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2016.08.19 01:09 brygphilomena Single Serve Friends

For the development of the single serving friends app.

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2016.04.11 18:19 Best Dota2 Player This World Has Ever Fucking Seen

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2023.06.01 17:24 Overall-Sympathy-982 This is something that has made me not like the game

To get this out of the way, I’m a ps4 player.
So I have played xenoverse ever since the first game released. I loved it age it was amazing. Of course, when xenoverse two came out I jumped at the idea to play the game so I bought it on release.
I played the game, completed it and played while a few more dlc’s came out. I stopped playing the game around 2018 ish and went on with other games.
I wanted to play the game again around mid 2019, but for som reason even though the game was in my library, it said that I had to re-buy it. The exact same thing happened to xenoverse 1 as well. I obviously didn’t want to, so I tried to figure out what was wrong. I tried for a few days, but nothing worked. A few weeks ago now it was extremely cheap, so I bought it again because I wanted to revisit some old memories.
It found no save data at all, which I kinda figured already. The weirdest thing of all is that after I made my new character, the story is literally further than the point I left off.
I go to the time next portal, immediately after I go through, Trunks says that Fu hijacked the tv’s in conton city after we went after Janemba. To my knowledge, I have never done that in the game.
I leave the time nest and enter again and I’m greeted by another cutscene. This time, it’s Dabura talking about getting warriors to restore the demon realm.
I also have robots that have level 80 and 90 missions, as well as time rift that is already cleared when my newly created character is legit level 3.
I can’t do the first time quests either because it’s at the level 90 quests and I checked the vault and the only fight I have access to is Raditz.
I hate it here.
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2023.06.01 17:19 Inevitable-Disk-1413 I love how FU changes the name of his attack according to the situation

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2023.06.01 16:59 crosstalk22 Updates to cubscout program coming - if this facebook post can be believed

Some important things learned yesterday at Day 1 of the first BSA National Annual meeting in person since 2019: Updates to the BSA Programs and Operations. Cub Scout Program Updates: An updated Cub Scout program will launch in the 2024-2025 Scouting program year. A rollout plan will be shared soon and should be followed to guide the transition from the current to the updated program. This new program will be simpler to implement, more fun for youth, and better accommodate multi-rank dens. Family dens that serve both boys and girls are now permitted as of June 1, 2023 for family packs. 5th grade dens will remain as single-gender in preparation for the transition to Scouts BSA. Other National Program News: Catalyst BSA - Pilots are being planned of a council-centric program to encourage involvement of young adults in their 20s and 30s. Reimagining the chartering and rechartering process — an organization-wide review of the registration and chartering processes will be launched.
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2023.06.01 16:51 Comfortable-Bat-4072 A Practical Tourist Guide to Pyrrhia. Part 3: Wallowing with the Mudwings

Dear tourists of all types, today we are here on a special visit to the Mud Kingdom to start our lessons on the single tribes of Pyrrhia.

As you may have understood from the flyer delivered to you before the visit, today we are here to talk about the Mudwings, Brown Dragons, Swamp Dragons or whatever you want to call them.

(Disclaimer: due to various problems with the sources received, some information may be outdated or incorrect. The Mudwings public and any other species or tribe are asked not to be offended but to report various errors to the reception - the comments. Our director will take care to send apology letters and correct. Thank you for your support)

Mudwings are by far the largest and most massive tribe on the entire continent, thanks to the large amount of muscle mass, adapted to move in the difficult swampy environment.
They're easy to recognize by their Gigachad-like square jaw, armor-like scales, and brown, very brown colors (there are many shades of brown, but it's always brown).
They are, in biological terms, very close relatives of Skywings and Icewings, notable by the shape of the wings (no patagium attached to the body).

Their powers and abilities are very similar to what a human being would imagine thinking of the word "dragon".
In fact they are incredibly strong and resistant to blows and can breathe fire (only in hot environments, for adaptive factors). They also have amphibious capabilities such as being able to hold their breath for exactly one hour (not a second more or less).
Furthermore, they are the only species capable of withstanding fire. Or at least, some of them. Mudwings hatched from a blood-red egg have great heat resistance on their scales (up to 1500°C, don't ask where we got this data from), but they can still get burned if the wound is too deep or too extensive. There is no genetic correlation between red eggs and two normal Mudwings will still lay a blood red egg.

