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2023.05.30 12:48 scribbyshollow Did the ancient Egyptians, Aztecs and ancient chinese peoples have a shared art known as feng shui in the east and geomancy in the west and new world?
I came across a big similarity when reading up about several ancient unconnected cultures and their mythologies. A general story that seems to be an allegory for an old divination technique known as the geomantic act. It seems as if several of these stories about the creation of the first temples/sacred structures/the world are describing a localized version of the same story. I wanted to know some professional opinions on it because personally it think it has finally made sense of these strange mythologies.
I did not write this it was taken from an article I have been reading on an unrelated subject.
"So if all these distant civilizations shared the same ancient culture or started out fdrom the same sort of mother culture then surely there would be some evidence left of it right? I thought so too so I spent a considerable amount of time looking for connections that would be too specific to ignore or pass off as coincidence. Finally after years of searching I found them.
The main one, and what this section is about is a shared cultural art between ancient China, South America and Ancient Egypt. This art is known as geomancy and in China it is known as Feng Shui, each one of these places I just mentioned contain huge pyramids within their borders and both Egypt and the south American cultures have a very similar story of creation that seems to be an allegory for what they call the "geomantic act". A divination technique used to build temples and buildings in the exact right spot (according to the practitioners of it).
This section from the following book details exactly what that is.
Secret Games of the Gods pages: https://imgur.com/gallery/R3EdoJk
I will summarize it but you should actually take the time to read it as it is only a few pages.
The actual geomantic act is divining a place using the four directions to pick the right location, then once found stabbing a sword, stake or metal wedge into the ground at the exact center of the planned building, usually there is something done to consecrate this center which they call the navel of the structure. Another way to view it (like the above book says) is a hero slaying a dragon or serpent with the aid of four warriors/weapons/deities then building a holy structure on the place the monster was killed. This is how they represent the act in allegorical form in the European version of it.
For the Egyptian mythology I have posted a scan of a very rare book that details the first published translations of the Edfu Temple in Egypt. As the title indicates it details the mythological origin of the first temple that appeared on earth according to the oldest Egyptian records we had found as of 1969 (when the book was published). The very borders of Prehistory.
You can download it here - https://archive.org/details/0_20220129_202201
or read it here. https://unifyingtheory.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-mythological-origin-of-egyptian.html
The objective story the Aztec/Olmec/Mayan/Inca (I am unsure who originated them, I am not a historian) and Egyptian creation myth (according to the Edfu Texts) begin with a world of darkness with no land, only sky and water and a god who lives there, then the god one way or another creates the first world/land which is an island, and the first people, eventually fighting ensues, then because of the fighting the earth is engulfed by water or the island disappears (same thing when you are the only land). Then from this water the new world rises and is rebuilt in the old worlds image from the "bones" of the old world.
Now that story could be shrugged off as mere coincidence I suppose, However...Later in these stories of creation another identical event happens. In the Egyptian and Aztec myths a hero or creator god and group of 4 gods, protectors or warriors represented by four animals and four directions. Do battle with a serpent type monster that always represents chaos. They win this fight and slay the monster and then on the spot it was slain build a sacred temple.
What I just described to you seems to be another allegory used in other cultures for what they call the geomantic act, a local adaptation of it.
The following are pages from the Edfu translation book I linked:
-Page 35 in the book is the summery of the fight. A fight between a serpent and a hawk and his four protectors who represent the four directions. Just as the book "Secret Games of the Gods" described the geomantic act, using the four directions the "hero" would slay the "dragon" and build on the spot it was slayed.
-Page 196 details it. It should also be noted that Tanen became Ptah-Tatenen who was the god of creation and temple building. The page below also clarifies that the sacred place would be built where the snake enemy was slayed.
-Page 324 is the overall summery of the book and outlines the new world made from the bones of a dead god.
Here is the link to those pages: https://imgur.com/gallery/06dMHH1
-Page 297 states the earth god which is found to actually represent earth said to have a “Ka” (spirit) and the earths “Ka” being present was the perquisite for building these temples. So the earths energy had to be present at these sites for building and then once the temple was made it had to be activated by joining with the earths Ka.
Also of note these 4 animals from the Edfu texts also turn up in the book “The Secret Teachings of All Ages” written in 1923 a few decades before the Edfu texts were even translated.
Page 296 and the pages from "the secret teachings of all ages": https://imgur.com/gallery/Wydaz6m
This fits the geomantic act because it also is using natural energy to pick a location for a sacred building (according to the practitioners of it).
A good summery but I recommend reading the entire book because it has many details not covered in the summery. Now there are several creation myths from the Aztecs but we are only going to go over the relevant one.
You can read more about them here: https://aztec-religion-ee.weebly.com/creation-myth.html
This story of creations shares many similarities with the story laid out in the Edfu temple and seems to also be an allegory for the geomantic act.
"In the beginning was the void. It was at some ancient time in the Aztec creation story that the dual god, Ometecuhtli/Omecihuatl, created itself. (Looking back, of course, the Aztecs believed that the many opposites that they saw in the world would have to somehow unite in the origin of the world.) This god was good and bad, chaos and order, male and female. Being male and female, it was able to have children. It had four, which came to represent the four directions of north, south, east and west. The gods were Huizilopochtli (south), Quetzalcoatl (east), Tezcatlipoca (west), and Xipe Totec (north).
