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Core Issues - Continuity - Night Lighting and Seasons - Screenshot Tour & Rant

2020.11.28 04:10 Bonzo82 Core Issues - Continuity - Night Lighting and Seasons - Screenshot Tour & Rant

Core Issues - Continuity - Night Lighting and Seasons - Screenshot Tour & Rant
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Readers! Strangers! Citizens!

Let's talk about continuity today. I'll take you for a tour to show you night lighting and seasons on the maps I got. Right now it's Causcasus, Persian Gulf , Nevada and Normandy. Next week I'll buy the Syria and Channel maps and add impressions from there. I will get back to this in the future to prove a few points. All screenshots taken today, ingame timestamp 14062016 between 0000J and 0200J . Gamma 2.0.
Caucasus, Kashuri Gap
As you can see, the lighting looks pretty good and realistic on the free map. With the lights from the villages and small settlements visible over long distances.

Caucasus, Tbilisi
Same goes for larger city areas, like Georgia's capital in this example. Now let's look at the Persian Gulf.

Persian Gulf, east of Dubai
On this map, the level of quality is even higher. As you would expect from a paid DLC Map. Just look at the roads winding through the desert in the distance.

Over Dubai at 12,500 Feet MSL
Dubai by night looks even more impressive. Note the lighing of the skyscrapers below and the buldings on The Palm in the background.

Same time, same place. Just a little lower.
All in all, it's a high quality lighting on Persian Gulf map. Unfortunately, it's a different situation on my other maps. Let's look at Normandy first.

Normandy. Right above central Caen.
At 12500 Feet MSL, the lights from the city can barely be seen. This might be due to the corner in spacetime, with lights beeing less intensive anyway. And people avoiding light emission due to night time bombing raids. Let's have a closer look.

Normandy. East of Caen.
At 6250 MSL, the lights from the brighter parts of the city can be seen very well. Even from a greater distance.

Bright parts of Caen, rofftop level.
But when flying on low level, you can see that nearby lights seem pretty bright. Looks light they aren't that worried about bombing raids. But they fade very fast with greater distance. All it all, it seems like the visibilty of the scenery lighting is a little of on this map.

On Nevada, it's even worse :
Nevada Map. Northwest of Pahrump
The City of Pahrump is right ahead. Just a couple of miles away. Yet there's only a dark mist and a few lighter dots to give you an idea where it should be.

Nevada Map. Las Vegas.
When flying over a denly populated area, it's obvious that only the lights from a small circle around the aircraft are visible. In a greater distance, there are only a few bright dots that give you an idea about a human settlement. Note the Resort buildings around the strip that seem well lit in an otherwise dark area.

It has been like this since the 2.5.6 patch launched on Valentine's Day 2020. I made a few posts on ED forum to find out if there's a chance that the lighting will be improved in the future. Thinking it was a bug.
My Bug Report
ED forum link [here]. Mentioned this problem in a couple of places, just like a number of other users. Didn't get a reply from ED until a few days later NineLine went in :

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As you can see, he said 'PG and Black Sea' were the 'test bed' for the lighting improvements. For me as a customer, it's a little hard to understand why some maps like the free Caucasus map see significant improvements in lighting quality. While the lighting in my paid DLC maps remains in a questionable state.

Have you seen the time stamp? It was in February 2020. Now, more than nine moths later, it's in the same condition. Nothing has changed. Just follow the link above and look at the screenshots in the thread. I would love to hear their opinion on that. But unfortunately, they revoked my posting rights. Because I kept inquiring about shit like that.

Talking shit like that, there's another long standing issue that can get annoying as hell over time. It's the seasons on Normandy. Which is a full-price DLC map. We already feature some screenshots, but I want them here, too. They prove my point. Look at the free map :
South of Zugdidi. April, July, October and January.
There's a significant difference between the various seasons. This sets a certain standart. When buying an expensive DLC, one would expect it to be on the same or higher level of quality. But on Normandy, it's a whole different situation :

Somewhere on Normandy. Same dates as above.

The difference in color during spring/summer is only due to different times of day. There are only two seasons on Normandy : Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter. And they don't even differ that much. It's just a slightly different shade of green. There is no snow. All in all, it seems a little low-effort. Even more so when you look at the high level of detail of the WW2 units. Some even have winter camo. Which seems a little pointless when there is no winter on the WW2 map.

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Like I said, there's no warning or anything on the store description. Nothing will let you know that stuff like this is missing. And it's not exactly appreciated when you talk too much about these issues on ED forum. Better don't complain about these things or bring them up multiple times. Otherwise, their community management might make you regret it.

In my humble user opinion, it's hard to understand why ED doesn't address these points. And even harder why they can't take criticism about stuff like this. When they decide to leave it in place over moths or years, they should at least be prepared to defend that decision in public. Instead of using excessive force on everyone voicing legitimate complaints.

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Looking into this leads right to a severe core issue that we already mentioned. Continuity. The uneven distribution of everything in DCS. This is a prime examples. You'll find many of them in DCS World War II. Which is why we chose it as a starting point. It leads right into what is going wrong with DCS.


I have to deal with some personal stuff at the moment, that's why releases are a bit slow lately. But during the next couple of days, we'll use WW2 examples to look into a few other core issues like content, product sustainment and their infamous community management. Until then, have a good time, fellow readers.

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2020.11.27 21:16 ScaryStorySociety “The Harvest” PART 1

“The Harvest” PART 1-DarskShadow031
The date was November 26. 1775. The weather was cloudy and cold. The innocent, inquisitive, eight year old, Edgar Troff was swinging a stick back and forth and spinning around in circles in his mother’s cottage’s backyard while she baked the Thanksgiving turkey. He could smell the aroma of the tender meat and strong herbs that the oven was emitting from inside and wanted to go inside, however, his mother had told him earlier that there was going to be a surprise waiting for him when Thanksgiving dinner started and that him playing inside would spoil it. So, with glee, Edgar ran outside into the backyard that was filled with crisp, burgundy, honey, amber, and coffee colored leaves and made do with what he could. He did his best not to look at the widow and strayed away from the door just in case his mother opened it to get vegetables from the backyard’s garden. Edgar had stopped spinning after about two minutes and was laughing while trying to catch his balance when he heard a small meow and rustle come from a nearby bush in the garden. Edgar, being intrigued by the sound, wobbled and waddled over to the bush. Once he arrived at the bush, Edgar asked “Who’s there?”. No reply. Wanting to know what was inside the bush, Edgar cautiously and enthusiastically stuck his hand inside the bush and was quickly met with a black cat pouncing onto him. The cat did not see angered. Instead it seemed playful. This assumption was proved correct when the cat began licking Edagrs face before jumping off and rolling around in the grass. Edgar, wanting to please his new friend, threw the stick that he had from earlier in the opposite direction of him and towards the backyard’s white picket fence’s door.
The cat did not move for a second, but when it did, it ran over to the stick. It didn't pick it up. Instead, it leapt over the fence and into the woods behind the fence. “Wait! Mr cat! You were supposed to pick up the stick! Not jump over the fence!”, Edgar exclaimed before running over to the fence’s door, unlocking it, and running into the somewhat dark and gloomy woods that surrounded his mother’s cottage. “Mr cat where are you?”, Edgar asked while slowing his pace. Edgar repeated this phrase about ten times within the course of two minutes. Edgar would hear meows in a certain direction from time to time, so he would follow those meows in hopes to find the cat. “Mr. Cat! Where are you”, Edgar shoted for the last time before hearing “:Meow”. Edgar looked to his right and saw the black cat sitting still. “There you are!”, Edgar said with joy. As Edgar said this, the cat stopped sitting and sprinted deeper into the woods. “Mr Cat! Why are you always running?”, Edgar said, getting frustrated. Lucky for Edgar, he was able to see the cat running and chased after it. After about half a minute of catching up to the cat, Edgar was about a foot behind it. After about a minute of running, the cat slowed down and began walking prior to coming to a halt.. Edgar copied what the cat did and was able to stand next to the cat. Edgar had spent so much time looking at the ground that he did not pay attention to his surroundings, so he was surprised to see a tunnel of brambles and branches. There was something off about the tunnel. Maybe it was the fact that there was a white light coming from within the tunnel. Maybe it was the fact that a dark shadow lingered above the tunnel despite the tunnel being in an open patch, void of trees.
Maybe it was the fact that despite fog being nowhere else in the woods, there was a somewhat heavy cloud almost shrouding the tunnel. After about twenty seconds of staring at the bundle of briar, the cat slowly walked towards and eventually into the tunnel. “Hey! Mr. Cat! What are you doing?”, Edgar questioned. An echoed “Meow” could be heard from inside the tunnel. Edgar, being curious and wondrous, took the cat’s response as a sign to follow it. So, Edgar Troff walked closer to the tunnel, got on his hands and knees and crawled through the foggy entrance and into the tunnel of branches. “It’s a little cramped in here Mr. Cat”, Edgar said as the tunnel’s width and height grew smaller and narrower. A distant meow echoed through the tunnel. “Is this where you liv Mr. Cat?”, Edgar questioned aloud while squinting and seeing the outline of a cat through the now dense fog. . Another meow echoed through the tunnel. “How can you see through all this fog Mr. Cat?”, Edgar asked before coughing, the heavy mist entering his mouth from all of the talking that he was doing. This time, a meow was not heard. Instead, the sound of banjos, drums, and trumpets could be heard. “Wow, Mr. Cat, I didn’t know you could play so many instruments!”, Edgar exclaimed in shock. Soon after this comment, Edgar no longer saw the shadow or outline of the cat. Poor edgar was now getting poked with branches and twigs because the tunnel was so small now. However, Edgar was lucky that he was small enough to reach what was assumed to be the end of the tunnel. Edgar assumed he had reached the exit of the tunnel because he saw a light.
Not the eerie glow that the tunnel emitted, but a brighter light. The sunlight. Edgar Troff crawled out of the other end of the bramble tunnel and was greeted with a small town that was covered in tilled fields, perfectly rounded hills that could be seen for miles, small houses that looked much like barns, and a bandstand-like platform with figures that couldn't be made out just yet. What made Edgar’s new discovery extra dreamy was the fact that since the tunnel was on a hill, he was standing over the town, getting a view of how the warmth and golden shine, that the sun painted the town in, looked.. The view was just like a painting that his mother had hanging up in her living room. It looks just like it. “Wow. This place is nice”, Edgar said in awe. “Ooh, look! A basket. I should pick some food for Mr. Cat”, Edgar advised himself. So, for the next five minutes, Edgar walked along the dirt path that led into the town, picking tomatoes, carrots, herbs, and even flowers that were almost out of the ground or were easy to pick off the vine, to give to his new friend, Mr. Cat. After these five minutes passed, Edgar looked a little to his left and in the distance he saw a pair of black ears moving up and down in the midst of a cornfield. “Oh! There's Mr. Cat!”, Edgar said. “Mr. Cat! Mr. Cat! I’ve got some food for you!”, Edgar yelled while running very fast toward the field. Edgar was running so fast, in fact, that when he reached the field, he accidentally bumped into someone, spilling all of the produce that he had picked. “Oh, I’m so sorry”, Edgar apologised.
Edgar then looked up to see what appeared to be whiskers, a pink noise, and a claw, barely visible through the rays of sun that were shining onto the mysterious character. “Mr. Cat?”, Edgar asked, confused. “Oh my. Look. Food!” the unknown figure whispered with a gasp. “Oh! Yes! The food! I was just getting some for my friend, Mr. Cat”, Edgar explained while reaching for the basket. A chuckle could be heard from above. “Here, let me help you”, a petite voice with a southern accent, said. It sounded just like his mother. Just like her. With that statement, a claw that was attached to an arm that was clad with a blue dress pattern reached to help Edgar off of the ground. Edgar reached for the claw and was quickly hoisted up. Looking up, at the once unknown figure, Edgar could now see that it was a cat or was it a person. It was a cat-person but that was impossible. A cat can’t be both a person and an animal. It had to be one or the other. A cat couldn’t wear clothes like a person, yet, this one was wearing a big, blue and white one with a decorated floppy hat. “You’re not Mr. Cat”, Edgar finally spoke. “Why, of course not”, the cat-person said with a small laugh. “I’m Mrs.Bombay.”, the now known cat-person said, emphasizing the Mrs. part. “I never knew an animal could be a person as well,” Edgar said, still in awe at what he was seeing. “Why of course they can. Everyone here in Croppsfield is an animal and a person but of course you didn't know thatYou must be from the barn", Mrs. Bombay said. "Oh no. I'm not from a barn. My Uncle Harris works on a farm with a barn", Edgar said while smiling.
"You're funny. The late ones are always the funny ones", Mrs. Bombay said as her voice trailed off. "What do you mean by late?", Edgar inquired. "Why, I mean you're late for the harvest. Usually, people from the barn arrive in town about a few days into the month. That might affect your taste but we can always fix that with some mashed potatoes and gravy", Mrs. Bombay said reassuringly. "Oh, thank you? I mean, my mother always says I have good taste in friends but I don't know how mashed potatoes and gravy are going to fix that", Edgar said. "Always funny you late ones", Mrs. Bombay said quietly before grabbing Edgar's hand. "Now, let's get you to the fireplace before it's too late", Mrs. Bombay said before leading Edgar out of the cornfield. So, off Mrs. Bombay and Edgar went, walking down the dirt path that led into town. Along the way to the fireplace that Mrs. Bombay had mentioned, Edgar was able to see and greet other animal people. There was a cow wearing overalls covered in mud with a straw hat picking wheat named Mr. Holstein, there was a chicken that was setting a freshly baked sunflower seed pie in her house window named Ms. Minorca, and a sheep named Mr. Merino who was closing his barber shop. All of them were incredibly happy about Edgar's arrival and all told him that they were very excited to have him for their harvest dinner and Edgar was very excited to be had for dinner.
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2020.11.27 13:53 Vcom7418 (Spoilers for 10th Doctor and River Song) Review for the 10th Doctor and River Song boxset

Hello! Listened to the whole thing within two days, and despite it being so recent, I really wanted to review this boxset. River Song is probably my favorite character in Doctor Who besides the Time Lord/Lady themselves, and besides listening to very flawed, but by this point nostalgic Diary of River Song, I really wanted more of her interactions with current doctors (especially Capaldi because of their chemistry in Husbands of River Song). That said, 10 and River is also a very much untouched well, and as such, I am happy this got released. Let's get into the reviews:

Expiry Dating - At this point, James Goss is probably within my top 3 Who writers with Shearman and Moffat (don't judge). I have to preface this by saying that I love 10th Doctor Adventures (listened to all of boxset 1, and halfway through vol 2), my slight issue with those after listening to the Main Range and it's weird, wacky and dark releases that those stories could easily be tv episodes. It's not a bad thing, but I know all of Big Finish writers could do more. This story is the more that I wanted. This story could not be told in any way other than audio due to it's narrative device being Doctor and River writing letters to each other, the 2 only meeting around 3 times across the entire story, as 10 tries to chase River around while she tries to get the Doctor into Apocalypse Vault. The final twist and why River was trying to get the Doctor in there is incredibly heartwarming after following both these characters for so long, as River "gifts" this adventure to Doctor as a pick me up after having to say good bye to Donna. I really love James Goss stories, and their sheer quantity in 2020, on top of him managing Time Lord Victorious is maddening to me (9/10)
Precious Annihilation - Very simple, tv-esque Doctor Who story that does manage to capture the feel of pre-Waters of Mars 2009 special. In all honesty, I'd have prefered if this was a pure historical rather than semi-historical tale that this turned out to be, as Doctor and River search for a source of exploding jewelry in 20th century in 17th. Tennant and Kingston have amazing chemistry, the setting are great, but the plot itself is kinda just alright (6/10)
Ghosts - The twist would've been great had I not known about Sixth Sense lol. Sadly, after that movie popularized the twist, I don't think it's possible to make "I see dead people" twist truly great. Doctor lands on a planet that is a popular tourist destination due to it's ghosts after being summoned there by River, but people start being eaten up by a strange mist, and Doctor and River keep seeing their own ghosts making them believe they will day, and Doctor misplaced his screwdriver somewhere. And after Doctor and River discover that the ghosts are actually holograms based on memory of a dead colony ship, and the "ghost" Doctor has the screwdriver this is where you deduce the rest of the plot. I think the main problem with the twist is that it gives you too many hints to it. In all honesty, if you remove the screwdriver, the plot becomes much stronger. But this story isn't just in the twist of Doctor and River being ghosts. After all, they were ghosts for some reason, and that becomes very heartwarming as the second-to-last track puts the entire episode into perspective. Other than that, the side cast feels stilted, but considering the whole "fading hologram" thing, maybe it was the point. The ending is also very heartwarming and slightly tearjerking. (8/10)
A weird thing about this boxset is that there isn't really a villain in any of them. Closest it comes to is the mastermind of exploding jewelry in Precious Annihilation, but it turns out she had a reason to do what she did, and once convinced, she disarms all her bombs. It's slightly strange how the villain in all 3 stories is mostly the situation itself, which in a way makes it a very interesting connecting thread in all 3 stories. Overall, this is a very good boxset that I recommend, and hopefully David Tennant and Alex Kingston would have enough free time after the COVID threat passes to record more boxsets together.
Thank you for reading this :D
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2020.11.27 02:20 pandasparkle [SELL/SWAP US only] BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! FREE ITEMS WITH PURCHASE! Makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, nails, brushes, and sets. Includes Limited Editions Items! Mostly BNIB! Free gifts w/ purchase & free makeup bags! ABH, Benefit, Colourpop, Clinique, Ofra, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay & more!

Welcome! :D This is an updated list for those who purchased/swapped with me before
UPDATE: I added FWP items throughout the post, you can add as many as you want (no max) but shipping may cost extra if it becomes too heavy.
BN = Brand new, BNIB = Brand new in box, SU = Slightly used, RV = Retail Value

Makeup

Primers:
Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $19
Benefit The PoreFessional Pore Smoothing Face Primer Full Size 0.75 oz BNIB $14 each x3
Cover FX Blurring Primer 1.0 oz 80% left $7
Elf Poreless Putty Primer BNIB $6 each x2
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 70% left $2 or FWP
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Color Correcting Adjust Travel Size 0.50 BN $5
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Minimize Pores Primer Full Size 1 oz BNIB $15
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance 1 oz BNIB $15
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Water Drop Primer 0.68 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Foundations, Concealers, Powders:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 1 oz BNIB $20
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer “6 Ivory” SU $10
Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer + Eraser “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup “27 Alasbaster N” Used $5
Colourpop No Filter Foundation "Fair 15" SU $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer SPF 50+ “Light Medium” 80% left Exp 10/19 $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof Concealer “Medium” BNIB $10
Lottie London Ready Set! Go Setting Powder 0.52 oz BN $4
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation “Y325” 1.01 oz SU $10
Maybelline Superstar Better Skin Foundation "Warm Nude 30" 1 oz Used (few years old but smell hasn't changed) FWP
Nyx Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation "Warm Vanilla" 1.01 oz Used x1 $5
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation "Shade 2.1" 1 oz BNIB $20
Tarte Creaseless Concealer “Light Medium Neutral” BNIB $13
Tarte Rainforest of Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette SU (W/ Box) $10
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder “Translucent” BNIB $17 each x2
Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Warm Beige” BNIB $18
Ulta Beauty Youthful Glow Foundation "Light Warm" 1.1 oz BNIB $6
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer “Light Neutral” Swatched $10
Setting Sprays:
Colourpop Crystal Setting Spray “Aquamarine”, “Aventurine” BNIB $7 each
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Dewy Finish 3.04 oz BN $4
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 3.04 oz BN $15 each
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ 1.0 oz BN $10
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Full Size 2.03 oz BN $6 each x7
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist 2.8 oz BN $10
PUR Haze Mist Setting Spray CBD Replenishing Facial Setting Spray BNIB $10
Revlon Photoready Prep, Set, Refresh Mist (Sprayed once) $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus 3-in-1 Primer Water 1.52 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Eyebrows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x14), Dark Brown (x3), Ebony (x6), Medium Brown (x13), Soft Brown (x12) BNIB $13 each
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Triangular Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x2), Medium Brown (x3), Soft Brown (x2) BNIB $14 each
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Full Size: Shades 3 (x2), 3.5 (x3), 4.5 (x3), 5, 6 Full Size BNIB $14 each
Benefit KaBrow Cream Gel Eyebrow Color Full Size: Shade “3” BN no box $10
Benefit Soft & Natural Brows Kit Shade 6 Includes Full Size Goof Proof Brow Pencil, High Brow Pencil, mini 24hr Brow Setter, and Shaping Stencils BNIB $20
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel BN $3 or FWP
Eyes:
Ardell Demi Wispies 4 pack BN $6 each x4
Colourpop Super Shock Shadows “Bandit”, “Cheap Date”, “Crimper”, “Deux”, “Elixir”, “Liberty”, “Quatre”, “Seeker”, “Super Hard Core”, “Trois” SU $4 each or all 10 for $30
Colourpop Super Star Loose Pigment “Badlands”, “Typhoon” SU $4 each or $6 for both
Covergirl Clean Fresh Mascara “Extreme Black” BN $3
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Intense Black” BN $3
Essence Metal Shock Liquid Eyeshadow “01 Solar Explosion”, “02 Stars & Stories”, “03 Galaxy Rocks”, “04 Supernova”, “05 Moon Dust”, “06 Total Eclipse” Swatched $2 each or all for $5
Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner "Black" BNIB $10
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Full Size BNWOB $12
Kiss Lash Couture “Gala” BN $3 each x3
Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara “Black” BNWOB $10
Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Milani Stay Put Eyeliner “03 Duchess” BNIB $3
Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color "Nudity" Swatched $10
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk” BN $3
Ofra Black Eyeliner BN $5
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner “Black” BNIB $10
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow “Shake Down” BNIB $5 each x2
TheBalm Overshadow The Sexpots Loose Eyeshadow “No Money, No Honey” BNIB $5
Ulta Beauty Glitter Eye Top Coat “Born To Shine” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Duo Includes “Petite” and “Beauty Junkie” BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer “Nude” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Plush Drama Volumizing Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Bold Ambition Volumizing & Conditioning Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara BN $4 x2
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Waterproof Eye Pencil Full Size “Perversion” BNIB $15 each x2
Cheeks (Highlighters, Blushes, Bronzers):
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Full Size BN $18
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ”Off Tropic” Swatched $6
Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” BNIB $27
Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick “400 So Gilty” BN $4
Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Stick “Peach Lightening” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick “Contour” BNIB $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palette “Fierce Mind” BN $8
Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Stick “Incandescent 03” BNIB $3 or FWP
NYX Whipped Wonderland Liquid Highlighter Limited Edition “LH001 Flight of the Fairy” BNIB $7
NYX Away We Glow Illuminating Powder “Brick Road” BN $5
Ofra Eyeshadow/Highlighter Single “Bliss” BN $9 each
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush “Plum Rose” SU $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Champagne" Swatched $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Pearl” BN $7
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush “Bittersweet”, “Quiver” Swatched $10 each or #15 for both
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Palm Beach Ready” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Ticket to Brazil” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter “Bronze Over The Rainbow”, “Everlasting Glow” SU $4 each
Wet n Wild Megoglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter "Goddess Glow", “Halo, Goodbye” BN $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bar Limited edition “Earth” BN $10
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar “Holly Gold Head” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder “Blossom Glow”, “Botanic Dream” BN $2 each “Precious Petals” Used FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder Limited edition “Moon Tears”, “Written in the Stars” BN $10 each
Ulta Beauty Duo Chrome Illuminator “Prismatic Mermaid” BN $4 each x2
Palettes: Eyes & Face
Colourpop iluvsarahii Chic-y Palette Not used but one shade is broken & mirror is not glued to palette $7
Colourpop In a Trance Pressed Powder Palette BNIB $12
Colourpop Custom Pressed Powder Palettes $15 each or $26 for both. Palette 1: “Tiki”, “Paper Tiger”, “Criss Cross”, “Cannonball” Palette 2: “Full Zip”, “The Hidden Hills”, “Golden Gate Bridge”, “Team Captain” All Shades are SU
Dose of Colors Hidden Treasures Palette BNIB $25
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $25
Laura Geller Montauk Escape Eye and Face Palette SU $15
Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (No mini eyeshadow primer) SU $17
Makeup Revolution Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette “Neutrals 3”, “Vitality, BN $3 each or $5 for both
Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All Eyeshadow Palette BN $5
Makeup Revolution #Selfie Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $5
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette “05 Earthy Elements” SU $3 or FWP
Ofra Empty Magnetic Palette SU $8
Pur Festival Palette BNIB $10
Sephora Collection Holographic Face & Cheek Palette BNIB $3
Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette BNIB $12
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $30
Ulta Palettes $2 each or FWP
Urban Decay On The Run Palette “Shortcut” BNIB $16
Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow Palette Swatched $10
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad Limited Edition “Secret Garden Rendezvous” BN $3
Lips (Highend)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Luna” BNIB $10
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette Vol 1 BNIB $30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Heathers” BN $10 “Veronica” SU $5 or both for $12
BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick “Petal” BNIB $11
Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss “Champagne Dream x Bellini” BNIB $9
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip “Cranberry Stiletto” BN $12
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip “Yucca” SU $5
Buxom Full On Lip Polish Full Size BNIB “Debbie” (x3, one w/ no box), “Hailey”, “Maddy” (no box), “Trixie”, “White Russian” (no box) $9 each
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick “Berry Me”, “Cork”, “Extra Saucy” SU $5 each or $10 for all
Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Liquid Lip “18 Gwyneth” BNIB $10
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Bow N Arrow” BNIB $14
Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss "Diva" BN $10
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit “Ulta Beauty” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Lip Kit “Bare” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick “Shook” SU $9
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner “Spice” BN $7
Lime Crime Diamond Crusher “Lit”, “Trip”, “Unicorn” BNIB $10 each
Lime Crime Lip Glaze (Butter + Glaze) “Rosemary” BNIB $10
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “Bleached” BNIB $12 each x2
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “New Americana” (New) $10, “Saint”, “Wicked” SU $5 each or $15 for all
Lime Crime Velvetine Lip Liner “Bittersweet”, “Drew”, “Fangs” Swatched $9 each or $18 for all
Lime Crime Plushies “Blackberry”, “Cola”, “Gumdrop”, “Jam”, “Orange Juice” SU $7 each for $25 for all
Lipstick Queen “Morning Sunshine” Lipstick BNIB $19 each x2
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner BNIB $9 each x2
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Hey Boy, Hey” BN $19
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Mamastarrr” BNIB $15
MAC Matte Lipstick “Whirl” SU $9
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Mamastarrr” BNIB $20
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Queen P” BN $10
MAC Very Valuable Lipglass Mini Kit 1 BNIB $9
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Bel Air BN”, “Laguna Beach (x2)” BNIB $12, “Las Olas (SU)” $9, “Mina (x2 one w/out box) $12, “Monaco (x3 one w/out box) BNIB $12
Smashbox Always On Cream to Matte Lipstick "Stepping Out" BNIB $9
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Spoiler Alert” BNIB $9
Stila Lip Glaze “Ruby Grapefruit” BN $5
Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl “Speedway” BNIB $9
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Dolce” SU $5 each
Tarte Lip Paint “Bling” (SU) $5, “Get It” (SU) $5, “TBT” (New) $9
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon “Blackout” BNIB $7
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss “Exaggerate” BNIB $9
Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick “Hopeless Romantic” “Safe Word” BN $8 each
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick “Sugar” SU $8
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze “Who Gives A Fig?” BNIB $9
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Liquid Lipstick “Forgive” & “Forget” Set BNIB $22
Urban Decay Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss “Shadowheart” BNIB $8
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick “Amulet” SU $5
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat “Copycat” BNIB $5
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Gloss “Glam Peach” BNIB $9
Lips (Drugstore):
Colourpop Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lip “Puppies!!! (Prismatic)” BNIB $10
Colourpop Lippie Stix “Only You (Creme)” BNIB $6
Elf Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick “Touch of Berry” BNIB $3 each x2 or FWP
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss “Behind the Scenes (Clear)” $2 each x2
Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub “Cherry Slush, “Sugar Tart” BN $5 each “Watermelon (not sealed but not used)” $2 or FWP
Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub “Rootbeer” SU exp: 1/19 $2 or FWP
Jordana Easyliner For Lips Retractable Pencil “Cabernet” SU $1 or FWP
LA Girl Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color “Champagne Fizz” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
LA Girl Ultimate Lip Liner “Keep It Spicy” BN $2 or FWP
Loreal Limited Edition Balmain Lipstick “Fever” BN $8
Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Chauffuer” BN $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Sophx “Fudge” SU $1 or FWP
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick “379 Fuchsia For Me” BN $3 each x3 or FWP
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick “25 I am Brave” BN $5
NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick “Exotic” BN $4 each or FWP
NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream “Sable” Used $1 or FWP
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Copenhagen” BN $3 or FWP
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Subversive Socialite” BN $3 each x2 or FWP
Palladio Matte Liquid Lip Color Casey Holmes Collab “Rescue” SU $4 or FWP
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner “063 Eastend Snob” BN $3 or FWP
Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go “09 Fuschia” BN $1 or FWP
Skinfix Lip Coconut Mint “Natural Watermelon Mint x2” BN $2 each or FWP
Sleek Major Matte Lip Cream “Rioja Red” BN & SU $1 each or FWP
Sleek Shattered Glass Lip Topper “Hoax” BN $2 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Poutstanding Lip Contouring Crayon “No Candy Do” BNIB $5 x2 each or FWP
The Balm Pickup Liners “Chemistry” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Automatic Lip Liner “Fresh” SU $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil “Sweet Rose” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel $1 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Lip Plumping Transforming Top Coat “Ethereal” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Luxe Lipstick “Mischievous”, “Social Status (x3)” BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Tinted Juice Infused Lip Oil “Passionate Peach” BN $5 each x2
Victoria’s Secret Lip Silk Sheer Gloss “Fearless” $2 or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Darkness Falls”,” Goth Topic”, SU $1 each or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Shady Witch”, “Nudist Peach” “Ride on My Copper x3 (Metallic)” BN $2 each or FWP

Skincare:

Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir 0.98 oz BNIB $17
CellTrion Skincure Real Complexion Cream Ex BNIB $10
Clinique ID Cartridge for Pores & Uneven Texture 0.34 oz BNIB $10
Clinique ID Dramatically different hydrating jelly 3.9 oz BNIB $19
Clinique 3 Step Skincare System Dry Combination Skin Type 2 includes Dramatically different moisturizing lotion (0.5 oz), Liquid Facial Soap Mild (1 oz), Clarifying Lotion 2 (1 oz) $8
Clinique Dewy Delights Set: Includes Moisture Surge 72 Hr Auto Replenishing Hydrator 0.5 oz, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 1 oz, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief 1 oz, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm “Woppin’ Watermelon” BNIB $19
Crepe Erase Flaw-Fix Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment SU $5 or FWP
DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 1.7 oz BNIB $29
Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum BNIB (Retail Price $145) $95
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream Sunscreen SPF 15 BNIB $20
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser (Combination) 4.2 oz BN $10
Foreo Day Cleanser Awakening Radiance Yogurt 2 oz BNIB $10
Foreo Night Cleanser Celestial Melting Gel 2 oz BNIB $10
Formula 10.0.6 Masks: Be Berry Awake Energizing Peel Mask, Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask, Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Mask, Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask, Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask, Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask $5 each or $20 for all
H20 + Rapids Probiotic Sorbet Moisturizer 1.7 oz BNIB $15
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment 1 oz BNIB $18
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 2 oz BN $60
Kiwi Botanicals Purifying Honey Melt Facial Cleanser 3.1 oz BN $6
Kopari Coconut Face Cream 2.5 oz BNIB $25
Kopari Coconut Melt 5.1 oz BN $15 each
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 5.1 oz BNIB $19
Kopari Coconut TLC Kit: Includes Coconut melt (2.5 oz), and Lip glossy (0.35 oz) BNIB $19
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea 8 oz BN $8
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water 8 oz BN $8
Murad Age Reform Hydo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 1.7 oz BNIB $39
Murad Hydrating Toner 6 oz BN $20
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 1.0 oz BNIB (Retail Price $89) $65
No 7 Early Defense Glow Activating Serum 1 oz BN $18
Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick 0.5 oz BNIB $10
OLAY Complete Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Combination/Oily 6 oz BNIB $6
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rish Atomic Heat Mask 5.1 oz BNIB (Retail Price $60) $40
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Moisturizer 0.64 oz $15
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads Super Size 90 Pads BNIB $46
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser 3 oz $6
Physician's Formula Argan Oil Used $5
ProactivMD Blackhead Dissolving Gel 1 oz BNIB $10
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Drying Lotion BN $7
Skinfood Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 93% 300 ml 10.14 oz BN $8
Skinfood Peach Jelly Soothing Gel 90% 10.14 oz BN $8
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub 5 oz BN $5
St. Ives “Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub”, “Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub”, “Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub + Mask”, “Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub” 6 oz BN $2 each or $5 for all
Tony Moly Peach Punch Sherbet Cleansing Balm 2.82 oz $10
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack 100 ml (3.38 oz) BNIB $10
Ulta Beauty 24k Magic Metallic Peel Off Mask Rose Gold 3.4 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Hydraburst Leave On Mask 1.7 oz BN $9
UpCircle Face Scrub Floral Blend $4

Body Care:

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3 oz BN $4 each x4 or FWP
Ahava Smoothing Body Lotion Superfood Kale & Turmeric 1.3 oz $3 x3 or FWP
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist “Carried Away” (Sprayed a few times), “Charmed Life” (Usage Shown), “Frosted Snowberry” (Usage Shown), “Into The Wild (Usage Shown)” 8 oz $6 each
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion “Sweet Pea” 8 oz $6
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Cream 8 oz $10
Bath & Body Works Body Shimmer Mist “Jingle Bellini” 8 oz Usage shown $9
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion “Coconut & Cream” 1 oz BN $5
H20+ Beauty Oasis Body Gel Moisturizer (2 oz) & Sea Green Body Butter (1 oz) BN $2 each or FWP
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 2.25 oz “Star Jasmine & Vanilla” (Limited Edition) BN $8
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Beach Body Raspberry Peach & Tamarind” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Summer Love Wildflowers & Coconut Water” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8.5 oz “Yuzu & Starfruit” SPF 30 Exp: 4/19 BN $10
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Goji Orange Lemonade” (Limited Edition) BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Mandarin Orange & Key Lime (Limited Edition)” BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Original" Summer Edition Packaging BN $15
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 21 oz: “Original” BN $30
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Joint & Muscle Arnica BN $4 or FWP
Kopari Coconut Body Glow 0.5 BN $10
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 BN 2 pack $10
Ouai Body Creme 1 oz BN $8
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz” “Blood Orange” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz: “Pineapple Flower” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica Body Butter “Hawaiian Ruby Guava”, “Indian Coconut Nectar”, “Sugared Amber Dreams”, “Tunisian Jasmine Lime” 1 oz BN $4 each or $12 for all
Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter 5 oz: “Blood Orange” SU $5
Physicians Formula Body Butter 0.5 oz BN $5
Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion 1 oz BN x2 $4 or FWP
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 2.3 oz “Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom” x4 BN $5 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Spritz Me Quick Super Hydrating Moisture Milk 4.2 oz SU $5
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 2.5 oz BN $15
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Almond Honey” 2 oz BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Bamboo Breeze” 10 oz BN $5
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Sweet Grapefruit” 10 oz BN $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Ravishing Love” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Tropic Breeze” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Bombshell Summer” 8.4 oz BN $20
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Exotic Bloom” 8 oz BN $8
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Cloud Blush” 8 oz BN $15
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Coco Lotion”, “Coco Zen” 14 oz BN $17 each
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Mist and Body Lotion Mini “Fresh & Clean” 2.5 oz BN $3 each or both for $5
Victoria’s Secret PINK Detox Time with Charcoal Purifying Clay Face & Body Mask 7 oz $9
YSL Mon Paris Lotion 1.6 oz BN x2 $10 each
(Free Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 0.33 oz “Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil” BN x2 w/ $10 body care purchase, while supplies last)

