2023.06.08 09:41 jenhairvietnamHow to get wig glue out of hair?
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2023.06.08 09:41 birbbirbbirbbirbbirbHe didn’t cheat but I feel like he did
For starters, I am fully aware that I’m insecure. I’m starting therapy in a few weeks. My bf and I had our first date in April of last year. It was great- we spent hours just talking and getting to know each other and both agreed to see each other again. I had been casually texting a few other guys I met on Tinder, two of whom I had gone on dates with. I stopped speaking to them after my date with my now bf because I felt they didn’t compare to him and I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time. That was on a Friday and I didn’t hear from him all weekend so I texted him Monday. We made plans for a second date on the next coming Friday. The second date came and it went great. I ended up staying over at his place. We grew closer over the course of about a month before we became official. It had been my assumption that he had not seen anyone else since our first date since he spoke about how much he instantly liked me and the connection he felt. I found out around the two month mark that he had been texting a girl I used to be very close friends with (they met on tinder as well and had gone on a date before our first date), and the Tuesday after our first date, she came over and they slept together. And then 3 days later, he slept with me. I only found out about this because I posted a story with him on my Snapchat and she told me and we laughed it off. When I ask him about it, he tried to lie his way out of it and then felt guilty and ashamed. I know he didn’t “cheat”, but I felt cheated out of the idea I had that we were mutually attracted to each other and I was special to him. He had made me feel really special in the beginning, and that event sort of spiraled into other little lies I have caught him in and overall affecting my self esteem. I also have it in my head that he’s with me because I’m the second best option since she stopped texting him after they slept together but I was still there. I recognize that I am an adult and my mental health/self confidence is my problem, so I try not to bring any of this up to him or ask for reassurance, but something about it just does not sit right with me. He has withheld the truth about other things involving his past and even directly lied. I know the past is the past, but I think I deserve a direct answer when it pertains to our relationship and my physical health since he didn’t get tested after he slept with her and before he slept with me. We’ve been together for over a year now and I love him a lot, but I keep comparing myself to the other girls he has been with and especially the ones he lied about. I don’t want to break up but I don’t want to feel like this. How would you deal with this? TL;DR - my boyfriend slept with someone I know after our first date, didn’t get tested before sleeping with me, lied, and now I’m overthinking everything
2023.06.08 09:41 Baron_BarbeHelp with error code <![LOG[[Installation] :: Execution failed with exit code [-2147213312]
Hello everyone,I'm far from being a specialist with powershell and AppDeploy, I'm just starting.I'm trying to install an application using the PSAppDeploy Toolkit and I am getting an exit code that I've never seen. Execution failed with exit code [-2147213312]When I'm lauching the script using a system context with psexec on a virtual machine, I have no issues. The installation succeed and it works perfectly. - My command line is :
# Install Salvia Gr'Immo Execute-Process -Path "setup.exe" -Parameters "-s -f1"$Dirfiles\install.iss""
- But when my client tries to deploy with SCCM, it fails (I don't have access to the client sccm) Here is the log given by my client : Executing [C:\WINDOWS\ccmcache\26\Files\setup.exe -s -f1"C:\WINDOWS\ccmcache\26\Files\install.iss"]...]LOG]!> As it works when I'm installing locally, I can't reproduce the error and despite many research, I don't know what's happening. It drives me crazy. Does anyone ever experienced this problem ? Thank you very much for your help !
Then, I get the NodeIP and NodePort with below commands:
kubectl get services to get the NodePort
$ kubectl get servicesNAME TYPE CLUSTER-IP EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S) AGEadderservice NodePort 10.99.155.255 8080:30981/TCP 21h 2. minikube ip to get the nodeIP $ minikube ip192.168.99.103 But when I do curl, I always get Connection Refused like this: $ curl http://192.168.99.103:30981/add/1/2curl: (7) Failed to connect to 192.168.99.103 port 30981: Connection refused So I checked node, pod, deployment and endpoint as follows: $ kubectl get nodesNAME STATUS ROLES AGE VERSIONminikube Ready master 23h v1.13.3$ kubectl get podsNAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGEadderservice-5b567df95f-9rrln 1/1 Running 0 23h$ kubectl get deploymentsNAME DESIRED CURRENT UP-TO-DATE AVAILABLE AGEadderservice 1 1 1 1 23h$ kubectl get endpointsNAME ENDPOINTS AGEadderservice 172.17.0.5:8080 21h I also checked service list from minikube with: $ minikube service -n micro adderservice --urlhttp://192.168.99.103:30981 I've read many posts regarding accessing k8s service via NodePorts. To my knowledge, I should be able to access the app with no problem. The only thing I suspect is that I'm using a custom namespace. Will this cause the access issue? I know namespace will change the DNS, so, to be complete, I ran below commands also: $ kubectl exec -ti adderservice-5b567df95f-9rrln -- nslookup kubernetes.defaultServer: 10.96.0.10Address: 10.96.0.10#53Name: kubernetes.default.svc.cluster.localAddress: 10.96.0.1$ kubectl exec -ti adderservice-5b567df95f-9rrln -- nslookup kubernetes.microServer: 10.96.0.10Address: 10.96.0.10#53Non-authoritative answer:Name: kubernetes.microAddress: 126.96.36.199Name: kubernetes.microAddress: 188.8.131.52 Could anyone help me out? Thank you. Answer link : https://codehunter.cc/a/kubernetes/cant-access-kubernetes-service-exposed-via-nodeport
I’ve come across an idea that I’m sure isn’t original, but I’m looking to start a discourse. What’s stopping you from forming a “club” with your friends and handing yourselves fake awards? Say you’re a Sale’s rep and you want to stand out a little more, you can have your friends awards you “Sales Rep of the year” or “Best Salesman” or “Most Sales” type or awards to just slap on the resume. And when asked about it in an interview, it’s very easy to just say “I was awarded by my peers for my excellent performance.” You can even name the club something extravagant to make it sound legit; “Salesmen of the Valley” or “Western Salesmen Group” or whatever. Just a fake fraternity that you can give meaning to.
