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2023.04.01 10:24 atlas_enderium DMT needs something

Around half a year ago, I made a post detailing how DMT (back then) was in a terrible state. Since then, a few notable things have happened that I feel warrants it to have another look at.
First off, back in Season of the Plunder, Bungie massively buffed the hipfire accuracy on DMT such that the accuracy cone prioritized headshots/criticals over body shots (when prior to this it did the opposite). This change was both good and bad for the weapon: good in the sense that it made it viable again in PvP but bad in the sense that it was overtuned and caused the weapon to experience a massive spike in usage. As a result, Bungie nerfed it again. While it was warranted, they once again went too far.
So where are we now? DMT has two main benefits that make it “exotic”: - Cranial Spike, where precision hits increase reload speed, handling, and accuracy up to x5 in which the RPM of the weapon is increased to 180 while hip-firing (up from a base of 120). Each stack also provides a small damage increase in PvE. - Dark Forged Trigger (Catalyst), “removes” hip-fire penalties and increases the RPM of the gun while hip-firing to 130. Cranial Spike use to provide a damage bonus only in both PvP/PvE and Dark Forged Trigger use to make the hip-fire fire at 150 RPM and actually remove hip-fire penalties. Both have been substantially nerfed to the point that the gun fails in all aspects. Short range? Good luck with 150 hand cannons and SMGs. Long range? Good luck with Jade Rabbit or Hung Juries or Long Arm, the legendary DMT equivalent. It feels pointless.
TL;DR - DMT feels like crap right now, worse than ever before
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2023.04.01 10:23 Electrical_Tourist84 A crazy thing called life.

Soooo here’s the story… Bare with me..
I moved to a new state almost four years ago after a six year failed relationship/split/custody agreements. I didn’t know anyone in the state other than one aunt that I hadn’t seen in years. I live in a major city and I basically had to start from ground zero career and all to get myself established.
During this time there was a business I would go to frequently because of how close it was to my house and I ended up getting to know the manager. Long story short we started seeing each other and basically spent the next two years together. He was my best friend and partner I really cared about him deeply, and he was better to me than anyone else ever had been. I must say I wasn’t the best person ever to him truthfully because of my previous separation which was a very toxic relationship adjusting to joint custody and trying to build a foundation in a new city, I wasn’t ready to settle down the way he wanted me to so I ended the relationship. It really hurt him and he didn’t want to end things but I knew that I wasn’t capable to give him what he really wanted and honestly deserved.
I stopped going to the business that he managed and went about my life. I apologized for the hurt I put him through and paid my respects he moved on and got a girlfriend. Throughout the first few months of their relationship he begged me to be with him but I denied and soon after had minimal contact for two years.
Plot twist…
My boss comes in to the office one day a couple months ago, talking about a new café that just opened up around the corner. my boss actually has me grab lunch there frequently now because the office ended up really liking it.
However unbeknownst to me, the manager of the new café is my ex. Once I realize this, I would go in grab the items that were pre-ordered. Be polite say hi and get what I needed not trying to really engage in any real contact. He would always make it a point to make sure that I had to have some type of interaction with him. For example, always being near me when I’m there and trying to spark up small talk. I can tell by the way that he goes out of his way to interact with me that he still has some type of feelings for me.
Today I went into his store and for the first time he made it very obvious that he was flirting with me to the point where he admitted that he will always like seeing me and asked me if I still think about him and asking me when will he see me again…. There has always been a chemistry between us and honestly I’ve thought about him a lot in the past couple of years.
I know this sounds terrible and I’ll probably catch shade but I can’t seem to get away from this kid. We ALWAYS somehow end up crossing paths and it’s starting to stir up some old feelings in me. 🤦🏻‍♀️
I’m not the type to intrude into someone’s relationship and I would never want to hurt someone or have anything similar happen to me vice-versa but I can’t help how I feel and I’m not sure what to do with it especially since I have to go into his business frequently due to my office and now he’s made it clear that he is still interested in me.
We went through a lot in our time together and shared so much of our lives and what we have been through as people and honestly I do really care for him but I know it’s just not right for me to care for someone who’s engaged.
I know I should tell my boss I no longer want to go into his business but another part of me has this wanting to be around him and see if there is something real behind us that I will always question myself that I missed out on..
Signed a very confused individual. 😞
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2023.04.01 10:18 Lordofthe305 CPWA High$takes

CPWA High$takes
We open on a Hollywood-themed casino.
Narrator: Welcome to the biggest event in all of CPWA.
The doors swing open and we see slot machines with the names and faces of various CPWA talents, including "The Number One Pick" LeJuan Jones, The Jordans (Shelton, Elijah, Deron "Ron", and Cedric), Keith Yang, and Kaine Harris.
Narrator: Where everything is more than on the line.
We then see a poker table where King Shaka, Ivan Markov, Jordan Angle, Logan Lemming, and "The King of Mexican Strong Style" Antonio Garcia are sitting and playing cards.
Narrator: Where having an ace up your sleeve can change the difference between victory and defeat.
We then see the Hart Sisters (Crystal and Tracy), The Olympians (Clarissa Yang and Regina Lewis), Mary Addams, "The Orange Idol Princess" Aiko Yoshida, Cristina Moreira, and Queen Sheba all placing bets.
Narrator: Where lady luck can is a fighting dame.
We then see every superstar at a roulette table as we see someone blowing dice in their hands as they shake and throw them at the table.
Narrator: Roll the dice, always bet on black, and remember that the stakes are more than high! This is High stakes!
De La Soul's "Stakes is High" plays in the arena as pyro we see pyro go off for a few seconds, followed by cheering from the crowd.
Brian Kinsley: We welcome to CPWA High$takes! We are coming to you live from Los Angeles. Brian Kinsley along with Anthony Harris and Sir Samuel Stewart, we have finally arrived for the big one! Every championship is on the line including the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship as Kaine Harris defends the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship against Shelton Jordan, Keith Yang, and "The Number One Pick" LeJuan Jones! Let's get right to the action!
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for...
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Announcer: And it is for the CPWA Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship!
Men at Work's "Down Under" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, the team of Remy LaCroix and Wade Parker, the Quebec Outback Connection.
Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they are Steve and Adam, the Odenkirks.
80s Synth Track Nightscapes plays in the arena.
Announcer: Finally, from Los Angeles, they are the CPWA Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions, the team of Mark Starr and Ricky Vice, StarrVice!

Match 1: CPWA Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship: The Quebec Outback Connection (Remy LaCroix and Wade Parker) vs. The Odenkirks (Steve and Adam) vs. StarrVice (c) (Mark Starr and Ricky Vice)
The opener wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't good either. Aside from the huge pop StarrVice got, they didn't get any offense going. The Odenkirks were decimating their opponents and were looking to secure the victory quickly, but the QOC prevented that from happening. StarrVice rallied themselves back into the match, which saw Ricky Vice pull off a diving plancha onto Remy LaCroix and the Odenkirks. This allowed Mark Starr to hit the Starlight Driver on Wade Parker for StarrVice to retain the CPWA Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships.
2 out of 5 stars.
After the match, StarrVice celebrated with the crowd.
We cut backstage as we see Kevin Meyers interviewing "The Number One Pick" LeJuan Jones and Brother Julius. LeJuan says that he will regain the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship and prove to everyone that he is "The Chosen One" and remain on top of the CPWA.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is a fatal-four Cruiserweight showcase!
Almighty 3's "To The Other MC's" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Opa-Locka, Florida, he is Money Mark!
Punjabi MC's "Sounds of the Des" plays in the arena
Announcer: Next, from Mumbai, India, Sharnaz Khan.
Tego Calderon's "Mil Cosas" plays in the arena
Announcer: Next, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Angel Vega
Less Than Jake's "P.S. Shock The World" plays in the background.
Announcer: And the final participant, from New Orleans, Louisiana, Jason Reynolds.

Match 2: Fatal Four-Way Cruiserweight Showcase: Money Mark vs. Sharnaz Khan vs. Angel Vega vs. Jason Reynolds
There's a good reason why the cruiserweights always put on a great show and this was no exception. Angel Vega started the match hot, followed by some high-flying attacks on Money Mark and Sharnaz Khan. There was a scary moment in the match where Jason Reynolds almost knocked himself out when he missed a shooting star press on Khan. Despite the scare, Reynolds managed to fight his way back into the match. Angel Vega would win the match Angel's Wings (Wing Clipper) on Sharnaz Khan to get the win.
We cut to a music video hyping up the Hart Sisters, Crystal and Tracy.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the CPWA Women's Tag Team Championship.
Leo Arnaud's "Bulger's Dream" plays in the arena
Announcer: Introducing first, representing The Olympians, they are the team of Clarissa Yang and Regina Lewis
"Hitman" plays in the arena
Announcer: And their opponents, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, they are the CPWA Women's Tag Team Champions, Crystal and Tracy, the Hart Sisters.
Match 3: CPWA Women's Tag Team Championship: The Olympians (Clarissa Yang and Regina Lewis) vs. The Hart Sisters (Crystal and Tracy)
It was a technical showcase between two teams with lots of grappling, takedowns, and submissions. The Olympians had control of the match, isolating Tracy from Crystal. Every time Crystal got the tag, the referee never saw it, forcing Crystal back to her corner. Eventually, Crystal would get the hot tag, as she was a house of fire, taking down both Clarissa Yang and Regina Lewis. Crystal placed the sharpshooter on Lewis to make her tap out as the Hart Sisters regained the CPWA Women's Tag Team Championship.
2 out of 5 stars.
We are then shown a hype package that covers the rivalry between "The King of Mexican Strong Style" Antonio Garcia and Logan Lemming.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall with a 25-minute time limit.
Vincente Fernandez's "Los Mandados" plays in the arena as a Mariachi band plays and leads "The King of Mexican Strong Style.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Mexico City, Mexico, he is "The King of Mexican Strong Style," Antonio Garcia.
Motley Crue's "Shout At The Devil" plays in the arena as a rock band plays the tune.
Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger, accompanied to the ring by Monroe Storm, from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, he is Logan Lemming.
Match 4: "The King of Mexican Strong Style" Antonio Garcia vs. Logan Lemming
Aside from the huge pop that "The King of Mexican Strong Style" received, this match felt completely flat. As much as there were hard-hitting attacks from both men, only a half of the crowd was into this match. Thankfully, the match ended with Antonio Garcia placing Logan in a Surfboard Press to win.
1 out of 5 stars.
We cut to backstage and we see Kimberly Reynolds interviewing Shelton Jordan. Shelton believes that this will be the night that not only will he win the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship, but Deron "Ron" Jordan will become the next CPWA International Champion.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the CPWA Hardcore Championship.
Yoshida Brothers' "Storm" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Kagoshima, Japan, he is the CPWA Hardcore Champion Kenshiro Ishii.
Kenshiro Ishii stands in the ring awaiting his opponent. Suddenly, the lights go out and we hear an ominous female voice.
Female voice: Pretty Boy...oh, my sweet sweet Pretty Boy...the time has come. Punish...them...all!
Glitter Wasteland's "Cold War (Nightcrawler Remix)" plays in the arena as the lights come back on with a bluish and red color as Pretty Boy makes his debut.
Brian Kinsley: My god! He's here! It's...Pretty Boy!
Anthony Harris: Look at the bloodstains on the brother's suit! Who or what did he kill before he got here?
Sir Samuel Stewart: Whoever was going to face Kenshiro Ishii for the Hardcore Championship. I'm going to have nightmares of this guy.
Match 5: CPWA Hardcore Championship: Kenshiro Ishii (c) vs. Pretty Boy
The highly-anticipated debut of Pretty Boy lived up to the hype, but as for the match itself, Kenshiro threw everything at him, but Pretty Boy wasn't budging. Even throwing weapons in the ring couldn't slow down Pretty Boy. A simple chokeslam and tombstone pile driver was all it took to put away Kenshiro Ishii as Pretty Boy would win the CPWA Hardcore Championship.
3 out of 5 stars.
We cut to a hype package covering the rivalry between "The Orange Idol Princess" Aiko Yoshida and "The Iron Maiden" Mary Addams
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the CPWA Women's International Championship.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's "PONPONPON" plays in the arena as the crowd claps along to the beat and chants her name.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Yokohama, Japan, she is "The Orange Idol Princess" Aiko Yoshida.
Iron Maiden's "The Prisoner" plays in the arena as "The Iron Maiden" Mary Addams emerged from an actual Iron Maiden, which emerges from the stage, as part of her entrance.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Boston, Massachusetts, she is the CPWA Women's International Champion "The Iron Maiden" Mary Addams.
Match 6: CPWA Women's International Championship: "The Orange Idol Princess" Aiko Yoshida vs. "The Iron Maiden" Mary Addams (c)
To sum up this match in one word wouldn't be enough. Brutal, hard-hitting, smash-mouth, whatever you want to call it, it was not pretty as Mary Addams had her way with Aiko Yoshida. Addams made the mistake of toying with Yoshida, which prompted a spirited comeback. It looked like Yoshida was going to win the match, but it wasn't meant to be as Mary Addams placed Yoshida in the Iron Maiden to retain the CPWA Women's International Championship.
3 out of 5 stars.
After the match, Shiori Yoshimura entered the ring to confront Mary Addams, perhaps signaling herself as the next challenger for the CPWA Women's International Championship.
We cut to a hype package for King Shaka.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall with a 25-minute time limit.
Aloe Blacc's "A King is Born" plays in the arena as King Shaka is carried on a throne as part of his entrance.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Johannesburg, South Africa, he is King Shaka
Red Army Choir's "The Artilleryman's Song" plays in the arena. Ivan Markov is accompanied to the ring by "Russian Soldiers".
Announcer: And his opponent, from St. Petersburg, Russia, Ivan Markov.

