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2023.01.29 18:04 The_All_Golden My weekly 5x5. Because what's the point of listening to music if you can't share it?

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2022.09.29 23:27 Otherwise-Tooth-7770 74th unnamed tribute name head canons my opinion

D1 marvel glimmer D2 cato clove D3 Noah amber D4 breck marina D5 Finch jack D6 Jason Rose D7 talia and Joshua D8 Charlotte ben D9 demetria rye D10 bob Susan D11 thresh rue D12 Katniss peeta
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2022.08.18 15:49 hurler_jones The Annual Hurricane Info Post - As always, be safe and be prepared.

Leave your favorites in the comments and I'll get them added.
NOLA Ready Links Thanks to -Americat-
Storm Related:
*StormCast Gulf Coast Weather Forum Thanks to Angel5862 !
General Weather and info:(not necessarily related with a particular storm)
Weather Subs:
Thanks to dziban303 !
Aggregate Sites:
By special request from Itsnotfull , a reminder to stock up on Cosmic Brownies.
If you are daring or want to ahem spice them up, you could make your own. This recipe I found looks like it should be pretty good. If someone has a tested recipe, I would be happy to put a link here as well.
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2022.04.08 00:02 ViaLies "wej Duj" has been nominated for a Hugo in the Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form Category!

The Hugo's have been announced and the Lower decks episode is included as a nominee for Best Dramatic presentation, short form (which means TV or streaming series)
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2022.04.07 18:15 Haverholm 2022 Hugo Award Finalists are in!

link to article on
2022 Hugo Award Finalists
Best Novel
Best Novella
Best Novelette
Best Short Story
Best Series
Best Graphic Story or Comic
Best Related Work
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
*Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Editor, Long Form
Best Professional Artist
Best Semiprozine
*Best Fanzine
Best Fancast
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)
Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)
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2022.04.07 17:07 KingBretwald The Hugo Finalist list is out!

Chicon 8's Web Site:

There were 1368 valid nominating ballots (1366 electronic and 2 paper) received and counted from the members of the 2021 and 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2022 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open later in May.

Best Novel

1151 ballots for 443 nominees; finalist range 111-242

Best Novella

807 ballots for 138 nominees; finalist range 90-235

Best Novelette

463 ballots for 171 nominees; finalist range 44-74

Best Short Story

632 ballots for 589 nominees; finalist range 44-96

Best Series

707 ballots for 194 nominees; finalist range 66-242

Best Graphic Story or Comic

340 ballots for 239 nominees; finalist range 19-66

Best Related Work

453 ballots for 303 nominees; finalist range 27-65

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

597 ballots for 192 nominees; finalist range 67-261

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

386 ballots for 337 nominees; finalist range 25-44

Best Editor, Short Form

319 ballots for 123 nominees; finalist range 47-72

Best Editor, Long Form

182 ballots for 85 nominees; finalist range 12-44

Best Professional Artist

233 ballots for 210 nominees; finalist range 19-34

Best Semiprozine

312 ballots for 78 nominees, finalist range 39-113

Best Fanzine

243 ballots for 87 nominees; finalist range 21-76

Best Fancast

384 ballots for 202 nominees, finalist range 32-55

Best Fan Writer

368 ballots for 168 nominees; finalist range 31-117

Best Fan Artist

230 ballots for 122 nominees, finalist range 15-49

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)

450 ballots for 208 nominees; finalist range 59-117

Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)

416 ballots for 187 nominees; finalist range 44-119
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2022.01.26 04:08 hollyleaf444222 What Hides in Shallow Waters

