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2022.09.22 03:47 LyrMeThatBifrost DahmerNetflix

Discussion of the Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and the upcoming documentary Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes (Oct 7).
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2022.09.22 02:15 BumbleBeees123 MonsterOnNetflix

A subreddit dedicated to the newest Netflix limited series by Ryan Murphy, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” starring Evan Peters. This show released for streaming on September 21, 2022.
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2015.10.23 08:26 creedofwheat Riding the line between creepy and love...

"If both people are into each other, then a big romantic gesture works: Dobler, but if one person isn't into the other, the same gesture comes off serial-killer crazy: Dahmer."
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2023.06.08 21:19 Jerry_217 [H] GAMES [W] OFFERS, PAYPAL, AMAZON E-Gift Card, TF2 keys

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Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition
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Children of Morta: Complete Edition
Cities: Skylines
Construction Simulator (2015) Deluxe Edition
Cultist Simulator
Demon Turf
DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT
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Depraved
Desperados III
Destroy All Humans
Dicey Dungeons
Dishonored Definitive Edition
Distant Worlds Universe
Dragon Knight (delisted, 18+)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragonia (delisted, 18+)
Dungeons 2 - Complete Edition
Dusk
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 + 18DLCs (19 game+dlc, 97% positive rating)
EDGE OF ETERNITY
Encased
ENDLESS Space 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
Euro Truck Simulator 2
F1 2020
Fable Anniversary
Full Metal Furies
GOLDEN LIGHT
GRID Ultimate Edition
Hedon Bloodrite
Hell Girls (delisted, 18+)
HERO'S HOUR
How to Sing to Open Your Heart
Hyper Light Drifter
Injustice 2 Legendary Edition
IRIS and the Giant
Joggernauts
JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Just Cause 4 Complete Edition
Last Oasis
Late Shift
Life is Strange 2 Complete Season (incl. Mascot Bundle DLC)
Lil Gator Game
Lost Planet 3 Complete Pack
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Metro Exodus
Mini Metro
Mini motor Racing EVO (delisted)
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp
Monster Train: The Last Divinity (DLC only)
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl
Obduction
Offworld Trading Company
OLLIOLLI WORLD - RAD EDITION
Othercide
Outward The Soroboreans DLC + soundtrack (no base game)
Paint the Town Red
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Royal Ascension DLC
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - Enhanced Edition
Per Asperatrar
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Project CARS
Project Wingman
Propnight
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Quantum Break
Ragnarock
Rain World
Risen 2: Dark Waters, Sacred 2: Gold Edition, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row: The Third! (all 4 together in one key)
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Rollerdrome
Rubber Bandits
Ryse: Son of Rome
Sakura Alien, 18+
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Sakura - Forest Girls set, 18+
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI : Platinum Edition
Sniper Elite 3
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Source of Madness
Spirit Hunter: NG
Starbound
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (steam gift)
Strange Brigade
Sunset Overdrive
Super Star (delisted)
Superliminal
Surviving The Aftermath
The Ascent
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos
The Gardens Between
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante
The Long Dark
The Stanley Parable
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (Gift)
The Wolf Among Us
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Total War: Empire - Definitive Edition
Total War: Medieval II - Definitive Edition
Total War: Napoleon- Definitive Edition
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Among Us
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Dagon - The Eldritch Box DLC
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Grow: Song of the Evertree
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Turmoil
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War for the Overworld
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2023.06.08 21:18 Vj_vice Anyone else tired of the "deserves better" rhetoric with Aqua?

If I got a nickel every time I read or hear that Kana and Akane deserve someone better than Aqua, I'd have a lot of nickels. I understand the sentiment that people who are invested in Kana and Akane's characters don't want to see them in a manipulative relationship, but the whole rhetoric feels incredibly dismissive of all the intricacies that exist in their relationships. Like people understand that they don't just have superficial crushes on Aqua and that they both have a multitude of reasons to genuinely care about him beyond a straightforward romance right? Talking about the situation as if they should girlboss it up and dump him on the side of a street always felt bizarre to me, because they don't want to see him hurt or upset since they have a real connection. It also feels weird that some people act like Aqua is this malicious monster when his emotions and motivations and the actions he shows are so much more complicated than that. Like, I'm not going to pretend that his relationships with Kana and Akane are perfect or that he doesn't use them should the situation fit- it would go against what's directly seen in the story, but pretending that he doesn't care about them whatsoever and doesn't try to genuinely help them would be just as egregious.
My point is that relationships in Oshi no Ko are complicated, and that should be celebrated! Aka's a wizard at writing character dynamics where there isn't a clear and obvious answer to solve conflict like "just communicate better" that you'd see in some other character-centric dramas. Aqua's neither a saint nor a demon, and interpreting Kana and Akane as just innocent pawns that are manipulated to achieve an ulterior motives is just as reductive imo. Anyways, there wasn't too much of a point behind this post, since I just wanted to vent and share my thoughts.
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2023.06.08 21:17 somethingig686926 AITAH for making original characters based on my family and past?

I (transm16) am an artist and discovered it's a self therapy for me. For a long time I've made these characters that represent everyone I've ever known in my life. I've spent a long time redesigning them and updating them ect. I also write and make scripts because I wanna become a animator and make my own animation series eventually. So these characters have a personality and are very realistic. I didn't change their backstory or personality from the person it's based on, only thing that's changed is thwir design, I made them unrealistic some of them being monsters clowns queens ECT. It's very unrecognizable from the design only you can know if it's based on you by your personality. I have my mother as a smoke monster queen who surrounds you with her smoke choking you slowly and corrupting you and whatever magic I gave you. My dad as a demon that's is real but is never around always gone off doing something, so much so others think he's a myth. My little sibling as puppets and me as a puppet trying to escape. I have a lot others but those are the main ones that need to be knows right now. (Also I know it all slunds cringy but like I wanna live my childhood and it makes me happy so idc)
So my mom recently went through my art stuff and found scripts, little stories and art ive made of these main 5 characters. She recognized what I was telling and got mad. She told me this put her in a bad light that none of what I said is true and that I'm making her to be a villain (literally) . I told her it's how I see her and feel a d of she hates it to change my mind with her actions not words anymore.
She's now demanding I redraw her character and everyone else's to fit HER imagine but I'm not budging. It's my character my world my way of seeing everyone. Why make myself feel bad by lying? If I was really lying why would I make my own character bad as well with flaws. There's not one good character, yes they do good things but everyone there is bad in their own ways. I wouldn't lie about this but I guess it's disrespectful somehow. AITAH?
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2023.06.08 21:17 Jerry_217 [H] Back 4 blood, Biomutant, Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo, hell let loose, crusader kings 3, Talisman complete set, Warhammer 40k Chaos Daemonhunters, Aliens Fireteam Elite, Dark Pictures: Man of Medan&Little Hope, Fable Anniversary, Injustice 2 Legendary ED, Abzu [W] Paypal, amazon, TF2key, Gem, wishli

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A Hat in Time
monster hunter rise
fight in tight space
phoenix wright
LOOT RIVER
Hell let loose
satisfactory
Gotham Knights
Vrising
DOOM Eternal
Deep Rock Galactic
LegionTD 2
Dead by Daylight
quantum break

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slay the spire
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
deep rock galactic
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Added recently:

Lil Gator Game
Cities: Skylines
SCUM
NBA 2K17 (humble link, delisted)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Monster Hunter Rise (may keep)
slay the spire (may keep)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (may keep)
The Wolf Among Us
Hyper Light Drifter
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Haiku, the Robot
Rain World
Hollow Knight
Kerbal Space Program
Dicey Dungeons
Talisman: The complete collection (54 game+dlc)
Back 4 blood (EU)
Dragon Knight (delisted, 18+)
Dragonia (delisted, 18+)
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 + 18DLCs (19 game+dlc)
Hell Girls (delisted, 18+)
Ragnarock
Super Star (delisted, 18+)
Source of Madness

MAY choice:
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
Bendy and the Dark Revival
Builder Simulator
Operation Tango
Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition
The Invisible Hand
Windjammers 2

APRIL choice:
DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Founders' Fortune
Life is Strange 2 Complete Season (incl. Mascot Bundle DLC)
Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp
Revita
Rollerdrome
The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante

MARCH choice:
BIOMUTANT
JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2
EDGE OF ETERNITY
ROGUE LORDS
HERO'S HOUR
GOLDEN LIGHT
Demon Turf

Two lists are to remind me, you can ignore them.

List A: I don't own them yet myself.

