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2023.06.01 16:35 lexicon-sentry How can I make this memorial shadow box for my dad more polished & complete? I had taken a cast of the paw. I added a picture, a dog collar & tag, an origami puppy, fake grass, and a clay version of his favorite frisbee. I also I’m going to wood burn a sign. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

How can I make this memorial shadow box for my dad more polished & complete? I had taken a cast of the paw. I added a picture, a dog collar & tag, an origami puppy, fake grass, and a clay version of his favorite frisbee. I also I’m going to wood burn a sign. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! submitted by lexicon-sentry to crafts [link] [comments]

2023.06.01 16:29 NostalgicDumbass [SPOILERS] DD2 Lore

I remember our first meeting on the steps of the University - a collegial handshake that would doom us both. Your insightful questions during my lectures gave me pause, and I recognized in you something... of a kindred spirit. Despite our differences in age and position, we shared a keen fascination for archaeology, folklore, and of course, occultism.
Interminable faculty socials became something of a delight, knowing we'd abscond to a quiet table and lose ourselves in riveting discussion and passionate debate. Between semesters, we would spend our days rambling the woods, talking excitedly of esoteric theory and ancient mysteries.
We spent long nights immersed in crumbling, worm-eaten volumes, plumbing the forbidden secrets of antiquity. The university's resources were impressive and yet, on occasion we relished in... firsthand experience. Commonalities between the mythos of ancient cultures was not a new area of study for either of us, but it was there that we first noticed the pattern.
You were my brightest student, my research partner, and my dearest friend.
It was you who found the cypher, scribbled hastily in the decaying margins of some long-forgotten tome. Scribbled... in blood. Whether by providence or happenstance, we stumbled upon the mark of some strange power invoked the world over, reflected in cultures predating mankind itself…
The Iron Crown... enigmatic, and ubiquitous. A semicircle, radiating five points of power - a symbol hidden deep in the iconography of every ancient empire.
Your vociferous calls to bring our findings before the faculty were dangerously premature. Given the gaps in our understanding, doing so would risk ridicule, or worse, robbery. I took no pleasure in asserting my seniority - stifling your protestations with a strict mandate of absolute secrecy. You acquiesced, but your plaintive susurrations betrayed a burgeoning resentment.
I understood your eagerness to build a reputation, and it pained me greatly to hold you back. We had managed to grasp a thread of connective worship - that stretched across vast gulfs of time and tribe. but we did not understand it. We required the highest standard of empirical evidence, lest my career and your future be compromised by the cynicism of our peers. The subsequent months were measured in melted candles, and mounting disappointments. Time and time again, I impressed upon you that any adulation afforded us would be fleeting if we could not properly defend our findings. You mistook my abundance of caution for a lack of confidence, and would perseverate on your grievances at length.
The blaze began in the east wing of the Great Library. Within hours, the entirety of our effort lay in a smoldering, ashen heap. I braced against your rancorous buffeting, avowing a certain hesitant relief at our freedom from that mocking sigil. The uncanny arrival of the letter, however, heralded a new, pernicious phase of our investigation...
We set out immediately into the kaleidoscopic wilds of the countryside, and by sundown, reached the remote manor whose whereabouts formed the sole contents of that cryptic invitation. At the behest of our charismatic host, we feasted beneath a banner of the Iron Crown; questioned exhaustively by an eager cabal of masked delegates.
The house was scattered with ancient rarities and timeworn artifacts - all bearing that damnable emblem that had come to dominate our thoughts. Our host assured us of the group’s anthropological values, but I sensed his designs extended well beyond the theoretical. Eyes wild beneath their masks, the assembled devotees shared their terrible theories of timeless extradimensional intelligences of forces beyond human comprehension...
 As the night wore on, circles were drawn carefully in chalk, and salt was laid upon the floor. This was not research, it was ritual. And I could not stifle my repulsion. They lit black candles and chanted rhythmically in the guttural tongues of long-forgotten tribes. Even now, I can hear the echoes of those awful invocations. At my insistence, we retired to our room, where I countered your excitement by clearly outlining the vulnerability of our position. Reason prevailed, and we elected to block the door with a large dresser. 
We awoke to an empty house. The garroted bodies of the attendees lay around the basement dais, each prostrate along a point of the Crown; our host conspicuously absent. I could scarcely countenance such obscenity, but you were transfixed, eyes ablaze with inspiration. The failed ritual would become your obsession - from that pivotal moment, you were blind to all else.
Refusing enrollment in the fall, you took up in that moldering brownstone, where I joined you in a vain attempt to assuage your aspirations. Now free from academic oversight and moral restraint, you vowed to reach into the blackest depths of the occult sciences and be the first to grasp the secret of the Iron Crown. The polarity between us reversed - I became your reluctant assistant in dozens of deplorable experiments, crushed in the grip of your ambition.
Desperate to somehow help you regain yourself, I prepared a breakfast, and an urgent appeal. My words fell on deaf ears; the food flung to the floor. Your appetites demanded more than I could hope to provide. The walls of the place closed tight about us, and it seemed at times that the outside world was a dream we could scarcely remember. At night I could hear you shuffling about the house, muttering with diabolic intent.
The Crown was a hateful and ravenous thing - it had consumed our careers, our lives, and our friendship. And still, it hungered... You attempted to map the geometric proportions of the Crown to frequencies of sound, and in the resulting silence, our ears welled with blood. You calibrated prisms along the points of the Crown, cackling in smug satisfaction as wavelengths of hideous and indescribable light burned our eyes.
Unable to suffer your unprincipled overreach any longer, I made ready to depart; imploring you to rejoin me in more wholesome pursuits. Instead, you babbled of impossible measurements, ushering me down into the bolted cellar. In the dim light, I recoiled at the preparations you had made. Four bodies, laid out along the lateral points of the Crown. As the dagger's blade revealed itself through my chest, I understood I was to be the fifth.
A precise arrangement, the sacrifice of conscience, the abandonment of self the Iron Crown had found its king. Upon your furrowed brow, the mathematics of our existence, the geometry of the cosmos - an ephemeral equation wholly expressed in negative space. To invoke its power was to refactor the most fundamental underpinnings of our fragile dimension, to imprint one's mind upon reality itself...
The wind blew sour, the oceans roiled. The earth shuddered at the coming change. What world could be born of a mind so sharpened by appetence? Our world convulses, stretched and torn by the emptiness that surrounds it. Mankind became a mockery - his newly horrid outlines a twisted tribute to the shape of your flaws. Newborn horrors, spawn of the crown, imprinted with your insatiable, reaching hunger. This existential dissolution is born of you, and only you can do what must be done to stop it…
Here, at the nexus of ruin, loathing poured forth from the darkest recesses of your mind. Your failures took form, and the world bowed in honor of your great wretchedness. The stain of your bankruptcy frayed the very fabric of our dimension. But you were afraid to face what you had wrought, and fled down the long road of your memories. Hiding yourself away. I remember our first meeting on the steps of the University... You were golden, lit from within by the glow of potential. Finally, my friend, I would see that potential realized. It is time to reclaim the world from your weakness. Meet your derelictions with blazing defiance! The Equation must be balanced. Gaze now upon your great achievement - the sum total of your failings. Your Body of Work. To destroy the thing is to destroy yourself, but the world will spring anew from the memory you kept of it.
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2023.06.01 16:20 xtremexavier15 TSWT 25 (pt 2)

