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Everything good in Three Kingdoms and Troy that would benefit Warhammer greatly

2020.10.19 15:17 _Constellations_ Everything good in Three Kingdoms and Troy that would benefit Warhammer greatly

As I play both Troy and Three Kingdoms, a player who was introduced to the franchise through Warhammer and now as difficult it is to say, I cannot enjoy it anymore because how dull and simple it feels with ALL the future games' improvements missing from it.
This list is long in the making as a draft and taking notes the moment I notice something, with an added explanation why it is so meaningful and I'm posting it now because it got long enough to make up for a decent overview of improvements.
Graphics:
Audio:
Gameplay and Features:
Things I dislike in Three Kingdoms and Troy:
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2020.10.19 13:13 KaskandoBlue Into the Multiverse - Book 0 / Chapter 5: Back to the Feywild (Part 1/2)

Into the Multiverse

I've been running a campaign for about a year and a half now and I was recommended to share it. I've never made a reddit post in my life so bare with me.
This who adventure was just meant to be a one shot, that led into another and another and here I am, a year later.
So this adventure begins with the D&D campaign "Return of the Lizard King". An Excellent adventure that I once ran for my friends about 2-3 years ago. (I would recommend everyone tries it out.)
It is a very solid adventure that brings adventurers from level 1-5.

Book 0: Return of the Lizard King

Okay so this part of the story isn't overly important and if you Are curious please do take a look at the adventure itself right here . Great adventure, perfect for beginner players and DMs. Love it.
I'm just going to sum up some core things to remember about this campaign so you can understand my initial inspiration for the rest of this ongoing campaign:

BUT!!!!!!!

This is where our story begins...
(Are you ready!? All up to date? Cool! Let's go!)

Book 0 / Chapter 5: Back to the Feywild!

Part 0: Prologue
We have our party! (Our first party...)
(I gave them each a magical item of their own creation but, the more powerful it was the bigger the risks were of using it)

He makes his his own cigars with his business partner~ (I can't remember her name so let's call her~) SALLY!
(he's important remember him. The other's are also amazing but don't play too much of a part after this Book.)

This chapter begins with this party deciding to spend the night in Brian the Tortle's AirBnB. They have been travelling for a long time and need somewhere to stay. At one point the escort Brian into the Jungle to find food for the night. While walking through the hot humid jungle they begin to get wafts of cool out of nowhere, the mahogany trees around them look like pines for a moment and then return to normal and the sounds of insects are replaced with running water. This "glitches" continue to happen as they travel deeper into the jungle. They get so distracted that they lose sight of Brian and they all get lost. Eventually they come to a clearing in the Jungle where Brian stands with this eyes rolled back in his head and reeling on the ground. Within this clearing lies a massive tree and carved in it are hundreds of faces.
The party investigate and realize the faces belong to the Pine Wilden who guided them through the Feywild, and all of his family. Their eyes turn white and they warn the party that this is not their world. They are trapped within the Vine Queen's own dream world and they need to wake up. They also warn them not to loose "what they once owned" back in their world because that is the key to returning home. "Remember who you are."
Suddenly the Vine Queen, a beautiful elven woman with ivory skin and black eyes emerges from the tree...
(to be continued...)
...The Vine Queen, Lilith, reaches out to the party members. With her hands outstretched and open, vines from the ground begin to clothe her pale green skin. She lets out a sigh of pleasure from the feeling of the vines tightening around her naked body.
“My darlings, you must move quickly, I will open a portal for you back to your own world. All you require is something from that previous one.” Reaching out and touching the disk around Splint’s neck she smiles gently.
“Yes~, this, hand it over boy, quickly now. We don’t have much time!”
The party remained motionless, their bodies tense and Splint took a step back holding his pendant.
Lilith became uneasy and took another step forward, “we don’t have time for this! We must hurry!”
Another step back. The party readied their weapons. Lilith clicked her tongue, impatient and her eyes turned yellow and serpent-like. “You give me that pendant or you never leave this island. Last chance boy.” Her body began to slowly grow in size and her nails became longer and pointed like knives.
The party readied for battled and rolled for initiative.*
*This version of Lilith was not the real one, but a Shade of her true self, sent into this fake reality of hers to stop the adventurers. For her stats I used a “Half Dragon” from page 180 of the D&D Monster Manual. I renamed the longsword as her claws and removed the shortsword and crossbow. I gave her a fly speed of 40ft and changed her Wisdom to 16 with a spellcasting DC of 14. Along with this I gave her the innate spellcasting ability with the following spells:
Cantrips: Thorn Whip (3d6)
3/day: Ensnaring Vines, Entangle, Fog Cloud
2/day: Maximillian’s Eathern Grasp (reskinned as a wooden fist), Spike Growth
Something to note also, is that Lilith, being the “Vine Queen”, gets her power from the Sun and the majority of this adventure is taking place during the night back in Gostar. Lilith has woken up in a groggy state after sensing a disturbance in her “Dream Domain”, where the heroes’ souls are currently trapped.
Also if you wish to use this in your own campaign you can use the following text:
Walking through the jungle of Chult you come to a halt. Before you, amongst all of the tropical foliage and red wooded trees you find a pine tree...
...but not just any pine tree, this pine tree is quite possibly the largest pine tree you’ve ever seen. It stands at least 100ft tall and about 30-40ft wide. But most noticeable of all, you see faces. Hundreds of faces litter the bark of the tree, they appear to have grown out of the wood, their faces made from the bark itself. You recognize the features they possess are those of Wilden,pinewilden.
Before you lies Byre’s tribe, absorbed, moulded into or carved from the tree...you don’t quite know but your instinct tells you they are very much alive.
The lowest faces eyes roll back into the wood and when they return they glow green, the face’s cracked lips move and splinters and sawdust fall from them.
“Please, come closer, my power will not allow me to talk for long!”
“You own a piece of our world, the Feywild! Only those possessing magical items from the fey before being captured here can return once more to the Feywild! You are our only hope! This is not your world my friend! This is not the Material Plane from which you were born! WE ARE PRISINORS-“
Her face begins to harden and stiffen once more and her glowing eyes begin to fade back to the brown colour of the bark
“You are dreaming~ find your friends- they hold the map. Defeat the Queen and set us- “
“Free!?”
You hear a new voice, a vaguely familiar voice. You turn around to see in humanoid form, the Queen of Vines herself. Green skin, pointed ears and pitch black eyes. She is Beautiful.
“Freedom!? Oh but you are free, I let you escape the moment you walked through that portal. We had a deal didn’t we?”
As you watch her move towards you your eyes grow heavy and can’t help but close them for a moment, as they fall close they blink open immediately as they do your vision is blurred for a moment, you glance around and the trees surrounding you are pine trees and the air is cool, but you regain focus again and the air feels warm and stuffy once more and you see you are still in the jungle of Chult, but you can’t help but feel like the wilden was right.
Your right arm is suddenly gripped by something. The weapon you crafted from the fey wild has wrapped itself around your arm, it has grown roots around it and you hear the voices of the fey whisper in your mind.
“You must escape! You must free our souls! Return to the Feywild! Defeat the Queen! The pendant holds the Key! Find your friends! HURRY! Our power is weak but we can get you closer”
A small blue portal opens behind you and you feel a pull towards it from the arm that holds the fey wood weapon.
“DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM! I only wish to take back what us mine, there has been a disturbance in the Feywild since you took those fragments of the bridge away with you”
The Queen reaches out her hand
If you give her the weapon she disappears laughing “fool”
If you disobey
Her features change and warp and her eyes become slitting like that of a lizard her outstretched hand grows claws.
“Give me the weapon child!”
Her mouth grows fangs and small horns sprout from her head and she jumps towards you, green wings explode from her back
Roll initiative
Throughout the battle the part watched as Lilith became more dragon-like the more agitated she got.
But, party being as large as it was, quickly dispatched of her and watched as her body disappeared. Even though the encounter was brief it had served its purpose. The party were now shaken, unsure about where they were and whether or not, Lilith, would be coming back.
They returned to Brian’s B&B and the woodlands shifted back into the original jungle they were familiar with. And after a good meal they settled down for the night and decided to rest up before trying to make any more sense of their situation.
That night, they dream...
Part 1: Race to the Gate
You wake up in a white hallway with the rest of your party with mirrors on either side of you. And you wake up you look in one and see your reflection seems out of sink, a little behind your own movements and each reflection after that in that mirror is slightly behind the one before it. You turn to the next mirror and see your reflection scratching its head and a few moments later you feel an itch on your head.
You then notice further down the mirrors reflections some of you wear different clothing then you are wearing, some of Your party members are missing in some reflection while in some party members who have left or passed away are there instead.
Then suddenly Vine Queen appears
Smashes one mirror and sharp vines shoot out from her arms killing ever member instantly
As she continues through she becomes more and more anomalistic her features change her eyes become slotted like a lizards and scales grow from her skin her hands turn to claws and she tears through every member, starts breathing poisonous gas in some rooms.
“GIIIIVE ME THE BLADES!!!”
“GIVE ME THEY FEYWILD-!”
Part 1.1: Pixies and Faries
The party wake and I allowed them time to role play things out for a bit before Lilith’s first “messengers”** arrive. The windows exploded open and at first the party saw nothing and Greebo woke up with a surprise boner. Uncomfortable and scared he snuggled back under his sleeping bag and hid, changing into a badger. Nothing could be seen but a low hum filled the room. The others were then suddenly attacked by some nasty Tooth Fairies, which leaped inside their mouths and began to make their teeth rot. Alongside this, some pixies (while invisible) and faerie dragons began to cast random spells causing a nuisance. But as the party began to go around and squish each Tooth fairy the other pixies and faerie dragons began to make their escape, thinking all of this was not worth the hassle.
\*For this encounter I used 6 pixies (Monster Manual pg 253), 4-5* Tooth Faries, and 1-2 Faerie Dragons.
Nagasyntha then approached the group, concerned. And sighed exclaiming that it was time for them all to leave. Herself and Brian, years ago, had made the discovery that this world was not real; that they were in some sort of dream. In secret, they began to unravel this pocket dimension’s mysteries. But they were aware that Lilith could be watching them at any moment. They found a tear within this reality which they magically sealed with a door only they could access. This would keep the tear hidden from Lilith, in case she ever decided to repair it, while allowing them to begin chipping away at it with magic and start to dig their way out.
Nagasyntha and Brian (and a few others who were with them at the time) needed to make sure that anyone who found this passage from this world would be strong and selfless enough to free the rest of the people trapped inside. Whoever passed through here would only get one chance. After that Lilith would find that tear and seal it forever. And so as they dug their way through the pocket dimension they left challenges behind them to test peoples abilities.
As they dug, they eventually tumbled into what seemed like another pocket dimension. At the heart of this dimension within Lilith’s dimension was the fraction of a deities soul. This was the fragment of Uptao’s soul. The “dinosaur god” of the real Chult back in Gostar. This fragment had it’s own consciousness and when Lilith planted it within her own pocket dimension, it began to fill the space with Uptao’s very essence. It filled the empty space with jungle, volcanoes, dinosaurs and just life in general. It was a perfect mirror image of the real Chult. If someone could destroy this shard, the entire dimension would crumble and would free the souls of everyone inside. If someone failed to do so, it could alert Lilith and it would be the end for everyone.
Nagasyntha, decided, now that Lilith knew that there were people within her dimension that knew they were trapped, she would do her best to prevent all escape. The party had to find the tear that Nagasyntha and Brian had hidden away before she found it.
And so, explaining this (in a nutshell) “You all are in a dream! Let’s get out of here!”, the party began to run with the sounds of howling wolves close on their heels.
Part 1.2: The Queen’s Hunting Dogs
I then read the following to the party after a couple of hours of travel:
As you race through the jungle, occasionally your eye lids will get heavy and you feel as though you cannot keep them open, when they drop closed you’re eyes immediately blink open and in the moment your begins to focus you no longer see the jungle of Chult around you but instead you see the pine trees of the Feywild. The sound of insects is replaced with the sound of the chuckling rivers. The thick hot air feels cool and crisp for a moment, and then, your vision and senses focus once more and your back in Chult tearing through the thick overgrowth. Occasionally the light might catch the leaves of a tree in a certain way and they’ll look more teal than green. Or, the shadows on a tree may give the bark a rich purple hue, but as soon as you focus on this odd little detail it seems to right itself and the trees remain the colour they were.
During your observations of the jungle around you you lose focus on the howls that have been following you in the distance this entire time have but you feel like they have faded into nothing but the sound of the wind through the canopy of leaves above your heads. Suddenly the whole jungle falls silent. 2 figures begin to grow up from the ground, or out from the trees themselves. At first it’s a collection of green vines that wriggle up from the earth, they begin to twist and tie together forming muscle and limbs. Before you, you now see 2 green wolves and from their skin and spines burst thorns, the final decoration added before they pounce.
Roll initiative.
For this encounter I used 2-3 Thorn Wolves
Part 1.3: Losing Reality
So for this next part of the adventure, I wanted to give a sense of this dreamscape falling apart completely and used the local “Red Army” patrol from Chult to do so.
side note: at this stage in the game I was running with my friends it was already about 1am and there was a lot more of the story to get through and everyone was very keen to see this through to the end so I made the decision to personally leave this part out. The adventurers were already Super aware that their world was falling to pieces so I decided to give this one a miss, just showing other events around them taking place as they raced to the “exit”. None the less, here is the encounter I wrote up.
Racing through the jungle the party eventually encounters a patrolling group of red Army members; 8 halflings and two human soldiers. They begin to ask for passports and permission slips to travel through Chult. This part is meant to be roleplayed out with the party and have them slowly discover there is something off about these people. Their faces begin to droop and the bodies begin to hunch. Eventually they begin shifting and changing, two melt into large puddles of gloopy yellow mess and the other halflings begin to shift and change, their teeth grow sharp and pointed and their eyes turn red. Their hair begins to fall out and their skin turns green.
Encounter: 8 goblins (Monster Manual pg. 166), 2 ogre jelly (Monster Manual pg. 243)
During this encounter when a goblin is defeated their bodies burst into vines that bury into the ground forming 5x5ft of rough terrain. Anyone adjacent to the goblin when it dies makes a DC 13 strength saving throw or is dragged into this pile of shambling vines and is considered restrained and must take an action to escape vs the DC 13 of this mass of vines.
Part 1.4: The White Knight
Finally everyone arrived at the doorway to the tear Nagasyntha described. A mound of rocks form a 4ft tall structure half buried and covered in vines and moss. A magical green glyph seals the entrance stone. But in front of it all sits a figure clad in armour.
A knight in shining white armour sits on a log with his head leaning on his hand and his second hand on his hip. “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... this is no good at all.”
I am utterly lost in this jungle and I cannot remember how I got here.
Now that my horse has left me, run off! I have no idea how I’m going to get anywhere. And this heat! It’s too much for one man to burden.
What a state I’m in, how pathetic I must look, my Queen would be ashamed of me now.
The Knight continues to shake his head in shame as he talks. He wears a helmet with a large fluffy green feather on top. Upon his chest is the crest of his house of a long spiky green dragon eating its tail. The Adventurers would struggle to recognize this ancient symbol that hasn’t been used in centuries. Only with a history DC 20 do the adventurers notice this crest belongs to the Vine Queen, Lilith, during the dragon wars from 300 A.D. and the last being seen around 1000 A.D. (A.D. standing for the “Age of Dragons”. The current time period this is all taking place in is 1776 A.D.) On a roll of anything higher they understand that this symbol is used because she was known for sometimes taking the form of a dragon as a method of defense or intimidation. However, she is mostly recognised by her beautiful green skinned elf form, with pitch black eyes and a dress of vines.
I suppose you will not be able to help me find my mare? She is ever so good!
-They do not help:
I understand that you are busy
The Knight returns to his log and hangs his head and sighs.
Could you at least do me one favour before you leave?
I do not see the point of me sitting around here any longer. I have no more food and I shall cook in a day or two. Without water....I haven’t much more time to live. Please, give me an honourable death.
-They help:
The adventurers travel with him for about 5 minutes through the jungle and quickly find his white stallion. But the Knight sighs.
I do not think my queen will be happy with me, for I have been away too long...I do not believe there is any place for me on my return. In fact, I’m not exactly sure where that even is anymore. Please, I do not wish to live out this nightmare anymore, I wish for you to end my life. Perhaps I shall wake up from this wretched dream.
The Queen wishes to also plant the idea in the adventurers heads that death might be an option for escape. However, if they die, their soul will be taken by the Queen.
At the end of either passage read
The noble knight goes down onto his knees, lowering his head.
As the players raise their blade, read:
But I warn you....should you not succeed in ending my life, I shall strike down on you with a furry ten fold. Be swift, and strike through. Do not dishonour me further. I beg you.
The players effortlessly cleave his head off if they choose to.
As his head rolls off, no blood spills, but green vines spill from his armour. The slither across the ground reaching for his head. They grab hold of the vines that spill from his helmet and pull it back on top of his shoulders. He stands up and readjusts his head with his hands.
I see -sigh- you could not help me after all, but perhaps maybe I can help You escape your nightmares...” he draws his blade.
Perhaps, we are the nightmare.
The horse bursts into darkness. It’s eyes glow red, it’s coat turns black and black mist rises from its body. Blood begins to pour from its nostrils pooling in small puddles on the grass below and it’s teeth elongate into fangs. It’s armour cracks and thorns begin to rise from its obsidian plating. Black thorns shoot out of its flesh at random points and it rises up giving a shriek of death and green flames burst from its jaws.
Roll initiative.
For this encounter I used: a Nightmare ( Monster Manual pg. 235) and a Knight (Monster Manual pg. 347) who regenerates 10hp at the start of each of its turns unless it takes fire or necrotic damage before that. If it drops to 0HP it rises up on it’s turn again with 1hp unless it took fire or necrotic damage before it starts its turn.
To keep it short and swift, the party managed to slay the knight and nightmare with their large numbers and made their way to the cave.
The entrance of this cave, which is opened with a pendant given to the party by Nagasyntha, is small. To get through, the party will have to crawl low on their stomachs to get in. This does mean however, that any large animal companions they have made throughout their adventure will have to be left behind.
This has happened a few times, each time I’ve played this part of the adventure and it is a sad moment. Allow the adventurers to promise they will find them in the real world. If the party manages to escape allow them to find their companions again. But be strict too and let the party know how unfortunately small this hole is. Emotions are healthy and make for a good story, allow your players and their characters to be sad. This moment adds a lot of weight to the events that will follow from here. They have someone trapped in Lilith’s dream cage to fight for, if they fail, this will all be for nothing.
(to be continued...)
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2020.10.19 08:12 Orgy_In_The_Moonbase 24 [F4F] Michigan/Anywhere - Let's get to know each other and fall in love, maybe?

Hallo! My name is Eve! I am 24 and gay. Here are some pictures of me I took very recently. https://www.reddit.com/gallery/jdugcx I am almost 5'11", quite thin, brunette, hazel eyes, nice legs, smol cute boobs, nice butt. I have been told I am quite pretty. I am trans and am very gladly not "in a relationship with my own transness", as I have heard it described.
Currently I am a homebody in a pandemic and have been doing a lot of work around my house. I used to tutor and teach, but now I hate everything about our education system and am rocking the unemployed life, trying to learn C++ to become a programmer. At university I studied mathematics and "theology" (really more ancient Near Eastern studies...). Did me some Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, Akkadian. My favorite animal is the elephant, but opossums hold a special place in my heart as well. I looooove opossum memes; I would love to befriend one someday.
My most prized possessions include my Slifer the Sky Dragon Funko Pop! and my set of Lenin's Collected Works from an unfinished 1929 English publication. My favorite TV shows include Seinfeld and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. (Two others are Psych and Monk, both of which I have binged these past few months.) I play piano, classical guitar, and B-flat clarinet. I want to get back into dancing.
I currently play on the Nintendo Switch and PC. My favorite vidya games include The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Banjo-Tooie. I have a small collection of board games (small, at least, compared to that of real enthusiasts.). I like classical/baroque and metal music (specifically power and symphonic). Some of my favorite artists are Beast in Black, Avantasia, and Kamelot right now. My favorite poems include John Donne's "The Flea" and Shakespeare's Sonnets No. 40 and 65. Some of my favorite sayings are "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings" (Shakespeare's Julius Caesar), and "When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?" (John Ball during the English Peasant's Revolt).
I like Hegel. A lot. I am a materialist and a communist. In my free time I work on my personal project of several years—someday I hope to publish a book on gendered sexuality. I am not into astrology or Wicca or Tarot or any mysticism like that; my mystical and idealist days are behind me. Although I do have the Winged Dragon of Ra summon chant memorized, and sometimes quote the Ripley Scroll...
I am looking for someone with whom to be serious girlfriends. I would write what I like in a partner, but it would just sound like a generic list, so I won't. If there is distance, I like texting a lot and phone calls and video calls and all that jazz. I have been told I'm pretty unique and fascinating because my personality appears to be my own product; I have also been told that sometimes I seem less like a person and more like someone pretending to be a person. I am also quite intense; take all that as you will. I recognize that relationships take work and involve friction and that we are all labors of love. I am not afraid to commit, and I want someone who is also not afraid to commit and is ready for a relationship. (Sure, I am a communist, but that last bit is one red flag I have learned to avoid. Usually, I have gotten involved with people whom I befriended without romantic intent on my part at first, so it evolves by accident on both ends, and I think I might need to change strategies.)
I don't know what else to write here, so feel free to ask questions. I figured that was a decent smattering of info. Let's chat, maybe play some vidya games on PC, idk :) Please DM instead of reddit chat, if you can, please! And say your favorite color—mine is green :)
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2020.10.19 08:10 Orgy_In_The_Moonbase 24 [F4F] Michigan/Anywhere - Let's get to know each other and fall in love, maybe?

