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2020.11.28 02:53 The_WereArcticFox Super Mario Bros (1993) vs Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) HISHE styled

Date: May 1993
Scene: Bar that is filled with arcade machines and video game consoles. Mario and Sonic are sitting on opposite sides of the table. Mario is eating spaghetti while Sonic is eating a chili dog while reading a news paper
Sonic (shaking his head): …Alright so lets change the subject about me running so fast that I change time and talk about your movie? Only grossed 20 million dollars out of a 48 million dollar budget? Plus what the critics and fans are saying about it…I mean they made two of Bowser's kids into human henchman, pretty sure you in the movie would have killed Yoshi if you tried riding him, the Bertha fish into a woman you had to seduce and instead of a Mushroom Kingdom you get an alternate Brooklyn with fungus around it. Feels out of place when you have an accurate Bob-Omb which looks as it's supposed to…
Mario: People didn't understand what needed to be done to bring something to the big screen! They wanted a kiddy game brought to life when we were working on a Rain Man styled masterpiece that was to be another Batman!
Sonic: Really?
Mario: Yes! It’s me a Mario! People love me! Because I’m Mario.
Sonic: Look, I didn't think the movie was that bad after all and I think with everything against it then it could have been worse! There were constant script changes from what I heard, the directors were insufferable, the actors were put into danger and the main duo had to drink to get through shooting! I bet they could have at least make it closer to your games as people loved them enough to want to see this movie. Plus why not keep a light hearted tone; I know you were a horrible pet owner in Donkey Kong but you had there was a cartoon like world that your 3 cartoons gave you! Why not keep to that?
Mario: Says you! I heard of the 2 cartoons you are getting, one is getting a more serious tone that can make the new Batman show blush, and the Looney Tunes rip off sister show! You have to understand that you need to make changes and give things darker to adapt something to the bring screen! Tim Burton understood that when he eliminated the camp of Batman and I doubt the Marvel Superheroes would get any success if they weren't ultra serious with a dour tone!
Sonic: How about Superman? Christopher Reeve made people a man could fly, and I took a leaf from his book about speed
Mario: That is an exception and before people realized how serious and edgy Superheroes need to be now in the 1990s! I heard the comics are changing and so should all the movies. You think a movie based on a game could work if they tried to be faithful to the games? I’m going for a more ‘Batman’ approach to my movie.
Sonic: Of course, if I had a movie then I would want it to be light hearted and full of references to my games! I would want a great comedian to play Robotnik like perhaps that Jim Carrey guy starring in that pet detective movie next year and going to star in a light hearted movie based on that dark Mask comic! I would want my movie self to look like me and be cool and fun! I would want my buddy Tails to be in the sequel if I get one and you know what Queen's Don't Stop Me Now sounds like a song that would fit so I would want that to be used!
Mario (laughing): Listen, you are pretty much a new hot shot with your flashy two games with three more coming out later this year; you have fifteen minutes of fame yet to expire and you have got a lot to learn about the industry. You really think a light hearted Sonic movie could be a success while a dark serious movie starring me. ME. MARIO. The biggest name in the Video Game Industry somehow failed? You think 'Genesis does what Nintendon't' applies here? Your only hope would be to take the same serious tone that my film made with your design to reflect that. Maybe you would need a serious rap song to show people you mean business.
Sonic: I think my fans would hate that and if the studio tried that; they would have to change it and delay the movie…
Mario: You know what; I am wasting my breath here talking to an idiot who knows nothing how movies work and what the people want! You want to ignore my practical and reasonable advice on how to get ahead if you get your own movie then be my guest! Don't say I didn't want you when you're stupid kids movie fails if it ever gets off the ground! Mark my words; it will be a more financial flop than mine ever could!
27 YEARS LATER...
Sonic (smirking while looking at his phone): And so we hired this guy called Christian Whitehead who made fangames to make a game as a tribute to all of our fans work. And I see that you sent another Cease and Desist letter to another fan I see...While my game quality is debatable at best, I don’t stop running. And by the way, my movie just came out and it already made 218 million, the sequel is in the works and Pikachu congratulated me as it looks as if this is going to blow Detective Pikachu out of the water. By the way how’s Illumination going?
Mario wails while crying into his hands
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2020.11.28 02:52 The_WereArcticFox Super Mario Bros (1993) Vs Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) HISHE styled

Date: May 1993
Scene: Bar that is filled with arcade machines and video game consoles. Mario and Sonic are sitting on opposite sides of the table. Mario is eating spaghetti while Sonic is eating a chili dog while reading a news paper
Sonic (shaking his head): …Alright so lets change the subject about me running so fast that I change time and talk about your movie? Only grossed 20 million dollars out of a 48 million dollar budget? Plus what the critics and fans are saying about it…I mean they made two of Bowser's kids into human henchman, pretty sure you in the movie would have killed Yoshi if you tried riding him, the Bertha fish into a woman you had to seduce and instead of a Mushroom Kingdom you get an alternate Brooklyn with fungus around it. Feels out of place when you have an accurate Bob-Omb which looks as it's supposed to…
Mario: People didn't understand what needed to be done to bring something to the big screen! They wanted a kiddy game brought to life when we were working on a Rain Man styled masterpiece that was to be another Batman!
Sonic: Really?
Mario: Yes! It’s me a Mario! People love me! Because I’m Mario.
Sonic: Look, I didn't think the movie was that bad after all and I think with everything against it then it could have been worse! There were constant script changes from what I heard, the directors were insufferable, the actors were put into danger and the main duo had to drink to get through shooting! I bet they could have at least make it closer to your games as people loved them enough to want to see this movie. Plus why not keep a light hearted tone; I know you were a horrible pet owner in Donkey Kong but you had there was a cartoon like world that your 3 cartoons gave you! Why not keep to that?
Mario: Says you! I heard of the 2 cartoons you are getting, one is getting a more serious tone that can make the new Batman show blush, and the Looney Tunes rip off sister show! You have to understand that you need to make changes and give things darker to adapt something to the bring screen! Tim Burton understood that when he eliminated the camp of Batman and I doubt the Marvel Superheroes would get any success if they weren't ultra serious with a dour tone!
Sonic: How about Superman? Christopher Reeve made people a man could fly, and I took a leaf from his book about speed
Mario: That is an exception and before people realized how serious and edgy Superheroes need to be now in the 1990s! I heard the comics are changing and so should all the movies. You think a movie based on a game could work if they tried to be faithful to the games? I’m going for a more ‘Batman’ approach to my movie.
Sonic: Of course, if I had a movie then I would want it to be light hearted and full of references to my games! I would want a great comedian to play Robotnik like perhaps that Jim Carrey guy starring in that pet detective movie next year and going to star in a light hearted movie based on that dark Mask comic! I would want my movie self to look like me and be cool and fun! I would want my buddy Tails to be in the sequel if I get one and you know what Queen's Don't Stop Me Now sounds like a song that would fit so I would want that to be used!
Mario (laughing): Listen, you are pretty much a new hot shot with your flashy two games with three more coming out later this year; you have fifteen minutes of fame yet to expire and you have got a lot to learn about the industry. You really think a light hearted Sonic movie could be a success while a dark serious movie starring me. ME. MARIO. The biggest name in the Video Game Industry somehow failed? You think 'Genesis does what Nintendon't' applies here? Your only hope would be to take the same serious tone that my film made with your design to reflect that. Maybe you would need a serious rap song to show people you mean business.
Sonic: I think my fans would hate that and if the studio tried that; they would have to change it and delay the movie…
Mario: You know what; I am wasting my breath here talking to an idiot who knows nothing how movies work and what the people want! You want to ignore my practical and reasonable advice on how to get ahead if you get your own movie then be my guest! Don't say I didn't want you when you're stupid kids movie fails if it ever gets off the ground! Mark my words; it will be a more financial flop than mine ever could!
27 YEARS LATER...
Sonic (smirking while looking at his phone): And so we hired this guy called Christian Whitehead who made fangames to make a game as a tribute to all of our fans work. And I see that you sent another Cease and Desist letter to another fan I see...While my game quality is debatable at best, I don’t stop running. And by the way, my movie just came out and it already made 218 million, the sequel is in the works and Pikachu congratulated me as it looks as if this is going to blow Detective Pikachu out of the water. By the way how’s Illumination going?
Mario wails while crying into his hands
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2020.11.28 02:36 The_WereArcticFox Super Mario Bros (1993) vs Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) HISHE styled

Date: May 1993
Scene: Bar that is filled with arcade machines and video game consoles. Mario and Sonic are sitting on opposite sides of the table. Mario is eating spaghetti while Sonic is eating a chili dog while reading a news paper
Sonic (shaking his head): …Alright so lets change the subject about me running so fast that I change time and talk about your movie? Only grossed 20 million dollars out of a 48 million dollar budget? Plus what the critics and fans are saying about it…I mean they made two of Bowser's kids into human henchman, pretty sure you in the movie would have killed Yoshi if you tried riding him, the Bertha fish into a woman you had to seduce and instead of a Mushroom Kingdom you get an alternate Brooklyn with fungus around it. Feels out of place when you have an accurate Bob-Omb which looks as it's supposed to…
Mario: People didn't understand what needed to be done to bring something to the big screen! They wanted a kiddy game brought to life when we were working on a Rain Man styled masterpiece that was to be another Batman!
Sonic: Really?
Mario: Yes! It’s me a Mario! People love me! Because I’m Mario.
Sonic: Look, I didn't think the movie was that bad after all and I think with everything against it then it could have been worse! There were constant script changes from what I heard, the directors were insufferable, the actors were put into danger and the main duo had to drink to get through shooting! I bet they could have at least make it closer to your games as people loved them enough to want to see this movie. Plus why not keep a light hearted tone; I know you were a horrible pet owner in Donkey Kong but you had there was a cartoon like world that your 3 cartoons gave you! Why not keep to that?
Mario: Says you! I heard of the 2 cartoons you are getting, one is getting a more serious tone that can make the new Batman show blush, and the Looney Tunes rip off sister show! You have to understand that you need to make changes and give things darker to adapt something to the bring screen! Tim Burton understood that when he eliminated the camp of Batman and I doubt the Marvel Superheroes would get any success if they weren't ultra serious with a dour tone!
Sonic: How about Superman? Christopher Reeve made people a man could fly, and I took a leaf from his book about speed
Mario: That is an exception and before people realized how serious and edgy Superheroes need to be now in the 1990s! I heard the comics are changing and so should all the movies. You think a movie based on a game could work if they tried to be faithful to the games? I’m going for a more ‘Batman’ approach to my movie.
Sonic: Of course, if I had a movie then I would want it to be light hearted and full of references to my games! I would want a great comedian to play Robotnik like perhaps that Jim Carrey guy starring in that pet detective movie next year and going to star in a light hearted movie based on that dark Mask comic! I would want my movie self to look like me and be cool and fun! I would want my buddy Tails to be in the sequel if I get one and you know what Queen's Don't Stop Me Now sounds like a song that would fit so I would want that to be used!
Mario (laughing): Listen, you are pretty much a new hot shot with your flashy two games with three more coming out later this year; you have fifteen minutes of fame yet to expire and you have got a lot to learn about the industry. You really think a light hearted Sonic movie could be a success while a dark serious movie starring me. ME. MARIO. The biggest name in the Video Game Industry somehow failed? You think 'Genesis does what Nintendon't' applies here? Your only hope would be to take the same serious tone that my film made with your design to reflect that. Maybe you would need a serious rap song to show people you mean business.
Sonic: I think my fans would hate that and if the studio tried that; they would have to change it and delay the movie…
Mario: You know what; I am wasting my breath here talking to an idiot who knows nothing how movies work and what the people want! You want to ignore my practical and reasonable advice on how to get ahead if you get your own movie then be my guest! Don't say I didn't want you when you're stupid kids movie fails if it ever gets off the ground! Mark my words; it will be a more financial flop than mine ever could!
27 YEARS LATER...
Sonic (smirking while looking at his phone): And so we hired this guy called Christian Whitehead who made fangames to make a game as a tribute to all of our fans work. And I see that you sent another Cease and Desist letter to another fan I see...While my game quality is debatable at best, I don’t stop running. And by the way, my movie just came out and it already made 218 million, the sequel is in the works and Pikachu congratulated me as it looks as if this is going to blow Detective Pikachu out of the water. By the way how’s Illumination going?
Mario wails while crying into his hands
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2020.11.28 00:20 tjaylea I'm a Pathologist who performs autopsies on nightmares. This autopsy talked back.

Death is a taboo topic for so many of us. Something we shy away from, beat it over the head with a stick and scream at it to go sit in the corner until we’re ready to deal with it. It permeates every aspect of our daily lives without us often even registering it, yet we still run from it.
Because despite our various faiths, practices and beliefs; we don’t truly know what is beyond this existence. And that’s terrifying for so many.
Not for me, though. For me, it’s just work. Over here at Death May Die, we have a system that has remained unchanged for all the years I’ve worked here. It’s one I will apply to every entry in my strange life that I share with you.
Every 3 days, a new body winds up at my morgue with its own story about how it got there.
Every 3 days, I'll report back to you all with what I find.
Some corpses are contorted, misshapen from the decomposition, rotted or burning. Yes, still burning when I finally dump them on the cold table. Ritual deaths are tricky and require big rubbery gloves. Mine have a few fun stickers from the local music scene, gotta represent.
But they all have one thing in common;
Every single one of them is a product of nightmares. Literally and figuratively.
Now I’ll say here for those of you already rolling your eyes so hard they’re already prepping to become billiard balls; I’m not expecting you to start up petitions for nightmare integration or to start on your creature feature dating sim. It is not my job to convince you. Sturgeon is a weird fuckin’ place.
I’ll lay it all out now; Sturgeon has a serious nightmare problem on its hands. We all know they walk where we dare not tread and the folks like it that way. Unless you’ve been sentenced for crimes that shall go unmentioned or it’s near the end of their life, you are never likely to meet any of their various ilk.
A barrier separates Sturgeon’s denizens or “Daywalkers” from those who inhabit the darkest corners of our fears and those who came long before we stepped out of our caves. Cryptids, Nightmares, Beasts and so forth. They have their own histories, legends, infirmities, fears and flaws. Most importantly; they all die. That means someone must tend to them, set their bodies right and perform whatever practice they held dear to them.
Being the only mortician that is willing to cater to their final rites, it falls to yours truly; Fala McNamara, to do what needs to be done and provide them with their last rites, maybe learning something about them along the way.
With the latest iteration in the Tournament of Nightmares now over, my business has been… busy, to say the least. Bodies coming in covered in cuts, limbs totally eviscerated and organs simply gone. They love to keep a girl busy, that’s for sure.
But that’s not why we’re here today.
We’re here today because of the nightmare of the forests that was hauled in last week.
And what was inside of him.
-
I always hated early morning calls. Let it be known that Dr. Fala McNamara is not a fucking morning person. Not in a cute “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee!” type of way, either. Miss me with that bullshit, I enjoy the quietness of night where the sun cannot expose my exhausted face and dishevelled frame like the judgmental bitch he is. Makes me love the Winter all the more.
As my bones rattled in the early morning chill, my mind wandered to a familiar question; Was med school really worth it? To become Sturgeon’s sole nightmare pathologist AND mortician? Looks borderline comical on a resume. Well, not like I could quit now…
Hobbling downstairs from my apartment, Khali hands me a glass of something with a cheery grin and nervous hands.
“Mornin’ chief! Sorry to get you up so early, our next client wasn’t scheduled until after dinner, but you know how it is… I hope you’re not mad?” They fumbled with their hands and flinched as I took a sip before nodding at nothing and rushing to clean the reception counter. Khali was sweet, more nervous than a shelter animal meeting a foster owner and easily the most alive thing in this entire building. They were good at their job, though, and always thinking of new ways to bring efficiency to the business, so I would always tread lightly when they had a nervous spell.
“You know you don’t need to call me chief. Morgues just have Morticians. Don’t worry about the early start, I’ll nap after. The hell did you give me, though?” I feel the kick in the back of my throat and my eyes widen, my feet feel lighter. Khali shouts back as they go to answer the door.
“Mellified Man! Vendor told me it’ll wake anyone up pretty damn quick, enjoy it, chief!”
I was halfway through a mixture of confusion and anger when the door opened and a burly man towering over us both sauntered in, a friendly smile over his face as a cold snap hit me and I rushed for the nearest coat or blanket.
“Hey, hey! Khali you little scoundrel, thanks so much for opening up. Wouldn’t have called if we could’ve waited, but uhh…” He turned his head back outside and waved for his subordinates to wheel in the body. “This one was special. Figured you’d appreciate it when you saw.”
The man standing in my funeral home was Detective Chino De La Sturgeon, head of the L & M Nightmare Detective’s establishment that handled relations and issues between the two groups. Cavalier, fiercely loyal and, at times, tactless. He was a reliable colleague and the sort of guy you could rely on in a pinch, even if…
“Oh GOD Chino, what is that under your fingernails?!” Khali recoiled as he went in for a hug before looking down at his hands, bemusement written across his face.
“This? Ah, it’s just corpse pieces, stiff got a little uhh.. “mulchy” when moving him, but you’re not gonna let that stop a refreshing morning hug, are ya?” He grinned and let out a bellow as Khali jumped over the counter to spray themselves down, repeatedly muttering “nope,” under their breath.
“If you’re done terrifying my staff, shall we get down to business? I’ve suddenly found my morning zest and I wanna get this started before I find myself passing out with a hacksaw in my hands. I don’t need another Christmas party incident.” I walked down with my arms still draping a nearby blanket around me like a makeshift cape; hardly professional, but Chino was a friend. He nodded and shook my hand as we escorted the body to the main room.
The building was built in such a way that accommodated both the funeral and more grisly research aspects; The greeting room Khali handled was small and dignified on the street level, portraits of animals in admiralty uniforms and nightmare creatures or Cryptids looking peaceful in their caskets or atop funeral pyres were also commonplace and brought a sense of peace to those with families that sought us out.
I’m not going to go cliche and postulate the notion that “what if HUMANS are the monsters?” because that would imply absolutism and to be frank; it’s fucking stupid. But if it exists; it has kin and those kin need closure. I provide that first in the reception area and the bulk of my preparation in “the chamber” that is situated behind and below. It is an area the size of a small warehouse, fitted with lockers of all shapes and sizes for all manner of creatures, a workstation with a speaker attached for both music and communications from the front desk, a slew of my own personal oddities in jars, antique collections for both enjoyment and ritualistic purposes.
A small alcove in the corner was dedicated specifically to what I called the meeting room. It housed my taxidermy animals from my earlier medical days and my council of spiders a dear friend had gifted to me some time ago. The council were superb soundboards for particular queries, concerns, or general advice I needed. Two dozen spiders ranging from the polarising Madame Rumble (Aphonopelma chalcodes) to the always comical Duke Strassburg (Theraposa Blondi) and last but not least; my near-constant companion jumping spider (Phiddipus Audax) Minerva with her blue striped and iridescent abdomen, piercing eyes and constant desire to nest in my hair. They all provide excellent advice in exchange for good feeds and decent space.
It was my own personal safe haven from the world above. Where the main companions I kept were either solitary like me or unable to respond at all. Immediately I felt the safety blanket envelop me and I got to work observing the basics of our new resident;
The body was seven foot, nine inches and weighed 272 pounds. An XL tray accommodated him decently, and the smell of burnt wood and moss filled my nostrils.
As soon as Chino unzipped the bag and the deer skull popped out, antlers mid-shed and the right stalk snapped in half, I knew what I was looking at. Folks called them many things; lords of the woods, forest devil, the woodsman and even master protector.
But whether he was revered or vilified, he was respected under one unifying name across the western world;
Leshii.
-
I gathered the tools and studied my grimoire for the area depicting forest beings, their anatomies, and their burial practices. “Mister Woodenhuser’s Guide To the Mythically Dead and Magically Charmed: a One Stop Guide For Every Ritual and Anatomical Blunder” I found the damn thing in a yard sale when I was six, it’d never steered me wrong before, even if the name was a fucking eyesore. Flicking through the thick and yellowing pages, I found the section on woodland beasts and how to both conjure them and bury them.
This was going to be rough.
Since he was found with no next of kin available, it’d fall to me to send the body off after I was finished finding out what happened to him. Joys of being both coroner and mortician, hoping nobody came to claim him in case we fucked it up. While I rummaged for the right tools, Chino told me what happened;
“It was nine minutes past six in the morning when we found him. His body was hanging by the ankles from opposite sides of a tall gate bordering on the Williams’ Estate. Shit was nasty… I think some passers-by spotted him, but they damn sure didn’t say anything.” He shook his head and sighed, running his hand across his five o’clock shadow and an incessant scratching noise echoing around my sanctum that set my own hairs on end.
“Chino… we talked about the noises, remember? We had a whole discussion about how they make me feel.” I felt my teeth grinding as he put his hands up and walked back.
“I don’t recall a talk, just you screaming to get out with a scalpel to hand.” He smirked wryly. “You mentioned something about castration and I promptly left.”
“Then you know not to make the mistake again, don’t you? Was there anything else? Or can I unwrap my present before this mellified man turns me inside out?” I wheeled myself over to the table and began unwrapping the Leshen from his plastic bag, laying out the tools I’d need for the procedure.
“Nah, nothing else. I’ll go grab a coffee with Khali, but uhh… Fala? Do you ever think about your future?” I looked up, and he was leaning against the door, arms folded and concern on his face like a big brother or a father figure ready to give the lecture of a lifetime. “I mean, y’know, beyond this place?”
“Get hotter. Get older. Learn more. Die. Feed the ground. Become particles and travel unconsciously. All pretty standard to me. Why?” I thumbed the pages of my book and looked at where I’d need to start, most likely the chest cavity, figures. But should I crack the ribs first or cut it open and see what happens?
“Don’t you want a family? Maybe someone to do this with you? Someone to come home to?” His voice dropped an octave. “I worry about you here. Five years I’ve worked with you and never seen you with anyone. Well, not since…” He let the moment hang in the air like some mistletoe I was expected to saunter under, but I gestured around me without looking up.
“There’s over 200 bodies in here, each of them with their own stories, loves, fears, hates and passions unfulfilled. I’m with them every day, they’re just as much my friends as you are.” I shook my head and gave him a blank expression, hoping the message would sink in. “Everything else is just white noise. I like it that way.”
From the council in the corner I could hear murmurings of agreement and phrases such as “Solitary hunters are kin too.” and “You truly WILL be on your own if my mealworm is late, child.” I chuckled and when Chino met my gaze, he shuddered.
“Alright, alright. When you start talking to The Council, I get unsettled, so that’s my cue to bounce. I’ll be upstairs so just call me when you have anything, I believe in you chief!” I couldn’t even retort before he chuckled and headed back up to the reception, the thick steel door slow to close and Chino’s voice booming out with a triumphant “Hey, Khali! Wanna see what partial spontaneous combustion looks like? Little demons really have no control, so the first thing to sizzle is their-” while Khali screamed their goddamn lungs out in protest. It was like having two grown-up, hairy children.
Nevermind, distractions are removed. Time for work. I put my dictaphone on play and left it on the side table as I slipped on my apron and began walking around the body.
Patient #621b - A Leshii. Male. Middle-late aged, most likely in their late 500’s. The thick black chains at the joints were seared his green, moss covered flesh. The branches and foliage that adorned his body had been pruned, ripped out or cauterised. Not a single leaf was spared, every edge was furled in plastic. Over his head was a thick bag with a hose attached to a car exhaust, still running when discovered by passers-by. A black substance oozing from the sides of his mouth, ears and eyes. Cause of death…
Look,. I don’t think I need to tell you that you can’t suffocate a plant, but you can certainly put it to sleep with enough deprivation. Some sick bastard decided to let the poison do its work while our Leshii was in a barely conscious state and unable to fight back.
Leshiis come in all shapes and sizes; some are able to adopt the visage of tall humans when they’re still powerful, but many lose their abilities as they get older, instead looking similar to towering trees with oak limbs, a broad face with thick antlers forming a small crown. Regardless, they are revered all around the world as defenders of the forests, sometimes even violently if they feel they or their kin are threatened. I once dealt with a scorched female Leshii who had tried one too many times to reason with deforestation workers in a small Slavic town. They thought her a demonic entity and “cleansed her” with fire. Her son looked upon me with bright, amber eyes and told me every tree would know of what she had done.
This particular one was still in his armour when he died, the deer skull still affixed over his head, defensive abrasions across his forearms and legs. Clearly trying to defend himself against something but ill-equipped to do so.
Nothing more for it, I suppose. I picked up the scalpel to make the Y incision. For those of you morbidly inclined; it starts on the shoulder, running to the lower end of the sternum and then downwards in a straight line over the abdomen to the pubis. Cutting through with some degree of effort, noxious fumes rising up out of the cavity, I set the scalpel down and gripped both sides of the incision on the shoulders and pulled.
When I let go and looked down, I had to stifle a scream as I backed away to the safety of my meeting corner, the council of spiders all crawling out of their burrows to either console me or get a better look.
“Is it food? We would appreciate food, very much so, yes.”
“Is the chairwoman well? We do not wish to lose our primary feeder.” My chest tightened and my legs shook, I was used to all manner of oddities when dealing with these kinds of creatures. But to imply I was desensitised to the unusual would betray the human elements I still harbour within me.
Taking small, tentative steps back to the operating table, I pulled the movable desk around and craned the light down over the section where his organs should be. Strange, green and filled of fauna they would be, yes, but the grimoire was never wrong.
Instead, I was staring down at a sprawling, densely packed city running from pubis to clavicle, the spires on top of houses and municipal buildings jutting up to just beneath the last layer of skin the Leshii had, their black brick design reminiscent of Victorian era housing, but with an immediately far more uncomfortable atmosphere surrounding them. I peered down and saw small creatures cavorting in long flowing robes, their faces hidden and only small spindly appendages coming out where hands should be. Some spoke openly on the streets, others were ferrying large carts of foods, pieces of the Leshii’s organs, from one place to another. I saw small picnic tables where these things gleefully tore pieces off of the Leshii’s flesh, spewing a viscous black liquid around their dwelling and pasting it to the walls.
Wherever the black liquid touched, the internal walls would start to grow a vile mould that sizzled as it spread.
In the centre of this strange, macabre town, lay a pedestal atop a series of brilliant marble steps. A pair of statues depicting two figures in black robes and painted skulls for heads gripped a pair of obsidian shovels with pride, standing on either side of a pyre that connected to a thick black pipe. A larger cloaked individual stood in front of a crowd, speaking impassionately in a language I couldn’t understand, but his hand signals and accompanying imagery certainly explained his agenda.
Sacrifice.
I could do nothing but watch as a small, screeching individual was brought forcibly by members of the crowd, now chanting eagerly as the poor soul was thrown at the preacher’s feet, struggling to get up and staring around for help from someone… anyone.
But nobody came to their aid. They simply pointed to the pyre.
The dark flame was lit and I swear my own operating light flickered, I was enraptured in the worst of ways as they shoved this person onto the fire and sang a chorus. The hood fell down, and I felt my eyes widen in an even greater fear. That of inaction.
It was a little girl, by all accounts human and with only small deformities that were transfiguring her hands into the same spindly limbs her contemporaries had. She begged for clemency, for help. In any language, that’s universal.
Eventually, her resistances ceased, and the body fell limp over the pyre before being pulled into the black pipe. A guttural whooshing sound filled the body as it travelled up through the city and past the throat of the Leshii.
I was at a loss for words. No amount of medical training or living in this town prepared me for this. I furtively glanced down at the Grimoire and hoped for some information. Unfortunately, little sentient towns living inside woodland beasts were not among their vast swathes of knowledge. Goddamnit.
In a flash, the bulb on my light fixture burst and shards of glass rained down on my head, plunging me into an imposing darkness. I cursed, but remained thankful I had a surgical cap covering my black hair.
A light erupted from the body, a horrific & forbidden colour that I was never meant to see; that no person should ever gaze upon. Minerva, my jumping spider, crawled out of my chest pocket to perch herself on the top & stared intently at the sickening hue, her little pedipalps shaking.
Casting my eyes up & away from the glow, I saw something that days on is still haunting me.
The Leshii was awake.
His eyes glowed a strong Amber, and the jaw encased inside his deer skull grew slack, as if accommodating a great weight trying to pry itself free from his gullet.
Then, he spoke.
A booming voice that bounced around the walls of my building, growing in ferocity and power as the observation windows above threatened to shatter & my ears rang, my skull splitting.
“I see a place housing the dead. A realm where the barrier is broken down and all that remains is flesh & unresolved business.” His head jerked and snapped, the deer skull following me as I moved, desperately trying to get out of his purview. “I see shadowy figures taking this vessel and putting it to work for their greater purpose. I see… I see…”
The voice grew discordant, manic even as the body regained life and it too began to jerk and thrash.
“I see Sturgeon bathed in twilight, the unliving standing tall on the bodies of the greeter and the keeper. The dead will come to greet the living and all secrets will go to the grave. I see all things unravel, an endless spiral of decay and death. Fractals upon fractals.”
Something began to manifest in the back of the room, arms gripping either side of the near 100ft wide span and propping itself up as it took shape. A blackened, featureless representation of the corpse laying in front of me, still bleating out unhallowed prophetic drivel as my nose started to bleed.
“The Orders will clash and brothers will spill their blood in the place with no name. The devourer of sins will be brought to her knees and there will be no more spaces in between. All will converge under the light of the dusk walkers before falling silent.”
My vision was swirling, and this shape started crawling towards me, featureless save for a hungry, gaping maw of a mouth, locked in a static expression of apathy that set me more on edge than any wide smile or angry grimace ever could. I backed up into my corner with the council, but there was no room left to maneuver. I didn’t even notice Chino bringing down an axe on the throat of the corpse, severing the head from the body in one swift motion. The splitting of wood and the screeching of so many living things at once put me in the fetal position as it ripped through the room. After a few seconds, I looked up and saw Chino covered in sweat and staring at the spot where he’d made the strike. Mustering up what little courage I had, I got to shaky legs and walked over, Minerva cowering in my pocket. The spectre from the back was gone, a thick cloud of ash hung in the air where it had reached out, some 10 feet away from grabbing me.
The Leshii’s eyes still shimmered and the deer skull started cracking, the twitching less pronounced. Eyes shifted from Chino to me before fixating on a spot above us and espousing one final proclamation;
“In time, all the stars will go out. One by one. And we will remember.” With that, the light faded and a thick pungent smoke left the mouth, making me gag at the first whiff. Adjusting my mask and exchanging a look with Chino, I stared back down at the city of creatures in the chest cavity.
Every single one of them was staring at us. Red eyes like fireballs glistened behind dark hoods. Smaller children hid behind their parents and frail members shook with fear, but the rest simply looked at us as a threat.
A single voice rang out from the town hall, a small shovel in his hand that he brandished with authority and they turned their backs to us, some shutting themselves in their homes while others huddled together. The two statues glowed bright as black smoke running through the town and enveloping the entire town until nothing but the spires were visible.
When the smoke cleared, only the cloaks remained.
Every single one of them had vanished, and now only the empty city remains.
“I’m guessing this is not what you usually find in a forest lord, huh?” Chino remarked, breathing heavily and letting the axe drop with a thud, wiping his brow. “Any ideas?” I didn’t immediately reply, the fear of my own mortality still sending shock waves through me. Though I am for the most part at peace with my calling and the idea of death, there’s something to be said for not going out on your own terms and the terrifying idea of being here one moment and gone the next. I just about avoided making a fool of myself and passing out by clutching the edges of the steel table and letting my breathing slow.
“No. No, that’s not normal for a fucking forest lord, Chino. Flowers, moss, bugs, even small pure water deposits where the bladder should be. THOSE are normal. An entire city of little people complete with still alive corpse? Yeah, fuck that. Fuck that right in the ear. Jesus christ…” I pinched my nose and took a breath, thankful the man in front of me understood my hot-blooded nature and lack of social decorum. “I need to finish the job, hand me the circular saw, would you?”
He blinked in surprise before obliging and taking a step back. “You’re not even going to take a break? Seriously? Nobody would blame you, y’know.” He frowned as I grabbed it with shaking hands, gripping the handle tightly to steel my nerves, taking my mind back to the lessons I’d learned over the years and finding my footing once again. I would not let this beat me.
“I’m here. I’m alive. I’m well enough to continue. Plus, for his burial ritual, we need to be done by first light in some 90 minutes, so less chattering and more skull scattering.” The deer mask now crumpled away and the frightened but definitively dead face of the Leshii staring blankly up at us, his hazel eyes, humanoid mouth and thick nostrils caked in the black substance that had spewed from the town in his chest. Some kind of poison. I scooped a portion up from the saliva, ocular, nasal and what remained of the bladder to put it into a vial for toxicology testing. Whoever did this had wanted him unconscious with the plastic wrapping and ensured maximum suffering upon waking up. Poor bastard…
First making a triangular incision on the top of the scalp, stretching from one ear to the other and ending at the crown, I used the saw to cut through the bone and protect the soft tissue, not wanting to cause any more of a mess than what already existed.
When putting the circular saw down, however, I noticed a brand on the back of the Leshii’s neck, just above the vertebrae and still clearly visible in spite of the clean cut Chino had made. I scanned my Grimoire fervently in the hours following this and came to find a match for what I saw;
It was a circular sigil with three distinct rings. In the centre lay the earth, rings running out, and each circle means something new. The central circle represents death, next life, outermost birth. The skin peeled off the middle circle, making it abundantly clear that this was no ordinary murder; it was a message.
Instead of finding a brain, however, I found something far more disturbing. Something that would ultimately set me on the path I find myself on now.
In the place of any kind of brain was a mass grave of the creatures in the Leshii’s chest cavity. So many of them were malformed, frozen in agony and charred. Thousands of them spilling out onto the table and disintegrating the moment they came into contact with the steel.
I marked the cause of death as poisoning and a homicide. Unable to remove any of the now ruined city from his body, we instead sewed him up and prepared for the ritual.
A Leshii is tied to the forests they inhabited, and while they have physical forms with lifespans, they are more spiritual than we could ever imagine. Their births, lives and deaths are indicative of that. A new Leshii is born every five years on the 20th of March, the dawn of the spring solstice, and a Leshii must be buried before the Winter solstice on the 21st of December, lest they spend months wandering and causing decay in their own dwellings.
With only an hour to spare, we ferried his body to the edge of the Sturgeon Old Forest and a hole in the ground hastily dug by Chino’s subordinates. No embalming, no headstone, no chemicals, just the soil. As we lowered him in, the sunlight crept over the horizon and the last rites were given. When the sun touched his body, a soft flame started at his feet and worked its way over his body. As we piled the soil over him, flowers sprouted out of the ground and within moments had covered the spot in its entirety with wildflowers, rhododendrons and a single Lily.
“Your son has been returned to you, a new guardian, to watch over your lands. Let him bask in your light and grow anew. From the soil, we return.”
Chino and I hung our heads as the light finished covering the gravestone and made sure not to look upon the source of the rustling in the trees, the crunching of leaves or the scuttling in the bushes. Our respect was necessary, not our eyes. After a couple of minutes and a soft breeze whisked through the air, we knew we were done.
As we left, I could’ve sworn I saw a pair of thick, spiked antlers jutting out from behind a treeline some distance away.
Perhaps a family member watching from afar.
Perhaps this Leshii found his way home.
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During our walk back, it became clear there was going to be a lot of red tape and work to be done. I resolved to write up my report and work with Chino on anything he needed. Whatever this was, no matter how horrifying, I would send myself to an early grave with stress if I didn’t see this through. He told me things would be fine. I could tell he was lying.
As we got to the front desk and began our goodbyes, Khali burst out in a fluster, covered in the leftovers of our Leshii from downstairs. I always felt guilty for making them do cleanup, but it was this or feeding the council and I don’t think Khali is prepared for what they’d say to them just yet.
“Chief, you got a letter, I think… I think you may wanna open it.” They clasped it in filthy, shaking hands. I raised an eyebrow.
“You shaking because of the gunk? I know you’re particular about the messes, but…” I trailed off when I looked into their eyes; darting for a safe place to decompress. I shook my head. “Go clean up and get a coffee. We’ve got this.”
Khali bowed and ran for the bathroom with such speed I didn’t think was possible. Running my hands over the envelope, I felt the fine paper and my name embossed in perfect white cursive against the charcoal backdrop. As if it were calling to me.
Inside, the note was simple and to the point, written in a thick green liquid. The blood of the Leshii. Making my own run cold as my eyes scanned the warning;
“More will come.Memento Mori.”
A sigil scrawled beneath it, the exact same brand I’d seen on the Leshii’s body, but with the flesh covering the patch that was missing from his corpse. Two shovels intersecting in front of a painted skull. A name etched around the sigil in golden writing.
”The Order Of The Gravediggers.”
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2020.11.27 20:25 Joker_ERP [M4A] (A playing as F) Massive list of RP prompts (Rule 34, fandoms, Games, OC, Incest Ect.)

