LifeStyle Lite Money Belt Hidden Travel Wallet Undercover Waist Stash Passport Holder for Adventurers & Athletes

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Prepare for travel, prepare for the possibilities the runs, the cycling, the workouts or even the amusement parks with the kids, because you should feel secure traveling around the city or across the world. Prepare for life changing, un-complicated, safe, eye-opening travels. Marvel at the beauty of your travels while our ingeniously designed travel gear keeps your passport, currency, IDs, tickets, credit cards secure and organized in the 3 zipper compartments and 3 inner credit card pockets. Worry about what your next destination will benot your belongings. Whether you are in the heat of the desert or the tropical rainforests, after you've fitted the adjustable strap around your waist, the amazingly light breathable mesh layer of the money belt will always feel comfortable against your skin. The main fabric is 190T PVC Nylon which is extremely durable and water-resistant, able to endure many miles of travel. Our product testers even found life hack uses for our one of a kind designer zip lock bag packaging. If you must live the lifestyle of a traveler, travel lite. Let's take the journey.


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  • Safe premium lightweight tactical waist gear concealed under your clothing brings you comfort and security as you're traveling
  • Comfortable: this secure hidden anti-theft wallet features a light breathable mesh layer that feels incredible against the skin
  • Great for traveling, working out, cycling, running and power-walking
  • Stylish & durable: this passport holder is made with 190T PVC nylon - extremely durable and water-resistant. It is strong enough to endure many miles of travel
  • Jeanie Reichert

    OP what do you use this for ? A travel wallet ? Passport holder?

  • Clementine Purdy

    Got a crappy wallet while my cousin got a lot of stuff for her trip to Europe from my parents. Like she got a luggage set that easily cost 500 bucks. I travel more than her so I ask my parents why did I get a crappy wallet while my cousin got an expensive bag set? Their reasons were because she flies more then me and needs a set to match her lifestyle. Which is complete BS I fly every 3 months and she flies once in a blue moon. I'm asking for a luggage set and a decent camera for my trip to Texas and my cruise to the Bahamas. Another crappy gift. Cousins grandma gave me and older sister a bunch of used clothes while her granddaughter got name brand clothes and a designer bag. Cousins parents gave me a beat up looking suitcase with their baggage tag still attached. They apparently got rid of it because some dude urinated on it while they were in Columbia. Told them if they want to give me something for Christmas give me something that has not been used and something travel related. Uncles a lawyer. Aunts a district manager for AAA travel services. I'll be super upset of my parents treat my cousin like a princess again this year because she lost her brother 4 years ago. :|

  • Molly Rath

    Use your scrolling up abilities to see: Do it by passport. * Will this satisfy everyone? Fucking certainly not. * Will it work in practice? Absolutely it will. * Is it fair, transparent and reproducible for everyone? It is. One of the things about Brexit is for some time it has been convenient for people who don't really like the "British" label to call themselves European. Obviously with Brexit that effectively comes to an end unless they have dual citizenship with an EU country. I appreciate in Ireland the situation is complex, and people can call themselves whatever they want - but on some level you are **either** a citizen of the Republic of Ireland (and by extension the EU), a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland OR a citizen (i.e. a passport holder) of both. This is completely practical. I can't for the life of me understand why you are attempting to make this harder that it needs to be, if only to satisfy your own agenda. The easiest method for controlling the movement of people is, unsurprisingly, to use the established method thats been in place for the last century: passports. Non Irish EU citizens still have passports from their home nations - so it is entirely plausible to use this as a means to control movement of people from Northern Ireland to Great Britain. Likewise without a UK passport they won't be able to secure a National Insurance number so won't be able to legally work without a visa.

  • Beverly Murazik

    >Required Documents for International Travel According to the Secure Air Travel Regulations, the required identification to take an international flight is: one piece of valid government-issued photo identification that shows the holder's name, date of birth and gender; or a restricted area identity card. However, you are strongly advised to carry a valid Canadian passport when travelling to any foreign destination, including the United States. A passport is the only reliable and universally accepted identification document, and it proves that you have a right to return to Canada. Canada requires that all passengers, including children, carry their own passport when travelling by air to another country.

  • Alessandra Beier

    Passport holder, wallet, and luggage tag? Shut up and take my money!!

  • Geo Wisozk

    I traveled solo to New York back in 2014. It was my first official solo travel in which I paid using my own money and having no acquaintances. You can say I had that "fear". It's common for inexperienced travelers to be fearful. I'm not a Western passport holder so it's more costly for me travel but I never cared about that aspect. Right now, I want to visit Spain and Portugal. I still have that "fear". That things might go wrong. That I would be at the wrong place and at the wrong time. That people would treat me badly or that criminals would think I'm an easy target for being an Asian man. The list is endless. Still, I want to go because I know it would rock.

  • Bridgette Klein

    Wow, these are just clean, instant classic, sturdy looking wallets. Exactly how you'd think a wallet should look that you'd use for 20+ years. I've been a money clip man for a few years now, but I may switch and I definitely want the belt loop & passport holder. Love the keyring design on the passport holder. Having it clipped will bring me better peace of mind.

  • Adeline West

    no, the scarf just came in a plastic bag. No box or anything. I just went with the cheapest LV Keepall and wallet I could find, so buy at your own risk. It hasn't been 24 hours yet so I haven't received tracking info or anything so I can't say if its a scam or not. Wallet: http://www.ioffer.com/i/real-leather-men-s-black-bag-plaid-wallet-bags-630336915 Bag: http://www.ioffer.com/i/designer-bags-travel-bag-duffle-bag-luggage-bag-001-630436315

  • Leslie Lowe

    Is this like a modern fanny pack?

  • Mafalda Ziemann

    I don't know, seems to me that single passport implies single visa policy. Because one would expect that every holder of certain passports has same rights as every other. But you can't secure that if EU countries which would issue those passports among themselves have different criteria for citizens of same country/passport. This seems reasonable to me, it is nothing against Ireland and UK. But it remains to be seen what's going to happen with CTA after Brexit. I think it is going to be the most sensitive issue of the whole thing.

  • Earl Ryan

    > https://medium.com/the-publius-letters/segregated-witness-a-fork-too-far-87d6e57a4179#.lgvfxbdou That medium article is full of misleading statements and illogical & fluff arguments and should not be relied upon. Here's my refutation of the entire problems section point by point from the other day: I actually had seen [Jaqen Hash'ghar's piece on Segwit](https://medium.com/the-publius-letters/segregated-witness-a-fork-too-far-87d6e57a4179) before, but honestly I didn't think much of it. I reexamined it today and I still see very little substance. > 3.0 The Problems with Segregated Witness Great, let's seriously analyze these claims. > **3.1 SW creates a financial incentive for bloating witness data** > > ...there exists a financial incentive for malicious actors to design transactions with a small base size but large and complex witness data. This is exacerbated by the fact that witness scripts (i.e. P2SH-P2WSH or P2SH-P2WSH) will have higher script size limits that normal P2SH redeem scripts (i.e., from 520 bytes to 3,600 bytes [policy] or 10,000 bytes [consensus]). These potential problems only worsen as the block size limit is raised in the future, for example a 2 MB maximum base size creates an 8 MB adversarial case. This problem hinders scalability and makes future capacity increases more difficult. This might be a valid point, but I'm not sure I understand the claim. What exactly is the financial incentive that malicious actors gain from creating very large witness data? > **3.2 SW fails to sufficiently address the problems it intends to solve** > ... > Most seriously, there are no enforceable constraints to the growth of the non-SW UTXO. Neither are there with the alternatives - doing nothing or switching to BU. *Nobody* ever claimed SW would fix non-SW UTXO growth, so this is entire section is a red herring. Especially the following: > One key concern is that the coexistence of two UTXO types may tempt developers and miners in the future to destroy the non-SW UTXO. **Some may view this as an unfounded concern**, but the only reason that this is worth mentioning in this article are the comments made by influential individuals associated with Bitcoin Core: Greg Maxwell has postulated that “abandoned UTXO should be forgotten and become unspendable,” Count me among them, this is not convincing at all. Does the author actually think once SW activates that core devs and miners will conspire to invalidate coins in non-segwit addresses? That claim is absolutely absurd and would destroy much of Bitcoin's value by violating the fundamental assumption that it's ok to store your savings in bitcoin. This quote about /u/nullc's position is totally misleading. [Here is what he actually said](https://archive.fo/crd1R) even according to the link provided in the article: > Here are a few of the ideas which I think would be most interesting to see in an altcoin. A few of these things may be possible as hardforking changes in Bitcoin too but some represent different security and economic tradeoffs and I don't think those could be ethically imposed on Bitcoin even if a simple majority of users wanted them (as they'd be forced onto the people who don't want them). The Jaqen Hash'ghar medium article absolutely misrepresents what the gmaxwell link says. How dishonest! > **3.3 SW places complex requirements on developers to comply while failing to guarantee any benefits** This article previously mentioned that there are multiple benefits to segwit. Now it's claiming there aren't? > SW as a soft fork brings with it a mountain of irreversible technical debt, with multiple opportunities for developers to permanently cause the loss of user funds. Basically the same ridiculous cop-out that G. Andrew Stone used in the Epicenter Bitcoin interview. If you really are trusting your funds to a wallet software team that can't manage to extensively test its implementation and get transaction formats correct, you are already asking for your funds to be lost! > In terms of priorities, SW is not a solution to any of the major support ticket issues that are received daily by Bitcoin businesses such as BitPay, Coinbase, Blockchain.info, etc. Yet each one of these Bitcoin businesses is emphatically pro SegWit... > At the time of this writing, only 28 out of the 78 business and projects (36%) who have publicly committed to the upgrade are SW-compatible. Currently the numbers are 26 / 106 (less than 25%) haven't begun implementing it yet, and only 30 / 106 (less than a third) are only works-in-progress. Fully ready = 50% already, and segwit is far from activated. So I think this is not a great point. We are moving along at a fine pace, so far. > The voluntary nature of SW upgrades is subject to the first-mover game theory problem. With a risky upgrade that moves transaction signatures to a new witness field that is hidden to some nodes, the incentive for the rational actor is to let others take that risk first, while the rational actor sits back, waits, and watches to see if people lose funds or have problems. Where there is great risk there is great reward. If you want to be the last software company out of the gate to support a popular proposal that fixes many issues in bitcoin, then feel free to lose customers / user over it. Your company's loss! This "reason" just seems like fluff. > Moreover, the voluntary SW upgrade also suffers from the free-rider game theory problem. If others upgrade and move their data to the witness field, one can benefit even without upgrading or using SW transactions themselves. This is actually a good thing for those who don't want to take the risk of implementing segwit - they can still benefit. Silly, illogical point for the author to make. > **3.4 Economic distortions and price fixing** > > Segregated Witness ... subsidises signature data in large/complex P2WSH transactions (i.e., at ¼ of the cost of transaction/UTXO data). However, the signatures are more expensive to validate than the UTXO, which makes this unjustifiable in terms of computational cost. This claim is total BS. In fact [SegWit fixes the problem](https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/01/26/segwit-benefits/#linear-scaling-of-sighash-operations). > SW as a soft fork is designed to preserve the 1 MB capacity limit for on-chain transactions, which will purposely drive on-chain fees up for all users of Bitcoin. How does allowing more transactions to fit in a block drive **up** transaction fees? The reason fees have been exploding lately is because only so many fit in a block. This argument doesn't make sense to me but feel free to correct my logic. > **3.5 Soft fork risks** > > In this case, a soft fork reduces the security of full nodes without the consent of the node operator. Totally illogical statement IMO. Unless you consent to SegWit, why would you upgrade your node to run it? > non-upgraded nodes will only perform the initial check to see if the redeem script hash matches the pubkey script hash of the unspent output. This redeem script may contain an invalid witness program, for P2WSH transactions, that the non-upgraded node doesn’t know how to verify. This node will then blindly relay the invalid transaction across the network. If 95% of hashing power activates segwit, I guess you'd better upgrade your node if you want it to function like the rest of the network then! > However, it is bad in this case because the users of Bitcoin (i.e. everyone else but the miners) are not given the opportunity to consent or opt-out, despite being affected the most by such a sweeping change. And how would these votes from non-miners be counted? It is extremely easy to astroturf such votes. > activating SW via a hard fork ensures that the entire community, not just the miners, decide on changes made to the protocol. Great!!! We would love to se a SW implementation in BU! > 3.6 Once activated, SW cannot be undone and must remain in Bitcoin codebase forever. > > If any critical bugs resulting from SW are discovered down the road, bugs serious enough to contemplate rolling it back, then anyone will be able to spend native SW outputs, leading to a catastrophic loss of funds. A worst-case scenario worthy of consideration. Does anyone doubt that Bitcoin Core devs have spent inordinate amounts of time & energy considering every angle of SegWit? If so, have they themselves spent a considerable amount of time on the same and come up with a legit problem? Because I just examined the supposed cream of the crop of reasons to not activate SegWit and didn't see one provided...

  • Rebecca Goyette

    You want to do this in public? Okay. First, a recap. A week ago the OP emailed us saying all his funds were transferred out of his account. I told him to send me his address and TXs so I could look and add it to my list of accounts that have received stolen funds. I told him that this *usually* happens due to the user accessing a fake MyEtherWallet site. Aka phishing. I told him that my standard phishing email was included in the email because it has some good recommendations, but to send me his address anyways so I can check into it. OP then responded that he could not *possibly* be the victim of phishing and that we are insecure and we suck. Not in those exact words, but the exact words and my responses inline are below. I was literally in the process of writing this response via email when a friend alerted me to this post on reddit. So here it is for the world to see. --- > I'll try to explain something here. I know what phishing is, i did it for fun for y FB friends..... So no way i could go on wrong adress which my browser history shows too. My Keystore file and EVERYTHING linked to mining ( pasword QR coeds...) is on virtual machine that has Internet disconnected, and on paper.... I lost 1-2 btc long time ago ( ~500$) and since then i keep everythin this way. So no one could find that even i had keylogger/RAT/anything, since i didn't login for a month, and therefore i didn't start Virtual machine in days. My first login was on Jan 7 2017, when i deposited 205 eth. ETHs was transferred from my account on Jan 27. 2017. 20 days AFTER. I cant imagine that someone hacked me on 7 jan and waited TWENTY days to rob me..... > I saw missing ETH on FEB 28. 2017, when i wrote first email. > I didnt receive ANY mail regarding withdraw and/or transferring funds... It is a lot money for me , i am miner with 4 rigs and this is a year work, electricity, time, nerves etc.... > 1: I have bookmarked myetherwallet since day one creating account/wallet , but never logged again.... > 2. no need for extension anymore... :( > 3. also, no need for new wallet > 4. no funds to transfer anymore > 5. I always look where i go :) [me] Again, I feel for you and I'm really sorry. I can see you have taken steps to be secure and I am trying to determine what went wrong, but it's very hard to track these things down. I don't know everything you have done since that key was created. I simply told you that most common scenario is a phishing website. I do not know if that is how your account was compromised. I do not know how your account was compromised. --- > I'll must try on Reddit and on social networks to tell people my sad story how i lost my year work so easy without ANY mail without any warning, without anything....... Maybe someone knows something.... Go for it. Seriously. People should hear that funds do get stolen so that they can learn from other's experiences. However, I think you are still confused about what MyEtherWallet is. We are NOT a web wallet. We do not store your funds. We do not transmit your sensitive information (like your password or private key). We do not collect your information. You do not have an account *with us*. We simply give you a way to interact with the blockchain via our UI. We have carefully built MyEtherWallet in order to be as secure and anonymous as possible: - We do not store your key. Nor your password. Nor anything else. - We do not send your key anywhere. Nor your password. The ONLY thing we send is your address in order to get the balance. When you generate a TX, we broadcast the signed transaction to the blockchain. Those are the only things that will leave your machine when you access MyEtherWallet. - We do not have any servers beyond the node which serves all the publicly accessible information on the blockchain - When pretty much every exchange ever has been hacked and users' robbed, we make it so that *we* cannot be robbed. This means you are not relying on *us* to secure your personal information, private keys, passwords, and ETH. However, it also means *you* are responsible for securing and backing up your keys. If you don't like our setup, then don't use us. --- > It is not enough that i had everything hidden from myself, and no "hacker" could find my .json file and/or private key/password , since i must search it manually through folders on virtual machine ( which is always off, except when i need something from there, and that is not often) Almost forget, my passwords are 30-50 characters long with everything i possibly can put in password.... numbers special signs, upper case....everything Again, I simply told you that most common scenario is a phishing website. I do not know if that is how your account was compromised. I do not know how your account was compromised. --- > Myetherwallet.com have a lot security holes and i can`t recommend to ANYONE using it. If they want to keep their money. LOL. Post this to reddit and see what people say. The biggest issues with MyEtherWallet are: 1. We don't force people to make backups of their key / password and store them securely. (losing keys / passwords is #1 reason for lost fund) 2. We don't force people to save their private key and password (not saving / incorrectly saving / only partially saving keys/passwords is #2 reason for lost funds) 3. We can't get every phishing site on the internet taken down the second it pops up. (#3) None of those can be construed as "Security Issues". They are UI issues. They are end-user issues. They are things we try to prevent with almost every single update we make. If you could see a timelapse of the generate wallet page, you would see the improvements we have constantly made over the past 1.5yrs. --- > If i am so easily robbed...... It's not about being easy. It's about being vulnerable to 1 itty bitty tiny detail that hackers live to exploit. --- > First question is HOW anybody can find me on this world to try to hack me at first time ( dont answer phishing, that is out of question) Phishing (literally - I can think of ONE other scenario that a MEW user had his funds *stolen* that wasn't phishing), keyloggers, malware, leaving your private key in a physical location for someone to find, someone remote accessing your computer via software like TeamViewer, interception of the key when it was sent via the internet, etc. etc. etc. --- > Second, if SOMEHOW SOMEONE found me, HOW did they stole my .json file from virtual machine that is off 99.99% time. Having you click a bad link, having you enter your private key somewhere, having you install a malicious software somewhere, brute-forcing your login for the virtual machine, intercepting the key when it was transmitted to or from the virtual machine, accessing your virtual machine via any method, accessing your ETH account to broadcast a TX on said virtual machine while it was unlocked..... --- > Third, WHY myetherwallet.com allows transactions so easily? Without ANY confirmation , any mail, any form of checking identity? BECAUSE. WE. ARE. NOT. A. WEB. WALLET. The only way to implement ANY of those things is to: 1. collect your personal information 2. transmit that personal information (name, email, address, private key, password) from your machine via the internet to our servers 3. store that information on a hackable server somewhere If that is the service you want, then keep your funds on an exchange. However, I'm guessing the reason you do not do that is because you know that they are insecure and have been hacked time and time again. --- > Do you check IP, do You keep IP adresses LOG? No. We value our users privacy. We do not log anything except server error reports and those are removed after 7 days. Why? Because we don't want to know who you are. We don't want to have information for people to hack or information someone could force us to turn over. This is crypto! You prefer a world where anyone could access your IP and tie it to your Ethereum address? What happens when you transfer money to a site that is illegal in a certain jurisdiction? Let's say you test a gambling dapp. You want *us* to be able to provide records saying "this person with this email address and this IP gambled?!". The entire point of crypto is that it is anonymous. Again, if you want all your funds tied to your personal identity, use an exchange. --- > Who logged on my account on 27. jan on 4.56 PM? Which country? how? with what? We *do not* collect that information. Period. Additionally, we *do not have accounts like that*. Again, I am sorry that your funds were lost. I know you don't want my apology, but that is all I can offer. Perhaps someone on reddit is more informed about the various attacks that have happened lately and can inform you how your account was compromised. However, with the information you have provided, I have no way of determining what happened or how it happened. All I can tell you is it didn't happen via MyEtherWallet.com

  • Waldo Grady

    I actually had seen [Jaqen Hash'ghar's piece on Segwit](https://medium.com/the-publius-letters/segregated-witness-a-fork-too-far-87d6e57a4179) before, but honestly I didn't think much of it. I reexamined it today and my mind still wasn't swayed too much. I really examined these claims and here are my rebuttals to each point in the article: > 3. The Problems with Segregated Witness Great, let's seriously analyse these claims. > **3.1 SW creates a financial incentive for bloating witness data** > ... > there exists a financial incentive for malicious actors to design transactions with a small base size but large and complex witness data. This is exacerbated by the fact that witness scripts (i.e. P2SH-P2WSH or P2SH-P2WSH) will have higher script size limits that normal P2SH redeem scripts (i.e., from 520 bytes to 3,600 bytes [policy] or 10,000 bytes [consensus]). These potential problems only worsen as the block size limit is raised in the future, for example a 2 MB maximum base size creates an 8 MB adversarial case. This problem hinders scalability and makes future capacity increases more difficult. This might be a valid point, but I'm not sure I understand the claim. What exactly is the financial incentive that malicious actors gain from creating very large witness data? > **3.2 SW fails to sufficiently address the problems it intends to solve** > ... > Most seriously, there are no enforceable constraints to the growth of the non-SW UTXO. Neither are there with the alternatives - doing nothing or switching to BU. *Nobody* ever claimed SW would fix non-SW UTXO growth, so this is entire section is a red herring. Especially the following: > One key concern is that the coexistence of two UTXO types may tempt developers and miners in the future to destroy the non-SW UTXO. **Some may view this as an unfounded concern**, but the only reason that this is worth mentioning in this article are the comments made by influential individuals associated with Bitcoin Core: Greg Maxwell has postulated that “abandoned UTXO should be forgotten and become unspendable,” Count me among them, this is not convincing at all. Does the author actually think once SW activates that core devs and miners will conspire to invalidate coins in non-segwit addresses? The is absolutely absurd and would destroy much of Bitcoin's value by violating the fundamental assumption that it's ok to store your savings in bitcoin. This quote about Gmaxwell's position is totally misleading. [Here is what he actually said](https://archive.fo/crd1R) even according to the link provided in the article: > Here are a few of the ideas which I think would be most interesting to see in an altcoin. A few of these things may be possible as hardforking changes in Bitcoin too but some represent different security and economic tradeoffs and I don't think those could be ethically imposed on Bitcoin even if a simple majority of users wanted them (as they'd be forced onto the people who don't want them). The Jaqen Hash'ghar medium article absolutely misrepresents what the gmaxwell link says. How dishonest! > **3.3 SW places complex requirements on developers to comply while failing to guarantee any benefits** This article previously mentioned that there are multiple benefits to segwit. Now it's claiming there aren't? > SW as a soft fork brings with it a mountain of irreversible technical debt, with multiple opportunities for developers to permanently cause the loss of user funds. Basically the same ridiculous cop-out that G. Andrew Stone used in the Epicenter Bitcoin interview. If you really are trusting your funds to a wallet software team that can't manage to extensively test its implementation and get transaction formats correct, you are already asking for your funds to be lost! > In terms of priorities, SW is not a solution to any of the major support ticket issues that are received daily by Bitcoin businesses such as BitPay, Coinbase, Blockchain.info, etc. Yet each of these Bitcoin businesses is emphatically pro SegWit... > At the time of this writing, only 28 out of the 78 business and projects (36%) who have publicly committed to the upgrade are SW-compatible. Currently the numbers are 26 / 106 (less than 25%) haven't begun implementing it yet, and only 30 / 106 (less than a third) are only works-in-progress. Fully ready = 50% already, and segwit is far from activated. So I think this is not a great point. We are moving along at a fine pace, so far. > The voluntary nature of SW upgrades is subject to the first-mover game theory problem. With a risky upgrade that moves transaction signatures to a new witness field that is hidden to some nodes, the incentive for the rational actor is to let others take that risk first, while the rational actor sits back, waits, and watches to see if people lose funds or have problems. Where there is risk there is reward. If you want to be the last software company out of the gate to support a popular proposal that fixes many issues in bitcoin, then feel free to lose customers / user over it. Your company's loss! This "reason" just seems like fluff. > Moreover, the voluntary SW upgrade also suffers from the free-rider game theory problem. If others upgrade and move their data to the witness field, one can benefit even without upgrading or using SW transactions themselves. This is actually a good thing for those who don't want to take the risk of implementing segwit - they can still benefit. Silly, illogical point for the author to make. > **3.4 Economic distortions and price fixing** > > Segregated Witness ... subsidises signature data in large/complex P2WSH transactions (i.e., at ¼ of the cost of transaction/UTXO data). However, the signatures are more expensive to validate than the UTXO, which makes this unjustifiable in terms of computational cost. This claim is total BS. In fact [SegWit fixes the problem](https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/01/26/segwit-benefits/#linear-scaling-of-sighash-operations). > SW as a soft fork is designed to preserve the 1 MB capacity limit for on-chain transactions, which will purposely drive on-chain fees up for all users of Bitcoin. How does allowing more transactions to fit in a block drive **up** transaction fees? The reason fees have been exploding lately is because only so many fit in a block. This argument doesn't make sense to me but feel free to correct my logic. > **3.5 Soft fork risks** > > In this case, a soft fork reduces the security of full nodes without the consent of the node operator. Totally illogical IMO. Unless you consent to SegWit, why would you upgrade your node to run it? > non-upgraded nodes will only perform the initial check to see if the redeem script hash matches the pubkey script hash of the unspent output. This redeem script may contain an invalid witness program, for P2WSH transactions, that the non-upgraded node doesn’t know how to verify. This node will then blindly relay the invalid transaction across the network. If 95% of hashing power activates segwit, I guess you'd better upgrade your node if you want it to function like the rest of the network then! > However, it is bad in this case because the users of Bitcoin (i.e. everyone else but the miners) are not given the opportunity to consent or opt-out, despite being affected the most by such a sweeping change. And how would these votes from non-miners be counted? It is extremely easy to astroturf such votes. > activating SW via a hard fork ensures that the entire community, not just the miners, decide on changes made to the protocol. Great!!! We would love to se a SW HF implementation in BU! > 3.6 Once activated, SW cannot be undone and must remain in Bitcoin codebase forever. > > If any critical bugs resulting from SW are discovered down the road, bugs serious enough to contemplate rolling it back, then anyone will be able to spend native SW outputs, leading to a catastrophic loss of funds. A worst-case scenario worthy of consideration. Does anyone doubt that Bitcoin Core devs have spent inordinate amounts of time & energy considering every angle of SegWit? If so, have they themselves spent a considerable amount of time on the same and come up with a legit problem? Because I just examined the supposed cream of the crop of reasons to not activate SegWit and didn't see one provided...

  • Randal Pacocha

    >It does. It creates the optimum environment for consumers and suppliers. All engagements are entirely voluntary. Unless you're saying that it's better to force people at gunpoint to do something than to allow natural engagements to be made. I don't think you'd say that though. Unless you don't agree that taxation is theft. For starters, we don't live in a world with "perfect competition" which is necessary to sustain a true "free market". It's a reality that doesn't exist, so you just need to drop that notion. Monopolies, oligopolies and cartels are more than proof of this, being supreme examples of anti-competitiveness. For instance, when a telecom company locks your phone, and prevents other companies from accessing them, they are directly hurting the consumer and being anti-competitive. Oh, let's not even mention how Bell System's monopoly had to be broken up BY THE GOVERNMENT. Another example would be when the six largest tobacco companies in the world conspired to cover up the health risks of smoking and actively expand their markets under the **LIE** that it was actually "good for you". Who stopped and corrected this? THE GOVERNMENT. We can go into Intellectual property laws, patent laws and copyrights that were lobbied for by the Private sector. They are highly abused and used to undermine competition and innovation in the modern day. We can also talk about the problem with the concept of "bidding". For the market to effectively distribute wealth/resources, everyone needs the ability to offer money for goods/services, or offer their own goods/services. This is referred to as a "bid". If everyone can "bid" as they choose, then people who care about the environment can choose to pay more for products/services that are environmentally-friendly (You would tell a liberal the free market would solve this issue in such a way). This would cause the market to reflect the concerns of all people. There is an issue, however. Are new-born or unborn children really able to "bid" in the same capacity that me and you are able to?. The problem here is that we are subject to decisions made in the past (pollution and other shit) that we had no input, or "bid" on. Current unborn and new-born children will be affected by the bids we make in the present. Say the world goes to shit before they are old enough to "bid", so making a "bid" for "environmentally-friendly" products/services (a desire they want the market to reflect) but isn't really obtainable or within reason anymore, because the environment is beyond saving at that point. I know you'll get hung up on my "environmental" example, instead of looking at the flaw in the logic behind "bids" here. That's to be expected from a knuckle-dragger though. Nominal cost is literally how much cash you take out of your wallet and hand over for something. The real cost of something is its out-of-pocket cost plus all the implicit and hidden costs of getting and using it. For the whole free market system to work as advertised, nominal costs and real costs must be equal. There’s just one problem: they’re not. For example, the nominal cost, to you, of driving your car down 1 km of road includes the cost of 1) the fuel burned 2) the maintenance to your car and 3) a small amount of wear and tear on your car. In addition, the real cost includes: 4) the cost of road maintenance 5) the cost of the air, noise, land and water pollution created by your vehicle, 6) the opportunity cost of not using the land under the road for something else 7) the administrative cost of maintaining and policing the road 8) a fraction of the cost of building the road in the first place. Costs 4 through 8 are paid by society. For the market to remain efficient, the tax on cars and gas would have to cover these expenses. It doesn’t. The same analysis applies to all sorts of things, including practically everything imported from China, everything that creates pollution, everything that uses a limited resource, and everything that relies on society’s infrastructure. Taxation/Regulation isn't theft, even Ronald Coase (the Libertarian's wet dream) would never say that. He came up with the concept of expanding property rights, and privatization as a way to address externalities (like pollution, and other unaccounted expenses or benefits), but even he admitted it's only just as effective as taxation/regulation, so it's not really "optimal" in any sense. He even said that once we've set a certain way to deal with an externality (be it taxation/regulation or privatization) that you should never alter it, or risk greatly impacting the existing market. He basically said it's idiotic to think privatization is the "only" or "optimal" course of action, going as far as to say sort of thinking has no place in reality. All of this from a Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist who libertarians jerk off to. There. Your argument for the free market handling everything, and taxation being "theft" is in fucking shambles. >And you're saying that it's a good thing that we force businesses and employees to suffer because you have some ridiculous morality you feel like enforcing on people? Do you realize that this is exactly what the left always criticizes Christians for doing? For imposing their own morality on people by law? It's not a morality *I feel*, it's the morality every first world country *feels*. Do some research on International Labor Standards you fucking dolt. If you want to be a cruel, backwards fuck twat, go right ahead. Our not so distant ancestors seemed to think there were some basic rights that everyone deserved. It's a good thing people care more about what they thought than anything that will ever pop into your little head. >Yet I am paying more for insurance than ever before. Thanks Obama. The premiums have increased beyond the 'making affordable' point. The more aid the government gives, the more prices increase. This is why education is so expensive. On top of that, the ACA CRUSHED small businesses. They can't expand beyond 49 employees because in doing so they would take a hit. Now you may want to argue that past 50 employees, you're no longer a small business, and that's fine if that's your opinion. What you're also ignoring then, are the businesses that you're admitting are small (less than 50 employees) that hire their employees for 29 hours because if your employee works more, they're too expensive to keep. I'm not sure you understand - the ACA helped big businesses because smaller businesses are now unable to compete due to the costs. Bro, it's over. You didn't even argue against the small piece you quoted. What are you even doing? You just yammer on about things I conceded at the beginning of the conversation, and I don't even have a difference in opinion on. I said the law should be amended to help fix these things, so it's good if those stipulations are removed. The bit you referenced is the critical argument I'm making, and you can't dispute it. When I say "but those who used the subsidies to afford health insurance, they are now fucked." you reply with... >And so they should be Why? Because they are leeches? My mother is widow, who nearly lost everything when she went into bankruptcy over my father's medical bills. There was no planning for it, it was a rare disease that no one could have caught. Now, she is barely getting by financially, but the subsidies are a huge help to pay her health insurance premiums (she has her own health conditions). She has worked for 30+ years, and nothing about this situation constitutes her as being a "leech". You can say that's anecdotal, but you'll hear plenty of people say they love this aspect of the Obamacare, it may be the only aspect, but it's the part people approve of. Listen. You need to temper your own opinions, instead of regurgitating bullshit rhetoric. You absolutely don't have the chops to be discussing this sort of stuff on any serious level. You even lack the ability to judge if something is fallacious or not, and you don't even understand what it means in relation to a discussion. Please, educate yourself before engaging in this nonsense you believe in.

  • Maybell Gusikowski

    In Harry Overton's opinion first class was the only way to travel. He hadn't made a journey in any other way in at least eight years. He was the sort of man who would wait twenty minutes for a luxury hire car to be available; only for it to drive him to a destination five minutes walk away. Half the time he wasn't even the one paying the bills. He now made a good living giving life talks, doing interviews, generally telling people what they wanted to hear … for a fee. Travel expenses was always the first thing he added to a contract. And the last he'd let them take out. So first class was always his first choice. He liked luxury. He also enjoyed a half empty air plane. The seats around him were all vacant and for a moment imagined he was on his own private flight. He started to wonder if it was quiet enough to invite that red head he'd seen to come join him in the mile high club. His taste for danger had grown to involve risky sexual adventures and taking her in his very seat had an appeal. He lay back and half closed his eyes. But first he'd rest a little. Get some energy saved up to impress that red head. Take her right here, stretched out on the seat and make that little bit... “Care for a drink sir?” Out of the corner of his eye he saw the flight attendant pause by him. The glasses of champagne and orange juice tinkled gently as the drinks trolley stopped sharply. “No thank you.” Harry was annoyed his fantasy had been interrupted but always made sure to remain polite to staff. They always served you a little better if you gave the impression they mattered. “Oh I think you'll need one in a minute.” He opened his eyes fully. That voice! That amused tone and pleased click of the tongue. He turned his head slowly, hoping he was mistaken. But he wasn't wrong, Death was standing next to him. “You” his whispered surprised. Death was wearing the airline uniform. Or at least a version of it. The white shirt was rumpled and half tucked in. Patches of it were stained in various colours, but none quite recognisable. Over that he wore the airlines trademark red waistcoat. Except his was frayed and worn. The seams above the left shoulder held together by a line of metal staples that cut into the fabric. Not the thin type you'd find in a normal office. These were large industrial stables. The kind that could go through a whole paperback novel and tightly clamp it shut forever. A second line of dark metal stapes held a small tear on the right side closed. It looked like Death had been in a fight with an angry office worker with some serious stationary. But that wide grin probably meant he'd won. Harry looked down. The trousers were ripped at the knees and ragged around the huge boots Death wore but Harry wasn't looking at those. He was looking at what Death had hanging there. Within touching distance. At first glance they looked like wallet chains. Lines of silver chain-link hanging from his hip. But although there were several items hanging on those chains there was no wallet on there. There was a key though. A single old fashioned one with a long body with a jagged rectangular tooth. Harry started to pick out other objects. A wooden hand. A short piece of wire twisted into a crude cube. A small cloth doll. What seemed like a small plastic pair of lips. Little things. Odd things. Powerful things. Death playfully, yet surprisingly forcefully, pushed the flight attendants cart and let it roll further down the plane. “Shift over.” “What?” Death made a show of looking at the empty seat next to Harry. It had his bag on it. “Never mind.” He climbed onto the seat in front and knelt on it, looking over the back at Harry. Death folded his arms over the headrest and slumped comfortable forward. “So long time no see. How've you been?” Harry looked around. No one was looking at them. Or seemed to have noticed what was happening. He decided it was safe enough to talk. “What are you doing here?” “Working.” He said it like it was the most obvious answer in the world. “And I don't get to meet many people twice so when I saw your name on the passenger list …. I had to come say hello.” Harry looked around. If Death was 'working' then someone was going to die. He began watching the other passengers, now cursing his luck they were to far away to check if they had stopped breathing. There were a few old people. They were likely. And a huge obese man who looked like he would die at any second. But maybe it would be one of others. Some unseen cause. Heart attack? Blood clot! That must be it. They always kept telling you it was a hidden danger of flying.” “Which one is it.” “Job lot” was Deaths answer. “What?” he had said it a little louder than he had meant but still no one looked. “This plane is going dow-wn” sang Death. Harry seemed to freeze for a second before reaching for the call buzzer. Death twisted around the chair and got there first, shielding the button from his fingers. “Nothing can be done about it.” Death was suddenly stern “It's on the books. The plane crashes.” Harry pulled his hand away slowly and looked around again. Then he began to grin and undid the top of his shirt. Around his neck , threaded on a small gold chain was his token. “Not me” was all Harry had to say. At seventeen he had met Death for the first time. He didn't know what he had done but Death had claimed he'd owed him for his service. Something about helping fate along by being in the right place at the right time. He'd been vague about the circumstance but had been quite forthcoming on his reward. “Take this.” Death had unclipped something from the items that hung about him. It had been a bronze coin. A hole had been punched in the centre and rough unrecognisable letters had been stamped into both sides. “When you come close to dying you can trade it in for more life. A free pass if you like.” “I'll get to live?” Death had nodded and solemnly handed over the coin. “Use it on yourself or even someone else. But I will help the owner … miss their appointment.” From that day on Harry hadn't held back. He lived his life without concern. After all, he knew he wasn't going to die. And with each year he'd grown bolder. Each decade making him search out ever bigger thrills. Now almost forty he found his need at an all time high. But this was the most dangerous thing he'd done. He would make a deal with Death himself.

  • Raheem Simonis

    *Vitalik is the creator of Ethereum. He first discovered blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies through Bitcoin in 2011, and was immediately excited by the technology and its potential.* *He cofounded Bitcoin Magazine in September 2011, and after two and a half years looking at what the existing blockchain technology and applications had to offer, wrote the Ethereum white paper in November 2013. He now leads Ethereum’s research team, working on future versions of the Ethereum protocol.* Q: When did you first have the impression or idea about Ethereum? >A: I was working on Mastercoin and colored coins back in 2013; after a few weeks working on the projects I realized how the approach of trying to target a specific set of use cases was too limited, and started trying to make a blockchain that supported more and more general forms of computation. After a few iterations, the idea that is now called Ethereum, at least in a very early form, emerged. Q:Whats the plan to scale Ethereum? >A: Time-frame is to get to it after Casper 1.0 is out, and it will likely take place in multiple stages, with multiple hardforks to add more and more functionality over time. Getting to superquadratic sharding (ie. processing more than O(c^2) tx/sec where c is a node’s computational capacity) seems like a fairly significant barrier; if you can get past that, then you can probably process an exponential number of transactions, but there are weird challenges that arise regarding maintaining the stability at such high levels. So we’ll proceed carefully with plenty of testnets along with way. Q: How will Ethereum will be governed in future? >A: That’s a complicated question; built-in governance structures have benefits but they also have hidden costs. For example, if you take a Dash/Tezos-style coin voting governance model and enshrine it as a social contract, then you are also creating an expectation that anything that this governance model outputs is legitimate. Expands issuance by 5x and gives it to a coalition consisting of 60% of token holders? Sorry, the 60% voted for it. One guy bribes the voters (note that bribing can take some quite realistic indirect forms, eg. running an online wallet that provides users convenience but votes on their behalf) and makes a change that benefits themselves? Hey, vote results are vote results. So IMO the social contract in any blockchain must necessarily be at least to some extent subjective. That said, I am sure that on-chain governance can provide very substantial benefits if it is used carefully and strategically. Q: Should Ethereum have a built-in governance structure like dash? If not, why not? >A: That’s a complicated question; built-in governance structures have benefits but they also have hidden costs. For example, if you take a Dash/Tezos-style coin voting governance model and enshrine it as a social contract, then you are also creating an expectation that anything that this governance model outputs is legitimate. Expands issuance by 5x and gives it to a coalition consisting of 60% of token holders? Sorry, the 60% voted for it. One guy bribes the voters (note that bribing can take some quite realistic indirect forms, eg. running an online wallet that provides users convenience but votes on their behalf) and makes a change that benefits themselves? Hey, vote results are vote results. So IMO the social contract in any blockchain must necessarily be at least to some extent subjective. That said, I am sure that on-chain governance can provide very substantial benefits if it is used carefully and strategically. Q: Do you agree that hard forks are the way to the future or do you expect a different method to serve as updates in the future (like soft forks or something new). >A: I personally like hard forks. Particularly, I like the fact that they give users a measure of control, requiring them to opt in to protocol changes. Sure, they can be a little more chaotic if they’re controversial, but that’s the price of freedom. Q: What are the biggest organizational challenges for the Ethereum Foundation this year? >A: 1. Finding sources of revenue other than our existing ether reserves (no worries, we still have ~$11m worth of ETH on top of our fiat reserves). 2. Expanding the research team and finding more of the right people to participate in research efforts on all fronts (scalability, privacy, security, etc) 3. Improving the foundation’s external communications; working on helping the community understand what the foundation is doing, why things are done the way they are done, and what the progress is.

  • Aglae Jacobson

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  • Isaac Ernser

    There is plenty of offer on sightseeing and on your stay requirements. Border crossings are perfectly accessible, roads are usually perfectly clean. The main problem you may encounter in entering is traffic, especially on some specific days and times (start and end of holidays and weekends for example). To access the French border there is a toll tunnel and a free road, though that one in the winter is usually not an easy road, as it drives all the way up the mountain range and back down. There should not be any problems in terms of passport checks and so on, especially coming from European countries, United States, Canada, and most of the Western nations. In general, you will not be asked the question "business or pleaure?" at the border, and if so, replying "pleasure" should do. If you're planning for a relaxed stay, I can suggest many options, from plain sighteeing and historical sites, to other relaxing activities, most notably Caldea, the largest thermal spa in Europe. In terms of what to see, on the other hand, there are plenty (really, quite a bunch) of small villages, hidden in the tight valleys, which keep their medieval old buildings and style, for a beautiful sight, especially in the winter and spring. The capital city and the main urban area around it (calling it a metropolitan area would be exaggerating) are not as pleasant to sight as those, except for the old town of Andorra la Vella. Places I'd suggest are that, the Meritxell Sanctuary (the patron saint of the country, it's a beautiful site), and smaller towns such as Ordino (in my opinion, the prettiest). Shopping is a main call too. Despite the efforts of our (goddamn) government to raise taxes, they are noticeably lower than in the rest of Europe, and products such as electronics, perfumes, luxuries, petrol, and tobacco are cheaper than across the border. The capital city's high streets and surroundings should do the job perfectly. We're not perhaps large enough to have our own distinct cuisine, our culture is mostly identical to Catalan culture, though gastronomy is a thing to enjoy as well. Local meat, especially veal and similars, is of very high quality, and you can find many, many affordable excellent restaurants, several exqusite less affordable restaurants, and the usual fast food you find everywhere else in the world these days, such as Mc. Donalds and that kind of thing. Again, the best places where to eat are not necessarily near the city, but instead in smaller towns and villages, where usually the food is prepared with prducts of their own land. Make sure you chose well on that! Despite not being able to ski, which is a major call for tourism at this time of the year, visiting the ski resorts, even if it is only for the views, is also highly reccomendable, quite literally, actually. As they're obviously located near the mountain tops, the sights from there are truly spectacular, and you can perhaps get to see all three countries from one spot. Amongst other things, even though Europe as a whole is generally a safe region, Andorra is known for very low crime, down to the level of pickpocketing. There is no real threat of crime of any kind, which is a big plus, yet of course, that doesn't mean you can leave your wallet in the middle of the street and you'll find it there tomorrow. Furthermore, on your way from Barcelona, near to your route is the border town of Puigcerdà, in Catalonia (border with France). It is one of prettiest towns in the world, in my opinion, as it has a small lake, usually frozen in the winter, surrounded by Victorian houses and villas. There are also duck and swans in it. Check it up too! For any further information, you can reply in the commments or have a butchers at www.visitandorra.com .

  • August Green

    I haven't seen a list - but it would be an incredibly long one if you actually included each crime they could be charged with. Most of their actions would include conspiracy and/or accessory counts on top of the crime itself, since they're always planning and covering up crimes as a group. I'm not sure about attempted murder by the Liars. Ali's push of Ian was probably justifiable defense of Spencer's life, as was Aria's surprisingly fatal assault of Shana a justifiable defense of Ali and the other Liars; Emily's killing of Nate and Noel was self defense). MonA, on the other hand .... I'm also not sure about perjury, as that only applies to statements made under oath. Lying to a police officer or in a signed police report, on the other hand, is usually a crime in itself, as is filing a false police report. And if that lie was intended to conceal a crime of another, that could make one an accessory after the fact to that crime. There are lots of other criminal acts the Liars committed. In fact, probably enough to put them all behind bars for over 100 years. if separately charged and consecutively served. They have committed or conspired to commit multiple instances of wiretapping, bluetooth snarfing, etc. These crimes can carry surprising big penalties. If they hid or laid in wait prior to an attempted kidnapping, murder, or assault, that's also an enhancement (maybe even a separate crime, depending on state law). If they have ever run or hidden from the cops (Ali tried to when the Liars turned her in for MonA's fake murder), that's another crime, resisting arrest. If they assisted anyone in the attempt, that makes them an accessory. Hanna, as a 21 year old adult, has committed assault with a deadly weapon (using the knife on Ian), in addition to her kidnapping charges. If she also threatened him with further violence during his captivity, that would be an additional charge. And the fact that she laid in wait to attack and capture him would be a separate crime or enhancement, as might be the fact that he was tied up when she attacked him with the knife. Ali committed extortion at 14 (Byron), malicious destruction of private property (Byron's office), and also theft of the NAT videos, her grandmothers snowglobe (which might count as grand theft, depending on the value), and god knows what money from her mother's purse/father's wallet. She also stole Schedule 1 or 2 narcotics from her mother's purse - and then drugged her friends - so we have theft, possession of the narcotics, assault (potentially with a deadly weapon as the combination could kill someone - though i think that's stretch given lack of malignant intent and the fact it was just 2 or 3 pills). There is also often an enhancement or separate crime for drugging someone without their knowledge - an offshoot of the practice of guys drugging girls drinks. And she assaulted Mona (when she slapped her back). Spencer has violated numerous drug laws - including multiple Schedule II violations for amphetamine possession and purchase (the ones she bought from dealers and other students). If she crossed state lines with the drugs in her possession, that's another violation, as would be driving under the influence of any illegal drugs And possessing them within 100 feet of a school is probably an enhancement on the drug charge or a separate charge in itself. They are also guilty of conspiracy and the act of intentional destruction of evidence critical to a murder case (when they destroyed evidence exonerating Ali from MonA's murder). When they discovered they were wrong, they continued the conspiracy by not disclosing their actions (and the existence of the exculpatory evidence they destroyed) and by actively preventing a witness with potentially pertinent evidence (even if ultimately inadmissable, they didn't know that when they were arguing with Mike about coming forward). That might be a big one, given that it was a murder trial where the victim of their conspiracy was facing life imprisonment or even death. And each instance of evidence destruction or trying to influence Mike would be a separate crime. The crimes they committed as seniors - and particularly after the time jump, would be dealt with more seriously as they would be tried as adults (probably even at 17, definitely at 18). I'm sure there's more. That's just what I could come up with off the top of my head. And yes, I'm a lawyer.

  • Nicole Moore

    Ok, 013 is a normal person- she's one of us. You have to help her. Since your area is under heavy surveilance, you can't drive out ; you have to pack food, water, sleeping bags . No cooking/ no fires while hiking out of the area, take the most overgrown forested way you can & keep an ear open for helicopters- duck, dodge & hide the whole way. Get her into some normal clothing, even if it's some of your own. May not be a bad idea to make her look like a guy- both of you dress like hunters, use any camo you happen to have. Take wallet & credit cards & try to make it past the town border then hitch a ride to another city & buy a car ( from someone off the street, not a car lot, don't leave a paper trail) To hitch a ride safely hike out to a highway & follow it parrallel while remaining in the woodline, until you see a highway diner/ truckstop. Stay hidden until dark then go to the parkinglot there & try to find a long distance trucker who will give you both a ride out of the state, if he's going that far. Offer him money, but keep 013 looking like a guy because you don't know who you can trust. Just say you were both supposed to meet a bunch of friends to go on a camping/fishing trip & your car broke down & so you decided to hitch a ride & see if you could still make it there. With hunting clothes & sleeping bags, etc, it's believable...once out of state have him let you off, get a newspaper, look at vans & small rvs for sale, & buy it- pay cash only. Since you can be tracked to motels, & you'll need shelter that can't be imediately tracked, this is your only real option- unless you want to involve friends or family & get help that way. But i suggest not doing that since, when they find you gone from your house & realize 013 is also gone, they're gonna suspect you're helping her escape- & they'll run a deep check on who you are, who you know, who your realitives & friends are, etc....and they'll figure you went that way. So don't go that way- pay cash for a small van/rv, buy a couple fishing poles, fill up with propane, gasoline, & food supplies, & head for a fishing lake. I hope you already have a fishing permit, if tou buy one on the run, that leaves a paper trail....see if you can get into some re.ote area campground paying cash, & hunker down there for a week while you both decide what to do....take the dogs with you, don't drop them off at a friends or a kennel- just don't see anyone you know, for any reason, until you get an idea how you can really help the girl. I hope you've been saving your money, if it's in the bank take it all out early on, the second you're over your town boarder- if you do it after traveling awhile, it's gonna show them what direction you're headed. You've gotta do everything you can to leave nothing but confusion behind you- & change your looks because they'll post your picture on the news as an alert bulletin, be on the lookout, asking the general public to come forward if the have any info on your whereabouts. Do you know how to do all this?? I know it sounds like alot but it's really not- i know a guy, a hunter, nice guy- goes every year with his dad, brothers, & uncle & cousins to montana, for hunting- they rent a remote cabin for a week or two. They just hop in their trucks & grab their gear & go. Only diff is, i'm telling you to vacate your home town undetected, pay cash for a mini rv, & then go hide out somewhere safe for a week so you can talk with her & find out the entire REAL story-

  • Yasmeen Aufderhar

    >On Thursday, February 11, 2017, a Potsdam Regional Court heard investigators explain the case of a successful darknet drug dealer. The story varied only slightly from that of any other such drug dealer. The issue, and reason the story made the news, became apparent as more data surfaced. Investigators in Brandenburg claimed the defendant was the most successful drug dealer in the area. Yet, they lost the millions earned by the defendant. >According to information that emerged during the hearing in February, the man sold a significant amount of drugs on the darknet. Mostly cocaine. Investigators called him “well-to-do” based on the quantity sold. But they believed that he might enter prison as a still a well-to-do man. In fact, prosecutors admitted that the investigation halted halfway through as the money proved impossible to find. >The defendant in question performed the role of the group’s leader, at a minimum. The prosecution called the other three men his “soldiers” and employees. Together the group sold drugs, mostly cocaine, on the Silk Road with the vendor account called “Afterhour.” According to the prosecutor’s statement, every member of the group was 30 years old, if not older. The defendant and group leader, a 31-year-old named Mark W. generated millions of dollars in sales between April 2012 and July 2013. >The Chief Investigator, only referred to as Thomas P., said that Afterhour quickly grew and became one of the largest vendors on the Silk Road. Even today, he said, Afterhour ranked number four on the most popular list of vendors on the Silk Road. The FBI told Brandenburg detectives that the group earned two million dollars—or more. Thomas P. questioned the number given by the American FBI. “If that is the whole amount, a lesser amount, or greater amount, only the accused knows.” >The Landeskriminalämter in Bavaria and Brandenburg stepped in Midway during the case, court documents revealed. The Chief Investigator believe that Mark W. also functioned as the group’s banker. However, he explained that Mark knew and handled Bitcoin quite well and for this reason likely kept the money in a Bitcoin wallet. He doubted anyone’s ability to find the money. >He explained that the money floated around in the “cloud.” >The money of Mark W. may be floating on a cloud through the darknet. [The darknet is] a secret, complicated, encrypted location on the Internet, accessible only to an authorized person. In [hidden service containers], everything can be uploaded, including a virtual wallet with virtual money (bitcoins). So-called bitcoins are a virtual currency, which can be used legally and illegally in the online trade. Mark W. is a master of dealing with bitcoins >The LKA officials revealed that they, too, were unsuccessful in the currency search. Thomas P. showed his dissatisfaction with the way that the LKA handled the case. He disliked that his investigators stopped working on the case, only to hand it over to a different law enforcement agency that also failed. >The defendant, Mark W., told investigators that the Bitcoin remained in a Silk Road wallet. He said that after the FBI took the Silk Road offline the big earned earned by Afterhour disappeared with the long-lost marketplace. This is not the information investigators wanted to hear. Despite their lengthy search, law enforcement agencies came up empty-handed. After the court appearance, Thomas P. explained that the defendant’s sentence will be a strict one, but he will still be a rich man—even in prison.

  • Cristopher Gislason

    Well, there are several things you need to realize. a) There is going to be a minimum 1.5 month time period before you'll have a deck that really seems to win very much, unless you pour a lot of money in, which I wouldn't immediately recommend. You'll have to be patient and hard-working during this time period. b) There is really no crutch given for new players to get into the game other than the tutorial quests. However, there is a list of secret quests that give you one-time bonuses. Here is the list: http://hearthstone.blizzpro.com/2013/10/22/hidden-hearthstone-quest-list/ Beyond this list, I would just strongly reccomend staying on top of your daily quests. c) Beyond your first free arena run, avoid arena at least for a bit, unless you don't mind just playing it for fun. Arena is by far the most rewarding game mode, but it requires pretty thorough card/meta dynamics knowledge to make profits off of. I made the mistake of spamming arena a lot back when I was still trash at it, and I sank a lot of gold I could have used for packs and adventures. d) In hearthstone, there are only so many "good" decks, and sometimes certain classes (like paladin) don't get any. By "good" I mean decks you can expect a truly good winrate on. That being said, there are many decks that may not have the highest winrate but are still extremely fun to play (like tempo mage for me). You can look at the tempostorm meta snapshot and other sources (most streamers) to see if there's a certain deck archetype that really appeals to you. Typically these resources are more reliable than the hearthstone decklists, since those are more to expose the synergies possible in a certain expansion in a deck than to show you the best possible deck. While you might have certain changes you want to make to certain decks, each deck archetype in a meta has a "skeleton" of cards that you typically have to have for the deck to work. Some decks have a skeleton composed of just a few rares, epics, and maybe one legendary. Others are true wallet bombs with a quadrillion legendaries and epics required. The way you work towards either of these decks is to buy the appropriate packs and adventure wings and hope to get keystone cards, and to dust duplicate/useless cards in order to work towards getting the keystone cards. Decks with more expensive cards will take longer, and vice versa. e) Consider investing in the begginer pack. It gives you 10 classic packs for 10 dollars, as well as a guaranteed classic class legendary (Archmage Antonidas, King Krush, Tirion Fordring, Prophet Velen, Edwin Vancleef, Al'Akir the Windlord, Grommosh Hellscream, Cenarius, or Lord Jarraxxus). This is the best value for real life money blizzard will ever give out. That being said, if you don't know if you wanna invest any money in the game, that's fine. f) In a month, hearthstone will rotate a huge fraction of its card pool out of standard play, including the cards from the Blackrock Mountain and the League of Explorers adventures (as well as an expansion). Thus, I would not reccomend investing in those adventures, unless you want to buy the cards just to disenchant them for dust. This is all I could really think of that would help you get ahead. Other than this, just keep on grinding. Hearthstone is a lot like an MMORPG in the sense that to get good you have to grind a lot.

  • Reid Koss

    You need to read up on every topic you listed. They're all google searches away. I say google it because some of those topic are pretty large *and* they've all been explained already. I'll give you some basic info though. - The "Deep Web" is a (glorified imo) term for content that is not accessible over standard HTTP connections. Basically, there are networks built on top of the Internet, and these networks are essentially their own mini-Internets. You usually need some kind of software to connect to the network. - There's not a ton on these networks. I'm only going to talk about Tor, but honestly, it's mostly random stuff. There's some interesting things though, a few drug marketplaces, forums about various topics, porn, and like I said, a bunch of just random sites. There are lists of Tor websites floating around. - The best way to get into Bitcoin is to understand how the Bitcoin system works. Plenty of material on that. I'm sure there is good stuff on youtube. - Considering you don't know much about Bitcoin, I'd recommend not planning to mine. It's kind of an advanced thing to do. I'm not saying don't ever do it, I'm just saying you should really learn how Bitcoin works and about the mining ecosystem before you do it. If you want to mine for a profit, you're also going to have to spend at *least* 1000 USD on equipment. Forget about using your graphics card or CPU. - Using bitcoin as a currency is a simple as creating a wallet to store and send your bitcoin. There's a hundred ways to do this. First understand what wallets are and how they work. Then read about different wallets. Finally try one or a few out. I think Breadwallet (which is an app for iOS and Android) is a good place to start out. - Using Tor properly is a large topic. One of the best ways to do this is to understand what Tor is and how it works. The easiest way to use Tor is to download the Tor Browser and use that to connect to Tor sites. Tor Browser will handle the networking part, no config is needed from you. Keeping yourself hidden means not giving up any data that can be used to identify yourself. A big topic. And again, understanding Tor really helps with this. But put simply, when you're on Tor, don't do anything that links to your real life identity. - Tails is an operating system specifically designed to send all data over Tor. All the software included in Tails has been specifically tested and configured to not leak information about your identity. Tails is also designed to leave no traces of your activity/usage on the computer your using. You boot it from a flash drive, do whatever you need to do over Tor, shutdown the computer, and after that there's no traces of what you did while using Tails left on the computer. Again, some of the topics you asked about are really really big. Definitely read up on these things. Feel free to ask follow ups though.