Hallo! My name is Eve! I am 24 and gay. Here are some pictures of me I took very recently. https://www.reddit.com/gallery/jdugcx I am almost 5'11", quite thin, brunette, hazel eyes, nice legs, smol cute boobs, nice butt. I have been told I am quite pretty. I am trans and am very gladly not "in a relationship with my own transness", as I have heard it described.
Currently I am a homebody in a pandemic and have been doing a lot of work around my house. I used to tutor and teach, but now I hate everything about our education system and am rocking the unemployed life, trying to learn C++ to become a programmer. At university I studied mathematics and "theology" (really more ancient Near Eastern studies...). Did me some Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, Akkadian. My favorite animal is the elephant, but opossums hold a special place in my heart as well. I looooove opossum memes; I would love to befriend one someday.
My most prized possessions include my Slifer the Sky Dragon Funko Pop! and my set of Lenin's Collected Works from an unfinished 1929 English publication. My favorite TV shows include Seinfeld and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. (Two others are Psych and Monk, both of which I have binged these past few months.) I play piano, classical guitar, and B-flat clarinet. I want to get back into dancing.
I currently play on the Nintendo Switch and PC. My favorite vidya games include The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Banjo-Tooie. I have a small collection of board games (small, at least, compared to that of real enthusiasts.). I like classical/baroque and metal music (specifically power and symphonic). Some of my favorite artists are Beast in Black, Avantasia, and Kamelot right now. My favorite poems include John Donne's "The Flea" and Shakespeare's Sonnets No. 40 and 65. Some of my favorite sayings are "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings" (Shakespeare's Julius Caesar), and "When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?" (John Ball during the English Peasant's Revolt).
I like Hegel. A lot. I am a materialist and a communist. In my free time I work on my personal project of several years—someday I hope to publish a book on gendered sexuality. I am not into astrology or Wicca or Tarot or any mysticism like that; my mystical and idealist days are behind me. Although I do have the Winged Dragon of Ra summon chant memorized, and sometimes quote the Ripley Scroll...
I am looking for someone with whom to be serious girlfriends. I would write what I like in a partner, but it would just sound like a generic list, so I won't. If there is distance, I like texting a lot and phone calls and video calls and all that jazz. I have been told I'm pretty unique and fascinating because my personality appears to be my own product; I have also been told that sometimes I seem less like a person and more like someone pretending to be a person. I am also quite intense; take all that as you will. I recognize that relationships take work and involve friction and that we are all labors of love. I am not afraid to commit, and I want someone who is also not afraid to commit and is ready for a relationship. (Sure, I am a communist, but that last bit is one red flag I have learned to avoid. Usually, I have gotten involved with people whom I befriended without romantic intent on my part at first, so it evolves by accident on both ends, and I think I might need to change strategies.)
I don't know what else to write here, so feel free to ask questions. I figured that was a decent smattering of info. Let's chat, maybe play some vidya games on PC, idk :) Please DM instead of reddit chat, if you can, please! And say your favorite color—mine is green :)
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2020.10.19 05:13 Miamiyeahhh22 IGG and Western Blot Journey

Hello Everyone,
Wanted to share my story and perhaps see what others think. I was thinking about writing a novel but instead I am sharing by experience to the point. Yes its long still but imagine if I went into full detail...Id appreciate peoples input!
Prior to September 2019: Promiscuous past
September 4th 2019: Took an STD panel and told doctor to test me for HSV1 and HSV2. Just for curiosity. No symptoms or nothing. Did it literally out of curiosity. Doctor questioned me wanting to do it but him knowing I am also a healthcare provider, he didn't argue my decision to get tested.
October 4th 2019: Doctor never called me back with any results and so I logged on the patient portal to see myself how my blood levels were. Was most curious about my lipid count more than anything, but then I saw HSV-1 negative and IGG HSV-2 Equivocal (1.09). I immediately called my doctor and spoke with him and got retested again that day.
October 9th 2019: My results showed IGG HSV-2 Equivocal (.97) reflex "positive". At this point I did not bother speaking to my doctor and immediately went to an Infectious Disease Specialist.
October 16th 2019: Infectious Disease Doctor analyzed my results and immediately told me these were false positives. These tests values were too low and that I should put this behind me. I left the office feeling like a new man but weirdly enough I fell right back into the questioning game. Being a healthcare provider myself, we are trained to question everything and that was what I was doing.
October 18th 2019: I developed what I thought was a yeast infection at the time because through the stress I literally did not shower for 4 days. Also I am uncircumcised so definitely more prone to those infections than if you are circumcised. Basically my entire penis head and shaft began to burn and peel completely. No pimples no open sores, literally like a ginormous rash that ended up peeling around my shaft and head. Went away within a week. At the time I was in denial and literally self diagnosed myself with a yeast infection due to poor hygiene.
November 4th 2019: Went back to the same ID specialist and I asked if I can get tested again and asked her to swab me which she did perhaps just to keep me at peace. I got tested that same day.
November 8th 2019: Results IGG HSV-2 Negative and PCR Negative. You'd think I would be jumping up and down, but the questioning game continued. Google could be a very powerful tool that can either bring light or darkness if you can't careful.
November 11th 2019: Went back to another ID specialist (different clinic) to interpret my levels. Told me the same thing as the first. That I had no reason to bring this up to my future partners esp since I have a negative test on my belt.
December 15th 2019: Develop really strong burning on what looked like a vein on my shaft under my foreskin. Literally looked like a very very purple vein with no protruding nature. I looked at it and analyzed it for a week. Literally burned a shit ton, not to the touch at all it was just constant.
December 21st 2019: Went to a third ID specialist (same clinic as first one). Looked at where I was complaining and said that it was nothing, he touched it analyzed it and literally told me i needed to see a psychologist.
Burning pain legit continued and even started feeling burning on the parallel side of my penis.
February 13th 2020: Went to a urologist instead of an ID specialist to see if he can help me out. I proceeded to show him where it was burning and just like the last ID specialist, he touched it looked at it analyzed it and said, "this is not herpes". I told him what can it be considering my last blood tests were pretty grey (not black and white). He said its probably a fungal infection and gave me triamcinalone/clotrimazole cream and told me to apply it 1-2 times daily. Told me to see him in 3 months.
March 20th...ish 2020: Burning finally subsided. So to put into prospective, thats 3 months of burning. Yeah id say thats enough to drive anybody in the crazy bus.
No symptoms at all since then...fast forward to my follow up app with the urologist:
June 3rd 2020: I told my urologist I am thinking about doing the Western Blot. He looked at me questioned me and told me don't waste my time that if I was still questioning it to take another IGG test. So I did.
June 7th 2020: IGG HSV-2 Negative
September 20th 2020: Developed the same burning pain in the same spot with that bruise looking vein. I said screw it I am going to do the Western Blot. I needed a peace of mind and heard the western blot was the only test that would give me clarity once and for all. Contact Dr. Terri Warren and started the process (BTW she is God sent)
October 18th 2020: Western Blot results HSV-1 Negative and HSV-2 Indeterminate.
Wow...let's just say I am not really sure what more to do. Dr. Terri Warren advised me with my prior results and non-text book symptoms I was experiencing she would bet a million dollars I don't have herpes. But goodness gracious. A black and white answer is all I have been seeking. Id love to hear what you all think about these results and whether I should consider myself positive or negative at this point. God bless you all.
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2020.10.19 00:44 TheBatSkeptic r/DC_Cinematic: Frequently Asked Questions about DC Films and their Answers!

Hello /DC_Cinematic,
There's been great interest in a dedicated page for frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding DC films. This has been something we've wanted to tackle for a while, as it would help reduce redundant posts. Our team has been super busy, so we enlisted the help of u/Dantius55, who was kind enough to write up some answers. Without further ado, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about DC films, with the answers to match. Please let us know if there are other FAQs you'd like to see included here.
What’s different about the Snyder Cut?
The best way to know just how different this film is from the 2017 film by Joss Whedon is to simply watch the trailer, or better yet, watch the movie itself when it comes to HBO Max next year. If you want specifics, however, then you need to acknowledge that parts of the movie will be spoiled for you. Below is a list of many details that make Zack Snyder’s Justice League different from Justice League if you are prepared to read them. So be warned.
• The film’s original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, said in an interview with ComicBook Debate that he had “unfortunately” seen the 2017 theatrical film, joked that he was crying all the way through the experience, and thought it was “really sad to see the film the way it turned out to be.” Ciaran Hinds (Steppenwolf) said the 2017 film was “wasn't the movie I worked so hard on. We hope the director's cut comes out because it was better than the movie in the theatres.” Joe Morton (Silas Stone) confirmed, "They completely changed the story."
• The movie/series is four hours in total, twice as long as the theatrical film, and will include absolutely none of Joss Whedon’s reshoots.
• It has been estimated that we have seen anywhere between 53-75 minutes (Snyder), 40 minutes (New York Times), or 30 minutes (Wagner) of Snyder footage in the theatrical film.
• Every second is directed and executed with the totally different tone, cinematography, style, lighting, and colour palette of Zack Snyder and Fabian Wagner.
• Snyder called it “an entirely new thing” and “a new experience.” Head of HBO Max Bob Greenblatt (33:00) called it a “radical rethinking.”
Snyder plans on filming new material.
According to Snyder, there is no Russian family, no Legion of Doom setup, no “thirstiest young woman,” no “I just push people and run away,” and no “brunch” jokes.
Countless new sequences (both action and otherwise), and including some whole new scenes.
• The method of Superman’s revival in the Snyder Cut is “much much much more” than what we got in Whedon’s film.
Steppenwolf is at the film's climax.
• Cyborg’sfather dies in an extensive scene with Steppenwolf in STAR Labs.
• Snyder dubbed Ray Fisher (Cyborg) “the heart of my movie,” and the character has at least one flashback to a football game and car scene to flesh out his backstory.
• There is no CGI mouth on Henry Cavill because he only had the moustache for the reshoots.
• As additionally confirmed in the trailer, Superman wears the black suit and Steppenwolf’s design from Batman v Superman has been restored.
Darkseid has a greater presence. He at least gets the focus of the history lesson scene, a brief vision of the future, and appearing on the other side of a Boom Tube with “the whole family” at the end.
• Appearances from an unknown Hal Jordan, Kiersey Clemon’s Iris West, Orion Lee’s Ryan Choi (The Atom), Willem Dafoe’s Nuidis Vulko, and Harry Lennix’s Martian Manhunter.
There isduring the third act.
• There is a completely different soundtrack by Junkie XL.
• So much more.
Is The Batman in the multiverse or the DCEU?”
The DC Multiverse essentially puts every single DC film and series in the same continuity, where each self-contained story is a universe that exists within a connected whole. For example, Superman (1978) and Wonder Woman (2017) are both in different universes, but both of those universes exist in the Multiverse. The “DC Extended Universe” of connected DC films is also part of the Multiverse, and its films like Man of Steel and Aquaman all inhabit the same continuity. It is possible to canonically travel between these universe, as Ezra Miller’s cameo as the Flash in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths event.
In this case, The Batman is set in a whole new universe distinct from the others we have seen thus far, meaning it does not take place in the same continuity as any prior Batman film. It is a completely new story with a completely new take on Batman with no connection to the DCEU.
In short, every DC movie, including those of the DCEU, is part of the Multiverse. The Batman is set in the newest of the film universes that comprise the Multiverse.
How does Andy Muschietti’s Flash movie involve Flashpoint?
The upcoming The Flash movie is only loosely based on the Flashpoint storyline from the comics (where the Flash goes back in time to save the life of his mother, consequently changing history) but is otherwise not a direct adaptation, in much the same way Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not a direct adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns or The Death of Superman. Instead, the film will seemingly use the premise of Flashpoint to introduce the concept of the DC Multiverse to the big screen.
Muschietti said on Twitter (translated from Spanish), “It is a story of time travel: Flash travels back to try to save his mother.” This is the cornerstone event that motivates the Flashpoint storyline in the comics. However, during a discussion with That Hashtag Show on 7 January 2020, Muschietti confirmed the film would be a “different version of Flashpoint than you’re expecting.” On 22 June, the Hollywood Reporter claimed that Michael Keaton would be reprising his role as Batman in the film, hinting at a Multiverse connection. The Wrap backed up this report the same day. On 22 August, during the DC Fandome panel for The Flash with Ezra Miller, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Christina Hodson, the group revealed that the Multiverse would play a major role, and would in turn open up new possibilities for DC films.
What is Ray Fisher’s deal?
In short, Ray Fisher is accusing certain individuals, primarily Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, and Jon Berg, of abusing their power and enabling abusive behaviour on set during the 2017 reshoots of Justice League. Jason Momoa and others connected to Fisher have corroborated his claims and expressed their support. Warner Bros is contesting those claims and questioning Ray Fisher’s intentions. The full details and history of this conflict are below.
Firstly, some context. After tragedy struck the Snyder family in March 2017, Zack Snyder stepped away from post-production of Justice League in May. He was replaced by Joss Whedon, who performed extensive reshoots. At the time, Geoff Johns had been promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment a year before. Alongside Warner Bros executive vice president Jon Berg, they were given a significant degree of control over the studio’s DC movie production. Though Johns was only an executive producer on the prior DC films, he and Berg received full producer credit for Justice League. Vulture published a detailed article in 2017 about the subject.
On Twitter, 29 June 2020, DCEU actor Ray Fisher (Cyborg) retracted claims he had made while promoting Justice League back in 2017. On 1 July, he further accused Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behaviour toward the cast and crew, and that he “was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.” Shortly later, the film’s set photographer, Clay Enos, alleged to have heard the same thing as Fisher claims. Through a Variety article just over an hour after Fisher’s Tweet, Jon Berg responded that the claims were “categorically untrue” and redirected the focus to Fisher’s character, claiming he was upset that they “wanted him” to say the Teen Titans catchphrase “Booyah”.
Exactly ten minutes later, Deadline reported that Jason Momoa (Cyborg) would star in a live-action Frosty The Snowman film, produced by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. On 14 September, Momoa himself firmly denied on Instagram that any such movie was in production and that “people” had lied to discredit Fisher’s claims, supposedly by implying his friends on the set of the Justice League reshoots did not share his experiences. Momoa also corroborated Fisher’s allegations about on-set abuse, saying that “serious stuff went down.”
On 12 August 2020, Fisher Tweeted that, during the reshoots, Johns summoned Fisher to his office to belittle him for his complaints against the on-set treatment of the cast, in addition to making “a thinly veiled threat to my career.” On 20 August, Fisher Tweeted that Warner Media had “officially launched an independent third-party investigation” into his allegations, hoping it would “show that Geoff Johns, Joss Whedon, Jon Berg (and others) grossly abused their power during the uncertainty of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.” The next day, Fisher did an Instagram live stream where he said, “Not all these stories are mine to tell. These are things that need to be discussed privately first. But when this is all said and done, I’ll have no qualms about talking publicly about every single to the situation as it stands and as I’ve experienced it.”
On 4 September, Fisher claimed that the president of DC Films (Walter Hamada) contacted him after the allegations to offer his support in exchange for easing up on Geoff Johns. The studio responded an hour later via the Hollywood Reporter to deny the allegations on Hamada, saying that Fisher was “not cooperating” with the investigation and “declined to speak to the investigator.” Fisher replied the next day to allege that the investigator was hired by Warner Bros, the very party seeking to discredit Fisher, and claimed he refused to show his cards in a rigged investigation. He also revealed he was working with a team and SAG-AFTRA, an American labour union.
On 6 September, Fisher claimed in another Instagram live stream (5:24) that, while shooting for True Detective in 2018, Geoff Johns called him personally to gloat that a new Cyborg had been cast in Doom Patrol, a show series was producing. He further clarified (6:12) that he refused to give Walter Hamada specifics about “what was said and who said it” because “this is sensitive information” and “people that have stories to tell need to be protected.” In another stream the next day, he went into detail about the importance of not showing his cards.
On 11 September, Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) expressed her support for Ray Fisher on her instagram. On 14 September, Fisher Tweeted that “the ‘independent’ firm hired by Warner Bros has conveniently avoided contacting key witnesses who gave damning statements to WB Human Resources.” On 17 September, he revealed an official request for a change of investigator had been made, and discouraged the witnesses involved from interacting with the current investigator.
On 23 September, the Hollywood Reporter published an article claiming Warner Bros had offered a generous appearance to his Cyborg in Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, but that negotiations have stalled for weeks due to Fisher asking for double the money. Fisher responded on Twitter the next day to remark, “It would appear that Warner Bros has gone from giving libellous official statements to one media outlet, to becoming ‘a source’ of purposeful misinformation for another.” On 28 September, Karen Bryson (Elinore Stone) expressed her support for Ray Fisher on her Instagram.
Ray Fisher has made a number of Instagram live streams where he discusses the details of the conflict between him and Warner Bros that you can watch.
Did Henry Cavill leave Superman?
At this time, there is no indication that Henry Cavill has chosen to abandon the role of Superman. There is, however, greater indication that the studio is unsure what to do with the character and currently has no plans to bring him back. While some sources have claimed Cavill has signed a new film deal, “scoops” are unreliable, so you may want to await an official press release. Full history of the subject below.
The biggest indicator that he may have been opposed to returning came from not making the cameo in Shazam. According to producer Peter Safran on 11 April 2019, scheduling conflicts are to blame, saying, “At one point, we’d hoped it was going to be Cavill doing it, but unfortunately his schedule didn’t allow him to do it.” We have no reason not to accept this explanation. Possibly barring Justice League reshoots, there has never been any indication that Cavill’s experience in the role was uniquely unpleasant.
On 25 April 2018 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Cavill expressed his desire to make a new Man of Steel sequel, saying, “there is a whole bunch of Superman story that I want to tell.” On 12 September 2018, Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, said on Twitter, “Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. Warner Bros Pictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe.” The same day, the Hollywood Reporter published (with a clickbait headline) an official statement from a Warner spokesperson that read, “We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally, we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films,” though “another source” claimed in the article that, like James Bond, they “have to look at new actors.” Independent corroborated this story the day after, and Cavill made an ambiguous Superman-related Instagram post. Talking to Men’s Health on 19 November 2019, Cavill echoed these sentiments: “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”
Zack Snyder suggested on 29 February 2020 on Vero that additional Superman material would be filmed for the Snyder Cut. On 24 June 2020, Cavill had a video chat with Patrick Stewart for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, where he gushed about playing the character and remarked, “I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.” The Hollywood Reporter strongly indicated that Cavill’s Superman would return for additional photography for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
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2020.10.18 22:00 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 10/18/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page for noteworthy releases in October. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of October's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Death Ray Manta SE 10/19/20 Nintendo.com
HyperBrawl Tournament 10/20/20 Nintendo.com
Outpost Delta 10/20/20 Nintendo.com
Bullet Beat 10/21/20 Nintendo.com
Horace 10/21/20 Nintendo.com
ScourgeBringer 10/21/20 Nintendo.com
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Disc Room 10/22/20 Official Trailer
Double Pug Switch 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Fracter 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Gonner2 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Luna: The Shadow Dust 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Nullum 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Outbreak: Epidemic 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Restless Hero 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Supraland 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
The Red Lantern 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
They Bleed Pixels 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Toolboy 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
Wartile 10/22/20 Nintendo.com
CrossKrush 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Mechanic Simulator 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Galacide 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Grood 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Kakurasu World 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Lord of the Click 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Maze 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Pumpkin Jack 10/23/20 Official Trailer
Supermarket Shriek 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Truck Driving Simulator 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Truck Mechanic Simulator 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
Ghostrunner 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Instant Chef Party 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N Tasty 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Nintendo.com
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Star99 10/28/20 Nintendo.com
. #Halloween, Super Puzzles Dream 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Barbearian 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Crimzon Clover - World EXplosion 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Red Rope: Don't Fall Behind + 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Super Puzzle Pack 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition 10/29/20 Nintendo.com
Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Case 2: Animatronics Survival 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Clea 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Haunted: Poppy's Nightmare 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Slither Loop 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
The Language of Love 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator 10/31/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Hunting Simulator 2 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
Cafe Enchante 11/5/20 Official Trailer
YesterMorrow 11/5/20 Official Trailer
Descenders 11/6/20 Official Twitter Post
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Nintendo.com
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
Speed 3: Grand Prix 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Sniper Elite 4 11/17/20 Nintendo.com
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Monster Truck Championship 11/24/20 Nintendo.com
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
John Wick Hex 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Skyforge Fall 2020 Official Trailer
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Wingspan Autumn 2020 Nintendo.com
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Winter 2020 Official Twitter Post
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
King of Seas Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Cake Bash 2020 Nintendo.com
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com/
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Tohu 2020 Official Trailer
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Gal*Gun Returns 1/28/21 Official Trailer
Märchen Forest 1/28/21 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy 1/29/21 Official Twitter Post (Koei Tecmo Europe)
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne 1/29/21 Official Trailer
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2/16/21 Official Trailer
Wings of Darkness 2/25/21 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
King's Bounty II March 2021 Official Trailer
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q1 2021 Official Website
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Root Film Q1 2021 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Georifters 6/24/21 Nintendo.com
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Spring 2021 Official Twitter Post
Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassin Spring 2021 Official Twitter Post
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Poison Control Early 2021 Official Trailer
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nintendo Switch Exclusive in US) Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Azur Lane: Crosswave Sails the Seas 2021 Official Twitter Post
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Digimon Survive 2021 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)/Official Twitter Post
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lenin - The Lion 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Phantom Breaker Omnia 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN)
Port Royale 4 2021 Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.10.18 21:48 infpeachtea My “View From Halfway Down” Dream

