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2023.05.29 23:31 _-V3nus-_ I feel like my friend group is dissolving and I don't know how to fix it.
So to preface this: I've known most of these people since middle school, I am a sophomore in college now so I've known most of the people in the group for over 8 years at this point, but with passing contact since I went to a different high school than them. After high school I started talking to a few of them more regularly and they invited me to join their friend discord server. I joined, then within a few months some massive drama happened which resulted in one member leaving (he had been antagonizing our other friend and when asked to stop repeatedly would feign innocence, or claim that he hadn't done it. I never experienced any of it, but was given a very detailed run down of everything leading up to that point). But after that we all agreed to talk more and try and figure things out before they become nuclear level events.
Of course the road to hell is paved with good intentions, things got tense again between myself and my friend who I'll call Clara for the sake of anonymity. We talked it out, and the two of us were talking again. I won't lie I am a very loud person, I don't hide that fact and have made it very clear that I'm loud, and at times obnoxious without meaning to be. Roughly 2 months after I joined another member was added (a friend-of-a-friend type situation) who I'll call Luisa. She's very similar to me in that we are both really loud and will quote or repeat things we hear or watch to each other (echolalia go brrrr), well Clara and a few other friends didn't like this, and would constantly bag on us for being loud, to which we would tone it down considerably so. But anytime things get talked about in the group it always gets referenced back (like we were deciding on a new server theme since the safari theme we currently have has gotten old, and the idea of cats was suggested to which almost immediately a few of them went "I hate it, because Venus and Luisa are just going to meow constantly" which for a while was a common thing we would do back and forth, but when group members told us it was obnoxious we stopped.) Luisa and I are rather close despite only knowing each other for about a year now. And we talk often about some of the things happening within the group since more often than not it leads to us two feeling left out since the rest of the group (about 6-7 people) are much closer with each other than we are to them. (It's something that I'm working towards, but it's difficult with so much tensity in the group).
Recently something happened to Luisa which caused her to be absent from calls for a few days (we typically would all be in call just about every night just talking and hanging out), then another member is visiting family and can't join calls at all since the reception where he's at is pretty bad (we'll call him Mark). Well Mark and Luisa were sorta the glue of the group if that makes any sense. Mark was the connector between me and the group since I was closest with him, Luisa was another connector as she always brings a sortof lightness to the group that we all need since we're a bunch of 20 something college kids trying to figure out life, and she's really good at being that sorta carefree bright friend who always knows the right things to say. But without either of them in calls things have felt tense. Nowadays only a few people join calls, and if the others do its for a few minutes before they leave to go do something else.
I want to say something to the group about it, because it is affecting me, but I don't want it to seem like I'm pointing fingers or placing blame on anyone when I just want us to feel like friends again. But I don't know how to say that without potentially making someone feel like I'm blaming them, or rocking the boat. (the last time I said something that "rocked the boat" it almost lead to me leaving the server because it was made into a "who's side are you on" thing, and became something massive despite me trying to keep it small between myself and Clara. So I'm terrified of creating another situation like that).
I don't want to leave the server and I know I'm not faultless with this situation, but it feels like the group is dissolving and I don't know what to do, or even if me doing anything would solve it. Any and all advice is appreciated.
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2023.05.29 23:30 A532 Can some ELI5 Muerta Aghs?
It is an interesting mechanic but I have no idea what is the use case for this spell. Is it like a disable so Muerta can focus on 1 target, at the cost of 50% damage reduction to balance it? Is it to save allies? When do you buy it ?
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2023.05.29 23:29 Mediocre-Ad5403 I need advice domming in my long distance relationship.
My girlfriend(18F) and I (18M) are in a long distance relationship of 6 years and I have just recently seen her for the first time in Dec-Jan, and we have progressed to the stage where sub/dom dynamics would make the relationship more fun. We have both accepted this change and are willing to progress to it as we both have varying kinks and are very compatible with each other.
I ask for advice because I feel like I am quite bad at doming. She is a sub, and neither of us have been in a bdsm or sexual dynamic before. This is quite new to us, however, we have been on and off about it often for the past year and I would like to take this more seriously and so does she.
She has expressed various concerns with me, and I have improved in many ways so that she could enjoy this idea of being a sub, entering subspace, and accepting me as her dom. However, there are some things I just need help with:
- I don't really have a clue of how to dom over long distances, I find it significantly easier to dom in person as do many others
- She feels like a mother nagging me to do more research about domming better, as I always seem disinterested in learning -- this is not the case, I very much would like to improve myself and make this happen properly without her having to complain about what I do and how I do it.
- Communicating my feelings and thoughts better, and raising any concerns. I assumed I was doing a good job of this, as I've always been a silent type of person bottling stuff in which was unhealthy and I've started to communicate a lot more. However, she has expressed I still don't communicate properly.
- I "don't know what my role is as a dom", and I would like to get some insight and clarification on what a dom actually does in long distance and in person.
These are all the things I need answers and advice for, although I am not that great at explaining I'm hoping some people can still give any piece of advice they have. I already know communication is #1 and communication is key.
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2023.05.29 23:29 Mediocre-River5537 47 [M4F] #Northbrook - I have learned so far about affairs.
- A well-written post will increase your chances by a minuscule percentage but only luck determines how many responses you will get.
- If the conversation gets too hot too fast, either you won a jackpot or you are being catfished it's usually the latter.
- When you get an immediate response to a F4M post, it's your lucky day and you should buy a lottery ticket.
- Just because the conversation is going well for 2 days don't get too hopeful, it can crash and burn anytime.
- Just because the conversation is going well for 5 days don't get too hopeful, it can crash and burn anytime.
- Just because the conversation is going well for 10 days don't get too hopeful, it can crash and burn anytime.
- Just because the conversation is going well for a month, by now you get the idea.
- If you find your AP is getting too busy all the time, it's time to say goodbye and start looking again, which is what I am doing now.
- If you keep hearing a lot of "what about you" it's time to invest your time and energy in another person.
- It helps to clearly mention
Who you are you? I am a 47 male living in IL, brilliant father, husband, fit and a terrible bathroom singer.
What you want? Someone who could be an emotional cushion, and really make my grey cells happy.
What your limits are? Goes without saying cant leave the marriage, abbreviated responses(hbu, hru, wbu etc), people who consider conversation as an interview where they just reply to the questions.
Lastly remember, there is a person on the other side with real feelings and a heart that can break just likes yours, we are all a little broken to be here so pls be kind.
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2023.05.29 23:29 GotIntoAnAccidentAlt Got t-boned (100% not at fault with multiple recordings to prove it) but other party is undocumented/illegal with no insurance
Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right sub, if not please let me know and I can take this post down... I got into an accident two days ago with a seemingly undocumented/illegal immigrant (spoke no English), who had only a Guatemalan drivers license and was without insurance and had an expired car registration. I was driving normally at about 35-40 mph when the other party (going about 40-50 mph) ran a red and t-boned my car. The airbags in my car deployed and was not drive-able when asked by law enforcement if I could pull it over to the side to open up a few lanes that were blocked by my car. Some context that might matter: - I drive a Tesla Model Y, which I paid around $55k for (somewhat related: it failed to capture any footage). - I have Farmers Insurance, full coverage with uninsured motorist bodily injury included with a $15k limit per person and $30k per accident. - I had a friend in the front passenger side with me, which is the side that got hit. Fortunately, we are both okay (for now), but we plan to get any potential injuries checked out in the future. - This occurred in California. - This occurred at a busy intersection where all four corner businesses have cameras. I am confident that I can get footage from different angles. - Law enforcement was called and didn't really seem to care until I pointed out that the other car had knocked down a small pole (city property). They started writing an official report after that (I gave this case number to my insurance). - My vehicle is at a body shop nearby. The tow I used was through AAA. - I am currently unemployed (taking a break from corporate life), but I have a good (~740) credit score and am not in a dire financial situation. - The bystanders who first checked up on the other party kept saying he was "lit" and took his keys away from him. Me and friend tried getting the cops to check him with a breathalyzer but they said they didn't have one on them and that the ones that did were "busy". The Spanish-speaking cop who was talking with the other party did communicate to us that his speech did not appear to be impaired and that he wasn't slurring his words. As far as next steps are concerned, I am unsure of how to proceed. Everything should be more clear tomorrow (holiday today), but I need a car asap. I don't want to rent a car if I have to replace my old one anyway, as insurance covers only $25 a day. From browsing this sub and the web in general, I know insurance companies like to play lowball... which leads me to ask, it seems like my car is totaled... what are the steps to getting a new car? What do I do with my current vehicle's financing situation? How do I stand my ground to ensure that I get the full amount of my car's value and/or enough to cover a new car? Does my lack of income at the moment hinder my ability to obtain financing for a new car? Apologies if this seemed all over the place but would greatly appreciate any and all advice/help. TIA!
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2023.05.29 23:29 Dear-Move-6872 Any advice?
I just need some advice on how to handle this situation, whenever I think about it, my mind pulls me in 100 different directions and I honestly don't know what to do.
Back in 2021, I had my first born at 16 years old with my baby daddy who was also 16. When we found out that I was pregnant, he was not very supportive of the situation. Immediately he scrambled to find someone to take me to an abortion clinic and wanted to keep the entire thing on hush. I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do and being a 16-year-old, I was terrified. I did not end up getting an abortion, and once we passed the first trimester, that option was of course off the table. This was the topic of every conversation but now it was revolving around an adoption. Which I also did not want. When I was about 7-8 months along, he seemed to have started supporting me but it switched on and off. One day we talked about baby names and the next I got messages telling me how much of a b*tch I am and that I f*cked his life up. This continued the same way, every single day for the rest of my pregnancy. I ended up having my baby a week early and surprise surprise, my baby daddy did not come to see his son being born. He slept through the entire thing and when he woke up he made a promise to come see us. But instead, after I brought his son into this world, I had to argue with him the entire time I was in the hospital. He made threats of suicide and told me that he would make sure to include in the note that it was all my fault. I remember one detail of this text specifically, he said "You reap what you sow". Basically saying since I had my child, I caused his death. The day I went home, he suddenly wanted to be involved again. Which I accepted because I loved him and wanted it to work. I was constantly home with my baby and provided all the care and needs that this tiny human needed. He would come and stay a lot but even in the same room as my child, he did not provide care.
