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2023.06.01 16:58 John13265 The New Monster Assault or: How I Learned How Bad a Flavor Can Be

So, I live in Florida, and for those who don't know, Assault was discontinued in FL for some reason. Earlier this morning, I'm at the gas station near my job, getting myself a couple energy drinks, and I see this can of Assault. I was SO FKING HAPPY... for a moment. I even waited to drink it so I could savor it since it had been like 10 years or so since I last had it, so I was STOKED. I cracked it open and took a sip... and... why the fk does this taste like cherry cough medicine?
Like, I legit thought I was remembering the flavor wrong for a sec until I saw that a bunch of other people are in the same boat. I'm sitting here at my desk thinking "Do I just have a really shit memory? Did my taste buds change? What happened?" But, glad to see I'm not the only one who bought this going "Wait... what the f**k is this shit?"
I finished the can, and after getting over the initial shock, it's not as bad as the first sip. But holy f**k, this is NOT the same flavor AT ALL. I was expecting a sharp, almost fruit punch, but more sour-ish, flavor. NOT this super sweet monstecherry-cola shit. Needless to say, I'm not buying Assault again until they fix it.
And it's such a bummer too, seeing this flavor took me right back to the good times, which there weren't many of, in high school for a moment, and then trampled all over those fond memories when I tasted it. It just makes me sad man.
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2023.06.01 16:58 Sensitive_Course9953 Don't Try To Change Something Until It's Working

Don't Try To Change Something Until It's Working
In today's fast-paced world, the desire for constant improvement often drives us to seek changes even when things are functioning well. However, there is wisdom in the idea that sometimes it's best to refrain from altering something until it's truly necessary. This principle holds particularly true when we draw inspiration from a company like BIC, renowned for its simple yet reliable pens. Let's explore the valuable lesson BIC teaches us: "Don't try to change something until it's working."
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲: BIC has built its reputation on manufacturing straightforward, dependable pens. These pens have become a staple in offices, schools, and households worldwide. By focusing on simplicity and functionality, BIC pens have consistently delivered a smooth writing experience, meeting the basic needs of millions of users.
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲: BIC pens serve as a reminder that once we have something that works well, it is important to appreciate and value its stability and reliability. Often, in our pursuit of progress, we may be tempted to make unnecessary changes. However, by resisting the urge to meddle with what already functions smoothly, we can avoid introducing unnecessary risks or complexities.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐬. 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Embracing the notion of not changing something until it's working encourages us to adopt a more measured approach. Instead of making arbitrary alterations, we can focus on continuous improvement by identifying areas that genuinely require refinement. BIC, for instance, has evolved its product line to include variations like retractable pens, gel pens, and highlighters, but only after ensuring the initial classic design met users' needs.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: One key aspect of BIC's success lies in its attentiveness to customer feedback. By actively listening to their customers' experiences and preferences, BIC has been able to make informed decisions about product enhancements. This practice emphasizes the significance of gathering feedback before considering changes, as it helps to identify actual areas of improvement and avoid unnecessary modifications that could potentially disrupt what is already working well.
BIC's simple yet powerful lesson teaches us the value of not rushing into a change when something is functioning effectively. While innovation and progress are essential, it is equally crucial to appreciate and maintain stability and reliability. By exercising caution and focusing on necessary improvements rather than premature alterations, we can achieve a delicate balance between evolution and preservation. So, the next time we consider making changes, let's take a moment to evaluate if it's truly necessary, inspired by the enduring success of BIC's pens.
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2023.06.01 16:58 scondigital00 Who is the land surveyor of India?

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Indian land surveyor Scondesign has decades of experience. They perform topographical surveys, boundary surveys, cadastral surveys, and construction surveys. Their professionals employ the newest equipment and technology for reliable measurements. Scondesign is noted for its quality and client service.

The Indian land surveyor conducts land surveys. They measure and map the terrain using GPS, total stations, and drones. The land surveyor creates thorough reports on topography, boundaries, and other factors from the survey data.

Land surveying courses are available in India from several organizations. These programs teach land surveying skills and information. IISM, NICMAR, and IRS are popular schools.

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2023.06.01 16:58 LuckyDuck1619 I married the right person

Weird title for a post in this sub I guess. But it's true.
Yesterday there was an award ceremony for my oldest child at school. He was given an academic award, but also a character based one. That award was only given to 3 students. I thought, "Yeah, the character clearly comes from SO".
But also...I married someone mature and reliable. Someone with a happy, easy disposition. They have tons of characteristics that make them a great parent. And they were sitting right next to me at our child's award ceremony.
Then there's AP. An rollercoaster of passion and emotion. A beautiful mess. I used to believe they would be less messy with me as their SO. Their marriage exploded in fireworks. I thought their ex SO could have avoided that if they understood AP like I do. But that's nonsense. I know how to handle an affair with AP--not a marriage.
Yesterday I realized I lie to myself a lot. And I make a lot of selfish, irresponsible decisions. But, I married the right person. And I haven't messed up my kids yet
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2023.06.01 16:58 Nearby-Ambition-1319 STUPID AI IN POWERSHELL?

Hi, hello.

Some of you guys might recognize me from my previous posts, gloating on about my 3d ascii graphics I've done in PowerShell.
Me taking a break from PowerShell programming, because I was caught doing some "helpful" acts within school, I have come back!
I was bored a week ago, procrastinating my English essay, I fell into the deep rabbit hole of
Artificial intelligence!
With this sudden interest, it was evident what I wanted to make next.
Not sure if this is the first regardless considering I'm 15 and its in PowerShell 💀, idc.


Trained with linear regression training, and with one neuron,
It calculates the multiples of numbers,
$train = @( @(0, 0), @(1, 2), @(2, 4), @(3, 6), @(4, 8) ) $train_count = $train.Length function rand_float { return [float](Get-Random) / [float]::MaxValue } function cost($w) { $result = 0.0 $n = $train_count for ($i = 0; $i -lt $n; $i++) { $x = $train[$i][0] $y = $x * $w $d = $y - $train[$i][1] $result += $d * $d } $result /= $n return $result } function dcost($w) { $result = 0.0 $n = $train_count for ($i = 0; $i -lt $n; $i++) { $x = $train[$i][0] $y = $train[$i][1] $result += 2 * ($x * $w - $y) * $x } $result /= $n return $result } $w = rand_float * 10.0 $rate = 1e-1 Write-Host "cost = $(cost($w)), w = $w" for ($i = 0; $i -lt 50; $i++) { $dw = dcost($w) $w -= $rate * $dw Write-Host "cost = $(cost($w)), w = $w" } Write-Host "------------------------------" Write-Host "Made By JH1SC" Write-Host "w = $w" 
Therefore, its prediction ($w) would be 2! And not to mention works with even decimals, Even PI!!!