The episode faded back in to the teenagers in their balloon, both still screaming in alarm.
"Steer Izzy! Steer!" Izzy cried out.
"What do you think I'm doing, Topher?!" Izzy replied as she tried to steer the balloon.
The scene flashed back to the train as Mal stood outside the door to the forward car, stomping his foot on the coupling pin. As he tried to break the pin and set the rear cars free, Ezekiel jumped back over the gap and grabbed the edge of the roof, to Mal's displeasure.
"Like I was going to make you leave me in the dust!" Ezekiel told him as he pulled himself back up to the hail-battered roof.
Mal grit his teeth angrily, then began to climb the rear ladder. "If your clone was more useful, he would've already prevented you from being here," he said as he got back onto the roof as well, and faced down Ezekiel.
The two looked up, and the helicopter descended into view hovering above them at pace with the train.
The musical note icon promptly appeared, the two dings signaling the contestants of what was next.
"I pride myself on my timing," Chris said impishly into his walkie-talkie.
"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" Topher, Izzy, Ezekiel, and Mal said as one, the former pair on the right half of a split-screen and the latter pair on the left.
"You know the answer to that by now!" Chris answered with a broad smile on his face.
[A rock and roll guitar riff kicked things off as the camera zoomed away from the helicopter, then panned down to Ezekiel and Mal as the song began.]
"Throughout the season, you laid low; took us all out of the show!"
[Ezekiel sang, grabbing his enemy by the hand and pulling him to his side into a close dancing position. He glared sternly at the malevolent one as he sang, and Mal rolled his eyes.]
"Now it's time for you to leave; I won't deal with a pet peeve!"
[He lead them a step to his left, then back to his right, then violently shoved Mal towards the gap between cars. As he finished the line, he listened to the thud of Mal's landing.]
"Look who's getting cocky! You think you're the bomb, gag me!"
[Mal began as Ezekiel over confidently ran back along the top of the train, the camera cutting to the troublemaker following behind from under the train.]
"Don't think that you can stop me! I'll always sting just like a bee!"
[The camera cut back to Ezekiel as he continued his run, reaching the front of the car and jumping across only for Mal's hands to reach out and grab him by the ankle, causing him to trip and slam down on the roof of the next car. Mal then climbed up, and finished his line with a mocking grin.]
"I'm gonna make it! You can't stop me now, just you try!"
[The two boys sang together, a riff leading to an image of a GPS device lowering onto the screen. It showed two parallel train tracks, a blue train icon on the left and a yellow icon on the right which Ezekiel and Mal promptly jumped onto as they sang at each other, pausing between lines to bob their heads to the beat.]
"Our fortune's waiting! It's time for you to say, bye, bye, bye!"
[The two 'trains' came along a large rock on the left and a cow skull on the right, which the two boys promptly jumped off to grab and admire while they continued their song. They then turned around and threw their chosen weapons, Mal ducking under the skull and Ezekiel dodging the rock. With startled looks on their faces, they finished the line and jumped off the bottom of the GPS screen.]
"I always knew I'd make it here; even after I caused some fear!"
[Izzy sang as the scene cut to her, then zoomed out to show Topher listening to her sing.]
"And since I'm in the Final Three; we better watch out for that tree!"
[The two bobbed and tilted their heads happily in time with the music, then Izzy looked forward again and noticed the large tree they were flying right toward. She promptly tugged on the fuel line, but was unable to get the balloon up in time. The camera panned past the balloon as Izzy was heard saying "No!"]
"You're gonna make it! They can't stop you now, let them try!"
[Topher sang as the scene switched to them flying over the GPS screen. Another tree came up in their path, but the fanboy leaned back and they easily swerved around it.]
"Our fortune's waiting! And they can kiss it all, bye-bye-bye!"
[As they continued over roads and rivers and the spaces in between, they came across an angry black bear. It growled and swiped at them, but Topher leaned forward and they avoided it. At the end of the line, the girls bobbed their heads to the music again.]
"You're going down, you don't deserve to win!"
[The melody became something more tango-like as the scene cut back to Mal and Ezekiel on top of the train again, in dancing position once more and turning around at the midpoint of the line.]
"You irritate me and get under my skin!"
[As they moved to turn around again, Ezekiel tripped his 'partner' so that he stumbled, then punched him hard enough to send him reeling off the train entirely, Mal crying out "Noooooo!" as he fell.]
"I'm gonna make it! They can't stop me now, let them try!"
[The view switched back to the GPS screen, showing Ezekiel smirking on his train while Mal, now on the ground, looked at a black horse standing behind him. Just as he moved off-screen, Izzy and Topher flew onto it, singing along with Izzy as they instantly locked eyes. Ezekiel became nervous, however, as his train suddenly turned and took him off-screen entirely, leading the flying duo to bob their heads to the music between lines.]
"Our fortune's waiting! It's time for you to say, bye, bye, bye!"
[Ezekiel's departure was short-lived, however, as the train soon brought him back on screen as the next line began, much to Izzy and Topher's shock. Even worse for them, the train was moving faster than the balloon, so it soon managed to outpace them and Ezekiel waved before passing under a set of power lines and off the GPS screen. The music ended as the scene moved back to the real challenge, the eyes of Topher still closed from a few final head bobs while Izzy's were wide open.]
"Topher?" Izzy said in rapidly rising panic as she saw them approaching the power lines. "Topher?!"
Topher finally looked ahead again, and the duo screamed.
"Update time!" Chris said as the scene flashed to the helicopter, now hovering in a storm-free sky. "According to the latest da-ta, Ezekiel is the only one still moving towards Hawaii!"
The scene flashed back to the inside of a passenger car as Ezekiel dropped down outside the rear door and walked in. "Yes!" he said, eyes on his walkie-talkie. "Million dollars, here I come!"
A shout caused him to turn around, Ezekiel Clone behind him menacingly.
The camera zoomed outside as Ezekiel was heard screaming, and the shot panned rightward to Mal on the back of a charging black steed. "Faster!" he said, urging his horse forward as well as the herd that was following them. "Oh Ezekiel," he called out with a dark smile, "I'm coming!"
Another flash took the scene to the parachute of the makeshift balloon hanging across the power lines. A few crackles of electricity were heard, and the whole thing exploded. The camera cut to the right to catch Izzy fly on screen and land painfully on her butt.
"Topher?" she asked in a pained voice.
Topher wheeled himself on screen and said "I'm okay," brightly. "Now let's get back in the air!"
Izzy sighed. "No chance," she said while pointing to where the balloon had been. The camera briefly cut to the crash just in time to see the parachute burn to a crisp.
"This is not good," Topher said as the camera cut back to them.
"So we have to find something else. But what?" Izzy wondered.
Topher looked from her and then back toward the crash. The camera cut to a small stand a little ways away with a large striped firecracker on its front sign and a slender white man with a hook for a hand and an eye patch manning it, then back to a pensive looking dirty blond.
"Is Izzy giving up?" Chris asked as the scene cut back to his master GPS, the red dot now stationary. "That is so not her," he added in annoyance.
Ezekiel Clone advanced on a wary Ezekiel inside another empty passenger car.
"I don't want to hurt you. We're basically the same person, even if you are feral." Ezekiel backed into the next door just then, then quickly spun around and flung it open and fled to the next car before Ezekiel Clone could react.
The alien growled and gave chase.
Ezekiel howled away from his clone as the two continued their chase, the camera showing it through the windows before cutting inside just as the real boy reached a dessert cart. "Quit chasing me!"
He grabbed two eggs and threw them at Ezekiel Clone, the yolks blinding his eyes. A pie was thrown as well, and this knocked him off.
Ezekiel sighed in relief as he held a pillow, until Ezekiel Clone tackled him and the feathers inside the pillow spilled out and covered the scene completely.
The box of fireworks was tossed in front of Izzy as the scene moved back to her. Topher wheeled on-screen and said "We're back in business."
"How did you manage to get this?" Izzy asked. "Not that I'm complaining."
"I gave the man running the stand DVD's of the first and second seasons in exchange for the fireworks," Topher said.
"You had DVD's all this time?" Izzy responded.
"No time to talk!" Topher told her. "Let's get these fireworks on my chair and fly!"
"Topher," Izzy said, "that is incredibly dangerous and crazy," she frowned before grinning wildly. "Let's do it."
The two smiled at each other.
"Yes," Mal whispered into his steed's ear, "keep running!" The horses were now running alongside the train, and the ruthless troublemaker was smirking confidently.
That is, until the perspective changed to a head-on view and Ezekiel burst out of a train window and was able to land on the back of a rather startled horse, and he and Mal looked at each other with utter shock. "You again!?" they shouted.
Mal turned his gaze forward. "Hurry up, horse!" he told his mount, the camera changing back to side-view as his horse sped up.
"Do as he says!" Ezekiel chimed in, trailing behind him but still ahead of the rest of the herd.
"Wooww," Chris said as the shot cut to the screen of his GPS device, now showing the blue and yellow dots heading forward at an even pace. "They just don't seem to really want it that bad, hmm? But barring any life-ending accidents," he told the camera as it moved to show his face, "I guess they're our Final Two-wait a sec!" he interrupted himself, his eyes going wide at something on his screen. He looked around outside, and the shot zoomed out just as a familiar pair of excited cries echoed through the air.
Izzy shouted as she and Topher flew by tied to Topher's wheelchair, the chair shooting off fireworks as they rocketed up past Chris's helicopter.
"Izzy's still in it!" Chris announced dramatically. "Like a phoenix burnt to a crisp, before rising up anew!" The shot cut back to the two flying on their makeshift rocket, and he corrected himself with "No wait, that's Topher! Anyway, it's a dead heat, people!" he told the camera.
"I can do this for the rest of my life!" Izzy said excitedly.
"And look!" Topher pointed out. "There's Tijuana Beach!"
"Lean!" Izzy said excitedly. Both leaned back, and the chair angled downward.
"I will squish you like a bug!" Ezekiel shouted as the scene cut to him and Mal racing along the beach on horseback.
"I will pluck you like a chicken!" Mal retorted.
The camera changed to a head-on perspective as an off-camera shout of "Look out!" from Chris caused both boys to look forward in shock.
Chris screamed, the camera inverting to show the two rapidly approaching a finish line in the sand, the host below it waving his arms. The two lead horses skidded to a halt with a panicked whinny, but the momentum caused Mal and Ezekiel to be launched forward over the banner. Chris looked back as they landed with a thud.
The camera cut to the two lying on the beach next to a dock, Ezekiel on top of Mal so that the two were face-to-face. "Get off me!" Mal shouted, shoving Ezekiel off as Chris arrived on the dock.
"Uhh, I still have a race to the million going on," Chris told them. "You interested? Hawaii's over there," he pointed as a few heavier notes began the music's increase in intensity. "Grab a boat, head to the big island, and-"
As he spoke, a faint whistling noise heralded the arrival of the rocket wheelchair and its passengers in the distance behind Chris. The chair crashed into the sand and sailed to the dock, the host quickly running out of the way. Topher and Izzy screamed in terror as they skidded along the beach, only to hit a large rock and be thrown into the air both flying toward the boats.
The camera cut in close as they landed in the middle boat gracefully.
"We made it!" Izzy said excitedly as Topher got to his feet.
"The GPS says Hawaii's over there!" Topher said, pointing off in the distance as he started the engine and sped the boat off.
"And Izzy plus one takes the lead!" Chris announced.
Mal and Ezekiel ran down the docks, heading for the last two speedboats.
"I really love this show," Chris said with a small smile as he watched the race unfold.
The footage skipped ahead to the three boats nearly even as they raced across the Pacific Ocean, constantly vying for the lead. Mal's boat rammed into Izzy and Topher's from the side as it passed by.
"Where'd you learn how to drive? A demolition derby?" Izzy insulted Mal.
The shot cut to Mal, his confident smile fading when her boat was rammed into. He looked to his left, the camera zooming out to show Ezekiel alongside him.
"These aren't bumper boats, wimp!" Mal told Ezekiel who rammed him further away.
Ezekiel continued on for another few seconds before looking down and gaping, the perspective changing to show a small leak in his boat. A fish was thrown at his face, and he turned back to the other boat.
"Eat cod!" Izzy joked around, and she and Topher laughed.
Izzy and Ezekiel picked up large swordfishes that had somehow been in their boats, then used them as swords against each other.
"You won't be making fun of me much longer!" Ezekiel remarked while swiping his fish at Izzy, who dodged and swiped back.
The shot zoomed out again as Mal passed the others by. He laughed at their disadvantage and carried on. "Doofuses!"
The shot cut to a large naval mine floating on top of the water; a hapless seagull landed on it, causing it to explode just before Mal's boat passed through the area, the boy screaming in fear.
Cutting back to the other two boats showed Ezekiel and Izzy still fighting each other. Ezekiel managed to get the upper hand and pulled the psycho hose beast's swordfish into the water.
"Anything a girl can do, boys can do just as much!" Ezekiel said and sped up his boat.
"You might wanna take a look ahead!" Izzy called out.
Ezekiel looked forward and gasped. He ran straight into another naval mine, launching his boat into the air just as Izzy and Topher passed by.
Mal was shown looking back with delight as he approached their destination, but a sudden sputtering from the engine caused him to look bothered. "I'm out of gas!" he exclaimed.
"Pathetic!" He promptly took an oar from the boat and began to row.
The scene moved to the beach, where the other former contestants, Josh, Blaineley, Bruno, Luna, and Ron had assembled to await the arrival of the Final Three plus two. A deep and dramatic riff played as the camera panned across them looking either sad, annoyed, or angry next to Chris. The camera pulled back and panned further over to the right, and just as it hit the beach, Mal's boat arrived.
"And just like that, I win!" Mal chanted, rushing off to dry land.
"Mal makes it into the Final Two!" Chris announced. "One question remains," he told the camera, "who will Mal battle?" The malevolent one rushed in front of the camera and grinned smugly. "Ezekiel, or Izzy?"
As he spoke, another boat was shown approaching, the camera zooming out to reveal it as Izzy and Topher. "We did it!" the psycho hose beast cheered. A further outward zoom showed that their boat was just a few yards away from shore, drifting idly towards it...
And then came Ezekiel's scream of terror, and moments after, his boat. It landed bow-first on top of Izzy's, splintering it and launching all three teens towards the beach. They landed off-screen with a thud, and the camera cut over.
"Oh, wow," Chris said in shock, looking over the forms of Topher, Izzy, and Ezekiel alongside Mal, "that's what you call a tie, people! I'd go to the slow-mo to declare a winner," he said as the camera moved in for a close-up, "buuuttt...we'rrreee...kinda outta time," he said, deliberately extending a few syllables.
"WHAT?!" the four declared in shock.
"Yup!" Chris told them. "We are totally, completely," the camera zoomed out to show the entire cast, most of them staring at the host in disbelief, "undeniably...out..of..time...aaasss..ooofff... riiigghhtt...abooouuutt...NOW!"
The Final Three groaned, and the series' capstone theme began to play.
"So come back next time to find out who battles who," Chris said, drawing the camera's attention back off the four on the beach. "And see someone finally win the million! Or die trying," he shrugged impishly. "Right here, on Total! Drama! World Tour!"
(Roll the Credits)
(Bonus Clip)
The scene opened to the beach back in Mexico. Ezekiel Clone arrives at the beach and sniffs the air. He then sees a raft and an oar lying on shore, coconuts on top of the raft.
Drooling in excitement, Ezekiel Clone scurries over to the raft and pushes it into the water. He then jumps on and grabs the oar, paddling as fast as he can into the sunset.
18th: Shawn
17th: Amy
16th: Lindsay
15th: Rodney
14th: Jo
Eliminated: Owen
13th: Duncan
12th: Sky
11th: Heather
10th: Cody
9th: Ella
8th: Noah
7th: Sadie
6th: Owen
5th: Eva
4th: Topher
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2023.06.01 15:57 Heated13shot My CD DA experience

