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2023.06.05 07:57 LessPlum2168 I resent my family
I’m going to keep ages somewhat vague because I’ve seen seeing so many of these posts end up on tiktok, and both of my siblings use the app religiously. I (later teens), have a younger brother and an older sister (she’s in her late twenties I think). I’m sorry if this is kind of a mess, I’m pretty tired.
My family is the definition of dysfunctional. Nobody communicates, nobody helps one another, it’s just everyone on survival mode. And I’m the biggest victim of this. I’ve always been the black sheep of the family; I get picked on and yelled at the most when something mildly inconvenient happens. I cant even begin to recall how many times I’ve had to sit through the same “I do everything around the house” cryfest from my mother when she blows up and screams at anyone who even tries to help. We all just wait for the next tantrum on baited breath, and even then we’re all against one another still. Unravelling every family member’s flaws would take forever, which is why I found a rather comical comparison. Excluding my sister and her family from the picture, my family is like family guy. My father is lazy and doesn’t do anything to contribute. He just complains and complains. My mother is irate and overall a shitty person. My brother is the golden child who gets treated slightly better than me, and I have all my achievements and aspirations spat on and belittled in a “shut up Meg” type of way. I promise you I merely say this to try and cope by joking.
My mother is the most abusive to me. She always has been. She refuses to cut my hair despite how much I beg. My hair is naturally extremely thick, and my entire body aches after trying to wrangle it in showers. There’s been times I’ve nearly blacked out from how much effort I put in trying to keep it semi presentable. When it got really bad she would make an effort to embarrass me and shame me, and would yank on it with the brush. I had to hold back genuine screams of agony. It got to a point where I cried in the shower from the relief I felt when I had it cut. The problem is that it grows back really fast and it’s already getting hard to take care of again.
My brother and father are just useless. They belittle the women in the house and do nothing but eat and play video games all day. No matter how much we beg them to help, they do nothing. My father is an angry and abusive man. He’s not physically abusive, but he’s neglectful and verbally assaults anyone who makes him feel insecure. He’s a pathetic manchild and he’s teaching my brother to be the same way.
My sister has made everything worse. I’m always teetering on hating her guts and loving her. It makes me so angry. She’s had children when she was in a poor financial situation, and it’s come back to bite her on the ass big time. She’s stuck with a boyfriend who is also a manchild raising genuinely psychotic children. She recently moved to my state and stupidly decided to have a third child while already trying to financially recover from moving across the country just to live close to us. Now they’re at rock bottom struggling to find a home and are forced to live with us, making this house chaotic and a nightmare for my easily overstimulated ass. I hate her children, they make huge messes and bring home countless viral infections which have left me bedridden during most of my leisure time, and it’s driving me nuts. And their pets have done nothing but worsen my already bad allergies. Im miserable. My life is hell. I have no possible way of escape and sometimes I just consider running away to make it all end. All of these people are bigots and would disown me and leave me homeless if they learned I was queer, which is a death sentence where I live now. I try so hard to be the level-headed moral compass and the most accepting person, but it’s just so damn tiring. I live in constant paranoia, fear, and misery. I just wish my family was normal. I wish I had a clean home and am accepting family that lets me hang out with my friends. I know I sound selfish but I want to be allowed to play games like my brother too, I want to be able to go to restaurants and have things that actually cater my interests, and not the interests of everyone else around me. I hate spots, I hate guns and America and salt life, and yet it’s all they get me. None of that is nearly as important as the more toxic aspect of my family, but it’s still upsetting. I feel more like an accessory than a living, breathing human being. I just want to get out.
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2023.06.05 07:38 hedwiqius On College Rock and the modern "College Alternative"
Tl;DR: I'd like to have a general discussion about College Rock and the concept of "alternative radio", then and now. What bands/sound make up the "canon" of modern college alternative for gen z? Is there one, or has the internet made music taste too individualized enough for it to be a meaningful concept?
. I've lurked here for ages but this is my first post so let me know if I break any of the community etiquette.
Recently I've been listening to a lot of what is generally considered to be "College Rock", that subset of alternative bands which played prominently on college radio stations in the 80s and 90s. The likes of Joy Division, The Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Stone Roses, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Hüsker Dü; and then R.E.M, Pavement, Mazzy Star, Cake, the Sundays, the Zombies. Just a few that come to mind, and some of these broke into the mainstream but had their origins in college rock.
Obviously, these bands all have very different sounds and backgrounds, and yet it seems that they occupied this unified space in the culture of Gen X going through college. Despite not having been prevalent on mainstream rock/pop radio stations (save for some breakthrough bands like R.E.M.), most people who went to college in the 80s/90s are familiar with them.
Observing the current trends at mine and other colleges, it doesn't seem that a unified collection of non-industry musicians are being pushed in a similar form.
For the purpose of this post, I'll define the criteria for "college alternative" as modern music that is enjoyed uniquely by a college demographic, shares a similar context, and is pushed as the alternative genre without being represented by the music industry.
This is by no means an "old music was better" write-up. There are so many fantastic artists of various genres today. It is interesting that these artists, however, don't seem to share a distinct college movement in the same sense that the 80s and 90s had. This surely has much to do with the downfall of radio and the rise of internet. Music is now discovered through decentralized forms of media. There is no community of radio hosts curating a collective music taste for people to be exposed to upon entering college. Music is now much more individualistic, both in ritual practice and in taste. Where I attend school, a small percent of the students actually listen to the radio, and every student with a passion for music has a very personal, eclectic music taste.
The likes of Tiktok complicate this even further, as it popularizes musicians entirely separate from the mainsteam industry, but also does not push any unified sound. Songs on Tiktok can gain popularity regardless of their band, genre, or even era.
On the other hand, it could be said that there is still a collective consciousness of alternative artists, it's just that this space looks very different than it used to. With hiphop replacing rock in mainstream music, the alternative stream likely followed suit. While they don't dominate the radio, most of Gen Z recognize the likes of Tyler the creator, Kali Uchis, Daniel Caesar, Phoebe Bridgers, Rex Orange County, Thundercat, etc. My only hesitation is that each of these names have dubious industry connections that water down their "alternative-ness".
Then perhaps this boils down, in essence, to capitalism and the way that music industry functions. Many of the alternative bands of the 80s and 90s surely had industry connections that allowed them popularity over other thousands of good bands that never made it. In the 21st century, this is only more true as monopolies coalesce and music as an industry is more focused. There is no easily-defined alternative radio because any really "alternative" music is too detached from the industry to have a large presence in our collective conscience, so this music is confined to eclectic listeners who find them through streaming services or niche internet communities like this one. In some ways this is a good thing, as it allows for a much greater variety of music to take hold among young people. It can also be a detriment in that non-mainstream music loses its function as a social tool to connect with wides group of people with shared music taste.
Reigning it back in, I am curious about this community's perception of "College Alternative" music as it stands today. Does such a movement exist, or is non-mainstream music too individualized for that now? What bands would the modern alternative consist of if we were to define it?
Or perhaps College Alternative never existed as a movement, but was prescribed as a term after the fact, in the same way that Classic Rock is an umbrella to define whatever rock used
to be mainstream.
Furthermore, is it a good or bad thing that the forum of music has changed in this way?
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to your responses.
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2023.06.05 07:36 scarlet2248 Wedding Venue in The US: Our Recommendation Part II
Popular wedding venues in the western and central states were featured in Part 1 of US wedding venues
. So in part two, we'll focus on wedding venues in the eastern states. Whether it's a luxurious hotel, a rustic barn, or a spacious meadow, all are included. Again, the features of these venues and the approximate prices will be written. Let's explore these beautiful wedding venues!
Wisconsin Wedding Venues
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
This is an art museum located at 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. It is an English-style country estate and has nearly four acres of gardens. It has perennial plants and is a great outdoor ceremony venue. Also, there is a historic mansion, charming carriage house, and greenhouse. The venue can accommodate up to 200 people and costs approximately $3000 to $4000 For 100 Guests
This is a professional event venue located at 515 E Main St, Stoughton. This historic venue offers industrial and rustic charm with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and wood beams. It has ample space for ceremonies and receptions. The venue offers event coordination, customizable lighting options, a bridal suite, and access to preferred vendors. Accommodations for up to 250 people start at $3,500 for a 12-hour rental
The Enchanted Barn
Located at 1543 6 1/2 Ave, Hillsdale, this barn has an old-world rustic atmosphere around every corner. Featuring several indoor and outdoor venues, one of the most popular ceremony locations is located in Barn's upper-level Hayloft, featuring old wood timbers. Several wedding package options are available here and can accommodate up to 220 people. Off-season all-inclusive wedding packages are $5,000 plus $21 per person.
Illinois Wedding Venues
This is a historic mansion located at 3S501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton. a short drive from Chicago. The mansion is also surrounded by a forest preserve that allows for nature-filled photos. There are seven ceremony locations in total, and the largest Magnolia Garden can accommodate up to 300 guests. Venue rentals start at $3,500
The Morton Arboretum
This is a public nature garden and outdoor museum located at 4100 IL-53, Lisle. Inside there are not only mature trees and flowers but also a playground for children. Offering beautiful woodland and lakeside views. The large garden has a total of 12 venues to choose from and the largest room can accommodate up to 300 guests. Prices range from $600 to $9,000 depending on the size of the room and the time of year it is held
Located at 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago, this is a very unique location that serves as a store besides being a wedding venue. It preserves treasured furniture from the past. This old Chicago warehouse offers an enchanting vintage atmosphere. The ceremony and banquet space can accommodate about 200 people and space rentals start at $4,000
Kentucky Wedding Venues
The Barn at Cedar Grove
The address is 1000 Brockman Keltner Rd, Greensburg, which has a rustic barn setting with picturesque scenery. Offering outdoor ceremony space, climate-controlled reception space, bridal suite, groom's quarters, and fire pit. The venue in the barn can accommodate up to 230 people. For fewer guests, the average budget for a wedding here is between $6,000 and $9,000
The Brown Hotel
This 100-year-old hotel is located at 335 W Broadway, Louisville. The hotel has a striking Georgian Revival look and offers elegant ballrooms, luxurious accommodations, and a gorgeous rooftop garden. The hotel also has extensive experience in hosting weddings of different cultures, such as Jewish and Indian weddings. Prices are $18,000 in the off-season and can accommodate up to 300 guests
Talon Winery & Vineyards
This winery has a large outdoor space at 7086 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington. Offers vineyard and winery backdrop, outdoor ceremony space, and rustic barn. The best part is the wine-tasting and vineyard tours. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices for ceremonies start at $1500
Tennessee Wedding Venues
Located at 28 Bussell Rd, Gordonsville, our vacation accommodations are perfect for small weddings. Surrounded by scenic walking trails, mountains, and woods. This venue specializes in small weddings of 30 people or less, with a focus on an intimate and cozy experience. Wedding packages range from $1795 to $5000
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
An art gallery on 17 acres of gardens located at 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, offers a romantic and artistic setting for weddings. The gallery offers two indoor reception venues as well as woodlands and gardens, both of which can accommodate up to 200 guests. Prices are approximately $4000 to $5000 For 100 guests
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower, located at 400 4th Ave S, Nashville, is almost 140 years old. The ballroom features large windows that provide plenty of natural light, creating a charming and historic setting for weddings. There are two floors beside the lobby. Seated dinners for up to 400 people range from $3,500 to $16,000 depending on time and venue
Mississippi Wedding Venues
The site at 4145 Old Canton Rd, Jackson is the oldest residential building in Jackson, with a history of 175 years. The courtyard in front of the house with trees such as cedar, oak, and magnolia provides a natural backdrop for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and costs $3,500 for a two-day weekend rental
Dunleith Historic Inn
A National Historic Landmark located at 84 Homochitto St, Natchez, the mansion features Greek Revival columns and original pine floors. The event space has a main floor, courtyard, and South Lawn, which can accommodate up to 700 people. Wedding packages start at $6,500, not including catering
The Gin at Flora Station
The address is 4819 MS-22, Flora. The refurbished cotton gin blends rustic charm with modern amenities. It offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including a covered gazebo and a patio with an old-fashioned truck bar. Rentals for ceremonies and receptions start at $3,500
Alabama Wedding Venues
This building, located at 1531 1st Ave S, Birmingham, is historic from the outside. With its industrial-inspired design and high ceilings along with red brick walls. Three indoor venues can accommodate up to 300 guests, and the cost of a ceremony starts at $4,000
The Sterling Castle
This castle is located at 389 Deseret Dr, Shelby, and has been voted the best wedding venue in Alabama. The fairytale-style castle, elegant ballroom, charming courtyard, and lakeside and drawbridge venues. This beautiful venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and all-inclusive weddings are priced at $10,000+
Huntsville Museum of Art
This is an art museum located at 300 Church St SW, Huntsville. With unique indoor and outdoor spaces, the museum is a contemporary art gallery. Offering outdoor spaces with a rooftop terrace, and five indoor hospitality venues. The starting venue fee for a wedding reception in high season is $1,500
Michigan Wedding Venues
Colony Club Detroit
Located at 2310 Park Ave, Detroit, this Georgian-style, historic venue features stunning architecture and gorgeous interiors. The hotel features a grand ballroom decorated with crystal chandeliers and intricate details. The ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and is priced between $12,000 and $15,000
This historic building, built in 1918, is located at 5052 M-66, Charlevoix. With a total of four site combinations in the summer. It offers several ceremony and reception spaces, including a charming outdoor garden and a majestic stone courtyard. The largest of these, the East Garden and Queen's Courtyard can host up to 300 guests. And the price range is between $6,750 and $9,250
The Inn at Stonecliffe
This is a Victorian village located at 8593 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island. away from the hustle and bustle of the area. With beautiful gardens and breathtaking views of Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Bridge. Accommodates up to 300 people and prices range from $4000 to $10,000
Ohio Wedding Venues
Franklin Park Conservatory
This is a horticultural and educational institution located at 1777 E Broad St, Columbus. The most popular venue is the indoor garden with an all-glass ceiling. Besides, there is an industrial-style venue and a 200-year-old barn. The venue has plenty of space and can accommodate up to 500 people, with prices ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 for a wedding of 100 guests
The Columbus Athenaeum
The historic building at 32 N 4th St, Columbus, was built in 1899. With a total of ten venues to choose from, the Grand Ballroom boasts gorgeous details and a stunning atrium. It is decorated with classical Greek art as well as soaring ornate ceilings. It can accommodate up to 230 guests. Prices for receptions start at $3,000
An oversized wine estate located at 1700 55th St NE, Canton. Picturesque vineyard setting and sparkling lake views. The open-air venue can accommodate up to 300 people, while the indoor venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. Full-service event planning, vineyard tours, and wine tastings are available. Prices for receptions will start at $1,450
Georgia Wedding Venues
This resort is located at 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd NW, Adairsville. With over 3,000 acres of land, it is a historic southern estate. With lush gardens, luxurious cabins, and grounds that can accommodate up to 250 people. Three wedding packages are available: $275 per person, $320 per person, and $350 per person
. And a least of 150 people is required.
This is a renovated warehouse located at 409 Bishop St NW, Atlanta. The roof is supported by massive bow trusses, which allow for a spacious, open floor plan without columns or supports. Through a wall of windows running the length of the space, there are breathtaking views of Atlantic Station and the downtown skyline. Accommodating up to 425 people, prices start at $4,000
The Biltmore Ballrooms
The ballroom is located at 817 W Peachtree St NW 208, Atlanta, and was established in 1924. The ballroom features a handcrafted plaster relief ceiling, ornate crystal lighting, and a marble floor. Capacity ranges from 50 to 1,500 people and offers eleven caterers. Rental rates range from $3,500 to $5,000, depending on the day of the week
Florida Wedding Venues
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
Located at 16711 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach. This monastery was dismantled piece by piece from northern Spain and shipped to the United States, then rebuilt over 19 months. It offers a chapel and gardens for ceremonies. The garden can accommodate up to 300 guests for $6,500 and includes only the cost of the reception
The Breakers Palm Beach
This is a luxury resort located at 1 S County Rd, Palm Beach. This luxury resort is located in Palm Beach and enjoys magnificent beachfront views, lush gardens, and an exquisite ballroom. It boasts a timeless and elegant ambiance. It can host weddings for a maximum of less than 500 people, and detailed prices need to be communicated with the hotel
The Ringling Museum
The museum is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, with a breathtaking view of Sarasota Bay. This venue offers unique views of art, culture, and the stunning waterfront. It includes many event spaces, including a large courtyard and an elegant ballroom. The largest art gallery courtyard can accommodate up to 125 guests and prices start at $20,000
New York Wedding Venues
Mohonk Mountain House
Located at 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, this historic resort is surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest. Featuring a majestic Victorian castle with panoramic mountain views. Choose from lakeside, garden, and mountain views for your ceremony. Wedding packages range from $275 to $375 per person
The address is 42-38 9th Street, Long Island City, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Offering an industrial chic atmosphere, a garden courtyard and conservatory, a stunning main space, plus rustic interiors. Accommodates up to 180 guests, with receptions starting at $14,000.
Estate at 2015 US-9, Garrison, with superb Hudson River views and Catskill Mountain views. The venue offers a modern ballroom, outdoor ceremony space, and golf course. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for $12,000.
Pennsylvania Wedding Venues
The Curtis Atrium
The historic building at 699 Walnut St, Philadelphia used to be the Curtis Publishing Company. It is now a building with a mix of residential, office, and retail space. It features a stunning atrium, marble columns, and a stunning rotunda. Space rentals start at $8,000
The Cork Factory Hotel
This boutique hotel is located at 480 New Holland Ave 3000, Lancaster, a converted historic cork mill with exposed brick walls. Offering industrial charm and modern amenities. The venue has a ballroom, a terrace, and a 2,300-square-foot warehouse. Space is available for up to 200 guests, and wedding packages start at $7,000
Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard
A stunning garden is located at 138 W Lancaster Ave Suite 130, Devon. The venue is decorated with elements such as reclaimed barn wood floors, raised holiday lights, and skylights to create a unique aesthetic. Of course, there is an essential gardening setting and open-air venue that can accommodate up to 140 guests. Prices for receptions start at $4,525
West Virginia Wedding Venues
The entire resort is nestled beside a tranquil lake at 940 Resort Drive Roanoke, a place of scenic beauty and rustic charm. Wedding venues are available on the lakeside lawn or in the courtyard, with an indoor grand hall and stone-walled ballroom. Spa services, golf courses, and entertainment can also be experienced with wedding packages ranging from $3,500 to $12,000
A luxury resort located at 101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs. With stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking mountain views. The indoor venue has a dramatic chandelier and stage. The outdoor grounds feature expansive lawns and rustic cabins. Packages start at $10,000
and vary depending on the number of guests, season, and customization.
Sleepy Hollow Golf Club
The Club at 3780 Sleepy Hollow Dr, Hurricane. It is a private golf club for families. Featuring a scenic golf course, elegant ballroom, outdoor lawn ceremony venue, and picturesque countryside views. Wedding packages start at $3,500
Virginia Wedding Venues
Historic Manor River Park at 1700 Hampton St, Richmond. Inside are gardens, botanical gardens, and native wildlife habitats. The scenic setting includes 100-year-old Italian gardens, European-style manor houses, pavilions, expansive lawns, and the Robbins Nature Center. Prices range from $3,500 to $6,100
Inn At Willow Grove
This is a rustic accommodation located at 14079 Plantation Way, Orange. It is unusually peaceful and romantic, surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful gardens. One of the gardens, Boxwood, can accommodate up to 175 guests and offers idyllic views. A versatile barn is also available as a hospitality venue, with rates starting at $7,500
The Tides Inn
Located at 480 King Carter Dr, Irvington, the entire hotel is situated on a beautiful body of water with views of the Chesapeake Bay. It is a waterfront resort. You can also come here to take part in fun activities such as tennis, golf, paddle boarding, biking, and kayaking. Weddings start at $3,100
North Carolina Wedding Venues
Professional wedding venue located at 523 Pea Ridge Rd, New Hill. It resembles a European town building with charming gardens and rustic barns. It can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony in the gardens. Wedding packages will vary depending on the time of year and are priced at $8,000 on Fridays and $9,800 on Saturdays
The Merrimon-Wynne House
The mansion located at 500 N Blount St, Raleigh was built in 1876 and has been well maintained and is now a venue for various events. The building has a main floor full of Southern charm. Inside are original floors and mantelshelves, ornate chandeliers, and a wide porch. The outdoor area is also large enough to host ceremonies in the garden and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Prices for receptions start at $5,000
It's an English-style country hotel located at 2000 Fearrington Village Center. Besides the quaint country setting there are dense gardens with water features. The largest venue is the barn, which offers spacious dining and dancing space and can accommodate up to 250 people guests. Prices for ceremonies start at $2500.
South Carolina Wedding Venues
This National Historic Landmark is located at 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston. You can experience daily life on an 18th-century plantation and enjoy 65 acres of unobstructed views and private garden rooms. Also, enjoy the oldest landscaped gardens on the property. There are 7 ceremony venues, ranging from small weddings of 50 to 400 guests. Prices start at $5,000
William Aiken House
The 1807 mansion is located at 456 King St, Charleston, a restored mansion that showcases Southern charm and architectural elegance. The yard features a magnolia tree that is over two hundred years old and an elegant terrace. It is also rated as one of South Carolina's premier wedding venues. The cost of a ceremony starts at $3,000.
The Cedar Room
Modern industrial event space at 701 E Bay St, Charleston. Featuring exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the cityscape. The indoor Cedar Room venue can accommodate up to 500 people for events, and the outdoor yard can seat up to 200. Events on Fridays or Sundays start at $3,500.
Vermont Wedding Venues
Inn at Mountain View Farm
The Inn at 3383 Darling Hill Rd, East Burke, has breathtaking mountaintop views. Enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and visits to animal farms, among many other activities. Venues can range from beautiful fields to cozy campfires. Weekend wedding packages start at $3,500
Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home
The building at 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester is full of meaning. The Lincolns built Hildene as a summer home at the turn of the 20th century. Here you can look out over the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The outdoor venue can accommodate up to 200 people and wedding reception prices start at $8,000.
(Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home)
The Henry House
The historic house at 1338 Murphy Rd, North Bennington, built in 1769, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Vermont. Overlooks the authentic red-covered Henry Bridge. The site offers several vendors for you to consider. The large trees outside the house make for the best wedding photos. The venue needs to be contacted for a specific quote.
Massachusetts Wedding Venues
The Crane Estate
This is a Tudor Revival mansion located at 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich. It was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor Crane, Jr. with winding salt marshes, miles of barrier beaches, and a beautiful hilltop mansion. And of course the rolling lawns and gardens. There are three sites to choose from in all, with the beachfront site accommodating 200 to 500 people. Weekend weddings are priced at $6500.
Red Lion Inn
The Inn at 30 Main St, Stockbridge has a 250-year history. The entire Inn combines traditional New England hospitality with the amenities of a modern hotel. The largest Hitchcock room capacity is capacity 30-175 people. Venue rentals start at $4,000.
A sophisticated hotel located at 215 Charles St, Boston. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from shopping, dining, Boston Parks, and more. The hotel offers a private secret garden that can accommodate up to 200 people outdoors and an indoor 3000-square-foot ballroom. Wedding venue rates start at $26,000 for up to 100 guests.
Connecticut Wedding Venues
The Lace Factory
This historic factory is located at 161 River St, Deep River, and offers a charming and rustic atmosphere for a wedding venue. It has wood floors, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the river. The Lace Factory offers event planning services, on-site catering, and a variety of rental options for weddings of all sizes. The Factory can accommodate up to 225 people and prices start at $5,000.
Eolia Mansion at Harkness State
The address is 275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford. Nestled on the shoreline of Waterford, Connecticut, this elegant mansion offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. It has manicured gardens, a stone terrace, and a beautiful ballroom. The price of $5,100
includes exclusive use of the mansion's first floor and south courtyard tent for 5 hours.
The Society Room of Hartford
This event venue is located at 31 Pratt St, Hartford, and the historic venue boasts magnificent architecture. It includes a marble staircase, beautifully frescoed ceilings, and crystal chandeliers. It provides a luxurious and timeless setting for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and prices start at 15,000.
New Hampshire Wedding Venues
Wentworth By The Sea Country Club
Country Club at 60 Wentworth Rd, Rye. This private club is near the shore and enjoys magnificent waterfront views and a romantic atmosphere. The hotel has manicured grounds and a historic clubhouse. It can accommodate up to 250 guests in this setting. Three options are available: lawn, clubhouse, and tent weddings. Reception prices start at $30,000
The Preserve at Chocorua
This venue, located at 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Rd, Tamworth, is a rustic and secluded wedding venue nestled in the White Mountains. It offers scenic views, a charming barn, and plenty of outdoor space for the ceremony. Outdoor activities such as sleigh rides and hiking are also available. Approximate prices will start at $1000.
