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2023.05.28 04:19 AutoNewspaperAdmin [Sports] - Dodgers beat big league-best Rays with timely offense and clutch relief pitching LA Times

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2023.05.28 04:19 RushPuzzled2042 A Story about my new sona

A Story about my new sona
Hello, I’m here to tell you a story, a story of how I created my new sona, which is loosely based on well Vegiar.
You see it all started back when I was bored with my previous online sona PongPing from My Singing Monsters.
And when I discovered the League of Legends it changed everything especially my love for Veigar.
And when I decided to rebrand my entirety of my social media accounts, so I had to change my sona, I decided to fuse veigar with a other thing that I like, and then he came to my head.
You see, I’ve been secretly filling in love with a web series called ENA created by Joel Guerra and he is releasing a new animation/game based on ENA called ENA Dream BBQ, in the new animation/game, there will be new characters and then I fell in love with one character, this little creature, that’s why I just decided fuse this new character with Veigar to create my new Sona. So I began the concept art for my sona, and there was completed, but it must be better so I commissioned CalvinOutOfWords create an updated reference sheet and there it was my new Sona, VeagarTheDrake
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2023.05.28 03:58 HelloIAmMarryMarry IWF Heavy Metal Title Qualifier( Seth Rollins in AEW)

When booking Seth Rollins in AEW, there are plenty of dream matches we could set up, but only one match already has the in-built storyline with a main event spot open. See, starting in June, AEW will reportedly be launching a new show AEW Collision to be headed by someone not named Kenny Omega or MJF, with the current talk indicating that AEW will be initiating a "soft" brand split. With this new opportunity, here is how I would book Seth Rollins in AEW. Enjoy!
So we start with AEW Double or Nothing 2023 to set up the building blocks. We start the Main Event is an anarchy in the arena match. Blackpool Combat Club(BCC from now on) vs. The Elite with Konosuke Takashta. A bunch of silly mayhem, Takashta jumps off a bunch of ridiculous things, The Elite fire, I don't know, Byan Danielson out of a fucking trebuchet, Jon Moxley goes full Bagby from Trainspotting throwing pint glasses of piss over his shoulder from the press box. The end of the match features Moxley setting up for his double under-hook DDT(what is he calling it nowadays? Is it still Dirty Deeds?) when over the loudspeaker, "Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta SHIELD." Moxley turns to look at the ramp looking as if he had just seen a ghost. This distracts Moxley long enough for Omega to recover. Omega plants Moxley with the one-winged angel 1-2-3. The Elite win the match. Every week until the return of Forbidden Door, two electric boogaloo, we are shown Moxley walking around backstage asking everyone if they know who played that music at Double or Nothing. No one seems to know. Eventually, he asks Tony Khan, and even he says something like, "Mox, I have no idea. We've been working on trying to figure out what happened. I promise you we will find whoever did it."
At AEW Forbidden Door, BCC and The Elite have their rematch, and again Moxley looks to be in a position to put the Elite away when he hears over the loudspeaker, "Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta SHIELD." Moxley looks around again but sees nothing and turns to finish the job. He hits Omega with his finisher, but before Moxley can cover, he is hit from behind with a steel chair, making the ref call a DQ win for the Elite. The man is Tyler Black. Tyler Black looks down at the broken body of Moxley and leaves the ring.
The next stretch of booking is building up to two shows. All In at Wembley Stadium oi oi and All Out two weeks later, presumably followed by All Shake-it-all-about two weeks after that. The next night on Dynamite, Tyler Black walks to the ring, grabs a mic, and keeps acting as if he's about to say something but doesn't. He just puts the mic down and walks away. This happens again the following week, but before he can leave, Moxley's theme hits, and he runs right up to Black and gets in his face. Before anything can happen, they both are interrupted by Don Callis. Don Callis stands in the middle of the two and talks about how "this company was founded on a bet. That's why they called it All In. Now here, Tony Khan thinks that there's money to be made here. We're playing our first stadium boys, so Khan's rolling the dice, but it's a big gamble, and this is a volatile situation, so here's the deal you get your promo time separately," he gestures to Moxley. "You can talk next week," he gestures to Black, "you can talk the following., but that's it, there'll be no violence. Not until All In, if there is any physicality before then the match is off, and each of you will eat a 250,000 dollar fine to pay back the gate that you're throwing away."
This is all about delaying the gratification, as Black hasn't said a word since debuting not one word into the microphone. Next week Moxley talks about his past and how he's never really forgiven Black for what he did. One of the reasons he left WWE, he states, was that he couldn't "play nice" with Black like management wanted him to, and just when he thought he could move on, that he had moved on, he came to AEW to spite him. The following week Black comes out TO NO MUSIC. This is important. We hear him speak for the first time. He says that he's on a free agent contract and can be employed by any company if they pay royalties to WWE. He was hearing about the hype of AEW, MJF, Chris Jericho, and Omega and wanted to see what it was all about. But when he got here, he saw his former partner sharing the same ring as someone as accomplished as Kenny Omega. And that made him sick. How can this great company have a pile and, I quote, "dog shit" be main eventing their most significant Pay Per View of the year across Kenny Omega. "Jon, or should I call you Dean? You should have gone back to CZW, as your only relevancy is being able to bleed more than Ric Flair. At All In, I'm going to murder you."
Moxley and Black come face to face, but Don Callis comes out to plead the two to not come to blows. The two stand down, but on the way out of the ring, Black hits a curb stomp on Don Callis for a little bit of heat before the match.
The two meet at All In in an Intercontinental Champions Challenge match which is based on the Champions League's rules because football because England oi oi. The pair have two sixty-minute Ironman matches—one at All In and one at All Out then whoever has the most points by the end of the second match wins the feud. So, let's book these matches.
Moxley's music hits, and he walks to the ring as the hometown hero for AEW. This is the house that Jon Moxley built, and the fans are well aware of who the outsider is. Moxley's music fades away, and the crowd waits with bated breath for Tyler Black. After a short pause, we finally hear, "BURN IT DOWN!" as Seth Rollins, aka Tyler Black, makes his way to the ring.
The match starts, and both men start off the match by locking up with some good old chain grappling. Going back and forth, Black can eventually take control by slamming Moxley's hand into the turnbuckle pad. Moxley then fights back, trying to set up for a quick Dirty Deeds, to which Black counters with a clothesline hurling Moxley out of the ring. Black acts like he's going to do a suicide dive to the outside of the ring but promptly sits down to take a little bit of a breather and to swerve against some expectations like the cheeky heel he is. Moxley gets back into the ring, and the two continue to brawl. After a bit, it's Black's turn to be clotheslined out of the ring. Moxley does his best Black impression and also sits down and proceeds to mock Black. Black is too quick, though, and rushes the ring. Moxley tries to get up in time but runs right into a curb stomp 1-2-3. Black is up 1-0. Black goes for another pin immediately after but only gets a two-count.
The two continue to go at it, and about thirty minutes have passed by this point when Moxley his a quick Dirty Deeds out of nowhere 1-2-3. The score is tied up at 1-1. Later in the match, Moxley nails a devastating Brainbuster to Black on the apron. Moxley then proceeds to hit another Dirty Deeds in the ring to secure a point lead. Moxley is now up 1-2. The fight spills out of the ring for the third time now with only 5 minutes left on the clock; Moxley prepares the announce table. Moxley looking to make a statement and put Black through the announce table.
The ref starts to count. Black counters into a Pedigree and stumbles back into the ring. The ref continues to count 7-8-9-10. The score is tied 2-2. The ref restarts his count as Moxley begins to stir. The ref counts eight as Moxley is stumbling to get into the ring. The ref counts nine as Moxley is stumbling up the ropes. Just before Moxley can get into the ring, Black dropkicks him off the apron, and the ref counts ten. Black is up 3-2. Moxley gets back into the ring after shaking off his stupor. The clock has 60 seconds. Moxley is overwhelming Black and pummeling him in the ring. Ten seconds, Mox hits another Dirty Deeds and goes for the cover, but he's too slow. The clock runs out before he can make the pin. Black is in the lead after their first match.
Next, Dynamite Black comes, picks up a mic, smiles, sets down the mic, and walks to the back. Moxley would come out next week and address that Black got lucky he got saved by the bell and promises at All Out he will finish this story once and for all and finally get revenge for the Shield.
Their All Out match starts with Moxley making his way to the ring; however, Black attacks Moxley during his entrance. Moxley tries to fight back, but the surprise attack is too much. Black hits Moxley with a chair and then a curb stomp onto the chair before throwing him into the ring, and the match officially starts. Black goes for the pin 1-2-3. Black leads 4-2. black picks Moxley up and tries to deliver a Pedigree, only for Moxley to counter and fight back. Moxley hits Black with a clothesline, an elbow, and another clothesline. He hits Black with a suplex and another suplex. Black is disoriented, allowing Moxley to hit a Dirty Deeds 1-2-3. Black is up 4-3.
The two continue to fight as the clock ticks down—forty-five minutes on the clock. Moxley attempts to hit an avalanche slam off the top rope but Black counters and knocks Moxley to the ground. Black then hits the Phenoix splash 1-2-3. Black is up 5-3. The clock is at thirty minutes. Moxley quickly recovered from the maneuver and rolled Black up in a small cradle right after the three counts to bring the score 5-4. The two continue to fight until Moxley is knocked back into the ref. Black looks at the situation and looks all around at the crowd before going outside and grabbing a steel chair. Black starts hitting the chair against the canvas yelling at Moxley to get up. Moxley gets up but counters Black's attack into a Dirty Deeds on the chair. Moxley gets rid of the chair and wakes the ref up 1-2-3. The score is tied 5-5. The pair continue to fight as the clock ticks thirty seconds. Black is back on the top rope, looking to give another Pheniox splash. With the last bit of his energy, Moxley lashes out, scrambles to the top rope, and delivers from the top rope a Dirty Deeds 1-2-3. The bell rings as the time hits zero. The final score is 6-5. Moxley wins.
From here, you can have Seth Rollins, aka Tyler Black Fuck off back to WWE or keep him around in AEW. The prompt "Seth Rollins in AEW" was so vague that I kept it to one feud, but you can easily take this as a jumping-off point and then have him enter into a storyline with other big names such as MJF or Omega or maybe even have a match with Darby Allen. This also sets up Moxley and the BCC to be top stars on the new show AEW Collision. Where ever you choose to go from here, This is how I would book Seth Rollins, aka Tyler Black, in AEW.
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2023.05.28 03:44 DanGleeballs420 Yep