decided to try out CD DA for the first time! runs went like this: 1: bled out looking for bandages, forgot there are curtains
2: fire made it impossible to leave, burned to death
3: zombie ganked me while removing glass bandaging my groin
4: forgot in an isometric game north isnt the W direction, got ate while mastering the run tap exploit.
5: made it to farm house, got bitten from behind while limping in woods foraging. (never skipping good hearing again)
6: fire spawn made it impossible to leave
7:fire spawn made it impossible to leave
8:fire spawn made it impossible to leave....
9:fire burned all curtains immediately. bled out.
10:fire spawn made it impossible to leave.........
11:fire burned all curtains immediately. died when bandaging groin after looting ded zombie.
12: fire spawn made it impossible to leave....
13: looted nearby houses, died getting trapped in windowless bathroom
14:fire spawn made it impossible to leave....
15:looted nearby houses, got lacerated and infected.
16-17:fire spawn made it impossible to leave....
18: looted nearby houses, found sewing kit. made it to north farm. heal up, looted one McCoy warehouse. fond saw and sledge. camped out in well cabin. got foraging to 5. surviving off rose hips.
the damn fire spawn + limping means so many starts are almost impossible due to burning. otherwise fun challenge
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2023.06.01 15:49 wanburat Epazz, Inc.'s (OTC: EPAZ) ZendaDrone Continues to Make Advancements $EPAZ

NAPLES, FL - (NewMediaWire) - May 17, 2023 - The drone industry is booming, thanks to technological advances and evolving regulations that are propelling it to new heights. Drones have captured the imagination of consumers, businesses, and governments worldwide, finding applications in aerial photography, surveillance, delivery services, military use, and more. Amidst established market players, innovative companies like Epazz Inc. (OTC: EPAZ) and its subsidiary, ZenaDrone, are emerging as disruptors in the drone technology market.
Epazz Inc. is a mission-critical provider of drone technology, blockchain mobile apps, and cloud-based business software solutions. In this article, we'll delve into their subsidiary company, ZenaDrone, which specializes in the development and marketing of drone technologies. ZenaDrone offers a range of drone hardware, software, and services tailored for commercial and industrial applications, with their flagship drone being the ZenaDrone 1000.
Key Takeaways
The versatile ZenaDrone 1000 has received positive feedback from industries such as military, agriculture, oil and gas, wildfire management, and civil engineering, thanks to its advanced features and capabilities.
EPAZ and ZenaDrone have gained military recognition, conducting tests under battlefield conditions and establishing themselves as trusted providers in the defense sector.
EPAZ and ZenaDrone are actively pursuing commercial applications, negotiating to provide precision agriculture drones to Irish farmers, businesses, and government agencies, meeting the growing demand for advanced drone solutions in various sectors.
The ZenaDrone 1000
The ZenaDrone 1000 is a cutting-edge, fully autonomous drone designed for surveillance, inspection, and monitoring purposes.
The ZenaDrone has the potential to be used in a variety of industries.
ZenaDrone's primary focus is on improving the drone's AI capabilities, enabling autonomous navigation in uncharted terrain, implementing deep learning algorithms, and incorporating dual-use features for commercial and military applications.
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2023.06.01 15:47 attaboy Heat pump system in Toronto: blended ducted/ductless Carrier, central Mitsubishi, or dual-fuel Bosch