Haircare:

AG Hair Care Fast Food Leave In Conditioner 6 oz BN $10
American Crew Fiber Cream 3.3 oz $5
Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray 10.2 oz BN $8
Honest Beauty Truly Restored Leave In Conditioner 4.2 oz BN $8 each
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Rainbow Mist Temporary Color Spray 2.5 oz “Earl Grey”, “Sweet Tea” BNIB $5 each
Matrix Total Results 20 Miracle Creator 6.8 oz BN $8
OGX Kandee Johnson Candy Drop Shampoo (x3) & Conditioner (x3) BN $4 each
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Seal & Protect Leave In 10.1 oz BN $12
Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Cool Blonde Enhancing Treatment 3.4 oz x2 BN $15 each
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz $10 each x2 or $16 for both (defective bottle will come free w/ purchase of one or both x1)
Redken One United All in One Multi Benefit Treatment 13.5 oz $15
Redken Set Includes deluxe size: All Soft shampoo and conditioner, One United, Triple Take 32 hairspray BNIB $8 each x5

Applicators & Tools:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blending Sponge BN $10
EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo BNIB $7
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Buffing Foundation No 301 BNIB $30
Lime Crime Hot Stuff Brush Set BNIB $15 X5
MAC 164 Brush BN $16
MAC 141 S Brush BN $16
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge BNIB $3
Sephora Collection Drawn Together Magnetic Brush Set Includes: Complexion, Crease, Powder, Packing, Fan, Concealer Brushes & Magnetic Frame BNIB $40
Tangle Teezer On the Go Detangling Hairbrush Hello Kitty BNIB $10
Tarte Mermaid Eyelash Curler BN $5
Wet N Wild Smokey Liner Brush, Small Eyeshadow, Large Eyeshadow brushes (x2) $1 each

Nail Polish:

Bundle deal: All for $10
OPI Nail Lacquer “Have A Grape Summer”, “N-Iceland” BN $5 each
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Set “131 Coral Carnival” BNIB $10
Free: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Nail Polish “231 Red My Lips” w/ $10 nail purchase

Fragrances:

Clean Rain & Pear Rollerball 0.17 oz BN $9 each x2
Clinique Happy 0.14 oz BNIB $8
Define Me Hair Fragrance Mist Delphine 0.1 oz BN (Came half filled) $3 each
DKNY Nectar Love Rollerball EDP 0.1 oz $5 each
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 0.13 oz $10
Giorgio Armani Si Pasione EDP 0.25 oz BNIB $12 each x2
Jimmy Choo Fever 0.15 oz BNIB $9 each x2
Kate Spade Walk On Air BN $10
Kate Spade Walk On Air Sunshine Rollerball .34 oz BNIB $15
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.35 oz BN $10
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.5 oz BN $15
Scent Beauty Scent Organix Discovery Kit “Rise & Shine”, “I am Bright”, “I am Radiant”, “So Serene” Sprayed x1 $10

BUNDLE DEALS

Asian Beauty Bundle
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15

DELUXE MINIS

DEAL: Take 10 for $20! Or $3 each
Eyes:
Eyebrow:
Eyeliner:
Eye Primer: * Ulta Beauty Tinted Eye Primer “Champagne”, “Peach Glow” 0.17 oz
Mascara:
Face:
Bronzer:
Highlighter: * Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter 0.17 oz x2 * Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid “Opal” 0.2 oz x3 * Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” 0.095 oz x6 * Dermablend Glow Creator Liquid Highlighter 0.13 oz x2 * LA Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder 0.07 oz * Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Diamond Dust” * Ulta Beauty Liquid Highlighter Northern Lights 0.17 oz * Winky Lux Holographic Highlighter “Charm” 0.11 oz x4
Primer:
Sunscreen: * Cotz Face Natural Tinted SPF 40 Sunscreen exp 11/20 0.18 oz x2
Foundation & Concealer:
Powder:
Lips:
Lip gloss: * BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer “Darling” 0.03 oz x2 * Beauty by Popsugar Be The Boss Lip Gloss “Time After Time” 0.085 oz x7 * Buxom Full On Lip Polish “Dolly”, “White Russian x3” 0.05 oz * Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss “Goddess” 0.02 oz * Mac Lipglass “Love You Big Time” 0.08 oz * Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss “Pinkwell” 0.13 oz x4 * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Beach Babe" * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Sunshine" x2
Lipstick:
Skincare:
Acure Brightening Day Cream 1 oz
Cerave Moisturizing Lotion 1 oz
Clarins: * My Clarins Re Boost Hydrating Cream 0.1 oz
Clinique:
Curel Set: Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich & Intensive Moisture Facial Cream
Dermadoctor Lucky Bamboo Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum 0.34 oz x2
Derma E Vitamin Gentle C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste 1 oz
Dermalogica:
Earthly Body Miracle Oil 0.34 oz x2
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 0.17 oz
Exuviance:
First Aid Beauty: * Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream 0.30 oz * Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer 0.34 oz x2 * Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum 0.25 oz
Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm 0.28 oz x2
It Cosmetics: * Confidence in A Cleanser 0.6 oz * Confidence in A Gel Lotion 0.17 oz x2
Juice Beauty * Bamboo Pore Refining Mask 0.5 oz * Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum 0.26 oz x4
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator 0.17 oz
La Roche-Posay: * Hylau B5 Serum 0.1 oz * Effaclar Mat Moisturizer 3ml * Lipikar Balm Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream 0.5 oz * Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizer Lotion 0.5 oz
Mario Badescu: * Aloe Vera Toner 1 oz x3 * Cucumber Cleansing Lotion 1 oz x2 * Glycolic Acid Toner 1 oz * Facial Spray w Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea 1 oz * Rose Hips Mask 0.5 oz x3 * Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner 1 oz
Murad: * Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel 0.17 oz * Hydration: Night Fix Enzyme Treatment 0.17 oz * Intensive-C Radiance Peel Environmental Shield 0.33 oz * Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel 0.33 oz * Revitalizer Recovery Serum 0.17 oz x2
No 7: * Early Defense Glow Activator Serum 0.16 oz x2 * Restore & Renew Face & Neck Serum 0.16 oz x2
Origins: * Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 1 oz * High Potency Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream 0.5 oz x2 * Plantscription Anti Aging power serum x2
Perricone MD * High Potent Face Firm Activator 0.25 oz * Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream 0.25 oz
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 0.47 oz x4
Philosophy: * Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser 1 oz x11 * Purity Moisturizer x2 * Time in a bottle resist and renew repair serum 0.1 oz x2 * Ultimate miracle work fix eye power treatment fill and firm 0.1 oz x2
Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer 0.33 oz x2
PUR Forever Clean Gentle Cleanser 0.5 oz
Real Chemistry Luminous 5 Minute Peel
Skin & Co Truffle Therapy: * Polishing Micro Exfoliating Truffle Face Gommage 1 oz x2 * Essential Face Toner 1 oz
Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser 1 oz
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask 0.61 oz
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum
StriVectin: * Anti Wrinkle Re-code Line Transforming Melting Serum 0.25 oz x4 * Eye Concentrate For Wrinkles 0.25 oz * Multi-Action Restorative Cream 0.25 oz * NIA Full Charged Serum x Moisturizer
Vichy: * Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (Creme Riche) Dynamic hydration Dry to Very Dry Skin 0.5 oz x3 * Aqualia Thermal Serum 0.1 oz * LiftActiv Supreme Progressive anti aging and firminess correcting care 0.51 oz * Liftactiv Night Supreme Anti Wrinkle & Firming Care 0.51 oz * Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster 4ml x2
Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate 0.33 oz
Hair Care:
Alterna: * Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream 0.85 oz * Caviar Anti Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz 0.85 oz
Bumble & Bumble: * BB Glow Bond Building Styler 0.5 oz * BB Don’t Blow It Fine Hair Styler 0.5 oz
Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste
Hempz: * CBD Moisture Hit Ultra Hydrating Shampoo * CBD On One Condition Ultra Hydrating Conditioner * CBD Seeing is Be Leave- In Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Mist 2 oz
Kenra: * Deep Detox Scrub 1 oz PENDING * Transforming Texturizing Creme 1 oz
Living Proof: * Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 1 oz x6 * Style Lab Blowout Styling & Finishing Spray 0.5 oz * Style Lab Prime Style Extender 1 oz x2 * T.B.D Multi tasking Styler 1 oz x2 * Restore Perfecting Spray 0.05 oz x2 * Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate 0.17 oz x2
Deluxe Sets: $10 each
Tier 1 (Free with any purchase): Sample Packets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair).
Sample Packets include:
Makeup: * Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde-Light Brown, Brunette-Auburn x2 * BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Packet “Vanilla 02”, “Natural 05”, “ Tan 07”, “Chestnut 09” x5 * Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional x5 * Butter London Glazen Face Glow x5 * Colorscience Bronzing Perfector 3 in 1 Primer SPF 20 x3 * Dermablend Insta-grip jelly primer * Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “420”, “340”, “220” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer Sampler Pack “Light, “ Medium”, “Medium Tan”, “Rich” x3 * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Sampler Pack “Light Natural, “ Medium”, “Tan”, “Deep” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Packet “ Medium” * It Cosmetics CC Cream Sample Packet “Medium x3 * Mac Liptensity x3 * Nyx Control Drop Foundation “Mocha”, “Golden” * Lorac Light Source Primer “Dawn” “Dusk” * Lorac Porefection Primer * Pur Get A Grip Eyeshadow Primer * Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.5 oz x8 * Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte RainForest of the Sea Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair Beige, “Light”, “Light Medium”, “Medium”, “Tan” x4 * Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints x4 * Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Chai”, “Chestnut” * Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” & Tutti Frutti Dew You “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” * Urban Decay Primer Potion Pack “Original, “Eden”, “Sin”, “Anti-Aging”
Skincare: * Clinique Dramatically different hydrating jelly * Clinique Moisture Surge * Clinique Maximum Hydrator x3
Hair: * Living Proof Full Thickening Cream x2 * Living Proof TBD Multitasking Styler x3 * Sexy Hair Love Oil 0.27 oz * Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil x3
Body: * Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen * Lorac Tantalizer x5
Tier 2 (Free w/ $35 purchase): 5 deluxe sized items & small makeup bag
Tier 3 (Free w/ $55 purchase): Choice of deluxe set, 7 deluxe sized items, small makeup bag or medium makeup bag (Including Tier 1)
Tier 4 (Free w/ $75 purchase): Includes samples, 10 deluxe sized items and large makeup bag
All gifts with purchase are negotiable, the tiers are just a starting guide
If you want to purchase bags separately:
Small $5 each
Medium $7 each
Large $10 each
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2020.11.27 02:19 pandasparkle [SELL/SWAP US only] BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! FREE ITEMS WITH PURCHASE! Makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, nails, brushes, and sets. Includes Limited Editions Items! Mostly BNIB! Free gifts w/ purchase & free makeup bags! ABH, Benefit, Colourpop, Clinique, Ofra, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay & more!

Welcome! :D This is an updated list for those who purchased/swapped with me before
UPDATE: I added FWP items throughout the post, you can add as many as you want (no max) but shipping may cost extra if it becomes too heavy.
BN = Brand new, BNIB = Brand new in box, SU = Slightly used, RV = Retail Value

Makeup

Primers:
Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $19
Benefit The PoreFessional Pore Smoothing Face Primer Full Size 0.75 oz BNIB $14 each x3
Cover FX Blurring Primer 1.0 oz 80% left $7
Elf Poreless Putty Primer BNIB $6 each x2
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 70% left $2 or FWP
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Color Correcting Adjust Travel Size 0.50 BN $5
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Minimize Pores Primer Full Size 1 oz BNIB $15
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance 1 oz BNIB $15
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Water Drop Primer 0.68 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Foundations, Concealers, Powders:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 1 oz BNIB $20
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer “6 Ivory” SU $10
Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer + Eraser “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup “27 Alasbaster N” Used $5
Colourpop No Filter Foundation "Fair 15" SU $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer SPF 50+ “Light Medium” 80% left Exp 10/19 $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof Concealer “Medium” BNIB $10
Lottie London Ready Set! Go Setting Powder 0.52 oz BN $4
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation “Y325” 1.01 oz SU $10
Maybelline Superstar Better Skin Foundation "Warm Nude 30" 1 oz Used (few years old but smell hasn't changed) FWP
Nyx Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation "Warm Vanilla" 1.01 oz Used x1 $5
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation "Shade 2.1" 1 oz BNIB $20
Tarte Creaseless Concealer “Light Medium Neutral” BNIB $13
Tarte Rainforest of Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette SU (W/ Box) $10
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder “Translucent” BNIB $17 each x2
Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Warm Beige” BNIB $18
Ulta Beauty Youthful Glow Foundation "Light Warm" 1.1 oz BNIB $6
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer “Light Neutral” Swatched $10
Setting Sprays:
Colourpop Crystal Setting Spray “Aquamarine”, “Aventurine” BNIB $7 each
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Dewy Finish 3.04 oz BN $4
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 3.04 oz BN $15 each
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ 1.0 oz BN $10
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Full Size 2.03 oz BN $6 each x7
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist 2.8 oz BN $10
PUR Haze Mist Setting Spray CBD Replenishing Facial Setting Spray BNIB $10
Revlon Photoready Prep, Set, Refresh Mist (Sprayed once) $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus 3-in-1 Primer Water 1.52 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Eyebrows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x14), Dark Brown (x3), Ebony (x6), Medium Brown (x13), Soft Brown (x12) BNIB $13 each
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Triangular Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x2), Medium Brown (x3), Soft Brown (x2) BNIB $14 each
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Full Size: Shades 3 (x2), 3.5 (x3), 4.5 (x3), 5, 6 Full Size BNIB $14 each
Benefit KaBrow Cream Gel Eyebrow Color Full Size: Shade “3” BN no box $10
Benefit Soft & Natural Brows Kit Shade 6 Includes Full Size Goof Proof Brow Pencil, High Brow Pencil, mini 24hr Brow Setter, and Shaping Stencils BNIB $20
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel BN $3 or FWP
Eyes:
Ardell Demi Wispies 4 pack BN $6 each x4
Colourpop Super Shock Shadows “Bandit”, “Cheap Date”, “Crimper”, “Deux”, “Elixir”, “Liberty”, “Quatre”, “Seeker”, “Super Hard Core”, “Trois” SU $4 each or all 10 for $30
Colourpop Super Star Loose Pigment “Badlands”, “Typhoon” SU $4 each or $6 for both
Covergirl Clean Fresh Mascara “Extreme Black” BN $3
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Intense Black” BN $3
Essence Metal Shock Liquid Eyeshadow “01 Solar Explosion”, “02 Stars & Stories”, “03 Galaxy Rocks”, “04 Supernova”, “05 Moon Dust”, “06 Total Eclipse” Swatched $2 each or all for $5
Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner "Black" BNIB $10
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Full Size BNWOB $12
Kiss Lash Couture “Gala” BN $3 each x3
Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara “Black” BNWOB $10
Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Milani Stay Put Eyeliner “03 Duchess” BNIB $3
Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color "Nudity" Swatched $10
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk” BN $3
Ofra Black Eyeliner BN $5
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner “Black” BNIB $10
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow “Shake Down” BNIB $5 each x2
TheBalm Overshadow The Sexpots Loose Eyeshadow “No Money, No Honey” BNIB $5
Ulta Beauty Glitter Eye Top Coat “Born To Shine” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Duo Includes “Petite” and “Beauty Junkie” BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer “Nude” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Plush Drama Volumizing Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Bold Ambition Volumizing & Conditioning Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara BN $4 x2
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Waterproof Eye Pencil Full Size “Perversion” BNIB $15 each x2
Cheeks (Highlighters, Blushes, Bronzers):
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Full Size BN $18
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ”Off Tropic” Swatched $6
Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” BNIB $27
Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick “400 So Gilty” BN $4
Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Stick “Peach Lightening” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick “Contour” BNIB $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palette “Fierce Mind” BN $8
Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Stick “Incandescent 03” BNIB $3 or FWP
NYX Whipped Wonderland Liquid Highlighter Limited Edition “LH001 Flight of the Fairy” BNIB $7
NYX Away We Glow Illuminating Powder “Brick Road” BN $5
Ofra Eyeshadow/Highlighter Single “Bliss” BN $9 each
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush “Plum Rose” SU $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Champagne" Swatched $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Pearl” BN $7
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush “Bittersweet”, “Quiver” Swatched $10 each or #15 for both
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Palm Beach Ready” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Ticket to Brazil” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter “Bronze Over The Rainbow”, “Everlasting Glow” SU $4 each
Wet n Wild Megoglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter "Goddess Glow", “Halo, Goodbye” BN $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bar Limited edition “Earth” BN $10
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar “Holly Gold Head” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder “Blossom Glow”, “Botanic Dream” BN $2 each “Precious Petals” Used FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder Limited edition “Moon Tears”, “Written in the Stars” BN $10 each
Ulta Beauty Duo Chrome Illuminator “Prismatic Mermaid” BN $4 each x2
Palettes: Eyes & Face
Colourpop iluvsarahii Chic-y Palette Not used but one shade is broken & mirror is not glued to palette $7
Colourpop In a Trance Pressed Powder Palette BNIB $12
Colourpop Custom Pressed Powder Palettes $15 each or $26 for both. Palette 1: “Tiki”, “Paper Tiger”, “Criss Cross”, “Cannonball” Palette 2: “Full Zip”, “The Hidden Hills”, “Golden Gate Bridge”, “Team Captain” All Shades are SU
Dose of Colors Hidden Treasures Palette BNIB $25
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $25
Laura Geller Montauk Escape Eye and Face Palette SU $15
Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (No mini eyeshadow primer) SU $17
Makeup Revolution Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette “Neutrals 3”, “Vitality, BN $3 each or $5 for both
Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All Eyeshadow Palette BN $5
Makeup Revolution #Selfie Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $5
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette “05 Earthy Elements” SU $3 or FWP
Ofra Empty Magnetic Palette SU $8
Pur Festival Palette BNIB $10
Sephora Collection Holographic Face & Cheek Palette BNIB $3
Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette BNIB $12
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $30
Ulta Palettes $2 each or FWP
Urban Decay On The Run Palette “Shortcut” BNIB $16
Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow Palette Swatched $10
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad Limited Edition “Secret Garden Rendezvous” BN $3
Lips (Highend)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Luna” BNIB $10
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette Vol 1 BNIB $30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Heathers” BN $10 “Veronica” SU $5 or both for $12
BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick “Petal” BNIB $11
Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss “Champagne Dream x Bellini” BNIB $9
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip “Cranberry Stiletto” BN $12
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip “Yucca” SU $5
Buxom Full On Lip Polish Full Size BNIB “Debbie” (x3, one w/ no box), “Hailey”, “Maddy” (no box), “Trixie”, “White Russian” (no box) $9 each
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick “Berry Me”, “Cork”, “Extra Saucy” SU $5 each or $10 for all
Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Liquid Lip “18 Gwyneth” BNIB $10
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Bow N Arrow” BNIB $14
Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss "Diva" BN $10
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit “Ulta Beauty” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Lip Kit “Bare” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick “Shook” SU $9
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner “Spice” BN $7
Lime Crime Diamond Crusher “Lit”, “Trip”, “Unicorn” BNIB $10 each
Lime Crime Lip Glaze (Butter + Glaze) “Rosemary” BNIB $10
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “Bleached” BNIB $12 each x2
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “New Americana” (New) $10, “Saint”, “Wicked” SU $5 each or $15 for all
Lime Crime Velvetine Lip Liner “Bittersweet”, “Drew”, “Fangs” Swatched $9 each or $18 for all
Lime Crime Plushies “Blackberry”, “Cola”, “Gumdrop”, “Jam”, “Orange Juice” SU $7 each for $25 for all
Lipstick Queen “Morning Sunshine” Lipstick BNIB $19 each x2
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner BNIB $9 each x2
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Hey Boy, Hey” BN $19
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Mamastarrr” BNIB $15
MAC Matte Lipstick “Whirl” SU $9
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Mamastarrr” BNIB $20
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Queen P” BN $10
MAC Very Valuable Lipglass Mini Kit 1 BNIB $9
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Bel Air BN”, “Laguna Beach (x2)” BNIB $12, “Las Olas (SU)” $9, “Mina (x2 one w/out box) $12, “Monaco (x3 one w/out box) BNIB $12
Smashbox Always On Cream to Matte Lipstick "Stepping Out" BNIB $9
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Spoiler Alert” BNIB $9
Stila Lip Glaze “Ruby Grapefruit” BN $5
Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl “Speedway” BNIB $9
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Dolce” SU $5 each
Tarte Lip Paint “Bling” (SU) $5, “Get It” (SU) $5, “TBT” (New) $9
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon “Blackout” BNIB $7
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss “Exaggerate” BNIB $9
Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick “Hopeless Romantic” “Safe Word” BN $8 each
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick “Sugar” SU $8
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze “Who Gives A Fig?” BNIB $9
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Liquid Lipstick “Forgive” & “Forget” Set BNIB $22
Urban Decay Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss “Shadowheart” BNIB $8
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick “Amulet” SU $5
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat “Copycat” BNIB $5
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Gloss “Glam Peach” BNIB $9
Lips (Drugstore):
Colourpop Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lip “Puppies!!! (Prismatic)” BNIB $10
Colourpop Lippie Stix “Only You (Creme)” BNIB $6
Elf Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick “Touch of Berry” BNIB $3 each x2 or FWP
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss “Behind the Scenes (Clear)” $2 each x2
Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub “Cherry Slush, “Sugar Tart” BN $5 each “Watermelon (not sealed but not used)” $2 or FWP
Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub “Rootbeer” SU exp: 1/19 $2 or FWP
Jordana Easyliner For Lips Retractable Pencil “Cabernet” SU $1 or FWP
LA Girl Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color “Champagne Fizz” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
LA Girl Ultimate Lip Liner “Keep It Spicy” BN $2 or FWP
Loreal Limited Edition Balmain Lipstick “Fever” BN $8
Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Chauffuer” BN $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Sophx “Fudge” SU $1 or FWP
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick “379 Fuchsia For Me” BN $3 each x3 or FWP
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick “25 I am Brave” BN $5
NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick “Exotic” BN $4 each or FWP
NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream “Sable” Used $1 or FWP
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Copenhagen” BN $3 or FWP
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Subversive Socialite” BN $3 each x2 or FWP
Palladio Matte Liquid Lip Color Casey Holmes Collab “Rescue” SU $4 or FWP
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner “063 Eastend Snob” BN $3 or FWP
Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go “09 Fuschia” BN $1 or FWP
Skinfix Lip Coconut Mint “Natural Watermelon Mint x2” BN $2 each or FWP
Sleek Major Matte Lip Cream “Rioja Red” BN & SU $1 each or FWP
Sleek Shattered Glass Lip Topper “Hoax” BN $2 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Poutstanding Lip Contouring Crayon “No Candy Do” BNIB $5 x2 each or FWP
The Balm Pickup Liners “Chemistry” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Automatic Lip Liner “Fresh” SU $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil “Sweet Rose” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel $1 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Lip Plumping Transforming Top Coat “Ethereal” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Luxe Lipstick “Mischievous”, “Social Status (x3)” BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Tinted Juice Infused Lip Oil “Passionate Peach” BN $5 each x2
Victoria’s Secret Lip Silk Sheer Gloss “Fearless” $2 or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Darkness Falls”,” Goth Topic”, SU $1 each or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Shady Witch”, “Nudist Peach” “Ride on My Copper x3 (Metallic)” BN $2 each or FWP

Skincare:

Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir 0.98 oz BNIB $17
CellTrion Skincure Real Complexion Cream Ex BNIB $10
Clinique ID Cartridge for Pores & Uneven Texture 0.34 oz BNIB $10
Clinique ID Dramatically different hydrating jelly 3.9 oz BNIB $19
Clinique 3 Step Skincare System Dry Combination Skin Type 2 includes Dramatically different moisturizing lotion (0.5 oz), Liquid Facial Soap Mild (1 oz), Clarifying Lotion 2 (1 oz) $8
Clinique Dewy Delights Set: Includes Moisture Surge 72 Hr Auto Replenishing Hydrator 0.5 oz, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 1 oz, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief 1 oz, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm “Woppin’ Watermelon” BNIB $19
Crepe Erase Flaw-Fix Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment SU $5 or FWP
DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 1.7 oz BNIB $29
Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum BNIB (Retail Price $145) $95
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream Sunscreen SPF 15 BNIB $20
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser (Combination) 4.2 oz BN $10
Foreo Day Cleanser Awakening Radiance Yogurt 2 oz BNIB $10
Foreo Night Cleanser Celestial Melting Gel 2 oz BNIB $10
Formula 10.0.6 Masks: Be Berry Awake Energizing Peel Mask, Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask, Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Mask, Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask, Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask, Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask $5 each or $20 for all
H20 + Rapids Probiotic Sorbet Moisturizer 1.7 oz BNIB $15
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment 1 oz BNIB $18
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 2 oz BN $60
Kiwi Botanicals Purifying Honey Melt Facial Cleanser 3.1 oz BN $6
Kopari Coconut Face Cream 2.5 oz BNIB $25
Kopari Coconut Melt 5.1 oz BN $15 each
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 5.1 oz BNIB $19
Kopari Coconut TLC Kit: Includes Coconut melt (2.5 oz), and Lip glossy (0.35 oz) BNIB $19
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea 8 oz BN $8
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water 8 oz BN $8
Murad Age Reform Hydo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 1.7 oz BNIB $39
Murad Hydrating Toner 6 oz BN $20
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 1.0 oz BNIB (Retail Price $89) $65
No 7 Early Defense Glow Activating Serum 1 oz BN $18
Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick 0.5 oz BNIB $10
OLAY Complete Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Combination/Oily 6 oz BNIB $6
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rish Atomic Heat Mask 5.1 oz BNIB (Retail Price $60) $40
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Moisturizer 0.64 oz $15
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads Super Size 90 Pads BNIB $46
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser 3 oz $6
Physician's Formula Argan Oil Used $5
ProactivMD Blackhead Dissolving Gel 1 oz BNIB $10
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Drying Lotion BN $7
Skinfood Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 93% 300 ml 10.14 oz BN $8
Skinfood Peach Jelly Soothing Gel 90% 10.14 oz BN $8
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub 5 oz BN $5
St. Ives “Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub”, “Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub”, “Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub + Mask”, “Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub” 6 oz BN $2 each or $5 for all
Tony Moly Peach Punch Sherbet Cleansing Balm 2.82 oz $10
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack 100 ml (3.38 oz) BNIB $10
Ulta Beauty 24k Magic Metallic Peel Off Mask Rose Gold 3.4 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Hydraburst Leave On Mask 1.7 oz BN $9
UpCircle Face Scrub Floral Blend $4

Body Care:

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3 oz BN $4 each x4 or FWP
Ahava Smoothing Body Lotion Superfood Kale & Turmeric 1.3 oz $3 x3 or FWP
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist “Carried Away” (Sprayed a few times), “Charmed Life” (Usage Shown), “Frosted Snowberry” (Usage Shown), “Into The Wild (Usage Shown)” 8 oz $6 each
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion “Sweet Pea” 8 oz $6
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Cream 8 oz $10
Bath & Body Works Body Shimmer Mist “Jingle Bellini” 8 oz Usage shown $9
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion “Coconut & Cream” 1 oz BN $5
H20+ Beauty Oasis Body Gel Moisturizer (2 oz) & Sea Green Body Butter (1 oz) BN $2 each or FWP
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 2.25 oz “Star Jasmine & Vanilla” (Limited Edition) BN $8
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Beach Body Raspberry Peach & Tamarind” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Summer Love Wildflowers & Coconut Water” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8.5 oz “Yuzu & Starfruit” SPF 30 Exp: 4/19 BN $10
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Goji Orange Lemonade” (Limited Edition) BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Mandarin Orange & Key Lime (Limited Edition)” BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Original" Summer Edition Packaging BN $15
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 21 oz: “Original” BN $30
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Joint & Muscle Arnica BN $4 or FWP
Kopari Coconut Body Glow 0.5 BN $10
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 BN 2 pack $10
Ouai Body Creme 1 oz BN $8
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz” “Blood Orange” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz: “Pineapple Flower” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica Body Butter “Hawaiian Ruby Guava”, “Indian Coconut Nectar”, “Sugared Amber Dreams”, “Tunisian Jasmine Lime” 1 oz BN $4 each or $12 for all
Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter 5 oz: “Blood Orange” SU $5
Physicians Formula Body Butter 0.5 oz BN $5
Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion 1 oz BN x2 $4 or FWP
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 2.3 oz “Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom” x4 BN $5 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Spritz Me Quick Super Hydrating Moisture Milk 4.2 oz SU $5
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 2.5 oz BN $15
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Almond Honey” 2 oz BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Bamboo Breeze” 10 oz BN $5
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Sweet Grapefruit” 10 oz BN $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Ravishing Love” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Tropic Breeze” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Bombshell Summer” 8.4 oz BN $20
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Exotic Bloom” 8 oz BN $8
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Cloud Blush” 8 oz BN $15
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Coco Lotion”, “Coco Zen” 14 oz BN $17 each
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Mist and Body Lotion Mini “Fresh & Clean” 2.5 oz BN $3 each or both for $5
Victoria’s Secret PINK Detox Time with Charcoal Purifying Clay Face & Body Mask 7 oz $9
YSL Mon Paris Lotion 1.6 oz BN x2 $10 each
(Free Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 0.33 oz “Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil” BN x2 w/ $10 body care purchase, while supplies last)

Haircare:

AG Hair Care Fast Food Leave In Conditioner 6 oz BN $10
American Crew Fiber Cream 3.3 oz $5
Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray 10.2 oz BN $8
Honest Beauty Truly Restored Leave In Conditioner 4.2 oz BN $8 each
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Rainbow Mist Temporary Color Spray 2.5 oz “Earl Grey”, “Sweet Tea” BNIB $5 each
Matrix Total Results 20 Miracle Creator 6.8 oz BN $8
OGX Kandee Johnson Candy Drop Shampoo (x3) & Conditioner (x3) BN $4 each
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Seal & Protect Leave In 10.1 oz BN $12
Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Cool Blonde Enhancing Treatment 3.4 oz x2 BN $15 each
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz $10 each x2 or $16 for both (defective bottle will come free w/ purchase of one or both x1)
Redken One United All in One Multi Benefit Treatment 13.5 oz $15
Redken Set Includes deluxe size: All Soft shampoo and conditioner, One United, Triple Take 32 hairspray BNIB $8 each x5

Applicators & Tools:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blending Sponge BN $10
EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo BNIB $7
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Buffing Foundation No 301 BNIB $30
Lime Crime Hot Stuff Brush Set BNIB $15 X5
MAC 164 Brush BN $16
MAC 141 S Brush BN $16
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge BNIB $3
Sephora Collection Drawn Together Magnetic Brush Set Includes: Complexion, Crease, Powder, Packing, Fan, Concealer Brushes & Magnetic Frame BNIB $40
Tangle Teezer On the Go Detangling Hairbrush Hello Kitty BNIB $10
Tarte Mermaid Eyelash Curler BN $5
Wet N Wild Smokey Liner Brush, Small Eyeshadow, Large Eyeshadow brushes (x2) $1 each

Nail Polish:

Bundle deal: All for $10
OPI Nail Lacquer “Have A Grape Summer”, “N-Iceland” BN $5 each
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Set “131 Coral Carnival” BNIB $10
Free: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Nail Polish “231 Red My Lips” w/ $10 nail purchase

Fragrances:

Clean Rain & Pear Rollerball 0.17 oz BN $9 each x2
Clinique Happy 0.14 oz BNIB $8
Define Me Hair Fragrance Mist Delphine 0.1 oz BN (Came half filled) $3 each
DKNY Nectar Love Rollerball EDP 0.1 oz $5 each
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 0.13 oz $10
Giorgio Armani Si Pasione EDP 0.25 oz BNIB $12 each x2
Jimmy Choo Fever 0.15 oz BNIB $9 each x2
Kate Spade Walk On Air BN $10
Kate Spade Walk On Air Sunshine Rollerball .34 oz BNIB $15
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.35 oz BN $10
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.5 oz BN $15
Scent Beauty Scent Organix Discovery Kit “Rise & Shine”, “I am Bright”, “I am Radiant”, “So Serene” Sprayed x1 $10

