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Discarded next to a highway after suffering long-term abuse- Who was she and what was her story? (Santa Cruz Jane Doe, 1992)
2023.05.27 21:04 AlfredTheJones Discarded next to a highway after suffering long-term abuse- Who was she and what was her story? (Santa Cruz Jane Doe, 1992)
Hello everyone! Thank you for the comments and upvotes on my previous write-ups, like always! This case is very depressing- This Jane Doe was abused for a long time in life, and then was thrown away next to a highway like garbage. It's sad that even in death she remains stripped of her name and identity, just like her abusers wanted. I hope that by writing about her I will remind someone that she existed, and maybe bring her closer to being identified.
On the 15th of October 1992, a body of a woman was found in an embankment of a wooden area north of Scott's Valley in Santa Cruz county in California, US (north of the city of Santa Cruz and south of San Jose). She was described as "placed in or wrapped in" garbage bags, and has been there for about six months. Her whole body was recovered, but she was almost entirely skeletonized. Her death is considered a homicide.
She was described as "Asian" and was an adult, estimated to be in her thirties. Her hair was black, but her eye color couldn't been determined. She was wearing a blue and red pullover sweatshirt, brown sweater with long sleeves, a brown t-shirt, black polyester pants and brown thermal underwear. It's noted that her underwear was K-Mart brand. A very interesting part is that she was incredibly short: Only 4' 4" (52 inches/132 cm) and weighed about 80 lbs (36 kg). I'll come back to that later.
It's notable that she appeared to be a victim of long-term abuse: Many of her bones were broken and were in different stages of healing, which means that they were broken when she was alive. She also had only four teeth and showed signs of bad dental care before death- this doesn't have to be, but can be, a sign of abuse too- her abuser didn't want to pay for her dental care, or wanted to keep her isolated.
Due to only having four teeth, her dentals aren't available, and neither are her fingerprints (possibly she was decomposed too much to have them taken), but her DNA is.
Her short stature has caught the eyes of some websleuths users who suggest that she might've grown up very poor or has went through a period of food depravation as a young child (for example she survived the Khmer Rogue
starvation in the 70s). Her height also appears to not be so out of place in South Asia.
A person local to the area where Jane Doe was found says that the Asian population in that area is minimal and was pretty much non-existent in the 90s, which may imply that she was merely dumped where she was found and originated from elsewhere, like San Jose, the largest city nearby. Another user says that their family is a member of a small but tightly-knit Filipino community in Santa Cruz, implying that Jane Doe might've been Filipino as well. Shortly after she was found, LE said that she might've been Laotian or Hmong
, but some speculate that she might've been Filipino or Cambodian. There's also a chance that she wasn't Asian at all, but instead Latino or Native American (these ethnic groups are sometimes confused when it comes to identifying skeletons due to similar facial traits).
The only thing about her past that we can say for sure was that she suffered physical abuse. It's speculated that she might've been a mail-order bride whose husband abused her and ultimately killed her- that would explain why she wasn't identified, because she would likely be in the US alone, with no family or social support net to look out for her. Her husband might've kept her isolated and not let her go to medical appointments like a dentist. She also might've been a recent immigrant (or a human trafficking victim) in a similar situation- no social net and no way how to ask for help.
It says that they have her DNA on file, but I'm afraid that if the theory about her recently arriving in the US is true, then finding her family through genetic genealogy might be difficult, since they just aren't in any US databases. Still, it's better that they have it than if they didn't.
What do you think? Who do you think Jane Doe was in life? Was she a recent immigrant or was she born in America? Who abused her and likely killed her- a husband, a stranger, someone else? Her story is a sad one, especially since we can't assume that she had a good life and died due to an accident or because she chose to- she was clearly horribly abused and killed, likely by someone she trusted, or maybe even the only person she had in the US.
If you have any informations that might be helpful in identifying this Jane Doe, contact Sant Cruz County Sherrif's Office- Coroner Division at (831) 454-7792 (case number 92-11058)
- NamUS (has a photo of her sweatshirt)
- Doe Network
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2023.05.27 20:30 Myluckyvalentine Laptop for work & light gaming, >£1000, UK
Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:
Are you open to refurbs/used?
How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?
Battery life, performance, build quality, form factor
How important is weight and thinness to you?
I do not want anything heavy, thinness nice but not essential
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
Nothing smaller than 13 inch
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
Games- stardew valley, night in the woods, lakeburg legacies Lakeburg legacy system requirements-
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Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
Hi, I currently have a MacBook Air, but thinking about what laptop I should get next. I would like something that I can do work on (word/ excel), stream things, but also play some games like stardew valley, night in the woods, & lakeburg legacies. I’m not sure which laptops would also be good for these games, and I’m not sure if it’s necessary for me to get a gaming laptop.
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2023.05.27 11:33 ralphsquirrel 90 days in Japan as a photographer
I will be visiting Japan this fall and winter with my brother. We will be staying for 90 days, with 1-month rentals in Osaka and Tokyo and another month of travel. I am a photographer and hope to capture beautiful architecture, landscapes, and wildlife during my stay. I am hoping to capture both fall foliage and winter landscapes. I understand that this schedule doesn't account for our long travel times between destinations. I will probably have to cut some things out in order to avoid being too rushed. Let me know what suggestions you guys have, and if you have any tips for good photo locations. Oct. 15: Fly USA to Narita Oct. 16: Narita
Oct. 17-18: Nikko
- Day 1:
- Omotesando Street
- Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
- Naritasan Park
Oct. 19-21: Fujiyoshida
- Day 1:
- Toshogu Shrine
- Futarasan Shrine
- Shinkyo Bridge
- Nikko Town
- Day 2:
- Lake Chuzenji
- Kegon Waterfall
- Senjogahara Marshland
Oct. 22-23: Kanazawa
- Day 1: Explore Fujiyoshida
- Arakurayama Sengen Park
- Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
- Oshino Hakkai
- Day 2: Around Mount Fuji Day trip to Aokigahara
- Day 3: Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko)
- Lake Kawaguchi
- Lake Saiko
Oct. 24-25: Hiroshima
- Day 1: Explore Kanazawa
- Kenroku-en Garden
- Kanazawa Castle
- Kanazawa's Samurai District (Nagamachi)
- Day 2: Geisha District and Local Neighborhoods
- Higashi Chaya District
- Omicho Market
- Evening at Asano and Sai Rivers
Oct. 26-28: Nagasaki
- Day 1: Explore Hiroshima
- Peace Memorial Park and Museum
- Hiroshima Castle
- Shukkeien Garden
- Day 2: Day Trip to Miyajima Island
- Itsukushima Shrine "floating" torii gate
- Mount Misen - See monkeys
- Miyajima's maple-lined Momijidani Park - See deer
- Omotesando Shopping Street
Oct. 29 - Nov. 30: Osaka
- Day 1: Nagasaki City
- Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum
- Nagasaki Harbor
- Glover Garden
- Day 2: Islands
- Gunkanjima Island
- Dejima Island
- Meganebashi Bridge
- Day 3: Nature and Temples
- Suwa Shrine
- Kofukuji Temple
- Sunset view from Mt. Inasa
Dec. 1 - Jan. 3: Tokyo
- Osaka Castle
- Shitennoji Temple
- Sumiyoshi Taisha
- Shinsekai and Tsutenkaku
- Day Trips:
- Day trips to Kyoto
- Day trips to Nara
- Day trips to Kobe
- Day trip to Koyasan
- Day trip to Uji
- Day trip to Himeji
Jan. 4-5: Yamagata City
- Chiyoda - Imperial Palace, Akihabara
- Shinjuku - Kabukichō, Shinjuku Gyoen Park
- Shibuya - Shibuya Crossing, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park
- Taitō - Asakusa, Sensoji Temple
- Koto - Odaiba
- Day Trips:
- Day trips to Yokohama
- Day trip to Kamakura
- Day trip to Hakone
- Day trip to Mt. Takao
Jan. 6-9: Sapporo
- Day 1: Yamagata City
- Momiji park
- Risshakuji Temple
- Day 2: Day trip to Ginzan Onsen
- Day 1: Sapporo * Hokkaido Jingu Shrine * Mt. Moiwa Ropeway
Jan. 10-11: Nagano
- Day 2: Day trip to Otaru
- Day 3: Day trip to Asahikawa
- Asahiyama Zoo
- Mount Asahi
- Day 4: Day trip to Noboribetsu
- Jigokudani (Hell Valley)
Jan. 12: Narita to USA
- Day 1: Nagano & Snow Monkeys
- Jigokudani Monkey Park
- Zenko-ji Temple
- Day 2: Day trip to Matsumoto
- Matsumoto Castle
- Matsumoto City Museum of Art
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2023.05.27 07:04 VampiricDemon The account of Ivan Mackerle's 1998 Expedition to find the man-eating tree of Madagascar (google -translated)
Shipping details:Date: 10.7.1998 to 6.8.1998 (by air to Antananarivo and then by all-terrain vehicle Mitsubichi Pajero)
Members of the expedition: Ivan Mackerle, Jiří Skupien, Danny Mackerle, Jaroslav ProkopecGuide and translator: Pascal Guy (Malgas living in the Czech Republic)Driver: Dada (Malagasy), Car: Mitsubichi Pajero 4x4
Expedition route:1st part (north) Antananarivo – Maevatanana – Mahajunga – (transport across the bay) – Mitsinjo – Ananalava – and back to Antananarivo (traveled 1920 km).
2nd part (South)Antananarivo – Ampitatresik (bridge) - Ifandana (rock) – Ambavala – Ifandana – Ihosy – Tulear – Androka – Reakaly – Ambovombe – Betroka – Ihosy - and back to Antananarivo (3090 km driven) Total 5010 km driven.
Expedition Objectives:To verify reports of the man-eating Tepe tree and find it. Find out if the elephant bird Aepyornis still survives there. Find outmore about the mythical creatures, dwarf kalonura .
I have always been passionately interested in the monsters and monsters of the animal kingdom, hiding in the remote and unexplored parts of our country. I knew it was not at all easy to track them down, but I still tried many times. When I once read about a man-eating tree from the forests of Madagascar, unknown to science until now, which can trap a person in its branches and then gradually devour a person, I cheered. This is not an animal that can hide from me. After all, the tree always grows in the same place, so it cannot escape me. I was sure that this time I would solve the mystery and find this green monster.
In the eastern part of the valley, whose altitude was only about one hundred meters, lay a deep lake with a diameter of less than two kilometres. Its oily water flowed lazily into a reed-lined channel leading into the dark forest. The natives led us along a narrow path along the stream, right into a seemingly impenetrable wall of trees. My companion and interpreter, Hendrick, walked right in front of me, and at the end of the procession went the women and children. After a while, everyone stopped and started shouting, “Tep! Tepe!” The brook meandered here, and in one of its bends in a clearing stood the strangest tree I had ever seen in my life.
Its trunk, seemingly as hard as steel, looked like a two-and-a-half-meter-tall, dark cinnamon-colored pineapple. From a conical crown with a diameter of at least half a meter, eight stalk-like leaves resembling agaves, but about three meters long, bent down to the ground. At their thickest point, they were about two feet thick and almost a meter wide. They tapered towards the end to a sharp point like a cow's horn, but were slightly concave on the outside and convex on the inside. The surface of the concave side was covered with many hook-shaped thorns. The leaves hung limply, as if lifeless, even though there was great power hidden within them. It was dripping from the top of the tree sticky juice, and there were some two-meter hairy tentacles sticking out in all directions, still frozen. Above them, six white, almost transparent tentacles rose into the sky, constantly moving and vibrating like the bodies of snakes. The natives, grouped around the tree, suddenly began to scream and shout in loud voices. Hendrick explained to me that this was their hymn of sorts, singing the great devil tree. Singing incessantly, they surrounded one young woman, pushed her against a tree with spears and forced her to climb up the trunk to the crown. When the woman, with terror in her eyes, finally stood on the summit next to the quivering tentacles, they started shouting at her "Tsik! Tsik!” (Drink! Drink!). The poor woman bent down and began to lick the honey-like liquid that slowly oozed from the crown. At that the tree came to life. In a flash, the tentacles angled towards the woman, hovering above her head for a moment, then, as if driven by a demonic intelligence, wrapped around her neck. The desperate cry of the woman was immediately interrupted by the loud shouts of the excited natives. But the terrible theatre is not over yet. The hitherto stiff tentacles of the tree moved, and one by one they slowly curled towards their victim. She bound her like a ball of snakes with brutal force. And then slowly, like the arms of a crane began lift stiff leaves. They formed a sort of gigantic flower and silently closed around the struggling woman. With tremendous force, they pressed together tighter and tighter, and after a while, a trickle of red liquid began to flow down the trunk. It was a mixture of a woman's blood and the honey-like sap of a man-eating tree. The screaming natives were now crawling to the bloodied tree trunk, grabbing and licking the precious liquid. They pushed each other away and crowded around the trunk to taste the hideous drink. Excitement reached its peak and unimaginable orgies ensued. The leaves of the Tepe tree did not open until ten days later, and again bent gracefully down to the ground. Only the white skeleton that fell from them to the ground reminded of the horrible theater that had recently taken place here.
This is how the German traveller Karl Liche described his eyewitness in a letter to the Polish scholar dr. Omelius Fredlowski at the end of the last century. The letter was printed in several newspapers and magazines, and attracted a lot of attention. It was first published in 1878 by the popular magazine Gräfe und Walter in Karlsruhe, and the Indian Mail, published in Madras. The New York World and the Australian Register followed in 1880, and a year later the Antanarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine, published by missionaries in Madagascar, reported the incident . However, no botanist or traveller went in search of the man-eating tree at that time, and it was gradually forgotten.
The search is on A new wave of interest was sparked by an article in the Sunday supplement of the American newspaper American Weekly dated September 26, 1920. But he didn't bring any new information about the tree, he just dusted off and somewhat dramatized Liche's letter, adding a cartoon picture of a naked blonde hugging the thorny leaves of a horrible tree. This article inspired Michigan Governor Chase Salmon Osborne to travel to Madagascar to investigate this botanical mystery. Osborn travelled all over Madagascar, but unfortunately he couldn't find the tree anywhere. However, all the natives he met told him about the tree. The experiences of his trip were published again by the American Weekly in October 1924. And for the third time, the American Weekly returned to this topic in January 1925. In an article entitled Escape from the clutches of a man-eating tree described the expedition of the traveller WC Bryant to the island of the Philippines, where in the jungle he came across human skeletons in the branches of a strange unknown tree.
The reaction of botanists to these articles was sharp. "Carnivorous plants only hunt and consume insects up to a few millimetres in size," they fumed. "Man or a larger animal cannot by any means become their prey."American Botanist Science Magazine he concluded his unsparing criticism by saying: “Fields and forests certainly do not abound in poisonous plants and animals. They are much safer than the streets of most cities. If there is such a tree as described in some of the tabloids, we offer a reward of ten thousand dollars for its living specimen." It is difficult to say whether it was the sight of this reward or just a desire for adventure that led to the search for the man-eating tree in 1935 to the forests of Madagascar by former British army officer L. Hearst. Although he did not find natives of the Mkodo dwarf tribe who would lead him to their revered tree on the island, he was not completely unsuccessful. He met a black hunter who confirmed to him. that "devil trees" do grow there, and deep in the forests, religious ceremonies involving human sacrifices to these trees are still secretly practised today. Encouraged, Hearst spent four months searching the island and finally came upon the huge carnivorous plants. The revered man-eating Tepe tree was hidden from him by the natives, but Hearst brought back photographs of large lizards swallowing small rodents and pictures of some unknown trees, under which lay the skeletons of larger animals. Of course, he couldn't import live specimens of trees, he would need at least a truck for that. But scientists did not recognize his photos as evidence and suspected him of forgery. So Hearst went into the woods again, but this time he didn't come back. He died under mysterious circumstances somewhere in the groves of succulent harpagophytes in the southeastern region of the island. That's also where our search began. The revered man-eating Tepe tree was hidden from him by the natives, but Hearst brought back photographs of large lizards swallowing small rodents and pictures of some unknown trees, under which lay the skeletons of larger animals. Of course, he couldn't import live specimens of trees, he would need at least a truck for that. But scientists did not recognize his photos as evidence and suspected him of forgery.
We thought that there was a green impenetrable jungle waiting for us there, like in Africa, but the dry thorny bush we got into was perhaps even worse and more impassable. It is dominated by raffia palms, which tolerate drought well, and massive baobab trees, scattered among thickets of thorn bushes. The landscape looks completely unearthly. Prickly giants grow out of the sharp red sand, whether they are thorn bushes with thirty-centimetre thorns, or strange didiera trees, whose flexible branches are so covered with thorns that the leaves between them are almost not visible at all. Traversing this landscape with a machete is extremely difficult. The spines will immediately tear your clothes and injure your body. After walking a few tens of meters in this terrible vegetation, you have to come back covered in blood. That is why many unknown plants are still hidden here today. Indeed, carnivorous plants also grow here. They are mainly so-called pitcher plants with peculiar sac-like pots in which they trap their prey. It is attracted by the sweet nectar secreted on the lid and elsewhere on the surface of the tube, and as soon as it reaches the slippery surface, it falls into the tube from where there is no return. It drowns in a slimy liquid and is gradually broken down by the plant's digestive juices. However, the legs of the well-known Madagascar carnivores are a maximum of 30 cm long, so their usual prey is really only insects. What's more, the trapping system of these plants is only passive. However, the traveller was describing to Liche. that the man-eating tree Tepe was actively catching its prey. By its rapid capture by some growths and subsequent pinching of the leaves. Rather, it resembled carnivores from the family of flycatchers, or sundews. However, they also hunt only insects.
Surrounded by insidious thugs In the south of the island, where the searcher of the man-eating tree Hearst mysteriously disappeared, but we can come across plants that are dangerous to larger animals and even to humans. Not that they will eat him, but they can bind him and trap him in their branches. They are very strange plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. They hide in the thorn bush that covers most of the area. They lurk among spiky house-sized cactus-like succulents and thickets with huge thorns and razor-sharp leaves. They really lurk because they need to sink their hooks into the skin of a living creature. I repeat, not to suck his blood like a vampire, but to disperse their seeds. One of them is the very rare plant Harpagophytum grandidieri. The natives call her andrindritra, or tree with claws. It has very long and flexible branches, hanging in a massive bunch down to the ground, at the end of which pods with seeds grow. The capsules are egg-shaped and have very sharp, reverse hooks. Unlike our thistles, which cling to clothes but do not injure the skin, harpagophyte pods easily pierce the skin as well. When the seeds are ripe, the pod easily falls off and the animal it attaches to carries it away. At the same time, he suffers a lot of pain, because the hooks mercilessly scratch his skin with every movement. But until the seeds are ripe, the pods hold firmly on the branches. If the branches are swayed by the wind, they can wrap themselves perfectly around a random animal or person. If the victim tries to free himself, he ends up like a fly in a spider's web. He gets even more tangled and more hooks get stuck in him. He is trapped in a painful grip and unless outside help comes he will perish.
However, we were looking for a tree that would not only imprison its victim, but also gradually devour it. When meeting the natives, we did not miss a single opportunity not to ask about him. But they just shrugged. Of course, "devil trees" dangerous to humans grow here, but they are mostly "fady". Fady is the Malagasy term for a taboo, i.e. a kind of restriction or prohibition, the violation of which is punished by means of supernatural forces. The place where such a tree grows is sacred and no white man is allowed to enter there. Fortunately, our Malagasy guide Pascal was university educated and not afraid of ghosts. He was very good with the local natives and often managed to skilfully extract valuable information from them.
Our jeep bounced along the tree roots and deep potholes of the narrow road in the middle of the forest. It was already dark and we were getting nervous. It was not very wise to enter the sacred territory of the natives at night. Despite the noise of the engine, we suddenly heard a sharp scream from outside. It sounded like a high-pitched woman's wail, but we already knew it was bad. It was the battle cry of the Antandroy tribe. We sharpened our attention and soon white shadows flashed between the trees. Immediately figures in white robes and spears in hand ran out onto the road. Our guide Pascal encouraged the Malagasy driver to drive faster, but the broken road did not allow it. Screaming figures ran alongside our car and two managed to jump onto the rear bumper. Through the back window we looked into their grinning faces. Fortunately, a straighter section of the road came, the driver increased his speed and our pursuers had to jump off. After a while they disappeared back into the darkness.
The sacred territory into which we penetrated without the permission of the natives was protected by one of the "devil trees". It was a tree, surrounded by many legends and worshipped by the natives in a wide area. Many years ago, the spirit of the former local king incarnated in his tribe and it is said that he still sometimes demands a human sacrifice. Inexplicable phenomena and even mysterious deaths occur with him. Isn't it the legendary "cannibal tree" that we've been searching for weeks in vain? After another quarter of an hour of driving through the dark forest, the trees thinned out a bit. And then we saw him. He was standing in the middle of the plain and looked truly spooky. Its dark forked silhouette with unnaturally twisted branches loomed against the moonlit sky. However, we immediately recognized that it was not a man-eating tree unknown to science, but an ordinary baobab. Although a rare tree, growing only here in Madagascar, but apart from its unusual appearance and ability to live to an incredibly old age, the tree is not at all mysterious. It is in no way dangerous to humans, let alone carnivorous. We explained the death of a man, whose body was recently found torn to pieces here, as an attack by the worshippers of the tree and the guardians of the sacred territory, who threatened us a while ago. It was getting close to midnight, and strange screams and voices started coming from the forest behind us. I guess it wasn't just harmless lemurs, because both Pascal and the Malagasy driver got nervous. They say it's high time to get out of here.
"Among the devil trees we worship here are some that can actually kill a person, and sometimes from a distance," a white-haired old man from a small village told us. "How is that possible?" we wondered. "Go to Kinkony Lake, there you will learn their secret," he replied with an enigmatic smile.
The journey there was horrible. Deep holes, boulders and incredibly steep climbs. In the village of Ananalava, consisting of a few huts with a reed roof, the villagers ran around us and dozens of black hands began to touch us curiously. There probably weren't many white people here before us. Pascal asked about the devil trees and the faces of the natives suddenly turned to stone. We took out the presents. Cheap jewellery, T-shirts, pens. After a while, everything was fine and the natives were talking again. The trees are called Kumanga and they are said to be very dangerous indeed. Although they do not eat people or animals, they are so poisonous that they can kill even from a distance. Especially when they are blooming. The layer of poisoned air from the flowers is said to reach quite far when there is no wind. Birds that sit among their leaves fall dead to the ground, and animals that want to hide in their shade immediately perish. Jirka Skupien, the photographer of the expedition, just smiled sceptically. The man standing right next to him noticed this and nodded his head: "Many unbelieving Thomases have already paid the price for their haughty carelessness. They sniffed heroically at the flowers and soon lost consciousness.” It occurred to me that perhaps the occasional discovery of the skeletons of people who had carelessly laid down in the shade of a poisonous tree had given some natives the idea that the tree had seized its victim, eaten it, and then thrown the skeleton out.
When we asked them to show us the way to the nearest Kumanga, they shook their heads telling us not to go there. It might not turn out well. We explained to them that it was because of these trees that we came here from a far country, and that we can protect ourselves from them. That was indeed true. Danny, the expedition's diver, decided to go close to the dangerous tree with a mask and breathing apparatus. We take out more gifts, and finally a young native gets into our car after all. He will lead us to the tree.
The sandy road twists and turns in dense green vegetation and we have to switch on the four-wheel drive a few times. The car bravely digs through the sand further and further, but in the end we still have to continue on foot. A few quick sips of warm water, bagels on the back and off we go. On the way, the native gives us one last lesson. When we are at the tree, we are not to drink or eat. Unfortunately, he doesn't know if the tree is currently blooming. He had not been with him for a long time. We are burning with impatience and we discuss again how we will proceed with the tree.
And then we are finally there. The green crown of the Kumanga peeks out from behind a group of palm trees. We probably wouldn't really recognize her ourselves. I pull out my binoculars and scan her branches. I don't see flowers anywhere. There is therefore no immediate danger. We approach cautiously and constantly sniff around. The air is clean, no hint of the slightest scent. The mask can remain in the bagel. Two bird carcasses are rotting under a tree, and a little further away lies the shell of a turtle with its spine peeking out. I would like to find skeletons of larger animals here, but no luck. I guess instinct warned them of the danger in time. The native bends the branch and shows us the large hard pods. These were recently deadly flowers. I tear one as a souvenir and store it in a microtene bag. All around is calm, no drama is happening. I expected us to be putting our lives on the line here. I was a little disappointed. We would have to wait a few months for the next flowers and deadly atmosphere. But even the natives themselves do not know exactly when the tree blooms. It is said to be irregular and depends on the rains. But Kumanga is fiercely poisonous even now. We have to be careful and not touch her too much. Not even on leaves. A year ago, cows from the village wandered here and grazed on the juicy leaves from the branches. They were dead in a few moments. The natives therefore decided to get rid of the murderous trees once and for all. They came to burn them. We saw the work of destruction with our own eyes in the adjacent clearing. Burnt, blackened logs stuck sadly up to the cloudless sky. Maybe we were some of the last white people who saw the legendary killer trees with our own eyes and filmed them. They don't grow anywhere else. Even here in Madagascar there are a few last specimens only in this area. And so we actually felt sorry for those dreaded "devils" in the end. And the man-eating tree? Maybe he met the same fate.