Match 7: King Shaka vs. Ivan Markov
This was quite the star-making match as Ivan Markov continues to find momentum within his time in CPWA. It was a back-and-forth match that saw both men giving it their all. In the end, it would be a Markov Recliner (The Accolade/Steiner Recliner) that would put away King Shaka in a shocking victory.
4 out of 5 stars.
We cut back from intermission and we return back to the ring.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a triple-threat match for the CPWA Television Championship.
Aka-Manto Chase Theme plays in the arena as red lights engulf the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from the bowels of Jigoku, he is Aka-Manto.
An organ cover to Runaway Casket plays in the arena as we see a hearse drive down the ramp. Two pallbearers open the backdoor and take out a casket and place it on a cot. The pallbearers open the casket, revealing The Mortician, who enters the ring.
Announcer: Introducing next, from the Resting Peace funeral home, he is the CPWA Television Champion, The Mortician.
Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" (Elliot Loud version) plays in the arena as Mangod makes his way through the crowd, headbutting people at random.
Announcer: And finally, from God knows where, he is the CPWA Television Champion, Mangod!
Match 8: CPWA Television Championship: Aka-Manto vs. The Mortician vs. Mangod (c)
A wild and crazy triple-threat match had to be one of the better highlights of the night. All three competitors at one point or another held the CPWA Television Championship, so they knew what was at stake. Although Aka-Manto and The Mortician started off the match double-teaming Mangod, the wild man himself went on the offensive and never looked back. There was even a spot where Mangod did a Glorious Headbutt from Hell diving spot on both Aka-Manto and The Mortician, who were concealed in the casket. The match ended with another Glorious Headbutt From Hell on Aka-Manto for the win.
4 out of 5 stars.
After the match, Mangod swung the CPWA Television Championship over his head a la Seth Freakin' Rollins before going into the crowd to celebrate.
We cut to backstage and we see Kevin Meyers interviewing Keith Yang. Keith Yang talks about how it will be destiny for him to become CPWA World Heavyweight Champion and that he will make history tonight.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall with a 25-minute time limit.
Hayabusa's "Fight With Dream" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Yokohama, Japan, he is Shadow Nagasaki.
Ultimo Dragon's 2nd theme plays in the arena.
Announcer: His tag team partners, introducing first, from Shanghai, China, making his CPWA debut, El Oro De Fenix
JB Rock's Metal cover of the Gladiator theme plays in the arena.
Announcer: Finally, from El Colosseo de Mexico, he is El Gladiador!
Leo Arnaud's "Bulger's Dream" plays in the arena
Announcer: And their opponents, representing The Olympians, the team of Ryan Phelps, Miles Orozco, and Jordan Angle
Match 9: Six-Man Tag Match: Shadow Nagasaki, El Oro De Fenix, and El Gladiador vs. The Olympians (Ryan Phelps, Miles Orozco, and Jordan Angle)
This match had no story or heat to speak of, but the only highlight was seeing Jordan Angle get involved with this big event in some way. Sadly, this doesn't favor The Olympians at all. The highlights of the night saw Shadow Nagasaki, Miles Orozco, and the debuting El Oro De Fenix fly around the ring. The match ended with a Phoenix Splash from El Oro De Fenix.
2 out of 5 stars.
We have a hype package for Cristina Moreira.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the CPWA Women's Championship.

Estrada de Estrela plays in the arena as samba dancers and a carnival float accompany Cristina Moreira to the ring.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, she is the inaugural Star Empress Tournament winner Cristina Moreira.
Queen Latifah's "Wrath of my Madness" plays in the arena as Queen Sheba is accompanied to the ring by several female guards.
Announcer: And her opponent, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa but now residing in Miami, Florida, she is Queen Sheba.

Match 10: CPWA Women's Championship: Cristina Moreira vs. Queen Sheba (c)
As much as this match was highly anticipated, it really didn't live up to the hype. Both women shook hands, but after that, it was a matter of who could dominate who in the ring. Queen Sheba had the match won, but a Spinning Float Over DDT from Moreira secured her the victory and the CPWA Women's Championship.
1 out of 5 stars.
After the match, Cristina Moreira shook hands with Queen Sheba.
Announcer: The following contest is a six-man ladder match for the CPWA Cruiserweight Championship!
M.O.P.'s "Fly N***a Hill F***a" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Brooklyn, New York, "The Hi-Fli Kid," Jerome Evans.
The March of Death theme plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, from Guadalajara, Mexico, this is El Colibri
Blood Brothers' "Replica" plays in the arena
Announcer: Next, representing The Commonwealth, from Adelaide, Australia, he is Kelly Lawton
Mysterious music plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, from Guadalajara, Mexico, this is Silver Eyes.
Rain's "It's Raining" begins to play in the arena
Announcer: Next, from Seoul, South Korea, he is "The Korean Idol" Han Sang-Hoon!
DJ Mercer's "Alright" plays in the arena.
Announcer: And finally, from Tokyo, Japan, he is the CPWA Cruiserweight Champion, MAGNUM Koyama.
Match 11: Six-Man Ladder Match for the CPWA Cruiserweight Championship: "The Hi-Fli Kid" Jerome Evans vs. El Colibri vs. Kelly Lawton vs. Silver Eyes vs. "The Korean Idol" Han Sang-Hoon vs. MAGNUM Koyama
Another match that was highly anticipated and didn't let up on the crazy moments. Right away Kelly Lawton seized the opportunity to climb up the ladder and looked to take the belt for himself, only to be stopped by the rest of the competitors. Jerome Evans, El Colibri, and Silver Eyes each dived off the ladder, performing crazy high-flying attacks. MAGNUM Koyama appeared to be poised to retain the Cruiserweight Championship, only for Han-Sang Hoon to knock him off. This led to a very opportunistic Kelly Lawton to climb the ladder and claiming the CPWA Cruiserweight Championship for himself.
4 out of 5 stars.
We cut to an undisclosed and dark area somewhere in the arena as we see Kaine Harris talk about retaining the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship and building a legacy of his own.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the CPWA International Championship.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's "The Creator" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Miami, Florida, he is Deron "Ron" Jordan.
Blue Blood plays in the arena.
Announcer: And his opponent, representing The Commonwealth, he is the CPWA International Champion, Lord Phillip Byron IV.
Match 12: CPWA International Championship: Deron "Ron" Jordan vs. Lord Phillip Byron IV
This match was a back-and-forth affair between two competitors with different styles. The high-flying, striking, and technical Deron "Ron" Jordan took on the technically refined powerhouse in Lord Phillip Byron IV. Lord Phillip Byron IV had the match won with the Octopus Stretch, but Elijah Jordan interfered and distracted the referee. This allowed Ron to counter the hold and hit the Mad Ride (Cross Rhodes), followed by the solar eclipse to get the win and become the new CPWA International Champion.
2 out of 5 stars.
We see a hype package between the Odenkirks, the Newton Boys, and the Yoshimuras.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs triple-threat match for the CPWA Tag Team Championship.
Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they are William and Jake, the Odenkirks!
Blake Shelton's "Good Ole Boys" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, from the great state of Tennessee, Roy and Zechariah, the Newton Boys.
GACKT's "Redemption" plays in the arena
Announcer: Finally, from Osaka, Japan, they are the CPWA Tag Team Champions, Ryota and Daigo, the Yoshimuras.
Match 13: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs triple-threat match for the CPWA Tag Team Championship: The Odenkirks (William and Jake) vs. The Newton Boys (Roy and Zechariah) vs. Ryota and Daigo Yoshimura (c)
Much like the ladder match with the cruiserweights, the tables, ladders, and chairs match was also thrilling. The Odenkirks and The Newtons continued their feud, but the Yoshimuras weren't going to b ignored for long. From brutal chair shots to broken tables, and even a diving ladder spot from Jake Odenkirk, this match was entertaining. The Yoshimuras retained their belts.
4 out of 5 stars.
We receive confirmation that next year's High$takes will take place in Philadelphia.
We get a hype package with Shelton Jordan, Keith Yang, "The Number One Pick" LeJuan Jones, and Kaine Harris.
We cut back to the arena.
Announcer: The following contest is a fatal four-way scheduled for...
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Announcer: And it is for the CPWA World Heavyweight Championship!
Buckshot, Skyzoo, Promise, and Sean Price's "I'm Better Than You" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Brother Julius, from Columbus, Ohio, he is "The Number One Pick," LeJuan Jones.
The Roots' "Do You Want More" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, introducing first, representing The Jordan family, from Miami, Florida, he is Shelton Jordan.
Bambu's "Chairman Mao" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Next, from Shanghai, China, he is Keith Yang.

Yonosuke Kitamura's "Lunatic" plays in the arena.
Announcer: Finally, accompanied to the ring by his angel, Jessica, from Oakland, California, he is the CPWA World Heavyweight Champion Kaine Harris.
Main Event: CPWA World Heavyweight Championship: "The Number One Pick" LeJuan Jones vs. Shelton Jordan vs. Keith Yang vs. Kaine Harris (c)
The main event saw all four competitors battle each other for the world title. Right away, Lejuan Jones was easily discarded, along with Kaine Harris. However, "The Number One Pick" would have a few near falls of his own. Not to be outdone Keith Yang rallied back into the match and looked like he was going to secure the victory, but it was not meant to be as Shelton Jordan would hit the exploder suplex on LeJuan Jones for the three count and to become the new CPWA World Heavyweight Champion.
3 out of 5 stars.
Confetti falls from the sky and pyro goes off as Shelton is crowned the new CPWA World Heavyweight Champion. Elijah, Deron "Ron", and Cedric all enter the ring to celebrate with him as High$takes fades to black.
The results from
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2023.04.01 10:15 jiquvox Complete guide to Kathy Rain's lore/plot secrets SPOILERS

Table of content
Part 1 Sources
Part 2 Theory about the supernatural plot
Part 3 Chronology of the events


Having played the game in its original version last week I felt at the same time charmed by the gameplay/mood and kinda puzzled/frustrated by the story. I will add my review in a different post.
Looking around to find an explanation, I didnt find anything really consistent. In fact I found other people sharing the same frustration toward the elusive plot.
But I did find out there was a director's cut version and ended up watching long parts of a video walkthrough of the DC version. Even the game plot still remains fairly elusive , It turned out to be a lot more complete/rounded up.
Scrubbing through key moments and comparing both versions, I ended up figuring out a narrative that would make sense of the plot. So to perfectly clear, this is a spoiler full guide for people who ended up frustrated by the mysteries of the game. I DISADVISE READING IF YOU HAVENT PLAYED THE GAME.
I will refer to the original game as OG and the Director's cut as DC. When I dont mention anything it normally means that the quote stays the same in both version. A few words about DC itself from the author itself
From the author Krusbert in 2021
All the story changes I made to the game was to improve overall plot cohesion, fix pacing problems, tie up loose ends in the narrative and to establish a stronger background lore for more stories with Kathy
Hopefully that doesn’t feel like too much of a cop out, but trust that each cut was made deliberately and after careful consideration.”
The original plan was to make a series of games with Kathy right off the bat, thus the tagline and unresolved questions at the end.
I wont get in all changes of the DC but here are a few :
-lily and the grey double of the crimson one seem to disappear
(And correspondingly no mention of queen and knight anymore. And king) . Probably to tighten the story around existing character
the grey man in dream day 3 is completely substituted by the crimson man , performing the exact same role with the boy and the painting
-The crimson man has more importance
-And the crimson eye appear on screen in the abyss
overall DC version simplifies/eliminate obscure part , stresses some part/adds more specific details to convey its secret plot in much more accessible way
but in some part, the writer seems to have partly changed the mystic plot
regarding Lily , Father Isaac answers on day 4 once he's jailed
while she's both described as "a conundrum" in both OG and DC, her ultimate fate dramatically differs : in OG : in death ascended united with the holy conduit (and she materializes indeed as the three lights on day 5 in the below dimension)
in DC : Alas there is no hiding from god. Her soul knows only fire and brimstone now. (and she doesnt appear at all in the DC version )


You have 6 sources of mystic information
but some might not be reliable or only partly reliable
*Jimmy Cochran (on tape and on day 4) . They are several characteristics that make him the prime authority about the plot.
-he considers himself the sharpest tool in the box. It's a frequent trope in fiction to reverse the obvious : King Lear sees the duplicity of his daughters once he becomes blind. Mad men are frequently the sane character in fiction.
-he shows by far the largest awareness of what’s going on in the game, commenting on almost every aspect of the plot.
-He is also the most cryptic to the point Kathy express her frustration
-He calls out other witness - he calls the church of holy trinity “misguided faithful”
-He has a very peculiar condition : his mind was split in two.
*Father bill notes/tape :
Partly unreliable base on Jimmy Cochran opinion. His tape is considerably expanded in DC .
*Priest Isaac you met him on day 1,3 but he becomes especially open once he’s arrested on day 4
Very unreliable based on four elements
-Jimmy : the church of the holy trinity are “misguided”
- even father Bill disapproves of his actions (made very clear in DC version)
-Isaac can’t see the Crimson man once his father dies.
Isaac commits suicide upon hearing the tape of his father disapproval
-his vision of Lily's fate change dramatically between OG and DC version.
His opinion isnt' meaningless but it's arguable at best, tangential at worst.
However both Jimmy and Priest Isaac call Lily a chronicler so he might be partly right
*The Crimson man (and indirectly his Grey double in dreams of day 2 and 3 in OG version)
*Lily who appears only in OG Version on Day 5 in the Abyss toward the end
* Joseph Rain at the end in both OG and DC version



The supernatural plot can be summarized in 3 key ideas.
1-The lights/below dimension are real but not divine, simply dangerous natural phenomenon
The below/source/cradle of darkness/ holy of the holies (isaac) is essentially a distorted mirror dimension
2- the below distorts desires and fears
2-1 Father Bill and his son Isaac are both tormented person who projected their own religious desires/fears inside the below and created the Crimson one/ the Old god
2-2 the Crimson one is Isaac
2-3 the Old god is Father Bill
2-4 a doctrine of salvation with different application : although they both want to save sinners, Father bill and Isaac vision of the mending is significantly different.
3- the below also distorts time .
3-1In the real world the time is in a loop creating possible time paradox
3-2 Below the time flows differently
3-3 people who have a connection with the below can acquire foretelling ability
3-4 Lily

SECTION 1-the lights, the below dimension and the red flowers are real dangerous phenomenon.

