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Idiopathic Hypersomnia

2014.03.14 18:58 Aoifa Idiopathic Hypersomnia

A subreddit for those diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia and their supporters.

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2023.03.30 19:33 SoraDonaldGoofy99 Challenge Dex 19: Parasect

Our boi infected by a mushroom is done! There were several times I wanted to stop... and had to to get my bearings back, but in the end, I won.
Up to Brock: Moveset: Scratch, Stun Spore, Leech Life Getting to deal with another Charmander, because it would be challenging to do. I won this by spamming Scratch. But you soon come to a realization. Poison Sting will RUIN YOU. I had to grind against the local forest bugs (besides Weedle) in Viridian Forest before I could stand a chance against the Weedle guy at the end of the forest. I picked up Stun Spore and beat Gary 1A. Apparently that Charmander doesn't have Ember yet. Totally safe. For now. Once I hit the guy with enough Scracthes, it took a few attempts to defeat Buzz Lightyear. My attempts against Brock were... interesting, but once I learned Leech Life, I sped through the battle. I wasted the Full Heals on his Onix as quickly as possible. Stun Spore hit every time.
Up to Misty: Moveset: Same I caught Pidgey outside of Mt. Moon, and caught another Paras to use Cut. Got a main Paras and a side Paras. Hell yeah! Nothing in Mt. Moon was a troublesome affair. I got the Dome Fossil because Kabuto and Paras could look like cousins? I dunno. I went to Misty's gym, and as soon as I got to the trainer in front of her, Goldeen's Peck and Sueprsonic was really hurting me. I eventually won. Misty herself was easy. Scratch the Staryu down, paralyze Starmie, and leech it to death.
Up to Surge: Moveset: Body Slam, Spore, Leech Life, Dig Gary 2 was still alright. Gary has somehow not yet learned that Fire was good against me. Big time. Pidgeotto was paralyzed immediately, and I scratched it. I healed off of Abra, and then scratched everything else. I then evolved to Parasect after that fight. Nothing between Nugget Bridge and the S.S. Anne was worth mentioning, but Dig was the run's best part, alongside Body Slam. I got Spore before Gary 3, and yet again... Not even bad. I used Spore on Pidgeotto, and then Body Slammed through the other two, and used Dig on Charmeleon, though his Ember wasn't TOO bad. I got Cut, taught it to side Paras. Surge went down to Dig.
Up to Erika: Moveset: Same Gyarados came back to haunt me in Pokemon Tower, how fitting. I still didn't have much difficulty, Spore really knocks a lot of accuracy RNG out of the game, which is appreciated! Exeggcute didn't die to Leech Life immediately unfortunately. Oh well. I ran to Celadon afterwards, and cleared out Giovanni 1 with Dig specifically. Funnily enough, if you put a Pokemon using Rage to sleep, the Rage boosts will still activate if you hurt them while they are asleep. Interesting to know. I went through Erika with both Body Slam and Leech Life. I did put Victreebel to sleep immediately, but I believe it kept going for Poisonpowder. Just didn't want to deal with Wrap! Tangela and Vileplume were easy.
Up to Koga: Moveset: Body Slam, Spore, Mega Drain, Dig Taught Mega Drain to have a better overall move than Leech Life. Otherwise, I dug through Pokemon Tower, woke up the Snorlax, put it back to sleep, and then slammed it down. Went through Cycling Road, and decided to give Koga a fair shot. Dig was enough to handle the two Koffings, and I used Spore for Muk and Weezing. While being underleveled, I still won. Thanks to Spore for being so good!
Up to Sabrina: Moveset: Body Slam, Spore, Swords Dance, Dig Debated the entire time whether Growth with Mega Drain or Swords Dance with Dig would help more. I think you see which I settled on. Body Slam would still hit a Charizard pretty hard was my logic. You do have to beat the required Arbok trainer in Silph Co before you go to get Swords Dance, though. Just knew Mega Drain wouldn't benefit from Swords Dance much, so I dropped it. This is the first Pokemon that had tons of trouble with Rival Fival/Gary 5 in my recent memory. Got Lapras for Surf/Strength yet again. I had leveled up quite a bit. I mean, Golbat did, but I managed it regardless. Here, I had to level up enough to outspeed Charizard and take Alakazam's attacks without much consequence. Sabrina was still... okay. I defeated her quick with Body Slam/Swords Dance spamming.
Up to Blaine: Moveset: Same Went to the Mansion, got the key, and Badge Boosted on Growlithe so that Dig would kill Rapidash and Arcanine in one shot. Turned out that that worked out.
Up to Giovanni 3: Moveset: Same again Dig. Still not believing that most of his team is weak to his own specialty. Minus Dugtrio. Screw that thing.
Gary 6: Moveset: Same... ahhh... I used my Rare Candies here after an attempt to beat him. It's about synching up the levels so that I don't lose via Flamethrower. I set up on Pidgeot to get to maximum powespeed (and Speed on a Parasect is terrible no matter how many Carbos you give it, I swear. I gave as many as I could to this thing...) Rhyhorn and Exeggcute were no concern, but Gyarados, Alakazam, and Charizard especially can hurt. I blasted them away with my Body Slams. With Badge Boosts, you get just enough speed to outpace Charizard.
Elite Four: Moveset: Too late for Mega Drain/Growth. I had to again outpace Charizard, because if Fire Blast hits you, you're done. Maybe Growth/Mega Drain would make things easier in that department, but I chose this path, I suppose if I redid Parasect, going Growth/Mega Drain would be slightly more viable. Dig was for Agatha, I figured it would be more reliable. I killed everyone in Victory Road, and then got both Moltres and Zapdos killed. All of this was to outspeed Charizard.
Lorelei: Spore Dewgong, set up on it, and Body Slam. Dig Cloyster, then slam everything else.
Bruno: I Spored Onix and set up on it, dug it and Hitmonchan (screw Counter I swear), slam Hitmonlee, Dig Onix 2, slam Machamp.
Agatha: Will give you grief and resets no matter what. Hopefully you can Spore Gengar, or she switches to Golbat and you can boost up on it. I was able to Dig Gengar 1, Haunter, and Arbok, then Body Slam Golbat before Gengar 2 came out and I leveled up, so I was slower again. I then hope I don't get confused, and Dig kills in one shot.
Lance: Spore Gyarados, set up and Body Slam. Dig the Dragonairs, don't get flinched by Aerodactyl, and slam it and Dragonite.
Champion Gary: I slept and set up on Pidgeot because that became routine. Then I leveled up again before Alakazam. I thought I was done for, but decided to persevere. Alakazam hit me with Psychic and I slammed it. I dug through Rhydon, slammed Exeggutor for an OHKO (ALWAYS SATISFYING), Gyarados hit me one more time before I slammed it, and then the insurmountable Charizard came out and I prayed for a miss. He went for Fire Spin instead of Blast, and MISSED. Body Slam killed him, and I finally won!! YES!
I won at Level 71, and at 6:32.
Rankings: 1. Blastoise: 63, 3:32, 8 resets. (Blizzard, Withdraw, Surf, Earthquake) 2. Nidoking: 67, 3:43, 8 resets. (Body Slam, Blizzard, Earthquake, Thunderbolt) 3. Venusaur: 62, 3:47, 7 resets. (Body Slam, Swords Dance, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf) 4. Charizard: 66, 3:59, 10 resets. (Earthquake, Body Slam, Flamethrower, Swords Dance) 5. Raticate: 68, 4:17, 13 resets (Blizzard, Dig, Body Slam, Thunderbolt) 6. Ninetales: 67, 4:28, 11 resets (Flamethrower, Body Slam, Mimic, Dig) 7. Nidoqueen: 67, 4:29, 11 resets. (Earthquake, Blizzard, Body Slam, Thunderbolt) 8. Clefable, 67, 4:39, 4 resets. (Body Slam, Psychic/Blizzard, Minimize, Thunderbolt) 9. Wigglytuff, 66, 4:41, 6 resets. (Thunderbolt, Body Slam, Psychic/Blizzard, Defense Curl) 10. Butterfree: 66, 4:53, 28 resets. (Mimic, Sleep Powder, Psychic, Mega Drain) 11. Sandslash: 67, 5:00, 11 resets. (Body Slam, Rock Slide, Swords Dance, Earthquake) 12. Vileplume: 67, 5:04, 15 resets. (Mega Drain, Body Slam/Mimic, Swords Dance, Sleep Powder) 13. Arbok: 71, 5:28, 27 resets. (Mimic, Earthquake, Body Slam, Rock Slide) 14. Raichu: 63, 5:29, 5 resets. (Thunderbolt, Mimic, Agility, Seismic Toss) 15. Fearow: 73, 6:00, 30 resets. (Drill Peck, Mimic, Agility, Swift) 16. Golbat: 74, 6:26, 12 resets. (Double-Edge, Wing Attack, Mega Drain, Mimic) 17. Parasect: 71, 6:32, 18 resets. (Body Slam, Spore, Swords Dance, Dig) 18. Beedrill: 65, 6:55, 23 resets. (Swords Dance, Mega Drain, Double-Edge, Twineedle) 19. Pidgeot: 76, 7:16, 13 resets. (Mimic, Agility, Double-Edge, Fly)
Next is Venomoth. LET'S GO!!
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2023.03.30 19:32 ThrowRA66745664 Does he deserve another chance?

My boyfriend (22M) and I (22F) had been together for 4 months & we broke up yesterday. It was all great, hes a good person. He is very good looking, but thats not what I fell for. We were best friends for 3-4 months first, then we started dating.
Yes, we slept together after 3 months of dating. He was my first kiss, first everything, but no, did not take my virginity. I was his FIRST too. I just used to go over to his house.
I broke up because this relationship didn’t elevate me & he hurt me.
The reasons actually are:
  1. Im tired of all girls being upon him (I avoid the guys who are upon me)
  2. Theres this cousin that likes him but he doesn’t want to admit she does.
  3. They talked before but he never told me.
  4. He lied before and I found out by checking his phone (while he was sleeping) FIRST CHANCE WAS GIVEN
  5. He told me to be friends after we slept together, because we were giving too much hope & our parents do arrange marriages.
  6. He felt distant lately.
  7. Saw him hangout with the cousin without telling me. SECOND CHANCE WAS GIVEN.
When I said “ i dont want to talk anymore” he was like “ok if its for the best for us then I will not talk to you…you were the only girl i put all my energy for & only girl who understood my side jokes and all, i hope you meet someone better “
TL;DR Then today, we met, in school we had a gathering and we pretended like nothing has happened near others. We were talking a little. He kept looking at me but then kept looking away. I tried avoiding him, i tried avoiding eye contact in general. My friend was like he was literally staring at you but you didn’t look back. He apologized to me, but I told him I can’t answer right now.
Should I forgive this person? Another chance?
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2023.03.30 19:28 damnitmicca Updated About Me & FAQ, ask me anything in the comments!