I had the strangest dream yesterday reminiscent of “The View from Halfway Down” episode of Bojack Horseman. I’ve really been sick lately having reproductive health issues (pain, prolonged period, ovarian cysts, etc.) so I’ve been contemplating both my fertility (or fearing the possibility of a definitive lack thereof) and my mortality. This dream answered questions surrounding how I felt about life I didn’t know I had.
I fell asleep at about 8PM essentially in the middle of dinner. I remember feeling exhausted from sickness, getting woozy, and lying down. I remember thinking to myself if the crab I had been eating was my last meal I was fine with that and then suddenly I was asleep.
After a period of black, I was at a restaurant one that favored a Marie Calendar’s, Olive Garden, or Cheesecake Factory casual but ornate. The hostess station was different however, it looked like a combination of a movie box office and airport ticket terminal with multiple maitre d’s and a belted line area. there was no one in line, but when I approached the belts I was stopped by a young Latino man (that someone looked like an old roommate who loved to cook I had in college) who offered to take me to my table. I sheepishly followed him.
The restaurant was shaped like a big hollow cylinder. In the middle you could look up and see levels and levels of floors (I assumed more floor just like this one) that went on infinitely above and below us. We walked the circle to my table with the waitehost morphing into other Latino men I’ve known on route past other square booths of people some eating greedily with vigor, some eating shyly and quietly, others emotionally savoring every bite.
I arrived at my table alone and was seated. The spread appeared. Rustic breads, fruits, cheeses, water, and wine. I tasted the bread and thought to myself it was nothing special; I wondered why some of the other patrons had been eating it so graciously. Then I overheard the other patron’s conversations: “I heard there’s going to be a fireworks show!” “I heard there’s a pool party soon!” “I heard there’ll be all sorts of parties all the time!”
I wondered why I hadn’t been informed of the itinerary and then poof I was outside sitting on the grass in the courtyard I assumed was right outside of the restaurant. Across the patch of grass I saw someone I recognized, my old manager from my last job “Ellie” who I always felt was micromanagey but in a passive-aggressive sort of way so I didn’t really care for her as a boss. I was often venting to my boyfriend saying “like what does she want from me! I never know exactly what she wants from me! I wish she’d just come out with it!” so I became stressed even looking at her.
She fake gasped seeing me in a small-talk fashion and then waved me over, another thing I hate people assuming you don’t want to be alone and then taking away the option. I hesitated and then joined her. She small talked for a moment before becoming more serious sounding. This is the point where the communication became something less (but also somehow more) than verbal.
She said what I can only translate as “you owe me” to which I replied “how great?” and she gave me an amount. I felt inadequate and anxious and then poof I was transported. This time I was at my final college apartment before I graduated and moved in with my partner.
I had lived in that apartment complex throughout college but moved units depending on subletting situations. By chance, the apartment I lived in last I had lived in twice as a freshman and as senior. As a freshman I lived there for winter break with older college girls since we could not stay in the dorms and the later I moved there immediately after my least favorite roommate experience in college. Both times I was there I felt free, especially relative to the dorms or my previous senior year apartment.
I walked from the street outside straight into the townhouse. The door was unlocked. It was empty, but did not give off the energy of a place that had been empty for long. The kitchen was dirty and the only item in the entirety of the bottom level were a pair of my old roommate’s shoes in the dining room that we had converted into his bedroom. I went upstairs and first brushed my teeth until they bled in the bathroom.
After that I went into what had been my bedroom and it was a nursery. It was a maximalist nursery with blue walls and coordinating primary color toys and decor. I looked for a baby. I picked up toys and they were new and expensive looking; I picked up books and they were old and had been mine. Finally, with Goodnight Moon in hand, I saw a deep tall crib and a figure in it that could have been a baby or a blanket but was obscured. I decided I did not wish to know and was creeped out so I ran down the stairs out of the house.
As soon as i was outside Ellie was casually turning the corner to my block. She looked amused that I was so afraid and lazily tried to give off the impression she just happened to be in the neighborhood. I started to explain I didn’t have what she asked of me and she calmly cut me off. She said (again translating from a non-verbal communication) that if I was unsure what she wanted, me attempting to give it to her would always in vein.
She then gave a little wave and kept walking. At this point I didn’t know what to do. I walked aimlessly in the apartment complex looking for something that would make sense. I saw my least favorite apartment. I, an introvert, had lived with six people much more extroverted than I who idealized a How I Met Your MotheFriends/New Girl style living situation. I was uncomfortable with having that many people in my business and the associated messy social politics and thus I was always stand-offish which was then met with a catty saccharine hostility. Passive-aggressive prison. I’ve always thought if hell was personalized like in AHS: Coven it would be living there with them again and their veiledly threatening, conditional cordiality.
When i was in front of the apartment I got the feeling the door was unlocked and I could explore it like I had the other one. Without second thought I knew I had no wish to and I continue to aimlessly walk around. I felt as though I was out of bounds because the world I was in began to lack detail (akin to being out of range in a sandbox video game).
Then I heard it. Their voices. The voices of my old roommates. All of them as if I was back on the living room couch, social battery depleted, in the middle of them conversing extrovertedly. “Does anyone want a bagel?” “What movie is that?” “Laughter” “Oh my God! You’re so crazy! Haha!” “I’m going to the store does anyone want anything?” “I’m going to the gym later does anyone want to come?” I wanted it to stop.
The more uncomfortable I got the more it felt like my very solar plexus was being pulled towards the townhouse with the voices only getting louder and more sinister sounding. I resisted. I can’t explain how as being mentally or physically, but equivalent to digging your nails into the ground as you’re being dragged. Finally I verbally yelled “No!” and poof I was back at the restaurant.
The restaurant had changed from something kitschy and ornate like a Cheesecake Factory to something minimalist and self-important like a gentrified cafe. The walls were white, the tables were barnwood and seated at one of them was my middle school friend’s older sister “Christine” but as I first met her, a high schooler. She was tinkering with pieces of toys.
Christine I always found a particularly interesting person. In middle school we were afraid of her. She was in JROTC and had a very outwardly racist white boyfriend despite her being mixed Asian and Latino. She would passionately regurgitate his views (mainly unabashed eugenics) and on occasion called me a nigger to my face. Then, suddenly, after high school she had an older (twice her age) Jewish boyfriend and was a Hillary Clinton neoliberal who often would morally high stand against me, three years her junior, with the same aggressive pseudo-intellectual confidence she had as a teenage eugenicist.
Despite how I resented her worldview she toted as being “unbiased” and based in “facts, logic, and reason rather than emotion” I always envied her self-assuredness. It felt impossible to argue with her; I had lived experience and empathy but she had book smarts and the confidence to be blatantly self-serving. I was no match for her and throughout our time of knowing each other I saw that as my defect, not our general incompatibility.
But there she was in this restaurant turned minimalist gentrifier restaurant as I felt lost and confused. I knew upon seeing she was the only person in the room I’d be offered no warmth or comfort in my confusion. I asked her a series of questions as she tinkered and aged. None of the answers were satisfying and I began to feel alone.
I often tell my partner he is home to me. I tell him he is a constant and often the only thing that makes sense in my life when all else feels like chaos. As Christine aged to how I’d assume she looks currently and appeared to be finishing the project she was tinkering with I knew I only had one question left. I demanded “I want Alexander” and she looked up, now older than me again giving off the air of superiority she always did.
She had finished what she was working on, a black cube, which was now in one piece on an otherwise empty table. “Where’s Alexander?” She looked at me with frigid, biting condescension and sneered “You don’t get it? He’s alive.” cranked, pressed her box and disappeared.
I panicked. Why aren’t I able to build the necessary box and leave this place? Why am I inadequate? Why was I always inadequate? Am I dead?
The questions raced through my head and I began to lose myself, hyperventilate, and become off balance. Finally a thought appeared in my head, it felt foreign as if it was being communicated to me, but also came from within in my own voice.
I can only translate it as “do you want an end (vague) to this (vague)?” and I thought for only a moment before answering in the affirmative and startling awake all at once. It was a little before midnight. I stumbled into the kitchen and downed my expensive guilty pleasure chocolate milk that I usually ration and savor straight from the bottle. I realized what I had been asked for and in what amount.
“Enough life”.
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2020.10.18 20:40 Open-Mind-Open-Heart 28 [M4F] Michigan/US/Online – Open-Minded Cornball Seeks Long Term Partner to Cherish and Grow With

Hello there! I’m looking for a wonderful human that’s interested in facilitating a long term relationship with an open-minded cornball (me). Now, I realize inter-species dating between humans and corn is taboo in our society, so you’ll need to keep it on the down low, okay? (Also, I’m non-GMO in case you were worried).
To make sure that I don’t waste your time (or mine) I’m going to toss out some general qualities I’m looking for in a match. I’ve always disliked the idea of ‘dating shopping lists’, so please don’t consider this to be an inflexible list: Open-minded, intellectually curious, has a passion for something (anything), enjoys conversation/banter, doesn’t have kids, located in the US and is around my age (24-32).
Ideally, I would like to meet in-person at some point, but if we need to make a long distance relationship work, I’m more than happy to do that for the right person.
Now that I’m done listing things about the hypothetical person reading this, I’ll list some things about me. I’m a slender white guy with medium length black hair and a height of 5’7”. I’m not shy about my appearance and I’d be happy to do a mutual picture exchange after a few messages. I studied psychology and research methodology in school and have a master’s degree. I currently work in a research related field.
Romantically speaking, I’m part demisexual and part sapiosexual. This means that I like to form strong emotional and intellectual bonds with my partner. I’m a very affectionate person, so I hope you like to be hugged, cuddled, massaged and lots of other fun stuff :) The thought of cuddling with my partner while we’re both wrapped up in some blankets like a cozy burrito is enough to melt my heart and make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I want my partner to feel cared for and I want to help them grow by assisting them through life’s many challenges.
My greatest passions in life up to this point have been twofold 1) The pursuit of knowledge and 2) The pursuit of wisdom. I’m basically trying to achieve Gandalf status by age 70ish. I even have some nice robes and a big stick already picked out. I spend a lot of my free time reading non-fiction books, watching documentaries and listening to podcasts/presentations. I’m the type of person that’s open to everything, there’s no opinion or stance that’s off-limits because I believe that you’ll never arrive at the truth of things unless you take every side and every argument seriously. I have my stances on things, but I’m always open to expanding my understanding or changing my view entirely if I’m wrong. I’m not the type to get ‘triggered’ or any other such mainstream nonsense. I’d rather know the ugly truth than believe a comforting lie.
Just to give you a feel for what I’ve looked into, here’s yet another list: History, nutrition, medicine, health in general, exercise, engineering, computer coding, game design and the list goes on and on.
But, don’t worry, I’m not just some stuffy old wizard with my nose in a book 24/7. I also enjoy lots of frivolous stuff too. Board games, video games, various anime (I’m not a weeb I swear), all kinds of music and casual outdoor activities. I’ve actually even made some of my own games as well, both physical and digital. I never got around to finishing any of them, haha, but one of them has a working online mode (because I wanted to learn netcode).
If you made it to the end of this monstrous post please feel free to send a message (not a chat request). Just to get you started in case you’re looking for ideas, tell me about your passions, what you want out of a relationship and some background about yourself. Also, if you have any ‘deal breakers’ that weren’t covered in my post, please state them up front and be honest.
As a final note, the Reddit account I’m using was made just for dating. I don’t partake in social media whatsoever so I wouldn’t even be able to use a ‘real’ Reddit account if I wanted to, haha.
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2020.10.18 20:09 MrOmegakid [AA] Case #0074 - Eric Bryan

