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2023.06.02 00:33 Mad_Scientist_II While stuck in the infinite subway, the biggest enemy can be microscopic

Part 7
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It's been two weeks since we've escaped the sleep watchers. Ramirez's concoction worked, waking everyone up and soon enough, the outside of the carts were once again the pitch black void we've got accustomed too. Thankfully, the worst thing that the sleep watchers left us with was a feeling of tiredness. Otherwise, most of us were in perfectly fine health. At least, that's how it looked at the time.
After we evaded the sleep watchers, we couldn't sleep properly for several days. Everyone was scared about getting caught in another trap, one that might leave us in an inescapable encounter with the creatures of this world. It didn't help that the black mist that was present when I woke up began following us, always disappearing just as you turned your eyes to it. Sometimes however, you would be able to catch it in the corner of your eye. It never did anything, but at this point, we couldn't take any chances.
We ended up doubling our watch. Now, four people were awake at all times, paired in groups of two. Most of the times I paired with Marie, one of us being the lookout while the other carefully studied the journal. We would switch places when one of us needed a break. One night, I was standing at the door of the carts while Marie was reading.
"Hey, come back here," Marie yelled suddenly, scaring me half to death, "I think I found something!"
I rushed back and sat next to her.
"What is it? What did you find?"
"I think this is the thing that kept following us for the last few days."
"Let me have a look."
Marie's finger pointed at the title of the page. Written in black, bold letters, it read "Mistling". Normally, Ramirez's entries occupied at the minimum two to three pages, including the drawing. In this case however, the entry was only the drawing and a few phrases.
The drawing showed a small portion of the cart, as if you were looking straight at one of the cart doors. It was a very detailed sketch of a cart, drawn with thick lines, which contrasted with the Mistling, who was drawn with very thin lines, giving it an almost aetherial look.
"The Mistling," noted Ramirez, "as I've decided to name them, is a medium-sized floating black mist that can sometimes be found in the subway. It's appearance rate is random, given that it can take a few days to a few months between seeing one. What makes them important, at least important enough to note about them, are the following two constants:

  1. They're almost always found near a body. Doesn't matter if the person died of natural causes or fell victim to one of the many dangers of the subway, it will be there. I can only assume that in the exceptionally rare cases one is found at random, there is a high likelihood that there was a body in that cart at some point.
  2. They're always stationary. You could spend weeks in the same cart as them and the mist will always stay in the same area as you found them, the only movement being the constant swirling of the mistling.