The basics: * my name is Micca * 26 years old and a Taurus * german/nigerian * living in Germany * university student * 5‘11“ and 158 pounds
There is nothing really special about me, I’m basically just your average girl next door who likes to share her nudes online (all for your viewing pleasure of course 😏) and gets off on the thought of making men cum! 💘
I have a weightloss body - stretchmarks, jiggly, soft tummy, saggy boobs and all oft that, yet I’m not scared to show it all off and I really hope you will like me even with all my imperfections! 🥺
Where are you from? I was born and raised in Germany and I never lived anywhere else!
How old are you? When’s your birthday? I’m 26 and my birthday is on May 7th!
Are you single? Oh yes, I am very single.
What do you study? I study media, political and social sciences! It’s a three course bachelor and it’s a lot. I’m glad when it’s all over 🙃
Are you ever in the US? Have you ever been there? No, I’ve never been to the US! Furthest away from home I’ve ever traveled to was Russia! But I hope to visit the US in the next few years!
You look like Tracee Ellis Ross! Yes, I hear this often! I had no idea until I started posting on Reddit. I didn’t even know who she was 😅
Do you do meetups? No, I don’t do meetups at all.
What are some of your favorite things? Definitely my dog! Horror movies, serial killer documentaries, plants 🪴, nature and especially the woods, Quentin Tarantino movies, asian and oriental food (kimchi fried rice is 10/10), oldschool rap and hip hop (tyler the creator, odd future, tay-k, Biggie are some of my favorite artists), being a hermit at home lol, taking nudes, giving boners 🤪, cooking, smoking weed and listening to music, Rise of Kingdoms, MTV Catfish and so much more!
Will there ever be B/G or G/G content on your page? Maybe, but probably not any time soon. If there ever will be this type of content, you can be sure that I’ll let you know 🥰
Are you looking for someone to create content with? I offer my services. Thank you! That is nice. But currently I’m not looking for someone to shoot content with. Also, most who offer to shoot content with me are from the US and I’m from Germany. So I don’t think that would work out so well! 🙁
Do you have Twitter or any other social media account? Besides reddit I don’t have any other social media account that I’m using actively but I’m planning on bringing my Instagram account to life! It’s @shymicca
What do you in your free time besides doing Only Fans? I love to cook and try out new dishes, watch movies and documentaries, go out for lunch or dinner with friends, game and spend time with my dog! 😍 Oh and I love to sleep lol I’m the queen of naps
Why are you doing OnlyFans? Since I’m a student I’m often short on money, and even though I can pay my bills without the money I make on OnlyFans, many times there is just no money left for anything else and I really want to save up money for emergencies and maybe every once in a while buy myself something nice 🥺 So I’m on OnlyFans to make some extra money. And since I’m my own boss and am more flexible than I would be in a vanilla job, I have a lot more time to focus on university as well 🤓
Another reason is that I always loved the thought about men getting off on me! I love knowing that I’m making men all over the world cum 😋 I love the attention and just connecting with people! Thanks to OnlyFans I’ve become way more confident in my own body and learned that it’s okay to be openly sexual as a woman.
Does your family/friends know about what you do? No, none of my friends or family know what I’m doing. One day they’ll probably find out but I’m not really worried or scared of that. Not because I’m not aware of the consequences but because I 100% stand behind being a hoe on the internet. I’m loving it 😈
What’s on your OnlyFans? What can I expect? - On my page I post mostly pictures and most of them are full explicit nudies! Pussy close-ups are my specialty 😏 but you’ll also find short clips, gifs, pics of my boobs, ass, feet, lewds and some regular selfies. - Once or twice a month I upload a full video (between 15-30 min. long) in which I’m just masturbating with one of my toys. Everything is pretty vanilla over here! - You can expect daily posts but every once in a while there can be 1-3 days where I won’t post anything. I always make up for it though! I’d never just dip and disappear. I love and appreciate my fans way too much to let them down! - I see my OF more like a little NSFW diary and try to let my personality come through as much as possible! And I’m always there to chat with 🥰
Do you make customs and dick ratings? Absolutely! 🤪 If you’re interested in a custom you can hit me up any time! Tell me about your wishes and what you’re thinking of and I’m sure I can do it for you 💖 I do text, audio and video dick ratings as well! All my services and prices are on my tip menu which you can find on both my free and paid OnlyFans page.
Do you offer video calls? Yes I do! I Even though I still get so nervous and a little awkward every single time! 🙈 I offer it to subscribers to my paid page.
Do you have cashapp and sell content over reddit or any other site? Sadly, Cashapp is not available in Germany! So I only sell my content over OnlyFans and ManyVids.
What (kinks) are you into? I’m really into breeding and getting creampied knowing damn well I could get pregnant 🤪 but I like getting a nice facial as well. I guess you could say I like getting cummed in and cummed on 🤤 I’m a little exhibitionist too, the thought of being watched while having sex or masturbating or being seen naked by unexpecting strangers makes me horny af. I’d love to show more of this side of me to you all…I just don’t want to get in trouble lol oh and I LOVE sucking dick and kissing passionately while fucking.
Would you do a gangbang? Yeah absolutely. I’d do B/B/G but not B/G/G.
Are you into white guys by any chance? I’m into all men! I don’t care about the race, color of your skin or whatever else ❤️
What camera do you use to shoot your content? I shoot all of my content with my Sony Z-100.
I answered even more questions on my OnlyFans! If you have any more you can drop them in the comments. I’ll try to reply to every one of them! Thanks so much if you read all of this! 😍☺️✨💘
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2023.03.30 19:28 turbodeeznuts Alternative track listing, ATTW3 edition

I've been thinking about this for a bit, but since there are a couple of other posts about idealized track lists, it feels like a good time to share how I'd structure And Then There Were Three:
Side 1:
  1. Down and Out
  2. From The Undertow (intro from Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling) /
  3. Undertow
  4. Snowbound
  5. Burning Rope
Side 2:
  1. Deep In The Motherlode
  2. Many Too Many
  3. The Day The Light Went Out (B-side from ATTW3 sessions)
  4. Say It's Alright Joe
  5. The Lady Lies
And on a companion 12" 45 rpm EP, possibly titled Songs From Vancouver:
Side 1:
  1. Ballad Of Big
Side 2:
  1. Vancouver (B-side from ATTW3 sessions)
  2. Follow You Follow Me
IMO, this track listing:
Alternatively, I'd replace Deep In The Motherlode with Follow You Follow Me, leaving the latter on the album without taking away the weight of The Lady Lies as the closing number. I'd then release DITM, BOB, and maybe Vancouver as their own EP, titled Go West Young Man!
Ok, that's enough overthinking for now. I'm supposed to be working.
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2023.03.30 19:28 HeftyBudget7814 How can I do better?

Hi all, I am a 21 year old dude who just entered the world of teaching and I’m generally teaching at the primary school level (UK system), I.e the kids aged 7-12.
While it’s been very wholesome teaching some classes, but well others are a different story. It seems to me that I often have to resort to yelling despite multiple warnings and deescalating techniques that I’ve tried (gently talking to the trouble maker 1-1/incentivizing with snacks or an earlier break etc).
Well, I love the kids and as a student myself -I currently do law in uni and am on break- I can really understand how boring classes can be sometimes and I genuinely strive to make their lessons more enjoyable/fun. I don’t wanna have to resort to yelling to command respect out of fear, and I’ve always believed that we can have mutual respect without anyone tearing their hair out.
I can understand that they are young children after all, which warrant a certain degree of grace and patience, but it seems that ultimately the principle that actions have consequences have to be enforced.
Fellow teachers, any advice? Thank you so much :)
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2023.03.30 19:27 SunshineGoldenHour How do you stay safe (physically and professionally) when you report?

I’ve been I guess what you might say was akin to being a whistleblower within a Fortune 500 company where some carelessness (?) in a department was resulting in about $5 million annually being spent duplicating orders for parts purchased in the gray market for repairs to customer units. It was left to upper management to explore if anyone was benefitting financially from that situation and I was not given the results of their investigation. I didn't have the ability to investigate with that level of oversight. Whistleblower may not be the accurate term when you report it internally? I’m not certain. I’m sure someone will set me straight about that. I privately investigated my suspicions and came up with the documentation to substantiate the problem before bringing it up with management.
The company thankfully took steps to address and fix the problem. I was in my mid-twenties at the time. I never thought twice about calling it out because I was young and eager to prove my skills. I confess I didn’t fully think through the potential consequences of uncovering and reporting the over-expenditure, though I will say it did haunt me for many years after when the company’s correction to the problem resulted in a small department losing their jobs. I was given a promotion and a raise for my efforts at the time. I do feel confident I did the right thing reporting the problem as the company holds a responsibility to shareholders to address those kinds of problems and maximize profits, but I do carry some shame that I got a promotion when others were let go. I mention this backstory to give insight that I’m not prone to coming up with false allegations or wild speculations. I have proven myself fairly sharp in the past at spotting procedural/clerical problems that resulted in significant fiscal over-expenditures that other people have missed.
I took a timeout for a couple decades to raise children and then recently went back to work for a government entity in a temporary position. I’m leaving that position to move into a permanent role somewhere else within days, but unfortunately, I’ve stumbled on what could be a significant clerical error that is potentially overcharging certain taxpayers significant funds. The people who are potentially making the error cannot benefit financially from it, so as best I can tell, it is not malicious or intentional fraud, "just" an error. I have a working theory for how this potentially happened that isn’t worth getting into here. I do think it may be only limited to a year or two of data being keyed incorrectly. Fixing the error, however, would likely require a lengthy audit that would spread from this entity across and then need to be transmitted across a couple hundred taxing entities to refund taxpayers for overpayment. There wouldn’t be an “easy” fix.
I have briefly raised the issue on my way out the door with a supervisor that I trust (buried deep in an email documenting insights observed during my tenure there) but I don’t know how likely it is that they will pursue it because everyone there seems to walk on eggshells in regard to protecting their positions, and I suspect they likely will not want to rock the boat. I have what I believe are legitimate concerns for why I don’t think raising this problem would go over well and for why they may want to sweep it under the carpet.
Unfortunately, I know how my mind works, and it’s likely to become the proverbial loose thread that my mind will pull at, even though I am moving on. I have enough knowledge of what I suspect is happening to be able to do what I believe would be a decently thorough personal investigation by compiling data from public sources to be able to substantiate whether this error is indeed happening and to come up with an idea of how pervasive it is, though that would be a significantly time-consuming pursuit for me. While I have brought this up internally with a supervisor in passing as I am in the process of leaving, I wouldn’t want to bring it up with any oversight/outside entities without any real documentation.
The entity that may be responsible for the error has all kinds of political entanglements, and though I didn't give a thought to reporting consequences when I was in my twenties, I’m old enough now to hold concerns about how this revelation would be received and potential repercussions. This overcharge being made to taxpayers would be a substantial black eye for the entity at a time where it is already unpopular. I’m not immediately concerned about losing my job. I’m already in the process of leaving (within days). I wouldn’t be anonymous because if I reported it though, as they’d very easily figure out that it was me that uncovered it and ran with it. I have perhaps read too many novels or seen too many movies though, because I am actually concerned for both my physical safety and my professional reputation if the suspicions were confirmed and I moved forward.
I’m torn at letting it go and taking the path of least resistance versus digging into it. I have a basic idea of who I would need to report it to that would have the authority to investigate but not full confidence that is the right path. I think I am hoping that I will either talk myself out of exploring and reporting it, or else hoping that I am wrong and that the data compilation will prove that. I sincerely don’t think I’m wrong though. This is not my first rodeo. I’m not particularly given to conspiracy theory thinking at all, but the situation feels potentially dangerous for me to pursue, and I’m really torn about how to proceed. I’d welcome any insight about things you might recommend someone in my shoes should consider.
TLDR: I may have stumbled on a government entity that is making a clerical error that potentially results in taxpayers being overcharged. I wouldn't have anonymity in reporting the situation, and though I am not worried about losing my job because I've already found a new one, I am potentially concerned about my safety and professional reputation if I discover my suspicions are correct and choose to move forward with reporting it. I'd like advice on how to proceed.
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2023.03.30 19:25 MementoMorille Found out my baby has FIV

