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2014.08.09 14:38 West Springfield

West Springfield is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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2012.06.12 15:38 Holyoke, MA

Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range of mountains. As of 2012, the city had an estimated population of 40,135.
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2014.12.10 16:33 noraamitt CTMusic - the one stop shop for live music in Connecticut

CTMusic is a live music aggregate focusing on bands, musicians, concerts and performances in Connecticut.
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2023.03.30 19:06 FirstBreath1 I let a stranger take a picture of my family. Now he won't stop.

This story is about an innocent mistake that most people make. The names are all different but the details are the same. I know not everyone has the time to read it to the end. That’s fine. The key takeaway is simple. Never, ever let a stranger borrow your phone to take a picture. Just don’t fucking do it. Please. You’ll soon see why.
My little family of four woke up early one morning to go to the beach. My daughter and I had this running bet. Every time she slept in her own bed, she got a surprise, you know, a reward for being good. The first night it was ice cream, then a donut, then a toy. I was running out of incentives because she kept fulfilling her end of the deal. So being that it was the weekend, and the weather was nice, I thought it would be cool to get some sun in before the tourists arrived for the holiday.
Our plan worked like a charm. We got to the sand and pitched a tent in a quiet spot away from commotion. The waves lapped aimlessly against the shore. The water was crystal clear. Sofia built sand castles with pink plastic buckets and Joey gave the seagulls his best t-rex impression. The memory of Emma stretched out in a two-piece is burned so hot it’s like it’s branded. I loved those trips if for nothing else than to stare beneath the cover of my long sleeve SPF-shit swim shirt. I felt about as lucky as any other man in the world. Life was good.
We stayed there a little while. I thumbed through a book. Em scanned her phone. The kids joined forces to build a moat which kept (some of) the tide away. Eventually, foot traffic picked up along with the opening of a couple shops on the boardwalk. We got ready to leave. I knelt down go corral the toys when an unfamiliar voice called out -
“You have a beautiful family,” he exclaimed. “Truly. So blessed.”
I turned around to find my wife facing a stranger.
“Oh. Thank you!” She chirped back. “Yes… I think so too.”
We sat there a bit in awkward silence. He smiled. We smiled. He was older, maybe in his sixties or seventies. He wore black slacks and a white shirt, with one of those odd gray golf gaps that perched like a beret. He seemed ordinary enough. Friendly and all that jazz. He just wouldn’t go away.
“Oh. You should take a picture. You’ll want to remember this gorgeous day,” he quipped. “Family memories are so important. I keep albums for all my grandchildren.”
Emma’s ears perked at the suggestion.
“Oh yeah, you know Matt, we really haven’t had a good one in ages.”
I hung my head in solemn agreement.
“Guess you’re right.”
She groaned.
“My cell’s dead. Can you use yours?”
I rummaged through my bag and handed it over. The man quickly gave it back.
“Locked.”
I entered the code.
“Okay!” the stranger cheered. “Kids, smile like you mean it! Parents, too! Happy days! Say… tangerine!”
We laughed.
“Tangerine!”
And that was it. The entire encounter lasted about five minutes. The stranger delivered my phone and shook my hand. I thanked him. I threw it in my bag, gathered our stuff, and got the kids ready. We jetted to the car and beat the worst of the traffic back home. The rest of the day flew by with usual activities. Gymnastics and lunch with grandparents and birthday parties. One moment faded into the next and the topic of the odd stranger got lost.
The photo, however, came up again around dinner time.
Emma needed head-shots for work and remembered to remind me (hah) to send her the beach shot. I pulled out my cell and went through my messages. I couldn't find it at first. That's when I found something unfamiliar. There was one sent text to an unknown number from that same morning.
"Hey, hon.."
I pulled up the conversation history. A picture loaded. The four of us cheesed back at the camera from the shade of our umbrella. Luke had a bucket on his head. Sofia put two fingers behind her mom. I scanned through my other texts and there was nothing else out of the ordinary. But it was still, you know, weird.
My first reaction was to call the number. I dialed once and got a busy signal. I hung up and dialed again. Error message. I dialed a third time, got up, and started to pace.
“What?” Emma asked. “You alright?”
I knew she wouldn’t take it seriously. It was quite a leap at that point.
“This is going to sound weird.”
“What?”
“I think this guy texted himself a picture of us.”
She stared at me for a second. I stared back. Then she laughed.
“Dude,” she gasped. “Why? Why would anyone do that? We are not that interesting.”
I called the number again. This time it didn’t stop ringing.
“I know I sound paranoid. But, really. Look. I didn't send this text message and it's on my phone. The number is legit, like, it’s got our area code and everything.”
Emma rolled her eyes.
“Maybe he did it by accident,” she sighed. “He was old. He probably doesn’t know how to text.”
I wanted to press the topic. I hated the idea that someone could have access to my phone. I think anyone would. But it was late, and she was skeptical, and we only had minutes to talk before someone wanted a bottle or a juice or a snack or an episode of their favorite show. I pushed it to ‘Matt's future queue’ and fell back into routine.
The storm brought both kids into our bed sometime around midnight. I woke up to find my daughter climbing over my already snoring son. Sofia snuggled up beside me as rain pattered against the windowsill. I couldn’t say no. The kid had cuteness on her side and she hated bad weather. At least I wouldn’t need another surprise. I held her tight, and just as sleep seemed like it might be a possibility, the doorbell rang.
My heart skipped a beat.
We live pretty deep in the woods. Our nearest neighbor is about a mile away. My house isn't exactly the type of place you might expect a late night visitor. Sofia stared at me wide-eyed in the dark. My wife didn't stir. We waited in silence. The bell rang again.
I got up out of bed and looked for something clean to wear. I found a shirt on the floor and some socks in the hamper. I gave the baseball bat behind the dresser a good long look before deciding against it. Sof whined nervously.
“Stay here.”
I could tell that she was scared. I guess that sort of put me into super-parent mode. Dad the hero. Dad the protector. A whole lot of ego and not much else to back it up. I grabbed the bat on the way out and whispered back.
“I’ll be okay. Stay with Mama.”
The hallway outside our bedroom led to a staircase in front of the door. The bell rang again. I picked up my pace and hurdled down the steps as our visitor found the brass lion knocker attached to the frame.
Bam. Bam. Bam.
I took a breath and looked through the peephole.
The woman on my porch looked to be about twenty to twenty-five years old. She was blonde and pretty with hoop earrings and smeared makeup. I looked at her for a little while longer before doing anything. There was something about her eyes. She looked confused, or high, or something. So I kept the door closed.
“Can I help you?”
She knocked again. Then again. And again and again until the door shook and blonde hair thrashed back and forth across her face.
“Hello?” I shouted. “Hey! Can you stop?”
The knocking ceased.
“Oh. Hi.”
“Hello.”
“Can I help you?”
She paused. She smiled.
“Yes. I want to take a picture of you.”
My lungs deflated.
“What the fuck? No.”
She smiled.
“Please?”
“What are you talking about?” I snapped. “It’s the middle of the night. What are you doing here?”
She frowned.
“You let HIM take a picture.”
I didn’t answer. She rang the bell again. My blood pressure jumped.
“I’m going to need you to get the fuck off my property. Now. I’m calling the cops.”
She smiled. She stared at the little hole in the door for a full minute or two. Then she walked away silently.
As if nothing had ever happened.
The moment shook me. It took a while for the adrenaline to wear off. I thought about calling the police. I wondered what the hell to even tell them. I locked the doors and searched the rest of the house. I calmed down a little bit when it was empty. I went back upstairs to check on my family. Emma was stretched out with one arm around each kid. Thunder rumbled through the windows. They slept through the whole thing.
I pulled my phone from the charger. I wanted to message a friend for advice. That's when I noticed a new text. Just one. A picture of me standing in my boxers.
Someone was watching through the back window.
“See you soon,” it said.
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2023.03.30 18:56 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE WEEKLY EVENTS, 3/30 – 4/5