BUNDLE DEALS

Asian Beauty Bundle
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15

DELUXE MINIS

DEAL: Take 10 for $20! Or $3 each
Eyes:
Eyebrow:
Eyeliner:
Eye Primer: * Ulta Beauty Tinted Eye Primer “Champagne”, “Peach Glow” 0.17 oz
Mascara:
Face:
Bronzer:
Highlighter: * Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter 0.17 oz x2 * Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid “Opal” 0.2 oz x3 * Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” 0.095 oz x6 * Dermablend Glow Creator Liquid Highlighter 0.13 oz x2 * LA Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder 0.07 oz * Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Diamond Dust” * Ulta Beauty Liquid Highlighter Northern Lights 0.17 oz * Winky Lux Holographic Highlighter “Charm” 0.11 oz x4
Primer:
Sunscreen: * Cotz Face Natural Tinted SPF 40 Sunscreen exp 11/20 0.18 oz x2
Foundation & Concealer:
Powder:
Lips:
Lip gloss: * BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer “Darling” 0.03 oz x2 * Beauty by Popsugar Be The Boss Lip Gloss “Time After Time” 0.085 oz x7 * Buxom Full On Lip Polish “Dolly”, “White Russian x3” 0.05 oz * Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss “Goddess” 0.02 oz * Mac Lipglass “Love You Big Time” 0.08 oz * Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss “Pinkwell” 0.13 oz x4 * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Beach Babe" * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Sunshine" x2
Lipstick:
Skincare:
Acure Brightening Day Cream 1 oz
Cerave Moisturizing Lotion 1 oz
Clarins: * My Clarins Re Boost Hydrating Cream 0.1 oz
Clinique:
Curel Set: Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich & Intensive Moisture Facial Cream
Dermadoctor Lucky Bamboo Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum 0.34 oz x2
Derma E Vitamin Gentle C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste 1 oz
Dermalogica:
Earthly Body Miracle Oil 0.34 oz x2
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 0.17 oz
Exuviance:
First Aid Beauty: * Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream 0.30 oz * Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer 0.34 oz x2 * Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum 0.25 oz
Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm 0.28 oz x2
It Cosmetics: * Confidence in A Cleanser 0.6 oz * Confidence in A Gel Lotion 0.17 oz x2
Juice Beauty * Bamboo Pore Refining Mask 0.5 oz * Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum 0.26 oz x4
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator 0.17 oz
La Roche-Posay: * Hylau B5 Serum 0.1 oz * Effaclar Mat Moisturizer 3ml * Lipikar Balm Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream 0.5 oz * Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizer Lotion 0.5 oz
Mario Badescu: * Aloe Vera Toner 1 oz x3 * Cucumber Cleansing Lotion 1 oz x2 * Glycolic Acid Toner 1 oz * Facial Spray w Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea 1 oz * Rose Hips Mask 0.5 oz x3 * Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner 1 oz
Murad: * Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel 0.17 oz * Hydration: Night Fix Enzyme Treatment 0.17 oz * Intensive-C Radiance Peel Environmental Shield 0.33 oz * Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel 0.33 oz * Revitalizer Recovery Serum 0.17 oz x2
No 7: * Early Defense Glow Activator Serum 0.16 oz x2 * Restore & Renew Face & Neck Serum 0.16 oz x2
Origins: * Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 1 oz * High Potency Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream 0.5 oz x2 * Plantscription Anti Aging power serum x2
Perricone MD * High Potent Face Firm Activator 0.25 oz * Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream 0.25 oz
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 0.47 oz x4
Philosophy: * Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser 1 oz x11 * Purity Moisturizer x2 * Time in a bottle resist and renew repair serum 0.1 oz x2 * Ultimate miracle work fix eye power treatment fill and firm 0.1 oz x2
Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer 0.33 oz x2
PUR Forever Clean Gentle Cleanser 0.5 oz
Real Chemistry Luminous 5 Minute Peel
Skin & Co Truffle Therapy: * Polishing Micro Exfoliating Truffle Face Gommage 1 oz x2 * Essential Face Toner 1 oz
Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser 1 oz
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask 0.61 oz
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum
StriVectin: * Anti Wrinkle Re-code Line Transforming Melting Serum 0.25 oz x4 * Eye Concentrate For Wrinkles 0.25 oz * Multi-Action Restorative Cream 0.25 oz * NIA Full Charged Serum x Moisturizer
Vichy: * Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (Creme Riche) Dynamic hydration Dry to Very Dry Skin 0.5 oz x3 * Aqualia Thermal Serum 0.1 oz * LiftActiv Supreme Progressive anti aging and firminess correcting care 0.51 oz * Liftactiv Night Supreme Anti Wrinkle & Firming Care 0.51 oz * Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster 4ml x2
Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate 0.33 oz
Hair Care:
Alterna: * Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream 0.85 oz * Caviar Anti Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz 0.85 oz
Bumble & Bumble: * BB Glow Bond Building Styler 0.5 oz * BB Don’t Blow It Fine Hair Styler 0.5 oz
Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste
Hempz: * CBD Moisture Hit Ultra Hydrating Shampoo * CBD On One Condition Ultra Hydrating Conditioner * CBD Seeing is Be Leave- In Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Mist 2 oz
Kenra: * Deep Detox Scrub 1 oz PENDING * Transforming Texturizing Creme 1 oz
Living Proof: * Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 1 oz x6 * Style Lab Blowout Styling & Finishing Spray 0.5 oz * Style Lab Prime Style Extender 1 oz x2 * T.B.D Multi tasking Styler 1 oz x2 * Restore Perfecting Spray 0.05 oz x2 * Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate 0.17 oz x2
Deluxe Sets: $10 each
Tier 1 (Free with any purchase): Sample Packets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair).
Sample Packets include:
Makeup: * Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde-Light Brown, Brunette-Auburn x2 * BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Packet “Vanilla 02”, “Natural 05”, “ Tan 07”, “Chestnut 09” x5 * Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional x5 * Butter London Glazen Face Glow x5 * Colorscience Bronzing Perfector 3 in 1 Primer SPF 20 x3 * Dermablend Insta-grip jelly primer * Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “420”, “340”, “220” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer Sampler Pack “Light, “ Medium”, “Medium Tan”, “Rich” x3 * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Sampler Pack “Light Natural, “ Medium”, “Tan”, “Deep” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Packet “ Medium” * It Cosmetics CC Cream Sample Packet “Medium x3 * Mac Liptensity x3 * Nyx Control Drop Foundation “Mocha”, “Golden” * Lorac Light Source Primer “Dawn” “Dusk” * Lorac Porefection Primer * Pur Get A Grip Eyeshadow Primer * Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.5 oz x8 * Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte RainForest of the Sea Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair Beige, “Light”, “Light Medium”, “Medium”, “Tan” x4 * Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints x4 * Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Chai”, “Chestnut” * Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” & Tutti Frutti Dew You “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” * Urban Decay Primer Potion Pack “Original, “Eden”, “Sin”, “Anti-Aging”
Skincare: * Clinique Dramatically different hydrating jelly * Clinique Moisture Surge * Clinique Maximum Hydrator x3
Hair: * Living Proof Full Thickening Cream x2 * Living Proof TBD Multitasking Styler x3 * Sexy Hair Love Oil 0.27 oz * Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil x3
Body: * Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen * Lorac Tantalizer x5
Tier 2 (Free w/ $35 purchase): 5 deluxe sized items & small makeup bag
Tier 3 (Free w/ $55 purchase): Choice of deluxe set, 7 deluxe sized items, small makeup bag or medium makeup bag (Including Tier 1)
Tier 4 (Free w/ $75 purchase): Includes samples, 10 deluxe sized items and large makeup bag
All gifts with purchase are negotiable, the tiers are just a starting guide
If you want to purchase bags separately:
Small $5 each
Medium $7 each
Large $10 each
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2020.11.27 02:14 pandasparkle [SELL/SWAP US only] BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! FREE ITEMS WITH PURCHASE! Makeup, skincare, haircare, body care, nails, brushes, and sets. Includes Limited Editions Items! Mostly BNIB! Free gifts w/ purchase & free makeup bags! ABH, Benefit, Colourpop, Clinique, Ofra, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay & more!

Welcome! :D This is an updated list for those who purchased/swapped with me before
UPDATE: I added FWP items throughout the post, you can add as many as you want (no max) but shipping may cost extra if it becomes too heavy.
BN = Brand new, BNIB = Brand new in box, SU = Slightly used, RV = Retail Value

Makeup

Primers:
Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer BNIB $19
Benefit The PoreFessional Pore Smoothing Face Primer Full Size 0.75 oz BNIB $14 each x3
Cover FX Blurring Primer 1.0 oz 80% left $7
Elf Poreless Putty Primer BNIB $6 each x2
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 70% left $2 or FWP
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Color Correcting Adjust Travel Size 0.50 BN $5
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Minimize Pores Primer Full Size 1 oz BNIB $15
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance 1 oz BNIB $15
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Water Drop Primer 0.68 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Foundations, Concealers, Powders:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation 1 oz BNIB $20
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer “6 Ivory” SU $10
Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer + Eraser “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 “WN 04 Bone” BNIB $10
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup “27 Alasbaster N” Used $5
Colourpop No Filter Foundation "Fair 15" SU $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer SPF 50+ “Light Medium” 80% left Exp 10/19 $5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof Concealer “Medium” BNIB $10
Lottie London Ready Set! Go Setting Powder 0.52 oz BN $4
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation “Y325” 1.01 oz SU $10
Maybelline Superstar Better Skin Foundation "Warm Nude 30" 1 oz Used (few years old but smell hasn't changed) FWP
Nyx Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation "Warm Vanilla" 1.01 oz Used x1 $5
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation "Shade 2.1" 1 oz BNIB $20
Tarte Creaseless Concealer “Light Medium Neutral” BNIB $13
Tarte Rainforest of Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette SU (W/ Box) $10
Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder “Translucent” BNIB $17 each x2
Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Warm Beige” BNIB $18
Ulta Beauty Youthful Glow Foundation "Light Warm" 1.1 oz BNIB $6
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer “Light Neutral” Swatched $10
Setting Sprays:
Colourpop Crystal Setting Spray “Aquamarine”, “Aventurine” BNIB $7 each
Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Dewy Finish 3.04 oz BN $4
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray 3.04 oz BN $15 each
Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ 1.0 oz BN $10
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Full Size 2.03 oz BN $6 each x7
Morphe Continuous Setting Mist 2.8 oz BN $10
PUR Haze Mist Setting Spray CBD Replenishing Facial Setting Spray BNIB $10
Revlon Photoready Prep, Set, Refresh Mist (Sprayed once) $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus 3-in-1 Primer Water 1.52 oz “Coconut”, “Cucumber”, “Rose (x2)” BN $4 each
Eyebrows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x14), Dark Brown (x3), Ebony (x6), Medium Brown (x13), Soft Brown (x12) BNIB $13 each
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Triangular Brow Pencil Full Size: Shades Chocolate (x2), Medium Brown (x3), Soft Brown (x2) BNIB $14 each
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill Full Size: Shades 3 (x2), 3.5 (x3), 4.5 (x3), 5, 6 Full Size BNIB $14 each
Benefit KaBrow Cream Gel Eyebrow Color Full Size: Shade “3” BN no box $10
Benefit Soft & Natural Brows Kit Shade 6 Includes Full Size Goof Proof Brow Pencil, High Brow Pencil, mini 24hr Brow Setter, and Shaping Stencils BNIB $20
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel BN $3 or FWP
Eyes:
Ardell Demi Wispies 4 pack BN $6 each x4
Colourpop Super Shock Shadows “Bandit”, “Cheap Date”, “Crimper”, “Deux”, “Elixir”, “Liberty”, “Quatre”, “Seeker”, “Super Hard Core”, “Trois” SU $4 each or all 10 for $30
Colourpop Super Star Loose Pigment “Badlands”, “Typhoon” SU $4 each or $6 for both
Covergirl Clean Fresh Mascara “Extreme Black” BN $3
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara “Intense Black” BN $3
Essence Metal Shock Liquid Eyeshadow “01 Solar Explosion”, “02 Stars & Stories”, “03 Galaxy Rocks”, “04 Supernova”, “05 Moon Dust”, “06 Total Eclipse” Swatched $2 each or all for $5
Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner "Black" BNIB $10
It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara Full Size BNWOB $12
Kiss Lash Couture “Gala” BN $3 each x3
Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara “Black” BNWOB $10
Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara “Blackest Black” BN $5
Milani Stay Put Eyeliner “03 Duchess” BNIB $3
Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color "Nudity" Swatched $10
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk” BN $3
Ofra Black Eyeliner BN $5
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner “Black” BNIB $10
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow “Shake Down” BNIB $5 each x2
TheBalm Overshadow The Sexpots Loose Eyeshadow “No Money, No Honey” BNIB $5
Ulta Beauty Glitter Eye Top Coat “Born To Shine” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Duo Includes “Petite” and “Beauty Junkie” BNIB $6
Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil “Blackout” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer “Nude” BN $5
Ulta Beauty Plush Drama Volumizing Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Bold Ambition Volumizing & Conditioning Mascara BN $4
Ulta Beauty Limitless Lashes Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara BN $4 x2
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Waterproof Eye Pencil Full Size “Perversion” BNIB $15 each x2
Cheeks (Highlighters, Blushes, Bronzers):
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Full Size BN $18
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ”Off Tropic” Swatched $6
Cover fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” BNIB $27
Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick “400 So Gilty” BN $4
Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Stick “Peach Lightening” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick “Contour” BNIB $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palette “Fierce Mind” BN $8
Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Stick “Incandescent 03” BNIB $3 or FWP
NYX Whipped Wonderland Liquid Highlighter Limited Edition “LH001 Flight of the Fairy” BNIB $7
NYX Away We Glow Illuminating Powder “Brick Road” BN $5
Ofra Eyeshadow/Highlighter Single “Bliss” BN $9 each
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush “Plum Rose” SU $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Champagne" Swatched $5
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter “Pearl” BN $7
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush “Bittersweet”, “Quiver” Swatched $10 each or #15 for both
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Palm Beach Ready” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer “Ticket to Brazil” BN $2
Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter “Bronze Over The Rainbow”, “Everlasting Glow” SU $4 each
Wet n Wild Megoglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter "Goddess Glow", “Halo, Goodbye” BN $3 or FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Bar Limited edition “Earth” BN $10
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar “Holly Gold Head” BN $4
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder “Blossom Glow”, “Botanic Dream” BN $2 each “Precious Petals” Used FWP
Wet n Wild Megaglo Loose Highlighting Powder Limited edition “Moon Tears”, “Written in the Stars” BN $10 each
Ulta Beauty Duo Chrome Illuminator “Prismatic Mermaid” BN $4 each x2
Palettes: Eyes & Face
Colourpop iluvsarahii Chic-y Palette Not used but one shade is broken & mirror is not glued to palette $7
Colourpop In a Trance Pressed Powder Palette BNIB $12
Colourpop Custom Pressed Powder Palettes $15 each or $26 for both. Palette 1: “Tiki”, “Paper Tiger”, “Criss Cross”, “Cannonball” Palette 2: “Full Zip”, “The Hidden Hills”, “Golden Gate Bridge”, “Team Captain” All Shades are SU
Dose of Colors Hidden Treasures Palette BNIB $25
Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $25
Laura Geller Montauk Escape Eye and Face Palette SU $15
Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (No mini eyeshadow primer) SU $17
Makeup Revolution Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette “Neutrals 3”, “Vitality, BN $3 each or $5 for both
Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All Eyeshadow Palette BN $5
Makeup Revolution #Selfie Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $5
Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette “05 Earthy Elements” SU $3 or FWP
Ofra Empty Magnetic Palette SU $8
Pur Festival Palette BNIB $10
Sephora Collection Holographic Face & Cheek Palette BNIB $3
Smashbox Cover Shot Golden Hour Eye Palette BNIB $12
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette BNIB $30
Ulta Palettes $2 each or FWP
Urban Decay On The Run Palette “Shortcut” BNIB $16
Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow Palette Swatched $10
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad Limited Edition “Secret Garden Rendezvous” BN $3
Lips (Highend)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss “Luna” BNIB $10
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette Vol 1 BNIB $30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Heathers” BN $10 “Veronica” SU $5 or both for $12
BareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick “Petal” BNIB $11
Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss “Champagne Dream x Bellini” BNIB $9
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip “Cranberry Stiletto” BN $12
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip “Yucca” SU $5
Buxom Full On Lip Polish Full Size BNIB “Debbie” (x3, one w/ no box), “Hailey”, “Maddy” (no box), “Trixie”, “White Russian” (no box) $9 each
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick “Berry Me”, “Cork”, “Extra Saucy” SU $5 each or $10 for all
Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Liquid Lip “18 Gwyneth” BNIB $10
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Bow N Arrow” BNIB $14
Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss "Diva" BN $10
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit “Ulta Beauty” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Lip Kit “Bare” BNIB $18
Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick “Shook” SU $9
Laura Geller Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner “Spice” BN $7
Lime Crime Diamond Crusher “Lit”, “Trip”, “Unicorn” BNIB $10 each
Lime Crime Lip Glaze (Butter + Glaze) “Rosemary” BNIB $10
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “Bleached” BNIB $12 each x2
Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Matte Liquid “New Americana” (New) $10, “Saint”, “Wicked” SU $5 each or $15 for all
Lime Crime Velvetine Lip Liner “Bittersweet”, “Drew”, “Fangs” Swatched $9 each or $18 for all
Lime Crime Plushies “Blackberry”, “Cola”, “Gumdrop”, “Jam”, “Orange Juice” SU $7 each for $25 for all
Lipstick Queen “Morning Sunshine” Lipstick BNIB $19 each x2
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner BNIB $9 each x2
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Hey Boy, Hey” BN $19
MAC Patrick Starrr Retro Matte Lipstick “Mamastarrr” BNIB $15
MAC Matte Lipstick “Whirl” SU $9
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Mamastarrr” BNIB $20
MAC Patrick Starrr Lipglass “Queen P” BN $10
MAC Very Valuable Lipglass Mini Kit 1 BNIB $9
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick “Bel Air BN”, “Laguna Beach (x2)” BNIB $12, “Las Olas (SU)” $9, “Mina (x2 one w/out box) $12, “Monaco (x3 one w/out box) BNIB $12
Smashbox Always On Cream to Matte Lipstick "Stepping Out" BNIB $9
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick “Spoiler Alert” BNIB $9
Stila Lip Glaze “Ruby Grapefruit” BN $5
Stila Shine Fever Lip Vinyl “Speedway” BNIB $9
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Dolce” SU $5 each
Tarte Lip Paint “Bling” (SU) $5, “Get It” (SU) $5, “TBT” (New) $9
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon “Blackout” BNIB $7
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss “Exaggerate” BNIB $9
Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick “Hopeless Romantic” “Safe Word” BN $8 each
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick “Sugar” SU $8
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze “Who Gives A Fig?” BNIB $9
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Liquid Lipstick “Forgive” & “Forget” Set BNIB $22
Urban Decay Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss “Shadowheart” BNIB $8
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick “Amulet” SU $5
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat “Copycat” BNIB $5
Woosh Beauty Spin-On Lip Gloss “Glam Peach” BNIB $9
Lips (Drugstore):
Colourpop Disney Villains Ultra Glossy Lip “Puppies!!! (Prismatic)” BNIB $10
Colourpop Lippie Stix “Only You (Creme)” BNIB $6
Elf Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick “Touch of Berry” BNIB $3 each x2 or FWP
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss “Behind the Scenes (Clear)” $2 each x2
Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub “Cherry Slush, “Sugar Tart” BN $5 each “Watermelon (not sealed but not used)” $2 or FWP
Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub “Rootbeer” SU exp: 1/19 $2 or FWP
Jordana Easyliner For Lips Retractable Pencil “Cabernet” SU $1 or FWP
LA Girl Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color “Champagne Fizz” BN $2 each x2 or FWP
LA Girl Ultimate Lip Liner “Keep It Spicy” BN $2 or FWP
Loreal Limited Edition Balmain Lipstick “Fever” BN $8
Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Chauffuer” BN $2 or FWP
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Sophx “Fudge” SU $1 or FWP
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick “379 Fuchsia For Me” BN $3 each x3 or FWP
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick “25 I am Brave” BN $5
NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Liquid Lipstick “Exotic” BN $4 each or FWP
NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream “Sable” Used $1 or FWP
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Copenhagen” BN $3 or FWP
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner “Subversive Socialite” BN $3 each x2 or FWP
Palladio Matte Liquid Lip Color Casey Holmes Collab “Rescue” SU $4 or FWP
Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner “063 Eastend Snob” BN $3 or FWP
Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go “09 Fuschia” BN $1 or FWP
Skinfix Lip Coconut Mint “Natural Watermelon Mint x2” BN $2 each or FWP
Sleek Major Matte Lip Cream “Rioja Red” BN & SU $1 each or FWP
Sleek Shattered Glass Lip Topper “Hoax” BN $2 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Poutstanding Lip Contouring Crayon “No Candy Do” BNIB $5 x2 each or FWP
The Balm Pickup Liners “Chemistry” BN $4
Ulta Beauty Automatic Lip Liner “Fresh” SU $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil “Sweet Rose” BN $3
Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel $1 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Lip Plumping Transforming Top Coat “Ethereal” BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Luxe Lipstick “Mischievous”, “Social Status (x3)” BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm BN $2 or FWP
Ulta Beauty Tinted Juice Infused Lip Oil “Passionate Peach” BN $5 each x2
Victoria’s Secret Lip Silk Sheer Gloss “Fearless” $2 or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Darkness Falls”,” Goth Topic”, SU $1 each or FWP
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit “Shady Witch”, “Nudist Peach” “Ride on My Copper x3 (Metallic)” BN $2 each or FWP

Skincare:

Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir 0.98 oz BNIB $17
CellTrion Skincure Real Complexion Cream Ex BNIB $10
Clinique ID Cartridge for Pores & Uneven Texture 0.34 oz BNIB $10
Clinique ID Dramatically different hydrating jelly 3.9 oz BNIB $19
Clinique 3 Step Skincare System Dry Combination Skin Type 2 includes Dramatically different moisturizing lotion (0.5 oz), Liquid Facial Soap Mild (1 oz), Clarifying Lotion 2 (1 oz) $8
Clinique Dewy Delights Set: Includes Moisture Surge 72 Hr Auto Replenishing Hydrator 0.5 oz, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 1 oz, Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief 1 oz, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm “Woppin’ Watermelon” BNIB $19
Crepe Erase Flaw-Fix Eye Cream 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment SU $5 or FWP
DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm 0.5 oz BNIB $35
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 1.7 oz BNIB $29
Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum BNIB (Retail Price $145) $95
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Eye Cream Sunscreen SPF 15 BNIB $20
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser (Combination) 4.2 oz BN $10
Foreo Day Cleanser Awakening Radiance Yogurt 2 oz BNIB $10
Foreo Night Cleanser Celestial Melting Gel 2 oz BNIB $10
Formula 10.0.6 Masks: Be Berry Awake Energizing Peel Mask, Be Berry Bright Exfoliating Mud Mask, Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Mask, Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask, Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask, Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask $5 each or $20 for all
H20 + Rapids Probiotic Sorbet Moisturizer 1.7 oz BNIB $15
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment 1 oz BNIB $18
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 2 oz BN $60
Kiwi Botanicals Purifying Honey Melt Facial Cleanser 3.1 oz BN $6
Kopari Coconut Face Cream 2.5 oz BNIB $25
Kopari Coconut Melt 5.1 oz BN $15 each
Kopari Coconut Rose Toner 5.1 oz BNIB $19
Kopari Coconut TLC Kit: Includes Coconut melt (2.5 oz), and Lip glossy (0.35 oz) BNIB $19
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea 8 oz BN $8
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water 8 oz BN $8
Murad Age Reform Hydo-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 1.7 oz BNIB $39
Murad Hydrating Toner 6 oz BN $20
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 1.0 oz BNIB (Retail Price $89) $65
No 7 Early Defense Glow Activating Serum 1 oz BN $18
Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick 0.5 oz BNIB $10
OLAY Complete Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Combination/Oily 6 oz BNIB $6
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rish Atomic Heat Mask 5.1 oz BNIB (Retail Price $60) $40
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Moisturizer 0.64 oz $15
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads Super Size 90 Pads BNIB $46
Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser 3 oz $6
Physician's Formula Argan Oil Used $5
ProactivMD Blackhead Dissolving Gel 1 oz BNIB $10
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Drying Lotion BN $7
Skinfood Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 93% 300 ml 10.14 oz BN $8
Skinfood Peach Jelly Soothing Gel 90% 10.14 oz BN $8
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Two Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub 5 oz BN $5
St. Ives “Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub”, “Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub”, “Nourished & Smooth Oatmeal Scrub + Mask”, “Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub” 6 oz BN $2 each or $5 for all
Tony Moly Peach Punch Sherbet Cleansing Balm 2.82 oz $10
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack 100 ml (3.38 oz) BNIB $10
Ulta Beauty 24k Magic Metallic Peel Off Mask Rose Gold 3.4 oz BN $9
Ulta Beauty Hydraburst Leave On Mask 1.7 oz BN $9
UpCircle Face Scrub Floral Blend $4

Body Care:

Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream 1.3 oz BN $4 each x4 or FWP
Ahava Smoothing Body Lotion Superfood Kale & Turmeric 1.3 oz $3 x3 or FWP
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist “Carried Away” (Sprayed a few times), “Charmed Life” (Usage Shown), “Frosted Snowberry” (Usage Shown), “Into The Wild (Usage Shown)” 8 oz $6 each
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion “Sweet Pea” 8 oz $6
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Cream 8 oz $10
Bath & Body Works Body Shimmer Mist “Jingle Bellini” 8 oz Usage shown $9
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion “Coconut & Cream” 1 oz BN $5
H20+ Beauty Oasis Body Gel Moisturizer (2 oz) & Sea Green Body Butter (1 oz) BN $2 each or FWP
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 2.25 oz “Star Jasmine & Vanilla” (Limited Edition) BN $8
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Beach Body Raspberry Peach & Tamarind” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8 oz: “Summer Love Wildflowers & Coconut Water” (Limited Edition) BN $14
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 8.5 oz “Yuzu & Starfruit” SPF 30 Exp: 4/19 BN $10
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Goji Orange Lemonade” (Limited Edition) BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Mandarin Orange & Key Lime (Limited Edition)” BN $18
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 17 oz: “Original" Summer Edition Packaging BN $15
Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer 21 oz: “Original” BN $30
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Joint & Muscle Arnica BN $4 or FWP
Kopari Coconut Body Glow 0.5 BN $10
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 BN 2 pack $10
Ouai Body Creme 1 oz BN $8
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz” “Blood Orange” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica After Sun Body Spray 6 oz: “Pineapple Flower” Sprayed a few times $5
Pacifica Body Butter “Hawaiian Ruby Guava”, “Indian Coconut Nectar”, “Sugared Amber Dreams”, “Tunisian Jasmine Lime” 1 oz BN $4 each or $12 for all
Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter 5 oz: “Blood Orange” SU $5
Physicians Formula Body Butter 0.5 oz BN $5
Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion 1 oz BN x2 $4 or FWP
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 2.3 oz “Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom” x4 BN $5 each or FWP
Soap & Glory Spritz Me Quick Super Hydrating Moisture Milk 4.2 oz SU $5
Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 2.5 oz BN $15
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Almond Honey” 2 oz BN $2 each or FWP
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Bamboo Breeze” 10 oz BN $5
Ulta Beauty Body Lotion “Sweet Grapefruit” 10 oz BN $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Ravishing Love” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist “Tropic Breeze” Usage shown $5
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Bombshell Summer” 8.4 oz BN $20
Victoria’s Secret Body Lotion “Exotic Bloom” 8 oz BN $8
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Cloud Blush” 8 oz BN $15
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Lotion “Coco Lotion”, “Coco Zen” 14 oz BN $17 each
Victoria’s Secret PINK Body Mist and Body Lotion Mini “Fresh & Clean” 2.5 oz BN $3 each or both for $5
Victoria’s Secret PINK Detox Time with Charcoal Purifying Clay Face & Body Mask 7 oz $9
YSL Mon Paris Lotion 1.6 oz BN x2 $10 each
(Free Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 0.33 oz “Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil” BN x2 w/ $10 body care purchase, while supplies last)

Haircare:

AG Hair Care Fast Food Leave In Conditioner 6 oz BN $10
American Crew Fiber Cream 3.3 oz $5
Bed Head Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray 10.2 oz BN $8
Honest Beauty Truly Restored Leave In Conditioner 4.2 oz BN $8 each
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Rainbow Mist Temporary Color Spray 2.5 oz “Earl Grey”, “Sweet Tea” BNIB $5 each
Matrix Total Results 20 Miracle Creator 6.8 oz BN $8
OGX Kandee Johnson Candy Drop Shampoo (x3) & Conditioner (x3) BN $4 each
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Seal & Protect Leave In 10.1 oz BN $12
Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Cool Blonde Enhancing Treatment 3.4 oz x2 BN $15 each
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz $10 each x2 or $16 for both (defective bottle will come free w/ purchase of one or both x1)
Redken One United All in One Multi Benefit Treatment 13.5 oz $15
Redken Set Includes deluxe size: All Soft shampoo and conditioner, One United, Triple Take 32 hairspray BNIB $8 each x5

Applicators & Tools:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blending Sponge BN $10
EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo BNIB $7
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Buffing Foundation No 301 BNIB $30
Lime Crime Hot Stuff Brush Set BNIB $15 X5
MAC 164 Brush BN $16
MAC 141 S Brush BN $16
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge BNIB $3
Sephora Collection Drawn Together Magnetic Brush Set Includes: Complexion, Crease, Powder, Packing, Fan, Concealer Brushes & Magnetic Frame BNIB $40
Tangle Teezer On the Go Detangling Hairbrush Hello Kitty BNIB $10
Tarte Mermaid Eyelash Curler BN $5
Wet N Wild Smokey Liner Brush, Small Eyeshadow, Large Eyeshadow brushes (x2) $1 each

Nail Polish:

Bundle deal: All for $10
OPI Nail Lacquer “Have A Grape Summer”, “N-Iceland” BN $5 each
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Set “131 Coral Carnival” BNIB $10
Free: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mini Nail Polish “231 Red My Lips” w/ $10 nail purchase

Fragrances:

Clean Rain & Pear Rollerball 0.17 oz BN $9 each x2
Clinique Happy 0.14 oz BNIB $8
Define Me Hair Fragrance Mist Delphine 0.1 oz BN (Came half filled) $3 each
DKNY Nectar Love Rollerball EDP 0.1 oz $5 each
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 0.13 oz $10
Giorgio Armani Si Pasione EDP 0.25 oz BNIB $12 each x2
Jimmy Choo Fever 0.15 oz BNIB $9 each x2
Kate Spade Walk On Air BN $10
Kate Spade Walk On Air Sunshine Rollerball .34 oz BNIB $15
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.35 oz BN $10
Philosophy Amazing Grace 0.5 oz BN $15
Scent Beauty Scent Organix Discovery Kit “Rise & Shine”, “I am Bright”, “I am Radiant”, “So Serene” Sprayed x1 $10

BUNDLE DEALS

Asian Beauty Bundle
Bath Bomb Bundle: Includes Fizz & Bubble Artisan Bath Fizzy “Watermelon” x3, Hawaiian Lei Bath Ice Cream, Lush Bath Bomb, Ulta Beauty Simply Clean Bath Fizz, Unknown Bath Bomb. All for $15

DELUXE MINIS

DEAL: Take 10 for $20! Or $3 each
Eyes:
Eyebrow:
Eyeliner:
Eye Primer: * Ulta Beauty Tinted Eye Primer “Champagne”, “Peach Glow” 0.17 oz
Mascara:
Face:
Bronzer:
Highlighter: * Becca Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter 0.17 oz x2 * Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid “Opal” 0.2 oz x3 * Cover Fx Custom Enhancer Drops “Moonlight” 0.095 oz x6 * Dermablend Glow Creator Liquid Highlighter 0.13 oz x2 * LA Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder 0.07 oz * Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator “Diamond Dust” * Ulta Beauty Liquid Highlighter Northern Lights 0.17 oz * Winky Lux Holographic Highlighter “Charm” 0.11 oz x4
Primer:
Sunscreen: * Cotz Face Natural Tinted SPF 40 Sunscreen exp 11/20 0.18 oz x2
Foundation & Concealer:
Powder:
Lips:
Lip gloss: * BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer “Darling” 0.03 oz x2 * Beauty by Popsugar Be The Boss Lip Gloss “Time After Time” 0.085 oz x7 * Buxom Full On Lip Polish “Dolly”, “White Russian x3” 0.05 oz * Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss “Goddess” 0.02 oz * Mac Lipglass “Love You Big Time” 0.08 oz * Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss “Pinkwell” 0.13 oz x4 * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Beach Babe" * Ulta Beauty Jelly Gloss Lip Gel "Sunshine" x2
Lipstick:
Skincare:
Acure Brightening Day Cream 1 oz
Cerave Moisturizing Lotion 1 oz
Clarins: * My Clarins Re Boost Hydrating Cream 0.1 oz
Clinique:
Curel Set: Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich & Intensive Moisture Facial Cream
Dermadoctor Lucky Bamboo Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum 0.34 oz x2
Derma E Vitamin Gentle C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste 1 oz
Dermalogica:
Earthly Body Miracle Oil 0.34 oz x2
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 0.17 oz
Exuviance:
First Aid Beauty: * Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream 0.30 oz * Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer 0.34 oz x2 * Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum 0.25 oz
Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm 0.28 oz x2
It Cosmetics: * Confidence in A Cleanser 0.6 oz * Confidence in A Gel Lotion 0.17 oz x2
Juice Beauty * Bamboo Pore Refining Mask 0.5 oz * Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum 0.26 oz x4
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator 0.17 oz
La Roche-Posay: * Hylau B5 Serum 0.1 oz * Effaclar Mat Moisturizer 3ml * Lipikar Balm Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream 0.5 oz * Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizer Lotion 0.5 oz
Mario Badescu: * Aloe Vera Toner 1 oz x3 * Cucumber Cleansing Lotion 1 oz x2 * Glycolic Acid Toner 1 oz * Facial Spray w Aloe, Cucumber, & Green Tea 1 oz * Rose Hips Mask 0.5 oz x3 * Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner 1 oz
Murad: * Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel 0.17 oz * Hydration: Night Fix Enzyme Treatment 0.17 oz * Intensive-C Radiance Peel Environmental Shield 0.33 oz * Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel 0.33 oz * Revitalizer Recovery Serum 0.17 oz x2
No 7: * Early Defense Glow Activator Serum 0.16 oz x2 * Restore & Renew Face & Neck Serum 0.16 oz x2
Origins: * Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 1 oz * High Potency Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream 0.5 oz x2 * Plantscription Anti Aging power serum x2
Perricone MD * High Potent Face Firm Activator 0.25 oz * Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream 0.25 oz
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 0.47 oz x4
Philosophy: * Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser 1 oz x11 * Purity Moisturizer x2 * Time in a bottle resist and renew repair serum 0.1 oz x2 * Ultimate miracle work fix eye power treatment fill and firm 0.1 oz x2
Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer 0.33 oz x2
PUR Forever Clean Gentle Cleanser 0.5 oz
Real Chemistry Luminous 5 Minute Peel
Skin & Co Truffle Therapy: * Polishing Micro Exfoliating Truffle Face Gommage 1 oz x2 * Essential Face Toner 1 oz
Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser 1 oz
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask 0.61 oz
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum
StriVectin: * Anti Wrinkle Re-code Line Transforming Melting Serum 0.25 oz x4 * Eye Concentrate For Wrinkles 0.25 oz * Multi-Action Restorative Cream 0.25 oz * NIA Full Charged Serum x Moisturizer
Vichy: * Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (Creme Riche) Dynamic hydration Dry to Very Dry Skin 0.5 oz x3 * Aqualia Thermal Serum 0.1 oz * LiftActiv Supreme Progressive anti aging and firminess correcting care 0.51 oz * Liftactiv Night Supreme Anti Wrinkle & Firming Care 0.51 oz * Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster 4ml x2
Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate 0.33 oz
Hair Care:
Alterna: * Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream 0.85 oz * Caviar Anti Aging Smoothing Anti Frizz 0.85 oz
Bumble & Bumble: * BB Glow Bond Building Styler 0.5 oz * BB Don’t Blow It Fine Hair Styler 0.5 oz
Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste
Hempz: * CBD Moisture Hit Ultra Hydrating Shampoo * CBD On One Condition Ultra Hydrating Conditioner * CBD Seeing is Be Leave- In Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Mist 2 oz
Kenra: * Transforming Texturizing Creme 1 oz
Living Proof: * Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 1 oz x6 * Style Lab Blowout Styling & Finishing Spray 0.5 oz * Style Lab Prime Style Extender 1 oz x2 * T.B.D Multi tasking Styler 1 oz x2 * Restore Perfecting Spray 0.05 oz x2 * Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate 0.17 oz x2
Deluxe Sets: $10 each
Tier 1 (Free with any purchase): Sample Packets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair).
Sample Packets include:
Makeup: * Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde-Light Brown, Brunette-Auburn x2 * BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Packet “Vanilla 02”, “Natural 05”, “ Tan 07”, “Chestnut 09” x5 * Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional x5 * Butter London Glazen Face Glow x5 * Colorscience Bronzing Perfector 3 in 1 Primer SPF 20 x3 * Dermablend Insta-grip jelly primer * Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation “420”, “340”, “220” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer Sampler Pack “Light, “ Medium”, “Medium Tan”, “Rich” x3 * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Sampler Pack “Light Natural, “ Medium”, “Tan”, “Deep” * It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Packet “ Medium” * It Cosmetics CC Cream Sample Packet “Medium x3 * Mac Liptensity x3 * Nyx Control Drop Foundation “Mocha”, “Golden” * Lorac Light Source Primer “Dawn” “Dusk” * Lorac Porefection Primer * Pur Get A Grip Eyeshadow Primer * Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.5 oz x8 * Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte RainForest of the Sea Foundation “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation “Fair Beige, “Light Neutral”, “Light Medium Sand”, “Medium Honey”, “Tan Honey” * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer “Fair Beige, “Light”, “Light Medium”, “Medium”, “Tan” x4 * Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints x4 * Too Faced Super Coverage Multi Use Sculpting Concealer “Chai”, “Chestnut” * Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” & Tutti Frutti Dew You “Warm Sand”, “Toffee” * Urban Decay Primer Potion Pack “Original, “Eden”, “Sin”, “Anti-Aging”
Skincare: * Clinique Dramatically different hydrating jelly * Clinique Moisture Surge * Clinique Maximum Hydrator x3
Hair: * Living Proof Full Thickening Cream x2 * Living Proof TBD Multitasking Styler x3 * Sexy Hair Love Oil 0.27 oz * Wella Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil x3
Body: * Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen * Lorac Tantalizer x5
Tier 2 (Free w/ $35 purchase): 5 deluxe sized items & small makeup bag
Tier 3 (Free w/ $55 purchase): Choice of deluxe set, 7 deluxe sized items, small makeup bag or medium makeup bag (Including Tier 1)
Tier 4 (Free w/ $75 purchase): Includes samples, 10 deluxe sized items and large makeup bag
All gifts with purchase are negotiable, the tiers are just a starting guide
If you want to purchase bags separately:
Small $5 each
Medium $7 each
Large $10 each
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2020.11.26 21:04 ScaryStorySociety The Harvest

