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  • Grover Gusikowski

    https://www.amazon.com/Rockabye-Baby-Lullaby-Renditions-Tool/dp/B000GY72LA

  • Bettie Prohaska

    Well, my body is a LOT wider than most people here. But it looks like we have a similar height (I'm 5'8.5'' but rounded down in my flair, lol). I dress for the visual illusion of length, and stick to rules about what works for my frame/build (size 10, long legs, wide shoulders, wide hips, "athletic hourglass") >3-4 inch heel daily, IDGAF if being 6' is intimdating. I usually wear a chunky heel for comfort. Currently, my favorite brands for a heel that's comfortable enough to wear for a walk through an airport and flight are Clarks, Lotta of Sweden, and Material Girl (via Macy's). >Snugger pants. I have good legs, and it gives me more length to wear black skinnies, especially with my heels. I recommend Freddy Wr.Up even though they're pricey because my current Freddies have fit me over a range of 30-40 lbs. For cheapies, can't beat Jordache high waist skinnies ($17 at Walmart). >High-waisted seamless, snugger-fitting undies. I don't personally wear the tummy control ones, the ones I buy are like...a level below that. The goal is to have NO visible underwear lines. Depending on what I'm trying to do, I also dig the butt lift undies I buy off Amazon. >Dark-colored V-necks. I buy a LOT of basic long or short-sleeved V-neck tees because they layer beautifully. I usually size up a litttttle to offset the tightness of my pants. My go-to colors are black, army green, and royal blue. Sometimes charcoal and red. I like having 3-5 colors in my wardrobe! I typically get my tees in the junior's section at Ross. If you live close to a Gap or Ann Taylor loft outlet, that also works. Cut-neck vintage band (metal band) tees. I buy small band tees off eBay and cut the neck into either a deep v or wide boatneck shape to look more feminine. >Jacket of some kind. Since my weight is trending down relatively quickly, I've been buying junior's jackets at Ross to save money. Right now my favorite pieces for layering are a royal blue, open blazer (super slimming) and a pleather moto vest from Hot Topic. I don't have a moto that fits right now, sadly but those are one wardrobe item I ALWAYS wear. >Hm, what else? I stick to a pretty narrow set of rules in terms of what always works for my body/coloring/style...which makes looking pulled together really easy. I do my makeup the same every day (black eyeliner, black mascara, BB cream, and longwear lipstick, spritz of cacharel cacharel-- that's IT). When I lived in a hotter climate, my summer uniform was almost the same, but with black shorts and wedge sandals. >Everything in my closet matches so I can get dressed really quickly. I find that my stress levels are a LOT lower when I clean my wardrobe out constantly. Even if you just put things up in a box, only having things that fit and flatter means you're not trying to dig through stuff you don't want to wear every day...

  • Lily Bernhard

    The two aren't mutually exclusive, though. You could say the same thing for literally thousands of other technologies. "Car companies don't care if it's easier to drive than to walk 400 miles, they just want your money" etc

  • Cleo Gutkowski

    [Lullaby](https://www.amazon.com/Lullaby-Chuck-Palahniuk/dp/0385722192)

  • Joe Dicki

    **The Residents** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/0bb88be5abea4cc9b2d0cc73803f2994.png) > The Residents are an experimental music and visual arts group largely shrouded in mystery and myth. The Residents began recording in 1969, although many of these recordings from their early years have still gone unreleased to this day. The earliest material from The Residents, traded among bootlegs, was recorded in 1971. The Residents' first official release, Santa Dog, was released in 1972. > Allmusic had this to say about the Residents: "Over the course of a recording career spanning several decades, the Residents remained a riddle of Sphinx-like proportions; cloaking their lives and music in a haze of willful obscurity, the band's members never identified themselves by name, always appearing in public in disguise -- usually tuxedos, top hats and giant eyeball masks -- and refusing to grant media interviews. Drawing inspiration from the likes of fellow innovators including Harry Partch, Sun Ra, and Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, the Residents channelled the breadth of American music into their idiosyncratic, satiric vision, their mercurial blend of electronics, distortion, avant-jazz, classical symphonies and gratingly nasal vocals reinterpreting everyone from John Philip Sousa to James Brown while simultaneously expanding the boundaries of theatrical performance and multimedia interaction. > It was commonly accepted that the four-member group emigrated to San Francisco, California from Shreveport, Louisiana at some point in the early '70s. According to longtime group spokesman Jay Clem -- one member of the so-called Cryptic Corporation, the band's representative body -- they received their name when Warner Bros. mailed back their anonymous demo tape, addressed simply "for the attention of residents". Finding no takers for their oddball sounds, the Residents founded their own label, Ralph Records, for the purposes of issuing their 1972 debut "Santa Dog", released in a pressing of 300 copies which were mailed out to luminaries from Frank Zappa to President Richard Nixon. Their debut full-length, 1974's "Meet the Residents", reportedly sold fewer than 50 copies before the group was threatened with a lawsuit from Capitol Records over its cover, a twisted, dada-esque parody of the art to "Meet the Beatles". > The follow-up, 1974's neoclassical excursion "Not Available", was recorded with the intention of its music remaining unissued; locked in cold storage upon its completion, only a 1978 contractual obligation resulted in its eventual release. 1976's "The Third Reich 'N Roll" was the next official offering, a collection of pop oldies covers presented in a controversial jacket portraying Adolf Hitler clutching an enormous carrot. After a 1976 concert in Berkeley, California which cloaked the Residents behind an opaque screen, wrapped up like mummies -- the most famous of only three live performances mounted during their first decade of existence -- they issued an abrasive 1977 cover of The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction", which became an underground hit on both sides of the Atlantic at the peak of the punk movement. As the decade drew to a close, the group released a flurry of recordings, further building upon their growing cult following; among them were 1977's "Duck Stab/Buster and Glen", 1979's "Eskimo" (purportedly a collection of native Arctic chants) and 1980's "Commercial Album", a compilation of 40 one-minute "pop songs" that aired on San Francisco radio only because the Residents played them during the advertising time they bought. > In 1981 the Residents embarked upon their "Mole Trilogy", a prog rock collection of albums -- 1981's "Mark of the Mole", 1982's "The Tunes of Two Cities" and 1985's "The Big Bubble" -- recounting an epic battle between a pair of tribes named the Moles and the Chubs; a lavish, multimedia tour, "The Mole Show", followed. In the interim, the group also mounted another ambitious project, the "American Composer" series, although only two of the projected titles -- 1984's "George & James" (a reinterpretation of songs by George Gershwin and James Brown) and 1986's "Stars & Hank Forever" (celebrating John Philip Sousa and Hank Williams) -- ever appeared. Instead, in the wake of financial and corporate difficulties which resulted in the creation of a New Ralph label, the Residents issued the one-off "God in Three Persons" (a talking blues outing), and 1989's "The King and Eye" (a reinterpretation of Elvis Presley standards). > After losing control of the Ralph label as well as their back catalog, the Residents regained the rights to their music in 1990 and began reissuing long-out-of-print material as well as the new "Freak Show", a meditation on circus sideshows and carnival dementia. Four years later, Freak Show was reissued as a CD-ROM, marking the group's first leap into the new digital interactive technology; "Have a Bad Day" followed in 1996, and included the soundtrack to the CD-ROM game "Bad Day on the Midway." In 1997, the band celebrated their silver anniversary with the release of the career-spanning overview "Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses". "Wormwood: Curious Stories From the Bible" followed the next year, with "Roadworms" (songs from Wormwood as performed in the stage show) being issued in mid-2000. They followed that up with the awesome "Icky Flix" DVD, an incredibly detailed collection of their videos that featured both old and new soundtracks, 5.1 Digital Stereo Surround sound, countless hidden videos and in-depth histories of each individual track. That was followed by another one of their rare tours, which saw them incorporate the DVD into their live act and bring out guest singer Molly Harvey for some truly creative duets. The "Petting Zoo" retrospective followed in the spring of 2002, acting as a budget sampler for new fans and giving old fans something to tide them over while several high concept projects neared completion. The first was "Demons Dance Alone", a complicated pop album that hearkened back to the catchier material from "Duck Stab" and the "Commercial Album". That was followed in 2002 by a live retrospective called "Kettles Of Fish On The Outskirts Of Town" that contained 3 cd's and a DVD, and a further look at their past via remasters and remixes put out by EuroRalph (including a remix of their previously unreleased and notorious "Warner Brothers Demo"). A DVD of the Demons Dance Alone tour came out in 2004 and another new project, "Animal Lover" was released in 2005." > Summer of 2006 brought the internet download project, The River of Crime: Episodes 1-5. River of Crime was their first project with Warner Music Group's Cordless label. Following the success of "River of Crime", The Residents launched their weekly Timmy video project on YouTube. In 2007 they did the music for the documentary "Strange Culture" and also released a double instrumental album, "Night of the Hunters". On the Fourth of July, 2007, the planned October release of their latest project with Mute Records, The Voice of Midnight (a music theater adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story Der Sandmann), was announced on their website. > On the 21st of May 2008 they announced on their website that their first North America tour since "Demons Dance Alone" for a project entitled "The Bunny Boy" is set to begin on October 9th in New York — later an earlier date was added for Santa Cruz. Soon, it was announced that the tour will also include Europe, starting November 13th. On June 3rd, the Residents.com website boasted the planned release of "The Bunny Boy" which was released on September 1st. The website had posted information in which Foxboro claimed this would be a Farewell Tour; it was later revealed that this was nothing more than a mistake by Foxboro. > Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/The+Residents): 170,723 listeners, 6,085,572 plays tags: *experimental, Avant-Garde, electronic, post-punk, avantgarde* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Marjorie Jacobs

    My list of stuff I've listened to is 203 hours and 45 minutes: * Aaron Karo - Charm/Offensive * Adam Cayton-Holland - I Don't Know If I Happy * Adam Quesnell - Can We Afford This Much Despair? * Adam Ray - Poptart Suicide * Adam Wade - The Human Comedy * Ahmed Bharoocha - Almond Badoody * Alex Koll - Wizard Hello * Alex Nussbaum - A Number of Bits * Alex Stone - Hello. * Alex Wood - When You Gonna Be a Dentist? * Ali Siddiq - Damaged Goods * Amy Miller - Solid Gold - Digital Sampler * Andi Smith - Bronze Digger * Andi Smith - Home Perm * Andrés du Bouchet - 20-Sided Guy * Andrew Mayer - Nonsense * Andrew Norelli - Bones * Andrew Santino - Say No More * Andy Andrist - Dumb It Down For The Masses * Andy Haynes - Greatest Hits * Andy Peters - Exclamation Mark Question Point * Andy Ritchie - King Ding-A-Ling * Anthony Jeselnik - Caligula * Anthony Jeselnik - Shakespeare * Barry Rothbart - Streets of Fire * Ben Bailey - Ben Bailey Live and Uncensored * Beth Stelling - Simply The Beth * Billy Milano - Hostile Corporate Takeover * Billy Wayne Davis - Live at Third Man Records * Blake Wexler - The Blake Album * Brad Stine - Put a Helmet On * Bret Ernst - American Comic * Brett Hamil - Grower * Brian Gaar - Jokes I Wrote At Work * Brian Posehn - The Fartist * Brian Stollery - For Brian Out Loud * Brian Stollery - Nice Enough * Brock Wilbur - Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later * Brock Wilbur - Crime Travel * Brock Wilbur - Nightmare Fuel * Brooks Wheelan - This Is Cool, Right? * Bryan Callen - Never Grow Up * Chad Zumock - Adventures in Argyle * Chad Zumock - Reckless Operation * Chris Franjola - The Shallow End * Chris Garcia - Laughing and Crying at the Same Time * Chris Laker - Moments of Greatness * Chris Locke - The World Is Embarrassing * Chris Maddock - Point of Entry * Christopher Titus - Angry Pursuit Of Happiness * Corey Adam - No Joke * Cy Amundson - Lovesick in Toledo * Dan Cummins - Chinese Affection * Dan Cummins - Don't Wake the Bear * Dan Levy - Running Out Of Minutes * Dan Soder - Not Special * Dan Telfer - Ocean of Panic * Danny Bevins - A Different Kind of Bad * Danny Bevins - Inappropriate * Danny Lobell - Some Kind of Comedian * Dave Hill - Let Me Turn You On * Dave Waite - Dead Waite * Dave Waite - Hotdoggin' * Dave Waite - I'm Cool With Being Third * Dave Waite - Kaboom * Dave Williamson - Thicker than Water * David Heti - It Was Ok, An Album of Comedy by David Heti * David Huntsberger - One-Headed Beast * David Spade - My Fake Problems * Davon Magwood - I'd Rather Be Napping * Deon Cole - Cole Blooded Seminar * Deon Cole - You Should Have Put Me First * Derek Sheen - Tiny Idiot * Dino Archie - Choosy Lover * Doogie Horner - A Delicate Man * Doug Mellard - Fart Safari * Dwight Simmons - Pacifist Aggressive * Dwight York - Quickies * Eddie Gossling - Fresh Brewed Eddie * Emily Heller - Good For Her * Emily Maya Mills - By a Thread * Eric Dasilva - Adorably Offensive * Gabe Liedman - Hiyeeee!! * Gabriel Rutledge - Sometimes Laughter Hurts * Gary Gulman - In This Economy? * Geoff Tate - Again * Giulia Rozzi - True Love * Glenn Wool - No Land's Man * Greg Barris - Shame Wave * Greg Proops - In the Ball Park * Guy Branum - Effable * Hampton Yount - Bearable * Hannibal Buress - Live From Chicago * Ian Karmel - 9.2 on Pitchfork * Isaac Witty - Zero Balance * Ivan Decker - i wanted to be a dinosaur * Jake Flores - Humours * Jared Logan - My Brave Battle * Jarrod Harris - Present & Talkative * Jay Larson - Human Math * Jay Mohr - Happy. And A Lot. * Jerry Rocha - Take That, Real Dad * Jesse Joyce - Joyce To The World * Jesse Joyce - Pro Joyce * Jesse Popp - You Stink * Jim Breuer - And Laughter for All * Jim Tews - Total Comedian * Jimmy Dore - Sentenced To Live * Jj Whitehead - Fool Disclosure * J-L Cauvin - Keep My Enemies Closer * Joe Bartnick - Salute! * Joe DeVito - First Date with Joe DeVito * Joe List - Are You Mad At Me? * Joe Rogan - Shiny Happy Jihad * Joe Rogan - Talking Monkeys In Space * Joe Staats - Hostile Corporate Takeover * Johnny Taylor - Tangled up in Plaid * Jono Zalay - Snake Oil! * Josh Harris - I'm Here You're Welcome * Josh Harris;Alexandrea Lushington - I'm Here You're Welcome * Josh Harris;Heather Graham - I'm Here You're Welcome * Josh Harris;Wilbart Mc Coy Iii (Vedo) - I'm Here You're Welcome * Josh Sneed - Unsung Hero * JT Habersaat - Hostile Corporate Takeover * Keith Robinson - Back Of The Bus Funny * Kevin Camia - Color * Kevin Nealon - Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me out! * Kurt Braunohler - How Do I Land? * Kyle Hickey - Experimental Phase * Kyle Kinane - Loose In Chicago * Kyle Kinane - Sold Out, Suck It! - EP * Lee Camp - Pepper Spray the Tears Away * Liam McEneaney - Comedian * Liam McEneaney - Working Class Fancy * Mack Lindsay - Hostile Corporate Takeover * Maria Bamford - 20% * Maria Bamford - The Burning Bridges Tour * Mark Ellis - Get To The Castle * Maronzio Vance - Laughmatic * Matt Besser - Besser Breaks The Record * Matt Braunger - Big Dumb Animal * Matt Braunger - Shovel Fighter * Matt Braunger - Soak Up The Night * Matt Dwyer - Inside Looking Out * Matt Dwyer;Mike O'Connell - Inside Looking Out * Matt Fugate - Believement * Matt Holt - Acting My Age * Matt McClowry - Uncomfortable * Matt Walker - H8R * Matthew Broussard - Pedantic * Max Silvestri - King Piglet * Michael Ian Black - Noted Expert * Michael Malone - Thirty One * Michael Palascak - Job Opening * Mike Cody - I Don't Wanna Take a Nap * Mike Cronin - Hot for Too Long * Mike DeStefano - Puppies & Heroin * Mike Gaffney - My Kids Need You to Buy This * Mike O'keefe - Wherever They'll Have Me * Mike Polk Jr - Baseless Arrogance * Mike Recine - Union Delegate * Mike Stanley - Tough Luck Chump * Mike Wiebe - Hostile Corporate Takeover * Mikey Manker - Voyageur * Nate Bargatze - Full Time Magic * Nate Fridson - Best Guy So Far * Neal Brennan - Women and Black Dudes * Nick Cobb - Too Broke For Therapy * Nick Flanagan - Wiped Privilege * Nick Griffin - Bring Out The Monkey * Nick Peine - One Night Lonely * Nick Swardson - Taste It * Nick Youssef - Stop Not Owning This * Noah Gardenswartz - Blunt * Nore Davis - Away Game * Owen Benjamin - High Five Til It Hurts! * Paco Romane - Shaped Like a Thumb * Paige Weldon - Uncomfortable at Best * Patrick Susmilch - Validate Me * Patton Oswalt - Finest Hour * Patton Oswalt - Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time * Patton Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops * Paul Danke - Dank * Paul Hooper - Tense & Uncomfortable * Paul Virzi - Night at the Stand * Pete Lee - Gas Money * Ralph Harris - Hickey Head * Ramin Nazer - You Were Good Too * Randy Liedtke - I'm On A Roll * Rich Vos - Five * Rick Shapiro - Catalyst for Change * Rob Schneider - Soy Sauce And The Holocaust * Robert Buscemi - One Pretty Peacock * Ron Funches - The Funches Of Us * Rudy Rush - Late To The Party * Ryan Singer - Immortal for Now * Sam Morril - Class Act * Scott Long - Good Dad... Not a Great Dad * Sean Donnelly - Manual Labor Face * Sean O'Connor - James Dean Type * Sean White - Dead & Gone * Seaton Smith - Bologna Meat * Shane Mauss - My Big Break * Simon King - Furious * Steve Rannazzisi - Breaking Dad * Stewart Huff - I Don't Think I Believe Us * Stewart Huff - Stewart Huff, Probably * The Sklar Brothers - Hendersons and Daughters * The Sklar Brothers - Poppin' The Hood * The Sklar Brothers - Sklar Maps * The Sklar Brothers - What Are We Talking About? * Tom McCaffrey - Adventures In Comedy * Tom Segura - Thrilled * Tom Simmons - Keep Up * Tommy Johnagin - Stand Up Comedy 2 * Tony Sam - Scaredy Cat * Ty Barnett - Issues * Vince Carone - No Complaints * W. Kamau Bell - Face Full Of Flour * Wayne Federman - The Chronicles of Federman * Wyatt Cenac - Furry Dumb Fighter

  • Sunny Maggio

    **Arto Lindsay** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/320e978165e44ddb9766d41392114b96.png) > Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953, Richmond, Virginia) is an American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer. He's probably best known as a founding member of the influential no wave band DNA, though his work after DNA has been quite prolific. > He has a distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, self-taught guitar style comprised almost entirely of extended techniques, described by Brian Olewnick "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey"; his guitar work is contrasted frequently with gentler, sensuous Brazilian music themes. > According to his website: Arto Lindsay has made a lifelong habit of crossing both geographical and musical borders. Born in the United States and raised in Brazil during the heyday of that country's pointedly eclectic Tropicalia movement of the 1960s, the multi-faceted songwriter/producer/vocalist/guitarist has forged an international reputation as an artist whose work is as seductive as it is challenging. From his late ‘70s recordings of abrasive “no wave” through his acclaimed series of solo albums beginning in the late ‘90s, Lindsay has bonded rhythms and melodies from diverse cultures and genres in provocative new ways, crafting inimitable soundscapes whose impact can range from fragile pop pleasure to sheer sonic assault. > It was the 1978 four-band sampler No New York (produced by Brian Eno) which brought an early taste of international (albeit underground) notoriety to Lindsay's first band, DNA. Critic Lester Bangs admiringly described the trio's screamed vocals and deliberately primitive, speaker-shredding guitar as “horrible noise.” Lindsay and his bandmates frequently inserted Portuguese phrases in their lyrics and even tried to appropriate Brazilian drumming techniques, “but nobody could really tell,” he now recalls. While the group only lasted a brief time, its influence can still be heard in the work of countless noise rock experimentalists ever since. > Lindsay remained a key figure in the downtown Manhattan scene throughout the 1980s, playing with early versions of the Lounge Lizards and the Golden Palominos, producing tracks for Laurie Anderson and David Byrne, collaborating with John Zorn, contributing lyric translations to compilations of Brazilian music on Byrne's label Luaka Bop, even popping up in the films Desperately Seeking Susan and Candy Mountain. With keyboardist Peter Scherer he founded the Ambitious Lovers, recording three albums (Envy, Greed, and Lust) which incorporated elements of Brazilian, experimental, funk, rhythm and blues, and soul styles. > The 1990s launched an ongoing series of solo releases — Subtle Body, Mundo Civilizado, Noon Chill and Prize. Lindsay's new album, Invoke, continues to explore samba, bossa nova and more recent Brazilian song structures on his own terms. Each of these albums has been followed by a disc of remixes by a diverse group of electronic music artists from around the world, making explicit the connections between Lindsay's aesthetic and such genres as drum and bass, illbient and underground hip-hop. > Lindsay's critical reputation brought him back to Brazil to work as a producer on recordings by Caetano Veloso, Vinicius Cantuaria, Gal Costa, and Carlinhos Brown, among others. A 1999 New York Times article on the legacy of the Tropicalia movement hailed Lindsay's contributions to “the finest Brazilian pop albums of the past dozen years,” and he earned a Latin Grammy for “Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album” for his production work on the platinum-selling Marisa Monte album, Memórias, Crônicas e Declarações de Amor. Lindsay's longstanding association with Monte subsequently led to his producing the music for her recent live DVD. > On yet another front, Lindsay has long been active in the field of sound art as both a curator and as an installation artist in his own right. Frequently working with sound designer/artist Ben Rubin, Arto has curated music and audio art for Brazil's Carlton Arts Festival, London's Barbican Centre and the nightclub Tonic in downtown New York. In the process, he has become one of the first musicians to use Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound in a live concert format. Lindsay's past collaborators include German theater director Heiner Muller, Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一), American multidisciplinary artist Vito Acconci and British producer/conceptualist Brian Eno, and he has recently been commissioned by choreographer Richard Move, a mainstay of New York's legendary Jackie 60 nightclub, to compose music for a full-evening dance/theater piece for Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Company. Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Arto+Lindsay): 52,615 listeners, 693,097 plays tags: *experimental, jazz, brazilian, electronica, Bossa Nova* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Vivian Ryan

    Well I'm just saying, just because most modern trance fans view trance a certain way doesn't mean you have to follow them and be as ignorant because you have no choice if you put it that way. There's a whole another world of music out there for anyone who's searching for the truth. It's not only about techno though, there's this whole 90's revival going around. It seems like everyone that's doing interesting things right now is just shamelessly mining the 90s and 2000s and twisting it with new production methods or mashing it with other sounds. Nina Kraviz just submitted the weirdest and most out there major commercial mix in a long time (Fabric 91) and half of it is old weird 90s stuff and half of it is new stuff from her label and you really can't tell what is what... Same with a lot of the new stuff out of that digger-house scene, sounds like a bunch of lost archive DATs of late 90s / early 2000s obscure electro and tech house. Then there's the jungle revival guys doing the golden era sound, the whole Vancouver / tape sound mining old chillout and IDM and all my favorite techno producers right now have a super 90s sound. Even the supposedly so futuristic queerhypergothicclub-sound is ripping off 90s RnB and 2000s hyper-produced pop in spades. People have of course talked about "revival" sounds for years but for a long time these supposed "revival" tracks didn't actually sound anything like the original stuff. It's only with the current analog / hardware boom and the advent of hyper accurate circuit-modelling type VST technology that people who don't have all the original equipment figured out how to actually make new things sound oldschool. And this isn't just analog tech, vintage sampler, digital synth and old rack FX prices that nobody wanted for 10-15 years have skyrocketed in the past couple of years since people figured out that they actually have a really nice und unique sound. There are now numerous VST emulations of shitty 12 / 16 bit samplers for christs sake. Here's a couple of examples for the jungle revival, this track for example just recalls the golden era of Good Looking Records (LTJ Bukem's label), the more mellow tracks by the label's artists like Photek / Artemis / Source Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VubwMHSE8VE This is a completely new release. I posted a forthcoming Electro track by the italian guy called Dona, and this one is on the sub label of Creme Organization by his alias DJ Plant Texture. Full on junglist rave madness, the track Cyclone (Tribute to 90's) is even using Street Fighter samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03lVVtEK2fo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4yqgBB-TE4 Then you have labels like BFDM putting out this 90's recalling rave material. Combining industrial breaks and transmission bleeps and the arrival of heavenly string-pad ensemble halfway through. "Oldskool jacking breakbat voodoo shit like it was 1991!" as the dealers advertise this release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk7ylGqz2UY Another one by the same artist "A cross style EP from hard rave to one thousand BPM": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-SDB_kg-ag As for Techno, this release was by Ascion in 2015 and is a take on the immense, industrialised, early 1990s UK outsider Techno and Electro. Loud and raw just like music was back then. Starts off with the Electro'ish journey of "Landescape", "Acido Rosso" is a banging track in the manner of late 80’s acid-house that creates a strong anticipation for a classic techno cut, "Xlight’" The EP is closing with the dramatic sci-fi attitude of "Carnival": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfx-wtiU-D4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yrnNOK10P4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd_RlM7IFvw I mean there's plenty of stuff like this in the Deep House and Disco brackets as well. You probably haven't heard but there's this girl called The Black Madonna who basically only plays crowd pleasing Disco records both new and old, not to mention DJ's like Motorcity Drum Ensemble is constantly spinning 80's Disco records and is only known for doing it alone. There's a lot of productions sampling things as well, I mean I can give you an example of this also. I usually need to be in the mood for this but Andrés from Detroit released late last year a sample heavy EP, this particular track called "Mighty Tribe" samples Eddie Kendrick's track called "My People... Hold On" a funk / soul number that was released in 1972: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlHzgTbaew There's a whole array of artists in different genres mining the 80's and 90's currently. I linked some examples of Techno and Electro in my previous comment as well, but this doesn't only go for productions as I said above DJ's are currently spinning lots of this 90's stuff along with new productions. Nina Kraviz is probably well known for it, she even played Back to Earth at Time Warp this year and I bet over half of the people didn't even know they were dancing to a trance record.

  • Manuela Mayert

    [Sorry I don't have time to include links but most of this stuff is easily Googlable]. The best modern piano sounds will come from software sample libraries, if you have a decent computer and audio interface. Check out libraries from Native Instruments and EastWest/Quantum Leap (soundsonline.com). There are a lot of smaller companies creating sample libraries for lower costs which are quite respectable. I'm not really up to date on what else is out there though. If you're looking for hardware (no computer required), a used Roland JV-1010 is relatively cheap and small, and despite its age it still has some of the best piano sounds available in a hardware unit (plus hundreds of other sounds, many of which are surprisingly good considering their age and relatively low resources). Check ebay or reverb.com. There are probably better piano sounds in modern workstation keyboards from Korg, Yamaha, Roland, etc. but these will be considerably more expensive. In the same line as the JV-1010 is the JV-1080, JV-2080, XV-??80, etc. The best pianos are on the "Session" expansion card (which is built-in to the JV-1010, but would be an extra cost, maybe $60-100 used, if you bought one of the others. If you're willing to pay more money, I *think* you can get these sounds (and more) from Roland's contemporary "Integra" modules, but with more modern features & functionality. As for recording "oohs," what you want is called a sampler. Again, you'll get the most functionality using software samplers, but that will depend on your computer and audio interface. Kontakt (from Native Instruments) is one of the more popular software samplers, but if you're just looking to do some basic sampling then it may be overkill. There's a free (I think) software sampler called ShortCircuit and another one called TX16Wx. You'll need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to host any of these. These can be very expensive but if you're just starting, I've heard good things about Reaper (from Cockos), which is relatively inexpensive and has a generous free trial. I don't have much experience with Reaper but it always comes highly recommended, especially considering the cost of other more commercially-established DAW packages. If you're looking to keep it hardware... The Elektron Octatrack is the most popular sampler around these parts but it's more geared towards groove-based music, and if you're looking to just play some ooohs and aahs, you'll be paying for a lot more functionality than you need. The Korg Electribe Sampler is cheaper but also more groove-based. I think it can do what you want but it's functions are designed more for sampling drums. As for used gear, the Akai MPC1000 is popular, as well as the Korg Microsampler. The (old, from the early 1990s) Akai S1000 series may be more geared to the kind of sampling you want to do. The interface and memory will be very limited compared to modern gear, but if you're looking for a sampler to use primarily as a sound module for samples you record yourself, it may be worth looking into. If you're recording into your computer, you'll need an audio interface. The best value at the moment is the Behringer U-Phoria / UMC series, and these should be more than capable of recording some basic oohs and aahs. Steinberg, M-Audio, Focusrite, and PreSonus also make good entry-level (and also higher-end) audio interfaces, but they'll be more expensive than the Behringers. People on this forum seem to recommend Focusrite more than the others, but honestly the differences between the various brands tend to be minor at this price point.

  • Gertrude O'Conner

    Played post hardcore for years so I might be able to chime in a little bit here. Slightly biased but here goes nothing: A bunch of locals here are huge into Abominable Electronics. I live in North Carolina and AE is based like 45 mins from where I live. The wait times can kind of suck, however all of their pedals are honestly fantastic for any kind of music in this side of the heavy music spectrum. For Post-Hardcore I'd recommend the... **Abominable Electronics** -Hellmouth (Tubescreamer Variant). Amazing for a base dirty tone on top of a clean or slightly broken up amp. Everyone I've seen use one makes it sound amazing live. It's also got a gain boost if you want to get a little bit more dirt out of the pedal. -Dont Shred on Me (RAT). RATs rule. If you want just a general distortion pedal that goes from subtle overdrive to fuzzed out Sunn 0))) style distortion. It doesn't have an LM308 in it, but rather some 'secret' chip that they use. No idea what it is, but it sounds rad. -Unholy Grail (Delay w/ Boost). I really like delay. This one sounds really cool for dirtier delay sounds. It's cheap, fantastic for leads, and you can even just dial out the delay and is it solely has a really dirty boost pedal. The boost is gloriously dirty and adds a ton of depth to your sound. There's also a deluxe version with a footswitch for the boost. You can keep the boost volume at unity on the standard version though, if thats your kinda thing. Oh, and the repeats sound fantastic too. It's very cool for long repeats with tons of feedback. However, not all people are into boutique stuff, and less are into wait times for stuff like this, so if you're into just more general stuff you can probably buy at your local store I'd recommend the following. **Dirt** -ProCo RAT. Enough said about this one, people rant and rave all the time on this sub about it. I have one on my board. I love it. It's an amazing distortion pedal for pretty much any need. -Ibanez TS9. You might like this one. It's an overdrive with a mid hump to it. I know people that love it with their Vox, I know people that hate it. Try before you buy. -Fulltone OCD. Another overdrive that you should try before you buy with the Vox. It's another standard sound that you might like a lot. **Delay & Reverb** -Boss DD series. Personally I love the DD-3 and DD-5 the most of this lineup. The newer DD-7, 20, and 500 are all really cool but I've always just loved the older ones for some reasons. They're digital delays. Cool for leads and rhythmic parts of your songs. -Electro Harmonix Holy Grail. This is a huge standard on so many peoples boards I see. It's a simple reverb, a ton of people use them with Vox amps if they dont like the Vox reverb. I've seen everyone from post rock dudes to country players using these. If you want a little bit of reverb that the venue isnt providing for you, this is your guy. -MXR Carbon Copy. This one's an analog delay. It's got really nice modulation and can add a really nice wash under your sound during softer parts of your music. It's dirtier than the Boss delays since its analog, but I personally like that. It's also got some beautiful modulation that you can use on the repeats if that's something you're into. And lastly, some other miscellaneous pedals that you might find useful for your board. **Miscellaneous** -MXR Phase 90. Its a phaser with one knob. I believe the newer versions also have a boost when you toggle them on. I always keep mine turned on the slowest setting to just add another dimension to my sound during buildups for songs. I place it before dirt so the boost isnt quite as noticeable. -MXR Analog Chorus. This is a really cool chorus pedal. I used one for a while before I found out chorus isn't really my thing. I'd get one again if I needed chorus, but currently it's not high on my want list. -Line 6 DL4. So this isn't really just a random pedal, its a delay, but it does a lot of other things as well. I use it purely as a looper/sampler for live sets. You can retrigger, half time, double time, reverse, etc on all of your loops. It can create the glitched out stutter sounds that Nick Reinhardt does in Tera Melos, or you can build rhythms or patterns on it like Minus the Bear. I've used one live ever since I got it and it's become super essential to my set up. If you want a looper, this ones fantastic. Warning though, the switches are notorious for breaking so tread carefully with that. -Boss NS-2. If you get noise in your set up, get this. It's so essential to have a good gate live if you're using a bunch of dirt live. You might not think you need one while you're at home, but in a live situation your bandmates and the crowd will thank you for not having that hiss during your set. Anyways, hope this wall of text wasn't too bad. Good luck building your board!

  • Jaycee Huel

    So yeah, I like pedals haha. I put up a post last month but I was able to get a decent overview and a couple of extra bits.   So the pedal chain goes as follows: Tuner > Mxr Bass Compressor > Saturnworks Splitter   Signal Path A (The 2 boards on the left): Ditto x2 > Boss Digital Metalizer > Boss Digital Sampler > Boss PS3 > Bass Whammy V > Boss PS5 > EHX Cathedral > Ibanez Synth > EQD Bit Commander > Modded Boss DS1 > Proco Rat > Chase Bliss Audio Phaser > Zvex Fuzz Factory > Dwarfcraft Eau Clare Thunder > EHX Small Clone > TC Electronics Nova Repeater > Caroline Guitars Meteore > Zvex lofi junky > Boss DD6 > Boss RV6 > Boss PS2 > EQD Hummingbird > Ibanez Weeping Demon > Superego > Switchblade > Amp   The effects loop for the Superego goes: Whammy IV > Boss Turbo Distortion > Boss Phase Shifter > Idiotbox Frequency Destroyer > Zvex Tremorama > Malekko Ekko Lo-Fi   Signal B: Ditto X2 > EHX Pog2 > Boss Harmonist > Boss Distortion/Feedbacker > Ibanez Delay > EQD Rainbow Machine > Iron Ether Xerograph > Boss Xtortion > Future of the Left Signature Fuzz that I can't remember who made it > Count To 5 (I was only testing this, I usually use a Csidman in this slot)> TC Electronics Trinity Reverb 2 > Boss Digital Dimension 3 > EHX Tremolo > Switchblade > Amp   So the board is set up for experimentation and for running different sounds in parallel. A few Speaking points: * I use the ditto loopers at the start of each board so that I can manipulate riffs and chord sequences with the effects in the board so that a basic rhythm piece could be built up with reverb and delay to become a shoegaze wall of sound or I can hack it with tremolo or use the the double pitch shifting function of the whammy 5 to add some dynamics to the piece. * Signal path A is built to be my main board, with a focus on dynamics and soundscaping. I use things like the whammy, the PS5 and the wah to make droning/ simple pieces sound a bit more interesting. I've reverbs and Delays set up at different intervals to react differently with each other and with the dirt sections. The only thing I'm not terribly happy with is the Cathedral. I'm waiting till I come across something that does reverse reverb a bit better (or more to my taste at least). There's a few pedals that are just there to mess around with because the space is there like the digital metalizer and the fuzz factory. I've a few DIY projects that I'll eventually finish that might take some of these spots. * Signal Path B is meant to be the beef out board for adding extra texture to Signal Path A, but I'm also trying to get it to be the stand in bass path if required, and the lead path for when I've built up a soundscape on the main board. I'm not happy with it yet though, it's definitely a work in progress. The Csidman is fun but the delay gets a bit lost in the mix. I want to try it with it's own power supply ran at a higher voltage than 9V, and I'll probably run the CT5 just before it. I have expression pedals for the rainbow machine and the Xerograph. If I can't get a delay sound that's deep enough for my liking then I may just use it for glitches and throw in the Ibanez modulated delay or something, or maybe picking up an Avalanch Run. I'm not too happy with the EHX Tremolo either, and I'm very tempted to replace it with the EQD Night Wire. I'm also considering the new EHX Synth 9 as a compliment to run in parallel with the main board, and the Malekko Charlie Foxtrot for general dicking around purposes.

  • Jovani Morar

    I'll give you the old quotes from Geo and Avey talking about the actual physical creation of *HCTI* from the CA archives which were sourced from between the *Feels* and *SJ* era. Avey talking about HCTI: > We were also messing around with some precarious equipment like putting vocoder triggers on the panda kit and putting my mike through effects and vocoders that geo or deacon would then manipulate and most of it didnt work half of the time. I was the only one that played guitar. I had a sweet sequential circuits digital delay rack unit which i used on Spirit and Danse Manatee to get all those glitchy broken sounding sounds and high pitch stuff and then it really broke on the hcti tour and noone has since been able to fix it. I think geo might have even played keyboard on a couple or atleast one of those tracks. We started playing alot of the songs at red hook blue in brooklyn and that was an awesome show > We recorded it live in three days and then noah and i did all the vocals at my house on mini disc players and added them in like electronic sounds along with those piano loops i made. I think we probably mixed it in three or four days too. and > My guitar really doesnt have that many effects on it on hcti. Just an ibanez delay rack and the blue boss pitchshifter delay which gives it that double guitar sound. I thought using the octave function on that just made my guitar sound alot fuller for songs like slippi since i was the only one playing guitar. Geo talking about certain recording techniques, specifically mentions Too Soon: > occassionally noah and i link our setups so i have the option of adding effects to his sampler rhythms, which is a nice option to have when we're improvising out of a song into another. i used to do vocals and drum processing in the danse/hollindagain/indian days because we used that roland synth as a processor. it has an extrenal audio input and you can plug instruments and microphones into it and use the envelopes and oscillators as filters for whatever is running through the input. so if we wanted something to or vascillate in a weird way the dudes would send me a line and i'd effect it with the controls on the synth. it wasn't on every song though, just a few. some examples of where i did that stuff are lablakely dress, too soon, arrow, thrown the round ball... Geo about two sails on a sound: > yeah we played it live a lot. usually closed with it when we did it if i remember correctly. or did we start with it? i can't remember. it was pretty much just how it is on the record with the exception of the piano and some vocals. like everything on indian, we recorded it live, probably in one or two takes, and then the vocals and piano were overdubbed later. it's actually a pretty composed song, though the boundaries are loose and how long it was changed night to night based on how fast we moved. That's a lot of the technical stuff they mentioned involving *HCTI*, they talked about the theme of the album a little but it isn't really relevant here. Also, very little of this stuff means much to me because I'm not a musician nor do I understand the technical aspects of how songs are produced, but maybe it can help you out!

  • Reanna Oberbrunner

    It's good that you have skills with rhtyhm. You'll need to build from all of the coordination and timing you use on drums, and develop the necessary coordination and ear for melody. As in, with a drumset, you have your kick, snare, toms, and cymbals, and those are all of your "notes." With an instrument, you have a lot more notes to keep track of and it takes more fine muscle control and coordination to hit the right note. This gets a lot easier with practice and before long it will feel as natural for you as drums do. It's not necessary to have adept coordination on piano for recording purposes. If you are focused on recording and having a good end product, it's pointless to play something on an electronic keyboard and record the audio. You should be using a software piano sampler instrument and record/write midi clips. This way you can edit the midi clips until it sounds perfect. Recording a piano part is not worth doing unless you have access to great sounding real piano, and an excellent studio space and microphone. For live piano playing purposes, you can usually just practice the part you need to play and it will become muscle memory. Sheet music just serves as kind of a reminder of what notes to play, and an aid to keep track of where you are in the song, but nobody ever sightreads live. This is not exactly true for guitar. Using a software sampled guitar rig never sounds as good as the real thing. Usually I will just use a synthesizer and run it through distortion and effects if I want a guitar-like sound, without trying too hard to sound like an actual guitar. So, I would focus your efforts on learning your way around the guitar as far as live performance goes, because you will also need to be able to play those riffs and stuff into a microphone to get a good guitar sound in a production. For self-teaching guitar, you should to decide if you want to focus on playing epic solos, or if you just want to chug along with chords. It's all dependent on the style of music you want to play with guitar, as there are tons of techniques you may or may not want to learn. For instance, I liked hard rock and melodic metal so I focused on power chords, bar chords, and partial chord voicings that I could slide up and down the fretboard, along with palm muting. I then learned to use tremolo picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and arpeggiation as I saw fit. There are techniques like vibrato and sweep picking that i didn't see as fitting with my style so I didn't focus on as much. You might want to spend some time just learning the main chords and playing chords behind a song instead of tabs at first. I'd recommend learning songs that you like by reading tabs. Learn one until you can play it well, then learn another, rinse and repeat. You will get a feel for how they are navigating the fretboard and you will pick up hints on how to sound a certain way, consciously and even subconsciously. Pick simpler songs at first, and gradually try harder and harder songs. If a solo or compex riff seems too challenging, try playing it at a slower tempo, and gradually playing it faster. I'd definitely recommend looking into creating electronic music with software. It's pretty amazing what sounds you can learn to make with just a basic synthesizer plugin, and learning to manipulate samples. Once you know your way around the midi keyboard and digital piano roll, you can focus on learning sound design, and you can essentially make ANY sound you want. You can compose melodies with range and speed that are impossible to recreate with a real instrument. The possibilities really are endless.

  • Vernon Grant

    **This Century** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/551ec22e0e69419da9b2f7b3a319683f.png) > This Century is a pop/rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. > MembersJoel Kanitz (Vocals) Sean Silverman (Guitar) Ryan Gose (Drums) > Past Members: Alex Silverman > Forming back in 2007, This Century have quickly become one of the more exciting pop/rock bands to enter the scene. With their first LP release on Action Theory/Warner Bros. entitled “Sound Of Fire”, the band solidified their spot amongst the top tier of the pop/rock circuit. Soon after the release, AP Magazine named the them as one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know for 2011”. Their unique combination of anthemic pop and die hard grassroots fan base has led them to extensive tour dates with the likes of Good Charlotte, The Maine, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina, Hey Monday and many others. > The band has recently teamed up with producer Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine) to work on music for their upcoming second LP that is yet to be released. ”We’re always trying to push the limits of what a pop band can be and we feel that we strive to top ourselves each time around.” says guitarist Sean Silverman about the upcoming release. The band is gearing up for a busy year that kick-starts with their brand new single. The song is an upbeat tour de force of pop that frontman Joel Kanitz calls ”the perfect summer anthem with a larger than life sound.” > This Century has most recently seen a large rise in popularity in Southeast Asia, where their songs “Sound of Fire” and “Everywhere, Everything” have both reached #1 on top 40 radio formats and continue to receive consistent radio attention. Plans for 2012 will include a run of international dates in support of their recent success. “We really feel like we’re developing something special internationally, something completely organic and new.” says bassist Alex Silverman, “There’s an excitement surrounding it that makes you eager to find out where our amazing fans are going to take the band next.” > Discography: 2007 EP Look What We Made EP No Way Out Digital Sampler To Love and Back EP Hopeful Romantic Sampler Sound of Fire single Sound of Fire Kiss Me Like It's Christmas (acoustic) single Acoustics EP Bleach Blonde single Someone For Everyone (ft. Austin Gibbs) single Skeletons single Slow Dance Night single Biography of Heartbreak > thiscenturyband.com youtube.com/user/thiscenturyband facebook.com/thiscentury twitter.com/thiscentury thiscentury.tumblr.com 81twentythree.com Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/This+Century): 92,410 listeners, 1,644,504 plays tags: *powerpop, pop rock, indie rock, alternative rock* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Adela Wilderman

    Thanks for asking that, and may I say, you look great today. Skein Modular's cases are so gorgeous that now i'm patiently waiting for one to arrive in the mail. Check out their [kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1504257317/skein-modular-finely-crafted-eurorack-modular-synt), and then consider that they are even more gorgeous in person. The new 4MS sampler looks absolutely bananas. Functionally unlimited sample time, volt per octave input, voltage controlled sample trimming... I'm excited. The Make Noise Morphogene looks cool too, and the granular processing aspect of it seems really interesting. Soulsby Synth's Oscitron is great fun. We were next to this guy so I got to hear a lot of this thing... So i'm really glad that I like it! It's a crunchy 8-bit wavetable oscillator, with wave shaping, pseudo-"filtering" (i say pseudo bc he told me it's actually done in the synthesis process, and not as a secondary process after making the sound), and a micro-sampler that sounds really excellent / gritty / nasty. He cracked me up when he said "and you can use the sampling function to take the beautiful sound of that oscillator you paid $500 for, and really make it sound like total digital garbage. SOLD. (seriously i really want one of these) My loyalty to Delptronics is hopefully totally obvious, but I mean it when I say that I'm really excited about the new modules Mickey has made. His Pitchman, an 8hp sequencer, hits all the "sequencing needs" basics (including quantizing to various keys and modes), and has some great control voltage interaction, like step order and transposition, and assignable jacks that show their function with an LED next to a label - so you can change the functionality of the jacks in a lot of significant ways, without anything "hidden." You always know what's what. The Wheelman is a stranger sequencer, which sequences attenuations and inversions of incoming signals. It seems pretty rad, but I haven't gotten to play with it yet (we were both crazy busy leading up to NAMM, and then manning our tables most of the time...), so I can't comment on it really. There were so many other modules that were really exciting. There's a company doing '60s Buchla module reissues that sounded crazy and amazing... but unfortunately I don't remember that company's name. The new Doepfer modules are, as we've come to expect from them, subtle but appealing improvements on classics. The new WMD compressor sounds dope on drums. The number of modules that 2HP has put out this year is staggering, and I think his entry into the market is a really interesting development. And there are so many other things happening, just in the Eurorack world, that I didn't even get to see, because I was busy manning my table! A wonderful time to be a synthesist.

  • Kaela Crist

    I said no gear purchases for the first 6 months of 2017, but I'm already starting to think seriously about selling my Juno 106 to fund an original V-Synth with the V2 OS. Since getting the Pyramid sequencer I'm thinking more about synths with greater polyphony, as well as my desire for a sampler with deep mangling capabilities, and the V-Synth seems to tick all my boxes and is something I've lusted for since before I ever started buying gear, as it featured on some later Skinny Puppy albums. It seems like it is the pinnacle of Roland's innovation in one package, and like it would be an instrument for life. I thought the 106 would be an instrument for life too, but voice chip #2 started showing failure 48 hours after I got it, and it has spent over 2 years sitting unused in my bedroom. I love the sound of it, as it sounds like so many of the albums that inspired me...but I'd like to put in all new voice chips, install the Kiwi 106 system to bring it to modern standards, and repair a couple other minor issues, so for what I put in and the cost of repairs (I'm not confident in doing it myself) I'd spend as much or more as I would on the V-Synth, which I think would be more useful for my needs...also, maybe blasphemy, but since Roland will probably keep refining digital reissues of the 106 until the end of time, I'm not too worried about getting "that sound" in the future...and the V-Synth can do some solid retro Roland analog sounds from what I've heard. Plus, I still have my Alpha Juno 1, which while still sonically a bit different, certainly has that Juno sound with a few other tricks. Got notice that my copy of the new Aphex Twin release with a bonus synth (or the Korg Monologue, whatever you want to call it) shipped today too. Joking aside, I am really eager to deconstruct his patches and see what kind of insights I can gain, as I wouldn't be posting here now if it wasn't for his music. Of course, that isn't really why I bought the synth, and I'm excited to explore it. Coming from a guitar background originally, I've kind of always been searching for a synth that could function with the kind of fluidity and ease of an acoustic guitar for songwriting, and the Monologue seems ideal for that...hell, it even starts on E! Also, the Squarp Pyramid just gets better and better the more I use it, and you should probably just scroll past my posts for a few months if you don't care, because I think I might praise it until the end of my days. Still early, but the more I use it the more I find it is designed in such a flexible way that it suits my arrangement and sequencing needs perfectly. After being stuck to Elektron's 4/4 step paradigm and Ableton Live's super flexible, but workflow killing approach, it's incredibly refreshing to dial in something like a pattern over 2-1/4 bars, and having capable midi FX to keep even the simplest of sequences from getting stale. I kind of want to take it to bed every night to keep jamming, and I kind of want a second one for even more options. If you're thinking about getting one, take the plunge.

  • Rae Green

    Way back in 1998, when professional synthesizers, samplers and effects processors for musicians were still dedicated hardware and not plugins running on software synthesizers, Yamaha made a short-lived rack mount synth [called the FS1R](http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/fs1r.php) that used "formant synthesis" to manipulate the spectral patterns of human speech. The original intent was to allow the creation of digital sounds that could sound vaguely "human" in nature, but some mage-level genius figured out how to sequence formants to make the machine talk. This wasn't simple playback of vocal samples, this was mathematically synthesizing speech from scratch. It was amazing, it was powerful, and it completely failed in the marketplace because it was way too complicated for the artist-musicians it was marketed to and hobbled by a minuscule interface trying to control a system of massive depth and complexity. It's worth noting that Yamaha's technology was very different from [vocoding](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Vocoder), which evolved from 1930s technology originally developed for the first attempts at long distance telephone networks. While it never found widespread application in telecommunications, it became a very popular musical tool in the 60s and 70s with groups like Kraftwerk and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Fast forward to two years after Yamaha introduced and discontinued the FS1R, in 2000 Roland came up with the [VP-9000 VeriPhrase Processor](http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/vp9000.php), a hybrid sampler/audio processor that also dabbled in formants to create some pretty amazing sound effects in what amounted to a high-end digital vocoder/effects box with a sampler bolted on that could use either live input or the sampler output as an audio source for the DSP. So (finally!) to answer your question, the technology to *generate* natural-sounding voice as well as *process* said vocals has been around for more than 17 years now, during which time the professional audio engineering world has moved from bulky dedicated hardware to virtual machines running in software. Nothing is keeping us from creating such a thing, it's been done. I believe the answer to your question, then, is that the processing involved to accomplish what you're talking about is still too hardware intensive to be economically feasible in a niche consumer level device. Sure, somebody could do it, but it would take a significant investment in engineering effort to get it to work well when people seem largely satisfied with the current cheap way of doing it.

  • Jennings Casper

    what it's doing is changing the playback speed of the sample. Playback speed and pitch are linked together at the heart. It's only with digital algorithms that we can change one without the other. FL studio has an interesting approach to pitch control that shields the user from having to understand some things, but it doesn't quite work well enough that you can forget about it altogether unless you only ever use stock/native plugins. The pitch bend knob at the top of the wrapper and sampler tries to either a) change the playback speed (and thus the pitch) of the sample, OR send pitch bend information to the IL native plugin depending on which one is loaded into the channel. That knob CANNOT do any type of processing. It just sends along a polite request. Changing playback speed is the most fundamental way to change pitch, and it's good because it doesn't require any extra processing and it never degrades the quality of the audio. This is how it was always done before the 90s. Record to tape, play back the tape at a different speed, and record the result of that. This can be done in real time easily by most computers. The other way to do it is with a digital algorithm. These are cool because you can change the pitch without affecting the time domain, or vice versa. You can hear a really extreme example of this [with a Frank Ocean song here](https://soundcloud.com/jamesdotmusic/frank-ocean-bad-religion-chopped-screwed-5x-slower). The two main ways that this happens are sort of 2a and 2b. There are 'live' or 'real-time' pitch algorithms as well as 'offline' ones. A live algorithm is something like AutoTune (FL Studio equivalent is Pitcher) and this is the type of algorithm at the heart of modern DJ software to let you beat-match and mix in key across all different types of music. These can be really processor intensive and depending on the quality desired, may not work well on under-powered systems. An offline algorithm requires an audio file to process as a whole. If you go into the time stretching section of the integrated sampler, that's what you see there. If you select "resample" then you're using the playback speed method. The other options are lots of different offline algorithms. In Slicex make sure you turn on keyboard control at the top. Right click in the region you want to change the pitch/speed of and press ALT+T. This will bring up an offline algorithm window just like the one in the sampler. This is how you gotta do it if you don't want the tempo to change. Alternatively, you can put a live algorithm plugin in the effects rack for that track, and automate it as you wish. These can be expensive, CPU intensive, and finnicky though. That's why it isn't an emphasized workflow option in FL natively.

  • Lamont Turner

    I would say that part of these changes over time are advances in instrument technology and recording technology. In the 60's distorted guitar broke into mainstream, either by broken electronics in amps, or by taking a razor to the speakers. This lead to distortion and fuzz units coming into being. Then there's innovation in synths, all being analog of course, including the mellotron which was like an analog sampler. These were pick up by bands like Pink Floyd, ELO, Tangerine Dream. The later 70's saw analog synths solely being used to create/push the disco sound with Moroder's I Feel Love, I think it used either a step sequencer or arpeggio... but it was a shape of things to come for certain. Around this time we are seeing scratching and mixing being discovered and the brith of ElctroBoogie, then hiphop. Whilst Hiphop was going ground, KrafWerk took electronic music to the next level with a completely new sound akin to hearing the thoughts of a computer in melodic form. Whilst using only electronic instruments there was no real sequencing solution of the time (for reasonable sums that is!) and thus KraftWerk played each part themselves. The 80's also saw digital sampling and the sequencing hitting mainstream Paul Hardcastles 19, and Mars pump up the volume, Chicago Jack, then House, and finally the birth of EDM. All this was made possible with MIDI control of digital synths, with this you could make up nearly an entire song on the computer screen (struggled with vocals outside of small vocal hits or hooks "nnn nineteen etc). The next change came more with increase in computing power and cheaper memory. The digital synths no longer needed to be physical units and could exist as a program in the computer. the computer also became able to record, manipulate and playback many tracks of audio. This finally freed the electronic music world from it's traditional niche of dance, all music was recorded on a computer (for the most part). The last step is Antares auto tune. I think we all know what this sofware did, but a recap. It can take an audio track, and correct any intonation mistakes almost inaudibly. This was first used as intended as a correction tool, but soon became a special effect in its' own right starting with Cher's Believe. We all know how that went, from unleashing every other tv celeb to punt at a pop career, and the endless robot voices that saturated the times. That's about it for my quick run down, not saying these are the entire reasons behind the changes, but a large part of them.

  • Shemar Stracke

    Wow, I had no idea this sub existed. I'm so pumped right now. I'm not sure if you're referring to the bass that's hitting at 1:32 or the synth pattern that ends at 1:34 so I'll explain both of them.. The bass started as 2 sine waves in a Malström graintable synthesizer. I shifted the octaves down and slapped on a tube distortion with the damage really high and a tape distortion with the damage really low (this made the bass VERY present without being too distorted on the low end after some EQing). I also used a stereo imager to make the sine waves totally mono. From there I used the audio of a bass hit and put that through an NN-XT sampler within Reason and attached a really light digital distortion. When you mess around with the P1 and P2 knobs on that distortion, you get those really cool gritty effects. Here's a picture of the sampler with the exact distortion being used: http://imgur.com/a/O3t0B That future bass-y synth line that's hitting at the same time is the result of a lot of volume automation and layering. There are 6 synths playing at once, 2 square waves and 4 sawtooth waves. The square waves are holding the higher end with the frequency turned way up, equalizing to accentuate the top end, and some light reverb to give it body. They are located near the center of the sound field (mono). The 4 sawtooth waves are "supporting" by being panned left and right to varying degrees with the frequency turned down, equalizing to accentuate the mids, and compression to make it present while being soft. Each synth has separate effects chains that range from reverb, envelope control filters, compressors, and maximizers. The pattern that's playing out is from volume automation, here's the volume automation channel in that project: http://imgur.com/a/2XF2t Also here is a photo of my two layered square synths: http://imgur.com/a/UBLnZ and the effects chain attached to them: http://imgur.com/a/yN1d4 (the green boxes around knobs means that they're automated) Big ups if you're still with me, I could get into more detail but I don't want to bore everyone to death. Hope this helps and sorry about the wall of text!