The Farmhouse, located at 33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon, is a historic and beautifully landscaped site in the White Mountains. It offers a restored 1876 farmhouse, a barn, and lush greenery. There is also a romantic bistro with a terrace to relax in. Accommodating up to 200 guests, prices start at $15,000.
Rhode Island Wedding Venues
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
A luxury hotel located at 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport. The Chanler offers luxurious accommodations and a grand mansion setting with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to their world-class restaurant. Specializing in weddings for up to 120 guests with access to their world-class restaurant. Site rentals start at $10,000.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Historic mansion on 33 acres located at 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. Large tents are available in the outdoor area, followed by sunset views. Accommodating up to 225 guests, weekend wedding rates start at $12,995.
Situated in the heart of Providence, The Dorrance is a restored bank building with a sophisticated atmosphere and elegant decor. The most special feature is the long, luxurious bar, which can accommodate up to 200 guests throughout the venue. Venue rentals start at $7,500
New Jersey Wedding Venues
The Ashford Estate
Located at 637 Province Line Rd, Allentown, this elegant property is nestled in a picturesque setting. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautifully preserved farmland, it features sparkling fountains, waterfalls, garden pavilions, expansive views, and of course, luxurious private suites. The wedding venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Starting at $10,000
Mallard Island Yacht Club
A club surrounded by water at 1450 NJ-72, Manahawkin. six more venues to choose from in the luxurious private island mansion. The center plaza boasts grand arches and ornate ceilings reminiscent of old-world glamour. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 people, and prices for receptions start at $20,000
Liberty House Restaurant & Events
This waterfront event venue is located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City. It features unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Landing Pier. The Grand Ballroom features a marble floor and floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and venue rental fees start at $8,000
Delaware Wedding Venues
The Queen Wilmington
This dazzling venue is located at 500 N Market St, Wilmington is downtown. It is a historic music venue that offers a unique and eclectic atmosphere. The venue features a grand ballroom with a stage, state-of-the-art sound system, and elegant décor. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and wedding reception prices start from $3,000
The Cordrey Center
The address is 30366 Cordrey Rd, Millsboro, and its restored barn and surrounding gardens provide a rustic and charming setting. The venue offers a range of services, including in-house catering, bar service, and event coordination. It has indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Venue rental rates start at $3,500.
The Waterfall Catering and Special Events
With an address at 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, The Waterfall has a modern venue. Centered around a stunning indoor waterfall. The spacious ballroom features contemporary décor and customizable LED lighting systems. The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Prices for venue rentals start at $6,000.
Maryland Wedding Venues
Located at 1 East Chase Street and built-in 1902 as a historic landmark in Baltimore, The Belvedere showcases stunning architecture and classic charm. It offers a variety of event spaces, including a rooftop ballroom with panoramic views of the city. Inside, the décor is more vintage and ornate. Accommodating up to 500 guests, venue rentals start at $8,000.
Evergreen Museum & Library
This grand Gilded Age mansion is located at 4545 N Charles St, Baltimore. It is full of history with a house museum and research library. With beautiful gardens, this venue offers a mix of elegance and history. It's architectural details and scenic surroundings provide a unique backdrop. As well as a tour of the museum's collection. Accommodates up to 200 guests and starts at $6,000
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Located at 500 Marina Club Rd, Stevensville, this venue offers stunning waterfront views and an elegant ballroom. It also has an oceanfront ceremony venue and luxurious accommodations. There are four ballrooms in total, three indoor and one outdoor. Accommodations for up to 300 guests start at $10,000
District of Columbia Wedding Venues
Larz Anderson House
Located at 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, the Anderson House, established in 1905, is a stunning Beaux-Arts mansion that offers a romantic and intimate setting for weddings. The venue features beautiful gardens, a grand staircase, and gorgeous rooms decorated with historic artwork. It can accommodate up to 200 guests and has access to the house's magnificent library. Prices start from $8,000.
Located at 800 16th St NW, Washington, across from the White House, the hotel offers magnificent views of the iconic landmark. This venue has many event spaces, including a rooftop terrace from which the White House can be used as a photo backdrop. Wedding venues can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start at $15,000.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Located at 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, this unique venue celebrates women artists and offers a distinctive setting for weddings. With its stunning architecture and world-class art collection, it provides an exquisite atmosphere for your special day. The venue offers a variety of event spaces, including an assembly hall and mezzanine level, and can accommodate up to 400 guests. However, the museum is temporarily closed for renovations.
Maine Wedding Venues
The resort's address is 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, and is nestled in a secluded wooded area. Featuring elegant indoor and outdoor spaces. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch and balsam fir, it features two outdoor pools and a three-room treetop spa. It ensures an unforgettable wedding experience. Prices start from US$10,000
The farm is located at 254 W Fryeburg Rd, Fryeburg. This rustic and chic site features a restored 18th-century farmhouse and a spacious barn with panoramic mountain views. Of course, there are also seasonal gardens and a woodland church. The most special feature is the provision of a cable car to reach the top of the mountain, which is also a popular backdrop for photos. It can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start from $6,500.
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
The address is 20 Milk St, Portland, and is centrally located, offering a blend of classic elegance and modern amenities. With many event spaces, on-site catering, and a spa, it can accommodate intimate and large weddings. Accommodations range from 10 to 220 guests, with rates starting at $3,500.
Conclusion "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." When Harry Met Sally
Finally, we've rounded up our recommendations for wedding venues in each of the remaining states. Choosing the perfect wedding venue is an important step in creating your dream wedding. It sets the tone for the entire celebration and provides the backdrop for your special day. No matter what style of wedding venue you prefer, there is a venue above that perfectly suits your style and preferences.
Last but not least, don't forget to check out Quictent's wedding tent
. we offer quality wedding tents for your outdoor wedding, containing various types and sizes.
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2023.06.05 06:24 Stunning-Sherbert676 The temptation of wanting to drive back there and send a rock through their window and spread some nails under their tires...
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2023.06.05 05:11 kennynailtech JELLY NAIL DESIGNS YOU MUST TRY RIGHT AWAY
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For starters, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Megan Fox, Lizzo, and Kylie Jenner have all rocked jelly nails. Or perhaps we should argue that because the jelly nails are translucent, we have "seen through" them.
Glossy, translucent, and vibrant they are. Jelly nail store supply near me
nails can be decorated in a variety of ways, but they are transparent like lip gloss. Additionally, performing this kind of manicure at home is simple. Check out these jelly nail art patterns that you need to attempt right away.
DOING JELLY NAILS: A GUIDE
Using jelly nude nail paint is the easiest technique to create jelly nails. It already has a smooth, glass-like texture and is translucent.
Look at this collection of trendy-colored gel polishes
24 COLOR SET OF THE LAVIS JELLY NUDE GEL COLLECTION
These jelly nude gel hues are transparent but vibrant, and they last for up to 3 weeks. The polish is easy for beginners to apply and remove, and it has a lovely fragrance. To fix it, all you need is a nail lamp.
Another choice is to thin out your preferred nail paint by adding a clear top coat to make it translucent.
In essence, you'll require:
conventional manicure equipment, such as a nail lamp and a file, to prepare and shape the nails
Here is the nail lamp we like best. It is strong enough for a salon while still being ideal for beginners:
UV/LED NAIL LAMP by LAVIS
All varieties of gels can be cured in a matter of seconds with 96 watts of electricity. Set the timer, and when you need the light, the motion acrylic powder wholesale near me
sensor will turn it on. The polish is evenly cured thanks to the interior's high degree of reflection.
Additionally, this lamp is simple to transport because of its long-lasting rechargeable battery.
Start with a transparent base layer when using jelly gel polish, and cure it under a nail lamp. After that, brush on two transparent gel layers, curing each one between coats. Add a high-gloss top coat to complete.
However, if you want a clear color, you can experiment with diluting gel polish. In order to get the correct level of translucence, add a few drops of top coat. Once you're content, the application procedure is the same. A base coat, two thin coats of jelly color, and a top coat should all be applied using a brush.
WHAT IS 3D JELLY NAILS?
Add a little glitter to the varnish to give the jelly nails additional dimension. Use a toothpick or dotting tool to evenly disperse the sparkles before curing it.
A topcoat like the eggshell gel that specks the surface is another option.
Alternately, you might get ideas from the 3D jelly nail designs from Korea and Japan. Nail artists begin by applying many coats of translucent jelly polish. Then, they use hard gel or building gel to cut out shapes of clouds and rainfall.
TRY THESE DELICIOUS JELLY NAIL DESIGNS
It's time to use your imagination. As you peruse the jelly nail design ideas below, feel free to let your creativity run wild.
Beautiful jelly nails with watercolor designs. But how can you create the colorful whirlpool? We've discovered that blossoming gel polish is a miracle worker.
BLOSSOM GEL POLISH, LDS
A translucent polish is called blossoming gel or blossom gel. Don't cure it; just apply it. Replace that with adding the colored gel and observing how the color spreads or blossoms.
However, a color cannot be sufficiently thinned out by blooming gel to become translucent. Use a pre-diluted or ready-made jelly hue for optimal results.
You can substitute jelly nude polish for blossom gel in the marble nail tutorial.
With confetti and jelly nude nail paint, have a party on your hands. When applied to a jelly French manicure with long tips, the look is even more striking.
Chrome jelly nails? Please, yes.
Make those jelly nail shine with chrome powder!
POWDER SET FOR CHAMELEON CHROME NAIL PIGMENT
The color of the chameleon chrome powder varies based on the type of light, the color of the background, and the viewing angle. It works with acrylic nail art, builder gel, gel paint, dip powder manicures.
There are numerous methods for adding holographic depth to jelly nails. You may include confetti or holographic stickers, for instance.
JELLY NAILS WITH GLITTER
The sparkling Aurora top polish gives jelly nails unique effects. It's not your typical glitter nail polish. Choosing which colour to use first is the most difficult aspect of using it.
JELLY NAILS WITH EMBLAM
We are now moving towards 3D nails. Before embossing the surface with hand-painted or stamped designs, apply the jelly nude gel and nail products suppliers near me
allow it to set. Five distinct emboss gels in varying colors are included in the kit. Do you have an image in your mind of blue jelly nails with silver lightning flashes on them?
FRUIT OR CLOUDS IN 3D
What's the trick to creating jelly nails with clouds, fruit, gummi bears, or jellyfish? Builder gel is the catalyst.
GEL LAVIS BUILDER
All 6 building gel colors are included in this collection. It has a glossy finish, a smooth texture, and is entirely real gel. Like any other gel, it can last for up to three weeks. Furthermore, an LED nail lamp cures it in 60 seconds.
You may make it into any shape you want to dress up your jelly nails.
CAN LACQUER BE USED TO DO JELLY NAILS INSTEAD OF GELS?
Yes, nail lacquer rather than gel polish can be used to make jelly nail designs. The TikTok approach that's going around dilutes colorful polish with clear top coat to recreate.
We enjoy using the wonderful LDS nail nail technician supplies wholesale near me
polishes since they resist chipping for up to 7 days. And they don't contain any harmful chemicals or 9-free.
Are you eager to create jelly nail art? One of the trendiest and simplest manicures to perform at home is this one. Take advantage of one of our sales to purchase what you need right away.
2023.06.05 04:55 yournailsupplier NAIL TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS
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Because the nails may be brittle and discolored, it can occasionally be mistaken for a fungus. However, certain symptoms allow for the identification of nail psoriasis. For instance, a rash is frequently present when psoriasis flares up in a person's nails.
When will nail psoriasis disappear? Symptoms acrylic powder wholesale near me
can go into remission at times, although this isn't always the case. Treatment for psoriasis nails aids in controlling flare-ups.
Let's discuss psoriasis nail treatment.
WHAT IS THE BEST MEDICATION FOR PSORIASIS OF THE NAILS?
There are several drugs that can treat psoriasis nails. Because psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, many of them weaken the immune system.
First, the doctor can advise using a twice-daily corticosteroid lotion or nail paint. To see a difference, it can take four months or longer.
A person with nail psoriasis may receive what type of nail polish lasts the longest
injections in the area surrounding the nails if things aren't getting better. Immunosuppressants like adalimunab are among them.
In addition, oral immunosuppressants such methotrexate can treat nail psoriasis.
However, there are substitutes available, like psoralen and laser therapy.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NAIL PSORIASIS?
The nail bed may change color in the case of psoriasis nails, which may be the first sign of the condition. It may change from a healthy pink to brown or yellow.
Small holes and horizontal grooves may form on the nail's surface. The nail could then begin to flake and peel. The nail is more vulnerable to a fungal infection as a result of all this damage
WHY DOES NAIL PSORIASIS OCCUR?
A psoriasis flare can happen if your immune system overreacts to stimulus. Hormonal changes, trauma, sunburn, stress, or disease are examples of triggers. Unfortunately, if you already have psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis skin conditions, you may get psoriasis nails.
HOW CAN PSORIASIS NAILS BE PREVENTED?
The absence of nail psoriasis is not guaranteed by any lifestyle choice, no matter how healthy. It frequently comes and goes. To help manage it at home, there are certain things you can do.
HOME RECIPES FOR NAIL PSORIASIS
The signs of nail psoriasis can be lessened by soaking for ten minutes at a time in warm water with Dead Sea salt. It might also help to apply aloe vera gel to the area around the nails and to the nails themselves. In essence, managing flares involves using natural products with anti-inflammatory qualities.
Additionally, keep in mind that even if the nails are already broken, they will grow back!
Care for them in the interim:
To avoid infections, keep your hands and nails clean with soap and water.
Trim your nails regularly, and carefully remove hangnails. For this, cuticle nippers come very handy.)
Utilize hand cream and cuticle oil to moisturize the skin and nails.
When doing the dishes or working outside, put on gloves.
Use nail paint with a hardener to strengthen the nails. (See underneath.)
Use a buffer block and nail polish to give the nails a finer appearance if desired.
Here are some at-home remedies for nail psoriasis since so many people have asked about them.
TOOLS FOR NAIL PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT
Owning your own manicure kit will help you avoid illness. Give the tools a 10-minute soak in rubbing alcohol to clean and sterilize them. By doing this, nail psoriasis won't develop into a fungus
Traveling manicure kit
This adorable little kit is jam-packed with manicure supplies. It includes tweezers, a nail file, clippers, cuticle nippers, scissors, a cuticle pusher, and much more. Even the storage case's color is up for selection.
Keep your hands and nails moisturized after having your nails cut. If you have the necessary tools, it's not difficult to accomplish.
Dry, brittle, and flaky nail conditions are common in psoriasis. With 24-karat gold, aromatic oils, and hyaluronic acid, moisturize them and the skin around them. This brand of cuticle oil absorbs quickly to prevent greasy hands, unlike other brands. The result is stronger, smoother, and brighter skin and nails.
Collagen gloves with argan oil from Voesh
Give your skin and nails a thorough massage with these collagen gloves if they are very dry. They include argan oil, a naturally occurring antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It relieves swelling, redness, and itching. Wearing them for just fifteen minutes can produce noticeable results.
Critical Repair Cream by BCL
Because hairstylists work with shampoo and water all day, this great hand cream was created specifically for them. However, the moisturizer swiftly gained popularity among those in other professions as well as those who had dry skin and psoriasis.
The cream is excellent since it soothes the fissures and eliminates the itching without leaving the skin feeling oily. Additionally, it is brimming with antioxidants for quick recovery.
We explained that the appropriate nail polish can strengthen psoriatic nails. For those interested in gels, acrylics, and nail polish, we suggest the following:
LDS Gel Stabilizer
This strengthener lacquer, which was created especially for weak nails and gel manicures, gives support and improves the adhesion of topcoat polish. It works with every brand of gel polish. After the base coat or color gel, apply it.
For sensitive nails, use a gentle nail primer.
This slightly acidic primer is kinder than other alternatives if you work with acrylics.
Nail Envy Lacquer by OPI
During a psoriasis flare, lacquer could be acetone nail polish remover
preferable to gels or acrylics. A clear coat lacquer called Nail Envy can be used either by itself or as a base coat for colored polish.
Make sure to use it as directed while using it to harden your nails.
Apply two coats at first before using it to harden your nails. After that, follow this procedure every other day for a week.
Repeat the method for an additional week after removing the lacquer with a soft polish remover after the first week.
Try to be patient while receiving therapy for your psoriasis nails. To notice a difference, it may take weeks or even months. You may do a number of which nail polish lasts the longest
things to take good care of your nails and improve their appearance in the interim. Maintain their trim, hydration, and defense with a polish with a stronger formula. Keep going and having fun; you can still have a lovely manicure!
2023.06.05 04:50 lurker_762 Ugh, whoops need help
Tldr salinity crash: Ok so I made a very serious mistake. Had ich come in on some coral, so I had to remove all fish and get them into qt and treat then prepare display for fallow period...here's where I messed up. I was having trouble getting a 6 line wrasse out. Caught everything else. So I mixed up 15 gallons of new salt water and rodi in a brute can, then pulled all my live rock with corals and nems on it and put into the brute can so I could catch the wrasse. Then put all the live rock and coral back in the display. Figured since I have new salt water in the can and kicked a lot of stuff up I would change 15 gallons of my 60 g aystem with the new water. Cha ge the water and my apex goes crazy reading salinity of 22! Then I realized what I did. I mixed the salt wrong. I was in a hurry to get out the door and only used 5 half cups for 15 gallons of water! The water that I thought was good salt in the can was essentially freshwater or super low salinity. Rock was in the can for maybe 10 mins or less bit everything is looking stressed. Essentially ro dipped everything. How screwed an I? I already got the display back up to 1.024 within an hour but I'm nervous I killed all the beneficial bacteria and prob some corals....
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2023.06.05 04:33 WaveRelic Tyler Childers and Clyde Lloyd. Clyde is the reason Tyler started pickin’.
2023.06.05 03:21 KrisCat “To Leslie” film on Netflix
Hi everyone! This movie just came out on Netflix. It is definitely potentially triggering to some, just a heads up. It’s about an alcoholic hitting rock bottom. I watched last night with my Q and it really hit close to home for both of us. It was a very good movie though and the actress that played the main character was phenomenal. Her mannerisms and portrayal of an alcoholic was so spot on. She nailed the flamboyance and over the top, nuanced movements that come out when drinking/drugging. I realized while watching it that those micro movements and changes in my Q are how I can tell he’s high without knowing he’s high. The actress really did a great job totally nailed it.
Has anyone watched any other good movies or TV shows that did a great job portraying alcoholism/drugs and how it effects the people around them?
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2023.06.05 02:53 I_Love_Cyndaquil2 Burnt out.
Let me paint a picture for you.
Within a dark basement room, illuminated only by the pale blue of a setting sun, dusty paper and cardboard covers the floor, some of the paper has math equations and some has notes on history, some paper talks of the current economy and the government. On the floor, faint music can be heard, it blares the distinct sound of heavy metal and rock, but where is it?
In the back left corner sit two gerbils, one beige and one grey, the top of the 50 gallon tank collects dust, they may not have much in terms of human interaction, yet they have all they need inside the cage, a perfect bedding depth that is changed weekly, a big wheel, a sand bath, and all homemade cardboard toys from safe non-toxic glues.
Near the entrance to the room a love seat presses against a blue wall, yet this couch has not been sat on in weeks, instead it is home to more paper and pencils as well as half finished crochet projects that have been tossed to the side as they have never been finished.
To the far left side of the room, a fireplace can be seen, however, this fireplace has not had any fire in a long time, inside it hosts a wide variety of cobwebs, while ashes and dust scatter the bottom of it.
To the far right side of the room an old worn down altar can be seen, upon first glance the table could be mistaken for antique, yet on closer inspection you would find it is merely in awful condition. Around the table a wide variety of candles, paper, and dusty jars containing different ingredients are found. The candles come in black, blue, red, and yellow, as well as green, pink, orange, and brown. The papers are covered in chicken-scratch writing in what appears to be another language. Yet all of them list the same things, spells, the language is a mere alphabet known as Theban. The jars contain egg shells and snail shells, charcoal and ashes, colourful stones and preserved flowers, needles and rusty nails.
The centre of the room is home to a wall-mounted television, the last time the screen changed was the early morning, beneath the television is a cedar chest, on top of the chest you will find granola bar wrappers and peels of various fruits as well as pop cans and water bottles, beside the garbage is old dishes, mugs that have old half drank coffee and plates covered in maple syrup from old waffles and pancakes, this is easily the most lived in part of the room.
A few feet away from the chest, and next to the altar is a sofa, it seems to be the reason paper covers the floor as every time the cushions move a paper falls to the floor. On the far left side of the sofa, near the entrance to the room sits a 15 year old fat boy with messy blonde hair. Caked on grease covers his face as he stares down at a math sheet, a pen in his right hand and a calculator in his left.
The boy is attempting to solve math equations, yet he is so burnt out, that despite reading the question over and over the words do not seem to make sense. The boy looks down at his wrists, pink shiny scars stare back, a reminder of what happened.
His mind flashes memories, he remembers waking to police at 5, he remembers watching his brothers fights, he remembers the time people attempted breaking into his house to kill his brother, he remembers everything.
He remembers his mother saying she wishes she never had him.
The boy feels sick now, a knot in his stomach and he looks at the calendar hung across the room, he counts 18 days left of school.
The knot tightens, for the coming summer does not mean a time of relaxation and recovery, it means fighting and stress. This homework does not symbolize a chance at passing, it symbolizes a failing future.
He reads the question again, “Solve using either elimination or substitution. Be sure to write a therefore statement. Check the solution using a LS/RS chart for both equations.
4x - 3y = - 2
2x + y = 8”
He knows what to do, all he has to do is pick up the pencil and write, but he seems to be frozen, staring at the page.
A lady walks down the stairs, “Are you doing your homework?” She asks.
“Yeah… Yeah, sorry I’ll get to it.” He starts writing but stops, the steps to solving it have gone, he’s forgotten everything.
The lady walks away, angry, the boy lifts his pencil, he swiftly lowers it to his ankle, he lifts his pant leg and slices, the burning sensation of a scratch covers his leg as it begins to form a long red line, it matches all the others, scars and scabs, scratches and cuts. Fresh and dry blood.
A sense of relief fills the boy, he lifts his pencil and goes to solve the equation, but again, he forgot it.
Instead he picks up his phone and begins to type, he describes the room he is in, he describes what he just did.
The lady comes back, it’s his mother, yet he doesn’t consider her one, she screams at him, tells him to get back to work, he heard the words, but they don’t seem to make sense, as if his brain has stopped translating the language.
And he describes it as it happens.
And then he posts the story as he feels fresh blood from the new cut trickle down his leg.
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2023.06.05 02:20 JohnWarrenDailey Full review of Prehistoric Planet
Follow-up to my last post:
An Attenborough documentary on dinosaurs with the same CGI that made The Jungle Book so lifelike? I couldn't think of a greater sell. But was it worth it? Would it give me the same sense of wonder that I felt when Walking with Dinosaurs came out 22 years earlier?
The first episode, "Coasts", is overall the strongest episode of season 1. Starting immediately with a swimming t-rex (Tyrannosaurus rex) leading his children to an island where he smelled a dead archelon (species unknown, as no Maastrichtian-age archelon was ever found in the fossil record), that first scene showed the promise of the show as a whole. Seeing CG baby t-rexes interacting with live-action baby turtles is both concerning (as sea turtles are currently endangered) and entertaining, as they are demonstrated pretty goofily. But after that, we are done with dinosaurs for the rest of the episode.
We cut to the one scene that, while endearing with a riveting soundtrack by power couple Anže Rozman and Kara Talve, does give me pause. The pterosaurs featured in that episode were based on bones so fragmentary that they couldn't be diagnosed. How can we be sure that Barbaridactylus was a member of the antlerwing family, Phosphatodraco a member of the simurgh family, or even Tethydraco a member of the pteranodon family? How do we even know what Alcione even looked like? Also, the score doesn't really match the slower, less urgent movements of the pterosaurs.
The next scene was described as "the sunken continent of Zealandia", which is a refresher to see the lost continent bearing recognition for a change. Here, a family of plesiosaurs (Tuarangisaurus keyesi) comes to the coast to gulp themselves on anti-buoyant rocks, while the males ceremoniously poke their long, heavy necks up to the surface, the only good moment in an otherwise generic sequence.
After a quick focus on coral, we get treated to a Hoffmann's mosasaur (Mosasaurus hoffmanni) relying on fish and shrimp to give him a good, proper scratch, only to be pushed out of turn by a younger male. This sequence sticks out to me because it shows mosasaurs being portrayed as animals, not as monsters to shadow Nigel Marven or kaijuified Blackfish bootlegs.