“The Harvest”-DarskShadow031
The date was November 26. 1775. The weather was cloudy and cold. The innocent, inquisitive, eight year old, Edgar Troff was swinging a stick back and forth and spinning around in circles in his mother’s cottage’s backyard while she baked the Thanksgiving turkey. He could smell the aroma of the tender meat and strong herbs that the oven was emitting from inside and wanted to go inside, however, his mother had told him earlier that there was going to be a surprise waiting for him when Thanksgiving dinner started and that him playing inside would spoil it. So, with glee, Edgar ran outside into the backyard that was filled with crisp, burgundy, honey, amber, and coffee colored leaves and made do with what he could. He did his best not to look at the widow and strayed away from the door just in case his mother opened it to get vegetables from the backyard’s garden. Edgar had stopped spinning after about two minutes and was laughing while trying to catch his balance when he heard a small meow and rustle come from a nearby bush in the garden. Edgar, being intrigued by the sound, wobbled and waddled over to the bush. Once he arrived at the bush, Edgar asked “Who’s there?”. No reply. Wanting to know what was inside the bush, Edgar cautiously and enthusiastically stuck his hand inside the bush and was quickly met with a black cat pouncing onto him. The cat did not see angered. Instead it seemed playful. This assumption was proved correct when the cat began licking Edagrs face before jumping off and rolling around in the grass. Edgar, wanting to please his new friend, threw the stick that he had from earlier in the opposite direction of him and towards the backyard’s white picket fence’s door.
The cat did not move for a second, but when it did, it ran over to the stick. It didn't pick it up. Instead, it leapt over the fence and into the woods behind the fence. “Wait! Mr cat! You were supposed to pick up the stick! Not jump over the fence!”, Edgar exclaimed before running over to the fence’s door, unlocking it, and running into the somewhat dark and gloomy woods that surrounded his mother’s cottage. “Mr cat where are you?”, Edgar asked while slowing his pace. Edgar repeated this phrase about ten times within the course of two minutes. Edgar would hear meows in a certain direction from time to time, so he would follow those meows in hopes to find the cat. “Mr. Cat! Where are you”, Edgar shoted for the last time before hearing “:Meow”. Edgar looked to his right and saw the black cat sitting still. “There you are!”, Edgar said with joy. As Edgar said this, the cat stopped sitting and sprinted deeper into the woods. “Mr Cat! Why are you always running?”, Edgar said, getting frustrated. Lucky for Edgar, he was able to see the cat running and chased after it. After about half a minute of catching up to the cat, Edgar was about a foot behind it. After about a minute of running, the cat slowed down and began walking prior to coming to a halt.. Edgar copied what the cat did and was able to stand next to the cat. Edgar had spent so much time looking at the ground that he did not pay attention to his surroundings, so he was surprised to see a tunnel of brambles and branches. There was something off about the tunnel. Maybe it was the fact that there was a white light coming from within the tunnel. Maybe it was the fact that a dark shadow lingered above the tunnel despite the tunnel being in an open patch, void of trees.
Maybe it was the fact that despite fog being nowhere else in the woods, there was a somewhat heavy cloud almost shrouding the tunnel. After about twenty seconds of staring at the bundle of briar, the cat slowly walked towards and eventually into the tunnel. “Hey! Mr. Cat! What are you doing?”, Edgar questioned. An echoed “Meow” could be heard from inside the tunnel. Edgar, being curious and wondrous, took the cat’s response as a sign to follow it. So, Edgar Troff walked closer to the tunnel, got on his hands and knees and crawled through the foggy entrance and into the tunnel of branches. “It’s a little cramped in here Mr. Cat”, Edgar said as the tunnel’s width and height grew smaller and narrower. A distant meow echoed through the tunnel. “Is this where you liv Mr. Cat?”, Edgar questioned aloud while squinting and seeing the outline of a cat through the now dense fog. . Another meow echoed through the tunnel. “How can you see through all this fog Mr. Cat?”, Edgar asked before coughing, the heavy mist entering his mouth from all of the talking that he was doing. This time, a meow was not heard. Instead, the sound of banjos, drums, and trumpets could be heard. “Wow, Mr. Cat, I didn’t know you could play so many instruments!”, Edgar exclaimed in shock. Soon after this comment, Edgar no longer saw the shadow or outline of the cat. Poor edgar was now getting poked with branches and twigs because the tunnel was so small now. However, Edgar was lucky that he was small enough to reach what was assumed to be the end of the tunnel. Edgar assumed he had reached the exit of the tunnel because he saw a light.
Not the eerie glow that the tunnel emitted, but a brighter light. The sunlight. Edgar Troff crawled out of the other end of the bramble tunnel and was greeted with a small town that was covered in tilled fields, perfectly rounded hills that could be seen for miles, small houses that looked much like barns, and a bandstand-like platform with figures that couldn't be made out just yet. What made Edgar’s new discovery extra dreamy was the fact that since the tunnel was on a hill, he was standing over the town, getting a view of how the warmth and golden shine, that the sun painted the town in, looked.. The view was just like a painting that his mother had hanging up in her living room. It looks just like it. “Wow. This place is nice”, Edgar said in awe. “Ooh, look! A basket. I should pick some food for Mr. Cat”, Edgar advised himself. So, for the next five minutes, Edgar walked along the dirt path that led into the town, picking tomatoes, carrots, herbs, and even flowers that were almost out of the ground or were easy to pick off the vine, to give to his new friend, Mr. Cat. After these five minutes passed, Edgar looked a little to his left and in the distance he saw a pair of black ears moving up and down in the midst of a cornfield. “Oh! There's Mr. Cat!”, Edgar said. “Mr. Cat! Mr. Cat! I’ve got some food for you!”, Edgar yelled while running very fast toward the field. Edgar was running so fast, in fact, that when he reached the field, he accidentally bumped into someone, spilling all of the produce that he had picked. “Oh, I’m so sorry”, Edgar apologised.
Edgar then looked up to see what appeared to be whiskers, a pink noise, and a claw, barely visible through the rays of sun that were shining onto the mysterious character. “Mr. Cat?”, Edgar asked, confused. “Oh my. Look. Food!” the unknown figure whispered with a gasp. “Oh! Yes! The food! I was just getting some for my friend, Mr. Cat”, Edgar explained while reaching for the basket. A chuckle could be heard from above. “Here, let me help you”, a petite voice with a southern accent, said. It sounded just like his mother. Just like her. With that statement, a claw that was attached to an arm that was clad with a blue dress pattern reached to help Edgar off of the ground. Edgar reached for the claw and was quickly hoisted up. Looking up, at the once unknown figure, Edgar could now see that it was a cat or was it a person. It was a cat-person but that was impossible. A cat can’t be both a person and an animal. It had to be one or the other. A cat couldn’t wear clothes like a person, yet, this one was wearing a big, blue and white one with a decorated floppy hat. “You’re not Mr. Cat”, Edgar finally spoke. “Why, of course not”, the cat-person said with a small laugh. “I’m Mrs.Bombay.”, the now known cat-person said, emphasizing the Mrs. part. “I never knew an animal could be a person as well,” Edgar said, still in awe at what he was seeing. “Why of course they can. Everyone here in Croppsfield is an animal and a person but of course you didn't know thatYou must be from the barn", Mrs. Bombay said. "Oh no. I'm not from a barn. My Uncle Harris works on a farm with a barn", Edgar said while smiling.
"You're funny. The late ones are always the funny ones", Mrs. Bombay said as her voice trailed off. "What do you mean by late?", Edgar inquired. "Why, I mean you're late for the harvest. Usually, people from the barn arrive in town about a few days into the month. That might affect your taste but we can always fix that with some mashed potatoes and gravy", Mrs. Bombay said reassuringly. "Oh, thank you? I mean, my mother always says I have good taste in friends but I don't know how mashed potatoes and gravy are going to fix that", Edgar said. "Always funny you late ones", Mrs. Bombay said quietly before grabbing Edgar's hand. "Now, let's get you to the fireplace before it's too late", Mrs. Bombay said before leading Edgar out of the cornfield. So, off Mrs. Bombay and Edgar went, walking down the dirt path that led into town. Along the way to the fireplace that Mrs. Bombay had mentioned, Edgar was able to see and greet other animal people. There was a cow wearing overalls covered in mud with a straw hat picking wheat named Mr. Holstein, there was a chicken that was setting a freshly baked sunflower seed pie in her house window named Ms. Minorca, and a sheep named Mr. Merino who was closing his barber shop. All of them were incredibly happy about Edgar's arrival and all told him that they were very excited to have him for their harvest dinner and Edgar was very excited to be had for dinner.
His mother always did tell him that if someone had another person as a guest for dinner, it meant that the guest was special. Edgar felt special and he was. After walking and talking down the town's dirt path for about eight minutes or so, Edgar and Mrs. Bombay reached a barn-like house with a sign that hung from a mailbox. That sign read "Bombays". "Now, Edgar, could you go inside and wait by the fireplace? The door should already be unlocked. I'll be right there to get you ready for cooking", Mrs. Bombay told Edgar. "Oh, sure! I can't wait to cook", Edgar replied, jumping up and down while clapping. "Oh, honey, no. I'm doing the cooking. You should know that by now. All of these late ones simply don't understand what's happening", Mrs. Bombay said, sounding stern and cross. "Oh, ok. Sorry ma'am", Edgar said before heading inside the house. Once inside the house, Edgar closed the door and began making his way towards the fireplace. As he was walking towards the fireplace, Edgar began admiring the chairs, sewing supplies, and handmade-looking rugs that decorated the house. As Edgar's eyes shifted from one part of the house to another, his eyes landed on an area of the house with cupboards and a somewhat long table with chairs. This area of the house also had some wooden buckets that had the words "milk" scratched into them. The thing on the table, however, was the subject of Edgar's attention. On the table there were two platters of meat. There was a leg, an arm, what appeared to be a body, and even a head.
Edgar did his best to try to figure out what animal the cooked carcass belonged to but he couldn't put his finger on it. Edgar was so intrigued by the mystery meat, that he was starting to move towards the platters but quickly stopped when a loud "Oh my goodness! Yes, of course! I'll get them right away! Thank you for notifying me!" could be heard from outside where Mrs. Bombay was standing. Mrs. Bombay then walked over to Edgar as fast as she could and grabbed Edgar's hand harder than earlier when he was on the floor in the cornfield. "Edgar, we have to go! They want us at the town hall now! It's fine! Mayor Wild has a proper oven in there! Maybe you'll cook faster in there", Mrs. Bombay said frantically while practically dragging Edgar out of the door and onto and down the town's dirt path. "I thought you said you were the one doing the cooking", Edgar said shakily as the rocks and pebbles from the ground dug into his legs. "I am!", Mrs. Bombay shouted. After about three minutes of running and dragging, Mrs. Bombay and Edgar finally made it to the town hall. Mrs. Bombay knocked on the door rapidly before opening the door herself and running over to a nicely dressed pig person and panting out "I'm here! I'm here! I've got the food but it-it hasn't been cooked yet! It's a late one!". The pig looked at Edgar, looked back at Mrs. Bombay, nodded, pointed towards a hall and said "The oven is down that hall. I'll send the cook in shortly. Please hurry because you need to help set the table", the pig person sounded more stern and cross than Mrs. Bombay did earlier.
"Oh. Yes. Of course. I'm sorry Deputy Mayor Landrace", Mrs. Bombay said before yet again practically dragging Edgar into the hall that Deputy Mayor Landrace pointed to. "Edgar! Listen to me! You are to stand here and not move an inch! Do not leave this room and for Great Cloud's sake do not look in the room that we were just in!", Mrs. Bombay yelled. "Yes Mrs. Bombay", Edgar said. After Edgar's response was spoken, Mrs. Bombay left the oven room and into the room where Deputy Mayor Landrace was, the dining room. Once inside the dining room, Mrs. Bombay, Deputy Mayor Landrace, Ms. Minorca, Mr. Merino, Mr. Holstein, and plenty of other animal people were talking and setting down forks, knives, spoons, plates, and other utensils and dishes. "I say, this one has to be the most clueless of all of them", Mrs. Bombay said to Mr. Merino. "He looks to be", Mr. Merino replied. "Maybe he won't taste that bad. At least we still have the other two.", Ms. Minorca said while pointing one of her wings towards the town hall's front door where a black cat person and a nicely dressed turkey person were each carrying a platter of cooked meat. The platters looked exactly like the ones that sat on Mrs. Bombay's house's table but the ones the black cat person and the turkey person were carrying were extremely bloody. Meanwhile this was happening, Edgar was whistling in the oven room. That's when Edgar's friend, Mr. Cat, jumped into the oven room from an open window. Once inside the oven room, Mr. Cat slowly walked up to Edgar, purred, then licked his leg.
"Hahaha! That tickles!" Edgar said while looking down at Mr. Cat. Footsteps could be heard from behind a nearby door. These footsteps prompted Mr. Cat to leap into the air and scratch Edgar in his face before running into the parlor. "Aahh! Mr. Cat! Why did you do that?!", Edgar asked very loudly. After holding his face for a second or two, Edgar ran after Mr. Cat. "Mr. Cat! That was very mean of-", Edgar stopped yelling. He was now staring into the parlor. The turkey person and the black cat person were still holding their blood covered platters. "What is that?!", Edgar screamed. "What are you doing here?! I told you not to move!", Mrs. Bombay shouted. "It's quite alright, Mrs. Bombay. I'll handle this", the turkey person said while walking over to a stump that sat in the corner of the room. The stump had an axe wedged in it's center. The turkey person picked up the axe. "What are your going to do with that axe?", Edgar said, getting worried about the situation that he had just walked into. "Well, first I'm going to whack ya' with this here sharp part. Then we're all going to eat ya'", the turkey said before gobbling. "Wait! No! I'm not food! I'm a little boy!", Edgar yelled. "No you're not. You're our harvest dinner's main course", the turkey person said before swinging the axe and missing Edward, causing the axe to get stuck in a wall. "Aahh! I have to go home! I have to go home! I have to go home!" Edgar yelled while running for the town hall's front door. "Wait! No! Stop him!", the turkey person said, half screaming, half gobbling.
The black cat person from earlier and a crocodile person both ran to the door but not fast enough to stop Edgar from reaching the door, opening it, and running outside. "Come back! You can't escape! If you do, you'll pay dearly", Mrs. Bombay said from the doorway. Edgar ignored her and ran away from the town hall and didn't stop running until he found the hill that the bramble tunnel sat on top of. Edgar climbed and climbed until he reached the top. When Edgar reached the top, he was greeted by Mr. Cat. "You! You scratched me! You led me here! I almost got killed because of you!", Edgar lamented. Mr. Cat meowed before turning and waking into the bramble tunnel. "No. Come back! I need to finish talking to you!" Edgar said before crawling after Mr. Cat and into the bramble tunnel. The thick must from earlier was now thicker and denser the twigs that were once fragile and broke off the tunnel with ease were now beginning to feel more like tree roots. The tunnel was closing. Edgar screamed before crawling faster and faster until he breathed fresh air. The sky that was cloudy and gloomy before was now darker and more ominous. Edgar ran as fast as he could. Weaving between trees and boulders. "I just want to go home! I just want to go home! I just want to go home!", Edgar cried. Finally, as if his wish came true, Edgar found his mother's backyard's picket fence and picket fence door. Edgar leaped at the be door, opened it and raced across the now rotten and larva covered leaves that were beautiful Autumn colors when he left.
Edgar went up to the cottage's backdoor and opened it to find his mother still baking the turkey. "Mother! Oh mother! Oh, how much I've missed you!", Edgar wailed as he hugged his mother through closed and teary eyes. "Oh, that's nice, honey. You have some mail that needs to be opened", Edgar's mother said. "Oh. Yes.", Edgar said before leaving to the front door where one envelope sat on the floor. The letter read "Woodchop Postal Service. From: Mrs. Bombay. To: Edgar Troff". Edgar opened the envelope and pulled out a letter that read "Dear Edgar Troff, All of us here in Croppsfield were so very sad to see you go. I did try warning you that leaving us would result in consequences, but alas, you did not heed my warning. I hope you understand that you not leaving would have resulted in your mother not being eaten. If it makes you feel any better, she tasted wonderful. Sincerely, Mrs. Bombay". Edgar could not believe what he was reading. It was impossible. He has just hugged his mother a few seconds ago. Edgar slowly crept back to where his mother was standing. Looked up at his mother's face and what stared back at him was not his mother. The wholesome and caring face of his mother was replaced with the head of Mrs. Bombay. "What's the matter, honey? Not ready for dinner?", said Mrs. Bombay. Edgar, speechless, looked at what Mrs. Bombay was holding in her hand. It was the axe that the turkey person was holding. Edgar Troff's shrieks were the last thing he heard before an axe struck him in the head. After about thirty whacks, Mrs. Bombay put down the axe and said "Happy Harvest and an even Happier Thanksgiving to me".
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2020.11.26 17:34 marcelo0430 NPC Idea: The Vampire Girl

I thought of this NPC over the course of a week or two and thought she was really cool. I typed up her stats, story, and abilities and decided to share them here. The flair is "resource" in case you want to include her, but I would also like to hear what you think of her and how she can be improved. I had to take significant liberties to make her work as an NPC. However, I believe that having her work more than accounts for these liberties.
It is very, very long, so here is a TLDR:
Cassandra is a 127 year old vampire who was turned when she was 13 because the vampire lord that turned her wanted a daughter. Vampirism cost her her parents and she absolutely hates being a vampire. She does good to join her parents once she is killed. She hides her vampirism from the party. Once the party learns, they can help her find a cure, affect her choice in whether she takes the cure, and cause her to sacrifice herself for the party. If she learns to accept her vampirism, she can unlock vampiric powers.

Description and Statistics
Cassandra Smyth is a 13 year old female human sorcerer. However, she is actually a 127 year old vampire who was turned when she was 13. Her fangs are not long enough to be distinguishable from normal human canines. She has blue eyes, straight brown hair that hangs 4 inches past her shoulders, and the average 13 year old proportions (101 lbs and 61.7 inches). While she can make decisions based on wisdom gained over 127 years, her lack of aging stopped the development of her prefrontal cortex and therefore, her decision making. Therefore, her decision making can be hit or miss. In a well thought out decision, usually makes the correct choice. However, she often makes the wrong decision under pressure.
She is a neutral good, although chaotic and lawful also work. She is also deeply religious and believes in a pantheon of gods. She will be timid and shy at first, but grows to have a sense of humor and be more confident and adventurous. She often tries and does act mature, but her childish nature shows through.
The interesting part of Cassandra is that she HATES being a vampire and therefore, herself. She blames vampirism and herself for ruining her life and killing her parents (more on this later). She tries to resist being a vampire as much as possible (more on this later). She tries to hide her vampirism and gives everyone a false name and backstory. Cassandra has spent the last 127 years doing two things. Trying to find a cure for vampirism is the first. The second is being a good person. She wants to see her parents again, who she believes went to heaven. However, she is a vampire and believes that she will be judged very harshly. She tries to do as much good as possible so when she does die (of not old age), she can see her parents.
Strength: 4 (-3)
Dexterity: 14 (+2)
Constitution: 8 (-1)
Intelligence: 18 (+4)
Wisdom: 11 (+0)
Charisma 18 (+4)
Her charisma often depends on the situation. Being a child, she has a -6 modifier to intimidation. In formal or official situations, she has a -2 modifier to persuasion. She has proficiency in religion and nature.
These are without vampiric abilities (more on that later).
As a vampire, she has forbiddance and must drink blood. However, she can and does animal blood because biting humans is bad. This allows her to stay alive, but she can not access any vampiric abilities or resistances. She can be in the sun because she would not work as an NPC if she could not. However, she is vulnerable to radiant damage. She also can not see herself in a mirror and wooden stakes are very dangerous.

Backstory and Lore
As an added lore to the world she is in, pure blood vampires exist. These are vampires that were there when Molag Bal gave them the curse/ability (Skyrim lore). One of the few remaining (or last) pure blood made Cassandra a vampire, which lets her be in the sun.
The pure-blood vampire lord just wants a family. I wanted to make Cassandra's story personal, but needed a reason why the vampire bit her to make her his daughter, as opposed to anyone else. The story I went with is that she was just lucky to be able to take it. The vampire lord tried to convert others, but they all died after biting him, a pure blood vampire, back.
Cassandra got into another argument with her parents and, although her parents always tell her not to, she runs off into the woods to be alone for a while. There, the pure blood vampire turns her into a vampire, which also gives her her sorcery powers. She runs back home to her parents, who try to help her. Due to forbiddance, the vampire lord and his vampire spawn can not enter their house, so they surround it. Her parents sacrifice themselves in an attempt at a breakout that is a distraction for Cassandra to escape. By the time the vampires realize, she is long gone.
She spends the next 114 years running and hiding until the vampires lose her. She then survives and does what she can to make the world a better place. She also spends her time trying to find a cure.
They party finds her in combat, where she can show that she is a sorcerer and can fight. This would probably be in some side quests that she has already started. This allows her to complete a mission with the party, hopefully accomplishing the hardest challenge of convincing the party that she can stay with them. If they ask, Cassandra tells the party that her name is Kira Skamos and the reason she is her is because her parents kicked her out when they learned she had magic abilities. She is just trying to make a living. Eventually, the party lets her come along.
Her possessions are the following. A certain amount of spell components if the DM requires spell components. The clothes on her person. A worn doll her mother made for her. A wooden wand her father made for her and a dagger her father gave her as she escaped. A diary with dates going back over 100 years. A second diary that is actually a book of notes and research on a cure to vampirism. A third book where she keeps flowers she collects. A bottle of glue/adhesive that she knows how to make.
There are hints that she is a vampire. She might accidentally say that she was there when a historical event happened or always asks to enter a home first. she also will not eat or drink much and will avoid mirrors. An anniversary of the day she turned can be an off day for her.
While she is with the party, she still needs to feed. She can drink animal blood, but must do so without the party noticing. About once a week, she will leave camp to collect flowers. She will feed on a few squirrels or rabbits and grab a few flowers. When she returns, she dries out the flowers using magic and glues them into her book.
There are multiple ways that the PCs can find out about her vampirism. It is best to wait until she is fully entrenched with the PCs. The first way I came up with is that as the party travels, they pass through her home village. In the middle of the night, she sneaks out of the tavern/inn, waking up the PC(s) she is sharing a room with. If she is not sharing or if the PC(s) do not follow her, she can have mud on her shoes and will say she went on a walk. She will head to the cemetery, where she will cry over and talk to her parent's graves. If the PC(s) follow and hear her, they will hear very vague sentences. For example, she would say "I haven't done it again, like I promised," in reference to biting people. In addition, she would also talk about how she has to leave her new friends soon like she has to leave everyone, although she does not want to. From this, the PCs should gather that she lied about her past and that something is up. She does not want to talk about her past when questioned.
The second part I envisioned is where the party learns of her vampirism. The party has to take out some baddie and she comes along, if she is not a part of the party. Turns out, the baddie is an important henchman of the vampire lord. He was there the night Cassandra was turned. Either she recognizes him, he recognizes her, or both. It brings back memories and she runs off. She has a PTSD attack if she has mild PTSD or it just brings back very traumatic memories. Maybe she will only talk to the PC she is closest to. Now she reveals her true past.
Cassandra still looks for a cure. She has narrowed it down to a few ingredients/components for the potion/spell. The party can help her find the cure.
In the meantime, the party can try to get her to accept herself. They can convince her to feed on bad humans, such as bandits. This would allow her to use vampiric abilities (more on that later).
Form here, her path can branch in many directions. One is that the party completes the cure. Depending on how well the party got her to accept her vampirism, she may or may not take the cure. If she takes the cure, she loses all the vampiric advantages and disadvantages, but keeps her sorcerer abilities. She continues aging from 13 and now, having mortal needs, would stay with the party.
The second path is where Cassandra dies. This can work whether she found and took the cure or not. If she has not found the cure yet, this can serve as the last step in finding it. It can also serve as a path for revenge/justice for Cassandra because the party fights the vampire lord. It would, obviously, be a traumatic time for Cassandra. The party is horribly outmatched by the vampire lord. When the opportunity arises, Cassandra throws up a wall or force or other barrier (DM powers), separating herself and the lord from the party. The lord only wants one thing: a family. Cassandra can not beat him, but she can take that away from him. She stabs herself with the dagger her father gave her, taking away the lord's chance and allowing the party to escape. In her final moments, she can see her parents and joins them. This also creates a boss with significant value for the party later.

Vampiric Abilities
Cassandra has a capacity for 1500 "blood points." She can only use vampiric abilities with blood points over 300. For every 20 points under 100, she takes 1 point of exhaustion with 0 points being a comatose state. She can be brought out of this state with blood. Non-humanoid blood can only raise her up to 300 points and she loses 25 points per day. A squirrel or rabbit would give her 100 points, while a medium humanoid would give her 500 (or 4d100 + 300). Blood can be bottled and stored for later, but that blood can not give her blood points above 500 for humanoid blood and 300 for non-humanoid blood.
She can create a vampire spawn with a bite. She can control it as a bonus action. For every vampire spawn alive, she loses 15 blood points per round.
Vampire regional effects: 300 blood points per 2d12 hours.
Shapechanger: 250 to change into the bat or mist form and back.
Regeneration: 75 points per regeneration use.
Spider climb: 5 points per foot climbed.
Children of the Night: 250 points
Intimidation: 75 points. She gains advantage and proficiency in intimidation for 1 attempt, revealing her vampiric nature to the target and those watching.
While she has over 300 blood points, she has access to the vampiric bite, unarmed strike, darkvision, and resistance to necrotic damage. Healing spells and potions have only half effectiveness during this time. As her blood points increase, her nails and canines grow longer and sharper, making her far more recognizable as a vampire. At over 1000 blood points, her irises take on a red tinge.
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2020.11.25 10:55 gameingtree The Formens Heirlooms.

The court spoke in hushed whispers, its nobles lusty to air their grievances louder but the venerable emperor prohibited their advances with a stern glance of a cold eye. When not quieting the child-like whining of his kin his stare gave its full attention to the figure brought afore him. Paler then the moon goddess in all her beauty, with eyes redder than blood and more beguiling than many a seductresses, and hair blacker than night and darker than void. This man was a Vampire, a breed that has been stricken with many an injustice by their fellow man. He was bound quite tightly with chains obviously the Formens own.
It must be noted, as it was by the courts scribe assistance, that Formen is a peculiar title within the hierarchy of the Engineer-priests of the machine god. Formen, the word itself, being a mix between Foremen and Forge-men. The Formen being the former of the later. It was his job, and his fathers afore him, and his fathers afore him, and etcetera to keep the High-forge beneath the Abbey-rows churning out the highest quality brass laden with the greatest forms of enchantments and blessings. It was well known however that this job didn't stop after death, and that most the equipment under the Abbey-rows was quite literally held together by a spirt and a prayer. That was until...
"He stole it I tells you! The magic of the forges, the powers in my Heirlooms! This pale-blooded specter of death tampered with property that wasn't his, that was mine in fact! Now the forges are in a real state I tells you, a real state indeed. The god-gear is barely keeping the metal in meager amounts, we'll have constructs deprived of chassis and hull by the end of the day, I tell you what we sh-..."
"Silence! Formen, you have told this story before. Outbursts like that are seldom left unpunished, especially ones so blatantly wasteful of time. We shan't follow your advice on the matter. You may boss around the men of the forge, but now the rules are reversed. However I understand your emotional, and your family has been such a pivotal gear in the machine of the empire for many generations now, so I'll forgive you this once."
The Formen bowed his head in shame. His tanned and burnt skin became flushed with emotion, no matter how stoic he tried to be. The emperor turned his attention once again to the Vampire.
"Now onto you. I know your... kind, has been persecuted in the past and most of the men in this room hold great prejudice against you. However I've no reason to doubt the claims of the Formen. Everyone knows the tales, that you and yours hunt those beyond their expiration date- those both ethereal and venerable beyond their merit. I know not the truth of the matter, and if I am to learn so I require most of all your testimony which you've been so reluctant in giving."
The vampire rose his head and locked eyes with the emperor for the first time. In a voice as cold as deaths grip and as flowing as water he answered:
"All I have to say is that its true. Whatever you have to ask of me, whatever you want me to do, the answer is yes. However I shan't be swayed into actions by your words, except that of lying. There is only one whos voice I heed, and when I drop dead in the gallows he shall say 'no,' and this whole matter will prove useless. I shall walk the mists another dusk and those spirits will stay with me and my lord."
The emperor now enraged by the sheer arrogance and pretentious nature of the fiend before him, motion to the guards to seize him. A full confession was all they needed after all. However, though meant to be hung and dead a few moons later, the only thing that dropped that day was black smoke from which naught could be found.
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2020.11.24 16:02 _Sky__ Benevolent Evil (Chapter 9) New friends

