put into a match with Nick Commorotto of The Factory in which he wins after using his brute strength to put down the big man in convincing fashion! Takeshita backstage gets interviewed about his win and is interrupted by Solow who wants to enact revenge for his partner but Takeshita lays him out after throwing him through a door which leads right into the QTV set! Takeshita laughs as he closes the door behind him and the scene ends with Konosuke up to something…..
On an Episode of QTV we see Hobbs and QT discussing Hobbs' genius plan to get rid of Wardlow. As they plan to air never before seen footage of their plan coming to fruition! But the footage has been taped over and it’s footage of Takeshita acting like QT as he makes fun of The Factory and he calls Hobbs a walking balloon animal! This pisses Hobbs off who orders the footage to be erased! He tells Takeshita that if he wanted a title shot all he had to do was ask…..Hobbs tells him to meet him at Double or Nothing so that he can be embarrassed so bad that not even the magic of Vegas and Lady Luck will be able to turn it around!
It’s time to talk about the Women’s Owen Hart Tournament!
The Participants for the Tournament announced are Ruby Soho, Britt Baker, Willow Nightingale, Saraya, Anna Jay, Tay Melo, Riho, and Hikaru Shida. Ruby, Britt, Saraya, and Willow all advance through to the Semi Finals and raise the stakes for the tournament's end….
Britt Baker Exacts her revenge on Saraya evening the score between the two after forcing Saraya to tap out to the LockJaw! Ruby Soho defeats her former friend Willow in an emotional confrontation that ends with Ruby cheating to get her way through to the finals after she puts Willow away with the Destination Unknown!! Ruby, Saraya, and Toni lay the beat down to Willow which causes Britt and Jamie to make the save! Ruby and Britt face off and that’s when everyone realizes exactly what we have on our hands as Ruby and Britt will be standing face to face once more in the finals!!
This one’s about the Women’s Title folks…immediate follow up.
During the face off between Baker, Hayter, & The Outcasts we see the shocking return of Thunder Rosa!!!! Rosa is seemingly back to even the score but she takes out everyone!! Rosa at the end of the brawl raises the title and is clear what her intentions are!!
This attack sparks some controversy as Toni Storm was set to challenge Jamie for the title but Rosa wants to throw her name into the mix to get her belt back. Toni is pissed that after Rosa left no one thanked Toni for hoisting the division on her shoulders. The least they could’ve done was give her the actual title instead of a crappy interim title…..Jamie says that Toni wasn’t deserving of it because the second her demands weren’t met she’d be like her little friends and run away. Toni takes offense but still believes she’s the best person to challenge but Rosa sees differently as she never lost the belt. Both Jamie and Toni agree that Rosa gave up because she couldn’t handle it. But Rosa wants to redeem herself so the match gets made for Double or Nothing!!!
The BlackPool Combat Club and the Elite have been going at it back and forth but the writing on the wall is clear so we make this short and sweet because the match will speak for itself! The Young Bucks make their return as Kenny and Hangman are still having problems with one another but The Bucks settle the matter by revealing that Callis is the cause of all of Kenny’s problems and that he needs to be dropped if they’re going to survive BCC. Kenny doesn’t want to listen. He does end up walking out on a scheduled tag match with Hangman not wanting to reopen old wounds but this pisses Hangman off as he tells Kenny to get his head out of the gutter and focus on the matter. On the go home Kenny is torn during a BCC Beatdown to save The Bucks and Hangman as Callis tells him not to indulge….this is when Kenny walks past Callis and makes the save!!! Kenny picks up the mic and closes the show by saying ANARCHY IN THE ARENA!!!!! The match is set for the PPV!!
This one’s simple….The Motor City Machine Guns lose a rematch for the Impact Tag Titles and are on their way to AEW but who are they after?! FTR put up their careers in AEW for the tag titles and they somehow walk away with the Gold despite all that’s thrown at them by the Gunns!! FTR are immediately challenged by MCMG and suddenly we have a Dream match on our hands!!!! The match gets made for the PPV!
Orange Cassidy decides to put on an actual open challenge for his International Title at the Ppv! Who might be the surprise?!
House of Black reopen an old wound with The Lucha Bros but this time they have Mark Briscoe in their corner!
Ricky Starks defeats Juice Robinson in the first round of the Owen Hart tournament! He goes on to defeat Chris Jericho thanks to Adam Cole in the semi finals!! But who’s there meeting him on the other side?! It’s Christian Cage!!! That’s right the Instant Classic has returned to defeat Adam Cole in the semi finals to come face to face with Ricky Starks!!!! WHO WILL WIN IN THE FINALS?!
MJF put the challenge to the three men who want the Title….He says that none of them can lose their matches in the lead up to Double or Nothing and if any one of them does that person will be out of the match! MJF however meddles with the matches, stacking the odds against all of them. He puts Sammy in a match against his YouTube friends. Griff Garrison, Fuego Del Sol, Shawn Dean. He tries to pull at the heart strings of Sammy who overcomes it all but in the end he brings out one guy that Sammy may truly have a hard time beating….Marko Stunt. Stunt makes a one off appearance to go head to head with Sammy who initially refuses to fight but MJF ensures him that if he doesn’t he gets no Title match. Sammy reluctantly takes the match and beats Marko with a heavy heart. (Marko goes to the Casino Battle Royal)
JungleBoy challenges aren’t easy either as he’s given all the big guys in the company. Big Bill, Samoa Joe, And even his old friend Luchasaurus who wants to get his hands on Jungle Boy again but Jack whether it be through DQs, Count Outs, or a Straight up pin fall survives!!! Jack makes it to the PPV!
Darby’s challenges are quite fun as he’s given a series of hardcore street fight like matches against some deathmatch/GCW competitors like Ricky Shane Page and Mance Warner. and even after defeating everyone MJF nearly cracks Darby by saying that if he wants to get his title shot he needs to beat STING!!! Darby doesn’t want to do it and says his loyalty to Sting is more important. But Sting slaps Darby and orders him to fight him! And we finally get a one on one bout between the two that Darby wins after Sting goes down to a Last Super!!!! All three men have survived MJFS trials and has won their way to the PPV TITLE MATCH!!!!