  • Kaylin McLaughlin

    We keep an eye on my mom's boyfriend's 20 y/o daughter. She's a spoiled cunt. Who got addicted to Herione. How she still had custody we have no clue, but one day we found her using right out side the house. A shouting contest in sued wherein she called me a spoil fucking perfect prick who just shits perfection and called my mother (who fed, payed for her rehab, and has been taking care of her son) a worthless cunt. Had I been a year older I'd have swung hard on this bitch, but then she leaves. I go hang out with some friends to calm myself and let my mom have some alone time because christ she didn't need to deal with a 15 y/o's shit after that. The next week on Thursday I got home and found everything gone. My audiophile headphones, my xboxone, my ps2,gamecube, ( all of which were my brothers gifts to me before me moved out) all the controllers, my family's gift to her son (He was well behaved for a good year while she was in rehab) a ps4. Also every bit of loose change and all the keys were gone. My hidden stash of $300 was empty and my wallet which had $60 and some gift cards were gone. She then tried to get custody back, and came over for Christmas because "We can't keep her from her child." Then got into a fight with him in plain view and then threatened us. The boy has been a wreck of emotions ever since. Every time I see him he's just acting up for attention, and to make matters worse ( He's 8 at the time) his dad told him EVERYTHING. That she's on multiple drugs, stole from us, she's going back to jail,and she's never seeing him again. What the fuck? Did you not think how much this will fuck him up? I get it she's a cunt that ruined our lives and caused us all shit but you divorced her and took her kid anyway moved out and remarried, why the fuck must you even bring her up. We replaced all his stuff that was stolen and scrambled to make everything as it was and you just go and tell him? He does this every time the mother does something, from her first jail visit to her going to jail on theft charges. And every time she finds a way back in his life and decides to undo all the work I and my mother put in to make sure he gets a somewhat stable life. Then to finish the trifecta of shit parenting Her dad keeps begging her to come back, after I'd made it abundantly clear if I ever saw her again there would be violence, and there wouldn't be talking. He then decided to just leave for the day and didn't talk to us because "We just can't understand, you know mas if you ever had a ki you'd feel different, I can't just leave her." And fails to realize I don't hate her for stealing anything material, the cunt stole her sons one shot at a happy life and now as a consequence whenever he's around does he listen to his grandfather? No. He listens to me. He has 0 respect for anyone but my mother or I. He's a disruptive child in school and has no shortage of tantrums and anger at every minor thing

  • Keaton Cormier

    Me and my friends had been out blazing one night. We got on the munch and remembered that this supermarket used to throw out the food that had reached its' sell-by that day in these huge wheelie bins outside. All stick packaged and all like 12 hours maximum out of date. So, two of my friends hop over the wall and check if there's any free goodness in any of these bins while I stayed sat on the wall and prepared our next smoke. 5 minutes or so later, I've finished and they have come back, unfortunately with no foodie goodness. So we walk towards the front of the supermarket where there is a bench and sat down and started smoking our zoot (it was about midnight and the supermarket closed hours earlier, no night staff, and it's a small town,very few if any people walking around at night time, it's safe to smoke). However, as I finish my tokes and pass it to my friend, we see a police car starting to pull into the carpark of the shop so naturally we decide we'd best leave. So my friend docks the zoot out and we get up and casually start walking off before we're seen. As we get to the street, we see there is a policeman on foot walking down each of the two ways we can walk, so my friend drops the docked spliff in a hedge as we walk past it, and we try to casually stroll down the street as if we've done nothing. Predictably, when we get near the first policeman walking up, he asks if he can have a word. It turns out they were responding to a possible break-in to this shop; someone had seen my friends jumping the wall and reported us. Naturally, he wanted to search us all. Now, this was a few years ago when we were skint teenagers, so me and my friends had chipped in together to buy £5 worth of weed - maybe 3 spliffs back then, and we'd already used one's worth - and I had it on me, wrapped in a bit of foil in the bottom of my tobacco pouch. So, the policemen begin searching us all, not like you see in these American videos, we all complied and just emptied our pockets and showed them we'd had nothing hidden (remember they were looking for stolen goods, not weed). My first friend got finished, nothing to report. Second friend; same again. They then got to me. He searched checked my bag, my belongings one by one until finally all that was left was the tobacco pouch and my wallet. Just as he began to open my tobacco pouch - and I know this sounds like utter bullshit, but it really happened so fuck you - the policeman's radio goes off, and he has a brief conversation through it, before **giving me back my shit and telling us to go home**. So me and my friends went and got high as we could off our meagre stash, and did that. I would only have received a minor caution which would have no further implications so long as I didn't get caught again, but still. Probably the luckiest moment of my life.

  • Estelle Volkman

    I've dabbled, I've followed for a long time.. but I don't like it. Sorry. I feel like the fundamentals are bad. Or lacking. Ever check out the r/BitcoinMarkets Fundamental Fridays sticky post? It's been months since there's been more than 5 comments on it. Let's go down my quick list. * Non-productive asset, like gold. Not a disqualifier, but a mark against any investment in my book. Sometimes people point at the potential for this or that killer app, but then you should invest in bitcoin companies, not bitcoin. The currency itself seems fairly zero-sum. * Prone to hackery, theft, counterparty risk. People should account for this. So many exchanges hacked and customer funds stolen. Sure, keep it on a paper wallet.. but that's not very useful yeah? * High fees everywhere. Putting money into the system and taking it out again for under 2% loss is pretty good. Trades are a percentage, not flat fee. * Poor regulation. Safe to assume all the exchanges are trading against you. * Fanatic crowd. Everyone yelling about bubbles all the time. Waiting for bubbles. Predicting bubbles. Wanting bubbles. Going into unrelated subs and writing what a great opportunity it is to buy at record highs. Feels bad. * Lack of scaling. 7 transactions a second? * 10%ish annual inflation via 'hidden fees' that go to the miners to run the system. Billed to the system as a whole, BTC transactions probably cost around $8 each. * I'm skeptical about the long term ability of the system to work on a transaction-fee basis once the mining reward shrinks too much. * A dysfunctional and combative developer community to fix above issues. * Merchant adoption continues to be poor. Almost no one spends it. * Potential for early adopters to disrupt via huge amounts of "dark" coins. * I think a bank-supported blockchain with customer friendly features and UI has a lot of potential to displace BTC from most mainstream applications. * I think a truly anonymous crypto has the potential to displace BTC from a lot of the shadier stuff. * Ethically, I dislike how it's tied up with hackers, ransomware, child porn, money laundering, etc. etc. * I also dislike the huge energy cost and carbon footprint of mining. And stuff.

  • Willis Hand

    Your information is seriously lacking, the US spending is the largest per capita, not the largest absolute figure (though I wouldn't be surprised if it was also the largest absolute figure). Per capita takes the size of the country into account. You also completely ignored my entire point about college dropouts: *far too many students go to college when their skills and talents lie not in careers you need a college degree for*. Spending more money to try and make people fit your "everyone has to go to college" mold won't fix **anything**. For example, Germany (who far outrank us in quality of schooling) has several choices for what type of school to send children to all the way up to grade 9 or 10, after which most students go straight into a vocational school. Entry into a university is *very strict*, unlike in the US, where public universities will accept almost literally anyone who graduated high school. As for the problems with our healthcare system, I already stated the main one, which is that healthcare costs are extremely inflated. There are multiple contributors to this issue, one being that often hospitals and doctors end up having to charge the insurance company *more than they actually need to* so that they can actually end up receiving the correct amount. Insurance companies don't just sit around and move money, they also argue tooth and nail to drive their own costs down which is why doctors have to do this. The other big factor is that since most consumers of healthcare services use insurance, the overall cost is hidden from them. In a free market, the prices are kept down because consumers provide feedback on the cost/benefit ratio of each product or service by choosing whether to buy from that provider again or not. With insurance, however, consumers don't shop around for the doctors that provide the best service for the cost, which allows the healthcare providers to ramp up costs massively. These are two of the biggest problems in the US's healthcare system right now. As an aside, to draw on that last part, one of the biggest problems with the ACA is the restriction on buying healthcare plans from across state lines; insulating markets from each other never benefits the consumer as it restricts the choices they have. The phrase "vote with your wallet" doesn't have anything to do with voting for elected officials, it has to do with the way a free market works; if the supplier provides a good quality service at a reasonable cost then they will grow, but if they don't provide quality service or they price too high, then they'll be forced out.

  • Jess Stroman

    A few years ago when I was young and stupid, I was at a friend's birthday and another friend (opposite gender) and I were outside smoking a cigarette and wanted to do...let's say "sugar". Being unable to use the same bathroom, we decided to be total fucking idiots and do key bumps behind the bar -- hidden mostly from view, but still doing illegal baking ingredients outside a nightclub in the middle of New York City. Looked around -- no cars, no cops, no people -- it was totally deserted as far as we could see. We shared the bag for about 10-15 mins with no issues, until my nose started bleeding (because that's not how you eat sugar I guess). I put the baggie in my wallet and asked my friend to go find me a tissue, but literally the *second* I tilted my head back, a car flew up out of nowhere with blinding headlights and two men (I presume under cover or off-duty cops) jumped out and got up in my face with their flashlights and started screaming at me over and over again, "WHY IS YOUR NOSE BLEEDING?" I have no idea how I managed to stay so calm, but I looked straight at them (or attempted to, their flashlights were very bright), and explained that I get nosebleeds sometimes and that it was nothing to worry about. They kept yelling questions at me (why are you here, when did you get here, who the fuck is he) and I answered every one of them with a plausible and consistent story that was essentially the truth -- it's our friend's birthday, I just came to say hi and am leaving soon, that's my friend and we just came outside to talk. They weren't letting me off the hook, so I decided to play dumb. Conversation goes as follows: Me: Look, I'm fine, you can breathalyze me if you want. Probably a Cop (yelling): Why the fuck would I breathalyze you for a nose bleed? Me: I don't know, you're trying to arrest me for a nose bleed so... PC (yells louder): Arrest you? We're not arresting you, who said anything about arresting you? Me: You're not arresting me? PC: No! Me: So I'm free to go? PC: Yes! Still cool as a cucumber, I stood up and walked back toward the club, got right in a cab, and got the fuck out of there. It didn't hit me until later how close of a call that was, but I know my rights. Never baked in public again!

  • Darrin Abernathy

    I have SW and every character I'd need, a 300k account and as much skill as you can get in this game. SW did not need a nerf, as what people like you fail to see is that there were so many other ways to do these quests instead of relying on her, instead of hoping for that one character who will make you win. You've spent so much time focused on getting that one character you never played the game. Maybe I'm incorrect on this? But that's exactly how you sound for calling out people who use SW, it's a double edged sword, you need to take the time to see other perspectives here. I leave my SW in AQ, that's where she stays, fuck I didn't even have her when I finished act 4, ROL and the like. SW was accounted for in RtL and various challenges because Kabam took the time to come up with ways to fight her. Yet here they simply haven't, they've decided to uproot the game under the false guise of balance, we all know that's complete bullshit, they want more money from you and that's it. If that's not the case please explain to me why they didn't nerf the defensive champions into the ground? You know who I would say actually needs to be nerfed? Magik, she doesn't even need to hit you and you'll die every time in AW, whys that? Oh so you'll use more units on revives. Mordo and Hyperion - different AI patterns and very consistent power gain, fantastic defenders and fantastic at rinsing through your wallet. Let's not even discuss Mordo on thorns, or map 6. Or perhaps take the time to rebalance acts and challenges? Why didn't they do it when they nerfed willpower? Kabam's audacity knows no bounds and they have again shown their capability in taking our money on deals they knew would be useless to us in the end (sig stone/awakening gem deals), which I didn't even buy, yet I feel the pain of those who did. It's yet another situation where they have made such drastic changes to the game that a significant portion of their community feel disheartened and outright cheated. Kabam lack the transparency to have an honest discussion with their community and they lack the ability to ask the community what they'd like from the game. Now they have damage control to do, because they chose to keep something like this hidden from the community and it got leaked.

  • Mohammed Stroman

    They don't really become creased. If you folded the bill and then placed pressure on the fold with a credit card you'd get a permanent crease for sure. Those creases do happen in pockets and such. If they've been in a wallet they sort of take a bomarang shape and you can stand them up on their side if that makes sense. Those will go away either with folding in the opposite direction or just with time. The change as I remember it was fast. Basically businesses would take your paper bills then they would take them to the bank. The bank then gave them back to the government as I understand it. Banks and ATM would only issue the new polymer bills. Over time the paper bills just became more and more rare to see. I work in retail and I do still see the odd $5 or $10 bill from the old style. Those ones were easy to check for counterfeit as they had images on them that would only show up when light was shined on them. (such as the Queen's Head) As for counterfeiting I'm not sure if we ever had the marker for the old bills in Canada but we may have either way I'm familiar with it. I believe the polymer bills are much harder to counterfeit than the paper. Partially because they are polymer and not paper. There are security features built into the bills that make it even harder. Such as a metallic strip that changes colours depending how the light hits it. (It feels the same as the rest of the bill) Also their is specific spots where the ink is raised which you can feel if you ran your finger across the bill. Also hidden symbols within a maple leaf when shined against light. So they would be very difficult to get a good counterfeit if you know the bills. To compare them to American bills. It seems that mostly everyone prefers the polymer bills. They are nearly impossible to tear by accident. I have heard of them becoming more breakable in super cold temperatures though. They are also completely water proof. I know the coloured money is kind of funny but it makes things way easier to just see the colour and know it's monetary value. Hopefully that longwinded response answers your questions. Sorry for any grammatical errors I'm writing on my phone.

  • Filiberto Skiles

    Cinder the Phoenix Bag - Custom made by [Blue Robotto](https://bluerobotto.com) Donatello Keychain - Best Turtle. Animorphs Keychain - Anyone else remember this series? Medicine Maraca - Allergies suck. Yukon Folder - Hunting and Fishing licenses, FAC card. Swiss Gear Wallet [Gerber Gator Knife](http://www.gerbergear.com/Activity/Hunt/Knives/Gator-knife_46069) Keys with [Keysmart](https://getkeysmart.com) holder - WOuld have all keys on this thing if I didn't have to keep the work ones seperate. Also Dodge and dog tags. [Leuchtturm Master 1917 Dotted Joural](https://www.gouletpens.com/leuchtturm1917-master-black-dot-grid-notebook/p/LT-327366) - Very much into [Bullet Journaling](http://bulletjournal.com). Sticker Pouch - Stickers for my Bujo, mostly from [OnceMoreWithLove](https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OnceMoreWithLove) and [Sugarloop](https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/sugarloop) Nail clippers Pencil Case with [Staedtler Fineliners](https://www.staedtler.ca/en/products/ink-writing-instruments/fineliners/triplus-fineliner-334-triangular-fineliner) cause those are the best colored pens you can get. [Mule Light 2 Flashlight](https://www.uvpaqlite.com/mule-light.html) - Got it from Kickstarter. Super bright flashlight, really awesome. Hidden behind the medicin maraca is also the [Mule Orb](https://www.uvpaqlite.com/the-orb-1.html), also form Kickstarter, but also a really amazing little light. Ottberbox Case for the Samsung Note 5 - Not the exploding one. Only things not shown is the Note 5 since I was taking the picture, and my [Cosair 256GB Flash Drive](http://www.corsair.com/en-ca/flash-voyager-slider-usb-3-0-256gb-usb-drive) since it's currently in my PC.

  • Maeve Hoeger

    Death was standing there knocking on my door holding it's scythe, and somthing in its other arm hidden in its black vail. It wrong the door bell as if I couldn't see it through the window. I bolted to the back door and as I prepared to open it I saw it standing there in my back door. I sprinted through the window and dashed past it. As I passed the corner I saw it standing erect behind around the corner. I jumped backwards and fell to the ground. It lumbered towards me, and I proceed to stumble backwards on all fours until I ran into the fense. It continued to lumber towards me until I was literally backed into a corner. It crouched down until I could see the empty eye holes in its chalk white skull. Its old worn out jaw sprung open and with a horsed voice it asked me "Would you like to bit some girl scout cookies?" As half a dozen girl scout cookies sprung from the black vail of death. I stood there catatonic, trying to figure out if I had suffered a stroke or if buying girl scout cookies from a shrouded skelton was some rite of passage for everyone who passes from this world. Death stood there as I stared into the dark holes where a human's eyes should be. "WHAT?" The word slipped out of my mouth. "Just buy some cookies and I'll go." I was becoming suspicious as to why death would be selling cookies until I saw a girl scout by his side, her skin was pale and her eyes were sunken in. "The kid got hit by a car trying to sell her last few boxes and she really needs to sell these for troop." "Alright, I'll... I'll buy some." I dumped the contents of my wallet at death's feet. It shifted through the bills and it grabbed a 50 and continued to lurch closer towards me. It bent down until it was inches from my face. "He you go." I dumped the boxes on my lap. The little girl and death walked away. The girl scout was hopping around and giggling around death until she faded into nothing. Death stopped turned towards me and proceed to lumber towards me once again. " Thanks." It said before vanishing in a blink of an eye leaving me with a pile of cookies on my lap and possibly 1 pound maybe 2 pounds of shit in my pants.

  • Gabe Halvorson

    I did not get the memo about slash proof. It was not me, and reddit is not of one mind. But as somebody who lives in a very touristy place with pickpockets, I never worry about slash proof. Slashing is not so easily done, and they still risk stuff tumbling down from the slash if they are not careful. Just make your belongings a bit safer and more difficult so they will look for easier targets. Between slashing a bag, and going after another target with an open tote, they will go after the open tote. Also try to keep your bag light (it makes a big difference at the end of the day), large (so you can put everything inside and zip it tight. having multiple shopping bags is a distraction that pickpockets can use) and with very comfortable straps. Nylon or oil cloth are great materials. And it´s ok to travel with several bags, as long as they don´t take a lot of space, including a small one for any evening outing or any place nicer. About backpack to Disneyland, disneyland itself should be pretty safe, but there will be queues and crowds eventually in the rer in the way there. but check maybe hidden pockets, neck or waist wallets for the really important stuff (phone, documents, cards). split your reserve money, have a smallish travel wallet with the coins and transport tickets and so on so you do not need to keep using your main wallet. Travel with a copy of your passport (or ideally with multiple identification documents) which is kept separate from your wallet (I put it on the lining of the suiitcase). Clean your wallet before you travel and only travel with the documments you really need - passport, medical insurance, bank cards, phone pin numbers. if you have 10 store cards, work acess cards, so on, leave them behind. All that being said, prepare to keep your stuff safe and be alert, but after you have done this relax a bit. there are pickpockets yes,

  • Julian Braun

    Spreadsheets? My main laptop (not the one I used Tails/Tors for orders) is a MacBook Pro with an application called Numbers (Apple's equivalent to Excel). I spent a few days creating tables that tracked where my money was (checking accounts, savings accounts, Bitcoin wallets, cash, etc.), my current inventory of drugs so that I knew when to reorder what product, price tables of drugs in different bulk sizes on Alphabay, a price calculator where I could plug in the mark up of a drug and it would tell me the profit I would make off of different order sizes, all kinds of things. This was a key aspect of my business. Organization is vital to knowing how much money you have, when you need to reorder... there's nothing better than structure. It was kept on a micro SD chip kept in a hidden pocket I stitched into one of my pairs of shorts. Aside from that one spreadsheet, there wasn't a single document that contained any information on the drugs, whether digital or paper, in my life. Bitcoin? I keep my bitcoin in multiple forms of wallets. I have some in online storage (Coinbase's vault option), some in a desktop wallet (Electrum), and some on hardware (Trezor). The chance of any of these being lost or stolen is minuscule. However, there is a great chance that bitcoin crashes and burns at some point in its life and I lose all of the money I have invested in it. There are two major possibilities for bitcoin right now: it becomes meaningless and loses all value or it increases in value exponentially. I'm banking on the fact that the value goes up. I do research on bitcoin daily (r/bitcoin is a major help) so that I know exactly what's going on with my money. If it were to lose all value, and fingers crossed that it doesn't, I've saved enough money to still come out plenty ahead from the business, and now have a career for real, legal income.

  • Paolo Lockman

    Just because today I chose to give a shit. How many officers do you honest to god know knowingly chose to commit a crime, did so, had substantial evidence against them, and wasn't charged? Just because someone is a cop doesn't mean you need less evidence to charge them. Also officers are put into places daily that most people won't ever experience. Sometimes an officer's perception of a situation is different then what a video shows. You see a baby born on video, but you won't feel that mother's love. You hear a story about someone passing away, but you won't grieve like that family grieves. My point being you didn't FEEL and SEE and THINK what that officer felt. What if you had someone pulled over on the road, and they suddenly reach into their pocket while approaching you uninvited and pull out an object and point it at you? Do you shoot? It might be easy to say, until you're in the situation. But you choose to, because you felt in danger. Then a video surfaces from a different angle and shows that what the man pulled out wasn't a gun, but was his wallet. I mean no disrespect towards you, but my point is this. What evidence do you have that SO many officers did something undeniably wrong, and a crime, but still weren't charged? What experience do YOU have in the matter? I'll straight up say what I'm thinking. This world isn't what most people perceive. Violence and abuse is hidden from society, but is rampant. Just like homelessness. You notice them for a second, and then just forget about it. Because you don't have to think about it. Because the boys in blue handle these things so the citizens don't have to. Believe me. That's a sacrifice of its own that I respect. And I'm not a patrol officer, so this isn't even coming from a patrolman.

  • Hoyt D'Amore

    I got the new Zelda in the mail this week. That's right, I just got **A Link Between Worlds.** Don't worry, I'm still a patient gamer. Having grown up with A Link to the Past, I'm loving playing a direct sequel. The music, the characters, individual locations, they all do a great job of being the same enough to make me feel nostalgic but are different enough that it's not a remaster. Out of honor, I made sure to collect at least four pieces of heart and one bottle before stepping into my first dungeon. The trick of stepping into walls is well done and the rupees hidden all over the place with that mechanic are a nice little bonus. I have gotten a bit obsessed with them though, which has let to an overflowing wallet, more on that later. I'm not so sure about the way you rent tools, though. I just discovered Lorule, and I've already rented every single tool I can get. I could probably afford to buy them all too. So I'm walking around fully armed in spite of just getting started. The reason I got them all is simple; I wanted to cut down on backtracking, and I already had over a thousand rupees before starting on a dungeon since I was looking for bottles and heart pieces. There's not too much else to buy, so I cleared out half the shop in one spree, then came back after the dungeon and did it all over again. Whatever pacing trick they were going for with the tool shop doesn't seem to work for me. It doesn't bother me, but it does make me ask "why," which is never what you want in a game mechanic. Apart from that, I really like the game. I'm going into work this afternoon, and I'm going to let my coworker spoil **Breath of the Wild** for me, since I'm going to have to wait on not only the game but also a console to reach a price I'm comfortable with and can justify paying for a single game.

  • Kasey Altenwerth

    >a terrible way to have to use something you intend to spend. Yet, it is how people have been using fiat for most of the last 50 years or so: You put some of your money away for safekeeping on a bank account, and keep a smaller sum readily at hand, as cash or similar. Way back people kept one stash of money as silver or whatever hidden safely at home, and put some money in their wallet. Since banks were introcued, you started putting the stash there instead. Lately we've been using the same principle with saving or time-locked accounts or fund etc for our long term stash, and use a debit card (or, in the case mainly of Americans, a sucker credit card) tied to a checking account for our daily needs. This two tiered system goes way back. One stash, and spending purse. However, for bitcoin, with 2nd layer still being in development and testing phase, and awaiting Segwit, the "stash layer" is fully usable but the "spending purse" isn't really all that convenient yet. So most of us bitcoiners are for the nmost part forced to use fiat surrogates for the "spending layer" (cash or bitcoin debit cards etc, or if you still get your salary in fiat, simply use fiat without gong through bitcoin). Bottom line is, we need that 2nd layer up and running as soon as possible. Until then, bitcoin will *mostly* be used as the "stash" layer, the savings account, the retirement fund. Cash is still superior to bitcoin as far as convenience goes, for buying beer.

  • Renee Herman

    > i dont have the address because i was using tails on the usb so is there any chance of me checking now? If you were using Electrum from Tails, just right click on the transaction and select Details. You'll then see the transaction details. You can see how many confirmations it's received under Status and if you look towards the bottom under Outputs, you see the btc address from your Dream account that you sent the coins to (one is the address the mining fee was sent to and the other is the address from your Dream account). > so yeah starting to just think its gone, tho on the market it says i have incoming trans so i dont know if im gunna get it at all If you can see it on Dream as an unconfirmed deposit then you'll eventually see those coins in your wallet. The problem sounds more like you've only paid the minimal mining fee meaning your transaction would be taking a back seat to all the others who have paid the higher fee and effectively been given priority. If Electrum is losing connection, you can change the server it's connecting to in the settings. Go to Tools > Network. Then un-tick Select Server Automatically and choose a new option from the list provided (preferably a Tor hidden service with the URL ending in onion) then click OK. Then shut down and re-start Electrum and see if it starts to sync with the network.

  • Arthur Daugherty

    Stand Name - THE SECRET LIFE OF ARABIA Appearance - Takes up the robes of an Arabian Knight, with a black spirit filling the robes up and with glaring yellow eyes The stand would allow the user to allow up to a maximum of an consecutive hour be unmentionable in their life During this time, any one that attempts to reference that time will start have a feeling of screeching and scratching in their brains Their voices will also become distorted or outright say something else, for those that attempt to persevere through the pain The cooldown for this ability is the same as the amount of time kept hidden The stand can be refreshed at any point after, with a maximum time duration of 7 days When hit by the arrow again, a new ability will be created called ALADDIN SANE This ability can be used concurrently with THE SECRET LIFE OF ARABIA This ability allows the user to target any one individual and invades their mind for a period of 3 days From this point onwards, the target will see the opposite and hear the opposite of what is actually happening So, if they open their wallet which has alot of money and cards, it will be a completely empty wallet Or if they are trying to find their house keys they'll never find the right one OR if they only have one key they'll never find it Stats Power - C Speed - B Durability - C Potential - B Range - B Precision - C

  • Libby Bauch

    what is all this recurring 'there is no wallet' talk I am seeing? Wallets galore for those with just a hint of initiative. But of course the usability factor would give non techie people frequent heart attacks. I had quite frequent 'pending' and 'failed' transactions early on as there is no protection from doing stupid things like transacting before the chain is fully synced. Which is not helped by the odd 'you are now synchronised with the network and can start you wallet yada yada' which on carefully checking is simply not the case. So from a mainstream usability point of view we have a long way to go. There has to be solid error & status checking and the users workflow has to be clearly guided and validated against state to protect the hapless user from her or himself. Now I only use cli and can't comment on the gui. But on a positive note: all this is not that hard to implement considering what has been already achieved and what complexity is already hidden. We need appliance level user interface and workflow. And we will have it. So patience. This is the ONLY solution in the original spirit of crypto eg financial sovereignty and an exit from the debt based system. More so than what bitcoin has evolved to imo. Much more. For me definitely a case of 'build it and they will come'

  • Carolyn Ledner

    Since only miners vote, outside of a few public nodes per mining pool, there's use for reliable low latency high bandwidth "archival" nodes. A personal node as source of reliable data (SPV!) is reasonable, if you can keep your node safe. Typically, it'd work better using a node from some provider that has an incentive to be good, and preferably in a nice jurisdiction, or run by hacker collectives as a TOR hidden service. People running full and validating nodes and looking at console outputs and checking the health of the network can have a point. But most "I want to run my own node" are mostly leeching capacity and not running a safe node, so increasing the risk that their "server" gets abused to trick some wallet or track down where transactions come from. Maybe bitcoin has, like with TOR, a large amount of public bitcoin nodes being run with the primary purpose to collect data on where transactions come from and where they go. Spinning up nodes "to participate" typically won't benefit the network technically. At best there is some political use for "many public nodes". Mostly though these will just be leeching capacity. For "participants", maybe it better to go on the testnet and help test the latest "nightly" releases from all the camps.

  • Beulah Hartmann

    I was walking out of a Zorro movie with my parents, when we decided to take a short cut down a notoriously crime-ridden alley. A man with a gun approached and demanded my father's wallet. He then shot my father and my mother, both of whom died right there in the alley. He left me alive, and I was taken into the care of my family's British butler and continued living at my family's stately manor. One day, I fell into a hidden hole in the far expanses of the estate and discovered a hidden cave underground, full of bats. I found inspiration in the bats and decided to dedicate my life to fighting crime and protecting the innocent, while dressed as a bat. My reasoning was that criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot. So I spent years travelling the globe, learning every martial art, detective-y skill, and other miscellaneous bits of helpfuly knowledge I could. I became a master of every scientific and physical discipline known to man. And then my butler made me a suit that looked vaguely like a bat, and I used my family's vast, vast wealth to amass an arsenal of weaponry and vehicles to aid in my mission. The cave underneath the manor became my secret headquarters, and I gave the local constabulary a special floodlight with which they could summon me by shining it into the sky.

  • Kraig Hartmann

    You can connect to a trusted node in p2p mode (port 8333) using Schildbach Wallet (Android) and GreenBits (Android). Samourai Trusted node connects directly to the bitcoin-rpc (port 8332). I am not familiar with any other mobile wallets that connect directly via port 8332. As we state on https://samouraiwallet.com/features/trustednode, by default bitcoin-rpc is only available on the local network for security reasons. In order to use this feature outside of your local network you must whitelist a static IP (for instance from a VPN). We will soon be releasing a tutorial intended for advanced users who wish to configure their own VPN server they can use to connect to their Trusted Node. Additionally, in a future update support for your nodes running as a Tor hidden service will also be introduced. Thanks, SW ^And ^for ^the ^usual ^disclaimer: ^Samourai ^is ^Alpha ^software. ^During ^this ^state ^of ^our ^development ^we ^are ^still ^relying ^on ^third ^party ^API's ^for ^UTXO's ^and ^balances ^which ^may ^degrade ^your ^privacy. ^We ^expect ^to ^be ^completely ^off ^of ^any ^3rd ^party ^API's ^in ^Q2 ^2017. ^In ^the ^meantime ^samourai ^will ^remain ^Alpha ^software

  • Sydney Welch

    This is something I've been looking into as well. I didn't find a way to connect breadwallet (iOS) to your own node. And while Bitcoin Wallet for Android allows it, it doesn't provide any mechanism to safely verify you're connecting to the correct node (i.e. to protect against MITM attacks). GreenBits for Android allows you to connect to your own node, and has built-in tor support so that you can verify that you really connect to your own node, as long as it operates as a hidden service. It also supports Ledger/Trezor. The problem with GreenBits for me, is that it still sends all transaction data to GreenAddress (Blockstream), as it's required to do so for the 2-of-2 multisig mechanism to work. So you lose a lot of privacy there. As for Bitcore, you can use Bitpay's BWS for both Copay, and Trezor's own web interface. It's pretty cool. However, setup is difficult, and by default uses Bitpay's own hosted node. If you want to use your own, they have guides for that, but as far as I can tell you have to use their own fork (with *addrindex*), which they only maintain up to 0.12.1, so really isn't relevant for our case. I didn't try using Electrum yet, but it seems to be the best option right now. Definitely not easy to use however.

  • Sven Wisoky

    Ten million stories out there but this is mine. I am the watcher. Walking the streets at night. Because that's when this city really comes alive. Through the steam and exhaust I see it all. The back alley, the street urchin running away with a tourist's wallet. The bouncers outside a yakuza bar,all suited up in three pieces. Hidden katana within reach. In the marketplace, everything that swims, crawls and bellows for sale. The noodle man rolling out dough on a table. I get the sudden sense something is about to shatter the uneasy peace. It's like a ticking clock A young girl walks down the street and stops in front of the bar. Knocks out the two goons out in front when they try to stop her. I hear screaming from inside as girls run out into the street. I have no idea what's going on inside. I have a feeling this is only the start. This girl is found passed out on the floor with no memory of what happened according to the newspaper. On a balcony in another section of the city. Overlooking another rough neighborhood. A different bar, two more doormen block the entryway. I watch from across the street as the second massacre starts happening. This time a Australian tourist is found inside passed out among the bodies.

  • Josefa Ferry

    Very well seasoned solo backpacker here. I've done a good amount of years on the road. Solo travel isn't that hard mate. Key thing is to make it easier on yourself. You get better as you spend more time and learn shit either the easy/hard way. My top advice would be to stay in hostels that have a good rating. Check out hostelworld for great info on places to stay. You'll meet a tonne of other solo travelers and make new mates fast. Pretty much everyone is up for a good time so don't be afraid to say hello and get some good conversation going. I find talking to other backpackers or the hostel staff will give you a good idea of how things are in certain places. You'll meet people who have been all over and take what they say seriously. Try to arrive in a new city or place during the day time. Will give you plenty of time to work things out and you won't be rushed or forced to do this because of the dark. Have a back up card and cash locked up in the hostel locker in case your wallet gets pinched or you get so drunk you lose it. I'm a fan a secret wallet you can clip in your pants or a hidden money belt. You'll meet lots of great people and have great experiences if you have an open mind and just go for it. Any specific questions then feel free to give us a yell. Dingo

  • Kaley Legros

    > Hmmmm, theoretically you can just run a full node on your local machine, of an older node master release, and not accept any transactions that you cannot verify, locally, in your full node wallet. Your node will not see any invalid transactions. Only transactions going to a burn address. If you find blocks and send regular transactions they will just appear to always get orphaned. Only blocks that send transactions to "burn addresses" will stay in the blockchain (as per the new soft rules). **This chain will still stay valid will all node versions** because the consensus breaking data is hidden from them. >This destroys the fungability of bitcoin, and separates it into two currencies. No because coin on the main chain can only be used to be send to the new consensus rules data space. (with one way sidechain trick). On the new consensus rules data space (the sidechain-like separate data structure) supply can be unlimited, old node would not see it. >So, basically a contentious hard-fork. No such chain will be valid to old nodes. Meaning: **you cannot opt-out** edit typo, clarity.

  • Pierre Feil

    I'm not a lawyer, but is it really worth going after for $300? The article you quote likely doesn't extend to lost documents though. How would the police get the wallet back to you without checking the real license? Won't the real license fall under article 11 as well? Meaning the police have broken article 11 by even giving you the wallet back? Could you, say, leave an opened but important letter lying around in public and then try and sue the person who returns it to you under this article because they must have read the letter to get your address in order to return it to you? What I'm saying is there is likely a caveat or limitation to this article. Again i'm not a lawyer, but common sense. You say the fake ID was hidden within the wallet but then that's your word against the police's, again assumign they don't just have blanket authority as others have said: the police can just say it's in the front and when you say "no it was hidden blah etc", they can just say "when we received it it was the first ID we found" (which could be true if someone else helped themselves to some of your cash), or they could just say "prove it" knowing that you can't prove it.

  • Laurine MacGyver

    When looking through the viewfinder or live view it will show the picture at the lens widest aperture (approx F3.5 or F1.8 depending on lens). There should be a little button almost hidden on the camera body under Neath the lens. When you hold it that will close the aperture and you will see the correct sharpness of the picture. It's more useful when working with F1.8 lens but you may need it working with your kit lens. There's loads of settings though like exposure brackets (it will take a dark, normal and bright picture so you can choose which is best). Then more general photo advice like not to take picture of people with 18mm. It's better to stand back and use 50mm to avoid exaggerating their features. Also if your vision is less than 20/20 make sure to set the dioptre (little wheel next to the view finder). Make sure the auto focus and exposure numbers on viewfinder are sharp, don't try to adjust the dioptre to the picture. I mean I could go on but there's so much to cover. Best to ask questions when you need to. Oh and get a spare memory card and keep it in your wallet. So many times I have left the house and my SD card was left in the computer!

  • Ian Doyle

    This was a Q&A with vitalik wehere he answered some question also about why ETH ' modal is not like Dash. "Should Ethereum have a built-in governance structure like dash? If not, why not?" VB: A: That’s a complicated question; built-in governance structures have benefits but they also have hidden costs. For example, if you take a Dash/Tezos-style coin voting governance model and enshrine it as a social contract, then you are also creating an expectation that anything that this governance model outputs is legitimate. Expands issuance by 5x and gives it to a coalition consisting of 60% of token holders? Sorry, the 60% voted for it. One guy bribes the voters (note that bribing can take some quite realistic indirect forms, eg. running an online wallet that provides users convenience but votes on their behalf) and makes a change that benefits themselves? Hey, vote results are vote results. So IMO the social contract in any blockchain must necessarily be at least to some extent subjective.

  • Andrew Yost

    WTF 27 grand in petty cash just laying around? I hope he kept a wallet or two hidden for when he gets out. Surely he can afford a shitty one bedroom trap to do his dirt while maintaining his squeaky clean image at school. Dumbass was probably selling to freshmen and other motor mouths and word gets around quickly at a university. It just takes one goody two shoes alerting the campus 6-up and he's done with. He could have built up the same customer base; (and more--think frat houses and the ghetto areas that surround most college campuses in cities of any size--endless sales and drop opportunities) He could be slangin' out of his trap a couple blocks from campus, but instead decides to hook up his freshman dorm and now he's got that wide-eyed "I'm gonna get raped" deer in the headlights look on his face. All that free pussy he lost out on as well from those crack bitches. To quote a nineties rap lyric whose author escapes me, "The bitches are free but the crack cost money." Damn ginger is probably afraid of crack ho's and the crack that breathes life into them.

  • Christian Lakin

    He's good. Like, do the right thing. Just good. Drive back to give whatever he has in his wallet to some beggar lady with her family near Walmart. Cheating or stealing is a no no. Using or manipulation is a no no. Maybe it's a hidden sense of monumental pride- not taking handouts because we "really don't need them; even if other people are in better situations than us taking them." He works for his money, gives a percent to the church. Turns the other cheek when people are intentionally assholes. In a way, he's the calm I could never be. I filch stuff, but it's stopped now.... mostly. I tag along when he is helping out people "just because he can." My mind is tit for tat, debts and payments, being owed and holding grudges and favours... I guess that's why we got together in the first place. He just kept giving: time, money, patience, favours... eventually he just never stopped. I'm so thankful he will never run out of love to give me.

  • Delbert Russel

    Sad story, it seems you lost a brother and a very wise investor in the family. My suggestions: Don't trust anyone. Study and learn how bitcoin works and avoid help from people that you don't know very well. Buy an hardware wallet (like Trezor or Ledger). Every time you are able to access to your brother's coins transfert them on your hardware wallet. Once you have all the coins that you can on your wallet, you can start to think about what you want to do with them. If you do not have money problems, I would suggest to hold them because the coming years will be quite exiting. If you want to sell them do it in little batches on different exchanges to see which one is the best for you. Don't trade big money in one shot. If you are unsure about exchanges, you can get the money from bitcoins ATM. Search on localbitcoins.com using the method Cash to see if there are any around you. About his possible hidden bitcoins you have no way to find them.

  • Orval Gusikowski

    Your first five are all tried and true. Others include- going to open houses and finding buyers there (this is usually only able to be done at your listing- but sometimes coworkers will let you if they have a lot of ground to cover at an open house) Sending letters to homeowners who recently had their house on market but didn't sell. Sending letters to homeowners in areas you'd like to target. Phone calls. Call every landlord you can get a hold of and try to build a relationship. Community networking events/ volunteer opportunities. Great way to meet people and start off with one foot in the door. When you meet with a potential client you'd like to work with, try to connect with them on 3 things- shared interests, experiences, acquaintances, favorite coffee place etc. Makes you memorable, and ALWAYS have a couple of business cards tucked in your wallet, hidden in your phone case etc.

  • Chandler Pollich

    So some more details. I sent the funds from Kraken. The TransactionId shows up in the block explorer fine. The fee there is 0.02 where Kraken took 0.05 fee, but maybe they just use a base fee to cover all withdrawals. The part that gets weird is the transaction does not show up in the gui wallet (downloaded from https://getmonero.org/). I later sent another test transaction and then my balance to the same wallet and address (you save your address in Kraken). Once that new test tx was complete I risked moving everything. As you say I do not know what address it went to in actuality. The only thing that I can think of is Kraken is showing me that it went to my wallet address when in fact they sent it somewhere else, or something weird happened. I do not know how to trace this any better because of my lack of knowledge and the hidden nature.

  • Bailey Cassin

    Most common transportation was by bus. I went overland as much as possible, and did some hitchhiking as well (for fun not for cost saving). For 13 months I just explored! I had absolutely no destinations in mind when I left home. As soon as you get on the road you start meeting people, and they say "Oh you HAVE to check out such-and-such," so off you go and see it. It's the most fun way to travel in my mind. :) South Korea I only went to because I **had** to fly over Tibet. The borders were closed when I was there, so to get from China to India I had to fly. I only used cash when I travel because it's much cheaper. You often have to pay fees for using a credit or debit card, so paying in cash is the norm for those places. There's no problem paying with plastic if you don't mind the fees. I never had much cash on me - US$100 hidden in my bag for emergencies, and then just a normal walking around amount of local currency in my wallet.

  • Annetta Huels

    There's a hidden question in there that I have wondered about: what percentage of ETH is permanently lost every year? (Lost private key, shredded paper wallet, forgotten password, ETH simply forgotten about, sent to a black hole address, etc.) I remember seeing charts about old bitcoin coinbase rewards that have never been claimed and the likelihood that many of them are lost after the miners simply got rid of their machines. With fiat for example, there is quite a bit of money that is lost, burned, accidentally trashed, etc. Assuming a 2% shrinkage rate per year (which I think is within the realm of possibility), this alone might send the long term ETH supply into negative territory. Anyone else have any guesses about shrinkage due to unintentional (or intentional) loss?

  • Yasmin Schinner

    I don't use my picking skills too terribly often, but I'm glad I have picks on me when I need them. I'm not a super experienced picker, so I probably haven't done anything too legendary by your standards, but I remember a time in high school a few years ago when a friend of mine was planning on throwing a house party at her family's beach house that she didn't have the key to. Of course she didn't realize this until everyone drove to the complete opposite end of the island from where we all lived (grew up in Hawaii), so when we got there we realized it was locked lol. Here comes my pseudo-heroic moment where I remember that I keep a shitty set of picks hidden in a credit card case in my wallet. Thankfully I wasn't too drunk yet, so I managed to pick the door locks and we had one hell of a weekend! Good times.

  • Ronny Hartmann

    It is :( There's so many emotions. Confusion at first, why is my bag there? Why is the back door unlocked? Then panic when I realise my wallet is gone. Fear and dread when I can't find my cats and the kitchen window is wide open with things thrown everywhere. I can't even describe what I felt seeing my bank account with $1 left, seeing the empty spot where the bike was. What else did he go through and take? The what-ifs. What if I woke up and he hurt me. What I woke up and I managed to stop him. Blaming myself, should have locked the window instead of leaving it open a crack. Should have left the key to my bike hidden. Should have left my bag closer to my bed. It goes on and on. My housemate was away for the night so he/ they knew I was alone. I feel so unbelievably violated. I suspect everyone I see. I'm angry that this has messed with my head so hard.

  • Katrina Botsford

    >What do you see as the justification for it? It's about money. All the nefarious implications aside, there's really not some deep underlying motivation interwoven into some hidden message. The polls isn't designed to be impartial. They're targeting folks who will agree with conviction strong enough to pry open their wallet. It's carefully crafted to solicit a very specific response from a specific demographic. I'm sure a think tank somewhere has done a cost/benefit on it and found something notable in the result. You finding it so jarring just show how far outside of it's intended audience you reside. There's no reason to vest energy into drawing additional conclusion. The language is too abrasive to sway opinions...

  • Kaylah Treutel

    I'll mention that there are a lot of white people in Brazil, especially near Rio and São Paulo. My wife and daughter can pass for Brazilian, though I cannot. Your clothes make you stick out more than anything. But I've had a Brazilian friend get mugged walking out of church in one of the nicest, safest areas of our city. She said one of the biggest contributors was having a purse that didn't close securely. I mainly wear Bluffworks pants that look like nice slacks but have hidden zippered pockets. My messenger bag and camera bag look American, and they are, but they both close securely and are not inviting targets. I think that really helps. I also have nothing on my person that can't be replaced. Our lives are more valuable than a phone, wallet, or other valuables.

  • Jaden MacGyver

    about 3 months ago a friend of mine at my university left his wallet in the dining hall and he was studying for finals and the 'lost and found' called him which is really the campus PD and said hey we have your wallet you can come get it today if you want and he had completely forgotten he had some shitty SC id in the back of the wallet hidden so he walked over to the station with his gf and the cops put him in handcuffs and processed him for possesion of a fake id or something along those lines, they took him down to the very dangerous county jail (in florida) and gave him a FELONY, i didnt believe it since i always thought that was a myth but i saw his arrest report and mugshot and everything and he ended up getting bailed out by a family friend for 2k up front

  • Elwin Walker

    *If some Hearthstone developer reads this:* **Blizzard, please think with your wallet.** The basic voice acting is already done for the three characters, so why don't make a little cash out of that work as well? Class portraits won't be a very lucrative business, but it will nevertheless provide a little cash which you otherwise wouldn't have caught. The amount of yay said on this subreddit should give a hint that it's worth the little hassle. There are people willing to pay for the privilege of calling their opponents peons. This is the kind of DLC material that is welcome to a game, unlike say for example Rome II where factions on the main battle map are hidden behind a paywall.

  • Franz West

    Exactly. But most criminals expect and count on having the monopoly on force. When confronted with the threat of violence, most people simply cower and give in to demands. This gives the criminal the feeling of power that he wants (as well as the victim's wallet). Because of this, much of the time, the person with the hidden weapon actually has the advantage, because the criminal does not expect to be met with a return of force, and thus, does not set up a proper ambush. This is a really great channel if you want to know more, with real life video examples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Riqv-a5NeWM&list=PLr9w0uxRdNyuE9-m4qM4gizwHAP1nmWyH

  • Quinten Cormier

    I really don't get those funds. So you paid .1 bitcoin for 1 share that is worth .1 bitcoin. Then they charge 2% annual fees plus other hidden fees probably and they pay themselves with the bitcoin owned by the funds? So basically, your share value will tend toward 0 as they pay the fees to themselves. What prevent you from buying bitcoin yourself and not paying any fees? What's the point? Also, 2% annual fee to put the bitcoin you bought with other people money in a Xapo multisignature wallet? Really? It's not like they were doing any kind of trading/research/whatever. I'm definitely not in the *right* kind of bitcoin buisness.

  • Micaela Rolfson

    Here is the post for archival purposes: **Author**: _OpenRojava_ **Content**: >I'm having a little art project whereby I have 1 coin saved in a wallet, then its recovery tattoo'd onto my skin in a hidden location (I have many tattoos) with a date in which I shall open it for withdrawal in a decades time. >The idea is to simply appreciate how value changes over time and I'm not bothered if it ultimately goes up and down. >I'm almost decided on using the electrum recovery seed to make up part of the tattoo (that hopefully the artist will make legible and not look like ass) - unless has anyone got any better suggestions for recovery?

  • Karine Goyette

    I read it, it's a collection of bullshit bashing about normal stuff you need with a console when it launches. It basically says that games and accessories should be free and if you buy a Switch, your wallet will be gang-raped. All these "hidden" costs are the things you expect when you buy a new console, or just any console really, this article is stupid and is not worth reading. Also, I'm pretty sure it's the kind of "journalists" who's had multiple itterations of the iPhone and had to re-buy many accessories in the past due to Apple's milking the shit out if their new ports and stuff. Hypocrisy meltdown.

  • Dolly Bayer

    I caught her stealing money from me. My ex-girlfriend and I were extremely close, so I never suspected that she was lifting money from my wallet. Every week, I would put enough money in my wallet to get through each day, but realized I was running out much faster than anticipated. It wasn't until I found the hidden receipts for clothes, food, makeup, and other assorted goodies she had purchased. After I confronted her, she tried to explain that she was going to pay me back, but the damage at that point had been done. Dumped her two days later. Tl;dr Ex-girlfriend stole lots of money from me and lied about it.

  • Everette Kuphal

    Haha yeah nowadays they seem to actually want to talk to me but most times when a girl came up to me it was because she saw a walking wallet. I was the result of a lost bet as well once. Really nice to hear the girl talking to you admit that she has to talk with me because she lost a bet... Much of that changed in the last two years luckily but I know what it's like. Who's to say you don't have these hidden superman attraction levels? Sometimes ( I know, not always, usually not even) a sime change in style can do wonders. As soon as I switched to contacts instead of glasses I noticed a major shift in behaviour directed at me.

  • Ronaldo Aufderhar

    This is the same way I do it for exposed vs. hidden. I did a lot of testing and couldn't consistently get the clean results that I wanted from doing a machine backstitch. It only adds about 3 - 5 minutes of time to hand back stitch depending on the item. I probably wouldn't do it for everything either. [Here is one example](http://i.imgur.com/bui6561.jpg) on the wallet I currently use and [another shot as well](http://i.imgur.com/yt6QzbQ.jpg). The whole things [ends up looking a lot cleaner](http://i.imgur.com/UF0zVNh.jpg).

  • Petra Cremin

    The problem is that every wallet implementation is different and the 25th word is optional. There is no need to create a password in the first place, you can switch TREZOR to use a password or not, without having to restore the seed/key. So at any time you can choose to switch to password mode and create/access your 25 word wallets without problem. When switching back to no-password mode there is no way to know if there are any hidden password wallets used. So most things you mention are not a problem when switching back to no-password mode.

  • Shirley Bogisich

    'technically' you are not wrong. as with every blockchain (not only xmr) the possible number of addresses is so enormously unbelievable large that is would literally take more time for a hacker to find any wallet with money in it than the universe is old, and more energy that the universe as a whole has. As a comparison, imagine a few million grains of sand, somewhere hidden in all the beaches and all the deserts of all the planets in our galaxy have some bitcoin / xmr in it. Someone who finds a grain that is not empty will be extremely ( extremely!!!) lucky.

  • Mossie Champlin

    We play pranks and also hide designated things around the house for the other to find/rehide. For example, a random business card (I've found this inside a cereal box, folded up in my wallet, inside my lunch bag, in a pair of clean socks, etc). We've also hidden a bendable decorative feather, a Jimmy Stewart cup from a gas station, and an "I Love My Cat" magnet. It always makes me laugh... like the time my husband drove around with that car magnet on for days without knowing... and when I drove around with the feather on my car antennae.

  • Hardy Luettgen

    OK, so I am new here. A few months ago I looked at monero and dash as another alt to put some money in. I ended up buying monero because on that reddit thread it's all dash fear mongering and I believed it. I will be moving to dash note because as I learn more I really like what this crypto is doing and it's community. Anyway back on topic, I lost 0.2 monero to the GUI wallet. Not a whole lot as it was a test transaction. But with 1 of my 3 transactions disappearing I am scared to use it more. And with the hidden nature of the crypto I cannot tell what went wrong.

  • Aylin Terry

    It's not about games, but it's about devs, how more of the trusted big names decided unanimously "Hey...why don't we just make money instead of games?", so while all the gamers hunt down hidden gems and games that deserve credits, people who never played games before get introduced to usually garbage. Now, I'm not saying all triple A games are bad, there are good ones, but the fact that instead of making a story, or making the player feel something, or experience the world, it's more about how big your wallet is.

  • Tomasa Jakubowski

    Of course, you are never supposed to store it in your drive, but instead treat it as the seed itself. In my view, the advantage of the approach is that it is very low tech. After you generate a seed in an offline computer as part of your wallet setup, you can then pass it through this. You will need a bit more of typing/writing to do on your backup paper, but you will have the advantage that it can then be hidden in plain sight. Another nice aspect is that you do not need a computer to recover the seed.

  • Lilian Raynor

    It seems Satoshi would not delete wallet.dat files willingly. Some may be lost. More likely they're carefully encrypted on USB sticks hidden somewhere. At least one dedicated analyst in the five eyes alliance must know who Satoshi is. So maybe Satoshi, usb sticks, or both are in CIA custody, waiting for a chance to decrypt the coins. There was a string of deaths of possibly bitcoin-related people (around 2015?) which could've been a tactic to get Satoshi to speak.

  • Keon Terry

    Don't worry! You can refill your runs and run over 100 minutes of custom gear farming now! Oh and don't forget to spend money on hidden tickets to further increase your farm! Sarcasm aside, this is why farming custom gears sucks now: they're looking to bleed your wallet to make it convience now. I haven't gotten a single Def pen obelisk since the patch. Those are probably only discovered in hidden routes now. One more bad update and I'm out....

  • Nasir Runte

    I'm with you. Storing a bit differently - each "paper" equals exactly 0,5BTC, single use, loaded to online wallet if needed, and addresses actually hidden in plain sight. And "paper" in quotation marks as I'm not actually using paper. I made it interesting, and to be perfectly honest, if someone manages to see the signs and decrypt the puzzle, I wouldnt even be mad. :) I'd be much more nervous with a single electronic device storing all my BTC.

  • Kelli Labadie

    Sure. If you are really scared though you could get all elaborate and say take a book and circle a word on every so many pages that are your seed so you can recover the wallet and things of that matter by looking at the Bitcoin hidden in the book. You could just upload it somewhere in the cloud encrypted and keep a strong encryption key on a USB stick to decrypt it, or something of that matter. In all likelihood hood they won't know what a Trezor is and just ignore it.

  • Brielle Douglas

    Just need to surface this reply buried in a thread below. > [If using cash only] My point was that until the pizza comes, it's like a "pending charge" against your wallet. So how do you keep track that the cash in your wallet is already designated for the pizza and now you can't afford the drinks? >> ibacker97[S] [score hidden] just now Cause I ordered a pizza and don't have dementia...? And I only drink water?

  • Beaulah Johnston

    I have to disagree. I really don't know if Kevin and Sophie will stay together, but the storyline makes sense to me, and I like it. No, we don't see Kevin carrying around Sophie's picture in his wallet b/c it's a side of Kevin he keeps hidden and pushed down, but we do learn that he made a fake Facebook account to befriend her, which while slightly creepy does show he's been thinking about her and she didn't just pop into his mind out of nowhere.

  • Bridgette Hettinger

    Stickers hidden in a number of different places on you that she can put in a coloring book or journal. Just when things start getting boring, suddenly there are new, surprise stickers. Also things like a used or toy wallet with pretend money, credit cards, wallet size pictures go over well. More snacks than you think you need. Something she can chew or suck on (snack?) so her ears handle the pressure better.

  • Jena Rolfson

    I tend to also carry only a $20, but also have my "plastic" money. Minimalist pro-tip: Buy a dollar store key-chain flashlight, take out its innards, carefully fold and stuff a $20 into it and hang it on your keychain. That way you can have an always-handy, non-obvious "hidden" stash of cash. If you're really brave, take nothing but your keychain as you go about your day, leaving your wallet behind.

  • Sharon Dach

    Thugs are armed ? You don't say. If you're concealed, you're not a target since your weapon is hidden. Some of these guys will kill you for fun. Even if you gave up your wallet. But most likely you will be a victim of some desperate crackhead who is looking for easy prey. Ever hear of the knockout game ? I don't plan on visiting any of these neighborhoods but I'd rather be armed than not regardless of local laws.

  • Braeden Lynch

    https://namecoin.org/download/betas/ Look for "High Priority: Name Management GUI (PR #67)". There are binary downloads for the major 3 platforms. Remember, it's BETA software. Nobody has had any wallet-eating bugs, but still -- no warranties guaranteed. Make sure you back up your wallet before using as there may still be hidden bugs and please report any bugs you find to us.

  • Kim Hayes

    Hey there. I'd be happy to make you a bifold. I offer a [standard 6 slot](http://www.oakandhoneyleather.com/shop/bifold-6-card-wallet) and a [deluxe](http://www.oakandhoneyleather.com/shop/deluxe-bifold-wallet) with hidden pockets. I've got some really nice clean veg tan in stock right now as well. Thanks for the mention u/B_Geisler!

  • Derek Predovic

    When we went in December, that was my first Disney World trip being in charge of 'the bag.' Which meant I had to carry the backpack with our extra stuff in it because no one else in my family wanted to lol. But I had small bottles of water for all three of us, sunscreen, wallet, sunglasses, park maps, hidden Mickey book and headphones, just in case

  • Hillard Sawayn

    NP. If it seems too easy, you might ask yourself: the following questions: -If I were looking for my wallet (something hidden), wouldn't it be easier if there were one or more other people also looking for my wallet? -Is this thing particularly difficult to spot (your wallet is for some reason at the bottom of your clothes hamper)? If so, consider giving penalty dice to notice it.

  • Eleanora Hagenes

    OK, I'll give you that; I didn't mean it to be insulting. I guess what I mean is that a world where all content is hidden behind paywalls would be a very frustrating one for a content consumer. The feeling that you had to open your wallet up each time you wanted to view something would get old fast.

  • Richie Schowalter

    I would have made 4 copies. 2 at my house, 1 at a relations with instructions, and 1 in a hidden place (I'd likely bury). Or you could bury two, 1 relations, 1 at bank maybe. If you need to move it, just transfer to new wallet and you don't need to recover the others. I think banks are less safe than burial. It's just a Wrapped up USB.

  • Brisa McKenzie

    Yeah if they just want my wallet, so be it. (Or I might leg it.) But if for example a group of people or someone with a knife or other weapons tries to attack me, and I can't get away, I think I'll just keep a knife ready but hidden until I use it. As in don't let them know I have it until it's lodged into them.

  • Evan Lemke

    I side talked with the doctor, and said I'd give in, just don't tell her. I made sure the Dr understood the whole JW kick me out first. I also made sure her purse stayed home and the wallet was hidden so that the kill me card was not near her. Thus the purse could be blamed.

  • Noemie Kuphal

    Which means if you wallet is stolen while traveling, you are left without any money at all. It is important to diversify. Keep some money hidden in your car. If your car gets robbed, or your wallet gets stolen, you still have money in the other.

  • Ignatius Gleason

    I was kicked out of the Burger King on La rambla in 2015; I was drunk off sangria, had hidden my wallet in my shoe, and needed money to pay for dinner for my friend on his stag do. I removed my shoe and placed it on the counter to pay, and was told "No shoe!".

  • Naomie Grant

    It came in a very stiff plastic bag, so I had to "reshape" it so it folds at the right crease. Other than that, pretty perfect. Plenty of hidden card slots and two bill slots. Thinner and lighter than my last wallet, but with more space.

  • Hadley Moore

    If the wallet app does not save the BIP39 passphrase, under which the wallet is hidden, then no. But I am not really using a phone as my wallet. I work for TREZOR, so I have a hardware wallet instead, which does exactly what I wrote above.

  • Ignatius Smitham

    Close your syncing node wait two minutes. Then: I just replace the file wallet.dat with your backup. The file should be in your hidden .dash or .dashcore directory. Restart the syncing program

  • Lauryn Buckridge

    After completing the puzzle, to claim the prize from that hidden wallet, what's the blockchain height needed? BTW, I'm fully synched and someone got it first, but keep up, nice initiative :)

  • Marina D'Amore

    Oh and dont forgot to call me if you stop to play to this game one day but I hope and believe for you it's not gonna happen XD. Your wallet looks really empty or you are the hidden son of Bill Gate.

  • Clifton O'Conner

    Oh wait, I take it back, they're there now. They weren't at 7am. The ability to download them is hidden under the ... menu at the top, under Download Season Pass and into the Apple wallet they go.

  • Stefanie Reichel

    By clicking your fingers in one hand, you instantly refill anything you have in your other hand. * Wallet * Pint * Bargain Bucket Easily hidden, infinitely useful.

  • Dannie Lindgren

    I had also problems with dash not showing up with jaxx. I imported the private keys into another wallet to retrieve this hidden money

  • Kade Eichmann

    Or, use hidden wallets (plausible deniability). Share the password of your "fake" wallet, and keep the real wallet private.

  • Aryanna Goodwin

    That's one case where the multi passphrase hidden wallet functionallity like in the Trezors might be useful.

  • Hans Wunsch

    I just carry my SS card in my wallet hidden behind other stuff because my memory is so bad I can't even remember my own phone number

  • Osborne West

    Bro, hidden keys are your friend. That or getting a key small enough to fit inside of your wallet.

  • Casimir Haag

    I hid my wallet last night. Tore the house apart. Found it. Hidden under a desk.

  • Clotilde Effertz

    If they copy info from your phone wouldn't a hidden wallet is still copied?

