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2012.03.25 14:29 CrudOMatic Shit my Toilet Says

Slavishly serving up nuggets of ridiculous bullshit, spewn forth from my horrendously polite and correct porcelain god from beyond the grave of the stars - Commodeus. Then, some cookies and punch. The blood and teeth flavored kind.

2023.03.26 23:21 buhoo115 Flaming BBQ grill in brick or China buffet in Hazlet?

My buddies and I were all looking for another buffet spot near us like the Grand China buffet in Eatontown. I saw there’s one in hazlet but a lot of the reviews aren’t too great, and one in brick which are a little better but it’s about a 15 min more drive to get there. Which do you think is better? Or have any different choices?
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2023.03.26 23:14 Craftex101 (Ragnarok: Pandora) Chapter 34: Icarus and The Plan

(Ragnarok: Pandora) Chapter 34: Icarus and The Plan
Ra’s eyes widen as he hears Tyr accept Wukong’s deal for a break. “Tyr! What is the meaning of this? I would like you to kill him. He is weakened is he not? Do. Your. Duty,” He demands and Tyr scoffs.
“I already said that I have little interest in Ragnarok. Wukong has proven himself a worthy opponent. So I will fight him at his best, whether that means I must wait for an hour. A day. A week. A year. Does not matter to me. I have plenty of time. But know this: When we fight, I will best him. It is that simple.”
Ra taps his staff. “That is NOT how this works! Heimdall. Explain,” He glares at Heimdall making the announcer shiver seeing Ra staring at him.
“W-well… there… is no set time limit. A-and it is my duty to… be perfectly neutral. So I cannot say anything except… this is entirely within the rules of Ragnarok,” He says and the gods all erupt in anger.
“THAT’S BULLSHIT!” “Get a move on!” “Kick that Monkey’s ASS!” “We’re not here to WASTE our time!”
Wukong picks his ear a bit. “And like I said before. If you’ve got a problem with it. Come down here and MAKE ME move!”
Tyr nods. “And this time, you will have to contest with me as well. Go ahead,” Suddenly the gods all start to murmur amongst each other. “Thought so. So how long do you plan to stall, Monkey King?”
Wukong shrugs. “Till I get bored, then we fight and I’ll show you some new tricks,”
“Sounds good with me,”
Izanagi grips the ends of his throne. “That monkey! He DARE waste our time!?”
Yu Huang heartedly chuckles. “Thus is the nature of Wukong. There is nothing to be done. Say… while they relax, what say you three to a trip to the Jade Palace for some tea and food? If you wish”
Izanami claps. “My that sounds just lovely!” She glares down at the arena. “We will hopefully return to something more exciting.”
Yu Huang strokes his beard. “I have quite the expensive Oracle-sphere so we can watch from there as well if you so wish,”
Tsukuyomi stands and gently hands Yu Huang his white drake back. “I would rather watch it in person. I can learn much from these two, I believe, uncle,” Yu Huang picks the drake up, setting it on Tsukuyomi’s shoulder and it nuzzles his head. “This is not… Very well,” He pokes it’s nose and it sneezes a little white flame.
Ra looks over at the Shinto trio and Yu Huang leaving. “How droll. Osiris,”
Osiris leans forward. “Yes, lord Ra?”
Ra leans on his fist. “We are leaving. Take me to the Duat,” Osiris nods and Ra’s servants pick up his throne to carry him away. “I will not forget this, Tyr. I am Ra. You do not simply deny ME,” He mutters.
-In the Akashic Records-
Pandora and Icarus suddenly feel the entire arena shake and Pandora grabs hold of Icarus’ wing to steady herself. “Whaaaa!?! W-what was THAT!?” She cries out and Icarus looks around, tapping a button on the records bringing up the arena.
“It’s… the fight it seems? Wait… isn’t that…?”
Pandora nods excitedly. “The guy who watched Sun Tzu and Hachiman’s fight with us! Wukong! He seemed SUPER strong!”
Icarus nods. “Yeah… he went to ANNOY Ra afterwards… who does that?”
“Someone strong!” She looks to Icarus with sparkling eyes. “Then we’ve got PLENTY of time to come up with a great plan!”
Icarus blushes slightly seeing her look so excitedly at him. “Y-yeah. A great plan… I guess… we should think of who we want to fight each match going forward… right?”
Pandora looks up at her roster with a nod. “Yes.
- Saito Musashibo Benkei
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Ivar Ragnarsson
- Muhammad Ali
- Sun Tzu
- Arthur Pendragon
- Ichiko
- Erich Hartmann
- Blackbeard
- Harry Houdini
- Adolf Hitler
- Dante Alighieri
- Icarus
“Let’s start with… you!” Pandora points to Icarus after looking over her roster and Icarus almost jumps back.
“M-me!? Why me!?”
“Well… you’re right here. If you had to choose who you’d fight… who do you think you’d stand the best chance against!?”
Icarus looks over the available gods. Thoth, Michael, Tsukuyomi, Sobek, Yu Huang, and Fenrir and… he knows he’s on there as well. “I guess if I had to say… Sobek. My partial flight and general nimbleness should… work well against him,” He says, trailing off slightly knowing he’s just lying to her. He’s not going to fight anyone of the gods after all.
Pandora nods. “Alright sounds good! Then we can allocate our powerhouse to someone else… I’d say… Fenrir! Come on let’s go ask!” She grabs Icarus’ arm and they rush off.
“O-oi hey! Where are we going!?” He frantically asks stumbling a bit before getting his bearings. She’s so excited…
“We’re going to see our power-house! BENKEI!”
“Benkei…?” Icarus is not familiar but soon enough they stop in front of a door with an ornate japanese Torii-gate around it and a wood carving that appears to be in the shape of a bridge with cherry blossoms around it. “This is his door?” Icarus looks up. “Isn’t this a little…” He measures the door to himself. “Huge? What kind of person is this Benkei?”
Pandora grins and tries pushing the door open. “He’s… hnnnnnn… a monk.”
“A MONK!?” Icarus angrily grits his teeth. “You picked a person from a group known for being peaceful… to fight?” He helps her push the door open nonetheless and as it budges the door they step into a large outdoors-like area with a small temple at the back and a zen-garden aesthetic. There are TONS of people here from all kinds of time periods. Some working on the zen-garden after the shake, feeding the koi fish, sweeping and others are meditating. “Which one… is Benkei?” Icarus asks and Pandora points to the small shrine at the back of the room. In front of it is an incense burner burning some incense and in front sits a man, presumably Benkei, crossed legs seemingly meditating. He’s wearing a large monk’s robe which is white at the top and black at the bottom and a bit of armor over it. His hair is black and short, held in a tight bun.
“Excuse us! Can we speak with Benkei for a bit?” Pandora calls out stepping inside, feeling glaring eyes on her. But… only for a moment. The next everyone moves out of the way in almost… odd unison. “Huh…?” She has never gotten THAT reaction before!
Icarus steps forward towards him when he doesn’t respond. “I think he’s sleeping?” He closes in. “Heeeey?”
Suddenly the man opens his eyes. “Benkei was not sleeping. Benkei was thinking,” Icarus jumps back as he stands. Sitting down Icarus was easily taller but… why does he keep rising?! Icarus gulps as Benkei stands in front of him, nearly four heads taller than Icarus. A MASSIVE man. He didn’t really notice when he looked at his simple clothing but… he’s BIG. REALLY big. Both in height AND muscle. “What may Benkei help you with? Benkei is busy with many things.”
Icarus takes a few steps back to stand next to Pandora. “Wow… you’re… really big,”
Benkei crosses his arms. “You heard Benkei was a monk, and underestimated him, did you not? Then allow Benkei to answer in kind!” He holds out his arm, raising his foot and stomping the ground. “Strike Benkei with all your might! Benkei shall not fall!” He yells as the whole room practically shakes and Icarus takes a small step back again. All the people inside cheer in unison briefly before getting back to work.
“N-no that’s… I’m good. I take it back. This guy is… a good choice,” He says, a bit surprised that Pandora would choose someone THIS strong. He doesn’t even have to fight this man to know.
Pandora excitedly jumps around Benkei. “It’s so cool to finally meet you! You’re even bigger than your stories make you out to be!” Benkei picks Pandora up and laughs.
“Buwahaha! Benkei is glad to meet you as well! Now what do you need from Benkei at this moment?”
Icarus steps forward. “Well we were making a plan. And we were wondering if there’s any particular god you’d prefer to fight?” They show Benkei the list of choices Ra has made.
“Hmmm… Benkei does not particularly care whom he will battle. Benkei will never fall. That is all. But if you must create a proper strategy like this for ALL of us Einherjar, we suggest you go ask Sun Tzu. When it comes to tactics he will be able to help much more so than Benkei,” Benkei says and Pandora pokes her lips.
“Alright. Can we just hang around for a bit. Your room is so… relaxing,”
“Benkei cannot tell you what to do. Only suggest. Benkei will go back to thinking. Do not worry about the others. They will not stand in your way. Benkei has ensured it,” Benkei looks to Icarus and briefly narrows his eyes. “Hmpf…” He sits back down and almost instantly falls into the trance he was in when they arrived.
Pandora grabs Icarus’ hand. “Icarus… walk with me?” She asks and the two take a stroll through Benkei’s zen garden, which seems to already be back in pristine condition after the shaking from Wukong’s God-crushing Spear, all of the workers moving out of their way when they approach.
Except one they bump against, who quickly lowers his straw kasa. “Oh. So sorry. Let me get out of your way,” The monk says quickly stepping aside, Icarus looking curiously after him as he walks towards the middle square.
“Icarus…” Pandora starts looking a little nervous, fidgeting with her hands a bit. “You’ve been acting a bit weird for a while now. And I’m sorry,”
Icarus’ eyes widen. “You’re… sorry?”
“It’s because… you don’t think I’m cut out for this isn’t it?”
“That’s… that’s not it. It’s something else. I’d… rather not talk about it. But… why do you think you’re not cut out for this?”
“I dunno… because… Ivar and Ali… they’re gone… because of me. I chose them. And they lost. W-when Raijin showed up at the gym…” Tears start forming in her eyes. “Shouldn’t I have realized Ali would lose!? Isn’t that what… what Brunhilde would’ve seen!?” She asks and Icarus looks down at her confused.
“Hey hey… You couldn’t have done anything differently! Raijin and Cthulhu were just… too strong,”
Pandora nods. “Yeah… but even with Sun Tzu… I wasn’t really in charge there… he chose himself. So… only Beethoven came out on top because of me,”
Icarus nods. “Yeah and… what a win that was. R-right!?” He’s not entirely sure why he’s trying to cheer her up.
Pandora sobs a little. “I just want to save humanity. I love them so much. They’re always moving forward, always challenging themselves… always dreaming of such grand things, trusting each other with their ambitions. The gods… can’t DO that.”
Icarus takes a deep breath, looking to the sky. “Yeah… humans will do whatever it takes to protect the ones they care about. Carry those people’s dreams on their back,”
They stop in front of a koi-pond brimming with carps. “...”
“...” There is a silent comfort in the air now. Pandora has wiped away her last tears and Icarus looks at her cute face as she looks down at the fish swimming around. He looks down as well and suddenly his wing folds out and wraps around her a bit. “You’re doing just fine, Pandora. Benkei is a great choice,” He adds and Pandora grabs his wing with a sniffle, holding it in front of her mouth.
“Y-you mean it?” Icarus blushes and swiftly retracts his wing to cover his own face.
“I do. Now… come on. We have to go see Sun Tzu right?” He asks and Pandora nods as they head out.
Pandora waving at Benkei. “G-goodbye for now, Mister Benkei! We will be sure to contact you when your turn comes!”
“Benkei is always ready,” One of the gardeners says as they leave. He tips down his cap over his face and walks through the main area towards the shrine. “Oh Benkeeeeeeeeei,” he says, Benkei opening his eyes. “What did you think of that Icarus boy? Strange huh?”
Benkei opens his eyes. “You… are not one of us,” He says and the gardener looks a little shocked. “Identify yourself, or Benkei will strike you down,” He says as the others all turn in unison rather eerily to glare at the monk who looks shocked.
“Wha!?” His shock turns into a chuckle. He flicks the robes off, standing in his white suit. It’s Houdini. “How’d a guy like you figure THAT out, I wonder,”
Just as fast as the group of monks had turned to glare, do they go back to their work. “You are Harry Houdini. What do you need from Benkei?”
Harry smirks. “I’m going to the library to read a book. I need someone big and strong to help with the heavy lifting,”
Harry twirls his staff around. “Oh? You can’t do it?”
Benkei stands and is handed a giant Naginata as tall as him. “Lead the way then.”
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2023.03.26 22:47 StepwiseUndrape574 Rockstar's GTA 5 Remaster For Xbox Series X And PS5 Gets A Confirmed Release Date