Beyond this, neither I nor anyone I have met so far have no clue of what they're deal is. They don't seem dangerous, but I'd be a fool if I trusted any creature in this place. However, as far as other "residents" are concerned, the mistling is harmless enough."
"Well," she said, "seems we have an unusual fellow on our hands."
"Right..." I agreed. "And here I thought we had something..."
"It's still better than nothing." said Marie, putting her hand on my shoulder. I instinctively put my hand on hers.
"Besides," she continued , "not considering this thing's unusual energy, everything else seems to check out. Hopefully, it's still as harmless as Mr. Ramirez said."
"You may be right," I said, "but we'll still need to keep a watch on whatever this Mistling is."
"Obviously. After all, someone I know told me" said Marie in a slightly jokey way while poking my arm, ""you can never be too careful." Quite a few times actually."
I started blushing a little bit. "Come on now, don't make fun of me like that!"
"I'm just teasing you is all." she smiled at me, putting her head on my shoulder, "Besides, I like that careful side of yours. Don't be ashamed of it."
I kept silent while still blushing.
"Even still," she said while yawning and stretching her arms, "I'd take even more of these Mistlings over that green-skin thing any day. That one really gave me the heebie-jeebies. Ugh."
I paused for a second and I turned my head towards her.
"What green-skin thing?"
"Oh, just one of the previous entries in this thing." she said, in a half-asleep voice. "Was a disease if i remember correctly."
"Let me take a look." I said, taking the journal from her hands.
"Knock yourself out, dear..."
"And you should wake up," telling her as I nudged her a bit "we can't go sleep yet!"
"But I'm sitting so comfortable now... Five more minutes, pleaaase..."
"Fiine..." I sighed as I opened the journal, "but you better get up afterwards."
"Yeey."
"Now let's see here... Ah! There it is."
The entry was titled "Green-Skin Disease." The drawing was spread across the two pages of the journal, showing what appeared to be an evolution of a sick man. It started with a picture of a shoulder with a deep, bleeding cut across it, noted as "entry point". That was Stage 0. An arrow pointed to the next picture, Stage 1 written over it. The drawing zoomed out of the shoulder, showing the figure of a normal looking man, scratching his shoulder. The location of the wound had two new scribbles: "green" and "flakey". The next arrow pointed towards a drawing of the same man, Stage 2. This time however, the man looked sick, having sunken eyes and visible bones. The scribbles pointed towards the man's skin, reading "greenish skin" and "yellow veins". After that, the arrow showed the man, barely a skeleton. Stage 3. His skin was noted as "entirely green" with the addition of the word paralyzed next to him. The final arrow pointed to the man, deceased.
I found the imagery disturbing enough, but Ramirez went into detail.
"The Green-skin disease, named after the characteristic shade of green left on the body, is one of the few new bodily afflictions I have encountered as I ventured across the subway. Its deadliness is only matched by its rarity, having had encountered only a few unfortunate souls that suffered from this disease. Ten people I have met, of various age groups and ethnicity, with the only discriminatory factor between them being the age, revealing that the older someone is, the quicker it spreads. Of the ten, only one of them has survived, solely because the group I was in at the time reacted quick enough. All ten of the victims, including the people of the groups some of them were in, have told me what they have been through, providing me with a clear pattern to base my research on. The progression of the disease is as follows:
Infection: For the disease to take place, there needs to be at the very least a tiny amount of Green-Mushrooms present in the area, mature enough to release spores. The Green-Mushrooms look identical to regular mold, making the two indistinguishable. Luckily, the Green-Mushrooms take a while to be mature enough to release spores, dying quickly thereafter. Contributing to its rarity is the fact that the only way for the spores to infect the body is via an open wound in the skin, breathing or ingesting the spores not resulting in an infection. Nevertheless, if a person is unlucky enough to suffer an injury while there are green-spores in the air, the spores will take root on the skin, feeding upon it.
Stage 1: The spores have begun spreading. They have a very slow spreading rate, taking months or even years for it to advance to the next stage. Characteristic of this stage is the steadily growing green patch of skin, even after the closure of the wound. The green skin left by the spores is characterized as slightly itchy, resulting in the sufferer to often scratch themselves, leaving small amounts of green skin flakes that carry spores. This is the only stage where the person infected might still be saved. If you were lucky, the infection began at one of your limbs, making it possible to amputate the infected arm or leg. It is only necessary to amputate from above the infection area downwards, possibly remaining with more of your healthy limb. If you were unlucky and the infection began at a vital area, or you didn't have the tools or knowledge to amputate it on time, the disease will eventually progress to the stage.
Stage 2: The spores have gotten deep enough to reach your circulatory system. Once it's in the blood, the spores will travel all throughout the victim's body, coloring the veins in a sickly yellow and turning the skin to a light green. The person now begins to feel tired and moody, showing signs of fever. They will lose weight despite eating, the energy of the food being sent to the ever-increasing spores inside their body. If there are not enough nutrients for the spores, the disease will begin feeding on the body of the victim. Only after a day or two once stage two has been reached, the victim will enter stage three
Stage 3: This is the final stage of the disease. The spores begin attacking the nervous system, leaving it paralyzed from the neck down, a result of the spores eating the remainder of the victim's nerves and organs. The last organ to go is the brain, resulting in the death of the victim. This stage only lasts an hour.
I have yet to discover a cure for the Green-Skin Disease. The only sure fire way of escaping is to remove the infected area of the body before it reaches the bloodstream. If it reaches the bloodstream, the kindest thing to do for the victim is to kill them painlessly, before they reach the final stage."
My skin began to crawl after finishing the last sentence. I couldn't believe something this insidious could ever exist, but then again, a few months ago I couldn't believe any of this could possibly be real.
"Hey kid, found anything interesting?"
Matt's arrival had brought me back to reality.
"Oh, hey Matt, what are you doing here?"
"Your shift's ended. Me and Nick are taking over, so you and the miss can get some rest, though from the looks of it, she beat me to the punch eh?"
Marie was fully asleep, her head still on my shoulder.
"Yeah, sure. Thanks Matt." I replied.
"No problem kid... Heh," Matt chuckled a little bit, "If I think about it, I'll probably have to stop calling you kid soon."
"What do you mean?"
Matt began smiling. "John told me of your little plan with the rings."
"Shhhh, quiet." I said, as I turned my head to Marie, making sure she was still asleep.
"Don't worry, I've seen that girl. Doubt an earthquake would be able to wake her up."
"I suppose that's fair. Marie was always a heavy sleeper."
"Is that so? Well, better wake her up so she can sleep in a more comfortable place."
I woke Marie up and began leaving Matt and John to their watches.
"Hey Matt?" I asked, just before I exited the cart.
"What's up?" he asked as he sat down on one of the chairs.
"How's the leg?"
"Eh, it's fine. You don't have to worry about it."
"You're still limping though."
"Hey, if you were shot in the leg at my age, you'd probably limp too."
"I suppose that's fair. Are you sure everything's alright?"
"Very sure. Go on now, don't leave the girl waiting. Plus, I have a mighty itch to scratch, so I'd rather you not witness it."
I left as soon as he said that, not wanting to be part of something I thought it might be quite unsightly. As I made my way to Marie, my mind was lost in thought again, trying to remember everything I read today. Because of that, I tripped on one of those metal poles people used to hold onto when the subway was busy, though now without purpose in this endlessly empty place. What caught my eye however was something I saw when I looked on the floor of the cart.
Small, greenish-looking flakes.
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2023.06.02 00:31 AJCham Translate this into the language(s) you were last studying today #16

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2023.06.02 00:31 DesertPunk86 I know….it’s cheesy…..but I’m cheesy. Lol

I know….it’s cheesy…..but I’m cheesy. Lol
Got the firearm bag and the coin today from the X5 Legion purchase. The prior service side of me was excited about the cheesy coin. Lol
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2023.06.02 00:31 g-rizzleizzle “Early” Promotion Request?