My cat is at home since approximately 2 months since we trapped him. He's a young stray cat, estimated between 1/3 years old, and was a not spayed male. We adopted him recently from a rescue shelter who only paid for the castration, and we took care of him at home after the castration until now. Last month I bring him to the vet and he told me it could be interesting to know if he has FIV. I told the president of the shelter I would probably do it and she said it would not be be really useful if he does not have other pathologies. She said they has a loss of immunity but can live years without problems. Today I needed to come back to the vet doing his vaccines again, the vet tested him and... He's positive. Now it makes me laugh that the shelter told me testing him was not useful. I feel so sad, and angry against the shelter and I find them irresponsible, I feel like they tried to keep me from knowing the truth because maybe I would abandon him. Do you have advices to prevent him from triggering his FIV? Is it true some cats stays asymptomatic? I feel completely lost and I'm afraid my baby suffers. It's been only 2 months since he's in my life and I cried so much knowing he has FIV 😭 Thank you in advance 🙏
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2023.03.30 19:25 vforvinico [REQUEST][BattleNet] Diablo 4 Standard Edition (4th Attempt)

Hello Everyone!
My name is Vinícius, I'm from Brazil and this is my request: Diablo 4

Why Diablo 4?
So, my story with the Diablo franchise comes a long way.
My first experience with the game was with Diablo 1 on my PS1, I was amazed from the very beginning with the style it had. I loved the dark, gothic horror visuals and sounds, both soundtrack and ambient, I was very young so I was even a little scared by it, which I think just made me even more interested in playing. Being young also made things a little more difficult, as I did not have the knowledge and experiences with games that I have nowadays, so the game was very challenging for me, not only from the gameplay perspective, but also the language, because my English was much worse than it is now. Even though I loved the game I was never able to beat it because of this difficulties that I had at that time, but I always carried many great memories of it anyway.
Some years after that, a friend of mine showed me Diablo 2 on his PC, and it had all the things I loved about Diablo 1, but raised to a whole new level. The grim vibes, the disturbing enemies and places, the new classes, everything was exactly what I wanted it to be. I played the hell(pun intended) out of this game, almost always as a Necromancer cause I loved having my skeleton gang helping me kill those bastards. 😈 To this day, every 2 years or so I get the Diablo 2 calling on my brain and play it a little again, and the temptation got even higher now with the Diablo 2 Resurrected haha!
Now we get to Diablo 3, a game that in my opinion has nothing to do with the first two, and that I was so disappointed about that I had to skip it. The biggest reason I play Diablo games is for the art and the hopeless feeling they have, and Diablo 3 had nothing of it, it was too colorful and too World of Warcrafty, which some people may like but it's not for me.
All these years since Diablo 3 came out I have been craving for a comeback to the old style, and that's what Diablo 4 is doing. It brings me so much nostalgia to just watch the gameplay videos with that really dark tone and that sweet potion drinking sound that is still the same as the old days. I have been so bored of most games nowadays, I think I need this nostalgia trip to sink 100s of hours in with some friends that also miss the old Diablo.

Why can't I buy it?
Diablo 4 is an expensive game, I live in a small town in Brazil, a country in which the game costs R$ 350(our currency is called Real), and the minimum wage is R$ 1.212, so it costs 28.88% of the minimum wage, it's absurd.
I am a photographer who is still trying to make a living of it, I had many jobs before but some fired me and some I just could not keep up because they had a huge tow on my mental state. From my experience the only job that could maintain me without destroying my mental is photography, I just love it, and I took too long to realise that I could do something important with it. Art is something that followed me through my whole life, that is probably the reason I love the Diablo artistic aspects so much. I love movies, photography and music, I even have a band with some friends.
But the point is that standard AAA game prices here went from R$250 to R$ 350 really fast on the last few years, and it's impossible to keep up with it. I am struggling at the moment to acomplish my objectives professionaly, and I believe that Diablo 4 can be used as an escape from the problems when I need it, and maybe it can end up helping me achieve my goals because it would make me so happy.

I think I don't have anymore to say, so I just hope someone reads this poorly written but full of sincerity text. 😁
Thank you SO much for giving me the opportunity to ask for something like this, you have no idea how much this means to me and how surprised I am that we have some people here with that kind of generosity!

Diablo 4
My BattleNet account: Vinico #11689
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2023.03.30 19:20 NoWalrus8849 The babysitter

Alex was watching Sherk with a little girl. It was a quite Friday night. She was able to get her weekend homework done. She looks over and sees how the little girl is dozing off. Alex wanted to finish the movie so she was going to wait before carrying the little girl to bed.
As the movie is near its end. She gets a call from her cell phone. Pulling it from her pocket without a care. It is the Williams family. The mother of the little girl she is watching. Before answering the phone. She thought to herself, that maybe the Williams are wanting to stay out later.
Alex answers the phone “ hey Miss Willams, how is your night going?” Miss Willams was in a panic. Shouting over the phone. Miss Williams was clearly scared of something. “ Get my daughter! She is out the window! Aren’t you watching the cameras in her room! We are coming home now!” Alex jumps up in a shock!
Alex turns her head and looking right at the little girl. She is sleeping right there on the couch. In a calm voice “ Miss Williams, your daughter is right here next to me. We are watching a movie. Can you open the camera to the living room.” Miss Williams still in a panic. “ My daughter is not in the living room! I am now watching the living room camera.”
Taken back from this. Alex reaches out to touch the little girl. Shacking her awake. Alex asks the little girl to talk to her mom. She gets on the phone. “ Mommy, I am in the living room with Alex. “ Miss Williams is quite now over the phone. Alex speaks “ Miss Willams? Are you there?” Still now answer at all.
Alex tells the little girl to stay here and she will go up stairs. Wondering what on earth could Miss Willams be looking at. She saw the window open.
A rushing car goes in the driveway. Miss Willams starts to scream in terror. Mister Willams is calling 911. He needs a ambulance now! He runs to the front yard where Alex now lays. Miss Willams runs inside to grab her daughter.
As the police officers arrive. Mister just shows the camera footage of Alex walking out the window and jumps head first and snapping her neck.
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2023.03.30 19:18 Sig000 (REPOST, since i made a mistake with the last one) #TOPSLASHERS "Run... Hide... It does not matter, I shall find you all in time."