The directions were very important to the Aztecs, since their great empire was believed to be at the very center of the universe (remember what I mentioned about the Aztec creation story being political?).
These four gods began to create. They created water, and other gods, and the sea monster Cipactli. Cipactli was part fish and part crocodile, a massive creature as big as all things that now are. This was a consuming monster, a jaw at every joint. Cipactli was to become the source of the cosmos in a strange way.
As the gods continued to create, they had a problem — their creations would fall into the water and be eaten by the dreadful Cipactli. So it was time for war — the four gods attacked the sea monster, pulling her in four directions. She fought back, biting Tezcatlipoca and tearing off his foot. But at last Cipactli was destroyed.
From this enormous creature the universe was created (in some traditions this happened between the last two suns). All the 13 heavens stretch into her head. The earth was created in the middle, and her tail reaches down to the underworld (Mictlán) (nine underworlds, to be exact).
You could say that in the Aztec creation story the world is on the back of this sea monster, floating in the water of space (reminiscent of the Iroquois belief that the world rests on the back of a turtle).” http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-creation-story.html
So according to the above story of creation the Aztecs thought that their land was on the back of a serpent type dragon monster that was killed by four gods by stretching it in the four directions. It actually had many similarities with the geomantic act and its purpose laid out in Secret Games of the Gods. That book also said the purpose of the act was to control the "serpent" in the earth and stop its chaos from destroying the building.
Now its pretty hard to dismiss those stories as mere coincidence, those stories are seemingly localized versions of what is known as the “serpent slaying myth” in indo-european culture. A story that is told and was told in cultures the world over in various localized versions in a time when they had no communication or even knew each other existed. As we saw in the Edfu temple book even the ancient Egyptians had this myth and practice of geomancy.
The following article covers this myth pretty well but as always do your own research and dig deeper and look for more credible sources. https://shivnu.blogspot.com/2023/02/the-proto-indo-european-serpent-slaying.html
Later in these stories of creation identical events happen. In the Egyptian and Aztec myths a group of 4 gods or protectors, warriors or gods represented by 4 animals and also the 4 directions. Do battle with a serpent type monster that represents chaos in all the stories. They win this fight and slay the monster and then on the spot it was slain build a sacred temple.
These animals are in the Edfu myth Snake, Lion, Bull and hawk. They are the 4 guardians that protect “The Falcon” in its fight against a great “snake”.
in the Aztec myth this scenario also plays out but they are gods who animal incarnations or representations are “plummed serpent” (implying a feathered or flying snake), Jaguar, hummingbird, and a god that has no definite form and takes many forms and is the god of warfare.
in the Aztec myth the gods also represent directions. The 4 Aztec directional gods have aspects of the 4 guardian animals. Not the exact same animals mind you but the overall same animals (snake, bird, big cat, formless/unsure)
(I should note that I was unable to narrow down if these are the actual directions they represent because I came across several conflicting sources. However its the overall general story that is important and not the specifics as they would be adapted anyway)
-Huitzilopochtli (pron. Huit-zi-lo-pocht-li) or ‘Hummingbird of the South’ or ‘Blue Hummingbird (bird) https://www.worldhistory.org/Huitzilopochtli/
-Quetzalcóatl (pron. Quet-zal-co-at) or 'Plumed Serpent' (snake or dragon) https://www.worldhistory.org/Quetzalcoatl/
-Tezcatlipoca’s nagual, or animal disguise, was the jaguar, the spotted skin of which was compared to the starry sky. A creator god, Tezcatlipoca ruled over Ocelotonatiuh (“Jaguar-Sun”), the first of the four worlds that were created and destroyed before the present universe. (Cat) https://www.worldhistory.org/Tezcatlipoca/
-Xipe Totec has a controversial history, some people think that the god replaced an earlier god from the story, I could find no credible source about his animal form or direction (though only north is left) however, He is the inventor of war according to the Aztec mythology so that lines up with the Chinese feng shui direction (we will get to this in a moment) of north being the tortoise or "black warrior" (Warrior) https://www.worldhistory.org/Xipe_Totec/
In the Aztec myth the 4 gods do battle with a "serpent/fish", they slay it by ripping it apart in the 4 directions then build from its body on the spot it was slain their world/empire. That is objectively the same story from the book I linked with 3 out of the 4 animal guardians being the same.
Now these animals turn up in one other place with pyramids within its borders. China and Taoism, specifically the 4 animals that represent the 4 directions often associated with the ancient art of Feng Shui which in actuality is the Chinese art of geomancy.