Fast forwarding: That same pattern continued for a long time and our partnership eventually took a crumble due to his infidelity. Once we split, he would start seeing my son less and less. He would go days, then weeks, and now, months without seeing my son. He has become an alcoholic and deadbeat. A lot of time for girls, parties, friends, and alcohol but no room to be a father.
Eventually, I caught on to the pattern and now I do not engage with him at all. I even put up an ultimatum, you either step up or step out. He said he was going to step up (and did not) so I went and filed for child support, but he refuses to take the steps for a court date. I really just want to close that whole chapter of my life but I know I cannot just block him and go about my life...right? Idk, I have been thriving with him completely out of the picture, I just know that eventually, he is going to try to come back. I just don't think that it's best for my son to go with him because he is not the type of person I would even normally trust my son to go with. The only reason I allow it is because I feel it's wrong to keep my son away and the one time I did block him, he told everyone I was keeping him away from his son. I know this post is messy and there are so many different factors but any advice at all would help.
I just want to heal and keep my son protected.
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2023.05.29 23:28 weebu4laifu What race cars, or cars from previous GT games would be on your wish list for GT7? Also, what tracks would you like to see added?
So I'm going to start this off with a preface. This is going to be a loooooong post/list. Also, I understand that they have to do licensing and crap for all these, so we probably won't ever see them. Especially the some of ones from older games. Or just older cars in general.
Also, I would like them to start adding rain to more tracks. Like I want to try and drive around a wet Bathurst/Mount Panorama, or a wet Monza. I know most people don't bother with the rain unless the game forces you to, but tbh I think that GT7 has the best rain physics and graphics atm.
Now some of these cars have been In basically every GT game up until Sport looks at Toyota GT-ONE so it's weird that they aren't in 7. Maybe they're working on them and we just don't know about it. Idk.
So for race cars from previous games I'd like to see in no particular order: Toyota GTONE (TS020), Bentley Speed 8, Panoz Esperante (are you seeing a pattern with the first 3? Lol), Minolta Toyota 88 C-V, Gillet Vertigo, Lister Storm V12, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Calibra touring cars, Audi R10, Lancia Delta S4 (only after they completely rework their offroad physics though), Pescarolo-Courage - Judd, BMW V12 LMR, Peugeot 905, RE Amemiya RX7 '04 race car, Toyota 7 '70, Lamborghini Diablo GT-1, Lotus Esprit GT-1, TVR Cerbera LM, and Vector M12 LM.
If you've read this far, thank you for actually reading my race car list. Now for a much short list.
For non race cars from the previous games I'd wish for: Lotus Espace F1, Cizeta V16, Autozam AZ-1 (with a 13b rotary swap option please, or if you wanted something stupidly crazy, a R26B swap), TVR Cerbera Speed 12, Mazda Furai (RIP), Nissan Stagea, and Saleen S7.
Now in case you're wondering, yes I just looked up the car lists for GT2-6 and read through them.
Now the only 2 tracks I can think of (without looking up a list like I did with the cars), I would like to have come back are Seattle and NYC.
Now, for cars I would like to see added that haven't been in the game previously, again in no particular order (some I looked ip, and some are off the top of my head): Lancia LC2, Gr5 Lancia 037 Turbo, Ford Zakspeed Capri Gr5, Porsche 935-78 Gr5, Porsche 917/30, McLaren M8A Can-am, Audi GTO IMSA (or even the Trans-am one), Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo, Jag XJR-14, the rest of the LMH AND LMDh cars, Porsche 919 EVO, Nissan Skyline Group A (the 4wd one that won at Bathurst), BMW M1 procar RACE car, Ferrari F2004, Williams FW-14, Jordan 191, and Porsche 911 GT-1 RACE car (cause the Mclaren and CLK got the race version so why not the 911?).
For tracks the ones off the top of my head are Sebring and Adelaide. I'm sure there's others, I just can't think of them atm.
So if for those of you who actually took the time to read through my lists, thank you. Anyway, what cars and tracks would you guys like to see come back or be added? I know a LOT of these won't happen, but you never know.
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2023.05.29 23:28 squishymuffins22 [USA-NV] [H] 3080 and 3070 ti PC builds, BenQ monitor [W] Local Cash
Reposting with price drop
Local in Las Vegas 89139 3080 build - $800
Used for light mining and gaming
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X53 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3080 10GB 10 GB Video Card
Case: NZXT H510 Flow ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: NZXT C (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply 3070 Ti build - $600
Used for light mining and gaming
CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB Video Card
Case: Lian Li O11 Air Mini ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fans 5-Pack
Custom Cables BenQ ZOWIE XL2540K 245 LCD Monitor - $100
Used, excellent condition
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2023.05.29 23:28 CplCockBlock First full builds...loving it!
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The first pedals I've made from scratch, including painting and drilling the cases (some wonky holes and tight fits later and I have a better idea of positions for future) Circuits based off: (L-R), P-Chorus, Gov'nor, Slapback Delay. Experimenting with different colours of spray and my laser at the moment to come up with new fun designs too. Excuse the knobs in the middle, was the only small sizes I had laying around submitted by CplCockBlock to diypedals [link] [comments]
2023.05.29 23:28 ralo_ramone An Otherworldly Scholar [LitRPG, Isekai] - Chapter 7
As the pack of Black Wolves swarmed the Wendigo, Elincia and I crawled behind the ferns trying to get away from the fight. Part of me knew I was being a burden to Elincia. With her night vision and elvish agility, she could probably break through the circle of Black Wolves.
The fight intensified, the chaotic barking of the wolves was deafening and the screeching cries of the Wendigo filled the valley as it clawed and crushed the lesser monsters in its wake.
Suddenly, a Black Wolf landed in front of us. Elincia's eyes were wide open and her face blanched, devoid of the little color it naturally had. The Black Wolf was wounded, its hind legs broken and its ribs exposed like white knives protruding through its skin. Elincia nocked an arrow but she wasn’t fast enough. The wolf let out a long howl before the arrow landed between its eyes.
Elincia’s eyes reflected pure and distilled terror as the Wendigo leaned over the ferns, just by our side, with its eyes fixed on the corpse of the Black Wolf. For a brief moment, the moon lit up the body of the monster. It was a tall bipedal creature with leathery slate-black skin. Its limbs were long and gnarled, and ended in long brackish claws. Its face was covered by an ivory deer-like skull. The slits in the skull revealed two bloodshot eyes that surveyed the surroundings with ill intent.
The System description said that the Wendigo was once a powerful shaman who got turned into a monster by corrupted mana. A shiver ran down my spine as I wondered what kind of unholy metamorphosis had created such a creature.
The Wendigo waded the fern bed, just above our hideout. I could hear the Wendigo’s heavy breathing above my head. The smell of rot was almost unbearable. Elincia covered her mouth with both hands as the creature’s arm touched the ground a few centimeters from my leg. I changed the weight of my body and tried to fold my leg. A twig broke under my hand. [Awareness]: You have been spotted.
The Wendigo’s eyes snapped directly to Elincia and before I realized what I was doing, I pulled the trigger, shooting point blank directly into the creature’s head. The muzzle flash lit the forest for an instant and my ears rang. The Wendigo stumbled back, burying its claws on a tree to not fall. The creature clung there as the blood poured from its shattered skull.
“Gottem!” I yelled, thinking the Wendigo was as good as dead.
Elincia grabbed the neck of my jacket and pulled me back through the ferns just as the Wendigo raked its claws in a deadly arc just a few centimeters from my face. The creature screeched in anger.
“How in the flying spaghetti monster is that fucker’s alive?!” I said as Elincia pushed me behind a boulder, out of the Wendigo’s reach.
“I don’t know what spell you just used, but stay put.” The woman yelled but her voice came muffled under the insistent ringing in my ears. Luckily, [Awareness] helped piece together what she had said.
Without waiting for any confirmation she turned around and ran through the forest, putting some distance between herself and the Wendigo. Elincia’s bright emerald eyes shone behind the bushes as she nocked an arrow and pointed at the creature. I noted a surge of mana emerging from the woman's body and the arrow head shone with a silvery gleam. She let go and the arrow whistled with an unnaturally high pitch, burying deep into the wendigo's calf. Piercing Arrow. [Identify] Basic archery skill that improves the projectile’s piercing capacity.
The Wendigo’s screech rocked my spine and I knew I needed to put an end to the fight quickly. If the creature had enough defense to withstand a point blank shot, it should also have similar offensive capabilities.
Ignoring Elincia’s commands, I peeked over the boulder. The forest was pitch-black and the skeletal figure of the Wendigo blended with the trees.
“Come on, Robert, use your head.”
I hoped Elincia’s night vision didn’t make her eyes too sensitive to bright lights.
Pushing the mana out of my body I conjured a cold blue flame in the palm of my hand that illuminated the forest around me. Shredded corpses of a dozen Black Wolves covered the landscape.
The Wendigo stopped in its tracks and turned its head towards the flame of mana in my hand.
Without hesitation, I raised the muzzle of my shotgun and fired. The spray of metal shredded through the Wendigo’s spidery arm, leaving it hanging from a single tendon. The wound was gruesome but it wasn’t enough to stop it. The Wendigo glared at me and crossed the distance between us in a heartbeat.
With no time to reload, I dropped the shotgun and reached for my knife.
My hand closed around the handle of my knife and set my mana free. A swirl of shining blue particles surrounded me and turned the small knife into a blazing shortsword that lit the forest around me.
[Swordsmanship] injected information directly into my brain. Distance, speed, trajectory. The Wendigo tried to tear me apart but I sidestepped to the right just in time to dodge, then, I hacked diagonally but the mana sword bounced off the Wendigo's healthy arm, leaving only a small scratch.
It was harder than the Elder Black Wolf.
My mana sword was enough to cut the skin of the creature, I only needed more power. I poured even more mana into my knife turning it into a blue beacon in the dark casting the shadows of the forest away. The mana blade grew until it was the length of a two handed sword.
Blood stained the Wendigo’s cracked skull and its wounded arm flailed around lifelessly. It might not be weak to buckshot but it was weak to magic. And I had a lot of magic. The Wendigo followed me with its gleaming red eyes. Its movements were cautious but I didn’t let my guard down. I had to fight defensively. If the monster reached me once, it was over.
