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2023.05.30 13:23 tweezer606060 Quitting today

I have a two week vacation approved starting tomorrow….is putting my two week notice in at the end of the day a dick move?…. I have a good relationship with work/bosses- I just want to pull that band aid off quick…. I have surgery scheduled next week and I will be on weight restriction for 6 weeks and my job is physically demanding so…..bye bye….that’s all….just needed to tell someone my dark little secret I’ve been keeping for a few months….
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2023.05.30 13:20 SourcerBot Court allows man who killed daughter for ‘honour’ walk free

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Additional Sessions Judge Syed Waqar Hyder of the Model Criminal Trial Court (South) accepted applications filed on behalf of the accused, legal heirs of the deceased, and two other victims under sections 345(2) and 345(6) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) seeking his acquittal on the basis of a compromise. “Therefore, the parties seem to have patched up their grievances outside the Court and compounding of offence would drive good senses between them and same in the betterment of society as well,” he observed, adding, “The complainant (HC Zaman), another injured and legal heirs of the deceased named above have no objection if accused, Ameer Jan, is acquitted of the charge on account of compromise.” Meanwhile, the judge also allowed an application filed by the accused under Section 265-K (power of a court to acquit an accused at any stage) of the Code of Criminal Procedure seeking his acquittal in a case pertaining to the possession of an unlicensed weapon.
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2023.05.30 13:18 BackgroundSissy78 Younger college-aged guy hopping to find an older gay couple who like man-to-boy bareback fuck and cumming inside their boy's throat.

A fun-loving collage-aged sweat next-door guy, hopping to find a nice pair of gay daddies who like to fuck bareback hard their slave. My interests are primarily set down in BDSM and S/m, and I'm looking for a gay bear couple who likes rough and intense BDSM play and slave training. I also enjoy being a pain pig and constantly feeling pain; I want to find a rough couple that likes to train new sub boys into the kink BDSM lifestyle. It's not an unfamiliar feeling to me to serve two masters. I have experience with something like this before, so I'm expecting this to be hard.
I'm in this lifestyle because I enjoy the sensational feeling of being owned. Personally, BDSM is not just a thing for hook-ups or sex dates. It's more like a lifestyle for me. That's why I'm looking to get owned. I intend to find a nice couple of gay males in their 40-50, beefy-stocky build, who like bareback fuck and get their dick in their boy's mouth after they fuck him. I'm also a popers user; I enjoy using popper during sessions. It gets me hyped up and ready for what my owners stored for me.
The best situation for me will be to move instantly if I find a good pair of daddy couples in TX who are keen to take a young slave boy. I want to be transformed into the boy of their dreams. I will let them do whatever they want with my body. Even if they don't like my body, I'm ready to go to the gym to buckle up. For me, this relationship will mean a total commitment to both. I'm not turning down other daddy-boys couples.
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2023.05.30 13:17 bigtastie Why aren't there any good small-mid sized integrated bracelet watches?

There is a HUGE trend for 70's Gérald Genta inspired watches with integrated bracelets. But there are no good small / mid sized options from China. And I don't understand why these Chinese watchmakers are sleeping on this opportunity.
The royal oak and Nautilus craze doesn't even need an introduction, these are extremely popular. And there is already a bunch of (almost 1:1) homages/clones in 40-42 mm size. But as we already know, the integrated bracelet watches wear bigger due to the bracelet being overall wider and the case design not being round. Usually it's said these watches wear 1-2 mm larger. The integrated bracelet watches often have a fixed link bracelet, which makes the effective lug-to-lug a lot bigger than the dimensions would suggest. There is a lot of anticipation of the new PRX 35 in automatic (with the waffle dial) set to be launched in june or july. Arguably this watch is a little too much, even on my small wrist. The new Christopher Ward Twelve is a another, new big hit, which is said to be coming in a 36 mm version in September.
Pagani Design had a huge let down by falsely advertising their PRX homage as a 38 mm, while it in fact was just a hair BIGGER than the 40 mm PRX. Also it was thicker, due to the choice of a Nh35 movement. The Chronograph version was only like 11 mm thick, but preferably it should be thinner when using quartz.
San Martin experimented with their (sort of weird) Royal Oak / Nautilus crossover, which actually looked nice in terms of size and case, but it had a GS inspired dial and hands, which looked way out of place on a sports watch. They also made a PRX homage, which was kind of redundant since it was the same price as the quartz version of the original.
I think there is A LOT of potential and demand in a mid sized 70's integrated bracelet sports watch. The case, bracelet and execution here is key. And now I'm saying something controversial; Use a quartz movement you can get a THIN watch at a lower cost.
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2023.05.30 13:15 esdfa20 'How to write a history of World War II' (American magazine ad by Young & Rubicam advertising. Fortune magazine, December 1943. United States of America, 1943).

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2023.05.30 13:15 SubstancePlus7032 What advice do you folks have on making the most out of my first year as a paramedic? With other questions

Iv been and EMT for 3 years. Finished my medic program and passed my NREMT-P 2 weeks ago. Today is my first “real” shift as a paramedic. I am fortunate to say that I have got some great experience as an EMT and worked with some great medics.
How can I make the most out of my first year as a medic?
Best ways to grow everyday?
Any recommended books? I recently ordered/reading -People care by Thom Dick -Anyone can intubate by Christine Whitten -Verbal Judo audiobook by George Thompson -How to make friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie -Bates guide to Physical Examination -Iv read 1000 naked strangers
Like most new medics, I’m nervous but I am going to do my best to learn/absorb the good and the bad experiences like a sponge. While doing my best to stay humble and keep an open mind.
Random 3am thoughts: -How do you you experienced medics determine when to intubate and take someone’s airway? What signs might you look for in making that decision. When may you use meditation assisted intubation(non RSI), vs deciding to intubate someone who is semi conscious? In school, it’s easy on a mannequin. This is a grey area for me that I think a lot about for some reason haha.
-Similar question for cardio version, when may you take the time to give some sedation vs just slapping on pads and an IV and lighting them up?
-Advice on making the decision to fly a patient vs transport?
-Advice on taking control of a bad Trauma scene?
-What is the best way to call med control for advice? Something along the lines of “Hey doc, pull up a chair and grab a pen, this is what I got, this is what I am thinking, I’m nervous as a barn cat, do you agree, what do you recommend?”
-Best way to gather thoughts being woken up at 3am confused, and heading to a bad call?
Any other tips to ward off the bad spells, and becoming the best paramedic I can be, is greatly appreciated. I love this career field and becoming the best paramedic I can be is very important to me. These are some pretty vague questions, answer as you please. Thank you all for your time🇺🇸
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2023.05.30 13:12 VW2001 Effective Time Management Tips for CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF/LS Exam Preparation

Hey fellow CSIR-NET aspirants!
As we embark on this 30-day journey of preparation, I wanted to share some valuable tips on effective time management during our exam preparation. Time management plays a crucial role in maximizing our productivity and ensuring that we cover all the necessary topics thoroughly. So, let's dive right in!
Remember, effective time management is all about finding the right balance between accuracy and speed. While it's important to answer questions correctly, it's equally crucial to utilize your time efficiently throughout the exam.
Feel free to share your own time management strategies or any other tips you find helpful in the comments below. Let's support each other in this challenging yet rewarding journey towards CSIR-NET success!
Good luck, and keep up the fantastic work!
- Alec
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2023.05.30 13:09 Anomalyspect4444 I'm in an abusive relationship and disabled with no way out...That I've found, yet...