In feng shui the four directions are represented by 3 out of the 4 are the same kind of animals. The entire art of it is about choosing the right location to build things using divination. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Symbols
“The Four Symbols (Chinese: 四象; pinyin: Sì Xiàng, literally meaning “four images”), are four mythological creatures appearing among the Chinese constellations along the ecliptic, and viewed as the guardians of the four cardinal directions. These four creatures are also referred to by a variety of other names, including “Four Guardians”, “Four Gods”, and “Four Auspicious Beasts”. They are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise (also called “Black Warrior”) of the North. Each of the creatures is most closely associated with a cardinal direction and a color, but also additionally represents other aspects, including a season of the year, an emotion, virtue, and one of the Chinese “five elements” (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water). Each has been given its own individual traits, origin story and a reason for being. Symbolically, and as part of spiritual and religious belief and meaning, these creatures have been culturally important across countries in the East Asian cultural sphere.”
Not only that but the directions in Aztec mythology are represented by the same color pallet as the Chinese four guardians Black, white, blue and red. Only north and west line up with being the same color and same direction but all the colors are the same.
“The god could be depicted in different colours depending on which cardinal point he was representing — black for north, blue for south, red for east and white for west.”
3 out of 4 creatures match the Aztec and Egyptian mythology and they are all referred to as guardians or gods. The one odd guardian/direction out is the tortoise replacing the bull but interestingly enough the tortoise is also called the black warrior and Xipe Toltec (formless/many formed god) the Aztec god of the north is also the god of warfare. They are also the only animal/god/directions with unsure names or forms which in itself is a link in common all three versions have. Perhaps it was called a different name in the past.
The “plummed serpent” sounds like a spot on interpretation of a Chinese dragon, depicted as flying snakes often with feathers.
Also worth mentioning is the calendar similarities between some of these cultures. The following is a fantastic outline and demonstration of the similarities. https://mormonuniversalism.com/11680/the-aztec-mayan-calendar-its-similarities-to-the-hebrew-biblical-calendar-and-book-of-mormon-dates/
There is undoubtedly a connection here. The beginning of the earth from the various cultures being the same objective story could easily be dismissed as coincidence. The same 4 animals representing in some cases the same directions and originating from the same scenario which is then used to pick the spot to build a holy place or building however cannot be dismissed so easily and I think is incredible evidence that a shared or "mother" culture existed between them. That all three cultures would also contain within their territory pyramids is also to hard to dismiss as a coincidence with all of this evidence laid out.
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2023.05.30 12:36 Impainter SCVII
Hi everyone, I wanted to share my concept of SC VII with anyone and I suppose it is the best place to do it No visuals there, cause I'm too lazy to make a roster in Ps or smt like that. And sorry for grammar mistakes. I'm not a native speaker So... First of all: Rollback netcode Custom chars that doesn't fit original characters with gender, hight, messurements are banned from ranked (Like... you can't make a loli bunnygirl with Astaroth's fighting style anymore), as well as some customisation items Gameplay mechanics... well. I like everything, that SC VI offers, but I would like to return weapon loss mechanic. Like, when you peform an unlocable or take to much damage in block, you lose your stamina. When stamina is ran out. You lose your weapon. However, stamina gauche refils in time Libra of soul returns I want to mix arcade and story mode. Make it like in Tekken 4/5 where you fight both important to story chars as well as a regular opponents. However there will be a main storyline like Killik/Xianghua/Maxi trio's in SCVI Story will be pretty much like in SC II minding the newcomers and SC VI and focusing on Raphael and his jorney to SoulEdge Roster: (I compared how SC II roster expanded after SC and came up with 23 chars with 1 guest and 3 newcomers) Mitsurugi Taki Killik Xianghua Hilde Talim Raphael Yoshimitsu Nightmare Ivy Cervantes Cassandra Astaroth Voldo Seong Mi-Na Hwang Rock Groh Azwel Randy -- a newcomer heavely inspired by Mugen from Samurai Champloo by attitude, clothings and gameplay. Maybe instead of afro he'll have red spiked hair, sandals instead if he's hoes (idk how they called correctly) and a bit different color scheme. Other things we'll remain the same. Looking for a souledge, cause whant to be the strongest. Like Mitsurugi... gamplaywise he'll be an unga-bunga, super offensive char Lei-ming -- a black-haired Outcast race girl wearing a white Chi-Pao dress with a huge notch and red border, white stokings and kung-fu shoes. Carying Kusarighama as a weapon. Zonner char. She is a mercenary, sended to kill Hilde, however she is a joyful and a bit careless. N'shuru -- An african warrior looking for a Cervantes who killed everyone in his village. Black, bald, muscular man with long black beard wearing blue cape, like Killik's one in SC VI and black trousers with black boots. Carying a metal clubs as a weapon. Char with good neutral game Guest char: Last Dragonborn from TES. He'll be like Heralt with Fus Ro Dah Season 1 DLC: Siegfried Maxi Sophitia Chai from Hi-Fi rush. Just fun well-rounded char Season 2 DLC: Setsuka Viola Aeon Chipp from GG So... what do you think?
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2023.05.30 12:35 DrAnneBrown How To Leave A Narcissist!
Today we are going to address leaving a narcissist emotionally and physically.
Many people feel they cannot leave physically because of logistical concerns (e.g. money, no support system, housing, etc.). So leaving emotionally becomes vitally important. Knowledge is the best weapon you have in this scenario.
The Components of Narcissist’s Emotional Abuse What do I mean to leave emotionally?
For the purpose of this discussion, I mean work to NOT get caught in the emotional abuse trap
of the Narcissist. Let’s look at a few key components of emotional abuse.