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2023.05.28 03:42 alisalman1461 Where will Barcelona be in the 23/24 UCL

Now that Bayern won and will no longer be in the same group as up in the Champions League (thank god). Where do people think we will end up?
Ngl when we won LaLiga I thought (and still hope) we can make a deep run in the UCL but seeing how we lost the last two matches, well I really hope Messi comes back and helps out
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2023.05.28 03:38 _Ukey_ (REHOMING HELP) Los Angeles, I need to rehome my chinchilla Jameson.

Hi all,
With heavy heart, due to new circumstances in my life, I have to rehome my chinchilla Jameson. I've had him for a little over 5 years, so this was not an easy decision at all, and it really hurts to accept that I have to do this. However, I won't get into details but it's something that must be done.
I was wondering if any of you are, or knows anyone in/near the general LA area (Within a 2 hour drive of downtown) that would be enthusiastic about bringing him into the family.
All I want is to find a suitable home for him, so I will obviously not be charging anything. All his food and stuff, including a big three-story Ferret Nation cage with all the wooden platforms (about 12-15), would be included free of charge (only if you want them). I'm even willing to drive to you if that is convenient.
About Jameson: He is approximately 6 years old and slightly bigger than the average chinchilla. He's extremely well-adjusted to humans, and is weirdly never shy of strangers. I've personally never seen him hide out of fear. As a result of giving him treats only while I play EDM when I was in college, Jameson actually seems to enjoy music even without the treats. I also have not heard him bark in years, so aside from the cage rattling a bit when he runs around, he's a pretty quiet dude when he's comfortable. Although it's given very sparingly since it's not very healthy, his favorite treats are almonds and a tiny pieces of a raisin.
The deadline would be June 20th. It would mean a lot if any of you can help Jameson out.
Please refrain from trying to convince me to power through keeping him. I always appreciate the kind words of encouragement, but the outcome of keeping him will definitely not be in Jameson's best interest.
Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope to hear from some of you soon. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
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2023.05.28 03:37 Proletlariet Kyoshi

Respect Kyoshi

Only justice will bring peace.
History: Long ago, the Four Nations did not always live in harmony. The Avatar, the sole master of all four elements reincarnated in each generation, was responsible for bringing balance to the world, and the world was in disarray after the previous Avatar's death. It was up to the new Avatar, an abandoned street urchin named Kyoshi, to discover her destiny and save the world.
Kyoshi went on to become a legendary figure in her 230 years of life. She trained the elite Kyoshi Warriors and the Dai Li, defended the world from conquerors and kings alike, and remained a mythic figure hundreds of years after her death.
Source Key Citation in link: The Rise of Kyoshi = RoK [Chapter Title] The Shadow of Kyoshi = SoK [Chapter Title] Citation in superscript: Avatar: The Last Airbender Season # & Episode # = A:tLA S#E# Escape From the Spirit World, Chapter 2 = ESW 
Scaling: Jianzhu,Rangi, Yun, Shirshu, Wan








Avatar State



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2023.05.28 03:34 Passiveresistance Kids are fucking rude.

