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Final Fantasy V Retrospective – The Best of Both Worlds
2023.03.22 13:34 RenanXIII Final Fantasy V Retrospective – The Best of Both Worlds
tldr: FFV is extremely good. Play it.
The middle child of the series’ 16-bit era, Final Fantasy V doesn’t share the same lofty legacy as its immediate predecessor and successor. Final Fantasy IV was a game-changer for the franchise and RPGs on a whole while Final Fantasy VI is still regularly considered one of the greatest games in the series and on the Super Nintendo, but audiences far too often neglect the big bridge between them. Final Fantasy V deserves to be held in the same regard and for good reason. V strikes a perfect balance between the gameplay heavy Job-based titles (I & III) and the denser, story-focused (II & IV) games in a way that neither IV nor VI accomplish.
Philosophically, Final Fantasy V combines the player-driven customization from the odd-numbered entries with the narrative and thematic ambitions of the even-numbered games, albeit not by design interestingly enough. In a 1992 developer interview from Famicom Tsuushin (now Famitsu), series creator and FFV director Hironobu Sakaguchi rejected the idea that V was an intentional culmination of what came before,
“Distilling the essence of Final Fantasy into a single game was not our intention. We created this new job ability system in order to carry forth and further iterate on the good ideas we had in FFIV. In that sense it was a distillation. But rather than summing up all of what Final Fantasy has been, it’s more that we simply wanted to give players a kind of fun they haven’t experienced yet. That doesn’t necessarily imply that we wanted to cut out the good parts from FFIV, though.”
In practice, V takes what works from previous games, but redefines everything to fit its own identity. The Job system has been heavily tweaked to offer greater customization options, while memorable character arcs and dramatic story beats tend to drive the plot forward over pure exploration: it’s the best of III and IV with none of the worst. The kind of “fun [players] haven’t experienced yet” means that everyone will go through the same motions more or less, but no two playthroughs need ever be alike: narrative linearity plays off mechanical flexibility. Even though FFV’s story moves in a fixed fashion like IV, players are afforded an incredible amount of freedom when it comes to building their party courtesy of the revised Job system. The end result is an RPG that will always feel fresh.
The gameplay variety in V is still genuinely impressive to this day. Parties are scaled back down to just four members, but everyone can learn any skill and fulfill any role with enough effort. Every party member starts as a Freelancer who can then be reclassed between 22 Jobs (26 in the GBA port). Party composition is less of a puzzle ala FFIII and treated instead like a proper character building system. Bartz, Lenna, Faris, and Galuf all begin as blank slates, but will very quickly fall into different gameplay roles based on how you choose to train each character. The lack of CP (Capacity Points) also means you can swap Jobs whenever you want.
Party members can actually learn and equip Job specific abilities in V. You can mix and match abilities with different Jobs, essentially creating hybrid classes suited to your gameplay interests. Make mages deal barehanded damage like Monks, Monks who attack eight times in a single turn with Rapid Fire, or singing Summoners whose summons and Bardsongs turn them into full-blown utility characters capable of dishing out heavy damage, restoring health, and changing the flow of battle with buffs & debuffs. Where FFIII encourages you to upgrade Jobs with each Crystal, V wants you to find the Jobs you like most and go wild having fun.
FFV is well designed enough where sticking with a single Job is perfectly viable, even if challenging. There’s no wrong way to play according to V’s Battle System Designer Akihiko Matsui,
“There’s so many different jobs, and we decided to make them all viable. Players are free to make any kind of party they want. Player A and Player B might have completely different parties, but ultimately any party can make it to the last boss. After players beat the game, I recommend trying a party that caters to your aesthetic sense.”
Character and Job levels are still separate like in III, but Jobs have had their level caps reduced from a flat 99 to between 1 and 7 depending on the class. Jobs start at Lv. 0 and level up by earning ABP (Ability Points) from completing battles. How much ABP a Job needs is determined by its current level. Lv. 0 Jobs typically only need 10 for their first level, while fully mastering a Job regularly requires hundreds. Since ABP is earned at a slower rate than EXP, ability progression is a gradually paced process. Early encounters will often only yield 1 ABP despite fighting a full team of enemies.
You’re better off relying on boss battles and mid- to late-game battles to master Jobs as enemies will drop more ABP the further you get into the game. You can grind, but simply following the story and getting the abilities you get by playing naturally saves a lot of time in the long run. It’s smarter to go with the flow than to grind for hours off low ABP encounters. At the same time, ability acquisition gives grinding its own rewarding loop and low ABP drops do mean that you can power-level Jobs without necessarily becoming overleveled. Either play style works just fine without completely curbing the difficulty curve.
Each Job level teaches the assigned party member a command, passive, or innate ability that can then be equipped on the Ability screen in the menu. While every Job learns a diverse enough set of abilities to keep them handy, the goal is ultimately to experiment and synergize your party with different abilities. Party members do not learn new spells or abilities by just leveling up, so you need to make use of Jobs to maintain a sense of permanent character progression. Most Jobs can only equip a single ability alongside their class command, while Freelancers have access to two ability slots and Mimes have three at the expense of needing to equip Attack and Items as proper abilities. Ability limits force you to approach Job combos strategically and carefully consider your party’s many options.
V’s Job variety is frankly nothing short of excellent. Job acquisition is fast-paced and you’ll have access to almost every Job before the halfway point. This gives you plenty of time to experiment and find the Jobs best suited to your preferred play style. V also strikes a healthy balance between Final Fantasy mainstays and creative additions that make the gameplay loop even more diverse. Freelancers learn no new abilities, but can equip anything and inherit innate abilities along with stat benefits from mastered Jobs. A perfect Freelancer can inherently dual wield weapons, spot traps in the level design, be able to sprint with B, and counter attacks automatically. A common goal for the endgame is mastering as many Jobs as possible to create the ultimate Freelancer.
The Wind Crystal unlocks the first set of Jobs. Knights can equip some of the best weapons and gear in the game, letting them function as a primary damage dealer and tank. Knights also automatically redirect attacks to themselves when allies are at low health and learn to two-hand Swords, Katanas, or Axes which inflict double damage at the expense of a Shield. Monks have a narrow equipment spread, but are cheap to outfits, always attack twice, counter enemies when struck, and deal heavy damage even without weapons. Their barehanded ability synergizes particularly well with mages, since it allows them to deal decent damage that circumvents their poor weapons spreads.
Thieves have the highest agility in the game, which often means they’ll move first in battle. They can Steal from enemies, later learning the ability Mug, which lets them deal damage while robbing baddies blind. Thieves can also comfortably flee from most encounters, spot hidden passages in the level design, and sprint inside of dungeons & towns by holding B. White Mages play a primarily supportive role by using White Magic to restore HP, heal status effects, and inflict status ailments. Spells are not learned and instead purchased from stores. Purchased spells do not have to be consumed by individual characters and instead apply to the whole party innately. Each Job Level improves the White Mage’s magic capabilities, which is consistent with all magic-based Jobs. Black Mages are squishier than White Mages, but compensate with powerful Black Magic. They play an offensive role, being able to take advantage of elemental weaknesses and status vulnerabilities.
Blue Mages are a new Job created for FF5. Blue Magic cannot be purchased at stores and must instead be learned during battle. Blue Mages learn an ability called Learning that, when equipped, teaches the party any Blue Magic spells enemies use on them. The one caveat is that the attack must connect for it to be learned. Not every attack can be learned, but several enemy spells are obscenely overpowered. Level 5 Death instakills any enemies with a level divisible by 5 and Aqua Breath deals heavy water damage to all enemies on-screen. Regular Blue Magic acquisition and a great spread of attacks makes the Blue Mage one of the most fun Jobs in FFV.
The Water Crystal unlocks five more Jobs once it shatters, with a sixth locked behind an optional dungeon in the final overworld. Time Mages are another new magic-based Job, but they inherit pre-existing magic from previous games. Spells like Haste, Slow, Comet, Float, Teleport, Return, and Meteor are all now considered Time Magic. In practice, Time Mages can use their wide variety of spells to comfortably deal damage, support the party, and debilitate enemies. Summoners can use a wide range of Summon Magic to fulfill different gameplay roles. Summons can deal elemental damage, heal, inflict buffs or debuffs, and the strongest wipe out most enemy encounters with relative ease. While some Summons can be bought at stores, most are tied to side quests and must be found by exploring the overworld & dungeons.
Red Mages can use low and mid tier White & Black Magic in the same ability slot. The best they can cast are -ra spells, but since the best -ga spells are locked off until closer to the end of the game, Red Mages end pulling their weight for quite a while before falling off. Mastering the Red Mage Job is a lengthy endeavor, but ultimately pays off by teaching Dualcast — a borderline overpowered ability that lets them cast two spells in a single turn. Pairing Dualcast with any type of high level magic is one of the best combos a mage could ask for.
Mystic Knights can buff their weapons with Black Magic or Holy via the Spellblade ability. Once enchanted, Mystic Knights combine magical damage with the regular physical capabilities to take advantage of elemental weaknesses or inflict status ailments without compromising attack power. They also automatically cast Shell on themselves at low health to increase their magical resistance. In the right hands and paired with abilities like Rapid Fire and Two-Handed, Mystic Knights end up extremely powerful. Berserkers are an especially unique Job in that they get no active command slots in exchange for dealing considerably buffed damage. While Berserkers can still equip an ability, they cannot be controlled in battle, which limits their overall utility. Berserkers have a great weapon spread, but they need to synergize with the rest of your party well enough to overcome their lack of command slots.
The Fire Crystal unlocks three Jobs right away and then two more once the party explores Black Chocobo Forest. Ninjas are strong, fast, and can dual wield weapons. The Throw command lets them toss items and elemental scrolls at enemies for extra damage, giving them great coverage in combat. Beastmasters can tame, catch, and control different monsters. Controlling a monster gives you full access to their commands. You can make them damage themselves to death or intentionally teach your party rare Blue Magic. Weakened monsters can also be captured and then released in battle, unleashing different attacks depending on the monster. Geomancers fight by altering the terrain with the command Gaia. Their attack types change based on the environment you’re fighting in, along with the character’s level, giving them an impressive amount of gameplay variety. Having a Geomancer in the party will also save you from falling into pit traps and nullify any damage tiles.
Bards make for fantastic utility characters thanks to their variety of Bardsongs. New songs are learned by speaking with NPCs and playing pianos in different towns (like a proper bard!) Singing can buff the party or damage groups of enemies. Songs like Requiem let you lay waste to undead monsters at the cost of 0 MP. Rangers are bow wielders, which means they can deal full damage from the back row. The Aim command increases their accuracy and overall damage, but unlike Rosa from FFIV, bows no longer need individual arrows as ammo. The main benefit to the Ranger class is its mastered ability Rapid Fire, which deals for weak attacks in one turn and pairs excellently with Monks, two-handers, or dual wielders.
The Earth Crystal unlocks the final four Jobs in the original release (sans Mime). Dancers are weaker than other Jobs comparatively, but get by thanks to their unique Dance ability and great access to accessories. Dancing triggers one of four random effects in battle, either confusing enemies, absorbing MP, absorbing HP, or dealing damage. They’re also the only class besides Freelancers who can innately equip Ribbons, which nullify all negative status effects. Dancers on a whole are reliant on equipment to be functional. Gear like Lamia’s Tiara and Red Slippers help raise the chances of Dancers dancing the Sword Dance, turning them into solid attackers. Dragoons are limited to spears and knives for weapons, but have a great equipment spread otherwise. Their abilities let them function as reliable damage dealers who can survive lengthy battles. Dragoons can Jump to temporarily avoid damage mid-air and attack enemies by landing. Lance also drains enemies MP and HP, which pairs well with Mages.
Samurai learn some of the best commands in the game while having access to powerful weapons and gear. With the right set ups, they can obliterate the difficulty curve. Mineuchi is basically a regular attack that sometimes paralyzes enemies. Zeningage lets you throw Gil to deal massive damage. The more Gil you have and the higher your level, the more damage is dealt. Shirahadori raises evasion, turning your party member into a dodge-tank, and Iainuki simply insta-kills most enemies at the cost of requiring two turns to use. Chemists are great support characters designed all around items. They can brew new concoctions mid-battle by mixing different ingredients to different effects. Your existing items can turn into an attack, heal your party, or temporarily buff everyone’s level. Chemists can also drink special potions that buff their stats, and restore more HP & MP by using Potions & Ethers than other Jobs.
The Mime Job can be unlocked by exploring Walse Tower underwater in the final overworld. Mimes are the core of the Job system condensed into a single Jon. They inherit some mastered abilities innate (not all), and have three ability slots that let you fully customize each party member. You can even remove commands like Attack and Items in favor of other abilities. Mimes can also mimic any move used by the previous party member at no MP cost and without consuming items. The Mime makes a great alternative to Freelancers, especially for magic-oriented characters.
Final Fantasy V Advance introduces four extra Jobs. Three of which are available as soon as you unlock all 12 Legendary Weapons and visit the Sealed Temple, with the last unlocked after defeating the Temple’s boss. Gladiators are powerful melee fighters with access to strong weapons and armor whose commands help them make short work of enemies. Oracles are the strongest magic-based Job in the game, but their main command Condemn has a chance of randomly healing enemies, so they’re not the most reliable beyond their stat benefits. Cannoneers can deal full damage from the back row and can combine ingredients together to make new items and the final Job Necromancer learns unique Dark Art spells from enemies like a Blue Mage with Blue Magic. Albeit fun to play with, the GBA Jobs enter the picture too late to actually have an effect on character building.
Overall, V’s Jobs are incredibly fun to play around with and offer a consistently rewarding gameplay loop that lasts the whole playthrough. The early game encourages you to diversify your party, the mid-game pushes you to mix & match dozens of different abilities, and the endgame rewards you for mastering Jobs by letting you customize Freelancers and Mimes into bonafide powerhouses. The Job system gives FFV an incredible gameplay flow that keeps combat and exploration fresh all the way to the credits.
V’s battles flow at a great pace. The ATB (Active Time Battle) system returns from FFIV, albeit with an on-screen bar for each party member that refills and signifies when they can make a move. Taking turns in real-time lends combat a sense of urgency and pressure, especially in boss fights. The difficulty curve is never so high where you’ll be overwhelmed by lightning fast enemies, but V tends to require more strategy and thought than IV on average — although mainly on a prep level. Battles challenge you to diversify your party’s abilities while rewarding you for experimenting with Jobs. Low EXP payout compared to previous games keeps parties from overleveling. The focus is on earning AP, learning abilities, and creating hybrid Jobs.
Enemies are vulnerable to a lot of different elements and status ailments across all types of magic and abilities. Trying with different spells and debuffs usually pays off. There are more status effects to contend with, with some particularly dangerous ones for the party. Old slowly lowers the affected character’s stats. Dischord halves the target’s level. Zombie turns a character against the rest of the party. Smart Job synergy lets you blitz through most random encounters, but you’ll often run into stronger enemies or packed parties that’ll keep you on your toes. It’s not uncommon to fight an army of weaker enemies battling alongside a considerably stronger monster. FFV doesn’t share I or III’s Vancian Magic system despite being a Job-based game, instead maintaining the MP system from FFII and FFIV. MP still needs to be managed to some extent since the best spells require quite a bit of MP to cast, especially Blue Magic.
Combat’s fast and sometimes frantic pace ends up mirroring the game’s overall progression. Final Fantasy V wastes no time opening up. The status quo is always changing and you unlock new Jobs surprisingly quickly. V cycles through three overworlds just like IV. They’re not as striking as Earth, Underworld, and Moon trio, but feel more cohesive. The game begins on the protagonist Bartz’s world, shifts to party member Galuf’s world, and ends in a merged overworlds that’s an amalgamation of both worlds. The story is fairly linear up until the last world where the game finally lets you explore at your leisure. Most of the final dungeons can even be done in any order, most of which are actually optional. V sports more methods of transportation than the average Final Fantasy and cycles through them often, trapping you in specific areas with unique restrictions.
You ride on a Chocobo, set sail on a ship led on a hydra, fly on a dragon’s back, sail a fire-powered boat, fly a Black Chocobo through the air, pilot an airship, and submerge a submarine underwater. The fact you’re always engaging with the overworld in a new way keeps progression fresh and reminds you that anything can change. Some towns disappear and you lose access to them over the course of the story. Multiple dungeons are one-time trips. There are actual consequences to in-game actions. Once you’re done with an overworld, you’re done. There’s no jumping between worlds like in IV. The world permanently changes and stays changed. The space you’re interacting with and how is always being altered. V isn’t the first Final Fantasy with real consequences, but it’s the first one where those consequences fundamentally reshape your experience beyond just locking away a few key areas.
Towns themselves are packed with colorful NPCs who do a good job at directing you. Ancillary dialogue often sets up later story beats or just fleshes out the world in small yet significant ways. V’s game-long side quests encourage you to talk with everyone and hunt the overworld for secret summons and optional dungeons. V’s towns are generally well designed with enough secrets to keep you exploring, but dungeons are the real star when it comes to level design. FFV’s dungeons aren’t as long as III or IV’s, but they’re a healthy length and set pieces are consistently memorable and engaging. There’s a good mix of traps, gimmicks, and environmental variety. Every dungeon feels creatively distinct.
The Ship Graveyard is an early standout, as you explore debris from ruined ships on open water, jumping from wreckage to wreckage. The Library of Ancients features a prominent bookcase maze. Bookshelves move around as you explore the library, opening up seemingly dead-ends and keeping your own navigation confused and claustrophobic. You have to walk into nooks to let the bookshelves collapse back in, creating new ways to traverse the room. The Phoenix Tower is a 30 floor gauntlet with no save points, you only have seven minutes to explore a sunken Walse Tower before you drown, and the Great Sea Trench is filled with damage tiles and pit traps.
The four Tablet dungeons do a great job at closing out FFV on a fight, with the Pyramid serving as a great introduction to the endgame. You only have three party members at this time, which makes things notably harder, but the dungeon itself is packed with different gimmicks. Branching paths lead to chests with monsters ready to ambush you. Sarcophagi that double as secret passages hiding mummies. Wall switches let you deactivate traps and unlock doors. Spike traps block your path and snakes jump out from walls to trigger battle on contact. Mecha Heads patrol the upper floors, and floor tiles that move around every few seconds drop you down to the floor below if you’re not quick enough. By the time you reach the Rift, you’re ready for everything the final dungeon has to toss at you.
V’s presentation really helps bring different set pieces to life and is a big step up from IV. Environments are rich with detail, playing with depth perceptive to add some welcome spatial depth to the level design and using unique effects that help foster atmosphere. Exdeath’s Castle is overflowing with thick fog, dark areas warp the visuals around you, and knee-deep water rushes through Istory Falls. The game’s spritework is nothing short of fantastic. Enemies are the best they’ve ever looked at this point, and each character has a unique battle sprite for every single Job — all of which play to your party members’ distinct personalities. FFV also sports one of Nobuo Uematsu’s most underrated soundtracks. Lenna’s theme is a beautiful song, Fate in Haze is a haunting dungeon tune, and Clash on the Big Bridge is one of the most blood-pumping battle themes in the series. The score has a wide musical range, and is as emotional as it is energetic and ambient.
The scope of Final Fantasy V’s story isn’t as emotionally charged as IV, but it’s no worse for wear. Hironobu Sakaguchi and Yoshinori Kitase worked on the story together, both leaving their own personality behind in V’s script,
“Sakaguchi was in charge of the overall plot, and because FFV was a relatively serious story, I wanted to be sure to inject spots with a little bit of comic relief and humor.” – Yoshinori Kitase, Scenario Writer The end result is a plot that knows when to be dramatic and when to cut loose a little. Final Fantasy V is just as comfortable letting Bartz and Faris share a tender moment at his parents’ grave as it is having the party’s main rival have a very tongue-in-cheek redemption right before the final battle. V is a Final Fantasy with a sense of humor and a sense of heart.
One particular point in the story’s favor is its modern English localization. While V’s original English translation on PSX left much to be desired (to say the least), the revised Game Boy Advance script plays to the story’s natural charm and stands out as a strong localization altogether. Characters joke around together and interact with each other often, playing off each other’s unique personality traits. Bartz is a few men short of a full crew, Leena is an all-loving princess, Faris is a headstrong pirate with a sensitive side, and Galuf & Krile are usually the game’s go-to when it comes to injecting some humor and pathos into the plot.
Character development is gradual in V, trading IV’s big beats for several smaller interactions amongst the cast that help flesh out their relationships, backstories, and motivations. By the end of the game, V’s party of four feels more defined than IV’s cast of a dozen. Little moments highlight their growth as opposed to life-changing events. Bartz and Galuf build a mutual respect for each other over their journey, and share a man-to-man drink in Regole. Lenna and Faris are two sisters torn apart at birth who reconnect throughout the game and mourn their father together. Krile gets to know the party and forms a bond with everyone before replacing Galuf. Bartz, Lenna, Faris, and Krile feel like a close-knit group of friends when all is said and done.
While the crux of FFV’s story is a fairly traditional “good versus evil” plot, the narrative is bolstered both by strong characterization and some light but tight theming. Nature is dying due to man’s abuse of natural resources. The four Crystals are sapped of their energy, draining the world of its elements. The wind will stop, the air will stagnate, the birds will fall from the heavens and drop dead as seas dry up and fires die out. The fact Exdeath is actually a tree can even be read as nature rejecting humanity and wiping the slate clean as a consequence. The story doesn’t really push the theme beyond the surface level, but that it’s present at all gives the plot a minor layer of depth.
Big gameplay moments to advance the story aren’t as frequent as IV, but they’re as impactful and V has more cutscenes in the grand scheme of things. The Battle at the Big Bridge throws constant enemies at you to build tension during a major turning point for the story. Gilgamesh interrupts a fight with an entirely different boss and superseding their battle theme with his own. Galuf’s death and final duel with Exdeath uses the battle system to emphasize Galuf’s sheer force of will. Exdeath peppers you with powerful attacks, but Galuf refuses to die even at 0 HP. You can feel Galuf’s determination and desperation translated through the gameplay loop as he survives Flare, Holy, and Meteor back to back to back. Watching him fight to the very last inch of his life justifies it when the party can’t help him with Curaga, Raise, Phoenix Downs, or Elixirs. Galuf’s death feels painfully earned narratively and mechanically.
Exdeath is a great villain, both in spite of and because of his outlandishly cartoonish malice. He’s outlandishly cartoonish, laughs maniacally, takes every opportunity to torment the party, and has no real ulterior motives beyond his evil. He’s chaos personified, which is perhaps fitting considering how FFV echoes FFI’s story in several respects. Exdeath also stands out for being an active antagonist whose role isn’t taken over by a last minute villain who was secretly pulling the strings all along. He’s nothing special in the greater context of Final Fantasy villains, but Exdeath serves V’s story well.
Between an incredibly charming story and a fantastic gameplay loop, Final Fantasy V is nothing short of one the best games in the series. It’s a perfect marriage of Final Fantasy’s two distinct styles, combining the character-driven storytelling from II & IV with the gameplay diversity of I & II while giving both halves of the experience enough depth to thrive. The story’s stakes are high, the cast is very likable, and the lighter tone gives the plot a strong identity without undermining its drama. The Job system offers an amazing amount of replay value and is freeform enough where there is no wrong way to play. Impressively memorable dungeon design and an ever-changing status quo lend the impression that you’re on a genuine adventure with real stakes. Addictive, endearing, and brimming with heart, Final Fantasy V is a near flawless RPG and one of Square’s finest 16-bit achievements. Here's that same write-up with pretty pictures and links: https://goombastomp.com/final-fantasy-5-retrospective/
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2023.03.21 20:19 Lanzen_Jars A job for a deathworlder [Chapter 107]
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Chapter 107 – A Patron Saint
“[…] with the leadership of many territories claiming that the muted response to the thread is once again a blatant showing of the Community-Leadership’s clear bias against Deathworld affairs. Loratexach Echtsesimm, the current leader of the united Lachaxet territories, even went so far as to call it, quote: “A kick to the face for all those of us seeking to live in a peaceful unity.”
Meanwhile other deathworld groups, like the occupants of the only known Class V deathworld, the Ligormordillar, are trying to quell the conflict and urge their fellow deathworlders to make a measured response, pointing to the lack of any concrete evidence when it comes to the recent events, and asking to give authorities a bit more time to investigate things. However, the accusations of corruptions that emerged in the last quarter have many people questioning how much the current Acting Galactic Council can truly be trusted with the investigations, and calls for the addition of independent investigations are becoming louder,” an Urounaek news caster professionally read off the seemingly endless lines of texts on her teleprompter, while b-footage of recordings of the sitting governments of a diverse number of species played in the background. “Surprisingly, humanity, the largest accuser of corruption in the Galactic Council as well as a front runner in the proclaimed fight for the extended rights of people and especially deathworlders that feel ousted by the Community, and also one of the Myiat’s currently closest military allies, have so far made no official statements or press-releases about the incidents, apart from damming the attack as a violation of intragalactic law as well as the laws of war.”