I’m on year two of federal service and recently transferred to a new position in the same agency and directorate (different series but the jobs are very closely related — a large portion of the training is exactly the same for both). Both positions are 9/11/12 ladders. I EOD’d for my new position right at 52 weeks TIG at GS-09 back in April, but I didn’t automatically qualify for the 11 in my new position because I applied for the position way back before I had TIG so they just bumped me up a step.
I am now trying to apply for an “early” promotion since I now have 52 weeks TIG at a similar 9 position but since I am new to government, I don’t 100% understand the process and want to make sure I do it right to give myself the best possible chance at getting approved.
They are requiring an SF-50 that shows I have TIG (not sure where to look to find that info?) A resume showing my experience lines up with the position description And a request/justification/certification form
Any more experienced feds have any insight into how to do this successfully? TIA!
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2023.06.02 00:31 minxfebreze how to figure out what i want to do with my life after high-school?

i graduated high school about a week ago. it was an ok public school, not perfect but i cherish it. i've always been a pretty high-performing student and i finished about top 3% of my class out of nearly 400 other seniors, although i wouldn't say i learned too much (especially during sophomore year where i was fully at home because of covid. i barely remember anything that i learned back then). outside of academics, i was running this little satire page themed around the school and i dabbled in a bunch of shit. but, i never took a step back to even think about what i want to do with my life, because i found it too scary to even think about it when i could stay in the temporary comfort of not doing anything about it, instead drowning myself with the time-consuming workload of my challenging academics and my aimless extracurricular activities. and so i did and inevitably the end came. now the structure in my life is gone, the biggest distraction i had is gone. the little rigor i had to wake up early is gone and now my sleep schedule is starting to drift again. now that i dont have any bullshit work to do or extracurriculars to worry about, the pressure is on to figure out my life. but instead of actually properly researching things i currently keep numbing myself with distractions: videogames, youtube, half-assed music production... the numbing works until i go to bed and remember that i'm slowly wasting my life by not doing anything about things and then my stomach fills with anxiety. either that or during the day, my family will ask me questions about college, whether ive looked for more scholarships, whether ive done x or y important thing i should be doing. sometimes it'll escalate and my dad will confront me, rightfully, about how i havent done anything and he'll order me to do the things that i probably should be doing, like researching majors and nearby college costs. right now im not doing that, im fully aware. the only reason i'm not numbing myself right now is because i saw a video for one of those self-improvement channels on my recommended, got scared by it and scrolled away from it (because it looked like one of those videos that would address the issues i'm struggling with right now), then forced myself to find it and watch it and push past the fear not that long ago. like literally less than an hour ago.
my memory isn't very clear but leading up to August (you know, the month where most college applications open) last year, i was pretty damn scared because it felt like i should try things out and apply but i didnt know anything. and i should have researched things about the process and assessed myself to figure out what majors to look at, but i never did out of sheer fear. i was just completely paralyzed because of how scared i was at this whole situation. that and, like i mentioned, my coursework and extracurriculars distracted me too. i was even more scared in October when the federal application for student aid opened — so scared that i didn't even try to fill it out until a few months ago.
i'm sorry for that huge wall of text. my question is now: how do i figure out my life? rather, how do i figure out what i want to do with my life after high school? after applying to some (but not that many) scholarships (most of which i applied for last minute because the guilt of not applying was crushing me), ive been offered a bunch of money for my nearby community college. it's not that much — $5.7k — the college's website states the average cost of attendance for a full-time student attending the fall and spring terms last year was nearly $16k, but i don't know if that includes whatever financial aid they offer the students based on need.
aside from that, probably the biggest hurdle is i don't even know what i want to major in. i don't know what i want to do, or what i want my life to look like in the future. i don't think i even know what my values are in the first place to even answer all the common questions that have popped up in my desperate google searches of how to figure out what to do after high school. my indecision led to me being so paralyzed by fear during college app season that i didnt apply, except for one last-minute application that got cancelled because i didnt truly know if i wanted to go to that university anyway. i could list a bunch of things i've done but i don't know if i'm good at them or if i enjoy them:
  1. i'm pretty decent at video editing, having done it since i was way younger. i've edited gameplay videos, put together footage and put graphics on top of it (for my satire page), and i recall making one video — it was this mock infomercial — where i had to make a basic prop, get footage of it, make graphics for it, get my friends to voice act in it and edit everything together. i was satisfied with the result and i think it's the best video out of all of the videos i made for my satire page. it wasn't even a video in the traditional form of all the other videos i made for it, which consisted of just footage with graphics on top and satirical text about the story.
  2. music. i love listening to music (although i suspect it might as well be another way for me to procrastinate) and for a long time i've used DAWs like fl studio, ableton and renoise to make some. i made a bunch of stuff throughout middle school and high school, and i even made an album. i composed a track for a state-level contest and i won the highest award. but, not only do i not feel like a career in music is a stable one, i don't think my music is that great. im stuck in this loop of having a thousand plugins and instruments and only making short loops and never touching them again. the last thing i did was make a drum loop that i was proud of because i learned how to mix the drums then added some instruments then made a reference track out of it just so i can listen to it outside of software.
  3. ive worked a lot with things relating to image manipulation. i use photoshop a lot. ive used it to make all sorts of things: mock posters, logos, collages, cutouts of artworks, etc. i've worked also with illustrator and some other software. i recall that one project i did for school was a fake medicine product, where i designed the packaging in illustrator (which took forever but i was very proud of because of how it all looked in the end) then printed it out and folded it into a box.
  4. i've done several things regarding videogames. namely i reverse engineered this one game i really liked, after having learned a lot about it (mainly from speedrunning and just playing a lot and researching it despite it being obscure) and i made some mods for it where i replaced the sounds and textures with my own. then i made this custom debug menu for the game where all i had to do was use a tool that allowed me to write my own code (C#) and i could just inject it directly into the game. and the last thing i did was i managed to reverse engineer the game back into an Unity project file (yes it's a Unity game) and i exported it to Android and i was going to make an Android port but haven't made progress because i dont know how to program mobile controls.
i just don't know what it means that i do these things, though. does it mean i should pursue careers relating to these things? i don't know if i enjoy video editing; i was gonna participate in a contest where we had to edit a music video together using the raw footage of it but i was demotivated, but i don't know if i was just demotivated or if im genuinely just not cut out for it. i dont even know what the jobs are like and i dont know how to find that out.
i don't know if i want to do music, like i said because music seems so unstable if it were my only source of income. but i genuinely don't think i'm that good. should i pursue something if i'm not that good at it? how do i assess myself?
about the game, i don't think programming is my thing either. i dont know what it is, i just don't know if i could handle more complex stuff, because what i did for the game was pretty straightforward; i just programmed an UI using a GUI system that Unity comes with, then I learned how to add buttons and stuff to it to manipulate the ingame variables and other stuff. if i want to learn how to make mobile controls for an Android port of the game, that'd take actual programming, and i tried to look it all up and i was so overwhelmed that i dont know if i can do it. maybe i can, but it'd take a while.
tldr: i never thought about what i wanted to do after high school and now that high school is over i could either not think about it and keep wasting my life away or try to think about it, but i don't know where to start since i never tried to truly find myself. how do i assess the things i've done and decide what i could do with them, whether i should go to college, if i should go anytime soon.
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2023.06.02 00:29 Mysterious_Time_2883 does anyone else actually prefer Near to L?