I took my kids to the park, and they were having a great time. After a few minutes a group of little league kids came to kill some time on the play structures, presumably before their game. My daughter said she recognized a couple of them as second graders from another class in her school. My 5 year old son was playing on the climbing area when they all just kinda swarmed it. Not a big deal, he smiled at them and said “hi.” No one responded. He said hi to another one of them, and offered his climbing area, asking if the kid wanted a turn. Nothing. Poor guy kept trying to engage with these kids and every single one just gave him an icy stare. After that, he grabbed my hand and practically insisted we walk home, all bummed out and sad. I know older kids don’t want to play with younger kids but damnit they should have enough manners to at least respond with a hello back.
The off my chest part I guess, is im pissed that these rude little brats totally dimmed my sons shine today for no good reason, and made my daughter sad too. She didn’t even try to say hi to the kids from her school because she figured they’d ignore her, too. I wish people would teach their children some manners. On mobile so forgive the wonky formatting.
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2023.05.28 03:33 LazyIslandVillager Quick Slab Sale

Quick Slab Sale
Elly De La Cruz 1st Bowman Chrome PSA 9: $20 plus $1PWE or $5BMWT
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2023.05.28 03:21 LifePsiconauta Help! My High-End computer runs slow after alt tabbing out of a game (the game is running in the background)

Like the title says, i'll specify a little bit more
I love multi-tasking, so usually when I'm playing games like Fortnite, Valorant, League or anything else with my friends that i'm running in Fullscreen Borderless and I alt-tab to do something else while i'm Idle or Dead, I can feel the computer running slow, it's extremely annoying considering this issue didn't happen with my previous build which was barely hitting the mid-tier with a 1070 and a Ryzen 1700X
I've tried so many things to fix this issue, and yes, I have hardware acceleration off on the browser, but this also happens with games I enjoy while I'm Idle, for example, I play Oldschool Runescape in the background while I'm simultaneously playing FPS Shooters or Battle Royales and man, the computer just can't handle a game from 2008 along them for some reason... lol
These are my current computer's specs :
- Processor : Intel i9 12900K
- OS : Windows 11
- Motherboard : Asus Prime Z690-P
- DRAM : XPG Lancer RGB DDR5 6000 MHz 16 GB x 2 (32GB)
- GPU : Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 OC 24 GB
- AIO : ICUE H150
- Storage :
A ) Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe 1TB
B ) Kingston SSD 500 GB
C ) Kingston SSD 250 GB
I usually record my clips and gameplay with Overwolf, but I tried closing that and disabling Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay too, but the same issue persists
Latest thing I tried was updating my BIOS since on the updates it said it included better system performance overall, but no results, it's just mindblowing to me that i'm getting this very annoying lag when I alt tab out of a game that is running in the background, I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this issue :)
Thanks in Advance!
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2023.05.28 03:20 LifePsiconauta Help! My High-End computer runs slow after alt tabbing out of a game (the game is running in the background)

Like the title says, i'll specify a little bit more
I love multi-tasking, so usually when I'm playing games like Fortnite, Valorant, League or anything else with my friends that i'm running in Fullscreen Borderless and I alt-tab to do something else while i'm Idle or Dead, I can feel the computer running slow, it's extremely annoying considering this issue didn't happen with my previous build which was barely hitting the mid-tier with a 1070 and a Ryzen 1700X
I've tried so many things to fix this issue, and yes, I have hardware acceleration off on the browser, but this also happens with games I enjoy while I'm Idle, for example, I play Oldschool Runescape in the background while I'm simultaneously playing FPS Shooters or Battle Royales and man, the computer just can't handle a game from 2008 along them for some reason... lol
These are my current computer's specs :
- Processor : Intel i9 12900K
- OS : Windows 11
- Motherboard : Asus Prime Z690-P
- DRAM : XPG Lancer RGB DDR5 6000 MHz 16 GB x 2 (32GB)
- GPU : Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 OC 24 GB
- AIO : ICUE H150
- Storage :
A ) Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe 1TB
B ) Kingston SSD 500 GB
C ) Kingston SSD 250 GB
I usually record my clips and gameplay with Overwolf, but I tried closing that and disabling Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay too, but the same issue persists
Latest thing I tried was updating my BIOS since on the updates it said it included better system performance overall, but no results, it's just mindblowing to me that i'm getting this very annoying lag when I alt tab out of a game that is running in the background, I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this issue :)
Thanks in Advance!
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2023.05.28 03:09 Art1xBR read rule 1!!!!

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2023.05.28 03:04 Maximum_Perception_3 [QC] {¥655} {TOPY} {AJ1 Union LA} {Storm Blue} from {Little Liu Duck}

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2023.05.28 02:59 autobuzzfeedbot 23 Useless Disney Facts That Are A Lot More Interesting Than These People Gave Them Credit For