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2023.04.01 02:24 OalBlunkont TCM April Schedule, Looks Totally Awesome.

I had to do a lot of weird editing to convert it from copypasted PDF to something reddit wouldn't munge too much. I've seen a lot of these and there are a bunch I've been wanting to see for a while. God I hate PDFs. When I'm king it will be a capital offense to use them for anything other than formatting for printers. Reddit really needs to improve their formatting capabilities as well, single line spacing without making everthing look like code and columnar arranging too. These features have been available since the days of typewriters.
The Idjits don't mention the timezone to which they are referring.
 SATURDAY, APRIL 1 THE EARLY YEARS 6:00 AM Beau Brummel (1924) 8:30 AM Disraeli (1929) 10:00 AM Noah’s Ark (1929) 12:00 PM The Dawn Patrol (1930) (AKA FLIGHT COMMANDER) 2:00 PM Night Nurse (1931) 
Seen it, Loved it, Joan Blondell and Barbara Stanwyck, Duh
 3:30 PM Jewel Robbery (1932) 
Seen it, Loved it, William Powell and Kay Francis, Duh
 What a Character Ned Sparks (interstitial) 4:45 PM Blessed Event (1932) Marlo Thomas on Loretta Young (interstitial) 6:15 PM Employee’s Entrance (1933) 
Waned to see it for a long time
HOW IT STARTED AND THE DAWN OF SOUND Hollywood Steps Out (1941) (cartoon) 8:00 PM The Brothers Warner (2007) Silents, Please! (interstitial) 9:45 PM The Clash of the Wolves (1925) 11:15 PM Cinema Finds Its Voice (2023) (DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SOUND IN FILM) 12:30 AM Vitaphone shorts Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra (1927) Baby Rose Marie The Child Wonder (1929) 
I've seen her on the Dick Van Dyke show and Hollywood Squares and briefly in International House when I had to look her up to see that it was the same person
 Lambchops (1929) (8m) Blackface and Hollywood (interstitial) 1:15 AM The Jazz Singer (1927) Will H. Hays Introduces Vitaphone (1926) (Vitaphone short) 3:00 AM Don Juan (1926) 5:00 AM Lights of New York (1928) SUNDAY, APRIL 2 WARNER JOINS A GANG 6:30 AM Little Caesar (1931) 
Seen it, It was OK
 King for a Day (1934) 8:30 AM G-Men (1935) 
Seen it, It was OK
 Mills Blue Rhythm Band (1933) 10:15 AM Bullets or Ballots (1936) 
Seen it, Loved it, Joan Blondell, Duh
 Swing Cat’s Jamboree (1938) 12:00 PM Each Dawn I Die (1939) Claude Hopkins and His Band in Barber Shop Blues 2:00 PM High Sierra (1941) Cab Calloway and His Orchestra (1937) Angelica Huston on John & Walter Huston (interstitial) 4:00 PM Key Largo (1948) Racketeer Rabbit (1946) (cartoon) 6:00 PM Larceny, Inc. (1942) PRE-CODE CLASSICS AND AN EMPHASIS ON REALISM Bugsy and Mugsy (1957) (cartoon) Melanie Griffith on Jean Harlow (interstitial) 8:00 PM The Public Enemy (1933) The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) (cartoon) 9:45 PM Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul (1993) Laura Dern on Barbara Stanwyck (interstitial) 11:45 PM Baby Face (1933) 1:15 AM One Way Passage (1932) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION 2:45 AM Two Seconds (1932) 4:15 AM Life Begins (1932) MONDAY, APRIL 3 CHOREOGRAPHY BY BUSBY BERKELEY 
Seen em all, all good. I didn't know they were allowed to get as close to naked as they did in Fashions back then
 5:30 AM Fashions of 1934 (1934) 7:00 AM Dames (1934) 8:45 AM Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) MUSIC BY MAX STEINER 10:30 AM Max Steiner: Maestro of Movie Music (2021) 12:45 PM The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) Rhapsody Rabbit (1947) (cartoon) 3:15 PM Rhapsody in Blue (1945) 5:45 PM Helen of Troy (1956) (TFF remaster) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Big House Bunny (1950) (Cartoon) Special introduction by Alexander Payne 8:00 PM Safe in Hell (1931) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION Hollywood by Storm William Wellman (interstitial) 9:30 PM Heroes for Sale (1933) 
Seen it, It's what made me really apprecioate Aline MacMahon. I still think they had the conceits of three of four movies.
MERVYN LEROY Page Miss Glory (1936) (cartoon) 11:00 PM Page Miss Glory (1935) The Making of a Great Motion Picture (1936) 12:45 AM Anthony Adverse (1936) LLOYD BACON 3:15 AM Marked Woman (1937) 5:00 AM Cain and Mabel (1936) TUESDAY, APRIL 4 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS MYRNA LOY 6:30 AM The Great Divide (1929) Julianne Moore on Myrna Loy (interstitial) 7:45 AM The Truth About Youth (1930) 
I haven't seen any of these
BEBE DANIELS 9:00 AM My Past (1931) 10:15 AM The Maltese Falcon (1931) 
I wrote in an earlier post that the women in this one are better than the women in the remake. I stand by that.
DOLORES DEL RIO 11:45 AM Madame du Barry (1934) 1:15 PM In Caliente (1935) ANN DVORAK 2:45 PM Love is a Racket (1932) 4:00 PM Murder in the Clouds (1934) GLENDA FARRELL 5:15 PM Smart Blonde (1937) 6:30 PM Little Big Shot (1935) GINGER ROGERS Stage Door Cartoon (1944) (cartoon) Nigel Lythgoe on Ginger Rogers (interstitial) 8:00 PM 42nd Street (1933) 
Seen it, story is basic but I love her
 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935) 10:00 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) JOAN BLONDELL 11:45 PM Footlight Parade (1933) 1:45 AM Three on a Match (1932) 
Both of these are totally awesome
KAY FRANCIS 3:00 AM Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933) 4:30 AM I Found Stella Parish (1935) 
I've not seen either. Why to they have to be at the butt crack of dawn?