Since they're unlucky and it didn't serve the plot, they don't have Animus.

The Mudwings company is peculiar.
In fact, these dragons live in well separated social groups, made up of brothers and brood mates. They are born together and take care of each other, staying together for life. A Mudwings without a group can still join another group or create one with other outcasts like him (no offense)
At birth, the parents leave the unattended nest and the cubs are already independent of them, since they base their survival on the help of brothers and sisters.
The first born of the group is usually the leader ("Bigwings", which denotes a particular lack of imagination for names without the word "wings") and helps the other eggs to hatch (absolutely dangerous, not to be done at home).
Sibling love is so high that the Mudwings queens trust their group more than their advisors, and we've never heard of queens being challenged by their own sisters (but I'm pretty sure it's happened sometime in 5,000-odd years ).

Mudwings houses are bizarre egg-shaped dormitories that one would say, "Aren't they kinda small for a dragon?", only to find entire groups living inside a single one. In these safe dormitories mothers lay their eggs, making a last charitable gesture to the puppies before abandoning them to their fate.

The Mud Kingdom is a huge swamp east of Pyrrhia, next to the Sky Kingdom and above the rainforest. It extends to the Diamond Spray River Delta (in the north, where the lower class Mudwings live) and exists for the many emissaries of the river.
A kilometer swamp of mud, weeds, water reeds, gurgling rivers and small clods of earth on which sad trees grow. The proliferation of mosquitoes exceeds the limits allowed by the WHO, so diseases such as malaria and yellow fever abound among the few humans who live here.
Animals like hippos, alligators and snakes abound, although some talk about crocodiles as big as full-grown dragons (isn't a dragon essentially a crocodile as big as a dragon in fact?).

-For new Mudwings groups, there is a practical PDF format that can be downloaded from the Human-Dragon Interspecies Government Body website (Languages and Names section) with numerous tips on how to live in peace with your group

Thanks to all our dear tourists for your attention and participation.
See you at the next guide with "Tribe of Pyrrhia: Skydiving with Skywings"
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2023.06.01 16:49 SnooPoems7863 MUSIC COMPOSER / SOUND DESIGNER

Coucou coucou coucou to each one of you, talented fellow!
I'm a passionate music composer & sound designer and I'm confident I'd get the job done with brio!
I'll craft the perfect melody, meticulously tailored to your vision – a harmonious blend of creativity and precision to strike the right chord for your distinct needs.
I can accodomate to your expectations to transform your ideas into a theme, a song or even a symphonic piece specifically tailored to match your needs.
I will score for your movies, shows, video games, commercials, documentaries and podcasts.
My work ethics embody profound passion, meticulous attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
(I studied Composition at the National Conservatory of Paris and Guitar & Piano mastery in School of Arts, ATLA.)
Hire me! I'd love to join a team.
Here is a composition of mine (despite being quite specific in terms of style I'll use it as a portfolio today! but I sure can compose any genre)
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2023.06.01 16:47 Apteryx88 Are these DVDs fakes? Where can I get the animated version?

I would like to buy the full series on DVD, but not sure if either of these are legit or just bootlegs:
If both are fakes, where can someone in the UK get hold of the DVDs? Or is it a matter or waiting for years for it to come out?
Ideally, i'd like the ability to have both Chinese and Japanese dubs with English subtitles, but I know the Japanese ones aren't complete and don't have English subs anyway, so I'll take the original. I'd also like the uncensored original version, but I have no idea how to make sure that is the version I get (other than not buying from Malaysia).
Just a note, I haven't watched the series at all, I'm just reading the novels atm and really enjoying it, but i found the live action series too far removed from the novel (I like the dark elements and the LA version is too 'bright' due to the heavy censorship) and the Chinese cinema flourishes are a bit distracting to me outside of kung fu films. Having seen parts of the donghua, I know I'll enjoy that much more.
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2023.06.01 16:35 Dorgingon1980 Acer Nitro KG272UPbmiipx washed out/seems like a fog etc