Hey there! Today I’ve got a massive list of rp ideas and have written out some starters along with some ideas to how I see the rp going. I’m open to change and ready to do other ideas too. So if you feel like you’ve got an idea I might be interested in feel free to talk to me about those: ).
As for my replies. I write in first person mainly and my reply length varies. I generally do anything from a few sentences to a paragraph or more and generally require my partner to do the same. Fair warning the less detail you reply with the less interested I’ll be in rping with you. (Not looking for a few words as a response)
I enjoy having a story to go along with the smut so it’s not just constant sex, some cute or action driven moments are fun as well. – Hand holding and cute dates are pleasant! I mainly do my rps on kik, discord or here. I also have an RP facebook account, so feel free to ask for my users for those! : )
My kinks and limits list might be a big read, but none are compulsory. I’m just here to have fun and hopefully meet some cool rp partners : )
Kinks: Harems (Doesn’t mean having to play all characters at once, just one by one is fine!), Incest, Outercourse (Which is stuff like titjobs, thigh jobs, grinding, hot dogging) Risky public spaces (Toilet stalls, changing booths. That kinda thing where people could get caught.) Facials, Freckles (Face and body). Big/nicely shaped bums (Especially if they jiggle). Creampies, Cum on tits/body, big cumshots, Thigh high socks. showewater sex (pools, shower, hot tubs ect.) Mutual desire for sex.
Limits: Pregnancy (Hard limit sorry), Vomit, Piss, Blood, Toilet stuff, Rape, Gangbangs (Unless it’s multiple females) Male on Male, futas, rimming/pegging.
There might be more that I’m forgetting so if you’re unsure feel free to ask me! The rougher side of sex like Name calling, slapping choking spanking I can all do as well! : ) Without further ado let’s jump into the starters!
Disclaimer: I am 18+ and all participants and characters must be 18+
Here's the basic list of ideas if you wanted to look them over before reading the full posts. I’m also open to some ideas that I may have missed! And please note: I’m looking for FEMALE characters only!
Rule 34/Fandom/Game Ideas: Idea 1: My Harem (Hero) Academia. Idea 2: Pokémon Idea 3: Naruto Idea 4: Bleach Idea 5: One piece. Idea 6: Sword Art Online. Idea 7: Fairy Tail. Idea 8: Avatar The Last Airbender. Idea 9: Persona (Girls from 4 and 5). Idea 10: Harry Potter. Idea 11: Final Fantasy. Idea 12: The Witcher 3.
OC Ideas: Idea 13: Fantasy harem adventure. Idea 14: Only Man of the town. Idea 15: Zombie and Nuclear Apocalypse. Idea 16: Sci-Fi space crew.
Incest Ideas: Idea 17: Brother sisteMother son (Or both). Idea 18: Aunt/Cousin. (Can be both) Idea 19: Incest family vacation.
Idea 1: My Harem (Hero) Academia.
(So my character will be a transfer into Class 1-A. His power is the power of persuasion. With the power he’s able to convince someone to do something as if it’s their own will. However, he’s hesitant to use it on other people and to tell everyone he even has it as he’s been outcast at his last school for the villainous nature of his quirk. As such he can’t use it to its full extent and can only issue small commands to begin with.
My idea with this is that one or more (cannon or non) of the girls decide to help him out in a private setting and overtime it gets more and more sexual in nature. And as he becomes more confident, he’s able to issue more longer-term commands. This can also be mixed in well with some story and some action to keep the plot interesting.)
Starter: It was a day which started like most others in Class 1-A. The students got ready in the dorms and headed to class to chat among themselves while they waited for Aizawa to enter. However, unlike most days there seemed to be an extra desk placed in the room. The seat caused some confusion which didn’t last long as the first bell rang and Aizawa entered the room.
“Morning everyone.” He stated in his mainly bored and sleepy tone which seemed to sound like he was stifling a yawn. “Today we’ve got a new student transferring in from another school. He’s from Shiketsu, some of you may recognize the name since it’s got the same level as prestige as U.A. but regardless make sure he feels welcome.” He said pointing a sweeping stare at everyone and finally resting on the problem child of the U.A class Bakugo.
With that he fell silent and I felt it was my cue to enter. Swallowing a little at the nerves I steeled them quickly and entered. My blue eyes sweeping over some of the familiar faces in the room. Many of the students had standout performances in the UA sports festival and as well in the news reports about the villain attack on the training camp.
I had a lot to live up to if I wanted to join these legends in training but regardless, I was determined to do just that. Breathing a little and shifting my auburn hair from my eyes I smiled the best I could. “My name is Schwarzer, Chris Schwarzer. It’s a pleasure to meet you all.” I say bowing to the class.
Satisfied with the introduction Aizawa nodded to the spare seat in the room. Taking that as an order I nodded back and headed over to my seat sitting down and getting my books out. Curiously I turned to the seat next to me noticing one of the girls in the class and gave her a slight smile as Aizawa began his lesson.
Idea 2: Pokemon. (So this one is super simple. Some trainers or a trainer and his Pokémon go on a grand adventure. For this one my favourite Canon female are: Marnie, May, Hilda and May. And my favourite Anthro Pokémon are Lopunny, Arcanine, Blaiziken That’s just for reference though and you can really play whoever you like! Ocs are of course welcome too!)
Trainer x Trainer Starter:
I like many others in the world of Pokémon have just started on my journey. Although I had done so a little late. Regardless me and my starter Pokémon Aipom which was a gift from my late father. Setting off with excitement to make a name of myself.
That excitement wore off pretty quickly however as an advanced trainer stepped in my path and soon, I realized how big the gap between us was. He wiped the floor with my aipom and laughed as he took my “Prize money” Scooping up my aipom I rushed through the rest of the route and over to the next town ducking quickly into the Pokémon centre.
Looking around there was a few new trainers who seemed to have fallen to the same fate as I had and I shook my head. Guys like that were total assholes and without hesitating I headed over to the counter where the nurse took my Aipom from me. Once he was gone, I was told there was going to be a short wait due to the amount of Pokémon they had to treat. I nodded as I headed over and sat down in one of the seats.
Idea 3: Naruto. (So for this one I like the idea that my character is a nomadic mercenary hired by the leaf to help train the ninja of the village, maybe he also has some kind of hidden power that boosts his chakra but also increases his libido. Not too sure how I wanna go about this one.)
Starter: The Hokage Tsunade Senju looked over me with a curious gaze and then down to my application form. “You’re younger than I expected given everything you’ve done.” She stated honestly. “But the intelligence division did a thorough search into you and you check out.” She stated as she slammed the approved stamp down onto my paper.
“Just remember, if you do anything to endanger this village, I’ll snuff you out personally.” She said in an icy and threatening tone. Feeling a cold bead of sweat roll down the side of my face I nodded. “Of course. I wouldn’t dream of it.” I say. Internally I make a mental note not to cross her in any way.
“Good.” She said putting a smile across her features. “Your first group is down on the training field waiting for you already.” She stated. “Your lodgings will be set up by the time you’re done, here’s the key.” She said tossing the key to me which I caught and stuffed into my pocket. I was a little shocked with how quick she wanted me to get to work but I nodded. “Right!” I say giving a respectful bow before heading out.
It took me a little longer than expected to actually find the training grounds as I hadn’t ever been here before. And when I got there much to her credit there were a few ninja standing around. Approaching them I gave them a sheepish smile. “Sorry I’m late guys.” I called out. “I got lost.” I added on.
Idea 4: Bleach. (So a new human soul reaper makes it into the soul society. His power isn’t captain level to begin with simply being enough to take out the average hollow. And with the resurgence of the hollow threat the Soul Society has offered to give him a substitute badge to take out those hollows deemed too small for the soul society to handle. Maybe he’s paired up with someone or someone like Orihime steps in to help him grow.)
Starter: Another boring day at school followed by a night of boring patrols. With all the big hollows being taken care of by “Full-fledged” Soul reapers it didn’t leave me with much opportunity to train against bigger enemies.
At least that’s what I thought originally. A few blocks from me there was a rift which opened up and the pure spiritual pressure that came from the hollow that stepped out of it was enough to make me feel as though gravity itself was pushing against me.
It was hard to breathe and even harder to stand as my hand clutched my blade in my left hand tightly. I shook my head as I heard the loud roar of the large breast and could even see it’s towering form from my position.
It was nothing close to a menos, but it was enough to tower over a three-story building for sure. “Shit.” I hissed to myself as I knew there were no soul reapers around at this stage. With a threat this big I was sure they’d come, but until then it was up to me to buy some time and make sure no humans or souls were consumed.
Pushing myself forward I reached the park that the Hollow had appeared in. Thankfully the park was deserted at this time of night. When he saw me the hollow. “You don’t smell like much, but you’ll do as a snack.” The hollow commented as it charged forward. “Just evade, buy time.” I comment to myself as I began to leap around the battle field looking a bit like and feeling like an idiot.
The hollow toyed with me a little while enjoying the chase before it seemed to ger bored. Just when I was thinking I was fast enough to keep avoiding it the creature’s mouth opened and its forked tongue shot out at me with faster speed than I was anticipating I raised my blade to defend myself but it was a feeble attempt and I knew it wouldn’t be enough.
Idea 5: One Piece. (So I’m not quite sure how to approach this one, but I’ll give it a go. Much like the MHA starter my character will have the power of persuasion, having eaten the Persua-Persua fruit. I’m thinking either he joins the Strawhats and goes on their adventures or he makes his own crew with girls from the story, I’m gonna leave it fairly open ended so we can jump in whenever along the story we wanna go!)
Starter: Alone in a bar I sat staring in the amber liquid in my mug. I was down on my luck after having my whole crew and my ship destroyed in a long battle another pirate crew. The only reason I was able to live through the ordeal was due to my crew sacrificing themselves to give me a chance to escape.
I spent days adrift with little food and water and soon washed up upon the island I was in. Immediately I found a tavern ready to drown my sorrows and feel sorry for myself for a little while.
Letting out a sigh I downed the rest of my drink soon looking at the few drops of liquid bottom of my mug. I knew being a pirate wouldn’t be easy, I knew it’d be violent and end in violence. However, to lose in that fashion without even being able to use my devil fruit to calm or question our opponent and losing everything still took its toll on me.
Scratching at the growing stubble with one hand, the other I raised my mug to demand another drink and as such the bartender approached to fill my mug. “You’re looking a little rough there, you sure you need another?” The bartender asked as he took the mug from me. “I don’t have anything else to do. I don’t even know what else to do with myself.” I responded grumpily. “Just fill it up.” I demanded. “Right.” The bartender responded as he filled it with more of the alcoholic amber liquid and slid It in front of me.
Idea 6: Sword Art Online. (Fairly simple it’s SAO set in the original death game. I love the idea, so I’ve always loved rping this one. If you want to play canon characters my fave is for sure Lizbeth, but I’m open to OC characters!)
Starter: It’s been months since Akihiko Kayaba has trapped us into this death game. Or at least that’s how some people looked at it. Others saw it as their dream come true. But most if not, all wanted to push forward and beat the game.
Despite the desire to push forward little progress has been made. Guilds and parties have formed to push through dungeons but with the increased danger and with it more deaths; more and more people simply decided to live out their lives on the lower floors.
Unlike those rushing in to push through the content I was happy enough to go through it at my own pace. This place was like a dream for me, save for the fact I had an increased chance of dying I was able to live in this game without the worries of the outside world.
I was doing some late-night grinding in an area of dense forest. The sun had set and there was little light save for the bright moon poking through the trees. All was calm, the trees swayed with the wind and the occasional sound of creatures moving about was enough to calm me.
However, the deeper I got into the forest the louder a sound became. At first it was quiet but as I approached, I heard it more clearly. It sounded like steel clashing against steel. Someone was fighting. Moving from a casual walk into a jog I quickly came to a small clearing where I saw two figures fighting, although in the low light I couldn’t make it out until I got closer.
Idea 7: Fairy Tail. (it’s been a little while since I’ve seen the series, but I’ve always loved it! Given my time away I might have to take some time to refamiliarize myself with the magics. My character will simply be an entry level member into the guild to begin with, canon characters are welcome just as OCs are!)
Starter: Another day in magnolia and another party being held at the large guild building at the centre of town. A large-scale job had just finished with some of the senior ranking wizards. and even though I wasn’t part of that mission, instead being on my own D-Rank job I joined in on the celebrations.
I had only been part of the guild for a few days and so far, it’s not been as exciting as I’d hoped, although I figured that it’d pick up once I proved myself. I was drinking by myself when I was approached by Makarov. He was wearing an essentric looking orange outfit. “Schwarzer my boy!” He said as he patted me on the shoulder. “How are you fitting in?” He questioned. “Fine sir! Everyone has been very welcoming.” I say to him in response. “Glad to hear it! You’ve been doing a good job, although I’d like to see you do more.” The male said. “So I’ve arranged a partner for you on your next job, that way you can take something more challenging, what do you say?” He questioned.
“Yes of course!” I say eagerly as a smile spread across my face. “Great!” He said cheerfully. “I’ll introduce you to who you’ll be working with.” He said as he stood from his spot and lead the way over to a female clearing his throat loud enough to get their attention.
Idea 8: Avatar the Last Airbender. (So for this one I guess it can go two different ways. My fave girls from Avatar would probably be Ty Lee, Suki and Toph. Maybe my character is a powerful bender that either the fire nation or team Avatar wants on their side. I think it might be cool to think that Aang isn’t the only airbender and instead a small faction managed to escape and continue the lineage. Either that or my character is a powerful firebender of some kind. I’ll leave whichever you prefer to you in your first reply as I’ll leave it open ended.)
Starter: The world was at war ever since the Fire nation attacked. With the intense fighting came mercenaries. Freelance benders or soldiers ready to fight on either side. For a fee of course. And despite my age, being only eighteen I was quite renown amongst the other bounty hunters for my bending.
Of course, there were talks of the Avatar returning, having repelled an invasion in the south pole, the liberation of Omashu and then the fire nation prison. It seemed they were making quite the stir in the earth kingdom.
It’d only be a matter of time before they reached the small town, I was in. Perhaps they were already here. But if that was the case surely there would be some kind of stir. Pushing my hair from my face I ordered another drink from the barkeep. “You know you’re my favourite customer Schwarzer…. You’re the only one who consistently pays his tab. Unlike the rest of these soldiers or the workers around here.” The older man says in clear annoyance.
“Well who knows, if I wasn’t so successful, I’d probably mooch off you too.” I admitted with a grin. “Try not to talk too ill of the soldiers on either side.” I added on flicking him an extra coin for a tip once my drink was finished. “Well I better check if anyone has a job for me.” I say as I pushed myself up from my seat.
Idea 9: Persona. (So basically this is just gonna be a fairly interesting idea. My character along with the girls of persona 4 and 5 get stranded in this strange dimension where they have to fight their way out to make it back to their own worlds.)
Starter: It all happened so fast. One minute I was in a team meeting with my group discussing what we should use our newfound powers for next. And the next second, I had blinked and I was in some kind of strange room.
One by one more people were added into this room. Some of which were dressed in some elaborate costumes. And I frowned as I looked to each one of them, all of which I didn’t recognize at all and judging by their looks they didn’t recognize me. Although before we managed to introduce ourselves a booming voice broke the silence.
“Welcome all!” The clearly male voice commented. “To the room of my design.” He added on. “I’m sure you’re all confused. And no doubt you’ll want to return back to your homes. However, to do so you’ll need to enter my labyrinth. “Make it to the end and you’ll all return home.” The voice explained.
“Of course, this maze isn’t without its dangers. Enemies, much like you encounter on a regular basis will roam these halls. As well as beasts of my own design far stronger than those… Fear no though for every check point you reach this room will become more furnished with amenities. For now, you simply have beds to rest on.” He said as there was an audible click and the dark room was suddenly lit up. Sure, enough there were rows of beds all lined up one for each person to sleep on.
“When you’re ready to test yourselves step through this door and enter the first level of the labyrinth.” He declared as a large door appeared and opened up in front of them. For a while nobody said anything probably all too stunned to even process the information. “So, I’m guessing we’re all persona users given what he just said.” I spoke up. “I guess we should probably start with names and strengths, right?” I questioned the group. “I’m Chris Schwarzer.” I say. “My persona Serapth focuses on ranged combat.” I explained.
Idea 10: Harry Potter. (So to keep this one interesting I’m thinking of having it set in an AU where Voldemort and Harry don’t exist. However, there are still dark wizards who are part of a cult around. Defs looking for a Hermionie, Luna or Ginny, you could even have other celebs/ecelebs as teachers or students for this one! Ocs are of course welcome too!)
Starter: Another year at Hogwarts, the last for some; and another year of learning was right around the corner. Although times were not peaceful in the wizarding world. Aurors who were the police of the magical world were going missing or showing up dead.
The ministry not wanting to make a panic kept it fairly under wraps, however some of the families have come forward with the information and rumours abounded about what was really happening. Stepping off the train I sighed a little rubbing my temple where a headache had begun to set in. During the train ride here, I found myself stuck next to a boy who wouldn’t stop going on about the rumours and conspiracy theories.
Glad to be off the train I looked around for a minute lost as to where I needed to go. “I know it’s around here somewhere.” I commented, although my sense of direction was always off. Usually I followed everyone else. But this time it seemed I was one of the last ones off the train.
Idea 11: Final Fantasy. (So this is simply going to be an idea with no starter since it will probably change depending on the many FF universes. My favourite however is defs FF7. (Tifa, Jessie and Aerith are best girls) with follow-ups being 12, 13, 15, 10, 8 and 9. Basically a fight would take the Main character of those series, Cloud, Noct, ect out of commission and needing a leader the other characters step up and hire mine on. Similar to some of my other prompts but I never said I was creative :^) With that being said though if you ARE interested in this one let me know and we can work out details depending on what world we’re in!)
Idea 12: The Witcher 3. (So my character will be a Witcher. (wow!) Saving people, hunting things you know? The family business. Anyway, I’m gonna leave it super open ended for you to come in however you like! If you wanna play a canon character my top two are for sure Ciri and Trist, and OC characters are accepted too!)
Starter: A Werewolf, an odd and rare contract, although I figured it wouldn’t be a hard one. In face I figured with my silver blade that the creature would go down rather quickly. Starting the encounter, I was faced with a harsh reality due to my hubris. I started off well enough, however due to my carelessness I was quickly on the backfoot.
The beast roared as it swung its large clawed hand towards me. I had barely managed to roll out of the way of the attack. Probably due to the increasing levels of bloodless resulting in a careless action on my part. A level of confidence quickly pushed down by the fact a handful of open wounds stung at my flanks.
More scars for later given that I make it out of here, although with my silver blade thrown on the other side of the area leaving me with only a steel sword which barely even phases the thing. I had to reach my blade, although with my focus on dodging the attacks it was hard to find an opening to do so.
I raised a hand and cast the igni sign launching flames at the creature who leapt back and I tried my best to make it past the creature only to have to dodge another strike as the beast recovered remarkably fast. “Stubborn bastard, aren’t you?” I questioned a little sourly.
Idea 13: Fantasy harem adventure. (This one is fairly basic in nature. Basically, a young man with little combat experience leaves his poor hunting village once he’s of age and sets off to join the adventurer’s guild to make a name for himself and also to send money back home. He’s fairly modest, naive and kind hearted. Which makes him likable and easy to take advantage of.
We could add a story with war elements, racism and darker themes to show him that the world he idolizes isn’t as cracked up as he thought it’d be. Ideally, I’d like a full harem party for this one but I’m cool with one on one too.)
Starter: It had been a few days since I was finally able to leave the small village, I was raised in behind me. Sword on hip and keen to become an adventurer. Of course, I also wanted to make a name for myself and I was even more excited to see everything the world had to offer. With driving me forward I headed from my village over to the closest city which had a guild branch. A city called Ruan. It was nearly five times the size of my village if not more and yet it was nothing close to the capital city of Grancel.
Smooth dirt paths soon gave way to cobblestone and my boots clacked rhythmically against the pavement as my steps soon got faster and faster as Ruan came into view. My stomach was in knots as I gripped the straps on my bag tightly and after steeling my nerves and taking in the sight of the large city, I headed through the large stone arch to the busy streets beyond.
My excited eyes looked around at every nook and cranny as I took in every detail that was on offer. Soon coming across the large marble and wood building of the adventurer’s guild in front of me. I stood in front of the large building clearly awestruck and for a moment I felt completely overwhelmed. This was it. This was the first step I was going to take on my journey and yet I felt far too nervous to head inside. Instead I stood there shaking slightly as I tried to work up the courage to push those large oak doors aside and declare my presence to the world.
Idea 14: Man of the town. (So again the premise is also pretty basic. My character wakes up in a town where there’s no men, as if they all vanished at once. Including his father which leaves him home alone with his sister and mother. (It’s up to you if you want incest in the plot or not.) We can have a story with an element of mystery to it too if you want! Or we can just bounce around the town having him bonk as many different people as you want.)
Starter: It’s been a few weeks since all the men in the town vanished one day. One day they were there and the next they were gone. There was of course a panic even though it is much calmer than originally, it continues to creep in the back of everyone’s mind. It doesn’t help the fact that no outsiders have come into the town and some strange thick fog seems to stop everyone from leaving.
However, with no answers it was left to the women of the town to pick up the slack and try to push for some level of normalcy. Except for me it seemed. Since the whole act started, I was in lockdown not being free to leave my home since my mother and sister was much too paranoid that I’d disappear too. With the amount of time I spent indoors going stir crazy I began to wonder if it was better to be wherever the rest of them are.
Today was different though and finally I was given the chance to leave the house while my mother was careless and rather quickly, I headed out into the street just glad to take in the scenery as I headed over to a nearby park. I headed over the soft grass feeling it beneath my shoes and then to the pond where I took a seat on one of the mounted benches.
Idea 15: Zombie and Nuclear Apocalypse. (Not a whole lot to say here other than it’s one of your run of the mill Zombie/Nuclear apocalypse scenarios. I might toy with the idea of having multiple zombie types like games such as Dying light and Left for dead in order to spice things up a little but we’ll see where we go with it. As for nuclear I’ll probably be following along the Fallout franchise. Being part of these worlds will probably make my character a bit more brash, blunt and even a little rude. However, given some time he’ll warm up.)
Zombie Starter: No one knows quite when the outbreak started, however it swept over the globe causing panic. People eating people. People dying and coming back to life as a shambling corpse joining the armies of similar creatures. Society crumbled over time and the cities which were now hot zones for hordes of the undead creatures were left abandoned to all but the most daring or desperate of individuals. However, these rabid hordes weren’t the only thing to look out for in the apocalypse.
Society had begun to reform in its most primal form. People grouped together for safety. Those who just wanted to live peacefully became easy prey for those who saw the end of the world as we knew it as a playground to kill pillage and steal what they’d like. These bandits created their own factions with their own fortresses and seemed to have an endless supply of guns and ammo as they used it quite liberally.
I had been on the trail of a particularly nasty group of bandits as they razed whatever small settlements, they had to the ground callously and without mercy. I had just arrived at one of these towns. Dying people lay scattered about while fires licked at the makeshift buildings. It was still quite fresh. Approaching a nearby body which seemed to be moving slightly I turned it over the man was in bad shape and was clearly on death’s door. His eyes looking into mine in a pleading sense.
“Do you want me to make it quick?” I asked him reaching my left hand down to my machete which hung on my belt. Weakly his hand reached out to grip my right as he gave a nod. I knew the death wouldn’t be clean, as I unsheathed my blade. However, I couldn’t waste any ammo on my pistol nor could I risk tipping off the bandits that did this that I was following them. With a quick swing I slammed the blade into the head of the man ending his life and after wiping the blade off on his shirt I slid it back into its sheath my eyes scanning the immediate area for any of the undead which had turned or for a slim chance of getting a glimpse of survivors.
Nuclear Apocalypse Starter:
The world as we knew it ended in a flash. A white light followed by a rumble which washed over the world in nuclear fire. Billions died then and there reducing the world’s population to the brink. Those who were lucky to survive a direct blast were mutated to become much different than humans and more akin to zombies. Those outside of it didn’t have much quality of life as the radiation created mutated creatures which made living in a barren wasteland that much harder.
There were others however who were lucky enough to be given a spot in giant underground vaults. There they lived out their lives separated from the horrors that this new world wrought. One by one these vaults opened to allow these vault dwellers into the wasteland that was our world.
Their blue suits and clueless natures made them stand out and become easy prey to raiders, giant creatures and everything in between. Many of them didn’t get far before being gutted and robbed for their illusive vault suits which earned enough to feed a scavenger or bandit for a month.
The world and society began to rebuild. And with small settlements and towns popping up here and there it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the wasteland. Many were able to create jobs in local milita, mercenary work. Even trading or bartending.
I was such a mercenary a few generations of my family lived through the bombing and the radiation which was lucky enough for me, I guess. I was hired to do whatever someone wanted for the right price. And today I was tasked with delving into a recently opened vault and check make contact with the inhabitants inside.
Colt python on my waist I headed over to the large vault door which at this point was sealed shut and knocked loudly. This job seemed rather easy and was paying a lot which made me wonder who I was working for and what purpose they had with these vault dwellers. However, I wasn’t paid to ask questions nor did I really care at the end of the day. The less I knew the less guilt I could feel.
Idea 16: Space/Scifi. (So this is a scifi adventure. My character is the captain of his own ship and is currently looking for recruits to join him and help run it. There will probably be lots of interesting planets our characters go to and I’ll certainly be making them up as we go along! Your character can range as anything from a human to android or even an alien.)
Starter: Stepping out of The Tempest I breathed in the humid station air of Astra station. The station which was on the furthest reaches of the space ruled over the galactic council; was a haven for the depraved. Outlaws, mercenaries, drug dealers you name it Astra has it and in bountiful supply too.
Which made it a perfect spot to find someone who was desperate to get off the station. Someone who would work for cheap or for free. All I needed to do was to find them. “Schwarzer, don’t forget to stock up on food, military rations are sad.” A voice commented through the earpiece I had. “Yeah. I’ll head through the slums and to the market. Thanks, Evai.” I responded. “And don’t cause any trouble, I don’t wanna rot in this ship while you’re dead.” The voice added on. “Yeah yeah I’ve got it.” I responded as the communication line was severed and I started on my walk.
I headed through a nearby door and down into the depths of the station. Soon I the overcrowded and frankly smelly slums. Beggars and gang members lined every corner all looking at me with a cautious eye as I passed. There were even a few tweaked out drug users laying scattered about in some dark corners. Even a few corpses.
I didn’t stop though, if you stayed in one place too long down here you were asking to be jumped and quickly, I pushed on heading over to the bustling markets. The food quality here wasn’t the best although it was abundant. I even talked to a few of the store owners to see if they knew where I could find the extra hands to help me on my ship.
Idea 17: Brother sisteMother son (Or both). (So, this starter is gonna be fairly generic, however it’s open to allowing any of the familial ties to be easily included. I have a few ideas for immediate family and will post them below and if you have any ideas, I’m happy to hear them.)
Starter: It’s a hot and lazy day in the middle of summer break. I had laid splayed out on the couch at home. Despite the air conditioner being on full blast my skin underneath my tank top was getting stuck to the leather couch; which did little to alleviate the heat fluster that was going on. I sighed after looking over the back of the couch to the pool outback longingly. I sighed a little resigning myself to bite the bullet and peeled myself from the couch.
As much as I wanted to strip down and run out, I wasn’t entirely sure if I was home alone and as such, I headed up to my room to change into a pair of swimming trunks before heading back downstairs. Passing through the laundry and grabbing a towel on the way.
I headed onto the back deck and draped my towel over the railing before I rushed over and leapt into the pool immediately feeling the cool water wash away any of the heat I had been feeling. I resurface and breathed a sigh of relief as I pushed my messy hair back from my face.
Idea 18: Aunt/Cousin (Can be both). (Again like the incest scene above I’m not quite sure how to spruce this one up so I’ll leave it rather basic and we can go from there.)
Starter: My family has gone on holiday without me as I had to stay behind due to being caught up in exams. Rather than meeting up with them later they decided it would be more fun for me if I finished them up then headed over to spend some time with my Aunt and my cousin across the county. While I wouldn’t be leaving the country, I was still getting a vacation in a way and as such I tried my best to be upbeat and positive about it, even if I was envious of the others.
While it wasn’t the same pristine beaches and high-class resorts that the rest of my family was going to, I was still grateful for the hospitality. The plane lands in the airport and after collecting my bags and checking my phone for a confirmation I was going to be picked up I sent my family and my aunt and cousin a quick text telling them I landed safely. After gathering my small suitcase from the conveyor belt, I wheeled it through security and out to the meeting area keeping my eyes peeled for any sign of my cousin or my auntie. There was a little confusion about who was going to greet me so I wasn’t sure who to expect myself.
Idea 19: Incest family vacation. (So, this one is again going to be like the other two before it. They kinda roll off each other in a way. However, I believe it allows for a wide range of engagements with multiple characters at some kind of beach resort.)
Starter: It’s the dead middle of another scorching summer and rather than tough it out in our homes which has air-conditioning which never seemed to help, our large family decided to all go to a large resort (Could even be a cruise too) together. Many of the rooms were rather luxurious and I was more than excited to see what the rest of the hotel had to offer.
We pulled up into the lobby and while the parents were checking in I headed over to check out a map on the wall. It seemed there were quite a lot of different things to do around the resort. There was a pool with a poolside bar, a beach which had volleyball games, a massage parlour, hot tubs and many different activities ranging from native dances to eating competitions.
Just the realization we were here and the excitement at the many possibilities that could come from the vacation. Maybe I’d even meet someone nice and have a vacation fling. Although with so many family members running around, I doubted that I’d get much peace to do that. Regardless I was eager to get up to the room, have a shower and change into my swimming trunks to explore all the different places.
We headed up to the rooms where I noticed mine had a large double bed. However, judging by my mother’s comments outside It seemed there was some kind of mix-up in the rooms and I’d be sharing the room with one of my family members. Not that I minded too much. I placed my suitcase down and waited to see who would come in and if they were interested in joining me look around.
Closing words: So yeah that’s about it! Thanks for reading and if you have any questions or suggestions, I’m open to hearing them! I know this was probably a big read so thanks again for your time and I hope to talk to some of you soo
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2020.11.27 20:25 Joker_ERP [M4A] (A playing as F) Massive list of RP prompts (Rule 34, fandoms, Games, OC, Incest Ect.)