We now have an official launch date for the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 remasters of Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5). Rockstar announced this morning in a blog that the remaster will arrive on November 11th, which is nearly six months away. While GTA 5 runs and still looks good on the newest consoles (if you can get one), there’s still plenty of room for improvement to take advantage of the hardware capabilities of these Ryzen 3000/RDNA 2-fueled gaming beasts. To that end, Take-Two boss Stauss Zelnick explained in early March that making a simple port just isn’t in Rockstar’s DNA when it comes to games.
“We’ve done [remastering] differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on,” said Zelnick at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. “So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements.
Play “I’m confident that Rockstar is going to deliver just a great experience, but you can’t do that if you’re just doing a simple port.”
Rockstar says that in addition to the visual enhancements, the GTA 5 remaster will also have “new features and more” that Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 gamers can enjoy. “Plus, in honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto III, we’ll have even more fun surprises to share — including some specifically for GTA Online players,” Rockstar added.
GTA 5 has enjoyed a relatively long period of success and user engagement in the world of video games. The game initially launched in 2013 at the tail end of the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation and flourished with the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 families.
While the GTA 5 single-player campaign was praised for its gameplay, strong characters, and deeply engaging story, the game has really thrived thanks to its online components: GTA Online. GTA Online has become a cash cow for Take-Two, and Rockstar has understandably introduced continual updates to keep it fresh.
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2023.03.26 22:38 GiacomoAprile Isitbullshit: Starting a business, donating, or spending money for the “tax write-off.”

This never made sense to me. I understand writing off expenses. I understand tax deductions. But I don’t get how someone saves any money in the grand scheme by doing one of these for the tax write-off.
For example: Andrew works as a stock broker and makes $150k a year. He decides to open a restaurant for the tax write-off. His total loss (profits-deductions) on the restaurant during the first year is $75k. He writes off 75k during tax time and his taxable income is 75k from the selling stocks.
He lost 75k on the restaurant and still owes (less, but still). This is a worse case scenario all around.
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2023.03.26 22:36 bananas_and_papayas I managed to get on the podium with Mercedes in our first season - was wondering how other people in the first season of Mercedes saves are getting on?

Picked up F1 Manager during a Playstation Store sale not too long ago and had a lot of fun with it so far. Decided to start a career as Mercedes to see if I could arrest the decline and try and get back ahead of Red Bull and Ferrari.
Fast forward to Round Six and things are looking OK. We're achieving P5 and P6 nearly every race (the driver order switches around sometimes but Hamilton generally places higher than Russell) with upgrades coming through, but so far Ferrari and Red Bull are still placing higher than us.
Then in Spain, we get a lucky break. Sainz crashes during Q2 and Hamilton is able to qualify in fourth, our highest grid position so far this season. When the race starts, I'm fighting the Red Bulls for the podium spots and an opportunistic lunge allows me to overtake Perez into P3. I hold on to it for a while, while Russell mops up behind me. At one stage, while everyone around us is pitting, he makes it into P2, but it doesn't last long before he pits himself.
Unfortunately, Red Bull's superiority on track starts to shine through. Russell drops off the pace and Hamilton is pushed back into P4. Leclerc leads, with Perez second and Verstappen third. We need a miracle - a late safety car, red flag, Red Bull crash, anything really.
Then, with about seven laps to go, Verstappen locks up and goes off the track, so through goes Hamilton. By the time Verstappen sorts himself out, we're about 6.5 seconds up the road, but I'm glancing over my shoulder the whole time. We can't risk pushing our tires or fuel, as both are on their last legs. Meanwhile, Verstappen has started making up ground, an inexorable force heading towards us. The lap count goes up, and the times go down. 5 seconds, then 4, then 3. By the time the last lap starts, he's under two and going all out. All I can do is hope Lewis brings it home. Leclerc crosses the line in first. Perez takes second. I watch as Hamilton rounds the final few corners, and crosses the line. Max follows, just 1.2 seconds behind at the end. But it's enough. Thanks to a fortuitous turn of events, I've got on the podium, which I didn't expect would happen this early in the season. It definitely out did our performance in the next grand prix at Monaco, where Hamilton and Russell finished fifth and sixth respectively (and almost a minute behind Sainz in fourth).
Sorry for the long-winded story, but it was definitely one of the best experiences I've had on this game and I wanted to share it. I'd be interested to hear any similar tales from people on this subreddit, as well as tips about how to close the gap in the first season and hopefully target race wins. Thanks for reading!
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2023.03.26 22:35 whovianHomestuck Day 10: Playing Deus Ex For The First Time