  • Moshe Rohan

    >I'm a corporate attorney with two pro bono asylum cases. That's what that means. "Virtue signalling" is what bottom feeding 4chan denizens use to try to hide from the fact that they are not qualified to speak on any topic besides their favorite hot dogs at the local corner store. So, you're an attorney and your 4 most commonly used words on reddit are 'fucking', 'shit', 'haha' and 'Trump'. OK, maybe. >>Those are extreme vetting questions added to green card re-entry. Asylum refugee status is different than legal residents and green card holders. >And they already went through the process. That's why they have a green card. Your position is that asking a grandmother who has been here for 40 years whether she "believes in honor killings" is going to stop terrorism from countries that have never sent a terrorist here? I'm a US citizen and US passport holder, I still need to take off my shoes, jacket and belt when going through security. That's two questions of the numerous ones they've added. Does asking someone those questions who's been here decades stop terrorists? Probably not but President Trump is changing the standard operating procedure. Are a high percentage of 80-90 year old people going through airport security a risk? No, but the TSA still does a full sweep. >Haha, you're a fucking joke. Oh also, feel free to disregard me being a lawyer. I know that you insecure trumpers get *incredibly* upset when people aren't ditch digger like yourselves, so just imagine I'm a bathroom cleaner. Then you can explain how asking a fucking permanent resident if they believe in honor killings is helpful without having to scream about how nobody has a real career because you don't. That's a lot of pejoratives and ad hominem. Are corporate lawyers usually this rude? >I can't wait to hear this one! If you're an attorney I'm the Wolf of Wallstreet.

  • Hettie Botsford

    Good timing as I was thinking about posting about how Saddleback Leather isn't BIFL at all. Over the last 3 years I have purchased a card holder, a passport holder, a valet tray, and the Old Bull belt. If I were to take SL products at face value: no website, no marketing, no reddit reviews, and they were sitting inside of a little shop in Mexico for the same price, I would would find them shockingly overpriced for what you're getting. The stitching/construction is very clean and the designs are very attractive. However the more I'm exposed to SL products, I am more and more disappointed with the leather itself. I was at the airport and I was able to compare someone's new Classic Briefcase next to my Allen Edmonds Leather Weekender duffel. I'm no leather expert but I've seen the lowest quality leather bags in flea markets (1) and some of the world's most expensive leather in Harrod's (10) and I rate SL, wherever it is sourced from, a solid 4/10 on that scale. I'd probably throw AE leather at like a 6.5/10. Now none of my rant as actually focused on why SL isn't BIFL. Anything that's BIFL, you have to start with their warranty because any company has lemons. If you read their 100 year warranty, exposure to salt or chlorine voids the warranty. That's right, the company that takes marketing videos of their bags underwater with SCUBA divers won't honor their warranty if it's exposed to salt. You're SOL if your grand adventures take you anywhere near the ocean or a pool. Also I've found that SL products don't age well at all. I condition my SL items almost monthly and still they've lost their color and shine and look terrible. Keep in mind they're only 3 years old, a hell of a lifetime. TLDR: Save up for American stitched Horween Leather if you want BIFL.

  • Jaden Kuhn

    >As diplomatic tension escalates over the murder of Kim Jong-nam, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has criticised North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol over the latter's remarks. >"The statement by the ambassador was totally uncalled for. It was diplomatically rude. But Malaysia will stand firm," he was quoted as saying by Reuters. >According to an Astro Awani report, Najib stressed that Malaysia would not become a pawn for other countries. >He said Malaysia is a sovereign nation with its own constitution. >"We will not be pressured into making a decision on the murder of Kim Jong-nam. We will not be a pawn of other countries in defending our sovereignty," he added. >At a press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Kang Chol said Pyongyang distrusts the investigations by Malaysian authorities, and suspects the existence of hidden hands in the matter. >He also accused the Malaysian police of breaching human rights when raiding the condominium of a North Korean citizen in Kuala Lumpur in relation to the murder. >Kang Chol claimed that the police had threatened the suspect's family at gunpoint, and assaulted his son. Minister: Don't question our forensics team >South Korea's Ministry of Unification rejected North Korea's claim that Malaysia colluded with Seoul in investigating the death, reports Bernama, quoting South Korea's Yonhap news agency. >Meanwhile, Bernama also reported Health Minister S Subramaniam saying that foreign countries should not dispute the expertise and capabilities of Malaysia's forensic team to conduct the post mortem on Jong-nam. >He said Malaysia has a highly qualified forensic team with vast experience in the field that had provided its expertise to solve various cases within and outside the country. >Jong-nam died on Feb 13 after being smothered with a cloth purportedly laced with an unidentified chemical by a woman at KLIA2. >Police have since arrested the woman, a Vietnam passport holder, as well as another woman who holds an Indonesian passport. >Police have also detained the second suspect’s boyfriend as well as arrested a North Korean citizen. Cops are looking for four more North Korean nationals who are believed to have fled the country.

  • Ethyl Zulauf

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  • Anais Feeney

    #####	 ######	 ####	 (continued from above comment) *** > * Fixed bug with multiple types of physical damage on weapons > * Added message that warns of realm shutdowns > * Added a new level-up effect > * Linked items now show sockets > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.10** > * Six new areas added - the rest of Act 1 (very much work in progress) > * New monster: Pirate Ghosts > * Sand spitters now escape from slain Shield Crabs to attack you > * The Multiple Attack support gem now correctly doesn't target chests > * Implemented experience scaling when fighting substantially higher or lower level monsters > * Added Regal Orb (upgrades a magic item to rare without touching its mods) > * Added two new stash tabs (four total) > * Nerfed mana regen by 33% > * Reduced global monster item drop rate by 33% > * Modified experience gain to require 30% more kills per level > * Reduced monster density in The Terraces > * Renamed The Watery Hole to The Flooded Depths > * Added alternate zombie death animation > * Improved outdoors random level generation > * User interface improvements on the character screen > * Improved appearance of world entity hovers > * Fixed problem that made most animations slightly jerky when repeating > * Made difference between allocated and unallocated passives clearer > * Fixes to text box in the chat interface > * Mana now refills when the player levels up > * Fixed "blue skeletons" > * Unstack window now defaults to pulling one item out of stack > * Game window now resizes correctly all the time in Windows 7 > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.9** > * Terraces are now smaller > * Respawn window is in correct place after resizing > * Passive skill screen now resizes correctly > * Further nerfed ice nova, another 10% less damage > * Fixed problems with skill icons appearing disabled when the skill can actually be used > * Fixed problems with mouse button icons showing wrong skill > * Can now open stash if inventory is open > * Added edge scrolling to the passive skills screen > * Passive skills connectivity tweaked for intelligence skills > * Fixes to timing of Marauder stomp animations > * Chat box now works correctly for long lines of text > * Skill descriptions now mention weapon restrictions > * Elemental hit skill now has correct gem hover > * Monster descriptions now appear correct when window has been resized > * Fixed some level generation crashes related to entrances not being in the right rooms > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.8** > * Complete overhaul of passive skill tree with many more stats > * Changed Twilight Strand and The Ledge to use new random generator > * Added new Tidal Passage level > * Added item Exalted Orb: adds a mod to rare item > * Added item Jeweler's Orb: rerolls sockets > * Added item Orb of Transformation: rerolls a magic item > * Added item Orb of Souring: converts an item into its plain base type > * Added implicit cold damage to Leather Belt > * Nerfed ice nova (-40% damage, costs more mana) > * Nerfed currency item drop rates substantially > * Nerfed "increased item quantity" stat by 50% > * Nerfed energy shield quantities by 50% > * Nerfed mana regen > * Boosted energy shield regen > * Brightened lighting in act 1 town > * Added skill weapon restrictions > * Implemented skill area of effect boosts > * Improved Ground Slam effects > * Allowed three sockets to spawn on the highest weapons/armours > * Further tidied up character screen stats > * Smallcaps version of font used in item rendering > * Better descriptions of skills on gem hovers > * Fixed blocked doorways in prison > * Fixed materials used in waterfalls > * Fixed layout issues with NPC windows and item hovers > * Fixed font scaling issues > * Lengthened chat message fade delay > * Passive screen now shows attributes the skill would grant > * Accuracy used for bows (they can miss now) > * Weapon type is checked correctly in stats > * Fixed resizing issue with minimap > * Red outline on monsters works correctly and intensity represents health amount > * Fixed a bug with de-equipping weapons that you can't use > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.7** > * Substantially increased default sharpness of textures > * Damage mitigation and DPS are now shown on character screen again > * Character screen tidying > * New leap slam effects > * Improvements to the display of skills > * Further increases to game performance > * Changed font everywhere > * Fixed an item generation bug that could cause server crashes > * Fixed balance of elemental spells > * Enabled a second stash panel > * Made larger socket groups slightly more common > * Fixed a rare crash when levelling up > * Fixed bow damage scaling (bows now do 40% less damage) > * Fixed buggy vsync option > * Fixed item display bug > * Made Brutus larger and harder > * Increased stack size of many currency items > * Changed mana flask graphic to another distinct one. It's still red. > * Enabled Mirror of Kalandra > * Made skill gems substantially less common > * Added more passives to int tree > * Tweaked mana costs of skills > * Allowed multiple projectiles support gem to drop > * Fixed a bug that caused tabs to be missing from the character screen > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.6** > * More beautification of act1 town > * System for solving the microfreezes that occur while compiling shaders for the first time > * Improvements to performance of the user interface > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.5** > * Improved sound effects > * Addition of shimmer effects > * Changed lighting in act1 town > * Seagulls now spawn on the beach > * Added support for lights in animated objects > * Fixed NPC Window layout issues > * New particle features and emitters added > * Fixed minor crashes > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.4** > * Fixed crash entering the mud flats > * Level/experience properly displayed on character screen > * NPC text jitter fixed > * Skills tab added to character screen > * Improvements to effects and sounds > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.3** > * Increased selection of combat sounds > * Improved server stability > * Twilight strand's difficulty restored to correct values > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.2** > * Many combat animation improvements > * Fixed a bug with item positions on mouse cursor in full-screen mode > * Added support for lights on tiles > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.1** > * Twilight strand substantially decreased in difficulty for demo purposes > * Fixed various UI crashes > **Path of Exile Version 0.6.0** > * Added skill gems and skill augmentation > * Added new skills: Ground Slam, Elemental Hit and Cleave > * Items now spawn with sockets > * Added decal support > * Monsters and players leave blood on the ground as they get hurt or die > * Added support for bows > * Arrows stick in objects properly > * Arrows have trails as they fly through the air > * A Stash is available for storage in town > * Added rhoa nest chests in the Mud Flats > * Added fog in some areas > * Added waterfalls > * Dual wielding works now > * Added support for lights in doodads > * Substantially improved client combat prediction > * Can now press alt to see interactables and sockets in addition to items > * New character information screen > * Made orbs of augmentation stackable > * Improved data file loading speed > * Fixed changing areas so that it is more reliable > * Added mana usage and mana mods > * Complete rebalance of monsters, items and areas > * Life values are higher on all entities, for more granularity > * Set up rapiers to act as thrusting swords > * Added corpse chests > * Fixed scaling of ground textures for some areas > * Multiple shot projectiles possible > * Fixes to firing projectiles up/down elevation > * Scavengers now either run or walk > * Fixed a bug with critical strikes occurring too often > * Added many new items, including many helmets > * Ice Nova now ripples damage correctly > * Fixed bug with sandspitter behaviour > * Many more rooms for all indoors areas added > * Improved display of skill hover information > * Improved passive skill screen > **Path of Exile Version 0.5.14** > * Added a waypoint to the Tidal Passage Level 2 and decreased the size of that level > * Fixed a bug related to parties staying together through area transitions > * Allowed scrolling of the minimap with arrow keys > * Decreased damage of sea witch projectiles > * Increased accuracy on items and passive skills > * Fixed up some shoreline texture blending > * Improved Rhoa animations > * Fixed some UI positioning issues > * Fixed a problem generating some prison levels > * Fixed the lack of doodads in some outdoors areas > * Added some more zombie attack animations > * Added item acquisition stats to the character screen > **Path of Exile Version 0.5.13** > * Revamped water system > * Ocean water has waves > * Fixed passive skill screen bug (displayed skills incorrectly) > * Fixed minimap not displaying on ATI graphics cards > * Added wave attack for the sea witch monsters > * Changed character selection UI to only have supported character classes > * Fixed rare/magic items generating unidentified without mods > * Whetstones and armour shards now increase quality by 3 > * Added message of the day > * Fixed orientation of waypoints > * Flasks now play no sound when empty > * Fixed another bug with fireballs > * Made disconnection messages more useful > * Increased difficulty of the brute > * Fixed some gloves icons > * Prevented doodads spawning on town entrances > * Added alternate attacks to some monsters > * Added leap slam sounds > * Reduced the effectiveness of life regeneration mods and global armour increase mods > * Renamed Hunter class to Ranger > * Strength weapon specialisations now add accuracy > * Fixed some item sounds

  • Loraine Hartmann

    Ok, so your B.O.B will be different from mine, and everyone else's. There is no 'one size fits all'. The bag itself - Should be a solid backpacking bag. Keep it light enough that it's manageable. For a very fit individual, the max weight should be your body weight divided by 3. Most of us are not that fit, so adjust accordingly. It should have hip support, well stitched straps, several compartments and a way to attach things to the outside (molle webbing, carabiner loops or exterior straps). Should be weatherproof. Water - Depends entirely on your location. I live in Canada - Land of lakes and rivers. I wont need to carry a ton of water all the time. I've got a [sawyer squeeze](https://www.amazon.ca/Products-SP131-PointOne-Squeeze-Pouches/dp/B005EHPVQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687443&sr=8-1&keywords=sawyer+squeeze) as my primary water filter. The collapsible water bottles it comes with work great for water storage as well. Wife and daughter carry a [lifestraw](https://www.amazon.ca/LifeStraw-LSPHF017-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687536&sr=8-1&keywords=lifestraw) as backups. We have some iodine drops as well. As far as water carrying devices go, i find [nalgene](https://www.amazon.ca/Nalgene-Tritan-Mouth-Bottle-32-Ounce-Blue/dp/B001NCDE8O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486688303&sr=8-1&keywords=nalgene) bottles work great. Theyre light and strong, and come in various sizes. A canteen is great if you want to use it to cook over a fire. Its not a bad idea either to have a large (5 litre+) collapsible water container. They're plastic and light. I havn't used mine extensively enough to recommend. Sharp Things - I've got a [Kabar](https://www.amazon.ca/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Straight-Fighting/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687691&sr=8-1&keywords=kabar) as my primary fixed blade. It's tried and true. Good metal, full tang. I've got a [leatherman wave](https://www.leatherman.com/wave-10.html) multitool. Carry it everyday on my belt. Super handy. I should really add a 3-4" folding knife to my pack as sometimes the kabar is too big, and the multitool is hard to clean. I also carry a [Cold steel shovel](https://www.amazon.ca/Cold-Steel-Special-Forces-Hardwood/dp/B00169V99K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486688125&sr=8-1&keywords=cold+steel+shovel). I looked into folding shovels, and they didnt seem reliable. Moving parts means they're more likely to fail. I haven't used this one extensively, but the few times i have tried it, its done an excellent job. If your pack's too heavy, put this one in your car. Food - Your typical protein bars, dried rice/bean mix, snickers, small jar of PB, oatmeal and dehydrated fruit. A small bit of olive oil packs a ton of calories and adds flavour. It's good to have a small container of salt and pepper, or other spices to add flavour. You can grab MRE's or those mountainhouse dried meals, but theyre expensive. If you regularly buy pepperettes or jerkey, stick some in your bag and rotate it out when you buy it next. Multivitamins can keep you up if youre not getting a ton of food, but dont rely on them. Bring any meds you need, as well as tylenol or aspirin. Hygiene - Pack a couple rolls of TP. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (chuck if too much weight), wash cloth, soap, soap for clothing, feminine products (if applicable), couple garbage bags (can separate dirty clothes), wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer. Sun screen and bug spray in small bottles. Clothing - Carry at least 7 pairs of good socks. Some warm ones if the location's cold. Extra shirts, underwear are essential. Pants/shorts and sweater are optional (besides whatever you're wearing). Stick your clothing in a [waterproof sack](https://www.amazon.ca/Waterproof-Camping-Boating-Kayaking-Canoeing/dp/B00LSC2886/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486689382&sr=8-1&keywords=waterproof+sack). Try to keep only clean, dry clothes in there (no airflow + damp = mold). -Paracord and rope -Carabiners -Sewing kit -Tent patching kit (if you have a tent or a tarp) -Tarp (who saw that coming). Doesn't have to be massive. Just know how to set it up to keep you dry. If mosquitos are a problem, grab a net. Tents are heavy and expensive. -Fire Source. Have many. Lighters are cheap, stash away a bunch (7?). The [lighter leash](https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Lighter-Leash-Retractable-Holder/dp/B00WF05E0E) is awesome. You should be able to find that cheap at a corner store. Storm matches, for when its rainy. I think [these](https://www.amazon.ca/Stormproof-Matches-twin-matches-Misc/dp/B00345Q1WE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486689853&sr=8-3&keywords=storm+matches) are what I got. You can light them in any weather, put them under water, and they'll still be lit. Not a bad idea to carry regualr matches in a waterproof container. Firestarter packets are great. I just soak cotton balls in Vaseline. Flint and steel is cool, but only useful if youve exhausted all other fire starting methods. -Super Glue -Safety pins -Zip ties -Light. Hand crank flashlight is awesome. If you have a battery powered one, carry spare batteries. The [mini maglite](https://www.amazon.ca/Maglite-M2A01H-Flashlight-Holster-Combo-Pack/dp/B00002N6SN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486690164&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+maglite) has a belt holster. Those small LED flashlights are great too. Grab a few glowsticks. -fork and spoon -emergency blanket or emergency sleeping bag. Only useful if you're SOL. -poncho -sleeping bag for your location. If its warm you don't need this. Can use a hammock or sleeping pad. Try and keep these small as they take up a ton of space. -Compass. Useful if you have a map. -Map of your location/where youre going. -Signal mirror and a good whistle. -Fishing supplies. I've got an [emmrod](http://www.emmrod.com/). You can put a fairly small cheap reel on here. I've got the [shimano ix2000](http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/shimano-ix2000-spin-reel-0784572p.html). It casts a pretty good distance. Hooks, weights, bobs etc. Can all fit in small waterproof containers or camera film containers. Dont forget line! Mines already on the reel. A fishing vest gives you lots of little pockets to keep things in arms reach. -First Aid kit. There's extensive lists online depending on how large you want it. Some gauze, band aids, polysporin, burn cream are a good start. Try and build it yourself, don't buy the gimmikey premade ones. Keep yours in a waterproof Tupperware container. -Tiny roll of Gorilla Tape -Games. Some dice and a deck of cards go a long way. Don't underestimate the value of laughter. If a sudden collapse ever happens, these might save you from depression. -Headlamp. I've got [this](https://www.amazon.ca/Rayovac-SPHLTLED-B-Sprotsman-Xtreme-Headlight/dp/B001F0RCIC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1486691032&sr=8-2&keywords=rayovac+headlamp) rayovac one (i think). Seems easy on batteries and has lasted a few camping trips. Haven't put serious use on it tho. -Eating equipment. A mug and a small plate go a long way. A folding pan goes a long way, but is heavy. I would love to learn to use a pressure cooker over fires. -Handkerchief or travel kleenex -Bandanas. 3 of them. -Bungee cords can be useful, but they run the risk of snapping and taking out an eye. -Ziplock bags are handy. Keeps a lot of small things organized and dry. -Pencils, Pens, notepad/book, sharpie. -Hatchet is useful, but heavy. Take one if you can. The [sven saw](https://www.amazon.ca/Sven-Saw-21/dp/B002J900EQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486691739&sr=8-1&keywords=sven+saw) is awesome and hasn't broke on me yet. -Spare pair of glasses (if applicable) -Some sort of firearm is almost necessary. I don't have one yet, but i was planning on a 10/22 takedown. It's small and easy to pack. Bullets are light. If you need more stopping power than a .22, you're in a heap of trouble. Guns are not my specialty (can you guess), so ill leave it up to you to do your own research. -In lieu of a firearm, you could grab a crossbow. If that's still too much, a good [slingshot](https://www.slingshotchannelstore.de/english/rambone/rambone2-0-clips-theraband/) will do great. -phone booklet and address's. In case your phone craps out and you cant charge it. -A small windable clock is great. A solar [watch](http://www.nywatchstore.com/mrws300h-1b.html) is better. I think thats the one i have. All this stuff is useless unless you know how to use it. Do your research, take some courses. Learn the necessary skills to survive, because that's what's really necessary. I like Les Stroud's (survivorman) book Survive!. Learn to tie knots, fish, hunt, forage, fight, build a fire in all conditions, etc. Practice going out with your pack and seeing if you can survive for 3 days. Then try 5. Pack everything up in the morning, hike with your bag then set it all up again. Everyone's situation is different. Bugging out should only happen if you can't bug in. If you have questions on the use of any of the above items, ask away. Any advice or suggestions, I welcome those too.

  • Easton Hammes

    **Wisp:** "it's hard to interrogate people people when you know you broke the law and disrespected their rights, yeah?" She rubbed the back of her neck, thankful at how well things actually went. "He was still pretty decent about the exchange even if he was avoiding questions." **Holly:** "He wasn't 'decent,'" Holly snorts. **Wisp:** "In comparison to the gangers." She offered. **Holly:** "I guess." **Wisp:** "So, can we call this mission finished for now then?" Completely changing the subject. **Patch (GM):** "I wouldn't call being a pretentious ass 'decent', but I guess we're finished?" **Awful Person (GM):** "Yeah, we're about done here for now." Birdseye says. "And Ratchet is most definitely done for now." She says, a little more irritated. **Wisp:** "He didn't try to kill me, that's decent enough as far as i can tell." "Again, in comparison." **Awful Person (GM):** The PRT van that carried you all to the mission pulls up to the curb. "Ratchet will be following along later once Hazmat is satisfied he's not a danger to himself or others." Birdseye says. "Might take a while. In the meantime, the rest of you get in. It's only about... what, 2 PM? 3?" The camera drone looks up. "You all can return to the base now, or we could do some patrolling, perhaps find another target to hit." **Holly:** "Let's keep going." **Patch (GM):** "Alright," shrugs Patch, "I'm good to go. Let's do some patrolling or another target." **Wisp:** "Wasn't there some sort of sketchy gathering in a warehouse?" **Awful Person (GM):** (1s) "Well, the other target in this territory was a, uh..." Birdseye says. "The whorehouse." Hannah says. "I'll be honest, it might be better to hit that while Adam's not with us." **Holly:** Holly snickers. **Awful Person (GM):** Over by the house you hear an over-exaggerated 'noooooooooooo' as Ratchet shakes his fists at the sky "I'll be honest, I'm not super comfortable sending you guys to hit that one period. It's a legal gray area, because technically you're all still minors, but you're deputized to break this sort of thing up, and it is illegal." "At the same time... I really don't want to send Jackknife in there." Birdseye says. **Wisp:** "If it makes you feel better i can pretend to be someone older?" She grins under her mask. **Holly:** "Isn't the point to hit a single gang as hard as we can?" Holly says, shaking her head. "We can handle this." "We're allowed to fuckin' kill people and get shot and stabbed and shit, but you draw the line at a bunch of hookers?" "Doesn't make sense." **Wisp:** "We're not supposed to kill people." she points out. **Holly:** Holly gives her a flat look. "Except when we are." **Awful Person (GM):** "She has a point, Tenebrae." Hannah says. **Holly:** "Sure, whatever," Holly sighs. "It's still stupid." "I got shanked so hard I felt my fucking lungs deflate. Pretty sure that's a worse experience than seeing a bunch of naked people." "It's a..." She frowns. "What d'you call it?" "A double standard." **Awful Person (GM):** "It is, yes." Birdseye says. "If it were up to me we wouldn't send any of you into danger at all, but..." She sighs. "The Youth Guard take particular issue over the Wards' involvement in anything remotely related to sex, or sex crimes." **Holly:** "That's so dumb." **Wisp:** "Standing around debating morality isn't going to help people. We gonna go or what?" Wisp was feeling a bit impatient at this point. **Awful Person (GM):** Birdseye takes a deep breath, and then sighs. "Alright. Get in." **Holly:** Holly whoops and hops into the van. **Wisp:** Wisp follows happily. **Patch (GM):** Patch gets into the van. **Awful Person (GM):** The drive is not too long, given that you're going to somewhere in the same area. The van pulls up about a half-block away from what looks like a one-story hotel, but there's no signs, no advertisements... nothing. The squat, tan building is your target. Standing outside the front door are a pair of ganger goons. They're wearing Rebel Basterd colors. **Holly:** "So we're just gonna walk right in?" **Awful Person (GM):** "That's up to you. I'm not in the field, so these are decisions you four need to make." "I'm here if you need any advice or backup." Birdseye says. **Holly:** "Let's go." She vaults out of the van and starts down the street toward the building. **Patch (GM):** Patch steps out of the van and hurries up to Holly, catching her by the shoulder. "Let's not just hustle in, and at least, like, Birdseye, we have a warrant or whatever this time around, right? Are we going to get quizzed on that, too?" **Awful Person (GM):** "This place is 100% absolute certainty an illegal whorehouse." Birdseye says. "We don't just have one warrant, we have several, but the PD suspects they may have a cape or two guarding it." "So it's a no-go for the normal cops." Hannah says. "Right." **Wisp:** "I'm not sure some of us are uh, equipped to go running in guns blazing." Clearly gesturing to herself. **Awful Person (GM):** "Well, Wisp, that is why your suit has a built-in Stunner. But the bottom line of it is, we're not always going to have a stealthy job for you." Birdseye says. "It's great when we do, your subterfuge abilities are wonderful, but sometimes we need, well..." Birdseye trails off. **Wisp:** "ugh, remind me to find some well bodied martial artists later. Let's go i guess." Whining as she walks. **Holly:** "Sometimes you need me." Holly finishes, only a little smug. "So we're good to bust in? I'll give 'em a chance to just let us through, but..." **Awful Person (GM):** "Now some things to keep in mind, before you go in." Birdseye says. "One: Everyone in this building is breaking the law. Every last one of them. They're either engaging in prostitution, soliciting, aiding, or abetting. Every last one of them." **Wisp:** "Patch, you wouldn't happen to have one of those knives handy just in case?" **Awful Person (GM):** "Some of them may not be doing so willingly, however." Birdseye says. "So your priority order should be capes first, then gangers, then johns-- uh, customers, I should say-- and then any prostitutes that haven't run naked into the afternoon." **Patch (GM):** Patch hands over a knife. **Holly:** "Yeah." Holly nods, her pace quick and confident." **Wisp:** Wisp takes it in her left hand, gripping it tightly. "Thanks." **Awful Person (GM):** "Two: Behind your PRT van is a second van I ordered to this position. It has a full stock of supplies. Containment foam, handcuffs, flashbangs, smoke grenades." **Holly:** "Oh, shit." She stops. "Let's gear up." **Patch (GM):** "No problem. Someone get handcuffs. I don't want to be the only one this time." **Awful Person (GM):** Hannah makes an icy loop around her waist and secures a dozen or so handcuffs to it. "I doubt we'll need a dozen, but... we are arresting everyone, right?" Hannah shrugs. "Being prepared is good, but don't take so much gear it hinders you." Birdseye says. "Your survival is still priority one." **Holly:** Holly grabs three flashbangs and two smoke grenades and clips them onto her armor's belt. **Awful Person (GM):** "Three, well... Tenebrae? Don't be afraid to kick a few doors in." Birdseye says. "Good luck, girls." **Holly:** Holly's grin is tangible even behind the darkness of her cowl. "Let's roll." **Wisp:** With no where to really stash extra equipment, Wisp shrugs. "Sure, why not." **Awful Person (GM):** (You all have control of your tokens.) **Holly:** Holly walks up towards the gangers, standing as tall and confident as she can. The extra three or so inches put on by her costume help. **Patch (GM):** Patch walks a lot less confidently, just kind of strolling up and frowning behind her mask. **Awful Person (GM):** "You here to start shit?" The leftmost ganger asks. Behind the ganger on the right, ice starts creeping up the wall. **Wisp:** Wisp just sort of hangs back, feeling a little inadequate for this mission. **Holly:** "PRT," Holly says, rolling her shoulders in anticipation. "Step the fuck off and let the cute ice chick cuff you, or I get to do shit my way." rolling 1d20+4d4 ( 14 )+( 4 + 2 + 2 + 3 ) = 25 (wait shit that was the wrong roll) rolling 1d20-4d4 ( 6 )-( 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 ) = -2 A thicket of glinting shadows bursts from her armor, every innumerable edge pointing directly at the gangers' exposed skin. **Awful Person (GM):** "I've got a better deal for you. Me and my friend here walk. You let us go, we don't shoot our guns off and alert the whole building." The ganger says. The one on the right has a gun in his grip. He hasn't drawn yet, but if it came down to it he could just fire without drawing... **Holly:** Holly frowns, the shroud obscuring her face as she watches the ice climb up the wall. If she could buy Hannah some time... "...fine. But you're gonna tell us what's in there first. Guards, guns, capes, whatever. Everything you know." **Awful Person (GM):** "Three or four guys on the inside are dedicated guards like us." He says. "At the back door they have four guards posted, and more on the inside where the girls change and prep." "Pretty much everyone wearing colors in there is armed. People from other gangs come here sometimes, but they aren't allowed to carry heat or colors." "Sometimes there's other capes, but usually all they have here is a dude called Chemtrail." he says. "I dunno the details of what he does, but his power is drugs or something. He keeps some of the whores doped up and some of the boys happy if they want a little spice with their fun." The ice creeps a little further up the wall, and is now behind both gangers. "I've kept up my end of the deal. Can we go?" The ganger says, locking eyes with Holly.

  • Aniyah Wintheiser

    [Scripted interactions are supposed to be different and incorporate portraits if I recall correctly. Can you elaborate on the changes and improvements?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=49m43s) **JS**: Let me see if I can break down the basics of it. One of the main things that you'll notice right away in our scripted interactions layout is that on the left-hand panel, which is where all the text appears, on the bottom of the screen you have all your character portraits. Now, these aren't your painted character portraits, but the watercolor line-drawing versions of your character portraits. Those are used when you want to select someone to perform an action. That's actually integrated directly into the interface, it makes picking people to do things less clumsy. Also, if you hover on the portraits of those characters, you will see all of their attributes and all of their skills. Which makes — if you see that something is probably going to require someone with a high Athletics, you can just look through the characters to actually see who has the highest Athletics instead of just going, "I think it's Edér, maybe Pallegina? I don't know". That is greatly improved. Also, when you actually pick actions and there is a check that happens, the top of the interface will display the person performing it, whether it was a success, a partial success or a failure. You can see, oh, I actually passed that. Usually a description makes it obvious, but not always. That is a new feature that I think helps with the flow quite a bit. We know that people really like our scripted interactions, but we found that lacking those certain interface features made things kind of frustrating and clumsy, and on the backend we've made them much easier to author. That was something that was also very time consuming for us. We want to use scripted interactions a lot, and we want them to be very reactive to the player's party. Another thing is that, in some cases, individual characters perform actions, but in many cases it's like the whole party can assist someone in performing an action. In those cases we actually allow other party members to contribute bonuses to that character. If you have a bunch of characters who all have Athletics, you can get a really massive score. That's how you chose to build your party, so we don't want those characters to feel redundant or like their skills are wasted. If you want to be the party that makes every Athletics check in the game, then there you go. **AB**: I also believe that if the party is split, they can't participate in the scripted interaction, and then they get grayed out on the party bar. **JS**: Yeah, there are some cases where like, if you have, for example, a character that sneaks up to a place to perform a scripted interaction, there's a minimum distance or a maximum distance that can be a way to be part of it. If you have one character that sneaks all the way across the map to do a scripted interaction, that is the only person that's doing it. Good times. **AB**: Just so you guys know, we're planning on showing that off fairly soon. There's a couple of little bits of polish we want to add to it. We should be showing that interface off fairly soon. [PR or whomever warned him off-mic not to say too much here] [At the end of Pillars of Eternity, if you take certain actions in Pallegina's quests, the Dyrwood goes to war with the Vailian Republics. Will this be reflected in Pillars of Eternity 2 beyond Pallegina and her reactions?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=52m55s) **JS**: It will be reflected a little bit, but the Dyrwood is not a major force, a colonial force, in this area. There are things that can be continuing to go on between the Dyrwood and the Vailian Republics, but they're not really a focus in the Deadfire because that's very far away and there aren't Dyrwoodans here to be making trouble. [Is the Berath's Blessings feature entirely optional or do you have to spend the unlocked rewards points on something?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=53m34s) **AB**: Completely optional. If you don't want to mess around with Berath's Blessings, you don't have to. [In Pillars 1 you could hoard loot to stash and just go back to town to get rich, effectively making currency a non-issue from very early in the game. Will there be a more restrictive Expert option in Pillars 2 that cuts you off from the stash entirely, or anything else to keep the value of coins at bay?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=53m48s) **JS**: That's not a problem with you being able to take everything out of a dungeon. We could restrict that and you could still go back and take everything out. The issue is that the economy is not really well balanced for that purpose. We've tried to be more diligent about finding more "effective drains" and cost sinks in the economy, but limiting the stash doesn't really limit that at all. A diligent player can just go back and take all that stuff, there's no obstacle for them. We just have to balance it better. [Regarding multiclassing, previous statements make it seem like both classes will get access to spells and abilities based on the level of the highest class. Is this actually true or do you need to level up each classes to get further access to the ability tree?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=54m27s) **JS**: Each power source has its own level. They will continue to advance. For example, if you are a Rogue/Wizard, which I believe is a Spellblade, you will have points in Guile—which is the power source for Rogues—and Arcane—which is the power source for Wizards. If you only take a few levels in Wizard, you will continue to get little teeny bits and pieces of points in the Arcane pool over time. It's going to lag behind Guile if you don't put any points in it, or if you don't advance the Wizard class, but you're still advancing it. It will go up very slowly, and you can take things from that class, but yeah, it lags behind. If you don't give it any attention, it gets a little bit better, but not that much better. [Will Deadfire further explore how different cultures and individuals understand the cycle of souls and what it means for personal identity, or obligations to future generations?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=55m27s) **JS**: Yes, the main native culture in the Deadfire is the Huana, and the Huana, as Paul Kirsch said in his update, they have a caste system. They believe people are born into their castes, and the process of being born into a caste is based on spiritual lineage. Some of that is more or less "legit", and some of it is manipulated by movers and shakers within the society. You will see elements of that that play out both in the Huana culture, also some cultures that are less tradition bound, like the Vailian Republics that are much more, in their minds, "progressive". They kind of view themselves as pioneers in animancy, they're kind of the humanists of the setting. You will see more of that. [Are we going to get new voice lines in Deadfire and, if so, are they going to be more diversified such as in Icewind Dale 2?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=56m24s) **JS**: I don't know if you mean more lines per set or more sets. **AB**: Probably both. **JS**: Probably both. We have more lines in each individual set, and we'll probably have more voice sets. [Will the PC have idle animations like companions have?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=56m42s) **AB**: Yes. **JS**: We will have a few different personality types that you can pick for your PCs. Sassy — **AB**: I don't know how many we have, but there's like Sassy, and there's a couple of different stances so that when you're in paper doll or idling, the PC will transition into that stance for extra personality, customization. [With the extra VO goal reached, any chance for people of color voice actors for the Watcher?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=57m08s) **JS**: I think, just if we have more voice sets period, then that's something we can look into. [Any chance you beautiful people more reconsider the party size change for someone like me who plays his games more for the story than the combat? Having more companions with me is always preferable. I love you guys either way, thanks for making Pillars 2.](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=57m19s) **JS**: We didn't move to 5 party members like haphazardly, it's a pretty big change. We have fewer companions and we're trying to make them a lot deeper than they were in Pillars 1. We also know that if you have a Ranger, for example, you already have six things to control and that, compared to the Infinity Engine games, characters have more active things to do. Barring some really massive like, wow, something fundamentally is really awful, we're probably going to stick with 5 characters. Sorry. [Is stat bonus suppression except for the highest value still a thing in Deadfire?](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/120695299?t=58m02s) **JS**: So, on equipment we don't do suppression anymore. What we do instead is: stats only get benefits from certain slots. You might find boots that give a dex bonus, you might find gloves that give a dex bonus, but you're never going to find anything in a belt slot, a head slot, a neck slot that gives a dex bonus. They'll all add together, but you're never going to find more than two slots worth of items. Active ability stacking, that will still be a thing, but that's usually much easier to figure out what's going on. If you cast two spells only the most powerful active effect on a certain stat will apply.

  • Elna Mosciski

    It was warm. Galadah crouched through the thick underbrush. The strange beast hadn't seen her yet, and that was good: her stomach couldn't handle it getting away. As it drew nearer, she blew out a dart. The enchanted weapon found home in its neck, startled it for a second, and then caused it to drop dead. She sighed. Meat was far from her favorite food, but after not being able to find anything recognizable in these strange, hot lands, she settled for it anyway. Her supplies had run out suns ago and she wasn't sure how much longer she'd have to go on before finding the fabled Others... if they even still existed. It was a foolish undertaking, but in the face of onslaught, even something foolish bested certain death. She managed to drag the carcass to the river where she had made camp, her fire still burning. With a *thud* she released the weight of the beast and she plumped down next to the fire. While taking some water from her sack, she noticed a bird on a branch in a tree only a few yards away. Like so many things here, it looked strange, with weird colorful feathers. She lowered the sack. This was perhaps the strangest of the beasts she'd seen until now. It looked like it wore jewelry? She stood up to have a closer look, but by the time she got up the bird was already gone. Such a shame; she loved birds and really wanted to see it up close. With a sigh she took out her Home Stone from a pocket, but its sight didn't do much to lighten her mood: yet another of its facets had gone dark. Almost half of it now had that dull, ominous glance instead of the soft pulsing shimmering she was used to. No time to spare. She started skinning the animal and roasted it as fast as the enhanced fire let her. After removing some of the meat for direct consumption and travel provision, she placed a Fresh spell on the roasted meat as she wrapped it back up in some skin. She'd return here within ten suns to scout another path if the one she was going to take now didn't work out. Having fresh food upon her return would make things less complicated. The sun was already starting to sink as she made her way to the top of a rather large tree a bit south of her encampment. The forest was large, without any discernible details that would help her pick her way... Except for a shimmering in the distance. She didn't pick up on it first, dismissing it as just being heat, but now that the sun was going down, temperatures weren't so high anymore that could have been the case. She frowned. Well, at least it was something to investigate, instead of wandering around aimlessly. She took a glance behind her, in the general direction of where her much softer home lands were... And noticed a faint plume of smoke. *Laraina's Curse! They're following me!* She hasted her way down and made sure to hide her meat stash better, then doused her fire and dispelled the smoke. She'd have to move faster even than before. When Galadah finally reached where she thought she'd seen the shimmering two suns ago, she found the first sign that her travels might not be in vain. A large city, in ruins... Her Elders had warned her that she might sense an invisible force there, something more evil than that for which she was seeking help. All they had to offer was that she should try and stay clear of it as much as possible. And, indeed, she felt this force, radiating from the city. But she had no choice. If she was going to find the Others, this was her best shot. Fate had something else in mind, though. As she turned around, two things happened. She first saw the colorful bird again, with it's silver jewelry-like motif. Second, something started to make a noise in the forest edge. Before she had time to react, she was down on the ground with her chest so painful that she suspected at least half her ribs were broken. On top of her was an Imperial Drago beast, it's rider smiling at her with so much hate that it made her nauseous. As she struggled to keep conscious and tried to get the best to remove its paw from her chest, the rider stepped of and removed his helmet. "Well well, what do we have here Shraga? Looks like a little elf, lost in the world!" The beast snarled and clapped it's bird like beak at her. The warrior laughed and patted its side. "Seems you eat well tonight. But first... It would be a shame to not use her for a bit more than just food first..." Her heart skipped a beat. She knew what would be coming. And with that... *thing* on top of her, there wasn't much she could do. All her magic was based around defense, not offense, save for the darts, let alone the fact that concentrating on releasing magic with half her ribs broken would prove challenging in normal circumstances, let alone the problem she was in now. And there was no way she could... *Thud* The warrior came crashing down to his side, a perfect hole pierced right through his chest. The animal let out a deafening screech and made a run for it. It didn't get far before a beam of light put it down as well. With some difficulty she looked to where the beam came from and saw a young woman emerge from the forest as well. She holstered a shiny thing back to her side... And had the strange bird perched on her shoulder. She whistled something to it and it took off with a speed she couldn't even begin to comprehend. As she knelled down, Galadah noticed she lacked the ears of her own kind. And she was *tall*. The woman smiled and pressed something against her neck. What followed was the best sleep Galadah had since she had left her Circle... ***** "You know it's not policy to intervene in the squabbles of the Neo's, right Diana?" Diana shrugged while she got a coffee from the replicator. "You should've seen that thing, Nathan. I know evolution takes its own course, but this was more akin to a friggin *dinosaur*. And sorry, but I'm not going to let some barbarian lunatic rape a young girl if I can help it." At the other end of the briefing room, lieutenant Nathan Gar smirked. "Right. Female intuition right there. Big guy, little girl, must be a rape going on." Diana threw him a look. "He commanded the beast to work her to the ground so hard that we've been busy for five days repairing all the resulting broken bones and ruptured muscles. And I don't know what your wife thinks when your unclasping your belt and pants, but I bet it isn't "he wants to talk about the lovely weather today", right?" "That'll be enough, both of you." Counselor Drake stepped into the room and motioned the two of them to sit down. "We've been reviewing the girl's biometric data. Things are off. We weren't sure, but after reviewing the videos from your dronebird, Diana, we can only come to one conclusion." The counselor motioned to the vidscreen. The girl was seen moving her hands while a green glow enveloped the animal she had prepared. "Next to the fact that we confirmed that the animal she had roasted was done -in a mere thirty minutes- our investigative squad found that the meat she had stowed away was still warm." Nathan shook his head. "So? Probably just rest warmth. And thirty minutes? Get lost. I'll bet you that half of it is now infested with maggots." Diana smirked as she took a sip. "You really don't want to hear it, do you?" Counselor Drake sighed and sat down too. "We had a hard time believing it, too. But it's true. We brought in the stashed meat and it's *still* hot. I'm sorry, Nathan. But Diana was right..." Gar shook his head again and stood up. "I'll prove that it's all a sham. This isn't over yet." The force with which he closed the door made it all the more clear that he was pretty annoyed. With just the two of them left, the counselor turned his attention to Diana. "That leaves us with a new problem: what are we going to do with a girl -an *elf*, as you say- that uses magic?" Diana looked into her coffee for a bit. "It's evident she came looking for us. None from beyond The Border have come this way since it went up, yet here she is, with a barbarian in hot pursuit. I think we should just ask her..."

  • Ettie Kshlerin

    You're asking a very broad question while looking for specifics, making it very hard to pinpoint an answer. I'll give my advice on bug out bag items. The bag itself - Should be a solid backpacking bag. Keep it light enough that it's manageable. For a very fit individual, the max weight should be your body weight divided by 3. Most of us are not that fit, so adjust accordingly. It should have hip support, well stitched straps, several compartments and a way to attach things to the outside (molle webbing, carabiner loops or exterior straps). Should be weatherproof. Water - Depends entirely on your location. I live in Canada - Land of lakes and rivers. I wont need to carry a ton of water all the time. I've got a [sawyer squeeze](https://www.amazon.ca/Products-SP131-PointOne-Squeeze-Pouches/dp/B005EHPVQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687443&sr=8-1&keywords=sawyer+squeeze) as my primary water filter. The collapsible water bottles it comes with work great for water storage as well. Wife and daughter carry a [lifestraw](https://www.amazon.ca/LifeStraw-LSPHF017-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687536&sr=8-1&keywords=lifestraw) as backups. We have some iodine drops as well. As far as water carrying devices go, i find [nalgene](https://www.amazon.ca/Nalgene-Tritan-Mouth-Bottle-32-Ounce-Blue/dp/B001NCDE8O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486688303&sr=8-1&keywords=nalgene) bottles work great. Theyre light and strong, and come in various sizes. A canteen is great if you want to use it to cook over a fire. Its not a bad idea either to have a large (5 litre+) collapsible water container. They're plastic and light. I havn't used mine extensively enough to recommend. Sharp Things - I've got a [Kabar](https://www.amazon.ca/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Straight-Fighting/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486687691&sr=8-1&keywords=kabar) as my primary fixed blade. It's tried and true. Good metal, full tang. I've got a [leatherman wave](https://www.leatherman.com/wave-10.html) multitool. Carry it everyday on my belt. Super handy. I should really add a 3-4" folding knife to my pack as sometimes the kabar is too big, and the multitool is hard to clean. I also carry a [Cold steel shovel](https://www.amazon.ca/Cold-Steel-Special-Forces-Hardwood/dp/B00169V99K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486688125&sr=8-1&keywords=cold+steel+shovel). I looked into folding shovels, and they didnt seem reliable. Moving parts means they're more likely to fail. I haven't used this one extensively, but the few times i have tried it, its done an excellent job. If your pack's too heavy, put this one in your car. Food - Your typical protein bars, dried rice/bean mix, snickers, small jar of PB, oatmeal and dehydrated fruit. A small bit of olive oil packs a ton of calories and adds flavour. It's good to have a small container of salt and pepper, or other spices to add flavour. You can grab MRE's or those mountainhouse dried meals, but theyre expensive. If you regularly buy pepperettes or jerkey, stick some in your bag and rotate it out when you buy it next. Multivitamins can keep you up if youre not getting a ton of food, but dont rely on them. Bring any meds you need, as well as tylenol or aspirin. Hygiene - Pack a couple rolls of TP. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (chuck if too much weight), wash cloth, soap, soap for clothing, feminine products (if applicable), couple garbage bags (can separate dirty clothes), wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer. Sun screen and bug spray in small bottles. Clothing - Carry at least 7 pairs of good socks. Some warm ones if the location's cold. Extra shirts, underwear are essential. Pants/shorts and sweater are optional (besides whatever you're wearing). Stick your clothing in a [waterproof sack](https://www.amazon.ca/Waterproof-Camping-Boating-Kayaking-Canoeing/dp/B00LSC2886/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486689382&sr=8-1&keywords=waterproof+sack). Try to keep only clean, dry clothes in there (no airflow + damp = mold). -Paracord and rope -Carabiners -Sewing kit -Tent patching kit (if you have a tent or a tarp) -Tarp (who saw that coming). Doesn't have to be massive. Just know how to set it up to keep you dry. -Fire Source. Have many. Lighters are cheap, stash away a bunch (7?). The [lighter leash](https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Lighter-Leash-Retractable-Holder/dp/B00WF05E0E) is awesome. You should be able to find that cheap at a corner store. Storm matches, for when its rainy. I think [these](https://www.amazon.ca/Stormproof-Matches-twin-matches-Misc/dp/B00345Q1WE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486689853&sr=8-3&keywords=storm+matches) are what I got. You can light them in any weather, put them under water, and they'll still be lit. Not a bad idea to carry regualr matches in a waterproof container. Firestarter packets are great. I just soak cotton balls in Vaseline. Flint and steel is cool, but only useful if youve exhausted all other fire starting methods. -Super Glue -Safety pins -Zip ties -Light. Hand crank flashlight is awesome. If you have a battery powered one, carry spare batteries. The [mini maglite](https://www.amazon.ca/Maglite-M2A01H-Flashlight-Holster-Combo-Pack/dp/B00002N6SN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486690164&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+maglite) has a belt holster. Those small LED flashlights are great too. Grab a few glowsticks. -fork and spoon -emergency blanket or emergency sleeping bag. Only useful if you're SOL. -poncho -sleeping bag for your location. If its warm you don't need this. Can use a hammock or sleeping pad. Try and keep these small as they take up a ton of space. -Compass. Useful if you have a map. -Map of your location/where youre going. -Signal mirror and a good whistle. -Fishing supplies. I've got an [emmrod](http://www.emmrod.com/). You can put a fairly small cheap reel on here. I've got the [shimano ix2000](http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/shimano-ix2000-spin-reel-0784572p.html). It casts a pretty good distance. Hooks, weights, bobs etc. Can all fit in small waterproof containers or camera film containers. Dont forget line! Mines already on the reel. A fishing vest gives you lots of little pockets to keep things in arms reach. -First Aid kit. There's extensive lists online depending on how large you want it. Some gauze, band aids, polysporin, burn cream are a good start. Try and build it yourself, don't buy the gimmikey premade ones. Keep yours in a waterproof Tupperware container. -Tiny roll of Gorilla Tape -Games. Some dice and a deck of cards go a long way. Don't underestimate the value of laughter. If a sudden collapse ever happens, these might save you from depression. -Headlamp. I've got [this](https://www.amazon.ca/Rayovac-SPHLTLED-B-Sprotsman-Xtreme-Headlight/dp/B001F0RCIC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1486691032&sr=8-2&keywords=rayovac+headlamp) rayovac one (i think). Seems easy on batteries and has lasted a few camping trips. Haven't put serious use on it tho. -Eating equipment. A mug and a small plate go a long way. A folding pan goes a long way, but is heavy. I would love to learn to use a pressure cooker over fires. -Handkerchief or travel kleenex -Bandanas. 3 of them. -Bungee cords can be useful, but they run the risk of snapping and taking out an eye. -Ziplock bags are handy. Keeps a lot of small things organized and dry. -Pencils, Pens, notepad/book, sharpie. -Hatchet is useful, but heavy. Take one if you can. The [sven saw](https://www.amazon.ca/Sven-Saw-21/dp/B002J900EQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486691739&sr=8-1&keywords=sven+saw) is awesome and hasn't broke on me yet. -Spare pair of glasses (if applicable) -Some sort of firearm is almost necessary. I don't have one yet, but i was planning on a 10/22 takedown. It's small and easy to pack. Bullets are light. If you need more stopping power than a .22, you're in a heap of trouble. Guns are not my specialty (can you guess), so ill leave it up to you -In lieu of a firearm, you could grab a crossbow. If that's still too much, a good [slingshot](https://www.slingshotchannelstore.de/english/rambone/rambone2-0-clips-theraband/) will do great. -phone booklet and address's. In case your phone craps out and you cant charge it. -A small windable clock is great. A solar [watch](http://www.nywatchstore.com/mrws300h-1b.html) is better. I think thats the one i have. (Will finish in a bit)

  • Janick Nienow

    I've played through the game many times as a full mage build. In my opinion, it's the most interesting build because it requires you to take full advantage of everything the game offers. Some of the tips I provide below echo some of the things previous people have said in reply to your post, but a lot is new. (1) the #1 thing to keep in mind as a pure mage is that (without mods), your magicka is limited and does not regenerate. When you're out of magicka, you're out, and you have to rest or drink a potion to be able to cast again. For this reason, if you're doing a vanilla playthrough, always make sure to keep a few attack scrolls and a good dagger in your inventory--they will do in a pinch. Also, prioritize alchemy. Vanilla restore magicka potions are expensive, and if you know what you're doing with the alchemy tools you can make potions that restore a small amount of magicka over a reasonably long period of time. If you're going to play with mods, there are a couple ways you can get around this without (what I consider) cheating. First, if you use companion mods, your companions can take the fight to the enemy when you run out of magicka (very useful). Second, there are a couple of high level quest mods that add some minor magicka regeneration as a reward. I don't consider this cheating because a high-enough level mage would likely have figured this out, and high level play as a mage can be boring otherwise because powerful spells cost so much magicka. Third, if you download Necessities of Morrowind, there's a drink you can learn how to make that adds magicka regeneration temporarily, and its fairly balanced to make. Finally, if you play with the atronach birth sign, you can "regenerate" your magicka by letting enemy spells hit you, as you will have a permanent, high-magnitude spell absorption spell on your constantly. In exchange, resting doesn't restore any of your magicka, but at later levels when many enemies have spells it's pretty handy. (2) Practice your skills. Unlike melee skills, where many melee strikes are needed to defeat an enemy (raising skills faster), spell skills level up slowly because fewer spells are needed to take the enemy down. This can make leveling up a mage frustrating...if you don't "think like a mage." How do you think mages in Morrowind learn and get better at spells? PRACTICE! Use spellmaking merchants to create low-level "cantrips" (spells with very low magnitude, cost, and duration), find a good place to practice, and cast until you run out of magicka. Normally, as long as you pick a mage-centric birthsign, you can get at least 2-3 skill-ups this way before running out of magicka. A couple days of solid practice and you'll have a new level under your belt. Without this method, or paying for training, certain spell schools (aka, conjuration), become very difficult to level. (3) Prioritize the right stats. Most spells use willpower as an associated statistic, meaning that leveling up most spell schools will give you a level up multiplier for willpower. However, intelligence is far more important. If your magicka doesn't regenerate, then the best alternative is to have more of it. Prioritizing alchemy, enchant, and conjuration when you pay for training helps this a lot. Endurance is also important. Even if you don't have a multiplier, put a point of endurance in when you level up. Otherwise, the term "glass cannon" will definitely have meaning when you approach mid-high levels. Nothing wrong with paying for training in medium or heavy armor so that you can be a battle mage, or paying for spear so that you have an alternative weapon to use in combat. (4) I've said this already, but use and level up alchemy and enchanting! Many potions and enchanted items can make up for the weaknesses of a mage. Shield spells (which reduce melee damage), are costly if cast by you, but are less so when cast via an enchanted item. A 20-30 point., moderate duration shield spell cast by an enchanted item will get you through most melee heavy fights, and you'll be able to make higher magnitude ones letter. I made a ring that gave me 80 shield for 15 seconds at higher levels. To facilitate this, save high level soul gems and high enchanting-capacity jewelry that you encounter. If you don't have a house yet, stash them at Cosades' place so that you'll have what you need. (5) Don't be afraid to make your own spells, especially at higher levels. Most spells in the game only do one thing, and aren't very creative. Why only paralyze something when, at the same time, you can shock it and damage its endurance too? (6) Do the right quests. Several low-level quests in the game reward you with items that remain incredibly useful until late game. The most important of these items, at least defensively, is the "Belt of the Armor of God," which you get for solving murder quest in Vivec. Other useful items include --The amulet of levitating. You get this by solving the "trade goods wanted" quest in Tel Vos, which you don't have to be a member of House Telvanni to do. You probably won't have enough skill or magicka to cast many levitate spells early game, and this makes up for that --X-mirror robes (Frost Mirror, Flame Mirror, etc.). These aren't quest rewards--you can buy them in game. But they're very useful defense against spell casters early on, and not terribly expensive. (7) Join the right faction. You always need to be on the look out for more powerful spells, training, and alchemy/enchanting supplies, and many higher level spells and trainers are only accessible if you're a member of the appropriate faction. The two factions for mages in Morrowind are the Mages Guild and House Telvanni. The Mages Guild quests are easier and the mages guild has more trainers. However, most of the quest rewards are awful (simple one-use items like scrolls and potions), and the ones that aren't you can get on your own anyway by finding the dungeons that they're in. The mages guild also doesn't have a stronghold (though you can rest in guild beds when you're a member). However, there is a restocking "supplies" chest you can get soul gems and restore magicka potions from (useful at early levels), and the Mages Guild has a presence in most cities of significance in Vvardenfell. The House Telvanni quests are harder and, in many instances, more annoying to get and complete. Most of House Telvanni's holdings are in a part of Vvardenfell where ONLY House Telvanni stuff is, and only accessible via long walks or boat travel (the latter of which is very expensive at early levels). That being said, the quest rewards are EXCELLENT, and include new spells learned for free, training books, and powerful cast on use items. These items include an amulet that paralyzes and does shock damage, and paralyzing sword, and a glove that summons three atronachs at once. In addition, as a member of House Telvanni, you get a pretty sweet stronghold--a wizard's tower of your own! However, it IS in the middle of nowhere, so you'd have to keep a recall spell there for early access. (8) Use mods. Not mods that allow you to cheat, but mods that enhance gameplay for the mage. Morrowind mages, especially those in House Telvanni, have a wide variety of excellent mods that are useful to them, some of which are the best Morrowind has to offer. I made a list of these mods available here, if you're curious: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1490690-jasons-quintessential-telvanni-mod-list/ All in all, don't be afraid to try a mage playthrough in Morrowind! It can be challenging at times, but its the most rewarding (and most interesting) in the long run. Happy to answer any questions you might have, and good luck!

  • Rhea Schuppe

    Rory had hear legends of the Sea Gate since he was a little child. He had always wanted to go to the far western shores and see the massive gate for himself, with his own eyes. But those fantasies soon died when the Black Mist flowed into the valley. Village after village had died as the Black Mist rolled over them, like a horrific cleansing of all life. Not even livestock survived. Rory, now a man, had traveled to a village that the Black Mist had left. Just to see if there were any survivors. Tying a scarf tightly over his face and wearing special goggles his village shaman made, Rory set forth into the dead village. He scrounged around and found a few useful tool that could come in handy when properly cleaned of the yuck the Mist brought. A shuffling made Rory freeze like a stone. His hand slowly grasped the hilt of his sword, a gift from his father. Rory slowly stood and carefully made his way to the source of the noise. He came across an old man, lying in a pile of dirty hay, coughing a black smoke. Rory took a step back, the old man had been in the village when the Black Mist was here. "Boy." The old man coughed, reaching up a wrinkled hand towards Rory. "Come." "You have the Yuck." Rory stated. "You will to. There is a cure." The old man smirked. "There is no cure for the Yuck just as there is no fighting the Black Mist." Rory held his ground, refusing to go anywhere near the dying man. "There is." The old man persisted. "Beyond the Sea Gate is a civilization who has the power to eradicate the Black Mist and heal all those who have been stricken with the Yuck. You must go there, young man, go there and get the cure and the power to stop the Black Mist before it destroys your village." Rory stared at him, watching the old man die. It was haunting. Rory turned to walk away, muttering a prayer to the deaf gods for the old man's soul, when a glint of gold caught his eye. He turned and saw a pendant peeking out from the hem of the old man's tunic. Rory swallowed and dared to go closer. He pulled the tunic back with a stick he found nearby. The pendant was as bright a gold as the sun and seemed to glow on its own. An image of a peaked archway with a setting sun behind it was emblazoned on the piece of jewelry. Rory, making sure his gloves were secured on his hands, wrangled the pendant off the old man's corpse. He slipped it into a pouch and hurried to scavenge anything else he could before heading back home. When Rory returned, he dropped his findings off at Jolic's place, the man would clean everything before selling it and giving Rory his cut of the profits. Rory held onto the pendant, taking that instead to Avril, the village shaman. "Where did you find this?" Avril asked in his usually raspy tone. "Some old man had it on him. He died from the Yuck." Rory said. "What did he tell you?" Avril looked up at Rory, his dark eyes glistening in the crackling firelight. The bottles and vials that hung from the hut roof cast a rainbow of muted colors about the shaman, making the scene look more mystical to Rory than every before. "He said some nonsense about the Sea Gate and how there is a cure and a way to fight off the Black Mist." Rory waved it off as if it was nothing more than the ramblings of an old dying man. He reached up and twirled a vial that was a deep, clear blue. "He is not wrong." Avril whispered. "I didn't know that anyone else had come through the Gate, it has been so long." "What are you talking about?" Rory frowned, turning his attention back to the old shaman. "Silly boy." Avril laughed, a raspy, coughing laugh. "He is right. I have come from the land beyond the Sea Gate and what he said is true." "If you have come from there and what the old man said was true then why didn't you bring the power to defeat the Black Mist with you? Why didn't you bring the cure?" Rory eyed the old shaman, not believing him. "Because I was banished for using arts that were not allowed in the Golden City." Avril coughed. "I brought back someone I loved from the dead and was punished for it." Rory stared at him silently. He had heard of necromancy from travelers who would pass through with their tales, but never heard it from the town shaman, a trusted man. Rory felt himself take a step back from Avril. "It is ok, boy. I was stripped of most of my powers. I will never be able to be as powerful to raise the dead as I once had been." The old shaman sighed heavily as he fingered the pendant. He suddenly held it out to Rory. "Take this to the Sea Gate, this will allow you passage through. Seek out the White Dragon, she will be able to help." "What?" Rory stuffed his hands into his pockets. "I am not leaving this town, we are still safe. The Black Mist hasn't gone south yet." Just as Rory spoke those words an alarm sounded. It was the rare sound of three high trills from the alert bird, Gary, circling the village. The Black Mist had been spotted. Rory looked outside the hut door, fear clawing around his gut. He jumped when Avril grabbed his wrist and pressed the pendant into his palm. "Take it. Save this side of the Gate." Avril said, his voice no longer raspy but sounding more like a young, confident man. "Do what must be done to stop this curse from crawling on the ground." "But I am just a farm boy." Rory muttered, stunned at the sudden change of demeanor in the shaman. "You must do something besides sit and watch. You need to take action." Avril shrank back into his little humped form. "Or would you rather die with the rest of us? We can only move the village so many times before we run out of food." Rory gripped the pendant. He rushed out of the shaman's hut and to his home. He needed supplies, he needed a horse. He could borrow Yan's horse, and return it to her when he came back, he thought. Rory was in a flurry of motion as he packed as lightly as he could with only the necessities. He grabbed his hidden stash of money and tied it tightly to his belt. Turning, Rory was surprised to see his mother standing in the doorway. "Where are you going? You need to help your father with the crops." She said, panic in her eyes and voice. "There is something more I can do." Rory said. "If I hurry, I can be back before long." "What do you mean?" His mother frowned, head tilting to the side. Rory strode over to her, kissed her cheek and left. He had asked for Yan's horse and she said to have it back before they had to move the village. He promised he would. Before he left, Rory stopped by Avril's place and asked where he should go. Avril told him that he should ride west as far as he could until he would come to the ocean. It was there when the sun set that the Gate would show itself and open for him. With that knowledge, Rory set off to the Gate to save his village.