Events are listed by the day. Events that happen every week appear first, one time stuff after that. If you have anything you’d like people to know about, comment here or message me and I’ll add it in. If you’d like further info about any of the events, look it up! I usually don’t have any extra to add.
Large Scale, Ongoing, and Multi-Day Events
Local Running, Walking, and Biking Info: https://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/
OutdooFarmer’s Markets:
THURSDAY, 3/30
  • Blue Tavern: Jen Clark and the Old Schoolers with Chris Seepersaud, Paddy League, and Jack Straub. 5pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: Otha Allen Jr. 6pm
  • Blu Halo: Upside Avenue. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Music of the Spheres Last Thursday: The Rising Stars present the evolution of fife and drum music. 8pm
FRIDAY, 3/31
  • Lake Tribe: Flannel Friday. Flannel Fridays will be featuring a wide range of fall themed 'Pop-up' activities such as food trucks, live music, campfires, s'mores roasting, new seasonal brews, and more! Come dawn your flannel and cozy up to the simpler things in life. Our beers taste like the outdoors feel, let our tasting room be your Friday cabin retreat. 4pm
  • Gamescape: MTG Friday Night Magic. FORMAT: Standard Constructed. Swiss rounds as determined by the number of players with a maximum of 5 rounds. 7pm/$5
  • Hobbit West: Friday Night Dart Tournament. Anyone can Enter! Sign ups at 7:30, Darts fly at 8:00/$10 entry fee
  • Ouzts Too: Karaoke with DJ Nathan. Best karaoke DJ in town. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: CDU X Hip Hop Club Presents Freestyle Friday. Show off your freestyle rap or poetry skills at Freestyle Friday! Doors are at 7:30 with the show starting at 8:00 in Club Downunder! Send an email to [email protected] to sign up! 8pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-11pm/21+
  • 926: The Hot Friday Night Party and Drag Show. 9pm/$5/18+
  • Blue Tavern: Douce Ambiance Reboot. 5pm
  • Kleman Plaza: MusicFest. Join us on Kleman Plaza the night before the Grand Parade for an exciting musical line-up featuring a country music star CHRIS LANE! Special guests include Walker Montgomery and Temecula Road! This is a FREE community event! Unwind at the BEER GARDEN as we ROCK the plaza for this free festival event! Beer, wine, Coca-Cola products and food will be available for purchase. Make sure to arrive early to enjoy the opening acts as this event will get packed quickly. 6pm
  • Proof: The Aftermath Band. 6pm
  • FSU Hillel: Swifty Shabbat. Join us for a Taylor Swift themed shabbat! Services start at 6pm, dinner starts at 7pm
  • House of Music: Keal Franklin plus Late Night Karaoke. 6:30pm
  • Island Wing Company: Free Wheelin. 7pm
  • Southwood Golf Club: Deja Blu. 7pm
  • Duke’s and Dottie’s: Lloyd Carter Band. 7pm
  • The Wine House on Market Street: Midnight Caravan. 7pm
  • Vino Beano: Persian Night & Belly Dancing. 7:30pm
  • Fire Bettys: Mainstream Band. 8pm
  • The Rose Room: GeneZone. 8pm
  • The Bark: No Parts, Lighthearted, and Confession Kids. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Rod MacDonald. 8pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: Ben Flournoy Trio. pm
SATURDAY, 4/1
  • Brinkley Glen Park: Invasive Plant Removal. Join Master Gardener Volunteers at this weekly invasive plant removal event. This is a great way to learn to ID our invasive plant species and how to remove them. We recommend wearing long pants and sleeves, closed-toed shoes, gloves, a hat and mosquito spray. Bring gardening tools such as hand clippers, loppers, trowels, etc. if you have them. We are removing coral ardisia bushes and berries, nandina, tung trees, Tradescantia flumenensis, cat's claw vine, winged yam, Japanese climbing fern, skunkvine and more. Directions: The best way to get there is to take Meridian Rd to Waverly Rd, go to the next intersection and turn left onto Abbotsford Way, then turn left at the next road called Woodside Dr. At the stop sign turn left onto Lothian. Lothian ends in a cul-de-sac and there is a sign that says Brinkley Glen Park. 8:30am-11:30am
  • The Rose Room: The Rose Revue. Performances by your favorite entertainers and special guests! Shows at 8pm, 10pm, & Midnight! A unique cast EACH show! 7pm
  • Duke’s and Dottie’s: Line Dancing Plus Lessons. 7pm/21+
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Laughterday Night Fever. This week: Five Year Anniversary Laughterday Night Fever! Join us every Saturday at Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack for a free comedy show! 8:30pm
  • La Casa Bar: Karaoke With Nathan. 9pm-1pm
  • LeRoy Collins Library Garage on Bronough (under the library): The Spring Title Wave Book Sale. Classics, vintage, and more! 9:30am-3pm
  • Capital City Raceway: Rotten Egg Rumble. 10am
  • Native Nurseries: oil Building and Compost. Learn everything there is to know about increasing soil fertility to grow healthy, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. Sundiata Ameh-El of Compost Community will walk you through the basics of soil composition, microbiology and how to build your soils to make them perfect habitats for microorganisms that are responsible for healthy soil. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED via PHONE ORDER. There is a $5.00 fee; your payment holds your spot in the class. Please call (850) 386-8882 to pre-register. Class size is limited to 15 people. 10am
  • Leon Sinks: First Saturday Hike. If it is the first Saturday of the month, it is time for a hike at Leon Sinks! We will meet at 10 am in the parking lot and hike the trail together to see the beautiful geological features of the area while walking on wooded hiking trails. Right off US 319 south of Tallahassee, the Leon Sinks Geological Area contains 5 miles of trails leading to a series of sinkholes big and small. The land in this area is underlain by a layer of limestone, eroded and dissolved by rainwater and groundwater to form caverns, holes, and tunnels. This type of terrain is called "karst" and results in many geological features such as wet sinkholes, depressions, natural bridges and a disappearing stream. The hikers can either hike the 3.6-mile Sinkhole Trail to view the numerous sinkholes and geological features, or the 2.8-mile Gum Swamp Trail around a cypress and gum swamp. We recommend wear hiking shoes and bring a water bottle, and consider bug spray or long pants/sleeves. 10am
  • Leon High Tennis Courts: Regional Energy Whiz Expo. The Regional Energy Whiz Expo consists of two events, the Solar Sprint and the Solar Cook-Off, geared towards getting kids involved in utilizing solar energy in fun and innovative ways. The Solar Sprint, open to students in 4th through 8th grade, consists of teams designing and building solar powered race cars. The Solar Cook-Off, for students in 4th through 12th grade, is a two-part competition encompassing the design of a fully solar powered cooker as well as a dish cooked using this same cooker. The winning team from each event will have the opportunity to compete in the state-wide Energy Whiz Expo! Noon
  • The Puff: Marauders Market. Come join us at our newest smallest venue! Vintage resellers, local artisans, & good tunes! (Rescheduled from last week.) Noon
  • Potbellys: 1st Annual Rock the SPEAR Benefit Concert with Tobacco Rd Band and former American Idol contestant Paisley Howell. 3pm/$20
  • The Hub at Feather Oaks: The Jerry Thigpen Trio. 3pm
  • Theater of Tallahassee: Cabaret Showcase. Join us for a special event at Theatre Tallahassee! We are delighted to bring you a Broadway cabaret of singing, dancing and acting featuring our award winning dance and theatre groups, along with some of our most advanced students, inspirational adult acts, and amazing solo performances. Every person regardless of age needs a ticket. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Ticket sales end two hours before each show. 3pm
  • Proof: Corey Hall Band. 5pm
  • The Rose Room: Topsy Turvy Through The Looking Glass. Each Performance inspired by Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass! Performances by your favorite entertainers and special guests! Shows at 8pm, 10pm, & Midnight! A unique cast EACH show! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! 6pm
  • Common Ground Books: Crochet Workshop with Peter's Crochet Array. Beginner and intermediate crocheters welcome. No crochet knowledge is needed before attending this class. Space is limited. All ages welcome. All participants will need a crochet hook (between size 4-6mm) and a skein of yarn. Participants can bring their own supplies, or we will be happy to provide them at cost. 6pm/$20 with optional $8 supply fee
  • Oyster City Brewing: Mechanical Lincoln. 7pm
  • Square Mug: Dylan Daley, Killer Choice, Zero Shock, and Broken Couch Club. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern: Harmonious Wail. 8pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: MEMELESQUE. Ermahgerd Shaken Not Stirred is back at your fav local theater Cap City Video Lounge!!! You thought it was a show announcement but it was me, Dio! Our entire lives are the internet now so we made a show about it. TXT all your besties & bring them out for for MEME-LESQUE. We will meme till you scream. Masks required. Don't forget to tip your performers! 8pm/18+/$10
  • American Legion Hall: Latin Soul Orchestra 12th Anniversary Celebration. 8pm/$20
  • Fire Bettys: Pop Punk & Emo Night. 10pm
SUNDAY, 4/2
  • Bicycle House: Sunday Ride. Ride at 10:30 AM from Bicycle House. We will ride the Cascades trail to the St Marks trail and down to Wakulla station and return, about 31 miles. Ride speed is 12 to 14 mph, with periodic regroups. Vernon Bailey is the ride leader. Vernon is a new CCC member who’s been biking for 50 years enjoys riding with small groups and weekend touring. 10am
  • Gamescape: Pokémon League. Come learn, play, and trade with the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games! We LOVE seeing new players, so come learn how to play! We play both the Trading Card Game and the Video Game casually and competitively. The store offers lots of different seating arrangements to meet our group's needs, as well as food, drinks, and Pokémon products for purchase. We are also hold regular, officially sanctioned tournaments for Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Competitions! 2-4pm
  • House of Music: Songwriter Sunday. Songwriters of Tallahassee hosted by Rachel Hillman. Bring your original songs on Sunday - sign up is at 4:30. No Cover Songs please - this is an event celebrating original music. Accompanists and Bands Welcome - you must be able to set up within two minutes, so no crazy pedals or amp shenanigans. No Backing Tracks - Please find someone to play your song with you. 5pm
  • The Plant: Open Jam. All instruments, all players welcome. 5pm-9pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: Comedy Night. Come have some laughs with us on Sunday nights! If you are interested in participating in the show, reach out to [email protected] 7:30pm
  • The Rose Room: Synful Sunday. 8pm
  • Common Ground Books: Clothing Swap. Bring your clothes you no longer want, fit, or no longer feel like "you", and switch them out or just donate them to others. Clothing for all ages welcome. Please bring clothes in a bin or box so they can be easily browsed. Any clothing left will be considered a donation and held for the next swap or be made available for those in need. 2pm
  • The Bark: Copyright Claim, Animal Nineteen, Funeral Homes, and Heaven Slept. 7pm
  • 926: Curly Q “First Glance” EP release show with Learning To Swim, Our Final Feud, and Seppe. 7pm
  • Retrofit Records: Alexalone with Deadharrie. 7pm/free
  • House of Music: Bywater Call. 7pm
MONDAY, 4/3
  • Just One More: Bingo. 5pm-6:30pm
  • American Legion Hall: Cha Cha - Weekly Lessons. 6:15pm/$5
  • Hangar 38: Bingo. 6:45pm
  • Vino Beano: Tipsy Trivia. 7pm
  • The Rose Room: Karaoke Night. 8pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: The Bachelor Watch Party! 8pm
  • World of Beer: SINGO Music Bingo SPECIAL EVENT. With SINGO, our host will play 150 of the best hits in the music business, all 30-second music clips, and you'll have multiple opportunities to win house cash courtesy of WoB! You don't have to sing, but you'll definitely sing along! 6:30pm
TUESDAY, 4/4
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Paddy League. 5pm
  • World of Beer: Poker Night. 6pm
  • The Rose Room: Drag Bingo and Open Stage Night ft. Britney T. Foxx! 6pm
  • Crafty Crab: BOOMIN' Karaoke. 7pm
  • Ology Midtown: Jazz Jam Sessions. 7pm
  • Island Wings: Trivia. 7pm
  • House of Music: Tuesday Trivia & Karaoke. 7pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Karaoke with DJ Roldus. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Tuesday is Blues Day. Every Tuesday is Blues Day @ the Blue Tavern and Blues Meets Girl is a Tallahassee favorite. This perfect, intimate venue provides just what you need for both a mid-week break and authentic blues music experience. 8pm
  • 4th Quarter: Professor Jim's Tuesday Night Trivia. Popular for a reason! 8pm
  • Argonaut Coffee: Trivia Tuesday. 8pm
  • 926: Tacos and Trivia. 9pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Comedy Show. 9pm/21+
  • Blue Tavern: Abe Partridge with Cat Ridgeway. 5pm
  • Richard G. Fallon Theatre: TEDxFSU Rooted in Reality Conference. Hosted by a student-run organization at Florida State University, our event is called TEDxFSU, where x = an independently organized TED event. They will have speakers, performers, activities, and more! Check out tedx.fsu.edu to learn more about them and the event! 5:30pm
  • Civic Center: The Kid LAROI with Jeremy Zucker. 8pm
WEDNESDAY, 4/5
  • Rose Room: Women's Wednesday. Featuring Our Rose Roulettes and drink specials all night long. A night for all of our female-identifying friends to enjoy a safe space and an awesome happy hour! 5pm-2am
  • Birds: The Wednesday Night Lab Session hosted by Jim Crozier. 6pm
  • Tara Angel’s Magic: D&D Experience - Adult (18+) Group. Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - Candlekeep Mysteries. A one-shot is a D&D event that starts and finishes in the same session, typically lasting 3 - 4 hours. We have pre-generated characters for players to choose from. WHAT TO BRING: Pencils, Dice (can be purchased in store), Mask (encouraged for unvaccinated participants), Enthusiasm! Please sign up in advance to reserve a spot in this campaign. Tickets can be purchased in-store, over the phone, or on the website. For more information, please email [email protected], or call: (850) 878-4555 6pm-9pm
  • Goodwood: Wonderful Wednesday. 6pm/$5
  • Level 8 Rooftop Lounge: Trivia. 6pm
  • The Great Games Library: Open Game Night. 6pm/free
  • American Legion Hall: Sue Boyd Country Western and More Dance Class. Session 2 - Beginner 6:30 to 7:45 pm What: East Coast Swing and Waltz. Cost: $8.00 per person. Wear comfortable shoes you can turn in. 7:45 to 8:15 - Practice dance with paid admission. 8:15 to 9:30: Intermediate - 2 Step and WCS. $8.00 per person or $13.00 for both classes. Vaccines are required. Face masks are optional. Changing partners is optional. 6:30pm
  • Perry Lynn’s Smokehouse in Quincy: Wed Night Open Mic w/ Steven Ritter and Friends. 6:30pm
  • Hangar 38: Trivia. 6:45pm
  • Oyster City Brewing Tallahassee: Trivia. Teams up to 6 players for three rounds with 10 questions and a tie breaker each round. Winners are by round so don’t worry if you need to come late or can’t stay the whole time! Prizes include a round of beer, a 6 pack and a gift card! 7pm
  • Proof: Trivia. 7pm
  • Vino Beano: Wine Bingo. 7pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Trivia. 7pm
  • The Bark: Oceans in the Sky, Dizzy Bats, and Medians. 7pm
  • House of Music: Open Mic at House of Music. Join us Wednesday nights for open mic in the bar with host Mike Ingram of The Brown Goose. Come early for Happy Hour and dinner! 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Warehouse Wednesdays Open Mic Night. The open mic night that has run continuously for almost 20 years, once housed at the Warehouse, lives on at the Blue Tavern. Doc Russell continues as the host with the most. Sign up starts at 8pm/free to attend
  • Fire Betty’s: Karaoke! 8pm/21+/free
  • Dukes and Dotties: College Night and Line Dancing Lessons. 8pm
  • The Bark: Karaoke with DJ Nathan. Best karaoke DJ in town. 9pm
  • 926: Dragged Out Wednesday. 10pm
  • Wfsu Public Media, 1600 Red Barber Plaza: The Village Square Presents Tallahassee Town Hall. Our annual town hall hosts commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges out there on the horizon might be. 6pm
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2023.03.30 18:56 FarmWhich4275 When Humans Human

(one of my earliest attempts at writing. decided to just finish and post it. apologies.)