It has multi-layered neural networks to calculate XOR logic gate, and or any other logic gate!
It uses backpropagation to train the neural network!!
surprisingly takes like 10 seconds to train with the defaults!
$num_inputs = 3 $num_hidden_neurons = 4 $num_outputs = 2 $learning_rate = 1 $num_iterations = 10000 
Its too chunky to paste all the code but for an example:
$train = @( @(0, 0, 0), @(0, 1, 1), @(1, 0, 1), @(1, 1, 0) r1 r2 r3 ) 
Effectively, r1 and r2 being the two inputs, and then r3 being the outputs its trained on!
Here is a picture PSMultiNeuralXOBrains.png at main · jh1sc/PSMultiNeuralXOR · GitHub
Anyways thanks for reading lol

Staring my repo, would be kindly appreciated😀!

cause hard work and stuf
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2023.06.01 16:58 IsiahE4112 My Star Wars Story

I made a character and this sotry for star wars (i made this story for my English finals, i had a month to make it and got an A on it), the characters name is Saya Eban and is a character I have been thinking of for over a decade now (im not in my 2nd decade so since i was super young). Saya at this time is 13-14 years old and was given inspiration by almost all the other jedi and also star killer. He is human and with reliance on the force he can live up to 1000 years with hi peak being between 35, 40 ish to around 800 years of age. In terms of prime power level and potential, in my canon he is 3rd most powerful character just underneath luke and anikan Skywalkers, but could contend with them at some points. Little background: he was a prodigy in school before he became a padawan, he always had an intrest in a character named Ahsoka Tano but never became more than friends because of the Jedi teachings. He was a fast learning youngling and became a padawan earlier than most other younglings, becaming a padawan at the age of 11 - 12. He was in the first battle of Genesis but his troop transport ship was blasted out of the air, landing behind enemy lines leaving him the sole surviver, and scarring him, making him want to never see uneeded bloodshed ever again. He met Count Dooku before he had met Obi-Wan and Anikan on geonosis, he locked blades with him once... once, before he was thrown aside like a house fly, not worth his time, he was out until the retreat of the battle was initiated. This gave him night terrors and nightmares, after this day he could never sleep more than an hour, if that, before he woke up feeling the dark side creeping in. So he had learned to use sleep meditation. Sleep meditation allowed him to accelerate his trainings and connect greater to the force, he had unlocked 1/3 of his life now, the force helping his cells heal his body while he sat and meditated.
This story is of how he lived through one of the bloodiest battles and worst losses of the Republic, the battle of Sarrish, and of how he had obtained his later main star ship, a Kom'rk Mark 1 class star fightetransport, aka the Puro (i made this story before I have watched the 3rd season of the Mandalorian, as of right now i still haven't so Idk if thats in season 3 or not).
There is about 11,340 words in the story, and I don't 100% know of what I should make him look like so have your imaginations run wild.
Ok here we go:
Tales of Saya Eban's Puro
Chapter 1
 The battle of Sarrish was one of the worst battles of the Clone Wars, it was a great devastating loss to the Republic and the Jedi, and I was in the middle of it all. Before the battle I was doing some touch-ups on my A-wing Fighter. I had managed to get my hands on a hyperdrive that would fit in my small fighter, although being able to enter hyperspace without an external hyperdrive wing is very convenient, fast, and easy, it does slow my fighter and hinder some mobility, but not an uncontrollable amount of loss. Little did I know it'd save my life later that week. After I had finished my work, gotten it restocked for my next battle, I was called to the Jedi command center for a briefing by Master Yoda, saying it was an urgent mission and I was needed now, with his backwards way of speaking annoying me slightly. In a flash, I had gathered my battle ready loadout and headed off to the command center. When I entered the command center with the center planning table showing starships from both Confederate and Republic sides, One chasing another. I look and see Masters Yoda and Windu and a holoprojected Obi-Wan Kenobi surrounding the Table, with deeply serious thoughts in their eyes, fingers on their concentrating chins. When I swiftly strolled in, I was greeted with Master Windu's cheerful, but serious voice: "Ah, Padawan Eban, good you're here, come quick, we must act with persistence if we want to gain an upper hand in this war." "Master Windu, good to see you, you too Master Yoda, Master Kenobi, what's the situation?" Master Obi-Wan states, "We are currently chasing Separatist forces to the planet Sarrish and we will need some back up, could you bring your part of the 104th battalion right away, we have heavy casualties and they're going to have reinforcements when they reach the planet." "Is there not anyone closer than me, it may take a few days for me to get there, yall mabe finished by the time I get there!" I said with hope in my eyes. "I'm afraid that you're the only one that is available with the most minimal time of arrival, you'll have to be quick though, it will be anytime now they will reach the planet and have reinforcements. we need this win, it will be a great victory for the Republic if we are able to capture the planet." Stated Obi-Wan with certainty. "All other generals are on missions right as we speak, you are the only one that can provide back up at this current time." Master Windu added "Closer to Knight after this mission you will be, great padawan you are, your great swift improvements, Master Plo is pleased with, believe in you I do." Master Yoda said with a jolly old-man voice. "Now go, there's not much time to waste, gather your men and go help Obi-Wan!" Rushedly said by Master Windu. "With determination in my voice, I yell "Yes Masters, right away!" And like a flash, I was gone. As I'm running off, I catch a glimpse of a green swoosh and the sound of a bolt deflection. I stumble to a stop and put my legs in reverse to give curiosity the wheel. When I peer in, I see Master Skywalker and Ahsoka, along with roughly 8 clone troopers all in a circle around Ahsoka and her one blade ignited. Master Skywalker had her eyes welded to her as he walked around the trooper. I could see Captain Rex standing and watching as well, although he seems to be the only one who spotted me poking in my head. He motioned his finger to his lips as to tell me to shush and not interfere, so I watched with anticipation. And after a lifetime stillness ending in a second after Master Skywalker yelled "START!" And stun doughnuts fire from the blasters of the troopers, sending a volley of blue twords Ahsoka from all directions. With great flexibility I pair with, she jumps into the air, spinning like skates on a skate rink in mid air deflecting all incoming plasmic projectiles landing with swift grace ready for more, And more came, she stands in the center blade moving almost faster than what my eyes could keep up with, until that one bolt punches her right in the back, knocking her to the ground, diminishing the blade back into the hilt. I spring into the room, speaking with worry in my voice when I squeak out "Ahsoka! Master Skywalker, what was that!?" 
"She was just training deflecting blaster fire, she's going to be outmatched a lot in this war, and clones are better than droids to practice with." Anakin said with pride that she was able to last little over a minute, thats improvement.
"Well I guess you're not completely wrong, but your going to give her a brain injury at this rate! Could you not go a bit easier on her?"
"She'll never learn if I go easy on her." Master Skywalker said with little arrogance in his voice.
"W- well, here, l-let me wake her then." I stuttered as I walked up to Rex holding Ahsoka like he's a pillow.
"Rex, do you mind if I-"
"Not at all General, here." Rex said as I sat next to him holding Ahsoka's top half of her body.
 As he caringly sets Ahsoka's rhythmically beating top half in my lap, head facing the heavens, I softly lay my hand over her forehead, close my eyes, and concentrate. A few suspenseful seconds later, I take my hand off and observe Ahsoka's hand softly glide to her now curling forehead, eyes fluttering open. 
With a smile I voiced"Wakey Wakey warrior princess, have a good nap?" Smirking the whole time.
"Well aren't you a sight for sore eyes Nicksters." She groaned with fading pain.
"What are you doing here?" She leisurely grumbled as she started to lie propped up by her desirable, fluorescent orange arms made of flexible muscle.
"I was walking by, and saw a 'damsel in distress', I HAD to come and 'save the day'." I joked, smirking the whole time, annoying her little bit more.
"You know I have been dying to use my force heal on you since I had learned it. I bet you don't even feel bad at all right now hm?" I said leaning in
Ahsoka starts to stand as to get a feel for her own body.
"You're right, I feel better than I did before, not bad for someone named Nicks." Ahsoka said smirking right back at me.
"Oh come on, that was one time, that was even before we became patiwans!" I said with little dramatics in my vocal verberations.
"Ok Master, I'm ready to try again." Ahsoka said to Master Skywalker
"Not now Ahsoka, we have a mission from the Jedi council we have to attend to while Obi-Wan is on his own mission." Anikan said to Ahsoka, elongating his 'not' like he usually does
"I'm actually about to go give help to Obi-Wan right now… WHICH I NEED TO GET PREPARED FOR NOW!! Karabast, got to go! See yah Ahsoka, Master, Rex." And like a ship entering hyperspace, I was gone.
Chapter 2
 After 2 boring days traveling in hyperspace, me and my 5 Veneter class Cruisers are nearing our destination, this would make 12 Cruisers for the Republic side. A new commander CT'-4112 or Zerek, debriefs on the battle situation. As I had sensed, Obi-Wan was outmatched seeing as backup was on planet Sarrish for the fleeing Separatist ships, now it's 11 Munificent class Cruisers and 2 command stations blockading the planet. Kenobi was starting to be pushed back, relying on our Cruisers longer ranged cannons to hope the Sepies didn't get too close. Our Cruisers have longer ranged main canons and toms of fighter room, while the Sepies Cruisers have more fire power at closer ranges with more fighters than our Vendor class Cruisers, at closer ranges, the Sepies would completely destroy a Venetor class Cruiser, but we have strategies and will power. 
"Glad to see a friendly face Saya." Kenobi said exhaustingly.
"Well, it looked like you needed help. You know I need to be the one to save everyone. I'll move into position to fortify our defenses to push the Sepies back and for us to make a plan. What is your fleet's condition?"
"We have 2 Venetors heavily damaged and the rest either have mild to no damage. And we have lost half our fighters as of now." Urgently said by Kenobi.
"Ok, I'm sending men and supplies to you right now, let me take the front so I can take the damage if they send another attack." I calmly said to Kenobi.
"Men battle positions and set all power to front cannons and shields. Venators get into pincer position and get ready for an attack. Fighters get ready to launch." I commanded to all my Cruisers
"Master, if you could, could you add in your undamaged Venetors? " I wandered and directed with much mastery, I even made Obi-Wan himself visually impressed considering my inexperienced mind in life, and especially war. I even managed to make him smile.
"Getting in position now." Obi-Wan stated, still smiling.
"Understood, While you get everything fixed, I'll see if I can weaken their defenses, it seems as if they're in attack positions so we gotta be ready for anything." I said in deep thought.
"Ok, 10 to 13, I like those odds, makes it even, more so for the Sepies." I grinned.
"Now Saya, remember this is still a battle, don't be too cocky, you're starting to remind me of Anakin." Obi-Wan said with conviction.
"Yes Master, sorry about that." I answered to Obi-Wan, pulling back a little.
 Just then, many starfighters come from the enemy Cruisers, hundreds of them lightning fast, closing distance fast. 
"All right men, time for some fun. Obi-Wan, if you want to take command of my control center, I'll lead this fight." I said before Obi-Wan could respond.
"Ok- but Saya! Blast, maybe he's too much like Anikan." Obi-Wan said defeatedly.
As I get into the hangar I yell "Alright Wolfpack, let's get goin!" Then I hop into my modified Jedi A-wing.