I actually left a lot of people alive today. Bots started becoming more common, and I want to conserve my GEP rockets, so I wouldn't go on my typical killing sprees if a bot was active in the area.
I took the elevator down from the rooftop in Paris, and used regeneration to tank the radiation in that one room. After fighting some Greasels in the tunnels, I popped up in the middle of a street and fought a few commandos. Afterwards, I spoke to a salesman who said he could sell me GEP rockets at a discount if I eliminated some MJ12 troops. I never ended up getting enough money for them, but I left him alive anyways just in case.
I hopped into the catacombs. There weren't any bots in here, so I looted the nanokey to proceed off of Chad's corpse, grabbed another key to the sewers, and made my way through there. I blew up the locked sewer manhole because the unlocked one put me in a very disadvantageous position. After sneaking past the bots & guards and raiding what I think was some kind of restaurant, I ran across the street right in front of a bot to the club. This club had no bots, but it did have a mission target. Nicolette let me outside and had Jock chopper us to a Chateau. I went into the Chateau through the back and unlocked the cellar using a lockpick. However, it took me a full sweep of the entire house to realize that the mission objective was in the cellar. I then went into the sewers and popped out near the cathedral.
I entered the street, not by blowing up the gate, but by stacking boxes - something I hadn't done in a long time. I used a security computer to disable the large robot and fought the commandos and troops blocking the way to the cathedral. I blew up the medium-sized security bot to the right and climbed the trellis to get in through the skylight. There were no bots inside, so I could safely use as much violence as I wanted. After going on a sweep of the area, I found some more rockets inside a vault, and made my way to the computer room. After establishing an uplink, I made my way to the metro station, blowing up one more robot along the way.
As soon as Toby took me to Everett's house, I stabbed both him and the maid. In here, I also had the opportunity to level up regeneration to the max - my first maxed-out augmentation. I spoke to Alex and he told me that Tong didn't trust Everett. Everett seemed to suggest that I could possibly side with the Illuminati after the MJ12 situation was taken care of. I then went to the helipad and killed the mechanic, not even realizing that he had set up us the bomb. After defusing it, Jock took me to the Vandenberg base.
At Vandenberg, I continued my tradition of stabbing everything as long as it wouldn't get me noticed by a bot; I've basically turned the combat a first-person hack-and-slash by this point. I navigated my way through the base, stumbling upon a room filled with electrified water. After carefully navigating the platforms and slipping a few times, I discovered that all it contained was an aug canister I couldn't use (I had all my slots filled) and a security panel that had all the exact same options as a security panel I had hacked earlier. I then started looking for the override panels. I found one after confronting some guards on the outside of the building, and found the other after getting lost for a few minutes. I then stopped for the day, leaving the task of opening the bay doors for next time.
Edit: Realized I forgot to talk about the Gunther fight. After multiple attempts trying to kill him before he started talking, I decided to just fight him normally. He went down in two hits, and I spent the next minute or so with regeneration on waiting to stop being on fire.
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2023.03.26 22:28 DeFy_DC (Re)Booking WrestleMania 39

(Re)Booking WrestleMania 39
Let's just get this out of the way, this is a fantastic WrestleMania card this year. I'm looking forward like 10 matches this year compared to 3/4 last year. I think they've really knocked it out of the park with the build, a variety of storylines that fans are invested in and potential to create new stars. With that being said, I don't think the build has been perfect, and I've got some changes, some more drastic than others, which I think would make for one of the best WrestleManias of all time. Without further ado, let's get into it. (7 matches on each night, with one 'impromptu' match on Night Two).