A Plague Tale: Innocence
ABZU
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
AMID EVIL
Anuchard
Armello
Astronarch
Beneath Oresa
Big Pharma
BIOMUTANT
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition
Boundless
BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Children of Morta: Complete Edition
Cities: Skylines
Construction Simulator (2015) Deluxe Edition
Cultist Simulator
Demon Turf
DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT
DEATHLOOP
Depraved
Desperados III
Destroy All Humans
Dicey Dungeons
Dishonored Definitive Edition
Distant Worlds Universe
Dragon Knight (delisted, 18+)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dragonia (delisted, 18+)
Dungeons 2 - Complete Edition
Dusk
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 + 18DLCs (19 game+dlc, 97% positive rating)
EDGE OF ETERNITY
Encased
ENDLESS Space 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
Euro Truck Simulator 2
F1 2020
Fable Anniversary
Full Metal Furies
GOLDEN LIGHT
GRID Ultimate Edition
Hedon Bloodrite
Hell Girls (delisted, 18+)
HERO'S HOUR
How to Sing to Open Your Heart
Hyper Light Drifter
Injustice 2 Legendary Edition
IRIS and the Giant
Joggernauts
JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Just Cause 4 Complete Edition
Last Oasis
Late Shift
Life is Strange 2 Complete Season (incl. Mascot Bundle DLC)
Lil Gator Game
Lost Planet 3 Complete Pack
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Metro Exodus
Mini Metro
Mini motor Racing EVO (delisted)
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp
Monster Train: The Last Divinity (DLC only)
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl
Obduction
Offworld Trading Company
OLLIOLLI WORLD - RAD EDITION
Othercide
Outward The Soroboreans DLC + soundtrack (no base game)
Paint the Town Red
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Royal Ascension DLC
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - The Wildcards DLC
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - Enhanced Edition
Per Asperatrar
Plebby Quest: The Crusades
Port Royale 3 Gold
Port Royale 4 - Extended Edition + Port Royale 4 - Buccaneers DLC
Project CARS
Project Wingman
Propnight
Proteus
Quantum Break
Ragnarock
Rain World
Risen 2: Dark Waters, Sacred 2: Gold Edition, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row: The Third! (all 4 together in one key)
ROGUE LORDS
Rollerdrome
Rubber Bandits
Ryse: Son of Rome
Sakura Alien, 18+
Sakura Dungeon, 18+
Sakura - Forest Girls set, 18+
Sakura knight set, 18+
Sakura MMO set, 18+
Sakura succubus set, 18+
Sakura Swim Club, 18+
Sam & Max: Devil's Playhouse
SCUM
Secret Neighbor: Hello Neighbor Multiplayer
Severed steel
Ship Graveyard Simulator
Sid Meier's Civilization VI : Platinum Edition
Sniper Elite 3
Sniper Elite 4
Source of Madness
Spirit Hunter: NG
Starbound
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (steam gift)
Strange Brigade
Sunset Overdrive
Super Star (delisted)
Superliminal
Surviving The Aftermath
The Ascent
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos
The Gardens Between
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante
The Long Dark
The Stanley Parable
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (Gift)
The Wolf Among Us
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Total War: Empire - Definitive Edition
Total War: Medieval II - Definitive Edition
Total War: Napoleon- Definitive Edition
Tribes of Midgard
Twilight Struggle
War for the Overworld
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
WASTELAND 3
Wizard of Legend
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Edition

List B: I already own.

112 Operator
911 Operator
Aarklash: Legacy
Agent in Depth
Alchemist's Castle
Aliens vs. Predator Collection ( includes Aliens vs. Predator + Aliens vs Predator Swarm Map Pack + Aliens vs Predator: Bug Hunt Pack)
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs + Amnesia: The Dark Descent (one key)
Among Us
Armello
Army Men RTS
Assault Suit Leynos
Backbone
Battlecruisers
Beat Hazard 2
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
Behold the Kickmen
Between the Stars
Bezier
Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Blade Assault
Blood And Zombies
Brawlout
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
[email protected]
Calico
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Cats in Time
Chicka Wars Chicken Meat (delisted)
CivCity: Rome
Click and Slay
Conan Chop Chop
Concept Destruction
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
Corridor Z
Cosmic Express
Cosmonautica
Crayon Physics Deluxe
CROSSBOW: Bloodnight
Dagon - The Eldritch Box DLC
Dead Age
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
Death Squared
Detached: Non-VR Edition
Disciples: Liberation
Double Cross
Doughlings: Arcade
Doughlings: Invasion
Draw Slasher
Drawful 2
Driftland: The Magic Revival
Due Process
EarthX
El Hijo
Eldest Souls
Emily is Away <3
Epic Chef
Fallout
Farming Simulator 17
Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue
First Class Trouble
Five Dates
Fling to the Finish
Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel
Forged Battalion
Fortissimo FA INTL Ver
Founders' Fortune
Frick, Inc.
Full Throttle Remastered
Fun with Ragdolls: The Game
GameGuru Classic
Garfield Kart - Furious Racing
Geometric Sniper
Ghost 1.0
Go Home Dinosaurs!
Going Under
Golf Gang
Grow: Song of the Evertree
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Guns & Fishes
Guts and Glory
Hack 'n' Slash bundle (including Hack 'n' Slash + Hack 'n' Slash Soundtrack + Spacebase GIFT)
Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition
Heart Fragment - Book Two: Belief Fragments (Shannon & Lana)
Helheim Hassle
Hellbound
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2023.06.08 21:11 Bookislovakia His House (2020) I loved this film; it's everything I want in a horror movie

His House is a Netflix original film written and directed by Remi Weeks. It is about two Sudanese refugees, a husband and wife, who are fleeing conflict in their homeland and seek asylum in England.

I think this is one of my favorite horror movies...I was going to qualify this as "of the last X years," but I think it's just one of my favorites, period.

One of the reasons why I love horror, I think more than almost any other kind of story telling, is because you can write horror stories about anything. General audiences hear "horror" and they think "blood and guts" or "monsters" and so on, but the horror genre encompasses so much more than that. You can write horror stories in space or in the future or the past, they can be grounded in cold, gritty reality, or they can be magical realism, or they can be entirely fantastic. It's all on the table.

His House is a painfully human story about two people living with the ghosts of their past. Living with guilt - survivors guilt, guilt over things they did - coping with the horrors they witnessed, the tragedies...coping with coming to a new land and a new way of life. I was glad to watch a movie about characters who I wasn't entirely familiar with - I haven't seen many horror movies about immigrants or refugees, and I haven't seen very many movies about Africans at all. I love experiencing new people and their points of view of the world, and most of all, I love hearing their stories.

Everyone's acting in the film was just brilliant. And the ending was beautiful and cathartic and pitch perfect. Not an action, not a frame out of place.

I'm gushing, I'm sorry. I just loved His House. It was at turns scary and beautiful, depressing, and uplifting. It does what I think the best horror stories do: tell a story about people who the writers care about. I think some of the things you miss in a horror movie that just feels so-so is you get the sense that the writer or director didn't like the characters, or doesn't like people. Not so, not so, in His House. And that's what I think I liked most of all. What a great movie.
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2023.06.08 21:06 AlphaWolfTK I have a game idea any takers

I have a game idea but I don't know how to develope, I'm willing to go 90 (you) 10 (me) if it gets made, I can make the soundtrack and I'm very slowly learning blender, but I've got a lot of the game planed out story wise and I plan on working on characters.
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2023.06.08 21:05 ZackZparrow Powder Mysteries and Theories