In the midst of a big renovation right now underpinning and extending my basement. I live in a semi-detached 2-storey house in Toronto, built in 1922, so not super-well-insulated, though we are adding insulation into the basement (which will be completely finished) and to the attic as well.
While we have everything opened up, I'm looking at replacing our 13-year-old gas furnace (single speed motor) and traditional air conditioning unit (also 13 years old) with a heat pump system to make it more efficient and take advantage of the big subsidies. I have some different quotes and different options, and I'd love some opinions. I know everyone seems to love Mitsubishi for reliability and performance.
One "bonus" goal I have is to improve the air conditioning upstairs if we can. We don't have return vents on the second floor and it seems like too destructive a project to me to add them.
  1. Carrier multizone system which blends centrally ducted and ductless, adding 2 ductless heads upstairs, and electric resistance backup. The model is 38MGHBQ36DA3/40MBABQ24XB3, their "Performance" line which I've seen elsewhere is actually made by Midea. I've seen some mixed reviews about Carrier stuff in terms of reliability but it seems like on paper it has the most efficient specs, and is competitive on price for what we'd get.
  2. Mitsubishi Zuba Central PUZ-HA36NHA5/PVA-A36AA7. Very similar cost to the Carrier system, but without any ductless heads, so we'd just continue to suffer weaker cooling performance upstairs, or maybe add an auxiliary cooling system down the road. But maybe the variable motor speed and more consistent air flow would actually make the cooling work better in general?
  3. Bosch dual-fuel system with IDS BOVA 2.0 heat pump and a matching Bosch gas furnace. BOVA-36HDN1-M20G/BMAC2430BNTD and BGH96M060B3B furnace.
I've also asked for a quote for a comparable Mitsubishi Zuba-Multi system which seems like it's capable of blending ducted and ductless.
The Bosch system is significantly cheaper—about $5000 less!—and it still qualifies for the largest subsidy. And it seems like it's a well-regarded system that would have us off gas most of the time. I was hoping to get rid of gas heating entirely though, and frankly, it seems a little ridiculous to add a brand new gas furnace that will sit idle most of the year, but the cost savings are hard to argue with, and who knows, maybe we'll get some really cold winters again where it's -25ºC for a longer period and it'll have proven to be a good choice.
It also seems like a lot of people are happy with Mitsubishi even down to -25 or -30, though I imagine it depends a bit on the house?
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2023.06.01 15:46 NesterraFabric Unveiling the Secrets of Sustainable Fabrics: The Future of Fashion

Unveiling the Secrets of Sustainable Fabrics: The Future of Fashion

In today's fast-paced world, the fashion industry is facing increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact. As consumers become more conscious of their choices, sustainable fabrics have emerged as a promising solution. In this blog post, we will explore the secrets of sustainable fabrics, their significance in shaping the future of fashion, and provide examples of popular sustainable materials. Nesterra, a leading advocate of sustainable fashion, offers a wide range of eco-friendly fabrics.

Understanding Sustainable Fabrics

Sustainable fabrics are materials that are produced using environmentally friendly methods and processes. They minimize harm to the planet, conserve resources, and reduce pollution throughout their lifecycle. Unlike conventional fabrics that rely heavily on chemicals and synthetic fibers, sustainable fabrics offer a more ethical and eco-conscious alternative.

The Importance of Sustainable Fabrics in Fashion

Reducing Environmental Impact:

Sustainable fabrics help mitigate the negative consequences of fashion on the environment. By opting for organic, recycled, or low-impact textiles, we can minimize water consumption, carbon emissions, and toxic waste in the production process.

Promoting Ethical Practices:

Sustainable fabrics often go hand in hand with fair trade and ethical labor practices. By supporting brands that prioritize sustainable materials, consumers can contribute to the betterment of workers' conditions in the fashion industry.

Organic Cotton:

Grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, organic cotton offers a safer and more sustainable alternative to conventional cotton. It reduces water consumption, protects biodiversity, and supports the livelihoods of cotton farmers.

Recycled Polyester:

Made from post-consumer plastic bottles and other recycled materials, recycled polyester helps divert waste from landfills. It has the same properties as conventional polyester while significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.


Known for its durability and breathability, hemp is a versatile and eco-friendly fabric. It requires minimal water and pesticides to grow, making it a sustainable choice for clothing, accessories, and home textiles.


Derived from sustainably harvested wood pulp, Tencel is a type of rayon that offers a soft and luxurious feel. It is produced in a closed-loop process that recycles solvents, making it highly sustainable and biodegradable.

The Future of Sustainable Fashion

The increasing demand for sustainable fashion has sparked innovation and technological advancements in the textile industry. Future trends include:

Development of Alternative Materials:

Researchers are exploring innovative materials such as mushroom leather, orange fiber, and seaweed-based textiles as sustainable alternatives to animal-derived products and synthetic fabrics.

Circular Fashion:

The concept of circular fashion promotes the recycling, upcycling, and repurposing of garments to extend their lifespan. This approach reduces waste and encourages a more sustainable consumption cycle.


Sustainable fabrics have emerged as a crucial aspect of shaping the future of fashion. By choosing eco-friendly materials, we can make a positive impact on the environment and support ethical practices in the industry. Explore the range of sustainable fabrics available at Nesterra and join the movement towards a more sustainable and responsible fashion industry.

We At Nesterra :

Fine furnishing fabrics can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home decor. At Nesterra, they offer a wide range of high-quality fabrics for upholstery, drapery, bedding, and more. From classic patterns to modern designs, their selection is sure to have something that will suit your style and make your home feel more inviting. By incorporating fine furnishings, you can elevate your decor and create a warm, welcoming
environment in your home. Explore our offerings at www.nesterra.com to find the perfect fabric for your next home decor project.
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2023.06.01 15:42 Top-Total692 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in Houston Hiring Now!

Company Name Title City
GiaMed, Inc Burn Center ICU - RN - BAMC Fort Sam Houston
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Business Development Executive Houston
SunSource TX - Warehouse Associate Houston
Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Inc. Temporary Bookseller Houston
Grace Instrument Company Petroleum / Mechanical Summer Intern Engineer Houston
Mp Rpo Registered Nurse - PreOP - Full Time - Days Houston
USPI CFO TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital Houston
Decypher Phlebotomy Technician (Donor) Fort Sam Houston
American Welding and Gas Material Handler (6298) Houston
LightBulbDepot U.S.A Inside Sales Representative (FT) Houston
Houston Area Community Services, Inc. Medical Assistant Houston
Texas Thrift CashieFloor Worker Houston
Takeaway Tax Sales/Recruiting Manager Houston
QMart QMart Assistant Manager Houston
Sparkling Image Car Wash Regional Manager North Houston
Amada Senior Care In-Home Caregiver For Elderly South Houston
Venesco, LLC Senior Laboratory Technician Fort Sam Houston
Specialty1 Partners Dental Assistant Houston
ISS Group Holdings Limited USA - Sales Operations Manager Houston
Arthur Lawrence Senior Application Packager Houston
Service Metal Warehouse Associate Houston
IMI Americas, Inc. Shipping and Receiving Coordinator Houston
Dgm Services Inc Back End Warehouse Associate Houston
WEG Electric Corp Warehouse Associate - Houston, TX Houston
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in houston. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.06.01 15:31 AzureBeast Respect Night Man (Malibu Comics)