  • Karl Blanda

    I think I gotta go with a DOD 250 flair. Classic, recognizable, great-sounding pedal that's not too obscure or specific to me. For one more specific to me, I think I'd have to go with the Boss PS-5. Stuff I got this year: * Boss DD-6 * DOD FX55b Super Distortion * DOD FX40 Equalizer * DigiTech Jamman XT Express * DigiTech Luxe * Ibanez SC10 Stereo Chorus * DOD FX90 Delay * DOD 410 Bifet Boost * DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp * DOD FX66 Flashback Fuzz * Ibanez FZ5 60s Fuzz * TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay * Devi Ever Soda Meiser (this was a kit though) * DigiTech JamMan Solo XT * Ibanez DML10 Modulation Delay * Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo * EHX Random Tone Generator * DOD 201 Phasor * DOD 440 Envelope Filter * Henretta Engineering Purple Octopus Octave Fuzz * Ibanez SS20 Session Man II * Ibanez FZ7 Fuzz * Boss CE-3 Chorus * Ibanez BE10 Bass EQ * DOD 280 Compressor * DOD DFX5 Digital Turbo Distortion * Nobels FU-Z Fuzz * DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distoriton * DigiTech Digidelay * DigiTech PDS 2000 Two Second Digital Sampler * DOD Carcosa Fuzz * DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay * DigiTech Ventura Vibe * DOD Looking Glass Overdrive * Boss OC-2 Octave * DigiTech Polara Reverb Definitely need to calm down next year. Gotta say the Carcosa is an amazing sounding fuzz, but I got tons of other great pedals. DOD 440, 410, 250, Gunslinger, and Looking Glass are all incredibly solid pedals. DigiTech Ventura is great for all kinds of chorus and vibrato sounds. Luxe is great for the complete opposite types of chorus sounds than the Ventura (though it's a bit big and uses a LOT of mA). Henretta Purple Octopus was a huge surprise for how great of a fuzz it is (only beat out by the Carcosa), though the octave part gets lost a bit. The Ibanez FZ5 looks like a piece of garbage and the footswitch broke within a couple days of ownership, but I think it's a better sounding fuzz than even the FZ7 for bass. The parallel delay/distortion on the Ibanez SS20 is surprisingly cool for some unique distortion tones and has become a staple for me now, both as a standalone distortion as well as stacked with other drives. Can't think of anything I was too disappointed with. Toneprint for the TC delay could have been a bit better of a piece of software and the DML10 and Polara were a bit more "normal" than I expected, but I really can't say I've been disappointed with a single purchase.

  • Jarrett VonRueden

    They did have software back then, music production software has been available since the mid 80s. The basic things you would need before that would be a synthesizer, sampler, and sequencer. The synth and sampler are the main instruments used for that kind of music. A synth can generate the sounds, either digitally with special processors on board or with analog electronics. Analog synths have existed since the 30s, but really became versatile and portable in the late 60s. The sampler has a long history, the earliest hardware for playing back short snippets of sound goes back to the 30s, with other tape based machines existing in the 50s and 60s. In the early 80s, digital storage became cheap and big enough to really store samples for playback. A sequencer is a special piece of hardware that keeps track of what notes are played and when (with expression information if you could afford it). Analog sequencers existed with synths in the 50s and 60s, but they were expensive and usually only worked with one kind of synth. In the early 80s, they came out with a communication protocol called MIDI (musical instrument digital interface). It's a standardized digital message system that synths and samplers could use to be told what sounds to play and when. Sequencers could be programmed to store the information for a song, and then you would connect the sequencer to the synth and sampler. The synth and sampler outputs would be fed to an audio mixer, like the big consoles you see in studios. These are for mixing the tracks from the synth and samplers. You then run the output to a digital recorder or tape machine to get a final master to send off for vinyl printing.

  • Chester Jacobson

    **Autechre** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/2b95214bc64e4de19c6e16b28faf6452.png) > Autechre is an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both natives of Rochdale (in Greater Manchester, England). They are one of the most prominent acts signed with Warp Records, a label known for its pioneering electronic artists. > Booth and Brown formed the group in 1987 while they were both living in Rochdale, United Kingdom. They began by making and trading electro and hip-hop mixtapes, but gradually collected some cheap equipment (most notably a Casio SK-1 Sampler) and moved on to their own compositions. By the time Warp Records released their debut, Incunabula, they were employing a variety of electronic instruments to create their evolving style. > Booth and Brown have explained that the name Autechre can be pronounced in any way anyone sees fit. They pronounce it "aw-TEK-er" (IPA) /ɔ ˈtɛk ɚ/. > Autechre helped initiate the music festival All Tomorrow's Parties in 2000, and were responsible for curating the 2003 festival. > Autechre utilize a wide array of analog synths in their production as well as analog and digital drum machines and samplers. They have also made extensive use of a variety of computer based sequencers, softsynths, and other applications, such as Max/MSP. Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Autechre): 492,848 listeners, 18,319,087 plays tags: *idm, electronic, experimental, ambient, electronica* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Syble Donnelly

    From the sound of it, your current setup is something like: midi controller - > computer->soundcard->headphones. Much doesn't generate any sound, only midi (music instrument digital information) messages that your computer uses to generate sound. It does it using a software synthesizer(or sampler) . Your sound card is your dac (digital to analog converter) , which concerts this digital sound into analog sound, which is then amplified to your headphones. The delay (latency) you are experiencing is probably a combination of things. Your computer has to listen for the midi data, run it through the synth, then convert that to sound for you. In this instance a dac will likely be of value, but maybe not a huge amount. Asio4all is a bit tricky to configure, but it's supposed to limit what's going through it, so your sound card is doing as little as possible, in an effort to reduce latency. If you'd like to monitor another source at the same time as what you are playing (like an accompanying track) you will hand to add that as an input connection in Asio4all. What are you using as your synth? Sometimes a simple apple can help with latency, but often an outboard interface(usually combines input, dac and output) will help a lot. Depending on what your expectations are though, you may be able to get close with just your soundcard (maybe 30-50 miliseconds) to get closer to real-time, especially when recording sound, I would recommend looking at an interface. I don't hand any recommendations, but this sub may. Sorry for typing /formatting, I'm on mobile.

  • Daphnee Glover

    sequencers you can use for live sets with multiple tracks of different lengths, these are the best there is: yamaha rm1x - drum machine, synths, fx, great pattern-based sequencer with modular phrases organized on tracks per section, 11 or so sections that are combos of phrases on tracks yamaha rs7000 sampler, synth, drum machine, fx, same sequencer as rm1x, but with 6 controller scenes for recalling pattern controller values squarp pyramid - super amazing, polymetric patterns synthstrom deluge - sampler, realtime timestretch, super amazing, p much everything you would want in this class of sequencer mpcXXXX (mostly exclusively with jjos, cause it makes a huge difference) features well documented. a reliable standard. the sequentix cirklon is a multitrack step sequencer that will also record polyphonically and will probably do almost anything you can think of if you are into its workflow and are looking to get nerdy and creative about sequencing. everything you would want for a step-sequencer style sequencer the midi sequencing on the elektron Octatrack is mostly just a step sequencer that does chords, tho it is high resolution timing, still good for a lot the korg electribes won't sequence timings smaller than 16th (32nd at x2 tempos and 1/2 the max pattern length) if that matters to you there are also a bunch of other, slightly more esoteric multi track step sequencers that do midi. also if your gear is voltage controlled, there are a lot of analog and digital sequencers out there that work with cv and eurorack module stuff.

  • Ofelia Mueller

    depends what kind of sounds you need to do. if you'll only be doing classic subtractive analog synth sounds, lean toward the **Roland JD-XA** (4 voice real analog / 64 voice digital hybrid) or the new **Behringer DeepMind 12** (12 whopping voices of real poly analog and only $999.99) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-kfYzn5VvQ if you're only going to be doing analog subtractive synth sounds but don't care about having true analog hardware, the **Roland GAIA SH-01** is an incredibly intuitive 3-osc virtual analog polysynth for only $600 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px57RDzIG3s if you need FM, you'll have to look into digital synths. the already-mentioned **Roland JD-XA** has a digital FM engine inside, and the **Studiologic Sledge 2.0** can do FM, but also includes a sampler to load in whatever custom sound you'd want. basically it comes down to your needs, whether you need: *true analog *FM synthesis the only thing that does both is the Roland JD-XA, but if you can forego one or the other, your options open up >For me the priority is amount of patches, and the ability to tweak them. no offense but relying on factory patches will severely limit you in the long run, you should learn how to program what you want from scratch if you have to. the good news is that all of the above synths have tons of knobs everywhere that make programming everything easy, quick and fun.

  • Kaitlin Leannon

    Here's a list of all the equipment and stuff he used to produce Foley Room: INSIDE THE FOLEY ROOM Computer, DAW, recording hardware Apogee Rosetta 200 and DA-16X converters Apple Mac G5/dual 2 GHz computer Nagra IV-S portable ¼-inch tape recorder Steinberg Cubase SX3 software Mixer, control surface Chandler Limited 16x2 Mini Rack mixer JazzMutant Lemur Samplers, turntables, DJ mixer Native Instruments Kontakt software sampler Numark HDX turntables (live) Rane TTM 56 Performance DJ Mixer Roland VariOS sampler/synth Technics SL-1210 turntable (studio) Synths, software, plug-ins Audio Ease Altiverb reverb plug-in Clavia Nord Electro and Nord Lead synths GRM Tools ST (Spectral Transform) plug-in package (featuring Contrast, Equalize, Freq Warp and Shift) Native Instruments Reaktor 5 software Roland V-Synth Waves IR-1 V2 convolution reverb plug-in Zebra 2.1 soft synth (designed by Urs Heckmann) Mics, EQ, compressors, effects API 2500 discrete 2-channel stereo bus compressor Chandler Limited TG1 compressor Earthworks Audio QTC50 high-definition microphones (matched pair) Manley Labs Massive Passive EQ Mutronics Mutator stereo filter TC Electronic FireworX multi-effects processor Monitors Klein + Hummel O 500C digital active monitors

  • Celestino Toy

    It gets easily confusing, so I compiled here the different versions I could find, you know what the bolded items are about, please share! Looks like Amazon is adding a lot of value on their versions. The Amazon Digital Deluxe: * Season Pass * Extra in-game Mission **<< Anyone knows what this is?** * Covert Agent Pack * Digital Novella * Digital Comic Book * Digital Artbook * Digital OST Sampler * Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - PS4 Theme The PS Store Digital Deluxe: * Season Pass *(same items as the Amazon Season Pass below, can't find it as a stand alone item on the store)* * Extra in-game Mission * Covert Agent Pack The Season Pass on Amazon ($30): * Two new story DLC’s** << Anyone knows what these are?** * The “Assault” and “Tactical” packs, which include various weapons and items. - 4 Praxis Kits. * 5000 Credits ($4.49 on PS Store) * 1000 Weapon Parts * 5 Booster Packs and 20 Chipsets for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach * 5 “Booster Packs” and 20 “Chipsets” for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach This Amazon Physical Collector: * Classic, Enforcer and Intruder In-Game DLC Packs * Extra in-game mission **<< Anyone knows what this is?** * Digital Novella, * Digital Comic Book, * Digital Artbook * Digital OST Sampler * 9" Adam Jensen Figurine, * 48 pg Titan Art Book * LE Steel book

  • Bessie Schroeder

    Clouds and Braids are two of my favorite modules. Rings is cool too, but considering that you have frames there's just so many options you could get out of braids. I've found that frames can really add the DAW factor to a lot of patches, by that I mean it can produce multiple cv's per step which I've found to be essential for a lot of the complex structures I want to make. The 4ms DLD sounds incredible and the new tapographic delay looks like a really unique and playable approach to the concept of delay lines. Either could be good for some Fripp style delay madness! I can't say enough good things about Clouds! I primarilly use it in the first granular mode and when I do it just works! and works with a sense of playability and responsiveness that I don't get out of many other modules digital or analog. If I get bored of that I've got 5 other modes to choose from with the parasites firmware installed. I've got to admit, besides the oliverb and resonator modes I haven't spent as much time with the other algorithms, although they've definitely all got something to offer and sound pretty exceptional. My money is on Elektron to come out with a new granular effects processor/sampler at NAMM in the next few days so that might be something to look at and compare with clouds.

  • Brendan Balistreri

    > 1st, you will need a DAW - Digital Audio Workstation, such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Propellerhead Reason, Pro Tools, Sonar, Reaper, Studio One, ect. Most of these DAWs have a free 30 day demo trial. Native Instrument's Maschine can do this too but it's not a full-features DAW yet. > 2nd. Load your sample into the DAW's sampler. I'll give an example using FL Studio. For FL Studio, you can drag and drop the sample into the channel mixer. > 3rd, open up the piano roll for the "gabe the dog" sample. Now, you can either draw in the notes with the mouse or play the notes with a midi keyboard when you want the "gabe the dog" sample to play. It's original pitch will usually be Middle C. I'm going to guess that middle C might be C3 or C5 but please don't quote me on that. > 4th, you can finally pitch shift the "gabe the dog" sample. Just choose another note in the Piano Roll that isn't middle C and the software will pitch shift the sample for you. > There are other ways to pitch shift samples too but I think this is probably the quickest way to do it without using a plugin. > If you are using another DAW, the process is pretty much the same workflow. The channel mixer might be in a different place or have a different name. The Piano Roll might have a different name too. ~ */u/blacktigersoju*

  • Fritz Ledner

    Think about the chain of the typical boom-bap drums. Assuming they were samples of live drums, they were recorded through an analog console onto tape. Then mixed and recorded onto the master tape, soon after mastering engineers will get their hands on that and poop out a new master and then mastered for vinyl, and finally sent to the factory. Then recorded through some Technics, chopped in a sampler, and then put onto a *new* vinyl record to be sold as a collection of breakbeats. And finally recorded/downloaded into the producer's setup. You have to emulate that type of chain, or at least come up with your own method to achieve a similar sound, which is totally possible but you gotta understand how the sound works, and learn at least basic mixing. Using analog modeled EQ and compression, digital sampler/effects models, as well as tasteful distortion/saturation and noise/ambient effect layering to make it more comparable to dope breakbeats. I've recorded my own drums before through a fully mic'd setup and have gotten them to sound pretty grimy and old school. It's all in your skills at mixing and doing a lot of experimenting, so watch as many tuts as you can and keep practicing and you'll get better quickly. Peace.

  • Toni Ernser

    Define "computer". You can't have a sophisticated digital sequencer without one, and computers on a chip were used to do this in the original non-analog MIDI sequencers. (See the MMT8 sequencer-tracker for an example of a MIDI sequencer/recorder in a box.) Also the CMI didn't have a sequencer built into it until series III, and even with one it wasn't a complete DAW by today's standards. It doesn't even have an integrated mixer or gain control path. The CMI was revolutionary, but it's really just a sampler with envelope and harmonic controls. You couldn't produce a full album using just a CMI, even if the CMI was the sole sound source. You would still need a sequencer, a mixer, a recording device and much more additional hardware. And the CMI was used by other artists like Peter Gabriel and Jean Michael Jarre as a full production instrument and tool long before Zappa tried his hand at "electronic" music. And as much as I respect Zappa, he's not really making electronic music here. He's still doing his fusion hyper jazz psychedelic rock thing and not really understanding the inherent nature of electronic music. Anyway, try not to be defensive. But this really isn't the first computerized album.

  • Sarai Stark

    It's like saying I don't like makeup. all movies from the 60s 70s don't have make up... Here are some music "makeups" being used daily: - Drum Replacement. (since the early 80s using hardware Audio->MIDI triggering) and yes at least on Nevermind (Nirvana) it was used. - Vocal Tuning, Been there also since the 80s, just the old skool way is pitching a specific note by sampler / some early pitch DSP. - Timing/Editing, To the extreme, slicing the drum tracks hit by hit and adjusting them to grid (Usually, beat-detective with Pro Tools). Since the 80s, cutting takes, time-adjusting tracks. Let's say Adam Clayton isn't the greatest bass player... (U2). Computer(s) can be used as a dumb tape machine or extreme manipulation. but as photography and film moved towards digital, in audio still analog has great place but modern productions enjoys both worlds. Many top mixers still uses analog consoles/desks, but some (for example, latest Black Keys album) switched completely to ITB (in-the-box) -> computer only mixing. It's music. still most performers would amaze you if you're seeing them 1:1 with no manipulation. still, creative-tools including manipulation is part of music.

  • Anahi Pacocha

    Thanks for the input. To clarify, I am using "electronica" by its more recent meaning, which is somewhat of an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of "electronic music". Often this still is sample-based, but often not. For example, see an artist like Bonobo - definitely "electronica", but all tracks are created from live, human-performed instruments. I think that in some cases, I would just need a simple MIDI controller. In other cases, I would need a hardware synthesizer. And lastly, I would still need "real piano" sounds at times, so I would still need a digital piano with a "real piano" action. So I am coming to the conclusion that when gigging I would need a digital piano with proper weighted action, **and** a separate synthesizer or sampler. In this case, I think the ES-8 is the right option as it will at least fulfill the need of the digital piano on stage... but leaves me needing to add a synth at a later date. Still, this is better than getting a console digital piano, and needing to buy a stage piano **and** a synth at a later date!

  • Andrew Kub

    1st, you will need a DAW - Digital Audio Workstation, such as FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Propellerhead Reason, Pro Tools, Sonar, Reaper, Studio One, ect. Most of these DAWs have a free 30 day demo trial. Native Instrument's Maschine can do this too but it's not a full-features DAW yet. 2nd. Load your sample into the DAW's sampler. I'll give an example using FL Studio. For FL Studio, you can drag and drop the sample into the channel mixer. 3rd, open up the piano roll for the "gabe the dog" sample. Now, you can either draw in the notes with the mouse or play the notes with a midi keyboard when you want the "gabe the dog" sample to play. It's original pitch will usually be Middle C. I'm going to guess that middle C might be C3 or C5 but please don't quote me on that. 4th, you can finally pitch shift the "gabe the dog" sample. Just choose another note in the Piano Roll that isn't middle C and the software will pitch shift the sample for you. There are other ways to pitch shift samples too but I think this is probably the quickest way to do it without using a plugin. If you are using another DAW, the process is pretty much the same workflow. The channel mixer might be in a different place or have a different name. The Piano Roll might have a different name too.

  • Celia Lockman

    Bethesda already did sell the orchestral score for Fallout 3 and 4 on picture discs and as ~5 LP box sets. I could foresee a vinyl version of the original songs like the Lonesome Drifter's, "Begin Again", Magnolia's etc. However, Bethesda has never officially offered the radio songs for sale whether digitally or physically apart from a promo CD sampler for pre-ordering Fallout 3. In addition, the original sources for the songs range from common shellac 78s or vinyl records to obscure radio broadcasts, Snader Telescriptions, 16 inch transcription discs, or even plain archival, unreleased songs from the record vault. It's only on digital that these songs can come together for the first time. That's not even counting the immense amount of stock music used which were never meant for public sale and for which rights are extremely murky. These include "Let's Go Sunning", "Jazzy Interlude", "I'm Tickled Pink", "In the Shadow of the Valley", and all the instrumentals in the Mysterious broadcast to name a few.

  • Aliya Hauck

    Congrats. Comics are an awesome story telling medium. I have not tried unlimited cause like you said, it is more of a sampler. BUT, use your sampler time to take notes on what you want more of and wait for the sales. If you have a wide variety of comics you enjoy, it is not a big deal waiting for sales. I also use digital darkhosre, but comixology is better, and I hope I an merge accounts one day. Wait for volumes on sale. I got SAGA, Hawkeye (Aja), and many others that way for not too much money. But, you have to keep track of what you want, and being new to the medium, it might be a bit daunting. There is sooo much available. I actually do not read any Deadpool or Punisher. Sorry I can not help there. But I would say, do not rush, or worry about keeping up. Patience will save you a lot of money. My rule of thumb is a single issue should be under $2. But it is better to wait for a volume, cause it is easier to read then a bunch of single issues when using digital. I wish it was easier to look up artists and writers body of work, but it is what it is right now and it still can be useful. Welcome to comics and enjoy!!!

  • Santiago Sawayn

    Nice work! The composition actually reminds me most of a track from another video game, *Armored Core*, called ["Someone is always moving on the surface"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6-uOP3pa0). As for more critical feedback, the piano ostinato starts to feel a little stale after a while. Almost in a philip glass kind of way, but it doesn't feel as intentional, since the strings keep changing up. There's a very nice change up at around the 3 minute mark but it comes too late for my taste, imo. An easy way to make it feel a little bit less stale would be to just invert the notes it is playing or have it start to play up, to either a fifth or an octave. You could also just have it occasionally play the chords and let the strings do the appregiation. What are you using for the chorus of strings? A VSTi, or a sampler? To my ears there's a very obvious and unnatural attack when you repeat the same note for the chorus strings. Overall I'm very impressed if this is the first you've worked with a DAW or digital composition.

  • Catherine Davis

    Welp, I own an OP-1, Mother 32, and Eurorack... so just basically give in and plan your finances accordingly. Yes, the Mother 32 is awesome along with digital synths and pairs really well. Through effects, both the OP-1 and Mother 32 are beasts. The nice thing is that if you ever decide to go Eurorack, it is a great pairing, if you somehow resist, it is still perfectly usable on its own or with other synths like a Sub37 or any with CV options. The OP-1 can be anything to anyone. It can be a chiptune, house, techno, ambient, bright, dark, sampler, field recorder, drum machine, and more. It can be a fun toy, sketchpad, travel companion, studio workhorse, live performance piece, or gateway drug. Some might start with it, some might end with it, or anywhere in between. I might sound like a fanboy, but I genuinely hated the OP-1 and even hated it after I bought it for a good while. Eventually you learn the ins and outs and how to make it fit you and then it is an indispensable tool. Then you keep finding new tricks and things to use it for.

  • Nathanial Harber

    I learnt sound design from a couple of Coursera courses, back when they were completely free. I believe you can still do them on your own for free but you have to pay if you want to submit work and get feedback. The courses were "Introduction to Digital Sound Design" and "Introduction to Music Production" and, though the latter was more about how to process the sound outside of the synth/sampler, it consolidated my understanding of subjects like EQ, compression, phasing, flanging, and other effects. I then got a couple of VSTis and watched video courses (Groove3, ADSR Tutorials, and YouTube) to learn subtractive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, and the basis of FM, granular, spectral and so on. People often suggest Syntorial, and I did the free lessons and can recommend them, but whether you want to pay for the basics is up to you. There are adequate courses on YouTube.

  • Fern Mertz

    Well, you have two options. First, you could return the Akai and get something that makes sound on its own like a Yamaha digital piano or a stand alone sampler, mic it, record it, mix it. The upside would be that you have something decoupled from the computer to play with (might be fun for the kids). They tend to be more expensive than a MIDI controller. Alternately, you can stick with the Akai and get some software that will do MIDI. [Reaper](http://www.reaper.fm/) is free, extremely functional, and might be a good place to start. Alternately any of the DAWs that get mentioned here all the time would work (Ableton, FL Studio, Cubase, Sonar, ProTools, etc). Any of those would allow you to record MIDI, associate those notes with sounds/samples, then render that out to wav to be mixed in Audition. Or you could just move the whole operation over to whatever DAW you choose (which would probably be the easier option). Any modern DAW will accommodate both MIDI and audio (wav) side by side without issue.

  • Ibrahim Hettinger

    **Razorblade** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/935e77ea13fc4c0594b2a3f6b76fb478.png) > Razorblade - Streetpunk from Brabant (NL) > Started in 2001, played shows in 9 different European countries. Released 6 full-lenght albums (CD/Vinyl/Digital), 1 cd-single, a best-off album and a hand full of 7"s. Featured on a bunch of sampler cd's. All is released by Rebellion Records (NL), Bandworm Records (GER) and Step 1 records (UK). Official page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRazorblade > Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Razorblade): 8,293 listeners, 84,562 plays tags: *Oi, Skinhead, street punk, streetcore, netherlands* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Reginald Grant

    OP-1 tends to be a pretty polarizing synth - those that love it will tell you they'll never part with it (it's the only piece of gear I've never considered flipping) those that don't will tell you there just isn't enough value for the price. One thing that is important to understand about the OP-1 is that there's nothing else like it. It's a completely original take on a synth/sampler/groovebox that is quirky and hard to define. Most of what you learn on the OP-1 won't really translate to any other gear and anything you already know probably won't apply to the OP-1. It also has a very unique sound that some describe as lo-fi or very digital. I'd recommend watching [Cuckoo's intro the the OP-1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62G81x1LI4) and if you're still sold, bite the bullet and buy one. Life is short and if you really connect with the OP-1, you'll never regret it.

  • Payton Weissnat

    **Sylvette** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/7b73d73deba8427dc27aea4fa1352430.png) > Two men. One lady. Lost of dusty old equipment. A drum machine. A sampler with very little memory. Lots of tangled wires. A fostex with a broken fader. A love of feedback and white noise. 3-minute pop songs. Haunting lovelorn lullaby vocals. Occasional trumpets, flamenco guitar and thumb piano. Infectious electro beats. Lo-fi analogue digital culture clash police chase love scene climax soundtrack itchiness. Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Sylvette): 157 listeners, 278 plays tags: *electronic, punk, female, female vocalists* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Gideon Bruen

    The whole point of drum machines is to not have to load them up to a DAW. If you want a versatile drum machine then you want a sampler, as you can load any drum sound you like into one, but then you may as well just use a DAW, which I'd recommend anyway at least until you figure out what you want. Otherwise, a Korg Volca Sample can be had pretty cheap and will take you far. The TR8 is great if you're into making electronic music as it's limited to 808/909/606 sounds that define the genre and you can't load any other ones in, it's also worth mentioning that it's digital and not analog like the originals, so it's only real advantage over a DAW is hands on control and intuitive sequencing/parameter control. If you want an analog drum machine look into the Arturia Drumbrute or MFB Tanzbar, but again those, like most analog drum machines, lend themselves best to electronic based music.

  • Ashlynn Renner

    **Sylvette** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/7b73d73deba8427dc27aea4fa1352430.png) > Two men. One lady. Lost of dusty old equipment. A drum machine. A sampler with very little memory. Lots of tangled wires. A fostex with a broken fader. A love of feedback and white noise. 3-minute pop songs. Haunting lovelorn lullaby vocals. Occasional trumpets, flamenco guitar and thumb piano. Infectious electro beats. Lo-fi analogue digital culture clash police chase love scene climax soundtrack itchiness. Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Sylvette): 157 listeners, 278 plays tags: *electronic, punk, female, female vocalists* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Marcelino Rowe

    I still feel like Elektron is holding back on this for whatever reason. If you look at the main face shot of the Digitakt the screen shows the selected track is set to "SMP" which I am assuming means sample. You also have an "SRC" button which I would assume means source. On the RYTM you have Synth and Sample buttons which have now been replaced with SRC. So it seems odd that you would even waist the screen space to say something is a sample when working with a sampler. What else would you assign to the track? If they do add a digital drum synth engine to it then I would guess it cannot play both a synth and a sample on the same track like you can with the RYTM, hence only one source button. Granted source could also mean external input or record machine or something like that. Still so many questions but I still feel there is room for a secret Machinedrum style synth engine in there.

  • Carlos Weissnat

    point me to a single product that has sampling only capability but is marketed as a "digital drum machine and sampler" that says "digital sound engine" with "sampling capability". are you saying that it makes sense to list "sampling capability" as a feature bullet point on a machine that only does sampling? and they are being mum. cenk wouldn't even comment about when they'd demo it and was intentionally vague. on the elektronauts forum they specifically stated they could not say anymore than what the current marketing materials say. it's typical elektron. they get pissy about these sort of things, but they're the ones who announced it and made a big todo about it. i say this as someone who owns every elektron product. they make some serious machines but their marketing and customer interaction is pretty amateur.

  • Quinn Balistreri

    Again, probably just me and just what I like, but there is some soul in the sound of Digidesign Turbosynth. It doesn't really work the way it's supposed to work, which is what gives it personality. I own this old, cheap sampler (MK1 model Korg ES-1) and even though it is fully just a PCM digital composite of bitcrushed, low resolution wave files, it has this Earthy feeling to it. It isn't clean at all, its failures are endearing. To me, Nine Inch Nails sounds like a well oiled machine, highest possible tech equipment that never makes a mistake... and that is just really boring to me. *The Downward Spiral* was plagued with tech problems in the studio and it sounds like it, it sounds there is something more than just man and machine. Post-*With Teeth*, it's JUST man and machine.

  • Madalyn McClure

    Don't see it here; Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for electronic music production. Ableton Live vs FL Studio vs Reason..etc etc.... I run into a lot of Ableton users who clown FL vice versa. I think Cubase finally entered the game as a legit contender/king of Creative DAW and not just a mix/master alternative to Pro Tools with Cubase 9. Dem features and access to a robust sophisticated mixing console. So now you have a ton of useful features for Cubase 9 for making music like you would in Ableton/FL Studio (media bay for sound preview [fl studio had this perfect IMO], sampler stepped up YUGE [grab any sample in your timeline and resample, stretch and play - think bass riff/vocals cut a nice sample and add on to it with some fun keyboard play], and a mixing console that is pretty much just as intuitive as Pro Tools).

  • Raphaelle Waelchi

    Here's a thread talking about the closest thing I ever knew of that could be considered a C64 sampler. I wanted this device SO BAD when I was a kid, but all I had were the output digital files it made that credited "Digital Dan". Before the net, you couldn't just google for a piece of software you wanted, and alas, I was never able to track it down. http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41912&sid=a5045c66a8739f26cb551e6f7790fe54 There was a program I eventually found that listened for audio input from a datasette recorder through the data bus. The quality was horrible, but it worked well enough for me to make a program with embedded audio of spoken text. Just barely intelligible, but it did work - sort of.

  • Mozell Altenwerth

    I just want a capable digital sampler with on-device sampling, a *good* sequencer, at least four outputs, useful effects and extensive sample manipulation and synthesis features. Full capability of creating layers and splits, unlike like the current crop of samplers that are pathetically limited to anyone who has used even a lower-end older sampler like the Ensoniq EPS. I'd even throw in an on-board single-cycle wave creator where you could dick around with parameters and then save the result as a perfectly-tuned and looped wave sample for use in the synth engine. Metal case, with no lame rainbow-colored pads in sight, please. A proper *tool,* not some EDM DJ toy.

  • Newell Oberbrunner

    I have the X7000 and Prophet 2002. They are both great samplers, but quite different sounding. The variable rate playback and resonant analog filters of the Prophet makes it probably the closest you can get to a Fairlight. It's my favourite sounding sampler of all time. When you transpose samples a long way, the sound still seems to hold together and not get weak and flabby. The X7000 is worth getting if you find one real cheap, as it's like a posh Casio SK1. Very quick to sample, and kinda digital sounding, and generally simpler than the Prophet. Both are great though, and certainly full of crunchy goodness.

  • Orland Shields

    If you want more than just superhero comics, give ComiXology Unlimited a try. It's not like Marvel Unlimited, which you'd pay a subscription fee for access to their entire digital library; rather, you'd pay a smaller subscription fee for access to a curated, periodically refreshed selection of non-Big Two comics to read. Note that it usually only offers the first few issues/volumes of a selected series for free, urging subscribers to purchase the remaining issues/volumes to continue the story. It's more of a mega-sampler service than Marvel Unlimited's library card service.

  • Juliana Waters

    right yeah. Well a DAW is a digital audio workstation i.e. Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, Reaper etc. Ableton is probably your best bet if you want to go that route, you put samples into the "drum rack" and assign them to be played by keys on your keyboard. Ableton is about $300 USD though. I don't think you'll have much luck finding this functionality elsewhere, even with other DAWs, but who knows. Maybe you could find a free software sampler VST that allows you to map to your keyboard. If you do end up getting ableton though, PM me and I'll teach you how to do this if you want. Good luck

  • Emmy Lubowitz

    What is a soundfont ? A soundfont bank contains base samples in PCM format (similar to WAV files) that are mapped to sections on a musical keyboard. A soundfont bank also contains other music synthesis parameters such as loops, vibrato effect, and velocity sensitive volume changing. With these capabilities, a computer with a soundfont-compatible sound card or synthesizer can render audio content that is similar in quality to that of a professional digital sampler. https://woolyss.com/chipmusic-soundfonts.php

  • Amelia Walsh

    I was in a band for a few years, and our master plan was to record a "sampler album". You know, one of those albums that has a bunch of new artists on it, each submitting a song or two. It's something small record labels used to do all the time before music went digital delivery. Anyway, we were going to be ALL of the different bands, and we came up with band names for each of the song styles we wanted to record. Schrodinger's Cats - Rockabilly The Khaki Slackers - 90's Pop The Band From U.N.C.L.E. - 60's spy music Those are all the ones I can remember. We had about a dozen of them.

  • Norberto Schroeder

    the rytm has the same SMP label too select the sample for the given track. the digitakt might only be able to use synthesis or a sample on each track but not both. at this point we're all just speculating. if it ends up not having digital drum synthesis on it then i think they are being highly disingenuous in their marketing. they specifically call it a digital drum computer and sampler. and i also think this having the limited sampling only would be quite lame. i don't understand why they're being so mum about a product releasing in just a few months.

  • Giuseppe Gottlieb

    yea. by their marketing material and labelling it seems it does have a digital drum engine. by cenk's words, it sounds like a sampler only. by their lack of discussion about any of it, it sounds like they honestly haven't decided. it's a bit bizarre why they even bothered. cenk's response when nick asked him about a demo was "i honestly don't know what to say" was mind blowing. you just proudly announced a product that releases in three months and that's the answer when someone asked when can we expect a demo?

  • Gwendolyn Barton

    The most accessible way of playing varied keyboard parts nowadays is to get a Computer, an Audio Interface, a MIDI Controller, and Software for making music (a Digital Audio Workstation and a Software Synthesizer or Sampler) A lot of the software you can get is free, but the best software can cost a lot of money. Rick Wright used the Minimoog synthesizer extensively on Wish You Were Here (on all of the songs you mentioned). There is a great software emulation of this synth available for download for free, it is called "Minimogue VA"

  • Bethel Pouros

    I found a couple on Etsy I think are cute that I hope you will like. [Medium sized sampler](https://www.etsy.com/listing/464839847/bake-a-cake-cross-stitch-pattern-digital], [quite small kit](https://www.etsy.com/listing/493851124/bakers-gonna-bake-cross-stitch-kit), and a [small sampler](https://www.etsy.com/listing/196223604/good-things-come-to-those-who-bake-cross)

  • Kendra Schimmel

    /u/motherlode1 found the song name and artist **Alex Tesla- Do it Again (instrumental)** but it appears there's no public digital edition here is the artists soundcloud (song isn't present) https://soundcloud.com/alextesla/tracks and an album featuring the song can be found here though: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Ninja-Tune-Publishing-Synch-Sampler-Vol26/release/7939805

  • Gino Gottlieb

    /u/motherlode1 found the song name and artist **Alex Tesla- Do it Again (instrumental)** but it appears there's no public digital edition here is the artists soundcloud (song isn't present) https://soundcloud.com/alextesla/tracks and an album featuring the song can be found here though: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Ninja-Tune-Publishing-Synch-Sampler-Vol26/release/7939805

  • Tara Wehner

    in my personal opinion, it's pretty disigenous of them to market this as an "8 voice digital drum computer and sampler" rather than simply as an "8 track sampler". the terms "voice" and "digital drum computer" very easily conjure up thoughts of synthesis and digital drum synthesis. i don't know why they're so stubborn that they feel they have to label this product that way when it is clearly *just* a sampler and sequencer.

  • Nichole Hamill

    Haaah, it's supposed to be a tropical bird, but actually comes from a sound bank for the digital Emulator II sampler, although some claim it was already avaible elsewehere. Here's an in depth article, very interesting : http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/474-anaconda-pacific-state-sueno-latino-and-the-story-of-a-sample-that-keeps-coming-back/

  • Jaqueline Toy

    I saw Skinny Puppy live when they were touring and promoting "Bites" in the mid-1980s. The show literally consisted of one gentleman barking into a rack of digital reverb units while a couple of other guys fed a never-ending stream of floppy discs into their sampler. It was great and all, but not particularly visually arresting. That's why they started showing the horrorshow stuff on a screen.

  • Benton Gerlach

    Yeah, the market for subtractive synths (whether analog or VA) is pretty crowded at this point. The problem with most modern digital synths, IMHO, is that they sound too glossy and perfect. My old Emax II sampler had a crappy 16-bit digital signal path, and an analog filter – it added grit and character to whatever you sampled into it. I'd like to see some new synths designed with that approach.

  • King Mosciski

    Other inventions by aussies: Bionic Ear Aircraft "Black Box" Flight Recorder Ultrasound Pacemakers Ute WiFi networking Aircraft escape slide Goon bags (cask wine) Power strip Fairlight CMI (digital music sampler & synthesiser) Plastic banknotes Baby safety capsule And something that makes us here in /r/formula1 happy ... in car cameras that transmit live for tv

  • Reva Champlin

    Two amazing producers/legends fiddling around with the Fairlight CMI, the first 8bit digital sampler that also became one of the blueprints for the DAW as we know it today. Look how similar the concept of arranging on a digital interface is compared to our digital workstations today. It's truly amazing just to realize that this thing was introduced way back in 1979.

  • Yadira Metz

    1) On a sampler or a DAW. I use Ableton and a SP-404 myself. 2) Don Goldman has been one of my favorites for a while. He used to go by Junior Mungus and released an epic split with Ritchrd, on Patient Sounds. Tapes are sold out, but they are still giving out free downloads. 3) I mostly find tracks on Bandcamp... I keep an eye out for good cassette releases, since I prefer physical over digital.

  • Jo Harris

    Yeah there are still keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, workstations and Digital Pianos. You get that a synthesizer or sampler is going to be completely useless to her? You can't afford any keyboards with a sound you'll want and she won't like them. You can't afford a workstation. You're looking for 2 different things.

  • Watson Kihn

    There is also an XW-G1 sampler version that has a few different features. Both look like solid workstations. I have strongly considered purchasing both and likely will buy one at some point. http://www.casio.com/products/electronic-musical-instruments/digital-synthesizers/xw-g1

  • Brandi Wyman

    Well, for a "budget" machine it's not bad. $600 is still a lot for a sampler with few extra features. Disappointed there's no digital drum synthesis engine. Hopefully Roland releases a TR-08 this year, that's pretty much what I was looking for with the Digitakt being I don't have the room for a TR-8.

  • Lucile Stroman

    Definitely beautiful. Is there a major difference between a digital and a real, analog sampler? OT, it's definitely something I'd listen to on a daily basis. The kicks are a bit too thumpy in my opinion, but other than that, it's delicious. Left a comment and liked. Definitely on the right path.

  • Aurelie Wiegand

    Strat > Boss TU-12 tuner > big box Muff > MXR Envelope Filter > DigiTech Whammy > DOD 280 compressor > SD-1 > RAT > Bixonic Expandora > Boss CH-1 > EHX Small Stone > EHX Deluxe Memory Man > Boss DD-3 > Arion DDS1 Digital Delay/Sampler > Vox AC15

  • Buck Jacobs

    Collector's Edition includes: - Day 1 Edition Game with: Classic, Enforcer and Intruder DLC Packs - Digital Novella - Digital Comic Book - Extra in-game mission - Digital Artbook and Digital OST Sampler - 9" Adam Jensen Figurine - 48 page Titan Art Book - Limited Edition Steel book

  • Jakayla Monahan

    The Roland S-series samplers and W-30 workstation are 12-bit. The S-550 is a good one and there's one on eBay for $159. http://m.ebay.com/itm/ROLAND-S550-Digital-Sampler-With-Midi-Cable-Works-Great-/131592763491?nav=SEARCH

  • Tressa D'Amore

    > one gentleman barking into a rack of digital reverb units while a couple of other guys fed a never-ending stream of floppy discs into their sampler That's probably the most concise description of 80s Skinny Puppy possible. I would have loved to catch them live in their prime.

  • Scarlett Anderson

    I would probably find all use for all the features you mentioned, but I would especially love to see reaktor-style nodal digital coding. It'd also be awesome if it had a full-featured kontakt-style sampler for making your own sample instruments.

  • Elvera Bechtelar

    When I started I had a four track analog recorder, a Roland JX3P, a Roland sampler with 1second of sample time, a Yamaha drum machine with pre-programmed beats...including waltz and foxtrot, and a Boss digital delay pedal. The possibilities seemed endless!

  • Jena King

    It's an obsolete filter IC from an 80s sampler. It's digitally controlled but has an analog input and output. I expect the load might be higher on the positive rail because the digital part of the chip won't use -5V, but that's a wild guess.

  • Bert Auer

    They used to do that on here if you look at the "community Music" near the top. I'm totally down. That would be really cool to do a digital sampler every month. I tried to message the moderators to get this running again.

  • Destin Hilpert

    Man, the Midi I don't know if it's just me, but having a full sampler, digital drum synth, AND 8 tracks of the legendary Elektron sequencer designed specifically to work with outboard gear, but this thing is making me tingle.

  • Maud Cormier

    Maybe you're onto something. "Eight voice digital *drum computer* & sampler" and "sound engine ... sampling capable" – perhaps some built in drum synthesis exists but is underwhelming?

  • Audreanne Spinka

    Really dude just buy a second cheap laptop and your preferred midi interface. Current standalone hardware sampler technology is lagging way behind modular /digital options.

  • Raina Legros

    > sound engine ... sampling capable This is what throws me off. I get that it's a sampler, but "digital sound engine with sampling capability" implies that there is something more to it.

  • Allie Tremblay

    A DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as garage band, fruity loops, ableton, etc. A MIDI keyboard or beatpad A turntable/sampler Digital drum kits/instruments

  • Alexandrea Kuvalis

    I think the workstation in a box is fair. I have an electribe 2 sampler and find it a great workhorse of my setup. I go dawless and record to a digital multitrack and the e2s is a great brain.

  • Cody Hudson

    But that doesn't mean that the original mixes or even tapes didn't have a bottlenecking point of 16/44, say like a sampler other 1993-era digital equipment.

  • Curtis Greenfelder

    My mid-80s Arion DDS1 Digital Delay/Sampler has all the features you've described. Obviously a different form factor, but I wonder if they're directly related.

  • Abigale Leannon

    It's the noisiest line in of any sampler I've ever used and it's not the good kind of analogue MS20 rev1 noise. It's the bad USB digital artifact noise.

  • Nina Jacobs

    I'm (very) interested in the Positive and maybe the LS-2. Any interest in an Arion DDS1 Digital Delay/Sampler or Boss FT-2 Dynamic Filter?

  • Vaughn Ernser

    Roland MKS100 Emulator II Roland S330/550 Boss RSD 10 Digital Sampler/Delay. All horrible old things but each with unique characters.

  • Aida Balistreri

    Exactly. Just call it a sampler and be done with it. "digital drum computer" suggests that it's a drum machine, not a sampler.

  • Lucio Stehr

    Hold up. So you're saying I can get this masterpiece of a shirt, AND a three song digital sampler? Dreams really can come true.

  • Lindsey Smith

    It did/does exist but since it is just buttons it was really just a digital sampler. Not a true analog stringed instrument.

  • Devin Kling

    Digital sampler, digital drum pad, and maybe an effects loop on the left but the potato is blurry

  • Aletha Barton

    Looks like Elektron has announced a digital drum machine/sampler rather than the FX unit everyone was expecting.

  • Dean Abernathy

    It's not digital analog. It's not a simulation of a circuit, it's a sampler.

  • Jarod Hand

    Hey, any interest in an Arion DDS-1 Digital Delay/Sampler or a Boss FT-2 for the MA Positive?

  • Orrin Jakubowski

    Says digital drum computer and sampler.

  • Arthur Heidenreich

    I think it was a DOD Digital Delay/Sampler.

  • Foster Crooks

    Game Theory used to be like Mythbuster's for video games, even with the philosophical Mattpat could often put some pretty damn solid evidence for it, lately it *can* be interesting but it really is stuff that's much harder to prove. Lately it seems like many of the episodes don't provide this same level of evidence. The biggest problem with the show is Matt is **constantly** tackling topics that are brand new on the shelf (Undertale, FNaF) and don't get me wrong some of those are okay, but to use a metaphor here: the dust hasn't even all settled and Matt is looking through what has with a magnifying glass. It occurs to me as I'm writing this that some of the best episodes lately, are ones that look at series that have been around for some time (Salad fingers and DHMIS come to mind). While Matt's theories are generally somewhat unique to what is out on the web sometimes, I'm sure he's reading through them and gathering evidence or finding new ways of looking at stuff. Finally the 2 part episodes just feel unnecessary sometimes, and the second part will have a good 5-10 minutes of filler or review before he gets to the additional evidence. This is really frustrating as a viewer because it's waiting 2 weeks for like 5 minutes of new info and a conclusion. Sometimes, it really feels like it could be compressed to 1 episode (not trying to cause more strain to the creators, sorry Ronnie!) Also, the other thing for two parts I know pisses people off is when he says next time in the video and it's 4-6 weeks later instead. I understand they aren't ready yet and that's okay. The solution here is simple for Mattpat, give more slack in your schedule to make it work, if he says it's going to be 2 or even 3 episodes from now that's okay! At the end of the day Matt (and I'm using the term loosely here) works *for* the viewer, be it as a hobby or for his profit. To put all this in a simple metaphor: if I order something from Amazon, I expect that product, not something similar or close to it, I also am not super fond when the package has more weight in packing material than the actual product is, and finally, if Amazon tells me something will ship from them in 2 weeks I expect it to ship in 2 weeks. Now even Amazon isn't perfect (take the 2 weeks thing for example) *but* they are very good 97% of the time. I don't think people would have such an issue if these things were less common but the issues I listed above are become **more** common as time goes on. I think people are upset because the show just isn't maintaining the same levels of quality and it doesn't seem to have good reasons for doing so either

  • Litzy Hilll

    For future reference: The form to report copyright infringement **(which in this case can only be done by Scott or a legally appointed representative)** is [here](https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports/infringement). More information on their requirements when reporting copyright infringement can be found in their [TOS](https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=508088#copyright) under "Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement". To report copyright infringement to Amazon, send an email to "[email protected]" with the book name, ASIN number, and description copied from the item page. The ASIN number is in the Product Details column between "Language" and "Text-to-Speech". Sending a link to the item page **will not work** and will sort your email as spam, so don't include a link. Copyright infringement can only be inferred IF the book's title, art, or content can be confirmed as being owned or created by someone who is not the author. "FNaF" is commonly understood as referring to Five Nights at Freddy's, BUT is not actually copyrighted as such (Scott owns a copyright for "FNAF World" but not a copyright for "FNaF"). His lawyer could easily make the case that it is a recognized acronym for the game and properties being sold for profit are using it as such, which is damaging to the copyright owner and fully intentional. *ANYWAYS* please look at the description, cover art, and any available previews to determine whether the book is actually violating copyright (using art, characters, titles, or other works created and owned by Scott Cawthon). If you find a product which is using fan-created art, find the original artist by doing a reverse Google Image search, then notify the artist. It falls to them to ask for credit or ask the seller to take the listing down. Informing Amazon in this case will do nothing, as no official copyright is being violated. Arguing with the seller will do nothing. Contact the artist and encourage them to handle it. The artist could notify Amazon and let them know their art is being used for this product without permission, which could result in the product being pulled from open listings. I'm going to create a separate post for this information, because there is an astounding amount of self-published copyright-infringing BS on Amazon right now, and hopefully our community can help get it knocked down. I hope you guys would agree that allowing some rando to profit off of this is wrong, both legally and ethically.

  • Alessandro Halvorson

    Difficulty in RPGs is a strange thing. I remember how ridiculously hardcore the original vanilla Level-50 cap version of World of Warcraft was. Where a single dungeon, Lower Blackrock spire, contained links to 50+ quests and several custom-made epic challenges that characters would have to face to advance parts of their story. The place was a twisted BEEHIVE of passages criss-crossing each other in 3D space, filled with yawning abysses ready to devour the adventurer who too one wrong step. Or provide a shortcut for a guide who knew everything. If you didn't bring someone with you who actually knew the place, you could get lost in it forever. "Frustration" doesn't even begin to describe the horrific masterpieces known as Upper and Lower Blackrock Spire (the Leeroy Jenkins room is in Upper Blackrock, aka the "Dragon Hatchery of Death" room. It has about ten quests in it) which also lead to both of the first to Epic Final Bosses of the game circa Level 50. Players complained that it was TOO HARDCORE. You really felt like someone who fell out of an airplane that was trying to navigate the Amazon Rain-forest on foot without any experience. Players who did know their way around were invaluable, and the quest to achieve such knowledge yourself was an epic story of its own that had absolutely nothing to do with the actual coded quests for the dungeons. Then, in later levels, Blizzard decided to make things more kid friendly. So you got a bunch of linear dungeons that were clearly marked, and impossible to get lost in, places that didn't really seem to be actual living spaces where YOU were the invader the residents who lived there were trying to stop, just scripted challenges designed to entertain players. .... While I appreciated the change in focus in the later levels of Wow, the part of me that was proud of the horrors I faced at Level 50 quietly felt like something precious had been lost. Parts of FNAF World might have been frustrating, but there was real joy when you figured them out.

  • Camren Crona

    Funny you mention it, the other day my mom saw that it was recommended to her from an email from Amazon. Cause Amazon recommends you items based on your search history. She asked if I wanted it and I said yeah. So yeah basically I pre ordered it. (Also, Amazon also recommended *other* FNAF stuff in that email. Stuff like "FNAF: Funny Jokes and Memes". When my mom asked if I wanted that too I was just like "no.....no just the first one please")

  • Wilfred Dooley

    I wanna be the biggest fan, Like no one ever was. To buy them all is my real test, To put them in my room is my cause, I will travel across Amazon.com, Searching far and wide. Buy FNaF Merch to show them off, And prove that I'm very rich! FNaF merch, its you and me I know its my destiny FNaF Merch, oh, you're my biggest wish, In a world full of FNaF fans!- I give up.

  • Naomie Bartoletti

    Well here's the new things: * New FNAF novel called "The Twisted Ones" was revealed. As of currently it has an Amazon page but is not released. * A FNAF guidebook is being made called "The Freddy Files" * The FNAF movie is being reworked because of some problems in the past years.

  • Nikolas Schaefer

    I just saw that walmart has Fnaf POP Figures. I picked up some in the states and they are pretty cool. Toys R Us also carries some sets. They were on sale so but i'm not sure if its still on. Other then that i'm sure most comic and game stores would carry it. And there is always Amazon.

  • Alyson Conroy

    where i live there aren't any stores that sell the fnaf plushies, so i just got them off of amazon and ebay and they weren't too pricey either, so i recommend buying them online if you really want the rarer ones

  • Jerad Hettinger

    I took a huge risk in buying one off Ebay, it cost me 30 dollars, and I bought it literally 2 days before they appeared on Walmart's site for $8. It's a huge risk to buy FNaF stuff off Ebay, and even Amazon, due to the high chance of bootlegs.

  • Damon Hettinger

    1. I lost the book when my Amazon Plus expired. :( 2. FNaF captured my imagination with the mystery, and the theory community it fostered. Also, animatronics tickle that uncanny valley bone. 3. 124 4. Paperback, please. Digital books vanish.

  • Ayden Christiansen

    Luckily for me, this year I got nothing FNaF related. Only reason I'm happy is because last year I got some cringy books that you'll usually find on Amazon.

  • Wava Rowe

    There are a *ton* of well made bootlegs by Microplush on Amazon. Heck, the FNAF hats they sell are BETTER than the official hats, and that's saying something

  • Monica Rodriguez

    I have barely any FNaF merch in my area. No Gamestop around here, no Spencers, no Target that I know of. I get all my FNaF stuff on good 'ol amazon :v

  • Luisa Medhurst

    Apparently the kids love it. The FNAF plush are cute, but I rather get mine from China/Amazon/Ebay.

  • Lurline Hilll

    I'm happy I didn't see that in the suggestions when buying FNAF toys last night on Amazon...

  • Adan Willms

    Or a unofficial FNaF book in Amazon.