I must have been 16 at the time, too foolish to understand the terrors of the world, but old enough to want to explore them. My green eyes traveled across the landscape as we drove by. I was going to stay with some cousins for the next few weeks. We were getting an extended summer, as the school I attended was currently under construction. My mother was going on a business trip and didn’t want me home alone for the next month. I tried to convince her that I could stay home by myself, but she refused and made me go to the house where my relatives resided; an old place outside of town, surrounded by hilly plains, a tall forest standing in front of it.
The grand oak trees separated the house from the city, cutting it off from the rest of the world. The forest was large, covering a total of 300 square miles. The idea of being isolated from civilization was more terrifying than anything as the endless trees seemed to consume all hope I had.
This changed however, when I met with my cousins. There were 2 that were my blood, and another that was staying with the family for the week. The eldest cousin was named John, followed by Elizabeth, who were siblings. John’s friend was the one staying over, Izaak, a nearby neighbor. I was younger than all of them, John by 2 years and Elizabeth by 1.
John was the type of person to rebel, but only enough to make him seem interesting to his peers. Elizabeth was less outgoing and liked to keep to herself more. She only smiled when someone told a joke, and spent the majority of my time with them in her room. Although I had never met Izaak, I promptly came to realize that he was quite spontaneous and unpredictable.
The first few nights were bliss. The warm autumn air, away from the pollution, was nice on my throat and lungs. Everyday I spent at the house, we would do fun activities, riding bikes around the property, finding places to climb trees and light campfires. It seemed they wanted to expose me to the wonders of their home, outside the regular life I experienced on my day to day. Not one of these days did we venture close to the forest. For this, I was thankful.
One day, Elizabeth invited a friend of her own over, getting tired of spending her days with boys. I couldn’t blame her. She introduced me to her friend Jane, who I didn’t speak to much after that. As soon as the other girl came over, they spent most of the time in Lizzies room. The one time they came out was for dinner, as Jane was only staying for one night. Given this information, Izaak had the brilliant idea to do something that he called amazing.
The idea was that we were to play hide and seek and that it would be even scarier in the dark. Although I was usually paranoid, especially at this hour, we had been having fun together for the last couple of hours, and I wasn’t one to complain, especially to four kids older than I. John was the first to seek. Right before we were about to play, however, Jane spoke up.
“I-I don’t think it's a great idea to go out on our own. I mean, what if there’s something out there?”
I understood her concern, so I suggested we go in pairs. Everyone decided this was a solution, and given that Izaaks little brother had shown up, we were even. Although it would take some fun out of the game, John and Izaak were to seek together, and Jane and Elizabth were to hide together, as well as Otis and I, the other kid. So it was settled. Jane looked comfortable again, and I was glad she had said something. The idea of going into the forest alone seemed like a terrible idea to me.
Otis was a small kid, thin and only reaching about 5’4”. I think he was around 14, younger than any of us. It concerned me to be the one hiding with the kid because that meant I would have to keep track of him when really I was the one terrified. It did give me a strange sense of security to be in charge of another person though, giving my brain the idea that I could defend myself or something like that.
After we got outside, John and Izaak began to count loudly, and at this, Otis ran in the other direction. I followed him, keeping a quick pace as to keep up with him. It wasn’t hard, given he was smaller than me, but his eagerness still made it difficult. I kept my footing quite well, which I was proud of. Given the boy lived close to the woods and knew them better then I did, I simply followed him obediently. I held a flashlight in my hand, but soon Otis came beside me and said, “Turn it off, they're going to see us!”
Given I was quite the pushover, and even though the deepest dread came over me, I flipped the switch, sending us into a darkness. I could still see trees in front of me, and I knew Otis was beside me, but it still was still quite dark.
Soon enough, I heard Otis squeak in excitement and he found a clearing he seemed to be looking for. Otis walked into the opening, lit by moonlight. He turned to me, pointing at a bush. “We should hide here,” he whispered in my ear. I nodded and started to follow him, crossing the large space.
The clearing was wide and the bush he was pointing at was opposite us. I looked at the sky, taking it all in. In front of us was a large lake, lit by the moonlight. It’s soft waves reflected the chilly air. Overall, it seemed like a good hiding place, and an oasis of beauty at that. Or perhaps a wicked mirage. I looked to Otis, expecting to see him jumping behind a bush. Instead he was frozen, his back facing me.
“Otis?” I asked. No response.
“Otis this isn’t fun-”
“Turn on the light.”
His voice was barely above a whisper, but I managed to hear it. I pulled the thing out of my pocket, messing with it for a second before getting it to light. I pointed the beam where Otis was standing. I only saw his back.
“See, there's nothing there.” I said, trying to convince him as much as myself. I didn’t see anything.
He stayed silent.
We stood for a few more seconds. I was close to dragging him back to the house myself when I heard a crack. I looked more closely at him. His head had moved. Not much, just 45 degrees. The fact that I hadn’t seen him move scared me, but the fact that he wasn’t responding to my questions scared me more.
I didn’t speak.
Another crack sounded. 90 degrees. The silence that followed enfolded me in a darkness like no other. Then another, 135 degrees. The absence of sound danced around me like stars as his face began to reveal itself. Then. 180 degrees. By the last click, he was facing me, but I could still clearly see his back, the hood of his jacket hanging from his chin. I caught a glimpse of his neck, the worst part. It didn’t break skin, just looked like a twisted noodle, the muscles on it popped out of place. His eyes held more terror and pain than I think I had ever seen in my life.
“What the…” I took a step away from him. I didn’t get long to look though. Out of nowhere, every bone in his body began to snap violently. His head flung back and forth and up and down on his neck, his joints moving like those of a Barbie doll, not accurate enough to be human. His bones cracked until he was a crooked pretzel, floating in midair, his bangs hanging in front of his face, hovering a good 7 feet in the air.
The image burned my eyes, scalding them like a flame of unstoppable terror. It was the most horrographic thing I had ever laid eyes upon, gore like none other. A dripping sound filled the air, a black liquid produced by his face and neck. He seemed to hover there for hours. The forest was silent, a silence that surrounded me with a sense of nothingness I cannot put into words.
Suddenly the body disappeared. Gone so quickly I stumbled back, struggling to keep my footing.
That was when I saw it, the thing that left Otis’s face in that god forsaken look of dread.
It was laying in the water, its arms and legs supporting it like a spider. Its feet, hands and nearly all its torso, were submerged by the water, but its head, legs and arms protruded quite grotesquely out of the swampy loch. Its head was facing directly at me, white eyes like slits, sitting atop her cheekbones. Her long black hair circled around her across the surface of the water. She was a good distance away, but I could see her from the light of my flashlight as she began to crawl from the center of the lake towards me.
I heard a noise. It took me a second to recognise it as Otis’s voice. The voice sounded around me as the creature exited the water and stood at full height.
“Turn on the light. T-Tur-rn on the l-lig-ght. Tu-r-rn o-f-ff-ff the lig-g-gt-t.” The voice glitched, speeding up and slowing down randomly. I swallowed, my lower jaw quivering in fear. At this I began to run back towards the house, my feet poundy as hard as they did when I entered. Before I could leave the clearing, she appeared in front of me, grabbing my neck, pinning me against a nearby tree. Her eyes locked with mine and my blood ran cold. Her head cracked to the side at a 90 degree angle, looking at me from a new perspective, staring at me through those wicked eyes. She looked at me like this for a while before her head popped back into its original position. Her claws sank into my ankle, drawing blood easily. Her head did not move from its position, her eyes still embedded in mine, her arms an inhuman length in comparison to her torso. My eyes began to water as she inched her fingers up my leg, tearing the skin from my limb.
I could not scream, her claw was gripped too tightly around my throat. Instead, I feeblely ripped against her wrist. At this, she only pressed her hand deeper into my leg, cutting open the muscle inside my calf. Her claw reached the middle of my thigh before she abruptly stopped, throwing me over her shoulder with an inhuman strength, back into the middle of the clearing.
I don’t know, or think, you have ever experienced the feeling of something scraping against your bone, but after the shock has passed, it is replaced by panic, followed by an overwhelming sense of nausea. So there I sat, coughing up vomit and blood on my hands and knees. After the nasua passed, I clutched my bleeding leg, trying to calm my breathing and my quickening heartbeat.
“T-T-Tur-r-rn it o-f-f-f. I to-l-ld yo-u to-o tu-rn i-t of-f-f.” The voice repeated itself, followed by a giggle. It sounded just like Otis. The voice abruptly stopped, and I was left in silence. My eyes flickered across the landscape in panic, waiting like a sitting duck, unable to move.
I looked at my flashlight, laying on the ground several feet away from me, illuminating the space in front of it. The voice started up again. I reached for it, grabbing it and turning it to the source of the sound.
“No!” A raspy yell called from the trees. This was not Otis’s voice, or if it was, it was warped beyond recognition. Suddenly I was pulled up then smashed to the ground. My eyes began to blacken. When they refocused, I began to push myself up when I felt a pressure on my back. Then a crack. My head facing to the left, saw her eyes, gazing at mine. I could hear the voice next to my ear. But she had no lips, instead was a black muscle-like substance that covered her entire body.
“I told you to turn it off.” This was followed by more giggles. The pressure released. The flashlight was still in my hand. I held it tightly, refusing to let go. This resulted in the creature flipping me over and pushing me into a sitting position. I did not point the flashlight at her, too afraid to catch a glimpse at the creature this close to me. She took my wrists gently in her hands, both of which were clutching the flashlight. She separated them slowly, peeling one of my hands away from it. She reached for my other hand. In a moment, I felt my wrist breck, along with each of my fingers, one by one, and the bones in my hand. I screamed. She was gone, taking the flashlight with her. I was left in complete darkness, surrounded by Otis’s voice.
I scrambled backwards, pushing against the ground with my good leg and arm. I didn’t know what the hell was going on, I just knew I had to get out of there. Soon I was against a tree, struggling to pull myself to my feet.
I felt a hand wrap around my neck, carefully. A long claw began to press into my throat, my air soon cut off. The claw nearly drew blood when I heard a voice, again, darker and more forbidden than Otis’s voice.
Be where the shadow that stalks the night, eyes of hunger, white like crystals, I hear the ambiance of peace, I bring the sky to screams and the air to silence, be where of shallow waters.”
I saw the bobbing lights coming closer. The claw realised.
I slid down the tree, not strong enough to keep myself standing. John soon appeared in the clearing, followed by Elizabeth and Jane and finally Izaak. John saw me, his eyes filling with terror as he broke into a run, helping me to my feet. I turned to look at the clearing. Nothing. The other three began to look for Otis. Izaak looked especially fearful. I didn’t have the heart to tell them he was dead.
Instead, I stumbled over to the lake, placing a hand on a nearby tree to keep my balance while pearling into the water. Even in the dark light I could tell that the water wasn’t deep, not deep at all. In fact, I could see the sand bottom from where I stood.
The first to question me were the police, arriving after John called them.We waited for them in silence, my friends not bothering to ask any question. Izaak went straight to the spare bedroom and spent the rest of the night sobbing. I didn’t say anything to the police officers. I was too tired to make up some fake story about a bear. They took me to an interrogation room, where I spent a few nights. I stayed silent. Eventually they gave up, figuring I wouldn’t tell them anything else. I went home and never saw any of those people again.
I did still dream about the night, vivid replays reminding me of where I went wrong. Everything was exactly the same, sparing one detail. I swear, right before Otis’s hanging body disappeared, he looked up and smiled at me.
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2022.01.13 03:51 JesterOfTheSwamp John Snell from Fox 8 . . .