don't get me wrong I don't hate L or anything but I do prefer Near cause he seems to genuinely appreciate the people around him more especially since he seems less self sufficient than L was.
and I like how he didn't Put Light on some kinda pedestal he didn't act like he was some great genius or his one worthy opponent or anything he just called him out for what he was just another serial killer who happened to luck his way into having the most dangerous weapon in the world.
and this is a very personal subjective thing I know but to be Honest I just found L kinda Gross at times being barefoot everywhere and sucking his thumb a lot of the time.
Nears hair twirling is a lot less gross and his playing with toys is actually pretty endearing I think.
anyway what about you? 😊😊😊😊
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2023.06.02 00:28 Cake_Eater26 The War to end all Wars - Ep 5. Christmas Truce

The fanfic based on a u/Snudwoner AU.

Tibek, 21 years old Venlil
Date: 23th December 1914
Place: Near Ypres, Belgium.
The whole year was rough. I sometimes couldn’t fall asleep because of people who I saw die. I saw them die either from bullets or being beaten to death by some mediaeval age weaponry that is used in trenches. Some of them were executed for deserting some were torn apart, shredded into pieces by an artillery shell, I’d probably have shot myself already if it wasn't Otto or Rilek. Adolf sometimes was cheering me up and it was enough to keep myself somehow not broken and in one piece.
I heard a whistle and gunshots. I took my rifle and quickly ran to the nearest available spot to shoot the enemy. The tactics were still the same, just suicidal attack with mix of artillery in hope the defending side will break and attackers will take trenches. I took the spot and aimed my rifle at the enemy and pulled the trigger. He fell dead on the ground after I shot, then I chambered the next round.
Earlier when the war started I was hesitating to shoot somebody, they had families…kids. They had someone to love them and that hesitation almost got me killed. Twice in September and once in November, I was close to death three times because I didn’t want to make another family lose its son or father.
As the war raged on and turned into a bloody, violent mess, so did I. I understood that if I did not kill the person in front of my rifle I would die. I surely wanted to live as them but I had no other choice…not to shoot…death. Desertion? Death…everything leads to death except killing. I sometimes couldn’t understand the stupid “Rush in hope they break” tactic which always resulted in high casualties due to counter artillery fire and machine guns. It sometimes was a miracle if this worked.
I heard artillery noise and later the shells were exploding, almost hitting our trench. I took cover and heard a sound of somebody approaching the trench and I peeked out with my rifle aimed at the soundmaker. I saw the face of a Venlil in a french uniform which still was that dumb bright red and blue form. He looked into my eyes and I looked into his….I hesitated to shoot him again and he aimed his pistol at me but the artillery shell exploded.
I fell on the trench floor as my cap went flying back from the explosion, my face got coated in his orange blood and guts and probably one piece of it made into my mouth. I quickly spit what was in my mouth and sat, my breath was fast alongside with the heartbeat. I hesitated again and it almost got me killed…happily or not the poor soldier was killed by his own artillery fire.
I stood up and took the post I got pushed by the exploded shell and aimed my gun at the British human soldier. I noticed that one of them had some markings on his uniform and I shot him first…in the head. His cap flew a bit off his head and fell on the ground as his dead body fell on the ground, not moving. The soldiers around him looked panicked and scared as I thought that I shot their officer…maybe one day they will stop just being first on the frontline.
I quickly chambered the next round into my rifle and shot another soldier…then another. I heard that they started to whistle and we prepared to launch our counter attack but their artillery shells dropped on our positions and they were hitting the trenches itself, damaging it and killing dozens of my fellow brothers in arms. I decided to quickly hide to not get killed and I left my position and took a turn then the shell exploded.
I felt the power of this shell as I fell on trench ground and my ears were ringing. I felt pain in my whole body and I felt that I was being torn apart from inside. It was hard to keep my eyes open and I saw Otto quickly running to me, I couldn’t hear what he was saying and the last I saw was him taking me in his hands and dragging me somewhere, then….everything went dark.
— Date: 24th December 1914.
I slowly opened my eyes and still felt dizzy and some pain in my limbs and body. I looked around and saw Otto, Rilek and Adolf nearby. Otto noticed me and quickly came to me, checking if I’m alright.
“Tibek! You’re good! Gott sei Dank!" He said and shook me slightly. I slightly laughed seeing that somebody is caring about me. Rilek also came and smiled when seeing me. I slowly stood up and was sitting on a built-in bench in the trench. I slowly approached Adolf and patted him on the shoulder, he slowly looked at me and stood up. He tightly hugged me, seeing that I’m alive and fine.
“Mein gott! You made me worry!” He said and I tightly hugged him back.
“Don’t worry my kameraden, I’m tough to kill.” I replied and laughed. I saw something white drop on the ground and looked around, others did too. I saw snowflakes falling on the ground which meant that Christmas is here. At least some holidays I liked…when I was kid.
I heard some soldiers cheering and looked to the right and saw some of them decorating a small christmas tree. I felt some joy for the first time in this bloody war. I heard some shouting and I took my rifle as did others and we quickly rushed to the positions.
