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(SPOILERS MAIN) People Misunderstand This Daenerys Prophecy

2023.05.30 05:49 portcullis357 (SPOILERS MAIN) People Misunderstand This Daenerys Prophecy

I know this has been talked about before, but I felt like most theories I've read about Daenerys' prophecies don't make sense to me. Especially the 333 prophecy.
Three fires must you light… one for life and one for death and one to love…
I believe these fires she lights refer to magical fires. The popular theory for the fire to light is the pyre that created the dragons. I agree with this.
The fire for death I believe will occur in the show, which Daenerys lights the khals and crones that do not submit to her afire to untie the hordes under her rule. It makes sense. It shows her dominance which the Dothraki respect. Now because it seems to be in order.
The fire for love I believe to be a fire sacrifice she will make to have a baby with Jon Snow. This could be any number of fires she sets when she invades Westeros. The reason for this is due to the other prophecy made in the first book:
When the sun rises in the West and sets in the East. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return and not before
This all seems pretty standard predictions that make sense to me. But now here's where I feel most people give confusing theories:
Three mounts must you ride… one to bed and one to dread and one to love…
The popular theory is that this refers to lovers, but that makes no sense for a variety of reasons. Daenerys has already had numerous lovers, and it all seems inconsequential for a prophecy to be like, here's some people you'll fuck or marry or whatever. She already fucks more than 3 people, and she didn't just marry Drogo to bed. The mount to bed is Silver, but she's not fucking the horse. She mounts Silver and jumps over a fire in order to move on through the ceremony and bed Drogo. It's treated as a big moment in the books. It’s the first moment in the story in which Dany overcomes fear and begins to take control over her destiny. Silver becomes her spirit animal in many ways, and its death in book 2 is heartbreaking for her. This is her first mount, representing her first leap into adulthood.
The mount to dread is Drogon. She learns to ride Drogon at the end of Dance, and it's incredibly taxing, violent, and bloody. She abandons peace and compromise and has chosen Fire and Blood. Daenerys will ride Drogon to unite the Dothraki. Drogon is the Stallion Who Mounts the World. This is the scariest leap into adulthood, and it leads to pain, suffering, and filth. It relates to losing her innocence and desire for peace.
The mount to love is the most unclear, but she will have to mount another animal in order to love. This must have to do with Jon Snow. My guess is that she rides Ghost while Jon rides one of her dragons. But this will lead to her conceiving a living child with him no doubt.
Three treasons will you know… once for blood and once for gold and once for love…
The popular belief is Daenerys will be betrayed, due to Daenerys herself thinking this in the books, but it really doesn't make sense.
“The Undying of Qarth had told her she would be thrice betrayed. Mirri Maz Duur had been the first, Ser Jorah the second. Would Reznak be the third? The Shavepate? Daario? Or will it be someone I would never suspect, Ser Barristan or Grey Worm or Missandei?” – (Daenerys I, ADWD)
The previous parts of the prophecy are about things Daenerys must do, so there's no reason for the third part to be any different. Plus, she's already been betrayed more than three times by multiple people. It seems clear that Daenerys will be the one doing the betraying. The clearest hint that its Daenerys being the betrayer is clearly spelled out in Daenerys X of DWD when she talks to a vision of Viserys.
"Only when you woke the dragon. I loved you."
“You sold me. You betrayed me.”
"No. You were the betrayer. You turned against me, against your own blood. They cheated me..."
This is a fitting conclusion to Daenerys' arc in DWD. The whole book she is paranoid and thinking about how to achieve peace and avoid conflict, but in this chapter she realizes she must embrace her true nature of Fire and Blood, and that it really is herself that is the betrayer. Her whole arc is about starting as an indecisive innocent girl and becoming an assertive conqueror.
The treason she will know for blood was Viserys. What's interesting is that Viserys says that she turned against her own blood, meaning the treason was not to get blood, but the one betrayed was her blood.
The treason she will know for gold seems to have not happened yet. Daenerys will commit treason against someone that represents gold or where gold plays a significant role. She will need gold to go to Westeros. Gold wins wars. I suspect it could be Tyrion or whoever ends up being her Master of Coin. It could also be someone in Qarth such as Quaithe or Xaro.
The treason she will know for love means Daenerys will betray someone she loves or she will betray someone else for her love. It definitely relates to Jon. Many say what happened in the show could occur, in which Daenerys burns King's Landing. Maybe she promises Jon she won't, but she does anyways. Another possibility is Daenerys may willingly sacrifice herself to stop the whitewalkers. Maybe she knows she is Nissa Nissa and bares her chest for Jon. Maybe she promises Jon that she will not sacrifice herself, but she does anyways to save him and the realm.
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2023.05.30 05:30 EveryCanadianButOne Zonai origin theory

Is kinda weird to me just how irrelivent to the story the zonai are, Rauru and Mineru being zonai is barely relevant to the story at all, them being sages and Rauru being the first king is what's important and if they were hylian nothing changes. The zonai are purely an aesthetic element to the story and their near extinction (and then extinction) is pretty much irrelivent as well.
I have a fun little origin story for the zonai that would add some thematic weight to their disappearance. To start, the zonai civilisation did not begin in the sky, it began in the depths. The first big bit of backstory to the zonai is that they are actually an evolved form of the Mogma from Skyward Sword, subterranean furry creatures. The mogma were outcasts from the initial kingdom of hyrule founded after skyward sword, never being seen alongside the gods "favorite" races, the hylians, Gorons, Zora, and kokiri/koroks (which evolved from the kikwi), and they HATED this. The mogma resented the gods for being overlooked and were determined to rise to power on their own and become gods themselves. The discovery of zonite and it's incredible power led to the mogma rebranding themselves as the Zonai, building a civilisation that surpassed all others. The discovery (or creation) of the secret stones, likely deep underground, pushed them to even greater heights, and they decided it was more fitting that they should live above other races rather than below, so they raised sky islands and moved to them. The zonai of this time, much like Ganondorf, are driven by pride and lust for power. Before their fall, the zonai erased their history as the mogma and descended from the heavens as gods to rule over the peoples favored above them by the gods. What would have happened next, I'm not sure, but their pride would have led to their downfall and near-extinction, possibly a civil war or some Numenorian or Dwemer type situation, defying the gods or overreaching with magic. Only two zonai survived, determined to not repeat the same mistakes and used their great power only sparingly, locking away most of the secret stones. Rauru immediatley distrusted ganondorf because he saw in him the same arrogance that led to his own people's downfall.
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2023.05.30 05:28 EveryCanadianButOne Zonai origin theory.

Is kinda weird to me just how irrelivent to the story the zonai are, Rauru and Mineru being zonai is barely relevant to the story at all, them being sages and Rauru being the first king is what's important and if they were hylian nothing changes. The zonai are purely an aesthetic element to the story and their near extinction (and then extinction) is pretty much irrelivent as well.
I have a fun little origin story for the zonai that would add some thematic weight to their disappearance. To start, the zonai civilisation did not begin in the sky, it began in the depths. The first big bit of backstory to the zonai is that they are actually an evolved form of the Mogma from Skyward Sword, subterranean furry creatures. The mogma were outcasts from the initial kingdom of hyrule founded after skyward sword, never being seen alongside the gods "favorite" races, the hylians, Gorons, Zora, and kokiri/koroks (which evolved from the kikwi), and they HATED this. The mogma resented the gods for being overlooked and were determined to rise to power on their own and become gods themselves. The discovery of zonite and it's incredible power led to the mogma rebranding themselves as the Zonai, building a civilisation that surpassed all others. The discovery (or creation) of the secret stones, likely deep underground, pushed them to even greater heights, and they decided it was more fitting that they should live above other races rather than below, so they raised sky islands and moved to them. The zonai of this time, much like Ganondorf, are driven by pride and lust for power. Before their fall, the zonai erased their history as the mogma and descended from the heavens as gods to rule over the peoples favored above them by the gods. What would have happened next, I'm not sure, but their pride would have led to their downfall and near-extinction, possibly a civil war or some Numenorian or Dwemer type situation, defying the gods or overreaching with magic. Only two zonai survived, determined to not repeat the same mistakes and used their great power only sparingly, locking away most of the secret stones. Rauru immediatley distrusted ganondorf because he saw in him the same arrogance that led to his own people's downfall.
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2023.05.30 05:19 Hot_Subject_1338 StarFox Alternate Timeline Story Dialogue: Maku’s First Encounter Story

at the Triceraton’s Island home King Triceradon “I was hoping Fox would visit us again, but why is the young royal wolf observing my grand aquarium?” Maku “Fox is staying at the sharpclaw citadel in Sauria for a month. So I just wanted to see the merfolk families in your grateful home…”
Farah “Guessing you are worried that they’re not feeling comfortable with their environment?” Maku “No, just wondering if they were remembering their previous land-dwelling experience. Also, I was thinking about how I joined Team StarFox when I first left my underwater home…”
King Triceradon “Well I want to know how Fox McCloud became a merman before he came to visit.” Maku “I remembered seeing him descending from the surface world and wearing a strange meshed suit. As I swam up to rescue the drowning Fox, I used my magic to turn him into a merman and his merged fishtail has torn open the meshed leggings.”
Farah “So what happened after you rescued Fox?” Maku “After he fainted from his transformation, I brought the unconscious McCloud back to Laguna and asked a friend to help bring the new arrival to the hotel and remove the meshed suit that he’s wearing.”
King Triceradon “What a rescue! So what happened next?” Maku “After removing the meshed suit from his body, we safely placed an unconscious merman Fox on the bed and then I swam to a chair nearby to wait for him to awaken. Moments later, he regained consciousness and wondering what happened.”
Farah “Seems like he was confused about being a merfur.” Maku “Well maybe he was a little concerned… anyway after introducing to each other and chatting about the artifact, I helped Fox to swim and showed him the underwater city before going to the palace.”
King Triceradon “Was it hard for Fox to swim with his new tail?” Maku “He had a difficult time keeping up, but later found himself swimming with ease!” Farah “Fox was always feeling stubborn when figuring things out and then finding out what was wrong. So what happened next?”
Maku “After touring around the city, I led Fox to the palace and he bravely met my father while asking about the stolen artifact. Then after a while, Fox explained about his team and the exciting missions that gave my father an idea.” King Triceradon “Guessing he sees you lighting up with curiosity.”
Farah “I’m guessing that the king was really worried about you and decided to let you go beyond the surface world.” Maku “Yes, I always get scolded for exploring beyond the kingdom’s boundaries. But when meeting Fox McCloud, he had a great conversation and was able to trust me.”
King Triceradon “So what happened after listening to Fox’s stories?” Maku “My father had asked Fox to let me join StarFox after having his teammate retrieve the stolen artifact. So after swimming up to the surface world, the blue vixen brought the artifact back from the corrupted mayor.”
Farah “I’ve heard of blackmailing deals, but seems like the mayor made a dark bargain with a seawitch!” Maku “Yeah, they really ticked off my father when he noticed something was missing…” King Triceradon “So after Fox’s beloved brought the artifact, what happened next?”
Maku “After the task is completed, my father turned Fox back into a bipedal which he embarrassingly grabbed his folded uniform from his teammate’s hand. Not always a first time that a naked bipedal feels embarrassment!” Farah “I still felt shocked when my clothes fell off before transforming into a mermaid…”
King Triceradon “Enough from getting off topic, what happened next?” Maku “After Fox is reunited with his beloved, my father has decided to let me go and join StarFox. Somehow he has conceded his struggle to keep me safe.” Farah “Almost sounds familiar of a movie that I watched before.”
Maku “So after I changed myself to a bipedal, I hugged my father by saying goodbye and boarded into Fox’s starfighter before heading to Subspace Headquarters.” King Triceradon “And since you came to visit, you’ve been feeling homesick and depressed about your family!”
Farah “Maybe you could stay here for a few days while interacting with the merfolk in my husband’s Grand Aquarium…” Maku “I don’t know... my older brother is back at StarFox HQ and my teammates would be worried about me.” King Triceradon “I was going to contact Andorf about our idea…”
Farah “We would be your godparents and the servants could prepare a guest bedroom for you. Think of it like a second Laguna kingdom!?” Maku “I’ll need to think about taking up your offer, and maybe I’ll bring my older brother for a visit…”
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2023.05.30 05:15 Noah7788 [TOTK][SPOILERS] I've been thinking now that I've started my 2nd file

Okay, so at the start you're told to go get the three shrines on the great sky island. When you do so you are then able to open the door to the temple of time. Now, when I first played, I had no context for what I saw inside the temple, but now I realize a few things. Firstly, we see one of the secret stones, more specifically Zelda's own secret stone, on the altar ahead. Only this one is translucent. It's like at the end of each temple when you find a secret stone, only this one isn't physical and white, it's translucent and gold. Similar to the other stones, when you interact with this one you're teleported to that weird aetherial spirit world where you see sand circles and a symbol in the clouds in the back. This is you interacting with Zelda as the sage of time and I had no idea of that the first time and by the time I got to the sages I had completely forgot about this encounter with Zelda at the temple of time. When you meet her she extends her hand to you and you grasp it, just like with the modern sages. You then see a golden sparkle effect, the same as the different colored sparkle effects of the sages, light up in her arm and then travel from it to your arm and light up your arm that color. Then the middle part of the arm turns from gold to filled out green and instead of getting an avatar, we get Zelda's own time power. We see her use recall in the story and we gain that ability
So we actually start our adventure down in Hyrule with Zelda's sage power already added to us!
So I was thinking of all this and thought "well that makes no sense!". I mean, Zelda's flying around outside the temple of time right now as the light dragon. How in the world could her spirit be here and how did we interact with her stone?! She swallowed it to become a dragon. It doesn't make sense to see a random projection of her secret stone and she herself when she's supposed to be completely gone from the world right now. But then I got to thinking. Zelda had two powers. She had both Sonia's time powers, recall, and she had Rauru's power of light. Her stone is said by Mineru to amplify her time power specifically, but by the end of her time in the founding era she no longer has a use for that power because she no longer intends to use it to return to the future somehow. Her need at that time is for a sacred power strong enough to destroy the demon king. To bathe the master sword in that power. So she swallows her stone with the intent of maximizing her sacred power, not her time power. She becomes the light dragon and becomes a font of sacred power. My theory is that in choosing to amplify her sacred power and become the light dragon, she may have forsaken her time power or it might have separated from her and then link absorbs it into his hand. Zelda is no longer there and Link is able to use Zelda's own sage power. He doesn't summon an avatar and use it to use the power, it's his own power. In a sense Link may actually be a sage of time for the duration that he has her powers, just not amplified by a stone so he has the base amount of power
I've also thought about the end cutscene where Rauru and Sonia seem to channel their powers through your arm to save Zelda somehow, transforming her back from a dragon to a hylian again. I think maybe Link was using recall on her and that Rauru and Sonia powered Link's recall up to be able to recall her to her state in the founding era. Complete with her stone on her necklace again. It doesn't really say how Zelda was transformed back, it's just suggested that they channeled their abilities through your arm, but recall makes the most sense I'd say. Though there's no recall effect or sound in the cutscene so that's just speculation. Instead there's just vague light
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2023.05.30 05:09 estellamarierose 24 year old Aegon was scared of 15 year old Baela.