Fantastic Facts No. 1/99 and 2/99
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2023.05.27 05:47 not_a_library Stardew Valley Boys Planet farm
The update no one asked for lol
A few weeks ago, I made a post talking about how I created a new farm on the game Stardew Valley and when I went to name the dog you get at the beginning, the first name that came up in the random name generator was Cong. I took that as a sign and decided to name all my animals after Boys Planet trainees.
Well, I just hit 100% perfection on that farm, so here is where we are now! Please don't ask how I got to perfection in less than 2 months. I have been doing very little with my life hahah. It's fine, I'm fine, everything is fiiiine.
Anyway, here we go! Please remember this is just for fun. They are fictional animals and I mean, they are mostly male names even though the animals would be female and also cows, goats, sheep, and pigs can give birth. Don't make it weird. The type of animal a trainee is does not really reflect on my feelings or make a comment on the trainee as a person.
Horse: Mr Rover. Because naming the horse after any of the trainees felt wrong hahah
Cows I chose to name after the Star Masters. I vaguely went in order. I started with Minhyun and Sunmi. Sunmi gave birth to Yeo Jingoo, and Somi I think? I purchased two more - Key and Huta. And then I think Jingoo gave birth to Jaehwan.
Goats: Started with Do-ha and Mingyu. Mingyu gave birth to Kamden
Ostrich: Gyu-vin because tall
That is my first barn. It's full, so no more room. Here are the coop animals.
Chickens: Seowon, Wumuti, Haruto
Ducks: Woongki and Ollie
Void chicken: Jiwoong
Blue chicken: Jongwoo
Rabbits: Takuto and KuanJui.
Dinosaur: Bangchan. Yes, he's not a BP trainee, but I couldn't think of anyone else and my friend suggested it since he always gets jokes about being old.
I currently have a gold egg incubating, but I will be naming that one Taemin because he is my ult. I do have room for one more, but I am unsure what/who I would add.
Now for the final barn, which is pigs. At first I went with some of the more high ranking trainees, except for ones I knew I wanted to name elsewhere (Gyuvin, for example). Then, well, they just...kept having babies. I can't remember all of the parentage or the order they came in honestly. But here we go
Pigs: started with Hoe Taek and Shanbin. I do remember Hoe Taek gave birth to Zhang Hao. Hoe Taek had the most babies, actually. Here are the rest of the pigs as I can recall: Taerae, Yujin, Jay, Ricky, Anthonny, Keita, and I think Phanbin? (Edit: OMG I'M SORRY. It's Matthew, not Phanbin. I promise if someone has another baby I will name them Phanbin)
I know there are currently 10 pigs, so there's room for two more. Honestly would not surprise me if those spots get filled hahah.
So there it is! If you want to submit suggestions for the last coop animal and the two pig names, go for it! It has been really fun to do this. I normally don't care what I name my animals in SDV. It was cute to walk around and "talk" to them and get little messages like "Haruto is very happy today!" If I saw one animal wandering off, I'd go see who it was (it was often Ollie the duck if I'm honest).
If I could change anything, I'd make sure Woongki was also a chicken so he and Seowon can chill together. I'd also have planned more in advance and named my farm Planet Camp!
Sorry I don't have any pics; I play on the Switch, and getting photos from my Switch to the computer is a whole process I don't feel like doing. But I hope this little project makes someone happy or gives a little joy! Very silly bit of fluff. I'll probably keep playing this farm, or switch to my non-perfected farms instead.
Thanks for reading!
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2023.05.27 01:18 No-Bed-1829 Northern Lights last Friday
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Photos from the Tantalus lookout and down in the Squamish Valley
Color wasn’t visible to the eye but picked up nicely on the camera.
2023.05.27 00:26 JulianSkies Blackriver Cases - Season 3 “Linked” - Episode Single “Hunter”
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Season 3 “Linked”
Episode Single “Hunter”
“This is very irregular, you know?”
“And so is importing an extremely dangerous, viciously intelligent predator all the way from nightside to dayside.”
It had taken an entire paw for someone to finally arrive, and it felt disgusting the entire time. They didn’t have any real facilities for storing corpses, so they had to improvise by partially dismantling the interior of the breakroom’s fridge and messing with the settings. She had thought that she’d feel disgusted dealing with a corpse, but somehow that wasn’t it, it was that for some reason it felt wrong to store it like that.
And it took an entire paw for a necrologist to finally arrive. Of course they couldn’t do their forensics here, they’d need to transport it somewhere with proper facilities, and somewhere deep inside her she felt better about the cooled van they were going to use to transport the animal, it was certainly more respectful than a jury-rigged freezer.
“Guess he’s getting to you isn’t he?” Keya mutters to herself, finally having finished the handoff in the garage. Hopefully nothing like that would happen again anytime soon, or ever if possible. She makes her way back to the central administrative room of the precinct, passing by the armory as one always does on the way to the garage.
“This is just a game to you!” “And what do you know of fucking reality?!” “Nothing! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR YOU BRAHKIN APE!” it was curious why Marik even allowed Santos inside the armory if they were going to fight. Still, they might be a little more shouty right now but the stress of the previous mission must be getting to them, and in her knowledge they could sort themselves out soon.
She stops as soon as she enters the central room, it always distresses her lightly how this precinct didn’t even have a single office, she lets her mind sit on the idle thoughts about the everyday functions of her workplace as her tail thrashes uncertainly behind her. After all that stress it was difficult to get her emotions ordered enough to think straight, and the latest change to her nightmare didn’t help. She’d expected to see the nixa as her chaser, as it’d happen for a time every time she’d deal with something particularly dangerous, but instead it was at the very end, in Santos’ arms, as if the human had died trying to protect it. “I guess that was a positive change? Maybe?”
She shakes her head with enough force to draw some attention, then walks over to Lunek’s desk. He’d still be out of commission for a bit, the shoulder wounds could easily have cost the man his arms if they had taken even a fifth of a claw longer to get to the hospital, but thankfully muscular reconstruction was within their capacity and the wound sufficiently fresh they wouldn’t need to worry about nerve reconstruction. But there was something weird about his wife’s reaction to the news, she’d seen family being distressed at a wounded exterminator, but she seemed angry instead of scared or even worried.
Then, she walks over to Santos’ desk. He had given her permission to check his work, he’d been working on the animal database and had stuck to a string of old cases for a mysterious predator nicknamed ‘the black claw’, something that was incredibly elusive and had been killing even in the middle of the capital. Cases as old as the republic itself, in fact. Santos’ datapad had a map containing cases he’d decided were relevant, and a diagram of the wound patterns was also visible, thankfully no images of the wounds themselves but something about it was familiar.
But her thoughts about the human’s grisly cataloging were interrupted by said man’s guttural roar of fury and pain. The words that accompany the roar are so jumbled her translator can’t even recognize them and she doubts another human could either. Everyone present turns their attention to the door towards the armory as loud crashing and metallic noises echo down the hall. And then a horrible noise she couldn’t identify for a moment, a high-pitched bleat that sounded like a venlil’s mimicry of a furious roar.
Everyone had stood up, having drawn their tranq pistols and focusing on the doorway. The first one to walk out of it is Marik, walking nonchalantly as if nothing had happened. Except something clearly had happened, he had four marks across his face, his right shoulder was deeply stained orange with his blood and his eyes had a look of fury she had never seen in her kin before, but perhaps most distressingly was the red stains in his paws and running down his mouth “I don’t know how you handle this, it’s absolutely brahking disgusting” he says, ignoring everyone who’d instinctively raised their guns at his entrance, picking up a medkit that’s always hanging at the wall and beelining to the breakroom.
And right behind him is another grizzly sight. Looking the very sight of everything everyone feared humans would look like, orange staining the white of his sleeves as well as his nails, Santos spits a tuft of fur from his orange-stained mouth “And you taste absolutely fucking foul too” with that morbid remark she notices he’s also deeply stained with red, three ragged gashes down his left arm and a portion of his right ear missing, spilling red down his right shoulder. He calmly follows Marik to the breakroom.
It wasn’t, in fact, pretty. Santos knew very well this was an absolute fucking disaster. Taking a bite of your coworker’s shoulder would have been a complete disaster if they were both humans, and by everything that’s holy the fucking devil sheep was pretty much one, but he was a venlil and given how often ‘eaten’ was a cause of death for this species the optics of this situation was as horrible as it could be.
Sure, the devil sheep had started it. He’d completely flown off the handle at whatever it was he had said and managed to perform the miracle of making those stubby claws of his tear through his arm before trying to break his skull with his. And the damage to his ear was a good sign the demon was willing to fight like a goddamn animal, so he just returned the favor in kind.
At least the damned devil sheep still had enough of his faculties to realize both needed medical attention and the hospital wasn’t a viable choice, so now they were both lying down on the couches of the breakroom while Keya carefully applied the contents of the medkit on his enemy. He’d insisted she check him out first, even going as far as growling at her, which just prompted her to give a twist of her right ear equivalent to a human raising an eyebrow.
As soon as she had applied the stitching gel to Marik’s face and shoulder and applied an adhesive bandage to the bite marks the devil sheep silently walked out of the room. “What happened?” Keya asks, with a simultaneously stiff and angry tone that made him question what side of the bed she woke up today, he was betting it wasn’t the cold bastard right now.
“Dunno.” he winces as she applies stitching gel to his ear, the devil sheep’s grinding teeth had managed to somehow take a piece out of it “I said something that set him off worse than I’ve ever seen, but nothing I haven’t said before. I expected him to go talk to you before it got down to blows”
Keya stops for a moment to move herself in his field of view “And he got so angry you bit him?” before returning to his side to start applying a bandage to his ear across the head.
“No, he got so angry he did this” he raises his wounded arm, the cuts are deep and jagged like cut with a rusted and chipped knife “And then all bets were off”
There’s a loud thumping noise of Keya slamming her tail on the ground “And somehow after taking pieces out of each other you just calmly walk over here to get treated like nothing happened?!” it was definitely her if she was getting angry like this.
He takes a deep breath to prepare for the stinging when she starts applying the stitching gel to his arm, thank heavens none of the cuts hit a serious blood vessel “Look, I’ve seen people like that before. Couple of times I had to trade fists with people in that state after the bombs, sometimes the only way to get what you’re feeling out is some violence. And no offense, but your people don’t know how to deal with that need”
Keya sighs “With you calling him a devil sheep in the middle of an exterminator’s precinct it surprises me this didn’t happen earlier…”
At that moment Santos’ mind halts. Something is failing to add up “Wait. Hold that thought- The translator is doing something weird” he turns to face Keya to continue saying something only to be interrupted by the pain of the bandages on his arm.
“I really hope it is because you don’t call people that” she had very purposefully made the bandaging process painful.
“There is zero reason the words, the meaning of the words I’m using, translate to anything you have real context for here” he stares at Keya, who gives him a sideways stare in return “I’m calling him a sheep, the same way he calls me an ape. What you’re talking it seems i’m using one of your idioms here and I doubt that’s true”
Keya takes a seat “The translator is good at finding meanings” she gives a dismissive tail wave “From what I understand the software knows enough to see that you’re using an animal reference as an offensive adjective to construct a phrase we can understand from it. Or at least it’s been able to for… What… The last three terran months at least”
Santos puts a hand on his forehead “So it’s not that word. Do you have a word for a devil? A creature that’s the embodiment of evil in some religion?”
It was a pain talking about translator issues through the translator, everyone knew that “An old faith that still holds some pretty strong roots sees the darkness and the night as evil. The meaning of what you call him keeps getting translated as… A child born of the Night itself.”
The human raises an eyebrow “What, like a vampire or something?”
Keya closes her eyes, and slowly tilts her head to the side “That parsed… I didn’t think humans had those kinds of myths too. But a little less blood drinking and more flesh eating”
He bites his lower lip, he can feel the genuinely foul taste of the orange blood that he still hadn’t cleaned from his face “Of course… A mythologization of ‘predator disease’ itself. Not unlike a changeling, fuck.” he rubs his forehead “And with his high aggression and staring habit, of course he’d see it like that. He never reacted that badly to it before”
Only at this moment he realizes Keya is… Surprisingly, terrifyingly calm about staring at his still blood-soaked visage “I bet he knows you had no idea about what you were talking about. But it’s still a sensitive thing” she stands up “Talk to him, but later. Not going to intrude in his personal life more than this. For now, you’re dismissed until your next shift” she turns to give him a side-eye stare “And clean up before you leave”
Very obviously he was going to clean up before leaving. Walking around drenched in venlil blood wasn’t going to fly in the capital, here in bumfuck nowhere Blackriver? The fact that he had accidentally been using something on par with some old human racial slurs against Maurice didn’t sit well with him, he was an annoying ass with a prickly personality that always got under his skin, but that was all it was.
Face clean and sleeves rolled to hide the stains, he heads out, still mostly looking like he’d lost a fight. Thankfully, the trip to his apartment is quick, and so is the process of getting properly cleaned and changed. He takes additional time cleaning his mouth with mouthwash- This planet made him hyperaware of some things and at this point he was certain he wasn’t going to get the taste of Maurice’s blood out of his tongue for a few days no matter what he did.
But it was better to try to do something about it than sit here and feel weird about it. It meant he should probably go out and eat something, which was a bit of a problem. There were a pair of restaurants on Blackriver, and none of them would deny him but it was always such a laborious process to get served, they were simply not used to humans here and at least half the servers were worse than that. But he just needed a flavor distraction, not really nutrition, so… There was one place where he was very much welcomed.
Ready to leave, he heads out again. The trip is longer this time, but it’s very easy to find one’s way to where he’s going, very much literally the center of town. Blackriver had a large park at it’s center, and parks in venlil cities always amused him in a dark way, they were as wild as wilderness was allowed to get in this planet. What is left of nature here is simply allowed to exist freely in those places, and venlinese cities often had a large amount of them, more than most terran cities. Interestingly, for as little this town had to offer to anyone not working in the farms, the park actually had something that he understood was a bit of a tourist attraction, the forgotten tree.
It is a very large tree, which seemed to grow into unnatural shapes and colors, but that was due to the sheer amount of grafts it had received over time. For some reason, multiple branches had been grafted on it, and even in the time he’d been here there’d been new branches added to it. And on top of that, the branches were often decorated. Never the original branches, always the grafts, and they all were decorated with a variety of things, all of which seemed to be personal effects. Just one detail unnerved him sometimes when looking at it, it was very common for what was seemingly braided wool to be used as a decoration, and there was exactly one source of a material like that in this planet. He knew it was called ‘the forgotten tree’ by the locals, but he never really understood why.
But his objective wasn’t in the park itself, but a place that had a great view of the forgotten tree. The Watchful, a somewhat strange small café, had most of its seating area outside and the kitchen inside and was generally a very silent place. He’d come here once early on when he was looking around the town, the staff here was wary about him as always, one even had asked him why he was here instead of elsewhere. Tired of that kind of reaction, he’d just been honest and said he wanted a drink while looking at the pretty tree. And for some reason the staff seemed to warm up to him very fast from that point on, and he couldn’t quite understand- Other than the fact the tree was probably important, and given the name of the establishment it was probably set up here exactly for people to eat while looking at this strange tree.
He ordered something powerful and intense, a starberry and firefruit juice which was a local blend known to annihilate your sense of taste with its potency and a small fashik salad, one of the most costly items in the menu being an import from the Grand Herd, and to him something that tasted just like breaded and fried cauliflower despite it being raw leaves. All very helpful in washing away the taste in his mouth. He sat there in the seat outside, looking at the forgotten tree, nobody bothering him about his wounds. There was a sense of calm to doing this that really helped alleviate his nerves.
But something caused him to tense, something he saw. Maurice himself had shown up, not at the café however, but at the tree. He watched the night-black venlil walk up to the tree, sit in front of it and just… Stay there. And it made him curious, at this point he was done with his snack and he needed to talk to him anyway. So he walks over calmly.
He notices the man has something on his lap, it looks like a pair of metal rods with some electronic components on them, and he had a small box of tools with him. On closer inspection, those rods seemed like a part of the rifle he had used yesterday. But some unseen force, some understanding inside him, made him unable to start up a conversation.
He looks up at the tree, it sways gently as the everlasting breeze cannot seem to overpower it for more than a moment at a time, the sun through its leaves shines a mosaic pattern on the ground. The decorated branches remind him deeply of something… Ceremonial. Like something you’d see at a temple. So he just sits down in front of the tree as well, looking up at it. “Do you know what this tree is?” Marik asks.
Santos just shakes his head gently
“It’s a grave” he looks at Marik “There’s many traditions out here. In one of them, when someone dies their death is marked by grafting a new branch on a special tree” the venlil looks up at the tree “Do you know this tree’s name?”
“I’ve heard it called the forgotten tree”
“The special tree… It’s supposed to represent one’s family. In that tradition” he looks back down, and continues to adjust the component he was messing with “A person’s passing is remembered by adding another branch of the family tree”
Santos looks back up at the tree “If this is that kind of tree then… Whose family is this?”
“This one… This one is different” Marik takes a slow breath “Once upon a time, someone wanted to leave a mark for a nameless person. Someone who’d died without a herd, or even a family.” his hands stop moving for a moment “So, they grafted a scion to a random tree, in the name of a forgotten one”
Then, he continues the adjustments “And someone heard about it, someone that needed a forgotten one to be remembered. So they came here too, and added another branch. And it happened again. And again.”
“This is a grave for the herdless, the reviled, the forgotten.” Marik looks up again, but he notices this time he’s looking at somewhere specific on the tree “A grave for the ones everyone else wanted to forget, but one last person wanted to remember” he looks back to his work “A tree for the forgotten”
Santos takes in the tree again, looking at the various decorations. He doesn’t really form a real thought about the tree, or the branches, he just lets his mind take it in “They… Set up the café back there, so they could come visit without anyone asking, isn’t it?”
Marik points to a branch about halfway up the tree, one where a thick rope of braided wool serves as an adornment. The rope’s wool is of two contrasting colors, a deep jet-black and a dirty white “That… It’s my parents’ hand binds”
Hand binds… He trusted the translator to have given him the right meaning, especially given what else Marik had just said. Earth also had some traditions with hand binds for marriage.
Marik takes a deep breath turns to face him “You will keep your mouth shut while I speak” then he looks back at the tree
It didn’t feel like a threat, strangely enough. And he had the feeling this was going to get complicated “My mother had predator’s disease, she was a violent predator that once very much put a kid’s head through a locker in my school because the kid annoyed her too much.” he wanted badly to say something “My father was part of a death cult, he’d raise dangerous predators and set them off in the town. And the worst of all, for me at least, he spent every waking moment caring for his flesh eaters, he loved them more than me”
That sounded horrible, but something felt off. Marik’s tone sounded as flat as the cold bastard’s. But he was told not to speak until he was done. Marik then sets down his tools and the piece he was working on, and pulls out a small white box with two subdivisions from a satchel and he keeps it firmly held in his lap, Santos can identify it easily as a holder for contact lenses. And just as it seems, Marik brings up one of his hands up to his face, and very gently and carefully removes one of his contacts, revealing the terrifying color of his eye. Then he repeats the procedure with the other, storing his contacts in the box, and turns to face Santos- Staring at him with those two demonic eyes.
Deep black sclera and blood-red irises, when coupled with his night-black wool and nasty disposition it really made him look like a demon. It made sense why the word ‘nightchild’ was used. He’d seen him without his contacts once before, when they fought the first time, the one time he shouted at him for real. “I have hyperchromia” he says, in a flat tone.
Marik keeps his face trained on him, but his ears are pinned back “My body produces far more pigmentation than natural. Venlil don’t get this deep black” he grabs at his wool “Without special care, this fur falls off on its own. My mother always had a lot of missing patches, making her look sick” Marik adjusts his facing to look directly into Santos’ eyes, but it wasn’t the usual side-eye that other venlil give, it was a terrifyingly unnerving human stare that hit him directly into the uncanny valley. But in that stare, Santos could see a thin green film over the man’s cornea “It affects my vision. The pigmentation seeps into the cornea and distorts light. Anything with color… It bleeds off, overwhelms everything around it”
“You’re blind…” it was muttered, he almost flinched expecting Marik to snap at him, but he doesn’t.
“It has overtaken my entire vision, except for a small bit, at the far left side of my right eye. There’s a ten degree angle where its effects are… Lesser. I can see shapes, and shadows”
Then, Marik turns to face the tree again. It’s visible how much he can’t put it into focus with how his stance is different. “I’m a nightchild. Fur black as the night, the eyes of a predator, and the disposition of one” he looks down, and starts getting his tools back into the box. The way he does it without error, and the way he stores the gun part back in his satchel as if he could see perfectly, speaks of his practice of doing this.
“You do not know what it is you call me, but I’ve heard it all my life. I couldn’t take it as well when I was a kid” he looks back up “That girl… She’d always call me a monster. A predator. She’d say nasty things every paw, every time I met her in the corridors she’d berate me.” he takes a deep breath “One day I lost my patience, like I did with you last paw”
That causes Santos to wince, knowing where this was going “I smashed her head through the locker. Bent the flimsy metal with her skull. She was sent to the hospital” he didn’t know if he wanted to know what happened next.
“The exterminators got involved. I was panicking when I heard it, we all know what happens when they get involved. But my parents arrived before they did.” Marik takes a deep breath “I inherited my hyperchromia from my mother” he pauses for another moment “I remember her as the gentlest woman I have ever met, she was careful with every movement, she taught me how to guide my movement with my tail to make up for lack of sight” he tilts his head slightly to the side “That time, she’d put an unnatural aggression in her voice, she growled at the exterminators like a beast. They asked things, and she admitted that the girl had been annoying her, so she’d smashed her head”
There’s a long stretch of silence, and Santos says nothing until Marik pulls something else out of his satchel. It’s a book that seems to have survived a fireplace somehow, which he hands over to him. “Do you remember those athai that had nested in an abandoned house? That problem you solved that made Keya start trusting you, when you decided to move their nests?” Marik turns to face him, without his lenses to give his eyes focus that glassy and distant stare is unnerving “I lived there. With my father” he turns back to the tree.
The book is something he can’t read, but it looks half burnt and there seems to be something inside of it. He considers for a moment, and decides to pick up his datapad to have the visual translator tell him at least the title “The Linked Chain”. He opens up the book carefully, this thing has survived an attempt at destruction and it shows, whatever it had to say was mostly lost to the flames. But there were some objects being held by the book. A small charm with three metal hoops all connected at the center, a data storage device with clear signs of heat damage and a fragment of a burned photograph.
The photograph was of a short venlil, jet-black wool, black sclera and blood-red irises, but at the burned edges of the image he could see something else, a hand holding the image of the one in the photo, just a wisp of off-white wool and almost difficult to notice just the shoulder of another, much smaller, jet-black venlil. This once was a family photo.
“He was certain he could save the failing crops with the athai. He raised them carefully, kept them out of trouble, let them roam the fields. The crops were truly failing back then” Marik takes a deep breath “My lenses, they were the only gift he ever gave me. They’re not normal lenses, they can selectively change the intensity and frequency of light that crosses them, they use programmable nanostructures so they can be adjusted for the user.” he takes a deep breath “I’m… The only one with those. They let me see, by taking away the color of things… They use military cloaking technology, technology that isn’t available to civilians”
Santos continues to page through the book, and at the very end he finds one last object. A fragment of a letter of all things, almost completely burned only a handful of words and a sigil can be seen, the sigil is of three leaves crossed together “One day exterminators showed up at our house. They said a dangerous death cultist was trying to get everyone killed, and wanted to talk to my father.” he extends his hand to him, and Santos returns the book.
“I was familiar with the precinct’s personnel, they’d bothered my mother relentlessly in the past. I recognized the chief of the time, but not the others.” he takes a deep breath again “They didn’t bother asking questions when my father showed up, they didn’t bother about collateral. It was all he could do to shove me out of the effect range”
Santos bites his lower lip, wanting to say something. But there was no sense of finality to Marik’s words yet “And then they just left. No followup. Not making sure the body was consumed. I knew enough to grab a water bucket, but wool burns like dried ipsom. He always carried that book with him, hidden, he didn’t trust it anywhere else. He had no strength for words, he barely had the strength to start pulling it out of where it was”
“I wonder… If my father would be proud” he closes his eyes “Now that i’m just like his beasts.” before Santos could be tempted to answer, he continues “Predator, bah. Stupid name. Like you humans say, it denotes a relationship. Who eats, who gets eaten. Stupid, that means nothing”
Marik raises a hand up to his face “Look at you. That word means nothing, it doesn’t tell you who is dangerous. No, no… The important word is hunter. They are the ones who kill.” he slowly flexes his fingers “Humans… There’s almost no human hunters. Bet even the arxur have those who aren’t hunters either. But we all forget us herbivores have hunters too.” he closes his hand in a fist “The difference is that you eat what you kill, we just leave it to rot” he lowers his hand “I am a hunter, and I love it.”
Marik stands up “Santos. I hate humans” his voice is distressingly cold “And more than any one of your kind I hate you” he turns to face him “My life was simple, before you arrived”
Especially now, it always caught Santos off-guard how Marik could growl “I knew who to hate, I knew what was right and wrong, it was simple. But you took that from me” he steps closer “And you took it from me in the most terrible, sadistic way possible” and he steps even closer, close enough he can feel the man’s wool against his chest “You took it from me in such a way that I don’t want it back anymore. You took that ease, that simplicity of my life away forever. I can’t have it back because I don’t want it. And it’s YOUR FAULT”
Marik takes a step back “My mother gave herself so I wouldn’t go to a facility. My father gave me eyes that can see, and the price was life.” Marik turns around and faces away, he lowers his tail towards the ground and brings it around his legs, swiping the ground in front of him “Everything that endangered us we killed, anything that competed with us we’ve starved. My father knew that. He knew we were the apex predators of this planet, nothing could stand before our hunters, and I’m one of them. You made me realize that” he says, before he walks away. Santos just stares, watching as his companion moves on as if he could see, tail swiping around the ground in front of him- Like a human would use a cane.