Suddenly, an arrow bounced off the Wendigo’s skin. The creature seemed to forget about me because it turned around and bolted towards Elincia. Just as the Black Wolf had attacked me back in the ravine, the Wendigo seemed to prioritize the weaker combatant.
“Run, now!” Elincia yelled at me. She stood her ground, nocking a second arrow and aiming at the three meter tall creature running her way.
“You run!” I replied as I ran behind the Wendigo while [Awareness] fed a stream of information directly into my brain. I couldn’t let it reach Elincia.
There was no time to retrieve and reload my shotgun and no time to experiment with [Mana Manipulation]. I remembered my new skill. [Stun Gaze].
Without even reading the skill’s description, I looked at the Wendigo and activated [Stun Gaze]. The spell hit the creature and bounced back at me. A stabbing pain shot through my eye, and into my brain. I let out a grunt of pain and pressed my free hand against my face. Skill failed! Wendigo Lv.39 cannot be stunned. [Identify] Your level is too low to perform this action successfully.
[Stun Gaze] seemed to anger the Wendigo because it tried to stop its frantic race towards Elincia, stumbling on its ruined arm and crashing against a tree. I pumped even more mana into my knife and the blade got longer, broader, and heavier. Part of my brain wondered why a mana blade could have weight if the mana itself was weightless, but the wounded screech of the Wendigo silenced my thoughts.
I couldn’t allow fear to paralyze me if I wanted to save Elincia. [Awareness]: Frightened status, resisted.
I let my mana flow free, further increasing its length until it was hard to wield. Suddenly, I felt as if I had been thrown into an ice-cold pool. A shiver ran down my spine and I knew I couldn’t sustain my technique for long. My mana pool was getting dry. You have obtained Mana Depletion (Advanced). Temporary
I ignored the system prompt. The Wendigo towered over me and tried to reach me with its sharp claws. I blocked with my mana sword and with a furious strike, I shredded the Wendigo’s claws. The creature staggered back as I waved the sword around like a giant torch on its face.
Another shiver ran down my spine, threatening to lock my joints in place, and I knew I didn’t have much mana left at all.
I used [Stun Gaze] again and braced for the pain. The spell ricocheted back at me and I felt a stabbing sensation in my eye. This time, the Wendigo froze for a millisecond, just enough for my [Swordsmanship] to find an opening. I slashed downward from left to right, putting all my strength in a single attack.
The blade sliced through the Wendigo’s skin, meeting more resistance as it went deeper into the creature’s body until it lodged deep within its chest. Instinctively, I tried to retrieve the sword but it was stuck. I closed my eyes and waited for the Wendigo’s claws to shred my body. But the blow didn’t arrive.
Dark crimson bloom of blood stained the Wendigo's hide, illuminated by the fading light of the mana blade. The Wendigo produced one last weak screech and fell to the ground just as the light of my blade failed. Level up! Level up! Level up! Level up! Level up! You have obtained Mana Depletion (Critical). Temporary
My vision blurred and my legs faltered, the only thing that kept me on foot was the mana sword stuck in the Wendigo’s spine. When my last speck of mana was burned, the blade disappeared and I fell back but before I could hit the ground, Elincia caught me.
“We fucking did it!” Elincia said with a frenzied smile on her face. Then, she wrapped me in a tight hug that pushed all the air out of my lungs. I couldn’t help but notice how strong her arms were.
If I had to guess, she had leveled up a couple of times.
I didn't want the embrace to end but Elincia pushed me back and helped me sit on the forest bed. The moonlight shone a hole in the canopy, casting silver sparkles on her hair. She smiled enthusiastically and patted my back with a little too much strength.
“I swear I thought we were dead, but then you raised the metal thingy and bam! One arm less! You were pretty cool out there.” Elincia beamed. Her chest went up and down at an alarming rate and she had to take a moment to calm down. “I think I’m still a little deaf.” She added with a smile from ear to ear.
Leveling up was a hell of a drug.
“Praise me more.” I rasped as I let out a weak laugh. Both my body and my mana pool felt like a piñata at a children’s party.
Elincia’s expression suddenly became serious and a shadow of embarrassment flirted with her face. “Thanks for not ditching me back there, and I’m sorry if I was too harsh with you. You are a good man, Robert Clarke.”
I didn't know how to answer. It had been quite a while since I had received a compliment and my brain was too tired after being overfed by [Awareness]. I mumbled something unintelligible. Not even [Master of Languages] could help me to find the right words, however, I didn’t have to search more because a sudden prompt slapped my field of vision. New title acquired! Hot for Teacher. [Identify] Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad, I’m hot for teacher.
“I’m not a pathetic dude who falls for the first girl that talks nice to me…” I stuttered as my consciousness slowly slipped away. The edges of my sight slowly blurred. You have obtained Denial Lv.1. Temporary.
“Oh, fuck off.”
Elincia’s worried face floated in front of me. “Rob? Are you okay? If you talk in your weird language I can’t understand.” She said with a hint of panic in her voice.
It might come off as judgmental and foolish, but I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It seemed too frivolous to me. No matter how cute, funny, and caring Elincia was, there was no way I was falling for her. And there was the fact she had a kid and, probably, a husband. You have obtained Denial Lv.2. Temporary.
I wanted to fight back, fight against the idea I was falling in love, but my mouth couldn’t move anymore. The world around me darkened and my body became too heavy to sit straight. Elincia tried to keep me awake, first softly hitting my cheeks then shaking my shoulders. I tried to growl but no sound came through my lips.
“Rob? Rob? Don’t close your eyes, Rob.” Elincia said.
But I was so tired.
Elincia frantically searched her pouch for a small vial of translucent liquid. She pulled the cork and smelled the contents. Whatever scent she was looking for, it seemed to make the grade. Elincia opened my mouth and poured a drop beneath my tongue. I felt the effects of the potion spreading through my body, filling the hole inside my mana pool if only a little bit.
The last thing I heard before losing consciousness was Elincia’s concerned voice.
* * * * * *
I woke up with the first rays of sunlight next to the remains of a campfire. More specifically, my [Awareness] skill awakened me with a stream of information filling my brain. The sound of the birds, the position of the sun, my bodily condition. I ignored it all. I felt drained. If a creature wanted to eat me I couldn’t do much to defend myself.
No. I had made the decision to stay in this world, now I had to face the consequences of my actions. Begrudgingly I opened my eyes just to find Elincia sitting on the other side of the campfire, by her side there was my shotgun and my knife.
“Morning.” I greeted, stiffly sitting up and taking a long sip from my water bottle.
“Morning, hero.” She greeted me with one of her mischievous smiles. However, this time I noted a hint of mistrust in her voice.
“Something happened?” I cautiously asked. After receiving that silly title from the System I had dropped like a sack of potatoes. I glanced at Elincia, searching for answers, and I couldn’t help but notice both my weapons were on her side of the campfire.
“Look, I’m not accusing you of lying or anything, but you are not a Scholar.” Elincia said with a conflicted tone. “After what you did to the Wendigo last night I know you have a fairly high level. What are you really? A Runeblade? A Spellblade?”
“What do you mean?” I asked cautiously.
Elincia’s bow rested on her lap.
“Killing a Wendigo isn’t a feat a low level Scholar could achieve, I’m not that dumb. So tell me what those skills were.” Elincia replied pointing at my weapons. “Your explosive spell pierced through the Wendigo’s skin but Scholars can’t learn Elemental magic. Much less such powerful spells. Same goes for your [Mana Blade]. That’s a Spellblade skill, not a Scholar skill.”
I stretched my back and drank another sip from my water bottle while [Awareness] filled my brain with information. Elincia’s accusations revealed that she couldn’t peek into my status screen. It was a relief to know the System had some sort of privacy settings in place considering my last title, but privacy also made things more difficult.
“The artifact you have next to you is called a shotgun. It is a non-magical item that shoots high speed metal pellets created by a… Tinkerer.” I explained but Elincias facial gesture still showed doubts. “You probably tried to use it but it doesn’t have ammo in it. You can’t shoot a bow without an arrow nor can you shoot a shotgun without one of these.” I added pulling one of the remaining two shells from my pocket.
“Explain.” She said.
Next, I proceeded to explain how to operate the shotgun. Elincia opened the barrels and I explained how the explosive powder sent the pellets through the barrel at ridiculously high speeds.
“I’m not going to perform a demonstration because I only have two shells left. Without ammo, a shotgun is as good as a club.” I said as Elincia tried the mechanism without a shell inside the chamber. Bow and arrow safety might be similar to trigger discipline because Elincia kept the muzzle away from any of us and only put the finger on the trigger when she was going to shoot.
“What about the [Mana Blade]? There is no way your knife is a magic item, no matter how much mana I poured into it I couldn’t make it work.” Elincia continued with the interrogation.
“What do you mean? That was [Mana Manipulation].” I replied, summoning a small mana knife in the palm of my hand with the leftover magic power I had. Elincia’s mouth gaped.
“You are mana depleted! You are not supposed to be able to do that!” The half-elf woman jumped on her feet. “You can’t materialize a magic blade without the proper skill!”
I shrugged my shoulders and shaped a second mana knife.
I already suspected that my mana pool was something out of the ordinary and now I knew to what degree. The amount of mana I had was probably thanks to the System. The thought of telling her about my world crossed my mind. A world without magic, without classes, and without skills. A world where one had to practice for years and years to become minimally proficient at any task. I wanted to tell Elincia about the marvels of the modern world but I feared she took it as the words of a madman.
People who claimed to have traveled to other dimensions were deemed crazy back on Earth. In these lands it couldn't be much different. For Elincia, a systemless world might sound like a thing from fantasy.
In another situation I would’ve dismissed the allegations calling them baseless, however, deep down I wanted Elincia to believe in me. I scratched my chin, deep in thought. Actually, there was something I could try that might prove that I was a Scholar.
I used [Identify] on her. Name: Elincia Rosebud, Half-Elf (Light-Footed, Night Vision). Class: Alchemist Lv.26 Titles: Governess, Wild Child, Bad Reputation, Loner, Copper Alchemist, Favorite Teacher (5). Passive: Archery Lv.3, Tracking Lv.5, Farsight Lv.1, Foraging Lv.5, Purify Water. Skills: Potion Crafting Lv.3, True Shot Lv.1, Piercing Shot Lv.1.
