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Ẹ káàbọ̀ - This week’s language of the week: Yorùbá!
2020.09.29 02:54 ibemuẸ káàbọ̀ - This week’s language of the week: Yorùbá!
Yorùbá (èdè Yorùbá) pronounced YOH-RU-BAH, /ˈjɒrʊbə/ is one of the largest Niger-Congo languages spoken by approximately 40 million people. Yorùbá is an official language in Benin Republic and Togo as well as a major language in Nigeria (21%), the most populous country in Africa and the largest black nation on earth. Yorùbáland (ilẹ̀ Yorùbá) (the homeland of Yorùbá people) stretches between Ghana and Nigeria - the latter’s South West region is where most of its speakers originate from. The Yorùbá have an extensive diaspora, due to the Transatlantic Slave Trade, particularly in North America, Cuba and Brazil with a more recent wave of migration to UK/US/Europe/Oceania. Consequently, Yorùbá is spoken widely on every continent but Antarctica. Yorùbáland There are 20-30 Yorùbá dialects (classed as separate but closely related languages and peoples) on a continuum of mutual intelligibility with the Ọ̀yọ́/ Ìbàdàn dialect considered to be nearest to standard which is spoken and understood by most Yorùbás. This dialect was chosen by Bishop Samuel Àjàyí Crowther, an ex-slave turned polyglot, the first Anglican Bishop who amongst his many accolades, was the first man to write a dictionary for Yorùbá in 1843, a biography of the Yorùbá people in 18 and translate the Holy Bible into Yorùbá in 1884 - Bíbélì Mímọ́.
The Yorùbá language uses Latin characters and has 25 letters.
18 consonants (kọ́ńsónáǹtì)
7 vowels (fáwẹ̀lì)
A B D E Ẹ F G Gb H I J K L M N O Ọ P R S Ṣ T U W Y a b d e ẹ f g gb h i j k l m n o ọ p r s ṣ t u w y The Latin letters ⟨c⟩, ⟨q⟩, ⟨v⟩, ⟨x⟩, ⟨z⟩ are not used. Yorùbá is a phonetic language, meaning once you know the alphabet, what you see is what you get (comparable to Spanish). Without doubt, the letters which cause most difficulty are the plosives...
Gb /ɡ͡b/ - the only digraph and indicates a hard ‘gb’ sound (no English equivalent)
B /b/ - like b in English
P /k͡p/ - always a hard plosive, thought of as ‘kp’ (no English equivalent)
There are two types of vowels, oral and nasal. I. Oral x 7
a e ẹ i o ọ u
II. Nasal x 5
an ẹn in ọn un
The dot under certain vowels indicate closed vowels or in the case of ‘Ṣ’ indicates ‘sh’. The only nasal consonants are ‘m’ and ‘n’ particularly the latter which is used to mark the present continuous tense (ń). Yorùbá can also be written, and was historically, in an Arabic based script: ajami
Yorùbá is a highly isolating language meaning a word could be spelt the same but said in a slightly different way and have a completely different meaning, known as homographs, similar to pinyin Chinese. This is very different to English and can be a challenge for learners. There are three tones in Yorùbá, low-mid-high aka Dò-Re-Mí indicated as follows: Low by a ` (grave accent) Mid by nothing or in older texts ¯ (macron) High by a ´ (acute accent) Here are some examples of homographs: Agbára - strength Àgbàrá - flood Ọrùn - neck Ọ̀run - heaven Ara - body Àrá - thunder Ìyá - mother Ìyà - suffering Àṣà - culture Àṣá - hawk Ẹyin - egg Ẹ̀yìn - back One of the most famous pieces of literature in Yorùbá is called ‘Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmọlẹ̀’ - ‘Forest of A Thousand Daemons’ by D.O. Fágúnwà. Was one of the first novels written in an African language. Linguists have compared the appearance of written Yorùbá to the title of this famous work.
INTERESTING GRAMMATICAL RULES
Yorùbá words don't have consonant clusters and always end in a vowel or a nasal vowel (ending in -n). Even loan words from English are changed to follow this rule. Another major contributor to the Yorùbá language is Arabic via Hausa due to the long standing exchange with Arabia. Examples of loanwords: Bátírì - Battery Dókítà - Doctor Tábílì - Table Àlùbó̩sà - Basila بصلة (onion) Àlùbáríkà - Barika بركة (blessing) Àdúrà - Duea' دعاء (prayer) Nouns - can be identified by usually starting with a vowel and being longer than verbs. Yorùbá is an incredibly efficient language and uses prefixes to nominalise verbs as in the given example: Ì - a prefix that nominalises some verbs ì + jókòó (to sit) = ìjókòó (chair) ì + jà (to fight) = ìjà (a fight) ì + mọ (to know) = ìmọ̀ (knowledge) ì + gbàgbọ́ (to believe) = ìgbàgbọ́ (belief) With vowels in Yorùbá there is no conjugation or alteration in different tenses, so one less thing to worry about for learners.
Traditionally, when greeting an elder or an Ọba (king) in Yorùbá culture one is expected to prostrate (if male) or kneel (if female) while sayin the greeting as an act of humility and a sign of respect. In Yorùbá there are greetings for almost every situation for example: Ẹ kúùjókòó (a greeting to people sitting down) Ẹ kúùsinmi ( a greeting on Sundays) Ẹ kú ọyẹ́ (a greeting for the Harmattan season) Ẹ kú ewu ọmọ (a greeting for a mother who have just given birth). Greetings are formed as follows: Ẹ kú (for when the greeting is directed at someone older than you/ more than one person) Kú (for when the greeting is directed at someone younger than you) A kú (for when the greeting includes you in what is being celebrated) Ẹ kú/ Kú/ A kú + the thing that is being acknowledged/ celebrated The Yorùbá are a highly respectful and cordial people. In fact they are nicknamed the “kaaro-oo-jire-bi” people which means people who greet good morning and rise with joy. Respect is given with a strict hierarchy according to age. This even exists with twins born minutes apart. There are two subject pronouns for ‘you’:
O - ‘you’ for someone younger
Ẹ - ‘you’ for someone olde two or more persons of any age
In normal speech, one replaces the other while with the imperative, the honorific version retains the pronoun whereas the informal does not.
Ẹ káàbọ̀ - Welcome (honorific / plural)
Káàbọ̀ - Welcome (informal)
Ẹ má bínú - sorry lit. ‘don’t be angry’ (honorific / plural)
Má bínú - sorry (informal)
The only time when this is different is when saying thank you
Ẹ ṣé (honorific / plural)
O ṣé (informal)
Yorùbá tends to focus on age more than gender as he/she/it are all ‘ó’, if he/she/it is older the plural is used ‘wọ́n’. Another area where Yorùbá uses age over gender is siblings, Yorùbá uses ẹ̀gbọ́n (older sibling) and àbúrò (younger sibling) rather than brother and sister which is based on gender. Also Yorùbá words are genderless.
NAMING AND POP CULTURE
Naming is an incredibly important part of Yorùbá culture with an official naming ceremony on the 8th day of life. Names are often a poetic sentence describing the situation or circumstances around the birth or the destiny of the child. There are five categories of names, here are some common examples: Bàbátúndé - Father has returned Yétúndé - Mother has returned Táíwò (or Táíyé/Táyé) - Taste the world. Have a taste of life (first born twin) Kẹ́hìndé - One who comes second (second born twin) Ìdòwú - A child born after a set of twins Adéwálé - The crown has come home Ayọ̀mídé - My joy has come Ọláolú - The wealth of God Akíntáyọ̀ - Bravery equates to joy Olúwalóṣèyífúnmikìíṣènìyàn - It is the Lord that has done this for me, not any man. There is no limit to the length of a word (akin to German) https://preview.redd.it/8nhf2xtrhzp51.jpg?width=530&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=9b21d9cc384de8a10dd894d053fe0d70472b30ff
Another interesting aspect in the Yorùbá naming culture is the ‘oríkì’. This is a cultural phenomenon to Yorùbá and has no translation in English. Literally translating to ‘head greet’ it is an unofficial, honorific, praise poetry given by parents and describes the circumstances of birth and they are gender specific for example: Òjó is the name for a boy born with the umbilical cord tied around the neck, this name is an àmútọ̀runwá ‘brought from heaven’, (a name already pre-determined due to the unique nature of their birth). Here’s an excerpt from the oríkì of this name… Òjó ò sí nlé, ọmọ adìẹ d'àgbà t'ó bá wà ńlé, á ti pà Ìyà è je.... When Ojo is not home, the chick grows to become a hen, if he was at home, he would have made soup of it"
Famous Yorùbá people include:
Fẹlá Aníkúlápó Kútì (Nigerian musician and political dissident)
Hakeem Abdul Ọlájùwọ̀n (Nigerian-American former professional basketball player)
Wole Soyinka Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyíinká aka (Nigerian nobel laureate for literature)
Fọ́lọ́runsọ́ Alákijà (richest woman in Nigeria, multibillionaire)
https://preview.redd.it/vtad38v3izp51.jpg?width=568&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=85ef76dc8c8768688c2cf2035591393594721209 The Yorùbá have featured in video games such as Smite and Crusader Kings and are thought to be the inspiration behind much of the culture of Wakanda, from Black Panther with the attire, scarification and emphasis on greetings. Yorùbá is also a very major language in popular African music genres such as Afrobeats where you will hear Yorùbá often woven into lyrics. Yorùbá is also the sacred language in new world religions such as Candomblé and Santría where both Yorùbá religion and language have been preserved and passed down. Learn how to recognise a Yorùbá name and what all these names above mean here, and here
The use of proverbs traditionally is a signature of Yorùbá speech. They illustrate points using easily observable truths and for any given situation Yorùbá has a proverb: ‘Adíẹ̀ fúnfún kò mọ ara rẹ̀ l’àgbà’ - ‘the white chicken doesn’t know it’s old’ ‘Àgbò tó tàdí mẹ́yìn agbára ló lọ mú wá’ - ‘The ram that reverses, power is what he went to bring’ Apart from the use of proverbs to convey messages, Yorùbá in general is a very descriptive language, here are examples of the literal meanings of some Yorùbá words: Ilé ayé - the home of life, the world Ẹ̀rọ ayára bí àṣá - the machine as fast as a hawk, computer Ẹyinjú - the egg of the eye, eyeball Ọrùn ọwọ́ - the neck of the hand, wrist Ojú ọ̀run - the face of heaven, the sky Ọ̀pá ẹ̀yìn - the staff of the back, the spine Ọkọ̀ ojú irin - the vehicle of the face of iron, train Inú dídùn - inside sweetness, happiness
WHERE TO LEARN MORE
As much as Yorùbá is a fascinating language with an immense history and cultural impact on the world, you may be shocked to learn that the language has been predicted to face extinction before the turn of the century. This is the preventable fate of all Nigerian languages (apart from Hausa) and is well recognised by academics and institutions including UNESCO. This is a direct result of lack of intergenerational transmission. Due to the colonialist’s introduction of English, the Yorùbá have since turned to the West with English as a lingua franca and have abandoned their language, indigenous religion and associated customs. There is a misconception that there is no longer economic, cultural or spiritual benefit from passing on native languages (of Nigeria). Consequently, in the diaspora many Yorùbá people (especially the younger generations) struggle to communicate in Yorùbá and mix it with English, such people may also not be strong in writing and reading Yorùbá because of its orthology despite the simplicity of the grammar. In addition, speaking native languages in schools was admonished by corporal punishment in colonial times. Since independence, native language instruction has never been widespread in Nigeria or any other country where Yorùbá is an official language, neither is there any incentive from the Government or the people to change the status quo. However, attitudes especially in the diaspora are changing. How can you be a part of the change...