Hey there! Today I’ve got a massive list of rp ideas and have written out some starters along with some ideas to how I see the rp going. I’m open to change and ready to do other ideas too. So if you feel like you’ve got an idea I might be interested in feel free to talk to me about those: ).
As for my replies. I write in first person mainly and my reply length varies. I generally do anything from a few sentences to a paragraph or more and generally require my partner to do the same. Fair warning the less detail you reply with the less interested I’ll be in rping with you. (Not looking for a few words as a response)
I enjoy having a story to go along with the smut so it’s not just constant sex, some cute or action driven moments are fun as well. – Hand holding and cute dates are pleasant! I mainly do my rps on kik, discord or here. I also have an RP facebook account, so feel free to ask for my users for those! : )
My kinks and limits list might be a big read, but none are compulsory. I’m just here to have fun and hopefully meet some cool rp partners : )
Kinks: Harems (Doesn’t mean having to play all characters at once, just one by one is fine!), Incest, Outercourse (Which is stuff like titjobs, thigh jobs, grinding, hot dogging) Risky public spaces (Toilet stalls, changing booths. That kinda thing where people could get caught.) Facials, Freckles (Face and body). Big/nicely shaped bums (Especially if they jiggle). Creampies, Cum on tits/body, big cumshots, Thigh high socks. showewater sex (pools, shower, hot tubs ect.) Mutual desire for sex.
Limits: Pregnancy (Hard limit sorry), Vomit, Piss, Blood, Toilet stuff, Rape, Gangbangs (Unless it’s multiple females) Male on Male, futas, rimming/pegging.
There might be more that I’m forgetting so if you’re unsure feel free to ask me! The rougher side of sex like Name calling, slapping choking spanking I can all do as well! : ) Without further ado let’s jump into the starters!
Disclaimer: I am 18+ and all participants and characters must be 18+
Here's the basic list of ideas if you wanted to look them over before reading the full posts. I’m also open to some ideas that I may have missed! And please note: I’m looking for FEMALE characters only!
Rule 34/Fandom/Game Ideas: Idea 1: My Harem (Hero) Academia. Idea 2: Pokémon Idea 3: Naruto Idea 4: Bleach Idea 5: One piece. Idea 6: Sword Art Online. Idea 7: Fairy Tail. Idea 8: Avatar The Last Airbender. Idea 9: Persona (Girls from 4 and 5). Idea 10: Harry Potter. Idea 11: Final Fantasy. Idea 12: The Witcher 3.
OC Ideas: Idea 13: Fantasy harem adventure. Idea 14: Only Man of the town. Idea 15: Zombie and Nuclear Apocalypse. Idea 16: Sci-Fi space crew.
Incest Ideas: Idea 17: Brother sisteMother son (Or both). Idea 18: Aunt/Cousin. (Can be both) Idea 19: Incest family vacation.
Idea 1: My Harem (Hero) Academia.
(So my character will be a transfer into Class 1-A. His power is the power of persuasion. With the power he’s able to convince someone to do something as if it’s their own will. However, he’s hesitant to use it on other people and to tell everyone he even has it as he’s been outcast at his last school for the villainous nature of his quirk. As such he can’t use it to its full extent and can only issue small commands to begin with.
My idea with this is that one or more (cannon or non) of the girls decide to help him out in a private setting and overtime it gets more and more sexual in nature. And as he becomes more confident, he’s able to issue more longer-term commands. This can also be mixed in well with some story and some action to keep the plot interesting.)
Starter: It was a day which started like most others in Class 1-A. The students got ready in the dorms and headed to class to chat among themselves while they waited for Aizawa to enter. However, unlike most days there seemed to be an extra desk placed in the room. The seat caused some confusion which didn’t last long as the first bell rang and Aizawa entered the room.
“Morning everyone.” He stated in his mainly bored and sleepy tone which seemed to sound like he was stifling a yawn. “Today we’ve got a new student transferring in from another school. He’s from Shiketsu, some of you may recognize the name since it’s got the same level as prestige as U.A. but regardless make sure he feels welcome.” He said pointing a sweeping stare at everyone and finally resting on the problem child of the U.A class Bakugo.
With that he fell silent and I felt it was my cue to enter. Swallowing a little at the nerves I steeled them quickly and entered. My blue eyes sweeping over some of the familiar faces in the room. Many of the students had standout performances in the UA sports festival and as well in the news reports about the villain attack on the training camp.
I had a lot to live up to if I wanted to join these legends in training but regardless, I was determined to do just that. Breathing a little and shifting my auburn hair from my eyes I smiled the best I could. “My name is Schwarzer, Chris Schwarzer. It’s a pleasure to meet you all.” I say bowing to the class.
Satisfied with the introduction Aizawa nodded to the spare seat in the room. Taking that as an order I nodded back and headed over to my seat sitting down and getting my books out. Curiously I turned to the seat next to me noticing one of the girls in the class and gave her a slight smile as Aizawa began his lesson.
Idea 2: Pokemon. (So this one is super simple. Some trainers or a trainer and his Pokémon go on a grand adventure. For this one my favourite Canon female are: Marnie, May, Hilda and May. And my favourite Anthro Pokémon are Lopunny, Arcanine, Blaiziken That’s just for reference though and you can really play whoever you like! Ocs are of course welcome too!)
Trainer x Trainer Starter:
I like many others in the world of Pokémon have just started on my journey. Although I had done so a little late. Regardless me and my starter Pokémon Aipom which was a gift from my late father. Setting off with excitement to make a name of myself.
That excitement wore off pretty quickly however as an advanced trainer stepped in my path and soon, I realized how big the gap between us was. He wiped the floor with my aipom and laughed as he took my “Prize money” Scooping up my aipom I rushed through the rest of the route and over to the next town ducking quickly into the Pokémon centre.
Looking around there was a few new trainers who seemed to have fallen to the same fate as I had and I shook my head. Guys like that were total assholes and without hesitating I headed over to the counter where the nurse took my Aipom from me. Once he was gone, I was told there was going to be a short wait due to the amount of Pokémon they had to treat. I nodded as I headed over and sat down in one of the seats.
Idea 3: Naruto. (So for this one I like the idea that my character is a nomadic mercenary hired by the leaf to help train the ninja of the village, maybe he also has some kind of hidden power that boosts his chakra but also increases his libido. Not too sure how I wanna go about this one.)
Starter: The Hokage Tsunade Senju looked over me with a curious gaze and then down to my application form. “You’re younger than I expected given everything you’ve done.” She stated honestly. “But the intelligence division did a thorough search into you and you check out.” She stated as she slammed the approved stamp down onto my paper.
“Just remember, if you do anything to endanger this village, I’ll snuff you out personally.” She said in an icy and threatening tone. Feeling a cold bead of sweat roll down the side of my face I nodded. “Of course. I wouldn’t dream of it.” I say. Internally I make a mental note not to cross her in any way.
“Good.” She said putting a smile across her features. “Your first group is down on the training field waiting for you already.” She stated. “Your lodgings will be set up by the time you’re done, here’s the key.” She said tossing the key to me which I caught and stuffed into my pocket. I was a little shocked with how quick she wanted me to get to work but I nodded. “Right!” I say giving a respectful bow before heading out.
It took me a little longer than expected to actually find the training grounds as I hadn’t ever been here before. And when I got there much to her credit there were a few ninja standing around. Approaching them I gave them a sheepish smile. “Sorry I’m late guys.” I called out. “I got lost.” I added on.
Idea 4: Bleach. (So a new human soul reaper makes it into the soul society. His power isn’t captain level to begin with simply being enough to take out the average hollow. And with the resurgence of the hollow threat the Soul Society has offered to give him a substitute badge to take out those hollows deemed too small for the soul society to handle. Maybe he’s paired up with someone or someone like Orihime steps in to help him grow.)
Starter: Another boring day at school followed by a night of boring patrols. With all the big hollows being taken care of by “Full-fledged” Soul reapers it didn’t leave me with much opportunity to train against bigger enemies.
At least that’s what I thought originally. A few blocks from me there was a rift which opened up and the pure spiritual pressure that came from the hollow that stepped out of it was enough to make me feel as though gravity itself was pushing against me.
It was hard to breathe and even harder to stand as my hand clutched my blade in my left hand tightly. I shook my head as I heard the loud roar of the large breast and could even see it’s towering form from my position.
It was nothing close to a menos, but it was enough to tower over a three-story building for sure. “Shit.” I hissed to myself as I knew there were no soul reapers around at this stage. With a threat this big I was sure they’d come, but until then it was up to me to buy some time and make sure no humans or souls were consumed.
Pushing myself forward I reached the park that the Hollow had appeared in. Thankfully the park was deserted at this time of night. When he saw me the hollow. “You don’t smell like much, but you’ll do as a snack.” The hollow commented as it charged forward. “Just evade, buy time.” I comment to myself as I began to leap around the battle field looking a bit like and feeling like an idiot.
The hollow toyed with me a little while enjoying the chase before it seemed to ger bored. Just when I was thinking I was fast enough to keep avoiding it the creature’s mouth opened and its forked tongue shot out at me with faster speed than I was anticipating I raised my blade to defend myself but it was a feeble attempt and I knew it wouldn’t be enough.
Idea 5: One Piece. (So I’m not quite sure how to approach this one, but I’ll give it a go. Much like the MHA starter my character will have the power of persuasion, having eaten the Persua-Persua fruit. I’m thinking either he joins the Strawhats and goes on their adventures or he makes his own crew with girls from the story, I’m gonna leave it fairly open ended so we can jump in whenever along the story we wanna go!)
Starter: Alone in a bar I sat staring in the amber liquid in my mug. I was down on my luck after having my whole crew and my ship destroyed in a long battle another pirate crew. The only reason I was able to live through the ordeal was due to my crew sacrificing themselves to give me a chance to escape.
I spent days adrift with little food and water and soon washed up upon the island I was in. Immediately I found a tavern ready to drown my sorrows and feel sorry for myself for a little while.
Letting out a sigh I downed the rest of my drink soon looking at the few drops of liquid bottom of my mug. I knew being a pirate wouldn’t be easy, I knew it’d be violent and end in violence. However, to lose in that fashion without even being able to use my devil fruit to calm or question our opponent and losing everything still took its toll on me.
Scratching at the growing stubble with one hand, the other I raised my mug to demand another drink and as such the bartender approached to fill my mug. “You’re looking a little rough there, you sure you need another?” The bartender asked as he took the mug from me. “I don’t have anything else to do. I don’t even know what else to do with myself.” I responded grumpily. “Just fill it up.” I demanded. “Right.” The bartender responded as he filled it with more of the alcoholic amber liquid and slid It in front of me.
Idea 6: Sword Art Online. (Fairly simple it’s SAO set in the original death game. I love the idea, so I’ve always loved rping this one. If you want to play canon characters my fave is for sure Lizbeth, but I’m open to OC characters!)
Starter: It’s been months since Akihiko Kayaba has trapped us into this death game. Or at least that’s how some people looked at it. Others saw it as their dream come true. But most if not, all wanted to push forward and beat the game.
Despite the desire to push forward little progress has been made. Guilds and parties have formed to push through dungeons but with the increased danger and with it more deaths; more and more people simply decided to live out their lives on the lower floors.
Unlike those rushing in to push through the content I was happy enough to go through it at my own pace. This place was like a dream for me, save for the fact I had an increased chance of dying I was able to live in this game without the worries of the outside world.
I was doing some late-night grinding in an area of dense forest. The sun had set and there was little light save for the bright moon poking through the trees. All was calm, the trees swayed with the wind and the occasional sound of creatures moving about was enough to calm me.
However, the deeper I got into the forest the louder a sound became. At first it was quiet but as I approached, I heard it more clearly. It sounded like steel clashing against steel. Someone was fighting. Moving from a casual walk into a jog I quickly came to a small clearing where I saw two figures fighting, although in the low light I couldn’t make it out until I got closer.
Idea 7: Fairy Tail. (it’s been a little while since I’ve seen the series, but I’ve always loved it! Given my time away I might have to take some time to refamiliarize myself with the magics. My character will simply be an entry level member into the guild to begin with, canon characters are welcome just as OCs are!)
Starter: Another day in magnolia and another party being held at the large guild building at the centre of town. A large-scale job had just finished with some of the senior ranking wizards. and even though I wasn’t part of that mission, instead being on my own D-Rank job I joined in on the celebrations.
I had only been part of the guild for a few days and so far, it’s not been as exciting as I’d hoped, although I figured that it’d pick up once I proved myself. I was drinking by myself when I was approached by Makarov. He was wearing an essentric looking orange outfit. “Schwarzer my boy!” He said as he patted me on the shoulder. “How are you fitting in?” He questioned. “Fine sir! Everyone has been very welcoming.” I say to him in response. “Glad to hear it! You’ve been doing a good job, although I’d like to see you do more.” The male said. “So I’ve arranged a partner for you on your next job, that way you can take something more challenging, what do you say?” He questioned.
“Yes of course!” I say eagerly as a smile spread across my face. “Great!” He said cheerfully. “I’ll introduce you to who you’ll be working with.” He said as he stood from his spot and lead the way over to a female clearing his throat loud enough to get their attention.
Idea 8: Avatar the Last Airbender. (So for this one I guess it can go two different ways. My fave girls from Avatar would probably be Ty Lee, Suki and Toph. Maybe my character is a powerful bender that either the fire nation or team Avatar wants on their side. I think it might be cool to think that Aang isn’t the only airbender and instead a small faction managed to escape and continue the lineage. Either that or my character is a powerful firebender of some kind. I’ll leave whichever you prefer to you in your first reply as I’ll leave it open ended.)
Starter: The world was at war ever since the Fire nation attacked. With the intense fighting came mercenaries. Freelance benders or soldiers ready to fight on either side. For a fee of course. And despite my age, being only eighteen I was quite renown amongst the other bounty hunters for my bending.
Of course, there were talks of the Avatar returning, having repelled an invasion in the south pole, the liberation of Omashu and then the fire nation prison. It seemed they were making quite the stir in the earth kingdom.
It’d only be a matter of time before they reached the small town, I was in. Perhaps they were already here. But if that was the case surely there would be some kind of stir. Pushing my hair from my face I ordered another drink from the barkeep. “You know you’re my favourite customer Schwarzer…. You’re the only one who consistently pays his tab. Unlike the rest of these soldiers or the workers around here.” The older man says in clear annoyance.
“Well who knows, if I wasn’t so successful, I’d probably mooch off you too.” I admitted with a grin. “Try not to talk too ill of the soldiers on either side.” I added on flicking him an extra coin for a tip once my drink was finished. “Well I better check if anyone has a job for me.” I say as I pushed myself up from my seat.
Idea 9: Persona. (So basically this is just gonna be a fairly interesting idea. My character along with the girls of persona 4 and 5 get stranded in this strange dimension where they have to fight their way out to make it back to their own worlds.)
Starter: It all happened so fast. One minute I was in a team meeting with my group discussing what we should use our newfound powers for next. And the next second, I had blinked and I was in some kind of strange room.
One by one more people were added into this room. Some of which were dressed in some elaborate costumes. And I frowned as I looked to each one of them, all of which I didn’t recognize at all and judging by their looks they didn’t recognize me. Although before we managed to introduce ourselves a booming voice broke the silence.
“Welcome all!” The clearly male voice commented. “To the room of my design.” He added on. “I’m sure you’re all confused. And no doubt you’ll want to return back to your homes. However, to do so you’ll need to enter my labyrinth. “Make it to the end and you’ll all return home.” The voice explained.
“Of course, this maze isn’t without its dangers. Enemies, much like you encounter on a regular basis will roam these halls. As well as beasts of my own design far stronger than those… Fear no though for every check point you reach this room will become more furnished with amenities. For now, you simply have beds to rest on.” He said as there was an audible click and the dark room was suddenly lit up. Sure, enough there were rows of beds all lined up one for each person to sleep on.
“When you’re ready to test yourselves step through this door and enter the first level of the labyrinth.” He declared as a large door appeared and opened up in front of them. For a while nobody said anything probably all too stunned to even process the information. “So, I’m guessing we’re all persona users given what he just said.” I spoke up. “I guess we should probably start with names and strengths, right?” I questioned the group. “I’m Chris Schwarzer.” I say. “My persona Serapth focuses on ranged combat.” I explained.
Idea 10: Harry Potter. (So to keep this one interesting I’m thinking of having it set in an AU where Voldemort and Harry don’t exist. However, there are still dark wizards who are part of a cult around. Defs looking for a Hermionie, Luna or Ginny, you could even have other celebs/ecelebs as teachers or students for this one! Ocs are of course welcome too!)
Starter: Another year at Hogwarts, the last for some; and another year of learning was right around the corner. Although times were not peaceful in the wizarding world. Aurors who were the police of the magical world were going missing or showing up dead.
The ministry not wanting to make a panic kept it fairly under wraps, however some of the families have come forward with the information and rumours abounded about what was really happening. Stepping off the train I sighed a little rubbing my temple where a headache had begun to set in. During the train ride here, I found myself stuck next to a boy who wouldn’t stop going on about the rumours and conspiracy theories.
Glad to be off the train I looked around for a minute lost as to where I needed to go. “I know it’s around here somewhere.” I commented, although my sense of direction was always off. Usually I followed everyone else. But this time it seemed I was one of the last ones off the train.
Idea 11: Final Fantasy. (So this is simply going to be an idea with no starter since it will probably change depending on the many FF universes. My favourite however is defs FF7. (Tifa, Jessie and Aerith are best girls) with follow-ups being 12, 13, 15, 10, 8 and 9. Basically a fight would take the Main character of those series, Cloud, Noct, ect out of commission and needing a leader the other characters step up and hire mine on. Similar to some of my other prompts but I never said I was creative :^) With that being said though if you ARE interested in this one let me know and we can work out details depending on what world we’re in!)
Idea 12: The Witcher 3. (So my character will be a Witcher. (wow!) Saving people, hunting things you know? The family business. Anyway, I’m gonna leave it super open ended for you to come in however you like! If you wanna play a canon character my top two are for sure Ciri and Trist, and OC characters are accepted too!)
Starter: A Werewolf, an odd and rare contract, although I figured it wouldn’t be a hard one. In face I figured with my silver blade that the creature would go down rather quickly. Starting the encounter, I was faced with a harsh reality due to my hubris. I started off well enough, however due to my carelessness I was quickly on the backfoot.
The beast roared as it swung its large clawed hand towards me. I had barely managed to roll out of the way of the attack. Probably due to the increasing levels of bloodless resulting in a careless action on my part. A level of confidence quickly pushed down by the fact a handful of open wounds stung at my flanks.
More scars for later given that I make it out of here, although with my silver blade thrown on the other side of the area leaving me with only a steel sword which barely even phases the thing. I had to reach my blade, although with my focus on dodging the attacks it was hard to find an opening to do so.
I raised a hand and cast the igni sign launching flames at the creature who leapt back and I tried my best to make it past the creature only to have to dodge another strike as the beast recovered remarkably fast. “Stubborn bastard, aren’t you?” I questioned a little sourly.
Idea 13: Fantasy harem adventure. (This one is fairly basic in nature. Basically, a young man with little combat experience leaves his poor hunting village once he’s of age and sets off to join the adventurer’s guild to make a name for himself and also to send money back home. He’s fairly modest, naive and kind hearted. Which makes him likable and easy to take advantage of.
We could add a story with war elements, racism and darker themes to show him that the world he idolizes isn’t as cracked up as he thought it’d be. Ideally, I’d like a full harem party for this one but I’m cool with one on one too.)
Starter: It had been a few days since I was finally able to leave the small village, I was raised in behind me. Sword on hip and keen to become an adventurer. Of course, I also wanted to make a name for myself and I was even more excited to see everything the world had to offer. With driving me forward I headed from my village over to the closest city which had a guild branch. A city called Ruan. It was nearly five times the size of my village if not more and yet it was nothing close to the capital city of Grancel.
Smooth dirt paths soon gave way to cobblestone and my boots clacked rhythmically against the pavement as my steps soon got faster and faster as Ruan came into view. My stomach was in knots as I gripped the straps on my bag tightly and after steeling my nerves and taking in the sight of the large city, I headed through the large stone arch to the busy streets beyond.
My excited eyes looked around at every nook and cranny as I took in every detail that was on offer. Soon coming across the large marble and wood building of the adventurer’s guild in front of me. I stood in front of the large building clearly awestruck and for a moment I felt completely overwhelmed. This was it. This was the first step I was going to take on my journey and yet I felt far too nervous to head inside. Instead I stood there shaking slightly as I tried to work up the courage to push those large oak doors aside and declare my presence to the world.
Idea 14: Man of the town. (So again the premise is also pretty basic. My character wakes up in a town where there’s no men, as if they all vanished at once. Including his father which leaves him home alone with his sister and mother. (It’s up to you if you want incest in the plot or not.) We can have a story with an element of mystery to it too if you want! Or we can just bounce around the town having him bonk as many different people as you want.)
Starter: It’s been a few weeks since all the men in the town vanished one day. One day they were there and the next they were gone. There was of course a panic even though it is much calmer than originally, it continues to creep in the back of everyone’s mind. It doesn’t help the fact that no outsiders have come into the town and some strange thick fog seems to stop everyone from leaving.
However, with no answers it was left to the women of the town to pick up the slack and try to push for some level of normalcy. Except for me it seemed. Since the whole act started, I was in lockdown not being free to leave my home since my mother and sister was much too paranoid that I’d disappear too. With the amount of time I spent indoors going stir crazy I began to wonder if it was better to be wherever the rest of them are.
Today was different though and finally I was given the chance to leave the house while my mother was careless and rather quickly, I headed out into the street just glad to take in the scenery as I headed over to a nearby park. I headed over the soft grass feeling it beneath my shoes and then to the pond where I took a seat on one of the mounted benches.
Idea 15: Zombie and Nuclear Apocalypse. (Not a whole lot to say here other than it’s one of your run of the mill Zombie/Nuclear apocalypse scenarios. I might toy with the idea of having multiple zombie types like games such as Dying light and Left for dead in order to spice things up a little but we’ll see where we go with it. As for nuclear I’ll probably be following along the Fallout franchise. Being part of these worlds will probably make my character a bit more brash, blunt and even a little rude. However, given some time he’ll warm up.)
Zombie Starter: No one knows quite when the outbreak started, however it swept over the globe causing panic. People eating people. People dying and coming back to life as a shambling corpse joining the armies of similar creatures. Society crumbled over time and the cities which were now hot zones for hordes of the undead creatures were left abandoned to all but the most daring or desperate of individuals. However, these rabid hordes weren’t the only thing to look out for in the apocalypse.
Society had begun to reform in its most primal form. People grouped together for safety. Those who just wanted to live peacefully became easy prey for those who saw the end of the world as we knew it as a playground to kill pillage and steal what they’d like. These bandits created their own factions with their own fortresses and seemed to have an endless supply of guns and ammo as they used it quite liberally.
I had been on the trail of a particularly nasty group of bandits as they razed whatever small settlements, they had to the ground callously and without mercy. I had just arrived at one of these towns. Dying people lay scattered about while fires licked at the makeshift buildings. It was still quite fresh. Approaching a nearby body which seemed to be moving slightly I turned it over the man was in bad shape and was clearly on death’s door. His eyes looking into mine in a pleading sense.
“Do you want me to make it quick?” I asked him reaching my left hand down to my machete which hung on my belt. Weakly his hand reached out to grip my right as he gave a nod. I knew the death wouldn’t be clean, as I unsheathed my blade. However, I couldn’t waste any ammo on my pistol nor could I risk tipping off the bandits that did this that I was following them. With a quick swing I slammed the blade into the head of the man ending his life and after wiping the blade off on his shirt I slid it back into its sheath my eyes scanning the immediate area for any of the undead which had turned or for a slim chance of getting a glimpse of survivors.
Nuclear Apocalypse Starter:
The world as we knew it ended in a flash. A white light followed by a rumble which washed over the world in nuclear fire. Billions died then and there reducing the world’s population to the brink. Those who were lucky to survive a direct blast were mutated to become much different than humans and more akin to zombies. Those outside of it didn’t have much quality of life as the radiation created mutated creatures which made living in a barren wasteland that much harder.
There were others however who were lucky enough to be given a spot in giant underground vaults. There they lived out their lives separated from the horrors that this new world wrought. One by one these vaults opened to allow these vault dwellers into the wasteland that was our world.
Their blue suits and clueless natures made them stand out and become easy prey to raiders, giant creatures and everything in between. Many of them didn’t get far before being gutted and robbed for their illusive vault suits which earned enough to feed a scavenger or bandit for a month.
The world and society began to rebuild. And with small settlements and towns popping up here and there it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the wasteland. Many were able to create jobs in local milita, mercenary work. Even trading or bartending.
I was such a mercenary a few generations of my family lived through the bombing and the radiation which was lucky enough for me, I guess. I was hired to do whatever someone wanted for the right price. And today I was tasked with delving into a recently opened vault and check make contact with the inhabitants inside.
Colt python on my waist I headed over to the large vault door which at this point was sealed shut and knocked loudly. This job seemed rather easy and was paying a lot which made me wonder who I was working for and what purpose they had with these vault dwellers. However, I wasn’t paid to ask questions nor did I really care at the end of the day. The less I knew the less guilt I could feel.
Idea 16: Space/Scifi. (So this is a scifi adventure. My character is the captain of his own ship and is currently looking for recruits to join him and help run it. There will probably be lots of interesting planets our characters go to and I’ll certainly be making them up as we go along! Your character can range as anything from a human to android or even an alien.)
Starter: Stepping out of The Tempest I breathed in the humid station air of Astra station. The station which was on the furthest reaches of the space ruled over the galactic council; was a haven for the depraved. Outlaws, mercenaries, drug dealers you name it Astra has it and in bountiful supply too.
Which made it a perfect spot to find someone who was desperate to get off the station. Someone who would work for cheap or for free. All I needed to do was to find them. “Schwarzer, don’t forget to stock up on food, military rations are sad.” A voice commented through the earpiece I had. “Yeah. I’ll head through the slums and to the market. Thanks, Evai.” I responded. “And don’t cause any trouble, I don’t wanna rot in this ship while you’re dead.” The voice added on. “Yeah yeah I’ve got it.” I responded as the communication line was severed and I started on my walk.
I headed through a nearby door and down into the depths of the station. Soon I the overcrowded and frankly smelly slums. Beggars and gang members lined every corner all looking at me with a cautious eye as I passed. There were even a few tweaked out drug users laying scattered about in some dark corners. Even a few corpses.
I didn’t stop though, if you stayed in one place too long down here you were asking to be jumped and quickly, I pushed on heading over to the bustling markets. The food quality here wasn’t the best although it was abundant. I even talked to a few of the store owners to see if they knew where I could find the extra hands to help me on my ship.
Idea 17: Brother sisteMother son (Or both). (So, this starter is gonna be fairly generic, however it’s open to allowing any of the familial ties to be easily included. I have a few ideas for immediate family and will post them below and if you have any ideas, I’m happy to hear them.)
Starter: It’s a hot and lazy day in the middle of summer break. I had laid splayed out on the couch at home. Despite the air conditioner being on full blast my skin underneath my tank top was getting stuck to the leather couch; which did little to alleviate the heat fluster that was going on. I sighed after looking over the back of the couch to the pool outback longingly. I sighed a little resigning myself to bite the bullet and peeled myself from the couch.
As much as I wanted to strip down and run out, I wasn’t entirely sure if I was home alone and as such, I headed up to my room to change into a pair of swimming trunks before heading back downstairs. Passing through the laundry and grabbing a towel on the way.
I headed onto the back deck and draped my towel over the railing before I rushed over and leapt into the pool immediately feeling the cool water wash away any of the heat I had been feeling. I resurface and breathed a sigh of relief as I pushed my messy hair back from my face.
Idea 18: Aunt/Cousin (Can be both). (Again like the incest scene above I’m not quite sure how to spruce this one up so I’ll leave it rather basic and we can go from there.)
Starter: My family has gone on holiday without me as I had to stay behind due to being caught up in exams. Rather than meeting up with them later they decided it would be more fun for me if I finished them up then headed over to spend some time with my Aunt and my cousin across the county. While I wouldn’t be leaving the country, I was still getting a vacation in a way and as such I tried my best to be upbeat and positive about it, even if I was envious of the others.
While it wasn’t the same pristine beaches and high-class resorts that the rest of my family was going to, I was still grateful for the hospitality. The plane lands in the airport and after collecting my bags and checking my phone for a confirmation I was going to be picked up I sent my family and my aunt and cousin a quick text telling them I landed safely. After gathering my small suitcase from the conveyor belt, I wheeled it through security and out to the meeting area keeping my eyes peeled for any sign of my cousin or my auntie. There was a little confusion about who was going to greet me so I wasn’t sure who to expect myself.
Idea 19: Incest family vacation. (So, this one is again going to be like the other two before it. They kinda roll off each other in a way. However, I believe it allows for a wide range of engagements with multiple characters at some kind of beach resort.)
Starter: It’s the dead middle of another scorching summer and rather than tough it out in our homes which has air-conditioning which never seemed to help, our large family decided to all go to a large resort (Could even be a cruise too) together. Many of the rooms were rather luxurious and I was more than excited to see what the rest of the hotel had to offer.
We pulled up into the lobby and while the parents were checking in I headed over to check out a map on the wall. It seemed there were quite a lot of different things to do around the resort. There was a pool with a poolside bar, a beach which had volleyball games, a massage parlour, hot tubs and many different activities ranging from native dances to eating competitions.
Just the realization we were here and the excitement at the many possibilities that could come from the vacation. Maybe I’d even meet someone nice and have a vacation fling. Although with so many family members running around, I doubted that I’d get much peace to do that. Regardless I was eager to get up to the room, have a shower and change into my swimming trunks to explore all the different places.
We headed up to the rooms where I noticed mine had a large double bed. However, judging by my mother’s comments outside It seemed there was some kind of mix-up in the rooms and I’d be sharing the room with one of my family members. Not that I minded too much. I placed my suitcase down and waited to see who would come in and if they were interested in joining me look around.
Closing words: So yeah that’s about it! Thanks for reading and if you have any questions or suggestions, I’m open to hearing them! I know this was probably a big read so thanks again for your time and I hope to talk to some of you soon!
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2020.11.27 19:52 jjay1845327 18X Special Forces Pipeline Explained through SFAS - General Breakdown/Tips/Advice