Lore text: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nop90/POWDER-3DS/masteencyclopedia.txt
1- Chests?
Unlike any other roguelike there are no chests in Powder. But why does knock spell mention a locked chest?
2- Exotic armors
C'mon game, there are no golden plate mail or beetle skull helmet...
3- Grid bug
You will understand their description better once you know these poor creatures can't move diagonally in Nethack unlike any other monster. They are still unique in Powder but in a better way. There are fun references to Nethack and other RPGs, i like the texts of helm of draining and empty bottle :P
4- Kobold religion
Have you noticed some kobold rooms are named kobold temple? At first i thought kobold mages are the priests of those temples as they are the leaders that protecting the amulets of these rooms. Therefore kobolds probably worship Belweir or even Wpark the Wonderful because Wpark was the teacher of kobold mages. But here is the question: kobold thieves are the highest caste in kobold community so do they worship mage gods or Quizar the rogue god?
There are lot of kobold types: kobold thief>kobold assassin>kobold fighter>kobold mage>kobold
According to evolution path when a kobold mage reaches to level 20, he becomes a kobold assassin. And these assassins have a secret organization. Hmm...
5- Tridude religion and Xom the cultist god
Since Xom is the owner of the portal which leads to tridude spaceship, maybe these aliens worship him? Also the minotaur carries the key of the portal, Glowing Y-Rune. Why? Maybe Xom locked the minotaur in the maze and gave him the key. Ever noticed the name Xom(><0V) can't be spelt right just like Baezl'bub? What if he created Baezl'bub? Or the whole Powder universe? Xom is above other gods, he is able to act like them if he wants, he can give you extreme amount of health and mana if he wants. Since he likes to play games is it possible that he is the owner of the game?
6- Kingdom of Qwar
This must be the kingdom the village elder talking about. We know nothing about overworld. Western Pederbar region, Abr'po? Astral plane, mental plane, plane of decay, plane of earth... These planes remind me of Nethack. This tridude visits plane of acid i guess: https://youtube.com/watch?v=QDND9bNzHLY
7- Why does Klaskov have a village deep in the dungeon?
King of demons, Baezl'bub has circles of hell
Wizard god depicted as large rock mole, Belweir the Near Sighted has library
Rogue god depicted as large black squirrel, Quizar the Black has maze
Necromancer god, The Arch-Lich Tlosh is probably owner of the crypt rooms
Barbarian god, The Horselord H'ruth has arena
Priest god, Pax has nothing because he sucks. Alright, maybe he is the owner of forest maze room which has bats. Pax loves bats and trees
Cultist god, Xom has portal to spaceship
Everything makes sense so far
Who the hell owns a village in stage 24? We can only see the orc and hill orc raiders but what about the inhabitants of the village? Considering there are only 2 houses in the village, maybe the Fighter god depicted in shiny set of full plate, Klaskov the Ironclad is living or was living in there? Maybe Klaskov settled there before fighting Baezl'bub then died and became a deity?
8- Gods are past adventurers that died?
As i wrote in the previous mystery, maybe gods(Except Xom and Tlosh) are past adventurers that died against Baezl'bub? I said except Xom because i wrote a different theory about him in number 5. Tlosh is another story, according to his description he is not even a god, he is just too powerful. And he didn't die, he turned himself into an immortal lich.
Here is a counter arguement though: If these gods were adventurers then why don't they have any tales like Tlosh? Because some spell descriptions inform us about Tlosh's past. Here is a small hint, the description of impale skill tells H'ruth was impaling hill orcs with his silver spear Relattrey when he was human :)
9- Unknown people who shaped the dungeon
Treska of the Seven Alphabets: Inventor of helm of telepathy
Prakal the Earth Mage: Creator of cave troll and gold beetle
Rheo the Book Eater: Creator of lux
Wpark the Wonderful: Kobold enthusiast
Summoner Kratsbury: Creator of living frost
Pqar the Prudent: Creator of wizard's eye
Druid Bazz and Druids of Estan: Creator of animated tree
Wild-mage R'tar: Master of chain lightning
Half-Thief Parkdat: Cockatrice attack survivor
Search their names in the text to read their adventures
10- Who is the creator of headless?
Which mad mage?
I'm going to end this post with these artworks because why not: https://www.reddit.com/roguelikes/comments/9rmq1e/fan_art_powders_entire_bestiary/
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2023.06.08 20:59 Taxman_torched Pain

Taxman_torched: A Reddit Mystery

Introduction

Taxman_torched is a Reddit user who created his own subreddit called Taxman_subreddit¹. The subreddit has only one member, which is himself, and only three posts, all made by him¹². The posts are very short and cryptic, and they don't seem to have any purpose or meaning. The user seems to have a dark and violent sense of humor, as they wrote things like \"The won’t find your body\" and \"With my months of working with a foundation we caught a monster that feasts on humans\"¹². The user also posted a link to a YouTube video of a song called \"Taxman\" by The Beatles³, which might be the source of his username. The user has not posted anything else on Reddit, and no one seems to interact with him or care about his posts. He is a mystery that might never be solved.
However, taxman_torched might also be a roblox myth, which is a term used to describe fictional stories or characters that originate from the online game platform roblox. Roblox myths are usually created by users who make games or avatars that are mysterious, creepy, or unusual, and they often have lore or backstory that can be explored by other users. Roblox myths are also hunted by groups or individuals who try to find out more about them or interact with them. Taxman_torched has a YouTube channel called TAXMAn gaming, where he uploaded one video titled \"not meant for kids this is for my roblox myth\"⁴. The video shows him playing a roblox game called \"The Smiles Family\", which is a popular roblox myth game that involves a family of creepy clowns who kidnap and torture people. The video doesn't have any commentary or explanation, and it is unclear what taxman_torched's roblox myth is or how it relates to his Reddit posts.

Analysis

In this section, we will analyze the three posts made by taxman_torched on his subreddit, and his YouTube video, and try to understand what they mean and what they reveal about him.

Post 1: Yes

The first post is just the word \"Yes\" repeated three times, with one comment saying \"The won’t find your body\"¹. The post has three upvotes, which might be from taxman_torched himself using different accounts. The post doesn't have any title or context, and it is unclear what the word \"Yes\" refers to. It could be an affirmation, a question, a joke, or a random word. The comment is also very vague and ominous, and it could be a threat, a confession, a prediction, or a joke. The comment could be directed to someone specific, or to anyone who reads the post. The comment could also be related to the word \"Yes\", or it could be completely unrelated. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this post, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.
However, if we assume that taxman_torched is a roblox myth, then the post could have some connection to his roblox game or character. Maybe the word \"Yes\" is an answer to some question or challenge that he posed to other users who tried to hunt him down. Maybe the comment is a warning or a taunt to those who failed to find him or his game. Maybe the post is part of his lore or backstory that he wants other users to discover. Maybe the post is just a way of attracting attention or curiosity from other users who might be interested in his roblox myth. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this post as a roblox myth, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.

Post 2: Ai this story fix it if ya want here it goes:

The second post is a story that starts with \"Ai this story fix it if ya want here it goes:\" and then describes a scenario where the narrator works for a foundation that captures a human-eating monster². The story is poorly written and incomplete, and it doesn't have any comments or upvotes. The story doesn't have any title or context, and it is unclear what the purpose of the story is. It could be a creative writing exercise, a fan fiction, a parody, or a random idea. The story could also be based on some existing work of fiction, such as SCP Foundation, which is a collaborative project that documents anomalous entities and phenomena. The story could also be inspired by some real-life event or experience that taxman_torched had or imagined. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this story, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.
However, if we assume that taxman_torched is a roblox myth, then the story could have some connection to his roblox game or character. Maybe the story is part of his lore or backstory that he wants other users to discover. Maybe the story is a hint or a clue to his game or his location. Maybe the story is a challenge or a test to other users who want to interact with him or his game. Maybe the story is just a way of showing his creativity or personality as a roblox myth. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this story as a roblox myth, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.

Post 3: Taxman by The Beatles

The third post is a link to a YouTube video of a song called \"Taxman\" by The Beatles³. The post doesn't have any title or comment, and it has one upvote, which might be from taxman_torched himself. The post doesn't have any context, and it is unclear what the link to the song means. It could be a personal preference, a recommendation, a tribute, or a joke. The song could also be related to the username of taxman_torched, as the song is about taxation and government corruption. The song could also be related to some other aspect of taxman_torched's life or personality. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this link, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.
However, if we assume that taxman_torched is a roblox myth, then the link to the song could have some connection to his roblox game or character. Maybe the song is part of his lore or backstory that he wants other users to discover. Maybe the song is a hint or a clue to his game or his location. Maybe the song is a challenge or a test to other users who want to interact with him or his game. Maybe the song is just a way of showing his taste or style as a roblox myth. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this link as a roblox myth, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.

Video: not meant for kids this is for my roblox myth

The video shows taxman_torched playing a roblox game called \"The Smiles Family\", which is a popular roblox myth game that involves a family of creepy clowns who kidnap and torture people. The video doesn't have any commentary or explanation, and it has zero views, likes, or comments. The video doesn't have any context, and it is unclear what the purpose of the video is. It could be a gameplay video, a review video, a reaction video, or a random video. The video could also be related to taxman_torched's roblox game or character, or it could be completely unrelated. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this video, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.
However, if we assume that taxman_torched is a roblox myth, then the video could have some connection to his roblox game or character. Maybe the video is part of his lore or backstory that he wants other users to discover. Maybe the video is a hint or a clue to his game or his location. Maybe the video is a challenge or a test to other users who want to interact with him or his game. Maybe the video is just a way of showing his gameplay or skills as a roblox myth. There is no way to know for sure what taxman_torched meant by this video as a roblox myth, or what he wanted to achieve by posting it.

Conclusion

Taxman_torched is a Reddit user who created his own subreddit where he posted three very short and cryptic posts that don't seem to have any purpose or meaning. He might also be a roblox myth, which is a term used to describe fictional stories or characters that originate from the online game platform roblox. Roblox myths are usually created by users who make games or avatars that are mysterious, creepy, or unusual, and they often have lore or backstory that can be explored by other users. Taxman_torched has a YouTube channel where he uploaded one video of him playing another roblox myth game called \"The Smiles Family\". He doesn't explain anything about
.
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2023.06.08 20:58 VladtheImpaler21 Stuck in a Tutorial.