Entry Log One: Khrakhan Eld, Jukhanian Ambassador to the Human Alliance. Stardate - Human Year 2086.

It has been over three centuries since I accepted this commission to work with the Human Alliance, and even though I have known them for that long, they still surprise me to a shocking extent. A highly diverse species with so many different cultures congealed into one staggering mass of a hundred billion strong, settled alongside all the galaxy's different species.
Humanity was, and still remains, the driving force behind the rapidly growing Federations power and might. The strange, gaunt, high gravity race of bipedal apes took the galaxy by complete surprise, not only due to their appearance, but also due to their surprising strength.

In barely forty years of their time here, they have integrated seamlessly with species previously thought inhospitable. Planets thought harsh or unuseable, supported massive colonies of millions of humans, and the richness the industries these worlds provide. Humans, as it later turned out, had an affinity for members of other species, and by staggering luck they had a one-in-a-billion reproductive system that was robust enough that they could actually interbreed with most mammalian species in the galaxy, and one or two of the reptillians as well.

Humanity's capabilities in terms of engineering surpassed ours in a matter of decades, and due to the terms of the Federation, they shared it with us. This is primarily due to the tribal nature of the race, and they are well known for their petty squabbles and minor disputes, that result in skirmishes or outright wars, but would never come to full scale attacks. Maybe a warning shot or two, a small exchange of fire to disable shield arrays, but never more than that.
When questioned about these incidents, Human ambassadors and leaders would simply say something on the lines of:
"Meh. Local tensions. Pirates. Idiots. God botherers or Idealists that randomly decide to slug it out one day. Just ignore them, they run out of steam eventually and bugger off back to where they came from."

We really cared not. Owing to how the humans never turned their guns on us, we were fine with it, so long as they never got us involved. Everything about the humans confused and amazed us. They had, during First Contact Exchanges, given us reels upon reels of their historical archives. And what we had now was essentially a marginally watered down version of what humanity once was.

Hardened like a battleship hull.

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Entry Log Two: Human Expansion

Owing to their ability to breed with a majority of the species in the galaxy, Human society, cultures and customs became part and parcel of the Federations species, almost to the point where we started getting cults forming in small pockets on the outer rims worshipping this aspect. Humanity, surprisingly enough, even though they technically were the deity being worshipped by these cults, were the first ones to clamp down on them, disbanding or outright attacking them.

Humans retained a lot of their individual national cultures long after their arrival into space. Many of their soldiers still carried blades, swords, knives and other such primitive weapons, weapons that most members of the galactic species considered worthless, or obsolete. But humans wielded these weapons to devastating effect, as witnessed in a few incidents and military conflicts seen during their short time in the Federation.

Technological advancement in terms of military and civilian development outstretched the rest of the galaxy by - to quote an expression - "a Country Mile." Human creativity and the natural drive for both an Omnivorous species' capacity for greed, and the species natural curiosity drove them to accomplish tasks and tech we never would have imagined. Humans and their concept of "Percussive Maintenance", or smack it 'til it worked was also something that took us by surprise. Especially considering that most of the time it actually worked.

For a few decades, a long time in human years apparently, we simply took it at face value, and never questioned it. As the expression goes: "Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

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Entry Log Three: Capacity for Evil

They were not complete angels and paragons of course, Many a time, more than other races especially during the early years, they were extremely aggressive in their colonization efforts, going to active war with many nations over territorial disputes, corporate conflicts or other such disputes. Either they would win by a bare margin, or they would be routed and sent off in pieces.

One such occasion was the Tabrisko Incident, where, from what I could discern, was a human Corporation, a private entity separate from the Alliance and the Federation, known as Cybratech Industries, had laid claim to a particular star system. A star system, already settled by its current inhabitants the Hasaki Triumvirate. It was here that humanity showed its capacity for callous greed, and why so much emphasis is placed in society on the rejection of Corporate ideals. It also showed us a modicum mof respectability. When someone was being a dick... they had no trouble fucking them.

The Corporation, or simply 'Corpos' gathered a fleet of about forty ships, two of them cruisers and one Ark ship. They proceeded, without orders to bypass most security legislation, bribing their way across the galaxy and arrived in the system of Tabrisko. Two terrestrial planets, one Oceanic planet in the habitable zone, one Gas giant, two Ice planets and one newborn Molten planet. An unremarkable system by all accounts, there were thousands just like it throughout the galaxy.

The Corpos warped in and sent out a mass broadcast. "This is a public declaration. On behalf of the CybraTech Corporation, your occupation of this star system is now null and void. You will evacuate from the area immediately. You have a standard week to respond."

The sheer bastarding balls of them. A human representative was contacted and informed of the situation.

The human Ambassador, a gaunt, tall white haired gent by the name of Harley Alride, had a sneaky, unmistakable grin on his face as he spoke to the ambassador from the Hasaki Triumvirate. "So... what exactly is the issue here?"
The Hasaki Ambassador, Sings-On-Shores, was by no means amused. The lizard like reptilians blue scales flared in anger as he spoke back. "For the third time, we have a human fleet calling itself the Cybratech Corporation demanding that we surrender one of our colony worlds! I demand an explanation!"
Harley simply let out a chuckle, as if he was suppressing the desire to laugh. "Oh? Corpo rats huh? Well they are a private entity. There's nothing we can do to stop you, or them."
Sings-On-Shores was somewhat confused, but more upset and angry. "What? WHAT!?"
Harley simply said, that typical sly, 'I am up to something sneaky' grin on his face that we had become so accustomed to seeing. "What I am saying Ambassador is... That whatever you decide to do with them is entirely your decision."
Sings-On-Shores was astonished. This situation was a full invasion by galactic standards, it was the equivalent of a declaration of war. "But... They are your people! You speak for them!"
Harley's smile disappeared and his demeanor changed to one of seriousness. "Mister Ambassador with all due respect, need I remind you of Federation Colonization legislation number Seven Five Eight, Paragraph three? I quote: 'The first claimant to any star system that has the capacity to maintain any industry on that planet, has full and absolute control of its industry and inevitably, it's defense, is the sole and exclusive claimant to that star system.'" Harley said, and looked at his counterpart.
"Of course I remember the damn legislation! I helped sign that into law a hundred years ago! What the hell are you talking about!?" Sings-On-Shores demanded, his scales flustering between breaths.
"What I am saying, Sir, is that Private entities known as Corporations and other private entities can form OUTSIDE of the Alliances jurisdiction. They can get rich, get an ego the size of a cargo freighter and then suddenly decide 'I am god now, I can do what I want.' and go on a rampage. We allow it, for reasons that should be obvious. We do however... DISAVOW." Harleys last word in that statement took the Hasaki Ambassador by surprise.
"Disavow... wh-?" The entire concept for the Hasaki of private corporations operating outside of jurisdiction was as much a foreign concept to him as could be imagined.
"We allow these entities to buy their own fleets, set up shop and do what they do. they return to the Alliance eventually one way or another, Its just business. But sometimes... the rich and wealthy develop a god complex. And it is up to the normal people in the galaxy to remind them of what they really are. Lest they do stupid things." Harley responded. He looked into the monitor, and visibly closed one of his eyes in a cheeky manner, with his smile returned.
Sings-On-Shores went silent for a moment. As if processing the information. "Understood, Ambassador."
"One more thing..." Harley said. His demeanor shifted again, to a dead serious and absolute severity. "Do not fire on that Ark ship. Those people signed up for a new life, not an execution. There are children on board. We will see to it they get passage to a new colony world one way or another. But the corpo fleet? Heh... Enjoy the salvage."
Sings-On-Shores acknowledged with his own sinister grin, and closed the call.

A few hours later, a very heavily armed war fleet of the Triumvirate warped into the star system. Outnumbering and heavily outgunning the Corpo fleet. As expected, sensing danger the Ark ship immediately performed an FTL emergency jump, and vanished to the borders of the system where, a Human Alliance fleet was casually waiting for them. The corporate fleet was nothing short of obliterated by plasma cannons and heavy weapons fire from a Triumvirate dreadnought and its escorts. Nothing left but salvage and slag floating hopeless in the expanse where a salvage crew from the colony appeared and went to town.
Three thousand people were killed in that fight. Two Triumvirate ships were lost, totaling 600 losses, battleships no less. The rest were human losses. Corvettes, pickets, escort ships and mostly small low quality frigates crewed by 'Corporate drones' and contracted slave workers. As Harley said, 'nothing worth keeping.'

The human ambassadors and agents explained that rich corporations or other such entities would go mad with power, gather followers or create clone armies - highly illegal clone armies - and attempt to claim what they wanted. Human Alliance officers always knew what was going on, and made sure that one way or another, in a fair and balanced manner, they would always lose.
"In a fair and balanced manner." That sentence is almost always expressed with a certain sadistic glee.

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Entry Four: Unbelievable Charity

This event is in stark contrast to the New Haven Incident that took place some twelve years later. Humanity was now at the forefront of Galactic politics and economics. New Haven was in fact a Bakari settlement and I had been called in to help them reinforce their trade position with the local area and help them along. I was in the orbital station garrisoning the colony when I heard the call to action.
The communications arrays suddenly exploded with SOS signals, emergency alerts and warnings of every kind as a staggering earthquake hit one of the continents. Seismologists put the quake on a massive eleven point four on the scale, enough to tilt the planets axis three degrees, open two new fault lines, slow the planets rotation speed by almost a full second and cause seven subsequent volcanic detonations across the tectonic plate.
Twenty nine cities were impacted and a hundred and fifty million lives were at stake. Before I could do anything however. A message interrupted all communications directed at the local garrison.