Elincia’s potion pouch hit my face before I could react, breaking the skill contact and vanishing her character sheet.
“Hey! Are you identifying me?” She said in an unusually high pitch.
The half-elf cheeks were fiery red, contrasting with her usual paleness. While her hand searched for another projectile to throw in my direction, I pondered about my findings. Elincia’s skills and passives were fairly low level compared to her class level. It was possible both numbers were independent from each other. Class level might rise by gaining experience from monsters while passives and skills might grow by mastering said skills.
A twig hit my forehead, crashing my train of thought. At least I had discovered the etiquette regarding identifying other people. Despite the fact I would’ve died of shame if someone saw my titles, I tried to identify Elincia one more time as vengeance for the twig.
“Okay, okay, okay! You are a Scholar, I believe you! I’ll fulfill my part of the bargain. I’ll take you to Farcrest.” Elincia said, trying to regain some composure. She was still red as a beet. “But that doesn’t mean I completely trust you, hero.”
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2023.05.29 23:27 ExaminationSmooth390 Homebrew Artificer Subclass
Mostly just for fun and practice, I have been working on a homebrewed artificer subclass for an automaton character (I'll post the race stats I'm working on in a comment, for those interested). I have been trying to keep it flexible, fun, and thematically satisfying without being overpowered or overshadowing other players. I am of the opinion that you win DnD when everyone involved is having a lot of fun, and that fun is most had when everything is well-balanced and everyone can do cool things and shares the spotlight. I am fully aware that everything is ultimately up to the DM I play with and that party balance is also an important factor. I have done my best to compare this to preexisting subclasses, spells, and features to keep this balanced, but I'd love outside input. As I said this is mostly a fun experiment that I don't really expect to ever get to play, but I enjoy the creative process.
Thanks for taking the time to offer opinions if you decide to do so. And feel free to use any part of this as inspiration for your own homebrewed stuff. Happy adventuring!
Artificial Artificer Expanded Spells
(Similar to Battlesmith) 3rd Level Feature
Choose 2 extra cantrips from the Artificer spell list. Starting at 3rd level, you always have certain spells prepared after you reach particular levels in this class, as shown in the Artificial Artificer Spells table. These spells count as artificer spells for you, but they don’t count against the number of artificer spells you prepare.
|Artificer Level ||Spells |
|3rd ||Identify, Shield |
|5th ||Knock, Misty Step |
|9th ||Counterspell, Fireball |
|13th ||Greater Invisibility, Wall of Fire |
|17th ||Telekinesis, Teleportation Circle |
(Similar to Battlesmith) 3rd Level Feature
When you adopt this specialization at 3rd level, you gain proficiency in one type of artisan's tools of your choice. Create Familiar
(Improved and reskinned version of Find Familiar) 3rd Level Feature
Crafting Time: 1 hour
Tools: Artisan’s, Smith’s, or Tinker’s tools
Components: S M (20 gp worth of a strong material such as metal or wood, glass, and precious gems)
- Once per long rest, you craft a tiny familiar that takes on any form you choose; it uses the statistics of any of the following creatures: bat, cat, crab, frog (toad), hawk, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, fish (quipper), rat, raven, sea horse, spider, or weasel, though it is a construct instead of a beast.
- Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In combat, it shares your initiative and acts during your turn. It can attack on its own or perform any other action in its stat block.
- If your familiar is within 60 ft of you, you can cast spells (cantrips or 1st level, requiring an action or bonus action) through it. This counts as a combined action and takes the action or bonus action of both of your turns. You cannot cast spells through it as part of your reaction, but it can take its own reactions, if available. If your familiar is within 5 feet of an ally, your familiar can use its reaction to block a successful attack roll against that ally, taking all of the attack’s damage.
- While your familiar is within 200 feet of you, you can communicate with it telepathically. Additionally, as an action, you can see through your familiar’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the familiar has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.
- When the familiar drops to 0 hit points, it leaves behind a pile of unusable debris. Your familiar is resistant to healing spells and potions. The mending cantrip can be used to heal your familiar 1d4 + your spellcasting modifier. When not in use, your familiar can be stored in a compartment on your body. Your familiar will regain full HP when stored this way during a long rest.
- You can’t have more than one familiar at a time. If your familiar has at least one hit point, you may reconfigure it into a new form without extra material components.
(Made this one from scratch, but kind of similar to Battle Ready) 3rd Level Feature
At 3rd level, you gain the ability to integrate your artificial body with offensive capabilities. You can integrate up to two simple or martial weapons into your body, one on each arm. While integrated, you are proficient with these weapons. When you attack with your integrated weapons, you use your Intelligence modifier instead of your Strength or Dexterity modifier for the attack and damage rolls.
These integrated weapons can be drawn or stowed as part of the same action you use to attack with them. If an integrated weapon is separated from your body, it becomes unusable unless you spend time and material resources reconstructing it.
(Intent here is to provide options for a weaker version of Arcane Recovery or to choose one of two unique abilities. Not sure how much the flexibility might make this overpowered) 5th Level Feature
At 5th level, you have developed an internal magical energy storage system. Once per long rest, you can utilize this stored energy in one of the following ways: Option 1: Spellcraft Charge
The advanced energy storage mechanisms within your automaton body allow you to store a reservoir of spellcasting power. You can store a number of spell levels equal to your proficiency bonus. Whenever you cast a spell, you can choose to expend stored spell levels instead of using your own spell slots. This feature provides you with an alternative means of casting spells, conserving your own magical resources. Option 2: Ethereal Circuitry
Your energy storage system can be expended to alter the magiphysical vibrations of your physical form, allowing it to phase through solid objects. By expending your available energy storage, you can activate your ethereal circuitry. For the duration of this activation, you gain the ability to move through up to 5 feet of solid material, as if it were insubstantial. Alternatively, if an enemy successfully hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to activate your ethereal circuitry, causing that hit to miss. This ability extends to subsequent attacks made by the same enemy on their turn. Option 3: Momentum Burst
Harnessing the stored kinetic energy within your automaton body, you can unleash a powerful burst of speed and agility. Once per day, as a bonus action, you can activate your Momentum Burst. This grants you the ability to move up to 8 times your movement speed for the current turn. Additionally, your next attack roll made on the same turn has advantage, benefiting from the momentum and precision of your swift movement. However, if that attack misses, the next enemy to attack you before your next turn gains advantage on their attack roll, capitalizing on the momentary vulnerability caused by your aggressive maneuvering.
(This level seems a common time to improve previously acquired class features) 9th Level Feature
At 9th level, your mastery over the art of artifice extends to the enhancement of your familiar, allowing it to excel in various aspects. When you craft your familiar, you can choose one of the following options: Combined Utility, Enhanced Offense, or Enhanced Defense. Crafting a familiar in this way requires 50GP worth of the relevant material components, rather than 20)
With this option, you can combine the non-combat capabilities of two creatures into one familiar, creating a versatile and adaptable companion. By melding the essence of these creatures together, your familiar gains a range of utility features and abilities. For example, you can combine the bat and octopus to create a mechanical familiar that can fly, has blindsight, and can swim and breathe underwater. The familiar crafted through this option utilizes the higher ability scores and skill values between the two creatures, providing a powerful tool for exploration and problem-solving.
If you choose the Enhanced Offense option, your familiar gains a potent attack ability to aid you in combat. It gains the Miniature Fireball attack, which deals 2d8 fire damage in a 5-foot radius, requiring a Dexterity saving throw for half damage. The number of uses of this ability is limited to your proficiency bonus, uses are regained during a long rest. You can also use your bonus action to command the familiar to self-destruct, causing 3d8 fire damage to anyone within a 30-foot radius. You must have at least one use remaining and using this effect drops your Familiar’s Hit Points to 0.
With the Enhanced Defense option, you bolster your familiar's resilience and endurance. Your familiar gains additional hit points equal to your spellcaster level, making it more durable in combat. Furthermore, it gains the Relentless Endurance feature, allowing it to endure the most devastating blows. When reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, your familiar can drop to 1 hit point instead. This ability can only be used once and is regained after a long rest.
(Again made this one up from scratch, but tried to keep it balanced with other 15th level features) 15th Level Feature
At 15th level, your mastery over magical manipulation reaches new heights. You gain the following benefits: Masterful Construction:
When you create a construct using your Create Familiar feature, you can craft your familiar with two of the three options specified in the Enhanced Familiar feature. Crafting a familiar in this way requires 100GP worth of the relevant material components, rather than 20. Your familiar’s blocking reaction also has an increased range of 10ft. Nullification Shield:
Once per long rest, you can use your reaction to erect an arcane shield to absorb damage from an attack that makes a successful hit against you. This shield absorbs up to 5d10 points of damage before dissipating, any remaining non-physical damage is taken by you as normal. You can also cast this through your familiar if it is used to block an attack: doing this uses both of your reactions.
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2023.05.29 23:27 fluffy8852 Moving apps to external storage
Is it possible to automatically move an app to external storage without it breaking? Can I use the block called "file move" or will this break the app?
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2023.05.29 23:27 ApprehensiveCap6525 Exchange Program Shenanigans (2)
Credit to u/SpacePaladin15
Somebody explain how to embed links in text on mobile please
Memory transcription subject: Salvek, Human-Venlil Exchange Program Candidate
Date [standardized human time]: September 3, 2136
I hate banks. Or, more specifically, I hate the United Banking Service. I've never really used another bank, on account of my mother signing me up for a twenty-five year family plan for a cash bonus that never came (it was twenty-five thousand credits, I can't really blame her) but that just makes me hate this one more.
The fat, lazy Gojid on the other side of the bulletproof glass teller window tapped away at his keyboard in order to process my application for a loan. Above him I saw the UBS logo and motto: "Speed, Security, Success." All a load of vyalpic if you ask me. (I will die of old age before this loan ever comes through)
"Sooooo....." Thank the Herd, he was finally talking. I was worried his fat ass had a heart attack and died with how little moving he did. "Your credit score issss....." Oh Protector, just spit it out already! Now I get why predators have such violent impulses. (What if I can't control mine? What if we're worse than them?)