James passively allowed himself to be doused by the white noise of the TV that Shida had basically been glued to for the last days while he checked through his messages and mails on his phone and laptop. Of course, any of his addresses and contacts that had at some point been public in some way had been absolutely bombarded with a torrent of spam, threats, offerings, accusations, and even more spam. It was a daunting task to sift through all of the messages in an attempt to pick out the few of them that could possibly be useful every day, especially since those were extremely few and far in between, however, he still did it. On the one hand, he did it because he felt that it was his duty to leave nothing untried, no stone unturned, and no resource unused in these dire times they found themselves in. On the other hand, it was a quite time- and labor-intensive yet still comparatively easy task that he could easily waste away hours with without feeling like he was being unproductive.
Of course, all the really important messages he received would be forwarded to him through his more secure contacts that just select people had access to, and therefore the things he did find in his private messages were usually rather menial in comparison, however it was still something.
His hopes of not feeling so left out and abandoned anymore now that shit had thoroughly hit the fan had sadly been short-lived, as it quickly became clear that any broadcasts and statements to the outside world when it come to the topic at hand would be made by actual diplomatic professionals and not by-circumstance Ambassadors that had basically stumbled into their role.
…Which was honestly fair enough, James had to admit. Certainly, people who did this for a living had a much lower chance of screwing everything up and making things even worse than they already were than he did.
However, that did little to quell the nervous and anxious energy within him that just begged to be released in some productive way.
“While official governmental replies are being released by the hundreds by individual species, many collaborative political groups have also proclaimed their intentions to react to the current tensions caused by the attack on Dunnima. For example, many order-collaborations have been sending out invitations for emergency-conferences to possibly discuss a united reaction and collaborative measures to help ease the Galactic Tensions between their members; among others, the collaborative councils of the Tetsudines, Psittacines, Corvids, Hymenoptera, Canines, Skitellifera, Estotsucuvae, and Primates will be gathering within the week to discuss possible measures. Additionally, for the first time in about 12 uniform years, a recently founded, provisional ‘council of deathworlders’ is also inviting possible participants to a first conference, after having reportedly struggled to find an adequate venue for such an event for a few uniform months. This council is the thought-child of representatives of the Lachaxet, Ligormordillar, Roosh’gaack, and Teracheponn territories, who are now trying to get representatives of as many deathworlds as possible to take part in it, claiming it as an important step towards future collaborations between the so-designated worlds and people.” “I wonder who they’re going to invite,” Shida commented as she tensely leaned forwards and absorbed the news with great concentration, her ears opening widely to not miss a single detail. Inside, she was just as rearing to go as James was. But just like him, she was also bound to the orders they were being given. So far, they had both not been called in to reinforce the fleets that were either stationed to more intensely control the borders of their own unified borders or sent out into the cosmos to reinforce the myiat’s defenses after the first attack. However, the military base in Lorraine that they had been staying at for a while now had certainly become a lot emptier ever since the attack, leaving basically only instructors, very fresh recruits and essential personnel behind. And themselves, of course. The constant tramping of boots outside of their doors had been replaced by an eerie emptiness, and their regular trainings-sessions that
they had along with other occupants had also
run dry, as most of the people on a similar level to them had received orders to move. And working with actual trainees didn’t exactly have a lot of appeal to it either. “They have plenty of options,” James mumbled while his eyes flew across rows and rows of recently received mails, going back hour by hour that he had slept while sifting through piles and piles of junk. Finishing off with the mail-service he had used during his Uni-days without having found anything of note, he then switched over to the next tab, where he had opened his miraculously still not out of service work-mail that had been assigned to him during his in hindsight very brief time of working on the G.E.S.-32. He had no idea why exactly it was still in service, but as long as he received messages to it, he was going to check them, even if so far, this had by far been the least useful of his addresses when it came to receiving any messages of actual note. And indeed, it was once again basically all junk. Spam, a death threat, a very angry email from a former coworker, spam, more threats, a clearly fake solicitation from some firm he had never heard of, some news-channel trying to get an interview with him, spam, another news channel, spam, even more threats, spa- He paused for a moment as his cursor hovered over a mail he had apparently received about five hours ago, that had the very brief and uninformative title of “You are invited.” Usually, he would’ve almost instantly disregarded it as clearly some form of spam, however after what he had just heard on the news, it made him raise an eyebrow and quickly check the address it was sent from. Lifting the eyebrow even further as he saw an actual, official government address, he clicked on the mail to open it up. Slowly, his eyes read over the neat lines of text that had been revealed to him, his eyes getting wider and expression becoming more confused and disgruntled by the moment. Was this a joke? “What’s up?” Shida asked, apparently having noticed his expression changing, and just as anxious to do something as he was, she immediately stood up and walked over to him to glance at his screen while her tail swiftly flailed through the air. “One of the threats getting too personal?” James shifted his lips as he gathered his thoughts to reply. “No, I was invited to one of those conferences,” he said, and his eyes quickly double-checked if this invitation was actually addressed towards him and hadn’t just accidentally landed with the wrong person by some sort of blunder. Shida glanced at him in mild confusion, her yellow eyes scanning over his face while trying to read his thoughts from it. “The Deathworld one? That’s not surprising, is it?” she commented with a flick of her ears, before pressing up to his side a bit closer so she could lower herself in a position that would allow her to more easily peek at his mails. “Not only are you a deathworlder, you’ve also been a pretty public figure when it comes to the public fight for more rights. Hell, you probably inspired them to found that whole thing in a way, so of course they want you along for the ride.” James scoffed slightly and turned his screen so she could look at it. “Well, if it was that, I wouldn’t be surprised,” he said and waited a second for Shida to read, seeing her face also slowly turn into a more confused one as she realized what the invitation he had received was for, before he added, “But this is from the council of primates.” Shida looked at the message for a little longer before turning only her eyes towards him. “What the hell do they want?” she asked with clear distrust in her voice. James just shrugged. “A trap? Appeasement? Publicity? Options are numerous,” he said with an exhausted exhale before switching the tab yet again to log into his ‘professional’ mail services, copy-pasting the text of the invitation before forwarding it to a pre-prepared list of people that should probably be informed about this. Shida hissed through her teeth and stood up straight again. “Are you going?” she asked, crossing her arms and glancing down at him. “If I have a say in this? Absolutely,” James replied after hammering the ‘send’ button.
Anything to get out of here and do something at this point. Besides, it would probably give him the opportunity to give some people some serious stern talkings to. “Buuuuut you know how this goes.” “We should keep an eye open who else might get invited to something,” Shida commented after acknowledging his reply with a huff but not responding to it. James nodded. In his periphery, he noticed how Shida’s fingers were starting to dig into her arms as her grip likely inadvertently tightened, and he reached out to rub his hand against her side, wordlessly aiding her with relaxing. “They have plenty of options,” he repeated his earlier statement as he opened the invitation one more time. “You are invited. James Aldwin, Ambassador of Earth by community tradition, you have been officially invited to the emergency conference of the council of primates. Given recent events, the council has decided it is imperative to coordinate a response among the members of our esteemed order. As humanity has so far not had a representative in the council of primates, it has been decided to extend an invitation to you for this conference. This invitation officially grants you access to the venue on Nedstaniot-Station and makes you eligible for a support-fund covering the traveling costs for you and an accompanying group of up to ten (10) companions of your choosing. Should you accept this invitation, please contact us under one of the council of primate’s official addresses to receive access data to the necessary accounts as well as a detailed plan of the venue and scheduled events. Should you not accept this invitation, a message of your declining is not strictly necessary, but always welcome to aid in planning. I hope this message finds you well and am looking forward to possibly meeting you at the venue. Sincerely Klanneifer FF of the Tiasonko. Success to you!” Well, if they weren’t going to regret that…
Alexander clutched the necklace around his neck tightly as he looked into the mirror, taking deep breaths to quell his nerves. Yes, he was nervous. Extremely so in fact. He thought that he would be excited previously, but now that the time had come, he could feel only the nerves. Well, maybe that was understandable. Something like this really didn’t happen every day, after
all. “God, give me strength,” he prayed silently with his hands clutching the symbol of his faith even tighter. Then, he took a minute to, one last time, check if his hair was in place and his robes were immaculate. He couldn’t make a fool out of himself on an occasion like this, after all. His own blue eyes stared back at him from the mirror sternly. Scrutinizing. As if he was judging himself. And he should. After all it was a big day. Taking a moment to judge oneself was important in moments such as this, lest you get complacent
and started to make the wrong choices. Soon after, there was a knock at the door. “Father Mokoena is beginning his sermon, Alexander,” a muffled voice said from the other side. “You should be ready for when you are called upon.” Alexander exhaled deeply and took one last look at the mirror, his gaze wandering from his own eyes down to the pendant around his neck. “I’m on my way,” he then assured the
Brother waiting outside, before stepping away from the dresser with a flourishing movement of his robes. As he stepped out of the cloakroom, brother Anders slightly bowed to him, before stretching out a robed arm to guide him in the right direction. The brother was of the older sort, yet he had held his body in a shape worthy of a temple. Thinning and greying rose-blond hair did little to distract from that, as his wide frame could easily be spotted even through the loosely fitting robes. A man of devotion in more than one way. Alexander moved in a slow and measured way, his head held high, as Brother Anders guided him through the branched and tight back hallways of the old theater that they were holding today’s sermon in. As they got closer to the stage, Alexander could already hear the booming voice of father Mokoena as he addressed the masses from his place on the stage. It was no microphone he heard there, no amplifiers or other speakers. Only the impeccable voice of a devoted preacher. Despite his age, the man had pipes like the largest organ, and still he was speaking at a volume that Alexander wasn’t used to from him. Inhaling deeply, he swallowed for a moment. Hopefully the people would even be able to hear him when he spoke. He certainly couldn’t bellow like the father could. Then again, this was a theater. Maybe his voice would be carried further by the acoustics than he anticipated. It was rare for him to speak in a place like this, after all. For a moment, Alexander thought about houses of faith. All the temples, churches, mosques, synagogues and whatever else he had visited throughout his life. Their large, marbled halls. Their magnificent decorations. The instruments and loudspeakers and all the other tools they were equipped with for impressive…performances. That is what he had always called them. Performances. All those people just playing at faith while all they truly worship was their own selfishness. And yet here he stood in the backrooms of a theater, watching as a father Mokoena gave a sermon on a literal stage and waiting for his cue to join him in the spotlight. What ironic twists fate could take. The theater had been the most sensible option of a place that was for rent for one night and also held enough seats for this many people to come together. Still, he wondered if maybe they should have swallowed the tougher pill and looked for something else. For his liking, this was a bit too close to making a mockery of the event.
The ‘houses of God’ may have been a sinful sham, but was this really much better? Still, what was done was done. And while reflecting on past mistakes was certainly a virtue, getting stuck on them was most decidedly not. They were here now, so they would use what they had. He and Anders finally came to a halt right at the side of the stage, hidden behind the large, red curtain that could be used to cut the stage off from view.
Of course, today, it would stay wide open for the entire time, allowing everyone to witness. “Are you nervous?” Brother Anders quietly asked him, leaning in close to whisper so there was no chance of his voice leaking out and disturbing the Father’s sermon. Alexander smirked in slight anxiousness. “Of course, I am,” he confessed honestly. “It’s not every day you get to make proclamations this weighty…or enemies this powerful.” “Are you afraid of them?” Anders then asked with an almost pitiful look at Alexander, who sighed deeply. “Of course, I am,” he confessed yet again. “I’d be a fool not to be.” The task before him was grand, and his foes, in a way, even grander. There was a reason that the realized that had plagued Earth once upon a time had taken the name of heaven’s general for itself. They were powerful. And they knew it. And that was not even mentioning the force of Earth’s armies, that could turn against them on a whim of fate. Masters over the forces of nature. The undisputed leaders of destructive power.
Those who had managed to best such a powerful being before. Yes, he was afraid. But overcoming fear was a virtue as well. Meanwhile, the sermon was starting to whip up into a louder cadence, as Father Mokoena seemingly began to introduce the important part of the evening. “[…] Many years has he studied and prayed and silence, following the will of our Lord by standing by and reflecting. Keeping humble. Keeping modest. And he has developed into a fine man of faith. Eighteen years of serving and studying under our faith, hidden away in the dark and obscure, waiting for the event that would catalyze his becoming! Now it has finally come. And with it came the time for him to step out into the light! Please welcome with me, oh children of the Lord, our newest ‘Guide’! Guide Alexander Paige!” the Father loudly announced and lifted his arm in the direction of where Alexander still stood out of sight. The bald head of the dark-skinned man reflected the spotlights above while his modest robes swung around from the energetic movement. Meanwhile, Alexander took a deep, calming breath. “Best of luck, Guide Alexander,” he could hear Brother Anders next to him say, and he respectfully bowed to the man before advancing out of the shadows and into the light. His eyes narrowed strongly, and he had to resist the urge to lift his hand in order to protect them from the blinding light that no
w blared down on him. Of course, he did his best to keep his respectful and reverent expression before the Father, however he wasn’t quite able
to entirely resist the pain of the rays stinging into his sight. Still, he advanced with quick yet collected steps all the way up to the side of the Father. “Don’t scream,” he told himself as he prepared his throat for how loud he would have to talk to be heard in a place such as this. The lights were so bright and the rest of the room so dark that he couldn’t see those listening to him, but he still knew they were there. Hundreds of them. Another failure of this chosen venue. He couldn’t even see the faces of those that would listen to his words. How could he claim to speak to them if he couldn’t even look them in the eyes? Well, it was too late now. “Thank you, Father,” Alexander loudly announced as he had finally reached the man, and he did his best to talk as loudly as possible without it escalating into shouts. It was hard to gauge how far his voice carried in this room, and he silently prayed that he would be understood. The Father then reached out his arm, offering his old, worn hand to Alexander. Alexander reciprocated the gesture, taking the Father’s hand with his right, while positioning his left underneath, pressing its palm up against the father’s wrist. Meanwhile, the father lowered his left onto Alexander’s wrist from above, holding his hand as if he was blessing it. “Alexander!” Father Mokoena loudly greeted him, and Alexander almost flinched at the intensity of his voice up close. If that was what it took to be heard around here, then his own words would merely come across as a whimper. He truly hoped that the old preacher was just overdoing it with
his enthusiasm. “You have finally found your treacherous sea, it seems!” “Indeed,” Alexander replied and really just couldn’t measure up to the Father’s incredible voice no matter how he tried. What an impressive organ. “And I am prepared to guide my fellow men through it, towards safer ventures.” “And the Lord shall bless your path!” the Father proclaimed, before taking his hands off of Alexander’s again. “May the Lord bless your path,” a gentle echo came from the unseen crowd. “And yours as well,” Alexander replied quickly, having almost forgotten to do so given the stressful situation. The Father nodded deeply, before stepping away from Alexander and in front of the crowd again for a second, as he raised his arms high and declared, “Tell us about your treacherous path, Guide Alexander, so we
veer from it with you!” Then, with another flourishing movement of his robes, he stepped back and aside, leaving Alexander basically alone in front of the many unseen eyes watching him. Even after years of waiting, he wasn’t truly prepared for this. For the briefest of moments, he imagined just walking off. But no. He had to do this. This is what he had lived for. His entire life up until now had led up to this moment. “I am telling you all no secret when I say that the recent time
s have been turmoil filled ones,” he began to speak, getting right to the matter at hand without any greetings or big introductions. The air around him felt heavy, and the room was so quiet whenever he didn’t speak that he could hear the lights above softly buzzing with electricity. The old wood under his feet gently cracked whenever he shifted his weight, and he was sure that it could be heard all the way up in the top rows whenever it happened. “As all of you who have come together here know, we stand in front of a huge danger. You do not need a guide to tell you that treading in the domain of a realized leads to peril. Such an affront needs no explanation on my side.” He swallowed heavily, truly hoping that they had not all come together to hear him proclaim that he would guide them against the A.I. That was simply no task for a
Guide. Yet hopefully the others understood this as
well and did not think that he was avoiding the threat in order to pick an easier mission for himself. After all, he would still gain its ire with his words, he was sure, even if it was not his declared danger. Swallowing again, he continued, “No, I am here today to talk with you about something else. About someone else. Someone whose words have touched
many; and influenced even more. A man who was thrust into conflict against his will. Hurtled into the chaos, he fought, and the galaxy shook before him.
A man known to the entire Galaxy obviously needs no introduction, but I would still like to take a moment to list James Aldwin’s achievements to give you a better picture of what I am talking about. Before his life was thrust into conflict, he used to dedicate his time to the improvement of life. He took some of nature’s gifts, and he used them to make new things that would aide people in need. Medicine was his claimed goal, and although he never got to reach that state, he had the clear intention to make life easier for many with his inventions, caring little for where they came from. Then, after his life changed for the worse, his focus shifted. Instead of trying to safe the ill somewhere in the future, he instead dedicated himself to saving people right here and now.”
Talking himself up into a bit of a frenzy, Alexander began to walk back and forth on the stage without even fully realizing that he was doing it. The blinding spotlights were still turning everything that wasn’t the stage into a dark, blocked out void. Night had been separated from day, and he was standing in the sun.
“He turned his focus onto those he thought to be like him,” he explained, starting to make wide gestures with his arms that caused his robe to move in flowing downward waves, embellishing his movements even further. “Those whose lives had been thrown into chaos through no doing of their own. Those born into it. Those ousted. Those who felt ‘othered’ by the world. The pariahs. He promised them acceptance, with little care for who they were.”
He then stopped his pacing for a moment to fully face the crowd, his gaze turning upwards so they would all be able to see it.
“Even when faced with one of our world’s greatest calamities asking him to take it in, he did not cave,” Alexander proclaimed, and he could feel himself tapping into potential of his lungs that he didn’t know he had within him, as his voice boomed throughout the theater. “Despite knowing of the danger in his path, he walked it all the way. Truly, what kind of man is it that will turn no one away? What kind of man who puts himself on the wayside to help others? What kind of man that cares not for who or how?” “A Saint!”
a booming echo came back from the crowd, and Alexander could feel the vibrations of their roar beneath his feet as it rolled over him.
“Indeed,” he replied to the people. “After seeing the path he walked, I say that his actions are worthy of nothing less than sanctity!”
A sound came back from the crowd that was hard to describe. It was neither jeering nor cheering, but something entirely in between. A deep rumble that filled the air with almost nonsensical noise as it escaped the mouths of hundreds of people who reacted to his declaration.
Alexander now lifted his arms in a wide arch, as if he wanted to beckon the crowd into an embrace.
“By the Ministry of the Church of the Failed Savior, bestowed upon me as your new Guide, I hereby proclaim James Aldwin as the Patron of Realized Sapience!” he loudly declared, and the noise of the crowd picked up in intensity.
He took a deep breath while letting the sound slowly fade out, although he didn’t wait for the people to be completely quiet before he let his arms sink again and continued in a milder tone.
“Sanctity is a dangerous path,” he said as he began to slowly pace along the stage again, this time with collected, measured movements. “The Saints walk it, and they invite all who will to follow. They do not warn them of the danger. In fact, they encourage all to face it. Proclaiming their path as the right one, they tell all who follow to not stray from it, no matter the danger. It is a dangerous thing indeed, such a Saint.”
He stopped again, but this time, he didn’t face the crowd. Turned to the side, he stared straight ahead, his eyes fixating on a part of the folded, red curtains while his mind went to a different place.
“Saint Aldwin believes himself to walk the right path, and nothing is holy to him, neither on Earth nor in Heaven, man made or God given, but that which allows him to follow it,” he said, still loud, but a lot more restrained in emotion. “He believes himself to be a protector. A shepherd. A…savior.”
This time, the jeering of the crowd was palpable, as the ground once again shook with it. Any sense of good will had disappeared from the noise.
Now, Alexander waited for it to completely die down. Calm and quietly, he stood there without moving a muscle for minutes on end while the sound gradually faded out.
Only when he could have heard a pin drop in the enormous room did he speak up again.
“As your new Guide, I promise to show you the way to the safe road. I promise to disarm traps and sweep away obstacles in your way. I promise to keep my sight on the destination, and to always point you in the right direction should you stay. And…” he paused for a moment to take a deep breath, before he continued louder than before, lifting his head high as he did so. “And I promise to veer you off the paths of all the Saints and Doomed to Fail Saviors who would have you walk with them into hell!”
A cheering broke out in the crowd, going so far that some of the people began to drum their feet on the ground in a wild, rhythmless thunder.
Meanwhile Alexander turned around to face the man behind him.
Father Mokoena had a wide smile on his wrinkled face as he walked back up to him, his hand extended. As they repeated the same gesture they had given each other earlier, the Father loudly announced,
“God bless your path, Guide.”
“Thank you, Father,” Alexander replied with a deep nod. “I am going to need it.”
After a moment, they let go off each other’s hands again, and Alexander wordlessly walked back off the stage, while Father Mokoena already loudly addressed the crowd again.
Behind the curtain just off the stage, Brother Anders was still waiting for him.
“A captivating speech,” the muscular man complimented him with a brief faux applause he hinted at with his hands, not actually clapping so he wouldn’t disturb the sermon. “But was that a reference I spotted in the middle of it there?”
Alexander scoffed at the man.
“All speeches have references,” he said while he passed the Brother, folding his hands behind his back as he went.
Anders looked after him in mild confusion.
“Aren’t you going to stay and hear the sermon?” he asked as Alexander was already disappearing away from the stage again.
“My faith is between me and our Lord,” Alexander explained as he shook his head. “My prayer does not need an advocate.”
No, instead of wasting time listening to a sermon of prayers that he could speak himself, he decided to instead use it to look after those who were in need of his guidance.
Walking back to from whence he came, he passed his earlier cloakroom and traversed the hallways all the way to a larger, much more open changing room, that would usually most likely house droves of actors or other performers in marvelous costumes before they would go out on stage to dazzle the masses.
Today, however, it was home to a much sadder sight.
Laid out on two benches, surrounded by their peers, were two truly pitiful casualties of conflict. As he walked in, their ears twitched and they began to look up in erratic movements, their muscles twitching and shivering as if under immense stress from just the simple movements, and even after their head was lifted, it was stuck in a constant quiver.
Meanwhile, their far healthier compatriots also turned towards him, their gazes dark and eyes sharp, while their agitated tails whipped through the air like angry flails.
“How are you feeling?” Alexander asked the first of the two clearly ill myiat who met his gaze.
“According to the…circumstances,” the man replied, his voice about as jittery as his posture as he spoke. His name was Mirrakshra. A good man, suffering a bad fate.
Meanwhile, one of their healthy compatriots, a dark-skinned fellow with a scar from a cut right over his cheekbone that had accompanied Alexander since back on Dunnima, glared at Alexander with fiery eyes as he saw the kind of robe he wore.
“If you’re going to try some sort of faith-healing bullshit, then I swear to-“ he began, however Alexander cut him off harshly.
“You shouldn’t swear, Eskfotarra. Not on heaven or on Earth,” he reprimanded him with firm words. Then he smirked, “You may promise to harm me all you like, however. But no, that’s not why I’m here. I’m not a fool. I know I can’t work miracles. I simply worry about his wellbeing.”
“It’s al..alright,” Mirrakshra quelled the worries of his friend. “Y-y-you got news?”
Alexander exhaled disappointedly.
“Sadly, yes,” he said and looked away. “It seems that some of our allies have…how do you say…jumped the gun? They attempted to exterminate the affront prematurely, and in the process, have only made it all the more enduring, it seems.”
Eskfotarra scoffed and his ears twitched slightly as his tail slowed to a gradual sway.
“So, she’s out now?” he correctly assumed, and the smirk on his face told of him not finding those circumstances all too disagreeable. An unfortunate choice, but his to make.
“Indeed,” Alexander replied. “And at the scale we’re currently working at, I’m afraid it’s going to be hard to stamp it out.”
By now, the AI might have infected the entire Galaxy. There was no telling of the kind of hardships they would soon face because of it.
However, Eskfotarra just glanced down at his ill friends again as his grimace soured.
“And Aldwin?” he asked darkly.
Alexander lifted his arms with open palms and shrugged.
“Hidden away where we cannot reach him, at least for the moment,” he explained.
The myiat aggressively clicked his tongue and hissed through his teeth.
“Then when will we be able to reach him?” he asked, his claws unfurling on his arm, cutting into the sleeve of his shirt. “It’s high time that he answers for a lot of things.”
In a picture that should be grotesque but could only be described as empathetic, the quivering, injured feline laying before him looked up at his healthy friend with pity, while wrath seemingly consumed Eskfotarra.
“I’m sure he would agree with you there,” he pointed out, seeing as Aldwin had never been shy to point out his own misdeeds. “That is why sooner or later, he is going to make it possible. The danger is the nature of a Saint.”
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2023.03.21 19:02 RussianTrollsStalkMe Putin is a bloodthirsty fascist dictator. Fascists use lies as a weapon, to switch the roles of victim and attacker. German Nazi propaganda claimed Jews were attacking them, not the other way around. Ukraine aren't Nazis. Putin is a Nazi. He's lying, to hide that Ukraine are innocent victims.
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Putin is a threat to the entire free world. Ukraine is the wall.
This war is not just about Ukraine. Putin wants to destroy all western democracies, because democracies oppose dictatorships.