Santos sighs, and sits down. He then looks up, staring at the branch with the white-and-black braid “Hey. I know you don’t know me, but I know your son. Y’know, he’s one hell of a fucking ass. Seems like he’s always been, eh?” he wasn’t sure why he was doing this “But he’s good. Said he’s like your athai now, don’t think he is, he knows restraint. Bites like one, though. Don’t know why he’s with us right now, not after those… People took you two from him. But he’s a good guy.”
He takes a deep breath “He needs a friend, I can’t be it. I guess… I helped him out, yeah. He needed what happened but… I can’t be friends with him anymore now, he wouldn’t allow it. It’s fine, he needs to hate someone, too. Hating you is what got him going when you were gone, it seems. I can take it, he’s fun to annoy too.”
He looks at the tree itself now, at the flecks of light that shine through the mismatched leaves “You should be proud of him. I know I would be.”
And... Here's a weird-ass chapter? We see the aftermath of having a close call, and we learn more about Marik's weirdness. The season "Linked" has a single chapter, on account of being a situation that couldn't really fit happening during a mission. Who knows, it might get other chapters later- We have more characters with their own histories to discover.
This was one of the chapters I spent most brainpower on if anything because it... Felt good thinking about it. Yeah I was crying writing it, it was genuinely difficult for some raeson.
And the next season is "Burned Minds", with such a name I wonder what could it be about.
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My name is Dylan, I'm a 21 year old guy from the US who is looking to put myself out there in hopes of meeting someone! I'm fine with any age and any time zone or part of the world.
I'm here looking for a genuine friendship while also having a flirty/sexual bond between us as well and where we would be open to teasing or sexting when and if we got comfortable. I've been pretty touch starved lately and whenever I get in the mood I just don't have anyone to bond with in such an intimate way anymore. I'd like to get to know someone else's body just as much as I know mine if that makes sense, in addition to having a meaningful friendship between us. I mainly like to use Snapchat as I find it more personal and fun to send pics on there and or do anything more intimate for when that time comes. But I also have discord as well.
So for more about me - I'm single, living at home with family and my cat whom I adore to death, and I've got a pretty quiet life right now and don't get out that much. I spend a lot of my time in my room relaxing when I'm not engaging in one of my hobbies and whatnot. I got a job as a facility maintenance tech at an office building near me. I'm a very down to earth type of person. I'll never lie to you or ever treat you in any way other than genuine respect and kindness, something that feels lacking these days in some people.
One thing I'd like you to know is that we don't have to do anything sexual or anything until we become comfortable. Im not like a lot of guys I see in how they treat women with that stuff. I'll always be upmost respectful and kind towards you and will always be mindful and considerate of your boundaries and feelings. It matters to me a lot. Another thing I really care about is having someone (especially someone I'm intimate with and where we are comfy showing our bodies) feel confident and comfortable in their own skin around me. I don't like how society tells women they need to look a certain way or put a bunch of stuff all over their face in order to be accepted. I'd like you just the way you are, even on the laziest of lazy days. I'd never judge you and you wouldn't ever have to feel like you have to wear makeup or wear anything different or do anything other than be yourself around me to be accepted. I want to make you feel secure about your body and comfortable feeling safe being yourself :) I hope we can bring each other more confidence as a part of exploring things together.
Physically I'm just shy of 6ft tall, I'm average/slim build, and I'm white/Caucasian with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. I wear glasses too and I'm clean shaven. I have neatly trimmed and short pubic hair but in general I'm not a very hairy guy haha.
Now that we've established who I am and what I'm looking for, here are a few interests of mine to get to know me better!
• Fall/Autumn season
I had to list this one because I just adore the fall and everything that comes with it. My birthday is in October too so it's always been my favorite month. I much prefer fall and winter over a muggy humid summer. In the cooler seasons there's always ways to warm up.
I'm good at fixing electronics and I'm quite nerdy in that aspect. So if something breaks I can fix it ;) I'm also good with my hands and quite inclined mechanically. Just the other day I was over at my elderly neighbor's barn helping him put a toolbox on his truck.
I love genres such as classic rock, alternative rock, psychedelic rock, gothic rock, heavy metal, punk, post punk, hardcore, etc. My current favorite bands are The Cure and Joy Division/New Order. But I like tons of older and newer bands as well. such as: Bauhaus, Velvet Underground, Type O Negative, Nirvana, Rush, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, the Wipers, Cream, MC5, Stooges, 13th Floor Elevators, Screaming Trees, Green Day, Mountain, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Jefferson Airplane, etc.
• Cooking and Baking
I like to cook and learn new recipes, as well as bake fun things too! It's always nice when the house feels nice and cozy and smells good. I appreciate the simple pleasures in life, a cozy cup of tea and music or a movie in bed or sitting outside is so nice! I believe in veganism and I've been trying to become more vegan lately in what I eat.
I love animals of all types, and I currently have an older cat which I adore to death! We rescued her from the local shelter. She's the sweetest thing. (I think I love her more than anyone in the house lol, she just makes me so happy) :) I also don't kill insects or bugs, I catch and release them outside.
I enjoy art, both creating it from time to time such as drawing, and admiring other peoples work. There's just something so fun about it and seeing things so beautiful.
I love houseplants and really anything nature related and also spiritual such as crystals and rocks. I love to help my mom in caring for all of our plants and also gardening outside when its a good growing season. Its fun! I also like cottage core and goblin core type vibes and enjoy sitting out on the deck burning incense, its peaceful :)
• Cozy video games
I'm not a hardcore gamer really, but I enjoy simple and fun cozy relaxing games such as Stardew valley and Minecraft. :)
I love to shoot with my Nikon D5500 D200 and I've really been enjoying taking photos of my cat and nature landscapes! This includes closeups, photos of trees, the fields, etc. I've been working a lot on composition, long exposures, getting nice blurred backgrounds, depth of field, etc. It's interesting to me.
• Scented Candles
I'm a little bit of a candle fanatic... I have like 25 of them now lol 🕯️
Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Why You Should Vibe With Me, I'm Dylan your host, and hopefully you won't see me on the air again if I find someone! All jokes aside, take care everyone and if I seemed to catch your interest I'd love to hear from you. If not then good luck to you in the future!
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2023.05.26 22:34 jravitz [WTS] 260+ Bottles - Niche, Designer, Vintage, Hard to Find and Discontinued - Le Labo, Creed, MFK, Mind Games, Chanel, Dior, Kilian, Amouage, Byredo, Gucci, YSL, More! (Bottle)
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of my bottles for sale, are available in my spreadsheet which you should bookmark and look at for a more updated inventory Spreadsheet
| ||HOUSE ||FRAGRANCE ||SIZE ||REMAINING ||Notes/Condition ||Price ||Type |
|1 ||Amouage ||Incense Rori Attar ||12mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$439 ||Niche |
|2 ||Amouage ||Material (Woman) ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; Tester Cap ||$145 ||Niche |
|3 ||Amouage ||Orris Wakan Attar ||12mL ||99% Full ||Full Presentation ||$419 ||Niche |
|4 ||Amouage ||Rose Aqor Attar ||12mL ||99% Full ||Full Presentation ||$419 ||Niche |
|5 ||Amouage ||Vanilla Barka Attar ||12mL ||99% Full ||Full Presentation ||$419 ||Niche |
|6 ||Andy Tauer ||Cologne du Maghreb ||50mL ||99% Full ||First Release, Rectangular Clear Bottle; With box ||$95 ||Niche |
|7 ||Bond No. 9 ||Madison Square Park ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|8 ||By Kilian ||Apple Brandy on the Rocks ||50mL ||99% Full ||Full Presentation, Box has some wear. ||$160 ||Niche |
|9 ||By Kilian ||Bamboo Harmony ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester Refill (No Spray) ||$209 ||Niche |
|10 ||By Kilian ||Black Phantom ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester Refill (No Spray) ||$215 ||Niche |
|11 ||By Kilian ||Gold Knight ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester Refill (No Spray) ||$209 ||Niche |
|12 ||By Kilian ||Good Girl Gone Bad ||250mL ||99% Full ||Decanter; No Box ||$800 ||Niche |
|13 ||By Kilian ||Intoxicated ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester Refill (No Spray) ||$209 ||Niche |
|14 ||By Kilian ||Love Don't be Shy ||50mL ||99% Full ||Full Presentation, Box has some wear. ||$160 ||Niche |
|15 ||By Kilian ||Love Don't Be Shy Extreme ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$190 ||Niche |
|16 ||Byredo ||Infloresence ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Niche |
|17 ||Byredo ||Lil Fleur ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Niche |
|18 ||Byredo ||Mixed Emotions ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Niche |
|19 ||Byredo ||Mumbai Noise ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Niche |
|20 ||Byredo ||Sunday Cologne ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Niche |
|21 ||Chanel Exclusif ||Cuir de Russie EdT ||200mL ||95% Full ||No Box; Tester ||$725 ||Niche |
|22 ||Chanel Exclusif ||Misia EdT ||200mL ||98% Full ||Vintage Discontinued Formula; No Box ||$380 ||Niche |
|23 ||Chanel Exclusif ||No. 22 EdT ||200mL ||97% Full || ||$550 ||Niche |
|24 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Bois D'Argent ||7.5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini ||$30 ||Niche |
|25 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Bois D'Argent ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 0V01 (2010 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$35 ||Niche |
|26 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Cologne Royale ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 1X01 (2011 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$30 ||Niche |
|27 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Diorissima ||7.5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini; No Cannister - Price includes shipping ||$30 ||Niche |
|28 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Eau Noire ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 1R01 (2011 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$35 ||Niche |
|29 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Eden Roc ||7.5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Price includes shipping ||$30 ||Niche |
|30 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Granville ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 0V01 (2010 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$35 ||Niche |
|31 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Milly-La-Foret ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 0W01 (2010 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$30 ||Niche |
|32 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||Mitzah ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 1W01 (2011 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$35 ||Niche |
|33 ||Christian Dior / Dior Privee ||New Look 1947 ||5mL ||100% Full ||Official Mini - Batch Code 1R01 (2011 Production Date) - Price includes shipping ||$30 ||Niche |
|34 ||Clive Christian ||I Pour Femme (Woody Floral with Vintage Rose) ||50mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$180 ||Niche |
|35 ||Clive Christian ||Rock Rose ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$289 ||Niche |
|36 ||Creed ||Acqua Florentina - F Batch ||75mL ||95% Full ||Box, Can add a Creed Cap as well ||$175 ||Niche |
|37 ||Creed ||Aventus - 22A11A ||100mL ||100% Full ||Full Presentation ||$250 ||Niche |
|38 ||Creed ||Aventus Cologne - 2022 Batch ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$234 ||Niche |
|39 ||Creed ||Aventus Cologne - F Batch (Plastic Cap) ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed in Box ||$239 ||Niche |
|40 ||Creed ||Aventus for Her - F567 ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$190 ||Niche |
|41 ||Creed ||Erolfa - 15X01 ||120mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$369 ||Niche |
|42 ||Creed ||Erolfa - F Batch ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$160 ||Niche |
|43 ||Creed ||Green Irish Tweed - 19U11 ||50mL ||99% Full ||Full presentation with Box ||$160 ||Niche |
|44 ||Creed ||Green Irish Tweed - 2022 Batch ||100mL ||98% Full ||Full Presentation ||$195 ||Niche |
|45 ||Creed ||Himalaya - 22B01A ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Square Style Cap ||$175 ||Niche |
|46 ||Creed ||Millesime Imperial - F Batch ||100mL ||100% Full ||Comes with Box and SQUARE Older Style Cap. ||$180 ||Niche |
|47 ||Creed ||Neroli Sauvage - F241 ||100mL ||100% Full ||Comes with Box and SQUARE Older Style Cap. ||$180 ||Niche |
|48 ||Creed ||Original Santal - F511 ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$185 ||Niche |
|49 ||Creed ||Original Vetiver - 16A01 ||120mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$249 ||Niche |
|50 ||Creed ||Royal Mayfair - 15R01 ||120mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$229 ||Niche |
|51 ||Creed ||Royal Oud - F BATCH ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$289 ||Niche |
|52 ||Creed ||Royal Water - 20C01N ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Square Style Cap ||$175 ||Niche |
|53 ||Creed ||Silver Mountain Water - 21V01A ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Square Style Cap ||$175 ||Niche |
|54 ||Creed ||Spring Flowers 2023 ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$225 ||Niche |
|55 ||Creed ||Tabarome - 21Y01A ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$149 ||Niche |
|56 ||Creed ||Virgin Island Water - F473 ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$195 ||Niche |
|57 ||Creed ||White Amber - 17W01 ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$149 ||Niche |
|58 ||Creed ||Wind Flowers - 22C01B ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap ||$199 ||Niche |
|59 ||Diptyque ||Do Son Eau de Toilette ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$99 ||Niche |
|60 ||DS & DURGA ||Amber Kiso ||100mL ||100% Full ||New, No Box ||$125 ||Niche |
|61 ||Frederic Malle ||Eau de Magnolia ||10mL ||100% Full ||Official Travel Spray ||$55 ||Niche |
|62 ||Gallagher ||Bergamot Silk ||100mL ||99% Full || ||$84 ||Niche |
|63 ||Giorgio Armani / Armani Prive ||Gardenia Antigua ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$155 ||Niche |
|64 ||Giorgio Armani / Armani Prive ||Pierre de Lune ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$155 ||Niche |
|65 ||Giorgio Armani / Armani Prive ||Rose Alexandrie ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$155 ||Niche |
|66 ||Guerlain ||Angelique Noire ||30mL ||100% Full ||Mini Bee Bottle Decant ||$215 ||Niche |
|67 ||Guerlain ||Angelique Noire ||10mL ||100% Full ||Tall Glass Decant ||$55 ||Niche |
|68 ||Guerlain ||Bois D'Armenie ||200mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$379 ||Niche |
|69 ||Guerlain ||Cherry Oud ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$279 ||Niche |
|70 ||Guerlain ||Cruel Gardenia ||200mL ||100% Full ||Brand new tester without box ||$329 ||Niche |
|71 ||Guerlain ||Embruns D'Ylang ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$339 ||Niche |
|72 ||Guerlain ||Epices Volee ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$339 ||Niche |
|73 ||Guerlain ||Gourmand Coquin ||10mL ||100% Full ||Tall Glass Decant ||$60 ||Niche |
|74 ||Guerlain ||Herbes Troublantes ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$339 ||Niche |
|75 ||Guerlain ||Joyeuse Tuberuese ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$349 ||Niche |
|76 ||Guerlain ||Musc Outreblanc ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$349 ||Niche |
|77 ||Guerlain ||Oeillet Pourpre ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$339 ||Niche |
|78 ||Guerlain ||Oud Nude ||200mL ||95% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$369 ||Niche |
|79 ||Guerlain ||Rose Barbare ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$339 ||Niche |
|80 ||Guerlain ||Rose Barbare ||200mL ||90% Full ||DECANTED - NO ORIGINAL BOTTLE ||$250 ||Niche |
|81 ||Guerlain ||Santal Pao Rosa ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester (No Box) ||$349 ||Niche |
|82 ||Guerlain ||Tonka Imperiale ||30mL ||100% Full ||Mini Bee Bottle Decant ||$199 ||Niche |
|83 ||Guerlain ||Tonka Imperiale ||10mL ||100% Full ||Tall Glass Decant ||$55 ||Niche |
|84 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Agar Ebene ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|85 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Epice Marine ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$145 ||Niche |
|86 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Iris Ukiyoe ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$145 ||Niche |
|87 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Osmanthe Yunnan ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$145 ||Niche |
|88 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Paprika Brasil ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$165 ||Niche |
|89 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Santal Massoia ||100mL ||100% Full ||No Box ||$199 ||Niche |
|90 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Vanille Galante ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|91 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Vetiver Tonka ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box, No Cap ||$155 ||Niche |
|92 ||Hermes / Hermessence ||Vetiver Tonka ||200mL ||100% Full ||Full Presentation, Brand New. ||$399 ||Niche |
|93 ||Hiram Green ||Vetiver ||50mL ||95% Full ||Full Presentation ||$130 ||Niche |
|94 ||House of Sillage ||Hufflepuff ||75mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$330 ||Niche |
|95 ||House of Sillage ||Nouez Moi ||75mL ||99% Full ||Tester ||$120 ||Niche |
|96 ||I Profumi di Firenze ||Caterina De Medici ||50mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$35 ||Niche |
|97 ||Initio ||Musk Therapy ||90mL ||99% Full ||Full presentation with Box ||$200 ||Niche |
|98 ||Initio ||Side Effect ||10mL ||100% Full ||Official Travel Atomizer ||$75 ||Niche |
|99 ||Knize ||Knize Ten ||125mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$110 ||Niche |
|100 ||Le Labo ||Another 13 ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$189 ||Niche |
|101 ||Le Labo ||Baie 19 ||100mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$225 ||Niche |
|102 ||Le Labo ||Cedrat 37 – Berlin City Exclusive ||100mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$275 ||Niche |
|103 ||Le Labo ||Cedrat 37 – Berlin City Exclusive ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$225 ||Niche |
|104 ||Le Labo ||Gaiac 10 – Tokyo City Exclusive ||100mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$400 ||Niche |
|105 ||Le Labo ||Mousse de Chene 30 - Amsterdam City Exclusive ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$300 ||Niche |
|106 ||Le Labo ||Musc 25 – Los Angeles City Exclusive ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$250 ||Niche |
|107 ||Le Labo ||Rose 31 ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$175 ||Niche |
|108 ||Le Labo ||Santal 33 ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$199 ||Niche |
|109 ||Le Labo ||Tabac 28 – Miami City Exclusive ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$250 ||Niche |
|110 ||Le Labo ||The Noir 29 ||50mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed Once to Test / Brand New; No Box ||$175 ||Niche |
|111 ||Maison Crivelli ||Bois Datchai ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$169 ||Niche |
|112 ||Maison Crivelli ||Rose Saltifolia ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$159 ||Niche |
|113 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||724 ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$365 ||Niche |
|114 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Amyris Femme ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$139 ||Niche |
|115 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Amyris Femme Extrait ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|116 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Amyris Femme Extrait Special Edition Bottle ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$245 ||Niche |
|117 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Celestia ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$115 ||Niche |
|118 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte ||200mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$279 ||Niche |
|119 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$149 ||Niche |
|120 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Celestia Forte ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$159 ||Niche |
|121 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Media Cologne Forte ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$175 ||Niche |
|122 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Universalis Cologne Forte ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$119 ||Niche |
|123 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Universalis EdT ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$219 ||Niche |
|124 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Vitae ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$219 ||Niche |
|125 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Vitae Cologne Forte ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$119 ||Niche |
|126 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Aqua Vitae Forte EdP ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$159 ||Niche |
|127 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Baccarat Rouge 540 EdP ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$205 ||Niche |
|128 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Gentle Fluidity Gold ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|129 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Grand Soir ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$170 ||Niche |
|130 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||L'eau a La Rose ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$129 ||Niche |
|131 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||L'eau a la Rose ||35mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$90 ||Niche |
|132 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||L'homme A la Rose ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$159 ||Niche |
|133 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Oud EdP ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$170 ||Niche |
|134 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Oud Extrait ||10mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$35 ||Niche |
|135 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Oud Satin Mood EdP ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$190 ||Niche |
|136 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Petit Matin ||70mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$145 ||Niche |
|137 ||Maison Francis Kurkdjian ||Petit Matin ||200mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$350 ||Niche |
|138 ||Mark Birley ||Charles Street ||75mL ||97% Full ||Travel Version ||$90 ||Niche |
|139 ||Masque Milano ||Tango ||35mL ||99% Full || ||$90 ||Niche |
|140 ||Memo Paris ||French Leather ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|141 ||Memo Paris ||Inle ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|142 ||Memo Paris ||Italian Leather ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box or Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|143 ||Memo Paris ||Lailabella ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|144 ||Memo Paris ||Marfa ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|145 ||Memo Paris ||Moon Fever ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|146 ||Memo Paris ||Oriental Leather ||75mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box; No Cap ||$135 ||Niche |
|147 ||Mind Games ||Caissa ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$250 ||Niche |
|148 ||Mind Games ||Gardez (Black Queen) ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$225 ||Niche |
|149 ||Mind Games ||J'Adoube ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$299 ||Niche |
|150 ||Mind Games ||Scholar's Mate ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$225 ||Niche |
|151 ||Mizensir ||Cologne de Figuer ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$175 ||Niche |
|152 ||Mizensir ||Cologne de Matte ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$175 ||Niche |
|153 ||Mizensir ||Ideal Oud ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|154 ||Mizensir ||Mythique Vetiver ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$175 ||Niche |
|155 ||Mizensir ||Sweet Prailine ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|156 ||Mizensir ||Bois de Mysore ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|157 ||Mona di Orio ||Cuir ||75mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$120 ||Niche |
|158 ||Oliver and Co. ||M.O.U.S.S.E. ||50mL ||99% Full ||Limited Edition 87/133 ||$110 ||Niche |
|159 ||Parfums de Nicolai ||Patchouli Intense ||100mL ||98% Full ||Full Presentation ||$119 ||Niche |
|160 ||Perris Monte Carlo ||Tuberuese Absolue ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$99 ||Niche |
|161 ||Pomare's Stolen Perfume ||Angel's Share ||9mL ||70% Full ||No Box ||$40 ||Niche |
|162 ||Roja Dove ||Apex Discovery Atomizer ||7.5mL ||99% Full || ||$50 ||Niche |
|163 ||Roja Dove ||Creation-E Essence de Parfum ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|164 ||Roja Dove ||Scandal Essence de Parfum ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$165 ||Niche |
|165 ||Roman Monegal ||L'eau de Rose ||50mL ||97% Full || ||$70 ||Niche |
|166 ||Santa Maria Novella ||Sandalo ||100mL ||95% Full ||No Box ||$80 ||Niche |
|167 ||The Harmonist ||Desired Earth Eau de Parfum ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand new, Sealed ||$219 ||Niche |
|168 ||The Harmonist ||Magnetic Wood Parfum ||50mL ||100% Full ||BNIB Sealed ||$229 ||Niche |
|169 ||Tom Ford ||Beau de Jour ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$1,000 ||Niche |
|170 ||Tom Ford ||Ebene Fume ||250mL ||99% Full ||Decanter; No Box ||$750 ||Niche |
|171 ||Tom Ford ||Ebene Fume ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$170 ||Niche |
|172 ||Tom Ford ||Fougere Platine ||250mL ||90% Full ||Decanter; No Box ||$625 ||Niche |
|173 ||Tom Ford ||Fougere Platine ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$1,000 ||Niche |
|174 ||Tom Ford ||Fucking Fabulous ||250mL ||99% Full ||Decanter; No Box ||$750 ||Niche |
|175 ||Tom Ford ||Fucking Fabulous ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$180 ||Niche |
|176 ||Tom Ford ||Grey Vetiver Parfum ||100mL ||100% Full ||Sealed, New in Box ||$170 ||Niche |
|177 ||Tom Ford ||Oud Fleur ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$1,000 ||Niche |
|178 ||Tom Ford ||Oud Wood ||250mL ||99% Full ||Decanter; No Box ||$750 ||Niche |
|179 ||Tom Ford ||Rose de Chine ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$175 ||Niche |
|180 ||Tom Ford ||Rose Prick ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$269 ||Niche |
|181 ||Tom Ford ||Soleil Blanc EdP ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$140 ||Niche |
|182 ||Tom Ford ||Soleil Brulant ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$145 ||Niche |
|183 ||Tom Ford ||Soleil Neige ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$850 ||Niche |
|184 ||Tom Ford ||Tobacco Oud ||50mL ||95% Full ||No Box ||$180 ||Niche |
|185 ||Tom Ford ||Tobacco Vanille ||50mL ||90% Full ||Full Presentation with Box ||$155 ||Niche |
|186 ||Tom Ford ||Tuscan Leather ||50mL ||100% Full ||Magnetic Cap Decant ||$115 ||Niche |
|187 ||Tom Ford ||Vert des Bois ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$900 ||Niche |
|188 ||Tom Ford ||White Suede ||1000mL ||100% Full ||Sealed Dramming Bottle ||$850 ||Niche |
|189 ||TVGA ||Milestones Extrait ||9mL ||90% Full ||No Box ||$40 ||Niche |
|190 ||Washington Tremlett ||Black Tie ||100mL ||95% Full || ||$125 ||Niche |
|191 ||Yves Saint Laurent ||Tuxedo ||250mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$375 ||Niche |
|192 ||Acqua di Parma ||Arancia Di Capri ||150mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|193 ||Acqua di Parma ||Colonia EdC ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$75 ||Designer |
|194 ||Acqua di Parma ||Colonia Intensa ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|195 ||Aqua di Parma ||Magnolia Nobile ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$115 ||Designer |
|196 ||Caron ||Pour un Homme de Caron Le Matin ||125mL ||100% Full ||Opened to test, sprayed once ||$69 ||Designer |
|197 ||Caron ||Pour un Homme de Caron Le Soir ||125mL ||100% Full ||Opened to test, sprayed once ||$69 ||Designer |
|198 ||Caron ||Pour Un Homme Impact Parfum ||75mL ||97% Full ||No Box ||$175 ||Designer |
|199 ||Chanel ||Allure Homme Sport - Aftershave Balm ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|200 ||Chanel ||Allure Pour Femme EdT ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|201 ||Chanel ||Antaeus ||100mL ||85% Full ||Silver Sprayer ||$125 ||Designer |
|202 ||Chanel ||Bleu de Chanel - Aftershave Balm ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box, Minor Cosmetic Damage ||$55 ||Designer |
|203 ||Chanel ||Bleu de Chanel - Aftershave Lotion ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box, Minor Cosmetic Damage ||$55 ||Designer |
|204 ||Chanel ||Bleu de Chanel Parfum ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$130 ||Designer |
|205 ||Chanel ||Chance Eau Tendre EdP ||50mL ||90% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$90 ||Designer |
|206 ||Chanel ||Chance Eau Tendre EdT ||150mL ||99% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$120 ||Designer |
|207 ||Chanel ||Coco EdP ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$85 ||Designer |
|208 ||Chanel ||Coco Mademoiselle - Moisturizing Body Lotion ||200mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$55 ||Designer |
|209 ||Chanel ||Coco Mademoiselle EdP ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$90 ||Designer |
|210 ||Chanel ||Coco Mademoiselle EdT ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|211 ||Chanel ||Coco Mademoiselle L'eau Privee ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$90 ||Designer |
|212 ||Chanel ||Cristalle Eau Vert EdT Concentree ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Designer |
|213 ||Chanel ||Cristalle EdP ||50mL ||95% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$135 ||Designer |
|214 ||Chanel ||No. 19 ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$115 ||Designer |
|215 ||Chanel ||No. 5 Eau Premiere ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$85 ||Designer |
|216 ||Chanel ||No. 5 EdP ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$85 ||Designer |
|217 ||Chanel ||Platinum Egoiste ||75mL ||99% Full ||SPLASH, NOT SPRAY Older Formulation ||$125 ||Designer |
|218 ||Christian Dior ||Dior Homme Sport - 2017 Version ||125mL ||99% Full ||Tester; No Box Batch Code is 6Y02 ||$89 ||Designer |
|219 ||Christian Dior ||J'adore in Joy EdT ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap, No Box ||$60 ||Designer |
|220 ||Floris ||007 ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap, No Box ||$100 ||Designer |
|221 ||Floris ||A Rose For... ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$65 ||Designer |
|222 ||Floris ||Cefiro ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester with Cap, No Box ||$59 ||Designer |
|223 ||Floris ||Lily of the Valley ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box. ||$65 ||Designer |
|224 ||Gucci ||Gucci Guilty Absolute ||90mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$70 ||Designer |
|225 ||Guerlain ||Habit Rouge L'instinct ||100mL ||99% Full ||Sprayed once ||$84 ||Designer |
|226 ||Guerlain ||L'instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EXTREME ||10mL ||100% Full ||VINTAGE BLACK RIM - DECANT ||$50 ||Designer |
|227 ||Hermes ||Twilly ||80mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$65 ||Designer |
|228 ||Jo Malone ||Amber & Lavender ||30mL ||90% Full ||No Box ||$52 ||Designer |
|229 ||Jo Malone ||English Oak & Redcurrant ||30mL ||80% Full ||No Box ||$49 ||Designer |
|230 ||Jo Malone ||English Pear & Freesia ||100mL ||100% Full ||Brand New with Gift Box and Gift Set (Body Wash, Body Lotion) ||$180 ||Designer |
|231 ||Jo Malone ||Rose & White Musk Absolu ||100mL ||100% Full ||No Box ||$180 ||Designer |
|232 ||Jo Malone ||Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense ||50mL ||99% Full ||Tester; No Box ||$90 ||Designer |
|233 ||Thierry Mugler ||A*MEN ||100mL ||99% Full ||Rubber Flask; No Box ||$75 ||Designer |
|234 ||Thierry Mugler ||A*MEN Ultra Zest ||100mL ||85-90% Full ||Rubber Flask; No Box ||$250 ||Designer |
|235 ||Tom Ford ||Costa Azzura Parfum ||50mL ||100% Full ||Brand New, Sealed ||$130 ||Designer |
|236 ||Amouage ||Cristal and Gold Ladies ||50mL ||95% Full ||Vintage, Incredibly hard to find. Full presentation in nice condition ||$399 ||Vintage |
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|238 ||Chanel ||Egoiste Cologne Concentree ||100mL ||97% Full ||Bottle Only ||$399 ||Vintage |
|239 ||Chanel ||Gardenia EdT ||100mL ||100% Full ||Vintage; Sealed ||$390 ||Vintage |
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|249 ||Gucci ||Envy Aftershave ||50mL ||100% Full ||BNIB Sealed ||$140 ||Vintage |
|250 ||Gucci ||Envy Aftershave ||100mL ||100% Full ||BNIB Sealed ||$215 ||Vintage |
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|253 ||Guerlain ||Heritage EdT ||200mL ||100% Full ||New; Vintage; Splash. 1991 Bottle. ||$225 ||Vintage |
|254 ||Guerlain ||Samrasa EdP ||50mL ||100% Full ||No Box ||$109 ||Vintage |
|255 ||Guerlain ||Samsara EdT 1992-1993 Formulation ||100mL ||100% Full ||Tester; No Cap; No Box ||$109 ||Vintage |
|256 ||Jean Desprez ||Bal a Versailles ||9 Oz ||70% Full ||Vintage; Splash; No Box Open to offers on this enormous bottle. ||$135 ||Vintage |
|257 ||Lacoste ||Eau de Sport Vivifiante ||100mL ||99% Full ||No Box ||$110 ||Vintage |
|258 ||Lacoste ||Land ||100mL ||99% Full || ||$130 ||Vintage |
|259 ||Nino Cerruti ||Fair Play Pour Homme ||100mL ||99% Full ||Full presentation with Box ||$275 ||Vintage |
|260 ||Paco Rabanne ||Eau de Metal ||20mL ||100% Full ||Vintage; Mini ||$15 ||Vintage |
|261 ||Ralph Lauren ||Silver Romance for Men ||100mL ||80% Full ||No Box, No Cap ||$145 ||Vintage |
|262 ||Revillon ||Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Super Concentrate ||60mL ||99% Full ||Atomizer ||$190 ||Vintage |
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2023.05.26 22:25 JoshAsdvgi Sacheen Littlefeather (( Marie Louise Cruz ))
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Sacheen Littlefeather (( Marie Louise Cruz ))
Marie Louise Cruz (born November 14, 1946), known as Sacheen Littlefeather, is an Apache actress and activist for Native American rights.