"Distress Signal Received. This is Alliance Fleet Sons Of The Dawn responding. Admiral Beckett Gray reporting. Request permission to enter Federation airspace."
I was on the bridge with the station captain helping him organize a response at this time, and without thinking, I immediately jumped on the communicator in a response. "This is federation Ambassador Khrakhan Eld responding, permission granted."
The station captain was somewhat annoyed with me. It was not exactly polite to supplant his authority. I was only an ambassador, so he scolded me for it. "How dare you do that! This is my station! You dare break with protocol like that!"
"Captain Sundaris please, this is an emergency situation." I responded, trying to stay calm.

Before however we could argue this point, a hundred dropships, cargo ships and two planetary cruisers blasted past the station making us jump in surprise as they whizzed past us. Moments later the massive hull of one of the Alliances two kilometer long Planetary Assault Carriers rumbled past the station, its sheer size and speed causing the windows and plating on the stations hull to rattle. Very few people outside the Alliance had seen one of these magnificent beasts, and as it slipped past us we got a glimpse as to exactly why.

A strange ship with a triangular or diamond shaped hull, hangar bays on the sides, heavy armor plating with dozens of shield generators dotted the meters thick armor plating. Weapons seen only on dreadnoughts or battleships lined its side hull under the bridge section and more small craft were being hastily ejected from its side mounted hangars. Its most terrifying component was what was mounted at the front - a Spinal mounted ion cannon. I could very clearly see a tell-tale sign of an emitter array barely sticking out the front end.

It entered the planets atmosphere flawlessly and we watched in awe as a full army of humans flooded out of the ships hull as it touched ground causing a puff of dust. Two more of these PAC class ships followed, then three more after that, and one more lagging behind with various cargo ships and drop transports seemingly welded to its outer hull followed, all within moments of each other. Two more smaller craft, known as Trade Frigates or Droid Frigates, ships whose superstructure is primarily consistent of communications arrays and antennae, appeared and entered the stations orbital patterns and began transmitting commands and orders, organizing the planets scattered and broken emergency signals.

The captain and I looked at each other, mouths agape at the sight we just witnessed. Not just one of them, but SEVEN? How many of them did humanity have!?

"One hundred and thirty four. And still counting." I heard a voice behind me say.
"Wh- Pardon?" I asked, now looking at a human Marine standing in the control room.
"That's how many of those ships we have. One hundred and thirty four by last count, with drydocks and shipyards in Alliance space working to produce another six hundred within the next ten years. As per our trade agreements, one hundred of those ships will be handed over to our allies and trade partners." He said with a smile, handing me a data pad.
He must have heard the voice in my head somehow, or he just simply knew what the question was, probably having been asked it a thousand times. "Erm... Uh... Th-Thank you uh..." I cleared my throat and straightened my shoulders, attempting to compose myself. "Carry on soldier. We will coordinate with your teams on the ground and translate what we can. Not everyone on the planet understands the Galactic standard language yet, so we will do our best. Patch us in to your commslink and we will assist where we can."
"Sir yes, Sir!" The human saluted, then immediately charged back out of the station. Moments later, a new group of humans appeared and without orders, began to redirect communications and show us bodycam footage from the ground.

What followed was the single largest and most grueling disaster relief campaign in seventy years. Twenty thousand ships. Two hundred million tons of medical supplies. Six hundred million tons of food and water. Two million humans working to save the lives of a hundred million people. Three and a half months of work.

After all was said and done, as many lives saved as possible, Human constructor fleets appeared with another surprise. They called them Manufactoriums, city sized ships with no armament or defense equipment, but cargo containers, construction drones and building hardware. Twenty two of them. It wasn't a ship in the traditional sense... to be honest it looked more like a children's block building set with giant engines. Big, fat, squared boxes with various patterns of armor plating mounted on a set of giant starship thrusters.

They landed on the planets surface and began to, for lack of a better term, unpack themselves. They landed, then a system of... i guess robots, started to unpack the blocky monster. Within hours, the ships had disappeared and turned into organized and perfected geometric patterns. They essentially made a prepackaged city and flew it out to act as a replacement for the city that was destroyed. Millions homeless, now almost instantly rehoused.

All the humans asked for in return was that we honor trade agreements and maintain the Alliance.

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And so here we stand, many decades into the greatest and hopefully longest lasting friendship in history as Humanity rapidly carves itself into our hearts and our minds, with their increasingly erratic and interesting behavior. They are the only species in galactic history - that we are aware of anyway - to not immediately attempt to forge a galactic hegemony or engage in a genocide without due cause.

They are also one of extremely few species that everybody likes. Most like their presence or enjoy their company. Some simply ignore them. The few that don't like them are quick to change their minds when rescuers or negotiators arrive when a problem shows up.

Humans are here to stay. Hopefully for a damn long time.

Final Log: Khrakhan Eld, Jukhanian Ambassador to the Human Alliance. Stardate - Human Year 2386.
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2023.03.30 18:44 boycott_nestingdolls AI Itinerary for 2 day stopover in Dublin - how did they do?

We've got a 2 day stopover planned while travelling to a wedding in May. I was curious to give Chat GPT a try to see if it could piece together a first pass itinerary. I asked it to make a 2 day itinerary for people interested in running and beer, with a stop included at the 40 Foot for swimming (top priority as regular swimmers and Bad Sisters fans).
How did Chat GPT do? Anything here that is totally inaccurate, not feasible, or a terrible suggestion? Anything you would suggest swapping in that's more worthwhile?
For reference, I haven't been through Dublin in about 20 years, so I'm treating it as essentially a first visit. My S/O has never been. We have not booked accommodation yet but are looking around Merrion Square Park.
Thanks for any feedback or suggestions!
Day 1: Morning: Start the day with a scenic morning run along the Grand Canal, which runs through the heart of Dublin. The path is flat and well-maintained, and you'll be able to take in the sights of the city as you jog. After your run, head to The Bald Barista for a delicious breakfast and coffee. This cozy cafe is known for its excellent espresso and pastries, and it's the perfect place to fuel up for the day ahead.
Afternoon: Take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse, where you'll learn about the history of Ireland's most famous beer and how it's made. The tour includes a tasting of several different types of Guinness, and you'll have the opportunity to pour your own pint. After the tour, head to the rooftop Gravity Bar for stunning views of the city while you enjoy your beer.
Evening: For dinner, head to The Porterhouse, a craft brewery that also serves great food. Their beer selection is extensive, and you can sample a variety of different styles, including stouts, IPAs, and lagers. After dinner, take a stroll through Temple Bar, Dublin's vibrant cultural quarter. You'll find live music, street performers, and plenty of bars and pubs where you can sample more Irish beer.
Day 2: Morning: Start the day with another run, this time along the scenic coast at Sandymount Strand. The beach is located just south of the city center and offers stunning views of Dublin Bay. After your run, head to Brother Hubbard for breakfast. This popular cafe serves up delicious, healthy food and excellent coffee.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon swimming and sunbathing at the 40 Foot at Sandycove Beach. This popular swimming spot is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, and the water is surprisingly warm. After your swim, head to nearby Dun Laoghaire for lunch at The Old Punch Bowl. This traditional Irish pub serves excellent seafood and has a great selection of local beer.
Evening: For your final night in Dublin, head to The Cobblestone, a traditional Irish pub that's famous for its live music sessions. You'll find traditional Irish music and dancing, and the atmosphere is lively and fun. If you're feeling hungry, grab a late-night snack at Leo Burdock's, a popular fish and chip shop that's been serving up delicious food since 1913.
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2023.03.30 18:42 Gorio1961 Meth conversion lab operating at 25000 block of Gaskell Road in the Neenach/Rosamond busted!

Meth conversion lab operating at 25000 block of Gaskell Road in the Neenach/Rosamond busted!
On March 28, 2023, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Kern County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (KC-HIDTA), along with agents from FBI-Stockton, HSI- Bakersfield, DEA-Bakersfield, United States Border Patrol, and detectives from the HIDTA-SHINE Initiative, executed a search warrant on a methamphetamine conversion lab operating at a large rural property in the 25000 block of Gaskell Road in the Neenach/Rosamond area of Kern County. Members of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kern County Probation Department also assisted in the execution of the search warrant and the arrest of the subjects involved in operating the clandestine methamphetamine lab.
As units were approaching the property, surveillance units identified several known involved vehicles leaving the property. Members of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were directed into the location of a late model Chevrolet Suburban, which had been identified previously in the investigation to conduct an enforcement stop. Detectives and agent arrived at the property a short time later to execute the search warrant and saw two subjects later identified as Edgar Bernal, (age 28) from Mexicali, Mexico and Juan Gonzalez, (age 23) from Mexicali, Mexico fleeing the property on foot into the rural mountain area. Both Edgar Bernal and Juan Gonzalez were quickly apprehended without incident by members of the Kern County Probation Department.
The subsequent traffic stop was conducted on the Chevrolet Suburban by Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in the area of 170th Street West and West Avenue A. Marcos Sandoval, (age 39) of Mexicali, Mexico was found to be the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 758 pounds of methamphetamine packaged and concealed in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Members of the DEA-Western Laboratory, Kern County Environmental Heath and KC-HIDTA assessed the hazards of the methamphetamine conversion lab and began processing the property for evidence while dismantling the conversion lab. Detectives located and seized an additional 121 pounds of finished crystal methamphetamine and approximately 350 pounds of methamphetamine currently in a meth/ liquid solution state. Several rifles and handguns were seized from the residence/lab.
This investigation resulted in the dismantling of a large-scale clandestine methamphetamine conversion lab/operation and was the result of a lengthy and collaborative investigation conducted by investigators of the United States Border Patrol, HSI-Calexico, HSI-Bakersfield, FBI-Stockton, DEA-Bakersfield, the HIDTA-SHINE Initiative and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, KC-HIDTA Task Force. Members of Kern County Code Compliance responded and during their investigation found numerous building code violations. Based on the violations, the structures and outbuildings on the large property were deemed unsafe for occupancy and posted by Kern County Code Compliance.
Marcos Sandoval (age 39) from Mexicali, Mexico, Edgar Bernal (age 28) from Mexicali, Mexico, and Juan Gonzalez (age 23) from Mexicali, Mexico were arrested and booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Central Receiving Facility jail for the following charges: manufacturing a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, possession of a controlled substance while being armed and conspiracy to commit a crime.
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2023.03.30 18:38 siqbal01 Im burnt out

I fucking suck at restricting. Since January its been a constant restrict/binge cycle that has led me to the same weight.
Ive had night sweats every time I sleep again, since January, and grind my teeth at night so I never wake up rested. I have to give up weed so i stop my binges which means I need to monitor my caffeine intake which means im tired ALL THE TIME.
Im also bloated constantly. In OctobeNovember I was the same weight and looked tremendous. Now I look like a bloated mule. So I had to stop taking the preworkout I have because im afraid its the creatine.
I hurt my ankle two weeks ago and then last week until how have been suffering a horrible sinus infection. Because im still sick i cant get my blood tests done that I finally motivated myself to schedule, because my cortisol levels will be inaccurate.
I have two days to myself every week. Saturday and Monday. That’s it. Its either work or school or a combination of both. Those days need to be filled with school work and doing all of the other things I need to do in life like grocery shopping and cleaning (because my apartment mate cannot clean for shit and im just over it) and more often than not im so burned out I only get 25-50% of what I need done and then I stress about how much I need to do and how lazy I am.
Currently had to remind myself to stop clenching my jaw because that is another thing I do.
Im fucking up in school. Im fucking up at work. I have no control over food. I dont spend time with any of my friends. My most frequent social interaction is with the guy im seeing and even then I feel like im a drag if my mood shifts bc I remembered what FUCK shit is going on. He’s in such an amazing place and i dont want to be a mood killer and push away the one good thing I have so now I have to make sure to reel it in and not show how fucking miserable I am.
I feel like I can’t breath.
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2023.03.30 18:32 M0N5T3R_5N1P3R_ Price Change and Mod Flex updates

Price Change and Mod Flex updates
Idk about y'all but I get done price changes 1000x faster on the TC then these stupid fucking phones. What are y'all thoughts on this.
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2023.03.30 18:32 dunc31599 [REQUEST] Tarzan BP's - M71

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2023.03.30 18:31 Skips-mamma-llama Can you help me find shorts?