  • Giovanni Welch

    >That being said dont go overboard with it. If you aren't a guy that can grow a good beard then don't try it. I know I'm not. I can grow a hell of a moustache but no beard. I do the clean shaven face thing and that works for me. If you can do the stubble kind of like Staham or Leto has then that's also a possibility as long as you keep it groomed. Keep in mind most models also do clean shaven, so if you aren't a facial hair guy don't feel bad at all. If you have a lean face(which we'll cover later) then clean shaven actually looks very sharp. > > >* **Basic face care:** Alright you don't have to go overboard with this, and many people do. I have zero acne and maybe spend 100 dollars a year on my face, period. It is not necessary to have a bathroom like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho to have good skin. I'm thirty years old and people frequently think I'm in college if I go to parties. I use four things. Some kind of face wash, [like this.](https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Foaming-Facial-Cleanser-Ounce/dp/B003YMJJSK/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1488603103&sr=1-6&keywords=face%2Bwash&th=1) Notice how it is meant for both oily and dry skin and helps protect the skin from future damage. CeraVe is a great brand. I usually use it in the mornings after a nice hot shower post workout, the pores are wide open and a facial wash works the best at that point. At night I use a [moisturizing lotion](https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Moisturizing-Facial-Lotion-Ounce/dp/B00365DABC/ref=pd_sim_194_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00365DABC&pd_rd_r=VTDV5Q8RGHJBJJ41YYM5&pd_rd_w=Qhkae&pd_rd_wg=pOKy1&psc=1&refRID=VTDV5Q8RGHJBJJ41YYM5) to keep the face hydrated and not dry. The other two things are a good sweat from exercise and a gallon and a half to two gallons of water a day. Nothing, and I mean nothing will do your skin better than exercise and drinking water. Sweat releases toxins from the skin, expels bacteria, and keeps the bodies system clean. That's why you feel so good after a Sauna and people have been using hot springs, saunas, and the like for recovery for thousands of years. It sure as hell isn't for the intense heat. It's for the benefit of sweating, that ancients have known this for centuries. Water is even better in my opinion. Water balances out pH levels, cleans the kidneys and filtrates the body. It is literally like oil to a car. People have been known to see miraculous recoveries in acne and facial scarring just by going from drinking hardly any water to a gallon a day for a couple of months. Aside from being extremely healthy from a nutritional standpoint, consider that water provides you two benefits. One from a sports performance standpoint, and the other from a facial standpoint. > >* **Teeth:** I'm going to make this simple. They need to be as straight and white as they can. If you are an adult and you don't have straight teeth, consider getting braces. As much as I hated them when I was a kid, technology has come a LONG way and braces may only have to be put on your teeth for a couple of years to get them straight. Trust me, the few years it takes is more than worth it. There are even many variants today like Invisalign and stuff that you can get in case you are self conscious about them. It absolutely boggles the mind that there are people that would rather have chainsaw teeth and blow all of their money buying a 20,000 dollar car with 600$ payments that they can't make than fix their god damn teeth. Teeth are not that expensive, a good dentist and good insurance can save you a hell of a lot of money. You'll be surprised if you go to the dentist and ask for an estimate how little they actually cost nowadays. I was just talking to a dentist friend of mine about this recently. As far as whitening, get your teeth whited regularly and use good toothpaste that is known for whitening. May favorite brand is Crest. I'm not a huge fan of whitening mouthwashes because they generally make my teeth hurt like a son of a bitch, but your mileage may vary. In general I think straight teeth are FAR more important than white teeth. As long as your teeth aren't as yellow as butter popcorn at the movies you are all right in this department. > > > **BODY** > >Arguably the most important section on this entire guide. A man's body is literally the one thing he has completely control over. You want bigger arms? Follow the badass former powerlifting champion and Army Veteran known as [CT Fletcher](https://youtu.be/JHiKDa4ip_Q?t=3m23s). Want to build a straight aesthetic physique? There are a billion guides to that as well. More and more guys in the world today are choosing a life of video games, Netflix, instant gratification, sleeping in in the mornings, and having cold pizza for breakfast. They are men in large quantities that are choosing to be forever alone. Most of them are men that have no clue how close to they are to the top 20%, but what can you do? They make excuses. They blame everyone else for their mistakes. It wasn't their fault their body is in this condition, it was the school system's for not having physical education in the 6th grade. It was the coach who wouldn't let them try out for the sports team. It was the parents who fed them what their parents fed them and had the nutritional knowledge of Attila The Hungry. Devour everything in sight. Do not be these people. More men in this world are stuck at the 25-50%. The 25-50% is a cancer, a disgust. Women absolutely hate men in the 25-50% and so do other men. Men in this zone are unattractive enough to not be a top 20% male, but not unattractive enough to get flirts and phone numbers. In general though women will flake their dates, not respond to their texts, and string them along before throwing them into the friend zone. Bosses will reject their promotions and requests for pay raises. Family will treat you like problem child. And you will have no respect from anybody. I would say bout 75% of men, maybe even more fall into this range. They are the ones who scour pickups forums at the wee hour in the morning searching for that right nugget or information to just trick the girl into liking them long enough to they can finally have sex once. It's pathetic. If someone would tell them the truth, and stop lying to them to get seminar sales and to sell "dating" courses, they would tell them the truth. If you aren't a top 20% male in today's society you are looked at with disdain and utter disgust by the general population. You are a ghost, a nobody. Trust me, I know the feeling. No matter how well you do in your job, the guy with the straighter teeth who is 15% bodyfat or less seems to be doing better. No matter how well and confidently you talk to a girl, she just seems to be completely playing you. Even if you get her number, she flakes and dissapears. She ghosts you. Or you get the "Oh was that tonight..". I'll tell you what. Since I have gotten under 15% body fat, I have never been flaked again, and I've gone out with 5x the amount of women I ever have in my entire life. Body fat is everything gentlemen. Read the guide to get to the next level, and get past the bullshit tactics. > >**The Workout** > > In general what I help guys do is build both an aesthetic and a powerful athletic physique. So you have the best of both worlds. Nobody wants to look beach ready, but when shit actually goes down their body is all show and no go. And nobody wants to look roided up, slow and stiffer than Frankenstein, unable to do a basic box jump or climb one flight of stairs without needing an oxygen mask. There is a fine balance between the middle of athleticism and aesthetics that is very possible. The ancient Greeks realized this. They were some of the most athletic people ever, after all they created the Olympics. Which was so popular it is still around today when many other athletic events did not withstand time. And yet, they were aesthetic, as seen in their paintings, sculptures, and art. The Greeks praised a body that could be both. They wanted show and go, and anything less was a failure. The great Socrates said, "No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." I completely agree with him. And with that here is the basics of my **Greek Titan Program.** The program I used to transform my body from fat mass, to ripped muscle. > >Idea behind the Greek Titan Program >-Get below 13% bodyfat >-Strong V taper development >-Athleticism >-Calisthenics based > >My typical week, I work out every day. Now before you freak out, this isn't that hard to do. You just have to work out for less time. Instead of having three 1 1/2 to 2 hour workouts a week, you workout everyday for about 30-45 minutes. Maybe an hour if you need to do some conditioning(we don't call it cardio). Cycling muscle groups, nothing ever gets worked without a 48 hour rest period in between. So there is no "overtraining". A beginner can walk right into Greek Titan and succeed, all they need to do is adjust the weight /reps to their level. There are only two workouts. An A workout and a B workout. We will cycle on and off for the entire week. You'll see how it works at the end. [Useful Equipment to have] (https://bodylastics.com/product/mega-resistance-set-404-lbs-of-resistance/) These bands are made of super durable paracord that is military rated at far higher of a pressure than you can ever put on it. I have used them for years without issues. They are anti snap free, and are the best bands on the market. And they don't cost and arm and a leg. Of course if you want you can always use a gym and traditional weights. I also have calisthenics versions for those without either. I have provided videos for some more obscure movements, otherwise use youtube to find the exercises they are all available there. > >**Workout A (Upper Body)** >

  • Heidi Breitenberg

    >That being said dont go overboard with it. If you aren't a guy that can grow a good beard then don't try it. I know I'm not. I can grow a hell of a moustache but no beard. I do the clean shaven face thing and that works for me. If you can do the stubble kind of like Staham or Leto has then that's also a possibility as long as you keep it groomed. Keep in mind most models also do clean shaven, so if you aren't a facial hair guy don't feel bad at all. If you have a lean face(which we'll cover later) then clean shaven actually looks very sharp. > > >* **Basic face care:** Alright you don't have to go overboard with this, and many people do. I have zero acne and maybe spend 100 dollars a year on my face, period. It is not necessary to have a bathroom like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho to have good skin. I'm thirty years old and people frequently think I'm in college if I go to parties. I use four things. Some kind of face wash, [like this.](https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Foaming-Facial-Cleanser-Ounce/dp/B003YMJJSK/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1488603103&sr=1-6&keywords=face%2Bwash&th=1) Notice how it is meant for both oily and dry skin and helps protect the skin from future damage. CeraVe is a great brand. I usually use it in the mornings after a nice hot shower post workout, the pores are wide open and a facial wash works the best at that point. At night I use a [moisturizing lotion](https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Moisturizing-Facial-Lotion-Ounce/dp/B00365DABC/ref=pd_sim_194_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00365DABC&pd_rd_r=VTDV5Q8RGHJBJJ41YYM5&pd_rd_w=Qhkae&pd_rd_wg=pOKy1&psc=1&refRID=VTDV5Q8RGHJBJJ41YYM5) to keep the face hydrated and not dry. The other two things are a good sweat from exercise and a gallon and a half to two gallons of water a day. Nothing, and I mean nothing will do your skin better than exercise and drinking water. Sweat releases toxins from the skin, expels bacteria, and keeps the bodies system clean. That's why you feel so good after a Sauna and people have been using hot springs, saunas, and the like for recovery for thousands of years. It sure as hell isn't for the intense heat. It's for the benefit of sweating, that ancients have known this for centuries. Water is even better in my opinion. Water balances out pH levels, cleans the kidneys and filtrates the body. It is literally like oil to a car. People have been known to see miraculous recoveries in acne and facial scarring just by going from drinking hardly any water to a gallon a day for a couple of months. Aside from being extremely healthy from a nutritional standpoint, consider that water provides you two benefits. One from a sports performance standpoint, and the other from a facial standpoint. > >* **Teeth:** I'm going to make this simple. They need to be as straight and white as they can. If you are an adult and you don't have straight teeth, consider getting braces. As much as I hated them when I was a kid, technology has come a LONG way and braces may only have to be put on your teeth for a couple of years to get them straight. Trust me, the few years it takes is more than worth it. There are even many variants today like Invisalign and stuff that you can get in case you are self conscious about them. It absolutely boggles the mind that there are people that would rather have chainsaw teeth and blow all of their money buying a 20,000 dollar car with 600$ payments that they can't make than fix their god damn teeth. Teeth are not that expensive, a good dentist and good insurance can save you a hell of a lot of money. You'll be surprised if you go to the dentist and ask for an estimate how little they actually cost nowadays. I was just talking to a dentist friend of mine about this recently. As far as whitening, get your teeth whited regularly and use good toothpaste that is known for whitening. May favorite brand is Crest. I'm not a huge fan of whitening mouthwashes because they generally make my teeth hurt like a son of a bitch, but your mileage may vary. In general I think straight teeth are FAR more important than white teeth. As long as your teeth aren't as yellow as butter popcorn at the movies you are all right in this department. > > > **BODY** > >Arguably the most important section on this entire guide. A man's body is literally the one thing he has completely control over. You want bigger arms? Follow the badass former powerlifting champion and Army Veteran known as [CT Fletcher](https://youtu.be/JHiKDa4ip_Q?t=3m23s). Want to build a straight aesthetic physique? There are a billion guides to that as well. More and more guys in the world today are choosing a life of video games, Netflix, instant gratification, sleeping in in the mornings, and having cold pizza for breakfast. They are men in large quantities that are choosing to be forever alone. Most of them are men that have no clue how close to they are to the top 20%, but what can you do? They make excuses. They blame everyone else for their mistakes. It wasn't their fault their body is in this condition, it was the school system's for not having physical education in the 6th grade. It was the coach who wouldn't let them try out for the sports team. It was the parents who fed them what their parents fed them and had the nutritional knowledge of Attila The Hungry. Devour everything in sight. Do not be these people. More men in this world are stuck at the 25-50%. The 25-50% is a cancer, a disgust. Women absolutely hate men in the 25-50% and so do other men. Men in this zone are unattractive enough to not be a top 20% male, but not unattractive enough to get flirts and phone numbers. In general though women will flake their dates, not respond to their texts, and string them along before throwing them into the friend zone. Bosses will reject their promotions and requests for pay raises. Family will treat you like problem child. And you will have no respect from anybody. I would say bout 75% of men, maybe even more fall into this range. They are the ones who scour pickups forums at the wee hour in the morning searching for that right nugget or information to just trick the girl into liking them long enough to they can finally have sex once. It's pathetic. If someone would tell them the truth, and stop lying to them to get seminar sales and to sell "dating" courses, they would tell them the truth. If you aren't a top 20% male in today's society you are looked at with disdain and utter disgust by the general population. You are a ghost, a nobody. Trust me, I know the feeling. No matter how well you do in your job, the guy with the straighter teeth who is 15% bodyfat or less seems to be doing better. No matter how well and confidently you talk to a girl, she just seems to be completely playing you. Even if you get her number, she flakes and dissapears. She ghosts you. Or you get the "Oh was that tonight..". I'll tell you what. Since I have gotten under 15% body fat, I have never been flaked again, and I've gone out with 5x the amount of women I ever have in my entire life. Body fat is everything gentlemen. Read the guide to get to the next level, and get past the bullshit tactics. > >**The Workout** > > In general what I help guys do is build both an aesthetic and a powerful athletic physique. So you have the best of both worlds. Nobody wants to look beach ready, but when shit actually goes down their body is all show and no go. And nobody wants to look roided up, slow and stiffer than Frankenstein, unable to do a basic box jump or climb one flight of stairs without needing an oxygen mask. There is a fine balance between the middle of athleticism and aesthetics that is very possible. The ancient Greeks realized this. They were some of the most athletic people ever, after all they created the Olympics. Which was so popular it is still around today when many other athletic events did not withstand time. And yet, they were aesthetic, as seen in their paintings, sculptures, and art. The Greeks praised a body that could be both. They wanted show and go, and anything less was a failure. The great Socrates said, "No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." I completely agree with him. And with that here is the basics of my **Greek Titan Program.** The program I used to transform my body from fat mass, to ripped muscle. > >Idea behind the Greek Titan Program >-Get below 13% bodyfat >-Strong V taper development >-Athleticism >-Calisthenics based > >My typical week, I work out every day. Now before you freak out, this isn't that hard to do. You just have to work out for less time. Instead of having three 1 1/2 to 2 hour workouts a week, you workout everyday for about 30-45 minutes. Maybe an hour if you need to do some conditioning(we don't call it cardio). Cycling muscle groups, nothing ever gets worked without a 48 hour rest period in between. So there is no "overtraining". A beginner can walk right into Greek Titan and succeed, all they need to do is adjust the weight /reps to their level. There are only two workouts. An A workout and a B workout. We will cycle on and off for the entire week. You'll see how it works at the end. [Useful Equipment to have] (https://bodylastics.com/product/mega-resistance-set-404-lbs-of-resistance/) These bands are made of super durable paracord that is military rated at far higher of a pressure than you can ever put on it. I have used them for years without issues. They are anti snap free, and are the best bands on the market. And they don't cost and arm and a leg. Of course if you want you can always use a gym and traditional weights. I also have calisthenics versions for those without either. I have provided videos for some more obscure movements, otherwise use youtube to find the exercises they are all available there. > >**Workout A (Upper Body)** >

  • Luther Beahan

    Congrats for getting back into it! REI has a very good [camping checklist](https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/family-camping-checklist.html). REI sells high quality stuff that is usually out of the price range of most beginners, so use it as a general guide on what you need, not necessarily the exact items you want to buy. Here are some recommendations for the basics. I'm linking to Amazon so you can see the products, but they should be available anywhere. Tent - [Coleman Montana 8](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000001594-Parent-Montana-8-Person-Tent/dp/B00W05C8HQ). It's a well regarded tent for the price. Big enough for a family, can fit a couple of queen size air mattresses in there (kids can share a full size mattress or bring smaller inflatables). There's 6-person as well, however both of these may be a bit big four you at the moment. I'm leaving them there for future reference. The [Coleman Sundome 4](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000007827-Sundome-4-Person-Tent/dp/B004J2GUOU) is a cheap, no frills tent. If you want to get out there without spending too much money, but want to fit a queen airbed, this one will work. This would work for a family of three for a while, a family of four for a little while longer, but once the kids grow you'll probably want a larger tent. The [Coleman Evanston 4](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Evanston-Screened-Green-6-Person/dp/B004E4AW1K) has a screened in vestibule, nice to be able to get in and out of the tent without letting all the bugs in, and have a place to leave your dirty boots. The [coleman Instant Tent 4](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004E4AVY8) - quick and easy fair weather tent. Note it doesn't come with a fly, so if it rains you have to zip up the windows which will make the inside very hot and stuffy. Whatever tent you get, make sure you take it out of the bag and try setting it up a few times. When setting up the tent, make sure you take out the poles and stakes and set them in a specific location, so they don't get lost and they don't get stepped on (and broken). If anything is confusing, get it sorted out before you go! Sleeping bags - depends on where you are going and when. You can buy Coleman synthetic bags pretty cheap at most outdoor stores. Synthetic bags are generally heavy and bulky, but will get the job done. The rating on the bag is generally the extreme rating... as in you probably won't die at that temp but it might be a cold miserable night. Mummy bags save some weight and some bulk and are warmer, but some don't like the constrictive nature of the bags. Bring pillows from home to make things more comfortable (but note that you may have to wash them when you get home). Throw pillows will work, probably better than "backpacking" pillows. Or you can fill the sleeping bag stuff sack with spare clothes and jackets... I generally use throw pillows car camping. Mattress pad - if you're car camping, don't bother with backpacking pads. Bring full size Coleman air mattresses, or even a queen. Remember you'll need some way to inflate the pad; a battery operated pump will work but is slow. You can get a pump that plugs in, but you 1. need an inverter in the car, 2. need an extension from the car into the tent since the inflated mattress probably won't fit through the door of the tent. Make sure you get the dimensions of all the air mattresses and the dimensions of the tent and make sure everything fits with some room to spare. Remember that you also need room for gear; of course the car is right there and you can always leave gear in the car, but on a chilly morning it's nicer to just open your bag and get a hat rather than run out to the car. Stove - [Camp Chef Everest](https://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-Mountain-Burner-Pressure/dp/B004S3HDBO) dual burner propane stove. The [Coleman dual burner stove](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000020943NP-Classic-Propane-Stove/dp/B00005OU9D) is a classic, works well and is a bit cheaper. Cookset - I use full size pots and pans for car camping. You can just bring what you have at home (not too big, the stove won't fit big pots and pans), or maybe find cheaper stuff in the clearance section of some stores (if the stuff at home is too nice to bring camping). Along with the pots and pans, bring your usual utensils. You can bring paper plates, plastic cups and forks/knives, or buy "camping" stuff. Don't forget the spices and condiments, trivets for hot plates, coffee, tea, bottle/wine opener... Water - Is there potable water at the campsite? Are you bringing your water or do you need to filter? I generally bring a couple of [Coleman 5 gallon water jug](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-5-Gallon-Collapsible-Water-Carrier/dp/B000088O9Y). They collapse until I need them... but you really can't fill them all the way up since they're really difficult to carry. Or you might be able to buy water at the grocery store and just bring what you need - 1 gallon per day per person should be fine, more if it's hot and you're being very active. Washing - if there's no washing facilities, you want to bring a [wash basin](https://www.amazon.com/STERILITE-06578012-Sterilite-White-Dishpan/dp/B0039V2G5E) to clean up the dishes and utensils. Don't forget the dish soap and sponge for cleaning pots and pans. Cooler - [Coleman Xtreme 70quart](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-70-Quart-Xtreme-Cooler/dp/B00AU6G81Y). Or the Igloo Max. I prefer something smaller since I've got a smaller sedan and will run into town more frequently. If you're only going overnight or two, you may only need a small cooler... but if your kids drink lots of milk or only cool juice, you may want to invest in a good size, well rated cooler. Headlamps - it's good for everyone to have their own headlamps. The [Black Diamond Spot](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011K7JCXC/ref=twister_B0049Y0YTU) is a good headlamp from a great company. You can a cheap [Energizer Headlamp](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TI8GSHY) for under $15 for young kids, they're not that great compared to the Black Diamond headlamps... but for the price they work well enough. Camp lantern - [Coleman propane lanterns](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Northstar-Propane-Lantern-Case/dp/B00HUG7OZQ) are the ol' standard, work great and cast great light. Uses the same 1lb propane tanks as the stove. But many are going with LED lanterns... these [Cheap camp lanterns on Amazon](https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Portable-Outdoor-Batteries-Collapsible/dp/B00XM8HTIS) are a pretty good deal, I've got some like them and they work fine. Very bright and very white, but cheap and effective. Packing/hauling - [Rubbermaid tote](https://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-FG2212CPSTEEL-Tote-14-Gallon). These tubs make a great way to haul and store gear. I also store food in my tubs; make sure you can secure them so critters can't get in. Tarp - bring a couple. It's good to have one tarp to hang over the cooking / eating area. You'll need some rope or cord to tie these up. Folding chairs and tables - bring 'em if you've got 'em. It's much easier to cook standing up at a table. Firewood - call ahead or check online, some campsites have firewood restrictions; some places you can't forage for wood and you need to buy it locally. Garbage bags - bring a couple of big ones, a bunch of smaller bags if you need to pack up smelly stuff. Well, I hope that enough for a start. Good luck!

  • Lavinia Schroeder

    Enjoy the lil novel on my first experience with Memebox, old reviews of Laneige favorites (some not pictured!) and a mask for the driest of the dry Sahara Desert turned Amazon Rainforest skin. Some things to note: I have dry, 22 year old skin. I'm on a budget (college) and these items have been tested for one week. **memebox items!** 1. Cosrx Snail Mucin Power Essence As someone just starting dosing my skin with snail essences, this is really all that it's cracked up to be. I remember using it overnight and honestly thinking to myself could this really be improving my skin's texture in just 10 hours? I think this is the item that's improved my skin the MOST given the time frame (tested these items for 1 week now, using every morning and night). No smell, slightly tacky feeling on the skin, sinks in fairly quickly. 2. Labiotte Lotus Total Recovery Emulsion Gorgeous, heavy bottle with a pump! I feel like all the emulsions I find are in a hard bottle with an opening and totally impossible to pump out product. Quickly hydrates in a milky formula – great for applying makeup on top of. I think this is just a no-fuss moisturizer that I purchased because of its cheap price and I'm happy! There is *one* slight con... the smell. It doesn't bother me because it reminds me STRAIGHT UP of my grandma's makeup products. I'm pretty sure it's a violet scent, but anywho, it goes away quickly if you're sensitive to that stuff. I actually don't hate it because 1. I'm moisturizing 2. I'm thinking of grandma. 3. Skinfood Strawberry Black Sugar Mask I bought this because I knew I'd be crazy about the scent, wanted something new to exfoliate, and saw the good reviews! It's just ok. I like the exfoliating bits, but I used it as a mask with my boyfriend and we just watched TV and you really cannot touch your face, accidentally brush your face, on anything or you'll be super messy, so I'm sticking to using this as a exfoliator in the shower. In that sense, it works great – the granules are big but not tough. And it smells like strawberry candy. My face felt nice and soft afterwards. 4. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence It's only been a week, but I feel as if this essence does the same thing as my Cosrx. And the Cosrx is much more cost effective given the amount of product you get. However, Cosrx I won't be traveling with, and this I will definitely travel with because of its compact size. I love them both – can't distinguish a huge difference and could have just stuck with Cosrx. 5. Guerisson 9-complex Horse Oil This is your ticket to getting super hydrated, plump and soft skin for winter. I'm obsessed with how this feels, smells, and even the container is cute. I will definitely not need this in the summer months, but during fall/winter, I highly recommend this if you're struggling with dry, patchy skin. (I purchased several sheet masks from Memebox, but haven't tried them yet.) **Laneige Trial Skincare Box** Last summer I purchased a [travel box of Laneige skin care items](http://www.target.com/p/laneige-hydration-trial-kit-6pcs/-/A-16643910?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9060063&gclid=CMbQkZuduNICFZS2wAodtsILLQ&gclsrc=aw.ds) from Target (my first AB purchase eva) and I just ran out of most of the products the other day, so I'll review them as well. I've been testing them for about 5 months (really substantial sizes on a lot of the products, some are not pictured.) 1. Multi Cleanser This was perfect for really deep cleaning my skin. Foams up, doesn't irritate the eyes, neutral scent. 2. Power Essential Skin Toner Not a bad toner, although the packaging on this was irritating. It wouldn't disperse enough onto a pad. I have toners I prefer. 3. Balancing Emulsion This I literally loved but the PACKAGING SUCKS! It's annoying sitting there beating this hard plastic bottle against one of your hands to try and see any product come out. The scent is refreshing and it was my perfect summer moisturizer, but please, tell me this comes in better packaging elsewhere. 4. Water Bank Serum Still working through this, the size is amazing! Another truly great serum good for summer, but not deep enough for winter for this dry gal. 5. Water Bank Moisture Cream Silky, luxurious, no tacky feeling, just deep, rich moisture. Amazing for winter. Using this consistently reduced the size of my dry patches. 6. Water Sleeping Mask The cult fave! I like it. I feel as if you get the same benefits from a regular-old sheet mask – serum-y feel, boost of moisture. It's good if you're not willing to be inhibited by the sheet mask life and pop it on before you go to bed. **a few rando items** 1. Hada Labo Age Correcting Eye Cream Sinks in quickly, comes in tube. However, it's not super hydrating. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who's looking for serious help around the eye area. I still wake up with semi-dry eye bags, dark circles, and puffiness. I don't think this is doing much. 2. Clamue Moisture for your Face Mask (5 pack found at TJMaxx) for 4.99 Ok, let's talk about the weirdest slightly unenjoyable but REALLY EFFECTIVE sheet masks. This is for people with seriously parched, patchy, dry irritated skin and ONLY literally ONLY be used before bed. This is a regular sheet mask but stays saturated for about an hour. It is so hydrating, but it will be hella sticky, so put it on before bed. The next morning, your skin will feel like it's been pumped with water and your patches will be gone. Like, gone. I need to repeat though, don't use this during the day. I'd say it takes over an hour for all the essences to sink in... but it will be worth it. *tldr* I recommend the Cosrx Serum, Guerisson 9 Complex cream, Laneige for extended travel (lots of products, and they're not tiny!), as well as the mask for severely dry skin.

  • Sierra Ferry

    Yet another Priusdweller checking in here! Seems we are growing in ranks. The linked imgur album contains pictures of my bed platform solution, rigged up from stuff readily available on Amazon. My niche is Uber Stealth... The car is so stealthy that even passengers can't tell I live there! It's absolutely immaculate inside, so much so that I am able to make money on the side as an Uber driver and no one is the wiser. Talk about working from home! Seats 5 passengers and still has half the trunk space available for passenger's groceries, suitcases, etc. The bed fits entirely into the hidden compartment, so everything visible in the trunk is relatively normal ("gym bag", "school backpack", and sun shades) so as not to arouse suspicion from riders. At the end of the night when I'm done driving I just find a safe place to park and set up bed mode. It's entirely possible to set up entirely without getting out of the car, and window tinting prevents anyone from seeing me doing so. In the morning I simply pack it all up and drive away. I have done this previously while living on a diet of 100% soylent. Currently I have access to a kitchen, so I don't have to do that currently. But failing either of those two scenarios, I would be forced to either eat out all the time or to keep a cooler and cooking utensils/stove in the car with me, defeating some of the interior stealth and using up the remaining trunk space. I would still be able to take 5 passengers though and could still break down the bed and hide it to feel like a normal non-vandweller when I please. I do this with city-vandwelling in mind, so I use laundromats, shower at the gym, have access to 24 hour restrooms, etc (though I still keep a Uribag in the car in case of middle of the night peemergencies). But this bed solution should work well for any prius dweller, and you can add to the build from there to suit your needs. The Prius is perfect for dwelling, as others have mentioned here, due to its hybrid system. You can run the climate control all night and the engine will only kick on for a few minutes periodically to fill the hybrid battery back up. Super comfy and super stealthy! Costs far less than a dollar per night in gas. Some other nice stuff I've done to the car: * Replaced all interior lightbulbs with superbright LED arrays, for doing work in the car at night * Installed an aftermarket dual-lens front and rear dashcam (allows me to somewhat see out of the car even with the heatshields up, and for insurance purposes) * Unscrewed the gear shifter and replaced it with a Nimbus Mount (seriously awesome) * Installed an auxilliary power port in the back of the car wired straight into the aux battery, always on (for when I don't have soylent or a kitchen and need to use the Dometic cooler) * Used a dongle attached to the aux port to add bluetooth functionality * Changed a lot of the default settings to be more conducive to dwelling, using a bluetooth OBDII adapter and the Carista app (app highly recommended) If anyone is looking to get into Priusdwelling, this bed solution would make it super simple to get started! It hinges around only a few easily available items: 1. Sleeping pad (the Insulated Static V Luxe from Klymit is absolutely perfect, $120) 2. two sleeping bags (non-mummy, 30 inch width, one winter one summer, $60) 3. HeatShield sunshades ($120) 4. Adams Manufacturing 8500 Side Table ($15) That and a pillow is all you need to sleep in climate-controlled comfort in the prius! The cinching strap is nice to make the bench seat lay down perfectly flat, but not required. If you sleep with your head to the front of the car then the weight of your upper body will weigh down the seat enough underneath you to line up with the lip of the plastic table perfectly. I will say though that it is nice to sleep with your head towards the back of the car sometimes. This is due to the fact that most roads are not perfectly flat and in fact slope downwards at the edges for water drainage. That means when you're parallel parking on the right side of the road, your car will be sloped toward the sidewalk ever so slightly. Rotating sleeping positions from front to back every other night should help mitigate the effects on your spine/hips of not sleeping on a perfectly level surface every night. Next up on your list would be window tinting, as it helps with the stealth factor massively (and helps cool the car too). Then you could start thinking about food and water storage, cooking supplies, showering/laundry/pooping solutions, etc as you figure out what works for you. Here's a link to an Amazon wishlist with most of the stuff I use and lots of ideas for Prius dwellers: http://a.co/2Endcm4

  • Dane Howell

    Well I'm not going to school so luckily I don't have to worry about that. But for work and home it would be very different stories. No matter which scenario I'd always start by trying to get in contact with my immediate family(I believe phones would still be operational for a little bit before shutting off). I've talked To my older sister about this so I know she'd get my mom and my niece to a safe location where they'd wait to meet up with me. As for my other sister she lives out of state so I'd just try and contact her about being safe and laying low in her apartment for a few days. My brother who is also out of state lives 8 hours from her. He'd be able to grab his guns/supplies through them in his truck and dip down to swoop her then Continue on to a safe location. Work:I work in SF so being in the city for the beginning of it would suck as well as it is 45 miles away from my home and I have to cross the bay bridge. So getting home would difficult. The bright side is that I work at an Amazon prime now center so we have plenty of food, water, weapons, medicine/bandage, etc. I'd start by grabbing this axe I saw the other day, then grab one of these plastic carts we have it had plenty of room for supplies. I could fit around 15 gallons of water on the bottom, inside the cart if put 2-4 cases of water(we have so many different options I'd just go with which ever one fits best so I can put more down as a base). The id go around grabbing anything food or medicine related. For food I'd try to grab a lot of canned food and food that last awhile, but I'd also grab quick food that I could just store in my car for the time being and I figure out how to get home. After filling up on supplies I'd go out the back door that leads right to where I normally park. I'd load up my supplies and probably go back for a second round. I know it might be risky but I believe none of my coworkers would do anything they'd all probably leave asap. The second go around would mostly be a very quick sweep looking mostly for anything i could use to survive, ex: tent, compass, radio, more weapons, rope, lighter fluid/lighters/matches. After id check and see how communication is still. If it's up still I'd see how the roads are, most likely taking a slightly longer way home but I'd be able to avoid the whole fuck fest that would be driving through San Fran. If communication is down I'd probably still leave my work and head the same route home but be diligent. If there is sign of traffic I'd get off asap and find a nice tucked location to chill for a few hours. After making sure where I'm parked is safe I'd eat and probably sleep for a bit. Try and let some time pass. Home/hang out spot: If if all starts when I'm in my home town then I would still panic but at least I'm already close by. If I'm at my friends we'd all come up with a location to meet in like 5 days. Then leave to go back to our houses and start stocking up. When I get home I'd go straight to clogging any sink and bath tub the can stopped from being drained. Then I'd fill all tubs and sinks with water so we at least have a supply(we have a purifier so I wouldn't worry about tap water, just through if there). I'd get supplies ready in case of an emergency evac from the house. Grabbing things like sleeping bags, fill different water bottles to have some ready to go, and weapons. We have one gun in the house I'd grab as well as I have some swords and a good amount of knives to use. Hopefully my mom and sister would come straight home allowing for us to gather all necessary supplies. Wait a few days then load up my car with anything and everything. My car would consist of me and my mom one gun and some blade weapons, then the rest of the car with food water and living supplies(camping supplies etc). In my sisters car would be her my niece her boyfriend and they'd have his set of guns and what ever supplies we couldn't fit in my car. Then we'd be off trying out best to stay off main roads. Bring plenty of gas tanks to stop as gas stations and stock up on fuel for he trip. After all preparations are done we'd leave to meet up with my brother and other sister. I have more I want to add but I'm going to bed lol so l l add if in later

  • Bette Brown

    The blackflies are bad in June, but this year there wasn't even a problem with them for the people that did start out that early. With a face net, you wouldn't ever hike in it. It would only be used at night to keep the mosquitoes away, but for me, I threw mine out. I couldn't stand it touching my face. I'm a hammocker, so I was either in the shelter or hammock and in the low areas of Maine I would just apply some bug spray to my face and I was good to go. The mosquitoes can be bad at times... I'm not exaggerating when I say that in Hanover NH camping behind the college that I swatted my leg and nailed 5 of those fuckers in one wack. Ticks aren't an issue until the Mass, Conn area. I personally never got a single tick on me, although I heard lots of stories of people who did and ended up getting the lyme. Me being paranoid I did hose my legs down with deet and I noticed a HUGE difference. It made me feel really tired and drained. Once I started talking to others about it they were like, "yeah bro it's the deet." I looked it up, and sure enough I quit using it except when needed for when I would camp in a swarm of mosquitoes. A lot of stuff that you read and a lot of info you get from nobo's is very exaggerated. Lots of people do get lyme, but also you don't know how often if ever that they would check themselves. I checked myself all the time and especially at nights when I made camp, and in the mornings. When I would take a break I would check my legs and I would be selective of where I would sit down. I only washed them when and if I stayed at a hostel and almost all hostels have loner clothes. Also there will be plenty of chances to get in the water in Maine, and past the swimming holes I would just take a break near a stream and rinse my shirt out. Yeah in the summer you will not need sleeping socks, but in the winter you will. I honestly never found a single use for a bandana and on my first hike ended up leaving mine in a hiker box and I didn't even bring one with me this year. I did have a buff, which when I would take showers or whatever I used it to scrub down with. Most people don't carry knives, but for me, I liked having it. I could probably only count just a few times that I actually used it, but yeah. Your feet will sweat so much that the moleskin won't stick. The best stuff is lukeotape https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lukeotape but the crappy part about it is that if you take it and wrap it around a pen, it glue ends up sticking to the other side of the tape and becoming less sticky, so you would have to keep it on the roll and the rolls are kinda too big to worry with. Duct tape is kind of the same, it's good to have around your poles. But it just doesn't stick to your feet very well if at all in the summer. Pretty much any type of synthetic or merino wool tights and top are fine and in the winter if it's cold you'll be living in them. Lots of people use frogtoggs, I already had a cheap columbia rain jacket that I used. It doesn't matter, it's mostly to keep the wind off of you from wicking away your body heat. My friend used the patagonia windbreaker almost exclusively and loved it to death. Most sobo's never switch to zip offs if they were already rocking shorts, they just wear tights under the shorts. But since my shorts were really light weight, and I had a pair of zips at home, I would use my zips exclusively as pants when it was really cold and rainy other than that I carried them. I would say that they aren't needed at all. You'll have plenty of time to decide before cold weather hits. Although for my beanie for the summer I used a light merino smart wool, I changed it out to a Turtle fur thick fleece one and it was AMAZING! I love that thing, it's soooo warm. In the summer time, cooking is just another chore. There are plenty of options for decent calories other than instant pasta that you have to cook. I would buy bagels and cream cheese mostly along with whatever else like flavored tuna packets, protein/cliff bars, dried shelled nuts including sunflower seeds. Cereal or granola to snack on. Don't go the poptart honeybun route. The calories and nutritional value of that stuff is shit and doesn't really last in your system. But I would buy either potato chips or some kind of candy for the munchies if you know what I mean.. Most people buy mio with electorates for water flavoring which is good and kinda cheap. The nuun tablets or saltstik are really good but very pricey. Instant coffee is good for flavor and energy if you do like coffee flavor, but if you aren't a coffee drinker then at walmart in the pharmacy section they have caffeine pills called jet alert, super cheap and super effective. They are a god send for hiking! I sobo'd starting July 4th last year and I loved it. Late start sobo for life!

  • Leif Hansen

    Before my son got here, after I quit my job, I spent a lot of time crocheting to keep my hands busy. I would highly recommend daily walks - and continue them postpartum to the best of your ability - to help with feeling isolated. I personally enjoy reading books. You could start an art project like a mural on the nursery wall, or a painting to get framed, or a mobile, or another DIY project off Pinterest that you like. You could make a quilt. Or a nursing cover. Or receiving blankets. Or a tag blanket. Or a crochet hat, or booties, or a toy. You could go to your public library once or twice a week. You could go swimming for a low-impact activity that may help soothe aching muscles and joints. You could go see movies. You could try some new recipes and find some easy options to cook after baby gets here (beyond freezer meals). You could try things like making bath fizzes/bombs. You could start a blog on a free blogging platform like blogger, tumblr, etc and journal your thoughts when you want to lay around and you've already looked through 5 pages of Reddit. You could pick a show people have recommended to you repeatedly and watch the whole thing from start to finish. You could do a little research to see if there's something cool to do like go to a museum or aquarium or something, and see if they have certain days where they offer discounted admission in the mornings. You could watch birth vlogs on YouTube or Vimeo. You could do some research on baby products you haven't purchased yet (like diaper bags or strollers or whatever - go read some reviews, watch product videos if any are available, and learn about any cool features they might have or any complaints like weak zippers on a diaper backpack you liked on Amazon. You could (and should!!) watch videos about breastfeeding if you're planning to do that - latches, holds, what tongue and lip ties look like, how to use a breast pump and even do things like find the right size flange for your nipples, etc. For example, supposedly lubricating your pump flange (where your nipple rests, basically the same area that a baby's mouth would be, needs to be lubricated) with lanolin or an alternative of your choice, to maximize how much milk you can pump. I tried it with mixed results, but I didn't hear that tip until we didn't even need to pump anymore because my son was mostly transitioned to solid foods. You could do some reading about postpartum recovery and the newborn phase. Like the massive hormone crash within a few days of delivering where maybe you freak out about breastfeeding, think you're a failure, pass your screaming baby off to your sleeping husband, and go sob in the shower for 45 minutes until the water gets cold... I would also recommend looking into The Wonder Weeks - all of their info is available free on their website, but the paid app is worth its value in my opinion, because I lost track of how many weeks past his due date (not birthday) my son was after like 18-20 weeks haha. You could read about nap cycles babies go through according to their age (there was a helpful chart shared not too long ago on beyondthebump I think, which had info about nap cycles for babies of certain ages, I'll send it to you if I see it again). You could read about sleep training methods. General stuff within the first year of life. I would recommend subscribing to babybumps and reading threads about things you think will be relevant soon. I'm sure more ideas will come to you!!

  • Nathen Wyman

    7:00 AM - First alarm goes off 7:05 AM - Next alarm goes off 7:10 AM - Next alarm goes off 7:15 AM - Next alarm goes off 7:20 AM - Next alarm goes off 7:25 AM - Next alarm goes off 7:30 AM - Last alarm goes off 8:15 AM - Actually get out of bed and take a shower 8:45 AM - Eat breakfast 9:15 AM - Leave for work 9:30 AM - Show up for my 9:00 AM shift at work 9:31 AM - Open reddit, check Twitter 9:45 AM - Actually open an Excel spreadsheet 9:46 AM - Minimize Excel, open reddit 10:30 AM - Open Excel, actually start working 11:45 AM - Crap, I need to get back to work 11:59 AM - Lunch time, can't be late for that! 12:45 AM - I'm back a little early, let me check reddit real quick until lunch hour ends at 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - Go back to work 1:35 PM - Open reddit, check Twitter 2:00 PM - Oh crap, it's almost 5:00 PM and I've got 40 hours of work to submit TODAY 2:01 PM - Start working like crazy 3:30 PM - My boss's status in Outlook just updated to "Offline" 3:31 PM - I made it 2-3% of the way through my work, better reward myself with a nice break 3:32 PM - Open reddit 5:45 PM - Shut down computer and go home 6:00 PM - Pull in driveway 6:01 PM - Turn on TV, change channel to Judge Judy, start making dinner 6:30 PM - Change channel to Seinfeld re-run that I've seen 5 times already, at a minimum (conservative estimate), start eating dinner 7:00 PM - Change channel to Wheel of Fortune (http://i.imgur.com/Ix0Mek8.png) 7:30 PM - Change channel to another Seinfeld re-run that I've seen 5 times already, at a minimum (conservative estimate) 8:00 PM - Change channel to cable news, start spacing out 8:15 PM - I should start catching up on the work I'm behind on, take out work laptop and open Excel 8:16 PM - Open reddit, check Twitter 8:30 PM - Open Excel, start working again 8:45 PM - Start spacing out and having depressing thoughts 8:55 PM - Keep trying not to collapse under the huge weight of existential dread 9:00 PM - I don't get paid overtime to work this late, I can go to bed early and rest up for a harder day at work tomorrow 9:01 PM - Close laptop, turn on Amazon Fire Stick and watch a movie/show, or start playing video games 2:00 AM - Crap, it's way too late, time to go to bed 2:01 AM - Move from living room to bedroom 2:02 AM - Open reddit 2:30 AM - Fall asleep with phone in hand GoTo Line 1. For roughly 2-3 days a week, I spend a portion of the 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM section doing an online math tutoring session. On Saturdays, I reward myself for a long week of grueling hard work by sleeping in until noon, watching more movies or TV shows, and catching up on cleaning/laundry/yard work/etc. For just under half the year, I spend my Sunday morning and afternoon with my local Cleveland Browns Backers club. I go in early to set up tables, TVs, raffle prizes, etc, and hang out with everyone after the game is over. Usually the highlight of my week. Then I go home and start cooking dinner (which eventually becomes lunch for the next few days) During the offseason, replace the Browns club time with more time being a lazy piece of shit like normal. I go home to see my mom and her dog about once a month on average, give or take. Her and I go to New York for about a week every summer, as our annual vacation. It's usually spent avoiding middle-school-level drama and arguments with crazy relatives that we never otherwise talk to throughout the year. This post describes about 80-85% of my life over the past two years, give or take. Part of me finds it super embarrassing, but the other part of me finds it incredibly satisfying and enjoyable.

  • Aliyah Kunde

    * Excellent idea. We started backcountry hiking (in Yoho) with our son as soon as he was born. He's 8 now and can hike like a little mountain goat. It pays off to start young because the idea of that style of trekking becomes normal. I also argue that it is one of the best things you can do to develop a strong bond between you and your kid. * Oddly, we found 3 years old to be the most difficult age in terms of the balance between how heavy the kid (heavy!) and how far he could walk (not very). At 3 years old, my wife and I did the 22 km loop on the Iceline trail (with 1 overnight) -- he walked 0.5-.75 km and I would carry him for 2 or 3 km. By age 4, he could walk essentially the entire Iceline trail on his own (no pack). * When he was age 3, I carried the food, stove, tent, all our clothes, and my son. My wife carried three sleeping bags. With this arrangement everyone remained happy. * Start eating the food and wearing the clothes that you will take backpacking in advance so everything is more "normal" when you actually are on your trip. * Backpacking (especially UL) is a technical challenge and adding a kid into the mix is a very significant challenge. To me, this means that I had to adjust my goals downward (fewer kms), improve my UL techniques (dial in the weight of food), increase the weight I carried (heavy kid), improve my group leadership skills (everyone needs to stay calm, well fed, warm, and happy ... especially the wife and the kid). So trips are shorter but everything about the trips becomes way more epic. * About carrying the kid. At age 0 we took a Baby Bjorn, trip length 35 km (ergonomically I wouldn't recommend it). At age 1 we took a Deuter Kid carrier, trip length 30 km (it was tough to carry the necessary gear). At age 2-4 I made my own kid hauler. What I did was take a Kelty Trekker 65 External Frame backpack and I added a "bottom shelf" to it like [this](https://www.amazon.com/Stansport-Mountain-Hauler-Pack-Frame/dp/B000PTOOJY)... so my son could sit on the shelf and the gear was strapped in above him and to the side of him. He could hop on and off whenever he needed a lift ... but when he was younger I would strap him in. * About staying warm. Make sure the kid is warm enough... not acceptable to ask ... feel those hands and feet. Lightweight balaclavas are great for keeping sun and wind off of little faces. At night, you can heat water to below boiling, put it in a Smartwater bottle or Platy, wrap it in a sock or sweater, and then put it in the sleeping bag with your kid. You have to err on the side of caution to make sure the kid is warm. * About staying happy. Every parent knows the art of distraction. Your #1 piece of UL gear when hiking with a kid is the art of storytelling. Tell her "goldilocks" but embellish the story to include local features and drag it out for 30-45 minutes. Then tell her it again and ask her to point out every time you make a change to the story. If she's cranky, ask her to tell you about a specific time when she was happy (at the beach, a birthday party, etc.). Also sing--conjure your inner Von Trapp. * About UL toys. So I have a boy this might be slightly different, but we are always sure to bring some simple toys with us and then add rocks and sticks into the mix. Toys: small stuffed animal, balloon, wiffle ball, matchbox car, small pad or paper and a pencil. He's 8 and we still bring the balloon, matchbox car, paper, and dice. * Good luck!

  • Delpha Bahringer

    Hi! For stretch marks, Bio Oil was recommended to me and that's what I've been using. It seems to have prevented any new stretch marks so far and is fading some that I already. For acne, I seem to have finally gotten mine mostly in check. My skin is oily, and from what I understand, most pregnant women experience oilier skin because of hormones, so I think these tips should help. The key with oily skin is to not nuke it with strong products. Focus on moisturizing and the oil production should be more moderate. Of course, pimples will still occasionally pop up--I've come to not expect perfection during pregnancy--but this is the best I've come up with. (1) Double Cleanse (see r/asianbeauty): first an oil cleanser (I use [this one](Skin Food Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil 6.76 Oz/200Ml ( New Upgrade ) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ARKA188/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZFbWybTECAN0S) ) then a water based cleanser (I use [this one](https://www.glossier.com/products/milky-jelly-cleanser) ). Drug stores also have cleansing oil, and cetaphil is a good gentle water-based cleanser from the drug store. (2) Toner-- I can't find the one I use (eek!) but I've used [this one](Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HD570Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HLbWybKC0GBC0) in the past (3) eye cream (4) [This stuff](BENTON Snail Bee High Content Lotion,Korean Cosmetics, Korean Beauty, Kpop Beauty, Kstyle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWM0VDZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-MbWybB52Z902) (5) Moisturizer-- I like [this one](Natural Face Moisturizer Cream 4oz Advanced Healing 10-in-1 Non Greasy Formula with Organic Aloe Vera, Manuka Honey, Coconut Oil & More. Best Face Cream for Oily, Dry, Damaged & Sensitive Skin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LZWV0WY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5NbWyb9FCB1K3) for day time because it doesn't make my skin shiny. For night time I like to use something a little richer [like this](TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RC9X11M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jPbWybKA0QY2A). (6) This one is only 1-2 times per week, but exfoliate. [This is my absolute favorite product](Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel, 4.2 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TFW0B6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oRbWybBM5T7ZZ). If you don't get that, whatever you do, do not get one of those apricot scrubs. This might be a little overwhelming, but when in doubt, just remember that moisturizing is the key. If your wife starts to feel oily during the day, blotting sheets [like this](Natural Green Tea Oil Absorbing Tissues - 100 Counts, Premium Face Oil Blotting Paper - Take Only 1 Piece Each Time Design - Large 10cmx7cm Oil Absorbing Sheets, No Waste and Easy to Carry in Pocket! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017OY5ZZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kTbWybW4FABP2) are her best bet.

  • Orland Bernier

    If I were to run a home daycare, and I could admit four children max, I seriously doubt I would have trouble getting max participation because I have some advantages (specifically education and language skills) which many parents look for. In my area, daycare costs $450 (not dollars, I-m not in the US, but it is a comparable denomination) but places are limited and the going rate for a private daycare is $500. I believe I could charge more because of my advantages, but for the sake of argument, I will charge the going average (checked some ads, parents generally offer that much) That means $2000 per month total income. But wait... Business expenses are a real thing. In addition to my current non-home daycare appartment, I would need some equipment for sleeping in (sheets and cots) and I would probably go for a compact foldable model which doubles as other furniture, on amazon + shipping that would run me $300. I would need some obligatory medical supplies, including first aid supplies, an infrared thermometer and basic medications, also $250. I would need a fire extinguisher, $50. I would need liability insurance, (my property insurance covers home business related damage) to the tune of $200/year or $20/month. I would need food, say $5/child or around $500/month, and crafting supplies, $50/month. I would probably agree to do the cleaning and cooking and laundering and accounting rather than hiring it out. In particular, I am looking at $600 startup costs, and monthly expenses of $550. Since the operating costs are buisness expenses, I have $1450 monthly in taxable income, or roughly $870 in take home pay, since my country includes unemployment, health, and social security insurance in its taxes. That amounts to $35 a day for a 10 hour work day. If you crunch the numbers for 6 kids, you come to $3000 brute income, $2300 taxable and $920 in take home pay. In this country, those two numbers are on the low and high end of 'typical' family income. That means, if I need a job, I can have one which pays me alright for a 50 hour work week with no commute and pays for my health insurance, my disability insurance, and my unemployment insurance. *WARNING, JOKE* Heck, I could even close my business every 12 months for 6 months and collect unemployment! *ITS OK, JOKE OVER*. I did this thought experiement when I was stuck, like OP, trying to decide whether I should work at a pizzaria 1 hour away for 5 hours a day. I crunched the numbers and it came out to $10 per day, but with the commute (to kindergarten, to work) it would be more like 9 hours per day. These hours wouldn't count towards my 'life years of work' so they would not help towards my retirement, and I estimated that my job security would be very very low (business fluctuations plus unacceptable absenses due to my sick kid). I decided that any job I take has to be better than the daycare option. So I found one of those:)

  • Tania Purdy

    A lot of people are suggesting for you to just drop a few hundred dollars and all that...I don't know if you're anything like me but I'm normal and have things called "bills" and "food" then these annoying little shits always asking for non-necessities called "children". Someone told me once I have to keep them. So typically all of that comes first and my SO keeps me from going crazy on gear. So yeah I imagine the reason you posted this is that you liked the way that lighter pack felt, if you have the money to go buy then just do so responsibly by reviewing and such beforehand etc. If not why don't you drop some things off the gear you're carrying now? Looks like none of it is really important to you, comfort in the sense that it's holding you back except mentally. I would start by trading in the sleeping pad with a much lighter option, a torso only option, CC option etc. A lot have seemed to be on sale right now. Klymit has some nice cheap ones on sale on Amazon from what I've seen. That while not maybe ultra lightweight are at least 10-13 ounces lighter than yours. And while sleeping on closed cell may sound uncomfortable, I have extremely bony hips and shoulders- I sleep better on these than I do my inflatables. That jetboil thing?? I have never used one- I notice you're carrying other pots and pans and windscreen along with this however. Isn't this supposed to be a complete system in itself except for fuel?? At 11oz I still think it's heavy but this is always preference. Still carrying all of these is crazy. But why the MSR fuel bottle along with a jetboil...do these take white gas??!!! I don't believe they do.... I'm confused... I'm a woman and I don't even carry that much clothes lol. I bring 2 pairs underwear, one pair socks for hiking/one sleeping one pair of tights/shorts (usually with underwear built in). One shirt (long or short depending on weather. One puffy depending on weather. Your pack is heavy. I have to agree with people on that. However you need to decide what YOU can afford to replace. And if you do have the money to replace it then I hear that this should be replaced last around your new gear layout. Of course your tent is on the heavier range of what most people carry for one person...but maybe you're a bigger guy who likes a lot of space. I don't care, carry a mini fridge full of beer and pizza then share with me when I get there. Everyone has their opinions on what's best, I'm just assuming you posted this because you wanted critiqued. Start with little things, then go with only what you're comfortable with leaving without. I hate it when people tell me I'm not doing ultralight or hiking right because I don't have a Ghost Whisperer jacket and a Zpacks tent. My base weight is fine and I move how I want. This is the internet and everyone is an expert apparently. Have fun and enjoy your journey!

  • Desiree Keebler

    Wow.....I kind of remember those days. I also am in a share and started with Girl when she was 2-3 months, then added Boy two months later (so they are 2 months apart). Honestly, that first year is kind of a blur now--it was hell. The families were great, but both babies had gas/acid issues and cried and spit up all the time. Any second that they were both sleeping was absolute bliss, but then one would cry and wake the other. I had a lot of thoughts that I wasn't cut out for it and needed to quit and find a new job, I also deal with depression and anxiety. For some reason, I stuck with it and it did get better when the kids were old enough to be on a very set schedule and they grew out of the gas and acid problems. They finally got to the point where they played well together and we could sit and color and go outside without it being such a chore. It finally got fun and less emotionally exhausting. I've been with them almost 6 years now, and they've added siblings--I'm currently watching them all play an elaborate game of pretend that's highly entertaining. As far as making it better now, I do have a few suggestions. Don't clean. You just don't have time--you can throw in some laundry, fold it while the kids are playing, rinse the dishes you use, and do your best to pick up kid messes.....but anything outside of that just isn't possible right now, and sometimes the basic stuff won't even get done. Is tv allowed? I know, they're "too young" for screen time, but can you at least turn on Sesame Street if you need to give yourself 10 minutes to regroup? Sometimes, you just need a few minutes every now and then. Use Pandora or Amazon music for a pick me up. You don't have to play kid music, you can play something happy and upbeat to entertain you. When I started, I didn't have a phone that did all that, so I found the music channels on their tv (just music, like a radio, not MTV or cmt) and had that on a lot. If the kids were happily playing with toys, i might read a few pages of my book or do a sudoku puzzle while I supervised them--it's ok to not be actively engaging them every second. I was also stuck in the house almost every day for the first year, which was difficult, but I tried to make the best of it--juggling those two was hard enough at home anyway. Try to get the parents on board with noise machines--it helps a ton. They have to remember that there must be compromises with a nanny share. They may do just fine without it when they have their one child, but they aren't taking care of two little ones and they don't fully understand the differences when you have two. I'm sure there's plenty of other compromises they'll have to make along the road.

  • Adelbert White

    I'm gonna go down your list and point out a few things that I see that could be changed. I'm a Canadian, so I know to keep that in mind. **Tent** Get a Stratospire 2. Bigger, way lighter, and well worth the extra cost. It ends up being closer to $450 after exchange but there is money you can save as we go down the list, so the overall spent won't change much. **Bags** I wouldn't by any extra bags until you know you absolutely need them. Plenty of gear comes with stuff sacks that you don't actually need to use, so you can save some money there. As for your backpacks, if you split the weight up intelligently you could get away with frameless and save 2 pounds or so each right away. http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25 Each of you could get a 48L pack that weighs less than half the weight of those packs for an identical price after exchange. **Sleeping Gear** Ditch the bag liner. It's not necessary if you are wearing base layers. The point of a liner is for a small bit of more warmth but mostly to keep the oils from your skin off your bag - base layers do this exact thing. Save the money and the weight. **Clothing** If you're spending $100 on a fleece, consider ordering a Melanzana Fleece jacket. Pretty lightweight, good quality. Again, American, but after exchange you're still around the same cost for a better product than what you'd find at MEC. http://melanzana.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/34?osCsid=750e2834d422e25dfb106e7b09d29370 Base layers can be standard merino base layers. Don't need to look too into it. I went with Terramar Silk because it was very affordable and light - I'm a very warm sleeper so the lighter weight is better for me. https://www.amazon.ca/Terramar-Mens-Thermasilk-Underwear-Black/dp/B01MG1HHWI/ref=pd_sbs_468_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=EEDACDKRZ23ZAE1DH7E7 https://www.amazon.ca/Mens-Thermasilk-Underwear-Pants-Black/dp/B01M5EIUHE/ref=pd_sbs_193_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QZE8TR8AHQ9FYBPXDVH1 Like 6oz combined. Don't worry about camp shoes. Also wouldn't go Fleece pants. Wear shorts and get some wind pants. https://lukesultralite.com/argon-wind-pants https://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=2103&p_id=2305123&gen_cd=1 Again, not bad after exchange. Very good for the weight. Around 2oz instead of 10oz you have listed.

  • Aurore Kilback

    I have an awful time sleeping. It's not nearly as bad when I was younger. I would stay up til 9-10 AM and wake up at 5 PM. Did that for years and it was awful. I would go days with out sleeping at all because I wanted to be able to fall asleep at a normal time. Never worked and was just an endless horrible cycle. What changed that was having a baby. I HAD to be up during the day (and often times at night) and it just got to the point where I started having a half way normal sleep schedule because I had no choice but to adjust. I have had Ambien in the past and used it for several years. But my prescription was taken away (there were a few reasons why that happened. They classed it as a controlled substance and I get mental healthcare through a government funded clinic and they stopped prescribing it to patients with out private insurance. There were also some studies that came out that suggested that women were much more sensitive to it and were more prone to overdosing). I still have a lot of problems with insomnia but it's not as bad as it used to be. Some of things I do to help: 1. I take Tylenol PM (which I don't suggest using long term. It will murder your liver) and melatonin tablets. I like melatonin because it's more of a naturally sleepy feeling than a groggy druggy feeling. 2. Eliminate naps during the day. 3. I wake up at the same time every day (excluding weekends because I refuse to get out of bed at 6 AM on a Saturday)even if I didn't get to sleep at a decent hour. So if I go to sleep at 4 AM, I still wake up at 6:30 AM. 4. I eliminate all forms of caffeine out after 3 PM. 5. Reading tires my eyes out. So I will read for a little while but it has to be something I've read before so I won't sit there and stay up all night because I want to see what happens. Tablet readers and phone apps are great for this because you can read in the dark. You can get a kindle fire on amazon for 50 dollars. 6. ASMR videos. There are tons and tons of them on YouTube and there are a few phone apps, but i prefer YouTube. More variety. I have used things like self hypnosis and binaural beats but they didn't really work for me. My mind is an anxious mess most of the times so I find it difficult to meditate or clear my mind. ASMR doesn't really require you to do that and can in fact help lead you into a clear mind state. Keep in mind, though, that just because these things work with me doesn't necessarily mean that it will work for someone else. But those are things that have genuinely helped me to sleep. So hoping maybe someone else can find some use because insomnia is just terrible.