  • Mariane Becker

    ###**[Catch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXj8FM7lTrw)** **Iron Fist** > **KREESE:** Anyone remember lawn darts? This isn’t nearly as deadly. Iron Fist was on a street, with crowds of people milling about. Abandoned buildings lined the sides, and directly in front of him was a truly gigantic dartboard. Iron Fist’s trained eyes caught two kids who stood out from the excited masses - a girl of about high-school age in an ostentatious dress and a boy clad in some kind of black toga, with - Danny blinked, then blinked again - feathered wings. Both were holding baseball bats. A look down at his own hands confirmed that Iron Fist, too, was holding a baseball bat. Which is interesting, because he didn’t remember picking one up. And at the same time, he found that he couldn’t put it down. > **HOWARD:** Rules of Man Darts are simple. Look around and you’ll see a bunch of scurrying roaches, or as some backwards individuals like to call them, “people”. Take that blunt object you’ve got in your hands and whack as many people you can into that big-ass dartboard! Just like in darts, the closer you get to the center, the more points you get! Most points at the end of the game wins, and of course, if you die, you lose instantly, immortalized as a failure for all time! Get to work, kids! Time starts - NOW! --- **Shikamaru** Shikamaru was vaguely aware that he shouldn’t be out of his quarters, but the circumstances - and really, the DeathWatch game in general - had piqued his curiosity. He opened the door out of his control room and peeked out into the hallway. Just as he’d suspected. It actually looked relatively normal in here, more like a foyer you’d find in a house than the control center for an inter-universal death game. Whatever had been making that scraping noise was long gone now, but whatever was being SCRAPED had left deep mark in the floor, leaving a trail that led past the hallway’s various doors. Shikamaru walked beside it. He remained alert, just in case he happened to cross paths with any guards or patrols. He was decently sure he could handle himself in a fight - he wasn’t Chunin for nothing - but he couldn’t be sure exactly what caliber of fighter he might have to contend with. Anyway, he’d already expended the effort of leaving the room, so giving up now would make this a waste of time. He was going to follow this trail. Whatever was at the end had to be interesting, right? --- **Wolverine** The rules were seemingly simple. Just feed as many people as possible into the Turbinator, right? Turns out, there was a bit of a catch, which was that the people they’d filled the arena with were *fucking crazy*. “Wolverine!”, one man shouted, grabbing onto his shoulders. “I *love* you! I’m going to see *Logan* every day it’s in theaters and masturbate every time you’re on screen!” Another assailant wrapped her arms around his waist. “Wolverine, I’m just like you! I’ve always thought I was just Wolverine from another dimension, in another time! I want to wear your skin and become you!” Wolverine broke out of their grip and shoved them away from him, the wild grins still on their faces even as they were sucked backwards into the Turbinator. As soon as they had died, more ran up to take their place, all demanding autographs, sexual favors, or even stranger things. Wading through the mob, Wolverine could see that Sekarvu was having the same issue. “Out of my sight, abominations!” he commanded, swatting at some of his admirers with his tentacles, blasting some with glowing energy rays. The ones that were hit were knocked into the Turbinator’s effective range, while those that got zapped stiffened up on the spot. Wolverine realized something. Sekarvu isn’t fit for this kind of battle. He doesn’t even have limbs. Logan had the advantage in the challenge, which means he didn’t have to face Sekarvu directly. With a single right cross, he threw three more people into the Turbinator. This was going to be a piece of cake- Something hit him. Not anything tangible, or solid, but something that caused a sudden and excruciating pain to radiate throughout his entire body. “Don’t dare to presume that you can best the perfection that is *I*, waste,” Sekarvu said, drifting in Wolverine’s direction much faster than he would have expected. Looks like Sekarvu had come to the same realization - and figured that his best shot was killing Wolverine before the challenge was through. “Oh my God!”, an onlooker cheered. “They’re fighting! They’re fighting!” The crowd began to chant “Scram-BLE! Scram-BLE!” as Wolverine and Sekarvu squared off. --- **Usopp** “Get these guys off of me!” Sogeking demanded. He was working on providing crowd control while Balthazar dealt with Bollywood Man, but it definitely would have been easier to fight if he were farther away. Not that he couldn’t say he liked attention, but maybe not like this? “Sogeking! I want your nose up my asshole!” “Thanks for the, uh, compliment?” Sogeking responded, attempting to brush off his fans gently, “Man, the people here sure are strange…” > **HOWARD:** So what’s up with these devoted, passionate DeathWatch fans? I didn’t know anybody cared so much about lil’ old us. > **KREESE:** Well, truth is, they don’t. But dope them up enough and they’ll act any way you damn well tell them to! > **HOWARD:** You better not have used *my* hallucinogens for this. > **KREESE:** No worries, Howard *^you^lowlife^sack^of^shit* ! I have my own *private* stash. > **HOWARD:** Good, because I had some real good product saved up for a special occasion- hey, wait a minute, who is that? > **KREESE:** What the fuck? Hey, get out of the booth, we’re recording over here! > **HOWARD:** Just shoot that son of a bitch! Balthazar ducked under the outstretched arm of a scramble fan and blasted Bollywood Man with a plasma bolt. He blocked with his forearms, but it left them notably singed. He struck with his belt, the whip cracking down an inch away from Balthazar’s head. With a wave of Balthazar’s hand, the belt turned into a viper, which bared it's fangs and darted for Bollywood Man’s throat. Bollywood flexed his neck muscles, and the snake’s teeth shattered attempting to bite him. > **KREESE:** He’s fighting back! > **HOWARD:** The nerve of that son of a - what are those, gang signs? Oh, Christ! Kreese, I can’t move! I’m stuck! > **KREESE:** I’m kinda in the same boat here Howa- *gaak*, motherFUCKER that hurt! “Alright, citizens!” Sogeking said, backing off. “If you will not stand down and form an orderly line for your autographs, then I’ll be forced to use… THIS!” He withdrew a small, handheld chalkboard from his cloak and dragged his nails down the front. The painful noise stunned the crazed fans, sending them collapsing to the ground, covering their ears. --- From a high rooftop, overlooking the Death Press, a shadowy woman relayed information through an earpiece. “Yep, I see them. The dogs are fighting down there as we speak. Want me to interfere?”

  • Alexanne Schroeder

    I know ill be repeating a bunch of stuff from the other, but whatever. Leveling items. Get them, have them in your stash, organized, roughly in lvl requirement order. There are a certain number of them basically anyone wants. Ill consider its not a first character in a league, for the items part. * 2/3 Elreon jewellery, ideally -8 or enough to have 0 mana cost. As low lvl requirement as possible, either on a res or life base or stat you will need for leveling gems (notably str for flame totems, as casters tends to lack enough to lvl the gem asap) * Goldrim. 30-40% all res. Means you dont even need to bother for res at all in normal, and just to get some in cruel. Another one id like to mention : Three dragons. Lower res (26-30 all res), but if you play crit fire based and dont have big ignites yet, it can be good, as the ignite will be a shock instead, which geatly increases your damage. * Wanderlust. Ive seen people mention Abberath hoves and seven leaue steps, well, as much as they are good, they are also expensive AF, so unless you already have those around, dont bother. * As for gloves, it varies on what you need. Early on, Lochtonial gives AS and cast peed, wich is nice. If you are attack based, Sadima's touch provide whit nice flat added damage. If you need a bunch of dex, Slintherpinch gives quite a bit, as well as some attack speed. * As for belt, if you are attack based. there is meginord girdle with some flat added phys, with Prisweave later on, with a bunch of flat ele. Oterwise, there is Wurmbelt for some life and then bathed breath for some ES and generic damage. You can skip those and just pick up any life/res belts on the go, tho. * For the body armor, if you are not spell based, tabula. If spell based, whateverr with life and res. * Weapon will obviously depend on what you are going to level. If melee phys, best is probably shield charge with facebreaker, as long as you stack flat phys. EQ is good too, in wich case you can use the likes of Limbsplit, Wideswing, Geofri's/Cauterizer. For bow character, Storm cloud, into Death's harp, possibly into Doomfletch prism, with skills that have inate AoE. Finally, spell based, 2xLifesprig, using flame totem, added lightning, added cold and spark, added lightning, added cold and a orb of storm somewhere. Then change spark for firestorm as soon as you get it. Chane added cold when you get faster casting. And then change added lightning for ConC (firestorm) and ele focus/controlled destruction (flame totem) when you get those. After, you can switch a lifesprig for an Ashcaller (not necessary, tho) and get a reverbaration rod for Firestorm. You wont be needing anything else untill merciless dried lake and should still kill everything quickly. Some general tips for not wasting time, now. Kill only large groups that can be killed in 1/2 hits. You can run around a bit to make them group tightly for your aoe to kill all of them at once. Skip most rares that wont die quickly. Have a movement skill. Use it, often, and skip ledges, rooms, cliffs, etc with it. Have faster attacks/casting with it. Know the tree you are going to use. Know the pathing in it, so you can allocate quickly. Also, in general, you will be rushing toward certain keystones ( obviously depends on the build ), such as RT, EO or BM, as they provide a big boost to your build. Make sure you have enough res for certain boses, or you will have a bad time. Cold res for for Merveil/Daresso, Lightning for Dominus, whatever-the-fuck-his-name-is in sins 2, fire for piety/kaom. You can use a bismuth too, gives nice all res, tho not needing it is ideal. Quests: Know wich to skip. Other mentioned those. Some stuff in no particular order, that can save a couple of minutes here and there. For the bandits, keep the one you want to help for the last. Once you deal with a bandit (kill or help), TPing out is much faster then going back to WP. Same for medicine chest, or most dead-ends quests. When it comes to Alira, Go straight toward the guy in the middle. Along the way, notice wich side is full of spider webs. Once you kill the blackguards, go to the side there was no webs and deal with alira. Then crossover to spider lair. Reason is, keeping spider for last is faster as you can bail out and not have to walk back or use WP to get to alira. Once you reach act3, instead of going to town, just go straight to crematorium, and once you get Tolman's, tp back to nessa and get the keys. Walking into town is not necessary at all. Once you get to battlefront, head straight toward the blackguard and the ribbon spool, get it, get the WP if you didnt, then go to docks. Once you get the quest item in docks, TP back to town, then to battlefront and head to Dialla. Keep her for last, since talking to her before you have the items is not necessary, so you can go there only once. During the leveling, you basically dont want to pick up anything. Only relevant currency and items you need to upgrade. ID those while walking around. Have 2 Quicksilver. Ideally with movespeed during flask effect, and duration. You will want to have those up all the time. That all that comes to my mind. Hope it helps!

  • Ardella Farrell

    "Don't lose the transponder and you'll be fine," was the last thing that I could remember the grinning travel agent calling as the lightning flash of blue and white flooded the outboard deck, temporarily blinding me to my time--my when. I'd wanted to see pyramids at Giza during their construction, then a quick layover to the Fall of the Roman Empire, and I'd be back at work. I thought the holiday would help me get over Eliza. And if all else failed, the stash of drugs--enough to make Keith Richards blush--would tide me over until the loneliness crept back. I was right. But I didn't know how right I was going to be. I didn't know that once the light faded, and my vision returned, I wasn't going to be standing atop a vista overlooking the stone marvels pointing into the Egyptian sky. Nope. Wedding. The bastards at Spirit TimeSpace had screwed up my reservation. Definitely not magical, ancient, Stargate-like Egypt that I was hoping. Some quick thinking, a Google cache search on my phone, and a handle of absinthe stowed in my rucksack dumped into the punch bowl later, the wedding venue had gone from dismal to quite lively. If I wasn't going to be playing tourist and snapping IG pics or Snaps while in a drunken haze and reveling in the ancient past, I was going to make the best of it. I even made some friends that evening. They didn't understand a lick of what I meant by asking where the cake was, nor what sort of bullshit wedding didn't have a DJ or live band, let alone music. But they did laugh when I did the funky chicken. It wasn't until the morning after did I realize how fucked my situation was going to be. As I rose from my hung over daze, from beneath the arms of a lovely bird whose name I forget (Sherry? Marla? Arlene?) I saw it. My transponder. It had somehow dislodged from my belt during the course of the night, some time between the fifth and seventh round of "the best wine of the party," and was now lying in a pool of one of my newfound friend's sick. Fuck you, Phil. Fuck Spirit. Fuck, I was stuck. That was months (or was it years?) ago. And now I'm on my last battery charge on my phone. The power banks I had packed long ago when this shitstorm began all collecting sand and rusting in the Nazarean sun. "Pack in, pack out" was the one rule of travel. I figure regulations are out the window once you're stranded. Putting my phone into airplane mode the minute I'd realized I wasn't going to have cellular service on this BackTracking holiday had stretched its use as far as now, and I knew that only a few minutes of modern convenience were left, the glow from my phone's screen illuminating my face and the darkness of the cave being the most important. I scrolled up and down the screen, going through the books, not finding the right answer. Before long, I gave up entirely, locked the screen and put my arms behind my head as I fell back onto my stone bed. The pyramids had become a long forgone memory. But I couldn't help but laugh. I laughed until the echo of my chuckling reverberated on the stone walls of my cell. I thought back to the time my new friends had taken me fishing. Phil had introduced me to his buddy Nate after the wedding, and they both thought it a good idea to take me to the sea to ease my "troubled mind" as they called it. I called it ennui. "Galilea" they called the sea. It was a bigass lake. Certainly no Tahoe or Erie. So we sat in our dinky boat, them chattering on about how nothing was biting, complaining about the new levies being imposed by the prefect, the bastards at the temple making donations mandatory (yokel drivel, really), when another boat happened to bump into ours just when I was drifting off under the noon-day sun. The other guys in the boat, Simon and his brother Andy, apologized profusely, then also chimed in about how much of a pain in the ass it was not being able to catch anything, something else about Simon's old lady's mother being sick and how it was killing his bedroom. Enough chatter to drive a guy nuts. I figured it would liven up the boat outing if I lit a couple of M80s from my bag and toss it over to Simon's boat to shut him up. I was never much of an athlete, worse so when hung over. With a feigned disinterest I watched the sparking charges sail over the lip of the other vessel and down into the "sea." BOOM! Gurgle. Suddenly my friends and I had a huge haul of fish, around 153 by the time we hauled the dead catch to shore, I had two new friends in Simon and Andy, and they even brought me over to their place for dinner. When I gave their MIL two Advil capsules and an Emergen-C packet later that night, I thought it was weird when Simon and Andy offered to follow me in my travels. But a friend's a friend, right? A week later I showed them the joy of surfing. I swear the guys nearly had strokes, so amazed they were. They even brought along a few more friends to watch. Andy was kind enough to carve a makeshift skimboard for me when I told him the dimensions. Simon was so impressed he decided that without a shadow of a doubt he'd follow me wherever I went. (After seeing Simon's wife, couldn't blame the guy, the saint.) It gave off Stage V clinger vibes when he said that, but I was always up for a new drinking buddy. I dared him to change his name. He agreed. We settled on Peter. I'm a child at heart and the implication still makes me giggle. Sue me.

  • Margie Mann

    * Templar Assassin's Trap's Tooltip states that the trap slows by *"up to 50%."* -- Traps slow up to 60% * Templar Assassin's Trap's Slow Tooltip has the same problem. * Templar Assassin's Traps visually only slow 30%. (If a hero with 300 MS gets slowed by a max charged trap, their MS will appear to be 210.) I believe this is just a visual bug. * Tooltip shows Centaur aghs damage reduction being increased by spell amp. It is not. * When quick-buying Power Treads, the Belt of Strength is not removed from buying Band of Elvenskin or Robe of the Magi. * Double tapping a TP will not teleport you to the fountain if you are already in the fountain. If you shift-queue however, you can. (I think the first part is intended, second is not.) * Dragon Knight's Stun range indicator does not change when Dragon Knight enters Dragon Form. Dragon Form changes the cast range, but in order to maximize this, you will be stunning units outside the range indicator. * Unsure if fixed yet: If you spectate a ranked match, when the game ends, you will see the players' view (showing hidden stats, such as MMR). If you just open a random replay, these stats are hidden. * Typing for heroes on the hero tab is highly inconsistent. If I type R-I, Timbersaw (aka Rizzrack) will show up. If I type L-A-N, Templar Assassin (aka Lanaya) will not show up. Mortred does not work, and Mirana's names do not work. On the other hand Meepo's does work, and Medusa's does work. Haven't tested too many heroes on this. * Phantom Lancer can not select illusions during Doppelganger. If you use the skill, then issue a move command, Phantom Lancer will receive it, the illusions will not. This makes it apparent which one is real. * KDA is overlapping demo mode tools. * You cannot edit the "Popular Items" menu anymore. (It used to be editable just like a normal guide.) * In some cases, buying a large item will result in buying too many components. I can't give much more detail than this, but I went to secret shop with 4 OoV, spam clicked skadi, got 4 skadis **and one ulti orb and point booster**, I did not get the other point booster or OoV. * Buying an item such as Bloodstone or Octarine Core with brown boots may result in building arcanes. * When viewing an enemy Invoker, the current level of spell stat (like Deafening Blast damage) will be highlighted. This reveals what level Invoker's orb is at. * Juggernaut ward can be very hard to click if under the hero. This is mostly just a problem with bots. * (Probably intended) Tranquil boots break when your attack lands, not when it begins. If you drop boots, go for a last hit, then pick up the boots before the last hit, the boots will break. * You cannot drag an item from stash to shop (to sell). You can drag an item from your inventory/backpack to sell just fine. * Luna's Eclipse's Alt Text says `There is a .6 seconds gap, .3 seconds with scepter.` Should say `0.6`, `0.3`. * Hurricane Pike does not change a hero's Attack Acquisition range. For example, if you Hurricane Pick an ethereal unit, you will not begin to auto attack them until the ethereal wears off. If you A-click the ground, you will auto attack the closest enemy within acquisition range. If the enemy is outside your normal attack acquisition range, you will not attack the enemy (despite having infinite range). If you simply click the enemy, you will attack them again. * Manta illusions seem to lose invulnerability later than the main hero. You can, for example, hit the main hero with Slardar crush without hitting the illusions. Also, if the hero and illusions are within acquisition range, you will auto attack the hero every time. * Aghs hook damage pierces spell immunity. (This one may have been fixed, someone should double check). * If one item with a shared cooldown (TP, bots) is in inventory and one is not, the cooldowns can get de-synced. You could have 1 TP with 30s cd and 1 TP with 10. * Shrine range display disappears when activated. * Centaur Ult damage is amped by the ally’s damage amp, the tooltip show’s Centaur’s (may or may not be intended). * Illusions do not benefit from Quelling Blade's damage. When It was a percentage, they did. Patchnotes did not mention changes to interactions with illusions. (Probably intended though.) --------------------------------------- Missing vital information * Infused raindrop does not state whether the 50-120 value is before or after reductions. It is before. * Phantom Assassin's dagger does not show cast range in description. This is a problem as leveling the ability changes the cast range.

  • Alessandra Volkman

    Some candidates off the top of my head: * Antonio Brown - recent rumors may have the owner worried enough to sell especially with the hype building around the 2017 draft. If you can get him for a handful of firsts you've made a great deal for yourself. Take a look at the 2016 draft and remember that your picks are 50/50 to bust. AB is basically guaranteed to be the top scorer in PPR every year. * Deandre Hopkins - We know who he is. If the Texans bench the lobster for a FA acquisition or even an unpolished rookie he has top 5 WR upside. * Allen Robinson - I believe Bortles will bounce back again under a new regime and A-rob will re-regress back upwards. The talent and opportunity are still there to be a top 5 WR but some owners may be ready to jump ship already. * Sammy Watkins - Owners scared of his injury history may give him up to get a pick in 2017. That would be an undersell as he is an elite talent when healthy and still shockingly young. If he gets his foot in good shape this guy will be a staple of your team for years. * Todd Gurley - talent will remain while situation changes. Gurley is a top 5 talented RB in this league and still plenty young. * Alshon Jeffery - people call him lazy and unconditioned but you will wish you bought him for a 1st round pick if he goes somewhere like baltimore in free agency. * Keenan Allen - he can't keep getting hurt every season.. right? * Laquan Treadwell - the guy in your league who blew the 1.02 on this guy might be ready to sell him for a late first. The upside alone is worth the risk here. We still haven't seen what Treadwell is. I think it's too soon to jump ship. * Jeremy Maclin - one bad season marred by injury and the ascendance of Tyreek Hill and people have jumped ship in droves on a guy who just a year ago looked like an explosive receiver on a conservative, run first offense. He broke the curse of years past and caught a touchdown for the Chiefs. If Maclin were traded the upside is still really high on this guy. He deserves to go back to the Eagles imo. * Leonte Carroo - great size and speed, this guy was buried on the depth chart with his landing spot and thus plummeted in drafts. Unlike someone else in the 2016 class who was destined for a similar fate but got to shine because Coby Fleener can't catch a football, we still havent seen Carroo get the opportunity to show what he is. A trade or injury could send this guy's value skyrocketing. * JOSH GORDON - WATCH HIM GO TO THE PATS YOULL BE SORRY THEN. HE DOES LOVE ME DADDY HE TOLD ME HES COMING BACK. I NEED HIM. * Marquis Lee - hot take: he overtakes Hurns as the WR2 on that offense next year. Kid had a great season and has good size and height. * Jalen Richard - no matter who or whether the Raiders draft an RB, Richard has shown he can be an exciting part of an offense. I would own this guy if I could get my hands on him. * Cordarelle Patterson - elite agility and shown flashes throughout his career, Cpatt has very rarely been properly utilized on the Vikings offense. Combine that with free agency and a resurgence this past year and you have the makings of a very sneaking forgotten first rounder suddenly exploding back onto the scene in 2017. * Nelson Agholor - the upside here is too high not to buy this guy if you can get him for a mid to late 3rd. With two years under his belt if Agholor works on his game he could still develop into what people thought he could be. The only question is whether he was serious when he recently said he was committed to spending the off-season working on his weaknesses. * Jaelen Strong - at 6'4" and 217 pounds this guy is dripping with upside. We've seen what fuller is. If Strong recovers from his injuries that have seen him drop off the map in 2016, he could be poised to seize the number 2 job at training camp. I'm buying shares at his current price. * Charles Clay - he came on very late this season and can be had for next to nothing, possibly even for free. If you picked him up in the playoffs he may have won you a championship (which he did for me). Snag this guy if you have space in case he builds on the second half of his 2016 season. They are paying the man so they must think he can. * Karlos Williams - I have not yet forgotten what this man did filling in for McCoy. He isn't even rostered in many leagues and can possibly be placed in your taxi squad depending on your league settings. He is definitely a firm stash. Especially with D-Will finally showing signs of slowing down as a backup to Bell. And Bell could easily get suspended again or get injured. * Tanner McEvoy - okay you've really got to have space on your bench to stash this guy but twitter has been begging all year for the hawks to unleash the man who has looked incredible on his limited targets during his rookie year behind Baldwin, Lockett, Richardson, and Kearse. The problem here is how far he's buried. He's a project player but has flashed signs of big potential. If you have a taxi squad he's a guy to keep an eye on. * Jay Cutler - he's probably not even rostered. The former first rounder is still young enough to claim a starting job somewhere and could easily bounce back as a QB2 in the right landing spot.

  • Jermaine Leuschke

    Part 2: The Masquerade Ball Will's skin had turned the shade of shaved coconut and his mouth had dried up like flour. Rocking back and forth, he was a nervous pile of Jell-o at the Halloween Masquerade Ball. "Clementine's here," he reassured himself. "You just have to find her." He popped a mini Mars Bar from the candy buffet into his mouth. Then another. Then one more (because it's free! You would, too!). "God, I Iove sugar!" Will thought. "I love it a disgusting amount." Will shovelled a couple extra candies (sour keys, if you're wondering) into his pockets, adjusted his mask and scoured the bar for signs of Clementine. The place was a sea of sexy medical professionals, sexy superheroes and sexy animals. But none as sexy as Clem. Where was she? Suddenly, a finger hooked into the waist of his pants. He whirled around and came nose-to-nose with a pretty girl in a lace eye mask, a belly-bearing top and a flowy skirt. It was her. "I like your belt," she winked. "Thanks," he half-shrieked. "I like yours, too." Clementine wasn't wearing a belt, of course. Will knew this and he hated himself for saying something so dumb. "Thanks," she played along. "Most people don't notice it because it's invisible." "What are you supposed to be?" Will blushed. "I'm a fortune teller," she responded, twirling around to show off her skirt. "What are you?" "A fortune teller's client?" Will proposed. "My favourite client," Clementine flirted back. Clementine tugged Will to the bar by his belt loops like she was pulling taffy. "Two Stellas, please," she ordered. "That's my favourite beer," Will smiled. "I know," she grinned. "I'm a fortune teller tonight, remember? It's kinda my job." She lay a $10 bill on the bar and tapped the mouth of her bottle against his. "Cheers," she whispered. Will took a sip. "You know what goes great with beer?" Clementine smiled. "What?" "Kisses." Clementine slid her fingers around Will's jaw, gently aligning his lips with her's. As she moved closer, her other hand intercepted and placed a chocolate kiss between her front teeth. Their lips met and Clementine popped the chocolate into Will's mouth with her tongue. "God I love candy," she mused as Will stood open-mouthed and enchanted, the chocolate melting into his tongue. "I keep a secret stash in my room. Everything's better with a little added sugar. Ya know?" "Yes! Oh God yes! I DO KNOW!" Will wanted to scream. But he didn't because that would be weird, right? Clementine ran her fingers down Will's neck and rested them on his shoulders. "As a fortune teller, I'm very aware of signs," She whispered. "And I'm sensing that this song...the one playing now...is a sign about your future." Will cocked his head slightly to hear the song better. "Oh yeah?" He whispered back, trying to regain composure and cool his head. Clem pressed her cheek into Will's. They were both feverish and flushed. "Yes, I am 99% sure, actually..." she giggled nervously. "...that this is your theme song. And that's funny because it's also my theme song." Clem grazed Will's neck so lightly that he wasn't sure whether she'd bumped him with her nose or kissed him. "What are the odds?" he grinned, finally flushed with confidence. "I'm 100% sure that this is the fortune I've been hoping for." Will swept Clementine up in his arms and carried her toward the door. "Wait!" She gasped. "You're forgetting--" before she could finish, Will was in front of the candy buffet, filling his pockets with every shade of sugar; their fuel for a long night of getting to know each other better. Clementine soaked in the scene, knowing it would be the moment she'd tell her grandkids about someday; the moment she hooked her honey. All these years of studying Will, all the travelling through the centuries and watching at a distance, it had all finally paid off. "All I'm missing now is my little sugar plum," Will smiled as he swept Clementine - literally - off her feet and carried her out the door. And as the sweeties left the building, Marcy Playground's classic 90s makeout tune - Will and Clementine's theme song - played on.

  • Arch Padberg

    Yeah, but that goes back to being poor. If I want even a 5L... it's gonna be less than desirable as far as stats go. [5L + HP + Resists + (at least one defensive stat).](http://poe.trade/search/enamekobitahan) T5 5 rolls would fufill HP and resists requirements. Percent defense rolls could be done by T4. Granted, flat defense rolls would require T2, but it's only ilvl 59, so not super hard to obtain. Cheapest is 30C (and that's for sub-1000 armor on a chest - realistically the second cheapest is 55c and that'd be closer to what I'd need to go for in order to make the swap worthwhile I'd think), plus I'd need to find a helmet that was worthwhile as well. Granted, helmets are a fair bit cheaper (can get a decent one in the 5c range.) 60c *is* something I *could* afford, but it would be a mess of mixed currency, and that's just no fun for buyer or seller. 60c gets you into some pretty nice amulets. Either way I go, would also need to spend a bit reworking rings/gloves/boots/belt to take advantage of newfound freedom - but that should be similar in cost from either route. --- Losing the BoR also gives up a lot of useful stats that will be difficult to replace: * Pretty big chunk of flat attack dmg * Which can't be replaced on helmet or chest as best I know - [POE Affix.net](http://poeaffix.net/) seems to back that up - but I've no idea if it's accurate to the latest patch or way out of date. * Digging through stash I do have an Abyssus that more than offsets that loss, (and probably a fair bit of the difference between an offensive neck and The Anvil as well)... it also increases physical damage taken substantially, making for even spiker damage * 6% block * To keep 8%, so really only gaining 1 block node there... but that point goes away again if you want 78% block, as it would leave me with 'only' 77%. * Endurance charge generation * Which at least could be compensated for, but would require that I give up at least some of the sockets I gain by going chest/helm over BoR. * Affordable 6L * I'd likely have to drop a support. Likely the WED / Multistrike swap, as AoE/Conc is pretty handy to have available. That ends up costing me a fair bit of damage as well. It's 6am here, so I don't know that I've got it in me to do the math to see if that offsets any gains from the Abyssus... I don't *really* gain any offensive stats (other than possibly the Abyssus's massive flat damage), give up the utility of the BoR generating charges, being a 6L (7 if you count blind... ). I'd gain about 5% physical mitigation from damage, and 3% more block. --- Losing the Anvil *does* drop the 3% max block, but it also gets rid of the penalty to attack speed (granted, not huge), and the move speed penalty (again, not a make-or-break deal, but it's something.) However, it gives me a rare amulet as an option. Which brings a fair bit of benefits... * I'll certainly gain more life * I've got 153 on the BoR, realistically, I'm looking at around 180 if I'm lucky on a helmet and chest, so that's only 30 base HP gain - ammy should be in the 60+ range easily. - More realistically, I'm looking at about 150 on the chest / helm combined, and probably 70 on the ammy, which is a gain of 70 base HP - directly. * Being able to put resists on necklace as well opens up more options for better life rolls in my price range on other pieces. Currently both rings, gloves, boots combine to ~150 HP with strength factored in. * Ammy can theoretically roll ~130, rings ~120 each, boots and gloves ~110 each. That's potentially almost 600 HP from accessories available. I should be able to realistically gain close to 200 base life, even on a budget. * Potential for flat physical damage. * Potential for WED. * One of those shouldn't be hard to obtain... both might be a stretch, but either brings offense that otherwise is unavailable. * More room for chaos resist. * Degen auras are kicking the crap out of me - and higher tier maps are a frightening idea with the -30% chaos resist I'm currently running around with. --- Given all the pros and cons (that I can think of at least - if you know more lemme know...) do you really think it's better to keep The Anvil instead? I'm genuinely asking, as like I said in my initial post I suck at PoE. I (obviously - both from this post, and because I brought it up in the first place) think that losing the Anvil is at least potentially a good idea (and giving my current hassles with gearing... maybe even the best move short of farming Dried Lake until I've got a few exalts to burn) but if I'm *really* missing something I could easily be wrong and have no idea why.

  • Hermina Hessel

    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message3469323/pg1 if you downloaded wiki files from today go look at html file : page 524296 i cut and past : Navigation: » Directory » User #524297 Owner: User #524297 Home Bio Former Wiktator (or maybe Wiktator Reborn?), Current Pragmatic Programmer, and Agility Promoter. Coffee Addict, Connoisseur of International Barbecues, and Varied Malt Beverage Enthusiast, former Purveyor of Fine Tobaccos. Recovering World of Warcraft-aholic now on Hearthstone-methadone. Barely a Rake-beater in Limit Texas Hold'em, 5th Level Initiate of the 23rd Degree of the Bavarian Illuminati, and Seeker of Cosmic Encounters. I enjoy long walks on the beach, preferably hauling a backpack full of bricks and carrying a large fallen tree, beer keg, or cement chunk over my shoulder. I also have a BJJ blue belt in hugging dudes. Romantic, I know. And incidentally, don't trust anything from that @User #? dude. He's kind of a jerk. Employment History Timeline Office Job Title 2015 - 2018? IOC Europe TIO: Engineering 2013 - 2015 IOC/EDG/AED/Embedded Development Branch (EDB) TIO: Engineering 2011 - 2013 IOC/FIO/Russia TIO: Tradecraft 2008 - 2011 IOC/COG/NOD/Network Research Team TIO: Engineering re-org'd out of existence, aka. "Not Really There" 2003 - 2008 IOC/EDG/AED/Unix Development Branch TIO: Engineering re-org'd out of existence, R.I.P. 2000 - 2003 Office of Security/Information Security Group/ISTAC Information Security Engineer re-org'd out of existence Currently Working On... Previously Worked On... Now on Stash... IOCE Operations Copperfield (the OG implant for Linux) Libido (library for interactively defined obfuscation) Ipecac (error handling/debugging library) Turncard (Rogue was a Turncard clone) Scylla (first Mac OS X throwaway beacon) Cydia Pomonella (what became SeaPea) Pterodactyl HOWTO Applications on IRC Sparrowhawk MaddeningWhispers Philosoraptor Home Technical Advisory Council (TAC) My dotfiles ('recently-updated' missing) The Robot Sez: ('status-list' missing) Navigate space ('pagetreesearch' missing) ('pagetree' missing) Comments: 2015-02-11 10:06 [User #71473]: Nice! Now I can hopefully figure out what badges are available 2015-02-11 09:53 [User #524297]: Gamify! by Luxoft. 2015-01-28 18:56 [User #71473]: Dude, what is the plugin for the Confluence gamification called? I can't find a list of badges and I must. Grind. BADGES!!! 2014-06-16 13:38 [User #20873326]: Fingernail clippings? 2013-10-30 06:37 [User #524297]: He had a large carved wooden desk that he carried with him from job to job. I shudder to think what was being stored in that desk that he couldn't leave behind. 2013-10-23 12:49 [User #71473]: I just barely missed User #72744., but an old buddy of mine, User #72743, worked for him. He said he was "sorta funny". User #72742 apparently knew him as well and said he was "really odd" 2013-05-08 17:27 [User #524297]: Yep, there's a good number of ISTAC refugees in AED (and IOC in general). User #72745., User #72746 (Now NOD/CRT), User #?. User #72747 in Mobile and User #71379 were both in Security too. (I think User #72748 and User #72742 have been through there as well, but that was before my time). Dude. Panty-Raider User #72744 was my boss. 'Nuff said. 2013-05-08 17:22 [User #71473]: Oh snap, you were in ISTAC? I just missed you (2004, right before it got reorged out of existance) Attachments: robot.png Sub-Pages: Idea Box Single Bus Theory Engineering Log

  • Tanner Lehner

    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message3469323/pg1 if you downloaded wiki files from today go look at html file : page 524296 i cut and past : Navigation: » Directory » User #524297 Owner: User #524297 Home Bio Former Wiktator (or maybe Wiktator Reborn?), Current Pragmatic Programmer, and Agility Promoter. Coffee Addict, Connoisseur of International Barbecues, and Varied Malt Beverage Enthusiast, former Purveyor of Fine Tobaccos. Recovering World of Warcraft-aholic now on Hearthstone-methadone. Barely a Rake-beater in Limit Texas Hold'em, 5th Level Initiate of the 23rd Degree of the Bavarian Illuminati, and Seeker of Cosmic Encounters. I enjoy long walks on the beach, preferably hauling a backpack full of bricks and carrying a large fallen tree, beer keg, or cement chunk over my shoulder. I also have a BJJ blue belt in hugging dudes. Romantic, I know. And incidentally, don't trust anything from that @User #? dude. He's kind of a jerk. Employment History Timeline Office Job Title 2015 - 2018? IOC Europe TIO: Engineering 2013 - 2015 IOC/EDG/AED/Embedded Development Branch (EDB) TIO: Engineering 2011 - 2013 IOC/FIO/Russia TIO: Tradecraft 2008 - 2011 IOC/COG/NOD/Network Research Team TIO: Engineering re-org'd out of existence, aka. "Not Really There" 2003 - 2008 IOC/EDG/AED/Unix Development Branch TIO: Engineering re-org'd out of existence, R.I.P. 2000 - 2003 Office of Security/Information Security Group/ISTAC Information Security Engineer re-org'd out of existence Currently Working On... Previously Worked On... Now on Stash... IOCE Operations Copperfield (the OG implant for Linux) Libido (library for interactively defined obfuscation) Ipecac (error handling/debugging library) Turncard (Rogue was a Turncard clone) Scylla (first Mac OS X throwaway beacon) Cydia Pomonella (what became SeaPea) Pterodactyl HOWTO Applications on IRC Sparrowhawk MaddeningWhispers Philosoraptor Home Technical Advisory Council (TAC) My dotfiles ('recently-updated' missing) The Robot Sez: ('status-list' missing) Navigate space ('pagetreesearch' missing) ('pagetree' missing) Comments: 2015-02-11 10:06 [User #71473]: Nice! Now I can hopefully figure out what badges are available 2015-02-11 09:53 [User #524297]: Gamify! by Luxoft. 2015-01-28 18:56 [User #71473]: Dude, what is the plugin for the Confluence gamification called? I can't find a list of badges and I must. Grind. BADGES!!! 2014-06-16 13:38 [User #20873326]: Fingernail clippings? 2013-10-30 06:37 [User #524297]: He had a large carved wooden desk that he carried with him from job to job. I shudder to think what was being stored in that desk that he couldn't leave behind. 2013-10-23 12:49 [User #71473]: I just barely missed User #72744., but an old buddy of mine, User #72743, worked for him. He said he was "sorta funny". User #72742 apparently knew him as well and said he was "really odd" 2013-05-08 17:27 [User #524297]: Yep, there's a good number of ISTAC refugees in AED (and IOC in general). User #72745., User #72746 (Now NOD/CRT), User #?. User #72747 in Mobile and User #71379 were both in Security too. (I think User #72748 and User #72742 have been through there as well, but that was before my time). Dude. Panty-Raider User #72744 was my boss. 'Nuff said. 2013-05-08 17:22 [User #71473]: Oh snap, you were in ISTAC? I just missed you (2004, right before it got reorged out of existance) Attachments: robot.png Sub-Pages: Idea Box Single Bus Theory Engineering Log

  • Josefa Von

    The first thing going on here is that your build is really unfocused, especially your gem setup. You've got 4 different minion skills in your gem setups even though your build isn't invested into minions at all. Your character seems to be built around using Scorching Ray CwC Firestorm, but then you've got some crit going on, which is iffy because Scorching Ray can't crit. You've also got some investment on your gear and tree into burning damage, except that Firestorm barely does any burning damage (it can ignite, but since ignites don't stack it ends up doing very little ignite damage). So my advice: Drop the zombies and specters, they're not worth it at high levels with no minion scaling. Focus on scaling both your scorching ray and your fire damage at the same time. That means focusing on spell damage, fire damage, and generic elemental damage. Dropping your investment into crit in face of Elemental Overload would probably be good. Swap your power charge on crit gem for Controlled Destruction or Elemental Focus. Defensively, more resistances would be nice. Your resistances look low right now. Shavronne's Pace doesn't look like it's doing a whole lot for you, swapping that for some boots with resistances would probably be better. The second Heartbreaker also seems pretty excessive, considering the culling strike doesn't stack - overall, a scepter or a shield would probably be better, depending on whether your want more damage or defenses (although you can get spell damage on a shield). You also shouldn't need Lightning Walker or Frost Walker. Spending a point just for 18% resistances usually isn't worth it unless your build needs a ton of uniques, which yours doesn't. You're better off getting resistances from gear. >I am not wealthy enough to buy much gear (3 chaos) First, do you mean your total wealth, or are you just counting the number of actual chaos orbs in your stash? Because chances are you've got at least a few chaos worth of alts, and maybe jeweler's and fusings too (although it might be better to hold onto those). Second, use the chaos recipe. Selling a full set of rare gear over item level 60 (helmet, gloves, boots, chest, belt, two rings, an amulet, and either a two-handed weapon, two one-handed weapons, or a one-handed weapon and a shield) gives two chaos orbs if it's all unidentified, one if not. You can make a decent amount of chaos from that recipe. Focus on jewelry, it tends to be the bottleneck, if you want you can just stockpile rare belts, amulets, and rings and then start putting full sets together once you've got some. Whether it's better to do it unidentified or identified is a matter of debate. >I also have The Jeweler's Touch (guaranteed 5-link with next Jewler's Orb) that I could seal for 7 coins and theoretically sell for 25-30 chaos orbs, but I am not sure how to do that. I assume you mean you're not sure how to sell things. If you've got any premium stash tabs, the easiest way to sell things is with a public tab. Right click on a premium stash tab, and you can set it to public. Then you can either set a price for the whole tab, or right click on individual items to set prices for them, and they'll show up on poe.trade and other similar tools. If you don't have any premium stash tabs, it's a bit more of a pain. The best way to do it then is a program called Acquisition, which will you can use to set up a forum shop post that will be scanned by poe.trade. You'd have to look up a tutorial for that, I haven't used it much.

  • Maxwell Leannon

    Some things I don't see enough of: -side holster bottle pouches wide enough to accommodate hydroflasks and with a minimal clip or something to secure it through the lid loop or over the top -generous hip and shoulder strap pouches or a functional molle platform to accommodate them -I really like the ULA style hip belt buckle setups -practical packs aren't waterproof. Forget waterproof zippers and those obnoxious flaps of fabric that folks put over them. These just make zippers cumbersome and get bound up. -ice tool loops are a must for those of us in cold climates -reinforcement on bottoms of pack, hip belt and packframe are pretty handy when you do work in the high peaks where you're sliding around over rock and other abrasive surfaces -in the subject of pack frames, external frames are useless for any real outdoor work. Even hunting frames for hauling meat suck but they're a necessary evil -top loading packs with a heavy zipper running the length on the side is great. I love my Big Tacoma for the reason that it is light and minimalist but had that access -patagonia has a fantastic system for adjusting sternum straps that prevents slipping. Love it -strapping on side and bottom of packs for securing extra gear like tarps, foam pads, wands, etc are great -elastic helmet strap. Most recreationalists will never use these but if you're biking, working in rescue or traveling through terrain with rock or icefall risk, you'll love these. The alternative is trying to stash the awkward helmet in your pack somewhere or hanging it off like a newb to bash into shit and snag on everything. -osprey does a good job with insulated hydration sleeves in their backcountry riding packs' shoulder straps without adding bulk or decreasing utility. I like these way more than I thought I would -depending on how technical you want to go, backcountry access has integrated internal pouches for mounting radios high in the pack near the shoulders. I like this feature as the radio stays appreciably warmer inside, prolonging battery, reception is better higher up, especially with a whip antenna, and if you get transported in an avalanche or just take a good spill, it won't rip off of your pack along the way. (Which I can say from personal experience WILL happen to anything not secured inside.) -use buckles and webbing that are super common! I hate packs that require me to special order a buckle because they can't be bothered to adhere to a standard. I repair my own gear. Everything always goes to shit when I'm well away from a big outdoor store. I need to be able to get a replacement in a crappy grocery store or poach it off another piece of equipment. -Field maintenance is critical. Obviously. I've seen a few packs with sewn on buckles, integrated zipper pulls, etc and this is a deal breaker for me -last thing I can think of is heavily reinforcing the haul loop. If you're hauling gear up a slope, dropping it on a separate line for rescue, getting pulled out of some shit by it, etc, you want that sucker to be load bearing. Like 200 lb load bearing. I've blown a few of these. Which takes work. And some heavy shit. But that's what you're designing these bags for right? I live and die by my gear and take this stuff super seriously. I get stoked about development because there is so much subpar crap out there, even in the "technical/professional" market. Finding a way to integrate the functionality of these individual features, while keeping designs simple and elegant is so tough to balance. Please keep us posted on your progress here! You strike that balance and I will be first in line to buy!

  • Vicente Beier

    Oh hey, you again. Let's see... 8) There is only one T-44 kit, and it's not a notice-level kit (well, 2 of them, but they're both MiniArt and share a lot of prts). I wouldn't drop the bucks on that one until you've got a few more tanks under your belt. (I don't even have one in the stash...) There are also only a couple of T-54 kits-- MiniArt's are really nice, but again, pretty complex. Trumpeter has a couple of old T-54 kits, but beware of really old Trumpeter models. They are from the age of motorized kits (which isn't necessarily bad if you're not too worried about perfect accuracy), but while they're cheap they're not very good. Here's an overview: http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/modern/trumpt55.htm I don't know if I'd bother much these days, with so many nicer kits available... Takom's T-54s are REALLY nice, but also probably not for new builders (they're expensive and come with a lot of metal stuff). Same with their T-55s. Basically all their kits are good, heh. 8) If you want to build a good solid T-55A, check out Tamiya's kit. It's not a cheapie, but it goes together really nicely and looks good, and doesn't include teensy bits (which is both good and bad-- without stuff like the fuel lines you get a simple build, but you end up missing some interesting details). If I were going to build a T-55, I'd probably bust open the Takom T-55AM I've got in the stash. That might be my next build, actually. The T-55A I _did_ build was Tamiya's, with a bunch of aftermarket bits. It came out quite well, but even without the aftermarket stuff it would have been a nice clean build. If you want to do Cold War era stuff and want a clean and relatively easy build, check out Tamiya's T-62 or T-72M. The T-62 isn't super accurate, which annoys me personally, but I've seen it built and finished pretty nicely. The T-72M is based on one of 25 super early versions of the T-72M but it's a good-looking and reasonably accurate representation of those early T-72s. (I built one of these too.) The T-62 is quite inexpensive, the T-72M is less cheap but still not super expensive, and both of them are Tamiya kits and go together really cleanly. Trumpeter's newer T-62 and T-64 kits are pretty good and there are lots of variants available. They do some newer stuff too, but Xact's T-80 is the one to get. So, anyway, TL;DR: No easy T-44, mostly only really bad T-54s unless you get more complex and expensive. If you want to do a T-55 you have lots more options.

  • Susana Kshlerin

    I didn't spend much time in Tokyo (spent most my time there taking trains to Chiba for a music festival). But Kyoto was pretty cool. I stayed here: (Backpackers Hostel K's House)[http://kshouse.jp/kyoto-e/]. It's one of the most popular hostels in the city I think. Very international feel, very clean and organized. If you want traditional accommodation you might look elsewhere, but otherwise I can't fault it. Definetly check out [Higashiyama](http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3959.html) most the temples there can be done in one big circuit. There are tons in the district and some of the smaller, more obscure ones are definitely worth checking out too. Kiyomizudera is not the only worthwhile one anyhow. The [Kyoto Imperial Park](http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3917.html) is a great place to relax with a bento and some cold drinks. And the palace is worth a visit if like me you're into your history/architecture. I know it's one of the poster-boy attractions for Kyoto, but don't miss out on Kinkakuji (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3908.html). Honestly worth it. C'mon, it's a temple coated in gold. Also if you're around for the flea market at [Toji temple](http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3919.html) it's fun for a stroll and especially a nice time to nab some tasty treats like taiyaki. Walking around [Gion](http://www.japanvisitor.com/kyoto/kyoto-districts/gion-kyoto) is also pretty nice. For a relaxing time when the day's heat has died down a bit, there's some nice spots on the (Kamogawa river)[https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g298564-d1386100-Reviews-Kamogawa_River-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html]. Can't find it right now, but there's a popular by a bridge with a Lawson's or other kombini that makes it very easy and convenient to get snacks and some drinks to sit down the river by. Usually a big mix of locals and foreigners in little groups, sometimes people playing music or doing funky stuff like fire-dancing. Places like this are a bit 'touristy' but they're popular for a reason. I would never feel guilty about visiting these places. Consider how popular and important domestic tourism is in Japan too. You will most likely meet tons of native tourists at most places in Japan. Mind you, I travelled totally off season, so I rarely ran into huge crowds anywhere. One place outside, but within easy reach of Kyoto itself, that I will really have to label as 'not to miss' is (Fushimi Inari Taisha)[http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3915.html]. It was one of my favourite places to visit in Kansai. If you can manage to head out early/late enough and avoid the crowds, it is a mesmerising experience. The place feels alive. Lots of walking routes to pursue. One last bit of general advice: I'm not sure what your budget is, but if you're like me and a bit strapped for cash at times, but still want to eat decent sushi, I can recommend finding a Kappa-Sushi. It's a pretty big conveyor belt chain, and had them in quite a few places I visited. I've had very expensive sushi, and I know it's a transcendent experience, but being able to sample different stuff without breaking the bank is great. Plus the little trains that deliver sushi are pretty fun too. Oh yeah, and the tea stash on each table (with built in hot water tap) is pretty neat.

  • Annabel Cronin

    > Your tree is pretty good but you need more life on literally every piece of gear except your weapon. And I guess your uniques, although I'd replace the hat in favour of a rare with life + resists so that the rest of your gear is easier to upgrade. For what it's worth, little "adds x-x fire damage to attacks" (or any elemental damage) rolls on your rings are just bad. Yeah I still need to figure out what to look for on accessories. I got the belt and amulet for cheap and I think they're decent until I spend more time finding better more expensive ones. The rings were just what I had in my stash to cover the resistances I needed though I've pick up more in some of my other gear now so I can definitely replace those, just need to figure out what is good on rings. > Determination and arctic armour both do nothing for you, unsocket them. Also unlink hatred from increased area of effect, it's literally making your hatred cost 70% instead of 50% for no reason LOL. Are they just not good because my armor isn't really high? > Most people have more success with level 1 cast when damage taken immortal call since it goes off more often. by level 17 it only goes off every 2600 life you lose which isn't very often. You could put an enfeeble or temp chains curse with it because you don't currently curse and it's nice defensively. I guess I had really never thought that one through and realized how high the life threshold got. The couple build threads I've been looking through never really talked it. I definitely over leveled many gems before I learned you could right click them to hide them. I still struggle not to spam click the upgrade button as soon as a gem levels. > For flasks, you want your seething life flask to be a "Divine" base (preferably 20 quality, quality it white then start rolling it). The other life flask is more flexible, another seething divine or maybe a catalzyed eternal, up to you. For quicksilver, you really want an adrenaline suffix (preferably with a good prefix like perpetual/chemists/experimenters). Granite flask you want "of iron skin" suffix (well really you want a lion's roar unique but it's expensive). Get rid of that sorrow of the divine and sub in a basalt flask. Thanks, I'll look up what all those affixes do and try to start rolling some. Why do I want to quality the potion while it's white before rolling it?

  • Ramona Kovacek

    I love everything about my [Six Moon Designs Swift](http://www.utility-outdoor.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DSC_9638_2_small.jpg)! Unfortunately, they stopped making it. It's suppose to hold up to 56L, thanks to the roll-top. **A Simple Roll top** The pack overall weighed at 19oz. It held up great on a thru-hike and I loved how the simple roll top gave it more room to add stuff and food! Some packs have buckles on each side of the pack but to me, it only adds weight. One buckle, right now the middle is plenty. The swift is frameless and I use my Z-rest to keep its shape and a 'frame'. **Waist Belt Pockets. Removable or not.** I love the Swift waist belt pockets, they hold my camera at the ready and my snacks for the day. My ULA pack has those too, but they're soooo tiny they barely hold a granola bar which is useless when you want to crush miles and you have to drop your pack to get snacks out. As a she-hiker, the wide waist belt was nice as they sat nicely on the hips. My ULA are thinner and if I had to carry a lot of water in the desert or food, it would dig in the skin and leave a mark at the end of the day. **Mesh Pockets on both sides and back.** Another feature that is great is the mesh pockets outside the pack. I stash items that I need to have quickly on hand or put wet socks out there to dry while I hike. Again, the swift did wonders for me. One tall on the left side of the pack, one large on front and a short one on the right for a water bottle or something. **Inside the Pack** I do like a tiny inside the pack pocket. For items like a wallet or keys that you do not want to lose on the trail. I've dropped stuff sacks on the trail, or forgot them at my campsites. I know I'll never leave my backpack behind so that tiny pocket sewn in was useful that. **What I don't need.** Features that I *could* do without is the cinching straps on the sides, I never used them so I removed them. As far as straps to hold your trekking poles, I never use them and typically stashed my poles in the tall side mesh pocket. That way, I could stretch and whip them out if I needed them while hiking, without taking my pack off. Hope this helps, seems to be repetitive with what others have said, but maybe it just re-affirms what people like and dislike? thanks!

  • Bill Sipes

    Thanks for the suggestion on the guide for the camera, this (v5) is my first RX100, but I've been eyeing them up for a couple years now. I'm typically a DSLR shooter; 5Dm2 --> mk4, original 7D --> mk2, and older Canon film bodies before those, the last 7-8 years shooting or so ...along with the iPhone of the year and as my P&S cameras, I used the Canon 'G' series from the 7 through the G-11, I believe. Still have the 10 - and I picked up a newer Canon last year... compact, not pocketable and with an incredibly dark lens - especially using any range of zoom. It's poor video performance didn't help, I'm now 40/60% for income ...video/still contracts. Ten years ago, maybe 10/90% (i0% just interested in the still packages) -- the last three or four have been amazing when it comes to my clients' demands for video production too ... and I had to choose a decent pocket camera capable of decent motion capture. Audio is externally captured regardless so it's mic/monitor system was irrelevant. But the full sensor capture, eliminating the jello... moire and aliasing almost non existent and spectacular 4K capture SOC at a high, malleable bitrate and format for post allowing tremendous latitude in dynamic range for a pocketable, TRULY compact and easily carried on belt w/a LowePro camera. I'm stunned each time I process another shot or play with video captured. I use a small 'wad' (more decent looking than it sounds lol) of gaff tape - its expensive, but if you have a friend that does band/sound work or any event type set up --- grab a few strips and make your own 'grip'. It's expensive because it doesn't leave residue behind on cords, walls, etc and is used ubiquitously throughout the 'stage' world. I just put four or five @ 1.5-1.6" long, a ½" wide is high, maybe ⅜" wide. Stacked on tip each for the front right and it's perfect, as a 'grip'. I'm using the underwater housing as well as a couple of GoPros I bought a Pelican case 'to size' for the lot, along with batteries for both cams, small tripod, and SD stash area for cards. Punch the foam out to size and you have a custom, pressure regulated, floating/waterproof case protecting your investment and for as low as $25-30'bucks for this camera!

  • Roma Prohaska

    AC DC Buff/Debuff here. I personally dont like the Lathander Cloak cause it is missing the Action Point Gain bonus which helps me a lot on my way to perma up AA. I actually like the Tiamat Set. Some time ago I was also struggeling what I should combine. I personally prefer stacking Critical Strike at least equal to Defense atm. Crit helps a lot for Solo Content and . After focussing on Power and Recovery and possibilities to up my Action Point Gain to spam AA more often of course. In my opinion you should at least have 1 Artifact which provides you with Action Point Gain. For that reason I really like the Tiamats Orb, cause it has Action Point Gain, Power and Recovery (and also Crit and ArmPen). With the necklace and Belt I had to decide between the rest of the Tiamats Set vs. Greater Imperial Dragon Cloak and Greater Belt of Wisdom (Greater Imperial Waistband of Honor was also on my list but it was +Charisma or +2 Wisdom vs. +2 Strength and I decided to go for Charisma or Wisdom). All those items do great for the DC. I don't want to say that my choice is bis. I just want to show you what I had to compare in detail and what I choose. When I compare the Tiamats Sash with the Greater Belt of Wisdom i have to decide between +2 Charisma (=+2% Action Point Gain and Recharge Speed ...) vs. +2 Wisdom (=+2% Damage and Heal Bonus) as well as 530 Crit (=+1.x% Crit Chance) vs. 530 Defense. Also I have the chance to get the Set Bonus which amongst other things provide +5% Healing Bonus. That in mind the Tiamat Stash seemed to fit better for me. So, looking at the Necklace I had to decide between 530 Defense +the above mentioned Tiamats Set Bonus vs. 530 Crit (=+1.x% Crit Chance). Allready using the other 2 items of the Set, it was easy to decide and I took the Tiamats Necklace. As I was told from 4k+ IL DCs the Set Bonus doesn't help you a lot in later group content cause the DDs and Tanks just don't need to be healed. But in lower ILs you should recognize a difference and especially in Solo Content it helps a lot. Also I thought, that maybe in the future there could be some chances which makes focussing on heal encounters instead of just Buffs and Debuffs a thing ... I would be prepared with the set bonus :p

  • Issac Gaylord

    I went looking for a good bag a few months ago and decided to get some of the Sirui MyStory shoulderbag line. - Thin instead of fat. I'm fat myself so getting a broad bag just makes it harder to get past things. In Europe everything is a lot smaller and tighter and I don't feel like adding to my girth. Downside is you can't put things side by side and have to stack things on top of each other instead. The inserts allow for that. Using the tablet bag I can stash a camera with lens, lens down, with a lens on the left and right. Then underneath on the "basement" level, I have my flash, rain cover, other stuff. In a broad bag I'd have this all on the same level - They look more like messenger bags and not like camera bags. - They look like they require you to undo the belt but that's actually a fake closure. It has a velcro closing system and underneath the belt is a magnet closing system. Nobody can get to your stuff without you hearing the velcro rip. - A negative for me is that it's very tight. I like having lots of space for pens, a notebook, audio recorder, medication, etc. I dunk that all in the front part of all my bags but it doesn't stretch as well as for example my Samsonite bags so I can't stash too much stuff in there. I can't put a wallet with coins in there. Europe has lots and lots of coins... - Due to the velcro and magnets closing system I can be ready to shoot in about 5 seconds (including camera boot up). - Because the bag is long, downwards, I can leave the lens hood on, which was my primary requirement for getting this bag. - I looked at the Sirui website and it seems they now have new line. I can't find the MyStory line so maybe they've stopped production and you can get discounts. Edit: nevermind http://www.sirui.com/store.html?c=38165/MyStoryShoulderBags - Besides the front pocket being rather tight, the side pockets are very tight too so cannot fit a water bottle or a (mini)tripod. - Dedicated spots to safely stash a tablet or modern (read: thin) laptop. I like this a lot because I no longer carry a laptop. The bigger bags (11 and 15) can carry multiple tablets I believe. - The fast opening may be a negative if a thief is good at running and just opens and grabs the camera.