2020.09.28 17:44 drencomixI feel quite bad for all of you Nigerian irreligious people
Hello all. I have a story for all of you today. I have been talking to this man from Nigeria through doing work for me and we talk about the situation in Nigeria. He talks to me about how when he lived things were odd to my developed world standards. He told me how there was no debit or loans from the bank, for example (I was like what the hell???). He also told me about the Muslim north and the christian south. He is from a minority group in the south and he is a christian. I have talked to him about what he learned living there and he said to me that "being god-fearing makes you a better person because you think of what god would want you to do when you do something bad." But then when he said that I thought of things like the Boko Haram Muslim terrorists who did morally wrong things. The things that happened in Nigeria by people who also must have been god-fearing. He also told me about how in school he learned about how Africans became christian during colonization. He didn't tell me this but I also know from the north there is the Arab influence that lead to the islamization of a lot of Africa. He also didn't like how the Europeans colonized Africa and took the resources. Why would someone not like the christian europeans but then also be a christian. Also why would the muslims to the north be muslim while for hundreds of years the muslim arabs, turks etc. took many Africans as slaves just like the Europeans?? This sounds like Stockholm syndrome to me. It's all these people know and they feel they are in their comfort zone. I wanted to confront this man about how Nigeria is so corrupt (he told me) and how they are supposed to do the right thing because they must also be 'god-fearing.' Or other things like how a lot of these poorly developed/developing nations are highly religious. But I am always afraid to confront religious people who have a good rapport with me because I am quite afraid I'll ruin the friendship. Also since these people think this way, I feel so sorry for all of you atheist, agnostic, secularist etc. Nigerians. I have seen several reddit posts from you guys so knowing these things adds an extra dimension to the issue for me.
2020.09.28 03:13 shookqueenOral polio drops linked to paralysis in India. So yes, Bill Gates did paralyze a bunch of children with his polio vaccine.
Here's my response to a LOT of the comments about asking for "proof" under my post, "Can we talk about how Bill Gates paralyzed a bunch of children with his polio vaccine?", that I posted earlier. I didn't expect that post to blow up. I noticed that a lot of people weren't pleased with me providing any links. My excuse is I actually have a life outside of Reddit and I don't have all the time in the world to constantly fact-check every single post of mine. Usually I provide links but I was genuinely just asking this sub a question and then it blew up and people were outraged because they thought my claim about Bill Gates paralyzing a bunch of children was outrageous. According to this article from the Science and Development Network (in 2018),
[NEW DELHI] While India’s oral polio vaccine (OPV) drives have eliminated polio from the country, they have also resulted in over 490,000 cases of paralysis during 2000—2017, says a new study based on national surveillance statistics. India, a country of 1.3 billion people, was declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2014 in what was considered a landmark in the global drive to eradicate polio. Currently, the wild polio virus, which attacks the nervous system leading to childhood paralytic disease, is confined to Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. “In the absence of wild polio transmission, it was expected that cases of paralysis would reduce to an acceptable rate of around two per 100,000, but this has not materialised” (Jacob Puliyel, St. Stephen's Hospital) The oral vaccine uses live but weakened poliovirus strains to produce antibodies that protect children from being infected with ‘wild’ or naturally-occurring polio viruses. Mass oral vaccination drives are carried out thrice a year in India to prevent person-to-person transmission of the wild virus and maintain ‘herd immunity’. Jacob Puliyel, head of paediatrics, St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, and corresponding author of the study published August in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, says that "the frequency of pulse polio administration was found to be directly or indirectly related to the incidence of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis”. Although India’s last case of polio was reported in 2011, a surveillance system continues to annually investigate some 50,000 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) — defined as a sudden onset of paralysis or weakness in any part of the body of a child under 15 years of age. While no case of AFP has tested positive for polio since 2012, the rate of non-polio paralysis has continued to be unusually high, especially in the northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which together have a population of 300 million people. “In the absence of wild polio transmission, it was expected that cases of paralysis would reduce to an acceptable rate of around two per 100,000, but this has not materialised,” Puliyel tells SciDev.Net. The study found the paralysis rate to be as high as 30 per 100,000 in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Some additional information? The polio campaign in India was mainly funded by the Rotary Foudation, WHO and UNICEF which was well funded by Bill Gates, the person who wants to reduce the World's Population. Until the Modi (India) government cut ties with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If my sources are wrong, I will be more than happy to edit and correct this post. But I'd like to think I did my best job researching this. Thank you.
2020.09.28 02:07 scared-of-girlsI Bought Fiverr Music Marketing / Spotify Promotion. Here is what happened:
Hi everyone, I have been wanting to make this post about Fiverr's music promotion division, where freelancers can sell their marketing skills in exchange for your cash. I originally posted this on /wearethemusicmakers but they removed it. For context, I have a 4-track EP and a single already out, and my goal was to get all five of my songs to above 1,000 plays, for obvious reasons. Each buyer promoted a different song.
Buyer No. 1 - "Fine_Articles"
The first person I bought from was a person named "fine_articles", a seller from Nigeria. He said he could put my track in front of 150,000 people in exchange for $10, claiming it would be sent via email lists, shared on social media, and posted on forum pages, therefore my growth would be completely organic. He made a whole ordeal about how the sale of bots is not allowed at his business and all that. The price actually ended up being $12 because of Fiverr's "service fee". But regardless I still bought it. 3 days later, my track had a little under 6,000 plays from all over the world. According to Spotify for Artists, 100% of these came from other user's playlists. However after I looked at which playlists the song was discovered in, things started to get a little iffy. I was put into two playlists, one named "the united states of afrobeat" and another one named "2014 indie september". This was a little strange to me considering number one, my music is heavy metal so it's in no way "afrobeat", and second, my song I selected came out in December last year so it's not fitting in "2014 indie september" either. I have a very good feeling that these were bots. Especially considering both of those playlists had like ~200 followers each but were pulling in 2,000 plays per song. The graph trend for the song's plays went up then down like a super skinny rainbow, and I have not gotten any new listeners since, which really adds to my conclusion that I think they were bots. I do not recommend buying from this person, he seems very untruthful.
Buyer No. 2 - "Trillcut"
This guy (from the United States) claimed he was a rapper with experience in the industry and could promote my track "organically" via email lists and he would also make google ads for my song. I got 2,668 plays on the song that I selected but I'm not really sure if it was bots or not. The graph shows it went up, then down, then up again, like a small V, so I don't really know if it was bots, because if it was bots it would have just gone up and then down again like my song did in the last promotion. But at the same time, 100% of the plays came from my profile, I had no new saves, and I have not gotten any new streams since, so I'm calling this guy a fraud and a bot-seller too.
Buyer No. 3 - "Manned"
This guy (from Bangladesh) was another seller I bought from, he claims to be a professional digital marketer with 7 years of experience. So I bought from him, and I got 2,183 plays on my song. This one was like the Trillcut one, the graph did the weird up then down then up again thing and 100% of my plays came from my profile. I got no saves on my song, and haven't gotten any streams since, so I'm calling bots on this one.
Buyer No. 4 - "applekumer"
This seller (also from Bangladesh) seemed legitimate at first. He had a whole ton of marketing gigs for various different things on his profile so I believed him when he claimed he was a digital marketing expert. I bought two promotion gigs from him for the two remaining songs that hadn't been promoted yet, and it was the exact same thing as the first seller. I got put into fishy playlists, got tons of plays, both song got around the same number actually (2.6k) and I haven't gotten any sign of a stream since then. No new saves either, and nobody returned to listen to my music. This guy sells bots.
The Aftermath (Please Keep Reading - This is Important)
One of the consequences of buying this "promotion" is that you will repeatedly get messages from other Fiverr marketing sellers on your social media, on your music/band accounts AND your personal accounts if you have ever tagged your personal on your music accounts. I have already gotten tons and tons of messages on Instagram from other marketing hustlers asking me to buy their service, and that they promise they are legit unlike the other guys. They find your name on Spotify when you leave reviews that contain images of your stats on your profile, and then they search you on Instagram/Twitter (I have gotten messages on both) and pester you to buy their services. This is probably the worst consequence of buying the marketing. The algorithmic problems can be fixed by getting organic streams from a niche audience, but almost a month after buying the marketing, I'm still getting these messages from these shady Fiverr sellers, and they absolutely do not stop. It's gotten to the point where I am considering deleting my music and changing my band's name and uploading to a different profile. Right now I have set my band's Instagram to private, and left a message in the bio telling all Fiverr marketers to fuck off, in order to deter them from messaging me. Take it from someone who did it, never buy Fiverr's marketing. It's shady, it's shitty, and you will 100% regret it. What I'm doing now to develop an organic audience is posting every day on social media, having engaging content, and interacting with people that come to my profile. So far I have gained almost 40 REAL ORGANIC followers in just 6 days on social media by doing this, and it feels much better than throwing my money to these scammers and getting bots. I guess that's the only good thing that came out of this promotion, is that it fucked me so badly that I am more motivated than ever to get a legitimate organic audience, so I now I am doing everything in my power to get one so I can repair the damage this whole thing has caused me lol. This is being told from the perspective of a musician trying to warn other musicians. Do not make the same mistake I did. No matter what genre you make, whether it be rock/metal like me or all you rappers out there, or even if you do Tibetan throat singing, do not buy Fiverr Spotify Marketing. Ever.