2023.06.08 09:36 uacrisisorgDivide et Impera: How Russian Propaganda Sows Doubts about Kakhovka Tragedy
Divide et Impera: How Russian Propaganda Sows Doubts about Kakhovka Tragedy On June 6, Russia committed another terrorist act, provoking one of the biggest technological disasters of recent decades. Predictably, Russian propaganda started the traditional “mirroring the blame” tactics, trying to explain logically why it was unprofitable for Russia to blow up the dam and why Ukraine is to blame. Among the most “convincing” arguments, there are: an attempt to justify Ukraine’s failures on the battlefield; the use of catastrophe as an excuse for the delay of Ukraine’s counteroffensive an attempt to “revive” the mobilization campaign in Ukraine create the provocation at Zaporizhzhya NPP (which is now occupied by Russia); leaving Crimea without water. However, such logical chains do not include the fact that the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was under the control of Russian occupational forces, mined by Russian troops in April 2022, and the possible blow of the dam has been systematically used by Russian propaganda as a threat and an instrument of blackmail against Kyiv. In October 2022, the Ukrainian President made an official statement at the European Council warning the international community that Russians have mined the Kakhovka dam and planned a false flag terrorist act. Now, Russian propaganda mouthpieces are gloating about another Ukrainian tragedy and threatening Ukrainians with blowing up the dam of the Kyiv reservoir, which “will provoke a flood killing hundreds of thousands of Kyiv residents”. Meanwhile, the representatives of the Moscow patriarchate in Ukraine put forward the version that the blow-up was an aftermath of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Reserve terminating its agreements with the Russian Orthodox Church. According to the version of the TASS agency and “Kherson region’s Russia-installed leader” V. Saldo, “after the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the dam, the situation plays in favor of Russian forces”. However, such inconsistency does not bother Saldo since he was previously saying that “the city of Nova Kakhovka is alive, people are walking calmly on the streets, shops and gas stations are working” while standing by the window showing the flooded city. Now, Russian propaganda also traditionally tries to strengthen its position in the global information space by exploiting the Western “experts”. Thus, the key arguments of the Russian side were also mentioned on the Twitter account of pro-Russian ex-Fox TV host Tucker Carlson, who also claimed that the Kakhovka dam was blown by Ukraine because it was “too unbeneficial for Russia”. The statement was retweeted by Elon Musk and Dmitry Polyanskiy, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN. Unlike the unhidden Russian propaganda resources, such twits do not provoke such rejection and gain dozens of millions of views promoting the same toxic narratives. Neutral international organizations’ statements, such as the one made by the UN about civilians being “not a target” without even mentioning the fact that Russia is waging a war of annihilation against Ukraine. Such communications only deepen the tendency of “blurring the responsibility” and ruining the “aggress-victim” dichotomy, and promoting classical Russian propaganda narrative about everything being “not so clear”. Such a tendency is strengthened in the public discourse by the Western media (among which there are Reuters, New York Times, and Washington Post) publications emphasizing that “Ukraine and Russia blame each other”. Meanwhile, the consequences of the Kakhovka catastrophe can hardly be described as “beneficial” for Ukraine, with people missing, about 80 settlements flooded, 333 animal and plant species under threat of destruction. While on the right bank of Kherson oblast people and animals are now evacuated, on the left bank, which is occupied by Russian forces, Ukrainians are being let down and ignored by the occupational authorities. Using the scorched earth strategy as a method of war, Russia also uses the same approach in the information space, trying to erase or deny all the disadvantageous or compromising facts. After all, after the news about the zoological garden in occupied Nova Kakhovka, being completely flooded due to the explosion and all the animals dead, the official position of the Russian media was to pretend there was no zoo at all. Okay, there is NO LONGER any zoo. On June 6, Russia committed another terrorist act, provoking one of the biggest technological disasters of recent decades. Predictably, Russian propaganda started the traditional “mirroring the blame” tactics, trying to explain logically why it was unprofitable for Russia to blow up the dam and why Ukraine is to blame. Among the most “convincing” arguments, there are: an attempt to justify Ukraine’s failures on the battlefield;the use of catastrophe as an excuse for the delay of Ukraine’s counteroffensivean attempt to “revive” the mobilization campaign in Ukrainecreate the provocation at Zaporizhzhya NPP (which is now occupied by Russia);leaving Crimea without water. However, such logical chains do not include the fact that the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was under the control of Russian occupational forces, mined by Russian troops in April 2022, and the possible blow of the dam has been systematically used by Russian propaganda as a threat and an instrument of blackmail against Kyiv. In October 2022, the Ukrainian President made an official statement at the European Council warning the international community that Russians have mined the Kakhovka dam and planned a false flag terrorist act. Now, Russian propaganda mouthpieces are gloating about another Ukrainian tragedy and threatening Ukrainians with blowing up the dam of the Kyiv reservoir, which “will provoke a flood killing hundreds of thousands of Kyiv residents”. Meanwhile, the representatives of the Moscow patriarchate in Ukraine put forward the version that the blow-up was an aftermath of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Reserve terminating its agreements with the Russian Orthodox Church. According to the version of the TASS agency and “Kherson region’s Russia-installed leader” V. Saldo, “after the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the dam, the situation plays in favor of Russian forces”. However, such inconsistency does not bother Saldo since he was previously saying that “the city of Nova Kakhovka is alive, people are walking calmly on the streets, shops and gas stations are working” while standing by the window showing the flooded city. Now, Russian propaganda also traditionally tries to strengthen its position in the global information space by exploiting the Western “experts”. Thus, the key arguments of the Russian side were also mentioned on the Twitter account of pro-Russian ex-Fox TV host Tucker Carlson, who also claimed that the Kakhovka dam was blown by Ukraine because it was “too unbeneficial for Russia”. The statement was retweeted by Elon Musk and Dmitry Polyanskiy, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN. Unlike the unhidden Russian propaganda resources, such twits do not provoke such rejection and gain dozens of millions of views promoting the same toxic narratives. Neutral international organizations’ statements, such as the one made by the UN about civilians being “not a target” without even mentioning the fact that Russia is waging a war of annihilation against Ukraine. Such communications only deepen the tendency of “blurring the responsibility” and ruining the “aggress-victim” dichotomy, and promoting classical Russian propaganda narrative about everything being “not so clear”. Such a tendency is strengthened in the public discourse by the Western media (among which there are Reuters, New York Times, and Washington Post) publications emphasizing that “Ukraine and Russia blame each other”. Meanwhile, the consequences of the Kakhovka catastrophe can hardly be described as “beneficial” for Ukraine, with people missing, about 80 settlements flooded, 333 animal and plant species under threat of destruction. While on the right bank of Kherson oblast people and animals are now evacuated, on the left bank, which is occupied by Russian forces, Ukrainians are being let down and ignored by the occupational authorities. Using the scorched earth strategy as a method of war, Russia also uses the same approach in the information space, trying to erase or deny all the disadvantageous or compromising facts. After all, after the news about the zoological garden in occupied Nova Kakhovka, being completely flooded due to the explosion and all the animals dead, the official position of the Russian media was to pretend there was no zoo at all. Okay, there is NO LONGER any zoo. https://uacrisis.org/en/?post_type=post&p=248953