On March 27, 1973, she represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards to decline the Best Actor award for his performance in The Godfather.
The favorite to win, Brando boycotted the ceremony in protest of Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans and to draw attention to the standoff at Wounded Knee.
During her speech, the audience was divided between jeers and applause.
Half-Native American (both White Mountain Apache and Yaqui) and half-white, Littlefeather had sought to become an actress.
She was involved in the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz and learned about her heritage.
After the Academy Award speech, she worked in hospice care, continued activism for a number of health-related and Native American issues, and produced films about Native Americans.
Early life and career
Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather was born Marie Louise Cruz on November 14, 1946, in Salinas, California.
Her mother was a leather stamper from Phoenix, Arizona, of French, German, and Dutch descent.
Her father was a child of an alcoholic father who beat him and he grew up in foster homes, among relatives, poor, and suffered from a tumor on his hearing nerves resulting from loud head noises.
He later met her mother as a saddle Maker in Arizona.
Her father died of cancer at 44 years of age in 1966 and is buried at our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Salinas.
A tombstone was erected in his honor by his wife's request and placed by their youngest daughter.
The Church is now a historical monument by the Monterey Historical Society.
Her mother and two sisters were subject to their father’s rage & beatings.
Her father was born in the desert and is from the White Mountain Apache and Yaqui tribes. The couple moved to California while her mother was pregnant.
They opened up their own business.
"Cruz Saddlery" and her parents are also remembered in Salinas Valley.
She was primarily raised by her maternal grandparents, Marie and Barney, and was Catholic as a child.
Sometimes she lived with her mother; she recalls a trip through Mississippi when she was told to use the "black" water fountains and a sign that read, "No Dogs or Indians Allowed".
While she attended California State College at Hayward (now California State University, East Bay), she continued to look into her Native American identity.
In Oakland, she worked with the Intertribal Friendship House.
In 1969, she became a member of Indians of All Tribes and participated in the occupation of Alcatraz, when she adopted the name Sacheen Littlefeather.
She learned more about Native American customs from elders and other protesters.
On a full scholarship to the American Conservatory Theater, she began acting education. Aspiring to become an actress, Littlefeather picked up several radio and television commercial credits and joined the Screen Actors Guild.
In 1970, she was named Miss Vampire USA, a promotion for Dark Shadows.
Playboy magazine planned a spread called "10 Little Indians" in 1972, and one of the models was Littlefeather, but Playboy editors cancelled its publication due to the Wounded Knee incident.
A year later in October 1973, after her Academy Award appearance fame, they ran the photographs of Littlefeather as a stand-alone feature.
Littlefeather was personally criticized for what was seen as exploitation of her fame. Looking back at the photo shoot, Littlefeather later said, "I was young and dumb.
Academy Awards speech, 1973
Littlefeather got in contact with actor Marlon Brando through her neighbor, director Francis Ford Coppola.
She wrote Brando a letter, asking about his interest in Native American issues, and he called the radio station where she worked a year later
Brando had worked as an activist with the American Indian Movement (AIM) since the 1960s and into the 1970s.
In Washington, D.C., where Littlefeather was presenting to the Federal Communications Commission about minorities, they met and found in common their involvement with AIM.
In 1972, Brando played Vito Corleone in The Godfather, which is considered one of the greatest films of all time.
For the performance, he was nominated for Best Actor for the role at the 45th Academy Awards, which were presented on March 27, 1973, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
But before the ceremony, Brando decided that – as the favorite to win – he would boycott as a protest led by AIM against the ongoing siege at Wounded Knee and his views on how Native Americans were represented in American films.
He called Littlefeather and asked her to appear on his behalf.
"I was a spokesperson, so to speak, for the stereotype of Native Americans in film and television," she later said.
At the ceremony
Littlefeather joined the audience minutes before the award for Best Actor was announced. She was accompanied by Brando's secretary, Alice Marchak, and wore an Apache buckskin dress.
Producer Howard W. Koch, she would later say, told her that she had 60 seconds to deliver the speech or else be removed from the stage; she had planned to read a 4-page speech written by Brando.
The Best Actor award was presented by actors Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore.
After giving brief remarks and announcing the five nominees, they declared Brando to be the winner.
Littlefeather walked on stage and raised her hand to decline the Oscar trophy that Moore offered her.
Deviating from the prepared speech she clutched, she said the following:
Hello. My name is Sacheen Littlefeather.
I'm Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee.
I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech which I cannot share with you presently, because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry – excuse me [boos and cheers] – and on television in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee.
I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening, and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity.
Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando. [applause]
Moore escorted Littlefeather off-stage, past several people critical of her, and to the press. At the press conference, Littlefeather read to journalists the speech that Brando had prepared; The New York Times published the full text the next day.
That Unfinished Oscar Speech
By MARLON BRANDO
For 200 years we have said to the Indian people who are fighting for their land, their life, their families and their right to be free: ''Lay down your arms, my friends, and then we will remain together.
Only if you lay down your arms, my friends, can we then talk of peace and come to an agreement which will be good for you.''
When they laid down their arms, we murdered them.
We lied to them.
We cheated them out of their lands.
We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept.
We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right.
We were not lawful nor were we just in what we did.
For them, we do not have to restore these people, we do not have to live up to some agreements, because it is given to us by virtue of our power to attack the rights of others, to take their property, to take their lives when they are trying to defend their land and liberty, and to make their virtues a crime and our own vices virtues.
But there is one thing which is beyond the reach of this perversity and that is the tremendous verdict of history.
And history will surely judge us.
But do we care?
What kind of moral schizophrenia is it that allows us to shout at the top of our national voice for all the world to hear that we live up to our commitment when every page of history and when all the thirsty, starving, humiliating days and nights of the last 100 years in the lives of the American Indian contradict that voice?
It would seem that the respect for principle and the love of one's neighbor have become dysfunctional in this country of ours, and that all we have done, all that we have succeeded in accomplishing with our power is simply annihilating the hopes of the newborn countries in this world, as well as friends and enemies alike, that we're not humane, and that we do not live up to our agreements.
Perhaps at this moment you are saying to yourself what the hell has all this got to do with the Academy Awards?
Why is this woman standing up here, ruining our evening, invading our lives with things that don't concern us, and that we don't care about?
Wasting our time and money and intruding in our homes.
I think the answer to those unspoken questions is that the motion picture community has been as responsible as any for degrading the Indian and making a mockery of his character, describing his as savage, hostile and evil.
It's hard enough for children to grow up in this world.
When Indian children watch television, and they watch films, and when they see their race depicted as they are in films, their minds become injured in ways we can never know.
Recently there have been a few faltering steps to correct this situation, but too faltering and too few, so I, as a member in this profession, do not feel that I can as a citizen of the United States accept an award here tonight.
I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered.
If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
I would have been here tonight to speak to you directly, but I felt that perhaps I could be of better use if I went to Wounded Knee to help forestall in whatever way I can the establishment of a peace which would be dishonorable as long as the rivers shall run and the grass shall grow.
I would hope that those who are listening would not look upon this as a rude intrusion, but as an earnest effort to focus attention on an issue that might very well determine whether or not this country has the right to say from this point forward we believe in the inalienable rights of all people to remain free and independent on lands that have supported their life beyond living memory.
Thank you for your kindness and your courtesy to Miss Littlefeather.
Thank you and good night.
This statement was written by Marlon Brando for delivery at the Academy Awards ceremony where Mr. Brando refused an Oscar. The speaker, who read only a part of it, was Shasheen Littlefeather.
Later that night, before she announced the Best Actress winner, Raquel Welch said, "I hope the winner doesn't have a cause."
When Clint Eastwood presented the Best Picture award, he remarked that he was presenting it "on behalf of all the cowboys shot in John Ford westerns over the years."
Michael Caine, the night's co-host, criticized Brando for "Letting some poor little Indian girl take the boos" instead of "[standing] up and [doing] it himself".
Reception and legacy
The audience in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was divided between applause and jeers.
Brando and Littlefeather's protest was generally considered inappropriate for the awards ceremony.
"I was distressed that people should have booed and whistled and stomped, even though perhaps it was directed at myself," Brando later told Dick Cavett.
"They should have at least had the courtesy to listen to her."
Her appearance prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rule out future proxy acceptance of Academy Awards.
Littlefeather claims that she was blacklisted by the Hollywood community and received threats.
In addition, she says, media reports published several falsehoods, such as that she was not Native American or had rented the outfit for the occasion.
She has said that the federal government encouraged the blacklisting in order to abate Native American activism after Wounded Knee.
The speech was credited with bringing attention back to the Wounded Knee standoff, on which a media blackout had been imposed.
Coretta Scott King called Littlefeather to thank her for the speech.
In 2014, the 87th ceremony of the Academy Awards drew criticism for lack of diversity in nominations; actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who boycotted the ceremony, cited Littlefeather as inspiration to do so.
After giving the speech, Littlefeather spent two days in Los Angeles before returning to San Francisco.
When she visited Marlon Brando's house after the Academy Awards, while they were talking, bullets were fired into his front door.
At age 29 her lungs collapsed, and after recovering, she received a degree in health and a minor in Native American medicine, a practice she had used to recover.
Studying nutrition, she lived in Stockholm for some time and then traveled Europe, interested in the food of other cultures.
Later, she taught at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, and worked with the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
In 1979, she co-founded the National American Indian Performing Arts Registry, which later helped several actors join the production of Dances with Wolves.
She shared an Emmy Award as an advisor to PBS's Dance in America: Song for Dead Warriors (1984).
She also worked on the PBS shows Remember Me Forever and The Americas Before Columbus (both 1992), and she has produced films on Native American health.
In 2009, she gave testimony in the documentary Reel Injun about Native Americans in film.
She continued doing activism and became a respected member of California's Native American community.
In the 1980s, she led prayer circles for Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American Catholic saint.
In 1988, she worked with Mother Teresa helping AIDS patients in hospice care, later founding the American Indian AIDS Institute of San Francisco.
She campaigned against obesity, alcoholism, and diabetes, and specifically assisted Native Americans with AIDS, including her brother.
In 2015, Littlefeather reported that unauthorized persons were using her name and image to raise money for what was ostensibly a fundraiser for the Lakota nation.
However, the money was never donated to any campaign.
In March 2018, a spokesperson announced that Littlefeather had developed stage 4 breast cancer.
As of April 2018, Littlefeather resides in Northern California.
1973 Counselor at Crime Played > Maggie Cameo
1973 The Laughing Policeman>Minor Role
1974 Freebie and the Bean> Minor Role
1974 The Trial of Billy Jack>played Patsy Littlejohn
1975 Johnny Firecloud>played Nenya
1975 Winterhawk>played Pale Flower
1978 Shoot the Sun Down>played Navajo Woman
2009 Reel Injun Herself Documentary
2018 Sacheen Herself Short documentary
2023.05.26 17:45 NintendoSales [USA] [H] Nintendo and SEGA Collectible Games, Guides, Amiibo, and Gen 1 Switch Console System. NIB, CIB, and Excellent Condition Items [W] PayPal F&F
Selling collectible Nintendo and SEGA games, Amiibo, and Switch console system. Items are new in box (NIB), complete in box (CIB), or in very good to excellent condition. Items were carefully cared for and are described and pictured :-) Shipping costs are INCLUDED in the price (free shipping to the continental USA). Feel free to make an offer on multiple items. Only taking PayPal F&F. Time-stamped image of all items available: https://imgur.com/a/7ILksnp
Nintendo Switch Console System
- Nintendo Switch 1st Generation Grey Console System (https://imgur.com/a/VDm3X7r) - Like new, complete in box (CIB), screen protector applied at box opening (zero bubbles, dust, scratches). Includes everything from initial purchase, including dock and cables. Includes box with all contents. More photos will be added to the link soon - $289
- Astral Chain (https://imgur.com/a/UwUeuUc) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $59
- Celeste Limited Run Games #23 Special Foil Edition (https://imgur.com/a/lEmfi4j) - Brand new, sealed, includes collector card, includes protective case - $109
- Fire Emblem Three Houses (https://imgur.com/a/rL61vrF) - Very good, complete in box (CIB), 1st print, includes protective case - $39
- Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (https://imgur.com/a/z9lYh67) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $54
- Mario Strikers Battle League (https://imgur.com/a/E1WyMy5) - Case only, very good, includes protective case - $12
- SEGA Genesis Classics (https://imgur.com/a/xbgUNJ1) - Like new, still has plastic wrap, includes protective case - $32
- Splatoon 2 Bonus Strategy Guide Special Edition (https://imgur.com/a/8w4goZG) - Brand new, sealed - $79
Stardew Valley ( https://imgur.com/a/ntrT7Rd ) - Brand new, sealed, special 1.5 patch sticker, includes protective case - $32
- Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (https://imgur.com/a/sJxlorH) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $49
- Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Zelda & Loftwing (https://imgur.com/a/M0QpkeO) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $20
- Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 30th Edition Toon Link & Zelda 2-Pack (https://imgur.com/a/Ubo1Osi) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $69
- Super Mario Odyssey Wedding Mario, Peach, & Bowser 3-Pack (https://imgur.com/a/2HLNObz) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case- $119
Nintendo Wii U
- Wii Party U (https://imgur.com/a/px1HEEg) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $149
- Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (https://imgur.com/a/gu59q31) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), includes protective case and sleeves - $49
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D ( https://imgur.com/a/MyeMZqF ) - Collector’s quality, case and complete inserts only, includes protective case - $12
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D ( https://imgur.com/a/h8WZQmx ) - Collector’s quality, case and complete inserts only, includes protective case - $14
- Metroid: Samus Returns (https://imgur.com/a/McgqeA7) - Brand new, sealed, includes protective case - $49
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass ( https://imgur.com/a/SsZQ3kI ) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), includes protective case and sleeves - $89
- Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (https://imgur.com/a/7iXV1fZ) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), includes protective case and sleeves - $119
Nintendo GameBoy Advance (GBA)
- Final Fantasy VI Advance (Final Fantasy III) (https://imgur.com/a/4wBmFiF) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), includes protective case and sleeves - $199
- Metroid: Fusion (https://imgur.com/a/1wZMTHu) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), SEAL still partially intact (top carefully opened), flash memory for saves (not a battery that’ll go bad), includes protective case and sleeves - $349
- Metroid: Zero Mission (https://imgur.com/a/tac3scf) - Collector's quality, complete in box (CIB), rare flash memory for saves (not a battery that’ll go bad), includes protective case and sleeves - $329
Nintendo Strategy Guides
Final Fantasy III ( https://imgur.com/a/lyFwFY2 ) for SNES - Collector's quality, complete, no writing, sleeved - $149
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (https://imgur.com/a/Teyfuqy) for GBA - Collector's quality, complete, no writing, sleeved - $34
- Final Fantasy V Advance (https://imgur.com/a/UXaWJw8) for GBA - Very good, complete, no writing, sleeved - $49
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Advance / Four Swords ( https://imgur.com/a/ufzrs6q ) for GBA - Collector's quality, complete, no writing, sleeved - $34
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 ( https://imgur.com/a/uxJxCoM ) for GBA - Collector's quality, complete, no writing, sleeved - $29
- Metroid Dread (https://imgur.com/a/OvxSbii) for Switch - Brand new, sealed, official My Nintendo poster - $34
- Guardian Heroes (https://imgur.com/a/06tFASM) - Collector’s quality, complete in box (CIB), no cracks to case or scratches to disc (never resurfaced), original foam, registration card intact with no writing, ALL inserts included, protective case included. You will never find a better opened copy - $369
- SEGA CD Classics Ecco the Dolphin Not For Resale Edition (https://imgur.com/a/JubzdYN) - Very good, complete in box (CIB), includes protective case - $44
- Shining Force CD (https://imgur.com/a/BwHp9K4) - Collector’s quality, complete in box (CIB), no cracks to case with only extremely minor, hard-to-see, short hairline scratches to disc, original foam, registration card intact with no writing, protective case included. You may never find a better copy - $389
- ToeJam & Earl (https://imgur.com/a/RKQmi4c) - Collector’s quality, complete in box (CIB) including poster from Sonic, protective case included - $89
SEGA Master System
- Golvellius: Valley of Doom (https://imgur.com/a/Ysd1UsO) - Collector’s quality, complete in box (CIB) , protective case included - $89
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2023.05.26 17:27 Sonny2myGina Don’t tell my boss lol
But jess and I were up until like 3am yesterday playing Stardew Valley and taking care of our farm and just chatting. I haven’t had much time to talk to her lately, but I’m gonna hang out with her Tuesday which will be nice. She wants to get pictures taken so she can make her bumble profile better because she’s tired of being single (and all the photos she does have are heavily filtered Snapchat pics) Love her to death though lol
But I logged in for work at 8, and occasionally kept trying to get up to move my mouse. But I passed out and JUST woke up at like 11 in a panic LMFAO. At least I have a three day weekend and not a ton to do today besides some emails. But I definitely did not mean to sleep through my morning tbh. I just haven’t stayed up that long in a WHILE
I looooooove that foxbody. I think I may be biased because of the color. I wish it was manual but I could always swap it? Although wouldn’t it be kinda like your svo where it’s not like actual manual? Like no pedal I mean
I saw that PC! Would be sick for an old set up. I actually started looking for those like old tv built in things, if that makes any sense. Like the old box TVs but ones that are in a stand? I want to take the tv part out and make a bed for a cat 🥺
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2023.05.25 20:00 fairly_forgetful wedding recap and budget: 85 people in Chicago, garden party/church wedding in the city
I've found these super useful while planning my wedding (5/19/23- a week wed tomorrow!) so I thought I'd give back and share some of our thoughts, figures, regrets, etc!
So we started with a budget of 20k. We tried to allot it towards the stuff that was going to be expensive no matter what (venue, food) and to the stuff we cared about (photos, flowers), moreso than to "wedding stuff" that was traditional. I think we for the most part succeeded, however we did end up overbudget by far. I knew there would be surprise expenses but I underestimated them.
Overall goals: we both wrote down some dream goals for the wedding when we started to plan. It is a bit bittersweet to look back on those notes now because the wedding definitely took on a bit of a life of its own, and I think our goals did get a bit lost along the way. I wrote: Cinderella (2015) garden party wildflowers, black cat motifs, Taylor Swift, Mamma Mia vibes, delicate, whimsical, floral. He wrote: live band, ice cream cake, food truck, vibey, lowkey, fun.
Venue: (ceremony): $750. We got married at our church which could have been even cheaper but we added a few hundred for a donation to the general fund. The breakdown was a $100 cleaning fee, $300 musician fee (would have been lower but we asked the music director to learn a few new pieces for the service and wanted to compensate him for the extra work). The church is a gorgeous old Chicago church that we've been attending just over a year. We loved getting married there- the religious element was important to us, and our church community was so happy for us to get married there. It was a pretty church so we didn't really need to decorate it, which saved money as well.