Brahk my intrusive thoughts. How does Jack control his so well? I resolved to ask him when my loan got processed, assuming neither of us starved to death in the meantime. (Speed, security, and success this dick)
"Seven hundred and ninety." Oh, thank Inatala. (Inatala hates predators, can I still say that with one as my best friend?) Venlil credit scores go from zero, being applied to people who took out million-credit loans and blew all the money on gear to unsuccessfully rob the bank they got the loan from, to one thousand, which went to those who panicked over a two credit overdrawn balance and had a heart attack whenever they were a week away from a loan's due date and it still wasn't paid.
Seven hundred and ninety was above average, since my parents had always taught me to manage my finances well, but only slightly above average since Jack's presence and the constant racism that came with it were more trouble than the government stipend was worth. (I would never send him back home, he's better to me than many Venlil)
I thanked the Gojid with sincerity that I meant none of, and asked "Is my loan approved?"
He told me "Yes, it's been approved at..." Oh Herd, not this again. How do his coworkers interact with him? "5% quarterly interest." That's not even bad. (Five percent might be a robbery, but for UBS banks it's decent) "You'll have six months to pay it off in full... or the interest will double every quarter." (Somebody should disband the United Banking Service)
I agreed to these terms, since they were the best I was going to get, and left without another word. Eight thousand Federation credits had just entered my bank account, making me a very rich man. (Not really, but it was the most I'd ever had)
Jack was sitting on a bench outside the UBS building tapping away on his pad. A more skittish Venlil would have assumed that he was plotting something or bathing in the virtual blood of his prey, but I knew better than to assume the game he was playing was predatory.
Never mind, it was absolutely predatory. An army of huge winged beasts descended on what looked like a walled fortress in the middle of a hellish landscape, and lightning rained down from the skies at Jack's command to pick apart what I assumed were strategic defenses. (He might not actively do predator things, but he is excellent at them)
Within thirty ticks of the timer at the top of the screen, the beasts were above the fortress raining destruction on whatever they pleased. A few soldiers ran out of a building near the center of the base, attacking Jack's army, but they were quickly dealt with. Without the defenses that were destroyed by what I assumed was orbital bombardment, the base was helpless against the conquering predator.
A chill ran down my spine as I saw the defenders being slaughtered. A Venlil general or admiral (there were actually surprisingly many when compared to the rest of our military) could accomplish such results but those types of Venlil were very few and often had mild cases of Predator Disease. (That needs a new name. Maybe Arxur disease? No, too scary)
Seeing an average human, whose only military experience was four years serving on a war boat (They still have a boat military? Herd, those predators love their weapons) complete what many Federation officers would struggle to do terrified me for good reason.
We Venlil had treated Humans like they weren't even sapient, just dirt or pests that we had to tolerate. And the rest of the Federation treated them even worse. What if they decided peace wasn't worth it? What if, in our fear of the Arxur, we unleashed a threat worse than them? (Could Jack spare me from a human cattle farm? I'd have to kill myself if he couldn't)
Venlil Prime would be the first world to fall. We'd all die of our own hubris.
"Hell!" Jack turned his pad down so I couldn't look over his shoulder anymore. "I'm sorry you had to see that." Why did he have to be sorry for everything? The way my species, my Federation, treated him and his kind always angered me.
I told him "Don't be sorry. It's not your fault your hobbies are so... you know." I didn't like using the word "predator". At least, not to describe humans. Jack was cool with me using it as long as it wasn't in a derogatory way, (since they are predators) but it just reminded me of how unjustly he and his kind were treated.
Jack clearly didn't listen when I said not to be sorry because he kept apologizing. "Yeah, but it's not your fault you're so damn skittish either. And it is my fault I played Clash... I mean the game here. I should've known better." Herd, why did he never stand up for himself? The exterminators can't be that bad!
I explained to him "You don't have to apologize, Jack. You never meant to scare anyone." and before he could keep apologizing (I know him too well to think he wouldn't) I changed the subject. "We have money at our disposal now, we can buy something from the Mellow Firefruit on our way to the train station."
Jack agreed, but he was worried about "spacists". (Oh Herd, has he lost it?) I asked "What in the Arbor is a spacist?" In case you don't know, the Arbor is where followers of the Great Protector go when they die. It's a huge forest with plentiful and delicious food, and no predators.
When I finally mustered up my courage and told Jack that the god I worship hates his kind, I was half expecting to die horribly by his unusually short claws or extremely dull fangs. (Are they so peaceful because of their lack of natural weapons, or do they lack natural weapons because they're so peaceful? I should ask Jack that)
Instead, he shrugged it off and told me that, apparently, "Jesus still solos." When I explained the Arbor at his request, he had the brilliant idea to convert to worshiping the Protector and then kill himself in order to appear there and scare the afterlife out of everyone else. He quickly and profusely explained that he would never actually do that, but Inatala would never have accepted him anyway so it didn't matter.
Anyway, back to real life. Jack told me "Oh, spacists? They're just space racists except I mushed the two words together. It's a play on words type thing." The words 'space' and 'racists' do not fit together in Venlilese, and frankly, I was astounded that the translator even gave me the concept. (I bought it second-hand from a Mazic who stepped on it one too many times, but it was incredibly cheap)
I told him "If you told anyone but me that the words 'space' and 'racists' fit together then you would be screened for Predator Disease." and he covered his mouth in the gesture that was universally recognized as a prey-safe predator's laugh.
"God, sometimes I forget you guys have a sense of humor."
Just then, I started walking. I was tired, like any Venlil would be after a long walk, a long wait in line and the anticipation of another long walk, but the thought of the sweet, delicious food at the Mellow Firefruit kept me going. (I have to get Jack some, he's been underrating Venlil cuisine ever since he first tried my subpar cooking)
Jack fell in behind me, then he moved up to be at my side as an equal. Us Venlil didn't care where you were in line, but I guess predators have different priorities. (Is thinking 'predator' as bad as saying it? That's a dilemma I need to deal with later) I asked him "How come your claws and... uh... those pointy front teeth are so small?" (I don't like talking about fangs, sue me)
Jack turned to look at me, jerked his head away a little, then he turned and looked at me again. He responded to my question, realized I was a Venlil, and realized I was Salvek, in that order. I was good at reading people. He told me "First of all, they're called nails and canines. And second of all, we've never needed claws so they never evolved." A predator never needing claws was absurd! When would Jack learn that he didn't have to lie to me?
I interrupted my friend's explanation by telling him "Jack, I'm not going to run away or faint just because you tell me that ancient humans hunted. I get it. Just tell me how you lost your claws."
Jack sighed. He didn't sigh a lot, only when he was driven to the end of his very long rope (Turns out that's a human idiom too! Who knew?) by someone else's, usually my, stupidity. "Salvek, we didn't lose them. We evolved to eat fruit from trees, and by the time we were eating meat we had at least developed the art of throwing rocks at things. There was never any need for them, and they never appeared as a result. Satisfied?"
Developing weapons early on did make sense for humans, given how good they are at combat, so I nodded. It wasn't really a Venlil expression, but those in the exchange program had learned everything they could about their human partners. (I'm saying human instead of predator! Progress!) "Yeah, that makes sense."
Jack continued, explaining about human 'canines'. We just called them fangs. "Canines were originally fangs, yeah," He lowered his voice when he mentioned fangs. "but when we made fire around a million years ago, we didn't need them anymore and so they got smaller. I'm no expert, but that's what I know."
That actually made sense. I knew the Arxur didn't eat cooked meat, since I found uncensored raid footage on an internet rabbit hole when I was fourteen, (I peed myself and had nightmares for weeks but no one has to know) but I always assumed humans shared that trait. Maybe I was just like the rest with how I kept comparing humans and Arxur. (Why am I capitalizing one and not the other? No one knows!)
Maybe I was just like the rest. Maybe one day I would lose control and run from Jack, or freeze up, or worse, call the exterminators, and then it would all be over. I could never live with myself if my damned instincts got him to hate me or got him killed. I've only known him for a few weeks, but when we met we just clicked.
It's still weird to me how the concept of platonic soul mates doesn't exist yet.
"That's it, right?" Jack asked while pointing to a red restaurant a few blocks away. That was it. I was about to eat good.
"Yeah, that's it. Come on, let's go!" I ran to the Mellow Firefruit faster than most humans could, on account of my species being designed for sprints, (or we're just better than them) and Jack tagged along in a brisk walk. He was probably trying not to be mistaken for chasing me and shot dead, or worse, set on fire.
I know most predators don't feel pain, but humans do. Why in the Herd didn't exterminators at least have the decency to kill them humanely?
A couple seconds later, Jack was waiting outside the restaurant and looking at his pad while I waited in line (In case nobody noticed yet, I hate lines) for my meal. Jack's meal too, since nobody wanted their entire customer base to leave the second they began serving humans. At least, that was the official reason. The real reason is that most Venlil are still racist.
After an agonizing minute and a half of waiting, since the Mellow Firefruit was a popular restaurant (for good reason, as Jack was about to discover) I finally got to order my food. "I'll have two yaccay salads, and two red fires please." Jack only asked for a salad, but red fires were excellent drinks and if he said no to one I would drink both. I was being smart with this.
"Okay, that will be 43.8 credits." All right, maybe not so smart.
I asked "44 credits?" in shock as my mind struggled to wrap itself around this sudden increase in price. The last time I got a meal here it was only twenty credits.
The cashier, a large green Krakotl who was a tiny bit taller than me, explained "Inflation. Those damn predators brahked up the economy and now we have this." Putting hate on my friend Jack wasn't something I would normally tolerate, but my father had always said it wasn't wise to anger the people who made your food. I just swiped my card across his card reader and stayed silent, like dad would have wanted.
"If you ask me, Sovlin was right."
Was my father really that wise? He probably didn't know what he was talking about.
"How can you say that? No one deserves what he did to Marcel." I shot back, managing to contain the venom in my voice.
The cashier retorted "No one sapient. But those... things that Tarva's dumb ass let roam our planet don't qualify." with barely-contained hatred. (Thank the Herd Jack doesn't have to hear this)
Before I could respond, however, the manager came with my order and reprimanded his subordinate. "Don't get into politics with customers, and certainly don't spit those lies in my establishment!" Maybe the Great Protector was still looking out for me.