I've read two isekai manga with this concept (Survival Story of a Sword King and LimitBreaker). I think the former is far superior to the latter which seemed very generic to me.
I think its a cool idea and now I'm looking for litRPGs with the same premise.
If you don't know: The premise is that the MC is gifted a gamer system but due to an error they get stuck in Tutorial Mode and they spend countless years trapped in the tutorial killing the training monsters and completing the tasks over and over again. The monsters and trials rise in difficulty as the MC gets stronger so they level up with an efficiency no gamer could achieve normally. By the time the error is fixed they come into the new world overpowered and more than a little unhinged from years of torture and isolation.
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2023.06.08 20:44 VladtheImpaler21 Isekaied Gamer Stuck In A Tutorial

I've read two such isekais (Survival Story of a Sword King and LimitBreaker). I think the former is far superior to the latter which seemed very generic to me.
I'm enjoying the concept and I'd love to see more of this.
If you don't know: The premise is that most if not all of humanity is gifted a gamer system and everyone undergoes a tutorial mode to teach them their new powers. Due to an error in the system the MC is stuck in Tutorial Mode and they spend countless years trapped in the tutorial killing the training monsters, which are always the same level as the player, over and over again levelling up their stats non-stop and by the time the error is fixed they come into the new world overpowered and more than a little unhinged from years of torture.
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2023.06.08 20:35 MaroofBung Without spoilers. are there any manga that have a similar feel to Monster?

Ive read 20/21th cb and Monster, and i loved them both. Incredible stories. Aside from his other works that ill read later, what are some manga that revolve around the villain. Both Johan and Friend were very good characters and throughout the entire story, you knew they were there.
Im not asking for psychotic, manipulative villains (appreciated though), but what are some other good psychological/mystery/crime type manga where the villain is really good. Also doesnt have to be the three genres i mentioned.
No spoilers would be appreciated, thank you very much!
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2023.06.08 20:34 DepressedDovahkiin "Bad Writing" as a way to tell a story?

I want to write a epistolary fanfiction of a game, in journal form. But my character wouldn't immediately write something super enjoyable to read, and she would have to learn how to tell her story.
If I wanted to keep it for myself, it wouldn't be a problem, but I kind of want to share it. I'm afraid that if I do, everyone would click out after a few lines because of it. But learning how to tell her story is one of the character development "arcs".
I'm having fun writing, and I hope someone has fun reading, but they would have to get through like one or two "learning" chapters. It would also be my first work ever posted.
Ex.: (not actual excerpt from fic)
Day 1 - I killed [monster Y] and everyone said I am [slayer of monster Y of legends]. Now I'll go to [city] talk to [masters of power MC uses]
Day 12 - I invaded [enemy base] and stole all of their silverware. Maybe now I'll have enough money to buy a house to adopt that orfan girl. I hope she is ok.
Day 122 - Apparently, when your boss says he is cold, you are not allowed to suggest he puts some pants on, neither are any of your friends (that he consider your subordinates). So now, even though we basically defeated the enemy for him, General X has "strongly suggested" me and my friends take a walk around [where the game takes place] so we can learn "manners and the importance of hierarchy". As***le. On a happier note, I saw a fox when taking said walk. Who is the real winner here, General X?
Like, the first one is super boring, the last one is something I would actually give a chance. I don't want to change how to tell her story, because that is an important part. But I also want people to read it.... What should I do?

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2023.06.08 20:19 mudkripple Responded to a post on a right-wing sub and I just need to air out my frustration so I don't explode.

In NY a teacher was just suspended for teaching kids about sex toys and sexual pleasure. I do think we need sex ed in this country, but based on the article what she did was prob over the line, so it makes sense she was suspended
But the post about it was stuffed full of comments from conservatives saying a bunch of homophobic stuff, and "thank God for Ron DeSantis fighting off these crazies", and "these adults needed that mindset beaten out of them when they were kids". Being the braindead easily-baited loser that I am, I bit the hook and typed one of these dumb long response rants with links and such. Here's that response, copy pasted:
Respectfully, this is a single example of a someone who was rightfully punished by the left-leaning school district where they worked, so I'm not sure how it supports any argument that the left is "coming for children". For every single case like this there are thousands of cases the other way around.
Both FBI and NIH found that LGBT children are twice as likely to experience physical violence from both other kids and adults, in samples sizes in the tens of thousands nationwide. A Bureau of Justice Statistics study found that by adulthood the factor increases to almost 3 times, and all three studies mention that states with fewer protections trend higher. In fact Florida is probably worse because since 2021 they shockingly declined to report hate crimes to the DOJ.
Ron DeSantis is pretending to care about fighting children when zero cases like this article have been found in the past five years, but at the same time he is actively fighting against a bill in Florida to ban the sale of sex toys designed to look like children.
End of comment. I thought that was pretty fair, and I was never overtly rude or broke any rule. But it didn't matter. I was banned anyway. This one article will be effective confirmation bias for thousands, validating their hateful thoughts and playing right into the hands of monsters like DeSantis. No facts or statistics will be more effective than simple rhetoric, especially now that apparently facts and statistics are banned from those places.
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2023.06.08 20:19 banned-from-rbooks I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream - LGS Edition

Hey there, I’m a longtime player that recently returned to the game after about a 10-year hiatus.
After being traumatized by the experience that is the online discord Roll20 community, I decided to try my luck at some good ol’ fashioned in-person D&D.
My latest online campaign hadn’t been going well for a few sessions after the DM took control of a dragon we were supposed to fight and started using it to awkwardly flirt with the only female player while the rest of us spent literal hours perpetually failing our saves against a fear aura with a seemingly unbeatable DC. The female player’s druid was okay though with her 28 Wisdom, and wearing enough artifact-tier magic items to probably qualify as an actual construct.
Anyway, there were probably some red flags I should have picked up on earlier… But by this point my standards were so low that as long as the DM could demonstrate some frontal lobe development and an absolutely basic understanding of the rules, that was good enough for me.
Regardless, all of this is irrelevant to my current predicament.
A bit of background on me. Most of my experience comes from playing 3.5 in college. The culture was a bit different back then, with less focus on player power fantasy and more on brutal campaigns with tactically difficult encounters (at least that’s how we played)... This will be somewhat relevant later.
Anyway, on with the story.
Our tale begins at the local game store with an experienced, older DM. He’s been playing D&D for much longer than me, and I get excited as we start talking about 3.5. The current campaign is 5e, which I don’t like as much, but everyone plays it and it’s fine.
We start in a default Forgotten Realms setting at level 3. The other players are: Gnoll Rogue, Orc Fighter, Halfling Cleric, Human Bard and me (Human Sorcerer).
We roll for stats, which is a red flag, and of course almost everyone cheats, but whatever… That’s just a given. I put a 16 in CHA and garbage for almost everything else, while everyone except the Bard has like, at least 2 17+’s and everything else above 13. Strangely, the DM doesn’t seem to even notice or care.
Regardless, the first session actually goes well. We introduce ourselves and meet up to guard an outpost on the edge of town from bandit raids, and fight some easy combats.
Anyway, session two comes along and the problems start.
We are wandering through the woods and suddenly get ambushed and put in an impossible combat. They have at least 5 mounted fighters, a cleric, a handful of archers and an arcane caster that nukes half the group with a fireball on round two, downing two players. They also have a ton of cover because we accidentally stumbled upon their secret camp or something, while we have none.
I’m ready for the TPK when the bandits surround us and demand our surrender, which of course we do. They say they’ll let us live if we give them all our gold, so… That happens.
We tend to our wounds and stumble back to the outpost, report our failure and everyone generally feels like shit… But the outpost commander pays us each about half of what we lost for ‘finding the location of their camp’, which feels lame, but okay.
And then the game continues… And pretty much every combat from then on starts to turn into a repeat of this scenario.
I quickly notice that monsters have widely inconsistent stat blocks. One encounter we’ll fight 5 goblins that go down without a fight - and the next they’ll have multiple attacks, magic weapons and armor, absurd saves, advantage on pretty much everything, 30+ hit points each, etc.
We actually had a combat where I upcasted my Sleep to second level and affected literally 0 goblins. The DM said they worked for a powerful wizard who gave them focuses to make them immune. I then wasted a turn casting Web in an advantageous spot, and all 8 goblins passed their save without fail (except for one) over three rounds… Which is pretty much statistically impossible even for creatures with moderately high reflex saves.
To make things worse, the encounters seemed to be specifically tailored to counter our party. Whenever we found a strategy that worked, the monsters magically either spontaneously happened to have a solution, or the next fight was even worse.
One time the entire party was routed fighting a bunch of dumb melee skeletons, and so I made myself levitate 15-feet into the air and blasted them with cantrips until they were all dead. The next fight, the skeletons were flying.
Another time, the Fighter ate an attack of opportunity from a large Owlbear so the Bard could get out of melee, only to find out that this Owlbear had multiple reactions for some reason.
Our summons would also be turned against us by ‘powerful wizards’ in the area, and on more than one occasion, when we were winning, a group of enemies were straight up teleported into the middle of our group from outside of combat and got a full round of attacks against us.
I think some of us were suspicious that the DM was just straight up cheating on rolls as well, but a few players were unfamiliar with the rules so they kinda just trusted everything. I started writing down how much HP each monster required to take down, the number of passed and failed saves, etc., and yeah - it became obvious pretty quickly, I think, that the DM was just fudging everything on his end.
And look, I’m no stranger to impossibly difficult combat or campaigns - but at least in those cases the DM was playing by the rules, so even losing could still be fun… But when my actions have no actual impact on the outcome of the battle because nothing is real, I might as well do nothing at all.
But the DM never actually killed anyone, although sometimes I kind of wished he would kill me.
The typical combat would usually go something like this: some weak monsters show up, we start fighting, are suddenly ambushed by much stronger enemies out of nowhere, which then either let us escape or just leave once we are dying and trying to escape.
And the constantly making us feel like shit extended to the story as well. There was no overarching plot. We weren’t the heroes, or even important at all, but just a ragtag band of irrelevant drifters barely scraping together enough gold to not starve.
Not only were we complete losers that could only succeed at quests by getting our asses handed to us and returning with ‘information’, but every decision we made came back to bite us in the ass.
One time we helped a poor villager woman find her son who was lost in the woods, only to be hunted down in a completely different province by a band of extremely powerful cultists who had marked the kid as a sacrifice.
Also, the Gnoll had been eating the corpses of our enemies and generally acting like a murder hobo… And originally our party had a problem with it, but the player got very defensive OOC whenever our characters (IC) tried to stop him and claimed we were ‘ruining his RP’. So I think we all kinda gave up and just ignored him.
So yeah, it turns out he ate the son of some influential noble and we were hunted down by extremely powerful bounty hunters (we were level 4 and they had a wizard who could cast 6th level spells). We frantically escaped and managed to find a body part of said noble. The DM graciously let us resurrect the kid at a church, but we had to fork over literally all of our money and almost every magic item we had earned by that point.
So on top of everything, the party was starting to fall apart. The Gnoll wanted to kill and eat just about everyone, which the Orc thought was funny… But it also made doing any sort of quest just about impossible.
By level 5, we started breaking out into PVP about once a session (usually everyone vs. the Gnoll/Orc)… In response, the Gnoll and Orc (who were newer players) started asking the DM for extremely powerful abilities (that were either incredibly vague or straight up didn’t make sense within the context of the rules) or insane equipment that they ‘should’ have because of their race/background/heritage or whatever just to get an edge - which, to his credit, the DM denied (although the Orc randomly found a +1 Flametongue Greatsword in a cave somewhere).
I do not know why I am still in this game. The DM is nice, friendly and has a very passive demeanor. He also clearly has a very deep understanding of the game across multiple editions, so I’m honestly mystified as to what he is getting out of this - as he doesn’t appear to take any kind of pleasure in just torturing us. He keeps telling us that the early game is ‘hard’ because we are just starting out and making a name for ourselves, but it never gets any easier.
I still have fun hanging out with some of the players and interacting with NPCs, but any time it comes to combat, I keep hoping in vain that this time will be different only to be slapped in the face again.
Anyway, I feel like now I know how the humans in that Ellison novel who were eternally tormented by AM must have felt.
Please help me.
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2023.06.08 20:06 King-Of-The-Raves The Chosen One Prophecy is the Worst Part of Anakin's Character