Night One
'Welcome to WrestleMania!'
After doing the media rounds in the lead-up to the event, The Miz kicks off the show, running through the card and hyping up the fans for the grandest stage of them all. He begins to spout egotistical revelations, claiming how he is the biggest star in Hollywood, etc etc. He is then interrupted.
'It would not be a WrestleMania in Hollywood without the most electrifying man in all of Sports Entertainment!' The Rock makes a grand entrance at the show of shows, emerging onto the stage and making his way down to the ring. The Miz demands for The Rock's music to be stopped after he has done his top rope pose. The Miz calls back to WrestleMania 27, and states that back in Atlanta, The Rock stole Miz's WrestleMania moment in the main event. The Rock responds, does all of his traditional promo work, berating The Miz. The host claims that this time round, he is not going to let The Rock steal his WrestleMania moment. He approaches The Rock, who decks him with a Rock Bottom, gets the fans in the mood, happy WrestleMania.
Night One Match One: John Cena vs Austin Theory
Now The Rock has got the crowd's energy up, we need to capitalize on it. And so, while The Rock is posing in the ring, John Cena's music hits. The announcement that this match would open the show is never made, it's simply kept as a surprise, so the crowd go nuts when John Cena's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He stares down The Rock (just for some mainstream media appeal) he shakes hands with him before The Rock leaves and Cena prepares for his match with Austin Theory, who gets huge boos.
You may notice, this match is not for the United States Championship. Instead, Cena does something quite devious, he costs Theory the United States Title in the Elimination Chamber, appearing from under the cage as Peacemaker and decking Theory with an AA. Peacemaker hits the 'You Can't See Me' pose before leaving the Chamber, allowing Damian Priest to win the title (this replaces the Logan/Seth segment in the match). Prior to Elimination Chamber, Theory got into a habit of using dirty tactics by means of retaining the championship, Cena calls Theory a disgrace to the lineage of the championship he holds close to his heart, and of course these two play off the whole dream match proposal.
The real life build proves that this match doesn't really need the United States Championship. Although the midcard titles are more important than they were last year, Cena/Theory still feels bigger than the title as a match. They have enough material for the build to not need the title, I like it as a standalone singles dream/grudge match.
The match itself focuses on Cena harnessing the energy of the amped up crowd to get into the head of Theory, who looks to prove himself on the big stage after a turbulent year. They share offence, have some crazy near falls. Cena kicks out of an A-Town Down, and Theory wins using the Attitude Adjustment, his new finisher. Theory wins clean, after the match, Theory and Cena don't shake hands, rather Cena gives a nod of acknowledgement to Theory.
Austin Theory def. John Cena (16:23)
Night One Match Two: Montez Ford vs Damian Priest (c) for the United States Championship
Despite Montez Ford's efforts, he was not able to defeat Damian Priest in the Elimination Chamber after Austin Theory had been eliminated, despite the crowd getting behind Ford in the intense duel that took place. Following the Elimination Chamber, Ford works and rallies for a second shot at the title, to which Priest doesn't grant, claiming Ford had his chance. Angelo Dawkins is in support of his tag team partner, and wins a Number One Contendership Match in the main event of Raw on behalf of Ford, defeating Finn Balor in a singles match (although Edge's interference paved the way for Dawkins). In the build to WrestleMania, we get Street Profits vs Judgement Day.
One of these men are going to get a WrestleMania moment, however, the question looms of who it is going to be. These two men have been great singles competitors, albeit also resourceful in their respective tag teams. Now they both have a chance to leave the shadows and put on a great WrestleMania title match, the fans heavily behind Ford. He can have an extravagant WrestleMania entrance, with cups being launched all over SoFi Stadium. Ford and Priest have a great match, David vs Goliath-esque, ending with Ford getting the huge babyface title win in a star making performance. Dawkins and Dom are ringside and they neutralize each other allowing the match to end clean.
Montez Ford def. Damian Priest (c) (11:52)
Night One Match Three: Edge vs 'The Demon' Finn Balor in a Hell in a Cell Match
We're keeping essentially all of the build the same, this has been a fantastic storyline and the most relevant Balor has ever been on the main roster. Edge does his Brood entrance, Balor enters as The Demon, and both go into the (grey) Elimination Chamber. It's an intense and bloody match, by the time we get to the final stretch, all of the face paint has essentially worn off Balor. In some key spots in the match, Balor is on the apron, and Edge hits a Spear through the second rope, as the two go crashing into the cage wall. Balor missile dropkicks Edge into the cage wall. Edge spears Balor through the cage wall and both men begin climbing, as they jockey for position halfway up the Chamber, Edge spears Balor from halfway up and through the Announce Table.
As the two go back in the cell, Ripley begins to run down the ramp, with Beth Phoenix entering from the crowd as the two brawl up the ramp and outside. There are some near falls, with Balor eventually handcuffing Edge to the ring post and punishing him. Edge gets Balor in the same submission he used when kicking him out of the Judgement Day. In the end, Edge enacts revenge on Balor for the events of Extreme Rules, hitting him with a fatal Con-Chair-To for the win, a brutal Hell in a Cell Match.
Edge def. 'The Demon' Finn Balor (27:40)
Night One Match Four: Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez (c) for the Women's Tag Team Championships
No disrespect to these four women, but this is more of a pallet cleanser match than anything else. It's also good to get the Women's Tag Team Championships on the line at WrestleMania. There's a lot of starpower in this match, and the story derives from Extreme Rules onwards, where Rousey brought out a more extreme side in Liv Morgan, which causes her to go on a tear with Rodriguez, winning the Women's Tag Team Championships. Liv begins to form an undefeated streak, with Rousey making the claim that she's the only individual who is capable of stopping Liv in her tracks, leading us in to WrestleMania. It's a solid tag team match, although this Rousey run has not been good, Baszler, Liv and Raquel are all talented enough to carry her in the match. We're going to have another title change here, with Rousey and Baszler beginning their tyrannical reign over the Women's Tag division.
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler def. Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez (8:09)
Night One Match Five: Seth 'Freakin' Rollins vs Jay White
Okay, this feels like cheating a little, because this match happens on the basis that Jay White signs with WWE. Which is likely, I think he's more likely to sign with WWE than AEW, but we'll see. Anyway, after White is axed from New Japan at Battle in the Valley, he makes his first appearance on Raw after a series of vignettes and teases, with there being images of Switchblades wherever Rollins goes, which becomes more obvious closer to the event. Eventually, Rollins calls out Jay White, directing his attention towards the stage... The lights go out.. However, that's not Jay's style. When the lights come back up, Rollins lets his guard down, thinking it was just another tease. He cackles to himself, before turning around into a Blade Runner.
The Visionary against The Switchblade would make for some very interesting promos, and I imagine that when it comes round to WrestleMania, and White makes his WWE debut, these two would have some great chemistry with slick counters and intense sequences. Of course, as it's his WWE debut, Jay goes over in a fairly lengthy bout. Afterwards, he is joined in the ring by Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, who throw him an O.C shirt. Jay considers it, but doesn't put it on, instead patting them both on the back and leaving.
This would plant the seeds for Jay's next feud or Summer feud against AJ Styles (based on how fast his recovery is).
Jay White def. Seth 'Freakin' Rollins (19:12)
Night One Match Six: Rhea Ripley vs Becky Lynch (c) for the SmackDown Women's Championship
It's not Charlotte Flair which ends the reign of Ronda Rousey, it's Becky Lynch, who returns to the SmackDown brand after her WarGames participation and sends for Rousey, the time being right to settle the unfinished business from WrestleMania 35. Their feud leads to another match at the Royal Rumble, where Lynch wins, the same night Rhea Ripley wins the Royal Rumble Match. Ripley and Lynch have never had a major feud, and the build would be very interesting, with Becky Lynch standing up to the Judgement Day, and even assisting Edge, a callback to when Edge hosted Becky on The Cutting Edge. Lynch recalls to Ripley a time where she was in her position, poised as the next big thing in the Women's Division, projected to have a great year. However, Lynch intends on preserving her legacy and stopping the meteoric rise of Ripley in its tracks.
We get round to Mania, and this is a tough and brutal match. These two are deadset on beating each other up, and Ripley is a threat that Lynch has never faced before, so she needs to adapt her gameplan on the fly. However, there is a vibe in the air that Ripley's crowning as SmackDown Women's Championship is simply an inevitability, she pins Becky Lynch to become champion.
Rhea Ripley def. Becky Lynch (c) (18:00)
Night One Main Event: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Usos (c) for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships
I wouldn't change a single thing about this feud. We all know the story, and it's moreso about how they are going to do the match now. This should Main Event Night One, and I sincerely hope it does. Give these four men thirty minutes in the ring and let them tell a great story. Callbacks, spots, psychology, the fact that a tag team match is main eventing WrestleMania demonstrates how much The Usos have done for the division and how good this story has been. Kevin and Sami should go over and have their WrestleMania moments, The Usos fight till the end, however, a Helluva Kick into a Stunner on Jey Uso seals the deal for their legendary tag team reign.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn def. The Usos (c) (28:45)
Night Two Match One: Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus vs Gunther (c) for the Intercontinental Championship
No messing around for this one, the build has been great (especially with the contract signing last Friday) and this is guaranteed to be a banger. Of course a very important dynamic of the match will be Sheamus and McIntyre teaming up to take down Gunther, but then fighting each other as the match goes on. Gunther hasn't been pinned or submitted since making his main roster debut, and we're going to keep that the same, however, he's not retaining his championship. Sheamus is going to hit a Brogue Kick and pin Drew McIntyre to finally get his moment and win the IC Championship. McIntyre could definitely win to get the Mania pop he's worked for, though.
Sheamus def. Drew McIntyre vs Gunther (c) (13:47)
Night Two Match Two: Asuka, Lita and Trish Stratus vs Damage CTRL (Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai)
Damage CTRL, Iyo and Dakota in particular, sharing the ring with the likes of Lita and Trish Stratus at WrestleMania is a huge deal. Damage CTRL torment Asuka, eliminate her from the Rumble, starting the feud. Lita and Trish are brought in as back-up, with Bayley constantly berating the legends of the past so she can gloat about her own success. Pretty simple. Everybody gets some good offence in the match, but we're going to give the win to Damage CTRL as they are all full-timers.
Damage CTRL def. Asuka, Lita and Trish Stratus (10:38)
Night Two Match Three: Logan Paul vs Brock Lesnar
This is a dream match of mine. I'm not against Logan vs Rollins, or even Lesnar vs Omos for that matter, but I feel like this match would attract so much commercial attention, with Logan being one of the most recognizable faces on the internet and Brock Lesnar being Brock Lesnar, the amount of memes and traction that this feud would make would be insane. Lesnar has been caught on video praising Logan and Jake, so Lesnar would almost definitely be up for working with Logan. The build can be simple, Logan is getting a little too comfortable in WWE, bites off more he can chew by calling out The Beast.
The match initially seems like a squash, but Logan is able to hit a low blow while the ref is down and get some offence in, we can have the dive through the announce table, landing on his feet from an F5, even near knocking Lesnar out with a right hook. It would be insane sports entertainment. However, Logan still has a way to go in kayfabe, and Lesnar needs a WrestleMania win, so Lesnar wins.
Brock Lesnar def. Logan Paul (17:17)
Night Two Match Four: Bobby Lashley vs Bron Breakker
Lashley isn't on the Mania card, and he is not happy about it. He makes his entrance, gets on the mic and says that he isn't leaving Los Angeles without a match, so therefore he is hosting an Open Challenge. And it is eventually answered by the man who lost his NXT Championship the previous night, Bron Breakker. He makes his way down to the ring, and the bell rings, and Breakker squashes Lashley, shocking the WWE Universe. Statement made for a main roster debut. The feud will continue, Lashley feeling humiliated. Following this embarrassment, he even goes to MVP to take up his offer of reforming the Hurt Business...
Bron Breakker def. Bobby Lashley (0:12)
Night Two Match Five: Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio
Keep the build the same, the build has been great. I feel like this match is one where it SHOULD be overbooked. Rey is reluctant to go hard on Dom at first, but Dom gets into the head of Rey. Judgement Day surround the ring, all of them having their matches on Night One and supporting Dom tonight. Rey eventually gives in, hitting Dom with a barrage of offence. Eventually, the ref goes down. Judgement Day go to punish Rey, but Legado Del Fantasma appear from the crowd as they brawl into the crowd and even the odds, leaving Dom to himself. He attempts to humiliate his Father and unmask the HOF 2023 inductee, with Rey wrestling the final portion of the match half-masked Desperado-style, so more emotion can be conveyed. Dom tries to get Rey disqualified by offering a chair shot, however, Rey throws away the chair, but that puts his guard down as Dom takes advantage; he eventually wins with a shimmy on the top rope and a Frog Splash, Eddie-Guerrero style. Ultimate heat.
Dominik Mysterio def. Rey Mysterio (22:58)
Night Two Match Six: 30(+1) Man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale
This is a good way to get everybody on the card, and honestly, this is quite a star-studded Battle Royale. Shinsuke Nakamura returns to the WWE after an absence of four months, we get Angelo Dawkins to make up for Montez being in a singles match, this is where Omos is placed. Solo as well, who goes on a tear. However, before the match begins, The Miz's music hits as he announces one more addition to the Battle Royale... Wade Barrett (honestly, this could be any legend for a nice pop, but we're just gonna go for Wade. He doesn't have to bump or do anything, just get his moves in and get eliminated).
The final five are Solo Sikoa, Braun Strowman, Johnny Gargano, LA Knight and Karrion Kross, with the final two being Solo and Knight. LA Knight gets a huge moment, winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale.
LA Knight wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale by last eliminating Solo Sikoa (12:13)
Night Two Match Seven: Charlotte Flair vs Bianca Belair (c) for the Raw Women's Championship
The semi-main event of the weekend, Flair and Belair haven't had a proper feud yet, and they could call back to their mini NXT feud, which was mostly just a precursor for Flair challenging for the NXT Women's Championship. Belair can allude to Ripley, her NXT rival, beating Becky, Charlotte's 4HW partner and also rival, and state that the times have changed in the division. Belair has defeated Banks, Bayley and Becky, and Flair is the last remaining Horsewoman. In a sense, Belair has always felt like she has had a chip on her shoulder, trying to lead the Women's Division but being in the shadow of the Horsewomen. As a result, there is a lot of tension going into the match, Flair looking to move one step closer to her Father's record.
On the one hand, every title has changed at Mania so far, so that would be means to give Flair the win. However, I'm not sick as Bianca as champ yet, although it's been a year long reign, so I believe that she should retain. What I would perhaps do is a double turn, or just a Bianca heel turn. A heel Bianca is very charismatic and can open her reign up to face challengers.
Bianca Belair (c) def. Charlotte Flair (20:35)
Night Two Main Event: Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns (c) for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
Wouldn't change anything here, I'm really liking this build. However, for the first time since the beginning of his reign, Roman is not joined by any of The Bloodline, only Paul Heyman. The Usos have lost faith in the process after losing their Tag Championships the night prior. Solo has fell out with Roman. In a way, Cody has played 5D chess the whole time, reuniting Kevin and Sami so they can deal with The Usos, and causing a rift between Roman and Solo over whether or not he is 'ready'. This is sure to be a grand main event, and should be a solid match as well. Roman can reverse a Cody-Cutter into a Spear, Cody can reverse a Superman Punch into a Cross Rhodes. A lot of potential for one of the best WrestleMania main events of all time. Cody goes over clean, the monumental reign of Reigns is over. Happy ending to the Hollywood Mania.
Cody Rhodes def. Roman Reigns (c) (34:01)
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2023.03.26 22:18 SunsGuy69 Selling a discounted Whale Shark GTA 5 gift card code for PC, as I accidentally bought my brother a code for the wrong system. If interested DM me, no way to use it so trying to sell asap.