1.1 the lights are not hallucination, they are real
proof : because of the photo taken by Jimmy Cochran and found in Joseph Rain briefcase on day 1 and developed on day 2)
-But they are not divine, they are a dangerous natural phenomenon
Jimmy : the lights are neither divine nor unholy. They are but a distortion of ourselves
Joseph in unit tape on day 4 in DC version expands considerably on their nature :
I have come to believe that the glowing lights are burst of energy, similar to the static discharge that cause lightning . However instead of a positive and a negative electric charge , the colliding forces have a dimensional nature. Assuming this hypothesis is correct, the lights would only appear at the edge of the zone.
Their nature is much more arguable in OG but in DC they first and foremost are a sign you ‘re entering the zone of the threshold : the dark pit where your mind can enter another dimension. The source/below (what the church call the holy of holies).
Being a place of collision between the dimensions touching the lights can have disastrous consequences depending on the invidual.
1.2 The red flowers
They allow to properly enter the below dimension.
By extension they are the real link to this alternate dimension. That’s why Kathy burns them at the end in order to cut off the source.
Joseph DC version on day 5 : I've come to understand the red flowers anchor this realm to the real world
1.3 The below/source/cradle of obscurity/ the holy of holies
it is a essentially a distorted mirror of our own dimension in 2 way
Joseph in DC version on day 5 : I can only give you my pointless theories which range from everything between divine punishment and a mindless force of nature

Section 2- The below distorts fear and desire

intro - the fundamentally twisted nature of the below
Jimmy (talking about the lights) they are but twisted reflection of us. Everything we long for and desire
Joseph DC version : it takes each of your fears , every source of guilt and turns them against us
in the other hand it's mostly useless on unconflicted, pure individual like happy christian Eileen
In DC version when Kathy opens her aborted child coffin, the Crimson man makes a difference between people : his kind like broken people like her who can be mended/who embrace them -Kathy is conflicted with his anger toward her father who abandoned her, her guilt toward her mother for putting her in an asylum , her guilt toward the kid she aborted as a teenager. Joseph is a really good person but he felt in great pain for losing Kathy which makes him a good candidate for the mending too.
Happy go lucky people like Kathy's friend Eileen are simply “greedy little piglets that seem to get away " Another example is Nathan, the brother of Lily : he is introduced as simple minded, with a childish mind , void of internal conflict and as a result the lights don’t affect him.
The below needs tormented people to work
Speaking of tormented people …
2-1-Father Bill and his son Isaac are tormented person whose own religious desires/fears are distorted inside the below/source/cradle creating the Crimson man/ the Old god and made this place what we see in the game
Again Jimmy points out how the church of the holy trinity is wrong, calling them "misguided faithful" and stating "the lights are neither divine nor unholy"
But let's wind black the clock to the genesis of the Church in spring 71
Bill had 2 sons : Joshua and Isaac - those are very religious name . You don't name give those kind of name twice by accident.
The Price family mausoleum shows that Joshua was born in 61 and Isaac in 59. So it seems to strongly imply that BEFORE Bill even became a pastor, back when was still a traveling salesman, he had already a very religious mind.
-Also both Father Bill and his son Isaac are shown to be very conflicted individual
concerning Father Bill and the creation of the church , his own son Isaac expressedly established he was a conflicted individual at the time of the incident
this day was different. My father held dark thoughts in his mind. He was angry, thinking of evil deeds, even considering swerving off the road into a rock and ending it all. Then suddenly, divine internation! three bright lights appeared.
not only but upon hearing Father Bill tape on day 4 ) in DC version (where it becomes much more expressive than OG) , Kathy specificially exclaims "Jeez, Father Bills was a nutty! "
Isaac shows even stronger inner conflict - not only commits a desperate suicide after hearing his father disapproval , he was already a conflicted individual in his youth oh yes I was a teenager back then, full of rebellion, every fiber of my being wanting to distance myself from my father
2-2 the crimson man is Isaac reborn after suicide
It might seem surprising because Isaac exists at the same time as Isaac and even condemns the Crimson one. Now let’s put aside the mechanics of how it works for a moment there are 6 proofs of the identity of the Crimson one
*2-2-1 Jimmy “Let's go see the man you reunited with his family” on day 4
Jimmy speaks in riddles when interrogated by Kathy on day 4. But when it comes to the Crimson man Jimmy describes him in a very odd and specific way “Let's go see the man you reunited with his family”.
-Isaac family are all dead based on the Price familial mauselum . There are 7 graves. Isaac grave is the only one without a death date.
-The tv in jail /father billy says “Welcome home son” when Priest Isaac kills himself
- Jimmy can see the future /all timeline , so he can see Kathy giving Isaac the information leading to his suicide which “reunite him with his family” since they’re all dead
* 2-2-2 the portrait of father bill crying blood on day 4
when Kathy touches the lights on day 4: she has a vision of the Crimson man issuing mockery statement about victims that make Father bill portrait cry blood
In DC version the content of the tape left by father Bill in the safe behind the portrait is made much more explicit than in OG
my visions concerning my sons are troubling ... I've watched them become corrupted with pride, turning their backs on the very foundations of our faith ... I've seen great sins committed : Act of violence and intimidation ,. Outsiders brought to hallowed ground with neither reverence nor ritualthere are dark dreams indeed. I pray that they never come to pass, lest my soul shall weep tears of blood
this is Father Bill vision about Isaac come to pass.
*2-2-3 -Jimmy in OG version on day 4 says the Crimson man is a great ally of Joseph
At face value it seems very confusing considering Joseph very much wants to close the source.
It makes a lot more sense when you consider Isaac had huge respect for Joseph. here's what Isaac says of Joseph on day 3
He and my father did charity work together, Joseph was around a lot when I was young. Joseph was the person who convinced me to become a priest Jospeh made me realize my sinful pride and showed me how I should follow my heart , regardless of what others might think. And for that I am eternally grateful.
2-2-4 : The crimson one is repeatedly referred as having no name/ lost his name.
-The crimson man wheen he meets Kathy on day 3 says his name has been taken from him
that's because the Crimson man exist at the same time as Isaac (as for the why we're going to talk about time in Kathy Rain) : so he cannot call himself Isaac anymore.
specifically in DC it's added on the tape of Father Bill on day 4 the Crimson one is described in the following way
only he is poised to understand the struggle of those who are lost : the broken and guilt ridden .To have no name is to have a shattered spirit.
Isaac feels extremely guilty over his actions to the point he committed suicide and his spirit is very much shattered.
*2-2-5 he looks vaguely like an hairless version of Isaac with black eyes

2-3 As for the Old God it is arguably Father Bill himself.
in DC version there is the appearance of a great red eye
the Crimson one talks with a great red eye on tv on day 2 , the great red eye appears again on tv on day 5
And Isaac describes Father bill trial in the following way :
under the watchful gaze of his GREAT EYE, God tested father's faith in countless ways. Fueled by conviction and a sense of purpose, Father persevered.
in OG and DC it is pointed out that Father Bill ascended to unite with God. That is the ultimate god of the mending.
in OG Father bill notes have specifically notes with initial in front of the description of people who ascended : it is marked "FB ?" in blue (arguable who wrote that. The only logical choice would be Kathy but it's still kinda shaky. Those notes disappear in OG)
Also the TV in the prison seem to be Father Bill speaking since he says "welcome home son" when Isaac commits suicide.
which echoes the fact the great eye is on the tv in the below
2-4 the agenda is nothing but a twisted version of christian theology and rites
2-4-1 the Mending, a hardcore twist on Christian idea of salvation
to Kathy question once Isaac is in jail what is your church really about Isaac ? what are your trying to accomplish Isaac answers in a surprisingly honest and self-aware way "the same as any other church. All we want is the salvation of mankind"
The "Mending" is at the core of the dogma of the church of holy trinity and it's about salvageing the sinners. As shown by the notes of Father Bill you recover in a safe on day 4
it reflects Father Bill and Isaac desire to save people although they seem differently motivated. Father Bill might truly believe this/act out compassion and reflects his own desire of salvation.In the other hand, Isaac faith seem far less benevolent and shows a lot of pride/moral superiority : You can try child. I have God on my side. Regarding the God he worships, he makes very clear it's a different kind of God , Old might as well mean original here : Of course not. I am talking about the Old God, slumbering in the darkness beyond and it's a way once again to give Isaac some superiority/ pride because HE knows the “real” god.
Incidentally the "Old God" name is also interesting - because while Catholic church insist that there is only one God, an idea that frequently circulates about the Christian God is that the Ancien and New testament are two different gods. The Ancient testament God is associated with cataclysms and ominous warnings and punishment while Jesus frequently preaches God Love in the New Testament . Kathy rain kinda rides on that idea of a terrible mysterious god /ancient testament like so the Old God is fitting.
2-4-2 a controversial doctrine that involves pain
Like most zealot their faith can turn kinda inhumane and cruel though. In theory it is well meaning. They want people to be happy osave them. But it’s still based on the predicate most people are sick/sinner. Isaac is the worst.
The Crimson one refers to it as “taking one's medicine”
about Lily : He wanted her to take her medicine (Nathan recollection about Lily and the crimson one)
About Kathy before she gets in the source : All we want is for you to take you medicine Kathy. For you to grow and be happy.
But the mending and generally the connection with the below can make people tremendously suffer (lily, jimmy) and sometimes outright break mentally some people-turn them catatonic (joseph, eileen and countless unnamed other victim according to Isaac himself) :
Regarding the possible failure of the mending, the Crimson man is slightly apologetic about it: “What one wants and what one is able to do are different “ The crimson one doesn’t force people the way Isaac does even if he's not entirely above manipulation.
In the other hand, Isaac is so focused on his divine mission that he’s straight up indifferent to the people. It's not only collateral damage (A necessary evil. I look at the bigger picture, the greater good.) When pushed, Isaac clearly shows his colors, if it fails it's very much the fault of the sinner. All I did was bring them face to face with God. If they chose to reject him , they were beyond redemption.
That‘s the pride Father Bill was warning against. Isaac is extremely self-righteous and considers he knows better and can do no wrong. Which is pretty rich because Isaac is aping his father but without understanding much about his doctrine and arguably being outright ignorant about some of its aspects.
2-4-3 Isaac shortcomings : ignorance, lack of empathy and pride
It is specifically suggested that Isaac is far less convincing than his father (besides his lack of charisma, his lack of empathy sure didn't help).
-the church flourished and continued to grow all the way up until his suddent death in 1983.That's when I stepped in to take leadership of the Church
-I take it that the church started declining after the death of Father Bill ?
-yes naturallly so, with such an magnetic personality he was irreplaceable
Isaac quickly tries to defend the church is still thriving but Kathy points out two signs that things are relatively dire for the church now :
about the church : Looks kinda empty to me
about her first meeting with Isaac at the cemetary : What's up with you handing out pamphlets at funerals then ? trying to reel them in when they're weak ?
And that’s why the Crimson one Disappears as soon as Isaac takes over. See Isaac testimony once he’s arrested and how he rejects the notion of Kathy even meeting the Crimson one.
Preposterous. No one has seen that apostate since Father’s death.
The Crimson One disappears because Isaac is simply unable to Bring willingly subject to the faith , in such a way the Crimson one refuses to have anything to do with this. The Crimson one wants willing subject.
Remember that the Crimson one doesn’t oppose Kathy leaving before the stairs of judgment /right at the threshold of the mending :
This is crazy, I could just walk away , just ride on my bike and drive. Forget I was ever here.
Nothing is stopping you.
She has to do it on her own free will .
In DC version Father Bill tape says so explicitedly : the mending is a gift and a duty. But it must begin in the heart of a true believer. Someone who yearns for change and possesses the dedication and perseverance to achieve it.
In spite of trying to look all-knowing, it’s very arguable whether Isaac even knows where is the Treshold pit to the below. :
that’s probably why he steals Lily painting. Since the Crimson one disappeared he wanted to bring the sinners to the treshold himself . But he doesn't know where the treshold is. He figures that since Lily received divine knowledge from God, her painting might give clues about where to find the treshold . He's not entirely wrong since Lily painting clearly helped Joseph Rain to find the Source. He's just wrong about those being some sort of secret he needs to unlock by defacing the paintings.
His storage unit makes his frustration clear as he not only deface all her painting to find a secret Clue but writes on the wall "where is it ? " (the stealing must at least happen after 1981 since Joseph saw all of them ) the fact he disfigures them looking for a secret truth also fit his pride/superiority complex : there has to be a secret truth - one he’s the only fit to perceive.
-Remember he brings Eileen to his father mausoleum. And he doesnt need to know where the treshshold is to find red flowers : it is shown the red flower grows also at the edge of the forest
-Although he says he brought sinners to the stair of judgment, considering his gigantic pride he might simply be lying rather than admit he doesn’t even know something as central to his faith . In fact he considers even “preposterous “ the very idea of Kathy meeting the Crimson one when HE has been actively looking for him for years. The entire worldview of Isaac is based on the idea is a faithful servant of the Old God and he has superior knowledge and needs to guide the lost souls/ teach them the secret truth.
As for why the Crimson one and Isaac MO differs in spite of being originally the same person : remember that Isaac is very distraught by hearing his father stern disapproval and wonder outloud if has strayed from the faith, eventually committing suicide soon afterward. The Crimson one is his reborn version whose ways are corrected to fit his father gentler faith.
I will atone for my sins
But how is it even possible for the Crimson one and Isaac being in the first place ? . That brings us to the time aspect of Kathy Rain.