  • Anya Kovacek

    The next week, I was back. This time I had not one, but two loaded .44 magnums in holsters on my belt. A flashlight. A vial of water that was blessed by a local priest. A silver cross. A pair of sharpened silver butter knives. Several glass bottles full of mercury. (They also happened to have the red dye of all the thermometers from home depot I had to break to get said mercury) My friend Ricky had been invited as well. He was more than slightly skeptical when I gave him a silver broadsword that I had bought (and paid to be sharpened) at a replica medieval armour store. He was even more skeptical when I handed him the pistol. And off to my uncles house we went. These monsters couldn't kill me while my ring protected me, so why not try to kill them while I had the chance was my reasoning. We entered the abode without any mishaps, and we set up cameras to watch if the wolves moved so much as an inch. By the time we had set up the cameras, Ricky was convinced I had lost my mind. I was convinced as well, when neither statue moved so much as an inch. We didn't get into my uncles computer that day, despite trying a rather long list of passwords. However, we did find alot of money in the bedroom (all credit to Ricky for that one) Apparently my uncle was a billionaire, and liked to stash money under his mattress literally. There were stacks of one hundred dollar bills and bullion. Like legit blocks of gold. We were flabbergasted. And it was all mine. Ricky left that day ten thousand dollars richer with a promise to come back help guard my back the next day. The other thing we found out that day, was that like the house, the bed had funny dimensions. It was nearly a foot deeper than it should be, and it apparently negated the weight of things inside or on top of it. We couldn't life the gold bars, but we could lift the bed with the gold in it.

  • Jasper Parisian

    *(cont'd...)* One of the biggest kicks to the gut after leaving my Melee Sorceress behind in Diablo 2 was "normal attack" causing my Wizard to fire a magic spark thing. There's options for followers on two fronts: First, give them more gear slots. Armor, Helm, Gloves, Belt, Boots, Pants, Bracers, Shoulders. Second, allow them to be used in multi-player games. Third, allow them to take advantage of set items that work with their general classifications (Sorceress/Wizard Sets & Items, Paladin/Crusader Sets & Items, Thief\Rogue/Demon Hunter Sets & Items). Make them worth something, because they are pretty much useless. There's options to improve re-playability by allowing Legendary and Set items to be broken down to a charm-like component (via Mystic), allowing other set bonuses (like Asheara's for example) to be carried in a Charm Bag. Lastly, bring back the old classes. They all have their back stories, and they all have their place. Sorceress, Druid, Necromancer (coming soon!), Amazon, Assassin, and Paladin. Though there are direct correlations between Sorceress/Wizard, Paladin/Crusader, and Amazon\Assassin/DemonHunter--simply put, they are not each other. Being pigeon-holed into anything in order to progress takes away from the fun of the game. Constant power creep without the ability to finish a character to perfection and know its "done forever" makes the game not fun. In the end, Aiur trophies are our characters. When they are constantly demoted because of changes to gear, it defiles their sanctity. It is frustrating, and a good piece as to why I have played so little in the last six months or so. Well, that and not having the time because of work/school/family to run seasons for my stash tabs which I would gladly hand Blizzard money for instead. That and additional character slots. (Income Opportunity... TAKE IT! TAKE MY MONEY!) Please don't flame. Thanks.

  • Bobby Hansen

    So I'm going to try to make this somewhat sensible for a new player, but I'm not the best player myself so we'll see how it goes. *Pick up to sell:* * 6s items - they vendor for 7 jeweller's orbs * R-G-B items - they vendor for chromatic orbs * Rares for chaos recipe - keep a tab in your stash that's dedicated to unidentified rares of at least item level 60 (you can see item level by holding down Alt while mousing over an item). I arrange my rares [like this](/http://i.imgur.com/CmBtf83.png). Sell them un-ID'd to a vendor in a full set: 1 chest, 1 boots, 1 gloves, 1 helm, 1 belt, 1 amulet, 2 rings, and 1 weapon set (2x 1h or 1x a bow). This gives you back 2 chaos per set. * Smaller rares - 2x2 items (boots, helms, etc) and 1x3 items (wands, daggers, etc) are small and fit in your inventory well. Grab these and ID them. Keep if good, vendor if not. This gets you a pretty easy flow of orbs of alteration. Do this while waiting on accessories for the chaos recipe (it takes longer to find the rings and amulets you need), otherwise keep them un-ID'd for aforementioned recipe. *Craft:* * Nothing. You are a new player, you should be buying 1c items from poe.trade, not making them yourself. Craft your flasks, and low level stuff as you need them, then buy cheap things from other players once you get to a high level. * Use chance orbs on Sorcerer's Boots in order to try for a [[Skyforth]]. That's pretty much the only one to worry about. Or just sell your chances to other players, your call. **AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, GET AN ITEM FILTER.** I use Neversinks, myself (just google it, there are instructions as well). This is super, super important for helping you notice at a glance what items are worth picking up, and makes the whole process listed above much, much easier. Happy hunting!

  • Davion Witting

    A bit late and the stuff might be the same as others listed, but: * A big work table with a huge mat and good light sources (tow lamps or more, trust me) * Some kind of drawer or something near that table to keep tools and spares for them neat an tidy. * Secondary table set up to paint (again good lighting), put the spray booth there but also some space for brush painting (two work areas), some kitchen paper dispenser and some small buckets for water and cleaning stuff on the go without having to go to the garage/garden/whatever * Some shelves to put the paints and other products in display and easy access * A storage shelve or drawer for things you don't use a lot or not want dust on them (diorama materials, discarded sprues and bits that might come handy later * A display cabin with glass door for finished models * Space for the stash, bonus points for displaying it like a shop so you get some inspiration to start the projects * A trash bin, chair, broom and obvious stuff like that * Some auxiliary table, so you can put the laptop if you don't want it near the working tables or to * Some shelve for reference books if you have them and some posters or something related to hang on the walls so they don't look desolated in comparison to the ground level. That's pretty much what I would do if I had a whole room, and with some extra money I would also add a small CNC cutter to cut masks and maybe a large modular diorama to display things (snow, forest, desert, etc). If the budget is even larger a small workshop with a drill, lathe, bigger CNC machine or laser cutter, a real spray booth and a sanding belt machine, heck even an industrial tier SLA 3D printer too (a man can dream ;_;)

  • Bailey Little

    I'm glad you liked it! The advantages of a Berserk Barb is that there are few monsters in the game that are immune to magic damage, and very few monsters that are immune to both magic and physical damage, so I was able to kill most everything (although it took forever sometimes!). Also, playing without reruns, I was very limited on gear, so the extra life advantage from Battle Orders helped tremendously, as well as the safety from Howl. I would pick a class that you're comfortable playing. A Hammerdin would be a good pick because of the magic damage, but Faster Cast Rate gear will be hard to come by (crafted belt, crafted ammy, Stealth runeword armor, and maybe some magic 10 FCR rings would be all you could rely on getting without reruns, so the 48 breakpoint would likely be the max you can reach). Another decent option would be a dual-element Sorceress (Meterorb or Blizzard/Fireball). You will have decent damage as a caster without having to rely on gear, but if you play hardcore/no reruns, you'll be pretty squishy throughout the whole run. You will also need to get some lucky drops for your merc or else he will be worthless when you get to hell. Javazon with points in Cold Arrow would also probably work. If you point a decent number of points in Valk, she will be able to tank pretty much anything in the game. I'd be glad to talk through any other questions you have. Stash management becomes one of the biggest obstacles, because you need to plan any runewords out way in advance with no reruns.

  • Lilly Stroman

    Hi everyone! I recently came back after not having played since 2012 and decided to roll a TS ranger. Leveling went pretty well and I made it all the way to A4 merc without too much trouble. I'm starting to get insta-killed quite often, and I know it's mainly because of my gear. My resists are AWFUL, and I know that is one of the most important stats to max for merc in order to run maps and what-not. Before we continue, here's a link to my profile: https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/Cripple13/characters I would just like some advice on where I should be focusing my efforts at the moment. I know the end goal is to gear up, but what should I be doing to get there? Based on posts I've read and conversations in Global 5055 here are my options: 1 - Run Dried Lake until 75ish and hope for some good currency/rare drops. Chaos recipe if I can ever find a damn belt! 2 - Spend what little currency I have at the moment to get gear with much better life/resists, at the expense of optimal links/colors (settling for 3-links, 5-links, bad colors, etc). On this note, I was fortunate enough to have an Ex drop for me. I also have a couple regals, handful of chisels, and various other currency in low amounts. 3 - Start T1 maps? I've got around 15 in my stash, all white. Based on reading, it's best to just transmute them to blue and alt for good mods? 4 - Something else that you will suggest! TL;DR - lvl 71 TS ranger in A4 merc with terrible resists and ~3k life looking for advice on the best way to progress. Thank you all for reading, I appreciate any feedback!

  • Sigmund Stokes

    Yeah, it may be hard to gear up well at first. You'll find it easier with time. I usually choose most important mods and stick to them, then look what i can find within small budget. You never need to get best items possible. Good enough items are enough. I'd start with belt and boots, then see what you need. On poe.trade set for example min 70life, 30movement speed, and another filter group where you(using "sum" option) set min. 80% ele resists(choose all three mods, check sum and put min 80). If the're too expensive, lower it to 70%, till you find something. Usually i manage to find my end-game start gear for few c each piece, so i'm sure you'll be able to change few pieces for something good quite easily with cash you got. Maybe get a bit lower stats on faster boots and get better on other gear. Excellent boots will be expensive but ms is all that matters. If you can't find any basalt, sure buy it. When i start league i always collect all utility flasks i find, so later i only check my stash for anything i need. The inc.aoe thing was about your main setup. On level 1 it gives 20%inc aoe. On lvl 20-39%, so twice as much. great for mapping, for bosses swap it for conc. effect for more damage. Enfeeble+blasphemy should also be high level. Enfeeble will have stronger effect and blasphemy increases its aura radius with gem level IIRC

  • Toby Sipes

    After over level 80 ish I started to gotten tired of picking up every shit rare for chaos recipe, running back and forth stash. I took some sample from others and reduced the rare weapons and armor highlights to the following: >"Sai" "Ambusher" "Platinum Kris" "Profane Wand" "Imbued Wand" "Opal Wand" "Titanium Spirit Shield" "Harmonic Spirit Shield" "Fossilised Spirit Shield" "Hubris Circlet" "Eternal Burgonet" "Lion Pelt" "Nightmare Bascinet" "Praetor Crown" "Bone Helmet" "Deicide Mask" "Titan Gauntlets" "Spiked Gloves" "Slink Gloves" "Gripped Gloves" "Sorcerer Gloves" "Fingerless Silk Gloves" "Dragonscale Gauntlets" "Crusader Gloves" "Murder Mitts" "Titan Greaves" "Slink Boots" "Sorcerer Boots" "Dragonscale Boots" "Two-Toned Boots" "Crusader Boots" "Murder Boots" "Blue Pearl Amulet" "Crystal Belt" "Marble Amulet" "Opal Ring" "Steel Ring" "Vanguard Belt" "Vaal Regalia" "Astral Plate" "Glorious Plate" "Zodiac Leather" "Sacrificial Garb" "Saintly Chainmail" "Harbinger Bow" "Jewelled Foil" "Spiraled Foil" "Dragoon Sword" "Void Sceptre" "Opal Sceptre" "Sambar Sceptre" "Vaal Axe" "Lion Sword" "Vaal Greatsword" "Exquisite Blade" "Fleshripper" "Coronal Maul" "Eclipse Staff" This list not include white item for crafting and rare accessories which are in separated blocks.

  • Myron Macejkovic

    I want to say that you should get yourself a money belt, and wear your money all of the time. Your dad is despicable, OP. Sooner or later, though, when he doesn't find any $$$$ in your room he may figure this out and physically take it from you. So.......you need to think creatively about places off site to stash your cash. Do you have any friends or relatives nearby who are 100% trustworthy? Are there any storage rental boxes nearby? Is it possible to have your employer deposit into a paypal account for you [not sure of the legalities for a 16 year old.] I think that there are grave risks about hiding your money outdoors somewhere, although you might get to that point. You stated that **I don't think the relationship will last**. You called this person "dad," is he your blood relative or a long term boyfriend of your mother's? If he is your dad, he may have some legal [but not moral] rights to your money, depending on the locale. **If he is just a boyfriend of your mother's, though, then he is absolutely stealing from you**. If this is the case, document/keep a log of all of the money that you have, what you have spent it on, and how much is left. If he steals from you, go to the cops.

  • Roy Howe

    Hi, thank you! Quick note on enchanting: It works best in endgame, really. I will see if I can make it more useful for leveling up. Anyway about your suggestions... I originally intended to have the hotbar move items from the inventory as a separate "belt inventory" but I changed to be more of a, well, hotbar. The reason for this is simply that I found it to be working better, as this way I could easily ignore stacks and whatnot. Bind a full stack of potions to a button and have another stack? It'll keep a grand total of all stacks of that potion on display and rebind it automatically if one runs out, etc. I suppose a belt inventory could work in the same way, though, but I just liked it this way better. I'll see if I can make the auto sort but them by level to make it easier to manage. Marking items: I can see this being useful. I guess this is technically what you should have the stash for, but I do see it being useful and I'll put it on the list! Font size: agreed. I'm having some trouble with fonts lately and I intend to replace the current one. I'll see about scaling and positioning, too. Side by side stash and inventory: A good idea. I may implement a special interface for singleplayer that better uses the screen space, so I'll be sure to have this with it, if/when that happens. Paper doll would go nicely with that UI as well, I think! Thank you! :)

  • Marcelina Haag

    Ello there you naughty gentleman. You can call me kitty. I am 5'6", 125 lbs, curly blonde hair, and blue eyes ❤ ~Panty Stash Album:  http://imgur.com/a/Hvyth ~Sexy Pictures of me: http://imgur.com/a/7cg2o ~Sexy Lingerie & clothing http://imgur.com/a/vbNQO ~Sexy Bras: http://imgur.com/a/Rfzz5 Garter belt style tights: $45 Cheetah Undies: $35 Black Bra: $30 What’s Included? ~one day wear {at least 24 hours} ~5 custom photos ~play session Add-ons: Extra day(s) of wear of undies/bras: +$10/day Additional Photos: $15/ set of 5 photos *Prices of custom requests depend on what you ask for. I am open minded, don't be shy:] Shipping: Shipped in discreet packaging to keep our dirty little secret. Panties are sealed in a Ziploc baggie and shipped in a plain manila envelope via USPS. I do ship internationally, however price depends on your location. **Discounts available if you order multiple items!** Any questions? Message me on reddit, kik: meowmeowkitty54, or email [email protected]

  • Flavio Lakin

    You can get belts with secret compartments [like this] (https://www.stashbelt.ca/) [Heres a nice belt if you got $84,000 lying around] (http://www.rolanditen.com/collection-calibre-r22-mki-bugatti.phpwith) Also belt buckles [sort of like this](http://w-market.co.kr/data/file/world_popular/3695989015_317568f8_buckle_AtmW4_18562.jpg) [Also watches](http://ep.yimg.com/ay/villagestreetwear/secret-hidden-stash-watch-2-in-1-watch-with-secret-storage-compartment-28.jpg) [Shoes like this](https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ee/da/a1/eedaa1eca29e87a915af37b0e22ba2c4.jpg) [This](https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4e/c4/d8/4ec4d8cac7fabbfbcc4dfaf70e22b257.jpg) [And this](https://www.stashvault.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/secret-compartment-shoe-womens-high-heel.jpg)

  • Howard O'Hara

    Same as finemustard here, hitchiked most of the country with well over 100 rides under my belt. I think there was a total of 3 rides that made me feel genuinely uncomfortable. One of them was with such a crusty old fucker that it was anything but dangerous, another with a strung out fella who had been popping caffeine pills for over 20 hours of driving straight before he picked me up (I think he drove me 3 hours and it was okay), and one was just me walking on the road in PEI having a really creepy buddy drive past me staring me down, like four times. I told someone at a public park on the coast about it and asked if they could report him to the local RCMP as suspicious (and also to have a record of the potential last place I would have been seen). So yeah, we're looking at less than 2 percent of rides being 'dangerous' but actually not as bad as the few times I've been in the car with people who were actively drinking. Tho that reminds me of the underage girls who had to stash their 24 pack (that they were drinking while driving) before we hit the border to Alaska. They had res cards so luckily the border was super easy.

  • Jo Beatty

    So, /u/andyyydna commented twice on this thread, but may have deleted them or something, since I don't see them showing up (even when I click Context on his comments found from his profile, and clicking Permalink says "there doesn't seem to be anything here"). Just wanted to copy them here. > 2 hours ago >I remember this guy and this situation, I gave him a 25ex belt instead of a 10ex belt like an idiot. After the transaction, I looked in my stash tab and realized my I had the 10ex crystal belt still. Also, this guy barely wanted to trade in the first place so I knew he was no way in hell going to trade me back. It is my fault here? Completely, it was stupid of me to get the belts mixed up, but that was a complete accident. >11 minutes ago >I will pull logs on this issue if I need to. This guy was very hostile since the very start, and by me giving him the wrong belt I knew for a fact he would of said no seeing as He just made a free 15ex off me by accident.

  • Hardy Grant

    You can create a stash tab (I prefer two) with four columns of: helm/chest/gloves/boots; last two columns are for 2-handed weapons. This way, you can always exit a map with a full gear of inventory and fill up your tab(s). After a few maps, you need to remember, which pieces are in full stock, and of which you have none/few. This can be a fun memory game to do while mapping. One can also make another stash tab, separating amulets/two rings/belt, two repeats of this pattern, with random pieces thrown in the final two columns. 10 chaos can be gathered in a minute, doing unidentified recipe, with about another total of one to two minute worth of sorting, if the location of the tabs and columns are memorized - this is why the correct ordering is important. This adds up to about as much as half a dozen of exalts per hour of chaos recipe management, or even more in hardcore.

  • Abagail Jast

    I flew with our almost 4 month old. It went well. The hardest part is if they're a little cranky and the seat belt sign is on. I was bouncing and shushing quite a bit to get him to sleep so it got a little tiring and I got a pretty good work out. I think you will be fine. Try to carry on as little as possible since baby and baby stuff already takes up your hands. We didn't want to spend money on the extra checked suitcase but that left us carrying way too much stuff. Next time we will just pay the money. I left a little pouch with burp cloths, bibs, bottle/pumping stuff, minimal diaper stuff for under my seat and put the other stuff like change of clothes, extra diapers, etc. This was also helpful since our flight was turbulent so the seatbelt sign was on a lot so it saved time having to dig through his diaper bag by just having a smaller go-to stash. Good luck!

  • Naomie Walsh

    I felt the some way, after I had close to two dozen trips under my belt ranging from 50-250 mikes, with nary a bad trip, and felt assured of my own psychic self-confidence to one day go for broke at close to 400-450 mikes...the Sid hit me hard within 10 minutes of consumption and I was psychologically reeling as my plane of vision was subsumed by a whirlwind of distintegration, lightning bolts, and total mayhem...I was floored, literally, and somehow managed to crawl to my stash of Klonopin in my closet and took 2mg to end the trip, which it didn't, but lessened the chaos...if I didn't have the benzos on hand, there is no doubt in my mind that it would've ended up as a hospitalization job for me that day. It's a wonderful, magical, and even therapeutic substance for me, but I learned then to never, ever undersestimate its strength at higher doses.

  • Kelsie Zieme

    My shop is a mixed bag of products I make in my local makerspace. I've had my shop open for a few months and have about 30 sales under my belt. I make: - Beer tap handles (wood and raw brass) - Wooden dice (including dickbutt) - Laser cut deck boxes (I play Magic the Gathering) - Steel incense burners (functional AF) - CNC router art (Futurama, upcycled wall stash) - And I even sell my own essential oil fragrance, Dirty Hippie 2. Shop is [EpicByRocky.etsy.com](http://EpicByRocky.etsy.com) [@doingshitwithrocky](https://www.instagram.com/doingshitwithrocky/) on instagram I've tried a couple Reddit ads to promote my shop. Got traffic but maybe only one sale. I'm working on growing my Instagram, and if you have suggestions for low or no cost advertising, I'm all ears.

  • Damion Cole

    The advice is to grow a brain. The best upgrade is the one that gives him the most benefit short term and in the long term it won't set him back to much. The first person that responded said it correctly. The upgrade depends on: -Does he want to PVP? -Does he want to PVE party or Solo? -Where does he like to farm? The general upgrade path is: -Sell Molars, get Red Coral Earrings. -Stick gems everywhere and in weapon and offhand for +5ap. -Get Pri Armor. -Get PRI Spirit belt. -Get PRI Searph. This all depends on his farming speed, how much he makes per hour,if he has hards/sharps, if he is ok with waiting or not etc. Thus grow a brain and understand this game depends on your actions and what you have rather than what other people give advice. Maybe he has 250m in the stash so of course he should go buy TRI Liverto this very instant.

  • Lazaro Goyette

    A lot of the teen girls I volunteer with don't keep up with the beauty community, much less wear makeup. It's probably cultural, though. I live in a semi rural part of the Bible Belt and most people I know don't wear makeup unless it's a special occasion, or give a crap about YouTube. I usually only meet people who watch BGs when they're in the beauty industry, but even then its usually only if they're mid twenties. I think it's a good think, I'd hate for young people to be exposed to the consumerism and insane amounts of products BGs have as a young age. I was, and it drastically affected my views on what a makeup stash should be and fed my spending addiction at a young age. I'm glad that at 20 I have makeup for my skin tone + type and facial structures pretty much down, but I wish it came without the obsession I developed.

  • Jermey Mayer

    It's not racism. Take John Jones for example, often touted the pound for pound best. He was loved and defended by the UFC until he became "undefendable" hitting a pregnant lady and running away with a stash of marijuana. He had amazing deals and lucrative sponsorships and a ton of fans. Why was he loved? Charisma! Tyron needs charisma. - stop whining and playing the victim - shave that beard for a cleaner look - relax, smile, be friendly, be funny People love wonder boy. Tyron should say hey, I know you're booing me because you live wonderboy. I love him too. But I love myself, I love my skills, I love my belt so I'm not going to give it to him. So we're going to go st it. I respect him as a man and as a fighter. So let the best man win. I may not be able to win you over, but right now my focus is to win that fight. Everything else will follow.

  • Heaven Wolf

    lol i m talking for my friends not for me per se... i ve got tons of supporter packs under my name. i m not the type of guy who buys stuff for my friends or give hand outs. and i do see that my friends do have interest to get some "upgraded stashes". i m just justifying how POE has expanded to the point that 4 stashes can be "not enough" to new players especially not having a currency/div stash. you have 2 years experience under ur belt, thats great, you earn 20ex each week i m like whoa. but that's you. you're doing well and you know what you want. heck one may even argue 2 tabs is enough if you're ultra efficient. still, for the average player who wants to explore the game, 4 tabs is really not enough as i have pointed out by showing how much maps and div cards can take by themselves

  • Lucie Armstrong

    I often wear 2 pairs of pants (3 if you count the 'long johns' I wear as the 1st layer to try to add some warmth.) I rarely ever have anything on me anymore that I'd have to need to hide in case of police, but if I did, I wonder if putting it in the pockets of my 2nd pants under the 1st pair would do any good. I know one of my friends beat a search at school from a cop by having his stash in shorts pockets that he wore under his pants, so maybe, but since I always wear sweatpants, I feel like they could just pull out my waistband to see if I'm wearing another pair of pants (prob cuz it'd feel bulky and odd when being patted down), but I suppose if I wore pants that needed a belt, they could never check. Not like they could ask you to unbutton your jeans/undo your belt I guess lol

  • Haleigh Schultz

    A few pointers: Energyshield base items are what is most people run these days, so id those (vaal regalia, etc), and look for: * Heigh resists (at least 70% total) * A lot of energy shield (like ~700+ ES chest, ~200+ ES boots/gloves, 350+ ES helm/shield) * Life can be good for hybid, else Int is very good * Boots should have some movement speed * crystal belt / rustic stash / leather belt are the best belt bases * item level should be 84+ (lower can be good too, but the best rolls are available from 84+) * ring and amulet can always be good, so check those for resist, Es, Life and damage modifierers (or do chaos recepie if you prefer not to gamble) Armor and Evasion bases can be worth a lot too, but they are not so heigh in demand

  • Desiree King

    I think you mean genetic. And while it is possible to have a genetic component to it, it's not a sure thing. As example, despite my efforts to the contrary, I did come across my parents condom stash while younger. Even then I couldn't wear that size, I had to find bigger options, which wasn't easy in the bible belt in the early 2000s. So either he was foolishly wearing the wrong size not knowing better , or I'm not close to the same size as he is. Can't speak to my brother thankfully. I do think there is some component to it, as there have been several posts on here in the past about brothers both being big, but there are also posts about some being big while their brother is not. Tl;dr: maybe, but can't guarantee it.

  • Maritza Hamill

    I haven't been to Spain so can't offer specific advice there, but generally: Getting around: walk, public transit Money: I usually get 100 euros or so to have on hand when I land, and otherwise take money out in large amounts (several hundred at a time) with my debit card at ATMs. When you're going out and about, only take what you need for the day and if you want to wear a money belt, stash some extra there. Lock up the rest in your luggage at the Airbnb. Clothing: pack things that can mix and match, and pack for about a week. Plan to do laundry. Try to get an Airbnb that has a washer. If you want, invest in a few pieces of clothing that are quick dry (like a pair of pants). Can always use laundromat if needed to wash or dry.

  • Candelario Treutel

    youre kinda not alone in that aspect. Ive been playing none stop since beta and have over 2000 hours (that is two thousand hours) across 4 characters. changed regular groups many times because people kept dropping the game even tho i consider myself a PVE god and semi ok PVP guy. i will only play in a group if im the one calling the shots. with that many hours under my belt i know a few things about the game so people kinda have to listen to me or theyre out. specially in dz. i hate how every 2 minutes, someone has to restock, or someone else forgot to clear stash and its full, and the other guy exists too soon and dies, and last guy goes to grab a drink for 2 hours and is afk. solo runs are the most efficient.

  • Jerad Hermann

    So far I'm enjoying it a lot better than SWK. As for your comments Head misses LTK damage - yeap, that'll need to be upgraded, haven't gotten a better GNK yet. Amu is crap - yep, still working on that ancient hellfire. Belt is crap - yeah i put that in the original post - i've been trying to reforge a witching hour i have, no luck with ancient yet. Weap - also noted in the post, looking for an anc crystal fist, but for now the weap is decent with fire damage and decent damage range (best i could get so far). for the Scar - also just need to farm it up. With legs - yup, i'm wearing the best i have atm, swamps need to be re-rolled (i already have two pairs). As for the follower - i'll take note, i think i have an oculus in stash. Thanks!

  • Dovie Denesik

    OK, first I really like the changes. Great Job! I have two issues though: * It doesn't appear to use the .ini file anymore to allow controlling where the settings box appears. I always moved it to the Stamina box, and it seemed more out of the way there. * Most importantly: Drinking potions with hotkeys seems to not be working the same. I was using VK_Z and VK_X for potions. My old config didn't have True or False before those keys. With my old MH I could use z or x to drink a potion, and it would drink first from the stash, then from the belt. Now it only drinks from the stash, and I have to use 1-4 to drink from the belt.

  • Kari Schamberger

    There are [some places](https://www.amazon.com/Dickies-Womens-Relaxed-Cargo-Pant/dp/B004SWIYEU?th=1) that carry cargo pants for women, and that's what I use. But this, like everything else related to women's products, tends to be pricey. About $50/pair. Whereas men's are [dirt cheap](https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wrangler-Men-s-Legacy-Cargo-Pants/4646145) Rugged light brown pants that hide dirt and have a zillion pockets are useful, and since there are functional belt loops I can use a belt and stash tools on there too. Great place to hang a hatchet, for example.

  • Danyka Dach

    I just...How the shit is banning porn supposed to stop human trafficking?! The mental gymnastics required to come to this conclusion must have been legendary. Human traffickers don't use the porn industry to carry out their business. It's all underground. Why the fuck would they think human trafficking is going to just screech to a halt because some Bible belt state said, "porn is bad and it's not allowed?" Some politician probably just got caught with a porn stash in his basement and is now trying to ban all of it so he doesn't take the heat.

  • Arely Aufderhar

    If the stats are to be believed, the chances of your first marathon going well are pretty slim! I am running my first on the 21st May with a time goal of around 3:15. I wnt to make that first marathon experience as positive as possible, so: What advice do you have for a marathon virgin? What mistakes did you make and how can I avoid them? Also: Looking for a decent, comfortable method of carrying gels around. I have a gel waist belt, but find it fiddly and gels stab whilst I run. Looking for more of a compact "bag" where I can stash Gels, Jelly babies, Cash...the essentials! Cheers!

  • Trevion Cassin

    Congrats! Don't forget to stash some useful things in the car. I'd recommend * A spare tire, jack, tire iron, and wheel chock * A knife w/ seat belt cutter and window smasher * Bic lighter * Change of clothes, underwear/socks, jacket, hat, spare shoes * Hands free flash light * Bottled water * A funnel * A towel in case you need to leave the planet in a hurry or sit on the beach * Eyeglass cleaning wipes. Handy if you have glasses, but foil wrapped alcohol wipes have many uses. * First aid kit * Fire extinguisher * Umbrella * Paper towels

  • Edmund Kirlin

    I was an a similar boat to you earlier and what I did was just took everything into training and did 10 Crescent, Flash, and each awakening and compared numbers. I agree with FrostableVenus that the Byeo is a better option for now though. I can't remember if that's the gigantic presence ring or bracelet in your stash but if you can equip that and not break the 6-gracia I'd go for it (and if you aren't at max crit yet). Swap out the belt or shoes if you have to, the individual pieces of NG aren't too great on their own.

  • Webster Bednar

    [–]andyyydna[S] [score hidden] 26 minutes ago I remember this guy and this situation, I gave him a 25ex belt instead of a 10ex belt like an idiot. After the transaction, I looked in my stash tab and realized my I had the 10ex crystal belt still. Also, this guy barely wanted to trade in the first place so I knew he was no way in hell going to trade me back. It is my fault here? Completely, it was stupid of me to get the belts mixed up, but that was a complete accident. (This is his reasoning on why he scammed you (lols))

  • Aurore Johnson

    " I remember this guy and this situation, I gave him a 25ex belt instead of a 10ex belt like an idiot. After the transaction, I looked in my stash tab and realized my I had the 10ex crystal belt still. Also, this guy barely wanted to trade in the first place so I knew he was no way in hell going to trade me back. It is my fault here? Completely, it was stupid of me to get the belts mixed up, but that was a complete accident" - Andy posted this. http://imgur.com/a/qyFa1 screencap

  • Trenton Luettgen

    You should try doing it the opposite what you are doing it now. I usually keep collecting rings, belts and amulets until I have a few stash tabs full (irrelevant with quadtabs) then I pick up the additional pieces as I'm running areas and only get what I need to finish out a set or two of chaos recipes. For me it seems to go faster and the rest of the slots are easy to pickup... I've went several zones without a ring/ammy/belt drop which was why I started getting those in the first place.

  • Toby Veum

    Ooooh, I didn't realize it reduced ALL the damage, I thought for some reason that it only applied to weapon hits... I'll change that ASAP, I'm sure I kept some 1-handers in my stash. And yeah, I'm spending all my shards on belts and armors to get belt of the trove and heart of iron, but no success so far. I've been focusing more on armors since I felt my damage was a bit lacking and HoI will hopefully give quite a boost. I got a good dozen Aquila Cuirasses though, but not even an ancient one \^\^'

  • Dixie Witting

    Keep one of each set piece, replace if you find better ones. Save specific ancient items that are used in the LoN build After that, there's only a handful of belt,bracer,weapon that are used in any build. There's no point in saving anything for a slot that's just going to be a set piece. This plus gems and materials is 2.5 - 3 stash tabs. Early season i store items i want to cube, but those eventually get cubed and don't waste space anymore

  • Flo Mante

    If he were, then Harry should AK him on the spot (best friend...right, a best friend doesn't stash you at horrible relatives! Doing so is a great way to end a friendship IMHO!)...it's a great theory, but as I just said: It falls appart because Ron (despite being a moron IMHO - Yes, I don't like Ron as a character and I think he shouldn't have gotten the girl!) would not torture Harry (not even with a lifetime of wisdom under his belt) and use him like Dumbledore did!

  • Olaf Kub

    Seriously Demo is the only class in the entire game who doesn't have an unusual misc Scout has Bonk Boy, Solly has Rack and Stash, Pyro has Pyromancer's Mask, Heavy has Large Luchadore, Engi has Mining Light, Brainiac's Headpiece and Pencil Pusher (3 lmao), Medic has Blighted Beak, Sniper has Master's Yellow Belt, Soldered Sensei and Villain's Veil (3 as well) and Spy has Party Phantom and Noh Mercy

  • Eugene Nader

    Chaos recipe is the easiest. Set aside 3 stash tabs and dump all unidentified rares into it. Never identify rings or amulets, and only identify rares of a slot that you have a surplus of. As soon as you have 2 rings and an amulet, grab a set: that is 4 armor pieces (helm,gloves,boots,body), 4 jewellery pieces (ring,ring,amulet,belt), and both hands (a 2H (bow counts) or 1h+shield or 1h+1h) and vendor for 2c.

  • Joan Kessler

    The new quad stash is great for the recipe. What I do is setup a recipe turn in (2h top, then chest under, then gloves, boots, helmet, belt, 2 rings, and one amulet under it). Then I do the same thing beside (since it only takes up 2 spaces width, just down the page). It's easy to keep track and there's space at the bottom for extra rares you find. So I just load up that tab and then wait on rings and ammys to drop then turn in a bunch at once.

  • Greta Christiansen

    Looks great. I'm making her next. I'm working on Yoda at the moment. Just the sleeves of the robe and the belt left to make, then I've got to sew everything together and assemble him. Did you use the beige from the kit for her skin or did you use something from your stash? I don't have a pale peachy colour like the pattern asks for and was gonna use the beige from the kit, so I'd be interested to hear your experience.

  • Delphia Cole

    I use just one stash tab for the chaos recipe. My method is as follows: - Stash all rings and amulets - Stash up to 12 belts (1 column) - Use 2-handed weapons to skip the shield Only when I have at least two rings, one amulet, and one belt, do I go and attempt to find the remaining five pieces. Given the low rarity of these remaining pieces, and how easily obtainable they are, I do not see much of a reason to have multiple sets of them.

  • Ramona Runte

    Just got a dark blue and a black pair of Volcom Vorta jeans. 15" at ankle but thighs aren't very slim. It's a perfect fit for me (5'10 150lbs 32"waist) not baggy but not too slim. Also no metal backing for button so if u wear a belt it's a bit more comfy imo. Has a stash pocket on left side in front of regular pocket also. Only $60cad. Not a high profile or lux denim brand but they're great bang for the buck.

  • Terrence Greenfelder

    AH can wrap $25 Soup Set $50 Belt Buckle $70 Playing Cards $100 Beach Ball $25 Water Bottle $30 Tote Bag $10(or free with $100 purchase) Stash Book $150 Dominoes $200 Yankees Pennant $50 Masterlock $60 Pope Crewneck $120 International Crewneck $120 Collegiate Crewneck $140 Beanie $45 Add $5 for shipping and 3% fees. Willing to negotiate but not on everything. **FOR SALE OR TRADE**

  • Warren Lueilwitz

    > I'm sure I kept some 1-handers in my stash. If you didn't, craft a yellow dagger at the smith, take it and 50 white/blue/yellow mats and 25 DB to your Kanai Cube. Toss 'em all in and hit transmute. You'll get a random legendary dagger. Honestly if you have the DBs to spare, I'd do the same with belts, and spend all shard on belts until you get a Belt of the Trove.

  • Calista Feil

    I got realistic on my alterations stash last night. I'll probably sew the belt loop back onto my robe at some point, but the rest of that crap just got added to the go away heap. If I am honest with myself, my sewing is only weird costume pieces and basic repairs - I am never gonna make those capris into something acceptable, decorative zippers or no. Good luck getting it all done!

  • Alfonso Rempel

    1. Only three potion rows :(. I think /u/Pikseh said everything I would have about it. 2. Get those crossbows and pokey stick out of your stash! Given the state of your potions and belt, I'm going to guess that you're a druid in normal difficulty. It is not the right setting to be picking up rares to give/sell to other players; they will have little to no value to anyone.

  • Yadira Rolfson

    Ya now that you mention it 800 ft seems a bit exaggerated. And I keep my belt, shoes, chalk in my bag as well as some wraps if I intend to use them. Its just easier to transport that equipment around the gym when I have it in a bag. I am always courteous and stash it out of the way. Its not the end of the world for me I suppose I can just carry that stuff in my hands but its cumbersome.

  • Irma Gulgowski

    In my case, an appendix rig makes unbuckling my pants/unclipping my belt impossible, so if I have to drop them in a stall the holster is coming off first. I typically rest it on top of my legs while sitting there but when I get back up I have to usually find a place to stash it while I button and buckle.

  • Camille Kiehn

    LF: Ancient Swamp Waders with fire%, Ancient LON Rings with strength, ancient belt of trove, ancient strong arm bracers with strength, and ancient illusory boots. Psn is bizen_boat. I have a full stash of items I'm willing to trade, but I will also trade bounty mats, deaths breaths, forgotten souls, hard to find transmogs.

  • Pearline Reinger

    About a month ago my guildmate chanced a headhunter and promptly threw it in the guild stash because the belt isn't as fun as the race event. So now I own a headhunter in standard except I also dont play standard unless I'm really bored and want to relive some of my characters.

  • Fredy Jacobson

    I stash my phone in a running belt and I honestly forget it's there while I'm running because it only weighs 4 ounces. Not sure what the big deal is with needing to go running without your 4 ounce phone. The only time I WILL notice that I have my phone is if I need to call 911! A Series 2 can't do that for you.

  • Rogers Dickinson

    Not a parent, but from 5th grade forward, I used to draw pictures of me and my teachers / older women banging. Every time my mom found my stash, she'd tear it up and beat me with a belt/slipper. Not to sure about her, but I'd prefer she never found it.

  • Jadyn Lemke

    How are folk meant to move their shopping to the packing area, when they had to stash their basket at the other end of the belt after placing their shopping on to it? Are they meant to juggle that shit? Throw it across to the packing area? Balance it upon their noggin'?

  • Joy Jacobi

    Absolutely not. DH is in great spot now, with buffed M6 and grenade belt. I just don't play DH (have no stash space to store new DH gear! lol) + there's always wudijo with all kind of DH guides.

  • Alfonso Lindgren

    You're right, I just looked him up. Was driving me crazy. I never had Metalhead, though. The belt must have found its way into my stash from a friend's figures or something...

  • Bret Yundt

    Some of the older cosmetics (soldier stash, trophy belt, mining light) are great for making a Loadout that looks great, but still stays true to the TF2 artstyle.

  • Caden Fritsch

    I have a Sushi-bar style dual belt system around my research facilities which have a stash of beakers. Plus, the production facilities have a small stash on belts, too.

  • Ottis Treutel

    I feel stupid... I have that item but I didn't think it was very good so it's been sitting in my stash. I've been using tumble but I'll throw that belt on and swap to rattling :)

  • Dedric Jaskolski

    Forget jamming drugs in holes. Get a stash belt off amazon. I get weed and MDMA into every festival here in the states that way. Wouldn't worry bout the dogs much.

  • Estefania Johnston

    I have about a million daft decisions under by belt, maybe I can save you some heartache - if it goes on a character for arena or heroic raids go for it, otherwise stash it !

  • Lera Herman

    I sometimes use my fuel belt for 5 or 10ks just because it has a pocket where I can stash my phone and car keys. I'm not saying that's what's happening here, though.

  • Holly Hirthe

    What is that belt? If you can't see any other way maybe can use software like acquisition to read your stash tabs without having to mouse over?

  • Glennie Bruen

    pick up every ammy ring belt until i have about 20 sets. pick up rest of pieces in sets of 2-3 then i start vendoring it all unidentified. takes up 1-2 stash pages

  • Annabel Bergnaum

    Like I have stash and inventory space for tp tomes,, I'll just keep a row in my belt and replace them as I use them. Neat exploit though.

  • Rosa Maggio

    I wear a little belt for runs, but that's so I have a place to stash my keys since most of my running shorts don't have pockets.

  • Jerod Hammes

    I've been playing since Awakening and that belt is quite possibly worth more than my entire Standard stash combined.

  • Ron Mohr

    I got stormcaller belt thing, looks nice... but honestly would rather have 2 or 3 more stash tabs

  • Carli Effertz

    Now that I think about it, that belt name seems fitting as well...maybe he was trying to put ME in his stash...

  • Devyn Koepp

    You could get a fanny pack or a runners belt and stash it in there if you dont want a camelback.

  • Judd Daniel

    'Member belt stash? Member mana potions? Yeah, I 'member...

  • Savanah Ritchie

    I admit, my parents didn’t support the hobby at first. Why not baseball cards? Stamps? At least those things would retain some value, they would tell me. Not to mention, there was no chance of being cursed for all eternity. But where was the fun in that? The cold wind sliced through my balaclava, numbing my cheeks and making it difficult to breath. The sheer whiteness of the snow was nearly blinding, remedied only by the dark tint of my ski goggles. In the distance, I could make out a rookery of penguins waddling around near the edge of a crevasse. ‘How much farther? My nuts are literally freezing off here!’ my partner yelled, gliding up beside me. Far north of six feet tall, Scott looked out of place in his Canada Goose jacket and skinny cross-country skis. A native of sunny Orlando, this was only his second time skiing and his first in Antarctica. We had come across each other at the University of Miami. I was in the first year of my Masters Anthropology program and he was taking an introductory Archaeology class. As a teaching assistant, I struggled through marking one of his ... less than brilliant papers and awarded him with a gentleman’s ‘D’. He saw things differently and came by my office later that day to voice his displeasure. After carefully outlining the obvious shortcomings, we managed to come to an understanding. He was a hard worker though, and made a point of running his ideas by me over the remainder of the semester. When this opportunity came up, I figured I would make up for the rough time I gave him and offered to have him tag along. I looked down at my GPS, trying to get a bearing on our location. The environment had a notable lack reference points. There’s a reason why it is called *the* *land* *of* *snow* *and* *ice*. Plant life was non-existent and the blanket of snow made it near impossible to distinguish one thing from another. Other than the occasional wildlife, the only defining feature was a mountain range far in the distance, its peaks hidden by the clouds. The setting sun makes it difficult to see. Glancing up, I pointed in the direction of the mountains. ‘Only another few kilometers to go now, we’re almost there’. ‘*Only* a few kilometers. Got it’. The balaclava hid my grin as we set off towards the horizon. This artifact was going to be worth braving the tough terrain. It had come to my attention as I was reading a report from the McMurdo Station research team that had just returned from a project. The team was studying the impact of ice-cap retreat on the matting habits of Chinstrap Penguins. The report had casually mentioned an odd, perfectly symmetrical fissure that was discovered near the edge of an ice shelf. The team was astonished. They couldn’t explain how such a clean hole had been seared into the ice. Fissures were normally jagged and arched, the result of deep cracks and fractures in the glacier. Ultimately, however, the team was merely concerned with the penguin behavior and this observation ended up being but a footnote in an otherwise lengthy paper. However, I noticed similarities between their description and an observation made in a journal by Sir Edmund Hillary. His journal wrote about a meteorite of sorts, ferociously striking into the earth near his camp, shooting shards of snow and ice so high that they blocked out the sun and emitting a wave of heat hot enough to mimic a warm summer's day. He claimed that any attempts to approach the impact site was hindered by a dome of energy, causing immediate nausea and vomiting in any who crossed it. After cross-referencing the research team’s geographical location with that of Hillary at the time of the journal entry, I was astonished to find that they were mere meters from each other. If this wasn’t a cursed artifact, then I wasn’t the world’s finest cursed artifact hunter. I needed to investigate. The sun was beginning to set as we approach the location. With still a kilometer away, I instructed Scott to set up camp here before it became to dark. We could ski in the rest of the way once we were finished. People complain about setting up a tent in a mosquito infested forest, and admittedly, there’s nothing fun about it. But setting up a tent in wind-ravaged Antarctica, with the snow and ice slicing into every inch of exposed skin, put a whole new meaning on the term ‘uncomfortable’. After struggling away for a half hour, we had our Marmot Thor tent set up and a bottle of propane powering a pocket-sized grill, warming up a coffee for our upcoming adventure. ‘I don’t think I can feel my hands anymore,’ Scott said, his fingers tucked comfortably into the crotch of his snow-pants. ‘I’m serious man, this better be good!’. ‘If I’m right, this won’t just be good. This will be ground-breaking’. ‘Sure, but if it’s not, we need to talk about extra credit for next semester,’ Scott answers, ‘because I swear to God, I don’t have movement in the fingers on my left hand’. ‘Well you better warm them up,’ I laugh, ‘we’re heading out in 5 minutes’. Slipping our boots back into the clips on our skis and illuminating our headlamps, we start our final descent on the crevasse. The moon and the stars piercing through the dark sky provide the only other light. A wisp of green, the *Aurora* *Borealis*, danced in the backdrop. ‘5o meters now, careful,’ I say, eyes trained on the GPS indicator. ‘Move slowly and watch your path. This thing is only accurate to 5 meters’. Scott mumbles something in reply, but the wind wiping in my ears makes it difficult for me to hear him. Suddenly, we’re upon it. A black, circular abyss stands in stark contrast to the bleach white snow surrounding it. The edge of the crevasse is notably clean of irregularities, much like the report had indicated. It looks as if a boiling hot stone had been placed on the snow, melting deep into the ice. Taking off our skis, we approach the edge carefully and peer down. The light from our headlamp struggles to illuminate the bottom of the crevasse. ‘Scott, get me the stone’. Scott takes out a small, 2 kilogram stone that he had been carrying in his backpack. I grab it from him and slowly lean over the side. Letting it fall, I begin counting. ‘*One* – ’ Almost immediately, I hear the rock hit the bottom with a loud thud. Scott and I catch each others eyes. It’s not that deep. ‘Get the lines out, I’m going down’. ‘Matthew, it’s the middle of the night. This can wait for tomorrow.’ I glare back at him. We had traveled hundreds of miles to get here, and then spent two days skiing deep into the Antarctic wilderness, struggling through the freezing cold and blinding snow. I wasn’t going to wait for the morning and risk a storm or disaster to cut the expedition short. Not when we were this close. ‘Scott. Get the lines.’ He knew enough not to argue. Grabbing the rope out of his pack, he began to set up a rappelling system near the edge of the crevasse. As he worked, I began to shed my unnecessary kit. I threw off my big, feather filled jacket, instead opting for a GoreTex sweater. I tossed the headlamp back on my head and tucked my camera into my sweater pocket. I exchanged my over-sized mitts for my work gloves, which sported a set of Kevlar knuckles and leather palms. Quickly, I hammered back a swig of water and clipped into the lines. I had crampons strapped onto my boots and a set of ice-picks onto my belt, making sure I had a way back up. We glance at each other again. Both of us know the danger involved in a late-night rappel into a crevasse in the middle of Antarctica. ‘Okay Matt, I have the first aid kit out and ready and the sat-phone has a signal,’ Scott said. We both knew that these would be of no help in the slightest if shit hit the fan, but it was comforting in any event. I nodded at him and leaned back over the dark pit below. Slowly, I inched my way down the side of the icy crevasse, occasionally turning my head to check how much farther I had left to go. As I approached the bottom, the light from my headlamp began to illuminate the bottom of the fissure. My heart sank. There was nothing but powdery snow. As I reached the bottom, I unclipped from the lines and shouted up to Scott. ‘At the bottom, I'm safe. We might need to start talking about that extra credit’. I hear a muffled ‘fuck’ come from above. I fan the light out over the area. The sides of the crevasse are astonishingly clear as though an ocean had simple frozen in place. The bottom is filled with soft snow up to my ankles, likely blown over into the pit from up above. The snow is beautiful, completely undisturbed and a perfect shade of white. As I inspect the rest of the pit, I start taking pictures for my records. Suddenly, my toe jams into something solid and I go flying forward, the powdery snow softening the blow. What the hell was that, I think. I look back and notice a grey edge peering out from the snow. ‘Scott, forget the extra credit. We might have something here’. My heart racing, I retrace my steps to where I tripped and hastily brush the snow away. Wedged quietly into the ice below, a grey cube protrudes from the ground. I turn my lamp on to the cube and inspect it more closely. Serpent-like engraving cut sharply through the side of the cube in an intricate design. The edges of the engravings appear to be plated in a gold-like material. As a start to brush the snow off of it, the deep groves slowly begin to become illuminated with a dull blue glow. The glow begins to fade and suddenly, the entire cube emits a piercing yellow shine, shooting out of the crevasse like a spotlight from a lamp. ‘Scott! The ropes!’ I yell, blinded by the light.

  • Ephraim Mills

    Here are some I've previously made, although I don't know they're within your parameters: #### Bedazzling Bracelet *Wondrous item, uncommon* While you wear this arm bracelet, you find it easy to catch others' attention. You have advantage on Charisma (Performance) checks and Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) checks, provided that you have both your arms free. #### Bonded Rings *Wondrous item, very rare (attunement optional)* This pair of simple silver rings shares an ancient, magical bond. When a creature wearing one of the rings takes damage that would reduce it to 0 hit points, but not kill it outright, if you are attuned to the other ring and can see the other wearer, you can use a reaction to magically substitute your own health for that of the target creature, causing that creature not to take the damage. Instead, you take the damage. This feature can not be used again until both of you have simultaneously been at maximum hit points. #### Bracers of Polar Opposition *Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)* While wearing these bracers, if you aren'’t wearing armor or wielding a shield, you can use a bonus action to slam them together, activating or deactivating them. While they're active, melee weapon attacks against you made with metal weapons are made with disadvantage. Any such attack that still manages to hit, is a critical hit. #### Cloak of Gravity *Wondrous item, uncommon* A light, thin cloak that billows for every step you take. The cloak lowers gravity in a small area around itself, and if worn, the wearer can jump twice the amount of feet both horizontally and vertically. In addition, the wearer's maximum carrying capacity is doubled. #### Cloaking Scabbard *Wondrous item, rare* A cheap-looking dagger-sized scabbard with just a faint trace of magic in it. A dagger sheathed in this scabbard is invisible to everyone but the creature possessing it. As the wielder of the dagger, you gain advantage with melee-weapon attacks made using the dagger until you successfully hit, at which point the dagger becomes visible to everyone. A cloaked weapon turns invisible again after being continuously sheathed for 8 hours. #### Emergency Belt *Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)* When you spend a Hit Die, you can choose to not regain hit points, instead having the belt gain one charge, up to a maximum equal to your level. As a bonus action, you can expend all charges to roll that many Hit Dice, regaining hit points equal to the total rolled — you do not add your Constitution modifier. The number of charges is halved after you finish a long rest. #### Galceli's Studded Leather Armor *Armor (studded leather), uncommon* An ordinary-looking armor with a hidden fail-safe. As a reaction to either falling or being submerged in water, the wearer can cause the armor to expand and fill with air. In this state, if the wearer is falling, the rate of descent is 60 feet per round, and the wearer takes no falling damage when it lands. If used under water, the wearer rises towards the surface at a rate of 60 feet per round, and it will float once at the surface. The air pockets only hold enough air to last for one minute, and once this feature is used, it can't be used again until it is patched and its studs are refitted. #### Monk Robe *Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement by a monk)* A simple, but well-made robe with a small crystal embedded on each side of the chest. The crystals are specifically shaped and placed to enhance one's ki flow. While wearing this robe, when you use your *Slow Fall* feature, you can choose to move 5 feet horizontally for every 10 feet you fall. In addition, once on each of your turns, when you hit with an unarmed attack, you deal additional damage equal to the number of ki points you have left, but no more than your proficiency bonus. #### Pelt of the Winter Wolf *Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement)* While wearing this pelt, you have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in snowy terrain. In addition, whenever you take cold damage, you regain a spent Hit Die. You can't regain more than your total number of Hit Dice in any one day. #### Shield of Chihira Kahir *Armor (shield), uncommon* While wielding this shield, you have advantage on Strength (Athletics) checks to avoid being grappled or shoved. Additionally, if used as a sled, this shield can carry up to 500 pounds without the weight making it sink down into soft or loose ground. #### Shoes of Remembrance *Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)* These seemingly ordinary shoes have a way of getting you both back and forth. While wearing these shoes, at the start of your turn, you can activate the shoes (no action required). If you do, you gain 10 feet of additional movement and don't provoke opportunity attacks this turn. At the end of your turn, you are teleported back to the space where you activated the shoes, or the nearest unoccupied space if that space is occupied. The shoes can't be used this way again until the next dawn. #### Silver Dragon Necklace *Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)* While wearing this necklace, imbued with magic by a silver dragon, you can use an action to cast the *polymorph* spell on yourself. You can also choose to transform into another humanoid race using the spell. If you do, your appearance is determined by the DM, and you keep all your statistics except racial traits, but gain the racial traits of the race you transformed into. The necklace can't be used this way again until the next dawn. #### Slippers of Sand *Wondrous item, uncommon* While you wear these rough shoes, you ignore difficult terrain created by slippery surfaces, such as ones covered by ice or oil. Additionally, your steps make no sound, and you have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks that rely on moving silently on a natural surface. #### The Yellow Jaguar's Crossbow *Weapon (hand crossbow), very rare (requires attunement)* A seemingly ordinary hand-crossbow that has been modified and enchanted to be better suited to both breaking and entering. The crossbow has 3 charges. While holding it, you can spend 1 charge to cast one of the following spells: *invisibility* (self only), *levitate* (self only), or *shatter* (from the point of a fired bolt). The save DC is 8 + proficiency bonus + Wisdom (or your spellcasting modifier if you have one). Additionally, it has a grappling hook with a rope of 150 feet attached (both hidden in a pocket dimension), and a small hoop at the end that can either be fastened to a belt or a strap. The crossbow regains 1d4 expended charges daily at dawn, up to its maximum of 3 charges. #### Torque of Heat Hazing *Wondrous item, uncommon* While wearing this torque, you can use an action to cast the *blur* spell with it. The torque can't be used this way again until the next dawn. #### Trembling Bandana *Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement)* As a bonus action, you can pull this bandana over your eyes to gain tremorsense out to 15 feet. While the bandana is worn in this way you are deaf and blind with regard to your other senses. "When you camp below open sky, beware of ankhs further below" - ancient proverb. #### Trickster's Cloak *Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement)* While attuned to this rainbow-colored cloak, you can cast the *prestidigitation* cantrip. In addition, when an object within 60 feet of you that you can see, and that's neither worn nor carried, deals or is about to deal damage, you can use a reaction to send the object temporarily to another plane of existence. It reappears in the same space with the same momentum and trajectory, if any, at the end of the next turn. If the object is used in an attack, you can choose to do so before or after the attack roll, but before any effects of the attack are applied. #### Upholding Boots *Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)* These sturdy, jet-black boots have 3 charges. As a bonus action, you can expend one or more charges to activate the inherent magic in the boots. When activated, the boots produce small energy fields that are suspended in place wherever the wearer steps, allowing them to walk on thin air as if climbing a staircase, or across chasms and rivers as if crossing a bridge. Additionally, for each charge you spent beyond the first, your movement is increased by an amount equal to your normal movement speed. These effects last until the end of the turn. The boots regain all expended charges daily at dawn. #### Veil of Kismada *Wondrous item, uncommon* While wearing this almost translucent veil, you can add your Wisdom modifier to Charisma (Deception) and Charisma (Persuasion) checks made to interact with humanoids. The Desert-Queen Kismada used both her wits and her charm to mesmerize those around her. If nothing else, hopefully these'll possibly provide some inspiration :)

  • Stephan Ondricka

    >I know this is important for some laws and clarifications since some states have different laws regarding what you can and cannot carry. Congratulations. Friends of mine who live in Florida recommend Jon Gutmacher's book, '[Florida Firearms: Law, Use, and Ownership](https://www.amazon.com/Florida-Firearms-Ownership-Complete-Including/dp/0964195879)'. It would probably be a good idea for you to familiarize yourself with the content of this book. >I've taken the course already, What kind of course? Who was your trainer? How much did you shoot? Because you live in Florida, you are fortunate to leave near a Massad Ayoob group training location. It's costly, but at some point you should strongly consider taking [MAG40](http://massadayoobgroup.com/mag-40/). I seriously doubt Ayoob will still be teaching in another fifteen years, and he's one of the foremost minds on self-defense practice and the use of deadly force by civilians. >So far I'm leaning pretty heavily towards the S&W Shield, but I also like a few others like the Glock 43 or the Ruger LC9. Find a range that lets you shoot guns and rent each one. See which one you prefer. People will make recommendations, but mostly they will be revealing their own preferences rather than giving you useful advice. What you shoot best will depend on your body, your style, and your own particular idiosyncrasies. I like that all of the guns you're choosing appear to be chambered in 9mm or better. While 380 is far, far better than going unarmed, 9mm can be had in such compact guns these days that 380 is tough to justify except in special circumstances. >As a relatively skinny, toned guy; will it be easier or more difficult to conceal? Dress around the gun and you'll be fine. A Glock 43 slips comfortably into a pocket with a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster and conceals well there. Any of the guns can be worn with a nice IWB holster as well. I recommend strong side on the hip or pocket carry for most applications. Ankle carry for a back-up gun or someone who spends a lot of time driving (as the ankle can be easier to access in some cases than a hip or pocket-carried gun). >Are there any methods of carry that I should not even look at because they would impossible with my body shape? Small-of-the-back carry is not often recommended for most people. I never say never, but there are a lot of drawbacks to SOB, including but not limited to the fact that if you get knocked on your back it can be seriously injurious and painful and very difficult to access your firearm. For most folks, strong side on the hip (IWB or OWB), pocket carry, and ankle carry are the most recommended. >I also want to carry a large knife or two in addition to a gun, what types of carry should I look at for those? If you carry a knife for fighting purposes, my recommendation would be that you train in bladecraft. Just like anything else, if you're not skilled in its use this can be a problem. That said, a knife concealed weak-side on the belt can be a useful supplemental tool to peel someone off of your handgun. Then again, if you're in a grappling match for a handgun something has gone very wrong and it may not be the time to be getting distracted by your bat-belt. If you anticipate being at knife-range, you may want to learn some hand-to-hand martial arts if you don't already have that skill set. >How do you handle a first date? What about if things end up going to the bedroom? There are all sorts of issues tied up here. There is a higher level of responsibility involved in carrying a gun. I think you have two options. Be willing to tell her and risk not getting any OR Leave the gun at home or in your car (which you can do if you insist on driving). The reason I say that is there are too many unknowns involved in your gun being out of your control hidden in a pile of your clothes in a strange place with someone you just met. What if she's a snoop? What if she has kids or roommates she didn't tell you about, and they're snoopy? You don't want someone who is totally gun ignorant just happening upon a chambered gun. That's a recipe for disaster. So how do you handle the conversation? If she invites you back to her place, before you go, you might say, 'Hey, I know this is a little awkward but I don't want to surprise you and have you be uncomfortable. I carry a firearm for personal protection. Is that going to be a problem?' Revealing the firearm when you're already alone with her in her home will probably make her feel unsafe, so I'd have the talk before getting in the car with her. >How do you use public restrooms? Particularly using urinals? A big holster is kind of obvious. What about using stalls? For urinals: The gun is carried in a pocket or on the strong side on the hip, slightly behind the iliac crest. Urination takes place as per usual through the fly of the pants. Take care, if moving a shirt tail out of the way, not to let the shirt tail ride up and reveal the gun. Practice at home with a mirror if you must, but there is usually not much of an issue. Stalls: A little trickier. I usually leave the gun secured in the holster (your holster should be such that you could hang upside down from a jungle gym without the gun falling out), and hold the pants such that I'm able to take care of business but the gun is not visible beneath the stall. Again, this takes a little work but it can be managed. Make sure you have a good stiff belt like a [beltman belt](https://www.thebeltman.net/). Don't expect your JC Penny Special to stand up to concealed carry use. >Should I carry am extra magazine? If so, how do you carry them? Yes, probably, if you're comfortable with doing so. The reason is not so much that you're likely to need the ammo (most gun fights are five rounds or fewer), but more that magazine malfunctions happens and the best solution to those is often a new mag. Carry weak side, on the belt. I usually wear long shirts that drape when I carry, so OWB. But IWB magazine holders are available for those so inclined. And you'll need practice reloading your mag under pressure, so I recommend participating in shooting competitions like the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) or USPSA. >What do I do when I go to the range and want to fire the gun I'm carrying? Fewer than 10% of ranges will having a 'clearing table' where you will go, unholster, clear your firearm, and bag it to shoot. 90% of ranges will expect you to show up with the firearm in its own bag. Abide by range policy, whatever range you're using. How do you ever shoot the gun you carry, then? Fun answer: Buy another gun. A backup gun, which you would then carry for personal protection at the range while you shoot your main. This will also allow you to carry two guns most of the time. Handy. >What type of ammo should I use? Hollow points are a given, but what brands are know to cycle the best? Fun but expensive answer: You have to rest 100 - 500 rounds of the carry ammo you want to shoot in your gun. For this reason I usually carry Winchester JHP rather than Gold Dots, because field testing Gold Dots is... costly. >What do you do with your gun if you stay at a friend's house or go to someone's house who doesn't like guns, but doesn't know that you carry? I don't tell them I'm carrying. >Should I carry two guns? If so, how is the best way to do so? If you're comfortable doing so. In a very small percentage of cases, it will save your life because your main gun will fail at exactly the wrong time and the only solution may be a new gun. If I carry a bug (these days I rarely do), my main will go strong side on the belt with spare mags weak side on the belt. The BUG will go in my strong side pants pocket OR on my weak side ankle (if I plan to be driving a lot, for example on a long road trip). >What's the safest way to store the gun while still retaining fast access? GunVault sells some biometic safes that can be opened very quickly by anyone with the code, but keep the gun locked away frm anyone else. >What's the best way to threat access at night in your home? Honestly, if you REALLY think invaders are incoming, probably the best solution is to conceal yourself in your locked bedroom, call the cops, and stay on the phone with dispatch if they arrive. Especially since you live with other people and seeing you clearing your house in your underpants might seriously alarm them and lead to a confusing and tragic situation.