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2023.05.30 04:27 Acceptable-Friend-92 The most comprehensive Bollywood gossips and controversies post ever: The Scandals, Love Triangles, Casting Couch, Rumours and Gossips over the Years.

Peeling back the curtain to take an exhaustive look at the scandals, love triangles, and controversies that have rocked our favorite industry over the years. Let me know in comments which ones were you most moved by and which ones you hadn't heard before. Please feel free to add more context or new gossips that you know of, in the comments.
I. Epic Love Triangles
1. Salman Khan - Aishwarya Rai - Vivek Oberoi: This tale begins with Salman and Aishwarya's sparkling chemistry on the sets of "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" in 1999. Their real-life romance soon hit rocky grounds with allegations of Salman's abusive behavior. Enter Vivek Oberoi, who offered Aishwarya emotional support during this difficult time. This resulted in Salman allegedly making threatening calls to Vivek, leading to a heated press conference by Vivek, and a chilly relationship between the two actors ever since.
2. Hrithik Roshan - Sussanne Khan - Barbara Mori: The industry was left reeling when rumors of Hrithik Roshan's alleged affair with his "Kites" co-star Barbara Mori started making the rounds in 2010. This reportedly led to a temporary separation between Hrithik and his wife Sussanne Khan. The couple later reconciled, only to eventually divorce in 2014.
3. Raveena Tandon - Akshay Kumar - Shilpa Shetty: In the late 90s, Akshay Kumar was romantically involved with Raveena Tandon, only to reportedly two-time her with her friend Shilpa Shetty. This led to a feud between the two actresses, though they later buried the hatchet.
II. Feuds and Fallouts
1. Shah Rukh Khan - Salman Khan: Their brotherly love soured at Katrina Kaif's birthday party in 2008, where a heated argument turned their friendship into a rivalry. Their relations have since been turbulent, though they seem to be on better terms now.
2. Karan Johar - Kajol: This iconic friendship hit a roadblock over a film release clash between Kajol's husband Ajay Devgn's "Shivaay" and Karan's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil." It took them years to mend their strained relationship.
3. Kangana Ranaut's Feuds: Her spats with industry veterans from Hrithik Roshan to Karan Johar have been public and often bitter, leading to an ongoing dialogue about insider-outsider dynamics in Bollywood.
III. Controversies That Shaped the Conversation
1. The Nepotism Debate: The conversation around nepotism in Bollywood took center stage after Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar the "flagbearer of nepotism" on his talk show. This stirred a heated debate about privilege and opportunities in the industry.
2. The Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Sushant's untimely demise in 2020 led to conversations about mental health, the cutthroat nature of the industry, and sparked an ongoing investigation into his death.
3. Deepika Padukone’s "Cleavage Controversy": When TOI published an inappropriate article objectifying Deepika, it ignited a much-needed dialogue about the dignity and respect of women in the entertainment industry.
IV. The Casting Couch Phenomenon
1. Shakti Kapoor Sting Operation: In 2005, India TV carried out a sting operation on Shakti Kapoor, where he was caught on camera offering work to an undercover reporter in exchange for sexual favors. The incident exposed the seedy underbelly of the casting couch in Bollywood.
2. Tanushree Dutta - Nana Patekar Incident: In 2018, Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment during a 2008 film shoot, marking the advent of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood.
V. Turbulent Relationships and Breakups
1. Abhishek Bachchan - Karisma Kapoor Breakup: This engagement had the makings of a Bollywood fairy tale until it abruptly ended in 2003, amid various speculations, including family disagreements.
2. Amitabh Bachchan - Rekha Affair: This controversial affair in the 70s between Amitabh, who was married to Jaya Bhaduri, and Rekha, the sultry siren of Bollywood, is still discussed today. Their alleged love story ended after the shooting of 'Silsila', which ironically depicted a similar love triangle.
VI. Sensational Controversies
1. The Underworld Connection: From extortion threats to film financing, the connection between Bollywood and the underworld has been an open secret. The incident of producer Gulshan Kumar's assassination in 1997 sent shockwaves through the industry.
2. Sanjay Dutt's Arms Act Case: Sanjay Dutt's arrest in 1993, under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act for possessing illegal weapons, was a major controversy. His involvement strained his career and personal life significantly.
3. The Blackbuck Poaching Case: Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam, and Sonali Bendre were accused of hunting blackbucks during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in 1998. Salman Khan was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2018 but is currently out on bail.
VII. Scandals that Made Headlines
1. Shahrukh Khan vs. Shirish Kunder: SRK allegedly slapped Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's party in 2012 for his derogatory tweets.
2. The AIB Roast Case: The 2015 AIB Knockout featuring Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor drew significant criticism and legal trouble for its explicit content, questioning the limits of freedom of expression.
3. Priyanka Chopra-Nirav Modi Controversy: Priyanka Chopra landed in controversy when she endorsed Nirav Modi's jewelry brand, which came under the scanner during the Punjab National Bank fraud case.
VIII. Unfortunate Tragedies and Mysteries
1. Parveen Babi's Mental Health: This yesteryear actress struggled with mental health issues, including schizophrenia. The glamour queen's tragic life ended in isolation, her body discovered in her apartment days after her death.
2. Jiah Khan Suicide Case: This case from 2013 shocked Bollywood when the young actress took her own life. Her then-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was charged with abetting her suicide, and the case is still ongoing.
3. Sushant Singh Rajput's Death: Sushant's death in June 2020 caused a national uproar and brought attention to mental health, nepotism, and drug use in Bollywood. The case is under investigation by various national agencies.
IX. Controversial Remarks and Public Outbursts
1. Salman Khan's "Raped Woman" Comment: Salman Khan faced public wrath for comparing his physical exhaustion during the filming of 'Sultan' to a "raped woman". His remark was widely criticized for being insensitive.
2. Kangana Ranaut's Confrontations: Kangana Ranaut has been at the center of several controversies, from her public feud with Hrithik Roshan to her claims of rampant nepotism in Bollywood, causing a storm in the industry.
3. Swara Bhaskar's "Vagina Monologue": Swara faced backlash for criticizing the portrayal of women in 'Padmaavat', especially her comment that she felt reduced to a "vagina" after watching the movie.
X. The Drug Controversy
The 2020 NCB investigation into drug use in Bollywood, which began following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, has been a significant recent controversy. Several top actors, including Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor, were summoned by the agency.
XI. The Casting Couch Controversy
Casting couch allegations have been rampant in Bollywood, echoing the broader global issue faced by Hollywood in the form of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Many actors and actresses have reported facing such situations, adding a layer of disgrace to the industry's glamour.
1. Ranveer Singh: Even male actors like Ranveer Singh weren't immune to this ugly side of Bollywood. Singh has admitted that during his struggling days, he was approached with casting couch offers.
2. Ayushmann Khurrana: The versatile actor has also spoken out about casting couch experiences in his early career, highlighting that this isn't just an issue faced by actresses.
XII. The Age-Gap Issue
Bollywood has often faced criticism for casting significantly younger actresses opposite older actors, furthering the stereotype and raising questions about the representation of women.
1. Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in 'Dear Zindagi': Despite the film's critical acclaim, it was criticised for the glaring age difference between Shahrukh, who was 51 at the time, and Alia, who was 23.
2. Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in 'Laxmii': This film also faced similar backlash due to the age gap between Akshay (53) and Kiara (28).
XIII. Wage Gap Controversy
Pay disparity between male and female actors has been a significant concern in Bollywood. This inequality reflects the systemic sexism within the industry.
1. Kareena Kapoor Khan: Kareena highlighted this issue, revealing that she was paid less than her male co-stars in several movies.
2. Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka also addressed this issue, stating that she was paid significantly less than her male counterparts for the same amount of work.
XIV. The MeToo Movement in Bollywood
The MeToo wave hit Bollywood in 2018, shaking the foundations of the industry. Several prominent names were called out for sexual misconduct.
1. Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta: Tanushree Dutta revived a decade-old case of alleged sexual harassment by Nana Patekar on a movie set. This case marked the beginning of the MeToo movement in Bollywood.
2. Vikas Bahl: The 'Queen' director was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee at Phantom Films, leading to his temporary removal from the 'Super 30' project.
3. Alok Nath: The veteran actor, known for his 'sanskaari' image on-screen, was accused of rape by writer-producer Vinta Nanda, sending shockwaves through the industry.
XV. The Trouble with Award Shows
Award shows in Bollywood have often been under scrutiny for their lack of transparency and allegations of bias. Several stars have boycotted these events, expressing their discontent.
1. Aamir Khan: Notoriously known for boycotting award shows, Aamir has stated that he doesn't believe in them as he finds them to be biased.
2. Akshay Kumar: Akshay too has expressed his mistrust in award shows, mentioning that he was once told he would win an award if he performed at the ceremony.
XVI. The Nepotism Debate
Nepotism in Bollywood came under severe criticism after the tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Accusations were rife that the industry's preferential treatment of star kids was a contributing factor.
1. Kangana Ranaut: Kangana sparked the nepotism debate on Karan Johar's talk show when she accused him of being the "flag-bearer of nepotism".
2. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan: These star kids have repeatedly faced flak for getting easy entries into Bollywood because of their family connections.
XVII. Tax Evasion and Money Laundering Allegations
Several Bollywood celebrities have been involved in tax evasion and money laundering cases, tarnishing the industry's image.
1. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas: The couple reportedly faced allegations of illegal construction at their Mumbai residence.
2. Shah Rukh Khan: King Khan had faced a case of alleged irregularities regarding the foreign exchange rule violation for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.
XVIII. The Drug Controversy
Drug use in Bollywood came into the spotlight after the tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Many industry insiders were interrogated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
1. Rhea Chakraborty: Rhea was arrested by the NCB for allegedly procuring drugs for Sushant. She spent nearly a month in prison before being granted bail.
2. Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, and Shraddha Kapoor: These A-list actresses were summoned by the NCB for questioning regarding the drug nexus in Bollywood.
XIX. Accusations of Plagiarism
Bollywood has frequently been accused of plagiarising content from Hollywood and other industries without proper credits or rights.
1. 'Barfi': Anurag Basu's acclaimed film faced criticism for allegedly lifting scenes from various international films.
2. 'Ra.One': Shah Rukh Khan's ambitious project was accused of being a rip-off of the video game character, G.One.
XX. Casting Couch Allegations
One of the darker aspects of Bollywood, and indeed many film industries worldwide, is the infamous casting couch phenomenon.
1. Tanushree Dutta: She accused Nana Patekar of behaving inappropriately during a film shoot, which led to the #MeToo movement in India.
2. Kangana Ranaut: Kangana too has spoken out about her experiences with the casting couch early in her career.
XXI. Censorship Issues and Political Controversies
Bollywood movies have often been at the center of political controversies, resulting in bans, protests, and even violent threats.
1. 'Padmaavat': This film faced extreme backlash from certain groups who alleged that it distorted historical facts. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone received death threats.
2. 'Udta Punjab': This film highlighting the drug menace in Punjab faced numerous cuts from the Central Board of Film Certification, leading to a public outcry about censorship.
XXII. Actor Feuds and Professional Rivalries
There have been numerous instances of feuds and fall-outs between Bollywood actors, sometimes even resulting in professional rivalries.
1. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan: Although they have patched up now, these two superstars had a notorious feud that lasted for several years.
2. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Rumours of a rivalry between these two leading ladies have often made headlines.
XXIII. Social Media Controversies
Social media has often been a platform where controversies erupt, from insensitive tweets to online feuds.
1. Sonam Kapoor: Sonam was trolled for her comment on a meat ban in Mumbai, where she called the ban "misogynistic."
2. Abhijeet Bhattacharya: The singer has been involved in numerous Twitter controversies, from making derogatory comments about women to getting suspended from the platform multiple times.
XXIV. Controversial Statements and Interviews
Controversial statements made by actors during interviews have often sparked debates and backlash.
1. Salman Khan: Salman faced criticism for his comment where he compared his physical exertion in 'Sultan' to that of a "raped woman".
2. Ranveer Singh: Ranveer's statement about fantasizing about Kareena Kapoor Khan received backlash for being inappropriate.
XXV. Alleged Affairs and Love Triangles
Bollywood's rumor mills are always buzzing with whispers of secret affairs and complicated love triangles.
1. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha: This alleged affair remains one of Bollywood's biggest unsolved mysteries. While neither has confirmed the rumors, their off-screen chemistry has always sparked speculation.
2. Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra: There were rumors of a close relationship between the two during the shooting of 'Don 2,' although both actors have consistently denied any affair.
XXVI. Plastic Surgery Rumors
It's common for celebrities to face rumors of cosmetic procedures, and Bollywood is no exception.
1. Anushka Sharma: The actress faced immense criticism and trolling when she appeared on 'Koffee With Karan' with what looked like a fuller lip. Anushka later clarified that she used a temporary lip enhancing tool and not surgery.
2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas: She faced similar rumors early in her career. While she has admitted to a botched surgery, she denies undergoing procedures for cosmetic purposes.
XXVII. Scandalous Photoshoots and Wardrobe Malfunctions
These can lead to a storm of criticism, comments, and rumors for the stars involved.
1. Deepika Padukone: Her 'Cleavage Show' controversy sparked a debate on sexism in media when a leading newspaper tweeted a derogatory comment about her outfit.
2. Alia Bhatt: She faced a wardrobe malfunction during the promotion of 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,' leading to unwarranted media attention.
XXVIII. Controversial Remarks and Public Spats
When celebrities voice their opinions, it sometimes leads to public spats and controversies.
1. Sonakshi Sinha and Mallika Dua: Sonakshi's comment on an episode of 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' didn't sit well with Mallika Dua, leading to a Twitter spat between the two.
2. Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh: Their spat over farmer protests in India became a hot topic on social media.
XXIX. Rumoured Relationships
There have been numerous relationships in Bollywood that have been kept under wraps, with only whispers and hints to keep the gossip mills churning.
1. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif: This duo never officially confirmed their relationship, but their vacation pictures somehow found their way to the public, fueling rumors.
2. Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt: Their chemistry in 'Student of the Year' sparked rumors of a budding relationship. However, they both have remained tight-lipped about their relationship status.
XXX. Controversial Interviews and Statements
Sometimes, the words of these celebrities can stir a controversy.
1. Alia Bhatt's GK Gaffe: Her infamous blunder on 'Koffee With Karan' made headlines and led to her being trolled on social media.
2. Sara Ali Khan on 'Colorism': Sara's comment on preferring a 'fair and handsome' man led to a backlash, with critics accusing her of endorsing colorism.
XXXII. Pay Disparity Controversies
Pay disparity in Bollywood has been a point of controversy and a source of debate.
1. Kareena Kapoor Khan: She openly talked about the pay disparity in Bollywood, stating that she doesn't see her contemporaries being paid as much as their male co-stars.
2. Deepika Padukone: She called out the pay disparity in Bollywood in several interviews, stating that she was paid less than her male co-stars despite having a substantial role.
XXXIII. Allegations of Cheating
Even stars aren't immune to the pain and scandal of cheating allegations.
1. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut: This controversy took the industry by storm when Kangana alleged that Hrithik had cheated on his wife with her. The ensuing legal battle and mudslinging was all over the news.
2. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha: This is one of the oldest controversies in Bollywood. Though never confirmed, it's widely speculated that Amitabh had an extramarital affair with Rekha during the peak of his career.
XXXIV. Nepotism Debates
Nepotism has been a long-standing issue in Bollywood, causing major debates and controversies.
1. Karan Johar: Known to launch star kids, Karan has been at the center of the nepotism debate. The controversy escalated after Kangana Ranaut called him out on his own chat show.
2. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan: Their debut in 'Student of the Year', produced by Karan Johar, led to allegations of nepotism, creating quite a stir in the industry.
XXXV. Alleged Link-ups
Sometimes rumors of link-ups between stars become a hot topic of discussion.
1. Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan: Rumors swirled about a possible affair between Priyanka and Shah Rukh during the filming of 'Don 2'. However, nothing was ever confirmed.
2. Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur: Their sizzling on-screen chemistry in 'Aashiqui 2' sparked rumors of a real-life romance, although they have denied these claims.
XXXVI. Film Set Controversies
Bollywood isn't all glitz and glamour; sometimes things can get heated behind the scenes.
1. Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu: The two actresses reportedly had a major fallout during the filming of 'Ajnabee' (2001), which escalated during 'Aitraaz' (2004). They only patched things up years later.
2. Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh: During the making of 'Padmaavat', rumours suggested that there was tension between Shahid and Ranveer due to the allocation of screen time. Both, however, have denied these claims.
XXXVII. Money Matters
When big bucks are involved, controversies aren't far behind.
1. Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi: Salman reportedly threatened Vivek for getting close to Aishwarya Rai. Vivek called a press conference to disclose this, but the controversy adversely affected his career.
2. Kangana Ranaut and the producers of 'Manikarnika': There were rumours of budget overruns and Kangana taking over the director's chair, creating quite a stir in the industry.
XXXVIII. Career Controversies
Certain career decisions can also lead to controversy.
1. Deepika Padukone and 'Padmaavat': Deepika's portrayal of Rani Padmavati sparked controversy over the film's historical accuracy. Despite protests and threats, the film was a box office success.
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and 'Heroine': Aishwarya was originally cast in 'Heroine', but after falling pregnant, she was replaced by Kareena Kapoor, causing a buzz in the industry.
XIX. The Tinseltown Tales of Southern Cinema
While Bollywood takes the centre stage in Indian film gossip, let's not forget the South Indian film industry, brimming with its own share of drama.
1. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty: Post 'Baahubali', rumours started swirling about the lead actors' off-screen chemistry. Despite the consistent denial, fans continue to speculate.
2. Nayanthara and Prabhudheva: Their love story caught everyone's attention, but their relationship ended amidst rumours of a secret wedding.
XL. Tollywood's Sensational Stories
The Bengali film industry, known as Tollywood, is no stranger to controversies either.
1. Rituparna Sengupta and Prosenjit Chatterjee: Once a popular on-screen pair, their professional relationship allegedly soured due to undisclosed reasons. The duo avoided working together for over a decade.
2. Subhashree Ganguly and Dev: Their reported break-up became the talk of Tollywood, as the duo decided to keep mum about the details.
XLI. The Mysterious Marathi Movie World
The Marathi film industry has seen its fair share of controversies.
1. Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve: Rumours of an affair started during their hit series 'Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta', but both vehemently denied any romantic involvement.
2. Sai Tamhankar and Amey Wagh: The rumour mill churned when the duo shared the screen in 'Girlfriend'. Both denied any off-screen romance.
XLII. Punjabi Cinema's Spicy Stories
The Punjabi film industry has had its fair share of controversies too.
1. Neeru Bajwa and Amit Sadh: They reportedly grew close during the shooting of 'Bikkar Bai Sentimental'. Though they never confirmed a relationship, the gossip remained rife for quite some time.
2. Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa: Fans have long speculated about the duo's chemistry beyond the screen. However, both have always maintained their stance as 'just friends'.
XLIII. The Turbulent Tunes of Bollywood Singers
Even the crooning voices of Bollywood have been caught in webs of controversy and gossip.
1. Sonu Nigam's Tweet Storm: His tweets on the use of loudspeakers for Azaan (Islamic call to prayer) sparked outrage, leading to public debates and backlash.
2. Mika Singh's Public Disputes: His infamous slapping incident at a concert and the Rakhi Sawant kissing controversy kept him in the public eye for all the wrong reasons.
3. Ankit Tiwari's Legal Battle: The 'Aashiqui 2' singer was embroiled in a serious legal battle when he was accused of rape by a woman.
XLIV. The Dark Drama of Bollywood Directors and Producers
1. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Controversy: The film's release coincided with heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, leading to controversy due to the casting of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
2. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat Debacle: The historical drama stirred massive protests due to its alleged distortion of Rajput history. Bhansali faced physical attacks and massive public outcry.
3*. Mahesh Bhatt and Parveen Babi's Controversial Relationship:* Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's relationship with late actress Parveen Babi was the subject of controversy and gossip. Their tumultuous affair, coupled with Parveen's battle with mental health issues, made headlines and created a buzz in the industry.
4*. Anurag Kashyap's Marital Woes:* Director Anurag Kashyap's marriage to actress Kalki Koechlin attracted media attention. The couple separated in 2013, and their relationship struggles and subsequent divorce were discussed in the public domain.
XLV. Priyanka Chopra's Reddit AMA Fall-Out
Priyanka Chopra's Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session became controversial when she failed to address certain sensitive questions, leading to disappointment and backlash from the Reddit community.
XLVI. Bollywood’s Less Than Starry Behaviour
1. Salman Khan's Media Misadventures: His scuffles with the media have been well-documented, including an infamous incident where he allegedly snatched a reporter's phone.
2. Kareena Kapoor Khan's Fan Fiasco: A video of her allegedly snapping at fans asking for selfies caused a stir online.
3. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's Fallout: Post their break-up, they reportedly gave each other the cold shoulder at public events, fuelling the gossip mill.
XLVII. The Other Side of the Playback Singers
1. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi's Feud: One of the oldest controversies that rocked Bollywood was the fallout between these two legendary singers over royalty rights.
2. Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Controversial Remarks: Known for his controversial comments on various issues, Abhijeet often found himself at the receiving end of public backlash.
3*. Sonu Nigam's Azaan Controversy:* In 2017, singer Sonu Nigam sparked controversy when he expressed his displeasure on Twitter over being woken up by the sound of Azaan (Islamic call to prayer). His comments led to a heated debate on religious tolerance and freedom of expression.
4*. Anu Malik's #MeToo Allegations:* Renowned music composer and singer Anu Malik faced allegations of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement in 2018. Several women accused him of inappropriate behavior, leading to his removal as a judge from a popular singing reality show.
XLVIII. The Many Shades of the Indian Film Industry
1. Dravidian Drama - Tamil & Telugu Cinema: The south Indian film industry isn't free from controversies either. The rift between the late Tamil Nadu CMs, MGR and Karunanidhi, both of whom were from the film fraternity, impacted the politics of the state for decades. Similarly, the Telugu industry saw the tragic fallout between renowned actors Chiranjeevi and Rajasekhar.
2. Bengali Cinema's Intellectual Ire: The Bengali film industry, known for its intellectual and artistic cinema, was hit by controversy when the veteran director Rituparno Ghosh's sexual orientation came under public scrutiny.
3*. Tamil Film Industry's Caste-based Controversies:* The Tamil film industry has witnessed controversies related to caste-based issues. Actors and filmmakers have faced criticism for allegedly promoting caste discrimination through their films or making controversial statements.
4*. Malayalam Film Industry's #MeToo Movement:* The Malayalam film industry witnessed its own version of the #MeToo movement, with several actresses coming forward to share their experiences of harassment and misconduct. The movement brought to light the dark side of the industry and led to discussions about the need for safer work environments.
XLIX. Unraveling Layers of Love Triangles
Apart from the ones mentioned earlier, love triangles have been a common theme in Bollywood. Some of the real-life instances that became fodder for gossip include:
1. The Madhubala-Dilip Kumar-Raj Kapoor Saga: In the Golden Era of Bollywood, the Madhubala-Dilip Kumar-Raj Kapoor triangle kept gossip columns busy, especially after the infamous court case during the filming of 'Naya Daur.'
2. The Shilpa Shetty-Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna Triangle: Akshay Kumar was linked with Shilpa Shetty while he was reportedly in a relationship with Twinkle Khanna. This resulted in much speculation until he eventually married Twinkle.
L. Bollywood's Cheating Scandals
1. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut: The alleged affair between Hrithik and Kangana, while he was married to Suzanne Khan, created one of the most publicized controversies in Bollywood.
2. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha: The much-speculated affair between Amitabh and Rekha during his marriage with Jaya Bachchan remains one of Bollywood's most enduring rumors.
3. Govinda's Extramarital Affair: Actor Govinda faced public scrutiny when news of his extramarital affair with actress Rani Mukerji surfaced. The affair reportedly caused strain in his marriage and led to widespread gossip.
Indeed, the Indian film industry isn't just about glitz and glamour, but also about human flaws and frailties that often come to light, adding another dimension to our understanding of it.
Here are a few more controversies and rumors that I might have not covered yet (Apologies for any repetitions):
  1. The mysterious disappearance of Divya Bharti: In 1993, actress Divya Bharti tragically fell from the balcony of her apartment at the age of 19. Her sudden death sparked numerous conspiracy theories and rumors surrounding the circumstances of her demise, including speculation about foul play and possible suicide.
  2. The alleged black magic practices of Tantrik Chandraswami: Tantrik Chandraswami, a self-proclaimed spiritual guru with connections to several Bollywood celebrities, was accused of practicing black magic and having undue influence over prominent personalities. His alleged involvement in the political and entertainment spheres sparked controversy and speculation.
  3. The secret wedding of Juhi Chawla: Rumors circulated in the late '90s suggesting that actress Juhi Chawla had secretly married a British businessman. Although Juhi Chawla never publicly confirmed or denied the rumors, they persisted for a considerable period, adding an air of mystery to her personal life.
  4. The supposed curse of the film "Raaz" (2002): It was rumored that the horror film "Raaz" brought a curse upon its cast and crew. Alleged incidents of supernatural occurrences and mishaps during the film's production led to speculation about a supernatural influence affecting those involved.
  5. The controversy surrounding the film "Water" (2005): Deepa Mehta's film "Water" faced significant opposition during its production due to its sensitive subject matter and depiction of the treatment of widows in India. Protests, threats, and acts of vandalism occurred on the film's sets, leading to the relocation of the shooting to another country.
  6. The alleged rivalry between Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi: There were rumors of a rivalry between two Bollywood icons, Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, during the '90s. Reports suggested that their competition for top actress status led to tensions and strained relations.
  7. The controversial casting of Sanjay Dutt in the film "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" (2006): Sanjay Dutt's inclusion in the film "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" created controversy due to his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. The decision to cast him sparked debates about ethics and the rehabilitation of individuals with criminal backgrounds.
  8. The alleged love triangle between Aamir Khan, Reena Dutta, and Kiran Rao: Speculation emerged about a love triangle involving actor Aamir Khan, his ex-wife Reena Dutta, and his second wife Kiran Rao. Reports suggested that the dynamics of their relationships overlapped, leading to rumors and discussions in the media.
  9. The controversy surrounding the film "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" (1996): Director Mira Nair's film "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" faced controversy and censorship challenges due to its explicit content and portrayal of sexuality. The film's release was met with mixed reactions and debates about artistic freedom.
  10. The alleged involvement of Bollywood celebrities in the IPL spot-fixing scandal: During the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal in 2013, rumors swirled about the involvement of certain Bollywood celebrities in illegal betting and match-fixing activities. Although no substantial evidence was found to support these rumors, they generated significant speculation and discussion.
  11. Govinda and David Dhawan's fallout: Govinda, known for his comedic roles, had a fallout with director David Dhawan, with whom he had collaborated on several successful films. Reports suggested that their relationship deteriorated due to creative differences and personal issues, leading to a strained professional relationship.
  12. Aditya Pancholi and Kangana Ranaut's legal battle: Kangana Ranaut accused actor Aditya Pancholi of physical and emotional abuse during their alleged relationship. The legal battle between them attracted significant media coverage, with both parties presenting their sides and filing counter-allegations.
  13. The alleged love affair between Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan: Rumors circulated about a romantic relationship between actors Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan during the shooting of their film "Yuva" (2004). Speculation about their relationship and its impact on Abhishek's engagement to Aishwarya Rai was a subject of gossip in the industry.
  14. The alleged feud between Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor: Reports suggested that Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor had a strained relationship stemming from a comment Sonam made about Aishwarya's fashion choices at the Cannes Film Festival. The alleged tension between the two actresses garnered attention in the media.
  15. The controversy surrounding the film "Fiza" (2000): Actress Karisma Kapoor faced backlash for her portrayal of a Muslim character in the film "Fiza." The film's depiction of communal violence led to accusations of misrepresentation and insensitivity, resulting in protests and debates.
  16. The controversy surrounding the film "Rahul" (2001): Director Prakash Jha's film "Rahul" faced objections from the National Commission for Women (NCW) for its portrayal of a teacher-student relationship. The NCW raised concerns about the film's potential to promote inappropriate relationships and demanded cuts or a ban.
  17. The controversy surrounding the film "Mohalla Assi": Starring Sunny Deol, the film "Mohalla Assi" faced censorship issues and remained unreleased for several years. The CBFC objected to its content, which included explicit language and the portrayal of religious figures, leading to legal battles and delays.
  18. The alleged rivalry between Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan: Rumors of a rivalry between two of Bollywood's biggest superstars, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have circulated for years. Reports suggest that there is an underlying competitiveness between them, with occasional subtle digs and comparisons made in the media.
  19. The alleged tiff between Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone: Reports of a rivalry between actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone have made headlines. While both have denied any animosity, occasional comments and indirect references in interviews have fueled speculation about a cold war between them.
  20. The mysterious disappearance of actor Nadia: Nadia, the first female stunt actress and action heroine of Indian cinema in the 1930s and 1940s, vanished under mysterious circumstances in the 1940s. Her sudden disappearance left the industry and her fans bewildered, and her fate remains unknown to this day.
  21. The controversial love triangle involving Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt, and Waheeda Rehman: There were rumors of a complex love triangle between legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt, his wife, playback singer Geeta Dutt, and actress Waheeda Rehman during the making of the film "Pyaasa" (1957). While the exact nature of their relationships remains speculative, it added an intriguing layer of mystery to their personal lives.
  22. The unsolved murder of director Bimal Roy's cinematographer Subrata Mitra: Subrata Mitra, the acclaimed cinematographer known for his work with director Bimal Roy, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in 1997. The case remains unsolved, leaving behind unanswered questions and speculations.
  23. The alleged paranormal occurrences during the filming of the horror film "Mahal" (1949): During the shooting of the iconic film "Mahal," there were numerous reports of eerie happenings on set. Actors and crew members claimed to have witnessed strange phenomena and experienced unexplained incidents, adding a supernatural element to the film's legacy.
  24. The enigmatic persona of actor Guru Dutt: Guru Dutt, the iconic actor-director of the 1950s and 1960s, was known for his introspective and melancholic on-screen persona. His tragic death in 1964, attributed to an overdose of sleeping pills, continues to be shrouded in mystery, with debates about whether it was an accident or suicide.
  25. The controversy surrounding the film "Bandit Queen" (1994): Director Shekhar Kapur's film "Bandit Queen," based on the life of Phoolan Devi, faced legal challenges and controversies for its explicit content and portrayal of violence. The film's release was delayed, and it sparked debates on artistic freedom and the depiction of real-life incidents.
  26. The alleged black magic practices in the film industry: Over the years, there have been rumors and claims of certain individuals in the film industry practicing black magic or being involved in occult practices. These rumors have fueled speculation and added an element of mystery to the industry.
  27. The alleged rivalry between Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar: Two legendary actors of the Indian film industry, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, were rumored to have a rivalry during their heyday. Reports suggested that their professional competition and different acting styles fueled tensions and strained relations between them.
  28. The controversial relationship between Kamal Haasan and Sarika: Actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika were in a live-in relationship for many years and had two children together. However, their relationship was marked by rumors of infidelity and personal differences, leading to a tumultuous and publicized separation.
  29. The controversy surrounding the film "Sins" (2005): Director Vinod Pande's film "Sins" faced severe criticism and opposition due to its explicit content and portrayal of taboo subjects like sex and religion. The film's release was marred by protests, bans, and legal battles, igniting debates on artistic freedom and censorship.
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2023.05.30 03:53 TheRealRonMexico7 Has the pacing the last week or so dropped for you?