Putin says liberalism has ‘become obsolete’ https://www.ft.com/content/670039ec-98f3-11e9-9573-ee5cbb98ed36
Putin’s quest to build an anti-liberal empire https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2019/07/vladimir-putins-quest-to-build-an-anti-liberal-empire-2
Putin’s Fascism: The admiration of religious traditionalism and hatred of cosmopolitan liberalism is part of the Kremlin’s fascist ideology https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/putins-fascism
The Far Right Doesn't Want to Beat the Left; It Wants to Exterminate It: Every right-wing authoritarian movement has one thing in common: a brutal clampdown on any persons or groups who promote equality. https://psmag.com/ideas/the-far-right-doesnt-want-to-beat-the-left-it-wants-to-eliminate-it
Putin’s Anti-Gay War on Ukraine: A pervasive ideology of “traditional values” has taken hold in Russia, portraying LGBT rights as existential threats to the nation. https://bostonreview.net/articles/putins-anti-gay-war-on-ukraine/
Ukrainian LGBTQ Soldiers Fight Against “Darkness” Of Russian Invasion https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiewareham/2022/03/16/ukrainian-lgbtq-soldiers-fight-against-darkness-of-russian-invasion/
If there’s any fascist here, it’s the Russian dictator. Putin’s attempt to label the Ukraine government as Nazis is beyond irony https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/if-theres-any-fascist-here-its-the-russian-dictator-2gp6l5bwt
Putin uses the same fascist propaganda lies that Hitler used. https://www.reddit.com/AmericanFascism2020/comments/10ylctc/putin_uses_the_same_fascist_propaganda_lies_that/
‘Putin is a fascist’: Hundreds of protesters march for Ukraine in Tel Aviv https://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-is-a-fascist-hundreds-of-protestors-march-for-ukraine-in-tel-aviv/
Russia’s War Has Nothing to Do With “Denazifying” Ukraine https://jacobinmag.com/2022/03/ukraine-antisemitism-pogroms-russia-war-denazification
Fact check: Do Putin's justifications for going to war against Ukraine add up? No. https://www.dw.com/en/fact-check-do-vladimir-putins-justifications-for-going-to-war-against-ukraine-add-up/a-60917168
Ukraine War: Why Putin's Propagandists Claim They're the 'New Jews.' Russia's top propagandists, many of whom have disseminated vicious antisemitism for decades, are now eagerly commandeering Jewish identity and the Holocaust as the next step in the grotesque "Nazi Ukraine" slur https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-ukraine-war-why-russian-propagandists-now-claim-they-re-the-new-jews-1.10675492
Putin's fascists: The Russian state's long history of cultivating homegrown neo-Nazis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-22/putins-fascists-russias-home-grown-neo-nazis/100927582
Video: The Rise Of Neo-Nazism In Russia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV4v31azgQM
Video: Jews burn the Russian flag in support of Ukraine, to counter Putin's fascist propaganda lie that Ukrainians are Nazis. Putin is a bloodthirsty fascist dictator and war criminal who is slaughtering innocent civilians, and the whole world knows it. He's the Nazi. https://www.reddit.com/PutinWatch/comments/uazqlo/jews_burn_the_russian_flag_in_support_of_ukraine/
Russia's war uproots Ukrainian Jews amid false Nazi claims https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/27/russia-war-ukraine-jews/7151171001/
'I'm not running' Meet the warrior Jews fighting back against Putin https://www.thejc.com/news/world/im-not-running-meet-the-warrior-jews-fighting-back-against-putin-7LcuZtx9SlXPl2rFH8ArV3
Ukraine’s Jews Celebrate Wartime Passover in Defiance of Russian Invasion https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraines-jews-celebrate-wartime-passover-in-defiance-of-russian-invasion-11650116455
‘Almost the same as 1941’: Decades later, Ukrainian Jews relive horror as they bunker in synagogue https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/almost-the-same-as-1941-decades-later-ukrainian-jews-relive-horror-as-they-bunker-in-synagogue-20220309-p5a33o.html
First Georgia, Then Ukraine: How Russian Propaganda Justifies Invasions https://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2022/first-georgia-then-ukraine-how-russian-propaganda-justifies-invasions/
Yes, Putin and Russia are fascist – a political scientist shows how they meet the textbook definition https://theconversation.com/yes-putin-and-russia-are-fascist-a-political-scientist-shows-how-they-meet-the-textbook-definition-179063
Before Russia invaded Ukraine, Vladimir Putin had shown himself to be a racist, fascist dictator https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/it-was-clear-putin-was-a-fascist-dictator-before-ukraine-war-scotsman-says-3597914
Russia fought against Nazism but is now itself a fascist state https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/russia-fought-against-nazism-but-is-now-itself-a-fascist-state
Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism: Ivan Ilyin provided a metaphysical and moral justification for political totalitarianism, which he expressed in practical outlines for a fascist state. Today, his ideas have been revived and celebrated by Vladimir Putin. https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/03/16/ivan-ilyin-putins-philosopher-of-russian-fascism/
Ivan Ilyin: A Fashionable Fascist https://ridl.io/en/ivan-ilyin-a-fashionable-fascist/
Yes, Putin and Russia Are Fascist https://www.military.com/daily-news/opinions/2022/04/01/yes-putin-and-russia-are-fascist.html
The Fascist in the Kremlin https://www.politico.eu/article/putin-fascist-in-the-kremlin/
Infamous Russian Troll Farm Appears to Be Source of Anti-Ukraine Propaganda https://www.propublica.org/article/infamous-russian-troll-farm-appears-to-be-source-of-anti-ukraine-propaganda
Video: A Russian whistleblower who used to work in a Russian troll factory as part of Putin's disinformation warfare https://www.reddit.com/PutinWatch/comments/tpqu4s/a_russian_whistleblower_who_used_to_work_in_a/
Video: Former Russian trolls turned whistleblowers speak out about spreading anti-American lies on social media as part of Putin's disinformation warfare https://www.reddit.com/PutinWatch/comments/tlvkg2/former_russian_trolls_turned_whistleblowers_speak/
Rape as a weapon: huge scale of sexual violence inflicted in Ukraine emerges. Women and girls have recounted the abuse they have suffered at the hands of Russian soldiers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ap03/all-wars-are-like-this-used-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-ukraine
Russian soldiers kept women in a basement for 25 days; nine are now said to be pregnant https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/russian-soldiers-kept-women-in-a-basement-for-25-days-nine-are-now-said-to-be-pregnant-20220412-p5actf.html
Russian woman is overheard giving her soldier partner permission to rape locals in Ukraine in intercepted phonecall – telling him ‘use protection and don’t tell me’ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10712835/Russian-woman-overheard-giving-soldier-partner-permission-RAPE-locals-Ukraine.html
Russian state TV warns Putin ‘will use nukes’ if Nato enters Ukraine https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/25/russia-ukraine-war-russia-threatens-nato-with-nukes-16342580/
Putin puts Russia’s nuclear forces on alert, cites sanctions https://www.pbs.org/newshouworld/putin-puts-russias-nuclear-forces-on-alert-cites-sanctions
Putin Is Brandishing the Nuclear Option. How Serious Is the Threat? https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/02/opinion/ukraine-putin-nuclear-war.html
West takes Putin’s nuclear weapons threat seriously https://www.ft.com/content/e12976cf-59be-414e-b90f-56875df79753
Nato steps up defence against chemical and nuclear attacks in response to Russian threats https://www.ft.com/content/737584c8-3dfb-43f2-b6be-e5fcd2bd1cc5
Nato countries set to give Ukraine kits to protect against nuclear and chemical attacks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ma23/nato-countries-to-give-ukraine-kit-to-protect-against-chemical-and-nuclear-attacks
NATO to supply Ukraine nuclear, chemical protection equipment. https://kyivindependent.com/uncategorized/stoltenberg-nato-to-supply-ukraine-nuclear-chemical-protection-equipment/
Russia's Lavrov: Do not underestimate threat of nuclear war https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-says-western-weapons-ukraine-legitimate-targets-russian-military-2022-04-25/
Putin Really May Break the Nuclear Taboo in Ukraine https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-really-may-break-the-nuclear-taboo-russia-ukraine-weapons-attack-war-artillery-shells-fight-11651176309?mod=opinion_featst_pos2
Russian state TV claims Putin is more likely to launch nuclear war than accept defeat in Ukraine https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/putin-nuclear-weapons-world-war-3-b2068986.html
Russian TV host says nuclear war is the most probable outcome of the Ukraine war https://www.reddit.com/BadChoicesGoodStories/comments/ugk2prussian_tv_host_says_nuclear_war_is_the_most/
A top Russian propagandist says war with NATO is starting and Moscow will show ‘no mercy.’ Experts say the threat is ‘nonsensical’ https://fortune.com/2022/04/21/solovyov-propagandist-russia-state-tv-nato-war-sarmat-nuclear-putin/
Russian State TV Comforts Viewers on Nuclear War: 'We All Die Someday' https://www.newsweek.com/russian-state-tv-comforts-viewers-nuclear-war-we-all-die-someday-1701580
Cackling Russian state TV hosts suggest firing Satan nuke at New York – and laugh at killing three million people https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18326808/russian-tv-hosts-laugh-firing-nuke-new-york/
Russian journalist urges Putin to wipe out 'boorish' UK with Satan 2 nuke - after Vladimir claimed to have stopped 'Ukrainian plot to assassinate him' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10758463/Ukraine-war-Russian-state-media-threatens-nuke-UK.html
Putin is sick
and knows that he will die soon
. He wants to go out in a blaze of glory.
Putin wants to start a nuclear war. His entire military strategy is built on using nuclear weapons.
If you support Putin, you support the end of the world.
Video: Arnold Schwarzenegger's message to the Russian people: My father was a Nazi. Don't be like him. Putin is a fascist dictator like Hitler. Don't believe his lies. Don't follow his illegal orders. Don't participate in the illegal war against the people of Ukraine. https://www.reddit.com/PutinWatch/comments/tgkom2/arnold_schwarzeneggers_message_to_the_russian/
International court issues war crimes warrant for Putin https://apnews.com/article/icc-putin-war-crimes-ukraine-9857eb68d827340394960eccf0589253
ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin over war crimes in Ukraine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/icc-judges-issue-arrest-warrant-against-putin-over-alleged-war-crimes-2023-03-17/
The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin https://www.npr.org/2023/03/17/1164267436/international-criminal-court-arrest-warrant-putin-ukraine-alleged-war-crimes
2023.03.21 17:47 autotldr US establishes first permanent military garrison in Poland
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The US has opened its first military garrison in Poland. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: Poland#1 United#2 garrison#3 Polish#4 NATO#5
It follows last year's pledge by President Joe Biden to establish a permanent base - America's first on NATO's eastern flank - in Poland following Russia's invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
While Poland has long hosted US troops on a rotational basis, it had lobbied Washington for that to be turned into a permanent presence.
The garrison - housed in Poznań at Camp Kościuszko, which is named after the 18th-century hero who fought for both Polish and US independence - will act as the headquarters for the US Army's V Corps in Poland.
The US ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, declared that the inauguration of the garrison was a sign that "The United States is committed to Poland and the NATO alliance, and that we are united in the face of Russian aggression".
In recent years, the already close military cooperation between Poland and the US has been further strengthened, with Washington sending additional troops and equipment to Poland in response to Russian aggression.
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2023.03.21 08:37 moeOzayek VW Rabbit (1976)
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2023.03.21 00:29 tikudz trinidad’s medical reform in doable steps
Any nation bests TT.
SHORT TERM, enacted in one year -
- Make health a right, be it public AND private, in the constitution. Currently only public catered to.
- Adopt the UNIVERSAL HEALTH SYSTEM – defined as the state covering medical cost. Barbados, Canada, France, UK, Mexico among the adoptors.
- UHS application to TT –* private doctors and private pharmacy are heavily subsidized to affordable level. Out of pocket is $100 and $20 respectively for citizens.* Remainder, once out of pocket paid by citizens, is given to the doctor and pharmacy quickly by the state.
* FREE - $0 dollars up to age 18; are certain categories: ANY chronic medical condition or disabled; retirement age and up; if pregnant or ex inmate.
* Trinidad’s “two tier” PRIVATE AND PUBLIC system retained - meantime PUBLIC institutions improved by way of better services and more hospitals and specialized centers.
* Cost management - Government negotiated costs for medicine and procedures
– no one place or doctor will charge different from another as government pays fees for citizens. Fees are STRICTLY regulated to keep them affordable and halt overbilling. Fees for all health care services and medicine are set every two years by negotiations between the health ministry and physicians.
* Adopt ideas from number one ranked FRANCE health system.
* Commission a study of foreign health systems and adopt where feasible – such as UK, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Barbados, Canada, Italy, Israel.
- Open a MENTAL HEALTH AND LONLINESS MINISTRY – treating school violence, assessing military and police cadets as well as serving officers and serving the public among its missions.
- Priority surgery - all citizens in need of life saving surgery gets all bills paid by government. The state will begin a drive to speed up their care, as in immediately they are found and aided. Should the care not be available locally, expenses for overseas all state borne.
- Establish local medical school for SPECIALIZATION – to be opened in Trinidad to supply a pool of local professionals, SPECIALIZED DOCTORS above GP with little to no need to go abroad, FREE OF CHARGE. Will expand to include other medical and paramedical training.
- Free medical school – for doctors and staff. Any debt is cleared.
- Adopt South Korean national physical examination – every two years citizens AND foreigners travel to a PHYSICAL EXAMINATION CENTER and undergo a series of ROUTINE EXAMINATIONS: blood work, pap smear, x ray, lung function, ECG, kidney and liver function, blood sugar, stomach cancer screen, dental screen, urine and more.
- CDAP & Children’s Life Fund removed – supplanted by Universal Health – state covered cost for ALL citizens of PRIVATE doctors, facilities and pharmacies, so that free or near nil. (CDAP doesn’t cover all medicine and when government supplied medicine is short, private sources can provide)
- Mercy program - Food delivery for those too ill to shop and cook themselves. The state will deliver nutritionist supervised food free of charge.
- Parental aide program – no matter the economic background a new-born’s parents may apply for an assistant from the government, sent to their residence.
- Healthy eating at state institutions – low fat, sugar, cholesterol, diabetic food and drink are only what permitted at ministries and other government institutions extending to vending machines.
- Food, soda and juice tax – a high tax, designed to reduce consumption of SWEETENED BEVERAGES and food of HIGH SUGAR, FAT, CHOLESTEROL, SALT. This policy intervention is an effort to decrease obesity and the health impacts related to being overweight.
- Subsidized low and zero fat, cholesterol and sugar consumption – a preventative medicine measure, foods, drinks and snacks example: chia, almond butter, sourdough bread, Splenda, versions of chocolate and ice cream, Glucerna, whole wheat, so to healthy processed foods are government subsidized 30% thirty percent to help encourage good health - including foreign brands. Trinidad has very high heart disease rate.
- Ban trans fats – restaurants fry food in oil raising health risk from consumed foodstuff. Business will be mandated to use alternatives.
- 30 minutes tops - Prompt care mandatory. Trinidad doctors right now have patients wait HOURS. Must (keep patients waiting not above half an hour) before patients are seen to under pain of automatic suspension.
- DISSOLVED Medical Board - replaced by a more toothy organization – rather separate to ensure independence. Are led by FOREIGNERS not locals. Responsible for investigating and punishing staff and DOCTORS who are rude, deliver service outside 30 minutes, malpractice.
LONG TERM –
- Second and third cancer treatment centers established – the St. James one added to. A larger, public facility able to support medical tourism and the next in Tobago.
- Ratio – look into increasing doctor to citizen ratio such that doctors are more numerous than present.
- Digital medicine –
* Electronic health record
. Health information in a digital format
. EHRs can be shared across networks.
* Like France’s VITALE
, a DIGITAL SMART CARD
replacing paper medical cards.
* Electronic prescribing
– defined is the computer-based
electronic generation, transmission, and filling of a medical prescription, taking the place of paper prescriptions.
- MULTIPLE hospitals and specilized facilities – only 7 main general hospitals for 1.3 million. Top priority more are constructed.22. Additional medical services and medical tourism - Introduction locally of SPECIALIZED medical health procedures currently sourced abroad, by constructing relevant facilities. Serving locals and for low price, tourists. A source of foreign exchange.
- Medical contruction speed – haste a priority to build facilities and infrastructure. To this end foreign construction workers and architects hired for numbers.
- Establishment of a National Primary Angioplasty Network – treats better with heart conditions backed up by CARDIAC CATH devices installed across the nation, a specialized heart treatment facility and public education.
- Medication delivery - for elderly and those too sickly to reach hospital or pharmacy, a medically certified nurse drops it off at their residence.
- Elderly care nursing homes - a series of free STATE OF THE ART nursing homes constructed both islands, complete with internet and dietician. Are physician operated. Care costs 100 percent state borne - including food, lodging, and medical costs. JAPAN’S geriatric home model will be emulated such as Azalee care centers. Mexico also examined. Private existing facilities are from now state covered.
- Elderly housing – any living in rundown conditions can have their abode fixed or granted a new one if fixing the original impractical. State covered.
- Elderly living communities – are communities government builds to house the elderly (infirm younger people additionally).
- Local medicine and equipment made locally – goal a PERCENTAGE of both, so too herbal medicine included, prioritizing the crucial. Factories built for the purpose.
- Diabetes treatment and research hospital - The Diabetic Wellness Center replaced if needed, the new facility staffed by SPECIALIZED diabetic treatment personnel.
- Medical science institutes and labs – Trinidad shall swiftly establish its own MEDICAL RESEARCH arm.
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2023.03.20 22:26 Agreeable_Sunny How common is it to be misclassified as an IC, and should I report my company?
I get the feeling that this will make me seem naive, but it's taken a lot of time to put the pieces together.
I've been "freelancing" with an A/V company for a couple years. Technically, I started with them before the pandemic but didn't really work regularly with them until Fall 2021. Though it's technically a freelance job, I was on a consistent schedule with them until recently.
Every week, the manager at the location I primarily work at would send out a schedule via Whatsapp and asked me for confirmation. I could always say if I wouldn't be available on a certain day but was often pressured for refusing (at one point, I heard that one of the higher ups was mad that I refused to work on Saturdays for a period of time).
There were about 4 or 5 of us who were considered regulars who would be sent that weekly schedule. There were also others who occasionally worked, either one-offs or sporadically, but they weren't there weekly. However, all of us were considered independent contractors.
Sometime last year, I started to suspect that I was misclassified, but I wasn't that familiar with labor laws. However, as I've learned more over time, I think I've been taken advantage of.
-I never actually signed a contract with them, and in the interview, there was no mention of being 1099. -I filled out an employment application. -I was given an invoice template that I've seen other "freelancers" use. It seems like it was created by the company.
And when it comes to day to day work:
-They provide all the equipment that I use. -I get brought in for a certain time period, but they tell me to do different things, ranging from set/strike or event operation to even things like building work cabinets. Other non-regulars only do what they are brought in to do. -I'm given a list of equipment to use for the events and am sometimes told specifically how to set up the event space.
All this being said, since the beginning of the new year, I've gone from getting 30+ hours of work a week to on average less than 20. And this has been the case for all of the other regulars. Though I have W2 income from last year from another job, I don't know if I can file for unemployment right now. And frankly, I think I should report them and get my tax money back. I think there's a good chance that it would destroy their business as they've recently lost their biggest property, and I worry that they will try to go after me in one way or another.
Just looking for opinions. Thanks.
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2023.03.20 16:34 ujober How to Create Casino Content That Attracts Your Target Audience
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2023.03.20 13:56 Metapia Shape The Future by Our Vision
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OpenNMS is our solution to the various difficulties faced by the current society, and aims to provide a practical path for everyone to explore together. There is a tendency towards technological totalitarianism in the world today, and this has become a fact that cannot be ignored. In this context, individual rights and human independence are gradually disappearing. To this end, we propose a precondition for unorganized spontaneous movement. History has repeatedly demonstrated that no matter what kind of vision an organization has, it will eventually sink into the abyss of centralization and corruption. Therefore, our solution is to establish an open natural currency system, restore the real attributes of currency, and allow individuals to have the most basic rights and interests. OpenNMS is a network that is completely free to enter and exit, and its value is not damaged. This is very important. Historically, the core appeal of the gold and silver standard currency system is to maintain the value stability of the currency holders, so as to complete the exchange.
In the past, the core elements of capitalism's victory in geographical competition, the concept of freedom, openness and non-intervention are being undermined by increasing regulatory intervention. The superiority of capitalism lies in the inherent principle of the efficiency advantage of typical classical distributed computing. Every participant in the transaction Everyone is a computer terminal, and the result of the calculation is the change of the exchange rate. How to return to its essence? We are convinced that OpenNMS is an implementable option. Its logic is an upgraded version of the ancient natural currency network entrusted to the blockchain network. We call it an initiative. Thanks to the current blockchain distributed network, we are expected to achieve thousands of human Years of expectation for common fairness and justice, we hope to build a future-oriented natural currency network through the OpenNMS initiative, protect the basic value of individuals from infringement, and promote the advancement of human civilization.
ChatGPT released the public version at the end of 2022, which indicates that a new era is coming quickly. With the rapid maturity of artificial intelligence technology and the rapid development of various robots, the global population will be close to 10 billion in 2050, and more than 100 billion units of various AI-like robots serve human beings, and a new independent species "silicon-based intelligent body" will appear on the earth. During this period, the accumulation rate of global wealth value will reach an unimaginable range, and the supply of robot-friendly currency required will also be the same. beyond our imagination. With the explosive growth of AGI technology, more than 90% of the world's non-physical production jobs will be replaced by AI, and this proportion of humans will face a new survival choice. This timeline may be much shorter than we imagined. In the long run, human physical production functions will eventually be replaced by AI machines. As for whether intelligent work will be replaced, we believe it is only a matter of time.
Earth civilization is entering the process of global AI computerization. Various scenarios where human beings are managed or even controlled by AI are no longer scenes in science fiction, but the upcoming reality. As Homo sapiens, how can we survive this process? It is a major issue that we must face together, and we think that OpenNMS is one of the implementable plans, which can help us define ourselves as the source of value , and pass these values to AI bots or other applications, so as to serve our consumption value, creativity value and production means value. Only in this way can we realize the possibility of continued existence now and in the future. Otherwise, the end result is self-evident.
At the turn of history, geopolitical disputes arising from conflicts and contradictions have brought the world into a state of rapid change and uncertainty. The idea of this initiative is to balance this visible fact with another option to avoid a crisis by deploying participation early 1. Currency model deduction
Here is a currency network simulation of primitive tribes
In the primitive era, there was a natural tribe with (100) people. These (100) people depended on each other. Only when everyone cooperated together could they complete the mission of survival and reproduction. These (100) people had to exchange with each other for a unit of living materials every day. All these materials can be completed by (100) individual division of labor and cooperation. Every day they have to exchange for a unit of survival supplies
• V: Currency Value: Average Purchasing Power (1)
• X: Currency constant: the initial state should be units of survival necessities such as food tools,
Now can be USD or other major currency (1)
• C: Circulation scale (number of people): community size (100)
• E: Exchange Frequency: Transactions per day - Dependency (99)
• M: Total Supply: The total amount of money in the market (9,900)
Everyone needs to exchange with other (99) individuals every day, so each person needs to have at least (99) units of currency to successfully complete these transactions. In the process, each person needs to pay (1) unit of currency to other (99) individuals, and will also receive (1) unit of currency from other (99) individuals, and everyone in between will eventually complete (99 ) transactions. A total of (9900) transactions have been completed, their interdependence value is (99), the number of individual exchanges per day is (1), and the total currency unit required is (9900), in order to ensure that everyone in the village can get Necessary survival supplies.
When some of the wallets are less than (99) currency units, the transaction will be blocked, that is, someone will go hungry or other unfavorable survival conditions will appear. Putting it in the modern context is an economic crisis.
If there are more than (99) units of currency in the wallet, the transaction will go smoothly, at least no one will starve and there will be an existential crisis. The extra currency units can boost production and wealth begins to accumulate.
The formula explained to us: currency is neither necessarily gold, silver, copper, iron, nor credit, it can exist in any form agreed by the group. The main purpose of currency is to promote the circulation of commodities and ensure smooth transactions. It serves as a record of transactions, and there is no essential difference from engraving a mark on a wooden stick. The modern phenomenon of borrowing and lending is actually a way to make up for the lack of money, and it has the same meaning as writing credit on the blackboard of a store.
As the bitcoin designed by Satoshi Nakamoto becomes a reality and the blockchain technology matures, it shows that the natural currency network can exist independently in the community without the intervention of a third party.
Applying the formula to today's economic environment, we find that the money supply is often insufficient, leading to periodic economic crises. The specific reason is the diversity and randomness of currency sources, market exchange is blocked, and the calculation results of supply and demand cannot be transmitted in time, resulting in insufficient currency supply. The rise and fall exceeded the economic stabilization threshold. With the artificial intelligence of economic development, the diversity and complexity of economic activities, as well as the implicit correlation, have not been detected by the existing exchange system, and the correlation effect generated by the feedback bias eventually leads to a Money has often become substantially disconnected from the real economic environment.
We have simulated many current situations, including economic conditions, exchange rates, transaction activity, liquidity and influence, etc., and most of them have obtained relevant data close to the facts.