  • Marvin Rippin

    CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope. In the tumultuous business of cutting-in and attending to a whale, there is much running backwards and forwards among the crew. Now hands are wanted here, and then again hands are wanted there. There is no staying in any one place; for at one and the same time everything has to be done everywhere. It is much the same with him who endeavors the description of the scene. We must now retrace our way a little. It was mentioned that upon first breaking ground in the whale's back, the blubber-hook was inserted into the original hole there cut by the spades of the mates. But how did so clumsy and weighty a mass as that same hook get fixed in that hole? It was inserted there by my particular friend Queequeg, whose duty it was, as harpooneer, to descend upon the monster's back for the special purpose referred to. But in very many cases, circumstances require that the harpooneer shall remain on the whale till the whole flensing or stripping operation is concluded. The whale, be it observed, lies almost entirely submerged, excepting the immediate parts operated upon. So down there, some ten feet below the level of the deck, the poor harpooneer flounders about, half on the whale and half in the water, as the vast mass revolves like a tread-mill beneath him. On the occasion in question, Queequeg figured in the Highland costume--a shirt and socks--in which to my eyes, at least, he appeared to uncommon advantage; and no one had a better chance to observe him, as will presently be seen. Being the savage's bowsman, that is, the person who pulled the bow-oar in his boat (the second one from forward), it was my cheerful duty to attend upon him while taking that hard-scrabble scramble upon the dead whale's back. You have seen Italian organ-boys holding a dancing-ape by a long cord. Just so, from the ship's steep side, did I hold Queequeg down there in the sea, by what is technically called in the fishery a monkey-rope, attached to a strong strip of canvas belted round his waist. It was a humorously perilous business for both of us. For, before we proceed further, it must be said that the monkey-rope was fast at both ends; fast to Queequeg's broad canvas belt, and fast to my narrow leather one. So that for better or for worse, we two, for the time, were wedded; and should poor Queequeg sink to rise no more, then both usage and honour demanded, that instead of cutting the cord, it should drag me down in his wake. So, then, an elongated Siamese ligature united us. Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed. So strongly and metaphysically did I conceive of my situation then, that while earnestly watching his motions, I seemed distinctly to perceive that my own individuality was now merged in a joint stock company of two; that my free will had received a mortal wound; and that another's mistake or misfortune might plunge innocent me into unmerited disaster and death. Therefore, I saw that here was a sort of interregnum in Providence; for its even-handed equity never could have so gross an injustice. And yet still further pondering--while I jerked him now and then from between the whale and ship, which would threaten to jam him--still further pondering, I say, I saw that this situation of mine was the precise situation of every mortal that breathes; only, in most cases, he, one way or other, has this Siamese connexion with a plurality of other mortals. If your banker breaks, you snap; if your apothecary by mistake sends you poison in your pills, you die. True, you may say that, by exceeding caution, you may possibly escape these and the multitudinous other evil chances of life. But handle Queequeg's monkey-rope heedfully as I would, sometimes he jerked it so, that I came very near sliding overboard. Nor could I possibly forget that, do what I would, I only had the management of one end of it.* *The monkey-rope is found in all whalers; but it was only in the Pequod that the monkey and his holder were ever tied together. This improvement upon the original usage was introduced by no less a man than Stubb, in order to afford the imperilled harpooneer the strongest possible guarantee for the faithfulness and vigilance of his monkey-rope holder. I have hinted that I would often jerk poor Queequeg from between the whale and the ship--where he would occasionally fall, from the incessant rolling and swaying of both. But this was not the only jamming jeopardy he was exposed to. Unappalled by the massacre made upon them during the night, the sharks now freshly and more keenly allured by the before pent blood which began to flow from the carcass--the rabid creatures swarmed round it like bees in a beehive. And right in among those sharks was Queequeg; who often pushed them aside with his floundering feet. A thing altogether incredible were it not that attracted by such prey as a dead whale, the otherwise miscellaneously carnivorous shark will seldom touch a man. Nevertheless, it may well be believed that since they have such a ravenous finger in the pie, it is deemed but wise to look sharp to them. Accordingly, besides the monkey-rope, with which I now and then jerked the poor fellow from too close a vicinity to the maw of what seemed a peculiarly ferocious shark--he was provided with still another protection. Suspended over the side in one of the stages, Tashtego and Daggoo continually flourished over his head a couple of keen whale-spades, wherewith they slaughtered as many sharks as they could reach. This procedure of theirs, to be sure, was very disinterested and benevolent of them. They meant Queequeg's best happiness, I admit; but in their hasty zeal to befriend him, and from the circumstance that both he and the sharks were at times half hidden by the blood-muddled water, those indiscreet spades of theirs would come nearer amputating a leg than a tail. But poor Queequeg, I suppose, straining and gasping there with that great iron hook--poor Queequeg, I suppose, only prayed to his Yojo, and gave up his life into the hands of his gods. Well, well, my dear comrade and twin-brother, thought I, as I drew in and then slacked off the rope to every swell of the sea--what matters it, after all? Are you not the precious image of each and all of us men in this whaling world? That unsounded ocean you gasp in, is Life; those sharks, your foes; those spades, your friends; and what between sharks and spades you are in a sad pickle and peril, poor lad. But courage! there is good cheer in store for you, Queequeg. For now, as with blue lips and blood-shot eyes the exhausted savage at last climbs up the chains and stands all dripping and involuntarily trembling over the side; the steward advances, and with a benevolent, consolatory glance hands him--what? Some hot Cognac? No! hands him, ye gods! hands him a cup of tepid ginger and water! "Ginger? Do I smell ginger?" suspiciously asked Stubb, coming near. "Yes, this must be ginger," peering into the as yet untasted cup. Then standing as if incredulous for a while, he calmly walked towards the astonished steward slowly saying, "Ginger? ginger? and will you have the goodness to tell me, Mr. Dough-Boy, where lies the virtue of ginger? Ginger! is ginger the sort of fuel you use, Dough-boy, to kindle a fire in this shivering cannibal? Ginger!--what the devil is ginger? Sea-coal? firewood?--lucifer matches?--tinder?--gunpowder?--what the devil is ginger, I say, that you offer this cup to our poor Queequeg here." "There is some sneaking Temperance Society movement about this business," he suddenly added, now approaching Starbuck, who had just come from forward. "Will you look at that kannakin, sir; smell of it, if you please." Then watching the mate's countenance, he added, "The steward, Mr. Starbuck, had the face to offer that calomel and jalap to Queequeg, there, this instant off the whale. Is the steward an apothecary, sir? and may I ask whether this is the sort of bitters by which he blows back the life into a half-drowned man?" "I trust not," said Starbuck, "it is poor stuff enough." "Aye, aye, steward," cried Stubb, "we'll teach you to drug a harpooneer; none of your apothecary's medicine here; you want to poison us, do ye? You have got out insurances on our lives and want to murder us all, and pocket the proceeds, do ye?" "It was not me," cried Dough-Boy, "it was Aunt Charity that brought the ginger on board; and bade me never give the harpooneers any spirits, but only this ginger-jub--so she called it." "Ginger-jub! you gingerly rascal! take that! and run along with ye to the lockers, and get something better. I hope I do no wrong, Mr. Starbuck. It is the captain's orders--grog for the harpooneer on a whale."

  • Thurman Zboncak

    In the beginning, Zed made it look like every day would be like the first day at work. With the plethora of civilizations out in the galaxy suddenly discovering that Earth was a relatively safe vacation spot, nearly hidden away in the far extremes of the galaxy, every day was a guarantee that we'd see a new alien species attempting to make it thru MiB's Office of Interplanetary Customs and Immigration Assimilation. That's where I was assigned on my first day. It's been 10 years. And I'm still an unpaid intern, sort of. Let me explain. It began on my first day, and as I think back on it, this day belongs in a TIFU post but regardless, here we are. I made the mistake of asking a cute blonde out on a date virtually 5 minutes after Zed left me alone at my post at Customs. He simply gave me my very own alien language translator to be placed in my ear and then said the job is pretty self explanatory. I saw a long line of aliens waiting to be scanned, examined, finger printed, follicle hair collected, scale chipped for ID, spit collected, and anatomically resized down to acceptable levels to better aclimate to Earth's gravity. The manual at my post had a specific direction for what was required of every type of known alien. The first alien was of a hairy blue lizard humanoid type and all I needed from it was a sample of his skin scales. Easy enough right? It seemed like it had gone thru this rigeramerole a few times and I took his sample, asked if it had anything to declare, and it said something I didn't at first understand but what my inner ear translation device said was "is it sunny today?" To which I replied "yes". And then it walked away. Standing behind it was the aforementioned cute blonde. Her name was Plena and she was one of those ultra rare cases of a foreign system born human. She was human... but not of this world (and I mean that in every sense of the term, you get me?). Tall, blonde, svelt, peak physical shape, equally sized size C-cup bust, and just my luck, she was wearing shorts. Those legs! My god (not that I believe in one) but my god her legs! I was smitten upon seeing her and when processing her information, i asked her out "What are you doing in the city later?" She nervously smiled back and replied "you". Ok so that immediate answer should have taken me aback because who says that?! And yet, my heart started racing and I casually pressed my ear to make sure what I heard was really a human saying "you" and not some scrambled translation of an alien language being spoken by her. "I'm sorry what are you doing in the city later?" "You" she replied back. I turned to my sides and saw the other guys working the posts minding their own business, tending to their own line of aliens. I looked behind me and noticed Zed was back up in that oval shaped office of his. I then looked at Plena and smiled. Quickly I jotted down my House number and told her to give me a call. She smiled as she walked away and again said "you". And she winked. I mean, come on. That's a sure sign right guys? Of all the signals a woman can make, that's gotta be up there in the sure-thing-I'm-getting-laid-tonight signals from a woman. An out of this world beautiful blonde woman. I rush through my day, processing every alien as fast as I can. We don't have a time limit at Customs. MiB has a preset number of aliens they admit each day and then we at Customs have to process them and our day is done when our respective line of aliens have been processed. Some days go by fast, some days they drag on... depending on the type of alien and their specific circumstance. But on this first day, my shift ended in 3 hours. It was now 5 pm and I wanted to run home and check my answering machine. Zed said I could go home, pattern me on my back on my first day. Done. I ran the bleep home. My answering machine had one message. I pressed the button. "You" is what I hear. It was Plena. Saying "you" again. Weird huh. Then my phone rings and I pick up. I don't even bother to say hello or ask whose calling. I know it's her. (No one has ever called me on this new number that MiB had set me up with a few days before my first day so I knew it had to be her.) "Plena?! Where are you?" "You?! I am Park Ave. you!!" "Where in park ave? Are you lost? What street number do you see?" "Park ave. you. Wallorf. You" "You're at the Waldorf? You're by the Waldorf you mean. I'm coming". Geez it doesn't get any easier does it. So I run out, hail a cab, and make my way to the Waldorf Astoria. She's in the lobby. Dressed same as I saw her. She winks at me. "You" she says. So what'd I do. I go to reception, book is a room. We go to the elevator, up to our room.... and then royally do the deed that I haven't managed to do in 2 years with even the most average looking earthling girls. Next morning, I noticed she's still asleep but I need to be at work in one hour. I quickly shower and then write a note telling her I left. Upon arriving MiB headquarters, Zed and Kay meet me at the elevator and zap me with an anatomically shrinking gun. I become the size of a dime and Zed places me in his front shirt pocket and tells me to stay quiet. I place my face against the fabric and barely make out that Zed and Kay are now face to face with the first hairy blue lizard alien I had processed the day before. Kay begins to speak "No he's not made of money, the kid didn't even finish high school. The only reason we hired him is because his fan fiction posts on the internet were getting a little too accurate and it kind of spooked the Hrbshhtiiudhyyeeesh royal family that we were on to them. Had to shut the kid down and took him and gave him a boring job" Zed then chimed in. "He's not someone too bright, not up to our standards. And so we had him blasted away to that penal colony asteroid belt you all love so much. He won't last a minute. Problem solved" The blue alien then took his turn to speak. "I will find he who make sunny" he then walked away Zed takes me out of his pocket and zaps me again, bring me back to regular size. Though my pants feel bigger. "You messed up big time, kiddo" "You are one lucky son of a bitch he didn't catch you in the act." Kay said with the most disgruntled tone I've ever heard the man speak. "You're going to work for free for the next 10 years, plus another 5 at the post in Venus, so that when he comes back, you have enough saved up to pay the dowry" "The what?!" "You bedded his daughter. But you didn't pay the dowry. He came to earth to find a well off man to marry his adopted daughter. He asked you, and you said yes. You took his daughter, did god knows what, don't even bother to tell me the details because I assure you son, there are things you DONT remember about your little romp with that cute gal. But you didn't pay the dowry" "I'm confused" I say. "When did I agree to anything he said" Zed then turned to me and asked "dont you remember what he said to you yesterday? He asked if you were to be his son in law. You said yes. Why in the hell would you say yes?!" "He asked if it was a sunny day. Sun. Sunny day. That's what I said yes to" Kay then started laughing. "Oh sorry about this son. It's these damn inner ear translators we got from the MiB Chinese division. Zed i told you we should stick to our American manufacturers. Those Chinese have only been in contact with our out of town friends for barely a year. They don't know what they're doing" he kept laughing. "Son, you're about to become a father and sweet little Plena is gonna have a nice life living and raising your child at the Waldorf." "Wait... huh?" I say "Son, while her father is off trying to find you in the asteroid penal colony belt, that's only going to take him 2 days in his time. In earth time, that's 20 years. When he comes back upon realizing we tricked him, which he won't have any hard feelings about by the way, you'll have saved up enough to pay the dowry" I was still confused but then managed to ask "why did she keep repeating the word 'you'!" Zed replied with his signature snark. "She wasn't saying 'you'. She was asking 'you?!', as in saying 'really? You? Are you serious!" He then started laughing. Kay joined in. "It's going to be ok son. Your kid will grow up just fine. On earth. She agreed to marry you. It's official. First wedding ceremony at MiB. Guess there's a first time for everything." He then reached into my ear and removed the ear piece and threw it on the ground and stepped on it. "Here. Take mine. you horny son a bitch". He and Kay then walked away, laughing hysterically as I went back to my post. And that, kids, is how I met your mother.

  • Josephine Ryan

    Okay, so the next story is how I came to quit working at that company. Apologies for the delay - I got caught up on some emotional posting on here and then finishing a resume for a friend. I took a little extra time on this one and tried to make it as an enjoyable a read as possible for you. I hope you like it and can laugh at my stupidity. :) Due to the *insane* quantities of drugs that were going missing, the DEA came to investigate what the hell was going on. Now, when they came in, one of my managers tipped me off to it since it wasn't exactly a secret that I was the most-likely suspect. But I was so good at my job (When I wasn't tits to the wind, anyway) and well-liked that I was given that professional courtesy. Here's the thing about addiction though, it completely hijacks your thought processes at times. Any sane person would immediately alter whatever endeavors of theirs that were placing them in crosshairs of the unrelenting zeal for the destruction of an individual's life that the DEA nurtures in every one of its agents. So did I do anything differently? Maybe. But not in any really meaningful way. I had been shopping at the, Big Box Store, the one-stop-felony-shop, that was the boxes full of the prescription-equivalent unicorns, for so long -- and so successfully -- that I felt as though I had it covered. And it's not as if there wasn't' a bit of truth to that, however, I'm not able to pause time or turn invisible so there's always gong to be risks involved with it. This however, was *beyond* risk. Risk is rolling the dice. Continuing to actively avail myself of some of the most tightly-regulated chemicals on the planet while under the scrutiny of an array of both visible and hidden security cameras, as well as fucking Captain Ahab the fucking DEA agent, hell bent on royally-fucking whoever this drug-addled White Whale was with his lascivious, tumescent, and turgid, boner to the full-extent that the judicial system would allow him.... well this was just fucking insane! And yet, there I was. Still getting high and stealing drugs. I was driving people to close to madness with it, too. They couldn't figure out *HOW* in the *FUCK* this was still going on. They started holding all the packages for that address until Monday morning, when none of the regulars were there, and then loading them up right before the drivers got there. So, I on Monday mornings I would come in to pick up a few extra hours and browse through the packages on the truck before the driver got there. I had found a blind spot in the cameras where when I was loading one truck at the end of the belt, I could walk go out the driver's door, the back in through the dirver's door of another truck and make my way over to the truck holding the boxes without being seen, gather what I wanted, then reverse directions. And like most stories, there was one fateful day in which it all came crashing down. They held meetings. They vaguely threatened every one of us as a group during mass-announcements. There was a bounty on my head of roughly two grand. Tears were shed. Walls punched. Reputations besmirched. Marriages troubled. The shit was fucking bananas behind closed doors. And as you can imagine, people were FUCKING PISSED. I was making fools of them. Well, during the normal week, when they kept all those packages locked up, I still needed drugs. I had four shoeboxes full of them, but I *still* needed more. That's the insanity thing again. And you remember the bit about the poor motherfucker I would steal *just enough* morphine from so that he wouldn't be sick or in pain? Good. Because he begins the climax of the story. His unassuming, or so I thought, envelope made it's way down the belt and I pretended to knock it off into a pile of stuff that needed to go back up to the front of the belt and run again because people had missed the boxes for their trucks. And a while later as I'm pretending to sort through the reruns, I hide the envelope under a box, take it into my truck, remove what I want, seal it up, and stealthily bring it back out. I properly go through the rest of the pile of reruns and push them towards the trucks they needed to be loaded on. Except for Mr. Morphine's envelope. This thing has an error when I scan it. "Fuck...." Scan it again. "Goddamnit." The address isn't showing up as listed on my personal data terminal so I have to write the code for "needs a map" on it and bring it to the front. Which I do. And then I met Ahab. I had seen this guy lurking up on the gantry way at the top of the warehouse watching all of us like fucking raptor, just watching us mice scurry below. "Hi! It's KungFu, right?" *Oh holy fuck!* This guys knows *my fucking name*! This is an inauspicious start. "Y-yeah. Hi. Um, who are you?" "I'm Agent Fuck-Face with the DEA, but you can call me Ahab." At this point, my insides are like a basket of eels that was just pulled from the water. All slimy, twisting and slipping around on themselves. But I don't let that show outside. Outside, I'm Tripple-C. Calm, Cool, and Collected. I can't show this guy I'm anything but that because I'm sure he can *smell* the fear on me and I need to get out of this predators gaze as soon I fucking can. "Alright, Ahab... what can I do for you?" "Can you tell me why you brought that envelope back up to the front?" "Oh. Yeah, that was a code 3. Needed a map." He bites his thumbnail and nods, "Mhmm, you uh, know there were drugs in there, right?" "What? No kidding? I thought you guys had that all sorted out, now?" "No, no, we haven't caught the person responsible yet. But there were drugs missing from that envelope." I'm fucked. That's it. I'm now a felon, and I am going to be made an example of. This is, KungFu. This is what you've amounted to and you will never be able to surpass this moment now, regardless of how much you want to or how hard you work. Hell of a fucking bed you've made for yourself. He interrupts my thoughts, "You mind if I check your pockets?" Now, I can do two things, I can tell him what I have in my pocket and not insult the man when he finds it, or I can roll the dice, bet the farm on this Hail-Mary pass. And I feel like we've gotten to know each other a bit now, so what do you think I did? You're goddamn right. I rolled those fucking dice. "Sure!" I said. He has me pull inside-out my back pockets. *He* reaches into my front two pockets *and* my left-hand cargo pocket. Then he notices a bulge in my right-hand cargo pocket. The pocket where all the morphine is and he grins like a fucking shark. I very nearly shivered. But I didn't. "Just my bandana..." I say as I pull it out. He frowns, then smiles. "Okay, cool. Well, hey if you ever see anything that could help us solve this case there's a lot of money in it for you." We continue that small talk for a bit as I'm marshalling all of my muscle control to not shake or have my voice waver. As soon as I got home I called my boss and resigned "effective immediately." And that's my story. Hope you liked it. Thank you very much for you kind words before. There's times where I doubt my skill and it's comments like yours that keep me going and give me the boost I need sometimes. I love that you messaged me about it and that you said you've re-read them. That really means a lot to me. One favor if I may -- can you let me know what you think of this one, honestly? I haven't edited at all - I rarely edit my stuff - it's just one-shot and go. Give me any criticisms you have. Trust me, it's not going to hurt my feelings.

  • Kristoffer Heller

    Jerry had keyed in on our position. For days the bombardment had ravaged our lines to the south, the north, the west. Every which way from the shallow trench my men and i had established as a forward position for going over the top. Shells screamed overhead and all around us as the lads reacted in the ways I'd seen far too many times before. Some sunk into the mud and filth, curled and sobbing like toddlers while crying out for their mothers. Some stood tall and defiant, throwing two fingers into the sky and screaming obscenities. To Jerry, to God Himself, to the incorporeal specter of war that had blanketed itself over me and my small, beautiful, doomed group of the bravest men I'd ever had the privilege to serve with, or to know. Mud and the bodies of the poor bastards we'd buried last fall, the frost covering them having recently thawed in this early spring, flew over the rut in which we'd hidden ourselves. I looked up and saw McGregor, my "Highlander Bulldog," as I'd called him during those months in the drink and grime, arch gracefully over us, looking like nothing so much as the guardian angel he'd said would make sure he got through this, a rosary in one hand and a bottle of whatever hooch he'd managed to scrounge in the other. The screams and explosions drew nearer, and I risked raising my head to peer across the tangle of wire, pits, and mines that we'd come to call no man's land. Soon enough there'd be no men in this bunker so I, as the commanding officer so often had to do, decided on the lesser of two evils. I drew my service revolver and turned to my men. The beautiful, doomed young men I'd been charged with leading and protecting. Protection was no longer and option. But I could still lead. This time. One last time. I looked again. One hundred yards. It was possible. Better to die with my knife in a German belly than cowering in a hole. I'd been with these men long enough to know that they'd feel the same. There was a tremendous noise and I felt the rotten strap on my helmet shatter before it went flying into the trench wall behind me, a smoking hole at the crown less than an inch from where the top of my head had rested. No matter. I wouldn't need it soon. "Lads! It's about to get a tad unhealthy in here. You know what they say about Jerry's trench? Filled with beer and schnitzel. Well I reckon I want that. Who's up for eating well tonight?" Cheers and huzzahs broke the cacophony of the din. I saw Church desperately writing a letter in pencil and waited a few moments for him to finish. He tucked the letter into the breast pocket of his uniform. "They'll get this to Clara when they find me? Won't they, sir?" "You'll deliver that yourself. But if today is the day Almighty chooses us to join him in glory, his Majesty will ensure that your girl received that. Ready, son?" The young man's face screwed up in such a fierce attempt at determination that it almost masked the terror in his eyes. "We're with you, sir." "I know you are. Ready all?" I looked about. There was fear there, and sadness over a home never seen again, a woman never bedded, a friend never reconciled with. "Ready!" I screamed, and the men took their position. I allowed my eyes to close for a moment, taking a breath and picturing the most beautiful woman in the world. I could only hope that Anna would hear the news quickly. The first missed letter would have her swooning with fear, and I'd prefer a short, sharp shock for her over months of waiting. She was young, and beautiful...god was she beautiful...there would be another. A better man than me. Better after all I'd done these last two years. "With me, lads!" And we were over the top. A statico horror whipped around us as we sprinted, each man unable to stop himself from taking pot shot as he ran, hoping it would cause a manchinegunner to drop his head just long enough for him to miss his bead on any given man. A plan that didn't work well for Windsor, as I saw the jovial old sergeant drop beside me. 90 yards. 80. I saw my lads butcherd around me left and right. Wooster fell to his knees damn near cut in half, pushing guts back into his belly as an anguished, high picked keen escaped his mouth. I could only make out the word "mother" before I rushed on. 70 yards. 60. There were yet enough of it to make a go of it once we arrived, and I planned on dragging as many of the Hun bastards down to hell with me as I could. 50 yards. A flash of light and a pit opened before us. Not loud enough to be a mortar. Still, it was deep enough for cover. "On me, my champions!" I dove into the put, my men following as they'd pledged to follow me to hell and beyond. Falling and darkness, falling forever, like the pages of Alice in Wonderland I'd read for the men during moments of quiet by both sides. We're all mad here. A tunnel. I looked above me and saw a circle of light above me, impossibly high. No shell could do this. Did the Jerries have a new weapon? My men were nowhere to be seen. Before we stood a man sized tunnel, and I followed it. The earth was dry and the only smell was of it, no blood or urine or vomit. A quiet hum suffused the earth, nothing like the screams of the dying and the cries of the maimed. And a door. A plain wooden door. Above it, on a lovingly carved and polished sign, "Fiddler's Green." I must have dropped my service revolver during the charge, and my knife was no longer at my belt. I breathed, and shouldered my way into the door. And paused. The place I'd entered could have been transported, table by table, from the pub I'd frequented in London during university. My men must have arrived before me, somehow. But they weren't alone. I saw the tell-tale helmet of Jerry sitting on at least half tabled, next to our own saucer helmets. Men sat at tables eating and drinking, laughing. There was no smell of smoke and rot, just the savory scent of good meat. German and British uniforms sat at the same table, drinking from mugs covered in a patina of frost and eating from the full plates that sat in front of them. What in the name of God was going on? I threw away hesitation and without thinking a chair was in my hand. I rushed the nearest German and had just begun my swing when a stronger arm than my own held me back at the wrist. It was Bulldog McGregor, dead since last fall. "No need for that, sir. The fight is over, here. The General ordered that we take a bit of R&R before moving on to our next posting. These Jerries aren't so bad, excepting when they insult our beer. Still, they're a jolly lot when you get to know them. "On whose orders? What General? This is madness! McGregor...you....you're dead." "Aye, sir." And he stared at me with a look that combined pity and amusement. "As for that General, sir. There are higher authorities than the men we'd been listening to. Now sit down, have a pint. We should be at capacity soon, the day we've all been having, and then we'll move on." I closed my eyes once more and breathed, controlling the shakes that rocked my body. "There there, sir," said McGregor as he patted my shoulder amiably. "It'll pass. We're all like that when we get here. Sit down. Have a pint. Eat. We'll be moving on soon." "McGregor...move on where?" "I don't know sir. But..." He glanced up, at the polished wood paneling above us, the smoke from cigarettes and pipes accumulating in the rafters. "I don't know, but it's got to be better than that."

  • Noelia Schiller

    The car is a 2017 Ford Escape (FWD) with the 301A Tech Package, I decided against the AWD because you get worse MPG, more maintenance, more weight and more things to break. I also don't think I would ever really benefit from it, especially since its not a "Real" AWD system, its FWD most of the time anyway I chose it in "Magnetic" because it looks like everyone else's car. I don't want to stand out, and I also like the color. In the first couple of pictures you can see my 2 x Cargo organizers, these things are great when you go out and buy groceries (Or anything!). Inside I keep a small Harbor Freight bag which contains my work tools (A mountain of flash drives, external drivers, screwdrivers, SATA adapters etc) Next you can see where I keep the vast majority of VEDC items, around the spare wheel in the spare wheel well. On the very top you can see a spare floor mat, this is one that the car came with, but I replaced them all with All Weather floor mats. I put it in here as it comes in VERY handy when you need to kneel down on the floor to change a tire, or whatever. Next, you can see an image without the floor mat, here is a list of everything in there. Everything might not be visible, but I really don't want to take it all out: * Emergency Cash ($100 in 20's + Quaters) * Travel Size Deodorant * Tire Plug Kit (Tools + Glue + Plugs) * 5.11 Nylon Belt - This could be used for anything, as well as a spare belt * 2 x AA Eneloops + CR2032 * 2 x LG 2600mAh 18650's * 12 x AAA Amazon Basic * Bottled Water x 6 (BPA Free, not that it matters) * Spare Tire (Maxxis T165/70R17) - I really wish this was a full sized spare, but there is no space * Stock Scissor Jack * Stock Lug Wrench - Actually really good quality weirdly * Fuel Funnel - The capless filler means you need a special funnel for some fuel cans * Wheel Lock Key and Spare Lug Nuts * Spare Fuses (2 x Every amp rating) * 3 x LED Flares (Amazon Basic AAA Installed) - I have had these for 3 years, with no battery drain * Electrical Tape * Jumper Cables * Lithium Jump Starter - NOCO Genius Boost GB20 - Despite AVE's (Now deleted!) video bashing these, they are really still the best, and it will start my car with no problems, along with the 6+ that I have helped people out with. See here and [here](http://www.mjlorton.com/portable-car-battery-jump-starter-review-tests-all-the-results/) comparison of all of them * Viair 70P Portable Compressor - I recently got this, and its FANTASTIC. I have no problems with power since all of my outlets are rated for 20A * Stanley 7-1/2-Inch Wonder Bar II Pry Bar * Assorted Zip Ties * 25ft Camo Paracord 750lb Rated * 50ft Orange Paracord 750lb Rated * Duct Tape (Black) * Adjustable Wrench * Slime Tire Sealant (If all else fails) * Yellow Cleaning Cloth * Fleece Blanket (Large) * Food/Snacks (5 x Clif Bars) * Spare Carpet Floor Mat * Kobalt Multi-bit Screwdriver * Tape Mesure * Spare socks Then there is a picture of my wheel, another reason I chose the "Titanium" model and did not get the 19" wheel upgrade, was because these tires are really great, while being affordable. The SE Model comes with some crappy "Eco" tires that have terrible stopping distances. On the wheels are also a set of Gorilla wheel locks, which in my opinion are the best as the outside spins freely, making it extra hard for someone to take off without the key. Then you can see another thing the Titanium model has, which is a 120v outlet. Great for plugging in laptops, or anything under 150w (Kinda sucks its so low!) Then the drivers seat rear storage pocket, this contains a pouch with a "The Friendly Swede" Microfiber towel, as well as a plastic poncho. As well as some bug spray, and sun screen. These are completely hidden from view as they go so far into the seat pouch Next, in the passenger seat is the same pouch with the same towel and poncho, and there is also a high vis vest. So many people keep these in the trunk, where you would have to walk to without being seen! Next is my driver side door storage, where I keep a hat. Under the infotainment, is a 2amp USB port which also handles Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (I use Carplay) and I have a really good quality Anker PowerLine 3ft Lightning cable as well as a microfiber cleaning cloth. Then in the cup holder, I usually throw my sunglasses. There is a dedicated sunglass storage thing in the ceiling, but this is more convenient In Level 1 of the center console, I have a Leatherman Z-Rex which is a Window Breaker, and Seatbelt cutter. As well as some Lip Balm In Level 2 (The rest) I have tons of stuff, see list: * 6ft Anker Lightning cable in the USB port thats in there (Also CarPlay etc) - There is also an unused power port * ANKER 20,000mAh Power bank * Apple Lightning Cable * Short Micro USB Cable * Micro USB Cables (2 x Anker 6ft) * Multi-Output USB Cable * USB Charger (Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger) * Spare Dual USB Charger (Car Power) * Spare Sunglasses in Case * Monster MP OTG400 BK Outlets To Go Power Strip * Lens Cleaning Wipes * Alcohol Hand Sanitizer * Travel Tissues * Wet Ones Singles * Nitecore i2 Smart charger with car adapter + AC Then, in the glovebox I have the following: * Mechanix Gloves * Warm Gloves (Touch Screen Compatible) * Blue Cleaning Cloth * First Aid Kit (List below - The case is some old one I found) * Glovebox Kit (See below) * Energizer LED Headlamp (Eneloops Installed) The First Aid Kit Contains: * SAK Classic W/Tweezers * Triangular Bandage * ORS * Super Glue * Q-Tips * Safety Pins * Plasters * After Bite * Antiseptic Towelette * Iodine Prep Pad * Alcohol Prep Pad * Bandage * Tweezers * Sterile Non-Wovem Sponges * Cloth Tape * Aspirin / Inuprofen * Antihistamine * Triple Antibiotic Ointment * Burn Gel * Hydrocortisone * Mouth Sore Gel * Sterile Non-Woven Sponges * Instant Cold Packs And in the next picture is my Glovebox kit, which i am working on filling some more (Suggestions?): * Maxpedition EDC Case * Insurance/Registration Documents * Olight Baton S2 (LG LP 18650 Installed) * Pen + Notepad * Black Sharpie * 2 x Ziplock bags (Phone sized- Good for when its raining hard) * Leatherman Wave (Stainless Steel) * Leatherman Bit Kit * Retractable Magnet * Handkerchief  * 4 x Ear plugs * MicroSD to SD adapter * Micro USB to Mini USB Adapter * Micro USB to Apple 30pin Adapter * AAA Membership Card * Microfiber Cleaning Cloth * Emergency Whistle Then you can see some pictures of my Dash Cam, its a Hard Wired A118-C with a 64GB MicroSD Card, and its great. also in view is my TXTag for going through tolls Some other things I didn't picture: * Ford All Weather Floormats - These are great and say "Escape" on them, so they match the car really well * Blind Spot Mirrors - Yes, I know you can adjust your mirrors. These really do help out, along with the cars BLIS system And here are things I don't have, and why: * Fire Extinguisher - I own one, but I can't find a good place to mount it :( * Fuel can - I just pay attention to my fuel gauge, and plus all gas stations sell them. So why do I need to carry one around? * A better jack - The stock one works just fine and is perfectly safe (Now argue!) * Gun/Rifle - I EDC a Glock 19 or a 43 all of the time, so that covers it. I would LOVE to have an SBR mounted in there somehow like [this](http://imgur.com/a/m1Sfl), but I don't know how * Tow Trap - The car has no tow points, so I would wait for professional recovery before screwing up my new car because I don't know what I am doing

  • Kylie Fisher

    **Part 7: Emergency Blood Transfusion** *Abaddon reached into his utility belt and pulled out a medium sized tube.* **Abaddon:** It’s a good thing some of my engine’s equipment matches up with rudimentary medical equipment. **Crung:** What are you going to do to me? **Abaddon:** I told you before, I need a blood transfusion. Any little bit will help. **Crung:** Are you a doctor? **Abaddon:** No… but I’ve been patched up enough to learn a few things here and there. **Crung:** That’s not reassuring right now. **Abaddon:** You tried to assassinate me while I was weakened. And you worked together with a man who’s threatening one of my friends. Right now, fuck your feelings. *Abaddon let his hidden Wazamono grade dagger slide out of his right gauntlet, and then stabbed into the crook of the man’s elbow.* **Crung:** Guh! Watch it. **Abaddon:** Again. Fuck. Your. Feelings. *Abaddon pulled his dagger back out and shoved one end of the tube into the vein he had just stabbed. Blood began pouring through the tube, and Abaddon stabbed himself in the arm as well. He pushed the other end of the tube inside his arm and moved it around until it was inside his vein as well.* **Abaddon:** Gah! This is not a smooth process. **Crung:** Of course not you idiot! You’re not a doctor. **Abaddon:** I don’t feel as cold anymore, so that’s one thing. **Crung:** I’m feeling colder. **Abaddon:** I’ll cauterize your wounds when I’m feeling good enough. For now sit back and relax. **Crung:** I would if I didn’t just see something really bad. *Abaddon lifted his head up as a warm sensation flowed through his body. Standing in the clearing with his Golden flintlock pistol held up was the man in the white Oni mask.* **????:** You are exceptionally resourceful. I’m glad you defeated all the people I’ve armed, I’ve been waiting for this moment for over four years. *The man in the white Oni mask fired his pistol, and the final exploding seastone bullet shot out at Abaddon’s skull. The fire logia did the only thing he could think of in the situation, and pulled Crung on top of himself to block the bullet.* **????:** It doesn’t matter, the shrapnel will take care of you in ten seconds anyway. I’m going to go finish off Beatrix now. If you somehow manage to survive you’ll find her mutilated corpse. Goodbye, Abaddon. *The man disappeared as Abaddon tried to move Crung off of him. The large man wouldn’t budge though, as the bullet had pierced through his heart when it hit him.* **Abaddon:** I’m sorry for using you as a shield but let me up! **BOOM!!!** *The seastone bullet exploded inside of Crung’s chest, and the shrapnel flew out in every direction as Abaddon pulled his giant python cloak as far over himself as Crung’s body would allow. With the most of the upper half of Crung’s body now missing, Abaddon pushed his remains off and coughed up some more blood as he looked down and saw another grouping of shrapnel sticking out of his chest.* **Abaddon:** How.. the hell... am I still… alive? *Abaddon examined himself and realized that his cloak and armour had blocked a lot of the explosion, and the size of Crung’s body made it more difficult for the shrapnel to travel far. Abaddon picked the pieces out one by one, and then allowed his flames to cauterize most of the wounds until he felt a tug in his arm. Abaddon looked down and saw that some of Crung’s blood was still flowing into his body. Smiling from the small bit of good fortune, Abaddon allowed the new blood to flow through him before he yanked the tube out and cauterized the rest of the new holes in his body with his flames.* **Abaddon:** I feel like absolute shit… but at least I’m not going to die of bloodloss for the moment. *The fire logia pulled the white scrap of paper out of his pocket and flew up into the air as he rocketed in the direction it moved once again. Not long after, Abaddon found himself standing outside of a particularly rotten shack. He opened the door and found himself staring at the dress Beatrix had been wearing on the body of a woman whose face was so badly beaten and bruised it was beyond recognition. The fire logia rushed inside the shack and wrapped his arms around the woman’s body as the piece of paper he held burnt up to nothingness. He grabbed the woman’s wrist and checked for a pulse, and then found himself tearing up for the first time in years.* **Abaddon:** BEATRIX!!! No! How could I let this happen? That bastard. I’ve failed you… I’ve… failed. I’m so sorry… If I had been stronger, more prepared… this would never have happened. Beatrix… I’m sorry. **????:** HA ha Ha ha HA ha HA! This is absolutely priceless. I’m going to enjoy watching this moment over and over again once you’re lying dead at my feet. *Abaddon spun around and saw a monitor sitting in the corner of the room that had turned on and now showed a close of the man’s white Oni mask. Abaddon rushed over and was about to smash the monitor to pieces, but stopped as the man moved to the side to reveal Beatrix wearing a white sheet and blindfolded hanging by her arms over a vat of boiling acid.* **????:** I know I know, this is so cliche. The villain gets his hands on some acid and hangs the hero’s loved one over it. But this isn’t that black and white. No, no, no, no. You see I purchased this acid from one of my inside men in the marines. The marines like to weaponize everything they have at their disposal, and this particular acid was supplied by non other than your former crew mate. Phoebe Lanson, the newest Warlord of the sea. **Abaddon:** Why go through all the trouble of dressing this poor woman up!? **????:** It’s not enough that you lose what you hold dear once and spiral to the depths of depression. No. I want to take you there, then give you hope, then rip that hope right out from under you again. **Abaddon:** I… I am going to kill you. **????:** As long as that hope inside you is dead, I can die with a smile on my face. You’ll find Beatrix in an abandoned warehouse on the border of the Western and Eastern districts. Come quickly, or you might show up after her acid bath. *The screen went black, and Abaddon smashed it to pieces like he originally wanted to do.* **Abaddon:** FUCK! *Abaddon let out a blast of flames that leveled the entire shack, and caused the biggest crater to form yet. Everything in the area was burnt to a crisp, and Abaddon dropped to a knee as he collected himself and fought through the pain that was nearly overbearing at this point. He stood up, and looked around at the destruction he had caused before flying up into the air and racing towards the border between the Eastern and Western district.*

  • Aubree Mayert

    Normally Ser Morryn Morrigen would not pay a lot of attention to the courtiers and *politicians* present at court. He might not even be able to remember all the members of the Small Council by the time he had left for the Vale. And he certainly did not yet know their *recent* composition. This was not due to lack of interest, but, in fact, since he had been anointed, he had continuously witnessed changes of Kings and Heirs to the Throne, changes of Lord Hands and members of the Small Council, changes of commanders of the Goldcloaks and… people were coming and going all the time. And with him and his brethren being sworn for*life*, it was neither difficult nor far-fetched to develop some kind of indifference towards all these ever-changing opportunistic faces. He and most of his brethren – apart from the Lord Commander – had somehow managed to lead a quite withdrawn life here, in the very centre of the court. Qorgyle was whoring, yes, and he and Mallister had been close friends to Orys. Cockshaw pursued youthful follies. And Wydman had deserted or whatever had happened to him – according to Morryn’s knowledge. But none of them was dabbling in politics or scheming and plotting. Even Penrose had ceased in his confused attempts by now. Just Tully, of course…. But he was no real Kingsguard, at least not in Morryn’s eyes. But they somehow succeeded in not getting involved in politics. Despite living in the very centre of the Red Keep, and being virtually present all the time. - Well, maybe Morryn’s brethren weren’t so bad after all… But like this, he had to admit that he somehow had no real *relationship* to the Lord of the Reach. By now, the once humble Stormlord of bleak mountainous terrain and down-to-earth vassals had grown accustomed to dealing with member of the high aristocracy. And he had found them to be… less impressive than he had expected. The experienced sensitive young knight could sometimes see through their facades. Not with all the Lords. Sure, Tully, Tyrell, all the old and cunning ones were a different pair of shoes. But the rest… It was interesting. He felt by now sometimes at ease with them. It was easy for him, because, actually, the young devout somehow *liked* people. He could sometimes sense their concerns, their worries, and, therefore, he could guess where their faults stemmed from, what their worldly aims were based on. But he did not really know Tyrell. And what little opinion he had of him was connected with Lewys Tully. And that was a possibly poor base to build some relationship upon. Yet again, Morryn’s young liege seemed to trust his paper shield… Still… *No, that’s not how you’re making a progress here. Why don’t you just talk to him?* And so, now acting as a calmer and more reflective version of the stiff Morrigen Kingsguard to the outside, Morryn nodded and stood silently before the Reachlords desk. Intuitively he had realized how he had somehow crossed an invisible border by now and entered Tyrell’s personal space here, in the library. He had seen that often, in Oldtown above all, at Storm’s End, at the Eyrie – in many libraries he had been to, he had seen how the studious folks developed the habit of carving out their territories – for reading and dumping books they would never again put back on the shelves (as they were told to do by the librarians) because said books had by then become part of their private territories. The studious young Kingsguard had to admit he liked the greying Roselord for having this habit. It made him appear as a good person to Morryn. But Morryn was still cautious. He was careful to make any assumptions. Unobtrusively he eyed the sitting man in front of him. **”I think I might accept your apologies regarding the rather *impolite* lack of chairs, Mylord. But the way in which you refer to my liege’s Kingsguard is beyond toleration.”** His face was stern, yet his eyes somehow sparkled with amusement. **”And though I receive my pay very much for standing around, if for nothing else, I would very much appreciate to have a chair.”** He gave a curt nod to Ser Joffrey. **”And to talk to you as well, Mylord. In case you wish to waste your precious time on somebody who is paid for *not* speaking.”** He paused and nodded in a grateful manner to Ser Joffrey who had just returned. Morryn pulled the chair towards himself, but then had to pause for a moment, looking down at the chair. He snorted, again in self-ironic amusement, and out of his white gown, from a hidden pocket, he pulled out a handkerchief. Out of the white gown, being held by a whitened belt with a rock crystal prayer chaplet hanging down from it, with a white under-doublet beneath the gown, white chamois leather gloves, whitened shoes, silver spurs. Out of said gown he pulled a *pink* handkerchief with *turquoise* stripes and *aubergine* and *yellow* dots. And it was a fierce and a horrible thing. And with this one he was bowing over to free the chair from its overall impressive dust cover first – acting as the very epitome of unbrawniness most likely. Meanwhile he let the Lord of the Reach wait, all the more as he cleaned the chair rather diligently. At least, in the end, Morryn forbade himself to shake out his by now rather grey handkerchief after he was done. He folded it again, quite neatly, and hid it beneath all his whites again. So hopefully nobody would ever have to see it again. Then, and not before then, the diligent youth would sit down. Assuming an upright posture, suitable for his status and reputation. He raised his chin and looked Tyrell in the eye. **”I do not know how I come to be granted the honour to speak to such a busy and influential man like you – just to spare you the use of dozens of other adjectives I would consider suitable to describe your position with.”** His command-hardened voice was one of great eloquence now, fluent, of a certain lightness. But he was also honest and serious. And though he would normally often be found verging on amusement, sarcasm and self-irony in what he was saying, he meant what he had just said now. Basically, the stiff Morrigen Kingsguard had now gone. He was showing another face to Tyrell. One that could *talk*. And somehow seemed even to be *used* to it. **”Forgive me, but though I am in theory exempt from duty, I cannot avoid making use now of the opportunity to talk to you, Mylord. If you agree, I would very much like to know how you would assess the overall state of this city these days. Regarding its safety most of all.” *And the state and safety of its ruler even before this*, but he did not mention that. **”I have been on a diplomatic mission for four months. I have just returned yesterday. And while at first it seemed to me that not much had changed, I feel that this impression might betray me.”**. He cast a glance around, making sure they were alone. Or at least it seemed like this. He turned to look at Tyrell again, waiting for whatever response he might offer. And with his ashen eyes he eyed the aging lord a little, quite interested now, not even hiding his interest. For the first time ever directly looking at him, actually.

  • Eugenia Schowalter

    The space was cramped, but he didn't have time to make his escape. The smell of mothballs and sugar cookies almost gagged him as he pushed his way into the back of the coat closet. An array of colored sweaters, all perfectly pressed and color-coordinated swayed lazily in front of him and a faint light poured in through the slats in the doors. He held his breath as he heard the car approach. "Raven," the radio in his back pocket boomed. He scrambled and slammed his hand down on the volume. "I'm here," he whispered. "Status" "There's been a screw-up." Raven felt sweat bead on his forehead. The distant thump of a car door shutting confirmed his fears. The target was home too early. "Is it planted?" Raven looked down to see the bomb neatly tucked behind a stack of shoe boxes. The red letterhead blissfully ticked away. He didn't have long. "Unfortunately." "Abort mission," the radio buzzed. Raven muffled the voice with his hand. He looked down at the clock. Feeling around his belt, he looked out through the slats and his stomach fell. His tools were neatly sitting on the coffee table. "Negative," Raven whispered, "you've got to get me out of..." He stopped. He heard the jingling of keys just outside the door. "Say again?" Raven smashed the power button and the radio went dead. He pressed his back hard into the back of the closet. They couldn't help him. He'd have to figure something out. The door creaked open and the room light popped on. Raven squinted hard as the light flooded in and he heard rustling. "Oh," the voice sighed, "what a day it has been. How was your day Trolley?" Trolley? He hadn't seen any pets. No sign of a dog or cat anywhere. Maybe he had missed a fish tank? "Time to get out of this coat." the voice sprang to life again and Raven's blood went cold. His eyes darted wildly as he searched for something, anything he could hide behind. A rich, black overcoat hung at the end of the sweaters. He snatched it and covered himself as fast as he could. The door squeaked open and he felt a hand rummaging around. "Which one tonight," the voice yawned and clenched the sweater directly in front of Raven. The sleeve brushed the back of his exposed hand and shivers went up his spine, "I think purple would be nice. Don't you think Trolley?" What a strange guy, Raven thought. He'd heard of his exploits by day; raising awareness, advocating for educational reform and helping at-risk youth, but after dark he seemed a little off. The boss wanted him gone though. The pool of henchmen and gang members was dwindling rapidly because of this guy. Can't have that. Raven caught his breath as the door shut and he calmed himself from visibly shaking. How was he going to get out? He looked back down at the bomb. He had minutes until this entire house was gone. He took a deep breath and tried to listen. Maybe he could slip out the front door. Putting the overcoat back he peered through the slats. The room was empty, but he hadn't heard him move. He couldn't have just disappeared. Wait, he suddenly felt as though he was being watched. He looked down. The bomb, it was gone. That wasn't possible. It had been... He felt a hand pressed hard over his face and jerk his head left. Warm breath drifted into his ear. "Hello neighbor." **** The room erupted in an explosion of light. Raven's eyes watered and his head spun. He tried to wipe away the tears, but realized his hands were bound behind his back. He looked forward and as his vision cleared he saw him. His smooth grey hair was perfectly quaffed to one side and he chuckled softly. His brilliant purple sweater enveloped a small lean frame and his eyes smiled at Raven. "Hello Danny," the man said. "How," Raven struggled against the binds, "how do you know my name?" "I know everyone's name who visits my neighborhood." "That so," Raven nodded, "who are you?" "That's not important right now," the man said holding up the bomb, "what is important is what this is." "Someone wants you dead," Raven spit and wrestled with the holds again. "Someone," the man patted Raven on the knee and walked over to the kitchen. He sat the bomb down on the counter. Raven could tell that it had been diffused. He'd failed and he'd been caught by the enemy. If this crack pot didn't kill him, Carmine wouldn't hesitate. "I'm as good as dead." "Would you like something to drink?" the man said holding up a jug of milk, "builds strong bones you know." Raven laughed. "You really are crazy. How'd you get in the closet with me anyway?" "I have secret spaces all over this house." the man said gulping down some milk, "you should see the room with the puppets." Puppets? What kind of freak was this guy? "Here's the deal," the man said walking back over and sitting down on the table in front of Raven, "you're going to tell me who is trying to kill me and I'll let you go." "Not a chance." The man smiled and nodded. He stood and walked over to a painting. Pressing a button underneath the frame it dissolved into a black screen. He pulled a reel from a hidden closet and slid it in. "Have you ever heard of figging?" What the hell was he talking about? Was he going to torture him? "I have a video on it. Do you want to watch it?" "Ok," Raven said, "we don't have to be hasty." "Then tell me who it is," the man said walking back over, "I'm trying to be neighborly but you're making it difficult." "I can't," Raven said, "you have to understand that." The man jumped up and walked over to the wall. He pressed another button and a panel inverted revealing a collection of instruments. "You know," the man said, "in Vietnam they called me Drop Dead Fred." He rolled up his sleeves to reveal multiple tattoos and pulled down a long pipe with a barbed spiked end. He cracked his knuckles and looked over at Raven. "I think you know where this is going." "What..." Raven swallowed hard, "what do you call that thing?" "It's official name is the Interrogator," he smiled, "but I call it Mr. McFeely." **** Enjoy the story? Subscribe to r/MrGoodread

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  • Bobbie Trantow

    "Need a lift somewhere?" Karla asked through the open passenger side window. "I'd appreciate a ride into the nearest town - if you're headed out that way" Andrew scratched the stubble on his chisled jawline as he pretended to look up and down the highway. "Sure am," Karla unlocked the doors and considered the man's height and weight as he fit his tall frame into her Jeep. "You're a life saver, I was just going to camp out in the back seat." "Is it okay to leave your truck like that?" The red hood was still propped open and all of the windows were down. "I'm not too worried. My names Andrew by the way, I really appreciate this" He smiled sweetly at her, looking genuinely appreciative. She had hoped he would have been more of a creep. She smiled back, "No worries Andrew, I'm Karla" As they drove off Andrew didn't notice the handle poking out from below his seat, and Karla didn't hear the muffled groans coming from the open window of "Andrew's" truck. "Do you live around here?" Karla asked. "... no, I'm from out of state, I'm just passing through to visit family" 'Good' Karla thought as she continued down the road that lead into the middle of no where. "It's a shame your truck broke down so far away from town though, might be a while before we get there" 'Good' Andrew thought as he noticed the full tank of gas. "Yea, it's going to be a pain to fix - do you mind if I borrow your cellphone? Mines dead" Karla couldn't believe her luck. But she wasn't about to let him call anyone to tell them where he was. "Sorry I don't use a cellphone- guess that's not too helpful if my car ever breaks down out here" Andrew tried to stifle his delight. He had planned to throw it out the window right away as a precaution, but he could take his time now. "Not having a cell phone isn't safe Karla," Andrew's hand creeped towards the release on his seat belt. "I'd say I have to agree with you..." Karla wrapped her hand around the hilt of one of the knives hidden on her side of the car. Blood. The Jeep spun out as the elk that had jumped out in front of the car liquified onto the road. The Jeep skidded to a halt a few meters off the road onto some gravel, the front end destroyed. The airbags had gone off and it took Andrew a moment to refocus his eyes. He went to touch his head but swore loudly when he realized his right arm was broken. He took a moment to appreciate his luck. He had been seconds away from undoing his seat belt. Andrew looked over at Karla, she was unconscious, slumped against her strangely limp airbag. He gingerly untangled himself from his side of the car and gave himself a quick check for any more injuries. His neck and shoulders hurt, but he expected as much. He took out his pocket knife and made a sling out of the seat belt. He walked over to Karla's side of the vehicle, that side was damaged and he strained with his good arm to open the door, cursing against the pain as the adrenaline wore off. Finally opening the door he stared down at Karla, careful not to touch her body, although he was sure some of his DNA was already in her car. She was breathing, and he wondered how he felt about that. They weren't that far from his last victims truck, and the bodies might already have been found. If Karla woke up and spoke to anyone his cover would be blown, but he wasn't in any shape to do much except flee at a snails pace, and he'd have to get his arm looked at eventually. He gently brushed the glass out of her hair and laid her back against her seat, he stopped suddenly when he saw the knife sticking out of the airbag directly in front of her body. He supposed it was natural for a woman, with no cellphone, who helped strangers on the highway to have some sort of protection, but there was something eerie about their luck. Tossing the knife aside, he reached over and tried to start the Jeep. Apparently the luck had ended. He looked around, not really sure what he was hoping for. He decided to kill her. He'd try his best to make it look like a result of the car accident, maybe flag down some help, pretend they were in love or something and leave before anyone she really knew showed up. He balled up the piece of his undershirt he'd cut off, asphyxiation would take longer to figure out and he could destroy the cloth pretty easily after it was done. Andrew was a good deal larger than her, but he didn't know how injured she was compared to him, and he knew from experience how strong someone could get while fighting to breathe. He leaned onto her with one knee and brought the cloth up to her mouth, just then he heard a someone yelling, "are you guys okay?!" He looked over his shoulder and saw a fat, short, balding, man running over, waving his arms over his head, "don't - worry - I'm the - chief - of - police!" Andrew stared out dumbly at the sweaty, panting man. SON OF A B- "My ankle!" The stout man had fallen and twisted his ankle. TO BE CONTINUED ... (or not)

  • Louie Treutel

    Unchained Rogue Bandit archetype. Assuming Human but I mean whatever. Attributes: 7, 17, 13, 9, 14, 14 after racials Base Attributes at 10th: 7, 18, 14, 9, 14, 14 Feats every odd, Rogue Talents every even: 1. Point-Blank Shot, Improved Initiative 2. Firearm Training 3. Sap Adept 4. Underhanded 5. Sap Master, Sleight of Hand Rogue's Edge 6. Surprise Attack 7. Skill Focus: Sleight of Hand 8. Combat Trick: Expert Sniper 9. Rogue Talent: Deft Palm 10. Quick Shot (Rogue's Edge Stealth) Magical Gear: Merciful Dueling human-bane pocket pistol +1, dusty rose prism (cracked), belt of incredible dexterity +4, cape of the montebank (for getaways), sleeves of many garments (for good clothes while also disguising hidden weapons under an illusion that otherwise looks identical to your normal clothes). Mundane Gear: Wrist Launchers, spring-loaded wrist sheaths, expensive as fuck aristocrat outfit, jewelry, a well hidden folding grappling hook or well hidden thieves' tools, smokestick. You have your main pocket pistol and another spare mundane pistol in the other. We don't need armour because bullets. We also need to get some bullets, but make sure they are paper cartridges and have adamantine bullets to punch through any DR and shoot off locks if necessary. Oil of Silence in the gun can also come in handy. There is a lot of gold left over after magic items but I think I have all the important bits. Traits: Mind over Matter (Climb), Reactionary Party Strats: You look like a proper noble. You also talk like one, since your Bluff and Diplomacy is fantastic. Your main three stats, however, are Sleight of Hand, Disguise and Stealth. you should beat most people with enough ranks. You should also put points in Knowledge: Nobility, Acrobatics, Escape Artist and Climb. You sunk your favoured class bonus into skill points. OR, you got another rogue talent. In which case, go Eerie Disapprance. It will leave a great impression on our exit if we can't just teleport out. So, duel strats. You drop a gun into your hand at some point before the fight, using the swift action wrist sheath to drop it as a swift, then move to palm it, and basically look like nothing unusual just happened. You should be beating most checks to see it, despite the penalty, though you could just use your standard action to palm the weapon. If this is a true classic duel, you would do the 10 paces thing. I also assume we get given guns for this by the duel iniator, but that is why we have the spare pistol. We are gonna be cheap and just shoot him in the back after 3 paces at near point blank with our hidden gun, dropping the other one. If there is no 10 paces thing, then upon being challenged, shrug and just shoot him immediately. We don't need to be legal here if the guards wouldn't give a shit, and you are a rogue so that's kinda what we do. But presumably this gives us the surprise. If so, then we get to shoot the guy in the back as you roll initiative using Quick Shot. This damage is Sap Master'd nonlethal maximized sneak attack damage, since the gun was hidden and in our hand when the fight started. Assuming he is still awake after this devastating sneak attack and he isn't a rogue or barbarian (thus negating the surprise round), as the surprise turn begins proper, you have a full round of actions, sans your swift action. So shoot him again with the pistol, then launch a wrist launcher dart. Only the dart gets maximized but that is still enough damage to drop just about anyone unconscious. So long as you didn't just overkill him on nonlethal damage. If he does have Uncanny Dodge, get out of dodge. You just broke the rules so there isn't any hope for you now. If the guards approach, then you flourish your cape and disappear without a trace. If the area is protected from teleportation magic, then it is time to give it the ol' leg and get out of there. To keep pace with a rogue is no easy feat. The addition of a multitude of escape tools should help here. Smokescreens, grappling hooks and just being a rogue is usually good enough. Eerie Disapprance could be fundamental here. And cool as fuck. If you need to fight anyone, snipe them. Do not fight in the open. Knock them out with your pistol and run. Basically, [do what this guy does](https://youtu.be/shZih7w1fxs).