  1. "Michelle Pfeiffer was one of the performers for Alice in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the 1970s."
  2. "How about the bullet hole in the glass above the ballroom scene in The Haunted Mansion?"
  3. "There are at least four (unsure of the number since 2018 when I last worked there) beagles that sniff the Disneyland hotels for bedbugs almost daily. They're amazing little sniffers and loved by all that work with them or have been honored to meet them. Disneyland makes good and sure no bedbugs come bugging ya!"
  4. "Doritos were invented at Disneyland."
  5. "The Jungle Cruise is behind the stores on Main Street. So all the trees you see over the tops of the building are jungle on the other side. It's most notable next to the fire station. Just a weird little tidbit that puts the size of the park in perspective."
  6. "Disney parks use a grayish green color nicknamed 'go away green' to camouflage things like show buildings and electrical boxes that they don't want you to notice in the park."
  7. "The letters that spelled out 'C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A' at California Adventure are now in Sacramento at Cal Expo. This is my favorite Disney fact. I grew up climbing on those letters and now I live close to Sacramento."
  8. "I’m Korean American, and I remember there was a 'Korean Day' at the parks in the ’80s! With a parade of Korean Celebrities! The park was packed with Korean People!"
  9. "A lot of people know about the Disneyland cats! They are an integral part of the Disneyland ecosystem. But what you might not know is that cats that are considered 'too friendly' are adopted out! Usually, Disney works with the local shelters and rescues to adopt out the super friendly kitties!"
  10. "You used to be able to buy bras on Main Street in Disneyland!"
  11. "Walt Disney designed the push-flap garbage can. He took it to manufacturers and everyone thought it was useless so he never filed for a patent."
  12. "New Orleans Square at Disneyland cost the same amount of money as the Louisiana Purchase."
  13. "There was a hostile Yippie takeover of Tom Sawyer's Island at Disneyland in 1970 that effectively shut the park down for one out of the only four times the park has been closed."
  14. "Back in 1999, they put a cast member in the haunted house dressed in a suit of armor. He prowled the area near the corridor of doors and his job was to sneak up on the doom buggies to scare passengers. It did not last because people would get scared and punch the knight or he would discover people doing intimate things in the buggies. I was on it with my dad, the knight scared the bejesus out of me and I screamed really loud and startled him too."
  15. "There are small offices in the castle. Source: Worked in one above Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique."
  16. "In 2004, Cary 'Jay' Sharp won a charity auction to become the Haunted Mansion’s 'official' 1,000th ghost. His honorary tombstone can be found near the Phantom Five at Disneyland with the text 'JAY, doctor lawyer legal clerk, forever buried in his work.'"
  17. "The singing bust on the haunted mansion that people think looks like Walt Disney is actually the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger (Thurl Ravenscroft). He did many other voices throughout Disneyland, too."
  18. "One of the more well-known ones, but it's still fun to drop on people who aren't park regulars or don't know about it. Haunted Mansion is mostly a facade building, with the stretching room (elevator) taking guests below ground, then they walk through a tunnel (double-image portrait gallery) that passes under the park's train tracks and into a whole other building for the majority of the Doom Buggy ride."
  19. "Bank of America was the sponsor of It's a Small World when it opened in 1966 at Disneyland. Louis B. Lundborg, the bank's board chairman, sat in the first boatload with Walt and some children."
  20. "On Main Street, on the right-hand side facing the castle, there's a little inlet roughly halfway through, by where the Starbucks is. There's usually some seating back there and that's where Disneyland's lockers are. Right next to the lockers, there's a brick wall with a water fountain. This wall was where they tested the look of various bricks while constructing Disneyland. One side has very smooth and regular bricks, the other has uneven and mismatched bricks, so they could see which style they preferred. When construction was finished, they either didn't have the money to replace the wall or left it there as a little nod to the construction efforts."
  21. "When I worked in the parking structure I found out there are way more plainclothes officers and security guards at the park than I previously thought."
  22. "Before popcorn was in the parks they used to sell peanuts but the shells were so messy so they switched to popcorn!!"
  23. Finally, "My 1992 season pass to Disneyland cost $250. It was a laminated card with my photo and was called a 'Disneyland Picture Passport.' It was good for the following 365 days, had no blackout days, and included parking."
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2023.05.28 02:36 Tarantino_Sucks Just a few reasons why Pulp Fiction sucked. And I mean: suuuuuuuucked.

OK. We know it sucks. But that might be just our opinion, man. Why does it suck?

Let's start with the basics: the story.What is the story about? Besides a bunch of losers, I mean. Is it a "slice of life" story meant to depict accurately life in LA? No. Is it supposed to teach the viewers anything? No. Is it supposed to show them a world they otherwise couldn't experience? Not really. I mean, Tarantino is just using stock characters from throwaway dime-store novels. He expects that the audience is aware of the tropes: Mob Headpin, Hitmen, Down-on-his-Luck Boxer, Two-Bit Criminals, Struggling Actress. So he's gonna mix them up and tell a story made up of stories that have all been told before, and then somehow be heralded as the most unique voice in Tinseltown? I don't get it, either.

No, he didn't invent jumbled timelines. And, no, jumbling the timeline didn't serve any true narrative purpose. It was just a gimmick. Now, Momento's timeline inversions were a fun and interesting way of telling that story. And, as evidence that the chronologic manipulations added to the story: the DVD includes a version of the movie cut in chronologic order, and the story is still engaging.

Inverting the timeline includes setups and payoffs that work because the audience knows things that the protagonist doesn't. And, as every Film 101 student will tell you, that's the setup for dramatic tension.What purpose does the inverted timeline serve in Pulp Fiction? None. Other than to take three totally boring, irredeemably awful individual subplots and stitch them together to make them somehow slightly less boring than the sum of their parts. I mean: where did Jules and Vincent get those T-shirts, right? That question's gotta keep the audience on the edge of its seat.

Whose story is Tarantino telling? It's a serious question.It must be Butch's, right? Because he's the only character who comes close to accomplishing anything. And scenes about him are the earliest and the last, so it seems that maybe it's his story.

But it's not a very good story. Down on his luck fighter. Sure. Agrees to throw a fight. Yep, we know right where this is going. Then he doesn't throw the fight? Picachu shocked face! A little obvious, but sure, Tarantino warned us he was only going to deal with tropes when he titled his movie, so shame on us for expecting anything more. OK, but that's the inciting event, right: Butch's ordinary world got upended by his decision NOT to throw the fight, and now we are going to see him come to terms with the effects of that decision. Seen it a million times, but okay.What's that you say, he kills his opponent in the ring? Well, I hafta admit, that's going to change things. I thought that we would only have to worry about how he would escape the Mobster. But, sure, if the cops, the boxing commission, AND the mobster's goons are going to close in on him, that might be interesting. Especially if we see Butch grapple with having taken a human life. We haven't seen Butch's love interest, but I'm sure she could be written into the script if for no other reason than to humanize Butch, and how even a split-second miscalculation can have lifelong consequences.

Don't order any popcorn, you say, because Tarantino doesn't deliver on any of that? That's a shame. The cops don't get involved? Nor does the boxing commission, or even the fight promoter? Butch just waltzes out of there and grabs a cab, and that's the end of that?

So then what happens to Butch? Surely he doesn't just get out of town and live happily ever after? That'd be lame.

Oh, you say he goes back to fetch a family heirloom (stupid set up, sure, but I guess Tarantino had to figure out some reason for Butch to go back), and it just so happens that Vincent and Marcellus, having gone to Butch's apartment and found that he left in an awful hurry, figure that he's gonna come back, eventually. So they'll just sit here until he does. Seems a little improbable for a busy mafioso who is too busy even to take his ladyfriend out for the night.OK, these are idiot gangsters, so they aren't supposed to demonstrate good logic. But their actions need, at the very least, to be plausible. Why would Marcellus decide that he and only he can be trusted to get coffee and donuts? He trusts Vincent to take his wife out on his behalf, but he doesn't trust Vincent to get donuts? Puh-lease.