The following are the simulation results of the status quo of some currencies
USD: The current value is USD1.067251461988
CNY: The current value against the US dollar is 1USD=CNY9.441860465116
BTC: The current value is USD14,532,476.19
ETH: The current value is USD4,090,909.09
XEN: The current value is USD0.001150336033
XEN: When mining resources are exhausted before 2030, its value is expected to reach USD0.218840908123
During the data collection, we verified and proofread as many times as possible to obtain the data closest to the facts. Through the horizontal comparison simulation formula, we showed the relationship between currency and the economy, and how each variable affects the direction of economic development. We will use the above data Building the initial conditions for the implementation of the initiative.
What I want to explain here is that the public data of the U.S. dollar is relatively complete. The data we collected have not been subject to subjective adjustments, and the results obtained are close to the facts. The data in the euro zone is relatively scattered and it is difficult to make a complete summary. So we skip a part , CNY’s data import has some subjective judgment elements for reference only. The encrypted currency is directly presented by the data import calculation on the public chain. In particular, it should be pointed out that the data of XEN is only the data on the ethereum chain as the feed of the generator. .
According to history and the derivation of the above formula, a stable currency system needs a head anchor to achieve group consensus so that the network can operate stably. With the development of modern society, the form of wealth has changed from material wealth to the existence of non-material forms of data patterns. Therefore, the currency network needs a matching non-material form of data to achieve group consensus, just like precious metals match physical wealth. We can regard the entire currency system as a distributed computing network. Each individual using currency is a computing terminal, which calculates the trivial matters that people deal with in their daily lives, and the change of the exchange rate is the presentation of the calculation results. We can only participate in it. Only by importing our ideas into the whole system for calculation can we get the results we expect, that is to say, our rights will be realized through OpenNMS.
2. OpenNMS structure
(Independent individual generally refers to an independent unit participating in communication, which can be a human, AI, robot, etc., or an independent unit that combines pets and network machine responders)
In this way, the exchange efficiency in all aspects can be greatly improved, and the deviation can be corrected through real-time data feedback to achieve market equilibrium.
This also makes the global open multi-party non-transit cross-border settlement a simple and fast reality. 3. Brave New World
Imagine, there is a free space around our heads, where there are opportunities, where there is no worldly constraint, it is a virgin land to be developed.
A hundred years ago, Turing discovered this new continent and laid the foundation for today's silicon-based new continent.
In this new continent, we can enjoy the advantages of an "offshore highland", free from taxation and coercion. We interact in a free-web environment, guided only by the rules of the code and the ethics we all need to abide by.
OpenNMS is the common treasury of this new continent and the first cornerstone of the fourth human civilization. The OpenNMS network provides funds for all new immigrants who join in the development of this virgin land. Here, personal sovereignty is supported and recognized by everyone, and it has become our common creed. Every participant has obtained his own currency sovereignty. Brand-new ideas and advanced science and technology will sprout and emerge here.
This is a social engineering experiment of the New World, comparable to the great voyages of discovery, where our imagination and creativity are realized, and here we pursue the ultimate goal of permanent peace and coexistence. 4. Initiative implementation
The concept of OpenNMS established MBTC/XUSD, METH/XUSD, XEN/XUSD, transaction pools on UNISWAP, as the subject matter of OpenNMS1.0 version, XUSD/MEUR, XUSD/MCNY, the initial verification model used to verify the feasibility of the initiative , and bridges linking with the Old World. The ultimate goal of the experiment is to connect and communicate the entire new and old currency systems
OpenNMS only maintains the bottom line of the reasonable value of the stablecoin transaction target in a specific period of time to ensure that the interests of the participants are not damaged. The experiment will continue to be open until a complete and stable exchange environment corresponding to the existing currency is established. The nature of the OpenNMS experiment
- The goal of the OpenNMS initiative: to return the coinage right to everyone, so that every independent individual becomes the starting point and the end point of value.
- The community grows naturally: OpenNMS has no core team, no governance body, and no management structure. All early members who participated in the initiation contributed their opinions and values as volunteers, so as to prevent conflicts of interest with stakeholders , ensuring that everyone involved in the initiative benefits. During a period of time when the initiative has formed a broad social consensus, we only add exchange components and focus on maintaining the stability of the entire exchange structure. The ultimate goal is to completely decentralize and flatten.
Anyone can join OpenNMS in any way to explore the development model together. We look forward to deeply rooting OpenNMS in the community as soon as possible, so that the role of providing liquidity is completely provided by community members. You can be a banker, trader, merchant, designer, technician , social activists, or some new roles, any existing monetary system can obtain the value confirmation of all human beings by bridging OpenNMS. We anticipate that the Commonwealth of Consciousness will be the final state of the OpenNMS network.
- Anti-liquidity attack: The original intention of the experimental design is to protect the interests of participants by estimating the demand scale of the future market, presupposing sufficient supply, and effectively defending against liquidity attacks, while avoiding oversold conditions in the encryption market Losses, unanchoring of short-term local scope may be inevitable, but will soon adjust back to the relevant interval.
- Contributors to the encryption world: OpenNMS can provide abundant liquidity in the encryption field, solve the long-term problem of periodic and sharp declines caused by lack of liquidity in this field, and can also become the behavioral standard of centralized exchange intermediaries. OpenNMS is built on a long-term market-proven and representative native cryptocurrency as the base anchor, and has a stable source of native cryptocurrency, so as to build a series of complete natural swap mechanisms on the existing mature infrastructure. It is called "native stable exchange system", or a mature "natural state stable trading environment". It is foreseeable that the community can provide sufficient liquidity for the entire encryption environment, and projects that conform to the universal value of human beings will receive sufficient financial support. At the same time, participants' encrypted assets can also return to their true value, instead of being forced to participate in a zero-sum game in a distorted market environment and damage their own "original value".
- Donation and feedback: As shown in the initiative, OpenNMS is still a public welfare movement. In order to cope with daily equipment such as GAS and data generation, it still has some fixed expenses. We also accept generous donations from the public. In order to promote the realization of our common vision as early as possible, and in order to record and reward donors, we will send back the equivalent of Elements tokens as a tribute to your good deeds. Donors can directly trade USDT/MELE on Uniswap to donate , the initial feedback value is 1:1. The feedback method depends on the progress of the initiative, but it will not exceed the scope of repurchase with exchange proceeds. We will also give back Elements to volunteers, social activists and community builders as a counter A tribute to their public service.
Large donations can be made through the following addresses:
address ethereum chain: 0x25803Ff2A8C4E3a37976Ad3CC53F02c9944B804B
- Destruction and termination intervention: When the OpenNMS structural environment reaches market equilibrium, the remaining coins will no longer enter the market circulation and will be burned. Then, the entire initiative will naturally develop in the community and enter a deflationary stage. Before that, if there is a common protocol approved by the community, which can perfectly solve the problem of circular redistribution, we will completely transfer the remaining quota to this protocol, and the goal of the whole initiative will be perfectly realized.
We propose the highly imaginative natural currency network OpenNMS, which embeds a sufficient monetary foundation for the ecosystem of the fourth civilization. All experimental data involved in this program is recorded on an honest and sustainable blockchain infrastructure. Any rules and incentives follow the basic consensus of the blockchain, and all transaction history will always exist in the blockchain.
Our mission is to ensure that OpenNMS is a currency system that is friendly to the general public - benefiting all mankind from the benefit of individuals.
If OpenNMS is successfully created, this initiative could boost the global economy and help us advance universal human justice by infinitely increasing the abundance of laterally connected fluidity. OpenNMS has the potential to enable entirely new ways of life and capabilities for everyone; we can imagine a world in which we all have access to the financial help we need to accomplish nearly every creative task, a tribute to human ingenuity. Intelligence and creativity provide great force multipliers.
On the other hand, it may also present risks of abuse and community chaos. Since OpenNMS is completely open and unstoppable, early entrants have a significant multiplier effect on funding. We expect the community to form a benign code of ethics and direct energy in the direction of goodwill and moral advancement.
Compared to other applications, the OpenNMS initiative does not develop towards the front end, but builds on existing mature building blocks, which allows participants to avoid weakening their portability value: This is the original idea of OpenNMS, and the evolution of LP individuals compete with each other to continuously optimize the exchange cost, and participants obtain continuous benefits. In fact, OpenNMS will evolve in a way that we can't be sure of, and almost no one can predict the evolution model of the system. But we know it can be a solid awareness community. Human collective preferences and value output will jointly determine the future development direction of OpenNMS.
The success of OpenNMS may be in the near or distant future; from the initial single-digit exchange matrix, the evolution to geometric progression, and the take-off speed of more powerful whole-society participation may be very fast. Many of us felt that longer timelines seemed more conducive to the health of initiatives, while slower take-off times gave the community more time to empirically figure out how to map value relationships and how to adapt. In the end, we believe that the completion of community location replacement as soon as possible is crucial to the development of OpenNMS, and it is also more conducive to the decentralization and flattening of the system, so that the system completely belongs to all mankind, operates and develops according to the collective values of mankind, and actually completes the initiative The main demands of the network: complete decentralization, non-interference, non-tampering, and perpetual existence.
While we cannot predict exactly what will happen, we can articulate the principles that concern us most:
Resisting technology is not what the initiative is about. Instead, we hope that OpenNMS will empower individuals to thrive amidst this unprecedented technological boom. We want to maximize our individual abilities. We hope that the future of mankind is a successful utopia. Make OpenNMS an amplifier for everyone.
We want the benefits of OpenNMS, minting rights, and community self-government to be shared widely and fairly.
References: Major historical events in the history of currency development The following are the historical events of gold currency around the world from 2600 BC to the present: Around 2600 BC, the pharaohs of Egypt began using gold as currency. In 546 BC, the Persian Empire began minting gold coins. In 312 BC, the Roman Republic began using gold coins. In 610 AD, Islam began to use gold as a medium of exchange. In 1284 AD, Venice, the Italian Republic, began to mint gold coins and became one of the European financial centers. In 1489 AD, the earliest banknotes were issued by the Ming Dynasty and exchanged for gold. In 1717 AD, Britain established a national bank for gold exchange, and countries all over the world followed suit. In 1875 AD, the Latin Currency Union was established, aiming to fix the gold content of each member's currency and promote international trade. In 1933, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the confiscation of gold from citizens and the abolition of the exchange of gold for U.S. dollars. In 1944, the Bretton Woods Agreement was signed, stipulating that the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and gold was 35 U.S. dollars per ounce. In 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon announced the cancellation of the direct exchange relationship between the U.S. dollar and gold, ending the Bretton Woods agreement. In 1999, the European Monetary Union was established, and the euro began to circulate as a currency. History of the gold standard 1. In 1816, the United Kingdom promulgated the "Gold Standard Act", making Britain the first country to implement the gold standard system. 2. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, British monetary policy was largely based on transactions and liquidity in the domestic and international bullion markets. 3. Britain's gold standard was suspended during World War I and not restored until 1925. This system was abandoned in 1931. During the gold standard period, British monetary policy focused on maintaining gold reserves and adjusting interest rates. The implementation of the gold standard system enhanced the stability of the British pound and made it the center of world trade and finance. 4. The International Monetary System Agreement signed by 44 countries at Bretton Woods in 1944. Its main purpose is to stabilize exchange rates and strengthen international cooperation in international trade and finance. 5. The Bretton Woods system stipulates that participating countries must peg their currencies to the US dollar, which is pegged to gold. The exchange rate of each country's currency is affected to some extent by the exchange rate of the US dollar and gold. 6. In the Bretton Woods system, the dollar-gold fixed exchange ratio is 1 ounce of gold to 35 dollars. This ratio is known as the "$35 an ounce gold standard." Under this system, the currencies of other countries also have a fixed exchange rate relationship with the dollar because they are all tied to the value of the dollar and make the United States the center of world trade and finance. 7. The Bretton Woods system worked well for a few decades after it was signed in 1944, but over time the US trade deficit and domestic inflation started causing problems with the fixed exchange rate between the dollar and gold. 8. In 1971, US President Nixon announced the abolition of the fixed exchange rate between the US dollar and gold, which also meant the collapse of the Bretton Woods system. Since then, countries around the world have adopted free exchange rate regimes. The accompanying collapse of the Bretton Woods system also heralded a transformation of the global economic and financial system. The free floating exchange rate system has replaced the fixed exchange rate system, and the openness of the global financial market has been further improved, which has promoted the growth of international trade and investment. The experience and lessons of the Bretton Woods system have also had a profound impact on the development and operation of today's global financial system. The International Monetary Fund and other international institutions try to maintain the stability and development of the global economy by stabilizing exchange rates, financial regulation and risk management. Global Dollar Boom The global dollar boom refers to the period between 1945 and 1971, which is considered to be the golden age of the dollar's dominance of the global economy. The main reasons include: After World War II, the United States became the only country with nuclear weapons, so it has huge influence in the international political arena. The economic strength of the United States grew rapidly after the war and became the largest economy in the world. In 1944, at the Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire, the United States led the formulation of the global monetary system, designated the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency, and used gold as the convertibility guarantee of the U.S. dollar, which further strengthened the status of the U.S. dollar in the world. The Cold War policy and military foreign policy of the United States, including providing military and economic assistance to countries such as Europe and Japan, strengthened the influence of the United States in these countries. During this period, most countries around the world pegged their currencies to the U.S. dollar to ensure the stability of their currencies. The prosperity of the American economy also led to the growth of the global economy, making this period a golden age in the history of the global economy. However, this period eventually ended with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, when the United States ended direct convertibility of gold into dollars, leading to turmoil in the global monetary system, and problems of recession and inflation ensued. Mundell-Fleming trilemma Also known as the impossible three-item merger, it is a theory proposed by the economist Mundell, referring to the fact that a country wants to achieve three goals: fixed exchange rate, independent monetary policy and free capital flow, which can only be achieved at the same time Two of these goals, but three goals cannot be achieved at the same time. That is to say, when three goals exist at the same time, one goal must not be realized, and there is an inevitable conflict. non-physical production jobs Non-physical production jobs are those jobs that do not require direct involvement in the manufacture of items or the transfer of matter. These positions mainly involve the processing and production of information, data, documents, software, etc., such as software development, website design, data analysis, marketing, financial analysis, consulting, etc. The working process of these positions is mainly concentrated on computers or other digital devices, which can collaborate and communicate remotely through the network and the Internet, and usually do not require on-site operations or physical manufacturing. Fourth civilization The fourth civilization refers to a new type of civilization emerging on the basis of digitization and information technology. It is different from the previous three civilizations (i.e. gathering civilization, agricultural civilization, and industrial civilization) because digitalization and information technology have brought unprecedented ways of communication and innovation to human beings, and have changed all aspects of human society, including social, economic , politics, culture etc. The fourth civilization is generally regarded as an important stage in the history of human civilization, and it can also be called silicon-based civilization. editor's note: Looking back on this period of history, we found that the gold dollar system exported stable liquidity to the world, allowing the development of global economy and technology to enter a 30-year period of rapid and stable development. The basic development of the Internet and computer technology we enjoy today all come from this During the period, until today, the United States has maintained and repaired such a global system at its own expensive cost. The future may be an era of humanistic monetarism, allowing its maintenance costs to be distributed to every beneficiary individual.
2023.03.20 10:20 lukafromchina Medium frequency electrotherapy instrument, the function and side effects of medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
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The medium-frequency therapeutic instrument is a kind of electrotherapy, which uses 1KHz-100KHz current for treatment. The low-intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument, which has been widely used in China for more than 20 years, is based on the original low-frequency therapeutic instrument (electroacupuncture instrument). Some mid-frequency components are introduced.
The intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects; exercise muscle; promote blood circulation; soften scars and loosen adhesions. Widely used in clinical practice, it is also one of the necessary products for rehabilitation physiotherapy departments at all levels.
- Type: modulated intermediate frequency, interference signal
- Features: small impedance, more passing current, deeper effect
- Function: relieve pain, exercise muscles, promote local blood circulation, soften scars, and loosen adhesions.
Features of medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
- Analgesic effect
a) Masking effect
A certain frequency of medium-frequency current can cause comfortable tremors and muscle tremors, and excite the thick fibers that mainly transmit the sense of touch and pressure, covering up the pain sensation transmitted by thin fibers and c fibers. Analgesic effect. This is the so-called masking effect. Tremor induced by intermediate frequency current is an appropriate stimulus for masking effect.
b) The theory of producing analgesic substances
Studies have proved that after the human body is electrically stimulated, the nervous system can release some substances with analgesic effect (endorphins), which increase the content in nerve tissue, cerebrospinal fluid and even plasma. So as to achieve the purpose of pain relief.
c) Gate Control Theory
Intermediate frequency current can cause obvious tremor and muscle tremor, easy to excite thick fibers, excite SG cells, and close the gate. Inhibit the activity of T cells, thereby reducing or hindering the transmission of pain impulses to the central nervous system, so as to achieve the purpose of analgesia.
- Build muscle
Similar to the low frequency pulse current, the intermediate frequency current modulated by the low frequency of 1-150Hz can cause muscle contraction. It is used to exercise muscles, prevent muscle atrophy, improve smooth muscle strength, and adjust autonomic nerve function. The medium frequency current has little irritation to the skin and is not easy to cause pain; it has no electrolytic effect and is not easy to damage the skin, which is conducive to long-term treatment; the human body has good tolerance, and the current has a greater depth of action.
- Improve blood circulation
Intermediate frequency promotes local tissue blood circulation and lymphatic reflux. The skin hyperemia reaction is not obvious when the current is applied once and immediately after stopping the effect, but it is more obvious after stopping the treatment for 10-15 minutes. Among several intermediate frequency currents, the effect of the intermediate frequency current modulated at a low frequency of 50-100 Hz is stronger.
Intermediate frequency current has a good therapeutic effect on some chronic non-specific inflammation. It is mainly due to the improvement of local blood circulation after the application of intermediate frequency current, the acceleration of absorption and transportation of inflammatory products, the enhancement of nutrition and metabolism of local tissues, and the improvement of immune function.
- Soften scars and loosen adhesions
Intermediate frequency current has a good effect on softening scars and loosening adhesions. Because medium-frequency current stimulation can expand the gap between cells and tissues, the adhesive connective tissue fibers, muscle fibers, nerve fibers, etc. will move and then separate.
The specific operation of the medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
Different current prescriptions can be selected according to the patient's condition, and the two electrodes are opposed or juxtaposed to the treatment site. The intensity of the therapeutic current depends on the tolerance of the patient. When the current is turned on, there will be tremors, twitching sensation or muscle contraction under the electrode, which is easy to tolerate. Generally, each prescription is treated for 15-20 minutes, once a day, and 7-15 days is a course of treatment.
Applicable range of medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
Rehabilitation Department: Frozen shoulder, lumbar disc herniation, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic prostatitis myositis, delayed fracture union, Raynaud's disease, etc.
Neurology: suitable for migraine. Tension headache, trigeminal neuralgia, brachial plexus and intercostal neuralgia, autonomic dysfunction, sleep disturbance, peripheral nerve injury.
Otorhinolaryngology and Obstetrics: All infections and chronic diseases are treated according to the cause.
Scar, scar contracture, postoperative adhesion, intestinal adhesion, post-inflammatory sclerosis, post-injection induration, penile induration, hematoma organization, stenosing tenosynovitis, muscle dysfunction after nerve or muscle injury, disuse muscular atrophy, surgery Hindgut paralysis, urinary retention, constipation, vocal cord paralysis, gastroptosis, etc.
Precautions for the use of intermediate frequency therapeutic equipment
- The conductive surface of the silicone rubber electrode should be kept fully moist, otherwise there will be obvious acupuncture. Apply water directly on the black conductive surface of the electrode sheet, or pad a cotton cloth completely soaked in water. Note that the cotton cloth should be flat and whole, one piece on each of the two electrodes, and it is forbidden to use rough cloth such as towels.
- Please keep away from the interference environment, do not use mobile phones, high-frequency electricity, strong magnetic field such as microwave, ultrashort wave and other equipment; please use an independent power socket to power the physiotherapy device.
- It is suggested that the output intensity should not be greater than 40mA. When the patient still has no feeling, stop the operation and check whether the therapeutic device is malfunctioning.
- After the electrode is fixed to the human body, do not switch the power supply to avoid electric shock. The electrodes should be fixed after turning on the machine and removed before turning off the machine.
- Regularly check whether the electrode plate is aging; whether the electrode wire is loose at the interface of the fuselage; whether the electrode wire and the electrode plate are in poor contact; There will be black oxide attached to it, please remove it before use).
- After 1-2 courses of treatment for the same patient (1 course of treatment is 7-10 days), it should be used intermittently for 3-5 days to achieve better curative effect.
- During the treatment, it is strictly forbidden to move the fixed electrode plate at will, so as to prevent the electrode plate from loosening and shocking the patient.
- When the silicon rubber silicon electrode plate has been used for more than 3 to 5 months, the resistance should be checked. When the resistance exceeds 200Ω, a new electrode needs to be replaced. Please use a multimeter to measure the resistance of the opposite corner of the electrode sheet or connect the output line to the electrode sheet to measure the resistance together (you can also send the electrode sheet back to the factory for measurement).
Effects and side effects of medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
The role of medium frequency electrotherapy instrument
The treatment principle of the medium-frequency therapeutic instrument is a new type of physical therapy instrument combining modern electronics, magnetic therapy and traditional Chinese medicine viscera and meridians. Its treatment mode for the human body is similar to the acupuncture and moxibustion method of traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy. It uses intermediate frequency pulse current to dredge different acupuncture points of the human body, thus achieving various therapeutic effects such as heat therapy, acupuncture and electrotherapy in traditional Chinese medicine. It is an exaggeration to say that owning an intermediate frequency therapeutic device is compared to hiring a Chinese medicine physiotherapist at home, and you can use it whenever and wherever you want, which can save a lot of time. Of course, there is no doubt about the effect of using the intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument.
Side effects of intermediate frequency therapeutic apparatus
In terms of the safety of use, after all, the intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument operates through electric current. If the product itself has quality problems, there may be leakage of electricity, which will pose a safety hazard. Reliable big brand. Then, when using the therapeutic device, if the current load is unstable, it will not only damage the device itself, but also endanger the user. Therefore, if using the intermediate frequency therapeutic device, it must be protected against short circuit to ensure the safety of electricity use.
Electronic therapy devices should also have corresponding safety protection functions. If the safety of the therapeutic instrument itself is not good, it may cause new physical damage to consumers. When the dealer says "very safe", consumers can quickly identify whether it has some important safety protection functions by simply browsing the instruction manual of the instrument or simply operating the instrument.