  • Lera Aufderhar

    John Rogers packed up his buggy in haste. This godforsaken town, he thought, can go right quick to hell. He was being forced out by the sheriff, a man with no faith and dubious morals, who hid behind a badge and his greasy mustache. “Git on outta town before there’s trouble for you mister,” he had said, “we done had enough of your type come through here. We don’t need what you come to sell. Lies the lot of it.” I can’t wait to leave anyway, John had wanted to say, this shithole ain't exactly Paradise. The town was large for a frontier town, a watering hole on the way out West that had attracted those who gave up halfway through their journey. It was not a pretty sight. Many houses were in disrepair, with boards creaking in the prairie wind. There was a palpable air of poverty. In fact, only the tavern had even a semblance of prosperity, and as such, John had set up shop outside. That wasn’t the only reason though, drunks always had a liking for snake oil. But now he was being forced out. “Mister! Mister! It worked!” came the cry of a small boy. He had been his only sale of the day. The boy ran up to John excitedly and gesticulated wildly. “It worked just like you said! I drank and I wished and there it was! Look at it!” The boy stepped back and showed it to John. Around his waist was an exquisite gunfighter’s belt, and nestled within it a silver Colt with Ivory handles grips and ornamental engravings. The gun alone was probably worth more than the town itself. “Wh-where did you get that boy?” john stuttered, perplexed. “It worked just like you said mister, whooooo!” and the boy ran off. John watched him run, and caught sight of the sheriff, standing near the tavern and eyeing him. John finished packing in haste. He would figure this out on his way out of town. The wagon creaked methodically as he left. It’s rhythm always helped him think. He had sold the boy one of those small vials that he always sold innocent fools. A vial filled with “wishing water”, usually an equal mix of whiskey and salesmanship. But now that he thought about it, he had changed the formula. The last time he filled the vials he had been out of whiskey, and resorted to using water from a nearby spring. But no, the boy had to have been messing with him. He was becoming as foolish as his customers. John made his way onto the prairie in his wagon, and the day stretched into night. He got as far away from that wretched town as he could. As the night got too dark to navigate, for the stars were becoming hidden behind a harsh blanket of towering cloud, he set up camp next to a lone boulder amidst the boundless plains. He gathered what kindling he could and started a campfire. But the question was nagging at him still. What if it were true? There’s no harm in trying. And, mad at himself for even considering this foolishness, he took the last two vials from the wagon and sat next to the fire. He put one in his shirt pocket and held the other up in the firelight. “You’re a fool, John,” he said to himself aloud. The pillars of cloud above thundered. A wind swept the prairie dust aloft. The light of the fire made the darkness surrounding him oppressive. He heard the click of a revolver. “Now don’t you move a goddamn inch.” The voice was the sheriff’s of course. He strode from the darkness into the light of the fire, the boy’s silver colt in his hand, the gunfighter’s belt around his waist. “I know what you’ve got there, and it’s mine now. Give it.” John sat stock still. He wasn’t convinced until now about the power he held in that small vial. The power to have anything he ever wanted, the possibility of Paradise at last, and it was being taken right from his grasp. After an eternal moment of silence, an infinity of stillness except for the prairie dust and the fire, action erupted. A burst of movement, the crescendo of a gunshot, and the fleeting hope for escape vanishes. John lay face down, groaning in the dirt with a bullet hole in his back. The sheriff came to him. “I didn’t want to, but that vial is just what this town needs. We can grow again, safe from liars and cowards such as yourself, who sell us false hopes and broken dreams. I may be a murderer now, but goddammit my people are saved.” The sheriff left with his prize, making his way back to the city of the once damned. John painstakingly reached for the last vial in his shirt pocket. In a final effort he drank for his salvation.

  • Ariel Corkery

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  • Grady Dach

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  • Ericka Jakubowski

    Captain Nathaniel Deshler flipped the small coin over in his hand, brushing a thumb across the worn image of a regal figure. He flipped it again to reveal a lion standing over an ornate crown between the number *1912.* The small silver coin was over a thousand years old. Deshler tucked it away in his belt, taking comfort in its presence. That coin had come from a kingdom long since absorbed into the greater Terran planetary government, but bits and pieces of it, like that same coin, survived. One of his ancestor, a young Lieutenant in the 59th Jump Infantry Division of the Star League Defense Force, had fought on Terra during the Star League Civil War. He bore that same coin in 2777, just as his ancestor did at the Battle of the Somme. A knock came at his door, and he heard the familiar Russian-tinged accent of his XO. "Permission to come in, Captain?" "It's open, Oleg," Deshler replied. Lieutenant Oleg Federov looked more a schoolmaster than MechWarrior, with thin wire-frame glasses and a reedy build that even khaki coveralls couldn't disguise. A former member of the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces, the Tikonov-born pilot was an Electronic Warfare specialist at the helm of his RVN-3L *Raven.* A face that had saved Deshler's Light Lancers many a time. "Looking at that damn coin of yours again?" he asked. Deshler frowned, leaning back in his rickety wooden chair. "How did you know?" Oleg smiled. "You always get that glassy, far off look in your eyes when you admire that thing. You should've been a historian, Nate. It would've suited you." Deshler scoffed, shuffling his papers to better tidy up his desk. "Same way the RAF would've you; it wouldn't. What you got for me?" "A couple of job offers," Oleg Federov said brandishing a pair of slim manila folders. He tossed them to Nathan. "First one's from the Rim Commonality, specifically Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited. Apparently they're interested in a small mixed unit for an unspecified Extraction raid. Pays reasonable, benefits up to negotiation. Job's solid, Nate. "The second one's from Duke Ari Humphreys himself." That made Deshler's brow rise. Duke Ari Humphreys, hereditary ruler of the Duchy of Andurien and one of the two remaining holdouts of the formerly dissolved Free Worlds League may have been a relative minnow in the large fishpond that was the Inner Sphere, but his marriage to Magistrix Ilsa Centrella of the Magistracy of Canopus and resulting status as brother-in-law to Chancellor Daoshen Liao of the Capellan Confederation made him a very big minnow indeed. Deshler templed his hands. "What's the job?" "Unknown, but the offer comes with a letter written and sign by the Duke himself. The message also came with a statement. *'He that planteth a tree is the servant of God,* *He provideth a kindness for many generations,* *And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.'* Whatever that means, sir." "It means, Oleg, that we're heading towards Andurien. Alert the men, and prepare passage on the next JumpShip off this rock." "Sir," Lt. Federov said, moving quickly out the door and towards his duties. Deshler felt his hand reach for his coin hidden in its pocket. *What do you have for me now, old man?*

  • Rudy Bednar

    I didn't need to look, I already knew what I felt as I slipped my hands into my pockets. Her smooth hands were like a magician's, easily slipping them inside without even a pause. I couldn't even notice, my eyes fixed on her hands looking for the moves. The clerk gave me a warm smile as I took out a hand to wave her goodbye. To the eyes in the sky, nothing was wrong. I took to the street, the cold air freezing the insides of my nose as the soft snow crunched beneath my feet. I looked both ways, before treading down the snow-covered cobblestone alley and into the cafe a few doors down. Setting my bag down at a table, a server came up to my table. "Good morning, sir," she greeted with a warm smile. "What would you like today?" "I'll, uh, take the muffin of the day, and, uh, a coffee, black, no sugar, no cream." "Coming right up!" As she left, the well-dressed young man sitting across from me peaked over his newspaper. "She's cute, isn't she?" I chuckled with a slight nod, as I took off my coat to hang across the back of my chair. In one swift movement, I took a seat and slipped the gun from my jacket into my lap with my right hand, and the phone onto the table with my left. I diddled on my phone, scrolling through texts that made sense in more ways than one: plausible deniability, I thought. I studied the man. Loosely fitting grey suit, white button up shirt, both feet planted firmly on the floor, back against the wall, and his toes pointing towards the door. *This man knows what he's doing.* "Here you go, sir," the server said, as she lay the the muffin and coffee at the table. "Thank you. Oh, and some butter?" As she turned away, another man walked in, in a T-shirt, khakis, a belt, disheveled hair, and clutching a messenger bag to his side. At first, he looked around, as if searching for someone, before spotting the man hidden behind his newspaper. "Alec?" The man peaked over the paper again, and asked, "Mark?" "Yes. You have the money?" I looked away, as Alec gazed around to see if anyone noticed. With his hand slipped under his jacket with one hand and gave Mark an envelope, as he exchanged it for a small box. What was most peculiar was his left hand still appeared to hold the paper upright. *A fake hand?* I thought, as Mark made his quick escape from the shop. A few minutes later, Alex had tucked his arm back into his sleeve and folded up the paper. Quickly gathering his things, he left, without even touching his cup sitting before him. I followed him out into the alley. "Stop." I said quietly, but firmly. Alex paused, not turning around. "I knew you looked too professional," he replied, without turning around. "Give me the package." I cocked the gun, and held it up waist high. He sighed. "You got me," he replied, as he slowly turned around, holding up his hands. Just as he saw me, his hands darted back in, towards his waist and into his pocket. Without even pulling it out and through his jacker pocket, he pulled the trigger, shooting me square in the chest. The loud boom of the gun echoed down the alley as the bullet's force knocked me off my feet. "You're too new, son. Better luck next time," he said, as he took off running, leaving me bleeding out in the snow. I looked down at my blood stained shirt before looking up at the gray sky. "Well, damn," I thought.

  • Vaughn Nitzsche

    Captain Nathaniel Deshler flipped the small coin over in his hand, brushing a thumb across the worn image of a regal figure. He flipped it again to reveal a lion standing over an ornate crown between the number 1912. The small silver coin was over a thousand years old. Deshler tucked it away in his belt, taking comfort in its presence. That coin had come from a kingdom long since absorbed into the greater Terran planetary government, but bits and pieces of it, like that same coin, survived. One of his ancestor, a young Lieutenant in the 59th Jump Infantry Division of the Star League Defense Force, had fought on Terra during the Star League Civil War. He bore that same coin in 2777, just as his ancestor did at the Battle of the Somme. A knock came at his door, and he heard the familiar Russian-tinged accent of his XO. "Permission to come in, Captain?" "It's open, Oleg," Deshler replied. Lieutenant Oleg Federov looked more a schoolmaster than MechWarrior, with thin wire-frame glasses and a reedy build that even khaki coveralls couldn't disguise. A former member of the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces, the Tikonov-born pilot was an Electronic Warfare specialist at the helm of his RVN-3L Raven. A face that had saved Deshler's Light Lancers many a time. "Looking at that damn coin of yours again?" he asked. Deshler frowned, leaning back in his rickety wooden chair. "How did you know?" Oleg smiled. "You always get that glassy, far off look in your eyes when you admire that thing. You should've been a historian, Nate. It would've suited you." Deshler scoffed, shuffling his papers to better tidy up his desk. "Same way the RAF would've you; it wouldn't. What you got for me?" "A couple of job offers," Oleg Federov said brandishing a pair of slim manila folders. He tossed them to Nathan. "First one's from the Rim Commonality, specifically Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited. Apparently they're interested in a small mixed unit for an unspecified Extraction raid. Pays reasonable, benefits up to negotiation. Job's solid, Nate. "The second one's from Duke Ari Humphreys himself." That made Deshler's brow rise. Duke Ari Humphreys, hereditary ruler of the Duchy of Andurien and one of the two remaining holdouts of the formerly dissolved Free Worlds League may have been a relative minnow in the large fishpond that was the Inner Sphere, but his marriage to Magistrix Ilsa Centrella of the Magistracy of Canopus and resulting status as brother-in-law to Chancellor Daoshen Liao of the Capellan Confederation made him a very big minnow indeed. Deshler templed his hands. "What's the job?" "Unknown, but the offer comes with a letter written and sign by the Duke himself. The message also came with a statement. 'He that planteth a tree is the servant of God, He provideth a kindness for many generations, And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.' "Whatever that means, sir." "It means, Oleg, that we're heading towards Andurien. Alert the men, and prepare passage on the next JumpShip off this rock." "Sir," Lt. Federov said, moving quickly out the door and towards his duties. Deshler felt his hand reach for the coin hidden in its pocket. "What do you have for me now, old man?"

  • Ryley Hauck

    --- **[Blue Owl x Japan Blue JBO 420](http://imgur.com/a/5WC8x)** * Price: $120 * Size: 34 * Retail: $220 * Condition: Used, worn areas shown * Description: The Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz is a very high quality, heavy weight raw denim in a broken twill weave. These were worn for a couple of months no washes, but unfortunately I grew too large in the top block to fit these. These are a size 34, meaning they are a 35" waist to a 32.5" inseam, perfect for stacking or tailoring. All fades are pictured. Retail is $220. For more information, read below or check out https://www.blueowl.us/product/japan-blue-x-blue-owl-165oz-broken-twill-deep-blue-monster-tapered-model-jbo-420/# We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft. We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight! Japan Blue's "tapered" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. Deep blue color, rich with character the original Monster fabric is known for Deep indigo warp, black weft 16.5oz raw selvedge denim fabric Rope dyed indigo Cowhide leather patch made by Tanner Goods Gunmetal rivets and hardware Japan Blue custom engraved gunmetal button fly Hidden coin pocket selvedge Hickory stripe pocket bags Red & white selvedge Blue interior inseam thread Available in sizes 28-34, 36, 38 100% cotton Made in Japan --- **[Rogue Territory 14.5oz SK](http://imgur.com/a/uYMQh)** * Price: 120 * Size: 32 * Retail: $220 * Measurement: Hemmed professional to 32.5inches, Waist: 17.5 inches. Front Rise: 10.25 inches, Back Rise 14.75 inches, Upper Thigh 11.75 inches, Knee 8.5 inches, Leg opening: 7.25inches * Description: DENIM // 14.5oz sanforized Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. 100% pure indigo dye. FIT // Skinny Leg, Mid-Rise - Signature hidden pen pocket in back right pocket - Signature “lasso” stich on back pockets - Selvedge on fly and coin pocket - Branded button on waistband - Hand silk-screened pocket bag - Single needle continuous stitch on waistband - Belt loops sewn into the waistband - Hand branded leather patch - Handmade in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Belle Kris

    --- **[Blue Owl x Japan Blue JBO 420](http://imgur.com/a/5WC8x)** * Price: $120 * Size: 34 * Retail: $220 * Condition: Used, worn areas shown * Description: The Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz is a very high quality, heavy weight raw denim in a broken twill weave. These were worn for a couple of months no washes, but unfortunately I grew too large in the top block to fit these. These are a size 34, meaning they are a 35" waist to a 32.5" inseam, perfect for stacking or tailoring. All fades are pictured. Retail is $220. For more information, read below or check out https://www.blueowl.us/product/japan-blue-x-blue-owl-165oz-broken-twill-deep-blue-monster-tapered-model-jbo-420/# We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft. We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight! Japan Blue's "tapered" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. Deep blue color, rich with character the original Monster fabric is known for Deep indigo warp, black weft 16.5oz raw selvedge denim fabric Rope dyed indigo Cowhide leather patch made by Tanner Goods Gunmetal rivets and hardware Japan Blue custom engraved gunmetal button fly Hidden coin pocket selvedge Hickory stripe pocket bags Red & white selvedge Blue interior inseam thread Available in sizes 28-34, 36, 38 100% cotton Made in Japan --- **[Rogue Territory 14.5oz SK](http://imgur.com/a/uYMQh)** * Price: 120 * Size: 32 * Retail: $220 * Measurement: Hemmed professional to 32.5inches, Waist: 17.5 inches. Front Rise: 10.25 inches, Back Rise 14.75 inches, Upper Thigh 11.75 inches, Knee 8.5 inches, Leg opening: 7.25inches * Description: DENIM // 14.5oz sanforized Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. 100% pure indigo dye. FIT // Skinny Leg, Mid-Rise - Signature hidden pen pocket in back right pocket - Signature “lasso” stich on back pockets - Selvedge on fly and coin pocket - Branded button on waistband - Hand silk-screened pocket bag - Single needle continuous stitch on waistband - Belt loops sewn into the waistband - Hand branded leather patch - Handmade in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Enola Ernser

    --- **[Blue Owl x Japan Blue JBO 420](http://imgur.com/a/5WC8x)** * Price: $120 * Size: 34 * Retail: $220 * Condition: Used, worn areas shown * Description: The Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz is a very high quality, heavy weight raw denim in a broken twill weave. These were worn for a couple of months no washes, but unfortunately I grew too large in the top block to fit these. These are a size 34, meaning they are a 35" waist to a 32.5" inseam, perfect for stacking or tailoring. All fades are pictured. Retail is $220. For more information, read below or check out https://www.blueowl.us/product/japan-blue-x-blue-owl-165oz-broken-twill-deep-blue-monster-tapered-model-jbo-420/# We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft. We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight! Japan Blue's "tapered" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. Deep blue color, rich with character the original Monster fabric is known for Deep indigo warp, black weft 16.5oz raw selvedge denim fabric Rope dyed indigo Cowhide leather patch made by Tanner Goods Gunmetal rivets and hardware Japan Blue custom engraved gunmetal button fly Hidden coin pocket selvedge Hickory stripe pocket bags Red & white selvedge Blue interior inseam thread Available in sizes 28-34, 36, 38 100% cotton Made in Japan --- **[Rogue Territory 14.5oz SK](http://imgur.com/a/uYMQh)** * Size: 32 * Retail: $220 * Measurement: Hemmed professional to 32.5inches, Waist: 17.5 inches. Front Rise: 10.25 inches, Back Rise 14.75 inches, Upper Thigh 11.75 inches, Knee 8.5 inches, Leg opening: 7.25inches * Description: DENIM // 14.5oz sanforized Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. 100% pure indigo dye. FIT // Skinny Leg, Mid-Rise - Signature hidden pen pocket in back right pocket - Signature “lasso” stich on back pockets - Selvedge on fly and coin pocket - Branded button on waistband - Hand silk-screened pocket bag - Single needle continuous stitch on waistband - Belt loops sewn into the waistband - Hand branded leather patch - Handmade in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Domenico Koss

    --- **[Blue Owl x Japan Blue JBO 420](http://imgur.com/a/5WC8x)** * Price: $120 * Size: 34 * Retail: $220 * Condition: Used, worn areas shown * Description: The Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz is a very high quality, heavy weight raw denim in a broken twill weave. These were worn for a couple of months no washes, but unfortunately I grew too large in the top block to fit these. These are a size 34, meaning they are a 35" waist to a 32.5" inseam, perfect for stacking or tailoring. All fades are pictured. Retail is $220. For more information, read below or check out https://www.blueowl.us/product/japan-blue-x-blue-owl-165oz-broken-twill-deep-blue-monster-tapered-model-jbo-420/# We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft. We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight! Japan Blue's "tapered" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. Deep blue color, rich with character the original Monster fabric is known for Deep indigo warp, black weft 16.5oz raw selvedge denim fabric Rope dyed indigo Cowhide leather patch made by Tanner Goods Gunmetal rivets and hardware Japan Blue custom engraved gunmetal button fly Hidden coin pocket selvedge Hickory stripe pocket bags Red & white selvedge Blue interior inseam thread Available in sizes 28-34, 36, 38 100% cotton Made in Japan --- **[Rogue Territory 14.5oz SK](http://imgur.com/a/uYMQh)** * Price: 120 * Size: 32 * Retail: $220 * Measurement: Hemmed professional to 32.5inches, Waist: 17.5 inches. Front Rise: 10.25 inches, Back Rise 14.75 inches, Upper Thigh 12 inches, Knee 8.5 inches, Leg opening: 7.25inches * Description: DENIM // 14.5oz sanforized Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. 100% pure indigo dye. FIT // Skinny Leg, Mid-Rise - Signature hidden pen pocket in back right pocket - Signature “lasso” stich on back pockets - Selvedge on fly and coin pocket - Branded button on waistband - Hand silk-screened pocket bag - Single needle continuous stitch on waistband - Belt loops sewn into the waistband - Hand branded leather patch - Handmade in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Fern Grant

    --- **[Blue Owl x Japan Blue JBO 420](http://imgur.com/a/5WC8x)** * Price: $120 * Size: 34 * Retail: $220 * Condition: Used, worn areas shown * Description: The Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz is a very high quality, heavy weight raw denim in a broken twill weave. These were worn for a couple of months no washes, but unfortunately I grew too large in the top block to fit these. These are a size 34, meaning they are a 35" waist to a 32.5" inseam, perfect for stacking or tailoring. All fades are pictured. Retail is $220. For more information, read below or check out https://www.blueowl.us/product/japan-blue-x-blue-owl-165oz-broken-twill-deep-blue-monster-tapered-model-jbo-420/# We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft. We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight! Japan Blue's "tapered" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. Deep blue color, rich with character the original Monster fabric is known for Deep indigo warp, black weft 16.5oz raw selvedge denim fabric Rope dyed indigo Cowhide leather patch made by Tanner Goods Gunmetal rivets and hardware Japan Blue custom engraved gunmetal button fly Hidden coin pocket selvedge Hickory stripe pocket bags Red & white selvedge Blue interior inseam thread Available in sizes 28-34, 36, 38 100% cotton Made in Japan --- **[Rogue Territory 14.5oz SK](http://imgur.com/a/uYMQh)** * Price: 120 * Size: 32 * Retail: $220 * Measurement: Hemmed professional to 32.5inches, Waist: 17.5 inches. Front Rise: 10.25 inches, Back Rise 14.75 inches, Upper Thigh 12 inches, Knee 8.5 inches, Leg opening: 7.25inches * Description: DENIM // 14.5oz sanforized Japanese denim from Nihon Menpu Mills in the famous Okayama Prefecture. 100% pure indigo dye. FIT // Skinny Leg, Mid-Rise - Signature hidden pen pocket in back right pocket - Signature “lasso” stich on back pockets - Selvedge on fly and coin pocket - Branded button on waistband - Hand silk-screened pocket bag - Single needle continuous stitch on waistband - Belt loops sewn into the waistband - Hand branded leather patch - Handmade in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Mariah Durgan

    "Finally! Who's crazy now?" I slung my assault rifle over your shoulder and the bullet belt across the other shoulder. Thigh and hip holsters held modified handguns and my Bowie knife went in my back pocket. It wasn't easy getting this stuff - I was almost caught once or twice but it was worth the risk in the end. The HAM radio warned of terrible things, warning listeners not to go outside because today was the day of reckoning. Yes it is. I jogged up the stairs, bullets jingling like sleigh bells. You could hear the chaos outside my barred windows. Those assholes thought I was stupid for having these installed. It lowered the value of their houses to have my house looking like a "prison". I lowered all of my curtains to avoid being spotted and made my way up to the attic. The attic was my baby. It was equipped with thousands of dollars and hours of work and time. Each side of the attic had a window equipped with a sniper's gun. I could open each window yet remain untouchable behind the wall of barbed-wire. Only the muzzles of the guns poked out of the windows, just far enough. A hatch on the ceiling would open up to a small platform with a lawn chair and a mounted gun, surrounded by electrified barbed-wire where I could sit and shoot zombies or intruders or even just enjoy a nice day. It was be hidden by my chimney and kitchen vents, giving me the upper hand. The largest window facing the street provided a wonderful, horrifying view. Neighbors turned on each other. People tried to fight back. Blood colored the grey streets a bright crimson as zombies made meals of the living. *FINALLY!* I scrambled down the ladder to grab a few boxes of supplies, mainly more bullets and some MREs that I had been stocking up. I stuffed them in the attic and made my rounds of the doors and windows. One last check of the basement, or "home base" as I affectionately referred to my weapons safe hold, and it was show time! "Time to put this baby to the test. Let's show them what crazy means!" I lowered the ceiling hatch and mounted the ladder. I didn't think it was possible to be this happy. Screams and shouts could be heard before my head was even out of the house. Overall, it sounded... juicy. Such a sick way to describe it, but o how accurate! I paused to take it all in. God, I was so excited. Suddenly I heard a *crack*. Then a *creek*. Then, before I knew it, the platform was on top of me. All 1,500 pounds of solid oak, metal, cheap plastic, a few roof tiles, and electric wires. As if having all of that weight on me wasn't enough, the electrified barb-wires gave me quite the shock and finished me off. Broken neck. Electric shock. Such a shameful way to die on such a glorious day.

  • Emerald Wolff

    Fabric: Thicker but with 3-6% spandex for flex without being too clingy/showy. Something that washes well without pilling. I don't go for those antimicrobial scrubs as it seems a little gimmicky and unreliable. But I do need LOTS of colors. When I find a scrub set that I like I buy 5 sets and I want different colors. I've found a lot of scrubs that I liked buy wouldn't buy because they only came in 4 or 5 colors and I didn't like some of them. Jewel tones are nice and a staple but can get boring. Seasonal colors would be fine like offering pastels in the spring and brights in the summer. I tend to buy royal blue, purple, hunter green, black or dark gray, and teal or turquoise because they look best with my coloring. But I like bright colors too like peachy coral or lavender. No one likes grass green or highlighter yellow. If you make a yellow it really needs to be a creamy butter color. Pants: Elastic back with a tie waist. Super sewn seams. I'd like a natural waist pant. I'm tired of all the super low low cut junior trendy fit. It's almost impossible to find actually stretchy pants that aren't super low-rise. I'd like to be able to bend down to fiddle with chest tubes and foleys without worrying that my ass will hang out. Lots of pockets. I need 3 instrument pockets on the leg but most cargo pants only have 2 plus 1 big pocket. I like to have my hemostats, shears, and penlight there. I prefer my instrument pocket to be on the right leg because I'm right handed. I like the top pants pockets to be slanted so that I don't have to pull my shirt up to get into it. A slight flare to the legs is nice. I don't need super flared bell bottoms. They just need to go over my clogs and protect my skin. Maybe a cargo pant with a yoked back and darts for girls with big booties and small waists. I'd buy a million of those. Top: Lots of pockets. Little pockets, big pockets. Big phone pocket is a must. Most nurses have big iPhones or big Galaxy phones. I use a magnetic badge reel clip so I don't need somewhere to hang my badge clip but I know that a lot of people need a little loop or something on the chest. I don't use sleeve pockets. Some way to tighten the waist/back would be nice. Like ties or a belt with buttons or a hidden elastic bungee cord. I have hips and boobs so I have to size up in tops otherwise they don't fit properly but then I'm left with a really baggy boxy waist. I also hate when the sleeves reach my elbow. Mid bicep is just fine. Baby cap sleeves are just as annoying. Non v-neck options would be nice. I personally don't wear prints. I love a princess seam. tl:dr please make stretchy, comfy scrubs with lots of pockets for the curvy girls out there

  • Enid Wehner

    In regards to the little details, those were just examples. The details that make a pair of pants special are going to vary from pant to pant. For example, I recently got these 3sixteen st-121x, which are a heavyweight (though some more hardcore denimheads would say they're midweight) denim that's dyed indigo and black. For denim, one of the first things I like to check is whether or not they're selvedge denim, which is this little detail [here](https://imgur.com/a/sBKzW) (that white strip with the red going through it). The finish being selvedge or not indicates what kind of loom the denim was made on, with selvedge denim tending to be higher quality. Next we can look at a [few examples](https://imgur.com/a/qFHMb) of stitching throughout the jeans. It's a heavyweight chain stitch going through the entire jeans, it's tonal too, so right now it matches the darkness of the denim itself, but as that fades the stitching will stay dark as a reminder of what the jeans used to be like. Then we have our [button fly](https://imgur.com/a/pxgAm). The choice is very stylistic, personally, I just prefer button flys. Like you mentioned, they won't give you a zipper bulge, but on raw denim that shrinks and stretches several times throughout its lifetime, buttons will allow it to still be able to close while still working and not looking goofy. Too much stretching or shrinking can make a zipper fly look super weird or just straight up not work. Then we have the [pocket bags](https://imgur.com/a/lt9kH) and [riveting](https://imgur.com/a/Dfv41). How big are they? What are they made of? Are the rivets visible or hidden (these aren't hidden). All the small things add up. Our fabric (denim), fly, stitching, cut, belt loops, pockets, construction (rivets, finish), leather patch, and all the little things I either forgot or don't even think about myself are what made these worth it for me. There are more factors too, like the exclusivity of the fabric and 3sixteen's branding. I'm a pretty big fanboy of their stuff and hopefully I haven't said anything incorrect, but if you were curious about 3sixteen /u/andrew3sixteen and /u/johan3sixteen are actually on Reddit from time to time and are super friendly and informative/helpful. Also if cool jeans interest you, /r/rawdenim is a great subreddit for them.

  • Deangelo Carter

    Read up on the rules about [prohibited items](https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/prohibited-items), [identification requirements](https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification), and [how to pack allowable liquids](https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule) in your baggage and make sure your carry-on and personal items are in compliance before you get in the security line. In line, make sure you've removed the necessary personal items (belt, shoes, jacket, scarf, hat, watch, jewelry, money belt/neck wallet, etc.) and taken everything out of all of your shirt and pants pockets (even non-metallic items) so you are ready to put them in the bins without delaying the line. Laptops and large tablets should be removed from their bags and placed by themselves in a bin; they might occasionally ask you to turn them on. You don't have to remove small (e.g. e-reader-sized) tablets or phones from your bag. Your carry-on bags should also go in a bin if it fits in one; if it's too large for a bin, just send it down the line by itself. Also, don't stack things in the bins (e.g. piling your bag, jackets, shoes, liquids, etc. all on top of each other in one bin). Stuff needs to be spread out so the screeners can see it properly in the X-ray; use as many bins as you need. For the stuff in your pockets, I usually stick them in a jacket pocket that has a zipper so nothing gets lost. If that's not an option, tuck them into a pocket in your carry-on bag(s), or bring along an extra Ziploc bag or something with you and put them in that to keep everything together. Follow the instructions of the TSA personnel when going through the screening area. Don't walk forward through the metal detectors or the scanners until they motion you through. If they see something odd on the scanner or you get randomly selected, they may also give you a pat-down screening; just follow their instructions. The pat-down is a bit intimate, as they're checking for hidden items under your clothing, so don't be alarmed when they start squeezing. Once you are through screening, wait for your bag and item bins to come through the X-ray if they haven't already, then gather your belongings quickly and move to the waiting area beyond the screening area to get your stuff sorted out so that you aren't blocking other passengers.

  • Jonathan Kihn

    We used a lot of CNC in our process but not every job can be done by a machine - sanding and finishing and assembling in particular. There are still several jobs requiring human hands whether it's built on one side of the ocean or the other. There are also a lot of jobs that can be done quickly or slowly depending on how much care and attention goes into them. For example, some of the sanding and finishing processes I saw at the Squire factory in China blew my mind: it was really fast but it was also very sloppy... things like using a belt sander and a chisel to clean oversprayed paint out of a neck pocket. Sure, it got the job done, but it also left marks all over the place and made a mess of the pocket. I absolutely believe that they'd be able to crank out a basic strat or tele style guitar with only 3 hours hands-on, but the craftsmanship isn't exactly pristine. By comparison, the amount of care and attention devoted to our North American versions of the same instruments that we were importing from china would have had a bare minimum of about 8 hours of labor put into them, because so much more attention was paid to doing the job properly instead of just quickly... and that would be on a day when everyone was working hard and staying on task 100% of the time. (For example, every nut was properly slotted, frets were levelled and dressed, instrument was set up properly, finish was polished to a glassy shine instead of leaving a very fine orange peel texture to hide imperfections, etc.). That 8 hours would have been the most basic instruments we made, too... the labor time only went Up from there. A carved top instrument with binding, fancy inlays, metallic or burst finishes, laminated necks, preamps, angled headstocks, or other fancy features just increases labor time more... and again, there are ways to cut corners on all those tasks that some companies will embrace while others will choose to do the better, more time consuming job. On top of those extra hours of labour, there's payroll taxes, health care costs, etc. I'd say that actual labor rates in Canada and US guitar factories come out closer to at least $30-50/hr in the states by the time you factor in all the hidden employee costs, even before looking at things like power bills and tooling. Anyway, the labor cost can definitely vary by more than $100 in an instrument, even before sending that job to China.

  • Santina Schroeder

    * As per the screenshot below, the Go begins syncing as soon as you open the app. It doesn't, however, sync in the background. I find this as a pro though because it's not always connected to the phone, which helps in extending the battery that much more. Also, it's important to note that this doesn't pair directly with the phone, and can sync on any device you have at the time as long as you're logged in. This means there's a seamless transition between phones (if you carry multiple phones like me) as long as you have the Go with you it'll work, everything is saved to the cloud so the device is assigned *only* to your account which means that if you happen to lose it, no one else will be able to use it in the first place. Also, if you are to sell it in the future, you'd have to first remove it from your account. * Yes it may be synced with Google fit with a simple tick hidden within the settings, there are also other partner apps too. Such as the nest thermostat (I don't know how that would work but it does.) I also added a screenshot of the rest of the apps it's partnered with. * It will probably scratch. Maybe not in the first weeks, but during it's lifetime keys are just so reckless that you can almost count on it. Not so much but it can. The screen is a somewhat textured Matt rubbery finish. So if it does scratch it may not be as noticeable in the first place. Overall though the construction feels very rugged. It can definitely handle a few strong bumps here and there. Honestly it entirely depends on what you carry on your keychain. Though, since it does come with the clip I would assume it'd be easier to attach to your pocket lining, and if you were to 'go out' I find it easier to attach to your belt clip (of course it would probably stand out if you tuck in your shirt but I don't think it would look that bad) http://imgur.com/knxUPrT http://imgur.com/Eb9Atwx http://imgur.com/ugUi9WT http://imgur.com/Ul846Wi

  • Zoie Greenfelder

    A popular saying among those that carry concealed handguns is "concealed is concealed". Basically, it means that if concealed properly, there is no reason to suspect that someone is carrying a concealed weapon. It's not hard to conceal a knife or a small handgun or even a larger handgun. All that's needed for a knife is a discreet pocket clip or even a lanyard hanging outside the pocket that can be used to pull the knife out. All that's needed for a handgun is a belt that can support the weight of the gun without sagging and a holster that holds the gun tight against the body. Small guns can even be carried in a front pocket without bulging noticeably. More important than the mechanical means of concealing the weapon, however, is the behavior of the person carrying it. If you don't act suspicious, aggressive, nervous, or evasive, the authorities will have no reason to suspect you are carrying anything. Having a weapon on you should make you avoid confrontation at all costs. The number one tool for self defense is situational awareness. Having a concealed weapon does not negate the need for situational awareness, in fact it increases the need for it because it raises the stakes. Carrying a concealed weapon is understandably nerve wracking when you first start doing it, even if you're licensed and legal where you are and even more so if it's not legal. Getting over this feeling and "acting normal" is more important than having the weapon 100% hidden because those around you are much MUCH more likely to notice your jittery movement, or your nervous face than the tiny bulge in your pocket or the thin metal clip of a knife.

  • Lemuel Cartwright

    The normal stuff I keep in the single bag I travel with could probably be considered a survival kit: * Bottle of water bought or filled after security * First aid pocket of carry-on contains bandaids and single-serving packets of various pain killers etc from the firstaid kit at work, and at least one rubber glove * cheap paper dust mask (usually worn while flying to reduce dehydration, but would be better than nothing if smoke/dust inhalation was a risk in an emergency scenario) * laser-cut steel business card that's actually a set of lockpicks in wallet (not like I'm much good at using them, but weigh practically nothing and could be useful) * disposable razor * liquid soap and chapstick or coconut oil * nail clippers (can be used to extract a blade from the disposable razor in an emergency) * one of those aluminum pen sized screw driver thingies that has a bunch of different small screw driver bits inside it and a flashlight on the end -- it doesn't cut or pinch, so the "no tools" rule has never been called on it * regular size thing of floss and a sewing needle * $50 USD cash, ~$50USD worth of the local currency, photocopy of passport, and backup credit card in hidden pocket * wool base layer and a windbreaker * fly wearing sensible walking shoes Things I'd add if I suspected a greater than usual need to bug out with my carry-on: * trash bag or 3 * duct tape (wrap a couple yards around a used gift card or something) * 2-3 unlubricated condoms * superglue, possibly with an eyedrops label stuck to the bottle if it seemed likely to get confiscated * paracord bracelet or belt * more food/snacks (jerky, granola bars) * extra scarf or large bandana * wool hat and gloves * solar phone charger * paper map of destination location * maybe a lifestraw * prescription painkillers

  • Tyler Abbott

    I have one and can second everything above. The bag is one of the more business looking backpacks in the one-bag realm and the hip belt can be stowed, which helps if you want a backpack and have to go into more conservative places. I've used the Trip insert once. It is well designed but I already have good, lightweight cubes. The folding Suit insert is heavy but is pretty good at protecting a suit jacket. However, I wouldn't bother unless you wear suits a lot. I usually don't have a second pair of shoes, so I use the shoe pocket for things I want quick access to but hidden since the pocket is easy to miss. My liquids bag, stowed jacket, snacks, and other non-critical items go into the large exterior pocket. Small items like chargers, etc are in the interior zipper pocket of the main compartment (above the mesh pocket). All three of these pockets use the same space - the "dome" area over the main compartment. I like the flexibility of how to allocate that space but I imagine others will find that annoying. The bag itself is a bit heavier than some other options but it is made very well and has a bulletproof feel to it. I is comfortable on my shoulders. The back vents work well but I haven't been in a super hot location. It will fit in the overhead bin of a CRJ-700, which is unusual for most bags this size. It has a low profile and spreads the volume over the back rather than outwards.

  • Hayley Collins

    That's sort of a lost cause, frankly. I've been living in South America for about a year now. I've been to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Here are the observations. 1. If you dress "normally," (jeans, button-down shirt, etc), you are going to be pegged for a wealthy South American while *still makes you a target* for thieves. Once you open your mouth, even if your Spanish is great, everyone will know you're a gringo. In general, that's fine, at least in Chile. 2. Clothes in South America are very expensive, and most people are pretty poor, so less-wealthy South Americans don't dress well. Instead of wearing all black, you might "blend in" by buying unfashionable clothes that were sold at Walmart 10 years ago, don't fit quite right, and are nearly worn out. But again, at some point, you'll need to open your mouth. Also, anyone is a target, even the poor. Lost cause there, too. 3. You don't need to worry about pickpockets if you just don't make yourself a victim. There are *tons* of pickpockets on the Santiago subway/metro, so do what the locals do: don't flash a lot of money, if you carry a wallet put it in your front pocket, don't wear clothes that are too lose, and if you're really worried, use a money belt or "hidden pocket" device. Wearing black isn't going to do shit besides make you look goth.

  • Janis Eichmann

    Wisps of smoke could be seen rising from the rubble, drifting into the sunrise. Akara walked through the city, languidly kicking debris as she made her way forward. The glass flasks in her belt lightly clinking against each other. “Was this really all worth it?” She spoke out loud, not caring if anyone heard her. If there was anyone actually left to speak to, she might have welcomed the company. She had yet to hear from Hale or Vi. For all she knew, they were buried under the city. Akara kicked more debris as she continued. Her head was throbbing, a side effect from transmute, no doubt. The glass flasks tied to her leather belt were still knocking together with each step she took. It was starting to get to her. She placed her right hand over them, quieting them. She continued, walking through what used to be the night market. As she turned the corner, Akara saw the remnants of the apothecary. She stopped and closed her eyes, fighting back the tears. Things were much simpler when she wasn’t trying to be heroic. She had never wanted to be in the center of a fight. Hale and Vi had taught her how to fight, how to use her alchemy to actually save people. Now they were gone. Everything was gone. Everything she had ever loved, taken away in an instant. Akara took her hand off of her flasks. The empty bottles, chiming together as they were left to hang freely, and pulled her leathers away from her chest, revealing a small, hidden pocket on the inside. She pulled out a flask no bigger than a gold piece. Pulling out the cork, Akara took one last look at the destruction around her. She brought the flask to her lips, tilted her head back, and forgot.

  • Drew Jaskolski

    [SELL] XS/28 Engineered Garments, JCrew, and Save Khaki **Engineered Garments Dark Navy Cinch Pant size 28** New with tags. Tag size 28. Made of 100% cotton twill, features navy twill with hint of teal, tucked belt loops, hidden coin pocket, 2 inch cuffs, back cinch, and waistband notch. Retails for $265. Price: $150 plus $12 shipping. https://imgur.com/a/ppUrh Waist: 29" Thigh: 22.5 Knee: 8" Inseam: 28" Hem: 6.25" **J Crew Ludlow Elbowpatch Abraham Moon Sportcoat 34s** 9/10 near new condition sportcoat with elbow patches. I wore this a couple times for a presentation. Great way to upgrade a business casual outfit. Wool comes from English mill Abraham Moon. Perfect for fall and winter. Price: $75+$15 shipping CONUS. Sleeves: 22"  Back Length: 27"  Shoulders: 17.5"  Pit to Pit: 18.5" Sleeves have been professionally shortened to 22 inches . Shipping price is to CONUS. Contact me to discuss shipping outside the US. $120 https://imgur.com/a/tX7mD **Save Khaki Navy Shop Coat XS** 9/10 condition, shipping from Texas. MSRP $240. 100% cotton, made in the US. Great Fall, Spring, or early winter jacket. Price: $95 +$15 shipping CONUS. https://imgur.com/a/Ov6cW

  • Julien Bode

    [SELL] XS/28 Engineered Garments, JCrew, and Save Khaki **Engineered Garments Dark Navy Cinch Pant size 28** New with tags. Tag size 28. Made of 100% cotton twill, features navy twill with hint of teal, tucked belt loops, hidden coin pocket, 2 inch cuffs, back cinch, and waistband notch. Retails for $265. Price: $190 plus $12 shipping. https://imgur.com/a/ppUrh Waist: 29" Thigh: 22.5 Knee: 8" Inseam: 28" Hem: 6.25" **J Crew Ludlow Elbowpatch Abraham Moon Sportcoat 34s** 9/10 near new condition sportcoat with elbow patches. I wore this a couple times for a presentation. Great way to upgrade a business casual outfit. Wool comes from English mill Abraham Moon. Perfect for fall and winter. Price: $110+$15 shipping CONUS. Sleeves: 22"  Back Length: 27"  Shoulders: 17.5"  Pit to Pit: 18.5" Sleeves have been professionally shortened to 22 inches from the shoulder. Shipping price is to CONUS. Contact me to discuss shipping outside the US. $120 https://imgur.com/a/tX7mD **Save Khaki Navy Shop Coat XS** 9/10 condition, shipping from Texas. MSRP $240. 100% cotton, made in the US. Great Fall, Spring, or early winter jacket. Price: $120 +$15 shipping CONUS. https://imgur.com/a/Ov6cW

  • Tierra Lang

    "Good," Osfyrd snarled, sheathing the dagger back into a hidden pocket in his trousers. The weapon slid in with a click, and Osfyrd gave a faint smile at the sound. "Supplies should be simple enough, there will be tools there, and you have a hawk for hunting." He smirked. "I said I would permit you to keep the child, not that it would be easy. I can have one of my men deliver supplies out every month, and I will send a silent with you for safety, when the ninth month comes, I will send a local medicine woman, easier to dispose of." He smiles devilishly. "Not that I'm going to allow you anything else, but I trust this arrangement is sufficient?" Seeing Maxanne pushed down on the floor as she was, gave Osfyrd an idea. The control he held over the girl already turned him on more than a little, and he deserved *something* for all he was giving her. With a smirk, he unbuckled his belt, allowing his trousers to fall to the floor and reveal his towering member. "Disrobe. *Now*."

  • Dessie Anderson

    Waiting for my outer vest to get here so I can start wearing that but for now I wear a duty belt with suspenders. Going clock wise; -Double handcuff pouch with 2 pairs of peerless handcuffs. -First Defense 1.3% MK3 OC spray -29 inch ASP baton in a rotating scabbard -small pouch with a leatherman in it. -double latex glove pouch (at the small of my back) -Flashlight holder thing -Radio -X26 Taser cartridge in a pouch -X26 TASER in a cross draw Blackhawk holster Then up on my suspenders, -Badge (my left side) -Mini flashlight (backup) and pocket knife sitting right next to eachother on the MOLLE on the right side -Mic from my radio clips onto my right side suspender In my shirt; -left pocket has my Oregon and Washing security licenses -right pocket has business cards and two pens Cargo pants; -cell phone in right pocket -Kevlar gloves in right cargo pocket -pocket knife in left pocket -notebook and backup flashlight in left cargo pocket -wallet in a hidden pocket underneath my left cargo pocket In my vehicle; -GPS, computer, citation booklet, my bag where I carry extra pens, batteries, water, snacks, etc.

  • Brett Nitzsche

    No waist belt, no chest strap, and designed as a commuter bag rather than a hiking / travel pack. Everyone already has a backpack, battery, and USB cables so your USP is that solar panel. But I know several people in your target market with solar panels sitting in a cupboard, and no one who's successfully integrated one into their regular life. You say it's "coated with a water-resistant material, which makes it impermeable to weather conditions" but that just sounds like marketing nonsense: water-resistant is not the same as impermeable, and DWR on it's own won't make anything impermeable (think zips, stitching, and the base.) That GPS tracker? How does it work? Global data SIM? You appear to have zero relevant experience (as "traders and brand developers"), so I doubt you'll hit your timelines. I do like the hidden pocket, though, and the Early Bird pricing is good.

  • Triston Armstrong

    They look well-constructed! I'm much more partial to the button fly than a zip, and I think most on here would agree. Happy to see that the arcs mirror each other instead of being the same on both pockets. Further feedback would kind of depend on knowing what your target audience is. Is this a denim line aimed at denimheads, or just one aspect of a fashion line? If it's the former, if I'm honest, I think some may find them to be rather basic -- little details like tucked belt loops, hidden rivets, a print on the pocket bags, selvedge coin pocket, etc. would do more to sway raw denim enthusiasts. Alternately, if you have amazing and unique fits, that could be a selling point. I'm kind of guessing by the branding and the tag on the back right pocket that this is more fashion/streetwear-directed though.

  • Cathrine Yundt

    Thanks. It was actually worse than that. My father used to whip me with a belt for not eating (not making this up...check my past comments). Sundays were the worst: Undercooked scrambled eggs, tuna fish for lunch and trout w/bones for dinner. One time I refused to eat the eggs so he grabbed me by the back of the head and shoved some in my mouth. I vomited all over the telephone so I got punished for that. Those days were pure hell. But...the situation forced me to be creative and a I found a solution. They used to frisk me after a meal to make sure I hadn't hidden the food in my clothes. So one night I snuck down to the dining room and used a washcloth and duct tape to make a pocket on the underside of the table. During dinner, I'd stuff my entire dinner into the pocket. They checked me, behind the curtains, under the table but never thought to look at the underside of the table. Worked like a charm.

  • Marcelle Bernhard

    I like having a hidden pocket of some sort, that a pickpocket or mugger wouldn't be likely to find. A moneybelt is a good option for this. Another good option is a hidden zippered or velcro pocket. [This is the money belt I use.](https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Creek-Travel-Terrain-Money/dp/B0054IGU7U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1483830649&sr=8-2&keywords=eagle+creek+money+belt) [I hear good things about these pockets you sew in to your pants.](https://www.amazon.com/HoboTraveler-com-Zipper-Secret-Pockets-Clothing/dp/B00N51DGHA/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1483830701&sr=8-12&keywords=security+pockets)

  • Beulah West

    Can you keep both phones with you at all times? That way, the iPhone 4S is your "give away" phone in case you are robbed. And the iPhone 6s stays hidden in your pocket, backpack, or [money belt](http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=phone+belt&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xtravelers+money+belt+for+phone.TRS0&_nkw=travelers+money+belt+for+phone&_sacat=0) hidden under your shirt -- and you control it with a bluetooth earpiece. Another possibility is buying [an iPhone 5S for $130 USD](https://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-5s-att). It handles modern iOS very well, but still can look old enough to not be worth stealing.

  • Kyra Hettinger

    I wear VertX pants everyday. They're much lighter, and breathe a lot better (important since I live in Texas). Fabric is much more durable (unless you get cotton VertX pants). More pockets, and bigger pockets. I don't use the back pockets on any pants, so I like having a zippered hidden pocket I can use for my wallet. I also have cargo pockets, for when I need to carry more. They look a little tactical, but the cargo pockets are low profile, there aren't any weird knife/flashlight pockets, D rings, or anything else that screams tac pants. I just wear a plain polo, khaki/tan VertX pants, and a regular pair of brown shoes. If I tucked in my shirt, and got a brown leather carry belt, the outfit could easily be mistaken for something like business casual.

  • Franz Rutherford

    I had TOR on an old laptop of mine and would mess around on there from time to time. I honestly never knew how to do anything or find anything so I basically just looked on hidden wiki for shit. 2 pages in particular come to mind. One was an archive of all the different knives that had been confiscated from an airport. Basically just pocket knives and a couple novelty knives like belt buckle knives or things like that. The other page was a long list of bomb recipes, using only normal household ingredients. One involved brake fluid and I really wanted to try it because I had a lot of brake fluid on hand at the time.

  • Delbert Dickens

    These are some great jeans! I work for Levi's, and have been eyeballing these for a while now. Finally ordered 'em during our employee appreciation promotion last week. The fit, as expected, is perfect. I did have to size up in these. Construction is top notch. I really dig the three belt loops on the back. The hidden selvedge in the coin pocket is a pleasant touch, as well. Not to mention, the real leather patch instead of the cardboard that you get on the lower end stuff these days. They weight of the denim is very nice. Think STF's. All in all, I would have gladly paid full price for these. What do y'all think?

  • Hershel Marks

    Stick to well lit crowded areas and keep my head down trying not to look lost/panic or like a clueless tourist. Make sure that most of my money was in a money belt or otherwise well hidden on my person. Keep a small amount of money in an easily accessible pocket, in case I get held up/scammed out of the pocket money. Do my best to try and find my way back to where ever I was staying or a U.S. embassy. Look for shops that might sell maps, say the name of the place I was staying to a someone who works at a shop, etc.

  • Liza Jacobson

    The absolute best method to keep from getting your wallet lifted is to wrap a large rubber band around it and keep it in your front pocket. If you are worried that you will be robbed by threat of violence then keep some cash in the wallet with the rubber band around it in your front pocket and keep the rest of your stuff in a money belt or other hidden compartment under your garments. Never keep anything of value in a backpack that you wear on your back as people will pick through it while you are distracted or snatch it from under you when you take it off to sit down.

  • Alverta Greenholt

    I've done some searching and there's some sites that sell hidden pocket stuff http://www.ebay.com/itm/Money-Belt-Secret-Pocket-Hidden-Security-Travel-Waist-Money-Belt-LW-/182050286089 That's one example. I have never used this product so I can't endorse it but it gets the point across. If you look around I'm sure you'll find some to suit your style. Just don't forget anything in there and throw it in the wash!

  • Scot Schaefer

    Head - Warmongering Combatant's Ironskin Helm Chest - Warmongering Combatant's Ironskin Tunic Legs - Warmongering Combatant's Ironskin Legguards Shoulder - Deep Walker Paulders Gloves - Throat-Ripper Gauntlets Belt - Conductor's Multi-Pocket Girdle Boots - Stained Maggot Squishers Cape - Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Weapon - WW artifact's hidden appearance There you go guys, sorry for late response!

  • Brandy Von

    Money belt or a hidden pocket, but do not leave all your money that is not in your wallet in the room... Keep enough to finish your trip hidden on you in a couple of places, ditch any you think you can lose elsewhere. The food budget is hard to do without knowing your food habits and local prices, so bring snacks you like to help out and plan twice as much budget as you would eat out locally at least...

  • Cornelius Jacobs

    Gustin has lined rear pockets and raised belt loops. N&F has neither of these things. Neither pair has hidden rivets. Each brand use felled and overloak seams depending on denim weight. Both brands use a variety of denims of various qualities from around the world. Gustin has bigger pocket bags. IMO the only category N&F beats Gustin in, is coin pocket size. Gustin's coin pocket is a bit smaller than other brands.

  • Selina Gottlieb

    Helmet: Rifle Commander's Eyepatch, though any eye patch works Shoulders: Hidden Cloak: Hidden Chest: Pozzik's Vest Hands: Primal Gladiator's Ironskin Gloves Belt: Conductor's Multi-Pocket Girdle (Heroic I believe) Legs: Alluring Leggings Shoes: Rugfizzle's Boots Weapon: Novice's Handwraps

  • Horacio Reynolds

    When I traveled through Asia, i bought one of those slim fanny packs that fits under your clothes, strapped to your body. I had a little bit of money in my pockets but not enough that I'd really miss. I made sure to never dig in that hidden belt thingy in sight of anyone. I never lost any money, not even from my expendable pocket money. We went all through China and Japan.

  • Katelyn O'Conner

    Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Infinity Scarf She will look very european and chic, and can keep her passport and cash safe in a place pickpockets won't look. Plus, it's MUCH easier to use than a money belt. https://speakeasytravelsupply.com/collections/speakeasy-travel-scarves

  • Jaclyn Adams

    No wallet in the back pocket, and no wallet at all. If you're fancy, get a money clip from Palm West Leather. I still won't use fanny pouch but running belt is fantastic for phone & money clip. If you need to ~~smuggle~~ carry stuffs (bottled water/food), get one of those bag with hidden compartment.

  • Jaida Graham

    1. fit 2. fabric type (slubby or not slubby? Deep or light indigo? Fast or slow fades?) 3. design and construction details like back pocket stitchings, raised belt loops, hidden rivets etc

  • Jammie Gerhold

    its a pain in the buttocks. i carry 380 in right front pocket. 2 mags in left front pocket. wallet in rear pocket. keys/knife on a jingly belt ring. phone in shirt pocket. feels and looks a little ridiculous but the gun n mags are completely hidden.

  • Cleveland VonRueden

    I walked around with my badge not visible (in my pocket, or clipped to my belt, hidden by my shirt) for *years* before I even got questioned by a security guard.

  • Kaci Altenwerth

    What is your favorite (higher tier?) denim with things like tucked belt loops, hidden rivets, printed pocket bags...etc in a slim cut?