As we arrived and took positions I saw the enemy in the trench, the trenches were not that far and we were able to see each other. We didn’t start to shoot at each other as usual. I then looked on the left and saw Otto who looked strange.
He took some bottle and slowly raised them from the trench, he slowly pulled out the bottle of wine and showed it to our enemy and walked toward them.
“WHAT YOU DOING?! GET BACK!” I heard Rilek shout as Otto didn’t stop. He continued to slowly walk towards them and I heard that some of the enemy troopers were shouting too and then I saw one of them do the same Otto.
They slowly approached each other as we were yelling at them and aiming our guns at each other. Then Otto and the British soldier….shook each other's hands. I felt unusual and lowered my gun….this is Christmas, the holiday of humans Jesus. I slowly understood that it's madness to shoot each other during this great holiday and I slowly stood up and put a rifle on my shoulder. And started to approach them. I had some fear that I might be shot…but with each step I took the fear slowly disappeared.
As I approached Otto and the British soldier he offered his hand and I shook it without thinking, then came the French soldier and we did the same. I looked around and saw other people coming closer and shaking hands, some of them were hugging. I heard someone yell and saw them bringing the ball for football, they started to talk with other soldiers and put rifles nearby. I did the same and put my gun down into the same pile with French, British, Belgium and our guns.
I saw Otto discussing something with a German and British soldier who probably knew Deutch. I saw a British venlil soldier approaching me and he hugged me. He hugged me tightly and I heard him quietly crying. I hugged him back as tight as I could, then he stopped hugging and put his hand into his pocket and when he pulled it out it was a card which had a girl with a christmas outfit on it and some words in their language. I didn’t know it but I understood that it was a “Merry Christmas” card. Wish I could send one to my family….I hugged him last time and he walked back to their trench.
I never felt so peaceful in the war and it was very silent, no guns shooting…no artillery sounds. It was….just silence….just peace. The peace we are all fighting for. I got poked at my shoulder and saw Otto.
“Hey Tibek, have you ever played football?” He said and I looked at him with a bit of confusion but I quickly understood what he’s about.
“Uh….no I never played it.” I replied.
“Well…would you like to?” He said and slightly laughed and stood aside, revealing that British, German, Belgium and French soldiers were standing in front of each other waiting for my answer.
“J-ja… I wo-would like to.” I said thinking that it would be hard to play football.
“Well then let’s go, we got the whole team to play against them, heh.” He said and walked towards them and I followed him.
For the next several hours we were playing football, I never could think that I would be playing the sport I never played before with my enemy. The game was fun, filled with fun and joy I finally experienced. We even had a large crowd standing around and watching how we played. Otto explained how to play this game and I quickly understood and was getting better each minute.
The match finally ended in a tie. We all were exhausted and near each other, then someone started to sing a song and slowly Otto started to sing too. I saw Rilek and Adolf join as some British and French soldiers. I soon joined in singing too, we were drinking, singing and trading some stuff with each other for some time.
After this Otto organised us and them to clean the battlefield. We all worked together as a team and I saw that officer that I shot several hours ago. I felt tears running down my cheeks as I helped a British soldier dig a grave for him and bury him. Soon we all cleaned it and returned back to what we were doing till nightfall. I saw a Belgian and German soldier putting the large cross on the No Man’s Land. It was time to say goodbye. I tightly hugged British and French Venlil, hoping that we will be able to see each other after this war ends. I think I made some friends during this time.
Tonight we’re all friends and brothers no matter what happened in the past. Who knows, maybe without this war the people who died would’ve done something great for our society. All of us slowly returned back to the trenches, not forgetting the guns. I still felt exhausted and as soon as I got to a bunk I fell asleep on it.
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2023.06.02 00:28 SabineRitter Anyone else's nose hurt? Or just me

Don't want to get too graphic, but it's bugging me today. Painful since yesterday. Left nostril, high up near the bridge.
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2023.06.02 00:28 pandabear62573 I can't find artificial tears

I had an appointment with my eye doctor yesterday. He recommended collagen tear duct plugs. I'm so desperate for relief I agreed and he put them in. He said 80% of his patients have significant relief with these plugs.
He also sent a prescription for artificial tears 1.4% to my pharmacy. My pharmacy said it's over the counter so they can't fill it. My pharmacy is CVS, they don't have it on the shelf. I checked on the CVS website and the artificial tears aren't 1.4%. I checked the two supermarkets near me and they don't have it. Searching online is like looking for a needle in a haystack. I'm finding every other kind of eye drop but not artificial tears 1.4%. Does anyone know where I can find it?
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2023.06.02 00:28 just-say-it- Only one food bank???

Only one food bank???
Over and over she claims there’s only one food bank near her. About every church has food banks and / or meal days. This is a comment she made not too long ago.
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2023.06.02 00:28 Awkward-Meal-9709 Should I suspect my wife of cheating?