So I've been thinking a lot about Anakin, esp his role as The Chosen One and how that actually affects the plot vs how large it looms over his character.
I know after The Sequels, a lot of folks were defensive about Anakin's role as Chosen One potentially being undermined in The Rise of Skywalker. Now, for the record, I disagree with that...but even if I did agree...I don't mind. Because I don't really care about the prophecy.
I have a potentially hot take in that I think The Chosen One prophecy is...the worst part about Anakin's character?
I feel that as presented in The Original Trilogy, his arc in there is already perfect and that getting his backstory in the prequels is very interesting but the prophecy provides very little at best and undermines elements of his arc at worst. It switches Anakin from being just a man who was almost the best of them then becoming the worst and happening to be the one to betray the jedi and succumb to The Emperor and chooses to resist, to defining his entire journey as one of predestined arcs and cosmic importance.
So in the original trilogy, there was no such prophecy to color Anakin's arc in those three movies. Its in the prequel trilogy we get this expansion on his character, but what were the motives to add this? I can only speculate but I think it would be to: Emphasize Anakin's importance, provide dramactic irony to his fall in the prequels, and make his turn against Palpatine more valuable.
However, I think that Anakin was already important, the dramactic irony matters little, and his turn against Palpatine was already important. And given the lack of depth the prophecy gets in the prequels and how little we see of it informing Anakin's character, I'd say its generally a failure as a plot element and takes more than it gives.
To put in short before getting deeper...when I first watched Anakin turn against Palpatine to save Luke, having embraced the good in him at last and telling Luke with his dying breath "you were right about me.", it was already a perfect moment...I didn't think "man, but why'd he turn against palpatine? was there a prophecy or something?" And thats how I generally feel about it.
I will be touching on expanded media a little bit later on, but this is mostly in view of the core movies as thats where it was introduced / supposed to be most valuable.
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Before we dive into details, here are what seem to be the three major parts of Anakin's journey that are colored by The Chosen One prophecy:
  1. Anakin being accepted into The Order
  2. Anakin's fall
  3. Anakin's redemption
Here are how each of them are affected:
  1. Anakin is too old to be brought into The Order. Qui-Gon believes him to be the chosen one, which spurs him to recruit anakin. However this doesn't convince the council, and only through Anakin's valor, Qui-Gon's wishes and Obi-Wan's protest is he admitted. The council generally doesnt hold the prophecy in any regard.
  2. Now The Chosen One prophecy doesn't directly impact Anakin's fall, but one could argue that Anakin's sense of entitlement is heavily influenced with that designation. When it comes to Anakin's fall to The Dark Side, The Chosen One prophecy's role is on a meta level, providing dramactic irony.
  3. At last, The Chosen One prophecy comes to fruition...decades later, Anakin who had fallen so far has turned against Palpatine and destroyed the sith once and for all, bringing balance to The Force.
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I don't feel like these are as crucial to The Chosen One prophecy as they first seem, and here are ways for each of those milestones I think could easily be worked around without the prophecy:
  1. While it affects Qui-Gon a lot and directly influences his desicion to recruit Anakin, it actually isn't what gets Anakin into The Order. The council is almost entirely unconvinced of his role as The Chosen One. I think this is the only point where The Chosen One prophecy directly affects the plot, but in its absence could easily be moved around to fit. Not being The Chosen One, Anakin could still have an exceptionally high connection to The Force...and Qui-Gon sensing and confirming it as well as feeling bad for Anakin and not believing in the age rule could be motivated to take Anakin in and give him a shot to the path of a jedi and the council would be convinced the same ways.
  2. It surprisingly doesn't really provide anything other than a few throwaway lines in ROTS...it doesn't directly affect Anakin's arc in the movie and only provides dramactic irony. He's supposed to be The Chosen One, so isn't it crazy that he's fallen so far? I feel like it could be achieved the same way without it...showing how noble and courageous he is, how he strives to be a paragon of the jedi but his worst qualities always dominate his best, and we see how someone who could've and should've been the best of The Order in a declining age become its worst.
  3. Now this is the easiest to see without The Chosen One prophecy, because well...it originally didn't have The Chosen One prophecy in mind. Anakin isn't fulfilling a prophecy when he turns against Palpatine, he's confronting his abuser and sacrificing himself to save his son because he loves him, and has brought out the best of him.
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In Anakin's journey without the prophecy, he's a slave boy who got lucky with his connection to The Force and through a generous outreach with Qui-Gon is able to get a shot to a fulfilling life. He strives to earn the position he got and protect others who were powerless like himself, and pushes himself to be greater and greater. He strives to be a paragon of jedi virtue, but more and more allows his worst qualities to win over his good qualities because of his deep baggage, resentment, ego, manipulation, etc. until he finally goes from the high high of hero of the clone wars to the low low as geonocidal monster. Resigned to his fate, regressing to little more than a slave to Palpatine and affirming that he really couldn't change his destiny, he doubles down until his son encourages the good in him to finally overpower the bad. Anakin turns against Palpatine and chooses good, and becomes a true jedi.
With the prophecy, he was predestined to become a jedi, Qui-Gon was interested in him because he was The Chosen One, he feels entitled because he's The Chosen One, he falls to The Dark Side but we know he'll be fine because he's The Chosen One, and eventually he turns against Palpatine because he's The Chosen One.
Perhaps too harsh and reductive view on it, I admit.
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With all this in mind, lets talk about The Chosen One prophecy more broadly.
What does it really provide at its core? Maybe I'm too critical, but all I find it brings to the table is a little dramactic irony and Ewan Mcgregor's great delivery "you were the chosen one!" (which might make it worth it on its own tbh) But seriously, for such a seemingly important detail of the character we get very little in ways of exploring it...in the core movies, Anakin has virtually no thoughts about it and we don't get the sense of whether or not he even believes in it himself.
Presenting The Chosen One prophecy, if I'm to be critical, is a lazy way to emphasize Anakin's importance without doing anything interesting with it. Its usually a bad trope to rely on, and whats more we don't even get a cool name for it ala the dark side's Sith'ari or Dune's Mu'ad-Dib...we literally get the lazy name "The Chosen One."
In fact, I think The Chosen One prophecy actually undermines Anakin's story (sliiiiightly, but still). He still chooses to save his son by killing Palpatine, but there is an element brought forth by the prophecy that suggests a decrease in his agency...him rising against Palpatine was always going to happen, less than Luke's miracolous redemption of his father (while its his desicions, one could argue hes an instrument of fate).
Now, that doesn't mean that expanded media doesn't explore it in more interesting ways...Darth Plagieus book and comics for example have a good perspective on it, but in terms of the core media and movies depicting Anakin's journey I feel it is unneccessary, underexplored and largely a failure.
And indeed, I don't think The Chosen One (even with its lazy name) is doomed to fail as a plot element. If they explored it more, if the jedi order at large starts to revere Anakin more as he proves himself in the war as of the start of ROTS it can play into his ego and if we get the sense he believes it it would fuel his sense of entitlement esp when it comes to being a jedi master / seat on the council. Why wouldn't he use the argument "I'm the chosen one, I deserve to be made master!" So in that way, could fuse great with his growing ego and resentment against the jedi. ....Except they don't do that, and any application of it into that arc is subtext at best.
Or, they could flip it and do an evil prophecy. Anakin is believed to be fulfilling the role of this evil force user, but Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan believe in him, but Anakin is feeling crushed under the judgmental eyes of the jedi and an extenstial dread he'll fulfill the prophecy. And when he does snap, he resigns himself to his fate...believing himself to be too weak to resist and doubles down on the evil. But then in ROTJ, when he turns against Palpatine he reclaims his destiny for himself, choosing good.
What if we get a better sense of its spiritual and cosmic importance? What if we get any indication of Anakin's spiritual journey as a jedi, that he absorbed literally any elements of their doctrine or belief and how he sees his importance as a Chosen One in that light. Maybe get some force lore on that, like The Chosen One is the only one who can become one with the force while living?
Really, any change or additon that would actually explore The Prophecy more or fuse it more with Anakin's arc more than just a superficial level would greatly increase its value.
But as it stands, I think it takes more than it gives and is pretty boring in the main media.
What do y'all think?
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TL;DR: The Chosen One prophecy is an uninteresting, underexplored part of Anakin's character that provides almost nothing to his arc and is just there for dramactic irony / to emphasize his importance in a lazy way. We get the trope without even a cool name. Could've been explored in more interesting ways in the movies to justify its presence, but takes more than it gives. As always, there are good pieces of expanded media that go into better detail with it.
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2023.06.08 20:04 Colourfull_Space Are the Era chronicles worth something?