Can't stand him
 6:00 AM When a Man Loves (1927) 8:00 AM Svengali (1931) JOE E. BROWN 9:30 AM You Said a Mouthful (1932) Porky’s Baseball Broadcast (1940) (cartoon) 11:00 AM Elmer, the Great (1933) PAT O’BRIEN 12:30 PM Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) 2:30 PM The Great O’Malley (1937) DICK POWELL 4:00 PM Flirtation Walk (1934) 6:00 PM Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) 
Can't go wrong with Busby Berkeley. I don't understand why the poster image for 42nd street has the dancers in costumes from this one though
EDWARD G. ROBINSON Buccaneer Bunny (1948) (cartoon) Chaz Palminteri on Edward G. Robinson (interstitial) 8:00 PM The Sea Wolf (1941) 9:45 PM Brother Orchid (1940) 
Two of his I haven't seen
PAUL MUNI 11:30 PM The Life of Emile Zola (1937) 1:45 AM The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) 
I love his biopics. The rest is hit or miss
GEORGE BRENT 3:30 AM So Big! (1932) 
I don't know who George Brent is but its a Barbara Stanwyck movie so see it.
 5:00 AM From Headquarters (1933) THURSDAY, APRIL 6 WARNER GOES TO SCHOOL 6:30 AM The Corn is Green (1945) 8:30 AM Our Miss Brooks (1957) 10:00 AM Up the Down Staircase (1967) WARNER JOINS THE TEAM 12:15 PM Jim Thorpe – All-American (1951) Baseball Bugs (1946) (cartoon) 2:15 PM The Winning Team (1952) Mary Anne Owen on Donna Reed (interstitial) 4:00 PM Trouble Along the Way (1953) 6:00 PM One on One (1977) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS MICHAEL CURTIZ Rabbit Hood (1949) (cartoon) 8:00 PM The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 
I've wanted to see this for a while even though Errol Flynn didn't impress me in Captain Blood.
 Sons of Liberty (1939) (directed by Michael Curtiz) 10:00 PM Life with Father (1947) 
Seen it, Loved it. I've not seen a bad William Powell movie.
WILLIAM WYLER William Wyler Father and Filmmaker (interstitial) 12:15 AM Jezebel (1938) 2:15 AM The Letter (1940) ARCHIE MAYO 4:00 AM Bordertown (1935) 5:45 AM The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) FRIDAY, APRIL 7 WARNER LEARNS TO READ 7:15 AM Moby Dick (1930) 8:45 AM The Old Man and the Sea (1958) Molly Haskell on King Vidor (interstitial) 10:15 AM The Fountainhead (1949) 
Classic example of why should watch the movie before reading the book to avoid disappointment.
WARNER STUDIES HISTORY 12:15 PM When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1971) 2:00 PM The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) The Declaration of Independence (1938) (short) 4:15 PM Alexander Hamilton (1931) 5:30 PM The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) A STUDIO THAT TAKESASTAND What’s Opera, Doc? (1957) (cartoon) 8:00 PM They Won’t Forget (1937) Special introduction by Martin Scorsese 10:00 PM Storm Warning (1951) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION 12:00 AM Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) 2:00 AM I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) 
Not Muni's best
 4:00 AM The Mayor of Hell (1933) SATURDAY, APRIL 8 WARNER COMES OF AGE 6:00 AM Wild Boys of the Road (1933) 
Mostly good, some implausibilities
 7:30 AM Kings Row (1942) A Mutt in a Rut (1959) (cartoon) 10:00 AM Good-Bye, My Lady (1956) 11:45 AM Splendor in the Grass (1961) 2:00 PM The Learning Tree (1969) 4:00 PM Summer of ’42 (1971) 6:00 PM A Little Romance (1979) WARNER AT WAR Carrotblanca (1995) (cartoon) Patricia Clarkson on Ingrid Bergman (interstitial) 8:00 PM Casablanca (1942) 
No praise I could heap upon it that hasn't been done before.
 Tony Curtis on Cary Grant (interstitial) 10:00 PM Destination Tokyo (1943) 12:30 AM Objective, Burma (1945) 3:00 AM This is the Army (1943) 5:15 AM Across the Pacific (1942) SUNDAY, APRIL 9 WARNER FINDS RELIGION 7:00 AM The Green Pastures (1936) 
Seen it, It certainly has more than it's fair share of black stereotypes, even for it's day. I wonder if this is an accurate representation of rural vs urban blacks. I'd love to know what the black press of the day thought about it.