Hello. I got weird question about Monitor i bought today! as my old Acer Nitro VG240YSbmiipx Died few days ago, so i decide to buy finally at least 2k (i dont have a space on desk, and last time when i bought it, they got issues so yeah i wasnt a fan of 2k)But, ok i bought that Acer Nitro KG272UP as i saw it on amazon, and even a friend that have more "knowladge' on monitors aproves it.So To the Point :
  1. Its seems like the colours are washed out? (Im using nvidia digital vibrance on 75% for years ) and even this dosnt help. On My previous Nitro VG240 it looks perfect (on hdr mode)
  2. I donno how to describe it but its looks like Brighntess is on 100 but somehow its kinda "dark/shadow/bellow fog?" like someone just cover the screen with transparent black " sheet " and set transparent to 2%
  3. Thats on DP on PC, but also on PS5 its the same Things ... On Differents setup then "HDR" LikeUser 1/graphic/Sports/Racing ActionThey all Loks like Some ECO mode that washout colours and make everything darker
So My question isits problem with my eyes? that i see that difference from old Nitro? and comparing it even to 2nd monitr that is Some old Samsung Led etc etc?Or I bought a shitty thing?Also it is VA and i was On IPS (i dont know maybe thats the difference )also maybe I dint turn ON something?
or maybe im just fu**k up? :)But if not maybe i should refund it? and back to 1080 again :)?
https://i.imgur.com/8ukxP4M.png even Windows taskbar looks diff
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2023.06.01 16:33 Dorgingon1980 Acer Nitro KG272UPbmiipx washed out/seems like a fog etc

Hello. I got weird question about Monitor i bought today! as my old Acer Nitro VG240YSbmiipx Died few days ago, so i decide to buy finally at least 2k (i dont have a space on desk, and last time when i bought it, they got issues so yeah i wasnt a fan of 2k)But, ok i bought that Acer Nitro KG272UP as i saw it on amazon, and even a friend that have more "knowladge' on monitors aproves it.So To the Point :
  1. Its seems like the colours are washed out? (Im using nvidia digital vibrance on 75% for years ) and even this dosnt help. On My previous Nitro VG240 it looks perfect (on hdr mode)
  2. I donno how to describe it but its looks like Brighntess is on 100 but somehow its kinda "dark/shadow/bellow fog?" like someone just cover the screen with transparent black " sheet " and set transparent to 2%
  3. Thats on DP on PC, but also on PS5 its the same Things ... On Differents setup then "HDR" LikeUser 1/graphic/Sports/Racing ActionThey all Loks like Some ECO mode that washout colours and make everything darker
So My question isits problem with my eyes? that i see that difference from old Nitro? and comparing it even to 2nd monitr that is Some old Samsung Led etc etc?Or I bought a shitty thing?Also it is VA and i was On IPS (i dont know maybe thats the difference )also maybe I dint turn ON something?
or maybe im just fu**k up? :)But if not maybe i should refund it? and back to 1080 again :)?
https://i.imgur.com/8ukxP4M.png even Windows taskbar looks diff
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2023.06.01 16:23 Mees2312 Finding a Hypercar in the US except, CA, FL and TX - pt. 9