The next scene shows a dazzling, mesmerizing mating ceremony of ammonites ("scaphitids", they were called, but that doesn't determine specific species, as it was a very huge family). They glow in the dark and mate very particularly. If the male's flashes don't sync with those of the female, he'd be rejected. Complimenting this alien but still soothing scene is Rozman and Talve's equally alien and soothing score.
Back in Zealandia, we end with plesiosaur pod mentality, as the whole group defends a pregnant mother from a kaika taniwha (Kaikaifilu hervei). As with the previous plesiosaur scene, it wasn't a scene that I got too crazy about.
The next episode, "Deserts", isn't really as impactful as the Planet Earth episode of the same name, both in regards to execution and the musical score, and it was riddled with confusing scene decisions. The first scene demonstrates a lek of dreadnoughts (Dreadnoughtus schrani) acting like a combination of elephant seals and frigatebirds, right down to the pops on their necks. The score in that sequence is definitely memorable, as it (literally) highlights the weights that the males take to demonstrate their fitness to attract the gaggle of girls in the audience. Though I'm left wondering--did the upstart beat the veteran because he was stronger, or because he popped one of the veteran's neck balloons, as male frigatebirds would do to ditch the competish?
Once the sauropod show is over, we now move to what was presumed to be Nemegtia, but it was portrayed to be as dry as Djadochta, which leads to the next problem. While there was evidence of Maastrichtian-age velos in Central Asia, calling them "Velociraptor" is just wrong. I grew up watching Walking with Dinosaurs, which means I watched "Giant of the Skies", which featured Utahraptor in the wrong place at the wrong time. And while the American cut justifies this with a demonstration of a land bridge that connected North America to Europe, I don't know how much water that holds, and that doesn't seem to be relevant anyway, for the damage has already been done. So having in Velociraptor, a genus of velos that went extinct 71 million years ago, in Nemegtia, which was set 66 million years ago, is just a rehash of that previous mistake. In short, Prehistoric Planet has Utahraptor'd the Velociraptor. And besides, hasn't the picture of pack-hunting raptors already been discarded?
The next scene, the one with the Nemegtian mononych (Mononykus olecranus), is cute but not top-notch memorable, and its color choice is teetering way close to the point of plagiarism.
Afterwards, the brief but violent rains have created a watering hole in the middle of the desert, luring in dinosaurs and pterosaurs from miles around, including a wandering khan (Tarbosaurus bataar). The reason that scene is so low was that it was just a near-identical rotoscope of the Water Truce sequence from The Jungle Book, right down to the herbivores making a clearing for the khan.
Then we go high up to see more Barbaridactylus. This scene I wasn't aware was a problem until Unnatural History Channel brought it up in his video, but the females were shown to be oddly consensual towards the similar-looking sneaky males, who use their feminine appearances to sneak past the larger, more impressive males. This is a problem, apparently, because the more extreme the sexual dimorphism, the more likely the sneaky male will be rejected and therefore resort to assaulting the females.
The last scene is an interesting one, albeit one that suffered an unmemorable score in the soundtrack. Apparently, salty southern duckbills (Secernosaurus koerneri) can thrive on dunes of gypsum, but when rains hit the coast, they rely on both their tenacity and their know-how of the sky to get to more productive grazing. This scene stands out to me because I question why any large animal would choose to thrive on such a taxing environment. It'd make sense for an animal as small as the cryptile, the scrofa and the gryken from The Future is Wild, but not for a duckbill bigger than 16 feet long.
It is unanimously agreed upon that "Freshwater" is the weakest episode in the first season. Apart from the humpbacked false duckbill (Deinocheirus mirificus) getting a scratch in the swamps of a more accurate Nemegtia and the devil frog (Beelzebufo ampinga) making a snack out of a baby whacktooth (Masiaksaurus knoplferi), the habitat itself has been relegated to the backseat, which is why the mating scene of the t-rex and the laying magnificent simurgh (Quetzalcoatlus northropi) are on the C tier, good scenes that have been damaged by simply being in the wrong episode. Speaking of the latter, memes have popped up in which the faces of dinosaurs have been pasted over two shots of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with either Masiakasaurus or the Planet Dinosaur model of Majungasaurus being Galahad and the Quetzalcoatlus being the French taunter ("What are you doing in Africa?" "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!") when, really, that meme is more applicable to Velociraptor being in the Maastrichtian. On that topic, not only is it STILL in the wrong time, there is another problem, one I didn't pay attention to until Unnatural History Channel brought it up on his video. Instead of showing audiences raptor prey restraint (or "RPR"), the storytellers relied instead on mountain cats to show the velos hunting the pterosaurs (species unknown). Like the Deserts episode, Planet Earth has a far stronger "Freshwater" episode.
"Ice Worlds" didn't excite me as much as "Spirits of the Ice Forest" did, which is a shame, because dinosaurs in the snow is a refresher by default. We start at Prince Creek, which I couldn't ask for a worse place to start because the cast list is very fragmentary. In the opening scene, a pack of raptors (species unknown, though modeled after the pitbull raptor), shadows a herd of ugrunaaluk (Edmontosaurus sp.) for a long-delayed meal. Again, the picture of raptors hunting in packs has been debunked for a very long time now. Why insist on resorting to old cliches?
The Ornithomimus scene (can't think of a vernacular for them), while the designs look cool and add distinction to overall character, is still just a rotoscope of the Adelie penguin sequence from "Frozen Planet". Next.
The sequence with the swanneck (Olorotitan arharensis) is even less impressive. Are horsetails really more nutritious than grass? If so, then why have grasslands been the dominant plains since the Miocene?
The reason the scene with the tro-o is relatively low on the tier list is that it should have been longer, because a dinosaur with the intellect of a fire hawk is a very interesting prospect. But the final scene was just too short and too bland to show off any real gold.
We have spent so much time in the north that I question the necessity of a quick detour to Antarctica, rendering the scene with the polar macahutiul (Antarctopelta oliveroi) my least favorite of the series.
The final scene demonstrates the predator-prey dynamic between the northern boss (Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum) and the nanook (Nanuqsaurus hoglundi). The scene is great, the score has some very rhythmic moments, but what puts it low on the B tier are the nanooks themselves. From a distance, they look as good as most of the others. But in closeup, they look kind of fake, especially when they're running. Which brings up to the next problem--the story is based on fossil footprints of different lines pointing in the same direction. But how do we know that those parallel tracks were made at the same time and not separated within hours, days or even weeks of each other? And while it is true that nanooks were smaller than t-rexes, their portrayals in the show were just too small. More recent consensus shows that one nanook could easily match a boss in size, if not overtop it.
"Forests" is an everywhere kind of episode. The opening scene with the austroposeidon (Austroposeidon magnificus) is not long enough to get me invested.
Then a herd of trikes (Triceratops, species unknown) visits a cave to visit a clay lick to neutralize the poisons from their plant food. But why clay? Why not salt? Herbivores can clearly deal with poisonous plants without problem, but plants lack sodium, which is why the elephants of Mount Elgon (the inspiration behind that scene) scrape the caves not for clay, but for salt.
This next scene has gotten everyone talking. A male minotaur (Carnotaurus sastrei) clears the stage to wave his arms around to impress an impossibly stoic female. Everything about that scene--from the choreography to the score--is very goofy, and that is what makes it work so well.
While it is nice to finally see the Pinocchio-rex (Qianzhousaurus sinensis) in the flesh, its hunt for bright blue corythoraptors (Corythoraptor jacobsi) is not a scene I'd be in a hurry to revisit.
The fire scene is oddly slow, the only memorable moment in the whole sequence being my first official introduction to Atrociraptor marshalli...literally just one short week before Jurassic World: Dominion predictably ruined it.
The scene with the baby Therizinosaurus is passable. While it is cute to imagine babies having a taste for honey, it just wasn't executed memorably.
The final scene, the one set on Hateg Island, slogs on in pace, with the greatest focus being a bunch of odd-looking baby zalmos (Zalmoxes robustus) running and hiding from the real star of the episode, the robust simurgh (Hatzegopteryx thambena), looking more proper than how it looked in Planet Dinosaur. One question, though--weren't pterosaur wings supposed to be rounded at the tip? Sure, they've got the hands pointing backwards, but the pointed wingtips is now believed to be an outdated picture.
So it goes without saying that years of watching a moderate quantity of Attenborough documentaries has made the watching experience of Prehistoric Planet, at least in comparison to the original Walking with Dinosaurs, a bit numb. The creature designs are good, the CGI has not faltered in its photorealism from The Jungle Book, and even the soundtrack has enough of a score to make it memorable. But it's the stories that amount to the overall numbness of the first season. They hadn't opened my eyes in the way that Walking with Dinosaurs did.
When season 2 was announced literally one year after season 1, I had my doubts. Planet Earth 2 came out literally a decade after the first Planet Earth, and the differences in filming technology and musical score clearly show that. Same for the 16 years that separate The Blue Planet from Blue Planet 2. Dynasties 2, by contrast, came way too soon after the first Dynasties, and the end result is sloppy, from the stories being set at the tedious start rather than at the steady prime to the score from the first Dynasties being reused so often that the only episode to have any new music was "Meerkat". So to find Prehistoric Planet 2 come out literally one year after Prehistoric Planet, I was concerned that it'd be as shorthanded as Dynasties 2 was. The opening episode, "Islands", kind of suffered that, but it thankfully wasn't as severe a problem.
The first segment of that episode struck me as odd because the adult zalmo looks weirdly identical to the baby model from last episode.
While it is cool to see the robust simurgh being expanded upon, I personally wish we'd stayed at Hateg Island, where they'd hunt the Transylvanian dwarf duckbill (Telmatosaurus transylvanicus) and not the funky combbill (Tethyshadros insularis).
One of season 1's most recurring complaints is "no crocodiles", which is pretty apt when you consider how diverse they were during the Cretaceous period. So to see the Malagasy armadillo (Simosuchus clarki) at all, let alone stand up against a mahjong (Majungasaurus crenatissimus), is one to remember for the ages.
This next scene is actually pretty interesting, in which we see Adalatherium, which wasn't a true mammal, but rather something hovering closely outside the taxonomic boundaries. It's a long sequence, which is just as well, because this is as new a clade to me now as the cynodont was when Walking with Dinosaurs came out.
As with in "Ice Worlds", a quick detour to Antarctica doesn't seem necessary to me, as the hunt between the Imperobator and the Morrosaurus feels more like a skim.
The last scene in the episode is my personal favorite, in which a male robust simugh stands on a sandbar to do whatever it takes to impress a mate.
"Badlands" stands out in that there are only two settings. The first one is the strongest because of how the Deccan Traps, long reputed to be the co-culprit to the fall of the dinosaur empire, has been repurposed into prime nesting estate for a herd of sauropods (Isisaurus colberti). The journey seems reckless, but volcanic sand is hot and toasty, something that a modern species of dinosaur, the megapode, also exploits as it lays its egg in the hot volcanic sand of the Solomons.
The next scene hasn't fixed on last year's problems, in which Velociraptor is still there and it still hasn't performed RPR--it just kicks an herbivore off a cliff, and that was that.
The nesting Corythoraptor scene didn't interest me, but what really bugged me was that the antagonist of that sequence was a kuru (Kuru kulla), a raptor who, like the pterosaurs on the "Coasts" episode, was based on incomplete, fragmentary specimens.
The sequence with the tarchias (Tarchia, species unknown), is a refreshing detour from the previous sequence because we have a better idea as to what they would have looked like. And to see them slog around for an oasis is a second highlight (next to the Deccan nursery).
This next scene has nothing new added from either "Time of the Titans" or "Alpha's Egg", in which a herd of baby sauropods gets picked on by larger predators on their way to the safety of the forest.
The majority of the "Freshwater" sequences I feel fit better in "Swamps". The same unnamed pterosaurs from "Freshwater" have reappeared, this time trying to fly past an approaching population of alligators (Shamosuchus djadochtaensis).
The next episode features a grizzly bear gathering of austroraptors (Austroraptor cabazai) hunting gar. It stands out as highly as it does because it shows a species of raptor that looks and acts differently from the usual velo or nych. Plus, we know many miles more about austroraptors than we do about Spinosaurus, so that is a relieving plus.
The devil frog stands out in this episode, and to see a grumpy male try to fight off a herd of goavambe (Rapetosaurus krausei) is humorous. It also deviates from the usual picture of "the frog that eats dinosaurs".
This next sequence I was very concerned the moment I saw it in the ads. Thanks to Jack Horner, the poorly-known family Pachycephalosauridae has been under very hot fire with the notion of bone sponginess being a taxonomically viable method of identification, which it really isn't because all amniotes have spongy bones in their teens. But very thankfully, this sequence does not resort to Hornerism. It shows that older males do get longer horns on the backs of their heads, not the other way around. Also, new evidence has shown that the domes may have been covered in shiny skin, so this has me asking--is the dome a boys-only trait? Could that dracorex (Pachycephalosaurus hogwartsia) skull that I saw at the Black Hills Museum just be a girl entering her sweet 16 when she died? Could those stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus spinifer) skulls just be those of high school footballers?
"Swamps" ended on a high note with a couple of t-rexes hunting an anatotitan (Edmontosaurus annectens) in the dark. One just walks to the duckbill, and the animal, in its panic, goes right in the direction of the other t-rex in hiding. This perfectly reflects the current understanding that t-rexes exchanged fast running for better walking. Now can we see some duckbills fighting back, please?
On May 26, The Little Mermaid came out in theaters. A day earlier, "Oceans" came out. If I were to choose, I'd stick to the latter, simply because we're treated to fresh new stories with a wider variety of mosasaurs and ammonites than any of the Walking with programs ever did. The scene with the hesperorns chasing bait fish only to have themselves be chased by bulldog fish (Xiphactinus) is a classic, but a good one. However, "X-fish"? What's wrong with "bulldog fish"? But the highlight, no doubt, is the final sequence, in which a Hoffmann's mosasaur killed a juvenile plesiosaur simply by ramming it great white style.
"Freshwater" was weak due to being sorely unfocused. "North America", by contrast, is even weaker for being too rushed. Also, the "scars make the man" narrative with the trikes bugs me the most. What justification is there for that?
This has been a very exhaustive review of Prehistoric Planet, and it's way too early for me to worry about a season 3 coming out, if there is going to be one.
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2023.06.05 02:04 of-the-wood Please explain to me why bedtime is so difficult
I genuinely don't get it.
My son is 4 months old and naps approximately every 2 hours throughout the day. When it comes time for bed... oh man. I'm pretty sure that baby is a actually a changeling. I get that there's supposed to be a "4 month sleep regression" but damn. This is bad.
For his naps, usually after a 2ish hour wake window following sleepy cues, I take him into the bedroom. I nurse him in the rocking chair, pat his butt, he falls asleep, and that's that. Bedtime is like going to war for me.
I've tried everything to ease the pain. A calming bath, low lighting, gentle music. Lying down with him, walking around bouncing him, rocking him in the rocking chair. Doing a bath - book - boob routine. I've tried putting him down earlier, I've tried keeping him up later. I've briefly tried the ferber method but I am weak and cave because he never settles. I feel like I've tried every variation of every advice given. I can see how tired he is. His eyes will roll and he'll start to drift off, but for whatever reason he fights it tooth and nail. But only at bedtime?!
It's starting to wear me down. It takes minimum of an hour on a good day, but usually longer, to get this boy to settle. There's always plenty of tears and screaming involved. I can't mentally handle much more of this. It's pushing me to the edge of what I can handle. My husband works until 10pm so I'm on my own.
Advice would be appreciated but can someone also please explain why this happens?
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2023.06.05 01:38 tublaresco Lg 31 MC, 940 Reblade (TK), Norseman, Socom, LUDT, Livewire, CQC-8, Native Salt
Let's try this again (apologies for the previous post filled with errors)
Salutations my fellow knife dweebs. Few up for sale today. Consolidating the collection. Please use the chat feature if you want more info. I will ship these out within 48-72 hours, USPS priority via PirateShip. PPFF, Venmo, and Zelle available for payment. https://imgur.com/a/bXSwBxs
CRK Lg Seb 31 Magnacut Drop Point w/ Black Micarta Inlays - Original owner purchased from Northwest Knives. Carried this maybe a dozen times and never cut anything more than paper with it. Factory edge, still very sharp. Does have some minor pocket wear. 9/10 SV 550 https://imgur.com/a/rYfXHW3 https://imgur.com/a/TSQb6r9
Transparent Knives 940 Reblade in S90V -S90V at 62.2 HRC8 thou BTE at 20 DPSRockscale hatch scales (rose gold ano) and backspacerThis thing is freaking awesome and I have no desire to get rid of it, but such is life. This S90V is going to cut forever. I have carried and used this lightly. It is sporting a 400 Grit CBN edge that is extremely aggressive. Action is very good, but not totally freefalling as I have the pivot fairly tight (what I prefer). Lockup is very solid. Perfect centering. Everything you would expect from a TK 940 reblade. I'll regret this one. I will rate it a 9/10 as it has been carried, lightly used, sharpened, shows slight marks/signs of use on blade/handle. This was $650 from Brian. SV 550 https://imgur.com/88dTFQs Grimsmo Norseman Stonewashed Starburst Pattern, SW Blade, Raw Hardware – This has been lightly carried and used but very little wear to my eyes. I’d rate this an easy 9/10. Has been disassembled and cleaned. Typical Grimsmo quality. Great action, bank vault lockup, centered, good detent which in my experience is fairly unusual for a Norseman. SV 590 https://imgur.com/a/l1lFuWU
Microtech Socom Elite Clip Point Auto Standard - This has been carried maybe 8-10 times. Hasn't cut anything more than paper. I am having a hard time finding any signs of use/carry on this outside of a couple of light marks on the pocket slip. Fires like a rock, centered, solid lockup, factory edge. 9.5/10 SV 285 https://imgur.com/a/TUaZzxv
Microtech LUDT OD Green – This has been carried and used lightly. I did drop it one time and it has two dings on the handle that are clearly shown in the video. Outside of that I’d say it shows little to no signs of wear. Blade is pristine to my eyes and very sharp. Fires hard, centered, solid lockup. LUDT is one of the best EDCs out there. SV 220 https://imgur.com/a/CSvdpav
Kershaw Livewire - Original owner. This has been sharpened on a DMT 8x3 benchstone and used, but fairly lightly. Handles look great and show little to no signs of wear. Blade could probably use a touch up. Fires great, not had a failure yet. I really like this budget range OTF, but I don't need 2. SV 150 https://imgur.com/a/LIGWWJN
Emerson CQC-8 - Original owner and I don't believe I've ever carried this. If I have, it was only once or twice. I am not seeing any signs of use or wear on this, but I'll rate it a 9.5/10 just to be on the safe side. Quality on this falls in line with pretty much every Emerson I've ever had. Smooth, centered, solid lockup, does have that lovely Emerson lockstick, although I'm sure it will go away with use. I have disassembled this once just for fun and to clean factory grease/dust. This was $290 and change from Emerson. SV 215 https://imgur.com/a/uf2QXIH
Native 5 Salt LC200N - Original owner. Factory Edge. Carried and used lightly. Solid lockup. Blade has some very light scratches that can be seen under the appropriate lighting (pictured). 8.5/10 SV 100 https://imgur.com/a/9OOJcPY
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2023.06.05 01:36 ReplyInteresting1304 [FTF] Dark Secret - Western
Their exchange carried them through the week-night 'til the sun turned red. The big blaze was setting on Bull Creek, & they had gotten drunk enough to prove it. Turner hunched over his hickory countertop, ice rattling in his empty glass. His Stetson hung low, his gray fuzz suspended over the table's fine wooden ridges.
At his home that evening was kindred spirit, Digby Jones, running the opposite end of the counter. Another old man clinging to the dark hair of youth. He sat back on the creaky barstool, lifting up his pint to polish off a bit more whiskey. Alcohol was hard on the ol' liver for Jones, ever since he cleaned up his act. He was still soaking up his rye.
"Awful nosy people 'round here, then." Turner muttered. Jones fought to keep him grounded. "Ain't that the truth. Either that, or ya really do got some'n fancy in that ol' hatch."
The banter caught a coy wheeeeeeeeeeze from the man, pulled from his mix of pondering & drunken stupor. Jones beamed at his grin. "No, I ain't got nothin' in that cellar. Just more of this shit!" Turner raised his glass for emphasis. Jones laughed, his bud backtracking into offended confusion.
"Now-- who's even sayin' all that? Who's got business in my floorboards?" He waved a perplexed hand. Jones pressed his palms into the hickory, tapping the table as he leaned in. "Isaac reckons it's some'n to do with Dean Whitley's daughter!" He reeled his head with a cackle. Turner pounded the counter with a balled fist.
Gruff teeth-grinding spat out his mouth. "Damnit, I knew it. I done told that boy..."
"Oh Lawrence, say it ain't so! You, with the paper-man's daughter?"
Rolled eyes. "C'mon, Digs, it's not like that." Jones' laugh drug on & dried up. "I know, I know. It doesn't sound like you anyway, Lawrence. Not with your Catherine expecting, now." His burned-out chuckles left in a sigh. But Turner had said nothing. By then, he was clasping the countertop with both hands, pinning Jones' attention with dry eyes.
He had already given up his oath to secrecy.
"Do you really wanna know?"
The wooden cut-out raised, peeling back on its iron hinges. A lantern passed through, carried by two boot sets. The hatch closed.
They stepped past crisscross shelves with moonshine décor. In a corner, Jones outlined rods & a bucket hat sat on a barrel. Remnants of Turner's fishing days in the south-east. He trailed in pace with the brother, stepping 'round a wood beam here, over a canyon portrait there.
The journey stopped with the lantern sat atop a dresser. Jones stood over Turner's side. His wrinkly fingers slid the top nook back, unveiling a patterned chest in the dim gas-light. The top lifted off, & he gently plucked the contents of a red bandana, sitting it by the lantern.
There was silence. Still, Turner lifted a finger to his lips. Shh.
"What am I looking at?" Jones whispered.
His buddy unfolded the bandana wrapping, a six-piece tucked inside.
He buried his suspicions within. "...Hell of an iron."
"You act like you've never met her."
"Yeah, Digs." A piercing, oiled gaze. "It's Catherine."
His Stetson hung from its hook, his gray fuzz rocking back 'n forth in the hickory chair. His constant movement, the homeostasis of drunken restlessness. A sandy breeze tumbled in their far-off gaze. And Jones was frozen, nails curled 'round the end of each armrest; an anxious slouch in his chair.
Their eyes were best left apart. Under the lantern glow and moonlight, they instead peered into the desert. It was like a pebbled ocean. A long beat sat in the air; the saddle of confession.
"...You told us she went to see her mother, up north."
The soft whale-sound of the bellowing night wind.
Sweat drunk in his scalp, watching the old coot finger with the frame. Just as, wind chime kisses rang overhead.
It came out like a demand.
"She bit my shoulder."
An avian dot curved in the black sky.
"...I don't understand."
Turner rocked. And rocked. And stopped to think for a moment.
"Life's complicated, Digs."
And he rocked. Crickets sounded in the dunes. Jones tried to lighten the mood, in denying disbelief.
"...Shoot her any?"
Another injection of adrenaline to Jones' system. He clamped his eyes shut.
Another end to Turner's rocking. Even he pondered on his quick response. A perverse stare mapped out each ridge of the sidearm. Wherever he was looking, he arrived.
"Lord knows I hate to give her away."
Jones lifted a hand to sponge the liquid caking his cheek.
Turner lifted the muzzle, pointing its tip like a compass into the night.
"Y' see it?"
Eyes scanning the deep.
"No sir, I don't." Jones panted.
The wasteland's belly groaned, and the aching was the wind.
"It rides at bedtime. A posse like thunder. Horses without hooves..."
The man leaned forward in his chair with a squint.
"They're wranglin' somethin' out there."
Jones was out of questions. He didn't want to know anymore. He nestled his temple in his palm. By then, he had just been speaking on Turner's accord.
"Is that right, Lawrence?"
Turner's index coiled onto the trigger, his thumb fingering the hammer.
The hand over his head had become a mask for his eyes. Jones offered a final inquisition.
"What are they wranglin' on, Lawrence?"
Catherine clicked. Her voice was a gargling of blood. Her intonation said she had accepted that bubbling red long ago. By now, she only tasted moonshine.
"The spirit of Dean Whitley. It's out there, in that desert. Maybe it's the hooves."
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2023.06.05 00:37 CaptainChristopher02 My Floridian Arxur Daughter (Part 17)
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: Carlos Jose Rodriguez, Mechanical Engineer, Florida Man
Date [Standardized Human Time]: November 28, 2136 [Basic Medieval Music Plays on Speakers]
“We continue the adventures of Finn the Human boy and his quest to save the beautiful Princess Chalta! We meet our hero at the castle of terribleness, but he must tread carefully. Lest he face the wrath of the evil beast guarding the castle, behold Salisek! The great furred beast!”