Venue (reception): Firehouse Chicago ($6k). link
. We looked for venues for a while and toured a few. Our guest count was sort of in between the cozy dinner party vibe we wanted, and the giant repurposed warehouse/ballrooms that most of the venues felt like. Smaller spaces that were still beautiful were wildly costly. But we liked Firehouse- it was pretty/unique enough looking that we wouldn't have to cover the place with decor to make it look halfway decent. My only regret about the venue is that it rained on our wedding morning, so they set up these big white tents outside, covering up the courtyard- and the tents were not very cute- the tops of them all stained from tree debris, etc. The courtyard was beautiful- fairy lights, flowers, Chicago brick buildings surrounding it, old trees- it felt like a little secret garden. But with the tents up... you are just in a white tent with stains on the top. I wish I'd made a better plan for rain or thought seriously about what to do and if I still liked the venue in rain mode. And it wasn't even raining by the evening! D: The tents weren't even necessary. But they were up and everything in them setup so there was no taking them down. Oh well. The venue also could have been cheaper - we added their candles for $150 (they strew a bunch of candles around for you) and their getting ready room ($500) for my bridesmaids and me to get ready in. We also took a bunch of pictures up there- it's a beautiful getting ready space. Very vintage feeling. The staff was very helpful to work with, though there were a few restrictions on vendors which we didn't love. They wanted us to use a catering vendor off their approved vendors list, and literally every single caterer would have been over 10k. We ended up going off the list (which would have incurred a small charge- not greater than the difference between that and 10k!) and since they had worked with that caterer before, they didn't charge us the fee- but still. Approved vendor lists sometimes are just a list of pricey people you can't opt out of. The staff of Firehouse was great, and the cost included people to set up your decor for you in the morning, a drop off time the day before with someone to listen to how you wanted things set up, and someone at the event all day to handle any emergencies / guide the staff for the room flip. Dinner is one setup of tables, and then you go outside for a toast/cake cutting, and the staff changes the floor around / takes away some tables to clear space for a dance floor, which was nice optimization of the space. The staff was awesome- they listened to my thoughts about what should go where, took my hampers of table numbers and a giant crossword and a guestbook tablecloth and card box and favors and 50 plus vases of flowers- all this stuff- and set it up beautifully. Prettier than I could have. I didn't have to fix a single thing. When I came downstairs in my wedding dress to go to the church, the place looked incredible. Husband wants me to add that we might have gone with a different reception space if we had known when we started planning that we were going to do the ceremony elsewhere. Part of the appeal of Firehouse was it had the pretty outdoor space where we could have a ceremony. But if we'd gone with a restaurant elsewhere, it would have been probably half the cost (since it would have combined food and venue).
Catering: City BBQ ($4,728, this is with gratuity included.) We had barbecue catering and it was delicious- we got a lot of compliments on the food. Brisket, turkey, mac n cheese, green beans, corn bread, potato salad, buns, and chocolate cake for dessert. They also did some fruit and cheese trays during cocktail hour. It took us weeks of searching last fall to find a caterer that wouldn't be over 10k for our number of guests but it was so worth the search. Chicago ups the cost on sooo many things but there are still some places you can find something cost effective if you put in a lot of time looking. We had wanted to do a food truck, particularly a taco truck, but they were all super expensive. We talked to three of them and it was going to be over 12k, some closer to 15k. We decided we didn't care that much abt the food truck and just wanted something tasty- ideally not the plated classic wedding dinners. So we had the buffet from City BBQ, and it was lovely. They were super nice to work with, and their head caterer came to our walkthrough at the venue a month prior and worked out the timeline etc with the venue coordinator. They did all the serving, setup, clean up, behind the scenes- they were awesome. So worth the money. I saw a lot of recommendations of just get some big tin trays of food and have family / friends manage the serving, but to me it was sooo worth it to have people working the event. I wanted my family and friends to be enjoying themselves.
Bar: Drinks On Us ($2k, gratuity included). The drinks were good. They provided two bartenders (one for the inside bar, one for the outside), and all the alcohol. I went with the package that had one red wine, one white wine, three kinds of beers, all sodas and such, and one custom cocktail (grapefruit fizz and vodka). The going back and forths with this vendor was a little frustrating- they have a faulty system, so as soon as I made a payment, the next day they send an email with vaguely grim language about a payment being over due- "take the easy way out and pay now before incurring 15% fees". The first time (initial deposit in December) I emailed them all alarmed. They said oh don't worry it just does that. The second time (paying the full balance in early May), I was more irritated. I'd just paid $1400, I'm managing giant payments to vendors left and right, and it's telling me I'm overdue and need to PAY NOW. It was unprofessional and a little menacing. The people were great, but the email system they have in place really soured me on them. They were very apologetic. I think I'd still recommend them, but know that you might get faulty emails warning you about late payments and fees.
Cake: Bittersweet Pastry, $140 (link
we got this cake in pink and white for the cake cutting picture. Guests had chocolate cake from the caterer. The cake was beautiful, but not that good lol. But still worth it I think. This was a semi last minute addition as I realized we didn't have anything to cut for a picture.
Rehearsal dinner: A restaurant near our church. I believe this was around 2k, but my husband's parents paid for this. We had sliders and french fries and an open bar. The rehearsal was a lot of fun- the format of the room was a little restrictive, but it felt private to just our group, and it was super close to our church so we could walk right over after the rehearsal.
Marriage license: $60
Officiant: $0 (our priest officiated, she did not take a fee since our church considers marriage a sacrament and part of the duties of the church. We do donate to the church regularly though so you could consider that to be part of the fee.)
Ceremony music: see above church fee- it was about $300 but tied into the church fee
Photographer: Artbelka (Mariya Byelikova) Photography, $3,800. link
. This got us seven hours of shooting, and we will have a gallery of pix as soon as she is done editing them. Photos were very important to me and I loved her style. We did engagement pictures with her, and both my husband and I are a little nervous in front of the camera. She set us at ease and got great movement pictures of us- very natural and candid and documentary style, while still having that stylish cinematic sort of feeling. We loved working with her- I'm hoping to do yearly pics with her or something. She was incredible. She also came to our rehearsal the day before because our church is in the round and is a slightly awkward space to photograph. And we last minute added an hour (we were originally set to do six hours) because we were either going to miss getting ready pics for me, or the special dances on the other end of the day, and she added an hour like 3 days prior to the wedding, no problem. Highly recommend her!
Videographer: Initially, Birch Films (James Birch Eiesland), for what was supposed to be $750 for a local Chicago videographer. It turned out he was from Minneapolis and finishing up school so he'd have to travel to Chicago and added a $200 travel fee. ok... well why are you listing yourself as local? Anyway... 12 days before the wedding he cancelled and refunded our money due to a family emergency. We scrambled and a friend of a friend who has a photography business was able to jump in. Paige Evans photography
. This cost about $1200 but they also were doing it SUPER last minute, and they in general seemed more professional than James. (When we asked him how he was going to capture audio during the ceremony since vows are usually kind of quiet, and the videographer is standing a ways away, he said "his camera will pick up the audio". When we asked Paige how they would get the audio, she said they have a mic for the officiant and one for my husband. Just a glimpse into - you get what you pay for sort of thing.) They shot video of the entire ceremony, entire set of speeches/toasts, first dances- and caught highlights of other moments like dancing, guests, etc. They'll be sending me a 1 minute highlight reel in the next week or so I believe for social media, and the full videos will come later. Husband's parents paid for video, so I am not counting it towards our total.
Flowers: Romee Willow Floral, ($2k) link
. Flowers were one of the most important things to me- I wanted a wildflower sort of feeling, a garden party vibe even though our wedding is in the city. I got quotes from a few florists and I really liked Romee Willow. I sent them my Pinterest board of flower inspo and they made a mood board and we talked through which flowers would be available right now, and the most important colors to me (yellow, light pink, light blue) and the shape of the bouquet, etc. They provided one bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 10 boutonnieres, 2 mom wrist corsages, a flower crown and basket of petals for the flower girl, and 54 bud vases of flowers for the tables at the reception. We originally were going to rent the vases and return them, but we wanted people to be able to take the flowers home (we couldn't, since we have cats) so we ended up getting vases off amazon link
and everyone was able to take the flowers home in their cute vases. LOVED our florals. She beyond delivered. It would have been cheaper if we hadn't had the rental vases in our original contract, but she added more flowers to make up for the difference of not having the rentals. She perfectly caught the vision of what I wanted, and even though some of the flowers I wanted weren't in season (rip black eyed susans, queen anne's lace, etc) she made great substitutes. link to some pics we snapped of the flowers
Flower preservation: Bloom and Make ($600) link
This was a last minute addition as I panicked two weeks prior to the wedding and realized I would want to preserve the bouquet. I wanted it pressed into a flat picture frame to hang on the wall, and I also added a pair of flower earrings. We'll be working together on this as the flowers come out of the press to see which ones look nice still and how I want to do it. I kept my bouquet in water overnight and we drove it to her house the day after the wedding. Very excited to work with her- I love her stuff on her website. She had great insight about colors too- apparently white flowers don't press that well, and reds turn brownish? She was excited to press my bouquet because it was so colorful. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Other Decosignage/DIYs: $600ish. This was all very random stuff. Little gold wire stands to put the table numbers on. Templates to make the seating chart and name cards and table number cards. I got the templates off of etsy and made them on templett, and printed them at Staples. We did a custom crossword from etsy which was about $40 (on sale!) so we provided about 40 questions and answers, and this lady assembled it into a gorgeous "sip n solve" crossword for us. We printed it on laminated paper and got expo markers and a big poster board on an easel for cocktail hour. We also had little paper ones I printed at home if people wanted to try the crossword themselves. Probably about $60 to get the poster printed. I got a tablecloth off of ebay (still in package) for $20- super nice linen hemstitched tablecloth- and we had that set up almost like a blank canvas, for people to sign as a guest book. We also had a board of family wedding pics from our parents and grandparents' wedding days, and had that leaning on the wall behind the card box and matchboxes. All this stuff was super fiddly and time consuming- nothing individually that expensive, but just took time to make and think through what I wanted. I think they all turned out really nice though- especially the tablecloth. I plan to embroider on everyone's messages, and bring it out for holidays and have whoever attends the holiday sign it and date it- trace kids' hands, etc. A living heirloom. :) Our card box was a big yellow bread box from Michaels for $12- I didn't want a "card box" I'd literally never use again, so I got something I think is cute (I love yellow) and I'll use it as decofun storage. We also had an embroidered guest book from Rifle Paper co that was an impulse purchase in the last cpl weeks- I got worried that older guests might not sign the tablecloth and would be looking for a traditional "guest book". That did in fact happen. I'm going to try and transfer their signatures over to the guest tablecloth if I can. I made the matchbook design on my ipad and sent it to someone who had them made into matchboxes for me- about $100 for 100 matchboxes as our wedding favors. I was briefly worried no one would take any but MIL marched around with the basket and gave everybody a matchbox so we only have about 30 left which is a true miracle. Bless her heart. link to tablecloth results / inspo, and some other DIY stuff
Invitations, Save the dates, postage: $400. I used a template on canva for the save the dates, and those were prob about $60. I found a template on Etsy and made the invitations on templett for the wedding- it's a beautiful art nouveau Mucha green frame. Those were also probably about $60-70. Most of the money here went to stamps. I love stamps. I made envelopes that match the garden party / floral vibe, but also that sort of corresponded to each guest's personality a bit. My sister who likes turtles, got a turtle stamp. My friend from ballet class got a ballerina stamp. I just really like stamps. This was an excellent excuse to get a lot of MNH stamps off of ebay I'd been eyeing for years and use them on my stationery. stationery pics
DJ: Just Press Play Productions (originally $550, but we had $9.60 added on). Very mixed feelings on this vendor. I think you get what you pay for. Most DJs were like 2k and we were reaaaally looking to save money by this time. This one was on the preferred vendors list, and they were super cheap, and brought the speakers / microphone themselves, and all we had to do (in theory) was provide the playlists and a device for the music to be played on. When I paid them, I got an irritated email about the fact that I turned on purchase protection (they requested we pay thru venmo, to avoid the credit card fees.) They requested I pay the extra nine dollars and sixty cents, and said it didn't benefit them to have the protection on, and that "they have never not shown up for their customers". I was like ...... but I paid the nine dollars, and decided to reserve judgment. They told us to make a couple of playlist- one of fast songs, one of slow songs, and one with the special music for the first dances, anniversary dance, last dance, etc. We did so. We had a call with the DJ a few days pre wedding and went over his script/transitions. He was going to announce tables for dinner, announce the speeches/transition between them, announce the dances, etc. He did some of those things. We had to do some of the transitions ourselves- everyone gave their toasts and speeches, and then we had to kind of say "that's all the speeches, thank you" and he was just standing there. The music was way too loud. We asked him a few times to turn it down, but if he did, it never took. It was super super loud during dinner, and during dancing. He texted me during the ceremony (I didn't see it till i got home that night lol) "where is the cocktail hour playlist". I didn't know we needed to make one of those- we made a slow song playlist and a fast/dance song playlist, as they had said most people do. It wasn't that he was bad... it just wasn't ideal. We should have looked into it a little more and realized we needed a cocktail hour playlist. And the email chiding us for the purchase protection thing and requesting the nine dollars really made me laugh.
Attire (groom): Husband got his suit made from scratch from an online try on place called Lords of Wool. I'm not sure if we would do it again. It was a lot of hassle to take the measurements and try and figure out what was going to be the closest fit, and when the suit arrived (cost abt $500) he still had to go to a tailor to get it altered. I think it would be easier to just go to someone to get a suit made for you locally. The suit was a light blue linen- really pretty- which was why we didn't go with a bigger name brand - nobody had that specific color. His parents paid for his suit, so I am not counting it towards our total.
Attire (bride): Here's where I really would do stuff different. I got my dress ($2k originally, more like 3.5 with alterations) from Diana's Bridal (not to be confused with David's Bridal!). The alterations cost a lot- even though there really wasn't much that needed to be altered. It fit me pretty well. They took the bust and waist in a little bit, and hemmed the dress, and added a bustle. I think we got "wedding charged" a bit. And then the real reason I am a bit bummed about this aspect is I ultimately decided to wear my mom's wedding dress for the ceremony. 3 grand later- I'm wearing a dress I had all along. So fricking silly. I wore my Diana's bridal dress to the reception, but it was a very full ballgown on little spaghetti straps. Beautiful (I still love it!) but super super heavy. Not very danceable. And I still have welts on my shoulders from those beaded spaghetti straps chopping into my shoulders with the weight of the giant ballgown all night. The bustle failed bc of course it did- it is a super heavy skirt- and my mom had to safety pin it up. I never ended up wearing the veil I got for this dress (it was this one but it was only $100 when i purchased it
because the veil was for the ceremony. And by the week of the wedding I was eyeing stuff like this
on ebay and just wishing I'd been more true to myself and gotten some vintage dress for less than a thousand dollars, a little more danceable, maybe even rewearable- and not felt like I had to get a "wedding dress". Oh well. You live and you learn. dresses
Hair and makeup: Nika Vaughan ($1430) link
. This cost included hair and makeup for me and for two of my bridesmaids- so six hours and six services. My stylist was Lia. She did a great job for the most part! When we did the trial in March, I thought I was going to be wearing the ballgown for the ceremony. So we did loose curls and a little braid for the veil to sit in, and it was beautiful! Get to the wedding day and I'm wearing my mom's dress which has this Edwardian like high collar. I have long hair- curls/down is going to fight with the collar of the dress. But I knew I was going to switch to the ballgown later. So I said what can we do hairwise that's still sort of Rapunzely, that I can take out later and it's still curly and pretty down. So she had to sort of improvise on the day of, and she did a french braid, which isn't my favorite. Oh well. And the flowers she wove into my hair looked sort of straggly- there were daisies and things but she picked these little evergreen looking things that didn't go that great in my hair in my opinion. Oh well. The makeup was beautiful! And the hair came down post ceremony and had gorgeous curls still. I would definitely recommend them- I didn't like "bridal makeup" and wanted something more natural and modern, and they definitely delivered.
Rings: I just used my engagement ring as the wedding band again- it doesn't stack well- ($140 off of etsy, can't find the link anymore but here it is on me
) and he got this ring
from Ethereal Bloom for $55.
Other outfits (mostly bride): $350. I got a dress from Asos link
for the bridal shower and somehow have no pictures in it. It's a great dress though, I will wear it again! Got a little clip in veil from Lulus for $30 for the rehearsal dinner, and a dress from Anthropologie for $176 for the rehearsal dinner, and shoes from Target for $26. rehearsal dinner dress
Bridesmaid and groomsman and flower girl/ring bearer attire: I wanted each bridesmaid in a different color- we did lavender, light blue, light pink, and light green. I wanted yellow originally but they all begged me not to make them wear yellow. So I put the flowers girls in yellow lol. I did a survey of each girl's size, budget for a dress, and requested color of (pink lavender green blue yellow), and once each had a color, I looked online and found 5 dresses for each girl within the price range they listed, with their size available, in the sort of garden party fairy vibe I wanted. They then picked the dress they liked best from the 5 options. Somehow, all four bridesmaids ended up picking dresses in almost the same cut and fabric, so it looks like I told them "this dress!" but it all worked out. They looked great. two of the bridesmaids
. I had a flower girl and ring bearer who were kids, and two babies to be "jr" flower girl and ring bearers. I put the girls in adorable yellow dresses, and the boys had kids / baby versions of what the groomsmen wore. I did not care about the groomsmen attire at all- they did khaki vests because they all had khaki pants already, over a white shirt. I sent each of them a link to a tie in a color matching the bridesmaids- pink, green, blue, lavender. They looked great too.
Other costs: Thankful registry ($30). Definitely recommend registering with Thankful! So convenient to use different websites across the internet- can do literally any store you want, and can attach your paypal/stripe accounts for people to send cash. They also compile a thank you note list with who gave what and when, and little notes from the gift-givers. Other random costs... we used Minted for the wedding website which was free. Definitely recommend! Our website is beautiful and looks like us, and has my lily of the valley motif which I love. We also did both digital and physical RSVPs which worked really well. Plenty of people mailed their RSVPs but a lot of the younger ppl did online. And we could just go in and enter the online stuff for people who lost their card in the mail and/or weren't tech savvy. We had a bridesmaid suite for us to stay in night before the wedding: $218. Half of us ended up not even staying there lol- one of my bridesmaids brought a plus one and she was going to be staying there with us without us knowing that ahead of time... so me and one friend just slept at our own houses (we live in Chicago) and the bridesmaid suite became moreso this one girl and her plus one, and one of my sisters. Oh well lol. For the wedding night we thought abt a hotel room but it never happened and we were happy to just come home to our cute cats and our nice apartment.
total cost: $26,524
tldr; we had a beautiful wedding. We were 6k over budget... some of that was stuff I would definitely change (skip the Diana's bridal dress and get something 3k cheaper), some of that was stuff we forgot to include (we added tip into the totals on things and hadn't had that factored into the original budget, that was definitely over a grand across all the vendors), and some of it was just stuff you don't know you need until you're buying gold wire table number holders on amazon two weeks before the wedding. If I did it again I'd do it different in some ways, but most of the things came out great. And I am SO relieved and happy to be done. Thank goodness we are married and it's done and it was beautiful. Despite the rain.
If you have any questions about anything let me know! I hope this helps other Chicago brides/grooms on a budget. It's expensive out here but we did our best to keep costs low.
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2023.05.25 18:39 minhtyfreshtea [US to wherever USPS can go][Sell][perfume/linen spray/makeup/earrings] NAVA, BPAL, Alkemia, Stereoplasm, Whisper Sisters & More!
The Usual: US Shipping starts at 5.25$ for a bottle or up to a handful of samples/decants, 25 cents additional per bottle. PM me to get an international estimate. I ship within a week, depending on my work schedule. I extensively reuse packing materials. I have a couple flair threads floating around if you'd like some added assurance. I prefer to sell but could be convinced to swap for the right goods (I like gourmands). Also feel free to ask if I have more unlisted - I only list so much at a time to keep it manageable. Help me thin out the hoard! NAVA
- Noir Bunny (full), swap preferred but would let go for 27$ - Hot Apple Pie accord (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Apple), Tobacco Accord, Pistachio accord, Vanilla Pudding accord, Black Vanilla Bean, Rosewood Oil, Crystalline Absolute and Black Cedar Wood
- Carnation Santalum Gold, 2ml direct sample - still sealed, 8$: White Carnation of Cairo, Gold Santalum of India, a drop of Egyptian Temple Oudh, French Vanilla Beans whole, Vanilla-Sugar, White Sugar and Pink Cotton Candy
- Egyptian Jasmine Crystal Musk, 2ml direct sample - still sealed, 8$: Egyptian Blue Jasmine, Crystal Vanilla Musk and Eternal Ankh Vanilla (concentrated from the PC Eternal Ankh)
- Cherry Musk sniffie slink - FWP
- priced as marked, but a deal of 8$ for the remaining five GC slinks.
- Cacao, Dark Fruits & Oud (BNNU - slight dip at shoulder, only sniffed), 23$
- Balancing the Sake Cup (a little below TOL), 23$: Candied ginger, orange blossom, benzoin, and clove.
- Crib Girls (half bottle), 18$: Seven honeys under one unkempt roof, with fiery-tart cubeb and dusty cardamom
- Bullfinch & Weeping Cherry (Uso, Shidarezakura), half bottle, 14$: Weeping cherry blossoms, pink musk, woad, black plum, benzoin, tuberose, and incense smoke.
- Caressing the Wild Rabbit, decant, 6.25$: White tea, honeycomb, vanilla orchid, and a drop of soft sandalwood.
Intergalactic, decant, 6.25$: no definitive description but "candied fruit slices, creamsicles with light florals."
- Dracul, direct imp/slink, 2$: Black musk, tobacco, fir, balsam of peru, cumin, bitter clove, crushed mint, and orange blossom.
- Belle Epoque, direct imp/slink, 2$: Sweet opium, Lily of the Valley, vanilla, mandarin and red sandalwood.
- Scherezade, direct imp/slink, 2$: Saffron and Middle Eastern spices swirled through sensual red musk.
- Black Tower, direct imp/slink, 2$: white sandalwood, ambergris, wet ozone, galbanum and leather with ebony, teak, burnt grasses, English ivy and a hint of red wine.
- Zombi, direct imp/slink, 2$: Dried roses, rose leaf, Spanish moss, oakmoss and deep brown earth.
- take all four 5ml rollerballs for 40$ shipped
- Pomona, 12$: apple blossom, orange blossom, frankincense
- Flora, 12$: orange blossom, iris, honeysuckle, galbanum, apple blossom, black currant, vetiver, lavender, blue Egyptian musk, red Egyptian musk
- Witches Breath, 12$: an ever changing blend that will never smell the same twice.
- Devana, 12$: magnolia, angel's trumpet, tuberose, narcissus, blue Egyptian musk, Arabian musk, orange blossom, orchid, hints of damp earth and peach
- take both for 25$
- Haiku, 5ml rollerball ultime oil (at least 4ml left), 18$: A delicate meditation of jasmine pearl tea, white sandalwood, bamboo, and green tea buds illuminated by teaflower aldehydes.
- Sadzi, a little over half left of 5ml rollerball ultime oil, smudged label (arrived to me like such), 10$: Mandarin orange, Tangelo, Key lime, Calamondin, Pommello, Bergamot, Fig tea, Sparkling lemongrass musk
- Frog Dew, 0.5 ml sample, 2.50$: A dewy coat scented by notes of swamp azalea, wild basil, bergamot, luminescent marsh gas and devil fruit
- Jasmine Green Milk Tea, 1.8ml mini bottle (no rollerball), 5$: Loose green tea leaves and jasmine flowers steeped in lightly sweetened milk and whisked with a teaspoon of finely ground matcha
sample 1ml vials, 2$ each or pick one as FWP
Sucreabeille Cream Tea
- Cursed be Iron: A blend of smoke, charcoal, and Frankincense with aquatic undertones. Smells like an anvil.
- None More Black Licorice: A pure, true black licorice scent. A natural blend of Anise essential oil and Vanilla infused oil.
1ml sample, 2$: A blend of chai tea, burnt sugar, white musk, warm milk, and hot scones slathered with raspberry jam and honey. Astrid
ajevie slonk, 3.25$ - Lunar Dust
: Vanilla, white patchouli, soft wood notes, cream, orchid, and spun sugar. CocoaPink
2.5oz linen spray (will require additional 1$ for shipping), 6$ - Castle Underground
: Black wood, dark earth, patchouli, forest's breath, woodsmoke, incense, sweet blood orange, little cakes, wormwood, and brown sugar. about-face paint-it lip color in Slumber
(matte rosy beige
), 14$ shipped - BNNU but it is out of its foil packet that it came in. My brain is dumb and needed to physically see what the color was because sometimes I can't trust what I see on a screen. mystery polymer clay earrings for pierced ears, 12$/pair
(or 9$ with FS perfume/lipstick purchase) - I bought a mystery box from this etsy shop
, which consists of some prototypes and/or single run designs from her early days. I'm only reaching for 2-3 of these in my weekly rotation, so hoping to rehome the remaining pairs. Feel free to reach out for photos! Just can't get them uploaded at the moment but wanted to include them here before I forget again.
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2023.05.25 16:20 shoshana20 I make $100,000 and spent $1,050 while on a birthday trip to Montreal
Note: where applicable I converted from CAD to USD because I am American Section One: Bio Age:
25 (as of Sunday!) Occupation:
Market Development in the EV space – this and my salary are new since my last diary Hometown:
Hudson County, NJ, but left from my parents’ house in the Hudson Valley because it shortened the drive and I used my dad’s car Number of PTO days and how you accrue them:
10 days of PTO, plus 2 personal days, plus you can buy up to 5.5 additional days out of your paycheck which I did, plus I get every other Friday off and can move my Fridays around for trips. So for this I moved my Friday and took my two personal days. Section Two: Assets + Debt
Retirement Balance (and how you got there): like 3k in my account at my old job because I left before matching vested, nothing in my new account yet because I set it up a couple weeks ago but the withdrawing hasn’t started yet. If I stay at this job two years I will be eligible for a pension.