  • Kenya Swaniawski

    I bought: * The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick duo in Rhubarb/Thistle. I've only swatched Rhubarb but I really fell in love with Thistle and have worn it five or six times. * MAC Eye Shadow in Expensive Pink. This was a repurchase - I did an inventory over the holidays and realized mine had disappeared at some point. I love the Veluxe Pearl Formula and this is such a beautiful golden rose shade. * Nest Passifora EDP - this was a blind buy - it was on sale and I'd read online that it was reminiscent of my all-time favorite perfume, which was now discontinued. Unfortunately we moved last week so it went straight in a box without being unwrapped. * Repurchases of The Ordinary's Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and "Buffet” I used up a bunch of low-hanging fruit from my aforementioned inventory, including: * Stila Eye Shadow in Cloud - a beautiful silvery nude, would RP * Stila Lip Glazes in Apricot and Grapefruit - this used to be my favorite, and though I still like the formula, I am over the applicator; it seems unhygienic unless you can finish them within 6-12 months * NARS Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm - I don't know if it was just the end of the tube but I found it to be almost unwearably glittery * Benefit High Beam - great as a mixer but too liquidy on its own; with so many highlighters in my collection would probably not RP * Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey - I would never think of it as a favorite and yet I've used up so many of these over the years. Very low-key pretty, with a nice blanket- like feel. Already have a backup thanks to last month's Play! * Dior Miss Dior EDP - this was a former signature scent but it's almost too tasteful for me these days; I'm much more into niche and unisex scents * Skincare empties (only including full sizes in the interest of space) included the a bottle of the previously mentioned The Ordinary niacinamide serum, Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Toning Complex 10%, Holy Snails El Dorado, Goodal Nature's Solution Firming Sleeping Pack, Mizon Returning Starfish Cream, and Hylamide SubQ Eye. Happy to provide mini-reviews if there's any interest. I was pretty good this month since I knew we'd be moving and I was trying to use up a good amount more than I bought. I spent quite a bit less than my usual makeup budget, I did not use a $15 off $50 Ulta sent me, and I avoided the very tempting 40% off sale at Birchbox over Presidents Day weekend. I did grab a Sephora gift card when Amazon did $8ish off $50 a couple weeks back, so that'll be nice when I want to pick up something more frivolous.

  • Erica Corwin

    We're going to start taking our dog camping and on light hikes this summer (he's still growing so we don't want to push him too hard and risk his joints), but I've been doing some research so might be able to help. >Also, do you guys have a favorite dog pack? I was looking at the Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack, has anyone used this one before? It seems to get a lot of positive reviews. We ordered the Ruffwear Palisades off of Amazon last week for $100 ($50 off because they're changing the shade of red). We aren't having Summit carry the pack this summer because he's still growing, but the detachable harness is AWESOME. The things I really like about the Palisades as opposed to the Approach are that on the Palisades, you can remove the saddle bags (important because our dog LOVES to swim), and I like that there are built in tension straps so you can tighten down the load and don't have all this extra space flopping around. Be aware that Ruffwear runs large. In almost every other brand, Summit (8 month old Golden Retriever) is a large. In Ruffwear, he is a medium on the lowest setting and we don't expect him to outgrow it. >In terms of camping, what size tent would we need? We currently have a 2 person tent, so we are looking to upgrade to a 3 or 4 person. She is 65 lbs, and doesn't stretch out too much during the night (she currently sleeps on the bed with us). If anyone else camps with your dog we would love to know what you do! We have a 2-person and plan to keep using that (Summit's currently 45 lbs, and we expect him to get up to around his breed's standard, which is around 65-75lbs (we're guessing he's going to be on the smaller end of the standard)). That being said, my fiancé and I are both pretty small (5'2'' and 5'6''), so expect we'll have no problem fitting him at our feet (plus, we have no problems if he wants to act as an extra blanket). >Are we missing anything? We love to be out in the woods so we want to make sure she is just as comfortable and having a great time as well! I'd say just remember to take it slow. Start her out with shorter hikes, and don't just jump into 5+ milers. Also start slow on camping. We plan to start Summit out on a car camping trip near our apartment so if things aren't working out, we can jump back in the car and go home. Don't wait until you're in the middle of the forest on a multi-day backpacking trip to find out that your dog struggles with sleeping in a tent.

  • Kay Prosacco

    When I was cutting down to just nights (so that the withdrawals wouldn't be as sudden and intense) I bought something called a KitchenSafe off Amazon. It's a box with a timer on it, and once you set the timer it locks and won't open until it hits zero. So every night for the first week I would smoke and then put my pipe and weed back into the box and set it to stay locked until the next night. This worked because all my worst cravings were during the day when I'd get home from work. I wouldn't recommend it as a long term solution because it's difficult to maintain the willpower to put it back in the box night after night, but for me it helped when I was trying to taper myself off it. As for quitting, it's different for everyone, but for me the reason I kept failing at quitting was because my boyfriend that I lived with at the time was also a stoner, so I was wrapped up in that lifestyle. Whenever I'd try to quit, I'd see him get baked and snuggle up on the couch with snacks and I'd feel like I was missing out, so eventually I'd give in. Eventually we broke up and I moved out of our apartment. I deleted all my dealers' numbers, threw away my bongs and pipes and made myself a "withdrawal preparation box". That meant I stocked up on everything I knew I would need: tons of Ensure and smoothie ingredients (because the first week off weed eating solid food would make me throw up, so I needed mostly liquid to get by), sleeping pills (Which by the way were hard to come off of later, but I'm grateful that I had them because not being able to eat OR sleep during the initial quitting period would've been truly awful), a recovery book, bubble bath to help me establish a relaxing night time routine, a yoga pass so I'd have something to do in my spare time, a journal that I forced myself to write in every day and a little bit of money set aside to treat myself for when the worst cravings came along. I think just going through the effort to prepare myself and then finally cutting off my ties (deleting numbers and throwing the bong out) made me believe that I was really doing it this time, which gave me that little extra push. It definitely wasn't easy, but during the worst parts of it I felt like my pain was necessary to live a better life. I kept my dreams close to my heart and constantly reminded myself of WHY I was doing this. Sorry for the novel! I wish you the best of luck and let me know if you ever need to talk :)

  • Ivy Williamson

    Hey there fellow Raynaud's sufferer. Mine is pretty severe. My hands can even go numb while I'm working in the office, a few minutes after a hot shower, in an air conditioned building in the middle of summer, etc. The best way to warm them up, for me, is with warm running water. Which obviously you won't have on the trail. So this is what I do when I'm outside: 1. Take preventative measures. Keep your core and fingers as warm as possible. Sometimes this means I'm wearing long sleeves and gloves while my boyfriend is in a t-shirt. 2. This means I'm probably carrying more clothing and warmer gloves than most. If there's a possibility I'm going to encounter colder temps, I'm carrying wool gloves (Smartwool), a wind mitt type mitten to go over the gloves (https://www.amazon.com/Gordini-Mens-Stash-Touch-Mitts/dp/B00YGUD54S), and a heavier ski type mitten (OR Jalapeno mitts). You might be able to mail the heavier gloves home for a while after the Sierra and pick them up again in Washington. 3. I'm also carrying chemical hand warmers. Yes, this sucks. They're heavy and I'm just creating more trash to carry. But they're a lifesaver for me. I will use them both while hiking (weather dependent) and while at camp. Tip: they usually last for 8-10 hours, but you might not need them that long. If you take away the air source, you can preserve them to use again. A baby food jar or ziplock bag can work. I usually put them in a ziplock, squeeze all the air out, and store them in the bottom of my mittens. 4. If your hands start to turn white and you feel an attack happening, do whatever you can to get the blood pumping. Jumping jacks, windmill arms, etc. Sometimes this works for me, sometimes it doesn't. Other times I can get the blood back by warming my hands on my other body parts that are warm - neck, crotch, etc. When all else fails, mittens + hand warmers + warming up your core, which probably means getting in your sleeping bag and doing crunches or something to get some blood flowing. It's not fun, but you just have to try and be smart and recognize when your body is going to have an attack. Preventing the attack from happening in the first place is huge.

  • Jarred Legros

    I find it fascinating some of things that city residents feel justified in complaining about. People move into a city where they can be in close proximity to other people, stores and amenities, have easy access to events and things to do, etc. However, some of these people only want to interact or be in proximity to people that *they* find desirable- only have around amenities that benefit *them*. It's mind-boggling that one would seek out a place to live with such population density, but in turn believe it to be unreasonable in having to put up with some nominal amount of city 'noise' at times that may not be super convenient for them. I really find it hard to believe that any residual/escaping sound from the venue is of any considerable level (i.e., significant enough to hinder or disturb one sleeping). If it actually is: I feel that it may be more of a compelling argument if some actual data were included/reported (sound/decibel meters on Amazon start at around $15-$20). Living in an urban environment is a give-and-take. I would not hesitate in calling the police if someone setup their drum kit on my front porch to practice Zeppelin solos at 4AM. But (especially without any data) I venture this complaint is baseless and more a case of *I shouldn't have to deal because this particular thing isn't desirable to me*. I am not nor have ever been a professional/performing musician, however I have oftentimes kept non-banking hours (e.g., awake until 5AM, sleeping until noon). I do not distribute flyers arguing how garbage trucks and morning commuters are depriving me of my 'deserved' sleep. A white noise machine works wonders (and ear plugs work too, if ever needed). The author of the flyer seems to write-off and dismiss activities associated with the venue doing business. It doesn't help that it feels like an attempt is made to belittle musicians (often professional and hard working) solely due to the work happening during non-standard (banking hours).

  • Arlo Prohaska

    My system will not come out of sleep mode. I have to hard reset it by pressing the power switch for 12 seconds to get it to wake from sleep again. Here is a full description of my problem: * Every time I manually put the system sleep it gets stuck on a black screen. * If I leave the system idle and let it go to sleep on it's own then it usually orange screens, but also seen it Blue screen from this. * If the joycons are detached when I'm trying to wake the system I can see the leds flash back and forth in the same they do when they try to sync. After a few seconds of flashing all the lights turn off. * Hard resetting by pressing the power button down for 12 secs lets me turn the system on again. * Powering the console off instead of sleeping works perfectly. As does the reset console option. (Hold power button for several seconds to get the "Power Options" menu where you can turn the system off/restart) I have tried the following to resolve this issue without success: * Pressing the joycon's home button for various durations between 1 second and 60 seconds. Both with the joycons attached to the tablet and while unattached. * Confirmed home button is functioning by using it to bring up menus while system is powered on. * Performed every reset/format/clear option available in system menu. * Created a new account after performing a factory reset. * Toggled several relevant options in the systems menu to see if they resolved the issue (plane mode, power saving options, etc). * Tried alternate wifi network. Other potentially relevant information: * I bought my switch from Amazon on their UK site. * The nintendo account I use and initially set the system up with has been used with several nintendo products already. Most recently a New 3DS with eshop purchases and an iPad for Mario Run/Fire Emblem Heroes. Account also has ties as far back as the regular DS, and a first edition 3ds.

  • Dixie Medhurst

    I've been a side sleeper all of my life. I had tried sleeping on my back before, but either it hurts, or I wind up on my side anyway sometime during the night. Some months ago, I had some health issues that forced me to sleep on my back, and after some research I wound up buying the [Buckwheat Cylinder Neck Pillow from Sachi Organics](https://www.amazon.com/Sachi-Organics-Buckwheat-Cylinder-Pillow/dp/B00020NRIK/). It was amazing. It's super comfortable to sleep on on both my back and my side. It's firm and can be good for propping my head up when I need to look forward while lying down. It's completely natural and organic, it doesn't smell like anything or off-gas any weird, nasty chemical smells like some other products I've bought in the past. I'm super pleased with it. I've bought a ton of stuff from Amazon. 90% of the things I have in my apartment I've bought on Amazon, and this particular pillow might be the one item I've bought from Amazon that I am most pleased with -- definitely in the top 2 or 3. So I can not recommend it highly enough. The one thing to keep in mind is that you will need a pillow cover for it, and since it's not a standard size or shape pillow, you'll need a specially sized pillowcase for it. This [6x16 Inch White Cotton-Blend Zippered Bolster Cylindrical Pillow Cover from ReynosoHomeDecor](https://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Blend-Zippered-Bolster-Cylindrical-Pillow/dp/B00RYHBM36/) worked well enough for me, but it's plain white and not very soft, so it wasn't ideal, though it did fit. I wound up asking a friend who was in to sewing to sew me a nicer pillocase, and that has worked out well.

  • Troy Lueilwitz

    The wife is Brazilian. Carnival in Brazil is crazy. If you clear for [rule 1](http://imgur.com/a/QobF8) everyone tries to kiss you, seriously. This was a comment from the wife, "Oh Carnival is amazing and sort of gross.. in a way, you can go up to a (good looking) guy/girl and asked them *How many have you made out with?*, at the end of the day (which means, to brazilians, that it's probably 4 or 5 in the morning) and they will tell you *"oh probably 12 or 13"*, because that's normal for carnival in Brazil, to kiss everyone." Couldn't believe it. Apparently it's why lots of people go to the doctor the day after to get checked out because of disease. They all get so drunk it's a big make out fest. Normally, since they stop partying around 6am, they will skip sleeping that night and go right to breakfast with their large families, all drunk and shit. And that's perfectly acceptable. Such a party place. My guess is the gf in the picture will give him a slap on the wrist because it's just so normal for a random stranger to go up and start making out with you (Again rule 1 and 2 tho) during carnival. Edit: Just wanted to add for all of you PM'ing me or interested in Carnival for the "No strings attached make out sessions with Brazilian women of the amazon" that foreigners in certain places of carnival (carnival happens in almost all cities, just the crazier/big/awesome ones happen in Rio, São Paulo, etc..) get taken advantage of because people will always use mass of people as an opportunity to steal or even kill because they know foreigners are easy targets.. Be careful.

  • Lindsey Glover

    1. Make sure you’re getting most of your protein for the day during breakfast and lunch. Protein raises heat production, which can make it harder to sleep. 2. Try to eat dinner before training, if at all possible. Body metabolism increases when you eat, which can contribute to insomnia. 3. As soon as you get home from BJJ, stop using any screens (internet, TV, phone, etc.) If you must be online, use an app like flux to get rid of the blue light. You can also wear goofy looking orange glasses like these (there are cheaper ones). https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Light-Blocking-Glasses-Registered/dp/B010B5GUH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489081445&sr=8-1&keywords=swanwick+blue+light+blocking+glasses. 4. The hour before bedtime, dim all of your lights. You can even use candles instead of bright lights. 5. Take a lukewarm bath (somewhat warm but not too warm) before bed. During the last part of the bath, let the water cool down a little. This will slow down your nervous system and help you sleep. 6. Try to lay down for a half hour or so before you want to sleep, and do deep breathing. Here’s an app that a lot of athletes use: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breathe-deep-personal-assistant-for-breathing-meditation/id1141679494?mt=8 7. If you don’t want to use sleeping pills, there are some sedative herbs you can use instead, or even supplements like ZMA. (Or take your own combo of zinc and magnesium.)

  • Alexane Bode

    I'm going to do something different this month. I have quite a few items that I want to use up, but they have so much product in them that it's going to be a long term process. So I'm going to break my list into two - things that may be finished this month, and things that I'm just going to try to focus on using regularly. Will hopefully die this month: * Laneige BB cushion (Target version). If this doesn't die a natural death, I will destash it because the applicator is getting nasty and is disintegrating so won't survive a cleaning. * Mizon 100 HA ampoule. I like it a lot but not sure yet if I will repurchase. * Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun. A total staple in my routine. * Locally-made organic face mist thing. * Ebanel Vitamin C20 serum. I love this, but it has disappeared from Amazon. I'm hoping it's just a restock issue and I can repurchase. * Honest Beauty shine hair serum. I'm butchering the name here, sorry, but am too lazy to look it up. Longer term clutter clearing: * Honest mineral sunscreen. It sucks. I should destash it but I'm stubborn. * Pacifica rice bright facial scrub. I've decided I don't want to use a scrub any more but I have tons left of this. * Paula's Choice 10% weekly AHA. I also don't want a stronger AHA, as I'm happy with a daily 5% one. * Goodal want night sleep moisture cream pack. I like this, but sleeping packs are mostly overkill for me, especially with summer coming along. * Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments illuminating primer. I think it breaks me out. I need to figure this out and make a decision on destashing.

  • Antwan Lynch

    Thanks. I have some questions about equipment, and I'm sure we'll sort it out over time but I'm curious now. Did you use tents or just bivy sacks? I'm looking into the Army Sleep System which is two layered sleeping bags and a bivy sack, but that's already how I do it for cold weather, two layered bags but either tent or hammock instead of bivy. I figure with space being at a premium the rent and poles would feel like a waste, and why interfere with the view at night right? Are there bugs to worry about in January? It looks like I won't really need to buy a lot of gear. Upgrade my sleep system with a rainproof bivy, or just switch to the army system. The army kit is about the same price as most of the good bivies I've seen on Amazon so now I feel a little silly having spent what I spent on what I've already got. I'm thinking of getting one of the Spot satellite beacons just in case. One for the group should be enough. Other than that, paddling gear, and a cooking kit, I can't yet think of anything I'll need to obtain. Someone else in the group is planning a fire tray, although I'm not sure that's necessary. I'll probably bring a nalgene full of bourbon. Do you know if it's worth the risk to bring in non-authorized substances? Like stuff obtained legally in Colorado? Hope you don't mind me asking you this many questions. I'm excited about this trip. Oh, did the lack of a proper bulkhead not interfere with your ability to roll at all? In the past I've found that my foot placement makes a difference in the reliability of my roll.

  • Sydnie Spinka

    I personally avoid using time as the only trigger to arm/disarm my system. The issue with using time is that if you're not on your normal schedule your home could be less protected. For example if you're on vacation and time automatically disarms your home is completely unprotected. Or if you're home because you're on vacation, such as a long weekend, using time to arm the system would require you to manually disarm it. Of course you could deactivate the scheduling but that's kind of a pain. * I arm away using a big red logitech pop button at our backdoor. Pressing it starts the arm count down. I use life360 geolocation on ifttt as a backup in case someone forgets to push the button. Away mode turns off lights (except the security lights if it's night), and turns off the heat, etc. * I arm home using an amazon echo and IFTTT. "Alexa trigger goodnight" arms home. I also use a pop switch to turn off the master bedroom's light and arms home if it's between certain hours. Home mode turns off lights, turns on my kid's nightlight, and activates logic for humidifiers and ring doorbell/outdoor lighting. I only use home mode for sleeping, not when we're awake and home. * To disarm I use the keypad and Life360 if the first person arrives home. Essentially your occupancy of the home in combination with another trigger(s) is what should indicate to adobe what mode it should be in. Time alone is not a good indicator of this.

  • Rory Ryan

    Doxylamine Succinate Is an other first gen antihistamine that works pretty well. I've read some papers where they found it out performed some sleeping meds. Personally I found it much more effective than other antihistamines but like all of them, tolerance builds quickly and they shouldn't be mixed with each other. It's used in sleepy, night nurse type cold remedies with paracetamol mixed in but you can buy the pure compound in pills branded as Kirkland Sleep Aid. I got mine from Amazon and the were about a fiver for a massive bottle of the things. They will also potentiate z drugs. I found the key to keeping sleep aids effective is rotation. Do a few nights on the doxy, hydroxyzine, then a few on zopiclone, hypnotic benzo then rinse an repeat. It keeps your tolerance down. Phenibut can also help for some. If you really want to knock yourself out and then flubromazoLAM not ~PAM from an RC vendor is a sledgehammer benzo. It will put most people out like a light. Tolerance skyrockets with that stuff though and relying on benzos for sleep isn't a recipe for success but used sparingly it should work a treat. It's the nuclear option but I know myself how desperate severe insomnia can make you for a night of unconsciousness and flublam is very good at it. If you keep it in a rotation stack then you'll minimise the risks somewhat but research what you're getting into with the Gabba drugs.

  • Dolly Lemke

    I've used both basic and Paperwhite Kindles and they are extremely comfortable on the eyes. The back lighting of the Paperwhite is far more convenient at night than using a clip-on light, which can be annoying to your sleeping partner (and pets.) They have both spoiled me so badly that I don't like to read paper books much any more, with the exception of technical books like programming references. One thing I love about Kindles is the ability to tap and hold on a word and see the definition pop up, and also adjust the font size. Plus you can read books on your PC if you own them on Kindle which is a useful feature. Battery life is really good and it is possible to replace the battery when it starts losing charge after a few years. Online battery replacement kits provide a tool to open up the device. Kindles have a few downsides. Pricing on Kindle books kind of sucks and books seem to be getting more expensive over time. If you read a lot it might be worth subscribing to Amazon's book program. They also seem to become less responsive after a while and need a periodic reboot, and touch response isn't very good (to put it nicely.) Typing and menu navigation can be painful, and if you have a large library, finding a book is kind of klunky as well. My monitors (U2412M) have anti glare coating and it doesn't help much with glare. Not sure if my ipad has anti glare but I don't think so, and it's basically useless outside in any kind of light.

  • Rick Shields

    We got the pack n play with intentions of using it in our room for her to sleep in...but it was too large to go on the side of the bed for easier nursing. I kept it at the foot of the bed and used the changing attachment during the night until she got too large for it. Instead of her sleeping in that, I got a halo Bassinest. It is hands down my favorite thing that I bought. It has adjustable height so it'll go right up to mattress level, it swivels so I could still get in and out of bed with it like right below pillow level. And the front bar lowers when you lean on it so it's easy to scoop baby out for middle of the night feedings. Plus she was right next to me (almost right next to my face) which provided huge peace of mind for me! According to the listing on Amazon it lasts until 5mos, on the Bassinest it says 6mos or when baby can get on hands and knees whichever happens first and I think the weight limit is 20lbs. Mine was in it until 5 1/2 mos, she was starting to pull up on the side and tried to get over to me! So it had to go! But was wonderful for the time she used it. The pack n play bassinet setting I think didn't last for as long, and I didn't want to have her all the way down on the bottom. Nothing wrong with using the pack n play, but I whole heartedly recommend the bassinest if you're looking at other options.

  • Cameron O'Reilly

    I'm with other people in looking into a larger crate on the cheap-either amazon sale or dog group trade, but I also have advice for the transition. We only crated our dog at night when we first adopted him because he was a little older and we weren't sure on his housebreaking. We did not want him to sleep in the crate long term, and after two nights even though he was sleeping through the night we still weren't sure if that was because he was crated or because he was potty trained, so we weaned him out. First night we put him into the crate to sleep but also put a pad on the floor in front of his crate and had an open 5x5 foot area closed off for him to sleep in. He wasn't comfortable in our house yet since we adopted a year old dog and he would get up and move around, but he didn't secretly pee in the corners. After a few days we moved the barriers so he had access to half the bedroom at night and his cage with the cage door open. After a week of this he had access to the full room and his cage. At first he would always start out in his cage and then get up and move around in the night. After about a month of access to the full room and his cage he was never sleeping in his cage, he was sleeping between 3 different spots on the floor, so we stopped moving his crate from the living room to the bedroom nightly and instead set up padding/dog beds in the places he liked to sleep.

  • Carol Pagac

    I'm going to echo what /u/whodeeya said, but will add that it might not be too late to reason with him. Maybe introduce yourself and pay $20 for a [vibrating alarm clock] (https://www.amazon.com/SmartShaker-iLuv-App-Enabled-vibration-combination/dp/B00PD38UDI/ref=pd_bxgy_201_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00PD38UDI&pd_rd_r=0C4E194FXP7NTS8XB4JW&pd_rd_w=MWEMZ&pd_rd_wg=aEhfs&psc=1&refRID=0C4E194FXP7NTS8XB4JW) as a gift? Maybe the guy has sleeping problems so something like this will help? Either way, it can't hurt trying to be nice to the guy first, you're already obviously prepared to file noise complaints on him. If you do have to file noise complaints, you might want to work up to it and record several days/weeks of 'evidence' of his alarms, and maybe invest in a decibel meter or something to prove that the sounds are extremely loud or that they go on for long periods of time. I think it'll help your case if you do have to report him to police or management that you can document this isn't something that happens 'once in a blue moon' or lasts for 5 mins. Good luck OP!

  • Tomas Kunde

    Im just starting out and had nothing to begin with. I think because I found this sub before I started buying things that it has saved more more money since I buy the right thing the first time around. The other thing that has helped is that I didnt just go buy everything at once, but got a good idea of what I should buy. Then slowly started buying 1-2 things a month. The last thing is I have bought some cheap alternatives for some of the more expensive gear. For instance, I cant afford an EE quilt right now, or really justify spending it currently. So I bought a $20 costco quilt and a $30 light weight sleeping bag off amazon. It isnt my wish list gear, but it is what I can afford right now. The last thing that has helped is I understand the kind of backpacker I am. Is it your goal to do 20 mile days or to do 10 miles with a lightweight pack that wont make you miserable? I know Im not at UL level or am able to do the 20 miles yet, but my 15 lb base weight was affordable and doesnt kill me. Also ask if youre going to solo hike or being someone along. If you have 2 people, you can drop weight that way as well. Just read this sub, and find some websites like Andrew Skurka and you will get a pretty good understanding of what your necessities are and go from there.

  • Cassie Shields

    I have mine scheduled for March 9th, 2017 and live in Pennsylvania.Different regions seem to have price variations. So far the breakdown is: - $3,800 for Custom/Wavefront Bladeless Surgery. Lifetime guarantee and touchups. - $40 Four month supply of preservative-free eye drops >>*https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZD3FA7C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1* - $12 Two month supply of fish/flax/vitamin E pills >>*https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y27MM6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1* - $12 Crossfire goggles for night time sleeping. I had a few people recommend these compared to the tape goggles most DR's give out. >>*https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C878FA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1* - $99 Steroid drops - $88 Antibiotic drops So all in all, I am at about $4,051, but I was fortunate to put the surgery on a CareCredit card with 48 months interest-free, so even at $80.00 a month that would pay it off before the interest kicked in.

  • Marianna Leffler

    Definitely enjoying my job. I used to work for the DC area's metro system (WMATA). I had just gotten out of the military and I helped build the silver line as a laborer. It was backbreaking work, the hours were horrible, and I was sleeping about 3-4 hours a night (to be fair, I was also taking 18 college credits at the time). I absolutely hated it when my alarm clock went off. I'd scream into my pillows some mornings. But I kept the job because the money was awesome. I never went without and I had Amazon boxes at my door every other day. Money was never an issue. If I wanted something, it was just a click away. But all those possessions didn't make me happy. Not at all. They were fun to unpackage and tinker with initially, but they most definitely did not offer any long-term happiness. I later realized that I was buying stuff as a means of escaping the black cloud that was my horrible job. I'm an elementary school teacher now. I absolutely love my job. I love my kids and they love me. I don't make nearly as much money as I did working all that overtime as a laborer, but I'm not running from anything anymore and my life is actually fulfilling. It brings me more fulfillment and happiness than money ever will.

  • Kimberly Bechtelar

    I highly recommend skipping the cot altogether. I've spent many nights sleeping in tents and tried many different sleep systems. What works best for me: 1) Pick a good, flat location for the tent and take extra care to remove all rocks, sticks, etc. 2) Underlay the tent with an extra thick tarp and/or old carpet. 3) Inside the tent, cheap foam sleeping pad from one of the big box stores. 4) Self-inflating pad on top of the foam pad. I highly recommend Therm-a-rest or similar products. 5) Sleeping bag. I find that this double pad system provides lots of warmth and comfort, but is nice and firm, so I wake up with less aches and pains than sleeping on a cot or big air mattress. An added advantage is these two pads are light enough to carry on an overnight backpacking trip, whereas a cot would not be. TL;DR: I highly recommend a self-inflating pad similar to this one instead of a cot: (https://www.amazon.com/Therm-A-Rest-6974-Therm-a-Rest-BaseCamp-Mattress/dp/B008O6JFM6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1488418137&sr=8-5&keywords=thermarest&th=1&psc=1)

  • Willard Denesik

    [Here](http://imgur.com/a/zQnUY) are my empties for 2017 (starting Jan 1) so far as well as 2 samples not pictured (Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid and Cream). I plan to continue adding to this album throughout the year, keep track on the things that I actually use and how quickly (or slowly) I go through them. Of the things shown, I'll be repurchasing Stratia's Liquid Gold and Rewind and Benton's Steam Cream. The Cosrx Rice Sleeping mask was nice enough during the summer, but was not enough for the colder, drier weather. Possibly repurchase. Kinda random item in there, but I used up a bottle of Hairfluence that I got from Amazon. I actually saw some growth and thickness in my hair. Will possibly repurchase after using up the second bottle the seller sent me after I left a review so... score! Lol. Of the masks, most were 'meh' and were only used for when I wanted to just chill out. The Tosowoong Rice Paper mask was lovely and made my skin look and feel great, but that packaging and hassle to get it ready was too much. Broke out from the Belitae Vit C Serum, but it did help the tan on my arms when I was trying to use it up. Definitely not repurchasing.

  • Shad Wolff

    Hey there. It can be normal. There's kind of a range of what's normal in my experience. That sounds rough, hang in there. What really worked for us, was to take down the crib and put a mattress on the nursery floor. So I could nurse baby and snuggle until he was good and out. Then roll away without having to transfer. I could go back to bed with Husband, and baby wasn't smelling me/milk. Plus, if baby does have an "I need milk every hour!!" Night you can just stay in there with her. And if she has a great sleeping night you get to share a bed with your husband. My kiddo is 13 months and has been walking since 9 months. We use magic bumpers (about $40) from Amazon. They are AMAZING. We travel with them too they are so easy. Even though he is so mobile, when he is asleep it keeps him from rolling. We did have to baby proof the room because he can climb in and out. But that was relatively easy. It's not the end of the world if he gets up to play/look at books. There's nothing he could hurt himself with in there. It's great, at this point when he is tired sometimes he will just crawl into bed. Good luck!!!!

  • Elroy Ziemann

    It's not really going to matter what size pigloo you get him (in fact guinea-pigs prefer something a little snugger as they feel safer) he's always gonna poop in it and sleep in it. Joys of guinea-pig ownership! What might help is if you got a hideaway with a bottom and a removable top (something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00R198M9Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1488901707&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=guinea+pig+igloo&dpPl=1&dpID=31E7mATFFGL&ref=plSrch). That way you can line the bottom with something absorbent such as fleece and everyday you can give it a spot clean to get rid of the poop. It'll still need a proper clean, disinfectant and bedding change once a week but it should stop him from hoarding his poop in his bed! Also consider giving him plenty of meadow hay as well as his normal hay specifically for sleeping in. I always found it made my piggies smell lovely!

  • Eric Fisher

    Thanks for your response! * We've tried a couple times leaving her bowl of food in her crate but she tips it over, rolls around in it, and doesn't eat it.. I thought she was rolling around in it to mark it as hers for later but she never touches it. We'll give it more time and see if she changes. * I've been reading on some corgi forums and they recommended to feed the large breed formula because of the way they grow -- honestly, I have no clue but the vet said it was okay. If anyone else has any guidance or thoughts, it would be appreciated. * After our first socialization attempt with the sleeping bags (where she peed on it) and tried to chew on our hair while we were laying down, I immediately went to Amazon to order the Sherpa carrier.. I've always wanted to cuddle with her under the stars in a tent but it might have to wait a while -- we may just put her in the carrier. Thanks again for the advice, we'll make sure she'll have plenty of chews for the road. She's only fell asleep once in the car (her first vet's appointment when she had a vaccination).

  • Lionel Nitzsche

    I've been high twice from CBD full spectrum capsules. First time I took 2 capsules, felt nothing. I figured I was immune or simply not phased by CBD and decided mega dose of 7 more capsules. I read CBD doses for certain people are 200-300mg, so I assumed it was benign and "non-psychoactive". Well, I was stoned and could barely see/function for 12 hours, then residually high for two days afterward. It was very shitty not sleeping all night then going to work high in the morning. I was paranoid sleep deprived messed. I order drug tests from Amazon and passed a test after 4 days went by. I decided to do a test and took 3 pills before bed a couple weeks later. I had a definite thc response (albeit not as strong) and failed a drug test the following afternoon. By evening I was able to pass however. Taking more than directed of certain full spectrum products will definitely compound the THC enough to get you high. I did not have this issue on mega doses of Dutch. This other brand is definitely POTENT.

  • Yadira Thompson

    I hear you on the hide. though my guy never used his old one either. Since it's open on both ends I think they just don't feel terribly secure in it. Unlike my tortoise who couldn't care less. Also regarding light. UVB is of the utmost importance. The best recommended one is the [Reptisun 10.0](https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiSun-Fluorescent-24-Inch/dp/B0009YHSWK), should cover 2/3rds or more of the enclosure. The compact fluorescent bulbs can potentially cause eye damage. Also beardies can see all spectrums of visible light, so if you're using the colored light for night warmth it may be preventing him from sleeping well. A ceramic heating element is cheap and provides heat with no light. Aside from those things I would say the set up looks great. As long as he's got a warm site and a cool side in the enclosure and a basking spot that gets up to 105f for good digestion I'd say you're on the right track.

  • Brigitte Rippin

    Yeah i think it depends how you sleep. I'm a really warm sleeper, and in Florida summer temps i would use something like this (which is basically a cotton blanket with a zipper): https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-MicroFiber-Rectangle-Sleeping/dp/B0026JELLW/ref=sr_1_14?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1488485129&sr=1-14&keywords=sleeping+bag+liner In the spring, when its a bit colder - either of those options i'm sure would be alright. I used to have one of these for those times since I prefer a mummy style: https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Razor-Lightweight-Sleeping/dp/B002Z4KR70/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1488485543&sr=8-4&keywords=alps+sleeping+bag+liner

  • Daniella Bins

    I've had many a pair of ear buds short out in one ear, I used these for sleeping, because with ear plug ear buds, there isn't any sound leakage if you share a bed with someone. So I snip off the broken one, and then I use an adapter to turn the stereo signal into mono: https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-107160-Stereo-Adaptor-Plated/dp/B001RCZ14U/ With that said, most bluetooth earpieces work well for podcasts. I have mine set so when I turn it off it pauses, then when I turn it back on it auto-resumes. This has worked the best for me. I have a Plantronics M55, the price on this has actually gone up, which is strange. I've been using these since 2010 because the battery lasts about 10 hours per charge with podcasts. Bonus it's wireless. The only downside is being small, you can lose it. I've found these ranging from $22-40 used and new. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00815AB00/

  • Rico Torp

    Greetings, all. I published the new edition of Virgin Captive on Amazon last night, despite making a fast trip to Belize and returning to the Yucatan in the middle of the night. My goal for this week is to get the book distributed to the rest of the stores and get back to work on the second Maya underworld series. Sleeping would be good, too. Virgin Captive was one of my earliest self-publishing adventures. It grew out of my fascination with the ancient Maya, archaeology and bloodletting rites. It's a dark, sexual, twisted adventure that follows the heroine's journey through the underworld. It includes some of the torments of the Popul Vuh. (Bonus points if you recognize the title of this ancient book). I wrote it as a serial in five episodes. This week I created the revised and expanded edition. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD5L9J8

  • Tyshawn Dickinson

    Here are the top three things that I bring to any festival: * You definitely need water, but [electrolyte mix](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HUWVGM2/) will give you some nutrients you won't get from festival food so you can dance all night. * Need to wipe up a spill, clean off that face paint, or clean yourself you definitely need [baby wipes](https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Elements-Wipes-Sensitive-Flip-Top/dp/B00M4M35JU/). Bring some ziplocs to pack wet wipes for the road (aka inside the festival). * We're there for the music so make sure you can hear it when you're older too! I bring a pair of music plugs but I always pack some of these [foam ear plugs](https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Visibility-Disposable-LL-1/dp/B0007XJOLG/) for sleeping or to give to people who need them.

  • Violet Kutch

    Another data point for you: I'm an Amazon engineer, and have been for about 13 years now. I'm not in management or a highly placed principal architect: I've been doing boots-on-the-ground systems engineering pretty much from day 1. My work week is generally 30 to 50 hours in the office, and can work from home as needed (2 kids makes for some logistics). There have been intense times during which I slept under my desk, and there was a week when my entire team was sleeping in shifts so that we could work a big emergency 'round the clock. Neither of those examples were driven by Management telling me to "stay until it's done", but were driven by me and my teammates, wanting to get it done right. There are definitely toxic teams at Amazon, and I've been fortunate never to be stuck on one. I feel for those who can't get themselves out of a situation like that.

  • Dalton Schmidt

    Any sensitive skin sunscreen for Canadian weather recommendations? Using Biore Watery Essence and I think it is making my skin more oily than usual. My skin type is combination, sensitive, concerned with breakouts, pores, redness, PIE. Looking for a sunscreen that can be accessed easily in Canada, as I have ordered Biore sunscreen off Amazon, it is shipping from Japan and taking months on end. current routine: Sensitive Cleansing Oil from Muji, followed by Cetaphil, then Boscia Balancing Toner, CosRx galactomyces essence, Mizon hyaluronic acid, then neutrogena hydroboost gel cream, mizon snail eye cream, spot treatment Mizon all over snail cream then Biore UV aqua watery essence. Night time is the same except minus the sunscreen and add La Neige moisturizing sleeping pack.

  • Karli King

    Kaiser generally covers that testing if you happen to have Kaiser. If you're looking for a cheap solution to snoring and apnea, search craigslist for a cpap. There's a nurse down in Laguna Niguel who gets cpap machines from people who "don't need them any more" and resells them for cheap on craigslist. If it doesn't come with a new face mask and hose, I'd suggest buying those parts on Amazon though. You normally require a prescription to buy a cpap so this is a good way to get around needing to get the sleep study done. I picked up a cpap in December after getting a cold that aggravated my snoring to the point that I was losing a lot of sleep. I've been sleeping like a baby since. I have a sleep study scheduled for this week as I had to book over a month in advance for the study so I'll eventually get an actual doctor prescribed cpap soon.

  • Retta Waelchi

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to respond * will leave the down jacket behind * [hiking trousers here](https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-Warehouse-Lightweight-Protection-Trousers/dp/B01BU2DWAG) * merino baselayer is black with a quarter zip so could be work on its own casually * good shout on foot size, at size 10/11 I'd probably struggle * small padlock added * is it worth taking a bugnet for sleeping in hostels? How about sleeping bag liners? Wouldn't be sleeping outside on hammock if I did take it, that's a risk too far (and pretty convinced I won't take it now) * ahh the cardboard box trick is a good shout hadn't thought of that. * thanks for the heads up on sihanoukville, heard kampot was good, will continue to research, but mostly hoping to go with the flow

  • Brando Hudson

    Thank you so much! It is very helpful to find a medical resource that tries to prevent the inflammation in some way rather than just throwing potentially harmful NSAIDs at it. Amazon reviews of the Backpod seem mostly positive, but I will definitely explore alternatives like foam rollers or some work focusing on the back. It is still somewhat mysterious to me what caused my initial episode, as it seemed like exercise-induced lung restriction exacerbated by cold air. The symptoms are all coincident with costochondritis, especially the pain in back radiating to the front. I've found it's usually worst after sleeping or resting in bed or on a couch for a long time, or during heavy exercise. Thanks again, hopefully this helps other ballers with this problem too.

  • Brannon Feest

    May I suggest this one https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000018017-6-Person-Instant-Cabin/dp/B004E4ERHA/ref=sr_1_4?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1488816759&sr=1-4&keywords=coleman%2Binstant%2Btent&th=1 It is a full $100 more than the coleman you suggested and right in line with the Eureka. I have that one and love it for car camping. Some back ground, I use it in Texas and it has proved very nice. enough room for two full size cots and two foam sleeping pads for my two children. Along with enough room for two large rubber maid containers to hold gear and act as a little table to put a battery operated fan for the summer or a tent heater in the winter. Good luck and have fun

  • Gina Muller

    Can you try blue-blocking glasses? Exposure to blue light (or white light that has a blue component) blocks melatonin production and makes it harder to fall asleep. If you wear glasses that block blue light from reaching the eye, the brain generates melatonin and the person feels sleepy and sleeps better. I do this myself, and it cured my lifelong case of insomnia. I use these glasses: https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW0714-Laser-Enhancement-Glasses/dp/B00093DJ4M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1489181536&sr=8-2&keywords=red+laser+goggles I wear them for about an hour before bed, and wear a sleep mask when I'm actually sleeping.

  • Haylee Cartwright

    If I can make a suggestion... I did about 60 countries (mostly developing nations, most of South/East/SE/Central Asia, the Mid-East and Africa). A lot of that was with my backpack (often in unstable countries). One thing that is sort of a must (especially if you'll be on trains/buses, or other transport where you'll be sleeping or not be directly looking at your bag): **[A steel back-pack mesh lock](https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51XLWIPSGtL.jpg). Even if you don't lock it to a post, at least your bag will be safe from pick-pockets, and you will be able to rest your eyes easy. Another good thing is you can leave your bag in the hotel and lock it to the pipes or something as you go out and about.

  • Abdiel Casper

    If you're budget restricted, don't overlook the local Walmart gear to fill in your stuff. Their tents are great for weekenders. Amazon also has some quality budget options. If you invest in anything quality I would recommend the sleeping pad and sleeping bag. A good night's sleep is critical for enjoyment in my opinion. You can also skip cooking altogether if you want and just eat ready made stuff like sandwiches, crackers/hummus, peanut butter, fruit, etc. I normally only pack cooking stuff on weekends trips if it's cold and I want soup or coffee. But if you're basically car camping and won't be far from your car you can probably go crazy and just overpack.

  • Roel Lind

    Oh yes. Think of it this way. You're running your furnace (I assume) and heating say 1500sqft of space up to 73 degrees. Your furnace will burn gas heating that entire space. Alternatively you will heat say 400sqft using a radiant heater. It's much more efficient. You can get really nice radiant heaters on Amazon for $100. In the winter I work from home. What I do is set my house temps to 60 degrees while I'm here and run a radiant heater at 68 in my office. Basically doing what I'm suggesting here. My heating bill is MUCH lower doing this than heating the entire house. FYI, use a radiant heater, not a space heater those things dry the air out too much and are not great for enclosed spaces when you're sleeping.

  • Lorenza Donnelly

    IKR - $45 for a pair of work gloves? I'm sure they're awesome gloves, but c'mon... Also, you'd have to be nuts to keep two $300 goose down sleeping bags in your car. Besides the fact that two sleeping bags in uncompressed storage sacks will consume half of your trunk space, a couple good [blankets](https://www.amazon.com/ArcturusTM-Heavy-Military-Wool-Blanket/dp/B01IJWUYHO) will do the job in an emergency for a fraction of the cost and volume. Some of these would be OK recommendations for a hiking trip, but this is Vehicle **Every Day** Carry - at some point, practical considerations of cost and space are in order.

  • Giovanni Carroll

    No pump, no tools, no bottle or water bladder, no cash, no maps, no spare spokes, no tent/hammock, no sleeping mat. This list is as essential as nail polish. Replies mostly seem to be shilly: "I was really impressed with your compact cooking gear." "Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove and is about CAN$20 on amazon." "I'm guessing ortileb panniers are one, completely waterproof and extremely durable! " https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring/comments/18v9wv/essential_items_for_a_long_distance_bike_tour/

  • Lisa Abernathy

    It almost sounds like he's not getting enough mental stimulation and sees going outside as fun. You can try to get him some puzzle toys to wear him out mentally, as well as keep up with the not playing until after pottying. My dogs were super chill until about 6 months and then they stopped sleeping as much and wanted to play more. I got them [this](https://www.amazon.com/StarMark-Bob-Lot-Interactive-Large/dp/B001JQLNB4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488379101&sr=8-1&keywords=bob-a-lot) so they would leave me alone for a while. Good luck.

  • Laura Feil

    This is my first one, I hope you like them! The pics show the last time I wore them. This curvy woman will cream this pair just for you and will wear these for 2 days including sleeping, masterbating a few times a day, working out, and at the office. I use sweet body lotion & perfume oils so they may pick up a little of that. $45 & $5 ship within USA only. I will wear them or ship them if they are a ready to go pair after payment rcvd. Ships in discreet priority mail envelope, sealed in air tight baggy. Ships the next day after 2 days wearing that I can. Accepted payment: bitcoin pref, or Amazon gift card.

  • Tremaine King

    Sorry if this is not much help, but since I am planning on going with a playard as a primary sleeping solution, I was also looking into measurements for the irregular sized mat. I read somewhere that most pack n play type setups fit a "pack n play sheet" (which I'm sure you can google and find on amazon or elsewhere), but I also read that if all else fails, you can use a standard crib sheet in combination with those elastic sheet holder clips underneath to cinch it in if needed. Hope that makes sense! I just bought mine (a model by Ingenuity) but still have to assemble it to measure the mat before I buy anything!

  • Ashlee Smith

    This is my first one, I hope you like them! The pics show the last time I wore them. This curvy woman will cream this pair just for you and will wear these for 2 days including sleeping, masterbating a few times a day, working out, and at the office. I use sweet body lotion & perfume oils so they may pick up a little of that. $45 & $5 ship within USA only. I will wear them or ship them if they are a ready to go pair after payment rcvd. Ships in discreet priority mail envelope, sealed in air tight baggy. Ships the next day after 2 days wearing that I can. Accepted payment: bitcoin pref, or Amazon gift card.

  • Pierre Runolfsdottir

    Check out the [Coleman Hooligan 3](https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Hooligan-3-Person-Tent-Gold/dp/B001TSABLA/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1488825719&sr=1-1&keywords=coleman+hooligan+3). I have the 2 person version and the tent works great for car camping in the summer because it's almost entirely mesh. I hate sleeping in the heat and i'll often not even bother with the rainfly if the weather is clear. The full rainfly and covered entrance is nice if you do get rain.

  • Edison Bernhard

    This is my first one, I hope you like them! The pics show the last time I wore them. This curvy woman will cream this pair just for you and will wear these for 2 days including sleeping, masterbating a few times a day, working out, and at the office. I use sweet body lotion & perfume oils so they may pick up a little of that. $45 & $5 ship. I will wear them or ship them if they are a ready to go pair after payment rcvd. Ships in discreet priority mail envelope, sealed in air tight baggy. Ships the next day after 2 days wearing that I can. Accepted payment: bitcoin pref, or Amazon gift card.

  • Darrell Johnson

    I've heard a couple people excited over Bomberman too but I don't think anyone's sleeping outside a Gamestop for the new Just Dance. I think [this](https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDXC-Standard-Packaging-SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA/dp/B010Q588D4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488880703&sr=8-1&keywords=sandisk+64gb) is the SD card from that bundle. I have to admit it was kind of a lucky guesstimate based on me buying the same thing in 32GB flavor in a supermarket for $15 the other day.

  • Rogelio Mueller

    No it doesn't! In fact, it makes my face less oily, because my skin doesn't feel the need to overcompensate moisture through oil production. I really like this moisturizer: http://www.cetaphil.com/daily-hydrating-lotion-with-hyaluronic-acid/ For a night cream, i use this one: https://www.amazon.com/INNISFREE-GREEN-SLEEPING-PACK-UPGRADE/dp/B00JJGI0VW/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1489006683&sr=8-1&keywords=green+tea+sleeping+pack

  • Fredrick Herman

    There are a few companies that make special air mattresses for the back of the 4 doors. I went camping this way a few times and just put one sleeping bag down as a mattress and used a second as a cover. I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'6" I actually found it to be pretty comfortable for both of us although I had to bend my legs a little to fit. [Example Jeep Mattress ](Wolfwill SUV Dedicated Mobile Cushion Extended Travel Mattress Air Bed Inflatable Thicker Back Seat (Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011RWMYWQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SZAVybTSHQ39H)

  • Ian Jacobi

    Like this? https://www.amazon.com/ECOOPRO-Warm-Weather-Sleeping-Bag/dp/B011AZ3O9W/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1488484653&sr=8-12&keywords=fleece+sleeping+bag or this https://www.amazon.com/Osage-River-Microfiber-Zippered-Sleeping/dp/B01KTTQRO4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1488484464&sr=8-4&keywords=fleece%2Bsleeping%2Bbag&th=1

  • Josianne Mohr

    I got carpal tunnel pretty bad around 24 weeks. It was the same as you, started off only after sleeping then became more frequent until it was just off and on the entire day! It can be so frustrating! I use braces that are Futuro brand. My husband just ran out and picked them up from CVS, about $15- $20 each but totally worth it. I use a heavy duty tan one during the day and a blue soft sleep one for nighttime. I LOVE the night brace. It's soft material with cushiony beads in the palm, but has the metal supports inside. I know they're available on amazon too!

  • Reta Jones

    This might seem a little gimmicky but when I was starting to climb again after a ring finger A2 strain, warming up with finger glides and these acupressure rings really seemed to help get the blood flowing and help with healing. I think learning to properly warm up my fingers was one of the biggest keys to getting over the injury. I also keep one of these rings by my bed and use it every night before sleeping. https://www.amazon.com/Goda-Acupressure-Massage-Rings-Set/dp/B00G2G22IO

  • Brandon Rosenbaum

    I started with a Grand Trunk skeeter beater pro, 10x10 tarp from home depot, and a pad and sleeping bag I already had. I stole the hammock from Amazon for $30, doubt you'll find it so cheap but it's a great hammock I've used for 5 years now. Watch lots of various YouTube videos on how to set everything up and lay in the hammock. Don't be discouraged if you're not 100% comfortable the first time. I started off the cheap route cause I had to but I think it's a good way to go. Then you can see what you like and don't like so you don't waste money.

  • Mustafa Dooley

    My travel partner snored a lot when we first started, we would try to find small rooms (4-6 beds) and we actually would offer everyone ear plugs before. You can get a pack of 50 on Amazon for ~ $8. His snoring got less and less as we traveled (drank less and he started sleeping on his side). We are now where we don't need to pass them out anymore. I never understood people who get mad at others for snoring when they choose to stay in hostel. Don't feel bad for it, but it's good to be aware that you do.

  • Garth Adams

    [I have this one \(but one gen older - Quick Charge 2.0\)](https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-20100mAh-Portable-Qualcomm-External/dp/B019IFIJW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488834367&sr=8-1&keywords=ravpower+20100) Works perfectly both from the iSmart (NON QUICK CHARGE - DONT USE QUICK CHARGE), and the USB-C. Charges while playing and sleeping

  • Brent Tillman

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  • Gaston Jacobson

    the dark ages it was . Today we need multi-spectrum 24/7 HD video with integrated video analytics, motion, acoustic, moisture, and methane sensors all fed in to a AI system that incorporates our fitbit biometrics, food consumption, your Amazon ordering history, and your spotify preferences to ensure your child has a remote chance of succeeding at sleeping through the night.

  • Tyrese Turcotte

    Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is pretty much amazing. I have horrible chapped lips so switching from petroleum based lip products and switching my mouth wash has been super helpful. I got it off of Amazon for around $16. Totally worth it for sure. https://www.laneige.com/sg/en/product/skincare/category/view.lip-sleeping-mask.mask.html

  • Kelsie Abbott

    Lucas Peterson is the new-ish Frugal Traveler column writer. I've been pretty unimpressed by his frugality. Previous Frugal Traveler columnists would write about cruising down the Amazon for <$20/day, sleeping in a hammock and sharing a squalid restroom. Peterson would write about less interesting travel, like visiting Toronto suburbs.

  • Bella Labadie

    Or just buy the right pillow with the correct loft thickness. I'd recommend this brand https://www.amazon.com/MALOUF/b/ref=w_bl_hsx_s_ho_web_11316225011?ie=UTF8&node=11316225011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=MALOUF Been sleeping on a medium loft one for a few years. Love it. Not too thick, not too thin.

  • Rosemarie Rippin

    I have had good luck with the imselene birds nest aqua sleeping mask pack. It has sort of a weird texture, but once it's on the face it sinks in nicely. I use it during the winter months, at night, when my skin is especially dry. No flakes or dry patches this winter for the first time in many years. I think it is roughly $17 USD? I got mine off amazon so hopefully it would be available in her area.

  • Paxton Mosciski

    EBay is usually good, provided it's not a new seller. Gamestops/EB Games preowned games are also good. These Blu Ray discs are harder to damage than DVDs, so you will find that they all usually play well. If you live in NA, keep tabs on Amazon and Best Buy. The PSN store sometimes has good deals. I've picked up games like Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for $3 from them.

  • Sandrine Ward

    [Oh really?](https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise) This looks like an FAQ about these exact issues. The first 3 questions/answers are about this topic. Also, amazon once sent me 8 sleeping bags when i ordered 2. I asked them about it, and they told me I could return them at no cost to me, but that I didn't have to.

  • Jakayla Tromp

    Our 18 month olds also love their sleep sacks and roll around a lot so I've researched bigger sizes. SlumberSafe makes sleep sacks (they call them "sleeping bags") for sizes into elementary school! [Link](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011R4VX8U/ref=twister_B011R4VN0S?_encoding=UTF8&th=1) for Amazon.

  • Elijah Klein

    lol I also got the Dermal multi-set from Amazon too! and I have the Moistful collagen sleeping mask. No one commented on my skin yet tho I also use this Etude House Volumer and it makes my skin super duper dewy / glowy. I love it. My skin has been so smooth and so much nicer since I got into AB again. I pray that I will never become lazy and stray from AB again.

  • Helena Stark

    Have you tried melatonin, I take 5mg every night and I sleep really good, and no morning drowsiness, it is not like regular sleeping pills that get you sleepy after some minutes, for it to work you have to go to bed and close your eyes and you will fall sleep really easy and fast. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KUAI4E?psc=1

  • Suzanne Welch

    u/lmorg mentioned that someone might be able to suggest a cheaper alternative to the Dr. Jart ceramidr. Rosette Ceramide Gel is my go to and it's $11 on Amazon. $13 if you want prime. I use it as my sleeping pack at night now, but when my skin was super dry and in need of moisture, I could use it in the day as well because it soaked in so quickly.

  • Payton Stiedemann

    I bought a bamboo pillow on Amazon after reading one of those Reddit threads "what is an item $50 or less that you cant live without?" My favorite pillow of all time. My wife saw how comfortable I looked sleeping on it that she bought one for herself. She is not disappointed either. One of the best small item purchases I have made.

  • Ashlynn Morar

    It was so nice sleeping in this morning and not rushing to get to work. This headache is still nagging me, so I'm looking forward to a weekend with no commitments. I ordered the stuff on Amazon to make some padsicles, those should be good to have post-labor. Is anyone else making these?

  • Khalid Yost

    https://www.amazon.com/Iserlohn-Replacement-Pillowcase-Sleeping-Syndrome/dp/B01N9H52SN/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1489135336&sr=8-1&keywords=iserlohn+infant+pillow

  • Britney Weissnat

    How about a sleeping mask? I had great experience with Missha and TonyMoly sleeping masks. They moisturize and absorb overnight and leave your skin plump and smooth. You can find a lot of variety of Korean sleeping masks on Amazon for cheap.