Section 3-time loop and foretelling ability

3-1 time loop in the real world
It’s Kinda hard to fully understand how time works in Kathy Rain world but the game seems to strongly suggest the real world is going through a time loop
-Jimmy seems to say that Kathy and him had this conversation several times in spite of her not remembering it And she is “ doing so much better than the last time
-in the director’s cut : “what came before must come again “ on Kathy father postcard in the hole he fell into in the abyss on day 5
3-2 time stand still in the below
And the mirror dimension seem to also distort time . Time pretty much seems to stand still in in the below.
Joseph talking about the time he went catatonic says : “it hasn’t been so long from my point of view”. It clearly implies that time doesn’t flow the same way in the abyss as in real world
While the real world runs in loops , the below arguably stand still or very slow. It might explain the time paradox of having both Isaac and the Crimson one : Isaac commits suicide in one time loop and is reborn as the Crimson one ( that's the entire nature of time paradoxes )
3-3 foretelling
So if people create a connection with the below/the source they can see the future through the below but the toll on the mind is huge.
Jimmy Says he’s “below watching reruns
Jimmy states Lily can see “the loops, the infinite possibilities
-Jimmy also saw Kathy “over a great pit throwing the last memento of [her father] into the empty blackness below” ( which echoes her fight with her dad in the abyss on day 5)
There are even subtler hints like the message “inkier hearth / hopes in jar nemesis rule ” (which are anagrams for katherine rain, joseph rain, eileen summers ) found by Kathy on the fridge in the abyss in day 5 which is announced by the tv/father bill when she gets out of jail in day 4
This foretelling stuff brings us to Lily.
3-4 Lily
as for Lily : I’d say this part of the plot is really messy. What she can exactly do, what was the church plan for her, what is her ultimate fate.
At some level the writer kinda acknowledge that because in both version she is described in game as a “conundrum” and there seem to be a few contradictions.
No only but most importantly that there is clearly some evolution between OG and DC . See Isaac testimony about the fate post-death of Lily - it dramatically changes between OG and DC :
in OG : in death [she ]ascended , united with the holy conduit (the holy conduit is the religious name given to the lights by Isaac. And Lily materializes indeed as the three lights on day 5 in the below dimension in the OG version )
in DC : Alas there is no hiding from god. Her soul knows only fire and brimstone now. (and she doesnt appear at all in the DC version )
But it’s possible to get some general idea about Lily place in the plot, regardless of the inconsistencies
Lily connection with the below seems particularly strong : she saw the loops, the infinite possibilities
As for why her connection is so strong , it’s easy to miss, but, if you show the botanical note about the red flower to Sue , Lily's mother and asks her if she recognizes it she answers
“Sure smoked it a few times back in the day”
Similar to pot but much stronger and more unpredictable Never touched the stuff AFTER I got pregnant with Lily.”
it seems to hint that Sue might have smoked the red flower at the very start of her pregnancy . Doing so affected Lily in her womb and might have made created a latent connection with the below which fully activated once she found the lights . Keep in mind that the red flower is the key connection between the below and real world. (To some extent think Alia in Dune and how Jessica drunk the water of life while pregnant with her , exposing her unborn child to ancestral memories … which eventually drove her mad.)
As for her role, the Church/below clearly seems to see her Lily a tool to propagate their doctrine over the world :
in OG she’s literally described as “prophet” by Isaac on day4 ( in OG she even later merge with the lights ). She is also described as a “chronicler” by both Jimmy and Isaac But DC makes clearer the plans of the Church/below for her : Not only does Isaac blames her for rejecting the gift of prophecy of God.
But In DC day 3 the Crimson man says
Listen to the drawn girl (also OG)
She’s the one who slipped.
While she may be free in death , her cold wet hands still trap many in painful ignorance.
Lily was meant to be the one to really propagate the message and convert people to the religion.
Lily turns very unhappy once she found the lights and had visions.
In OG Isaac says she was “part prophet, part mender” in life. Arguably the reason of her suffering and unhappiness was the very visions she received. Consider also that Jimmy vision are not nearly as strong as Lily - he can only perceives some words ,. And consider that as a grown man it was already too Much and he was eventually interned
Lilly is specifically urged by the Crimson Man to “take her medicine” (which means undergoing the mending based on Crimson comment to Kathy) and “fights” with him according to Nathan .
Whether it was because she was unhappy and the Crimson one is naturally attracted to unhappy people or because the mending would have made her a better prophet/completed her connection is arguable . At any rate she resisted : most likely because she had already enough disturbing visions and the mending seemed to involve even more emotional pain.
With those core ideas setup, the chronology of events now makes some sense.


Spring 1971 William Price find the lights and becomes Father Bill
William Price then a travelling salesman, stumbles upon the lights ( Parowa Peak in DC, North of the lake in OG) . A tormented man and with a religious mindset (as shown by how he named his boys Isaac and Joshua ) he sees divine intervention in the apparition of the lights and creates the church of holy trinity.
He becomes Father Bill.
At some point between 1971 and his death in 1983 he undergoes the mending and his fears and desires reshapes the below to fit his religious mindset. Looking for his own personal salvation he imprints that narrative on the below .( The exact date of Father Bill mending and ascension isn’t clear : OG seems to hint it happened late in life as Isaac reject responsibility for Joseph accident arguing that “his father and him were not enlightened at the time” , DC seems on the contrary to hint it happened early as the lights led Father Bill to the holy of holy)
-1974 Lily Myers finds the light and the visions trouble her until she commits suicide
aged 15 and her brother Nathan finds the lights
the event happen on the lake in DC version, in a forest on OG version.
Although Lily used to draw since she was 10, her art change dramatically at this moment . She earns some foretelling ability in the process. Still she’s very disturbed and unhappy about the visions she receive as witnessed by her mother. The Crimson man urges her to undergo the mending which she most likely reject. She become more and more depressed /her painting become darker and darker.
On 14/07/1975 She ultimately commits suicide by proxy, forcing her brother Nathan to drown her.

around 1981 Jimmy Cochran finds the lights and his mind split
-Jimmy Cochran somehow stumbles upon the lights in the forest . irresistibly drawn to them, he can’t help touching them and his mind is split in two : one part goes below, one part stays upside in his body. He confides to Joseph, a childhood friend and fellow pilot, about the lights. The latter then decides to find the source and cut it off to save Jimmy
(arguably Joseph also might have bought into the whole “mending” stuff of the church and looking for emotional healing - he apparently respects Father Bill and he is in great emotional pain at this point in his life - he’s missing Kathy and trying hard to get her back as shown by his appeal for custody paperwork dated 1981/07/15. ) .
1981 Joseph Rain
The game clearly state that Joseph is looking for the source .
Not only that but it strongly hint , especially in DC version, that to end he’s looking for the lights and finds one of the lights through Lily painting :
In both version, Lily’s mother specifically says Joseph asked "if Lily had painted something odd or strange" he looked at her paintings and clearly saw something immediately then he wrote something down on a piece of paper, thanked me and left .
Not only that, his accident happened soon after Now that I think about it, that whole ordeal happened to him not long after he came here A week maybe at the most
(And we know for a fact Lily found the lights. Nathan leads Kathy/us to the lights . DC version specifically shows a drawing by Nathan of Nathan and Lily finding the lights. And one of Joseph tape in DC version state clearly Assuming this hypothesis is correct, the lights would only appear at the edge of the zone. Joseph groundwork is actually the basis for us/Kathy triangulating the treshhold in the DC version by noting the places of apparition of the lights on the map. )
Joseph dedication to finding the source, inner turmoil about Kathy makes him a prime candidate for the mending and the Crimson man even starts visiting his dreams to prepare him.
On 1981/08/16 he eventually finds the threshold, enters the Source , fail the mending and his body goes catatonic for the next 14 years.
The source left untouched, Jimmy grows increasingly erratic. He eventually gets interned around 1982-1983 according to Charles Wade.
1983 Father Bill dies/ Isaac takes over the church
-When Father Bill dies on 21 October 1983 , Isaac takes over and the church flock quickly shrinks
It is specifically suggested that Isaac is far less charismatic than his father.
-the church flourished and continued to grow all the way up until his suddent death in 1983
That's when I stepped in to take leadership of the Church
-I take it that the church started declining after the death of Father Bill ?
-yes naturallly so, with such an magnetic personality he was irreplaceable
Isaac quickly tries to defend the church is still thriving but Kathy points out two signs that things are relatively dire for the church now :
about the church : Looks kinda empty to me
about her first meeting with Isaac at the cemetary : What's up with you handing out pamphlets at funerals then ?

And that’s when the Crimson one Disappears.
(See Isaac testimony once he’s arrested and how he rejects the notion of Kathy even meeting the Crimson one. Preposterous. No one has seen that apostate since Father’s death. )
The reason of his disappearance/Isaac not finding him is simple : Isaac is simply unable to Bring willingly subject to the faith , in such a way the Crimson one refuses to have anything to do with this.
The Crimson one wants willing subject.
In DC version Father Bill tape says so explicitedly : the mending is a gift and a duty. But it must begin in the heart of a true believer. Someone who yearns for change and possesses the dedication and perseverance to achieve it.)

1983-1995 alternative MO to the mending
Strongly believing in the divine mission of the church, Isaac cannot accept that turn of events.
The crimson one abandoned us all and the divine work now rest on my shoulders.
At first Isaac intends to bring to sinners to the threshold himself and becomes a substitute for the Crimson one . That’s why he steals Lily’s painting to find the treshold, hoping to unlock secret knowledge that would put him on the path the the threshold.
Obsessed about it, he will write “where is it ? ” on the wall of the locker unit where he keeps the defaced stolen paining.
Ultimately Isaac ends up creating a new MO : No consent, no preparation by the Crimson one in dreams or otherwise, not trip to the treshold. He will single-handedly forces people to the mending
That’s what Father Bill called : turning their back on the very foundation of our faith .
Isaac full alternative MO is uncertain but seems to mostly involve force-fedding the red flower to his victims in order to bring them to God/trigger the mending then bringing Them to the familial mausoleum to ask for his father help (having a real or imaginary talk with his father OG version while mostly quoting a medley of Bible verses related to purification of the soul in DC version ).

1995 Kathy investigation
Joseph body, catatonic for the past 14 years, finally dies. Kathy comes back home.
Although Joseph accident is not directly related to Isaac actions , Kathy investigation in what happened to her grandfather (which required searching about the source and the church) , eventually uncovers the kidnappings of Isaac.
In the process her friend Eileen is forcefully “mended” by Isaac which leads Kathy to confront Isaac. Hearing his father stern disapproval about his actions, Isaac entire worldview collapses.
His spirit shattered , he eventually commits suicide swearing to "atone for his sins" (which will leads to him in a time loop to being reborn as the nameless Crimson one - Father Bill describing the Crimson one in DC version to have no name is to have a shattered spirit - The reborn Isaac will be now more respectful of freewill.).
A little later, Kathy finds the treshold, breathes the red flowers, descend the stair of judgment , goes through the 3 trials and complete the mending.
Going out she burns the flower cutting off the the source / curing Eileen (and arguably Jimmy).
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  • Your blockbuster course name, your price point, your guarantee, bonuses and the reasons to buy now
  • The points of credibility that create massive buyer trust — even if you’re just getting started
  • Your uniquely valuable “process” — how you go about getting your students results (a huge selling point)
  • The social proof to start attracting paying customers immediately, even if this is the first time you’re doing this
The right offer can triple or even quadruple your sales, while the wrong offer will turn a great Idea into a ghost town.
By the end of this module, you’ll have the deep confidence that comes from knowing that everything you’re creating is exactly what your audience wants to buy.
Now you’ll be ready for Module 3, where we’ll start building!


Creating Your Minimal Viable Product & Getting to Market Fast
By the end of this module, you’ll create just enough of your new program or course to be able to start making real, actual sales to real actual customers.
So many programs stop short of this critical step, and leave you stranded, wondering how to bridge the gap between theory and practice. That’s a huge mistake, because it’s critical to test the real world response to your offer before you create your whole course or product, while you still have time to make easy changes and pivots.
Some folks hit it out of the park on the first try, while others need to refine and adjust for a few cycles before they land on just the right thing. Either way, this process ensures you never waste months and thousands of dollars creating the wrong thing.
In this Module you’ll:
  • Use the “paint-by-numbers” MVP process to choose the exact pieces of your product and how they fit together
  • Finalize your Launch “Blueprint”, including the exact concrete steps to get to market FAST and start making sales straight away
  • Choose and deploy one of the 3 simple marketing & promotion campaigns to locate and find the people most likely to want to buy from you
  • Copy/paste from our pre-written campaign messaging templates to immediately have people wanting to know more (versus tuning out or scrolling past)
  • Follow the word-for-word sales scripts to confidently sell your MVP and start taking money even before the end of the module!