Acura NSX NA1
Alpina B6 F06
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin Rapide S
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster 2006
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Audi R8 Type 4S
Audi R8 Type 4S + Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
Bentley Bentayga 2020
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Bentley Continental Flying Spur + Maserati GranTurismo
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GT 2011
Bentley Continental GTC
Bentley Continental GTC
Bentley Continental GTC 2011
Bentley Continental GTC 2011
Bentley Continental GTC 2011
Bentley Continental GTC 2019
Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley Flying Spur III
BMW M2 F87
BMW M3 E90
BMW M3 E90
BMW M3 E93
BMW M3 E93
BMW M3 F80
BMW M4 F82
BMW M4 F83
BMW M4 F83
BMW M6 E64
BMW M6 E64
BMW M6 F06
BMW M8 Gran Coupe
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible 2011
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake 2013
Ferrari 488 Spider
Ferrari Portofino
Ferrari Portofino
Fisker Karma
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster
Lexus LC500
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Maserati Quattroporte V
Maserati Quattroporte VI
Maserati Quattroporte VI
McLaren MP4-12C Spider
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG C218
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG C218
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212
Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG X166
Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG X166
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG W222
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG R231
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG R171
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster
Nissan 370Z Nismo
Nissan GT-R R35
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Porsche 911 F-Series
Porsche 911 G-Series Targa
Porsche 981 Cayman GT4
Porsche 981 Cayman GT4
Porsche 991 Carrera T
Porsche 991 Turbo
Porsche 991 Turbo
Porsche 991 Turbo Cabriolet
Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet
Porsche 997 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Porsche 997 Turbo
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2023.06.01 16:17 asievn Tải phim ở đâu? Các trang web tải phim miễn phí ở các quốc gia

Tải phim ở đâu? Các trang web tải phim miễn phí ở các quốc gia
  1. Các trang web tải phim miễn phí - 1.1. Youtube – trang web tải phim miễn phí Youtube thường đứng thứ hạng khá thấp trong danh sách tải phim ngày trước. Tuy nhiên, nhờ một số thay đổi gần đây và xu hướng ngày càng tăng của công ty đối với nội dung miễn phí, có quảng cáo hỗ trợ, Youtube giờ đã là nguồn tải phim miễn phí số 1 trên web. Giờ đây, YouTube cung cấp hơn 100 bộ phim dài tập hoàn chỉnh trên nền tảng của mình. Nó cũng được đề cập trong danh sách các trang web phát trực tuyến phim tốt nhất và mới nhất. Điều này khiến YouTube trở thành một trang web xem và tải phim hoàn toàn miễn phí cho những người không đủ khả năng chi trả phí bảo hiểm để truy cập nội dung của Netflix và Hulu. Bạn chỉ cần truy cập liên kết này và xem các bộ phim như Zookeeper, Learies Blonde, The Terminator, Flawless, Kung Fu Killer, IP Man, v.v. Hơn nữa, YouTube cũng có kế hoạch cung - https://asie.vn/tai-phim-o-dau-cac-trang-web-tai-phim-o-cac-quoc-gia.html
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2023.06.01 16:12 Disastrous3588 I'm looking for Isekai izuku fanfics.

As the title says I'm looking for fanfics where izuku gets trapped in an isekai environment. It doesn't necessarily have to be a crossover or a fantasy setting. Here are a few I've read recently. crossover with konosuba: Blessed with a Hero's Heart crossover with one piece: Heroes of the New World crossover with One Punch Man: World's Strongest Hero: Deku
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2023.06.01 16:08 Lord_H_Vetinari Is there a mod that makes a certain xenotype unique to your colony?

I created a roleplay playthrough setup with a custom genome that was supposed to be limited to my starter colonists only for story reasons. Except that I keep getting once in a while pawns of the same genome, whether via crash pod events, raids, quests, visitors, whatever. I tried searching the workshop and googling it (unique xenotype, unique phenotype and such), but could not find anything useful.
Before giving up on that, though, I'd like to ask in case it's just a matter of my (admittedly pretty weak) google-fu failing me.
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2023.06.01 16:06 Choice_Basis5786 Jasmine was too vulnerable on her 1st date! She is no longer married. You have to build trust with someone before you give them the playbook on how to break your heart.

Also, Jasmine seems to be attracted to the wrong type of guy. I was getting a player vibe from “friend boy.”. She was attracted to Airris and he oozed fu$& boy. What is going on with Jasmine?
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2023.06.01 16:02 Choice_Basis5786 Jasmine was too vulnerable on her 1st date! She is no longer married. You have to build trust with someone before you give them the playbook on how to break your heart.