Salisek quickly jumped out from behind the treehouse tree and gave the cutest growl I’ve ever heard, prompting a delightful giggle from the kids. I love play time.
“Grr,” the terrifying beast said. “You come for the princess? Well than brave warrior, if you are so brave, come and face a true beast!”
Finn drew his sword… it was really a stick he found on the ground but who cares. “Move aside beast! I know how to use this! If you leave now, I will spare you, but you will never get in the way of me and my beloved Princess!”
Princess Chalta waved her handkerchief (a washed dishtowel), from the top of her tower (the old treehouse). “Save me brave Finn, the beautiful beast has captured me and placed me in this tower!”
Finn swiped his sword as the beast dodged and ducked. Salisek tackled the adventurer to the ground and proceeded to swipe at his face. Finn held on to his sword and swiped the beast’s side, causing her to miss. Before the beast could draw a second wind, Finn plunged the sword into her “heart”.
“Ahh, I have been bested! Curse you… brave… Finn…” Salisek the Beast was no more.
Finn limped up to the tree and held out his hand. “Princess Chalta the beast is dead! I have saved you!”
Chalta, using her magic wand (also a stick), escaped from the dreaded tower (she climbed down the stairs). “Brave adventurer, you have saved me. I am forever in your dept. By royal decree I pronounce you, Sir Finn, Protector of the Happy Kingdom! Alas, I only have one more thing to give, my hand.”
The princess reached out her hand, and the adventurer accepted. The two embraced in an adorable hug.
“AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!” We all yelled. Well… all except the parents who were watching the performance from the backyard. My narration clearly won them over as they gave us a standing ovation.
“Aww! So cute!” Talice said, giving a delightful tail motion indicating extreme affection.
“¡Una lindo princesa y su valiente caballero, AY QUÉ PRECIOSO!”, Mom said with a high pitched squeal.
“Oh, my brave baby knight!” Marleen was clapping ecstatically, clearly proud of her son’s performance.
Tarvik and Dad were sharing banter. “They were great weren’t they Dennis?” “Eh, the Narrator could use some work.” Okay, I know he was joking but that still hurt.
We all laughed together until mom’s watch rang, indicating the food was done.
“Okay everyone time to eat!” Mom said, allowing us to go back for another wonderful family dinner.
We all sat at our respective seats with a small additional table for the kids. Mom decided to serve them first. I never questioned mother’s cooking but seeing her plate up the kid’s food made my blood boil… WHY THE HECK DO THEY GET NUGGETS! Wait… aw hell no, friggen DINO NUGGETS!
“Mommy, mommy! What are these? They have funny shapes,” said the Princess of the Happy Kingdom.
Her brave knight replied, “They’re dino nuggets! They’re shaped like dinosaurs.”
“What’s a dinosaur?”
Finn and I shared a collective gasp as he tried to explain Dinosaurs the best he could to Chalta. He named all the dinosaurs he knew; Pterodactyl, Brachiosaurus, Mosasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex (the best one), and Stegosaurus. He would even match up the dinosaur to the nugget he picked up.
“They were like- HUGE animals that lived a LONG time ago! They were so cool!”
The Venlil’s looked on in wonder.. In their time here they had been reading on Earth history and Science. One thing that they all agreed on was that Earth simply had more knowledge of everything other than practical medicine, and other advances in technology. One thing that really fascinated them, Tarvik especially, was the amount of information we had on wildlife and how nature worked.
Even thought Tarvik was an exterminator who had to learn about predators the Federations tempering made it nearly impossible to learn anything of value other than they eat meat. Many herbivorous creatures were even made into “predators” because of certain characteristics such as being aggressive or territorial. The knowledge of just how ignorant the Federation made him left him in a sour mood for a while. He constantly wondered how many creatures he set ablaze that simply didn’t need it.
After learning about how we handled dangerous animals, especially in Florida, he was starstruck. Not only had we lived with predators but tamed them into becoming our useful servants and family. Once he realized how little he knew he decided to do some “human research”.
Salisek and Talice also wanted to get into the lesson, but where would they start? They found that answer when we left the other day and found some of my old educational children’s books. Like many kids my age I loved animals, but one thing I loved most was dinosaurs. After they had done some snooping Tarvik found one of my old books and almost had a heart attack. I don’t know how that conversation when down, I can guess that seeing a large Arxur-like creature on steroids was probably not a good image to find. It was probably funny though. It was definitely funny.
Still, he had once again overcome his fear and did his best to learn all he could about Earth’s prehistoric wildlife. Hearing Finn name a bunch of facts instilled a feeling of wonder at the knowledge he was learning from an individual passionate on the subject, but also envious at how he wished he grew up, with books about actual nature instead of propaganda. Hearing Finn and Chalta talk about it instilled a sense of hope in all of us that it will be different.
“-and for a long time we thought they were related to lizards, but guess what!”
“They’re actually related to birds and had hollow bones and feathers!”
“Really?! Could they fly?”
“Some of them did, but others used their feathers for insulation and hunted like most other animals. That is assuming they hunted.”
The kiddos were eating their Dino nuggets contently when I got a message on my phone… from Samuel.
“Hey mom, can I be excused? It’s urgent.”
My mother looked at me with concern. Usually, we don’t skip family meals, but she knew about my situation. Ever since dad told me about Samuel, I wasn’t sure what to think. Now that Vraka’s given me another chance I need to see what’s up. Is he okay, why hasn’t he talked with me?
I got up from me seat and Chalta seemed to notice my mood.
“Big brother, are you okay? Is it about Samuel?” she asked, concern present in her voice.
Mom answered for me so I could take my leave. “Don’t worry my bebé, big brother just needs privacy right now.”
“Does he want a dino nugget? I got a ty-rhino saur-us rex.”
“Yes I would,” I said slickly yoinking
the dino nugget out of Chalta’s claws before I went upstairs to my room. I closed the door and read the message in private. Hey man, it’s been a while. A lot’s happened with me. I got a girl now! An Arxur as you could probably guess. You know Vraka and her sister Akara. They really like you. When you get the chance, can we talk? I can explain why I was silent for a while.
I took a deep breath and pressed the call button. It rang for a moment before picking up. I didn’t have a plan on what to say. What would be the plan? I decided to just wing it. He was technically still my friend after all.
“Hey it’s Carlos. H-How are you?”
There was a pause before he continued. I could guess he was probably tense too. “Fine actually. I assumed you wanted an explanation.”
“Bro, I was worried about you! I assumed that after I left the Gator Land to work for Disney, which is the most Florida thing I’ve said all day, that we just lost touch. That was two years ago, what happened?”
Samuel took a deep breath before he responded. I had a feeling whatever he said next was gonna hit hard.
“About a month after you left my parents got in a car accident. They… didn’t make it.”
I was silent for longer than I probably should have been. I didn’t know what to say.
“Oh my God. Is that why you cut contact?”
“I was a wreck. I lost the only real family I had. My grandparents weren’t that close with us.”
“I remember. You said it had something to due with how your Catholic mom married your Jewish father? That’s what upset them right?”
I didn’t know the whole story but one time I was talking with his parents while they dropped off his lunch. We ended up on the topic of family and religion, that’s when they told me their situation. However, I could imagine they left certain private details out. It made sense, after all, it was sensitive family drama.
“Yeah, they where old traditional nut cases, at least I think they were. When they heard about the accident, they tried every day to check on me. I would say it was because I hated them, but that would be a lie. I knew for all their faults they still loved my parents… and me. I pushed them away because I was broken and scared of loving someone again. After that it was a downward spiral.”
“What else happened?”
“Without my parent’s income I lost the house. That is arguably my biggest regret. Sure, I don’t think I could have afforded the monthly payments anyway, but I still should have tried. I stopped showing up to work and eventually became homeless.”
“You were homeless! If my parents knew we would have taken you in no questions asked!”
“But that’s not the issue. Being homeless wasn’t a problem, it was a symptom of my problem. I could have called you, other friends, or even my grandparents. Instead, I just ran.”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I never knew Samuel was going through so much all these years. Does that… make me a bad friend? Could I have done something differently?
“How long were you homeless?” I asked.
“About a month. I can’t really say why but one day I was just… sick and tired of everything. I was tired of being homeless, of being depressed, of being drunk, of letting my fear and anger control me, but most of all I was sick of living a life I KNOW my parents would never have wanted for me.”
I could hear Samuel tearing up through the phone. I also started to feel a lump in my throat as he continued speaking.
“I went back and contacted my grandparents. I don’t know think I would have stayed homeless much longer since I found out they were looking for me. They contacted police and everything. The look on their faces when I showed up on their doorstep is something I cherish even till this day. After that it was a matter of building myself up again. I started going to therapy and a special club for men like me trying to recover from alcohol abuse. Hell, I even started going to the gym.”
“Was it hard?” What kind of question is that? Of course it was!
“Yeah. I talk like it happened in a day, but in reality, it happened over the course of a year. I got rehired at Disney of all places and slowly started rebuilding my income. I eventually worked my ass off, and I’m telling you I really did, to earn back my parents’ house. It helped since they left a small inheritance in their passing. It’s where I live now. Actually you also worked at Disney, how come we never saw each other?”
“I worked as an apprentice with a lot of their Imagineers in Lake Nona while I went to college. Still can’t believe they had that program.”
“I worked with the animals at the Animal Kingdom Resort before getting moved to Magic Kingdom.”
“That’s awesome man! I’m really happy that you were able to bounce back, but how did you meet Vraka?”
“After the bombings I decided I needed to get out their and make my parents proud. Helping people regain hope and seeing the light of day made me smile. I’ll admit though, Nazi space crocs where not at all on my list of reasons to go. Not to mention they always gave off a menacing vibe, but after some time I realized they’re not so
bad. I even got friendly with a certain Arxur and even thought she was cute. She had this way of making me laugh, even if it was by accident, and she always had this odd personality. Like you know how cats pretend they don’t love you and act cold to show affection? Like that.”
“So, what you’re telling me is that Vraka is or was… as tsundere. Heh, like your favorite character in that Anime we use to watch as kids?”
“HA, I blame Asuka and Neon Genesis for my taste in women.”
We laughed together, taking in the much-needed humor before I asked him the question bugging my mind the most.
“So how did you two… you know…”
“Right, heh, so one day she was talking passionately about all the new things she’s learning about the different ways we cook our meat. She looked so cute I almost instinctually asked if I could pet her. I know it sounds rude, but she’s a sentient gator and I grew up in Florida, sue me! Anyways she must have taken it personally since she challenged me to a hunt of old. We would hunt prey until the day ended without weapons and I could pet her if I won. Now I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been learning to hunt with my dad back in the day AND I’ve gotten a lot stronger since then. Now she said no weapons, but a rock isn’t a weapon. Even if it is, she still had an unfair advantage with her claws, so I call that balanced. Now I’m no MLB player but I could pitch back in high school.”
That was true, Samuel was known for his powerful throws, and since then he said he’s worked out so it might be stronger.
“Before the buck knew it, I threw the rock so hard and so accurately that it nailed him in the skull long enough for me to snap his neck.”
“Wait I’m sorry, did you say you HUNTED A DEER WITH A ROCK AND IT WORKED!?”
“Yup, and as it turns out Vraka didn’t do any better. She brought back a young white-tailed deer with a good couple scratches while the worst I got was mud on my hands from the rock. Since I won fair and square, she owed me my pets. She brought us to a private room, and I got to scratching. Turns out Arxur are so touched starved that a couple of scale scratches and belly rubs where enough to send her into heat, one thing led to another and…”
“You’re now the infamous Arxur Layer! You shall bring peace to the galaxy with the Excalibur in your pants!”
“You laugh but just ask Vraka, it was a one to six ratio.”
“Pftt, Jesus Christ!”
I started laughing so hard my sides started hurting. I hear Samuel dying on the other end too. Our collective wheezes filled the room with childlike noise not found since our childhood. We laughed until we couldn’t laugh anymore and once the room was quiet, I asked Samuel another question.
“Samuel, why did you never call?”
I could hear Samuel exhale, likely thinking about what to say next.
“The longer I was gone, the harder it was. I guess I was afraid of how you would react… if you’d care.”
“I do man, I missed you, and I’m glad to know you’re okay.”
“Thanks man. Hey, I heard you’re going to Magic Kingdom this weekend. For Chalta right? I should be working that day.”
“That’s awesome man! Maybe I’ll see you then, we’ll be eating Cinderellas Royal Table around two in the afternoon. We want to get early so Chalta can take pictures with Cinderella.”
“You know, I can get you a little something better.”
“What do you mean?”
“I’ll send you a number and tell them you know me and send the code, Princess Tea Party. Just trust me bro.”
I didn’t know what to think of this arrangement but what I did know was that Princess Tea Party sounded like something Chalta would love. However, given the nature of the name I was going to have to show her A LOT more princess movies.
“Alright man I’ll do it. We’ll talk some more later but I gotta get back to the family. Thank you for talking with me man, we’ll set up a boy’s night one of these days, okay?”
“Heck yeah man! I’ll see you around.”
I hung up and breathed a sigh of relief like no other. It was good to know Samuel and I were on good terms. Still, it was sad knowing all the things he went through. I knew his parents; they were good people. Making peace with his grandparents was a nice turn of events. I knew they were at odds but sometimes tragedy brings the best or worst out in us. I’m glad it was the former for him.
With a triumphant smile on my face I went down the stairs, only to find Chalta waiting for me outside my room with her hand stuck in… oh my God.
“Hello big brother!”
“Hello Chalta. Watcha’ got there?”
“A peanut butter jar.”
“That’s interesting, why is it stuck to your hand?”
“Well, mommy wanted Talice to try it and she gave some to me to try too. It was so tasty! I got a little carried away and stuck my whole hand in.”
“So why are you going up stairs?”
Tears started to flow in Chalta’s eyes as she started cry talking like kids do when they get into funny situations that seem scary to them.
“M-momma said you had t-tools. *sniff* A-And you kn-knew *sniff* what to do. P-Pwease big broder I don’t want a peanut budder for a hand!”
I took all my willpower not to laugh. This was so astronomically cute.
I carried the baby into my room where I keep a small selection of tools I used to use in case I had a home project. Scissors that are used to cut thin sheets of metal might work for plasic. I decided this would be better than a sharp knife and reduce the risk of hurting Chalta. After a minute, I was able to cut her hand out.
Chalta’s eyes widened, and a big toothy smile formed. “YAAAY! I don’t have a peanut butter hand anymore! Thanks, big brother! …I’m gonna lick my hand now.”
Chalta did in fact lick her peanut buttery hand and went back downstairs to rejoin the family dinner, practically skipping down the stairs while licking the consequences of her actions. She’s so precious!
When I sat down at the dinner table mom plated my food for me.
“Here you go, me hijo.”
Mom handed me my plate and gave me a motherly kiss on my cheek. “Thank you! Chalta wouldn’t stop crying, also how did the talk go with Samuel.”
“Great actually and he says he has a surprise for Chalta.”
Chalta looked up from her peanut butter indulgence and focused all her attention on me.
“Surprise? Like what?” Chalta said with excitement and curiosity.
“I don’t know yet, but I promise this weekend we’re going to have so much fun!”
“Are we still going to see Cinderella?”
“Not just her, but tons of other things too! That’s why we’re going early. We got a whole day planned out.”
Chalta had a big smile on her face and was practically shaking with excitement. I also had a surprise up my sleeve, courtesy of dad who helped pitch in. Chalta has had a hard life, but this weekend will be the greatest weekend of her life.
Finn raised his hand like he was in a classroom. “Are we going too?”
Chalta was the one to answer this time, “Yes and Akara should all be going. We’ll all be in the same place!”
“Salisek, I know you’re fine with Vraka but are your parents okay with being around more Arxur than their use to?” I asked.
The Venlil couple looked at each other and intertwined their tails.
Talice spoke first, “We’ve talked with Salisek, we’ll be fine, if not a little shaky at first.”
That was good to know. Last thing we want is for Venlil to pass out when we promised the staff they wouldn’t. As much as their confidence left me skeptical, I could trust their judgment.
“I can’t wait to see all my friends and family together!” Chalta said. I couldn’t wait either. First Previous
2023.06.05 00:30 Trash_Tia Camp Redwood are running out of counselors! These children ARE NOT CHILDREN. Update: our counsellors are not who they say they are.
Welcome to Camp Redwood! The feel-good camp for ALL AGES.
We toast marshmallows around the fire, tell spooky ghost stories, and hide in random secret military bunkers under the campgrounds! Because SOMETHING IS HERE WITH US.
Camp Redwood is the PERFECT PLACE for a summer getaway where we start EVERY DAY with a CAMP REDWOOD SMILE. Where our counselors disappear every five minutes, and our campers disembowel us for funsies! Did I forget to mention our littles aren’t actually eight years old, but fully grown adults?
We hope you enjoy your fucking stay!
We are also not responsible for any counselors revealing they are not who they said they are—and not who they appear to be.
So. There’s a LOT to tell you and not a lot of time to tell it.
Right now, I suppose you could say we are under lockdown—if that is the word. I want to go over the last several days to get you up to date. That’s all I can do right now. I can hope and pray the thing with Teddy’s voice does not get in here, and once again cry out for help—that I know is not coming. Not from the authorities, at least. But hey, if any of you fancy coming to rescue us, we’re in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. The closest rest-stop is maybe three fucking hours away. So have fun. Has it really almost been a week since I posted? Well, we’re still here!
And surprise, surprise, help is not coming. So, please excuse the salt. I am seventeen years old and I have been abandoned by the adults who were supposed to be looking after us.
Who were supposed to act under protocol if something like this happened. I know they were waiting for it—there are specific fucking guidelines on an emergency evacuation for counselors if this ever happened. But then the little shits took over before we could do anything. I guess I’ll start by letting you know that there are two of us left. (three, if we count Rowan, but I’m not). What I thought was going to be a quiet summer getaway with kids my age has turned into a nightmare.
For one, we have been cornered inside the head counselor’s underground secret bunker. If you want to know why she has a secret military bunker, I guess you should keep reading.
Because shit gets weirder than animal crackers having the power to turn adults into kids, and vice versa. When I made my first post, I thought that was it for us. I thought for sure there must have been a self-destruct somewhere—which meant whoever was running this camp was waiting for something like this. I was sure we were going to die, so after making the post, I have to admit with ya’ll—I just slept. I curled up, tried to ignore Harry and Carmel calling our names through childish laugher, and went to sleep with the thought in my head that I was completely at peace with what I had done with my life.
Sure, I was young. Seventeen years old is too young to be ripped apart by littles who are in fact grown adults. But as I was falling into slumber and allowing myself to fall, with my head resting in my lap, my head turned towards a separate pile of files on the other side of the room—I realized I really wanted to know how this was possible. There was so much I needed to know. Why did eight-year-old Eleanor Summers have a file where here birthday dated back to 1979? Why had supposedly innocent sugary snacks turned our adorable littles into mini psychopaths?
These kids were not kids, somehow. But how? How was that even possible? Could it be that the files were wrong?
1979 was definitely 45.
But Eleanor Summers couldn’t be 45 years old. I knew what 45 looked like. I knew that they thought like. They spent half of their time on Facebook laughing at outdated memes, and the other half… I don’t know, working? They have job’s! They’re happily married with kids, maybe soon grandkids! That was not Eleanor Summers. Because Eleanor Summers was most definitely eight years old. I had played several rounds of teddy-bears picnic, and spent hours reassuring her that Harry's ghost stories were in fact not real, enough times for me to know that this little kid was little—and a kid.
But something was bothering me. More than the secret military bunker, and magic age-regressing animal crackers. When I first signed up to Camp Redwood, one of the tag-lines to gain attraction had been, “Solve mysteries in the woods in the dead of night, with nothing but a flashlight and your fellow campers!” I had no idea I would be solving this thing on my own, trapped inside a bunker.
“What are you doing?” Rowan, who was still looking through Allison’s dinosaur laptop, turned to me with half lidded eyes, when I slowly got to my feet, careful not to make too much noise, and crept over to the pile of separate files which seemed to be crumbling apart from age. He kept his voice low, but it sounded almost like a whine. He could have been scared, but from the way he was sitting, cross-legged with a frowny face, I figured something must have been going on with him. The guy looked tired. More tired than normal.
The bags under his eyes were practically shadowing his face, and were an odd contrast to unusually ashy colored cheeks and slightly dilated eyes. Still though, Rowan refused to look vulnerable. I caught glimpse of Harry’s raybans sitting on his head, pinning back thick dark brown curls from falling in front of sleepy eyes. Maybe he was finally losing his cool and breaking out of the well-constructed façade he had been hiding behind since Teddy disappeared.
We had just narrowly escaped a crowd of psycho littles high on age-regressing sugary snacks who were doing who-the-fuck knows to the other counselors who had been captured, so I didn’t blame him looking like that. I guess he couldn’t look me in the eye, because in Rowan’s mind, he was the reason why this happened. He was the leader, and the camp had fallen to psychopathic little eight year olds who had taken half of the counselors hostage, and the other half—most likely taken apart in the physical sense, after what we had witnessed in Cassie’s cabin. Still though, it wasn’t Rowan’s fault. He could sit there and pull a face all he wanted, it’s not like I was going to blow up at him for getting us stuck down here. He actually saved us.
And trapped us, judging from the footsteps upstairs, Carmel and Harry still bouncing around looking for us.
It was a game in their heads. The little’s thought it was cat and mouse. Harry and Carmel were the oblivious cats prowling, while we were the mice, hoping to fucking GOD we weren’t caught and eaten. Ignoring Rowan, I glimpsed what looked like a box full of DVD’S—all of which were labelled with dates and names. I saw familiar ones, my heart racing into my throat. Phoebe. Eli. Cassandra.
Each DVD had one of the kid’s names scribbled on the front, as well as a date.
I found Eleanor’s right at the back of the box.
Before I could hesitate and think what I was doing, I slid the DVD into the portable player attached to the MacBook. Rowan, to my surprise, didn’t move. But he did make an acknowledging noise when the screen flickered to what looked like video footage. Peering at the screen, I found myself staring at a small white room. There was no door. Only a wooden desk and a chair, and sitting on it was a middle aged woman with dark blonde curls tied into a strict ponytail. She was wearing what looked like a prison jumpsuit.
Her eyes were eerily glued to the camera, unblinking. Her wrists were cuffed in front of her. Though from the look on her face, she saw the restraints as a game. Her eyes lit up with intrigue and I could practically see the cogs in her mind starting to turn as she struggled with them.
As soon as I saw this woman, I felt all of my nerve endings set alight. I wanted to turn the screen off, or look away. But once I was looking at the screen, I couldn’t bring myself to tear my eyes away. “Let’s try this again.” There was a woman offscreen. She sounded young. Too young to be in that kind of authority. I figured there was no way teenagers were being hired as special ops agents, but I guessed I was wrong. She cleared her throat. “It is 4:35 exactly. August 5th 2021. My name is Agent Lemrac,” she stated. “I am asking once again for you to comply with us. As I have said several times, the court are willing to lessen your sentence if you plead guilty with insanity.”
The woman surprised me with a snorting laugh. She seemed to come alive, leaning forward with animated features, her brow reaching her hairline. She was acting like a child, bouncing up and down in the seat, her lips stretching into a wider grin. “What did you just say?”
There was a pause. I could tell the woman was intentionally antagonising the interviewer.
“It means you have been legally declared insane,” the interviewer stumbled over her words slightly. “Mrs Summers, it would be in your best interest to work with us to lessen your current sentence which at the moment is standing at,” the sounds of shuffling paper crackled through the speakers. The interviewer cleared her throat again rustling paper. “Thirty six years. Without parole.”
The woman didn’t speak, only continued to smile—and the interviewer delved further into the sentence. “If you do in fact plead guilty with declared insanity, you will be sentenced to a program which is in the process of supporting and rehabilitating people with your…” she caught herself for a moment. I could tell this interviewer had a biased opinion and it was definitely showing through her interviewing style. I could hear the rapid intakes of her breath as she hurried through what seemed to be a script she was reading from. “Conditions.” She finished. “The Redwood program aims to help people exactly like you.”
Redwood? I thought.
Like… Camp Redwood?
Rowan whistled behind me. I guess I could call that a reaction. The guy was probably still in shock after seeing Café de Teddy splattered all over little Cassie’s cabin floor. I should have known those little bitches weren’t playing Operation for eight hours straight. Turning my attention from Rowan and back to the screen, the woman in the jumpsuit appeared to have changed tactics. Her expression twisted into nonchalance. She leaned back in her chair. “I am not pleading insane because I am not insane.”
The woman cut her off. “I am not crazy.” She raised her hands “I am doing what needs to be done.” She leaned forward. “Humanity suffers in the skin. We age and die— and how is that fair? What if we want to see the next millennium? And the next two millennia after that? Why should our bodies dictate our lifespan? Why should we sit here and wait to rot and wither and die when we have the intelligence and mindset to do it? If nobody else is willing to throw ethics aside to take a step forwards in human evolution, I should do it myself.” She folded her arms across her chest, again, like a child. “I did what was to be done.”