Hello Good Friends. I, like many of you, have watched Fox 8 for many years. Bob Breck, Nancy Parker, Lee Zurik, Fox 8 has had it’s fair share of characters. One is a man named John Snell. John hosted the evening news, the top slot, for years and as of the last couple years gets less and less air time. He is now only on mornings and is barely even a cohost there.
Has anyone else noticed this? Has he just wanted less air time, or is the network testing him with audience demographics? Anyone know what it could possibly be?
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2021.12.30 21:07 Sand_is_Orange [Week 16 SPOILERS] Who Everyone Voted For, and Why: An Analysis

(Again, SPOILERS for the most recent episode of the NFC/AFC West Saga. Go watch it if you haven't already!)
What an episode. This week, Louis finally gets the crown, and he forces a vote to kick someone out of the house. The actual voting slips were anonymous, so it's not obvious who voted for who. But based on things that were said, context clues, and process of elimination, we can figure it all out. I also want to analyze reasons WHY people voted the way they did, and what that says about the characters and their relationships. NOTE: This is not the order in which the votes were announced. That'd be impossible to figure out. It's just the approximate order in which I pieced things together.
Louis - Jerry For him, this decision is ALL strategy. He was never on the show to make friends or whatever; he wants to win. The vote is all about eliminating the competition. He focuses on the NFC West instead of the AFC West because the crown (his crown now!) is still up for grabs and he wants to secure his own position. He doesn't focus on Gavin because Gavin's already knocked out of playoff contention, and isn't a threat. He pivots away from Eugene when he has another coughing fit, because if he's sickly Louis doesn't think he's a threat. That only leaves Jerry. Louis figures that Gavin and Eugene, as Jerry's divisional rivals, will be happy enough to go along with this plan. Factor in Diego as a 4th vote, and appointing himself as a tiebreaker in case it goes 4-4, and Louis thinks he has it all under control. Not like anyone would be crazy enough to vote for themselves or something crazy like that, right? Right?!
Diego - Jerry Diego's vote doesn't reflect who he actually wants to get rid of. Breck has been a douche to him multiple times, especially early on (burning his stuff, throwing socks at him, breaking that crown). Unfortunately for him, Louis has other priorities. Even though they've been plotting and working together, the stepbrothers don't completely support each other. They've made jabs and veiled threats towards each other in private. And I feel like Louis is the mastermind even more so than Diego. It was Louis's idea to get someone taken out even before a vote happened (aka Breck killing Mack). Diego was just the guy who carried that plan out. It's Louis who has the crown, and Diego who just lost to the freaking Texans. So when Louis orders him to vote for Jerry, Diego feels forced to go along.
Breck - "Gary", aka Gavin Breck is a broken and desperate man. His gambling addiction got him in a financial hole, and he convinced himself that he NEEDS the show's prize money to get himself out. (We don't even know if there IS any prize money!) Breck was even desperate enough to resort to murder... which he now really regrets and feels guilty about. He's still trying to not get eliminated, though. Despite being in an "alliance" with Gavin, the two of them barely talked. Add in the Seahawks having the worst record of anyone in the house and being the first knocked out of the playoffs, and Gavin's an easy target. Breck puts forth this logic in front of the rest of the AFC West, and despite it obviously being to save his own butt, others are willing to listen...
Captain Finn Oakley - Gavin Initially, the Captain also wanted to vote out Breck. Besides the generally rude behavior, Finn also suspects (correctly) that Breck was the one who hurt Mack. Then Breck confesses to actual murder and Finn decides that he doesn't want Breck to merely get kicked out, oh no. He wants to get vengeance, using ... another murder. I mean, he's got a right to be angry and upset. Absolutely. But the East families showed us already that revenge murders can lead to a cycle of violence. So, uh. The Captain directly tells Breck (and we get to hear) that he did vote for Gavin in the end, based on Breck's own suggestion. This was not done out of mercy.
Lenny - Gavin Oh, Lenny. You're way too innocent and kind for this cutthroat show. Lenny is most vocal about who he refuses to vote for. He still clearly wants to make amends with Breck, despite everything. (Shh, he doesn't know the truth about Mack.) He also specifically names Jerry and Eugene as off-limits. Lenny sticks up for his friends, ALL of his friends. If Lenny would absolutely never vote for Jerry, and no other person received a vote, he must have voted for Gavin. We don't hear Lenny's reasoning for "Why Gavin?" in particular. We can guess that he's also following Breck's lead on this though. Lenny would do something like that.
Jerry - Gavin Jerry's just trying to survive, man. He's completely taken aback when Louis first declares him a target, and points out specifically that Gavin can't make the playoffs, and also that the AFC West guys might go after someone entirely different, and also did Louis just make himself immune? Not unlike Breck, Jerry probably decides that Gavin is the easiest/weakest target. Despite them being cool around each other now, he believes their alliance is long over. Little does he know.
Eugene/Grandpa Cardinal - Jerry This one is the least obvious. I put this near the end because I only confirmed it based on process of elimination. Tallying up everyone else's votes gives us only 2 votes for Jerry. Eugene must be the third. (Also, the camera work. After the third "Jerry" vote was read out, the camera cut to him.) Eugene only came onto the show to find his grandson, which he's done now. He's only staying so Lenny isn't lonely. He never cared about winning the show or wielding the crown's power, so it's reasonable to assume Eugene doesn't care too much about who gets eliminated, either. I definitely don't think he likes Louis or wants to help him at all. Just the opposite, actually. But he probably heard the plan to vote for Jerry and went "Eh, why the hell not?"
Gavin - Gavin There was only one choice for who to put last, and we all know it. Gavin probably recognized Louis's plan quickly enough. Maybe he's insulted that he's not strong enough to be a target, blah blah blah. Louis has never been friendly to him, or very friendly in general. Don't go along with his power grab! Stick it to the man. But still, why protect Jerry? Gavin and Jerry started out just as antagonistic as we'd expect from a Seahawks fan and a 49ers fan. But when they both found themselves losing, far behind Louis and Eugene for the division lead, they turned to each other. Even after they betrayed each other, they still kept up and talked. Their insults and trash talk morphed over the weeks into friendlier banter, normal conversations, and even a bit of gossip. Jerry is, despite all the odds, Gavin's closest friend in this house. I don't think anyone in the house predicted just how many people would coalesce around voting for Gavin, but it came down to the eighth and final vote. And dang it, Gavin's gambit worked.
Final Vote Tally: Gavin - 5 (Jerry, Lenny, Breck, Capt. Finn, himself) Jerry - 3 (Louis, Diego, Eugene) Breck - 0 (though some people considered it)
Other bits and bobs:
The NFC/AFC West Saga has been a ride, and I'm looking forward to the last twists and turns. Thanks for reading to the end, and Happy New Year.
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2021.12.13 23:08 shitsoup69 some cool gender-neutral names (alphabetical order)

hey uh heres loads of gender-neutral names. have fun ig
if you have any recommendations please comment, i'd be happy to add some! :]