Also, Jasmine seems to be attracted to the wrong type of guy. I was getting a player vibe from “friend boy.”. She was attracted to Airris and he oozed fu$& boy. What is going on with Jasmine?
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2023.06.01 15:53 empurrfekt June 1 Magic Number Watch - 103

I know there’s a long way to go. But with two months down, I wanted to drop a check in on the Braves’ magic numbers. The magic number is the number of Braves wins and losses by another team for the Braves to finish better than the other team in the standings (either with a better record or tied with the tiebreaker clinched*). Generally speaking, when someone references a team’s magic number, it’s the number to win the division. That is currently 103 over the Mets and Marlins. But this will look at every team.
And, while the Braves have a solid lead in the division, we can’t get too excited. This time last year, the Mets had a 10.5 game lead on the Braves. Since then, the Braves are 111-57 in regular season play while the Mets are 96-71. The Braves are 14.5 games better than the Mets over the last calendar year. Yes, this is less a warning about thinking the division is won and more lolMets.
The Braves currently control their destiny over every team in the NL. But even if the Braves win out, they can’t guarantee a better record than the Rays, Orioles, Rangers, or Astros.
I have also included magic numbers from May 1st and June 1st of last year. The former is to show what ground the Braves have made over the last month. The latter is to show how much better of a position the Braves are in this year rather than last year. For instance, the magic number to clinch the division last year was 123, a full 20 games higher than the 103 this year.
Team Magic Number Significance 5/1 Magic Number 6/1/22 Magic Number
Rockies 97 125 114
Cardinals 98 128 119
Nationals 98 128 107
Cubs 99 132 111
Padres 100 131 121
Phillies 100 131 111
Reds 101 129 109
Giants 102 129 119
Pirates 103 With Mets OR Marlins, clinches playoff berth 136 113
Mets 103 With Marlins, clinches NL East 133 123
Marlins 103 With Mets, clinches NL East 132 113
Brewers 104 Clinches #2 Seed and bye 135 121
Diamondbacks 107 With Dodgers, clinches top record in NL 132 114
Dodgers 107 With Diamondbacks, clinches top record in NL 132 124
Rays 112 Clinches WS home field advantage 139 119
Rangers 109 WS home field over AL Div 2 134 116
Twins 103 WS home field over AL Div 3 133 119
Orioles 108 WS home field over AL WC 1 136 110
Astros 107 WS home field over AL WC 2 132 122
Yankees 106 WS home field over AL WC 3 131 125
As 84 Guarantees not the worst record in baseball 122 108
/* The only tiebreaker this takes into consideration is head-to-head against a single team. If further tiebreakers are needed, the magic number is the number to finish with a better record. Multiple team ties may also affect the number beyond what I have calculated.
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2023.06.01 15:48 Spyke2k Assistance and Advice Requested RE: Agents, Self Publishing and Advertising.

Hello there, fellow authors! Hope this meets you all well and inspired.
I recently finished my first novel. It's called Black Sandz: Siege and Desist and I'm currently selling through Amazon. It's an epic story and it's close to 175,000 words.. so it's a bit of a read! haha
It's been up for almost a month, I've not sold that many copies and I've only had 1500 pages read on Kindle thus far so I have a few queries for any published authors here willing to share their knowledge!
Firstly; Agents. I'm from the Southwest of England where not much happens and for the most part, the rest of the country doesn't know we exist. So I don't have the network that say, Bristol of London has. My Google-Fu isn't the Mutt's nuts by any stretch of the neutering so I'm just unsure of what to do in regards to contacting and getting an agent. So any advice there would be lovely! lol
And for all the Self-Publishers out there, how are you advertising your book? You can run ads through Amazon which I am looking into and of course there's social media to advertise on but are you doing anything else to promote and advertise your book(s)?
Also in the rules about Flair Verification, it says you recommend getting Verified. Verified how and with whom? because for proof, this is my book: https://amzn.eu/d/8IR2FGW
Thanks everyone!
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2023.06.01 15:48 PurpleChinofTitan [US][SELLING] Lone Wolf and Cub, Cat+Gamer, Bloody Stumps Samurai, Apollo’s Song, Tono Monogatari, Crying Freeman