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2023.05.30 12:33 jinu- help
So, I met this girl Kylea. About 2 years ago. She was dating my co-worker's son. This was back when I used to work at a liquor store. She started working there too and because we were pretty much the only people our age, and because we worked with each other so much, I kind of developed a crush on her. I was 2 months out of a year long relationship. We used to flirt(jokingly) all the time. I never thought too much about it. Then my co-workers(not her boyfriend's mom) started pointing it out that she might have a crush on me too. Apparently, she made it pretty obvious but I'm just dense like that. She started telling me things about her relationship and how her boyfriend was kind of abusive. One Sunday night when it was just us two in the store and it was pretty quiet, she came on to me pretty strong. I was 23 at the time and pretty lonely, going through some of the worst years of life. I had just lost my mom to cancer the year before and had just broken up with my girlfriend because I didn't feel my heart was into the relationship anymore. I wasn't finding joy in anything, other than going to work and getting to spend time with Kylea. She was so much like me, we pretty much became best friends. That Sunday night, we figured we would eventually end up fucking. I knew she was in a relationship, and I wasn't looking for one, so I assumed we were on the same page. Next week, I picked her up, brought her home and we did it. Not to brag or anything, but it was the best sex of her life, and mine. She came about 6 times and took me an hour and half to finish. We were exhausted, and she was so sore she couldn't walk. The ride back to drop her off was weird. She was looking at me differently. She came over again the next day. This time as well, all that passion and sexual tension of months led to great sex. She said she loved me in the middle of it, while looking into my eyes. I said it back. After that night she never left my place. Her boyfriend eventually found out after a week or so(I had asked her to tell him, and end things with him like an adult plenty of times). Around the same time my roommates were fed up with me too because of Kylea staying over all the time. She moved back with her parents, and after getting kicked out of my place, I couch surfed at a friend's for a month and a half, and eventually(after about 5 months) found a place for me and Kylea. She moved in after a month and half. We had both quit our jobs and moved to a new city, looking to start a new life. We were talking about marriage all the time, and having sex, laughing, dancing. I was in love. And I believe so was she. She couldn't find a job and I was on a work permit in a foreign country, which was ending in 4 months. I took care of her and covered her for the next 5 months. We decided we would just get married so I could get residency and keep on working. We wanted to have kids and our own place. I was 24 and we had been dating for over a year, I was sure that this was the woman I was going to marry. I met her family, and she was the first girl I ever introduced to my family. I was her first boyfriend that her family liked. Everything was perfect. Then, this January, she got fired from her job for nothing that was her fault. I'll admit that she did not deserve that. I truly believe that. But before moving forward, let me give you all some context. She was still texting her exes while she was with me, and when I found out and confronted her, she got mad. She started punching me and shoving me, and I managed to keep myself in check. I picked up my basketball and left to go play ball so I could not think about it. It didn't work. Then she came looking for me, crying and apologizing, and I melted. I could not not forgive her. I loved her. She said she wouldn't do it again and I forgot about it. Coming back to January 2023(the whole texting thing happened in August 2022), she got fired and next month happened to be her turn to pay rent. I bought her hair dye, a hair straightener and a new hair dryer because she had always wanted one, and I wanted to see her in better spirits. She dyed her hair the next day. She straightened her hair the day after that. Day after that she met me outside the house, and she was looking gorgeous. She had makeup on, and red straight hair. I was blown away, truly happy and ecstatic. Delighted even, because she seemed to be in a better mood. She said she was going to go to her mom's place for the night. I said okay and kissed her, and told her I loved her. She said she loved me too. She gave me a tight squeeze, and said goodbye. For some reason, that night, her leaving made me really sad. Almost to the point of tears, as if I knew that was the last time I would get to see her. She picked that up too and told me not to cry over her, as she shut the door behind her. Next three days I kept texting her and waiting for her reply. She would send me a single text every night, saying she was going to stay one more night. I trusted her. The fourth day, Friday, I got off work and was looking forward to coming home to her. She wasn't home still. I texted her but didn't get a reply. And then I made a mistake, I texted her mom. I asked her mom if she could get Kylea to reply to my texts, and her mom told me that she wasn't there, nor had she been for a while. I broke, then and there. I texted her the screenshot of her mom's text and told her not to come home. I asked her if she was cheating on me, she said no and that she was with a friend(refused to say who, said "does it even matter") and just needed some space to think things through. We were supposed to get married the next month. After that, she blocked me and wouldn't reply to her mom, or me. After a month of a constant stream of texts, and just general degeneracy, I stopped texting her. Then my manager from the liquor store texts me and tells me that she saw Kylea, with her ex. The one she told me used to hit her. The one she told me was an alcoholic, to the point where he had trouble getting an erection. The dude was a couple of years younger than me. I turned 25 last month, and its been 4 months since she left. I have no answers. I don't know what I did wrong. Maybe it's karma, maybe its just bad luck. I know I'm not the only person this has happened to, but it still hurts so much. I keep thinking about her from time to time. I keep getting Google photos memories of her and me. I can't bring myself to look at the pictures, nor delete them. I even downloaded Tinder again, on the advice of some friends. I've talked to some girls and tried to put myself out there. To find a distraction, to find someone better, or to find someone I deserve, however good or bad I am. Her cheating on me was not my fault, but I can't help but blame myself, for being so naive, and stupid.