However, during the treatment process of the intermediate frequency therapeutic instrument, the current will fluctuate greatly due to the instability of the load, which may not only damage the instrument, but more importantly, cause electric shock to the patient, and the safety of the treatment is not good. This instrument does not meet industry standard requirements for current stability. The therapeutic device has no short-circuit protection function, nor does it have a constant current source output function. The short circuit protection function is to protect the therapeutic device from being damaged due to the short circuit of the output line, and the constant current source output function is to protect the user, and the output current will not fluctuate to ensure the safety of treatment. https://www.arshinemedical.com/Industry-information/medium-frequency-electrotherapy-instrument-the-function-and-side-effects-of-medium-frequency-electrotherapy-instrument
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2023.03.19 01:03 FitInvestigator5945 Thursday, March 16, 2017 THE RESTLESS WRITER January 22 2016 A LIST OF FUTURE BLOG POSTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS TALES OF AN ALL NIGHTER THE RESTLESS WRITER January 22 2016 A LIST OF FUTURE BLOG POSTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS TALES OF AN ALL NIGHTER
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THE RESTLESS WRITER January 22 2016 A LIST OF FUTURE BLOG POSTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS TALES OF AN ALL NIGHTER THE RESTLESS WRITERJanuary 222016A LIST OF FUTURE BLOG POSTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEARSTALES OF AN ALL NIGHTER MY PEN NAME IS DAVID CRICHTON. DAVID IS MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER’S NAME. MICHAEL CRICHTON IS THE NAME OF MY FAVORITE AUTHOR. R.I.P M. CRICHTON. I JUST TURNED 26YRS OLD LESS THAN A MONTH AGO ON DECEMBER 29TH. I AM A DORKY NERD WHO TUCKS MY PANTS INTO MY SOCKS. I DO IT BECAUSE I AM THE ONLY ONE I’VE SEEN DOING IT REGULARLY. IT KEEPS MY ANKLES WARM IN THE WINTER AND I DON’T LIKE STEPPING ON MY PANT’S LEGS. I WAS RAISED WITH AN APPRECIATION FOR READING AND WRITING. MY PARENTS WERE BOTH TEACHERS. MY MOTHER MADE SURE I COULD READ AT THE TOP OF MY CLASS AND I NEVER LOST THAT ABILITY. SHE ENCOURAGED THE USE OF MY GOD GIVEN GIFT OF SMART WRITING SKILL AND POETRY. I NEVER SAW POETRY AS A WAY I WOULD ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE A LIVING FOR MYSELF IN ADULTHOOD BUT MY MOTHER CONTINUALLY KEPT ME WRITING FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. BEFORE EVERY BIRTHDAY PARTY OR SPECIAL FAMILY FUNCTIONS LIKE A BABY SHOWER, SHE WOULD PUT ME ON THE SPOT IN THE CAR. “DAVID, TODAY IS MONA’S BABY SHOWER, I WANT YOU TO WRITE A POEM REAL QUICK, HERE’S THE CARD. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT.” I DID IT EVERYTIME WITH NO SCRATCH PAPER. I HAVE BEEN WRITING POEMS SINCE AGE 7. THIS IS MY LAST YEAR BEFORE I CAN SAY I HAVE BEEN WRITING POETRY FOR 20YEARS. AT 15 I FINISHED MY FIRST POETRY JOURNAL. AT 35 I CAN SAY I’VE BEEN WRITING POETRY JOURNALS FOR 20YEARS. I’VE BEEN AT IT FOR 10YEARS PLUS. BY THE TIME OF MY 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS AN INDEPENDENT POETRY WRITER I CAN SAY I HAVE ALMOST 5-10 POETIC NOVELS SELF PUBLISHED.I AM NOT LOOKING TO BE PUBLISHED MAJORLY, I AM LOOKING TO BE DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE. I AM SEEKING A WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL MORE SO THAN A PUBLISHING DEAL. I CAN SELF PUBLISH AND HAPPILY COLLECT THE FULL ROYALTIES MINUS FEES PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED. I AM LOOKING FOR A CO-MANAGER OR AGENT TO HELP ME WITH GETTING GIGS AND BRANDING MY OWN PUBLISHING COMPANY, CRICHTON PUBLISHED INC. I AM LOOKING FOR A TEAM OF MARKETERS TO HELP ME IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ME ON FOR FREE UNTIL WE ARE GENERATING INCOME AS A TEAM I’LL GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR LIFE AND A PERCENTAGE OF MY EARNINGS OR ROYALTIES. I’LL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE OF COURSE.THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION POST TO MY FUTURE BLOGS PROMOTING MY VIEWS ON THE WORLD. .POST NUMBER ONE:SOCIETYI BELIEVE SOCIETY IS ALWAYS DUE FOR A CHANGEI BELIEVE SOCIETY IS INCREDULOUSLY DERANGEDI BELIEVE SOCIETY IS ENGAGEDIN KEEPING US ENSLAVEDI BELIEVE SOCIETY PROPAGATES THE STATUS QUOTHIS MESS WE ARE IN, THE ONLY WAY TO ACTIVELY KEEP US ENSLAVEDI BELIEVE TELEVISION IS 75% OWNED BY THE DEVILI BELIEVE IT IS ONLY USED TO KEEP OUR MIND ON A DESIRED LEVELI BELIEVE IT’S DAILY PROGRAMMINGIS AIMED AT PRO JAMMINGOUR OWN SENSESIN WHICH WE ARE RENDERED SENSELESSI BELIEVE SOCIETY PROMOTES HATEA PROBLEM THEY WANT TO KEEP ENDLESSI BELIEVE SOCIETY IS RUNBY THE DEVILISH IMPULSES OF THE SOUL EATING SOULS FOR FUNI BELIEVE WE ARE ALL ONEAND IF SOCIETY EVER PROMOTES SUCH A VIEW, A CROOKED EMPIRE IS DONEI BELIEVE IN WOMEN WHO USE THEIR REAL EYE LASHESI BELIEVE IN PURSUING MY PASSION UNTIL IT’S DUST TO ASHESFOR ME – I BELIVE IN SOLE PROPRIETY AND DOING THINGS FOR GLEEI BELIEVE OUR SOCIETY IS CORRUPT. I USED TO BELIEVE I WAS AMONG A RARE FEW WHO SHARED SUCH A THOUGHT. I DON’T BELIEVE THIS ANYMORE. I BELIEVE WORD HAS SPREAD THRU OUT THE COUNTRY WE ARE LIVING IN WICKED TIMES. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T TRUST US WITH OUR SECRETS. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T TRUST THEIR SECRETS WITH US. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE FALSE FLAG SOCIETAL ATTACKS GIVE THE ONES WHO STAGED IT IN THE NAMES OF OUR THEIR ENEMIES REASON TO INVADE OUR PRIVACY.WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE CIA HAS LONG AGO INFILTRATED THE MEDIA AND NEWS INDUSTRY. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE NEWS CASTERS ARE A BUNCH OF FAMOUS LIARS WHO LIE WHEN THEY SAY THEY TELL US ONLY THE TRUTH. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE YOU CAN’T TRUST THE NEWS, THE TELEVISION, THE RADIO OR EVEN THE PRESIDENT. IF YOU CAN’T TRUST YOUR OWN PRESIDENT AND HE’S CONVINCED HE CAN’T TRUST YOU EITHER, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE FINANCIAL OLIGARCHS GET FIRST PRIORITY OVER BENEFITTING FROM ALL THE LAWS. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE MONEY IS CREATED FROM DEBT. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE ORGANIZATION CALLED:”THE NATIONAL TREASURY” IS NOT IN CONTROL OF CREATING THE NATION’S TREASURE. FATHOM THAT, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THE NATIONAL TREASURY TRADES DEBT IN THE FORM OF TREASURY NOTES SERVING AS IOU’S TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE IN EXCHANGE FOR FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES.THESE NOTES SIMULTANEOUSLY ADD NOT ONLY TO THE US. MONEY SUPPLY BUT ALSO TO THE NATIONAL DEBT. THE CHARTS OF BOTH THE US. MONEY SUPPLY AND U.S. NATIONAL DEBT IS IDENTICAL. THE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE REPLACED THE GOLD AND SILVER STANDARD. BEFORE 1913, OUR MONEY WAS BACKED BY THE NATION’S GOLD AND SILVER RESERVE. DURING THE CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE FEDERAL RESERVE ACT OF 1913 WAS OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM THE FEDERAL RESEVE AND THE POLITICIANS WHO WEREN’T AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES. EVERY YEAR AFTER 1913, THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR DROPPED ABOUT 1%100YEARS LATER WAS THREE YEARS AGO AND EVERYONE KNOWS THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR IS BELOW MOST OTHER CURRENCIES. IS THAT A LIE?POST NUMBER 3:WHAT MONEY SHOULD BEWHAT MONEY COULD BEIS FREEWHAT MONEY WOULD BEIF NOT USED CONCURRENTLYHURRIEDLYAS A COMMODITYIN AND OF ITSELFFOR WHAT ABOUT CURRENCY?THE FACT TWO PEOPLE DETERMINE WHAT DETERMINES WEALTHFOR WHAT DETERMINES SELFVALUES?WE LIVE IN A WORLD PURELY INCAPABLE OF SURELY VALUING PURE VALUESIF PEOPLE REALLY CAREDWE WOULD ALL REALLY HAVE SHAREDEVERYTHING GAINEDINSTEAD OF MAKING EVERYDAY PAINS2BILLION ANKLES SPRAINEDIN THE RAT RACEWHO TURNED IT INTO A CAT’S CHASE?I SAW A DOCUMENTARY AT AGE 19 ABOUT THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF CURRENCY USED THRUOUT HISTORY AND IT CHANGED MY VIEWS FOREVER. IT STUCK WITH ME LIKE A PORPUPINE’S FRENCH KISS. CURRENCY IS SIMILAR TO BARTERING, THE WAY I SEE IT. IF 100MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA AGREE TO TRADE RED PAINT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES AS CURRENCY THEN WHOMEVER CONTROLS THE RED PAINT DISTRIBUTION CONTROLS THE MONEY SUPPLY. THIS WORLD IS SO MESSED UP PEOPLE WOULD IMMEDIATELY ATTEMPT TO MONOPOLIZE THE ISSUANCE AND CREATION OF RED PAINT. SOME PEOPLE MAY EVEN ATTEMPT TO COUNTERFEIT RED PAINT.TRADITIONAL ETHICS OF ECONOMICS PLUS HUMAN BEHAVIOR.CURRENCY, IN MY OWN WORDS, IS WHATEVER ITEM IS WIDELY ACCEPTED AS CURRENCY. WE TEND TO FORGET ABOUT THAT IN RELATION TO MONEY. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. WE AS A PEOPLE ARE SO NOT SMART WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT IF WE BAND TOGETHER AND DECIDE AMONGST OURSELVES WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT AS HOLDING ENOUGH VALUE TO TRADE GOODS AND SERVICES, THE TIDES WOULD HAVE SHIFTED. INSTEAD WE WOULD RATHER JUST ACCEPT WHAT THE PEOPLE WE GAVE POWER TO IN THE FIRST PLACE BY ACCEPTING THEIR WORTHLESS PIECES OF GREEN PAPER SAY THE VALUE IS. WE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF THE MONEY AND IT’S VALUE WHILE ENTHUSIASTICALLY FORGETTING WE PERPETUATE THE CYCLE ABSENTMINDEDLY.WE AS A PEOPLE ARE SO DIVIDED WE REFUSE TO UNITE. WE AS A PEOPLE ARE SO DISSATISFIED TO SEE EACH OTHER’S BORN DIFFERENCES WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH ONE ANOTHER.. WE REFUSE TO SHIFT THE POWER INTO OUR OWN HANDS. WE AS A PEOPLE ARE FOOLS. WE WATCH TOO MUCH T.V TO OBJECTIVELY COME TO OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. WHAT IS STOPPING US FROM COMING TOGETHER? OUR SOLE ATTENTION TO OUR DIFFERENCES. WHAT IS STOPPING US FROM SEEING THERE IS NO REASON WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO USE THE NATION’S CURRENT CURRENCY? TELEVISION AND THE MASS MEDIA.WE AS A PEOPLE DESERVE TO DECIDE WHAT WE GIVE POWER TO. GIVING ALL OF OUR POWER TO A PRE DESIGNATED SOURCE NOT BENEFITTING US AT ALL IS WHAT MAKES US INDEED POWERLESS. SO TELL ME AMERICA…WHAT’S OUR NEW CURRENCY GOING TO BE?POST NUMBER 4:ECONOMIC SLAVERYDECLARED WARFARE ON US IT’S HECK OR NAM BEHAVIOR WEARE SUBJECT TOALL SUBJECTS LOSETHE RIGHT TO CHOOSEWHAT WE USEARE CURRENCYCURRENTLYITS STILL BEING HELD OVER OUR HEADSUNTIL WE ARE DEADIT ENCAPUSLATES USBERATES USWHAT’S THE FUSSABOUT?IN PUBLIC WE TELLIT’S FALLACIESIN PRIVATE WE YELLALLAH SEEDSSEEDS OF FAITHOUR SOCIETY IS A BAD FACECRIMINALITY WEILDINGOUR INADEQUACIES AS DIVIDED CITIZENSOH LOOK CORRUPTION HAS IT HIT AGAIN?DEAR LORD WE NEED SHIELDING I BELIEVE WE LIVE IN A SYSTEM USING ECONOMIC SLAVERY AS A TOOL AGAINST US. I BELIEVE ECONOMIC SLAVERY, OR E.S. IS SOCIETY’S MAIN TOOL TO KEEP US ENSLAVED. AS HUMAN BEINGS I BELIEVE WE WERE BORN WITH PURPOSE. IF WE ALL HAD THE OPPORTUNITIES TO PURSUE AND ACCOMPLISH OUR PURPOSE WITHOUT BEING BOMBARDED BY BILLS AND DEBT WE COULD DO SO MORE EASILY.PHYSICAL SLAVERY MEANS PEOPLE ARE FORCED BEYOND THEIR WILL TO PERFORM LABOR ON OTHER’S PROPERTY. ECONOMIC SLAVERY MEANS PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR OWN PROPERTY. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST PAYING FOR WHERE YOU LIVE, SAYING OTHERWISE WOULD BE LAZY. I DO BELIEVE PROVIDING FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE SHOULD BE EASIER.WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERY SINGLE THING MUST BE PAID FOR. MONEY IS CREATED FROM DEBT. THE DEBT CREATED FROM THE CREATION OF FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES INSERTED INTO THE MONEY SUPPLY COMES WITH INTEREST NEVER CAPABLE OF BEING PAID OFF. THE DEBT ARISES FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE. THAT’S THE INTEREST TAX. THEY TAX US WITH THE INTEREST CREATED FROM THE DEBT NOTES.WE GO OUT A GET A MINIMUM WAGE JOB AND THEY TAX US FOR RECEIVING THE INCOME WE NEED TO SURVIVE. INCOME IS DEFINED AS THE MONEY A CORPORATION RECIEVES FROM BUSINESS. WE ARE PEOPLE, NOT A CORPORATION. THE IRS WON’T DEFINE INCOME IN THEIR MANUALS BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT DOES NOT APPLY TO US AS INDIVIDUALS. WE ARE NOT CORPORATIONS. OH HOLD UP, AT BIRTH, THEY TURNED US INTO ARTIFICIAL CORPORATIONS AND HAVE TAKEN AWAY OUR RIGHT TO TRAVEL IN AUTOMOBILES BY FORCING US TO GET UNCONSTITUTIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WHICH ARE DEFINED AS VEHICLES USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ON THE HIGHWAYS. DO YOU DRIVE AN ICE CREAM TRUCK OR A TAXI CAB? THAT IS THE TRUE MOTOR VEHICLE. POST NUMBER 5:THE WORK FORCEIS A STRANGE THINGAS A SOCIETY THE WORK HORSEIS THE MAIN FLINGIT MAKES OUR BRAIN SINGDERANGED THINGSSTRAINED STRINGSABUSED VOCAL CHORDSBUYING BIFOCALS AND MOREWITH NO INSURANCE STOREDLEAVING ALL YOUR CASH IN THE STORESDENTISTRY IS A JUGGTHE DENTIST JUST SHRUGGSIT COST 1000$ TO REPLACE WHAT THEY TUGGEDOUTWHILE YOU SCREAM AND SHOUTYOUR MINIMUM WAGE JOB BENEFITS DON’T COUNTOR AMOUNTTO NOTHINGIN THIS SOCIETY DEBT IS KING, NO BLUFFINGITS SUPPOSED TO BE AMERICA YET LIFE’S STILL THE ROUGHEST WHEN I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN 2008 FROM SALEM IN CONYERS, GEORGIA, I DIDN’T WANT TO ATTEND COLLEGE DIRECTLY. IT WASN’T EVEN A SERIOUS THOUGHT TO ME. IN RETROSPECT, I JUST WASN’T ACADEMICALLY MOTIVATED EVEN THOUGH I WAS ACADEMICALLY INCLINED. I WASN’T TAUGHT THRU VIGOROUS REINFORCEMENT TO ACT ON SUCH INCLINATIONS. DOESN’T MEAN MY MOTHER OR FATHER DIDN’T WANT ME TO ATTEND IT IMMEDIATELY, JUST MEANT I HELD MY OWN VALUES. VALUES STEMMING FROM MY MOTHER AS WELL AS LIFE’S TEACHING SYSTEM; EXPERIENCE. I WAS TAUGHT BY MY MOTHER TO BE BUSINESS ORIENTED AND ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDED.NOT SAYING THESE INCLINATIONS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED AND DEVELOPED IN COLLEGE, JUST SAYING I HAD MORE AWARENESS OF THE FACT THE GREATEST MINDS TRANSCENDED THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM THRUST INTO OUR FACES BY THE SOCIETAL STRUCTURED ESTABLISHMENT. I SOUND SO REVOLUTIONARY IN TRAINING. I GREW UP WATCHING MY MOTHER CREATING HER OWN TEACHING RESOURCES AND BOOKS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. I GREW UP WATCHING HER GIVING HOME AFRICA SHOWS, WHERE SHE ADVOCATED HER LOVE FOR THE AFRICAN CULTURE, PRODUCTS AND CLOTHING. I GREW UP WATCHING HER MAKE AFRICAN DOLLS MADE OF FLUFFY CUSHION. FROM THE YOUNGEST AGES I CAN REMEMBER SEEING THE JOY SHE GAVE HERSELF USING HER GOD GIVEN STRENGTHS ON THE SIDE WHILE SHE PROVIDED FOR HER FAMILY INSIDE THE WORKFORCE. IT WAS MY OWN ADULT DECISION TO NOT ATTEND COLLEGE OUTRIGHT FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. I WAS HER ONLY CHILD WHO GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL ON TIME AND WALKED THE STAGE WITH MY PEERS. I AM THE ONLY REASON SHE EVER SAW ONE OF HER CHILDREN ATTEND HIS GRADUATION CEREMONY. I DID THAT MUCH FOR HER; IT WAS TIME TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP ON MY OWN. I TOOK A SIMILAR STEP ONE WITH THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET SHE SHOWED ME. IN A WAY, HER EMPHASIS ON PRODUCT CREATION AND AN INDIVIDUAL HUSTLE OUTWEIGHED ANY EMPHASIS SHE PLACED ON FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION. POST NUMBER 7:COLLEGE IS A STICKY SUBJECT TO MEIN A CLASSROOM NOW I WOULD BE A STICKY SUBJECT TO SEESITTING DOWNVIGOROUSLY WRITINGMY NOTESWHILE READING THE BOARDIN HOPEOF TAKING DOWN A GOOD QUOTETO HELP ME THRU THE STRUGGLEOF ACHIEVING MY DREAMSOF ACHIEVING THE ASSEMBLYOF SUCH TEAMSTAKING US TO THE FINISH LINEIS PASSING AN EXAM EXCITING?OR IS THE DEADLINEJUST THE FINISH LINE IN WHICH I NEED TO REBUILD A DIMINISHED DRIVE?I FINISHED MINETHE LESSONS I LEARNEDETCHED AND SKETCHED INTO MY BRAINVIA LIFE, LESSONS WELL EARNED COLLEGE WAS A TOUCHY SUBJECT FOR ME. IT WASN’T SOMETHING I FELT COMPELLED TO DO. IT WASN’T A PLACE I WAS COMPELLED TO GO. MAYBE MY PERSPECTIVE WAS BIASED AND UNTRIED, YET I DARED TO TRY IT. I DARED TO EXPLORE LIFE. LIFE CAN BE EXPLORED FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE EXCEPT PRISON, OR MAYBE THAT’S JUST PERSPECTIVE AS WELL. WORDS LIKE CONSCIOUSNESS, INTUITION, BILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR, CHARM, SOCIETY, ECONOMIC SLAVERY, PERSPECTIVE AND SELF PERCEPTION MEANT MORE TO ME THAN WORDS LIKE CONFORMITY, TRADITION, EXPECTANCY, ESTABLISHMENT AND COLLEGE.I WAS VERY IDEALISTIC COMING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. I FELT AS IF I HAD JUST SWAM TO SHORE AFTER BEING STRANDED IN A SOCIAL OCEAN SINCE 1ST GRADE AND THE LAST THING I WANTED TO DO WAS SHIFT OCEANS. I DARED INSTEAD TO SHIFT MY PERSPECTIVE. I WANTED TO KNOW FOR MYSELF WHAT MY LIFE MEANT TO ME. I WANTED MY FREEDOM. THE FREEDOM OF NOT HAVING TO STUDY WHAT I DID NOT VALUE STUDYING. I WANTED THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHAT I WANTED TO DO WITH MY DAY. I WANTED THE FREEDOM TO PURSUE MY OWN DREAM IN MY OWN WAY WITH MY OWN VISION AND MY OWN DIRECTION.IF I SEE 100 PEOPLE GOING LEFT DOWN THE STREET, I AM CONVINCED THEY ARE WALKING TO THEIR OWN DEMISE AND I’M RUNNING RIGHT. IF I RUN INTO A SERIAL KILLER AROUND THE CORNER I AM CONVINCED HE WILL SPARE ME FOR HAVING THE BRAZEN TO EXPLORE MY OWN PATH. BESIDES, THERE ARE 100 SUCKERS WAITING BLINDLY DOWN THE STREET WITH THEIR BACKS TURNED TO HIM AND I SAW HIM ALL ALONG.I’M JUST NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO DO WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE BY MY AGE GROUP AT THE TIME. THEY SAY COLLEGE IS A YOUNG PERSON’S RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS LIFE AND OR SOCIETY. I SEE MY RESPONSIBILITY AS NOT COMMITTING SENSELESS ACTS OF VIOLENCE. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PURSUING MY OWN PATH IN LIFE AND NOT CREATING BROKEN HOMES ALONG THE WAY. POST NUMBER 8:I WISHED I HAD WENT TO COLLEGE AFTER HIGHSCHOOLIF I KNEW WHAT I KNEW NOWI JUST COULDN’T TRAVEL EITHER WAY IN A TIME MACHINE I NEVER FOUND WHEN I SAID GOODBYE SCHOOLI JUST DIDN’T KNOW HOWEXPERIENCE TAUGHT MEWHAT CONJECTURE COULDN’TSOCIETY TOLD ME WHAT TO DOJUST THE THING I WOULDN’TI WASN’T MADE THAT WAYI WASN’T RAISED TO BE STUPIDWHEN MY PEERS WERE LOOKING TO GET LAID AFTER PROMI WAS DROPPING A BONG ON THE FLOOR AS I LEARNED ABOUT BEING LUCIDI LEARNED ABOUT LUCID DREAMINGWHILE EVERY ONE ELSE WAS SCHEMINGWITH THEIR COUNTERPARTSI WAS COUNTERING THE DARTSSENT TO MEBY SOCIETYTO KEEP ME FROM SELF INDUCINGMY OWN LUCID DREAM I HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE AT HOMECOMING SENIOR YEAR. IT LEFT A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH. I THEN DECIDED PROM WASN’T FOR ME EITHER, I DIDN’T WANT ANYONE TO THINK I’D MAKE IT THAT EASY TO ONCE AGAIN IGNORE ME. A PERSON CAN NOT IGNORE YOU IF YOU IGNORE THEM FIRST. I IGNORED THEM FIRST, THEY CAN NEVER IGNORE SOMEONE THEY CAN NEVER FIND. I STOPPED EATING LUNCH IN THE LUNCHROOM. I TOOK MY LUNCH OUTSIDE TO THE CLASS I WOULD ENTER AFTER LUNCH. I WOULD EAT MY LUNCH AND DANCE TO MY IPOD. ONE DAY I GOT BESIDE MYSELF AND WAS DANCING WITH A CLOSED PAIR OF EYES TO ALICIA KEYS “NO ONE” AND AWOKE TO SEE A HUGE CROWD STARING AT ME IN DISBELIEF. THIS TAUGHT ME I COULD ENTERTAIN, ESPECIALLY WHEN MS. WALTERS PLAYED THE SAME SONG DURING CLASS RIGHT AFTER THAT. I THEN FOUND OUT I MAY BE AN ENTERTAINER BUT I AM NOT A DANCING MONKEY; UNLESS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TREAT. IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME WITH MY HINDSIGHT I WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIGH SCHOOL MORE SERIOUSLY EVERY YEAR SO I COULD GET A SCHOLARSHIP AND MAJOR IN MY CHOSEN FIELD. AT THE TIME HOWEVER, I HAD NO GUARANTEES I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN MY ULTIMATELY DESIRED FIELD. I HAD THIS MUCH FORESIGHT, TO KNOW I RISKED MAKING A MISTAKE BY PURSUING AN EDUCATION IN AN UNDESIRED FIELD. COLLEGE WAS MURKY WATER TO ME AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS WELL EQUIPPED TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT. I DIDN’T WANT TO JOIN THE SWIM JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT, JUST BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE PERSON MINUS A FEW EXPERIENCED ONES IN LIFE PUSHED ME TO. I DIDN’T WANT TO JUST FLOAT; I WANTED TO DIVE IN WITH FULL SCUBA GEAR TO THE DEPTHS OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS. I WANTED TO TOUCH MY MENTAL OCEAN’S BOTTOM. I WANTED TO REACH THE VERY BOTTOM WHERE I BELIEVED MY JETPACK WAS AWAITING ME. THE SCUBA GEAR CAME ONLY WITH EXPERIENCE. FOR ONLY AN EXPERIENCED SWIMMER NEED DIVE INTO MURKY WATERS WITH SCUBA GEAR. THE EXPERIENCE I GAINED FROM MAKING MY OWN DECISION SOLIDIFIED THE CONVICTION WITH WHICH I PURSUE MY CHOSEN PATH. HAD I FOLLOWED EVERY ONE, I WOULD STILL BE JUST STAYING AFLOAT ATTEMPTING FRANTICALLY TO NOT SWALLOW ENOUGH WATER TO SINK TO THE BOTTOM. INSTEAD I HAVE THE CLEAREST PERCEPTION OF MYSELF I EVER WANTED TO HAVE. I DO WANT IT TO CLEAR UP MORE. THUS THE NEED FOR MORE VIGOROUS EXPERIENCE. POST NUMBER 9: MY FIRST JOB I GOT MY FIRST JOBTHE SUMMER BEFORE GRADUATIONSENIOR YEARAS A SENIOR CLEARMINDED I WAS CLIMBING THE FIRST NOTCHTURNING THE FIRST KNOBON SOCIETY’S DOORI LEARNED SOCIETY IS MORE THAN WORKI WAS THE SUPERMARKET’S EVIDENT CLERKNOT THE SUPERMARKET’S RESIDENT JERK I LEARNED THE WORKFORCEREQUIRES WORK ETHICI DIDN’T SAY F ITI PERSERVERED INSTEAD OF ITI LEARNED STRONG CHARACTER IS THE PREREQUISITERIGHT BEFORE SENIOR YEAR I MET NAIJAH GROVER SR. NAIJAH WAS IN MY LIFE AS BEST FRIEND. RIGHT AS THE SUMMER BEGAN I EARNED THE JOB. I WORKED THE JOB RIGHT UP TO GRADUATION WHERE I WORKED THERE AGAIN AFTER THE SUMMER WAS ALMOST OVER. THIS WAS THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH I BEGAN READING HEAVILY ON SELF HELP BOOKS AND LISTENING TO SELF HELP AUDIOBBOKS. I ALSO STARTING WATCHING SOCIAL DOCUMENTARIES SHORTLY AFTER THE WAVE BEGAN. I FORMED A PERSONAL BOOK CLUB WITH NATE. USING ITUNES AUDIBLE WE ADDED 2BOOKS A WEEK TO THE LIST. WE GOT PAID EVERY WEEK. 8SELF-HELP BOOKS A MONTH WERE PERMEATING THRU MY MENTAL FACULTIES. DURING THESE PIVITOL MONTHS WORKING AND RESEARCHING MY INTERESTS, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, I LEARNED THINGS I STILL APPLY TODAY. I LEARNED I HAD A WAY WITH PEOPLE. I LEARNED I KNEW HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO WARM UP TO ME EASIER THAN OTHERS.. I LEARNED MY CONVERSATIONAL ABILITY HAD REAL SUBSTANCE. I LEARNED HOW TO INITIATE PROBLEM SOLVING. I LEARNED HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD IN THE MOMENT. I LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH HATERS. I LEARNED HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH CUSTOMERS AND BUSINESS PATRONS. I LEARNED HOW TO BE HONEST WITH PEOPLE. I LEARNED HOW TO TALK TO PRETTY GIRLS BETTER. I LEARNED HOW TO TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE’S GRANDPARENTS. I LEARNED HOW TO TALK TO OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS. I LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS. I LEARNED HOW TO GIVE OTHER PEOPLE CREDIT WHEN DUE AND TO SPLIT REWARDS. I LEARNED HOW TO BETTER LISTEN AND RETAIN ORDERS. I LEARNED HOW TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER AND TO BETTER IMPLEMENT TACTICAL STRATEGY. I LEARNED TO JUST NOT CARE SOMETIMES. I LEARNED HOW TO REALLY CARE SOMETIMES. I LEARNED TO PICK THE RIGHT TIME TO JUST NOT CARE OR TO REALLY CARE. I LEARNED TO EXPRESS MYSELF CREATIVELY AND SHARE MY CREATIONS WITH STRANGERS. I STARTED A NEWSLETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND AND WAS PASSING OUT HUNDREDS A WEEK.I LEARNED OTHER PEOPLE WOULD READ MY WRITINGS AND I SHOULD SHARE THEM MORE OFTEN. I LEARNED TO SHARE MY HEART AS WELL.POST NUMBER 10: UNEMPLOYMENTUNEMPLOYMENTCAUSED LITTLE ENJOYMENTONLY ENJAMBMENTOF THE THOUGHTSALL THIS NEWFOUND TIME ALLOTTEDI BROUGHT ITON MYSELFBY GETTING FIREDNOT GOOD FOR MY HEALTH6MONTHS LATER I DECIDE TO WRITEFOR THE REST OF MY LIFEI WAS AFTER A CREATIVE CAREERBEEN RUNNING AROUND WITH THIS CREATIVE AFFAIRTHE DEVELOPMENT CONCEALEDAPPROACHING MAINSTREAM DISTRIBUTION I’M ON THRILLEDTHE SPOTLIGHT’S MINE TO STEALPLAN ON USING THE LIMELIGHT TO HEALTO SHINE BRIGHTUNTIL IT PEELSLOOKING FOR PROMOTERS STILLALL I HAVE IS MY PORTFOLIOAND THE WILLART CAUGHT THE HOLY GHOSTSO WHAT’S REAL? AFTER GETTING FIRED FROM INGLES IN JANUARY 2010 I WAS UNEMPLOYED FOR 2.5YEARS. MAYBE I WASN’T LOOKING HARD ENOUGH FOR A JOB BUT MY CONFIDENCE WAS LOW. I HAD NEVER BEEN FIRED BEFORE.IT WAS A VERY AWKWARD TIME PERIOD FOR ME. THE 1ST 6MONTHS WERE HARD. THE 2ND 6MONTHS WERE EASIER. IT TOOK ME 6MONTHS TO SETTLE FOR MY DREAM. MY DREAM WAS TO BE A FILMMAKER. I DESIRED TO BE THE WRITER-DIRECTOR. I DIDN’T HAVE A CAMERA AT THIS POINT SO I STARTED OFF WRITING. I HAD TO DEVELOP MY CONCEPTS AND CREATE MY TITLES. I HAD TO PICK OUT WHICH GENRE I WOULD PURSUE. ALL OF THESE THOUGHTS WERE CIRCULATING THRU MY MIND AROUND THIS TIME. I CHOSE SCI FI FANTASY AND SATIRICAL COMEDY. I SPENT THE NEXT 6MONTHS WRITING MY FIRST ATTEMPTS AT FILM SCRIPTS. I LEARNED THE SCREENPLAY FORMAT BY GOOGLING READABLE SCREENPLAYS. I REMEMBER THE SCRIPT FOR “I, ROBOT” STANDING OUT THE MOST OF ALL SCRIPTS I HAVE READ.THE “PINEAPPLE EXPRESS” SCRIPT STUCK OUT ALONG WITH “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN”.THE SCREENWRITER FOR “I, ROBOT” WAS FEMALE I BELIEVE AND HER EXPOSITORY STOOD OUT. THE WAY IN WHICH HER WORDS APPROACHED THE DIALOGUE AND EXPLAINED THE SCENE STOOD OUT. IT FELT AS IF I WERE ACTUALLY READING A BOOK AND NOT A SCREENPLAY. HER WORDS WERE THAT EXCITING. SHE USED PERIODS FOR EMPHASIS INBETWEEN WORDS. I HAVE YET TO READ ANOTHER SCRIPT AS EXCITING AS “I, ROBOT”. I PLAN ON USING THE FORMAT WHEN I FORMAT MY POETIC ANTHOLOGIES TO SCREENPLAY FOR THE FILM VERSION.FROM THE SUMMER OF 2010 UNTIL THE SUMMER OF 2012 I SPENT MY TIME ADVANCING MY SELF EDUCATION THRU RESEARCH ON MY CHOSEN FIELD. I SPENT MY 21ST BIRTHDAY IN MIAMI, FLORIDA WHERE I PLANNED ON STAYING. I WASN’T ALLOWED TO STAY THERE SO IN DISGUST I RETURNED TO GEORGIA. I RETURNED TO A CAMERA AND I BECAME AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER. POST NUMBER 11: ENDING UNEMPLOYMENT
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2023.03.18 06:36 chilllydawg The sticker in the glove box of the dentist wife’s 2011 Panamera I just got
2023.03.17 23:59 Yakuza-wolf_kiwami Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower; It was a movie?