He's my SSI payee. He's cheated and when I find out he flips out on me and tells me it's my fault. Everything is someone else's fault. He belittles me and tells me things like"Everyone told me not to be with you because of your disablity, I defended you and said there was more to you than that (then he looked me in the eyes and said)....but, I was wrong. Or after the cheating he told me to get the fuck out, that I was annoying and man handled me towards the door. He's shoved me and because I was caught off guard because it was so random, I shoved him back (because I was tired of being bullied) I thought it would end there but then he grabbed me and made arm bars around me neck. I struggled to get out and while he was squeezing he cracked my front tooth (granted my front teeth are root canals and not as strong as regular teeth)...it was like he was trying to choke me out. The next day I bit into a sandwich and it fell out. He told me later he was just trying to restrain me so I wouldn't start swinging (why is he showing dominance after he shoved me first, in my mind out of nowhere)...but why was it not around my chest or waist holding my arms? I'm not a violent person either so, wtf. He also told me my tooth was because I bit into a sandwich.
After the cheating and telling me to get the fuck out...I said it's fine if it's over but I'm disabled and need help to find a place to live. I said this very calmly. He told me, no, that's your responsibility. And later to start sucking dick and start,"hoing..." (Because I'd be homeless)
Also when he said get the fuck out I told him I couldn't walk far. That he knows my body will collapse. He told me he didn't care and to get the fuck out.
He's my payee.
A few days later he screamed at me for over five hours, part of it was screaming,"Are we going to have sex again?!! Yes or No?!!!" When I tried to talk and explain he told me to,"Shut the fuck up...say yes, or, no."
All because he blames the cheating on lack of intimacy but I tried to explain how he treats me makes that unlikely.
Then he went on about how his life is so hard and then went in the garage to mix bleach with I think ammonia agents to kill himself. I told him I'd try and take it away from him but he most likely would tackle me for it.
What also freaks me out a little is when I woke up the next day, he asked me what happened to my arm. I had a burn blister on it. We don't have any fire in the bedroom or garage except for cigarettes lighters. This was not the shape of a cigarette burn. I wasn't in the kitchen or near a stove. There's no way I can figure out how that happened. Maybe I'm very paranoid that he did it (?) after I went to sleep???
Anyways, this is a very concise and shortened version of this. VERY.
Phychologically I always (well, almost, sometimes I refuse to engauge at all) but I do spell out in texts to him what I think is wrong, in great detail and why he is responsible for these patterns. Not I...
I text because I'm afraid of in person.
I feel terrorized and my only family has a neurodegenerative disease and the other is dying.
I've tried to find a way out.
Friends of mine spilled more beans to my relative with the neurodegenerative disorder.
Which really freaked him out and isn't good for him. I know these friends of mine were trying to help, they're out of state, but I had to text them and say that I know it wasn't their intention but that did the opposite of helping. I said I loved them and thanked them.
They haven't gotten back to me since.
I've looked for other options but there are only DV shelters that last for a month and I need permanent low cost housing since I can't work.
I can't be out on the street. I can't fully care for myself.
I'm not sure what to do. I feel hopeless.
After these two relatives pass, I don't want to die but I may un-alive myself just to escape.
I don't know what to do....
Any thoughts?
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2023.05.30 13:08 Direct-Falcon-8946 N***er Hunting Licence

N***er Hunting Licence
This was screenshot from PDF, found at Northern Michigan University archive. Fun Fact? I actually saw similar sold at a truck stop in northern Michigan in 2001. My first year as a trucker.
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2023.05.30 13:04 bigben_757 Options for remotely using desktop around the house(via screenshare to tablet)? ASUS Q530 Laptop Reliability?

Just bought a laptop yesterday (ASUS Creator Series Q530) and like it so far and came in at around $950 w/tax. The problem with laptops imo is long term reliability. The $800 lenovo I bought several years ago was essentially a paperweight just past the warranty period and they're supposed to be highly regarded as possibly the most reliable brand as far as laptops go. I've noticed that this ASUS tends to run pretty warm which I could see leading to problems. I'm also reading now that they had issues with the Zenbook series laptops which I believe is what the creator series replaced and they had issues with the hard drive connections. Can anyone shed light and personal opinions on these laptops?
Do you all think desktops are more reliable? It's not often that I think I would ever see the need for the portability of a laptop and I see alot of gaming desktop pcs now already built at good price. I assume that just the pure point of having alot airflow and cooler operation would add to longevity.
Has anyone set up something that would essentially turn their desktop into a portable laptop that you could just use anywhere around the house. Keep the desktop setup in one place hard wired to my router and the screen mirrored to a tablet which I could use a Bluetooth laptop and mouse or track pad to operate it remotely? What would be your go to solution to use for this application and has anyone here done it?
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2023.05.30 13:02 tomimendoza AEGIS - An OnK FanFiction