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At the dawn of the sixth day since the summoning, we approached our destination, the tall trees growing ever sparser around us.
Reglen insisted we do not camp for the previous night, instead urging for us to march onward. What presented no problem to me, though I was worried about how the old man would handle it.
However, it turned out I needed not to worry, as his steps were steadfast as ever. The only old part about him seemed to be his face.
With the first light of the day, we both took a deep breath.
The early morning sun warming Reglen's cheeks while the low mist was rapidly dissipating all around us. The smell of fresh moist grass permeating my senses, me not having a nose to sniff out the air irrelevant.
"Niilo… I bloody do not want you to freak out the others. This situation..."-the old man shrugged his shoulder, leaning the bodyweight ever more to his left leg—reluctant brown eyes of his looking at me with a serious undertone.
I snorted, or at least I tried, but it came out as a dull roar. Again, not having the nostrils does that to you
" Of course... but they already know you went away to summon a demon. What do they expect you will return with? A dog? I doubt they didn't figure out the demon summoning, brings forth a fricking demon?"
"True..."-Reglen casually started walking away from me-" yet, you still better stay here until I can tell them the damn summoning truly worked."-the Zekulja following loyally behind him.
The clear morning sky somehow made the entire scene seem idyllic… this world had many shortcomings, but a lack of absolutely stunning and preserved nature was not one of them.
"Alright, alright…"-I conceded relatively easily, not being that much of an idiot to simply strode unannounced into the camp full of armed men. Also willing to give the man some space, after that 'breakdown' he had.
"And if possible, please stay around here so I can find you later… understood?"-that was the most prominent part of this entire plan of his on how to 'introduce' me to his group.
"I am demon… not dumb."-was my 'witty' response to the man's slowly fading figure.
"That is debatable."-he scoffed-" A blind man seems to know more about the world than you..."
Shit, he got me there.
I shook my head, even smiled a bit, trying not to show my fangs.
Then remembering to ask -" How long should I wait!?"
He was already a dozen meters away, the forest being far more traversable in this area.
"Few hours at least..."- once orotund voice now paling away the further he went. Not that it mattered much to the senses of this new body. I could hear Reglen perfectly, even from a hundred steps away.
"Hours!? What the hell am I suppose to do until then?!"-I loudly voiced my problem. I might have had the super-human hearing, but Reglen sure as hell did not.
"Talk with that bloody squirrel of yours..."-he didn't shout back, obviously aware I can hear him fine-" We have been in the woods for almost a week. Few more hours will not get you eaten."
I sighed.
"Ehhh… Well, Mr. Squirrel! It seems Reglen there thinks you are a rather good company."- (What?! Many people talk to their pets… is that truly that weird?)
"Well, it might be a rather weird habit for what this world is concerned"-only then did I figure I should have asked Reglen if it is alright for me to actually talk with a literal squirrel in front of the other people. They would probably already be scared of a demon. Let alone a crazy squirrel-talking demon.
"Shit..."
I knew I needed to be cautious, but I strongly felt I could trust Reglen with informing me if I was committing a grand faux pas.
To my surprise, Mr. Squirrel fucking nodded. Though that was likely a coincidence, he had just finished eating the acorn I gave to it. Or he had hidden it somewhere, I did not really bother to see what the hell he was doing with all the acorns I gave to him this last week.
The wind swirled around me, ruffling the grass beneath my feet and the forest clearing I stood in.
Reglen had purposefully picked this place so others can approach me in open sight. Saying the people would be more open-minded and relaxed to face me on the clear grounds, rather than among some bushes.
But all that open nature and oxygen-rich air ignited something inside of me, something which I haven't felt for the longest time. A long decayed desire to run, to push my body to its limits, to exercise.
It had been oh so long since I last time felt I had the energy or strength to do so. Battling cancer for sheer survival leaves you quickly crippled in that regard.
Doing a few simple push-ups was the first that came to my mind, and this seemed as good of a time for it as I would get.
I took a deep breath...
During my prime, before the damn disease got to me I was able to do at least thirty proper push-ups at once. Working on the fields during childhood, then going to the gym during the college did keep me in decent shape.
And so I began. My clothes -leather cape/jacket hybrid- did not bother me in the slightest. What was strange, because I was used to doing push-ups without any shirt on.
"One!"
"Two!"
"Three!"
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An hour late…..
"Five thousand and six hundred!"
By this time, I was doing them faster than I could pronounce them- with no sign of fatigue whatsoever. Though my body did get warmer (literally warmer!), fifty-sixty degrees Celsius at the very least by my subjective measurement.
"Well… that is a new record for sure."-I said to no one in particular as I pushed myself from the ground with the ease of a feather. The shape of my hands carved deep into the grass beneath me, revealing a dark fertile soil.
One could make a nice farm here if he took the time and effort to clean the land, I concluded.
Even though I lacked knowledge about the crops of this world, The Encyclopedia Demonologica often mentioned something wildly similar to a potato, beans, and corn.
What, in turn, got me thinking about the size of the Noble Parliament's population. How many people could they sustain? What was the size of their cities? Did they have working irrigation systems etc ?
Still, my reason quickly informed me that answers to such questions would have to wait for the Reglen to come back.
I relaxed and took in my surroundings.
Upon a small hill, just a few dozen steps left of me stood what must have been a centuries-old tree. Its house-sized trunk unquestionably dominating the countryside. Like an ancient giant looking down with contempt upon dwindling bushes trying to compete against its sun-monopolizing canopy.
There was something ruthlessly captivating about it. I moved closer; its shadow swallowing my frame with ease as I walked beneath its leaf-full cover.
I reached for one of the thickest branches with my right hand, my sharp fingertips sinking through its bark like it was made of peanut butter. All until they reached the meat of the wood. I pulled a bit harder, convinced by now that my clawed fingernails would cut through, but surprisingly it held.
Carefully I leaned my weight onto it, the wood bending under pressure but seemed to be nowhere near breaking.
Then, when I felt that my hand's grasp was stably anchored at the branch and that my own body weight was balanced accordingly, I pulled up.
The ease by which my frame lifted from the ground was astonishing. As if somebody flipped off the gravity, even though the heavily bent branch above me would surely argue otherwise. The musculature of this new body of mine simply did not seem to care, as long as it had something durable enough to hold on.
I hanged there for a while -still using just my right hand- it felt effortless.
Finally, I pulled myself above the branch; it buckled slightly from sheer momentum. All of its leafs whispering in protest, but it still held strong. Like we were arm-wrestling and it desperately did not want to give up, too prideful.
And honestly… that was how I felt too! Undeservedly so I admit, but this was still the first time I managed to do a proper one-armed pull-up, something which was a small goal of mine while I was still human that I was never able to achieve, and thus it was thrilling! Regardless of the circumstances.
After that, I walked around and tried lifting some heavy rocks. Quickly realizing that there weren't any particularly heavy ones around. Though the grasp of my fingers was strong enough to crumble them into the dust if I really tried… (kind of).
Dozen minutes later, while I was trying to carve out something resembling a sphere using only my bare hands, a flock of white-feather birds flew over me.
I stared at them for a few seconds… suddenly deciding I should now try to jump as high as I can.-" Why the hell did I not thought of this before? I guess simple ideas easily slip from your focus when you are mentally overwhelmed. Thus mundane things like jumping are the last thing on your mind. Or I might be an idiot of sorts… who knows."
Lowering my stance, my feet firmly on the ground, my muscles tense and ready.
Then, the ground just sank beneath the unrelenting pressure of my feat…-"WhooooooooooooOO!"- I yelled as I soared through the air. Seemingly weightless, like a drop of rain in reverse.
My senses greedily feasting on riches of sight afforded to me by this ever-expanding vantage point.
But my rise quickly came to its inevitable halt as I found myself fifty steps in the air.
And then I looked down...
Screeching even harder as I was falling. -" AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"-There is something primal in the man, which makes him scream out of the bottom of his lungs when he is crashing down from what he perceives as a deadly height.
-[Boom!]-
Only to land like some movie superhero, all cool and awesome. Promptly discovering that this body's natural centers of balance were perfectly synchronized with all of my reflexes. Readjusting any of my more clumsy decisions. And while I could move as to disobey those new instincts, doing so felt like balancing on one leg but refusing to move your arms to help maintain stability.
My five minutes of feeling 'awesome' ended suddenly when I sensed hooves of dozens of horses galloping in my direction. They were at least a few thousand steps away. But the bigger the source of the sound, the easier they are to detect, obviously.
A trace of panic rushed through my body when I instantly concluded they would be on me in just a couple of minutes.
"I can now run faster than a horse if need be… but those are just probably Reglen's guys. I mean, what are the odds of another group of mounted riders arriving accidentally on this very same spot? None… right?"
Just in case, I gently grabbed Mr. Squirrel and placed him in a canopy of the largest tree around. After which -seeing that I already held a high ground- I stood still, waiting for the riders to come closer, so I can discern them better individually.
"Alright… deep breaths. Try to make a good first impression, do not yawn, or they will see those predatory teeth of yours. "-yep, sound logic in my mind right there.
To my great relief, the very next moment, I recognized the Zekulja, and then the man riding it. Reglen seemed to had left all of his baggage wherever he has been and quickly came galloping here.
What was understandable, as this part of the forest was much more traversable than what we had been walking through the entire last week. He probably did not want to ride Zekulja back there out of fear the animal might hurt its leg, highly likely considering all the equipment it previously had to carry too.
I puffed up my chest, taking up a confident pose, while still trying to look as if I did not care about what was happening around me. (Like as if I was waiting for a date).
Sure enough, just as I expected, over fifty horses came into my direct line of sight, passing by sparse trees and bushes. Upon them rode armored men, stunning looking chain-mails, designed unlike any I have ever seen. Thick metal links densely intro-woven like fish scales to protect the bodies wearing them.
Their bulky figures revealing to me that they were wearing gambesons beneath, while a layer of light linen cloth shielded the metal armor from the heating sun.
Crossbows in their hands, steel helmets on their heads, with visors risen revealing their faces. Swords, maces, and mostly halberds present everywhere.
Honestly, I have kind of been expecting a bunch of outlaws, not a cohesive fighting force. Reglen told me, a few days prior to this, how they often protected him during extensive business journeys, escorting his caravan. (That was how he knew the commander of this force in the first place, he claimed).
But then again, what I have read about demons thus far, perfectly explained why they were arriving to meet me while equipped as if they were going to battle.
Most of them were still unable to see me clearly, their view blocked by the ones riding in front of them. But worried voices of the few that did, in fact, already notice me quickly reached my ears.
"By the faith!!! Is that it??"--" Abomination!" ---" Whooooaaa!"--" C-careful… carefully"--" Where is it?"--" Watch for the horses! They might panic."
The animals abruptly slowing down, their approach willingly grounding to a halt.
Followed by many other convoluted words, I could barely discern. As I was mentally unable to process what every single one of them was saying. But their initial reactions did not seem positive.
"Ready the crossbows… if it goes berserk we..."- whispers echoed among the riders, some of them unaware I was perfectly able to hear them -" This gamble better be worth it"--" Man… if this backfires, we are dead." --" No risk… no profit..."
Their nerves straining as I saw a quite number of them reach for the canteen strapped to the saddle of their horse and greedily gulping some of its content.
"Husshhh, hushhh… Quiet! Remember what Reglen said!..."-finally, somebody in the group muted them.
I could only sympathize with their unease about this whole thing, remembering the first time I saw my face. Not the most relaxing experience.
" Everyone... Stick to the plan. Do not act like sheep in front of a wolf."-another voice added.
Finally, they all spread out, some fifty-sixty steps from me. None of them seemed to have even remotely considered dismounting their horse. Credible, I would have done the same if I was in their place.
Reglen galloped forward atop of Zekulja, a tough-looking man in his thirties ridding right behind him - presumably, that commander he vaguely talked about – his own horse notably 'stronger'. The sheer aura of leadership he emanated being amplified tenfold by a trimmed red beard, short hair, deep brown eyes, and an even deeper scar on his chin that the beard failed to hide.
The familiar older man in the lead rose his arm in greeting-" Niilo!"- a tangible dose of relief emanating from both his voice and posture.
I focused my attention on him, trying not to stare at the red-bearded stranger to his right.-"Reglen, you arrived back sooner than I expected."
"What bloody happened?"-the old man's voice a bit disturbed now.-" We heard a loud roar and rushed…"
I was dumbfounded for a second or two… then my mind 'blinked'.
"Ohhhh… that was probably me screaming while I was falling from my jump."- I could not say that to him, especially not in this kind of situation-" But that explains why they were galloping so fast to get here."
"Ahh… it's nothing."-I waved it off with my hand.
"Nothing? I swear I thought you were fighting something… "-he looked over his shoulder, both left and right.
I eyed him suspiciously-"Fighting?"- yeah, sure, if anything had attacked me, I would have run away, faster than you could say 'where is that damn demon'. Who does he take you me for?
"Damn it! There was even a loud BANG!"- he rubbed the back of his neck-" It echoed all over the forest."
What was just me slamming into the ground, but he had no way of knowing that. Zekulja, however, did not seem to care for its owner's questioning words, opting to eat some grass instead.
"Ohhh… that?"
"Yea… that! What the bloody hell did you do?"
I said the first thing that came to my mind-" Ehh... Just scared off some large bird, which stared at Mr. Squirrel quite suspiciously..."- yep, totally legit explanation.
A dry voice I never heard before spoke-" Mr. Squirrel?!"-the commander seemed more than a bit confused.
"Paahhhh… that's just his, his pet."-Reglen explained halfheartedly.
If the red-bearded commander was watching me baffled before, he was completely lost now.
Only to gaze directly into my eyes, not a second later, without even slightly wincing.
I guess people like him have to know how to adapt to unexpected situations rather fast if they want to survive.
"Yepp… better for me to try to be on this group's good side."
So I took the initiative- "Well, hi… I am Niilo Novak, my pleasure to meet you."- restraining myself from trying to shake hands with the commander, but my right arm twitched a bit nonetheless. The lifetime of getting used to acting polite and civilized still kicking in, even inside of this new body.
But I was right in assuming the man in front of me had no wish to 'touch me'.
He just nodded-" My given name is Zelin Zin, a friend of Reglen's-" he glanced at the old man- "though I presume he did not tell you a lot about me?"
I shook my head in a relaxed manner, confirming his words.
"Well, demon, I do hope you will not resent him that, as I obliged him to do so. Being careful, and dare I say a bit paranoid, when involved in the summoning of a demon is wise. Considering all that can go wrong."
"Indeed, totally understandable."-Yep… these guys are not idiots. They seemed careful, and I liked that. Because if there is a single thing you should do upon finding yourself in an alien world, being cautious is indeed a fricking high on the list. Right next to 'find somebody who seems to know how to use his brain' and is not poised to harm you, then talk with him.
"I am glad you weigh my actions as such..."-Zelin left out a deep sigh-" So let me ride straight to my motives."-he pointed at the soldiers behind him with his left hand.-" Those are the men under my command, hard veterans. And we have been through a lot together. Especially these last few months! But this is by far the craziest fucking thing we have ever done."
Yep… this guy has strong common sense. And a lot of luck, considering it was me who they have ended up summoning. Though that might be debatable.
" We want…"-he paused for a second-" we need your aid in lifting the siege of our Lord's castle. It's as simple as that."
"Huh?? Lift the siege? Not killing some noble?"- because I was really sure that Reglen did not mention anything remotely similar to a 'fight over a castle'.
I blinked rapidly- "Umm… a siege?"
"Exactly..."- sharply added Zelin with a slight nod of his entire torso.
Nobody spoke a word for a heartbeat or two; there was only an uneasy silence surrounding us.
"Uhhh…"-I took a sharp look at Reglen; he did not seem confused at all-" I guess I misunderstood something."
Pointing at the old man-" Reglen only mentioned some Belin guy, and an army of mercenaries being your problem… or something like that."
"It is so, demon."-the Zelin answered, his horse took a step back-" a high-noble Belin... the scumbag,"-he spat on the grass after saying the man's name-" his damn mercenaries are ravishing our lands and sieging the said castle as we speak, trying to starve out our comrades."
"Oh?!"- I sensed an ominous tingling in my tail - "I see..."
"And I'll be damned if I do not do everything in my might to save the man I serve."-proclaimed Zelin-" summoning a demon included."-his tone iron-hard.
"Aham, and you want me..."-my hand pointing at my chest-" to take care of that entire army?!"- my face stunned. Not that it showed, as my expressions were all but human.
"Kind of..."-admitted Reglen.
"Yes, kind of"-interjected Zelin-" but an army of seven thousand fighting men might be too much even for a hard-kill demon likes of yourself."-his voice slow, but his eyes were rapidly going all over me, from the tips of my horns to the sharp edge of my long tail. Almost as if he was expecting me to contradict his statement.-" Not to mention how suspicious would it look for a demon to save my Lord like that directly." - he quickly added.
"*Pfff! Is he insane?! Seven thousand!!!What the...!!!"-*my flight instincts suddenly too close to overtaking my own actions for anyone's taste.
I was lost for words.
But then Zelin raised his gloved hand in a lecturing manner-" Yet! If it just so happened that a demon would suddenly appear, roaming and ravaging the Belin's own domain… so close to his family, so close to families of his retinue... Well, the damn scumbag would have no other option but to lift the siege and retreat, probably bankrupt himself too to convince all the mercenaries to aid him there."-subtle smirk over his face.
" And his army is at best two weeks march away. Plenty of time for you to inflict on Belin's domain whatever sorrows of darkness you indulge into. While to everyone else, it would all just seem like a servant of darkness taking advantage of the inner-human conflict to ravage undefended lands. Aahhaahahah"- his words stuffed with cold dread of pure revenge.
Zelin went on, detailing how effective such a turn of events could be. They were expecting some mercenaries hoping for easy loot and boring siege to break their contracts with Belin right there and then.
After a minute or two more of his monologue, I got the gist of it and could not help but feel impressed, in an uneasy sort of way.
Fricking hell, their plan was cunning. Fucked up sure, but undeniably intelligent, in a high-risk sort of way.
Their lands were being ravaged, left without any hope of salvation. And thus, they were ready to do all it takes to win. Even using an act so unholy and forbidden by their faith as summoning a servant of darkness.
All I had to do, it seemed, was simply to appear—literally just that.
Hell!!!… For my part, I might just go around and slaughter a bunch of livestock all over Belin's domain, while making sure some serfs see me and survive to report the trouble. Damn, I can totally pull this out without even killing another human. Admittedly, that surely is not what Zelin is expecting to happen, but still… Interesting.
However? Was I actually inclined to do so?
"Alright… sounds like a thought out plan."-I spoke slowly, patiently.-" Just have one... or two questions."-leaning my head ever slightly backward, my tail falling flat to the ground.
In a heartbeat, there was a tangible unease on the Zelin's face that immediately despaired when he spoke -"Sure," -waving his hand in front of me seemingly carelessly.-"Ask away."
"If your Lord's castle is under the siege by the Belin's army. How come you are here, and not defending it?"- the refreshingly chill wind swayed from the west, their horses neighed, my uncontrollable tail lifting from the ground.
There was a moment of cold uneasy silence.
The commander frowned, minor insult carved into his face-"Ehhh!? Belin's fucking mercenaries arrived there and raised the siege while we were still escorting Reglen's caravan back to the North. Me and my men returned to find ourselves on the wrong side of the walls."-he scoffed-" otherwise, I would have been there, to serve my Lord. That I swear on my honor!"
"Aham… I see."-I nodded, my fingers touching my chin, acting as if I was thinking hard about this whole situation.
"Initially I resorted to harassing their supplies… skirmishing a bit here and there."-the commander went on retelling his deeds, justifying his actions-" But weeks passed by, we grew more desperate. "
He stared at the ground for a few seconds-" And that is why I am now here, talking to you, demon."- there was a subdued reflection of anger in his eyes
I tried to read his face, to see deeper into his intentions, but the man was an enigma to me.
Yet, I had to know more.
"You are willing to go to such lengths to help your lord?"-I could not imagine myself doing the same, not even close.
"Hmm"- a barely perceivable smile flashed over Zelin's bearded face-" far more than you can imagine."- he said matter-of-factly.
"Really?"-I paused-" All that for some man who thinks he has the right to rule over you just because he was born into wealth?"
A loud hiss escaped the Zelin-" My wife and a teenage daughter are in that castle too. What by the darkness do you think the mercenaries -drunk on victory- will do to them once the castle falls?"- the tone of his words monotone, as he tries not to imagine the consequences of the events he just described.
I slowly gulped, more and more aware of the situation the men in front of me were facing. I could only imagine how I myself would react if I was in a similar situation.
But throwing my support behind them still seemed like a foolhardy endevor... yet my earthly morals, which urged me to help the people in dire need, pressed on.
Yet I tried to remind myself I wasn't on Earth anymore.
Felling a bit uncomfortable to ask the type of question which might agitate them further, I struggled for words at first. But then my concerns won over - "T-true… you are asking for my help. But why the hell are you expecting me to do that. Why trust a demon?"-my tone now blunt as a hammer.
No point in mincing words.
The commander glanced right at the Reglen-"As expected from being of darkness…"- he commented, shaking his head uneasily and looking back at me-" No worry, our goals overlap with your rewards like bricks of a wall."
"Tell him"- he added, gesturing with his hand, still holding onto the reins of his horse.
Reglen gently nodded and continued in his stead-" Lord Belin is a rich man, so rich in fact, his vault holds a corrupted artifact."-slight smirk escaping his face. At the same time, Zelin's facial expression radiated a sudden surge of confidence.
Excellent… the only problem being that I knew not a thing about what 'corrupt artifact' was.
"And?!?"- I shrugged with my shoulders.
"And what!? Bloody corrupted artifact is not the reason enough for you to storm Belin's stronghold?"-Reglen said, quite incredulously.
"Yes, demon. Let's not play games here..."-Zelin interrupted before I had a chance to ask more.-" We all know how much your kind craves such artifacts. So drop the act… your kin is skillful with plotting, but we ain't naive fools either. The deal is more than fair."
Well, that explained a thing or two, partly.
"And once I get that corrupted artifact?"-my head twitched a bit.
"Well…"-the commander leaned forward, from his saddle-"… then you run away with it to the far fucking north."-his head and eyes nudging in the mentioned geographical direction-" Back to your own kind."- Zelin's voice growing deeper with every word-" If you happen to kill fucking Belin in the process we will even fabricate the reports of your sightings at the south. Throwing off the inquisition from your tail for some time."
"Exactly!!"-shouted Reglen in an eruption of enthusiasm -" It's a bloody win-win situation for all. You get the priceless artifact and a safer way to where you belong. While we get rid of that bastard. And nobody ever speaks of it again..."
"Hmmm… you two did indeed think through a number of details." -I had to admit they knew how to use their wits in that regard. Hell, I guess this 'plan' would work even if they summoned a far more notorious and bloodthirsty demon. Knowing one's motivation, after all, is the key to doing deals.
Yet I was not like other demons, I had no wish to kill anybody -if not endangered myself- let alone to storm any stronghold.
Thus I looked Zelin straight in his eyes and said:" But you just expect of me to trust your word? To attack some fort, ravage unknown lands just because you -some human I literally meet a few minutes ago- told me there was a corrupted artifact there?"- I paused, for a moment looking much like a demon they saw me as - "You people serious? How do I even know you didn't make up the artifact?"
They exchanged a glance between each other, then focused back at me.
"I would have been long dead if I was as of an idiot as you seem to imply"- added Zelin, half-smirk over his face.
Then he proudly spoke of an ambush he and his men had made against some of the Belin's forces. How patiently they waited, how fiercely they struck out of nowhere. And lastly, how they managed to capture an armored carriage that was carrying back wealth plundered from his homeland.
Among a few of the enemies they captured to extract information from, was one of the Belin's highest-ranking bureaucrats, his treasurer.
Then he pulled out a tight leather envelope, its edges completely sealed in wax. He opened it with ease and sprung a golden handkerchief from it, a literal golden handkerchief! Masterfully woven from thin treads of the precious metal.
Yet, it wasn't the mere luxury of such item that puled my attention. Rather, it was a sudden outburst of smell so delicious, so sweet and mesmerizing that it felt like I was a child tasting an ice-cream for the first time.
So powerful was the scent that I -a human- found myself carving for it more than a starving dog craves for a bone, my fangs tightened. I felt the control I had over my thirst evaporate. My throat as dry as if I had run an entire marathon without taking a sip of water.
So overwhelmed were my senses that I took a step back as to not to do anything stupid.
"What is that!"- my eyes wide open.
Reglen described what I saw as an item Belin's trusted treasurer often used to wipe the dust off the corrupted artifact. The scent of an artifact still lingering all over it.
This gave a healthy dose of credence to Zelin's words, and judging by his subtle smile, he knew it too. I tried to shake off my thirst and think rationally.
Yet, in the end, I came to a simple conclusion.
As the situation was, I could simply not afford to say no to them yet. Not outright at least. I needed their corporation, their knowledge, playing on their side as long as I could, seemed like the best course of action.
"Hmm, you two make a convincing argument, but…"- I paused for effect-" You and your men will have to aid me in storming Belin's stronghold personally."- my tail swaying to the left-" After all, if it should be no problem for me alone to do it, then with the aid of your armed man the final result is a foregone conclusion. No?"
Zelin tilted his head before answering- "Eh, naturally..."- he glanced at Reglen, who in turn just quickly nodded- "that was kind of our idea anyhow. To aid you."- he shrugged.
"Fine..."-my tail swayed upwards violently-" We seem to have a deal here. How exactly did you plan to help me?"-yet my words calm and seemingly genuine.
The red-bearded commander spoke up-. "Just follow our ruse. We will aid you in approaching Belin's stronghold unseen. "
"Ahem!" -I grouched abruptly - "You sure you guys will manage to pull that off? It's not like I am exactly inauspicious, low-profile kind of a man."-stating the obvious.
"Indeed! You are as inauspicious as you are a man. That is to say none!"-Zelin was quick to reply in a militarily strong tone.-" Yet we got those challenges tied down under the servitude of your mind."
The way he expressed himself stunned me for a heartbeat, before I was able to process the meaning. Again, despise my local language's default knowledge; some things just did not translate too well.
I glanced at Reglen, then back at the Zelin-" Ehh, what?! How?"
The commander smirked-" We have set up our camp at an old fort, a ruin. It's inside the Belin's domain, deep enough. Me and my men will get you there, today, with none the wiser than you."-his smirk only growing-" and tomorrow we escort you to the main road, pointing you in the right direction. Everything else is on you. His garrison will not even know you are coming."-the smirk finally turning into a smug smile.
I looked at him dumbfounded, eyeballing his face.
Few uncomfortable seconds passed.
"What?!"- He noticed my staring and quickly confronted my glare.
"I get where you are aiming to deliver me."-pausing to take a breath I did not need-" But how do you get me there unseen?!?"
A trace of comprehension rushed over his face-" Ahhhh!"-he leaned back onto his saddle-" You'll be inside of a carriage, of course. How else?"
"Ohhh!"-I exhaled loudly, finally connecting the dots-" Gotcha!"- nodding once.
The refreshing summer breeze swayed over us from the west, the rich green grass beneath our feet flustering in its trail.
"Shall we go?"- Reglen asked in a hurry, looking at me.
"Lead the way"-I immediately agreed, pointing the right hand towards the way from which they first came.
"Aye!"-Zelin pulled the reins, quickly turning back to give some hand-sign to his men. A dozen of them instantly rushed back into the forest, galloping on their horses.
Throwing a careful look at me over his shoulder the very next second-, "Follow... your carriage is back at the road."
Obviously, even I, with my meager knowledge of carriages, concluded this forest was not realistically passable for it.
"How far?"-I asked.
"More than an hour, closer to two."-replied Reglen, nodding towards the south.
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2020.11.24 02:50 mrsimpson928 FBE Final Stand: Booking Tommy End in NJPW (Part 1: The Beginning of the End)

G1 Climax 30

Up next is the G1 Climax, and while End doesn’t enter, there are still some important things that take place. Running from July 7th to August 6th, the G1 happens exactly the same as in real life, apart from the dates and the finals, which end up being Ibushi vs. Tanahashi. During the actual tournament, Ospreay turns on Okada, leaving CHAOS and starting up his own faction alongside Bea Priestley and Great O-Khan. Much like in real life, it’s called the Empire.

At the G1 Finals, Ospreay and O-Khan team up to take on Okada and Yoshi-Hashi, ending with Ospreay pinning Yoshi-Hashi following an OsCutter. The real talking point comes after the match, when the newest member of the Empire walks out… IT’S TOMMY END!!! He walks out, standing next to Ospreay as he stands over Yoshi-Hashi. Okada runs in, END TIMES TO OKADA!!! End, Trinidad, Ospreay, Priestley, and O-Khan all close out the match standing tall before CHAOS members run out and make the save for their partners. A six-man tag team bout is scheduled for Destruction in Kobe, pitting Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, and Hirooki Goto against the three men of the Empire.


Destruction in Kobe

The Empire (Ospreay, End, and O-Khan) vs. CHAOS (Okada, Goto, and Ishii)

CHAOS makes their entrances, but it’s stopped quick as the Empire run out and attack them during it. They brawl down the ramp, eventually entering the ring and getting set for the match to start. Ospreay and Okada start us off, with Ospreay throwing some hard right forearms before whipping Okada into the ropes. Duck and a leapfrog into the Superkick… OKADA DUCKS! Okada rebounds… MILLION DOLLAR DROPKICK TO OSPREAY! He picks Ospreay back up, ALREADY LOOKING FOR THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER… OSPREAY REVERSES! Big chop to back Okada up as he looks to catch his breath, approaching him and grabbing him for a Vertical Suplex but Okada fights out of it. He whips Ospreay into a neutral corner, charging for the Running Back Elbow… BUT OSPREAY HITS THE SUPERKICK!!! TAG TO END!!! End hops over the ropes, IMMEDIATELY HITTING THE FLYING KNEE AND THE BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!! ONE… TWO… OKADA KICKS OUT!!! Once End gets back up, he peppers Okada with kicks all over, until he lifts him for the Saito Suplex. Okada manages to get him down into a headlock though, ELBOWING THE SIDE OF END’S HEAD AS HE DOES SO! He gets up and goes to his corner, hopping onto the middle rope and tagging Ishii in at the same time. End gets up… OKADA WITH THE DIVING CROSSBODY! AND ISHII WITH THE SLIDING LARIAT AS END SITS UP!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT!!!

Ishii doesn’t waste any time, picking End up and BLASTING HIM WITH SOME HUGE FOREARMS! An attempt at a German Suplex is stifled though as End furiously elbows away at Ishii, freeing himself in the process. The Stone Pitbull tries to hit another forearm… END GETS THE JUMP ON HIM WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN! Ishii smiles as End hits another forearm… AND IT’S ISHII WITH A FOREARM! END WITH ONE BACK! ISHII! END! ISHII! END! ISHII WITH A QUICK THREE! AND END WITH THE SPINNING BACKFIST!!! Quick leg kick lowers Ishii to one knee… AND HE FOLLOWS IT WITH THE LIGHTNING FAST SHINING WIZARD!!! ONE… ISHII KICKS OUT!!! With the crowd on their feet, End tags out to the Great O-Khan, getting him in for the first time in the match. O-Khan slowly gets in, forearming Ishii and hitting a quick right body kick before whipping him into the ropes. He looks for the back body drop… ISHII WITH THE SURPRISE SUNSET FLIP OVER!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT!!! O-Khan back up… BIG LARIAT TO ISHII!!! He picks him up for the Iron Claw Slam… ISHII HEADBUTTS TO COUNTER!!! O-Khan is sent back into his corner, but Ospreay tags himself in… LEAPING ONTO THE ROPES FOR THE PIP PIP CHEERIO!!! ONE… TWO… ISHII KICKS OUT!!! AND THE OSCUTTER… ISHII DODGES AND GETS THE TAG TO GOTO!!!

Goto comes in through the ropes, instantly hitting Ospreay with a big Backbreaker. He rebounds off the ropes, looking for the PK but Ospreay ducks it, kipping up as Goto realizes that he missed and SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF THE ROPES FOR A CROSSBODY! BUT GOTO CATCHES IT!!! USHIGOROSHI!!! ONE… TWO… OSPREAY KICKS OUT!!! He gets back to his feet, waiting for Ospreay to get up… AND HE UNLEASHES THE DISCUS LARIAT! BUT OSPREAY DUCKS AND GETS THE CRUCIFIX PIN!!! ONE… TWO… THR-KICKOUT!!! Goto gets back up, shook off of the near-fall… OSPREAY WITH THE MARUFUJI KICK INTO THE ESSEX DESTROYER!!! TAG TO END!!! End leaps over the top rope, charging at Goto AND HITTING THE SEATED METEORA!!! END TIMES TO OKADA ON THE APRON!!! AND O-KHAN WITH THE SUPLEX TO ISHII OFF THE APRON!!! With all of CHAOS down, it doesn’t look too good for Goto, as End ascends to the top rope… AND HE HITS THE CRESCENT MOON STOMP!!! ONE… TWO… THREE!!! END GETS THE WIN FOR THE EMPIRE!!!

The Empire (End, Ospreay, and O-Khan) def. CHAOS (Okada, Goto, and Ishii) by pinfall in 14:34

The Empire celebrate their first victory as a squad, with all five members of the group getting into the ring and raising their arms before leaving the ring. They leave and are subjected to an interview backstage, with Ospreay being asked about Okada and the start of the Empire. Here, Ospreay cuts a big promo where he talks about how he became fed-up with not being the top star, and how he grew annoyed with Okada’s leadership. Thea takes over once Ospreay finishes, challenging LIJ’s Shingo Takagi to a match at King of Pro-Wrestling, with his NEVER Openweight Championship on the line. She further pressures him into accepting the match, saying that he has a shot at doing what SANADA couldn’t do, and that’s avenging the attack on Naito. Nevertheless, Shingo later accepts the challenge, and the match is made.


King of Pro-Wrestling

End makes his entrance first, with the Ryōgoku Kokugikan crowd staying mighty silent for the dark introduction as he rises up from the ground. They begin to boo once he walks down the ramp and enters the ring; he takes off his hood and looks around at the crowd. Shingo is out next, with the crowd instantly breaking into a cheer for him. He unhooks the championship from around his waist and holds it up in the air as he walks down the ramp, taking his mask off once he reaches the ring. He hands the belt over to the referee and eyes End as the bell rings.

Tommy End vs. Shingo Takagi

AND THEY CHARGE EACH OTHER TO START THE MATCH!!! They start hurling stiff forearms at each other with no end in sight, each one tougher than the last. Eventually, this stops as End blocks Shingo’s forearm, DELIVERING A HEADBUTT TO SHINGO! The Dragon is dazed from this, BUT HE GRABS END’S HEAD AND GIVES HIM ONE THAT’S EVEN HARDER THAN THE LAST ONE!!! End is knocked back into the corner, regaining himself as he spots Takagi charging him in the corner. He rolls out of the way as Shingo goes colliding into the turnbuckle, AND HE GIVES HIM A FEW GOOD SHOOT KICKS TO THE CHEST! BIG SNAP SUPLEX TO FOLLOW! ONE… KICKOUT! End back on his feet as he backs up… DOUBLE KNEE DROP MISSES AS SHINGO ROLLS TO SAFETY! End ducks the sliding lariat, rolling back onto his feet AND CATCHING SHINGO WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK… AND A FOLLOW UP BICYCLE KNEE!!! As Takagi drops to one knee, Tommy whips him into the ropes, looking for the Kitchen Sink BUT INSTEAD CATCHING A HUGE SHOULDER BLOCK THAT KNOCKS END ON HIS BOTTOM!!! Shingo keeps on trucking, rebounding off the ropes AND BLASTING END WITH A SLIDING LARIAT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! ONE… TWO… END KICKS OUT!!! Shingo picks him back up, looking for the brainbuster… END WITH THE BIG MUAY THAI KNEE!!! Shingo is knocked onto the ropes; End sizes him up, sprinting as he attempts a Flying Knee… BUT IT’S SHINGO THAT DODGES! End goes soaring over the ropes, landing on the apron as SHINGO HEADBUTTS HIM AND SENDS HIM FLYING OFF THE APRON!!! End comes crashing into the barricade, turning around AS SHINGO FLIES OVER THE TOP ROPE AND LANDS THE TOPE CON HILO!!!

The Ryōgoku Kokugikan crowd erupts at the sight of the big slab of meat that is Shingo Takagi flying like that, giving the two ample time to recover. Shingo’s up first, and he whips End hard into the steel barricade, pushing it back a good two feet as he collides. He charges to follow it up… END WITH THE DROP TOE HOLD THAT DROPS SHINGO FACE FIRST ONTO THE BARRICADE!!! He slowly gets back to his feet, bringing Shingo into the ring to stop the count at 8. Both men get back to their feet, but it’s End that strikes first, with the big shoot kick that knocks Shingo back into the ropes. He lines up a shot… SHINGO CHARGES… END WITH THE MUSHROOM STOMP TO PUT HIM DOWN!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT!!! End immediately flips Shingo on his stomach, grabbing his chin and locking in a crossface before he quickly gets his leg on the ropes to break it. As he gets back up, End grabs onto Takagi’s arm, lifting him up AS HE GOES FOR THE SHORT-ARM KNEE… SHINGO CATCHES IT! He spins End around… BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX… END FLIPS OUT OF IT!!! BIG BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF SHINGO’S KNEE!!! Shingo goes to get up… END WITH THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE BACK OF SHINGO’S HEAD!!! ONE… TWO… SHINGO WITH THE KICKOUT TO SAVE THE MATCH AND HIS CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

As End starts to grow a little frustrated, he picks himself up, conferring with Trinidad before turning his attention back to Takagi. He pulls Shingo’s arm out, stomping on the wrist and standing on it while staring the champion directly in his eyes. End lets go, picking Shingo up for an uppercut… SHINGO WITH THE HUGE FOREARM!!! End is knocked back, but he gets back in the swing of things with a huge PUMP KICK THAT MISSES! AND IT’S SHINGO WITH THE HIGH-ANGLE BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX TO PUT A STOP TO END’S STREAK!!! End slowly gets up… DEADLIFT GERMAN INTO THE ROPES BY SHINGO!!! Thea grows worried as End slowly gets back to his feet in a dazed state, while Shingo slaps his arm. He seems to be readying up for the Pumping Bomber… HE CHARGES… END PULLS MARTY ASAMI IN THE WAY!!! SHINGO COLLIDES WITH ASAMI AND TAKES THE REFEREE OUT!!! Thea sees her chance, entering the ring and getting behind Shingo. She taps his arm… RED MIST INTO THE FACE OF SHINGO!!! As his eyes start to burn, End picks him up… looking for the End Times… BUT IT’S LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON OUT TO SAVE THE DAY!!! SANADA and Hiromu Takahashi rush out to aid their partner, but SANADA GETS TAKEN OUT BY END TIMES!!! Meanwhile, Takahashi takes Trinidad out with a huge Canadian Destroyer, but he turns around INTO A BIG DISCUS KNEE THAT TAKES HIM OUT!!! As Asami slowly gets back up, END TURNS AROUND INTO A HUGE PUMPING BOMBER THAT FINDS IT’S MARK!!! HE COVERS!!! ONE… TWO… THR-NOOOOOO!!! END KICKS OUT AT 2.9!!!