2020.09.27 22:36 GypsyGoldUFC Championship Diversity - A Data Driven Topic!
Via The UFC
WSW - China
WFLY - Kyrgyzstan
FLY - Brazil
WBW - Brazil
BW - Russia
WFW - Brazil
FW - Australia
LW - Russia
ILW - United States
WW - United States/Nigeria
MW - New Zealand/Nigeria
LHW - Poland
HW - United States
WSW - China
WFLY - Russia (USSR)
FLY - Brazil
WBW - Brazil
BW - Russia
WFW - Brazil
FW - Australia
LW - Russia
ILW - United States
WW - Nigeria
MW - Nigeria
LHW - Poland
HW - United States
WSW - China
WFLY - United States
FLY - Brazil
WBW - United States
BW - Russia
WFW - United States
FW - Australia
LW - Russia
ILW - United States
WW - United States
MW - New Zealand
LHW - Poland
HW - United States
WSW - China
WFLY - Peru, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia?
FLY - Brazil
WBW - Brazil
BW - Russia
WFW - Brazil
FW - Australia
LW - Russia
ILW - United States
WW - United States & Nigeria?
MW - Nigeria
LHW - Poland
HW - United States
*Can't confirm the Nigerian dual citizenship for Usman. But should be standard by birth right? *Same w/ Valentina's Russian citizenship.
"Fighting Out Of"
WSW - China
WFLY - Kyrgyzstan
FLY - Brazil
WBW - Brazil
BW - Russia
WFW - Brazil
FW - Australia
LW - Russia
ILW - United States
WW - Nigeria
MW - New Zealand
LHW - Poland
HW - United States
By Individual Champions
By Championships Won
*Championships Won = Initial Championship Victory + Defense No. **Both lists include interim champs, but does not count double if an interim champ is promoted to undisputed champ w/o fighting the current champions - when this happens that reign is counted as just one single reign.
Countries "In Da Mix"
*These countries all have fighters in the top 6 of the divisions.
2020.09.27 16:02 Not_A_Bot2020In The Eye Of The Giant
First, a shout out to Makayladoesrituals for bringing to attention the fact that people who have no idea what they’re doing often attempt rituals without any actual preparation beyond the “recipe” provided by whatever dubious element devised or disseminated (whole or not) the steps to make a foray into the world beyond our own. It’s a pressing issue that needs to be addressed by someone with a little more practical experience than someone who has called a spectral taxi and gotten the willies spooked out of them by an exasperated entity who is likely quite tired of having ignorant kids from our side treading in its space. I think I have at least some of these qualifications. Let me lead off by being as blunt and straightforward as a blackjack to the head: If you participate any of these rituals (with about one reasonable exception I can think of off the top of my head) you are a damn fool and absolutely deserve all the terrible things that might happen to you if you dick up the ritual, or even worse, if you actually succeed in what the ritual was likely created for in the first place. A personal favorite example is the “Midnight Man” ritual which is essentially a checklist of things you SHOULD NOT DO if you want to actually interact with the other side in any safe or reasonable manner. I mean, for the love of god, you write your name in blood and tape it to the door of your house which is the supernatural equivalent of taking all of your credit cards and tucking them into an envelope with 500 dollars cash with a photocopy of your social security card and mailing them directly to your good friend the crown prince of Nigeria. See, while it definitely rankles my ankles that people still are doing rituals that are completely out of their depth, I’m sick and tired of kids doing a couple of these sketchy-ass rituals, getting spooked by an entity that is likely just shooing you away or perhaps even concerned for your wellbeing, and then whining about how scary the other side is and how they’re never going back and how no-one should ever mess with the supernatural again, etc, etc. So here’s the deal: I’m a pretty generous dude, so I’m going to help you get started from the comfort of your own home without any of the risks associated with Haunted Hide and Seek and getting out of your own bathtub blindfolded. Keep in mind that what we’ll be going over is some kiddy shit in the grand scheme of things, but it has some strong fundamentals that are absolutely vital to anyone who wants to interact with the other side. Without any further ado, “In the Eye of the Giant”. Preparation: Though ‘In the Eye of the Giant’ will not put you into any sort of direct contact with the other side, or as I will refer to it from now on “The Strange”, it will serve as a good primer for a lot of the concepts that are ever present there. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of a lot of these things before you step out of your metaphorical house into the also metaphorical world outside it.
Be sober. The inhibition of the body and mind can be relaxing and pleasant In many situations, but as anyone who has ever tried to play that one Slenderman game drunk can tell you, absolutely fucking horrifying while in a stressful situation. Twenty-four hours sober is often long enough to be in a calm and steady state of mind, and if it’s not, you have a lot of problems you really ought to address before you go diving into The Strange.
Perform a basic purification of your body before you start. You don’t need anything extreme, but take a shower, wash your hair, brush your teeth, and maybe take a dookie and shave if the mood strikes you. Not only will being clean allow you to relax more easily, but purifying yourself will make it a fair bit easier to enter the right state to interact with the kind of existence you’ll find yourself in over there. These are both things that can contribute to the success of this “ritual”.
Be tired but not exhausted when you undertake this “ritual”. The vast majority of your experiences will take place at the horizon of your own consciousness, and if you go out like a light during the initial steps you won’t get anywhere fast. REM cycles are your friend and you get those when you are sleeping lightly.
Make sure you have at least 12 hours set aside. While it’s rare for this whole thing to take too much longer than a regular night’s sleep, you’ll most likely find yourself out for 10 hours or more. Since you never leave the confines of your own mind, there’s no hurry, and it’s very important to take the time to do this right if you’re going to do it.
Assuming that the prep work has been done, beginning this foray into your own consciousness starts with laying down as if you were going to sleep. Instead of thinking about Emma Watson or Chris Hemsworth or how utterly rad a speedboat made of marshmallows might be, you need to mentally envision yourself, descending down a long, spiraling staircase. The staircase is your own, but it’s going to be a long way to the bottom and you’ll hopefully be walking down a bunch more times, so you should get used to it. No matter how long it seems to take, you will eventually reach the bottom. There will be a room with four doors. The doors have varying colors, and the doors will change from time to time. Each door leads to a room with a Giant inside. Each room is different as is each Giant inside the room. The most important thing you have to remember when you are in the eye of the giant is this: They cannot hurt you. They cannot force you to do anything. You are always in control, even if you do not feel like you are. Each of these giants is a fractal of yourself. They are things you have manifested, forms you have created for concepts and things which can never truly have a form of their own. This sort of nebulous existence makes up a great deal of The Strange, and the faster you adapt to that the better off you’ll be. Since everyone has a different perception of the colors the Giants take, and meanings associated with each color, I won’t refer to the Giants by my colors, but rather, what general archetypes they fill. First, there is the Gentle Giant. This Giant is the foundation of your humanity. It is every steady thing, every constant in your life. It is a mountain, an endless forest, an ocean floor. This Giant speaks as you would if you were talking to your own child. It is kind to a fault, and can see no evil in the world and those who live in it. The Gentle Giant is a valuable resource in your dealing with other people, because it is blind to the faults of those you love and admire, and dangerous for the same reasons. Second, there is the Swirling Giant. This Giant is the ever changing whims of your humanity. It is everything the Gentle Giant is not: Passionate, short tempered, rash, intuitive, sharp, and bold. This Giant speaks as you would to your closest friend or worst enemy. It is short-sighted, argumentative, but can see and recognize the smallest details you might have missed and come to brilliant conclusions you might never have arrived at yourself. The Swirling Giant is a dangerous comrade because the advice it gives is often both right and wrong, and the value it provides is always subjective. Third, there is the Gaunt Giant. The Gaunt Giant is your most flawless reason laid bare. It is a being of cold and infallible logic, and this Giant speaks as you would to a complete stranger. It is utterly devoid of sympathy and will give no quarter with its ruthless insight, but sometimes the most painful truths pave a road you would never have walked otherwise. The Gaunt Giant is a terrifying ally, because many valuable things are belittled under the light of pure logic, and sometimes the correct answer is not the right one. Fourth, there is the Shaded Giant. The Shaded Giant is everything you like about yourself, your most personal desires and the things you want the most, and speaks as you would to yourself when there is no-one else around. It is entirely unaware of the existence outside itself, but there are times when you are your own best friend, and truly, no-one can know you better than you know yourself. The Shaded Giant is a dubious companion because if one ignores the wants and needs of others, their own wants and need will soon be ignored in kind. The entire object of this primer is to familiarize yourself with the environments you will likely encounter in The Strange, and to better understand yourself. The giants are all a part of you, like it or not, and learning to utilize them will prepare you for what lies further ahead. While the inside of your head is likely a complicated place, it’s a far cry from the things you will experience if you enter The Strange properly. You should get to know each of your primary Giants. Interacting with them will not only help you with your personal life, it will train you to better resist outside influence, the mental equivalent of spackling the drafty spots near the windows of your mind. One of the most frequent consequences of these rituals is having something ‘hang on’, which can usually be avoided by shoring yourself up before you take a plunge into the beyond. Ending the “ritual” is just as simple as choosing to leave a Giant’s room and ascend back up the staircase. A good night will afford you a conversation with 2-3 of your Giants, and by the time you wake up the encounters will likely be a little foggy and imprecise. That’s fine, you won’t have actually forgotten anything, what you’ve gleaned has just slipped to the back of your consciousness. Your ability to recall more precisely will come with time, and when you remember everything that’s happened the night before you’ll be ready to take the next step. I honestly hope I’ve dissuaded some of you from jumping headfirst into the hot mess that is the supernatural. As for the rest of you… Use your common sense and try and stay out of too much trouble. Good luck.
2020.09.26 10:40 Appropriate_Unit_737Namaste America ,I have a query regarding new immigration draft ?