 9:00 AM Sergeant York (1941) Easter Yeggs (1947) (cartoon) What a Character Beulah Bondi (interstitial) 11:30 AM One Foot in Heaven (1941) 1:30 PM The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) Vanessa Redgrave on Fred Zinnemann (interstitial) 3:15 PM The Nun’s Story (1959) 6:00 PM Oh, God! (1977) 
Saw it in theaters, it was cute
THE POSTWAR YEARS AND THE TELEVISION ERA A Star is Bored (1956) (cartoon) Above Limitations: George Cukor (interstitial) 8:00 PM A Star is Born (1954) Special introduction by Robyn Sklaren and Daphne Dentz 11:15 PM A Lion is in the Streets (1953) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION 1:00 AM A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 3:15 AM The FBI Story (1959) MONDAY, APRIL 10 SHOT AT TEDDINGTON, WARNER’S BRITISH STUDIOS 6:00 AM Crime Unlimited (1935) 7:15 AM Something Always Happens (1934) 8:30 AM Crown vs. Stevens (1936) 9:45 AM Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk ( AKA FATHERTAKE SAWALK ) (1936) 11:15 AM Jack L. Warner The Last Mogul (1993) PRODUCED BY HAMMER, DISTRIBUTED BY WARNER 1:15 PM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 2:45 PM Frankenstein Must be Destroyed (1970) Hair-Raising Hare (1946) (cartoon) 4:30 PM Dracula has Risen from the Grave (1969) 6:15 PM Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS JOHN HUSTON 14 Carrot Rabbit (1952) (cartoon) Men in Crisis The Films of John Huston (interstitial) 8:00 PM The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 10:45 PM In This Our Life (1943) RAOUL WALSH 12:30 AM The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh (2014) ( DOC UMENTARY ) 2:30 AM The Roaring Twenties (1939) WILLIAM DIETERLE 4:30 AM Juarez (1939) 6:45 AM Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940) TUESDAY, APRIL 11 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS PRISCILLA LANE 8:30 AM Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) 10:15 AM Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 
This is what you get when you send Capra out with out Riskin and Swerling, not very good. They couldn't even get Boris Karloff to play the guy who looks like Boris Karloff.
IDA LUPINO Lee Grant on Ida Lupino (interstitial) 12:30 PM Out of the Fog (1941) 2:30 PM The Hard Way (1943) MARY ASTOR 4:30 PM Scandal The Trial of Mary Astor (2018) 6:00 PM The Great Lie (1941) BETTE DAVIS Tweety’s S.O.S. (1951) (cartoon) Meryl Streep on Bette Davis (interstitial) 8:00 PM Now, Voyager (1942) 10:15 PM Dark Victory (1939) OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND Special introduction by Wes Anderson 12:15 AM The Strawberry Blonde (1941) 2:30 AM Princess O’Rourke (1943) ANN SHERIDAN 4:15 AM City for Conquest (1940) 6:15 AM Nora Prentiss (1947) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. 8:15 AM Union Depot (1932) 
He should have done more of this instead of trying to step into his dad's shoes
 9:30 AM Parachute Jumper (1933) JOHN GARFIELD 11:15 AM They Made Me a Criminal (1939) 1:00 PM Air Force (1943) CLAUDE RAINS Sir John Gielgud on Claude Rains (interstitial) 3:15 PM Passage to Marseille (1944) 5:15 PM Mr. Skeffington (1944) JAMES CAGNEY Bugs and Thugs (1954) (cartoon) George C. Scott on James Cagney (interstitial) 8:00 PM White Heat (1949) Blackface and Hollywood (interstitial) Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943) (cartoon) 10:30 PM Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) ERROL FLYNN 12:45 AM Gentleman Jim (1942) 2:45 AM The Sea Hawk (1940) GEORGE RAFT 5:00 AM Manpower (1941) 6:45 AM Background to Danger (1943) THURSDAY, APRIL 13 WARNER LEARNS TO DRIVE 8:15 AM The Crowd Roars (1932) 9:45 AM They Drive by Night (1940) There Auto Be a Law (1953) (cartoon) 11:30 AM Greased Lightning (1977) WARNER LEARNS TO FLY 1:30 PM The Dawn Patrol (1938) Jet Jockeys in Love The Making of Chain Lightning (TCM original) 3:15 PM Chain Lightning (1950) Go Fly a Kit (1957) (cartoon) 5:30 PM The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS JOHN FORD Drip-Along Daffy (1951) (cartoon) Meet John Ford (interstitial) 8:00 PM The Searchers (1956) 10:15 PM Sergeant Rutledge (1960) ELIA KAZAN The Immigrant Experience (interstitial) 12:15 AM America, America (1963) 3:15 AM The Arrangement (1969) FRIDAY, APRIL 14 WARNER JOINS THE BAND Michael Douglas on Kirk Douglas (interstitial) 6:00 AM Young Man with a Horn (1950) 8:00 AM Blues in the Night (1941) 9:30 AM Sparkle (1976) WARNER RUNS FOR OFFICE 11:30 AM Kisses for My President (1964) 1:30 PM Flamingo Road (1949) 3:30 PM The Candidate (1972) Ballot Box Bunny (1951) (cartoon) 5:30 PM A Face in the Crowd (1957) EARLY CINEMASCOPE Sahara Hare (1955) (cartoon) Special introduction by Martin Scorsese 8:00 PM The Land of the Pharaohs (1955) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION Peter and Jane Fonda on Henry Fonda (interstitial) 10:00 PM Mister Roberts (1955) 
At least it has a happy ending where they sent him to live on a farm where he lives to this day.
SHOT FOR 3D Prince Albert on Grace Kelly (interstitial) 12:15 AM Dial M for Murder (1954) 2:15 AM House of Wax (1953) 
Saw it in a re-released theatrical 3D showing. It was as unimpressive then as it is now.
 4:00 AM The Bounty Hunter (1954) SATURDAY, APRIL 15 WARNER GETS SCARED 5:30 AM Doctor X (1932) What a Character: Frank McHugh (interstitial) 7:00 AM The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Good Morning, Eve (1934) (short) Ant-Pasted (1953) (cartoon) 9:00 AM Them! (1954) 
I thought this was American International or some such
 The Haunted Mouse (1941) (cartoon) 11:00 AM The Bad Seed (1956) 1:30 PM Dead Ringer (1964) 3:30 PM What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) 6:00 PM Wait Until Dark (1967) WARNER LOOKS TO BROADWAY FOR INSPIRATION 
That was a bad idea.
 Lumber Jerks (1955) (cartoon) 8:00 PM My Fair Lady (1964) 11:00 PM The Music Man (1962) 1:45 AM Gypsy (1962) 4:15 AM Camelot (1967) SUNDAY, APRIL 16 WARNER TURNS TO CRIME 8:00 AM The Petrified Forest (1936) 
Saw it. It was OK. I was never a Leslie Howard fan and Bette Davis while more natural here than in most movies was not convincing as a girl still in or barely out of her teens.