2023.06.08 09:34 duddleredThe Big Oof! Volume 1 Chapter 41: Token of Gratitude
This is the official end of the first Volume. Next week will begin Volume 2! After a lot of progress on my story, I'm making changes to my Patreon and instead of reading 3 chapters ahead, you'll get access to 5. Elijah Commission Azeline Commission The Little Menace Worship Her If you want to read 5 chapters ahead, check out my Patreon! Support me by upvoting me or leaving a comment! I also have the series uploaded to Royal Road, come leave a comment and give me a review by clicking HERE Here's a map of where the area Join my Discord! [First] [Previous] [Next] - Bennett was dead asleep in his hammock when he was roused by hushed whispers and the sound of activity echoed throughout the room, seemingly amplified by its cramped space. “Ben.” A voice called out. As the engineer slowly opened a singular eye, he found himself struggling to make sense of the situation. A figure was just a few meters away from him, rifling through a bag when they turned around and faced him. However, Bennetts groggy state prevented him from fully discerning who or what was responsible for the disruption. “Ben, wake up.” The voice called out one more time. Scowling in irritation, Bennett chose to ignore the voice and flipped over, burying his face into the hammock's fabric. He was determined to get back to sleep, even as the voice grew more insistent and the room's activity continued. “Ben, wake the fuck up!” The voice finally yelled. Suddenly, Bennett found himself suspended in the air, his groggy state replaced with fear and anxiety as he was forcefully yanked out of his hammock. He tried to process what was happening, but before he could comprehend the situation, he felt the cold embrace of the hardwood floor. THUD “Argh! Fuck!” The Engineer groaned as he slowly lifted himself up off the ground. "You goddamn asshole!" Bennett snapped, his voice hoarse from the mixture of pain and anger. Standing over Bennett with a cackling Fairy on his shoulder, Elijah decided he wasn’t going to wait for the stubborn man to get up on his own. "It's time to get up," Elijah said, turning around to continue sifting through his bag. "We got a lot of shit to do before we leave, and I can't afford to have you sleeping in." Bennett’s glare shifted between his captain and his sadistic partner. "Fine, fine. I'm up," he grumbled, rubbing his sore back. He knew Elijah was right, but that didn't make the sudden wake-up call any less infuriating. Yana, on the other hand, seemed to be enjoying Bennett's misery, her laughter ringing in his ears. THUD Pulling out his remaining Bioscanner, Elijah began running diagnostics on the device, ensuring it was in working order for when he delivered it to Salvanius. It was a trade that he was loathing, but it was a trade he would make 1000 times if given the chance to get the rest of their equipment back. Even if they only managed to find a quarter of their property, that was still a lot better than having nothing at all. As the Bioscanner's display indicated the device was functioning optimally, Elijah let out a small depressed sigh and slid it into his pocket. "Alright, let's get this over with," he said, opening the door and stepping out into the dimly lit corridor. Bennett followed, still grumbling under his breath about the hostile work environment while shifting his stink eye at both Yana and Elijah. THUD “GOD DAMNIT!!” Bennett yelled, rubbing his head after hitting the top of the door frame. He had completely forgotten how cramped everything was on this wooden death trap and how he had to crouch throughout the entire interior. Frustration and annoyance etched on his face, Bennett muttered a string of curses under his breath as he adjusted his posture to avoid the low ceilings and narrow passageways. “Midgets…” The Engineer sneered as he heard Elijah snicker father up ahead. It only took a few moments for Elijah and Bennett to reach the deck, and there they observed Rhea efficiently issuing orders to the ship's sailors. Her authoritative voice rang out over the hustle and bustle of the ship’s crew, who were quickly scurrying about, securing ropes and checking supplies. What really caught their attention, though, was Rhea was finally out of her armor. Adorned in a faded white linen long-sleeved shirt, Rhea left her chest straps slightly undone, revealing a hint of her modest, but alluring cleavage. The Knight Captain’s slim, athletic figure was displayed in stark contrast to the thick padding underneath the metal armor she normally wore. To accentuate her figure, the tight brown linen pants she wore hugged her humbly, but satisfyingly shapely curves and seamlessly tucked into her leather boots. The outfit, deceptively sultry, effortlessly exuded a sense of casual confidence and undeniable charm. Turning her head slight, the Knight Captain finally noticed the two Humans and acknowledged them with a nod. “Good morning Sir Elijah, Sir Bennett and…” She made a difficult face when her eyes locked onto Yana. “Your Honor will do!” The Fairy said in a chipper voice, crossing her legs. “I am both a Goddess and a confirmed Eternal Judge of the Fae courts!” Rhea’s expression turned sour for a moment, but decided it was best not to engage any further with the mischievous Vanir. "Very well, good morning Your Honor," Rhea replied, forcing a polite smile. "We're running a bit late, but we should be ready to set sail in just a few hours.” Elijah raised an eyebrow at the small fairy at the mention of being a confirmed judge, but shifted his attention back towards Rhea and nodded in understanding. "We'll be ready whenever you are," he said with his eyes traveling up her entire figure attire before refocusing on her face. "Just give us the signal when it's time to set sail." . “I’m assuming the northern woman is still asleep?” The Knight Captain asked, tilting her head curiously. Seeing her long elf ears bounce up and down seemed to be the final straw for Elijah, as an unbidden and almost adolescent fascination welled up within him. He blinked a few times, trying to regain his composure before replying. "Uh, yeah, she’s still asleep," Elijah finally responded, exhaling deeply. "We’ve been up for almost 36 hours, so I think it's best to let her rest for a while longer." he replied, trying to maintain a professional demeanor despite the lingering fascination with her elf ears. Bennett narrowed his eyes in annoyance as he regarded his captain with a disgusted look. "Can you control yourself?" he asked with a judgmental tone. Also noticing Elijah’s basically ogling her, Rhea couldn't help but laugh at the exchange while running a hand through her hair. "I'm glad to see at least someone finds me attractive," she said, her cheeks tinted with a slight blush. Elijah cleared his throat, trying to regain some semblance of dignity as he shifted his gaze away from her. "Ah... My apologies, Lady Rhea, but I was caught off guard," Elijah said, giving her a genuine smile. "I wasn’t prepared for the famed Knight Captain to be so beautiful out of her armor. It's a pleasant