**A -**Aaron / Arin / Aren etc.
Addie / Adi etc.
Adrian / Adrien
Alby / Albie
Alex / Alix / Alyx / Al
Ali / Ally etc.
Ash / Ashby / Asher / Ashton / Ashley

B -
Bailey / Baily
Bill / Billie / Billy etc.
Bird / Byrd
Blair / Blaer / Blaire etc.
Bob / Bobby / Bobbi etc.
Breck / Brecken / Breckin
Brody / Brodi etc.
Brooke / Brook
Bryn / Bryne / Brin etc.
Bubble / Bubbles
Button / Buttons

C -
Cam / Cameron
Casey / Casy
Charles / Charlie / Charley etc.
Cody / Codi / Kody / Kodi
Corby / Corbyn / Corbin
Cypress / Cyprus etc.

D -
Damian / Damien
Dave / David / Davie / Davy / Daveigh etc.
Daylin / Daelyn / Daelin
Dayton / Daytona
Dix / Dixie

E -
Eli / Elian / Elliot / Eliot etc.
Elvan / ELven
Ev / Evan / Evelyn / Eve / Evans
Everyx / Everix

F -
Fern / Fernley
Francais / Francis

G -
Gabi / Gabbie etc.
Gavyn / Gavin
Ghost / Ghostly
Gwyn / Gwynn

H -
Haiden / Haidyn etc.
Halen / Haelyn / Halyn etc.
Hailey / Hayleigh / Haleigh etc.
Hero / Hiro
Hua / Huan

I -

J -
Jalen / Jaelyn / Jaelin etc.
Jo / JoJo
Jordan / Jordyn etc.

K -
Karsen / Karson
Kaydon / Kayden etc.
Kelli / Kelly
Kirby / Kirbi

L -
Lake / Laken
Lave / Laverne
Luna / Lunar
Lux / Luxx

M -
Mario / Marion
Merit / Merritt
Merlin / Merlyn

N -
Nick / Nicky / Nicki etc.
Nikola / Nicola
Nikolas / Nicolas / Nickolas

O -
Ollie / Oli / Oliver / Olly
Onyx / Onix

P -
Page / Paige
Pat / Patt

Q -
Quin / Quinn

R -
Rain / Raine / Rainer / Rainyr
Rayleigh / Raleigh
Reese / Reece
Remedy / Remedi
Robyn / Robin
Rylan / Ryland

S -
Sam / Sami / Samie etc.
Sandy / Sandi
Sid / Sidney
Sky / Skye
Storm / Stormi / Stormy
Sun / Sunny

T -
Terry / Terri
Toby / Tobi / Tobias
Tony / Toni
Tyme / Time

U -

V -
Valley / Vally
Vox / Voxx

W -

X -
Xio / Xiu

Y -
Yoshi / Yoshie

Z -
Zaiden / Zaidyn / Zaidan etc.
Zane / Zayn
Zio / Zion
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2021.10.10 20:27 Safari_Bullet Flex Seal lost epased

Hi, my name is Robert Morton but you can call me bob morton or bob. I'm a relatable American teenager who totally exists and
I wanted to tell you guys about something that's a little embarrassing. i am dead, don't worry about me though this story has a happy ending I was a young, ambitious executive of Omni Consumer Products. Dick had to kill me because I made a mistake, no I am not talking about my kids. I am talking about the time i used human remains to create a cyborg police officer. I went to Heaven, at lest i thought i was. It ternd out that i was in hell all along being psychologically tortured by a demon named Michael. That's not what i'm gonna talk about though. I am going to talk about one of my wackiest experience in hell.
I was walking home from school, i was sad because i was banned form schoo because i ate a brick of cocaine. I saw Georgia sale. I thought. Sick, i loved the garage sales. I saw a laser disk. It said flex tape in blood on the top. The old man runing the selel said dont buy it. Breck it. Its evil. I said shut up boomer. This is why nobody loves you. I got it for $0. 01.
I put it in my laser disk player. phil swift walked in frame. He said. I am phil swift and this is Flex Seal. I saw kids in cages. He sied to show you the power of Flex Seal i will saw this kid in half Phil swift tok a chainsaw and sawed the kids in half as the kid screened. Phil swif grabbed a kid and ate him. He ripped out a kids heart and ate it too. I was VERY scared at this point
Then Phil swift put a kid down a big garbage disposal the kid screamed a very scared screem. The kid’s legs came off. Then Phil swifts mouth became a garbage disposa and put the kid in there. I was VERY scared at this point. I smashed the VCR and thok out the floppy disk. And smashed the floppy disk. Has this ever happened to you let us know in the comments down below
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2021.08.29 18:02 coonass_dago Scot Pilie' is the new Nash Roberts.

Okay y'all, I'm old enough to remember Nash Roberts and Bob Breck giving it to us straight. Now, most of the weather people just look like actors pointing at a map. Except Scot Pilie', who used to be on WGNO but left to take a new job doing coastal restoration work. Well, WGNO brought him back for the storm, and this dude, ha ha ha, talking straight and explaining everything in our language. Even the Chief Meteorologist just said that Scot is right on the money, Lol, "Seriously people, keep your shoes on, and don't go sightseeing in the Quarter right now." ha ha ha. I think he may be our new Nash. He's live on WGNO and FB Live.
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2021.08.28 15:01 Stickygrits Thank you for recommending the Bob Breck blog

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2021.08.27 00:31 WizardMama Ida Megapost

Storm related

Tropical storm Ida has formed and a State of Emergency has been declared. For storm related updates there is a list of great sourced linked at the end of this post.

COVID-19 Related

  1. Wear a face covering. Children 2 and older must wear face coverings as well.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Practice good hygiene - wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid sharing items with others.
  4. Avoid touching high-trafficked surfaces - handrails, elevator buttons, door handles. If it is not possible to wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizers immediately.
  5. Keep 6ft away from those outside of your household.
  6. If you or a member of your household becomes ill tell shelter staff immediately.
  7. The risk of COVID-19 in a public disaster shelter is lower for fully vaccinated people. However, precautions should still be taken, as transmission risk in these settings is higher and likely increases with the number of unvaccinated people present. Thus, fully vaccinated shelter residents should continue to follow all rules set by the shelter which may include wearing masks correctly, maintaining physical distance (at least 6 feet), covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands frequently.

How to Prepare

Press Conferences

Why are we having a post about a storm in a coronavirus subreddit?
This storm season is complicated by the public health emergency. With COVID-19 still spreading hurricane season is a bit different. Your hurricane kit will need to be prepared with additional items and if evacuations are ordered congregate hurricane shelters will be in usel but large scale evacuations to sister-states may not be available like they have been in previous years. If large areas wind up needing to be evacuated due to the complexities the virus presents there will be some overlap between tropicalweather and the information we aggregate as a coronavirus community.