"Please... I just need to know what happened to my son..."
Eli had seen a lot in his life. He'd dealt with all sorts of seedy types. Hell, he'd been shot a time or two. But there was no defense in his arsenal against a crying mother. Adding to that, she grabbed his shirt and started crying into his chest.
He knew she couldn't afford his fee, but... he was rather trapped. He could do one pro-bono job... Nothing wrong with that.
"Alright. I'll look into it. Tell me what you know. The last time you saw him, the last place he was, age, appearance... anything that could be useful."
She sat back, taking just a second to compose herself slightly, "Six... six months ago. H-he was supposed to pick up milk from the store and he went out with his friends instead. We had a... We had an argument. He left so angry with me... And I haven't seen him since..." She paused as another wave of sobbing threatened to overwhelm her.
"I understand this is hard, but I need any information you can provide. Anything that tells me how to find Eric." Eli gave her a smile that felt as fake as it probably looked, "Did you go to the police?"
"I-I did... they came back a day later with this picture. Here... let me..." Mrs. Bryan stood and walked over to the kitchen table. She pushed aside the stacks of 'missing' posters and pulled up a small photograph. She hurried back to Eli, pressing the small item into his palm, "They said he left. That this picture is all there is and all there needs to be. This picture... this is not my son. My son has red hair, and this boy has black hair. My son is... bless his heart... a little heavyset... but this boy is as skinny as a rail. Mr. Thorne, he's sixteen. He's top of his class and dating the class president. He just got a new job. He wouldn't just leave."
"And even if he had, why wouldn't the police bring him back?" Eli nodded, "Interesting. This class president... any chance Eric just ran away with her for a while?"
"No. Eric isn't like that. He would have said something. I already reached out to her family. Mr. Thorne... their daughter is just as worried as I am... but her parents... they said I've never had a son and they hung up on me. I've known them for years. They knew my late husband. They were at the hospital when Eric was born... They know I have a son."
Eli took a sharp breath. That was something he'd seen before. The police not searching for a missing underage boy was strange, but could be easily chalked up to lazy or dirty cops. Close family friends forgetting the boy entirely? That wasn't natural. That was very unlikely to be a cop on the take.
It was more likely to be something far worse. But he couldn't himself think about that.
Eli sat forward and "Mrs. Bryan, do you know where your son would have gone for the groceries? Somewhere that I can start looking?"
"Tom and Alva's on North Cherry. I can find you the address so-"
"No need. I actually shop there myself. Killer prices on produce." Eli stood and sighed, "Look... I'm not here to give you false hope. I will find out what happened to your son... one way or another. But I... I can't promise that I'll be able to bring him home."
She nodded her understanding and tried her best to keep it together, but as Eli pulled on his hat and coat, he could hear her sobbing behind him. Without looking back, he left the house.
******
Eli stood on the corner of North Cherry and West Haverford. Tom and Alva's, the little mom n' pop's drug store, was standing there, quiet and ignored by most. A few kids played on the corner nearby; not promising. A very shady-looking individual with a hoodie stood on the corner across the street from him; a potential witness. A police car rolled by every twenty minutes on the dot; more potential witnesses. He saw nothing on the street itself, which was not a surprise as Eric had disappeared six months prior. Turning to look at the storefront, he noted a security camera pointed at the door; a potential witness in its own right.
Eli pulled out his notebook from his coat pocket and clicked his pen, "Security camera... drug dealer... police..."
Eli turned and walked through the front door of Tom and Alva's and removed his hat. Ah, that familiar jingle of the bell always brought a little smile to his face. Aisles of chips and snacks made the place look like it had little more variety than a common gas station, but it was hard to deny that small-town feel the store gave off.
The only thing he didn't like to see were the prices. Two whole dollars for a bag of chips that small? How did anyone afford things in that town!? Their produce was priced fine but... that was no small amount. Or maybe it was. Things seemed to be more expensive without anyone caring. Plus, it seemed that money was either worth less or everything was worth more. Inflation was stupid.
He looked to the counter. It wasn't Tom or Alva manning the cash register. Just some young lady. Perhaps eighteen, nineteen... cute as a button with sheer boredom in her eyes.
"Excuse me, miss. My name is Elias Thorne and I was wondering if-"
"What are you supposed to be?"
"I'm a private investigator."
"You realize the 30s happened ninety years ago, right?"
Eli looked down at his clothing. The old trench coat, the white button-up and black vest, five-o-clock shadow on his face... even the Sinatra hat he held... yeah... he did look a little out-of-place in the modern day. Appearing to be in his mid-twenties didn't help his case any.
Eli looked up at the shopkeep and shrugged, "My mom said I looked like a very handsome man. Now, I have some-"
"You some sort of noir detective?"
"Yes... I'm... some sort..." Eli shook his head, "Miss, I really need to see your security tapes. The camera out front. I think it may have seen a crime six months ago, and-"
"Footage is deleted every month." She shrugged, "You're fresh outta luck. The gun store across the street deletes theirs every year. You might have some luck there."
"Obliged."
Eli left the little store and returned his hat to his head, grumbling the whole way across the street about irritating shopkeeps who wouldn't let him finish a damn sentence. Thankfully, the young woman had been observant enough to notice the external security camera on the gun store, aimed out at the street. He made his way into the gun store. Bars on the windows; that was a great sign. Guns of all sorts lined the unlocked cases. Hunting gear rested on the racks with ammunition sitting on the shelves. A portly, middle-aged man stood behind the counter.
"Excuse me, sir. My name is Elias Thorne-"
The shopkeep scoffed, "That's not a real name."
"It's on my driver's license." Eli rolled his eyes, "Look, we can talk about my name later. I need to see your security footage from six months ago. I believe it may have witnessed a crime."
"Sure thing. Where's your warrant?"
"Oh, I'm not with the police. I'm a private investigator. I'm looking into the disappearance of a young man named 'Eric Bryan'. Do you mind if I take a look at those tapes?"
"They're not on tape. Digital. And you won't be seein' them without a warrant. I know my rights."
"And I can see several things going on here that are terribly illegal. Maybe the cops will ignore it, but if I bring up that you have guns in unlocked cases with ammunition just sitting out... Well, even if the cops don't want to do anything, the newspaper will have a hell of a time writing up an article about your little shop." Eli walked up to the counter, "Now... how about those digital things?"
******
Eli looked through his notebook as he walked toward where he left his car. Young boy matching the rough description of Eric Bryan that he had gotten from Mrs. Bryan left Tom and Alva's. There had been a black, unmarked panel van. The license plate had been easily read from the camera. Six, clearly-armed men had thrown another man in the back of the van and taken notice of Eric Bryan when he had screamed. Eric had been forced to join them in the van.
One of those men... he looked sick. Unnatural. Like his skin was too loose to fit on his deformed skeleton.
That man had been playing with something he shouldn't have been.
He pulled out his new phone from his pocket. The damn thing had no buttons. He stabbed at the screen with his finger, putting in the short passcode his assistant had helped him with. He needed information he couldn't ask around about. Thankfully, his business partner had some connections at the police station.
His business partner, Howard Malone, had always been a strange man, stating that he liked to keep Eli around because weird things always happened when Eli was present. He'd been kind to Eli, though. Kind enough that Eli was more than willing to not ask questions about what Howard had been reading when Eli walked into his office once and he slammed the book down under his desk in a hurry. Although, that was probably less about how kind the man had been and more about Eli not wanting to know what Howard read when he was alone.
Contacts... 'H'... 'Howard Malone'. He hit the button that looked like a phone and pushed it up to his ear.
An older, husky voice answered, "Howard Malone, Private Investigator and part-time birthday clown. Which one might you be inquiring about today?"
"Howard, I know my name pops up on the screen thing when I call you. You know it's me."
"Elias! Haven't heard from you in a while. Kinda thought you'd gotten on the bad side of the wrong people." Howard laughed, "After what happened on Pine Street last week, I'm surprised to hear from you. How are you today?"
Pine Street. Another case he'd solved. It had started as something about a corrupt local politician that had gotten a man laid off, and ended with the politician taking potshots at Eli with a shotgun. It wasn't the first sticky situation Eli had escaped from, and the man had wound up in prison. Granted, he had been arrested for tax evasion, not attempted murder, but Eli had learned to count his victories where he could. He hadn't quite figured out how the guy had known he was coming, but that was a case for a different day.
"I need to have a license plate looked into. Can you pull some strings with Doris down at the station?"
"Of course I can pull some strings for you. Just a fair warning, she's not going to be particularly happy that it's you coming to see her, so I might leave that little detail out. If you send me the plate, I'll send it ahead to her and have her ready for you."
"Alright, I'll read it to you. Got a pen?"
"I'm babysitting my niece. No, I don't 'got a pen'. Just text it to me."
"Just find a pen."
"Elias, you gotta learn how the technology works at some point. Hell, I'm twenty years older than you! You should be teaching me!"
"Stuff it, Howard." Eli groaned, "There's a kid here. I'll just hand him a quarter to show me how it's done."
"One quarter isn't as much as you think."
"I'm doing it anyway."
******
Fifteen quarters, one irritated kid, and a twenty-minute drive later, Eli pulled up in front of the police station. His car, piece of junk that it was, broke down as soon as he stopped. That was probably a sign that he needed a new one. Maybe if he hadn't done the job pro-bono, he could put that money toward a car that was able to drive for more than five miles.
He pulled his coat back to look down at his holstered .45 M1911. Walking into a police station with a gun on his hip was likely not a good idea, even if he had a concealed carry permit. On the other hand, he had the permit for that one, even if the permit was registered to a fake name. Maybe it would be fine. If they saw the unregistered .38 snub on his left hip, though... perhaps he would get in trouble for that one.
He decided to hold on to his weapons. Leaving them in a car that couldn't lock was just asking for trouble. He got out of the car and walked across the street to the station. It was a decently-sized building of brick, with a big, bright 'Police of Haven City' sign on the top. Squad cars lined the street, looking a lot sleeker than he remembered them. He made a special note of the black truck about a block away. Two men sat in the truck, both watching him intently.
Eli walked through the front door and walked up to the counter. The officer behind the desk eyed him up and down and reached for the stack of incident reports.
"Mr. Thorne. Your partner called ahead and said your business needed to speak with Doris. Why are you here?"
"I was in the neighborhood, thought I'd come visit. I'm sure Howard will be along shortly." Eli removed his hat, "Any chance I could wait for him downstairs with Doris? I'm having trouble reaching him."
"Fine. But you better make it quick. I don't need a repeat of last month on my head."
"It's really not my fault that she had that vase. What the hell was a vase doing in a police station anyway!?"
"Just go through the damn door. I'll buzz you in."
Eli walked away from the counter, sticking his hands in his coat pockets. He waited at the door to the stairs until he heard the buzz and walked through. Descending down the stairs, a pang of nerves hit him. He never liked being underground, even if it was a basement. Always made him uncomfortable. Maybe that was why he was more on edge the month before.
He rounded the corner into the records. Doris, a woman with glaringly-red hair and leopard-print glasses, sat at her desk, sorting through papers. She had a file sitting to the side with a pink note attached to the top, bearing Howard Malone's name. Eli walked around to the front of her desk and cleared his throat.
"Doris." He tapped his fingers on the file, "Is this for Howard?"
"What the hell are you doing here?"
"I need the information for a case. Missing boy. Eric Bryan."
"Eric... Is that the same 'Eric Bryan' that that woman keeps calling us about?"
"One and the same." Eli started to slide the file from her desk, "I'm just going to take this and go. No need for any unpleasantness."
Doris's hand slammed down on top of the file, "Don't even think about it, Thorne. Howard called for that license plate to be run, and the information is for his eyes only. You better be on your way now or I'm calling upstairs to have them send Officer Brown down here to straighten you out again."
"Ha! Brown is on vacation in Maui this week. He sent a postcard to the office. Shows what you know." Eli chuckled, "Alright, Doris... Just let me take the file."
"I need to hear an apology."
"I'm sorry about the fire."
"You are responsible for more than that."
"A woman cried in front of me this morning because her son is missing. I need this information to find out what happened."
"Fine." Doris moved her hand, "Asshole."
"Obliged."
"And because I thought it was Howard coming to pick up that file, I left a little note in there that you should ignore."
Eli flipped the file open to see a handwritten note. Eli blushed, grabbed the note, and slapped it back down on her desk, "Doris! What would Mister Roberts think!?"
"You're lucky I don't pull your address and give it to Mr. Roberts for what you did last time you were here."
"Aw, I didn't know you cared so much. I gotta say, you seem angrier than that wizard-guy I interrupted in the middle of a ritual."
Doris's eyes got wide.
Eli let out an incredibly awkward, completely and clearly fake laugh that held no joy. Doris laughed uncomfortably and looked down at her desk.
Eli flipped through the file, "This is just one piece of paper with an address."
"That's all there was on the plate."
"Anything about Eric Bryan?"
"I have to keep putting in another file each time that woman calls. I've looked into it before, and there's nothing in our system about that woman having a child. I just can't believe she's so desperate that she hired you. Guess she really has snapped."
"Doris, you're a treasure. Don't ever change."
"Go to hell."
"That's the spirit."
******
Eli closed his car door and threw the file on the passenger seat. He flipped it open to read the address and struggled to get his phone to call Howard. Voicemail. Great. He scrolled up through the 'contacts' list until he reached 'C'. Chase Meyers, his assistant, was just some young kid who needed the income. He wasn't much for investigation, but he had a passion for helping people. It was almost inspirational. He had outright refused to take the job offer until Eli promised him that they weren't going to be following cheating spouses around Haven City snapping pictures. Good kid.
"Chase here."
"Chase, it's Eli. I need you to do that thing you do with computers and get everything you can on an address."
"Sure thing. Text me the address."
"Chase..."
"Oh, right. Read it out to me, then."
"1890 East Providence Drive."
Eli fought with his car as the clicking of a keyboard sounded in his ear. With a small burst of relief, the car rattled to life.
"Chase, I need to put you on speaker. How do I do that?"
"Hit the button that says 'speaker'."
"There's no button."
"On the screen. It's an icon with-"
"Got it." Eli set the phone in his lap and started to drive. He listened to Chase type rapidly as his car pushed forward. He leaned back in his seat as the car rattled along. Maybe a rattling sound wasn't the best sound for an engine to have. It was probably fine, though. He wasn't a mechanic, so he couldn't decide that the car was busted on his own.
That black truck was behind him. It was a distance of about two cars... but it was there. The driver was talking into a phone. Bald man. Sunglasses. Dark skin. The passenger pointed at Eli's car. Brown hair. Pale skin. Bright orange jacket.
"Chase, I've got a tail. Anything you can see before I have to hang up?"
"Yeah... It's an old abandoned factory and... just... It looks like there are a lot of invoices from a "Happy Farms Butcher Shop" to that address. Several shipments of... of meat. I mean, beef, chicken, pork... all that stuff. Whoever lives there, they were really hungry."
"Or 'whatever' lives there." Eli muttered, "What do you mean 'were really hungry'?"
"Well, it looks like the last invoice was from six months ago. Eli, there are some posts online warning about gang activity near that address. Bodies turning up nearby. People missing. Drugs all through that area... but all of that stopped six months ago, too."
Eli felt a cold shock run through his heart, "Thanks, Chase. I'll go check it out."
"It looks like it might be dangerous, Mr. Thorne. Do you want me to call Mr. Marwan?"
"No thanks. I've got this one. Let... Let Sam know where I'm going to be, though. If I don't give you a call by midnight, send him in."
"You got it, Mr. Thorne."
Eli pulled over into a parking lot and fished the map out of his glovebox. He unfolded it and rested it against the steering wheel. East Providence was a thirty-minute drive across town. If his car could survive the trip, it wouldn't even be a problem. He just needed to-
Something tapped on his window.
He looked up to see a man in a bright orange jacket. He was tapping on the window with a gun. Eli was suddenly feeling quite cooperative. The man motioned for Eli to get out of the car, and Eli obliged.
"Boss got a call that you're sticking your nose where it don't belong." The man muttered, "So, we're gonna go someplace nice and quiet and have a little chat."
"Well, I do like nice and quiet places."
Eli eyed the gun in the man's hand as the other one started patting him down.
"You're quite friendly." Eli muttered.
The man felt down Eli's hips, stopped, and pulled back the right side of his coat to reveal the .45 M1911 on his hip. He pulled the gun out of the holster and stuck it in the back of his pants. He patted down Eli's legs and then moved up toward his left hip.
"Oh, you don't have to worry about that. I never cross-draw." Eli chuckled.
The man quietly pulled back the left side of Eli's coat and removed the .38 snub, holding it up for Eli to see.
"Well... except for sometimes." Eli shrugged.
The man grabbed Eli's left arm all the way down, then moved to his right arm, stopping at his forearm.
"What's this?"
Eli raised his left arm and pulled his sleeve down, revealing a leather and steel brace, "I injured my arm a bit ago. The doc said I had to wear this. I don't know why. I'm no doctor."
The man shrugged and pulled a black bag from his pocket. He unfurled it, took Eli's hat, and pulled it over Eli's head.
******
Eli would have complained about the bag over his head, except that it was remarkably thin, and he could see almost everything. That was likely something those two morons were unaware of. He recognized the street signs around him as they went. These guys were taking him in the direction of East Providence Drive. That was convenient. Or quite bad if people really did keep disappearing around there.
The building they approached was an old factory. What it produced, Eli couldn't tell. It looked run down and dirty. The fence had a 'no trespassing' sign that Eli's drivers ignored completely. He could see a small bit of smoke coming from one of the stacks. Perhaps the place wasn't as abandoned as Chase had believed.
Eli was shoved from the truck as both men escorted him toward the door. They stopped before entering, pulling his arms behind his back and securing them with handcuffs. That would be a minor complication.
They pushed him through the door and he stumbled, almost falling to the ground. He caught himself and tried to look around without moving his head as much as possible. Empty metal vats were all around him, lining the walls. The floor was concrete with drains running in the middle. The lights were at that perfect fluorescent flicker that made him mildly nauseous.
He was pushed into a much larger room, one lined with tables manned by people packing bags of what looked like a very illegal substance. There were stairs to his right leading up to the second floor. Four men and two women in that room had guns. A man and one woman stood to the left of the door Eli was quickly approaching. The rest stood near the stairs. The rest of the people were very clearly unarmed. Potential slaves. Potential employees. Hard to tell.
A quiet, terrible, almost musical shriek came from the basement, and everyone shuddered.
They walked him past that room and into a much smaller one, decorated by only a single chair and a series of pipes. He felt a fleeting wonder cross his mind about why bad guy groups always seemed to have rooms like that to bring their kidnap victims.
Eli was shoved down into the chair, his arms looped around the backrest. One of his captors pulled the bag from his head and discarded it on the floor.
Clawing, growling, sloshing noise rose from the drain under Eli's feet.
"Well, if you wanted some alone time with me, you could have just bought me dinner." Eli grumbled, "So... what's this all about?"
"The man we work for got a call-"
"That I'd been snooping, yeah." Eli rolled his eyes, "But... what was I snooping in that bothered him so much?"
The men said nothing, just stood there with their guns drawn and pointed at him. The door behind them opened up and a man walked through. He wore ordinary street clothes, but he looked wrong in every way. His skin looked like a deflated balloon. His bones were shaped at odd angles. Strange markings lined his skin, some tattoos, some healed wounds. His breathing was wet and ragged, though he didn't look to be in pain. His pale skin had splotches of color, as if he had paint all over him.
"You must be Elias Thorne. I've got a source that says you're looking into the disappearance of a kid that doesn't exist."
"Right, yes, and I'm sure that me looking for the Easter Bunny would also piss you off?"
"Easter Bunny..." The ragged man laughed, a shrill, piercing noise, "Elias, I think you've stumbled onto something you don't need to be concerned with."
"You know, part of me was thinking the same thing until your goons threw me into a truck." Eli shrugged, "It took me under a day to find a path that led to this location. I thought for a minute that it would mean dirty cops, but... we both know it's something more... unnatural." Eli sat up and leaned forward as much as he could, "What kind of books do you read, sir?"
The man's eyes narrowed with seething hatred, "Utah, find out what he told the cops and then put two in his head and take him downstairs. I'll be upstairs reading my books. Come get me when it's done."
The man named Utah stepped forward. He was the one who had taken Eli's weapons. That was good. Eli tried his hardest to focus on the positive and ignore the sound of scratching coming from just under his feet.
The boss and the man in the bright orange jacket walked out of the room, leaving Eli alone with Utah. Utah cracked his knuckles and stood over Eli, smiling down at him, "You're gonna tell me everything. We can do this the easy way or hard way."
"Oh, easy way of course!" Eli squirmed over, "I'll tell you exactly what you want to know."
Utah lowered his hands a little, a look of confusion on his face.
"See, when I was about... oh... nineteen or so, I went to Susie Miller's pool party." Eli moved his left arm a little, "Started out as some underage drinking, but then it turned into a game of truth or dare, and you would be surprised where that ended up! I mean, running from the cops on a bicycle at two in the morning in only my long johns and a tiara."
Utah's fist flew out, cracking Eli across the face. Eli spit blood from his mouth and looked up at Utah, retaining his grin.
"What do you think you're talking about?" Utah grumbled, "What did you tell the cops? What did you find!?"
"Asshole! I was getting to that! Eventually." Eli twisted his arm a little more, "See, there were a few things I learned that night." Eli shifted his right arm just a little bit... almost there, "One thing was that you never do truth or dare with Susie Miller's friends. Another was that if the police ask why you were doing something strange and unexplainable, say nothing or risk looking as mad as a hatter." Eli smiled as he got the right position, "The last lesson I got... was how to escape from a pair of handcuffs with a thin blade."
There was a quiet pop and Utah opened his mouth to shout.
Eli jumped up, driving the blade mounted on top of his right forearm into Utah's throat.
"You really should have taken the brace from me." Eli hissed, "You think this is the first time I've been grabbed? I've learned a lot about how to get out of tricky situations. I've got lock picks hidden in my watch, knives hidden across all my clothing... I tell you, I really appreciate the engineering possibilities in this day and age. By the way, I never told the cops anything. You could have let me go about my day, and you'd still be alive in the morning. Any last words?"
A quiet, strained gurgle escaped Utah's lips.
"Well put."
Eli dropped Utah's body and knelt down, picking up his hat and returning it to its rightful position on his head. He grabbed his M1911 and holstered it. After sliding the .38 back into its holster, he picked up Utah's gun. He figured he had about two shots from that before people paid too much attention. Six people in the next room would try to kill him. He could handle that. He'd been in worse situations.
A content, unearthly wail issued from the drain.
Eli looked down to see that Utah's blood was flowing down into the drain. He knew what waited in that basement. He'd seen one before. Rare, deadly, and able to disappear someone in every conceivable way. The perfect pet for a career criminal.
Eli shook the thought from his head. He ejected the magazine from Utah's firearm and pulled the slide back to eject the last bullet. He wouldn't be needing it. He dropped the gun and walked up to the door, drawing his M1911.
Eli thrust his leg into the left door, turning sharply to his right. He fired two shots. One hit the man, one hit the woman. He heard shouts from the people in the room.
He rounded the door and fired two more times, killing two of the armed men before they could react.
The remaining woman lifted her weapon and held the trigger down.
Eli dove behind a support column as bullets rained into the concrete. He'd been on the receiving end of that kind of gun before. Three seconds of continuous fire and it would be empty.
One.
Two.
Three.
The shots stopped.
Eli rouned the column and fired one more shot, dropping the woman.
The man fired back at Eli rapidly, missing each desperate shot.
Eli fired once and didn't miss his target.
Six bullets. His gun held seven, plus the one in the chamber. He was down to two.
He fired both into the air, shouting for the people to run. Not a single one disobeyed.
Eli ejected the magazine and grabbed the one from his coat pocket, sliding it into place and cocking one into the chamber. Seven more bullets. He crossed the room quickly, heading up the stairs. He peeked through the metal door at the top. Two men stood at the end of the hallway with their guns aimed at the door Eli was behind. Eli tapped the glass and waved.
Bullets reduced the window to shards of glass immediately.
Eli bounced up from his hiding place behind the metal door and fired two clean shots.
He pushed the door open and walked down the hallway. Five rounds remained in his gun.
"Mark! Shawn! What's going on out there!?"
Eli ran at the door the two men were guarding and kicked it open.
The ragged man was reaching for a revolver on his desk.
Eli fired one shot, ripping the man's hand in half. The ragged man fell to the floor and crawled quickly into the corner, screaming and crying about his hand.
Eli sized up the room quickly. Redwood paneling, green carpet like a lawyer's office, and a rich mahogany desk with one open book on top. A couple file cabinets, a couple guns here and there. No guards in the room at all.
"Shut up!" Eli lifted the gun to aim at the ragged man's head, "Let me be clear about one thing: I will kill you for kidnapping me. But I need to know what part you played in Eric Bryan's disappearance. I need to know if I'm going to be killing you for that as well. Because I think I know what happened, I just want to hear you say it."
"A-aren't you going to arrest me?"
"I just killed eight people after being kidnapped without calling for backup. Do you really think I'm a cop? Now, tell me about the boy. He disappeared six months ago after you and yours threw him into a van. I want to know what happened."
"I-It was a year ago... th-this thing appeared... when... I was reading that book... speaking the words..." the ragged man pointed at the open book on his desk with his good hand, "And it... it appeared."
Eli walked slowly to the desk, looking down at the book. Strange symbols composed the main body of work. Words and notes in English were scrawled into the margins. Eli had seen these before. Not that book specifically... but books, formulas, and strange objects like it.
"Looks like someone was dabbling in magic." Eli let out a soft chuckle, "Trust me. That's a mistake. Playing with forces you don't understand... it turns you into something. It makes you not what you were. Something less than human that believes it's more than divine. But you summoned something... didn't you? Something hungry."
"It ate... it ate one of my men... His friends... no one remembered him after that creature..." The ragged man whispered, a few tears running down his face, "A-at first... it was satisfied by meat I ordered in... but... it was so desperate to eat... to eat men... I kept reading... The power in that book... a man could become rich with it. It was DeMarcus... he tried to get me to stop... and that... that boy saw it..." The ragged man tried to push himself farther into the corner, "So... we brought... We brought him back here..."
Eli gritted his teeth, "You fed a sixteen-year-old boy to that thing in the basement."
"It was just a matter of convenience... It wasn't... I would never kill a child! I just... I could use that thing... better for business than leaving a body-"
"I'm going to burn this place down with that thing still inside." Eli readjusted his aim, "I'm going to tell that woman that her son was murdered and his body disposed of. And you? You're going to rot in hell for what you've done."
"Not what I've done... what... What that thing did... what that book made me do!"
"But you opened the book."
"Please, man... I don't..." The ragged man looked up at Eli in terror, "Who are you?"
"I'm just a man who doesn't belong here." Eli shrugged, "Nothing more. Nothing less. I've seen things that would make your toes curl. Magic. Wizards. Monsters..." Eli let out a dry chuckle, "Monsters exist. But you know that, don't you? That's what you've got in the basement."
"I didn't know... that book was... I never thought of what it might be... of what it might do... But it told me things... things about the world... things about what lives around us... things hidden in the shadows... things hidden in plain sight..."
"In my life, I've found one great mercy in this world. Most people never put together all of the disparate facts that reveal the reality that we live in. Monsters, magic... They chalk it up to hallucinations and madness. They all live in a small room surrounded by darkness and they are so afraid to ever open the door. They try so hard to explain everything away with science and mental illness. One day, though... that door is going to be flung open. The world will see what waits in the dark, and they will not take kindly to it."
"Please... I have money... two million in the safe there. It's unlocked right now... just take it and let me go..."
"Well, thanks. I'm going to be giving that to the boy's mother, though. Well... most of it. Turns out, I probably need a new car." Eli shook his head, lowering his gun, "Oh, before I forget, who was it that tipped you off about me?"
"I never got a name... I just... He told me where you were... what you were up to... He said he just wanted to borrow my book for a little bit... that he collects them... That you wouldn't approve... that it benefited both of us..."
Eli gritted his teeth. A man who hid books Eli would disapprove of and would benefit in more ways than one if Eli was suddenly not part of his business.
Seemed like Eli would be having a chat with Howard Malone.
Eli raised his gun, "Any last words?"
"I didn't... I didn't harm the boy. It was Utah. He-"
Eli pulled the trigger three times.

Any feedback and whatnot is appreciated!
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2020.10.18 20:07 beautifulDarkness123 23 [M4F] Sweden / EU - Somewhere out there, there is a yellow umbrells for everyone. Maybe there's something to it? How will you know? Maybe there are similarities, maybe more?