I (20m) am in the military and i’m coming home from a 7 month deployment. I am married and my wife and I have been together for 2 years, we were dating for about a year prior to getting married. During this deployment, since I had no cell service but was able to access a computer to only send emails, and occasionally text on instagram, we communicated daily. We would also have different conversations using physical mail which would take about 2-3 weeks one way. She would send me packages filled with my favorite snacks. What im asking is, should I question if she has cheated on me while I was gone? A few of my buddies already found out that their significant others were unfaithful despite keeping constant contact and getting care packages from them in the mail.
I have no reason to suspect anything but i’ve seen it happen first hand to other guys and it’s just like in the movies. How would I be able to be sure and test that nothing happened while I was gone?
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2023.06.02 00:28 TechOwlOfficial Sell or Keep Current Car

So back in the beginning of 2022, I bought my first car ever to drive back and forth from high school. It's a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder that I found on FB marketplace for $4800 that was a little rough around the edges but was overall a good car. I bought it at 126k miles and am only nearing around 131k now. I'm currently a nearing the end of my freshman year in college and still have that car. Don't get me wrong, I love it. It may not get great gas mileage but it's spacious and has gotten me from A to B with little to no issues. The problem now is that I'm gonna start working soon as part of my schools curriculum. The reason that's a problem is because I'm out of state for college and live an hour and a half away from the tools I have at home, if anything were to happen. Essentially, if my car breaks down, I'm kinda SOL unless my parents call off work, drive all the way up, and trailer my car back home or to a mechanic. I know how to get my hands dirty with cars but by no means am I expert and plus I don't have all of the tools and knowledge that I had from when I lived at home. My parents have sprung the idea for me to get a newer car, just something newer with less miles that will get me through until I graduate in about 4 years. While that idea sounds nice, the car market right now is kinda insane, with basic sub 50k mile Hondas, Toyotas, and Hyundais going for close to 25k in my area. And getting a car over 50k miles kinda feels like putting myself in the same situation I'm in. I don't want to get into this big car payment while I'm still in school. I don't mind the idea of keeping my car but I don't know if I should risk anything happening once I start working. What do you guys think?
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2023.06.02 00:27 BanicoInc I Live Near A Gym Add Me! 7168 1869 1166

7168 1869 1166
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2023.06.02 00:27 Upbeat_Till_4008 Packgod Vs Neo Nazi

EW
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
THERE IS NO WAY!
THAT THIS...
OLD ASS
FART WRINKLE
IS TALKING TO ME
IN SUCH A
DISRESPECTFUL MANNER
YOU KNOW IT'S ACTUALLY KINDA SAD
YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH
TO BE A GRANDPA NOW
BUT INSTEAD OF
ADVANCING
YOUR BIOLOGICAL CHAIN
YOU'VE INSTEAD SPENT YOUR DAYS
ALONE IN YOUR ROOM
READING HITLER MANIFESTOS
AND COSPLAYING
AS A FUCKIN'
NEO NAZI
SO MANY YEARS
AND SUCH LITTLE ADVANCEMENT
No seriously!
Seriously
I find it amusing
THAT YOUR PENCIL PENIS
DONKEY KONG BARREL
BUILT LOOKIN' ASS
WOULD ASSUME THAT I EVEN
REMOTELY CARE ABOUT A SINGLE ONE
NO NO NO
FUCK THAT
A SINGLE
SYLLABLE
OF THE VERBAL
DIARRHEA GARGLE
THAT'S COMING
OUT OF THE DUSTY
SARLAC
PIT YOU CONSIDER TO BE YOUR
FUCKING MOUTH!
YOU WANT ME TO SHOW YOU MY FACE??
YOU WANNA SEE MY FUCKIN' FACE???
BITCH SHOW ME YOUR FUCKIN' HAIRLINE
CAUSE I KNOW THERE'S NO WAY YOU'RE
SPEAKING TO ME RIGHT NOW
DRESSED UP AS A GOD DAMN
DIABOLICAL BOY SCOUT
NAH LOOK AT THEM TEETH
BOY YOUR TEETH IN CREATIVE MODE
HELL NAH
BOY STOP PLAYING
YOU TOO OLD
FOR THIS SHIT
BRO THEY GOT
FOSSIL RECORDS
FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR
FAT ROLLS
NAH STOP PLAYING WITH ME BOY
I CAN'T TAKE
YO ASS
SERIOUSLY
WHEN YOU DRESS UP LIKE A GODDAMN MEDIEVAL
TERRORIST
BRO IS ABOUT TO SHOOT UP
HIS OLD FOLKS HOME WITH A
CROSSBOW
AND A FUCKING
TREBUCHET
YA YEET DOM DOM DOM DOM DOM DOM
SHUT YO UGLY ASS UP
WHAT THE FUCK?
A HE AHHH EEEEE
SHUT UP BITCH
YOU WANT ME TO TURN ON MY CAMERA?
YO DICK BUILT LIKE A
INVERTED
BANANA
YO FOREHEAD
CRACKED UP
LIKE THE AFRICAN
SAVANNAH
I CAUGHT YOU AND YO SISTER BUTT NAKED
LAST NIGHT
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
FUCK YOU THINK
THIS IS?
WHAT IS YOU WEARING
WITH YO GODDAMN
HONEY WHERE IS MY SUPER SUIT
NAH BOY LOOK AT YO ROOM
YO HOUSE
DIRTY
AS HELL
YOU GOT FOUR
SEWER RATS
IN YO BATH TUB
RIGHT NOW
FLOATING ON TOP OF A PIZZA BOX
SINGING
YO
HO
THIEVES AND BEGGARS
LIKE SHIT
BOY I CAUGHT YOU HAVING AN EMOTIONAL
CONVERSATION WITH YO TOE NAIL
LAST NIGHT
WE COULD'VE BEEN SUPER STARS
REMEMBER WHEN WE AS JACKING CARS
YOU AND YO TOE NAIL
WAS GOING TO BE THE DYNAMIC DUO
BITCH YOU WAS GONNA BE IN AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
SWINGING THAT SHIT AROUND LIKE A FUCKING BOOMERANG
SHUT YO
STUPID ASS UP
BRUH I CAUGHT YOU
JACK SPARROW
RUNNING AROUND
YOUR HOUSE
WHILE YOUR DAD WAS TRYING TO BEAT YOU WITH A
TOILET PLUNGER LAST NIGHT
COME HERE BOY!
SHUT YO ASS UP
BITCH
EVERYTIME YOU
TAKE A SHIT
THE GAME OF THRONES
THEME SONG STARTS PLAMMERING IN YO HOUSE
BUM BUA BUM BUDUM BUM
SHUT YO UGLY ASS UP
BRUH.
Are you getting mad?
Are you getting mad?
DAMN
You getting mad now!
cuz yo
Legal name is
Ledenhouser
Strogenberg
Nah don't be
Smiling now boy
You ain't slick Boy!
I caught you in the locker room after gym class
Frantically
wiping yo armpits down
With a kleenex
While tryna smell good
For the girls
In the hallway
OI ZOINKS!
I GOTTA-
I GOTTA HURRY UP
SHUT YO ASS UP
YOU LIKE A
DIABETIC
TOASTER STRUDEL
YOU UGLY AHH
AS HELL
YOU GOT THEM
BIG ASS HUMPTY DUMPTY
PANTS ON BRUH
YOU USE A FRUIT ROLL UP
AS A BELT TO HOLD UP YO
BUNG DU BUNGLA
Shut yo ugly
Ass up
You got
Mineral deposits
In your
Belly button
You dumb
As hell
You thought Google drive
Was a brand new
Taxi service
Bitch yo
Grandma
Threw a
Rage spell
On the kitchen floor
And started
Smacking you with
A weiner schnitzel
Shut yo ass up
You a
Diabolical
Special needs
Student
Boy you was
In the back of a
Short bus
Maniacally
Planning
How you was gonna
Take over
Your school
HMMMMM
YEAHHHHHHHHHH
It will be
MINE
Shut yo
Ass up
Boy I caught you
Butt Naked
Playing gorilla tag
With a mouse in your Kitchen
Yo ass
Be sliding around
The counters
Like a paraplegic
Frozone
Gotta
Catch 'em
ALL
Shut yo ass up
With yo
I got a feeling
Ooooooooo
Everytime yo Grandpa
Tickles yo
Butthole
Shut yo
Stupid ass up
You thought the
One chip challenge
Was sticking a
Hot cheeto
Up your buttcrack
Ok!
Here we go
Everybody!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Shut yo
Dirty ass up
Get yo ass on bruh
It's actually sad these people still exist
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2023.06.02 00:27 99999999999999999989 What to do with multiple swarm cells?