John Domingo, the Night Man

"Was it the right thing? I had to go with what felt right--because from where I sit, seeing what I see--It's all free-form improv in the dark…!"
John Domingo was working as a professional saxophone player in San Francisco under the stage name Johnny Domino when he was struck by a piece shrapnel from a cable car that had been struck by the Jumpstart, a burst of energy from an alien on the moon meant to create superpowered people known as Ultras. Gifted powers by the Jumpstart, Domingo became the superhero Night Man, a street-level vigilante who can hear evil thoughts.
Source Key:
The Night Man (1993) Issue # = NM#
The Night Man (1995) Issue # = TN#
Freex (1993) Issue # = FX#
Break-Thru (1993) Issue # = BT#
The Solution (1993) Issue # = TS#
Firearm (1993) Issue # = FA#
The Night Man/Gambit (1996) Issue # = NG#
The Night Man: The Pilgrim Conundrum Saga (1995) = NP
The Strangers: The Pilgrim Conundrum Saga (1995) = SP
The Night Man vs. Wolverine (1995) = NW
Phoenix Resurrection: Genesis (1995) = PG
Phoenix Resurrection: Revelations (1995) = PR





Brain Weirdness


Rope Swings


Enhanced Eyesight
Throwing Accuracy
Rope Control



Other Weapons


Night Man has the ability to telepathically hear the evil thoughts of others

Celtic Magick

After the sorceress Rhiannon magically empowered him, Night Man gained several extra abilities.
Skean Dhu
Respect Threads for scaling:
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2023.06.01 15:30 LordJesterTheFree idea to fix the wood shortage problem

Although most wood in the modern day comes from dedicated Lumber Mills and most deforestation comes from "slash and burn" agriculture where people just burned down forests to grow crops you could have construction sectors when they're building in rural areas using local wood especially if it's during the process of building a farm this would reduce the demand for wood in rural States and therefore help mitigate the problems of a constant wood shortage plaguing multiple countries
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2023.06.01 14:49 ilikemoose42 H: Trades W: Unyielding, AP, weapon weight, heavy leather left arm, plus a few other things

I am looking for a unyielding, AP, heavy leather left arm, with weapon weight, or maybe cavalier or sentinel.
A unyielding, intelligence, sentinel, wood left arm.
A Vampire, power attack, strength, chainsaw.
An AA, bash, 90% reduced weight, Minigun.
Chameleon, weapon weight reduction, excavator power armor, with a good second star, I don't need a left leg, or chest, and am mostly after a left arm.
Maybe a unyielding, +1 strength, weapon weight reduction, marine chest.
I will pay caps for weightless trapper, or forest scout armor, with slowly removes rads. For trapper I need a RA and forest scout armor I need a CP, LA, LL. If you have more then one piece I may offer more then caps
Now what I have for trade.

Rare outfits

tattered field jacket
blue ridge caravan outfit and and gas mask
both scout masks
white powder jumpsuit
responder fireman helmet
winter man mask
crazy guy mask
deathclaw mask
brahmin mask
demon mask
hag mask
buffoon mask
raven mask


Some enclave plasma rifles ready for rolling, and some mod boxes too.


aristocrats, explosive, less vats cost, double barrel shotgun
aristocrats, explosive, less vats cost, handmade
anti armor, explosive, V.A.T.S. critical meter fills 15% faster, radium rifle
anti armor, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, pepper shaker
berserkers, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, fixer
bloodied, explosive, breaks 50% slower, fixer
bloodied, faster fire rate, 90 reduced weight, minigun
bloodied faster fire rate 90 reduced weight gatling laser
bloodied, explosive, faster reload, submachine gun
bloodied, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, gatling plasma
bloodied, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, lever action
bloodied, faster fire, rate, 90 reduced weight, radium rifle
bloodied, faster fire, rate, less vats cost, railway rifle
bloodied, explosive, faster reload, ripe rifle/pistol
bloodied, faster fire rate, breaks 50% slower, ultracite gatling laser
executioner, explosive, less vats cost, fixer
junkies, explosive, faster reload, handmade
junkies, explosive, 90 reduced weight, handmade
junkies, explosive, less vats cost, light machine gun
junkies, explosive, less vats cost, 50 cal machine gun
junkies, explosive, less vats cost, pipe revolver
quad, 50 more vats critical damage, faster reload, fixer
quad, explosive, less vats cost, pipe revolver
quad, faster fire rate, faster reload, gatling gun
quad, faster fire rate, faster reload, assault rifle
quad, explosive, less vats cost, assault rifle
quad, explosive, less vats cost, bolt action pipe rifle
quad, explosive, faster reload, hunting rifle
quad, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, gauss rifle
tse, less vats cost, pipe bolt action pistol/rifle
tse, faster reload, pump action shotgun
tse, less vats cost, combat shotgun
tse, faster reload, handmade
tse, less vats cost, radium rifle
tse, 90 reduced weight, 50 cal machine gun
tse, 90 reduced weight, gatling gun
two shot, faster fire rate, less vats cost, railway rifle
two shot, 50 more vats critical damage, faster reload, fatman
vampire, faster fire rate, less vats cost, railway rifle
vampire, explosive, less vats cost, railway rifle
vampire, explosive, faster reload, pipe revolver
vampire, explosive, less vats cost, assault rifle
vampire, explosive, faster reload, combat rifle
vampire, explosive, faster reload, radium rifle
vampire, explosive, less vats cost, pipe revolver


anti armor, 50 more vats critical damage, less vats cost, chainsaw
anti armor, swing speed, + 1 strength, pole hook
anti armor, swing speed, + 1 strength, shovel
anti armor, swing speed, + 1 strength, shishkebab
aristocrats, power attack, breaks 50% slower, chainsaw
aristocrats, swing speed, + 1 strength, chainsaw
berserkers, power attack, + 1 strength, chainsaw
berserkers, swing speed, + 1 strength, chainsaw
bloodied, power attack, breaks 50% slower, chainsaw
bloodied, power attack, 90 reduced weight, chainsaw
bloodied, power attack, + 1 strength, chainsaw
bloodied, AP, 90 reduced weight, chainsaw
bloodied, power attack, + 1 strength, grognak axe
bloodied, swing speed, + 1 strength, assaultron blade
bloodied, swing speed, + 1 strength, sledgehammer
bloodied, swing speed, + 1 strength, hatchet
bloodied, swing speed, + 1 strength, multi purpose axe
furious power attack, + 1 strength, chainsaw
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, pole hook
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, cultist dagger
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, death tambo
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, chinese officer sword
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, tire iron
junkies, swing speed, +1 strength, pickaxe
instigating, swing speed, +1 strength, super sledge
vampire, +25% damage while standing still, + 1 strength, chainsaw
vampire, swing speed, less vats cost, chainsaw
vampire, power attack, less vats cost, chainsaw
vampire, power attack, breaks 50% slower, chainsaw


assassins, AP, sentinel, sturdy robot left leg
chameleon, ap, sentinel, heavy combat armor right arm
overeaters, + 25 fire resistance, weapon weight reduction, urban scout right arm
overeaters, receive 7% less explosion damage, sentinel, sturdy metal right arm
overeaters, + 1 perception, cavalier, trapper left arm
overeaters, poison resistance, weapon weight reduction, urban scout chest
overeaters, AP, cavalier, trapper left arm
overeaters, 25% disease resistance, weapon weight reduction, trapper left arm
overeaters, 1 strength, cavalier, forest scout right leg
overeaters, hunger and thirst 10% slower, sentinel, heavy leather left arm
overeaters, Fire resistance, weapon weight reduction, wood left leg
overeaters, Fire resistance, cavalier, wood right leg
overeaters, poison resistance, cavalier, heavy combat right arm
overeaters, radiation resistance, AWR, forest right arm
overeaters, poison resistance, AWR, marine right arm
overeaters, Fire resistance, sentinel, heavy combat left arm
unyielding, radiation resistance, cavalier, marine chest
unyielding, 1 strength, harder to detect while sneaking, forest scout chest
unyielding, 1 strength, sentinel, sturdy leather chest
unyielding, 1 strength, sentinel, heavy metal chest
unyielding, 1 strength, cavalier, forest scout left arm
unyielding, AP, cavalier, urban scout right leg
unyielding, 1 perception, weapon weight reduction, light leather left arm
unyielding, 1 intelligence, cavalier, heavy leather left arm
unyielding, 1 intelligence, sentinel, wood right leg
unyielding, 1 luck, sentinel, light leather right leg
unyielding, poison resistance, cavalier, forest scout left arm
unyielding, AP, sentinel, heavy combat armor chest
unyielding, AP, weapon weight reduction, light combat armor right leg
unyielding, AP, cavalier, trapper right arm
unyielding, radiation resistance, harder to detect while sneaking, marine left arm
unyielding, radiation resistance, harder to detect while sneaking, sturdy left leg
unyielding, 1 luck, sentinel, heavy raider chest
unyielding, 1 intelligence, cavalier, marine right leg
unyielding, AP, harder to detect while sneaking, sturdy robot right leg
unyielding, 25% cryo resistance, AWR, marine left leg
unyielding, radiation resistance, AWR, forest scout left leg
unyielding, poison resistance, weapon weight reduction, heavy raider right arm
unyielding, poison resistance, cavalier, forest scout left arm
unyielding, poison resistance, harder to detect while sneaking, trapper left arm
unyielding, receive 7% less explosion damage, sentinel, heavy robot left arm
unyielding, receive 7% less explosion damage, FDC weight reduction, heavy raider left arm
unyielding, radiation resistance, cavalier, heavy combat right leg
unyielding, radiation resistance, cavalier, wood right leg
unyielding, Fire resistance, harder to detect while sneaking, wood left leg
vanguard, radiation resistance, weapon weight reduction, heavy combat armor chest
vanguard, radiation resistance, weapon weight reduction, heavy robot chest
vanguard, ap, harder to detect while sneaking, forest scout right arm
vanguard, 1 strength, sentinel, heavy combat armor left arm