We rush out from the center roof door along the Cruiser with my squadron aka The Wolfpack, with me leading my 23 fighters into battle and many more friendly's following from the hangars.
"Ok Wolfpack, let's make a break for them Cruisers, get as many of them gone as possible. 411 you ready?" I asked R2-411. R2-411 bleeps with readiness.
"Ok, time to blow them out of the sky, remember, stay in formation" I commanded.
"Yes sir!" The Clones bellowed.
 Then we hit the swarm with a mighty thundering sound of lasers flying through the emptiness of space seeing one after one of enemy fighter droids dropping all over the place. Me and my Wolfpack fly through all the 2 winged Vulture droids that look like each wing was sideways and has 2 prongs each side for wings. They were way more quick and maneuverable than us, but we had a duty to win, and we won't lose today. It's like a firework show, but you're dodging all the fireworks, and they're aiming right at you. While we are defending the Venator Cruisers, they're mostly firing at the Sepies Cruisers, slowly dwindling their energy shields down. 
"Boys, I have a plan, but I'll need yall to get back to the Cruisers." I urged
"Obi-Wan, how's the 2 heavily damaged Cruisers? We've been out for a long while. They should be good by now right?" I questioned Master Kenobi.
"They're about to come back into the fight, but one of our Cruisers is at a quarter shield, few good hits or bombing runs and it's gone, what's your plan Saya?" Obi-Wan said, perplexed.
"Just give me an opening to the left Separatist control center, that's all I need to get on that ship." I stated with confidence.
"I'll try my best, but don't be stupid Saya, we can't afford to lose you."
"Yeah yeah I know, just get me an opening please Master!" I begged.
 After the words fleeted from my mouth, all the Cruisers fired a hole through the droid fleet with friendly fighters also making way for me to get through. I blast the afterburners straight through the enemy swarm that's been lesson by the commotion, just barely being hidden by smoke from a just destroyed fighter straight into the leftmost control ship hanger landing with an explosive entry. And immediately I jump out, igniting both, my straight emerald green saber in my left, and my yellow saber with a curved hilt similar to the Count's hilt himself in my right. I'll face him again one day, it's inevitable, like me. I land and immediately cut a group of B1 battle droids heads off with my yellow saber facing out, giving me more reach, but as I start to take fire from the army that quickly form from my landing, I swiftly doge left to right almost able to doge the sight of a human eye. Left, pop goes the heads of 3, right, pop goes 5, jump through the air on an almost straight path through the thick of the army, spinning with a light show if one were to be an onlooker at this chaotic organization of flying red plasmic bolts going to a mix of yellow and green, then proceeding to fly straight back at the shooter with twice the velocity. I land on my feet with a thunderous "BOOM" with what seems like an explosion that incinerates half of the whole hanger with an electric yellow glow seeming like yellow lighting exploded from the epicenter of the explosion. When the smoke cleared, it seemed that everything within a 5 meter radius was completely incinerated, and everything within 40 meter radius was heavily damaged, and any technology within eye shot was either scrape or short-circuiting, but all B1 battle droids and super battle droids were out. 
I sighed with relief with little heavy breathing when I looked around me, but with no time to rest, 6 Vulture droid fighters came through the hanger's magnetic shield door, transforming to walk on its pronged wings like they were legs. They scanned me and started raining a flurry of red down onto me, but with my lightning fast reflexes, I raised my sabers to block the incoming hellfire from all six fighter's. Then came the flurry being deflected in any direction possible, and I could just barely see the 6 droids started to surround me by going behind my back, but I ain't done yet. As I'm blocking, jumping, spinning, twisting on a micrometer, I stomp with a mighty force, launching through the air, slowly spinning straight for a Vulture that has became the prey. Bolts whizzing by me, inches, centimeters near my skin, singeing my arm hairs to their roots. I land on top of the droid with a thunderous boom crunching where my foot had landed, driving my sabers straight through the brain of the story high droid, with a counterclockwise rotation around my back, dragging my sabers across the metal of the droid, I leap off the droid landing with the feathers and fly forward with a flashing dash slicing through 2 other droids legs, leaving gravity do its magical job. 3 down, 3 to go, but with little time left. I launch forward running on hairs dipping and dodging blots, I leap up slicing through one leg of a droid and pushing off of its gravity taken hull, coming down on another droid's leg, cutting with ease. I land like a leaf in the autumn skies, and launch with a swift leap, flying my yellow saber straight down the middle of the 6th and final droid with no time to spare.
 I land with caution, ready to fend off another foe, but none came at that second, so I took the opportunity and ran with it straight to where the main reactors should lie. I swiftly sprint with force leaps through the air to get to the reactor, the ship is 270th of a circle with a ball where the command center is, the middle is the only connected between the back of the ball and the inner back of the circle, that's where the reactor is, im at the left most side, may take me a minute to reach it, but I can get there without being seen. My plan was to quickly fix and rewrite a Vulture droid's code to go with my command, not going to be the best work but it will work, hopefully. I had to act fast because I knew there were going to be hundreds more droids to come to see the commotion, I'd say within the minute. The codes used on the droids are not the best, because of mass production, so It was an easy fix, I just needed it to fly a small bit. It comes back to life with a putt to its movement, I directed it to start flying while I'm on its back, putting the whole time with smoke, just what I needed. I start to move forward as fast as possible. As we get around the hundreds of battle droids below, I'm starting to speed up, and as I see the reactor room, I could hear B1's yell " HEY! STOP! YOUR GOING TO FAST" in their robotic voice. Before I hit the Shield covering the reactor room, I jump off to the left where the blast door is for the room. With the distraction of the droid smashing into the shield, I use this time to slowly cut through the blast doors with both sabers starting at the bottom of the door, going up and around to form a circle I can fit through. I was through within a Minute, unnoticed, or so I was led to believe. When I get into the reactor room, I throw explosives all over the reactors, with a detonation in T minus 1 minute. I fly out of the room, calling for 411 to bring my ship as fast as possible, 55. Running across the hanger, I'm spotted by the hundreds of battle droids, which immediately start firing right as they see me 50. The explosion of the fighter droid caused a chain to nearby explosive barrels, exploding more Vulture droids causing tons of smoke and fires to spread around the hangar area, 45. As I'm running, my yellow saber is blocking multiple bolts flying at me while I'm jumping, spinning, performing acrobatic movements while being shot by hundreds of droids, from B1's, to super's, to droideka's, all firing at me, adding to the smoke, 35. Running with young blood in my veins, I perform 1, 2, 3 long jumps and leap onto the side of a slanted destroyed Vulture droid, 30. I jump up, reaching for the cloudy sky just as 411 swoops in predictively shoving my hand into the side of the sharp A-wing hull, 25. I grab the side of the hull and pull myself up into the cockpit, grabbing the controls, 20. I spin to the exit with roughly 67° of the hanger I need to shoot out of, I fire the afterburners using the circumference of the circle and my fighters movment to my advantage, 15. Pushing forward, I am drifting an A-wing around the hangar of a Separatist capital ship skimming the walls centimeters away from an explosive fiery death, 10. I barely screamed out of the hanger, to be able to see a view of the capital ship flying stright for the other Sepie capital ship, 5. Im still firing the afterburners to try and attempt to get a safe distance away from the soon to be collision sight, 4. I let 411 take the control's, 3. I turn my head to look back, 2. I see the collision of the 2 270° hangers, 1. I watch as i get the view of a star being formed right infront of my eyes, and seeing many Sepie Cruisers being absolutely engulfed by the flames, and a blast wave decimating the Vulture droids… blast wave…. BLAST WAVE! Just then I'm thrown far, along with the debri. I manged to gain control of the craft and start performing advanced monuvers to avoid being hit by debrie that will demolishe me and my tiny fighter. 
"Saya, can you hear me? Saya?" Master Obi-Wan Kenobi pleaded.
"Yeah, yeah master, I'm good, I'm fine. Woo…!" I said with a sigh of relief.
Chapter 3
 The explosion had decimated the Separatist forces leaving 4 Cruisers sustaining heavy or mild damages, but with an opening, Obi-Wan and I travel to the ground along with Captain Cody to go for a large ground assault. Master Obi-Wan's plan was to drop in and gather our troops and split them between Obi-Wan and commander Cody. We were west, they were east. The Separatists had the high ground seeing as they had a cliff to their advantage. Flying in on gunships, we were taking heavy fire from their anti aircraft cannons. Commander Cody and I are debriefing the squad on the way to the rally point, seeing gunships after gunship falling to the rocky ground in a fiery explosive ball of red hot metal, and screams, with no plants in sight, just rocks, gunships, and red streaks flying by. Explosions booming right next to us with our doors right open. We have been ordered and ordering troops to stay far away from the mountain top gun fortifying the mountain top of the cliff, leaving that gun for the gunships and the best of the clone troopers, or ARC (Advanced Recon Commandos) troopers to deal with that later, seeing as a ground assault is too dangerous for us. As some of the clones have said, it's not an easy mission, but hops are high. 
"30 seconds until landing." A clone trooper yelled to me and Cody.
Cody starts with "All right, listen up! Maintain squad formations, 'A' squad, You're on me-" ZZZZZEEEROW- BOOOM!
"Where hit!" I yell "Everyone! Hold on!"
Before we hit the ground I leap out of the gunship with a backwards somersault, force pulling all the troops out of the burning fireball heading for the ground, grabbing all of the men, including the 2 pilots at the front, breaking through the windows. I land like rain from the sky, catching the troops I just pulled out with my powers and have them roughly land on the fluffy rocks next to our now downed gunship, no casualties yet. I rush over to take cover under our gunship on its left side behind enemy lines. I sit and meditate as they come up with a plan.
"What's the status lieutenant?" Cody asked
"5 injured thanks to General Saya, but that's not that bad news… Does that Rock look familiar?" The lieutenant asked.
"Yea, the mountain, right where we're not supposed to be." Said Cody
"General Kenobi ordered us not to try taking this section from the ground." The lieutenant regenerated back again with what was already established.
"That's what he said…but what would the general do if he were here?" Cody rhetorically asked.
"Saya sir, what do you think?" A trooper asked me somewhat desperately.
"I think Cody should take this one, I've got your back Cody." I answered with my legs crossed, eyes closed, slightly levitating over the rocks.
"Eight-Eight-Six-Seven through Eight-Eight-Six-Nine and Saya, fix your grapples and come with me. Everybody, prepare for covering fire." Cody ordered.
I get up, eyes still shut, ready to block anything coming our way.
"NOW!" Cody yells, sprinting across what is our no-man's-land