The manager handed me my items and apologized profusely. "My cashier here is still new to Venlil Prime. He hasn't gotten used to the... the new arrivals yet. Herd, even I struggle sometimes, and I'm in the exchange program!"
I thanked him, explaining that it wasn't a big deal but the cashier should still be reprimanded, and brought our food to Jack. He wasn't playing that predatory (it was predatory, but predatory didn't necessarily mean bad) game again, but he was scrolling through his account on UHerd.
UHerd was the Venlil's main addition to the galaxy at large, being a huge social media service that Jack had described as "just like Instagram." when he first heard of it. Bleat was another large website just like it, but it was much less known than UHerd. (Fun fact: the U stands for Internet! Maybe not in English, but in Venlilese it does)
Jack never posted much, but he had me and a few mutual friends from the Program followed and he liked hearing what we were doing. I plopped down next to him and handed him his food. "Here, I got you something."
He picked up the salad nonchalantly, but when I handed him his drink, he inspected it curiously. "What in God's name is this doohickey?" He asked.
I told him "Try it, it's a red fire. It's good." and he did try it.
Jack exclaimed "Holy christ!" and the look in his eyes was comparable to what I saw the first time I agreed to being pet. "This is heavenly!" He guzzled the spicy fluid with hunger that would have terrified me if I hadn't seen him devour meals a dozen times before, (He'll eat me next I have to run I have to run run run run for it [oh, shut up already]) stopping only to praise its taste. "This is like the nectar of the gods!" Then "Shit, this is what I was missing out on? We gotta desegregate the restaurants immediately!"
That got him thinking, and I could almost see the money-making gears turning in his head. "You know, Salvek, what if we opened up a restaurant? You could be the official owner and waiter, I could cook some delectable earth recipes, and as long as no one saw me, we could make bank!"
I didn't like that idea. It sounded a lot like a recipe for disaster. I told him "Nah, it would be too hard for just the two of us. And besides, we already have the clothing business." Selling shirts online is a lot easier and cheaper than owning a restaurant.
Since Jack asked me a question, I figured I could ask one too. "Hey Jack, do you mind if I ask you a question?"
Jack didn't care, and he told me as much, so I continued. "How do you keep yourself in check all the time? How can humans control themselves so well?"
He paused for a bit, causing me to involuntarily panic, (he's looking for weak points, or exterminators, he's going to snap my neck for this) but I quelled these thoughts and there was no visible change in my expression. Finally, the colossal man spoke. "How do you do it?"
"W-what?" I stammered, and he picked up a leaf that was blowing in the wind before cherishing his last sip of the red fire.
He held the leaf up to my mouth. "How can you resist the temptation to just chow down on every plant you see? It must be exhausting." I took a brief nibble of the plant, despite it being completely unappetizing in nature, and he told me "See? Your herbivore instincts made you eat it! How can you keep them in check all the time?"
I wasn't a fool, not by any means. I knew he was mocking me. But the thought of a predator not having any predatory instincts was an entirely unheard of concept, bordering on heresy for some. It would probably have gotten me screened for Predator Disease if I spoke of it aloud, but I still spoke of it aloud. (There were no exterminators, I was fine) "So you're trying to say that you don't have predatory instincts? But what about the drive to hunt?"
Jack sighed again, muttering "So smart, but so damn stupid." in a low tone before he explained to me exactly what I wanted to know. "We have the need to eat meat in the same way you need to eat plants, because if we don't do it we die." That made sense. "But just like you don't have a primal urge to devour all the greenery in sight, we don't have any instincts of our own. Make sense?"
It did, but I was still struggling to wrap my head around it, so I just nodded and finished off my salad. Jack had apparently forgot about his salad, as he hadn't touched it. He opened the plastic carton, looked at its contents weirdly, and took a bite.
"This is mid." He told me, point blank. "Like, I don't mean to offend anyone, but it is mid. I'm not even hungry."
I was mildly offended, but there wasn't much I could change about his honest opinion, so I just told him "I thought it was good." and left it at that.
Jack slid his salad over to me (I love these things like my only son) and offered "You can have it. I don't want it." I would have accepted, but I wasn't hungry. Jack didn't really mind, so he threw his salad out and told me "Then we should get going. We have only [1/8 of a claw], I mean... 1/8 of a claw before our train leaves."
I agreed, getting up and walking to the train station, and Jack followed. I was well rested by then, so the brief walk was easy. Jack... Jack was Jack. He never got tired.
We actually made a pretty good pace to the train station, and within 1/16 of a claw we were on our way back to my home district and my third-floor apartment. I had money to my name, I had a huge predator (Human! Damn, those words get mixed up too much) friend, and he and I were about to make a truckload of credits. Life was good.
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2023.05.29 23:26 AftertheUncharted Is it possible to find someone genuinely interested in you?
It's been a brief but fluctuating, without question, ride in these apps and I got very few matches throughout it. I've been evolving and assimilating what works and what doesn't, mainly as regards pictures, which I believe are the compass for women to determine if a guy is worth their time or not. And I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND IT. But, nowadays, times are confusing and meeting people irl is more difficult than ever! Take the nightclubs, for example: no one approaches towards anybody and they remain in their own groups. So, my ultimate tool is to appeal to Tinder and Bumble.
In restrospective, I used to upload crappy images and thank god I realized; it used to be selfies (smiling though) and low-quality landscapes. And now, that I am posting better pictures, likes come in the form of men, and it's utterly dissapointing. However, I no longer take that too seriously. I'm statistically more attractive to people my same sex than to the opposite 🤷♂️ But, I have been on this underworld for about 3 years and still haven't been on a date. Not one since high school. I wonder how efficient online apps are, actually. If I were a woman, I would be picky too, tbh. But it creates such a feeling of unworthiness that undermines your self-esteem.
Luckily, I'm regognizing how much I value as a person and that the idea of a partner has been put on a pedestal like... forever.
I'm truly interested in knowing what my fellow men suffer as well and what women really want in a profile and conversations.
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2023.05.29 23:26 ddthereals2 car randomly stopped while driving
I drive a 09 Rav4 and I was waiting to turn at a red. Once the light went green I turned but soon after all the lights (battery, engine, etc.) came on and the car slowly stopped accelerating when I pushed the gas. I pulled over and turned the car off then back on and it started fine and took me to my destination without an issue. This definitely isn’t something I want to just look past. Any ideas of what could be wrong? I just replaced the alternator and battery so that’s why I am confused.
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2023.05.29 23:26 MagmaticDemon I LOVE CHEESE, IT'S THE BEST FOOD NO CONTEST
Okay so i just need to start this by saying cheese is absolutely incredible, it's actually insane how good of a food it is overall. Cheese is like the only food that works with almost anything, it's so ridiculously versatile that not meals on average have cheese in them far far more often than not. It even works with straight up stupid combinations like one i saw the other day, "pear and cheese salad". It was just pear, cheese and mayonaise but supposedly it worked surprisingly well together (according to my sister who's quality of tastes vary greatly. I don't fully trust them truthfully). All the best foods also make great use of cheese as well, let me give you a few examples here: Spaghetti, Pizza, baked potatoes, mac-n-cheese, chicken alfredo, lasagna, cheeseburgers, and many many more. Don't even get me started on the various different cheese types and qualities such as: cheddar, swiss, feta, blue cheese, provolone, pepperjack, white cheddar, ricotta, brie, gouda and so many more as well. There are some people who just don't get it, some aliens perhaps that hate eating cheese on anything. I cannot understand them in the slightest, how can you not foam at the mouth when someone offers you a cheesy meal like mac-n-cheese? How do you eat hamburgers without cheese on them or eat sandwiches without any cheesy flavor? Insanity, truly.
Reminds me of a meme i once saw about southern american men gifting their girlfriends massive cheese wheels as a gift on dates, and they weren't appreciative!! WHAT? People need to get their fucking priorities straight, any sane person would prefer a cheese wheel over a ring or fancy dinner. Some people just don't understand true southern values and the amount of hard work that goes into fiddling cow nipples for some milk to make cheese with. They just don't get it. Fuckers are blind to the wonderful world of cheese and milk, they'd rather eat hot chips and drink tea and coffee. They're in their own world of darkness, unaware of the beautiful basting light of cheesy goodness. Okay maybe SOME of those hot chips have cheese but they don't even notice!! they eat chips that are so spicy that they can't even taste the fucking cheese so it doesn't count. I swear if one more person gives me another negative opinion about cheese, i'm gonna put holes in my wall. Many many holes, with my fists and with weaponry, even guns. Nobody insults my favorite fucking food, EVER. I play the game skyrim JUST because it has cheesewheels in it. I buy a house in the game and just explore the world collecting every single cheese object in the game and storing it in my house, i don't even play the game the way its intended or to progress the story, JUST CHEESE. A peek into my cheesy mind would make one simply go insane, they can't handle a reality as yellow as mine, the average brain is unable to accurately comprehend the true omniscient godliness of cheddar and swiss. I am enlightened, i am gifted with divine cheesy knowledge of the universe and it's most delicious food.