(REPOST, since i made a mistake with the last one) #TOPSLASHERS

![img](j6ywhe6itwqa1 "(uh I have to include this story, one of my friends made a sick story for him from is original backstory, so here it is) ")
William was a man of good intentions and an overall happily married husband. He adored his wife, Alice, and she was the love of his life. They lived in a nice home in the suburbs and plans to start a family. In the meantime, as an anniversary gift, William got Alice a pet white rabbit as a joke because “Every Alice needs her white rabbit” and the fact that Alice was always late and in hurry for work, for the white rabbit in wonderland was always in a hurry. Alice worked as a psychiatrist and William was an engineer who had a passion for writing books. He was writing a horror fictional piece on Jack the Ripper and had high hopes it would be a best seller. Except, his happy life was about to drastically change. One night, William was running late and arrived home at night, past his usual time. It was overly quiet in his home and all the lights were out, which was further unusual as Alice wouldn’t go to sleep without him. He called out to her and no voice returned his worried calls. William attempted to walk over to switch on the lights, but slipped on something wet on the ground. He stood up and collected himself, then turned on the lights. His mouth was wide open and no noise came out as he was struck with fear. The wetness he had slipped on was blood, and in the middle of it, the poor white rabbit William had bought Alice for their anniversary, dead. Now, a vastly frantic William, started crying out for Alice as he stumbled across his kitchen on his way to the living room. He flipped on the lights to see Alice’s lifeless body in the middle of the floor, covered in blood and disfigured from the damage that killed her. On the wall, smeared in blood, read “She decided to go down the rabbit hole, so I sent her to Wonderland. Ha ha ha”. Before William could come back to reality from his shock, the room filled with police lights and the door broke down, police swarming in. Fast forward to weeks later, William was convicted of the murder of his wife, Alice. Everything pointed towards William being the killer and this crushed his soul. No matter how much he pleaded and swore his love for Alice, no matter how much pain he displayed in her loss, whomever framed him, got away with it. William was sentenced to death row in prison. William did not belong in prison and it was evident. From day one, he was picked on and beaten by inmates. The guards harassed William relentlessly and teased him with Wonderland jokes due the murder of his wife Alice, the message on the wall, and the poor slaughtered rabbit. William was shown no mercy and his life became a constant struggle for survival, a pure hell. It wasn’t until a Doctor came in the night to the prison that William may be saved. She offered certain luxuries and promises to whichever inmate offered his services for an experiment. While every inmate was desperate for this opportunity, the Doctor, Dr. Queen, saw the beaten and disheveled William in the corner. She approached him and offered to him specifically. In question as to why, she said that William looked like he was beaten to his last card to play in survival, he deserves a break due to his admirable survivability. With enough convincing, he was willing. The beginning of the end is what was in store for William. Little did William know, he was about to be used as a disposable tool in unethical experimentation. Dr Queen suddenly became cold and apathetic towards William. She told him she was looking to study to vast complexities of the human mind and look to cure or better understand one of the most enigmatic disorders of the brain, dissociative disorders. Since she can’t use actual people who suffer from such disorders in experiments due to ethics, she was allowed to use one of the inmates on death row in a covert program. “What does this have to do with me?” William said in a fit of anxiety. “I don’t have any such disorder!” “Not yet you don’t.” Dr. Queen said sinisterly. “Now, unfortunately for you, the disorder I’m focusing on, DID, or, Dissociative Identity Disorder, is something developed in young developing minds that have endured horrific trauma.” She continued. “It isn’t heard of for an adult to suddenly develop DID from relatively current trauma, as when it manifests in most adults or young teens, it’s from a suppressed trauma from their childhood years. So we need to somehow get you to develop the disorder.” “W…well…wh…what are you, er, how are you going to do that?? William panicked. “Well, William, we are going to put you through any and every bit of possible trauma, damage, and pain possible until your brain decides to do what it does best, survive, and create an alter to handle the pain for you. Or you die like you would out in the prison environment anyway.” Dr. Queen said as she brushed her red hair from her face with a sadistic smirk. “Shall we begin?” William was hauled off to a secret part of the prison where he could be put through Hell without anyone ever hearing him, and Hell he was definitely put through. William had just about every sort of pain, humiliation, trauma, and distress casted upon him for around 2 months without success. If anything, it was remarkable and near uncanny how much William was capable of surviving. It was even further impressive how well his body was capable of healing and retaining itself. Dr. Queen went to do her research on William’s childhood and early life, to which she discovered she could hardly find anything. It was as if he didn’t have a childhood as his records were so vague and seemingly constructed, fabricated. Dr. Queen dug even deeper and got access to restricted files to which lead her to a disturbing discovery. She found files so hidden and buried that it was nearly impossible to find them unless you really dug deep. Within those files she discovered William’s horrific past and grinned widely. She gathered the files and fled back to the prison to confront William. A beaten and bruised William was sat down in front of Dr. Queen who showed him files of two adults, a woman and a man, slaughtered on a couch. “What does this have to do with me?” William managed to choked out of his swollen mouth. “You did this, William. You murdered these two, your biological parents.” Dr. Queen excitedly explained. “N…no. No! I’ve never seen these people before!” William exclaimed. “Stop this!” “William, these were your parents. They experimented on you ever since you were a baby. They injected you with experimental drugs and beat you, neglected you. They wanted to see if you could develop a healing or regenerative mutation of sorts. The trauma they put you through, it was despicable.” Dr. Queen said almost sympathetically. “Stop this! I want no part in this anymore. I’m done. Your games and mind tricks aren’t working. Just kill me and I can be with Alice again!” William cried. “I’m sorry, William, but you’re not going anywhere. You see, the torture you endured during childhood eventually broke you. You’ve had DID all along. You developed your first alter, Bill, who took over and shielded you from the trauma. Bill, he found an opportunity and murdered them, massacred them more like. How you overcame them as such a young boy is unknown and quite astonishing.” Dr. Queen said calmly. “Please stop. My head, it’s throbbing. This still doesn’t make me believe anything and prove I killed Alice.” William said somewhat vapidity. “This is where it gets bizarre. You see, you were in and out of foster care due to your disorder you then developed. You were violent and destructive. This followed you into your late 20s. There you met a psychiatrist, her name was Alice. Ring a bell? I can see your gears turning.”. Dr. Queen explained. “No. No more…” William was cut off. “You formed a bond with Alice. She was capable of chasing off your alters and keeping you stable. You fell in love with her. Despite the conflict of your other alters, Alice saw her presence kept you stable and she fell in love with you back. Or maybe she just found you interesting? She then buried your past and made you forget your past. Gave you a new one.” Dr. Queen Continued. William was visibly in a state of confusion and frustration. Just staring off beyond Dr. Queen. “Something must have triggered a tick in you and an alter presented itself and murdered Alice. Perhaps in a fit of retribution? Do they know something you don’t?” Dr. Queen questioned. William was in a near catatonic state and no longer in the conversation. Dr. Queen motioned for a guard to take him away for the night, but once the grizzly hand of the guard grabbed William’s shoulder, William looked up with a grin to a startled Dr. Queen. William grabbed the guard’s hand and twisted it, then crushed it. He grabbed his cuffs he secretly undid and stabbed the other guard frantically charging towards him with the sharp pointed unlatched end of the cuff. Dr. Queen was in sheer shock and fell down to her back. William approached her. “She shouldn’t have been chasing rabbits. She shouldn’t have jumped into the rabbit hole of Sir William’s mind.” William sneered. “B…Bill?” Dr. Queen shakily asked. “No no no, my red Queen, Bill is long gone. I’m the Rabbit, I’ve planned this all along, I manifested the moment Sir William saw the dead rabbit you see, but I kept hidden, filing through William’s mind. You see, you’re one of the young researchers shadowing the Doctors who experimented on poor little William. I’ve come to collect you and send you back to Wonderland. Just Alice really built a strong wall to hop over in poor Sir William’s head. Some other dark fellow in this noggin snuck out and took care of poor Alice and quickly retreated. However, now, your antics started to remind my good fellow on his past trauma, I couldn’t have that. Like you said, the brain survives and gave me a door, I was able to hop out!” Rabbit said. A visibly fear struck Dr. Queen looked puzzled on what to say or ask first. “To Wonderland? What ever do you mean!?” Dr. Queen cried. “What does the good Red Queen always say? Hm? Off with your head?” Rabbit said sincerely. “And you see, what you’ve done here during Sir William’s lovely stay, is allow another gentlemen to manifest in this headspace. One who Sir William oddly found an interest in. Let me introduce you to him, as he doesn’t talk much. Have at it, Mister Ripper.” Rabbit said, straightening himself out. His face became cold and emotionless. His stature changed to a more broad and hunched over brutish character, almost as if he grew in size. His eyes slowly scanned and met with Dr. Queen, to which he produced a nasty grin. Ripper slowly progressed towards Dr. Queen. “Run…” The Ripper growled. “I…I don’t understand” Dr. Queen said as she began to sob. The Ripper grabbed the end of the table and forcibly flipped the table in the air, flinging it over the railing, crashing on the ground below. “RUN!!!” The Ripper roared in an unnaturally deep voice. Dr. Queen stumbled and began running and screaming for help, hearing a low toned laughter fading behind her. That night, 20 guards, the warden, several inmates, and Dr. Queen were found massacred. William was nowhere to be found. William wasn’t seen since the events of the prison, however, a peculiar killer made a name for himself as he racked up victims. The killer wore a motif of the White Rabbit combined with the outfit of Jack the Ripper. It didn’t take long for others to put clues together to find out it was William, though, not really William. The identities of the White Rabbit and the Ripper were often the most present, as the Rabbit was often the brains and Ripper the brawn. He is vastly elusive and good at illusion and deception. The elaborate way he kills and escapes is often a hurdle in predicting his next moves and capturing him. He likes to play games with everyone victims and challenge them philosophically, psychologically, and physically. White Rabbit would like nothing more than to see them break, often making them choose between apprehending him or saving another of his victims. White Rabbit appears to display unique abilities such as above human strength, durability, stamina, and is capable of performing feats or actions not considered possible by basic human standards. the police assumes this is an effect of the experimentation done to William as a child and since the experimental drugs used upon William when his parents made them using, and experimenting with some animals blood, the police of this town feels responsible now for the damage that White Rabbit has caused, and not responding quick enough, all events that tried to stop the White Rabbit and try to bring back William, save him from himself. seem hopeless. White Rabbit seemingly fluctuates in abilities and tactics just as different personalities manifest. All the personalities seem to be obedient to the Rabbit alter. With the constant puzzles, riddles, elusiveness, stealth, and fighting and intellectual skills, White Rabbit is amongst one of the most challenging Killers, this world has ever seen. The constant change in personality makes him very hard to track or predict as it would require knowing each personality as its own person. The biggest mystery is finding out what makes the White Rabbit tick. they'll have to jump down the rabbit hole and chase the rabbit to get answers. We all know how elusive the white rabbit is in wonderland. Just go ask Alice, I think she'll know.
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2023.03.30 19:17 Night_lon3r Bocchi makes me really sad but gives me hope at the same time

I believe you have seen a lot of posting like this since the anime release , but for me , the story is little bit different Im going to write a long story with a language that I don't use daily so pardon if it looks weird to read at.
I live in a third world country that is mediocre in term of economics or politics I used to have a group of friends in my high school that plays music instrument very well , mainly guitar and piano. Im their total fan and i admire them a lot , eventually they borrowed me a classical guitar and teach me how to play it ,they said they are waiting for me to join them and form a band in the future. it was good time
And the graduation came , we all have to make choice for our future path. my friends without a doubt went to the musical college , but for me , my parent are classic asian that think art in general does no good and isnt going to make any profit ,so my hopes to join my friends musical college is shattered , of course.
I went to a digital media college afterwards and my friends and I grew apart It was the most depressing time of my life, a lot have happens , mostly are bad things , in the end I didnt manage finish my study and dropped out.
I went thru a lot of struggle looking for jobs to survive and in the end I settled as a shopkeeper near my house , living on the edge based on minimum wages. My friends and I are now mostly total strangers. And just like that , I have given up. I have no desire for future , never think of having a relationship or building a family , never think of getting out here , I just sleep and play video games whenever I return from my job sometimes I just staring on my screen for hours without any thought of playing games at all , althought video game gives me some fake sense of satisfaction, but deep down I know its empty , I got nothing in the end , its like a drug addict.
Im getting fat and my health got worse over the year and my doctor tells me to try fix my health but I don't want to Why bother? my life is meaningless Everyday I close my eyes , I hope i never wake up again. I signed a insurance plan for myself so atleast I can fullfill some of my responsibility for my parents when I die
My first encounter with the show wasnt from the anime itself , but its a video of the guitar cover of one of bocchi's song Wasurete Yaranai on youtube(I know the show because its everywhere on the social media but i never really dig into it). My first reaction was I was teared up. Its a feeling that is hard to describe. Was it regrets? or is it envy? probably both. The nostalgia hits hard. Regardless , I looped the video for days before I searched and watch the anime. A week later , I dig into my store room and found the classical guitar that my friend borrowed me. It was full of dust , the string is rusted. I tried to play it but I don't remember a thing about guitar anymore the next day I go to a guitar shop and ask for a string replacement , i was told that this guitar is no longer usable because the bridge is broken and it might unhook anytime soon. I contacted the friends that borrowed me the guitar , told him im really sorry about it He said it was fine , but he was curious why I am returning the guitar now We got into a chatter about the anime and our memories during our high school days During this time , i felt a sense of reliefs , but also regrets deeply , for now im too old and too late. He later watched the anime aswell but he told me he won't be playing guitars anymore because time and responsibility of an adult doesnt allow him to do that anymore So he says he can borrow me his electrical guitar if Im really want to get into it again , its sitting in dust in his room , just the strings needs to be replaced. Its a fender stratocaster
I rejected because Im still guilty for breaking his classical guitar , plus im not really sureif im I should get into playing guitar again. In a few days I have watch more guitars cover video and leaving some comment , and people has been kind and encourging . thx to them , I have decided to pick up my dream again If there is a thing i wanted to do before i die , this is it.
I been doing some exercise and trying to fix my health for abit and saving up for a electrical guitar now. If you have reading my story until here ,can you guys recommend a electrical guitar that I should be eyeing for? thanks.
TLDR: Bocchi the rock makes me pick up my life and dream again.
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2023.03.30 19:17 PerfectionistMan Iphone 14 green tint on sleep mode

Iphone 14 green tint on sleep mode
hey guys,
I noticed a greenish tint to the lock screen at the top of the screen when activating sleep mode
I took a print of the image to simulate the problem without having to activate the mode,
I'll leave it attached If you can check if this happens to you too, I'm using the iphone 14.
Remembering that this is only noticeable in this condition and when the environment is dark. I tested it in other colors (black, gray, etc...) and there is no such irregularity.
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2023.03.30 19:15 GhostLemonMusic First time beginning a song with the lyrics

When I write a song, I always start with a set of chord progressions, mapping out the verses, chorus , and breaks before taking on the lyrics. (Granted my songs usually consist of only few chords, but still). Last night, I listened to a song by an artist I really like and just before I went to sleep the first verse of a new song came to me. This morning I cranked out the rest of the lyrics in about 30 minutes. I am embarrassed to admit that it can take me about a month to have a decent lyric draft for a song, so the fact that it came together so quickly and effortlessly seems pretty miraculous. Since I am traveling and don't have my guitar with me, it may be that this forced me to focus on the lyrics without the music "getting in the way". Or maybe it's just one of those rare lightening in a bottle types of situations, never to be repeated. Either way, I would love to create the conditions for this kind of thing to happen more frequently.
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2023.03.30 19:13 melanovia My ranking of the albums.

Going to preface this by saying it's 100 percent personal taste: I am not attempting to rank them in terms of quality
  1. I like it when you sleep... : It doesn't really work as an album, and in that sense I understand why many people find it exhausting. But to me it is by far their best collection of songs, showcasing the best of their work. It has hit singles: Somebody Else, The Sound; great hooks: UGH!, She's American; ambient tracks: Lostmyhead, ILIWYS; experimentation: Ballad of Me and My Brain; ballads: ACoH; great lyrics: If I Believe You; thoughtful acoustic tracks: She Lays Down. It truly feels like their greatest hits record.
  2. Notes on a Conditional Form: It's their most hit or miss but I feel the gems are greatly overlooked. It also has the best production of their career imo (where it lands). Roadkill, Tonight, ITTSYSK alone are better single material than most of Inquiry imo, and they weren't even among the (7!) songs prereleased.
  3. The 1975: I used to rank this higher, but then I realized it was more by association with the EPs than on its own merits. Still it has their quintessential sound which was really unique at the time of release. (Jackson 5 melodies + 80s guitars + emo vocals)
  4. Being Funny In A Foreign Language: I can really see the method behind this album: stripped back, vulnerable, sincere; and I think as a concept it's really well executed for what it is.
  5. A Brief Inquiry: This is the closest they've come to a concept album and I understand why it's considered their best. The reason it's my least favorite is it's the least sonically inspired to me. Debut was their John Hughes soundtrack, I like it when you sleep their greatest hits record, Notes electronic with a strain of folk, Being funny performance focused, whereas this is...a bit electronic and squeaky sounding? I like melodic music and this is probably their least in that respect. Though I do admire them branching outward more in subject matter.
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2023.03.30 19:12 pancakesyrupc Help us find a way out!