I know it's not exactly fan art, but it's the most fitting for this kind of thing. Another fanfiction has it as its flair when it was posted here. Anyway, this is my output for the OnK fanfic train. I hope you guys enjoy! The link to the fanfiction.net page will be at the bottom.
With the rise of violence against celebrities also comes the rise of elements that protect against them. A rookie agent finds himself assigned to a famous idol with a promise to defend. And what was supposed to be a training assignment would eventually grow to so much more.
The young man grumbled as he trudged the halls of his home towards his father’s office. His hand would rake through his black hair in his face in annoyance while his two emerald eyes with four-point star-shaped irises focused forward. He already knew what was gonna happen and he wished he could refuse. He had been hoping to devote his time to honing his gaming skills with the hope of maybe one day joining a pro-E-sports team. But, because his father was an old man with a small scope of the modern world, he laughed and told him to do something real with his life. And something real meant taking over the family business one day.
Kurosawa Security Services, or simply KSS, is a Japanese family-owned security company based in Kyoto although they have offices all over the country and even abroad. KSS provides everything from security guards for convenience stores to close protection agents for top government figures. They can also provide security consultation and training. The service is rated as the best Japan has to offer with highly trained agents. KSS agents regularly train with the police and military elements like the Security Police and Special Forces Group. And in rare occasions, they would even train with the US Secret Service abroad. KSS is also the best because of the long history of the organization which dates back to the feudal era when Kurosawa Saitō picked up the sword and protected the local Daimyo from an attack. In other words, they had a long time to hone their craft.
Now, what makes a security company like KSS so big in a country where crime is almost non-existent? Isn’t Japan a safe nation? Those would be your first mistakes if you thought of them. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you’re on, good and evil exist everywhere. And good must be protected from evil. That’s why KSS exists.
And soon enough, the company will be in Akio’s hands when it's his father’s time to retire. That’s how the system works, despite what he thinks of it. So, now his ultimate tests will begin. His first assignment.
After walking for what seemed like hours he reached a pair of large doors. He knocked on them and was asked to come in by a voice on the other side, so he complied. Entering, he was greeted with a fairly large office for only one man. And that man was currently seated behind a desk reading through some papers.
“Hey, Dad,” He greeted as he sat down on one of the chairs before across from him.
Kurosawa Tadao put the papers down and then looked at his son before smiling. He was an aging man with black hair that was already greying and blue eyes that had four-point star-shaped irises.
“Hey, Son! How’re ‘ya doing?” He asked.
“Just fine. I was finally getting my KDR up in Black Ops and I was planning on getting my skills up in CSGO later. But, here we are,” Akio answered.
“Staying inside is not good for your body you know.”
“I planned to play basketball tomorrow and I have band with the boys this weekend.”
“It’s still unhealthy because it’s exactly anything productive. You’re 17, Son, you need to start shaping up for your career,” Tadao said.
“I’ve been shaping it up since I was five,” Akio muttered.
“And that’s why we’re here right now. Your first assignment, son! It’s the moment of truth! Aren’t you excited?” Tadao asked with a wide grin as he picked up a folder from the side.
“No, not really,” Akio answered flatly.
“Well, maybe you’ll be excited once you find out who I’m assigning you to. Spoiler alert, she’s an idol,” He said with a grin, whispering that last part as he handed him the file.
“I’m not into idols, Dad,” He said flatly as he took the file.
“Your little brother a good chunk of this company’s personnel, and hell, a good chunk of the population are though,” He commented.
“That doesn’t make sense. Everyone can have different interests. And Goro, well, I guess being tied to a hospital bed for years does that to you,” He said sadly.
“You’re one weird kid, you know.”
“Well, I was raised by the likes of you, Dad,” Akio retorted with a sly grin which made his father laugh.
“Well, you got me there,” He chuckled and promptly silenced himself to let his son read.
“Hoshino Ai? Never heard of her. Although I admit she is pretty cute,” He mumbled as read through the file with her picture on it. He took in her personal information like date of birth, age, physical appearance, and all the usual things. And then he got to a part that listed her status— “What the fuck?! She’s pregnant?!”
“Language, Akio!” Tadao scolded. “Anyway, officially, she’ll be taking a break from showbiz for a while due to ill health. Actually, she’s pregnant and they’re trying to keep it under wraps. Bad for business, because a lot of fans are a bunch of lonely losers, they’ll drop her just because she has kids.”
“Language, Dad,” Akio retorted and shook his head. “Well, teen pregnancy is bad, but it’s unfair for her to be hated for that reason.”
“Yeah, the life of a celebrity is a lot shittier than most people would think. I know, your mother was a singer, she dealt with that too when we were found out,” Tadao said with a frown before smiling a bit. “She
“Please don’t tell me about your romances, Dad,” Akio cringed. “Anyway, Hoshino-sama will be my protectee, huh?”
“Yes. She’ll be heading here with her management agency soon to settle the contract. And then you’ll be heading to the countryside where she can lay low until she gives birth. That’s the basics of it.”
“Alright. Babysit a pregnant teenager and keep her from doing anything dumb. Should be easy enough,” He said.
“Do not underestimate the dangers tied to the entertainment world, Akio,” Tadao reminded. “As I’ve said, a lot of them are a bunch of lonely losers or generally just of questionable character. Some of them will go to great lengths just for attention. Fans can get really wacky after all. It’s already happened before. Not to mention, all the snakes in the industry. Someone might want to up their game so they think about eliminating the competition. You get the point.”
“I’m very aware, Dad, don’t worry,” He assured then sighed. “Just doing this and my studies at the same time? What am I gonna do?”
“That’s rich coming from someone who was planning on just lazing around all day. Besides, you’ve been homeschooling for more than a year already, right? I’m sure you can get a read in every day without compromising your job.”
“Well, it’s not impossible, but it’s gonna suck,” He said then sighed. “Alright, I’ve got this. Not much of a choice anyway. Anything else I should know?”
“Yeah. Remember this, you do not ever let your protectee out of your sight. Wherever she goes, you go. That being said, don’t be too overbearing, and make sure to give her room to breathe. She is a woman, she will want her space. Also, try not to set such a tight atmosphere. Try being her friend, and she’ll be easier to work with. Tomita will meet you tomorrow too to evaluate you. You’ll also be reporting to him your progress during your task.”
“Noted, Dad. In that case,” Akio stood then positioned himself directly in front of the table before bowing. “I shall see this task to the end.”
Idol music was not his cup of tea and Hoshino Ai was a complete stranger to him till that moment. He’d spend a whole week with the pre-preparations with one of the senior agents until it was time to meet the latest customers. Then he would meet Hoshino Ai for the first time and they’d make their first impressions of one another.
“Are you really sure about this?”
“We’re going to need a shield just in case. Lot’s of wackos around here. Besides, we’ve already agreed to meet.”
“It’s just, there’s a lot of shady dealings in the security world.”
“Are we any better? Besides, KSS is the best this country can offer. I also know the company head personally too, we went to high school together, and he owes me. We’ll be just fine.”
“Um, o-okay…”
“I didn’t understand any of that, but okay!”
“Never change, Ai…”
How do you keep a secret from the world? Simple: you lie. You lie a lot. But then you realize it’s not so simple and every day is spent with fear that everything might fall apart. Just trying to get anywhere was a massive undertaking. For example, right now. Two adults and a pregnant teen in a car. Aside from the teen pregnancy, there’s nothing strange at all about it. But if you knew who the car’s passengers were, then you’d immediately understand.