I sleep on a pillow padded with cheese, filled with cheese. I sleep on a water-bed and.. you guessed it, it's filled with cheese too of course. I even go as far as to wash my clothes in cheese sauce (no soap, it ruins the cheesy aroma). But if you thought it stops there, oh boy, you are sorely mistaken little one. I broke my leg one time, shattered the femur bone into a billion pieces and i had the surgeon replace my femur with a solid cylinder of hardened cheese, a massive concrete cheese pole, sturdy and built for walking. I am one with the cheese, i'm becoming cheesy, cheese-man they sometimes call me (no they don't, i just made that up). But hey did i ever tell you about the time i built a car out of cheese, FROM SCRATCH!? That's right, i shit you not, i built an entire car by hand entirely from cheese. The wheels were cheese wheels screwed on with carved cheese bolts and nuts, the motor was a standard piston motor made out of beautifully aged gouda cheese, and it didn't run on gasolinr either. What it ran on was a specialty type of cheese sauce (surprising i know) but it was a kind of cheese sauce that apparently they don't sell around here anymore so i can't drive my car anymore, yay. Also i made a second grave error that ruined my car, the gasoline tank was made of swiss cheese, i'm not sure uf you've seen swiss but its typically full of holes and you know, in hindsight maybe making my gas tank have millions of holes in it was kind of barely a slightly godawful idea perhaps. I was driving one time unaware of the disaster i had created and was currently driving on the road when suddenly i smelled an interesting yet stenchy odor. It hit me like a truck (the smell did, i didn't get hit by an actual truck, that part of thr story comes later on) but yeah i smelled a stinky cheesy aroma and like a smoky smell too? It smelled like someone was genuinely smoking cheese in my backseat, so i turned around and i kid you not, the back of my car was fucking flaming and my back cheese wheels were melting off. Let me tell you, there's no doubt about it, i almost shit my pants. But i'm not a pussy so i turned around and hit the emergency eject button to launch myself out through the sunroof in the ceiling of the car and i flew through the air probably miles high. I nearly got hit by an incoming plane (dipshit). Then i deployed my parachute i made in case of emergencies but damn i'm stupid as shit, i made the same mistake twice. My parachute was made out of swiss as well, all full of holes, so i started plummeting. I started panicking not gonna lie but i remembered something! My backup cheese slices! (I keep thousands of cheese slices in my right pocket just in case i get hungry while im out). So i ripped those bad boys open and started patching the holes of the parachute and you wouldn't believe me normally but im living proof since im typing this... I lived! I lived through that catastrophe, but don't get the wrong idea, it wasn't the cheese's fault, it was my own. I just don't want you getting the wrong idea about cheese, they're a good fellow.
Did i ever mention the time i accidentally crippled an elderly lady with cheese? So, funny story, i was setting up a hilarious prank for my friend (i don't have friends, i fully intended on crippling this lady) and i laid an extra slippery puddle of liquid cheese on the sidewalk when nobody was looking. Then i covered it in a thin layer of leaves, in hindsight that makes no fucking sense and basically anyone with half a braincell would notice the pile of leaves as an obvioud trap or pitfall, I'm just lucky the old lady is absolutely not intelligent like me. Anyways, i camp up in a nearby tree with binoculars and watch from afar while snacking on my tiny cheese cubes. I see this old lady, about yay high and covered from head to toe in floral patterns and colors that make me feel like im on a drug trip. She takes a few steps with her cane in hand before stepping on the cheese and man.. SHE WENT FUCKING FLYING BRO LMAO. That poor mf went skateboarding down a hill but using her face as the skateboard. I choked on a cheese cube from laughter and ended up spilling them all over the place, hate to waste them but that laughter was uncontrollable. All the nearby pedestrians rushed to help the old lady and i just started throwing cheese cubes at them for fun, hitting them in the head. I remember vividly one guy shouting, "WHO IN THE FUCK IS THROWING CHEESE CURDS AT MY FUCKING HEAD?" and then i threw one into his mouth-hole, he stopped yelling after that and kept his mouth shut. Anyways, after a day's work i went home and eventually i heard on the news that the lady broke all of her legs (she should get cheese femurs like me fr) and that they were putting a bounty on the head of the "Cheese Trapper" Kind of a shitty nickname but whatever, i'll take what i can get i suppose. God, i love cheese.
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2023.05.29 23:25 Ghokill Selling Spitfire F Mk IXc
Hi, I don't post anything on reddit or other forums, so I have no idea if anyone can help me. However, yesterday I was incredibly lucky and opened a Spitfire F Mk IXc from the demolition case. Ofc I want to sell it for the right price. However, the price has been very low for the last few months, it has started to drop from 400 GJN to 110 GJN. Is it worth the wait? Is there a possibility that this price drop is only temporary and will return to the original price after some time? Or what do you recommend to do? Sell it or wait. Thank you :-)
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2023.05.29 23:25 LLDtyler No, your opponents deck is not higher than yours...
I've come across of discussions recently in my LGS. The recurrent topic is usually the pod accusing someone else to play slightly higher power than any other.
Let me get this straight, yes, sometimes (in terms of any power 'level' or wth you wanna call it) someone's deck just fairly pops off, either by a very strong hand or by a very efficiency overtime.
But in way too many cases, it's not because they pop'd off - it's because you haven't built your deck properly enough to encounter it.
I want to share some points that has to be clarified whenever it comes to this basis.
Understand that different styles means different tempo
No, just because your "high level" [[Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy]] doesn't stand a chance vs a aggro [[Krenko, Mob Boss]] doesn't mean the other deck is higher in terms of level, but the tempo of the other deck is just slightly faster.
Your deck relies too much on your commander
Yes, this format is built for your commander.
Yes, your commander is (usually) the key factor to your game.
Yes, your deck will lose efficiency the more the commander is getting removed
Yes, a better pod will know how to deal with it to remove you from the field
Yes, your game will probably be a waste if you don't deal with it
Your deck isn't optimized if it can't withstand threats... Or defend their own idea...
I'm not calling myself a better deckbuilder in any sense but I always have a vision in terms of my own deckbuilding that a strong deck should be able to respond to any kind of threats/ and be aware of what kind of archetype/style is their weakest matchup and how it can be prevented.
Too many times I hear excuses that "the matchups were unfair" and sure, sometimes the matchups isn't equally fair but if you don't giving your deck a chance to optimize against it, then how can you really be so sure that you're really giving your deck a chance to win then?
And sometimes you just can't and that's when...
You probably lack gaming presence/skill
Whenever I'm teaching newer players and helping them improve I'm always pushing them to be present and aware of the boardstate, or what's in-front of them. I see way too often people just saying yes to a [[Tempt with Discovery]] just to let the casting player, in a turn or two, pop-off. And there goes the L.
A strong deck requires a stronger player
To see the threat before it even started is a very rare skill I see in a very few players nowadays, specially in EDH. The more experienced player knows that, whenever a matchup is against their odds, they know who they need to take out first. It's not a question of being rude, it's a way to approach the game to their favor.
These are a few questions I'm always asking my friends and myself when it comes to builds. I find the power scaling very difficult to interpret thereof I'm usually not using it as a preference but to understand someone else's way to approach their deck.
Hope to open some discussions regarding these points! Looking forward to hear your thoughts!
(English is not my primarily language, incase something isn't clear)
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2023.05.29 23:25 _sideffect Clock and odometer reset
Hey guys, quick question (I hope).
I have a 2019 manual sport package 370z and since last summer my clock and odometer always reset whenever I turn the car off and on again.
Also the speedometer needles don't light up at night (not sure about door chimes as I even forgot if it made that noise to start with).
I checked the fuses myself, as well as the storage switch, and nothing.
I just went for an oil change after winter storage, so I asked them to check the issue, and they said they checked all the fuses, even the ones under the hood, and everything was ok.
Unless they're lying as they were really busy, does anyone have any idea of what else I can do?
Maybe I should test each fuse with a multimeter instead of the visual check I did?
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2023.05.29 23:25 Presentation_Cute Leandros did nothing wrong
Let's start from the beginning.
Forge World Graia is being invaded by Orks, who at this point have ships in-atmosphere, plus throughout the game are shown to have control of, or at the very least are contesting, anti-air emplacements. And, while in a thunderhawk, Titus makes the decision to put on jump packs, leap through a hurricane of fire, board an enemy ship, and spend the first section of the game just reconvening with his squad. Titus risks the entire "strategically absolute" mission on a gamble, and Leandros calls him out on it. Leandros at first is suggestive and follows along with Titus, but once Titus separates and nearly dies on a crashing ship, Leandros, who also nearly died, is understandably pissed. Even Sergeant Sidonus questions Titus at the beginning, and he's an experienced veteran. Instead of explaining his reasoning, Titus continues to belittle Leandros, openly taunting him while on the thunderhawk (Try to keep up) and then claiming that Leandros interprets the codex narrowly, again, as they land wildly off-course and have to footslog their way back to the objective. There's no "narrow" interpretation, it should be common sense not to run into a firefight and Leandros is absolutely right on the money.
Then, it's Leandros that gets the idea to blow up the macrocannon by planting a melta charge on the shell. This guy, who the community presents as not doing anything unless the Codex explicitly says, is the one who gets the creative idea to destroy the gun battery, by being resourceful and knowledgeable about how to take down a big gun. A lot of people might be tempted to dismiss this because it seems too easy, but that's the point. Leandros taking the simple, effective, and quick solution is not a fault on him, but instead a praise, and Sidonus does just that.Leandros doesn't really take issue again until Titus moves to get the power source. The entire facility collapses, and Titus suddenly rings out that he somehow survived, against the Inquisitor's expectations. Then Drogan reveals that the power source conducts warp energies, and Leandros takes the most aggressive jump by associating it with chaos. Titus and Sidonus, on the other hand, trust the Inquisitor at face value and ignore it, so Leandros once again bites his tongue. The Inquisitor then reveals another test project, which uses the Power Source, and Titus still continues to trust him despite repeated warnings that the weapon could destroy the planet on accident. Considering he was sent here to protect the planet, Titus is weirdly invested in protecting an inquisitor that has already repeatedly kept secrets that impaired their mission, and again, nearly killed a 2nd Company Captain.
Once the daemons emerge, Leandros' first words are "how is this possible?" Then, Titus is once again demonstrated to have warp resistance, in addition to Drogan's puppeteering also emerging. Nemeroth expresses both gratitude to the space marines for helping his plans unfold, and interest in Titus specifically. In addition, its discussed that Drogan was likely killed by chaos agents, and not by orks. So Leandros is led to believe that 1) his captain has overt warp resistance, 2) his captain has a thing for disappearing suddenly by making brash decisions 3) its revealed that Drogan was a highly convincing puppet and 4) chaos has been at work on this planet for some stretch of time, without their knowledge. What was he supposed to think? Chaos changes the game here, and Titus' odd behavior has never been reassuring all the while. If you were playing the game from Leandros' perspective, you would think the game was setting up Titus to be the villain, another puppet or perhaps an agent of chaos that reveals himself a master planner. That this ends up not being the case isn't incompetency on Leandros' part, but is instead simply a bit of dramatic irony. That you happen to play as Titus doesn't excuse the fact that Titus himself is simply not a very inspiring or trustworthy person at this point.