Equity if you're a homeowner (and how much you put down & how you accumulated that payment): N/A
Savings account balance: 11,000
Checking account balance: 35,000 I know this is super high but my housing situation is about to drastically change – my roommate who owns all the furniture is moving out and I’ll be staying in the apartment myself, so I want to keep the liquidity for now
Credit card debt (and how you accumulated it): none, I pay off every month
Student loan debt (for what degree): none, I have a bachelor’s and master’s from SUNY schools and the low in-state tuition and upstate COL + merit scholarships + parents covered it
Anything else that's applicable to you: I took this trip with my twin who makes $55,000 Section Three: Income
Main Job Monthly Take Home: still normalizing as my deductions start getting processed, but roughly 6,000. I’ve only gotten two paychecks so far.
Side Gig Monthly Take Home: none
Any Other Monthly Income Here: none but I am an authorized user on my parents’ CC and because this was a birthday trip they covered misc expenses Section Four: Travel Expenses
Transportation: nothing except gas costs because I drove my dad’s car. And the emotional toll of the drive, of course.
Accommodations: $1167 for four nights in a nice hotel with a pool and hot tub in downtown Montreal. This is the total and my sister and I split it half and half. It includes an additional charge for garage parking.
Pre-Vacation Spending: nothing specific to this trip
Please include the spending for each category as well as the total.
Food + Drink: $243
Fun / Entertainment: $146 – I included gift shop souvenirs in this category
Home + Health: $0
Clothes + Beauty: $0
Section Five Use this section to share how you afforded this trip.
I did not save specifically for this trip, I recently got a large raise and had a decent chunk in savings regardless. Parts of the trip were also subsidized by my parents because it was a birthday trip with my twin. Thursday 5/18:
Morning: woke my sister up at 8:30 and we hit the road by 10, we met at my parents’ house on Wednesday night. My dad generously filled up the car before we left so I don’t need to worry about that for at least a couple more hours.
Afternoon: stop in Lake George for a nice, leisurely lunch to stretch our legs and walk around the lake a bit. We pay $27 for okay food at the slowest pizzeria I’ve ever been to in my life as well as $2 for lot parking because I refuse to parallel park, ever. I should add here that this vacation is on “hard mode” because my sister and I do not do indoor dining and unfortunately many places have gotten rid of outdoor dining that was set up earlier in the pandemic, so at points our options were limited. Back in the car after spending an hour in the town. I hadn’t been to Lake George in over a decade so it was a nice if brief visit. Stop and spend $30 on gas because I can’t emotionally handle having less than a half tank. The gas is on my parents’ card and won’t be counted in the total.
Getting through customs is mercifully easy and we check in to the hotel a little after 4. I only cry once, while trying to drive through downtown Montreal.
Evening: we venture out to find some dinner and walk a mile to a restaurant we went to when we were last in Montreal in 2017, only to find that their outdoor dining is not in fact open. It is a tiny bit chilly out so we run into this issue two more times before finding a place whose patio is available. I get a rack of lamb with polenta (delicious!) and some sort of whiskey sour. $52 including 20% tip, I love the exchange rate. We go back to the hotel and spend some time in the pool before heading out to a dispensary. My sister gets two joints and a weed seltzer, but I don’t do weed so have no idea how much she spent.
After dinner my sister and I REALLY wanted to go to a rooftop bar and we find a place with a fun looking cocktail menu on top of a hotel. I get a weird cocktail that mixes tequila, absinthe, and some other stuff that I’m not sure of. It’s really good! My sister manages to spill her frozen drink all over herself, the table, and the floor after only having 3 sips of it, so I buy her another drink because she is obviously so defeated. I do not drop this event for the rest of the trip and change her name in my phone to “banana colada.” $53 for three cocktails and tip, but my sister reimburses me for tip because she insisted I tip a full 20% to try and compensate for the cleanup that will be needed from her drink
Daily total: $134 Friday 5/19:
Morning: Our first day! We start with online ordering takeout bagel sandwiches and iced coffees from a nearby local chain, $22 which we split between the two of us. Our first plan for today is the botanical garden so I buy tickets for both of us on my phone for $25 while we walk to the metro stop. We each get a 3 day metro pass for $16/each. The garden is lovely although we are a bit too early in the season for the roses. After a beautiful and only slightly sunburnt couple of hours at the garden, my sister books us tickets for the fine arts museum on her phone and we go to the gift shop. Nothing really impresses me but I get an insectarium themed reusable bag because we don’t have one and my sister got a bunch of stuff that needs carrying $17
Afternoon: Museum of fine arts was maybe a mistake because we are both already so, so tired, but we persevere and make it through the entire Canadian art pavilion. We breeze through the international art pavilion because neither of us particularly care for the pre-modernism sections and also it’s basically the same as it was in 2017. The gift shop here is somewhat more gratifying and I get a polar bear keychain designed by an indigenous artist as well as a magnet for my parents. $11
Evening: We didn’t have lunch because we went right from the botanical garden to the museum so decide to head right to yesterday’s failed restaurant for an early dinner. Their patio is open today and we split an order of calamari, each get our own order of moules frites, and each get a strawberry daiquiri. $70 including tip but my sister pays with the agreement that I’ll get our next big meal
Daily total: $80 Saturday 5/20
Morning: same routine and breakfast as yesterday, $22 again. Today is my personal highlight, the national rail museum! My sister paid for the tickets as a thanks for me driving us to and from Montreal. I drive us to the museum because it’s basically a suburban train yard and there is no good public transit option.
Afternoon: I have an absolute blast, take a million photos, and we spend $3 paid for by my sister to add a vintage trolley ride to our visit. I go absolutely ham at the gift shop and spend $31 on a shot glass, a wind-up train car, an Exporail tote bag, and a silly little keychain that says “trains!” on it. I drive us back to the hotel and we have a late and heavy lunch. We each get a burger and fries, my sister gets a whiskey lemonade, and I get a raspberry mojito. I pay, $65. We go to the temporary exhibit the contemporary art museum has set up, $15 split between us. It’s a quick visit and then we walk over to Barbie Expo, which is free and delightful. Twilight Barbies! Celebrity Barbies! After the Barbie Expo we walk up to Mont Royal Park and just sit there a bit.
Evening: Because our lunch was so late and heavy we pick up premade charcuterie boards at a grocery store, $22. Spend the rest of the evening in the hotel and book tickets to the Biodome in the morning, $25.
Daily total: $138 Sunday 5/21
Morning: Birthday birthday birthday! Open the cards from our parents which they sent us with, they also tell us to put everything on their card for today. I will therefore note how much things cost but not include them in a total, except for my sister’s present and museum tickets. Breakfast from a different place, bagel sandwiches and mochas $22. We then head to the metro for the Biodome. It’s not really my thing but my sister is utterly enchanted, particularly by the penguins. At the gift shop I cover her stuff, which is a couple of penguin things, as a birthday present $30
Afternoon: My sister really wanted to go to the geology museum but didn’t actually check their hours, and they’re closed on weekends. The next best options is the archeology museum which is conveniently also at the old port, so we head there on the metro and I book the museum tickets on our way, $25. The layout of the museum is a little confusing but they have a really cool exhibit on pirates! We speed through the ancient Egypt exhibit because it’s really crowded and impossible to get close to most of the displays. Gift shop is a bust so we head out for a late lunch. My sister presciently chooses a restaurant with an awning which pays off when the sky opens for a 15 minute torrential downpour that was not in the forecast. Lunch is a charcuterie board, ricotta on crostini, and a peach bellini for each of us. I remember it cost a premium because it was by the waterfront but I did not record the cost.
Sister really wanted to go to a particular bagel store which is really out of our way and I am less than gracious about it, particularly when the store is so popular that we need to wait outside just to go in and order. The store also does not accept international debit or credit cards so I run to an ATM that is mercifully on the corner and take out 20CAD, 9CAD/$7ish goes to her half dozen bagels. We take a bus that gets us within a mile of our hotel and walk the rest because the weekend buses apparently only run once an hour?
Evening: After decompressing in the hotel room for a bit we head back to the old port and just explore the waterfront for a while. There’s a refreshing breeze and the river is beautiful. We wander until we get hungry and wind up getting a birthday dinner at the first place with outdoor dining that has a decent looking menu. It’s a tapas (style?) meal of duck breast cooked with figs, calamari, and a spicy sausage with some sort of cauliflower thing. Plus a side salad because we’ve been neglecting our vegetables on this trip. I get a margarita but my sister who has stomach problems sticks to the tap water. $89 after tip.
Instead of getting dessert at the restaurant we walk to a bakery to get a “birthday cake,” aka she gets a chocolatine and I get a chocolate caramel…cronut? That’s not what they call it but that’s what it feels like. She also gets a bottle of water because she wants to stop and smoke the last of her joint on the walk back to the hotel. $12 paid by sister
Daily total: $62 Monday 5/22:
Morning: I get up before my sister because I am experiencing severe driving anxiety and I go out and get us the same breakfast as yesterday, $22. We manage to get checked out and leave the hotel a little after 10 and the drive is smooth until the US-Canada border. I remembered that US customs is slower than Canadian but they only have three lanes open and it takes two hours to go basically 1000 meters. People keep trying to cut the lines and it’s making an even bigger snarl. We got to the border a little past 11 and do not make it to the actual customs until 1:30.
Afternoon: tiktok voice
it got worse but I think it’s about to get worser. After finally getting to customs and answering the questions they tell me to pull my car over for a search, I’m then told to leave everything in my car and go in the building. We go in and wait until two agents pull us into one of the questioning rooms. They keep asking us where we went and what we bought and my sister and I get increasingly confused until the guy finally informs us that we set off the weed-sniffing K-9 and we need to admit whether we have weed before they find it. But we have no weed! Our dirty laundry probably reeks because I was sitting downwind of my sister every time she smoked but there is no actual weed in the car because we’re not idiots who would take a federally illegal drug through a federal border. Tip: I am so fucking mad. The customs agent has the nerve to wish us a happy birthday after they go through all our stuff and find nothing.
Burned a crazy amount of gas just waiting on the line so I stop at the first station on the US side of the border, $30 while my sister goes in and gets us gas station hot dogs and a bottle of Diet Coke. The next 4 hours unfold uneventfully and we make it to our parents’ house at around 6.
Daily total: $52
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2023.05.23 23:23 IaProc [First of Our Kind] - Chapter 30
Previous: https://redd.it/13l64u9 Chapter 30
Quin woke up with the alarm on his armband. A slight throb was resonating in his head, but after he got himself up and drank some water, it seemed to subside. He stripped off his clothes from the night before and hopped in the shower, letting the warm water rush over him. The effect was rejuvenating. He patted down his hair, though he decided to forego the hair helmet. He quickly packed up his bag and threw on his Nemo jumpsuit. He was out the door in less than fifteen minutes of waking up.
In the lobby, he found that the bar had transformed into a breakfast station, where he found a coffee station. He poured himself a tall cup and went to relax in an armchair. The group had agreed to meet in the lobby at 8:45 in order to make their 9:00 excursion. Quin had a sneaking suspicion that the others would not make the time. So, this is what Tess feels like every day when we are supposed to meet, he thought to himself, chuckling. He enjoyed his cup of coffee thoroughly, and when the clock on his armband struck 9:00, he got up and poured three other cups in addition to refilling his own. He sat back down in the armchair. Looking around the lobby, he saw only an older gentleman reading his tablet over coffee. He had a jumpsuit on as well, and Quin thought he recognized him as the Logistics Section Chief, but he thought he also could be mistaken. This is nice, Quin thought, I’m going to be a morning person from now on. I see how it appealed to Tess. She had always been the one to get up and get them ready, but he now realized it was a moment’s peace in a day otherwise occupied with everyone else’s chaos.
At 9:04, Pepper strolled into the room, looking about as groggy as Quin but still wearing an adorable smile. Her braids had stayed perfectly intact, and Quin was brought back to last night, the dancing, the games, and that kiss that they shared. She plopped down into the same cushy armchair alongside Quin, curled her feet up, and took the cup of coffee that he had poured for her.
“You’re a gem,” she said as she settled in and placed her head on his shoulder. Quin felt more at peace than ever.
They sat for a while not talking, just enjoying each other’s presence. It wasn’t until Mae came into the room, somewhat stumbling and still half-asleep, that either of them spoke.
“Hmpfh,” groaned Mae as she sunk into another chair. She leaned forward and managed one word as she scooped up her coffee and took a long draw. “Cute,” Mae muttered, pointing absently at them. She was clearly struggling but laid back into her seat and seemed to go to sleep. Quin and Pepper looked at each other uncertainly, before Mae suddenly popped up and said, “So are we doing this or what?”
“Sure! Are you gonna be alright?” Quin asked.
“Dandy, just dandy Quin,” Mae said, forcing a smile.
“Okay then…” he replied hesitantly. He leaned toward Pepper and whispered, “Should we wait for Liza?”
“She’s…um…she’s not coming,” Pepper responded quietly. “She sent me a message this morning to say go without her.”
“Okay,” Quin said, standing up. Pepper followed suit. They followed Mae out the door and made off for the orchard entrance around the back of the hotel. There, they met a group of about 20 other crew members assigned for the tour at this hour. The three joined up at the back and tried to see over the crowd into the rolling hills.
The scene was like a painting. Two grand hills met exactly in front of the gate, forming a natural valley and path through the orchard. Apple trees of different varieties stretched as far as the eye could see. A low hum issued from nearby, though Quin could not place it. Maybe a generator station for the irrigation? he thought. With the slow rise of the sun on Rhea, the morning sunrise peaking over the hills cast a beautiful yellow glow that seemed to reflect off the surface of every single shining apple. Mae and Pepper were caught in the glow too. Quin found himself staring at Pepper, whose face, softened by the morning light, seemed radiant. She caught him looking and raised an eyebrow, which did nothing to reduce the seductive ambiance. Quin’s arm pinged once, but he ignored it, too caught up in the scenery.
“Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen,” a voice came from the front of the group. “My name is Laila and I’ll be your tour guide for this morning. If you will follow me, I’ll lead you into the orchard and give you a rundown of today’s schedule. Let’s go this way.” The tour guide entered the gate and took off down the center lane, leading the group straight into the valley between the two hills. Quin, Pepper, and Mae followed the group, glancing around themselves occasionally and breathing the fresh air. Everyone in the group had a content grin on their faces. Some took photos together with their armbands. The guide led everyone into a small circular clearing about 5 minutes into the orchard and had the group bunch around a small stool.
“Good morning everyone,” she began. “Again, my name is Laila, and I work as a tour guide as well as among the growers here. The Rhean planetary orchard is one of the highlights of our colony. We have 30 hectares of orchards, spanning 12 varieties of apples. Our facilities include an underground irrigation system, so we not are spraying anything into the air of our biosphere. We will be sure to take you underground to see that. In addition, we have three beekeepers on staff who run our apiary system, and we will take you through and have you taste the honey that comes straight from our orchard. Does that sound fun? Everyone excited?”
People in the crowd were murmuring to each other eagerly. Laila the tour guide hopped down off her stool and continue straight. She talked while she walked backward, pointing out different apple types and stopping the group around one tree to have a taste. She grabbed a few off the trees and cut them into slices to pass around. They continued for a few more minutes before arriving at one of the apiary sites.
“Here, we have one of our beekeepers. Everyone, please meet Markus,” she said, gesturing to her side. A man in a full white suit walked up and raised the netting across his face.
“Hey folks, welcome to the orchard. I’ll show you one of the colonies we’ve got going here in this first bee box. Please stay back though, as I’m definitely not wearing this suit for fashion.” The group chuckled politely at his joke but were all craning to see the box. “Bees,” Markus continued, “are a vital part of the ecosystem we’ve cultivated here on Rhea. There was a time back on Earth that bees faced extinction due to pollutants and other environmental degradation. Fortunately, the NE was formed and immediately began regulating environmental emissions, and with the clean energy switch over, bees could make a comeback with our help. We were able to cryofreeze them and transport them here, where they’ve made a home here helping us with the orchard. They’ve been prospering here under our supervision and care, to the point that they are now forming migrating colonies to inhabit other bee boxes around the orchard.”
Markus returned to the crowd and began passing out small bits of a honeycomb. “This is an old honeycomb that was left after a colony split in two and one of the queens led a contingent to form a colony on the other side. And here we have some honey for you all to taste. You’ll notice that this honey has a fruity palette, but finishes kind of tart, just like you’ll find with our apples. Everyone crowd around to grab a taste.” The group moved quickly to the platter, but Quin held back. He was staring intently at the ground, lost in thought.
“Sir, would you like some honey?” Laila the tour guide asked him. He snapped to, replying quickly.
“Oh, yes, thanks, umm…can I ask the beekeeper a question?” Quin said.
“Why certainly, go for it,” she replied, smiling. Quin over the edge of the group and approached Markus.
“Um, sir, do you mind, I have a question,” Quin said slowly.
“Yessir, how can I help you?” Markus replied, beaming through his helmet.
“Um…when you said the queen broke off and led a new colony, how does that work?” Quin asked.
“Work? Um, well, a colony can have one queen. So, when a new queen is born, once she is big enough, she will usually break off from the existing colony and search out a new place to form her own hive. Sometimes the male drones will send a group with her to help, so you see these migrating swarms come through. It’s nothing to be afraid of though, just give them their space and they will go about their way peacefully.”
“Thanks, but, how does it work when they migrate. Like, how does she communicate with the swarm?” Quin asked.
“Well, we don’t have the direct evidence, but our best hypothesis is that tiny electrical currents emanate from their antennae, and bees also communicate through their movements, that’s why everybody thinks they ‘dance.’ Anyway, once she has found a place, she will signal to the swarm and they will move around and change directions with her.” Quin’s mind was racing. He slowly brought the small cup of honey to his mouth and took a lick absentmindedly.
“Umm, sir, is that all?” Markus asked.
“Oh, yes, thanks, thanks so much,” Quin stammered. He fell back in with the group but was no more focused on where he was than on the delicious honey in his hand. Mae came over and squeezed his arm.
“Having fun?” she asked.
“Oh, yeah,” Quin said distantly.
“What’s wrong?” she asked, her eyebrows furrowed.
“Oh, I was just…um…” he gestured backward toward Markus, “I was just thinking about something. The migration…”
“The bees?” asked Mae confusedly.
“Yeah…yeah…the bees,” Quin said. “The electrical…” He kept trailing off, no doubt frustrating Mae. He stopped himself and looked up. “Sorry, yeah, I was on a thought. I think I may have found a workaround for Nova’s cloud control. Anyway, yeah, this honey’s great, right?”
Mae sighed and shook her head, then burst out into laughter. “You are a strange, strange boy, you know that, Quin?”
“Yeah, what else is new?” Quin shrugged, licking his honey richly.
The tour guide led the group away from the apiary station and directed them toward the mouth of a tunnel. “This is our access point to the underground irrigation system. We water our trees primarily through our manmade underground aquifer. The roots all droop down into the aquifer and draw moisture up into the trees’ circulation. Let’s press on.” Quin’s arm pinged again, but he was looking up at the massive mouth of the tunnel entrance.
Pepper tapped his shoulder and said, “Quin, you’ve got a message.”
He glanced down at him arm, and right away, another chime came from his arm band. He saw two messages and one voice message. He tapped his armband and the screen opened to a folder. Tapping again, he began to read:
“Message 1. From: Lt. Commander Potts, time 9:17. Lt. Hammond, please report to the logistics bay immediately.”
“Message 2. From: Commander Bostwick, time 9:34. Quin, we need you in the Log bay like now. Right now.”
Then, his armband began to recite the voice message: “Voice Message 1. From: Captain Fuentes, time 9:36.” The Captain’s voice came over his armband. “Lieutenant Hammond, get to the Log bay double time. That means now, Quin. Immediately. This is an emergency.”
Quin quickly looked up at Mae and Pepper, who were both staring at him, expressions frozen in fear. He hesitated, not knowing what to do.
“What are you waiting for Quin?” Mae stammered. “GO! NOW! I’ll grab your stuff.”
Quin took off sprinting through the orchard, trees blowing by him as he quickly made his way past the apiary station and up the path toward the gate. Exiting the orchard, he ran across the lawn in front of the hotel and made his way to the air lock entrance into the shuttle bay. Every time he encountered a button or touchpad, he slammed his hand against it repeatedly until the door opened. He finally emerged into the shuttle bay, where a craft was already powering up.
“Lt. Hammond,” a Military crew member asked as Quin approached.
“Yeah…sorry…” Quin said wheezing. He had a stitch in his side.
“We’ve been looking for you for twenty minutes,” the man said as he turned and boarded the craft.
“Sorry…again…” Quin said through his wheezes, jumping on board himself. “What’s…happened…?”
“Sorry sir, I do not have that information,” the officer responded, sitting down in a seat and looking forward. Quin sat across from him and tried to catch his breath. Gone from his mind were thoughts of bees and clouds and computing. Was it Tess? Did something happen with the baby? His mind began a slow spiral into panic, and the ten-minute ride was doing nothing to assuage his nerves. He was bouncing in his seat as the shuttle made its ascent past the yellowed clouds of Rhea and made for the docking station. He was able to see the whole of the Nemo, from the front impact shield to its tail end. It felt like he was returning to the real world, as if Rhea and what happened on the planet had only been some fantasy where he could be happy and carefree.
The shuttle closed in on the docking station’s landing bay and Quin felt a growing knot in his stomach that was making him nauseous. The touchdown into the orbital station rattled him a bit and made the queasy feeling surge. Quin tried to hold it back as he stood up to exit the rear doors. The officer escorted him off the shuttle and through the bay, leading into the corridor where Quin and the others had passed through and had their arm bands loaded with tickets and hotel room keys. They turned abruptly to the right to head down another corridor since the Logistics bay doors were closed, seeing as the ship was not expecting the return of its crew for some hours. They passed through a sliding door on their left and entered an open airlock, finally breaching the Nemo.
“This way, sir,” the officer gestured, directing back toward the Logistics bay. Quin wondered what was going on. If it was a family emergency, they would take him to the Command deck where a QEEM feed could be patched through. If it was a ship emergency, he could be better placed to respond from his computer station in the Research bay. Nonetheless, he followed the security officer through corridors, until they came upon the very doors that Quin had entered through and greeted Mbaka just yesterday. Assembled around the door were Captain Fuentes, Commanders Bostwick and Potts, the Military and Logistics Section Chiefs, and a half dozen military officers.
“Ma’am,” the security officer accompanying Quin said, calling Fuentes’s attention to the new arrivals.
“Lieutenant Hammond! Here. Now,” she said tersely, stepping back and clearing a way for Quin to put himself in front of a tablet hooked into the wall.
“What’s— “ Quin began, before Fuentes interrupted him.
“Nova has somehow overridden the entire ship’s computing and locked all of us out,” she rattled off rapidly. “She has supposedly tracked a case of someone doing something illicit, but we can’t get in. She has Corporal Goran pinned inside underneath a magnetic lift pad and is refusing to let anyone in until she has assurances that individuals not involved in the plot will take responsibility for the investigation. I’m ordering you to shut her down before she kills one of my crew members!”
Quin turned to the tablet and felt the twelve sets of eyes boring into the back of his head.
“I…I don’t understand,” he began, tapping quickly on the screen. “Nova’s protocol would never allow her to disobey an order. You’ve told her to stop?”
“Obviously Lieutenant,” Fuentes said impatiently. “She has locked the system and is convinced that some grand conspiracy is afoot, and she is rattling off protocol and procedure about reporting lines and the like.” The Captain was tapping her foot behind Quin and he felt unable to focus enough to sort out what was going on with Nova.
He entered into the command screen of the tablet and got himself into the ship’s computing system quickly. His access stopped there however, as Nova had apparently set up a bunch of blocks to ensure that no one could access any part of the ship’s functions. Quin tried several angles, including the main overrides, the switch over procedures, and the interface’s operating system, but all seemed to have encryptions locking him out. He stared at the screen in frustration, and then shouted.
“NOVA!” Quin cried, surprising everyone around him. “NOVA! WHERE ARE YOU? OPEN THIS DOOR!”
There was silence. He smacked the tablet down onto the floor and stood up, searching around the hallway until he found one of the cameras mounted into the ceiling. He walked over and stared at it.
“NOVA!” he tried again. “I KNOW YOU CAN SEE AND HEAR ME. OPEN THIS DOOR RIGHT NOW.” He pointed at the Logistics bay door.
There were another few seconds of silence. Through the door, he heard whimpering, presumably of the man trapped under the magnetic pad. A hand appeared on Quin’s shoulder, He looked around and found Commander Bostwick standing beside him, also looking at the camera.
“Nova, please,” Bostwick said softly. “Please let Quin in. Please talk to him.” The silence persisted.
“Nova, I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m sorry. Please,” Quin begged. “Please open the door. Let me talk to you.”
One more second of silence, and then the doors whisked open. Fuentes ushered the group inside. Quin looked around and saw gigantic pallets scattered across the room. The Military personnel quickly fanned out, while the two section chiefs made for the panel of tools attached to the wall. They took a big power wrench and some cutters and made for the other side of the room. The Command staff and Quin followed them. In the far corner, Quin saw where they were headed.