I’m posting this because I’ve spent countless hours googling and looking at every forum possible to find out more about Special Forces (SF), selection (SFAS), the 18X pipeline, and everything related to Green Berets. I got a lot of helpful information from the internet and by talking with people already in SF that really prepared me for the pipeline. I’m only posting this because I want to be able to pass along this knowledge to others going down this route and hopefully answer questions that I wish I had answered when I was going through.
I am not posting this because I think I’ve made it - I passed SFAS and am now in the Q Course, so I’ve by no way made it. I am not posting this with the intent on helping people cheat the course (people typically call this “G2” or getting “intel” on the course). None of the information I’m passing along isn’t already in the public domain. I hope this information helps people prepare, train, and understand the SF pipeline up to SFAS. I’ll answer all questions in this public forum but probably won’t do individual/private messages.
I’m going to roughly break down my thoughts thematically and chronologically so it isn’t an enormous amount of rambling.
18X/REP63 Contract
All I wanted to do in the Army was go SF so I made that very clear to my recruiter. You have the power in that relationship with the recruiter - they can’t force you to sign a contract that you don’t want so make sure you stand up for yourself. If they say they don’t have any 18X contracts, then wait until they have it or talk to another recruiter in your area. DO NOT RELY ON PICKING IT UP IN OSUT (OSUT is basic training and infantry training combined) - we had zero people pick it up in our OSUT class. If this is what you want, then don’t leave your future up to chance. Be mature and advocate for yourself with your recruiter to get the contract you want and be willing to wait or go somewhere else to get it.
I’m very happy that I went the National Guard (NG) route. Not many people know about this route and always say they wish they did. The 18X/REP63 pipeline is exactly the same until you graduate and go to your SF group - Active Duty (AD) guys will go to their active duty group and NG guys will go back to their state. I ultimately chose the NG route because there was a unit in my home state and it would allow me flexibility when/if I make it to have a piece of civilian life with my SF duties. Nobody likes to think about it, but statistically only ~30% of people make it through SFAS. And that’s not including all the people that get dropped before SFAS from injuries, failed PT tests, stupid mistakes, and life factors that result in not making it through the pipeline. So, by going NG, you have a fall back plan if things don’t go according to plan. Granted that “fall back plan” can become an easy excuse to quit when you’re deep in the suck, so if you’re not committed enough that’s definitely dangerous. I recommend people look into the NG route if you want to go SF - I’m very aware that it’s not for everyone and it definitely has its drawbacks, but it’s important to know all of your options.
Prep Before OSUT
I was in extremely good shape going into OSUT and I lost a lot of that strength throughout OSUT. You’re not getting great sleep or food and the physical training (PT) is meant to get the bottom 10% of the OSUT class to pass the minimum standards. The PT program is not meant to get in shape guys stronger. So you’ll definitely have to do a lot of bodyweight work on your own in the barracks to maintain strength or get stronger. Even though I lost a lot of that strength, I was still glad I physically trained a lot before because I had a higher bar to drop from if that makes sense.
I did a decent amount of rucking before I came to OSUT and I wouldn’t say that’s super necessary. Any rucking progress you make in the months before OSUT will be hard to maintain in OSUT because your rucks are very slow group marches that are way below the speed you’ll need for SF standards. But I’m glad I did because I learned what the different speeds felt like - I knew what a 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 ruck generally felt like. But that’s all stuff you’ll learn when you make it to Fort Bragg and can ruck on your own and in the prep course. Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about rucking before OSUT
Basic Training/OSUT
I’m not sure how it’s working now, but infantry OSUT for me was 22 weeks. That’s a very long time and it definitely felt like that, especially because the world changed with COVID about halfway through. I’d say the most important thing is to have a goal/skill you want to work on in OSUT. I knew I was a good leader in sports/my civilian life, but I knew that this leadership environment would be different; a mixture of some highly motivated/capable guys, 18 year olds that joined without fully knowing what they were getting into, and people from all different races, class, education levels, and motivations.
So I told myself I’d use this as an opportunity to practice how to lead a guerilla army - how do you gain respect, understand, teach and lead a diverse group like this? I sought out leadership positions throughout OSUT and tried different techniques to connect with different groups of guys in the platoon. That gave me something to focus on and develop a skill that I knew I’d need further down the line.
There are a lot of other goals you can use. Focusing heavily on improving physical fitness and doing a lot of extra PT on your own or leading group PT in the barracks. If you know you lack discipline, really lean in on making your lockeequipment/uniform/behavior always super disciplined. Things like that will help you get a solid take away from your time in OSUT and not make it feel like a waste of time.
You do morning PT of either track running or calisthenics like pushups/situps and other body weight work. It’s not very challenging if you’re in shape and can get redundant. Then you have breakfast and do your training for the day. If you’re going to the shooting range you’ll spend almost all day there, or you’ll do medical training week, or other random stuff. Land navigation week was pretty good training in OSUT so take that seriously because it’s a good base for the rest of the SF pipeline. I honestly don’t remember most of the training now but it wasn’t very hard. My platoon got more tactical training because we took it upon ourselves to work with our Senior Drill Sergeant to really get a lot out of our field training exercises on ambushes and raids so I actually learned a lot there. The training is what you make of it, but also how much your Drill Sergeants care.
Airborne
Airborne is your first taste of “freedom” where you have your phone, can choose what you eat in the dining hall (DFAC), and you can do your own PT in the morning (at least we could because of COVID). The school itself isn’t hard, just don’t get hurt. Listen to all the instructions, get a strong exit out of the airplane, and know what to do for malfunctions and when to pull your reserve parachute. I knew some good guys that had bad luck and broke their legs on jumps which really sucks. But that’s a small minority - if you do what they teach and don’t panic you’ll be okay. It was pretty cool the first time, but after that I just focused on not getting hurt. Don’t touch your equipment once you’ve been inspected in the parachute shed or they will recycle you.
Special Forces Prep Course (SFPC)
SFPC, used to be called SOPC, is designed to prepare 18x’s for the physical events and land navigation portion of SFAS. And I’d say it does a good job at that. You do two PT sessions a day and usually have a class in the middle of the day. Classes vary from simple knot tying, blister care, a leadership practice course, one obstacle course, land navigation classes, and other things. The mornings are usually a run varying from 1 mile repeats to a 5 mile run. The afternoon is typically push ups, calisthenics, and ruck based workouts (we didn’t use weights because of COVID so we would do pushes over our head or ruck rows/squats). Then every week on Friday you do a ruck 4M, 6M, 8M, 10M, and the final 12M.
The last week of the course is designed to simulate Gate Week in SFAS; Gate Week is week one of SFAS that has runs and rucks to judge your individual physical capability. So the last week of SFPC is an APFT + 6 pull ups, 5M Run, and 12M ruck - the standards are Army standards, so no secrets exposed here: 240+, 5M in less than 40 minutes, 12M ruck under 3:00 (less than 15:00 pace).
Those minimum scores will not get you selected.
Big things to focus on in SFPC - keep your PT numbers up, stretch a ton, and DO NOT GET HURT. We had a lot of guys get hurt in our SFPC class and that will mess up your pipeline and result in not going to SFAS when you’re supposed to. Push yourself in SFPC, but not to the point that you’ll get injured. If you’ve played sports you’ll know the difference between being hurt and being injured. Going into SFAS injured is an easy way to get dropped because you’ll have very little time to recover while there.
Also, if you can’t climb rope, get some extra reps of that during SFPC. There are plenty of ropes around Bragg you can use. You’ll only climb rope on the Nasty Nick obstacle course but you won’t get much training on that in SFPC so you have to seek it out on your own. You’ll do a mini obstacle course during SFPC which is a confidence booster.
SFAS
SFAS is broken into three weeks - Gate Week, Land Navigation, and Team Week. I’m not going to give away any information that isn’t already out there, so this is pretty generic.
Gate Week is a week of physical events to see if you can physically withstand the rigors of SFAS and are strong enough to be SF. Events include the APFT+6 pull ups, unknown standard/distance runs and rucks, obstacle course, and other physical events. You won’t know the time or distance of the events, so it’s important to do your best and try to be in the top half or top third of the class.
Land Navigation is a week of practice events and two nights of the graded Star Course. Take the practice events very seriously - you’ll be able to get a good feel for the terrain, what it’s like to go through a draw in day vs. night, narrow down your pace count, and gain confidence.
General Tips
Team Week is the differentiating factor in SFAS. It’s the hardest, most challenging thing I’ve ever done and will definitely test you. It’s very important that you just be yourself - you can’t fake who you really are when you’re that exhausted, stressed, hungry, and tired. Lean on your strengths and help in any way possible. I know that’s all super generic but I’m not giving away any of the events or how to do anything because team week is the most important part of SFAS to make sure the rights guys get through. The classic advice you always hear is “Don’t Quit.” Definitely true in team week.
Overall, I have a lot of respect for SFAS. It’s brutal and will challenge you in many different ways. But it’s not impossible. Just avoid making unforced errors - that’s key. if they tell you to have your equipment set up in a certain way, set it up exactly like that. If they say have x,y,z packed, then have all of that packed. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by making avoidable mistakes on very obvious and clearly stated standards.
Other Random Thoughts
The 18X pipeline is very long, so you really need to know that this is what you want. Write out exactly why you want/need to do this. If you can’t put it into words, or it doesn’t go deeper than “I think it’d be really cool” then you’re screwed. You’ll see along the way a lot of guys that aren’t serious about it, signed up on a whim, or aren’t physically/mentally prepared for this job. Those guys will pass along the wayside, so really make sure you make friends with motivated and serious candidates. Have people that will push you and keep you accountable.
30th AG is the inprocessing center for 18X’s going to infantry OSUT at Fort Benning. That place is AWFUL. I can’t imagine how much worse it is with COVID. Don’t lose hope there - and I’m not kidding, I saw a lot of guys just completely lose it there. You will get out of there and move on to OSUT but that place sucks. Keep your eye on the prize, meet some good friends, and just try to keep a somewhat positive attitude. You’ll be kept up all night, standing in the cold, waiting in lines, getting yelled at by drill sergeants, having civilians herd you like sheep through all of your equipment issuing/shots/medical/finance, and other soldiers acting like idiots. I wish someone braced me for what 30th would be like, so let this be your warning. It should only last 10 or so days, but sometimes people can be stuck there longer. Stay strong.
I’d recommend keeping a journal of the pipeline so you can think through your thoughts. There will be a lot of good times and a lot of trying times and putting your thoughts onto paper can be helpful in processing those. And it’ll be cool to look back on at the end.
When you get to Fort Bragg, don’t overdo the drinking/eating out. It’ll be your first taste of legitimate freedom and you’ll want to live it up, but you really need to stay focused. Drinking is detrimental to your physical performance and can undo all of the hard work and gains you’ve made on your own or in SFPC. Also, alcohol related incidents are the easiest way to get kicked out of the pipeline so it’s a huge risk that’s not worth the reward. Have a few now and then if you’re of age, but don’t over do it.
Practical Tips
I’m sure I’ll think of more things, and please ask as many questions as you want. I’ll do my best to circle back and answer all that I can. I’ve gotten a lot from these forums in the past so I just wanted to help out anyone going through the pipeline. Good luck and stay focused.
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2020.11.27 17:11 ctwelve Dandelion: Chapter 4