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2021.03.09 14:00 horsecake22 Around the Campfire - with u/sohikes

Hey y'all, welcome back to another installment of "Around the Campfire," an AMA style interview featuring regular members of ultralight.
Today's guest is a personal favorite of mine. We both served in Marine Corps Infantry units, and we both consider physical fitness a top priority. He's a long time member of the community. Today, we talk to Triple Crowner u/sohikes.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Over the course of the year we will be contacting some of you to see if you want to have a go in the hot seat. If you want a turn, please feel free to send us a modmail expressing your interest. If anyone has a any suggestions for improvements or ideas for questions, please let us know via modmail.
We hope this new recurring monthly post will be a way for our amazing sub to get to know each other a little better, draw on specific skill sets and experiences, share stories, and celebrate our community’s diverse user base.
Name - Sie So
Country - USA
City/town - Brunswick, ME
Age - 30
Socials - IG: YT: Sie So
My first thru hike was the AT in 2015. I did zero preparation and because of that my baseweight was 30lbs. I remember I was actually happy when I saw that number. That was considered light for me because I got out of the Marine Corps infantry the year prior where we routinely carried 80lbs or more depending on your job. On top of that you are expected to run full speed with that weight on rough terrain. I started early February so my total weight was a bit over 50lbs with food and water. Believe it or not, the guy I hiked with at the start had me beat by 10lbs, his pack weighed in at over 60lbs. I lightened up my gear a little bit by Damascus but my baseweight was still well over 20lbs. After the AT it was time to do the PCT. This time I actually did research into better (and lighter) gear. My baseweight for the PCT was around 14.5lbs and ever since then my gear has weighed around 11-14lbs

If you want to go light, carry what you need instead of what you want. Allow 1-3 luxury items. For me this is usually town shoes. UL isn’t for everyone though. Plenty of people hike with heavy packs and still have fun.

Being in the military (specifically the infantry) helped a lot. Anytime I think my gear is heavy, I remember I carried up to 100lbs when I was in Afghanistan. Anytime I feel nasty, I remember I went 4.5 months without showering (also in Afghanistan.) Anytime I hate eating couscous again, I remember all the MREs I ate, and the fact that my body is probably still digesting that shit. Anytime I get the shits on trail, I remember the time I had more liquids coming out of my ass than my dick for 10 days straight (Afghanistan.) The Marine Corps does a great job at making you comfortable with pain and misery.

The CDT. Like others it was the last leg of my Triple Crown. I went into it kinda iffy because I heard so many horror stories. But soon found out all of them were greatly exaggerated. Absolutely nothing about the CDT was as bad as people made it out to be. I had a great time on the CDT, there were no crowds and I got to see spectacular landscapes (Glacier NP, The Bob, MT/ID Divide, Yellowstone, Wind River Range, Colorado, etc.) On top of that I did the trip entirely solo. The only time I hiked with someone was a CT hiker from Breck over to Copper Mtn in Colorado. Aside from that I was alone the whole time. There were days where I wouldn’t see another human being. In some spots I would’ve been royally fucked if I got injured. I’m super glad I vlogged that trail because every now and then I’ll rewatch a few videos to relive it. If I had to re-hike one trail, it would be the CDT.

When it comes to thru-hiking you should stay away from the Facebook groups, I’m only talking about the massive ones like the AT/PCT and soon to be CDT (it might already be there.) Nothing good happens there. A lot of fear mongering and trolls. Also, do as much research on gear before you purchase. I wasted thousands of dollars because I bought the wrong stuff. Buy the right gear the first time

I don’t have one favorite piece of gear because I’ve used different stuff for almost every thru. However, the ZPacks Solplex and Plexamid worked well for me. I hear there’s a lot of drama going on with ZPacks but I never had an issue with their tents. I also like the GG Gorilla.


This question probably gets asked the most in every hiking sub. I take physical fitness pretty seriously. I keep myself in good shape year round. Exercising isn’t a chore for me like it is for others. I workout 6x a week, sometimes 2x a day. My primary form of training is weightlifting followed by cardio (usually running.) In the gym I focus on compound lifts like bench, squat, deadlift, overhead press, pull ups, dips, rows, etc. Those are the exercises that matter and give you the best bang for buck. You’ll never see me spend a day just working on arms. That’s pretty much a waste of time unless you’re a bodybuilder. I keep logs of everything I do in the gym. I can tell you exactly what workout I did on a random day 10yrs ago. That being said, I don’t do any hiking specific workouts. Never have. If I were to recommend one form of training to prep for a thru hike, it would be running. More specifically, trail running. The people I saw who had the easiest transition to thru hiking were always runners. Their legs are already used to the daily abuse

No clue. I don’t follow one band or artist in particular

Not sure, maybe chips. I usually leave towns with a couple bags of Doritos or other chips. Another thing I like to do is pack out a frozen burrito. Maybe not frozen but the ones in the refrigerator in stores. A few hours later they are thawed out enough to eat.

Everything I started the AT with. I wish I had a gear list for that trail because it’d be longer than a Harry Potter book. I had a 4lb sleeping bag that sucked ass. It was supposed to be “zero degrees,” but was nowhere near that. I started the AT with the OR Alpine bivy. That didn’t last long. I also had a ka-bar attached to my shoulder strap. Oh yeah, this will probably upset people but I carried a handgun the entire way along with 30 rounds of ammo.

If we’re talking landscapes I’ll take anything that’s not the desert. I don’t hate desert terrain but it’s my least favorite. I much prefer alpine mountains, rain forests, dense forests, etc.


It depends. If “route finding” is thick bushwhacking then hell no. I’ve had enough of that for now. I’ve hiked most of the major trails in the US so now I want to start hitting up the high routes. Much less time commitment and far fewer crowds

Same answer for both. Social media. Specifically Instagram and YouTube. People say the movie “Wild” made the PCT explode, but I say social media played a bigger role. The good thing about social media is I like photography and seeing pictures from my friends on trails or doing whatever. If they vlog then I don’t mind checking it out since I know them. The downside is people trying to get famous. It’s so obvious and cringey when you see it. There’s so many vloggers these days it’s crazy. Another thing I hate is geo-tagging. This is when you tag a specific area like a lake. This happened in Grand Teton NP not too long ago. Someone with a lot of followers on IG posted a picture from a lake (that will not be named) and tagged it. Almost immediately hordes of people trampled their way to the same lake to see it. This lake doesn’t have an official trail to it so people were just bushwhacking everywhere and of course leaving trash behind. If it’s a super popular lake or mountain like Katahdin then I don’t care, it’s obvious. Usually when I tag a photo I only tag the state like Cali, Wyoming, Colorado, etc. However, the worst is when dumbass “influencers” do horrible things and post them for all their followers to see. Examples I’ve seen are feeding animals, shitting in lakes, going off trail when rules say not to, people lying down in flowers for a picture, etc. I highly recommend the IG page '@publiclandshateyou you’ll see exactly what I mean

Hasn’t affected me at all. Nobody treated me differently because I’m asian. Obviously, being black would be different. When I hiked the CDT there was a diner in Leadore that had a mannequin dressed up as Obama with a noose around its neck hanging from the ceiling. I never saw it but everyone was talking about it on FB and Guthook. They probably took it down before I got there. I can't imagine how it would feel walking into that place and seeing that if you’re black.