“Dr. Summers.” The interviewer’s tone grew stiff. “You and your colleagues conducted illegal and unethical procedures on your family and friends—as well as four other victims.”
The woman inclined her head. “You have a daughter, am I correct? I have a son.”
“A child you killed, Dr Summers.” The interviewer retorted in a hiss which was definitely expressing emotion. She ignored the mention of her daughter, but I could tell it had rattled her to her core. Her voice had cracked. This case was close to her.
That was obvious. Without seeing the interviewer herself, I could sense how uncomfortable she was, shuffling in the chair. Every so often I would hear the sound of her rubbing her hands on her knees and tapping her shoe against the chair leg. She oozed anxiety, not just from her tone of voice, but the way the frame seemed to move with her. “Dr. Summers, you used your son in your research, along with several of his friends. This was not science.” Her voice shook. I heard her sharp inhale. Unprofessional, but very human. Instead of staying stoic and keeping to script, this agent was cracking apart. “It was murder.”
“Agent Lemrac, concentrate on the interview only.” An official voice crackled through what sounded like an intercom on screen.
“Got it.” She spoke through her teeth.
The woman was finding wounds and pressing on them. She was scanning the interviewer for vulnerabilities and preying on every insecurity. She leaned back speaking through a sigh. “Without my son’s sacrifice we wouldn’t have created an answer to death. To growing old and dying, and leaving loved ones behind.” Her voice softened into a murmur, but I didn’t trust it.
After identifying the shattering pieces of this interviewer which were very clear visible in her view, the woman was taking advantage.
“Agent Lemrac, you have a daughter. Am I correct in saying her name is Mari?
“That… that is not relevant.”
“Glioblastoma.” Dr. Summers lips curved into a sickening smile hidden behind mocking sympathy. “A sickness of the brain--which, unfortunately, I cannot fix. If your daughter’s brain was in my hands, I would try. However, not even a brand new body would help her. One which would never age or grow sick. And for that, I am deeply, deeply sorry.” She reached her cuffed hands forwards. “My condolences, Agent Lemrac. Honestly. I have to hand it to you. You are incredibly brave for coming here today and talking to me while abandoning your sick child.” She shook her head.
“Your daughter is dying of an incurable illness, suffering inside fragile skin which will break and fall apart and be unable to keep her standing for much longer. While my son will live on forever. He will see every millennia, a planet which will crumble and build itself back together. And maybe the end of the universe itself.” There was a twitch in her expression and a glitter in her eye I did not recognise. Insanity.
She was fucking insane. I was seeing the pure of it, the depraved and disgusting gleam in eyes empty of remorse and regret. This woman did not care what she had done. I could tell from the look on her face. If she had the chance, she would do this again.
But there was no way they were trying to say her cruelty and complete disregard for her son’s life was due to insanity.
“You are sick, Dr. Summers.” The interviewer said after a moment of gathering herself.
The woman shook her head with a chuckle. “I told you. I am not sick--”
“Sick in the head!” The interviewer’s voice exploded through the speakers in a shriek—a terrified cry she had been trying to hold in. I finally saw her—or at least the back of her. She was a young woman with light blonde hair falling loose on her shoulders. She was trembling. Slamming her hands down on the table, she screamed at the orange jumpsuit woman.
“You are psychologically fucked in the head! You psycho bitch! That is my sister!” She spoke through strangled sobs rattling her whole body. “Mari is my little sister. She is not my child.”
Her breaths were strangled and harboured. I noticed figures looming in the background, but she was continuing. “You killed your own fucking son,” she spat. “You are not legally insane, you are sick!” she shrieked. “You planned and put this together! You sit there and you talk about your son like he’s a… like he’s a tool! You deserve to rot. Do you hear me?” I noticed the orange jumpsuit woman was still smiling, satisfied with the interview’s reaction. Her words were spoken in a vicious poison as she leaned forward and spat directly in orange jumpsuit’s face.
“Agent Lemrac!” Whoever her superiors were—were panicking. “I told you not to turn it off. I knew this was going to happen. Can we stop the demonstration, please? Human emotions present inside an Aceville soldier are too powerful—"
Voices were murmuring in the background, and Agent Lemrac raised her hands. “I want to stop.” She choked out, her hands trembling. She spoke like she still had control over the situation and wasn’t being apprehended. “I want to stop. Do you hear me?” The interviewer was crying, I realized. “Stop the recording! I can’t do this. Oh god, I think I’m going to be sick—”
When the footage ended in a burst of static, I found myself backing away, something slimy creeping its way up my throat.
The woman in the orange jumpsuit who had murdered her son and countless others in what sounded like an attempt at playing god, was Eleanor Summers. I thought back to Teddy’s corpse, and the surgical precision of every organ’s removal. The young interviewer had mentioned colleagues of Eleanor.
Was it possible that Camp Redwood was in fact nothing more than a rehabilitation camp for murderous criminals? There was a loud bang from above, and I was torn from my thoughts.
I turned to Rowan, who had been unusually quiet. And I realized why, when I twisted around to find him three inches from my face, his laboured breath tickling my cheek.
The boy jumped back with a chuckle—like me noticing him was some kind of game, before diving back into the chair. I did notice something odd, as my thoughts spiralled. Rowan couldn’t sit still. Slumped in the leather spinning chair, he fingers tapped a rhythm on the armrests while his feet jumped up and down. In the dim light of the bunker, I glimpsed a sheen of sweat glistening on his forehead and the flesh of his neck. He looked to be… feverish—and now that I was looking at him properly, all of my attention on the boy, I noticed small things which seemed… off about him.
For one, he wasn’t coming up with a plan. Rowan always had a plan. Even if he wasn’t completely sure of it, or was completely winging it. This time though, he was strangely quiet. I found my voice when he stuck out his tongue at me. “What are you looking at?”
“Rowan.” I spoke softly, careful not to garner attention from above us where Harry and Carmel were still clamouring around, playing games. “Are you… feeling okay?” I asked, when he turned back to the laptop, manically biting his fingernails.
“I dunnnooooo, Josie! Am I feeeeeeling okaaaaaayyyyy?” He surprised me with an uncharacteristic laugh.
But I did know it.
I knew it from earlier when he reacted to Allison’s bunker and I had been too freaked out to realize that I was dragging along the enemy with me.
Because the fucking idiot had consumed animal crackers. I had seen him for myself earlier, pouring a pack into his mouth for a snack. Which meant either the ‘kids’ had intentionally dosed him with mind altering sugary snacks, or the more likely, he could not resist those preservatives which was the equivalent of caffeine. It’s not like I could blame him when he harboured the weight of an entire camp, but come on, did he really have to sacrifice his own fucking mind to keep himself awake?
Rowan wasn’t just biting. His nails. He was gnawing. Which he previously thought was a filthy habit. He had yelled at a camper for chewing on her nails a few days earlier.
Now that I was noticing it, I couldn’t… stop noticing it. The boy’s whole demeanour had changed; the way he was sinking into the chair, instead of sitting up straight like usual—- I used to call it having a stick up his ass. The boy started typing on the laptop, ignoring me. But when I watched the pattern of his fingers, he was just typing gibberish. Footsteps pounded above us, Harry and Carmel acting as the kid’s’ brainwashed foot-soldiers. Or, more likely somehow, if the animal crackers had caused the littles, or I guess, the fully grown forty year old criminals, to relapse in age-- then maybe it was possible for the same thing to happen to us. To Rowan.
I could feel myself starting to back away, but there was nowhere to run. I just slammed into a cupboard. My gaze flicked to Rowan again, who was tapping a beat on the laptop tracking pad, swaying back and forth, his eyes elsewhere before his gaze found mine. “Marcoooooo!” Harry shouted from above, giggling with Carmel.
I had to guess their mental age had to be at least 8-10 years old. Which meant I wasn’t just dealing with a camp full of forty-year-old psycho’s, I was also dealing with mentally relapsed counselors acting like toddlers.
Rowan seemed to jolt in the chair, twisting his head around, his eyes suddenly incredibly childlike and playful, and very Un-Rowan, were finding the ceiling, his mouth stretching into a smile, like he was seeing butterflies. His eyes flashed to me, and I caught a twitch in his lip. I knew that look. It was the look on my seven year old sister, who knew mom was mad at me, and wanted to make it even worse.
His cheeks were starting to blossom scarlet from what must have been the overwhelming urge to laugh. Rowan pressed his lips together and held in a breath like a hamster, and the asshole was fucking with me. Waiting for me to beat him to it by accident. Kids were fucking ruthless, but there was something terrifying about an 18 year old with a little kid’s mind.
I lifted my index to my lips, miming for him not to even try, but the boy just mimicked me, bugging out his eyes and pressing his finger to his grinning mouth. “Don’t you fucking dare.” I managed to whisper. The boy was definitely playing his own game, moving in twitching movements, baiting me. When he cupped his mouth, I almost let out a cry, but then he dropped his arms with a giggle, as if to say, “I’m just kidding!”
Slowly, I turned around, grabbed the salt I’d found in Allison’s cupboard, and a flat can of soda. Without making too much movement, I poured a handful of salt into the can. But Rowan seemed to know exactly what I was doing. Because in the time it was taking me to advance towards him with the can of salty soda, one arm shakily ready to grab hold of him, and put him into a headlock, he was cupping his mouth, all logic and everything adult, everything he had been as our leader, igniting in playful eyes, leaving me the last one standing.
By the time Rowan had managed to reveal our hiding place in a spluttered laugh, I had hold of the squirming boy, one arm wrapped around his neck, my other forcing the can of soda into his mouth. I had definitely miscalculated his strength. During camp Redwood activities, he was always the last one to come back from the trail, holding his knees and panting. I figured he was unfit. However, I was wrong. Underneath his shirt, the guy had some serious muscles.
It was like attacking a brick wall. However, Rowan was mentally a kid. So, I had my intelligence and logic on my side. When it became obvious I wasn’t going to get anywhere with brute strength, I resorted to tickling him, which made him squirm, squeaking out a laugh. When he opened his mouth to yell at me to stop, I took my chance, thrusting the can into his lips and holding his nose so he swallowed it down.
“No!” His laughter turned into muffled yelling, as he batted his fists at my chest. “No, no, no! Get off, get off!”
His body convulsed as the salt did its job, causing the boy to lurch to his knees and choke up forbidden animal crackers in a gooish sludge which turned my stomach. By the time Rowan seemed half himself and half not, still kneeling, his head pressed against the floor, Harry was poking his head through the door with a goonish grin. “Found you!” He giggled, before forcing the door open, allowing Carmel and Callen, freshly caught and mentally turned into littles, to advance down the stairs with equally terrifying grins. There was something wrong with Harry’s face, and I only realized it when the guy himself was hauling me from the bunker, Carmel dragging a barely responsive Rowan. There was nothing in Harry’s expression, only blind childish excitement at winning the game. When he dragged me out of Allison’s cabin and threw me to the ground, I realized he too had insane strength I had not been expecting. But that thought quickly retracted when I was seeing his face in the light of a crescent moon lighting up the sky an eerie glow. Harry’s cheeks were puffy and swollen, his right eye way bigger than it should have been.
When he spoke, his voice was more of a lisp. This was something far more realistic than magical animal crackers fucking with his brain.
“He needs help!” I managed to choke out when Carmel wrapped jump-rope around my wrists. Next to me, Rowan was refusing to get up, still choking up salty soda, groaning into his hands. Every time Callen tried to restrain him, he hissed out like an animal.
“Do you hear me?!” I struggled violently. “Harry needs—”
Is what it felt like. The feeling of something—what felt and sounded like a toy car—colliding with my temples, sent me onto the ground, my head spinning itself off of its axis. I remember lying on my back and frowning at the moon which almost looked like it was getting closer to me, blurring into a white ball of light—before reality sunk in, and it was in fact Carmel’s converse coming down to finish me off. I didn’t stay knocked out for long. But I did dream.
I think you can call it a dream? I was lying in bed at home; my room drowned in the dark. I was cosy, curled up in my blankets, when a clammy hand slammed over my mouth, rousing me from slumber. There were two figures in my room. They didn’t have faces. They just existed as shadows, silhouettes. Before one of them raised something above their head, and… impact.
It was the same impact as the toy car hitting me, snapping me back to that night. It wasn’t a dream. Because I remembered his clammy fingers over my mouth, and his hisses for me to shut up as he dragged me from my room.
My parents stood in front of me with expressions of sympathy. Basked in warm light, my mom and dad looked almost otherworldly. “For the best.” Was what they mouthed when my own phantom screams slammed into me. I asked them why, and they didn’t reply, allowing him to pull me further and further from what I knew, from my life as I knew it. But.. that couldn’t be real. I had memories of getting on the bus to camp Redwood. I could recall the whole journey. So, why… why was my tangled mind saying otherwise?
When I gathered myself, the first thing I realized was I was sitting down. I was outside, cool night air grazing my bare arms. There was something attached to me, jerking violently, And it took me several disorienting blinks to understand that I was tied back to back with Rowan. My head pounded, and something wet and warm dripped down my temple. Great. I could add head injury to the long list of things to worry about.
“Let me go you little fucking witch.”
Rowan was back to himself, though from the muffled hissing and the sound of choking—I had to guess he was being force-fed animal crackers.
“Let me—mpphmmm. little…. fucking… mphmmphhmhppmm!”
“Rowan.” I managed to get out in a croak. Through flickering eyes, I caught glimpse of a familiar figure dancing around us. Shivers rocketed down my spine, and I wrenched at the jump-rope restraints, but they did a surprisingly job of restraining my arms behind my back.
Eleanor was with Rowan, while Eli was knelt in front of me. Looking at him, the boy had definitely aged in the face—and I couldn’t help wondering what exactly he had done as a forty something year old to be sent to this place.
“Josie!” Rowan responded in a wail. “Josie. Wake the FUCK up.”
Eleanor spoke with the cold tone of her actual age.
“Oh, yeah?” Rowan spluttered. “Fuck you.” The boy’s laugh was still rough from almost vomiting his insides out from too much salt intake. “I’m sorry, you were a fucking boomer all along?!” He wriggled in the restraints, lunging forwards, which sent me backwards.
“Stop swearing, Rowan.” Was all the girl responded with calmly.
“Like I’m going to listen to you!” He sneered. “Fuck, fuck, fuckity, fucking fuck!” What are you going to do, huh? Bite me with your false teeth?” The sound of saliva hitting skin made me wince. He was pissed. I had no doubt his completely rational anger was going to get us killed. Rowan was also somehow getting mixed up between forty and eighty. Though he was unwillingly snacking on mind bending sugary goodness.
“Fudge, Rowan.” Eleanor spoke in a giggle.
“Say fudge. Not fuck.”
His hiss of pain caught me off guard. I don’t know what she was doing to him, but it was hurting him.
“You fudging fudge! I’m going to fudging kill you when I get out of these fudging ropes—“ his manic cursing became a muffled yell.
“Say fudge,” Eleanor hummed, followed by his hiss when the palm of her hand skinned his cheek. “Fuck is a bad word. You even said so yourself and you’re my favourite counselor.”
He heaved out a breath.
“You fudge,” Rowan spat. “When I get out of this, I am going to fudging kill you, you fudging—” His manic ranting morphed, once again, into muffled yelling, after another fistful of animal crackers were forced into his mouth. When I risked twisting around, I could see his rebellion slowly starting to simmer out as he relaxed slightly. I wanted to yell at him to keep a clear head before cold fingers were dipping under my chin and forcing my head around where I found myself face to face with Eli.
“I like you, Josie,” he said, before untying me and pulling me to my feet. Now at the age of nine or ten, he was a lot stronger. When I tried to pull away, the cruel blade of a knife grazed my gut. I caught his grin. “But we don’t need you.” Eli pointed to Rowan.
“We just want them.”
I followed his pointer finger which went from Rowan to Harry and Carmel, who were just standing there like fucking idiots, probably awaiting the next game. Harry’s face was getting redder. It looked like he was suffocating, and yet his grin was growing wider and wider, splitting his lips apart. “Rowan Atlas.” Eleanor said, dragging him to his feet. Something was stapled to his forehead head, which caused him to howl in pain, hissing another strangled line of “Fudge”. but I couldn’t read what it was.
“Camp leader. Intelligent, and problem solving skills.”
“Harry Carlisle.” Eli nodded his head with a smile. “Quick thinker. Strong minded.”
“Carmel Locke.” Cassie spoke behind me. She had her arms folded, a wry smile on her lips. “Smarter than she makes out—- an independent learner, and can work well under pressure.”
Looking at these kids, I felt sick to my stomach. They were planning something—and had the intelligence of renowned scientists, which was what I gathered from the footage on the MacBook. “What?” was all I could hiss out, as Eli prodded the blade of the knife into my back, ushering me to walk. “What are you talking about?”
“Duh.” He spoke in a more tweeny giggle. “Like I said, Miss Josie. You’re my favorite counselor but we don’t need you, so I’m going to use you for parts.” He laughed when a shiver spiderwebbed down my spine. “See! I told you I was going to show you my collection!”
“But… what do you need them for?”
Eli pressed his index finger to his lips with a laugh before forcing me to face forwards. “That’s a secret!”
When I didn’t, or couldn’t move, he shoved me into a stumbling power-walk, and I managed to turn my head quickly, making feverish eye contact with Rowan.
“Rowan.” I said calmly through the gutter in my throat. “Get…. Get help.”
If I was going to die, I needed him to get a hold of himself and somehow alert the outside world what was going on.
“From whom, Josie?!” He wailed back—and as I was dragged away, I could once again sense the childish undertones in his voice.
I had no choice but to obey Eli’s orders. If I didn’t want a knife in my back. He took me to the main lunch cabin, which, when I set foot inside, almost sent me to my knees.
Something lurched inside me, and I was screaming with no voice, staggering backwards, only to be shoved onto my face. In front of me was what had been the lunch hall, fully converted into the beginning of a laboratory.
What had been cafeteria tables were fashioned into makeshift gurney’s and beds, and I was looking at all of the missing counselors. Yuri and Noah had been skinned completely, their faces laid out on a makeshift surgical table. Joey had been ripped open, his heart and brain removed, a glittering metallic substance creeping its way across his forehead. It was then when I remembered Eleanor Summers words.
She wanted to prevent death and preserve the human mind. Looking at what was in front of me, this was the start of it. There was equipment I had never seen before. Lily’s body was empty, carved out completely, tubes forced inside her. When I glimpsed her fingers move and begin to ball into a fist, I saw red. I saw fucking red. The exit was so close and yet Eli, fucking Eli, wielded his knife. I think that is when part of me gave up. My brain just stopped. It short circuited. Seeing my friends murdered and yet somehow being kept alive through playing god, my body slumped to the ground. I was numb. Completely numb.
I’m not sure what would have happened if those bloody saws and instruments which had been used on my friends were used on me too.
Luckily, that did not happen. Before Eli could get his slimy hands on me, he crumpled to the ground in an almost cartoon-like fashion, and standing over me was Harry. Who was looking better. When he grasped hold of me and helped me up, I only had one word. “Out.” And he was nodding, his eyes glistening as he drunk in our friends’ fate.
“How?” I managed to sputter out, when we made it out of the cabin, ducking behind a tree. Harry turned to me, motioning for me to shut up. There was a group of now ten to eleven year olds already running around, searching for what I guessed was him.
“I’m allergic to peanut butter,” Harry murmured, his grasp tightening on my wrist as he led me across the camp, the two of us stumbling.
“What, and you just magically healed?”
He didn’t respond to that, which bothered me.
“The bunker is our best shot,” I hissed out. “I think we can get in contact with someone down there.” I paused, unable to stop myself. “What makes you so important?”
“Dunno. Maybe I’m their favorite.”
When we found Allison’s cabin, which was more of a safehouse (an exposed safehouse) I found Rowan sitting on the wooden porch with his legs swinging over the side. “Rowan!” Harry groaned. I found it hard to believe their roles had been switched. Now he was the one yelling at the camp-leader. “I told you to stay inside!”
He ushered the boy inside, before barricading the door with some hefty looking equipment. I could tell from the grin on his face that our so-called leader was once again no longer himself.
I had to bite back a groan. “You’re kidding.” I said, pointing to Rowan, who buried his head in his knees and blew a raspberry. “Does he look and act like our leader right now?!”
“It’s Rowan, Josie.”
“He’s a liability.”
“He’s our friend! Wouldn’t Rowan do the same?”
Yes, he would. But. He would also realize we’re lost causes.
“Gag him with something.” I said. “If he makes any more noise, we’re dumping him.”
“He’s a kid!”
“Just the mind of one.”
I don’t know how animal crackers worked, but his age seemed to be progressively younger. This time he just sat with wide eyes watching us.
Harry almost tore apart the place looking for means of communication, before an old fashioned ringing sound made me jump.
“What was that?” Harry turned to me with his lip curled.
“How am I supposed to know?!” I hissed. “Keep looking!” But when I ducked under the table, my hands crawled under the desk, finding a wire—and attached to that, an ancient looking phone which looked straight out of a 1940’s movie, a bright green rotary phone.
Hesitantly, I answered it, lifting the phone to my ear. “Hello?”
“Did you awaken the subjects, Agent Salta?"
The voice on the other end was a woman, an oldish sounding woman with the tinge of a British accent.
“What?” I shot a look at Harry before shaking my head. “No. My name is Josie Greenfield. We’re at Camp Redwood, and we need help.”
The woman paused.
“Where is Agent Salta?” She cleared her throat. “This line is reserved for communication with agents only.”
“I don’t know who the fuck you’re talking about!" I squeaked out. “My name is Josie, and whatever is happening here, we need help!”
“Josie. Did you awaken the subjects?”
I paused after a moment, shooting Harry a look when he tried to take the phone off of me. “Yes.”
“And… are our agents unavailable?”
“I don’t understand.”
“When a health and safety breach is activated, our agents are awakened to deal with the Project Spearhead subjects if they were to ever go rogue, or become conscious enough to think. Josie, can you tell me what is in front of you? Describe it to me.”
I held my breath. Next to the hidden phone under the desk was what looked like mismatched wires, all of which had been severed. I lowered myself slowly, poking at mess. “Wires. I see… cut up wires.” I whispered. “Does this mean they know about you?”
She hummed. “Ah…That makes sense. The only way to activate our sleeper handlers would be to send out the signal. You appear to have been sabotaged. Unless activated manually, our agents cannot help you. I am sorry. They are your problem now.” The woman paused.
“If I were you, I would hope and pray they have not sabotaged the self-destruct. If you find that, then you may be able to save yourselves and find peace.” She cleared her throat. “Thank you for your service, Josie Greenfield.”
“Wait.” I managed to get out. “Wait, no! You can’t just… you can’t leave us! We need help!”
I found myself yelling at nothing when the phone went dead. The dull tone of the dead ringtone was clanging in my ears before footsteps from up above. “Fuck this.” Harry picked up a lead pipe. “They’re still little kids, right? I mean, their head must still be partly kids—- so let’s fucking beat their heads in.”
He noticed something, then, starting forwards towards the mess of files I had left earlier. Harry knelt on the ground and picked up Eli’s file, his eyes wide. But he wasn’t staring at the dates confirming the little boy’s age.
Instead, Harry pointed at the bottom of the file. “I don’t want to freak you out, Josie,” he whispered. Initially, I didn’t know what he was trying to show before I glimpsed notes scrawled at the bottom of the file, followed by a signature. “But I’m pretty sure that is my fucking writing.”
Harry was right.
I pulled the paperwork off of him, flicking through each file before turning my eyes to him. “Who the fuck are you?”
A clanging sound from above broke the tension, and whatever Harry was about to reply with was strangled in his throat. He slammed a hand over his mouth.
The voice twisted me up inside, threatening to release a shriek from my mouth I had managed to clamp shut.
“Are you down here?” His voice was strained, and had an odd tone to it. “I can’t… I can’t see you.”
Can someone please tell me what the fuck is going on?! It’s been a blur of a week. We’ve managed to stay down here, surviving off of Allison’s rations. Rowan isn’t getting any better. He seems to have stopped mentally de-ageing at the age of maybe six. Harry has spent the last few days trying to get in contact with anyone, but it’s like they are IGNORING US.
I’ve been looking through everything I can find on Project Spearhead, but nothing points to Harry being involved. So. How is his signature all over the files? How is it possible that two friends I thought I knew several days ago, are now complete strangers?
Teddy keeps coming back.
He’s crying out to us.
I think he’s… in pain.
My god, I can’t stand this anymore. Please. CAMP REDWOOD NEEDS HELP.
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2023.06.05 00:29 CrudLord69 CrudLord's Collection Reduction: Microtech, Benchmade, Spyderco, Protech, TRM, and MORE!