Hey! Somewhere out there, there is a yellow umbrella for everyone. Maybe we have a similar taste in music, movies, series? Perhaps there are similarities between us? My name is Artur. I'm 23 years old, from Sweden.
Formerly I studied culinary arts and worked as a chef, and as a kitchen assistant. Although, planning to study a psychologist programme and later on work in that field. That's really what I'd like in life. Currently studying for the Swedish SAT's / Higher Education exam (Högskoleprovet) which is on the 25th of October. Nervous yet excited haha.
I'd describe myself as an individual who's playful, humourous, sweet and understanding soul, with a creative and insightful mind, who also happens to like teasing and bantering. Even though myers briggs and MBTI isn't a scientific subject, it's merely a fun thing for me. I'm an INFJ & Scorpio. I'm open-minded for new experiences.
I'd describe myself as demisexual as well. For me it's rather the bond and the closeness which makes me attracted to someone sexually, rather than looks and appearence, I'd say. Additionally, I'd say I'm quite kinky as an individual and would love to get more opportunities to explore that side with someone. This is a thing I'd like tbh.
I do work out regularly, it's fun, exciting and rewarding I'd say. With some nice progression and goals in mind.
Other things I do as hobbies are photography, nothing overly impressive, yet a fun thing for me. Well I'd say I'm a bit of a nerd, so gaming in different varieties is always welcome, that's on PC.
Sometime ago I stumbled onto series and movies that are based on Stephen Kings' work. I think his way of using metaphors and analogies to describe and set an atmosphere is fascinating and intriguing. So planning to get a few Stephen Kings books later this month.
When it comes to movies, and series there's a lot that I do enjoy. Thought-provoking and nerve-tingling and psychological stuff such as American Horror Stories, Netflix Series The Mist, Shawshank Redemption and Black Mirror. Other recommendations of mine would be Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead for a chill and punny action-comedy packed evening, emotional movies such as A Silent Voice, which I loved so much. Fun yet real and insightful series such as How I Met Your Mother, The Breaking Bad, How to get away with murder. Been meaning to re-watching Game of Thrones as well as giving peaky blinders a try.
Music-wise, I'd say I like all sorts of things, leaning towards alt-rock/metal, drum and bass, hardcore-punk, a bit of emo and more. Creative, inspiring individuals, artists and musicians such as The Killers, Arctic Monkey, Rise Against, In Flames (Their Album "A Sense of Purpose" is fire), Grandson, The Neighbourhood, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Korn, Ludovico Einaudi and many more.
A partner in crime. I'm looking for someone who I'd like to make an effort to understand, for who they are, and understand what makes the individual you are and be an inspiration for in life. Someone who is there as aid during darker times and the contrary. The individual who’s beside during brighter times - Someone who acknowledges words such as intimacy, trust, equality, and acceptance, understanding. - Being concise, an emotional and intellectual connection.
I’m curious about what makes you tick. - Matters and things in this world which makes you passionate, engaged, enraged, as well as content and pleased. With that comes a curiousity about understanding what makes you, the way you are as an individual. I'd like excitement, adventure, mystery both in life and when it comes to having someone in my life.
None of us can vow to be perfect. In the end all we can do is promise to love each other with everything we got. That's what I'd like to offer and would like in return.
Someone within the EU,- This is due to time zones as well as distance. Although I wouldn't mind if other fellow Swedes oand Northern Europeans/Nordics/Scandinavians see this, though I'm open-minded for other Europeans. It's mostly a question of distance, as well as chemistry, energy and vibe, but also about how we'd suit each other.
When it comes to songs I like:
If you have come this far in reading this post, and if you maybe happened to be intrigued by this read, I do have Discord, so if you'd feel like we'd get a long and would like to get to know each other, message me and let's talk! :)
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2020.10.18 20:00 pm_me_heals 29 [M4F] SwEurope/NA - LF my player two, pocket healer, and cuddle companion

Hello there, I tend to enjoy longer chats or at least a chat partner who enjoys actually responding. Not long ago I separated from my best friend and fiancé of 3 years, and having lost friends over time due to drifting apart, I am now seeking one or two people to connect with. As an introvert I prefer smaller groups or just duo, but have no issues actually chatting and can spam you with a lot of texts if we hit it off well. So if you're clingy or just enjoy something long term that's real, let's have a chat shall we? Oh and if you're stuck up, narc tendencies, time waster, 1 word responder, ghoster, or something along those lines please spare us both the time and don't bother, it's unfortunately common here on reddit.

Me

Hmm... where do we begin? The start's probably not interesting as it involves my parents procreating, yuck! I think I already described the latest events just above, so I'll go with the usual first. I'm 29 years old, dreading 30 especially when alone, born and raised in Sweden (Stockholm to be more precise) however am of Russo-Bengal ethnicity courtesy of my parents, super happy they decided to move to Sweden tbh though apart from everything being overpriced I'm having trouble connecting to locals compared to how many people I used to chat with online and even meet cross-country. 176cm in height, a bit of a bear, very cuddly and caring, dark chocolate brown eyes and black hair that works decently with my short beard. Long term goals have been in shambles after my break-up, I have this apartment and it's pretty darn lonely ngl. I lost my guildies in WoW as I left and let her have some friends and a guild as she never had it easy making friends. So for now, I'm looking to improve on myself (lose some weight after getting corona sloppy and recovering for 2 years from being bed ridden), carry on with my work and continue full-time again as a coder, and hopefully make some friends or more along the way. Maybe you're in a similar spot or maybe you know what you want in life, I'd say I kinda half-do but need to rethink what to do in my 30s. Who knows, maybe you'll have a big positive impact when it comes to that
As a person I believe in treating people decently, the more I live the more I feel I'm a humanist, not that I'm super altruistic, but I feel the world would be a better place if we all just helped each other instead of tried killing or opressing one another ya know. Politically I'd guess I'm on the left, unfortunately not talking to an IRL friend since he made his whole personality be an alt right libertarian and closet racist, guess he couldn't recover from his own break up. Definitely dreading about global warming and the future, but haven't given up my comforts either, it's easier to have opinions than doing them haha. Also very down to earth, used to have a lot of dark humor so I guess I need to practice the art of humor since I'm rusty. I try not to judge people and if you're my friend I will always have big respect for you.
My interests are very geeky, I've been a homebody over the years, especially after getting sick (or I'd be saving up for a trip to Aruba right about now, if COVID-19 didn't exist and all I mean). I've played WoW for 24 hours straight in my younger days, some tournaments, etc. Also listen to a lotta music, and I mean a lot. The last three years of my Spotify stats all had over 100k minutes listened per year. Just not into pop and general popular music these days, but I could go from 60s to Joy Division to french electro to trance, and to death metal and so on. Would love to know some more alternative music or just stuff in style of Grimes so if you're a heavy listener I think we'll have enough to talk about =) When I'm not procrastrinating gaming, I procrastrinate watch shows (sci-fi, action, adventure, anything good really from Mad Men to Battlestar Galactica), movies (similar here, with a touch of David Lynch and American Psycho), anime (Code Geass, but tbh a lotta things, last being 7 deadly sins), smoke weed but I'm having a few clean months just so I can focus on getting in shape, go on walks though sadly this is still new to me, and I want to get back into reading as well as code more. Definitely want to pick up a new hobby for 2021 and eventually start gymming (first just losing weight by counting cals and establishing good eating habits, one step at a time though I have lifted weights a few years back), maybe you can introduce me to something or we start something together?

What/Who I'm looking for

So whether it's platonic friends, a long term (hopefully soulmate) partner, just a gamer duo, or whatever happens happens when we click, I want something real. A person I'd enjoy texting daily and maybe eventually get to wish good morning/night to, someone who feel safe venting to me and vice versa, let's get interested in each other's lives. The reason I put F is because even platonically, right now I want someone of the opposite gender, I get along better these days with that and a few years of bad experiences with my guy friends kinda put me off, and if romantically then I'm purely straight (but have nothing against people who aren't, I just don't swing any other way). The nicekindewarmer you are the easier it is for me to respect you, even if we weren't to get along, kind people are always a blessing in this world! But as long as we have respect for eachother feel free to hate on the world or what not, it can be a cruel place and people aren't always nice.
For friends it doesn't matter if you have a partner, aren't my kind of attractive, or what not, I just wish that you have enough time to dedicate for a friendship. Though I'm not too picky on looks when it comes to romance (as personality is BIG for me), I still have my preferences and I can't help that. Preferably only slightly chub to average, slim is fine but I like a bit of curves and just cuddly traits. Cuteness beats hotness, so if you're into cute personality stuff or just have a charming trait to you you'll melt my heart much easier. Oh and I'm a romantic and idealist but you don't have to be, as long as you're fine with cuddling and having quality time, and I like to sometimes just be vulnerable when cuddling, so if you wanna be the big spoon every now and then (I switch and ofc circumstances like mood can affect everyone's needs) but still have a cuddly bear that'll care for you, we'll be having a lot of quality time. With that being said it should be no surprise that I'm fine with clingy people, I might be a bit so myself but it depends on the person too, but I definitely try to be an active and available partner. If you're shy that's alright, same with insecure or have had a tough life and deal with depression and what not, I'll try my best to be there for you in times of need, just ask that you actively try to work with me whether it's chatting or going through a tough moment (I know how shitty life can be).
Hopefully you'll have some geeky interests and are a PC gamer. The ideal would be having someone who enjoys playing a support/healer type character to match well with my DPS-style of play. I love just killing stuff, so if you keep me alive while I do that, I'll make sure there's noone out there that can kill you. Definitely good if you enjoy adventures whether it's us cuddling (or on Discord if platonic) watching a really great show and getting immersed, or just finding cool areas in an MMORPG and make our own adventures. Every now and then I wouldn't mind going out for a nice dinner or having some beers at the pub, but my clubbing days are over and I'm not the kind to hike or camp so hopefully you aren't either. Maybe you enjoy a nice hot cup of your favorite drink while being cozy inside on a rainy autumn day, looking out the window pondering about some random life question or delved deep into some book, rather than going out all the time.

Closing

So that's it, I'll probably expand this post or edit things over time, so those who hesitate might end up seeing my post again in the future. My only social medias are Discord and iMessage, so hopefully you have Discord too. I intentionally left out topics such as sex and kinks as I feel that is something better suited for if we get flirty, though let's say I'm more into something real over one night stands, and if we're being platonic none of this matters anyway. Thank you for reading and feel free to reach out with a bit of an intro and what you're after. I've had success on r4r before but I'm hoping I won't have to get back here, at least anytime soon. Cheers and have a lovely evening or whatever it is for you. I'm fine with meeting people from NA but EU is easiest due to time zones, regions in games, and ease of travel should we get along romantically or you just wanna see Sweden despite me being a shit tour guide.
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2020.10.18 15:04 readingrachelx Housewife highlights/Daily shit talk - October 18th, 2020

POTOMAC
ORANGE COUNTY
NEW JERSEY
BEVERLY HILLS
DALLAS
ATLANTA
CHESHIRE
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2020.10.18 08:18 HerNameWasCock I [M22] broke up with my best friend/girlfriend because of her mental health issues and I feel like I’ve literally left her to die

I’m sorry that this is a long one.
On October 4th, I broke up with my girlfriend. We had met on tinder in January and we became extremely close, both as friends and as a couple. I had never fallen for anyone the way I fell for her. I know that when you enter a new relationship there’s a “honeymoon” period but it felt never ending. We started a “fine arts club” together where we would read the same books and make reviews for each other. We just happened by sheer coincidence to be the same fairly niche major, so we would study together and compare notes. We would talk for hours about anything. I had been in several long term relationships but it felt like I had found my other half with this girl, a partner that wasn’t just my partner, but my best friend.
When quarantine happened, things started to change. She came from a broken home and she has severe baggage and abandonment issues. When we were unable to see each other for a lot of the summer she began to have breakdowns every night because she was forced to go back to her stressful home life.
My ex was nixed race, which I only bring up because the blm protests profoundly affected her mental health. She would sob multiple nights a week because she didn’t feel as though she was black or white enough. She changed her medication and I began to notice that my incredibly sweet and funny girlfriend profoundly changed.
She was finally able to get out and move in to her apartment early, and I stayed with her for most of August. Her attitude had completely changed by then. She suddenly became extremely quick to anger and became stand offish. She regularly downed multiple pints of ice cream in a single night and was gaining small amounts of weight. This didn’t bother me, but it severely affected her. I was doing everything I could to help her be okay. She worked at Meijer at 3 AM and I would wake up with her to drop her off for her shift so she didn’t have to be alone for the morning.
I would spend as much time with her as possible and things were getting better. I would cook and clean, and for her birthday I decorated the apartment and spent the day making Pokémon themed bento boxes for her. When school started I moved out to an apartment 5 min away from hers and her mental illness got exceptionally worse. If I needed a night to study or to hang out with friends she would break down. If I went to a trip to my parents she would break down.
Her mental health issues finally manifested in regular complete breakdown in my apartment. One day, she couldn’t print a paper she needed and she became so frustrated that she made me hold her phone because she was afraid she’d smash it. She screamed and paced until she stormed out in front of my roommates.
When she came back the next day I noticed a massive scratch on her thigh. She calmly told me that she had done it with a key and how it really wasn’t a big deal and just a one off. I couldn’t believe that this sweet and loving girl that I loved could hurt herself so brutally and so casually.
Multiple times a week she would tell me how badly she wanted to die and how ready she was to not exist. I begged her to change her meds or to go to therapy. Every morning I would wake up wondering whether “today would be the day I would wake up without my girlfriend”.
The stress was building so high and my grades have been suffering because of it. Finally when I was visiting my parents, she had a breakdown because I told her I would like to stay an extra night. I broke down too because of all the pent up stress. I didn’t want to break up with her on the phone but she begged to talk to me.
I so badly tried to make the relationship work. I stayed probably longer than I should have just trying over and over to make her life easier so she could get back to being the kind and funny girl I knew she was capable of being.
Every night now I feel so scared she’ll take her life because of me. I just want things to go back to the way things were before quarantine. I saw tonight she stayed at one of her past hookup’s apartments on the snap map and I was utterly destroyed despite us being broken up for a good several weeks.
I don’t know how to process these emotions and I’m so confused. I still love her so much and broke up with her on the advice of my roommates, my parents and other friends but I still feel like I’ve made a mistake. She has texted me several times that she would take me back at any time and be willing to change and that she’s switched her medication and is attending therapy. I just don’t know what to do and I’m so hurt and lost. I long to be with her again so badly but I don’t know if that’s because of guilt, a longing for how good our relationship was, loneliness, or some kind of mixture of all three.
TL;DR: Perfect girlfriend struggled with her mental health to the point that it was profoundly affecting me and my grades. She would cut herself, have extreme anger flashes and regularly talk about wanting to die.
Now I’m afraid I’ve left my best friend to die and worry every night she’ll take her life because of me. So badly I want to get back with her
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2020.10.18 08:06 HerNameWasCock I [M22] broke up with my girlfriend/best friend [F22] because of the toll her mental illness was taking on me. I feel like I’ve abandoned her and left her quite literally to die

I’m sorry that this is a long one.
On October 4th, I broke up with my girlfriend. We had met on tinder in January and we became extremely close, both as friends and as a couple. I had never fallen for anyone the way I fell for her. We started a “fine arts club” together where we would read the same books and make reviews for each other. We just happened by sheer coincidence to be the same fairly niche major, so we would study together and compare notes. We would talk for hours about anything and make each other laugh. I had been in several long term relationships but it felt like I had found my other half with this girl, and someone who was not just my partner, but my best friend.
When quarantine happened, things started to change. She came from a broken home and she has severe baggage and abandonment issues. When we were unable to see each other for a lot of the summer she began to have breakdowns every night because she was forced to go back to her stressful home life.
My ex was nixed race, which I only bring up because the blm protests profoundly affected her mental health. She would sob multiple nights a week because she didn’t feel as though she was black or white enough. She changed her medication and I began to notice that my incredibly sweet and funny girlfriend profoundly changed.
She was finally able to get out and move in to her apartment early, and I stayed with her for most of August. Her attitude had completely changed by then. She suddenly became extremely quick to anger and became stand offish. I was doing everything I could to help her be okay. She worked at Meijer at 3 AM and I would wake up with her to drop her off for her shift so she didn’t have to be alone for the morning.
I would spend as much time with her as possible and things were getting better. I would cook and clean, and for her birthday I decorated the apartment and spent the day making Pokémon themed bento boxes for her. When school started I moved out to an apartment 5 min away from hers and her mental illness got exceptionally worse. If I needed a night to study or to hang out with friends she would break down. If I went to a trip to my parents she would break down.
She would regularly eat multiple pints of ice cream a night. She was gaining weight, which didn’t bother me but it was severely affecting her confidence.
Her mental health issues finally manifested in regular complete breakdown in my apartment. One day, she couldn’t print a paper she needed and she became so frustrated that she made me hold her phone because she was afraid she’d smash it. She screamed and paced until she stormed out in front of my roommates.
When she came back the next day I noticed a massive scratch on her thigh. She calmly told me that she had done it with a key and how it really wasn’t a big deal and just a one off. I couldn’t believe that this sweet and loving girl that I loved could hurt herself so brutally and so casually.
Multiple times a week she would tell me how badly she wanted to die and how ready she was to not exist. I begged her to change her meds or to go to therapy. Every morning I would wake up wondering whether “today would be the day I would wake up without my girlfriend”.
The stress was building so high and my grades have been suffering because of it. Finally when I was visiting my parents, she had a breakdown because I told her I would like to stay an extra night. I broke down too because of all the pent up stress. I didn’t want to break up with her on the phone but she begged to talk to me.
I so badly tried to make the relationship work. I stayed probably longer than I should have just trying over and over to make her life easier so she could get back to being the kind and funny girl I knew she was capable of being. It felt like an otherwise perfect relationship and ideal future was ruined through a combination of quarantine, her change in meds and her deteriorating mental health.
Every night now I feel so scared she’ll take her life because of me. I just want things to go back to the way things were before quarantine. I saw tonight she stayed at one of her past hookup’s apartments on the snap map and I was utterly destroyed despite us being broken up for a good several weeks.
I don’t know how to process these emotions and I’m so confused. I still love her so much and broke up with her on the advice of my roommates, my parents and other friends but I still feel like I’ve made a mistake. She has texted me several times that she would take me back at any time and be willing to change and that she’s switched her medication and is attending therapy. I just don’t know what to do and I’m so hurt and lost. I long to be with her again so badly but I don’t know if that’s because of guilt, a longing for how good our relationship was, loneliness, or some kind of mixture of all three.
TL;DR: Girlfriend struggled with her mental health to the point that it was profoundly affecting me and my grades, as well as our otherwise perfect relationship. She would cut herself, have extreme anger flashes and regularly talk about wanting to die.
Now I’m afraid I’ve left my best friend to die and worry every night she’ll take her life because of me. So badly I want to get back with her
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2020.10.18 06:10 PlatinumOni 2 Years ago, Me and My Son went to Italy To trace back an Italian Composer, Our findings were very Disturbing