Don’t be a racist douchebag

Honestly I don’t really follow any causes or anything like that. I’m still trying to get my life figured out.

Off the top of my head are Collateral, Ex Machina, Training Day, Leave No Trace (not hiking related), Get Out, Sicario, Joker, The Departed and pretty much anything David Fincher makes. The guy made a movie about Facebook and it was awesome.

I got attacked by dogs 2x on the CDT. Once in Silver City, NM and again not far from the Mexican border. The first time it was a tiny poodle that ran up and bit me good enough to draw blood. The second time a pack of dogs charged me and started barking. One of them ran up and bit my leg before they almost got run over by a semi. I was lucky they were both small dogs or else I would’ve been fucked. Neither of the owners came to apologize. My other dangerous moments were the road walks on the CDT and PNT. Specifically the paved roads. I remember I walked US Route 180 (52 miles) from Silver City to Deming. Definitely not safe at all. You can see it in my vlogs if you want. There was a crazy thunderstorm that hit that night. I’ve never seen the sky that dark before. It was pitch black and that route had no lights. I was literally walking down the highway with a headlamp with semi trucks flying by. I camped about 50 yards from the road that night.

Working out, photography, reading.

Never get old. It’s part of the reason why I want to do this stuff now instead of when I’m 50+ and my body isn’t the same. I wasted 2yrs of my life after high school doing jack shit. That still bothers me to this day. People don’t appreciate their youth until it’s gone. That’s also why I exercise regularly and eat healthy, I’m gonna prolong aging as much as I can

Well, that's all the questions! A big thanks to u/sohikes for taking the time to answer our questions. I believe he'll be sticking around to answer some of your questions in the comments: )
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2020.06.01 15:44 hurler_jones As is tradition (for me anyway) my annual Hurricane Online Resource Post.

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2020.04.08 17:55 Haverholm Hugo and Retro Hugo finalists announced