I currently am at a stop. I have a decent portion of the "Meta"-monsters. However, since I haven’t played in a long time, I’m nowhere near being a good player. So my question is: Should I buy the Era chronicle mythics (for example Copperbeard, since I have serpentex, meaning I’ll have two mythics for his story) when they are in shops?
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2023.06.08 20:01 DailyfredisHERE Can Anybody Give Me A Recommendation? I Want To Watch More Movies I Will Fall In Love With.

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2023.06.08 20:01 Driptacular_2153 The Gamers: NoPness Rising — Ch 6 Oh, my goddess!

Hey, folks! Chapter 6 is here! Sorry for such a long wait—I decided to go ahead and give myself some extra time to write and edit (and deal with irl shenanigans). This is my longest chapter yet—nearly 4.4k words! o_O
Anyway, thanks to u/CruisingNW for the title, and of course, thank you u/SpacePaladin15 for this wonderful universe! Well, without further adieu, let's get into it!
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Memory Transcription Subject: Meyra Yeirel, Spacecraft Engineer Apprentice
Location: Veyr, Veyrian Homeworld. Outer Orion Spur.
Date: September 11, 2182.
I pushed myself away from the table, staring at the unconscious Veyrian. In my hysteria, I hadn’t been able to process much aside from what she had said. But her golden eyes… there had been something wrong with them, but I hadn’t caught precisely what it was. I glanced around at the trio. I wasn’t an expert at reading predators’ expressions, but they were undeniably shocked. Galya as well. She sat frozen in her seat, her blue eyes staring into space. I couldn’t fathom why they were so shocked. Was it what I had told them? They should’ve known everything already. Did the Veyrian say something particularly important? If so, why was it so important?
The predators snapping into action derailed my train of thought, causing me to flinch. My heart seized up as I saw they were going for the Veyrian.
Oh, Myern, they’ve snapped, haven’t they? I thought frantically as they crouched next to the Veyrian. I closed my eyes and grimaced, preparing to hear the horrid sound of flesh ripping and the pain-filled screams of the Veyrian.
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I opened my eyes. To my surprise, the predators had flipped over the Veyrian and were apparently checking if she was alive. I put my paw on my chest, trying to calm my breathing. At every turn, these predators subverted my expectations. Not killing me on sight—both last night and today, not killing me in my sleep, preventing the house from burning down, and remaining calm despite me apparently rocking their entire worldview. Next thing I knew the gray would tell me that it was a herbivore.
“Connor,” the gray growled, “help me out here.”
The ape moved to the other side of the Veyrian and helped the gray. They hauled the Veyrian to her feet and dragged her to the couch. I tried to catch a glimpse of her face, but I couldn’t see anything since her head hung low. They laid her on the couch. The gray tucked a pillow under her neck.
“Go get some water,” the gray commanded, swatting the primate’s arm. It obeyed, hurrying away to the kitchen. “Hey, Galya.” It snapped its claws. Galya flinched and looked at the gray. “Get some pillows.”
Galya put a paw to her head. “Y-yeah. Alright, then.” She stood and got the gray the pillows it wanted. She sat down as the gray tucked the pillows underneath the Veyrian’s legs.
“Thanks, by the way,” the gray added, glancing at Galya.
“You’re w-welcome.” The Venlil stared into space, obviously perturbed by something.
I couldn't believe the brainwashing on Venlil Prime was so overbearing that the Venlil were completely unaware of the galaxy around them. Same for the Terrans and the Arxur. I shuddered to imagine what sort of techniques their governments used to subjugate their populace.
The ape returned with a glass of water and handed it to the gray. The gray took it and stared down at the Veyrian, apparently watching for something. From my place at the table, I couldn’t the Veyrian’s face. The gray didn’t seem to be particularly disturbed by anything, so maybe I had just been imagining things. But… my mind still couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong.
I shook my head and gathered my nerves. “H-how did you learn to do all that?” I shuddered as the gray laid its eyes on me.
“My mom was a nurse,” it growled. “She taught me how to handle this sort of situation. In case of emergencies, you know?”
The ape made a strange, sharp chuffing as if something was caught in its throat. I stared at the ape, trying to guess what that sound meant. It was baring its teeth—was it angry? Did the gray say something wrong?
“Looks like it paid off, eh?” The primate swatted the gray’s shoulder. “You always complained about your mom lecturing you on how to perform CPR or how to do the Heimlich m—”
The Veyrian bolted upright, gasping for air. Everyone in the room flinched in unison. The gray acted immediately and handed the Veyrian the glass of water. She took it and began drinking with reckless abandon, spilling the majority of the water on herself. She breathed deeply and put her arm over her eyes. The ape sped away to the kitchen once more.
The thought of a gray possessing medical knowledge shocked me. They only knew how to maim, maul, and murder. They weeded out the weak, making no allowances for undesirables. No amount of UN and Dominion propaganda could change the fact that the gray were bloodthirsty monsters. And yet… here one was in my home. No one was dead. The walls weren’t painted red and orange with the blood of Veyrian and Venlil alike.
The primate returned once again and sat in front of the Veyrian. It gave the glass to her and leaned forward, steepling its long, gangly fingers in front of its face. It looked like it was struggling for words as the Veyrian drank—much slower this time. As the Veyrian finished, the ape lowered its paws.
“So, uh, how are you doing?”
Despite not understanding primate body language, I could tell it had just died inside.
“I mean uh… damnit.” The ape’s head hung low.
The Veyrian removed her arm from her face. “I have not… have not been d-doing well.” Her voice was raspy as if she hadn’t used it in a very long time.
“You uh, you don’t look the best either,” the ape commented. It gestured toward the Veyrian as a whole.
It was right. The Veyrian’s fur in the morning light looked even worse than it had the night before. The Veyrian coughed and turned her head to look around the room. That’s when I realized. I stared at her head, expecting to see her eye appear on the side of her head, yet it never came.
Not until she had turned to look
right
at
me.
I felt a bolt of terror through my chest. I staggered backward, knocking my chair down. A scream built in my throat as I stumbled and fell against the wall. They all stared at me, a mixture of shock and confusion scrawled across their faces.
But they were all a blur. Those two golden eyes stared right into my soul, delving into my psyche and shattering it.
I sunk to the floor, tucking my head between my legs. I hyperventilated, my heart racing. All outside sounds were faint. I barely registered them. Calm down, Meyra, it’s ok. You’re ok. I thought frantically. No, you’re not ok. You have several predators in your home, and she has something extremely wrong with her. They must’ve been torturing her. Changing her DNA. I should’ve snuck out in the middle of the night and run down to the exterminator’s office. Oh, Myern, I’m next aren’t I? I started rocking, unable to control myself. You’re fine, it’s fine, I’m fine. It’s all just a dream. It’s all just a dream. It’s all just a dream it’s all just a dream it’s all just a dreamit’salljustadre—
I flinched as a paw touched my shoulder. I looked up, shaking.
“H-hey, ma’am, are you alright?” Galya asked gently. “What’s wrong?”
I pointed at the twisted Veyrian and curled back into a ball. “Her—her eyes. Wh-what did you d-do to her?”
Galya’s ears drooped in confusion. “Her eyes? What’s wrong with—” she glanced at the Veyrian and back at me. She took a step backward, her eyes widening. “W-wait, what’s wrong with your eyes?”
“Galya, can’t you see that she’s pani—wait, what?” The primate growled inquisitively.
I took a glance around the room. Fear had dawned on their faces. They stood in a semi-circle, stuck in a state of tension. I couldn’t understand why.
But those eyes.