 9:30 AM Dark Passage (1947) 11:30 AM Crime Wave (1954) Bullitt: Anatomy of a Car Chase (TCM original) 1:00 PM Bullitt (1968) 3:30 PM The Yakuza (1974) 5:30 PM Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 
Saw it in the theater, barely remember it
WARNER BROTHERS LEADSAREVOLUTION IN FILMMAKING Rabbit Fire (1951) (cartoon) Paul Newman on Elizabeth Taylor (interstitial) 8:00 PM Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 10:30 PM Cool Hand Luke (1967) 12:45 AM The Wild Bunch (1969) 3:15 AM Petulia (1968) 5:15 AM The Fox (1968) MONDAY, APRIL 17 BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD – WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATED FEATURES 7:15 AM Gay Purr-ee (1962) 8:45 AM Treasure Island (1973) 10:30 AM The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) 
Saw it a long time ago on TV. IIRC it's a strange story about a guy who neglects his girlfriend for his fish, falls off a pier and turns into a fish and makes noises to mis-direct torpedoes from German U-boats.
THE RAT PACK AT WARNER BROTHERS Swooner Crooner (1944) (cartoon) 12:30 PM Oceans 11 (1960) 3:00 PM 4 for Texas (1963) Nancy Sinatra on Frank Sinatra (interstitial) 5:15 PM Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS HOWARD HAWKS Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948) (cartoon) Special introduction by Martin Scorsese 8:00 PM Rio Bravo (1959) TELEVISION PREMIERE OFNEW RESTORATION IN PARTNER SHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION Peter Bogdanovich on Howard Hawks (interstitial) 10:30 PM The Big Sleep (1946) ALFRED HITCHCOCK Zipping Along (1953) (cartoon) 1:00 AM Strangers on a Train (1951) 3:00 AM I Confess (1953) VINCENT SHERMAN 5:00 AM All Through the Night (1942) 7:00 AM Old Acquaintance (1943) TUESDAY, APRIL 18 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS JOAN LESLIE 9:00 AM The Male Animal (1942) 10:45 AM Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) VIRGINIA MAYO 12:15 PM Colorado Territory (1949) 2:00 PM The West Point Story (1950) JANE WYMAN 4:00 PM Johnny Belinda (1948) The Last Hungry Cat (1961) (cartoon) 6:00 PM Stage Fright (1950) JOAN CRAWFORD Duck Amuck (1953) (cartoon) Ann Blyth on Joan Crawford (interstitial) 8:00 PM Mildred Pierce (1945) 10:15 PM Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) LAUREN BACALL Gregory Peck on Lauren Bacall (interstitial) 12:00 AM To Have and Have Not (1944) 2:00 AM Harper (1966) GERALDINE FITZGERALD 4:15 AM Watch on the Rhine (1943) 6:15 AM Nobody Lives Forever (1946) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS SYDNEY GREENSTREET 8:00 AM The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) 10:00 AM Three Strangers (1946) RONALD REAGAN 12:00 PM Knute Rockne – All-American (1940) 2:00 PM The Hasty Heart (1949) 
Seen it, Liked it, but I think it was a play first. It's got that one set feel.
PAUL HENREID Monica Henreid on Paul Henreid (interstitial) 3:45 PM Between Two Worlds (1944) 5:45 PM Deception (1946) HUMPHREY BOGART Slick Hare (1947) (cartoon) How Bogart Became a Star (interstitial) 8:00 PM Black Legion (1937) 10:00 PM The Maltese Falcon (1941) 
Watch the original for the women, this one for the men.
TAB HUNTER 12:00 AM Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) 1:45 AM Battle Cry (1955) PETER LORRE 4:30 AM The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) 6:00 AM The Verdict (1946) THURSDAY, APRIL 20 WARNER GOES TO COURT 7:30 AM Dust be My Destiny (1939) 9:00 AM The Wrong Man (1956) 11:00 AM The Young Philadelphians (1959) WARNER GOES TO PRISON Burt Reynolds on Spencer Tracy (interstitial) 1:30 PM 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) 
I remember seeing it but nothing else
 3:00 PM San Quentin (1937) 4:30 PM Blackwell’s Island (1939) 6:00 PM Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS MARTIN SCORSESE Rabbit Seasoning (1952) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) 10:15 PM Mean Streets (1973) STANLEY KUBRICK 12:15 AM Full Metal Jacket (1987) 2:30 AM A Clockwork Orange (1971) 
Kubrick should have learned from Billy Wilder that the best director is the one that you don't see.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 5:00 AM The Rain People (1969) 6:45 AM Finian’s Rainbow (1968) FRIDAY, APRIL 21 WARNER HEADS SOUTH 9:15 AM The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) 10:45 AM The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) Hillbilly Hare (1950) (cartoon) 1:00 PM Ode to Billy Joe (1976) WARNER GOES WEST 3:00 PM The Oklahoma Kid (1939) 4:30 PM Dodge City (1939) 6:15 PM Along the Great Divide (1951) SEVEN ARTS COMES IN AS JACK PREPARES TO LEAVE Baby Buggy Bunny (1954) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Special introduction by Ethan Hawke 10:00 PM Rachel, Rachel (1968) NEWLY REMASTERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION 12:00 AM Firecreek (1968) 2:00 AM Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) 4:00 AM Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) SATURDAY, APRIL 22 WARNER SEEKS ADVENTURE 5:45 AM Captain Blood (1935) 
 8:00 AM Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Captain Hareblower (1954) (cartoon) 10:00 AM Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) 12:00 PM The Master of Ballantrae (1953) 1:30 PM The Valley of Gwangi (1969) 3:15 PM The Great Race (1965) 6:00 PM Time After Time (1979) 
I haven't thought if this one in ages. I have to see it again.