power armor

assassins, AP cavalier, excavator torso
assassins, radiation resistance, sentinel, excavator right leg
assassins, poison resistance, AWR, excavator right leg
Auto stim, AP, sentinel, excavator torso
Auto stim, AP, sentinel, excavator right leg
Auto stim, AP, FDC weight, excavator torso
Auto stim, AP, FDC weight reduction, excavator torso
Overeaters, receive 7% less explosion damage, weapon weight reduction, t45 right arm
Overeaters, Fire resistance, weapon weight reduction, excavator right leg
Overeaters, radiation resistance, weapon weight reduction, excavator torso
Overeaters, 25% disease resistance, weapon weight reduction, excavator right leg
Overeaters, + 1 endurance, FDC weight reduction, excavator left leg
Overeaters, 25% disease resistance, AWR, excavator left leg
Overeaters, 25% disease resistance, AWR, excavator left leg
Overeaters, Fire resistance, sentinel, excavator right arm
Overeaters, + 1 strength, sentinel, excavator left arm
Overeaters, poison resistance, sentinel, excavator torso
Overeaters, poison resistance, cavalier, excavator torso
Overeaters, + 1 strength, AWR, T60 right leg
Overeaters, + 1 intelligence, weapon weight reduction, ultracite right leg
troubleshooter's , 1 strength, AWR, excavator right leg
vanguard's, AP, weapon weight reduction, excavator right leg


I have most rare plans such as.
I believe I have all the rare Ultracite power armor plans
dense trapper torso plan
dense marine torso plan
T60 full set of plans
And much more. If there is a plan you are after feel free to ask if I have one.
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2023.06.01 14:48 abdbhomeservice Domesticated and Incredibly Bright are Log Burners and Fireplaces.

The use of log burners and hardwoods made of ash, beech, and oak adds charm and spark to the effectiveness of the heating and lighting. They work well, are readily available, and burn for a longer period of time in areas where less smoke and other dust are produced.
Read more-log burner installer near me
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2023.06.01 14:35 A_Seductive_Cactus Subreddit Stats for May 2023

RomanceBooks Insights - Subreddit Stats for May 2023

Welcome to the monthly subreddit stats update! See this link for previous month's stats. Here's what we'll be sharing in this post:


As of 31 May 2023
Current Member count: 172,238

31 May 2023 Page Views Uniques (Avg.)
Past 7 Days 1.6 million 34,000
Past 30 Days 6.8 million 33,700
Past 12 Months 75.0 million 440,000

May 2023 Posts by Flair:

There's an issue with the posts by flair data and it is not including all posts for May. This section will be updated when we get the final numbers.

u/romance-bot Stats

The below stats for Top 20 Books Mentioned, Top 20 Authors Mentioned, New Sub Favorites, and Most Mentioned Books by Genre/Pairing/Steam are all sourced from the u/romance-bot and include the past month of activity. Ranking is based on the number of times a book or author is called by the bot (which could include recommendations, critiques, reviews, etc). Genre and steam tags are based on how a book is tagged on Romance.io.
May 2023 u/romance-bot activity:
  • Total number of books linked: 12,009
  • Total number of unique titles: 5,932

Top 20 Books Mentioned

Top Books Count
1 Soul Eater by Lily Mayne 41
2 In a Jam by Kate Canterbary 30
3 The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary 30
4 When She Belongs by Ruby Dixon 25
5 His Secret Illuminations by Scarlett Gale 22
6 Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid 22
7 Radiance by Grace Draven 21
8 Hot Blooded by Heather Guerre 20
9 Pucking Around by Emily Rath 19
10 Lola & the Millionaires: Part One by Kathryn Moon 19
11 Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez 19
12 Mile High by Liz Tomforde 19
13 The Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori 19
14 Cold Hearted by Heather Guerre 19
15 Against A Wall by Cate C. Wells 19
16 Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews 18
17 Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas 18
18 A Soul to Keep by Opal Reyne 18
19 Bass-Ackwards by Eris Adderly 18
20 A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles 18

Top 20 Authors Mentioned

Top Authors Count
1 Ruby Dixon 155
2 Lisa Kleypas 117
3 Kate Canterbary 112
4 Kresley Cole 102
5 Tessa Bailey 96
6 Heather Guerre 93
7 Kathryn Moon 92
8 Lily Mayne 84
9 Mariana Zapata 82
10 Alice Coldbreath 77
11 Cate C. Wells 77
12 Katee Robert 65
13 Kati Wilde 59
14 K.J. Charles 57
15 Alexis Hall 56
16 J.T. Geissinger 54
17 Ilona Andrews 53
18 Eve Dangerfield 53
19 Tessa Dare 51
20 Emily Henry 51

New Sub Favorites

Data is obtained by the u/romance-bot for the past month of activity and includes only books released within the past 3-months or upcoming releases. This is intended to give a view into the hot / rising books being mentioned in the sub.
New Favorites Count
1 Pucking Around by Emily Rath 19
2 Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez 16
3 Finn Rhodes Forever by Stephanie Archer 12
4 Happy Place by Emily Henry 12
5 The Summer We Fell by Elizabeth O'Roark 11
6 Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros 9
7 The No-Judgment Zone by Ellie K. Wilde 9
8 Nevermore Bookstore by Kerrigan Byrne, Cynthia St. Aubin 8
9 Right Man, Right Time by Meghan Quinn 8
10 My Dark Romeo by Parker S. Huntington, L.J. Shen 7
11 Six Scorched Roses by Carissa Broadbent 7
12 His Curvy Rejected Mate by Cate C. Wells 6
13 Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld 6
14 The Favorite by Alice Coldbreath 5
15 The Coven by Harper L. Woods, Adelaide Forrest 5
16 The Fiancée Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur 5
17 Grim and Bear It by Juliette Cross 5
18 Champagne Venom by Nicole Fox 5
19 The Guy For Me by Marzy Opal 5
20 Visions of Scarlett: Cursed in Clayton Book One by Jessie Ellis 5

Most Mentioned Books by Genre, Pairing, and Steam

Contemporary Count
1 In a Jam by Kate Canterbary 30
2 The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary 30
3 Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid 22
4 Pucking Around by Emily Rath 19
5 Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez 19

Historical Count
1 Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas 18
2 A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles 18
3 The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare 14
4 Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell 14
5 Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer 13

Fantasy Count
1 His Secret Illuminations by Scarlett Gale 22
2 Radiance by Grace Draven 21
3 Hot Blooded by Heather Guerre 20
4 Lola & the Millionaires: Part One by Kathryn Moon 19
5 Cold Hearted by Heather Guerre 19

SciFi Count
1 Soul Eater by Lily Mayne 41
2 When She Belongs by Ruby Dixon 25
3 Desire in His Blood by Zoey Draven 17
4 Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon 15
5 Strange Love by Ann Aguirre 14

MM Count
1 Soul Eater by Lily Mayne 41
2 Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid 22
3 A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles 18
4 Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 13
5 Moth by Lily Mayne 12

FF Count
1 The Fiancée Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur 5
2 My Lady Lipstick by Karin Kallmaker 5
3 And By the Sea She Came To Me by Naomi Piper 5
4 A Restless Truth by Freya Marske 4
5 Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas 4

Low Steam Count
1 Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews 18
2 The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary 13
3 Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 13
4 Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer 13
5 A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin 11

High Steam Count
1 Soul Eater by Lily Mayne 41
2 In a Jam by Kate Canterbary 30
3 The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary 30
4 When She Belongs by Ruby Dixon 25
5 His Secret Illuminations by Scarlett Gale 22

My random thoughts:
  • Soul Eater has a firm hold on #1 most mentioned book for two months in a row now (and was #11 before that) - clearly the When She Belongs fan club is going to have to step up their game!
  • We had 5 authors break into the top 20 most mentioned this month: Kati Wilde, KJ Charles, JT Geissinger, Eve Dangerfield, and Emily Henry. A personal victory for the Kati Wilde rep, Eve Dangerfield's movement is not surprising given the great AMA she did, and of course Emily Henry had a new book Happy Place that some people didn't vibe with while others enjoyed the easter eggs. KJ Charles and JT Geissinger's rise is more curious though - any thoughts on what's behind their bump?
  • Without fail, every time I read "Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer" my brain only reads the beginning and immediately assumes Morning Glory Milking Farm - which then causes whiplash as I double check why on earth MGMF would be one of the top Low Steam books mentioned...
Hope you enjoyed this month's stats!
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2023.06.01 14:34 Ethixs_PT Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy What's Best For An Injury?