Finally in control of the match, Takagi picks up End for the Last of the Dragon, looking to end the match and add another notch in his belt as champion. He looks for it, but End fights his way out of it with some huge elbows, freeing himself as HE TRIES FOR END TIMES… SHINGO DUCKS AND BLASTS HIM WITH A DDT!!! AND A WHEELBARROW GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE CORNER TO FOLLOW IT UP!!! COVER!!! ONE… TWO… END WITH THE KICKOUT ONCE AGAIN!!! Takagi doesn’t hesitate to pick End up once more, THIS TIME LOOKING FOR THE MADE IN JAPAN… END WITH THE REVERSAL INTO A CUTTER!!! AND HE TRANSITIONS INTO THE OWARI DEATH CLUTCH!!! SHINGO COULD VERY WELL TAP OUT HERE… BUT HE REACHES THE ROPES!!! End breaks, climbing to the top rope as he looks for what could be the Crescent Moon Stomp… SHINGO’S UP AND HE GOES FOR THE SUPERPLEX… END FIGHTS OUT OF IT!!! BUT IT’S SHINGO WITH A HEADBUTT TO INCAPACITATE END!!! He lifts him onto his shoulders… LOCKING THE WRIST AND HITTING THE STAY DREAM!!! ONE… TWO… THRE-KICKOUT BY END!!! An exhausted Takagi lifts End once more, as he looks for the Last of the Dragon once again… END WITH THE REVERSAL INTO THE SHORT-ARM BICYCLE KNEE… AND THE END TIMES TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!! END WITH THE COVER!!! ONE… TWO.. THREE!!! TOMMY END HAS WON THE NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Tommy End def. Shingo Takagi by pinfall in 23:46

After that exhilarating war, End has finally slayed the Dragon and claimed his first ever championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling. The Young Lions rush both men, cooling their chests with ice-packs as End looks to recover and get his title. The Tokyo crowd cheers, not for End, but for the amazing match that they just received. Asami, still feeling the effects of that Pumping Bomber, reluctantly hooks the championship around the waist of End, as Thea and the rest of the Empire come out to celebrate with their stablemate.


Road to Power Struggle

The Empire have three tag matches against CHAOS, with the first two being 6-man tag matches against Roppongi 3k and Rocky Romero, and the third being Ospreay and End against Roppongi 3k. The Empire win all of those matches, but during the bouts, a rivalry brews between SHO and Tommy End. Eventually, SHO is given a shot at End’s title at Power Struggle, marking End’s first defense of the championship.


Power Struggle

Tommy End vs. SHO

The match starts slow, with End locking up with SHO as he looks to tire his opponent out. Being known for his fierce attacks, SHO is brought to the ground via Tommy End’s headlock. He desperately looks for a way out, trying to slip his way out from End’s bicep and forearm, but to no avail. Eventually, he manages to roll End onto his shoulders, getting a pin and a quick kickout. As soon as End gets back to his feet… BIG BOOT TO END BY SHO! The former Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion whips End into the ropes, attempting the High Knee but missing as End ducks AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES FOR A MOONSAULT!!! Watching SHO as he gets up… END ATTEMPTS THE END TIMES TO FINISH IT QUICK BUT SHO DUCKS! BIG STRAIGHT JACKET GERMAN TO END!!! The defending champ rolls out of the ring, taking a breather and recuperating with Trinidad as SHO watches. Rebound off the ropes AND A SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE TOP AND MIDDLE ROPES TAKES END OUT!!!

Quickly losing control of the match, End is tossed into the ring where SHO follows, circling him as he gets back up. He rebounds off the ropes once more, LOOKING FOR A SPEAR BUT END GETS THE COUNTER INTO THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE!!! He cinches it in deep, choking SHO out as he wriggles around and begins to exhaust himself. SHO finds his footing though… STANDING UP AND LIFTING UP END FOR A HUGE GUTBUSTER AND THE COVER!!! ONE… TWO… END KICKS OUT!!! Both men slowly get back to their feet, with End watching SHO as he begins to size him up again. HE GOES FOR ANOTHER SPEAR… END COUNTERS IT WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO SHO’S BACK!!! AND A SAITO SUPLEX ONCE SHO RETURNS TO HIS FEET!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT BY SHO!!! End watches SHO as he gets back up, BLASTING HIM WITH A SHOOT KICK TO THE CHEST ONCE HE GETS UP! BUT SHO ISN’T AFFECTED BY IT!!! SUPERKICK BY SHO!!! Thea grows worried as End seems to be slipping, BUT THAT’S STOPPED AS END REVERSES A LARIAT WITH A BRUTAL PUMP KICK AND A BRAINBUSTER!!! ONE… TWO… SHO KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!

End desperately wants to put this away, as SHO’s given him more a fight than he anticipated. He goes to the top rope, looking for the Crescent Moon Stomp, BUT SHO ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!! Back on his feet, SHO TAKES END DOWN AND LOCKS IN THE KIMURA LOCK!!! As End’s elbow gets ripped to shreds by the hold, he attempts to get the foot on the ropes, BUT SHO BRINGS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! End goes for Plan B next, posturing up AND RAINING HAMMERFISTS DOWN ON SHO!!! He is forced to release the hold, getting up while End recovers and taking control with a nasty forearm to the champ’s nose. He takes control of the back, HITTING A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! End is brought to all fours as he clutches his back... BUT SHO FOLLOWS UP WITH THE DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX… END FLIPS OUT OF IT!!! A DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX OF HIS OWN!!! AND A CUTTER INTO THE OWARI DEATH CLUTCH!!! SHO QUICKLY TAPS OUT DUE TO THE PAIN!!! TOMMY END RETAINS THE NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

Tommy End def. SHO by submission in 18:50

End collapses after the hard-hitting bout that he just survived, getting iced by Thea and the ringside young lions as SHO receives the same treatment. As the other members of the Empire come out, End makes his way back to his feet, BEFORE CONTINUING THE ASSAULT ON SHO! He stomps him into the corner, picking him up as O-Khan BLASTS HIM WITH AN IRON CLAW SLAM! End snatches the NEVER Openweight Championship from the referee, making a quick exit as the rest of CHAOS run out and save their teammate.

Later on in the night, CHAOS holds a press conference, with Okada stating that what happened after the NEVER Openweight Championship match was “an act of war.” He says that because of this, he’s challenging Ospreay to a match, and Ishii is challenging End to a championship match, as he seeks vengeance for what they did to SHO. The matches are set, and an additional 6-man tag team match is announced for Night 1 of Wrestle Kingdom.


Wrestle Kingdom 15 - Night 1

The Empire (Ospreay, End, and O-Khan) vs. CHAOS (Okada, Ishii, and SHO)

This match starts off hot, with Ospreay charging at SHO with a dropkick, but SHO sliding to dodge AND DROPPING O-KHAN AND END OFF OF THE APRON WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! He turns around… HIGH KNEE TO OSPREAY! AND A BRAINBUSTER!!! QUICK COVER!!! ONE… TWO… OSPREAY KICKS OUT!!! A hot start for SHO, who’s clearly out for blood after Power Struggle. Ospreay gets back to his feet, AND IS SENT INTO HIS CORNER VIA TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! End gets back on the apron and SHO taunts him, telling him to tag in. AND HE DOES!!! He rushes into the ring AND THE TWO START TRADING FOREARMS!!! SHO whips End into the ropes, END WITH THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT… MISSES!!! AND IT’S SHO WITH THE BIG DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF END’S HEAD!!! ONE… END KICKS OUT!!! The NEVER Openweight Champ quickly rolls out of the ring, BAITING SHO WHO DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES AS HE ROLLS BACK IN!!! He goes crashing into the barricade, as Priestley and Trinidad hurl him back into the ring for End, who covers for a kickout at 2.

End brings SHO back to his feet, lifting him up and setting him right back down with a Snap Suplex. He rolls over “Three Amigos” style, looking for the Brainbuster to follow it up… SHO FLIPS OUT OF IT! HUGE SPRINGBOARD ENZUIGIRI FROM SHO AS HE LEAPS TO HIS CORNER AND MAKES THE TAG TO ISHII!!! End’s opponent for next week sprints into the ring, OBLITERATING END WITH A SLIDING LARIAT! Instead of making the cover, he picks End right back up by the hair, looking for the headbutt… END WITH THE BICYCLE KNEE TO COUNTER! Ishii backs up into the corner WHERE END LOOKS FOR THE CORNER HIGH KNEES BUT MISSES! ISHII WITH THE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX OUT OF THE CORNER!!! AND ISHII WITH ANOTHER INTO CHAOS’ CORNER!!! He charges, FOLLOWING IT UP WITH THE CORNER BACK ELBOW! Tag to Okada, who whips End into the opposite corner, calling for Ospreay… BUT HE GETS THE GREAT O-KHAN!!!

The beast that is the Great O-Khan approaches the Rainmaker, who tries his best to take O-Khan down with a Forearm. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, as O-Khan lays a hot Overhand Chop onto Okada’s chest. He hurls him into the corner, charging for the Stinger Splash… BUT OKADA STEPS FORWARD AND HITS A FLAPJACK ONTO THE RING POST!!! O-Khan stumbles out of the corner as Okada follows, picking him up in an Alabama Slam position as SHO tags himself in. Okada prepares the Air Raid Crash, hitting it as SHO ascends to the top rope AND BLASTS O-KHAN WITH A DIVING SPLASH! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT! Fading fast, O-Khan crawls over to his side of the ring on all fours… BUT SHO HITS THE DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX BACK INTO HIS CORNER!!! TAG TO ISHII!!! ISHII WITH THE POWERBOMB FOR A KICKOUT AT TWO!!! Noticing that O-Khan’s getting rocked, Ospreay springboards into the ring, looking for a Crossbody… ISHII CATCHES IT!!! POWERSLAM TO OSPREAY ONTO O-KHAN!!! He picks up O-Khan… HEADBUTT BY O-KHAN… ISHII WITH THE HEADBUTT BACK!!! AND THE ISHII DRILLER!!! ONE… End and SHO enter the ring… TWO… SHO WITH THE SPEAR TO END!!! THREE!!! CHAOS HAND THE EMPIRE THEIR FIRST EVER TAG TEAM LOSS!!!

CHAOS (Okada, Ishii, and SHO) def. The Empire (Ospreay, End, and O-Khan) by pinfall in 17:21


Wrestle Kingdom 15 - Night 2

The next night, a determined Tomohiro Ishii makes his way out to the ring, coming out with a hint of happiness after knowing that he delivered the Empire their first tag team loss the night before. After that, the champion makes his grand entrance to the Tokyo Dome, making his first ever Wrestle Kingdom appearance. With Thea Trinidad by his side, he looks to defeat the Stone Pitbull and gain another defense with his championship.

Tommy End vs. Tomohiro Ishii

The match starts out with End and Ishii circling each other, eventually coming together as End attempts a Question Mark kick, with Ishii swaying back to dodge it AND COMING BACK FULL FORCE WITH A STIFF FOREARM! Ishii whips End into the corner, but End reverses, whipping Ishii instead. He comes back and blasts End with a knee to the gut, finally whipping End into the ropes after. End rebounds towards Ishii, JUMPING OVER THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT AND REBOUNDING ONCE AGAIN! BUT IT’S ISHII WITH A CRAZY LARIAT TOWARDS END! Once End gets back up, Ishii rebounds off the ropes and goes for another lariat… END DUCKS IT! End rebounds as Ishii does the same on the opposite side of the ring, with both men colliding in the center of the ring AS END HITS THE BICYCLE KNEE!!! Ishii drops to the ground, but not for long as End picks him back up and hurls him into the corner, charging FOR THE CORNER DOUBLE KNEES… BUT ISHII MOVES AND END COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLE! ISHII WITH THE CORNER ENZUIGIRI TO END!!! AND THE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX OUT OF THE CORNER… END FLIPS OUT OF IT AND LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF ISHII’S HEAD!!! WITH THE COVER!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT BY ISHII!!!

End gets back up, waiting for Ishii to return to his feet as he KICKS HIM SQUARE IN THE TEETH! Ishii falls on his back as End backs up, charging at him and HITTING HIM IN THE GUT WITH A DOUBLE KNEE DROP! He pulls him up into a seated position as he hits the ropes, looking to hit a Meteora but Ishii rolls out of the way, getting onto his feet. End doesn’t stop charging though, springboarding off the ropes AND ATTEMPTING A MOONSAULT BUT ISHII DUCKS IT!!! End lands on his feet, quickly transitioning to a seated position, BUT HE REGRETS IT AS ISHII NEARLY TAKES HIS HEAD OFF WITH THE THRUST KICK!!! Thea buries her face in her hands as ISHII MAKES THE COVER! ONE… TWO… BUT END KICKS OUT!!! Ishii doesn’t wait to bring him back to his feet though, lifting him up for a Powerbomb that End fights to escape from. BAM! BAM! BAM! Three quick punches to Ishii as he ends up forced to let him down. Once End drops to the ground, Ishii tries for a Lariat but it doesn’t hit as End ducks it, RETURNING FIRE WITH A HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! He sprints into the corner, leaping to the top rope AND DIVING OFF FOR A METEORA… BUT ISHII MOVES!!! End rolls his way out of the fall however, clocking the charging Ishii AND COUNTERING HIS LARIAT INTO A SAITO SUPLEX!!! ONE… TWO… ISHII WITH THE KICKOUT!!!

End waits for Ishii to return to his feet, climbing to the top rope once again as he looks for a dive. Ishii gets up… AND LEAPS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE!!! The two engage in a battle of the forearms while on the ropes, with Ishii’s seeming to hurt a lot more than End’s. Once End is fully incapacitated, ISHII LIFTS HIM UP FOR A SUPERPLEX! He holds him up there, delaying it BEFORE FALLING BACK AND HITTING THE SUPERPLEX POWERSLAM!!! COVER!!! ONE… TWO… THR-NOO!!! END WITH THE KICKOUT TO SAVE THE MATCH!!! The Stone Pitbull takes a couple seconds to collect himself before getting up and lifting up End. Big forearm FOLLOWED BY A POWERBOMB! HE LIFTS HIM FOR A SECOND ONE AND SLAMS HIM DOWN!!! ONE… TWO… THR-NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ANOTHER KICKOUT FROM END!!! Thea hops on the apron to cause a little distraction, allowing the near-finished End to roll out of the ring and collect himself. Ishii notices this, following him outside AND CONTINUING TO BEAT HIM WITH FOREARMS! He hurls End into the corner of the barricade, with End’s back colliding hard with the steel. Ishii backs up, preparing to hit the Stinger Splash of a lifetime and potentially send End through the barricade. He charges… BUT THEA GETS IN THE WAY! Ishii stops dead in his tracks as he watches Thea plead with Ishii, begging him not to hurt End anymore. She approaches him, turning him around as she nearly cries, BUT THIS JUST GIVES END THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIT A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE STONE PITBULL!!!

Exhausted, the champion enters the ring, watching Ishii as he struggles to get up. We reach the count of 15… ISHII’S IN THE RING! He gets on one knee, END WITH THE CUTTER INTO THE OWARI DEATH CLUTCH!!! Nearly bending Ishii in half, End wrenches back, eventually falling over due to his own exhaustion though. Both men slowly get up, BUT IT’S END WITH THE DISCUS KNEE STRIKE TO KNOCK ISHII BACK! FOLLOWED BY A BRUTAL BRAINBUSTER!!! ONE… TWO… THR-NOOO!!! ISHII KICKS OUT!!! End gets up, slowly climbing up the turnbuckle as he perches on the top rope. HE LEAPS FOR THE CRESCENT MOON STOMP… ISHII ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!! BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX BY ISHII!!! ONE… TWO… THRE-NOOOOOOOOO!!! KICKOUT!!! Once more, he lifts End up, this time as he looks for the Ishii Driller to seal the deal… END GETS OUT! He nearly falls over when he lands, but Ishii goes to lift him up once more… BACK ELBOW TO ISHII… AND THE END TIMES TO KNOCK HIM DOWN!!! ONE… TWO… THREE!!! TOMMY END RETAINS ONCE AGAIN!!!

Tommy End def. Tomohiro Ishii by pinfall in 22:47

The lions rush the two competitors with ice, applying it to the back of End’s neck and Ishii’s chest. Once the celebrations are over, everyone clears the ring for the next match of the night, Ospreay vs. Okada. Ospreay ends up defeating Okada after a hard-fought match, defeating the Rainmaker and effectively ending the Empire’s feud with CHAOS for now. The following morning, End is set to team with Will Ospreay against Tetsuya Naito and SANADA at New Year Dash.


New Year Dash

The Empire dominate this match for the most part, with Ospreay and End stifling Naito and SANADA’s offense for about 80% of the bout. SANADA and Naito get the occasional big move in there every now and then, but eventually SANADA falls to the Crescent Moon Stomp, giving The Empire the victory against LIJ tonight. After the match, End picks Naito back up, BLASTING HIM WITH THE END TIMES!!! He raises his NEVER Openweight Championship in the air, but gets chased off by a chair-wielding Hiromu Takahashi, who makes the save for his stablemates. Another tag match is set next week for these two factions, this time taking place at the Fantastica Mania tour. There, we will see Ospreay, End, and O-Khan take on BUSHI, SANADA, and Takagi.


Fantastica Mania

The six-man goes for a decent amount of time before Ospreay puts BUSHI away via OsCutter. After the match, the Empire run what happened at New Year Dash back, attacking the downed members of LIJ once more. Naito and Takahashi come out to save their team, but they’re met by Trinidad at the ramp. SHE SPITS RED MIST IN THEIR EYES!!! As their eyes boil from the mist, the Empire victoriously step over them, leaving a new potential rivalry in the works…

Once the frenzy dies down, LIJ hold a press conference that sees Takahashi challenge End for his NEVER Openweight Championship. He says that after all that End has done to his brothers, he feels that it’s only right for him to step up next and lay the challenge for retribution. On the final Fantastica Mania show, End and Trinidad cut a promo after another tag win against LIJ. Trinidad speaks against Takahashi, belittling him and dubbing End with the nickname of “The Root of All Evil,” near the end of the promo. Before they leave, End accepts Takahashi’s challenge, telling him that he just made the worst mistake of his life.


New Beginning in Osaka

End looks to defeat yet another member of LIJ tonight, as he takes on the junior star of the stable, the Ticking Time Bomb, Hiromu Takahashi. Both men make their entrances to the Osaka crowd, with End getting the usual boos while Takahashi gets a nice loud pop from the arena.

Tommy End vs. Hiromu Takahashi

Starting this match, End and Takahashi stare each other down, with Takahashi growing a devilish smile as he stares at End. The two meet in the middle of the ring as End attempts a lock-up BUT HE’S MET WITH A BOOT TO THE GUT BY HIROMU! Whip to the ropes as Takahashi primes himself for the dropkick to End, but End grabs hold of the ropes as Takahashi attempts the move. With Hiromu now on the ground, End approaches and goes for a double knee drop to his gut, but Hiromu rolls out of the way. BIG SUPERKICK TO THE KNEELING END! As he falls back, Takahashi prevents it, picking him up and whipping him into the ropes once again AS HE PLANTS HIS TWO FEET INTO HIS FACE ON THE REBOUND WITH A DROPKICK! COVER! ONE… TWO… END KICKS OUT! Hiromu sits up, watching as End slowly gets back to his feet. He shoves the champion into the turnbuckle, RAINING BRUTAL CHOPS ON HIS CHEST AS HE LAYS BACK AND TAKES THEM! Once he falls out of the corner, Hiromu picks End up onto his shoulders. End does his best to fight his way out of the fireman’s carry, landing on his feet AND CONNECTING WITH A BIG ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SHIFTS THE MOMENTUM IN HIS FAVOR!!!

Still on the ropes from the onslaught that Takahashi gave him in the opening stage of the match, End watches as Takahashi slowly stands himself up. He gets behind Takahashi, looking for a Backdrop Suplex, but the Ticking Time Bomb lands on his feet, GRABBING ONTO END’S NECK FOR A BRUTAL JUMPING NECKBREAKER! End bounces back to his feet, clutching his neck as Hiromu gracefully lifts End onto his shoulders, HITTING THE DYNAMITE PLUNGER AND COVERING!!! ONE… TWO… END KICKS OUT!!! Trinidad is in shambles as she watches End get picked up by Takahashi, wondering what she can do to help. She climbs onto the apron, calling Takahashi over as End slowly collects himself. THE DISTRACTION WORKS AS END HITS A DEVASTATING PUMP KICK TO THE BACK OF HIROMU’S HEAD! FOLLOWED BY A BRAINBUSTER AND A COVER!!! ONE… TWO… TAKAHASHI KICKS OUT!!! End takes a couple of seconds to recover from Takahashi’s offense that still lingers on him. Both men stand themselves up at the same time, with End striking first with a quick Discus Knee Strike that knocks Hiromu into the turnbuckle. He backs up, lining the shot up as he CHARGES FOR A CORNER HIGH KNEE… HIROMU MOVES!!! End quickly shifts his target from the corner to where Hiromu is now, BUT HIROMU STRIKES FIRST WITH A BIG KICK TO THE CHEST! Whip to the ropes as Hiromu primes a Thrust Kick… END DUCKS IT AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES FOR A BIG MUSHROOM STOMP!!! ONE… TWO… KICKOUT BY HIROMU!!!

Finally on top of the match for the first time, End picks Hiromu up as he searches for the Cutter into the Owari Death Clutch. He jumps for the Cutter… HIROMU DOESN’T FALL! He grabs End in an Inverted DDT position, KNEEING HIM IN THE BACK AS HE HITS THE INVERTED FALCON ARROW!!! ONE… TWO… TH-NOOO!!! END KICKS OUT AT TWO!!! It’s back to worrying for Thea as End rolls onto the apron to recover. She goes to check up on him and see if he’s alright as he stands himself up, unknowingly distracting him AS HIROMU SPRINTS AT HIM AND JUMPS OVER HIM FOR THE SWIFT SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OFF OF THE APRON!!! Thea starts to insult Hiromu as he re-enters the ring, turning to help End back up as he does so. BUT IT’S HIROMU OFF THE ROPES AND OVER THE TOP FOR A TOPE CON GIRO ONTO BOTH END AND TRINIDAD!!! HE TOSSES END INTO THE RING AND COVERS!!! ONE… TWO… THR-KICKOUT BY END!!! Hiromu is right back at End’s throat though, lifting him up onto his shoulders as he prepares for the Time Bomb, but End falls off of his shoulders and backs up to the ropes. This isn’t a problem for Hiromu though, who approaches him and gets straight to forearming him. He whips him into the ropes… END WITH THE BICYCLE KNEE!!! He collapses, still feeling the Powerbomb/Tope con Giro combo that he was just hit with. End quickly turns his focus back to Takahashi though, who clutches his jaw as he returns to his feet. HE JUMPS FOR THE CUTTER… AND HITS IT!!! THE OWARI DEATH CLUTCH IS LOCKED IN!!!

Nearly bending Takahashi in two, End wrenches back on the Dragon Sleeper, clasping his hands behind his back to cinch it in even deeper. Hiromu desperately looks for any escape, reaching for the ropes but failing once End notices and shifts his upper body away from the ropes. Unfortunately for End, this only moves Takahashi’s legs closer to the bottom rope, and he forces the break. End uses the full four seconds before letting go, looking towards the turnbuckles for his next move. He leaps to the top in one grand move, eyeing his prey on the floor. HE LEAPS… AND MISSES THE CRESCENT MOON STOMP AS TAKAHASHI MOVES!!! He rolls through though, looking to catch the now standing Takahashi with End Times… BUT HE MISSES!!! TAKAHASHI WITH THE SUPERKICK AND THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER OUT OF NOWHERE!!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!! Takahashi gets up, ignoring the screaming Trinidad and focusing solely on End, who gets up as well. He picks him up in the Fireman’s Carry position, potentially looking for the Time Bomb… BUT HE SPRINTS TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES!!! RUNNING DEATH VALLEY DRIVER INTO THE CORNER!!! COVER!!! ONE… TWO… THRE-THEA PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!!! Red Shoes is irate as Thea profusely apologizes, BUT HE ORDERS HER TO LEAVE ANYWAY!!! Returning to the ring, he watches Takahashi pick End up once more, looking for the Time Bomb to seal the deal once again… END ESCAPES!!! END TIMES… TAKAHASHI DODGES!!! SUPERKICK TO END!!! As End drops to one knee, Hiromu backs up… HITTING THE CANADIAN DESTROYER!!! He looks to cover but ultimately doesn’t, picking End up once more… THIS TIME FOR THE TIME BOMB 2!!! HE HITS IT!!! COVER!!! ONE… TWO… THREE!!! HIROMU TAKAHASHI IS THE NEW NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!

Hiromu Takahashi def. Tommy End by pinfall in 26:31

Both men lay, absolutely gassed and sore after that war that they just went through. LIJ come down the ramp to celebrate with the victor, entering the ring as End rolls out. While Shingo lifts the new champion onto his shoulders, End makes it to the top of the ramp, nearly collapsing in the arms of Great O-Khan and Ospreay. They help him to the back while the crowd cheers for the new champion.
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2020.11.23 21:01 robotnewyork Every Kurosawa Film Reviewed - #16 The Throne of Blood (1957)

Previous Kurosawa reviews:
1) Sanshiro Sugata
2) Sanshiro Sugata 2
3) The Most Beautiful
4) The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail: The Warrior
5) No Regrets For Our Youth
6) One Wonderful Sunday
7) Drunken Angel
8) The Quiet Duel
9) Stray Dog
10) Scandal
11) Rashomon
12) The Idiot
13) Ikiru
14) Seven Samurai
15) I Live in Fear (Record of a Living Being)
I am following along with The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Third Edition by Donald Richie.
Watch date 11/16/20
I actually watched this one before Record of a Living Being - after clearing out an evening and sitting down to watch Record of a Living Being, I realized it was the one film I was missing in my collection, and it didn't seem to be easily available on YouTube or streaming sites, so I just decided to jump ahead to The Throne of Blood. I watched the Criterion DVD version.
I have also listened to this commentary track on YouTube by Michael Jeck, which repeats a lot of the information in Richie's chapter so if you don't have Richie's book it will familiarize you with the behind-the-scenes info.
The Throne of Blood is an adaptation of Macbeth, and the first of two (or possibly three if you count The Bad Sleep Well as a version of Hamlet) Shakespeare adaptions by Kurosawa, the other major one being Ran (King Lear). It moves the setting from medieval Europe to medieval Japan, and instead of the Three Witches it is a single witch to fit the Japanese idea of ghosts/forest spirits. I'm no Macbeth expert, but from what I've read the story follows the original fairly closely other than those changes.
The witch is very spooky. She and Lady Asaji (Lady Macbeth) are the two evil characters, and the ones based on Noh theater. In Noh, there are standard masks that characters wear that represent different emotions or character archetypes. The way Lady Asaji has her face painted is meant to look like a Noh mask that represents a woman who is about to go insane. Kurosawa loved Noh theater, but used it sparingly in his movies (the other main Noh reference so far was in The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail and there's at least one other use of Noh I can remember, possibly in Kagemusha). I was probably first exposed to Noh through Kurosawa pictures, and although I've never seen one performed in real life I do like the aesthetic. Like The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, The Throne of Blood also feels very much like a play, or at least that it could be easily converted into a play.
This might also be the first Kurosawa picture with a large army (looking to be over 100 strong, with cavalry). It was filmed in the country and the local farmers wanted to be extras and were given as many uniforms as the crew could make.
Once again, the weather plays an important role. In addition to wind and rain, we now have heavy fog added to the list of Kurosawa weather types.
In keeping with my tradition of keeping an eye out for influences on Star Wars, I noticed a strong similarity between a character approaching the castle door with the scene from Return of the Jedi where C-3P0 and R2-D2 approach Jabba's palace. I'm pretty sure Lucas had Throne of Blood in mind when creating that scene. This article lists of a bunch of other similarities, most of which I think are a stretch, but omits the Jabba's Palace reference.
This may also be the first Kurosawa film with a clear supernatural presence. Since both Washizu and Miki see the witch it's clear she's not just in Washizu's mind. Most of his work is clearly based in reality so it's strange to see magical elements, and I wonder if he included it only because it was in the original Shakespeare.
The most famous scene is probably the where Washizu/Mifune's troops turn against him, and murder him with arrows. This YouTube video is the best version I could find, but it goes on longer than this in the actual film. Originally they tried different fake arrows and editing techniques, but it didn't look right, so Kurosawa took Mifune aside and they decided they were going to have to shoot him with real arrows. He put a wood board under his armor and rehearsed the positions, and had professional archers shoot real arrows inches from the star. I was wondering how the final arrow through Mifune's neck was done. This YouTube video explains it - which is how I expected it was done but it looked too seamless for the time period, and really shows the level Kurosawa and his team were on. For example, the same technique was used for turning on the lightsabers in Star Wars, but you notice the flaws much more in the original Star Wars (before it was cleaned up in the re-releases), even though it's 20 years later and Luke and Obi-Wan are standing still, as opposed to Mifune mid-action.
Some parts also reminded me of Star Trek: The Next Generation (to be fair, most things do), specifically "Yesterday's Enterprise" or "All Good Things...". The warnings/premonitions by the witch (Q) could be seen as causing the chain of events that lead to the actions in the warnings (the stillborn baby and madness of Mifune). However, whereas Picard was the hero and was able to logically and emotionally figure out the catch-22 and avoid it, Mifune and Lady Asaji are deeply flawed, and are unable to escape the paradox.
One random thing I noticed were the mon) (crests) on the kabuto (helmets) of the warlords. Being a fan of the Samurai Warriors series of video games, I am somewhat familiar with some of the famous samurai leaders, and Washizo's mon (an example is in the first screenshot of this article) reminded me of Date Masamune's crest. Apparently there used to be a website that tracked thousands of Japanese family crests but it only exists now on archive.org in Japanese, and all the images are broken. It would be neat to know if Kurosawa had intended the characters to be part of famous Samurai families that actually existed in real life.
Richie's analysis, as usual, is really good. From a long discussion of the psychology of Lady Asaji:
Belief is a way of living, and it exists from second to second. Ambition is always in the future, and its flickering intensity always leads into the morass... She is as rigid as the Noh mask which her face imitates.
Another interesting excerpt:
Visually, the film is a marvel because it is made of so little: fog, wind, trees, mist--the forest and the castle. There has rarely been a blacker and a whiter black and white film.
Overall, I think this is one of the better Kurosawa pictures, and one I would recommend to those unfamiliar with Kurosawa. It is accessible due to the familiarity of Macbeth, has good acting by Mifune and others, simple but memorable sets (the spooky forest and authentic castle which Kurosawa had rebuilt to lower the ceilings to feel more cramped and isolated), and has memorable scenes including the arrows and the trees rising up.
The next film is The Lower Depths from 1957.
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2020.11.23 16:02 RobbieIDK I was bored so I wrote this story and posted it here, some people liked it and asked me to continue it so yolo I guess. (CHAPTER 3 AND CHAPTER 4 OUTTT!!!!!!!!!)