I've always ran in leggings or capris but I want to start running in shorts. I tried a pair that I have and after a mile my thighs were chafing and raw and I had to stop.
I'm just moving from an L to a M. 5'3 with thick thighs.
Do you guys like bike shorts spandex shorts or long loose shorts? And what length? I've seen that a lot of people recommend body glide but if I'm going dusty trail runs well this mix with the dust and give me muddy streaky legs?
I would love a pair I can buy on Amazon because I'm rural and don't have anywhere close that I can shop in person so I need something with a good return policy on case I need to switch sizes.
Also I need at least one pocket for my phone.
I searched here and in the regular running sub and saw a few pairs recommended but I'm still so unsure.
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2023.03.30 18:24 cbander [H]The Smurfs - Mission Vileaf and other games [W] Tunguska: The Visitation and other game offers

All Games Below are Steam Keys unless noted by it and are gotten from places Like, Humble and Fanatical in and out of Bundles.
I am Mainly looking for games I do not own, ones at least Playable on the Steam Deck are ones I will more likely trade for. I will also take tf2key offers but please no low balls.
I will only Trade for Games I do not own, I do not want keys for Games I own since I would have to trade those for other games. An since there is no way to check if a Key is Valid without activating it they are worthless to me.
Have
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\* Will keep if I do not get a good offer)
March 2023 Choice Leftovers
Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Bundle Leftovers
I may of missed some the games from the bundle I will be going through the bundle list again and will add ones I missed Some that I do not own I may keep so I will update that info too. The 3 bigger games I already used the keys for since that's the main reason I bought the bundle.
Humble Choice, January 2023 Leftovers (If I don't get good offers on these I will keep them)
Older Games
Humble Choice, August 2022 Leftovers
Humble Choice, May 2022 Leftovers
Stand with Ukraine Bundle Leftovers, I may have missed a few or listed ones I did not mean to, I will update the List when I go through the bundle more.
Other Games
DLCs
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Software DLCs
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Wanted
Below are just a few of the games I am looking for, there are a lot more, so don't just think these are all I am looking for. If you have something else to trade, make me an offer, I will look through what you got and let you know.
DLCs
https://www.reddit.com/IGSRep/comments/rvbetl/cbanders_igs_rep_page/
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2023.03.30 18:19 TotallyBlueIt 20F's solo 14 days in Tokyo itinerary check, February 2024

Hi everybody, I'm planning a solo trip to Japan for February 2024. I've started my planning really early because this is my first ever solo trip and I wanted to allow lots of time to find anything extra that I wanted to do (E.G. a month ago I didn't even know about Hakone, I've learned a lot from reading this subreddit!)
I'm a HUGE anime nerd, my favorite is Sailor Moon. I'm hoping to find some 90s Sailor Moon merch at Mandarake. I also like shopping and arcades, but I don't wanna go to Japan just to see the inside of a mall lol.
I want to add that I can't eat pork and I'm not particularly fond of seafood, so any restaurant recommendations would be very helpful! I really wanna try Mont Blanc (no one sells it in my city!) so any suggestions for that would be appreciated as well. :)
I've tried to plan everything so that everything I'm doing on a given day is in the same area; would love to hear if there's anything I should add, remove, or move around!
DAY 1: Arrive in Japan. Depending on the time of day, maybe check out Character Street if it’s early enough; otherwise I’m really just planning to get to my hotel and get some rest
DAY 2: Ghibli museum
Shirohige Cream Puff Factory (closes at 7)
Nakano Broadway
Donguri Republic in Chuo (ghibli store) (closes at 9)
DAY 3: Shinjuku
Meiji Jingu shrine + grounds
bookstore opens at 10:30, fruits parlor opens at 11
Shinjuku Kinokuniya Bookstore! I’d like to find a manga magazine…
Takano Fruits Parlor
Shinjuku Marui Annex
Tokyo Metropolitan building in the evening
Omoide Yokocho for dinner
DAY 4: Daytrip to Kamakura:
Breakfast at Chocolate Bank - opens at 8am
Walk to Hokokuji (Bamboo grove)
Komachi-dori street
Sasuke Inari Shrine
Back to Tokyo
DAY 5: Imperial palace in the morning
Senso-ji and the shopping street leading up to it
Sanrio Gift Gate
Character Street if I missed it on day 1
Possibly going to Akihabara if I get done with everything else earlier than expected, since it’s fairly close by
DAY 6: Harajuku
Pompompurin Cafe
La Foret (Sailor Moon store <3)
Candy Stripper
Closet Child?
Kinji [Harajuku Branch]
Kiddyland
DAY 7: Hakone daytrip
Hakone Ropeway (Owakudani)
Hakone Glass Forest - opens at 10
Hakone Open Air Museum - opens at 10
Hakone Yuryo onsen - opens at 10, presumably will take ~2hrs.
Then get back to the train station, grab dinner before heading back in to Tokyo. (i think ill be hungry after the onsen lol)
Haikara Chinese Nisshintei for dinner (closes at 8) OR Hatsuhana Soba Honten (closes at 6:45)
DAY 8:
Hachiko Statue (I want a picture of it in the morning, would 7am be a good enough time to get there to avoid the crowd?)
Starbucks in Shibuya
Shibuya 109
Don Quijote
Tokyo Comedy Bar
DAY 9:
Ueno park + Museums; some museum choices include:
-Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
-National Museum of Nature and Science
-Tokyo National Museum
babe wake up it’s time for Sanrio Garden Cafe in Ueno
Ameyoko Street
DAY 10: Odaiba
TEAMLABS Borderless in the morning
Miraikan
Small Worlds Tokyo for the Sailor Moon exhibit
Concert in Shimokitazawa?
https://www.japan-experience.com/all-about-japan/tokyo/nightlife/shimokitazawa
DAY 11: Akihabara! More figure shopping.
New figure shops: Amiami (tax-free shopping), Volks Akihabara Tengoku (lots of displays), Animate (Ikebukuro flagship store), Gamers
Used figure shops: Mandarake, Lashinbang, Suruga-ya
Radio Kaikan,
HEY! Taito Arcade
DAY 12: Kawazu
Cherry tree festival
Stop in Izu on the way back to Tokyo for Izu Teddy Bear Museum [closes at 5]
DAY 13: Last day in Tokyo. Go back to something I really liked. If you want extra time in Shibuya, Harajuku… this is the time to do it!
DAY 14: Go home! Maybe have 1 really nice last meal in Japan + LAST chance to repeat anything/buy more souvenirs (most flights leave in the evening so I should have at least until the afternoon)
Thank you for any advice/answers!!
**edited for formatting
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2023.03.30 18:18 ShamanismIsTheWay Shamanism is the Way - Alternatives beyond BiS DPS boost

(Sorry in advance for the throw away account. I'm a closet Runescape player and can't let my public feed know what I do behind closed doors.)

Jmods have REPEATEDLY said that there is nothing about each proposal that is set in stone. So why do people keep focusing on the same darn things over and over again? I've seen countless posts about how Shamanism will "power creep bis gear even more" or "gatekeep pvm if you don't have the best buffs". But if that's not something you want (and I don't think Jagex wants it either), then it DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THERE. Here are some alternative thoughts:
- Group PvM mechanical buffs: Think TOA red gem. A player has a [ buff ] that helps their teammates but requires some planning. Maybe you drop a "totem of aggression" that forces a boss to focus on you for X seconds, but you take extra damage for the duration. This allows your group to run in close and bgs spec without worry about a melee counterattack.
Or maybe you have a "healing oil" on your weapon that gives it a new special attack where instead of your attacks dealing damage to the boss, any dps you do gets split and heals people around you.
- Group PvM / Raiding not your style? That's fine. How about a "graceful" buff to your bandos armor that makes it weigh nothing (please bring back fashionscape)? Or a "tiki of intimidation" that makes all mobs move at half speed? Opens up a bunch of new kiting options. Maybe the long trek down to the DK's isn't your style. Open a portal to the spirit realm and pop back out near the ladder. (Or inside Varrock West bank... in the basement... somewhere.)
- Don't like PvM at all you snowflake? Sure thing. Put an "everlasting oil" buff on your axe - trees now get an extended X seconds of time before they deplete. Equip an "icon of skilling" that makes your non-combat skill buffs stop decreasing so you can get a permanent dragon pick +3 mining buff. (Doesn't apply to +5 stews for some reason. Evil Dave doesn't think Shamanism is evil enough, sorry.)

"Great ideas!" you say, "but that doesn't stop the 'BuffScape' requirement of having 30 buffs to be viable for [ Activity ]." In response, I would say who in their right mind would forget to implement a limiting system? Maybe totems with the same name can't be dropped within 2 minutes of each other, even after the first totem's effect ran out? Perhaps each [ Shamanism Buff ] comes with a tiepoint value and you can only have 5 points worth of buffs at a time? There's ways to mitigate this so it doesn't end up being OP or tedious.
Again, literally nothing is set in stone. They WANT us to mold the skill into something we want, using the base proposal as a STARTING point. Think Shamanism supply gathering sounds tedious? Give feedback that you want parts of it to be buyable like other production skills. That's fine! Worried about 300+ items coming into the game all at once? That's reasonable - let's ask that they cut that number down by using pre-existing dead content items or lower tiered PvM drops instead. Revive the economy and give "useless" content purpose.
Shamanism presents us with so many options to explore, and it's a little disheartening to see everyone focus on the negatives of "OMG this is OP". It doesn't have to be. We get to decide.
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2023.03.30 18:15 NotARobot_13 Name Redacted Red Sox Season Tracker: Opening Day Series (3/29/23)