surprise, to say the least." Rhea found herself momentarily speechless as her cheeks flushing a deep shade of red. She wasn't used to receiving compliments, let alone being called beautiful by someone as striking as Elijah. A small, bashful smile tugged at the corners of her lips as she looked down to hide her embarrassment. "Well… I, um… Thank you, Sir Elijah.” she managed to say, her voice uncharacteristically timid. “I appreciate the kind words." Noticing the usually confident and stern Knight Captain was completely flustered, Elijah knew she was on the backfoot and went for blood. “You’re more than welcome Lady Rhea,” he responded, bowing his head. “I was just saying it how I see it—” "Yana, zap him!" Bennett ordered, sensing that Elijah was about to push his luck too far. The mischievous fairy didn't hesitate, and with a magical pop, she immediately shifted forms, transforming the fiery inferno atop her head into a flowing teal, wind that cascaded past her shoulders. After her transformation, a maniacal grin spread across her face as she clutched two fistfuls of Elijah's hair. “AHH FUCK!” Elijah yelped in pain. A light chuckle escaped Rhea's lips as she watched the scene play out before her, momentarily pushing aside her embarrassment and wariness of the group. Their playful antics, though unprofessional, stirred a sense of lighthearted camaraderie she hadn't experienced in years. The thrill of exploring the unknown alongside trusted friends had been lost to her ever since she joined Salvanius' Order. The organization's rigid structure and hierarchy had dampened her once-adventurous spirit, and witnessing Elijah's crew sparked a touch of envy within her. Yana, still grinning mischievously, finally released her grip on Elijah's hair. The man, now fuming with anger, made a hasty attempt to snatch her out of the air, but the nimble fairy easily dodged his grasp, giggling all the while. "I'm going to kill the both of you!" Elijah yelled, glaring at both Yana and Bennett. His frustration only caused more laughter from the fairy and an amused smirk from Bennett, who crossed his arms and leaned back against the railing. "Come now, Sir Elijah, there's no need for violence," Rhea interjected while covering her mouth in a poor attempt to hide her own laughter. "I'm sure you can find it in your heart to forgive their little prank.” She continued, adjusting her hair that was flowing in the wind. “We’re going to spend a few long days sailing if we’re going to catch up with them, after all.” Glancing back at her crew, Rhea's face returned to its usual stern expression when she noticed the sailors gawking and whispering amongst themselves. It was evident that her momentary display of mirth had taken them by surprise, as they rarely saw their Knight Captain in such a lighthearted state. "What in the name of Tylas are you all gawking at!?" She roared, placing her hands firmly on her hips “GET BACK TO WORK!” Rhea's eyes narrowed as the scrambling crew members hastily returned to their tasks, their faces pale with fear. The ship's atmosphere instantly shifted back to its usual disciplined state as the sailors focused on their duties, aware that their Knight Captain's gaze was upon them. Elijah let out an annoyed sigh in the realization that he was probably never going to catch that little psychopath and shifted his gaze to Bennett. “I’m gonna get you.” He hissed hatefully. “Mark my words, you piece of shit.” However, Bennett merely smirked in response, clearly unfazed by his captain's threats. Just as Elijah was about to ask the Knight Captain about the whereabouts of her liege, the man himself appeared on deck. Salvanius came sauntering up the planks that connected the ship to the docks, his imposing figure drawing the attention of everyone present. "It's quite rare to hear you so jovial, Rhea," the Demigod remarked, a faint smile tugging at the corners of his lips. Rhea, slightly taken aback by her liege's observation, straightened her posture and cleared her throat. "My apologies, your grace," she replied respectfully, attempting to regain her usual composure. "I shall see to it that this Cog is ready to depart, post haste." Salvanius waved a dismissive hand, his expression softening slightly. "There's no need to apologize, Rhea. It's good to see you enjoying yourself, even if just for a moment. However, you are correct; our guest would most likely appreciate departing as soon as possible." With that, Rhea nodded and began barking orders to her crew, ensuring that everything was in order for their imminent departure. Turning to his guests, Salvanius addressed them with an air of authority. "I assume you two have the magical tool..." He paused, recalling the events that transpired the previous day. "I mean, the tool. Is it ready?" The two Human’s exchanged glances before Elijah stepped forward, pulling out the bioscanner from his pocket. "You’re not going to be able to understand it, but I’ve configured it in a way where you can still get a lot of functionality without having to read." he explained, holding the device out for Salvanius to see. Time flew as Elijah went into an in depth explanation of the bioscanner's functions and features. He walked Salvanius through everything all the way from disease diagnosis to health monitoring and treatments. With each new feature the human listed seemed to make Salvanius’ jaw drop lower and lower until he found himself looking like a fool. "And finally, if a red tube with a bolt of lightning ever just starts flashing, all you have to do is flip it over so these panels face the star and just wait," Elijah explained, pointing at the bright orb in the morning sky as he showed the Demigod the solar panels. "It's designed to recharge itself using starlight, so you'll never have to worry about finding a power source." Salvanius' eyes widened even further, if that were possible. "Astounding," he breathed, clearly impressed. "And you’re just willing to give this to me…?" “Eh.” Elijah shrugged dismissively. “I have augments- I mean I can already do most of that stuff other than a few things, so it’s mainly just redundant fail safe incase I’m away or dead.” A complicated expression spread across Salvanius' face as Elijah mentioned that the device was merely a redundancy measure in case of his absence. Suddenly the prospect of having this man as a retainer became much, MUCH more appealing. However, his thoughts were soon interrupted when the Vanir made its appearance by landing squarely on Elijah’s shoulder while glaring daggers at the Demigod. Salvanius met Yana's gaze and sighed, dispelling the intrusive and dishonorable thoughts of taking these Artificers for himself. “I understand.” The demigod said, turning his focus back to Elijah. “The Holy Dominion will not forget this grace you’ve bestowed upon us.” He gave a grateful nod before spinning around and heading towards the dock. However, he soon came to a halt as his eyes fell upon a group of women arguing with his knights at the ramp leading to the ship. The women seemed intent on gaining access to the ship, their arms laden with various items, including several sizable platters of food. “W-Wait! I-I was instructed to board!” A slim and fearful redhead said, holding a large burlap sack. Something felt… Off about her. It was almost as if Salvanius could recognize the woman, even though he was fairly certain he hadn't met her before. Then again, he had met a great number of people in this damned village, but his instincts kept nudging him to take a closer look. But his thoughts were interrupted when he recognized the Beastkin woman and the gaggle of Ferfolk slaves next to her. "What do ye mean we ain't allowed entry!? I gotta deliver me gratitude before it's too late!" the dog-like woman bellowed, her voice full of frustration and urgency. An amused huff left Salvanius’ mouth before looking over his shoulder. “I do believe you have guests.” The Demigod said before making his way down the plank. “Let them through.” He said to his knights, waving