From website:
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards.
First presented in 1953, the Hugo Awards are the longest-running fan-voted awards in science fiction and fantasy. They recognise both professionals and fans, honouring written fiction and dramatic presentations, artists, editors and others.
The video announcing the finalists is available for viewing on the CoNZealand YouTube channel.
“Congratulations to all those announced today. Being a finalist for a Hugo Award signifies the high esteem in which the fan community holds your work. Getting to this stage is a huge achievement,” said CoNZealand Co-Chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler.
Nominations for the 2020 and 1945 Hugo Awards were submitted by the members of CoNZealand, the 78th Worldcon, and Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon. 1,584 people submitted 27,033 nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards, and 120 people submitted 1,677 nominations for the 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards.
Only CoNZealand members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners. You can still purchase a Supporting Membership on the CoNZealand website to be eligible to vote. Information on how to submit a voting ballot is available here.
The awards will be presented at CoNZealand which will now run online from 29 July to 2 August 2020. These will be the first Hugo Awards in history to be presented in this format. More details will follow soon.
Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2020 and 1945 Hugo Awards to the CoNZealand Hugo Award Administrators at [email protected] .
Hugo Awards 2020: Final Ballot
Best Novel
  • The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
  • Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir ( Publishing)
  • The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
  • A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
  • Middlegame, by Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK)
Best Novella
  • “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, by Ted Chiang (Exhalation (Borzoi/Alfred A. Knopf; Picador))
  • The Deep, by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Saga Press/Gallery)
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015, by P. Djèlí Clark ( Publishing)
  • In an Absent Dream, by Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Saga Press; Jo Fletcher Books)
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager; Hodder & Stoughton)
Best Novelette
  • “The Archronology of Love”, by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed, April 2019)
  • “Away With the Wolves”, by Sarah Gailey (Uncanny Magazine: Disabled People Destroy Fantasy Special Issue, SeptembeOctober 2019)
  • “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, July-August 2019)
  • Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin (Forward Collection (Amazon))
  • “For He Can Creep”, by Siobhan Carroll (, 10 July 2019)
  • “Omphalos”, by Ted Chiang (Exhalation (Borzoi/Alfred A. Knopf; Picador))
Best Short Story
  • “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing”, by Shiv Ramdas (Strange Horizons, 9 September 2019)
  • “As the Last I May Know”, by S.L. Huang (, 23 October 2019)
  • “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger”, by Rivers Solomon (, 24 July 2019)
  • “A Catalog of Storms”, by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, January/February 2019)
  • “Do Not Look Back, My Lion”, by Alix E. Harrow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 2019)
  • “Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island”, by Nibedita Sen (Nightmare Magazine, May 2019)
Best Series
  • The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  • Luna, by Ian McDonald (Tor; Gollancz)
  • Planetfall series, by Emma Newman (Ace; Gollancz)
  • Winternight Trilogy, by Katherine Arden (Del Rey; Del Rey UK)
  • The Wormwood Trilogy, by Tade Thompson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Best Related Work
  • Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood, by J. Michael Straczynski (Harper Voyager US)
  • Joanna Russ, by Gwyneth Jones (University of Illinois Press (Modern Masters of Science Fiction))
  • The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, by Mallory O’Meara (Hanover Square)
  • The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein, by Farah Mendlesohn (Unbound)
  • “2019 John W. Campbell Award Acceptance Speech”, by Jeannette Ng
  • Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, produced and directed by Arwen Curry
Best Graphic Story or Comic
  • Die, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker, by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)
  • LaGuardia, written by Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford, colours by James Devlin (Berger Books; Dark Horse)
  • Monstress, Volume 4: The Chosen, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Mooncakes, by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker, letters by Joamette Gil (Oni Press; Lion Forge)
  • Paper Girls, Volume 6, written by Brian K. Vaughan, drawn by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image)
  • The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 9: Okay, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
  • Avengers: Endgame, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel Studios)
  • Captain Marvel, screenplay by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios/Animal Logic (Australia))
  • Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios/Narrativia/The Blank Corporation)
  • Russian Doll (Season One), created by Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, directed by Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit and Natasha Lyonne (3 Arts Entertainment/Jax Media/Netflix/Paper Kite Productions/Universal Television)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, screenplay by Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams, directed by J.J. Abrams (Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm/Bad Robot)
  • Us, written and directed by Jordan Peele (Monkeypaw Productions/Universal Pictures)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • The Good Place: “The Answer”, written by Daniel Schofield, directed by Valeria Migliassi Collins (Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment/Universal Television)
  • The Expanse: “Cibola Burn”, written by Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck and Naren Shankar, directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar”, written by Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof, directed by Nicole Kassell (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian: “Redemption”, written by Jon Favreau, directed by Taika Waititi (Disney+)
  • Doctor Who: “Resolution”, written by Chris Chibnall, directed by Wayne Yip (BBC)
  • Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being”, written by Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, directed by Stephen Williams (HBO)
Best Editor, Short Form
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheila Williams
Best Editor, Long Form
  • Sheila E. Gilbert
  • Brit Hvide
  • Diana M. Pho
  • Devi Pillai
  • Miriam Weinberg
  • Navah Wolfe
Best Professional Artist
  • Tommy Arnold
  • Rovina Cai
  • Galen Dara
  • John Picacio
  • Yuko Shimizu
  • Alyssa Winans
Best Semiprozine
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott H. Andrews
  • Escape Pod, editors Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya, assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney, audio producers Adam Pracht and Summer Brooks, hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart
  • Fireside Magazine, editor Julia Rios, managing editor Elsa Sjunneson, copyeditor Chelle Parker, social coordinator Meg Frank, publisher & art director Pablo Defendini, founding editor Brian White
  • FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, executive editor Troy L. Wiggins, editors Eboni Dunbar, Brent Lambert, L.D. Lewis, Danny Lore, Brandon O’Brien and Kaleb Russell
  • Strange Horizons, Vanessa Rose Phin, Catherine Krahe, AJ Odasso, Dan Hartland, Joyce Chng, Dante Luiz and the Strange Horizons staff
  • Uncanny Magazine, editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, nonfiction/managing editor Michi Trota, managing editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, podcast producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky
Best Fanzine
  • The Book Smugglers, editors Ana Grilo and Thea James
  • Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus, editor Janice Marcus, senior writers Rosemary Benton, Lorelei Marcus and Victoria Silverwolf
  • Journey Planet, editors James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Ann Gry, Chuck Serface, John Coxon and Steven H Silver
  • nerds of a feather, flock together, editors Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, Vance Kotrla, and The G
  • Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
  • The Rec Center, editors Elizabeth Minkel and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Best Fancast
  • Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske and Jennifer Mace
  • Claire Rousseau’s YouTube channel, produced & presented by Claire Rousseau
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, producer Andrew Finch
  • Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show, presented by Jen Zink and Shaun Duke
Best Fan Writer
  • Cora Buhlert
  • James Davis Nicoll
  • Alasdair Stuart
  • Bogi Takács
  • Paul Weimer
  • Adam Whitehead
Best Fan Artist
  • Iain Clark
  • Sara Felix
  • Grace P. Fong
  • Meg Frank
  • Ariela Housman
  • Elise Matthesen
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)
  • Catfishing on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
  • Deeplight, by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
  • Dragon Pearl, by Yoon Ha Lee (Disney/Hyperion)
  • Minor Mage, by T. Kingfisher (Argyll)
  • Riverland, by Fran Wilde (Amulet)
  • The Wicked King, by Holly Black (Little, Brown; Hot Key)
Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)
  • Sam Hawke (2nd year of eligibility)
  • R.F. Kuang (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Jenn Lyons (1st year of eligibility)
  • Nibedita Sen (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Tasha Suri (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Emily Tesh (1st year of eligibility)
Retro Hugo Awards 1945: Final Ballot
Best Novel
  • The Golden Fleece, by Robert Graves (Cassell)
  • Land of Terror, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)
  • “Shadow Over Mars” (The Nemesis from Terra), by Leigh Brackett (Startling Stories, Fall 1944)
  • Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord, by Olaf Stapledon (Secker & Warburg)
  • The Wind on the Moon, by Eric Linklater (Macmillan)
  • “The Winged Man”, by A.E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull (Astounding Science Fiction, May-June 1944)
Best Novella
  • “The Changeling”, by A.E. van Vogt (Astounding Science Fiction, April 1944)
  • “A God Named Kroo”, by Henry Kuttner (Thrilling Wonder Stories, Winter 1944)
  • “Intruders from the Stars”, by Ross Rocklynne (Amazing Stories, January 1944)
  • “The Jewel of Bas”, by Leigh Brackett (Planet Stories, Spring 1944)
  • “Killdozer!”, by Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding Science Fiction, November 1944)
  • “Trog”, by Murray Leinster (Astounding Science Fiction, June 1944)
Best Novelette
  • “Arena”, by Fredric Brown (Astounding Science Fiction, June 1944)
  • “The Big and the Little” (“The Merchant Princes”), by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science Fiction, August 1944)
  • “The Children’s Hour”, by Lawrence O’Donnell (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science Fiction, March 1944)
  • “City”, by Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1944)
  • “No Woman Born”, by C.L. Moore (Astounding Science Fiction, December 1944)
  • “When the Bough Breaks”, by Lewis Padgett (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science Fiction, November 1944)
Best Short Story
  • “And the Gods Laughed”, by Fredric Brown (Planet Stories, Spring 1944)
  • “Desertion”, by Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science Fiction, November 1944)
  • “Far Centaurus”, by A. E. van Vogt (Astounding Science Fiction, January 1944)
  • “Huddling Place”, by Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science Fiction, July 1944)
  • “I, Rocket”, by Ray Bradbury (Amazing Stories, May 1944)
  • “The Wedge” (“The Traders”), by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science Fiction, October 1944)
Best Series
  • Captain Future, by Brett Sterling
  • The Cthulhu Mythos, by H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, and others
  • Doc Savage, by Kenneth Robeson/Lester Dent
  • Jules de Grandin, by Seabury Quinn
  • Pellucidar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Shadow, by Maxwell Grant (Walter B. Gibson)
Best Related Work
  • Fancyclopedia, by Jack Speer (Forrest J. Ackerman)
  • 42 To ’44: A Contemporary Memoir Upon Human Behavior During the Crisis of the World Revolution, by H.G. Wells (Secker & Warburg)
  • Mr. Tompkins Explores the Atom, by George Gamow (Cambridge University Press)
  • Rockets: The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere, by Willy Ley (Viking Press)
  • “The Science-Fiction Field”, by Leigh Brackett (Writer’s Digest, July 1944)
  • “The Works of H.P. Lovecraft: Suggestions for a Critical Appraisal”, by Fritz Leiber (The Acolyte, Fall 1944)
Best Graphic Story or Comic
  • Buck Rogers: “Hollow Planetoid”, by Dick Calkins (National Newspaper Service)
  • Donald Duck: “The Mad Chemist”, by Carl Barks (Dell Comics)
  • Flash Gordon: “Battle for Tropica”, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • Flash Gordon: “Triumph in Tropica”, by Alex Raymond (King Features Syndicate)
  • The Spirit: “For the Love of Clara Defoe”, by Manly Wade Wellman, Lou Fine and Don Komisarow (Register and Tribune Syndicate)
  • Superman: “The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk”, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Detective Comics, Inc.)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • The Canterville Ghost, screenplay by Edwin Harvey Blum from a story by Oscar Wilde, directed by Jules Dassin (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM))
  • The Curse of the Cat People, written by DeWitt Bodeen, directed by Gunther V. Fritsch and Robert Wise (RKO Radio Pictures)
  • Donovan’s Brain, adapted by Robert L. Richards from a story by Curt Siodmak, producer, director and editor William Spier (CBS Radio Network)
  • House of Frankenstein, screenplay by Edward T. Lowe, Jr. from a story by Curt Siodmak, directed by Erle C. Kenton (Universal Pictures)
  • The Invisible Man’s Revenge, written by Bertram Millhauser, directed by Ford Beebe (Universal Pictures)
  • It Happened Tomorrow, screenplay and adaptation by Dudley Nichols and René Clair, directed by René Clair (Arnold Pressburger Films)
Best Editor, Short Form
  • John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Oscar J. Friend
  • Mary Gnaedinger
  • Dorothy McIlwraith
  • Raymond A. Palmer
  • W. Scott Peacock
Best Professional Artist
  • Earle Bergey
  • Margaret Brundage
  • Boris Dolgov
  • Matt Fox
  • Paul Orban
  • William Timmins
Best Fanzine
  • The Acolyte, edited by Francis T. Laney and Samuel D. Russell
  • Diablerie, edited by Bill Watson
  • Futurian War Digest, edited by J. Michael Rosenblum
  • Shangri L’Affaires, edited by Charles Burbee
  • Voice of the Imagi-Nation, edited by Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle R. Douglas
  • Le Zombie, edited by Bob Tucker and E.E. Evans
Best Fan Writer
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Morojo/Myrtle R. Douglas
  • J. Michael Rosenblum
  • Jack Speer
  • Bob Tucker
  • Harry Warner, Jr.
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2020.02.21 23:24 -_Illusion-_ cars opening scene