Please reference my post here to get an idea of my level of expertise and the hive I am managing.
When pulling frames two days ago, I saw what I believe are at least 3-6 swarm cells attached to the top of the bottom level brood frames. Now that I see pics in here, I can almost certainly say that they are.
My honey super has no drawn comb on any of the frames. The person who managed before me conjectured that they have already swarmed and are recovering and that I should remove the super. If this is true, what will become of the swarm cells? Do I need to do anything?
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2023.06.02 00:27 Rawinsel Have you ever had an flare up that was more annoying than painful at some point?

I'm currently in one of the longest flare ups I ever had. I officially hit the one week mark today. Well, the really bad stuff is over but I'm still above average pain.
The pain doesn't even bother me anymore but I'm rather annoyed at all the new stuff my body came up with. My lower back is so cramped up that I can no longer sit properly. My hips and knees become constantly stiff. And I couldn't take any hot baths because I nearly cooked myself (got a thermometer today). On top of it I got just now a weird pain in my chin but no rash that would fit to it.
What annoys me even more is that I'm currently in a peculiar situation at school being between exams and graduation, while everyone else is on a class trip making it seem like I'm only calling in sick to get out of stuff.
I'm just done.
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2023.06.02 00:27 denise0258 Walk Away from the BIG V

I joined Verizon in June 2022, I've had terrible service, but since I traded in my iphone 8 for a iphone 13 I have tried to stick it out. Then comes the endless resets and theyve even changed my phone from the new phoe to a refurbished phone. I am thinking of just walking away and disputing the collection charges BECAUSE Verizon can not and is not providing me with reliable service. Any other ideas?
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2023.06.02 00:27 Adventurous_Goose852 The Bible does not have to be infallible. Fundamentalism isn’t a core Christian doctrine. Stop it!

This post is mainly directed towards Christians.
Fundamentalism is not a core belief of Christianity. An infallible Bible is not a core belief of Christianity. Stop treating it like it is!!!
A man went through years of education. YEARS. Wrote a WHOLE book. 27 BOOKS ACTUALLY!!! And guess what he said about the idea of the earth being 4 billion years old.
“they started trusting in the latest secular findings based on fallible dating methods, instead of the only absolutely reliable method—consulting the history book provided by the Eyewitness account (the infallible Word of God).”
PEOPLE!!! We don’t have to reject things with concrete scientific evidence just because your fundamentalist view of Genesis says something different!!! The Bible isn’t a science book! Stop embarrassing us!
I know someone’s gonna say we shouldn’t care about what skeptics and non-Christians think about us. But it’s HARD to spread the gospel when people keep saying “sorry I believe in evolution and the Big Bang, not God’s mysterious ways.”
Problem of Evil? FINE! Any other popular skeptic debate is okay with me! But the assumption that Christianity is all about rejecting science is ANNOYING.
Y’all have made creationism look like it’s synonymous to young-earth creationism and it’s ANNOYING. I’ve seen some people deconstruct, and I always assume it’s because of a valid reason. Most of the time it is. But i have a friend that actually deconstructed because he saw evidence of evolution. I managed to win them back, but WHAT?
Apparently, the general Christian doctrine is:
  1. Jesus died and rose from the dead our sins.
  2. Trinity.
  3. Evolution and the Big Bang are false.
  4. The earth was created in 7 days and the universe is 6000 years old.
  5. The Bible is infallible and a fundamentalist view is the only way.
  6. The end is near.
Y’all have created this stereotype that’s so annoying. I don’t care what you think about science. Stop acting like it’s part of the doctrine!! Paul didn’t care about Charles Darwin. Paul didn’t care about Lemaître. No apostle did. No early church fathers cared about what those people thought. Because they didn’t exist back then!!!
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2023.06.02 00:26 darkwavee How do I get out of this? Grad advice