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Y’all know Luigi?
I visited this town during my 7 day Italy travel,
accidentally.
And apparently this town is supposed to be home of
A forgotten Name in Classical
Music History,
Italian Guy named Luigi Lombardi,
There is a lot Written about him in italy,
But there ain’t anything written in other lang
Apparently He is like
Lost Ancestor of All
Classical Music and
God
I am a Musician who works in the Gaming Industry, A huge fanatic of music, and a fan of history, Under the Alias ‘LKW’, I work in various Korean MMORPGs for a living, I Am also a member of the community which have written this thing you see above, and this was the worst thing that had ever been discovered not just myself, but my family as well.
This thing was written 2 years ago, One Of South Korea’s Biggest Internet Community have spoken about Luigi Lombardi, how this post’s writer travelled to this town and discovered a renaissance era Musician which the townspeople said as ‘the original classical music Composer’, Luigi Lombardi have lived before Mozart and Beethoven, his music was anonymously played without credit across the internet, but the townspeople and some of Italy knew that the person who wrote the music was Luigi Lombardi.
According to the finding of the Townspeople, L. Lombardi’s life was mishaps and misfortune that haunted his life, Perhaps the entire Italy will agree that this man is the most misfortunate person to walk in this nation, and probably Europe Altogether, (Aside from Adolphe Sax), born in 1733, By His Expelled Aristocrat Father Geronimo Lombardi, and A royal descendant Mother Gulietta Lombardi, The Last of the brother of 4, Leonardo being the oldest, then Aimone and Dario, His Mother Died when Luigi was 5, leaving Geronimo, who was an Abusive Person to take care of them, he was far worse than Mozart’s and Beethoven’s father combined, constant physical abuse, tyranny, oppression and Neglection was the life of The four brothers, Luigi was cared, feed and clothed by his oldest brother: Leonardo, who was 11 at the time. He was caring for his three younger brothers.
On 1740, Geronimo’s abuse Drove Aimone to hang himself, he was 8 years old when he committed suicide, And Geronimo’s constant beating ended up causing Dario to perish. The day when Dario was murdered, Leonardo finally escaped the hands of Geronimo, taking Luigi with him, and fled the town where he lived and ran to their grandfather’s house, He returned to his home when he became 19, At the same day, His Father disappeared, and nobody knows where his whereabouts were to this day.
At the Age of 20, There was a contest in the town, where the citizens of the town wanted to make an anthem of festival in their town every time there is one, Luigi joined in the competition and created his first ever composition: , to this day, when there is a fest on the town, that music is heard in the cafeteria piano, after his successful composition, He continued to reside at his home, and continued his career as an composer.
He has made various other music which is still played in Italy, until he was later found dead in the forest near his house, 1798, at the age of 65… And that is what caused us to go to Italy, The Person theorised that the Composer was Murdered by an serial Killer who were large at the town, according to the people of the town says.
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May 25th, 2018 to May 27th was the day I will be spending in Italy, I fly at 25, arrive at 26, and return flight is at 27th. I took Jun, My 19 year old son working as an historian, and Minho, Jun's Partner to italy, and while on the plane, I was able to contact A guide across our journey to the Town, A stop and a nap later, we arrived in Venice and met the contact, We believed that the person who were going to be our guide to be local, but instead it was actually an immigrant from Africa, A black Girl dressed in White.
While Driving, The guide was looking at the date and made a bitter face, when Hyun asked why she was being bitter, she started to tell her story.
The guide's name was Alessa, working 19 years as a driver for various archaeologists, tourists and Musicians around the world, she can be described as an Modern, Female Lombardi, who overcame the dark past that lingered in their lives.
She was a Kenyan Girl who was born in a isolate tribe of 50 that lived in the jungle 100 Kilometre away from Nairobi city, the tribe lived in a small field in the jungles, and Alessa’s father, who was the leader of the tribe was an Honorable and a Intelligent elder, however their lives in the jungle were cut short when Alessa’s Tribe were discovered by a group of Modern Day Pirates, Alessa said that she still remembers the fateful hour where she fled from the group of pirates, when she discovered that the pirates were hanging her older sister on a tree and burn her body.
After her story, she got out of the car and took a cigarette, then she drove us to the very south of Italy, towards the home where Luigi used to reside, Which was Another 8 hour drive. Both Hyun and Jun dozed off, but I started to write our journal, the one you are reading right now.
While we were heading toward Lombardi's former residence, We passed at this small shack in Alta Murgia, this shack was Luigi's Grandfather's house, where Lombardi resided when he escaped from his hometown, 1 hour by drive and a day by walk, We theorized that Lombardi Had spent a week walking due to his age, speaking about that, we also discovered that Luigi's brother, Leo just left Luigi and went to Venice by foot, which speculated that Leo at least spent a month in the street if he did made it, but him going to Venice was the Last thing Luigi heard from Leo, his whereabouts to this day remain unknown, There were no documents of his cadaver.
Alessa Drove us all to Lombardi Residence, the Town that Luigi lived was a small port city that sustained through Fishers and Farmers, and as the hometown of the greatest musician in Italy, It was a street of music, There were a lot of delinquents on the street, but they were just egg-throwers at Halloween, going around the town to throw, but they never did threw egg on Lombardi Residence, Egging that house meant that the villagers will punish them harsh.
And this is where things went Wild for the town, Four Months ago, Some Fool did egg the house, Then there was a Punishment that one of the Civilians gave to the Delinquent who did purposely egged the house, That citizen was an huge fan of Lombardi’s work, that it was at the point where he was a fanatic, He went to the teenager’s House who egged Lombardi’s Residence, and Murdered the delinquent, Not just a stab, but the murderer took a cleaver and dismembered the delinquent limb to limb.
His family were witnesses, Mother, Father and 1 younger brother, The Mother and Father beat the living hell of The killer, and the younger brother fainted at the spot, Police investigated this, And the killer was charged, now he is rotting in a cell for the rest of his life.
This news caused the entire village to live in Fury for nearly a Month, Everyone, Men and Woman, Old and Young children, Everyone was enraged for 3 reasons, First being the delinquent and the Second being the murder, and the second reason was what caused the third part.
The fanatic who have murdered the delinquent have disgraced Lombardi without knowing it, the townspeople all knew and we heard the fate of Lombardi. Since Lombardi Himself was an victim of murder, he was murdered in the forest, and murdering for him is not a good way to show fanaticism.
A prime example of a toxic fan these days, but a smaller Impact.
Hyun Woke Up when he heard this story and Jun coughed, I don’t know why, but i think it was because of the sudden twisted turn about the ‘mirage’ of what we believed as the hometown of an legendary musician, that woke the boys up, Or it was possibly because the town was nearby them, We were at the town of Luigi Lombardi without knowing it.
“Welcome to the town.”
We got out of the car and looked around the Italian town, People were roaming across the streets like ants and our car was parked at the very east of the residential area, there were 3 residential area with one with apartments all around and one with apartments mixed within the houses, and we were at the one with only the short two story or a small houses were at.
Alessa took us to the house and when we arrived at the destination, she told us she will wait for us three outside, I walked inside and Jun lead our tour of the house, it was a antique house filled with glass cups and paintings, I have never seen any musician who seemed like he was a antique collector, Jun, who got some background knowledge of the composer have explained that Lombardi loved antique when he was alive, the old people have said that Lombardi went to even committing robbery to collect Antiques one time, mischievous person he was.
“Quite the Collector.” Jun Muttered.
“Not all people are perfect, considering he had a very disturbing childhood, he could have gone further, lucky he did not.” Hyun replied. “But he was quite the collector.”
“I Wonder how much these will all cost.”
“The fanaticism of this town toward Luigi Lombardi has made sure that not a single one of the products of Luigi Lombardi’s household item is auctioned without a vote of the Governor of the town.” Hyun said again. “No, I can go even further to say that Luigi Lombardi is pretty much an cult’s god in this town.”
“How, Like I think that is an over exaggeration.” Jun groaned.
“No, The Murder of the teenagers is not just an example, there is no person in this town who calls Lombardi, ‘Luigi Lombardi’ but ‘Composer, Musician Lombardi.’” Hyun continued.
The First floor was filled with antique, and while we were looking around, there we saw something Written on the Door underneath the staircase leading to the Basement.
ATTENZIONE
A MENO CHE PERMESSO DAI GOVERNATORI DEL VILLAGGIO.
VIETATO ENTRARE NELLA BIBLIOTECA DEL COMPOSITORE LOMBARDI
“Alesa?” Hyun screamed, Alessa Came inside and looked at the sign. “What is this Italian?”
“Unless Permitted by Village Governors, the library of Composer Lombardi Is Forbidden to enter…” Alesa Translated. “And I forgot to mention something that has been recently found.”
“About this?”
“No, Something about Lombardi’s Life.” Alessa said, and suddenly stopped when she saw the eyes of the elder citizens watching the archaeologist team from the bushes like they had committed a sin. “Composer Lombardi.” Alessa Fixed.
“And that is?” Jun asked.
“You Know How Luigi was going to festivals to perform his music, right?” Alessa stated. “Well, his performances were all organized and monitored by His Partner who he first met when he was 22 years old.”
Alessa started to say and then went outside, returning with a small book, we were all curious about this monitor we have never heard.
“His diary, translated in Modern Italian.” Alessa started “According to the translation of Luigi’s diary, There was a certain person that had been mentioned a lot of times every time he performed on the town, A certain named Pagolo Albico, the investigator of the serial killings of the town during the murders, helped Luigi’s performances to go safely throughout his lifetime.”
“Never heard.” Hyun replied.
“Of course, never heard is a normal thing, he just vanished one day, 2 years prior to Luigi’s Murder, he disappeared without a trace.”
We Looked at each other again, another person disappeared from Luigi’s life, what a miserable person he should have been.
“The hell is that related to the opening of the basement?” I Asked.
“The Governor, Mister Colombano, is Pagolo Albico’s Descendant, Mister Colombano’s gene test has been traced back to Albico’s son, who also disappeared the same day his father disappeared.”
“Why did you not bother us to tell the car, we could have talked to the man faster than anyone else, and opened the basement fast.”
“All of these I have said, had been revealed recently, about the identities Pagolo Albico was all discovered just 10 Hours ago.”,
“Nobody in the town knew that Albico was a person that lived in his ages, and that he was Actually the governor’s ancestor until yesterday, not even the governor himself knew it.” Said Alessa.
“All discovered recently… Interesting.” Hyun muttered.
“Can we see the governor now?” I Asked.
“He knows that we are going to visit here, but if you want to ask more about the… history behind his line…”
History behind his line was what she said, all the conversation I had with Alessa was dim, but her last words explaining the forgotten past of this town were still the same words and same talk she said.
Considering that we have gone to meet the governor and convinced him to open the door, I approached his house as soon as Alessa finished her explanation, and knocked on his door.
I was first intimidated by his looks, he looked like someone like a demon itself, grey hair and wearing all black, walking like he was a reanimated creature, His eyes were emotionless and cold.
I flinched for a second, then the man looked at me, and grabbed a drink from somewhere, and looked at me again, this time he looked more friendly and more man-like, instead of someone who looked like a zombie, someone who looked more like a bored friendly person.
“Are you one of the archaeologists... that came to the town today?” he spoke.
I nodded.
“Any enquiries?”
“I want to ask about the basement leading to the library of Lombardi. We want to take some photos of the basement so we can make a journal about it.”
The Man took off his robe looking clothes and walked towards the light to show himself, he was a very clean faced person who was walking normally as townspeople passed by.
“Hello, Governor!” Yelled a child.
“Yo, Harry.” Said the Governor back, never to judge a book by the cover they say…
“Sir?” The Governor looked back at me. “Are you not following?”
For a moment, I was reminded of this Japanese Cartoon about superpowers, he looked like someone who was very similar to one of the characters, except the Governor looked like he was more gentle towards people than the cold hearted person that the anime has portrayed, he walked towards the house and hugged Alessa suddenly.
Then I could hear him laughing with Alessa, and as we walked inside, I was curious whether to ask why.
“I See your face, say ‘why is the mayor hugging the tour guide?’” Said the mayor. “Alessa Is the survivor of a now extinct African tribe, I was at Nairobi that time when the extermination occurred.”
The Mayor grabbed a keychain from his pocket and grabbed the biggest key.
“I saw her in the middle of Nairobi street, Screaming at a cop about her extinct tribe, Asked her what happened and after convincing, she came to Italy and I adopted her.” The Mayor Continued
“Indeed, Mr. Colombano.” Alessa said. “If he wasn’t there, I would have been behind bars for murder.”
The Mayor opened the basement with a set of keys, and the three of us have looked inside the basement to be surprised, or to be exact, disgusted.
“Jesus, I don’t understand what this smell is!” Hyun growled.
I put my fingers on the nose and covered the disgusting smell that was across the room. Jun coughed for a whole 20 seconds before he covered his mouth with his hands, the mayor however, did not seem to bother about it, So did Alessa, the mayor took a lamp that was near the staircase and when he opened it, the light of the lamp came out to shine the stairs leading to the basement, a small but unsettling staircase.
The Scent of the room became only stronger as we reached the floor of the room, this was not the scent of something that hasn't been cleaned for centuries, this was a scent of death, something in this room was dead, it is not just an dead animal or an dead plant I was talking about, I couldn’t figure out, but ‘something’ dead was in this room, I could feel that something in this room was dead.
“Everything except the smell is clean.” Said Jun.
I looked down and agreed, the library of Lombardi was far more cleaner than My house room, a small table in the middle where the Mayor placed his lamp, a carpet of renaissance era design covering the floor, and various old books that were in Italian but barely recognizable.
I saw Hyun looking at the table where there was a paper in it, it was a manuscript, a manuscript of what may been Luigi’s last swansong, the music was unrecognizable, but the title was recognizable:

“Ironic how this music was unfinished due to murder.” I growled and touched the paper on the table and tried to decipher the musical notes, but failed miserably. It was in old musical notes and I had not yet to know what the old musical notes were.
I continued to trace through his past, through the smell, and realised what the smell was.
It was coming underneath the table, there was a smell coming underneath the table.
“This scent is really strong here.” I muttered, and looked underneath the table to see another carpet, I put the carpet on the other side and saw the wooden floor that was on the verge of breaking.
The rest of the gang who were walking towards the table stood back, they may have thought that if they continued walking it meant that the floor was going to break, I did not bother their overreaction, I was curious of the smell instead of Lombardi’s Legacy.
I was also surprised that this floor was a space between the wooden floor, and that from there I could see something empty underneath the floor, there was something underneath there as well, I could see something sparking through the dirt.
I continued to bash the floor with my feet, and when the wooden floor ended up breaking a space, our discovery next caused all of us to step back in fear, even the Mayor seemed like he never knew this, the origin of the scent in this place.
It was decaying corpses, the worst of its kind, the bodies of someone… ‘Something’ was inside the basement, they were all scattered around the floor, but there were a lot of heads sprawled across the room, it was the smell of decaying bodies.
Alessa Threw Up at that sight, Usually I thought the mayor will be panicking about Alessa Dirtying the place due to the fanaticism of the town, but our discovery screams otherwise, The Sinister side of Luigi Lombardi, Not a Composer but a Serial Killer.
It was not other person’s actions, the History of the Town was same, the people who died in the mysterious serial Killing were all named, one of the names were found in a pendant whichone of the skeletons have been wearing, and the fact that the serial killing stopped after the murder of Luigi, was enough idea.
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The Investigation only lasted 3 hours, that was enough to investigate the history behind Luigi Lombardi, we immediately changed the time to go to Korea, and us three all took the Airplane that takes to South Korea at Night, we were all dumbfounded to see what happened in the house.
As the Airplane flew, we all talked to each other to make an Oath that the investigation in the house is a secret only kept by us, we are all going to say to the superiors that Luigi Lombardi was a fake name, and that the music the people believe to be written by Lombardi is actually not his and still remains anonymously written.
I am still working as a musician in Gaming industry, and some of my partners asked about my trip to Italy. I just say to them that whoever wrote the ‘story’ in the Website was a joke, and that there was no such person as Luigi Lombardi.
They know the story as that, But I know what the real story, a secret not a single one of us should tell to others.
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2020.10.18 05:41 AngryaboutVideogames Frozen Homes Pt 42 : Solo Performance

Lots of interruptions today but managed to finish the chapter.

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Srettia exited the changing room and held her arms awkwardly out to her sides, paying close attention to the three females in front of her as she did so. " It feels like it's a bit tight around my waist, and these leg coverings are a bit itchy."
Caithen stared at Srettia in astonishment, turning to the clerk who seemed to be clapping happily. "How does an alien who's never worn anything other than zeroG suits wear this better than ninety percent of Terran women?"
The clerk looked back and smiled. "Her people have good hips to leg ratio and good back structure. Must be due to the tail. Not to mention her colour works well with the outfit."
Ankiah laughed at the statement and turned back to the T posing Srettia. "Well, I don't have the hips to pull that off, But it definitely looks better than I thought it would, for two colours that is."
Srettia frowned as she patted her outfit down and turned to look at herself in the mirror. "It has fake pockets. Why aren't there any pockets on this outfit?"
Caithen let out a hearty laugh and turned back to the clerk who was doing her best to contain herself. "Haven't we been asking that same question for two thousand years now?"
The clerk taped some icons on her pad and walked over to her counter. "Well, I don't know where you picked those stocking up, but they go well with the set. Is there anything else I can do for you today?"
Srettia began reaching for her top, only to have her hand lightly slapped away by Ankiah, who looked over to the clerk with a smile. "I think we're good. Maybe a bag for her raggy space clothes."
Srettia looked at Ankiah in shock. Putting her foot down and giving her a disapproving look as she practised moving in the somewhat restraining garments. "My clothes are well maintained. I'll have you know."
Caithen bit her lip as Ankiah waved her off. "Yeah, that's not what she meant, though."
Srettia grabbed the bag with her clothes in it and waved them out of the store. "Let's head back to the ship. It's getting late."
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Viscia happily watched Tanda as he worked on inserting the gen-two strange matter conductor into the receptor unit, leaking a bit as he carefully slid the unit into its place. Upon hearing a gentle click, she watched as he put a bit of his weight on the conductor before stepping back to admiring his work. "You're leaking again."
Tanda wiped his brow and turned to look at the blue scientist. "Well, it a bit warmer than usual in here thanks to a certain someone."
Viscia tasted the air and let out her approximation of a Terran smile. "Well, I'm not complaining. I find the taste quite charming."
"Will you two cease the flirtatious speak. We are in the middle of important calibrations." Dr. Leviye added, walking up to the conductor, scanner in hand. Waving around it around for a few seconds, he hit the container soundly with his fist and nodded. "This is acceptable."
Vicia's mouth dropped at the action, and she quickly ducked behind the desk. "That's dangerous, you know. If it explodes, it could take half this hangar out."
Dr. Leviye continued his scan as Tanda took a seat next to the spooked scientist. "If it is so dangerous, then none of us would be here. We would have a drone do the insertion. Though it would take this portion of the station with it if it did explode."
"You mean like the unit being constructed in the room next to us?" Visca quipped, curling her tail around Tanda's waist as she sat back down.
Tanda adjusted his position as the tail curled around him and pulled out his data pad. "Well, as it stands, the fabricators can build most of the core. Little stuff like this and the major adjustments are all hands-on, though. As per your calculations."
Visca frowned, looking over the data streaming over to her from Dr. Leviye's scans. "That looked a little more than hands-on if you ask me."
"I can adjust my strength to match the force needed to insert the conductor perfectly. Neither of you two can." Dr.Leviye supplied, noticing the change in the core energy supply as it spun up. "I did not activate the core."
Viscia waved her pad as Dr. Leviye stepped back. "I did. Just a diagnostic. Nothing big."
Dr. Leviye calmly walked over to his station to work on his next task. "Warning, please. Though it is safe, you may have startled someone, not of my mind."
Viscia looked at Tanda, who nodded and turned back to the doctor. "Sorry. I'm not really used to working with others yet. Most people called me crazy for wasting resources on advancing our people and shunned me. Chrarada was the only one who understood my value."
"You may be surprised to hear that your value to the Terran Star Union is such that you have been assigned an entire power armoured platoon as security." Dr. Leviye responded, pointing to the two guards at the door.
Viscia waved at the Terrans and turned to Dr. Leviye. " I thought they were your guards. They kinda just showed up."
Dr. Leviye nodded as he assigned the specialised fabricator a new construction task."They were. I had four platoons guarding me. Nearly one hundred seventy soldiers. Did you not read your notice. Thirty of my personal security have been assigned to you."
Tanda laughed and pulled out his data pad. "None for me then?"
Shifting away from his workbench, Dr.Leviye turned to Tanda."You have been in close proximity to Viscia since the beginning of this project. It was deemed unnecessary."
Viscia smirked at the remark and looked over her notice. " I thought it was strange. I kind of thought I was going crazy with all the Terran power armour I was tasting on the air. I could never spot them, though."
"Out of sight, out of mind. You're most likely tailed twenty-four-seven by a cloaked soldier or three. It's good to know you can taste them in the air, though. That's some important information." Tanda supplied, Sending a report to Admiral Miles about the discovery.
Viscia frowned as she skimmed the remainder of her detachment notification. "Why do I need so many guards? Isn't this a military base and Terran crime rate ridiculously low?"
Tanda pinched the tip of Viscia's tail, eliciting a yelp and a scowl from the curious VIP. " There's a large civilian population on this station. And while the odds of something happening to you is nearly zero. It's still not zero, and you're critical to this project. It's standard protocol."
"Well. I guess it makes sense, though I'm not used to being protected. It makes me feel a bit weird." Viscia added, finishing up her reading and opening a new notice from Chrarada.
Dr. Leviye scrutinised the new data from the calibrations and threw Viscia a sideways glance. "I would get used to it. You will most likely be protected like this for a very long time."
Viscia shot up and looked over to Tanda. "I need to go to medical immediately!"
Tanda quickly gathered his wits and moved towards his locker. "What's wrong?"
Viscia smiled at his reaction and grabbed her provisions bag. "I want an implant."
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Michael stood on the smoke clouded stage, dressed in a black-furred vest furred and pants. His beard long, and hair flowing down his back. His leather arm guards decorated with studded metal, and his leather greaves lined with tufts of fur. Waving to the crowd as he walked off the stage. Michael wiped his brow and sat in a nearby chair. " Man, I haven't done that in ages.
As the cries of an encore reached his ears, Michael pinged his implant for the time and sighed. "Sorry, guys, no time for that today." Ending the karaoke program. Michael walked out of the hard light room, making sure to take a trip through decam as he made his way to the kitchen area. "You back yet, Jack?"
Getting nothing in return, Michael began his meal preparation while humming to himself. "Guess I'll get some veggies in me today since the carnivore isn't around." Turning the music on and as loud as he could handle, Michael selected an excellent stir fry dish and had the fabricator print out the individual pieces rather than the entire meal.
Smiling as he turned the stove burners on, Michael began chopping the vegetables. "Computer play go-to list. Start with Mirror Mirror."
"Your taste in music is as ancient as that concert you just put on partner."
Surprised as the music started playing. Michael laughed as he put his knife down to look in a nearby camera. "Jack! Hey buddy! how did everything go?"
"Poorly. Koma is keeping the being company while we run some extensive data comparisons. Otherwise, I believe its name is Yirphayen. Koma, however, disagrees. But he has deciphered a handful of words where I am stumbling to do so. It is disheartening."
Picking up the knife and continuing to cut his vegetables, Michael frowned. "So Yirphayen. That's quite an interesting name."
"You believe its name is Yirphayen?"
Throwing his chopped veggies into the wok. Michael turned to look at a nearby camera. "Why would I doubt you? You've got two alien languages under your belt. Koma has zero. Just because he beat you to a few words doesn't mean he's better at it than you are."
"Thank you... Have you even read the Silmarillion?"
"Sure did. I did my seventeenth-grade old English final on it... I didn't do well." Turning back to his fabricator to print out more ingredients, Michael decided he would ignore the laughter echoing through the ship.
"Well, You certainly chose an interesting book for such a thing."
Grabbing his new ingredients, Michael threw some onion peels at the camera in protest. "Well, standard is easier than old English anyway. How was I supposed to know that old, old English was mixed in with the book and impossible to read."
"Some research would have told you that partner."
"Bahh! I was young and stupid."
"With your taste in music, I would have thought otherwise, partner."
"Thanks, Jack. I am pretty smart, aren't I?" Michael stated, Throwing the rest of his ingredients into the wok.
"I was referring to the first part of your statement, partner."
"Hey! That's uncalled for ya jerk." Michael complained, laughing as he grabbed a stool to sit on.
"It seems Srettia has entered the hangar. Ankiah and her escort seem to be with her."
"Guess I'll throw some more food on then. Any idea what Voktlix will eat?" Michael asked, printing out some meat for Srettia.
"They seem to resemble a scavenger type species. They can eat most things."
"Got it. I'll get some more veggies and meat printed out then."
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Srettia itched a spot on her leg with her tail and walked up to her ship. Taking a deep breath, she keyed the ramp and watched as it descended. Looking to Private Caithen, who had some kind of weird facial expression, Srettia sighed. "You sure I look okay?"
Palming her face, Caithen reaffirmed the purple lady."Listen to my words. When I say It's unfair how you can wear something so perfectly, I mean it."
Ankiah pushed Srettia onto the ramp and gave a huff. "Your mate was attracted to you when you wore that.. what was it called? Zero gee garb? He'll definitely be fine with this?"
Srettia walked up the ramp and entered her ship. As she walked in, she tasted the air in agitation, happily finding that Michael was in the kitchen, searing a large portion of meat. "I guess he's in the kitchen. I'll go put my stuff away."
Grabbing Srettia by the shoulders, Ankiah directed her towards the kitchen. "Nope, I'll hold your bag. You go say hi. I'll be in the sitting couchy area."
Being left to her own devices. Srettia slowly shuffled towards the kitchen. Deciding to poke her head around the corner, she smiled as Michael waved his cooking tool at her. "Hey! Did you have fun? I made you some chicken and steak."
Still poking her hear around the corner at Michael, Srettia eyed the stove in delight. "Yes. It was... Interesting. Terran fashion is quite interesting. You have a shop for everything."
Michael laughed as he turned the stove off. "Well, you gonna come get some food or hide your new outfit away?"
Srettia pulled her head back around the corner and took a breath. "How did you know?"
Plating her dinner with a chuckle, Michael walked over to the table with their meals. "Would have been less obvious if you weren't hiding. I was thinking about acting surprised, but you seem terrified for some reason. I won't judge. You said you had fun, and that's what matters, right."
Srettia stilled her tail and did her best to keep her hood from vibrating as she walked around the corner. "So. I uh, thought it looked nice. The leg coverings are a bit itchy, though."
Michael grabbed a chair and sat down, observing Srettia as she fidgeted with her fingers. "Well... Uhh... Sorry, it's incredible...."
Srettia sat down at the table and grabbed her fork. "The... Pencil skirt, I think they call it. It's a bit confining."
Michael laughed, bending over to peek under the table. "The stockings complete the business lady look. I could give you a ruler, and we can have some fun RP with that outfit."
Taking her black blazer off and rolling up her white sleeves, Sretta let out a sigh. " I don't know what RP is, but I can make a guess, you know."
Michael bit his tongue as he swallowed some green beans. "Hey! It's not every day your lady comes in wearing an expensive business suit. It looks absolutely amazing on you."
Ankiah bounced around the corner with a laugh. "See, I told you! I might not like Terran fashion, but the look on his face says it all. You could scoop his mouth off the floor with a shovel."
Michael looked over to Ankiah and sighed. " Well, She looks great. Also, I made you some dinner." Pointing to the counter beside the stove, Michael smiled. "Go get Private Caithen and help yourselves. Lots of veggies and meat."
Ankiah walked to the door and stopped, turning to Michael before she left. "Wait until you see what she's got on under those clothes."
Michael choked on his broccoli and looked over to Srettia, who apparently found her chicken very interesting.
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2020.10.18 04:18 earthskore [F4A] I Have Lots of Muse and Lots of Ideas!