Selling a discounted Whale Shark GTA 5 gift card code for PC, as I accidentally bought my brother a code for the wrong system. If interested DM me, no way to use it so trying to sell asap. submitted by SunsGuy69 to GamesGiftCodes_ [link] [comments]

2023.03.26 22:15 StepwiseUndrape574 Latest GTA 6 Leak Tips A Return To Vice City

Is a trip to Vice City in your near future? There have been many Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) leaks over the last few years, but the most recent suggests that players will return to a classic GTA location. Rumor has it that Grand Theft Auto VI may take place in Vice City.
This particular rumor started through the usual sources -- Twitter and Reddit. Twitter user Vector Hold, also known as Peter Brian Rice, claimed that Rockstar Games’ music rights representatives have been contacting Synthwave artists. Rice is a synthwave artist himself and has reportedly heard this information from fellow musicians. Rockstar Games hopes that the artists will contribute music for a radio station in the upcoming game. The tweet was posted earlier this week, but Rice has since deleted it.
There was also a reddit post that was created several months ago by user “markothemexicam.” The user claimed that their information was from their roommate. The roommate supposedly formerly worked for Rockstar North. They contended that GTA 6 will be set during an “unspecified” time in Vice City. This post has also been deleted, but has been saved elsewhere on the internet.
It would be tempting to discredit this reddit post as these kinds of claims are a dime a dozen on the Internet. However, another GTA leaker also recently suggested that GTA 6 would be set in a location familiar to players. Both markothemexicam and the GTA leaker have a fairly decent track record with regards to GTA predictions.
Other information on the internet suggests that the storyline of GTA 6 will be focused on drug smuggling. Players will reportedly travel between Vice City and Central or South America. This theory was originally suggested by YouTube channel “The Know” and has since gained quite a bit of popularity.
grand theft auto vice city 2
It is important to keep in mind that all of this information is simply speculation. There have been plenty of fake GTA 6 rumors in the past. For example, a Twitch channel called "GTAVI" appeared this past spring. The channel promised it would provide information about the game during a livestream on April 1st. However, this channel turned out to be an elaborate April Fools’ prank.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. It was the best-selling game of 2002 and received a number of awards. 17.5 million copies of the game have been sold and it has now been ported to several other platforms. It is easy to see why so many players would be thrilled to return to Vice City. Unfortunately, we will know nothing for certain until Rockstar Games decides to make a formal announcement.
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2023.03.26 22:10 grocerystorecustomer Are "Very Busy" small tourist towns a good opportunity or a bait?

I was considering going to drive out to some small tourist towns near me that constantly are "Very Busy" and have peak pay, but I imagine that its too good to be true. Have any of you tried places like this and what was your experience? The ones near me are very small and likely would only have 2-3 restaurants even available to pick up from.
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2023.03.26 22:07 StepwiseUndrape574 GTA 5 Surpasses 150 Million Units Sold As GTA 6 Hype And Rumors Heat Up

Grand Theft Auto V is still going strong nearly eight years after it first debuted on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (remember those?), followed by a slightly newer re-release on Windows PCs and the the PS4 and Xbox One. To date, publisher Take-Two Interactive has sold over 150 million copies of GTA V on various platforms.
The publisher revealed the impressive sales stat as part of its earnings report for its fiscal first quarter of 2022. Looking at the data from the previous quarter, it means T2 sold an additional 5 million copies in the past three months. Not too shabby, given that GTA V is far from a new game at this point. That is not the end of it, either.
T2 plans to launch an "expanded and enhanced version" for the latest generation game consoles, those being the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, on November 11, 2021. Developer Rockstar Games had previously said the updated version will bring "new features and more" to the table, but the details are still largely a mystery.
"The new generation versions of GTAV will feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever," Rockstar Games said last year.
We presume the retooled version of GTA V will tap into the fast storage capabilities of modern consoles, to drastically reduce game load times. It will also leverage the newer hardware in the latest gen consoles, namely the custom SoC based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics.
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2023.03.26 22:05 katefeetie 2-week Itinerary Check: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Koyasan, Kanazawa, Tokyo

Hey travelers!
We’re going to Japan for 2 weeks in May and seeing if anyone with more experience could give us a quick itinerary check! Want to make sure I’m not over-filling or under-filling any days or trying anything impossible :)
This is a simplified version (our longer one has all of the transit details between places, opening hours, etc).
I’m a fashion and jazz person, boyfriend’s a history, beer and baseball person, but we’re both biiiiiig food people, so I would love any recommendations for restaurants along the way!