I open my eyes, ignite my Sabers, Green in left, yellow in right, and dash towards the now incoming blaster fire. I sense it, left side, block, right side, deflect, one for Cody, deflected. We get to some stalagmites at the bottom of the mountain, sustaining heavy fire, I pose as a distraction for all the fire, deflecting as many blots as I can back at the metal men. One troop trips and falls, pow, bolt straight through the head. Cody and the men shoot the grappling hooks up towards the top of the mountain and start climbing. I jump from my spot reigniting my sabers, driving them through the mountain side, helping me grab hold with my feet. And when I look up, I see a grapple fall behind me. I tried to grab the rope but I was too late. When I managed to obtain it, he had already hit the ground. Another tragedy, one that never had to happen, life being wasted away. I look up, a droid stairs emotionlessly down into my emotion filled eyes. A blue bolt shoots past me, impacting the droid's head, sending the body backwards.
Cody and the other clone rises from the cliff side as I leap up from the side, landing in front of the clones and immediately start deflecting with my 2 sabers having nothing pass. Cody takes this opportunity to run around my defense and attacks the droids head on, bashing one droid with the butt of his rifle and swinging his rifle at another, destroying both of them. The droid manning the anti aircraft gun turns and aims at Cody. Instinctively I jump in front of the cannon as it fires, I deflect the large bolt away with my right yellow saber, knocking my body to the right, making me stumble. But with the motion throwing me to the right, I use the momentum to throw my green saber with my left hand, impaling the droid in the metal chest. Cody then hops onto the turret, points the gun at the droids firing at our men, and lets loose, destroying all in its reticle.
"Thanks General, I owe you one, ill getcha next time." Cody said slowly getting off the turret.
"You're alright my friend, just pay it forward, let's go see how Obi-Wan did." I slightly worried, staring off to the north.
 We group up at the randevu, where we have set base camp on the planet in a small raven a bit away from where we captured the cliff with some makeshift scouting towers dotted around our position. Obi-Wan had more resistance than what he had anticipated, he was a little banged up, but he was fine in the end. This was a huge victory seeing as we have been able to set base on a planet that allows us to get resources through this hyperspace route and onto parts of the army past this point. Before, General Grievous snipped our route to where we couldn't get resources to our army on the other side from Coruscant. 
Chapter 4
 12 hours later, we have rested and have managed to build up a good base incase of a surprise attack. We are still fighting a few fronts of Separatist holdouts with a fortress a few klicks west, or about 4 miles west. 
I sit in my tent meditating, reflecting back on the weeks events, and what Ahsoka was doing back at the temple, training hard. I recite what I did with an almost overwhelming amount of blaster fire attempting to fly into me, how I was just mostly averting the blots away from me and not in a direction that would benefit me most.
 The ground started to shake out of nowhere, breaking my peace. I rush out of my tent, only to be met with a face full of B2 battle droid. I jump back over my tent flipping onto my feet as I see my tent being lit into flames from heavy bolt fire flying at me. Igniting both my sabers, I deflect the incoming fire away from me up into the sky as much as I physically could. I took a glance around, it was becoming more sunlit as we fought. It was a slaughter, clones dying left and right, Kenobi was on the Command ship getting patched, so it was just me, and the clones down here, being manicured. With a swift right step, I change lightsaber form, combining my form 3, (defensive form blocking anything coming way, and either making, or waiting for an opening to strike) with a combination of form 2 (saber to saber form, putting least amount or saber movement and preferring precise efficient movements) and form 4 (saber from using the force to enhance physical abilities, and heavily utilizing fast acrobatic movements to move around and disorient the opponents, using wide sweeping saber movements to block and hit targets) I use the power if the many bolts to propel my body onto my right leg, crouching down and taking a huge lead in to the air. Looking around like it is moving in stop motion, I see thousands of droids around, completely outnumbering my men. Glancing down where I had jumped from, there seems to be a super battle droid rising from the ground, looking as if it has been there for at least a few days. Time seems to start like normal again, immediately I have to block bolts coming for my body, twisting, turning, deflecting every. single. bolt. right to another droid. I can't have any more unneeded deaths in my hands. I land with an impactful explosion of yellow lighting, rendering half of the electronics on the field obsolete. Shots fire over the wall, exploding near me. 
"Everyone, Retreat!" I yelled into the comms.
I ran towards the lieutenant that I had survived the crash with, he was running for a troop transport.
"Get to the ships, return to the Venators! Get Kenobi and relay what has happened!" Urgency blowing through my voice.
 I push him into the ship as it takes off. As it's doing so, I force push it away from the field as to be in less danger of being shot down. But rockets fly through the air, I reach through the force and grab onto the hurdling death traps, I grab 1, 2, crash them into one another, 3, grab, 4, grab, 5, miss. ERRROW… BOOOM! With a hopeless explosion, the ship bursts into an explosive ball of fire, right in front of my eyes, out of my grasp. Shots fly past my head from behind me, I ignite my sunlit yellow saber to block incoming bolts. No men, only metal remains, and it wants me dead. I dash for my ship on the other side of the airstrip, luckily barely touched from this horrible surprise party that invited everyone I very much dislike. Hopping into my A-wing, I lift-off dogging left, right, up, down, roll left, roll right, barely being passed by on all sides by cannon fire. When I reach the point past the clouds, there's a whole war above. Separatist forces have surprised Kenobi with an overwhelming number of ships, putting our war torn 12 Venators against 16 Munificent class Cruisers. We were greatly out matched. But the time I was in space we had lost 3 Vectors compared to there 1 lost. Droids noticed me coming from the planet and started to verge onto my position. 
"Obi-Wan! You there? Can you hear me?" I yelled, pulling evasive maneuvers.
"Saya, is that you?" Kenobi asked.
"Yes, we got surprised on the ground, seems the same happened here." I rushingly said.
"Yes, they came out of nowh-" Kenobi is cut off by a blaring siren from my cockpit.
"Wait, my ship is damaged, it's starting up my hyperdrive, 411 can you fix it?" I said dipping left and right while trying to stop the hyperdrive activation.
With a few bleeps of fear, I understand what's happening.
"When I was thrown from the capital ship explosive wave, I must have been hit near the hyperdrive, and explosions from my escape, along with the maneuvers I have been pulling, it may have caused damage that is registering a hyperdrive activation. Master Obi-Wan, I don't know, I-I don't know what to do!" I claimed with fear in my eyes.
"Can you deactivate the hyperdrive at all 411?" Kenobi asked
411 bleeps with a sad toon.
"Blast, Saya, does it say where you're going?"
"N- No, my council just says ERROR." I stated, now with much fear in my voice.
 I managed to steer my craft into the position of the hyperspace lane. 
"Tell Ahsoka good bye if I don't-" I get cut off when the the hyperdrive powered up woth a vvvvvvvvvvvVVVVERRRRRRR PEEOW, and just like that, me, my A-wing, and R2-411, are gone.
Chapter 5
 It's been days since the battle, mabe 2 or 3 days. Luckily I always keep many ration bars in my fighter to last me a good few days, along with my extra water and my ability to go into a deep meditative state, conserving food and water. Keeping me company is my meditation and 411. We have almost hit some unknown objects, could have been planets, asteroids, other ships, but we seem to be staying in hyperspace lanes luckily, or I would have been dead a long time ago. My class 2 hyperdrive could have taken me all over the galaxy by now, I could be heading towards Coruscant right now for all I know. 
My hyperdrive warning kicked on, showing that there is a massive gravity force in my path. The console flashed with big red dangerous letters "Exiting Hyperdrive" on the screen.
"YES! FINALLY!" I yelled with excitement.
 I watch through the glass to see a barren looking planet, and a similar looking moon, a moon I was heading to. I was moving fast, as I entered the moon's atmosphere, Im grabbing the controls, barely anything. My craft is red hot from the rate at which I'm coming in on. I'm grabbing the stick, pulling back as much as I can, as to try and save myself and 411 from a fiery death. I scraped by a big rocky mountain dealing more damage to my A-wing. 
"HOLD ON 411!"
"Come ooooon. Pull pull pullllll…. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!-" VERRROW BOOOOSH!!! The crash landing sounded like a bomb flying through the air, then landing on its target. I try to get from my seat just to find my strap and window will not open. Using my saber I cut off my seat strap and broke the window from the hinges and leaped out, taking 411 from the craft, swiftly landing on a tall mountainous rock. The craft seemed to have pushed through the land 50 meters from the initial impact spot. The area I was in seemed to be very rocky terrain with many rocky canyons and huge rocks that are almost mountainous. The sun was close to setting down for the night but was still a good hour away from sleeping.
 With the force by my side, I felt a very uneasy sensation telling me to stay out of sight. I duck down on the tall skinny rock taking 411 down with me. 411 confusingly bleeps when I do so. "Hey, I have a feeling right now, just keep quiet real quick, there's somebody coming. Trust me." Me and 411 peer over the edge looming over my crashed ship just as a group of 6 men in full armor covering their whole body fly in with jetpacks strapped to their backs, blasters in hand. As they land, they search around my wreckage, presumably looking for survivors. One seems to be ordering the others around, pointing at one to look in one direction, another a different direction, and scanning around for the unexpected visitor. I look down at my Wrist link, my distress signal wasn't sent, I guess that was damaged from entering the planet at such high speed with no deflector shields surrounding the ship like a protective blanket. 
"Blast, 411, what's your S.O.S signal situation, did it go through?" 411 beeps with a little drama like I should know it didn't go through.
"Well sorry for busting your rusty bolts you rowdy rancor, better to try than to just give up mister sassy pants. Maybe I should wipe your memory for a change, see how you like it."
"Now shush, don't want them to find us spying on them, won't look too good." I demand. "Now here, in case we get caught, I don't want them to know I'm a Jedi, so here, take my sabers, I'm not gonna need them anyways." I said shoving my lightsabers into 411's storage compartment and looking towards the crash again.
 Just then the suit of armor that had been commanding his squad bursts up into my view right on my face out of hyperspace blue. 
"Ah, found ya trespassers, you 2 are coming with me." Demanded the Mandalorian with a snickering sound in his voice as the others rise from the portal of the abyss from down below.
 It was a good thing my ropes where in the tent back on Sarrish, or this may have been an even worse situation, Mangalorians like them hate Jedi with a passion, and it's a good thing I always have a broken blaster in 411 for any cases where I need to blend in with a crowd or pose as a normal civilian; although, the ability to become a civilian at any point is great, I've had little need to do so much. I'm quite popular with the people for being one who tries to connect with the population as a fellow citizen. So I rarely stay in the temple for too long. I love being with the people and learning skills without the force, like being a mechanic, electrician, public speaker, security guard, an all around great person to talk with about anything. I'm quite known on all levels of Coruscant for being one of the most friendly Jedi to be around. Right now though, I need to focus on not being caught, at least That's what my gut is telling me. After they searched my character for any weapons and found the broken blaster that 411 had put in my holster where my lightsaber usually is, they were satisfied and pushed us into one of their big Kom'rk Mark 1 class Mandalorian starfightetransport ship. 
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2023.06.01 16:57 Obvious_Fish1568 My character was almost killed in my first dnd session because I wanted to feed orphans