Hello! I’m Ellie. I’m a 17 y/o writer who wants to soak up all of her free time with a good old fashioned roleplay. I am looking for a romance roleplay on Discord, either fandom-related or original. I list some of my ideas/preferences below, and I have even more in a Google Doc that I'm happy to send to you.
I typically don't post all my plot ideas at once, but consider this a masterpost. I'm full of muse for a ton of different plots/fandoms and don't really have any major preferences. If you're a fun writer, we'll get along just fine.
I'm also super sorry that this is so long! I don't think there's a word limit on this sub, but I hope I'm not being overwhelming.
A bit about me: I value grammapunctuation over word count (Although long responses are amazing), I like to maintain an amicable relationship with my writing partners, and I am totally willing to share a writing sample with you if you want one. In turn, though, I may ask that you also send one. I want to make sure that our writing styles mesh so we can both have fun.
I prefer roleplaying FxF and MxF couples. I primarily gravitate towards roleplaying as a woman, but it varies depending on the plot! I also don't typically seek out MxM plots, but I'm open to them and have a few of my own that I'm interested in. Just because I don't always like MxM ships doesn't mean that you aren't allowed to suggest them. I'm just a little pickier.
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ORIGINAL ROLEPLAYS Original meaning "not attached to any fandom," these plots are solely focused on our characters and whatever world we design. I'm not in a big fantasy world mood right now, but I'm willing to hear if you have any cool plots for one. I can't guarantee that I'll be down to roleplay it, but I'm all ears.
Below are some of my favorite concepts and settings! The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for.
Modern Romance The title is self explanatory. Give me the cliches! Maybe a love triangle? Enemies to lovers? Classic fanfiction tropes? I wanna get all excited over whatever couple we create! I’d love for it to be set in modern times, but I’m flexible and am willing to roleplay other settings if it’s enjoyable. Let’s just write the equivalent of an early 2000s fanfiction. The story can include supernatural elements, but the supernatural isn't the main focus.
Paranormal Romance (❢) These stories are specifically centered around some supernatural element. Whether it's ghosts, vampires, immortals, or fairies, there's always a lot of cool stuff to explore! I have a few ideas that I've had in mind for a while and have never really gotten to roleplay.
  1. (MxM) The first roleplay follows an immortal couple. Both of them will never die, but one is cursed to lose his memories every fifty years. The roleplay would follow the couple trying to help him regain his memories, then trying to break the curse.
  2. (FxF) The other roleplay would be about a girl who can see ghosts and falls in love with one. She ends up making an attempt at bringing the ghost back to life, and it's successful, but things start getting complicated. You can't just bring someone back from the dead and not have some consequences.
Both of these are super vague summaries, but I'm already using up way too much room in this ad. Lol. Message me for more info!
Modern Mythology This is a concept I’d love to explore. I’m a big mythology fan, so the idea of portraying either the Greek gods in modern times or their children is super appealing! I’d like to do an in-depth look into interpersonal relationships between characters, and I’d very much enjoy adding supernatural elements. It reminds me a bit of Percy Jackson, but I was never super into those books, so I’m not 100% sure.
Classic Mythology I’m a big fan of classic mythology. Greek gods really interest me, so I’m always up for a simple roleplay exploring the connections between Greek gods. (I really love the relationship between Hades and Persephone, but I’m also interested in Dionysus and Aphrodite, Ares and Aphrodite, and lots of other pairings.) If you’re also a Greek myth buff, this might be the roleplay for you! These don't tend to be super complicated and typically just explore pre-established myths. They can be a lot of fun, though!
Modern Horror I’m not going out of my way for this genre right now, but I’m most definitely interested in it! I like stories surrounding cults, paranormal activity, strange monsters, and body horror. Y’know... the good ole creepy stuff. Let’s get our scare on! This genre, of course, can be combined with others such as sci-fi, romance, etc. (What brings two people closer than a good spook? The answer is: nothing.) I will note, however, that I'm not a fan of graphic/unnecessary self-harm. That won't be included in any of my roleplays.
Fantasy I have written a ton of fantasy works, so I’m not really looking for anything related to fantasy. Nevertheless, I’m listing it here just in case I change my mind in the future and to show that it is a part of my repertoire. I tend to enjoy fantasy revolving around kings, queens, and all magical creatures in between. I love magic a ton. It’s always fun to explore a world you’ve created. If you have any cool fantasy ideas, let me know! I just don't have any right now that get me excited.
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FANDOM ROLEPLAYS I don't get to roleplay a lot as canon characters, so I'm really hoping that someone will be down to explore any of the following couples! Please keep in mind that I don't really enjoy canon/OC pairings. There are some exceptions, of course, but it has to make sense and feel natural.
The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for. The characters in italics/bold are the ones I would like to portray. My Google Doc may be more updated after this is posted with more characters, but there is no guarantee.
HARRY POTTER (❢)
ATTACK ON TITAN
HEATHERS
With this pairing, I do NOT want to romanticize Jason Dean’s character. He is clearly unstable and in the wrong. I just want to explore their dynamic.
THE HUNGER GAMES
DISNEY
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Please do not be shy about messaging and asking me questions! I’m working on college applications, meaning I will not have all the free-time in the world, but I need a good roleplay to destress. Also, I still have a few months left where I’m considered a minor, so this will not include any explicit sexual content. Sorry about that!
Don’t be shy about asking for my Google Doc. I have more ideas listed alongside writing samples. I hope to hear from you soon!
(If you read this far, feel free to throw in your favorite song in your message.)
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2020.10.18 04:05 earthskore [F4A] I Have Lots of Muse and Lots of Ideas!

Hello! I’m Ellie. I’m a 17 y/o writer who wants to soak up all of her free time with a good old fashioned roleplay. I am looking for a romance roleplay on Discord, either fandom-related or original. I list some of my ideas/preferences below, and I have even more in a Google Doc that I'm happy to send to you.
I typically don't post all my plot ideas at once, but consider this a masterpost. I'm full of muse for a ton of different plots/fandoms and don't really have any major preferences. If you're a fun writer, we'll get along just fine.
I'm also super sorry that this is so long! I don't think there's a word limit on this sub, but I hope I'm not being overwhelming.
A bit about me: I value grammapunctuation over word count (Although long responses are amazing), I like to maintain an amicable relationship with my writing partners, and I am totally willing to share a writing sample with you if you want one. In turn, though, I may ask that you also send one. I want to make sure that our writing styles mesh so we can both have fun.
I prefer roleplaying FxF and MxF couples. I primarily gravitate towards roleplaying as a woman, but it varies depending on the plot! I also don't typically seek out MxM plots, but I'm open to them and have a few of my own that I'm interested in. Just because I don't always like MxM ships doesn't mean that you aren't allowed to suggest them. I'm just a little pickier.
---
ORIGINAL ROLEPLAYS
Original meaning "not attached to any fandom," these plots are solely focused on our characters and whatever world we design. I'm not in a big fantasy world mood right now, but I'm willing to hear if you have any cool plots for one. I can't guarantee that I'll be down to roleplay it, but I'm all ears.
Below are some of my favorite concepts and settings! The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for.
Modern Romance The title is self explanatory. Give me the cliches! Maybe a love triangle? Enemies to lovers? Classic fanfiction tropes? I wanna get all excited over whatever couple we create! I’d love for it to be set in modern times, but I’m flexible and am willing to roleplay other settings if it’s enjoyable. Let’s just write the equivalent of an early 2000s fanfiction. The story can include supernatural elements, but the supernatural isn't the main focus.
Paranormal Romance (❢) These stories are specifically centered around some supernatural element. Whether it's ghosts, vampires, immortals, or fairies, there's always a lot of cool stuff to explore! I have a few ideas that I've had in mind for a while and have never really gotten to roleplay.
  1. (MxM) The first roleplay follows an immortal couple. Both of them will never die, but one is cursed to lose his memories every fifty years. The roleplay would follow the couple trying to help him regain his memories, then trying to break the curse.
  2. (FxF) The other roleplay would be about a girl who can see ghosts and falls in love with one. She ends up making an attempt at bringing the ghost back to life, and it's successful, but things start getting complicated. You can't just bring someone back from the dead and not have some consequences.
Both of these are super vague summaries, but I'm already using up way too much room in this ad. Lol. Message me for more info!
Modern Mythology This is a concept I’d love to explore. I’m a big mythology fan, so the idea of portraying either the Greek gods in modern times or their children is super appealing! I’d like to do an in-depth look into interpersonal relationships between characters, and I’d very much enjoy adding supernatural elements. It reminds me a bit of Percy Jackson, but I was never super into those books, so I’m not 100% sure.
Classic Mythology I’m a big fan of classic mythology. Greek gods really interest me, so I’m always up for a simple roleplay exploring the connections between Greek gods. (I really love the relationship between Hades and Persephone, but I’m also interested in Dionysus and Aphrodite, Ares and Aphrodite, and lots of other pairings.) If you’re also a Greek myth buff, this might be the roleplay for you! These don't tend to be super complicated and typically just explore pre-established myths. They can be a lot of fun, though!
Modern Horror I’m not going out of my way for this genre right now, but I’m most definitely interested in it! I like stories surrounding cults, paranormal activity, strange monsters, and body horror. Y’know... the good ole creepy stuff. Let’s get our scare on! This genre, of course, can be combined with others such as sci-fi, romance, etc. (What brings two people closer than a good spook? The answer is: nothing.) I will note, however, that I'm not a fan of graphic/unnecessary self-harm. That won't be included in any of my roleplays.
Fantasy I have written a ton of fantasy works, so I’m not really looking for anything related to fantasy. Nevertheless, I’m listing it here just in case I change my mind in the future and to show that it is a part of my repertoire. I tend to enjoy fantasy revolving around kings, queens, and all magical creatures in between. I love magic a ton. It’s always fun to explore a world you’ve created. If you have any cool fantasy ideas, let me know! I just don't have any right now that get me excited.
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FANDOM ROLEPLAYS I don't get to roleplay a lot as canon characters, so I'm really hoping that someone will be down to explore any of the following couples! Please keep in mind that I don't really enjoy canon/OC pairings. There are some exceptions, of course, but it has to make sense and feel natural.
The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for. The characters in italics/bold are the ones I would like to portray. My Google Doc may be more updated after this is posted with more characters, but there is no guarantee.
HARRY POTTER (❢)
ATTACK ON TITAN
HEATHERS
With this pairing, I do NOT want to romanticize Jason Dean’s character. He is clearly unstable and in the wrong. I just want to explore their dynamic.
THE HUNGER GAMES
DISNEY
---
Please do not be shy about messaging and asking me questions! I’m working on college applications, meaning I will not have all the free-time in the world, but I need a good roleplay to destress. Also, I still have a few months left where I’m considered a minor, so this will not include any explicit sexual content. Sorry about that!
Don’t be shy about asking for my Google Doc. I have more ideas listed alongside writing samples. I hope to hear from you soon!
(If you read this far, feel free to throw in your favorite song in your message.)
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2020.10.18 03:54 earthskore [F4A] I Have Lots of Muse and Lots of Ideas!

Hello! I’m Ellie. I’m a 17 y/o writer who wants to soak up all of her free time with a good old fashioned roleplay. I am looking for a romance roleplay on Discord, either fandom-related or original. I list some of my ideas/preferences below, and I have even more in a Google Doc that I'm happy to send to you.
I typically don't post all my plot ideas at once, but consider this a masterpost. I'm full of muse for a ton of different plots/fandoms and don't really have any major preferences. If you're a fun writer, we'll get along just fine.
I'm also super sorry that this is so long! I don't think there's a word limit on this sub, but I hope I'm not being overwhelming.
A bit about me: I value grammapunctuation over word count (Although long responses are amazing), I like to maintain an amicable relationship with my writing partners, and I am totally willing to share a writing sample with you if you want one. In turn, though, I may ask that you also send one. I want to make sure that our writing styles mesh so we can both have fun.
I prefer roleplaying FxF and MxF couples. I primarily gravitate towards roleplaying as a woman, but it varies depending on the plot. I also don't typically seek out MxM plots, but I'm open to them and have a few of my own that I'm interested in. Just because I don't always like MxM ships doesn't mean that you aren't allowed to suggest them. I'm just a little pickier.
---
ORIGINAL ROLEPLAYS Original meaning "not attached to any fandom," these plots are solely focused on our characters and whatever world we design. I'm not in a big fantasy world mood right now, but I'm willing to hear if you have any cool plots for one. I can't guarantee that I'll be down to roleplay it, but I'm all ears.
Below are some of my favorite concepts and settings! The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for.
Modern Romance The title is self explanatory. Give me the cliches! Maybe a love triangle? Enemies to lovers? Classic fanfiction tropes? I wanna get all excited over whatever couple we create! I’d love for it to be set in modern times, but I’m flexible and am willing to roleplay other settings if it’s enjoyable. Let’s just write the equivalent of an early 2000s fanfiction. The story can include supernatural elements, but the supernatural isn't the main focus.
Paranormal Romance (❢) These stories are specifically centered around some supernatural element. Whether it's ghosts, vampires, immortals, or fairies, there's always a lot of cool stuff to explore! I have a few ideas that I've had in mind for a while and have never really gotten to roleplay.
  1. (MxM) The first roleplay follows an immortal couple. Both of them will never die, but one is cursed to lose his memories every fifty years. The roleplay would follow the couple trying to help him regain his memories, then trying to break the curse.
  2. (FxF) The other roleplay would be about a girl who can see ghosts and falls in love with one. She ends up making an attempt at bringing the ghost back to life, and it's successful, but things start getting complicated. You can't just bring someone back from the dead and not have some consequences*.*
Both of these are super vague summaries, but I'm already using up way too much room in this ad. Lol. Message me for more info!
Modern Mythology This is a concept I’d love to explore. I’m a big mythology fan, so the idea of portraying either the Greek gods in modern times or their children is super appealing! I’d like to do an in-depth look into interpersonal relationships between characters, and I’d very much enjoy adding supernatural elements. It reminds me a bit of Percy Jackson, but I was never super into those books, so I’m not 100% sure.
Classic Mythology I’m a big fan of classic mythology. Greek gods really interest me, so I’m always up for a simple roleplay exploring the connections between Greek gods. (I really love the relationship between Hades and Persephone, but I’m also interested in Dionysus and Aphrodite, Ares and Aphrodite, and lots of other pairings.) If you’re also a Greek myth buff, this might be the roleplay for you! These don't tend to be super complicated and typically just explore pre-established myths. They can be a lot of fun, though!
Modern Horror I’m not going out of my way for this genre right now, but I’m most definitely interested in it! I like stories surrounding cults, paranormal activity, strange monsters, and body horror. Y’know... the good ole creepy stuff. Let’s get our scare on! This genre, of course, can be combined with others such as sci-fi, romance, etc. (What brings two people closer than a good spook? The answer is: nothing.) I will note, however, that I'm not a fan of graphic/unnecessary self-harm. That won't be included in any of my roleplays.
Fantasy I have written a ton of fantasy works, so I’m not really looking for anything related to fantasy. Nevertheless, I’m listing it here just in case I change my mind in the future and to show that it is a part of my repertoire. I tend to enjoy fantasy revolving around kings, queens, and all magical creatures in between. I love magic a ton. It’s always fun to explore a world you’ve created. If you have any cool fantasy ideas, let me know! I just don't have any right now that get me excited.
---
FANDOM ROLEPLAYS I don't get to roleplay a lot as canon characters, so I'm really hoping that someone will be down to explore any of the following couples! Please keep in mind that I don't really enjoy canon/OC pairings. There are some exceptions, of course, but it has to make sense and feel natural.
The ones with a “❢” are the ones I have the most muse for. The characters in italics/bold are the ones I would like to portray. My Google Doc may be more updated after this is posted with more characters, but there is no guarantee.
HARRY POTTER (❢)
ATTACK ON TITAN
HEATHERS
With this pairing, I do NOT want to romanticize Jason Dean’s character. He is clearly unstable and in the wrong. I just want to explore their dynamic.
THE HUNGER GAMES
DISNEY
---
Please do not be shy about messaging and asking me questions! I’m working on college applications, meaning I will not have all the free-time in the world, but I need a good roleplay to destress. Also, I still have a few months left where I’m considered a minor, so this will not include any explicit sexual content. Sorry about that!
Don’t be shy about asking for my Google Doc. I have more ideas listed alongside writing samples. I hope to hear from you soon!
(If you read this far, feel free to throw in your favorite song in your message.)
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2020.10.17 16:06 MatthweMetho [Into the world of corruption] - chapter 3