One of the large magnetic lifting pads Mbaka had showed him that were used to lift machinery and crates was now pinning a crew member underneath it. The cabling that descended from the ceiling was taut and the pad was crushing the man’s chest. The section chiefs ran at the pad, but a second pad flew at them, forcing them to retreat. Bostwick nudged Quin, who jumped in.
“Nova, where are you?” Quin asked, looking around.
Suddenly, a gigantic face appeared in the middle of the bay. Nova’s face was three stories tall, floating bodiless directly between the floor and the ceiling of the bay. Goran’s cries of pain were coming up from under the magnetic pad, lending all of the urgency the situation needed.
“Lieutenant Hammond,” Nova said blankly, though no more blankly than her usual manner of speaking with the crew. Her tone mixed with her detached way of referring to Quin was disconcerting.
“Since when have I been Lieutenant Hammond to you, Nova?” Quin said, on edge.
“Captain Fuentes, Lieutenant Hammond,” Nova continued, as if unhearing, “over the course of my observation of the security footage dating back to before our launch, taken from the ESS and NEMO stocks, and continuing through our voyage up until reaching Rhea’s orbital docking station, I perceived Corporal Goran to be committing acts of embezzlement, thievery, and behavior unbecoming of an officer aboard a Nations of Earth vessel. In doing so, Corporal Goran violated a directive issued by NEMO I Command Staff in which he jeopardized the success of the mission.”
Captain Fuentes looked down at the crew member underneath the pad and then back up at Nova’s hovering face. “Be that as it may, Nova, I—“ Fuentes shouted, before Nova interrupted her.
“I first tried and failed to raise my observations to Lieutenant Hammond several weeks ago, when I observed Corporal Goran taking items from various containers throughout this bay. With the lieutenant being unresponsive to my observations, I continued monitoring the action of Corporal Goran apart from my normal interactions with Lieutenant Hammond.”
Heads turned to Quin while he cast his eyes downward. “Then, upon arriving here at Rhea’s orbital docking station, I sent a request in for QEEM communication to the NE Office of Personnel Management, though my request was never delivered and is currently sitting in the general outbox of the Command Staff.” Quin felt the eyes leave him, and looking up, he saw the rest of the crew members gathered casting their eyes down or around them.
“Finally,” Nova continued, “whereupon I have not received a response from NE headquarters, the ESS executive office, or the Command Staff aboard the NEMO I, and given our directive to ‘ensure the success of the mission,’ it is within my operating parameters and my responsibilities on this mission to confront the offending crew member. In order to limit the scope of implication, I have isolated myself from the remainder of the crew until such time that central command is able to ascertain whether this fraud involves anyone else in command. I formally request that the offending crew member be remanded to custody aboard the Rhea Docking Station in order to pursue legal recourse under military court, pending further investigation into his wrongdoing and the potential involvement of other crew members.”
Captain Fuentes was dumbfounded. She was looking between Nova’s enormous face and the wriggling, shrieking crew member underneath the magnetic pad. She glanced over at Bostwick, who, though he wore a grave expression, never seemed to lose that small amount of bemusement in his gray eyes. Fuentes then stepped up to the front of the crowd of crew members and put her hands on her hips.
“Nova, that’s quite enough,” she said. “We can take custody of Corporal Goran.”
“I am sorry Captain, but given the involvement of persons unknown, I am afraid that I am unable to turn the offending crew member over to an internal team, especially one so small. Involving the Rhean authorities and a larger bureaucracy would better ensure that crew complicity would not re-enter the chain of custody.”
“Okay then…” Captain Fuentes said. “Seeing as you are holding my crew member under threat of death, I demand to see the evidence of his wrongdoing.”
“Certainly Captain,” Nova said blankly. Her face retreated and a screen popped up with the same footage Nova had watched before arriving at Rhea. The entire group stood and watched Corporal Goran enter the bay, rearrange the boxes, and meet clandestinely with another individual back at the ESS. Again, Captain Fuentes appeared dumbstruck. She looked down disgustedly at Goran as he continued to struggle under the pad.
“I’m sorry Nova,” the Captain said. “I cannot allow Rhean authorities onto my ship when the responsibility rests with me to punish my crew members.”
“If that is the case Captain,” Nova replied, “I am afraid I am unable allow this crew member to remain aboard.” Suddenly, the cabling above the pad jolted and Goran began screaming, his eyes bulging. Nova was forcing the pad harder down onto the man, any harder and she would crush him to death.
“Lieutenant Hammond, shut her down. NOW!” Fuentes screamed at him. Quin ran to the panel on the bay wall and pulled a cable from it to his armband. He began typing furiously into the pad. “Nova, I’m ordering you to stand down. STAND DOWN NOW!” Fuentes continued screaming. Quin began panicking. Bostwick came over to him and stood over his shoulder, looking on as Quin made his way into the ship’s mainframe. Nova’s blocks continued to keep him out, but at the very least he could now access some of the ship hardware given that she had dropped the holds on the doors. He began punching his way through the hardware.
“Your attempts to undo the computing holds will be unsuccessful,” Nova stated.
“Captain, I’m sorry, but Nova may be right, I may not be able to get into the system in time before she crushes that guy,” Quin said without looking up from the screen.
“Okay, Nova, I promise you that none of my command staff, nor myself, are involved in this,” Fuentes said, exasperated. “Please, release Corporal Goran to my custody. I’m not in the habit of using capital punishment against my crew.”
Nova remained silent. Her blank face stayed hovering above the crowd of people as Quin continued stabbing away at the key board. He was sweating, exhausted after having sprinted all the way to the shuttle and mentally fried from the stress. Bostwick obviously saw his hands trembling as he tried to rewrite the code for the magnetic pads.
The Commander put his hand on Quin’s shoulder and murmured, “It’s fine. Take your time and breathe.”
The tremors didn’t subside, but Quin took a quick pause and looked over the various command screen prompts. He was simultaneously trying to gain access to the Logistics bay machinery while getting into his workstation where he could access Nova’s shutdown procedure. She had smartly kept him out of both, making executing Fuentes’s orders much more difficult. “Nova,” he pleaded. “Please, do what the Captain says. Please. I don’t want you to go away, but I have to stop you. I’m sorry. I should have listened but I was too distracted. I’m SORRY.” He pounded his fist against the wall’s tablet panel.
There was silence, save for Goran’s groaning. He began coughing frantically and his lips were turning blue. Then, as if by magic, the magnetic pad sprung back up into the ceiling and Nova’s face disappeared. Quin glanced at his screen and found the system blocks removed. He knelt down and sighed deeply, feeling a growing ache in his neck. The Military staff rushed over to Goran, picked him up, and carried him out of the room.
Fuentes sighed, turned to Quin, and said, “Lieutenant Hammond, turn her off.”
“But Captain—“ Quin said, turning and jumping up.
“Now, Lieutenant. That’s an order. On my ship, I expect all of my crew, computer systems included, to follow my orders. Understood?”
“Yes, Captain,” Quin said sadly. He opened up his command panel on his armband and quickly made his way into Nova’s operating system. He typed in the command for shut down. Looking up, he tapped the screen and though nothing physically happened, he felt as if a heavy weight had just fallen on him.
“Good,” Fuentes said. “For the time being, I’m restricting Nova’s operating ability to solely Medical Research purposes related to the cure delivery. All else will be handled by crew and automated operations. She is to be shut down at the end of each research session and will remain so unless background updates are needed. Am I clear?”
“Yes Captain,” Quin said again, soundly dejected.
“Furthermore, Lieutenant Hammond, if you or any of your various playthings ever, EVER, threaten one of my crew members again, you will find yourself in the same fate as Corporal Goran,” Fuentes said firmly, turning to the bay doors and walking toward them. She paused, turned back and said, “Take responsibility for your actions, Lieutenant. We can’t afford any children on board, despite what these past twenty-four hours may have led you to believe. This is a grown-up world and people can get hurt. I’m appalled that such a thing happened on my ship, let alone under the supervision of a member of my officer corps.” She turned and left.
Bostwick moved to try to talk to Quin, but he turned and darted out of the bay, trying to avoid being seen by anyone. He felt a white-hot ball of shame and guilt welling up from deep within his chest, and he didn’t want it to explode until he was alone in his cabin. He took off at a sprint down the corridor, weaving his way through the crew dormitories. He finally arrived at the officer’s wing and threw himself through his door. As it whisked closed behind him, he punched his armband, locking the door behind him. He fell on his bed and fought off the wretching feeling in his gut as he curled up, his brain screaming through the fog of thoughts as he felt his heart being crushed.
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2023.05.23 23:02 CrispyBananaPeel What's the best deal for durable full-flow, solid brass quick connectors for garden hoses? Anyone use the Lee Valley quick connectors and recommend them? Any other recommendations beyond Eley and Dramm?
I need to buy a bunch of solid brass, full-flow quick connectors for my garden hoses. While doing my research it seems most of the ones sold in local stores are brass plated, don't last long, and have small openings in the middle that restrict the flow. The most durable full-flow ones I've seen recommended on forums are also ones that are made in the USA: by Eley and Dramm. However, Eley's connectors, although the beefiest of them all, are super expensive at $26 per pair
+ shipping, and Dramm's are about $17 per pair
+ shipping. I need to order many of these QCs for several hoses, so of course I'm looking for the best deal.
I did see a few people on forums recommend Lee Valley QCs
, which are only $15 per pair and have free shipping (on orders over $40). These look similar to the Dramm QCs and are also made in the USA. But Lee Valley doesn't describe them as being full-flow, and you can't tell from the photos.
Anyone use the Lee Valley QCs and recommend them? Are they full flow?
Are there any other brands of solid brass, full-flow QCs that you'd recommend which are a better deal and will last many years?
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2023.05.23 22:04 DannyLumpy Summer Events in the Denver Area
I'm trying to make a list of all of the things to do in Denver for this summer. Does anyone know of anything I should add? DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE YOU GO. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE
• Saturdays 05/27-09/02 Swingin Under the Stars
- 7:30PM-10PM FREE All Ages Swing Dancing, Lessons, Ice Cream, Live Music
Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street Denver, CO 80211
• 06/03 Denver Day of Rock
- 1:15PM-9:30PM FREE All Ages 15 Bands, 3 Stages; Mainly Rock; Food Trucks
• 06/07 Holiday Theater Music and Poetry Showcase
- 7PM FREE All Ages Guitar, Low-Rock, Spoken Word, Poetry, Jazz
MCA Denver at the Holiday Theater 2644 West 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211
• 06/10 Five Points Jazz Festival
- 12PM-8PM FREE All Ages 140+ Jazz Performances
Five Points, Denver
• 06/17 First Harvest Music Vestival
- 4PM-8PM $10 12 and Below; $35 1+ All Ages Various Musicans Including the Flobots, The Snakes, and Brothers of Brass; Foodtrucks, To Show Solidarity for Refugees
DeLaney Community Farm 170 South Chambers Road Aurora, CO 80017
• 07/14-07/16 Compost Heap Music Festival
- Times TBA FREE (Suggested Donations) Underground Music of Various Genres
Seventh Circle Music Collective, 2935 W 7th Ave, Denver CO
• 07/15 Blues & BBQ Festival
– 10AM-6PM $10 All Ages Live Blues Music and BBQ
Citizen’s Park, 5560 W 24th Ave, Edgewater, CO 80214
• 07/21-07/22 Global Dance Festival
– 3PM-11PM $99/Day All Ages EDM, Art Installations, Circus Performers, Silent Disco. Performers Include Kaskade, Deadmau5, Loud Luxury, Surf Mesa, Troyboi, Zedd and Many More!
Empower Field. 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204
• 07/28-07/30 Underground Music Showcase
- 3PM-12AM $120 Weekend Pass *Independent Music of Various Genres - Broadway // 6th Ave to Alameda, 21 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
• 08/25-08/27 Meow Wolf Vortex Music and Art Festival
- 2:30PM-?? $60-$100 / Day, -$229 Weekend Pass Electronic Music Festival Feat. Griz, Armani White, BLOND:ISH and many more The Junkyard, 2323 W. Mulberry Place, Denver, CO 80204
• 08/12 Ghost Canyon Fest
– 6PM-12AM $50 21+ Noise, Punk, and Post Punk Bands
Hi Dive, 7 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80223
• 09/09 Sunnyside Music Festival
– 12PM-7:15PM FREE All Ages Local Bands, Food, Vendos
Chaffe Park near 2001 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
• 09/16 Viva Southwest Mariachi Fest
– 4:30PM-10PM FREE All Ages Mariachi Bands, Food, Vendos
Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80223
• 06/02 Chrom
- 5PM-10PM FREE All Ages A Pride Queer Art Showcase and Vendor Market, Live DJ
Skylight, 833 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, United States
• 06/09-06/11 ayA Con
- F 4PM-7PM; Sa 10AM-6PM; Su 10AM-5PM $15-$30 All Ages Indigenous Comics, Art, Fashion, Performance, Film, and Music
McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Aver, CO 80202
• 06/09-06/11 Denver Greek Festival
- F 11AM-11PM; Sa 11AM-12AM; Su 11AM-7PM FREE All Ages Celebration of Greek Heritage with Food, Music, Vendors, and Art
Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80246
• 06/17-06/18 Juneteenth Festival
- 12PM-8PM FREE All Ages Celebration of Black Culture and Liberation with a Parade, Live Music, Vendors
Five Points, Denver
• 06/17-06/18 Cherry Blossom Festival
- 5k Sa 8AM; Parade Sa 9:30AM FREE All Ages Celebration of Japanese Heritage with Taiko Drumming, Teriyaki Chicken, Sake, Japanese Art
Sakura Square, Denver
• 06/24-06/25 Denver Pridefest
- Sa 11AM-6PM; Su 11AM-4PM FREE All Ages Celebration of LGBTQ+ Culture with 5k Run, Parade, Venors, Concerts, Drag Events
Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80202 (Parade Starts at Cheeseman Park)
• 07/07 -07/09 Colorado Black Arts Festival
- F 1PM-8PM; Sa 11AM-8PM; Su 11AM-7PM FREE All Ages * Celebration of Black Culture with Performances, Visual Art, Scavenger Hunts, Food, Parade, Vendors* City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
• 07/15-07/16 Mile High Global Bazaar
- 11AM-7PM FREE All Ages Cultural Exhibits and Vendors from around the World
Skyline Park, Denver, CO 80202
• 07/22-07/23 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
– Races Start 8AM; Festival Sa 10AM-7PM. Su 10AM-5PM FREE All Ages *Dragon Boat Races, Food, Vendors, Performances – FREE – Sloan's Lake Park W Bryon Pl, Denver, CO 80212
Food / Drink Festivals
• W-Th 05/15-09/?? Civic Center Eats
- 11AM-7PM Free All Ages 10-20 Food Trucks of Various Cuisines
Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80202
• 05/14, 06/04, 07/09 A Taste of Colorado
10AM-6PM Free All Ages Live Music, 6 Food Trucks, Drinks, Live Music, Kids Activities, Vendors
Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80202
• 05/27-05/28 BBQ Fest
11AM-8PM $35 Under 20; $109 Adult All Ages * All You Can Eat BBQ, All You Can Drink, Cooking Demos, Live Music* Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO, 80204
• 05/27 Taste Around the World! Spring Wine Event
- 3PM-6:30PM $90 All Ages * Tastings for 25 Bottles of Wine with Help From Wine Experts* Ironton Distillery (RiNo) - 3636 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
• 07/20 The Big Eat
- 6PM-9PM $85 21+ 50+ Restaurants All You Can Eat, Live Music* Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80204
- Summer Brewfest
- 1PM-10PM $55 Advance, $60 Day of Only Allowed Half of Time) 21+ *Unlimited Tastings of Local Beer Brews Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, Denver Co 80204
• 08/03 Denver Burger Battle
- Price TBA 21+ 20+ Restaurants Best Burger Competition; Unlimited Drinks and Burgers
* Tivoli Quad, 1000 Larimer St, Denver CO 80204?
• 08/19 Sloan’s Lake Beer Fest
- $5 DD, $35 if Drinking 21+ 1970s Themed Beer Tasting with Live Music
* 1610 Raleigh Street Denver, CO 80204
• 08/26 Denver Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival
- 2:30PM-6PM $45 21+ Tasting of 20+ Whiskey, Tasting Lessons, Live Music, Food Location TBA
• 09/06-09/09 Denver Food and Wine Festivals
11AM-8PM $60-$95 21+ * Food and Wine Showcase, Tastings, Seminars, Cocktail Competition* Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus, 1000 Larimer St, Denver
Art / Crafts / Shopping Festival
• 05/05, 06/02, 07/07, 08/04, 09/01 Sante Fe First Friday Art Walks
- 5:30PM-9PM FREE All Ages Galleries , Vendors, Food Trucks, Music
Sante Fe // 5th Ave to 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
• 05/05, 06/02, 07/07, 08/04, 09/01 RiNo First Friday Art Walks
- 5:30PM-9PM FREE All Ages Art,Vendors
Larimer St // Broadway to Downing
• 05/05, 06/02, 07/07, 08/04, 09/01 Dairy Block First Friday Art Walks
- 5PM-9PM FREE All Ages Art, Vendors
1800 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
• 05/05, 06/02, 07/07, 08/04, 09/01 Lakewood First Friday Art Walks
- 6PM-9PM FREE All Ages Galleries, Drinks, Music
6501 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214
• 05/20-05/21 Spring Bazaar
- 12PM-6PM FREE All Ages 80+ Vendors, Live DJ, Food Hall
Outside Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St #100, Denver, CO 80216
• 05/27-05/28 Denver Arts Festival
- Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM FREE All Ages Local Art
Conservatory Green, Central Park, 8304 E. 49th Pl. Denver 80216
• 06/08-06/11 Denver Fringe Festival
- Hours Vary $15 (Some FREE Street Performances) All Ages 55+ Shows of Performance Art, Plays, Comedy, Improv, Cabaret, Magic, Dance, Aerial, Immersive Experiences, & More Across 12 Venues
RiNo and Five Points Denver
• 06/10-06/11 Denver Chalk Art Festival
- Sa 10AM-10PM; Su 10AM-8PM FREE All Ages Chalk Art on the Street
123 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
• 07/01-07/03 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Sa-Su 10AM-8PM; M 10AM-6PM FREE All Ages Art Vendors
Cherry Creek North, 2401 E 2nd Ave #150, Denver, CO 80206
• 07/22-07/23 Cheeseman Park Art Festival
– 9AM-5PM FREE All Ages 150+ Artists, Live Music, Food & Drinks Cheeseman Park, 1599 East 8th Avenue, Denver CO 80218
• 05/14, 05/22, 06/11, 06/25; 07/09, 07/23, 08/13, 08/27 Thrift Pop
– 12PM-5PM FREE All Ages Vintage Clothing, Thrifting, Collectibles
Denver Central Market 2669 Larimer St, Denver CO
• 05/18-05/21 Somebody’s Friend Movement and Music Festival
– Times Vary FREE All Ages Dance and Live Music Festival
Denver Central Market 2669 Larimer St, Denver CO
• 05/20 Rocky Mountain Tree Festival
– 12PM-6PM FREE All Ages Live Music, Art Vendors; All Funds Go to Planting Trees
New Terrain Brewing Co, 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO
• 05/12; 06/04; 07/09; 08/06 !Viva! Streets
– 8AM-2PM FREE 3.5 Miles of Car Free Streets; Food; Crafts
Broadway, Denver From Alameda to 20th
• 06/10-06/11 Unicorn Festival
– 10AM-5PM $25 All Things Fairy and Unicorn Including the Unicorns Themselves
Clement Park, 7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
• 06/10-06/11 Big Gear Show
– Sa 10AM-6PM; Su 10AM-4PM FREE Outdoor Goods Consumer Show
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
• 06/30-07/02 Fan Expo
– F 4PM-9PM; Sa 10AM-7PM; Su 10AM-5PM $38-$58 / Day; $90 3-Day Pass All Ages Convention for Fans of Comics, Sci F, Horror, Anime, Gaming
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
• 07/15-07/16 Lavender Festival
– 9AM-5PM $13 Adults, $11 Seniors, $9 Children All Ages Lavender Fields, Artists, Live Music, Demonstrationsof Dye Garden and Blacksmith ShopDenver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
Farmers Markets Sundays
- Sundays 05/07-11/12 South Pearl Street – 9AM-1PM 1527 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
- Sundays 06/25-10/08 Central Park – 8:30AM-12:30 PM South Green 7601 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80238
- Sundays 04/07-10/29 Metro Denver Famers Market - Highlands Ranch – 10AM-2PM 9288 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
- Sundays 06/04-09/24 Arvada Farmer’s Market – 9AM-1:30PM Olde Town Square, 5702 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80002
- Sundays 05/21-10/15 HighlandsSquare – 9AM-1PM 3600 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
- Sundays 05/14-10/29 Parker – 8AM-1PM – 19565 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138
- Sundays 05/28-10/15 Festival Park – 9AM-2PM – 300 2nd St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
- Sundays 06/04-09/24 People + Produce – (Food Trucks Beer Garden Live Music) - 9AM-1PM – 4190 S Newport St, Denver, CO 80237
- Second Sundays May-Aug Stanley Summer Series Farmer’s Market - 1PM-6PM Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
- Tuesdays 05/30-09/26 Evergreene – 10AM-2PM 1036 El Rancho Road, Evergreen, CO 80439
- Wednesdays 06/07-08/30 Green Valley Ranch – 5PM-8PM Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park, 4890 Argonne St., Denver, CO 80249
- Wednesdays 06/14-08/16 Cherry Creek – 9AM-1PM Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
- Wednesdays 06/14-09/27[Littleton]((https://www.denverfarmersmarket.com/) – 10AM-2PM 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
Denver.org List of Farmers Markets
- Saturday 05/06-11/04 Cherry Creek Fresh Market – 9AM-2PM Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
- Saturdays 05/13-10/28 University Hills – 9AM-1PM – 2500 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222
- Saturdays 06/10-09/30 [Lakewood]((https://www.denverfarmersmarket.com/) – 10AM-2PM Mile Hi Church. 9077 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80226
- Saturdays 04/06-10/28 Southwest Plaza – 8AM-2PM 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
- Saturdays 05/13-09/30* Southland – 8AM-1PM – 6155 S Main St, Aurora, CO 80016
- Saturdays 06/03-09/16 Union Station – 9AM-1PM 1701 Wynkoop, Denver, CO 80202
- Saturdays 5/13-10/28 City Park – 8AM-1PM 2551 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
- Saturdays 06/03-10/07 Golden 8AM-1PM 1019 10th St, Golden, CO 80401
- Saturdays 5/13-10/14 Real Farmer’s Market - Louisville – 9AM-1PM 824 Front Street, Louisville, CO 80027
- 1st and 3rd Saturdays 5/13-10/21 Rebels in the Garden - 9PM-1PM Activist Group Rebel Marketplace, S Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO, USA
Concerts LIST OF ALMOST ALL CONCERTS AND LIVE MUSIC IN DENVER SUMMER 2023 Free Outdoor Concerts
Outside Paid Venues
- Sundays 06/04-08/06 City Park Jazz - 6PM-8PM FREE All Ages Jazz, Blues, Brass, and More City Park Pavilion, Denver
- Dates Vary 05/19-09/29Levitt Pavilion Free Concerts Series - Times Vary FREE All Ages Free Concerts, Various Genres Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80223
- Central Park Concert Schedule - 6PM or 6:30 PM FREE All Ages Central Park, Denver
- Green Valley Ranch Sunday Concerts in the Park - 4PM-6:30PM FREE All Ages Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park, 5050 Argonne St, Denver, CO 80249
- Downtown Lakewood Summer Concert Series - 6PM-8PM FREE All Ages Belmar Shopping Center, Downtown Lakewood, 7337 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO 80226
- Orchard Town Center Til’ Dark 3rd Friday’s Concert Series - 6:30PM-8:30PM FREE All Ages The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St, Westminster, CO 80023
- Highlands Ranch Community Association Summer Concert Series - 6:30PM-8:00PM FREE All Ages Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Paid Indoor Venues Concert Lists (by Genre, Search, Etc)
- Red Rocks Event Schedule 303-319 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
- Empower Field Event Schedule 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204
- Fiddler’s Green Event Schedule 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
- Denver Botanical Gardens Music at the Gardens Schedule Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
- Evenings El Pastor at the Denver Botanic Gardens Small Ensembles Hidden Throughout the Gardens Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
- Civic Center Park Concert Schedule Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80202
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Concert Schedule Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
- Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater & Front Porch Concerts Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
- Shady Grove Concert Series at Four Mile Historic Park - 6:30PM $15 Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246
- Mile High Music Series - 6:30PM-10PM Ticket Comes with 1 Free Frink Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246
Parks / Nature National Parks State Parks City Parks
- City Park Lake, Science Museum, Zoo, Golf 17th and York, Denver, CO
- Skyline Park * Beer Garden, Ice Skating Rink in Winter* 16th and Arapaho, Denver, CO
- Civic Center Park * Lots of Festivals, Art Museum, Library, Government Buildings* 101 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO, 80203
- Confluence Park Aquarium, Children’s Museum, Elitch Gardens, S Platte River 2250 15th St, Denver, CO
- Centennial Flower Gardens Gardens, S Platte River, Elitch Gardens 1101 Little Raven St, Denver, CO
- Commons Park S Platte River, Sand Prairie 17th and York, Denver, CO
- Sloans Lake Park Lake, Festival 1700 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO
- Washington Park Lakes, Boat Rentals, Gardens, Playgrounds, Sports, Tennis Courts, Soccer Field Virginia Ave and Downing St, Denver, CO
- Cheeseman Park Paths, Playgrounds 1599 E 8th St, Denver, CO
- Bear Creek Park 2,600 Acres, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Swim Beach, Boat Rentals 15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO
- Paco Sanchez Park Hilly expanse with unique playgrounds 1290 Knox Court, 3240 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
- Ruby Hill Bike Park 7 Acre Park for Bike Riders with Ramps and Tracks W Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80223
- Smaller / More Distant City Parks include: Berkeley Lake Park, Rocky Mountain Lake Park. McDonough Park, City of Cuernavaca Park, Benedict Fountain (Triangle) Park AND MANY MORE…
Water Activities Beaches
Pools Splash Parks Water Parks
- Cherry Creek State Park Swim Beach Smoky Hill Trail, Aurora, CO 80015
- Aurora Reservoir Swimming Beach S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
- Aurora Reservoir SCUBA Beach E Reservoir Dam Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
- Platte River Highlands Bridge and Swimming in Confluence Park 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
- Soda Lake Beach in Bear Creek Lake Park Near 15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228
- Chatfield Park Swim Beach Near Perimeter Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
- List of Water Parks in the Denver Metro Area May be out of date