After a couple of hours of driving (making occasional turns to make sure they weren’t followed and consequently getting lost a couple of times) they finally reached their destination which was a large estate in the outskirts of Kyoto. A guard met them at the gate, and after the driver talked and showed some credentials, they were let in. It took another minute or two until they reached the house where a group was waiting for them. The car group got out of their vehicle with the house group greeting them shortly after. A man with short blonde hair and yellowish-brown eyes underneath some shades stepped forward and led the group.
“Ichigo-san, you’re still about as ugly as when I last saw you,” Tadao greeted with a cheeky grin as he approached.
“Tadao-san, you’re clearly the most repulsive one here. I see you still haven’t taken my advice to get your face fixed,” Ichigo greeted with a snarky expression as he also approached.
Once close enough, they locked hands for a shake before pulling each other in for a hug.
“It’s nice to see you again, friend! How’re you doin', man? No troubles getting here?” Tadao asked.
“I’m just fine. Getting here was a lot smoother than we thought. But we are exhausted,” Ichigo replied.
“I imagine. Remember that time in Second Year when we bought booze with fake IDs and we had to run for it?”
“Ha, how can I forget?! I was terrified the cops would get us!”
As the two men shared stories and laughed, everyone else present could not help but be astonished at how casual the two were being. It almost was like this wasn’t a business meeting.
“Yeah, those were the days,” Tadao laughed and turned to the other two people to address them. “Before we continue any further, allow me to introduce myself. I am Kurosawa Tadao, head of Kurosawa Security Services, and I welcome you all to my home. It’s nice to meet you!”
He then stepped toward the next person. She was a rather tall woman with long strawberry-blonde hair and pinkish-brown eyes.
“And you must be Miyako, his wife, yes?” He asked.
“Yes, I am,” She said with a polite smile as they shook hands.
“You know, I’ve always wondered how someone with a face like his could get married. But here we are,” He joked earning a laugh from her.
“I sometimes wonder why I decided to marry him too,” She commented and they both laughed.
“Huh? What?” Ichigo said but was ignored.
Then, Tadao moved to the last person. She was a short girl with long violet hair with matching eyes that have stars in them. But her most distinct feature was the bulge in her abdomen showing her pregnancy. Moreover, she looked like she wasn’t even 18. This observation made his gut wrench due to feeling pity for this poor girl’s bad decision. Regardless, he put on his best smile and took her hand.
“And you must be Hoshino Ai,” He greeted. “I’ve heard all about you, but since I’m the stereotypical old man, I’m not into your music. Regardless of that, and after listening to a couple of songs, I think you’re doing some very great work in your field.”
Her lips curved into a smile that cured souls as her eyes seemed to shimmer. Tadao kept himself from reacting, but at that moment he knew why she was so popular.
“Thank you so much, Tadao-san! You know, I don’t think I’m that popular to begin with but I’m always so happy to hear that someone like what I do!” She said happily.
He chuckled a bit. “I used to be in a band in middle school and high school, so I still try to stay up to date with the latest musical trends these days. Although, I still don’t know much. I mostly get my info on that from my own agents.”
He glanced to the side followed by Ai shortly after to see three younger agents standing stiffly as they tried to ignore them. They knew exactly who she was. All three of them have her as their phone’s lock screen wallpaper. And it’s clear that they wanted to talk to her, but they couldn’t. And even if they could, they didn’t know how. Ai giggled in amusement while Tadao just stared.
“Anyway, now that introductions have been made, let’s go inside where it’s more comfortable. I know you’re here for business, so let’s dive right in. We’ve also prepared snacks and refreshments inside in case you want some. Ichigo, my valet will take care of your car, so give him the keys please,” Tadao said as he gestured for them to follow.
“Do you have ice cream?” Ai asked.
“We sure do!”
“Yay! Let’s go!”
After Ichigo handed over the keys to a valet, Tadao began leading them into his home with the trio following shortly after. But before that, a mischievous thought entered Ai’s mind and she acted quickly. She suddenly turned to look at the trio of agents who tensed up even more under her gaze. Worse, they realized that she was up to no good just from her grin. But before they could even speculate what she was up to, she suddenly did her signature love heart hand pose with a smile. In a flash, the three agents felt their knees go weak in the presence of such moe cuteness that they struggled to stay upright as they covered their mouths to silence their ecstatic screams. Satisfied with her handiwork, Ai giggled as she left the scene of the crime.
“Um, are they gonna be alright?” Ichigo asked nervously as he saw one of them falling over.
“They’ll be fine.”
They entered the huge house and led them through a series of hallways that were decorated with all sorts of interesting stuff. One of them was some sort of cannon on a towed carriage, except, aside from one big barrel, it’s got multiple little ones arranged in a circle with a crank.
“Kurosawa-san, what’s that?” Ai asked.
“Oh, this? This is a Model 1874 Gatling Gun. It fires a .45-70 caliber round from top-loaded 20-round box magazines with a rate of fire of about a thousand rounds per minute, although, it really depends on how fast you can crank it. It was one of the most revolutionary weapons ever designed and it changed the battlefield forever. This specific weapon here was used by the Imperial Army against revolting samurai during their last stand in the Battle of Mount Shiroyama, the last action of the Satsuma Rebellion,” He explained. “Sometimes I wonder what the samurai were thinking in their last moments just before they were all gunned down.”
“Wow,” Ai whispered in awe.
“Indeed. I don’t even know where my father dug up this gun,” He said before tracing across the black-painted barrels of the old weapon.
“That’s so cool!” She exclaimed happily then fished out her phone from her hoodie pocket. “Can I take a picture with it?”
“Ai, we’re here in business and the man’s likely very busy, so let’s not take anymore—” Ichigo said but was cut off.
“Sure thing! Our meeting is the only thing I have on my schedule today, so I’m basically free to do anything!” Tadao interjected with a wide smile as she took her phone.
What followed next was a comedic scene which was basically an old man doting on his granddaughter while he took pictures of her doing cute things. Meanwhile, everyone else present just stared with blank expressions.
“So much for not being into idols,” Ichigo muttered.
“These are so good! Thank you so much, Kurosawa-san!” She thanked him with a wide smile after going over the pictures.
“You’re very welcome! And you know, we’ve got a lot of goodies in this house, maybe you’d like to take some pictures with them too?” He offered.
“I’d love to!” She squealed.
“Mhmm!” Someone cleared their throat.
Looking in that direction, they saw a young man dressed in a nice business suit who was basically a younger version of Tadao. He approached them with his hands in his pockets and regarded them with a straight expression.
“You’re getting off track here, Dad. We’re still conducting a business,” He said as a matter of factly. “And what happened to ‘no touching of the expensive decor’?”
“Oh come on, son, do you honestly believe I can refuse that?” Tadao complained as he gestured to Ai who maintained a happy expression as she looked at the photos.
“Don’t enable her, Dad. Ma’am, please stop touching the gun, it’s very old and very expensive,” He said.
“Ai, get off of it,” Ichigo ordered.
“Aw, okay,” She said sadly as she backed off.
“Sorry for the trouble, but this stuff is crazy expensive. And oh, I’m Kurosawa Akio, by the way. It’s a pleasure to meet all of you,” He greeted with a polite smile.
“This is my son. He’ll be taking care of the business one day, so I’m bringing him along more now,” Tadao said.
Another round of handshakes was exchanged as the group introduced themselves to Akio. Ai expected the tone and body language of a fan holding himself back, the same kind she’s gotten used to seeing, but was rather surprised when he shook her hands normally with nothing but politeness in his eyes. Strange, now she’s curious. Akio on his part thought that she was a rather normal-looking girl, except for the bulging stomach, and didn’t find anything very special from just looking at her.
“Sorry for messing around. It’s just a really cool-looking thing!” Ai said.
“It sure is, ‘can’t argue with that. They don’t make weapons like these anymore these days. It’s all just big bombs now, which is boring,” Akio remarked.
“I don’t think death and destruction are supposed to be nice to see,” Miyako remarked.