  • Kenyatta Spinka

    >Section 2: The big questions I asked on my way through S;G 0. Your interpretation of these can heavily impact your impression of Zero, and the Sci;ADV universe as a whole. *** ## What is Reading Steiner, and where does it come from? #### This is THE question, and fortunately there's a lot of hints at it. The list below contains the scenes that give some clues about how Reading Steiner functions; several possible answers are included after this list. * [S;G] Okabe is the only one who experiences "true" Reading Steiner, where memories of a previous worldline completely overwrite memories of the new worldline. Everyone else only experiences "limited" Reading Steiner, which manifests as dream or overlapping memories. * [S;G] At the turn of the millenium (during the start of the Y2K crisis), Okabe exhibited the physical symptoms of Reading Steiner for about a week. * [S;G] With prompting from Okabe, four characters exhibit heavily limited Reading Steiner: Luka, Faris, Moeka, and Kurisu. It's interesting to note that Suzuha never shows this ability; even when focusing her hardest, she never observes the number on the divergence meter change. * [S;G] Suzuha said that the divergence meter was based off of Okabe's Reading Steiner ability. * [CE] The new encephalitis has all the symptoms of limited Reading Steiner, and originated in America. * [CE] Fubuki has the new encephalitis. It first appears as dreams of Alpha!Mayuri's death, and progresses to epileptic episodes during worldline shifts. * [PB] In January of 2011 (right after Okabe returns from the war worldline), an article says that 100 cases of the new encephalitis have appeared in the US, and 10 have appeared in Japan. * [TA] Shortly before her deletion, Amadeus!Kurisu manifests "full" Reading Steiner, with the apparent memories of a future Alpha!Kurisu. (More about that scene is in Section 4.) * [PR] When Okabe first shifts into the Promised Rinascimento worldline, his conscious mind transfers into his Amadeus copy, despite a physical incarnation of his mind existing at the same point in time. (More about that scene is in Section 4.) * [S;G0] Time leaps, Amadeus, and Reading Steiner share a tremendous amount in common. Each has the capacity to extract an individual's memory and consciousness, transfer it forwards/backwards in time or across divergence numbers, and return it to the same individual (potentially overwriting their mental state) #### Worldline changes are equivalent to overwriting everyone's memory, and Okabe is immune to the overwrite. * [S;G] This is actually stated in the original game; memories of the previous worldline are replaced with those of the new one upon shifting. * [A;C] This ties in with the concept of "world layers" and simulated reality. Overwriting everyone's memory in the "real world" would be impossible, but doing it in a simulation is relatively simple. * [S;G] When compared with Kagari's memory loss, this could explain the limited Reading Steiner seen in the original. Individuals under stress are more likely to regain their overwritten memories. #### *Stratfor's experiments in memory-overwrites triggered the onset of Reading Steiner, first near their American lab, then around Tokyo Denki University.* * [S;G0] While this implies that every new encephalitis patient has been experimented on by Stratfor (which in Fubuki's case seems unlikely), there's an out: these experiments need not have happened on the current worldline, since the test subjects would retain their abilities across worldlines. * [S;G] This could explain Okabe's Reading Steiner, as repeated overwrites via time-leaping strengthened his case of the "disease." However, it falls flat when trying to explain the limited cases experienced by the rest of the cast. #### *Overall, my best guess depends on Steins;Gate (and the other Sci;ADV titles) being part of a simulated world within the SVN universe. Worldline shift trigger memory overwrites from outside the simulation, but repeated overwrites of one's memory from within the simulation cause a person to become immune to the external rewrites.* * [--] In the end, this is just a guess, though - I'd love to hear your thoughts. ## What factions are involved in the war for the time machine? ### There are four major contenders, though lesser powers vie for dominance as well: #### Russia. They got the first step up in WWIII, thanks to the Nakabachi Thesis. Their members include: * [PB] The men who burned down Kurisu's family home; these men were trying to prevent other factions from acquiring time travel as well. * [PB, VA] The men who gun down Kurisu's laptop and hard drive. Same motives as the arsonists. These are clearly military personnel. * [S;G] Nakabachi himself, although his willingness to help is questionable. #### SERN. Not so much a contender in WWIII as a background player; in Zero they mainly attempt to invent time travel through their own research, rather than stealing Kurisu's. Members include: * [S;G] The Rounders. Primarily motivated by their own worthlessness and inability to leave after joining. They're mostly composed of trained civilians. * [S;G, PB] Moeka and Mister Braun/FB. Similar motivations to the other Rounders. #### Stratfor. Access to Amadeus and the memory-modified Kagari give them the means to build a time machine; the new encephalitis patients also act as a bargaining chip for them. Their members are: * [GS, VA] Leskinen. By all appearances, he's not brainwashed into working for them - the man really is as cold and greedy as they come. * [GS] Maho, when brainwashed. <GS only> * [GS] Kagari, to varying degrees. Also brainwashed. <strongest in GS/VA, less prevalent in PR routes> * [PB] Ground forces, dressed to blend with civilians. One of them wears a sumo seal mask. (More on that guy in Section 6.) #### DURPA/America. While far behind the others in the time machine race, they currently have the advantage in pure military might. Their members include: * [PR] Reyes. As with Leskinen, she shows no signs of being brainwashed. For a time, she cooperated with Stratfor, but she slaughtered them when their usefulness ran out. * [PR] Various military personnel, shared with Stratfor. ## Who is Kagari, and why does she look so much like Kurisu? Also, whose memories does she have? #### She's just another war orphan, but she happens to be genetically similar to Kurisu. This has a couple advantages: it makes her brain more compatible with Kurisu's memories, and she can serve as a psychological attack on Okabe. * [PoR] In the scene where Mayuri adopts Kagari in 2030, there's a professor there. Yeah, that's Leskinen. He hand-picked her to become Mayuri's daughter because he had previously met Kagari the time traveler. * [PR] When Reyes has captured Kagari, she mentions how Kagari is highly compatible with Kurisu's memories. * [SS, AD] When Kagari first walks into the lab with Luka, Okabe is overcome by how similar to Kurisu she looks. Later, when he's forced to delete Kurisu's memories from her, this similarity nearly allows Stratfor the time to recapture her. #### *In addition to being brainwashed, she was "bred" (for lack of a better term) to be genetically similar to Kurisu.* * [--] Given what we've seen of Stratfor's capabilities, this could be possible. However, it's unlikely as only a few worldlines had Kagari receive Kurisu's memories. #### She has memories of her entire past, plus the "voice of God." She does not have Kurisu's memories. <every chapter along the VA branch, including AZ, ML, and CE> * [GS] Kagari fully cooperates with Leskinen in this worldline, to the point that she suggested going undercover as Yuki. She also provided him with information about the future, which implies she remembers it. #### She only remembers the recent past - since waking up at the shrine in Chiba. The "voice of God" exists in her head, but must be triggered by K6205. She does not have Kurisu's memories. <SS, OE, and RMG; also PR> * [SS] She's initially referred to as Kana (tl. "Temporary") because she doesn't even remember her own name. * [RMG] After trying to make friends with a truck, she remembers her experiences after arriving in 1998. She was being brainwashed by Leskinen from 1998-2010. This matches the fact that Stratfor used people with no familial connections as test subjects - she may have been kidnapped for this reason. * [PR] Reyes is attempting to implant Kurisu's memories in Kagari's brain - there wouldn't be much point to this if she already had them in there. #### She remembers her childhood (in the future), but also has Kurisu's memories. <AD> * [AD] She calls Mayuri "Mommy" and is familiar with her stories of Hououin Kyouma. * [AD] She reacts with increasing strength to anything Kurisu-related, and remembers things only Kurisu would know. Eventually, she starts having intense episodes where she alternates between "Kagari" and "Kurisu."

  • Reta Harvey

    There's not much to say about my childhood. I grew up in an ordinary town with ordinary parents. Not to say they weren't there for me every time I needed them. They just did the nine to five and watched TV a lot like everyone else. I tried my best to be alright with it all, but I can't get over the underwhelming aspect of everyday life. That's why every second I could I studied the wonder of history. It is so amazing how an ordinary person can be thrown into an incredible situation just by a few choices. It would have been so easy to let life go by like everyone else. I couldn't take my mind of the greats that wouldn't be OK with how things were supposed to be. At first, I stuck with the typical American heroes: Washington, Roosevelt, Lincoln, the Wright Brothers, etc. They filed the emptiness inside of me for some time until I couldn't ignore the hunger for more. I went through every detail I could find about anyone influential I could find. Tore through books, every article ever written, even the dark theories in every corner of the internet. That's where I found it. Right in-between a conspiracy theory about the people behind Hitler and the aliens behind the Illuminati. I found the beautiful notes from a collaboration between Nikola Tesla and H.P. Lovecraft. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever come across so I had to dig deeper. I had studied enough to know what could and couldn't be true online, but no one can pass up the idea of blueprints to a time machine. Every step closer I got to the full schematics came with a feeling deep in the pit of my stomach. Anger, desire, power, pure joy? I couldn't quite place it. I didn't care. I needed so badly to push through the warnings of dire consequences to fullfil my lifelong quest. I needed to meet these great souls riddled throughout all of time. After a few years of study, I found a quantum physicist who also dabbled in the study of Tesla. It didn't take long to convince him to help me build the machine with the promise of fame and fortune. Dr. Stephen Bohr could be the face and brains behind our shared path as long as I could control the destination. The first trip back was a few hours to test. I came out of the machine to see Stephen exactly where I left him. Every inch of my being ached with failure. I had wasted years of my life in search of a fool's endeavor with nothing to show for it. I turned to destroy the wasteful junk of space I had put so much into when I saw him. He was a tad shorter than me it seemed and his choice of clothing didn't do much to flatter his slim build. His hair fell around his face in a disheveled lump like he hadn't slept in weeks. He was quite a curious man until I saw those eyes. They were sunken in and oddly empty. It made it that much more unsettling when I realized they matched the deep hazel of my own. They were my mother's tired eyes. It worked. I had been compiling my list for my entire life. I wanted to start with the Presidents and work my way through the rest. The Great Houdini, Jack the Ripper, King Tut, I wanted to meet them all. After years of trying to decide the best way to leave the timeline unaltered while still getting mementoes of my trips, I decided on a single autograph from each person as close to their death as possible. It would leave little chance my impression could make a difference a few hours before someone was already meant to die. The only trick would be making sure I blended in with anyone else I happened to encounter. Stephen helped me decide on a pair of plain looking dark pants and a simple dark hoodie so my face couldn't easily be seen. I have never stood out very much in the first place so it wasn't that hard. The look was finished off with my ticket to time travel, a watch that would allow me to travel along my fixed list without the entire machine. All the hours of study helped me decide on the perfect moment to sneak up to the greats. My first trip was to Abraham Lincoln just as he was entering the Ford's theatre. I imagined him to be so grand walking in with all of his guards in his well-known attire. It felt rather easy to walk up to a normal looking man in such a strange time to ask for his signature. He didn't say much, just signed without looking and hurried inside. I wondered if he even really noticed my presence but I got what I came for. Next came another easy target, JFK. I arrived in 1963 on Thursday the 21st. Although it was already past midnight, it was around twelve hours earlier than planned. It seemed the people hadn't changed much since 1865. In nearly a century, people were still to busy to notice a man lurking about in all black. I walked around in amazement of Dallas ten years before I was ever born. Being too worried about getting caught, I didn't have as much time to really appreciate 1865 the way I could here. After walking around for an hour or so I came across the most exciting piece of this time period. The Texas School Book Depository in all of it's glory. Breaking into a building 54 years before my time was much easier than expected. I couldn't wait to go and see the exact spot Lee Harvey Oswald stood to assassinate the great JFK before it actually happened. Even though it was hard to see through the darkness, the thrill was incredible knowing what would happen in less than eleven hours from now. The thrill wore off and I grew exhausted from my travels. I took my jacket off and used it as a pillow right there on the sixth floor. The sleep was restless with dreams of what was about to take place in front of me. I watched the bullet come from every angle imaginable over and over killing the president. It was the most vivid dream I have had in my short life. I awoke rather quickly to a man staring out the window less than a foot from where I slept. I must have left the door open in my fog of historical wonder. He didn't seem to notice as I stood up behind him to walk away before I could mess anything else up. As I turned to leave, he let out a very quiet sigh. He spun to face me, thanked me for my trouble, and turned right back to the window in one solid motion.  It was Mr. Oswald himself that I unknowingly gave access to the very spot he would make history. The shock left me unable to form words. I could only run as fast as my body allowed away from that man. In hindsight, I should've gotten his autograph as well. It was a little over two hours before the famous car ride. I knew every step the president took before getting into the back of the Lincoln he wouldn't step out of again. After twenty minutes of navigating the early Dallas streets, I found a taxi to take me to Love Field. I convinced him I was an undercover secret service agent sent to check out the safety of the president's arrival. His broken English made it almost boring to tell such an easy lie, but it kept me from paying for the trip. The crowds must have been gathering all morning making it hard to navigate the streets. We arrived just on time. 11:25. I had roughly fifteen minutes to slip in and wait for my signature. It must have been the stress from changing the route so close to the president's arrival because I slipped right in completely unnoticed. I walked over to the car already waiting for JFK and pretended to check the fuel tank and tires. No one even looked my way. As soon as the plane arrived, secret service men brought the president and his wife right over to the car. Kennedy was more than happy to give an autograph to someone insuring the safety of his car. After he handed me my pen, he got into the car and we both went our separate ways. The trip left me weary of future travels, however, I couldn't stop when I've come this far. I decided to meet George Washington himself on his plantation before his demise. The timing was off again as well as the destination. I arrived in a small but nicely kept room. It was dimly lit and reeked of sweat and blood. A shriek behind me told me I wasn't alone. My luck has been going so well with time travel I arrived 22 years early right in front of Washington himself. He stood in utter disbelief with his gun readily at hand. I quickly realized I had become the once debunked vision to warn Washington of Valley Forge. Luckily the era was so unadvanced, an angel appearing before the Commander-in-Chief during war was much more believable than a time traveler would ever have been. I quickly changed my dialect to fit the times and warned the man before me of an upcoming battle with promise of victory. It all went smoothly convincing him the signature sealed in the fate of his men. I climbed out the window, to avoid being seen, triumphant after another trip. A trip home finally felt right after three wonderful stories to share with my partner. Stephen would never believe the complete success that we have accomplished in just a few short years. He was overjoyed the second he saw the three seemingly fresh names of men who died long ago. However, he was weary of Washington's name amongst the two other greats. He could not understand why I would chose a man who died in war over so many other influential people first. My jaw dropped as I ran to a computer. Right there plain as day, "George Washington died January 15, 1778 during the battle of Valley Forge." I had changed the history of the greatest man in early American history and no one other than myself was aware of it. (Sorry I made it longer than planned. Full story and ending here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BJv_soy5UwMJm0IBM99k0RJmVdRUTfHApW07uEppAus/edit?usp=drivesdk)

  • Malika Moore

    The translators were awful, but the presentation was fantastic Link to Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntzz8O7SpWs Thanks to the reveal trailer released in October of last year, we all had the delight of knowing the basics of the Switch; a home console that can be taken on the go that has a multitude of controller options. However, that’s all we knew. Though, that’s all changed now that the presentation of the Nintendo Switch has passed, showing off upcoming games and giving information about the system itself such as how long it’s battery life is and how exactly the controllers would be used to play. And you know what? We have every reason to be excited for its launch on March 3, 2017, despite its somewhat steep price of $299.99. One of the first topics of information disclosed to us about the Switch itself was its online features. These features included the ability to play online with others (duh), create parties, and chat with other people. Despite this being a major step-up from the mediocre online features of the WiiU and 3DS, the Nintendo Switch will have a paid service which is required to play online due to begin in the fall following the release of the Switch in the same year. While it is a bit disappointing to hear this considering the fact that Nintendo has always had free internet services, I’ll be reserving full judgement on it until I see how much it costs and what features come along with having said paid service (hopefully something like free games on a monthly basis similar to what Sony does with their PS Plus subscription). The next topic for the Switch was about the Joycons themselves (the remotes which can detach and reattach to the main console). Somehow the Joycons have been one of the defining factors as to why I’m excited for the Switch. The reason for this is because the Joycons are like a Wii remote in the way they’re used to play and how they have motion sensors. Now, I can hear you groaning through this screen at what I just said, but hear me out as two games titled 1, 2, Switch (releasing at launch day), a party game meant to represent the reaction time and accuracy of the Joycon’s motion controls, and a new boxing IP titled Arms (releasing in Spring 2017), a fighting game where characters fight using springy arms with boxing gloves attached, were shown in the presentation and seemed to have (take this with a grain of salt) accurate motion controls thanks to the Joycon’s built-in motion sensors. Although these games are motion based, it doesn’t feel shoehorned in like it did with the Wii/WiiU as developers have the option to make a game with conventional controls, motion controls, or both controls thanks to the Switch’s home console/handheld capabilities. Aside from that, the remotes also had a button dedicated to capturing an in-game screenshot. Other information about the Switch includes the fact that it will be compatible with Amiibo, can play with up to eight Nintendo Switches at once, will have a battery life of about 2 ½ - 6 hours depending on the game you’re playing, the fact that you can play the system while it’s charging, and that there’s no region locking. With that being said, let’s get on to the games. While it was a bit lacking in announcements for launch titles, the Switch presentation had a TON of games shown off. In addition to 1, 2, Switch and Arms, the games shown off were: Splatoon 2 (releasing Summer 2017), Super Mario Odyssey (similar to Sonic ‘06 in how it’s a linear platformer that went to being a huge open-world to explore. Let’s hope SMO doesn’t meet the same fate as the blue blur when it releases this holiday season), Fire Emblem Warriors (downright the best part of the entire presentation. It’s basically Hyrule Warriors with Fire Emblem. It, along with all the other upcoming announced games, do not have a release date yet), Xenoblade 2, Dragon Quest 10/11 and Dragon Quest Heroes 1 / 2, a new Shin Megami Tensei, Project Octopath Traveler (a new Square Enix game), Skyrim, a new No More Heroes, Fifa 18, Minecraft (which was shown in a highlight reel along with these games), Minecraft: Story Mode, a Dragon Ball game (assumedly Dragon Ball Xenoverse), a remake of Street Fighter II, Sonic, a new Bomberman, Steep, an entry in the Skylanders franchise, a Rayman game, Lego City Undercover, Farming Simulator 18, a new Disgaea, Just Dance 2017, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Rine, a new version of Fast Racing Neo, a new version of Mario Kart 8 called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and NBA 2K 18. Keep in mind these may not have been all the games shown in the reel, but they were the ones I was able to spot. Despite all these games being announced, there is still a severe lack of announcements for this system’s launch titles. Additionally, there are also things such as the somewhat short battery life, the disappointing 32 GB storage for the system at launch, and the pending online subscription fee to worry about. However, that manages to get overshadowed by the fact that this is the most excited I’ve ever been for anything in my entire life. The third party support is astounding, the controllers somehow create a unique gaming experience, and the basic premise of the Switch is still something worth being excited over. Fingers crossed all of these hopes can fulfill their potential and that these drawbacks are nothing but mild annoyances. With my opinion being said and done, let me know, what did you think of the Switch presentation and, in addition to that, what is your opinion on the Switch itself after viewing this presentation?

  • Hermann Reynolds

    >Nice sidestep from the fact that a console that is chronologically supposed to compete with the ps5 and xbox two isnt even on the ps4/xbone level. Now nintendo is 2 generations behind. what a fucking joke. A bigger joke is being a hardware whore. Hypocritical, when consoles pale in comparison to tolerable gaming PCs. You really expect Nintendo to be able to cram a ton more power into the Switch and keep it portable and affordable? (Like it or not, that's a major aspect of it, since their handhelds have been far better for them.) >no shit, i meant the usage of a tablet controller isnt revolutionary. nice nitpick. Not a nitpick, you just categorized it as a completely different thing than what it is. >Wii sports boxing has player mobility Swaying left and right is not "player mobility"; in ARMS, you actually move around the arena. >motion controls etc. ARMS more or less is pretty much retooled wii sports boxing. Except for the parts where I explained that it's hardly anything alike after your insultingly oversimplified and blatantly incorrect summarization. >It is motion controlled casual garbage that doesnt deserve to be taken seriously as a fighting game let alone EVO. fighting game my f*&$$$ ass. They said the same sorts of things about Smash games. Look how that turned out, you'll never know. >And im pretty sure theres a lot more interest in naruto storm 4 than wii sports boxing - electric bungaloo judging by the millions who buy those games each year or two. Prove it. Give me proof of its viability as a competitive title, rather than being cheap shit anime cash-in shovelware. >And most of those games are shovelware garbage and shit no one gives a fuck about. Zelda: BotW, Binding of Isaac, FIFA 18, I am Setsuna, Fast RMX, Shovel Knight, Half Beat Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Rime, PuyoPuyo Tetris, Disgaea 5, ARMS, Sonic Mania, Redout, LEGO City Undercover, Fire Emblem Warriors, Fire Emblem (name TBD), The Sacred Hero, NBA 2K18, Super Mario Odyssey, Project Sonic 2017, Rayman Legends, DBZ Xenoverse 2, Yooka Laylee, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Wonder Boy, Monster Boy, Nobunaga's Ambition, TBD No More Heroes game, Dragon Quest X, Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2, Octopath Traveler, Pokemon, LEGO Worlds, Shin Megami Tensei 5(?), Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII... wow, what a group gaggle of shoverlware games.

  • Lacy Nikolaus

    > Should we be silent and let 500,000 Syrian "refugees" into our country Citation needed. > Should we be silent and allow undercover ISIS agents to come into the country with **minimal checks and balances to weed out terrorists**? Citation needed. Like these checks and balances? > Every refugee goes through an intensive vetting process, but the precautions are increased for Syrians. Multiple law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies perform “the most rigorous screening of any traveler to the U.S.,” says a senior administration official. Among the agencies involved are the State Department, the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. A DHS officer conducts in-person interviews with every applicant. Biometric information such as fingerprints are collected and matched against criminal databases. Biographical information such as past visa applications are scrutinized to ensure the applicant’s story coheres. http://time.com/4116619/syrian-refugees-screening-process/ > Finally, we should note that refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any traveler category to the United States. So it "makes no operational sense" for ISIS to take advantage of the refugee program, Anne Speckhard, a counterterrorism expert at Georgetown University, told us previously. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jun/13/donald-trump/wrong-donald-trump-says-theres-no-system-vet-refug/ > And trump doesn't want a registry or to ban Muslims. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viDffWUjcBA

  • Juliana Weber

    **TL;DW version:** 1-2-Switch 1001 Spikes Arms Bidning of Isaac: Afterbirth++ Cave Story Cube Life: Island Survival Disgaea 5 Complete Dragonball Xenoverse 2 Dragon Quest X: The Five Awakening Races Online Dragon Quest XI Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Farming Simulator Fast RMX FIFA 18 Fire Emblem Warriors Fire Emblem Switch Has Been Heroes Human Resource Machine I am Setsuna Just Dance 2017 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Lego City Undercover Lego Worlds Little Inferno Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Minecraft Minecraft: Story Mode Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom NBA 2K18 Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Project Octopath Traveler Project Sonic 2017 Puyo Puyo Tetris Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Redout Rime Riverside Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 The Sacred Hero Seasons of Heaven Shin Megami Tensei Shovel Knight Skylanders Imaginators Sonic Mania Splatoon 2 Spelunker Snake Pass Snipperclips - Cut it Out, Together! Stardew Valley State of Mind Steep Super Bomberman R Super Mario Odyssey Syberia 3 Untitled *TALES* game Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers World of Goo Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Yooka-Laylee

  • Braden Lesch

    I traded a copy of Cannon Spike for the Dreamcast for basically a large box of PSP games. Heres the list of everything Ihave for it now: Armored Core Formula Front BlazBlue Blokus Brave Story New Traveler Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded Capcom Classics Collection Remixed Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Crush Daxter Death Jr Dragoneer's Aria Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce Exit Final Fantasy II Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions Frantix Generation of Chaos Ghost Recon God of War Chains of Olympus Gods Eater Burst Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories Growlanser Wayfarer of Time Guilty Geasr XX 1 Core Plus Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Knights in the NIghtmare Lumines Luxor Wrath of Set Metal Gear Acid Metal Gear Solid Novel Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus Metal Slug Anthology Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Need for Speed Undercover Neverland Card Battles Patapon Rainbow Islands Ratchet & Clank Size Matters Sega Genesis Collection Shin Megami Tensei Persona Smart Bomb Star Ocean First Departure Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament Street Fighter 3 Alpha Max Syphon Filter Dark Mirror The 3rd Birthday The Legend of Heroes Tears of Vermillion Tomb Raider Anniversary Undead Knights Untold Legends Brotherhood of the Blade Untold Legends The Warriors Code Valhalla Knights Valhalla Knights 2 Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Warhammer 40,000 Squad Command Warriors of the Lost Empire Worms Open Warfare Z.H.P.

  • Ethan Schultz

    * 1-2-Switch * 1001 Spikes * Arms * The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ * Cave Story * Cube Life: Island Survival * Disgaea 5 Complete * Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 * Dragon Quest X: The Five Awakening Races Online * Dragon Quest XI * Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 * The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim * Farming Simulator * Fast RMX * Fifa 18 * Fire Emblem Warriors * Fire Emblem 2018 * Has Been Heroes * Human Resource Machine * I Am Setsuna * Just Dance 2017 * The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild * Lego City Undercover * Lego Worlds * Little Inferno * Mario Kart 8 Deluxe * Minecraft * Minecraft: Story Mode * Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom * NBA 2K18 * Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence * Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas * Project Octopath Traveler * Project Sonic 2017 * Sonic Mania * Puyo Puyo Tetris * Rayman Legends Definitive Edition * Redout * Rime * Riverside * Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 * The Sacred Hero * Seasons of Heaven * Shin Megami Tensei * Shovel Knight * Skylanders Imaginators * Splatoon 2 * Spelunker * Snake Pass * Snipperclips - Cut It Out, Together! * Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers * World of Goo * Xenoblade Chronicles 2 * Yooka-Laylee

  • Maiya Cartwright

    For the lazy: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3rd) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28th) Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017) Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017) Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (TBD) 1, 2, Switch (March 3rd) ARMS (Spring 2017) Fire Emblem Warriors (TBD) Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title (TBD) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017) Super Bomberman R (March 2017) Puyo Puyo Tetris (TBD) Sonic Mania (Spring 2017) Has-Been Heroes (March 2017) Disgaea 5 Complete (TBD) LEGO City Undercover (Spring 2017) Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (TBD) Fast RMX (TBD) Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (TBD) RIME (TBD) I am Setsuna (March 2017) Project: Octopath Traveler (TBD) No More Heroes: Brand New Title (TBD) Project Sonic 2017 (TBD 2017) Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure (TBD) Minecraft (TBD) Just Dance 2017 (March 2017) Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 (TBD) Steep (TBD) Snipperclips – Cut It Out, Together! (March 2017) Arcade Archives (TBD) Farming Simulator (TBD) Skylanders Imaginators (TBD) Syberia 3 (TBD) NBA 2K18 (September 2017) FIFA (TBD) Dragon Quest X (TBD) Dragon Quest XI (TBD) Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 (TBD) Redout (Spring 2017)

  • Ciara Bernhard

    I am Setsuna NeiR: Automata - Pre-ordered PSN Ghost Recon: Wildlands Mass Effect: Adramada - Pre-order on PS4 Vikings - Wolves of Midgard Persona 5 Bulletstorm Remaster Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Yooka-Laylee Dragons Quest Heros 2 Lego City Undercover PREY - slightly interested Injustice 2 Tekken 7 LE - Pre-order @ NE Crash Bandicoot: N. Same Trilogy Sonic Mania - Pre-order @ Amazon Days Gone Splatoon 2 Desitny 2 Mario: Odyssey Crackdown 3 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Project Scorpio System Vampyr New Wolfenstien game Southpark The Fractured But Whole Xenoblade 2 Project Octopath Traveler Dragon Quest Heroes 1&2 Spiderman Game God of War 4 The Last of Us 2 Middle Earth: Shadow of War

  • Lincoln Will

    Games that will be coming to the switch as seen in the presentation Splatoon 2 Minecraft Story Mode - The Complete Adventure Skylanders Imaginators Project Octopath Traveler Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Lego City Undercover Farming Simulator Has Been Heroes Elder Scrolls Skyrim V Project Sonic 2017 Just Dance 2017 EA Sports Fifa Syberia 3 1-2-Switch Super Bomberman R Tetris Minecraft Steep RIME Fast RMX NBA 2K18 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ARMS Splatoon2 Super Mario Odyssey Fire Emblem Warriors Xenoblade Chronicles 2

  • Raquel Marvin

    [Demo Video credits screen shots.](http://imgur.com/a/Xbv3N) List: Mario Odyssey Splatoon2 Minecraft Story Mode Skylanders Project Octopath Traveler Dragon Quest Heroes 1&2 Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Lego City Undercover Fire Emblem Warriors Xenoblade 2 Farming Simulator French Legal Lines Something from Nippon Ichi - Disgaea? Square Enix Spelunker game Has Been Heroes Skyrim Sonic 2017 I Am Setsuna Just Dance 2017 Japanese Name Something 13 Game from Over Fence Fifa Syberia 3 Japanese Name 1-2 Switch Capcom something Super Bomberman R Tetris Arms Minecraft RIME STEEP Fast RMX Mario Kart NBA 2K18

  • Emelie Schuppe

    Watch Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash or Timeless for fictional proof that any sane time traveler who did not want to be at worst locked up in an asylum or burnt as a witch or whatever and at best relentlessly bugged by everyone about everything from sports results to how their life turns out wouldn't let out that they were a time traveler and would probably somehow set up some sort of undercover identity (especially if they needed the proper credentials so people would believe them about a future disaster and prevent it or something like that).

  • Isaias Streich

    Or proof that time travelers are really good at establishing undercover identities because, if time travel to change the past was possible without paradoxes, you'd need to earn some credentials in needed fields to win the trust of America of that time if you wanted to prevent a disaster. What, do you think a time traveler's just going to be standing on a street corner wearing some sort of silver spandex jumpsuit and holding a sign saying "I am a time traveler, ask me anything"? /s

  • Noah Bailey

    > If time travel were possible there would be time travelers. If time travelers went back to the past to change things, they would almost certainly be undercover; either to get the necessary credentials they'd need to be taken seriously as someone trying to stop this disaster or just to avoid the consequences you'd probably expect to happen to someone if they metaphorically shouted from the rooftops that they were a time traveler (which is also why time travelers just there to observe would still be in disguise)

  • Lavon McCullough

    Yeah I think the right hasnt done it much because of princples of virtue... all oKeef does is let them implode on their own and documents it... But a centepede deep undercover, that could be like an interdimensional time traveler, inside the most insidious events there to red pill the lost straggler and save them from the fascist masses

  • Gretchen Bins

    Has anybody else ordered the RDS Game Traveler Protection Pack from Amazon? I did and it's the only portion of my Switch related stuff other than Lego City Undercover that doesn't have an expected ship date. Everything else is coming either Friday (Switch, Bomberman, and case) and next week (tempered glass screen protector). I'm wondering if the game protection will come within the next week or so now :(

  • Terrance Pouros

    * MineCraft: Story Mode * Skylanders Imaginators * Project Octopath Traveler * Rayman Legends * Lego City Undercover * Farming Simulator * Has Been Heroes * Skyrim * Project Sonic 2017 And then several Japanese titles that I can't read.

  • Lisa Bogan

    1. Breath of the Wild 2. Super Mario Odyssey 3. Snipperclips 4. ARMS 44. Yooka-Laylee 45. Shovel Knight 5. Rime 6. Fire Emblem Warriors 65. Project Octopath Traveler 7. Syberia 8. LEGO City Undercover (never got it on Wii U) 9. Puyo-Puyo Tetris 10. Splatoon 2 11. Rayman Legends

  • Deshawn Predovic

    A secret network of undercover centipedes, informing The Don this whole time.... Nah, he's a time traveler.

  • Triston Becker

    Or maybe not every time traveler is looking for ways to get rich quick or maybe the non-iconic investors were all undercover time travelers

  • Maddison Hessel

    Looks like he's an undercover time traveler that just wants to fit in

  • Samanta Maggio

    Travel within the US should be fine but remember to always take extra precautions to avoid any delays. I used to fly a lot with DACA and my travel tips have always been: Have back up documents, I travel with my Mexican passport, OR license and EAD Card Know the rules for traveling, go on the TSA or airlines website and know what's acceptable and not acceptable to carry and what will cause extra inspection. Have everything at ready, I always travel with my trusty jacket and have my passport in one pocket , license wallet and phone in another. Travel light, I always carry bag that can fit in the overhead with my clothes and a backpack that I can hold or put under my seat with my electronics and extras. Last but most important, be confident and confidence comes from being ready. Good luck.

  • Tristin Johns

    > buying digital pixels is a waist of money. [Waist of money?](http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/1/4/compact-travel-pouch-hidden-passport-id-holder-security-money-waist-belt-new-bag-7845dff726d91f8e1900756955aec5e8.jpg) ^^/s

  • Romaine Lindgren

    I'm going to x-post my response from the WYR post: >🔵 Future Pill 🔵 >You can see 10 years into the future or any time sooner, whenever you want. You can see any part of the world. I'm going to ignore this one, because time travel makes my head hurt. Incredibly powerful, but liable to break the world. **No** - --- >🔴 Xray Pill 🔴 >You gain the ability to see through anything as far as you can normally see. Works at any layer. Pretty cool, and would allow me to make a decent amount of money by 'gambling'. However there are better options for that. The novelty of looking through clothes and into secret dossiers would wear off. **No** - --- >🔸 Fly Pill 🔸 >You can fly. You start at a slow speed and require time to speed up to a maximum of 100mph (161kph). You are not immune to low oxygen or harsh temperatures. Again, pretty cool, with some potential for fun and profit. Liable to attract attention. Sucks that I can't use it to fly to space or lots of other cool places; if it had perks associated with atmospheric protection, I'd love to do the whole superman thing, swooping across the plains and Arctic. **No** - --- >🌿 Drug Pill 🌿 >You gain the ability to automatically be affected by any drug that exists as much as you want, no bad side effects. Sounds fun. However even without physical side effects it is incredibly psychologically dangerous. I would probably choose to sink into a glorious morphine coma, forever. **No** - --- >❤ Sex Appeal Pill ❤ >Anyone you want is instantly attracted to you, you are cured of and immune to STD's. Anyone who you "do" also becomes immune, and son on. Cure the world? Incredibly psychologically damaging, relationship-wise. I would have to keep the attraction power secret even from those closest to me, or be always under suspcion of manipulating people's emotions. But, I would pick it, only for the contagious STD resistance. When this is an option, I'd argue that it becomes a moral obligation to cure STDs. I go on a glorious sex tour of the world, sleeping with the most promiscuous people I can, hoping to spread a wave of my HIV cure across America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. Millions of lives and billions of dollars are saved by my charitable fucking. **Yes** (1/3 - --- >💠 Disease Immune Pill 💠 >Gives you the ability to become immune to all harmful diseases. Pretty cool. I will pick this for selfish reasons, curing my own existing conditions. It would also be a valuable source of protection when on the fuck-tour. **Yes** (2/3) - --- >💰 Money Pill 💰 >You don't become rich, nor have infinite money, but it's *like* you do. Every time you want to do or have something, your bank account/wallet has exactly as much money as you need. **No**. Sounds great, but I can probably make an adequate amount of money with... - --- >💮 Wish Pill 💮 >Gives you the ability to wish for one of two things: any existing object to be teleported in front of you, or for you to be teleported wherever you want. Can only be used once a week. You get a free return ticket if you teleported somewhere. Oh my, I want to say yes. * Teleporting items to me: I can make quite a lot of money with this, summoning some lost treasures or gold bars. I could even work for the authorities, summoning incredibly valuable intelligence, weaponry or similar. * Teleporting to places: There must be some safe way I can use this to help kick-start a space exploration adventure. If it is truly fool-proof and perfectly accurate, I try to convince NASA to land a self-assembling habitation module on Mars, which I then teleport to. I then hang around there and teleport items to me. Hm. Actually, the more I think about that, the less practical it is. Still, I'd be able to go on cool holidays. But I have to say **no** because of the horrible: - --- >♠️ Death Pill ♠️ >Gives you the ability to have any person of your choice killed, with no risk of consequence. Can only be used once every 5 weeks. Morally dubious, psychologically damaging, and liable to prompt unforseen consequences. Here's some horrible scenarios: * There's terrorist leaders who deserve to die, and politicians I don't like, but what if someone worse gets into power? * I use my power to kill a criminal on the news who is holding one person hostage. The next day, I hear about a spree killer loose at a school... and I can't do anything. Every violent event could leave me doubting my choices. * I *don't* pick this option and for the rest of my life, every time I learn of some monstrous killer on the loose I know that I *could* have been able to stop them, if I had picked another option. I have to say **yes** to this, and God have mercy on my soul. (3/3) - --- >🌟 Painproof Pill 🌟 >You are tougher than Wolverine after drinking green tea or eating spinach. You can still get hurt but you have Olympian-like physique, the skills of the greatest martial artists in the world, you are twice as fast, and your wounds regenerate very quickly. **No**. Sounds cool, but there are better options up there. I'd *love* it if it was paired with the disease pill.

  • Enoch Roberts

    I rode from the Canadian border to Key West in September - November 2014, here's my blog. http://adventureswithmarc.tumblr.com/tagged/RidingTheRightCoast >. I commute to work/school via bicycle, 1 and a half hour back and forth, That’s the only bike experience I have. I do occasional hiking and camping trip. That’s about probably it. You're in great shape to complete this, don't worry about that. >. I am not wealthy, so for accommodation options, ideally, I would like to do 2 days of Airbnb per week and camp the rest of the days (What i did during my car camping trip). The problem is, i have no idea where to camp with the bike. Stealth / freedom camping from a car is much more difficult than from a bike. If you're willing to get a little outside of your comfort zone you won't have issues camping the entire way. It is difficult in the Keys and you probably won't have much luck if you try to camp in a city but otherwise it isn't too hard to find someplace to duck into the woods and set up a tent for the night. >. For foods, I would like to cook my own food if possible, mainly to save money. I recommend this. I like to have a little butane canister stove so I can heat water for oatmeal, couscous, pasta, ramen bombs, etc. >. My bike is nothing special, it’s a couple years old Dahon Jack D7, a foldable bike i have bought in used condition 3 years ago. I assume it has eyelets for mounting racks? Alternatively you could go the trailer route. Both systems have advantages and disadvantages. I would advise against using a backpack. >.what situations i might run into? How do i deal with it? It is going to suck sometimes, it's going to be hard and at times you're probably going to wish you didn't have to worry about where you would sleep or how far the next town was. You'll spend at least a couple thousand dollars, especially if you're staying in Airbnbs twice a week. It'll be worth it though, do it! >What kind of nutritious food should i eat every morning and night? What kind of cheap snacks do you recommend to eat during the day? I'm not a nutritionist but as far as cheap snacks go, I like peanuts, bananas, peanut butter, bagels, more peanut butter, and dark chocolate. I usually keep food in my handlebar bag so I can snack while I'm riding. >Should I use tent or hammock? Which is more convenient for cycler? Personally, I don't like sleeping in a hammock. A tent also provides space to change, baby-wipe-bathe, organize your bags outside of the rain, etc. Tents are also less dependent upon trees. Hammocks do have the advantage of being able to get you up and off of uneven, sloped terrain but I still recommend a tent. >What about bike security? I usually just lock my bike and two wheels, but how do i lock bike bags? I used a u-lock and cable to secure my wheels and frame to something. My valuables all live in my handlebar bag which goes everywhere with me. If they want to steal my clothes, sleeping bag, tent, etc. yeah it'll suck but not having to remove all of my bags and carry them with me is worth the risk to me. >What is the best route? Which is the priority, best (convenient) route or a scenery route? The ACA maps are great, I used them on another ride. For the east coast I just mapped out my journey each morning on my phone using Google maps. As long as the water is to your left then you're on the right track. >It would be lovely if you guys can fill in what i did not or forgot to mention. I just want to find out if i'm capable of handling this trip, both physically and financially. Physically you have nothing to worry about. Financially it sounds like you're interested in doing it on the cheap; the biggest cost, I think, will be the twice weekly Airbnb. Someone mentioned warmshowers.com, I would also add couchsurfing to your list to check out. Warmshowers is great and I would highly recommend it but couchsurfing has more users so you might find someone on there where there aren't any warmshowers hosts. Here are a few other thoughts in no particular order: Take at least one trial run of a few nights, this will give you a better idea of what gear works and what doesn't. It doesn't make sense to carry a bunch of stuff you don't need and won't use. There aren't any long stretches without people along the east coast so you will be able to buy pretty much anything you'll need while you're on the road. Brooks saddle - I bought one before the start of my first tour but my friend didn't, he had saddle sores for the first few weeks and finally caved and bought one. The sores went away shortly after getting one. They're expensive and a bit heavy and you have to protect them / worry about them more but if you are going to spend 7 hours a day sitting in a saddle, it had better be comfortable. Suspension seatpost - see above. 1" of travel made all the difference in the world. Trust me. Again, more weight and more money but worth it. Handlebar bag with clear window on top for map / directions - I don't know how you plan to navigate while riding but it is nice to be able to look down and see what road you need to look for next without having to stop or take your hands off the handlebars (if there are lots of tight turns you’re most likely in the city and you want to be ready to brake / swerve to avoid opening door, asshole pulling out in front of you, etc.). It isn't a big deal when you're in the middle of nowhere but in the city / in towns you aren't going to be able to remember all of the turns and you don't want to have to stop to bust out the map or phone every mile. Additionally, I lovingly called my handlebar bag a "feedbag" I kept all kinds of snacks in there and ate pretty much all day. I found it better to keep the food coming in at a slow pace than to eat a big meal then wait another few hours before eating again. Feedbag favorites- bagels from safeway, granola bars, clif/power bars, bananas!, chocolate (I would buy dark chocolate chips and eat them with the nanners), anything really - chips, jerky, whatever. I also had my camera in this bag, it allowed me to easily take mid ride shots or whip it out for a quick picture on the side of the road. This is also where I kept all of my valuables - wallet, phone, tablet (I used an iPad for blogging), camera, and anything else that someone would love to steal. It made it easy for me to just grab one thing, lock the bike up, and worry a little less about theft. Kickstand - sure, they look cheap and we’ve all said that we would never be caught dead with a kickstand on our bikes, plus they’re heavy and its just another thing to buy, but it was a worthy (small) investment. Whenever there was a building/ tree to lean my bike against, I would lean it, but often times there was nothing, or whatever it was was a hassle to get to - down an embankment, across the road, whatever. You don’t want to have to lay your bike down with food in the bags each time you need to leave your bike for a second. I used the kickstand every day and was very happy to have it. Cutting board like this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Color-Flexible-Cutting-Mat/20531370 Thin, light, cheap. I folded one so it would fit in my bag. We used it to cut veggies/ as a staging area for food while cooking, and as a plate to eat from. The fold made it easy to funnel ingredients into the pan and it was all around very useful. Bungie cords for securing wet clothes to your bike. I washed clothes in bathroom sinks or rivers and hung them to dry, when I packed up I would just stick the wet stuff under the bungies so they would dry as I rode. Periodically flip them over to dry the entire garment. I liked having a bell on my bike too, it helped me tell pedestrians that I was headed their way without shouting at them and frightening them. Not a big deal but I did use it frequently. When I stayed at peoples houses I grabbed their address from a magazine or piece of mail that was laying around. When I got home I sent thank you cards to each of them. It'll take a couple of minutes and 50 cents each but I think it is a really nice thing to do. I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have, PM me or reply here.

  • Roxane Olson

    **GR2 34L** This has been my primary carry on, EDC, and day trip bag since I got it just under 2 years ago (still have many more years to go). I live and work abroad, so this bag is quite literally with me all the time: whether I'm at work, heading back home to see family, or just heading to the beach. It's been with me through trips back home (the US), Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand and Cuba, not to mention its fair share of airports, train stations, etc. *For EDC* On a daily basis, it's usually packed with: * 15 inch laptop and charger * GR1 Field Pocket with hard drives, flash drives, cables, etc. * iPad (in a somewhat bulky, but beautiful, Saddleback case) * Small first aid kit crammed into a Tough Clutch * Marmot Storm Shield rain jacket * 40 oz. Klean Kanteen * Moleskine notebooks and other documents * Gloves, extra carabiners, paracord, etc. * Miscellaneous items (portable mouse, Anker battery pack, pens, wallet, keys, etc) For EDC, it **can** be a bit on the big side. With only the items stated above it doesn't look particularly bulky or odd, but there's clearly tons of space still available. However, given that I use this bag so often, I don't like the idea of taking everything in/out and changing bags. I also prefer to always have the extra space, as sometimes my work requires throwing in my camera, a smaller shoulder bag, etc. depending on the circumstances. *For Travel* For longer trips, it usually has everything stated above plus: * GR2 Field Pocket with a Canon SL1, lenses, charger, etc. * Tom Bihn shoulder bag in case I want to take just the essentials * 3-4 shirts * 2 pants * Soffe shorts * 3-4 boxers * 2-3 socks * Hoodie/small jacket * Tac hat * Dopp kit with extra first aid supplements * Tough Bag for dirty clothes or beach trips * A pair of Rainbows * Some additional chargers, extra cables, etc. which are soon to find a home in the Wire Dopp arriving today * And probably some other items I'm forgetting I love the 34L for traveling. It's the perfect size for me, as it's carry-on compliant, and also small enough that you can still remain agile moving around crowded streets or in crammed busses or trains, especially when you throw on the chest strap and waist belt. I think I made the better choice sticking with the 34L instead of the 40L, at least for my size (6'0 175 lbs.) and needs, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great travel or EDC bag. Needless to say, it's my favorite bag: not just out of necessity, but also preference and performance. I travel a lot and have been away from home for 5-6 years (although I do go home once a year or so), so having a solid travel and EDC bag is something that is really important to me. I'm also usually based in developing countries that lack some of the infrastructural niceties we have back home, so having a resilient, inconspicuous pack that's capable of taking a beating is a huge plus. I am, however, looking forward to trying out the Bullet that's arriving today (although I wish I would've grabbed v1 while it was available). It doesn't fit my current laptop, another issue soon to be remedied, but it's slated to become my weekend/beach bag for the foreseeable future, which solves the only "issue" with the GR2. And with a 13 inch laptop, it's possible it'll take over most of my EDC needs.

  • Leonora DuBuque

    >🔵 Future Pill 🔵 >You can see 10 years into the future or any time sooner, whenever you want. You can see any part of the world. I'm going to ignore this one, because time travel makes my head hurt. Incredibly powerful, but liable to break the world. **No** - --- >🔴 Xray Pill 🔴 >You gain the ability to see through anything as far as you can normally see. Works at any layer. Pretty cool, and would allow me to make a decent amount of money by 'gambling'. However there are better options for that. The novelty of looking through clothes and into secret dossiers would wear off. **No** - --- >🔸 Fly Pill 🔸 >You can fly. You start at a slow speed and require time to speed up to a maximum of 100mph (161kph). You are not immune to low oxygen or harsh temperatures. Again, pretty cool, with some potential for fun and profit. Liable to attract attention. Sucks that I can't use it to fly to space or lots of other cool places; if it had perks associated with atmospheric protection, I'd love to do the whole superman thing, swooping across the plains and Arctic. **No** - --- >🌿 Drug Pill 🌿 >You gain the ability to automatically be affected by any drug that exists as much as you want, no bad side effects. Sounds fun. However even without physical side effects it is incredibly psychologically dangerous. I would probably choose to sink into a glorious morphine coma, forever. **No** - --- >❤ Sex Appeal Pill ❤ >Anyone you want is instantly attracted to you, you are cured of and immune to STD's. Anyone who you "do" also becomes immune, and son on. Cure the world? Incredibly psychologically damaging, relationship-wise. I would have to keep the attraction power secret even from those closest to me, or be always under suspcion of manipulating people's emotions. But, I would pick it, only for the contagious STD resistance. When this is an option, I'd argue that it becomes a moral obligation to cure STDs. I go on a glorious sex tour of the world, sleeping with the most promiscuous people I can, hoping to spread a wave of my HIV cure across America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. Millions of lives and billions of dollars are saved by my charitable fucking. **Yes** (1/3 - --- >💠 Disease Immune Pill 💠 >Gives you the ability to become immune to all harmful diseases. Pretty cool. I will pick this for selfish reasons, curing my own existing conditions. It would also be a valuable source of protection when on the fuck-tour. **Yes** (2/3) - --- >💰 Money Pill 💰 >You don't become rich, nor have infinite money, but it's *like* you do. Every time you want to do or have something, your bank account/wallet has exactly as much money as you need. **No**. Sounds great, but I can probably make an adequate amount of money with... - --- >💮 Wish Pill 💮 >Gives you the ability to wish for one of two things: any existing object to be teleported in front of you, or for you to be teleported wherever you want. Can only be used once a week. You get a free return ticket if you teleported somewhere. Oh my, I want to say yes. * Teleporting items to me: I can make quite a lot of money with this, summoning some lost treasures or gold bars. I could even work for the authorities, summoning incredibly valuable intelligence, weaponry or similar. * Teleporting to places: There must be some safe way I can use this to help kick-start a space exploration adventure. If it is truly fool-proof and perfectly accurate, I try to convince NASA to land a self-assembling habitation module on Mars, which I then teleport to. I then hang around there and teleport items to me. Hm. Actually, the more I think about that, the less practical it is. Still, I'd be able to go on cool holidays. But I have to say **no** because of the horrible: - --- >♠️ Death Pill ♠️ >Gives you the ability to have any person of your choice killed, with no risk of consequence. Can only be used once every 5 weeks. Morally dubious, psychologically damaging, and liable to prompt unforseen consequences. Here's some horrible scenarios: * There's terrorist leaders who deserve to die, and politicians I don't like, but what if someone worse gets into power? * I use my power to kill a criminal on the news who is holding one person hostage. The next day, I hear about a spree killer loose at a school... and I can't do anything. Every violent event could leave me doubting my choices. * I *don't* pick this option and for the rest of my life, every time I learn of some monstrous killer on the loose I know that I *could* have been able to stop them, if I had picked another option. I have to say **yes** to this, and God have mercy on my soul. (3/3) - --- >🌟 Painproof Pill 🌟 >You are tougher than Wolverine after drinking green tea or eating spinach. You can still get hurt but you have Olympian-like physique, the skills of the greatest martial artists in the world, you are twice as fast, and your wounds regenerate very quickly. **No**. Sounds cool, but there are better options up there. I'd *love* it if it was paired with the disease pill.

  • Cathryn Wolff

    32 y/o INTP here. If you're looking for travel advice, my response is to absolutely do it. It's one of the scariest things in the world for a young introvert to do, but once you travel, revelations will come pouring into your auxiliary extraverted intuition function (Ne) and you will begin to crave new experiences and insights that make you feel things internally (Si) that you can share with others (Fe) - especially your girlfriend. If you're an INTP, the 5 weeks might go something like this: Week 1: This is all utterly exhausting. I'm ready to go home. Week 2: This isn't so bad, I guess. At least I have my significant other to help me out. Week 3: Wow, I feel decompressed and relaxed for once in my life. Week 4: I am the king of this new world. I'm having the best sex of my life. Week 5: This is all utterly exhausting. I'm ready to go home. ========== Issue #1: I'm relatively new to travel. IMO the best way for an introvert to develop socially is to indulge their second function, which is always extraverted. As an INTP, auxiliary extraverted intuition (Ne) is well-suited for travel. Just make sure that you have all of the "things" with you that make you feel like you could survive a week outside of your home. Here's my list: Toiletries bag Clothes (1-3 days in a vacuum bag) Passport Wallet and ID Phone Pens, pencils, and paper Laptop Headphones Ear plugs Sleep mask Water bottles Books Chargers Sunglasses Napkins, tissues, and baby wipes Lip balm Vitamins $20-50 Cash I pack all of these items in a Swissgear Synergy backpack that fits under an airplane seat. That backpack is like my lifeline. ========== Issue #2: We might break up by then (and I already booked travel). There are ways around this. For example, if you book a flight on Southwest, it is refundable OR you can use the funds toward the purchase of other flights. If you're driving, then you would simply cancel plans. ========== Issue #3: We might break up by then (and I don't want to get her hopes up). I feel for you, but you can't really get around this one. Things happen in relationships that we can't predict, and although it is devastating to disappoint others, we have to ultimately do what's best for ourselves, or else we won't be of much use to others. Break up (eventually). Then see "Issue #2" above. ========== Issue #4: I don't want to extend a failing relationship because I made travel plans. Break up (now).

  • Eunice Miller

    I always pack extra underwear, sometimes comically extra amounts of underwear. Like, "Okay, five days gone, so that's five underwear, plus an extra, plus two more in case I get unexpectedly wet, plus another in case I get some sort of explosive stomach bug..." Admittedly I have never regretted packing too much underwear. You get sweaty, you want to change before going out to dinner, it always works. Often I'll pack my toothpaste and forget my toothbrush. Another good add is earplugs, plus melatonin or like Advil PM if you can't sleep, which is particularly annoying in hotel rooms. One thing I never regret packing is something versatile and warm - a sweater or sweatshirt I could wear out or sleep in if I'm really cold. Even if a place is warm during the day, it might be cool if you're out at night. Another thing is extra socks if I'm somewhere doing a lot of walking, like NYC. Your feet get disgusting. I always want to come back to my hotel room and wash my feet and put on new socks every night. I travel a lot for work, and I always stay sane just trying to remember everything I couldn't easily replace. Keys, wallet, phone, license. Works for clothes too. If you forget underwear, that's an easier fix than if you forget an outfit to wear for a nice dinner you know you'll have. Forgot your hat or gloves? No problem, but god help you if you only pack sneakers and you need something dressier, etc. Also, in regards to cabin bags, you get 1 carry on and 1 personal item. I always pack a small purse for walking around inside a larger backpack (my personal item) that also contains things like a laptop (if I need it) or any books I might be reading, a bottle of water from the $$$ kiosk in the airport, snacks, and anything I might need/want on the flight, like a scarf, hat, headphones, a phone charger, my wallet (at the top for stupid movie purchases, especially on a long flight). This is also a really great place to store a backup pair of shoes if you're tight on space. But maximize it all! Just tuck your purse into the backpack before your board and shove it under the seat. The most useless thing to pack in certain circumstances is a hair straightener. If you're on the coast and your hair has even a moderate amount of wave in it, that humidity in the morning is going to undo all your straightening work in like five minutes. You will suddenly understand why "beachy hair" is a style. Nobody's hair is straight on the beach.

  • Keshawn Mueller

    Reading this sub helped me a lot while putting together my one-bag packing list for a 4 month round-the-world trip I recently departed on, so I wanted to contribute back with what I ended up packing! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.   **General Trip Details** Temperatures: Low 30s - Low 90s Areas of Travel: Primarily Southeast Asia and Europe   **Bag** 40L Osprey Farpoint REI Flash 18L (day trips)   **Tops** 2 Prince & Wool button downs 3 Wooly t-shirts 1 Uniqlo Ultra Down puffy jacket 1 Outdoor Research Helium II rain jacket 1 The North Face fleece (to be shipped back once out of winter weather) 1 Nike puffy jacket (to be shipped back once out of winter weather)   **Bottoms** 5 Ex-Officio underwear 1 Under Armour compression shorts 1 Mountain Hardware climbing pants 1 Outlier Futureworks pants   **Shoes** 1 Nike Terra Kiger trail running shoes 6 Darn Tough wool socks 1 Quicksilver shorts/swim trunks 1 swim/workout shorts 1 rubber sandals   **Electronics** Google Fi phone iPhone (I need 2 phones for work) MacBook Air laptop Bose noise cancelling earbuds Electronics/cables organizational cube Kindle Kikkerland travel adapter (will end up leaving one adapter behind) Ceptics global travel adapter w/ 2 USB ports (will end up leaving one adapter behind) Battery pack GoPro + stick USB drive   **Misc** Hat Toiletries bag Sunglasses Sleeping mask 3 1-gallon Ziplock bags Passport Wallet Earplugs Bars / Clif Bars Clothes line DEET Pen Dry bag (for valuables) Travel insurance proof Passport photos

  • Tracey Lebsack

    Sounds like you've got a pretty good position to start on with what I brought up. The best way to start the digital nomad lifestyle would be asking to work remotely as long as you can get online, but another good option for travelling in general is when you can return later on if you wish. You might want to check out /r/solotravel and /r/Iwantout. /r/backpacking is another sub, but it's split between travel backpacking as in cheap travel with a backpack living out of hostels or wilderness backpacking. There's also wikivoyage.org for destination info. To be honest, I couldn't stand living off the grid. I've traveled for quite a while out of a backpack, hitting up hostels and doing a ton of stuff in Japan rather cheaply. But what I loved the most was being able to meet people, get to know them, and do stuff with them. Living out of a van or wilderness living sounds like a good way to die out of loneliness and boredom. Perhaps it would be good for a week to get away, but without some kind of set plan or people to do it with, that would get really boring. Well, there is long hikes like the appalachian trail and pacific crest trails, but they're very hard on the body and the wallet. There is also stuff like touring on foot or bicycle. You move city to city, camping for the night off the trail, and then hit up hostels for rest stops. I believe Europe is pretty popular for this, and some countries like Japan are as well. What I'd recommend, honestly, if you feel a bit cooped up, is just backpack around the world. Read up on How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Nomadic Matt who's got a blog, or Vagabonding Rolf Potts, or hit up ExpertVagabond. I've known quite a few people, and there's a ton of blogs on this, that have traveled the world for a year without working for under $10K. If you can work or volunteer someone that offers room and board, then you can extend your trip. All you do is pack a few pairs of clothes and good walking shoes, a towel and some toiletries, and go somewhere. Book bunks at popular hostels, settle down, and then get chatting with people to go out partying or sightseeing. Perhaps make friends, travel with them. You can change your plans and buy what you need for new plans.

  • Kasey Welch

    **comment content**: I would strongly caution against a backpack as well, including at Disneyland Paris. A large tote or cross body that zips closed would be better. I have a leather briefcase shaped bag that can be worn as a backpack or cross body, so maybe you would like a combo bag to take on your back for the airport but wear it as a cross body in front of you in crowd or tourist places including Disneyland. Or take the above recommendation and use a backpack only for clothing, water, snacks. My mom had a ripstop nylon travel backpack from REI when we went abroad that folded up to like a 6 inch square and was perfect for carrying in her pocket until she wanted to put her jacket and water bottle in it. But phone, money, passport, wallet, stayed in zipped pockets, front pockets, and completely under the clothes in silk travel wallets. **subreddit**: femalefashionadvice **submission title**: Simple Questions - February 17, 2017 **redditor**: eveningtrain **comment permalink**: https://www.reddit.com/r/femalefashionadvice/comments/5ulrsn/simple_questions_february_17_2017/ddvw3o3

  • Brennan Hahn

    You're right. I'm a woman who just got home from a few days of business travel. Due to the last trip being a nightmare of last minute checked bags and no room to move my legs, I decided I would pack especially light for the next trip and it worked out very well, and just took a little bit more thought being put into the entire process. I wore a single pair of comfortable, yet stylish shoes for the entire trip (didn't need to pack extra). I wore jeans and layers for the travel days, and I'm not out digging in the dirt, so that was only one pair of jeans that I needed for the trip out and the trip home. I did take different shirts for each travel day, but they were very light weight. I took everything out of my purse, and only put my license, debit card, a credit card, and cash into a travel wallet (which weighs a tiny fraction of my regular wallet). So, I was able to switch to a very small, lightweight purse, which I was able to pack until getting there. With my clothes, I was able to fit my work laptop, and the other electronics I had with me, in addition to a baggie filled with my make-up (I use the hotel toiletries and blow dryer). I rolled up to the airport with my single duffel bag, which easily fit under the seat, and had the most pleasant travel experience I've had in a long while.

  • Lillian Weber

    I would strongly caution against a backpack as well, including at Disneyland Paris. A large tote or cross body that zips closed would be better. I have a leather briefcase shaped bag that can be worn as a backpack or cross body, so maybe you would like a combo bag to take on your back for the airport but wear it as a cross body in front of you in crowd or tourist places including Disneyland. Or take the above recommendation and use a backpack only for clothing, water, snacks. My mom had a ripstop nylon travel backpack from REI when we went abroad that folded up to like a 6 inch square and was perfect for carrying in her pocket until she wanted to put her jacket and water bottle in it. But phone, money, passport, wallet, stayed in zipped pockets, front pockets, and completely under the clothes in silk travel wallets.

  • Tyree Rowe

    A few (somewhat boring) precautions: Get a little [travel picture book](https://www.amazon.ca/Wordless-Travel-Book-Pictures-Communicate/dp/0898158095/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1485778974&sr=8-3&keywords=travel+picture+book) (literally a book with pictures of different objects in it). If you can't communicate with the locals, you can point at the picture to get what you want. Use a hidden wallet under your clothes for your important documents and credit cards. (Plus most of your money). Only wear pants with zipper/button pockets. Much more secure. Have fun!!!

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