OK, OK. I'm nitpicking. Convoluted and implausible though it is, it allows Butch to return so that he can get the jump on Vincent and kill Vincent without any drama or tension whatsoever. Why? Because fuck you, that's why. Tarantino was obviously inspired by John McClane firing his last two bullets dramatically at the end of Die Hard, so I guess he thought he could just script the same actor grabbing a gun and firing all but willy-nilly and the drama would be the same. But he was wrong.

Shots fired. Now the cops will be involved, right? Wrong! Because now it's time for some depraved vigilante sadism. It's obvious that Tarantino is still in the anal stage of development. Yes, the gold watch hinted at it. But the pawnshop gimp buggery cinched it. That most pawn shops aren't open in the morning is entirely beside the point. That the pawn shop owner doesn't recognize Marcellus, who's a flashy mob boss, whose minions have probably fenced a lot of goods at every pawn shop on the strip is of no consequence, because this scene existed in Tarantino's brain long before anything else, and concocting a reason for Butch to go back to his apartment to unceremoneously dispose of Vincent, before "coincidentally" encountering Marcellus was all just bolted on, rough edges and all, to allow Tarantino his gimp rape scene.

And it's so stupid that the audience doesn't think Butch would be considering a version of the following: "Hold on, Marcellus thinks he's only mad at me for costing him money in the fight. Wait'll he finds out that I killed Vincent, too. Oooh, boy, is he gonna me mad about that. But, c'mon, even though I've already killed two people without a pang of regret, I'm now, under the immediate threat of buggery, with my adrenalin racing, I'm gonna slow down and consider that perhaps this is the time to play nicely with Marcellus. Gee, I sure hope he is a man of his word and not just agreeing to anything to save his skin, because when he finds out about Vincent, hoo boy."

So, yeah, for no reason whatsoever, Butch decides to save Marcellus. I don't know if the audience is supposed to believe that Butch's troubles are all over with Marcellus walking free, or not. But I guess they are, because he steals a motorcycle (excuse me, the nerd Tarantino figured out that a subset of motorcylces are called "choppers" and he's going to have Bruce Willis mumble it incoherently no fewer than three times so the audience knows that the video clerk nerd knows his way around tough guys), grabs his cardboard-copy of a love interest, and motors away, presumably happily ever after.

But fanboys use this to say that it is a movie about redemption. I guess they think Butch is now redeemed.

And maybe they also argue that Jules found redemption. But Jules was never more than a prop to allow Tarantino to spew N-words, so it's not like the audience really cares what happens to Jules. In the chronology of the tale, even the audience doesn't see him after he leaves the deli, so it's clear that Tarantino doesn't care about him, either.

Speaking of unnecessary characters: The Wolf. It's more believable that he'd be wearing a tuxedo early in the morning and yet have nothing better to do that get his fingerprints all over a murder, than it is that Tarantino thought anything to himself besides: I could squeeze in here an unnecessary scene with a down market Robert DeNiro to make sure the audience thinks this is a serious gangster movie, and not a spoof.

As superfluous as The Wolf was, he was more valuable (and slightly less annoying) that Tarantino's own cameo, when he prattles on about gourmet coffee beans. Good lord, that man is insufferable. And a terrible actor. And difficult to look at. And difficult to listen to.

And then there's Hunny Bunny and What's-His-Face. Needless. In some versions of the screenplay, of course, Hunny Bunny was going to help the audience appreciate the value of the MacGuffin. But, of course, Tarantino couldn't deliver the goods on what was so valuable, so he just ignored the question altogether. (The most satisfying fan theory is that the briefcase held the dog-eared shooting screenplay of City on Fire that Tarantino had used beat-for-beat (right down to the camera angles) when making Reservoir Dogs.)
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2023.05.28 02:27 BentisKomprakriev Cannes-winners and the Oscar (AKA the most disgusting chart you'll see today)