his hand dismissively as he walked past the group. The knights obeyed without hesitation and stepped aside allowing the gaggle of women to board the ship. "Thank ye, yer grace," The dog-like woman bowed deeply before her and the Ferfolk ran up the ramp. As Elijah approached at the edge of the ship , confusion spread across his face as Mara suddenly appeared with her renowned tubers in hand. The woman stopped a good distance away, staring intently at the man, attempting to gauge his reaction and determine whether he would be receptive to her presence. Seeing he was just staring at her impassively, Mara gathered her courage, and stepped forward with a warm smile. "I... I wanted to give ye this as a token of me gratitude…” She said shyly. “Ye know, for everything ye done for us." Elijah's eyes flicked between Mara and the tubers, his confusion slowly melting away into a wry smile as he flicked his hand in a beckoning motion. The action caused Mara’s Shyness to completely dissipate as she bounded forward and handed him the tubers with enthusiasm. "You really didn't have to, but thank you," Elijah said, accepting the gift. Mara beamed at his response, clearly relieved. "It's the least I could do!” She said, with her tail wagging vigorously. “I couldn’t bear the thought of not makin’ amends with ye.” Turning around, Elijah handed this plate of tubers to the salivating Engineer and watched as Yana bolted off his shoulder in an attempt to attack the pile of food. Shaking his head, Elijah turned back to Mara and the group of women with a bemused expression. "Hopefully they’ll leave me some," he commented. “Ye can always come back and get more.” Mara replied with a coy. “I’ll let ye have all the service ye want.” A chuckle escaped Elijah’s mouth as he ran a hand through his hair. "I might just take you up on that," he said with a smirk. "Your food isn’t the only thing I’m going to miss." Mara's cheeks flushed deeply at Elijah's reply, her tail wagging even faster as she tried to play it cool. "Well, I'll be sure to make myself available whenever ye are in need of some company," she replied, propping up her supple chest. Elijah couldn't help but let his eyes wander for a moment before meeting Mara's gaze again, a lopsided grin playing at the corners of his mouth. "I'll… keep that in mind as long as you promise not to try to get me killed again." he replied with a goofy tone that made the dog-girl giggle. “So all I need to do is spread my legs if I’m ever in need of your forgiveness?” Azelines voice rang out from behind him as the blond Elf woman emerged from the ship still rubbing the sleepiness from her eyes. With a mouth full of fried tubers, Bennett decided to chime in. “I told him his dick is going to eventually get him killed.” He said, beckoning the Ferfolks to place the other platters on a nearby box. Bringing a hand up to press against his eyes, Elijah let out an annoyed groan before turning his attention towards the two. “Why do you have to make this weird?” He asked in exasperation. "It’s all about sincerity.” Bennett snickered, shoving another tuber into his mouth. "Ah yes. You hear that Aze?” He continued in a mocking tone while elbowing Azeline in the ribs. “You need to put more effort in your apologies!" Azeline smirked, her teasing nature starting to leak out. "Is that so? I guess I’ll make sure any future apologies come with… an appropriate amount of sincerity and effort." She said, striking a pose that was more satirical than seductive. “Jesus Christ…” Elijah muttered under his breath while his two crewmates broke out into laughter. “I hate both of you.” The laughter continued after successfully eliciting an annoyed response from their beleaguered captain. However, a quiet seemed to take over the deck as everyone's attention shifted towards the approaching Knight Captain. "So that's the type of man you are, Sir Eli-jah" Rhea remarked with a raised eyebrow. "I'll bear that in mind when you try to charm me with your honeyed words." “Oh god damnit…” Elijah facepalmed and dragged his hand down his face as another roar of laughter erupted from everyone in the group. Rhea’s hand was covering her mouth as she tried to suppress a chuckle. “A-Anyways…” She chortled. “We should be ready to sail any moment now, so make sure you’re all prepared for departure.” The woman said, walking off in the direction of the Helm while her shoulders shook in mirth. Elijah just stood there for a moment, pinching the bridge of his nose. “Where the hell is Auri?” He asked no one in particular, his frustration starting to show. “A-Ahh… H-Hello.” Recognizing the voice, Elijah looked up to see a petite woman with bright red hair looking up at him expectantly while holding onto a large burlap sack. Glad to see that he at least didn’t have to go hunting for the dainty woman, Elijah let loose a heavy breath of relief. “Alright, I’ll go tell Lady Rhea-” He tried to say, but Auri interrupted him. Auri squirmed nervously before asking, "Umm… Should I be worried that you also have designs on me?" “Oh for fucks sake!” Elijah threw his arms up and let them slap against his thighs in frustration as the rest of the crew barked in laughter. "Let’s just go already!” Yana however, completely ignored the incessant bickering and Instead, she hungrily finished off one of the smaller platters of tubers and chomped down on the last tiny morsel on the wooden plate. Sighing Contentedly, the Fairy’s gaze fell upon Mara and her small group of Ferfolks as they said their goodbyes and disappeared from view. In their place was the other, more fidgety whelping that always looked at her servants with gleeful eyes. The man was far weaker than the other, but at least he seemed somewhat reverent towards Eli and Ben. In their stead, the more fidgety whelping appeared, the one who always seemed to look at Ben and Eli with eager eyes. Although this man seemed far weaker than his sibling, he at least displayed a measure of reverence towards her servants. Turning her head up towards the clear blue sky, Yana placed a hand on her tiny belly and sighed contentedly. She couldn't wait to see what other delightful mortal delicacies or fanciful experiences she would get to experience in the future. [First] [Previous] [Next]
2023.06.08 09:33 autotldrUkraine accuses Russia of shelling rescuers amid dam evacuations
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian forces of shelling Ukrainian emergency workers who are trying to rescue people from floodwaters caused by the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam. Speaking in his nightly address on Wednesday, Zelenskyy said that more than 2,000 people have been rescued so far from flooding in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions which, he said, contrasted starkly with Russian-occupied regions where he accused Moscow's forces of simply abandoning people to the flooding. Zelenskky described conditions in Russian-occupied parts of the Kherson region as "Absolutely catastrophic" and called on international humanitarian organisations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, to immediately deploy to and help people abandoned in occupied areas now hit by flooding from the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam on Tuesday. Commenting for the first time on the blowing up of the dam on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeated Moscow's line that Ukraine was to blame. In a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin alleged that Kyiv authorities, encouraged by Western supporters, had destroyed the dam and were escalating "War crimes, openly using terrorist methods and staging acts of sabotage on Russian territory", the Kremlin said in its account of the call. Addressing the issue of the dam's destruction as Kyiv and Moscow trade blame, the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington, DC-based think tank, said Russia has "a greater and clearer interest in flooding the lower [Dnipro] despite the damage to their own prepared defensive positions".