[Beginning Previously]
D.A.N.I.
Something was going to hit them, and DANI wasn’t sure if he could dodge. It was tiny, it was dark, it was dense, and it was fast. All those things combined meant his usual margins for error had been completely used up. If it had been larger, brighter, or slower…
As it was, they had twenty minutes. Which sounded like plenty, except Dandelion’s titanic volume and abysmal thrust-to-mass ratio were working against them. DANI stressed the power grid and cranked his frame speed to the fastest it could possibly go. As far as his subjective sense of time was concerned, the milliseconds were now flowing by like minutes. The crew were statues, even their fastest and twitchiest movements happening at a torturous glacier pace.
He’d bought himself time to think. Time to calculate.
First, full power to the main engine. Plenty of power there, but it could only thrust along the ship’s long axis. Where was the object going to hit? Insufficient data. Resolve that. He set every sensor he had on that side of the ship to tracking the incoming threat, resolving its precise trajectory down to a fraction of a millimeter.
While he waited for that to return, he referenced his long-term memory and called up several old calculations he’d made years before they’d even left Earth. Emergency measures: how much extra thrust could he squeeze out by jettisoning water, firing out the launches in escape pod mode, and even venting atmosphere. He even factored in the tiny amount of thrust he could get from the little cold-gas jets on the surface that kept Dandelion’s spin from slowing.
The LIDAR pings finally came back, having narrowed down the object’s vector to within a few centimeters. He plugged it into all his calculations. With moderate measures, he could just get out of the way. In fact, he could make it miss by almost a hundred meters, but in orbital terms, that was grazing the skin. If it turned out to be a bomb of some kind, or if it was a guided weapon—
He calculated possible outcomes and assigned values to each branch based on probability versus risk versus secure options. By the twenty-millisecond mark, he had reached his conclusion. He set alarms blaring across the ship and ordered the crew to their emergency stations. This was no time for half-measures. He was going to do everything he could and pray. If the object turned out to be a guided weapon of some kind, even his best might not be enough. Certainly the human race had built weapons he would never be able to dodge in this situation.
Which meant the first and most important step was to evacuate the children.
Amber Houston
“One, two, three…” Walker was tense. He’d appeared from nowhere at a dead run to meet the Rangers as they formed up at their emergency station, and he was taking the quickest headcount Amber had ever seen him do. He didn’t look scared. At least, he wasn’t crying and shaking like Amber wanted to. He was grim-faced, focused, sharp.
The gravity was all wrong. There was a definite pull toward the back of the ship and down through the soles of Amber’s boots. Whatever was happening, DANI was accelerating harder than he’d ever accelerated before, even on a thrust day. It was making Amber’s stomach turn over on itself and adding to her stress.
“Twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four…”
She hated standing there, she hated waiting. That was their job right now, to stand there and be ready for whatever orders Walker gave them, but right now that was the worst thing for Amber. She needed to be doing something, to have something to focus on other than the mournful wail of the siren and the gnawing knowledge that something, somehow had gone very wrong.
“Thirty-eight, thirty-nine…”
There was a lurch in the deck this time, and DANI’s voice changed its message.
“All Ranger troops, prepare to abandon ship. You have ten minutes. Repeat, all Ranger troops, prepare to abandon ship. You have ten minutes.”
“Oh, Authors…” Amber turned to the frightened squeak from over her shoulder. She held out a hand and Nikki took it, squeezing so hard it hurt. She looked terrified.
“Forty-eight!” Walker reached the end of the line. He marched back down it with a hand pressed to his ear. “DANI, Walker Torres. Troop all present and accounted for, proceeding to our launch.”
He listened to something, then nodded sharply. “Rangers! Our launch is number Seven-Three-Two! Read back!”
Something to do at last! Amber had to shout to be sure she was heard over the sirens, as the whole troop chorused, “Seven! Three! Two!”
“You got it! Roy!” Walker ordered. “You’re lead! I’m tail-end Charlie! Double time!”
Amber’s feet moved of their own accord. Roy looked just as grateful as she felt to have something to focus on, and along with his sister, knew the outerdecks better than anyone else. Emergency elevators had thrust up from under the streets all over the city, leading down to the launch gantries. He took them off at a brisk jog, with Amber and Nikki on his heels at the head of a column of terrified Rangers, and with Walker at the back to ensure nobody was left behind.
The elevator was little more than a claustrophobic metal cage. Orange flashes highlighted a rail at Amber’s chest height, and large signs instructed them to grab hold of it and tuck their feet under another bar at ankle height. Numbly, she obeyed. They all knew the drill, but this was the first time they’d done it for real.
Walker was the last in and took position at the rails himself.
“DANI! Troop Seven-three-two, ready to drop!”
The word “ready” wasn’t even fully out of his mouth when the gate clattered shut and the elevator…dropped. Several of the Rangers yelped, and Amber shut her eyes. They were almost in freefall, held back only by the pneumatic pressure in the shaft.
It was a long fall. For nearly a minute, there was only the fight to stop her stomach from crawling up her throat and the sound of her friends making terrified noises all around her. Every so often there was a bright red streak as they plunged past an emergency light, or a squealing sound of metal knocking sparks off metal as they rattled against the guide rails.
Then the brakes engaged. Gravity returned with a vengeance and ramped up staggeringly hard. Roy put a steady hand at the top of Amber’s back and did the same for a pair of the youngest on his other side. Amber gritted her teeth and fought to remain standing as what felt like a copy of herself settled on her shoulders.
It kept getting worse, and right as she felt her legs begin to tremble, the ride came almost to a stop. The last few meters were practically sedate as the elevator settled into its landing, with the brakes glowing bright orange from the friction.
The gate dropped with a crash. They were right opposite their launch.
“Seven three two!” Roy called and pointed to it. He stooped to sweep Rose Durand up into his arms and carry her aboard as Nikki sprang forward nimbly under the heavy G-load, and stood at the launch’s ramp to urge the troop in.
“Amber, help them strap in!” she barked.
Amber wanted nothing more than to slump into one of the acceleration couches that lined the launch’s walls. The middle of the floor was densely packed with crates and a stack of cargo containers, all the supplies they’d need to set up a town when they landed. The launches were there for colonization, after all, and had been carrying the necessary supplies for first-wave colonists since they’d left Earth.
That allowed them to serve double duty as lifeboats. Amber squeezed down one side of the pile of cargo and somehow found the strength to buckle Rose into the seat Roy had dumped her in. The little girl was looking pale and scared, but gave a small, brave nod as Amber strapped her in and made sure she was properly secured.
She locked in Arianna Mayweather, Floyd Harris, Kelly Liu, Danish Abbasi, Tony Stokes, Steve Evans, Marie Baker, and Doug Locklear before Roy tapped her on the shoulder and ushered her into a couch of her own. By the time she crashed into it, her arms and legs were starting to feel like rubber.
He got her seated properly, double-checked her belt after she did it up, put a hand on her shoulder, and vanished sideways to work on somebody else. A few seconds later, Nikki sat down to Amber’s right and fastened her own straps.
The ramp was rising. Some part of Amber had been hoping against hope this was some kind of drill or exercise, but the ramp changed that.
This was real, this was really happening.
Judging from Nikki’s expression, she’d felt the same way. She gulped as she watched it close, watched the seals engage and bathe the rear of the launch in red light as they locked down. Walker spun by to check their straps one last time as Roy finally took a seat next to Nikki. He said something encouraging that Amber didn’t really hear, and then took his own seat at the front.
“DANI! Seven-three-two, all aboard and ready!” he declared the moment his own seatbelt was securely buckled across his chest.
If DANI replied, Amber didn’t hear it. Instead there was the whining, terrible crescendo of powerful engines coming online, and the deep, primal vibration of the onboard fusion reactor spinning up to its almost incomprehensible full output. Nikki’s hand found Amber’s as their launch swung out onto the catapult rail. There was a jolt, a clang, the engine whine mutated into a blasting roar…
Pure bruising force mashed her down into her chair. There was a suggestion of incredible speed past the tiny portholes, other launches whipping by until they became a blur, and then—
Darkness. Darkness full of tiny points of light.
For the first time in her life, Amber Houston saw the stars.
D.A.N.I.
Two hundred lifeboats were already gone, a tenth of the total. DANI was being careful to stage his launches for maximum effect—each one that went thundering out of a launch tube was a little extra thrust, a little nudge that pushed Dandelion that extra bit further out of harm’s way.
A subroutine in the back of his awareness was noting their growing deviation from Newhome approach. Already it was ruined. Rather than arriving sometime next year, he was going to have to calculate a whole new navigational solution once this was over.
He didn’t care.
Captain Torres was watching her own readouts with white knuckles clenched on the desk in front of her.
“How many?”
“A thousand Rangers launched already.” DANI kept his voice calm and reassuring. “All Rangers should be evacuated within the next three minutes. We can begin launching second-stage evacuees in approximately five minutes and thirty seconds.”
“Time to impact?”
“If it’s unpowered, it will miss.” DANI promised her.
“And if it isn’t?” Torres insisted.
DANI ran some uncomfortably slapdash calculations based on far too many assumptions and wild guesses for comfort. He didn’t like any of the answers he got.
“Four minutes.”
Torres swore.
“Is there anything the rest of the crew can do?” she asked.
DANI didn’t see any point in anything other than brutal honesty. “Captain…if it hits us, it will tear through us like a rifle bullet through a water bottle. Crew casualties will be total.”
He watched Torres absorb that. Even at the incredible rate of evacuation they’d achieved with the Rangers, there would still be nine hundred thousand people aboard.
“…Let’s hope it’s unpowered, then.”
“Indeed. Half the lifeboats are away.”
The object wasn’t showing any signs of accelerating or changing course, he noted. It might not need to. If the device was a sufficiently large bomb, a shaped charge, or simply equipped to create dense shrapnel, it would still be quite lethal.
Still, as each second crawled by with no change in the object’s velocity, DANI allowed himself to feel some faint hope. He wasn’t going to feel safe until it was twenty minutes away and receding, but the seconds ticked by without incident.
“The last Ranger troop is away,” he announced at the two minutes and thirty-seven seconds mark. More than twenty seconds ahead of his estimates. He had to hand it to the Rangermasters and their troops—when the proverbial had hit the fan, they had risen to the occasion and surpassed his calculations.
“Object tracking?” Torres asked.
“No change.”
“Take a message for my husband, please.”
DANI devoted a fragment of his time to recording her words. He’d burst-transmit them in the ship’s dying microseconds if need be, but he was becoming increasingly convinced that wouldn’t be necessary.
It was a lovely message, though. Raw. Heartfelt. He decided he’d save it for posterity, if nothing else. “Message saved, Captain,” he said once she’d finished. “T-minus twelve seconds to closest approach.”
Torres nodded.
“Ten…nine…eight…”
Outside, the last of the launches boosted up to cruise mode, a solid three-G acceleration, and flashed away. At least, DANI comforted himself, the future of the Human race in the Newhome system had been secured. Dandelion’s mission was technically complete.
“Six…five…”
People were hugging all over the ship, holding each other tight, or sitting curled up and lost in their own private despair.
“Two…one…” He paused, and then suffused his voice with relief. “…T-plus one. Plus two. Plus three…the object is receding.”
Torres let out a tense held breath.
“Stand down any remaining launches,” she said. “Can you recall the Rangers?”
DANI turned his attention to a trajectory projection he’d been running in the background throughout the crisis. He considered it for a few milliseconds, and then reached a crucial decision.
“With all due respect, Captain, I think that might be a bad idea…” he said slowly.
Torres frowned at her monitor. “Why?”
DANI called up the projection. She stared at it for a terrible long moment.
“I see,” she said at last. “You’re…I hate to ask, but are you absolutely certain?”
DANI wasn’t offended in the slightest. The implications of what he was showing her were grave enough that he didn’t blame her at all.
“Yes, Captain,” he said instead. “The object originated on the surface of an inner-system planet.”
“You know what that means, right?” Torres pressed.
“Yes, Captain,” He mimicked taking a deep breath and suffused his voice with grim concern. “It would seem that someone, or something, shot at us.”
Amber Houston
Amber had slept, or at least dozed, somehow. Or maybe she hadn’t had a choice, given that even just sitting in her acceleration couch and breathing was a punishing effort. Maybe her body had decided the best way to endure it was to make her sleep.
Her back hurt. Her limbs felt leaden, and her feet felt swollen and numb inside her shoes. And she had a splitting headache. The moment it all went away was…it was like the biggest sneeze, or finally taking off a tight shirt. She actually gasped.
It hadn’t all gone away, in fact. When she sat forward and sighed with relief as her spine relaxed, she realized they were under normal gravity, one-G acceleration.
The safety light above her head went green, and a countdown started: eight hours and thirty minutes.
“Okay, Rangers, listen up!” Walker stood up, and forty-eight heads turned to look at him. “This is gonna be our pattern over the next few days. We’re accelerating hard toward Newhome, with breaks of regular one-G acceleration twice a day! Use this time wisely! This is your bathroom break, food break, exercise break, and sleep time! By the time that countdown reaches half an hour remaining, I expect you all to be rested, fed, hydrated, and back in your couch. Roy!”
“Yessir!”
“You’re safety officer! Everything we use gets packed and stowed ahead of the next three-G phase. Nikki!”
“Yes, Walker!”
“Break out the bedrolls and meal packs; make sure everybody’s fed and hydrated and gets their head down. Amber!”
Amber jumped. “Yes?”
“Make sure everyone is stretched out and healthy. Check carefully for bruising, sores, and blisters.” He gave her a nod, then turned to the rest of them. “Everybody else, find a clothing pack in your size and change into your PT gear. Any questions?”
A unanimous “no, Walker” rippled around the launch, and he nodded.
“Good. Go ahead and unlock your seatbelts.”
Gratefully, Amber released herself and stood up with a groan. Nervous chatter filled the launch as the Rangers stood up, massaged their aching bodies, and tried to stamp some life back into their feet.
She jumped to her task quickly, starting with Roy and Nikki, who were both stretching out and rolling their necks and shoulders.
“Any pain? Any bruising anywhere?”
“Naw! See?”
Naturally, Roy tore off his ruined school shirt to show her, and show off a little, too—he was Roy, after all—then turned and opened an overhead locker. He pulled out an obviously non-standard bag from one of the ship’s supermarkets and dug around inside it.
“What are you doing?”
“I hid some clothes and stuff back when I found out this would be our launch!”
“Why?”
“Dude. None of the standard-issue stuff fits me besides, like, the socks sometimes. Good boots are hard to find for a bear like me, too. I like these! They’re the only brand I ever tried that fits me right.”
He pulled off his shoes and socks, slipped on the pair he had stuffed into the boots, and jammed his feet in with a happy sigh. “See? Comfortable!” He then pulled it all right back off, stuffed his socks back in his boots, and carefully stowed them under his couch. “Ooh, that reminds me. Walker, sir!”
“Yes, Roy?”
“Nobody here is used to high gravity ‘sides me and Nick. They’re gonna get swollen feet pretty bad if they wear anything but socks.”
“Good point. Rangers! Socks only, keep your boots stowed! The long ones, Roy?”
“No, sir, those can pinch, too! Short socks, or nothin’ at all!”
“You heard him, Rangers. Short PT socks only!”
“Yes, Walker!”
Amber complied and nodded at Roy, who really was more thoughtful than she gave him credit for. “Thanks.”
Roy grinned hugely for her and bounced heavily on his toes. “Naw!”
“Don’t tell me you actually had some forethought, lil’ bro?” Nikki’s inevitable tease sounded a little more shaky than usual.
“Yup! Like always!” He reached up and pulled out another pair of bags. “These are for you two.”
When Amber checked hers, it contained a complete set of well-made clothing in exactly her size, including a good pair of new boots. There were some of her favorite snacks and energy bars, a hat…and Mister Wiggle. She stared at the long-lost blue-grey toy rabbit for a second in sheer disbelief, then pulled him out of the bag and ran a thumb through his fur. It was exactly as soft as she remembered.
“I thought I lost him ages ago!” Years ago, in fact. She’d been a little girl, and inconsolable at the time, but over the years had completely forgotten about her favorite bunny…until now.
“Uh, I found him wedged up against the wall behind my bed one day, and, I dunno.” Roy went beet-red and grumbled like he was all kinds of embarrassed. “I figured if something like this ever happened…”
“You seriously worried about this happening?”
“Uh, yeah!” Roy took the moment to unselfconsciously strip to his skin and step into his favorite PT shorts: close-fitting and breathable, with an amusingly impressive emphasis on short. “That’s the whole point of why we’re constantly rebuilding and maintaining the launches, right? Why would we do that if we wouldn’t maybe need them right away? So, uh…I’ve kept these bags stashed away and up-to-date.”
“And you worried about this?” Amber brandished the rabbit at him.
Roy for once had no answer. He went crimson and stared at his big, sturdy feet.
“Thanks, Roy. Really. I…” She looked down at it, smiled wistfully, and set it on her couch. “Thanks.”
Nikki gave the two of them a completely unreadable look, while Walker caught Amber’s eye and grinned knowingly. Confused and not knowing what else to do, Amber cleared her throat. “Don’t we have jobs to do?”
“Right! Jobs.” Roy’s questionable taste in shorts carried over to his trademark stretchy tank tops. He claimed they were cooler and stayed out of the way, but Amber suspected he had other reasons; Roy was an incorrigible show-off, after all.
That done, he got to work on the task Walker had given him.
Meanwhile, Nikki finished changing and immediately leapt to the task of unpacking their food and beds, and Amber found the simple fact of having something to do helped focus her mind. Up until now she’d just been suffering. Now, as she did the rounds and checked that everybody was healthy, she really started to think.
Okay. They were overboard. Or evacuated—whatever. They were en route to Newhome and apparently, they hadn’t turned around to go back to the ship, which was…worrying. The launches certainly had the thrust and fuel to do that…
So why hadn’t they?
The obvious answer was that DANI and Captain Torres must have felt there was some pressing reason they shouldn’t. Which meant Newhome colonization was going forward way ahead of schedule, and rather than being second-wave colonial apprentices, they were all going to be first-wave pioneers.
Actually…that was quite something. She’d accepted her position in the second wave as a consequence of her age and the realities of getting a working colony set up before the administration could send down apprentices. But if she’d had her way, she would have been on the first drops. She’d been a little disappointed that all the rivers, mountains, forests, and plants and stuff would be named by others first.
Now, suddenly, the prospect of being a real pioneer beckoned.
She finished checking everybody and made her report to Walker just as the countdown passed the seven hours and twenty minutes mark.
“Everyone seems okay,” she told him. “I found a few marks from clothing and stuff, and everybody’s kinda stiff and sore, but I didn’t find anything alarming.”
“Good.” Walker gave her a small smile, and to her shock she realized he looked stressed. He’d set a tablet aside as she approached, and she saw him make sure she couldn’t see its screen even as she was standing there.
Just how badly wrong had things gone? She decided to ask.
“Walker, is the ship okay? Are my parents—?”
“The ship’s fine,” Walker promised her instantly. “Everybody’s fine.”
“So why aren’t we going back?”
He glanced down the launch, then sighed and lowered his voice. “Amber, I’m only telling you this because I trust you to be discreet, okay?” He waited for her to nod and explained. “DANI thinks there might be danger. He hasn’t told me exactly what, yet, but it’s serious enough that we aren’t going back. We’re going to land.”
“Don’t we all deserve to know that?” she asked, indicating the rest of the troop. They were talking quietly among themselves and preparing ration packs as they got ready to get some sleep, and they all looked scared and tense.
Walker nodded. “You do,” he agreed, “and I hope I’ll be able to tell you everything in the next one-G phase. But I want to tell you the facts, and I’m afraid we all must wait for those. Go ahead and let the twins know their parents are okay, but other than that, can you keep it to yourself for me?”
“Yes, sir.”
“Thanks.” He turned and picked up a meal pack. “You’d better find your bedroll, which is doubtless directly between Roy and Nikki’s. We’ll need to eat, clean up, and do some PT before the next three-G phase, so the sooner you go to bed, the more sleep you get.”
Amber nodded. “Got it. Don’t neglect your own.”
That got him to smile, at least. “Yes, ma’am. I won’t.”
Feeling a little better, Amber sniffed out the twins, who sure enough had set up a kind of nest in a spot at the back of the launch that was almost private. As predicted, Amber’s bedroll was between theirs. She could tell it was hers, because Mister Wiggle had been placed neatly on the pillow.
They were warming up a meal pack for her as she joined them.
“Good news,” she reported as she sat.
Roy looked up. “Yeah?”
“Dandelion’s fine. It’s still there, everybody’s okay.”
They both sighed a little and relaxed.
“That is good news,” Nikki agreed. “I didn’t wanna think about…wait, how come we haven’t turned around, though?”
“Walker’s not sure, exactly. He said he hopes to have the facts tomorrow but, uh…we’re definitely going to Newhome, he says.”
“We’re not going back? Definitely?”
Amber shook her head. “He was pretty clear about that one.”
The twins looked at each other.
“Well…crap,” Roy ventured after a few seconds.
“Yeah, you said it.” Nikki poked listlessly at her food and then tried to set it aside. She looked like her appetite had totally fled her.
Amber couldn’t let that happen. “Nikki. You need to eat.”
“I’m not hungry right now.”
Roy thrust her pack back into her hands. “Eat, sis. I ain’t hungry either, but…”
“Oh, please!” Nikki scoffed, but took the pack at least. “You’re always hungry.”
“Well…we gotta keep our strength up,” Roy said. Amber had to admit, though, he dug into the rations with way less gusto than he usually showed.
Nikki at least forced down the whole pack with a little prompting, while Amber picked steadily through hers. None of them had much to say.
Roy disposed of the packaging with about seven hours left on the countdown, and by unspoken agreement, they bedded down. Amber wriggled into her bedroll and was reminded of Mister Wiggle’s presence when she put her head down and felt him as a squishy, fluffy lump under her skull.
She pulled him out and looked at him again. Funny, that; they’d all lost their home today, and here she was carrying a little piece of it that she thought she had left behind a long time ago.
She didn’t get much time to think about it, though.
“C’mere, dork.”
And there, as expected, was a Nikki-snuggle. Followed a second or so later by a Roy-snuggle from the other side.
Okay. She had brought at least two other bits of home with her as well as the rabbit. There was going to be a lot of hardship ahead of them, and that was just the trip to Newhome in the launch. Probably they were in for years of hardship after that. Founding a colony wasn’t going to be easy, not even with all the equipment and supplies they were carrying down with them.
But the thought that chased Amber down into a surprisingly restful and relaxing sleep was that she was looking forward to what was coming.
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2020.11.26 20:14 rdwo97 I’m (m23) in love like never before. But I’m so scared she’ll reject me so we can’t be friends either.

I [M23] am in love like never before. But I’m so scared of messing things up.
Spool back two weeks. I [M23, Europe] get assigned to work with a girl [F22] in a university class project. I don’t know her, never met her.
Because of Covid, all classes are remotely on Zoom at this time.
I figure out that perhaps we should talk on the phone about our project. I message her on the student portal and ask for her number, she gives it and says I could call any time.
I call her up, we talk for a while about the project, before drifting off into other topics. The conversation is flowing so easily and so deep and interesting, and we figure out that we have a lot of the same interests in common (literature, travel, philosophy). After 3 and a half hours that pass by at lightning speed, at 1:30 AM in the morning, we hang up even though we both want to continue talking through the night. She says that she will go to the library the next day to study (which is still open), and that I could come with her and we could have lunch together. I of course agree.
I remember I couldn’t sleep at all, I knew I had met my soulmate.
The next day and the days after, I get to the library, we sit there studying, and take long, long breaks with the same endless, interesting talks. In the evenings we chat for hours on Whatsapp.
I learn more and more about her, and she about me. The most interesting conversations are about our personal backgrounds and childhood and how they have shaped us. After a while, we talk about relationships, past experiences and find out that we are 100% on the same page in our view of what is important in a relationship and how to make it work.
One night, I’m sitting in bed, after we’ve yet again talked until early in the morning about philosophical questions, travels, and other incredibly interesting stuff. I realise that I’m in love like I never have been before. And that without giving what have mattered to me in previous dates and relationships (looks, style of clothing, food preferences, background, etc) a single thought. For the first time, I’ve fallen in love with a person at a truly substantial level.
More days pass, more talking, and then one day last week we’re both studying at home, when she says she wants to get out of her apartment for a while and asks if I want a coffee. We go to a coffee place near her, and that little coffee break turns into a three hour chat - the manager had to throw us out at closing time. We walk to the bus stop, I thought she would just go home because it was 15 minutes until the bus came. But no, she wanted to wait there with me and continue talking. When the bus finally arrived, we gave eachother one big, long hug.
And then this week, we’ve agreed that on Friday (tomorrow) we will drink wine, talk and maybe watch a movie at her place. All bars are closed in our country, so there’s really no other place to drink alcohol than in private homes anyway.
I’m so nervous about this upcoming meeting. I know very well that I should try to make a move, but I’m very afraid that she’s going to reject me and that I have misunderstood everything.
There has not been one single moment of embarrassing silence when we’ve talked together, but that can of course change if she gets to know that I want something different than her. That would not be very cool because I, for one, would love to have her as a friend, and the school project would not be so fun to work on in this situation. And last, but not least, the heartbreak. She’s literally the partner I had imagined in my dreams, and I’m in love like I’ve never been before.
What would you do? I’m thinking about, tomorrow, playfully hugging and touching her before maybe moving on to see if she wants to cuddle more. I’m NOT (only) after sex with her, this is a lasting relationship or nothing.
Tl;dr: In love like never before, scared of fucking up with the consequences it will have for myself and a school project I’m working on with the girl.
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2020.11.26 18:55 tdithers Fallout 76: Inside the Vault – Steel Dawn Update Highlights

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday! We hope this weekend finds you happy, healthy, and well-fed. In case you missed it, we decided to release the Steel Dawn Update earlier this week, instead of our originally planned date of December 1. Below, we’ve included some patch highlights to help you get caught up to speed in case you haven’t logged in yet to try out the new content. Additionally, we’re sharing a reminder about this week’s ongoing Treasure Hunter Mole Miner event, and details on a new Double S.C.O.R.E. event that starts next Tuesday.

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We’re thrilled that we were able to bring you the Steel Dawn Update a little early, which brought new quests, features, improvements, a host of bug fixes, and more to Fallout 76 this week. As mentioned above, we’ve rounded up an overview of some of the major changes for those of you heading in-game for the first time since we patched. If you’d prefer, you can also read the full patch notes for the Steel Dawn Update here on Fallout.com. * New Questline: The Brotherhood of Steel have returned to Appalachia, and you can take on the first part of their story with an all-new questline that arrived in the Steel Dawn Update. As you quest, you’ll meet a variety of new characters, explore new and updated locations, and earn rewards as you aid the Brotherhood’s mission to secure the Wasteland for humanity. Head in-game now and travel to Fort Atlas in the Savage Divide to kick off the new questline with your level 20+ characters. You can also watch our recent trailers and the Steel Dawn Dev Dive video below to learn even more about this week’s update: * Meet Paladin Rahmani, Knight Shin, and Scribe Valdez * Learn about the Brotherhood’s history in Appalachia * Hear from members of the Fallout 76 design team in this Dev Dive video * C.A.M.P. Shelters: Flex your creativity and construction skills with the new C.A.M.P. Shelters feature. Each Shelter offers you an instanced, underground interior that’s all your own. Build it out and customize it to your liking with a budget that’s completely separate from your main C.A.M.P. Gain access to your first Shelter, the “Vault Utility Room,” by completing a brief quest called “Home Expansion.” Locate a Claim Center Poster in any Train Station to begin the quest. Additional Shelters are coming to the Atomic Shop on December 1. You can also take a crash course in C.A.M.P. Shelters by watching our recent Dev Dive video: * Join Fallout 76 designers as they detail C.A.M.P. Shelters * Survival Mechanic Improvements: We agree with community feedback that Hunger and Thirst could feel a little too punishing, and so we’ve removed all negative effects from both in the Steel Dawn Update. Instead, you’ll gain bonuses to your Action Point regeneration, max HP, and Disease Resist that start when you’re partially fed and hydrated. Those bonuses increase as you eat and drink, and even offer +1 Endurance and Strength when your hunger and thirst bars are full. * New Weapons and Armor: By completing the Steel Dawn Questline and Daily Ops, you can get your hands on some new weapon and armor rewards. These are straight from the Brotherhood arsenal, and include the Plasma Cutter, the Crusader Pistol, and Hellstorm Missile Launcher. You can mod each of them to deal various types of elemental damage, so that your firepower can pack a fiery (or frigid) punch. We’ve also adjusted several existing weapons, like the Flamer, Cryolator, and some thrown explosives to deal fire, cryo, and other types of non-physical damage. * Atomic Shop Updates: Dynamic Bundles are coming to the Atomic Shop on December 1. This will help you save Atoms by automatically adjusting bundle prices down if you already own one or more of the items they contain. Additionally, we’re adding a bundles category to the Shop so you can find them all in one place, and we’re ensuring that Fallout 1st specific sales are better highlighted for members. Also starting December 1, you will be able to spend Atoms on Lunchboxes, if you would like. However, they will remain available in-game for Gold Bullion, and you will still be able to claim them as Season rank-up rewards.

Hunt for the Treasure Hunter!

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Earlier this week, Treasure Hunter Mole Miners began appearing all around Appalachia to scour the surface for riches. We’re pleased to report that many stalwart Vault Dwellers, like yourself, have already been stepping up to put a stop to the Mole Miners’ antics. However, they’re quite a persistent bunch! Keep up the fight this weekend by taking down Treasure Hunters, scooping up the Mole Miner Pails they drop, and opening them to claim rewards. This event will last until 12:00 p.m. ET on November 30, so be sure to track down some Treasure Hunter Mole Miners to snatch up some loot for your collection.

Double S.C.O.R.E. Rewards Next Week

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There are still a couple of weeks left before Fallout 76 Season 2 comes to a close on December 15, which is the same day that Season 3 will begin with the new “Scribe of Avalon” Scoreboard. We’ll have more details on the next Season in the coming days. In the meantime, we’re calling in the cavalry so that you can aid Armor Ace and the Power Patrol in a final charge against the Red Vipers with a new Double S.C.O.R.E. event! From 12:00 p.m. on December 1, until 12:00 p.m. ET on December 7, your Daily and Weekly Challenges will award twice their usual amounts of S.C.O.R.E., so that you can maximize your rank-ups and claim those last few Season 2 rewards.
Until next time, we’ll see you in Appalachia!

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2020.11.26 04:18 leocheng24 Thanksgiving Party |Aurora X Wellcee

Thanksgiving Party |Aurora X Wellcee

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Fee:¥98 / Person
capacity: 50 People
Location:Aurora Club, Sanlitun, Beijing Aurora 三里屯·北京
The crazy 2020 can be said to be a year that will be remembered by history. Australia fires, locust plagues, viruses, flu, coronavirus... Life is like being in slow motion, we have to stop rushing and have to take the long, unclear vacation. Businesses worldwide fight for survival, millions of people losing their jobs, losing love, relatives, and friends. Under these circumstances, we also struggle with self-isolation.
The most famous quote on the Internet: "Life is not easy". The difficult days when the sadness that could not be empathized with the body, was turned into a silent mood to hide emotions from others and not willing to cry in front of others.
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But there is a friend who has a decent life from others. It is rare to see her collapse in the new era of workplace women’s personality, at most when they are at a dinner party. Which urges will not survive tomorrow.
Most of the companies have resumed their work, but we are still far to complete this difficult period. One night, she found that she had a fever of more than 39 degrees. she was shocked, she didn't dare to make any noise. She didn't wake up her family. She didn't dare to take a taxi. She called the ambulance, and when she saw them, her tears started to fall down. However, her temperature was measured at 36 degrees. she cried and told the medical staff that I was really hot. Later, they found out that the thermometer was broken. In the end, it was just a normal fever, and after a few days, she was alive again.
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"The Gift of the Magi" stated that life in the world is a combination of crying, sobbing, and laughing. Having feelings makes you human. It's so wonderful when we touched by the beautiful sunset even if it's small as your watches, it makes us smile.
This year on the fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day, Wellcee and Aurora decided to bring everyone the Thanksgiving Party! Thank you for being brave and persistent. This time, don't spend the winter alone again.
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When: 2020.11.26 (Thursday) 8.30pm
Where: Aurora Restaurant and Bar, 3rd Floor, South Tongli Building, 43 Sanlitun North Street South Road.
Number of people: 50 (25/male, 25/female)
Registration fee: 98 RMB/Person (includes turkey, plenty of drinks, champagne, shots, beer, fruits)
About the event:
  1. Speed dating (8.30pm-10pm)
  2. In the private chat session, you can boldly approach the people you want to know more about.
  3. Beer Pong competition, the losing team must drink all the beer on the table together!
  4. When the terrace is opened, whether you want to smoke, chat, or look at the night view of the Sanlitun garden.
  5. Aurora DJ will create a high-quality music atmosphere for everyone.
Registration deadline: 2020.11.26 5pm
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This Thanksgiving Party, whether you want to meet that person or make new friends, will be a great night for you. (Secretly tell you, after the last single party of Aurora, there are already many friends dating alone in private~)
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2020.11.26 01:09 500scnds [Table] Iama guy who has been living alone in an abandoned ‘ghost town’ for over 6 months. I bought the town just over two years ago. AMA! (pt 3/3 FINAL)