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower: I don't have a lot to say about this movie, it's whatever. I could probably sum this movie up in one sentence, “it was an anime”. It's not down right terrible, it's still a fun watch. There's just barely anything that makes this movie stand on its own or adds shit that doesn't make any sense. I can at least say that the music and the fights are just as good as the last movie (mostly the music). So let's dive right in
- Months after the One Year War, a Federation sub group known as the South Seas Alliance becomes independent and has in possession the Psycho Zaku. So it's up to the Moore Brotherhood and the Living Dead Division to steal back the suit before they learn how to use it.
- That's actually a pretty good plot, I just wished the anime actually followed it. This is one of the few anime that has the plot told to us and it doesn't even follow up on it. All they really do for the rest of the movie is play music and fight mobile suits here and there.
- The MB or the LDD don't even encounter each other either, which is a wasted opportunity. Hell, the LDD don't even do much until the end where they have to get this info broker something. And to make matters worse, the South Seas Alliance, the main baddies of the movie, barely shows up in it. They don't even feel like antagonists until the last chunk of the movie, where they serve more of a minor inconvenience instead of an actual threat. So the plot is basically non existent, but stuff happens at the very least.
- most of the characters from the last movie return, and I'm just happy they're here. But the new characters….. Let's just say that calling them a mixed bag would be generous. They're not bad enough to ruin the anime for me like the majority of the Destiny characters, but most of them are undercooked and don't even add much to the story. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
- Let's start off with the Feddies, Io’s back and that instantly saves this anime for me. I'm just happy to see this Jazz loving son of bitch again, he's a treat to the Gundam community that people don't appreciate enough. His buddy Cornelius is back too, he doesn't do too much either, but his appearance is still appreciated. And that's it for the Feddies from the last movie I'm pretty sure, now onto the newbies. Bianca Carlyle also saves this anime for me, as she was a really fun character. She was charismatic and trustworthy, plus her playing the piano with Io playing the drums in that Groovy Duel scene was actually pretty good. I also kinda like the Captain of the Spartan, Vincent Pike, as he was actually a cool character and I would've liked more scenes of him getting his crew’s shit together. I also kinda like that core fighter pilot, Barclay. He seems chill and I would kill for more fighter pilots. If we gave him scenes interacting with the characters, he could've been a pretty interesting character.
- And then everyone else is useless. Monica Humphrey only exists to give exposition and not much else, and her manservant Josh adds nothing to the story. And then we got these 5 bozos who just exist to hate on Io for the movies. As for why they hate him? Well I can't tell you, because I don't know. The only one who actually says why she doesn't like Io is Alicia, as she hated that he used kids as meat shields in the last movie. Has anyone ever told this bitch that it wasn't his idea? That he was even disgusted by the idea himself. Hell, he was even willing to buy their drinks himself (non-alcoholic I hope). As for the other 3, Orphe, Harvey Dent, and Cosmonaut Marcus, just make comments about him and that's it. They really don't have any personality outside of that. The Black TriStars from Unicorn have more personality than these 3, and they had less screen time. There's also this blonde chick who does stuff on the ship and it doesn't matter. Not exactly a good start for the characters.
- Onto the Zeeks, and they're basically the same as the last movie (both in a good and meh way). Starting off with the returning ones, Daryl Lorenz comes back, and remember that powerful scene of him looking at his prosthetic arm and giving us that “what have I done” facial expression? We this movie decides to throw that into the trash. The whole movie doesn't even acknowledge that he sacrificed everything to beat the Gundam and he just goes on with his life. He does seem to be affected by Karla’s mental condition, which I'll get to in a bit.
- As for Fisher, he's still a good buddy to Daryl. It's not saying much but it's something. As for Karla, she's literally in one scene, and it's actually kinda effective. In the last movie she went fucking bananas after seeing her crewmates get beamed to nothing by a GM (like any normal human being would), and new has a mind of a child. I thought that scene after Daryl goes out with her, she calling daddy (not in that way), and being told about her condition was pretty effective and showed us how things are gonna take a while to get better. It would've been better if it was fleshed a lot more, but I'll take it.
- On to the newbies, there's only 2 memorable bozos here Ober… I mean Billy Hickam (who's also voiced by Todd Haberkorn) and his black buddy Seth. Billy is a cocky NewType who wants to spite Daryl for some reason and Seth being his Tolkien black pal who doesn't really do much. And honestly the names of the other new Zeeks are forgettable, so I'm not even gonna bother.
- And I think that's…. wait. Oh ya there's another faction of characters, the South Seas Alliance. Calling them lackluster would kinda be a compliment. These are supposed to be our terrifying antagonists (again, I'll get to that later), and yet they feel like an afterthought. The head honcho, Levan Fuu, only appears for 2 scenes. At the beginning as a kid spouting some NewType nonsense and the end as a baldie in front of the repainted Psycho Zaku. We don't know anything about him, we don't even know his or his cult’s motivation, he's just the face of the SSA and nothing else.
- And then we get to his followers. I'm just gonna get this out of the way, Chow Mein is an annoying character and is very uninteresting. Saxton only shows in a picture and doesn't even show up for a single scene. And all of the monks are your standard “bad guy foot soldiers units”.
- But there's one characters that had no right to be in this, Claudia Peer. Now 1st of all, how the fuck did she survived? Because the last time we saw her, she fucking exploded. People in the Gundam Universe survive the most insane shit. You can dodge car sized bullets at point blank range, but if the plot still needs you, you should be fine. You can have your ass, dick, and balls burnt off from an explosion, but as long as the plot needs you, you'll be fine. But this woman was shot in the admin, which pierced her normal suit, and then she was sucked into the vacuum of space with NO OXYGEN. I wouldn't even be mad if it's just the plot armor, I'm mainly mad cuz they brought her back for NO REASON. She barely does anything outside of making Io & Bianca join the fight, which I'm pretty sure was gonna happen anyways, making her inclusion all the more meaningless. What's worse is that Cherami is given next to nothing for this movie, so her acting is not as impactful. You had my girl Asuna acting her Kuchi off in the last movie and now you're basically made her a background character.
- Overall the characters are a hit or miss. Some of them made the movie 10% better, some aren't giving as much but makes the most out of their appearance, while others make Aqua look more useful. Honestly, some of the characters could be cut out of the movie and it barely changes anything.
- World building:
- Ok, the world building is actually not half bad. For one, we got to see more of what was going on during the battle of A Baou Qu. We see the Feddies breaking into the base, Io and the boys breaking out of prison, Bianca fending off against a Baow Bro, and so on. I'm not sure if it's even canon or not, but I'll take it.
- I can also appreciate that it's another Gundam anime that's set before Zeta, but not during the One Year War. But we don't really see a whole lot. We do see Sydney after the Colony Drop, but not much else.
- One thing that always got me curious was Daryl and Karla's “date”. In a scene after a funeral from the fight in the snow (which was a really good scene), we see them hang out in some sort of forest with a small family who gave them a jar of honey and some toast to go with that. And then they head back to the Zeonic base. And I don't mean they catched a ride there, the entrance was part of the forest. So it makes me wonder, was the whole forest fabricated or did the owner of said forest allow Zeonic soldiers to build a base on his property. The former seem a little too much just for Karla's mental condition. I know she's the only one with any vital information on the Reuse Psycho Device, but it seems like a lot just to get her memory back, especially with the amount of resources they would need for that. And if it's the latter, would the landowner be chill with the Zeeks controlling his property? Sure, he could be a Zeonic sympathizer, but he's already risking a lot for a group that isn't even compensating him. It's a good scene, don't get me wrong. I'm just curious, that's all.
- But the one thing that could've saved the story, is the lore of the South Seas Alliance. These guys are A FUCKING CULT OF MIND CONTROLLING MONKS, How can't you make them good antagonists. Especially with how they're presented in the beginning, with them salvaging damaged mobile suits and ships while burning the corpses of the dead pilots. These guys would have served as terrifying villains, but then the movie forgets about them till the end.
- But the one thing I stay consistently good throughout these movies is absolutely the music. Groovy Duel, Hone Kudakete, more great bangers with Japanese names I can't remember, Thunderbolt definitely has the best OST out of any Gundam series, as it absolutely carries the movie. Their music is definitely filling up my playlist. The best of the music was during the aftermath of the snow fight. No dialogue, no sound effects, just a slowed down version of groovy duel playing in the background while our characters are cleaning up the mess and mourning the loss of their comrades.
- The world building is not half bad, but it could use a little work. It would've been a little better if it had some form of connecting tissue with Stardust memory (or at the very least, make some references), since they're 3 yrs apart. Overall, I was a little more invested in the world building than the actual story.
- Mobile Suits:
- Another thing that's luckily preserved in the sequel, are the mobile suits. Although there's not really any returning mobile suits (which can be a good or bad thing, depending on you), there's a good variety on both sides. But before I get to the suits, I want to talk about the vehicles. I don't typically care about them since the main focus are the mobile suits, I do like how they're presented. Especially when it came to the Core Fighter and Corvette Booster. That dogfight at the beginning with the Dopps was great. And then the Corvette Booster working in tandem with the GM was cool too.
- Now on to the main course meal. The Federation has a pretty good roaster, start off with the main Gundam itself, the Atlas. It looks good. Io always get the best toys, as this amphibious baby comes with a Rail gun, shield that shoots out bubble gum, an assault rifle, and the jack of all trades Duel wielding beam sabers. We need more MS with Rail-guns, cuz DAMN this thing packs a punch. And since its amphibious, it can use both it's boosters and shield as a boogie board. I'm not gonna question whether it's part of the UC canon or not.
- I will however question the continuity on the rest of the MS. Starting with the Gundam Ground Type S, although it seems like it's a capable unit, it looks off. And I'm talking about it's lack of v fin, since those exist. For starters, I'm pretty sure that they didn't use beam javelins in the official UC, their shields are supposed to be smaller, they never operated in space, and… Ahhh you seen 08th MS Team, you got the idea.
- Same thing for the GM Ground Type C, because a.) The original GM ground type was only developed into the GM Sniper, Blue Destiny Unit 0, and that red one that's 3x harder to find than a regular GM Ground Type, and b.) Type C was only given to the GM Kai technically. However, I do like how Io uses this GM when his Atlas is out of commission, just to prove that he's a dope ass pilot with or without the Gundam.
- The Guntank got its chance to shine for a change, so that's nice. The GM Aqua Types and the Guncannon Aqua were cool until they got crushed by ice and got shredded by robo crabs.
- I should get to the Zeeks now, should I? The 1st MS I was surprised they brought in was the Zaku II Dozle Zabi custom. Especially since it was probably destroyed during the Battle of Solomon. Then it could've been a repaint, I dunno. I do know that it's never a good idea to reload in front of a corp of mobile suits, as the EZ8 taught us.
- There's also some redesigns of the Z’Gok and Gogg, the former being hard to handle until they get covered in gum. And latter actually be a terrifying design with a savage ass entrance as it kills a Ball pilot in a gruesome way. I was surprised they also used mobile armors like the Bigro and Grublo. They made some good fight scenes. Too bad they were only there for said fight scenes.
- And finally we got the Acguys, and they're certainly different from each other. In the beginning they just use the standard type. But once they get their mission to find their snitch, that's when they begin slapping a lot of shit on it. Daryl’s Acguy (the enemy search type) has literally no weapons. Just goggles, Eledore’s stick thingy, and a sensor arm. The damn thing already has 2 sensor thingys, why in god's name would you have another one on your fucking arm. Couldn't you switch that out with a standard Acguy arm that can shoot beams and missiles right? For an ace sniper, could've used the extra firepower. Speaking of which, let's talk about the rest of the Zeonic county bears, the Firepower (A&B), Heavy Firepower, and the Maneuver type (A&B, I was expecting it to be called the high mobility type since that's Zeon called all of their fast mobile suits). I can at least say that they're better equipped. Machine Guns, missile launchers, a rocket launcher they stole from the Hygogg, more missiles, a heat hawk, spare ammo, tripping wire, floating explosives, and a shield thicker than Rinko’s milkers. All with some actual use, except for 2 weapons. That dinky ass knife and a flame thrower. That knife is just a tiny ass double blade held with a wimpy ass arm. As the old saying goes, “don't bring a knife to a gunfight”. And then the latter, WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU USE A FLAME THROWER? There's 2 reasons why using this thing is stupid. You're in the forest with flammable trees. As we learned from one of these dumbasses using the heat hawk at the wrong time, any source of fire would signal the enemy in an instant. And secondly, YOUR OFF AGAINST WALKING TANKS MADE OUT OF SPACE METAL. Burning them with flame ain't gonna do a whole lot. Again, they should've brought some beam weapons. This a franchise, with laser swords and laser guns, and yet they used a flamethrower. Not even the “rule of cool” can justify this.
- And finally we got the South Seas Alliance, they only have 2 mobile suits. I wish these guys had a bigger roster of mobile suits that's a mix of Federation and Zeonic suits, especially since they're known for salvaging mobile suits. But their Dahles and Goufs aren't half bad. The Dahle is basically your standard self-insert MC in MS form and I like they use a mix of Feddie and Zeonic equipment. One minute they're using a beam saber, next thing you know they're using a heat hawk. I wish we got more mobile suits that can use any weapon they pick up like in a TPS/FPS. And then we got the Gouf troop. It's really cool to see them using flight packs that's carrying troops, it's cleavers and pretty resourceful. I also like that it's more like the Gouf custom with it's 3 barreled machine gun and electric wire. They even thrown in a bazooka and heat sword that actually heats up for good measure. They have the Psycho Zaku too, but it's literally used for sequel bait.
- So ya, the roster ain't bad, I'm just hoping some of these would end up in GBO2 eventually since we got the GM Ground Type C with the Corvette Booster already.
- If it weren't for the funky OST, bombastic fight scenes, interesting MS designs, and some of the returning yet charming cast of characters, this would honestly be a mediocre movie. It doesn't follow the plot it gives itself, the majority of the new characters barely add anything, and it doesn't even it uses it's antagonist till the very end of the movie. Honestly the worst thing about this movie is that it feels more like sequel bait with that ending felt shoehorned in. It wouldn't be that bad if a sequel actually followed suit. Especially if considered that this came out a 6 FUCKING YEARS AGO. And December Sky came out a year before it, making us wonder where the hell is that next movie? The manga these movies are based on are still ongoing. As for whether or not the 3rd will be made, there's been many conflicting reasoning on why it hasn't been made yet. Whether it be the creator’s health issues or they're waiting for more Gundam content to come out. If the 3rd movie comes out and it sucks ass, I think I'm gonna lose it. So ya, not Destiny levels of bad, but not really good enough to stand toe to toe with it's predecessor. 7/10, it's certainly is an anime.
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2023.03.17 23:05 CautiousSinger8153 Mike Mota and the art of the Virtual Con
Mike Mota and the art of the Virtual Con - The Boston Globe
The secret behind this businessman’s success? Tireless networking, great timing — and some smoke and mirrors. By Amanda Milkovits
Globe Staff, Updated March 17, 2023, 1:23 p.m. [A bunch of shit about Rhode Island politics in here, so I'll just post what's important to The Sopranos, and SopranosCon — you can read the whole story at the link]
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Michael A. Mota leaned back in a black leather chair in his second-floor office, next to a framed poster of him surrounded by actors famed for portraying Hollywood mobsters, and talked confidently about his business plans.
He spun tales about the value of the cryptocurrency he launched, his popular c
onventions aimed at fans of mob movies and “The Sopranos,” his connections with celebrities and power players, and the successes of his convention and entertainment company, VirtualCons.
In press releases
, he calls himself “Dr. Mota,” referring to an honorary doctorate he received last fall, and says he was a vice president at Alex and Ani, the once high-flying jewelry company. He says unnamed overseas investors and others want to sink millions into his plans “because I am a smart guy, just so you know.”
And Mota claims his company, Bayport International Holdings, has a $50 million to $90 million redevelopment plan for the former Memorial Hospital property in Pawtucket, which will help solve the state’s housing crisis along the way.
There’s just one problem: Mota’s tales of success are largely fictional, a Globe investigation shows.
Skyline hadn’t paid its rent to the city of Providence for months, city officials say, and there’s no record that Mota made renovations that were promised in exchange for avoiding rent for nearly three years.
Bayport International Holdings is a defunct company. Its stock is worthless, industry analysts say
Mota’s doctorate comes from a diploma mill
that provides honorary degrees for a price, the Globe’s research found. His work at Alex and Ani has been exaggerated — the company’s founder told the Globe he never served as its vice president.
The list goes on.
“Don’t trust him,” said Rhode Island filmmaker David Bettencourt, who worked directly with Mota at a marketing company that was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alex and Ani. “You can’t listen to anything he says.”
Many people who have dealt with Mota say the same. The Globe investigation found that Mota is being sued by creditors and vendors in 10 lawsuits totaling more than $500,000 and has left furious investors and vendors in multiple states, according to interviews, court documents, and hundreds of other records, including e-mails and text messages.
Mota is being chased for money from Rhode Island to New Jersey. He obsesses over Tony Soprano, yet some fellow fans of the HBO mob series say he overcharged them and promised them perks they could not access, and he has been accused of not compensating vendors and actors from “The Sopranos” who were involved in his conventions. He has also made promises he hasn’t yet kept to the family of an actual mobster, John Gotti, whose “real story” he has promised to tell in a new movie, “Gotti 2.”
And he’s angered other people with serious connections.
Mota and his business partners “tend to think ‘The Sopranos’ is a documentary and not a drama,” said New Yorker Bernadette Giacomazzo, whose father, Giuseppe Giacomazzo, was involved with the infamous Marseilles Mafia. “They like to pretend that they’re tough guys.”
Now, after years of fast-talking and whirling from one deal to the next, Mota may finally be facing consequences: A judge in Providence County Superior Court is threatening to throw him in jail for blowing off payment agreements in one case. His own lawyer told the judge on Feb. 21 that Mota should file for bankruptcy.
But Mota remains defiant.
He told the Globe that he doesn’t owe anyone anything — and, if he does, he’ll pay them when he feels like it. At other times, he insists that the accusations against him about nonpayment are not true.
VirtualCons and real-life victims
He may be the president of Bayport, but everything he does goes back to VirtualCons, his convention business.
What started as a small gathering with a handful of actors from “The Sopranos” at the 2011 New England Cigar Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center grew into a company with mob-themed conventions and its own sketchy cryptocurrency — followed by empty promises that left fans enraged and investors clamoring for payback.