Year Palme d'Or Grand Prix Jury Prize
1975 Chronicle of the Years of Fire The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
1976 Taxi Driver Cría Cuervos 🪢 The Marquise of O
1977 Padre Padrone
1978 The Tree of Wooden Clogs Bye Bye Monkey 🪢 The Shout
1979 Apocalypse Now 🪢 🪙The Tin Drum🪙 Siberiade
1980 All That Jazz 🪢 Kagemusha My American Uncle The Constant Factor
1981 Man of Iron Light Years Away
1982 Missing 🪢 Yol The Night of the Shooting Stars
1983 The Ballad of Narayama Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Kharij
1984 Paris, Texas Diary for My Children
1985 When Father Was Away on Business Birdy Colonel Redl
1986 The Mission The Sacrifice Thérèse
1987 Under the Sun of Satan Repentance Shinran: Path to Purity 🪢 Yeelen
1988 Pelle the Conqueror A World Apart A Short Film About Killing
1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape 🪙Cinema Paradiso🪙 🪢 Too Beautiful for You Jesus of Montreal
1990 Wild at Heart The Sting of Death 🪢 Tilaï Hidden Agenda
1991 Barton Fink La Belle Noiseuse Europa 🪢 Out of Life
1992 The Best Intentions The Stolen Children Dream of Light 🪢 An Independent Life
1993 Farewell My Concubine 🪢 The Piano Faraway, So Close! The Puppetmaster 🪢 Raining Stones
1994 Pulp Fiction 🪙Burnt by the Sun🪙 🪢 To Live La Reine Margot
1995 Underground Ulysses' Gaze Don't Forget You're Going to Die 🪢 Carrington
1996 Secrets & Lies Breaking the Waves Crash
1997 The Eel 🪢 Taste of Cherry The Sweet Hereafter Western
1998 Eternity and a Day 🪙Life Is Beautiful🪙 Class Trip
1999 Rosetta Humanité The Letter
2000 Dancer in the Dark Devils on the Doorstep Blackboards 🪢 Songs from the Second Floor
2001 The Son's Room The Piano Teacher
2002 The Pianist The Man Without a Past Divine Intervention
2003 Elephant Distant At Five in the Afternoon
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 Oldboy The Ladykillers 🪢 Tropical Malady
2005 L'Enfant Broken Flowers Shanghai Dreams
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley Flanders Red Road
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days The Mourning Forest Persepolis 🪢 Silent Light
2008 The Class Gomorrah Il divo
2009 The White Ribbon A Prophet Fish Tank 🪢 Thirst
2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Of Gods and Men A Screaming Man
2011 The Tree of Life The Kid with a Bike 🪢 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Polisse
2012 🪙Amour🪙 Reality The Angels' Share
2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour Inside Llewyn Davis Like Father, Like Son
2014 Winter Sleep The Wonders Goodbye to Language 🪢 Mommy
2015 Dheepan 🪙Son of Saul🪙 The Lobster
2016 I, Daniel Blake It's Only the End of the World American Honey
2017 The Square BPM (Beats per Minute) Loveless
2018 Shoplifters BlacKkKlansman Capernaum
2019 🪙🏆Parasite🏆🪙 Atlantics Bacurau 🪢 Les Misérables
2021 Titane Compartment No. 6 🪢 A Hero Ahed's Knee 🪢 Memoria
2022 Triangle of Sadness Stars at Noon 🪢 Close The Eight Mountains 🪢 EO
2023 Anatomy of a Fall The Zone of Interest Fallen Leaves
Year Best Actor Best Actress
1975 Vittorio Gassman – Scent of a Woman Valérie Perrine – Lenny
1976 José Luis Gómez – Pascual Duarte Dominique Sanda – The Inheritance 🪢 Mari Törőcsik – Mrs. Dery Where Are You?
1977 Fernando Rey – Elisa, My Life Shelley Duvall – 3 Women 🪢 Monique Mercure – J.A. Martin Photographer
1978 🏆Jon Voight – Coming Home🏆 Jill Clayburgh – An Unmarried Woman 🪢 Isabelle Huppert – Violette Nozière
1979 Jack Lemmon – The China Syndrome 🪢 Stefano Madia – Dear Father 🏆Sally Field – Norma Rae🏆 🪢 Eva Mattes – Woyzeck
1980 Michel Piccoli – A Leap in the Dark 🪢 Jack Thompson – Breaker Morant Anouk Aimée – A Leap in the Dark 🪢 Milena Dravić – Special Treatment 🪢 Carla Gravina – La terrazza
1981 Ugo Tognazzi – Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man 🪢 Ian Holm – Chariots of Fire Isabelle Adjani – Possession 🪢 Qaurtet 🪢 Elena Solovey – Faktas
1982 Jack Lemmon – Missing Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak – Another Way
1983 Gian Maria Volonté – The Death of Mario Ricci Hanna Schygulla – The Story of Piera
1984 Alfredo Landa 🪢 Francisco Rabal – The Holy Innocents Helen Mirren – Cal
1985 🏆William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman🏆 Norma Aleandro – The Official Story 🪢 Cher – Mask
1986 Michel Blanc – Ménage 🪢 Bob Hoskins – Mona Lisa Barbara Sukowa – Rosa Luxemburg
1987 Marcello Mastroianni – Dark Eyes Barbara Hershey – Shy People
1988 Forest Whitaker – Bird Barbara Hershey 🪢 Jodhi May 🪢 Linda Mvusi – A World Apart
1989 James Spader – Sex, Lies, and Videotape Meryl Streep – A Cry in the Dark
1990 Gérard Depardieu – Cyrano de Bergerac Krystyna Janda – Interrogation
1991 John Turturro – Barton Fink 🪢 Samuel L. Jackson – Jungle Fever Irène Jacob – The Double Life of Veronique
1992 Tim Robbins – The Player Pernilla August – The Best Intentions
1993 David Thewlis – Naked 🏆Holly Hunter – The Piano🏆
1994 Ge You – To Live Virna Lisi – La Reine Margot
1995 Jonathan Pryce – Carrington Helen Mirren – The Madness of King George
1996 Daniel Auteuil 🪢 Pascal Duquenne – The Eighth Day Brenda Blethyn – Secrets & Lies
1997 Sean Penn – She's So Lovely Kathy Burke – Nil by Mouth
1998 Peter Mullan – My Name Is Joe Élodie Bouchez 🪢 Natacha Régnier – The Dreamlife of Angels
1999 Emmanuel Schotté – Humanité Séverine Caneele – Humanité 🪢 Émilie Dequenne – Rosetta
2000 Tony Leung Chiu-wai – In the Mood for Love Björk – Dancer in the Dark
2001 Benoît Magimel – The Piano Teacher Isabelle Huppert – The Piano Teacher
2002 Olivier Gourmet – The Son Kati Outinen – The Man Without a Past
2003 Muzaffer Özdemir 🪢 Mehmet Emin Toprak – Distant Marie-Josée Croze – The Barbarian Invasions
2004 Yūya Yagira – Nobody Knows Maggie Cheung – Clean
2005 Tommy Lee Jones – The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Hanna Laslo – Free Zone
2006 Roschdy Zem 🪢 Bernard Blancan 🪢 Jamel Debbouze 🪢 Samy Naceri 🪢 Sami Bouajila – Days of Glory Carmen Maura 🪢 Lola Dueñas 🪢 Blanca Portillo 🪢 Yohana Cobo 🪢 Chus Lampreave 🪢 Penélope Cruz – Volver
2007 Konstantin Lavronenko – The Banishment Jeon Do-yeon – Secret Sunshine
2008 Benicio del Toro – Che Sandra Corveloni – Linha de Passe
2009 🏆Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds🏆 Charlotte Gainsbourg – Antichrist
2010 Javier Bardem – Biutiful 🪢 Elio Germano – Our Life Juliette Binoche – Certified Copy
2011 🏆Jean Dujardin – The Artist🏆 Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
2012 Mads Mikkelsen – The Hunt Cristina Flutur 🪢 Cosmina Stratan – Beyond the Hills
2013 Bruce Dern – Nebraska Bérénice Bejo – The Past
2014 Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
2015 Vincent Lindon – The Measure of a Man Emmanuelle Bercot – Mon Roi 🪢 Rooney Mara – Carol
2016 Shahab Hosseini – The Salesman Jaclyn Jose – Ma' Rosa
2017 Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here Diane Kruger – In the Fade
2018 Marcello Fonte – Dogman Samal Yeslyamova – Ayka
2019 Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory Emily Beecham – Little Joe
2021 Caleb Landry Jones – Nitram Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person in the World
2022 Song Kang-ho – Broker Zar Amir Ebrahimi – Holy Spider
2023 Kōji Yakusho – Perfect Days Merve Dizdar – About Dry Grasses
Year Best Director Best Screenplay
1975 Michel Brault – Orders 🪢 Costa-Gavras – Special Section
1976 Ettore Scola – Down and Dirty
1978 Nagisa Ōshima – Empire of Passion
1979 Terrence Malick – Days of Heaven
1980 La Terrazza – Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci, Ettore Scola
1981 🪙Mephisto🪙 – István Szabó
1982 Werner Herzog – Fitzcarraldo Moonlighting – Jerzy Skolimowski
1983 Robert Bresson – L'Argent 🪢 Andrei Tarkovsky – Nostalgia Voyage to Cythera – Thanassis Valtinos, Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra
1984 Bertrand Tavernier – A Sunday in the Country
1985 André Téchiné – Rendez-vous
1986 Martin Scorsese – After Hours
1987 Wim Wenders – Wings of Desire
1988 Fernando Solanas – Sur
1989 Emir Kusturica – Time of the Gypsies
1990 Pavel Lungin – Taxi Blues
1991 Joel Coen – Barton Fink
1992 Robert Altman – The Player
1993 Mike Leigh – Naked
1994 Nanni Moretti – Dear Diary Dead Tired – Michel Blanc
1995 Mathieu Kassovitz – La Haine
1996 Joel Coen – Fargo A Self Made Hero – Jacques Audiard, Alain Le Henry
1997 Wong Kar-wai – Happy Together The Ice Storm – James Schamus
1998 John Boorman – The General Henry Fool – Hal Hartley
1999 Pedro Almodóvar – All About My Mother Moloch – Yuri Arabov
2000 Edward Yang – Yi Yi Nurse Betty – James Flamberg, John C. Richards
2001 Joel Coen – The Man Who Wasn't There 🪢 David Lynch – Mulholland Drive No Man's Land – Danis Tanović
2002 Paul Thomas Anderson – Punch-Drunk Love 🪢 Im Kwon-taek – Painted Fire Sweet Sixteen – Paul Laverty
2003 Gus Van Sant – Elephant 🪙The Barbarian Invasions🪙 – Denys Arcand
2004 Tony Gatlif – Exils Look at Me – Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri
2005 Michael Haneke – Caché The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada – Guillermo Arriaga
2006 Alejandro González Iñárritu – Babel Volver – Pedro Almodóvar
2007 Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly The Edge of Heaven – Fatih Akin
2008 Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Three Monkeys Lorna's Silence – Jean-Pierre, Luc Dardenne
2009 Brillante Mendoza – Butchered Spring Fever – Mei Feng
2010 Mathieu Amalric – On Tour Poetry – Lee Chang-dong
2011 Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive Footnote – Joseph Cedar
2012 Carlos Reygadas – Post Tenebras Lux Beyond the Hills – Cristian Mungiu, Tatiana Niculescu Bran
2013 Amat Escalante – Heli A Touch of Sin – Jia Zhangke
2014 Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin
2015 Hou Hsiao-hsien – The Assassin Chronic – Michel Franco
2016 Olivier Assayas – Personal Shopper 🪢 Cristian Mungiu – Graduation 🪙The Salesman🪙 – Asghar Farhadi
2017 Sofia Coppola – The Beguiled The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou 🪢 You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay
2018 Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War 3 Faces – Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar 🪢 Happy as Lazzaro – Alice Rohrwacher
2019 Jean-Pierre 🪢 Luc Dardenne – Young Ahmed Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma
2021 Leos Carax – Annette 🪙Drive My Car🪙 – Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
2022 Park Chan-wook – Decision to Leave Boy from Heaven – Tarik Saleh
2023 Tran Anh Hung – The Pot-au-Feu Monster – Yuji Sakamoto
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2023.05.28 02:08 Old_Resolution865 prayer request