Reach Even More People & Make Even More Sales
Now that you’ve proven your offer by making some sales, our optional Module 4 is where you can take your marketing even further by stacking 2-3 campaigns together to create a supercharged, multiplier effect.
Whether you stack simple campaigns, requiring little-to-no technology, or more robust campaigns — this is how you realize Goal X. A whole lot more. Whatever that looks like to you.
In this Module, get ready to turn a handful of sales into an avalanche:
  • Get our EIGHT pre-written ready-to-go “Experience Marketing” Campaigns that you can just plug right in
  • Recieve my entire vault of pre-written scripts, emails, web page templates, sales & video scripts that you can take and customize or just use “as is” — they’re yours and they’ve generated literally millions of dollars for my other students
  • Create a Custom Campaign Stack that suits your dominant marketing style — whether you prefer to sell through 1:1 conversations, speaking to groups, or writing — so marketable feels easier than it ever has before
  • Recieve my entire vault of pre-written scripts, emails and web page templates that you can take and customize or just use “as is” — they’re yours and they’ve generated literally millions of dollars for my other students
  • Stand out with your marketing in a powerful, unique, fresh and engaging way that gets the attention of your ideal customers, which is 99% of the battle in today’s noisy marketplace, so you can make some real money
After that, we start to really dial up the “WOW” for your students…


Supercharge Your Results
Now that you’ve proven your product with real sales and you have a plan for reaching even more people and making even more money, this is where we pour fuel on the fire by “experiencifying” your course.
“Experiencification” is the process of stacking the 10 Core Experiences of The Experience Formula™ into every element of your Experience Product, to increase the effectiveness of your product by 10-30 times.
In this Module you’ll:
  • “Experiencify” your program with the 10 Core Experiences of The Experience Formula™ to create an engaging experience that works with (rather than against) the brain to get your customers “hooked” on taking action and getting results
  • Watch as your students spontaneously put down distractions and excuses and become “achievement machines”, focused on taking action, getting results and bringing more customers your way
  • Embed a powerful process for gathering success stories right into your course, so you can quickly have dozens if not hundreds of glowing testimonials (this is how I ended up with 1480 testimonials and counting for EPM!)
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2023.04.01 10:14 Nomore3557 I thought I could stay and push thru the best option no matter what is to get out

(Throwaway account) It has been a whirlwind over the past few days. I'm going to try to sum it up as quickly as possible. My direct male supervisor is a narcissist. I took on a new specialized role a year ago when he pushed my supervisor and dear friend to the brink of madness. She thankfully got a new job and was able to leave. I took on her role, it started out nice like it always does love bombing. Then slowly it became more and more abusive. A slight here a slight there, then full on beratments about my work. Giving terrible directions then ripping apart any product sent. I was really good at what I was doing. Slowly no sleep, depression and even intrusive thoughts started to come in. I found myself placating more and more as an abusive response. Then it changed, I started to say no more, started to set boundaries and started speaking out. When your in it you think you are protecting yourself and them for some reason by being quiet but you are not. I promise you that everyone else is dealing with the same thing. So as I started speaking out more, he then did more underhanded tricks to discredit my talents. I screwed up, I made a mistake due to the pressure cooker I have been under and reacted to a situation when I should have held my composure in public. There was his opening to demote me and move me to another department. Here's how the past few days went down: Day 1 I was called into his office with hr. Since I have seen his tactics before I had already been working on documenting everything. When they told me about the demotion, I was ready to call out times and dates of all the abusive behavior. He thought I would placate like I had before. He was surely mistaken because what he never suspected was I had everything ready to go because his pattern of behavior was the same. I wish I could have verbalized it better, but I did the best I could. They got the point that I was serious. When I realized I needed to take a breather to figure out the next steps, I asked to go to the bathroom. Note to all those out there when always bring a water bottle to every meeting as it allows you to take a pause if you need to. If you are ambushed like I was and you need a minuet to gather your thoughts ask to go to the bathroom. I called my support system and asked for advice. They said tell them you want to continue the next day. So I came back in asked him if he was sure if this is what he wanted, as it puts his feet to the fire to be direct and honest. And then I asked if we can continue the conversation the next day.
I called an employment lawyer right away. Got their legal advise on the situation. Not to mention, I'm just crying the entire time. Meet up with another professional to get their advice and go home and work on my statement. This is why it is amazing the people in your life who have seen your struggles and are there for you. One of the most brilliant friends I know helped me craft a beautiful statement.
Day 2 regroup for a meeting, I come prepared for the letter in my pocket. Another piece of advice is writing affirmations for yourself and I had that in my notebook infront of me. I am loved, I am valuable, I deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. I read this perfectly crafted letter and looked at him dead in the eyes. I did not faulter its like I had the power of all my support of the people in my life behind me and all the others who left or were let go because of him. I called them out on all of their bullshit, he lied and said this didn't happen and I said yes it did with conviction and certainly. Then there was a mutual beneficial agreement for my departure.
Here we are a few days later and its a lot to process. But for those of you out there who were like me and thought I can take it, it's not that bad, can't I stay and make it work. No the answer is always no. When I was getting myself sick, my friend said to me I am a sane person and this is your bodies reaction to insanity. It's not worth it ever your life is more important
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2023.04.01 10:10 plr312648 Looking for advice on an appeal after having my employment contract terminated due to absence?

Apologies if this isn’t allowed here and please feel free to remove.
I’m in England, I got fired yesterday as my absence at work was unacceptable apparently. I never took the piss, the job I was hired to do required heavy lifting and a LOT of driving often over 200 miles daily delivering groceries/in home appliances. I’ve been there 16 months. I had 7 absence occurrences each for varied amounts ranging from 2 days off to 2 weeks. 4 of my absences were due to muscular problems ranging from sprained ankle to straining muscles in my back and neck not being mobile enough to ensure the safety of myself and other road users whilst driving a 3.5 ton van. One of these was for 2 weeks whilst the doctor prescribed antibiotics to reduce inflammation across my shoulders and neck. The other 3 were simply due to having the shits/stomach bug. They made a point, as we handled food items, that nobody should come to work for at least 24 hours after experiencing any stomach/sickness issues. Each absence was reviewed in a meeting which took place yesterday and honestly I feel that all were valid as I 1. Wouldn’t of been able to drive safely and would of been putting others at risk by driving when I couldn’t use the mirrors properly and 2. I would of been handling food items potentially contaminating them and handing them to customers. I have 7 days to appeal this decision and if successful will be reinstated, I’d really appreciate any help towards structuring an email to begin the appeals process. TIA
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2023.04.01 10:07 DUSMEISTER_ This needs to be discussed, because it is RUINING photography...

I've been noticing a massive narcissistic attitude within photography recently, particularly on social media, where photographers who have a big following through their Instagram or YouTube channel get to the point where they simply can't take any sort of constructive suggestions about their content, because they feel they know more & are much better than the rest.
And what's worse, anything you point out to them will either get deleted, or worse, their "sheep" fanboy followers who suck up to their every post & constantly kiss their asses, will often get into defensive mode & try to debate you on the subject & praise them at the same time.
I don't know about anybody else, but I never put anybody on a pedestal, no matter who they are & no matter how much I may love their work. Photography creators today are becoming more like a cult, & just like any cult, if anyone speaks out against the cult, they will come at you, & alot of photographers with a big following have so much smoke blown up their asses, & they get way too defensive about anything because they have become so used to everybody sucking up to them.
I'd like to know all of your thoughts on this topic. Do you feel this is also becoming more apparent today? Personally, I feel that if you don't allow your followers to be brutally honest with you when they need to be, rather than just blow smoke up your ass the whole time in order to feed your ego, then you don't have a real close community.
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2023.04.01 10:06 Justin534 What do we do about all the garbage and scams so people can see what crypto really is and we can drive forward some real adoption?

I wrote this as a reply to another thread but thought it would make a decent top level post.
Surely what holds crypto and public blockchains back right now are near zero barriers to creating garbage or outright scams, right? Until we can do something about that crypto will never see any form of mass adoption - so what do we do? What can we do?
Of the millions or billions websites on the Internet - how many are garbage or scams? Pick any random blog. What percent are going to be garbage or nonsense? In the 90s plenty of people thought it would be absurd for anyone to trust a website on the Internet for shopping. But all it really took was for some companies (ebay, Amazon, etc) to build a good reputation. Then you had services like PayPal being invented so even those merchants that may not have a good reputation yet could still be trusted. How many emails are scams or phishing attempts?
My parents were never interested in computers or using the Internet generally. But they did eventually when a website meant increased sales. When logging in to a website for work made more sense than having to call HR and have everything on paper. When email made more sense than faxing. Or when buying online meant you could purchase something cheaper because you didn't have the bricks and mortar overhead. The garbage and scams had not gone anywhere. They were all still there. But the positive benefits of using the internet, at a certain point, began to outweigh the risks.
These blockchains themselves may be trustless but the same cannot be said for what is built on top of them. However, sooner or later, different protocols will gain more respect and trust. We'll see more real world use cases for blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and how they can benefit people.
Imagine what it will mean for a small business when they can create and accept their own currencies. If I create JTokens and accept them for my business then the tokens will accrue the value of the goods and services bought and sold with them. So now not only will I make money from selling my services but I'll also be rewarded for my work as my JTokens increase in value proportional to my goods and services.
Now imagine then I just extend credit to myself. Not like a bank, but like a central bank. I have a certain amount of demand for my tokens because whenever I make a sale my JTokens are bought. So now I can increase the supply of my tokens a bit. Maybe I increase the supply by 5% and allocate it to myself, then I sell them in a LP so I can make a business purchase. Or a personal purchase for that matter.
And what if any person can do the same thing? They go to work and come time for payday your employer purchases the dollar amount of your paycheck in your own tokens and pays them to you? Any person for that matter then could create their own money based on the value of their labors.
I find it hard to imagine people would not want to have the ability to do this, short of just not wanting to learn or understand a new form of personal finance.
Short of something like this that may be pretty far out in the time horizon were already seeing plenty of good use cases that are moving that adoption needle.
Airlines are issuing tickets as NFTs and now if someone wants to sell their ticket or transfer it to someone else it's as simple as a few clicks
They don't even have to know they're using cryptocurrencies or a blockchain.
Going back to applications needing to build trust we already might be close to that point with some protocols like Aave, Compound, and Uniswap. Eventually we'll have financial advisors that will tell people about which protocols are most trustworthy and which ones might be better to avoid. Maybe there will be a DAO that creates a trust rating for protocols that front ends can proudly display on their front ends.
I think it will just be a matter of time before uncollateralized loans will become a thing on DeFi, and we'll have something like crypto native decentralized credit scores and lenders can simply decide what they want to put at risk for lending. The beauty of this, of course, is there's just a protocol and no financial institution in the middle then whatever amount of money would usually go to a financial service company is now just redistributed to borrowers and lenders. Again financial advisors can work with clients, as they always have, to help them understand if they're lending through one of these protocols what to expect in terms of their risk, or what to expect if they're borrowing.
But also also look at protocols like Uniswap. The only reasons why tokenized securities like stocks and bonds aren't being traded are simply legal ones. Despite the regulatory and legal issues surrounding the space at the moment the law always eventually catches up with the technology.
In spite of this it still hasn't stopped companies issuing bonds on blockchains.
And wouldn't it be nice if you could self custody your stocks and bonds instead of hoping your broker manages things properly and you wont have to rely on SIPC insurance if your broker should ever get itself into hot water. What kinds of savings can be realized for investors in traditional stocks, bonds, futures, and options if there is no exchange, brokers, and half a dozen financial intermediaries in the middle?
In fact stock investors would be able to generate more returns on their investments than simply holding their stocks. Imagine a Balancer pool that has the same pool distribution for stocks as the S&P 500 weightings? People could then deposit their tokenized stocks into the pool, get the same exposure to stocks they would by holding a SP500 index fund, and also earn fees from people swapping one stock for another. Would it really matter to investors that there also happens to be scams and garbage on blockchains?
At the end of the day though we do have to be patient and wait for this space to mature as more and more people decide that using cryptocurrencies and blockchains is beneficial to them. This space isn't there yet. Slowly step by step its heading that direction but it isn't there yet. That being said though it's heading there fast! In only 3 years Ethereum has gone from $250 million in ETH transferred on chain to today an average of about $4 billion in daily transfers. So in, arguably the middle of or end of a bear market, that's still a 16x growth increase in just 3 years. And that's just layer 1. What's the value of daily Eth transfers when you add up Arbitrum, Optimism, and all wrapped versions of it moving across other chains? This same logic can be applied to Bitcoin and other major cryptos too. I think in 2019 layer 1 numbers were the only ones to go by but now they're only a portion of what you need to look at to get the full picture.
So how do we stop the scams and garbage that proliferate on these networks? We do nothing. We wait and be patient. Unless of course you're a developer and want to get started on that crypto ratings DAO? And what do we do to onboard more people and make more adoption happen? Again, we do absolutely nothing and we don't even try to convince anyone that blockchains and cryptocurrencies are great. Of course if you're a developer than you do what you will be doing anyways: creating tokenized and blockchain solutions that will benefit people.
Right now is not the time for the masses to be adopting and using these systems. Because there just isn't anything there for them yet. We're still the geeks and nerds that were using different Internet protocols when it wasn't very practical yet, and the only thing on the Internet that most people could see was porn, scams, and viruses. You could show someone how to setup an email server, configure it, and send each other messages. But that other person would have been correct to scratch their heads and ask, " Why don't we just fax each other? You're the only person I know that uses email."
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2023.04.01 10:02 Magical-Girly2897 UN-obsessed Person Shotguns Themself Into Stanford, Brown PLME, Columbia, $1.5 Million in Scholarships, and Multiple Likelies