The strike force successfully destroys the orbital spire, and Leandros suggests giving the power source to the inquisition for safekeeping. Titus remarks that the Inquisition has already failed thus far, and suggests destroying it. This isn't Leandros making a bad call per se, but its a deliberate test, seeing as Leandros already suspects Titus of mega-ultra-heresy. If Titus moves to get rid of the power source, it would objectively be a bad call because of Titus' reasons. However, if he tries to keep it, Leandros might think that Titus is up to something. Titus, being reasonable for once, chooses the middle route and suggests safely destroying it once they get back to the chapter, while still carrying out the mission here. Titus passes on the power source to Sidonus, and Leandros falls back in line.
However, just as this occurs, a sizeable force of Chaos marines emerge, and Titus orders Sidonus to make a break for it. And as Leandros is preoccupied elsewhere, Nemeroth suddenly emerges, takes the power source, and kills Sidonus. And yet, despite not being there to confirm the story, Leandros takes Titus' advice and plans to carry out vengeance. He openly protests Titus once again making the genius tactical move to split up to take on a Chaos Lord alone, and calls out that Nemeroth might plan to take advantage of Titus' warp connection. During this conversation, it's noted that Leandros does not openly say that Titus has a connection to Chaos, even though its already been said. Once again, Titus decide to play aggressively with a hypothetical question, and ask if Leandros fears him falling to chaos. Leandros says no, but turns away and imagines another hypothetical wherein Nemeroth takes advantage of Titus, a sort of long-winded way of saying "yes" without actually saying it. Again, Leandros has some very valid concerns at this point, and while its a stretch to think that Titus will directly fall to chaos (which the player picks up on), Titus is not at all reassuring. He's not just ignoring the Codex, he's actively pushing against basic ideas of how not to handle a chaos incursion, written by Bobby G, who wrote the book with every ounce of knowledge he had for preventing Chaos. Titus rejecting the Codex and being so chaotic at such a pivotal moment is where Leandros really ramps up his suspicions.
Nemeroth and Titus then have a facedown, and Nemeroth himself openly believes that Titus is connected to Chaos. Not only does Titus have warp resistance, but Nemeroth calls out how the very specific events that have occurred are entirely in line with the intentions of Chaos. This is a point brought up many times in other books, that one doesn't have to worship Chaos to serve Chaos, and Nemeroth puts it on display. Regardless of what Titus was doing, he was going to end up "serving" Chaos regardless, and his unique connection to the warp was seeming evidence of that.
And finally, at the climax of it all, Titus once again emerges, killing a half-daemon prince after falling through the warp and somehow using the power source to just right himself back into realspace. Titus and Leandros have their last stare down, as Leandros comes to the same conclusion as Nemeroth that Titus is connected to Chaos, and informs the inquisition forces that showed up. Many people have said that Leandros should have gone to the Master of Sanctity, but I disagree. This is the Captain of the 2nd company, who is just now experiencing weird warp-related phenomena, who seemingly keeps popping in and out of reality after going on suicide missions, and whose every action is made in such a way that they either ignore Leandros despite his valid criticisms, or are downright hostile to his loyalty to the codex. Leandros was put on the spot, and had to make a decision, and like any decision, he turned to the Codex for guidance.
Leandros is adamant that the Codex contains the truth, and Titus says that its a set of rules with the test to see what a Space Marine can make with them. This is where Titus honestly loses me. People always like to go on about how the Codex is a set of guidelines and not rules, but honestly I've never seen it that way. It laid out the philosophical groundworks to describe the role of the Adeptus Astartes from galactic conquerors to humanity's defenders, it made explicit strategic organization and developed doctrine and tactics to explain where every unit type fit into the grand picture, it set the precedent for Imperial separation of powers from legions to chapters and Imperial to Navy and Militarum, and it overall served as a historical document that outlines different situations and how soldiers (astartes mainly) should deal with them.
We know that Guilliman himself didn't like how narrow the Imperium viewed the codex, but that often ignores a lot of the context about his opinions. Gman hates that 1) the High Lords abuse codex stipulations to their own end 2) soldiers follow the rules without accounting for the situation. In some cases, as Leandros points out, the Codex does
account for the situation, because the Codex was meant to embody the wisdom of a tactical genius in a single document. If Titus was just willing to explain anything at all, Leandros would probably find it reasonable. He could have explained that he would rather protect the Thunderhawk for evac rather than risk it trying to land, he could have explained that he will submit himself to a chaplain once the battle was done, and he could have explained that him being warp resistant was not something wholly the result of Chaos (this is where I think Space Marine just has poor writing, there's nothing in the lore to suggest that the mutated and mad forces of Chaos are immune to the warp and there's plenty to suggest that loyal forces of the Emperor can resist warp powers. People will argue that its Leandros whose at fault for that, but those people are hypocritical to blame Leandros for quoting the codex if the Codex in this game explicitly says "Warp resistance = evil". IIRC Space Marine had no lore input from GW and was given free reign to make up whatever, so this checks out).
Moreover, this is an area I find to be hypocritical of the community. Leandros himself states that he uses the Codex for guidance, but he only references the hard and true facts that the game presents, which are "don't fly into enemy gunfire" and "Resisting the warp is something that heretics do". He has shown, through him going along with Titus' suicide jump and thinking to plant the melta charge, that he's fully capable of not acting directly according to the Codex. So I find it odd, in a community that continuously shits on the Codex Astartes and interpreting it too rigidly, that the community wants Leandros to wait until they get back to the chaplains(as the Codex intended) and not seek out a ranking Inquisitor. To me, I think the community got too wrapped up in playing as Titus that they go along with his "rules for thee but not for me" approach. Given the seriousness of the situation, Leandros had every reason to not want to wait and risk Titus corrupting other people.
One more thing I wanted to mention. People sometimes think that Leandros' original purpose was to show that Titus was right all along, and that throughout the planned sequels it would have shown Leandros coming to his senses. But I feel people are really taking that idea out of context, just because they hate Leandros. In an article
by The Escapist, the director for Space Marine revealed his plans for the sequels.
“The second part of his story was to focus on a ‘Titus Unleashed’ plot … basically there were forces arrayed against him that would see his loyalty to the Adeptus Astartes pushed to its limit, and his reaction would be to kind of ‘go rogue,'” van Lierop said. “He would survive, and come back even stronger in the third game, where other Space Marines still loyal to him would rally around him and he’d return to ‘clean house,’ but as the head of a brand new Chapter that we would build around him.”
And this is why I ultimately think, even in the original vision, Leandros was right. Titus shows up, makes brash decisions, can be definitively tied to the Warp and is hinted at being connected to Chaos the entire game. So where does his original story go? He ends up becoming a renegade, and leads a breakaway faction with the forces that were loyal to him while he was captain, all the while doubting the position of the Adeptus Astartes in the Imperium. Goddamn, if that is not the most explicit depiction of a heretic
they could have made, and it would have shown that Leandros had every reason to think Titus was a danger to the Imperium.
Forget all that defense of Titus by being the main character and therefore we "know" he's innocent, they actively planned to have him give in to everything that he went through. If they had gone through this this original plan, I think I would know the exact reaction the community would have had to Leandros questioning Titus
There are far more egregious examples of codex worship in the novels, but Leandros is not one of those people. He remains loyal, level headed, and focused while also trying to work out the situation. Titus never really defends his innocence that strongly because it relies on the player to trust Titus, but between Drogan, Nemeroth, and finally Leandros, Titus is up against the wall. Maybe its just poor characterization, but Titus is so bland throughout the game he never really backs up the idea that he's taking this seriously after everything that happens. Leandros might have turned in the player character, but honestly he had every reason to.
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2023.05.29 23:24 juan-moltisanti I (M29) feel like I will be better off without her (F32)
I am in a 4 year relationship with long breaks with my girlfriend. 6 months ago we got together once again. We have had some fights but overall good. However, these arguments can be tough ones.
She does not like the flat I live in, so she refused when I offered her to move in together. She is a stewardess so her airport is far away from my flat (hers is a bit less near to the airport but not that much). She also says the flat is very old. I don’t like this attitude not because we cannot work this out, but simply because she is complaining and not supporting to do things better together. I feel alone.
She makes big deal of the things she considers important and does not reconcile. For example, the other day I was browsing with my smartphone and she told me to cut it. I said sorry no big deal, but then she picked her phone and I also picked mine. Then she started bickering again. Even though I said I was not paying attention and sorry, she was not accepting my apologies.
Another thing, today was her birthday. I bought her gifts and took her out with my friends to celebrate. I did not think birthday cake was necessary, I just didn’t. I apologized and ordered one to her flat, she says thank you and that’s that! Night ruined.
One week I was staying at her place paying for groceries and all that, I politely said if we could share because I needed to save some until the next payday, she was so embittered by my offer and she considered breaking up with me over economics.
I have other examples, but the main idea is I really don’t like being treated like this. I feel trapped. I was depressed just before we got together, but im not anymore, I have a decent job, hobbies and friends. I am healthy. I also find other girls attractive and would like to meet them (I never cheated though). However, I also like spending time with her, she is overall nice and caring. Sex is not bad either.
I really wish we could make things out and marry someday, but I don’t think we can be married for long. I don’t have the necessary will to continue like this.
Tl;dr: I find my girlfriend high maintenance and think better off without all the negativities she brings now that I am not depressed.
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2023.05.29 23:23 pga2000 Solar shed w/full electric lawn equipment + one more question.
I was wondering what you guys thought about basically a plastic garden shed specifically designed as vertical storage for a full kit of electric lawn equipment. And a solar panel on the top would charge your batteries during the week.
Obviously the easiest way would be to make the shed and not make your own product line. That would be a tall order to manage.
The solar power would also be used for a small dehumidifier keeping your equipment in top shape.
It would only be about 4 feet deep and comes with hooks and handles to be customized for your go-to tools (including hanging your mower, I think they are 30lbs and less). And a corner tall enough for the extendable pole chain saw I think.
It sounds like some kind of Skymall product but I think I would buy it. It would be an excellent for organization and the solar benefits putting it anywhere you want and not part of your storage/car space.
Bonus question: Is there a sub for Shark Tank ideas like this. This sub is more software startup and Business Ideas sucks. For product ideas only, not even business.
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