McQueen: OK... Here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. McQueen: One winner. 42 losers. I eat losers for breakfast. McQueen: Breakfast. Wait, maybe I should have had breakfast. A little breck-y could be good for me. No,no,no, stay focused. Speed. McQueen: I'm faster than fast. Quicker than quick. I am Lightning! Mack: (knock-knock)Hey Lightning, are you ready? McQueen: Oh, yeah. Lightning's ready. Song McQueen: Ka-chow! Song Seller: Get your antenna here! Fans: You got that right, Slick. Bob Cutlass: Welcome back to the Dinoco 400. I'm Bob Cutlass, here with my good friend, Darrel Cartrip. We're midway through what may turn out to be a historic day for racing. Darrel Cartrip: Bob, my oil pressure's through the roof right now. If this gets more exciting, they're gonna have to tow me outta the booth! Bob Cutlass: Right you are, Darrell. Three cars are tied for the season points lead, heading into the final race of the season. And the winner of this race Darrell, will win the season title and, the Piston Cup. Does The King, Strip Weathers, have one more victory in him before retirement? Darrell: He's been Dinoco's golden boy for years! Can he win them one last Piston Cup? Bob: And, as always, in the second place spot we find Chick Hicks. He's been chasing that tailfin his entire career. Darrell: Chick thought this was his year, Bob. His chance to finally emerge from The King's shadow. But the last thing he expected was...Lightning McQueen! Bob: You know, I don't think anybody expected this. The rookie sensation come into the season unknown. But everyone knows him now. Darrell: Will he be the first rookie to win a Piston Cup and land Dinoco? Bob: The legend, the runner up, and the rookie! Three cars, one champion! Song Chick: No you don't. Fans: Oohh. What a ride!
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2018.03.18 03:20 musicguy333 [For Sale] Variety of $5 records: 70s/80s/90s, 60s/Folk/Jazz/Traditional, misc.

I'm culling a bunch of records and I'm offering these for $5 each.
They're all in at least VG+ condition for both the disk and jacket, and most are at the top of that scale, although a couple may drift down the scale a bit. Still not bad at all.
Shipping is $4 per five records, in the US.
I've arbitrarily broken them down into some vague categories, for easier viewing.
PM me here. Paypal only (sorry if that's a problem. I'm not a fan of Paypal, but its simple.)
70s/80s/90s 12-inch Singles/EPs
A Popular History Of Signs - Ladder Jack
Buzzcocks - Parts One, Two, Three
Hi Sheriffs Of Blue - Hi Sheriffs Of Blue
Lime Spiders - Slave Girl
Slaughter Joe - I'll Follow You Down
70s/80s/90s LPs
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias - Skite
Amon Düül II - Made In Germany
Billy Bragg - Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
Blue Hippos - Blue Hippos
Bootstrappers - Bootstrappers
Danny O'Keefe - Breezy Stories
David Thomas And The Pedestrians - The Sound Of The Sand And Other Songs Of The Pedestrian
DJ JS-1 - Rock Breaks Vol 1
Fleshtones - Fleshtones Vs. Reality
Genesis - Live
Pete Shelley - Homosapien
Richard Thompson - Amnesia
Spyro Gyra - City Kids
The Stranglers - IV
Anne-Charlotte Harvey - Memories Of Snoose Boulevard: Songs of the Scandinavian-Americans
Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Greatest Hits
Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes
Bothy Band - Afterhours
Bothy Band - Out Of The Wind Into The Sun
Brownie McGhee - Traditional Blues - Vol. 1
Debbie Friedman - Ani Ma-Amin
Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
Mississippi Banjo Band - Theme From "Tom Sawyer" And 24 Other Riverboat Favorites
Ray Charles - All Time Great Country And Western Hits
International/Easy Listening/Christain/Kitsch/Spoken Word
Heintje - "Mama"
The Young Americans - To Richard Rodgers With Love, The Young Americans
Adam & Eve - Unsere Schönsten Hits
Various - Beautiful Hair Breck Introduces The RCA Victor New Golden Age Of Sound Albums
Artur Erikson, Anna-Lena Löfgren - Sånger Vid Brasan
Bill Kaiwa & The Maile Serenaders - Kama‘aina Songs
Bob & Joy Cull - Windborne
Charles W. Dunn - The Changing English Language And Changing Literary Style
Dave & Barb - Together
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2017.10.16 23:22 Scientist34again Let's get all Senators who are running for re-election in 2018 and don't support Medicare-for-All a challenger who does

There are 33 Senators up for re-election in 2018. Of those, seven (including Bernie himself) have sponsored the Senate Medicare-for-All bill. OF the remaining 26 Senators, 12 have challengers that support Medicare-for-All (listed below).
R-Republican D- Democratic I - Independent G - Green Party
State Incumbent Challenger Website Donation Link
Arizona Jeff Flake (R) Deedra Abboud (D) Website Donate
Jeff Flake (R) Chris Russell (D) Website Donate
California Dianne Feinstein (D) David Hildebrand (D) Website Donate
Florida Bill Nelson (D) Tamika Lyles (D) Website Donate
Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D) Marcia Squier (I) Website Donate
Missouri Claire McCaskill (D) Angelica Earl (D) Website Donate
Montana Jon Tester (D) Thomas Breck (G) Website Donate
Nevada Dean Heller (R) Bobby Mahendra (D) Website Donate
North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D) Dustin Peyer (D) Website Donate
Texas Ted Cruz (R) Irasema Hernandez (D) Website Donate
Washington Maria Cantwell (D) Jennifer Ferguson (D) Website Donate
West Virginia Joe Manchin (D) Paula Jean Swearengin (D) Website Donate
It would be fantastic if we can find some Berniecrats who will take on the remaining 14 Senators (Chris Murphy (D), Tom Carper (D), Joe Donnelly (D), Angus King (I), Ben Cardin (D), Amy Klobuchar (D), Roger Wicker (R), Deb Fischer (R), Bob Menendez (D), Sherrod Brown (D), Bob Casey (D), Bob Corker (R- retiring), Orrin Hatch (R), Tim Kaine (D) and John Barasso (R)). Note that these 14 include some that are nominally progressive, like Angus King, Sherrod Brown and Amy Klobuchar.
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2017.09.08 23:59 CJCalegan Bob Breck "Irma slowing but no turn yet NHC very conservative about making any major changes in their forecast track. For the past day they have been nudging their track further and further west"

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2017.09.05 22:43 palmfranz Bob Breck on Irma: let's turn up the Fear dial just a wee bit.

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