So i always land at that island between kenjetsu and mega city. They removed the katanas and ODM (its 50/50 now at best) so that slows stuff down a bit....they also removed bounty boards. Does all this stuff affect the pacing that much or is the game slower for everyone?
Im wondering if its the sweatier crew playing now since its the end of the season (my end games/final 10 have been lasting a lot longer recently too)? Before I would get 3-4 kills easy (2 of those were usually bots, not gonna lie....because ive kinda noticed less bots around my drop) pretty much every game with my good game being 7-9 kills (hard stuck on getting DD kill games regularly LOL). Now im usually sitting on 1-2 kills heading to the final 10-15. Engagements just seem to be wayyyyy down for me. Anyone else?
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2023.05.30 03:41 XComACU Scale difference between Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and Supreme Commander 2

Scale difference between Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and Supreme Commander 2
I was testing out a new script for importing SupCom models into Blender 3.5 when I read in the code comments that it could also import SupCom 2 models, so I wanted to take a look and see how they compared!
First thing that became readily apparent was that the original in-engine units-to-meters conversion from SupCom:FA would not work. The blueprints still had a uniform scale value, but multiplying it by 19.525m in order to get the model's real-world scale led to ACUs being well over 100 meters! This didn't match the height of known flora and items in game, nor the concept art. Unlike the original, SupCom 2 was far less forthcoming with scale information, with no articles describing the units, no missions with real-world locales, no cinematics where humans could be seen next-to an ACU, and no openly displayed map sizes. All we really know is that, theoretically, all units are correctly scaled to each other.
However, this gives us the one piece of information we can use!The Supreme Commander 2 Manual (while framed as a Quantum VisionWorks advertisement) has the following quote regarding the King Kriptor:
King KriptorA 60 meter upright unobtainium-armored bipedal walker comprised largely of turrets and 800mm.-depleted-uranium casing mercury-core rounds. (Available for construction at an Experimental Land Factory).
In-engine the King Kriptor stands well over 310m (assuming the old 19.525m per Unit conversion), but if we shrink its scale to the stated 60m (which requires a Blender scale of .371 with a uniform scale of .1), we see that the conversion rate is closer to 3.71m per in-game unit for SupCom 2!
Using this conversion rate, this gives us a UEF ACU at approximately 20.1m tall (not counting about 1m in weaponry) and a Cybran ACU at 19.7 (not counting about 6.8m of weaponry)! This is much smaller than the Forged Alliance UEF ACU at 39.5m, but is still somewhat larger than most previous scale estimates for SupCom 2.
A comparison between the converted, \"lore accurate\" scale and concept art on the top left, the full lore accurate scale on the top right, the full scale showing how large the units are in-engine (assuming the game itself still uses the 19.525 value) on the bottom left, and an in-game image on the bottom right.
Namely, this actually makes the ACUs in-game slightly taller than their concept art counterpart (which was estimated at 10.5m without weapons, 12.5 with). I also compared against the Cybran Loyalist; however, unlike the ACU, it appeared to be smaller than it's concept art counterpart. This discrepancy indicates the concept art is likely not an accurate scale source, which does make sense.

A quick test to ensure the discrepancy with concept art was not on the Blender side. The SupCom 2 Loyalist, SupCom:FA Loyalist, and Loyalist Concept Art.
This also seems to match the ACU being the same height as Palm Trees in game, which if they are equivalent to the Hawaiian Pritchardia, stand on average between 25-60ft ( 7-18m).
Admittedly, there is the Heavy Artillery station, which appears to have doors and a walkway with rails we can scale off. I checked the 19.525 scale just in case, but then the walkway was massive, with the rails well over a stock 1.8m tall human's head. Counter to that, at the 3.71 scale, the rails are knee height and the doors waist high. Given that neither option really work, and that scaling from the doors expected size would lead to more discrepancies, I am more inclined to use the 3.71 scale based off the Kriptor's height. Honestly, since the doors are not the same size on both ends of the walkway, this may not be meant for humans, or may even be vestigial given the platform is automated.
All-in-all, I am confident these are the Lore-Accurate heights for SupCom 2!
As a fun one, I also threw in a Monkeylord Vs. Monkeylord, and it looks like the SupCom 2 one is half the height of the original!
Funnily enough, the scale between MonkeyLord and ACU is roughly the same in both games! Also, note that the hitbox on the Monkeylord actually does not include the top-most part of the Microwave Laser, losing about 10m of the model's height.
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2023.05.30 03:41 Vinley026 [Online][SLiM][EST] The Living Peaks: A World of Mountainous Gods and Primordial Ooze

Adrift in the cold, endless void is the Ooze: a primordial being that has existed for time immemorial. It is a bottomless ocean of mystery and wonder to the mortals that walk on the surface above.
On the crust surrounding the liquid core of the planet are the Living Peaks: the self-proclaimed masters of the world.
Below the Peaks are the humans, or Ungrots as the Peaks refer to them as, who go about their daily lives mostly unaware of the massive game of cosmic chess they take part in.
Long ago, the Ungrots struck out from under the Peaks' direct influence, and with the leadership of Ahualt the Warrior King headed east to find a land in which they could be free.
This led them to the Dorshan Plateau, where humans would found successful cities to push them into a new age of technology.
While the Dorshans strode the line between Peakish influence and their own free will, other Ungrots were not so lucky,
The Hanugali hordes of the Swaying Steppe fell squarely under the influence of the Boulderian Monks, and were staunch followers of the Peakish teachings.
The Kirioy of the jungled valley in the east rested in the low, Ooze-rich soil. Their relationship with the Deep Heaven they called El-Tra was close indeed.
Some Ungrots ceased to be so at all, shedding their mortal skin for strong, Peakish stone. These rocky beings were called the Petrifundi, and their immortal voices preached the sermons of the Living Peaks.
What may await you on the continent of Pikeya?
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2023.05.30 03:35 Master_Antelope What if I Rewrote Miraculous? (Season 4, Eps 1-13) (minor spoilers for S5)