“Exactly,” Tadao stated with a firm voice. “And that’s what we strive for in KSS. Every day must always be boring. Now come on, we’ve got business to attend to.” He said before turning and walking away.
“Is he always like this?” Miyako asked with a sweatdrop, noting the man’s sudden change of face.
“You’ll get used to it,” Both Ichigo and Akio replied in a flat tone.
They finished the walk toward their destination which was a conference room inside the house. The place was quite spacious and cozy looking, especially since it has a fireplace. They all immediately took their seats with KSS taking one side of the table and Ichigo Productions sitting opposite of them.
“Snacks will be brought in a little bit, so let’s get down to business to business shall we,” Tadao said as he placed a briefcase on the table and pulled out some papers. “By the way, everything we talk about will not leave this room, you can trust us. I think I also know the reason why you need an extra pair of hands. Your reason for getting a bodyguard is because you’re worried that you’ll be attacked like that idol that got stabbed recently, yes?”
They all nodded at that. It was already a month old, but the memory of it was still fresh on everyone’s minds, especially since it was covered on national news.
An idol named Hirose Keiko, who was pretty popular and only 16 like Ai, was recently murdered by a crazy fan in her own home. The autopsy report stated that the cause of death was cardiac arrest from severe bleeding after being stabbed three times and that she died in minutes.
The police captured the killer before he could jump off a bridge and took him in for questioning. He said that a Twitter post showing Keiko being all friendly with some guy somewhere made people think she had gotten a boyfriend. This enraged him because he felt betrayed by her actions, therefore he stalked her and plotted her murder for weeks. So, it was pretty awkward for him to find out that Keiko’s supposed boyfriend was actually her cousin and she was at a family get-together at that time.
The news shocked everyone in the country and many celebrities started taking their personal security more seriously. Ichigo was worried for Ai, and Ai was a bit scared herself. She knew Keiko, they did some collaborations together in the past, and she was upset she couldn’t attend her funeral. So, Ichigo Productions, though a bit cash-strapped, decided that it would be a good idea to have some form of security with them to help out in the long run. Especially now that Ai was pregnant… they couldn’t stomach the thought of some deranged lunatic stabbing her to death like what happened to Keiko.
“I don’t think I can forget that. I knew the girl and her agency, they were good people. I hope that bastard gets the chair,” Ichigo muttered.
“You and me both. And don’t worry, we’ll make sure nothing ever happens to you,” Tadao assured. “Alright, now, how do you want to be protected?”
“We just need someone with us to keep the creeps away, especially one that can lie low with us. Nothing flashy at all,” Ichigo answered.
“Hmm, I understand what you want. One or two agents on you at all times at least, covering your front and back. They’ll be in plain clothes too so as to not draw attention. Okay, I’ve got a lot of agents to spare for that kind of job,” Tadao said, as he wrote on a piece of paper.
“What else is there?” Ichigo asked.
“We’re gonna brief you on how we operate and how we intend to do this. None of them are hard to follow at all. The gist is that you need to tell us everything, your schedules, contacts, extra activities, etcetera.”
“So, I’ll basically be followed around everywhere?” Ai asked.
“Basically, yes. But the key difference is that it’ll be by people you can trust. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll be poking around your daily life and infringing on your space every day. We’ll create a system in which you’re safe but still comfortable. In fact, we even have methods to protect you without you or anyone seeing us, but that’s really expensive though,” Tadao explained. “We know our boundaries too, Hoshino-sama, you don’t have to worry.”
“Hmm,” Ai hummed as she considered his words before another thought occurred to her. “Will you kill people?”
“Only if they really force us to. Every agent has a loaded gun with him, but we’re also trained in ways to stop an attacker with non-lethal force. Besides, one of our tactics is that by simply being there, we can discourage anyone from trying anything funny. As I’ve said, the best days for us are the most boring ones.”
“I see.”
“What’s the price tag?” Miyako asked.
“Despite the low elements, you’re still looking at 500,000 yen per month. But…” He trailed off. “But… due to my debt to you, Ichigo, I’ve decided to give you half that price for six months. This is paid like a subscription service where you have to pay every month. Failure to pay means immediate termination of services.”
“Is there anything else?” Ichigo asked.
“There are a bunch more details that you need to know. Legality, protocols, company policy, and all that. But, there’s one detail that I threw in as a condition for this,” Tadao said then placed a hand on Akio’s shoulder who was sitting to his right. “My son will be the one to run point of your protection detail. This’ll also act as his first test, to prove his skill as a protection agent.”
“Although I’m inexperienced, I’m quick to learn and adapt, and I’m ready to take on whatever task is needed from me,” Akio said politely.
Ichigo and Miyako frowned at the prospect of being given someone who was inexperienced in the field. But if he was the son of the guy who runs the place, then he should be pretty good, right? Besides, this is possibly the best deal they’ll ever get, and they weren’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth.
“Alright, that’s fine,” Ichigo said.
“I’m okay with it,” Ai said.
“Although, Akio will be running point so you’ll see him the most often, another rookie agent will also be there to learn too. He’ll be number two. A senior agent will also be dropping by occasionally to check on them and evaluate their performance, although you don’t need to pay him. And in case things get really bad, emergency services and other agents won’t be too far to assist,” Tadao added.
“Ah, alright,” Ichigo said.
“Now, for the rest of everything.”
They would spend the next thirty minutes getting into the details of how everything would be under their care. Snacks and refreshments were brought in at that time with Ai receiving a pint of ice cream, making her very happy. They got into some legal conditions that were implemented to protect both sides. They also got into how the protection detail would work and what to do under certain situations. And of course, company policy.
One such policy is that the client can sue the company for up to 30 million yen for disclosing any secrets entrusted to them without permission. And although KSS can definitely pay that amount, their reputation would be tarnished and they’d lose even more money. That was a fact that allowed Ichigo Productions to rest easier. Ai’s pregnancy needed to remain under wraps.
After a few more minutes and a couple more things were clarified, they finally moved on to the last piece of the puzzle. Tadao opened up his briefcase and pulled out one last set of papers.
“This is the contract. What’s is just a summary of everything we talked about, but I suggest you read it carefully so you’re not missing anything,” Tadao said.
Ichigo Productions took the document and carefully read through it to make sure they were not missing anything. It took another five minutes, but they confirmed that everything was in place.
“A service that tells you everything and makes you read the contract first? Finally!” Ichigo joked.
“We’re the guys that protect the Emperor, not some shady organization! We’ve got a reputation to uphold!” Tadao stated. “Anyway, if nothing is amiss, sign your name and seal on the space provided and we are officially under your employ.”
“Everything’s here. Let’s seal the deal,” Ichigo said.
He grabbed a pen that was provided to him and signed his name on the line at the bottom then stamped his seal on the side. Miyako did the same thing after him. And finally, Ai filled out the last line with her name and seal and even drew a little heart on it. Tadao took the document and looked through it before putting it down and giving them a smile.
“You are now under the protection of Kurosawa Security Services! With Hachiman, the divine protector of Japan, guiding our hands, you will not have to worry about anything as long as we are around! Rest assured that we will take care of you. And anyone that tries to harm you will die a horrible death!” He proclaimed.
“That’s… oddly specific,” Ichigo remarked.
“If you get hurt, we’ll cover the expenses of your medical bill. If you die under our watch, which you won’t, we’ll offer a full refund to your relatives, and we’ll even avenge you. That’s our policy, to treat our clientele as if they are our family,” He added.