  • Ardith Rosenbaum

    From what others have told me, they are never ready. If I had the choice, I would've gotten my Switch from Amazon/Best Buy in a heartbeat but because I was sleeping when pre-orders went live on those sites, I got stuck with GS

  • Vena Kassulke

    No advice as far as sleeping outside of the crate, but I bought a really large dog crate called the Midwest iCrate from Amazon. It was about $50-60 which was extremely reasonable and well made.

  • Jerod Koss

    If you can comfortably sleep on your back, then you might be better off sleeping on the floor. You getting a new mattress soon? I was thinking about ordering a Tuft and Needle one from Amazon.

  • Keagan Shields

    Yes! I had so much trouble sleeping initially, despite feeling exhausted constantly. I bought a really nice body pillow off of Amazon, the Snoogle, and it's helped a lot.

  • Javon Becker

    I had no problem balancing work and my hobbies for a good 9 years. Then I had kids of my own...sleeping and watching shitty shows on DVR/Amazon/Netflix are my only hobbies.

  • Velma Lockman

    He said above he's in South America. I'm big on tarps myself, but I'm not sure I'd be sleeping in the Amazon in one.. a little bug protection might be nice.

  • Brionna Heathcote

    I will be sleeping. I have a preorder with Amazon and that will be great for me, as I'm getting sick and Friday is supposed to be pretty cold.

  • Lee Gorczany

    also shopping, amazon. Sleeping used to be an option too before guthans nmz was abolished.

  • Patrick Kutch

    I saw a sleeping bag in a store for 150€. I saw it on Amazon for 15€.

  • Anika Hegmann

    Where is a "knock off" kelty sleeping bag on amazon?

  • Reed Kris

    Haha, yep that's me! Really into Melee, and I'm studying Audio at OU. SO there's a *whole* lot you can do with a $1.5-2k budget. Most of my recommendations are going to focus on microphones, but if you're not trying to do that much recording, you can discard that advice and spend more budget on keys and synthesizers—however, making your own samples and working with them can be pretty cool, fun, and very professional-sounding. I'm speaking from already deep into this rabbit hole, so note my bias. BUT! For that budget you can basically get a near-professional quality mini-studio's worth of gear, if you so choose. In my opinion, if you're just starting out, Piracy can save you a lot of cash that you can better put towards your gear. If your budget is ~1.5k, I would say pirate Logic Pro if you have a Mac machine, or Ableton/Adobe Audition if you have a Windows machine (PM me if you'd like ;) ). You don't really need all of NI Komplete when you're starting out, especially if you get Logic Pro, because they have a LOT of built in instruments. Also, NI packages can be piratable too. This is all assuming, of course that you're comfortable with pirating software, I understand if you're not, but As far as gear is concerned, if you're serious about recording you might outgrow your Scarlet pretty fast, since it only has 2 inputs. You might want to consider a [TASCAM 16x08](https://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-US-16x08-USB-Audio-Interface/dp/B00MIXF200/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838539&sr=1-1&keywords=tascam+16x08) or a [Focusrite Scarlett 18i20](https://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-Scarlett-18i20-Audio-Interface/dp/B01E6T54KQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838604&sr=1-1&keywords=focusrite+scarlett+18i20). These will let you handle 8 microphones at the same time, which means you can also get a mic kit for your drums. This will get you the absolute best sound out of your drums (provided you learn to use them properly, of course). Learning how to mic drums is a really cool process and there's a lot of room for really making it your own and experimenting with different techniques. As far as drum mics go, you have cheapest quality at [Pyle Pro Mic Kit](https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PDKM7-Microphone-Mounting-Accesories/dp/B003FW0IHA/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838763&sr=1-1&keywords=pyle+pro+mic+kit+drum), Medium Quality at [CAD Audio Mic Kit](https://www.amazon.com/CAD-Audio-Premium-Instrument-Carrying/dp/B01DOEPUTE/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838832&sr=1-1&keywords=cad+mic+kit+drums), High Quality at [AKG Mic Kit](https://www.amazon.com/AKG-Drum-Set-Session-Pack/dp/B00UB0DJIE/ref=sr_1_18?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838879&sr=1-18&keywords=drum+mic+kit), and professional quality with an [Audix DP7 Mic Kit](https://www.amazon.com/Audix-DP7-7-piece-Drum-Package/dp/B000PVU7H0/ref=sr_1_12?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486838879&sr=1-12&keywords=drum+mic+kit). Even with these, you're still going to want something versatile too. If you want to also sample some stuff IRL or record other instruments, then get one or two good [Dynamic Mics](http://www.neumann.com/homestudio/en/what-is-a-dynamic-microphone) to handle Vocals, Guitar cabs, or wind instruments. You're spot on with the Shure SM57, that thing is a swiss army knife of a microphone and is nearly indestructible. You probably can't go wrong with a matching pair, but you could also go for a SM57 and a [Sennheiser e609](http://homerecording.com/bbs/equipment-forums/microphones/sennheiser-e609-silver-vs-shure-sm57-116627/) to cover all your bases, as the e609 will probably sound better on a guitar cab if you're looking to record guitars. Okay, now MIDI! The Akai Pro MPK Mini II is a good bet and will definitely do all that you need it to, but if you find yourself needing more keys, there are some good midi controllers out there for just about the same price, for example an [M-Audio Controller](https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Keystation-49-II-Controller/dp/B00IWWZAM6/ref=sr_1_5?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1486839367&sr=1-5&keywords=midi+controller). It doesn't have as many programmable knobs, but that shouldn't matter unless you're using it to control a software synthesizer, and you need to utilize cutoff, attack, resonance, etc. on the fly. If you're really set on electronic music, then the Akai may be right up your alley, since these knobs will give you more control over your tone. Aside from that, if you have these tools you can do nearly anything. Check out YouTube tutorials, learn how to use a sampler, learn what the different knobs on a synth do, and get some basic production background and get started! Experimenting in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is really fun, so I think the best thing you can do when you're starting of is mess around and see what you can do. Best of luck, let me know if you have any questions.

  • Hosea Sauer

    I teach music production as a side job and from what I have learned, the hardest (in terms of most confusing, not time consuming) yet most important part of getting into music production, is to fully understand the DAW itself. So don't give up, there are tons of others who have been in your situation. Personally, I usually approach two things: signal flow and user interface. You'll want to fully understand what gets send where and how to find that place in your software. You'll want to have a basic understanding of what MIDI data is and what the difference between MIDI, an analog audio signal and a digital audio signal is. Oversimplifying a little bit MIDI is a data protocol that sends information - usually information like notes being played, at what velocity etc. or controller data (MIDI CC). This data is not to be confused with an audio signal. The Akai keyboard for example uses the MIDI protocol to communicate with Reaper. Now since MIDI does not contain any audio, but you want to make music, there is something needed to make an audio signal out of the MIDI data you can play on the Akai keyboard. For this, you can use any soft- or hardware synth, sampler etc. These programs/hardware will use the incomming MIDI data to trigger oscillators or play a sample - usually at a certain pitch, depending on the MIDI note's data. It looks like you already figured some of this out, but didn't quite understand how it worked. Now, the software synthesizers work exactly how you imagined: They are loaded into Reaper as Plugins (usually in VST-format, but can be JS, AU, or other). For this to work, you'll have to tell Reaper where to find them. So I suggest you install them into a common folder and tell Reaper where to find that. (Options->Preferences->Plugins->VST->Add folder via "Open", than "Rescan".) The octapad can output both, MIDI and audio. Now it really depends on what you want to get from it. Do you want to sounds from the octapad? Or do you just want to use it as a controller to trigger some sampler plugin in Reaper? Depending on that, you'll either need a [MIDI to USB interface](https://www.amazon.com/VicTsing-Cable-Converter-Keyboard-Adapter/dp/B00ACGMOA6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1482371577&sr=8-4&keywords=midi+interface) or a [audio to USB interface](https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-U-PHORIA-UM2-BEHRINGER/dp/B00EK1OTZC/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1482371614&sr=1-4&keywords=audio+interface). There are also interfaces that do both, audio and MIDI. And also interfaces with more fancy features like * multiple inputs (audio for synth/mics/guitar or MIDI), * (multiple) outputs (to attach speakers to) * zero-latency monitoring * phantom power for condenser mics * better pre-amps for less noise when recording * etc. Your computer probably even has an audio interface built in without you ever having thought about that. It'll probably not have many features, will not support phantom power, will have not gain adjustment for incoming signals etc, but it could work with your octapad if it has a line-in. I'm happy to help, but your questions are very vague. Just try to tinker. Experiment, create basic rhythms, work with audio and with MIDI, explore ever feature of Reaper, bit after bit, and you'll soon feel much more comfortable. Getting comfortable is the most important step, since you'll want Reaper to be your laboratory, your tools, an empty canvas. At that point, you'll be able to truly focus on the music. So take your time :)

  • Myrna Rosenbaum

    As previously mentioned, books can be a little risky because they might have already been read. If it were me, I'd probably appreciate something else that's culturally related. For instance, one of my favorite albums that might interest your recipient is by SAVAE (the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble), called [*Guadalupe: Virgen de los Indios*](https://www.amazon.com/Guadalupe-Virgen-Los-Indios-Savae/dp/B000009QQW). It's a collection of medieval hymns written in Nahuatl, by some of the first Christian converts in Mexico and Central America - so it's kind of a mash-up of baroque European church music (think: Monteverdi or Bach) with indigenous drum improvisation and clay flutes. I think SAVAE has done a few more things along the same lines more recently. In a more Chilean vein, though I can't recommend these from personal experience, I bet your recipient would get something out of either a [Chilean guitar sampler](https://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Music-Chile-Javier-Contreras/dp/B0011YJOS8/) or, more relevant, a [Victor Jara box set](https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Jara-Coleccion/dp/B000098YMQ). Jara was a protest singer who died in the Santiago stadium in Pinochet's coup... your student might have heard some of the songs, but if they haven't, this would be an important piece of the story that might not come through quite as vividly in the written word.

  • Lillian Gorczany

    First, check local music stores! Lots of stores will sell single reeds for a few bucks. [Here's a Vandoren sampler pack](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01733ZK9M/ref=twister_B019XT68PY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) on Amazon that comes with four single Vandoren reeds in different styles. It's cheaper [on Woodwind Brasswind](http://www.wwbw.com/Vandoren-Bb-Clarinet-Mix-Card-J30086.wwbw?source=TWWR5J1BB&cntry=us&currency=usd&gclid=CjwKEAiAi-_FBRCZyPm_14CjoyASJAClUigOFL8mUVp-fpiXEcWETyTmws9QTtRas64UBeB5z6Az6RoC8Nrw_wcB), but they're currently out of stock of the 3.5 pack. It has one V12 and also some of Vandoren's higher quality/more expensive reeds.

  • Waldo Mueller

    I'm as ancient as you I buy music magazines with cover CDs I can put on the car (music journalism is universally terrible so I don't actually read the mags, but no labels seem to give out sampler CDs anymore so cover discs it is). This is better than Spotify random mode because if there's a tune I like I know the band has some kind of marketing effort going on so I can actually buy stuff Whenever someone gives me iTunes/amazon/whatever vouchers I google for "best X albums of this year" lists and buy a couple of albums from bands I've usually never heard of based on the fact the internet likes them

  • Kathryne Spencer

    # #1: Slumber Party --- **Average:** 8.662 **// Total Points:** 1117.4 **// Controversy:** 1.682 **// [Listen here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwpj9_hrK_A)** --- **Highest scores:** (11 x9) bluehxrizon, ExtraEater, calltehshots, BlasiFeelsSwift, Willybae00, THE_PE_DEMANDS_BLOOD, Macubass, mgglite, BEARS_WILL_EAT_YOU (10 x36) arandomgiraffe, justiceisrad, superr_rad, youknwnothingjonsnow, triptoyourheart, jamesfog, PuggleMaster, alternativeoxygen, omgcow, veryunfinished, MariahGr8rThnJesus, letsallpoo, mindnoises, Yatcho, jackcs903, Joebiekong, Darkra01, 7mad, ThatParanoidPenguin, mokitsu, skiddos, Mudkip1, havanabrown, leviOHsa, TheAfricAsian, JohnnyToby, angusaditus, hoolytoledo, Lopes14, b_mcq, eklxtreme, femaleghostbuster, MihaMijat, JoeThaMo, c0ns3rvative, SpanKKy1 (9.8 x1) mirandacrocsgrove (9.7 x2) twat_brained, FishM8 (9.5 x5) raicicle, TonyRealm, berober04, DoctorWhoWhenHowWhy, patronsaintofaspies (9.3 x2) Itsafudgingstick, JunkyGS (9.2 x1) 3rdattemptusername **Lowest Scores:** (2 x1) MrSwearword (3 x1) ImADudeDuh **[All scores](http://pastebin.com/xC7GxacF)** --- So here we are. I remember when I had like 10 votes in this was #1 and I was cackling because I never expected Britney to actually win (did anyone?) so I shared the wacky top 10 in the plug with the belief that it would get switched up soon enough. And it did. John Wayne plummeted, Don't Hurt Yourself dropped out, A-YO dipped its head in and out, Formation even dropped some spots. But Slumber Party never moved. It was literally #1 since the beginning of the rate. I think its success is largely because almost nobody hated it. It's a good song, and even Britney's staunchest haters threw it a good score. So now it's the winner. It's a bop, it's one of Britney's best ever, the horns in the chorus that come out of nowhere are amazing, and Tinashe's inclusion (even though it doesn't really change the song) gives the song and video a sapphic and sexier tinge. I've long come to terms with this winning (lmao) but I'm sure this will...be a bit of a shock to y'all. I suppose this is my revenge for seeing so many 'omg britney's gonna get destroyed!' comments ever since I announced this rate. If anything, this is evidence that she can still compete with the big leagues. NO I DID NOT RIG THIS --- In which we violently beat this joke to death: **Wailordfan**: "Having a different voice there is nice for a change, also, TINASHA I C O N I C. Can't wait to get lumped with literally everyone else who said the same thing." Well, let's see? **BionicFunhouse**: "I actually dig this a bit. Tinasha sounds great." **SkyBlade79**: "Tinasha is pretty pointless in this, but I really like the chorus. Sure, the first verse is just cringy and obvious metaphors, it seems fake edgy, but it’s still an undeniable bop." **VodkaInsipido**: "T I N A S H A" **joshually**: "Tinashas new signature song, thank you Godney for sharing your blessing with the less fortunate." **chubs4life**: "I love Tinasha's work!" **JunkyGS**: "GIVE IT UP FOR TINASHA" **MihaMijat**: "Tinasha remix is better but still great" **calltehshots**: "A BOP that invented Tinasha? Legendary." **arandomgiraffe**: "excuse me you accidentally misspelled Tinasha with an e" **ThereIsNoSantaClaus**: "I like the synths and how low-key the song can be, I could bop to it and I kept imagining Troy and Abed’s pillow fort from Community listening to it so that can’t be bad. Also Tinasha jokes aren’t funny" --- **JoeThaMo**: "Yas Mama Britney, give Baenash>E< that well deserved promo! BUY NIGHTRIDE ON ITUNES" **skiddos**: "I just want TinashE to finally get a number one hit." **Macubass**: "I C O N I C" **mokitsu**: "This is the best song in the album! It's pure pop perfection, a super sexy song that sounds fresher every listen. I love how it builds up and I love R&B princess Tinashe's verses!" **MrSwearword**: "This “Hotline Bling” beat and Tennis Shoe and that weird deep voice towards the end of the song detract heavily from the song." **jackcs903**: "not sure if this is feat. tinashe or not but either way it's a great song" **mgglite**: "i thought beyonce would get my eleven and britney my zero just going by what others had said about the albums but as it turns out it was the other way around" **holly_foxxy**: "finally a bop! the kind of britney i'm here for." **ProphecyPizza**: "This album has so many bops??help??" **dirdbub**: "now THIS is an awesome song. Tinashe kills her part as well" **enecks**: "This is to Glory what Hotline Bling is to Views- easily the best song, but still suffers from many of its problems" **estreindre**: "the production on this is pretty nice and i love me some tinashe but... god, is it embarassing to listen to a fourty year old women to use slumber parties as a metaphor for sleep lmao." **omgcow**: "This song is so fucking SEXY I liiiive for Britney dropping F bombs and “we use our bodies to make our own videos” is a great line." **Joebiekong**: "It would have been a 9 if it wasn't for the milk licking" **Palutzel**: "sounds great, not amazing, but it's solid pop" **TonyRealm**: "The Tinashe remix elevates it to a whole new level, but the album version is quite good already." **CarlyRaeJepsensBitch**: "The ooh -ooh ooh -oooh elevates this song; the rest is middle of the road" **havanabrown**: "I fuc with this song" **BlasiFeelsSwift**: "YASSS COME THROUGH SLAY ME MOM I'M DEAD R.I.P. DEAD DEAD DEAD YAS i swear i'm not a britney stan guys" **spacebabe27**: "Yas." **superr_rad**: "TINASHE" **Itsafudgingstick**: "Easily the best track on the album, points docked because with or without the Tinashe the track sounds indistinguishable, which shouldn't be the case" **bliamc**: "Best song on the normal edition, still shouldn’t have been the second single." **NapsAndNetflix**: "I wanted to drag this because it’s going to be top 5 and honestly it doesn’t deserve it but also I can’t lie it’s good and the video is better" **DoctorWhoWhenHowWhy**: "I listened to both the original and the Tinashe version of the song while listening to the album for the rate. Tinashe adds more life to this already great song!" **a_rain_of_tears**: "as a gay dude i would slumber party with britney and tinashe if this song was included" **Death_Soup**: "Bop. Though tbh it would have been considerably lower if not for my bae Tinashe." **Nerdy_boy_chris**: "This the song y'all were excited about? 🤔🤔🤔" **BEARS_WILL_EAT_YOU**: "the video kicks it up a notch" **mother_rucker**: "My only critique is that Queen Tinashe is underutilized" **ThatParanoidPenguin**: "The Spotify version of this song has Tinashe on it, so I'm reviewing that. I hope that's fine. Anyway, this is probably my favorite on the album. I'm already a big Tinashe fan, but I think Britney holds her own so honestly this song would probably get a 10 anyway. The beat is super smooth and the drum fill to the chorus is just insanely good. Chorus is definitely my favorite on the album too." **qetaz**: "this is better. Maybe more interesting because there's two voices, giving it a bit more tone? But it also feels more danceable, I wasn't feeling any of the other songs but I was bopping along to this" **Reifiui**: "And another pretty damn good song so far the album is going better than I expected!" **TheKneesOfOurBees**: "Hump me. Fuck me. My tunnel loves to deepthroat (it do)." **sweetnsoursauce1**: "the extra .5 is coming from that ICONIC music video" **chihuahuazero**: "Nicki already did the “potion/overdosin” rhyme a few years ago, and even then it was cheesy. Sorry, Nicki." **LuigiEatsPopcorn**: "Now this is some GODNEY right here. Incredible song." **Therokinrolla**: "I’ve been told this song is good, but /u/DoctorWhoWhenHowWhy?" **huntyphobic**: "I like the song but I feel like Britney isn’t being original and is just jumping on the dark trop-pop bandwagon" **SpanKKy1**: "There would be no sleeping at a Shawn Mendes slumber party" **patronsaintofaspies**: "It gave us the best Britney video in years, and it had Tinashe in it. What's not to love?" **leviOHsa**: "Now this is a fucking pop song. This is what I don’t understand, how can Britney (and her puppet masters) make a song this good, but not replicate this level? Honestly I think it’s a perfect pop song. I genuinely believe if this was the lead single and had decent promotion it would have charted very well." **JohnnyToby**: "FINALLY A POP SONG jk but finally a GOOD song" **blue_charles**: "If I had myself a hot boi this would be our make-out playlist just this one song on repeat that's it. Also that harmony/ad-lib from Britney at 2:50(ish) is the reason I wake up every morning." **eklxtreme**: "amazing from the very first synth note, this production got me goin crazy" **snidelaughter**: "This is really good." **Yatcho**: "Took me until the music video to really come around to the sing but its one of my favorite Britney songs ever now." **veryunfinished**: "i love tinashe!" **Willybae00**: "I’d be lying if I said I don’t jump and scream whenever I hear this song come on. The intro is everything, the chorus is great, and I just love the way she says fortress." **THE_PE_DEMANDS_BLOOD**: "if the GP isn't going to be here for it then I sure as fuck am" **twat_brained**: "The song + the sultry vocals + the video, esp. l i c c = a true return to form. I’m so proud I think I’m gonna cry." **ImADudeDuh**: "One of the least memorable songs I have ever heard. I heard it 3 times before listening to it to judge it and I had no memory of it whatsoever." Welp, poor you!

  • Jon Boyer

    To Stop and Rest Alice and her dad Timothy sat together at the edge of her bed on the big night before their departure. They were packing her Barbie-doll suitcase with all of her favorite shirts and skirts, outfits that she would wear to Disneyland. She was especially excited to wear the four princess shirts that her dad bought her for Christmas last year, and, when paired with the various pink and red skirts she recently received at her eighth birthday party, they completed her favorite clothing combinations. Her dad pulled a garment off its hanger and held it up for her to see. A nod meant it would be folded in the bag, and a shake meant that it went back into the closet. She shook her head at one particular shirt that he suspected she would dislike. “Not purple. Ew.” Toss. Once they had decided on an acceptable wardrobe selection, Timothy began packing the car with their bags. They lived in a small town in Arizona called Porter, and it was about a 5-hour drive to Disneyland from their home. Since Alice slept most of the time anyway, Timothy decided it would be best to drive through the night to reach the theme park with ample time left in the day to explore. He had the car packed by around 8:00 p.m., and napped for a few hours before he woke up again and carried his sleeping daughter to the passenger seat. Road trips for this family of two were always a bit segmented, due to Alice’s necessity to pee at nearly every gas stop along the way. Three years earlier, when she was five, Alice was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Up until now, she had been a relatively fully-functional child, but lately her condition had worsened. Her mobility had been significantly reduced due to the strain on her fragile body. Her immune system was deficient, resulting in an almost constant sickness – that, for her, extended much further than mild discomfort. The medications she was required to take caused a lot of inconvenient and unpleasant side-effects; one of which was frequent urination. As a result of these long-term medical conditions, Alice and Timothy found themselves driving toward Disneyland to satisfy his daughter’s natural eight-year-old desire for a visit, and to accommodate her unnatural time constraint. “Pit-stops,” as they were accustomed to calling them, for a long time had been a very regular familiar routine. In a typical pit-stop, Timothy would pull off on an exit, park in the closest spot at the station, and wait for his daughter in the car. At this point, he usually left Alice to go in and find the restroom on her own, as she’d done it with company countless times in the past. On their first pit-stop however, he followed Alice in and bought them some snacks for the road while she was in the restroom. He first stopped to browse the candy aisle. Considering the length of time Alice was going to make her treat last, he made sure to choose something that she could enjoy until they arrived in LA. Timothy decided upon and grabbed a pack of sour gummy-worms that was dangling from its hook, and moved further on down the aisle. He made his way up and down the possible selections, pausing at his daughter’s favorites. He made it to the register not without stopping for two Gatorades, a bag of barbeque chips for himself, and a Drumstick from the freezer. They met back up at just the right time, and headed out the door together. Alice struggled to push the door open for her father whose hands were full of their goodies. She thrusted against the door two or three times in a struggle to get it swinging, which made quite the racket, a sleigh-bell being rebounded back into the glass with each of her impulses. They were getting closer now, only an hour and a half left. Alice was now fully awake, eyes fixed doggedly on the road. Timothy hadn’t seen so much animation in his daughter in months, he couldn’t imagine the sort of resurrection she would experience once they actually arrived. She was smiling, talking, laughing, singing her favorite princess songs, and dancing softly in her seat, signs that she was getting rather impatient. “Are you getting excited, sweetie? We’re almost there!” Timothy said with a fist-pump for punctuation. “yeah yeah! How much longer though? I’m holding!” “really close. I bet we can see the castle in an hour.” He turned and smiled. The smile slowly dissipated from her lips, but she stayed focused on the road. “You need me to pull over, hun? We passed up on the last pit-stop.” “I can make it one more, daddy. Drive fast, though.” Alice said with a stoic face, and they sped past the exit. Just as day started to break, when they were still about an hour away, and Alice needed a pit-stop. Timothy spotted a station coming at the next exit and veered toward it. As they pulled to a stop, Alice opened the door and hopped out before they were done rolling up. She hurried herself into the bathroom while her dad waited. She seemed distressed, and Timothy observed that Alice was acting out of character. He concluded that it was just nerves and her little anxious impulses. He picked one of his favorite songs and played it for himself while he had the time (Disney princess tracks had been in the CD player for the whole trip). When the song ended, he noted that she was taking a while, calculating that the song he listened to was seven minutes long. Moments like these were distracting for Timothy. Pit-stops weren’t always like this, he was accustomed to the two loves of his life returning, mother and daughter. While the length of time grew, so did Timothy’s digressions, and he returned to the ditch that death heaves you in. He leaned back and closed his eyes once more to help subdue the pangs. He opened them moments later, and still, saw no sight of his daughter – although he did notice that the day would soon arrive; The volcanic sunlight began to glow more vigorously in the distance, silhouetting a jagged mountain rage underneath the horizon. “Maybe there was a line,” he thought out loud. He remembered noticing some other parked cars outside when they arrived. Unlucky coincidence, he mused, remembering how desperately Alice needed to use the bathroom. When his justifications for her tardiness could no longer satisfy his unrest, Timothy was now aware of something entirely different: fear. He dared not indulge such abstractions. Sliding out of his driver’s seat and planting his tingling feet on the ground, Tim moved unwillingly toward the entrance. He raised a trembling hand toward the metal handle on the swinging glass door of this Chevron station: an isolated and indolently maintained establishment on the side of the freeway, in a world of its own. A large sleigh-bell clamored obnoxiously at the end of some twine tied to the door hydraulic. His attention was immediately drawn to the back of the dank and fluorescent convenience store. There, he could see a man and two women, huddled together and looking down at something. He tasted fear welling in his mouth and constricting at his throat. Knees buckling, Timothy struggled to walk over there. Each step closer was more painful – he thought he might not even be able to make it back to the commotion. As he got closer, he heard sobs, they were coming from one of the women. She was clutching a small girl tight in her bosom who was also crying hysterically. For a moment, the blonde girl he saw in the arms of the woman brought relief to his debilitating anxiety, but nearly instantly Timothy knew he couldn’t be seeing his little girl in that woman’s arms; Alice hated purple. His eyes panned to the real source of the commotion, and what the mother was shielding her child from seeing: It was Alice. She was lying, face up, on the hard white tile floor; her body situated halfway through the bathroom door, her dead weight preventing it from swinging shut. Her eyes were not closed. Her position was not restful. She was sprawled on the floor, an arm and a leg each situated at a ninety-degree angle. The way in which she lay was reminiscent of the form of someone running – or fleeing, rather. Her flowing, golden hair blanketed the tile and her forehead with the gentlest gravity. Tim fell hard and fast, slamming his knees into the tile. What can hurt now? Everything. When her mother died, he told himself that the only reason he could still love was because he still had his daughter. He knew that he’d yet been tested by a crueler hardship, and in this moment he wasn’t prepared to break that record again. Hopelessness. Tim lost his only remaining person. She was his person. He didn’t have himself, not after Beth had passed. The morning sun had now fully roused, cascading about a new sort of copper-colored sheen that beamed from just above the horizon into the big glass windows of the shop. The intense rays masked the fluorescent and metallic hues of the building’s artificial light and softened the electric hum that occupied the air. It was in this unforgiving light, that every imperfect thing – a speck of dirt or misplaced merchandise – immediately became dissatisfyingly obvious. He looked once more at his daughter’s lifeless body. Her face was illuminated with full intensity, and with the vigor and drive for a new day – the sun seemed insultingly insistent on that matter. He could see the residue from the ice cream he bought her earlier in the night caked and hardened on the corners of her mouth. Her hands, although they had been manicured professionally just two days prior, were already missing two different red acrylic nails. He watched her bite them off in the car this morning, she was so excited. Timothy first wiped himself of sweat and tears, and then resolutely he pushed his daughter’s soft, unkempt bedhead from her face. He kissed her one last time on the forehead. Exhaling slowly, as if in punctuation, he laid his head softly on her silent chest, and they slept.

  • Ryann Kihn

    Well, well. After over a season of correctly guessing what episode would go out, I've finally made the wrong call. Not "In the Name of the Brother" (2x12) but "Selfless, Brave and True" (2x16) was voted out, with eight votes. The aforementioned "In the Name of the Brother" (2x12) gained four votes, while "Into the Deep" (2x08), "The Cricket Game" (2x10) and "The Miller's Daughter" (2x16) had two each. Here are the summaries: "In the Name of the Brother": Whale/Frankenstein-centric. Back in FTL, Frankenstein had his scientific finding cut. Rumple restored it, on the terms that Victor would continue research on reviving the dead. While looking for dead bodies, his brother, Gerhardt, was shot and killed. Victor's first successful experiment, using the Enchanted Heart he got from Rumple via Regina (via Cora), Victor revived Gerhardt. Gerhardt came back as a monster, however. In an incident, Gerhardt killed his father. Victor kept his brother locked up, after that. While he sometimes wanted Gerhardt dead, and Gerhardt himself wished for death, Victor couldn't kill his brother. Instead, Victor wanted to save him. In SB, Whale is depressed that he can't easily get back to his home world and brother. After Belle, Hook and Greg Mendel get dragged to the hospital, it is revealed that Mendel's injuries are life-threatening. While Whale gets further smashed, the Charmings and co. debate on the danger of letting Mendel live, as he may bring others and/or have seen Gold use magic. They eventually decide that Mendel should live, on moral principle. However, when Whale is called for surgery, he isn't in the hospital. He wandered off to commit suicide. Luckily, Ruby finds him and grabs him after he jumps, saving his life. She gives him a pep talk and convinces him to save Mendel's life, which he does. Mendel needs to stay in town for a while to recover. At the end, he calls back the woman who had been fining his phone, starting a conversation which implied that he did, in fact, see Gold use magic at the town line. In Regina sideplot things, Regina is manipulated by Cora. Even though Regina realized Cora's intention to frame her for Archie's murder and isolate her, Regina still agrees to work with her mother. In Rumbelle sideplot things, Belle has lost her memory. Though Gold tries to get it back through various methods, including a failed TLK and the cup, it doesn't work. Additionally, some of Cora and Gold's former Romaric history is hinted at. After retrieving the blood globe from Cora, Gold wants to begin the quest to find his son, dragging along Emma. "Into the Deep": No flashbacks, this time. In SB, Henry has nightmares, caused by living through and waking up from a Sleeping Curse. After he comes back with burns from the flaming dream realm he travels to, David and Regina realize that Henry actually goes there. They realize, then, that the girl he sees there, Aurora, is also real. After some back and forth, they realize that Aurora is traveling with MM and Emma. While they try to use Henry to communicate information to those in FTL, they decide it's too dangerous for him to go. Instead, they put David under the curse, with the assumption that he would meet up with and be woken by MM in the dream world. That doesn't work, as they can't physically touch in the dream realm. In sideplot things, Gold and Regina being to work together to prepare for the arrival of Cora, Regina's mother. In present-FTL, Cora decides to drop Hook, who can't be trusted, after letting Emma get the magic compass. On the FTL side of things, Aurora figures out that the boy she sees in the dream realm is Henry. They similarity try to communicate with SB, on how to deal with Cora. After realizing that it's also too dangerous for Aurora, they decide to use MM. After this, Cora attacks and kidnaps Aurora. So, the group gathers ingredients to put MM in a deep enough sleep to reach the dream realm. To get Aurora back, Mulan tries to take the compass to Cora. MM and Emma stop her. Hook releases Aurora, to prove his allegiance to the good guys. In actuality, Cora has Aurora's heart and is using it to control her. Hook took it to prove allegiance to Cora. "The Cricket Game": In FTL-flashbacks, Sbow and Charming defeated King George. They then decided to deal with their next enemy, Queen Regina. Snow offered to let the Queen surrender, but the Queen wanted only Snow's death. During the conversation, Blue traps the Queen. While Charming wanted to kill her, Snow wanted to spare her. They decided, instead, to test the Queen, with the help of Rumplestiltskin. Rumple made it so that the Queen could not harm Snow or Charming in FTL. Snow released the Queen. If she simply went free, Should would have passed the test. As is, the Queen tried to again kill Snow, failing. Having failed, Snow and Charming vanish the Queen...to her own castle, to amass her own forces, while living relatively in comfort. I don't understand them, sometimes. In SB, Hook and Cora arrive in town. Cora magics the ship invisible. While the episode then goes to the infamous "tacos" scene, it season progresses to something much more serious. Namely, the "murder" of Archie. While invited to the welcome home party for MM and Emma, Regina feels highly ostracized. Emma tries to reassure her by mentioning that Archie told her Regina is trying to change. Cora witnesses all of this, noting that she needs to break Regina, if she wants her daughter to come to her. "Regina", in turn, feels betrayed by Archie. Archie is found dead the next day, with "Regina" having been seen arguing with him the previous night. While Regina is brought in, she says it wasn't her, and Emma believes her. Really, it wasn't. It was Cora, framing Regina, while magicked to look like her. Emma correctly thinks it was a frame job, with Gold doing the framing. While they confront him, he also claims non-involvement. Instead, he brings in a "witness", Archie's dog, Pongo. Cora is clever, though. When Emma extracts the memories of the "murder", she sees a false memory planted by Cora. However, unable to deny the "evidence", they go to arrest Regina. She escapes, hurt by all of this, realizing that the heroes will never believe or trust her. At the end, it is shown that Archie is not dead. Cora killed a decoy and hid Archie on the Jolly Roger, all to frame her daughter for a murder. "The Miller's Daughter": Further into FTL-flashback, we saw a young Cora. Young Cora was a poor peasant girl, the daughter of the drunkard miller. One day, she had to deliver flour to the castle. In front of many nobles, she was tripped by Princess Eva, and forced to beg forgiveness for ruining Princess Eva's dress. Later, Cora sneaked into the royal ball held by King Xavier, for his son's hand, Prince Henry. While there, King Xavier recognized Cora as the peasant from earlier. He called her out on it, saying that a person of such low status shouldn't have bothered to attend. Perhaps angered by this, Cora bragged that she could spin straw to gold. King Xavier wanted her to prove it. She would be locked in a tower full of straw for a night. If it was all spin come morning, she would live and marry the prince. If it was not, she would die. Later, locked in the tower, Cora contemplated death. Rumple prevented that, offering her a deal. In exchange for her firstborn (who was actually Zelena, already born), he would teach her how to turn straw to gold. Cora accepted. During the lesson, the two formed an intimate relationship. Cora managed to spin all of the straw, and Prince Henry proposed. During the engagement, she and Rumple continued the affair. She decided she loved and and wished to run away with him. In preparation for this, the deal was changed so that Cora would give Rumple their child and he taught we her how to rip our hearts, to kill King Xavier. Upon trying to kill the King, he revealed that he knew of the affair. As he said, "Love is weakness". When she next saw Rumple, the heart Cora ripped out was her own. She chose power over love, leaving behind Rumple for a life of wealth and prestige. Later, she held up newborn Regina, promising she would one day be queen. In SB, Gold is dying. If the Dark One dies naturally, the powers disappear. Cora decides she needs to kill him herself.

  • Gladys Ratke

    > Because of the effect it had on his house. Tyrion was a Lannister and that was why his capture had to be punished. Yes, he is family. And going to war when his son was captured is not an indication that he loathed him. You claimed that everything Tywin does indicates that he loathes Tyrion, this is clearly not the case here. >He made him hand because he had literally no other choice. He had plenty of choice. Tyrion was one of the least qualified men in Tywin's' war council at that point. His life had been pretty much drinking and whoring his way around Westeros Tyrion himself even points out the superior candidates > *"Why me?" he asked, cocking his head to one side. "Why not my uncle? Why not Ser Addam or Ser Flement or Lord Serrett? Why not a … bigger man?"* > *Lord Tywin rose abruptly. "You are my son."* So clearly not everything Tywin does is an indication that he loathes him. >He then later denied literally everything Tyrion accomplished when he WAS hand. Did he? You are going to have to quote this from the books. > *"Your chain was a clever stroke, and crucial to our victory. Is that what you wanted to hear? I am told we have you to thank for our Dornish alliance as well. You may be pleased to learn that Myrcella has arrived safely at Sunspear. Ser Arys Oakheart writes that she has taken a great liking to Princess Arianne, and that Prince Trystane is enchanted with her. I mislike giving House Martell a hostage, but I suppose that could not be helped."* So no, Tywin did no deny Tyrion's efforts. > I do not recall that conversation as being particularly amiable What conversation? > *"Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens. Spare me these coy reproaches, Tyrion. I visited your sickbed as often as Maester Ballabar would allow it, when you seemed like to die." He steepled his fingers under his chin. "Why did you dismiss Ballabar?"* Tywin visitiing his sick son is hardly a sign that he loathes him. He may at time loath him, but your argument that everything he does towards Tyrion is act of loathing is clearly false. > You're using this as an example of him CARING?!? Well first of all your argument was that ever action that **"Everything in the books indicates that Tywin loathes Tyrion."** I am pointing out actions that clearly show that not every action is about him loathing Tyrion. Sparing his son's life for killing his grandson the King is actually a sign that he does not loath him and yes he does so because he cares as Kevan explains to Tyrion >* "Do you think he would allow you to take the black if you were not his own blood, and Joanna's? Tywin seems a hard man to you, I know, but he is no harder than he's had to be."* So yeah, Kevan knows him quite well and the only reason Tyrion is being spared is because he is Tywin's son. >That entire trial was an obvious part. lol no it was not. Tyrion himself acknowledges he is the main suspect. Kevan thinks Tyrion was guilty, evem Jaime is not sure and has to ask Tyrion if he did it. > The evidence was outright faked. Which evidence? * The evidence of Tyrion claiming that he would kill Joffrey? That happened I'm afraid. * The evidence of Tyrion striking the King (itself an offense that Tyrion sould have lost his hand for). That happened I'm afraid. * The evidence of Tyrion confiscating all of Pycelle's poisons? That also happened. Tyrion had the most motive, had the means and was the last person to hand Joffrey a drink. That is why he was found guilty. > A fact Tywin had to know because he was sleeping with Shae After the fact. How does Shae know who killed Joffrey? Shae is well aware of what Tyrion is capable of as she knows that Tyrion had her friend the singer killed. > No. He can't. Yes he can. Tyrion is an adult, Tywin pointed this out to him when he was 16 and wanted to go to Essos. This is even pointed out in the first chapter when Royces son joins the Watch. No one thinks any less of Yohn Royce for this. Tywin could have made him join the Watch, the Septon or even the Maesters and no one would have cared. > Because Tywin cares about appearances and a Lannister living in poverty is a lot worse than one living as a playboy. A dwarf son famous across the realm for his whoring and drinking is actually a lot worse than some poor Lannister. And you are wrong, there are no Lords who care that Randyll Tarly's heir has joined the Wall. Readers do but we have seen no evidence that anyone in Westeros thinks badly about Randyll because of this. Tywin could have had Tyrion secretly killed as a baby and no one would care. Tywin's grandfather, Gerold, was suspected of killing his brother niece and he was nicknamed the Golden. The disabled are not cared for in Westeros. When Bran is crippled his father's best friend tells his own family that Bran would be better off dead while his distant cousins the Karstarks think the same. Penny points out how every other dwarf in that world has to live > "*You mustn't mock him. Don't you know anything? You can't talk that way to a big person. They can hurt you. Ser Jorah could have tossed you in the sea. The sailors would have laughed to see you drown. You have to be careful around big people. Be jolly and playful with them, keep them smiling, make them laugh, that's what my father always said. Didn't your father ever tell you how to act with big people?"* Tyrion is the best treated dwarf in Westeros by some margin, the only others Tyrion knows about > *Growing up, Tyrion heard reports of a dwarf jester at the seat of the Dornish Lord Fowler, a dwarf maester in service on the Fingers, and a female dwarf amongst the silent sisters, but he never felt the least need to seek them out.* are hardly treated any better. Westeros does not care about the disabled. > You just gave another reason why Tywin loathes him... And yet Tywin has let him live, let him prospered. Tyrion has clearly had a great education at Casterly Rock. That is not by accident, Tywin if he truly loathed him could have had him secluded away somewhere hopped up on poppy milk unable to embarrass him. Instead Tyrion gets free reign to do whatever he wants in Westeros with his father footing the bill. > Compared to Tyrion he was. Jamie got nearly everything he ever wanted. Such as what? Quote from the books what Jaime was given and what Tyrion was not. > And Tyrion is far more capable than Jaime in everything but fighting Maybe in our eyes, not in the eyes of a medieval society. Look at how effortlessly Jiame commands compared to Tyrion who has to buy it, Jaime, in their world, is a more respected and valued leader than Tyrion is. Even with only one hand he is still seen as a better leader than his dwarf brother. > yet Tywin outright refuses to admit this multiple times. Admit what? > Tywin outright denies Tyrion's rights to Casterly Rock. That is absolutely NOT the norm in these times Do you not what is also not the norm in these times, the part of the conversation that comes just before Tywin tells Tyrion that > *"Your sister told me of your threats against my grandsons." Lord Tywin's voice was colder than ice. "Did she lie?"* > *Tyrion would not deny it. "I made threats, yes. To keep Alayaya safe. So the Kettleblacks would not misuse her."* > *"To save a whore's virtue, you threatened your own House, your own kin? Is that the way of it?"* So yeah, Tywin is within his rights to be pissed at this. Do you not agree? > We're talking about Tywin. And considering how Lancel turned out, I wouldn't put Kevan in the father of the year catagory... Isnt Lancel, in the books, one of the few characters who actually shows penance for the mistakes he has made? Rejecting the Darry Lordship he does not feel he deserves. Before that he fought in battles for his House and even stands up to Cersei when she was risking the war with withdrawing Joffrey and he gets stabbed for it. > No. He went to war for the slight against house Lannister. Yes, he cares about House Lannister, That is caring,

  • Cortney Wilderman

    Alright then! Like with several of my other Bloodmatch responses, this will be a multi-part story in regards to who would win-Godzilla, or Bowser! But before we get started, first, some brief introductions! [**Godzilla**,](http://www.kaijuaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Xplus-Godzilla-1989-Vinyl-Figure-Review-Big.jpg) ([Respect Thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/respectthreads/comments/2e80st/respect_the_king_of_monsters_godzillacomposite/)) also known as the King of Monsters, is a massive dinosaur-like creature that was awakened due to nuclear tests in the pacific. Mutated by radiation, the newly reborn Godzilla went on a rampage before being destroyed by the oxygen destroyer. But this wasn't the only instance of a dinosaur-like creature that had been awakened by our use nukes... Since then, Godzilla has returned many times-sometimes as a force of destruction, sometimes a source of salvation, but ALWAYS as the undisputed King of Monsters. [**Bowser**,](https://www.mariowiki.com/images/b/b7/BowserNSMBU.png) ([Respect Thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/respectthreads/comments/2td30f/respect_bowser_super_mario/) is Mario's longtime nemesis. Bowser's a character who, like Godzilla, has had many different charecterizations, but some things have stayed consistent over the years: he's strong, he has fire breath, he has a penchant for kidnapping princess's, and he is often very large. It's that last attribute we'll be focusing on in this fight. One last thing before we begin-I will be scaling Bowser up to Godzilla's size. The big reason or that is mostly because while Bowser *is* big, he's nowhere close to Godzilla's 100 m height-one of his biggest sizes is around the size of [Peach's Castle in Super Mario Galaxy 2,](http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mario/images/6/65/Giant_Bowser_in_Super_Mario_Galaxy_2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101231170807) which, while impressive, is nowhere close to 100 m. Meanwhile, his **biggest** size is from getting [magically enhanced while already giant,](https://gfycat.com/DiscreteLinearIrishterrier) but isn't exactly airtight on how big he is-through scaling, we know he's much bigger than [this version of Peach's Castle,](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Ad6KiITFv_A/hqdefault.jpg) but the exact size he is is difficult to determine there (plus, this feat requires *two* agents, whereas most of his other size increases only use one). As such, I figured I'd scale him up. Okay? Okay. With that said, let's get going! *** ###Prologue: An Unwelcome Interruption "Aaah!" "It's a monster!" "Flee!" Godzilla ignored the puny creatures voices below as he smashed through various buildings in rage, lost and confused. He had been sleeping on Monster Island. He had been sleeping, but when he had awoken, he had found himself in this strange city with no sign of how he had gotten there. He roared in anguish, head craning left and right for the cause of this. Who could have done this? *** "But daaaaaad! I've been extra good this month! I did the dishes, I cleaned my room, I finished all of my homework, *and* I fought Mario! Don't you think I deserve a reward for all that?" Bowser, King of the Koopas, closed his eyes, appearing to be deep in thought while his son Bowser Jr. watched on with a hopeful expression. The two of them (along with the rest of the Koopa Troop) were currently taking a well-needed vacation away from Peach and the Mario Brothers. Currently, they were looking around in a video game store for something for Jr. "Hmmm...I don't know, son. I mean, sure, you did do that, but did you help out with repairs to the fleet?" he said. "Wha-but daaaad!" "Only joking, only joking!" Bowser laughed. "Now then, go pick out your game and bring it over here, okay?" He chuckled as Junior eagerly nodded before running off to go find something to buy. Suddenly, the building shook, lights flickering as dust rained from the ceiling. Bowser stumbled and fell onto the floor. Getting up, he glared this way and that for the perpetrator. Suddenly, a magikoopa burst in, robes covered in dust. "Lord Bowser, sir! You, uh...you better come see this." *** Bowser watched as Godzilla towered above the city, wreaking havoc. "So remind me, why is this MY problem specifically to deal with? Because I was enjoying my vacation till just now, so there had better be a good reason that I have to deal with this." "Certainly, your wretchedness. Simply put, the humans have been unable to deal with this thing, and since you can grow huge as well, I had the bright idea of sending you to deal with the beast." Bowser glared at the puny magikoopa, took a deep breath, and let out a massive cloud of fire! **"YOU IDIOT!"** he roared, **"WHAT DO YOU TAKE ME FOR? MARIO? I'M NOT SOME HERO FOR HIRE! IF THE HUMANS CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT STUPID LIZARD, WELL THEN TOO BAD! I'M ON VACATION, AND NOTHING IS GOING TO INTERRUPT IT!"** "B-but sir! Your vileness, please! If the beast keeps this up, there won't BE a vacation! It'll destroy the whole city! Then what?" "...it will?" Bowser watched as yet another building fell to the monster. "...crud. Okay, fine. But only because I have to. Now then, just hit me with your magic and let me take care of the rest." With a nod, the magikoopa procured a broomstick before flying over Bowser, magic raining down on him. He clenched his fists as he began to glow... *** Godzilla smashed through skyscraper with ease, concrete and steel no match for his might. Roaring in fury, he cast his eyes to the ground, searching for something, anything which could be the cause of his current predicament. Which meant he completely missed the enormous hand of Bowser swining right towards him. He certainly felt the results though. The fist slammed into his side, sending him tumbling to the ground as huge wave of dust and debris flew into the air, briefly obscuring the sun. When at last the cloud had parted, Godzilla looked up. There, towering above the city streets, was Bowser. "Bwahahahaha!" roared Bowser, "And *they* couldn't even deal with you? Pathetic!" Godzilla narrowed his eyes, then drew himself up to his full fight, tail demolishing a building as he reared up, serpent like. Bowser looked on, clearly unimpressed. "C'mon! Wrap this up already! I have a vacation I'm missing out on because of this!" But Godzilla ignored his taunting. Instead, he opened his mouth and paused, as if drawing in energy. His mouth began to glow, and then... ...Godzilla blasted a beam of pure radiation at Bowser, sending the turtle tyrant reeling. Off-balance, Bowser stumbled backwards until he grabbed onto a skyscraper, digging in his claws for support. Steadying himself, he looked back at Godzilla, no longer quite so cocky. "So, that's how you want it, huh?" Bowser said. Godzilla roared in response. "Alright then," he said, readying himself. Despite the pain he had experienced, he was still quite confident. "let's go. It's..." #"SHOWTIME!" And with that, the battle was on! *** Like I said, this will be a multipart match, so I'll finish this up sometime later! Enjoy!

  • Claudia Morar

    >When Xemnas and Ansem are destroyed, Xehanort comes back, but why does he come back as Master Xehanort and not Terra-Xehanort? We don't know! He was probably the dominant force. Xehanort says he still has him so they might have both returned. >Is Riku the real hero of the Kingdom Hearts franchise? DDD really made Sora look like a chump and it made me like Riku so much more, I found myself questioning if in KH 3 sora would become 13th Darkness and the Kingdom Key would return to Riku mirroring it going to Sora when Riku went dark in the original game. I think they both are, only Sora gets the spotlight on the numbered entries and Riku gets his character development in the side games. I would love a proper Riku getting Sora back from the Darkness chapter but that kind of already happened in 3D, I doubt we're gonna see Sora anywhere near as low as we saw him there. >Can just any one have a keyblade? Kairi I will accept because she is a Princess of Heart (despite not being a princess), but Lea how did he get a Keyblade? Basically yes, to get a Keyblade you just need someone to pass it down and a heart strong enough to wield it and Lea is definitely strong of heart. He just had to ask Yen Sid for it. >How does time travel work? I think I understand it, but I'm sure one of you understands it way better As far as I can understand it, you need to exist at a location in the past to go back and you need to forego your physical body(unless you have Yen Sid or bodyless Ansem to hook you up), can't interfere with destined events and will forget everything upon returning to your time. >I know Aqua and Ventus haven't aged, but if Terra gets his body back will he look like Xemnas with brown hair and blue eyes? We couldn't be sure, but it would be weird if he didn't since the Radiant Garden crew returned aged. >Why does Diz have a different skin color than Ansem the Wise? (this is just something that has always bugged me) Yeah no clue, probably some concealing trickery. >We know at least 2 original Organization XIII members besides Xemnas are in the True Organization, but are they their Nobodies or the real people? Axel called Saix, Isa, but Isa/Saix had the X scar between his eyes, but Axel lost his upside down tear drops below his eyes when he became a real person (a somebody?) Not really clear, my guess is that they released their hearts again to be able to be Norted. >If Sora kills Xemnas and Ansem in present day do they magically revive and return to the past? Possibly? I mean if they didn't they couldn't be destroyed in the past, paradoxes and whatnot. It's not clear though. >How did Young Xehanort get his Keyblade? Eraqus and Xehanort's Master is probably part of the Luxu chain and he handed it down to him. Either that or he stole it(but Eraqus does say the story of the Keyblade War was their Master's favorite so I'm leaning towards the former). >Is Young Xehanort one of the True Organization XIII or is he just the courier for bringing the members together because he acted like he wasn't a member? If he isn't a member, why isn't he? He was a pain to fight, you would think they would want him in the Organization. As of 3D he's just a courier following what he believes is his destined path and if I remember correctly, all the seats are filled in the throne room so he might not be Xehanort's ally per se. I think his alliance is intentionally ambiguous but also he might just be one and I'm overthinking it. >How did Xehanort get the ability to time travel and how did Young Xehanort get that power? Ansem SoD abandoned his body to go back to Destiny Islands (man in the robe)to tell YX about his mission and lend him his power(also to set up the Org's actions in 3D and also why he needed to possess Riku in KH1) >We haven't seen Terra Xehanort anywhere so what happened to Terra's body? Xehanort mentions they have one of Mickey's friends already so they probably both reformed and he's somewhere Norted. >Do Nobodies age? I think so, Ienzo should be the main exhibit. >How long after Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep did Xehanort make everyone nobodies? I think about a year. >Can Riku get the Kingdom Key back? If something happens to Sora, probably but he has a Keyblade of his own that represents him much better so I don't see why he would. >Yen Sid told Sora that he should always follow his heart even after following his heart lead him to almost become the 13th vessel of Xehanort "Aren't hearts great? Steer us wrong every time." >Theories on who the XIIIth vessel will be? Not a clue but I can tell you it's definitely not Riku. Could be Ven, could be one of the guys from the X era. I doubt it's someone completely new since they made such a big deal out of it. >Was Joseph and Angel or what? Joshua? He's an Angel of sorts, yeah, you should play TWEWY if you can! >What exactly is Traverse Town? Ienzo said it was a world where people who lost their worlds ended up if they came back from being Nobodies. Not related to Nobodies, it's just where people without a world to go to end up. 0.2 >How did Terra commune with Aqua? He has one foot in the Dark and their hearts are connected. >Aqua told Terra Xehanort about Ventus being in the Chamber of Waking (should be called the Chamber of Sleeping because that is all Ventus ever does), so did Xehanort know Ventus was in Castle Oblivion/Land of Departure the entire time? It's unclear at which point this conversation happens but yeah, Xemnas talks about it. XBC >Is Xigbar/Braig the Master of Masters? That is my theory, I mean getting hit in the eye with darkness wouldn't remove your eye, so maybe he wears the eye patch to hide the fact that he just has an empty socket. It would though, plus he had an eye for a pretty hefty amount of time in BbS. Their characters are also completely different types of laid back. >Theories on what is in the box? I like the theory that it's the X-Blade but knowing Nomura it could be any dumb thing. >Does Xehanort know No Name's eye is recording the events as they unfold? The E3 2015 Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows a conversation between a very young Xehanort and Eraqus and suggests Xehanort already knew No Names true purpose as a child. He talks about "the lost masters" who started the Keyblade War and he says, "the future it's already been written" and he looks at the keyblade No Name. Eraqus says the story of the keyblade war is their masters favorite story which makes me think Luxu was their master. Talked about this on an earlier question but yeah, I think he knows and no, I don't think Luxu was their Master. X happens way before their time, that's why the "Ancient" Keyblade War is a story. >We see a 10 year old or so Xehanort in the KH 3 trailer in what looks like the Land of Departure, but we have been told that Xehanort did not leave Destiny Islands until he was like 16. What is up with that? The chess one? They look young but definitely not 10. >What is the Key to Return Hearts? We'll find out eventually! >Who do you think the other Organization members are? Probably people from the past to be revealed in season 2 of Unchained, maybe some old Organization members, possibly some of the good guys(probably not). >Who do you think the 7 Guardians of Light are? Sora, Riku, Kari, Mickey, Aqua, Ventus and probably some character from X since I doubt they'll get Terra back. Skipped the death things since they weren't that serious and the voice actor ones since I don't really have an opinion on them.