Sorry I've been gone for a bit, I had a storyline to finish up and a few bad bouts of writer's block, but I managed to get to this finished up! Here's Season 4, eps 1-13! Be sure to leave some feedback!
Season 4 (March-April):
  1. Truth: First change (shared with Lies): Lukanette/Adrigami are clearly established to have been a thing over multiple weeks/a month, with the NY special being the second(?) time they’re truly established. I doubt it’s truly satisfactory, but stuff still has to work within this specific season/the larger narrative, so… eh. Second change: Andrew Hendrol is present for the concert on the Liberty (“I might have to challenge you guys to a battle of the bands one day.”) and slips off to transform into Dragonus just before Luka arrives akumatized. He absorbs Truth/Eyebeam’s (renamed Light Eye) powers then buggers off to appear later in Lies. Third change: Shadow Moth’s design. While I personally like it, it wasn’t terribly popular. So here's a slight redesign: the main body can stay the same with its purple overcoat and black lapels but make the purple a bit darker and the lapel is the same as it was on Hawk Moth. His cowl is now a chromed blue with a peacock feather “eye” right on the forehead instead of his Zuko monocle. His skin turns indigo like Mayura’s and his eyes are like Duusu’s, but more malevolent. The biggest change to his costume is the function of the tailcoat itself: its tail is like a male peacock’s train, long and vibrant blue with pinkish feather eyes in the back, and it opens and spreads in reaction to his emotions. For example, if he’s pleased or angry, it opens up and spreads out behind him, and if he’s exasperated/neutral, it folds back down. Fourth change: Marinette’s transformation into Ladybug is fixed this time around.
  2. Lies: First change: Marinette isn’t as fan-girly over the Adrien life showing, instead wondering if he’s doing alright with his schedule. Tikki and the others assure her that he’s probably used to it, and she doesn’t have to be so worried about it. Of course, this doesn’t dissuade her nerves, especially not when the modeling session the show films has Lila in it. Second change: The art room scene gets a couple added lines of dialogue (“Adrien. Our parents raised us for perfection, but we don’t need that. We’re already perfect. We’re perfect. Just show me your truth.” “But… I’m not sure what that truth is.” “Let me show you.”) before their class starts. Third change: the Hendrols are present for Prince Ali’s birthday party – it’s why Dragonus skedaddled from the fight – and Andrew manages to hide and transform without anyone noticing, avoiding Lies’ sphere. Even Dragonus can’t risk touching the sphere, even if his cravings for power – much like a vampire – don’t go away.
  3. Gang of Secrets: First change: Tikki attempts to console Marinette after she talks about worrying about Shadow Moth and Dragonus (“Well, Duusu had always been a bit chaotic. I could imagine that he might be causing Shadow Moth a problem or two. As for Dragonus… he can’t have it much better than you right now, right?”), which cuts to Andrew Hendrol and the Dark kwamis all having a dance party to unknown song that sounds suspiciously similar to “Hips Don’t Lie”. Second change: Instead of the girls just barging up, Tom and Sabine give them permission to go up and check on Marinette. “She hasn’t been answering for us, maybe she will for you.” And the dollhouse doesn’t break from Rose taking off the roof. Rather, Rose trips on something – maybe a roll of thread or a screwdriver or loose paper – and knocks into it. Same result, though, but Alya rightfully calls Mari out: “Okay, Marinette, something is really wrong with you. I’m sorry we can in uninvited, but your parents said we needed to check up on you, and I’m sorry Rose broke the house, but it was a complete accident and you’re blowing up over it. There’s more going on here than just boy trouble, isn’t there? We’re your friends, girl, we want to help.” To which Mari replies: “Maybe I don’t want your help, or your friendship anymore. Get out!” Third change: Dragonus swoops in during the fight and knocks around the Gang of Secrets himself after LB catches Lady Wifi, which inadvertently gives LB time to talk LW into rejecting her powers. Fourth change: Rena Rouge doesn’t look as off in this episode, where her skin was a few tones too light. Dunno if it was intentional, but that still could be fixed. The episode ends as normal.
  4. Mr. Pigeon 72: First change: a biggie. Alya acknowledges Lila’s number of akumatizations and says, “You know, even if you couldn’t tell me about Lila’s lying about being BFFs with Ladybug, you still could’ve told me – or anyone, for that matter – about how she threatened you in the bathroom. No one threatens my BFF with impunity.” I know a lot of people were upset with Alya’s passiveness over the whole Lila situation, but this line will have impact throughout the rest of the rework. Second change: I found this out on a whim, but it turns out city pigeons are a kind of dove, so Bob Roth wasn’t entirely wrong. Fun. Third change: Andrew Hendrol is watching the evil pigeons transform people outside and figures out he can’t go out, transformed or not, without getting touched. Vorrath: “When has that stopped you before?” Andrew: “I’ve got it.” Cut to later, he invades the fight between the illusions and Mr. Pigeon in a giant mech made out of a sentimonster that he teleported into so he could fight. Overkill doesn’t begin to cover this guy. Fourth change: I’m tempted to change Ladybug’s Lucky Charm suit to her permanent one, but if I did, certain episodes wouldn’t have as much oomph later… hmmm. For now, her suit can stay the same.
  5. Psycomedian: Honestly don’t know what to do with this one, it’s a fairly solid little episode; funny, love square-y, gives Gabriel some background and Cat Noir some spotlight. I guess I can really just add Dragonus to the mix: Psycomedian tries his emotion-gimmick on him and he no-sells it (there is a lot, and I mean a lot of lore behind Dragonus/Andrew Hendrol, so I think it would be easier to link my original fics with him up to the point I’m at for posting and you can explore his background there, as well as his powers) then proceeds to quickly skirmish with Angrybug: “There’s the fire I sensed when I absorbed your powers! Why don’t you let loose like this a little more? Finish the job!” (Again, lore makes sense if you read my main fics, I’m sorry, but he’s such a big character in my works that I don’t know how to condense it down. I’ll try but expect that later.)
  6. Furious Fu: First change: I’m really, really confused as to why Fu and Marianne are not referred to as husband/wife or at least married. They would’ve gotten married, right? It’s not a thing that I or the fandom seem to be upset about, I’m just super confused, and if anyone is willing to enlighten me, I’d be thankful. For now, Fu and Marianne are a couple, husband and wife, like they should’ve been since Backwarder or before. Second change: During the fight between LB/CN and Su-Han, guess who shows up but Dragonus. Su-Han freezes for a moment, which gives LB/CN time to snatch the Miracle Box, but Su-Han tries to pull it back. SH: “Ladybug! You did not tell me the Dark Dragon Miraculous was in Paris!” CN: “Sounds like you never asked!” Dragonus: sarcastically “Aw, now you’ve hurt my feelings.” Draws sword and points it at SH. “So you’re the Celestial Guardian I heard about. Head honcho, I’m guessing.” SH turns his aggression towards Dragonus. SH: “You and your kind are a blighted spot amongst the history of the Miraculous, demon!” Lunges. “Heavenly Retribution! The Righteous Will of the Justiciar Breaks the World’s Evil!” Dragonus dodges most of the attacks and matches a few of them, but Su-Han lands one good punch to the stomach. Dragonus: “growls Alright, then. You aren’t as much of a pushover as they are… or the Guardians at the Temple were. If we’re going to talk in metaphors, here's mine.” Flies away from SH and presses center of sword, opening a compartment and pulls out a purple pendant on a chain, emblazoned with a stylized T-rex face. “The grand unity of dinosaurs and dragons humbles the arrogant monk. Rexx, Vorrath, Unify!” (See here for appearance: https://archiveofourown.org/works/42733506/chapters/114090748 use ctrl-F and search "Thero"). “Thero Dragon flies as the Dark Guardian!” This reveals to everyone present that Dragonus has more of the Dark Miraculouses at his disposal and subsequent “oh crap” from Su-Han reveals how serious it is. By this point, LB/CN ran off, Thero Dragon taunts Su-Han and flies off, then doesn’t return until the battle with Furious Fu in the stadium, where he absorbs FF’s powers and briefly fights LB/CN before flying off again, proclaiming that “You haven’t seen the last of Thero Dragon!”. Episode ends as normal, but Su-Han will appear again this rewrite before Ephemeral.
  7. Sole Crusher: Okay, major change time again. I know a lot – almost utterly ridiculously so – of people do/did not like Zoe in the slightest. But, since I’m trying to stay fairly… fair to the source material (while adding new and interesting concepts), we are including Zoe, only her introduction is going to be quite different. Zoe has come to Paris because her time at her boarding school was cut short due to complete and total bullying, and her own father, a man we know as Robert Lee from Audrey, is too distant to think of another arrangement within NY and sends her to Paris to be with her mother. So, Zoe is going to be quite sullen/angry with her situation, and this becomes apparent when Marinette runs into her. Marinette apologizes profusely, but Zoe gives her a glare and basically tells her to bugger off. Marinette, though, recognizes something is wrong and pries just a little more (and it’s framed as Marinette trying to keep Zoe from attracting Shadow Moth’s attention while simultaneously trying to help), and Zoe reveals a bit of what’s happened – including the one friend – but not the full story nor which family she’s living with. Marinette, being the all-but-Lila-loving hero she is, preps a bag for the new girl. “Even if life has been bitter, it helps to have something sweet!” Marinette says. Zoe gives her a strange look. “What’s your angle? Everyone has one. Why’re you helping me?” Zoe asks, confused and suspicious. Marinette blinks in surprise and shrugs. “It’s the right thing to do, especially when you’re in a new place. I gave you my number if you’d like to chat.” Zoe blinks twice, clearly surprised by the generosity and seeming genuine nature of the girl in front of her. “Okay, then. I guess I should give you mine so… you know.” Marinette holds out her hand. “So I don’t lose it.” The first step to breaking Zoe’s rough exterior has been taken, but said rough exterior still persists when Zoe arrives at the hotel. Another major change: Audrey, while trying to be more supportive of Chloe, still has her preferred child, and that preferred child is Zoe, because, and this will cause drama later, “Zoe is one of only four people in my life who don’t grovel at my feet.” Chloe walks into the lounge/dining hall and hears this and immediately goes nuclear, but her rant is cut short by Zoe snapping at her to “Shut your mouth, you little brat.” Chloe is, of course, horrifically offended, but Audrey breaks it up before it escalates and sends them to get to know each other better… which, given this Zoe, goes about as well as expected. She snaps at all of Chloe’s rules, throws the diamond heels, and when Chloe calls her a “horrible half-of-a-sister”, Zoe throws it right back at her. This back-and-forth continues to school, where Zoe doesn’t bend to Chloe’s whims, but instead blows up at her again – which inadvertently does two things: it proves that Zoe isn’t like Chloe, but she’s quote-unquote “bad” in other ways. Of course, someone – Andrew Hendrol – sees this whole debacle and comments, “Such a powerful response to Chloe’s bratty self, such a temper. Oh, yesss, I like her.” There’s still “scaring Damocles” and “Marinette/girls talk about Zoe and Chloe”, but it’s less of Chloe’s influence and more “wow she’s scary but I bet Chloe had something to do with it.” Marinette and Zoe’s text still goes through, and Chloe still snaps at her for texting Marinette, but Zoe just snaps at her. “It’s none of your business, Chloe.” Chloe, on the other hand, makes it her business and goes back to her notebook, eventually landing on cockroaches in the locker (reused material, really?) to punish Marinette, and Zoe actually stumbles, a haunted look in her eyes. She staggers out of the room (taking the heels with her) and out to the roof, prepping to throw the shoes away in anger (perhaps a metaphor for something more disturbing) before losing the will to and she just breaks, resting her head against the bar and starts to cry. Andre comes up to her, they talk, and Zoe reveals her original dream of acting. “I’m good at it, but then everyone expected a different Zoe and they pressured me and I broke and now I can’t think of acting or anything without getting angry… I don’t like being angry. Not with the people who don’t deserve it, not with Chloe, not with anyone… I just want to be me, but I’m scared that the angry one is me…” Andre sighs. “You know, it might be good for you to… put a little bit of time between your past and now. Choose what you want to put in the Dream Cellar, and once you’ve… adjusted, you can come get it. Or you can leave it. The choice is yours.” Zoe’s akumatization stays the same, the general akuma battle remains the same, except for Thero Dragon Siphoning off Sole Crusher’s powers and stomping a few civilians for big kaiju battle time while taunting Chloe (“You can run, but I know I’m in your nightmares!”), which provides LB/CN enough time to find the akumatized sneakers and break them. The barge scene is a little different: Zoe explains what happened, and while her backstory with the crowds and roaches hasn’t changed too much, she adds, “I had one friend, but even she wasn’t around very much… not enough to help me when I needed it. I don’t blame her, she had a rough childhood, too, but I still pent that up. I’m sorry you had to see my outbursts. I get it if you don’t want to be my friend.” Of course, huggy happiness still ensues, the Bourgeois confrontation still happens, though Chloe’s basis for her demands is “If she stays here, she’ll make me stress out and ruin my perfect me!” and her threat is to crush you like your NY classmates did, while Audrey just rolls her eyes. “Chloe, quit being melodramatic. I understand Zoe’s not been the best sister – which is a discussion we will have later – but she’s not going back to New York now. I’m certainly not going to be responsible for her return fares.” The episode ends with Andre asking Zoe to “Call me Dad. I know your father is… distant, and I don’t know if I can replace him, but-” Zoe hugs him. “Thanks, Dad. Promise me you’ll make the choice to take your past out of the cellar, too.” The episode ends the same, with a much happier Zoe thanking Marinette for everything as a photo album (with dates so we can at least see it was a week or two between this and Queen Banana!) plays across the screen.
  8. Queen Banana: First change: Chloe’s “half-of-a-sister” bit when she bursts into the art room is now “Giving the lead role to my half-of-a-sister who just came out of nowhere a week ago?!”, and all of the talk of going back to New York is replaced with snappy but ultimately toothless posturing about ruining her life. Zoe, of course, is having none of that and snaps back at her with “The only way you’re ruining this movie is if you pry it from our hands!” The art room scene ends the same way as in the original, but the scene in Bob Roth’s office is changed a little bit: Not as much mention of going back to New York and more mention of Chloe’s pride as she says “You said our hands, which apparently includes the producer’s hands, too. Oh, I love a good loophole!” Zoe is oddly okay with this and confidently whispers to the others “We just need to outlast her, trust me.” Second change: Andrew Hendrol is part of the filming crew – “Live soundtrack design” he calls it, while Chloe calls it useless – and escapes the ‘enchanted sleep’ part of the filming, and is shown to get increasingly more annoyed with Chloe, to the point of risking his secret identity as Thero Dragon by offering to play the fire-breathing dragon suggested by Alya (“Lemme do it, I’ll knock that role out of the park, just let me actually blast her with fire.”). Third change: After Marinette’s rousing soapbox speech, Zoe pats her on the shoulder. “See what I meant about outlasting her?” Fourth change: Not to be outdone, Everett Hendrol, Andrew’s father (who is also present in the theater unlike Gabriel, showcasing the closer relationship Everett has with his son than Gabriel does with his), has also chipped in some pocket change (an amount of several thousand euros in Europe money I guess), so the film is entirely cut off from the city’s funding and Chloe’s interference, and when Chloe runs off, Everett darkly chuckles once as Andrew calls out “Cry me a river, Queen Banana!” (Everett is aware of Chloe’s antics and the Hendrols as a family have no sympathy for those, especially the rich, who act like fools). Fifth change: Again, Chloe’s revenge plan isn’t to get Zoe sent back to NY, she’s going to crush Zoe in a way only she can come up with… which is banana. Sixth change: There’s less of a “my fault” moment from Zoe and that weird “promise” bit is gone, now it’s just Zoe deciding to face down her sister and give her a reality check. “You want to know why we waited until you were gone to shoot the movie? Why we talked Gabriel Agreste into funding it? It’s because no one could stand your bratty behavior! Not because we hate you, not because anyone turned against you, but because you couldn’t swallow your pride and work as part of the team. If this is how you acted as part of Ladybug’s team when you were Queen Bee, it’s no wonder you were kicked off!” Queen Banana gets infuriated, Ladybug saves Zoe, they scooter off into the subway, where Ladybug commends Zoe’s bravery, but definitely winces a little bit regarding Queen Bee. “Chloe, for all her faults, wasn’t terrible as Queen Bee, but she really had attachment issues to the Miraculous, even after I tried… and failed to explain to her that her secret identity was compromised. But I doubt I’ll have that issue with you. Zoe Lee, (insert Miraculous speech here).” Seventh change: Once Queen Banana’s banana gun is glued up and she realizes she’s about to lose and runs, guess what, Thero Dragon drops in front of her, triggering Chloe’s trauma from the Miracle Queen incident. Thero Dragon Siphons off Queen Banana’s banana powers for the fun of it, then activates the power of the Dark T-rex Miraculous, Silver Tongue, which manifests as a purple blast of energy that, if it hits a human target, allows the T-rex holder to manipulate the minds of their target… which Thero Dragon uses to break down all of Chloe’s confidence and restraints, all the while tormenting her with things like “Your mother hates you,” “Your so-called friends despise you,” and “You’re utterly ridiculous.” Ladybug and Cat Noir start driving him back, but he managed to do enough damage as he needed. “I don’t know why you bother defending a traitor,” he says. “She wouldn’t do the same for you.” Queen Banana by now has fallen back, crying, and freeing her from Shadow Moth is an act of mercy, but Chloe still refuses the Magical Charm based on her own (self-nurtured) hatred for Ladybug and Vesperia, both for replacing her and failing to save her from Thero Dragon. Eighth change: Chloe, in her anger, swings at Zoe when she declares her hate, only for Zoe to catch it way too fast and lower Chloe’s fist while she gives her speech, and once Chloe takes the Charm and the akuma is repelled, Andre steps in and reprimands her for trying to hit Zoe, even going so far as to… “Chloe Bourgeois, your behavior is becoming completely unacceptable. You are embarrassing yourself and your family. Give me your phone. You are hereby grounded for a week.” Chloe looks shocked. “WHAT?!?” Andre is stern. “I’ve failed as a father. I should’ve tried to keep your behavior in check when you acted out, and I see I’ve failed terribly. There are so many people we will have to apologize to, especially your classmates for everything you’ve done to them.” The episode ends with Marinette and Tikki wondering if this new approach to Chloe’s behavior will do anything good.
  9. Gabriel Agreste: First change: Shadow Moth’s monologue is merged with Gabriel’s scene in the mausoleum under the mansion, first with Gabriel with his back to Emilie’s coffin before he turns to face it. Second change: When Nathalie offers Gabriel half of her sandwich, he initially refuses (“You need your strength.”) and she insists, then he crumbles (“You’ll need your strength, too.” “…Alright. Thank you.”). Third change: Andrew Hendrol is not present at the art-room fairy-tale-comparison blah thing, but Zoe’s response to Marinette’s question changes to “My mother has been attempting to treat her kids equally. Unfortunately, that means when Chloe got grounded for a week, I had to miss out on the dinner party. Had I known this was gonna happen, I would’ve put up more of a fight.” Also because of this, Zoe is NOT in Marinette’s room, but she is patched into the whole conversation thanks to Max and Markov. Fourth change: Audrey Bourgeois is throwing glares at Andre (apparently over punishing Chloe) and takes note of the solitary gold-trimmed black mask shaped like a lion’s head. “Don’t tell me he’s coming. You invited Hendrol?” “I had to. Otherwise he’d invite himself and ruin everything unexpectedly. At least now we can expect it.” Continuing the trend, after the Tsurugis arrive at the party, a shiny silver sedan rolls into the front gate, and Everett and Andrew Hendrol step out. Everett is in a pure white suit, in complete contrast to the rest of the party, and the hostility in the air is palpable as the car mogul and his son enter the foyer. “Gabriel.” “Everett. I would… like to welcome you to the party. Though the dress code specified darker clothes for all attendees.” “Really? I didn’t notice that, but even if I had, my black suits are all being cleaned. This is all I had.” “Indeed. Your mask, as requested.” Everett weighs the black lion mask in his hand. “Well, it’s not quite the cut obsidian I had hoped, but given your work, I shouldn’t be surprised.” Gabriel is imperceptibly seething. “I must ask you to stow your device-” “Neither of us will do that, and your little scrambler isn’t going to work on it, either. Your tricks, Gabriel, have been done by men greater than you a thousand times. And I’m the only one still standing.” Of course, when Chloe and Marinette sneak into the ballroom, everyone is giving Everett Hendrol a wide berth as he’s drinking something. Sixth change: The transformation into Shadow Moth from civilian form is still “Nooroo, Duusu, Unify!” I always hated that Dual Metamorphosis nonsense. Seventh change: Andrew Hendrol is fiddling on his phone – the only one that works, but Chloe can’t take it bc he already slapped her hand – when people start to leave Adrien’s room. Eighth change: Gabriel’s threat to Felix is more explicitly “I just need to snap my fingers, and you will be thrown out of here and I will tell everyone the truth about what you did and what you are. Think of your mother, Felix. She’d be devastated to see her only son hauled off for stealing from me… or the Hendrols. Everett is easy enough to provoke, and all I’d have to do is blame whatever I do on you. He’d personally see your life become pure torment.” Ninth change: Thero Dragon pounces on the Collector and Siphons from him, chuckling darkly as he does. “Clever plan, Shadow Moth, clever plan, indeed. But you aren’t fooling anyone.” Tenth change: We get a second epilogue: after Gabriel’s scene, we cut to a scene in the Hendrol mansion. Everett Hendrol is sitting at his desk, watching a chess board on the surface. The white pieces are miniature statues of him and other people, including Andrew, the black pieces are mini statues of Paris’s elite and relations: Gabriel as the king, Emilie queen, Tomoe and Amelie as bishops, Audrey and Andre as knights, Bob Roth and one unknown person as castles, and the pawns are their kids (Adrien/Chloe/Kagami/Felix/XY and three blank ones). The pieces are all at rest like the beginning of a game, but the queen (Emilie) and one castle (as yet unknown) are lying down. Everett just smirks, moves one of the white pieces a space forward, then a black piece. Everett Hendrol declared war.
  10. Mega Leech: First change: Polymouse or Manimouse for Mylene’s super-name? I want public opinion on this. Second change: Andrew Hendrol is present at the “Stop Project Oxygen” rally and reveals a bit more depth to his character (and potentially a motivation for Thero Dragon): he is very conscientious about the environment, and he becomes increasingly annoyed with the ad and brutally picks it apart. “Two of my best friends’ parents work for the Hendrol Motors Advertising Division and this is exactly what they said a bad ad looks like. Also, Paris’s investors are brainless idiots who barely know how to stand up for themselves, let alone save the planet.” And he snaps at Chloe. “Wasting water? You mean like you do by existing? And don’t get your dad in this, my dad would destroy him.” All in all, he sides with Mylene first. “I’m getting my dad to counter-fund this scheme, he’s already gone to war.” Andrew then leaves right before the Minidiktators show up to transform into Thero Dragon. “After all, they can’t get me if my ears are covered.” Thero Dragon is just brutally attacking Mega Leech by himself… revealing a scary level of contempt for sentimonsters. Third change: The Minidiktator possessing Cat Noir is expelled through his real ear, not the cat one. Fourth change: Ladybug’s suit doesn’t weirdly swap between Lucky Charm suit and normal near the end, it just stays normal. The rest of the episode… ends as normal. Even that scene at the end.
  11. Guiltrip: I don’t really have too many problems with this episode, nor do I really remember any complaints about (though I’m sure I’ll be corrected in the comments), the most I can really think of is adjusting it to fit my current ideas. So… First change: Juleka speaks clearly and no one’s parroting her words. Second change: While the first half of the episode plays out the same, Andrew Hendrol is noticeably absent, but once the second half starts, he shows up and he’s very unhappy/unpleasant to be around. It’s explained that he had to take a day off for stomach flu (and, little lore bit, he’s always very temperamental after a bout of sickness). As such, he doesn’t have much in the way of patience for the second half’s antics, but unlike Chloe, he’s quietly stewing and not drawing too much attention to himself. This extends to the later fight within Guiltrip (after he leaves the science lab when he realizes the only ones left are him, Chloe, Sabrina and Lila), as his negative emotions as Thero Dragon end up being so bad that Guiltrip gets hurt by them… and he flies off the handle once a bubble pops against him. He cools off eventually, but yeah. Third change: No animation errors. God, this episode was a doozy.
  12. Crocoduel: First change: Luka acknowledges that Marinette hasn’t been around since Zoe first joined the group instead of not seeing her since their breakup. Gotta love the writers forgetting characters being in places at times ugh. Second change: Fix the animation errors. Third change: About half the partygoers (Mylene/Ivan/Rose/Nino/Alya) know that Jagged Stone is the twins’ father. Fourth change: The sky doesn’t immediately become overcast the moment Jagged and Anarka are akumatized. That was just weird. Fifth change: When Cat Noir complains that he and Ladybug don’t have wings, Thero Dragon flies over them and taunts “But I do!”, he flies up, Siphons from Guitar Villain and Captain Hardrock, then pits them further against each other for giggles. Then he reappears to Siphon off Purple Tigress’s power. Sixth change: The Tiger Miraculous transformation phrase is “Paint my Stripes!” not “Stripes On!”. The episode ends otherwise normally.
  13. Optigami: First change: As an extra precaution to keep potential suspicion from Ladybug away, Gabriel makes sure Audrey invites Adrien’s entire class plus two extra invitations that go to Luka and Kagami. Second change: The first elevator bit with the entire class is stupid, so it’s getting changed to “Andrew Hendrol (who is in the elevator) rolls his eyes and punches the close button while Marinette tries to avoid Alya”. Third change: Andrew Hendrol slips out just before Audrey gets akumatized and discreetly transforms into Thero Dragon, and he immediately picks up on the smell of Shadow Moth in the building. He starts prowling around the building, waiting for the right moment to strike. This moment comes when Style Queen is about to hit the elevator Marinette/Adrien are trapped in, just before Shadow Moth calls her off. He blindsides her with his clamp weapon, then disarms her (literally) with his sword before Voyaging to the floor below, cackling the whole time. Fifth change: When Ladybug realizes that “Nino” is actually a sentimonster and calls out Shadow Moth, “Nino” starts laughing as his eyes glow gold and his body starts to deform into a monstrous shape. Thero Dragon’s voice starts echoing out of it. “And to think you almost got revealed because of an ally’s actions, Ladybug,” he said. “First the Turtle brought out without your explicit orders, then what? Someone betrays you for the Miracle Box? The only way to protect what you hold dear is this: ally yourself with me, and I can grant you access to powers you could only dream of. Consider my offer, because if the trend continues, you might lose more than just your privacy because of a fake butterfly.” Ladybug runs off to get the Turtle Miraculous Cataclysmed. Sixth change: Marinette is a little shaken by the end of the episode and some of her words are a little more barbed than intended, to which she apologizes and offers a solution to the problem faced that day, giving Alya the Fox Miraculous full-time, but gives her a few rules to follow. “If I find out you broke one, I’m taking the Miraculous back. Understand?” The episode ends pretty much the same. Oh, and that phone in the Miracle Box container? It’s (a little clunkily) mentioned that Marinette created the one during a “random creation attempt” session with Alya.
So, yeah. Now that I've finished working on my main Dragonus storyline and summer's on the way, I might be able to get the second half (plus the halves of Season 5!) out relatively quickly. As I promised, here is the link to the main Dragonus storyline, I'm almost finished posting it all. It's a divergence from Season 3 with some concepts pulled from the NY special and Season 4/5, but all in all it's a pretty good read (I don't exactly redeem Chloe as much as punch her until she understands that she's been horrible but she definitely becomes better): https://archiveofourown.org/series/2798386
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2023.05.30 03:31 Fickle-Exchange2017 Season 2, Ep 55, Recap, The End ???