Kylea, you'll probably never see this, and honestly I hope you don't. I don't want to give you the satisfaction of thinking that you found something else(while you were with me), and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact that its over.
I remember you crying and telling me how much you loved me, and how I didn't realize how much I meant to you, outside that Indian restaurant on 90th Ave and Scott Rd.
I remember you preferred my chicken and alfredo pasta over everything else I'd cook for you.
I remember you telling me, a month before you left me, on Christmas Eve, how happy you were that your mom and dad liked me. That your sisters liked me. And how much that meant to you.
I remember you telling me how you would stick with me through everything, and that you would never cheat on me.
I remember telling you things about my mom I have never told anyone.
I remember your favorite drinks, and favorite spots to chill.
I remember how much you loved Dom(my best friend's kid), and how I had no answer for him when he asked me where you were.
I remember all the things I gave you and all the things you gave me because I had to go through all our stuff and seperate it, so your parents could come pick it up.
I remember everything, and nothing.
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2023.05.30 12:23 MEGALOMANIAC-XXV Bow and Arrow games?
I really like bows and arrows but in most games I've played they either aren't present or are made completely irrelevant by guns.
As for games I've played, I played the first horizon zero dawn but wasn't really into it. Nothing about the gameplay really clicked for me. Played both the most recent Zelda games, and the bow was more of a utility than a primary weapon. Played RDR2 and never found any reason to use it past the smallest game, despite really wanting to like it. Risk of Rain 2's huntress has a bow and although it doesn't feel a whole lot different from any other gun in the game, her mobility makes me feel like a nimble archer, which makes up for it a lot. Splatoon 3's bows didn't do a lot to win me over. Might give it another shot soon.
Weirdly, the best bow I've ever had was in Dying Light. The ranger bow was everything I wanted in a bow. It's in its own league, rivaling guns due to the sound and ammo pool, I can recollect my arrows, I can control the draw speed and distance, and it's overall just so cathartic to use. I think I could marry it.
Since bows are nowhere near as often represented as guns or swords, I thought I'd ask you. I'm aware Skyrim has one, but I try to avoid Bethesda games. I heard Destiny has some, but I'd rather not sink that much time into it.
Many thanks in advance, and apologies if I've eliminated all the good options already lol
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2023.05.30 12:21 Straight_Thought_879 Box Of Broadcasts - Can I Still Access?
Hi guys, I was a student at Cardiff Uni between 2019-2022, and I loved using a site called BOB (Box of Broadcasts) https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/
For those that aren’t aware, it’s a video site which holds an incredible amount of archived UK television shows. It was useful for academic work, but also just to watch old shows/series that I loved.
Unfortunately, since I graduated last year, my login details to access the website are no longer accepted. Even a year on, I still long to regain access to it - Is anyone else the same?
If so, is there a way to purchase an account, or is there a general login on here which works?
I wouldn’t usually ask, but if students are having to pay off £30k of student debt, I feel that we should still have access to academic tools that we paid thousands to originally obtain.
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2023.05.30 12:18 public_dezire First break up.. don’t know how to handle this.
I (F23) broke up with my first boyfriend (M25) a few days ago. We started dating in June 2022 and made things official in November but we had been exclusive before then anyway.
Things have been hard the past month; we love each other a lot but we were finding that we were incompatible in certain ways, and particularly how we see our future. I had been contemplating breaking up for a while but didn’t want to let go bcos we are so in love and have amazing times together. It’s hard making a decision which is best for the future when the present relationship is beautiful.
I have never met a man (or anyone) like him, he has the kindest heart. I didn’t deserve him. On Friday night I got very drunk with some friends & a guy (who is a big jerk) dropped me home. This really hurt my bf that I was alone with a guy. This guy also kissed me and I had to push him away (I didn’t tell my bf this part).
So anyway, we decided to break up after that. It was a mutual decision because we have been aware of our issues, but it sucks feeling that my actions were the final straw. I feel a lot of guilt and feel like a horrible person.
Now that we have broken up, all I can think about is how amazing he is - is that normal??? I can’t think about him without crying. I don’t know how to deal with anything. I know there’s no quick fix but I just feel terrible and have never experienced heartbreak. I don’t know how I will live without him, he has been such a huge part of me for a year. I feel so lonely. I also feel like I will never find someone who will love me like this; a part of me feels like this is a mistake and I am letting go of my happiness :(
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2023.05.30 12:17 Destroyer29042904 JP Patch Notes (1/6/2023)
I do NOT speak japanese, this is run through google tl
Link here https://www.azurlane.jp/news-item.html?i=1310
.- New mini event
Taiho-chan. It follows the same mechanic as Little Eugen
.- New mini event
Golden Performance. Clear a series of missions to obtain Cleveland's Conductor skin
.- New skins
.- Amagi, L2D, rental
.- Laffey, Dynamic
.- Illustrious, rental
.- Chapayev, rental
.- Skin reruns
Last year's. Check here
on the July 1 segment
.- Skin archival
The previous years. Check tje above link, the rerun skins instead of the new ones
Added two lucky bags with this years and last years batch of skins
Everything new except Taiho-chan.