In 2019, Mota and two other superfans of “The Sopranos” hosted SopranosCon at Meadowlands Exposition Centre in New Jersey to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HBO show’s debut — without authorization from HBO. Still, they secured the attendance of 55 cast members, the British rock band Alabama 3 to perform the show’s theme, “Woke Up This Morning,” and plenty of press for the event, which drew about 10,000 fans and a visit from Gandolfini’s family.
It was disorganized, but some fans who paid $50 or so for general access — and more for autographs — seemed satisfied.
However, those who had paid as much as $2,500 for VIP tickets complained that they didn’t get the special access and perks they had been promised.
“It blew up too quickly, and they didn’t have the wherewithal to deal with a supernova,” said Bernadette Giacomazzo, owner of G-Force Marketing & Publicity in New York, who did the publicity for SopranosCon. Though Giacomazzo said she eventually got paid for her work, she said that some cast members and vendors were not. Furious fans lobbed curses at Mota and vented on social media
Still, two years later, Mota decided to do it again — and do it bigger. He launched VirtualCons, a website, and app that Mota promised would offer conventions, crypto investment opportunities, and more.
Mota touted his celebrity connections. Actor Armand Assante, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of New York crime boss John Gotti in the 1996 HBO movie, got involved — Mota called him the chairman of the board
. “The Sopranos” actor Federico Castelluccio, who’d connected other actors with Mota for SopranosCon, encouraged people to join VirtualCons. So did Ice-T, who called it “a game-changing app.”
At meetings at a golf course in New Jersey, at Skyline, and over Zoom, Mota pushed people to invest and promised they would make money. Though some thought it sounded like a pyramid scheme, avid fans of “The Sopranos” from all over invested in his vision.
“He speaks very eloquently and very knowledgeably. You get a sense that he has run many businesses and is accomplished. You don’t think he’s crazy,” said an investor from New Jersey, who asked not to be named out of fear of retribution.
In July 2021, VirtualCons hosted a MobMovieCon and SopranosCon weekend at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, where Mota made national news when he announced that he would “immediately” start filming “Gotti 2,” with Assante in the starring role. Mota said
the Gotti family was giving him access to personal archives for a separate documentary and museum.
A few weeks later, Mota launched his own mob-themed cryptocurrency, VirtualCoin, $VCON, with a huge video billboard in New York’s Times Square
, celebrity endorsements, and wild claims. He produced a music video
in Cancun, Mexico, and flew to Puerto Rico
to promote his cryptocurrency. He posted a video
of his brother-in-law “making history” by buying a vehicle at Bristol County Auto Exchange in Swansea, Mass., using VirtualCoin.
That VirtualCons was spending so lavishly around the same time that Skyline received more than $1.8 million in federal COVID money was just a coincidence, Mota told the Globe. He had investors, he said.
In late 2021, as the cryptocurrency investors joked about becoming rich, Mota brought in a new partner to lead VirtualCons’ crypto and NFT division: William Benson, a self-described “lifestyle influencer” and owner of the Billionaires Row Champagne brand. Mota called Benson his “ride or die.”
Mota had promised buyers that they could trade and sell their VirtualCoin starting on Jan. 1, 2022. But With Benson in charge, and without warning, VirtualCoin was moved on Dec. 31, 2021 to a different platform, where coin-holders couldn’t see their investment or sell it. In a rambling Facebook post
, Mota told investors that Benson had made “amazing progress in such a short time frame” and the migration was “in order to have more governance for our token and technology.”
Mota then told coin-holders that the coin could be used only to buy things through VirtualCons, such as coin-shaped tokens that were engraved with his face and the motto
: In Mota We Trust.
The downward spiral
Many fantasies fall apart once reality sets in.
Mota admitted to the Globe that the video of his brother-in-law “making history” using Virtual Coins to buy a used car was just “what we’re going to do.” In other words, it was staged.
Celebrities connected to VirtualCons have distanced themselves from Mota. In September 2021, Castelluccio announced
he was no longer affiliated with VirtualCons. “Ultimately, I did not care for the direction the company was headed in,” he said.
Assante’s spokesman told the Globe that the actor had never been “chairman of the board” of VirtualCons and requested to be removed from the company’s website.
“I withdrew any and all connection with VirtualCons last year as my work for the charity I created in 2012 helpchildrennow.org
has taken precedence, over participation in any endeavors that can possibly distract focus from the charity’s urgency,” Assante told the Globe through a spokesman in December 2022. “We are moving families from Ukraine to Afghanistan.”
“Gotti 2″ never went into production.
In September 2022, Mota announced that Bayport International Holding had acquired Virtual Cons and made him president. He said that everyone who had invested in VirtualCons now had stock in Bayport. Investors said few of the promised payments materialized. Bayport’s stock
is currently worth a penny or less per share and can’t be bought or sold in the United States, according to OTC Markets Group.
Mota has “attempted to absolve himself of responsibility to his investors by giving them stock in a public company that should be considered a corpse,” said George Sharp, a former consultant to OTC Markets Group and an antifraud advocate who has advised on federal investigations.
Mota is accused in multiple lawsuits of not paying banks and vendors involved in his various businesses. In Rhode Island, Mota is being chased for money for Skyline at Waterplace and for Lola’s Lounge, a Mexican restaurant in Smithfield that Mota briefly operated during the pandemic.
“The last I heard from him was when he phoned me when I filed the lawsuit,” said Mark Weiser, of Shake Rattle and Roll Pianos in New Jersey, who is suing Mota over unpaid bills at Lola’s. “He made a point of saying I’d never see a dime.”
Russell Morin Catering of Attleboro, Mass., had built out the kitchen at Skyline and paid for the equipment, as the venue’s exclusive caterer, general manager R.J. Morin told the Globe.
Then, Mota told them he was taking the work in-house and refused to return about $40,000 worth of equipment, Morin said. “I would never ever deal with him again,” Morin said.
Nicola Mattiello, the owner of Pranzi Catering of Providence, said he knew Mota’s reputation, so he insisted on getting paid upfront when his company was hired in September 2022. The relationship ended quickly when Mota wrote him two checks for more than $10,000 that didn’t have sufficient funds. Mattiello gave the checks to Providence police.
Some are watching Mota tout his lifestyle on social media and wonder if they paid for his luxuries.
“What got me is, you know you owe people and you are posting pictures of your Range Rover and your new house, and you screwed people to get there,” said William Boettcher, a New Jersey DJ still owed thousands from SopranosCon in 2021. “Where did the money come from?”
A charity to benefit the children of fallen first responders told the Globe that while Mota personally donated $600, the First Responders Children’s Foundation never received the money Mota said he raised through SopranosCon Cares
. That’s what prompted Giacomazzo to angrily cut ties with Mota.
“Defrauding charities that help the children of fallen cops — I don’t know, my mind is literally unable to comprehend,” she said. “How has it gone on for so long that no one has ever held this man accountable, no one has ever said, ‘Enough is enough?’”
Anna Rozentsvit, whose New Jersey company, Inspiria Graphix, made the banners, programs, and autograph sheets for the SopranosCon in 2021, said she’s still owed more than $9,500.
After months of begging to be paid, Rozentsvit filed a lawsuit. The debt “put me in a spiral a little bit,” she said. “I felt like I’m trying so hard, and it knocked me down.”
Yet, even as the court summonses are sent to his spacious home in Lincoln, Mota is defiant. His home is in the names of his wife and father-in-law, and all of his companies are LLCs, which could shield him from claims.
“Just imagine if the house was under my name what would happen. They would try to attach my house, my family’s life,” Mota told the Globe. “So, of course I’ve put protectors in place to protect me.”
Legal attempts by his creditors to find out about his finances have failed. Mota has for months ignored a court order to turn over his financial documents in a lawsuit where he owes more than $70,000 to a New Jersey film company contracted to make a documentary of SopranosCon. Attempts to get him to follow a court-ordered payment schedule have also failed. In a hearing on Feb. 21, after he was found in contempt and fined when he didn’t show up, his own lawyer, Michael Lepizzera, told the judge that Mota should file for bankruptcy. Mota told the Globe he did not intend to do so.
To Mota, the lawsuits are proof that he’s a serious businessman, like his idols, former president Donald Trump and entrepreneur Elon Musk.
“I have a target on my back because I’m an entrepreneur doing a lot of things. People are always gonna come after me. People always come after folks that are doing something,” Mota told the Globe back in October. “If you’re doing nothing, then obviously no one’s gonna come after you.”
Many others who have dealt with him wonder if he’ll ever be held accountable.
“He’ll never stop using people he can benefit from,” said one former business associate, “unless he’s stopped.”
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2023.03.17 21:38 YippieYiYi CHAPTER 8; PORTRAIT OF @luis_modelo Final Chapter!
A gallery in San Francisco contacted Andre about showing some of Jason's work. Andre explained that Jason was working on a show of paintings for him but would mention it and see if something could be worked out, it was one of the best galleries in S.F. and Andre really wanted Jason to show there. Jason told Andre he had an idea, that he could do it in a couple of months, the last show of the season in S.F. before galleries closed for the summer. The cum stained washcloth he had framed had gotten him thinking. The cum had turned to a beautiful caramel color and was much more visible now against the white terry cloth. Jason got a pad of standard letter size tracing paper, tore off a sheet and told me to follow him to the bathroom. He put the paper on the toilet seat and asked me to jerk off onto it. I burst out laughing (my usual response to many of his suggestions). He said, okay, I'll jerk you off then. I wasn't even hard, so he started blowing me until I was about to pop, stood up, and aimed the ropes of cum onto the center of the paper. He knelt down and sucked any cum left out of me, and took the paper outside to dry in the sun. Luckily it was a bright sunny day, as the cum dried, the paper shrunk and wrinkled where the cum had hit. After a few days in the sun the cum had turned that beautiful caramel color. He wrote in pencil on the bottom "Luis" and the date it was made. The next day he made one himself, and started asking his models to make one. He paid them $150 to, and they would be by themselves in the bathroom. He'd give them the paper on a cookie tray and told them what to do. There was an iPhone holder mounted on the wall above the toilet so they could watch whatever porn they wanted while "donating". Then they'd sheepishly come out and hand Jason the tray, like handing the nurse a urine sample. Jason was able to gather 24 guys to work on this project. He had them framed in elaborate gold frames, similar to our wash cloth, and shipped them to S.F. I was legal now so we were able to fly to see the show. I was excited but Jason was nervous, I had taken all his Xanax and he didn't want to have any in the house now. The plane was delayed and we didn't get to the gallery until the opening had already started. Jason was texting the dealer, Simon, every few minutes to let him know where we were. We walked into the gallery. It was very dark, the walls had been painted black, and the frames were hung in a line around the whole room, similar to how the penis drawings had been shown. Each frame had spotlight shining on it, so they just glowed against the dark walls. I was introduced to Simon as "Luis, my husband" by Jason. Simon exclaimed "Your'e a lucky man, I was looking at all the pieces and noticed the one titled 'Luis' had the most cum on it". I didn't know wether to be embarrassed or proud, a response I was getting used to. I guess I was a little of each. At least the whole room wasn't naked paintings of me. Many people commented on the religious nature of the pieces. Jason explained he grew up Catholic so he spent his childhood looking at nearly naked men on the church walls, and his church had a gold reliquary with a piece of some saints robe in it. He was an atheist now, but loved the symbolism of religious art. The dinner after the opening was a quiet affair with a few collectors. We flew back to El Paso airport the next day, we both had work to do. I was getting itchy, I'd promoted Sammy to foreman, and was looking to start another business. I maintained our pool myself. We had the company who installed it do it once a week at first but fired them. They'd send a guy who'd spend all of 10 minutes, and often the water would go green. I watched a bunch of youTube videos to learn about pool chemistry. It was pretty easy. I wanted to learn about the business, though, so I answered an ad on Craigslist looking for people to maintain pools. I showed up in Jason's Tesla, I couldn't take my truck, it had my logo on the doors. I parked in front of the business next door so they wouldn't wonder what I was doing driving a Tesla and applying for a job cleaning pools. I played dumb, said I had a pool and cleaned it myself but didn't know much more. I started the next day. I worked with an older white guy who took an instant dislike to me (he made a crack about wetbacks taking all the jobs), but knew what he was doing and taught me all about the equipment. I think he was showing off. I worked there for a month before quitting to start my own company. I was confidant I could make it work. I bought a white van, again Jason designed the business cards and the uniform. It was similar to the logo for my landscaping company, Jason said I was the brand and people had to connect the two businesses. My van said "Modelo Pool Service", again with a circle around the M. Our outfit would be bright red speedos (he said the color was beautiful against tan skin) with the M printed on the hip, White t-shirts he had cut the armholes from, all the way down the side. The same ball cap and aviators the landscapers wore, and red Adidas running shoes. He shot a photo of me against the new van for Instagram. I started by myself at first to build up the business. I had all my landscapers leave my new card at each job. I charged more than any of the other pool companies, but when I explained exactly what I did to maintain their pool, they understood. I think it helped that it was usually the women of the house I dealt with, who didn't mind having a sexy latino in speedos in the back yard. This business grew faster than the landscaping. Everyone needed their pools cleaned and complained about the previous company's who they'd used. After two months I bought two more vans, and rented a storefront downtown to run the businesses out of. Peggy was the receptionist, she made calls and scheduled the crews for both businesses. I brought two guys from the landscaping division over to pools. Both were on the soccer team with me and didn't mind wearing speedos all day. Now I had six employees cleaning pools. They enjoyed it, the pools all had cages around them so they were always pretty clean, they just had to adjust chemicals and brush the sides. I paid the same as the landscapers, but had to be pickier about who I hired to clean pools, they had to be athletic and look good in a speedo. Some locals (we called them townies) applied, I hired them on the spot. I dind't want to be pigeon-holed as a strictly latino company. They could all keep any tips they got. I could hear them teasing each other about who made the most tips. Enrique always made the most, he said his secret was to wear the speedos a size too big, so they sagged a little and showed a hint of his pubes. Danny made the second most. He was a tall thin black kid saving for college, he kept his water bottle tucked suggestively into the front of his suit, the tip sticking out the top. I realized I'd get more business hiring some girls. Some of the men in town didn't want a hot guy in a speedo in their backyard, but had no problem with a cute girl. Maria and Ashley dressed the same as the guys, only substituting jog bras, and hot pants. They both said they wouldn't go around town all day in a bikini. Jason designed a website people could schedule appointments through, making Peggy's job easier. There was a page with photos of the employees and blocks when they were free, that way you could choose who you wanted to clean your pool. It got to the point we stopped taking any new clients, we couldn't keep up with the workload, and I didn't want the service we provided to suffer. I told everyone it was important to smile and be friendly, a lot of these people were lonely. They knew this anyway, that's how they got the best tips. Anyone who didn't speak English I enrolled in English as a second language course at the Community Center three nights a week. I spent most of my days in the office or on the road checking on both crews. I had foremen for each, but wanted to stay involved, it was my name on the vehicles. I usually left for the office early in the morning while Jason was still in bed, going in to give him a good-bye kiss for the day and let him know the coffee was already made. He always slept naked and woke up with a hard-on, even if we'd had sex the night before. If I had a few minutes I'd surprise him with a quick blow job. I love going to work with the taste of his cum in my mouth. Sometimes he'd jump up and grab me, undo my belt from behind, pull down my cargo shorts, and with some spit, give me a quick fuck. I'd have to change into thick boxer briefs to catch the cum that would be making its way out of my asshole all morning.
It was getting close to September and Jason's opening in NY. We planned to go for a week, flying this time. Andre booked us into a nice AirBnB apartment downtown. We had our own kitchen and didn't have to eat out all the time, plus, we could have friends over. I told him I didn't want to go crazy this time, no more nightclubbing all night. He agreed. The opening was even more crowded than last time, with people hanging out on the sidewalk with their plastic drink cups. Andre quickly spirited Jason away. I went to the bar and ran into Rick Day, big hugs and kisses. He had brought a couple of guys who were modeling for him. We chatted for a while and made plans to get together sometime while we were in town. Someone hugged me from behind and kissed my neck. Jason's brother. I kissed him on both cheeks and gave him a big hug. He asked about my businesses and we walked around the gallery looking at the paintings, his arm around my waist. The paintings were beautiful, Jason had worked really hard. I was glad only one was of me, but of course it was the one of my dick sticking out of my shorts. Jason had changed it so I was standing in the backyard with the trees behind me, they were big splotches of dark green and light acid green, showing the sun hitting the leaves. I'm standing in the middle, the brim of my cap is casting a shadow over the top of my face, all you can see is a big smile and white teeth. My shirt is off, and my shorts are my old camouflage cargo ones I love. I've got my hands in my pockets which is pulling the fly wide open and my dick is hanging out. It's amazing how with just a few strokes of paint he captures the full likeness of my dick. Of course he's got it centered in the painting. I know all the guys in the rest of the paintings, most work for me. In the back room were more of the cum "drawings" Jason had continued doing. They were hung similarly as in S.F., in a dark room with spotlights. Paul said they reminded him of Rorschach tests. Andre wanted to throw a big party afterwards at a restaurant, but we had convinced him we just wanted a few friends and collectors back to the apartment for take-out. He suggested he host it at his loft in Chelsea, it's not far and it was set up for parties. The party was fun but relaxed, there were handsome waiters walking around with trays of champagne and hors d'oeuvres. The long dining table was set up buffet style and everyone helped themselves. At the end was a bowl full of joints rolled in different bright colored papers. I chatted with Rick for a while, he suggested another shoot. I told him we were just here for the week and wasn't sure if I could, maybe when Jason was meeting a collector or something. The party was winding down, I was feeling buzzed from the champagne and pot, one of the waiters was walking around with a tray with a mirrored bottom with lines laid out on it. I did a line and sat down on the sofa, enjoying the relaxed vibe. Amy, the gallery assistant came over and sat on my lap and was asking me about the village I grew up in. She'd done some travelling in Central America when she was in college but had never visited Honduras. She was wearing a tight skirt, stillettos, and a loose silky blouse. I was rubbing her back while telling her stories about my town and childhood. Without thinking, my hand reached around the front of her blouse and was caressing her breasts, I slipped it under the silk and felt her nipples harden. She kept chatting, not taking any notice. I could feel an erection growing, she started playing with the chest hair that was poking out of the v-neck of my sweater, and fondling the gold crucifix around my neck. I could see Jason slow-dancing with one of the guys that came with Rick. I told Amy I was exhausted and wanted to find Jason, but enjoyed chatting with her, and that I'd see her again at the gallery later in the week. I tapped Jason on the shoulder, more hugs and kisses, and we taxi'd back to the apartment. The rest of the week was spent going to museums, galleries, and lots of walks in Central Park. I liked the energy of the city, but it was draining. Our last evening we went out to dinner with Jason's brother and a girl he was dating. He had met Caramel through one of the dating apps and they had been on a few dates already. She was very pretty, with long blonde hair knotted in a bun. The restaurant was very nice, but I felt a little uncomfortable, all the bus boys and kitchen help was Hispanic, yet none of the waiters were. After dinner Paul suggested we go to a club just around the corner for a couple of drinks. The club wasn't too crowded, it was still early, so we were able to find a table near the dance floor. It was a mixed club, people of all persuasions dancing together. After a drink I asked Jason to dance, we rarely had the chance to dance together in Texas without going to one of the cities. This was really nice, it was a slow dance. Jason had his head on my shoulder, and thanked me for being in his life, that we'd both come a long ways since we met. The music changed to a fast number, I think it was an 80's disco hit, and felt a tap on my shoulder. It was Jason's brother, and the four of us danced the frug, and the watusi, did the dog, and the alligator. We had a nightcap and each caught taxi's. Jason's brother said he hoped to visit us in Texas sometime this winter. We settled into our routine again once home. I think we both enjoyed it. Jason's work was selling well, and my businesses were keeping me busy. We occasionally talked of buying a bigger house, he wanted a larger studio, and I needed a three-car garage for my truck and some of the equipment. I had never made such a big commitment, buying a house with someone, for so much money. I didn't want to screw it up. I was feeling guilty about the woman I was fucking, and needed to get it off my chest before it went any further. I told him I wanted to have a serious talk before house-hunting. I told him I loved him to the moon and back, wanted to spend eternity with him, but as much as he tried to fill my every need, there was one he couldn't. I told him about the woman. I didn't give her a name, she was just a pussy to me, and crude as that sounds, I still needed pussy, I'd never be happy If I thought I'd never have any again. I loved sex with him, but it was different with a woman and I needed both. He asked how I'd feel if he cheated on me. I told him I'd be crushed. He said he needed to think about it, he couldn't process all his emotions immediately. We didn't have sex that night, but I spooned him, worried that I may have lost him, but I couldn't deny the reality that I was still attracted to women. I was having my coffee at the kitchen table and Jason came up behind me and hugged me and kissed me on top of my head. He said he was doing his best to understand, but he loved me too much to let this come between us. He just asked that he never know who she is or when I see her. I kissed him and thanked him. He told me he loved me too much to deny me anything, even if it meant sharing me. I told him he's not sharing my heart, that that will always be his, like I promised on our wedding day, till death do us part. I told him that I didn't consider myself gay, and was always surprised when referred to as such, but my soulmate just happened to be a man. Both my businesses were growing, and the storefront downtown was no longer feasible to run them out of. We put a new house on the back burner, and I took out a loan and bought an old warehouse at the edge of town. Jason has a friend from art school who is an architect, so I talked to him about renovating it. He was able to design two offices in the front, one for each business, a kitchen/lounge area with sofas and a tv, a large locker room and showers (unisex) and a couple private ones if anyone wasn't comfortable. I wanted a gym for the employees to keep them in shape. There was enough room in the back to squeeze in a few small bedrooms, some of the guys still lived in the boarding house and I thought they'd be more comfortable (and safer from ICE) here. The landscaping business now offered landscape design, we had contracted with a nursery, and not only did the mowing and maintenance, but the design and planting as well. The pool cleaning business had also grown, thanks to Salvador, and we sold and installed pools now, and then offer the cleaning contract. Peggy was promoted to pool salesperson, had her own office and made a commission on her sales. The employees with drivers licenses were allowed to use the vans or pick-ups for their personal use, and were each given a company gas card. I figured it was free advertising for people to see our name everywhere they went. I had about 20 employees now, rarely did anyone quit, the pay and perks were too good, and most enjoyed the work. The warehouse was used as the base. Everyone showed up at 7:30, changed into the company uniforms and put their own clothes in a locker. I'd go over any job changes, new jobs, etc. and we'd be on the road by 8. At four, everyone returned, left their work clothes in a bin in a corner of the locker room showered and changed back into their street clothes. They loved that we provided their work clothes and they didn't have to go home filthy. I hired an older couple to come in evenings and do all the laundry (there was an industrial washer and dryer in the locker room) and clean and vacuum. They were undocumented, but had an 8 year old who was born here. He'd come with them and do his homework or watch tv. We ended up adding a room for day-care as well. A couple guys mentioned they hardly saw their partners because with no family nearby, their partners would have to get jobs on a night shift so the children could be watched during the day. It turned out to be a beautiful building, the walls inside and out were white tile, with plenty of windows and skylights. Jason said the locker room and showers were perfect backdrops for his paintings, he wanted to be able to photograph the guys showering and changing to use as material for paintings. Everyone hired had to sign a waiver allowing him to photograph them in the building. It really wasn't an issue, as they all knew him and had modeled and participated in the cum drawing project. They considered him a friend, as well.The renovated warehouse had been featured in an article on architecture in Houston magazine and won the architect an award. It really was hard to believe it had been a run-down warehouse, now that it had white tile walls, a flat roof, and a neat row of Italian Cypress along the front. The driveway and parking area were crushed shell, making everything look very contemporary. Once the warehouse was finished,Jason mentioned we needed more room, the house was getting too small for us, and he needed a larger studio. We hired his friend again. We bought two acres at the end of a dead-end road not far from the warehouse. The house was C-shaped surrounding a courtyard and pool. Jason had a large studio at one end with a home-gym next to it. The other end was our bedroom and a guest bedroom, and in the middle was the kitchen and living area. It didn't take long for it to be finished, we used the same construction company to build the house, my companies did the pool and landscaping, and Jason did the interior design. I loved waking up in the morning and looking out at the pool and courtyard. Jason had another show scheduled for next Sept. with Andre. He had been busy working on the house and was now working almost non-stop on the paintings. He'd show up at the warehouse to photograph the guys changing and showering, they all liked him and his work and would ask him what he wanted them to do. Occasionally he'd hire one or two for the day to model at the studio. He was shooting a lot of photographs to paint from, guys in the pool, tanning in the lounges, working out in the gym. Most of the guys that worked for me were straight, but there were a couple that were gay, a guy from El Salvador, and a townie. They had been dating and Jason asked them to model. They did a cum drawing, with both their cum mixed on the paper, he photographed them on the bed simulating sex positions. Jason's work was always erotic, paintings of me jerking off, etc, but he'd never done any this explicit, two guys having sex. It wasn't unusual to come home and find a couple of guys walking around naked. I didn't mind as long as Jason still had his clothes on. He asked me to be naked in the house and backyard as much as possible, I was still his muse and it gave him ideas for paintings. He said all the guys he painted were just stand-ins for me. The paintings were huge, and his paint had gotten thicker and brighter, the brushstrokes looser. There were scenes of groups of men changing in the locker room, showering, working out, in different stages of undress, many naked. September came and Jason flew to NYC for the opening. I had to stay to take care of some business, and the NY lifestyle was getting a little too fast for me. The reviews for the show were great. One called the work a cross-between Hockney and DeKooning. MOMA bought one, the first one to go into a museum collection. It was the painting of Tom, Sergio, and Hector in the shower at work. Hector leans over to pick up the soap he dropped. It's titled "Cliche". Andre tried talking Jason into moving to NY, but he said he liked his quiet life in Texas, and I couldn't leave my businesses. Things were going well, I decided my employees should stop work early Friday afternoons, around 3. I'd host a cook-out at our house for everyone who wanted to come over. It was like a family get-together (I did consider these people more family than employees). Partners and kids were welcome, there was always plenty of food and drink. As the night wore on guitars and harmonicas would come out and people would start dancing. Joints were passed around, but I had a strict rule, nothing illegal, I had a business reputation. People would sit on the edge of the pool and in the hot tub. After the kids had gone home, clothes would be shed, bathing suits tossed. Jason got all the guys that did the pool maintenance to line up naked with their arms around each other in front of the pool and took a photo. The pool glowed behind them, you could see their bright tan lines from spending the day in speedos. He said this would be his next painting, then they all pushed each other into the pool. The last person would usually leave around 1, if anyone wanted to stay, there was the guest room and couches. Saturday mornings we'd usually make eggs for six. Sunday mornings were for us. We slept late, Jason usually got up first and started the coffee, then would come back and slowly pull the sheets off me. He'd bend over and run his tongue along the inside of my foreskin. If I wasn't already hard, this would do the trick. He'd then get on top of me and grab the lube from the nightstand and grease us up, and slowly lower his butt onto my dick. By now I'd be fully awake with a big smile. Sometimes I'd sit up and hug and kiss him, nibbling his earlobe. One of us would be jerking him off, till we were both covered in cum. We'd shower and head to the kitchen naked for coffee sometimes bringing it out by the pool. We'd been together about five years by now. I wanted to do something to celebrate. I asked him what was the date we first met, when he picked me up on the corner. He said he'd have to check the drawings, he dated them all, he'd just have to find which flat file they were in. He remembered them exactly, he said he knew as soon as he saw me that I was going to be someone special in his life, so he never sold any of those drawings, they had too much sentimental value. He came back and said it was October 2nd, 2018. I wanted us each to have the others name and that date tattooed on our wrists. I didn't really like tattoos, most of my crew had them, but I wanted something permanent, to show my love for him. We went to a tattoo parlor in El Paso and had them done. If I had known how sensitive the inside of the wrist is, I might have chosen some thicker patch of skin. We celebrated with dinner afterwards. I usually paid the check now. When someone who doesn't know me asks If "Jason Taylor Anderson, 10-2-2018" is the day my son was born, I just look them in the eye and say "No, that's the day I met my husband".