Things are spicy. How spicy you say? Mexican soap opera spicy.
Our fight continues with the King and his Lizard guardian, but things aren't really going in his favor. He's getting roughed up as our party focus most of their attention to him and not the Lizard guardian. With the fight going strong, the moral dilemma beings to arise. It seems like the King does have control of the energy cursing through this island. Killing him could doom the entire island. But if we kill the guardian, we basically hit the reset button on the world and whoever has the power can create the new world to their wishes. RIGHT?! Sounds like their fucked either way.
To sooth their minds, the wretched King interrupts their battle to lustfully offer riches, glory, respect, humanity and knowledge to our party; if they would only just bend the knee and do as he says...But our group sticks together and we reject the kings ploy. We resume battle and it gets pretty hairy. After delivering the king a hearty rough-up, he returns the pain and damage right back at them! Down on spell spots, low, very low on HP, book pervert and readers digest subscriber Fritz, calls twice to the heavens to rain down lightning on the King and with that the king is no more. The King is dead. Long Live The King.
The caves begin to shake violently. We find the Lizard guardian under his own freewill and none combative. He describes his purpose as holding back the great beast, but with the release of magic and energy, the undoing of all may have already begun. With that, we mercy kill the guardian, cos why not? We killed all his other friends! The font of magic, along with the guardian begin to lose their fiery red exteriors...the cave begins to dim, setting towards dark as the room turns cold....from above a black formless shape, slowly sweeps it's way down towards the font of magic....our party hears a woman's voice, Jedwyn's music in his head, is turned up to 11. This black void inhabits the font of magic and with black tentacles, reaches out and grabs the dead king, slowly crushing his body mass with it's tight grip, dragging it back into the font while expanding outwards into the room. The world shakes again.... Jedwyn, locks eyes with this formless feminine presence....and walks right into it's ooze....

Party roll to beat = 15
Steven 3 Cory 19 Matt 10 Dusty infinity Vanessa 9

The void begins to take form...it looks like a dark angel...with ooze draped around itself...yes...this my friend is Dark Raimi Ooze... Carl 7 reaches out to the ooze....and upon contact, Carl 7 trips baaaaalllzzz. He sees the universe, but doesn't see Jedwyn, but knows he's alive somewhere.
Carl 7, Roll for Sanity 14 He feels weird...but that's about it.
The rest of the party just witnessed Jedwyn walk into the ooze, Carl 7, who touched the ooze, but to the group, looks like he just spaced out...and Fritz begins to reminisce about the dream the elders gave him about this quest...and things don't look so great. There is some bad ju ju going on here.. Fritz currently has in his possession, the soul orb that is Lindrick. Having gone through the kings notes before, Fritz is aware that the orbs were going to be used to control the great wyrm. BUT HOW?!
Carl 7, gives Fritz the nimdrite crowd that he took off the dead king. It sits on our gnomes head too large and funny looking. Just as Carl 7 was, Fritz is now in a semi-catatonic state...he feels eternity. Fritz feels powerful. He looks down and can see the spectral form of the island, the blood of the wyrm flowing beneath them and the giant wyrm itself glowing. Had it not been for Dark Raimi Ooze, Fritz feels like he could reach out and control the wyrm himself. Oh! He can also see Jedwyn, but it looks like he's trekking through high water with black ether all around him. Knowing that the physical obstruction is Dark Raimi Ooze, Fritz has only one course of action...
Fritz, casts call lightning 20 dmg on Dark Raimi Ooze Anger and screaming reverb through the cosmos in the semi-catanionic state that Fritz is in.
Barilla, Fumbles and Carl 7 all touch and link with Fritz. Friendship really does exist. The power courses from Fritz into our remaining party, allowing them to see what he sees. A face appears on the backdrop of what looks like the beginning of time. Lights and colours blaze by their heads, it's overwhelming.
Carl 7, Roll for Sanity 18 He feels weird...but that's about it.
Fumbles, Roll for Sanity 26 He feels weird...but that's about it.
Barilla, Roll for Sanity 9 Loses 4 sanity points, starts with 100.
Fritz, Roll for Sanity 23 He looks right back at the face, not phased at all
Jedwyn, Roll for Sanity 16 He feels weird...but that's about it.

The group suddenly feels unsafe and they begin to attack the black space that surrounds them. All hits land. (It gets a little wonky here I did my best to follow the dice)

Fumbles, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze 11 dmg
Jedwyn, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze ???

Carl 7, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze 23 dmg second attack 20 dmg

Barilla, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze with reckless attack 25 dmg second attack 26 dmg

Fritz, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze ???
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Fumbles, roll constitution save 10
Jedwyn, roll constitution save 16
Carl 7, roll constitution save 14
Barilla, roll constitution save 20
Fritz, roll constitution save 18
Everyone takes 4 acid damage, Barilla takes 2 dmg as he's raging as acid drips from Dark Raimi Ooze
Fritz momentarily feels that he can take control of the situation and the wrym so he reaches out.
Fritz, roll Intelligence to control the wyrm 14 ???
The air begins to become hard to breathe.
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Fumbles, roll constitution save ???
Jedwyn, roll constitution save ???
Carl 7, roll constitution save ???
Barilla, roll constitution save ???
Fritz, roll constitution save ???
If they rolled under ten it's 10 dmg, over ten, it's 5 dmg

Fritz, roll Intelligence to try to control the wyrm 20 He reaches forward into the spectral glow that is the wyrm and feels something and is now locked in a tether match with this conscience.

Fritz, roll Intelligence to try to control the wyrm 22 He pulls on what he grabbed onto. The darkness flips to blinding white static. He feels the island shift underneath him and he feels like he has control.
Fritz, roll Intelligence to try to control the wyrm 15 The island shifts violently.
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Fumbles, roll dex save 24
Carl 7, roll dex save ???
Barilla, roll dex save 14
Fritz, roll dex save ???
Having control of the wrym, we notice the dark ooze is shrinking around them. It shrinks back into a human form and out pops Jedwyn.
Dark Raimi Ooze conveys her displeasure by lashing out with her black tentacle arm at Fritz 15, miss
Squirming black tentacles squirm up all around Fritz, everyone around make a dex save
Fumbles, roll dex save 20 not natural
Carl 7, roll dex save NAT 20
Barilla, roll dex save 17
Fritz, roll dex save 19
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Fritz, roll to attack Dark Raimi Ooze 18, hit 19 dmg

Fumbles, roll constitution save NAT 20, hit 7 dmg
Jedwyn, roll constitution save 13, miss
Carl 7, roll constitution save 18, hit 17 dmg + 18 dmg
Barilla, roll constitution save 11, miss
Dark Raimi Ooze looks like it's melting into the font of magic and in the spectral world, we can see that Dark Raimi is trying to seep into the blood of the wyrm. Dark Raimi doesn't have enough power to control the wyrm, but we do sense Dark Raimi is trying to pull the wyrm down, out of the dimension.
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Fumbles, roll to control the wyrm like a ship 23
Jedwyn, roll to control the wyrm like a ship 19
Carl 7, roll to control the wyrm like a ship 3
Barilla, roll to control the wyrm like a ship 4
For a moment if feels like we go under water... and then there is no water...we are now on the back of the spectral wyrm, flying through space. We see the cosmos around us and then we hit a rock out in space and Fritz' crown falls off him, the orb he was carrying, falls out of his hand and smashes towards the ground. We look up and we are now standing in some kind of open field...the night sky is above us, but we are no longer floating in it...we are now back on the planet...or a planet...