Tuesday: Tokyo - Arrive
Wednesday: Tokyo - Harajuku & Shibuya
Thursday: Tokyo - Shinjuku
Friday: Hakone
Saturday: Kyoto - Philosopher’s Path, Pontocho, Gion
Sunday: Kyoto - Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion
Monday: Kyoto - Higashiyama
Tuesday: Nara
Wednesday: Osaka
Thursday: Koyasan
Friday: Kanazawa
Saturday: Kanazawa
Sunday: Tokyo - Ueno Park, Asakusa
Monday: Tokyo - Tsukiji, Akihabara, Ginza
Tuesday: Travel

Thank you!!
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2023.03.26 21:59 StepwiseUndrape574 Rockstar Launches GTA+ Subscription Service With Member Exclusive Benefits But Is It Worth It?

Once upon a time, it was commonplace for online games to have subscription fees. The earliest popular graphical online games, including Ultima Online and EverQuest, all had recurring service fees, as did many games that came after, such as Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft.
That model has largely given way to the "freemium" model where the publishers give the game itself away for free, but much of the game's content is locked behind the choice of either extended play times "grinding" for materials, or the option of skipping that grind with a real-money payment.
However, some games have both, and that usually includes the longest-lived and most-successful ones. Sega's ten-year-on Phantasy Star Online 2 is free-to-play, but has extensive cash purchases and also has a "premium" subscription available. In Final Fantasy XIV and the venerable World of Warcraft, the subscription fee is still required despite the presence of a cash shop.
Grand Theft Auto Online has a lot of similarities to what we usually think of as qualities of "MMO" games. While it isn't "massively multiplayer" on a local scale—sessions normally include a maximum of 32 players—there are tens of thousands of players online at any given moment. It has named player characters with persistent progress and all of the other things we think of from MMO games: equipment, appearance customization, player housing, difficult multiplayer "raid" events, and so on.
With that context in mind, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that Rockstar is launching a subscription service for GTA Online. It's called GTA+, and it costs $6 a month. Ponying up for the premium subscription earns you a cool $500,000 in the in-game GTA$ currency every month and extra GTA$ on "Shark Cards," as well as exclusive benefits. Here's the list of benefits for the first month: The Principe Deveste Eight — along with a complimentary Hao’s Special Works upgrade for it before it is made available to purchase by the general public — plus the HSW Orange Trip and HSW CMYK Glitch Liveries. The Auto Shop located in La Mesa, introduces an assortment of gameplay updates from Los Santos Tuners. Current Auto Shop owners can relocate to La Mesa at no additional cost. Waived LS Car Meet Membership fees. Current LS Car Meet members with GTA+ will be reimbursed GTA$50,000 during this event period. Yacht owners can upgrade to the Aquarius Super Yacht at no additional cost. The Gussét Frog Tee and Broker Prolaps Basketball Top and Shorts automatically added to your wardrobe. The Conveyor Livery for the Mammoth Avenger, HVY APC, and TM-02 Khanjali. A selection of free paints and emblems for the Auto Shop. 3X GTA$ and RP on Hao’s Special Works Race Series. 2X Car Meet Rep on the Street Race Series. It would be easy to criticize Rockstar for this move because the company has already taken $60 of your money for the game. That's to say nothing of the grind-heavy nature of GTA Online that practically forces players to purchase Shark Cards for in-game currency if they want to make progress at any kind of reasonable rate. There's also the fact that the company is charging money for what is honestly an extremely minor update on the current-generation consoles.
In the interest of fairness, though, we'll note that many players who bought GTA V (including GTA Online) purchased it nearly a decade ago. Just like other major online games, GTA Online has seen years of additional content and improvements through continual updates, and that stuff does cost money to create.
deveste eight The Principe Deveste Eight, one of the rewards for subscribing this month.
If you own GTA V, you don't actually have to pay Rockstar anything to play it for the rest of eternity, so giving players an option to spend a little every month to support continued development is fair. However, the list of benefits, at least for the first month, is pretty weak.
There's another caveat, too: this program is only available to players on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. We've asked Rockstar if GTA+ will be coming to the PC version, and will update this post if we get a response.
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2023.03.26 21:57 StepwiseUndrape574 Latest GTA 6 Leak Tips A Return To Vice City

Is a trip to Vice City in your near future? There have been many Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) leaks over the last few years, but the most recent suggests that players will return to a classic GTA location. Rumor has it that Grand Theft Auto VI may take place in Vice City.
This particular rumor started through the usual sources -- Twitter and Reddit. Twitter user Vector Hold, also known as Peter Brian Rice, claimed that Rockstar Games’ music rights representatives have been contacting Synthwave artists. Rice is a synthwave artist himself and has reportedly heard this information from fellow musicians. Rockstar Games hopes that the artists will contribute music for a radio station in the upcoming game. The tweet was posted earlier this week, but Rice has since deleted it.
There was also a reddit post that was created several months ago by user “markothemexicam.” The user claimed that their information was from their roommate. The roommate supposedly formerly worked for Rockstar North. They contended that GTA 6 will be set during an “unspecified” time in Vice City. This post has also been deleted, but has been saved elsewhere on the internet.
It would be tempting to discredit this reddit post as these kinds of claims are a dime a dozen on the Internet. However, another GTA leaker also recently suggested that GTA 6 would be set in a location familiar to players. Both markothemexicam and the GTA leaker have a fairly decent track record with regards to GTA predictions.
Other information on the internet suggests that the storyline of GTA 6 will be focused on drug smuggling. Players will reportedly travel between Vice City and Central or South America. This theory was originally suggested by YouTube channel “The Know” and has since gained quite a bit of popularity.
grand theft auto vice city 2
It is important to keep in mind that all of this information is simply speculation. There have been plenty of fake GTA 6 rumors in the past. For example, a Twitch channel called "GTAVI" appeared this past spring. The channel promised it would provide information about the game during a livestream on April 1st. However, this channel turned out to be an elaborate April Fools’ prank.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. It was the best-selling game of 2002 and received a number of awards. 17.5 million copies of the game have been sold and it has now been ported to several other platforms. It is easy to see why so many players would be thrilled to return to Vice City. Unfortunately, we will know nothing for certain until Rockstar Games decides to make a formal announcement.
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2023.03.26 21:55 jacobmoerch11 My LG C2 42" OLED TV is sparkling while showing full black, please help.

When I show a complete black image on my LG C2 42" OLED TV, individual pixels randomly light up for a brief moment. It can be described as the pixels are "sparkling". It's in very small spots, so it's not like a big area of the screen is lightened up.
Here is a video showing the issue: Please note: It may be hard to see the issue on the video, due to me filming with a bad camera and youtubes limited dynamic range. If you pay attention, you will be able to see small glimpses where the small pixels light up. The issue is very noticeable in person.
My issue is very similar to this: (BUT, it's not nearly as worse on my TV though, that video is an extreme example of my issue)
When an OLED shows full black, all the pixels are switched off, so some of the pixels shouldnt light up, right? I'm guessing that it must be a faulty panel, as some pixels are receiving electricity even though they shouldnt (I could be wrong though)
The issue happens while streaming on the native Disney+ app. No HDMI cable is used, but it also happens while connected to a PC through HDMI.
Do I have a bad panel, or is this a completely normal thing with an OLED panel?
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2023.03.26 21:53 Madsam7000 My first experience with recombinators for a nice helmet, and a chest piece to accompany it

My first experience with recombinators for a nice helmet, and a chest piece to accompany it

I thought I'd share my latest crafting experience: A helmet and a body armour for my Reap/Exsanguinate Aurastacking Inquisitor!