Happy Opening Day, Sox fans. To celebrate, I thought I'd start a tracker for this season, including the guys' series predictions and their records (basically the Stop n' Shop look ahead), the KKSMVP tracker, and some stupid and random stats that I think are fun. Please feel free to send feedback of stuff I should add to this, or stuff that you don't think is relevant. I hope at least a couple people enjoy this. Without further adieu, here is the first "Name Redacted" Red Sox Season Tracker:
Series Recap:
N/A (this is where I will put the game results and everyone's series predictions/records throughout the season, and the KKSMVP:
Klark's Ketchup Series MVP: N/A
Ketchup Packets: N/A
Season Total: N/A
Stop n' Shop Look Ahead (hold on to your damn tangerines):
Baltimore Orioles (0-0) Boston Red Sox (0-0)
Game 1 (Thursday, 2:10pm) Kyle Gibson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Corey Kluber (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game 2 (Saturday, 4:10pm) Dean Kremer (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Chris Sale (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game 3 (Sunday, 1:35pm) Cole Irvin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Tanner Houck (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Series Predictions:
Prediction Season Record
Jared Sox Sweep 0-0
Tyler Sox Win 2/3 0-0
Jake Sox Sweep 0-0
Pete N/A 0-0
Dumb Stats that Don't Mean Much:
Uniform Watch
Uniform Record
Home Whites 0-0
Red Tops 0-0
Away Grays 0-0
Navy Tops 0-0
Consider this the template for when they start playing games. Again, I hope at least a couple of you find this interesting.
Happy Opening Day, and Go SOX!
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2023.03.30 18:02 dotsquaredot [Itinerary check] Chugoku + Kansai

We're both in our 20s and are planning to visit Japan this November. This is my third visit to Kyoto and second visit to Hiroshima - everything else is new. Our interests are pretty basic (nature, interesting architecture and cafes, art etc.) We plan to travel out of our backpacks for most of the trip, but may keep a small suitcase with us that we'll probably forward from Okayama to our Kyoto accomodation. Planning to use the JR Sanyo Sanin pass for the first week and ICOCA for the second.
Questions:
  1. Are any of these days too packed, and is there a better way of arranging them to reduce travel time?
  2. Is it possible to have suitcases sent to baggage storage desks i.e. the one at Kyoto station?
  3. Is 1.5 days enough time on Naoshima Island to see the main sights? We'll be on foot + shuttle bus.
  4. Could we add on dinner in Osaka to the end of a Nara daytrip or is this too ambitious?
  5. Are there any opportunities to include kabuki theatre in our itinerary? Minamiza theatre appears to only have showings in early December based on previous years.
  6. Most of our trip is sightseeing - are there any unique activities or experiences that would be worth adding? I've come across a couple (Betty Smith custom jeans experience, Aohota Jam Deck etc.) but I'm wondering if there's something I've missed.
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ARRIVAL (Sat 18/11): Arrive in KIX ~7pm. Stay overnight in Shin-Osaka area.
HIROSHIMA (Sun 19/11): Shinkansen to Hiroshima. Shukkien +/- Hiroshima Castle. Hondori area. Peace Park (we've already seen the museum on a previous trip). Stay overnight in Hiroshima.
OKUNOSHIMA (Mon 20/11): Day trip to Okunoshima. Stay overnight in Hiroshima.
KURASHIKI (Tues 21/11): Shinkansen to Kurashiki (1hr). Ohashi's house, Ohara museum, cafes, denim street and canal ride. Stay overnight in Kurashiki area (near Bikan quarter).
NAOSHIMA (Wed 22/11): Train to Uno Port + ferry to Naoshima (1.5hrs). Arthouses, Benesse House, Seaside gallery. Stay overnight on Naoshima.
TESHIMA (Thurs 23/11): Chichu Museum. Ferry to Teshima around midday. Teshima Art Museum. Head back to mainland and stay overnight near Okayama station.
KINOSAKI ONSEN (Fri 24/11): Early morning visit to Korakuen. Mid morning shinkansen/train to Kinosaki Onsen via Hamakaze (2.5hrs). Street food +/- Kinosaki ropeway. Stay overnight in a ryokan.
INE (Sat 25/11): Morning train to Amanohashidate + bus to Ine (2.5hrs). No specific plans - just aim to walk around. Stay overnight in Ine.
AMANOHASHIDATE (Sun 26/11): Boatride around Ine. Bus to Amanohashidate (north end of sandbar). Walk along sandbar then visit Viewland. Train to Kyoto in evening (2.5hrs). Stay overnight in Kyoto (Sanjo area).
KYOTO (Mon 27/11-Fri 1/12):
- Arashiyama: Walk from Otagi Nenbutsuji down to Monkey Park with aim to make stops along the way i.e. Gioji, Okochi Sanso Garden.
- Nara: The usual sights - Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Nara Park and if time and energy permit Mt Wakakusa.
- Higashiyama: Start at Ginkakuji -> Philosopher's Path -> Eikando -> Gion -> Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. We'll be making stops along the way to eat and rest +/- any interesting temples. I've left Kiyomizudera out here because we're thinking of visiting the night illumination.
- Remaining 2 days are unplanned for now but since we're flying out late Friday night, we'll probably reserve Friday for shopping.
Thank you in advance!
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2023.03.30 18:01 Uhtcearish Inside Community Funds: How r/povertyfinance increased food security in their community

Inside Community Funds: How povertyfinance increased food security in their community
Community Funds is a unique Reddit program that empowers real people and passionate communities with funding to bring their ideas to life. We’re excited to kick off a new series where we’ll dive deep into community projects and events that were supported by the program and have made an impact in people’s lives and communities. Prepare to be inspired!
In our first post, we had a lovely conversation with one of the lead moderators of povertyfinance who shared more about the creative process behind their Community Funds proposal and how it came to fruition through the program.

Please introduce yourself, the community you’re representing, and what your Community Funds project was all about.

My name is u/AMothraDayInParadise. The community is povertyfinance and our project was to give away 500 CostCo memberships in the US, Canada, and the UK to folks who would benefit most.
Fun fact: it took nine months for this project to be completed and in that time a mod moved to another country and another one adopted a cat!

Tell us how you became a mod of povertyfinance.

povertyfinance picks their mods by tagging people who are good contributors, so that in the future when we need new mods, the head mod will reach out and say, “Hey, we tagged you as a good contributor. Do you want to join?” So, one night I got that message out of the blue and I said “Sign my soul away! Sure!” And that’s how I became a moderator of povertyfinance.

How did you learn about the Funds program, and what made you decide to apply?

I learned about Community Funds during a Mod Summit. I thought, “How could we make this work for us?” We decided then and there that we were going to apply, but first we needed to figure out what we were going to do to make it happen.

How did you come up with the idea for this giveaway?

I was shopping at Sam’s Club in the United States. My husband was unemployed due to COVID (he was a substitute teacher). Because of that, we ended up getting the unemployment check and we were able to purchase a membership to Sam’s Club, which we couldn’t afford to go to before. As I’m walking through and comparing the prices I realized that would maybe be a good thing to bring to Community Funds!
When talking to the other mods, they asked if we should ping the community first. We don’t want a “Feeding the Hippo” situation, which is a TED Talk everyone should look at. We put up a little inquiry on our subreddit and a lot of people said they wanted a membership to a warehouse club. So, we did Costco memberships with the knowledge that they operate in the three countries that make up the vast majority of redditors in our sub.

What was the most meaningful part of the project? Why?

Hand-delivering one membership to someone in my town. It was really meaningful to know that somebody from my community is going to benefit from this. I can see the direct impact on my own community.

What advice would you give people with project ideas who are interested in applying to CommunityFunds?

  1. Overestimate the time you need to complete it. We thought it would take about two months, maximum three months, from the end of the giveaway to having everything completed. It’s better to overestimate than underestimate how much time you need, because life is going to get in the way.
  2. Make sure that the work doesn’t fall on one mod, if possible.
  3. [When working with a third party], don’t assume that something that’s true [about how they operate] in one country is exactly the same in another country. We discovered that when working with Costco in the U.K.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for things. We asked if we could have 5 to 10 memberships and were really nervous and unsure about applying. But when we did, a Reddit admin came back to us and said, “How about 500?” I was like yes, sure!

Did working on this project bring your community together in new ways? If so, how is the community stronger after working on the project?

Folks who didn’t win have stopped by the notification posts about the winners and have congratulated others. There were also some winners who said, “Actually, I feel there are other people more in need of it than I am.” They said that if they saved or budgeted, they could get it, and there were folks who might not be able to. There have been around 30-40 of those in the US alone.
We did have a problem connecting with members of other communities, and finding other communities that let us cross-post was really hard. We just want to make sure this can get out where it needs to get out. Some people were really concerned about the amount of information we needed and what we did to protect it, so that was pretty good to know, too.

Is there anything else that you’d tell people about Community Funds?

  1. If folks are on the fence, they should post in CommunityFunds to ask their questions! We probably didn’t approach Community Funds for two months because we didn’t know if our project would follow the rules.
  2. You should open a separate bank account, even temporarily. I didn’t do that and had to check all my outgoings against a spreadsheet every few weeks to make sure it’s still correct. It’s been a big fear of mine that I accidentally spend the money, so if I were to do this again, I would open a bank account solely for the funds so I don’t have to worry about that! *
  3. People should read the contract. I literally printed it off and highlighted things to make sure I was very cognizant, because it’s my name on the contract. I made the other mods read it as well, because they were going to be involved too.
A big thank you to u/AMothraDayInParadise and povertyfinance for undertaking this project! If you have any questions about their project, please ask below. And if you and your community have a Community Funds idea, share it in CommunityFunds!
\* Note from Reddit: We empower communities to manage their finances however best suits their needs. Our recommendation for funds management is to ensure that mod teams are financially transparent with their community.

Pictured: the Canadian Costco memberships
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2023.03.30 18:00 crakhamster01 Hokkaido Itinerary - May 2023

Hey all! I'm traveling to Japan from the end of April through mid-May this year. Since it's my third time visiting Japan, I wanted to explore either Kyushu or Hokkaido, and in this post I wanted to get feedback on my proposed Hokkaido itinerary.
For some context on what me and my partner are interested in - we both enjoy trying local cuisine, shopping (small boutiques, crafts, etc.), and enjoying nature/hiking. My partner doesn't quite like hiking as much as I do, so I'm hoping to strike a good balance with this part of the trip! (e.g. maybe 2 or 3 hikes).
Some questions I had about this itinerary:
Thank you!