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I subscribe to your YouTube channel! Are you still seeing that one ghost? Have you gone back into that building? I completely redid that building because it creeped me out too much. It had dark carpet, dark walls, lace curtains. I ripped out the carpet, left it wood floors, painted the walls white, took out the curtains. Feels better in there, but I still don't really like being in there.
You mentioned opening it up for short time stays, would you market by leaning into the supernatural elements? Staying in a ghost town sounds perfect in my opinion. If you are a believer, then the history will make it exciting. If you are not a believer, then the absolute stillness sounds pleasantly perfect. I don't think we'll lean into it, but not lean away from it either. I won't have 'ghost tours' or anything like that, but if people want to come and look for ghosts, that's their issue. Cerro Gordo's history is what it is. It's very public. Some are 100% convinced there is paranormal history here, some think that's bogus. I don't want to push one way or the other. People can do what they want once here...
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I understand that. Not trying to tell you anything to do with your work but I really would think about marketing to some. At least think about a Halloween/October takeover that leans into it for a few weeks. If your ROI increases from some small adjustments to the town, it couldn't hurt. But you also may have zero interest in actually turning a profit, which is equally acceptable as it is your town. Prior marketing manager here so hard to turn off the ideas. Great work with the town so far! totally! Around certain holidays it would definitely be fun. I just don't want to use it as a crutch, you know? Some towns lean on that so much. I think Cerro Gordo is much bigger than just that one element, so don't want to be known for JUST that...
Hey! I was watching your 6 month update last night. Heck of a coincidence. I love your work. The trickle supply for the water out of the mine probably needs a tank somewhere, are you storing it further up the mountain? Or is it just trickle straight into the town? Thanks for checking it out! I have a few tanks. Two 2,500 gallon tanks a bit above town. That is where water is flowing right now. Then there is two 500 gallon tanks that sort of backup those two 2,500 gallon tanks. The water comes around 400 gallons per day. Although it stopped yesterday weirdly. So we're going back down this coming week to see why.
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Is it possible to rig up a cistern to catch rainwatesnow? Maybe some way to melt the snow, to supplement your water supply from underground and give you a backup in case of emergencies? My grandparents lived on Grand Cayman for a few years and they used a cistern for laundry and the like. I've been going over different options along these lines. There are some weird regulations about capturing water around here, but I think we may be able to do some variation of that long term.
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Good luck!! I look forward to seeing what you do with Cerro Gordo and how you solve these problems :) Thank you!
I just watched the 6 month update video on YT, and I think the only time I got nervous for you was when you were sitting on that cart and it started to shift! How are you preparing for this winter after spending the end of last years in the town? A lot of ways. That first winter was all new to me. I grew up in Florida and lived in Texas. My truck was 2WD with street tires.
I have already stocked up on wood, slowly stocking up on food, and have a 4WD Tacoma with chains ready.
I'm sure I'll learn a lot this winter too, but I'm in a much better place than last year...
I think I may be too late to the party. But I’m a unique age that allowed me to remember your first ama on here, and then also happened to follow the sam and Colby videos when they came to visit. I was like no way I know this place! I was so sorry to hear about the hotel. How was it working with Sam and Colby? Did their videos help raise some funds towards rebuilding the hotel? Was it interesting to host the group there when you’re usually more of a lone wolf? Sam & Colby are great. Really nice guys. We've stayed in touch. Their fans are amazing and really helped towards rebuilding the hotel. I hope S&C come back for the opening party!
As the owner of the town, can you just change the name? Or is there some kind of process that needs approval? I probably could, but I like the name, also the history of the town is why it's interesting to me, so I'd like to keep it the same...
Do you get many people drop by out of the blue? When it's good weather, yeah. It's a weird situation because the town is technically 'closed' because of the pandemic and I'm trying to do work on the town.
So if I'm in a remote part of the town and someone shows up to main area, it's weird to come back and find people basically waiting/looking around your house.
My email is public and there is a sign with a phone number at bottom of hill. I just wish people would arrange visits ahead of time...
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I guess Cerro Gordo Rd that runs through town is still a public easement, and you can't put up a gate? Technically a 'utility road' because DWP/ATT/FAA use it to access stuff.
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Ouch. No chance of getting it vacated then. Although it's probably less likely you'll get trapped for long by a rockslide or something. Congrats on living the dream, dude. I used to travel a ton around NM and southern CO when I lived in Texas, and always fantasized about buying something way abandoned, way out in the desert. Thanks for helping preserve a critical part of our history that many people overlook. Appreciate that!
Weren't you like trapped there last winter? Lol anyway are you gonna get that place up and running soon? I sure was. Not this winter! I'm much more prepared this time around.
I hope to have people coming to stay overnight by this time next year (pandemic allowing)...
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I for sure wanna go when you have it running! I remember that you got sick while trapped right? I'm so happy to hear you made it out and back in ok!!! I can't wait for you to open up. I'm not too far away (a couple states over). Better now! I had a few rounds of appendicitis. A few rounds because first time they treated it just with antibiotics because of pandemic. Then it came back again and I had to have surgery to get it removed. Not a lot of fun, but better now!
Have you thought about busting out a metal detector? I did a few weeks ago and found these badass Chinese coins. I need to use it more but there is so much scrap metal/nails around it is hard to find just the good stuff...
[deleted] Damn, that is one good username...
Hi Brent - just started following you and the Cerro Gordo account on IG! You’ve said that the approach increases 6,000 feet in elevation in 7 miles. What’s it like driving up? I imagine it’s 7 miles of razor sharp switchbacks? What speed do you take it? You’re 32 - do you see yourself dating in the future? Last question: have you watched Schitt’s Creek? The road can be intimidating at first (and especially at night) but I'm used to it now. I've done it a bunch that now I just get to enjoy the view. At first I was so focused on road I couldn't see anything else haha. I used to go around 10MPH all the way up. Now I hover around 20 if I'm in my truck and maybe up to 30MPH if I'm in my Polaris side-by-side...
Need a brewery? Always. I thought the 'hoist house' could be a cool brewery one day.
Can I come visit? Let's let the pandemic die down a bit, then sure! why not
How do you cope with the isolation so well? Do you meditate or anything like that? Long walks. Introvert.
Reddit.
How do you know the silver there is really played out? That's what I've been told and fancy companies determined, but I hold out hope. You could be a few inches away from the vein and not know it. One day, maybe...
Hey I've seen your YouTube videos before! Any more ghost stories? I remember you telling one about seeing a little kid in a bunk house I believe. None as concerning to me as the bunkhouse story. I still don't like going in that building.
The other one recently involved my wallet. I came back from town one day and put it inside on top of some laundry I had just done. I came back in, and the wallet wasn't there. It wasn't ANYWHERE. To the point where I had to order new cards such. Then, months later, I brought in laundry, and my wallet was back on top of this new stack. So some mischief for sure being played...
This might be a dumb question but since you put 1.4m into it, how are you still making money to buy food and stuff while running ghost town? I have a 'day job' that luckily I can do from my computer.
How do you go on about getting basic necessities like toilet paper, food, etc.. I guess, what I'm asking is, how close is the nearest Walmart? Nearest walmart is maybe 2 hours away? 2.5 maybe? I usually get supplies every 2 weeks or so in a town called "Lone Pine" which is just over an hour from the town. The store is small and variety is limited, but gets the job done
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Can you get things delivered? I can’t see a UPS truck or a USPS mail cart making it anywhere near the town. And how is that handled if you decided to move there permanently? Do you have a registered address? How would you handle any 911 type situations? I can't. My PO Box is in Lone Pine. About an hour or so drive each way. I think that's my only option. I have to go there when I get groceries and pick up whatever is there...
911 is tough. A 7 mile steep dirt road isn't easy. Maybe helicopter if situation is bad enough?
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Obviously there’s heaps liability having this awesome destination with potential hazards (old mines, etc.).. on one hand I’d think the state and/or federal government would have to extend basic emergency services to the town, but since you own the whole town they may not have to actually offer any support. Do you know what the situation will be? Have you started any conversations about this with any government offices about what will be available once you’re commercially operating and open to the public? With the BLM and the FAA having interests close to your town, it seems feasible that the govt at least has the capacity to get to where you are regularly. This just signs interesting as hell, I can’t wait to go watch all of your videos! FAA will theoretically clear the road in the winter if I call in the favor. It isn't a set rule, but I'm supposed to look after their stuff a bit when they're not here, and they help when they can. That type of relationship for now. But I do know people at both BLM and FAA and probably should have convos around when we're fully open...
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As a fellow Texan I’d never been too keen on going back to Cali.. but your town has changed that. I’d love to road trip over with my husband and check your town out once you’re up and running. I’ll be following this over the next year or so and look forward to having the opportunity to eventually make it happen! Thanks for checking it out! Come on out
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I love lone pine and would love to come say hi one day Lone Pine is the best! Is that where you live?
Is this your website? https://store.cerrogordomines.com/ Correct
At what point will you start dressing up as the Miner Forty-Niner and scaring teenagers who drive through the town? Who's to say I don't already...
Oh wow I discovered your channel not too long ago, what was your main driving motive for all of this? Seems like an impossible project personally Gotta also ask, how are the kittens doing? Kittens are good! Eating soft food now, which makes my life easier haha.
The drive has changed over time. When I started, I think I was looking for a cool hospitality project. Now being here so much and learning all the history, there is this overwhelming sense of responsibility. Of duty. That I HAVE to get this town to a place where more people can experience it, and leave it for generations to come. Probably going a bit nuts
Do you live there by yourself? If not, what do others do? I'm here by myself. Some people visit occasionally to help work on town, but nobody else lives here full time.
I remember when you first posted about this. So glad you've kept it up. What has been the biggest surprise you've learned about yourself during the time you've spent in your town during quarantine? Hmmm. I think I've learned to slow down. I used to rush rush rush. Mainly to avoid doing important things or sitting with certain ideas. Now I'm comfortable just sitting in a chair looking at the mountain for an hour. And not being anxious that I need to be doing something else...
[deleted] I think it's slowed me down a lot. I used to run around doing all sorts of tasks that seemed so important. But they were just distracting from things I didn't want to sit with or think about or act on. I don't get those distractions here. It clarifies things for me...
What kind of camping is available in the area? There is surrounding BLM land in the area that is available for camping. I hope one day on the back of our property to offer camping options, but for now it would be too much to manage
I follow you on tiktok! One question that bugs me sorry if you've already answered is what can you do about all that unstable dynamite, is there not a way to get a bomb disposal or similar? I just leave it there. Not worth the hassle to try to remove and I'm the only one going in most these mines, so I keep a metal record of where it is...
Hey! Love the YouTube channel! found it a few weeks ago. Curious, have you slept in the mine lounge yet? I am sure you've answered this already. Thanks for sharing with us! Hope to visit some day. Take care mate! I haven't slept in the lounge, but I did sleep in the mine the other night. That's actually what my next video is about.
I took the hoist down into the main Union Mine and had them take up the hoist so I had to be down there from around 6pm-8am. It was QUITE the experience...
I’ve seen a few comments mentioning internet access, and your mention of the ATT hot spot that does the trick for you. Do you intend to maintain the atmosphere of a relatively internet free setting, or do you intend to bring in WiFi for visitors? You stated you want people to come see the town and experience the history, and I feel some of our modern comforts would greatly detract from that, especially WiFi. It also brings me to Edward Abbey -esque thoughts on paving the dirt roads that lead to special places in the desert (don’t do it) I'd never pave our dirt road. It's difficult, but it needs to be difficult. It takes a long time, but during that time you build anticipation. And RIGHT when you want to say 'fuck it' and turn around, the town reveals itself to you, and it takes your breath away. Then you feel like you've 'earned' the stay in a weird way. And you don't want to leave.
In terms of WIFI, I don't want super fast wifi. Something so people can communicate with world if they need to, but we're not a co-working space.
Have you met any famous people? Jeff Goldblum came to film something here. That was pretty cool. He's really nice. I guess that counts?
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Oh wow, that counts, what did he film? An episode of his show "World According to Jeff Goldblum" - it was about denim.
Hi! Just watched a couple of your videos - so cool. I love that you're filming all this! I gotta ask if you've got names for all the goats and kittens yet? I know you mentioned a couple names but not 11 names! :) OK! Here it goes. Goats - Tofu, Beretta, Bubba, Elon, Senorita Juanita.
Kittens - Gordo. The rest are still unnamed. Any suggestions?
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Reading through your other comments, Levi has to be one of their names for sure.. Excellent call!! I like that.
[deleted] The town has a very rich history. Biggest producer of silver in California, more gunfights that could be recorded, 'ghosts', hidden treasure, everything.
I never get bored here...
Do you experience any form of corporeal inequality or tension between you and the remaining ghost populace? I imagine living in a ghost town would give you a comprehensive insight into ghost culture and society, are they actively trying to involve you in the community or are they giving you the silent treatment? I know where they like to hang out. They know where I hang out. We respect each other's space
Have you thought of getting amateur astronomers up there to take some pics of the sky? It would be an awesome place to go for a weekend to get the stars. Stars are amazing. This winter that became my obsession - long exposure photos. I'd never taken any in my life but this place is prime for them. I've really enjoyed it.
I've watched hours of your youtube channel man you are so good at it! Fascinating story. I do think you are fuckin mental wondering around by yourself up there. On that note when you are exploring mines are you careful about gas build up? I've watched other exploration videos and sometimes they have a little device that alerts to harmful gases, which you might not be able to smell. Wow, thanks for checking them out! I'm glad you like them. I bring a 4-gas monitor with me into the mines
What a coincidence! I've been getting your vids in my recommeded for weeks and decided to give in yesterday, and now you show up on the front page of reddit. Nice. I absolutely love this kind of project. Maybe because I basically grew up in one myself, my parents bought a 19th-century french textile factory and we've been renovating it for the past 20 years to receive guests in it. Do your long-term plans include rebuilding some of the old buildings that weren't there? Some of the missing 478? Also, with tourism likely to increase, how are you planning on keeping it authentic? Definitely want to rebuild some buildings lost. I have a photo from 1890s that shows a TON of buildings that aren't here anymore. However, given the buildings that are here, I can piece together where they should be...
Hey Brent, I've been following your journey for a few weeks now, just want to let you know how much I enjoy your videos! It's obvious you put a lot of time and care into the content that you edit and release. I know you just got the kittens - have you considered getting a dog as well? Thank you for watching! It definitely takes a long time for each video. That isn't my background. I'd never made a video before April, so it's all new and I'm slow. But I enjoy it
How much of the original hotel that burned are you able to salvage? was anything found in the ashes that could be incorporated to the rebuild? How are you planning on getting water for the resort? Do you wear an oxygen mask when you go down into the mines? When do you expect people will be able to come and stay at Cerro Gordo as a resort? Thanks for the AMA! I don't think resort is the route we'll take anymore. It doesn't fit the place. It also isn't the type of place I like to stay. I think it will be more like a lodge or a bed/breakfast. I think it fits the vibe here much better.
We'll have to truck up water for now, unless we find a different solution.
Not much of the hotel was left, but some original floorboards will be incorporated into the new floor
Might be too late and have missed you, but i love the YT channel, thanks for sharing such great videos. My question: how's the feeling of freedom there? Do you ever just divert from what you were planning on doing, and...decide to walk/drive in a different direction and see what you see? I feel like that would be an amazing feeling. Totally. Almost everyday. I almost plan on getting 'lost' in the late afternoon.
I'll set out with a plan. See something interesting along the way. Hike there. See something else interesting. Hike there. See something interesting. Repeat that for a long time and get 'lost'
It is an amazing feeling for sure.
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I just watched a bunch of the videos. Two questions: 1. When you were exploring the mine where 30 people had died, where you a bit worried (or perhaps anticipating) to find them? They died in a collapse. Meaning dirt and rock fell on them in such amounts that others couldn't rescue them. So I don't think it's likely we'd stumble upon them. They'd still be under the collapse
Here is an article that mentions the collapse: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-oct-08-me-then8-story.html
"Cerro Gordo’s deadliest mine disaster struck in the early 1870s when a cave-in killed at least eight and as many as 35 Chinese miners. They were mining in limestone below the 200-foot level and failed to shore up the tunnel with timber, former Cerro Gordo mining foreman Fred Fisher told a Times reporter in 1950. Their bodies were never recovered."
2. Also, why are the mines full of jeans? Would people just run around butt naked when their jeans got teared? I've heard a few theories. First, they sh*t their pants and left them back there. Next, they had a pair of work pants and a pair of everyday pants and changed once they got there. Next, the pants were expensive and belonged to the mine not the miner so they stayed at the mine. Next, they ripped and they threw them in trash heaps back in the mine
Have you elected yourself mayor yet? Just for the heck of it. And do you allow tourists? Just now. Mayor Brent! Elected. Unanimously from all parties present :)
What’s the coolest thing you’ve dug up? I found some Chinese coins that are apparently 300 years old or so. I found some pocket-watches, old pants, dynamite boxes. All sorts of crazy stuff. Here is photos of some
Most of the tunnels (you use another term, I forget it now) look like walking while standing up straight might be an issue. How high is the ceiling in the easier to get to places? and how wide? I was watching the 'Most Dangerous' video so not thinking about that so much, but the places people might normally explore. It can be annoying. I'm 6'2" tall, so I have to hunch over in a lot of the mines. Hours of hunching over doesn't feel so good the next day! But I think it's worth it (obviously)...
What is your water access like there? You must have wells. No water! It's an ongoing issue, but I'm working on it...
What kind of temperature variation do you see at that altitude right next to Death Valley? And how are the night skies? I don't imagine you have much light pollution. So the other day it was 130 in Death Valley. A World Record I think. The Weather Channel somehow called me to ask how it was living in such inhospitable conditions. But when they called it was maybe 85 or 90 here. So I had to tell them I wasn't really in any danger.
The fact the town is at 8,500 ft really helps. It's crazy the difference, especially considering how close we are to Death Valley. The property is only 7 miles from the park's border...
Can you see Mt Whitney across the valley from Cerro Gordo Peak area or is it obscured? Yup! You can see Mt Whitney from almost all the buildings. Well, the wildfire smoke is impacting it right now, but usually. Also if you hike to the other side of the property, you have full views of Death Valley. An interesting high/low experience.
I know how to brew beer. Your town seems to be missing a brewery. Trade you brewing lessons for a stay? I'm listening...
Hello! What do you hate the most about living in the ghost town? Hmmm. I really think the positives outweigh the negatives, but lack of access to fresh vegetables and fruit is something that comes to mind. I miss my blackberries and spinach...
That video where the bar burnt down was super brutal. Were you able to salvage anything? Some things, but not that much.
The only 'silver lining' (outside the fact nobody was hurt), is that the icehouse next to the hotel was the original dump location for the hotel. So nobody has been under there in nearly 140 years. There are a lot of artifacts I hope to put in the new hotel that would have never been recovered otherwise...
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Do you think any of the metal items may be intact enough to be restored (eg. the stove, range etc)? I'm hoping the wood burning stove from the common area, as well as the cast iron stove from the kitchen. Both took a good beating, but I'm certainly going to try. Would really tie the place back together...
Have you met the people from Ghost Adventures? Yeah! Zack and crew came out and filmed here. I didn't interact with them much, but I was here when they were filming...
After reading resortdude's excellent advice and industry insight, it occurred to me that there is a flaw in his thinking: He is thinking like a resort operator. A resort operator is in the business of supplying luxury, convenience, and serving the whims of picky patrons. However, your enterprise doesn't have follow that path: In fact, it probably shouldn't. I believe you are targetting a very different, almost opposite market: What you have to offer is an authentic frontier-style experience. And that experience is far from luxurious! It's closer to camping. I wonder if a camping operator has to adhere to the same requirements as a luxury resort operator? I imagine you'd be leaning away from modern sewage systems, and toward long-drop toilets. Surely those are still legal? And rather than feeding your guests chef-made three-course-meals, you'd be feeding them baked beans, cowboy style. And who needs propane when you're cooking everything over an open fire! Or, if you want relative luxury, you could serve modern, military-style MREs. The one thing you can't escape though is the need for a large water supply. Also, I believe fire-suppression systems are not required in single-storey buildings below a certain size, provided they have multiple exits. Anyway, just some ideas. I may be way off-base, but I still think you should check out the regulations for outdoor camping operators, and see if they differ from those of luxury resort operators. Good luck! I hope to come and visit if ever I'm in the USA ; ) I think you're right. For a while we were considering a more 'resort' type thing. But it seems crazy now after being here. It will be closer to a lodge type atmosphere..
I followed you on Youtube recently and I'm a huge fan! Are you ever scared of finding a human skull in the mines? How high is the probability of finding one? Thanks for watching! I don't think it's too high of probability. If someone died back there, they probably died being collapsed by rock/dirt, so I wouldn't find their remains. If they didn't die in a collapsed, there probably was somebody with them to take them out. I can only see someone getting into some bad gas and passing out and nobody knowing where they were as an option to find someone...
Can I come up on the weekend and you can put me and my son to work? We’d bring our own tent and food etc. It would be a good trade. We get a weekend in the mountains and you get some extra hands. Shoot me an email! [email protected]
Youtube suggested me your videos and I liked them. Have you ever been in a situation of danger while exploring a mine ? Btw I have been very sad when your hotel burned down :( It was such a beautiful building. Good luck tho The closest to real danger I've had in the mines (that I'm aware of) was 2 times: 1) Early on, I wasn't paying enough attention and stepped on a board that cracked over a bit pit. Luckily not all my weight was on it and I corrected before falling. It taught me a big lesson about boards and pits. 2) recently I explored a collapsed level of the mine (the 200 level if you saw the video) getting in and out of that was really sketchy because the roof keep collapsing big rocks when trying to get out...
How's the local McDonalds? haha, far away! There is one in the town of Lone Pine. But that's about an hour away if you factor in the dirt road
I’ve been watching your videos on YouTube for a couple months now. I’ve always wondered, when you go down into the mines, (especially the recent video of the 200 level) how do you keep track of what passages you’ve gone into? Have you ever gotten lost? Thanks for watching! I haven't gotten really lost yet. I usually use a marker. For instance I'll follow the cart track if there is still track and if I leave the track, I'll leave something where I left the track. That way, I just find my way back to the track. Not a perfect system, but works for me
I follow you on tiktok! Have you found any denim yet? And also has any old dynamite gone off down there? Lastly, what is the weirdest thing you have found down there? I've found some denim, but not THE denim. As in, not Levi's jeans yet. No dynamite has gone off yet, or I wouldn't be typing this...
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The denim is in the cribbing! My friend and his mining partner discovered the oldest blouse known to exist and sold it to the Levi’s company. He had to free climb up the cribbing (stacked waist rock wall) about 80-100 feet. He saw a glimpse of blue from his light and reached his hand between the rocks. Pulled out the blouse but one of the sleeves ripped off. They sold it for a lot of money. Best of luck! Damn, getting this type of tip at this time of night. I feel like I need to abandoned this and get into the mines ASAP
Wait didn’t you show up on Sam & Colby? Indeed. They came out and explored. I like those guys
I was watching your video where you and a friend (I assume?) were exploring a certain floor of a mine that had collapsed where 4 miners died I believe you said. The entrance had collapsed but you found another way in? Where are those dead miners? Were they on the floor you managed to enter? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see if you could find them? I remember you said you will make sure nobody ever goes there again after you visited it The 200 level of the mine. It was probably closer to 30 miners. They died in a collapse, meaning under a bunch of rock and dirt. So I don't think we'd see the bodies. When the accident happened a lot of people tried to rescue them but couldn't, so I don't really want to go digging around to disturb them.
Here is an article that mentions it:
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-oct-08-me-then8-story.html
"Cerro Gordo’s deadliest mine disaster struck in the early 1870s when a cave-in killed at least eight and as many as 35 Chinese miners. They were mining in limestone below the 200-foot level and failed to shore up the tunnel with timber, former Cerro Gordo mining foreman Fred Fisher told a Times reporter in 1950. Their bodies were never recovered."
How are the goats doing? Love your videos! Goats are good! They're getting bigger and expanding their territory around the town. I'd like to train them to free roam and come back to a bell or something. But haven't nailed that yet...
Doubt he's still here but perhaps someone else can answer this: What is the legality regarding appointing yourself mayor, writing your own town constitution that allows you to hold the offices of mayor, secretary, etc etc, at the same time, and then create city wide ordinances that are favorable to your life style? You know? I'm still here! Where am I going? Not too much else going on Sunday in a ghost town haha. I think the county still has some jurisdiction over a lot of that, but I could try. I've also watched a documentary on 'sovereign nations' where they basically declare themselves their own nation within a different country. But you raise a good point and one I should look into more.
Do you ever hope to make money out of this town? i.e. maybe the bare minimum you'll need to survive? Or are you looking to live completely without money at some point (from the land etc.)? I hope eventually the town covers it's own expenses (and mine). But I didn't get into this to make tons of money.
Was your town ever on the show ghost adventures? If so do you think it’s haunted? It was! I actually sleep in the room they think is haunted by two children ghosts.
I don't think it's 'haunted'. Is there spirits or paranormal activity? Maybe. But if so, I think they're more curious than anything...
This is great! Good for you! I remember seeing this for sale at one point. Questions ( sorry if they have already been asked)... 1. Does Amazon deliver there/do you get mail? 2. What kind of wildlife is out there ( lizards? Snakes?) 3. Are you finding lots of photos to guide your restoration? Again...I’m so glad someone bought it who is interested in restoring it. I’m going to check out your videos. 1. No! I have a PO box in Lone Pine, which is a little over an hour away. 2. Bobcats, rabbits, birds. Not too many snakes because of elevation. 3. Yes, luckily there are quite a few photos of the town at its peak
How do the stars look at night? Insane. You can see the Milky Way, almsot every star.
This doesn't do it justice, but is a photo I took this winter...https://www.instagram.com/p/B-YQ7Tag39a/
Brent, huge fan and I’ve watched all the YouTube videos and can’t wait to see Cerro Gordo with my own eyes one day! What are your plans for exploring the mine? I saw you explored the 200 level but are there any other spots in the mine that people have not seen since the mine was active? Awesome, thank you for watching! There are a few areas that have been closed off for a long time. The one that is most interesting to me is called the "Omega Tunnel." It may actually connect to the 200 level from the outside. But the portal into it is collapsed big time. I've tried digging it out, and Robert even used 10 sticks of dynamite to try to open portal, but it's really collapsed. But it holds my imagination and I hope I can get into it one day...
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I can’t wait to see the day you get in there! If you’ve ever heard of or been familiar with FPV systems, that may be a way to send an RC truck through a small hole to explore ahead for you. (Finding the right radio frequency to propagate through the mine also helps) I’m out in Los Angeles and when I make my way up to Cerro Gordo one day I’ll bring some FPV camera stuff for you to check out. Keep chipping away at that portal though! (Pun intended) Will do! Thank you. I'll look into those more too.
What makes an abandoned town "an important part of history"? Cerro Gordo is the reason Los Angeles is what Los Angeles is today. It shaped California. It was the largest producer of silver for the state and an important part of mining history. It's just been overlooked for a long time.
Do people often come over from the back way into town? From the racecourse or teakettle junction in Death Valley? A decent amount. If weather is good, and the weekend, maybe 4 people a day?
The issue is when people come up the main road in a vehicle that barely made it up and think they're going to take the back road to Death Valley, or even worse, that they're going to take the Salt Tram road. Have you every taken that road? It's not a joke.
After getting a YouTube recommendation, I binge watched all your videos on Sunday and thought to myself "this guy should do an AMA". Synchronicity! Were you able to connect with the man who left a comment saying he was a previous caretaker in the 80s? It would be fun to hear what stories he has to offer! Oh wow, I've never seen that comment until now! Thank you for calling that out.
Are you looking to start a business like the Old west town in New Zealand had/has https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/old-west-replica-town-sale-scli-intl/index.html Is that your end game? how you raised the capital? or just for shits and giggles? EDIT: I just followed links in the CNN story I linked, and they link to YOU!! haha haha. Awesome
Will you have buzzfeed unsolved stay overnight there? I’d like to see more footage of what’s been caught on tape They had me do a little video earlier this year. I'd love to invite them up if they'd come...
Wow thats in the middle of no where. Any incentives to get people to move there? I suppose the silver is all gone if the town was ghosted? Silver vein apparently is lost. I don't necessarily want people to move here. Just visit for the weekend or so. I think the middle of nowhere nature will attract people to unwind for a bit and experience the history and natural beauty here...
Ever plan on trying to pull more gold out of any of the mines? You said in another comment you're always exploring them. *silver! Maybe, who knows. They apparently lost the vein and there isn't enough left to make it financially viable. But you never know
Have you thought about mining silver? Just for fun? I'd like to refine small batches of the ore still here to make jewelry or something for the town...
Are there tailings piles around the mines? Have you found any interesting mineral specimens in the mines or otherwise? Yeah! Huge tailing piles. I just went through them Friday for a while looking for rocks. Found a bunch of galena (which is what they were mining here), smithsonite, turquoise, and some other stuff...
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Awesome! Would love to see some over on rockhounds! Would you ever consider allowing access to the piles? I greatly appreciate the people who are generous to allow collecting on their property. (Though I can certainly understand why a lot of people do not, some folks just don't know how to behave) I live in NC and have not yet been west but I hope to some day soon! I let people come. There is a Gem & Mineral Society in Lone Pine and they did their 20th annual dig up here this past weekend. I have an appreciation for rocks that is growing now that I have the town...
Been loving the videos. Any sketchy things happen on the 200 level we didn’t see? My condolences to the american hotel. How big of a challenge will the delivery of rebuild materials be? The 200 was really weird. I filmed all that on my iPhone where usually I'd use my GoPro or Sony. Both of those were dead (I had just filmed a different video), so I used the iPhone. So whenever I saw something, I had to consciously think to take out phone and record. I didn't always do that because I was so in the moment taking everything in. There was a lot more dynamite in the area where I talk about dynamite. But just didn't think it was interesting to show 5 minutes of just dynamite.
Getting supplies up here is tough. That is the logistical challenge I'm thinking about right now. We need to get a loader and/or backhoe up here, but you can trailer it up. So we have to walk it up the mountain, which will take a whole day and who knows how much fuel...
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How’s the water situation? Pump back running? Really great for the towns people to help get that going for ya. I’d freak out in the elevator. And in the mine in general knowing there’s 32 souls down there. Every noise would have me on edge. Can’t wait to visit. Pump was running, but it stopped yesterday again. So we're going to go back down this week to see why that is happening. Hopefully it's something easy to fix...
The cage definitely is freaky. Even after being down it a few times...
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2020.11.26 00:07 First_Among_Equals_ For my Character & Fitness application...for driving history, what do I do if I can’t find the date something occurred?

My state’s DDS only does driving history for 7 years back...and the bar is asking for things for the last ten years. I have no idea the specific date I got a speeding ticket when I was sixteen...
Any advice on what to put in the date spot?
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2020.11.25 22:14 Geeeeeeeeeeeeee PE ME TFS Exam Passed - DTC Review

PE ME TFS Exam Passed - DTC Review
Repost - the original post was somehow chopped and only had the first half left. I had to re-type half of this post. I certainly don't want to do it for a third time.
Just saw the green icon on my NCEES account. I thought a review would be beneficial for future test takers.
TL;DR - DTC is good. I recommend.

My background

I passed the FE in 2012. I forgot most stuff I learned in school. I am in MA, where the board takes pride in preapproving applicants to sit for the PE exam. For some personal reasons, I didn't take the PE when I first became eligible, but need to take the exam fast now. I then decided to take the exam through the Michigan PE board so I don't need to wait for the MA board's approval.
I started the exam prep in early September, took the exam in mid-November. About nine weeks of prep time.
It was very difficult nine weeks. My job is very demanding. Many times I cannot finish my conference call until 11pm (a few occassions, 1am.) For the two months, I never went to bed before 2 am. Anyone with young kids would know that they don't care when you go to bed, they are waking up screaming on their own schedule. As a result, my sleep was severely deprived. But now, all hard work is paid off.

Preparation, with DTC, and a little bit with SoPE

I spent some time researching the prep courses and purchased DTC's $50 trial module. The first impression was that Dr. Tom talks really slowly. I found it extremely slow-paced. Someone from Reddit was kind enough to send me all the DTC handouts (Thank You!) and I thought I could save $700. Later I found that it is still helpful to check out the video just to make sure you have the right understanding, as well as the correct solution to the practice problems. I then purchased again the Pay Upfront $750 package - very strange and interesting pricing here: if you buy the remaining modules, that would cost you $800, more expensive than buy again the whole thing for $750.
I rushed through all the course materials in 5 weeks. The DTC course content is very top-heavy. The first three course weeks are very thorough, lots of lots of stuff. My first week of prep went through three course weeks of material and it was very intense. The later course weeks tend to have less and less material. I was able to go through a full course week in a workday, after my daunting full-time job. So I'd say, maybe an hour or two can finish a whole course week. I suspect Dr. Tom did so to make his trial module looking good, but the course actually does not have that much to cover after all.
I need to make it clear that I did deviate from the so-called Dr. Tom's method a bit. I did not work on any of the NCEES problems at this point. I just skipped them. I worked on all the sample problems and challenge problems by myself before checking the DTC videos. A lot of times, a 3 minutes video would only take me about 10 seconds because I just want to check around halfway and see I am applying the correct formulas, and at the end to make sure I got the result right. For some harder questions, I would go through the video with more time and understand where I had it wrong. Even this won't take more than 1 minute.
I also didn't do the quizzes, 5-week exams, and final exams until I finished all 20 course weeks. I used the DTC quizzes as a refresher of the material. Then the 5-week exams to gauge my speed. Finally, I went through the two 2-hour final exams twice to make sure I have plugged all the holes.
Against Dr. Tom's advice, I spend the next weekend doing the NCEES practice exam as a real practice test, making the condition as close to the actual exam as possible. It was a long day but in the end I scored barely enough to reach 70%. I knew I was ready. The follow week, I went through each and every question of the practice exam. I also noted down a few questions that I knew I would be strategically giving up if encountered in the actual exam. That following week, I went through the questions untimed again to make sure I can get them right if I see them on the exam.
This is about six weeks into test prep. The same one (Thank You again!) sent me some SoPE workshops as well as a refresher on economics. I spent 1-2 hours on the economics, primarily focusing on how to read the A/F, A/P tables, and never touched this topic again. The workshop questions are way too complicated than the exam. One doesn't need to take the real exam to tell that. I used them to make sure I understand the questions completely, rather than to gauge my speed. By the end of that week, I knew I was more than ready. I tried to reschedule the test to an earlier date but was unsuccessful. So everything was going as I have planned.
The last two weeks have been getting myself mentally prepared. Very light in studying. I took the last week before exam off to adjust my daily routine. I took some pills to help me go to bed early. The last weekend before exam, I spent a full day with my kids, not touching anything PE related.