WARNER EMBRACESANEW HOLLYWOOD What’s Up, Doc? (1950) (cartoon) 8:00 PM All the President’s Men (1976) 10:30 PM The Exorcist (1973) Jerry Schatzberg: Reality in Focus (interstitial) 12:45 AM Scarecrow (1973) 3:00 AM Badlands (1973): Robert Duvall on Gene Hackman (interstitial) 4:45 AM Night Moves (1975) SUNDAY, APRIL 23 WARNER FALLS IN LOVE 6:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) 9:00 AM All This and Heaven Too (1940) 11:30 AM A Warm December (1973) Scent-imental Romeo (1951) (cartoon) 1:30 PM Fanny (1961) 4:00 PM The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) 6:00 PM The Goodbye Girl (1977) THE SUPERHERO ERA BEGINS... Duck Dodgers in the 24 1⁄2th Century (1953) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Superman (1978) 10:30 PM Batman (1989) 
Both great
...AND WOMEN FINALLY HAVEASAY 12:45 AM Girlfriends (1978) 2:30 AM Cookie (1989) 4:15 AM The Brothers Warner (2007) MONDAY, APRIL 24 CULT CLASSICS 6:00 AM Untamed Youth (1957) 8:00 AM The Swarm (1978) (theatrical version) 10:00 AM Big Wednesday (1978) 12:15 PM Over the Edge (1979) 2:00 PM The Last of Sheila (1973) 4:15 PM It’s Alive (1974) 6:00 PM The Omega Man (1971) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS STEVEN SPIELBERG One Froggy Evening (1955) (cartoon) 8:00 PM The Color Purple (1985) 11:00 PM Empire of the Sun (1987) ROBERT ALTMAN 2:00 AM McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) 4:15 AM Countdown (1967) TUESDAY, APRIL 25 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS ALEXIS SMITH 6:00 AM Night and Day (1946) 8:30 AM San Antonio (1945) ELEANOR PARKER 10:45 AM Pride of the Marines (1945) 1:00 PM Caged (1950) CAROL BAKER 3:00 PM Baby Doll (1956) 5:00 PM Cheyenne Autumn (1964) DORIS DAY Don’t Look Now (1936) (cartoon) Is it Love or Is it Conscription (Soundie) 8:00 PM Romance on the High Seas (1948) Doris Day on Doris Day (interstitial) 10:00 PM Calamity Jane (1953) NATALIE WOOD Robert Redford on Natalie Wood (interstitial) 12:00 AM Inside Daisy Clover (1965) 2:15 AM Sex and the Single Girl (1964) PATRICIA NEAL 4:15 AM Bright Leaf (1950) 6:15 AM The Breaking Point (1950) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 STUDIO CONTRACT PLAYERS JACK CARSON 8:00 AM Roughly Speaking (1945) 10:00 AM John Loves Mary (1949) JAMES GARNER 11:45 AM Up Periscope (1959) 1:45 PM Cash McCall (1960) TROY DONAHUE 3:30 PM A Summer Place (1959) 5:45 PM Rome Adventure (1962) JAMES DEAN Walky Talky Hawky (1946) (cartoon) Special introductions by Joanna Hogg and Wes Anderson 8:00 PM East of Eden (1955) 10:15 PM Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 12:15 AM Giant (1956) 3:45 AM Return to Giant (1996) 4:45 AM George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey (1984) THURSDAY, APRIL 27 WARNER GETS MARRIED What a Character: William Frawley (interstitial) 6:45 AM The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) What a Character: Hattie McDaniel (interstitial) 8:30 AM Janie Gets Married (1946) 10:15 AM June Bride (1948) WARNER RAISESAFAMILY 12:00 PM Room for One More (1952) 1:45 PM Four Daughters (1938) Feed the Kitty (1952) (cartoon) 3:30 PM Spencer’s Mountain (1963) 5:30 PM The Sundowners (1960) GREAT DIRECTORS AT WARNER BROTHERS CLINT EASTWOOD The Three Little Bops (1957) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Bird (1988) 11:00 PM Unforgiven (1992) ALAN J. PAKULA 1:30 AM Klute (1971) 3:30 AM Rollover (1981) SIDNEY LUMET 5:30 AM Bye Bye Braverman (1968) 7:15 AM Deathtrap (1982) FRIDAY, APRIL 28 WARNER GOESALITTLE BIT COUNTRY 9:15 AM Every Which Way But Loose (1978) 11:15 AM Honeysuckle Rose (1980) WARNER GOESALITTLE BIT ROCK ‘N ROLL Kurt Russell on Elvis Presley (interstitial) 1:30 PM This is Elvis (1981) 3:30 PM The Song Remains the Same (1976) 6:00 PM Jimi Hendrix (1973) WARNER BROTHERS REINVENTS THE CONCERT FILM... Long-Haired Hare (1949) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Woodstock The Director’s Cut (1970) ...AND VENTURES INTO BLAXPLOITATION The Best of Blaxploitation (interstitial) 12:00 AM Super Fly (1972) 2:00 AM Black Belt Jones (1974) 3:30 AM Cleopatra Jones (1973) 5:00 AM Black Samson (1974) SATURDAY, APRIL 29 WARNER HAS SOME FUN What a Character: Edward Brophy (interstitial) 6:30 AM A Slight Case of Murder (1938) What a Character: Guy Kibbee (interstitial) 8:00 AM The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) What a Character: Mary Wickes (interstitial) 9:30 AM The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) 11:30 AM No Time for Sergeants (1958) 1:45 PM Auntie Mame (1958) 4:15 PM What’s Up, Doc? (1972) 6:00 PM The In-Laws (1979) INTIMATE STORIES BREAK THROUGH My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (1948) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Local Hero (1983) 10:00 PM Crossing Delancey (1988) 12:00 AM Torch Song Trilogy (1988) 2:30 AM Running on Empty (1988) 4:30 AM The Great Santini (1979) SUNDAY, APRIL 30 WARNER SEEKS THE TRUTH 6:30 AM Sunrise at Campobello (1960) 9:00 AM A Cry in the Dark (1988) Tortoise Beats Hare (1941) (cartoon) 11:30 AM Chariots of Fire (1981) 2:00 PM The Right Stuff (1983) 5:30 PM The Killing Fields (1984) AND THE TRADITION CONTINUES, WHERE EVERY STORY MATTERS Rabbit of Seville (1950) (cartoon) 8:00 PM Malcolm X (1992) 11:30 PM Million Dollar Baby (2004) 2:00 AM Argo (2012) OVERNIGHT FEATURE 4:15 AM Going in Style (1979) 
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2023.04.01 02:02 Tricky_Blacksmith305 AITA for embarrassing my husband in front of his friends?