hola ermanos necesito ayuda porfavor un devotee tiene algo q es mío y lo quiero patras el no lo regresa patras y no me abla patras :( ❤️
hi brothers and sisters every hijo de la santa muerte i need help please a specific devotee in this group especially won’t return my specific baptism necklace amendment i got as a little girl he won’t return it back or reply back to me please pray with me i ask please that he can give it back please it’s very special to me ❤️🙏🙏🙏:( thank you all so much.
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2023.05.28 02:05 kytybow3 Flea Market Haul. Pretty excited for De La Soul for $1.

Flea Market Haul. Pretty excited for De La Soul for $1.
Got Led Zeppelin III and Steely Dan Katy Lied for $5 each, Little Feat Dixie Chicken and De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising for $1 each!! Top three prices were marked.
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2023.05.28 02:00 forgertful1111 29[M4F] #New Jersey -Just looking for someone who into Anime and Games

Hey I am looking to connect with someone who has similar hobbies as me I figured if we have a passion for games and anime that would be a perfect start ! I’m interested to know what you are watching and what you are playing and maybe we can play together or watch a new show together.
I do not want to rush things I am looking to build a connection based on the stuff we enjoy and move on from there .
A little about me:
I’m 28 and try to keep myself in shape by actively going to the gym 5 times a week. I’m not the biggest fan of cardio but will try and do some running at some point in this year lol. I’m also 6ft, white and work as an experience Aerospace engineer. I enjoy anime and ps5 games along with some pc games, which include the glorious league of legends . I am big into trying new foods and hanging out with friends and playing Nintendo games along with board games . I have been trying to get into volleyball but that’s another one of my goals
Honestly if anything of this vibes with you just give me a chat and tell me about yourself. It’s important to me that we enjoy the same activities so we can enjoy each others time.
Would eventually like to meet up in NJ or nearby area, but does not have to be right away
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2023.05.28 01:39 Nepalman230 Combat is war, but what if war is your job? How do I run a Mercenary Company style game in an OSR style when fighting isn’t a fail state? ( long.)

Hi everyone! I have a lot of pokers in the fire right now. I’m working on my very frustrating novel. I’m planning a campaign for a group of friends at the domain level concept. I was talking about a while ago.
But at somebody with ADHD sometimes is actually helpful for me to switch between instead of trying to force myself to work on one thing that I’m not inspired about.
Dark military fantasy has been on my mind lately, and I’ve been trying to think about how to run, perhaps a short campaign using those concepts with an Osr system.
I specifically thinking about to work that are not mentioned in this article, because they are older .,four%2Dhundred%2Dyear%20history.
This is my question. If you were going to run a campaign about a mercenary company, how much to balance the fact that it’s a very gritty genre where characters are fighting all the damn time and they’re not trying to avoid monsters I mean yes.
they are but they’re probably going to be fighting other humanoids and they’re certainly gonna be doing a lot. Even if they tried to like get the better position or trick people usually all of this involves fighting.
So how are some ways that it could be done? I mean I was thinking it could be a generational game. You could use a traditional totally lethal system and just whenever people die everybody’s like well that’s sad, but you know buying the farm and all that.
A new character is rolled and gameplay goes on.
Or, I could use a system that is slightly modified so the characters are a little bit beefier or otherwise, can survive, outright warfare every session.
Because war is terrible and people can die at any time, but I’ll be telling a story and I would want it to be more like band of Brothers and less like I don’t know some kind of incredibly bleak French novel. Where literally there’s a new character every five minutes because bombs keeps going off.
Combat it’s actually pretty much the only thing that I’m worried about.
I was going to run it completely sandbox style in a fantasy version of the holy Roman empire so much fucking fighting in 100 Germanies! ( if I’m not miss using the historical expression)
Yes, please tell me about how you guys have done campaigns were players have been mercenary A la the black company or other works of fantasy like that .
I absolutely welcome system recommendations any hacks that you’ve done and them for that matter what mass battle systems you recommend, including if I have to bolt them on to a system that doesn’t have it.
Thanks again!
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2023.05.28 01:35 Square_Yogurt216 A guy who I loved, but blocked me.