Content Warning(s): fictional child death, exclusion?
First things first, while this is not the worst horror story I've heard by far, this still was a bit of a sucky experience for me and my friend to have as our first time interacting with DnD. I hold no animosity toward anyone in this story, as we were all young and this was years ago, but rather I want to share this story to get it off my chest.
The characters:
-Me, playing a beast-master ranger with a dire wolf animal companion, first time playing Dnd
-Wizard, playing a wizard as you would guess, first time playing dnd (they/them)
-Barbarian, sibling of DM and Rogue, invited Me and Wizard to play and introduced us to the idea of DnD as a whole (they/she)
-Rogue, sibling of DM and Barbarian, "problem" in the story along with DM (he/him)
and finally
-DM, oldest sibling of Barbarian and Rogue, also is a bit of an issue in the story (they/them)
Okay so now for the story:
Barbarian, Wizard, and I were all really close friends in middle school, and one day Barbarian brought up that their siblings play Dungeons and Dragons. Wizard and I, not knowing anything about the game, were immediately super interested, and eventually Barbarian invited us over to play dnd with their family. During the time leading up to the session, both Wizard and I were super excited and we both tried to learn about the different classes and races as best we could. Both Wizard and I ended up with super basic practically self-insert characters, but we were both super happy with what we had created. The day of the session arrived and both Wizard and I were stoked to play finally, but once again, we knew literally nothing about the game.
Right off the bat, our party was placed in a relatively open area. If I’m honest I don’t remember why we were just dropped in the open, but as we were trying to figure out what to do, (probably within the first ten or so minutes of the game) Wizard walked forward into a trap that ~none~ of the party had seen and was immediately paralyzed.
Obviously, Wizard and I were very caught off guard by this, and when we asked DM what was going on they responded by saying that we “should have done a perception check”. Wizard and I were confused, as we had literally no idea what a perception check was at the time or how we were supposed to make one but both of us just accepted that we made a mistake and tried to move on. Wizard was eventually released from their paralysis and the game continued.
Eventually, the party came to a town and started to wander towards the nearest tavern to try and figure out what our quest was going to be for the session. Immediately as we walk into the city, an orphan kid (described to be no more than 5 or 6) is said to walk up to my character (and specifically only my character). Now, something about me personally is that I have a giant soft spot for children and animals, and almost every character I play shares this sensitivity. As this was my first dnd character, I shared practically every trait with my dnd character and as such I immediately felt super attached to this little kid. The kid begged for some food and without hesitation I had my character pull out her rations and hand over a portion to the kid. Suddenly, my character was ~flooded~ with a bunch of orphaned kids, all begging for food. As this happened, I turned and asked DM if we were going to a place where we could get more food and if I had enough rations between my character and her dire wolf to be able to feed all of the kids who showed up. DM said that we were going to a place where we could get food and that I did not have enough food for all of the kids, but that if everyone in the party gave up the rest of their rations that we could feed all of the kids.
I immediately turned to the party and started to ask for everyone to give up their rations and started to try and explain that we could buy more food but I was cut off by Rogue. Rogue had been getting irritated throughout this whole interaction, but apparently, this was the last straw as he narrated his character walking over to one of the children and pulling out a dagger. He said (both in-game and out-of-game) that he was going to count down from 10 and if I hadn’t left by then that he was going to kill the kid.
I immediately panicked, as I mentioned before, I have a massive soft spot for children and I was terrified that any of these fictional kids would get hurt so I tried to explain my plan to Rogue and negotiate with the DM to try and make it to where I could have my character feed all of the kids all while Rogue counted down. I remember getting physically upset as the countdown was happening, both at the prospect that Rogue would follow through with his threat and that I felt like no one was listening to me. Despite my efforts to persuade or negotiate my way into a better solution, Rogue reached the end of his countdown and turned to DM saying that he wanted to stab the kid in front of him. DM didn’t even make Rogue roll and said that Rogue killed the kid and all of the orphans scattered. I was absolutely livid at this, and I believe at this point I started to tear up and was on the verge of crying. I was visibly upset at this turn of events and had my character start to yell at Rogue. Admittedly, I probably got too upset over the turn of events at this point, but don’t worry, it gets worse.
While the exact details on how the next event happened are admittedly very fuzzy on my part (since this story was years ago) the important part is that the party ended up kidnapped and taken down into the sewers under the city. We were taken to have an audience with the leader of a secret crime syndicate that was apparently stationed in the city and quickly learned that the child of this Crime Boss was the “orphan” that Rogue had stabbed. Immediately the Crime Boss (referred to as CB for the rest of the story) asked the entire party who was responsible for killing the child. I (being admittedly still angry out of game) had my character rat out Rogue and start to explain the whole situation, only to be interrupted by Rouge saying that I had a choice of not killing the kid if I had just given up on feeding all the children. I then pointed out that I was just trying to feed all of the kids and that if everyone had just given up some of their rations we could have fed all of the children and then just bought more rations. CB then interrupted the argument and said that he had a decision about who was responsible. I admittedly was a little too proud at this moment, and I genuinely thought that Rogue was going to be punished for killing the kid. Much to my surprise, however, CB had all of the guards grab my character and tie her up in a magical rope that no one could break.
I was absolutely stunned and didn’t understand why I was being punished as DM explained that CB appreciated Rogue for killing the kid because CB couldn’t have a “weak” kid. DM also explained that my character was being punished for being “weak” and that CB was actually supposed to be the final boss of the one-shot and that we skipped straight to him through killing his kid. Back in the game, CB explained that the party could have my character back only after they did three things for him and that every hour the ropes around my character would tighten, killing my character in 24 hours if the tasks were not completed. Note, once again, this was my first ever time playing dnd and I was no older than 12 or 13 at the time. I was incredibly upset but at the time I didn’t say anything because I just thought that “this is how dnd goes” and I thought I was just being a sore loser, but now looking back I know I should have let the DM know that I was feeling upset.
Anyway, the first task given to the party was a simple riddle, specifically the one with the seed, the chicken, and the fox, where you have to get all across a gorge with various rules about what can and cannot be left alone together. I immediately spoke up because I already knew this riddle and knew how to solve it. I had my character ask CB if she was allowed to solve it. CB reluctantly agreed and I had my character explain the solution. CB said my solution was correct and then said that the other two tasks had to be performed by the party with no input from my character. I was once again upset that I couldn’t participate but convinced DM to let me control my dire wolf instead of my character.
Honestly, I don’t remember what the last two tasks were, but I do remember that my dire wolf was absolutely no help on the tasks and on top of that was completely ignored by the party members whenever I did try to help, so I was left doing literally nothing while the party was having fun solving the tasks. I started to get more and more frustrated as time went on as I really wanted to participate but knew I couldn’t do anything. Finally, the party completed both tasks with one in-game hour left before my character would die. I was really anxious at this point for the party to get back to see CB so that my character would be released, but relieved that the party had a whole hour to spare. Relieved until the NPC that was with the party suggested that the party stop for a leisurely brunch before going to get my character, that is. I was honestly on the verge of tears, frustrated, as the party narrated going inside a tavern for a leisurely brunch while my character was minutes from dying. The whole party was having fun and joking while I tried to get the party to go and save my character, but all my attempts to ask the party members out-of-game to help was met with “Oh we have plenty of time, it’ll be fine”. Finally, I got fed up and had my dire wolf burst inside the tavern (it was made to wait outside) and physically try to drag the party members outside. My dire wolf was just kicked out again and so I said that my dire would just bark and howl non-stop until the party left to go save my character. A bit annoyed, the DM relented and said that the NPC cut the brunch short and the party headed back to see CB, freeing my character only minutes before she would have died. After that, the session was practically over. I can’t imagine we played for more than half an hour after that, but despite it all, I continued to play DnD and even played with the same group a second time where I actually was able to play and help the party through things.
As I said at the beginning, I don’t think this story is the worst horror story that I’ve heard, but it definitely was a frustrating experience, especially for my first-ever dnd game. Despite it though, I’ve been playing dnd for years now and have been running my own games for about 5 years now, so at the very least I’m glad that I was able to get through this experience without a bad taste towards dnd as a whole.
TLDR; My character was taken out of commission for a majority of my first-ever dnd session all because I wanted to feed children rations.
Note: I was talking to Wizard about the whole situation right before posting this and they wanted to add a few details.
First off, Wizard said that they were teasing DM before the game, and while they didn’t think that they were being annoying, that teasing may have been the reason for their character getting immediately paralyzed (or at the very least it felt like retaliation to Wizard).
Second, not only did Wizard and I have no information on dnd, Wizard reminded me that the mechanics of the game were not explained to us at all before we started playing and both DM and Rogue would get upset, and Wizard and I when we didn’t know how our characters worked.
Also, there was some issue before the game started about how my beast master ranger couldn’t have an animal companion because “only druids could have animal companions”.
Finally, Wizard mentioned that they think that DM and Rogue were hostile toward Wizard and I because they were significantly older than us and they were Barbarian’s older siblings. It is very possible that Barbarian kinda forced DM and Rogue to teach us how to play and that they were upset about it and so made their goal to mess with us. While this obviously doesn’t excuse the fact that they were unfair towards us, it might be a bit more of an explanation.
But yeah, thanks for reading I guess?
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2023.06.01 16:57 slice_of_noice19 I'm really worried about my brother