Those two golden eyes.
They stared at me, echoing the horrors of the cruelty of the UN and the Dominion. Myern knows how they had done it. And I was sure I was about to find out. To my horror, she stood slowly, baring her teeth as she went.
Oh, Myern, I thought helplessly. They’ve brainwashed her, too.
“I apologize for thy situation,” she rasped. The trio snapped to look at her, causing me to flinch. “I know… I know this must be quite a shock. To all of thee.”
I breathed shallowly, listening as she spoke. She had a strange accent, alongside her deeper, raspier voice. I had never heard her accent before. Despite my sheer terror, I was intrigued.
“I am Xertalis, goddess of time and space,” she proclaimed. “The former goddess, I should say.” Her head hung low as she stared at the ground.
The trio glanced at each other. The ape closed its eyes and waved its paws around. “Woah, woah woah—hold on. Let’s take this one step at a time. First off, what the ffffffuck? You’re saying all that back in the library really… really happened?”
Xertalis’ silence was enough of an answer for the primate.
“And so… and so all the stuff on TV is real?” It glanced at me. “And that I’m not imagining things?”
“You sure as hell aren’t imagining things,” the gray growled. “I’m seeing this shit.”
Their lack of disturbance surrounding Xertalis and her eye placement was almost more terrifying than the situation I was in. I mustered the courage to speak, despite the voices in my head screaming for me to shut up. “Wh-what the farrik is wrong with you?!” My voice faltered as three pairs of binocular eyes stared at me. “Why are you s-so concerned about my eyes? What about hers?” I waved an indignant paw at Xertalis.
“There’s nothing wrong with her eyes!” The gray roared, causing me to flinch. It put its claws on its head and paced back and forth. “This is fucking insane! What the fuck happened last night? Did our drinks get spiked? No, we didn’t bring drinks. Was it the snacks?” It sat down heavily on the couch, holding its head in its claws. Its knee bounced erratically as it sat.
Nothing the gray had said made sense to me. What drinks? What snacks? Did Galya feed them in the middle of the night?
Galya put her paws in front of her in a placating gesture. “Guys, let’s—let’s just eat some food, and then talk about this. I get that this is pretty insane, b-but yelling isn’t gonna get anything done.” Galya glanced at me. “Besides, I’m sure we’re all starving. Right?”
“Y-yeah,” the ape said. “Let’s do that. Maybe a hot bowl of oimal will help clear our minds.”
Galya put her paw on the gray’s shoulder. It looked up at her, its eyes glossy. “I’m sorry to interrupt you, Kiile. You’re the only one who knows how to cook, and well, you saw how well it went when Connor tried.” She bared her teeth. “How about it?”
The gray took a shuddering breath and bobbed its head. “A-alright. Okay.” It stood and closed its eyes for a moment, breathing deeply. “Let’s g-get this.” And with that, it headed towards the kitchen. As it left, it wiped its eyes.
I stared at Galya, completely floored. A gray. Crying. No, grays can’t cry. They don’t have emotions. They have two modes. Murder, and Stalking. They don’t feel panic or sadness or fear, I thought. But a small, creeping voice asked, Then what was that? I shook my head, trying to shake it off. That was fake. Manufactured. The apes must’ve been teaching the gray how to fake emotions. And yet, the voice persisted.
Galya didn’t notice me staring and instead walked up to Xertalis. Her snout scrunched up as she approached the filthy Veyrian, yet still attempted to speak to her.
“We uh, you should probably get showered,” Galya said. She stood as if she were uncomfortable.
Xertalis didn’t pick up on her discomfort. She flicked her ear inquisitively. “I know not what a… shower is. But I shall dine, for I am quite starved. My long slumber has taken all my energy.” As if to accentuate her plight, Xertalis swayed on her feet.
“Okay, then,” Galya muttered. “Um, well, let’s get you some clothes? Or a blanket at least?”
Xertalis tilted her head at Galya. “What are clothes?” She echoed my thoughts exactly.
“You know what? It’s fine. I’ll just go get a blanket.” Galya grabbed the primate’s paw. “Connor, c’mon.”
Xertalis sat down and watched as the two sped down the hallway. She looked around the room, her ear flicking as she laid her eyes on something new. She seemed particularly interested in the analog clock hanging on the wall. It wasn’t anything special. The numbers and the claws glowed faintly. The [seconds] claw ticked constantly. I swore I could almost hear it over the sound of the gray cooking in the kitchen.
The gray cooking in the kitchen, I thought, amused. I chuckled. The gray cooking in the kitchen. I let out a short laugh. The gray cooking in the kitchen! I started laughing uncontrollably. The absurdity of the whole situation finally got to me. I rocked back and forth, gesturing helplessly with my paws. At some point, my laughter turned to sobs. I put my head in my paws and cried, my tears running down my snout. The gray cooking in the kitchen. Oh, Myern, what am I going to do?
I looked up, and Xertalis was staring at me, perplexed. “What is thy sorrow? Why dost thou act in such a way?”
I gestured vaguely at everything in the room. “Wh-what can I say? I… I’m fucked! I have two p-predators—three predators—in m-my home, and I sure as Xyek c-can’t call the exterminators, otherwise I’ll b-be accused of harboring pr-predators!” I splayed my paws in front of me helplessly. “H-how in the ever living fuck did they g-get here?! The closest UN planet is-is-is—” I gesticulated wildly “—I d-don’t even know how far. Did they u-use FTL? But how did they g-get planetside?” I put my paws on my face and screamed. The sound came out muffled.
I looked up at Xertalis. I could barely hold her gaze, yet her eyes held undeniable sorrow and guilt… and an odd hint of fear. “I will explain,” she said quietly. “Everything. Just… wait.”
I put my paws on my chest and breathed deeply. I tried to calm my mind, yet it was near impossible. All these thoughts bouncing around in my brain like stray bullets. The voices telling me to run away screaming, and the voices telling me to stay and learn. Should I stay or should I go? Should I stay or should I go? Back and forth, back and forth! I wish I could make it stop. I wish I could just wake up, and wake up to a nice, hot bowl of oimal. I wish I wasn’t alone. I wish they were still here.
My thoughts were interrupted by Galya and the ape returning. The primate was carrying a blanket—one of the blankets from the guest room. It approached Xertalis and held it out.
“Sorry we took so long,” Galya apologized. “We sorta had to dig around for it, and we didn’t figure she’d like us going into her room.”
I cringed internally as Xertalis took the blanket and wrapped it around herself. That’s not going to wash out very well, is it?
“Thou are fine,” Xertalis said, taking the blanket. “I thank thou, for it is quite cold in here.”
The gray came around the countertop with a steaming pot in its claws. “You guys came back right in time,” it growled. It placed a pad on the table and set the pot on top of it. “I found some [brown sugar], thankfully, so it’s not gonna be too bland.” It hurried into the kitchen and returned with a bowl. “There were also some [apples], but there wasn’t any milk, so we’ll just have to do with water.”
The ape stopped Galya in her tracks. “You go and sit down, alright? I’ll help get the bowls and stuff.”
Galya stared at the primate for a moment. “Are you sure? This whole thing has been pretty stressful for you, I imagine.”
The ape made the same, strange chuffing noise. Except it somehow sounded… sadder? I tilted my head. “I’m fine. Just almost became a human flambe last night. At least the mattress downstairs was comfortable.” The primate glanced at me before moving into the kitchen.
Galya took a seat at the table. Xertalis sat across from her. “So you weren’t uncomfortable?” Galya asked.
I pushed myself up and leaned so I could see into the kitchen.
The primate shrugged and glanced at the gray. “Well, as comfortable as I could be while sharing a mattress with Godzilla over here.”
“Ha!” The gray barked, causing me to flinch. “That’s rich, coming from King Kong, Lord of Mattresses.”