I wanna preface this by saying that I know that this will get me doxxed, but I genuinely don't care; feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on Insta :) As such, this will be my one and only post, and I will not be responding to any hate but feel free to pm and I might respond ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Intended Major(s): applied as anthropology (especially biological) but also expressed an interested in human rights and selected that as an alternate where available
Pre-frosh Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Honors IPC (counted as regular in GPA tho) Pre-AP Eng 1 Pre-AP Eng 2 AP Eng Lang AP Eng Lit
Honors Geometry Pre-AP Alg 2 Pre-AP Pre-Cal Communications (req class) Multi Calc
Honors Algebra 1 Pre-AP Bio AP CSA: Language AP Calc BC AP Chem
Honors Spanish 1 (counted as regular in GPA tho) Regular World Geo AP CSA: Math AP Bio AP Chem Lab
Summer Health Pre-AP Chem AP Bio Lab Theatre 1 (required)
Summer PE Pre-AP Spanish 3 AP Env Sci AP Research
Regular Spanish 2 (pre-ap not available) AP CSP AP Physics 1
Pre-AP Comp Sci AP Seminar AP US History
Regular Business Elective Summer Dual Credit Econ
Summer Dual Credit Gov
Summer Dual Credit Sociology
Summer Dual Credit Psych

Standardized Testing
List the highest scores earned and all scores that were reported.
List all extracurricular involvements, including leadership roles, time commitments, major achievements, etc.
  1. CEO & Sole-founder of International 501(c)(3) organization
    1. Formed 30+ chapters, helped conduct tens of thousands of preventative care tests, helped tens of thousands of people across 19 countries, formed partnerships with a couple of UN bodies
  2. Representative & Young Ambassador at the United Nations
    1. Spoke at a bunch of UN events, co-authored a couple of publications sent to the UN at the time of application, hosted a big UN event
  3. Social Media Chair of Youth Branch of a State Wide Political Campaign
    1. Helped manage group of hundreds of members and lead social media team to reach 7 million people and gain 20k followers in a couple of months
  4. Cancer Bio Research @ World's Best Cancer Hospital
    1. Just talked about my research
  5. Suicide and Homeless Youth Hotline Volunteer
    1. Helped people escape abuse, rape, & grooming
  6. School's First In-Class TA & Lab Aid for like all science classes
  7. Family Responsibilities (caretaking)
  8. Religious School Student Body President
  9. Group of the rest of my research projects (medial, public health, social science)
  10. Helping educate a group of refugees and nationals and providing them with education
Updates (what I think got me in)
  1. Presented before and consulted for a major UN Committee on a specific issue before the Committee met with country leaders from which the issue focused on (I was the youngest person in the briefing)
  2. Published a total of 13 first-authored papers between the time of applying and the time of decisions coming out (most were report based); all published before the White House, UN Women, WHO, UN Population Fund, UN Human Rights, Commission on the Status of Women, COP, etc.
    1. these were all individual updates as they got published
  3. Progressed to finalist stage of a UN equivalent to the 30 under 30 (luckily decisions came out today -- I was rejected lol)
  4. Won a $10,000 Competition
  5. Finalist for a $5,000
  6. Coca-Cola Scholar (also updated them about being a regional finalist)
  7. Consulted for the governments of the UK, EU, and NZ (helped shape a couple pf laws-- a bunch of instances of these)
  8. Hosted a big UN Event with a lot of attendees
  9. Invited to some high profile UN events
  10. Won a $1,000 scholarship
  11. Won a $200 scholareship
  12. Addressed Human Rights Council x7
  13. Semifinalist for school-specific $400,000 scholarship (T20)
  14. Finalist for school-specific $400,000 scholarship (T20)
  15. Finalist for school-specific $250,000 scholarship (T20)
  16. Finalist for a major LGBTQ scholarship
  17. Vandy MOSAIC
  18. $430,000 scholarship from global T20
  19. Joined the largest pro-democracy coalition as the social media chair
  20. Joined the youth board of the largest US global health charity and 4th largest in the world
  21. Semi-finalist for $12,000 scholarship
  22. Semi-finalist for $36,000 scholarship
  23. Student Ambassador of one of the largest Human Rights Orgs in the world
  24. Meeting with the head of a large UN agency
  25. Co-author of a publication for my research work (to be accepted at a big journal -- think Nature, Cell)
  26. Helped pass a law in my city
  27. Interviewed and featured in a big magazine
  28. Offered a $30,000 grant to have a segment of a TV show made about the NPO I founded
  29. Working with the White House to organize and event
  30. Meeting with a UN Ambassador and former head of state
  31. Consulted for US government on asylum
  32. Approved to host a UN side event
List all awards and honors submitted on your application.
  1. Big role/position at the WHO and get to lead some of the largest NGOs on the planet and UN agencies in work on adolescent health
  2. Big role/position at the UN refugee agency for my work to support the well-being of refugees in my area
  3. UN award for community work
  4. Patent pending on a device that uses salvation reactions to cook food so you don't have to use open-fire methods of cooking
  5. Coca-Cola semifinalist
Letters of Recommendation
Research Mentor: "To simply put, [REDACTED] is extraordinary. He is a born leader. The best student and scholar I’ve interacted with over the past two decades of my academic training and research career."
APES & Pre-AP Chem Teacher: "His singular ability to lead those around him through compassion and overcoming so many obstacles in his life has truly defined him as the best student that I have had the pleasure of teaching."
AP Bio Teacher: I genuinely don't know. I've known her for a while and I serve as a TA for her class and have spend hours and hours before and after school, but I genuinely don't know-- could be okay or good.
Counselor: I've met her like twice lol probably generic and just a copy and paste of my resume lol
Harvard: He was a really cool former teacher who I think thought I was interesting. Our interview was a couple of hours and it was really great, BUT I didn't talk much about my ECs, really just talked about my goals and perspectives rather than my accomplishments
Princeton: He was a cool guy. We talked for a couple of hours. He seemed really, really impressed by my UN work and seemed to like me.
Yale: Cool guy. Seemed to really like me and talked about how he saw himself in me as a fellow POC. Talked for a couple of hours.
MIT: Cool guy. Really impressive. I think he thought I was great, just not a great applicant to MIT. Asked me a physics question which I got wrong. Talked for a couple of hours.
Georgetown: My interviewer was like hella impressive. Former lawyer. We connected well. He thought I would be great for GTown. Talked for a couple of hours.
Rice: Terrible. I didn't prepare and didn't have great answers. Interviewer was very STEM (I'm not) and didn't seem too interested in my activities. Cut off interview at 30 mins.
Penn: I thought it was really good lmao. I had a lot of fun and we went way over the schedule time and she thought I would be perfect lmao.
WashU (scholarship interview): Timed interview but I felt great. Interviewers were super sweet; laughed at my jokes and made me feel great :)
Brown (video interview): Low key kinda funny; did like a day in the life where I made pancakes for my brother and had a big interview
Berkeley (special program interview): I was not prepared and it was during school hours so I kinda joined 1-2 mins late. I also kinda just read out my application essay as a response for a couple of questions. They didn't seem impressed.
Emory (scholarship interview 1): I got cut off by the virtual timer each time, but I felt quite prepared I think and I think I had great responses
Emory (scholarship interview 2): Really great group interview; gave some great responses. I thought I was resourceful and the interviewers seemed to like me too :)
Emory (scholarship interview 3): Also a group interview; we created something really great and wonderful. Went out of my comfort zone but created something many thought was great. I also met with 2 of my interviewers before and after and both thought I was very articulate and thought I was insightful during the interview.
Common App Essay: (11/10) I honestly loved it lol. It was a conflict of "he" vs. "they" and I thought it was great and really showed who I was. It was also really fun and engaging to read and not too long. Everyone I spoke to LOVED it A LOT so I guess that has to mean something lol
Supps: I really liked a lot of mine and put a lot of time into them. Many of them were really funny or really deep and conveyed the duality of my personality. I will say tho, in the application process, I applied to a bunch of schools I wasn't a fan of, and, as a result, my sups were very rushed. How much I cared about the school and spent on the supp really reflected my admissions decision (except for 1)-- see parentheses below for info on this.
Decisions (indicate ED/EA/REA/SCEA/RD)
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2023.04.01 09:56 glossandgadgets Mass Effect 3 MP Should Have Had A Citadel Level

I know there's no real point in saying this, but lately, I've been replaying ME3MP with my friends, and I just can't shake the thought of how awesome it would have been to have a Citadel level. The normal map could have looked like the Cerberus Coupe, and I could have added a hazard map version designed with fires and smoke to add visibility hazards. My idea behind this was to provide some form of closure to what happened on the Citadel when the Reapers moved it to Earth. All those Citadel Strip DLC characters were seasoned warriors, so it's not like they wouldn't have fought for their lives.
Moreover, I also believe that an Omega and Leviathan map (the rainy boat one) would have been phenomenal. What are your thoughts?
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2023.04.01 09:53 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: HindutvaRises top posts from 2019-12-26 to 2023-04-01 06:50 PDT

Period: 1191.73 days
Submissions Comments
Total 996 4401
Rate (per day) 0.84 3.69
Unique Redditors 206 1060
Combined Score 69328 15944