I am an student from Nepal who is looking to apply for student visa (F1 visa ) with in this year ,I personally didn't know which sub to ask .So,I was curious about this new visa system ,which has also enlisted my country . I was wondering ,is there any percentage will this proposal would really take place in near future ?If yes ,how long would it take for such proposal to get accepted.
2020.09.26 10:34 Appropriate_Unit_737Namaste America ,I have a query regarding new immigration draft ?
I am an student from Nepal who is looking to apply for student visa (F1 visa ) with in this future ,I personally didn't know which sub to ask .So,I was curious about this new visa system ,which has also enlisted my country . I was wondering ,is there any percentage will this proposal would really take place in near future ?If yes ,how long would it take for such proposal to get accepted.
2020.09.26 01:03 elyminasComplying to a scammer... until i dont!
(To any moderator, I have anonymitised everything and made sure that it is according to rules of this subreddit,I wanna share this story so please let me know should further editing be required ! please Consider this person has likely stolen thousands and thousands of innocent people so i wanna spread awareness! So the other day (actually my birthday too :)) I found this account on IG, I saved him as Scumm in my phone but he claims to be an "Alex", hit him up if you wanna get rich it is a fiest. So i hit him up and be like:
[19:00, 23/09/2020] OP: Hello sir I am Tom, I read a lot of things about Forex and crypto and your page in particular and just inherited some money from a relative , I heard so many good things I thought you might help me invest some of that money so it is not lost? Kindly [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Welcome [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Where are you from? [19:09, 23/09/2020] OP: Germany [19:09, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok Tom [19:09, 23/09/2020] Scumm: We specialise on Stock And cryptocurrency trading, with the sole aim of making awesome profit from the rapid changes in price of the assets and currencies we trade. We are group of professional market analysts that studies the market picking the best assets to invest on, and as well the best cryptocurrency pairs to trade on. We have mastered risk management and as well best possible strategy to maximize our clients Profits [19:10, 23/09/2020] Scumm: With the minimum investment of 1 BTC you can make 3.8BTC in a month [19:11, 23/09/2020] Scumm: If I may ask do you have a Bitcoin Wallet address?
Now you can see how this is a scam and no one should ever follow such ludicrous claims! 380% in a month, if sb knew how, they wouldnt share that ,not in this world, not in this century... So i amlike:
[19:15, 23/09/2020] OP: I'd be willing to invest even 2 bitcoin but I would need your company credentials and iban to send money to [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: I can only provide you a US account to make payment [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: This if gonna be possible [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Hmm I'll see maybe that works [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Easiest would be IBAN [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Your company does not have any European bank accounts? [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: IBAN [19:20, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Mate I always follow procedures so I have not accept Transfer for deposit [19:20, 23/09/2020] Scumm: But I will see to that ok You see where this is going I want some info and make him believe he or one of his mules at least gets sweet sweet cash. NOT SO FAST [20:49, 23/09/2020] Scumm: I’m waiting on my Colleague to forward details to me now [20:49, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok so you are not sending today? [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: Thank u so much [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: I can try but I have to call bank [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: For over 1000 [20:50, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok ok mate [20:50, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Good [21:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: XXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX Bank Account number: 8XXXXX0 Sort code: XXXX IBAN: GBXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [21:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Are you there Mate? [22:43, 23/09/2020] OP: Yes hi thank u so much [22:43, 23/09/2020] OP: Let me chdck [22:46, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [22:53, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Are you trying to send it now mate?
Spinning it furtherly: I just tell some yada yada about how it takes time and a signature since its such a large sum!
[11:46, 24/09/2020] OP: Do you have license [11:46, 24/09/2020] Scumm: 25BTC too small for even my students 😂 /\SURE buddy! */* [11:46, 24/09/2020] OP: NASAA 67? [11:47, 24/09/2020] OP: For financial advisor [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: This [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: Sorry was upside down [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: ? [11:51, 24/09/2020] Scumm: I’m an independent expert trader and portfolio management in crypto market [11:52, 24/09/2020] Scumm: License only met to give out from head of Admin [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: Ah kk [11:52, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yes mate [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: But normally 67 and 68 is required [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: For normal managers? [11:53, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yes [11:55, 24/09/2020] Scumm: have no worries mate [11:55, 24/09/2020] Scumm: 100%
Now this is quite interesting NASAA 65 and 66 are licenses needed to be an account manager in the US so if he was he should know that i just made up 67 and 68!
[19:20, 24/09/2020] OP: Ill makethe first payment asap, but i cant make my bank go faster sorry [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: howeverone thing: [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: most of the moneyigotis still in USD isit possible u said invest and send to USbank too? [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: for 20kUSD and above [19:22, 24/09/2020] OP: its hard for me topurhcase that much bitcoin on my own right now [19:22, 24/09/2020] OP: but i see that i can trust you! [19:22, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Mate ASAP you said you make payment today and you didn’t so I don’t know if you even sure about this yet [19:23, 24/09/2020] Scumm: I don’t get you please [19:23, 24/09/2020] Scumm: You mean you want your profit sent to a US bank? [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: You have no worries about that mate [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I am [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I signed the paper mate I am so happy [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: That's all they need I told u [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: To make payments international so large [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yeah you said that mate [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I am beeing honest as well [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: So I sent it back by post Today [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: But I am not at my banks city so post takes 1-2 days and then they can release [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: Sorry to keep u waiting [19:25, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [19:25, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Oh I see [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: No what I meant: if I wanna start with more can j invest 20k USD too? I know u usually don't do and j ask very weird questions but I meant [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: I am not always home have pc etc but I am in contact with u and my bank [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: So is it possible? Otherwise I have to convert USD to euro or GDP [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: 40k is sill in USD I have [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: That would be even crazier profits 🤑🤑🤑 [19:27, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Now I’m understanding SO NOW HE IS UNDERSTANDING good good, and almost ready to screw one of his US mules too: [21:00, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [21:04, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Can they send from US to the IBAN account? [21:05, 24/09/2020] OGOP: Hm I don't know it's a bit tricky BC I'm no us citizen [21:05, 24/09/2020] OGOP: I have one iban authorised to cash all out in euro [21:05, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok ok mate [21:06, 24/09/2020] OP: And US I think right now [21:06, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate please hold [21:10, 24/09/2020] OP Sure man [21:11, 24/09/2020] OP: Uff such a huge step for me [21:11, 24/09/2020] OP: I hope u do it real good 🤑🤑🤑 [21:12, 24/09/2020] OP Do you have customers in US too? [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Bank name: Teachers Federal Credit Union Bank address: XXXXXXX Account holder: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Account Holders address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX Routing Number: XXXXXXX Account number:XXXXXXXXXX [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Sure mate //SO HE CLAIMS TO HAVE SCAMMED US CITIZENS! [21:12, 24/09/2020] OP: Nice [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Please make sure you send confirmation immediately
So finally I did not send him payment proof,I sent him a spoofed link to fetch his IP with a link to "payment proof" and got his IP and location (cant showr a real link bc it has my IP in it...) And was like " oh hey how is the whether in Irele, Nigeria??" Needless to say he blocked me straight away after I called him a disgraceful sc*m but hey..... I still called the corresponding banks, the UK Fraud Action and the FBI just to make sure and shared all of the details without any editting :) Have fun "mate"! If they can freeze only 1 $ and return it to a likely victim, I am more then happy Cheers dont get scammed! Have a wonderful day! TL/DR: Scammed a Nigerian scammer into sending me real accounts, names and details in UK and US (mules) to forward to the police and may or may not have donated 500 to charity.
2020.09.26 00:56 elyminasComplying to a scammer, but not quite the way he wanted me to!