Author's notes before writing
I originally wrote this story for fun and posted it here, I didn't realize that people would actually want to read it, I was making it up as I was writing this story XD. Now I'm committed to finish writing this story for my 3 new followers, thanks for keeping me motivated. This is the updated story with chapter 3 and 4.
Please note that I'm not a writer, so the story might have some narrative flaws.
I have fixed some grammar and punctuation mistakes in chapter 1 and 2. I'm sorry if you don't understand what I'm trying to write, I'm from Malaysia and not a native speaker.
This story contains a few swear words.
Hope you guys enjoy this trip full of cliches and cringy writing ;)
Let's get writing 😩🤘
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CHAPTER 1
Hi there, my name is Mark Stone, if you're reading this letter right now, you probably knew what happened to me. You must be sad and confused right now, but I would like to tell you about everything, how it all started, how I met the love of my life, Nicole Bennett.
It was the December of 2015, I forgot which day it was but I remembered that it was at night and it was snowing heavily, I couldn't see what was in front of me, it was as if I was transformed into the same universe at The Mist. I bumped into this girl, she was the most beautiful girl I had ever saw, she had blond hair and perfect blue eyes, I was an average ugly awkward high schooler so I was completely shocked and didn't know what to say. Her books fell after I bumped into her so I helped her pick it up, I just couldn't help but stare at her beauty, she also wore a grey hoodie (I have a thing for hoodies). While I was helping her pick my the books, she kept repeating "sorry", it was in the cutest and most sincere voice I've ever heard. I didn't expect to see anyone here late at night since it was snowing heavily, so I asked her:
Me: "Why are you out here? It's late and it's snowing like crazy."
Nicole: "Let's go somewhere to talk, you probably don't want to talk with snow in our mouth. Let's go to my house, it's not far from here."
Me: "Sure, if my mom was here she would have probably gone crazy, she always told me not to go with strangers into their houses."
Nicole: "Hah you're funny, I'm already starting to like you."
After we arrived, I quickly analyzed her house, it was so...colorful, it was a wooden cabin in the middle of the woods, her cabin had a natural smell that I don't even know how to describe, the cabin had a special warmth and charm to it. I sat down on her comfy couch and asked her the question I asked before:
Me: "So as I was saying before you brought me into your house, what were you doing out there?"
Nicole: "I was walking home after I finished working at the library, hence why was I carrying so many books. My parents are poor and their earnings are simply not enough to support our household. I also have a brother as well, his name is Jamie, he's sleeping upstairs by the way so we better be quiet."
Me: "Speaking of your parents, where are them?"
Nicole: "They're still working."
Me: "But it's.....3 am."
Nicole: "They had to work overtime everyday, they have to work until 4 am, have 5 hours of sleep then go back to work again at 10 am, they barely have any free time. Despite this, we still live in a shitty cabin. People may feel pity for us, but we have gotten used to that kind of life. Anyways, I've just realized, we have been talking for a few minutes now and we haven't even exchange our names yet, my name's Nicole, what about you?"
Me: "My names Mark, nice to meet you, don't say that about your cabin, I think it looks special and it feels comfy and warm, it's that warmth that modern homes doesn't have."
Nicole: "I guess you're right, hey we should exchange numbers, you seem like a really good guy and since I don't have many friends, maybe we could start talking?'
Me: "Sure, I'd love to."
We exchanged numbers.
Me: "I'll be leaving now, if you need anyone to talk to or vent to, I'm always here."
Nicole: "Thanks and have a safe walk home!"
While I was walking home I kept thinking of her, I couldn't concentrate on where I was going, it was as if I fell in love with her at first sight, I didn't know what love felt like, I had never fallen in love, I never even had a crush. When I arrived home I realized what a mess my house was compared to her house, despite living in a rich environment, I was never happy. My dad passed away in a air crash accident when I was 9 and my mom is always working, we also live with my sister Emma and my uncle Tommy, who helps my mom do all the housework. My mom is a famous businesswoman, hence why we live in such a rich environment. Despite this, I never connected with rich kids, I found myself making friends with poor kids, maybe because I think most rich kids are jerks who are spoiled.
I went up to my bedroom to see my uncle and sister sleeping.
Me: "Guess mom's still working again."
As I was getting ready to sleep, I heard my phone beeped and vibrate, my friends rarely texts me so I was curious to see who it might be, it turns out it was Nicole.
Me (texting): "Don't you think it's a bit late?"
Me (texting): "Do you miss me already?"
Nicole (texting): "Nah, I just forgot to ask you a question, do you go to Claymore high?"
Me (texting): "Yeah how did you know?"
Nicole (texting): "I think I've seen before, we go to the same school btw."
Me (texting): "That's cool I guess."
Nicole (texting): "Aren't you that kid who always eat alone at breaks, don't you have any friends?"
Me (texting): "I hate hanging out with rich kids, I connect with poor kids more, I hang out with them secretly. If the rich kids know that I've been making friends with the poor kids instead of them, they'll probably start bullying me. Besides, I like being alone at breaks, it helps me collect my thoughts."
Nicole (texting): "They probably don't care about you since you don't hang out with them at all, why would they start bullying you if they don't care about you?"
Me (texting): "I guess your kinda right."
Nicole (texting): "A horde is better than a lone wolf."
Nicole (texting): "So would you like to be friends with me? We can become our own horde...'
Me (texting): 'You're desperate for friends aren't you, we just met like what...a few hours ago and you're already asking me to be your friend? :P"
Nicole (texting): "Yea, I think my friend count is lower than -1"
Me (texting): "Sure, let's be friends"
Nicole (texting): "Woah, it's 4 am already, thank god it's Sunday tomorrow. Anyways I gotta sleep, I'm feeling really tired, have a good night's rest ^^"
Me (texting): "Goodnight, I'll talk to you tomorrow."
That night, I don't know why but.....I kept thinking about her. Who knew my life would change that night.
CHAPTER 2
It had been nearly 2 weeks since we meet each other, it might not seem like that long but during that time we spent a lot of time together, we spent almost every hour of our free time together, it was as if we couldn't live without each other, it was like if we were born to be a couple, we had so much in common, I've never connected to anyone more than her. I was surprised that no one wanted to be friends with her, she had so many talents, drawing, playing piano, singing etc, and she was so....beautiful. It was as if she had a secret, a secret that everybody knew so they wouldn't be friends with her.
It was the 12th December 2015, the day before Nicole's birthday, I was in bed scrolling through Twitter as usual, when she suddenly texted me.
Nicole (texting): "Hey handsome."
Me (texting): "Handsome??"
Nicole (texting): "XD well I'm turning 16 tomorrow, what do you want to do?"
Me (texting): "Idk, tomorrow is Sunday, I'll probably stay home and play some COD or Minecraft."
Nicole (texting): "Well, that's a shame, I have no one to hang out with on my birthday :("
Me (texting): "Hmmmm, maybe it's time that I actually start spending time with other human beings instead of playing video games everyday XD"
Me (texting): "Maybe I could hang out with you :p"
Nicole (texting): "That's great! I would love to hang out with my best friend on my birthday."
Me (texting); "Best friend?"
Nicole (texting): "Well since we don't hang out with other people as much as each other recently, I was wondering if we could be best friends?"
At this moment I started feeling weird, I felt so happy, sure it can't be love, can it?
Me (texting): "Hell yea, best friends :)"
Nicole (texting): "Great! I thought it would be awkward but I'm glad you responded well."
Nicole (texting): "So where do you wanna meet?"
Me (texting): "It's your birthday so you should choose XD"
Nicole (texting): "How about the park? I haven't been to the park in ages, does 2 pm sound good to you?"
Me (texting): "Yup! Have a good night's rest, you don't want to feel tired the whole day on your birthday :P"
Nicole (texting): "Hah, I won't trust me, also I'm definitely NOT expecting a birthday gift from you ;)"
Me (texting): "Haha I'm sure."
Nicole (texting): 'Anyways, it's late, goodnight! ^^"
Me (texting): "Goodnight ^^"
That night I couldn't stop thinking about what should I buy her, I wanted it to be a simple but meaningful present, after I kept turning my body around on my bed, I decided that I will decide it tomorrow and that I should get a good night's sleep first.
The next day I went into a small shop near the park, it was already 1:30 pm, I didn't know that my house was that far away from the park, and since uncle Tommy was buying groceries, I had to walk. I was panicking and I had to make a decision fast, I quickly picked up two items and asked the shop worker to wrap it.
When I arrived at the park it was already 2:10 pm, I could see Nicole waving at me near a swing. She wore another hoodie, this time the hoodie was red, while I just wore a random t-shirt with some jeans. I always wondered if she was trying to express her feelings through what she was wearing, because I realized that the more we hang out, the brighter the color of the hoodie she wore.
Me: "Sorry I'm late, I didn't know the park was that far awa-"
Nicole: "Don't worry, do you really think that I would be mad at my best friend for being late? Besides, you're only 10 minutes late, I have a lot of patience."
She looked at the present I was hiding behind my back. She giggled and said:
Nicole: "Next time hide your presents better, I can see you're hiding them behind your back, so obvious."
Me: 'Oh."
Nicole: "Let's take a quick walk before we open my present shall we?"
Me: "Sure"
We walked and talked about ourselves, school and life in general for what seemed to be hours, we swung on swings and played with the children nearby just like as if we were still kids.
Nicole: "Mark?"
Me: "Yea?"
Nicole: "Don't you ever wish that you were still a child?"
Me: "No, why?"
Nicole: "When you're a child you don't have to worry about anything, you enjoy life as a child, but when you get older things start to get sad and depressing, you have to face the harsh reality of this world, you realize that the world is not colorful and happy, in fact it's dark and awful. I would rather live in an imaginary world where everything is positive rather than live in reality where everything is negative, I just miss the good old days you know? I'm already 16 and I don't have any goals or objectives in life, I just can't find any motivation to do anything, I just.....I want to die so badly.'
Tears started falling down Nicole's eyes
I was shocked at what she just said, I never knew she was this depressed on the inside, she was always a positive and outgoing girl on the outside. When I saw Nicole's tears, I couldn't help but help her wipe them off, I knew that she had gone through a lot in life, she never had any friends and she live in a awful environment. I hugged her and said:
Me: "Please don't cry, I know you never had any friends or people to rely on, but here I am, I'll always be there for you when you need me."
Nicole: "I'm sorry for that, just getting a little bit emotional on my birthday."
After that, I saw a busker playing guitar near us. I pointed to the busker and asked Nicole:
Me: "Hey, there's a busker there, he seems pretty good, do you want to go there and listen to him?"
Nicole: "Sure, I'd love to."
I asked the busker to play some calm and romantic music to calm Nicole down, the busker asked us:
Busker: "What brings you lovers here?"
Nicole blushed after hearing what the busker said. I awkwardly corrected him:
Me: "Oh...oh no, we're just best friends, it's her birthday today actually, we're just having a walk."
The busker giggled and said:
Busker: "Oh "best friends"? Really?"
Now we're both blushing hard.
Nicole talked to me about her problems and I asked her to start imagining a better future, a future where she's happy, where she's settled down, a future so good that would overlap what the past did to hurt her. She closed her eyes and started her imagination while we listened to the busker's guitar music for a good 10 minutes. During that time, I couldn't help but stare at her, I thought to myself:
Me (thinking): "Ah Mark stop! Why are you being such a creep?!"
Suddenly, she opened her eyes, she looked at me with a cute and sincere smile and said:
Nicole: "I hope you're part of my future."
I was speechless, was she trying to signal me something? I panicked and responded with:
Me: "I hope so too."
I didn't know what to say, that just came out of my mouth out of nowhere and I was embarrassed by it, we both blushed hard.
We listened to the busker for about a good 20 minutes more before we decided that we would open her present. I tipped the busker and he winked at me, till this day, I still don't know who that busker was but I swear to god that I will forever remember him.
We sat on a bench and she started opening up her presents, the present I gave her was a polaroid camera and an album. After she opened it I said:
Me: "I hope that we'll have many more amazing moments together, you can bring this camera everywhere and every time we have a unforgettable moment, you can take a picture and put it into this album, by the time we have our last breath, I hope we can fill this album up."
Nicole hugged me and started crying.
Nicole: "I don't know if we'll ever fill this album up but there's one thing that I'm sure of, and that's the fact that we'll be friends forever. Thank you so much Mark, this might be the best present I've ever gotten in my life."
I always thought it was funny that we went from complete strangers to "best friends forever" in 2 weeks, you'll never know what god throws at you in life, she just suddenly came into my life out of nowhere.
It was getting late so I offered to walk her home, before we started going home, we saw a poster on a shop that said that there was going to be a firework show at 11 am, I offered her to watch it with me, she responded with:
Nicole: "Won't your mom be mad at you?"
Me: "She never cares about me, all she cares about is money, I'm pretty sure she won't even realize that I'm not home."
Nicole: "Hey! Don't say that, you mom works so much isn't because she wants to get away from your family, she wants to earn as much money as possible so she can support your household.'
Me: "You don't get it Nicole....she......she..."
I couldn't say it.
Nicole: "What's the matter?"
My mom had a dark secret that only I knew, something that I've yet to confront her. I just couldn't tell Nicole....at least not yet.
Me: "I guess you're right, hey look! Here comes the fireworks!"
The fireworks were beautiful, it was a whole new experience for me, I've never watched fireworks with someone else before, every Christmas or new years I would always be lonely. I turned to Nicole and I just couldn't help but stare at her beauty once again, she was prettier than the stars, prettier than the fireworks, she shined the brightest amongst all of them. Thinking about it now, I wondered if she ever knew that I was staring at her, maybe she knew and she let me stare, maybe she knew that I had a little tiny crush on her already.
We saw everyone around us holding hands, she turned to me and asked:
Nicole: "Can we uh.....hold hands?"
Me: "Um....what?"
Nicole: "Everyone around us is holding hands, it would be weird if we didn't. But I don't want to make them think that we're...dating."
Me: "Who cares what they think, the most important thing is that we'll enjoy the fireworks and have a great time."
She grabbed my hand and said:
Nicole: "But can we still hold hands?"
Me: "Sure, it's your birthday, I'll do anything for you."
I saw her blushed in the cutest way possible, god she was so cute I wish you could see her.
Her hands were cold and soft, it seems like I could easily break her bones if I pressed her hand too hard, I'm not even a strong man.
She suddenly took out her polaroid camera and said:
Nicole: "Let's take a picture and put it in the album!"
We posed for the picture and she put it inside her album.
After the fireworks I asked her:
Me: "So what did you think of the fireworks?"
Nicole: "It was...special, it might be the best firework show I've ever watched."
Me: "Same here."
We sat down on the grass and looked up to the sky, the stars were absolutely beautiful.
Me: "Do you think that every time someone dies, they get reincarnated into a star?"
Nicole: "No, where did you get that idea?"
Me: "I'd like to think that once you die, you get reincarnated into a star, every star represents a person's story, they are watching us creating our new stories while their stories is being stored with them up there with billions and trillions of stars."
Nicole: "If that's true, I hope that I'll get to have my star be near yours when I die. You're the most special person I've ever met in my life, I've never been able to connect with any person as much as you."
We slept on the grass looking at the beautiful stars and talking about our lives. After a while, I looked at my watch, it was already 2 am, the park was now empty, we were so focused on talking and enjoying the stars that we forgot our surroundings.
I walked her to her cabin, before she went in, she said:
Nicole: "Mark, thanks for spending the day with me, this is the best birthday of my life...no...the best day of my life."
Me: "You're welcome, that's the least a best friend could do, I hope to spend many future birthdays with you."
She took out her polaroid camera and we posed for another picture.
Nicole gave me a small kiss on the cheek before she ran inside her cabin, I blushed and smiled while walking my way home. When I went inside my house, my mom, sister and uncle were already sleeping, I couldn't even bothered to be angry that they didn't call to check on me, I took a quick shower and brushed my teeth before going to bed, despite not eating dinner, I'm not feeling hungry at all. I tucked myself inside my blankets and whispered something before I went to sleep:
Me: "Thank you Nicole, today was the best day of my life as well."
Chapter 3 (NEW CHAPTER!!!)
It had been about a week and a half since that day, I still couldn't get that day out of my head, I think that was the day that I truly fell in love with her. We introduced my sister Emma and her brother Jamie to each other, they're now best friends as well, we hang out together almost every hour of the day, we do home work together, eat dinner together, play games together etc. I had never felt so happy in my life. Before this month started I thought that this would be a horrible month but it turns out this was one of the best months of my life. I wish I could turn back time to this day just to relive every moment, it truly felt like a good time to be alive.
It was Christmas eve, I felt fantastic as usual, I won't be lonely on Christmas for a change. I did my normal daily routine then I heard a beep and a vibration, it was a text message from Nicole:
Nicole (texting): "Hey handsome"
Me (texting): "Hey Nic, what's up?"
Nicole (texting): "You'll never guess what happened to me last night ^^"
Me (texting): "Hmmmm......did your post blow up overnight again? XD"
Nicole (texting): "Nope! Something better!"
Me (Texting): "You finally got rid of the monster under your bed?"
Nicole (texting): "Nope!"
Me (texting): "So what is it?"
Nicole: "You know Jason right?"
Me (texting): "Yea, that rich kid that everybody hates."
Nicole (Texting): "HEY! DON'T SAY THAT ABOUT HIM!"
Me (texting): "Excuse me?"
Nicole (texting): "He came to my cabin in the middle of the night with a basket of flowers asking me to be his girlfriend!"
Nicole (texting): "It was the cutest thing everrrrr"
Nicole (texting): "You don't know how long I've been waiting for this moment Mark, I simply couldn't reject it, I've had a crush on him for 5 years XD"
I freeze, I didn't know what to do, I was confused and heartbroken at the same time. Nicole had a crush on this jerk for 5 years? How come she never told me? They don't even hang out as much as we do! Didn't she like me? Didn't she tried to signal me something at the park?
So many emotions rushed through inside my body, I had so many questions. Tears didn't start roiling down my face, nor I felt sad or happy for her, I just felt emotionless.
Me (texting): "Congrats I guess"
Me (texting): "I gotta go my mom called me"
Nicole (texting): "Ok then, talk to yo-"
I blocked her number before she could finish typing.
I finished dressing up and went outside to try to collect my thoughts, I just sat on the snow looking at other people. My sister came outside of the house and asked me:
Emma: "Mark? What are you doing out here? You've been sitting here for an hour!"
Me: "I don't know, I'm trying to collect my thoughts."
Emma: "What's going on Mark? Nicole texted me like crazy, she's worried about you, why did you block her number?"
Me: "She belongs to Jason now."
Emma: "Wait WHAT?! Jason and Nicole are dating now? H-how did this happen?"
Me: "Nicole said she had a crush on this cunt for 5 years now, so when Jason asked her to be his girlfriend, she immediately accepted."
Emma: "Then why are you so sad? Shouldn't you feel happy for her? Wait, don't tell me you have fee-"
Me: "Yes I have feelings for her."
Emma was shocked..
Emma: "Oh...I-I'm so sorry Mark, if you really love Nicole you should be glad that she has found her happiness. You should try to mo-"
Me: "I CAN'T MOVE ON, SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON THAT I'VE EVER LOVED!!!"
Emma: "Di-did you just fucking shout at me?"
Me: ....
Emma: "I can't believe this, I'm just trying to help you here. Everyone is looking at us now, ughh."
Emma slammed the door and went back into the house, tears flowed down my cheeks and I started crying, I didn't even care that my neighbors were watching me with a weird look on their face. I'm still surprised that no one recorded that and put it onto their social medias, 2015 was a different time back then.
I sat there for most of the day and in the end I realized that Emma was right, me and Nicole wasn't meant to be and I must move on. I went back into the house for dinner and I saw Emma watching Moonraker, I thought to myself:
Me (thinking): "Huh, a Bond film, she never watches those."
I walked up to her and said:
Me: "Hey"
Emma: ...
Me: "Why are you watching a Bond film? I thought you didn't like those."
Emma: ...
Me: "I guess you're a little bit moody today, that's why you're watching it, am I right?"
Emma: ...
Mark: "I'm sorry for shouting at you, I regret it, I was angry and confused at that time, I don't want to have a stupid sibling fight on Christmas eve, please accept my apology."
Emma: ...
Me: "Did you say anything to Nicole about what happened?"
Emma: "I said you're a cunt."
Me: "Excuse me, what?"
Emma: "I SAID YOU'RE A FUCKING CUNT"
Me: "I can't be bothered to talk to you right now, you're so goddam childish."
I went over to eat dinner with my mom and uncle, Emma didn't want to eat dinner despite my mom's numerous attempts of yelling at her.
Mom: "FINE! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT DINNER THEN DON'T COME BEGGING ME FOR FOOD WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY!"
Emma: ...
I went upstairs and laid on my bed, I unblocked Nicole and texted her:
Me (texting): "Hey Nicole, sorry for blocking you, that was a mistake. I was suppose to block my sister, we got into a big fight."
I didn't know if this was a good idea or not but I decided to lie to Nicole, she couldn't know that I had feelings for her.
Nicole (texting): "Yea I can see that, when I asked her what's wrong with you, she responded by saying that you're a cunt XD"
Me (texting): "You're not mad at me?"
Nicole (texting): "Why would I be mad at you? Didn't you said that it was a mistake?"
Nicole (texting): "What did you guys fight about anyways? It's Christmas Eve, can't you guys not fight?"
Me (texting): "We fight over the smallest things XD"
Nicole (texting): "Hah I understand, me and Jamie always fight about the smallest things as well."
We kept texting each other for about another 3 hours.
Nicole (texting): "Hahah I'm about to go to sleep, have a good night's rest <3"
Me (texting): "You too ^^"
Even though that <3 at the end of her sentence was the smallest of things, it melted my heart.
Before I went to sleep, I checked on Emma, she was still watching a movie, this time it was "The Living Daylights", I went up to her and said:
Me: "Hey, it's a bit late, I think you should go to sleep."
Emma: "I'm sorry."
Me: "Wow you finally calmed down."
Emma: "I was being childish."
Me: "That's fine, we were both being childish, I'm glad that we can reconcile again."
Emma: "Hey, these Bond films are pretty good, I can't believe I never watched any of them."
Me: "I've literally been trying to get you to watch one for years now."
We both giggled.
I heard Emma's stomach rumbling, I knew she was hungry so I offered to cook her some noodles to eat. Thank god my mom and uncle was sleeping at that time, I tried to cook it without making to much noise. While she was eating, we both made and laughed at our horrible jokes before I washed the dishes and went to bed.
It was not the best of days, but I'm glad everything worked out in the end.
Chapter 4 (NEW CHAPTER!!!)
Christmas day was special, we spent the whole day together and I actually felt...happy for once. Sure I got shitty gifts like usual, socks, dvds etc, but I didn't feel lonely, I had Jamie, Nicole and Emma with me, we felt like an inseparable group, like pre 80s ABBA.
After Christmas our time together slowly dipped, it was now only Jamie, Emma and Me, Nicole started hanging out with Jason a lot more, every time I texted her she would say that she had a date with Jason or something, it was starting to get frustrating.
February 14th 2016, Nicole was buying flowers for Jason since it was Valentines day, while she was walking home she saw Jason holding another girl's hand and...kissing her. Nicole dropped the flowers and ran to my house and cried. I was confused because I didn't know what had happened, when she had calmed down and told me what had happened, I swear I felt a huge rage forming inside my body, I knew he was a fuckboy but how can anyone cheat on such a beautiful girl? I swear I wanted to punch that jerk's face so bad. I comforted her for a bit and I had to ask this question.
Me: "I don't want to sound weird or anything but....why are you in love with Jason? You guys didn't seem to hang out that much before you guys started dating and you both are so different."
Nicole "You don't understand, we have a backstory."
Me: "A backstory?"
Nicole: "When I was young, my parents didn't have a job, no one wanted to hire them, we were homeless, we literally had no money, to a point where sometimes we would have to starve through the entire week, his family gave us half of their money, we wouldn't have been alive if it wasn't for them. You might not even realize it but, the cabin was built by my father and his father. Me and Jason spent most of our childhood together, we couldn't live without each other. We started drifting apart when we were 14 but we were still good friends. I swore to god that I will love him forever, no matter what, I would try to win his heart. Even if he just randomly proposed to me out of nowhere, I would still accept it. I was obsessed with him. He changed as time moved on, even if he's the popular fuckboy kid now, I still love him. I became more and more obsessed with him, I would stalk him on all of his social medias every night. When he asked me to become his girlfriend, I had never felt happier, I felt like I finally had goals in my life. I understand now, he has changed, he's no longer the Jason I know and love, I.....I must move on but I don't know if I can."
I felt a my heart ache after hearing this, I had never seen her so sad, I didn't know her past was this sad, her family was literally homeless during most of her childhood. I was speechless, I look at her in the eyes and said what my heart told me to say:
Me: "I know you've gone through a lot, but see, things got better overtime. Somethings in life are just not meant to be, change is a permanent thing in life, to have a better future you need to be strong and move on from the past. You're still so young, you'll met your special one in the future, maybe he's around you and you haven't realize it yet."
Looking back now, I cringe at my attempt to try and comfort her, but somehow it worked.
I continue letting her vent to me for a few hours before she went back to her cabin, it's been a while since she talked to me for this long. She waved goodbye to me and I realized that she wasn't wearing any makeup, I never knew how I didn't notice that, she's the rare kind of girl who doesn't need makeup to make her look beautiful.
February 21, 2016, a few days had past since that awful day and Nicole had gathered enough courage to confront and break up with Jason. During the days before that I had been encouraging her and talking to her to make sure she's fine, it was obvious to me that she wasn't over Jason yet but had accepted that he had changed.
It was Sunday morning and I was playing Sunday league football with other friends, I had started making and hanging out with friends since Nicole came into my life, every time when I'm down all I needed to do was to think of Nicole, she was really something special. It was half-time and my team was leading 2-0, I scored one of the goals by scoring a Messi like free kick into the top bins of the net. It was half time and Nicole called me:
Nicole (call): "Mark, please help me.'
I could hear a loud banging noise in the background, I was really scared for Nicole.
Me (call): "What's going on?"
Nicole (call): "I've just confronted Jason and he literally just freaked out, I swear he's fucking crazy. I don't know what to do. I'm scared."
Me (call): "Where are you now?"
Nicole (call): "I locked myself in the bathroom when he started throwing things at me, he is currently outside banging the goddam door. His parents aren't home and I don't know their number so I can't call them for help. I just called my parents but they didn't pick up, I think they forgot to bring their phones to work, fuck my life."
Me (call): "Hold on! I'm calling his parents!"
I called Jason's mom:
Jason's mom (call): "Hello, who is this?"
Me (call): "I'm Mark, one of Nicole's friends, Nicole just confronted Jason about him cheating and he literally just freaked out and started throwing things at her, please go home and stop him, Nicole's in danger!"
Jason's mom (call): "WHAT???!!! I'M COMING HOME!"
Me (call): "Please also call your husband and tell him about the situation."
Jason's mom (call): "WILL DO"
I continued my football match but I couldn't stop thinking about Nicole. Somehow thinking about Nicole made me more motivated, I ended up scoring a hat trick and getting 2 assists to help my team win 6-2. My friends wanted to celebrate my Man of The Match performance but I refused, I went to Jason's house to see Nicole crying beside Jason's mom. Jason was nowhere to be seen. I went in there with my dirty football kit on and asked:
Me: "What happened? Where's Jason? Are you okay Nic?
Jason's mom: "We arrived just in time, Jason broke into the room and started hitting Nicole, she was bleeding but we managed to stop Jason before it got too serious. His dad dragged him to the park to calm him down."
My heart ache when she said that, I couldn't bear seeing Nicole like this, I hugged Nicole tightly and we started to cry.
Me: "I'm sorry I put football ahead of you, I should have quit the match and come here to stop him, I'm sorry it's all my fault."
Nicole: "It's not your fault, I wouldn't have known what to do if I were in your situation."
Me: "You still have some blood that you haven't wipe of, let me help you wipe it off."
I helped her wipe off the blood.
Nicole smiled.
Me: "You look beautiful when you smile, I haven't seen you smile recently, you should smile more."
Nicole giggled and said:
Nicole: "That's the first time someone call me beautiful, thank you."
We flirted for a bit before Jason's mom send us home, I wondered what she thought when she saw me flirting with her son's ex, I always wanted to ask her but I guess now is too late.
Before we parted ways Nicole took out her polaroid camera.
Me: “Wow so you're really bringing this camera everywhere with you?"
Nicole: "Yup!"
We took a picture outside my house before I went into my house to continue my day, I spent most of that day playing Minecraft with Nicole, Jamie and Emma online and we had a blast.
------To Be Continued------
Author's notes after writing
Fuck I can't believe this took me 4 hours
I just reread chapter 3 and my god it's cringy as fuck I think I might need to rewrite it in the future
I just realize this whole story is Mark writing a letter, how can he remember the exact dialog of each conversation 😩😩 I fucked up real bad
I'm going to eat dinner now goodbye and have a nice day
also the football in chapter 4 refers to soccer not american football
if you have any suggestions please tell me even tho I already have ideas for another 10 chapters lmao
CHAPTER 5 AND ONWARDS!!!
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2020.11.23 09:13 Uberdoggie The Power of Patience

Love the content and wished to share. Sorry for the length.
This story dates back to AD&D 2nd edition. Our group of players gathered every Monday for a 6 hour session. This campaign lasted a year and a half in real time. Our setting was within the Forgotten Realms and it began and ended with Hellgate Keep. I was a little green having only played one other one-shot, but my friend insisted I play with this group. I rolled a human priest of the Egyptian god Horus, named Tanin. The god’s followers were granted a paladin’s status but were also granted priests spells at level one. The rest of the party showcased your classic variety of characters. Human Fighter, Half-Orc Barbarian, Elf wizard and the (always one in a group) meta-gamer who played a halfling-demon rogue psionist, I think. (I just remember him being a hard to see shadow with a knife that could redirect kinetic energy from taken damage through his dagger microwaving NPCs... then ETHEREAL!) Anyway, for the sake of this story, there is but one character we need to focus on. A gnome illusionist priest who played the role of healer and a master of distraction. He was wise and cunning.. and was also played by my best friend. Our adventures were grand! Quelling sightings of demons, discovering the plot of an evil sect of worshipers and warriors whose ultimate plan was to unleash the denizens of Hellgate Keep upon the land!
Our trials brought us to the inevitable. A direct assault upon the Keep. We had spent months in various methods of “diplomacy” in an effort to gather the largest force created in that part of the Realm. We had all leveled. We had become the best that our characters could be! Our journey to destiny begins in the Ancient Elven home. It’s royalty bestowed a necklace of power to each of the party members. The Greenstone Amulet. It’s divinity protected the wearer from scrying of any kind. The elven high-priests were humbled to offer their blessings with the gifts and then they all turned to me. A silver filigreed box padded inside with white silk was opened before me and a ring, entwined with silver and gold and marked with runes delicately carved upon the inner circle, gleamed in the morning sun. I was told that the elves had determined my true virtue. That their gods and mine communed and agreed that this artifact be bestowed upon me on loan for the remainder of the campaign. It’s power granted a paladin to form the ring into any weapon that he or she be proficient with and it became a Holy Avenger!
Fast forward to the end. The final battle is epic, brutal, terrifying! In one such moment, the warrior was brought low, his sword sliding to the foot of the Barbarian. Seeing his fallen comrade, he picks up the sword in his off-hand and duel-wields with a near identical sword in his main hand. These swords were a reward for a previous mission. One was elven made and the other, dwarven. They granted the wielder +3 to hit, received 1 hp for every 2 hp of damage, drained 1 str point per hit from enemy (roll to save) and granted 1 str point to the wielder for every 2 drained. Barbarian went berserk standing over the warrior’s body literally keeping the demons at bay. (We found out later that the blood drained from the sword was demonic thus applying Frenzy to the Barbarian, meaning that he would stand there and keep slaying even if brought below 0 hp and would not die until the battle was over and it wore off! Amazing!
So, through all of this, I am in awe of how the gnome in our party managed to be so resourceful. My friend played him well. Throughout the campaign, we joked and played pranks. His illusions could be very persuasive at times. He keeps us together by mending our wounds and our hearts. As the final blows were struck and the BBEG was prevented from entering our plane of existence, our gnome friend is hurrying us along attempting to exit the Keep as it begins to crumble. Down the final hall, with light at the end in sight, the DM rolls and a portion of the roof breaks away and lands on top of me. I was forced into a system shock roll. But, hey, I’m high level, “What is that, like a 98 percentile? No problem!” I rolled a double-00. The party was stunned. After all we had been through, I died to a block of granite. The wizard managed to levitate the stone enough for them to grab my body and they did manage to escape.
Back at the elven city, my body was carried to the Temple. Laying upon an alter, still in armor and possessions, the party discusses. The gnome, placing the blame upon himself, informs the party that he alone will right this wrong and with his divine power bring me back. They agreed. (My friend was really hamming it up) He asked them all to step outside will he performed the ritual. No one questioned. They all left. The gnome, who was blessed with the spell, Raise Dead, had every intention of casting it, until he decided that one more prank was in order. He reversed the spell, casting Slay Living, which upon a corpse, causing the body to turn to ash, thus no longer a vessel. He proceeded to tell the party that his attempts had failed. That perhaps a demon’s curse prevented it from working. The party was in dismay. I was shocked, mad, awed. My friend just snowed everyone in game. The end of the night witnessed my possessions being distributed to the rest of the party. The ring was returned to the elven high-priests and I was just gone.
Patience is powerful. My DM walked outside with me to discussed what happened. All of the emotions I had felt left a bad taste in my mouth and he calmly listened while I vented. He smiled the whole time. He went on to explain, that when the party divided my things, it just so happened that the gnome acquired my Greenstone Amulet. He replaced his with mine and pocketed the other. (To sell later) My DM then proceeded to tell me that, had a Detect Magic spell been cast upon the necklaces, mine would have resonated Arcane magic instead of Divine, like the others. You see, the elves never truly trusted me with their artifact fully and gave me a necklace that DID provide protection from scrying, but also had a Trap the Soul spell enchanted upon the green stone. It was to assist the elves in finding the ring in case I met my demise. What this meant was that my soul was trapped inside the gem! I existed! The DM said, that I would have one opportunity to use the necklace’s arcane power to possess the wearer for one round. No save. He said he had a couple of follow-up adventures set to wrap the story up. He said I was welcome to come back, roll a new character or play an NPC. I said no. Instead, I came every week and I waited. By the third week, the group was use to just having me hang out while they played. However, on THIS day, the party had found themselves with their backs to a cliff and a swarm of undead in front of them. The gnome was to the rear as was planned and thus was the closet to the cliff. As the party planned their final defense, I slipped a small hand-written note to the DM. Initiative is rolled and the party engages. When it is the gnome’s turn, the DM clears his voice and says, “The spell you begin to chant is disrupted as your fingers begin to twitch. The shaking then crawls up your arms and soon your whole body seizures. Your thoughts are incoherent and you feel a weight upon your consciousness as if dragged into a swirling mist. (The DM looks to the rest of the party and has them roll perception. Most of them got it.) The DM continues, “For those of you who made perception, you notice the gnome’s spell casting was halted by violent shaking, then calm. Without a single word, the gnome picks up a stick, scratches the words, “Tanin was here”, into the dirt and then proceeds to run full tilt off the edge of the cliff, to land 90ft. below...
That game was over 20 years ago. But that story never gets old. Thank you.
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2020.11.23 04:44 Araine07 [GILGAMESH] [FC] [LFM] [CASUAL] Gobbiebag Treasures looking to make friends!

Check out our Recruitment video -------> https://youtu.be/A_XtiPdNt-s
Who we are:
We’re a ragtag group of people who all come from a variety of backgrounds & have a variety of careers, family lives, and hobbies! Having fun and being casual/social is what we pride ourselves for and that’s just how we play. Most of us have met through FF14 and may or may not have previous MMO experience.
What we’re about:
We enjoy running old content whether it’s for mounts, achievements, titles, or just for clears. We’re currently prepping to do some of the new Bozja Relic content when it comes out as well as weekly mount/maps/dungeon farming. We love helping new and returning players catch up and get to the good stuff! When someone gets that mount that’s been eluding them or just having some other nice people to help speed along your duty finder queues, that’s what we enjoy! We’re also couple friendly, with a lot of couples regularly playing together! Roulettes, primals, map parties, etc! We do have a few Endgame Raiders, but they do that on the side. Not many of us have time or the energy to put forward towards savage raiding. Our endgame is taking care of each other. ^^b Furthermore, we don’t always want to play FF14 do we?! Well some do. The point is we also play other games! Xbox, PS4, and PC friendly! Always looking for more ways to interact with one another!
FC Features:
The FC currently has a Medium sized house located in the 3rd Ward of The Mists, plot 60. Right on the beach and close to the markets and summoning bells! Several of our members have even purchased their own personal housing down the street from the main FC! We are Rank 30 and have 3 airships and 3 submarines. Working on getting the rest up to date! We have gardens available for use and of course chocobo stables for your favorite chickens! We supply glamour prisms, dyes, chocobo foddedye as well to our members. We will also craft gear for you on request if you need help gearing up a job or just trying to reach that next ilevel for a dungeon! We of course have FC buffs up 24/7 and they are usually EXP and Teleport. We will change them out as people need and plan on doing GathereCrafter weekends and such the more members we get. We always have the FC decked out in the most recent holiday decorations and always looking for feedback and assistance/recommendations to how the house should look and be decorated.
What we’re looking for:
We love meeting new people and have met some great people throughout our history, going back to 2013 when we formed. Few of us have met in real life! We would like to find active players to populate our FC and Discord with. Life happens and people have to take breaks. That’s fine, we all have our responsibilities. Nobody will be kicked because of life! We’re mostly active during evenings and late nights during the week. FC members come from all time zones, PST, EST, even a few in Europe and Japan! Also looking for those who want to help build a more fun and social community! Anyone interested in helping organize events and prizes, please apply and drop me a message!
How to apply:
Firstly, you do it in game! If you see a member with the GOBBY tag, just apply through them! You could also check the Party Finder and Fellowship Finder. We try to keep PF up most of the time, and our Fellowship has gotten a lot of attention lately, but remember, we’re a Gilgamesh Free Company! Lots of love from other servers, but you can’t join unless you’re on Gilgamesh! :D We can still be friends though, no worries!
You could also find one of our officers:
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Araine Iriq
Finally, you can drop a message via Discord if you’re checking this out at work or while doing something else away from game! Reach out to Akanea#9251 or Araine#3569
Hope to hear from everyone soon! :D
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2020.11.22 18:21 RobbieIDK So yesterday night I was bored so I wrote this story and posted it here, some people liked it and asked me to continue it so yolo I guess.