Hi,
I am 27 and soon to be 28, I studied public services in undergrad and got my MSc in HR at 26 with merit.
I attended some big grad schemes but didn''t get job, and rejected some good jobs because of my comfort zone, I work at night at Amazon and get okay money enough for living work only 3 days a week and this makes me feel trapped with no room to progress and fears to move because it is 'safe job' and money okay but no progress. Here I can't apply for promotion because I have warning that doesn't allow to apply for anything for over half year.
Don't want to work in HR but I have volunteering experience in my CV and also leading small teams but even with this I struggle to get interviews for retail team lead jobs. Is it worth to risk for 5 day admin job to begin with? As they call it graduate business support. Or try sales or elsewhere?
Will appreciate any opinion, thank you ;(
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2023.06.02 00:26 wanttoworkhard I don't want to be on disability anymore

I'm 26 and autistic and also have slight physical problems (a disease called me/cfs). Someone else applied me for disability when I was still a minor so I just started getting payments when I turned 18. I don't want to be on disability and I want to earn money like everyone else. I don't know how or where to start. I have no experience with anything, no diploma or GED. People will tell me 'just go work at McDonald's they don't care.' But I have applied at McDonald's and they do care because they turned me down. I am willing to learn and work hard, I just need someone to give me a chance. I'll do odd jobs, I'll even work a real job if there's any willing to hire me, I'll even work under the table so you don't even have to pay me minimum wage, you dont have to give me any benefits or anything. I eat once a day so my son can get enough. My rent has been rising and my ebt benefits went down and my caseworker at the welfare office won't answer the phone to tell her that my rent went up yet again. I am desperate for money. I want to work and earn my money and be useful. I am in Santa Maria near the town center mall. I don't have a car but I have a bike. I don't do any illegal drugs or drink but I use weed in a medicine way. I am a US citizen. I have never been arrested. I am very quiet and don't like attention so I'll be out of the way. I like kids and animals. I took a CPR class a few years ago and I don't think I'm certified but i remember how to do it. Once school is out I will have to find times when I am able to come work, maybe I can have a friend watch my son sometimes, maybe I can bring him with if that's possible. But until the 6th I'm completely open and free from 11 to 6 (i will need to go pick my son up from school and drop him off at boys and girls club in between.) I will do whatever job I can get and am able to bike to and will work for cheap. My hope is that once I have some experience amd then I am able to find and keep a job I can get off disability completely and be a useful normal person. I just need somewhere to start. Lo siento no habla Español
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2023.06.02 00:26 Apprehensive-Log8333 I have been "temporarily laid off" and I am freaking tf out, please advise!

I'm new here and not sure this is the right sub but I am definitely anti-work, anti-capitalist, just anti-corporate in general. I love my job, I'm a mental health therapist working in a day treatment program located within an elementary school. Rural Oregon, USA. This is the first job I've EVER had that I like and I am 54F. I've been here 4 years and I am very good at my job. About 6 months ago my agency said they were expanding into outpatient services, planned to hire 3 outpatient therapists, and offered me one of those jobs. I considered it, but decided to stay in day treatment. This may have been a BIG mistake.
My boss had decided to close day treatment for the summer as most of my kids are "graduating" from treatment. I was told I could have an easy summer of planning for next year. My boss encouraged me to take a couple weeks off and only work 4 days a week. I had planned some projects to keep me busy, like creating a parent handbook for day treatment, revamping the program, etc. Then yesterday, boss told me I am laid off for the summer but will return in the fall. She said I could get unemployment no problem and get on my state's medicaid for health insurance. She said please, please come back, we have 12 kids on the waitlist and we really need you. She said 6 weeks off, I think it might be more like 7-8 weeks. I think this is coming from her boss, the CEO, this clearly isn't her choice. I have savings so theoretically I will be fine financially, as long as the lay-off is just for the summer.
My coworker, who is also being laid off, says they are lying to me, that I am flat out being terminated, not laid off, and I probably won't be invited back in the fall. He thinks they're just, like, softening the blow. I think my boss is being truthful, I think if they were firing me they'd just tell me that so I could find another job. I think our situations are different as they aren't sure they will have a job for him, but seem very sure they will have a job for me. (He is not a therapist, but a paraprofessional, and due to disability can no longer work in day treatment.) He tends to be pessimistic, but his remarks have got me worried.
I'm sure I could find another job, but I like this job and I don't want to move. I'm worried I'll relax all summer and then not have a job in the fall. I looked at the unemployment application and it seems directed at people who are not in a temporary lay-off situation, like it looks like you're required to job-search. I am SO ANXIOUS about all this. I don't see how the few thousand bucks they're saving doing this is worth the trouble of off-boarding and then on-boarding me again. None of this makes sense to me and I am very distressed.
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