Myself (22F), my husband (23M), and our son (4 mo M) are looking to relocate due to obvious reasons. Having our baby has made us realize that we want to raise him somewhere that values family and is safe. Upon looking into immigration I’ve realized just how horrible the living conditions are in the US. I could go on forever, but you all already know how exhausting it is being here.
A little about us: I do not have a completed degree. I was working toward a degree in nursing, but had to quit because life happens. I have been working as a pharmacy technician for 4 years, and as a medical billecoder for 1 year. I doubt medical billing is even a thing elsewhere, but I do have experience in that field. I am willing and able to go back and finish my degree to help my chances of being able to move, as I know I am young and have time. My husband went straight into the workforce upon completing high school. He can do just about anything when it comes to manual labor. He currently works in a research lab that deals with different solvents and products (I honestly have no idea of the ins and outs of his job, lol). He has been in this position for 3 years. We are interested in Sweden, however it is nearly impossible to move there without being an EU citizen. We are looking to be anywhere in Europe. We want to be able to ditch our vehicles and rely on public transport. We are okay with renting, we are not looking to purchase property. Neither of us qualify for citizenship by decent. Both of our families have been in (unfortunately) Alabama for a significant amount of time.
I apologize if that was a huge ramble. I know moving will not be easy at all, however we are looking for an EU country that would be easiest to move to and has the least requirements. Please give any and all advice. Thank you
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2023.03.30 19:12 AnAshyPearl I've been burnt out for two years

Long story short : my dad died two years ago. It was my first grief and the shock made me go into a weeklong shutdown. I haven't been the same since then.
I've lost a fuckton of energy. I've lost access to a lot of the social skills I had developed. I've losty ability to care about many things that were important to me.
I'm currently unemployed, and I'm struggling with constant inertia. I wake up, I want to do nothing. I feel mentally exhausted, any task or activity I wanna start is immediately cancelled. Have you ever played the Sims? Imagine an action bubble popping and then disappearing on its own. That's what it feels like.
I have ADHD on top of ASD, I have Ritalin to help, but it's not always enough and when it stops working I'm left with a deep exhaustion that nothing can fill. It's not physical fatigue, I'm sure of it. I sleep alright. I try to have as much down time as I can. But I still want to live. I want to have hobbies, I want to connect with my friends, I want to go out and read a book somewhere that is not my home, but I can't...
Anything that requires an output is impossible without Ritalin: playing video games, reading, playing solo RPG, learning stuff about my special interests... I don't have access to any of those. I can passively watch stuff on YouTube or Netflix but even then it can be too stimulating sometimes. I'm tired of that.
My therapist says I need rest. I feel like I've given myself plenty of that already, and clearly it's not enough.
Any advice or word of support would be so appreciated. I hope you're having a good day, whoever you are. May you have the dopamine we all deserve.
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2023.03.30 19:11 GalaxyG1itch The Good Ending (ChatGPT's "Fantano Styled Review" Of Jakey's Romcom)

What's up everyone, it's your boy Anthony Fantano, and today we're gonna be diving into the latest album from up-and-coming artist Jakey, titled "Romcom". Now, I gotta say, I was excited for this project because Jakey has been making waves online for a while now, and I was curious to see how he would translate his sound to a full-length album. So, without further ado, let's get into it.
First up we have "Drive Off a Bridge", and right off the bat, Jakey is bringing the energy with some hard-hitting drums and distorted guitar riffs. The chorus is catchy and memorable, and Jakey's vocals have a certain rawness to them that I appreciate. It's a great way to kick off the album and sets the tone for what's to come.
Next, we have "Like Totally Freak Me Out", and this one has a more playful vibe to it. The production is a bit more stripped back, with a bouncy bassline and some subtle synth flourishes. Jakey's lyrics here are tongue-in-cheek and self-aware, which adds to the charm of the track.
Moving on to "Every Day", and this is where things slow down a bit. The song has a dreamy quality to it, with some ethereal vocals and a mellow guitar riff. It's a nice change of pace from the more upbeat tracks that preceded it, and Jakey's delivery here is emotive and heartfelt.
"Survival Horror" is up next, and this one is a bit of a departure from the rest of the album. The instrumental has a more industrial feel to it, with some glitchy percussion and distorted vocals. It's definitely a more experimental track, and while it doesn't quite hit the mark for me personally, I appreciate Jakey's willingness to take risks.
"Pine Barrens" is one of my favorite tracks on the album. The production here is lush and atmospheric, with some haunting piano chords and a pulsing bassline. Jakey's vocals are especially impressive here, and he shows off his range with some impressive falsetto notes.
"Reeboks or the Nikes" has a more laid-back feel to it, with some jazzy guitar chords and a smooth beat. Jakey's flow here is impeccable, and he showcases his lyrical prowess with some clever wordplay.
"Tommy Hanks" is another standout track for me. The instrumental here is more stripped back, with some simple guitar chords and a minimal drum beat. Jakey's vocals are raw and emotional, and the chorus is especially memorable.
Finally, we have "Fat Head", and this one is an epic closer to the album. Clocking in at over four minutes, the track is a slow-burning ballad that builds to an explosive climax. The instrumental is grandiose and cinematic, with some soaring strings and a powerful drumbeat. Jakey's vocals here are especially impressive, and he shows off his range and versatility.
Overall, I gotta say, "Romcom" is a strong debut album from Jakey. While there are a few missteps here and there, the majority of the tracks are well-crafted and showcase Jakey's talents as a musician and lyricist. I'm excited to see where he goes from here, and I'm definitely keeping my eye on him in the future. I'm feeling a strong 7 on this one, but what did you think? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, stay melon!
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2023.03.30 19:10 Jolly-Ad8243 They are who we thought they were!

They are who we thought they were!
NFA: I am an autistic regard, like most of you. Every thing I say and do should be inverse. Take this with a grain of salt.
Most of us are probably feeling a touch down after todays events, whether they seem bearish, or if the long term solution is bullish. We just don't know. If anyone tries to convince you that they know what's truly going on, they are completely packing your ass like your last cellmate from prison.
My tinfoilly theory, might be coming to fruition. When RC left retail holding the bag, i thought there would have to be more. I am not going to lie, i wasn't very intrigued by the play at the time, so I bailed along with most on the giant run-up. When I came to my senses, after doing extensive DD, I came to this conclusion.
RC wouldn't bail on retail if it didn't fit the narrative. The Pump and Dump narrative is the opposite of what he stands for. He stand behind retail so much, that his heir would be destroyed if he didn't have APES in his corner. He stand for equality, free and fair markets, and sustainable growth. Enough said, nobody can convince me otherwise.
My tinfoilly theory is this and I stand behind this as well. BBBY needed cash desperately. They needed it so bad, that they would do whatever it took to save the company, whether that be at shareholders expense, or using HBC as a capital crutch. I can safely say today that they did both. Are we doomed? Not at all. My theory states that RC was tied up so to speak. The court docs which were filed Friday, and Reviewed Monday, dismissed RC without prejudice Tuesday.
Pacer Monitor Files
Bobby needed funding to fulfill the ABL/FILO, but being that RC was locked in court litigation, it became a Conflict of Interest. RC could do nothing, but orchestrated a plan to have HBC takeover to fund the deal in the interim, with hopes of little reprecussions. Do you find it odd that the court case was dismissed yesterday, and the need to have the HBC agreement terminated today are a Cohencidence? I think not! I think RC and the crew were buying time. I think the SEC gave them the approval to takeover BBBY if certain demands were met. Larry Cheng, Brett Icahn. and others leaving board seats of well capitalized companies was not a Cohencidence. The crew probably thought HBC could do limited damage in a short period of time, grab the interim funding they needed before the "All Clear" could take place.

So we get all this info in a 24 hour period. IMO HBC orchestrated the price threshold. They put there capital up and said we will do this, you do this. They wanted the Floor Price Threshold changed as RC and crew got close to the "All Clear" so they could make a pretty penny. Now that they are not need, my assumption would be that we are extremely close, like days away. It always tomorrow, until it is not. If you're scared to buy now, the stock market isn't for you.
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2023.03.30 19:04 tvchase THE GREATEST TRICK THE DEVIL EVER PULLED -- Part Five (1/2)

“Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times…”
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four
September 9, 2022 – The Fallout from Brawl Out
AEW is in crisis. Its champion and biggest star turned the world upside down three days prior. CM Punk is in exile, two titles are vacant, and three of the company’s founders have their futures in jeopardy. The landscape is pure chaos. Amidst that chaos, a villain strolls out to the stage with a big smile on his face.
MJF eats it all up… AEW’s greatest heel may have become its greatest face in one night. The live audience is jubilant to see him and he reciprocates, diving into them just as CM Punk had done, hugging Taz at the broadcast desk, wearing the jersey of that city’s football team.
Joy reverberates in his words once he grabs the microphone:
"BUFFALO, NEW YORK! THE DEVIL IS BACK! Now listen up Buffalo, first things first... Who's excited to see MJF? “Lord knows I am. Guys, I love Buffalo, New York, hell the greatest Quarterback of all time, Josh Allen is from Buffalo. Now, we're gonna get down to brass tacks a little bit here, okay? Last time you guys saw me I might've said some offensive stuff, I'm just being honest…
The fans strike up a loud chant: “YOU WERE RIGHT”
Now hear me out, hear me out, hear me out... Hold on g-- Seriously, I only have so much time allotted. Shut up. Please. Jesus. Alright listen... If there's one thing I know to be true, it's that right now you might think that we're in dark times, but we're not. What we need is leadership. And I can not think of one more person, more trustworthy than me! Now let me tell you a story: there was once a wise Jewish man, and his name started with a M. And when his people were meek and weak and they needed help, he split the sea wide open and he walked them straight to the promise land. Buffalo, I'm not telling you I'm Moses, that's ridiculous. I'M BETTER THAN MOSES! I'VE GOT TO WIN THAT WORLD TITLE BECAUSE MY NAME IS MAXWELL JACOB FRIEDMAN AND I'M BETTER THAN YOU...
“AND YOU KNOW IT!”, the crowd finishes for him. “Wild Thing” comes over the speakers and Jon Moxley walks through the crowd to the ring.
He stares down MJF then says: “You are absolutely full of crap.”
Crowd laughs a bit, but they also boo him some.
"So let me get this straight, Jonathan. You think I'm not being sincere here in Buffalo, New York? In front of all these grotesque, poor, lard asses who have quite possibly the worst Football Team in the history of the United States of America? [MJF shed’s the jersey and wipes his ass with it] … Now Jon, I don't know if you're a little bit woozy considering you went to sleep on Sunday… [MJF mimes CM Punk's “Go To Sleep” pose]
But maybe you got a point. Maybe I don't care about AEW.... Maybe I don't care about these people... Maybe, just maybe I look at the World Title as nothing more than a bargaining chip that I can use for the bidding war of 2024. Maybe I take that title to a real Wrestling Company, WITH REAL FANS. And real wrestlers like my friend and hero 'The American Roller Coad-ster' Cody Rhodes. And – I'M HOLDING THE MICROPHONE YOU BUMS! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! And maybe, just maybe I get to work for a real boss, the only Khan in professional wrestling that's worth a damn; Jolly Old St. Nick. Because to quote the greatest wrestler of all time, and my personal hero, The Game: 'That is what's best for business.’”
"Dude. This is not the time, this is not the place, and I am in no mood. You need to leave this ring right now, or I will make you leave.
MJF stands toe-to-toe with Moxley before slithering out of the ring. Mox continues:
Hey, your theme music sucks by the way. Now Buffalo, New York. I am in no mood... I am pissed off. I am embarrassed. I am pissed off about a great many things. But none more so than the fact that I'm standing here without the AEW World Championship... The AEW World Championship represents passion for this sport! Passion for this business! It represents the passion of the guys and girls in the back, and the fans that fill the arenas and watch at home. Those three letters in the AEW World Championship, they represent heroes during a pandemic at a time where the world needed heroes. It represents the dream, the vision that we all had when we started this thing years ago, and we wanted to show the world just what wrestling could be. The AEW World Championship represents taking the dark and ugly side of this business and letting it die with another generation. The World Championship represents the freedom to be as great as you are willing to dare to be. The AEW World championship means being better than I was the day before. Even if it's just a little bit better. Even if nobody notices but me. That World Championship represents slaying demons. That World Championship represents EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THIS BUSINESS!
But the fact remains: on Sunday, I lost. And that's on me, that's my fault. I made mistakes. I got pinned. That's on me. I missed the game winning shot. And I was supposed to be on vacation right now, like until about two days ago. But here's another chance to take another shot when the game's on the line. This Tournament of Champions is one hell of a shot. That's one hell of a big rock to push all the way to the top of the hill again. Chris Jericho, the greatest of all time. Bryan Danielson, the best pure wrestler to ever step foot into a ring, a better wrestler than I'll ever be. Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, three dudes all younger than me, faster than me, more naturally gifted than I could ever be. So yeah, that's a hell of a shot. But winners always want the ball when the game is on the line. The Ace always wants the ball. And I want the ball. So hell yeah, I'm gonna take the shot.
Cause this isn't just a time to win… This is a time to be a legend!
Moxley leaves to a furious ovation and has rallied the AEW fans back to reason and rationality. It’s only temporary though, and an unnerved mood persists. The message is delivered by Moxley, truly the Ace of the company… But it feels like it should’ve come from someone else and perhaps that someone else would have been there to deliver it if he wasn't turned away. Better yet, the situation may have been avoided entirely.
But then again, maybe the whole damn thing was inevitable all along.
January 4, 2016 - Tokyo
Following their tag win over CHAOS, Kenny Omega betrays and usurps the leader of Bullet Club, AJ Styles, at NJPW: New Year’s Dash.
"AJ Styles! My god, you can't be surprised, can you? You people, you can't be surprised. You at home you better not be surprised. You had this coming, AJ. We gave you the big matches, we gave you the big pay-per-views. We made you a star, we paid you like a star. While I struggled, while I starved, forcing myself to be a junior. Everybody called you a leader, everybody called you the boss. Well AJ, if you are the boss, I'm just gonna say it. You have now been fired.
The rest of the Bullet Club is initially in disagreement before coalescing around Kenny and ganging up on Styles. They leave with their former leader in a heap, but Kenny and the Young Bucks gather at ringside. The three of them return to the ring and continue the brutal assault on AJ Styles… They are still in the Bullet Club, but within that organization, henceforth they will be The Elite.
January 4, 2017 - Wrestle Kingdom 11
Having stormed through his first ever attempt in the tournament, Kenny Omega became the only gaijin to have ever won New Japan’s G1 Tournament and earned the right to challenge for the company’s top prize at WK11.
That night in the Tokyo Dome, Omega and Okada created magic in one of the greatest matches in wrestling history. On the same show, Bullet Club’s newest member debuts: Cody Rhodes. Frustrated with his position and his creative direction, Cody had requested and been granted his release from WWE the previous summer, Cody makes his way across the Pacific, sending shockwaves through the international wrestling landscape.
Despite this shot in the arm, Bullet Club is tested by the crushing defeat of its leader. Following his loss to Okada, Kenny steps away from wrestling to assess his future. When he returns after several weeks Cody had grown ambitious and plots in the background.
June 11, 2017 - Dominion
In a rematch of their classic from the start of the year at Wrestle Kingdom 11, Kenny Omega attempts to avenge his defeat and claim the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada. Earlier in the night, Cody had grabbed a headset and proclaimed he wanted to face Okada himself.
Omega and Okada push each other over the limit even harder than before. Omega is taking inhuman punishment yet refuses to give up. Eventually, Cody makes his way down to the ring and attempts to throw in the towel for Kenny, but the Bucks stop him.
The timekeeper’s bell rings, marking it a 60-minute draw.
Afterward, the Elite debate whether it was a true act of mercy by Cody or a scheme for his personal goals
Cody storms Okada’s post-match press conference, where he mocks the champ, spits in his face, and challenges him for a title match.
May 16, 2017 - The Bet
Dave Meltzer quote-tweets a question asking if anyone could sell 10,000 tickets to a non-WWE show in America, to which he replies, “Not anytime soon.”
Cody takes note and responds: “I'll take that bet Dave… put The Bucks & I on the card & 3-months to promote”... Over the next year this grand dream between Cody and the Young Bucks will come to fruition.
July 1, 2017 - Returning the Favor
Cody unsuccessfully challenges Okada for the IWGP championship. Kenny comes to ringside and wants to throw in the towel just as Cody had tried weeks earlier. After the match, the two of them nearly come to blows backstage and Cody flips a table.
August 2017 - G1 Climax
Throughout the tournament, Bullet Club nears a boiling point. OG member Toma Tonga questions Omega’s leadership due to having his small inner circle of The Elite within the larger group. In the weeks and months to follow, Cody identifies Kota Ibushi as Kenny Omega’s weakest point and starts targeting him as a wedge to divide the Bullet Club and create chaos wherein he can ascend to power.
January 4, 2018 - Wrestle Kingdom 12
Looking to use a win over Ibushi as a flashpoint to take control of Bullet Club, Cody viciously mauls Kota in a singles match but can’t secure the victory. Frustrated that his plan failed, the next night at New Year’s Dash he launches a post-match assault on Ibushi. Cody and the rest of Bullet Club are wailing on Ibushi until Kenny rushes out to stop them… but the rest of Bullet Club can’t help feeling Kenny views his old tag partner as more important to him than they are. Cody’s plan bears fruit as Kenny makes a massive unforced error: he invites “Switchblade” Jay White to join Bullet Club and be a shot in the arm for the faction, only for White to betray him immediately and join CHAOS.
January 7, 2018 - Being the Elite #87
Camera follows the Elite as they are tense and nervous preparing for Wrestle Kingdom a few days earlier. It jumps to the group after New Year’s Dash, all gathered at a tense dinner conversation. To break the tension, Matt proposes a new gimmick for the group: “BTE IS DRUG FREE”... aka, Straight Edge… no one shoots it down, but they’re not thrilled either, and Cody hides his beer underneath the table.
The effort to relieve things fails, however, and Cody blurs the line between kayfabe and shoot, shouting for the cameraman to put the camera down. Then we get a fly-on-the-wall glimpse at him charging Kenny with always “turning everything into a bit”, disregarding the group, and heatedly asking him if he’s actually their leader before Kenny finally storms away from the table.
January 28, 2018 - Civil War
Jay White scores a massive upset at New Beginning and takes the IWGP United States Championship from Kenny Omega. After the bell, Hangman confronts Jay White and seeks to challenge for the title, but Kenny stops him. The Bucks and Cody rush to the ring, and Cody accuses their leader of stepping on Hangman’s moment. A violent argument ensues with Kenny shoving Matt Jackson to the ground.
Once the Elite have left the ring and Kenny is alone, Cody seizes the opportunity and hits Kenny with a CrossRhodes, initiating the Bullet Club Civil War. The only thing saving Omega from a brutal attack that night is Ibushi, who runs off Cody and returns the favor for his old friend and partner, reuniting the Golden Lovers after years of separation. Regardless, Cody’s plan is in full effect. Bullet Club is in disarray and if he is to take power, now is the opportunity.
In 944 days, Roman Reigns becomes world champion to begin his and the Bloodline's vice grip on WWE.
January 30, 2018 - Being The Elite #90
Cody, to the assembled Elite of Matt, Nick, Hangman, and Marty:
It isn’t my place, but you’ve known that guy for over ten years. I don’t get it, I’m sorry. Yeah, he’s a great wrestler, but leadership… Like I said, it’s action not position! That’s not acting like a leader! ‘Oh, you’re my second, you’re my second’... Who the F-CK are you seconds for? Nobody! The best tag team in the world! And Hangman, it’s your moment! He… He ruined it.
Bullet Club is fine… Bullet Club is fine.
Kenny & Ibushi go to visit the Bucks in their hotel room, Room 710… but we aren’t shown what happens next.
February 12, 2018 – Being the Elite #92
Cody floats around reassuring everyone: “Bullet Club is fine.” All of the guys have pure depression on their faces, but Cody continually gasses them up, telling the Bucks they’re ready for the jump to the heavyweight division and encouraging Marty to start up a Villain Club of his own. Later, Matt, Nick, and Marty are commiserating in a locker room prior to a Ring of Honor show when Hangman and Cody strut through the door.
Cody, smugly:
“Whew, look at that! Did you guys see [Hangman] kick the door down??”
He thinks a couple of surprises might cheer them up. The first, some new merch that says “Bullet Club is Fine” doesn’t do the trick, so he takes them for the second surprise: their new mascot, Bury the Drug-Free Bear. Using his best Sting voice, Cody introduces Bury as someone who will “shock the world” only for him to “fall on his f-ckin’ arse” like the Shockmaster did 25 years earlier.
Kenny tries to call Matt, but Cody sees the call coming through on the phone and declines it.
February 19, 2018 – Being the Elite #93
Cody maneuvers the Bucks around the Melbourne airport to keep them from running into Kenny. While traveling, Cody further drives the Ibushi wedge between Matt and the absent Kenny and plays up that Kenny only views the Bucks as a junior tag team. Later, Cody takes the brothers out to the zoo and to the movie theater as we see Kenny emotionally watching Casablanca on his phone.
The Bucks catch up with Tonga and the OGs backstage in a locker room where they try to make peace.
“Alright guys, thanks for gathering here. Nick and I feel like there’s one important thing that we need to talk about… I think it’s kind of obvious, right? There’s a divide in the Bullet Club. It’s almost like there’s two entities all of a sudden. It’s like there’s Bullet Club BTE and Bullet Club OGs… Nick and I have been watching what you’ve been doing in Japan… holding down the fort, representing the Bullet Club, making the name proud. But we’ve been back at home in the US doing the same thing. There is no heat here. We love you guys. When we all say that catchphrase, when we say ‘Bullet Club is for life’, we mean it. It’s not just a catchphrase, okay? There’s no heat here. The only heat is between two individuals: Cody and Kenny.”
“Cody is right. Bullet Club is fine.”
The two groups shake hands, then Cody enters the locker room, surprised to see everyone together:
“Did somebody call a meeting? I didn’t call a meeting…”
In strolls Kenny.
Kenny: So there he is. The snake in the grass. Three-star savior. Hey Cody.
Cody: Did you see the sign outside? It says 'Bullet Club'.
Kenny: That's right, and I AM THE LEADER.
They start brawling and the others can barely keep them apart.
Touch me and I'll sue! Touch me and I'll sue!!
Cody throws a chair that barely misses Kenny and the Bucks.
Matt and Nick look at each other, devastated at what’s become of the group.
February 25, 2018 - Being the Elite #94
Matt Jackson is on a plane traveling between shows, doing the same thing as Kenny from the previous episode: watching Casablanca.
For those who haven't seen it, the story at the heart of the film is a love triangle: cynical club owner Rick, his first love Ilsa, and her rebel husband Laszlo, enhanced by a background of espionage and war with the local police chief, Renault, at the crossroads of the entanglements.
It’s foreshadowing the story to come. In the film, Rick and Ilsa had a passionate love before the events on screen, but they split up and Ilsa then wound up with her now-husband Laszlo, a Czech rebel carrying vital documents for the resistance against Nazi Germany. Rick and Ilsa reunite and rekindle their romance until Rick – knowing she’s better off with her husband – convinces Ilsa to leave with Laszlo before local authorities catch them. Rick stays behind, killing the evil Major Strasser who was attempting to stop the married couple from escaping Casablanca. Renault, who has been playing both sides (Germans and Resistance) up to this point, is touched by Rick's sacrifice. Other policemen arrive and see Strasser's dead body. Rather than identify Rick as the culprit, Renault instructs the cops to "round up the usual suspects"... And of course, that classic line provides the name of the film The Usual Suspects, from which Punk, and MJF, and Don Callis have all quoted the final line:
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you believe he doesn't exist."
The Usual Suspects is a tale of a mysterious crime lord who manipulates and controls multiple criminals to achieve his ultimate goal and get away scot-free. It is tightly designed so that if you rewatch it knowing the ending, you realize and notice dozens of things you missed on the first viewing.
As Casablanca ends, Rick says to Renault: "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship", implying that if they work together, they can get away with almost anything…
This BTE episode ends with the group all in Japan. The Bucks approach Kenny and Ibushi to have a conversation, but Kenny doesn’t have time for them. Later that night at the event, Cody pulls the Bucks into a hallway and implores them to listen to the promo Kenny is cutting in the ring at that exact moment, where he declares the Golden Lovers the greatest tag team in the world. Cody pushes them to go handle it. The Young Bucks go to the ring while Cody flashes a devilish smile.
From this day forward, my brother and I have decided to move up and compete in the heavyweight tag team division.
It puts them directly in opposition with the Lovers. Kenny and Ibushi confront them backstage, but the Bucks don’t take anything from him, saying they’ve always been there to support him but it’s never been returned. All those times they were there to pick Kenny up off the mat, where was Ibushi?
March 5, 2018 - BTE #95
In Vegas, Matt and Nick are in the dressing room talking when Bury the Drug Free Bear enters and seems desperate to tell them something. Bury is about to remove the head to his costume when Hangman bursts in. He is angry with Matt for not helping him during his confrontation with Joey Ryan the week prior. Cody enters and asks Bury why he hasn't got his Bullet Club shirt on and pulls him away to get changed. Everyone looks confused and Matt wonders what the bear was trying to tell them.
Cody is in the production studio and calls Nick over to suggest that Matt is holding him back and that he should consider wrestling in singles matches, but Nick looks unconvinced. Later that night, Cody is in the ring celebrating with Brandi and Bury after his match. As Cody goes to hug Bury, the bear pushes him to the floor. Standing over a prone, confused Cody, Bury removes his costume head to reveal Kenny Omega ,who knocks out Cody with a knee strike as the fans go wild.
Cody is demented after the match:
“What a time. What a time to be involved in this great sport… Everybody’s eyes in this sport are fixed on New Orleans, on Supercard of Honor… my very first encounter with Kenny Omega. So wouldn’t that be enough? As a professional… that feather in your cap, that everybody is talking about your match, that everybody wants to see your match, that you have stolen the [Wrestlemania] weekend from the rich and you have given it to the poor… wouldn’t that be enough?
So why the… escalation? Why come to Las Vegas? … You’re supposed to be the best wrestler in the world! A hero! You’ve got a bag full of them [match rating] stars, well I have a book full of dates, full of cities, full of towns, because I’m not a hero once a month! I’m a hero every single night!
Perception is no longer reality. Reality is reality.
And the reality is that I am the leader of the Bullet Club… that I am the hero in this story.
March 20, 2018 – BTE #97
Just like he did with Nick previously, Cody sequesters Matt and says his brother has been holding him back and he needs a singles push.
In Japan, Kenny records a message to the Young Bucks apologizing, saying how Cody has gotten into everyone’s heads and divided the group, and hopes to make amends… Unbeknownst to him, Cody has Nick’s laptop so he intercepts the message and edits it down to an insulting challenge. Matt is enraged, but Nick is suspicious.
March 25, 2018 – The Elite Fight It Out
In Los Angeles at NJPW: Strong Style Evolved, the Golden Lovers face the Young Bucks in a deeply personal grudge match. After a brutal, back-and-forth war where the Lovers emerge victorious, Kenny attempts to bury the hatchet. Nick accepts the olive branch, but Matt refuses to shake Kenny’s hand. Cody hits the ring and berates Matt for eating the pin during the match. When Nick intervenes, Cody spins around and shoves him to the ground.
Later in the locker room, Cody comes in to ask what happened out there. The Bucks are challenging him for his actions, but Cody shouts them down, saying he thought it was Kenny in the ring and that he would never do such a thing to them. Cody apologizes profusely and leaves.
“I don’t think we can trust this guy.”
April 7, 2018 – Supercard of Honor XII
With the leadership of Bullet Club at stake, Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes square off in a hard-hitting match. Having grown wary of Cody and his schemes, the Bucks come down to the ring and decide to attack Cody. They launch double superkicks… but Cody ducks and the kicks land on Omega, allowing Cody to hit his finisher and claim the win. Matt and Nick attempt to explain, but Kenny refuses to listen.
In the backstage area, Cody is ecstatic at wresting control of Bullet Club away from Kenny. He wants to celebrate, but the Elite leave the dressing room and leave Cody sitting alone in his ring gear, sweaty, bloody, with a black eye and a gym towel draped around his shoulders, looking starkly similar to another guy post-match four years later…
June 4, 2018 – BTE #105
After a busy summer in which Cody and the Bucks have assembled the looming All In event, Matt and Nick try establishing lines of communication with Kenny in Japan. Ibushi implores him to reconcile with his old friends but he’s reluctant. Cody is obsessed with running a Senate election campaign in Texas and practices his speeches in bathroom mirrors, but it almost sounds like he’s talking to his stablemates. Meanwhile, a package that Matt and Nick sent him weeks ago has been collecting dust the whole time. Ahead of his fourth match with Kazuchika Okada, Kenny decides to open the package…
June 9, 2018 – Omega vs Okada IV
Everyone is in Japan for the big Dominion show. Hangman approaches Cody and asks what the plan is for tonight. Cody looks sullen and calls off whatever he had been plotting to ruin Omega’s big night.
Kenny triumphs in possibly the greatest match in wrestling history, claiming the IWGP heavyweight championship. He reunites with the Young Bucks afterward, and it’s revealed that in the package are Golden Elite shirts, honoring the pact they made in Hotel Room 710 at the start of the year.
Cody approaches the locker room with congratulatory gifts for Kenny and to make peace, but he stops short and leaves them outside the door.
July 7, 2018 – Debts Are Settled in San Francisco
At the G1 Special NJPW show, Cody challenges Omega for the IWGP championship. After a war with Kenny emerging in triumph, the Elite gather and celebrate… until the Bullet Club OGs attack them in retribution for the dysfunction and strife they’ve brought to the group over the previous two years. Cody returns to the ring and is given a chance to brutalize Kenny, but instead he defends him and rejoins the Elite in full.
Over the coming months, Cody, Kenny, Matt, Nick and Hangman solidify themselves as a core group leading up to:
September 1, 2018 - All In
By far the greatest triumph in indie wrestling history, the show was a massive success both at live gate and on PPV, wildly exceeding all expectations. In its main event, Cody wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the same world title his father had claimed 31 years earlier.
After this monumental night, the Elite ceded the war for control of Bullet Club to the OGs and stepped away from the group, turning their attention to the establishment of something new entirely: All Elite Wrestling. This new national promotion came into being on January 1, 2019, and at its forefront was the core group of five. As the inaugural and omnipresent face of the company, Cody’s claim to AEW gold is surely just a matter of time.
May 25, 2019 -- Double or Nothing
AEW holds its first event ever.
In 944 days, on the Christmas episode of Rampage, Cody claims his final championship in AEW.
August 31, 2019 -- All Out
As the clock strikes midnight, Chris Jericho pins Hangman Adam Page to become the first AEW World Champion.
In 944 days, Cody Rhodes rises onto the WrestleMania stage and returns to WWE.
November 6, 2019
Allied with his friend, protege, and personal recruit to AEW, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, the public face of AEW prepares to challenge for the world championship of the company he helped build. He seems destined for it, it’s damn near his birthright, and yet there are whispers he’s only in position to claim it through politics.
“Eddie Graham... Cowboy Bill Watts... The American Dream Dusty Rhodes... For the cold and sterile historians of our business, there's an air of controversy that surrounds them, it's from the simple fact that those men were also, in addition to being competitors... they were management. Not unlike myself. And for the last year I've told everybody: every podcast, every radio, every correspondent. I've shouted it off the rooftops how proud I am of AEW, how proud I am of the all-inclusive nature, of the schedule, of the pay, of the fact that we will listen. This! This is Ellis Island for a professional wrestler! This is freedom! So, when I hear the same criticism attached to my name for being management and being in a title match… I can't not hear it... And with that said, I am announcing that if I do not defeat Chris Jericho at Full Gear... I will never challenge for the AEW World championship again.
And so Cody faced Chris Jericho at Full Gear 2019 with destiny in his grasp. There, with MJF in his corner, Cody and Jericho pushed each other to their limits. Late in the match with the challenger locked tight in the Walls of Jericho, MJF throws in the towel for Cody and costs him the match, effectively locking him out of the title picture thereafter.
MJF’s ascension begins. He wins the Dynamite Diamond Ring and begins climbing the rankings. Winning isn’t simply enough, though. If he wants everything, he needs chaos. He needs to flip the world upside down. He needs the world to believe its heroes are the villains and its villains are the heroes.
November 14, 2019
You wanna boo me as if I’m the villain… Meanwhile, you people have been cheering for the real villain the whole time. That villain is Cody… Cody Rhodes couldn’t give less of a shit about any single one of you… You sheep don’t want to admit it. There’s only one man on this planet who knows the real Cody Rhodes, and you’re looking at him.
December 11, 2019
"What are you gonna do Cody? Are you gonna try to fire me? Are you gonna pull Tony Khan over to the side and get me fired? Well how bout you do that Cody. HOW BOUT YOU FIRE ME. Oh wait. That's right. You won't. Because the one thing you want most in this world is to get your hands on me... And to top that off, you'd be letting down each and every one of these people you claim to care about.”
February 29, 2020 – Revolution
After weeks of taunting and weeks of enduring the original gauntlet of trials MJF sets in order to get a match with him, Cody gets his match with MJF… but he falls short, defeated and humiliated by the young man he brought into AEW himself.
March 5, 2020 – Cody is bitten by the original Snake
Jake Roberts emerges from the thickest of weeds and slithers down to the ring. He nearly devours Cody. He mocks him… “Hail Caesar”. He neither fears nor respects him.
“What a Snake wants, a snake takes. I’m not in AEW for the whole pie.. Just your slice”
Two weeks later the world screeches to a halt as an unknown, lethal virus spreads rapidly around the globe. For several weeks Dynamite is patchwork, assembled from whatever talent is available. A tournament for a new title belt is announced. Ahead of its opening round we get the darkest promo we’ve thus far seen from the purest babyface in the company’s short history…
April 8, 2020
Cody sits ominously at a table, in a pitch black room, and lights a cigar… just as he’d done before when laying out his machinations against Kenny Omega for control of Bullet Club.
"Why do I wanna be TNT Champion? Wrestling is so linear you're gonna hear the same answer to that question over and over again. You'll even hear the announcers strike some of the same hyperboles as they describe the stakes. The wrestlers will give you that real wrestling school, paint by numbers interview where they say things like --- you see: ‘The boys in the back.' Or my favorite: They perpetually say their own name or the person they're wrestling against or the person who's interviewing them over and over again. Like I said, wrestling is linear. They might even do the – [Cody gestures around his waist where a belt would be worn] - that thing. You see, where you pantomime, where you indicate that you want the belt. I've done it a thousand times. We've all done it, we're all guilty. Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times, are they? I think we'd all give our last dollar for a little bit of normalcy, a little bit of linear. It's my personal hope that we get through this just fine. We wanna live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery, right?
So why do I need to become champion? It is not the fame. It's certainly not the added money. It's not the specialized lower third that they put on the screen. It's not even my specific, unique circumstance of trying to carry a last name that is worth 58 years in gold. It's much simpler. It's because I don't wanna lose. AEW has four major pay per views: Double Or Nothing, All Out, Full Gear, Revolution and I'm 50/50 and I have felt lost and I don't ever want to lose again…The motto, the expression, what the Nightmare Family means, it's sitting at the side of my neck is when we say: DO THE WORK! It's not: Do the work and lose.
And this tournament is flush, it's rich in talent. Take Colt Cabana. Probably the second most experienced guy in the tournament. Does a better flip, flop and fly than me, Dustin and Bully combined. Ask anybody in any locker room the world over – they'll tell you they love Colt Cabana. Well frankly: I do not trust a wrestler that doesn't have any enemies.
Kip Sabian… and that hellfire fiance of his… What happens when those two cohabitate? They’re either gonna motivate themselves upwards or they're gonna drag themselves down to Complacency City, right next to ‘Jobber Avenue.
Darby… I feel like I handpicked Darby. He's clearly the fastest rising star in all of wrestling in any company, hands down. He's putting on weight by the day, he's assassin quick. But Darby is a freshman on the varsity squad. I don't think he has the mental aptitude to finish this tournament.
My oldest friend… Shawn Spears. My former tag team partner, kind of my Dick Murdoch. Could be a world champion pretty much anywhere he wanted to be. But Shawn Spears is ‘King Boo-Boo Face and he will mentally defeat himself before we ever even lock up…
Every one of those guys, they want to be TNT Champion. The difference with me: I NEED IT!
It was an outright heel promo, preceding his entry into the tournament which he ultimately won, facing Jake Roberts’ client – Lance Archer – in the finals. Cody is the conquering hero he always aspires to be, and he rattles off five straight title defenses in five weeks. Someone’s not very impressed, however.
July 7, 2020
Cody stands with Arn in the ring, congratulating himself on the recent string of victories against… let’s say, less than impressive competition.
Onto the stage charges Eddie Kingston, who’s heard enough:
"No, no, no, we're gonna get this right, we're gonna do this real quick. Cody, you talk about grinding, you talk about living this rough life, all that jazz. No one's gonna 'out-grind' you, all that stuff. My man, it's easy to say that when you grew up around used-to-be legends like Arn Anderson. Yeah, you heard me. Keep shooting murder-ones at me and I'll knock your jaw right off your face, partner. You know what I grew up around? You know what I grew up around? Alcoholics! Junkies! I GREW UP AROUND THAT... AND I HAD TO SURVIVE. I HAD TO GRIND. You couldn't last a day in my shoes, so you don't tell me nothing about grinding. You talk about the sport of pro-wrestling... that's a joke. Because every person you faced has been a child. I am a grown-ass man and I will put you in the ground and smile.
But here's the best part about this whole thing: the guy that you like to mention because you like to be best friends with the boss, Tony Khan… He paid me to show up. And now he's going to pay me to kick your ass and take that championship. Oh yeah, you wanna go? Arn, I swear on my beautiful mother's life, if you don't shut up, I'm gouging your eye out. All right? Let me speak! It's my time now. Real easy, relax, you've had yours. Tony Khan said to me, ‘‘You know what, King? If you want No DQ, man, that's fine by me.. just.. you know.. Cody has to accept.' You have to accept, cause either you're an egg-sucking dog or you're an egg-sucking bitch."
Infuriated that he would be upstaged like this, Cody accepts on the spot. He survives an incredibly violent match and continues on with his title reign.
August 13, 2020
Mr. Brodie Lee whips Cody’s ass. In just over three minutes, it’s done and his beloved championship is gone. The Exalted One and The Dark Order put a massive beatdown on Cody and he’s carried out on a stretcher… Then they continue attacking him on the stretcher.
Cody disappears for weeks.
September 23, 2020
Brodie spends over a month terrorizing anyone even remotely close to Cody, but he still doesn’t come back until after Brodie beats down Orange Cassidy in a title defense. It’s a surprise attack, which incenses The Exalted One.
"You gotta be kidding me! The audacity of a man, the audacity of you Cody to return like that! You have been gone for five weeks while I’ve been here doing the work, being undeniable! Oh my God, the audacity of you Cody. What kind of man sends another man to do his work? Did you see what I did to Dustin? Did you see what Anna Jay did to Brandi? What kind of man Cody, what kind of man lets his wife post Instagram thirst traps while calling me daddy? What kind of man stays away in a little bubble? A man like you, Cody. But YOU are no man! YOU are a coward!
Mr. Brodie Lee grabs a pair of dog collars and looks into the camera.
Cody, you can run on for a long time, but sooner or later Brodie Lee is gonna cut you down! And I am gonna take this dog collar, Cody, I am gonna wrap it around your neck, I am gonna wrap it around that God-forsaken tattoo! And you, Cody, will have nowhere, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide! You, Cody... You have one week to answer me: Are you a man... Or are you a coward?!"
Two weeks later, Cody reclaims his championship in the first dog collar match in AEW history. He would hold it for only a month until one of the Four Pillars pries it away from him, beginning Darby Allin’s ascension to the main event scene... And sending Cody spiraling into the Codyverse of excess and absurdity.
February 17, 2021 - “It’s a girl!”
Despite a litany of viral media and news segments addressing how excessive and even dangerous pregnancy gender reveals are… Cody and Brandi have theirs live on Dynamite, with full entrance and theme, as well as what still to this day is among the largest pyro displays in the history of AEW. It’s shockingly tone-deaf.
May 12, 2021 – The worst promo in AEW history
Just before the one year anniversary of the George Floyd murder that rattled America and stirred racial dialogue in a manner unseen for decades…
Cody addresses Anthony Ogogo and delivers an all-time terrible promo. I'm not even gonna transcribe it here, it's the most pandering cringe ever.
Here's a link if you absolutely need to see it...
When AEW returns to touring, all the cheering and adulation Cody was accustomed to at AEW's beginning is gone. His goodwill has completely evaporated. They’re tired of his phony, self-fellating act and want something different.
July 7, 2021
Still nursing a vicious eye injury incurred at the hands of Kevin Owens on WWE programming the previous October, Malakai Black posts on Instagram a video of him in a mental institution where he's been locked up for 5 years, coincidentally the same length of time he was in his old company... He viciously attacks and kills the doctors and staff.
Walking out, he says "The Devil made me do it."
[Continued in comments]
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2023.03.30 19:03 Cheburashka2019 Felt good for more than a week and then bad relapse into anxiety. Any opinions?