Heat Therapy or Cold Therapy What's Best For An Injury?
Both cold and heat therapy can help to relieve pain. Cryotherapy (cold therapy) and thermotherapy (heat therapy) serve as highly effective therapies for musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries. The administration of heat or cold therapy is determined by the type and stage of the injury. The effects of heat and cold therapy on the body are not the same. These treatments alleviate pain in joints, muscles, and soft tissues while having opposite effects on tissue metabolism, blood flow, and connective tissue extensibility.
The majority of injuries cause inflammation and swelling in your body. Ice is used to ease swelling and cool the injured joint or tissue. Heat, on the other hand, would have the opposite and undesirable reaction. Heat therapy is more suitable for use during recovery as you work your way back to full health.
Heat therapy may be beneficial with chronic injuries or conditions. It promotes blood flow, reduces muscle stiffness, and alleviates pain. Heat therapy can help with conditions such as arthritis, stiffness, and sore muscles. Heat therapy is recommended to be used for 20-30 minutes at a time, several times per day. To avoid burning, avoid applying excessive heat to the skin, and avoid using heat therapy immediately after an injury. Heat is particularly beneficial for soft tissues and your back. It is beneficial to the muscles. Heat will loosen muscle fibres and aid in the recovery of range of motion. Heat will enhance blood flow and help your muscles warm up.
Heat therapy can inhibit nociception by influencing spinal segmental mechanisms via thermal receptors and mechanoreceptors. It enhances cutaneous barrier homeostasis and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also boosts blood circulation and muscle relaxation. By reducing edoema and dampening sympathetic nervous system activity, the hydrostatic effect may also relieve pain.
Heat therapy can be helpful for:
· Back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, etc.
· Osteoarthritis
· Rheumatoid arthritis
· Chronic joint pain
· Chronic muscle pain
· Muscle spasms
· Joint contracture, etc.
For acute injuries or sudden flare-ups of chronic injuries, cold therapy, such as an ice pack, is best. Cold therapy can help reduce inflammation, swelling, and numb pain. It is useful in the treatment of sprains, strains, and bruises. For the first 24-48 hours after the injury, apply cold therapy for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day. To avoid skin injury, do not apply ice directly to the skin and wrap the cold pack in a towel before applying. Even if you intend to see a doctor for a diagnosis, apply ice to help reduce swelling. Cooling the injured tissue will also help prevent further damage.
Skin blood flow is regulated by two sympathetic nervous system branches: a cholinergic active vasodilator system and a noradrenergic vasoconstrictor system. The key elements of thermoregulatory responses on the majority of the human body's surface are impacted by these dual sympathetic neural control mechanisms. Falling skin temperatures during hypothermia cause an increase in sympathetic active vasoconstrictor nerve activity, which reduces skin blood flow and conserves body heat. During heat stress, rising skin temperatures stimulate sympathetic active vasodilator nerve activity, which increases skin blood flow.
Conditions that can benefit from cold therapy:
· Tendonitis (jumper's knee, tennis elbow).
· Recurrent ligament/joint inflammation (arthritis flare-ups).
· Shin splints.
· Plantar fasciitis.
· Overuse injuries.
· Strained or pulled muscles.
· Sprains (shoulder, wrist, ankle).
· Impact injuries to soft tissues like bruised hips, jammed fingers, facial traumas, etc.
Heat therapy should not be used for acute injuries since it can increase inflammation and swelling. Cold therapy, on the other hand, should not be used for chronic injuries because it can cause muscle stiffness and reduce blood flow.
Knowing when to use cold therapy and when to use heat therapy will significantly enhance the treatment's effectiveness. Some situations will necessitate the use of both. For example, arthritis patients may use heat to relieve joint stiffness and cold to relieve swelling and acute pain.
If either treatment exacerbates the pain or discomfort, discontinue it immediately. If the treatment hasn't helped much after a few days of regular use, you can make an appointment with your doctor to discuss other treatment options.
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2023.06.01 14:11 ftr098123 Is this a pressure treated hardwood?

Is this a pressure treated hardwood?
Hey guys. So I ordered a few bundles of lumber from lowes and it came on this hardwood dunnage (peices of wood under the load so a forklift can pick it up). its definitely not a PT 2x4 as its not the same size and is much lighter.
not sure if its PT at all. or just a type of hardwood with a dark outer layer and lighter inner layer.
i wanted to use it as firewood but don't want to burn it if its PT.
heres a pic of a cut off
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2023.06.01 13:49 SPY__vs__SPY Origin Materials $ORGN - Bull Thesis

About: Origin Materials ($ORGN) is a carbon negative materials company engaged in providing sustainable materials by replacing petroleum-based materials with decarbonized materials. The firm, using its platform technology, converts sustainable feedstock, such as sustainably harvested wood, agricultural waste, wood waste, and even corrugated cardboard, into materials and products that are made from fossil feedstock, such as petroleum and natural gas. Its products include food and beverage packaging, clothing, textiles, plastics, car parts, carpeting, tires, adhesives, and soil amendments.
Sustainable Materials: Origin Materials is at the forefront of developing innovative materials from renewable feedstocks, such as biomass and agricultural residues, rather than fossil fuels. This aligns with the growing demand for sustainable products and solutions. The company's technology allows for the production of chemicals and plastics with a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional petroleum-based materials. As environmental concerns continue to rise, Origin Materials' focus on sustainability positions it well for long-term growth.
Market Potential: The global market for sustainable materials is expanding rapidly. Origin Materials' products have a wide range of applications across industries, including packaging, textiles, automotive, and electronics. As companies and consumers increasingly prioritize environmentally friendly alternatives, Origin Materials has the opportunity to capture a significant market share and benefit from the growing demand for sustainable materials.
Strong Partnerships: Origin Materials has established strategic partnerships with major companies, including Nestlé, Danone, and PepsiCo, to develop and commercialize its sustainable materials. These partnerships provide validation for the company's technology and create a pathway to scale its production and distribution. Collaborations with industry leaders also enhance Origin Materials' market reach and brand recognition, which can lead to further partnerships and customer acquisitions.
Technological Advantage: Origin Materials has developed proprietary technology that enables the conversion of biomass feedstocks into chemical building blocks used in various products. The company's technology is highly scalable and cost-competitive, allowing for the production of sustainable materials at a competitive price point. This technological advantage gives Origin Materials a strong position in the market and potential for continued innovation and improvement.
Favorable Regulatory Environment: Governments worldwide are implementing policies and regulations to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability. Origin Materials' focus on low-carbon materials aligns with these trends and can benefit from favorable regulatory support. Increased government support for sustainable initiatives, such as tax incentives and subsidies, can further accelerate the adoption of Origin Materials' products.
Origin 1 Manufacturing Plant: Origin 1 is their first commercial plant and is located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. It is expected to be running by the end of Q2 2023. This commercial-scale plant is anticipated to produce sustainable materials including chloromethylfurfural (“CMF”), which can subsequently be converted into high-performance products used in packaging, textiles, apparel, automotive, and other applications, as well as hydrothermal carbon (“HTC”). HTC can be used in fuel pellets, as activated carbon, and as a replacement for carbon black. Origin’s patented technology platform can turn the carbon found in sustainable wood residues into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process. The plant is expected to be able to convert an estimated 25,000 dry metric tons of biomass each year into products for a wide range of end markets.
Origin 2 Manufacturing Plant: Origin 2 (to be located in Geismar, Louisiana) would produce sustainable carbon-negative materials used to make products such as polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) plastic, which, in turn, is used in packaging, textiles, apparel, automotive, and other applications, as well as hydrothermal carbon, which can be used in fuel pellets, as activated carbon, and as a replacement for carbon black. Origin’s patented technology platform can turn the carbon found in sustainable wood residues into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process. The 150-acre facility would create an estimated 500 construction jobs, 200 local full-time positions, and between 500 and 1,000 indirect local jobs. The plant would convert an estimated 1 million dry metric tons of wood residues each year into products for a wide range of end markets. Front end design of Origin 2 is underway with detailed engineering set to begin in 2023. Origin had previously disclosed that its Geismar plant is expected to cost approximately $1.1 billion and that the plant is expected to be operational mid-2025. The Bond Commission and Louisiana Public Finance Authority (“LPFA”) Board of Trustees at its September 6, 2022 meeting, have approved of the up to $1.5 billion bond issuance.
Please let me know if I missed anything or if anything is incorrect.
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2023.06.01 13:24 p3nguin108 Help me decide Silvia Pro X vs Elizabeth