I have acquired far too many knives and am trying to scale way back, everything includes tracked USPS shipping to all 50 states baby, only paypal F+F accepted, will ship Monday, know your local knife laws especially in regards to autos. Mostly looking to sell but trades are entertained. Hit me with an offer if you don't like my prices, worst I can say is no. Comment on post before messaging, those unable to comment will not be sold to or traded with. Timestamp, pics, vids Microtech Glykon Apocolyptic (A+):
Brand spanking new, purchased direct from Microtech last week. Really cool auto with the nickel boron internals that creates better action than any OTF I've used. This thing rocks and I had to have one, unfortunately I have too many OTFs so this one goes. Paid $550 with shipping, get it brand new for
SV: $510 TV: $550 Benchmade Mediator (B+):
Got this off the swap, in great condition with the only real wear being on the coating of the pocket clip. Super snappy out the side, slightly contoured handles, s90v blade steel, solid lock up, a safety switch that has zero rattle, and an overall slim and very carriable profile. My favorite out the side auto, and as such has been carried a little bit, the blade isn't dull by any means but its also not laser sharp either.
SV: $205 TV: $235
TRM Atom Green G-10 (A+): Brand new, never carried or used, simply opened and closed a number of times. Comes with everything from TRM except for the yorkie sticker. Solid washer action and lockup as expected and just a razor thin edge on this bad boy. SV: $180 TV: $210 Benchmade Turret 980 (B):
Purchased off the swap, taken apart by me to clean and lube with KPL. Ill say it, this is my favorite Benchmade I've held and I've held quite a lot of them. Has a larger overbuilt axis lock that creates for perfect free swinging action while also having rock solid lockup which is unfortunately not super common on Benchmades. A big ol blade of S30v with G-10 and stainless steel liners and a deep carry clip. This knife has been used and will show some wear, mostly on the pocket clip, and does not come with box but will be shipped securely.
SV: $135 TV: $160 Protech SBR S35vn Acidwashed (B):
Catch and release from the swap, has scratches near the tip of the blade on both sides that are somewhat hidden by the acid wash but still noticeable. A couple small dings on the handle scales. Has classic super snappy Protech action with rock solid lockup. Knife appears to have been used a fair amount by previous owner and could use a sharpening.
SV: $135 TV: $160 Benchmade 3550SBT (A):
Purchased off the swap, in excellent condition. No real wear besides a tiny mark in the coating on the spine of the blade and the pocket clip looks slightly used. Wicked snappy action with rock solid lockup, razor sharp edge. This is an older model that was replaced by the stimulus. Comes with original box and docs.
SV: $125 TV: $150 Benchmade Griptillian (C):
This is the one that started it all for me and has been carried and used pretty extensively. 154CM steel, comes with blemished AWT scales and backspacer installed, however it will ship with the original scales as well. The action and lockup is fantastic on this one. A couple of not so great things: the AWT scales were purchased from them as blems and as such they have cosmetic flaws, mostly the two scales being slightly different shades or grey and the show side scale has a machining mark down the middle, with these scales installed the pivot doesn't sit flush into the scales, this could be a problem with the way I installed them but im not sure. The screws from AWT are also somewhat soft and are T6 and as such I stripped a body screw on the installation. This knife has also been sharpened by me on a work sharp. This knife has been used extensively and has some rust spotting around the axis lock housing on the inside. This is a user, with great action and lockup, and will continue to serve someone very well. No box on this one but will be shipped in a soft taco.
SV: $105 TV: $130 Kizer Cormorant S35vn/G10 (A+):
Brand new in box, never cut or carried just flipped open a couple times. Great action with zero blade play and a cool fidgety knife.
SV: $75 TV: $95
Spyderco Dragonfly Pink FRN S30v blade (A): Great little knife in a cool colorway with a great upgrade in the steel department. Purchased off the swap, appears in like new condition with zero noticeable blemishes and solid action and lockup. Comes with box and papers. SV: $75 TV: $95 Benchmade SOCP Partially Serrated (B):
Cool fixed blade purchased off the swap. Factory sharp edge, however it does have some wear on the coating from the sheath.
SV: $70 TV: $90 Spyderco Centofante (B):
Second owner on this discontinued back lock Spyderco. Does have small amounts of wear, mostly on the coating of the pocket clip. The smoothest back lock I've used, this thing flicks open and drops shut. There is a tiny bit of side to side and up and down blade play which isn't uncommon especially for back locks as they break in. Also the shiny Spyderco logo on the show side scale is snazzy as hell. Comes with box.
SV: $70 TV: $90 Budget Bundle- Kizer Begleiter 2 (A+) and Sencut Sachse (C+):
Kizer is brand new in box, just opened a couple times, N690 and micarta with an insane action for a budget knife. Sencut has seen some use, coating is wearing off on the thumb studs, no really noticeable flaws but it has been used and would continue to make a great user. No box with the Sachse but will be packaged carefully.
SV: $70 TV: $90 Spyderco Salt Dragonfly (B):
Little rust proof dragonfly with solid action and lockup. Purchased off the swap so unsure of its background but it appears in great shape with no noticeable flaws. Comes with box.
SV: $60 TV: $75 ADD ONS ONLY BELOW- MUST BE PURCHASED WITH SOMETHING FROM ABOVE- Cold Steel Air Lite (C):
Purchased from bladehq and was made a user for a bit. Solid tri-ad lockup that is surprisingly flickable on the open. Does not come with box, and again this was a user, coating on the pocket clip shows some wear, thumbstud coating shows some wear, a touch of rust in the stop pin that I'm sure could be easily cleaned off. Overall it is sharp and solid, and again would continue to be an excellent user.
SV: $35 TV: $50 SRM (A+):
Dont remember the model on this one but its a cool little brand new SRM. Has a bottle opener and some sort of wrench hex thing in the side, idk I was kinda drunk when I bought it.
SV: $15 TV: $17
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2023.06.05 00:06 subredditsummarybot Your weekly /r/poppunkers roundup for the week of May 28 - June 03
Sunday, May 28 - Saturday, June 03
Top 5 Most Commented
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|80 ||238 comments ||[Discussion] If you had to get 3 lyrics tattooed on your body what would they be? || |
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2023.06.05 00:00 FappidyDat [H] TF2 Keys & PayPal [W] Humble Bundle Games (Also Games From Past Bundles)
I pay with the following:
- I am EXTREMELY busy, but I check my messages and DMs at least ONCE per day. Please be patient and wait at least 24 hours for my response if I don't get back to you immediately.
- I buy only in Unrevealed Key Link Format or Plain Steam Keys. No gift links.
- For PayPal, I am in the US region and I only send via G&S. Please note there will be PayPal fees (including international/conversion and purchasing fees) to consider.
- All games that you sell to me should ideally be REGION-FREE. Please ensure the games are not region-locked/bound to a specific country.
- You must be willing to fill a spreadsheet with steam keys.
TF2 & PayPal
IGS Rep Page:
|I BUY HB Games ||with TF2 ||with PayPal ||Currently Active Humble Bundle? |
|- Ratz Instagib - ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.72 PP ||- |
|20XX ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.88 PP ||- |
|5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.19 PP ||- |
|60 Parsecs! ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.5 PP ||- |
|7 Billion Humans ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.91 PP ||- |
|7 Days to Die ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.16 PP ||- |
|A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.78 PP ||- |
|A Hat in Time ||4.5 TF2 ||$8.98 PP ||- |
|A Juggler's Tale ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.07 PP ||- |
|A Plague Tale: Innocence ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.81 PP ||- |
|AMID EVIL ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|AO Tennis 2 ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.3 PP ||- |
|Absolver ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.51 PP ||- |
|Aeterna Noctis ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.15 PP ||- |
|Age of Empires Definitive Edition ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.46 PP ||- |
|Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.6 PP ||- |
|Age of Wonders III Collection ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.86 PP ||- |
|Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Deluxe Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.88 PP ||- |
|Age of Wonders: Planetfall ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Airport CEO ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.62 PP ||- |
|Alan Wake Collector's Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.68 PP ||- |
|Alien: Isolation ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.52 PP ||- |
|Aliens: Colonial Marines Collection ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.45 PP ||- |
|Aliens: Fireteam Elite ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.99 PP ||- |
|Amnesia: The Dark Descent ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|Among Us ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.42 PP ||- |
|Ancestors Legacy ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.24 PP ||- |
|Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.07 PP ||- |
|Aragami ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.9 PP ||- |
|Arizona Sunshine ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.21 PP ||- |
|Arma 3 Apex Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.24 PP ||- |
|Arma 3 Contact Edition ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.84 PP ||- |
|Arma 3 Jets ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.77 PP ||- |
|Arma 3 Marksmen ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.74 PP ||- |
|Arma 3 ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.78 PP ||- |
|Assetto Corsa Competizione ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.83 PP ||- |
|Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition ||5.0 TF2 ||$9.93 PP ||- |
|BATTLETECH - Mercenary Collection ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.79 PP ||- |
|BIOMUTANT ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.12 PP ||- |
|BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.75 PP ||- |
|BROFORCE ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Baba Is You ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.01 PP ||- |
|Back 4 Blood ||3.0 TF2 ||$5.96 PP ||- |
|Bad North: Jotunn Edition ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.77 PP ||- |
|Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.01 PP ||- |
|Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.83 PP ||- |
|Bang-On Balls: Chronicles ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.14 PP ||- |
|Banished ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.34 PP ||- |
|Barotrauma ||6.5 TF2 ||$12.95 PP ||- |
|Batman - The Telltale Series ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.9 PP ||- |
|Batman Arkham Collection ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.44 PP ||- |
|Batman: Arkham Knight ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|Batman™: Arkham Knight Premium Edition ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.55 PP ||- |
|Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Batman™: Arkham Origins ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.67 PP ||- |
|Batman™: Arkham VR ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.5 PP ||- |
|Battle Chasers: Nightwar ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.21 PP ||- |
|Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.17 PP ||- |
|Battlefleet Gothic: Armada ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.72 PP ||- |
|Battlezone Gold Edition ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.3 PP ||- |
|Bendy and the Dark Revival || |0.4 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$0.88 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Humble Choice (May 2023) |
|Besiege ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.92 PP ||- |
|Beyond Blue ||2.5 TF2 ||$4.94 PP ||- |
|Beyond Two Souls ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.83 PP ||- |
|BioShock Collection ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|BioShock Infinite ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.78 PP ||- |
|BioShock Remastered ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.78 PP ||- |
|Bioshock Infinite: Season Pass ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.34 PP ||- |
|Blade of Darkness ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.47 PP ||- |
|Blair Witch ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.3 PP ||- |
|Blasphemous || |1.3 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$2.58 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle |
|Blood Bowl 2 - Legendary Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.48 PP ||- |
|Blood: Fresh Supply ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night || |1.7 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$3.37 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle |
|Boomerang Fu ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.2 PP ||- |
|Borderlands 2 VR ||5.5 TF2 ||$10.93 PP ||- |
|Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition || |3.1 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$6.19 PP Refer To My Other Thread |May Multiplayer Bundle |
|Borderlands 3 ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.23 PP ||- |
|Borderlands 3: Director's Cut ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.51 PP ||- |
|Borderlands: The Handsome Collection ||3.4 TF2 ||$6.76 PP ||- |
|Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|Brutal Legend ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.51 PP ||- |
|Bus Simulator 18 ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.18 PP ||- |
|CHUCHEL Cherry Edition ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.97 PP ||- |
|Call of Cthulhu ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|Call of Juarez: Gunslinger ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.96 PP ||- |
|Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront ||9.2 TF2 ||$18.38 PP ||- |
|Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.22 PP ||- |
|Celeste ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.6 PP ||- |
|Chess Ultra ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.25 PP ||- |
|Children of Morta ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.43 PP ||- |
|Chivalry 2 ||3.7 TF2 ||$7.45 PP ||- |
|Chivalry: Medieval Warfare ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.37 PP ||- |
|Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.18 PP ||- |
|Cities: Skylines ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.73 PP ||- |
|Clone Drone in the Danger Zone ||4.2 TF2 ||$8.32 PP ||- |
|Cloudpunk ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.02 PP ||- |
|Code Vein ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.3 PP ||- |
|Coffee Talk ||2.5 TF2 ||$4.98 PP ||- |
|Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.94 PP ||- |
|Company of Heroes 2 ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.0 PP ||- |
|Company of Heroes ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.79 PP ||- |
|Conan Exiles ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.26 PP ||- |
|Construction Simulator 2015 ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.48 PP ||- |
|Contagion ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.11 PP ||- |
|Control Ultimate Edition ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.93 PP ||- |
|Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy ||9.6 TF2 ||$19.06 PP ||- |
|Creed: Rise to Glory™ ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.47 PP ||- |
|Crusader Kings II: Imperial Collection ||9.9 TF2 ||$19.73 PP ||- |
|Crusader Kings III ||5.9 TF2 ||$11.73 PP ||- |
|CryoFall ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Cultist Simulator Anthology Edition ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.79 PP ||- |
|Cultist Simulator ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.22 PP ||- |
|DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.21 PP ||- |
|DEATHLOOP ||2.7 TF2 ||$5.47 PP ||- |
|DIRT 5 ||4.2 TF2 ||$8.44 PP ||- |
|DMC - Devil May Cry ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.93 PP ||- |
|DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ - Ultimate Edition ||9.9 TF2 ||$19.74 PP ||- |
|DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.81 PP ||- |
|DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|DRAGONBALL XENOVERSE Bundle Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.16 PP ||- |
|DRIFT21 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.12 PP ||- |
|Dark Deity ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin ||8.7 TF2 ||$17.31 PP ||- |
|Dark Souls III ||12.5 TF2 ||$24.91 PP ||- |
|Darkest Dungeon ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.37 PP ||- |
|Darksiders Genesis ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.67 PP ||- |
|Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Darksiders III ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.26 PP ||- |
|Darkwood ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.16 PP ||- |
|Day of the Tentacle Remastered ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.88 PP ||- |
|DayZ ||7.6 TF2 ||$15.03 PP ||- |
|Daymare: 1998 ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.79 PP ||- |
|Dead Estate ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.99 PP ||- |
|Dead Island - Definitive Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.66 PP ||- |
|Dead Island Definitive Collection ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.3 PP ||- |
|Dead Island Riptide - Definitive Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.4 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising 2: Off the Record ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.42 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.7 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising 4 Frank’s Big Package ||2.5 TF2 ||$4.96 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising 4 ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.73 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.96 PP ||- |
|Dead Rising® 2 ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.26 PP ||- |
|Death Road to Canada ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.84 PP ||- |
|Death's Gambit ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Deep Rock Galactic ||3.3 TF2 ||$6.63 PP ||- |
|Descenders ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Desperados III ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.93 PP ||- |
|Destroy All Humans ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.41 PP ||- |
|Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.16 PP ||- |
|Devil May Cry HD Collection ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.5 PP ||- |
|Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.13 PP ||- |
|DiRT Rally 2.0 ||5.1 TF2 ||$10.11 PP ||- |
|Dinosaur Fossil Hunter ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.9 PP ||- |
|Distant Worlds: Universe ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.29 PP ||- |
|Doom Eternal ||2.5 TF2 ||$4.94 PP ||- |
|Door Kickers ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.84 PP ||- |
|Dorfromantik ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.93 PP ||- |
|Dragon Ball FighterZ ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.81 PP ||- |
|Dragons Dogma - Dark Arisen ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.57 PP ||- |
|Drake Hollow ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.91 PP ||- |
|Drone Swarm ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.81 PP ||- |
|Dungeon Defenders ||2.7 TF2 ||$5.47 PP ||- |
|Dungeon Defenders: Awakened ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.59 PP ||- |
|Dungreed ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.81 PP ||- |
|Dusk ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.91 PP ||- |
|EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.28 PP ||- |
|ELEX ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|EVERSPACE™ ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.16 PP ||- |
|Elite: Dangerous ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.67 PP ||- |
|Empire of Sin ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.55 PP ||- |
|Endzone - A World Apart ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.04 PP ||- |
|Euro Truck Simulator 2 ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.19 PP ||- |
|Exanima ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.24 PP ||- |
|FTL: Faster Than Light ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.92 PP ||- |
|Fable Anniversary ||3.7 TF2 ||$7.32 PP ||- |
|Fallout 76 ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.22 PP ||- |
|Fantasy General II ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.25 PP ||- |
|Farming Simulator 17 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.13 PP ||- |
|Firefighting Simulator - The Squad ||3.8 TF2 ||$7.47 PP ||- |
|First Class Trouble ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.12 PP ||- |
|Forager ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.6 PP ||- |
|Forts ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.52 PP ||- |
|Friday the 13th: The Game ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.86 PP ||- |
|Frostpunk ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.07 PP ||- |
|Full Metal Furies ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Furi ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|GRID - Ultimate ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.97 PP ||- |
|GRID ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.81 PP ||- |
|GRIS ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Gang Beasts ||3.0 TF2 ||$5.89 PP ||- |
|Garden Paws ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.05 PP ||- |
|Gas Station Simulator ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.68 PP ||- |
|Gears 5 ||11.6 TF2 ||$23.1 PP ||- |
|Gears Tactics ||4.5 TF2 ||$8.93 PP ||- |
|Generation Zero® || |1.5 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$2.93 PP Refer To My Other Thread |May Multiplayer Bundle |
|Goat Simulator ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.88 PP ||- |
|Godlike Burger ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.1 PP ||- |
|Golf With Your Friends ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|Gordian Quest ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.58 PP ||- |
|Gotham Knights ||5.4 TF2 ||$10.83 PP ||- |
|GreedFall ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.54 PP ||- |
|Grim Dawn ||5.2 TF2 ||$10.28 PP ||- |
|Grim Fandango Remastered ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.09 PP ||- |
|Guacamelee! 2 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.19 PP ||- |
|HITMAN™2 Gold Edition ||3.1 TF2 ||$6.16 PP ||- |
|HIVESWAP: Act 2 ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.18 PP ||- |
|HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.66 PP ||- |
|HROT ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.7 PP ||- |
|Haiku, the Robot || |1.3 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$2.56 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle |
|Hard Bullet ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.38 PP ||- |
|Hearts of Iron IV: Battle for the Bosporus ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.53 PP ||- |
|Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition ||2.7 TF2 ||$5.3 PP ||- |
|Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.74 PP ||- |
|Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.68 PP ||- |
|Heave Ho ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.1 PP ||- |
|Heavy Rain ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.15 PP ||- |
|Hell Let Loose ||5.2 TF2 ||$10.32 PP ||- |
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.26 PP ||- |
|Hello, Neighbor! ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.91 PP ||- |
|Hellpoint ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.75 PP ||- |
|Hero's Hour ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Heroes of Hammerwatch ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.13 PP ||- |
|Hitman Absolution ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.79 PP ||- |
|Hitman Game of the Year Edition ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.61 PP ||- |
|Hollow Knight || |2.8 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$5.48 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle |
|Homefront: The Revolution ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.68 PP ||- |
|Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.77 PP ||- |
|Horizon Chase Turbo ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.72 PP ||- |
|Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Special Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.46 PP ||- |
|Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Hotline Miami ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.56 PP ||- |
|House Flipper VR ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.73 PP ||- |
|House Flipper ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.5 PP ||- |
|Human: Fall Flat ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.88 PP ||- |
|HuniePop ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.89 PP ||- |
|Huntdown ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.6 PP ||- |
|Hurtworld ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.07 PP ||- |
|Hyper Light Drifter ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.11 PP ||- |
|Hypnospace Outlaw ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.55 PP ||- |
|I Expect You To Die ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.68 PP ||- |
|I-NFECTED ||6.3 TF2 ||$12.5 PP ||- |
|INSURGENCY ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.16 PP ||- |
|Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.73 PP ||- |
|Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.09 PP ||- |
|Imperator: Rome ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Injustice 2 Legendary Edition ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.76 PP ||- |
|Injustice 2 ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.46 PP ||- |
|Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.32 PP ||- |
|Into the Breach ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.93 PP ||- |
|Into the Radius VR ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.84 PP ||- |
|Ion Fury ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.12 PP ||- |
|Iron Harvest ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.74 PP ||- |
|Jalopy ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.87 PP ||- |
|Job Simulator ||6.5 TF2 ||$13.01 PP ||- |
|Jurassic World Evolution 2 ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.81 PP ||- |
|Jurassic World Evolution ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.43 PP ||- |
|Just Cause 2 ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.06 PP ||- |
|Just Cause 3 XXL Edition ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.63 PP ||- |
|Just Cause 4: Complete Edition ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.97 PP ||- |
|KartKraft ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.3 PP ||- |
|Katamari Damacy REROLL ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.24 PP ||- |
|Katana ZERO ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.23 PP ||- |
|Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes ||2.7 TF2 ||$5.42 PP ||- |
|Kerbal Space Program ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Killer Instinct ||8.8 TF2 ||$17.49 PP ||- |
|Killing Floor 2 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.2 PP ||- |
|Killing Floor ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|Kingdom Come: Deliverance ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.93 PP ||- |
|Kingdom: Two Crowns ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.95 PP ||- |
|LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Premium Edition ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.9 PP ||- |
|LEGO Batman Trilogy ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.07 PP ||- |
|LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.79 PP ||- |
|LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.11 PP ||- |
|LEGO Lord of the Rings ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.83 PP ||- |
|LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.05 PP ||- |
|LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.13 PP ||- |
|LEGO® City Undercover ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.34 PP ||- |
|LEGO® DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.28 PP ||- |
|LEGO® DC Super-Villains ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Jurassic World™ ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|LEGO® MARVEL's Avengers ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.83 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.34 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens - Deluxe Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|LEGO® Worlds ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.12 PP ||- |
|LIMBO ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.47 PP ||- |
|Labyrinthine ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.76 PP ||- |
|Lake ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.51 PP ||- |
|Last Oasis ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.11 PP ||- |
|Layers of Fear 2 ||6.3 TF2 ||$12.52 PP ||- |
|Layers of Fear ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.12 PP ||- |
|Legion TD 2 ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.33 PP ||- |
|Len's Island ||4.2 TF2 ||$8.26 PP ||- |
|Lethal League Blaze ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.06 PP ||- |
|Lethal League ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.58 PP ||- |
|Library Of Ruina ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.42 PP ||- |
|Life is Feudal: Your Own ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.39 PP ||- |
|Life is Strange 2 Complete Season ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.33 PP ||- |
|Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) ||4.5 TF2 ||$8.95 PP ||- |
|Little Misfortune ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.47 PP ||- |
|Little Nightmares Complete Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.22 PP ||- |
|Little Nightmares ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.06 PP ||- |
|Lobotomy Corporation Monster Management Simulation ||5.0 TF2 ||$9.99 PP ||- |
|Loot River ||3.3 TF2 ||$6.47 PP ||- |
|Lost Ember ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.76 PP ||- |
|Luck be a Landlord || |2.4 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$4.77 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Luck of the Draw: Roguelike Deckbuilders Bundle |
|METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Definitive Experience ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.89 PP ||- |
|MONSTER HUNTER RISE ||4.1 TF2 ||$8.09 PP ||- |
|MORTAL KOMBAT 11 ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.53 PP ||- |
|MX vs ATV Reflex ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|Mad Max ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.32 PP ||- |
|Mafia II: Definitive Edition ||3.6 TF2 ||$7.11 PP ||- |
|Mafia III: Definitive Edition ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.21 PP ||- |
|Mafia: Definitive Edition ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.36 PP ||- |
|Magicka 2 - Deluxe Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|Magicka 2 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|Maneater ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.63 PP ||- |
|Manhunt ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|Mars Horizon ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.53 PP ||- |
|Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition ||7.7 TF2 ||$15.36 PP ||- |
|Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.22 PP ||- |
|Max Payne ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.06 PP ||- |
|MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries ||2.5 TF2 ||$5.02 PP ||- |
|Medal of Honor ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.24 PP ||- |
|Mega Man Legacy Collection ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.9 PP ||- |
|Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Deluxe Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|Men of War: Assault Squad 2 War Chest Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Men of War: Assault Squad 2 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Metro Exodus ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.79 PP ||- |
|Metro Redux Bundle ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Metro: Last Light Redux ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.26 PP ||- |
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.71 PP ||- |
|Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.8 PP ||- |
|Middleearth Shadow of War Definitive Edition ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.37 PP ||- |
|Midnight Ghost Hunt || |2.5 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$4.93 PP Refer To My Other Thread |May Multiplayer Bundle |
|Mini Ninjas ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.05 PP ||- |
|Mirror's Edge ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.36 PP ||- |
|Miscreated ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.87 PP ||- |
|Monster Hunter: World ||3.5 TF2 ||$6.89 PP ||- |
|Monster Sanctuary ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.26 PP ||- |
|Monster Train ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Moonlighter ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Moons of Madness ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.48 PP ||- |
|Mordhau ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.32 PP ||- |
|Mortal Shell ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.77 PP ||- |
|Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator 2021 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.58 PP ||- |
|Motorsport Manager ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.55 PP ||- |
|Move or Die ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.46 PP ||- |
|Moving Out ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.82 PP ||- |
|Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.01 PP ||- |
|My Friend Pedro ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.91 PP ||- |
|My Time At Portia ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.43 PP ||- |
|NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 Road to Boruto ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.23 PP ||- |
|NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.5 PP ||- |
|NASCAR Heat 5 - Ultimate Edition ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.1 PP ||- |
|NBA 2K13 ||4.8 TF2 ||$9.52 PP ||- |
|Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.14 PP ||- |
|Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker - Deluxe Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.13 PP ||- |
|Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.83 PP ||- |
|Necromunda: Hired Gun ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.45 PP ||- |
|Neon Abyss ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.01 PP ||- |
|Neverwinter Nights: Complete Adventures ||3.7 TF2 ||$7.33 PP ||- |
|Nine Parchments ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.27 PP ||- |
|No Time to Relax ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.75 PP ||- |
|Northgard || |3.8 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$7.64 PP Refer To My Other Thread |May Multiplayer Bundle |
|Not For Broadcast ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.36 PP ||- |
|ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD GOLD EDITION ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.91 PP ||- |
|ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.46 PP ||- |
|ONE PIECE PIRATE WARRIORS 3 Gold Edition ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.38 PP ||- |
|Observer ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.74 PP ||- |
|Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.72 PP ||- |
|One Step From Eden ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.03 PP ||- |
|Operation: Tango || |0.4 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$0.8 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Humble Choice (May 2023) |
|Opus Magnum ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.13 PP ||- |
|Orcs Must Die! 3 ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.69 PP ||- |
|Outlast 2 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.17 PP ||- |
|Outlast ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.06 PP ||- |
|Outward ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.94 PP ||- |
|Overcooked ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.02 PP ||- |
|Overcooked! 2 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.59 PP ||- |
|Overgrowth ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.53 PP ||- |
|Overlord II ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Owlboy ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.04 PP ||- |
|PC Building Simulator ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.32 PP ||- |
|PGA TOUR 2K21 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.24 PP ||- |
|Paint the Town Red ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.73 PP ||- |
|Parkitect ||5.5 TF2 ||$10.98 PP ||- |
|Party Hard 2 ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Plus Edition ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.25 PP ||- |
|Pathologic 2 ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.04 PP ||- |
|Pathologic Classic HD ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Per Aspera ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.39 PP ||- |
|Phantom Doctrine ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Pillars of Eternity Definitive Edition ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.66 PP ||- |
|Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.07 PP ||- |
|Pistol Whip ||6.2 TF2 ||$12.33 PP ||- |
|Plague Inc: Evolved ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.23 PP ||- |
|Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|Planet Coaster ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.55 PP ||- |
|Planet Zoo ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.93 PP ||- |
|Planetary Annihilation: TITANS ||6.0 TF2 ||$11.91 PP ||- |
|Portal Knights ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.62 PP ||- |
|Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.48 PP ||- |
|PowerBeatsVR ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.99 PP ||- |
|PowerSlave Exhumed ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.79 PP ||- |
|Praey for the Gods ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.16 PP ||- |
|Prehistoric Kingdom ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.93 PP ||- |
|Prison Architect ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.76 PP ||- |
|Pro Cycling Manager 2019 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.61 PP ||- |
|Project Hospital ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.82 PP ||- |
|Project Wingman ||2.6 TF2 ||$5.21 PP ||- |
|Project Winter ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Propnight ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.32 PP ||- |
|Pumpkin Jack ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.84 PP ||- |
|Quantum Break ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.0 PP ||- |
|RESIDENT EVIL 3 ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.49 PP ||- |
|RUGBY 20 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.58 PP ||- |
|RWBY: Grimm Eclipse ||3.3 TF2 ||$6.62 PP ||- |
|Ragnaröck ||3.5 TF2 ||$6.93 PP ||- |
|Rain World || |1.1 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$2.19 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle |
|Raw Data ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Re:Legend ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.13 PP ||- |
|Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.95 PP ||- |
|Red Matter ||4.5 TF2 ||$8.95 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.23 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil 0 / biohazard 0 HD Remaster ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.35 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil 5 GOLD Edition ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.53 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil 5 ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.16 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil 6 ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.81 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition ||2.5 TF2 ||$4.88 PP ||- |
|Resident Evil: Revelations ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.5 PP ||- |
|Retro Machina ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.02 PP ||- |
|Risen 2: Dark Waters Gold Edition ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.88 PP ||- |
|Risen 3 - Complete Edition ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.07 PP ||- |
|Risen ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.82 PP ||- |
|Rising Storm 2: Vietnam ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.34 PP ||- |
|River City Girls ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.87 PP ||- |
|Roboquest ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.06 PP ||- |
|RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.09 PP ||- |
|Rollercoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.28 PP ||- |
|Rubber Bandits ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.52 PP ||- |
|Ryse: Son of Rome ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.38 PP ||- |
|SCP: Pandemic ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.28 PP ||- |
|SCUM ||3.0 TF2 ||$5.96 PP ||- |
|SOMA ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.8 PP ||- |
|SONG OF HORROR Complete Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.42 PP ||- |
|STAR WARS® THE FORCE UNLEASHED II ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|STAR WARS™: Squadrons ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.23 PP ||- |
|SUPERHOT VR ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.51 PP ||- |
|SUPERHOT ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.59 PP ||- |
|SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.02 PP ||- |
|Saint's Row The Third Remastered ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.5 PP ||- |
|Saints Row 2 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.16 PP ||- |
|Saints Row IV Game of the Century Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|Saints Row IV ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.05 PP ||- |
|Saints Row the Third - The Full Package ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.93 PP ||- |
|Saints Row: The Third ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.27 PP ||- |
|Salt and Sanctuary ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.15 PP ||- |
|Sanctum 2 ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.06 PP ||- |
|Satisfactory ||6.5 TF2 ||$13.01 PP ||- |
|Second Extinction ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.11 PP ||- |
|Secret Neighbor ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.85 PP ||- |
|Serious Sam 2 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.58 PP ||- |
|Serious Sam 3: BFE ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.99 PP ||- |
|Serious Sam 4 ||4.0 TF2 ||$7.94 PP ||- |
|Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.51 PP ||- |
|Shadow Man Remastered ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.0 PP ||- |
|Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Shadow Warrior 2 ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.76 PP ||- |
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.37 PP ||- |
|Shenmue 3 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.58 PP ||- |
|Shenmue I & II ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.58 PP ||- |
|Shining Resonance Refrain ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.96 PP ||- |
|Sid Meier's Civilization VI : Platinum Edition ||3.0 TF2 ||$6.03 PP ||- |
|Sid Meier's Civilization VI ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.47 PP ||- |
|Sid Meier's Civilization® V: The Complete Edition ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.76 PP ||- |
|Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Siege of Centauri ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.16 PP ||- |
|SimCasino ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.56 PP ||- |
|SimplePlanes ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.78 PP ||- |
|Skullgirls 2nd Encore ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.47 PP ||- |
|Slap City ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.25 PP ||- |
|Slay the Spire ||3.6 TF2 ||$7.17 PP ||- |
|Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.93 PP ||- |
|Slime Rancher ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.32 PP ||- |
|Sniper Elite 3 ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.14 PP ||- |
|Sniper Elite 4 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.53 PP ||- |
|Sniper Elite V2 Remastered ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.5 PP ||- |
|Sniper Elite V2 ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.05 PP ||- |
|Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.58 PP ||- |
|Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.88 PP ||- |
|Sonic Adventure DX ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Sonic Adventure 2 ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.86 PP ||- |
|Sonic Mania ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.6 PP ||- |
|Soul Calibur VI ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.24 PP ||- |
|Source of Madness ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.13 PP ||- |
|Space Engineers ||2.7 TF2 ||$5.3 PP ||- |
|Space Haven ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Spec Ops: The Line ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.81 PP ||- |
|SpeedRunners ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.04 PP ||- |
|Spellcaster University ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.9 PP ||- |
|Spelunky ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.23 PP ||- |
|Spirit Of The Island ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.59 PP ||- |
|Spiritfarer || |1.1 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$2.18 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Humble Choice (May 2023) |
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.51 PP ||- |
|Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy ||4.8 TF2 ||$9.65 PP ||- |
|Star Renegades ||3.0 TF2 ||$5.94 PP ||- |
|Star Trek: Bridge Crew ||4.3 TF2 ||$8.62 PP ||- |
|Star Wars Republic Commando™ ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.7 PP ||- |
|Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.39 PP ||- |
|Starbound ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.24 PP ||- |
|Starpoint Gemini Warlords ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.48 PP ||- |
|State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition ||3.0 TF2 ||$5.92 PP ||- |
|Staxel ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.83 PP ||- |
|Steel Division: Normandy 44 ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.91 PP ||- |
|Stellaris Galaxy Edition ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.56 PP ||- |
|Stellaris ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.24 PP ||- |
|Stellaris: Lithoids Species Pack ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.49 PP ||- |
|Stick Fight: The Game ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.1 PP ||- |
|Strategic Command WWII: World at War ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.26 PP ||- |
|Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.94 PP ||- |
|Streets of Rogue ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.24 PP ||- |
|Stronghold 2: Steam Edition ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.0 PP ||- |
|Stronghold Crusader 2 ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.84 PP ||- |
|Stronghold Crusader HD ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.24 PP ||- |
|Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.76 PP ||- |
|Styx: Shards Of Darkness ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.76 PP ||- |
|Subnautica ||3.6 TF2 ||$7.15 PP ||- |
|Summer in Mara ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.09 PP ||- |
|Sunless Sea ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.76 PP ||- |
|Sunless Skies ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.34 PP ||- |
|Sunset Overdrive ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.01 PP ||- |
|Super Meat Boy ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.08 PP ||- |
|Superliminal ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.84 PP ||- |
|Supraland Six Inches Under ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.89 PP ||- |
|Supreme Commander 2 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|Supreme Commander Forged Alliance ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.02 PP ||- |
|Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.5 PP ||- |
|Survive the Nights ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|Surviving Mars ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Surviving the Aftermath ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.41 PP ||- |
|Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.45 PP ||- |
|Sword Art Online Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.01 PP ||- |
|Syberia: The World Before ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.32 PP ||- |
|Synth Riders ||3.5 TF2 ||$6.96 PP ||- |
|TEKKEN 7 ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.9 PP ||- |
|THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|Tales from the Borderlands ||3.4 TF2 ||$6.83 PP ||- |
|Tales of Berseria ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.12 PP ||- |
|Tales of Zestiria ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.72 PP ||- |
|Talisman: Digital Edition ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.94 PP ||- |
|Tank Mechanic Simulator ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.17 PP ||- |
|Telltale Batman Shadows Edition ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.9 PP ||- |
|Terraforming Mars ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Terraria ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.26 PP ||- |
|The Ascent ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.26 PP ||- |
|The Battle of Polytopia ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|The Beast Inside ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.77 PP ||- |
|The Blackout Club ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.17 PP ||- |
|The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.12 PP ||- |
|The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.42 PP ||- |
|The Darkness II ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.99 PP ||- |
|The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.69 PP ||- |
|The Escapists ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.13 PP ||- |
|The Henry Stickmin Collection ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.46 PP ||- |
|The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Final Cut ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.67 PP ||- |
|The Intruder ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.28 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack 2 ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.02 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack 3 ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.76 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack 4 ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.14 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack 5 ||3.1 TF2 ||$6.15 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack 6 ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.58 PP ||- |
|The Jackbox Party Pack ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.8 PP ||- |
|The Last Campfire ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.57 PP ||- |
|The Long Dark ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.0 PP ||- |
|The Long Dark: Survival Edition ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|The Mortuary Assistant ||2.4 TF2 ||$4.82 PP ||- |
|The Red Solstice 2: Survivors ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.78 PP ||- |
|The Surge 2 ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.83 PP ||- |
|The Survivalists ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.36 PP ||- |
|The Talos Principle ||1.0 TF2 ||$2.06 PP ||- |
|The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.71 PP ||- |
|The Walking Dead: The Final Season ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.41 PP ||- |
|The Witness ||3.7 TF2 ||$7.29 PP ||- |
|The Wolf Among Us ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.83 PP ||- |
|This Is the Police ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|This War of Mine: Complete Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.36 PP ||- |
|Titan Quest Anniversary Edition ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.22 PP ||- |
|Torchlight II ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.19 PP ||- |
|Total Tank Simulator ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.74 PP ||- |
|Total War SHOGUN 2 ||3.5 TF2 ||$7.03 PP ||- |
|Total War Shogun 2 Collection ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.48 PP ||- |
|Total War: ATTILA ||2.1 TF2 ||$4.19 PP ||- |
|Total War: Empire - Definitive Edition ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.61 PP ||- |
|Total War: Napoleon - Definitive Edition ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.2 PP ||- |
|Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.54 PP ||- |
|Total War™: WARHAMMER® ||3.1 TF2 ||$6.25 PP ||- |
|Totally Accurate Battle Simulator ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.68 PP ||- |
|Totally Reliable Delivery Service ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.29 PP ||- |
|Tour de France 2020 ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Tower Unite ||5.2 TF2 ||$10.39 PP ||- |
|Townscaper ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.18 PP ||- |
|Trailmakers Deluxe Edition ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.93 PP ||- |
|Train Simulator Classic ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.7 PP ||- |
|Tribes of Midgard ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.8 PP ||- |
|Tricky Towers ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.98 PP ||- |
|Trine 2: Complete Story ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.85 PP ||- |
|Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.42 PP ||- |
|Trine Ultimate Collection ||4.1 TF2 ||$8.22 PP ||- |
|Tropico 5 – Complete Collection ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|Tropico 6 El-Prez Edition ||2.5 TF2 ||$5.07 PP ||- |
|Tropico 6 ||2.3 TF2 ||$4.55 PP ||- |
|Turmoil ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.73 PP ||- |
|Turok ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.76 PP ||- |
|Two Point Hospital ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.28 PP ||- |
|Tyranny - Gold Edition ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.22 PP ||- |
|Ultimate Chicken Horse ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.57 PP ||- |
|Ultimate Fishing Simulator ||0.5 TF2 ||$0.92 PP ||- |
|Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.4 PP ||- |
|Ultra Street Fighter IV ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.15 PP ||- |
|Undertale ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.07 PP ||- |
|Universe Sandbox ||4.6 TF2 ||$9.15 PP ||- |
|Unrailed! ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.0 PP ||- |
|Until You Fall ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.4 PP ||- |
|VTOL VR ||6.5 TF2 ||$13.01 PP ||- |
|Vacation Simulator ||5.2 TF2 ||$10.32 PP ||- |
|Vagante ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.41 PP ||- |
|Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition ||1.5 TF2 ||$2.93 PP ||- |
|Vampyr ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.27 PP ||- |
|Verdun ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.73 PP ||- |
|Victor Vran ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|Visage ||2.9 TF2 ||$5.87 PP ||- |
|Viscera Cleanup Detail ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.75 PP ||- |
|Void Bastards ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.84 PP ||- |
|Volcanoids ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.81 PP ||- |
|Vox Machinae ||3.4 TF2 ||$6.78 PP ||- |
|Wargame European Escalation ||0.4 TF2 ||$0.72 PP ||- |
|Wargame: Red Dragon ||5.3 TF2 ||$10.56 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters || |2.2 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread | |$4.28 PP Refer To My Other Thread |Humble Choice (May 2023) |
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Master Collection ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.12 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Grand Master Collection ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.93 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War ||1.0 TF2 ||$1.95 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Tyranids ||1.6 TF2 ||$3.12 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Collection ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.07 PP ||- |
|Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.29 PP ||- |
|Warhammer: Chaosbane - Slayer Edition ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.09 PP ||- |
|Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Collector's Edition ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.38 PP ||- |
|Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Collector's Edition ||1.5 TF2 ||$3.02 PP ||- |
|Warhammer: Vermintide 2 ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.52 PP ||- |
|Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.26 PP ||- |
|Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® III ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.33 PP ||- |
|Warpips ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.53 PP ||- |
|Wasteland 3 ||1.3 TF2 ||$2.55 PP ||- |
|We Happy Few ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.62 PP ||- |
|We Need to Go Deeper ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.34 PP ||- |
|We Were Here Too ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.81 PP ||- |
|White Day : a labyrinth named school ||0.6 TF2 ||$1.25 PP ||- |
|Who's Your Daddy ||1.7 TF2 ||$3.31 PP ||- |
|Wingspan ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.37 PP ||- |
|Winkeltje: The Little Shop ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.18 PP ||- |
|Witch It ||3.3 TF2 ||$6.54 PP ||- |
|Wizard of Legend ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.86 PP ||- |
|Worms W.M.D ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.24 PP ||- |
|Wurm Unlimited ||0.7 TF2 ||$1.45 PP ||- |
|X4: Foundations ||5.8 TF2 ||$11.48 PP ||- |
|X4: Split Vendetta ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.8 PP ||- |
|XCOM 2 Collection ||1.4 TF2 ||$2.79 PP ||- |
|XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Pack ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.6 PP ||- |
|XCOM: Ultimate Collection ||1.2 TF2 ||$2.42 PP ||- |
|Yakuza 0 ||2.0 TF2 ||$3.96 PP ||- |
|Yakuza 3 Remastered ||1.1 TF2 ||$2.24 PP ||- |
|Yakuza 4 Remastered ||2.0 TF2 ||$4.01 PP ||- |
|Yakuza 5 Remastered ||2.8 TF2 ||$5.48 PP ||- |
|Yakuza Kiwami 2 ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.41 PP ||- |
|Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles ||1.8 TF2 ||$3.58 PP ||- |
|YouTubers Life ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.06 PP ||- |
|ZERO Sievert ||4.8 TF2 ||$9.65 PP ||- |
|Zenith MMO ||2.2 TF2 ||$4.38 PP ||- |
|Zero Caliber VR ||4.2 TF2 ||$8.31 PP ||- |
|Zombie Army 4: Dead War ||1.9 TF2 ||$3.75 PP ||- |
|Zombie Army Trilogy ||0.5 TF2 ||$1.04 PP ||- |
|biped ||0.9 TF2 ||$1.79 PP ||- |
|rFactor 2 ||3.2 TF2 ||$6.43 PP ||- |
|while True: learn() Chief Technology Officer Edition ||0.8 TF2 ||$1.61 PP ||- |
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2023.06.04 23:36 Adorable-Climate6915 (Selling) Large Selection w/ New Additions. Mostly $3 Codes
All codes are HD unless indicated by a (4K or SD)
(4K/HD) means I have both.
Some codes might work on other redemption sites. Just ask, and I'll check!
Payments through PayPal FF and Venmo (DM me)
13 Hours: Benghazi (Vudu/Itunes) ($3)
47 Meters Down (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
47 Meters Down Uncaged (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Addicted (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Adventures of Tintin (Vudu/Itunes) ($3)
Aladdin Live Action (MA) ($3)
Alex Cross (SD?) (Vudu) ($2)
Alita: Battle Angel (4K) (MA) ($2)
All Eyez on Me (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
All the Money in the World (MA) ($3)
American Assassin (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
American Hustle (SD) (MA) ($2)
American Made (MA) ($4)
Ant-Man (MA) ($3)
A Simple Favor (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Assassins Creed (4K) (MA) ($3)
Avengers Endgame (MA) ($3)
Avengers Infinity War (MA) ($3)
Batman 2021 (4K) (MA) ($4)
Bad Boys 4 Life (MA) ($3)
Blindspotting (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Captain America Winter Soldier (MA) ($3)
Captain Underpants (MA) ($3)
Concussion (SD) (MA) ($1)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (HD) (MA) ($3)
Deadpool (MA) ($3)
Deepwater Horizon (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Devil Inside (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Dirty Grandpa (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Divergent (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Django Unchained (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Doctor Strange (MA) ($3)
Downton Abbey (MA) ($3)
Dragged Across Concrete (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Dredd (SD?) (Vudu) ($2)
The Duff (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Dying of the Light (SD?) (Vudu) ($3)
Edward Scissorhands (MA) ($3)
Elysium (MA) ($3)
Ender’s Game (HD) (Vudu/Apple/Google) ($3)
Ex Machina (Vudu) ($3)
Expendables 2 (SD) (Vudu/Itunes) ($2)
Expendables 3 (Vudu) ($3)
Exodus Gods and Kings (MA) ($3)
Fast and Furious 6 Ext. Ed (MA) ($3)
Furious 7 (4K) (MA) ($4)
The Fate of the Furious (4K) (MA) ($4)
Finding Dory (MA) ($3)
Five Feet Apart (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Foxcatcher (SD) (MA) ($2)
Frozen 2 (4K) (MA) ($4)
Fury (MA) ($3)
Gangs of New York (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($4)
Get Out (MA) ($3)
Ghost in the Shell Anime Version (4K) (Vudu) ($4)
GI Joe Retaliation (Vudu/Itunes) ($3)
Girls Trip (MA) ($3)
Good Will Hunting (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
The Greatest Showman (MA) ($3)
The Green Knight (Vudu) ($4)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (MA) ($4)
Hacksaw Ridge (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Hateful Eight (Vudu/Google) ($3)
Heat (4K) (MA) ($4)
Hellboy 2019 (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Hellfest (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Hereditary (Vudu) ($3)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($2)
The Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard (HD) (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Hostiles (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Hotel Mumbai (MA) ($3)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (MA) ($3)
Hours (SD?) (Vudu) ($2)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (MA) ($3)
Hugo (SD) (Vudu/Itunes) ($2)
The Hunger Games (SD) (Vudu) ($1)
The Hunger Games Catching Fire (SD) (Vudu) ($1)
Hunger Games Mockingjay Pt 2 (SD) (Vudu) ($1)
Hunter Killer (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Hustlers (Itunes) ($3)
I Can Only Imagine (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
I, Frankenstein (HD) (Vudu/Itunes/Google) ($3)
Independence Day Resurgence (MA) ($2)
The Invisible Man (MA) ($3)
I Still Believe (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Iron Man 3 (MA) ($3)
Jason Bourne (4K) (MA) ($3)
Jigsaw (4K/HD) (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3/$2)
Joe (Vudu) ($4)
John Wick (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
John Wick 2 (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
John Wick 3 (4K/HD) (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($4/$3)
Joy (MA) ($3)
Julie and Julia (MA) ($3)
Jurassic World (MA) ($3)
Kidnap (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Kid Who Would be King (MA) ($4)
Knives Out (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Lady Bird (Vudu) ($3)
La La Land (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Last Duel (MA) ($4)
Last Night in Soho (MA) ($4)
The Last Witch Hunter (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Leap! (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Les Misérables (MA) ($3)
Let Him Go (MA) ($3)
Licorice Pizza (Itunes) ($3)
Life of Pi (MA) ($3)
Lightyear (MA) ($3)
Lion King Live Action (4K/HD) (MA) ($3/$2)
Logan Lucky (MA) ($3)
The Longest Ride (MA) ($3)
Love the Coopers (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Maggie (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Matrix Resurrections (MA) ($2)
Mechanic: Resurrection (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Men in Black 3 (SD) (MA) ($2)
The Menu (MA) ($8)
Midsommar (Vudu/Google) ($2)
Midway (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Extraordinary Children (MA) ($3)
Moana (4K/HD) (MA) ($3/$2)
Mortal Kombat 2020 (4K) (MA) ($4)
Mud (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
My Little Pony: The Movie (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Nebraska (Vudu) ($3)
News of the World (MA) ($3)
The Night Before (MA) ($3)
Noah (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Now You See Me (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Now You See Me 2 (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Olympus Has Fallen (SD) (MA) ($2)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (MA) ($4)
Onward (4K) (MA) ($4)
Patriots Day (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Penguins (MA) ($3)
Pitch Perfect (MA) ($3)
Pitch Perfect 2 (MA) ($3)
Proud Mary (SD) (MA) ($2)
Queen and Slim (MA) ($3)
Requiem for a Dream (4K) (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($4)
Rise of the Guardians (MA) ($3)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (MA) ($4)
Rock Dog (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Room (Vudu) ($4)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Secret Life of Pets (MA) ($3)
Sicario (Itunes/Vudu) ($2)
Sing (MA) ($3)
Sinister (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Snow White and the Huntsman (MA) ($3)
Soul (HD) (MA) ($3)
Spiral: Book of Saw (4K/HD) (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($4/$3)
Spiderman No Way Home (MA) ($4)
Spiderman: Homecoming (MA) ($4)
Split (MA) ($3)
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Star Wars The Force Awakens (MA) ($3)
Survive the Game (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
Thor Love and Thunder (MA) ($5)
Thor Ragnarok (MA) ($4)
Toy Story 4 (4K) (MA) ($4)
Transformers: Dark Knight (4K/HD) (Itunes/Vudu) ($4/$3)
Trolls (MA) ($3)
The Trust (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Unbroken (MA) ($3)
Uncut Gems (Vudu/Google) ($3)
Under the Skin (Vudu) ($3)
Unhinged (Itunes/Vudu/Google) ($3)
War of the Planet of the Apes (4K) (MA) ($5)
While We’re Young (SD) (Vudu) ($2)
Why Him? (MA) ($3)
The Witch (Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Wolf of Wallstreet (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Wonder (Vudu/Google) ($3)
The Word (SD) (MA) ($2)
World War Z (Itunes/Vudu) ($3)
Wreck it Ralph: Ralphs Breaks the Internet (4K) (MA) ($4)
X-Men Apocalypse (MA) ($3)
Yoga Hosers (Flixfling) ($4)
You Were Never Really Here (Vudu/Google) ($3)
Zero Dark Thirty (SD) (MA) ($2)
Zootopia (MA) ($3)
I also have some rewards sheets (Disney/Sony/Universal), but I don't know what to do with them if anyone wants to buy them. ($1 per code)
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2023.06.04 23:29 sideswipe781 UFC 289 Betting Preview
Staked: 193.15u, Profit/Loss: +8.41u, ROI: 4.36%, Parlay Suggestions: 51-21
Scroll down for UFC 289 Breakdowns. Below is just a review of last week’s bets.