.- Dock filter
You will now be able to filter maxed out ships
.- Correction 💢💢
Fixed a bug that caused HT6 rewards not to drop
Fixed a bug with META tech
Fixed a bug that caused META fights to freeze
Fixed a bug that caused the game to freeze after ibtaining u556 META
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2023.05.30 12:17 annmta Sunbreak horn is such a dysfunctional piece of junk
Solo perspective. Holy hell this weapon is miserable.
Will it break the fucking game to give HH more damage? What's the worst that could happen if you wake up tomorrow and all HHs start dealing double damage? Guess what, it will still just do what half the bows are doing, it will still be trench tier on popularity. Not even speedrunners can push this junk remotely close to average.
It has about the worst pool of switch skills. Let's first go through the silkbinds, a move that costs animation commitment for ~1k damage, another move that costs animation commitment for ~1k damage that requires songs, an upkeep move that costs animation commitment for those extra pitiful horns that have no atk up, an upkeep move with hyperarmor (we sure don't see a lot of these in Sunbreak right), a hyperarmor wiredash (very unique and interesting wow).
But what about melodic slap/overhead smash? What about swing combo/crush attack combo? Well what a surprise, you still remember they exists. Because all I see two years ago was crush perform crush perform crush perform, oh bugs are ready, earth shaker, crush perform crush perform, and what I see today is silkbind shockwave, crush echo crush echo crush echo, oh bugs are ready, sonic boom, crush echo crush echo crush echo. Like Capcom dear god if you are going to make horn attacks heal the monster, at least put some variety into it.
And it is such a colossal fucking waste, the horn moveset is so diverse you can perform beautiful strings of combos like melodic slap kick up multi crush magtrio inferno melody, that is, if the monster is literally wailing on the floor unable to fight back. The utility in these basic attack moves are so shit, and the animation so slow that you have 10x the commitment of other weapons with 10% of the benefit for risking your neck. Other weapons can poke with less frames than horn needs in seconds. And let's not forget that horn has the distinct honor of being the only weapon without a guard point in Sunbreak, round of applause please. At this point redirection might be the best fucking move horn has access to, think on that for a bit.
Good god I tried to like this weapon, but as it currently stands it is neither fun nor effective to play horn solo.
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2023.05.30 12:15 Radi0ActivSquid So you'd think getting FIVE LEGENDARIES in one run would make me the "Pride of Olympus" but noooo. Charon takes priority.
2023.05.30 12:15 fallenequinox992 As a survivor of gang stalking for 6 years what would be the best advice to someone who might be experiencing the same thing? How much should I reveal about myself in the process?
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First answer: "The best advice that I can give you is to expose these crimes committed by your local community or who has initiated your targeting. How you choose to do this is up to you, whether online through social media or educating the public on the ground about these crimes. But please do this proactively.
These crimes remain hidden and cannot be proven as people are mislead with false propoganda about you which is provided to them by your handlers or through its proxy organizations. The smear campaigns which differ from place to place and depend upon the particular s ituation are used to get the community and your coworkers to turn against you. To compound this, the people harassing you are explicitly told not to disclose of your targeting to you, so expose these crimes as these perpretaors love remaining anonymous.
Please also discuss the tactics used against you in a calm and a rational manner. We as TI’s are so overwhelmed by all this negativity and harassment that we end up posting things in haste and then it becomes difficult for non-believers to easily comprehend and believe what is being done against you. If its sensitization, explain how it is done and its effect over time, if its workplace mobbing give examples of how this is done, if its microwaves and infrasound then explain the effects of this on your body and share the patents of these technologies, alot of which has been posted already by people on social media. Show videos of gangstalking and electronic harassment in the news as well, again these are available on youtube and other social media websites. We need more support on our side and for non-believers to believe and help you and to avoid doing this crime inadvertently themselves, you need to give them some hard irrefutable facts.
Please do not go to any law enforcement or any medical professional who will simply diagnose this as an illness.
Also grouping online with other people facing similar situations and guiding them in a empathetic and rational manner will go a long way for the TI community to learn from each others experiences and help other TI’s as well. There are however alot of people who are not really TI’s and use this platform to mislead alot of other TI’s with false information and to discredit you, but finding the right support group is necessary to survive this crime because one of the goals of this population control program is to isolate you completely from your support system as well to take a further toll on you emotionally.
Also, take it with a grain of salt that people in your community and your past friends might have been turned against you. So be the bigger person and still meet with them, but always at an arms length and disclose as little to these people as possible about your day to day life as it will be used against you in the future. Try to learn the tactics they are using against you and what information they have been told about you to mislead and discredit the community. They will not say this explicitly, but you will see the subtle signs of this once you become more aware and have been in this for a while.
Second answer: "I have a you tube channel me and god vs devil and his rejects. I’m just honest and I talk about what I’m going through.
Pick your battles with these gang stalkers I will do exactly what they doing to me I just do it much better. (Don't highly recommend).