  • Adrienne Strosin

    The 116th PA fought as part of the Irish Brigade: the 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division of II Corps, which fought on the Union right at Fredericksburg. The Irish Brigade had a hard-won reputation as some of the strongest fighters in the US Army, and they paid for that reputation in blood; only two other brigades in the army lost more men over the course of the war. The 116th PA had a strong Irish element, and was led by an Irish colonel, but it also had a large number of Germans in the ranks, and Fredericksburg would be their first time fighting under the green banner of the Irish Brigade. At this point in the war, the Union had not implemented conscription; these were volunteers, and really, most of both armies were made up of men who had volunteered in the first year of the war, though the 116th PA was formed in the second year, after the recruitment offices were reopened after having been closed in the spring. The night before the battle, the 116th bivouacked with the rest of the army on the ground around Fredericksburg, on the southern bank of the river. Virginia isn't exactly an arctic wasteland, but sleeping without shelter in early December is never a pleasant experience. "Private William McCarter of the 116th Pennsylvania recalled that night as “sleepless and most uncomfortable,” with the only rest coming after he separated the staves of an old barrel, laid them out, and found some small protection from the damp ground. St. Clair Mul- holland fared no better, declaring it “one of the most dismal and miser- able [nights] ever experienced.” He noted, “The troops [were] massed so close that there was not even room enough for the men to lie down on the ground, and it was a fortunate man who could secure a cracker box to sit upon during the weary hours. Sleep was impossible, it was so cold and chilly.” McCarter appears to have been a lucky one, managing an hour’s sleep on his broken barrel." Before the attack of the brigade began, their general, Meagher, addressed the units in turn, reminding them of their duty to their adopted homeland, though during his pep talk, several men had been killed when a Confederate shell landed in their midst. They stepped off the advance after having entwined sprigs of boxwood in their caps; the brigade's green banner had been shredded in previous engagements, and was in New York while a replacement was being brought in. The men needed to show off *something* green to let the world know these were Irishmen. Before even seeing the enemy, the Brigade came across the wounded from previous attacks; one Irish veteran was considerate enough to step out of the ranks to saw off the mangled leg of an officer, which was then hanging by a single tendon. Pvt. McCarter noted African American people scrambling through the streets of Fredericksburg as artillery crashed into the town, making a special note of a woman with three children; a shell struck them, killing her and two children, while leaving the third badly wounded. "St. Clair Mul- holland declared the trail of wounded along Sophia Street a scene “not calculated to enthuse the men or cheer them.” " At Fredericksburg, the 116th's position on the Union right put them in position to attack the Confederate left, which was based on Mayre's Heights southwest of Fredericksburg. This gave the Confederate defenders the high ground, and allowed them to take cover behind a stone wall; it was going to be a tough nut to crack. After they crossed Princess Anne street, there was no shelter on the plateau from the hurricane of fire the Confederate were laying on the fields. Mulholland recalled when the 116th PA was marching past the free black neighborhood Liberty Town, one of his sergeants, John C. Marley, was instantly decapitated by a cannonball, and fell still clutching his musket. He furthermore witnessed three men struck down by a single ball. A small waterway ran behind Fredericksburg, called the millrace; while the 69th and 88th New York and 28th Massachusetts crossed using the remains of a bridge over it, the 116th had to wade through the frigid water (it was about 30 degrees that morning, though it had warmed up to about 60 during the day) to get across faster. It took the brigade about half an hour to cross the obstacle, after which they formed into line of battle and fixed bayonets. After seeing them across, their general retired to the rear to get his horse, having had pain in his knee. As the Irish pressed forward, they saw the previous brigade breaking up ahead of them, and entered into a furious hail of shot and shell. While there were Irish units in the Confederate lines opposite them, this didn't stop them from carrying out murderous execution by musketry. Pvt. McCarter of the 116th PA was wounded twice in a few minutes; a bullet struck his shoulder, and after another left his cap dangling by a thread from his ear, a second bullet struck his arm, and he fell unconscious. St. Clair Mulholland saw his fellow officers cut down one after another; a bullet tore through one lieutenant's thigh, while another punched through another lieutenant's lungs. He recalled seeing a sergeant spraying blood from a hole in his forehead, and was himself struck down by a bullet in the calf. While the 69th NY was able to get within 50 yards of the Confederate position, the attack had failed, and leaving the wounded where they lay, the survivors hugged the ground as they retreated from Confederate fire. The brigade's historian remarked it had barely risen to the level of battle, and that slaughter was perhaps a more accurate term. The 116th PA took especially heavy losses; the brigade as whole had lost about 40% of its officers and men during the attack, but the 116th had left more men on the field than were still in the ranks. As a whole, the brigade could only muster 250 men after the battle. Unsurprisingly, the battle was a dispiriting experience for the men of the unit. This was the first major battle fought after George McClellan, who had built the Army of the Potomac and inspired its men, was removed from command, and he was sorely missed; the newspaper *Irish-American* published a letter from a captain in the 88th NY, which praised his scientific approach to battle, the devotion he inspired in the men, and the humane care he showed for their lives. "We are slaughtered like sheep, and no result but defeat." I don't know your family background, so I don't know if this is relevant, but many of the Irish in the Union army were actually fighting for Ireland; they saw service in the US Army as a way to gain military experience for a future war to liberate Ireland from the British. If you'll permit some dark humor, I hope your ancestor patronized the embalmers who accosted the Irish Brigade before the battle, "handing them business cards with promises that should any man require “an early trip home” he would be “nicely boxed up and delivered to loving friends by express, sweet as a nut and in perfect preservation.” " All quotes taken from Susannah Ural's incredible book, *The Harp and the Eagle: Irish American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865.*

  • Quincy Collier

    To add to some of your remarks about the quintuple geocide in The Force Awakens (and the Stalin quote): Fiction is an illusion that we willingly participate in. If I open up the newspaper, and read, "Bob Smith died in a car crash," that's an objective fact. If I open up a novel, and read on page 1, "Bob Smith died in a car crash," that's objectively non-factual. It is a fiction. And because it's a fiction, I can't say that it's objectively a good or bad thing. What matters in a novel isn't the objective facts (because there are none; this is fiction); what matters here is my subjective experience. "My subjective experience is the most important thing" is something that isn't true of reality, but it is arguably true of fiction. If Bob Smith is a real person, then his death is objectively a bad thing whether I knew him or not. The universe doesn't need me to "believe" that Bob Smith died for that to be true. However, if Bob Smith is a character in a fictional story, my belief is a reader is arguably the only thing that matters. If Bob Smith dies on page 150 of a novel, and pages 1 through 149 are spent portraying Bob Smith as a person whose behavior is consistent with what I've identified as human behavior, then when I read, "Bob Smith died in a car crash," that's an objectively non-factual, but I have an experience that is subjective. I know that Bob Smith didn't *really* die, because he never actually existed. However, I've bought into the the idea that Bob Smith is a person, and as such, I can subjectively experience Bob's death as though he were a real person, or at least an approximation of one. If he dies on page 150, that effect is probably much stronger than if he died on page 1. And if he dies in book 5 of a long-running series where I've spent a lot of time getting to know about Bob's various personality quirks and who he is as a character, the impact is probably going to be greater, because the more I read about Bob, the more I allow myself to be "convinced" of the fiction that "Bob Smith is a person." The deaths of real people don't have to be "justified" in this way, because I already know that they're real. I can objectively say that a hundred Chinese people dying in an industrial accident is worse than my neighbor dying, and nobody has to take the time to convince me that "hey, those people who died in China are real people, just like your neighbor," because I already know/believe that. But for me to "believe" the fictional death of people on a movie screen, that requires a bit of self-deception. I'm going to willingly suspend my disbelief to a certain extent, but the filmmaker has to meet me halfway. If you say, "Bam, five planets were just destroyed, and that's terrible," in my view, you haven't done a proper job of meeting me halfway; that's putting the burden entirely on my suspension of disbelief, and I can only offer so much of that, especially as we get closer to the end of the meaning. (You don't have to "earn" a beginning, but you do have to earn a climax.) I didn't even know that these planets *existed*, so how could they possibly feel real? In Star Wars (A New Hope), I don't really know much about Alderaan, but the first half of the movie has done a good job of convincing me that Princess Leia is a person, and so when I see her sadness, that makes the destruction of Alderan feel "real" in a way that the 5-planet destruction in The Force Awakens didn't. To get more at the Stalin quote, "A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic:" One way to interpret this is literally: increasing the scope of the destruction causes us to feel less bad about it. By this logic, if TFA's "tragedy" had involved the destruction of only 3 planets instead of 5, it would have been "more tragic." But I don't think that the integer really has anything to do with it. I think that the Stalin quote is actually something that you can derive from the idea that "specificity is truth." If you tell me, on page 1, "Timmy died," that's going to make me less sad than if you told me, "Timmy, who loved reading fantasy novels and was about to start the sixth grade, died one afternoon when a congenital respiratory condition caused his lungs to collapes inside of his chest." The second one is "sadder" because it is more specific. The quintuple geocide in TFA feeling less impactful than the death of a specific character. However, I'd argue that this has to do more with specificity than actual quantity. Consider the two following statements: >Bob Smith died last Tuesday. or >Twelve million people died on Alderanian. Children, their parents, and those without families. Alderaan was home to many: some loyal to the Empire, some sympathetic to the rebels, and many indifferent to the political situation, instead focused more on the difficulties of their own lives. An entire planet full of people, each with their own personal ambitions, half of them sleeping and hidden from the light of their sun, the other half scurrying about, trying to fulfill their own personal ambitions the moment that the planetary death ray hit. All of those people, each ready to forge another day of pleasures or regrets, they were all silenced in a single instant. If you'll forgive the second of these for being a bit overwrought, which would you say is more "sad?" I'd go with the latter, which would contradict the idea that "one death is sadder than a million." Now, obviously, the larger the scope, the harder it is to make it specific. And if we're given zero contextual details, it's easier for us to picture the death of one person than it is to picture the death of a million people, hence one feeling more "real" (or "specific") than the other. And even when we do provide details, it's easier for us to make the death of one person feel more personal and intimate and specific than the death of millions. However, it's not as simple as, "Larger number of people died, therefore it's less sad." If the movie had spent more time explaining the stakes to me, or even given me any time to comprehend the fact that "Hey, these are five planets, all teeming with life and people who have lives," the quintuple geocide would have had more impact. I also feel obliged to mention that there is nothing inherently tragic about planetary destruction. I mean, many planets are destroyed all of the time in our own galaxy whenever a star goes supernova (or any other number of celestial phenomena occur), and we don't get particularly torn up about that. The destruction of a planet is only sad to the extent that we care about what (or who) is on that planet. Once we comprehend that the planet is home to a population of people (lives that we regard as having value), then it becomes a tragedy, but until we really comprehend that fact, the destruction of the planet itself doesn't have any real impact.

  • Constance Ferry

    Rumors abound in the city of Amerith about a sleeping giant under the castle at the center of the high class town. But to those of us in the lower class, scraping by for food and life, it was just that. A rumor. I owned a small bakery, making breads, pies and treats like my father and my grandfather used to make. It was a family business. Every morning, before the dawn broke over the high city walls, I was up and prepping my oven for the day's goods. But on this particular morning, I had a visitor standing outside my shop, staring inside at nothing in particular. Walking over to the front door as I put my apron on, I wondered what he would want. I saw the regalia of the royal palace herald, something was amiss. "Can I help you? We aren't open for another few hours." I said, cracking the door open. "Sir, a royal invitation to bring your wares to the royal family." The herald handed me a wax sealed scroll. "Can't they just send a servant to get the goods?" I asked, confused as I took the scroll. "I only deliver messages, sir, I don't make chatter." The herald said in a bored tone, turned and left. I watched him leave, stunned at the curtness of his visit. Closing the door and locking it, I opened the letter and read the contents. I nearly collapse onto the floor. Apparently, Heithos, a good friend of mine, had made it into the palace working as a cook. He must have lauded my baking and the princess herself was wanting to taste my wares. But I wasn't bringing them, as the herald had said. I would be making them there. I was ecstatic! I had spent the morning preparing myself to leave. I hadn't noticed when Ker had walked in, he being the only other person to help with the bakery. In my excitement, I had nearly toppled him over. "What's the big hurry?" He asked. Too excited for words, I handed him the letter and continued to prepare myself for a royal presentation. Ker whistled, impressed. "Nice. You have fun, don't worry about the shop, I'll get my sister to come run the counter." He said as he quickly tucked the scroll into one of my apron pockets as I sped by him. "Thanks so much, Ker! I'll pay your sister for her time. See you when I get back!" I said heading for the door. "If you come back." Ker's laughter followed me out. I didn't even pay attention to the world around me as I headed towards the castle. I had never dreamed that an opportunity like this would come to little old me. The smile on my face felt like it was getting bigger and bigger each step. When I reached the castle gates, the guards stopped me with crossed pole arms. "I have an invitation." I said, breathing heavy from speed walking to the palace. I dug into my apron and pulled out the scroll. The guard on the left took it in his free hand and read the parchment carefully. A smirk tweaked the corner of his mouth as he handed the scroll back. He nodded silently and the other guard pulled his weapon back beside him. I cautiously walked past them, not knowing if they would change their minds. The whole city knew that the guards were fierce, enlisted into working for the castle after three hard years on the front lines fighting the Daemons far away. Scurrying up the steps, I wondered how I was to be received. Fan fare? Trumpets? I always wanted trumpets and a red carpet. The mirth boiling inside me slipped out and I giggled a little. That caught the attention of some of the court and they eyed me with sneers. "Master baker?" A page stopped me as I was about to enter the castle yards. "Huh?" I turned and saw the well dressed man with a kind smile. "This way please." He motioned to a side entrance. "I am sure you want to get started and the staff is waiting for your orders." I smiled and nodded, following him earnestly. Staff? I was to have staff? This was better than my tiny shop in the edges of the city. I never want to leave this castle! The staff was well prepared for baking and they followed my every commands. I was more free to make more elaborate flourishes on my cakes and tarts than normal, which made me very happy. I turned and saw a young woman with pale hair and golden eyes slip into the kitchen to steal a sweet roll. "That's for the princess." I said walking over to her. "Oh! Then you can come with me to take it to her!" She said and grabbed my hand. She pulled me with such a force I thought incapable of a girl her size. I couldn't break free of her iron grasp as she led me away. I was lost in the labyrinth of the castle. Being dragged by this tiny thing was making me exhausted and I was worried the staff wouldn't know what to do without me. I noticed we were heading down into the dungeons, the dank sewers that ran beneath the castle. The old rumors sprang to mind and I was suddenly afraid. "I need to head back." I said, panting. "Just a little farther." She said, seemingly not phased at all by the pace she was setting for us. She led me down into the darkest depths of the castle. When she finally stopped and released my hand, I collapsed against a damp wall, panting and wiping my brow of sweat. I hadn't sweat this much in years. It was like I was in a hundred ovens, all cooking at once. Was it supposed to be this hot down here? "Here." The girl said handing me the sweet roll and pointing to the blackest shadow. "She is right over there." I took the roll and slowly levered myself up on my feet. I crept carefully over, not sure what I was about to find. The rattle of chains made me jump and I stopped walking. The blood in my veins froze as a paid of glowing emerald eyes lit up in the darkness beyond. A low growl vibrated all of my insides. My legs refused to move, but the girl seemed at complete ease before this monster. "Princess Liana, this is the baker your father sent for. He has a sweet for you." The girl said in a bright tone. She grabbed my elbow and lifted my arm that held the sweet roll. My mouth opened in a silent scream when the head of a dragon emerged from the shadows. It's scaled glistened violet in the flickering lantern light. A forked tongue lashed out and swiped the roll from my quaking hand and into the mouth full of shining, white teeth. I collapsed then, the pure fear making me faint. When I had awoke, I was back in my bed, in my room, above my bakery. A small note fell off my chest as I sat up. I picked it up and read: *Dear Mr. Baker, The sweet roll was lovely, thank you. But, please, keep what you saw a secret. No one must know what really lies beneath the castle. Let them continue to think that a giant sleeps there, not the royal heir. Sincerely, Princess Liana*

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  • Merritt Bosco

    Freya 10 December 2010 – 8 February 2017 Today my heart is breaking. After a lifetime of struggles, I finally had to say the Big Goodbye to Freya. When Freya was diagnosed with appalling bone density and arthritic joints at the tender age of 12 weeks I wondered what her quality of life would be. Talking to literally hundreds of people over the years, it’s clear that a lot would have put her to sleep then. But she was happy and she was playful. So I said no and committed to giving her the best life I could, however short it might be. Six months later, Freya began to scratch until she was bald and bleeding. After using an abundance of various flea treatments and sensitive skin shampoos, it became apparent that she had a hormone imbalance that was giving her excessively oily skin. The vets prescribed pills to be taken twice-daily to keep this in check. Again, talking to people about this led to a general consensus of friends who wouldn’t be willing to commit the funds and effort (which is fair, it certainly takes its toll). But she was happy and she was friendly. So I said why not and set daily alarms so I wouldn’t miss a dose. When Freya turned one she developed a destructive streak and a knack for choosing to chew on the things that were quite important to me. It was around this time that I began toying with the idea that Freya wasn’t actually a dog, but an enemy from my past cleverly DISGUISED as a dog playing the long con to drive me bonkers. From chewing the maps, contents pages and indexes out of my travel books, to decimating favourite hoodies and peeing on favourite sneakers, her plan to break me almost worked. Some people would choose to give up on a dog that was so hell bent on breaking things. But she was happy and she was cheeky. So I said challenge accepted and loved her so hard that eventually she loved me too. We had four wonderful years together from that point. Freya and Bernard were all I needed in the world. We went for nightly walks, they each had their own human bed (though they insisted on sleeping in mine), heck, I bought my house purely for its big yard and high fences. And then, entirely by surprise, I was pregnant. It saddened me that the first word out of everyone’s mouths were more often than not: “What are you going to do with your dogs?” I had made a commitment to Freya and Bernard. They weren’t pets, they were family. But in the back of my mind I remembered Freya’s Reign of Destructive Terror, and I wondered. But she was happy and she was greying. So I said I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and now my heart bursts thinking of the days spent reading Hairy Maclary to both of my girls because Freya was so damn perfect with our newest addition. Then came December and Freya turned six, and I suddenly noticed how much slower she was moving and how much more she was sleeping. I felt that quiet-but-persistent dread that had been gnawing at the back of my mind for years double in size. Somehow my girl was a ‘Senior’ Dane – something I honestly never thought she’d be. And I knew that even if the next six years passed at half the speed of the previous ones then I’d be saying goodbye all too soon. But she was happy and she was cuddly. So I said not yet and began slipping her extra treats every night before bed. Very suddenly Freya got worse. She’d always had a limp but she’d never been quite so shaky, her feet were folding over and she was walking on the tops of her toes. Getting up was more of a hassle than it had ever been. It was the last week of January and we were due for a vet visit anyway. She got her arthritis booster, a refill of hormone meds, plus anti-inflammatories for her worsening joints. Her spine had begun compacting on her nerves and she had possibly injured her cruciate, though with the spine numbing any pain it was hard to determine 100% without xrays, and even then there weren’t many options based on her likely results. My Freya was unfixable. That night she stopped walking all together. Freya is – was – a 70kg beast. It took me three hours to get her up the back stairs and into the house. I called the vets the next morning and booked a home-appointment for the last slot of the day to see if there was ANYTHING they could do, and if not, then to help her rest easy instead of dragging the process out. In true Freya fashion, she wobbily waltzed outside two hours before the vets arrived. I thought about the decision I had to make. But she was happy and she was eating. So I said please give me some more time and tried to stop crying. Freya went strong for another two weeks. She would play gently in the yard and snuggle happily at night, but the increase in her sedentary time caused her leg muscles to atrophy to an unusable state. Again I found myself spending hours trying to lift her inside, only now she was crying. So I cradled her head in my lap and I scratched that special place near her ear. We looked at the stars and I talked about how she was made of stardust. I knew that keeping her earthbound any longer would be selfish. She wasn’t happy and she wasn’t even attempting to move herself. So I said you’ve been such a good dog and I love you and thank you for holding on for so long because I really truly needed it. And altogether too soon it was Freya’s Last Day. The weather turned suitably sombre and after a lifetime of trying, her wish of enjoying her marrow bone in the loungeroom came true. And when the vets came I held her because I couldn’t let her go alone. And she was happy and she was quiet and she didn’t hurt anymore. So I said goodbye and I cried and I cried but that’s ok because she’s the kind of dog that leaves a hole in your heart that you’re supposed to cry about. Freya was the most strong-willed dog I’ve ever known and she deserved more time than she got. She was a product of puppy farming and she should serve as a warning of the hazards of improper breeding. I like to believe I stuck to my promise and gave Freya the best possible life she could have. To those of the very many of you that knew Freya: thank you for any and all affection you showed her. To those of you that dogsat Freya for me: thank you for medicating, cuddling and caring for her. To those of you that have kept us in your thoughts these last two weeks: I have no words for how much your support means. And to the vets and nurses that have given Freya both an enjoyable life and a painfree ending: I will never be able to thank you enough. Rest easy Princess, I’ll see you on the Rainbow Bridge x

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  • Eino Shanahan

    I feel the same way about Bojack Horsemen. Part I: I firmly believe Bojack suffers from adult ADHD. I have it myself, as well as my dad and boyfriend having it, so I am very familiar with the symptoms and presentation, but I will explain for those less familiar. What I'm gonna do is copy the info about adult ADHD from the Mayo Clinic website and explain, point by point, why I see it in Bojack. >Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. **Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems.** So obviously we have some commonalities already, but that's far from damning; alcoholism, depression, anxiety, etc all have similar effects. >Adult ADHD symptoms may not be as clear as ADHD symptoms in children. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention may continue. I think a big reason this isn't often discussed is because few people even know about adult ADHD and would think of someone like Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec as adult ADHD (when I would say he's just goofy!) and think of Bojack as purely depressed, when really adult ADHD can bring a lot of darkness into your life. >Many adults with ADHD aren't aware they have it — they just know that **everyday tasks can be a challenge.** When Diane says "We're responsible for our own happiness" Bojack responds "That's depressing" because he "can't even be responsible for [his] own breakfast." Cut to Bojack calling out to Todd when he spills the cereal. I know this is a silly joke and I laughed at it, but it is kinda reality for me. When you have ADHD, *especially* unmedicated, everything feels so overwhelming. I've *literally cried over spilled milk* because of the way everything piles up on each other in my mind. Some days when I have a lot to do I end up paralyzed by anxiety and my body just says "nope, go to sleep." >Adults with ADHD may find it **difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans.** Remember when Bojack spent 6 hours playing with fonts? That's the most quintessential ADHD shit ever. I had to explain it to my mom like this, since my mom does not have ADHD and has trouble relating to my dad and I sometimes. For most people, you'll come up against a task and if it's hard or unpleasant or boring, you'll be tempted to do something else, but if you remove the distractions you can will yourself into focusing on it. I literally can't will myself into focusing sometimes. Sure, sometimes I can, but even then it will be for short bursts. Sometimes I could be in an empty room, with nothing but white walls, no doors and windows, with just my homework and I would sit and stare at a wall rather than do my work. My mind just refuses to devote any energy to the task at hand. I can't "will myself" to focus anymore than you can "will yourself" to run a 4 minute mile. You might be able to do it with lots of training and practice and help and support, but you won't learn to do it in a day. And if you try, your legs will just give out. >The **inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger.** This one we see a lot. Bojack is very moody and, believe it or not, that is very typical of people with ADHD. He lashes out at people all the time, and he's extremely impulsive, like when he fired Princess Caroline so they could be together only to abandon that fantasy hours later. >Adult ADHD symptoms may include: >Impulsiveness Another example is Bojack's competition with Mr. Peanutbutter, up to and including stealing the D from the Hollywoo sign. Also, almost sleeping with Penny and trying to sleep with Charlotte when her husband was *literally right there*. >Disorganization and problems prioritizing, poor time management skills, problems focusing on a task The first time I thought I saw ADHD in Bojack is when he is trying to write his memoirs and yells at Todd for being loud, then decides he needs to vacuum *right now*, then has to go buy more vacuums to clean out his other vacuums... That's all ADHD and I find myself doing it all the time. "Well I can't start my homework with a slow computer, lemme just defrag the disk real quick... Oh and I was gonna shower, I should do that... 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And then decided to call into the news station because he was so frustrated that the guy didn't "properly call dibs"? >Frequent mood swings Self explanatory really

  • Gerson Leffler

    Be 17. Be turning 18 soon. Ask parents for Shrek themed party. Just like the last 12 years. Mom says I’m too old for Shrek Tell her she better check herself before she Shrek’s herself Mom asks if I’ve taken my meds. I say yes, then ask for an onion flavored cake. Mom says no. I call her a Farquaad bitch. She sends me to my room and tears stream down my face. Jacking off will probably cheer me up. Pull out super dreck MLP Friendship is Magic DVD collection Open them up to see five Shrek discs (including Puss in Boots) that my mom thought were in her room. Its the 171st day of the year. Today I am scheduled to masturbate to Artie from Shrek the Third. Fap furiously when Artie appears and am finished in seconds. Wipe semen off my chest with Twilight Sparkle stuffed pony. Start to think about fight with mother again. Get an idea. Sneak out of room. Mom is sleeping. Go to shed in backyard Grab the sharpest tool in the shed. Stand outside Mom’s door. Too chicken to do it. I pray to Shrek for courage. The scent of onions fill the room. A green hand takes the tool from me. “I’ll take it from here laddie.” Shrek says. Shrek plants the tool deep in my mother’s body ogre and ogre again. The stabbing went on for almost an hour. Blood sprayed all ogre the room and on my body. Especially my hands and arms. Shrek is finally finished with my mother and he looks at me. I pull off my blood soaked clothes and poke my butt in the air. Shrek picks me up with one hand and uses his Schlong to sweep the remains of my mother off of her bed. Despite the carnage, it still smells like onions. But now the smell of waffles and litter enter the room as well. Donkey, Fiona and Puss are suddenly at my side. All of them are just as nude as Shrek. Shrek flops down on his back on the bed. Blood pools around him as his weight squeezes it out of the mattress like a sponge. He still has me in one hand. He skewers me on his shrock and begins using my asshole to pleasure himself. His slimy member provides lube, but it does nothing to stop the anal stretching as it flexibly snakes its way through my intestinal tract. Princess Fiona jumps on top of me and I silently plead to Shrek that my small dick is enough to please her majesty. Fiona slips my dick into her snatch and it closes in around my penis. Her ogress pussy vacuums my dick with the frenzy of a Jack in the Box customer trying to get just one little taste of his ogrely thick milkshake. It feels as if the inside of my woody is being sucked out my pee hole. I am now in the middle of an ogre sandwich. An Ogreo if you will. I motorboat her giant green titties and suck the onion juice out of her nipples. All the while with Shrek’s green anaconda still slithering inside me. I turn my head to the left and gasp for breath. As I do, Donkey stuffs my mouth with his schlong. It quickly finds its way deep into my esophagus. I am finding hard to breath with Donkey’s “little Donkey” thrusting within, yet never receding from my gaping mouth as one of my nostrils is filled with snot. Puss in Boots nimbly climbs up the others and drags his ass and balls on my face. Puss turns around and I see his small barbed baculum poking out from his fur. He examines my two nose cunts and thankfully chooses the one already filled with snot to jab his boner into. It is the greatest moment of my life. I submit myself completely to Fairy Tale Lands finest. The amount of movement going in on inside of me is indescribable. I am now 33% cock. I reach around and claw at Fiona’s rump, trying to get a chance to stick my fist in the greatest woman of all time. Then, it happened. Shrek and Donkeys foreskin meet together in my tummy. Their tips lightly kiss one another, right before spewing a stew of cum inflating my stomach like a water balloon. Seconds later, I spunk into Fiona’s pussy. My eyes roll back in my head. I am breathing furiously yet only through one nostril. It isn’t ogre yet. I release a lengthy stream of semen as I never have before. Donkey and Shrek still seem to be filling me with their love like a hose of sperm. I am pumping an inhuman amount of jizz into Fiona, when I realize that it must be Shrek and Donkey whose cum is helping to give me extra virility. Puss’s saw like wang is finally running out of mucus to drill out of my nose and it begins shaving off my nose hairs. My nose bleeds a thick pink blood-semen cocktail courtesy of Puss in Boots. After about a minute, Shrek and Donkey’s ogresm is complete. Seconds later mine is done too. I am more satisfied and exhausted than I have been in my entire life. But it still isn’t ogre. I look deeply and lovingly into Fiona’s green eyes as Puss and Donkey retreat from my orifices. She spills forth from her mouth a cascade of all our juices. It drenches my face and I squint to see Fiona, Donkey, and Puss all looking down on me with adoration. Between gulps, I gargle “Shrek is love. Shrek is life.” I fall gently to sleep with Shrek’s penis still moving inside of me and mine still inside Fiona. I wake up the next morning in my mothers bed to the smell of onions and waffles. I am alone except for the unrecognizable corpse on the floor. Shrek and the others must have licked the cum all off because all that is left was blood and a floury substance on my hand. I go to the kitchen to find a plate of onion waffles waiting for me. Finally I have a family who cares for me. After eating the feast my lovers left me, I went to my room to tell the other brogres online about my Shreksperience. I find a note on the door. “I was thinking about your party, and I decided that you can have a Far Far Away party after all. It is your big day and it is up to you to decide how to spend it. I will bake you your onion cake and make brownies for everyone else. Even though you have grown up into a wonderful Prince Charming, you will always be my special little boy. Love Mommy.” Prince Charming? PRINCE CHARMING? That bitch deserved to die.

  • Fletcher Stanton

    Hey OP, I'd recommend formatting with paragraph breaks, such as: ... “Honey, are you okay? We’re worried sick, please talk to us!” The line still gave her chills. She’d completely forgotten that there was an outside, that there was more to the world than her little drama. Her mother had woken her up from that. She received the call a few days after the incident, lay asleep in a motel room, her partner beside her. She remembered shooting up and grabbing the phone, not daring to ignore the call. Her mom told her all about the news report and the clean-up crews. And the deaths. Her friends, all of them. Gone. She never did “Go Ape”. She often thought about her decisions. The choices she’d made. It should have been easy, and any moral person would have done what was in the interest of the many. But not her. She couldn’t leave her punk-rock princess behind. Max Caulfield had never found it easy to fit in. Always part of the wrong clique, the wrong crowd. Not quite a hipster, not quite an art kid, not quite…anything. It’s why it was a relief to reunite with her childhood friend, Chloe Price. The two had had quite the week, a week of traumatisation and exponential character development. At least it was over. It weighed down on Max’s conscience what she had done. She’d had to choose between sacrificing Arcadia Bay, her home town, and where she went to school, and Chloe. At the least, Chloe and she were the closest friends…if not more. She couldn’t leave her behind. Not again. She’d decided to let a large vortex of destruction engulf the bay, killing all of her friends, colleagues. Even Chloe’s family. But not of that mattered to her. What mattered was that the two of them were right there, right then. She woke up, eyes staring directly at the horrible asbestos ceiling. She turned to her right and saw a sea of blue hair, underneath which drowned a sleeping Chloe. Max brushed the quilt off of her side, and flung her legs over the side of the bed, mustering up enough strength to stand up. She did it, in the end, and headed over to the small “kitchen” if it could be called that. It was more like a few cupboards and a stove tucked away in a corner. She reached up into one of the cupboards and pulled a red coffee mug from within. She started boiling some water and put a teabag in the mug. She proceeded to make her drink, and sipped it from a stool, watching Chloe sleep blissfully. Sometime later, Max had gotten dressed into her Amber outfit, as she like to call it. It consisted of a pair of shredded jeans and a checked black and red jacket. Any band t-shirt would do. She walked over to Chloe to let her now that she was leaving, and was greeted by a groggy response, reaching out for Max, trying to hug her. Max knelt down and granted her wish, and grabbed her bag. She paced to the other side of the small room and reached for the door handle, pressing down on it so it produced its ever so familiar squeaking noise. She, in a way, didn’t like that she and Chloe were the only survivors of the disaster. They’d gained massive media attention, and they were both being called in for interviews, although Max was the only one who was polite enough to do them. Chloe tried doing one initially, but her vulgarity and disregard for broadcast rules made sure she was kicked off. Chloe’s ever so familiar pick-up truck made a reassuring beeping sound as Max unlocked it. She shimmied her way into the driving seat, and put the key in the ignition. The engine roared, and chugged along as Max pressed her foot onto the accelerator. She always enjoyed driving alone, though she’d never admit it. She loved seeing the orange sunset beam in through the windows, how it illuminated the world. Even then, in the morning, everything seemed lush and green as she drove along the road. She thought back to Jefferson…she was glad that fucker was dead. Not a day went by where she didn’t have a horrible creeping suspicion that he was there, that he was watching them. She’d lash out in a panic, before being brought back down to earth. He couldn’t be there. She saw David shoot him. There was a big hole where his head should have been, a pool of crimson beneath it. She snapped back to the real world and pulled over into the parking lot of the local news station. She walked in to the building, and was admitted into the studio. ... Also, yeah, I would. :) It's not the best I've ever read, but you've got a knack. Keep it up. I would suggest getting a beta reader for sure though, maybe posting it on Drive and letting someone who's good at grammar and stuff make comments. It could to with a little polishing in a few places; sometimes for grammatical stuff and sometimes for style. For example, I personally would change: >It weighed down on Max’s conscience what she had done. She’d had to choose between sacrificing Arcadia Bay, her home town, and where she went to school, and Chloe. At the least, Chloe and she were the closest friends…if not more. She couldn’t leave her behind. Not again. to: >What Max had done weighed on her conscience. She'd had to make a choice between sacrificing Arcadia Bay - her hometown, where she went to school... and sacrificing Chloe. Her closest friend, at least, if not more. But she couldn't leave her behind, not again. Just kinda stuff like that, and like I said, that's how I would to it personally, so don't let me cramp your style. But yeah, I'd totes read it. Just *please* throw in some paragraph breaks (which is [ENTER][ENTER] on reddit, in case you didn't know).

  • Cole Steuber

    This is getting difficult. Lost round, "An Apple as Red as Blood" (1x21" has three votes. The rest all had one each. I don't have a problem voting that out. By now, all episodes left are of a similar quality. In "An Apple as Red as Blood", flashbacks events in "Pilot" (1x01) and "The Thing You Love Most" (1x02) finally get explained. While we all know that Prince Charming woke Snow White up form a Sleeping Curse with True Love's Kiss, we didn't know how that came to be. With this, we did. After refusing to marry Princess Abagail, daughter of the very wealthy Ling Midas, King George locked up his replacement adoptive son. The Evil Queen came to King George with a deal. For the money he couldn't get through the political marriage with King Midas' kingdom, the Queen got Charming. When Snow and co. went to rescue Charming from his twin's adoptive father, they found only a mirror in his place. Charming and Snow could talk but not touch. The Evil Queen used it as a way to show he was still alive. After a short interaction between the two, the Queen appeared. She wanted Snow to meet her, alone and unarmed. Fan of drama as she is, the meeting place was Daniel's place of death. After some monologuing, and ultimatum was given. Snow would either eat an apple imbued with the Sleeping Curse or Charming would die. Of course, Snow chose the former. She collapsed. In SB, Emma carries out her plans from the end of the previous episode. She wants to take Henry away from town. Henry doesn't agree with this and nearly crashes the car to stop Emma. After returning in shame, Emma is further guilted by Mary Margaret. Not only did Emma leave without saying goodbye, she endanger her son, too. Emma did technically kidnap him. They would have spent all their time running from authorities. A life like that would have been little better, if not worse, than the life Emma envisioned when she gave him up for adoption. Still, Emma doesn't think being with Regina is much better. She goes to Archie to see if she can legally obtain Henry. Unfortunately, Emma has been a horrible influence, from a legal standpoint. Emma resolves to leave town. She goes to Regina to tell her the news. Regina gives Emma an apple turnover as a farewell gift. Unbeknownst to Emma, Regina has been scheming. She wants Emma out of Henry's life. She would kill her, but that would break the curse. She decided to go the old fashioned route. Like with Emma's mother, she wants to use the trusty (?) Sleeping Curse. There isn't magic in SB, so Regina sacrifices Daniel's engagement ring to get some. Blackmailing Jefferson into using his hat, Regina obtains the original poisoned apple used on Snow. Apparently, the hat can time travel. That is baked into the apple turnover that she gives to Emma. When saying goodbye to Henry, he sees the turnover. He panics, suspecting what his mother did. He starts talking of poison and curses, which Emma still doesn't believe in. She tries to eat it to prove that the curse isn't real to her "delusional" son. He again stops her from doing something stupid and eats the poisoned apple turnover himself. Henry collapses, to Emma's shock. Well, upon writing that out, I'm not so sure I want to off "An Apple as Red as Blood". Yet, what else is there? The first and last episodes are simply to good. Generally, those tend to be the best episodes in the season, as shows want to hook viewers and retain them for the following season. They are also very thematically important. The introduction of the story and problem, followed by the resolution of that arc's problem. Not to mention, the "Pilot" is where we were introduced to the majority of the main characters still here, now. That leaves "Snow Falls". Beyond being a good story with a good twist, badass Snow White, it was also thematically important. While we were introduced to them in earlier flashbacks, this is he first character(s)-centric backstory we see. This is just showing anime events. It's an episode devoted to the character development of those two. The two that created our protagonist. Without them, Emma wouldn't even exist. While I don't want to vote out "1x21, there aren't many options. In my mind, it's this or "Snow Falls". I prefer "Snow Falls", because both SB and FTL events were very engaging. While I loved seeing things come full circle in the flashback of "An Apple as Red as Blood", SB events were mostly just Jefferson being blackmailed or Emma'a inner turmoil. At this point, we all knew magic was real. We wanted Emma to accept that. In "Snow Falls", there was still this sense of mystery. Was Henry delusional? We hoped not, because that would make the flashbacks just a story. Until Henry ate the turnover, "An Apple as Red as Blood" was not the most exciting SB segment. It would say it was unexpected, however. As we didn't know familial True Love existed, the various ships were hoping that their would be the one with the TLK to break the curse. **Tl;dr**: I don't exactly want to do this, but I don't see better options. I'm voting on "An Apple as Red as Blood". The pilot and finale are simply too good. I also believe that "Snow Falls" was slightly more important, because key characters were truly being introduced. "Snow Falls" also still retained that sense of mystery, when we didn't know if the curse was actually real. By the point of 1x21, we just wanted Emma to stop being in denial. That did happen, though not in the best way.**

  • Marcia Blanda

    I spent all evening building her an altar, complete with red candles, her sigyl, and gifts: Champagne, 7 chocolates for the 7 skirts, red lipstick and a real black pearl necklace. I also played the Pontos of Pomba Gira, her music, which you can find on youtube. In between prayers, I danced for her in a silky satin black and red rose robe, which she favors red, black and roses. Here's the prayer and it works! It takes commitment and passion! A PRAYER TO POMBA GIRA POMBA GIRA= PRONOUNCED PUMBA GEERA EXUS= PRONOUNCED ASHOOS MULAMBO = PRONOUNCED MOOLUMBO PADILHA= PRONUNCED PADEELEEAH A PRAYER TO POMBA GIRA MY QUEEN POMBA GIRA MARIA PADILHA OF THE 7 CROSSROADS, GO WHEREVER ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) E DON'T LET HIM REST, DON'T LET HIM SLEEP,DON'T LET HIM TALK, DON'T LET HIM BE CHEERFUL, DON'T LET HIM FEEL PLEASURE UNTIL HE TALKS TO ME,IT IS,FOR THE POWERS OF EARTH, FOR THE PRESENCE OF FIRE, FOR THE INSPIRATION OF AIR, FOR THE VIRTUES OF WATER,I INVOKE THE 13 BLESSED SOULS FOR THE POWER OF THE SACRED HEARTS E THE TEARS SHED FOR LOVE,SO THAT THEY GO TO WHEREVER ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON)IS AT THIS MOMENT AND BRING HIS SPIRIT TO ME, TO TIE IT DEFINITELY TO MINE. HIS SPIRIT WILL SOAK IN THE ESSENCE OF MY LOVE E WILL BE BACK IN DOUBLE. (THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL NEVER DESIRE ANOTHER WOMAN AND HIS EYES WILL ALWAYS BE ONLY ON ME.. IT WILL BE! HAIL POMBA GIRA MARIA PADILHA QUEEN OF THE 7 CROSSROADS! I ASK YOU: GO , TURN AROUND, GO WOMAN, TURN AROUND IN MY FAVOUR BRINGING ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) TO ME, ASKING; MOVE AIR,TRANSFORM FIRE,MOVE AIR,TRANSFORM FIRE, WATER BECOMES,EARTH HEALS, IT TURNS THE WHEEL TURNS, IT TURNS THE WHEEL TURNS IT WILL BRING (THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE NEXT TO ME, HE WON'T DESIRE ANOTHER WOMAN, HE WILL BE FINE ONLY BY MY SIDE, HE WILL MISS ME AND WILL COME TO MEET ME AND ASK ME TO NEVER LET HIM GO.(THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL WANT ME AND WILL NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT US TOGETHER. IT IS AND IT WILL BE.HAIL POMBA GIRA! HAIL 7 SKIRTS! HAIL YOUR SITERS, MARIA MULAMBO, MARIA PADILHA,SHIVERED, AND ALL THE OTHERS ! HAIL 7 SKIRTS! MY GOOD FRIEND, WOMAN OF 7 EXUS, DEFENDER OF THE WOMEN! HAIL 7 SKIRTS!MY KIND AND GLORIOUS PRINCESS.I KNOW YOUR STRENGTH AND YOUR POWER, I ASK THE FOLLOWING: ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL NOT SLEEP IF HE IS NOT SURE THAT WE ARE TOGETHER, HIS BODY WILL BURN INTO DESIRING ME,(THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON)'S DESIRE FOR ME WILL MAKE HIM BLIND FOR OTHER WOMEN,THE OTHER WOMEN WILL NOT SEE HIM AS A MAN,THE OTHER WILL NOT MAKE (THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) DESIRE THEM,WILL NOT GIVE HIM PLEASURE I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL HAVE THIS POWER.(THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL NOT LOVE, KISS, HUG ANY WOMAN ANYMORE AND WILL LET ME BE IN HIS HEARTS. TEAR OTHER WOMEN APART FROM HIM, THE OTHER WOMEN WILL NOT WANT HIM ANYMORE.( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL LOOK FOR ME AT ALL TIMES, TODAY,NOW WISHING TO BE BY MY SIDE, HE MISSES ME, (THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY IMAGE IN HIS THOUGHTS AT ALL TIMES OF HIS DAY AND NIGHT.RIGHT NOW, WITH WHOMEVER AND WHEREVER YOU ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL STOP AND HIS THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH ME. WHEN YOU LAY DOWN, WHEN YOU WAKE UP, YOU WILL DREAM ABOUT ME AND FOR THIS YOU WILL LOVE ME MORE EVERYDAY, IF YOU ARE SLEEPING WAKE UP MISSING ME. YOU WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR MY VOICE. (TEH FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) WILL FEEL A DESIRE FOR ME THAT IS NOT NORMAL LIKE HE HAS NEVER FELT FOR ANY OTHER WOMAN AND NEVER WILL. HAIL 7 SKIRTS! MY KIND AND GLORIOUS PRINCESS FOR THE 7 EXUS THAT FOLLOW YOUR STEPS,I PLEA AND I BEG, TIE ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON)TO THE 7 KNOTS OF YOUR SKIRTS AND TO THE 7 BELLS OF YOUR CLOTHES FOR ME. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK FOR ME.I WILL MAKE PUBLIC YOUR NAME IN EXCHANGE OF THIS WISH, BRING (THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) TODAY AND LET HIM BE ALWAYS WITH ME, LET HIM BE MINE, LET HIM BE ALWAYS WITH ME AND TODAY HE WILL THINK ABOUT ME, HE WILL CALL ME AND HE WILL BEBACK TO ME, BECAUSE HE WILL NOT STAND BEING FAR AWAY FROM ME, BECAUSE HE WILL BE AFRAID OF LOSING ME, HE WILL COME SAYING THAT HE WANTS ME ALWAYS WITH HIM, AND HE WILL WANT ME TO BE HIS WIFE AND MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN.LIKE THIS IT IS.I TRUST THE GROUP OF POMBA GIRA OF THE 7 CROSSROADS, EVERY TIME THIS PRAYER IS READ IT WILL BE STRONGER, THAT IS WHY I WILL SEND IT TO THE 4 CORNERS OF THE WORLD, ASKING OH MOTHER MAKE THIS WISH COME TRUE: I WANT TO BE WITH ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) I KNOW THE GROUPS OF POMBA GIRA ARE ALREADY BLOWING MY NAME INTO ( THE FULL NAME OF THE PERSON) 'S EARS DAY AND NIGHT, HE WILL NOT EAT,SLEEP OR DO ANYTHING UNLESS HE IS WITH ME, I TRUST THE POWER OF THE 7 CROSSROADS AND WILL CONTINUE SPREADING THIS POWERFUL PRAYER, LIKE THIS IT IS, IT WILL BE.

  • Lorenza Dicki

    "Is she beautiful?" "Yes, sire," I replied, wondering how I got caught up in this mess. "She has golden hair and is quite comely." "Does she truly need rescuing?" "Yes, sire." I sighed. "She is being held captive by Strom." I was referring to the dragon who had over the past few years raided the human settlements along the river Throngold, and now spent most of his time perched atop the Castle Black where Lady White was being held. "Then send her a final message, my trusted messenger, that I shall come to rescue her!" The armor suited figure handed me a scroll, tied with a ribbon. "Very good, sire," I replied to the knight. ---- It had been months since I first got involved in this stupid business. I mean, I was happy at first; two gold pieces from the King to carry messages between the princess and a brave knight who were to marry in an arranged marriage? Sure, why not. That was enough money to feed my family for a year. Then I learned she was held at Castle Black, he at the frontier village of Carth, and me having to go back and forth, back and forth. If I'd known I'd make this trip so often that I'd start making friends along the journey, I would have stayed home and tended crops. Hopping across the last large rock that carried me by the sleeping crocodiles, I grabbed a couple of eggs from an unprotected crocodile nest. I noted the last time I passed by here that the mother had been killed by a passing dragon. At the foot of Castle Black, I shouted upwards, "Hey, Strom!" "Bob!" the dragon roared. "What tasty treat have you brought me this time?" "Crocodile eggs." I tossed them up as high as I could in the air. Before they reached the apex of their flight, Strom had hopped off his perch, flown down, and grabbed the eggs in his mouth. The wooshing of the air as he flew just a few feet above me almost knocked me off my feet. "Wow, that's great, Strom!" "Thank you," Strom replied, a quick dragon-like curtsy. I entered the castle, and started climbing the stairs. The first few times I climbed up the two hundred feet I was absolutely exhausted, but now circling around the stairs was just monotonous. At the top of the stairs were two guards. One called himself "Sir" John, but I grew up with him, and I knew he was no knight. Just an oaf with a sword. "Hey, John." "Hey, Bob." "How's the kids?" "Haven't seen them in months. You?" "Fat and happy. One's been spending time with a girl he met in the village. Thanks for telling me about her family." "No problem. Hey, can you let me in to see the princess?" "You know I shouldn't do it." "John," I replied, "look: it's just a job." "Yeah, tell me about it." John opened the door for me. His friend (whose name escapes me) ignored the exchange and continued looking forward as if nothing happened. I think he was just glad for the work, and didn't want to mess the gig up by actually doing anything. ---- I made the return trip with the Princess' reply. On the way I promised Strom I'd try to grab a baby crocodile from the swamp, but at the very least I'd grab some of the larger fruits that grew in the thorny shrubs there. (Strom had quite the sweet tooth.) Through the battlefield; I knew a safe path and besides, I helped set up the general's rather average looking daughter with John back at the castle, so he helped me pass. I found an inn at the top of the steep mountain, and made sure I grabbed some herbs at the base of the path before I started the ascent; the inn-keeper's wife used the herbs to help flavor the stews there, and that helped attract customers. The trolls under the bridge at the river Thongold were just best ignored. I found the knight a couple of days past the bridge, riding around in circles impressing the local villagers with his shiny suit of armor. "Sire, I have a message for you from the princess." I handed it to him, and he untied the message and read it. I already knew the contents. The journey was a long one. "It is time to ride to battle and save the Princess!" "Yes, sire," I sighed. "Now I shall ride past the River Thongold, through the treacherous mountain pass!" "Yes, sire." "I shall brave the impassable swamps of Coden, through the fields of Cardoff, and towards the Castle Black!" the knight announced to no-one. "You forgot the battle being fought at Blithe." I rolled my eyes. "Then I shall overcome the Dragon Strom, climb the tower, overcome the guards and rescue the comely Princess, my love!" "Strom likes crocodile eggs and pabble fruits." "Did you say something, messenger?" "Nah, I guess not." "And so now I shall ride towards my love and overcome the impassable barriers on my path and towards her salvation!" "Hey, do you want my help? I know the way through..." "Begone, messenger! This is a journey suited only for the strong!" I watched as the brave knight rode into the distance. "Asshole."

  • August Dicki

    **1.) Violation of bodily autonomy.** It's a very gut/knee-jerk reaction, that something is happening to your body or even *in* your body. Even if someone is holding you at gun point to make you go somewhere, you are still the one walking and powering yourself. All of that is lost in sexual assault. **2.) Perversion of something that is supposed to be good.** Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, and supposed to be something you enjoy. Sexual assault takes that way, not only in the immediate act itself, but it also makes future sexual activity difficult and complicated. **3.) Rape culture - normalization of non-consent in mainstream media and pop-culture.** The normalization of themes of rape, sexual assault, and other related bodily violations therein, in our mainstream culture. [#7 on this Cracked article on sexual assault]() does a very good rundown on how subtle and pervasive sexual assault in in our mainstream media - and more importantly, how instead of being treated like a crime or a bad things, it's treated like a good thing, like something people should pursue. Not only will you, as a victim, constantly face the risk of reliving/rexperiencing your trauma when you are just watching a movie or something, there is the strong likelihood that everyone around you will be applauding the aggressor - implicitly saying that the perpetrator of this crime against you was a good person, and that you should've enjoyed it (and thus something is wrong with you if you didn't). **4.) Rape culture - victim-blaming.** This includes things like the police not believing victims, victims having to continue to be nice to their aggressors, and victims being blamed for the crime committed against them. If you walk down a dark alley in the middle of the night while wearing an expensive watch and get mugged, people will call you a dumbass, but generally agree you didn't deserve it, and that being a victim of this crime isn't a reflection of who you are a person. But if you walk down a dark alley in the middle of the night while wearing a short skirt and get raped, people will tell you that you deserved it, and imply you are somehow a bad person or less of a person for having been a victim of this crime. Though on that note... **5.) Violation of trust.** Despite my example of the "stranger in a dark alley", in reality, the overwhelming majority of sexual assault is committed by aggressors that the victim knows - and often trusted. Most sexaul assaults *aren't* "strangers in an alley", but they're male acquaintances or even friends taking advantage of you when you're passed out drunk, they're boyfriends or husbands forcing you down on them, they're employers using their authority to coerce you, they're officers of the law using their badges to abuse you, etc. etc. In this sense, sexual assault destroys your ability to trust, because now you never know who *else* could hurt you. Have you ever seen Maleficent (the Sleeping Beauty remake with Angelina Jolie)? In it, the adult fae woman is just chilling with her childhood friend when she falls asleep, and wakes up to see realize that she was drugged and he cut off her wings in her sleep. This is why this movie is considered an allegory for sexual assault. (In this analogy, Princess Aurora - the 'sleeping beauty' - is an allegory for a rape baby/child of rape). *Anyone* could hurt you, because if you didn't see it coming the first time, you wouldn't/won't see it coming again. As such, everyone is a potential aggressor - and having to spend your life on the assumption that everyone around you is out to hurt you plays hell with your psychological health in the long run. **6.) The physical damage.** Even consensual sex can get rough and leave you hurting, in pain, or suffering some kind of damage in the aftermath. Non-consensual sex amplifies this up to eleven. It just plain *hurts*, there is physical damage, and that's before factoring in the secondary effects of catching an STD from one's aggressor - or worse, getting pregnant from it. There is honestly way, way more to sexual assault than even these reasons, but these are the bulk of not only why sexual assault is so traumatizing, but what makes it distinct or particularly traumatizing in comparison to other violent crimes.

  • Angie Rath

    **comment content**: About seven years ago (woah time flies by) I dated this girl I really liked. She was staying in Australia for a year, while I was back home. So we basically got to know each other by texting. A lot of it. Pages of it. It was really cute at the time (at one time, i even printed out ALL of our conversations, and made a book out of it). So one time, when we were texting again, I asked her if she wanted to hit a U2 concert, back when she's home, and she was hyped and agreed... Fast forward 8 months, the day after she came home (maybe two days, because after 27 hours in a plane, she probably slept a day or two) we caught up and the first thing i gave to her was that fucking U2 ticket. She was still hyped. Fast forward another 2 months, still not dating but seeing each other almost every day, the day of the concert arrived. I had just received my driver's license and felt uncapable of going to Munich and back home in the middle of the night, so my *dad* this motherfucking gentleman was acting as uber driver for us. ^^thanks ^^for ^^that ^^buddy! Moving on, obviously there was a lot of traffic and we missed the Opening act (one republic, i believe(?)) and this should have been a wild indicator of "GTFO, bro" because after she had literally spent NOTHING on this ~400€ trip, she complained over being too late. What the shit? Aaaanyways moving on, trip turned out to be fine, we started dating a few days or weeks later, graduated, ... she started fights and arguing over almost anything not exactly being done her way. But, being me, i always tried to fix everything as fast as possible. Fast forward a few more months, after graduation we went on "holiday" - it's called interrail, basically allowing us to ride european trains for free for 3 weeks, tramping through europe (Paris - Madrid - Lissabon - Algarve, you know... the beautiful shit) and it was really nice back then. After said holiday, she went to italy with her fam, and I supposedly was staying back home (actually looking forward to an Alaska-Trip with friends). The DAY BEFORE SHE LEFT for italy, she asked me if I wanted to come along, and while usually I would have said "yeah sure" I just couldn't this time. Planetickets were paid, plans planned, Friends friended... you know, everything was set up, so that ONE TIME i had to say no to one of her suggestions. Three weeks later, she is back home, I am back home, things are a bit strange, she feels distant. And I shit you not, she told me I had to break up with her. And this was the very first time, I actually think she helped me make a proper decision. I remember that day so vividly, i answerd by saying something along the lines "Yeah well shit, I am packing my stuff, see you around, have fun doing whatever the fuck you like, but not with me" ... we hooked up 4 times after that. So after I basically wrote down a summarisation about this relationship, I still not specified that red flag I should have been seeing all this time and wasn't (quite) If a woman is telling me WHAT to do, or HOW to do it, I am fine with that, but if it's a drama when I am saying no, I will be moving the fuck out of there at rocket like speeds. Don't do that. (hehe, the irony) But really. If a reasonable "No" results in drama, we aint for each other. Also, i didn't sleep with the girl once in 2 years, which lead to me looking for girls which actually do have this most basic human instinct. So if that woman doesn't want to it's not quite a red flag, but I am openly telling them that I won't be saving myself in that case. I am now in a 3-year-quite-serious relationship with a girl who broke my nose twice while sleeping, and who didn't moo once when I told her I wouldn't attend her christmas family dinner because I'd prefer a few days of two-player-action when nobody has to do work. Red flags form a man's character, and sometimes it's way more than some feeling... **subreddit**: AskReddit **submission title**: Men of Reddit, what's the biggest "I'm a princess" red flag? **redditor**: DeviantShark **comment permalink**: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/5wkkwg/men_of_reddit_whats_the_biggest_im_a_princess_red/debh3cx

  • Elenor Howell

    ***It's at the wiki page of the episode. I'll post it here as well though.*** A Coffee Shop Princess is in love with a small man who has the characteristics of a little boy. One night, The Nightman comes, with permission from a Troll, and takes away his innocence. The little boy transforms into The Dayman and fights The Nightman. Dayman and the Princess can then be together in their love. Princess (spoken over music): What is this strange feeling? Boy: I feel so strange inside! Princess: It's so strange, but appealing! Boy: I feel... good. Oh! Princess: Tiny Boy Little Boy Baby Boy I need you Tiny Boy Little Boy I want to touch you boy I need you boy Tiny Boy Little Boy Baby Boy I need you Tiny Boy Little Boy want to make love to you boy boy oh boy boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy Boy (sung over the Princess' refrain): If you only knew what I'd do to you If I was that boy that's inside of you! If you only knew what I'd do to you If I was that boy that's inside of you Inside Inside Inside of my mind Princess and Boy (Spoken Together): Oh boy! Princess (sung without music): Just to be clear I did not write that song and have never had sex with a child (or minor and anything like that) Just to be clear I am a more experienced actor and that should be taken into account during your applause at the end Most men find me to be an eight or a nine out of ten and I am (happend to be) available to any interested men who'd like to get my number after the show HIV-test preferred Just to be clear Just to be clear Just to be clear Troll (spoken over music): You came at the right time! Nightman: Is he sleeping? Troll: Yeah! He's sleeping right over there! Just the way you like 'em! Did you bring the toll? Nightman: Confound your lousy toll, troll! Troll: You gotta pay the Troll Toll If You Wanna Get Into That Boy's Soul You gotta pay the Troll Toll To get in! You want the baby boy's soul You gotta pay the Troll Toll You gotta pay the Troll Toll To get in! Troll Toll! Boy: What'd you say?! Troll: Troll Toll! Nightman: Hey Hey Hey! Troll: Troll Toll. Nightman: Here's your toll, troll! Troll: Your boy awaits! Nightman: At last the boy's soul is mine! Nightman: Gimme that leg boy. Boy: Dude, do you have a boner?! Nightman: Shut up, dude, don't ruin this for me. Boy: What? Oh, Jesus. That's enough. Troll: Hello, boy. Come over here and scratch my itchy-witchy toesy-woesies. Boy: No. Troll: What? Get over here. Boy: No, Antonio. Troll: I control you. Boy: You control nothing. I am not your slave anymore, and I'm not a boy. I am a man, see? I was transformed by the strong musky power of true love. I am now The Dayman. Troll: What the hell is that? Boy: You know what it is, bitch. Nightman: Where's the boy? Boy: The boy is gone. Nightman: You can't tell me what to do. Boy: I didn't tell you what to do. You're skipping a line, dude. Nightman: You can't tell me what to do Boy: You're still skipping the same line. Nightman: Just move past it. Boy: God, it's crazy how much better I am at acting than you are. Nightman: I'm going to kick your ass, bro. Boy: I'll tell you what I am the ruler of darkness. I am the master of light. I am the Dayman. Nightman: Whatever, bro. Boy: Here's whatever, bitch. Nightman: What? No, don't improv. Boy: Don't tell me what to do. Nightman: Body bag. Princess: You defeated the evil that was here. Dayman: Naturally! For I am the Dayman Princess: You once were a boy and now you are a man and I am in love with you. Dayman: That's right. And now I am in love with you. Dayman and Princess: Dayman (ah-ah-ah) Fighter of the Nightman (ah-ah-ah) Champion of the Sun (ah-ah-ah) You're a Master of Karate and friendship For Everyone Boy, Princess, Nightman, and Troll: Dayman (ah-ah-ah) Fighter of the Nightman (ah-ah-ah) Champion of the Sun! (ah-ah-ah) You're a Master of Karate And Friendship For Everyone Dayman (ah-ah-ah) Fighter of the Nightman (ah-ah-ah) Champion of the Sun (ah-ah-ah) You're a Master of Karate And Friendship For Everyone! Dayman! Nightman: Stage freeze. Boy: Don't say stage freeze. Just do it. Charlie (while descending): I was that little boy, that little baby boy was me. I once was a boy, but now I am a man. I fought The Nightman, lived as Dayman, now I'm here to ask for your hand, so if you want to marry men, will you marry me? Will you come on stage and join me, in this thing called matrimony? Please say yes and do not bone me. Please just marry me!