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/cojDCAW
Hi folks, updating my previous post. Making Bloody Stumps available again.
- Lone Wolf & Cub vol. 10 (Hostage Child)—$10
- Lone Wolf & Cub vol. 18 (Twilight of the Kurokawa)—$10
- Crying Freeman by Kazuo Koike & Ryoichi Ikegami books—$10 (each)
- Cat+Gamer by Wataru Nadatani (Dark Horse) ($10 each)—$20
- Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus vol. 1—$15
- Tono Monogatari by Shigeru Mizuki—$15- Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (Kodansha)—$20
-Blood Stumps Samurai by Hiroshi Hirata--$65 (preferred but best offers welcomed)
(Can definitely add photos of specific books. Prices are as shipped via Paypal. Shipping only in the US. Thanks for looking.)
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2023.06.01 15:33 papabear513 I was lost in the wilderness, and something didn't want me to be found...

Sand shifted beneath my feet as I shambled down the river’s edge. I tried to recall what had happened, but the throbbing pain pulsing at my left temple robbed me of any conscious thought. A strange static filled the space between my ears. It wasn’t like the kind you’d find on the tv at odd hours in the night, but more so the soft hum of recycled air piping through a small nozzle above your seat on a plane.
I felt like I was in a fishbowl. My vision would blur, then clear and blur once more. I struggled to keep my balance as I stepped through silt and wet stone.
There was no sign of my kayak or gear anywhere. The gray waters roared across boulders as trees loomed over the edges of the bank. Massive, gnarled roots crept through the ground to gather a drink. The underbrush above the bank was so thick it was impossible to guess at how far I’d drifted before washing up here.
I said a prayer to a God I’d long forgotten; keep me safe… please.
I had no desire to get lost in the surrounding forest, so I decided to follow the river. It seemed like the best and only option I really had. Surely, I would eventually come to a bridge that would put me on a road. Then I could flag someone down for help. Or maybe there would even be a clearing where I could gather my bearings. Perhaps a house or a farm would be there.
I’d read that in these situations, a positive attitude was essential for survival.
But the further I got down the bank, the more worry festered in my brain. It punched holes in my flimsy optimism. I was always cursed with being an overthinker, and now more than ever it felt like a mental prison.
What if I have a concussion?
What if I never find anyone and starve to death out here?
Or worse, what if something starving finds me?
The thought sent shivers down my spine. I reassured myself that bear sightings in Kentucky were very rare, and that I also was likely the only cougar around.
A much needed giggle escaped my lips. I wasn’t really that old, although if you asked my mother, I was certainly way too old not to be married yet. Is 34 too old to be single? I shrugged. Maybe if I did have a husband though, I wouldn’t be alone right now in the middle of the god-forsaken wilderness…
I finally came to a bend in the river a few miles down and silently prayed that just around it laid some sort of civilization. My heart sunk once I saw it was just more of the same on the other side. Trees as far as the eye could see.
For the first time on one of my adventures, I missed the city. I promised myself that after I got out of here, I’d sell all my hiking equipment and never leave Cincinnati again.
IF… I ever got out of here.
My calves screamed as I trudged several more miles down the bank. My mouth was as dry as cotton and my stomach rumbled with hunger.
It was looking bleak. That positive mindset had just about fully decayed when I caught a glimpse of something bright yellow near the water’s edge.
It couldn’t be…
I screeched with joy and sprinted towards my pack. I grabbed the bag and hugged it like it was a long lost relative.
Jesus Christ, I couldn’t believe it. I scanned the area hoping I’d see my kayak washed ashore as well, but no such luck. Still… I was pretty damn happy as I pulled out a water bottle and a bag of trail mix from within and devoured them with abandon.
Concern receded just enough for hope to make a reappearance.
I was almost laughing until suddenly, a series of grunts followed by a low growl cut my celebration short.
I froze…
My eyes flicked back and forth, up and down the tree line, but I saw nothing. There was no visible sign of where the sound had come from.
It was definitely an animal. And it sounded, big.
I zipped up my bag and threw it over my shoulders as calmly as I could muster, then continued my travel along the riverbed.