“That’s very nice,” Miyako said.
“Only the best we provide our clients,” Tadao said. “And aside from giving you a copy of the documents, this concludes our business. Thank you for choosing our services. We promised not to disappoint.”
“We’ll be watching closely then.”
Both groups then stood up and gave each other one last bout of handshakes to truly seal the contract that was just signed.
“I’ll make sure your men get tickets to one of my concerts in the future!” Ai said and looked at Akio. “Especially you, Akio-san.”
“Oh, that’s very kind of you, Hoshino-sama. But, I’m not into idol music,” He replied politely.
“Please excuse my son. We know he’s a weirdo,” Tadao jokingly said.
“I ain’t weird, Dad. I don’t hate idol music but I don’t exactly like it either. I just like other things,” Akio stated.
“It’s not impossible, but it’s a first for us. Everyone your age we’ve met is into idols,” Saitou said. “Looks like you’re the 10% we didn’t see coming.”
“Please just take it as less worry for you, since I won’t be prying for your attention all the time. I’ll always keep a respectful distance. I promise.”
“That’s all we can ever ask really. Thank you.”
“Now that business is concluded, we can all turn in for the night. But would you like something before you leave? Some more snacks or drinks perhaps? We’ve got a lot here,” Tadao offered but Ichigo shook his head.
“No, we’ve already been here too long, we don’t want to overstay our welcome. Besides, it’s late and we’re all tired. We should be getting back now,” he said.
“Alright. In that case, allow us to walk you out while I get the valet to get your car.”
“Alright then.”
Ichigo Productions prepared to leave while Tadao got on his phone. Ichigo and Miyako started discussing something with each other while Ai simply looked around the room. Her eyes would eventually land on Akio who was looking at his phone. He’d pocket it a moment later and his eyes would land on his protectee’s. She’d flashed him a wide smile, the kind that can captivate any man, while he returned with a simple smile and a nod. Ai began opening her mouth to speak before stopping short when there was a disturbance from Tadao.
“... Really? Alright, I’ll tell them,” He sighed before turning to the group.
“What’s wrong?” Ichigo asked.
Tadao smiled awkwardly. “A small problem just developed on your end.”
They’d find themselves outside again a moment later, watching a scene unfold before them. Ichigo Production’s car, a white rental Toyota Corolla, remained where Ichigo last left it although the hood was open and multiple guys were peering into the engine compartment with flashlights. One agent tried turning the key and starting the ignition, yet the engine remained quiet. A moment later, a middle-aged man with his sleeves rolled up walked up to Tadao while wiping his hands on a rag.
“I think it’s a broken sparkplug, Tadao-san. It just won’t start,” He reported.
“I told you it was broken!” Miyako scolded Ichigo in a hushed voice.
“Do we have spare parts, Hiro-san?” Tadao asked.
“No, we just ran out when our own rides needed maintenance and we haven’t resupplied yet,” He said with a shake of his head. “We can’t run to the shop too because it’s already closed at this time. This thing’s staying here till morning.”
Ichigo and Miyako groaned at their misfortune while the rest of them simply stared indifferently. Tadao then sighed and spoke again.
“Alright. In that case, Hiro-san, please get the van off the driveway and onto the side. We’ll deal with it tomorrow morning. Then please take one of the Land Cruisers and take them back to their hotel. The rest of you are free to leave for home too,” He ordered.
“Hai, Kurosawa-sama!” Everyone replied.
“Tadao-san, are you sure? This is probably too much—” Ichigo began but stopped when Tadoa raised a hand.
“It’s fine, I don’t mind at all. Just think of this as me helping a friend in need. And no, you don’t have to pay,” He replied.
Ichigo was unsure but ultimately allowed it and bowed a bit. “Alright, thank you.”
“No problem,” Tadao replied with a shallow nod.
While the adults addressed the issue of their ride, the two kids remained on the side and simply watched. Akio and Ai were still in their teens, so they were kids in the eyes of the adults present.
“So,” Ai began. “What kind of music do you listen to, Kurokawa-san?”
“Uh, I like rock music of all types from pop to death metal. I’ve been listening to them since I was five. And it’s Kurosawa, Hoshino-sama,” He replied, her sudden question and error of his name catching him off guard.
“Ah, really? Ahahaha, I’m so sorry! I'm not very good at memorizing people’s faces!” She laughed jovially.
“Ahaha, I can imagine. Since you probably see so many faces every day, it’s hard to keep track of them all, huh?” He laughed.
“Ah, yeah! It’s a bit of a problem for me, hehe. Sometimes, I even forget the President’s name too, haha!”
He laughed along with her but internally, he was cringing a bit.
Does every idol have such an airheaded personality? He wondered.
“It must be kinda hard for you too, having to work like this when you’re so young,” She remarked.
“Well, this is my first job ever, so it doesn’t seem hard at all right now. That’s definitely gonna change though,” He replied. “But, I don’t think my job will get anywhere as difficult as yours with you having to put up an act all the time. I don’t think I can handle that.”
“Yeah, tell me about it. I really like my job, but sometimes it gets pretty tiring. Taking a break like this is gonna help out a lot!” She said happily before taking a deep breath and looking around. “I think I’ve already said this, but your place is really nice.”
“Mhmm, and this is just our place here in Tokyo. We’re only here now because we need to be closer to some of our clients at the moment. Our main house in Kyoto is even bigger and cooler!” Akio replied.
“You guys are really loaded, huh?”
“For the past few decades, Kurosawa has been branching to other things that make money. We need the cash to pay for our stuff after all. Although, we’re still inferior to zaibatsus like Shinomiya and Shijo (who we provide services to, by the way) but also still better than most.”
“Mhmm, but money still isn’t everything. We try to take a humble approach to things too. Dad doesn’t like spending money on anything that isn’t important and I don’t buy a lot of things myself,” He added and kept his mouth open to continue when he was interrupted.
“Don’t believe him! He eats yakiniku at least once a week!” One of the younger agents stated as he walked by with a bag over his shoulder, likely on his way home.
“Look who’s talking, idiot! You spend the most out of all of us!” He retorted angrily but only got a laugh in response. He turned back to Ai who was holding a hand over her mouth to stifle her giggles, prompting him to sigh in annoyance. “Alright, I admit that part and also I spend a lot quite a lot on video games and band equipment, but only on special occasions. I’m not some pompous rich jerk that throws money around, I promise you.”
“Hmm, alright, I believe you,” She giggled and then thought of something. “You could’ve totally left that part out or outright lied. Why didn’t you?”
“Uh, it was already out, so there’s no point in trying to lie about it anymore. Besides, I don’t believe you deserve to be lied to, Hoshino-sama,” He answered.
Her smile wavered ever so slightly as she processed his answer. I don’t deserve to be… lied to?
“Ai, our ride’s here! Let’s head back to the hotel!” Ichigo called out as one of the company’s Land Cruisers had been brought out to take them.
“I guess we’ll just have to continue this conversation some other time, but it’s been a nice talk. I look forward to working with you, Hoshino-sama,” He said with a wide smile and an outstretched hand.
Ai smiled widely too, her eyes seemingly shimmering brighter as she took his hand and shook it. “Since we’ll be sticking so closely together for a while, you can just call me Ai, Akio-san.”
He blinked. “U-Uh, sure thing, Ai-san.”
“Just Ai,” She clarified.
“Just Ai,” He nodded and smiled widely, happy that she remembered his first know, even if he didn’t know why.
“If that’s what you want, you’re the boss,” Akio remarked, earning another laugh from her. “You have a good night, Ai, and I’ll see you again tomorrow.”
“You too, Akio-san.”
She’d head back to her group a moment later and they were leaving the estate shortly. Akio waved at the car as it drove past him and he could just barely see a human figure waving back through the darkness. As he watched the SUV disappear, he put his hand down and looked up at the sky.
“Wow,” He breathed. “Her eyes are something else.”
He’d retire for the night shortly after without another thought. He’d sleep soundly not knowing that he had just stepped on the path that would define his life.
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Veritas vos liberabit.
The Truth will set you Free.
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2023.05.30 13:00 sEturtle What tribe should I get?