Please note that I'm not a writer, so the story might have some narrative flaws, I was just bored yesterday night so I decided to write this lol.
Also chapter 1 is what I wrote yesterday, chapter 2 is what I added to the story. I also fixed some narrative, punctuation and grammatical errors from chapter 1. Hope you guys enjoy this trip full of cliches ;)
Also sorry for some bad English, I'm from Malaysia, not a native speaker here.
It's 1 am so I'm writing this half asleep so if the story doesn't make sense blame god for inventing sleep.
CHAPTER 1
Hi there, my name is Mark Stone, if you're reading this letter right now, you probably knew what happened to me. You must be sad and confused right now, but I would like to tell you about everything, how it all started, how I met the love of my life, Nicole Bennett.
It was the December of 2015, I forgot which day it was but I remembered that it was at night and it was snowing heavily, I couldn't see what was in front of me, it was as if I was transformed into the same universe at The Mist. I bumped into this girl, she was the most beautiful girl I had ever saw, she had blond hair and perfect blue eyes, I was an average ugly awkward high schooler so I was completely shocked and didn't know what to say. Her books fell after I bumped into her so I helped her pick it up, I just couldn't help but stare at her beauty, she also wore a grey hoodie (I have a thing for hoodies). While I was helping her pick my the books, she kept repeating "sorry", it was in the cutest and most sincere voice I've ever heard. I didn't expect to see anyone here late at night since it was snowing heavily, so I asked her:
Me: "Why are you out here? It's late and it's snowing like crazy."
Nicole: "Let's go somewhere to talk, you probably don't want to talk with snow in our mouth. Let's go to my house, it's not far from here."
Me: "Sure, if my mom was here she would have probably gone crazy, she always told me not to go with strangers into their houses."
Nicole: "Hah you're funny, I'm already starting to like you."
After we arrived, I quickly analyzed her house, it was so...colorful, it was a wooden cabin in the middle of the woods, her cabin had a natural smell that I don't even know how to describe, the cabin had a special warmth and charm to it. I sat down on her comfy couch and asked her the question I asked before:
Me: "So as I was saying before you brought me into your house, what were you doing out there?"
Nicole: "I was walking home after I finished working at the library, hence why was I carrying so many books. My parents are poor and their earnings are simply not enough to support our household. I also have a brother as well, his name is Jamie, he's sleeping upstairs by the way so we better be quiet."
Me: "Speaking of your parents, where are them?"
Nicole: "They're still working."
Me: "But it's.....3 am."
Nicole: "They had to work overtime everyday, they have to work until 4 am, have 5 hours of sleep then go back to work again at 10 am, they barely have any free time. Despite this, we still live in a shitty cabin. People may feel pity for us, but we have gotten used to that kind of life. Anyways, I've just realized, we have been talking for a few minutes now and we haven't even exchange our names yet, my name's Nicole, what about you?"
Me: "My names Mark, nice to meet you, don't say that about your cabin, I think it looks special and it feels comfy and warm, it's that warmth that modern homes doesn't have."
Nicole: "I guess you're right, hey we should exchange numbers, you seem like a really good guy and since I don't have many friends, maybe we could start talking?'
Me: "Sure, I'd love to."
We exchanged numbers.
Me: "I'll be leaving now, if you need anyone to talk to or vent to, I'm always here."
Nicole: "Thanks and have a safe walk home!"
While I was walking home I kept thinking of her, I couldn't concentrate on where I was going, it was as if I fell in love with her at first sight. When I arrived home I realized what a mess my house was compared to her house, despite living in a rich environment, I was never happy. My dad passed away in a air crash accident when I was 9 and my mom is always working, we also live with my sister Emma and my uncle Tommy, who helps my mom do all the housework. My mom is a famous businesswoman, hence why we live in such a rich environment. Despite this, I never connected with rich kids, I found myself making friends with poor kids, maybe because I think most rich kids are jerks who are spoiled.
I went up to my bedroom to see my uncle and sister sleeping.
Me: "Guess mom's still working again."
As I was getting ready to sleep, I heard my phone beeped and vibrate, my friends rarely texts me so I was curious to see who it might be, it turns out it was Nicole.
Me (texting): "Don't you think it's a bit late?"
Me (texting): "Do you miss me already?"
Nicole (texting): "Nah, I just forgot to ask you a question, do you go to Claymore high?"
Me (texting): "Yeah how did you know?"
Nicole (texting): "I think I've seen before, we go to the same school btw."
Me (texting): "That's cool I guess."
Nicole (texting): "Aren't you that kid who always eat alone at breaks, don't you have any friends?"
Me (texting): "I hate hanging out with rich kids, I connect with poor kids more, I hang out with them secretly. If the rich kids know that I've been making friends with the poor kids instead of them, they'll probably start bullying me. Besides, I like being alone at breaks, it helps me collect my thoughts."
Nicole (texting): "They probably don't care about you since you don't hang out with them at all, why would they start bullying you if they don't care about you?"
Me (texting): "I guess your kinda right."
Nicole (texting): "A horde is better than a lone wolf."
Nicole (texting): "So would you like to be friends with me? We can become our own horde...'
Me (texting): 'You're desperate for friends aren't you, we just met like what...a few hours ago and you're already asking me to be your friend? :P"
Nicole (texting): "Yea, I think my friend count is lower than -1"
Me (texting): "Sure, let's be friends"
Nicole (texting): "Woah, it's 4 am already, thank god it's Sunday tomorrow. Anyways I gotta sleep, I'm feeling really tired, have a good night's rest ^^"
Me (texting): "Goodnight, I'll talk to you tomorrow."
That night, I don't know why but.....I kept thinking about her. Who knew my life would change that night.
CHAPTER 2
It had almost been 2 weeks since we meet each other, it might not seem like that long but during that time we spent a lot of time together, we spent almost every hour of our free time together, it was as if we couldn't live without each other, it was like if we were born to be a couple, we had so much in common, I've never connected to anyone more than her. I was surprised that no one wanted to be friends with her, she had so many talents, drawing, playing piano, singing etc, and she was so....beautiful. It was as if she had a secret, a secret that everybody knew so they wouldn't be friends with her.
It was the 12th December 2015, the day before Nicole's birthday, I was in bed scrolling through Twitter as usual, when she suddenly texted me.
Nicole (texting): "Hey handsome."
Me (texting): "Handsome?? 😳"
Nicole (texting): "XD well I'm turning 16 tomorrow, what do you want to do?"
Me (texting): "Idk, tomorrow is Sunday, I'll probably stay home and play some COD or Minecraft."
Nicole (texting): "Well, that's a shame, I have no one to hang out with on my birthday :("
Me (texting): "Hmmmm, maybe it's time that I actually start spending time with other human beings instead of playing video games everyday XD"
Me (texting): "Maybe I could hang out with you :p"
Nicole (texting): "That's great! I would love to hang out with my best friend on my birthday."
Me (texting); "Best friend?"
Nicole (texting): "Well since we don't hang out with other people as much as each other recently, I was wondering if we could be best friends? 😳"
At this moment I started feeling weird, I felt so happy, sure it can't be love, can it?
Me (texting): "Hell yea, best friends :)"
Nicole (texting): "Great! I thought it would be awkward but I'm glad you responded well."
Nicole (texting): "So where do you wanna meet?"
Me (texting): "It's your birthday so you should choose 😂"
Nicole (texting): "How about the park? I haven't been to the park in ages, does 2 pm sound good to you?"
Me (texting): "Yup! Have a good night's rest, you don't want to feel tired the whole day on your birthday :P"
Nicole (texting): "Hah, I won't trust me, also I'm definitely NOT expecting a birthday gift from you 😉"
Me (texting): "Haha I'm sure."
Nicole (texting): 'Anyways, it's late, goodnight! ^^"
Me (texting): "Goodnight ^^"
That night I couldn't stop thinking about what should I buy her, I wanted it to be a simple but meaningful present, after I kept turning my body around on my bed, I decided that I will decide it tomorrow and that I should get a good night's sleep first.
The next day I went into a small shop near the park, it was already 1:30 pm, I didn't know that my house was that far away from the park, and since uncle Tommy was buying groceries, I had to walk. I was panicking and I had to make a decision fast, I quickly picked up two items and asked the shop worker to wrap it.
When I arrived at the park it was already 2:10 pm, I could see Nicole waving at me near a swing. She wore another hoodie, this time the hoodie was red, while I just wore a random t-shirt with some jeans. I always wondered if she was trying to express her feelings through what she was wearing, because I realized that the more we hang out, the brighter the color of the hoodie she wore. I'm still amazed at how a girl can be so cute naturally without any makeup.
Me: "Sorry I'm late, I didn't know the park was that far awa-"
Nicole: "Don't worry, do you really think that I would be mad at my best friend for being late? Besides, you're only 10 minutes late, I have a lot of patience."
She looked at the present I was hiding behind my back. She giggled and said:
Nicole: "Next time hide your presents better, I can see you're hiding them behind your back, so obvious."
Me: 'Oh."
Nicole: "Let's take a quick walk before we open my present shall we?"
Me: "Sure"
We walked and talked about ourselves, school and life in general for what seemed to be hours, we swung on swings and played with the children nearby just like as if we were still kids.
Nicole: "Mark?"
Me: "Yea?"
Nicole: "Don't you ever wish that you were still a child?"
Me: "No, why?"
Nicole: "When you're a child you don't have to worry about anything, you enjoy life as a child, but when you get older things start to get sad and depressing, you have to face the harsh reality of this world, you realize that the world is not colorful and happy, in fact it's dark and awful. I would rather live in an imaginary world where everything is positive rather than live in reality where everything is negative, I just miss the good old days you know? I'm already 16 and I don't have any goals or objectives in life, I just can't find any motivation to do anything, I just.....I want to die so badly.'
Tears started falling down Nicole's eyes
I was shocked at what she just said, I never knew she was this depressed on the inside, she was always a positive and outgoing girl on the outside. When I saw Nicole's tears, I couldn't help but help her wipe them off, I knew that she had gone through a lot in life, she never had any friends and she live in a awful environment. I hugged her and said:
Me: "Please don't cry, I know you never had any friends or people to rely on, but here I am, I'll always be there for you when you need me."
Nicole: "I'm sorry for that, just getting a little bit emotional on my birthday."
After that, I saw a busker playing guitar near us. I pointed to the busker and asked Nicole:
Me: "Hey, there's a busker there, he seems pretty good, do you want to go there and listen to him?"
Nicole: "Sure, I'd love to."
I asked the busker to play some calm and romantic music to calm Nicole down, the busker asked us:
Busker: "What brings you lovers here?"
Nicole blushed after hearing what the busker said. I awkwardly corrected him:
Me: "Oh...oh no, we're just best friends, it's her birthday today actually, we're just having a walk."
The busker giggled and said:
Busker: "Oh "best friends"? Really?"
Now we're both blushing hard.
Nicole talked to me about her problems and I asked her to start imagining a better future, a future where she's happy, where she's settled down, a future so good that would overlap what the past did to hurt her. She closed her eyes and started her imagination while we listened to the busker's guitar music for a good 10 minutes. During that time, I couldn't help but stare at her, I thought to myself:
Me: "Ah Mark stop! Why are you being such a creep?!"
Suddenly, she opened her eyes, she looked at me with a cute and sincere smile and said:
Nicole: "I hope you're part of my future."
I was speechless, was she trying to signal me something? I panicked and responded with:
Me: "I hope so too."
I didn't know what to say, that just came out of my mouth out of nowhere and I was embarrassed by it, we both blushed hard.
We listened to the busker for about a good 20 minutes more before we decided that we would open her present. I tipped the busker and he winked at me, till this day, I still don't know who that busker was but I swear to god that I will forever remember him.
We sat on a bench and she started opening up her presents, the present I gave her was a polaroid camera and an album. After she opened it I said:
Me: "I hope that we'll have many more amazing moments together, you can bring this camera everywhere and every time we have a unforgettable moment, you can take a picture and put it into this album, by the time we have our last breath, I hope we can fill this album up."
Nicole hugged me and started crying.
Nicole: "I don't know if we'll ever fill this album up but there's one thing that I'm sure of, and that's the fact that we'll be friends forever. Thank you so much Mark, this might be the best present I've ever gotten in my life."
I always thought it was funny that we went from complete strangers to "best friends forever" in 2 weeks, you'll never know what god throws at you in life, she just suddenly came into my life out of nowhere.
It was getting late so I offered to walk her home, before we started going home, we saw a poster on a shop that said that there was going to be a firework show at 11 am, I offered her to watch it with me, she responded with:
Nicole: "Won't your mom be mad at you?"
Me: "She never cares about me, all she cares about is money, I'm pretty sure she won't even realize that I'm not home."
Nicole: "Hey! Don't say that, you mom works so much isn't because she wants to get away from your family, she wants to earn as much money as possible so she can support your household.'
Me: "You don't get it Nicole....she......she..."
I couldn't say it.
Nicole: "What's the matter?"
My mom had a dark secret that only I knew, something that I've yet to confront her. I just couldn't tell Nicole....at least not yet.
Me: "I guess you're right, hey look! Here comes the fireworks!"
The fireworks were beautiful, it was a whole new experience for me, I've never watched fireworks with someone else before, every Christmas or new years I would always be lonely. I turned to Nicole and I just couldn't help but stare at her beauty once again, she was prettier than the stars, prettier than the fireworks, she shined the brightest amongst all of them. Thinking about it now, I wondered if she ever knew that I was staring at her, maybe she knew and she let me stare, maybe she knew that I had a little tiny crush on her already.
We saw everyone around us holding hands, she turned to me and asked:
Nicole: "Can we uh.....hold hands?"
Me: "Um....what?"
Nicole: "Everyone around us is holding hands, it would be weird if we didn't. But I don't want to make them think that we're...dating."
Me: "Who cares what they think, the most important thing is that we'll enjoy the fireworks and have a great time."
She grabbed my hand and said:
Nicole: "But can we still hold hands?"
Me: "Sure, it's your birthday, I'll do anything for you."
I saw her blushed in the cutest way possible, god she was so cute I wish you could see her.
Her hands were cold and soft, it seems like I could easily break her bones if I pressed her hand too hard, I'm not even a strong man.
She suddenly took out her polaroid camera and said:
Nicole: "Let's take a picture and put it in the album!"
We posed for the picture and she put it inside her album.
After the fireworks I asked her:
Me: "So what did you think of the fireworks?"
Nicole: "It was...special, it might be the best firework show I've ever watched."
Me: "Same here."
We sat down on the grass and looked up to the sky, the stars were absolutely beautiful.
Me: "Do you think that every time someone dies, they get reincarnated into a star?"
Nicole: "No, where did you get that idea?"
Me: "I'd like to think that once you die, you get reincarnated into a star, every star represents a person's story, they are watching us creating our new stories while their stories is being stored with them up there with billions and trillions of stars."
Nicole: "If that's true, I hope that I'll get to have my star be near yours when I die. You're the most special person I've ever met in my life, I've never been able to connect with any person as much as you."
We slept on the grass looking at the beautiful stars and talking about our lives. After a while, I looked at my watch, it was already 2 am, the park was now empty, we were so focused on talking and enjoying the stars that we forgot our surroundings.
I walked her to her cabin, before she went in, she said:
Nicole: "Mark, thanks for spending the day with me, this is the best birthday of my life...no...the best day of my life."
Me: "You're welcome, that's the least a best friend could do, I hope to spend many future birthdays with you."
She took out her Polaroid camera and we posed for another picture.
Nicole gave me a small kiss on the cheek before she ran inside her cabin, I blushed and smiled while walking my way home. When I went inside my house, my mom, sister and uncle were already sleeping, I couldn't even bothered to be angry that they didn't call to check on me, I took a quick shower and brushed my teeth before going to bed, despite not eating dinner, I'm not feeling hungry at all. I tucked myself inside my blankets and whispered something before I went to sleep:
Me: "Thank you Nicole, today was the best day of my life as well."
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god this took me long enough
you might realize this is a repost, original one had too many errors lol
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2020.11.21 10:58 Annabeth_Granger1r Kamijirou fanfiction recommendations list updated version!

Hey! For this week I at least thought it was right to give you an updated Kamijirou fic recs list! I hope this will be as helpful as possible. Before getting started, there are three little things to say:
- All of those fanfics (except for two among Izupie's ones) are on Archiveofourown.
- Most of them are fluff - except the ones where I added the word “Angst” in the parenthesis.
- The fanfictions that are part of the two collections created in the Kamijirou Discords (“The Diner AU” and “Nox Insomnis”) are written in bold and italics respectively. Bold and italics are for zine fics. Underlined for Kamijirou Exchange fics.
Now, onto the list!

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2020.11.21 03:03 trianonscones Poesie Secret Boyfriend Parfum vs. Perfume Oil Comparison (My Impressions)

I got a sample of Secret Boyfriend earlier this year and fell in love, so you can imagine how fast my fingers flew when I saw Poesie add 'Secret Boyfriend' to their Parfum collection. I wanted to share some thoughts on the perfume oil vs parfum version for anyone wants to know more about how they compare.
Secret Boyfriend notes: a mountain of light fluffy marshmallows, your secret boyfriend’s leather jacket, pine and cedar, a wisp of smoke
How I Tested
I tested the perfume oil by dipping a q-tip in the bottle and giving a few good swipes on my inner wrist and top of my wrist.
I tested the parfum in two different ways: first, by using the original rollerball bottle and giving a few rolls on my inner wrist and top of my wrist. A few days later, I tested in a second way, after decanting the bottle into a spray atomizer. I tested with the spray atomizer with a single spray on my inner arm.
Blend Thoughts
Perfume Oil:
This scent is a dream. I know a lot of this is psychological thanks to the name and note descriptions, but it really has a nifty retro vibe to it. (I've paired it with my Poesie ambrosia-inspired 'Sixties Salad' (tangy pineapple, delicate pistachio, fluffy marshmallow) and it's like an Edward Scissorhands party!)
The marshmallows are more like a bowl of marshmallows straight from the bag or marshmallows in ambrosia salad; they're clean, springy, different from the goopy melted marshmallow in scents like 'Hungry Ghost.' The smoke and cedapine are wispy, but distinct enough to balance against the marshmallow. The smoke has some bite. There's just the right balance of sweetness and smokiness/leather, overall. It's not gourmand, but it's not super smoky or forest-like either. Soft and pleasant.
Parfum:
1) Rollerball: Unfortunately, this faded too fast for me to get a real impression of the notes.
2) Atomizer bottle: I would say it's like a slightly more delicate version of the perfume oil blend. Lighter, airier, more fresh. All the notes are there, but they aren't as intense. I wonder if this is due to the fact that with the perfume oil, it's a concentrated amount of product that you're sniffing; whereas with the sprayed parfum, it's a spread out mist?
The parfum version overall makes me think of a more "traditional" perfume, which isn't a bad thing--just a totally different way to experience the Secret Boyfriend blend.
Longevity and Throw
Perfume Oil:
Standard Poesie throw and longevity on me, which is light bordering on light-medium. Someone else can smell it if they're right next to you and it's fairly fresh, but otherwise it tends to hug close. Initial light/light-medium throw lasts for about 2 hours on skin before gradually fading, depending on where it's placed. Gone totally within about 8 hours. (Note: In my experience, it lasts much longer on fabric, so if you're the type to dab your clothes, you may be able to up the longevity more.)
Parfum in Rollerball:
Oof, I was definitely scared after I used the rollerball for the first time, because the parfum just about immediately disappeared on me after application. It might have lasted a few minutes, if that, but the scent itself wasn't very strong at all. However, a different Poesie parfum was fairly strong applied with the rollerball, which is why I opted to give decanting a try with Secret Boyfriend.
Parfum in Atomizer:
What. a. difference!! Seriously. The initial throw is the strongest I've ever had with any Poesie blend. I walked into the kitchen and someone brought up my perfume when they were several feet away, which has never happened with Poesie before. I'd say it's a solid "medium to medium-plus" throw, depending on many sprays you do; other people can smell it if I'm in the same room, especially if it's fresh. I'm so so glad I decided to try this out in a spray bottle. Initial throw lasted about 3 hours, faded gradually, gone within 8. So longevity is not too different, but the throw (with the atomizer) is noticeably stronger.
Final Thoughts
Secret Boyfriend is a 1950s rock n' roll sneaking-out-the-bedroom-window-for-a-date dream.
I love both versions, oil and parfum, but for different reasons. Personally I'd recommend checking out the perfume oil first and then nabbing the parfum version for a different experience. I'd also include the caveat that you might want to be prepared with an atomizer in case the rollerball format doesn't work for you.
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2020.11.21 00:16 Hopeisthekey Need Help from the Community : Mysterious Sounds occuring at Specific locations near Mondstadt and in Liyue. (Video Link in Description)

Two days ago on November 18th, I was waiting for my friend to finish his quest for us to play in co-op.I was running around with no real purpose around Mondstadt Lake when I picked Berries and started swinging my sword at the bush out of boredom. That's when the strange sound first occured.Luckily, I was able to reproduce the sound as much as I wanted by hitting the same bush with any character in my party and record it.
My first thought was that it was a very strange glitch. I went back to Monstadt and quit the game completely and relaunched it. I then went from Mondstadt to the same exact location, hit the bush and the mysterious sound happened again.
I immediately told my friend about what I found and joined his world to show him how to do it. Without any luck. When I joined his world the sound would not occurred. I then came back to my world and the sound wouldn't occur either. I thought it might have been a glitch.
I then played with my friend for the evening and went to sleep. The next day around : 12:00PM~1:00PM EST, I completed my daily commissions and thought about the event of last night. I went back to the same location and hit the bush. It happened again. The sound resonate coming from the general direction of the Mondstadt Cathedral.
I then roamed around the bush to notice that many other locations next to it would trigger the same unique sound. My friends and I started looking on youtube if anyone else had the same event happen. It did. I could find at least one other video in which the sound played at the same location. Others would be at seemingly random specific locations on the map.
One of them was in Liyue. Around 11:00PM, I went to that location, stopped at the edge like the person did in the video and the sound resonated.
We then searched the Lore to see if there would be anything that would lead towards a potential easter egg or secret.
The only thing that stood out was this part from the Fox in the Dandelion Sea Vol.1 :" I came to when I heard the sound of something freezing up. It was a Mist Flower growing by the lake that had just frozen the water surrounding it. Next to it was a white fox, its tail frozen in the ice. Poor critter. "
Unfortunately no sight of Mist Flower or a white fox. Bummer.
I need the help of the community to help me find the cause behind this sound and solve the mystery behind its occurrence.
It doesn't happen all the time. Be patient and try again at the different locations and at different times of the day.
EDIT : Whenever it stops working for me, I "ALT+F4" out of the game while standing next to it. Then I Launch the game again and then the sound plays when I hit the bush.
EDIT : I was able to recreate the sound by following the usual steps while playing on mobile. Platform doesn't seem to be an issue. It has to be something else.

Here is the link to the video I put together :
https://youtu.be/kj5kQlkLBvY

Here are the links to the other videos about the mysterious sound :
In Mondstat region (PC):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEILwYWHrbo
In Mondstadt region (PS4):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHzExErXEsY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTKLrLrHoY8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR9sRDrM5JQ
In Mondstadt Region (Mobile) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JecEGa8BsjQ

In Liyue (PC):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FQ_Hkk2J1Q

Mihoyo Forums :https://forums.mihoyo.com/genshin/article/74697
https://forums.mihoyo.com/genshin/article/34573


Similar sounds (Youtube Comment Section Theory):
Constellation Unlocking Sound :
https://youtu.be/OLRawwkq2IE?t=185
Whopper Flower Sound :
https://youtu.be/R47M6Vp77rc?t=131
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2020.11.20 23:25 Anderson4pr Chef Mareya Ibrahim Shares Top “8 Great” Healthy Living Annual Trends Report for 2021

Chef Mareya Ibrahim Shares Top “8 Great” Healthy Living Annual Trends Report for 2021

Become a savvy shopper and maximize feel-good nutrition with simple swaps from award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author and natural products industry veteran, Mareya Ibrahim
LOS ANGELES, California – The new decade came in like a lion, teaching us a lifetime of lessons in one compressed year, shaping how we shop, live and adjust to a ‘new normal.’ Industry expert and trends watcher Mareya Ibrahim, predicts 2021 is the year whole health gets ‘real’ with her 9th annual “8 great” healthy living trends report. Every year, the award-winning entrepreneur behind the eatCleaner® brand uncovers what’s next in America’s food, wellness and lifestyle scene. Here, the best-selling author of Eat Like You Give A Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive, shares what every health-conscious shopper should be focused on in the upcoming year, as we reach for creature comforts, cook at home more than ever before and look for ways to feel better.
  1. Bamboo You: From robes and sheets to toilet paper, bamboo is the sustainable, soft as silk material that is quickly replacing paper and cotton. It’s sustainable, fast growing and takes a fraction of the natural resources to grow. Expect to see dramatic market growth at an estimated 5% annually to reach over $98 billion by 2025.
  2. Instant Flavor Blends: With at-home cooking on the rise, sugar and sodium-packed ready-to-use sauces have become an essential pantry item. KETO-friendly and gluten-free brands will dominate the category, as people continue to eat modified diets, with world-inspired flavors transforming Kevin’s Naturals offers keto friendly, epicurean flavor combos like Lemongrass Basil and Korean BBQ n an aseptic liquid pouch, and Spiceology zero salt-added spices – in containers labeled like the periodic table – take your meals next level with combos like Greek Freak and Maui Wowee, without the sodium.
  3. Power-Packed Pantry Staples: This year, pandemic panic mode forced us to rethink our pantry approach. 2021 will continue having us stock up on nutritious, versatile basics with affordable healthy staples like packaged beans, tomatoes, hearty vegetables, canned seafood, grains and pastas, oat milk, and aseptic packaged broths, sustainable, gluten-free and organic leading the pack. Ready-to-eat and ‘just add water’ shelf stable options will also gain steam.
  4. Clean Baked Goods – KETO-friendly, quick, and simple, options in a mix form keeps comfort baking in the ‘clean zone.’ Looks for ‘just add water’ options and no-bake ideas that are quickly gaining popularity across social media. Easy mix desserts that are keto friendly like Good Dee’s offer a variety of cookie, bread and brownie mixes that still keep you in the ‘clean zone’. The internet has also been buzzing with no-bake recipes in the form of bars and balls, like the ‘Best Kinda’ Date Balls’ from my book or my peanut butter and dark chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookies. Betty Crocker would be so proud. If you don’t feel like lifting a finger, products dedicated to gluten and clean options like JoJo’s snacking chocolate, merging dark chocolate with added superfoods like coconut, pistachios and peanut butter-filled creations – are all keto friendly.
  5. Water Elevation: Water degustation is on rise. “Water sommeliers” - popularized on Zac Efron’s Netflix show Down to Earth - point out flavor nuances and points of origin, highlighting natural, sustainable and highly mineralized waters that tickle the taste buds. Even boozy brands are giving way to the spiked sparkling boom, leading to an estimated annual market growth of 16% and a $10 billion sales increase by 2027. Knowing the merits of water for overall health, a lot of teetotalers may be opting for this. A lot safer for the roads, too. On the boozy side, White Claw gave way to the spiked sparkling boom and an onslaught of new brands and flavors, including High Noon, Bon V!V and TRULY. I swear, it’s just water in my bottle! (hee, hee)
  6. TurboMoodBoosters: A daptogens will remain popular as people continue to seek balance and feel-good energy. Combinations of these ingredients, plus protein and probiotics for gut health, will reign supreme. Mushrooms, Ashwagandha, Sacha Inchi seeds, pumpkin seed protein, and probiotics are also gaining popularity. The CBD market will continue to boom, as well, reaching an estimated 36% increase of over $11 billion by 2027. Look for highly potent, water-soluble varieties (designed for easier bodily absorption) in body sprays, bath soaks, chews, and more.
Uplift’s Daily Uplifter is a smoothie powder with mushrooms, Sacha Inchi seeds, pumpkin seed protein and mood supportive probiotics. Garden of Life offers a ‘Mood+’ supplement formulated with probiotics and mood boosting Ashwaganda and blueberries for added support. Nupeutics Health crafts top-quality, all-natural supplement formulas to help manage the root causes behind mind and body imbalances. And last but certainly not least, CBD products are getting more and more popular with women, as we take on the additional role of homeschooling and full-time chef, with products like Aqueous wellness and their line of female-focused CBD chewables, bath boosters and body booster mist, with added lavender oil.
  1. ‘It’ Superfood: Green Banana Flour- Made from (you guessed it) green bananas, this potent superfood, high in potassium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C and a variety of other vitamins and minerals, naturally, without being enriched. It’s a gluten-free baking alternative and a resistant starch that acts like a prebiotic, helping to support good gut bacteria and weight loss, colon health and lowered cholesterol levels - while also preventing food waste by saving underripe fruit from the trash heap. Find it showing up in more protein powder and baked goods offerings.
  2. ‘It’ Veggie: Gemstone potatoes - According to Robert Schueller, Marketing Director at Melissa’s Produce, the trends that started post-COVID and forecasted into 2021 were fueled by more than average at-home cooking and consumers desiring items with longer shelf life. Gemstone potatoes are a mixture of yellow, white, red & purple potatoes - the latter containing anthocyanins, a unique class of antioxidants - making picture-perfect meals. Organic ginger root and turmeric root are also seeing huge popularity for their culinary and medicinal value.
  3. Mareya Ibrahim is an award-winning entrepreneur, chef, author, speaker, patented inventor and 25+ year food industry expert. This is her 9th annual Healthy Food & Beverage Trend Report. Visit www.eatcleaner.com - the premiere destination for clean living - to learn more. Follow @eatcleaner on Instagram for “fit food for thought,” and connect with Chef Mareya on Facebook or on her smash-hit podcast, “Recipes for Your Best Life” - available now on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify. For the full 2021 Trends report or to interview Mareya, contact [email protected]
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About Chef Mareya, “The Fit Foodie”:
Mareya Ibrahim is “The Fit Foodie” - a natural products industry expert, chef, holistic nutrition coach, award-winning entrepreneu inventor, and author of The Clean Eating Handbook, along with the #1 best-seller Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive (St. Martin’s Griffin). She is the founder of Grow Green Industries, Inc. and the creator of the Eat Cleaner® line of plant-based food wash and wipes. She is also a signature chef and key contributor to the NY Times best-seller The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. Since 2011, she has inspired and informed Southern California residents through the “Fit Foodie” column in Edible Orange County Magazine. In addition to providing a growing catalog of more than 500 original how-to cooking videos on YouTube, she is a featured chef on The Food Network, eHow.com, LiveStrong.com, and the Emmy-nominated show “Recipe Rehab.”
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2020.11.20 19:31 Peekochu Was 10-man Hardcore Raiding Popular, and Could it be Popular Now?

Guild-based gameplay is at the heart of every massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. No fashionable transmog, impressive DPS ranking, or vast mount collection has significance without a community of friends to share and compete with. Since the inception of MMOs, raiding has been the foremost bit of content motivating players to join guilds. Beyond loot, the core reward of any raiding experience is the intimate comradery that can only be formed after frustratingly demanding hours of dying week after week, ultimately culminating in the satisfaction of defeating bosses. Despite a recent resurgence in table top-based RPGs like DnD, WoW raiding, especially, remains a remarkably popular form of group-based gameplay, perhaps now more than ever during the age of COVID-19 (for example checkout the log dates and frequencies of recent uploads across retail and classic warcraftlogs, esologs and fflogs websites.
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As many WoW players continue to age out of college and entry-level jobs and into promotions and families though, the primary challenge of raiding is decreasingly the bosses themselves or even the hours needed to play, but increasingly the major time commitment necessary to keep guilds afloat. If you consider yourself a mythic raider I encourage you to check on your guild’s recruitment officer, because they’re not okay. The challenge of keeping 20 competent mythic-level players together across tiers is a daunting one, especially for those playing on Alliance.
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For many, the challenge of sustaining mythic guilds is just too much. Beyond the time commitment, friend groups even after a decade of play remain tight knit, and the task of recruiting new friends for the sole purpose of their DPS is just not attractive. At the same time, however, flexible Heroic and Normal mode raids are underwhelming, and become easy all too quickly. The result is a lot of small groups of players without the time to build a 20-man guild nor the interest in breaking up and spreading across guilds. I’m sure some of you will recognize this situation and these feelings.
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What’s Blizzard to do? Many WoW players will recall the enjoyment of 10-man heroic (the previous highest tier) raiding, which required significantly fewer hours to be dedicated to the logistics of guild management while also offering a respectable challenge to raiders. Many will also recall the major difficulties associated with balancing hardcore raid bosses across 10- and 25-man modes, however, which motivated the then indie-sized gaming company to dedicate their few resources to the balance of modern 20-man mythic raids alone (this is a joke, folks).
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Nearing the eve of Shadowlands, Blizzard is now a substantially more resourced company and likely has the resources necessary to make truly challenging content for 10-man groups once again. The defining question then is not whether Blizzard has the resources, but whether there is demand. The table below offers some evidence for this demand.
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RESULTS
Drawing on combat log data from World of Logs and Warcraft logs from Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK) through Mists of Pandaria (MoP), the below table displays the number of individual player combat log rankings for 10- and 25-man heroic raid modes (see table notes for details). For example, a guild may upload their kill of 10-man heroic Rag, thus uploading 10 character rankings for that boss (also see notes at the end of this post, which I will continue to update in response to questions).
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T A B L E _ L I N K
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Even during WotLK when 25-man heroic bosses dropped better loot than 10-man heroic bosses, a substantial proportion (upward of 40%) of individual character logs appeared to be for heroic 10-man. In Cataclysm the gap narrows, with nearly all raid tiers having similar individual player log rankings across 10- and 25-man modes. In MoP however, 10- and 25-man hardcore raids started dropping the same loot, and the proportion of player rankings for 10-man substantially overtakes that of 25-man raids, with upwards of 70% of individual log rankings being for 10-man heroic bosses. Thus, especially when the loot is good, there appears to be significant demand for 10-man hardcore raiding content.
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CONCLUSION
As the raiding base of WoW’s previous tiers continues to age, the greatest challenges are increasingly outside the instance and even the game. Indeed, the logistics of guild management and recruitment remain a substantial challenge for mythic guilds, perhaps most severely felt by the aging hardcore raider base for whom real-life demands are increasing. At the same time, for many seasoned raiders the modern flexible heroic mode is underwhelmingly easy, especially in light of now countless online resources that make min-maxing decisions easy. The data presented above suggest that even before its heyday, 10-man hardcore raiding was enjoyed by a substantial proportion of players, and even most players when 10- and 25-man hardcore bosses dropped similar loot.
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Thus, despite noted balancing challenges between previous 10- and 25-man hardcore raid modes—many of which were biased in favor of 25-man raids—this post establishes that, at least previously, demand for 10-man hardcore raiding was significantly evident, and thus likely to be popular now if given the chance.
1) These data are not perfect but are likely the best publicly available source to get at the proposed question. WoL for example has some rare duplicates cases, but it seems a reasonable assumption that duplicates will be similarly present across 10- and 25-man mode logs.
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