Itinerary:
4/27 - 4/28
4/29
4/30
5/1
5/2
5/3
5/4
5/5

5/6
  • Origin: Sapporo
  • Destination: Furano
  • Travel time: 2hr by driving
    • Arrive mid-day
  • Pick up car and depart Sapporo in the morning
  • Ningle Terrace
  • Furano Cheese Factory
  • Furano Winery
5/7
  • Stay in Furano
  • Visit Daisetsuzan National Park (30m)
  • Shirogane Pond (30m)
5/8
  • Origin: Furano
  • Destination: Tomamu
  • Travel time: 70m by driving
  • Arrive afternoon, grab lunch and explore
  • Early bedtime to wake up early the next day
5/9
  • Origin: Tomamu
  • Destination: Kushiro
  • Travel time: 2hr 30m by driving
  • Early morning take gondola up to Unkai Terrace
  • Arrive Kushiro mid-day
  • Lake Akan/Mashu and visit the marshlands if there's time
  • Kushiro Ramen
5/10
  • Origin: Kushiro
  • Destination: Tokyo
  • Grab breakfast in Kushiro and then make our way to the airport
5/11 - 5/16
  • Stay in Tokyo
5/17
  • Travel back to NYC
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2023.03.30 17:58 thatguy9921 Assaulted at work by shoplifter. Police don’t seem to be doing anything and company hasn’t done anything

I work in a shop, a few weeks ago I tried to stop a regular shop lifter and he punched me in the face and ran off. Reported to police and cctv footage sent to them. They have his name and address. Company has done absolutely nothing and it doesn’t seem like the police will do. This man comes in the shop stealing things every day. Is there anything I can do?
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2023.03.30 17:54 BillReel Joseph Smith's First Vision in Context: A Comparative Analysis

Joseph Smith's First Vision in Context: A Comparative Analysis
This post is connected the the episode we did on Mormonism Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpl11qiv-28
A.) Joseph Smith’s First Vision did not occur in a vacuum
  1. Burned Over District
  2. Second Great Awakening
    1. visions of divine beings
    2. Mysticism
    3. speaking in tongues
    4. falling down
    5. bodily shaking
    6. visions
    7. A number of these new religious groups, now called “restorationists,” similarly believed that their churches were the restored church of Jesus Christ.
B.) Contemporary First Visions
  1. Elias Smith
    1. (17 June 1769 – 29 June 1846) was a preacher, physician, journalist and clergyman. Smith, along with the preacher Abner Jones, founded a group of Christian Churches in New England that eventually merged with other like-minded, regional groups to become the denomination known as the Christian Connexion. Smith founded The Herald of Gospel Liberty in 1808. Smith spent his later years as a vigorous proponent and practitioner of the Thomsonian system of herbal medicine, though he and Thomson had a public dispute and falling out in 1827
    2. His Book Image“went into the woods one morning after a stick of timber … as I walked along a large log that lay above the snow, my foot slipped and I fell partly under the log … While in this situation, a light appeared to shine from heaven, not only into my head, but into my heart. This was something very strange to me, and what I had never experienced before. My mind seemed to rise in that light to the throne of God and the Lamb, and while thus gloriously led, what appeared to my understanding was expressed in Rev. xiv. 1. “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” The Lamb once slain appeared to my understanding, and while viewing him, I felt such love to him as I never felt to any thing earthly. My mind was calm and at peace with God through the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. The view of the Lamb on mount Sion gave me joy unspeakable and full of glory. It is not possible for me to tell how long I remained in that situation, as every thing earthly was gone from me for some time. After admiring the glory of the Lamb for some time, I began to think of the situation my body was in, and rose up to return home. Looking around me, every object was changed, and a bright glory appeared on every thing around me. All things praised God with me.”

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  1. Billy Hibbard
    1. “I thought how happy must Jesus Christ have been when he suffered for sinners. It would yield some satisfaction to me, if my misery can be a cause of happiness to others; but when I came to the place of prayer, had kneeled down, and closed my eyes, with my hands uplifted toward the heavens, I saw Jesus Christ at the right hand of God looking down upon me, and God the Father looking upon him. The look of Jesus on me removed the burden of my sins, while he spoke these words, “Be faithful until death and this shall be thy place of rest.” I never had seen Jesus Christ before, nor heard his voice, nor ever had a sense of his intercession at the right hand of God for me till now.”
    2. Later recounting a dream “saw heaven open, and Jesus at the right hand of God, and the Heavenly hosts surrounding the throne, adoring the Father and the Son in the most sublime strains”
    3. “And we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father … And saw the holy angels, and them who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God, and the Lamb, who worship him forever and ever”

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  1. NORRIS STEARNS 1789-1845
    1. “At length, as I lay apparently upon the brink of eternal woe, seeing nothing but death before me, suddenly there came a sweet flow of the love of God to my soul, which gradually increased. At the same time, there appeared a small gleam of light in the room, above the brightness of the sun, then at his meridian, which grew brighter and brighter: As this light and love increased, my sins began to separate, and the Mountain [of sin] removed towards the east. At length, being in an ecstasy of joy, I turned to the other side of the bed, (whether in the body or out I cannot tell, God knoweth) there "I saw two spirits, which I knew at the first sight. But if I had the tongue of an Angel I could not describe their glory, for they brought the joys of heaven with them. One was God, my Maker, almost in bodily shape like a man. His face was, as it were a flame of Fire, and his body, as it had been a Pillar and a cloud. In looking steadfastly to discern features, I could see none, but a small glimpse would appear in some other place. Below him stood Jesus Christ my Redeemer, in perfect shape like a man---His face was not ablaze, but had the countenance of fire, being bright and shining. His Father's will appeared to be his! All was condescension, peace, and love."I was filled with the sacred flame, and the glory of God; I thought one spark more in my soul would have destroyed this mortal frame!! I was happy!!! happy!!! happy!!! I wanted ten thousand tongues to sing their sweet, their glorious praise!! It was a heaven here below for the space of half an hour!! But how infinitely short must I come of describing their glory, for want of language to paint my feelings! For the joys of Heaven so far surpass all bounds of description, or human conception, that christians here below come infinitely short of forming a competent idea of the joys that await the righteous: ‘Eye hath not seen, Ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive of those good things, the Father hath prepared for them that love him.'”
    2. Norris Stearns, experienced the vision and published it in 1815, in Greenfield, Massachusetts---not far from where the Joseph Smith Senior family lived in Vermont. The most intriguing aspect of Stearns' "vision," is how he described the Father and the Son as two separate, distinct, human-like personages. LDS leaders have insisted separate beings in the godhead was one of the "truths" that had been lost from the world until Joseph Smith's First Vision. It was a major point in the late apostle Hugh B. Brown's 1950's sermon "Profile of a Prophet." Joseph could have been inspired by Stearns, or some other contemporary source.
    3. Parallels

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  1. John Samuel Thompson ?-?
    1. a teacher at the Palmyra Academy, declared in 1825, Jesus appeared “in a glare of brightness exceeding tenfold the brilliancy of the meridian [noonday] sun.” The Lord told him, “I commission you to go and tell mankind that I am come; and bid every man to shout victory.”

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  1. Asa Wild 1823 - ?
    1. Asa Wild was almost a dozen years older than Joseph Smith, and it is probable the two never met. Like Joseph, Wild was born in Vermont—in 1794 at West Fairlee, about twenty miles northeast of Joseph’s birthplace of Sharon. Most of what we know about Asa Wild comes from a pamphlet he published in 1824, entitled A Short Sketch of the Religious Experience and Spiritual Travels of Asa Wild, of Amsterdam, N. Y. - BYU Article “The “Prognostication” of Asa Wild”
    2. It seemed as if my mind…was struck motionless, as well as into nothing, before the awful and glorious majesty of the Great Jehovah. He then spake…He also told me, that every denomination of professing christians had become extremely corrupt....
  2. Solomon Chamberlain (Meridian Magazine Quoting Richard Bushman)
    1. “Dissatisfied with the religions he had tried, Chamberlin prayed for further guidance, and in 1816, according to his account, "the Lord revealed to me in a vision of the night an angel," whom Chamberlin asked about the right way. The angel told him that the churches were corrupt and that God would soon raise up an apostolic church. Chamberlin printed up an account of his visions and was still distributing them and looking for the apostolic church when he stopped in Palmyra.”

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  1. Charles Grandison Finney (First coins term burned over district)
    1. Major parallels between Smith and Finney
    2. Visited palmyra in 1831 (hosea stout)Parrallels1.) Finney felt despair over the eternal state of his soul2.) Finney chose and went into a "grove of woods" to pour out his soul in solitude3.) Upon making his petition Finney found that he could not pray. When he attempted to pray he became "dumb," having "nothing to say to God." Rustling of leaves nearby led him to believe that other individuals were in his presence. Ultimately that thought led him to such a sense of conviction of personal wickedness that it took possession of him. Charles attempted to pray several times without success, leading him to the verge of despair. He recollected that "a great sinking and discouragement came over me at this point, and I felt almost too weak to stand upon my knees."4.) Finney saw a light and Jesus Christ appeared to him5.) Charles Finney also endured persecution for sharing his experience

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  1. Francis Gladden Bishop (We Covered in prior episode)
In “Mormonism LIVE: 110: Francis Gladden Bishop - Succession Crisis, Orgies, & Sacred Relics” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EL31hPn6m0&t ) we discussed his early spiritual experiences that led to him believing his mothers prophecies that he was the “Flying Roll” and even included him claiming he was ordained by Nephi and two other Nephite Disciple Heavenly Messengers who came in the identity of Peter James and John.
  1. Alexander Campbell described the experiences he was hearing others have
  2. Enthusiasm flourishes.... This man was regenerated when asleep, by a vision of the night. That man heard a voice in the woods, saying, 'Thy sins be forgiven thee.' A third saw his Savior descending to the tops of the trees at noon day" (The Christian Baptist, Vol. 1, pp.148-49).

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3. James Brewster 1826–1909
  1. In 1836, at the age of 10, Brewster began to claim that he had been visited by the Angel Moroni, the same angel that Joseph Smith claimed had led him to the golden plates. In November 1837, due to his persistent claims of being a prophet, Brewster was disfellowshipped from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at age 11. (Joseph has had enough of kids claiming visions)
  2. And he creates a book of scripturehttps://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2041501
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MY FAVORITE
  1. James G Marsh 1832-1833
    1. His obituary mentions him seeing God the father and Christ both at 9 years old in 1832 (same year as Smith's first recounting a first vision)“It seems that the Lord had respect unto this lover of righteousness, for when he was but about nine years of age, he had a remarkable vision, in which he talked with the Father and many of the ancient prophets face to face, and beheld the Son of God coming in his glory.

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  1. Joseph only days or weeks later dictates his 1838 account where he too claims to have seen God the Father and his son. He was editor and Thomas Marsh publisher of the Elder’s Journal where the obituary appeared.
  2. The Milk Strippings event with Marsh’s father Thomas Marsh the apostle occurred in 1838 as well. Remember Smith was secretly married to Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris who was in the dispute with Marsh’s wife.
C.) Conclusion
  1. Richard Bushman - Joseph’s Vision fits right in with other contemporary visions because it looks like all the other visions everyone in upstate NEW YORK is having.
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  1. Vision Accounts don’t agree in both mundane ways but also in significant ways
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John Larson notes where we would have expected it but for which it doesn’t ever come uphttps://youtu.be/WB3iwEX8WhY?t=1306 TIME STAMP 21:46 to 25:19
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RESOURCES: https://web.archive.org/web/20180710083455/https://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/theophany-mine/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burned-over_district https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Great_Awakening https://archive.org/details/lifecon00smit/page/n13/mode/2up http://www.mormonstudiespodcast.org/joseph-smith-elias-smith-and-wilford-poulson/ https://archive.org/details/TheReligiousExperienceOfNorrisStearns http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/changech6.htm https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/elders-journal-july-1838/16 https://www.watchman.org/articles/mormonism/piecing-together-the-first-vision/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Vision https://rsc.byu.edu/exploring-first-vision/significance-joseph-smiths-first-vision-mormon-thought https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/accounts-of-the-first-vision https://mit.irr.org/joseph-smiths-changing-first-vision-accounts https://www.mormonstories.org/truth-claims/joseph-smith/first-vision/ https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-prognostication-of-asa-wild/ http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/SChamberlain.html https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-visionary-world-of-joseph-smith/ http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/first-vision-plagiarized.html https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83032054/1831-02-01/ed-1/seq-5/ https://archive.org/details/SketchOfExperiencesOfSolomonChamberlin/mode/2up?view=theater&q=apo http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/SChamberlain.html https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll15/id/40132 https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/first-vision/ https://youtu.be/WB3iwEX8WhY?t=1306 https://rsc.byu.edu/exploring-first-vision/earliest-documented-accounts-joseph-smiths-first-vision https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2041501
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2023.03.30 17:39 BillReel Joseph Smith's First Vision in Context: A Comparative Analysis