I (26 F) am married to K (25 M) , i met him a few year back when my best friend and his best friend started dating, after that our friend groups kind of joined together. So all of my husband’s friends are also my friends and all my friends are his friends.
I’ve know my best friend (A) for 15 years, we’ve always been extremely close and lived together at one point, she’s literally part of my family, she comes to all of my family events, my siblings refer to her as their sister and she just been extremely involved in my life for years. Now, me and my husband have a 6 month old daughter. My dad is extremely wealthy so he helps us out financially until my daughter is old enough to go to school, then i will take a job at his company that pays well. My husband has a job that he works from 7am - 4 pm and then afterwards him and his friends often hangout at my house or at one of their house’s.
Here’s the problem, my husband’s best friend cheated on my best friend a few weeks ago, she’s completely heartbroken and since they lived together my husband and i agreed that it’s okay that she stays with us until they work things out. She’s not really up to seeing him just yet. A is a huge help with the baby, she’s so good with her and the baby loves her. When my husband and his friends get home they normally talk until 8 pm ish so he doesn’t help with the baby too much when he gets home, which i don’t mind it’s just nice to have a little help. Yesterday night my husband opened the front door , peaked his head in, looked right at me and A , rolled his eyes and walked out. Him and his friends came in a few moments later and were all being cold and rude to A all evening. After an hour or two my husband walks right up to me and A and says “does she always have to be here? I want to bring (friends name) here tonight.” And rolled his eyes, i responded “if i want to bring my best friend into the house my dad paid for, i can, and if i choose to have somebody help me with the baby that you’re not looking after, it’s going to be her.” His friends just sat there silently and he just walked away and sat back down . He’s giving me the silent treatment and A left and is staying with her mom as she feels uncomfortable being in the house now. So AITA?
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2023.04.01 01:47 floatingriverboat Laid off today with no warning due to FMLA discrimination - what do I do?

I know my FIREyfemmes have the best answers…
I am a SAHM and our HH depends on my husbands sole income until my child goes in daycare in 6 months. Today he was fired for “performance issues” with no warning and no evidence. He was immediately locked out of his work email. It’s a very obvious case of FMLA/parental leave retaliation as he got into an ugly confrontation with his boss when he was denied FMLA leave after our baby was born. We’ve already contacted employment / discrimination lawyers and will get the ball rolling soon on a lawsuit or demand but for now…I am lost.
I had to cancel all of the baby’s and mine doctor appointments next week because we’re SOL and don’t have insurance. I looked into applying for SNAP and WIC.
What else do I need to do? We have a cushion as FIRE minded folks but having zero income in a VHCOLA makes me so nervous. I’m so sad we need to switch pediatricians etc.
What are our next steps? They’ve given him zero info about COBRA other than offering to pay for 2 months of insurance if he signed a release of liability and NDA. He declined.
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2023.03.31 23:46 Character-Juice5998 Caregiver Dad blindsided

Together for 14 years, married for 9. One child, 4 years old.
Wife has always been the breadwinner. She's a successful Insurance Agent for a family owned business. One day she'll be the owner. Her parents own the modest house we've lived in for 7 years. They're financially well-off, with multiple investment properties, a vacation home, and a family Trust.
They've paved the easy life for my wife, and by proxy, me. I stupidly put my focus on career to the wayside because I wanted to support my wife fulfill her destiny.
She's my best friend. We met when I was 21, and we started dating when I was 23 (she was 19). We immediately fell in love with each other. Looking back it was probably just two codependent people in the right place at the right time. Regardless, I've always loved her. Every minute.
In 2019, we had our first and only child. It made sense for us to have me be the primary caregiver. It made even more sense when the pandemic went into full swing.
I loved being a stay-at-home Dad. It wasn't always easy. In fact it was the most difficult job I've ever done (have had many). It was also hard to deal with the societal judgement. I know a lot of people close to us chose to see me as a lazy deadbeat. I don't blame them...
My wife does the 8-6pm grind M-F. I have dinner ready every night and we eat together. When dinner is done, our little girl is desperate to play with Mommy, and mommy alone. I know this is normal, so I would disappear into my office to study finance, programming, play games, or come up with ideas for small businesses for a side-hustle. My ultimate goal and dream in life was to help my wife run her business when her Dad eventually retires. After all the sacrifice she's made for our family, I desperately wanted to be her "help" when the time came.
When 9pm rolls around and it's time for little one to go to bed, my wife is exhausted and just wants to veg-out and watch TV. I don't have any interest in the shows she watches so we'd talk for about 20-30 minutes and part ways.
We grew very distant from one another. I was a fool and oblivious to her needs. Long ago, we used to have deep and fulfilling conversations about life... the last few years it's been very surface level. Since we grew apart, the sex started to dry up, and I fell into a pit of self-blame (am I unattractive? doe's she not love me? who am I anymore?). These questions and self-hate spiraled into a life of little self-worth. I lost all identity being a stay-at-home parent.
She started stonewalling, became cold and mean. I began stonewalling, became cold and mean. The resentment grew. We were arguing over the dumbest shit imaginable. I was losing my temper during arguments (nothing physical, but a lot of yelling/anger). At some point she was making no sense, so I told her she needs therapy. At that moment she admits that she's been in therapy for months and that I'm an emotionally abusive husband.