UFC Vegas 74
Parlay Suggestions: 3-2
✅ 2u Alex Caceres to Win & Arlovski/Mayes Over 1.5 Rounds (+100)
❌ 2u Jim Miller & Jamie Mullarkey to Win (-125)
✅ 2.5u Jim Miller ITD (-105)
✅ 0.5u Jim Miller in Round 1 (+235)
❌ 2u Abubakar Nurmagomedov to Win (-105)
❌ 1.5u Andrei Arlovski to Win by Decision (+200)
❌ 2u Muin Gafarov to Win (-125)
❌ 3u Luan Lacerda to Win (-125)❌ 1u Luan Lacerda to Win by Submission or Decision (+100)
✅ 2u Philipe Lins to Win (+140)
Once again I was my own worst enemy, making some good reads once I initially dropped the preview (Lins, Caceres, Elliott) but consistently made tweaks in the build-up that sent things south. I really need to be more disciplined and block out the noise once I’ve made my initial conclusions. I remember when I started posting here I was tipping about four bets maximum…now I apparently have action across almost every fight.
Going forward I think I’ll stop analysing each bet in this section, as no-one seems to really comment on that stuff and it just eats into the overall character count.
So let’s get into the PPV.
This is a weird, weird PPV card. I guess they kind of have to have a title fight at the top of the billing over a number-one contender bout as co-main, but to see Mike Malott, Nate Landwehr and Eryk Anders perform before Charles Oliveira…and then Amanda Nunes as the main event, is quite funny. Canadian MMA has been in ruins since GSP and Rory MacDonald left the UFC, and none of the guys on this card are not the one to restore its glory.
I know I say it every time the PPV event rolls around, but MMA oddsmakers are very sharp for these higher profile events. Once again I find myself coming to very similar conclusions for a lot of the fights here, so I very much expect this one to be a much smaller slate for me. Definitely a good idea given what I said in the review of last week.
Amanda Nunes v Irene Aldana
There’s a very loud narrative surrounding Amanda Nunes these days, and it’s a hard one to ignore. Having been in the UFC for a decade and holding a title for 7 years, there’s literally nothing left for her to do. She’s had the big money fights that Women’s MMA can offer (Rousey, Cyborg & the “redemption” sequel with Pena), and she doesn’t seem interested in setting up another fight with Shevchenko (who, to be fair, she’s beaten twice). What else is there for Nunes to be motivated for?
Outside the cage, She’s started a family with Nina Ansaroff, who also retired very recently and has spoken about wanting a second child with Nunes. The Brazilian has spoken quite candidly about her aspirations to retire very soon as well, and I believe that she would have laid her gloves in the centre of the Octagon if she’d beaten Pena in their initial meeting. She had to right the wrongs in the sequel, but a victory over Pena at UFC 289 to make it 2-1 in the series was probably enough of a narrative for Nunes to put her career to bed then and there. It’s a bold prediction, but I have a hunch that Nunes has done this whole training camp knowing it’s going to be her last.
Unfortunately, Pena was forced to withdraw and Irene Aldana steps in to challenge for the belt instead. Mexican MMA is absolutely booming right now, with three champions in the last few months, and the stage really feels set for Aldana. She’s always had very impressive boxing, as well as some opportunistic submissions…but her inability to stuff takedowns has often been her undoing in her career. Given that Nunes has relied heavily on her wrestling in recent years (20 takedowns in her last 4 wins), I think it’s fair to say Nunes should once again be favoured here.
Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight have been underdeveloped weight classes for some time now, where the same names that were competing for the belt in like 2019 are still in the top 5 (looking at you Holly Holm!). The next generation seems to have broken through at Flyweight, with Valentina losing her last two title defences (not officially, but I scored the first one quite confidently for Santos). Nunes has been fortunate enough to govern over a division that doesn’t have many of those up-and-coming prospects yet, but those on the rise are still training and competing in a modern MMA context more frequently than the champion – which makes me think the changing of the guard could happen sometime soon. (For more on this, I asked a hypothetical question in the comment section).
So, overall, I think there are a lot of valid asterisks on Nunes’ name at the moment, and I think her career is coming to an end sometime soon, if not after this fight. However, if she’s fighting at her optimum then Aldana’s weaknesses can certainly be exploited, and are enough to deem her the Champion as favourite. With that said, I actually think Aldana could more than hold her own in the striking, so I would already be lining this one closer than Nunes normally is…and after adding in the narrative that surrounds the fight I think it gets even closer.
Therefore, I’ll be playing a 0.5u “value bet” on Aldana. It’s not something I expect to win, but I think her chances of winning are much greater than the odds available.
How I line this fight: Amanda Nunes -175 (64%), Irene Aldana +175 (36%)
Bet or Pass: 0.5u Irene Aldana to Win (+300)
Notable Props: I'd encourage you to play Nunes by Submission or Decision if you wanted to play her.
Charles Oliveira v Beneil Dariush
Oh this is a spicy one. Charles Oliveira holds a special place in my heart as being my favourite fighter of all time, and he’s the fighter I’ve definitely made the most money on in my time betting on MMA. At the start of that massive win streak he went on, you could get a decent price on Oliveira ITD against so many prelim guys, and the underdog prices available against Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier were even better.
But, as we know, Islam Makhachev exists and did a sensational job against Oliveira. Such a good job in fact, that I expect it to be footage that Beneil Dariush and his camp have dissected in great detail.
Dariush is an equally exciting fighter to watch. He’s got a brilliant skillset, but he’s not particularly athletic which makes him a very unassuming fighter. He looks like some bloke that works in HR in your office…not an elite Lightweight UFC fighter.
I think Dariush’s BJJ abilities are going to be the key to this fight, as we’ve seen many times in his career already. High level BJJ is a brilliant quality because not only does it make you dangerous at finishing fights, it also improves your defence and provides the platform for a wrestling based offence. We saw Dariush make full use of this in his wins over Tony Ferguson, Carlos Diego Ferreira (x2) and Thiago Moises, as well as his takedown defence on display against Gamrot. I feel like he’s going to be able to dictate where the fight takes place here.
What interests me is the competitiveness of the striking. If you’ve been watching this sport religiously for over seven years, you’ll still remember when Dariush was thought to have a glass jaw, where the likes of Alex Hernandez, Drew Dober and Drakkar Klose hurt him badly with strikes. I feel like Dariush has had quite favourable matchmaking against that weakness on his recent streak, and Oliveira is potentially one of the biggest threats he’s faced on the feet in recent years in terms of power.
On the flipside, Oliveira is still as reckless as ever, and has been knocked down or hurt in each of his last four title fights. Only Makhachev came away with a win in those fights, because his grappling was at a good enough level that he was happy to follow Charles down to the mat when he knocked him down, and capitalised fully to secure the submission soon after. Dariush has sneaky power himself, and if he is able to land a knockdown on Oliveira then I think we see him capitalise too.
The volatility is going to be massive in this fight, as both men are hard hitters with durability concerns (maybe not in a fight ending sense, but they frequently get rocked). With that in mind, I think any sort of finish is going to be very live in this fight. If not, I think you have to give Dariush the decision winning potential, as I think his ability to find top position is greater than Oliveira’s. It’s enough to make Benny the favourite, but not by a whole lot. I think the books have got this one priced spot on, actually.
How I line this fight: Charles Oliveira +110 (48%), Beneil Dariush -110 (52%)
Bet or Pass: Pass
Notable Props: FDGTD is probably a decent parlay piece at -200 or better
Live Betting Lean: I think the longer this fight goes, the more it favours Dariush due to his round winning superiority.
Mike Malott v Adam Fugitt
Honestly the fact that I’m breaking down this fight straight after Oliveira v Dariush is hilarious. I wouldn’t even question it if this was on the prelims of an Apex card.
I underestimated Mike Malott in his last fight against Yohan Lainesse, and my take was so bad that I looked like an idiot. He impressed me a lot, and I think he impressed the UFC too for them to give him this spot on the main card.
Malott looks to have really good submission ability, but I’m still a bit concerned that his striking might be a few too many steps behind. People will say things looked improved in the Lainesse fight, but I think that was more a case of Lainesse having no real interest in engaging or committing to his strikes in the early goings (he has become gunshy as to manage cardio). The fight against Mickey Gall was a massive, massive red flag for Malott…no one in the UFC should really be getting outstruck by Gall. That footage was from a year ago though, so there’s a chance he has improved things since then…but I don’t think you can really use the Lainesse fight as evidence of that.
Malott faces Adam Fugitt, who took the ‘sacrificial lamb’ approach to entering the UFC when he was paired up with Michael Morales – who is lowkey a very bright young prospect. It’s important not to judge a fighter by their performance in that type of fight, it’s best to instead treat their sophomore fight as their ‘real’ debut. We saw that with Fugitt, as he dominated Yusaku Kinoshita as a +260 underdog earlier this year.
I was quite impressed with Fugitt in his loss to Morales. His striking clearly wasn’t on Morales’ level, and he’ll have to be careful of Malott’s powerful hands, but he showed decent defensive awareness and had a couple of moments of his own. Fugitt’s a bit too kick heavy for my liking, but it looks like it confuses opponents and actually works well at establishing range. It did exactly that in his Solomon Renfro win.
Malott’s fight against Renfro however, despite only being 90 seconds long, really sums up his abilities as a fighter. He was getting tagged on the feet, but managed to find one moment to land a powerful shot and sinked in a choke in the blink of an eye. He was losing 98% of that fight convincingly.
The big question for this fight revolves around Fugitt’s grappling ability on bottom, and initial takedown defence, as that’s where most of Malott’s win equity is going to be. Unfortunately we have not actually seen him defensive grapple, so honestly it’s impossible to accurately line this fight given how integral it should be. The only inclination I have is that Fugitt’s takedowns have looked really good in his two fights. DC was very impressed with how he got Morales down, and his trips were also looking on point against Kinoshita. He did great work on top as well when he did establish position, and worked his way to a finish efficiently.
However, there can sometimes be a big disparity between a wrestler’s grappling ability on top vs on bottom, which is why BJJ is so important to MMA (see the breakdown of Dariush!). Therefore, complimenting Fugitt’s top position grappling doesn’t mean a whole lot, as he could be atrocious on bottom, and even if he does use wrestling himself he’s going to dive headfirst into Malott’s nasty guillotine.
So in conclusion, you can’t have super strong opinions on this fight, but you can deduce that Malott has more ways to win. If Fugitt isn’t winning via striking, it’s likely he’s not winning at all. Malott, on the other hand, could win with a big shot on the feet, through takedowns and top control of his own, or even from a guard submission on bottom.
Therefore, with Malott being the hometown hero and likely taking all the betting action on the moneyline, I think the books have the liberty to juice his odds a fair bit. -200 is probably an example of that, but it’s not too far off where I’d line this fight. There are still enough unknowns about both men that I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Fugitt pull off the upset, but I think the +170 available on him in return isn’t providing a whole lot of value. Smart work by the oddsmakers.
How I line this fight: Mike Malott -175 (64%), Adam Fugitt +175 (36%)
Bet or Pass: Pass
Notable Props: Malott by Submission would be the bet I’d make at +200 or better if someone told me I had to. Won’t be playing it though.
Dan Ige v Nate Landwehr
Well it seems the UFC matchmakers have confirmed their position on Dan Ige. He’s a top 15 gatekeeper now! His string of losses to Evloev, Emmett, Korean Zombie and Kattar did put one too many nails in his title aspiration coffin, but those bounce-back performances against Gavin Tucker and Damon Jackson were pretty impressive to me.
Ige is still a very, very tricky fighter to beat because he’s so well rounded, as most of the top 15 at Featherweight are. Ige faces Nate Landwehr, who has been on an entertaining run of form in the UFC – beating the likes of Ludovit Klein, David Onama and Austin Lingo. Whilst running through his record, it is important to note he went to a close decision in a striking bout against Darren Elkins, and also lost to Herbert Burns and Julian Erosa.
As I say quite often in higher level FeatheBantam/Fly-Weight breakdowns, they’re very tricky divisions to identify skill gaps in. The elite in the division are all very well-rounded offensively and defensively, so it often feels like you’re splitting hairs when you’re trying to find attributes that favour one fighter over the other.
The same can kind of be said here, except Dan Ige has the much better record in terms of actual wins and overall experience. If I imagine Nate Landwehr competing against Ige’s last eight opponents, I genuinely think he might win 1 or 2 of them…whilst Ige has won 4, not been finished in any of the losses and given a good account of himself on each scorecard (except the Evloev loss).
So honestly, the only real thing I feel I can reference here in terms of differentiating between both men is ‘levels’…but I genuinely think that’s enough for Ige to be about -200 here. You can’t go any further than that because this fight should still be reasonably competitive, but given what Ige has done to the opponents he’s stepped down in competition for (Damon Jackson, Gavin Tucker), I think you can have a certain degree of confidence that he should find that extra 10% to clearly win this fight. That equates to around -175 in my mind.
How I line this fight: Dan Ige -175 (64%), Nate Landwehr +175 (36%)
Bet or Pass: Pass
Notable Props: Ige ITD could be of some interest, as he’s started showing real power in his hands, and Landwehr is quite finish-able in his losses.
Marc-Andre Barriault v Eryk Anders
Eryk Anders is one of the most frustrating guys to watch. He had so much athleticism and decent skills, but just doesn’t put his best foot forward. Barely any evolution to his game, poor fight IQ…but the occasional glimmers of potential – enough to stop you from writing him off despite his constant underdelivering.
Marc-Andre Barriault is kind of the opposite really. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, master of none…but he will do everything in his power to maximise his advantages to turn the fight in his favour. He isn’t a physical specimen and doesn’t really have much power…but he can hustle hard for 15 minutes and use a mixture of striking, takedowns and clinch work to win rounds.
Anders has actually had some of his better performances in recent fights, looking in great shape and form against Kyle Daukaus, arguably beating Jun Yong Park by decision, and outpoint + KO’ing Darren Stewart (x2) beforehand.
If this fight was happening two years ago, MAB would be like -200 here due to his reliability to out-hustle Anders, but his recent performances have been a little bit lacklustre (Hernandez ragdolled him and Chidi Njokuani folded him like a deckchair). Couple that with the fact that Anders FINALLY looks to be growing into the potential he’s always been on the cusp of with a recent change in training camp…I think you’re looking at a closely lined fight here.
I predict this one ends up being a 29-28, possibly split decision type of fight. One man has activity whilst the other has power. The subjectivity of judging will be in full effect and everyone will call this one a robbery, depending on who they bet on.
How I line this fight: Marc-Andre Barriault +100 (50%), Eryk Anders +100 (50%)
Bet or Pass: Pass
Notable Props: Barriault by Decision would probably be my preferred choice.
Jasmine Jasudavicius v Miranda Maverick
Miranda Maverick is a Women’s MMA fighter that I hold in very high regard. The back-to-back losses put a real halt to her hype train, but I think she’s easily got Top 10 potential and got robbed against Maycee Barber anyway. I think her style is one that can very easily exploit a lot of opponents in her division. Her striking’s okay, but her wrestling and top pressure are very dominant tools.
She takes on Jasmine Jasudavicius, who has also used her wrestling ability to good effect in the UFC/DWCS so far. Neither woman is a particularly good striker, and I expect this one to turn into a bit of a scramble fest pretty quickly.
Their statures have been very important factors in their grappling successes so far, but for different reasons. JJ is basically a size bully at 5’7 and will have a 4 inch height advantage once again. Maverick, on the other hand, is going to be the stronger of the two during those close quarter engagements, because she’s pretty damn jacked.
I think Maverick should be favoured overall as I think her wrestling is the superior of the two and should lead to more time in top position, but I’m definitely not keen to play her at -275. Miranda’s strengths are also her opponent’s strengths, and facing the lanky size of Jasudavicius could cause her problems when it comes to securing the initial takedowns against those long legs, or keeping safe from guard submissions or maintaining that dominant position in the first place. Also, if they do somehow end up choosing to strike for significant portions, I can’t actually guarantee that Maverick is the better on the feet (reach disadvantage plays a part too).
I do however like Maverick to win this one, but not by the confidence of the current odds. I’m expecting this one to go the distance, but I highly doubt we get a good line on it as Maverick couldn’t even finish Shanna Young last time out.
How I line this fight: Jasmine Jasudavicius +188 (35%), Miranda Maverick -188 (65%)
Bet or Pass: Pass.
Notable Props: Fight goes to decision. It's probably like -400.
Blake Bilder v Kyle Nelson
There are a couple of fights on this card where one guy is clearly more populasuccessful/in-form than their opponent, but they’re still only around -200 (Dan Ige & Mike Malott are the best examples). Blake Bilder is the third. Before I jumped into research for all three of these bouts, I was instinctively thinking that I could easily want to bet all three at -200, as that didn’t seem short enough by my initial perception of their names. I came away from Ige and Malott agreeing with the line and feeling grateful that I looked into it…but I still think Blake Bilder’s odds are providing a bit of value.
Kyle Nelson is one of those fodder guys. The UFC are keeping him around to give to prospects and home-town fighters in the hope that they can invest in the future or the event itself. Jai Herbert notched a win for Team UK against Nelson on a UFC London card, Doo Ho Choi got given a softball to get him back on track for a card that was supposed to be in South Korea. Billy Quarantillo got given Nelson to put his name on the map with a highlight reel finish..and now Blake Bilder is being presented the chance to extend his UFC record to 2-0.
Bilder’s already fought a better opponent in the UFC when he beat Shane Young in February. We saw a very high pace being set in the third round of that fight, with both men landing 100+ significant strikes across the fight and Bilder also attempting 7 takedowns. His cardio is clearly quite decent, which will immediately give him the advantage over Nelson – who has often wilted in the latter half of a fight when the pace has been hectic.
Bilder’s a very well-rounded combatant, and has great BJJ once he gets established time on top. He’s a bit of a concern defensively though, where he can be taken down and can also get caught with strikes.
Kyle Nelson, on the other hand, doesn’t really seem to know what kind of fighter he is. He’s been a brawler for all of his UFC career, but comes out to land five takedowns and is seemingly not interested in striking with a Doo Ho Choi who has questionable durability. He didn’t do much at all with those takedowns either and actually put himself in danger in R1 by insisting on grappling.
If Nelson comes out looking to wrestle Bilder, I think they’re at different levels in the grappling and Blake should be able to turn things around in his favour. If they’re striking, I am aware that Nelson’s got fight ending power, but Bilder’s been much more patient and cerebral in his last couple of fights, so I trust him to stay safe and look for his openings. We saw him reactively find a takedown off of Shane Young’s kick, and Nelson’s offense is very body kick heavy.
Overall, I just think Bilder is the better fighter in pretty much every facet of MMA except one-punch power and, as long as he doesn’t get flash KO’d, I think he rolls here. -200 isn’t quite short enough, and I expect money to come in on him between now and fight night. I’ve already got my money down, just in case.
How I line this fight: Blake Bilder -300 (75%), Kyle Nelson +300 (25%)
Bet or Pass: 5u Blake Bilder to Win (-200)
Notable Props: Bilder ITD or R3 could be interesting. I'd probably be interested in that if I didn't have a lot of exposure already.
Aiemann Zahabi v Aoriqileng
There was a time where Aiemann Zahabi was considered one of the worst guys on the roster. Crazy that the standard of UFC fighter has gotten so much worse that that statement seems ridiculous now. To be fair, Zahabi did pull off a respectable upset in beating Ricky Turcios in his last fight..but it seems to be unanimously agreed that Ricky fought like an idiot in that fight and actually beat himself.
Aoriqileng is quite explosive and clearly hits hard, but he’s a bit too keen to hunt for the KO and it hurts his minute-winning ability. Against someone like Zahabi, who is quite composed and process driven (how could you not be when Firas is your family and coach), and I see that being a pretty key part to this fight. The big moments will side with the Mongolian, but Aiemann could just put together the more cohesive performance if he doesn’t get troubled by that explosiveness.
Overall this is just a pretty low level fight between guys who don’t compete very often. I didn’t have a whole lot to say prior to watching tape, and I’ve come away feeling equally uncertain of how this one’s going to end. An easy pass when there are more active and popular fighters for us to form a stronger opinion on.
How I line this fight: I don’t really know.
Bet or Pass: Pass
Notable Props: None
Nassourdine Imavov v Chris Curtis
This one instantly feels like a pretty close fight, solely based off both men’s most recent losses. Imavov getting outstruck by Sean Strickland across 25 minutes was a bit of a shock to everyone, myself included. I expected him to lose via cardio dump, but it was actually just lesser volume, a lack of takedowns being attempted and obviously not landing anything of significance on Strickland.
It’s widely known that Chris Curtis and Sean Strickland are close training partners at Xtreme Couture, which I think makes for an added element to this fight. On six days notice, Strickland and the team managed to devise a pretty genius striking gameplan with disruptive rhythm that completely threw Imavov of. Can Chris Curtis do the same? Probably.
Curtis himself has problems of his own in the striking though, namely that his volume and output just aren’t where they often need to be. I’m not sure whether it’s the managing of his gas tank or what, but he just doesn’t seem able to commit to matching his opponent’s tempo across 15 minutes. He threw the first round away against Gastelum, and it cost him the fight. He bitched and moaned about it on Twitter, but social media’s been telling the guy what his problem is for as long as he’s been in the UFC haha.
I do suspect that there’s a little bit of recency bias on Imavov here, as the guy was a pretty well-respected prospect prior to the loss to Strickland. Some will tell you it was misplaced faith, but he certainly doesn’t have tempo issues in the latter half of fights and should probably have the higher volume across 15 minutes. I don’t see him taking Curtis down either, given the 100% takedown defence and the fact Imavov seemingly abandoned it in his last fight. It would be great if he did though!
So yeah, it’s a bit of a close one this. Off pure skillset I lean towards Imavov at like -150, but the asterisk of Curtis’ team being able to easily design a gameplan against the Frenchman gives me enough pause to not want to pick a side here. I’d be more interested in betting overs, if a decent price is available.
How I line this fight: Nassourdine Imavov -137 (58%), Chris Curtis +137 (42%)
Bet or Pass: 1.5u Fight Goes to Decision (-137 or better)
Notable Props: I think this one goes to decision at a pretty high clip.
Diana Belbita v Maria Oliveira
My initial thought was “What would compel someone to bet on this fight?”, then I remember I placed 100 quid on Chase Hooper a few weeks ago…and it was a great bet haha! Given how most of my handicapping for this card has seen me in complete agreement with the books, perhaps looking into a lower level fight with significantly less interest could be the place to a strong opinion!?
Nope. I can’t do it. One quick glance at their records was enough for me. Belbita got 30-25’d by a wrestling Molly McCann and submitted by Liana Jojua, whilst Maria Oliveira got soundly beaten on the scorecards by Vanesa Demopoulos and voluntarily asked to stop fighting after 3 minutes against Marina Rodriguez.
This one isn’t good enough to open an Apex card, let alone sit on a PPV. I usually really dislike all the WMMA bashing on this sub, but this one isn’t worth the time.
How I line this fight: No.
Bet or Pass: No.
Notable Props: No.
Live Betting Lean: You could do something productive with that 15 minutes. Lift some weights, make some food, rewatch Ngannou v Lewis instead?
0.5u Irene Aldana to Win (+300)
5u Blake Bilder to Win (-200)
1.5u Imavov v Curtis Goes to Decision (-137 or better) (Might not get this kind of price).
Parlay Do’s: Dan Ige, Blake Bilder, Imavov/Curtis GTD, Maverick/Jasudavicius GTD
Parlay Don’ts: Amanda Nunes, Mike Malott, Miranda Maverick
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