(To any moderator, I have anonymitised everything and made sure that it is according to rules of this subreddit,I wanna share this story so please let me know should further editing be required ! please Consider this person has likely stolen thousands and thousands of innocent people so i wanna spread awareness! So the other day (actually my birthday too :)) I found this account on IG, I saved him as Scumm in my phone but he claims to be an "Alex", hit him up if you wanna get rich it is a fiest. So i hit him up and be like: [19:00, 23/09/2020] OP: Hello sir I am Tom, I read a lot of things about Forex and crypto and your page in particular and just inherited some money from a relative , I heard so many good things I thought you might help me invest some of that money so it is not lost? Kindly [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Welcome [19:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Where are you from? [19:09, 23/09/2020] OP: Germany [19:09, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok Tom [19:09, 23/09/2020] Scumm: We specialise on Stock And cryptocurrency trading, with the sole aim of making awesome profit from the rapid changes in price of the assets and currencies we trade. We are group of professional market analysts that studies the market picking the best assets to invest on, and as well the best cryptocurrency pairs to trade on. We have mastered risk management and as well best possible strategy to maximize our clients Profits [19:10, 23/09/2020] Scumm: With the minimum investment of 1 BTC you can make 3.8BTC in a month [19:11, 23/09/2020] Scumm: If I may ask do you have a Bitcoin Wallet address? Now you can see how this is a scam and no one should ever follow such ludicrous claims! 380% in a month, if sb knew how, they wouldnt share that ,not in this world, not in this century... So i amlike: [19:15, 23/09/2020] OP: I'd be willing to invest even 2 bitcoin but I would need your company credentials and iban to send money to [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: I can only provide you a US account to make payment [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: This if gonna be possible [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Hmm I'll see maybe that works [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Easiest would be IBAN [19:19, 23/09/2020] OP: Your company does not have any European bank accounts? [19:19, 23/09/2020] Scumm: IBAN [19:20, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Mate I always follow procedures so I have not accept Transfer for deposit [19:20, 23/09/2020] Scumm: But I will see to that ok You see where this is going I want some info and make him believe he or one of his mules at least gets sweet sweet cash. NOT SO FAST [20:49, 23/09/2020] Scumm: I’m waiting on my Colleague to forward details to me now [20:49, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok so you are not sending today? [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: Thank u so much [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: I can try but I have to call bank [20:49, 23/09/2020] OP: For over 1000 [20:50, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok ok mate [20:50, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Good [21:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: XXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX Bank Account number: 8XXXXX0 Sort code: XXXX IBAN: GBXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [21:08, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Are you there Mate? [22:43, 23/09/2020] OP: Yes hi thank u so much [22:43, 23/09/2020] OP: Let me chdck [22:46, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [22:53, 23/09/2020] Scumm: Are you trying to send it now mate? Spinning it furtherly: I just tell some yada yada about how it takes time and a signature since its such a large sum! [11:46, 24/09/2020] OP: Do you have license [11:46, 24/09/2020] Scumm: 25BTC too small for even my students 😂 /\SURE buddy! */* [11:46, 24/09/2020] OP: NASAA 67? [11:47, 24/09/2020] OP: For financial advisor [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: This [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: Sorry was upside down [11:50, 24/09/2020] OP: ? [11:51, 24/09/2020] Scumm: I’m an independent expert trader and portfolio management in crypto market [11:52, 24/09/2020] Scumm: License only met to give out from head of Admin [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: Ah kk [11:52, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yes mate [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: But normally 67 and 68 is required [11:52, 24/09/2020] OP: For normal managers? [11:53, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yes [11:55, 24/09/2020] Scumm: have no worries mate [11:55, 24/09/2020] Scumm: 100% Now this is quite interesting NASAA 65 and 66 are licenses needed to be an account manager in the US so if he was he should know that i just made up 67 and 68! [19:20, 24/09/2020] OP: Ill makethe first payment asap, but i cant make my bank go faster sorry [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: howeverone thing: [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: most of the moneyigotis still in USD isit possible u said invest and send to USbank too? [19:21, 24/09/2020] OP: for 20kUSD and above [19:22, 24/09/2020] OP: its hard for me topurhcase that much bitcoin on my own right now [19:22, 24/09/2020] OP: but i see that i can trust you! [19:22, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Mate ASAP you said you make payment today and you didn’t so I don’t know if you even sure about this yet [19:23, 24/09/2020] Scumm: I don’t get you please [19:23, 24/09/2020] Scumm: You mean you want your profit sent to a US bank? [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: You have no worries about that mate [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I am [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I signed the paper mate I am so happy [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: That's all they need I told u [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: To make payments international so large [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Yeah you said that mate [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: I am beeing honest as well [19:24, 24/09/2020] OP: So I sent it back by post Today [19:24, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: But I am not at my banks city so post takes 1-2 days and then they can release [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: Sorry to keep u waiting [19:25, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [19:25, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Oh I see [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: No what I meant: if I wanna start with more can j invest 20k USD too? I know u usually don't do and j ask very weird questions but I meant [19:25, 24/09/2020] OP: I am not always home have pc etc but I am in contact with u and my bank [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: So is it possible? Otherwise I have to convert USD to euro or GDP [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: 40k is sill in USD I have [19:26, 24/09/2020] OP: That would be even crazier profits 🤑🤑🤑 [19:27, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Now I’m understanding SO NOW HE IS UNDERSTANDING good good, and almost ready to screw one of his US mules too: [21:00, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate [21:04, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Can they send from US to the IBAN account? [21:05, 24/09/2020] OGOP: Hm I don't know it's a bit tricky BC I'm no us citizen [21:05, 24/09/2020] OGOP: I have one iban authorised to cash all out in euro [21:05, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok ok mate [21:06, 24/09/2020] OP: And US I think right now [21:06, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Ok mate please hold [21:10, 24/09/2020] OP Sure man [21:11, 24/09/2020] OP: Uff such a huge step for me [21:11, 24/09/2020] OP: I hope u do it real good 🤑🤑🤑 [21:12, 24/09/2020] OP Do you have customers in US too? [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Bank name: Teachers Federal Credit Union Bank address: XXXXXXX Account holder: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Account Holders address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX Routing Number: XXXXXXX Account number:XXXXXXXXXX [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Sure mate //SO HE CLAIMS TO HAVE SCAMMED US CITIZENS! [21:12, 24/09/2020] OP: Nice [21:12, 24/09/2020] Scumm: Please make sure you send confirmation immediately So finally I did not send him payment proof,I sent him a spoofed link to fetch his IP with a link to "payment proof" and got his IP and location (cant showr a real link bc it has my IP in it...) And was like " oh hey how is the whether in Irele, Nigeria??" Needless to say he blocked me straight away after I called him a disgraceful sc*m but hey..... I still called the corresponding banks, the UK Fraud Action and the FBI just to make sure and shared all of the details without any editting :) Have fun "mate"! If they can freeze only 1 $ and return it to a likely victim, I am more then happy Cheers dont get scammed! TL/DR: Scammed a Nigerian scammer into sending me real accounts, names and details in UK and US (mules) to forward to the police and may or may not have donated 500 to charity.
2020.09.25 20:35 phan1122How did so much of Season 6 survive?
How it usually works with Doctor Who episodes is the older the episode the more likely to be found it is, because Seasons 1 and 2 were sold so widely overseas. Seasons 3, 4, 5 and 6 have the unfortunate disadvantage of not being as popular outside of the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and a select few countries in Africa (most prominently Nigeria from what I understand). This makes Season 3, 4 and 5 the most incomplete of the classic era, missing more than or just under half the total episode count. My question is, how did Season 6 (my personal least favourite Troughton Season, but still a great one for sure) get so lucky despite being so far down the line (the end of the black and white era)? Only 7 episodes are missing (5 if you count animations), two stories are incomplete, one is animated to be complete again and the rest is 100% in tact, even The Dominators, and most Doctor Who fans (myself included) can't stand that story. If anyone has a clear answer or can simply affirm that it's just luck based on which prints have been found I'd appreciate it. Thanks!!!
2020.09.25 16:03 recycIedthrowawaymy mum is marrying a guy she met on facebook
hi. sorry i dont have ra in my name, originally i was gonna post on offmychest but this felt like it fit more. so, I (16) am in a bit of a predicament. my mum, (45) told me tonight that she intends on marrying someone she met on a facebook group for christians (? i think it was a specific christian organisation but im not sure.) We are from Australia, and he is from Nigeria. I am kinda worried she's getting catfished as i logged into her account (yes its an invasion of privacy but i am legitimately seriously concerned) and there was a discussion about rent money, buut there was also a photo from him of marriage forms cementing what she told me. She says she wants to go over there, get married, then bring him and some of his family back over with them. Moreover im worried that she's getting used after only a few months of knowing this guy, because she hasnt been in a serious relationship for as long as i can remember. I've tried talking to her but shes convinced that hes The One and that there's no way any of this is weird or suspicious. Our relationship has always been strained but right now i feel like i'm going crazy. This guy doesnt even have his full name on his account and at this point im worried shell go over for the ceremony and not come back. I don't know what i can do to make her take me seriously, and even if its all 100% legit im trans and in a relationship w another trans person , something which probably wont go down well with him as she described him as "heavily religious". as much as this seems like an absurd joke i can assure u it absolutely isn't. I feel so fucking powerless and lost at this moment, so if any of you have any advice PLEASE tell me, thanks. EDIT: another thing im concerned about is that we dont have a lot of money. she's not very financially stable and i can't get a job bc of coronavirus and the fact we live in the middle of nowhere basically. theyre planning on getting an apartment in a nearby suburb which seems nice, but idk how theyll sustain it as apparently he has not a lot of money and the airfare on top of that makes it seem all but impossible.
2020.09.25 07:15 PotateTheOsI got bored and mapped out the MCU timeline(s)