- 05/29-09/04 Island Kingdom Waterpark at Elitch Gardens - Varies between 9AM and 8:30PM (Closes at Dusk) $50/Day, $75/Season All Ages Water Park with Thrill Slides, Family Slides, Wave Pool, and Lazy River; Attached to Theme Park (No extra cost) 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204
- 05/26-09/04 Water World - Varies between 9AM and 6PM $28-$55 Adults, $24-$45 Children All Ages Water Park with Thrill Slides, Family Slides, Wave Pool, Lazy River, and Surf Wave 8801 N Pecos St, Federal Heights, CO 80260
- 05/27-08/13 The Splash at Fossil Trace - 10AM-5:30PM Park; 10AM-5PM Pools $12.50 Day Pass, $194 Season Pass All Ages Pools and Water Slides 3151 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401
- 05/27-09/04 Pirate’s Cove - 10AM-5:30PM $18 Day Pass; $120 Season Pass All Ages Pools and Water Slides 1225 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
Amusement Theme Parks / Roller Coasters
- Year Round, Dates Vary Elitch Gardens - Varies between 9AM and 9PM $50/Day, $75/Season All Ages Theme Park and Water Park 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204
- 05/13-09/10 Lakeside Amusement Park - Varies between 1PM and 11:30PM $30 All Ages Theme Park Built in 1908 4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakeside, CO 80212
- Saturdays & Sundays, 06/17-08/06 Colorado Renaissance Festival - 10:30AM-6:30PM $28 Adult, $12 Child All Ages Renaissance Themed Food, Drink, And Entertainment including Comedy, Sword Swallowing, Fire Breathing, Music, Jousting, and More 650 Perry Park Ave, Larkspur, CO 80118
Outdoor Movies Local Projections
- Denver.org List Mostly not announced yet List of Outdoor Movie Showings in Denver Including: Avanti, Town Center Park Auditorium, Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, Elitch Gardens (in the Wave Pool), South Green in Central Park
- Denver.org List Mostly not announced yet List of Outdoor Movie Showings Near Denver Including: Red Rocks, Stanley Marketplace, Parfet Park in Golden, Parks Across Westminster, Backcountry Base Camp in Littleton, Memorial Park in Northglenn, Infinity Park in Glendale, Citizen Park in and Edgewater
- 88 Drive In - 7PM $12 Double Features Drive in Theatre, Film Schedule 5 Days in Advance 8780 Rosemary Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
Theatre / Opera / Symphony Shows
• Denver Center for the Performing Arts Big Performing Arts Complex with Several Auditoriums for Plays, Concerts, Symphonies, Shows, and More
1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
- 04/14-06/18 The 39 Steps- Singleton Theatre
- 05/31-06/04 Riverdance - Buell Theatre
- 06/13-06/18 Aladdin - Buell Theatre
- 06/21-07/02 Book of Mormon - Buell Theatre
- 08/16-08/19 Jagged Little Pill - Buell Theatre
- 09/01-10/08 A Little Night Music - Wolf Theatre
- 09/15-09/17 Beetlejuice - Buell Theatre
• Miners Alley Playhouse Local Children’s Theatre
1224 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
- 05/19-06/11 The Oldest Boy
- 05/27-06/24 Robin Hood
• Adams Mystery Playhouse Full-time Murder Mystery Theatre
2406 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
- 05/02-05/27 Bootlegger’s Murder
- 05/13-05/31 A Dark and Stormy Murder
- 06/02-08/03 Mystery in Pirate’s Cove
- 06/02-08/05 Murder on Pirate’s Island
- 08/10- 09/16 An Artful Murder
- 09/22-09/30 They Came From Below
• Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Local Playhouse for Concerts and Plays
6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
- ** 09/08-10/15** Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
• Vintage Theatre Local Play House Specializing in Revival and Contemporary Musicals and Play
1468 Dayton St, Aurora, CO 80010
- 06/02-07/09 Driving Miss Daisy
- 07/22-07/30 In the Heights
• Firehouse Theatre Company at The John Hand Theatre Performance Art Group
7653 E 1st Pl, Denver, CO 80230
- 06/03-07/01 A Mexican Trilogy: Charty
• Curious Theatre Company Cutting Edge Theatre
1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO 80204
- 05/18-06/15 Cullud Wattah
• 06/11-08/13 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Prices Vary; $18 For Standard Bundle **Festival Showing Many of Shakespeare’s Plays Over a Few Weeks
972 Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80302 Theatres Without Current Shows That You Should Still Keep an Eye On
• The Source Theatre Company Local Performing Arts Theatre
721 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
• Lone Tree Arts Center Contemporary Center Which Hosts Plays, Concerts, and Events
10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124
• Cherry Creek Theatre Performance Art Center
350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246
Dance / Performance Art / Burlesque / Etc
• 05/18-06/04 Strange Natures
- TH-Su 7PM $20 Immersive Dance Theatre Show
1801 Brentwood St., Lakewood, CO 80214
• 07/05-08/13 Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
- 7:30PM $54- $64 All Ages Circus and Gymnastics Show
Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80202
• 07/06-07/08 Colorado Burlesque Festival
- 7PM-10PM $25- $35 / Day, $75 / Weekend 18+ Burlesque, Drag, Aerial, & Variet Performance
Reelworks, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO
• 07/02 -07/31– Central City Opera’s 2022 Festival – (Opera and Theatre) – Central City Opera House
Museums / Exhibits / Gardens Art
- Denver Art Museum - 10AM-5PM $12-$19 ALL AGES Daily 10AM-5PM General Art Museum 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy Denver, CO 80204 - FREE DAYS: 05/09, 05/14, 06/13, 07/11, 07/30, 09/09, 09/12, 10/10, 11/04, 11/14, 12/12)
- Museum of Contemporary Art Denver - T-F 12PM-7PM; Sa-Su 10AM-5PM $7-$10 All Ages Contemporary and Modern Art 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202 - FREE DAYS: 06/03, 07/01, 08/05, 09/02, 10/07, 11/04, 12/02
- Meow Wolf - Su-Th 10AM-10PM; F-Sa 10AM-12AM $40-$55 ALL AGES Psychedelic Immersive Alien Art Experience 1338 1st St, Denver, CO 80204
- Spectra Art Space: Spookadelia - 11AM-9/10PM $12-$30 ALL AGES * Psychedelic, Immersive Local Art Experience* 1842 S Broadway Denver, CO 80210
- Clyfford Still Museum - 10AM-5PM $6-$10 ALL AGES Art by the Artist Clyfford Still 1250 Bannock St Denver, CO 80204 - FREE DAYS: 05/31, 06/25, 07/23, 08/18, 09/06, 10/05, 11/04, 12/03
- Museo de las Americas - 12PM-5/6PM $5-$8 ALL AGES Latin American Art 861 Santa Fe Dr, CO 80204 - FREE DAYS: 06/02, 07/07, 08/04, 09/01, 10/06, 11/03, 12/01
- American Museum of Western Art 10AM-4:30PM $5 All Ages Art Depicting the American West from 1800s to Present 1727 Tremont Place, Denver, CO 80202
- Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art- T-Sa 11AM-5PM; Su12PM-5PM $10-$12 All Ages Fine and Decorative Art 1201 Bannock St Denver, CO 80204
Science / Nature
- History Colorado Center - 10AM-5PM $14 ALL AGES General History Museum with Emphasis on Colorado History 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
- Four Mile Historic Park 10AM-4PM $6-$8 ALL AGES Celebration of Denver’s Western Heritage 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246 - FREE DAYS: 05/26, 06/23, 08/25, 09/22, 10/27, 11/24, 12/22
- Black American West Museum - 10AM-2PM $10-$15 All Ages History of Black and African American in the Wild West 3091 California St Denver, CO 80205
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science - 9AM-5PM $17-$23 All Ages Nature, Science, Technology, and History; Planetarium; Laser Fantasy 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80205 - FREE DAYS: 06/28, 08/16, 09/06, 09/18, 10/15, 12/04
- Botanical Gardens - York St (Downtown) - 9AM-8PM $15 Gardens with Plants from All Over the World 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206 - FREE DAYS: 06/06, 07/05, 08/15, 11/24
- Botanical Gardens - Chatfield Farms) - 9AM-8PM $10 Gardens and a Full Working Farm 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128 - FREE DAYS: 06/06, 07/05, 08/15, 11/24
- Plains Conservation Center M-F 8AM-4PM; Sa 9AM-5PM $10 All Ages Prairie Conservation Center / Activities / Educational Experiences 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013
- Denver Zoo - 9AM-5PM $24 Adults, $18 Kids All Ages Animals, Conversation, Education 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205 - FREE DAYS: 10/07, 11/07, 11/12
- Butterfly Pavillion - 10AM-5PM $15 Adults, $10 Kids All Ages Butterfly Garden, Insect Exhibits, Tarantula Holdings, Education 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020
- Denver Downtown Aquarium - M-Th 10AM-8:30PM; F-S 11AM-10PM; Su 11AM-8PM $19-$25 Plus Add-ons All Ages Aquarium / Restaurant / 4D Theatre / Mermaid Shows 700 Water Street Denver, CO 80211
- Wild Animal Sanctuary - 10AM-5PM $50 Adults, $30 Kids All Ages Learn About Wildlife Rescue and See Animals from Elevated Platforms - Stresses It's Not a Zoo but you can see many "zoo" animals 2999 Co Rd 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643
Things to Do Year Round
• WIP of Places to Eat, Drink, and Have Fun Around Downtown
I'm still building this. Please let me know if you have anything to add or change!
• Eat Around the World in Denver
Join us over at /denverfood
where we're trying to make a list of restaurants that represent each of the world's countries all in the larger Denver area!
Other Resources General Compilations
• Mile High on the Cheap
• 303 Magazine Events Calendar
• Colorado.com Events Schedule
• Denver-Co Events
• Vesta Events
• Metro Denver
• Dairy Block Event Calendar
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2023.05.23 10:32 pan_Psax Tom's "Basic guide to straight line missioning"
You all must have seen the video "Thinking of doing a straight line mission? Here's everything you need to know". Based on it, with the help of ChatGPT, I created a bullet point list of advice and recommendations that were mentioned in the video: 1. Be Realistic
2. Google Earth is Your Planning Mecca
- Don't overestimate your abilities if you're new to outdoor adventures.
- Choose a feasible country or area to cross in a straight line.
- Understand that straight line missions are challenging and require careful planning.
- Consider the amount of willpower needed, especially if you're doing it alone and camping for multiple nights.
- Be honest with yourself about whether you can handle the loneliness and potential morale setbacks.
- Start with a smaller challenge, like a two-day hike and camping experience on your own.
- Test your comfort level and see if you enjoy the adventurous aspect of it.
- If the experience is unpleasant and you don't want to repeat it, reconsider pursuing a straight line mission.
- Be realistic and honest with yourself when evaluating your capabilities.
3. The Secret is in the Tweaking
- Use Google Earth for planning your Straight Line Mission.
- Take advantage of the bird's eye satellite imagery to visualize your route.
- Turn off the terrain view to focus on the satellite imagery.
- Analyze the satellite imagery to identify potential campsites and obstacles along your route.
- Zoom in and out on Google Maps for a closer view of specific areas.
- Utilize the "yellow man" feature on Google Earth to get a street-level perspective and examine roads and features like railway tracks.
- Assess the steepness of terrain using the terrain view and street-level perspective.
- Use the timeline feature on Google Earth to access past imagery, which can be useful for historical analysis.
- Check the photos feature on Google Earth to gather additional information about specific locations, such as farms, mountainsides, or valleys.
- Examine photos to determine the steepness of terrain or potential hazards.
- Use your judgment and experience to assess the safety and feasibility of certain areas or features.
- Be cautious of dangerous elements, such as steep slopes or animals, as indicated by the satellite imagery or photos.
- Consider combining information from Google Earth with other resources or software, depending on your preferences and needs.
- Keep in mind that Google Earth is a free and user-friendly tool for planning and visualizing your Straight Line Mission.
4. Beware of Steep Gradients
- Use Google Earth to start with a preliminary straight line.
- Avoid towns and built-up areas.
- The key is to tweak the line until you're satisfied.
- Zoom in on the map to get a closer look at the terrain.
- Changing either side of the line opens up unlimited possibilities.
- Consider approaching from different angles or going further north or south.
- If you encounter obstacles like towns, rethink your route and make adjustments.
- A few houses along the line are workable, but avoid whole villages.
- Tweak the line on the right side if necessary to avoid specific obstacles.
- Some countries may pose more challenges due to their dense farming areas, towns, and motorways.
- Experiment with different adjustments to find the most feasible and straightest route.
- Keep in mind that tweaking can take hours, so be patient and persistent.
- Some countries may be more difficult to tweak in than others, so be prepared for varying levels of challenge.
5. Don't Mess About on Boats
- Beware of steep gradients as they are the most likely danger during a straight line mission.
- Avoid farms and built-up areas by moving to less inhabited and wilder areas.
- Wilder areas often have mountains or hills, which can pose challenges.
- Google Earth's slope readings may not be accurate, so it's not reliable for determining safe slopes.
- To accurately measure slopes, it is recommended to use advanced GIS software and LIDAR imagery.
- Finding a specialist with access to such software and imagery is ideal, but it may not be easily available.
- If attempting a line through mountainous areas, it is crucial to have experience in dealing with steep gradients and mountaineering.
- Scout out potentially steep areas beforehand to assess their safety.
- Consider the level of thorough planning, time, and financial investment required for scouting and preparation.
- Some countries with significant mountains, like Andorra and Austria, may be too dangerous for a straight line mission due to their mountainous terrain.
- If attempting a line in mountainous regions, allow for a larger leeway on either side of the line, such as around 100 meters.
- It is advisable to have considerable experience in mountain climbing and scrambling before attempting such challenging terrains.
- Safety should be a top priority, and it's better to err on the side of caution by avoiding excessively dangerous areas.
- Consider the overall difficulty of the country or region and aim for a realistic challenge level, such as silver instead of platinum or gold.
6. Stashes are King
- For lake and river crossings, use an inflatable kayak or a regular kayak.
- Stash the kayak before attempting the crossing.
- Consider the size and conditions of the body of water before choosing the crossing method.
- If the river is slow-flowing or narrow, a paddle board or a smaller inflatable boat with oars may be suitable.
- Avoid carrying the kayak or boat in your bag to keep the weight manageable.
- Proper planning is crucial for a successful mission.
- If the lake is large and choppy with big waves, it's essential to pick up speed and cut through the waves.
- Life jackets are important for safety during the crossing.
- Don't underestimate the challenges of crossing a lake without proper safety equipment.
- Speed is important to minimize the time spent in the cold, wet environment.
- Invest in a suitable kayak and ensure it is stashed properly.
- Crossing the lake can provide the easiest four miles of the entire mission.
7. Winter is Best
- Stashes are highly recommended for missions further than 30 miles.
- Stash points should include water (3 liters), food for the evening and next day, batteries, spare socks, and spare pants.
- Stashes significantly reduce pack weight, enabling faster movement and easier fence crossing.
- Light packs (around 8-10 kilograms) are ideal, and even a 500 gram increase can make a significant difference.
- Stashes can make the difference between success and failure in evading potential obstacles like farmers.
- Consider stashing water depending on the availability of water sources in the area.
- Pack weight affects comfort and the ease of walking up and down mountains.
- Support from a teammate or other means is preferable to stashes in some cases.
- Support allows for battery charging and access to specific items needed during the mission.
- Support is more flexible than stashes, as you may encounter delays or reach stash points too soon.
- If possible, take advantage of stashes and support to maximize your chances of success.
8. Use a Robust GPS System
- Winter is the best time for a straight line mission in many countries.
- Avoid attempting the mission in summer due to heat, flies, midges, bugs, bees, and hay fever.
- Foliage like brambles, ferns, and stinging nettles can make the mission extremely difficult and uncomfortable.
- Crops pose a significant obstacle, so check if the area has crop fields before planning the mission.
- Trampling crops is not advisable.
- Winter has downsides such as cold temperatures and rain, but it is still manageable.
- The ideal time for a straight line mission in Britain and Central Europe is February or March.
- Consider the location and climate of the specific country before determining the best time for the mission.
- Norway in summer can be suitable due to the absence of crops and brambles.
- Proper equipment is crucial for coping with cold temperatures during winter missions.
9. Get it on Film
- Consider using a robust GPS system for outdoor adventure challenges.
- Upgrading to a newer model may be worth it, but spending more money doesn't necessarily guarantee a better device.
- It's possible to find a good all-round option without breaking the bank.
- Ensure that the batteries are reliable and long-lasting to avoid any disappointments during missions.
- Opt for rugged GPS devices that can withstand outdoor conditions.
- Look for a GPS system with good signal reception from multiple satellite types, although it may not be perfect in canyons or forests.
- Master the process of setting up routes on the GPS device's software, such as Garmin Basecamp.
- Keep in mind that the software may not be the best, but it's manageable and not overly complicated.
- Downloading birdseye imagery can be a bit cumbersome, but it's doable and not too difficult to figure out.
10. The Better Equipt you are the More Likely you are to Succeed
- Use GoPro cameras to film and document the mission.
- GoPro Hero 7 is recommended, although there is a Hero 10 available.
- GoPros can glitch up, especially in cold weather, but changing the battery to a fresh, fully charged one can often fix the issue.
- Shooting in 4K provides excellent quality but consumes more battery and memory.
- Carry multiple 64GB memory cards to have enough storage for approximately five hours of footage per day.
- Bring a sufficient number of GoPro batteries (around 26) to last throughout the mission.
- To avoid losing batteries, distribute them among the team and charge them incrementally during the journey.
- Keep in mind that GoPro cameras, SD cards, and batteries can be expensive, so budget accordingly.
- Investing in equipment is essential for a successful mission, especially if aiming to cross a country and establish a record.
11. What Counts as Crossing a Country
- Good equipment increases your chances of success in outdoor adventure challenges.
- Invest in a good GPS device, tent, kayak, and lightweight dehydrated food.
- Consider a thick sleeping bag and a self-inflating mat for a good night's sleep.
- Use a proper dry bag to keep your belongings dry during river crossings.
- Wear good boots and thorn-proof ripstop clothing.
- A satellite phone can be helpful for serious missions.
- Consider additional costs such as hotels, rental cars, and petrol.
- Remember that the better equipped you are, the higher your chances of success.
- Spending more money on equipment might be worth it to increase your chances of success.
- Outdoor missions are challenging, and it's hard to fully grasp their difficulty from edited videos.
- Equipment failure can be a significant setback, so ensure your gear is reliable.
- Be prepared for unexpected obstacles like impassable lakes or dense brambles.
- Preparation is key, and it includes buying the right gear.
12. Line Purity Matters
- When attempting a straight line mission across a country, aim to truly cross the country from one side to the other, rather than taking shortcuts or cutting off parts.
- Avoid taking the easy way out or using cop-outs when planning your route. Challenge yourself and strive for greater achievements.
- Recognize that countries have unique shapes and boundaries, making it impossible to draw definitive lines for crossing.
- While there are unlimited lines that can be drawn across an oddly shaped country, it's important to use common sense in determining if your route truly qualifies as crossing the country.
- If you're crossing a small country like Luxembourg, don't claim to have crossed it if your route only covers a small portion. Be honest about the extent of your journey.
- Consider the proportion of the landmass to the north or south of your route. Having a significant portion (such as a quarter or a third) of the country on one side can be a guideline for a valid crossing.
- Take into account the geographical features and landmarks of the country. Crossing a country should involve traversing substantial portions of its landscape, rather than just touching the borders.
- Common sense should prevail when deciding if your route qualifies as a true crossing. Consider the overall distance, direction, and significant portions of the country covered.
- Remember that there are no fixed rules for straight line missions across countries. Each case is unique and should be approached with careful consideration of the country's shape and size.
- Keep in mind the principles of line purity and line continuity, using common sense to determine the authenticity and integrity of your journey.
13. Deviations Matter Even More
- Line purity refers to the concept of maintaining a continuous run without segmenting or interrupting the journey.
- A continuous run is considered more valuable and holds greater significance compared to segmented runs.
- Ideally, straight line missions should have different categories to differentiate between various types of runs and their levels of line purity.
- One possible category could be a "platinum" level, which requires not leaving the line to camp by more than 25 meters, representing the ultimate in straight line missioning.
- It is important to be honest and transparent in videos documenting the mission, accurately describing whether the run was continuous or segmented.
- Continuous runs are considered the proper way to approach straight line missions, and participants should strive to achieve this level of line purity.
- Deviations from the line should be kept to a minimum, with the intention of staying as close to the straightest line as possible.
- While some deviations may be necessary to avoid obstacles or confrontations with landowners, they should be limited and not exceed a certain distance (e.g., 20 meters).
- It is crucial to plan ahead and consider factors such as weather conditions, river conditions, and potential obstacles to minimize deviations from the line.
- Line purity plays an important role in the success and meaningfulness of a straight line mission, and strict rules at the highest level can help give the mission more significance.
14. Respect the Land
- Allow yourself a buffer zone of around 100 meters on each side of the straight line to make your journey easier.
- Utilize gates to pass through fields and find gaps in hedges to navigate around obstacles.
- Dance around trees, bushes, and brambles in forests instead of trying to go through them.
- If caught by a farmer, unless unlucky, you can often be escorted off their land while staying within your boundary.
- Deviating a bit from the straight line, around 20 meters, may be necessary at times to avoid detection or ensure survival.
- However, there is a significant difference between small wiggles and deviations of 100 to 200 meters.
- Pay attention to the weather and plan accordingly to avoid obstacles like raging rivers.
- Strict adherence to rules at the highest level gives the challenge meaning and drives you towards success.
- Deviating 120 meters or more from the line, especially due to bad planning, can result in failure.
- A successful straight line mission depends on personal definition and accomplishment, even if it falls short of the ultimate goal.
- Respect the land by not leaving a mess when camping, avoiding damage to hedgerows and crops, and not walking across crops.
- Damage caused to farmers' livelihoods by crossing crops can be significant and should be avoided.
15. Be Safe
- Respect the land and environment during outdoor adventures.
- Leave camping areas clean and free of any mess.
- Avoid damaging hedgerows and crops.
- Do not walk across crops as it can harm farmers' livelihoods.
- Avoid trespassing on people's properties.
- Seek permission if you need to pass through someone's garden.
- Show respect for others' property and ask if it's okay to cross their garden.
- Refrain from running through gardens, especially if there are tall fences or potential dangers like dogs.
- Use common sense and be considerate towards others' requests and boundaries.
Appendix (based on comments)
- Don't bite off more than you can chew.
- If you encounter a steep gradient or an obstacle that seems risky or uncertain, don't risk it. Go around instead, even if it means deviating from your original route.
- Your safety and well-being are more important than sticking to a straight line. Don't risk your life for the sake of the mission.
- Learn from past mistakes and lessons. The speaker acknowledges that going through a bog was a stupid decision, and they wish they had gone around it. Avoid making similar mistakes.
- It's okay to be new to outdoor activities and adventures. Recognize that your experience may be limited, especially if you've only learned from watching videos. Be aware of your skill level and take necessary precautions.
- Persevere through challenges and difficult times. Don't give up easily, as overcoming obstacles will ultimately lead to personal growth and discovering your inner strength.
- There may be additional tips and information that the speaker hasn't covered in the video. Apologies if specific questions or concerns weren't addressed.
Make sure someone who isn't traveling with you knows your route and expected return date. This is important for search and rescue barring the worst of circumstances.
- If you're going to be climbing a fair few fences and trespassing, 3 is a crowd. 2 is sensible though. Only go alone if the mission is a calm one and you are experienced.
- Make sure you know the local wildlife of the areas you are traveling through and how to deal with it - eg. bears, snakes, scorpions, poison ivy - do you have the right anti-venom/antidotes?
- Train Cardio and hiking in the build up to the mission - this will make it a hell of a lot easier for you, and even allow you to increase your pack weight.
- When determining if a country is possible, the width of country can be a deal breaker, depending on the terrain. For example Ireland, which is predominantly farmers fields, is probably too wide.
- Filming - I usually end up with anything between 2.5 and 5 hours of footage from each day. You never know what might end up being an important part of a story (eg batteries running out) so film when ever you can. For best results, always think about where you camera is pointing - you want good, clear and still shots.
- Trespassing laws vary wildly from country to country, and looked upon very differently from region to region. As a rule of thumb, the wilder the area, the smaller the fences, the more acceptable it is.
- Short missions are still valuable! You don't have to go for the country, you can always start small and go from there!
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