Ever since recombinators got added to the game, I wanted to make a helmet with the double essence mods, but I hesitated because I thought crafting prefixes would be a nightmare. Since I had my main skills in the chest piece, a new armour was needed as well, to cover the loss of Reservation Efficiency.
For Rule 10:
  1. Either buy two shapeelder influenced Hubris Circlets off trade, or slam them together yourself using Awakener's Orbs, ilvl should be 84 or above
  2. Use an Essence of Horror on the first one and annul off all suffixes exept the essence one (I also reduced prefixes to one mod to avoid filled prefixes on the result)
  3. Use an Essence of Hysteria on the second one and do the same, we have now two hubris circlet, each one with its respective essence mod isolated
  4. Use an Armour Recombinator and stick those two in, click recombine and pray. Start again if the result doesn't have both mods. Took 2 tries for me.
  5. Craft suffixes cannot be changed, then reforge crit. If you dont have T1 Spell crit, craft suffixes cannot be changed, then reforge lightning for lightning damage to spells (or use exalts if you want to be safe), then use an Orb of Dominance, repeat until the unwanted crit suffix is gone and start with 5 again. Had T1 Spell crit first try. You can easily elevate it with the method described above, it's just a question of budget. Suffixes are done.
  6. Clear prefixes if any, then craft mana, exalt slam, exalt slam, suffixes cannot be changed, scour, repeat until you have Concentrated Effect. If you have another prefix, try to annul it.
  7. Suffixes cannot be changed, then use T4 Aisling bench. Block the Zombi mod, then unveil. Took 5 tries.
  8. Craft life, Hillock bench for 30% quality and run lab some time in the future for an enchant
Body Armour:
  1. Still have an old Vaal Regalia with 6W sockets in your stash. Split it for better chances. (all optional)
  2. Stick some Faceted Fossils in Resonators, spam them until you have +1 Intelligence Gems. Took less than 10 Fossils. Maybe there is a better way (with combining fossils), but I didn't check.
  3. Annul to 4 mods, then use a Fracturing Orb. Start over if you hit the wrong mod. Took 2 tries.
  4. Use Deafening Essesnce of Loathing until you have no additional suffix (and an open prefix).
  5. Craft suffixes cannot be changed, then reforge chaos for T1 Chaos Res. Restart from 4 if failed. Nailed it first try.
  6. Craft suffixes cannot be changed, then reforge life. Repeat until T1 life. Add eldrich influence if prefixes are filled on the way and eldrich annul a mod. Also annul all additional mods. Took ~25 tries.
  7. Craft Suffixes cannot be changed, then use T4 Aisling bench. Block block and unveil. Took life in my first try.
  8. Craft physical damage conversion.
  9. Use Grand eldrich embers for aura effect, then orb of conflict them to perfect. (14 tries) Use exeptional ichors for any aura effect you can use (7 tries)

Thoughts and anecdotes:
- I didn't plan to craft the body armour alongside the helmet, but I was so frustrated with exalt slamming and aisling, I needed to do something else
- Wild bristle matrons are the heroes of this helmet. Saves so may divines with those, it's insane.
- Since I first used add mod to shapeelder item beastcrafts, I saved many exalts as well.
- The shaper mod beast is amazingly rare compared to the elder one, since I could craft a whole lot with the elder beasts, but had only to slams with shaper beasts
- I didn't know you can run out of yellow beasts, near the end I suddenly stared at the "no recipies available" screen and first couldn't make sense of it
- Orb of Conflict crafting sucks. It is so frustrating, even though it was "only" 14 tries. Had about 30 on my last helmet.
- Exalted orb slamming seems so outdated as well. Sadly, it's the only safe method for influenced gear with the lack of "reforge keeping" crafts. I hope something will be added again soon, since this is also bad for all non eldrich slots and synthesis gear.
Thanks for reading this, feel free to ask questions!
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2023.03.26 21:51 wellnesspromoter Becoming a teacher at age 40 with little to no work experience?

By the time I finish school, I'll be nearly age 40 with virtually no work experience because I've dealt with a severe mental illness for most of my adult life (I've lived off of SSI since my early twenties) but am finally in a place where I am in a stable, high-functioning state again and very much want to pursue teaching.
I do have a lot of volunteer leadership experience through work I've done through various non-profits and organizations (I was even nominated to run for office because of this work) which I did in my late twenties to early thirties however because I foolishly tried going off of my medications around 2018, I ended up ruining all of my relationships with anyone who could be a good reference for that work through a manic episode (I said a lot of angry things to a lot of people over social media).
There are some people who I didn't upset that could serve as good references but they aren't people who would be able to be considered the equivalent of employers in this context.
Other than my volunteer work, I have a few minimum wage restaurant jobs I worked in my late teens.
I am currently planning on returning to school to earn an undergraduate degree in computer science hoping to be able to teach math or computer science in public schools one day. I'm planning on studying computer science because I know I would enjoy it but also I want to prepare myself for getting IT jobs in case it will be too unlikely that schools would hire me based on my lack of a resume and it seems that IT jobs would be more forgiving of a spotty resume since they are more skill based in how they hire..
Also, I really want to move to NYC but, based on my research, it seems like getting a teaching job there is more challenging than a lot of other places and am open to majoring in whatever will make it most likely for me to be able to teach there. I know that special education, ESL, and STEM teachers are most in demand across the country but wanted to see if people could break down just how much more in demand any one of those subjects are compared to the others. Ideally though, my dream is to teach math in NYC.
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2023.03.26 21:49 SupremoZanne Walking the trails near Grand Rapids

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2023.03.26 21:48 DrawingCharacter2316 Haunted DS game