My gaze bounced between the two nervously. Their words didn’t seem friendly. But… their tones. I didn’t know ape or gray social cues, but they almost sounded friendly. Yet another piece of a constantly shifting puzzle. Their moods seemed to have gotten better while I was having my breakdown, which struck me as oddly ironic. Slowly, I moved to the table and took a seat at the far end. The primate and the gray returned with bowls, spoons, and cups full of water, which were being transported on a tray.
I watched in surprise at how deftly the gray moved the cups to the table. I had only ever known gray to be clumsy and brutish. But there was almost an artistry to its movements.
“How did you do that?” I blurted. I cringed as everyone turned to look at me.
“Put the cups on the table?” It shrugged its shoulders. “I don’t know. Practice? I’m a waiter at the Toreros on main street.”
Toreros? That’s not a real restaurant, I thought, perplexed.
I watched as they passed the oimal around themselves. Galya, who was closest, pushed the pot and [apples] toward me. I sniffed it suspiciously. It didn’t smell any different, but I knew some drugs didn’t have a smell. But… I was hungry. Reluctantly, I served myself and pushed the pot away. Everyone began eating—aside from the gray. The fact that an ape was eating oats and fruit surprised me. I almost couldn’t believe it. And yet, there it was, right in front of me.
Xertalis scooped up some oimal daintily and blew steam off it. “I suppose I shall tell thou my story, and explain thy plight.”
The change of mood was palatable. The entire table stared at Xertalis, prepared for what she had to say.
“As I have said, I am Xertalis, the former goddess of time and space.” She raised her paw as the gray opened its mouth. “Many centuries ago, mortals believed in gods. They believed that they could bestow miracles, rend mountains and valleys to pieces, and offer enlightenment. Alas, those beliefs have faltered. That is why I am so weak.”
She took a slow sip of water.
“My powers have waned as mortals’ beliefs have waned.” She held an [apple] slice between her paws and turned it over. “I could not even age this fruit if I desired. If I tried to open a portal to your universe, it would kill me.”
The primate steepled its paws in front of it. “So how did we get here? Why did that book teleport us to… wherever the hell this is?”
Xertalis pondered the [apple] slice for a moment before popping it in her mouth. Once she had chewed, she spoke. “I would not rule out the fact there might be other forces at work. I might have been the goddess of time and space, but I am not the only deity with the ability to twist reality.”
The trio glanced at each other. “That’s not concerning at all,” The ape stated. “So… what do we do?”
“There is not much,” Xertalis said quietly.
“So we’re stuck here?” The primate cried. “Stuck in a universe where humans and gray are being genocided? Where the police shoot at innocent people? Where crazy bastards with flamethrowers run around?!”
“Wait,” Galya butted in, “what if we like, spread word of your existence?”
Xertalis stared at Galya. “And who would believe? Who would believe that a god walks amongst mortals?”
Galya tapped the table with her claw. “Uhhh… shit.”
“Well, there’s gotta be some sort of religious group somewhere, right?” The gray asked. “There’s the Church of Myern just down the street if I remember correctly.”
I flicked my ear affirmatively. “Yes, there’s a church. But… they might not be t-too fond of her eyes.” My voice faltered as they all looked at me. “Her eye placement? It’s abnormal.”
“So you’re telling me that normal Veyrians in this universe look like you?” The gray growled.
“Y-yes…?”
The gray rubbed its eyes. “Holy shit.” It held its claws up. “Look at this. I’m shaking.”
As the trio was processing what Xertalis had told them, she ate her oimal. Despite the fact she must’ve been starving, she ate slow and daintily, as if she had practiced eating in such a way for years and years. The fact she was eating calmed my nerves a little. But she’s a goddess—apparently—she might be immune to drugs. Or was she a goddess? Xertalis’ monologue confused me.
Nevertheless, I was hungry, and I didn’t function properly when I was hungry. I lifted a spoonful of oimal and ate it. The flavor caught me off guard. It was sweet and perfectly cooked; masterfully put together. I hadn’t ever expected oimal to taste as good as this. I found myself taking bite after bite.
The table was silent as everyone mulled over the information that Xertalis had disclosed. I glanced around the table. I felt a pang of bittersweet nostalgia as I watched the four of them eat. I physically recoiled in surprise. Galya glanced at me, perplexed, but I ignored her.
I turned over the feeling of nostalgia in my mind. It was strange. I shouldn’t be feeling this way about my literal enemies. And yet…
I looked at the wall opposite me. Among the paintings was a frame. And inside that frame, a family portrait. I stared at it for a long moment, emotions boiling in my chest.
You shouldn’t be feeling like this, Meyra, I thought half-heartedly. These are your enemies. They’d gladly rip you to shreds or stab you in the back if given a chance.
I glanced between the portrait and the small group at my table. It’s been so long… surely I could…? No. I took another bite of oimal, burning my mouth. I sipped my water quickly. No. That would be a death sentence. But the way Galya elbowed the gray and the primate playfully, and how they talked as if they were good friends…
Lost in my train of thought, I hadn’t noticed Xertalis had finished her food until she had stood up. “That was a most delicious meal,” she said. “I thank thee for thy culinary skills.” Xertalis bowed her head to the gray, who bowed its head in return.
“You’re welcome,” it growled. “It’s the least I could do.”
“I must now bathe myself. Where might your bathing room be?”
I pointed down the hallway. “Last door on the right. You can’t miss it.”
“Most appreciated.” And with that, Xertalis left the table.
I noticed the trio watching her as she left. I felt another pang of nostalgia in my chest. I immediately quelled it. Now wasn’t the time to be feeling sentimental.
The primate turned around. “She’s got an interesting way of talking, huh?”
The gray bobbed its head. “Yeah. But she’s a goddess apparently.” I tilted my head as I recognized the sound of skepticism in its grating voice.
Galya furrowed her brow and flicked her tail. Before she had a chance to speak, she was interrupted by Xertalis.
“I require assistance,” she said. “This bathing room lacks water.” She tilted her head slightly. “I know not how to draw it. Perhaps the girl could help me?”
Galya choked as she was taking a sip of water. Water dribbled down her chin. She recovered and turned to Xertalis, her cheeks tinted orange. “Uh—I’m sorry, b-but that’s like, not um… that—I don’t…”
Xertalis looked at the predators. “Perhaps one of the boys, then?”
I gawked as the primate’s face turned a bright shade of red. The gray’s face had grown noticeably darker as well. They glanced at each other and exchanged a silent conversation.
“Um, couldn’t—couldn’t she d-do it instead?” The primate pointed a long, gangly claw at me.
I stiffened. Me? I thought. “I-I can’t,” I blurted. “There’s, uh—I hurt my leg when I fell.”
“Your leg’s fine,” Galya said. She squinted at me. “It’s not really appropriate for kids to help an adult, anyway.”
“She just wants someone to help her figure out how the bath works!” I said indignantly. “That’s hardly inappropriate.”
“You’ll know how your bath works better than we do,” the ape interjected. “Besides, it is a little, uh, odd to make us do it.”
“But—” I began.
“I do not care who assists me,” Xertalis said in a low, steely voice. “Stop thy bickering and make thy choice.”
The trio stared at me. I stared back in disbelief. Did they want my heart to fail? Galya flicked her tail, indicating for me to hurry up. It was obvious that they weren’t going to move.
So it was all up to me.
I took a deep breath and clenched my paws. With great effort, I pushed myself away from the table. I tried to keep my breathing stable as I walked over to Xertalis. I avoided her eyes and motioned down the hallway.
“J-just this way,” I muttered. I glanced at the trio. Galya swished her tail supportively. The primate displayed its thumbs and bared its teeth. The gray whipped its tail across the floor erratically and flashed its razor-sharp fangs.
Suddenly dealing with Xertalis’ eyes didn’t seem like such a bad deal. Without another word, I speed-walked down the hallway.
Meyra, how in Xyek did you get yourself into this situation? I thought helplessly.
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