Sorry guys, its gonna be a long one... If you want to, give it a read, let me know what I'm missing. It's very rough copy. I kinda wanna make this abomination one day, hence the movie titles. THOR: THE DARK WORLD- EONS AGO Dark Elves vs Bor on Nifilheim THOR- 965AD-? Odin vs Laufy in Tönsberg Norway Odin finds Loki. Young Thor and Loki on Asgard CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER- 1941 Steve and Bucky come back from Steve's in Brooklyn, New York. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER- 1941-1945 World War II Across America and Germany Captain America is born and fights along side the Howling Comandos against Hydra and The Red Skull. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 1970 Captain America and Iron Man (2023) go to New Jersey in search of the Tesseract. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2- 1980 Meredith Quill and Ego drive through Missouri and plant a seed. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR- Gamora is separated from her mother, she meets the Mad Titan: Thanos. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY- 1988 Meredith dies of cancer in a Missouri hospital and Peter leaves the hospital only to be abducted by Yondu and the Ravagers. ANT-MAN- 1988-1989 Ant-Man and The Wasp stop a Soviet missile. Janet is lost to the Quantum Realm. Hank Pym confronts Howard Stark and S.H.I.E.L.D at the Triskellion in Washington DC about them trying to replicate his Pym Particle formula. CAPTAIN MARVEL- 1989 Carol Danvers flies a prototype jet with Lawson through California. She gains powers after a crash. Lawson is a Kree named Mar-Vell, killed by Yonn Rogg. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR- 1991 The Winter Soldier is tasked with obtaining Super Soldier serum. He kills Howard and Maria Stark. BLACK PANTHER- 1992 King T'Chacka, the Black Panther kills his brother N'Jobu in his appartment in Oakland. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2- Yondu teaches Peter. CAPTAIN MARVEL- 1995 Vers arrives in Los Angeles in 1995, fights and promptly befriends the Skrulls and takes down a conspiracy made by the Kree. She reclaims her name: Carol Danvers and becomes Captain Marvel. IRON MAN 3- 1999/2000 Tony Stark and Maya Hansen meet Aldrich Killian, head of A.I.M. in Sweden on New Year's Eve 1999. IRON MAN- 2009 Tony Stark is held captive in Iraq where he builds the Mark I Iron Man armour in a cave, with a box of scraps. He fights the Ten Rings and takes down Obadiah Staine, his former business partner, now Iron Monger in California. THE INCREDIBLE HULK- 2009 Bruce Banner is tracked down while living in Brazil. He escapes army capture and returns home to America where he reunites with Betty Ross, daughter of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. He takes down Abomination in the streets of Harlem, New York IRON MAN 2- 2010 Tony is Dying. He is challenged by Ivan Vanko, AKA Whiplash. He constructs Mark 5 and 6, creating a new element to power his Arc Reactor in his chest. Justin Hammer employs Ivan to build an Army of Iron Man clones. Agent Coulson tells Tony that he needs to go to New Mexico to deal with a situation. THOR- 2010 Thor takes his brother, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three to Jotenhiem. He faces the frost giants but is ultimately cast out by his father, Odin. He arrives in New Mexico, learns to be more humble and becomes a true Hero as Thor once again, defeating Loki. IRON MAN 2- 2010 Iron Man with he help of War Machine beat Hammer's drones and Whiplash. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER- 2011 Steve Rogers awakes in New York 2011. MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS- 2012 Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye are assembled to take on the threat of Loki and his Chitauri army. They form The Avengers. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 2012 Captain America, Iron Man and Ant-Man 2023 arrive to pick up the Scepter, Tesseract and Eye of Agamoto. MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS- 2012 The Avengers defeat Loki and his army. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 2012 Hulk gets the Time Stone from the Ancient One and Steve gets the Scepter from Stiwell and Rumlo however Tony and Scott aren't able to retrieve the Tesseract and have to come up with another plan. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING- 2012 Adrian Toomes and his crew clean the mess left by the Battle of New York. Damage Control orders them to leave IRON MAN 3- 2012-2013 Iron Man is broken by "The Mandarin" and is left with PTSD From the Battle of New York and is stuck in Rose Hill, Tennessee. Pepper and President Ellis are captured by Aldrich Killian and A.I.M who inject Pepper with Exremis. He recovers and with the help of Rhody, he saves the President and Pepper from Aldrich. After he dies, Tony blows up all his remaining suits. THOR: THE DARK WORLD- 2013 Jane Foster accidentally imbues herself with the power of the Ether, the Reality Stone, and is reunited with Thor who takes her to Asgard. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 2013 Thor and Rocket arrive on Asgard to gain the Reality Stone. Thor talks to his mother and Rocket collects the stone. THOR: THE DARK WORLD- 2013 Thor, Loki and Jane travel to Nifilhiem to meet with Malakith, the Dark Elf. Thor unsuccessfully destroys the Ether. Malekith arrives on Earth in London but is stopped by Thor, Jane, Darcy and Eric. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER- 2014 Nick Fury is downed by The Winter Soldier, a weapon of Hydra who is revealed to secretly have corrupted half of S.H.I.E.L.D's personale in Washington DC. Steve and Natasha turn to Sam Wilson: The Falcon, for help.Bucky turns out to be the mind wiped Hydra puppet. Pierce, leader inside Hyrda, is defeated and Bucky disappears. Falcon and Steve hunt for Bucky. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 2014 Gamora and Nebula meet with Thanos, Nebula is overridden by 2023 Nebula. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY- 2014 Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot are imprisoned together in the Klyn. They escape and end up helping the Nova Corps defeat Ronan the Accuser who wields the might of the Power Stone with the help of Yondu's Ravager team. They form The Guardians of the Galaxy. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2- 2014 Peter meets his Father, Ego The Living Planet. He's a Celestial living with Mantis. Peter learns that Ego gave his mother the Cancer that killed her and with the help of the Guardians, kills his father. Yondu sacrifices himself to save Peter from the vacuum of space after Ego implodes. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON- 2015 During a strike against Baron Von Strucker's Hyrda base in Sokovia, The Avengers meet two enhanced twins, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff. Tony and Bruce work developing an A.I peacekeeping initiative called Ultron. Ultron begins to function and quickly begins to take control over everything in Avengers Tower in New York. He builds himself a body and Army as he conducts a plan to remove humans from earth to start anew. He unintentionally creates his own downfall in the form of Vision, an Android with a vibranium body, power of the Mind stone and mind of J.A.R.V.I.S. A New team of Avengers including Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, The Vision and War Machhine come together to save the world against Ultron. Quicksilver dies after being shot when he used his own body as a shield. Hulk and Thor go off world and Tony leaves the Avengers. ANT-MAN- 2015 Scott Lang is released from San Francisco prison and is roped back into a world of crime when Luis helps him break into Hank Pym's house. He finds a suit and unintentionally becomes the new Ant-Man. Darren Cross, Hank's former protege becomes Yellow Jacket and fights Scott. He loses and dies. Scott enters the Quantum Realm for the first time. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR- 2016 Secretary Ross informs the Avengers that the Sokovia Accords will be requiring them to register and be governed by the United Nations after a fatal explosion in Lagos Nigeria. The team is split. At the UN meeting in Vienna, an Explosion goes off that Kills T'Chacka, king of Wakanda and father to T'Challa. The Winter Soldier is blamed. Tony recruits Peter Parker: Spider-Man to his team. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING: 2016 Peter films a vlog of his trip to Germany. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: 2016 Steve assembles his team in Germany. Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Vision, Spider-Man and Black Panther fight Captain America, The Winter Soldier, The Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Hawkeye. Steve and Bucky escape to Siberia. Tony arrives and finds out Bucky killed his parents. He fight Steve and Bucky and loses. Captain America drops his shield. The Avengers are toast. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING- 2016 Peter returns with Happy and Tony from Germany. BLACK PANTHER- 2016 T'Challa arrives back in Wakanda. He takes part in a ceremony to fight to become the King of Wakanda. He beats M'Baku. Black Panther, Nakia and Okoye fight Ulysses Klaw in Seoul. Klaw escapes custody with the aid of Eric "Killmonger", who kills him. Eric takes the corpse of Klaw to Wakanda to reveal that he is N'Jadaka, son of N'Jobu brother if the late T'Chacka. N'Jadaka challenges T'Challa to the throne, seemingly beating him, only be bested and killed by T'Challa later. T'Challa opens up Wakanda for the whole world to see. DOCTOR STRANGE- 2016 Stephen Strange is a genius surgeon in New York who suffers a terrible injury in a car accident. When western medicine fails him, he travels east. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING- 2016 Spider-Man takes on The Vulture and his team of underground super-weapon business. He stops The Shocker and Vulture and sends him to Jail. He turns down Tony's offer to become an Avenger. Aunt May finds out Peter is Spider-Man. DOCTOR STRANGE- 2017 Stephen becomes a master if the mystic Arts alongside Mordo, The Ancient One and Wong. He stops Kaecillius by making a bargain with Dormamu in the Dark Demension by introducing Looped time. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP- 2018 Scott is under house arrest for violating the Sokovia Accords. Hank and Hope are on the run as they too violated the accords by helping him. They are being stalked by Ghost who phases in and out of reality from her exposure to Quantum Energy. Hank enters the Quantum Realm and rescues his Wife Janet Van Dyne. Janet gained powers and helps settle Ghost, who leaves. Scott is released from house arrest. THOR: RAGNAROK- 2018 Thor returns to Asgard from after defeating Sutur. Loki has been posing as Odin for the past 5 years thus sending the Nine Realms into Chaos. They go to find Odin and meet Doctor Strange who helps them find him just before he dies. Hela, Thor's sister is released from Hel and fights Thor and Loki. She destroys Mjolnir and travels to Asgard via the Bifrost. She kills the Warriors Three upon arrival. Loki and Thor end up on Sakar where they meet the Grandmaster, Valkyrie and reunite with Hulk. They all end up leaving to fight Hela on Asgard who has amassed an army of the dead. Loki unnleashes Surtur who lays waste to Asgard. Hela is defeated in the process. AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: 2018 Thanos, wielding the Power stone, and the Black Order kill Half of the surviving Aagardians. Heimdall sends Hulk to earth after he unsuccessfully fights Thanos. Heimdall is killed. Thanos gets the Space stone from Loki, who's neck he snaps. Bruce warns Doctor Strange about Thanos. Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Wong and Spider-Man fight Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian. They all end up in space, except Wong. The Guardians of The Galaxy find Thor. They split up as Rocket and Groot go with Thor to Nividalier. The others go to Knowhere to confront Thanos. Wanda and Vision are attacked by Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glave. Steve Rogers, Black Widow and Falcon arrive to help. The Guardians of The Galaxy find and subsequently get defeated by Thanos now wielding the Reality Stone, and he takes Gamora. Iron Man, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange kill Ebony Maw. They fly to Titan. Steve's team returns to Upsate New York where they meet up with Rhody and Bruce. They all fly to Wakanda where they meet T'Challa and Bucky. Gamora reveals to Thanos that the Soul Stone is on Vormir to spare her sister. They go together, but Thanos leave without her and with the stone, having sacrificed his own daughter. Iron Man's team mistakenly ends up fighting the Guardians of The Galaxy. Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glave and Cull Obsidian lead and army against The Avengers and Wakandans. Thor Arrives with Rocket and Groot wielding the newly forged Stormbreaker. Thanos arrives on Titan and is greeted by Doctor Strange. The Avengers and Guardians fight Thanos and are all taken down one by one. Strange asks Thanos to spare Tony's life in exchange for the Time Stone. Thanos accepts. He finally goes to Earth where he easily dismantles the Avengers. He takes the Soul stone from the Visions Head. Thor impales him with Stormbreaker. Thanos survives and snaps his fingers. Bucky, Sam, T'Challa, Shuri, Wanda, Groot, Peter Quill, Drax, Mantis, Peter Parker, Maria Hill and Nick Fury are wiped from existence. Thanos rests, looking out on a grateful universe. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP- 2018 Scott enters the Quantum Tunnel. Hope, Hank and Janet get wiped from existence. AVENGERS: ENDGAME- 2023  Hawkeye's entire family gets wiped from existence. Tony and Nebula are rescued by Captain Marvel. They go to Earth. Steve, Natasha, Carol, Thor and Bruce go to The Garden to find Thanos without the stones. Thor chops Thanos' head off. 5 YEARS LATER. Scott returns from the quantum realm. He goes to the Avengers facility and talks to Natasha and Steve. They meet Tony who refuses to help. They go to Meet with Hulk, who now has Bruce's personality. They try unsuccessfully to time travel. Tony cracks Time travel. They come up with a plan for how to collect all 6 Infinity Stones. They travel to 2012 New York, 2013 Asgard, 2014 Morag and Vormir and 1970 New Jersey. They come back, and mourn Natasha. They construct an Infinity Guantlet and revive half of the universe to life. Every Avenger Assembles to fight Thanos' Army. The fight is won when Tony snatches the Infinity Stones from Thanos and snaps him and his army out of existence. Captain America returns the stones, he goes back to 1945 to live out his life with Peggy. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME- 2023 A Earth Elemental destroys a Mexican city. Midtown Science High take a trip around Europe starting in Venice. They're attacked by a Water Elemetal. Peter tries to stop it but is helped out by a new hero, Mysterio. Nick Fury takes over the trip and sends them to Prague where Spider-Man and Mysterio fight a fire elemental. Peter takes MJ for a walk when she blurts out that she know's Peter's identity. They pair also find out about Mysterio's lying nature and that he's the villain. Peter tries to tell Nick Fury about Mysterio but is thrown into an illusion. Mysterio tricks Peter into being hit by a train that takes him to the Netherlands where he's picked up by Happy. They travel to London where he confronts Mysterio, beating him as he gets shot by his own drones. He frames Peter for his murder. J Jonah Jameson announces that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Nick Fury was a Skrull, the real one is on a S.W.O.R.D Spacestation.