Me and my brother are generally quite close. We get on playing sports and video games etc. Here in the UK it is currently a break from schools. I am in my first year of college and my brother is still in school. Our parents work full time and I work most of the week. Today I got the afternoon off of work and have been doing chores around the house etc while my brother does what he usually does and sits in his room on his bed with the door closed and blinds pulled down. This is probably normal for a young boy but my worry is his eating habits. He will eat 3 Weetabix in the morning about 10am and then nothing until dinner at around 7/8pm when our parents are home. I get food at work and I am often at work during lunch times so I can't supervise/cook for him. When I asked him what he has eaten he first lied to me then made himself a sandwich and went upstairs agrilly. I partly blame myself for not being there and helping him, but I also blame my parents, as my mum constantly berates my dad for his overeating habits and I'm worried this is having an effect on my brother. I'm just really worried and I don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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2023.06.01 16:57 Little_Li0n_Man AITAH for demanding my sister leave my house after she hit my cat?

I have a sister (21), who I'll call Ellie. Yesterday, Ellie had come to visit for no reason in particular. Everything was going fine until the event mentioned in the title.
I have a cat, Jasper. I've had him for a good few years now and he's my cat as opposed to a family pet. He's super affectionate and gentle but not the biggest fan of being held - he'll tolerate it but not for long and only in a certain way.
Ellie and I grew up with a cat named Scarlet who really loved being held and cuddled all the time, and so she assumed Jasper would be the same. She picked him up and I told her he didn't like being held for long. She then said something along the lines of "it's fine! he likes it!".
He started to try to wriggle free so she held him tighter and shushed him like he was a fussing baby. I warned her that he was probably going to bite her, she laughed, and then he bit her. It wasn't a bad bite, just a little warning nibble, but she flew off the handle. She dropped him, yelled at him, got on his level and slapped him?
He ran up the stairs and I just kind of stood in shock for a moment before saying, bluntly, "leave." She tried to laugh it off so I got in her face and told her to "get the fuck out of my house."
My mother, who had sat and watched the whole ordeal (but pretended she hadn't) stood up and was like "guys, me and [my name] were gonna go to the store so Ellie, you should probably get going. It was lovely to see you!"
Ellie begrudgingly left and then my mother was distant to me for the next few hours before telling me "Ellie just texted me and she's really upset at the way you spoke to her. I told her you were sorry and it was just PMS."
I didn't want to start even more of a problem so I just walked out but I texted my sister saying "I'm not sorry and if you ever go near Jazzy again you'll get more than a cat bite" and she messaged back with laughing emojis.
she sent mother a screenshot of my message and now she's giving me the silent treatment (it's been about 18 hours).
I understand how I may have been overreacting, and I guess Ellie didn't know because she's used to cats who are more cuddly than Jasper is. That being said, she's interacted with him plenty of times.
so, AITAH?
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2023.06.01 16:57 AusrineLaima Looking at eviction, help?