I’m relatively new to the game and want to buy a tribe to try multiplayer but not sure which to get I don’t want to get one that’s only good for small maps such as Vengir (sport vengir mains) but don’t want an overly economy based one. Should I get a special tribe?
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2023.05.30 12:54 dudarino75 Will always be a Dallas Stars fan!

So we didn't make it to the Cup. It isn't easy and is never a given. We did better then 14 other teams in our conference, which says a lot. It may not be said by commentators or sports news, but we do have one of the best teams in the NHL. We will never be given the respect we deserve. I mean they made it sound like it was a mishap that we made it to the Stanly Cup in 2020. We have a GREAT team and am glad to see we made it to the WCF. What I learned this year of our team:
Hintz-This is our star player, sorry Robertson. He showed it during the playoffs. He is our highlight reel guy.
Robertson-Showed us he is our 40+ goals guy a year that ensures we win games. Hoping he learned from this years playoffs and will be ready in future playoff rounds.
Pavelski-Best mentor any team would love to have. Because of him we will have some great young players. Hope when the time comes he stays to coach in some capacity.
Benn-Say what you want, but his teammates love him and that is what you need from a captain. Also, one hell of a year. Glad to see DeBoer put him on the first PP line.
Seguin-Played a different kind of game then we are all use to, but he had a good year learning and not in the same role as before, which can not be easy for any one with the caliber of a guy that he is.
Marchment-Started out the season like an All Star. Hoping he can restart that next year. Though he is in my opinion our most physical forward in the top three lines, which we need.
Faksa-Prior to this season I was not a big fan of his, but the man can kill some penalties and stop the opposing teams top line from running circles on us.
Johnston-Only thing that can be said about this kid is he got robbed of being a Calder nominee. This is one of the great things as we start losing our older players that will continue to keep us in playoff hockey.
Dellandra-I have to remind myself he is only 22 and still has time. I believe he will continue to make a good third or fourth line player.-RFA-We will resign.
Dadanov-What a great pick up. This guy brought it and kept his line moving with him. UFA-Not sure about this one, but do think he could be kept for a fair price.
Domi-I like this guys tenacity and grit and is a great pickup by any team. UFA-Not sure if he is worth the money we will have to spend to keep him, knowing we have some good young players getting ready to move up.
Glendenning-Another great fourth liner and was our replacement for losing Cogliano. UFA-Coin toss on this due to age and also knowing we have guys ready to move up.
Kiviranta-With out a doubt our best player game in and game out of the playoffs. He did not have a bad game.-UFA- this one scares me and I hope we keep him.
Otter-Going to be a goalie every team would love to have, but did show us he does have some cracks. I think with Bishop helping next year and maybe a little more rest prior to the playoffs next year he can hold us through the playoffs. Still one of the best and will continue to grow.
Wedgewood-What you need in a backup goalie, did great all season and when called upon in the playoffs.
Heiskanan-This guy deserves so much more respect then he gets. May not get 100 pts in a season, but as an offensive defenseman he plays the BEST defense then any of the big names.
Lindell-Had a quieter year without being paired with Klingberg, but kept playing solid D. Our number 2 D man.
Suter-Ugh, another 2 years. Buy out his contract?
Miller-Man has a cannon of a shot, just needs to remember to not get burnt going the other way.
Hakanpaa-Our Big Rig replacement. Was nice hearing Messier really hype him up, because he deserved it. Played great for us all season and definitely the big hitter we need.
Lundkvist-Young guy and I think had a great year for us and will continue to improve.
Harley-Was nice seeing him come up for the playoffs and show like he did. Hoping to see much more of him next year. If so though who sits?
Hanley-UFA-Resign this guy. He is always solid on defense as a back up.
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2023.05.30 12:51 Sad-Acanthocephala27 Perio residency advice