  1. Royal research and Magic of Knowledge
On the next day, she left before I woke up. She probably didn't know what to do in this situation. She would need some time to get past the confusion.
My training has begun before noon. I'm not an early bird, but is it my fault that no one woke me up?
It was like going back to school. Swordsmanship, hammer-wielding, archery, or even using a cane was not in my blood. Those masters were experts and knew that from the beginning. Nevertheless, I had to keep up with their spartan training. The method chosen to teach me was a short preparation with the current arm, and then the clash with one of their students. I was beaten fair and square, but I had no broken bones or bruises due to healing that followed the duels. I could barely move in the evening, and with the last bits of my strength, I took a bath and went to sleep.
The next day was the Spear, gauntlet, claw, halberd, and ax training. Unfortunately, with the same results. Someone even offered me a slingshot as an actual weapon. I don't think it will be useful unless I unlock a crazy critical-based skill. I don't believe standard weapons have something like that, but… This world is full of mystery.
On the break, Iyo brought me dinner. She was still a little mixed about the other night: mumbling, heavy breathing, and blushes on her cheeks. Just to be sure if she isn't coming down with something, I put my forehead against hers to measure her temperature, but everything seemed fine.
Later that day, I had a study in tactics that I find easy to understand but impossible to implement in actual combat. For example, commanding an army is very hard if you consider that one mistake could kill thousands of people. Even without that said mistake, hundreds would die. On the other hand, if you duel in close combat, then tactics are less important than reading your opponent and overall knowledge of their skills. Although this might be some sort of tactic, yet term practical improvisation suits it better…
On the third day, I had to learn about magic. Apparently, you need to have the necessary knowledge to access your mana. Well, this rule only applies to ordinary people, and heroes were an exception, thus stormed out without any second thought. Every living being has mana, some more, some less, but it's everywhere. Even in nature, all around. There are also natural sacred places that boost one's magic ability and mana, but that's not important for now.
I was led to a round room at the roof of the castle by two guards. Small auditorium with nine wooden platforms and a simple chair in the middle; I wonder what purpose this room has. The doors I went through seemed to be an entrance, yet it was only a back door. A couple of steps in, and I was standing near my tutor. An old man was sitting in a cozy chair in front of his desk, with a wardrobe to his right; he seemed busy writing something down, so I didn't bother him and just observed.
Long white hair standing astray and a beard wrapped around his neck like a scarf, he must be at least seventy. Knowledge is the key to power; maybe that's why he is still a master of the mages guild here. Dressed in long purple-grey robes, he immediately noticed my presence.
"Why are you creeping right next to me? Don't you have something to say?"
"I'm here to learn about magic. My name is Hideyoshi; I'll be in your care."
"Blah, blah, blah. I don't do lessons for newbies..." He took a look at me, curious by my unusual appearance; his left eye shone with a golden luminosity. "Hmm..."
"The King sent me here, so I thought that was planned before. If you don't have time now, maybe we can arrange it for another time."
"No, no, it's alright." His eye turned back to normal, green tint. "I do have some free time."
He showed me to the middle with a gesture and made me sit while he occupied the platform in front of me.
"There are seven core types of magic: fire, water, earth, wind, lightning, darkness, and light. Some of them can mix with your partner's magic power and create a different type in a child; some cannot. For example, if you mix the specimen "A" with fire and water affinity, with specimen "B" with light and earth. The result might be specimen "C" having either fire, water, magma, or holy affinity or something different not included in the calculation. May I add this is a sporadic occurrence? Probability is one in a thousand or so. This is also the reason breeding mages aren't very rewarding."
My professor seems to be a bit displeased with that. I can sense a bit of a mad scientist in him.
"To cast a spell, you need to decipher the ancient texts written in the magic language. Don't worry; your mana does it for you if you have it enough. Those writings are found all over the world, in runes, sacred temples, and chronicles. As one becomes more proficient in using them, he can recite them from memory or even create their own incantations. I think that's a little too much for you, though. Now! Let's see what you are good at! I'm very excited! Godly spirits that surround me! Let me peek in this soul's deepest parts and unfold his secrets! I've seen the power and bent it to my will! Divine sight!"
He cast a spell without any warning, and a glowing green ring appeared under my feet, emitting aquamarine and crimson sparks. As I was surrounded by a swarm of lights, a dark mold covered the runes left on the floor and extinguished the illuminations. With a blast of black waves, everything in the room was thrown against the walls except the Archmage, who stood tall with a light-blue force shield around him.
"Did it work? It looked strange."
"Bizzare indeed! Hahaha! It looks like darkness but not a glimpse of mana! Even demons have some but can't use it very well. Hahaha! Are you perfect for nothing?"
"Hey, Grandpa! Cut it out! What does it mean for me?"
"It's simple. You are the only being that I know of that has literally no, zero, null mana! Hahaha! Truly interesting and marvelous but… useless."
He told the last part in a serious tone. He seemed baffled and intrigued. I understand that my person must be fascinating to him, but why don't you mind my feelings a little…
"I guess I have to find my own way out of this mess."
"It seems that way, Useless-san. Hahahaha!"
"By the way, grandpa. I think you are an adequate person to ask."
"What's on your mind, Voidling? How can this old man help you?"
"I would like it if you could stop with those nicknames… Anyway, how about sending me back? Is it possible?"
"No, I don't think so… Unlike Heroes, who could be sent back all at once, you are somehow bound to this world. You are stuck here for a long time, Hollow-san! Hahaha!"
"I asked you to stop…"
That creative bastard! I'll show him, but… right now, even a simple peasant with basic training could best me. I wished, but the truth is I could be obliterated even by a child.
Going back to my chamber, I thought about my overall situation, discovering a quite pleasing fact. My overall health felt different. I had two days of heavy physical training and still pulled through. Did the teleportation have that effect? Or just the air here is purer.
(!)
Why? Did I suffer from an illness before?
As for today, the "research" was done, and the rest was up to me. Maybe I can look a little around and formulate some sort of a plan? I would really like to explore this world. Magic, demi-humans, demons, is there any place more perfect for me?
Anyway, the night passed by, and before I could even notice, it was already morning. Although all the information we acquired these past days confirmed my lack of strength, I had one more thing to do before I can leave. Namely, Gorou wanted me to see the demon heart tomorrow. It is said that with the powers of the Heroes, they can bring it into submission and see the exact date of the next "horde". And as I'm irregular, he was curious about what effect I might have on it.
Laying on the bed, I was going through my notes about magic. It is the thing that I was most excited about and yet, denied. I won't accept it!
Mana, magic tongue, chant, cast, darkness… By reading some of those ancient texts, I could learn a couple of spells, but it would be only a gibberish without mana. Maybe I can start by copying that crazy old guy? What did he say?
"Godly spirits that surround me! Let me peek in this soul's deepest parts and unfold his secrets! I've seen the power and bent it to my will! Divine sight!"
I saw a small movement in the air, but nothing more. As I thought, it's pointless. Maybe my lack of mana was the issue here, or I improperly learned the spell? Why can't it be as easy as in my world? Applying heat to the fuel in the presence of oxidant and combusting. You can generate heat from the energy of separate atoms. If there is something flammable nearby, it will catch fire if the temperature is high enough. I was fiddling with a candle in my hand while strange runic symbols appeared.
"Flame"
"Cost: Cold"
As I read it in my thoughts, the candle became lit. I think it skipped a couple of stages of the standard magic casting I was taught, but It was extraordinary for me nevertheless. About the cost… my hand got really cold and started to warm up after a couple of seconds. Does the power of the effect dictate the cost? Let's see…
This time I thought about covering the whole candle in flames and melting it and, precisely, that happened. Melted wax spilled on the sheets as the blaze enveloped my hand. Although the fire, I wasn't burned, instead my arm was freezing. The same as last time, the feeling went by rather quickly.
I need to test it further. This time with the smallest amount of power possible, I cast "flame" in rapid succession. This resulted in a slight chill that stayed for a couple of minutes. It seems that the effects don't stack, but time extends with every spell. I need to find something else to burn. The more information I have, the better.
In the time I was rummaging through the room Iyo came in with breakfast on the silver tray. Two muffin-like buns with butter on the side and something that looked like grapefruit cut in half? The inside was pink, but the pulp wasn't even remotely close to the thing I know. It resembled thick liquidized ham with onion bits. Is it even edible?
"Good morning Hero-sama, Did you sleep well? I brought you breakfast."
"Good morning Iyo. Yeah, I've slept well. Thank you."
"Are you looking for something, Hero-sama? If I could be of any assistance…"
"It's fine. I was just… testing something…"
Should I tell her about that? I still don't know what that power is, and taking this situation into account… Strange magic could be connected to the fiend that terrorizes this land in a blink of an eye. If it's just her, then it should be fine…
The tray was calling for me as I was in scientific fervor. I'm sure something can be done with it. I could melt it, but bringing it even close to a thousand degrees could be out of my range right now. Putting the dishes aside, I took it in my hands and fiddled with it a little, thinking about what to do.
"Hero-sama?"
"Hmm?"
"May I ask, what are you doing? Humufruts are better when eaten warm."
"Yeah, I will eat in a while, thanks. Want to see something cool? But you'll have to keep it a secret!"
The structure of the metals should be the same here as in my world. If I pump it full of energy, the atoms should be thrown into disarray and create an opening.
"Disintegration"
"Cost: Numbness"
With that, the tray started to disappear in the thin air. Iyo looked in amazement at me. I shook my hand a little, but it can't be helped. The feeling won't go away soon. If I could master this magic, I could create things out of nothing just by messing with atoms' numeric values. The power to bend the nature of the universe! That's more like it!
"W-w-what happened?" She stuttered
"Well, it looks like magic."
"Yeah, but how? Where is the chant? Where is the cast? What about mana? I thought Hero-sama didn't have any. Eh?"
So the word about me being useless spread fast…
"First of all, Hideyoshi. Don't call me something I'm not. And about the spell, I used the form of magic that was present back in my world. We call it science, but here it works a little differently."
It's still early, maybe we can go to the town to look around a little. As I'm a King's guest, I should be able to buy a couple of things that would prove useful to me. Gorou gave me a pouch with an amount close to a hundred silver coins. If the concept is the same as in the games I played, then one silver coin should be worth a hundred copper coins. I don't know the prices here yet, but I hope it will suffice.
"Hey, Iyo. Do you know this town?"
"Unfortunately, Hero-sa… "
I glared in her direction.
"I meant Hideyoshi-sama. I know of this town very little, and I'm afraid I'm not going to be of any use…"
She looked down with eyes full of sorrow. Sure, being a demi-human in a human supremacy country must be hard. Taking into consideration, she is also a slave… She rarely leaves the castle.
"Don't concern yourself. Even a little knowledge is better than none. I would be grateful if you could show me around."
"I will do my best to meet Hero's expectations."
We will have to work on that a lot. To be truthful, I don't believe I'm a hero in this world. As much as I would like to help everyone and have a fantastic tale of adventures and great deeds sung by the people, the real heroes are already on the way to glory. With Legendary Weapons in hands while I have a power of imagination… Maybe I will become one, but that has to be proven first; now, those are just empty words.
I ate cold humufruit with bread, and we went out. The significant settlement built around a castle split into three districts. First was in the center with a castle and barracks. Dedicated mostly for the military, training of the knights, and magic university… Nothing really to see except the fort that we left behind.
Next is the Noble area, mansion on a mansion. People with the most influence live here. There is also a high amount of expensive shops for jewelry and clothes. You can feel the splendor in the air, but for some reason, there is also something sour, like rotting compost. Probably because of my impression of the ones I know so far.
Third and the largest part is for regular citizens and adventurers. Smiths, magic shops, alchemists, and herbalists; this amount of shops attracts adventurers to the capital. A market full of exotic fruits, vegetables, and goods, is as crowded as one would expect. There should be an adventurers guild somewhere close to it, but I don't really have any intention of going there right now.
We walked around the last area most of the day. I enjoyed our stroll. We went to the apothecary first to get some necessary equipment and books to learn how to make medicines. Next is herbalist, where I bought a book about vegetations in this world. It all cost about seventy silvers, I think. Expensive, but I'll make fair use of it. Perhaps I should buy some combat gear, but I can do it when I decide to leave the town. What type of equipment would I use? Plate armor would restrain me a fair bit, and I'm not precisely a mage, so would I benefit from robes?
The sun was starting to set when we got through the gates. We sat down on a small hill just before the walls. A beautiful sight, Iyo was filling herself with. She indeed does not have many things to appreciate in her current state, well, at least to this point. I'm going to change it soon, and then the world!
"Thank you for today, Iyo. You helped me a lot!"
"I'm only fulfilling my master's wishes."
"Maybe that is true. Still, I'm grateful. The last three days were a pain, and nothing worked out so far… "
I looked down at my feet. My magic break-through was a great thing, but still… Fear of the unknown, I guess…
"Don't worry about it. I will do my best to save this world, this way or another."
"I think that hero-sa… Um, I mean, Hideyoshi-sama is a good person. Caring about the world and its people that he doesn't even know. If it's Hideyoshi-sama, I'm sure he can do it. And for that reason, I will do my best to help!"
I stood up and stroked her hair. I have never seen her with a smile so bright as now. I know her only for four days, but it feels like forever.
"Now then, let's go back. It's getting dark."
In the room, I took off my clothes and prepared to sleep. When I lay in bed, I saw Iyo walking in dressed in the same brown cover from the second night.
"You know you don't have to do it anymore, right?"
"I… Right… Good night, Hideyoshi-sama."
"Good night."
Good grief. Iyo left the room with a strange expression on her face. Being a slave is tough, but while she is my maid, I guess it will be okay. Later I will try to persuade the king to "lend" her to me as a companion on my adventures, thus setting her free. And then what? Will she be okay on her own in this country? Or rather, will she leave? I think it's up to her to decide.
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2020.10.17 05:51 myrishfire He Dreams of Lions

He Dreams of Lions
"I'm the pirate king!" Young Embar proclaimed over his cobblestone court, with a mock sword, more like a glorified stick, tucked in his father's old leather belt. The Lyseni tutor next door, Daraxones, only taught him the names of dead men, languages and mathematics. Boring shit. The boy couldn't wait to learn sword fighting proper, like one of the roving men from Braavos clad in black.
Embar Jēnenson sat on a wall and let his legs dangle over the edge. He was small for a ten-year-old boy and deeply tanned from the sun, indistiguishable from a street rat if not for the traditional golden bulla around his neck. All boys in Myr wore them until they became men to ward off evil spirits. But any adult that looked at him for more than a few minutes could see past that and sense the air of neglect he carried; a face pinched from not quite enough food, scrapes and bruises on his arms that couldn't all be accidental.
His father's villa was located in the Topaz District though they were a family of common blood. The pack of half dozen boys he ran with all came from places dirtier and lower. A natural leader Embar commanded them with the toy one of his father’s business partners had given him. Their mission: knocking over animals in the market in their tiny cages and pelting old men with stolen fruit. It was an even jollier good time for the Myrish youth to harass slaves, knock their burdens from their arms or throw rocks at them because they couldn't fight back. A few girls were in their pack so if things went bad they could simper and cry.
"If you see anyone from Lys, give them a good whack, your Majesty.” One of the six scruffy boys who went by the name of Rang commented, kicking at the pigeon he had shot with his slingshot. The thing fluttered pathetically in the dirt. "When my little brother disappeared, it was the Lyseni that got 'em. "
"He ran away on a ship, he did." insisted another of the boys.
"it's no matter what's true, they do the same thing to little boys on ships." Another one of the boys told Rang, joining in on the pigeon-stomping.
Laughing ferociously they saved the poor thing's skull for last.
When he wasn’t being a nuisance or leading others to cause a ruckus Embar would go down to the biggest dock in the entire city. He went there not to watch the ships go out but the pirates come in. They were so much more fascinating than any of the city's nobilty, so much more... shiny. He’d seen a she-pirate with long gilded fingernails shaped into talons and a black-skinned man with pants entirely covered in coloured feathers.
Bored of the bird the boys started off in a cluster to go and try to steal some Myrish firewine or beer. Last time they'd gotten their hands on some wine they'd all tried a slurp and then fallen alseep in a heap. Amongst the spicesellers, the red priests, and even a fearsome pair of Unsullied Embar thought he recognized a hooded figure- too late, his father's concubine spotted her stepson and sent her fish-carrying guards after him.
"Where have you been?!" Vorira Hestah, the grumpiest of his father's concubines, snapped as the two burly men seized Embar by the collar of his shirt and wrist.
"Gerroff-"
"Masters Vonto and Hespeth are coming for dinner and your father wants you there-"
Embar spat when she said 'your father', causing the woman to slap him so hard it made his teeth rattle.
"No respect, for the man that feeds you, gives you a roof and clothes. If I had my way we'd have given you to the red temple to be a soldier or worse."
On their route back they passed a vertiable parade of crossbowman streaming down the road. The men and occasional woman were instantly set upon by various craftsmen hawking gloves that gave a better grip, bolts that were lighter and flew faster.
There were high walls surrounding the compound of red tile roof and stucco walls. Olive trees painstakingly maintained by slaves created shade and flowered vines made the air cloyingly sweet in spring. A naked woman made of marble cavorted in fountain along with an obese baby. In other words, it would have been a peaceful home if the man that owned it had chosen to make it so.
Case in point as Embar, Vorira and the two guards entered a woman was weeping from one of the open windows on the second floor. His father's concubines were Vorira, Erinora and Mirza. The only one he'd been anything bordering on close to was Orara. The brown-haired woman from Qohor had given him a kitten and held his hand when they went to the market... but she disappeared when Jēnen found out she had gotten with child. When Embar, six at the time, was serving his father and the women food that week the fare was extra luxurious.
When the polished wooden gates were opened for them he half-hoped to see Daraxones waiting for him, to whisk him away. The old slave was really the only person in the world who cared for him. Perhaps a lifetime of being treated like property was what motivated the man to make sure the same fate didn't befall the little boy next door when he had the birth advantage. No, through his lessons and teaching Embar languages, history, mathematics and court manners Daraxones was determined to keep him from falling through the cracks.
Embar's father and his associates were set up in the atrium with refreshments. The most comely slaves of their household stood obediently by with fans and refreshment.
"Quit bothering us, bastard boy." Jēnen was almost as fat as the chaise he lounged upon and his fingers dripped with jewels. Surrounding him were two of his regular business partners, a Pentoshi and a Lyseni man, the Lyseni being prone to trying to treat Embar like one of his little slave boys from time to time.
Just arriving Embar already made to leave them but his toy sword knocked over the pedestal that held his father's flagon of wine and bowl of grapes, making the other man sigh with annoyance. He channeled his rage into a sharp whack of his ebonwood cane to the back of Embar's knees that knocked his son flat. The boy hit the cool stone floor with a jolt and tears burned in his eyes.
Embar retreated to the room of the villa that was his and curled up on the bed, crying into the threadbare blanket. His knees were bleeding from where he'd fallen and they throbbed with every heartbeat. He had a few toys typical of Myrish youth: board games, books and little painted mechanical soldiers. A wicker chair was in the otherwise spartan room along with a few other things fit for a boy of his age. He'd stopped playing with toys ages ago once he started roaming the street in search of activities more dangerous.
He'd given up on hoping that someone would ever sing for him when he was sick or hurt, as the people that were supposed to do it were sick and often the ones that hurt him.
When Jēnen let Embar be his son was irregular. Most days he ate with the household slaves and wore little better than them, working the same long hours in one of his father's warehouses. It looked like today he was allowed to be part of the family, for now scrunched under him on the bed was a starched white tunic. Curious about what kind of food they'd be having he scrubbed his face in an actual mirror and tamed his raven-coloured hair with a comb of bronze. It would have been ragged and shoulder-length like a girl's if Daraxones hadn't seen to it. There was an angry red welt on his cheek where the woman had hit him. Such was the origin of the marks on his arm that weren't the result of street scuffles. At least his father tried making him look loved; there were also brand-new sandals in the room, leather encrusted with semiprecious stones.
The quasi- drunk voices wafted from the triclinium. "His mother was a Dornish princess that I seduced on her own wedding night. The slut chose me, me! Over whatever lord she was meant to bed." Every time he told the story it became more and more.... 'impressive' to whatever rich men he had over for dinner. In truth his son had been told that his mother was a loose, teenaged Essos fetishist that had been looking for a way to spite her family after they made her an undesirable match.
"Prepare to be a grandfather in the next ten years or so." The perverse Pentoshi shoveled a large forkful of lamb drizzled with a thick creamy sauce into his mouth. "You know what they say about bastards in Westeros."
None of them seemed at all concerned that they were speaking like this about a young, innocent child. The Lyseni glanced over at the boy as if he were another thing on the table. "He could use a little fattening up… then I could put him in one of my pleasure houses. I'd send him back to entertain your guests once his best days are behind him." Again, this was a boy they were talking about as if he were a horse. "You also wouldn't have to worry about bastards then. You see, it's just a little cut.."
Embar nearly choked on the eel he was taking a bite out of when he felt the clammy hand of the Lyseni on his knee, surely meaning to climb up his thigh. With not a moment of hesitation the boy jammed his fork as hard as he could into the man's hand. The perfumed man screeched and his ridiculous tiara fell off. "You little fucker!"
For good measure Embar picked up the man’s polished plate and slung it into his powdered face with all his strength. Blood spurted over the table and over the glorious food, making his father roar with fury. The ebon wood stick came whistling through the air but his son dodged.
He bolted down the road, bejeweled leather sandals slapping on the streets. He only stopped when he saw the unsullied walk by, guarding some fancy lady's litter. Myr was as alive at night, but not as alive as he only remaining refuge, the sea.
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