I’m upgrading from a Breville infuser that I’ve had for over 10 years. It’s time has come. During this time I’ve gotten pretty comfortable completely taking it apart and fixing any issues and want to make sure that I can continue to do the same.
I’m looking at both the Silvia Pro X and Lelit Elizabeth because I want to step up to dual boiler since we make exclusively milk drinks, but I have some concerns for each. I definitely want the Elizabeth more but feel like the Silvia is the safer option
Grinder: Fiorenzato f4e
Silvia Pro X * Looks so cleanly built inside, with higher quality components, parts are easily sourced in case of issues. * Drip tray looks to be a PITA * Steam wand - is not a no burn, i wish it was
Elizabeth * Looks like chaos inside with PTFE tubes everywhere. Feels like diagnosing a problem will be significantly more difficult * how will sourcing parts go for a much newer company? * seems to have a better interface with timed shots etc
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2023.06.01 13:08 Hortenho2299 I have a task for the people who like to read a lot of fnaf horror stories like “My Summer Job” to help me find an old story.

Ok I’ve been on a trip down memory lane, watching/reading/listening to old fnaf videos and stories. There’s one fnaf story that I really like but can’t find and I need some people who may know this story or could help find it.
Information/plot of the story:
The story of a guy (character’s name I can’t remember) says that he is some sort of investigator hired to look into 4 missing kids at Freddy Fazbear’s pizzeria (the location is the first fnaf game and the story is about 8 year old.) the investigator goes to the pizzeria and gets hired as the night guard. (I’ve forgotten most of the story but I do remember most of the important parts of the story) the guy finds out that Frye soul in foxy is friendly and wants to help him shut down the place and that golden Freddy is who kidnapped 4 kids. He tortured them and put them in the robots. The investigator find out when he fell into a hole under the desk in the office that lead to the basement where he would then find the 4 kids hung up on a wall dead and beaten and on his way out of the basement he find a laptop with pics of the kids (the story is a bit gory) one of the night a female coworker pass out leaving the place and the investigator brings her in but him and foxy have to protect her from the other robots but she ends up dead.
I remember the ending very well. The investigator burns/blows up the building by releasing the gas from the gas ovens and gets thrown by the blast. He sees golden Freddy rise up out of the burning rubble and attacks the investigator and throws him into the forest. after a while of tumbling he gets impaled on a tree. When golden Freddy get to him they fight and golden Freddy ends up destroyed and the investigator crawls off into a tiny cave and passes out (a reference to slender man was here) emergency services find him then some time passes by and he finds himself at the burnt pizzeria. The spirits of foxy and the dead coworker appear to talk to the investigator and give him a good bye before the two pass on. The end.
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2023.06.01 13:01 EasyNewzApp China’s “Brics” Bank Ready to Welcome Saudi Arabia

China’s New Development Bank, or NBD, was formed in 2015 as a lender for projects in Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa member countries. Since 2015, the UAE, Egypt, and Bangladesh have been admitted. Saudi Arabia would be the ninth member.
The bank has funded 96 projects with loans totaling $33 billion. The war in Ukraine has created challenges for the bank because Russia is a 19% owner. Western sanctions are creating funding issues. The bank is exploring fundraising options to address this. The bank is widely viewed as a potential alternative to the traditional Bretton Woods order.
At the annual meeting, one topic likely to be approved is the admittance of Saudi Arabia. This would serve a dual purpose. It would reinforce bilateral relations between Beijing and Riyadh following last year’s visit from President Xi. It would also strengthen the bank's financial position, welcoming the world’s largest oil exporter. This will be another big step, cementing alignment between the commodity-producing and consuming countries.
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2023.06.01 13:00 KingofSpain0 Deuteronomy 29

Deuteronomy 29:1-29
These are the terms of the covenant the Lord commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb.
2 Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them:
Your eyes have seen all that the Lord did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land. 3 With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those signs and great wonders. 4 But to this day the Lord has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. 5 Yet the Lord says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. 6 You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the Lord your God.”
7 When you reached this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out to fight against us, but we defeated them. 8 We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
9 Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. 10 All of you are standing today in the presence of the Lord your God—your leaders and chief men, your elders and officials, and all the other men of Israel, 11 together with your children and your wives, and the foreigners living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water. 12 You are standing here in order to enter into a covenant with the Lord your God, a covenant the Lord is making with you this day and sealing with an oath, 13 to confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 14 I am making this covenant, with its oath, not only with you 15 who are standing here with us today in the presence of the Lord our God but also with those who are not here today.
16 You yourselves know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries on the way here. 17 You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold. 18 Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.
19 When such a person hears the words of this oath and they invoke a blessing on themselves, thinking, “I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way,” they will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry. 20 The Lord will never be willing to forgive them; his wrath and zeal will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will fall on them, and the Lord will blot out their names from under heaven. 21 The Lord will single them out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law.
22 Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it. 23 The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur—nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the Lord overthrew in fierce anger. 24 All the nations will ask: “Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?”
25 And the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. 26 They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them. 27 Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book. 28 In furious anger and in great wrath the Lord uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now.”
29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
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2023.06.01 12:46 SeriousDookie My weird experience with fires in southern Oregon, thoughts?

I own land in Klamath county Oregon, in a “town” of less than 100. I’ve lived all over the west coast and the mountain regions, but this was different.
During fire season, things got odd. This was in 2020/2021 especially. I noticed many fires within a short period. It would be a regular occurrence to wake up to smoke billowing over my land from a new fire.
These fires were all visible to me from my home sometimes over a hill, sometimes I could see flames. One night I had a dream of a wall of fire at the edge of my land and within a few days my closest neighbors old property in the woods burned down. He wasn’t there, nobody was.
When the fire fighters came, they had new fires starting when the other fire was being put out in my neighborhood, but the little ones were going against the direction of the wind and blocked by hills, rocks and trees, etc. and shouldn’t have been spread by the previous fire. so they had to do extra investigations and couldn’t figure out how it would be possible to naturally spread like that when the fire clean up was already finishing up.
They used a water tanker airplane on my neighbors property because it was already putting out 3 other forest fires started within 24 hours, in the same area within a few miles
Sometimes there would be up to a dozen large fires nearby, within a week. Often times by the river down the road and also westward towards crater lake area.
I also noticed a lot of these were in a line visually, not an exact line but a general geographical line on a large scale meaning it’s like they were being burnt methodically for periods of time. Over a large area.
The military has a base in Klamath falls nearly 60 miles away and fly over often, also the trails in the sky sometimes were at insane levels during this period. (No idea if they’re related with fire)
The explanation of these fires varied, often times there would be a controlled burn, then they’d repost the same story but say it was a forest fire and it was a surprise. Which I thought was odd. Some were possible arson or garbage burning.
The weirdest moments for me were when they were saying it was caused by lightning on sunny blue days with very few clouds.
An area nearby where I go for solitude in nature, was nearly complete burnt in the bootleg fire. It is a very secluded area away from anything. It just so happens to be where a monument is for the only world war 2 enemy bombing site in mainland usa. when a bomb took out school kids outside in the forest during world war 2.
Now I only mention those details to explain that this area gets very weird mysterious vibes and I’m not very superstitious but something just seemed and still seems … off and bad about the situation. Which is why I’m still thinking about it.
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2023.06.01 12:46 sky_shrimp Cold smoke then sous vide

Has anyone tried this?
I usually use an offset smoker and burn a lot of oak every hour just for one cook. I have to keep checking it and topping up the oak.
I was thinking by cold smoking I wouldn't have to watch the temp and burn so much wood. The sous vide will give you perfectly rendered fat and moist results everytime.
I got the idea from watching the ChefSteps brisket video where they used liquid smoke instead. It would be interesting to see what would happen if you brined with liquid smoke and sugar, cold smoked and then used sous vide.
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