The exam day experience

The Pearson Vue handles everything quite professionally. There was some construction going on right above the testing center, so I can hear workers dragging stuff on the floor, talking and singing. The testing center offered me a noise canceling ear phone but I requested a set of earplugs instead. It didn't completely eliminate the noise but once I focused on the questions, the noise didn't bother me.
The 24 inches monitor is a bit crowded but managable. The reference handbook does not have a "next page" button so I must scroll fast at times, for example, to get to the right superheated steam table. That aside, it wasn't bad. The search function is not top notch but also not too bad, at least better than I had thought.
My AM session has 39 questions. I worried that the PM session could be hard so didn't try too hard on the flagged questions. After going through the flagged ones, I went through all questions again and checked scratch papers to make sure no obvious errors like wrong units. I ended my AM session with 5 hours left on the clock.
I had a light sandwich and two energy bars at the break. Went outside for some fresh air, then solved a Sudoku to relax. I wish I prepared more food, because by the time I was done, I was exhausted and starving.
The PM session was a lot easier than I had thought. I regretted saving so much time for it. I ended up solving each question twice, literally twice, by punching in the numbers in my calculator twice. I did found two errors though. Good effort.
The test difficulty is very similar to the DTC problems. I had a few surprises where I had no idea how to solve the questions. Mostly they are some concept not covered by DTC. Those questions are very straight forward, requires nothing but plugging in numbers into a single formula. Unfortunately, I only got to know this after getting back from the exam and some Googling on the concept I didn't know,

Overall impression of DTC

I think DTC is mostly on point, with the correct emphasis on the high value topics. As I mentioned, it didn't cover 100%. I had about 14 questions that I had no clue on how to solve, leaving me a thin margin of 10 questions to the passing 70%. I also understand that there's basically no way that one can cover 100%. So I can accept that.
What I appreciate is that DTC's difficulty seems very much inline with the actual exam. Maybe very very slightly more difficult. I feel confident when reading those questions and immediately know how to solve them.
My biggest problem with DTC is that Dr. Tom talks reaaaally slooooooowly. He tends to read out all the numbers in the calculation, which helps me nothing but wasted my time. I wish there's a 150% or even 200% speed option. Also an example is that he would pause for ten seconds after stating that if you haven't worked on the problem, you should pause the video and do it now. The pauses are not long enough for anyone to solve the problem, but also too long for anyone who really pauses the video. Completely unncessary IMO. He also says "we appreciate the opportunity to allow us help you prepare for this exam" at the end of each video, which, I'd appreciate if you could skip that and save me more time. I won't go through my video-watching strategies as I have mentioned it above. The bottom line is, you have to find your own way of consuming the videos.
I can see Dr. Tom is really trying hard to answer questions on his forum. I suspect it's his one man show because most of times, it would take him 1-2 days to answer questions, which are not too many, to be honest. It may not be a problem if you have more time but it is a bit troublesome to me as I was in such a rushed schedule.
Dr. Tom sounds very confident by saying not to look at anything beyond DTC and NCEES materials. I'd say because of all the above-mentioned reasons, you could look at other materials with the right mindset. You could and should pick up some of the low hanging fruits that are otherwise skipped by DTC. Adjust your test prep according to your own situation, rather than mechanically following DTC.
Overall I am happy with the outcome, and therefore with the help I got from DTC.

THE END

Sorry for the long post. I hope it helps. Good luck with your study and upcoming exam.
I had thrown away all my print-outs and scratch papers - Happy Thanksgiving!
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2020.11.25 19:27 Comprehensive_Ad9310 BF OSD flashes 0.0v when battery is plugged in

I have the iFlight Cidora SL5-E and the battery voltage used to work fine and I didn't change any power and battery settings but now it just shows 0.0v on the OSD. Does anyone know what's going on?
board_name IFLIGHT_SUCCEX_E_F4 manufacturer_id IFRC
# name: SL5
# resources resource BEEPER 1 B04 resource MOTOR 1 B00 resource MOTOR 2 B01 resource MOTOR 3 C09 resource MOTOR 4 C08 resource MOTOR 5 B06 resource MOTOR 6 NONE resource MOTOR 7 NONE resource MOTOR 8 NONE resource SERVO 1 NONE resource SERVO 2 NONE resource SERVO 3 NONE resource SERVO 4 NONE resource SERVO 5 NONE resource SERVO 6 NONE resource SERVO 7 NONE resource SERVO 8 NONE resource PPM 1 B08 resource PWM 1 B08 resource PWM 2 NONE resource PWM 3 NONE resource PWM 4 NONE resource PWM 5 NONE resource PWM 6 NONE resource PWM 7 NONE resource PWM 8 NONE resource SONAR_TRIGGER 1 NONE resource SONAR_ECHO 1 NONE resource LED_STRIP 1 B06 resource SERIAL_TX 1 A09 resource SERIAL_TX 2 A02 resource SERIAL_TX 3 B10 resource SERIAL_TX 4 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 5 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 6 C06 resource SERIAL_TX 7 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 8 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 9 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 10 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 11 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 12 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 1 A10 resource SERIAL_RX 2 A03 resource SERIAL_RX 3 B11 resource SERIAL_RX 4 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 5 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 6 C07 resource SERIAL_RX 7 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 8 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 9 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 10 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 11 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 12 NONE resource INVERTER 1 NONE resource INVERTER 2 C13 resource INVERTER 3 NONE resource INVERTER 4 NONE resource INVERTER 5 NONE resource INVERTER 6 NONE resource INVERTER 7 NONE resource INVERTER 8 NONE resource INVERTER 9 NONE resource INVERTER 10 NONE resource INVERTER 11 NONE resource INVERTER 12 NONE resource I2C_SCL 1 NONE resource I2C_SCL 2 NONE resource I2C_SCL 3 NONE resource I2C_SDA 1 NONE resource I2C_SDA 2 NONE resource I2C_SDA 3 NONE resource LED 1 B05 resource LED 2 NONE resource LED 3 NONE resource RX_BIND 1 NONE resource RX_BIND_PLUG 1 NONE resource TRANSPONDER 1 NONE resource SPI_SCK 1 A05 resource SPI_SCK 2 B13 resource SPI_SCK 3 C10 resource SPI_MISO 1 A06 resource SPI_MISO 2 B14 resource SPI_MISO 3 C11 resource SPI_MOSI 1 A07 resource SPI_MOSI 2 B15 resource SPI_MOSI 3 C12 resource ESCSERIAL 1 B08 resource CAMERA_CONTROL 1 NONE resource ADC_BATT 1 C02 resource ADC_RSSI 1 NONE resource ADC_CURR 1 C01 resource ADC_EXT 1 NONE resource BARO_CS 1 NONE resource BARO_EOC 1 NONE resource BARO_XCLR 1 NONE resource COMPASS_CS 1 NONE resource COMPASS_EXTI 1 NONE resource SDCARD_CS 1 NONE resource SDCARD_DETECT 1 NONE resource PINIO 1 NONE resource PINIO 2 NONE resource PINIO 3 NONE resource PINIO 4 NONE resource USB_MSC_PIN 1 NONE resource FLASH_CS 1 A15 resource OSD_CS 1 B12 resource RX_SPI_CS 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_EXTI 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_BIND 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_LED 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_TX_EN 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_LNA_EN 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_ANT_SEL 1 NONE resource GYRO_EXTI 1 C04 resource GYRO_EXTI 2 NONE resource GYRO_CS 1 A04 resource GYRO_CS 2 NONE resource USB_DETECT 1 C05 resource VTX_POWER 1 NONE resource VTX_CS 1 NONE resource VTX_DATA 1 NONE resource VTX_CLK 1 NONE resource PULLUP 1 NONE resource PULLUP 2 NONE resource PULLUP 3 NONE resource PULLUP 4 NONE resource PULLDOWN 1 NONE resource PULLDOWN 2 NONE resource PULLDOWN 3 NONE resource PULLDOWN 4 NONE
# timer timer A03 AF3 # pin A03: TIM9 CH2 (AF3) timer B00 AF2 # pin B00: TIM3 CH3 (AF2) timer B01 AF2 # pin B01: TIM3 CH4 (AF2) timer C09 AF3 # pin C09: TIM8 CH4 (AF3) timer C08 AF3 # pin C08: TIM8 CH3 (AF3) timer B06 AF2 # pin B06: TIM4 CH1 (AF2) timer B08 AF3 # pin B08: TIM10 CH1 (AF3) timer A09 AF1 # pin A09: TIM1 CH2 (AF1) timer A10 AF1 # pin A10: TIM1 CH3 (AF1) timer A02 AF2 # pin A02: TIM5 CH3 (AF2) timer B10 AF1 # pin B10: TIM2 CH3 (AF1) timer B11 AF1 # pin B11: TIM2 CH4 (AF1) timer A00 AF2 # pin A00: TIM5 CH1 (AF2) timer C06 AF3 # pin C06: TIM8 CH1 (AF3) timer C07 AF3 # pin C07: TIM8 CH2 (AF3) timer B07 AF2 # pin B07: TIM4 CH2 (AF2) timer A01 AF1 # pin A01: TIM2 CH2 (AF1)
# dma dma SPI_TX 1 NONE dma SPI_TX 2 NONE dma SPI_TX 3 NONE dma SPI_RX 1 NONE dma SPI_RX 2 NONE dma SPI_RX 3 NONE dma ADC 1 1 # ADC 1: DMA2 Stream 4 Channel 0 dma ADC 2 NONE dma ADC 3 NONE dma UART_TX 1 NONE dma UART_TX 2 NONE dma UART_TX 3 NONE dma UART_TX 4 NONE dma UART_TX 5 NONE dma UART_TX 6 NONE dma UART_TX 7 NONE dma UART_TX 8 NONE dma UART_RX 1 NONE dma UART_RX 2 NONE dma UART_RX 3 NONE dma UART_RX 4 NONE dma UART_RX 5 NONE dma UART_RX 6 NONE dma UART_RX 7 NONE dma UART_RX 8 NONE dma pin A03 NONE dma pin B00 0 # pin B00: DMA1 Stream 7 Channel 5 dma pin B01 0 # pin B01: DMA1 Stream 2 Channel 5 dma pin C09 0 # pin C09: DMA2 Stream 7 Channel 7 dma pin C08 0 # pin C08: DMA2 Stream 2 Channel 0 dma pin B06 0 # pin B06: DMA1 Stream 0 Channel 2 dma pin B08 NONE dma pin A09 0 # pin A09: DMA2 Stream 6 Channel 0 dma pin A10 0 # pin A10: DMA2 Stream 6 Channel 0 dma pin A02 0 # pin A02: DMA1 Stream 0 Channel 6 dma pin B10 0 # pin B10: DMA1 Stream 1 Channel 3 dma pin B11 0 # pin B11: DMA1 Stream 7 Channel 3 dma pin A00 0 # pin A00: DMA1 Stream 2 Channel 6 dma pin C06 0 # pin C06: DMA2 Stream 2 Channel 0 dma pin C07 1 # pin C07: DMA2 Stream 3 Channel 7 dma pin B07 0 # pin B07: DMA1 Stream 3 Channel 2 dma pin A01 0 # pin A01: DMA1 Stream 6 Channel 3
# mixer mixer QUADX
mmix reset
# servo servo 0 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 1 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 2 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 3 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 4 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 5 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 6 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 7 1000 2000 1500 100 -1
# servo mixer smix reset
# feature feature -RX_PPM feature -INFLIGHT_ACC_CAL feature -RX_SERIAL feature -MOTOR_STOP feature -SERVO_TILT feature -SOFTSERIAL feature -GPS feature -RANGEFINDER feature -TELEMETRY feature -3D feature -RX_PARALLEL_PWM feature -RX_MSP feature -RSSI_ADC feature -LED_STRIP feature -DISPLAY feature -OSD feature -CHANNEL_FORWARDING feature -TRANSPONDER feature -AIRMODE feature -RX_SPI feature -ESC_SENSOR feature -ANTI_GRAVITY feature -DYNAMIC_FILTER feature RX_SERIAL feature TELEMETRY feature OSD feature AIRMODE feature ANTI_GRAVITY feature DYNAMIC_FILTER
# beeper beeper GYRO_CALIBRATED beeper RX_LOST beeper RX_LOST_LANDING beeper DISARMING beeper ARMING beeper ARMING_GPS_FIX beeper ARMING_GPS_NO_FIX beeper BAT_CRIT_LOW beeper BAT_LOW beeper GPS_STATUS beeper RX_SET beeper ACC_CALIBRATION beeper ACC_CALIBRATION_FAIL beeper READY_BEEP beeper MULTI_BEEPS beeper DISARM_REPEAT beeper ARMED beeper SYSTEM_INIT beeper ON_USB beeper BLACKBOX_ERASE beeper CRASH_FLIP beeper CAM_CONNECTION_OPEN beeper CAM_CONNECTION_CLOSE beeper RC_SMOOTHING_INIT_FAIL
# beacon beacon RX_LOST beacon RX_SET
# map map TAER1234
# serial serial 20 1 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 0 8192 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 1 64 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 2 0 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 5 0 115200 57600 0 115200
# led led 0 0,0::C:0 led 1 0,0::C:0 led 2 0,0::C:0 led 3 0,0::C:0 led 4 0,0::C:0 led 5 0,0::C:0 led 6 0,0::C:0 led 7 0,0::C:0 led 8 0,0::C:0 led 9 0,0::C:0 led 10 0,0::C:0 led 11 0,0::C:0 led 12 0,0::C:0 led 13 0,0::C:0 led 14 0,0::C:0 led 15 0,0::C:0 led 16 0,0::C:0 led 17 0,0::C:0 led 18 0,0::C:0 led 19 0,0::C:0 led 20 0,0::C:0 led 21 0,0::C:0 led 22 0,0::C:0 led 23 0,0::C:0 led 24 0,0::C:0 led 25 0,0::C:0 led 26 0,0::C:0 led 27 0,0::C:0 led 28 0,0::C:0 led 29 0,0::C:0 led 30 0,0::C:0 led 31 0,0::C:0
# color color 0 0,0,0 color 1 0,255,255 color 2 0,0,255 color 3 30,0,255 color 4 60,0,255 color 5 90,0,255 color 6 120,0,255 color 7 150,0,255 color 8 180,0,255 color 9 210,0,255 color 10 240,0,255 color 11 270,0,255 color 12 300,0,255 color 13 330,0,255 color 14 0,0,0 color 15 0,0,0
# mode_color mode_color 0 0 1 mode_color 0 1 11 mode_color 0 2 2 mode_color 0 3 13 mode_color 0 4 10 mode_color 0 5 3 mode_color 1 0 5 mode_color 1 1 11 mode_color 1 2 3 mode_color 1 3 13 mode_color 1 4 10 mode_color 1 5 3 mode_color 2 0 10 mode_color 2 1 11 mode_color 2 2 4 mode_color 2 3 13 mode_color 2 4 10 mode_color 2 5 3 mode_color 3 0 8 mode_color 3 1 11 mode_color 3 2 4 mode_color 3 3 13 mode_color 3 4 10 mode_color 3 5 3 mode_color 4 0 7 mode_color 4 1 11 mode_color 4 2 3 mode_color 4 3 13 mode_color 4 4 10 mode_color 4 5 3 mode_color 5 0 0 mode_color 5 1 0 mode_color 5 2 0 mode_color 5 3 0 mode_color 5 4 0 mode_color 5 5 0 mode_color 6 0 6 mode_color 6 1 10 mode_color 6 2 1 mode_color 6 3 0 mode_color 6 4 0 mode_color 6 5 2 mode_color 6 6 3 mode_color 6 7 6 mode_color 6 8 0 mode_color 6 9 0 mode_color 6 10 0 mode_color 7 0 3
# aux aux 0 0 0 1700 2100 0 0 aux 1 35 1 1300 2100 0 0 aux 2 36 2 1300 2100 0 0 aux 3 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 4 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 5 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 6 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 7 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 8 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 9 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 10 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 11 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 12 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 13 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 14 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 15 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 16 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 17 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 18 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 19 0 0 900 900 0 0
# adjrange adjrange 0 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 1 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 2 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 3 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 4 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 5 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 6 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 7 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 8 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 9 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 10 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 11 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 12 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 13 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 14 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 15 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 16 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 17 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 18 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 19 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 20 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 21 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 22 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 23 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 24 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 25 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 26 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 27 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 28 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 29 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0
# rxrange rxrange 0 1000 2000 rxrange 1 1000 2000 rxrange 2 1000 2000 rxrange 3 1000 2000
# vtxtable vtxtable bands 6 vtxtable channels 8 vtxtable band 1 BOSCAM_A A CUSTOM 5865 5845 5825 5805 5785 5765 5745 5725 vtxtable band 2 BOSCAM_B B CUSTOM 5733 5752 5771 5790 5809 5828 5847 5866 vtxtable band 3 BOSCAM_E E CUSTOM 5705 5685 5665 0 5885 5905 0 0 vtxtable band 4 FATSHARK F CUSTOM 5740 5760 5780 5800 5820 5840 5860 5880 vtxtable band 5 RACEBAND R CUSTOM 5658 5695 5732 5769 5806 5843 5880 5917 vtxtable band 6 IMD6 I CUSTOM 5732 5765 5828 5840 5866 5740 0 0 vtxtable powerlevels 5 vtxtable powervalues 25 100 200 400 800 vtxtable powerlabels 25 100 200 400 800
# vtx vtx 0 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 1 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 2 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 3 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 4 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 5 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 6 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 7 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 8 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 9 0 0 0 0 900 900
# rxfail rxfail 0 a rxfail 1 a rxfail 2 a rxfail 3 a rxfail 4 h rxfail 5 h rxfail 6 h rxfail 7 h rxfail 8 h rxfail 9 h rxfail 10 h rxfail 11 h rxfail 12 h rxfail 13 h rxfail 14 h rxfail 15 h rxfail 16 h rxfail 17 h
# master set gyro_hardware_lpf = NORMAL set gyro_lowpass_type = PT1 set gyro_lowpass_hz = 200 set gyro_lowpass2_type = PT1 set gyro_lowpass2_hz = 350 set gyro_notch1_hz = 0 set gyro_notch1_cutoff = 0 set gyro_notch2_hz = 0 set gyro_notch2_cutoff = 0 set gyro_calib_duration = 125 set gyro_calib_noise_limit = 48 set gyro_offset_yaw = 0 set gyro_overflow_detect = ALL set yaw_spin_recovery = ON set yaw_spin_threshold = 1950 set gyro_to_use = FIRST set dyn_notch_width_percent = 0 set dyn_notch_q = 250 set dyn_notch_min_hz = 100 set dyn_notch_max_hz = 300 set dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz = 280 set dyn_lpf_gyro_max_hz = 700 set gyro_filter_debug_axis = ROLL set acc_hardware = AUTO set acc_lpf_hz = 10 set acc_trim_pitch = 0 set acc_trim_roll = 0 set acc_calibration = -35,-27,44,1 set align_mag = DEFAULT set mag_align_roll = 0 set mag_align_pitch = 0 set mag_align_yaw = 0 set mag_bustype = I2C set mag_i2c_device = 2 set mag_i2c_address = 0 set mag_spi_device = 0 set mag_hardware = NONE set mag_declination = 0 set mag_calibration = 0,0,0 set baro_bustype = I2C set baro_spi_device = 0 set baro_i2c_device = 2 set baro_i2c_address = 0 set baro_hardware = NONE set baro_tab_size = 21 set baro_noise_lpf = 600 set baro_cf_vel = 985 set mid_rc = 1480 set min_check = 1000 set max_check = 2000 set rssi_channel = 16 set rssi_src_frame_errors = OFF set rssi_scale = 100 set rssi_offset = 0 set rssi_invert = OFF set rssi_src_frame_lpf_period = 30 set rc_interp = AUTO set rc_interp_ch = RPYT set rc_interp_int = 19 set rc_smoothing_type = FILTER set rc_smoothing_input_hz = 0 set rc_smoothing_derivative_hz = 0 set rc_smoothing_debug_axis = ROLL set rc_smoothing_input_type = BIQUAD set rc_smoothing_derivative_type = BIQUAD set rc_smoothing_auto_smoothness = 10 set fpv_mix_degrees = 1 set max_aux_channels = 14 set serialrx_provider = FPORT set serialrx_inverted = OFF set spektrum_sat_bind = 0 set spektrum_sat_bind_autoreset = ON set srxl2_unit_id = 1 set srxl2_baud_fast = ON set sbus_baud_fast = OFF set crsf_use_rx_snr = OFF set airmode_start_throttle_percent = 25 set rx_min_usec = 885 set rx_max_usec = 2115 set serialrx_halfduplex = OFF set rx_spi_protocol = V202_250K set rx_spi_bus = 0 set rx_spi_led_inversion = OFF set adc_device = 1 set adc_vrefint_calibration = 0 set adc_tempsensor_calibration30 = 0 set adc_tempsensor_calibration110 = 0 set input_filtering_mode = OFF set blackbox_p_ratio = 37 set blackbox_device = NONE set blackbox_record_acc = ON set blackbox_mode = NORMAL set min_throttle = 1077 set max_throttle = 2000 set min_command = 1000 set dshot_idle_value = 590 set dshot_burst = OFF set dshot_bidir = ON set dshot_bitbang = AUTO set dshot_bitbang_timer = AUTO set use_unsynced_pwm = OFF set motor_pwm_protocol = DSHOT300 set motor_pwm_rate = 480 set motor_pwm_inversion = OFF set motor_poles = 14 set thr_corr_value = 0 set thr_corr_angle = 800 set failsafe_delay = 4 set failsafe_off_delay = 10 set failsafe_throttle = 1000 set failsafe_switch_mode = STAGE1 set failsafe_throttle_low_delay = 100 set failsafe_procedure = DROP set failsafe_recovery_delay = 20 set failsafe_stick_threshold = 30 set align_board_roll = 0 set align_board_pitch = 0 set align_board_yaw = 0 set gimbal_mode = NORMAL set bat_capacity = 0 set vbat_max_cell_voltage = 450 set vbat_full_cell_voltage = 410 set vbat_min_cell_voltage = 330 set vbat_warning_cell_voltage = 350 set vbat_hysteresis = 1 set current_meter = ESC set battery_meter = NONE set vbat_detect_cell_voltage = 300 set use_vbat_alerts = ON set use_cbat_alerts = OFF set cbat_alert_percent = 10 set vbat_cutoff_percent = 100 set force_battery_cell_count = 0 set vbat_display_lpf_period = 30 set vbat_sag_lpf_period = 2 set ibat_lpf_period = 10 set vbat_duration_for_warning = 0 set vbat_duration_for_critical = 0 set vbat_scale = 110 set vbat_divider = 10 set vbat_multiplier = 1 set ibata_scale = 90 set ibata_offset = 0 set ibatv_scale = 0 set ibatv_offset = 0 set beeper_inversion = ON set beeper_od = OFF set beeper_frequency = 0 set beeper_dshot_beacon_tone = 1 set yaw_motors_reversed = ON set crashflip_motor_percent = 0 set crashflip_expo = 35 set 3d_deadband_low = 1406 set 3d_deadband_high = 1514 set 3d_neutral = 1460 set 3d_deadband_throttle = 50 set 3d_limit_low = 1000 set 3d_limit_high = 2000 set 3d_switched_mode = OFF set servo_center_pulse = 1500 set servo_pwm_rate = 50 set servo_lowpass_hz = 0 set tri_unarmed_servo = ON set channel_forwarding_start = 4 set reboot_character = 82 set serial_update_rate_hz = 100 set imu_dcm_kp = 2500 set imu_dcm_ki = 0 set small_angle = 180 set auto_disarm_delay = 5 set gyro_cal_on_first_arm = OFF set gps_provider = NMEA set gps_sbas_mode = AUTO set gps_sbas_integrity = OFF set gps_auto_config = ON set gps_auto_baud = OFF set gps_ublox_use_galileo = OFF set gps_ublox_mode = AIRBORNE set gps_set_home_point_once = OFF set gps_use_3d_speed = OFF set gps_rescue_angle = 32 set gps_rescue_initial_alt = 50 set gps_rescue_descent_dist = 200 set gps_rescue_landing_alt = 5 set gps_rescue_landing_dist = 10 set gps_rescue_ground_speed = 2000 set gps_rescue_throttle_p = 150 set gps_rescue_throttle_i = 20 set gps_rescue_throttle_d = 50 set gps_rescue_velocity_p = 80 set gps_rescue_velocity_i = 20 set gps_rescue_velocity_d = 15 set gps_rescue_yaw_p = 40 set gps_rescue_throttle_min = 1100 set gps_rescue_throttle_max = 1600 set gps_rescue_ascend_rate = 500 set gps_rescue_descend_rate = 150 set gps_rescue_throttle_hover = 1280 set gps_rescue_sanity_checks = RESCUE_SANITY_ON set gps_rescue_min_sats = 8 set gps_rescue_min_dth = 100 set gps_rescue_allow_arming_without_fix = OFF set gps_rescue_alt_mode = MAX_ALT set gps_rescue_use_mag = ON set deadband = 0 set yaw_deadband = 0 set yaw_control_reversed = OFF set pid_process_denom = 2 set runaway_takeoff_prevention = ON set runaway_takeoff_deactivate_delay = 500 set runaway_takeoff_deactivate_throttle_percent = 20 set thrust_linear = 0 set transient_throttle_limit = 0 set tlm_inverted = OFF set tlm_halfduplex = ON set frsky_default_lat = 0 set frsky_default_long = 0 set frsky_gps_format = 0 set frsky_unit = IMPERIAL set frsky_vfas_precision = 0 set hott_alarm_int = 5 set pid_in_tlm = OFF set report_cell_voltage = OFF set ibus_sensor = 1,2,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set mavlink_mah_as_heading_divisor = 0 set telemetry_disabled_voltage = OFF set telemetry_disabled_current = OFF set telemetry_disabled_fuel = OFF set telemetry_disabled_mode = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_x = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_y = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_z = OFF set telemetry_disabled_pitch = OFF set telemetry_disabled_roll = OFF set telemetry_disabled_heading = OFF set telemetry_disabled_altitude = OFF set telemetry_disabled_vario = OFF set telemetry_disabled_lat_long = OFF set telemetry_disabled_ground_speed = OFF set telemetry_disabled_distance = OFF set telemetry_disabled_esc_current = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_voltage = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_rpm = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_temperature = ON set telemetry_disabled_temperature = OFF set ledstrip_visual_beeper = OFF set ledstrip_visual_beeper_color = WHITE set ledstrip_grb_rgb = GRB set ledstrip_profile = STATUS set ledstrip_race_color = ORANGE set ledstrip_beacon_color = WHITE set ledstrip_beacon_period_ms = 500 set ledstrip_beacon_percent = 50 set ledstrip_beacon_armed_only = OFF set sdcard_detect_inverted = OFF set sdcard_mode = OFF set sdcard_dma = OFF set sdcard_spi_bus = 0 set sdio_clk_bypass = OFF set sdio_use_cache = OFF set sdio_use_4bit_width = OFF set osd_units = METRIC set osd_warn_arming_disable = ON set osd_warn_batt_not_full = ON set osd_warn_batt_warning = ON set osd_warn_batt_critical = ON set osd_warn_visual_beeper = ON set osd_warn_crash_flip = ON set osd_warn_esc_fail = ON set osd_warn_core_temp = ON set osd_warn_rc_smoothing = ON set osd_warn_fail_safe = ON set osd_warn_launch_control = ON set osd_warn_no_gps_rescue = ON set osd_warn_gps_rescue_disabled = ON set osd_warn_rssi = ON set osd_warn_link_quality = ON set osd_warn_over_cap = OFF set osd_rssi_alarm = 20 set osd_link_quality_alarm = 80 set osd_rssi_dbm_alarm = -60 set osd_cap_alarm = 2200 set osd_alt_alarm = 100 set osd_distance_alarm = 0 set osd_esc_temp_alarm = -128 set osd_esc_rpm_alarm = -1 set osd_esc_current_alarm = -1 set osd_core_temp_alarm = 70 set osd_ah_max_pit = 20 set osd_ah_max_rol = 40 set osd_ah_invert = OFF set osd_logo_on_arming = OFF set osd_logo_on_arming_duration = 5 set osd_tim1 = 2560 set osd_tim2 = 2561 set osd_vbat_pos = 2402 set osd_rssi_pos = 2488 set osd_link_quality_pos = 309 set osd_rssi_dbm_pos = 341 set osd_tim_1_pos = 234 set osd_tim_2_pos = 2518 set osd_remaining_time_estimate_pos = 234 set osd_flymode_pos = 234 set osd_anti_gravity_pos = 234 set osd_g_force_pos = 234 set osd_throttle_pos = 302 set osd_vtx_channel_pos = 2504 set osd_crosshairs_pos = 205 set osd_ah_sbar_pos = 206 set osd_ah_pos = 78 set osd_current_pos = 385 set osd_mah_drawn_pos = 2498 set osd_motor_diag_pos = 234 set osd_craft_name_pos = 0 set osd_display_name_pos = 234 set osd_gps_speed_pos = 234 set osd_gps_lon_pos = 234 set osd_gps_lat_pos = 234 set osd_gps_sats_pos = 234 set osd_home_dir_pos = 133 set osd_home_dist_pos = 139 set osd_flight_dist_pos = 55 set osd_compass_bar_pos = 234 set osd_altitude_pos = 234 set osd_pid_roll_pos = 234 set osd_pid_pitch_pos = 234 set osd_pid_yaw_pos = 234 set osd_debug_pos = 234 set osd_power_pos = 234 set osd_pidrate_profile_pos = 234 set osd_warnings_pos = 14760 set osd_avg_cell_voltage_pos = 2434 set osd_pit_ang_pos = 234 set osd_rol_ang_pos = 234 set osd_battery_usage_pos = 234 set osd_disarmed_pos = 2282 set osd_nheading_pos = 234 set osd_nvario_pos = 234 set osd_esc_tmp_pos = 234 set osd_esc_rpm_pos = 234 set osd_esc_rpm_freq_pos = 234 set osd_rtc_date_time_pos = 234 set osd_adjustment_range_pos = 234 set osd_flip_arrow_pos = 234 set osd_core_temp_pos = 234 set osd_log_status_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_left_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_right_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_radio_mode = 2 set osd_rate_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_pid_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_rcchannels_pos = 234 set osd_camera_frame_pos = 35 set osd_efficiency_pos = 234 set osd_stat_rtc_date_time = OFF set osd_stat_tim_1 = OFF set osd_stat_tim_2 = ON set osd_stat_max_spd = ON set osd_stat_max_dist = OFF set osd_stat_min_batt = ON set osd_stat_endbatt = ON set osd_stat_battery = ON set osd_stat_min_rssi = ON set osd_stat_max_curr = ON set osd_stat_used_mah = ON set osd_stat_max_alt = OFF set osd_stat_bbox = ON set osd_stat_bb_no = ON set osd_stat_max_g_force = OFF set osd_stat_max_esc_temp = OFF set osd_stat_max_esc_rpm = OFF set osd_stat_min_link_quality = OFF set osd_stat_flight_dist = OFF set osd_stat_max_fft = OFF set osd_stat_total_flights = OFF set osd_stat_total_time = OFF set osd_stat_total_dist = OFF set osd_stat_min_rssi_dbm = OFF set osd_profile = 1 set osd_profile_1_name = - set osd_profile_2_name = - set osd_profile_3_name = - set osd_gps_sats_show_hdop = OFF set osd_displayport_device = AUTO set osd_rcchannels = -1,-1,-1,-1 set osd_camera_frame_width = 24 set osd_camera_frame_height = 11 set system_hse_mhz = 8 set task_statistics = ON set debug_mode = STACK set rate_6pos_switch = OFF set cpu_overclock = OFF set pwr_on_arm_grace = 5 set scheduler_optimize_rate = AUTO set enable_stick_arming = OFF set vtx_band = 2 set vtx_channel = 4 set vtx_power = 5 set vtx_low_power_disarm = OFF set vtx_freq = 5790 set vtx_pit_mode_freq = 0 set vtx_halfduplex = ON set vtx_spi_bus = 0 set vcd_video_system = AUTO set vcd_h_offset = 0 set vcd_v_offset = 0 set max7456_clock = DEFAULT set max7456_spi_bus = 2 set max7456_preinit_opu = OFF set displayport_msp_col_adjust = 0 set displayport_msp_row_adjust = 0 set displayport_msp_serial = 0 set displayport_msp_attrs = 0,0,0,0 set displayport_msp_use_device_blink = OFF set displayport_max7456_col_adjust = 0 set displayport_max7456_row_adjust = 0 set displayport_max7456_inv = OFF set displayport_max7456_blk = 0 set displayport_max7456_wht = 2 set esc_sensor_halfduplex = OFF set esc_sensor_current_offset = 0 set frsky_spi_autobind = OFF set frsky_spi_tx_id = 0,0 set frsky_spi_offset = 0 set frsky_spi_bind_hop_data = 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set frsky_x_rx_num = 0 set frsky_spi_a1_source = VBAT set cc2500_spi_chip_detect = ON set led_inversion = 0 set dashboard_i2c_bus = 2 set dashboard_i2c_addr = 60 set camera_control_mode = HARDWARE_PWM set camera_control_ref_voltage = 330 set camera_control_key_delay = 180 set camera_control_internal_resistance = 470 set camera_control_button_resistance = 450,270,150,68,0 set camera_control_inverted = OFF set rangefinder_hardware = NONE set pinio_config = 1,1,1,1 set pinio_box = 255,255,255,255 set usb_hid_cdc = OFF set usb_msc_pin_pullup = ON set flash_spi_bus = 3 set rcdevice_init_dev_attempts = 6 set rcdevice_init_dev_attempt_interval = 1000 set rcdevice_protocol_version = 0 set rcdevice_feature = 0 set gyro_1_bustype = SPI set gyro_1_spibus = 1 set gyro_1_i2cBus = 0 set gyro_1_i2c_address = 0 set gyro_1_sensor_align = CW180 set gyro_1_align_roll = 0 set gyro_1_align_pitch = 0 set gyro_1_align_yaw = 1800 set gyro_2_bustype = SPI set gyro_2_spibus = 0 set gyro_2_i2cBus = 0 set gyro_2_i2c_address = 0 set gyro_2_sensor_align = CW0 set gyro_2_align_roll = 0 set gyro_2_align_pitch = 0 set gyro_2_align_yaw = 0 set i2c1_pullup = OFF set i2c1_overclock = ON set i2c2_pullup = OFF set i2c2_overclock = ON set i2c3_pullup = OFF set i2c3_overclock = ON set mco2_on_pc9 = OFF set timezone_offset_minutes = 0 set gyro_rpm_notch_harmonics = 3 set gyro_rpm_notch_q = 500 set gyro_rpm_notch_min = 100 set dterm_rpm_notch_harmonics = 0 set dterm_rpm_notch_q = 500 set dterm_rpm_notch_min = 100 set rpm_notch_lpf = 150 set flysky_spi_tx_id = 0 set flysky_spi_rf_channels = 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set stats = OFF set stats_total_flights = 0 set stats_total_time_s = 0 set stats_total_dist_m = 0 set name = SL5 set display_name = - set position_alt_source = DEFAULT set box_user_1_name = - set box_user_2_name = - set box_user_3_name = - set box_user_4_name = -
profile 2
# profile 2 set profile_name = - set dyn_lpf_dterm_min_hz = 70 set dyn_lpf_dterm_max_hz = 170 set dyn_lpf_dterm_curve_expo = 5 set dterm_lowpass_type = PT1 set dterm_lowpass_hz = 150 set dterm_lowpass2_type = PT1 set dterm_lowpass2_hz = 150 set dterm_notch_hz = 0 set dterm_notch_cutoff = 0 set vbat_pid_gain = OFF set vbat_sag_compensation = 0 set pid_at_min_throttle = ON set anti_gravity_mode = SMOOTH set anti_gravity_threshold = 250 set anti_gravity_gain = 3500 set feedforward_transition = 0 set acc_limit_yaw = 0 set acc_limit = 0 set crash_dthreshold = 50 set crash_gthreshold = 400 set crash_setpoint_threshold = 350 set crash_time = 500 set crash_delay = 0 set crash_recovery_angle = 10 set crash_recovery_rate = 100 set crash_limit_yaw = 200 set crash_recovery = OFF set iterm_rotation = OFF set iterm_relax = RP set iterm_relax_type = SETPOINT set iterm_relax_cutoff = 15 set iterm_windup = 100 set iterm_limit = 400 set pidsum_limit = 500 set pidsum_limit_yaw = 400 set yaw_lowpass_hz = 0 set throttle_boost = 5 set throttle_boost_cutoff = 15 set acro_trainer_angle_limit = 20 set acro_trainer_lookahead_ms = 50 set acro_trainer_debug_axis = ROLL set acro_trainer_gain = 75 set p_pitch = 46 set i_pitch = 90 set d_pitch = 38 set f_pitch = 95 set p_roll = 42 set i_roll = 85 set d_roll = 35 set f_roll = 90 set p_yaw = 45 set i_yaw = 90 set d_yaw = 0 set f_yaw = 90 set angle_level_strength = 50 set horizon_level_strength = 50 set horizon_transition = 75 set level_limit = 55 set horizon_tilt_effect = 75 set horizon_tilt_expert_mode = OFF set abs_control_gain = 0 set abs_control_limit = 90 set abs_control_error_limit = 20 set abs_control_cutoff = 11 set use_integrated_yaw = OFF set integrated_yaw_relax = 200 set d_min_roll = 23 set d_min_pitch = 25 set d_min_yaw = 0 set d_min_boost_gain = 37 set d_min_advance = 20 set motor_output_limit = 100 set auto_profile_cell_count = 0 set launch_control_mode = NORMAL set launch_trigger_allow_reset = ON set launch_trigger_throttle_percent = 20 set launch_angle_limit = 0 set launch_control_gain = 40 set ff_interpolate_sp = AVERAGED_2 set ff_spike_limit = 60 set ff_max_rate_limit = 100 set ff_smooth_factor = 37 set ff_boost = 15 set idle_min_rpm = 0 set idle_adjustment_speed = 50 set idle_p = 50 set idle_pid_limit = 200 set idle_max_increase = 150 set level_race_mode = OFF
rateprofile 0
# rateprofile 0 set rateprofile_name = - set thr_mid = 50 set thr_expo = 60 set rates_type = BETAFLIGHT set roll_rc_rate = 100 set pitch_rc_rate = 100 set yaw_rc_rate = 100 set roll_expo = 1 set pitch_expo = 1 set yaw_expo = 1 set roll_srate = 59 set pitch_srate = 59 set yaw_srate = 59 set tpa_rate = 60 set tpa_breakpoint = 1250 set tpa_mode = D set throttle_limit_type = OFF set throttle_limit_percent = 100 set roll_rate_limit = 1998 set pitch_rate_limit = 1998 set yaw_rate_limit = 1998
# end the command batch batch end
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2020.11.25 08:56 RobbWatershed Hentoid v1.13.0 - Folders, grid view, tag blocker and archive support