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2023.03.17 16:06 pick_a_random_name 2022 Bingo Card completed, with bonus novel and mini-reviews.
LGBTQIA List Book: Infidel (Bel Dame Apocrypha 2) by Kameron Hurley
This bleak and nihilistic story is a solid follow up to God’s War
, the first book of the series. The setting is an isolated and marginal colony on a barely habitable planet, with the inhabitants’ survival depending on a strange but utterly believable conglomeration of poorly understood advanced biotech which most people regard as magic. Part of the planet is locked in a long and futile religious war, while other nations are happy to prolong the war and keep selling them weapons. The protagonist, Nyx, an assassin and bounty hunter, becomes caught up in a plot to usurp the Queen of one of the warring nations and the body count rises at an alarming rate while she tries to find out who is responsible. Weird Ecology: The Lost Steersman by Rosemary Kirstein
The steerswoman series just keeps getting better. Despite the low-tech society and fantasy trappings, this series is the best kind of hard science fiction. Kirstein has developed a well-thought-out depiction of an alien ecology and delivers some truly alien
aliens. Two or More Authors: More Human Than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity edited by Neil Clarke (27 authors)
I’m used to skipping stories in anthologies because there’s usually a few stories that just don’t work for me in even the best collection. I was therefore delighted to find that all the stories in More Human Than Human
were good to excellent, with a few that were truly exceptional. Some personal standouts included And the Ends of the Earth for thy Possession
by Robert Finegold which was a memorable mix of science fiction, alternative history, murder mystery and cosmic horror; Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)
by Rachel Swirsky, a powerful story around the old theme of transferring human consciousness into a robot body; Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots
by Sandra McDonald which was slightly silly but very endearing; Today I am Paul
by Martin L. Shoemaker which builds slowly to a surprising emotional punch in the last line. Historical SFF: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar
This is Lavie Tidhar having some fun subverting Arthurian myth, filtered through the lens of a quote from Gildas’ 6th-century work On the Ruin of Britain
: “Britain has kings but they are tyrants. They plunder and terrorise the innocent, they defend and protect the guilty and thieving. They sit with murderous men.
”. In a clear commentary on modern British politics Arthur and his court are portrayed as self-serving antiheroes in a Britain recently separated from Rome, but there’s much more to the book than that. Arthur is portrayed as a drug-dealer and crime lord in Londinium, evoking Guy Ritchie’s gangster movies. The kingdom that Arthur builds is strictly on a “might makes right” basis; everything he has is taken and held “by force alone”. Tidhar is clearly familiar with the broader corpus of Arthurian mythology and takes great delight in parodying and subverting it; no one gets out with their reputation unscathed. As an added treat to readers, Tidhar has inserted multiple references to other popular works. I’m sure I’ve not found them all, but there are nods to works as diverse as Bladerunner, Roadside Picnic, The Maltese Falcon, Wagner, Ancient Aliens, and on and on. This is one of my favourite books by Tidhar and I highly recommend it (but read a few of the standard Arthurian novels first). Set in Space: Drysine Legacy by Joel Shepherd
Book 2 of the Spiral Wars
series. This is an entertaining blend of milSF and space opera, featuring a growing war between biological and machine civilizations in the tradition of Saberhagen and Benford. Superior popcorn reading that makes a welcome break between heavier books. Spaceships, space marines, gigantic explosions, what's not to like? Standalone: The Second Sleep by Robert Harris
The story begins in 1468 with a young priest travelling to an isolated village to conduct the funeral for the village priest, who has recently died. The weather is bad, and he may be lost. The book reads like an homage to Hammer Horror movies - the rain, the mud, the funeral, mysterious events in the village, etc, etc. Harris uses that framework to set the mood for the rest of the book, which was well-written and enjoyable. SPOILER The Second Sleep is in fact a post-apocalyptic mystery, in which a young priest finds highly illegal pre-apocalyptic artifacts amongst the possessions of a recently deceased colleague. As he tries to investigate their origin, he faces opposition from both church authorities and local families who want the past to stay buried.
Overall I felt that the book was entertaining but that it could have done more with its interesting premise. Anti-Hero: A Fire in the Sun by George Alec Effinger
Very enjoyable cyberpunk noir with an unusual future middle eastern setting, in which the Islamic world has come to dominate global politics and the old European and North American powers have fragmented into numerous micro-states. A Fire in the Sun
is the second book in the Marid Audran series, and our (anti-) hero is trying to reduce his reliance on pharmacological props while distancing himself from the local crime boss. Throw in several unsolved murders plus a shady organ transplant scheme and his life gets interesting in the worst sense of the word, as he continues to try to do the right thing for the wrong reasons. If noir private-eye stories are your thing give this series a try. Book Club OR Readalong Book: God of Gnomes by Demi Harper
This is the first LitRPG book that I’ve read, and I really didn’t know what to expect, but I picked it in the spirit of trying something new. As it turned out, it was a quick fun read, nothing too demanding but definitely enjoyable. I’m not sure I want to read much more LitRPG, but I’ll probably try the sequel to this one at some point. Cool Weapon; The Broken Sword, Poul Anderson
Dark (and I mean DARK) fantasy at its finest, The Broken Sword
is a classic tragedy told in the style of a Norse saga. The chosen style and language do take some work for a modern reader to adjust to, but the payoff is well worth the effort. The old gods are playing games with man and faerie alike, and nobody gets out alive; I could only follow along in admiration as events moved to their inevitable tragic conclusion. The prose is outstanding, perfectly conjuring the imagery of the places and events. The Broken Sword
is a classic from 1954 that deserves to be much better known than it is, but it has been overshadowed by its contemporary, The Lord of the Rings
. Well worth reading and highly recommended. Revolutions and Rebellions; David Wragg, The Righteous
A young knight and a fugitive prince fall in with a ragtag group of mercenaries when the prince’s older brother usurps the throne. Overthrowing the usurper is all well and good, but the bigger problem is staying alive when they don't know who to trust. The Righteous
is a low fantasy (little or no magic) coming-of-age story that somewhat subverts the usual tropes and is a solid conclusion to the story begun in The Black Hawks
. The varied characters of the mercenaries move these books to the next level, and I’m going to miss them now the story is finished. I really enjoyed this duology and I’m looking forward to more from David Wragg. Name in the Title: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Excellent and engrossing, another outstanding book from Claire North. Part character study, part thriller, it considers the impact of her character's ability to a greater extent than her previous books. The protagonist is a young woman who is quickly forgotten by everyone she interacts with; no-one remembers her once their interaction is over (literally “out of sight, out of mind”). How do you live in the modern world when you are instantly forgotten? You can’t form any relationships; you can’t even hold a job. Claire North contrasts her protagonist with an antagonist who is a former spy, someone who would like nothing more than to be instantly forgettable. A thoughtful read that is well up to the author's usual standards. Author Uses Initials: Devices and Desires by KJ Parker
Dark competence porn from KJ Parker. All the minutiae we've come to expect about subjects as diverse as boar hunting and making leather armour (which turn out to be more connected than we might think). The lead character is a brilliant and innovative engineer in a society that values high-quality engineering but has no tolerance for innovation. Fleeing a death sentence imposed for constructing a child's toy that dared to improve on permitted techniques, the engineer does what he sees as necessary to reunite with his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, he has lost whatever moral compass he may have had, and everything and everyone become no more than tools to be used in the pursuit of his goals. Published in 2022: The Last Gifts of the Universe by Rory August
What starts as a Heinlein-esque YA space opera, featuring two brothers and their cat searching the ruins of dead civilizations for valuable information and artefacts, changes into a surprisingly effective and personal examination of love, loss and grief, offering an answer to the age-old question of "what's the point when we're all going to die anyway?". Despite some of the occasional awkwardness common in debut novels, this story is well worth reading. Urban Fantasy: Jade War by Fonda Lee
I thought this was even better than Jade City
, which was one of my better reads in 2021. The pacing is just right, there's genuine tension and surprises, and we get to see much more of the larger world beyond the island of Kekon. The prose is perfectly matched to the story, letting everything unfold in a way that supports the narrative rather than being a distraction. This is one of those books that I was sorry to finish. Set in Africa: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
This was a fun and engaging read, with great worldbuilding and interesting characters. This is the first novel set in the author’s Dead Djinn
universe, an alternate version of Egypt at the start of the 20th century in which Djinn and other magical entities have returned to the world. This has allowed Egypt to free itself from British control and establish itself as a major independent power. A Master of Djinn
is a satisfying progression from the previous shorter works that adds much more detail to the world. Fatma el-Sha'arawi returns, together with other main characters from the earlier stories. A powerful magician seems to have returned to Cairo, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Fatma and her allies must track them down and find out who they really are. Anyone who enjoyed the earlier stories is going to enjoy this one too. Definitely recommended. Non-Human Protagonist: Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton
Feral Creatures, the sequel to Hollow Kingdom
, follows the continued adventures of ST the pet crow as he deals with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Now responsible for keeping Dee, the last human, safe while she grows up, ST has to learn that you can't keep your fledglings safe by hiding them from the world. Not quite as good as Hollow Kingdom, but only because the premise of animals surviving a human zombie apocalypse is no longer new. The off-the-wall humour and the larger-than-life animal characters are still here and still make the story work. Special shout out to Genghis Cat and Tom Hanks the cockatoo. Recommended if you like your zombie apocalypse with minimum humans, maximum animals, and a delightfully warped sense of humour. Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey: Recursion by Blake Crouch
This is a good time travel/parallel worlds thriller. People are starting to remember lives that that they have never lived, loved ones who in fact never met them or who died years ago. The consequences for some are tragic, but what is causing this epidemic of false memories? Entertaining but not too demanding, this is a good beach read. Five Short Stories: Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
This is where the bonus novel comes in. Schismatrix Plus
includes all of Sterling’s ShapeMechanist stories – five short stories plus the novel Schismatrix
. Published separately during the 1980s then collected in a single volume in 1995, these stories have been on my radar for a long time, but I never got around to reading them. The inclusion of one of the short stories (Swarm) in Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots
season 3 finally prompted me to correct this omission. Schismatrix
starts almost as a political thriller with a cyberpunk/space opera setting, then becomes something of a travelogue, exploring the complex post-human society that develops in the solar system following the political and ecological collapse of Earth. The novel adds depth and cohesion to the complex society alluded to in the short stories and the compendium volume makes a satisfying read. Recommended if future histories and thoughtful science fiction appeal to you. Features Mental Health: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky
This standalone novella features a strong theme of mental health, and of how difficult it can be to communicate with others despite everyone’s best intentions. Clarke’s third law is on full display here as two protagonists experience the same story from very different perspectives; one is from a low-tech, almost medieval, society, the other is from a very high-tech background. The two of them see the world quite differently but need to cooperate to deal with an out-of-context problem that neither of them properly understands. Further complicating the situation, one of the protagonists struggles with partially controlled (or at least suppressed) depression while the other is, at first, rather naive. How they learn to work together and draw strength from each other adds an emotional depth to the story that lifts it well above its basic premise. Elder Race
is simply outstanding, arguably one of Tchaikovsky’s best books. Self-Published OR Indie Publisher: The Sign of the Dragon by Mary Soon Lee
This is the most unusual book that I've read in a long time, a beautifully written epic fantasy story told in poetry. Prince Xau, the young fourth son of a recently dead king, unexpectedly becomes king himself and must guide his country through wars and other threats while learning what it means to be king. I was doubtful at first (I only rarely read poetry and it's generally not my thing), but I bought the book on the basis of this review
. One of my best reads of the year and highly recommended. Award Finalist, but Not Won: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
A fun, engaging and easy read. A young woman fights against social conventions and expectations to pursue her passion: the study of dragons. This is an enjoyable homage to nineteenth century authors from Jane Austen to H.Rider Haggard via Robert Louis Stevenson, and neatly subverts the Boys' Own-style adventure stories of the period. Definitely recommended, although this is book one in a series and I’m not sure how well the style can hold its appeal over multiple books. BIPOC Author: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
A well-written horror story with some genuinely scary moments, The Only Good Indians
has a distinct setting and several surprising twists. Four friends, members of the Blackfeet tribe, have to deal with the consequences of events that occurred during an illegal hunting trip. Worth reading at least as much for the perspective of tribal life in the modern world as for the horror story. Shapeshifters: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
I wasn't expecting too much, since the book had been heavily hyped then received mixed reviews, but this one was actually a fun read with some interesting world-building. Kihrin, an orphan of uncertain parentage, is caught up in events that he struggles to understand and can’t control; his main concern is simply to survive and regain some measure of agency. The unusual narrative structure, presented as a conversation between a jailer and a prisoner with each recounting alternate chapters, worked well and added some tension to the story. Not one of my top books of the year but certainly good enough that the sequels are now on my TBR list. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: Stand Still, Stay Silent (Book 2) by Minna Sundberg
Not quite as engrossing as Book 1 (which I have previously reviewed here
), possibly because almost everything happens in the same location, but Book 2 still very good. Briefly, Scandinavia and Iceland have survived a disastrous global pandemic, but old gods and monsters have returned to the world. An underfunded and poorly equipped expedition is now exploring the (mostly) deserted city of Copenhagen and may have a lead on a cure for whatever caused the pandemic. The artwork is still gorgeous but unfortunately there aren’t as many maps as the first book. Family Matters: Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
This is the second book in Ian McDonald’s Luna
trilogy, and I’ve previously reviewed the first book, Luna:New Moon
. Most of my comments still stand - Luna:Wolf Moon
is still Dune meets Game of Thrones ON THE MOON, and still great fun! Recommended if you want some deadly family politics in your science fiction. Thanks for reading if you’ve made it this far. I made a concerted effort to include sequels in this card, since I have too many series currently on the go, and I was pleased to read 10 sequels. Because of this I only read six new authors for the card but did manage to add a few more in non-bingo reading (plus multiple new authors in the Neil Clarke anthology). Twelve books were science fiction, twelve were fantasy and one was horror. Average book length was 422 pages, and average time taken to read a book was about 9 days. All books were read as text, not audio, and almost all were ebooks. In addition to the 25 books listed here there were two more books that I started to read for this card but ended up not finishing; they can remain safely anonymous.
Particular highlights from this year’s card were Rosemary Kirstein -The Lost Steersman, Neil Clarke – More Human Than Human, Lavie Tidhar - By Force Alone, Fonda Lee – Jade War, Adrian Tchaikovsky - Elder Race, and Mary Soon Lee - The Sign of the Dragon. I highly recommend all of them.
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2023.03.17 11:18 Then_Marionberry_259 MAR 16, 2023 UCU.V UCORE HOSTS RAPIDSX(TM) DEMO PLANT TOURS AND UPDATES ON SUCCESSFUL REE SEPARATION COMMISSIONING TRIALS
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- Ucore's Kingston, Ontario, RapidSX™ Rare Earth Element ("REE") Separation Demonstration Plant ("Demo Plant"):
- hosted dozens of industry and government visitors for private tours and presentations in early March
- has successfully achieved the first phase of extraction testing during its synthetic monazite commissioning trials
Halifax, Nova Scotia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 16, 2023) - Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU
**) (OTCQX:** UURAF
**) ("Ucore"** or the "Company")
is pleased to provide an update on activities at its RapidSX™ Demonstration Plant ("Demo Plant
") for the separation of heavy and light rare earth elements ("REEs
"). The Demo Plant is located within Ucore's RapidSX™ Commercialization and Demonstration Facility ("CDF
") in Kingston, Ontario, and is run by its laboratory partner, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc.
"). Figure 1 – The 52-Stage RapidSX™ REE Separation Demo Plant in Kingston, Ontario****Designed to Process HREE & LREE Feedstocks Derived from Bastnasite, Eudialyte, Ionic Clay, Monazite, Xenotime, and other Mineralization Sources. Plant presentations and tours below. https://preview.redd.it/rvsvbsk3z9oa1.jpg?width=1723&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2bbdebfcb3cc89aaafdafb517278d5b3ad974f84
In early March, the Company hosted dozens of industry and government visitors for private tours and presentations at its CDF in Kingston, Ontario. The by-invite-only tours introduced and/or updated key existing and prospective strategic partners by demonstrating the operational advantages of Ucore's RapidSX™ 52-stage REE separation processing system. Ucore highlighted the uniqueness of being able to qualify original equipment manufacturers ("OEM
") planned product requirements and outlined the next stages of commercial deployment activities made possible by the upscale design and function of the Demo Plant. Ucore is now executing a commercial deployment strategy of its RapidSX™ technology platform, which involves "copying and pasting" the current activities within the CDF to its first planned commercial scale REE separation and oxide production plant
The Company, its engineering partner, Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.
"), and the scientific team at KPM are developing the full-scale engineering for the first Strategic Metals Complex ("SMC
"). The SMC is a planned REE separation and rare earth oxide production plant slated to commence construction in the US State of Louisiana
this year. It is scheduled to initially process 2,000 tonnes of total rare earth oxides ("TREO
") by Q1-2025, increasing to 5,000 tonnes in 2026. Additionally, Ucore is investigating expanding the production throughput to 7,500 tpa of TREO by 2028 due to the specific characteristics of the soon-to-be-announced Louisiana SMC brownfield facility. "Ucore recently had a tremendous opportunity to meet with and demonstrate our precise plan of establishing an independent REE supply chain to current and prospective industry and government partners at the CDF,"
stated Mike Schrider
, P.E., Ucore's VP and COO. "We have assembled a remarkable team to develop the Demo Plant and, in parallel, the full-scale facility in Louisiana. The RapidSX™ technology platform assembly, commissioning, and demonstration process results learned in Kingston will continue to be directly applied to our planned Louisiana SMC and other planned SMCs – one of which is destined for Canada." Concurrently, the Company has successfully completed the first phase of extraction circuit testing during its SX-1
isynthetic monazite trials at the Demo Plant.
SX-1 is designed to separate the heavy REE ("HREE
") from the light REE ("LREE
"); the results showed that the target separation was achieved and could be enhanced by further tuning of the operational parameters – which is the specific objective of the commissioning trials. Solvent extraction by RapidSX™ is highly effective, efficient, adaptable, and easy to implement in contrast to conventional mixer settlers.
Once commissioned, the Demo Plant is designed to demonstrate the techno-economic advantages, scale-up (currently projected at ≈6X)
, and commercial durability of the RapidSX™ technology platform. The Demo plant will process tens of tonnes of North American-friendly sources of mixed rare earth chemical concentrates over thousands of run-time hours in a simulated production environment. The planned output products are high-purity NdPr, praseodymium, neodymium, terbium, and dysprosium REEs, to be incorporated into the early stages of OEM qualification trials in Kingston coupled with demonstration and verification trials in Louisiana. About Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
Ucore is focused on rare- and critical-metal resources, extraction, beneficiation, and separation technologies with the potential for production, growth, and scalability. Ucore has an effective 100% ownership stake in the Bokan-Dotson Ridge Rare Earth Element Project in Southeast Alaska, USA. Ucore's vision and plan is to become a leading advanced technology company, providing best-in-class metal separation products and services to the mining and mineral extraction industry.
Through strategic partnerships, this plan includes disrupting the People's Republic of China's control of the North American REE supply chain through the near-term development of a heavy and light rare-earth processing facility in the US State of Louisiana, subsequent SMCs in Alaska and Canada and the longer-term development of Ucore's heavy-rare-earth-element mineral-resource property at Bokan Mountain on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Ucore is listed on the TSXV under the trading symbol "UCU" and in the United States on the OTC Markets' OTCQX® Best Market under the ticker symbol "UURAF." For further information, please visit www.ucore.com/corporateupdate. About RapidSX™ Technology
Innovation Metals Corp. ("IMC
") developed the RapidSX™ separation technology platform with early-stage assistance from the United States Department of Defense ("US DoD
"), later resulting in the production of commercial-grade, separated rare-earth elements at the pilot scale. RapidSX™ combines the time-proven chemistry of conventional solvent extraction ("SX
") with a new column-based platform, which significantly reduces time to completion and plant footprint, as well as potentially lowering capital and operating costs. SX is the international rare-earth element ("REE
") industry's standard commercial separation technology and is currently used by 100% of all REE producers worldwide for bulk commercial separation of both heavy and light REEs. Utilizing similar chemistry to conventional SX, RapidSX™ is not a "new" technology but represents a significant improvement on the well-established, well-understood, proven conventional SX separation technology preferred by REE producers. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements." All statements in this release (other than statements of historical facts) that address future business development, technological development and/or acquisition activities (including any related required financings), timelines, events, or developments that the Company is pursuing are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance or results, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Regarding the disclosure in the press release above, including in the "About Ucore Rare Metals Inc." section, the Company has assumed that it will be able to procure or retain additional partners and/or suppliers, in addition to Innovation Metals Corp. ("IMC"), as suppliers for Ucore's expected future Strategic Metals Complexes ("SMCs"). Ucore has also assumed that sufficient external funding will be found to complete the Demo Plant commissioning and demonstration schedule and also later prepare a new National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") technical report that demonstrates that the Bokan Mountain Rare Earth Element project ("Bokan") is feasible and economically viable for the production of both REE and co-product metals and the then prevailing market prices based upon assumed customer offtake agreements. Ucore has also assumed that sufficient external funding will be secured to continue the development of the specific engineering plans for the SMCs and their construction. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, without limitation: IMC failing to protect its intellectual property rights in RapidSX™; RapidSX™ failing to demonstrate commercial viability in large commercial-scale applications; Ucore not being able to procure additional key partners or suppliers for the SMCs; Ucore not being able to raise sufficient funds to fund the specific design and construction of the SMCs and/or the continued development of RapidSX™; adverse capital-market conditions; unexpected due-diligence findings; the emergence of alternative superior metallurgy and metal-separation technologies; the inability of Ucore and/or IMC to retain its key staff members; a change in the legislation in Louisiana or Alaska and/or in the support expressed by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority ("AIDEA") regarding the development of Bokan; the availability and procurement of any required interim and/or long-term financing that may be required; and general economic, market or business conditions. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined by the TSXV) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. CONTACT
Mark MacDonald Vice President, Investor Relations Ucore Rare Metals Inc. 1.902.482.5214 [[email protected]
) i "SX-1" stands for solvent extraction chemistry split No. 1. Ucore's 52-Stage Demo Plant is designed to perform virtually any solvent extraction chemistry split, i.e., it can perform SX-1, SX-2, SX-3, SX-4, etc. for generally any HREE or LREE chemical concentrate feedstock.
To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/158683
2023.03.17 03:55 87e28_88e30 Bon Appetit. November 1983.
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