  • Rozella Prohaska

    Late to the party, as always. Oh well, here goes. **What is it?** ~~What~~ *Who* is it? His name is Leon. He's Déan, an Old One, a member of the still-extant species that first came to the Continent a few hundred years before the advent of humanity. **What does it look like?** He looks fairly normal. Humanoid, biped, left-handed, six and a bit feet tall. Depending on who you ask, he's either too stocky or very handsome. **When is it used?** Leon tends not to use the full extent of his abilities. The magic possessed by Old Ones is very different from human magic, with only a couple of areas of overlap - namely protective wards and rudimentary push-pull telekinesis. Using uniquely Déan magic would, therefore, be very noticeable; and, as the King of Dezereia is currently leading a genocidal purge against Old Ones, being noticed is not a good thing. **What gives it this power?** All Déan are magically gifted to some extent, and all of them get their magical abilities from the Source. The Source itself was created by the God-Survivors of the last Cycle, who created it to be a safe form of near-unlimited power (or, to put it mathematically, infinity minus one), so that the Old Ones wouldn't accidentally discover actual-unlimited power (infinity). As such, Old Ones have a deep connection to the Source that manifests in two ways: 1) crippling withdrawal symptoms if they get too far away; and, 2) pictograms that are unique to each Old One; the number of Symbols an Old One has, the stronger their connection to the Source, and the more powerful they are. Most Old Ones have between 2 and 4 Symbols, a handful in each generation have five Symbols, and there have been twelve instances of Heximers (6), in recorded history, one of whom was so strong that she is revered by some humans as a mortal incarnation of their God. Leon is a Septimer, he is exponentially more powerful than her. **Who/what made it?** The birds and the bees? Being serious, Leon is a result of the dwindling Old One population. The Source bestows a fixed amount of power across all the Old Ones, and there are now fewer Déan than ever before, so the current generation of Old Ones contains three Pentimers, a Heximer (who you could convincingly argue is a WMD in her own right) and Leon, the Septimer. **Why?** Covered this above, but the dwindling numbers are a result of interbreeding with humans (an Old One must have at least three grandparents that were also Old Ones), and the King of Dezereia's purge. **Where is it now?** That's the million crown question. Since he was outed as an Old One and chased out of the Fallen Palace, Leon has been on the run, evading all pursuers. He's still in Dezereia somewhere: as an Old One, he can't get too far away from the Source. Pale skin, shaking and uncontrollable vomiting is not a good look for the most destructive thing in the world. **Who knows where it is?** No one, though a couple of Leon's friends could probably contact him in an emergency. However, not even they know where he'll be day-to-day, and, since no one knows what he's looking for, there's no way to predict where he's going. **Who's looking for it?** How long do you have? The major parties are the King of Dezereia (who wants to purge Leon for the twin crimes of being an Old One and sleeping with the Princess); House Merovi (who are also part of the purge, but are genocidal madmen too); and the Cape Network, the best intelligence network west of the Korosmos river. That said, Leon has an agreement with the Cape Network's leader, which means they aren't looking too hard for him. **How does one use it?** Hopefully, one doesn't. Failing that, ask him nicely and don't even think about trying to manipulate him. Fortunately for the world at large, Leon has plans of his own, which involve staying out of politics.

  • Rod Lebsack

    Page numbers as seen on the pages. p2 The Sleeping Princess Doesn't Forget The Devil Comes Afterword p3 MS: D- MS: Dammit... MS sfx:*pant pant* MS: I won't lose to... MS: Agh! p4 The Sleeping Princess Doesn't Forget AH: Madoka... p5 AH: Good morning. AH: What's wrong? Are you worried about something? KM: Uh... KM: Was it that obvious? KM: I'm always easy to read... AH: Well? AH: What's wrong? KM: You might not know yet, Homura-chan. KM: Sayaka-chan has been missing since two days ago... AH: ! AH: Miki Sayaka? KM: The police haven't officially announced it yet... KM: But they seem like they'll be starting to search for her, in case she's gotten into serious trouble. KM: I wonder what happened to Sayaka-chan... KM: She promised to come to watch my ballet recital... AH: ...I see. AH: You're right to be worried. p6 AH: But keep your head up, everything will be okay. KM: Homura-chan... AH: There will absolutely be an audience for your ballet. AH: I can feel it... AH: The presence of a wraith, but it's strange... AH: Tomoe Mami! p7 TM: What are you doing here? AH: Well, the same thing as you. AH: I got here by following the traces of a wraith. TM: No, not the same. I was not following the traces of a wraith... TM: I was searching for Miki-san. TM: And in searching for Miki-san I came across you. TM: Is this a coincidence? AH: If you're trying to say something, then just say it. AH: Just to let you know, I *am* here to fight wraiths. p8 TM: I can't trust you, mysterious magical girl. TM: I've been curious about you for a while. TM: Not teaming up, acting alone, nobody knows who you are... TM: Up until now I've kept my distance... TM: But now that Miki-san has gone missing I cannot let anything suspicious slip by. AH: Do you intend to get in my way? AH: You'll regret involving yourself with me. TM: I don't know who you think you are... TM: But you picked the wrong person to try to intimidate. AH: No matter how much the world changes... AH: I can never seem to get along with you. p9 TM: Kh---! Dolls: Kiki! p10 TM: Ah! TM: You're... not a magical girl? TM: What on earth are you? AH: Stop that, Tomoe Mami. AH: There are some truths in this world that you're better off not knowing. TM: I see. But if our positions were switched... TM: Would you let me leave quietly? p11 AH: Instead of watching me... AH: Shouldn't you be watching your back? TM: A wraith!? p12 TM: *cough* TM: Ugh... TM: Kyubey was right. TM: Akemi Homura is dangerous. p13 MS: Where am I? MS: Akemi Homura! K: It's no wonder you'd think so, but... K: This is not Akemi Homura. p14 K: Its basis is Miki Sayaka. MS: Kyubey!? MS: What do you mean by that? K: Your emotions are the key. Your incredible hate for Homura stood out. K: Not just to me, but to the wraith. K: Attracted by your hate, this wraith absorbed your emotion and changed forms. MS: I did this? MS: My feelings of hate for Homura made this wraith transform? K: Your hate held an incredibly powerful emotional energy... K: Enough to give rise to a new form of wraith. p15 K: Having continually absorbed your hate, the wraith is beginning to multiply. K: Soon they will form a powerful legion and destroy the irregular, Akemi Homura. K: That would be a delightful result for us. MS: Are you working with... MS: Huh!? p16 K: A... K: Akemi Homura... AH: Even without congealing they continue their tricks, huh. AH: Well, taking them all out together will save time. AH: Bang! K: Kyu--- p17 MS: Homura... MS: I get it. You're not here to save me. MS: All you care about is Madoka. AH: ...That's right. Just like I once told you. AH: Everything is for her sake. AH: You've preserved your memories of the Law of Cycles in the form of your hate for me. AH: I cannot let someone like that stay by her side. p18 AH: If your feelings were to awaken Madoka's memories... AH: That is a risk I cannot afford to take. AH: Right? (T/N: pp = *pianissimo*, the opposite of Sayaka's usual *fortissimo*) AH: Good night, Miki Sayaka. p19 KM: Homura-chan? AH: Wonderful, Madoka. AH: Just wonderful. AH: I have some sad news for you. AH: Miki Sayaka became unable to come... AH: But it's alright... AH: I am watching your ballet. AH: From now on... --- The text on the next pages is going to take a while.

  • Flavie Muller

    Really, really, really liked this girl in High-school. She literally took my breath away, I thought she was so beautiful. We had a good rapport in class and I thought I had a decent chance so I worked my ass off for two months straight doing odd jobs in order to save up enough money to take her on a proper date. My mom was a single parent barely making ends meet and I was 15 at the time so I couldn't get a real job. Once I had saved up enough money my plan was to take her to see this movie she said she'd been wanting to see -- some horrible thing that had Sandra Bullock and Bill (not Paxton) Pullman in it. "While You Were Sleeping" maybe? I don't really remember. It was a long time ago. Anyway. After the movie I was going to take her to this local restaurant called Gilbert's. It was the nicest place in town. Tiffany lamps over all the tables. Nude paintings on the wall. No way you were getting out of there with less than a $50 bill, and this was back in the late-80's/early 90's. Date night rolls around and I go to pick her up and two of her female friends are coming along for the ride. I had not been apprised of this, but whatever. I was pretty easy going back then so I rolled with it. We get to the movie theater and they don't have any money so I am paying for all 4 of us. The two tag-a-longs both wanted popcorn and drinks and I must have gotten a look on my face because the girl of my dreams gave me a semi-playful rebuke like. "What, they can't have popcorn? Come on!" So, I cave, wincing as every dollar leaves my quickly dwindling date fund. I had enough extra that we would both still be able to go eat at Gilbert's as long as I was careful with my purchase. I had to forgo popcorn and a drink of my own, but it wasn't a big deal. Movie ends and I explain that dinner really needs to be just the two of us, and she basically tells me that's not happening. As a result we end up having to go to this greasy spoon little dive in a strip mall. At this point the comments about what a cheap date I am start to get dropped in conversation in front of me. I have to sit there and listen to how horrible the food is, and how if I had really wanted to impress her I should have taken her somewhere nice. All three of them are sitting on one side of the booth and I am sitting on the other, so it's like a fucking tribunal of shame. I'm trying to just laugh it off, but I could feel my face flushing. I don't say anything about the unexpected extra people I'm paying for. I just smile and say, "Maybe next time." Then they start talking about how bad the movie was (and it really was awful) and suddenly the idea to go see that particular movie has become mine even though she'd been wanted to see it for weeks. And now I'm listening to how wrong everything is at the restaurant we're eating at. The food is shitty. The silverware is dirty. The floor hasn't been swept in days. It smells like onions and old people. Etc, etc. I gotta be honest. By the end of the night I was struggling to hold back tears. I was ashamed, but even more I was angry. This girl had no idea how hard I had worked in order to treat her to a nice date, and how her thoughtlessness had made that date impossible to realize. I realized how vapid and shallow she was. She and both of her friends. Zero consideration for how hard I had worked, and even less for how I had planned the evening to go. But she taught me a valuable lesson that night. People who complain about things given to them for free are literally the worst people in existence, and as far as I am concerned they can all go die in a fucking fire. Same for people who show no consideration for the feelings and expectations of others. Both are huge red flags. Basically comes down to self-absorbed inconsideration. The hallmarks of a princess if ever I saw one.

  • Bertram Will

    A pile of rocks, a ribbon, and a body. All you needed for a funeral. Al'tam carried the body, the girl lying in his arms. It was the manner in which he might carry his wife. Like a princess: Reverently, carefully. She was far too young to be dead. Old men and women, they looked nearly dead in life, and their corpses seemed to make sense. This girl, she looked like she was merely sleeping. A young corpse looked wrong, unnatural. Every fibre of his being cried out against this injustice. Had she ever been carried like this, like right now? Had some charming young boy taken the opportunity to practice on her, to pretend they were married, pretend he was carrying his bride across the threshold of their house? No doubt the girl had imagined her wedding, imagined lying in her husband's arms. He dearly hoped some boy had taken the opportunity to play such games with her. Her first time being carried by a man, a stranger she only knew to be the village's undertaker, nearly forty suns her senior. Ol'se behind him carried the rocks. He dragged them behind him on a little wagon, the wheels rattling less across the snow-covered ground. It might've been easier to place the body on the wagon, but such a thing would be sacreligious. Disrespectful to the point of blasphemy. He continued to carry the girl. She was a slighter weight then most, easy on the muscles. Al'tam had carried huge bruisers, from musclebound warriors to portly traders. But then again, he doubted her father would have had the strength to carry her. He came up to the top of the mountain. The Sentinel watched the two of them carefully, even before they crested the ridge. It could smell death, and no doubt had known they were coming months before their appearance. "Gaten, Sentinel," Al'tam greeted. "Gaten," it responded. The Sentinel, a spotted cat, stalked closer to him. He placed the girl on the floor in front of it, in accordance with the rituals. Al'tam took the ribbon out of the girl's hair, where her mother had braided it in, and tied it to the Sentinel's neck, an addition to its heavy necklace. The two of them turned away, Al'tam digging the hole with his shovel, Ol'se piling the rocks into a cairn. Behind them, they heard the sound of tearing flesh, but neither turned around. Ol'se, still young, still new to the rituals, twitched slightly. Was it morbid curiosity, or barely suppressed disgust? Al'tam rested a hand on his shoulder for a second, and Ol'se nodded. They continued their work. Al'tam's father had explained it to him. They were not, as the villagers thought, sacrificing bodies to the monster. They were not, as the other kingdoms thought, taking part in a pointless ritual. There were necromancers out in the wastes. Men wielding morbid magics, twisted to serve their own purposes. The Sentinel merely ensured that the bodies could never be used to do such a thing. If you believed the stories, it also guided souls to the afterlife. That was a matter for debate, but the practicality of the tradition was undeniable. Al'tam finished his digging, and Ol'se finished the cairn. They stood there with backs to the Sentinel, waiting. The sound of ripping flesh stopped, and the Sentinel walked between the two of them, walked ahead of them to face the pair. "Ratsma, Al'tam." The cat's mouth was coloured red. "Ratsma, Sentinel," Al'tam nodded. The two walked past the Sentinel, Ol'se grabbing the wagon as they left. Behind them, faintly, they heard the sound of snapping bone.

  • Georgianna Kreiger

    Really, really, really liked this girl in High-school. She literally took my breath away, I thought she was so beautiful. We had a good rapport in class and I thought I had a decent chance so I worked my ass off for two months straight doing odd jobs in order to save up enough money to take her on a proper date. My mom was a single parent barely making ends meet and I was 15 at the time so I couldn't get a real job. Once I had saved up enough money my plan was to take her to see this movie she said she'd been wanting to see -- some horrible thing that had Sandra Bullock and Bill (not Paxton) Pullman in it. "While You Were Sleeping" maybe? I don't really remember. It was a long time ago. Anyway. After the movie I was going to take her to this local restaurant called Gilbert's. It was the nicest place in town. Tiffany lamps over all the tables. Nude paintings on the wall. No way you were getting out of there with less than a $50 bill, and this was back in the late-80's/early 90's. Date night rolls around and I go to pick her up and two of her female friends are coming along for the ride. I had not been apprised of this, but whatever. I was pretty easy going back then so I rolled with it. We get to the movie theater and they don't have any money so I am paying for all 4 of us. The two tag-a-longs both wanted popcorn and drinks and I must have gotten a look on my face because the girl of my dreams gave me a semi-playful rebuke like. "What, they can't have popcorn? Come on!" So, I cave, wincing as every dollar leaves my quickly dwindling date fund. I had enough extra that we would both still be able to go eat at Gilbert's as long as I was careful with my purchase. I had to forgo popcorn and a drink of my own, but it wasn't a big deal. Movie ends and I explain that dinner really needs to be just the two of us, and she basically tells me that's not happening. As a result we end up having to go to this greasy spoon little dive in a strip mall. At this point the comments about what a cheap date I am start to get dropped in conversation in front of me. I have to sit there and listen to how horrible the food is, and how if I had really wanted to impress her I should have taken her somewhere nice. All three of them are sitting on one side of the booth and I am sitting on the other, so it's like a fucking tribunal of shame. I'm trying to just laugh it off, but I could feel my face flushing. I don't say anything about the unexpected extra people I'm paying for. I just smile and say, "Maybe next time." Then they start talking about how bad the movie was (and it really was awful) and suddenly the idea to go see that particular movie has become mine even though she'd been wanted to see it for weeks. And now I'm listening to how wrong everything is at the restaurant we're eating at. The food is shitty. The silverware is dirty. The floor hasn't been swept in days. It smells like onions and old people. Etc, etc. I gotta be honest. By the end of the night I was struggling to hold back tears. I was ashamed, but even more I was angry. This girl had no idea how hard I had worked in order to treat her to a nice date, and how her thoughtlessness had made that date impossible to realize. I realized how vapid and shallow she was. She and both of her friends. Zero consideration for how hard I had worked, and even less for how I had planned the evening to go. But she taught me a valuable lesson that night. People who complain about things given to them for free are literally the worst people in existence, and as far as I am concerned they can all go die in a fucking fire. Same for people who show no consideration for the feelings and expectations of others. Both are huge red flags. Basically comes down to self-absorbed inconsideration. The hallmarks of a princess if ever I saw one

  • Eliezer Wisoky

    I agree that there's no direct evidence, but there is circumstantial evidence in favour of a Ned/Ashara romance *of some kind.* Was it a great burning love for the ages, or just a youthful fling that got torpedoed by Real Life butting its ugly mug in? Who knows. Thematically, it would be important if Robb did exactly the opposite of what his father did in fact, while telling himself he acted as his father would have done. Remember, Robb justifies his quicky post-sex wedding to Jeyne Westerling which breaks his marriage contract with House Frey to his mother as "it was the honourable thing to do, it is what my father would have done." (Or something. Can't be fucked searching for it right now.) But what if Ned actually did the opposite when in the same situation, and he just never told his children? What if he actually did have a fling with Ashara Dayne? What if her stillborn daughter was Ned's child? What if Ned turned away from what could have been with Ashara to honour his brother's marriage contract with the Tullys? It's a nice parallel. However, short of a direct SSM, we aren't likely to get confirmation of it. Now we are told that Brandon is the "wild wolf" and no stranger to premarital sex. But we are also told that the Starks are close. Would Brandon chat up Ashara for a dance on behalf of his younger brother, and then go and root her anyway? I dunno. I think the legend of the sexual dynamo of Brandon from Lady Dustin and Barristan's curious reflection that "Stark" dishonoured Ashara could be a misdirect from GRRM. Alternatively, Barristan's "Stark dishonoured her" could be a clue that Brandon (the Stark heir) did sleep with Ashara and was the father of her stillborn daughter. As for Ned and Howland in the tent - perhaps Ned offered Howland his tent because *he wasn't intending on sleeping there much*? Also we have no information from Meera's KOTLT story that Ned actually slept in the same tent as Howland, just that he offered Howland a place to stay. Thinking like a lawyer about this piece of circumstantial evidence, it is inconclusive - there are several possible inferences that you can draw from it. Finally: Southron Ambitions. Jon Arryn fosters Robert and Ned. Rickard Stark arranges a marriage alliance with Hoster Tully for Brandon and Catelyn to marry. Hoster is also negotiating with Tywin Lannister for Lysa to marry Jaime, although Tywin was also planning to marry Cersei to Rhaegar and hosting the unnamed Princess of Dorne, who proposed that Elia and Oberyn marry Jaime and Cersei. After Aerys marries Rhaegar to Elia Martell, Tywin cracks the shits and abandons the Ambitions pact (doubly so after Jaime is appointed to the Kingsguard.) Jon Arryn, Rickard Stark and Hoster Tully need to link with the Reach or Dorne. What if Ned was encouraged (either by Rickard or Brandon, who was likely in on the plans given that he was groomed to be the next Stark in Wintefell) to form a Dornish alliance with House Dayne? There are no more females in House Martell, but House Dayne is a well respected Dornish house, and close friends of the Martells. It would strategically sensible. We have no evidence supporting the idea that Ned was encouraged to bat his eyelashes at Ashara for political reasons though. It would just sit nicely with the Southron Ambitions alliances.

  • Dillan Nienow

    Express the emotions, but do not call people names. I know you are hurting, Brother, but she's no b**ch or c**t, she's a woman hurting and looking for feel connected. "If she's easy, she won't be modest - if she's modest, she won't be easy." I know that, ideally, all the men (rapists, molesters, murders) are all disconnected from Source, and ultimately, the ability to feel or express love. They're drained their energy, and can only live in lower vibrations. Unless a woman is going to bare my child, I don't want sexual interaction. Sleeping with a lot of people is emotionally and spiritually disgusting. There is no union. The person is in lower vibration, looking for pleasure or Semen isn't a meaningless by-product, either, and any women allowing their man to finish in a condom is going to build a parasitic connection - she doesn't care about his life energy. There's going to be baggage. Orgasms shouldn't leave us exhausted, and 'forcing' people to them is not showing love. It's sadistic or masochistic. We want to build that energy with our loved one. This is why we 'live as a child' This is what I feel a lot of allegories are pointing at - it's what I feel Lord of the Rings is getting at. Hobbits are children and, as such, they can hold the 'one ring' (their foreskin/their dick) without being swayed into darkness. Gollum could not. Whenever a man holds his dick, he is invisible, and if he becomes addict to 'his precious' he falls into dark dark dark places. After our first orgasm and ejaculation, we are FALLEN. This is the garden of Eden story. We see 'good and evil', we understand that ALL that is happening in the Star Wars universe is about sex. Han Solo (the rogue, not pure) with Princess Leia produces a child that is not of good heart, he didn't see his parents loving in holy unity. If we want to become the men who never need to worry about our partners, we do what is needed, we adventure and do our shadow work. Luke Skywalker isn't bringing any women with him on his journey. Frodo isn't trying to convince a girlfriend along on the trip. After we have a child with someone, we're connected to that person, and we don't adventure in the same way. We have a partner and a child, and yet we may still want to adventure. Those who stay 'pure' and resist orgasm, masturbation, impure thoughts, pornography, sexual imagery, then we transcend aspects of the matrix. Sorry, Sean Bean, but one DOES simply walk into Mordor (mother - the sacred feminine who will give birth to pure child). If we're impure, we'll be swayed - like all of the fellowship were. By other things. Frodo wasn't. Luke hasn't been. Harry Potter didn't. They're the 'christos' the consciousness of higher vibration. But our brothers who are attracted to immodest women - "But I wanted her to be immodest with ME AND ME ALONE!" Daaamn. Ain't that the dissonance. They are being swayed, and we don't need to be. We forgive, we forget, and we support our brethren, regardless of how they have fallen. Our anger in them is us. It's all in us, there is no external. It's a struggle, but what other choice do we have? The dark and light side are the same. If you choose light, the dark side are always going to use whatever cruel and malicious tactics they need to get what they want because they do not feel the emotion or love. The want power and authority. Let love wash over us. The wisdom of acceptance. Be always the man your grandchildren would want as a grandfather.

  • Saige Hamill

    OH HOT DAMN THIS IS MY JAM. Okay, so. I loooooove me some drugstore brands, because I am cheap and broke. So lemme do my lil breakdown, but because I have never seen Catrice products, I'm gonna talk about Jordana (easily found at your local Walgreens in America). * **Wet n Wild.** Holy shit, are they killing it lately or what? I have a few different eyeshadow palettes from them (Comfort Zone and the LE Plaid one?), and those shadows are lovely. I also have their new eyeshadow primer, which is a little drier than the Fergie one imho but still pretty nice--UD is my go-to still but it's a good choice, too, especially for the price. I also use one of their lipliners for all my red lipsticks, because it works well! The "Where the Dreamers Go" highlighter is also amazing as fuck, I love it so much and it will last me approximately twelve lifetimes. Also, I have a brown eyeliner from them that's meh, and I've not tried many of their mascaras. I had the color correcting wheel and then gave it away because it wasn't necessary for me. I really want to try their new foundation because IT HAS UNDERTONE AND SHADE INFO. Fuck yes. Get it, WnW. GET IT. * ELF is mixed bag, but ultimately I do like their stuff. I have a nice foundation from them that is pretty good for the $6 price tag. Probably like 85% of my makeup brushes are ELF and I loooooove them (the black handle brushes, I got the 10-piece set when they had their 7th Anniversary sale in like 2011). Their mascara isn't AWFUL but there's better in the same price range. The gel liner pots are fucking baller. Liquid liner is meh, pencil liners are okay. I also have a 144-ish shadow palette from them that my parents got me, and the shadows are actually pretty fucking good *and* come with a good variety. I also got their new aqua lip tints or whatever, and I really like the red shade I got. Also, their shadow primer used to be my favorite, but I'm just super over the doe foot applicator for that. ALSO THEIR CHUBBY BALM STICKS SUCKKKKK. I don't know why, but they do. * Essence is so fucking great, I love that I can get it at Target *and* Ulta. Their brow mascara is my favorite things, hands down. Second place goes to their regular mascaras--Lash Princess in the green tube is amazing, and I like the I <3 Extreme in the pink tube now that it's dried a little and isn't quite so wet of a formula. I also like their nail polishes. The gel pencil liner transfers a lot, though, which is really my only complaint. * Jordana is fucking awesome too and people need to stop sleeping on that brand. They have some of my favorite products. *Their* gel pencil liner is amazing. The Fabuliner felt-tip marker is amazing and gets HELLA wings, although it can sometimes get weird right at the corner of the eye. I love the Twist and Shine balm stains to pieces and have like three shades, now, and they're beautiful. I like the Modern Matte lipstick I have, but I don't reach for it because I have like twelve reds and there are others I like more. I'm not sure how I feel about their liquid lipsticks, but that's more because I'm not a LL person. I used the deep purple shade and it got kinda crumbly, which wigs me out. BUT. It smells like fucking cupcakes, and comes in some neat colors.

  • Bart Herman

    I agree. People on this sub reach like hell to find a hero and a villain in every single storyline and as I've said before, the show is just a bunch of flawed people who found each other. Of course Chelsea comes off well compared to the other moms. Unlike them she had a wealthy, supportive family instead of a complete train wreck of a childhood. Of *course* she has fewer serious issues compared to the offspring of Babs and a series of abusive offscreen deadbeats, or Kail, daughter of Smirnoff Suzy and what, *even to Kail*, is just some random dude from Texas. The thing is, Chelsea hasn't overcome to issues her *own* childhood caused her, in that Randy's coddling and Princess attitude have caused her to become lazy, complacent, self-centered, helpless, and whiny, and the values he and her mom taught her have led her to make shitty romantic decisions while rushing to have a "family" above all other goals. And while Chelsea's dad's failures aren't Chelsea's fault, neither are the issues that any of the girls have with their parents. Chelsea's problems now are in proportion to the kind of problems she has always had, and that's not much in proportion to the other Teen Moms in either chronological direction. And yet she's still done things that make her deeply unlikeable to me. Most have been discussed here already but I'd like to mention: During the Adam period, constantly treating him like the center of her life and *also* the center of all of her friends' and family's life, in the whiniest, most unbearably self-centered way possible. Has anyone not had The Boyfriend Friend, the one who is on-and-off *always* in a shitty relationship with the same shitty, borderline abusive POS who only calls you to talk about said POS and what he did to hurt her *feeellings* this time? It's fucking exhausting and it's **rude**. We see a scene where she calls a bunch of friends over to complain about Adam, then decides she's too sad and ditches them in her own living room to cry upstairs with Aubrey. What the *fuck?* No one *ever* calls her on her shit, either. Allowing Adam to drive Meghan out of their home without a fight after everything Meghan had done to help Chelsea look after Aubree like her own. Pitching a fit about Paislee's existence ruining the "perfect" family she had with Adam. Sleeping with Adam while Taylor was pregnant with his child. Being shitty to Taylor until a lawyer suggested otherwise. Moving far too fast with Cole even though she had a daughter who would have been hurt if it didn't work out (it still might not!). Forcing Cole on Aubree, as discussed in this thread. Forcing Adam out the second the found someone better. Trying to force Cole into a Dad role when Aubree still saw her real dad as her Dad. She may have decided that Cole is all Aubree needs to have a "real family" but she doesn't get to make that decision for Aubree. Adam and Paislee will *always* be Aubree's family and if Chelsea doesn't like it that's on *her* for not making better life decisions.

  • Claudie Dickens

    I actually got really lucky with this. I was in college when the Wii came out and needless to say that the hype train was real. I remember salivating over every youtube video like it was the second coming of christ... but this time with a nunchuk accessory. I remember watching the [call of duty 3 video on youtube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3oa8ctbVYA) and just salivating over how insanely cool it is. You physically reloading / driving... rotate the tank gun up and down... you can row! ROW! Forget this fucking high fidelity fish avoidance system that these new fangle systems have and bring back rowing. Well needless to say I camped out for this bad boy at our small town walmart for over 24 hours. [Had a sleeping bag, off brand coco puffs and code red mountain dew.](http://i.imgur.com/maQfryw.jpg) Had about twenty people camped out front of the store. Eventually we [formed a shanty town and slept inside shopping carts](http://i.imgur.com/fywO5pC.jpg) and told war stories that haven't happened yet. Eventually management took away our carts, but did allow us to move into the [back corner of the garden center, where I crushed peoples heads](http://i.imgur.com/Cp3IwVp.jpg) while they played on their fancy 3ds with each other. Finally midnight came and I eagerly waited my spot in line as one by one us unwashed nerds walked off to be baptized in the next generation of gaming. I could only purchase one game and though Twilight Princess looked interesting, I had to drop my sixty dollars on the worst decision of my life. The row boat simulator that was [Call Of Duty 3](http://i.imgur.com/is8Amxa.jpg). I'm surprise there's actually contrast between the box art and my shit colored futon. I turned this game on and oh my god was it bad, the controls were terribly wonky. Playing with your arms up got tiring and more tiring was the trying to actually aim the damn thing. But hark... what is that I hear? My phone? It rings... My parents called me unexpectedly a couple weeks or so before christmas to inform me that they didn't have a "big" present for my brother and was wondering if they could buy my Wii off of me. A bounce, a leap, a joyous sunder did not happen because I lived in a tiny fucking dorm room, but trust me I was happy. I sold my Wii and games for face value to them. For the remaining weeks, like lovers over the summer. Though ultimately knew it was not to going to last I tried to enjoy my time with it. Show it off to all my friends on campus and become very good at fake golf. I fortunately kept all the packing and my brother was able to open it up none the wiser. Though I was, for that day I realized what a horrible... fucking god awful piece of shit that game really was and how the Wii was really just a novelty not the next generation. And from that day forth I removed the shackles of my 30 fps consoles and walked myself into the master race. TL;DR: I was involved in Wii trafficking

  • Rosie Wuckert

    ### **[Sleeping Beauty (1959)](http://www.imdb.com/Title?Sleeping+Beauty+%281959%29)** Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance [[USA:Approved](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Association_of_America_film_rating_system#Ratings), 1 h 15 min] Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton Director: Clyde Geronimi **IMDb rating:** [](#movieguide_stars)**★★★★★★★☆☆☆** **7.3**/10 (99,353 votes) > Adaptation of the fairy tale of the same name. Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent - who declares that before the sun sets on Aurora's 16th birthday she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three good-natured - but not too bright - fairies. (*IMDb*) **Critical reception:** > Upon its initial release, Sleeping Beauty received mixed to positive reviews from film critics. Bosley Crowther, writing in his review for The New York Times, complimented that "the colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands" and compared the film favorably to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs writing that "the princess looks so much like Snow White they could be a couple of Miss Rheingolds separated by three or four years. And she has the same magical rapport with the little creatures of the woods. The witch is the same slant-eyed Circe who worked her evil on Snow White. And the three good fairies could be maiden sisters of the misogynistic seven dwarfs." Variety praised the singing voices of Mary Costa and Bill Shirley and noted that "some of the best parts of the picture are those dealing with the three good fairies, spoken and sung by Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen and Barbara Luddy." (*Wikipedia*) More info at [IMDb](http://www.imdb.com/Title?Sleeping+Beauty+%281959%29), [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sleeping%20Beauty%20%281959%20film%29), [Rotten Tomatoes](https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1019187-sleeping_beauty/), [Netflix](http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/60029529), [Wikidata](https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q215617). *I am a bot.* [Send me feedback](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2FMovieGuide&subject=Re%3A%20http%3A%2F%2Fredd.it%2F5ybexm "Confidence: 1.06"). [Data sources and other information](/r/MovieGuide/w/about).

  • Maybelle Parker

    Whoa. Shit. Fuck. Dude. You get the trophy for being the first person that I think has a forreal unpopular opinion - at least with me anyway. Let me tell you a story. I was raised on a farm in rural North Carolina with 7 siblings. We didn't get air conditioning until I was like 13, we had a freaking black and white TV for crying out loud. Then a few years in a row our family had good luck and we got some nice stuff: a computer, a large color TV, and a used n64 with several classic games. One of those games was Ocarina of Motherfucking Time. I was the only kid in the family that really liked OoT, which means that I played the shit out of it. We'd come home from school, go to the chicken houses to pick up eggs [we had commercial chicken houses], do chores, then homework. But after I had showered and had a little free time before bed I'd fucking play OoT. You may think to yourself, "Well this sounds super subjective." And you're wrong. When I played that game I was immersed. The reason they never gave Link a voice was because they wanted you to BE LINK. Just fill in where Link was. Shit, you can name him whatever you want. His development is your development - from a little fairy kid from Kokiri Forest to the badass, gauntlet wearing motherfucker who kills a hog-dragon and saves the princess. When I played I forgot getting bullied at school for wearing hand-me-down clothes and crooked, scratched glasses. I forgot about chores, sleeping in a cramped room with two brothers, angry parents with a shitty marriage, and anything else outside of Hyrule. This is why the game is timeless. It was a large, densely packed universe for the time that allowed you to really get into the mythology, side-adventures, and races of Hyrule. GTA? It's got none of that - you drive cars and run over hookers. Daggerfall? Never even heard of it. Your criticisms of "The story is shit. The world is boring. Combat system fucking sucks. The dungeons are shit." just show that you didn't get involved. The story is shit/world is boring? You're a time-traveling hero in a world with Zoras, Gorons, Kokiri, an all-female desert people, magical weapons and monsters. Did you do the side quests, because that shit runs deep. The dungeons are shit? You're probably mad that you couldn't beat the Water Temple. But seriously, they're designed to be thematic puzzles. What other dungeons in what comparable game series would you say are better? Anyway, to your last question, is it nostalgia or are you blind, I'd say it's both. The nostalgia for the game exists for a reason. The reasons is what I wrote above - immersion, escapism, fantasy adventure. You didn't do or feel that, maybe it's just not your genre or you were already spoiled with more high-falutin' games that came out later and were bored with a game that runs at 20 FUCKING FRAMES PER SECOND.

  • Noemie Ziemann

    Hi Princess Addison, Thank you for your questions I would be delighted to share my experience coming out with you. 1. I told friends and family in different ways. My Sister and Dad both live in another state so I opted to do this via the phone. I spoke with my sister first and I sent a very long message to my Dad about everything with the option for him to call me when he was ready. A few days later he was ready to talk, initially he said he needed a bit of time to absorb and think about what he wanted to say. He sent me a message to say he loved me and when he would be ready he would let me know. My Dad isn't happy about my choice, but he loves and supports me no matter what. My mother has suspected I was up to something. She has met a lot of my friends over the years who are now out and proud as SW. Many in publications and on TV. Just before Christmas she came to my apartment and I forgot to hide the signed Dita Von Tease coffee table book that is signed to "Vivienne Black". She asked me if that was me and I said no. I was in shock, I wasn't ready to talk about it. Since then I have seen her a few times but we have yet to discuss everything in detail. That's an up and coming conversation planned in the next few weeks. She is reaching out to meet up with me, so I think she is ready to learn about my other life now too. My friends I told overtime over the past few years usually face to face. Many of them had already suspected and were just waiting for me to tell them in my own time. Some had no clue. 2. The first person I told many years ago was my high school best friend. At this time in our early 20's we were still best friends. Since then we have drifted apart and do not talk. The last conversation I had with her she told me she couldn't be friends with me anymore as she didn't agree with me sleeping with married men. I don't really understand her objections and reasoning she raised as they do not impact her directly in anyway, but I do respect her decision if she isn't comfortable being around me. It did hurt a lot to loose her in my life but I wish her all the best. This was the reaction that most surprised me. 3. I wouldn't call it courage, more impatience. I just got fed up with lying and feeling like my lie was alienating me from the people I wish to be the most honest with. I got to the point where I knew if they rejected me I would feel hurt, but at least I would know and could move on. Coming out has been liberating and calming. I can already feel my relationships with those still around me growing stronger. 4. Reactions have varied. Most of my friends don't care, the only worry about my safety and that's a justified concern to have. In fact most reactions that express concern are in regards to safety. I have talked to each person about how I operate my business to reduce potential harm that could come my way and assure them if I ever need anything I will let them know. Vivienne xx

  • Jean Krajcik

    "Larger cellos" is an ambiguous term. For a player, the string length is most determinative for "playability." The longer the string length, the larger the distance between notes and the more difficult it is to play. This has nothing to do with the instrument's responsiveness, it has to do with the ability to reach notes with the left hand without pain or injury, and being able to play with a continuous vibrato and consistent intonation. An instrument's responsiveness has very little to do with size, that is determined by many other factors. It is important that these differences be clear to you. There are lots of fine models for making cellos that will sound good. Many makers feel that a wide waist on an instrument is good for sound, but these can make bowing without hitting the edges difficult, and if you have followed the recent Gofriller story of Haimovitz's instrument, you will notice that it will require reshaping the arching of the top (as was done with the restoration of the Casals' Gofriller) t bring it up high enough to avoid this. If you are exploring models for a cello that you wish to commission, it would be a good idea to define what qualities you are looking for in it (big sound, dark tone, brilliant tone, sweet tone, loud, chamber, solo, etc.). This will help as you consider it. Many of the great quartet cellists have played on Joseph filius Andreas Guarneri cellos with pearwood or poplar backs. Both the Strad that Harrell had and the one that Nelsova played were larger body (but normal string length) cellos with poplar backs and willow ribs. Many Montagnana and Gofriller cellos are like that (but not the "sleeping princess" which is notoriously difficult to play), as are Peter of Venice Guarneri. Ruggieri, too. Tecchler often made long string length instruments. Guadagnini made some unusual instruments, as I mentioned before, and in the 19th century these were considered the choice soloist's instrument (Janigro played a Guad). You would probably do well to go to Maestronet and look over some of the topics there and post some questions regarding different models. My cello (made for me over 30 years ago) is a big cello with normal string length, and one piece poplar back and willow ribs. It sounded like an old instrument from day 1, and I had the unexpected experience of running into Harrell when we were both flying in and out of the same city just after I got my cello and he got his strad, and I have to say that in my opinion (and those of my colleagues), my cello sounded better even with him playing them. A modern cello can be great. Another modern maker you might look for is David Caron.

  • Antwan Kuhic

    > So, is it worth the $45? I'd say so, there's lots to do whether its anime panels, video games, table top, Role playing, manga cafe, "Sleeping Samurai", concerts, and huge artist alley and Merch area. It's held in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and takes up majority of it (Including the roof which has an incredible view), and it's in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh so even if you're bored there, you can do much more in downtown (Like watch Your Name which is unfortunately the same weekend...) > What do you usually do there? I tend to go to the panels which have a very wide variety to pick from (including workshops), but as previously mentioned, there's quite a bit to try out especially with the gaming. Last year they included a pachinko area, Japanese arcade games, and your regular consoles. > Their guest list looks really cool, do you get to meet them, talk to them, etc? Sometimes, if you have the premium there's a pretty good chance, but other than that it's up to them. > What about the events? I'm interested in the cosplay, gaming and dance...what do those look like? Exciting, fun, and overall pretty friendly. My friend does a lot of cosplay (She did Castiel with folding wings from Supernatrual and Rose Princess (forget her name) from Steven Universe last year), and she has a plenty of fun with it. If you do come in cosplay, there is a "No photo zone" you can go to if you're tired. Gaming and Panels is where I'm at most of the time, and while some panels are duds most of them are good. The gaming though is quite impressive as ice mentioned. >I see their hours of operation are Thursday-Sunday, does it matter when you actually get there? Thursday is typically just an early pass pick up day, nothing really happens on Thursday (Exhibition hall is not open, gaming has short hours, and it's just some movies and that's really it on Thursday. Not really worth staying other than getting your pass early and avoid waiting in line on Friday). Friday is when it pretty much begins (Opening ceremony is on Friday and everything is open), so it's ok to pretty much skip Thursday. > In terms of anime, as it is an anime convention, what things there have to do with anime? (I know this is kind of a weird question) Pretty much everything but the gaming. It's run by the Japanese Culture Society of Pittsburgh, so you can expect it to be mostly anime stuff or Japanese culture. From the most casual to the more Otaku, there's something for everyone. >Thank you for the help! Glad to help, if you have any further questions regarding the convention or the Pittsburgh area, please feel free to PM me.

  • Jennifer Mayer

    Oh man, this and the weapon variety are the two things I'm most excited for. I hope this game ends up with tons of clothing options. - Helmets/Hairstyles? Obviously we've seen the full plate armor but, curiously, we've seen it with and without helmet - so are the different equippable parts head/body/leg? Does that mean that on outfit of Link with Samurai-esque hair a headpiece? Cause if so, then I hope we'll see the hood (from early trailers), the familiar LoZ green cap and various helmets (a skull helmet that reduced skeleton attacks at night, a Harry Potter-esque good/cape that makes Link invisible but unable to attack, a plumed roman helmet that increases spear/horseback damage, etc). - Pegasus boots would be a welcome return though in the BotW context, I imagine it would significantly reduce your stamina lost when sprinting. Or maybe boosted stamina with a little smoke effect behind Link as an homage. - Flippers for swimming, for sure. Snow boots that prevent Link's feet from sinking in snow and slowing him down (as Aonuma said happens). Feather boots that allow walking on water and really high jumps. Steel boots that sink Link and slow him down but also prevent him from being knocked down. - the cultural clothes are amazing, from the red armor to the desert people's samurai-esque outfit. I hope we see LOTS of that. And yes, including the old Kokiri outfit/classic green tunic. - can he get the Stable house hats and outfits? Help him in capturing horses. Merchant clothes to help him sell and buy at better prices; maybe they can have deeper pockets and allow him to carry more rupees although they have lower defense and make lots of noise when "full" of rupees. - id also like to see Nintendo have a lot of fun with it, like Sleeping Dogs' Preser Outfits that are homages to its inspirations. Can we get the Princess Mononoke outfit that Prince Ashitaka wears? It could have a huge power boost to bow and arrow damage though, due to the curse, he'd loose a few hearts with each shot. I would LOVE a nod to that ghibli film. - I would love to see different types of armor. Soldier, Knight, Silver, Black armor, brown and buckled. And hopefully matching shield and sword sets too. - since we have ranger's style clothes and Knight style clothes, how about a magic centric outfit that boosts wands. More cloth than armor and with a pointed mage hood of sorts. Yeesh I'm getting carried away. You hit my sweet spot with this post OP :P

  • Hazle Sanford

    I can think of WAY too many songs to list. A few instrumental ones are: the lullaby from Pan's Labyrinth (especially if you're familiar with the film), practically any piece composed by Joe Hisaishi (you may know his work from Miyazaki films, like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and many more), the music from The Last of Us, and Sad Romance (violin version). Some songs with lyrics are: "In a Week" by Hozier and Karen Cowley, more songs by Hozier (such as Like Real People Do), You are My Sunshine (preferably either the Johnny Cash version or the Civil Wars version, more songs by The Civil Wars (such as Poison & Wine, Dust to Dust, and C'est La Mort), more songs by Johnny Cash (like God's Gonna Cut You Down" and "Hurt", "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley, "It's Quiet Uptown" and "Burn" from Hamilton, "Stand by Me" by Ben E King (the cover by Darby Walker is also quite good), "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver, some songs by The Lumineers (like Cleopatra and Ophelia), "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us" by Sufjan Stevens, LOTS of Bon Iver songs (such as Skinny Love, Holocene, For Emma, I Can't Make You Love Me, Towers, Roslyn, Perth, Flume, Blood Bank, and Calgary), songs by (or covered by) Birdy (like Skinny Love, People Help the People, The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, and Let Her Go), "The A-Team" and "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran, "Dead Man's Gun" by Ashtar Command, "When it's Cold I'd Like to Die" by Moby, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "I Will Follow You into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie, "This is Gospel" by Panic! at the Disco (piano version), "All I Want" by Kodaline (but I actually kinda like Deanna Johnson's version better), songs by The Head and the Heart (such as Winter Song, Another Story, Down in the Valley, Rivers and Roads, Cats and Dogs, Lost in My Mind, and Honey Come Home), "Winter Song" (actually totally different from the previously mentioned Winter Song) by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, "The Story" by Brandi Carlile, "The Scientist" by Coldplay, "Some Nights" and "Carry On" by F.U.N., and practically any songs created or covered by Sleeping at Last (such as Saturn, Mercury, 500 Miles, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Touch, Light, Chasing Cars, Already Gone, As Long as You Love Me, 99 Red Balloons, and Moon). Wow. I'm sorry, that's a lot. The sad part is, I still have so many more I didn't include.

  • Vicky Dickinson

    Jason & Gill already opened with the chair gag... The Cat Returns just seems strange, not bad, but weird and not my cup of tea. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind looks good, but too depressing for me. Moonlight sounds way too fucking depressing to give it a chance. Not to mention I can't relate to gay relationships (I'm not gay ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) Ranma 1/2: Ummm... what? It sounds like a cornier version of Detective Conen's transformation. I didn't understand Last of the Mohicans at all Did not listen to what they said about Inuyasha considering I haven't finished watching it yet. It's a great anime overall no doubt, but a terrible one in terms of romance. Having a relatively young couple treat each other like badgering old people is not my idea of a good love story. And the few moments they actually act like they care about each doesn't excuse it. The Princess Bride looks like a better comedy movie than love story. Fry & Leelah, fuck yes. Almost gives me hope that I could find someone. LOLOLOLOL OBAMA AND BIDEN Jerry and Sleeping Gary is more of a nightmare love story, why cherish a relationship with someone that never existed? Rick and Unity was whatever, AS fans are too obsessed with R&M. Goku and Chichi is just strange, they felt like an arranged marriage that Goku stayed in because he knows nothing about love and Chichi loved the sex. Naruto and Hinata is complete and utter bullshit, I can't say much due to spoilers though. Samurai Jack and his sandals? -_- I mean it's not even a joke like Obama and Biden. Kirito and Asuna is spot on, I definitely agree that they're one of the best love stories. Vegeta and Bulma is similar to Goku and Chichi. Vegeta wanted to repopulate the sayian race, Bulma wanted the sex. Shit I mean even Krillin and 18 are a better love story because at least one of them is able to express genuine emotion. I get Toonami fans are the more nerdier bunch but it just seems like you guys have a pretty warped view of what love is. One story feel like no one has talked about was Eureka 7. She and Renton is probably the best anime love story that I can think of. Most of these other choices pale in comparison. I've noticed in One Man's Trash that Gil has a Big O poster in his room and I think he has a TOM 2.0 statue Have they mentioned any special for next week's 2nd anniversary show?

  • Esther Gerlach

    ...from sleeping barrow kings though? Also, the line is princess*es* (Spoilers for NotW and WMF ahead) Good catch on the haggling, it does sound like a polite refusal of a social faux law when you view her as royalty. She probably is in the peerage, though I don't think she's anywhere close to Modeg's throne, so she's probably not a Princess. I say this because she attends the University, so she's at least merchant-class or above. She is described as working (as a scriv), but we never see her as harried, either for money or from overwork, and it's an academic job. She is described as being beautiful, which could just mean low birth and great genes, but she is described as head-turning beautiful, which could suggest the proper upbringing to maintain such beauty. She is shown to be interested in stone-crafting. Now this could just be her getting more attuned to stone for Naming, but it could suggest her having idle-time, which Kvothe himself points out is indicative of the wealthy. She could simply like sculpting, which if she knew how to do before attending The University, suggests wealth, her family would at least be artisans or skilled laborers. She is a viable partner for Ambrose socially. When we first see the two, Ambrose is handsey, but not completely dismissive. Honestly this says more about Ambrose, but I think says something about Fela and her social standing. Ambrose is powerful enough even in egalitarian Imre to flat out buy inns and turn nobles against Kvothe, and is within spitting distance of the crown. If Fela were a peasant, she's merely a pretty face to Ambrose, and honestly I feel like he'd be handier and using rougher language were that the case. So is she merchant-class then? Possible. But Ambrose actually takes her out on a date, suggesting that he, who again is within 12th position of succession to the Vintish crown, could possibly be bothered with Fela, which suggests she's noble. There's no way she's further up in either the Modegan or Vintish line of succession than him because he would know her and would probably be a bit more,diplomatic. Finally, Fela is comfortable in wearing jewels and didn't balk at Ambrose's choice of restaurant, again, suggesting she's at least a minor noble

  • Susanna Jast

    This is all I can answer at this time So 2.8 was my first time ever playing Dream Drop Distance and it left me with a bunch of questions, that I figured you guys could answer for me. Can just any one have a keyblade? Kairi I will accept because she is a Princess of Heart (despite not being a princess), but Lea how did he get a Keyblade? there was a scene that explained how this is possible in 386/2 thanks to roxas but I can't remember the scene I know Aqua and Ventus haven't aged, but if Terra gets his body back will he look like Xemnas with brown hair and blue eyes? I think they'll pull a Xehanort and time travel to save him before he is taken Why does Diz have a different skin color than Ansem the Wise? (this is just something that has always bugged me). Disney Magic XIII. How long after Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep did Xehanort make everyone nobodies?>>> 10ish Years Was Joseph and Angel or what?>>> I belive he was a reaper from the square game "the world ends with you" My questions about KH BBS 0.2 Did it remind anyone else of Rogue One A Star Wars Story? Serving as a prequel to the original game/movie, the hero sets out to get the one thing that can stop the villains from destroying planets/worlds and in the end the hero must sacrifice themselves to ensure the villains are stopped. Yes How did Terra commune with Aqua? >>>He is trapped in darkness due to being taken over by Xehanort so in theory he is in the realm of darkness Aqua told Terra Xehanort about Ventus being in the Chamber of Waking (should be called the Chamber of Sleeping because that is all Ventus ever does), so did Xehanort know Ventus was in Castle Oblivion/Land of Departure the entire time?>>> Kind of, there is a scene in KH2 final mix where he is talking to aquas armor about the chamber of waking, and that is why he sent organization members to castle oblivion to look for that room My KH X Back Cover questions Is Xigbar/Braig the Master of Masters? That is my theory, I mean getting hit in the eye with darkness wouldn't remove your eye, so maybe he wears the eye patch to hide the fact that he just has an empty socket. No. Braig is in BBS with both eyes intact. XIII. That is all the questions I could think of for now, thank you in advance.