My legs twitched with the desire to run, but I knew that was a terrible idea. Almost everything that saw you run would want to give chase. It was the nature of predators.
After about half an hour I finally released the tension in my shoulders and let myself breathe a little. I told myself I was in the clear, but I just couldn’t shake that feeling of being watched. Like a pair of eyes were fixated on my backside.
I was thankful for my pack that was filled with extra clothes, food and water, but I wish I’d found the other one as well.
My smaller bag contained a map, compass, and GPS phone. God, wouldn’t that be helpful…
One call to mom and she’d summon an army of Park Rangers and law enforcement to get me.
I sighed deeply and pressed onward. No use crying over things that could be but weren’t.
I’d lost track of my steps and wasn’t sure how many more miles I’d covered, but it felt like a lot. Exhaustion permeated my muscles, crept into my bones and tip-toed up into the base of my skull.
I ignored the throbbing of a headache and noticed for the first time that it was getting dark, and quickly. And to make matters worse a rumble of thunder sounded in the distance.
“Great…” I muttered.
There were small cave-like divots pressed into the sides of the riverbank, I searched for one large enough to give me some shelter for the night. Much to my dismay, I wasn’t getting out of here today and I desperately needed some sleep.
After an hour of clearing my spot of rocks, then gathering twigs and dead grass from above, I was able to get a small fire going at the mouth of the hole. Thankfully, my trusty lighter came through in a pinch.
If only that joint I’d been saving wasn’t in the small pack…
The fire warmed the space quickly and muted the smell of earth and moss. I tried to keep my eyes open for a while longer to see if the storm would reach me but couldn’t. My eyelids were too heavy, my body screamed for sleep, and it overtook me despite the roar of thunder above.
Lightning and heavy rain ripped me from my sleep.
My pants were saturated with mud from where the rain had blown in while I slept. I could see the river had risen further up the bank and was now only a few feet from the entrance of my burrow.
My mind was spinning as I tried to decide what to do when lightning struck a tree on the other side of the bank. It illuminated the black void of the night and for just a moment I thought I saw something on the other side of the dark waters.
My heart thundered in my chest. I could swear I saw something out there, watching…
No, it couldn’t be. It had to have been a trick of the light…
Another strike lit up the earth.
A large, black shape towered over a boulder just on the other side. I couldn’t make out it’s features but it’s face looked white as bone with huge antlers spanning over its head like deciduous tree limbs.
I panicked and sprung from my hiding place like a rabbit.
I clawed up the wet clay of the riverbank and blindly tore through the edge of the forest. Limbs and brush whipped at my face and grabbed at my clothing.
All sense was abandoned, flight had taken over.
My legs carried me for as long as they could until I doubled over at the base of an oak tree and emptied the contents of my stomach.
The rain was almost deafening as it pounded on the leaves above, and yet… three grunts… a growl…
It was close.
I couldn’t see a damn thing. I had to move with my hands outstretched in front of me so that I didn’t collide with a tree.
I pushed deeper into the vegetation, completely unsure of where I was going. But something told me, if it caught me, I was dead. Or worse than dead.
I’d read an article last summer that had stuck with me for the better part of a year, where a girl from Russia had been hiking when a Grizzly bear had descended upon her. She’d played dead like you’re supposed to, but I guess it was hungry and began eating her from the feet up. She called her mother and spoke with her for a while as it ate her.
That story looped in my mind like a nightmare as I wept, pushing through thorns, honeysuckle, and saplings.
I patted the Swiss Army knife in my jean pocket and quietly decided that if I was going to be slowly eaten, I’d jam the blade into my neck.
But I prayed it wouldn’t come to that.
More grunts and growls bellowed from somewhere deep within the bowels of the forest. I screamed back this time as tears mixed with rain on my cheeks.
This is it, this is how I die…
The thought felt resolute and concrete. A fact.
But just as I was about to be resigned to it, mercy found me in the darkness.
Headlights cut through the tree trunks about thirty yards away.
I screamed for help as I rushed towards them.
A semi-truck was turning around a bend as I spilled out onto the asphalt, falling to my knees.