Ok, the very thing I’m about to tell you may sound fake, dear reader. Despite that, I can assure you that this is very real.
For context, I’m 23, I live alone and this might not sound very surprising but I’m a bit of a nerd.
I dropped out of college due to personal reasons and since then I’ve been steadily building up a collection of DS games. From Diddy Kong Racing to the much harder to find Shepherd's Crossing. I’ve sunk a lot of time and money into this. Back to the main point, recently I’ve started using Ebay, as the local thrift stores inventories have been lacking to say the very least. Most of what I’ve purchased from there have all been in great condition, it’s something I’d recommend if you’re a collector like myself.
However, things took a turn for the bizarre. As per usual, around a few times a week I get a knock on the door, thank the mailman and retreat back into my cozy little sanctuary.
(Edit: *Mailcarrier. Because god forbid the mailman ISN’T a male man.)
I ordered “M&M’s Break ‘Em” , a forgettable yet guilty pleasure of mine.
When I finally opened up the box there was a note “Thanks for Purchasing from so and so” (I have no interest in giving them any recognition after what happened.) Underneath was the case, clearly resealed with tape and a bonus “Grab Bag” of other games I’m assuming they needed to get rid of.
I peeled the tape off of the case carefully and there wasn’t anything inside. Great. $22 (Plus a hefty and unforgiving shipping fee) for nothing. I tossed it aside and impatiently sifted through the bag. Many of the games were broken. Some of them I already had. One cartridge caught my eye. It was white with no label except for residue from the sticker that was once on it before. I swallowed my pride and loaded it into my DS.
I was greeted with a bubble “Please Enter Password.” I didn’t know that you could password protect games but it isn’t completely unheard of. I tried the easy stuff first: 123, 246, 369 etc. etc. Then, other combinations: 111, 222 and so on.
666 seemed to work. I don’t know what edgelord figured that it absolutely needed a password but whatever. There was a loading screen that seemed to go on for what felt like ages when the menu finally loaded. “The Adventures of Rap Boy and..” the rest of the title didn’t fit on-screen. That’s.. Weird. I’ve never heard of this. In the background a rapid beat started to play. Its so familiar. I decided to check the save files, nothing.
I started a new game, put a fake name because I don’t feel comfortable letting tech companies know about me, its almost technophobic in a way.
(Edit: Before you get pissy with my choice of words AGAIN, its a real condition that I’ve talked about with my therapist before. I’m working through it one step at a time.)
I chose something a little stupid that I always go with “Fartbu-” It would be bubble but there was a text limit. Another loading screen but this time it was in the style of the Batman transitions. A womanly sounding voice spoke urgently “Fartbu, I need your help! Someone took my purse!” Lol. Sweet. Anyways, instructions scrolled by too quick for me to read them and I was immediately thrown into game. I got it. I’m playing some weird Batman ripoff.
The controls didn’t work very well and I’d clip through the ground a lot. I was running through a city with a yellowy tint overlay. The type of yellow you’d see on a chain-smoking single middle aged womans living room walls. It almost looked like a GTA clone. There was one objective thus far: Return the womans stolen purse.
Cars sped by, items being thrown at my character. I took varying levels of damage but no purse to be seen. It seemed really unfinished. Eventually I clipped into an alleyway where lo and behold, there was an item I could obtain. It didn’t look like the rest of the game in the way that it was lower in quality, pixelated, while the rest of the game looked more akin to the iCarly game that I was much more accustomed to over the years. This. This was uncanny valley if I’ve ever seen it. As soon as I clicked on it, I was shown “Mission Completed” along with my score. It flickered between 20-40 points. I continued on.
There was a cutscene where my character was rewarded with a shiny golden medallion for his good samaritinship. Suddenly my screen went completely black. It restarted but this time I got the Health and Safety warning. I decided to take a break because I had spent nearly all day tinkering with the faulty controls. When I looked out my window it was already dark outside. I tossed my DS aside and went to bed.
When I woke up I decided to use my laptop, checking my emails and such when I realized an unknown senders messages flooded my inbox. Annoyed, I deleted the spam. I remembered, the game. I went onto Ebay to leave a review but the seller’s page was gone. So were my confirmation emails so I couldn’t go back and check to see if maybe they had any contact information. They screwed me out of my game but its fine.
There’s the daily knock on the door. I put on my slippers and dragged myself to the door where I looked through the peephole, nothing. I opened the door enough so that the door chain would keep the space between me and the outdoors small. No package either. I must’ve been hearing things. I checked back on the game but when I once again started it up, there was another password. It had changed. I tried my previous attempts and got it eventually. Everything that happened yesterday happened again. Loading screen and Menu. The music this time did not play and there was no title. It must’ve gone through some kind of error to completely reset it. My previous and uneventful playthrough did not save. But there was something waiting for me in my save files. An untitled game that seemed to have more progress than I had made. I decided to load it up. “Are you sure you want to load this save?” Yes. I’m sure, DS.
This time the mission was a little more complicated. Even a little different from your typical Nintendo game. I had to resolve some sort of conflict that had resulted in a shootout. The screen loaded more slowly this time. The music suddenly startled me. It was distorted and quite frankly made me a little nervous. The woman called out for help once again but she sounded strange..
I ignored it and went through with my mission. The same city, same cars and same shitty mechanics. I arrived to the spot the game had been not so subtly guiding me towards. These pixel people were throwing banana peels and other fruit. It was fucking stupid but I clipped through the ground and started a cutscene. The screen flashed red and white to simulate taking damage but by the end of it they were all defeated.
Another award ceremony but this time, I could make out my characters face. Is that… Eminem?? I pieced it together. An Eminem DS game. That’s.. Really fucking stupid. I didn’t ask for this nor had I ever seen anyone talk about it.
I popped the game out mid scene and tossed it, and the rest of the games out. I messaged my friend about this because it was stupid and I needed someone to share this with. He answered immediately.
Me: Hey lol. You know how I collect games and shit right?
“L”: Yea
Me: Well this fucker scammed me and I ended up getting a weird foreign ripoff about.. You’ll never guess. Emi-Fucking-nem
“L”: Like… The rapper??
Me: Yeah and it’s super buggy. Like, it doesn’t play well and it came password protected
“L”: That’s retarded. Why would you even play it
Me: I didn’t even know what it was. It didn’t have any kind of markings or anything.
“L”: You’re lucky it isn’t haunted. Do you know how many of those Creepypasta assholes would hound you for it? Lmao
Me: Maybe I’d at least get my money back. Its too late. I got rid of it
Or did I…? I didn’t realize that I left my DS on. The game was… still playing? How is this even possible. I got rid of it and there was NOTHING in the slot either. Maybe my friend was right and it was haunted. No, its probably some weird ass virus it gave my DS. I did a full reset and it was back to normal. That’s a relief. I’d be pretty pissed if some fucking game broke my DS that I payed good money for. They’re harder to come across for a reasonable price these days. I’m rambling but what happened next was disturbing.
My DS started the game again. I didn’t touch anything… Why is it doing this.
Suddenly the title screen was indescribable.. A bloody mess of limbs and organs scattered in the background to make a fucked up pattern and the glitchy music was so loud that it violated every one of my orifaces that could be accessed. I couldn’t stop from playing it once more. I went to the saves. This is what got me. My full legal name was on the screen. My hands shook violently and I wiped the sweat from my forehead. This was no joke. How did it know who I was? The screen went black and the usual mission screen played through. There was no text but the music cut in and out with the occasional blood curdling screech. It loaded but this wasn’t just any city. I realize it now. It was MY hometown. What the fuck is going on?? Is this a joke?? If it is, it isn’t fucking funny. The streets were covered in realistic blood and innards. There were women and children screaming for help and now cars slowly cruised by yelling obscenities at me. About how I was a monster and how could I have done something so horrible but I didn’t do anything. This was the games doing. I quickly shut it and went to call the police but what for? What are they gonna do about a video game? My phone had no service anyways which added to my unease.
I had no choice but to continue. I recognized all the places. The park that was by my home, the schools and the restaurants. I know where the game is taking me.. Or.. him (my character) it’s taking us to my home. I looked outside the window, nothing. I’m not sure what I thought I’d find but that took a little bit of the tension off of me. I let the game do what it does. Realization sat in with me. This is the smoothest its run since I got the damned thing.
We were nearing my street, I chewed my lip in anticipation as I kept glancing outside when suddenly there it was. My house. I wasn’t in control anymore, it was coming up the steps. This wasn’t just my town either, this was in current time, my curtain was pulled back at the corner where I had been looking and I moved into my bedroom.
The screen went black yet again. Damnit. It died.
There was banging at my door. This has to be a coincidence. I checked through the peephole, nothing. I once again cracked open the door when a bloody hand forced its way through the space and reached for me. I kicked the door shut firmly and went to grab a knife. There was a sticky note waiting for me on the counter. “Its no use, I’ve already been inside your house. Love, Slim.” This isn’t funn- My thought was interrupted by the front door swinging open, bringing and inevitable darkness with it. I dashed towards my room and locked the door.
Music was playing, the music from the menu. Shit. My DS had turned back on and was now giving away my more than obvious position. There was more banging and then.. Nothing. It was over. Or so I thought. I glimpsed down at my DS. There was plain white text.
“I’m in the closet.”
Slowly staring up I saw the face of true horror.
Eminem with sunken in black eyes, blood stained yellow teeth and fingernails and tattered clothes. This can’t be Eminem. He hasn’t looked like this in years.
He pointed to me and beckoned me over with a long scary contorted finger.
He smiled at me with his sharp crooked teeth. “Its been a long time, ______”
“I don’t understand! Why me? Why now? What did I do..?” I dropped to my knees, pleading with him between labored sobs.
He chuckled “You really don’t remember, do you? You were always so forgetful.” He grabbed my arm and stared into my eyes
Oh my god. That’s right. My parents took me to see him in concert when I was just a toddler. That day has haunted me ever since. While performing one of his hit songs he stared right into what felt like my soul “I’ll see you soon, ____” He muttered under his breath
Memories were flooding back. I remember. He was the mysterious man in the background of all of our family photos. I met his gaze “You. I know you. You’ve been following me”
“I have, and now it’s time for my revenge. I want you to feel as alone as I felt all those years.” His jaw unhinged and then everything went black.
Its been a year since then and I’m still getting adjusted to my human flesh.
Love, Slim.
The End
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2023.03.26 21:46 West-Airport-4257 Nice Restaurant with a view

Hello :) for m last evening i am looking for a nice restaurant near Valetta with a nice view and maybe an option for eating fish :) can you help me? :)
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2023.03.26 21:34 saranrapper Home base in WA state close to airport / hiking?

My wife and I travel most of the year and are looking to set up a home base in WA to take advantage of the lack of income tax and enjoy the PNW when we are state side (generally in the summer).
We're looking for a place that is:
Ideal budget is about $2000/mo but that could be extended.
We haven't spent much time in WA but lived in PDX for a year in the NW district near Forest Park and enjoyed it. Based on what I know, we're thinking:
Might be a long shot, but does anyone have thoughts on what parts of WA would make a good home base? Thanks in advance!
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