Got emailed an n12 (in bad faith). I thought you had to be snail mailed or handed this notice?
The email was from landlord (who does not live in this country). In the body of email, he stated the developers were going to demolish my home.
Would this not call for an n13? And do we not have the right to move back in to whatever they rebuild here at the same rate?
We've lived here for 10 years and are still protected from the crazy increases. We don't make a lot of money, due to health issues, circumstance, etc. We can afford this place, but would never be able to save enough for first and last for anywhere around here (Cambridge). And even if we could get the 1st and last, we could never sustain the cost of a 3 bedroom in this area. We have 4 school aged children, and require 3 bedrooms. We do not qualify for RGI and our current situation, we cannot wait 10+ years on a wait list for the "affordable housing" help.
We do not know if the house has been sold to the developer yet, as we are still dealing with the original owner and he is the one who emailed us the n12. We think the developers who want to buy are leaving it to him to evict the tenants (us and the neighbor below) before they purchase, but this is just a guess.
Ideally, I think we want an n13 because if they demolish and rebuild, we are allowed to move back in at the same rate.. I think? Any advice or thoughts, kindly share. This is our home, and we do not want to leave. Homelessness would be our next option.
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2023.06.01 16:57 vaxx66 Fully funded PhD positions in Mathematical Sciences - Politecnico di Torino

Fully funded PhD positions in Mathematical Sciences - Politecnico di Torino
The PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences of Politecnico di Torino has opened a call for fully funded PhD scholarships in Mathematics and its applications. The text of the call and the instructions to apply are available at:
The deadline for application is the 20th of June 2023 at 12 PM (CET).
The Department of Mathematical Sciences of Politecnico di Torino proposes a new PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences, whose nominal duration is three years. The PhD programme encompasses all areas of pure and applied Mathematics, including Statistics and Data Science.
For the 39th cycle of the PhD programme, which is to start on the 1st of November 2023, the following fully funded PhD scholarships are offered:
In line with the policy of promotion of the value of the PhD programmes adopted by Politecnico di Torino, the amount of all scholarships of the PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences is increased with respect to the Ministerial standards (details here:
For further information on the PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences at Politecnico di Torino please visit the website
This website is regularly updated by the Doctoral School, though sometimes not at the same pace at which new scholarships may become available. Therefore, make sure to check it frequently so as not to miss important updates on new scholarships.
For information about research groups and research topics of the Department of Mathematical Sciences "G. L. Lagrange" please refer to:
The Coordinator of the PhD programme
Prof. Andrea Tosin
The vice-coordinator of the PhD programme
Prof. Elvise Berchio
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2023.06.01 16:57 Inevitable_Bend_2310 Burnt out