Get the APK here
New - + Support for myreadingmanga.info (yaoi / bara only) - + Support for Manwha hentai - + E-hentai / Exhentai : Hentoid now works when the multipage viewer is enabled as default viewer - + Web browser : New "page" button on the bottom bar to type a specific page number to navigate to (Hitomi, Nhentai and Hentai Cafe only) - + Web browser : torrent files are now opened with your favourite torrent app - Web browser : when viewing a book that is present in your library, a new download button appears if the book has been updated with new pages. That allows you to update your download with the new pages. - + Web browser : A warning is displayed on a book page if it contains blocked content - + Web browser : New bookmarks management dialog - + Downloader : Downloads can now be blocked if they contain specific tags that you define (e.g. "scat, guro") - + Library screen : Groups are here ! Use the "folder" icon that appears on the left side of the bar with advanced search and the sorting options * Auto group by artist * Auto group by download date * Create your own groups - Select book > Move to group... - Library screen : Swipe to delete is back with lowered sensitivity (same as for queue screen) - Library screen : Archiving multiple books is now possible (multi-select > "archive" icon) - + Library screen : Deleting and archiving progression is now signaled with notifications - + Library screen : Language is now displayed with a flag - + Library screen : Option to display books on a grid (Nhentai-style with multiple books on a single row) - + Library screen / paged mode : Tapping the page number allows you to type a specific page number to navigate to - + Library screen : Reading progress is displayed as a circle on the top right corner - + Library screen : Submitting an URL to the search bar opens the Hentoid browser if the site is supported - + Image viewer : 1s and 0.5s slideshow delays have been added - + Image viewer : Browse mode (LTR, TRL, vertical) can now be set and will be remembered for each specific book - + Preferences : External library can now be detached - Preferences : App logs can now be opened and shared from the app (no need to open the Hentoid folder) - + External library : Support for ZIP, EPUB, CBZ, RAR and CBR archives
Changed - Prevent Hentoid's primary folder to be selected as the external library's folder - Prevent the device's download folder to be selected as Hentoid's primary folder - Web browser : "Back to gallery" icon updated to something hopefully more explicit - + Download notifications now include current download speed, downloaded/estimated size and a pause button - Library screen : Left navigation drawer has been redesigned to make the queue always accessible without scrolling - Library screen : Archived books now end up in your device's Download folder - Library screen : "Delete" icon stays the same, no matter how many books are selected - Library screen : Swipe to delete is now youtube-style (swipe to show button, then tap) - + Library screen : back button removes active search filter - + Library screen : New icon showing a book is part of the external library (left to the site icon) - Image viewer : Single "Book settings" screen that leads to apps settings - Image viewer : Better display when images or pages are not found - Image viewer : Using the "delete" button on the top bar now asks if you want to delete the book or the page - + Image viewer : Page stats now display the size of the file - + Image viewer : "Fill screen" now works as expected - Improve sorting by file name when importing external content
Fixed - Hitomi : Fix wrong page order on certain books - Porncomix : Fix books with duplicate images messing up download integrity controls - Fakku downloads : File size is now correctly reported on the library screen for new downloads; refresh your library to fix old downloads - Queue screen / errors : Leaving the "redownload from scratch" dialog removes selection - Queue screen / errors : Selection still works after reading books - Queue screen : Crashes on some devices when items are added or removed - Rare cases where books would disappear from the library list when viewed during their download - Library screen : Empty covers when importing certain external folders - Library screen : Invisible source button on certain non-external books when external books are in the library - Library screen : Books won't blink endlessly anymore when restarting the app after closing it in the middle of a delete operation - Image viewer : Rotating the device doesn't reset to the first viewed book anymore - Image viewer : Deleting the 1st queued book from the image viewer properly cancels its download - Image viewer : APNG books animate again after refreshing/reimporting your collection (requires a redownload for bugged books) - External library : Images are now sorted in the correct numerical order - External library : Hentoid books imported in the external library now have the 'external-library' tag - Misc. minor display and navigation issues
+ : Features requested by the Hentoid Community
Please join us on Discord if you want to help test newer versions
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2020.11.25 08:05 coy-coyote [noir-vember][ordeal, metaplanes] just add water (redux) <2020-11-25>

Name of Run: just add water
Background
This run is meant to explore the extradimensionality of the intersection of partially submerged metaplanes and astral rifts & gateways on the prime material.
Meet
Runners are invited to a device refurbishing shop where they receive bunk commlink prizes that immediately drag them into a chat with Chintzy.
Run
Runners are contracted to find the pump recirculation system in the SeaTac warrens. ZDT identifies the items with a matrix search; Orca follows up on this info with their SeaMetroplex contact for a R4 favor to gain access, RFIDs, and a cover for arriving at the infil point.
Orca, Soji, Bubblegum and Havoc go for infiltration set. Havoc and ZDT locksmith unpassable doors. They successfully avoid anti-tampers systems, making it to the secondary flooding control chamber and the recirculating pump.
Bubblegum and Orca can barely teamwork into the submersible frame of the pump regulation system; this gives ZDT room to start hacking that host after subverting infrastructure on the SeaTac security host. ZDT floods out one of the bathrooms systems, creating an issue of timing for the runners in the sewer cistern, as it fills with sewer water. They remedy this by activating the pump against its emergency use authorization protocols; flooding the airport tarmac with raw sewage while the runway was still active resulted in a landing jet hydroplaning across the landing strips into a row of taxiing jet liners.
Bubblegum calls down a R3 favor with Blackjack Huckleberry, a free spirit, to astral gateway the room and the device to the planes. Arriving at 'The Bar' in the plane of man, they are again accosted by astral predators, as Havoc is spotted by a nearby Croki lurking in the club who attempts to snatch him. Wise to their tricks, Orca and Bubblegum step into to drag Havoc out of the club.
Once in the endless alleyways, Bubblegum remembers to check for trashcans to find the secret portal to the Anarch Subway - nearly losing his shirt and free will to a nearby Jarl, cruising Zecocorporatum for Blackjack and Anarch spirits in need of financial respite. Bubblegum backs off from the Jarl, escaping into the subway with the rest of the team, where the pump regulator appears as a subway train.
After a stop, Bubblegum realizes that things need to happen with the Gremlins - and begins looking around the subway stops for signs, finding a commlink with a gremlin face on it during one foray into a loading platform. He breaks his leg getting back to the train in time with the commlink, but they meet the 'Tech-rupter' Gizmo the Drengfaulk, who assists commandeering the train to guide it back to the sub-plane of Malfunction, home of the gremlin queen.
In court, players ask for a few rewards before being astral gateway'd back to Seattle - in their bodies - in various random bathrooms at the Seattle Metro Dome.
Aftermath
The Gremlin queen has her hooks in Sea-Tac airport now, utilizing the offline host as a massive incubation chamber for herself. While she has cleared some data, it was more fun for her to flood out rescue teams arriving at SeaTac to deal with the mess of planes crashed.
Expenses
Orca; R4 favor, Joseph Weissman. Bubblegum; R3 favor, Blackjack Huckleberry, paid in karma.
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2020.11.25 05:17 FlashFanNumber1 Flash: Do speedsters see other speedsters naked?

When speedsters use their rings to change into the suit, they are not wearing clothes under, because only the suit can withstand that much running, unless you think about the “Speed Force aura” to protect them, (as they explained after hearing about Flash-Time), around them, but they wouldn’t use the suit that much, because the only plus side would be partial face covering, which hasn’t always worked out so well. It’s also obvious they aren’t wearing their normal clothes under, so where are their clothes going after they change, (they don’t appear anywhere around them after they change. Also, if they change, and if other speedster(s), do they see the other one whose changing naked? Also when Oliver (Flash in cross-over 5) changed Barry (green arrow) into his suit, with the same question. They really only mentioned something kinda related to that question when Barry changed Caitlin out of her clothes from coming back home after the bar when her and Barry hung out and she got drunk,(probably for the first time in her life), and she asks: did you sneak a peak? Also Jessie and/or Wally might have changed and looked at the other before, during, and after they dated, 🍑👀.
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2020.11.25 00:19 gooselives_ The Transplant's Guide to Laredo

Buen día!
Welcome to The Gateway City. You're probably reading this because you are relocating to Laredo for work. Moving somewhere new can always be a chaotic experience, but I hope this extensive guide on all aspects of Laredo living will help make your time in Laredo as memorable as mine was. Grab a Dos XX with Tajin or a Margarita and enjoy. A bit about myself: I lived in Laredo from early 2016 - to late 2017 after I graduated from college for work. I periodically go back to visit friends since I live in Houston now. I didn't make a ton of money when I was there for my flying job, but I still had the time of my life. Please keep in mind these are my opinions and thoughts from my time there. I had a blast being there in my early 20's, but I know priorities and interests change as people age, however, I've tried to be objective when writing this guide for everyone.
Mods please please feel free to pin this post to help others out down the road.

Overall thoughts:
The best way I can describe Laredo is that it's like you took a trip to Mexico, but you get to keep all the cool benefits of being in the United States. It's kind of the best of both worlds, and I found both the people and culture of Laredo to be great. There is nothing like grinding at work during the week just to make it to hang out at the pool day drinking with your friends doing Carne's (short for Carneasada aka cookouts), going out, and the afters (after parties) on the weekends. Oh, I forget to mention the food is AWESOME. Also worth noting, anyone that is not Latino in Laredo is a minority which is kind of a cool experience in itself.

The Weather:
Take a look at your weather app for Laredo right now, if it's winter you'll notice that it's probably in the 50-70 degree range. In very rare circumstances it has snowed in Laredo, but being from the Midwest I found the winters are super mild. Summer on the other hand is a whole other animal, expect hot temps in the low 100's especially in mid to late summer. In reality, there is Summer and Fall in Laredo. Fortunately, it is a normally dry heat. It can get slightly humid though if the winds are out of the East from the Gulf, but it depends on the day. It's usually sunny a majority of the time though which is cool. Your summer wardrobe will be in use 9-10 months of the year.

Where to live:
Like anything this depends on your budget, however, Laredo is a very affordable city when it comes to renting and buying. I lived off Bob Bullock Loop and 359 (Southside). Like anything, economically driven rent in the city fluctuates but is extremely affordable compared to almost any other city. I paid 1000/mo for a nicer 2 bed 2 bath. Around town, a nice one bed runs in the 600-850/mo range and 2/2 runs in the 1100-1200/mo area at the nicer complexes.
My roommate and I lived where we did because we flew out of the airport so it was a quick drive for us, but if I had to do it again, I would have probably lived in a bit more of a "busier" part of town in the McPherson and Delmar area or on the north side since we found ourselves driving there when we'd go out most of the time. This area is also considered to be some of the more "higher end" part of town with nicer houses and stuff. apartments.com has been my go-to source the past 6 times I've moved, give it a look if you are shopping around.
I highly recommend picking a place with a pool and/or a grill if you're remotely interested in that sort of thing. Due to Laredo's climate the pool and grilling out are a way of life. It's also a great place to meet people.

Getting Around:
Having a vehicle is the most practical answer for Laredo, however, Uber and Lyft markets have popped up in the last few years. The bus system for the city is called El Metro. Laredo is pretty easy to get around, the only major highway is 35 which starts at the river (the Rio Grande crossing downtown) and goes to points North like SA, Austin, and Dallas. Bob Bullock Loop orbits the city to the East.
**Important Notes About Driving in Laredo*\*: Uninsured motorists are abundant meaning expect some sort of increase in your car insurance. I thought I knew how to drive until I came to Laredo. People drive fast, yellow lights mean speed up, and red lights/stop signs are optional. For some reason, drunk driving is also a very abundant thing, especially in the evenings/late night hours. I'm hoping this issue has improved since I lived there since Uber and Lyft are now a thing. Either way, stay alert, be a defensive driver, and you'll be fine.

What to do:
Many locals cite "things to do" while living in Laredo to be the toughest category to fill. Bottom line, it's a small town, however, there is something for everyone in town!
Bars:
Going out is the big thing to do in town most weekends as drinking is considered one of the biggest activities. I loved it, but I also know it's not for everyone. However, there are a wide variety of bars to pick from each having a different vibe. I've listed some of my favorites below. A lot of bars/restaurants have a DJ or band after a certain time. Bars are spread out across the city, but cluster in the McPherson/DelmaJacaman (pronounced Haca-man) area and now downtown. Bars close at 2 AM but people love to party till the sun comes up so after-parties at people’s houses are common.
Restaurants:
So many good ones that can range from cheap to expensive, but the food is good at all of them! Here is my list of local spots, but Yelp is usually a good place to check for updated options.
Activities:
https://www.facebook.com/365thingslaredo Is a great group to follow to get daily updates on things going on around Laredo.

Where to shop:
This one is a big no brainer for me personally, but HEB, the big Texas grocery chain, is the move. They have great selections (especially their meat and produce) and pretty good prices. If you want to save a bit more, Fiesta or Walmart is your only other big options that are worth a look. Laredo also has any major brick and mortar retail store Best Buy etc and a Mall with all the normal Mall stores. The outlet mall on the river is a super cool spot to I recommend doing some retail therapy at.

Where to Workout/Active Stuff:
There are all sorts of gyms between cross fit, yoga, Orange Theory, and your brick and mortar gyms (Crunch, Anytime, Golds, etc.) If you're into outdoorsy trail stuff North Central Park has a nice set of trails and Lake Casablanca State Park on the East side has some pretty good trails for the area also. If golfing is your thing there are a couple of golf courses, Casablanca Golf Course is your run of the mill Par 3 and the Laredo Country Club is the nice golf course in town. I know Laredo also has some rec sports adult leagues if you're into that like Flag football and stuff, Google should be able to help you find out more about those.

Safety and Crossing the border:
Laredo like any mid-size city has its share of crime, however, there is a very large presence of Local and State Police, DEA, FBI, and Border Patrol in the city due to its proximity to Mexico. Like any major city, lock your doors and take out any valuables in your car. The few homeless people stick to the I-35 corridor mostly. Lock your doors and windows and you'll be fine. There are sketchier parts of town the further south you go, but I never had issues as many of these people are often very humble and respectful people.
Cartels:
I remember watching the Border Wars show before I moved and thinking "Oh shit, what did I sign up for?" Cartels are simply a reality of life especially on the border, but they also exist in any major city around the world, they just happen to be a bit more prevalent in their activities at the border. They exist and have a hand in many things both in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo (businesses, politics, etc.). Like anywhere keep a street smart head, vigilant attitude, and don't hang out with the wrong types of people and you will be fine in Laredo. LADIES, please carry some sort of protection with you like mace and stay in groups when out, especially when downtown.
Crossing:
I'll start with this disclaimer that I'm a 6' white guy, so I don't blend in that well. However, I dated a girl I met at a bar who lived across in Nuevo Laredo for 10 months so I got my full share of the crossing experiences. I'm witting this during COVID times so things are a bit different atm. The crossing is an experience I could and probably should do a thread about on its own, but I'll summarize what I can here.
There are two ways to cross: 1. Driving or 2. Taking the footbridge both located downtown. I walked every time because my GF at the time would pick me up on the other side, but a word of caution. If you drive understand that having non-expired US plates and a nice car makes you a target for robbings and other non-fun stuff. I recommend getting a bank such as Charles Schwab with zero international ATM fee's and that gives you a 1:1 exchange rate when pulling out cash from an ATM, however, the border exchange places near the bridges work in a pinch. Cash is king there. If you do cross you need to at least have a remote working knowledge of the Spanish language or be with someone who does, it's amazing how different life can be across a 20-foot body of water.
I often heard stories where people crossed to go to places like Jose Frog's and other bars and shops every weekend in the ‘80s, but times have unfortunately changed since. There were relatively calm periods and today there are periods of literal war in the streets. Please ask one of the many locals that commute to Laredo daily for work if they think it is safe to cross for that day since it is truly a dynamic environment. If you work in any sort of government or law enforcement line of work, DO NOT CROSS.
If you do want to cross, understand that I recommend the following:
Looking back I was pretty reckless at times when I went across because I was with my GF, her brothers, or her family most of the time so I felt relatively safe. Please live through my experiences if you are dying to push the envelope with crossing. If you're considering a visit to "La Zona", don't. It's cool, but you can get the same experience in Vegas without the fear of being kidnapped or killed. Going out over there is super cheap, but the bars all pay a "toll" to the cartels weekly to operate. It's not out of the ordinary for Federales/Cartel to come through a packed bar with AR-15's or the cartel to kick everyone out if the business didn't pay that week. We got stopped by the cartel a few times asking why I was visiting so much. They watch the bridges 24/7, they know the second you step on their turf, and they know what you do and who you do it with. Remember that you can also easily get mixed up with the wrong people on the Laredo side of the river which is equally as dangerous. Know who your friends are!

Closing tips:
-Laredo is what you make it, if you do nothing and sit around it’s going to suck so make the best of it.
-I wish my Spanish was a bit better before I moved there. It comes in handy A TON as Spanish is the preferred language and a majority of folks speak it. Knowing it will make your life easier.
- Get one of those windshield sun shades for your car, they are a necessity in the hot weather
- Gentlemen. If your single don’t be creepy, go talk to that girl and ask her to dance! Latin culture is very cool, open, confident, and fun.
- Embrace the culture and enjoy it
- Go to a Quinceañera and a traditional Mexican wedding
- Learn how to Line Dance and Cumbia!
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2020.11.24 21:34 Quick_Hovercraft_268 I [M23] am in love like never before. But I’m so scared of messing things up.

Spool back two weeks. I [M23, Europe] get assigned to work with a girl [F22] in a university class project. I don’t know her, never met her.
Because of Covid, all classes are remotely on Zoom at this time.
I figure out that perhaps we should talk on the phone about our project. I message her on the student portal and ask for her number, she gives it and says I could call any time.
I call her up, we talk for a while about the project, before drifting off into other topics. The conversation is flowing so easily and so deep and interesting, and we figure out that we have a lot of the same interests in common (literature, travel, philosophy). After 3 and a half hours that pass by at lightning speed, at 1:30 AM in the morning, we hang up even though we both want to continue talking through the night. She says that she will go to the library the next day to study (which is still open), and that I could come with her and we could have lunch together. I of course agree.
I remember I couldn’t sleep at all, I knew I had met my soulmate.
The next day and the days after, I get to the library, we sit there studying, and take long, long breaks with the same endless, interesting talks. In the evenings we chat for hours on Whatsapp.
I learn more and more about her, and she about me. The most interesting conversations are about our personal backgrounds and childhood and how they have shaped us. After a while, we talk about relationships, past experiences and find out that we are 100% on the same page in our view of what is important in a relationship and how to make it work.
One night, I’m sitting in bed, after we’ve yet again talked until early in the morning about philosophical questions, travels, and other incredibly interesting stuff. I realise that I’m in love like I never have been before. And that without giving what have mattered to me in previous dates and relationships (looks, style of clothing, food preferences, background, etc) a single thought. For the first time, I’ve fallen in love with a person at a truly substantial level.
More days pass, more talking, and then one day last week we’re both studying at home, when she says she wants to get out of her apartment for a while and asks if I want a coffee. We go to a coffee place near her, and that little coffee break turns into a three hour chat - the manager had to throw us out at closing time. We walk to the bus stop, I thought she would just go home because it was 15 minutes until the bus came. But no, she wanted to wait there with me and continue talking. When the bus finally arrived, we gave eachother one big, long hug.
And then today, we’ve agreed that on Friday, we will drink wine, talk and maybe watch a movie at her place. All bars are closed in our country, so there’s really no other place to drink alcohol than in private homes anyway.
I’m so nervous about this upcoming meeting. I know very well that I should try to make a move, but I’m very afraid that she’s going to reject me and that I have misunderstood everything.
There has not been one single moment of embarrassing silence when we’ve talked together, but that can of course change if she gets to know that I want something different than her. That would not be very cool because I, for one, would love to have her as a friend, and the school project would not be so fun to work on in this situation. And last, but not least, the heartbreak. She’s literally the partner I had imagined in my dreams, and I’m in love like I’ve never been before.
What would you do? I’m thinking about, on Friday, playfully hugging and touching her before maybe moving on to see if she wants to cuddle more. I’m NOT (only) after sex with her, this is a lasting relationship or nothing.
Tl;dr: In love like never before, scared of fucking up with the consequences it will have for myself and a school project I’m working on with the girl.
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2020.11.24 20:34 FrequentIssue9410 Second dui

So I have two duis. Second one happened bc I thought I could go to a restaurant and have one beer while I ordered my lunch ended up drinking more than I should and pulled over for speeding which lead to the dui no one was in harms way on both occasions. I know I’m at fault and it was a really stupid decision of mine. I’m just trying to feel normal again I still have my job but it kills me inside that I can’t get my cdl anymore and how hard dating will be I just turned 30 and just feels like I ruined my life for stopping at a bagrill after hitting the gym up. I got arrested in gym clothes 🤦🏻‍♂️ Also how hard is it to get new jobs with 2duis on your record. I’m a really smart hard working guy who just makes stupid choices and let’s his guard down when I drink. Haven’t drank since that day!
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