- Steven and Cory both rolled their party roll numbers from Ep 1. Things came full circle!
-Engineer Rory is MIA for this recording.
-the Robin Hood movie and crown reference for ye'all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjMImPMs0Qk
-You ready for this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPOmFUid3vA
-You can dooooo anything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ygs3IHJ2bM
-Tumbles is a cousin of Fumbles
-Huskers, who has canonically been carried around by Fumbles since finding him, comes to life briefly, if you can call it that. He attacks the goo for 2 dmg and turns to dust
-Mia says the Ghostbusters 2016 film was good....if you were drinking a lot
-Jedwyn no longer has the singing lady in his head


"Are you guys looking at 'ratedads.com'?" - Dusty
"I'm on OKCupid, the plenty of fish of 2016" - Vanessa
"I mean, yeah, people send me sexy messages, which are like, 'Hey, do you mind fucking a married guy? My wife wants to fuck you too' " - A very humble Vanessa
"I don't know what the name of the device is COOOORRRREEEY" - irate Matt
"Mother Fucker trying outsmart me with references, fuck you" - irate Matt winning
"So how do we link with Fritz? Touch him? Docking?" - Dusty
"You get a Queef..." - Mark, having a Freud moment
"This podcast sucks without Rory" - Dusty

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2023.05.30 03:26 Original-Swimmer-337 my shitty novel, enjoy!

serana's adeventure. serama is a girl who is an orphen with no memmories of her life outside the church. she she suddenmly landed outside a church. it was very bizzare, really. she was at the age of 8 when she landed. as she looked at the hug walls above her. the wall of the church was a huge and long one. then one of the church's man heard a strange noise. it was the girl's scream. he then went to her rescue. eho'd there?! he said. one of the church preists said, baouklotz, don't be an idot! nobody goes beyond this church! get down here immediately! he said. but, preist--ther's a kid down there! what do you expect me to do?! those... ...monsters will geth her if i don't. well, it's not your concern! the preist said. if they get her, that's that! now, my silly son, get down there! the preist said. you shitty old man! i've never once listened to you, have i?! bouklotz jumed to the girls rescue. sigh...the preist said. my stubborn little son. hey girl! what's your name?! he asked. she couldn't here him since he was a bit far from her. i-i...me?! my name's...
i said... ...what's you naaaaaam?!! she didn't respond, beacuse she has no memmories of anything. she only knew that she could speak, walk, and all that. baoulotz took her as fast as he could. he then told the preist: this girl is special. i don't know why the you-know-who didn't get her. sigh... ...the preist said. after that, he introduced her to his adoptive family. hey, little girl? i'll introduce you to my not-blood-related family, 'kay? so just stay put. serana said, ok. with no emotions at all. hm...you'r one weird brat, you know? well, since you have no name at all, and no memmories, i'll just call you serana, 'kay? is that okay with you? yes. she said. alright. so he introduced sarana to his family. this is lisana, and arman, david, salomon, joseph, and flelix. and abigial. and jonathan. and elfin. and thorfin. and abel. you guys have weird names, she said. and last but not least, my mom. elizabeth. and my dad: karther,the dork who didn't want me to save you. she did the most respectful thing. she said, please. mrs. elizabeth, and mr. karther. can i please stay in this orphanage for a day? just this once? she said. karther wanted to say absolutely not- but then elizabeth said, why, yes. serana, was it? it's a beautiful name. who gave it to you? it was him.she pointed at baouklotz. my, my, the mom said. well, you'r always welcome. she welcomed her with opent arms. she gave her a hug. serana, i don't know you, but i can tell you'r a good person. she gave her a family hug. karthen said, tch! in his heart. this brat is nothing. she's very fishy, he said. well, do you need anything to eat? elizabeth said. yes... for some reason, i'm hungry. she looked at her belly. abel? can you please bring out dear elizabeth potatoes? yes, mom. abel said. as she ate the potatos, she had a bit of a shock. he had her memmories of eating potatos in her previous life outside the walls. she threw the plate. what is it, serana? elizabeth said. i-it's nothing, ma'm... abel, please get her something to wipe the mess on her clothes. as she wiped the potato soup. i-i just saw something flashing very fast. what was it, serana? n-never mind, ma'm...you need new clothes, serana. hm? well, since abel and you are same age, i guess it wouldn't hurt borrowing some of hers, ey? abel nodded: yes, mom! by the way, why is abel a girl with a guy's name? for some reason, she knew abel was a guy's name even tho she lost her memmories. well, it's beacuse of her father, karther. he was deciding names for them. flashback of abel's past: karther was shouting. hey, brat!? what name do you prefer?! pick a bibble name you want and think suits you, brat! every kid orphen that enters this church has to pick a name from the bibble.
well, i pick Sicilia, sir! no!!! not good! sicillia is too bad. i pick abel for you, kido! b-but why? abel is a guy's name, right? can i at least pick one? she asked, as she sniffed her nose with tears. no! i'm the owner of this church, brat! listen, you gotta go as i say, got it? peepsquake? y-yes, sir! sir? no, don't call me sir. call me daddy. narrator: he was turend on when the poor kid called him daddy. he loved it. d-daddy, yes? y-yes, daddy, she said. alright. abel. that's your name from now on. abel. narrator: when elizabeth wasn't arround, he'd often abuse abel, sexualize the little kid. jerk off infront of her. jerk of to abel's panties. he said: hey, abel? if you ever tell a soul about this, i'll kill you, got that? yes, daddy...as she said with teats. when her other adoptive siblings would come home, they'd see abel sad, crying, and all that. jonathan would ask her, abel? what's wrong? nothing... she'd say. kartha would say, this brat keeps crying for nothing. let her be, jonathan. jonathan wouldn't really pay mind, but salomon, as smart as she was, she'd know what he does when they aren't around. narrtor: and yes, he named a female salomon. salomon would often cheer her up. hey, abel? i spy with my little eyes, something cute. who? abel said. you, silly! hah! just like that, abel would go back to her senses. and so, that's abel's past, and the reason she was a dude's name. present day: abel asked serana, hey, you seem preety cool to me! what hobbies do you like? hobbies? serana said. what's a hobby? it's a, uhm... ...something you like, i guess? hmm...she guessed. well, i think we'll soon find out. byt the way, you should change your dress. the potato is making it smell bad. oh, that? well, i was thinking about it. what do you wanna do to this ones? well, my mom'll wash them for you, silly! hahaha! as they laughed. elizabeth and abel where both washing serana's clothes. as they had a girly chat. hey, abel? elizabeth said. who's the guy at the church you'r always looking at? i see how you look at him. what's his name? a-ah...! y-y-you mean joshua? h-his alright, i guess...? they lauged. sarena was lost, but she giggled along. time passed by fast. it was sunday already. hey, sarena? you wanna come to church with us? elizabeth said. well, what's a church? abel explained. it's a day of praising the lord. the lord? who's the lord? serana said. he's god. the creator of all. hm...serana said. well, i guess i'll praise this god, if it means getting my memmories. hahahah! they all laughed.as they went to church. they prayed. they met a toxic preist. hey!! what do you think i do to work my ass up just for you all to pray!? nah, shit!! he started shouting at people for taking the sits. that sit was mines!! you know!? i'll kill you!! i bring my money for the church, and this is what they do?! it's my church!! i'm the owner!! he started fighting the people who came to pray and took the seats. sir, calm down, please. elizabeth said. i'll make space for you. she prayed on the floor. y-you... ...y-you did that for me?! thank you! you bitch! you think that'll help me?! don't mess with me, bitch! he spet at elizabeth. serana couldn't watch it, so she wanted to go, till abel said, don't go. that man has the authority to kill anyone he pleases. you'll make it worse for her. serana awakened...she said, why is there so much slavery in this town? are all this people like that? i can't stand it. abel begged her not to go, but she went. she pucned the priest as he was kcikng elizabeth. she beated him so bad. he said: you little bicth!!! who do you think you are?! how dare you touch me like that!!! he took a knife to kill her. however... ...elizabeth took the knife for her. serana...why'd you have to? she said. m-mom! her adoptive kids rused to her. mom, are you okay?! mom! wake up. no one blamed the preist for the stab he gave her. he would kill them if they done so. you brat...! the preist said. i didn't kill you last time, but this time, i'll get you! he took a jesus cross and wanted to kill serana. die!!!! he a=said. yo, yo, yo! the king of the whole church said. now, that'd be a shame, wouldn't it? she's just a kid, grand presit. b-but, king ceaser, she dare go against mee...don't be an idiot. king julias ceaser said. she's just a kid. hey, kiddo, make sure never to mess with this bozo again, ok? b-bozo!? who you calling bozo? narrator: only kings of the church can dissrespect the grand preists. 🤡 julius claped his hands. everyone1 church is over! let's call it a day, shall we? he found interest in serana. hey, kid? you seem to fascinate me. i hear you lost your memmories, huh? yes. why do you wanna know so bad, tho? well, it just seems cool. typical. a girl loosing her memmories? who wouldn't be interested? he said. they then went out for a walk. it was a awkward one, but they made it. where are you taking me? she asked the king. where? why, to the undergrounds, of course. she was suspecting him. just stay here, okay? king julius said. o-oh, alright, she said. king julius took a bit of a while, so serana was tired. she may not look it, but she's stubborn. so she was tired. she just had to do something. she saw an old graveyard nearby the church. hm? what's this? she said. she went nearby. it was... ...10000 years old bones........ she was very shocked. she didn't move, react, or do anything. a-a-a-ah....she was speachless. just as she was about to recover her memmories... ...king julius came by. he looked at her with a death grin. hey...kido...? you... ...didn't...see nothing, did you?... he held her hands with all his strength. it hurts!! she said. let me go!! agh! it... ...hurts!! she kicked him. as he let her go. tried running away as fast as she could, but he held her neck with anger. grabed her, and threw her at the ground. a-ah! she said. he said, it was just a joke, ok? s-see? hahaha...he awkwardly laughed. you can go now. chapter 1: end.
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2023.05.30 03:11 Tremere1974 A Scale of Vengance

I was invited to post my Bucky shorts here, but thought of something else instead. Thanks for reading, and thanks for the invite!
A Scale of Vengance, Part one.
We knew the [Hero King] was coming, and others may say the Island Fortress of Last Anchorage was unprepared for his arrival, but against the [Hero King] what can anyone do?
When our nation joined the coalition against him, we sent our patreon, the great Sea Dragoness Carana, not expecting to lose her within moments of the start of the battle. We also sent the majority of our military strength to fight on the mainland, who were slaughtered to the last soldier.
So, to say we were unprepared is to say we failed to act. When the [Hero King] decided to take our island, the outcome was preordained, and our position at the end of a Island Archipelago meant evacuation was largely impossible, even if the [Hero King] was not using our own ships we had used to move our Army to the mainland to invade us.
I found out though, that when hope seems lost, sometimes a final roll of the dice can alter the fate of the world. I Am Talia, and this is my story.
I woke up, readying myself for another day of tutoring, as befits the 16 year old Third Prince of a Minor nation. I was expected to serve in the military protecting the Kingdom of Last Anchorage, but until very recently the idea of an Army from an Island nation as anything but a purely ceremonial unit had been the butt of many a joke told in local taverns.
*Knock Knock* I heard the servant of the day, likely Jannytt checking on me. “I’m up, I’ll be down for breakfast soon.” I said to the door, and soon the sound of footsteps heading away from the door allowed me to loosen my hold on my dagger, a gift from my Uncle who led the army against the Tyrant king, riding the Great Dragoness who shared her nest with my ancestor, a pact that time could not erase.
Tensions were high, and there were undoubtedly those who thought slaughtering the Royal family would save our island, so tensions were high for all of us in the castle. I dressed in haste, but did not leave my dagger behind when I arrived at the eating table of my Father.
My Father was leading by example, eating no more than what was rationed to the average commoner, as our Island could not feed all its people by what grew in its tropical soils no matter how much the [Druid] blessed it. We had been a nation of traders for hundreds of years, and now we were the last bit of land not held by the Tyrant King on this side of the Icarian Sea, so without trading partners we starved, from the poorest commoner to my father the King.
We ate the Gruel served to us without a word said, not even bothering with bringing up prisoners to use as poison checkers. The Tyrant King had no need of poisoners, as such could be used against himself. We all knew that there would be no quarter taken or given when the Tyrant arrived, and the thought made my stomach rebel and smiling sadly, I gave the remaining portion to Princess Maria, my 10 year old sister who smiled as I roughed her hair before standing up to leave, the dinner table being a family place, where decorum could be waved off, and we be a family, if only briefly.
“Prince Talio, I have need of you today, your studies are canceled though your tutor will accompany us.” The King said, looking out the window at the shorebirds circling on the thermal that most days blew up the seaside cliff that Castle Carana was built upon.
“Yes, Father” I said, before following. We walked as my father led us outside the Castle, surrounded by my classmates, the remnants of our Military Academy in full armor. The City Guard was keeping the peace, but conversely were the force most likely to act to end my Family’s reign and thus their allegiance was best not tested.
We arrived at the Temple, where the [Priest] was holding yet another service, keeping the people’s hopes for a miracle up. Hope was all we had to sell, after all.
We of course had a private balcony overlooking the temple plaza, so we sat down to listen to the end of the [Priest]'s service.
“I have had a message from our patreon deities, the Tyrant King’s abuses have been heard, and we have been given a boon, a Holy Miracle to bring a new Guardian about as was written upon our founding. Do not lose hope, my people, no darkness lasts forever.”
I leaned over to my Father “Hope we get that new guardian fairly quickly, huh?” I said, half in inquiry, and half knowing damm well only a dragon could protect our island from Invasion sans a miracle of some sort.
As the commoners filed out, we mingled among the few ship captains attending who served as lords in Father’s court. It was a courtesy and a rare opportunity to mingle outside of a court setting, as being under the Deity, all were equal in her temple.
I was curious as to today’s events when my tutor, Lady Benning arrived. She curtsied, as was formal for her, and as Father’s attention was elsewhere, I gave her permission to rise.
“A big day for you, my Prince. And Quite the honor too.” She said, clearly excited, and seeing I knew naught about why and what she referred to, that was half her smile, getting the drop on my information gathering was a habit of hers. If I ever became king, she would be my head knight if I didn’t or couldn’t take her for a concubine.
Her [Swordsmaster] skill was impressive, but she was the whole package brains and brawn, though sadly a decade older than I, so I didn’t press on courting her, though having had her for a tutor for the past three years gave me plenty of opportunities to.
“I hope so, if the [Preist] is right, and you know I’d do anything to prevent the Tyrant King from winning.” I said, offering her an elbow, which she took, as we walked to the center of the temple, where our hopes had been laid…literally.
We approached the central Dias, and together With the [Preist] stood a hooded woman wearing robes as we approached the central dias. I activated my skill [Judge] which allowed me to see the truth of things, and looked at the Stranger’s status.
Lady Kara Veela age 55, [Prophet] lv**
Skills: Foresight, Prophecy, Judgement
My Knees almost buckled. Lady Kara, the Stormcrow, the harbinger of disasters was feet in front of me. This obviously did not portend well, but honestly with the [Hero King] on the way, she probably had brought buttered popcorn for a ringside seat.
My Father, however, had always welcomed her, and in truth had sired 3 kids on Lady Kara, my half siblings, who fortunately were considered illegitimate for the line of succession, though they had been knights and ministers in service to our kingdom. This did nothing to improve relations between my late mother and her, however. So seeing her here was a bit of a shock.
As my father reached the duo, he took her hand and kissed it and even those weathered features she boasted managed to show some color. Good on you, Dad!
The [Priest] smiled before patting me on the back “You are looking well, my Prince. Today, you stand to do a great service to our world as a whole.”
I bowed “My duty is clear then, though my path remains clouded, good priest.”
Oddly, it was Lady Kara who answered for the priest.”Your actions today may save more than your life, but play a part in fighting the corruption of the void that is creeping across our world.” These words were spoken with the power of prophecy, and I knew to not argue the point.
I did feel awkward, moreso as My Father, The Priest, Lady Kara, and My Tutor, Lady Benning took places in the great spell circle, where runes guided the formation of great magics. This left me in the circle with the pedestal, on which stood the sole Dragon’s egg that our guardian left for us.
As the circle activated, I asked “What do you wish me to do?” Lady Kara said, and I reached out to it, feeling the egg’s surface, and after a second’s contact I felt the warmth within, and a faint pulse of magic kept in time with my own heart’s beating.
“Embrace it, let it know you want a new guardian” The Priest's low voice said clearly, and so I did, focusing my feelings of watching the former guardian play in the sky and waves, jealous that I’d never experience that kind of freedom, or have that kind of strength to defend those I care about. As I did so, I felt an echo from within the egg, beckoning me, showing me what it meant to be a dragon. I have to say, being seduced by a guardian spirit was kind of nice, all in all.
As the visions of power and flight unfolded, it felt more and more like instead of watching a dragon, I myself existed as the dragon, and for that moment, I let myself go, reveling in something that had been a dream since I first saw our dragoness protector.
As he watched his son disappear, consumed by the power of their magic, funneled through the circle, and the magic granted by the deity that watched over them, he knew that he’d seen his son for the last time as the magic finished, and he dropped to his knees.
“Llywnd, it was necessary.” The warm hand of my concubine and best friend Lady Kara comforted me as she kneeled down, embracing me as I wept for my son, for my kingdom, and not least, for myself.
For a moment, I wasn’t King Llywnd, but simply a father, selling his bloodline to defeat a great evil, not wholly different than many a parent who had watched their children board a ship to fight the Tyrant king’s army, and who never returned to their arms afterwards. I cursed Kalustus Kal, or whatever the whoreson who the system called [Hero King] was calling himself, losing myself in grief and hate, just a Man, in an extraordinary circumstance.
Another hand rested on my shoulder and a soft voice reassured me “I’ll watch over your son, you have my oath that my blade will serve your family for as long as I draw breath.” I looked up into the eyes of the [Swordsmaster] “Thank You, though if you wouldn’t mind watching over Maria too?”
“Of course,” She said, no fancy oaths, no pomp or pride involved. The simplicity of that broke me from the moment’s weight, and a Palanquin was brought out to transport the Egg to the docks. I stood, my legs betraying my resolve as I reached out and touched the Egg “Be safe, and remember always, your Father’s love.” I whispered, then kissed it, feeling the magic flare briefly, feeling my son’s soul leap within, before we parted, forever.
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2023.05.30 03:04 moistbrisket17 Things to do May 30th-June 4th