2023.06.08 09:30 Oops_CatWiMi Hologram Cloud（WIMI）Developed And Innovated Its BCI Gaming Model
Last Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that brain-computer interfaces could solve the biggest bottleneck in human progress. Musk is known to have launched the Neuralink in 2016. He believes the company’s technology can help humans achieve “symbiosis” with artificial intelligence. Simply put, people will be able to combine their brains with computers. When it comes to brain-computer interfaces, the first impression may be that Musk makes monkeys “mind-type.” Since then, Musk’s Neuralink has been developing brain implants designed to treat diseases such as paralysis and blindness. Recently, however, the Chinese team was surprised. https://preview.redd.it/tbcol9y2yq4b1.png?width=830&format=png&auto=webp&s=238316ebea3d1bc80cf29c2e39c3ff4b14a718f8 The world’s first brain-computer interface test on monkeys was successfully conducted Recently, the world’s first nonhuman primate interventional brain-computer interface test has been successful in Beijing, which is of great significance to promoting the field of brain science research, marking China’s brain-computer interface technology among the international leading ranks. The experiment was led by Professor Duan Feng’s team from Nankai University and jointly completed with the General Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army (301 Hospital) and Shanghai Xinwei Medical Technology Co., Ltd., which broke through core technologies such as endovascular EEG signal acquisition and interventional EEG signal recognition. According to the video, the surgical monkey just needs to “think” to bring the food to the imports. This technology has been widely used in medical, military, and other fields, such as it can help patients with stroke and ALS recover, and even store human thinking, consciousness, and memory in the future. This series of very magical results have begun to happen. It seems that some scenes in sci-fi blockbusters are not so far away from us. Brain-computer interface refers to a direct connection between the brain of a human or animal and an external device to exchange information between the brain and the device. At present, there are mainly three kinds of BCI, invasive, non-invasive, and interventional BCI. Neuralink, founded by “Iron Man of Silicon Valley” Musk and a team of scientists, is one of the few companies that develop invasive brain-computer interfaces. In contrast, the interventional brain-computer interface technology used in China is safer. According to information released by Nankai University, the team sent interventional EEG sensors through the singular vein into the sagittal sinus and the motor cortex brain region. After surgery, the team successfully collected and identified the non-human primate interventional EEG signals, realizing the active control of the robotic arm. It can be said that the interventional brain-computer interface takes both intrusive and non-invasive strengths while avoiding the shortcomings of both. From the current development, brain-computer interface technology has made breakthroughs, which may first help to the medical industry. Guotai Junan Securities pointed out that medicine and health is the main application scenario of brain-computer, and the future will gradually penetrate entertainment, smart home, and other fields, and become an important form of human-computer interaction. Brain-computer interface technology will enable the metaverse Brain-computer interface is a complex system and a basic tool for reading and writing on dynamic network data of neurons. What is more surprising is that, with the sudden rise of the Metaverse, people have great expectations for the integration and interaction of the virtual world and the real world. Many people in the industry believe that the brain-computer interface is the cutting-edge technology hatched by Metaverse. In the future, brain-computer interface technology will enable Metaverse, and the brain-computer interface is expected to become the next generation of human-computer interaction technology, the ultimate form of Metaverse. At the same time, with the continuous development of Metaverse in the future, the strong support of national policies, as well as the continuous exploration of brain science, the brain-computer interface will become the next generation of Metaverse entrance after VR and AR, realizing the real Metaverse. According to the White paper on brain-computer Interface standardization released by the China Institute of Electronic Technology Standardization, the potential market for brain-computer interface technology (Brain-Computer Interface, BCI) will soon reach tens of billions of yuan. Another prediction analysis believes that the brain-computer interface in the next 20-30 years, the commercial application will gradually land, will open a 100 billion dollars of market. The technical race has already begun. Brain-computer interface technology is an important strategic direction of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. The future industry represented by the brain-computer interface has stepped into the fast lane, and the formation of breakthrough scientific research achievements and innovative applications is the strategic need for innovative development. WiMi Hologram Cloud focuses on brain-computer interface achievements At present, the brain-computer interface field has tried to combine technology in the consumer field, and the application of in-game interaction is becoming more and more popular. It is understood that WiMi Hologram Cloud (NASDAQ: WIMI) has started to develop BCI game models and paradigms based on brain-computer interfaces. The game model was designed with a P300 brain-computer interface to explore a feasible and natural game execution experience using electroencephalography (EEG) signals in a practical environment. https://preview.redd.it/6p5pqxqayq4b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=29682ce7de14c2169032a698cfe675b25216728b According to the report, the novelty of the WiMi Hologram Cloud study is reflected in the design of the BCI games and the paradigm, which integrates the rules of the game and the characteristics of the BCI system. In addition, the convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithm is introduced to achieve high accuracy on the training samples. This brain-computer interface system not only provides a form of entertainment but also provides more possibilities for game control. To be sure, WiMi Hologram Cloud is based on the CNN BCI game model, forming a platform that can meet the interests of both healthy and disabled users. For healthy users, brain-computer interface games are mysterious and technical, which increases the charm of the game and is very conducive to the promotion of the game. For users with disabilities, BCI games provide them with a fair gaming platform, not only allowing them to play games with healthy users in the same way but also as a functional rehabilitation system to help patients with rehabilitation training. WiMi Hologram Cloud’s application of brain-computer interface technology to entertainment games is an important part of promoting BCI technology from the scientific research stage to the practical application market stage. Conclusion On the whole, although the new achievements of brain-computer interface technology in China have attracted global attention, it needs to be admitted that at present, the research perspective of foreign brain-computer interface technology is more advanced than that in China, and there can be some technological breakthroughs from 0 to 1. However, the advantages of China are more reflected in the range from 1 to 10, that is, domestic enterprises are good at learning from overseas innovative ideas, making better improvements and engineering realization of products, and pushing the products to the clinic more quickly. In short, if you want to catch up, and eventually lead the industry trend, the core point must also be to increase the investment in basic scientific research.