I felt the same about her. That she was emotionally abusive to me. She began lying about little things with no remorse while looking me straight in the eye. During one argument she told me "I got what I wanted" referring to having a baby. She started telling her friends and family that I was emotionally abusing her. A few months ago she ripped off her ring during an argument and said she doesn't want to be married.
That broke me. I didn't understand how we let this chaos get so far. We used to go months, years, without feral arguments. We once spent an entire month in Hawaii together just letting the universe guide us. We did a 40 mile hike around a mountain together.
She said we needed couples therapy. I didn't protest, but I didn't follow-up either. Now she says that I refused couples therapy. I absolutely would have never refused. If she said "next week were going to couples therapy" I would have complied with her desire.
I drove the love of my life into a deep spiral of resentment by not being attentive in our relationship. I know it's not entirely my fault, but all the signs/clues were there. I was just too stupid and selfish to see them.
Now, I am living at my parents and the divorce journey has begun. Her parents have always disliked me, and I have never been close to them. When she asked me for a couple days apart, they were immediately there and guiding her towards divorce. I don't blame them. I'm just a deadbeat cop-out House-Dad emotionally abusing their protégé.
If I could go back in time I'd do so many things different. I would try to be closer, be more playful/joyful and show more gratitude to her. We've both been very shitty to one another for the past 2 years and she's done with my shit. I don't blame her one bit.
I feel lost and alone. My dreams are shattered in a fairly self-inflicted way. I wish she would give me one chance but that's fools speak at this point. I hope she knows that I'm sorry and I love her despite all of the pain I've caused.
The road ahead is so scary.
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2023.03.31 23:28 thecatofbraavos Mullendore III – Out of the Cocoon (Wedding of Fiona and Daven Chester) (Open)

7th Moon, 200 AC
Fiona sat at her vanity as she prepared for her wedding. Her hands shook as she clasped on her earrings, pearls to match her necklace. She wore a dress in that similar shade, with light straps around her arm, and the skirt that flowed like water around her ankles. Her hair was pinned high up above her head, and face done up with makeup.
“You look beautiful,” Lyla told her, coming up behind her and placing a hand on her shoulder, she touched the corner of her eyes, “My little girl, all grown up.”
“Mama,” Fiona took a deep breath, watching her mother in the mirror, “I—I have something to tell you.”
“What is it darling?” she asked, “Your cloak is ready, the wedding will start soon.”
“Well it’s just, when Daven and I were in the wheelhouse—”
“One moment, dear,” Lyla told her, holding up a finger as a servant came in, talking away with Lyla about the plans for the weddings.
Fiona felt her heart in her throat, face growing hot as the words and the memory were in the forefront of her mind.
He apologized, we promised to work it out…he didn’t mean to hurt me, it was an accident. She told herself over and over again. I’m happy. I’m happy. I’m happy.
“What’s wrong?” Lyla asked, her brow furrowing, “You’ve gone all red. Oh, no Fiona, you cannot throw up in that beautiful dress.”
“I’m not going to,” she squeaked out and took a few calming breaths in and out.
“What was it you were going to tell me?”
Fiona shook her head, forcing a smile, “Nothing, mama. Just that I’m happy.”
Lyla broke into a smile, taking both her hands in hers and guiding her up.
“I know this is all so sudden,” she consoled, “But when I was your age, I was already married. And your father and I only met on our wedding day. You’ve had all this time to get to know him, I wasn’t that lucky.”
“I know,” Fiona said quietly.
“And I’ve been talking with his mother for a while now, they’re a proud house and you share that same interest in ships and sailing. You’re doing me so proud, Fiona,” she cupped her cheek and then kissed her forehead, “Okay?”
“Okay,” she said quietly.
“You’ll learn to love each other, your father and I did.”
Did you? Fiona thought.
“Come on now,” Lyla pulled the maiden’s cloak over her, covered in a thousand butterflies, “This is the happiest day of your life.”

Fiona felt like everything was a blur as they arrived at the Sailor’s Sept.
They had chosen this location for the love her and Daven shared of ships, and it shows in both the Sept and the reception.
The Sept was made from the hull of a ship that covered the roof of it, the portholes were fixed with stained glass that sent in scattering blue light across the floor like waves. A large captain’s wheel in rope stood at the dais, and carved figures of the seven gods stood in the back wall.
The aisles split as the guests took their seat, a Septon waiting with Lord Daven Chester at the end. Vernan took her arm, beaming at her through his beard as she took her father’s arm as they walked.
The ceremony began, songs starting up—traditional songs of the Faith, but also a sailor’s shanty that had the crowds singing along. Then, the Septon led them all in prayer, blessing the new couple.
Vernan removed the cloak of butterflies, allowing Daven to place the cloak of his household around Fiona’s shoulders and therefore take her into his protection. As she met his eyes, she let out a sigh of relief. All of the fears that had been building up felt abated when she looked at him. That this was not so scary, even as her emotions twisted inside her. She would care for him, prove to her family she could be good and make them proud.
"With this kiss I pledge my love and take you for my lord and husband,” she said, trying to remember all the words before leaning in to kiss him and sealing the marriage.
“I declare you to be man and wife, one flesh, one heart, one soul, now and forever,” the Septon declared, bringing his hands together.
Everything happened so fast, and she reached out for Daven’s hand as they moved out of the Sept to the area behind which had been set up for a small feast and reception, all with the same nautical theme. There was a feast of seafood, crab legs, fresh fish straight from the harbour, summer salads and sweet white wines, and buttered rolls.
Various tables, all in blue cloth and had ship lanterns in the centre, candles flickering away as the centre piece. There was a lively band of musicians playing and a section cleared off for a dance floor.
Fiona took her seat at the head of the table beside Daven, head still reeling as she turned to him.
“I want to see how our lives turn out,” she whispered so only he could hear her, “And I’m scared. But excited at the same time.”
She held his hand beneath the table, and hummed the song he had sang for her and they had danced to at her mother’s dinner party as she watched the people.
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