Join the Fort Worth discord to connect w/other folks in FW, chat & check out different meet ups: https://discord.com/invite/9KUdWdQVdJ
Thought this post would be the first w/o the PSA, but need to include it again: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
[Tuesday May 30th]
Pickleball Clinic 8:30-10:30 a.m. Chisholm Trail Community Center Free Learn the rules and the basics of playing pickleball.
Free Yoga Burnett Park 5:30-6:15PM bring your own mat
Silent Book Club 6:30-8PM Hotel Dryce free Silent Book Club
Geeks Who Drink T&P Tavern 7:30PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night University Pub FW 8-10PM
Dallas Sports & Entertainment Career Fair 3-5 p.m. College Park Center $30-$44 Learn about open positions and internships with the Wings, Mavericks, Rangers + other sports teams around the metroplex.
Trig44 presents Trig Tuesday ft. Dalton Torres, Taylor Ochs, Matt Gumley Tulips FW doors 7, show 8PM
[Wednesday May 31st]
Nature Hike 10-11:30 a.m. Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. $5 Take in the beauty of the Texas countryside during this morning hike surrounded by blooming flowers.
Lunchtime Music Series Burnett Park 12-1PM Grab your lunch & enjoy the beautiful weather paired w/local artists
We Run Wednesday’s The trailhead at clearfork 6:30-8PM
Fort Worth Film Club May Signature Screening: Lucas before Luke The Stage West Theatre 7-10:30PM
No Pressure w/ Koyo, Illusion, & Fleshwater Tulips No Pressure, Koyo, Illusion, Fleshwater Tulips FW 7PM
Tekken 7 weekly meet 6-11PM, 21+ after 8PM Electric Starship Arcade $10 for the night/ $20 monthly pass Can bring your own wired controllefight stick or they’ll have some for public use If enough people, casual tournament bracket @ 9
BettySoo and Pat Byrne The Post at River East 8PM An intimate acoustic performance $20+
[Thursday Jun 1st]
Happy HouCrazy Crowler Sale 4-9PM Salsa Dance Lessons 7-8PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
Erick Willis LIVE Rusty Nickel IceHouse 6PM $10+
Summer Menu Tasting Taste Community Restaurant 6-8PM
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden Festival Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Greater Tuna Downtown Cowtown at the Isis June 1-3 8PM 2-man comedy show
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night HopFusion Ale Works 8-10PM
Crimson Wine Tasting at Neighbor’s House Grocery complimentary wine tasting for sipping & shopping. Guests get to try 4 different wines from Napa’s Crimson Wine Group Drop by anytime 4:30-6:30 pm
[Friday Jun 2nd]
First Fri-YAY All day Fort Worth Bike Sharing Stations Free Explore the city on wheels with a free bike rental courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing and the Blue Zones Project — promo code “92020APP.”
Kimbell Happy Hour Kimbell Art Museum’s weekend happy hour 5-7 pm beverages & bites w/live music by the Allegro Guitar Society.
National Donut Day TX Whiskey 6 p.m. a donut + cocktail pairing, burgers, live music, on-site engraving, & a donut hole bar $35
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy symphony sounds Radio Highway Performs the Music of the Eagles *The orchestra does not perform on this concert.
Locals Only Hip Hop Haltom Theater 7-11PM
Live Music on the Plaza, Sundance Square 7-10PM every Fri-Sun
Dial Up - A 90's Party Experience Dial Up Tulips FW 8PM $15
Rhett Miller Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall 8PM $44+
D.L. Hughley Arlington Improv Jun 2-4 times vary
That Texas Meskin Tour - THAT MEXICAN OT Ridglea Theater $40+
Special E.D w\ Dude-Man & MORE Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Saturday Jun 3rd]
Drag with Me! The Show: Brunch Located upstairs at The Red Goose Saloon the ONLY interactive Drag Show of its kind: 2 audience members will be selected each show to be transformed into a Drag Queen themselves, lip sync battle, & win their very own Drag with Me! Crown! Ticket price inc Meal & Show! 18+
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Chicago Nights featuring Jason Scheff
Zumba Sundance Square Plaza 9:45am - 11:00am
Goat Yoga Bedford! Generations Park at Boyd Ranch 10-11AM $20+
Catalina Canned Wine Mixer Truck Yard Alliance 12PM themed after the 2008 hit movie Step Brothers. Wear your best tuxedo t-shirt for a wine tasting, photo ops, food trucks, and a Step Brothers cover band. Admission is free, but a $15 wine tasting is offered from 7-9 pm, featuring six wine samples and a souvenir glass filled with frose. Costume contests will be held at 5 pm & 10 pm.
Random Direction artist pop up 1-6PM Love Sammy's chef popup 2-7PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
CyberPunk w/ APT 75 + P!xel Ampersand 5:15-9PM
Miracle Nights Allmo$t Music US Tour Fort Worth Ridglea Theater 6PM
Ill Nino with Through Fire, Dropout Kings and more The Rail Club Live 6:30PM
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w/ Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Lola's 8PM $15
FANCY: Queens of Country Party - 21+ Tulips FW 10PM $15+
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w / Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Sunday June 4th]
Panther Island Beer Yoga Panther Island Brewing 10:30AM $20
Sunday Supper Club: Courtney Patton and Bri Bagwell The Post at River East 6PM $25+
The Damn Quails Fort Brewery & Pizza 7PM $10
FW Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy symphony sounds Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles**The orchestra does not perform on this concert
Summer Afternoon Tea at Indulge Enjoy three courses inc chicken tarragon sandwiches, roasted vegetable phyllo cups, and street corn crostinis, scones with clotted cream and jam, cream puffs, madeleines, and shortbread cookies. Tea choices inc black or herbal blend. The tea service is $65 & begins at 2 pm.
Riders of the Purple Sage Hip Pocket Theatre until June 11 Fridays-Sundays 9PM $10+ Featuring action, adventure, & romance in the wide open spaces, it’s a classic Western of the silent film era
“Lives of the Gods” until Sept. 3 Kimbell Art Museum $14+ Explore the divinity of Mayan art at this exhibition of nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces & discoveries
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2023.05.30 02:57 AmphibianSafe8787 Mc Queens Island, Savannah Ga

Mc Queens Island, Savannah Ga
Kahala my friend. In the summer, the marsh creek's waters are cloudy and churning with life. The winter waters are active but clear this early spring creek is still winter clear. Young stalks of grass are dotted with light gray and tan periwinkles climbing new spartina to avoid the high tide. The weight makes the grass lean in random directions. Although visually unconfirmed, I heard a soft wet lick in the water that reminded me of the sound a dolphin can make as it silently bobs past.
The broad sweep, and span of land and sky, two halves unified by a third, the reflected colors in the creek. Just sky, grass, and water in three hues; light blue, middle green, and dark violet. Appearing still and unmoving, change is constant and covert, quick enough to be significant, and too slow to be recognized. The painted field is dependent on color and marks to activate the space and structure the illusion.
Today it is driven by a rarely used awkward extra-long Filbert brush, color temperature, and hue intensity. An extra-long filbert is about ½ inch wide and 2.5 inches long flat brush with an arched edge. It is floppy and chaotic, like a wet strip of paper. With the sun behind my left shoulder, the color temperature shifts across the surface, warmer to the west to cooler in the north. Although green with new growth, the grass is still a muted gray-green. The shadows and reflections at the water's edge are warmer and more intense.
I broke for a moment to look at the sunset, to the right of the painting's view and was caught off guard when I looked back. The tide had risen to my feet, a shadow had engulfed and darkened everything. The light on the panel and palette was too dark to identify the subtle but significant shifts. I did take a few more moments to watch the sunset.
draft 1 April 23 high tide, 5;30- 6:50 oil on panel 12”x30” #3 Mc Queens Island the third installment of a grant from UGA Marine Science to document 6 locations 4 times over the course of a year. Find out more at https://www.kipbradley.com/s/stories
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2023.05.30 02:56 420comrade Scorpion Island 🦂

So I landed on a scorpion island and at first I thought there were only 3 but then realized there’s literally like never ending scorpions. Can you catch them all or do they keep re-spawning? I’ve literally been stung like 200 times at this point and am wondering if I should just leave 😀 I keep trying to catch all of them out of revenge but omg idk how much more I can take
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2023.05.30 02:55 AmphibianSafe8787 Mc Queens Island, Savannah Ga

Mc Queens Island, Savannah Ga
Kahala my friend. In the summer, the marsh creek's waters are cloudy and churning with life. The winter waters are active but clear this early spring creek is still winter clear. Young stalks of grass are dotted with light gray and tan periwinkles climbing new spartina to avoid the high tide. The weight makes the grass lean in random directions. Although visually unconfirmed, I heard a soft wet lick in the water that reminded me of the sound a dolphin can make as it silently bobs past.
The broad sweep, and span of land and sky, two halves unified by a third, the reflected colors in the creek. Just sky, grass, and water in three hues; light blue, middle green, and dark violet. Appearing still and unmoving, change is constant and covert, quick enough to be significant, and too slow to be recognized. The painted field is dependent on color and marks to activate the space and structure the illusion.
Today it is driven by a rarely used awkward extra-long Filbert brush, color temperature, and hue intensity. An extra-long filbert is about ½ inch wide and 2.5 inches long flat brush with an arched edge. It is floppy and chaotic, like a wet strip of paper. With the sun behind my left shoulder, the color temperature shifts across the surface, warmer to the west to cooler in the north. Although green with new growth, the grass is still a muted gray-green. The shadows and reflections at the water's edge are warmer and more intense.
I broke for a moment to look at the sunset, to the right of the painting's view and was caught off guard when I looked back. The tide had risen to my feet, a shadow had engulfed and darkened everything. The light on the panel and palette was too dark to identify the subtle but significant shifts. I did take a few more moments to watch the sunset.
draft 1 April 23 high tide, 5;30- 6:50 oil on panel 12”x30” #3 Mc Queens Island the third installment of a grant from UGA Marine Science to document 6 locations 4 times over the course of a year. Find out more at https://www.kipbradley.com/s/stories
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2023.05.30 02:50 Vinley026 [Online][Other][EST] The Living Peaks: A World of Mountainous Gods and Primordial Ooze

Adrift in the cold, endless void is the Ooze: a primordial being that has existed for time immemorial. It is a bottomless ocean of mystery and wonder to the mortals that walk on the surface above.
On the crust surrounding the liquid core of the planet are the Living Peaks: the self-proclaimed masters of the world.
Below the Peaks are the humans, or Ungrots as the Peaks refer to them as, who go about their daily lives mostly unaware of the massive game of cosmic chess they take part in.
Long ago, the Ungrots struck out from under the Peaks' direct influence, and with the leadership of Ahualt the Warrior King headed east to find a land in which they could be free.
This led them to the Dorshan Plateau, where humans would found successful cities to push them into a new age of technology.
While the Dorshans strode the line between Peakish influence and their own free will, other Ungrots were not so lucky,
The Hanugali hordes of the Swaying Steppe fell squarely under the influence of the Boulderian Monks, and were staunch followers of the Peakish teachings.
The Kirioy of the jungled valley in the east rested in the low, Ooze-rich soil. Their relationship with the Deep Heaven they called El-Tra was close indeed.
Some Ungrots ceased to be so at all, shedding their mortal skin for strong, Peakish stone. These rocky beings were called the Petrifundi, and their immortal voices preached the sermons of the Living Peaks.
What may await you on the continent of Pikeya?
Important Information:
The Living Peaks is run in SLiM, a new RPG system that many of you may not have encountered before. It is in alpha, so I recommend that those who are looking for a heavily refined experience should look elsewhere. We run into "bugs" and new situations every session, so prepare to be an instrumental part of this new game's development. (Your feedback is cherished greatly.)
One last note: I give a trigger warning to any and all that approach us. We are a rough bunch who don't take everything so seriously all the time. Join at your own peril, and prepare to have fun if you don't feel deterred by this warning.
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[Campaign starts June 7th]
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