This is my third time on the med and the last two times generally the first few weeks are terrible and then things even out and stay good.
This time I had pretty horrendous anxiety when I started but it settled after 3ish weeks (I definitely needed lorazepam almost daily) and for about 10 days I felt magical. Then on probably my best day, the following day was an absolute nightmare and I haven't felt particularly good since. I did happen to take melatonin, not sure if that screwed things up, but I haven't been sleeping well and I wonder if the insomnia negated the benefits of Zoloft. I'm on 75 mg and that's the dose that has worked previously.
It's possible I may need further tweaking, and the doc isn't too worried about me taking 0.5 mg of lorazepam daily if I really need it, as long as I'm not making it a routine or doing it without the anxiety getting too bad. Apparently taking it for 1-2 months regularly is fine as long as you're being overseen and are working on introducing non-addictive medications. Benzos are scary for sure if taken long term and at high doses, even short term you may have some withdrawl.
At any rate, I know this may be a typical story for a dose increase, but I'm just freaked out. I don't understand how I can go from feeling super optimistic and happy and to being completely paralyzed and helpless. What a terrible feeling. Has anyone else had these up and down occurrences? Did you just tough it out on the same dose and eventually things settled? My doc didn't want to increase quite yet because she things it's the insomnia so she gave me a sleeping aid.