Joseph Smith's First Vision in Context: A Comparative Analysis
This post is connected the the episode we did on Mormonism Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpl11qiv-28
A.) Joseph Smith’s First Vision did not occur in a vacuum
  1. Burned Over District
  2. Second Great Awakening
    1. visions of divine beings
    2. Mysticism
    3. speaking in tongues
    4. falling down
    5. bodily shaking
    6. visions
    7. A number of these new religious groups, now called “restorationists,” similarly believed that their churches were the restored church of Jesus Christ.
B.) Contemporary First Visions
  1. Elias Smith
    1. (17 June 1769 – 29 June 1846) was a preacher, physician, journalist and clergyman. Smith, along with the preacher Abner Jones, founded a group of Christian Churches in New England that eventually merged with other like-minded, regional groups to become the denomination known as the Christian Connexion. Smith founded The Herald of Gospel Liberty in 1808. Smith spent his later years as a vigorous proponent and practitioner of the Thomsonian system of herbal medicine, though he and Thomson had a public dispute and falling out in 1827
    2. His Book Image“went into the woods one morning after a stick of timber … as I walked along a large log that lay above the snow, my foot slipped and I fell partly under the log … While in this situation, a light appeared to shine from heaven, not only into my head, but into my heart. This was something very strange to me, and what I had never experienced before. My mind seemed to rise in that light to the throne of God and the Lamb, and while thus gloriously led, what appeared to my understanding was expressed in Rev. xiv. 1. “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” The Lamb once slain appeared to my understanding, and while viewing him, I felt such love to him as I never felt to any thing earthly. My mind was calm and at peace with God through the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world. The view of the Lamb on mount Sion gave me joy unspeakable and full of glory. It is not possible for me to tell how long I remained in that situation, as every thing earthly was gone from me for some time. After admiring the glory of the Lamb for some time, I began to think of the situation my body was in, and rose up to return home. Looking around me, every object was changed, and a bright glory appeared on every thing around me. All things praised God with me.”

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  1. Billy Hibbard
    1. “I thought how happy must Jesus Christ have been when he suffered for sinners. It would yield some satisfaction to me, if my misery can be a cause of happiness to others; but when I came to the place of prayer, had kneeled down, and closed my eyes, with my hands uplifted toward the heavens, I saw Jesus Christ at the right hand of God looking down upon me, and God the Father looking upon him. The look of Jesus on me removed the burden of my sins, while he spoke these words, “Be faithful until death and this shall be thy place of rest.” I never had seen Jesus Christ before, nor heard his voice, nor ever had a sense of his intercession at the right hand of God for me till now.”
    2. Later recounting a dream “saw heaven open, and Jesus at the right hand of God, and the Heavenly hosts surrounding the throne, adoring the Father and the Son in the most sublime strains”
    3. “And we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father … And saw the holy angels, and them who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God, and the Lamb, who worship him forever and ever”

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  1. NORRIS STEARNS 1789-1845
    1. “At length, as I lay apparently upon the brink of eternal woe, seeing nothing but death before me, suddenly there came a sweet flow of the love of God to my soul, which gradually increased. At the same time, there appeared a small gleam of light in the room, above the brightness of the sun, then at his meridian, which grew brighter and brighter: As this light and love increased, my sins began to separate, and the Mountain [of sin] removed towards the east. At length, being in an ecstasy of joy, I turned to the other side of the bed, (whether in the body or out I cannot tell, God knoweth) there "I saw two spirits, which I knew at the first sight. But if I had the tongue of an Angel I could not describe their glory, for they brought the joys of heaven with them. One was God, my Maker, almost in bodily shape like a man. His face was, as it were a flame of Fire, and his body, as it had been a Pillar and a cloud. In looking steadfastly to discern features, I could see none, but a small glimpse would appear in some other place. Below him stood Jesus Christ my Redeemer, in perfect shape like a man---His face was not ablaze, but had the countenance of fire, being bright and shining. His Father's will appeared to be his! All was condescension, peace, and love."I was filled with the sacred flame, and the glory of God; I thought one spark more in my soul would have destroyed this mortal frame!! I was happy!!! happy!!! happy!!! I wanted ten thousand tongues to sing their sweet, their glorious praise!! It was a heaven here below for the space of half an hour!! But how infinitely short must I come of describing their glory, for want of language to paint my feelings! For the joys of Heaven so far surpass all bounds of description, or human conception, that christians here below come infinitely short of forming a competent idea of the joys that await the righteous: ‘Eye hath not seen, Ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive of those good things, the Father hath prepared for them that love him.'”
    2. Norris Stearns, experienced the vision and published it in 1815, in Greenfield, Massachusetts---not far from where the Joseph Smith Senior family lived in Vermont. The most intriguing aspect of Stearns' "vision," is how he described the Father and the Son as two separate, distinct, human-like personages. LDS leaders have insisted separate beings in the godhead was one of the "truths" that had been lost from the world until Joseph Smith's First Vision. It was a major point in the late apostle Hugh B. Brown's 1950's sermon "Profile of a Prophet." Joseph could have been inspired by Stearns, or some other contemporary source.
    3. Parallels

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  1. John Samuel Thompson ?-?
    1. a teacher at the Palmyra Academy, declared in 1825, Jesus appeared “in a glare of brightness exceeding tenfold the brilliancy of the meridian [noonday] sun.” The Lord told him, “I commission you to go and tell mankind that I am come; and bid every man to shout victory.”
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  1. Asa Wild 1823 - ?
    1. Asa Wild was almost a dozen years older than Joseph Smith, and it is probable the two never met. Like Joseph, Wild was born in Vermont—in 1794 at West Fairlee, about twenty miles northeast of Joseph’s birthplace of Sharon. Most of what we know about Asa Wild comes from a pamphlet he published in 1824, entitled A Short Sketch of the Religious Experience and Spiritual Travels of Asa Wild, of Amsterdam, N. Y. - BYU Article “The “Prognostication” of Asa Wild”
    2. It seemed as if my mind…was struck motionless, as well as into nothing, before the awful and glorious majesty of the Great Jehovah. He then spake…He also told me, that every denomination of professing christians had become extremely corrupt....
  2. Solomon Chamberlain (Meridian Magazine Quoting Richard Bushman)
    1. “Dissatisfied with the religions he had tried, Chamberlin prayed for further guidance, and in 1816, according to his account, "the Lord revealed to me in a vision of the night an angel," whom Chamberlin asked about the right way. The angel told him that the churches were corrupt and that God would soon raise up an apostolic church. Chamberlin printed up an account of his visions and was still distributing them and looking for the apostolic church when he stopped in Palmyra.”

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  1. Charles Grandison Finney (First coins term burned over district)
    1. Major parallels between Smith and Finney
    2. Visited palmyra in 1831 (hosea stout)Parrallels1.) Finney felt despair over the eternal state of his soul2.) Finney chose and went into a "grove of woods" to pour out his soul in solitude3.) Upon making his petition Finney found that he could not pray. When he attempted to pray he became "dumb," having "nothing to say to God." Rustling of leaves nearby led him to believe that other individuals were in his presence. Ultimately that thought led him to such a sense of conviction of personal wickedness that it took possession of him. Charles attempted to pray several times without success, leading him to the verge of despair. He recollected that "a great sinking and discouragement came over me at this point, and I felt almost too weak to stand upon my knees."4.) Finney saw a light and Jesus Christ appeared to him5.) Charles Finney also endured persecution for sharing his experience
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  1. Francis Gladden Bishop (We Covered in prior episode)
In “Mormonism LIVE: 110: Francis Gladden Bishop - Succession Crisis, Orgies, & Sacred Relics” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EL31hPn6m0&t ) we discussed his early spiritual experiences that led to him believing his mothers prophecies that he was the “Flying Roll” and even included him claiming he was ordained by Nephi and two other Nephite Disciple Heavenly Messengers who came in the identity of Peter James and John.
  1. Alexander Campbell described the experiences he was hearing others have
  2. Enthusiasm flourishes.... This man was regenerated when asleep, by a vision of the night. That man heard a voice in the woods, saying, 'Thy sins be forgiven thee.' A third saw his Savior descending to the tops of the trees at noon day" (The Christian Baptist, Vol. 1, pp.148-49).

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3. James Brewster 1826–1909
  1. In 1836, at the age of 10, Brewster began to claim that he had been visited by the Angel Moroni, the same angel that Joseph Smith claimed had led him to the golden plates. In November 1837, due to his persistent claims of being a prophet, Brewster was disfellowshipped from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at age 11. (Joseph has had enough of kids claiming visions)
  2. And he creates a book of scripturehttps://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2041501
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MY FAVORITE
  1. James G Marsh 1832-1833
    1. His obituary mentions him seeing God the father and Christ both at 9 years old in 1832 (same year as Smith's first recounting a first vision)“It seems that the Lord had respect unto this lover of righteousness, for when he was but about nine years of age, he had a remarkable vision, in which he talked with the Father and many of the ancient prophets face to face, and beheld the Son of God coming in his glory.
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  1. Joseph only days or weeks later dictates his 1838 account where he too claims to have seen God the Father and his son. He was editor and Thomas Marsh publisher of the Elder’s Journal where the obituary appeared.
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  1. The Milk Strippings event with Marsh’s father Thomas Marsh the apostle occurred in 1838 as well. Remember Smith was secretly married to Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris who was in the dispute with Marsh’s wife.
C.) Conclusion
  1. Richard Bushman - Joseph’s Vision fits right in with other contemporary visions because it looks like all the other visions everyone in upstate NEW YORK is having.
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  1. Vision Accounts don’t agree in both mundane ways but also in significant ways
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John Larson notes where we would have expected it but for which it doesn’t ever come uphttps://youtu.be/WB3iwEX8WhY?t=1306 TIME STAMP 21:46 to 25:19

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RESOURCES: https://web.archive.org/web/20180710083455/https://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/theophany-mine/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burned-over_district https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Great_Awakening https://archive.org/details/lifecon00smit/page/n13/mode/2up http://www.mormonstudiespodcast.org/joseph-smith-elias-smith-and-wilford-poulson/ https://archive.org/details/TheReligiousExperienceOfNorrisStearns http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/changech6.htm https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/elders-journal-july-1838/16 https://www.watchman.org/articles/mormonism/piecing-together-the-first-vision/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Vision https://rsc.byu.edu/exploring-first-vision/significance-joseph-smiths-first-vision-mormon-thought https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/accounts-of-the-first-vision https://mit.irr.org/joseph-smiths-changing-first-vision-accounts https://www.mormonstories.org/truth-claims/joseph-smith/first-vision/ https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-prognostication-of-asa-wild/ http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/SChamberlain.html https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-visionary-world-of-joseph-smith/ http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/first-vision-plagiarized.html https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83032054/1831-02-01/ed-1/seq-5/
https://archive.org/details/SketchOfExperiencesOfSolomonChamberlin/mode/2up?view=theater&q=apo
http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/SChamberlain.html
https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll15/id/40132 https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/first-vision/
https://youtu.be/WB3iwEX8WhY?t=1306 https://rsc.byu.edu/exploring-first-vision/earliest-documented-accounts-joseph-smiths-first-vision https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2041501
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