Anyone have advice of stats and other requirements to make a good perio resident applicant
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2023.05.30 12:48 kuba_maliszewski How can I improve my job interview technique?

I've had multiple interviews since I graduated last year, including several for "dream" positions that I desperately wanted. Each time I was told I was a strong, well qualified candidate but ultimately they'd decided to go with someone else. I'm starting to feel like a failure, it's been 6 months since I graduated and I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere.
I clearly need to improve how I'm coming across in interviews but I'm not really sure where to start or how to develop these skills. I'm not the most extroverted person by nature but I don't think I show any obvious major flaws like excessive nerves etc. I am worried maybe I'm too understated and have issues selling myself convincingly due to a lack of confidence. I also don't think I'm necessarily good at bluffing questions on issues that I'm weaker on. At the same time I'm feeling more and more anxious that the longer I'm unemployed, that's going to be count against me in future applications. I know this is quite general and broad, but I just had my third rejection in two weeks so honestly any advice would be welcome.
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2023.05.30 12:46 Elegant_Department72 Please 🙏 suggest some good Sports romance movies

Yesterday I came across movie Bull durham starred with kelvin costner and Susan sarandon...... I love to watch the movie with same kind of touch on lovestory along with some good sports story. If you guys know the movies with similar plot or the best sports romance movies you come across please do suggest.
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2023.05.30 12:45 AYum20Higg [21/M] UKlooking 4 Friendship!

hellooo everyone. i know boring intro and title but that’s just mee :). i honestly don’t expect this to work but who knows.
anywaysss. i’m looking for a consistent conversation daily to end of a pretty good week personally!!
I get bored out of my mind easily. especially at work. But i’m ready to meet people. hopefully you?.
i hope so at least.
like the title says i’m looking for a long term connection where it’s a daily basis thing. i’m in the uk so be wary of time zones and that. but i’m sure anywhere we can make it work, i’m currently in a pretty good mood. i get like that very rarely. i guess. right now it’s not so bad. i’m not confident at all really. I love to ask questions so if you do wanna dm be wary i may ask loads. I can at first be very shy and awkward so forgive me.
I guess my biggest perk is i’m ‘nice’ or ‘ kind’?? i do work but i always respond asap.!!.
a bit about me, i’m into music, sports, gaming, parody dark humour music, the usual i guess, really quite and an introvert. I have brown haiblue eyes, pale skin, i’m absolutely open to selfie swapping!
would be awesome to play maybe switch or playstation or switch together! but not a must of course. i’m also willing to listen to any of your hobbies too! i’m quite stubborn so i probably wouldn’t look to pick them up however i have before! and i’m willing too, if not i would be willing to listen and let you vent/gush about them!
I feel like i’m a good listener, and can deal with issues or commotion fairly easily than a few people, i feel any issues can be worked on and worked out.
anyway i hope you have a good day. morning. evening or night. dm or not :). please only respond if you’re up for daily convos, and if you’re serious! :)
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2023.05.30 12:41 D-LL13 [27/M] from the uk,south wales

27 male from the UK looking for cool people to have a chat with and possibly a friendship. Hoping to meet people who I can speak with everyday and just vibe with…talk about random shit and make each overs day a little better. Please have a good sense of humour 😂 I like gaming, sports, walking. I love dogs and also own a tropical fish tank and I'm a massive Harry potter and stranger things fan lol. Anymore questions don't be afraid to ask 😁
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2023.05.30 12:40 D-LL13 [chat] 27 male from the uk looking for people to vibe with daily!

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2023.05.30 12:37 Global_Tree_Careers How to Study MBA Abroad without GRE or GMAT?

How to Study MBA Abroad without GRE or GMAT?
Before you start your MBA abroad, it is important to know that there are many other factors than just your GRE or GMAT score that will determine the outcome of your application.
Take a look at this list of things you should consider before applying for an MBA abroad:
Strategies to Study MBA Abroad without GRE or GMAT Scores
You can study MBA abroad without GRE or GMAT score.
There are many strategies to study MBA abroad without GRE or GMAT. One of them is by taking alternative tests like TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE instead of GRE and GMAT. There are some advantages of using these tests in your application process:
  • They are less expensive than the traditional exams. You will not have to spend thousands of dollars on preparing for them or taking them again if you fail at the first attempt.
  • They require less preparation time compared with traditional exams because they don't test your knowledge as much as they test how well you can use English language skills in daily conversation scenarios by taking English proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL & PTE for overseas education.
Eligibility for MBA without GRE or GMAT
The fact is that not all MBA programs require you to take the GRE or GMAT as part of their application process. If you're applying to a school that doesn't require either exam, then congratulations! You can skip those sections entirely and focus on other parts of your application. But what if your program does require one or both exams? Well, there are still plenty of ways around this requirement--you just have to know where and how to look for them.
(Read more: Top 6 Countries For Pursuing MBA Abroad For Indian Students)
Alternatives to GRE and GMAT to Study MBA abroad
There are a number of other tests you can take, including the TOEFL and IELTS. The TOEFL is an English-language proficiency test that measures your ability to understand and speak English. The IELTS is also a general test of English language ability, but it focuses on specific areas such as reading, writing, and listening skills instead of vocabulary knowledge or grammar rules.
Both these exams require study before taking them so you should start preparing early if you want to get good scores!
Consider taking some GRE/GMAT alternative tests first
If your goal is to study abroad, then it's a good idea to take some GRE/GMAT alternative tests first.
You can take an assessment test if you're interested in finding out more about your skills and abilities before studying at an international university. Assessment tests are often used by universities as part of their application process because they help them understand the potential of students who apply for admission into their programs. Some examples include:
  • TOEFL (Test Of English as Foreign Language) - This test measures English language proficiency among non-native speakers who want to study at the best universities in the USA
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - This exam assesses proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for those who wish to study abroad;
  • PTE Academic - An alternative form of Cambridge ESOL's popular "Preliminary" examination which provides an opportunity for candidates with lower levels of competence than those required by the full examination but nevertheless wish access entry into higher education institutions internationally
(Read more: GMAT Focus Edition 2023 – Everything You Need To Know)
If you have a set of skills and experience that meet the requirements of your target school, you can study anywhere in the world without taking the traditional exams. Think once
For example, if you want to study at Harvard Business School (HBS), they require applicants to have worked as an executive or manager for at least two years before applying. If this is true for your target school, then there are several ways you can qualify:
There are many types of MBA programs available in the market and it is important that you choose the right one for yourself. It is not always necessary to take GRE or GMAT if you are applying for an MBA program to study abroad. There are other ways through which you can apply for them and get accepted into them as well.
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2023.05.30 12:37 Your_client_sucks_95 CMV: Women have been raised to enjoy the power and think they are smarter than all men.

Raised to enjoy being on a power trip. It's not easy to identify who is on a power trip because
1)they're very picky, set in their ways and will constantly try to make you feel like you're wrong or lesser if you disagree.
2.They're very attractive and go beyond all conventional beauty standards they look like a 9.
3.You want to get to know them at first sight, but that's their trick.
4.You'll never know their secrets because they're too good at keeping them from you. They'll use all betas AND alphas. No fucks given. They'll invent a reason so that he has a "weakness" in their mind. Then they're onto the next man in search of a man that does not exist. They will never settle for a reasonable 7, only a 10. And they believe they're entitled to it, and everything else. They put their wants and needs above anyone since they are the main character. You know the rest. These women hit the wall, hard.
By these markers you can safely deduce which woman is on a power trip, if they meet all markers, whether they can recognise if they're on it or not is not relevant, they will not budge and will not change. It's just relevant to the man so he can avoid this instagram-fuelled social butterfly looney. Old phrase: Don't' stick your dick in crazy.

Edit: Bad faith comments will be reported as derailing the thread. I might love the attention but mods of this sub probably won't.
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