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 13263 points, 214 submissions: BigSurround2
    1. [OLD] JNU Professor Nivedita Menon tells students "Hindu Society" is the most violent society in world (186 points, 79 comments)
    2. this (144 points, 5 comments)
    3. Construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is an important milestone for indigenous civilizations, all around the world. It must start the revolution. #RamMandirAyodhya (141 points, 33 comments)
    4. Chicago, London, Auckland, Brisbane, Perth, Toronto, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Moscow, New Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Kolkata ... 100 such cities will join the Protest on 14th June Sunday. World will witness amazing unity among Hindus against murder of #AjayPandita (119 points, 1 comment)
    5. True Indology: "In 1400, Sikandar killεd Brahmins who refused to discard Janeu & convert. 37 kg of Janeu collected from dead & burnt. Now, they killεd last Hindu Sarpanch of Kashmir. Janeu turns red. Kashmir "struggle" is 620 year war to eliminate Janeu. Never let anyone tell you otherwise." (119 points, 2 comments)
    6. It's time for the world to pay the due attention. We won't be silenced now. #MainBhiKashmiriHindu #KashmiriHindus (116 points, 0 comments)
    7. THE GREAT OPRESSION THEORY (115 points, 1 comment)
    8. “Hindus do not come, your names are not on the list.” Sad story of 'Hindus' in Bangladesh. #HumanRights (110 points, 16 comments)
    9. Pseudo secularism: a curse for Hindus.. A mini comic.. (108 points, 5 comments)
    10. करिश्मा का करिश्मा #Azan #karishmaBhosle #Azaan #लाउडस्पीकर_जिहाद (104 points, 1 comment)
  2. 8260 points, 138 submissions: Fluid-Lock
    1. Fake news propaganda. (133 points, 9 comments)
    2. Tweets of tru indology banned in India. Even though the source is verified. (113 points, 12 comments)
    3. Saffron Tilak Challenge (97 points, 0 comments)
    4. The terrorist that killed 25 Afghan Sikhs was from Kerla. (96 points, 9 comments)
    5. Foubd this on comment section of latest Shekar Gupta video (95 points, 0 comments)
    6. In Communist ruled Bengal (1982), 17 Sadhus including a woman were dragged out of a taxi and lynchεd to death by a mob in broad daylight. They made SAME allegation. That those Hindu Sadhus were child lifters. Allegation turned out to be FAKE. Beware of left-liberal FRAUD! (95 points, 2 comments)
    7. This is what RSS has done for people of India during Corona Crisis. (95 points, 13 comments)
    8. Anoop Singh Cop in Jammu and Kashmir today lost his life in a Terror Attack by Radical Muslim terrorist organisations. May he Rest in peace. (93 points, 4 comments)
    9. Taqqiya - The art of lying (90 points, 0 comments)
    10. He was lynched for carrying the national flag. (88 points, 0 comments)
  3. 5137 points, 82 submissions: Glass-Earth
    1. this (149 points, 5 comments)
    2. Palestinian Islamic Scholar Nidhal Siam at Al-Aqsa Mosque Rally: The Only Response to the “Cow-Worshipping” Hindus’ Affront to the Prophet Muhammad is to Declare Jihad to Eradicate Them (131 points, 32 comments)
    3. 6 June, 1674 (Jyeshta Shukla Trayodashi) - a historic day! 346 years ago this day - coronation of 'Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj', at the Raigad Fort. The beginning of a new era. The era of 'Swarajya'. (118 points, 0 comments)
    4. 'The Wire' has managed to make the Telinipara, West Bengal riots an anti-Muslim pogrom (115 points, 27 comments)
    5. [Nupur J Sharma] OpIndia is all set to release a 350 page report on the Delhi Riots 2020 that trace the genesis of the violence right from 1st December 2019 till the 26th of February. Islamists, their support system and the grand conspiracy covered in a comprehensive report by OpIndia. Soon! (107 points, 4 comments)
    6. True Indology: "When loudspeakers were FIRST introduced in India in 20th century Both Deoband & Tablighi Jamaat OPPOSED loudspeaker. They called it Haram western innovation. Were those traditional Mμslims "Islαmophobes"? STOP shouting 5 times a day on loudspeaker that only your God is real." (98 points, 1 comment)
    7. Such ads have become common in Jammu. The region is going through an aggressive demographic change. People of Jammu have been pleading for help, but the central government is not listening. (91 points, 8 comments)
    8. A journalist 'Rizwana Tabassum' was found dead in Uttar Pradesh. See what Newslaundry chose to highlight first. And then see what was in the actual story. (89 points, 2 comments)
    9. Several books banned, countless people put behind the bars, careers and families destroyed. Section 295 A of IPC has a long history of silencing Hindu voices. Here is its history. #Repeal295A (87 points, 1 comment)
    10. जय श्री राम।। (86 points, 2 comments)
  4. 3522 points, 51 submissions: Busy_Art
    1. "Feminism" in India (110 points, 10 comments)
    2. Comparing an innocent animal with a rioter is highly condemnable (107 points, 1 comment)
    3. “It’s a curse to be born in an Islamic country” says mother of the 14-year-old abducted Hindu girl in Sindh, Pakistan (107 points, 19 comments)
    4. True Indology: "Thousands of terrorists indulge in killiηg & bombing. They swear by one Arabic holy book. Secular gang: Terror has no religion! One Brahmin goes criminal. Killεd fellow Brahmin police officers. Doesn't swear by any Brahmin/Hindu book. Secular gang: Oh look! Brahmin terrorist!" (105 points, 1 comment)
    5. Hindus have been requesting Netflix to stop insulting Hindus and their deities; but it seems they do it intentionally. Clip from their latest movie 'Chippa' where they are mocking Hanuman and are not even pretending to be subtle. Movie is written and directed by Safdar Rahman (104 points, 25 comments)
    6. Muslim mob torched properties of Hindus till 24th Feb night, burnt Dilbar Negi alive: Fresh charge sheet against 12 in Delhi riots (104 points, 2 comments)
    7. Anti-Hindu Delhi riots: The Wire and NDTV whitewash how a Muslim school was used as an attack base by Islamists and how a Hindu owned school was brutalised (103 points, 0 comments)
    8. It’s only when Brahmins display casteism that the caste gets mentioned in the headline. If perpetrators of caste-based discrimination are non-Brahmin Hindus, headlines say ‘upper caste’. If perpetrator is a Muslim, it’s simply ‘man’. (95 points, 4 comments)
    9. Look at their age, and what’s being said in the audio. Go to the audio of this particular post, and you’ll find 100s of videos spewing hatred on other religions. THESE ARE KIDS, FOR GOD’S SAKE. And they're glorifying kiIIing of people (91 points, 8 comments)
    10. #Breaking Ayodhya: Construction of Ram Mandir begins. (88 points, 11 comments)
  5. 3389 points, 42 submissions: sarinmall85
    1. Yogiji bulldozing illegal mosque of bareilly (175 points, 12 comments)
    2. Hindu warrior kids chasing ladies missionaries by chanting "Jai Shri Ram" (161 points, 6 comments)
    3. Massive protest in Nepal against communist government. They are demanding Hindu monarchy again (147 points, 11 comments)
    4. Tableau of Ram mandir that you will see tomorrow in republic day parade (133 points, 4 comments)
    5. Bajrang dal & VHP activists protest against demolition of temple by Kejriwal Govt (128 points, 2 comments)
    6. Keralites celebrating BJP victory in their own style with elephant & Music (128 points, 7 comments)
    7. School children singing Hanuman Chalisa (127 points, 3 comments)
    8. Hindu Procession in kashmir after 35 years (118 points, 5 comments)
    9. You may have seen Muslims offering Namaz on public places but rarely you may have seen any Brahman Offering evening on Public place. This is from Lucknow Airport. Brahmans are offering prayers fearlessly under Yogiji (116 points, 4 comments)
    10. 2 year kid chant mantras fluently (113 points, 1 comment)
  6. 2746 points, 12 submissions: Hindutva_Soldier
    1. Aawaz mat Uthao bhaiyo (412 points, 20 comments)
    2. Jai Bhavani , jai shivaji (387 points, 16 comments)
    3. Found this on YouTube (332 points, 3 comments)
    4. A great tribute to our Great ancestors , they fought when they were given two options either convert or die , hope it inspires mordern hindus (297 points, 7 comments)
    5. Why I killed Gandhi , do watch this movie ,congress is trying to ban this movie (285 points, 2 comments)
    6. Kindly support him (252 points, 4 comments)
    7. Sab Dekhenge (252 points, 8 comments)
    8. Future pm of india (126 points, 4 comments)
    9. kindly support this guys (112 points, 9 comments)
    10. Hanuman chalisa - Everyday 7 times without fail (105 points, 6 comments)
  7. 1632 points, 24 submissions: TheInsaneM
    1. "Aurangzeb paraded Sambhaji Maharaj in clown's dress and had Mughal soldiers laugh at Sambhaji Maharaj before killing him"? My response to a recent post on India. (166 points, 76 comments)
    2. Mughal India - The biggest holocaust in world history (151 points, 24 comments)
    3. The shocking reality of Ghazwa-e-Hind. They won't tell you this. It is happening. (114 points, 34 comments)
    4. The legend of Veer Savarkar. The man you know, the story you don't. (103 points, 10 comments)
    5. The exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. A forgotten story. (92 points, 4 comments)
    6. Modern problems require Sanatan solutions. (91 points, 0 comments)
    7. How Communists tried to destroy Indian culture. (70 points, 1 comment)
    8. Bhavani ke veero, jaag jaao isse pehle ki der hojaye! (61 points, 2 comments)
    9. 18 Hindu houses burnt in Telangana as a result of anti-CAA protests. No mainstream media has covered this news. BJP urges the Hindu society to unite and retaliate. (59 points, 1 comment)
    10. The Mitrokhin Archive — The Special Relationship With India [Part 1: The supremacy of the Indian National Congress] (57 points, 16 comments)
  8. 1128 points, 6 submissions: TheZodiac66
    1. Made it today 🚩Jai Shri Ram 🚩 (275 points, 11 comments)
    2. made it today! (235 points, 7 comments)
    3. God of Gods Lord Shiva Supremacy! check comments for more insta vids! (223 points, 4 comments)
    4. Lord Indra Supremacy check comment for more vid. (148 points, 12 comments)
    5. JAI HANUMAN! Check comment for insta link. (141 points, 4 comments)
    6. Om Indra Devaya Namah! 🕉️ (106 points, 3 comments)
  9. 894 points, 7 submissions: EyePrior5087
    1. I support Nupur Sharma ji (321 points, 31 comments)
    2. not oc ( Ig - @theangryvaanar) (210 points, 9 comments)
    3. did you know that? (124 points, 8 comments)
    4. From ig - @theangryvaanar (78 points, 1 comment)
    5. From - The Angry Vaanar ( additional information in comments) (62 points, 2 comments)
    6. size of soul according to our scriptures ( source _ @theangryvaanar Ig ) (57 points, 4 comments)
    7. origin of violin through Ravanhatha ( credits - @theangryvaanar ig) (42 points, 0 comments)
  10. 815 points, 11 submissions: Rishx
    1. ISKCON devotees distributing arabic edition of Srimad Bhagavad Gita to muslims. (131 points, 4 comments)
    2. A compilation of speeches given by some prominent muslim leaders who have spoken about Hindus. (102 points, 22 comments)
    3. District wise percentage of muslim population on Bengal region. (91 points, 10 comments)
    4. That's how it's done. (81 points, 1 comment)
    5. He is right. (76 points, 0 comments)
    6. Some Hindus get so angry when so called Hindu jewish unity is questioned. Guess who is supporting 'dismantling global Hindutva' event? (76 points, 17 comments)
    7. Oops..I think he dropped /s . (73 points, 2 comments)
    8. District wise percentage of muslim population in Assam. (60 points, 2 comments)
    9. Hypocrites. (48 points, 0 comments)
    10. [Swarajya Magazine]India's own BBC : Prasar Bharati to set up DD International channel to Project India's point of view. (40 points, 1 comment)

Top Commenters

  1. BigSurround2 (589 points, 155 comments)
  2. Fluid-Lock (353 points, 89 comments)
  3. TheInsaneM (335 points, 51 comments)
  4. Resurgence28 (292 points, 47 comments)
  5. Busy_Art (195 points, 38 comments)
  6. DauntlessDev (163 points, 21 comments)
  7. Glass-Earth (149 points, 35 comments)
  8. ProfessorOak11 (139 points, 17 comments)
  9. realist_optimist (137 points, 17 comments)
  10. mystiquemystic (123 points, 26 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. please share as much as possible by Hindutva_ (668 points, 17 comments)
  2. Aawaz mat Uthao bhaiyo by Hindutva_Soldier (412 points, 20 comments)
  3. . by IshaanOberoi (402 points, 15 comments)
  4. Jai Bhavani , jai shivaji by Hindutva_Soldier (387 points, 16 comments)
  5. Jaiiiiiii Shree Ram 🚩 by anshbanka_9281 (379 points, 10 comments)
  6. Found this on YouTube by Hindutva_Soldier (332 points, 3 comments)
  7. I support Nupur Sharma ji by EyePrior5087 (321 points, 31 comments)
  8. A great tribute to our Great ancestors , they fought when they were given two options either convert or die , hope it inspires mordern hindus by Hindutva_Soldier (297 points, 7 comments)
  9. Why I killed Gandhi , do watch this movie ,congress is trying to ban this movie by Hindutva_Soldier (285 points, 2 comments)
  10. Made it today 🚩Jai Shri Ram 🚩 by TheZodiac66 (275 points, 11 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 37 points: Insane-M's comment in They're distorting. What're we supposed to do?
  2. 36 points: Kaptanprithvi's comment in As a South Indian, I have a genuine question to all the Hindi speakers here.
  3. 35 points: Tony_stark_2020's comment in They're distorting. What're we supposed to do?
  4. 33 points: deleted's comment in "Aurangzeb paraded Sambhaji Maharaj in clown's dress and had Mughal soldiers laugh at Sambhaji Maharaj before killing him"? My response to a recent post on India.
  5. 33 points: ProfessorOak11's comment in Hindus have been requesting Netflix to stop insulting Hindus and their deities; but it seems they do it intentionally. Clip from their latest movie 'Chippa' where they are mocking Hanuman and are not even pretending to be subtle. Movie is written and directed by Safdar Rahman
  6. 33 points: chaturthyam's comment in The shocking reality of Ghazwa-e-Hind. They won't tell you this. It is happening.
  7. 32 points: thande_papa12's comment in Islamisation of Maharashtra has started by Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena. Now they won't need to burn Police Stations, but they will use them to kill Hindus.
  8. 31 points: Resurgence28's comment in Won't even pay respect.
  9. 31 points: realist_optimist's comment in Yogiji bulldozing illegal mosque of bareilly
  10. 29 points: Pranavboi's comment in After Muslims complain about ‘idol worshiping’, PUBG removes a mode from their mobile game that allegedly involved it
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2023.04.01 09:52 drs_bibohealth Prolonged use of oxymetazoline nasal sprays

We all know how effective nasal sprays are.
Most of us have used nasal sprays at some point in our lives. But not many people read the instructions given on the label while using any sprays.
Today we will be talking about oxymetazoline-based nasal sprays and what are the effects of prolonged use of these sprays.
Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant. It provides quick relief from a blocked nose. In fact, you might notice immediate relief after using oxymetazoline nasal spray. So can you use it for the long term?
The answer is NO.
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2023.04.01 09:52 vanchoked Rock song, male, “My heart is on fire”

The chorus either goes, “And you-ooooh- (drums go du-du-du-du) there’s fire in my heart” or at some point sings “And my heart is on Fire”. It’s an indie rock song, I can’t really give an approximate year. The whole song has a ‘fast’ pace and the male singer’s voice is very powerful when singing the chorus. There is guitar and drums but you can mainly hear the guitar. I don’t have much more context other than that. Ask me questions though
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2023.04.01 09:45 k1ssm3d3ad First period in almost 2 years on T??

Hey, so I’m gonna make this short and to the point as I can because I need answers and advice as soon as I can get it to figure out what my next step is, whether it’s changing doctors or doses or methods or what. I was on IM injections leveled out at 0.25mL weekly, but I’m not good with needles and kept pushing my doses back up to three days and anywhere in between, so I switched to gel about a month ago to try to fix the problem and get me to start taking my T on time.
Well, I’ve spotted before recently, maybe within the last three months or so, but I chalk that up mostly to missing my doses and pushing them back too often. Maybe. But for the last few weeks I’ve had frequent spotting, then for the last week consistent spotting, and today I started having period cramps and bleeding like it’s day one of my flow (which was regular and usually seven days long, very even and normal flow, before I started testosterone at 19. Info to show that my body usually did this before and this isn’t new, it’s just new NOW.)
The thing is, I haven’t had one of these fuckers since month one or two of taking T, even being in and out of range and messing up my doses by days the whole time. I’m forgetful and irresponsible with things I’m not looking forward to, and even though I can’t see myself living without being on testosterone, the needles have always made it really hard. Gel is amazing… if it was working. This makes me think that it might not be working. That being said, I’ve been taking two pumps, one rubbed into each arm, and I’m going to try using three pumps and see if that changes my body’s reaction to the gel.
Throughout this process I have been frantically and emotionally (my 21-year-old ass quietly sob-crying to the poor receptionists at my primary doctor and the OBGYN dept. about what I should do and if I’m going to die) calling my doctor, trying to get some input and/or advice, but she’s apparently booked out completely and utterly and the soonest she could see me would be months from now. The OBGYN is the same. Nobody seems to think this is a cause for concern, but I’ve learned not to trust medical professionals wholeheartedly multiple times and I sure as shit don’t trust my doctor, when the only answer I received was ‘do you want Nexplanon? If you want birth control make an appt. If you want to talk more make an appt.’ No discussion about my doses whatsoever or possible concerns. My cramps are getting worse to the point where I’m tearing up (lower stomach where I THINK they usually were, similar but possibly worse than before?? I can’t remember, memory issues/dissociation and time, but I think they’re a little more biting.)
So, fellow trans men, am I dying, could I be dying, if I’m not dying what MIGHT be wrong, why am I probably fine, should I try to find a new doctor in my small as shit down when this is the only only I’ve found who’s ever worked with any other trans men, should I just up the pumps of T-juice or should I go back to where I know I level out with injections?
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2023.04.01 09:45 JamesonRhymer 6 Dates to Marry- FIFTH DATE: Just Stopping By.