I'm slowly losing my will to live, as a teen I should be looking forward to the future, but with everything that's been going on like climate change and stuff, the future seems dead, why bother planning a future when the future I'd imagine would just get shot, stabbed, burned, and buried. This has been on the back of my mind for weeks or maybe months, but it only just dawned on me, there was always something giving me hope, but those things are gone now. I've tried keeping myself busy like learning a language or playing an instrument, but it was only a matter of time before it got to me. I don't want to end it all, but I can't think of a single reason not to. I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, I just want something to keep me going again or at least some sort of sign that I'm not alone in this situation. P.S. I'm sorry if what I typed seemed confusing, English is not my first language, but hopefully I did well enough that you got the general idea of what I'm trying to say.
2023.06.08 09:29 milky-sodaQuestions for Shen Qingqiu cosplayers!!
Sorry if the format is wonky, I’m using mobile. I’m planning on cosplaying Shen Qingqiu and I’ve looked around for some cosplay. I can’t sew, and a lot of the more “official” cosplay, aka outfits that mention his name, tend to be quite expensive. So I was thinking of looking up the type of outfit he wears and such to maybe get a green version of something similar, but I don’t know the proper name for the outfit he wears. Therefore, trying to look it up is quite difficult. I really want to be respectful while cosplaying him since these are cultural clothes I’ll be using for cosplay, so I don’t want to mess it up. So, here’s my questions: 1. What is his type of outfit called?
Where did you get your cosplay and what did you look up to find it? If you could send a link (idk if this is really possible, I’m not too familiar with Reddit) that would be amazing!!
If you have suggestions on where to get his hair ornament as well, that would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve found a wig and I think I’ll be able to find a fan pretty well, so I think I’m alright in that regard. I hope to get some replies, any help is greatly appreciated, thank you :)
2023.06.08 09:29 Specialist-Debate136I’m going on a date for the first time in 8 years and I’m having all sorts of thoughts about it
I (40F) was diagnosed a couple months ago (suddenly it all makes sense 😅). I’ve been with my husband (40M) for 20 years (married for 12, ENM for 10). I have a second partner (51M) and we have been together for 8 years. I work construction so I have layoff time sometimes, and now is one of those times. I spend most of my days working on various projects around the house and gardening, and most of the time I’d rather be doing those things than anything else, including hanging out with literally anyone. Well, after somewhat impulsively making a dating profile about a month ago, a man messaged me. He seems very nice, and we have things in common. I made it clear in my profile that I’m in 3 relationships (if I count myself, and the older I get the more I count myself!). And that I’m only looking for very occasional dates (if I’m looking for anything at all). Long story short, he still wants to meet up next week and I’m nervous as hell! I haven’t even kissed another person since I met my partner! I know myself and I know if I like this person I will make time to hang. I guess I’m scared and worried it’s just my ADHD brain that made a dating profile in the first place. I have had crushes over the last few years and prefer to meet people in real life, but my crushes have been monogamous dudes from work and they have…not worked out, probably for the better. TL;DR I’m going on a date for the first time in 8 years at 40, and perhaps could use some advice/tips/general encouragement!
2023.06.08 09:27 KolinNotColinI'm (22M) not sure that I'm attracted to my girlfriend(20F) anymore, but the thought of being alone and starting a new relationship scares me. Do I break up with her, or is there still a way to talk about my problems?
TL;DR: I don't think I'm attracted to my girlfriend anymore, and I'm scared to break up with her. Her and I have been together since the end of October (8 months~), and we've known each other for a year and a half, having dated briefly once before in late '21 and breaking up after a month and a half. We made amends, became friends, and started talking again after that, leading to now. I just don't know how much I want to have a relationship with her, anymore. Lately, I've gotten to explore life a lot more; I've gone to big concerts, flown across the country, gotten up to some dumb shit with the goons I call friends. Most of that without her. She's done some of that on her own and with her friends, too, but while she still feels the connection, I don't. And I hate that, because why should I feel differently? Why do I feel like I want something or someone else, but she's so set on me? More than anything, I don't want to hurt her. I know if we broke up, she would be devastated. She's been all-in on me ever since we first dated, and I was for a long time, too. But, about a week ago, it got to the point where I've started looking around. I've thought about other girls I know are single; girls I've seen on Tinder that match my type and look like I could have a lot of fun with. Meanwhile, her pictures and her gifts sit around my room and I can't begin to describe my guilt. So I uninstall Tinder, move on for the night, and I still come back a week or so later. Ultimately, what do I do? I've got the weekend off of work, and she's coming over to spend the night with my family and I (I live w/ my father, for reference). When I'm with her, it's not so bad. Then the more I think about it alone, the more I think it's all wrong. I don't want her to hurt, but I know I can't avoid that if we end things. I truly feel sick and I'm scared about what comes after if we break.