I could hear its brakes lock up as the truck skidded towards me, but I couldn’t move. My chest heaved with heavy sobs as the grill of the rig came to almost kiss my forehead.
“WHAT IN GOD’S NAME!” I heard the driver holler as they slammed the door and raced around to the front.
“Are you okay?! What the hell are you doing out here?” A portly woman in overalls grabbed me by the shoulders and examined my face.
But I couldn’t answer. I was too afraid. Too tired.
“Come on honey, let’s get you in the truck.”
She helped guide me up into the cab on the passenger’s side as she told me everything was going to be okay.
I thought… maybe it could be.
Maybe I was okay.
But as soon as hope bubbled to the surface, it once again was massacred by this new reality.
I watched as she waddled around the side of the semi until disappearing in front of the engine block. I saw a flicker of a shadow in the headlights just for a moment.
Then the cab shook slightly. I gasped and leaned over the dash, desperately searching for the woman but I didn’t see her.
My breath pinched off in my throat like a closed pipe. The suspense of the next ten seconds felt like an eternity.
Curly red hair popped over the hood. I furrowed my brow, what the fu…
Then a terrified face emerged, eyes wide like saucers.
“Oh, God… no…” I whispered.
The woman vomited a stream of crimson blood over the hood.
She mouthed something that I couldn’t make out in the rain fall and then was lifted fully into view, impaled in the torso upon massive antlers.
I screamed and threw myself into the driver’s seat.
The gears groaned in protest as I tried to remember how to work the double clutch. My stepdad had been a trucker his entire life and had shown me how to do it… once.
I finally got it into 1-Low after shouting obscenities at the column.
The truck lurched forwards as I watched as the poor woman disappear below the hood again.
The cab rocked violently as I rolled over her and the creature.
A squeal as loud as a dozen elk came from the undercarriage.
I shifted to second gear, then third as I cleared over the top of them.
I watched the rearview mirror as I drove down the hill. I caught a glimpse of it coming to stand, towering over the road.
“FUCK YOU!” I screeched like a Valkyrie.
The turbo whistled as I sped like a madman until it was out of sight.
I drove and drove. Not even stopping at the first two towns I came across. Not until the sun was fully up.
The tears were dry, and my mind was blank. That strange static came back to fill my head. But this time it was much louder, more like a haunted television. And inside the static I was crying out, but I was lost under the noise.
The next day I gave the police my statement, or at least a version of it.
I didn’t lie… but I didn’t tell them everything either because I knew they wouldn’t believe it.
It was chalked up to an animal attack. The National Wildlife Department was looking into it.
Cheryl Kramer was the name of the woman who’d tried to help me. They never found trace of her. I knew that they wouldn’t…
When I got home to my apartment I did just what I’d promised, I sold all my gear and donated any hiking clothes I had.
Everything went back to normal for a while. But sometimes when it rained… I could swear I could see something across the street in the open lot.
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2023.06.01 15:30 Gigitoe [OC] Cities by Impressiveness of Mountain Backdrop / Rut

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2023.06.01 15:24 RidgeRunning tiger device pin

do any of you have any leads on where to purchase a tiger device pin to be worn with the den leader training award square knot?
we have a leader that all ready earned the den leader training award at the wolf/bear level, so they are earning the award a second time.
i have seen it listed with a couple different SKUs (620592, Device Tiger 2015; 615865, Tiger Cub device)
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2023.06.01 15:18 GaryREHfan Cimmeria

Possibly Frank Coffman's best essay. Cimmeria and REH's use of reincarnation themes and some discussion on how this poem was the springboard for the our favorite barbarian. Joe Bob says check it out, Poetry fu, smarts, and I forget... no, I REMEMBER. https://spraguedecampfan.wordpress.com/2023/06/01/the-poem-cimmeria-and-howards-use-of-blank-verse/
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2023.06.01 15:18 GaryREHfan Cimmeria

Possibly Frank Coffman's best essay. Cimmeria and REH's use of reincarnation themes and some discussion on how this poem was the springboard for the our favorite barbarian. Joe Bob says check it out, Poetry fu, smarts, and I forget... no, I REMEMBER. https://spraguedecampfan.wordpress.com/2023/06/01/the-poem-cimmeria-and-howards-use-of-blank-verse/
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