I’ve been nannying all throughout college for about 4 years now. I’m starting to get burnt out from it and really don’t even enjoy it as much as I use it. I feel bad because for the most part the job is “easy” obviously some days are harder than others but compared to some jobs I’ve had it is a lot easier, and a-lot more freedom and schedule flexibility compared to other jobs. But I’m starting to feel really secluded just being with a toddler all day and not any co workers my age which just makes the days feel really repetitive and long… I feel bad being burnt out from this because I don’t know how I’ll be able to survive a corporate job once I graduate.. if even nannying is making me feel this way. Has anyone who got out of nannying had positive experience? I don’t know what other job I could do while finishing school I still have a year left in getting my bachelors in psychology and feeling really lost… any advice is helpful. (:
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2023.06.01 16:56 NikkolasKing My First Viewing of Original Total Drama Island

So I was gonna wait to write up my thoughts until I finished the series but...Lindsay was eliminated! No! She was so awesome and knew martial arts! And her audition makes me love her even more! I only saw this in the recap episode, I dunno where else it was supposed to be viewable, unles it was like a commercial or ad on CN back in the day.
I dunno if any of you are old enough to remember Totally Spies but Clover was always my favorite. I guess I just have a weakness for blond ditzes. But I think everyone loves Lindsay. Cute sincerity always wins people over.
But now I'm here, I guess I might as well post some general thoughts.
Izzy being chased off by the helicopter was one of the funniest moments in the series. The insane laugh, the stupefied looks on everyone's face, how unexpected it was - I loved it so much. I'm glad she came back. Owen might not have gotten to second base but Izzy scored a homerun on his face.
A lot of the early eliminations were obvious and predictable. Courtney being kicked off was the most shocking elimination. She had MC written all over her and I loved her ever since eh first episode as well.
It seems everyone likes Heather as a great villain but after what just happened to Lindsay, she's trying my patience. I think I found the Ice Dancers more fun while Heather is just pure spite. She's not over-the-top like they were, she's just...evil. Still, I'm eagerly awaiting her downfall so she's doing ag ood job.... That all being said, finding Chef in the fridge with a meat cleaver was pure gold.
After finishing the series, I actually feel kinda sorry for her. Once more the villain finishes in third. Interesting choice. You'd think they'd have a bit more, well, drama and have it come down to the villain and one other person.
Wawanakwa's Gone Wild might be my favorite episodes Racoons forming a giant kaiju robot thing, chipmunks with parachutes, ducks who run like Roadrunner - I loved it.
The playlist I was watching actually ended with Owen winning which I knew was the "alternate ending" so I actually had to go find a different playlist to see the real ending with Gwen victorious. Go Gwen! I'm no more a fan of Owen now than I was in Ridonculous Race. Just not my type.
I'd say my favorite characters were: Lindsay, Courtney, Duncan, Gwen, Heather, and...well, I'll just say it, Chris. Honestly, Chris deserves all the karmic retribution that Heather got and then some. I'm gonna keep watching these for many reasons but I am sincerely hoping he gets his sometime. Being dunked in water was nowhere NEAR bad enough. Not even close. All those poor. dead interns.
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2023.06.01 16:56 flaskman Is there anything more LSC than funneling public education money into the McMansions of private charter school owners I ask?

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2023.06.01 16:55 jsmu2016 Switch jobs or not?

I need guidance. I received a job offer with a promotion and 10% pay increase (asked for 20%) but I have to drive about an hour each way for 90 days then I get to be remote 2 days after that. I currently work 100% remote so switching would require me to give up an extra 6 hours a week.
The pros of the new company is that it's one of the top 25-50 in the country in its field/business, it's less likely to have layoffs, more opportunities for growth.
Just not sure if it makes sense to add another 6 hours to my work week sitting in traffic for a 10% raise. I can easily take my kid to school and pick him up, take him to sports practices and what not since I work remotely.
Am I overthinking the driving time? What would you do?
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2023.06.01 16:55 ouiouinc Advice for reactive Akita

Hello .. I adopted my American Akita in June 2021. She is on Prozac and seems generally anxious, panics around other dogs, panics when new people come to the house. She has growled/snapped/warning shot nipped me at least three times over the time we’ve been together.
She loves my girlfriend but just tolerates me and our kids. I am the primary feeder and I take her for solo walks a few times a month (meaning just me and dog with my gf).
My gf is out of town this week. On the first day we were fine. Last night I was putting on her harness like I always do - I am aware of her anxiety and I make sure to talk to her gently and like pet her head before reaching to buckle the harness so she doesn’t get startled. But last night she bark/snarl/growled and bated her teeth at me when I started to buckle the second side of the harness.
Maybe part of the problem is my fear. Now that she has physically hurt me (never clamped down but like hit me with her teeth in anger and growling) I am scared to push her boundaries.
That growl last night was a warning that meant “I am not comfortable with you touching me, stop it now or I will bite you.”
After she yelled at me last night I shouted at her which I know now is wrong. But I was too afraid to to touch her enough to take her harness off so it’s just halfway on. I ended up being able to get her leash on to her collar and take her out last night to use the bathroom.
But today I am stressing because this dog is sitting at home today with a harness halfway on and my gf isn’t home til Friday night and I don’t know what to do.
If it helps, she is 7 years old and we started a training program two weeks ago, she will have four private lessons and then a two week board and train.
Help? How to I overcome what I think is a well founded fear of reaching toward the dog to get her harness off when she has told me clearly to keep my damn hands off her ??
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2023.06.01 16:55 noahstelter884 What advice would you give to someone who is preparing to go to school to become a therapist?

As the title says, i’m preparing to go back to school to get my lcsw. What are things I should know before hand? How hard is schooling, how long did it take you to finish school? I’m 23 and the thought of starting school now is kinda terrifying!
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2023.06.01 16:55 National_Platypus354 Any advice before I start with my MBA journey

Pretty much the title.
My MBA school starts end of this month.
Any advice or anything I should before hand?
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2023.06.01 16:55 mrhndr_x Ended up with a cute little +life run in DD2 ... :)

Ended up with a cute little +life run in DD2 ... :)
Thought I would share. Got lucky with a few items here.

Last Inn before the mountain:
Inventory: 74 food items in inventory
Pet: Reanimated Rabbit
Stagecoach: Stew Pot, Ice Box, Griddle, Food Barrels

MAA: Dark Impulse, Misstep ( Ended up using Sodden Sweater + Greater Clotting Cruor for a cute little selfheal of 12 on bleed resist since I was fighting Ambition - still 125 hp though )
MAA at a total of 173 life.
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2023.06.01 16:54 MissionBodybuilder75 She immediately gets defensive over everything. Fear mongering?.. She could have responded with a ✨SOURCE✨ explaining that SOME oils ARE toxic to animals/kids instead of getting defensive calling it fear mongering 😂😂 No one is going to take you seriously when you act like this

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2023.06.01 16:54 rightsaidded Leaving Houston to?

My husband and I (mid 30s) are nearly lifelong Houstonians that are beyond ready to leave Texas. We have a two-year old. I work remotely and husband is a massage therapist so job availability in an area is not important.
We have stayed because family is all here, COL is low, and the cultural diversity. We are looking for somewhere less conservative with some nice scenery (being from Houston our bar for that is pretty low) and opportunities for hiking. Also important to us:
- Weather - mild winters, we can't do extreme cold! We are totally fine with heat.
- Access to good public schools
- Cultural diversity (husband is Hispanic)
- Low to mid COL. Would like to be comfortable on combined ~ $180k and able to buy a 3bd house in a decent area in the $500s
- 1 hour or less drive from an airport
We visited Tucson for a few days and it seemed to check a lot of boxes for us, however I have read a lot of complaints about the schools there.
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