This is part 5 of a week long game we started early in the week.
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Yesterday, the sub eliminated Jessen. It was a tough call when you broke the news.
“Not you too! Oh no, I can’t take it! But I guess I hate myself too half the time. I deserve this. I know I can never take back what I did, but I hope I can make it up someday. Thanks for at least being good enough to tell me directly.”
And then there were two…
For the fifth time around, you decide to bypass the traditional date and see what you can learn from Brux and Blue in their daily lives.


You finally got your wish. Brux put you on the guest list to watch a filming of an upcoming action flick they’re doing stunts for. It’s a mind warp to see the typically homely, measured Brux done up like a sexy bank robber with professional hair and makeup. Maybe they’re a 6 in regular life, but they’re at least an 8 with a professional wardrobe and make-up team and perfect lighting. Rather than the typically slow and reserved mannerisms you’ve grown accustomed to, you witness a slick, confident swagger. Some of Brux’s moves are insane as they grapple against another actor portraying a police officer.
“Cut!” the director yells as Brux walks offset to talk through something with the choreographer.
“So you’re Brux’s friend?” one of the other actors asks as the crew begins resetting for another take.
“Yeah. Just here to watch them work.”
“Well, you picked the right stunt person. Brux is a beast when they get going. Isn’t it trippy how different they are in person? Did you meet them on a film or somewhere else?”
“Funny story, I met them on a blind date. We were having a picnic and all they could talk about is knitting and how they like soups and sandwiches and brush their teeth between every meal. So I thought they were the sleepiest person I’d ever met. But I gave them another chance and we went to Disneyworld and that’s when a little spice came out. For most of the day they just calmly tagged along and did whatever I wanted to do, but somehow they jimmied my wallet out of my pocket in this bizarre flex. They really are kind of a Pinocchio.”
“Pinocchio is a funny way of putting it. They’re gentle and reserved usually but on rare occasion you’ll see some fire inside. But that’s not common at all. I’ve known Brux for years now and I’ve only seen that side once or twice. But I still wouldn’t mess with them.”
“Oh I know. I accidentally pointed a knitting needle at them once and almost got a broken arm.”
“I can imagine!”
“But they really are a charmingly gentle person. Have you been to their apartment?”
“Yep. Lemme guess- chicken noodle soup and tea?”
“Haha you got it.”
“Yeah, Brux is a person of patterns. But you’ll be happy for that later. They just want a simple, calm life. They’re not hard to please and they’re a great friend. I’ve had some pretty rough times and if there’s one person who’s always there, it’s Brux. If you need someone’s shoulder to cry on, it’s Brux. If you need someone to trust with anything, it’s Brux. You’re a lucky one to have caught them.”
“Well, I haven’t quite caught them yet, but yeah, thanks.”
The director then claps his hands loudly several times. “Alright, reset! Prep for Take 4! And….Action!”
Once again Brux tussles against their counterpart in another stunning performance.


While at the mall, you decide to surprise Blue at Abercrombie & Fitch. You show up at 11am, when you expect them to arrive.
“Hey, is Blue here today?” you ask a tanned guy in tight, distressed jeans and nothing on top other than a bright red scarf.
“Nah. They should be. I’ll check the sched,” he says walking behind the checkout counter.
“Hmm, they should’ve been here by now. I dunno what’s up. Maybe their bike got a flat or something. That happens sometimes.”
“Biking to work is so Blue,” you say partly to the guy and partly to yourself.
“No doubt about it. You a friend? Sibling? Or a customer?”
“Let’s say ‘friend’.”
“Okay,” he shrugged. “Well, they’re not here yet.”
“While I’m waiting, can I ask you a random question?”
“What’s the best and worst things about working with Blue?”
“Oh. Haha. Let’s see. The best things are that they’re always positive, full of life, and they really care about the customer. People will come in and Blue will spend all day if necessary to make sure they leave excited and feeling good about themselves. Always smiling, laughing, making other people laugh, and brightening everything up is a special quality. Hard things would be…they’re flighty. Blue absolutely cannot stick to anything longer than 5 minutes. One year they’re here, one year they’re there. One year they’re interested in this, one year they’re interested in that. I wouldn’t be shocked if they walked in tomorrow and quit. They have so much potential and so much to give, they just need to get the maturity and discipline to stick through stuff. It's something we've talked about. They're getting better and I know they're trying but I wish it would be faster. That wilderness stuff is the first time they've seemed to really settle down and focus. I hope it spreads to their whole life now.”
“Do you think they’d be a good parent?”
“100%- the best. I’ve seen…wait a second,” he said like a jock finally figuring out his first math problem. “What’s up with these questions. You’re not just a friend are you?”
“Well, I am, I…I’m just-“
“Nah nah nah. Don’t be coy. You’re not alone. Sometimes I wonder if half the store’s revenue comes from people like you- buying clothes as an excuse to get close to Cutie McCute with the perfect hair, smooth skin, and magazine abs. Makes me sick. But I guess I get it. I don’t swing that way, but if I did, maybe I’d be doing the same thing.”
“Well we’ve hung out a few time. But nothing crazy- just a picnic once and then Disneyworld, which was fun, and hiking once. But-“
Just then, the phone rings and he walks over to answer it.
“Abercrombie. This is Frank.”
He listens for a minute and then gasps. “What?! Are you okay? What hospital?? I’ll be right there!”
Frank then slams the phone down and rushes to get his jacket.
“Blue’s been hit by a car!” he yells to you. I’m headed there right now. Sorry, I gotta go.”
“Which hospital?” You ask as he power walks toward the door. Before he can answer, he leaps backward as Blue bounces through the entrance with wide ’ta-da’ arms.
“April fools!!!” Blue laughs uproariously as you and Frank leer.
“Not funny,” Frank says as he walks back toward the cash register to take his jacket off.
“Hey, it’s April 1st,” Blue shrugged. “You should have known. Anyway, sorry I’m late. The rain made traffic a mess.”
“Sure. Traffic,” Frank scoffs. “I know you’re probably late because you stopped and dropped a log on some poor old lady’s petunias.”
“Hey. A G’s gotta do what a G’ gotta do,” Blue says, dusting off their shoulder.
“You seriously didn’t do that again did you?” you ask.
“Relax. I’m just joking. But I did take a whiz. But don’t get all wound up, it wasn’t on someone’s petunias. Just be happy I'm staying hydrated.”
Frank, finally coming down from the stress of that ‘prank’, walks back over.
“That reminds me- there is one thing I also like about this character,” he says, wrapping his arm around Blue. “Truth. Blue is Blue. They put it all out there- the good, the bad, and the ugly. And as ugly as it can be, at least you always know who you’re dealing with. There’s something special about someone who just doesn’t hide anything.”
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2023.04.01 09:42 Rugbyplayer96 Doesn’t matter if the case is closed or not? Ok then!

I work in a call centre that primarily deals with the public with issues or queries they have and whilst we can deal with a lot ourselves, there are a lot of things we must either log for another department to look into or transfer them across to that department. For example, if someone calls about a broken streetlamp, they get transferred across to the street lighting team, but if someone calls about a pothole, we have to log it for the highway team to fix it– some departments don’t have an internal number for the caller to get transferred across to/a number we can call to speak to that department, and one of those departments is the enforcement department.
Of all the systems and departments we use and liaise with, the trickiest one we deal with is the enforcement system. Basically, ranging from food safety to the environment, there were multiple teams that enforced things, and all these issues had to be logged on this system. For example, if someone called to report their neighbour for being too loud, that had to get logged on the system for the noise enforcement team to investigate, but we had to arrange for letters to be sent out about it. If someone reported an abandoned car, we logged it, and the environment enforcement team went out to investigate. If someone said they got food poisoning from a restaurant, we logged it and the food safety team investigated it and so on. The reason why it was so tricky was because if you missed a step, it didn’t get logged properly/it didn’t go to the correct team, which meant that someone would complain to your manager about it, and crucially, this was a legal system, which meant that if the issue escalated to court, whatever you wrote in your notes could be used in the court proceedings. This wasn’t a 2nd nature, eyes closed kind of system – you needed to be concentrating because something you log can bite you in the ass a month later, for example when someone calls to say that they haven’t received a letter and it turns out you didn’t send it in the first place
The way it worked was that a case was logged, which meant that it was open, and it got assigned to an officer like pulling a name out of a hat and throughout the time that it was open, if someone called back to give you more information about the case, you could update it, and that update went directly to the investigating officer, and then when the investigation had finished, the case was closed by that officer. Basically, once a case was assigned to an officer, they had to see it through from start to finish, whether it was deciding if a noise complaint was justified or going through black bags that were reported as flytipping to see if they could find anything that tied someone to that rubbish and so on. It wasn’t as simple as that though, because there were cases that had been open for years, with multiple updates, there were multiple cases that had been opened and closed between the same properties for the same reasons, or someone had called about something and you weren’t 100% sure if it should be logged or not etc. I’m not sure how my colleagues dealt with those situations, but whenever I got a call like that, I just emailed the investigating officer just to explain the situation and ask for advice, and CC’d in their colleagues just in case the investigating officer was off, or I just emailed the team to ask if they wanted me to log it as a new case or not, since if it was ongoing situation, with multiple cases for the same thing, many officers may have dealt with it, and they may not have wanted me to log it as new case.
I didn’t see an issue with it, because they either emailed me back with an answer, or they didn’t reply but logged it themselves after they’d looked into it, but one day I got a thorny email from a thornier senior environmental officer, basically telling me off and telling me not to send them emails anymore because the system was there to be used. I emailed him back, explaining that it wasn’t that simple because there were tricky cases that I needed help with, and I didn’t want to update an old case or log a case if I didn’t need to, to not unnecessarily add to the caseloads of the officers and he replied back reiterating that I shouldn’t send any more emails, and finished it off by telling me to either update the case whether it was open or closed, or open a new case – cue malicious compliance.
From that day forward, I did not send another email. If I got a call about an issue, and the last time the issue was raised in 2017, I updated the 2017 case. If I was on the fence about logging something as a new case or not, I just logged it anyway. If I checked the last case, and the investigating officer had left, I updated it anyway. I was unaware of this, but when I told people that the investigating officer would call them back, like they typically did after we asked them to in our updates, they would call us a couple of weeks later to ask why they hadn’t received a call, and my colleagues would have to raise a new case for them because the one I updated was closed. The officers also suddenly had an influx of new cases, because every time I updated a closed case, it ‘reopened’, which added to their case load. The system they used worked on dates and caseloads, for example, if I asked them to call someone or inspect a property in my update, the system generated a time frame for them to complete that action by, but if they were too busy do something I’d asked them to do, it went red, which counted against them. Also, for example, if they had 4 open cases, and then they closed 3 and they’d gone down to 1, they’d go back up to 4 again if I updated 3 of their old cases, so based on the system, they were not doing their jobs properly because they constantly had open cases. This put their stats through the floor.
This went on for ages, and one day I was hauled into an office by my manager, and waiting for me was his manager, the senior enforcement officer, his manager, a HR advisor for me and HR. They told me that I was doing call avoidance (gross misconduct), purposefully misadvising callers and not triaging calls correctly. From what they were saying and the paperwork they had with them, I knew it was a ‘you’re fired’ meeting. HR asked me if there was anything I wanted to say, so I looked at the enforcement manager, pointed at the senior enforcement officer and said, “he told me to do it.” The enforcement manager looked at me, looked at the senior enforcement manager, looked at me again and then asked me to clarify what I meant. I explained it all from start to finish, making it clear that when I was sending emails, I always asked for advice and offered to log a case for the enforcement team if they wanted me to, and that before the email from the senior enforcement officer, my emails either were not replied to, but someone logged it for me, or someone replied to me to tell me to log a new case or to not log a new case
The enforcement manager sighed and then asked me if I could send him that email, so I quickly left, went back to my desk, sent the email thread to him and came back into the office. He read the email, sighed deeper than he did before and then asked us all to leave but asked the senior enforcement officer to stay, and I left with a massive shit eating grin on my face because I knew that I would keep my job. The fallout was pretty big, because the IT team had to go in and manually close all the ‘open’ cases so that the stats for the enforcement officers would go back to normal, the payroll department had to backdate all the months that the stats were messed up so that the performance bonus matched what would have happened had I not put their stats down (I didn’t know they had performance bonuses until afterwards) and the senior enforcement officer got demoted to an enforcement officer, based on their new email signature
A couple of weeks later, when the enforcement manager was less busy, he emailed me to basically say that he gives me permission to go back to emailing the enforcement team about cases, but I should use my own judgement – if I think I could justifiably get away with not logging something on the system, as in I could explain to my manager why I didn’t think it should have been logged, then I shouldn’t log it, and that logic would cut down the amount of emails I had to send to the enforcement teams - No one got fired, but someone got demoted and a lot of work happened in the background to fix what I did
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