2020.09.23 14:19 ThrowayRApizzapieMy (21F) sister (28F) is extremely racist and it's ruining our relationship
Format may be a bit weird because of mobile reasons. This is a throway account as some of my friends know my main account,and I'll use a fake name and changed a few unimportant details. Basically the title. It's just me and my older sister,Jenny. When Jenny turned 20 she moved in another country and now she works fulltime and is currently saving up for her own house. When I graduated high school (almost 19) I decided to move with her to save money for collage,as it's not free in our home country and it seemed better than stay at my parents'. In the years we were not together she visited us every summer and we regularly Skyped or spoked over telephone. But she changed,a lot. I did not noticed it right away but she would start making really racist comments,we would watch the worldwide news for example and if there would be a police brutality case in the US she would laugh and say stuff like "these people shouldn't break the law and everything it would be fine,it's their fault they're behaving like monkeys" and I would just sit there shocked at her words. She frequently uses the n word (with a hard r too) and then claims it's all a joke. Around last November she got a new coworker,a 30 something years old black woman. I'm not 100% sure but I think she comes from Nigeria. She wear colorful clothes,wear a lot of wigs from what Jenny told me,but she's generally a nice person,she laughs a lot and is funny. I only met this woman once when I picked my sister up from work and then she introduced us to her husband,who was also picking her up from work. Her husband is white and they also have a child together. My sister was very nice with them both. When we got back home however,she started saying how this woman's husband is a "traitor" for marrying a n***** like her,who has to wear wigs or straighten her hair and is as loud as a monkey in the jungle. I looked at her like she's insane,which she kinda is. Then she started laughing and said it's a joke and that she and more of her colleagues have a WhatsApp chat group and this woman is "one of the good n*****" and how she's saying the n word as a joke and that she'd never call her in the face that word. I genuinely don't recognise this person anymore. I have no clue where all this comes from or how I should talk to her. I'm just really grossed out and need an advice if someone was in a similar situation.
2020.09.23 11:48 Thebullverine420Women is divorcing my father after her passport suddenly arrives to steal everything from him
Women is trying to screw my family since her passport came advice needed Hello I’ll make this nice and simple, my dad married a women from Nigerian around 5 years ago and suddenly she wants a divorce, there is a child involved my step sister who is 3 so this is why I want advice to help for her sake. To explain the problems started as soon as she got her UK passport (takes 5 years for it come I think), he came close to leaving her 2 years ago but they had my sister, i personally she had the child to tie him to child support for another 18 years. I know what your going to say obviously lightbulbs he’s being used and god knows we have all tried to say something but finally he’s seeing sense, in terms of legal advice this women want more than half of everything he’s got, I think this is wrong and disgusting, we have proof she hacked his phone to find “evidence of him cheating” firstly hacking is a crime and illegal, secondly this evidence is him calling a women beautiful over messages (this women had cancer and he was cheering her up) so I don’t see this as cheating. We have proof of her having phone conversations saying clearly she used him for passport and money, she doesn’t pay rent and keep her all her own income, my father pays for the child directly everything, nursery, clothes food etc and the house. It’s important to mention he works full time a good job and does everything for my sister, we take her out, we baby sit, play with her, buy her toys, her mother does nothing sits around watching Netflix we have many witnesses who can attest to this also, a important story to reflect this is when her family visited from Nigeria, they kicked out my sister from her bedroom, to sleep the mother in there, my sister was sleeping on the floor since my father was aboard on business this is disgusting and disgrace I don’t care if it’s a foreign custom you always put children first, but that’s one example of many. Her plan is to move her African family over into his house and kick him out and take all his stuff and get them citizenship basically, currently she works 3 nights a week and is at university studying, there no way she can’t support a child by herself. All of which we have proof of, and to make this worse we believe she is cheating with another man and she has even tried to hack my phone to view messages between me and my father which I have proof of (we have cctv cameras round the house). So I’m essentially asking what are his options, I don’t want him to get screwed over stealing his life savings, pension and house and I don’t want this toxic women taking away my step sister from us or her father. So any help would be greatly valued.
2020.09.23 11:46 Thebullverine420Women is trying to screw my family since her passport came advice needed
Hello I’ll make this nice and simple, my dad married a women from Nigerian around 5 years ago and suddenly she wants a divorce, there is a child involved my step sister who is 3 so this is why I want advice to help for her sake. To explain the problems started as soon as she got her UK passport (takes 5 years for it come I think), he came close to leaving her 2 years ago but they had my sister, i personally she had the child to tie him to child support for another 18 years. I know what your going to say obviously lightbulbs he’s being used and god knows we have all tried to say something but finally he’s seeing sense, in terms of legal advice this women want more than half of everything he’s got, I think this is wrong and disgusting, we have proof she hacked his phone to find “evidence of him cheating” firstly hacking is a crime and illegal, secondly this evidence is him calling a women beautiful over messages (this women had cancer and he was cheering her up) so I don’t see this as cheating. We have proof of her having phone conversations saying clearly she used him for passport and money, she doesn’t pay rent and keep her all her own income, my father pays for the child directly everything, nursery, clothes food etc and the house. It’s important to mention he works full time a good job and does everything for my sister, we take her out, we baby sit, play with her, buy her toys, her mother does nothing sits around watching Netflix we have many witnesses who can attest to this also, a important story to reflect this is when her family visited from Nigeria, they kicked out my sister from her bedroom, to sleep the mother in there, my sister was sleeping on the floor since my father was aboard on business this is disgusting and disgrace I don’t care if it’s a foreign custom you always put children first, but that’s one example of many. Her plan is to move her African family over into his house and kick him out and take all his stuff and get them citizenship basically, currently she works 3 nights a week and is at university studying, there no way she can’t support a child by herself. All of which we have proof of, and to make this worse we believe she is cheating with another man and she has even tried to hack my phone to view messages between me and my father which I have proof of (we have cctv cameras round the house). So I’m essentially asking what are his options, I don’t want him to get screwed over stealing his life savings, pension and house and I don’t want this toxic women taking away my step sister from us or her father. So any help would be greatly valued.
In the midst of headlines surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related global social and economic disruption that it has caused, our industry continues to be in the forefront of ensuring uninterrupted connectivity around the world. The new normal for many individuals working remotely requires them to embrace an enhanced level of technology to stay connected with employers, employees, and clients via video meetings or the still-important personal phone call. An example of how the new normal and enhanced technology has affected NATE is that some of the 2020 Susan Harwood Grant – Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Courses that were originally scheduled to be held in person throughout the country, will be offered through a virtual platform. The remaining 2020 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Course dates and locations include: Thursday, September 24 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (MDT) VIRTUAL TRAINING Friday, September 25 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Columbus, Ohio IN PERSON TRAINING Monday, September 28 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CDT) VIRTUAL TRAINING Wednesday, September 30 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CDT) VIRTUAL TRAINING Further details, including registration information on the remaining 2020 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Courses can be viewed at https://natehome.com/safety-education/susan-harwood-grant-courses/2020-wireless-rooftop-deployment-trainingcourses/. As I write this column, we are in the thick of the 2020-2021 NATE Membership renewal cycle. The NATE family is an exclusive network of companies dedicated to providing safety, education, and standards for workers in the telecommunications and broadcast infrastructure industries. The Association currently boasts over 1,000 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. NATE continues to build upon the numerous membership benefits that NATE Members have access to including: ■ A complimentary subscription to NATE’s bimonthly publication Tower Times; ■ Exclusive access to the NATE membership listing, library of safety and educational resources, and complimentary industry related webinars; ■ Discounts on registration and booth space at the annual NATE UNITE conference and exposition; ■ Travel and entertainment discounts through the Abenity Perks Program; ■ Access to the NATE certification tracking tool - ProSys CertTrac by ABIS Solutions; ■ Insurance benefits through the NATE BenPortal powered by Holmes Murphy; ■ Access to the U.S. DOT - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Interpretation letter on utility service vehicles and Logbook Exception Letter; ■ Legislative and regulatory advocacy on Capitol Hill and with Federal agencies in Washington, D.C.; ■ State legislative and regulatory advocacy/grassroots support through the NATE Wireless Industry Network (WIN); ■ Women of NATE (WON) Program and initiatives; ■ The opportunity to participate in the NATE STAR Initiative Program; ■ Discounts on training through the NATE EXCHANGE portal; ■ The Military of NATE Veteran Sourcing Program; ■ And much more! Whether you are a current NATE member or considering joining NATE, I encourage you to view the full list of benefits and details at https://natehome.com/membership/benefits-services/. In other news, we are excited to announce a new project that is underway – the 2021 Tower Climber Documentary. The #ClimberConnection video series has been a resounding success and an instrumental component of the Association’s growth. The timing is right for NATE to take the next step in this series and develop a #ClimberConnection branded short documentary (approximately 60 minutes in length) that focuses on the prominent role and daily life of tower crews. A release date for this documentary is to be determined, likely in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2021. The first documentary teaser trailer will be released during the NATE UNITE 2021 Conference Keynote Luncheon in order to build excitement and momentum for the film. The project will embed film crews with 2-3 tower crews representing different NATE member companies. The crews will be selected in order to portray a diversity of work (i.e. – crew working on macro towers in rural areas and crew working on small cells in urban environments etc.). The documentary will focus on both the work and lifestyle aspects of a typical week in the life of technician workers. NATE also envisions this professionally directed and produced documentary as being a major component of the Association and industry’s workforce development promotion, recruitment and outreach. Stay tuned for further details on this project and more upcoming initiatives! As always, your Safety is NATE’s Mission. Paula Nurnberg is the NATE Chief Operating Officer. She can be reached at 605-882-5865 or [email protected].
Mixology Series UPDATED: New Chapter & Bonus Track!