2023.06.08 09:26 SorbetSuccessful731Commercial Construction Market to Witness Excellent Revenue Growth Owing to Rapid Increase in Demand
Advance Market Analytics released a new market study on Global Commercial Construction Market Research report which presents a complete assessment of the Market and contains a future trend, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry validated market data. The research study provides estimates for Global Commercial Construction Forecast till 2027*. The commercial construction industry is one of the many facets of the construction industry. This has a unique purpose, construction, and management techniques. It is mainly concerned with the built environment for trade-oriented establishments. Commercial construction is used for business purposes, including the construction of office buildings, industrial plants, and other related business operations. In certain situations, a commercial building must serve the purpose of running different companies in the same structure. In commercial construction, a new project is being developed that is based on several business decisions, which are also related to several people or interest groups. Commercial construction has extensive functions including shops, warehouses, theaters, hospitals, community buildings, and more. Most commercial buildings are provided with steel frames. In this way, the project justifies the cost and investment with steel. The commercial sector has a long-term relationship with suppliers. This way the materials in the project stay consistent. Commercial projects are usually large projects with larger buildings. Commercial projects, therefore, require powerful machines, large cranes, and sophisticated equipment. In general, commercial projects are funded by government agencies, developers, and bank finance companies. Key Players included in the Research Coverage of Commercial ConstructionMarket are: Vinci SA (France) ACS Group (Spain) Bechtel (United States) Hochtief (Germany) Balfour Beatty (United Kingdom) Bouygues Construction (France) Kiewit Corporation (United States) Royal BAM Group (Netherlands) Laing O'Rourke (United Kingdom) What's Trending in Market: Trends for the Commercial Construction Market Due To Dominance of the Tech Giants Increasing Technology Sectorâ€™s Presence Challenges: Decreased Commercial Activity As A Consequence Of Decreased Revenue in the Pandemic Opportunities: The Continued Adoption of Digital Technologies Increasing Government Investments in the Sector Market Growth Drivers: Increase in Co-Working Spaces Rising Construction Activities All Around the Globe The Global Commercial Construction Market segments and Market Data Break Down by Type (New Construction, Repair and Maintenance, Refurbishment and Demolition), Application (Leisure and Hospitality Buildings, Office Buildings, Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Retail Buildings, Others), Organization Type (Small & Medium Size Enterprises, Large Enterprises), Material Used (Steel, Concrete, Cement, Composite Materials) To comprehend Global Commercial Construction market dynamics in the world mainly, the worldwide Commercial Construction market is analyzed across major global regions. AMA also provides customized specific regional and country-level reports for the following areas. • North America: United States, Canada, and Mexico. • South & Central America: Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. • Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa. • Europe: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Russia. • Asia-Pacific: India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. Presented By AMA Research & Media LLP
2023.06.08 09:22 autotldrUkraine updates: Zelenskyy says help needed after dam breach
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Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy says help needed after dam breach - DW - 06/08/2023 Skip to content Skip to main menu Skip to more DW sites. Rescue efforts continue after the breach of the Kakhovka dam, but Ukraine says more help is needed. It comes as the first deaths were reported following the breach of the dam in the Russian-occupied area of southern Ukraine. The delegation, made up of a number of leaders of African countries, is expected to visit Ukraine and Russia in June. Some 8.3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion in early 2022, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Of those, 5.1 million have temporary protection under special arrangements without them having to apply for asylum in the EU, Norway and Switzerland. "The Russian soldiers, the Russian police, the authorities, everyone working in the hostel has been treating us extremely well," said passenger Girvaan Singh Kahma, 16, adding that they were barred to leave the hostel in Magadan and were unable to use their credit cards because of sanctions over Russia's war in Ukraine.
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2023.06.08 09:22 autotldrCanada’s record wildfires should be ‘wake-up call’, experts warn
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Montreal, Canada - "Do you smell smoke?" That's the question people in Canada have been asking each other this week as hundreds of wildfires are burning in what has been described as an "Unprecedented" start to the 2023 Canadian fire season. The emergence of smoke-filled, discoloured skies in parts of Canada that typically aren't affected by wildfires has spurred widespread public concern and calls for authorities to better prepare for a problem that experts say is only going to get worse. Jill Baumgartner, an associate professor in the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University in Montreal, said pollution levels in the city and in Canada more generally have been three to four times higher than usual as a result of the wildfires. "We tend to think about wildfire smoke as being an acute or short-term exposure, but we're seeing that we're having these events more frequently. Wildfires are more common. They're happening for longer periods of time," she told Al Jazeera. Flannigan said Canada needs to take a more proactive approach to wildfires going forward, including imposing fire bans and closing forests to recreational users and industry "Before the fire episode is upon you". Environmental advocates are calling on Canada to do more to address the problem fuelling the recent scenes of wildfire devastation: climate change.
I was wondering if anyone knows someone or some store that I could make a custom scythe, a real one. I would like one that’s just taller than me and pretty large, I’m willing to pay pretty much any price as long as it’s 500 or less. If this is probably impossible for someone to make, then I would love a super long katana too, like 8 ft in height type of long. Thanks!!!!🙏🙏🙏
2023.06.08 09:18 Maleficent-Onion-717PC Secrets Idea help
I need some help from this awesome creative community. I have a PC with a secret that I need some help figuring out what it could be. The secret starts as an item, a necklace in his possession, that has a small vial attached to it containing some unknown liquid and other floaties, like a goofy snow globe, given to him by his mother. The session zero for this character resulted in this background: He is from a human society on a different planet that had been conquered and enslaved by Illithids. The human colony he is from was known for their magic prowess and lore, and so the Illithids conquered them as they wanted to learn their secrets. While in captivity, and as a child, the PC’s mother gave him this birthright necklace and told him to never tell anyone that he has it, never to speak of it, as it holds great secrets and others will want it, etc. His mother and father had died in captivity as a result of interrogations and abuse. Soon afterward, a group of space fairing adventurers attacked the Illithids strong hold, killed the brain hive, and rescued these slaves. He was then taken, with all of these other rescued humans, to the Rock of Bral as a refugee, where he eaked out a life. There, he fell in with some thieves and showed he had some minor magic ability, and so was sponsored into service as an apprentice to a sketchy Wizard. This PC is a reluctant hero type, focused on secrets and so wanting to research more about the vial, found passage to Waterdeep and I have since swept him up in the DragonHeist module series, the Alexandrian remix. So, with that back ground, what the hell is the vial, the secret it contains? It’s a PC story arc, but one I could really use some cool ideas for. The PC is now W5/CL1, his god is Ptah, god of knowledge and secrets, he is a reluctant hero persona (and he does a great job of role playing that even though I throw huge accolades at him). Thanks for your help all!