Any encouragement is much appreciated, feeling quite lousy...
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2023.03.30 19:03 theshortkid101 Ted is losing sight of his coaching philosophy, and this season will be about him finding it again (S3 E3 spoilers)

TL;DR: Ted needs to confront his anger about Michelle and Dr. Jacob because at the moment he is relying on Zava’s goals and the team’s wins on the pitch to help him cope
First, a note on Ted’s coaching philosophy: I’m paraphrasing here, but in S1 he tells Trent Crimm something to the effect of “it’s not about the wins and losses, it’s about helping these young men become the best versions of themselves” (may not be the exact quote, but that was the general idea). I think that he has, to some degree, lost sight of that
Second, a note on Dr. Jacob: I’m not a medical professional, I don’t know the exact guidelines and standards, but I feel that it is wrong for 1) an individual’s therapist to then become that person’s couple’s therapist, and 2) for a couple’s therapist to date a patient, even more so than for an individual’s therapist to then date that individual, even if they are technically outside of the legal time constraints (I believe it’s 1 year, so technically he may legally be allowed to date Michelle, but I’m not sure - either way, it’s definitely unethical)
After Ted calls home and finds out that Dr. Jacob and Michelle are now dating, we launch into a series of incredible Zava goals. Crucially, right at the start of the first game, and right before Zava scored his goal from kickoff, Ted appears as though he is about to have another panic attack (his hands start shaking, the camera focuses on his hands, and we start to hear the high pitched tone that we have heard when he had them previously). When Zava scores, that goes away, and he appears to be okay. The team’s continued success (read: their wins on the pitch, and Zava’s goals) seems to be keeping his demons at bay, at least for now
The team continues to grow around Zava, and the wins become more and more important. Ted drops Colin, and to some degree ignores Jamie’s feelings on Zava, in favor of the goals and wins that he provides. In fact, Jamie at this point seems to embody Ted’s coaching philosophy the most - while he selfishly misses being the best player on the team, he also recognizes that Zava is taking over the locker room and the tactics, which may be to the detriment of others. He then expresses his desire to get better to Roy, his old nemesis, showing that he is sincere in his desire to improve himself
I understand Ted’s reluctance to get angry - he loves Michelle, and thinks that if being with Dr. Jacob will make her happy, he is willing to bear it. I am reminded of a quote from Dr. Sharon: “The truth will set you free. But first it’ll piss you off”. Last season Dr. Sharon helped Ted deal with his sadness - now he needs to learn to deal with his anger. I think that once he does so, he will return to his original philosophy and unite the team under the Believe sign, rather than under Zava. As others on this sub have stated, I think that something will happen with Zava where he doesn’t play, so the rest of the team will have to come together without him (maybe he does something bad, Ted gets angry like we saw with the Jamie “we’re talkin bout practice” scene in S1, and realizes that he has been neglecting his philosophy in favor of Zava’s goals - just spitballing here though)
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