Before you start to tell people what’s happening write it all down in a notebook step by step what’s happening and how and where believe me it helps you to better explain what and how it’s happening without sounding and looking like a nutcase or just rambling. Get a dash cam and pray and stay strong. I’m not saying it’s gonna stop these bitches but when u are able to explain to friends and family what’s happening to you and they understand u believe me it helps".
Third answer: ""NOVEL ALERT, but I have a lot to say:
Once you figure out what’s happening, you’ve basically won the battle. The point is to make you appear and feel insane (therefore discredit you), and cause you to lash out (either outwardly so they can have you arrested/institutionalized or inwardly so you commit suicide or just destroy your own life). It’s psychological and spiritual warfare.
The WHY isn’t important (though in the beginning it can be all consuming). You begin to realize it is likely that 99% of those involved in your specific case have been lied to, misled, or otherwise manipulated to believe you deserve this. (If they had any common sense or intelligence, they would know enough to know the specifics of why they are following and harassing the person they are vs just being instructed to follow the blue Honda kind of thing).
You’ll want to clear your name and set the story straight, but you have to resist the urge to act impulsively. Be as strategic as “they are” (they really aren’t, by the way.. it’s almost text book how they behave, so educate yourself on their tactics, observe your surroundings, identify the pattern, and THINK—your greatest weapons in this and the ones they cannot take from you).
Some won’t care, but some will start to back off when they realize they’ve been lied to about this person they’ve been bullying (because that’s what this is, adults bullying adults, and it’s pathetic).
Others will be too enticed by incentives (like feeling part of a club, social status, etc), or be so delusional as to not be able to see the big picture of what their role in all of this really is: a minion carrying out a mission for someone at the top who would turn on them if they were to ever be caught doing any of the crimes they commit in the commission of their assignments.
Your main handlers benefit the most (life is a series of patterns, so this “business model” shouldn’t surprise anyone.. there’s ALWAYS someone who started it and they rely on those at the bottom to not question the borg; essentially, they rely on people who’s morals are malleable and who’s conscience is easily manipulated.
You start to feel sorry for those who harass you, because they lack the things you’ve mastered: the inability to be controlled or coerced into becoming someone you’re not. You aren’t a sellout. You have something someone wants—either intellectually or the knowledge of something they want to keep quiet. Who cares what it is. If you knew, it wouldn’t change their behavior—-would it change yours? Would you suddenly give them what they wanted? Likely not, so don’t drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what they are after… just know whatever it is clearly can’t be taken by violence, legal means, or civilized conversation—-because they are investing cash money in you, and money is everything to these people.
The minions you interact with all the time? They are being controlled by the higher ups anyway.. like THINK ABOUT IT, the gang stalkers you most interact with are only around you because they’ve decided they are willing to be told “leave your house right now, yes in the middle of dinner, I need you to follow this person you don’t know because they are out and about and I said so!1!” You couldn’t pay me a million bucks to be someone’s puppet like that. Especially without a damn good reason. I value myself and my soul more than that. So, there’s another thing you have: self-worth and self-respect. Things no gift card or social status can buy or provide.
Your moral compass remains strong and you don’t have to worry about meeting your Maker one day and explaining why you took part in something CLEARLY orchestrated by evil—as evidenced by the “fruit” it results in (you can always tell good from evil by looking at the fruits of its labor. Gang stalking, regardless of whether someone puts a “good deeds” spin on it, causes hatred, division and pain.
Be a good person. Help others. Spread love and knowledge.. they can’t stop those things.
So, reveal as much about yourself as you feel necessary to demonstrate who you TRULY are. Not with any ulterior motive in mind other than to continue to live your life as your authentic self, refusing to be brought down lower by hatred, lies, corruption, and evil. KEEP USING YOUR BRAIN, and think for yourself. And above all else: rest assured, the day WILL come where they WILL be held accountable, and you’re in good company in terms of those who’ve experienced exactly what you’re going through. Take comfort in that. It may not be something you see play out in your lifetime or in a court room where you’re sitting at the table opposite of them, but it WILL come. Also, BE KIND TO YOURSELF and keep your chin up. You’re fighting one hell of a battle, and they’d KILL to see you fall. God Bless you, friend. ❤️"
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2023.05.30 12:14 DrAnneBrown How To Leave A Narcissist!
Today we are going to address leaving a narcissist emotionally and physically.
Many people feel they cannot leave physically because of logistical concerns (e.g. money, no support system, housing, etc.). So leaving emotionally becomes vitally important.
Knowledge is the best weapon you have in this scenario. The Components of Narcissist’s Emotional Abuse
What do I mean to leave emotionally? For the purpose of this discussion, I mean work to NOT get caught in the emotional abuse trap of the Narcissist. Let’s look at a few key components of emotional abuse.
- Gaslighting/circular conversations
Read the full article here: https://backbonepower.com/how-to-leave-a-narcissist/
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2023.05.30 12:02 HRHPrettyInPink Emotionally exhausted & angry.