SERIESFandom: Marvel MCU, with some elements from select comics. Same sex/bisexual/pansexual relationships as main focus. Platform: Archive of Our Own (AO3.) SERIES Summary: A character inclusive Multiverse Series mostly revolving around Loki or Loki's absence in a very WHAT IF? style: displaying varied paths made by different choices the mains make. Use of different character perspectives. Main pairings include but are not limited to: Loki/Tony Stark, Loki/Clint Barton, Loki/Peter Quill/Clint Barton, Loki/Nebula, Loki/Stephen Strange, and more. Rating: Mature to Explicit My Fic BOOK ONE ((If you know this artist, please contact me. I am still looking for them.)) Title: DREAMS Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Sass and Drama, Fast Romance, Personal Grief, Self Exploration, Trauma, Redemption, (mostly tasteful) smut. DREAMS Summary: Post Endgame. 9 months after the last snap, Clint is struggling with his memory loss, and the dreams he thinks are trying to lead him to recovering those memories. For him, facing the older wounds and unexplained anger he still feels twelve years later is a lot easier than facing the fresher ones without losing his mind. His kids, need him. Waking up trapped in a dream isn't always so bad for Loki. If he's dreaming, he's still alive, right? Maybe not. Not in the ways that matter. Not in the ways he remembers. And he has unfinished business, as well as a few debts to pay... Chapter Eleven - Down With the Fallen - Summary:
Visitations in threes are considered an omen. Sometimes bad, sometimes good.
Redbird surprises Clint's Peter Quill (Lilybrin) by putting something unexpected and curious together about why Lisan gave him that moniker; implying their 'Sea Lily' has a role to play in Peter's fate. Loki gets a surprise visit from a face he hasn't seen himself in twelve years. And what is there to do, when the dead start throwing riddles at you that make you angry? DREAMS from Chapter One:https://archiveofourown.org/works/19248328/chapters/45772732 DREAMS (Chapter Eleven direct) Link:https://archiveofourown.org/works/19248328/chapters/64623724 =========----------------------========== My Fic (Thank you NaSyu, link to their gallery below.) Title: GROUNDED Genre(s): Alternate Universe, Sass and Drama, Romance, Slow Burn, Personal Grief, Self Exploration, Trauma, Redemption, (mostly tasteful) smut: and more. GROUNDED Summary:
Book Two of Mixlogy: An alternate reality series that starts with DREAMS. For those who have read to chapter 9-10 of DREAMS; this is the story of 'Charmer' and 'Loke.' Picking up at the top of Stark tower, it begins when; instead of ignoring Tony's offer for a drink? Loki gives in, opting for tequila: and a conversation happens that neither one of them can forget; haunting both in very different ways, for over a year after.
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This, isn't quite, the universe you know. In early mid-2016, former Hydra agents attempt to steal a biological weapon in Nigeria; failing at keeping it but succeeding in setting off a bomb in the middle of a crowded marketplace. A bomb that Wanda redirects away from the crowds below: and into a populated skyrise above. That combined with more personal details festering inside the Avengers lead to a political mess and the basis for the film Captain America: Civil War. Loki's brief presence and falsified death continues to haunt and form the team. In some ways for the worse; and some for the better as questions they once thought they knew the answers to when he was in their charge are brought up blatantly to the front lines again two years after his 'death.' Tony continues to hold up his end of the cover as long as he can, but decides to call in his promised favor: not quite to the result he had hoped for in the shape of a new-ish presence the others are not familiar with or trusting of.
2020.09.21 18:09 fulano7Most of indie/arthouse films suck for reasons that have nothing to do with budget
Some time ago I tried to get into indie movies. Mostly European, Latin, Iranian hipster films... I gave them a try and took advice from indie movies fanbase. It's a matter of personal taste and I don't criticize people that prefer those movies to the more commercial Hollywood production. And here goes the unconvenient truth: most of those movies objectively suck. I don't think that kind of movie lacks budget, quite the contrary: I feel like a waste of budget. I'm not talking about a different, introspective, non-commercial approach to filmmaking. I'm talking about plain bad storytelling. Nowadays, every time I begin watching a typical indie arthouse film, I start to pick gross pacing/narrative/characterization flaws and cliches of the media. My typical viewing sessions go like this: - "This scene is running for too long, we already got the point - no need to expose this for 5 minutes" - "What is the point of this drama? This conflict wasn't well developed in the plot, we are unable to feel engaged. I don't care for these characters." - "Another gratutious nudity/sex scene" - "Another gratutious drug abuse + deppression scene, I don't care" I started to realize that many countries like India, South Korea, Nigeria, have their own domestic commercial movie industry. And in those domestic commercial movies, at least, the pacing isn't abysmal, the storytelling flaws are much less proeminent and - most importantly - the plots are minimally relatable and intelligible. Arthouse films have a surrounding snobbish culture, a belief that in order to be artistically superior, one moviemaker has to be unclear in his narrative. "A movie doesn't even need a plot", the fanbase says. So the film feels more like a technical academic exercise. In a desperate move of "non-commercial self-assurance", they end up being plain bad storytellers, ignoring basic good narrative practices that date back to Ancient Greece.
What important crypto events happened last week? Cryptocurrencies Monero Presents New Legal Framework In Defense Of Privacy Coins Riccardo Spagni presented the result of more than a year's work. A whitepaper titled "Anti-Money Laundering Regulation of Privacy-Enabling Cryptocurrencies" has been published. The document was conceived as a new legal framework to protect confidential coins such as Monero, Zcash, Dash, Komodo, and others. Tether Is Moving 1 Billion More USDT Coins From TRON To Ethereum Blockchain The total supply of coins will not change. The company carried out the swap on September 15, coordinating its actions "with a third party". In recent weeks, this is the second such stablecoin transfer between blockchains — on August 20, the issuer also moved USDT 1 billion from Tron to Ethereum. Another piece of news about Tether: USDT capitalization exceeded $15 billion, having increased by $3 billion in just a month. Projects and Updates Kraken Receives Licence To Establish First U.S Digital Assets Bank The Kraken Bitcoin exchange was the first in the United States to receive the status of a special purpose depository institution (SPDI), giving it the functions of a traditional financial institution. The corresponding application of the Californian company was approved by the Wyoming Banking Council. This will allow Kraken to opt-out of third-party vendors to perform certain banking functions on its own. Official Ethereum Proof-of-Stake Algorithm Proposal Published Ethereum Foundation Lead Developer Danny Ryan has published the official proposal EIP-2982, which suggests the launch of Ethereum 2.0 and the transition from the Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm to Proof-of-Stake. If approved by other leading developers, it will be possible to launch Serenity, Ethereum 2.0 phase zero. Within its framework, the Beacon Chain will be activated, which will use Proof-of-Stake. Uniswap Provides All Its Users With $1.200 Leading decentralized exchange (DEX) Uniswap has released the UNI governance token. It was listed on the Binance exchange almost immediately. About 13000 Uniswap users have already requested tokens. Regulations New Draft Law Suggests The European Union Is Set To Regulate Cryptocurrencies The European Commission proposed to establish a legal framework for cryptocurrencies, security tokens, and stablecoins by analogy with the requirements for traditional financial instruments. This is stated in the Cryptocurrency Asset Markets Bill. The bill proposes to treat cryptocurrency assets like any other financial instrument. According to the European Commission, this will provide legal clarity. Digital Assets Recognized As Securities In Nigeria The regulator clarified that cryptocurrencies offer public alternative investment opportunities. Digital assets can be used as a medium of exchange, settlement, and accumulation. In order to protect investors from risks and not violate the integrity of the market, crypto assets must be controlled on an equal basis with securities. The main task of regulation is not to discourage the development of new technologies, but to ensure fair market competition and adherence to ethical standards. Hacking Japanese Crypto Exchange Sues Binance for Role in $63 Million Bitcoin Hack The Japanese company Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange, Inc has filed a US lawsuit against Binance Holdings Ltd., accusing it of providing a service to launder cryptocurrency stolen from the Zaif exchange in 2018. Fisco acquired Zaif in 2018 shortly after the hack. Over $9 million in stolen assets could have been funneled through Binance. The company notes that analysts were able to track the movement of all stolen $63 million to one bitcoin address. Subsequently, 1,451.7 BTC were sent from it to Binance addresses. New Virus Attacks Microsoft SQL Database Servers For Monero Mining Tencent's cybersecurity division has discovered a new miner virus called MrbMiner. The tactics of the virus are quite simple — the botnet scans the available IP addresses in search of Microsoft SQL servers, and if it detects such, it tries to log in under the administrator account using a brute-force password. If successful, the virus downloads the assm.exe file, which implements a reboot mechanism and creates a special account for hackers to access the server. After that, MrbMiner downloads a miner for mining the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Mass adoption Bahamas Geared to Launch Central Bank Digital Currency The Bahamas wants to be the first country in the world to roll out a government-backed virtual currency nationwide and announced they will launch a central bank-issued cryptocurrency (CBDC) in October. The digital currency, dubbed "sand dollar", is designed to increase the financial availability of remote islands within the archipelago state. Alibaba On Track To Be The Largest Blockchain Patent Holder By End Of 2020 Computer giant IBM risks losing the title of the largest blockchain patent holder to the Chinese corporation Alibaba. Since the beginning of the year, Alibaba has published ten times more patents than its closest competitor, IBM. According to analysts, if the pace is maintained, the Chinese corporation will become the largest patent holder by the end of the year. France Begins Central Bank Digital Currency Testing Société Générale — one of the largest financial conglomerates in Europe — will test the central bank digital currency (CBDC) on the Tezos blockchain. The Bank of France, as a result of the selection of partners, chose the Forge blockchain platform to test CBDC for interbank settlements. As part of the experiment, the feasibility of digitizing financial securities and the possibility of settlements on them using CBDC will be studied. In addition to Nomadic Labs, several technology service providers and consultants will participate in the testing. Kazakhstan Will Develop A Blockchain Service For Ensuring The Security Of Personal Data It will allow citizens of the country to control the use of their personal data. The service is planned to be introduced by the end of this year. People Kiss Rock Group Member Is Ready To Buy Bitcoin Gene Simmons supported Cameron Winklevoss's request to use bank accounts to buy Bitcoin and Ether. The co-founder of Gemini tweeted that people who do not have access to banking services find it difficult to become the owners of cryptocurrency and that they need to take advantage of the benefits. The musician commented as follows: "I will. I am." 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