Me (18 YR old Female) Him(22 YR old Male)
This guy, I met online. He took me on my first date ever. I’m 18.
We met together at a coffee shop and I was so nervous. All I could think of was how cute he was and he was looking at me with a smile on his face (it was cute).
We got mochas and talked for a while, about life, politics, and future goals. In my head I was thinking “he can’t be real omg”
I always thought I was cute as hell, but I could tell this guy was out of my league. After coffee, we walked around to a bar and he held the door for me, hehe I only got water. He ushered me to sit next to him, and I was still nervous hehe. We talked some more 🥰
He then walked me to my car because it was dark. I felt bad so I asked if I could drive him to his car. He agreed. I was being nonchalant saying “I’m a good driver” but God humbled me fast and I hit a curb LOL. We laughed it off.
We got to his car and kissed. I felt so bad because I just drank coffee but he kissed me anyways. I was getting butterflies the whole time. He stayed with me for about another hour in the car and then dat was the end.
After the date, I was just praying the way home saying “thank you for finally showing me a guy to my standards”, but then I started to overthink a little.
A few days passed, the same guy noticed I was overthinking and he got on a call with me and helped calmed me down. It helped so much. So many guys would run off after that, but he stayed. After the call, we planned to meet in the morning. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep.
Morning came and I put on my cute little dress 🥰. We met at a cafe and oh my goodness, he dressed up so nice :D! He walked me to the restaurant and was so patient. We then ate and talked some more. I felt bad about him buying me coffee so this date was on me:) we then walked into a record store. He told me “I always wanted a record player”…
We then drove back to his house. I met his puppy. And she liked me! Hehe! His house was so nice too! We then went on a little walk through his town (I wasn’t wearing walking shoes so I got bad blisters). We then got back and he cooked sausage dogs. I felt bad about eating his food and so I just watched him cook his. I was just thinking how content I was with him. He was beautiful and successful and just a happy guy. We then sat on his couch. He ate and the sweetest thing happened, he got closer to me and snuggled up on me and sweetly asked “is this ok?”, and let me tell you, my heart melted… I have never had a guy act this way with me before. It was good to be vulnerable with me like that. A “gore” part came on and he shyed away from it. That was the cutest thing ever. Then he took me to get ice-cream, and then this was the time he started acting different. He wasn’t talking as much. I wasn’t sure what I did. We then went back to his house and I sat with him for a few more minutes. And then I went home. I was confused why he didn’t walk me to my car, or even asked me to text him when I got home. Maybe he was just tired. I was still happy to spend time with him.
That was the last time I ever saw him in person. I sent him quite a few sweet messages throughout the day , and he said they overwhelmed him, but I wasn’t sure why. I kept hoping he would call me so we could talk it out. I thought we matched well. But I was trying to give him space. He seemed like he liked me. But soon, he was going on a work trip for 4 months, and he said he couldn’t do a serious relationship, which I understood. But I would have waited for him. Like myself, I thought he was a person good enough to wait for. He then blocked me after that with no reason.
I stupidly texted his sister and asked what was going on, I wish he could have just talked to me. I was fine being just friends, he was just a person I wanted in my life.
I know this is creepy, but since I knew his place, I sent him a letter, just a sweet one telling him thank you for everything, nothing of a love letter.
I prayed long and hard for him to be removed from my mind, but it was so hard. Remember when I mentioned the record player? I recently bought him one, and a record for him to just enjoy it.I love giving to people who I care about.
I wish he will reconsider one day seeing me as a person to have in his life. And if he is reading this, my heart is with you, I hope you are safe, and even the time I sent with you was short, that was the best time of my life.
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2023.05.28 01:35 MathewCQ In a good way, how Rocket League is still alive is incredible

There's something I always wanted to say about this community that I've never seen in any other game. It's how content we are with so little. After I hit GC for the first time I stopped playing it every day yet I keep coming back to play ranked every other week to get the same dopamine boost that hitting a ball with a car provides me. No other game scratches the same part of my brain that RL does. But other than that, what does the game offer? There is no story mode, no different environments and there isn't much the devs can do since there aren't humans or personalities in the game. The most exciting thing we had in the last year was the revolutionary new game mode: Knockout Bash and looking back it was only really enjoyable in the first few weeks.

Yet Rocket League is always there:
The big YouTubers always have a consistent 300k views or more.
30k daily viewers on Twitch (not much but still top 20-30 most watched games)
Twitter is always very busy with the Competitive scene.
It has one of the healthiest Esports scenes in any game.

Time has passed and yet, we aren't demanding more than fixing the usual bugs, and an eventual UE5 update. If you look from the outside there is no way that a game with this kind of scenario would last more than launch.
Another thing I want to say is that the toxicity is not as bad as the other games and by a LARGE margin. This is probably due to how young the player base is. I've been trying to play some FPS and in every match, there is a dumbass or smurf that ruins the fun for everyone either by throwing or by shit-talking in chat. But no one ever told me in my FIRST ranked match to kill myself because I was terrible. Also is much more difficult to hack in RL. Ranked games are very balanced, even tho there are some games where I get people from a very low rank. Bugs are very rare (it still amazes me how the devs can break even the core gameplay every other update lol)
Rocket League is amazing. The devs really hit the jackpot with such unique gameplay that no other game has but balls and cars came with the cost of little to no content to add. I love this game and it's a shame that not that gamers get to experience it. Hopefully that changes with time and people recognize how much Esport potential RL has. It has amazing fresh decals and the SFX is perfect. Devs are always talking to the community. RL is one of the most complete games out there.
Maybe this is something just I feel and I want to get it off my chest. Will always love hitting ball with car tho :D
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