Up extra early today bcz the hubs wants brioche. I did all of the baking for the week on Sunday as usual, but brioche is one of those things best made and eaten the same day. So i'm doing a braided Nutella brioche loaf for him to have w/his breakfast & then also likely w/his coffee throughout the day. D.C is causing trouble in Kosovo which they & NATO have been occupying. So Serbs are pushing back and peace there is once again threatened by D.C/NATO. Ukraine is also increasingly attacking inside Russia and Moscow w/drones. This come on the heels of a bunch of Russian neo Nazis armed by D.C & their Ukrainian proxies attacked Russian villages along the border. My inlaws are extra stressed and so I am too. I'm tired of watching the safety & lives of ppl I love endangered bcz of the sociopaths in D.C. Many of my inlaws are still in Belgrade, Some were considering going to Turkey until things there took a turn for the worst in terms of how refugees there are treated. Immigrating to other parts of Europe is hard bcz that requires the help of lawyers, lawyers require payment, and paying them is complicated by the financial war on Russia/Russian citizens.
Whenever I get particularly enraged by D.C's behavior, several ppl tell me that in this world if a nation isn't dominating, that means it's being dominated. So as awful as the shit is that D.C does, it beats the alternative, which is us being the ones on the receiving end of the horrible shit that more dominant nations put out. Is it really like that tho? I mean, I suppose there's merit to that statement. But all of this shit is just so needless & unnecessary. I don't know how this shit w/occupied Serbia (Kosovo) will end. But if there's another war, my inlaws won't be safe. D.C's decision to enter Serbia to stop genocide against Albanians was a good thing. But annexing Serbian territory, calling it Kosovo & using it as a permanent NATO foothold spot is not ok and Serbs are right to fight it. The Serbian president hasn't been adequately anti-Russian. So Kosovo is being used by D.C as a weapon against Serbia as Ukraine is being weaponized against Russia. There's no end in sight to this BS and the Biden regime won't stop throwing gasoline on the fire. D.C is gonna keep pushing Russia and China until bombs end up falling on our cities. With all the warmongering D.C has done, it's amazing that we haven't been bombed yet. But now they're fucking w/countries capable of hitting us directly on our soil. It's so infuriating to watch them intentionally endanger us like this.
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2023.05.30 12:02 Scottybhoy1977 Cool game up on the RPG Scotland Discord!
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2023.05.30 12:00 autotldr Russian mercenaries behind slaughter of 500 in Mali village, UN report finds
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Soon at least 20 civilians and a dozen alleged members of an al-Qaida affiliated Islamist group, were dead. Over the next five days, hundreds more would die in the village of Moura in the Mopti region of Mali at the hands of troops overseen by Russian mercenaries, according to a new United Nations report. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: Moura#1 Wagner#2 report#3 Malian#4 killed#5
Published last week after an extensive human rights fact-finding mission conducted over several months by UN staff in Mali, the report gives an hour by hour account of events during a five-day military operation in Moura in March 2022, giving details of the worst single atrocity associated with the Kremlin-linked Wagner group outside Ukraine.
Investigators from the UN human rights office concluded that there are strong indications that more than 500 people were killed - the majority in extrajudicial killings - by Malian troops and foreign military personnel believed to be from Wagner, a mercenary outfit run by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, which was linked to the massacre by internal messages obtained by the Guardian last year.
Malian authorities denied requests by the team to access Moura itself but the report is based on interviews with victims and witnesses, as well as forensic and other information sources, such as satellite imagery.
In 2021, the military forced out an interim civilian government and tilted dramatically towards Moscow, concluding an agreement in which about 1,000 fighters from the Wagner group were deployed to bases across much of the country, which also received consignments of Russian weapons.
A Malian government spokesperson described the report as "Biased" and "Based on a fictional account", and said an investigation by Malian judicial authorities had found "Not a single civilian in Moura was killed during the military operation", only "Armed terrorists".
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2023.05.30 11:59 Needleshe A question regarding of present state and future of Mushoku Tensei
First I would point out that I LOVE Mushoku Tensei, one the best animes i've watched.
Second regarding the Sauce (joke) , manga. I "Know" that apparently Mushoku Tensei the light novel/manga is "finished" ? I love the anime and would like to expereince the story animated, despite it probably taking 10 years to animate (best case), so I would like to know the answers to my questions without spoilers, I know its the rule of the forum but still.
SO is it finished ? I am asking because I've 'heard' that it was finished , but then other rumors that I've seen indicated on return of Mushoku Tensei manga. So to my understanding is it like a BIG story of Rudeus is finished (with a satisfying ending ?) and now another thing is coming that may be like, extremely bad example, what boruto was to naruto ? Or rather what shippuden was to naruto ?
Third, regardless of what state the novel is in right now, material for how many season is available right now and how long would it take for everything to be animated (of course taking into consideration how much the first season covered and what time period it took between season 1 and now comming season 2 (and yeah I remember the corona delay in first season, worst thing ever))
side question : how the f did slime won best fantasy 2022 ? I'm not saying ttigra slime was/is bad, i love it, it's really good, BUT Mushoku Tensei is SOOOOO much better.
so I guess to sum up: Is it finished ? is the ending good ?(without spoilers just quality), how much seasons can be made and in what period ? (based on what is out)
Thank you in advance
Stay safe , Stay awesome
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