  • Gideon Pacocha

    Little Kinder Club - Learn to Color for Kids and Color SHOPKINS 2 Coloring Pages Welcome to youtube channel "Little Kinder Club" ! Little Kinder Club is a children's channel. From here, your child can learn how to bowl, painting, drawing toys, children love animals. I think this is one useful channel for children and everyone. We look forward to your support. You and your child can watch more videos in Previous video: 1- Coloring Page of Glitter Pretty Dress for Kids to Learn to Color and Paint with Watercolor https://youtu.be/3WbuwkqklDg 2- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/RwtSWjo9XVs 3- Coloring Disney Moana Baby Shell Coloring Pages for Kids using Watercolor Paints BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/C63_L76k4hM 4- Coloring Pj Masks Owlette Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/ZtNkSTbB5Gw 5- Zebra Coloring Page for Children to learn Colors Paint and Hand Color with Watercolor https://youtu.be/nHKR4qNgPWU 6- Coloring Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/doodIYf8BAA 7- Coloring Disney Frozen Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids 8- Coloring PJ Masks Cat Boy Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/Tg5nvWV1IPQ 9- Coloring Page of Valentines Day Hearts Butterfly to Color with Watercolor for Kids to Learn Color https://youtu.be/v3nCC6uM-Zg 10- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/9DeqFpkQLhs Link playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8cBjGllV0tNzh86a7SaaX2eCbeaPq2rC Please ! Subscribe to motivation for us to develop better channels Little Kinder Club Thanks for watching my video! If you LIKE videos - please SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf38Xv18hb-TtBtRcam3nZw

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    Little Kinder Club - Learn to color for kids and color Cinderella Disney Princess coloring pages Welcome to youtube channel "Little Kinder Club" ! Little Kinder Club is a children's channel. From here, your child can learn how to bowl, painting, drawing toys, children love animals. I think this is one useful channel for children and everyone. We look forward to your support. You and your child can watch more videos in Previous video: 1- Coloring Page of Glitter Pretty Dress for Kids to Learn to Color and Paint with Watercolor https://youtu.be/3WbuwkqklDg 2- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/RwtSWjo9XVs 3- Coloring Disney Moana Baby Shell Coloring Pages for Kids using Watercolor Paints BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/C63_L76k4hM 4- Coloring Pj Masks Owlette Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/ZtNkSTbB5Gw 5- Zebra Coloring Page for Children to learn Colors Paint and Hand Color with Watercolor https://youtu.be/nHKR4qNgPWU 6- Coloring Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/doodIYf8BAA 7- Coloring Disney Frozen Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids 8- Coloring for kids, Learn Color and Color Double Cone with Cherry Ice Cream Cooking https://youtu.be/j48_kI0bNyA 9- Coloring Page of Valentines Day Hearts Butterfly to Color with Watercolor for Kids to Learn Color https://youtu.be/v3nCC6uM-Zg 10- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/9DeqFpkQLhs Link playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8cBjGllV0tNzh86a7SaaX2eCbeaPq2rC Please ! Subscribe to motivation for us to develop better channels Little Kinder Club Thanks for watching my video! If you LIKE videos - please SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf38Xv18hb-TtBtRcam3nZw

  • Jerry Gutkowski

    Little Kinder Club - Learn to Color Kids and Color Cute Birthday Cake and Heart Coloring Page Welcome to youtube channel "Little Kinder Club" ! Little Kinder Club is a children's channel. From here, your child can learn how to bowl, painting, drawing toys, children love animals. I think this is one useful channel for children and everyone. We look forward to your support. You and your child can watch more videos in Previous video: 1- Coloring Page of Glitter Pretty Dress for Kids to Learn to Color and Paint with Watercolor https://youtu.be/3WbuwkqklDg 2- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/RwtSWjo9XVs 3- Coloring Disney Moana Baby Shell Coloring Pages for Kids using Watercolor Paints BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/C63_L76k4hM 4- Coloring Pj Masks Owlette Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/ZtNkSTbB5Gw 5- Zebra Coloring Page for Children to learn Colors Paint and Hand Color with Watercolor https://youtu.be/nHKR4qNgPWU 6- Coloring Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/doodIYf8BAA 7- Coloring Disney Frozen Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids 8- Coloring for kids, Learn Color and Color Double Cone with Cherry Ice Cream Cooking https://youtu.be/j48_kI0bNyA 9- Coloring Page of Valentines Day Hearts Butterfly to Color with Watercolor for Kids to Learn Color https://youtu.be/v3nCC6uM-Zg 10- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/9DeqFpkQLhs Link playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8cBjGllV0tNzh86a7SaaX2eCbeaPq2rC Please ! Subscribe to motivation for us to develop better channels Little Kinder Club Thanks for watching my video! If you LIKE videos - please SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf38Xv18hb-TtBtRcam3nZw

  • Frederic O'Kon

    Little Kinder Club - Learn to Color for Kids and Color Happy Cute Cupcake Coloring Page Welcome to youtube channel "Little Kinder Club" ! Little Kinder Club is a children's channel. From here, your child can learn how to bowl, painting, drawing toys, children love animals. I think this is one useful channel for children and everyone. We look forward to your support. You and your child can watch more videos in Previous video: 1- Coloring Page of Glitter Pretty Dress for Kids to Learn to Color and Paint with Watercolor https://youtu.be/3WbuwkqklDg 2- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/RwtSWjo9XVs 3- Coloring Disney Moana Baby Shell Coloring Pages for Kids using Watercolor Paints BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/C63_L76k4hM 4- Coloring Pj Masks Owlette Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/ZtNkSTbB5Gw 5- Zebra Coloring Page for Children to learn Colors Paint and Hand Color with Watercolor https://youtu.be/nHKR4qNgPWU 6- Coloring Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/doodIYf8BAA 7- Coloring Disney Frozen Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids 8- Coloring for kids, Learn Color and Color Double Cone with Cherry Ice Cream Cooking https://youtu.be/j48_kI0bNyA 9- Coloring Page of Valentines Day Hearts Butterfly to Color with Watercolor for Kids to Learn Color https://youtu.be/v3nCC6uM-Zg 10- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/9DeqFpkQLhs Link playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8cBjGllV0tNzh86a7SaaX2eCbeaPq2rC Please ! Subscribe to motivation for us to develop better channels Little Kinder Club Thanks for watching my video! If you LIKE videos - please SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf38Xv18hb-TtBtRcam3nZw

  • Kenyon Thompson

    Good stuff! I'm thinking there is a good chance you are right. One of my first contributions to this particular community was the well received [*Will the Princess Wake the Sleeping Prince?*](https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/3gwsbp/spoilers_all_will_the_princess_wake_the_sleeping/) essay where I theorized that there are hints that Val (+ of course Mel_ will both be involved in Jon's resurrection. I picked up on the all-white coloration with Val (white) and its explicit link to the text to Ghost / weirwood colors (white + red), along with Ghost's friendliness to Mel. Your essay I believe provides a better angle on the "how" both can be involved. Assuming both are magical practitioners, and I think you make a damn good case that Val is part of the moonsinger tradition, perhaps both have parts to play in bringing about Jon's resurrection. We can already tell there is a good probability that Ghost is a key component as well and with his coloration, white-and-red, it strongly suggests that Jon will be rezzed from the efforts of both a white priestess and a red priestess. I'll leave you with some quotes that probably better explain my reaction after reading your essay: >Then Ghost emerged from between two trees, with Val beside him. They look as though they belong together. Val was clad all in white; white woolen breeches tucked into high boots of bleached white leather, white bearskin cloak pinned at the shoulder with a carved weirwood face, white tunic with bone fastenings. Her breath was white as well … but her eyes were blue, her long braid the color of dark honey, her cheeks flushed red from the cold. It had been a long while since Jon Snow had seen a sight so lovely. >And suddenly Ghost was back, stalking softly between two weirwoods. White fur and red eyes, Jon realized, disquieted. Like the trees … >"Ghost." Melisandre made the word a song. >The direwolf padded toward her. Wary, he stalked about her in a circle, sniffing. When she held out her hand he smelled that too, then shoved his nose against her fingers.

  • Theresia Howe

    Wrote it for a prompt. I quite like it but not many get it.... I am on my way to buy a fuchsia colored gown and a cake for the birthday party today . My girl would be 19 today , a fully blossomed woman.She'd sleeping when I reach home . She sleeps a lot . I know that it is not normal for a girl of her age to stay indoors all the time , but she's ill. Doctors had said that there was no treatment to her condition . But I was a Chemistry graduate . I surely could do at least something to keep her with me . I have kept her nice and strong for years with my efforts , but the only thing I can't do is keep her conscious for a long while . She does wake up , though . At odd times , and she talks with me for the whole time . She seems to have lost interest in all her hobbies , and her appetite as well . But whenever I cook , she comes beside me , laying her hand on my shoulder , asking " Daddy , are you making this for me ? " and I'd reply "Yes , my sweet princess , this and everything I do , I do for you ." I have to be home soon , before she wakes up . I'd not want to miss the time when she is awake . While I'd have chosen some darker colored gown for her birthday today , I had to go with fuchsia because she had gotten pale by the day . At times , I do makeup on her , but when she wakes up , she says that the make up makes her feel heavy and chapped. I'd not want to displease my little girl. And that's why I am in a hurry . I already had ordered the cake , but they still made a point to bake my order at the last . I don't really know what their problem is , though at one occasion I heard the owner say to the new guy that I live alone who was taking my order . It was last year I guess . Yes , it was , and my girl wasn't pleased with the side decoration that they had done on that cake . But this year , I had given them a drawing by her that I told them to draw it with that concentrated strawberry syrup on the top . She had drawn this piece of art when she was 15 . Now she doesn't paint at all . She says that her hands ache and her joints don't bend. As I tied my shoelaces , I got a call on my phone . The phone screen said , ' Dr.Masuka ' . I wasn't really good with phones . But my little princess , oh , she was a genius in everything . I picked up the call and he asked me , "Hey brotha , where are you ? All's good?" "Yes doc, everything's fine . I am on my way to buy a fuchsia colored gown and a cake for the birthday party today."

  • Hunter Blanda

    Welcome to youtube channel "Little Kinder Club" ! Little Kinder Club is a children's channel. From here, your child can learn how to bowl, painting, drawing toys, children love animals. I think this is one useful channel for children and everyone. We look forward to your support. You and your child can watch more videos in Previous video: 1- Coloring Page of Glitter Pretty Dress for Kids to Learn to Color and Paint with Watercolor https://youtu.be/3WbuwkqklDg 2- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/RwtSWjo9XVs 3- Coloring Disney Moana Baby Shell Coloring Pages for Kids using Watercolor Paints BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/C63_L76k4hM 4- Coloring Pj Masks Owlette Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/ZtNkSTbB5Gw 5- Zebra Coloring Page for Children to learn Colors Paint and Hand Color with Watercolor https://youtu.be/nHKR4qNgPWU 6- Coloring Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Coloring Pages for Kids to Learn to Color BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/doodIYf8BAA 7- Coloring Disney Frozen Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids 8- Coloring PJ Masks Cat Boy Coloring Pages and Learning Colors and Coloring for Kids BirthdayCandyLand https://youtu.be/Tg5nvWV1IPQ 9- Coloring Page of Valentines Day Hearts Butterfly to Color with Watercolor for Kids to Learn Color https://youtu.be/v3nCC6uM-Zg 10- Tiger Coloring Page Cute Animals to color with Watercolors and Glitter Paint for Kids to Learn https://youtu.be/9DeqFpkQLhs Link playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8cBjGllV0tNzh86a7SaaX2eCbeaPq2rC Please ! Subscribe to motivation for us to develop better channels Little Kinder Club Thanks for watching my video! If you LIKE videos - please SUBSCRIBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf38Xv18hb-TtBtRcam3nZw

  • Maud McClure

    It's a great game, far better than other games of the time. But as a Zelda game, it's far from my favorite. May just be my least favorite. The controls were a huge problem for me. No matter how I sat (or stood), whether I made arm sweeps or wrist flicks, it always went out of sync, often swinging vertically when I swung horizontally! I didn't like having to flick to block either, I can understand flicking to deflect, but why couldn't I just block by Z targeting like every other Zelda game! The real problem I had with it though was it's extreme linearity, not of the story but the level design. This problem cropped up in Twilight Princess, but was exacerbated in Skyward Sword. The whole game felt like 1 giant dungeon, where you had to solve each corridor on the way to the next. Compare to Ocarina of Time, which had just as linear of a story, but as soon as you exit the woods you're greeted with a whole field to explore. And no, the sky doesn't compare, it got super boring super fast. I found myself wishing the bird statues would just let you fast travel. Lastly there's the pacing of the game. I always felt like I was being tugged along from one corridor to the next. Obviously the game would let you waste time, even sleeping whole days away in Skyloft, but I felt like I was betraying the urgency of the plot. Going back to Ocarina, there was no immediate urgency to the main plot. I felt encouraged to explore, burning through game days without guilt. Compared to most games, these problems are knitpicks. Any decent gamer can manage with poor controls. The game feeling like one big dungeon isn't so bad considering dungeons are the highlights of the series (and don't get me wrong, the dungeons in this game are superb). Feeling guilty about betraying the pace of the story means I was invested in the story, even if it never had rests where it felt appropriate to explore. All in all, the problems don't prevent it from being a great game. They do mean that, at least in my opinion (and many others apparently), it just doesn't compare as well to the other Zelda games.

  • Vern Abernathy

    How is it hard to argue with that logic? There is no logic in that. Point is you shouldn't be paying her share of the rent regardless. Who the fuck would even say that to anyone, never mind a "friend". I had a similar situation with a roommate years ago. She was incredibly spoiled and basically was used to having everything done for her. Complete princess complex. We had been living togwther for 6 months already. One day she tells me she wants her bf of like 3 weeks to move into our 2 bedroom apartment so we could all save money. She presented this option to me so that if we share rent three ways it's cheaper for all of us. Oh and btw, he wasn't on the lease either, he was just giving his rent to her. I was rarely home anyway because of work and the time I did spend at home was mostly in my room. 90% of the furnishings were hers so I was content with living in my own quarters. Anyways, after a month of him living there she decides that suddenly it's not fair for them to pay more than me because there's two of them sleeping in one bedroom. So according to her, I should still be paying 50% of the rent like I did before HE moved into OUR apartment and they get to split the remaining 50% of the rent between the two of them. Soooo... by him moving in what she really meant was them saving money and trying to take advantage of me. I immediately said fuck that! (I actually handled it a lot nicer than that imo) but she put up a fight and I stood my ground and took myself off the lease and moved out. Basically my point is that it is time to put your foot down. Don't let anyone treat you like that. Maybe she doesn't realize how she is or maybe she does but it's not your responsibility to adult for her. Tell her she needs to move.

  • Walker Zboncak

    Does that change that Todd would be on the streets without him? He's not doing it out of the goodness of his heart, but that doesn't mean he's not doing it at all. Diane screwed him over. She became close with him and they became friends. She led him on saying that he was going to love the book, and instead blindsided him with the bleak and pathetic portrayal of his life. From an author's perspective, she more than did what she needed to do. From a friend's perspective, she was really scummy by blindsiding him like that. And Diane's career is floundering, even with her writing the book and being a consultant for the movie. She ends up being a coffee girl, and lacks purpose and marketable skills, leading to her depression. If she didn't have BoJack's successful novel/movie, she probably would have suffered her depression state even earlier. He's responsible for a large part of her career. I'm not going to excuse the Penny thing, it's horrible, but it's not the end all be all of crimes, and it doesn't make him irredeemable since he never actually did anything. It's one thing I didn't like about the third season. I'm supposed to accept that a room full of addicts are shocked at someone almost sleeping with a 17 year old? I mean, okay I get it was horrible but c'mon. If you're going to blame BoJack for taking advantage of Princess Caroline's need for approval, you have to blame Todd for taking advantage of BoJack's intense fear of loneliness. It's only fair. They both clearly have a symbiotic relationship with each other, as is expressed in the episode where he fires her (which he was obviously justified in doing)

  • Corbin Kuhlman

    Random thoughts in no order: - The roundtable shot of antagonists has continued. We got the same type of shot in Dressrosa, when the Marines called the Schichibukai, Alabasta, and now Whole Cake Island. It's a good way to show everyone but like the princess who needs to be saved trope, I think it's kinda getting stale. Granted the actual panels happen a few years in between each other but I think it's getting a little bit old. - Great to see Sanji rock Bobbin like that, hope he and Luffy meet up by the end of the month with their joint resolution happening in the early part of march and get the wedding done by April. - Not sure how Brook is gonna escape but my money's on him playing music at the wedding right and totally "changes tune" when the Straw Hats roll in. - A lot of people are complaining about Jinbei not playing Big Mom's death roulette but I actually like it. No need to take a character's limb in back to back arcs and putting a death timer on him significantly hinders any potential character growth. - Sun pirates guarding the Sunny and going to help with the escape - No Bege, he'll definitely have to be a wedding attendant, would be nice to get a one or two panel shot before he really comes back into the story - No marine/government presence in this arc so far. This is interesting because it shows the strength of a Yonkou's influence over their "zones" but I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the arc, they made big moves elsewhere. The fandom has been sleeping on Akainu in the New World IMO, he's not scared of anyone, and definitely is astute enough to make big moves. Especially given the resources he commands.

  • Mylene Sawayn

    Everyone is dead. Somehow I didn't think they would be, maybe as a result of some leftover hope that I could be a Disney princess. That hasn't happened, because while I slept for over 200 years the world outside moved on. Now my friends are all long gone, and I'm left to wonder why nobody ever woke me up. I thought maybe it was a dream at first, but I've tried every trick I know to wake yourself up from a lucid dream. No matter what I do or say, I'm stuck here 200 years after my last memory. I can remember hitting the soft sheets and breathing in the smell of my favorite fabric softener. Now they lay on the old mattress smelling of nothing except decay and dust. My room is in shambles and the house surrounding it tells a story of a life I never got to live. In my living room, I find missing person documents for myself, with my picture emblazoned across the front page of local newspapers. They don't have those anymore and people don't seem to go missing either. That's not what makes me want to scream the most though, I was sleeping right there - why didn't they just open the door? The door to the outside world feels like an enemy that I'm fighting with, never quite able to get past it. I want nothing more than to leave but what was once a home has morphed into a prison. I'm trapped here out of fear, learning to hate my home while feeling terribly isolated from my family even as I'm surrounded by pictures of them. I go back to sleep, trying to escape this nightmarish reality. Somehow, I succeed and I wake up in my bed in the time that I had left. Only even though I know what's on the other side, I still can't get past the front door.

  • Antonetta Mraz

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  • Elmore Hessel

    Moana. No one I know has seen or talked about it, but it has a critics and audience rotten tomatoes score in the 90s. Moana was one of the worst Disney Princess movies, beating out Sleeping Beauty, (Pocahontas, I guess), and Brave, only barely. The animation was beautiful, but the character design made them look like toys rather than cartoon people. Moana's character was pretty run of the mill, she was sorta just a Polynesian Anna, who was also boring. Her trite personality would've been fine if it was padded by interesting storytelling and catchy songs, like many of the Disney Princesses of antiquity. The plot seemed contrived, like the screenwriter was making things up as they went. There was a massive plot hole, that I won't mention in case someone hasn't seen it. Except for one song that was decent, the music was friccin awful. Hell, even Pocahontas had better music than Moana. Overall, I'm glad I didn't pay money to see that massive disappointment. Perhaps Disney should stick to adapting fairytales, legends, and books instead of creating original stories, seeing as it may be too difficult for them. I can't wait for next year when Moana's mediocrity has faded from my mind and I can naively await the next lovely piece of shit Disney will leave in the dirty toilet that is Hollywood animation.

  • Brad Gislason

    I'll give this another go - it was fun talking to people last time. I'm lucky-snail-stalk. I was born in 1985 and I'm still not dead. I work in a supermarket putting stock out as my brain doesn't work very well. *I like to read. My favourite books are Watership Down, We Have Always Lived In The Castle, Three Men In A Boat and The Handmaid's Tale. * I like films. I recently saw Arrival, and the aliens terrified me but I loved the premise. Otherwise my favourite films are Brazil, Delicatessen, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Naussicaa, The Lobster, Princess Mononoke. I like beautiful and strange and sad films. I'll take any recommendations you have! I also adore old films like The Apartment, Harvery, Marty and Brief Encounter. * I like dead stuff in jars. I know that's not especially wholesome. (I recommend The Spirit Tour in The Natural History Museum, Museum Vrolik Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, and the Hunterian Museum in London if you also like that sort of thing.) I also like museums generally. * I have two cats, one black and one white. They're cuddled up like a little yin-yang right now. *I'm learning how to swim. I adore the sea, and hope one day to float on it in a boat somehow. * I live for nice dresses, secondhand bookshops, steam trains, castles, rainy days, real letters, sleeping all day, trips to the cinema, beautiful video games and black liquorice. *Music-wise, I'm listening to a lot of The Tumbled Sea and Vashti Bunyan right now. I've been a smiths fan for years, and I like tweepop.

  • Loma Pouros

    Okay this is flat out creepy and I shit my pants remembering, but here we go. I was at my late grandma's house at her village (we are from Eastern Europe). Now this village has legends about ancient princess burried with her treasure, with some evidence about finding the tomb, but a curse had sealed it. Also, several UFO's and a strange purple cone have been witnessed, as well as wolves, while the nearest mountain is miles away. Anyway, I was in my bed, with my parents in the same room. Just before falling asleep, I hear this sound outside. So the house has a 50-60 metre (about 100 yards for Americans) walkway to the main street, and I hear it as if its in the street - the sound is like a hover craft, not too loud, but like a giant fan beneath a vehicle. This thing then, I shit you not, lifted from the air and started circling above the house. I, shitting my pants, lie in my bed terrified, my parents comfortably sleeping, and this thing flying around. After making several circles, it disappears, with a fucking bright flash outside - as if in a thunderstorm, but there totally WASN'T a storm. After that all neighbourhood dogs start barking and going batshit crazy. I lay there frozen, some time passed, and the thing showed up again, did the same thing, and then faded away without the flash. Needless to say I didn't have much sleep that night

  • Royce Quitzon

    I'd just change The Little Mermaid to be its original tale. The mermaid drinks a potion that gives her legs, but drinking it makes it feel like she's been stabbed with a sword at first and every step she takes with her new legs feels like she's stepping on knives. Enchanted by her beauty, the prince takes her in and, though she can't speak, she can (and does) dance, in spite of the excruciating pain she suffers from doing so. The mermaid has to get the prince to fall in love with her and marry her, or she will dissolve into sea foam the day after the prince marries someone else. Though the prince takes her on as his favorite companion, he has to marry a princess to strengthen relations with another kingdom; also turns out the princess was a priestess who saved him once and that made him fall for her. The prince and princess get married. The little mermaid has a chance to get her mermaid appearance back again if she kills the prince and lets his blood drip on her legs. Though she gets to the point of standing over his sleeping body with a knife (which her mermaid sisters sacrificed their beautiful hair to the Sea Witch for), she cannot bring herself to kill him and throws herself off the ship they're on just as dawn breaks; she turns to sea foam. Her spirit then has to do good deeds for 300 years before being allowed into the Kingdom of God.

  • Katlyn Padberg

    Surely you aren't trying to imply that most major Disney films were taken from source material Disney didn't create like: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, from Brothers Grimm, Pinocchio from Carlo Collodi, Three Musketeers from Alexander Dumas, Bambi from Felix Salten, Mr. Toad from Kenneth Grahame and Washington Irving, Cinderella from Charles Perrault, Treasure Island from Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice and Wonderland from Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan from J. M. Barrie, 20,000 Leagues from Jules Verne, Mary Poppins from P. L. Travers, Jungle Book from Rudyard Kipling, Winnie the Pooh from A. A. Milne, Fox and the Hound from Daniel P. Mannix, Oliver & Company from Charles Dickens, The Little Mermaid and Frozen from Hans Christian Anderson, The Rescuers from Margery Sharp, Beauty and the Beast from Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Aladdin from Arabian Nights, The Lion King from Shakespeare, Hunchback of Notre Dame from Victor Hugo. Disney is the pinnacle of original ideas, as referenced by their remaking of pretty much every golden age Disney movie to be live action, and how incredibly immoral of you to imply that they shouldn't have exclusive rights to these things they didn't make.

  • Annabel Gleichner

    My list! * Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Pack - I need more wash off packs in my life, and this one has great reviews and smells fruity * Whamisa Flower Deep Rich Essence Toner - I've heard good things about this product, and though I love my HadaLabo would like to try more toners out * Mizon AHA/BHA Toner - Well this is a fan favourite I haven't tried out yet. And I want to see what all the love is for * Whamisa Hydrogels - I just love these, but they're so pricey I have to really justify it to myself if I buy these * The Face Shop Disney Princess Sheetmasks - I'll admit I'm a big Disney fan so want these for the packaging mostly * Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask - I need a new sleeping pack in my life, and this has had the best reviews that I can find. Plus pretty packaging * Blossom Jeju Camellia Oil - The scent apparently is amazing and this is very hydrating. I also only have one oil in my collection. * Su:m 37 Secret Programming Eye Cream - Well you can never be too early to start thinking about the eyes right? My Korean friend was shocked I didn't have an eye cream in my routine, and this came up as a popular one for hydrating and fine lines * SKII First Treatment Essence - I also don't have an FTE in my routine. This seems to be the Daddy of all Daddies when it comes to FTEs. Well at least the cost can attest to that XD

  • Brenda McDermott

    Short answer... live your life unedited but, never go into details about physical intimacy with family, bring home Mr. Right, when you know he'll be a gentleman in front of your family. What I'm trying to say is, if you don't settle, and instead hold out for Mr. Wonderful, over time, your family will come to appreciate him as a person and look forward to seeing him. Once they come to genuinely like him, they will not be thinking about gay sex, they'll be thinking about their lovely son-in-law whom they adore / appreciate, and enjoy engaging in conversation. My family and I are tight. When they met my boyfriend, they fell for him. He's intelligent, handsome and we'll mannered. **They probably like him more than myself.** Everyone came to our wedding and our mom's walked us down the aisle. I imagine, when a father meets his daughter's boyfriend, he may be thinking... this is the guy who's sleeping with my princess but, over time they come to see him as a son, etc. and not as the guy who's sleeping with my princess . This seems to be how life works. Don't just look for a guy to please your parents; look for a guy who is a good match for you, and secondarily, who also will fit in with your life and family. For me, this is one and the same but, I mention them separately just to make a point.

  • Sibyl Okuneva

    Does that change that Todd would be on the streets without him? He's not doing it out of the goodness of his heart, but that doesn't mean he's not doing it at all. Diane screwed him over. She became close with him and they became friends. She led him on saying that he was going to love the book, and instead blindsided him with the bleak and pathetic portrayal of his life. From an author's perspective, she more than did what she needed to do. From a friend's perspective, she was really scummy by blindsiding him like that. I'm not going to excuse the Penny thing, it's horrible, but it's not the end all be all of crimes, and it doesn't make him irredeemable since he never actually did anything. It's one thing I didn't like about the third season. I'm supposed to accept that a room full of addicts are *shocked* at someone *almost* sleeping with a 17 year old? I mean, okay I get it was horrible but c'mon. If you're going to blame BoJack for taking advantage of Princess Caroline's need for approval, you have to blame Todd for taking advantage of BoJack's intense fear of loneliness. They both clearly have a symbiotic relationship with each other, as is expressed in the episode where he fires her (which he was obviously justified in doing)

  • Arvilla Lueilwitz

    > I don't think Judith is too much of a leap Quick to-go for those who don't watch Vikings/don't remember: 1. She screwed a priest (a former priest that was kidnapped by the Vikings, turned Viking, then later returned to priestdom and screwed her, THE PRINCE'S WIFE) 2. She gets her ear cut off for it. 3. Everyone (everyone) in the realm (the whole realm) knows (oh, just *knows*) the Prince's kid is not his. 4. The King, after taking her ear off and then pardoning her (for... reasons), then starts sleeping with her, after she proposes a "relationship between equals" to him. 5. So, we are now with a Prince being cuckolded by a priest-former-priest-then-priest-again AND his father the King, all the while raising the aforementioned priest's kid as his own. Oh, and the King sends him walking from England to Rome so he can fuck his wife in peace. Yeah, none of that is "ok". I don't care if the Pope is having sunday bachannals after Mass, if he catches wind of a relationship like this he'd go full DEUS VULT on these guys. And don't even get me started on the nymphomaniac catholic princess of the 11th century.

  • Jay Feil

    Here is what Ikuhara’s episode commentary from the DVD Box Set has for us today. My source for the digital copy of these ran out, so I’m typing them from the book. Please ignore any typo’s as my incompetence. > EPISODE 34 - “The Rose Crest” > Has the prince become a mechanism to allow princesses to exist? > Or is the existence of his princess the only thing holding up the sleeping prince’s noble heart? > The “Rose Bride” is born. > I’ve prepared three points of view. > The prince as a victim: *Akio is what the ruined prince has come to in the end*, the “End of the World.” The prince’s tragedy. > The Rose Bride is born: she saves the prince and in exchange for keeping him all to herself, she becomes the “witch” and that is the tragedy. > Ream after ream of faxes come in to the prince’s mountain hideaway. I wonder if these sort of expressions feel a little dated. Would it be text message after text message now? Or flames after flames on the internet? Oh but I guess you can just block texts from people if you don’t want them. No, no, a prince mustn’t do something like that. It must be rough being a prince in any age.

  • Raven Prohaska

    Personally, I think Jesse didn't have much interaction with women beyond sleeping with them. He seems completely clueless about how to comport himself in a relationship, even with Nick showing him the way. He and his friends together definitely gave me that frat boy mentality of "let's go bag some chicks tonight". With the twins and Cheryl, I'm not sure I'd classify their initial comments to her as rude. Maybe that's just because I thought it was funny, but I also thought Cheryl not taking it well was kind of childish. I mean, Fiona (the Shrek Princess) as a human was renowned for her looks, and as a ogre was a strong independent woman. Other than being green and chubby, there was nothing wrong the ogre Fiona. However, your notion of them usually being the most attractive women in the room, especially as twins, has gotten me thinking because you are probably right. I do have to wonder if Sharon had not been arguing with Nick about strip clubs if she'd have been a little nicer to Cheryl? Finally, welcome to the sub! Hope you like it here :)

  • Donnell Raynor

    similar tastes, heres some personal favorites: **from: sleeping beauty xxx - anikka and stormy (innocent princess turned evil)** https://xhamster.com/movies/3285285/beauty_parody_-_anikka_and_stormy_daniels.html **from: Mind control theatre "Dr Laurel" (therapist hypno)** 1- http://yourporn.sexy/post/573df9ba78e1c.html?sk=dr-laurel&so=0 2- http://yourporn.sexy/post/573df858a3c31.html?sk=dr-laurel&so=0 **super heroine turned - random clips (heros turned evil by mind control gem/gas)** 1- http://spankbang.com/4elw/video/superheroine 2- http://spankbang.com/11lzg/video/superheroine+transformations 3- http://spankbang.com/mlxs/video/superheroine+gagged if taken down let me know, i got you just a few i like, im really into the "giving in" style and less of the robotic/remote control/spinning youtube stuff :)

  • Alberto Wilderman

    I always slept in my nana's bed when I stayed over as a little girl. However, she didn't 'cuddle' me, I just hated sleeping anywhere else in the house I was convinced it was haunted! As soon as I hit around 7-8 I didn't sleep in her bed anymore, and that was it really. We did have awesome cuddle time when I was little, on the sofa because I remember telling her she was really soft and smelt like baby powder and roses. We'd have a little nap there. But then she looked after me a LOT and was in her forties when I was born. My mum didn't really 'cuddle' with me. So I liked hugging my nana. With the sleepovers, she got a break from my grandfather snoring like a mother fucker and I got to sleep in a huuuuuge princess bed with a canopy and my nana reading me stories. She kept to her side and I was on mine. My other grandmother however... I had my own room at her house.. But she still used to creep in and sit an inch away from my face to watch me sleep. I used to pretend to be asleep so she would go away. Some people just want to look after you, and some... Are fucking weird.

  • Mariah Beer

    [I googled this](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/the-real-story-behind-eve_n_4239730.html) (warning: HuffPo) > *In Giambattista Basile’s tale (which is the actual origin of the Sleeping Beauty story), a king happens to walk by Sleeping Beauty’s castle and knock on the door. When no one answers, he climbs up a ladder through a window. He finds the princess, and calls to her, but as she is unconscious, she does not wake up. Well, dear reader, he carries her to the bed and rapes her. Then he just leaves. She awakens after she gives birth because one of her twins sucks the flax (from the spindle) out of her finger.* People need to realize that morals were "different" in the past. If we don't like the original fairytales we should make our own instead of rewriting them. They're an important source into the mindset back then and could be a great tool to teach children how we have evolved through time.

  • Anya Kunze

    OUAT had sooo many scenes that queerbait. But especially one of the recent ones... Remember Sleeping Beauty? Or Snow White? How they have an iconic song when the Princess met the Prince? So some major shit happened and Regina got sent to an alternate universe fairytale world, where the Evil Queen had died and Emma grew up as a Princess. Regina arrived in the world and she was dressed in a military jacket, looking like a proper Fairytale Prince. She was walking in the forest, when she heard a voice singing either Sleeping Beauty or Snow White's song. So she followed the voice through the forest, and lo and behold, there was Emma wearing a Princess dress. In the episode too, Henry threw a sword towards Regina, who was standing there with her body ready to die. Emma 'woke up' and was able to stop that sword. Then there was a scene too where they held hands, and was about to jump into a portal, to go "home".

  • Loy Weimann

    As /u/ForgeoftheGods says, it was probably just a fairly common name in the royal family, in honor of the first Zelda. Kinda like a lot of kings were named Richard or Edward in England. And there's a lot of time usually that passes between each game, so there may be non-Zelda named princesses in other eras that we haven't explored, but the series is The Legend of Zelda, not The Legend of Hyrule, so we get the games and eras when there's a Princess Zelda. The events preceding Zelda 2 just wrote it into law for the first time. There's a theory that the sleeping Zelda in 2 is Zelda from ALttP, that she was cursed to eternal sleep at some point after the events of Link's Awakening, and before A Link Between Worlds. Dunno if there's any weight to it, since we never saw / heard of a prince of Hyrule in ALttP, but that is one of the only times (that we know of) where the Triforce was complete and in possession of the royal family.

  • Evalyn Bergstrom

    Hm, I never really thought of that, I do See myself kind of like a princess (obvious cuz of the name) and I also chose my name to be Alice, mostly cuz of Alice in Wonderland which is important to me, even though I don't remember ever reading or watching it. But it reminded me of how it is to "travel" to headspace (inner world). Even though I did not know that was what I was doing back then... Some Disney movies did creep me out, I don't know why. I don't remember watching much other than the lion king but I think we watched a lot of them. There are small pieces of memory about watching the one with the thorn thingies and the dragon and the sleeping girl in that castle or what it was. I do remember being read old german tales as a chid, but I can't remember which ones where tales and which ones were movies :/ About RA, I don't really know if anything like that happened to us, I don't want to know. Another alter of us might know

  • Mellie Bruen

    The reason for me following this is because I have a lot of self-respect for myself which is the reason for it and I would like to know where am I labeling every woman as this? I have a certain set of standards and so the next man or woman. If a woman I am dating doesn't respect it then I go on to the next one I won't bend the rules for a certain demographic of women because I lose the possibility of ever sleeping or being with them (There's million's of women out there I've already been with a couple who didn't mind my set of rules) I'm sorry that your past experiences made you feel like you were being second guessed but personally I always make it clear from the get-go that I am interested once I see the chemistry and I always try to cover all the basis to avoid that type of situation ...but basically to answer you on the princess mind set is basically another word for "high horse" but mainly used for women.

  • Ed Bode

    I second Ella Enchanted or anything by Gail Carson Levine. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale is quite good. It is a take on the goose girl fairy tale about a princess who is disguised as a goose herder for many years. In this version she basically learns what real life is like and becomes awesome. Anything by Robin McKinley, particularly The Blue Sword or, my personal favorite, Spindle's End. Spindles End is an alternate telling of Sleeping Beauty where the princess grows up not knowing she's a princess and where many of her "gifts" (beautiful hair, perfect embroidery, etc...) go awry or no longer apply. She assists a blacksmith and works as a vet instead. The language is beautiful and Rosie is a spitfire. (She is also raised by two women and then finds a female BFF, all of whom are quite different. So there are tons of cool ladies for inspiration in here)

  • Ashley Beahan

    I would like: - Ninja theme skin for Cabrakan - Mystique-esque skin for Morrígan (or Final Fantasy Blue Mage) - Wedding Dress Nemesis - Xena Bellona skin (or any really good Bellona skin) - Stage Magician Nu Wa - Superhero team skins (Athena, Poseidon, Ravana, Apollo) - Child's Play/stuffed animal Arachne - Princess Mono-knock off Awilix (pls Hi-Rez) - Tyr Hawk Pro Skater - Kawaii Loki - Ragnarok Force X Terra - Pop Princess/Heavy Metal Hel - Cowgirl Izanamai (she throws her revolvers) - Pajama Party Medusa (in a sleeping bag) And I want an Odin skin that's just a hand, like a human hand (like Thing) walking around on two giant fingers, "holding" a stick or a pencil or something. His ult would be a cage of wriggling fingers, and his shield + jump Bird Bomb combo would just have him turn into a giant fist and punch the ground.

  • Antonietta Bernhard

    The princess archetype is typically passive and does very little. Think sleeping beauty and Snow White: they are literally unconscious for most of the tale. Story princesses typically don't wield any real power. The princess archetype is often just a pretty reward for the hero's good deeds. In real life, some queens had a lot of power: I didn't claim that zero women have ever held any form of power. And true, queens were not generally viewed as evil in their own countries-- there are exceptions to the "women in power are bad" idea. That's why I used words like "in general" rather than "always". And remember, in most cases, the queen was supposed to be under the authority of the king-- her unusual power was supposed to be reined in by a more powerful man also.

  • Nolan Nikolaus

    I get what you mean. It would have been great if we had just a few more scenes of Moana on the island. More illustrations of her characteristics, see her talking to a friend instead of just her gramma Tala in a couple of scenes... I love her character a lot but it doesn't feel as "finished" like Anna or Elsa, like you said. You call her a Disney princess, and although she shouldn't be called a Disney princess, I find her way more kick ass than most Disney princesses. Let's say Tiana, or Elsa, are super cool, brave princesses with enough depth. When I think of a Disney princess however, my thoughts go to the older, classic princesses like Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and in my opinion, they are kind of flat as well. Compared to them, Moana has way more depth. What do you think?

  • Linnea Gleason

    If you're taking your child with you and want them to walk around I recommend character dining. Akershus in Norway at Epcot does a princess parade around the restaurant where all the kids are invited to walk around with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc and wave. My wife and I tear up when we see it because it's so cute really. At 1900 Park Fare the Mad Hatter was hilarious and loud like you expect. He would run around and take the kids with him around the restaurant. Not every character will do this all the time but you can always make request and they will try to accommodate. If you want that flexibility and more interaction character dining is better in my opinion. At the spots in the park they can't really run around and what not.

  • Perry Watsica

    Also, the 2011 Winnie the Pooh is better than the '70s one. There are plenty of duds in the Disney canon worth remaking. There are A-list ones like Pinocchio, Bambi, Hercules, Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Snow White, and then there are the duds like Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Tarzan (Jesus, kill me with Phil Collins, why don't you?), Cinderella, etc. I actually don't like Lion King that much, but I guess I'm the only one. Plus, they have to get serious about some of the properties they own that they haven't mined. The Love Bug needs to be made properly. Get Jerry Bruckheimer to work on it. Cast Casey Affleck, Morena Baccarin and Ricky Gervais in the Buddy Hackett role. That '97 version was unacceptable.

  • Bradford Muller

    I think it's funny how like Nature spirits (Pocahontas) Dead ancestors sending a familiar to help their descendant (Mulan) Voodoo (Princess and the Frog or w/e it's called) Enchantments (Beauty and the Beast, Brave) Djinn+Genies+a thief being the good guy (Aladdin, Robin Hood for the last point) Fairies+Magic (Cinderella and... Sleeping Beauty?) Poseidon+Mermaids+Magic (Little Mermaid) Gargoyles+Gypsies being better than the priesthood (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and so many more are completely okay. But someone being gay for Gaston? OH NOOOOOOOOOOO! To be fair-ish, Pocahontas and Hunchback were no-nos in our house. Butuhh... Harry Potter was okay. :s

  • Mose Schuppe

    Some idea: Set of Disney princess shoes - plastic shoes with heals where one pair had the image of Cinderella, sleeping beauty, etc. my daughter loved these but I also let her where them whenever she wanted, not sure if your niece with be allowed. Your idea of a backpack is great - maybe get her name embroidered on it. Princess costume - any will do. Fairy wings - my daughter has several pairs. These have elastic bands so they can wear them. Anything for her hair. Makeup if parents allow it. If they do, a set of cute makeup brushes are always fun. A huge playdo set with the playdo tools and several little cans of playdo. She might have something like this but it's probably all mixed up or dried out.

  • Jalen Adams

    Maleficent movie had a terrible ending though. They wrote it like a tragedy, but the tragic charavter not just survives, but also gets all of their shit back and ends the tale completely differently, creating a completely differnt ending that couldn't co-exist with the previews tale. Maleficent should have died. The people should have heard that a witch did it and started coming up with bullshit as to how she was the black dragon. And the missing sleeping princess no one could find would later be surrounded with mysticism, and people would start explaining that she slept 100 years before she was saved, just so historical elements of the story would be ignored became now more of a fairy tale.

  • Kendra Lueilwitz

    I have two, the first I doubt I'll ever find cause I don't remember anything about it, it's a song, maybe along the alternative/ rock lines and there's a line that's about burning down a kitchen or something, the singer watches something and a kitchen is involved is all I know The second is another song more along the lines of spoken word where a dude takes a preschool hostage and then sings a song about fractured fairytales, Snow White was doing cocaine, one princess was sleeping with another's prince while hers blew all there money on horse racing. At the end there's like a bit where the cops have him surrounded and a gun goes off

  • Isadore Herman

    Thanks for the compliment! Just a thought on princesses and feminists. I'm going to fan the flames by posting my favorite feminist Germain Greer on archetypal sleeping princess Diana of Wales: Feminist Germaine Greer has caused outrage in Australia for calling the late Princess of Wales, "slow", "devious" and "disturbingly neurotic": www.standard.co.uk/news/diana-was-devious-slow-and-disturbingly-neurotic-mocks-germaine-greer-7238177.html%3Famp?client=safari Also I like how laconic = Lacanic Maybe we could refer to what's happening in this sub as the Lacanomy?

  • Bettie Osinski

    I feel like this is a somewhat common controversial opinion, but I wish SOME portion of Disney animation was still devoted to hand drawn 2D movies, like they were known for until the 2000s. I appreciate and am in awe of the technological capabilities we have now and I don't even particularly mind the fact that they are on a retelling/redoing kick. I just wish I could get another Lady and the Tramp or Sleeping Beauty or Peter Pan or even The Princess and the Frog. I relish in traditional animation, and I wish there was more of a balance there.

  • Jeanette Gaylord

    Nice job OP. I think you're right Fela is nobility. I'm not sure about royalty but let's not forget she can be married to a prince to become a princess. How far down the peerage is sim? Lastly, Rescuing Ariel from sleeping barrow kings.... Fela did dream about a sleeping Barrow king behind the four plate door. Fela knows the name of stone. Perhaps she will have a hand in opening the door necessitating the rescue. Personally I still think the princess Ariel is auri. But I like your idea a lot. It's something no one else on this sub has though of. Kudos.

  • Enoch Yost

    That's funny, my uncle had a Shepard-wolf mix, usually it stayed outside. I was visiting as a little kid and sleeping on the porch, it was raining so I agreed the dog-wolf could sleep in the porch with me. Had to fall asleep with that giant (I mean giant) face staring at mine from like a foot away. It was a little scary, but not really. Sounds like the same behavior... She was a sweetheart named princess and would sit all 200 lbs of her muscular self on your foot so you couldn't walk away and would have to keep petting her.

  • Demarcus Fahey

    I already got SoB on her. I feel like I'm whining too much ever since the utility nerf happened and that I'm not trying hard enough for Ravian to be at her full potential. I recently got my first legend from the dimension shop (that being Baltheon) and I hypermaxed him so it's a bit hard to invest in a new player rn :(. I really hope for Ravian to get reworked on but there are many other players out there that need a buff even more. This scares me a bit because it could mean that our ice princess will be sleeping for a looooong time.

  • Shea Schaden

    I'm so aware of all of my bedding, it made it so hard for me to sleep for much of my life. Sheets need to be washed every other day, at least, so they are wrinkle free. Everything must be cotton. I can only use one of those weirdly sjaped tempreputic pillows. I always feel like the princess and the pea. There can be one crumb or hair on my bed and I'm up all night tossing and turning like I'm trying to sleep on rocks. Do you get any neck pain from sleeping on a flat surface? Have you tried the weirdly shaped temperpudic pillows?

  • Dan Collins

    I LOVE the scent of the Etude House Collagen Cream! I'm not sure what the scent is called, but I refer to it as the "princess smell". I've been using it as a very economical sleeping pack of sorts, but it doesn't really do much beyond that. *clenches fist* But gosh darn, I love that relaxing princess smell. I also love the Naruko sheet masks (I like the magnolia and also the rose!) are really light and smell natural. As for dislike, the scinic honey ampoule is veryyyyy strong. ;n;

  • Orville Durgan

    I don't blame you. I would like it to be a new Link as well. However if he is a previous Link I feel that most of the other stories are finished. The original game Link always felt incomplete to me. Probably from how AoL ended by waking the sleeping princess, but Ganon's forces were still out for Link's blood to resurrect Ganon. Somehow the game just never felt finished. TP Link is the only other Link that I've felt had more stories to live through.

  • Amy Pagac

    A friend of mine once gave me a copy of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice. If you've never read it, this book makes 50 Shades of Grey look like high school love fiction. TL;DR for the book. Beauty gets woken up by her prince, then carried away bound and over his shoulder to live out several years of her life as a sex slave in his kingdom. So whenever a girl tells me she's a Princess and deserves to be treated as such, my first words are "I'm guessing you don't read Anne Rice."

  • Gerald Kemmer

    I genuinely can't function without 8 hours of continuous sleep every day. I'm a very heavy sleeper, so afternoon naps are out of the question for me. I've always done much better when I'm well rested. Cramming in those four bitshift tricks 4 hours before the interview is a terrible idea. And if you have trouble sleeping, do some physical excercise on the day before the interview - you'll sleep like a princess.

  • Efrain Boehm

    you'll want a delay for hino, but apart from that you don't really *need* anything. a burst (jewel princess, durga if you don't have one) and bind clear on rozuel (red riding hood would probably be the best, sleeping beauty if you don't have her) definitely can't hurt to have. so something like ronove (delay) / kaede (burst) / ragdra / dkali (shield) / rozuel (bind clear) / ronove should work fine

  • Eloisa Windler

    Cause they can use the costumes as they wish, like if I made some odd ball kinky gear from licensed Disney/Marvel fabric, the company can't sue me. But I can't make a Disney Princess recreation dress and claim is is a Disney Princess dress. I can call say Sleeping Beauty Dress *inspired* by Disney. The take down part IDK but these freaky videos are cash cows, the one you linked to has over 6 MILLION views.

  • Hortense Abernathy

    Oh yes, mine is [currently](https://imgur.com/gallery/ol6Jg) sleeping with her head on a pillow like the princess she is. [Sometimes](https://imgur.com/gallery/30TaA) will sleep with her paws crossed. When she was a puppy I'd find her in the craziest positions, her head wrapped in a blanket, on her back with a paw in the air. She snoozes like a human.

  • Barton Nienow

    I am in the early game yet(I have not completed any dungeon only a lot of sidequest, some memories and visited hyrule castle to get strong weapons) and i have like 3 sleeping princess(the blue little flowers in the tittle of the game) i know that i can [spoiler start] upgrade the champion tunic [spoiler end] but i have not done it. what do you recommend me? with no spoiler pleaseeeeeee

  • Alessia Miller

    well, my ex, that idiot... anyway, my fave thing is when i'd be laying there like a princess in the middle of bed, sleeping beauty waiting for a kiss style, and my ex-boo would lay on his side, one hand playing with my hair, and the other wrapped around my waist, and he go in for kisses... i truly felt adored whenever he did that... but he can eat shit and die now, damn asshole, ha!

  • Carmela O'Hara

    Yesterday my TCFS Pumpkin Sleeping Pack came in, so I that night I had to try it. Don't worry, I only use 1 new product at a time for two weeks so I can tell if it breaks me out. Anyway, this morning I woke up, and my skin is a soft, pretty princess. Like, this better not break me out because if it feels this good after one use, I can't imagine what a month's use will do!!!

  • Marguerite Renner

    I love me some Granddaddy Purple. But coming from an illegal state, any strain cures my insomnia. I'll smoke after dinner, play around for 4 hours, and sleep like the dead until morning. I wake up feeling like a Disney Princess, and after getting in the habit of sleeping well every night, I continue sleeping well even when I don't smoke!

  • Patience Wilkinson

    I lived for a time w// a girl who, when she couldn't find her car keys or the like, would come up next to me (whether I was sleeping, at my desk, wherever) and start screaming at the top of her lungs like a 2 year old until I got up and found whatever it was. I believe that crosses the line from princess to psychotic, though.

  • Mathias Bednar

    **Rob Drabkin** [artist pic](https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/252/8f6d9a0a056e431a87df6dfe771c1ec8.png) > Rob Drabkin. His hair is a playful cross between The Simpsons Sideshow Bob character and Jimi Hendrix. His music? Imagine a jazzy improv by Dave Matthews where he invites Paul Simon to join him onstage. > Rob Drabkin is a native of Denver, CO. His Mom had him take piano lessons at 5. That only lasted for a few months. At 11, Rob got lucky and scored an electric guitar from his parents. He and his older sister would sneak Metallica and Guns N' Roses cassettes into the house. They loved listening to this forbidden music and Rob learned all of the guitar parts on both cassettes note for note. Soon after, Rob found himself playing Rhythm Guitar in Jazz Band in middle school. Learning a tune like "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane was a lot different than playing Heavy Metal anthems "Welcome to The Jungle" and "Enter Sandman." Rob loved what he was hearing though and stuck with it. Now he says, "I started to really love Jazz and especially playing with a horn section." > Rob went to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where he majored in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish. Music was officially on the back burner until he took a life changing trip to New York with his father. He says, "My Dad played Jazz for over 30 years until he changed course and got into medicine. When we were in New York, we re-connected with his old Jazz friends and it was so inspiring to see these guys who were well over 60 years old, still playing and grooving. It made me start thinking about my own career path." He adds, "Its kind of embarrassing to admit, but I had an epiphany while watching the Broadway musical Chicago. I decided right then and there that I didn't want to work in a research lab for the rest of my life and that I wanted to pursue music full time, as a singer/songwriter/musician even though I had never sung a note up to that point." Rob made good on his promise and after graduating from college, started spending 8 hours a day working on his singing and songwriting skills. > "On These Heavy Feet" is Rob's first full length release. "Rise at Sea" is the opening track and it has a nice infusion of lush vocals mixed with clever and complex time signatures. "She Comes and Goes" is a beautiful story of love and loss that has the polish of a tune ready to become a Top 40 hit. "Little Steps" is an all out rocker that you can dance and sing along to. Rob says, "I want to write songs that make people dance, sing and think a little bit as well." "On These Heavy Feet" has already hit #10 on the CMJ chart on KOTO radio in Telluride, CO. KBCO invited Rob to perform in their world renowned Studio C twice. Hes also gotten some serious play on KBCO (Boulder, CO) and KINK (Portland, OR). > For being relatively new to the music scene, Rob has assembled a truly impressive roster of musicians including: Jazz virtuoso Bijoux Barbosa on Bass (played and recorded with Herbie Mann and Dave Grusin) Brian McRae, (played and toured with The Bodeans and The Freddy Jones Band) Eric Moon on keyboards (toured with Bjork and recorded with Victor Wooten) and Mackenzie Roberts, who played Viola with Rob before achieving huge success with The Flobots. Mackenzie also introduced Rob to The Denver Children's Home where he volunteers his time twice a month to help abused and troubled teens learn to write songs. Rob explains, "The kids here love hip hop and rap and can freestyle really well. I'm constantly impressed by how they take the chaos they've endured and turn it into a way to express themselves." Working with the kids has also made Rob appreciate his own family that much more. He talks about working with his father on one of the tracks on "On These Heavy Feet." "Lullaby" is an instrumental collaboration that my Dad and I did. It really highlights his Sax playing. Being able to play some live shows with my Dad is incredible. The way he plays and his tone are simply unforgettable. There is a certain quality that just sings through his horn and not many sax players have that." > Rob has achieved some big wins in his career so far. He was voted Colorado's Best Singer/Songwriter by Westword Magazine in both 2008 and 2009. He gathered enough votes to earn his turn on stage at The Mile High Music Festival with artists like The Fray, Widespread Panic, Tool, and Ben Harper. He played a Sold Out show at The Fox Theater opening for The John Butler Trio. Hes done short tours with Carbon Leaf and Tea Leaf Green and a national tour with Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam. Rob recalls how Davy invited him to join the tour. Davy said, "Rob, why don't you save yourself the gas money and just come on the bus with us for the month?" We traveled the country, played some incredible places like Higher Ground and The Bowery Ballroom. It was a phenomenal experience and I cant wait to get on the road again." > Rob also got a huge kick playing at Film on Red Rocks at the legendary Red Rocks amphitheater. He laughs, "Not a lot of people get to play their own music at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and we got to play to a sold out crowd before they showed The Big Lebowski which was nothing short of a dream come true. It was really cool because I grew up in Colorado and got to see so many of my favorite musicians play there." > "I'm having a great time making music and I just want to inspire others to go after what will truly make them happy. That's why I grew my hair a bit crazy. I just wanted to let loose, get expressive, create some nice grooves and get people to move." > Read more on Last.fm. [last.fm](https://www.last.fm/music/Rob+Drabkin): 1,099 listeners, 6,703 plays tags: *singer-songwriter, Colorado, Denver, acoustic, under 2000 listeners* ^^Please ^^downvote ^^if ^^incorrect! ^^Self-deletes ^^if ^^score ^^is ^^0.

  • Jennyfer Weber

    The sun is a luxury you can't afford when you want to survive. Sure, there are those that walk the island in the daylight, which is why we try to have rotating shifts on watch. But the daywalkers are nothing compared to the real horrors that come at night. Freddy Krueger ran out of steam long ago because none of his nightmares compared to the reality we lived in. What's worse is I know they're watching. Placed cameras are easy to spot, easy to take out, but the real mockery are the drones. That buzzing as they descend, almost as if they were heralds to the onslaught. They're always recording, always watching. I heard from one of the fresh meat that the footage is chopped up, turned into movies on the outside for people to enjoy. Half of them still think it's fake. If that's the case then I must be a fucking television phenomenon. Eight years down, two more to go. The trick is not to grow attached. Everyone, everything is disposable for your own survival. Light is to be cherished and used sparsely. It draws some in, scares some off. You need to be smart, quick witted and absolutely ruthless to survive here. I wonder if my girl's out there, watching the mockery they turned me into. Hope she's making some cash off of it, at least. Last I heard before going in was that I had a kid on the way. Ain't got anything to give her, but if they do plaster my face and my battle all over the airwaves then they'd better put aside a college fund for my brat. That shambling. It's a familiar sound. Almost a relief, actually. As the sun goes down and the night's horrors wake up you never know what's going to attack. The shambling, the feral, ravenous groans, it's a fucking lullaby by now. Zombies. A lot of them, but that don't matter. Zombies are a goddam joke by now. I tell myself that over and over as I fight on. As I put a bullet between the eyes of one of my recent partners when I see the chunk bitten from his arm. When I hack and cleave and fight my way to safety. You gotta be ruthless to survive here. No attachment, no emotion, no fear. The only thought that runs through my head is to live by any means possible. I just hope they won't be afraid of me when I get out and see them.

  • Edwardo Kutch

    Five Nights at Freddy's 2 & Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 for WWE 2K16?

  • Jeanette Will

    Just some general advice, I think finding what you don't like to do is just as important as finding what you do like. Other than that, I don't have much advice for the other areas, however I can chime in on the art if you're interested in trying that out again. I apologize for the long post and if you're not interested. Just trying to showcase some options and provide a place to start, just in case. Art school isn't all that necessary. But it can be very helpful because it provides structure and helps network you with other students and the professors who are already in their respective industries. However, it can be a lot of work and often times doesn't leave much time for you to work on what you want, and can wear you out. On the other hand, because you are required to take foundation classes, you'll experience quite a few mediums and find what you like and what you don't like. So I'm currently going to school for Animation, however I'm currently doing my foundation classes. And I do have a recommendation. Figure drawing is extremely difficult and takes a very long time to master. It all starts with gesture and here are two videos featuring my anatomy for the artist teacher, Steve Michael Hampton. He uses his first and middle name interchangeably so you can find him under both. Anyway, just to share his experience, he does anatomical corrections (correcting even the slightest problems with muscles, skull structure, etc.) at the big name studios. Marvel, Lukasfilm, Blizzard, etc. He also has a book available on Amazon. And a website (figuredrawing.info). https://youtu.be/f4353W2Xqm0 https://youtu.be/mIiqgXqjWCw So one thing you've already realized is that drawing is hard. Especially drawing the figure. And even more so drawing the figure correctly. However, figure drawing isn't the only way to go. Try watching guys like Jake Parker, Will Terry, Brett Bean, and Will Terrell. They are all fabulous illustrators and character designers. Probably most well known for their children's book illustrations. And the best part about children's book illustrations is that you can let your imagination go wild. It's all about having fun. You might also just try drawing every day and posting your stuff everywhere. Facebook. Instagram. DeviantArt. Newgrounds. Twitter. Time lapse videos on YouTube. And then tie everything in with a link to a central blog or website. You can get a free blog through Google's BlogSpot. Doing this will build your portfolio, while also amassing a following. And this is how you land jobs. Someone who knows you knows someone looking for an artist. And they refer you. And next thing you know, you've got a connection, do a few freelance jobs for the company, and then get picked up. Or you can remain free lance. Or just make money through social media (most likely YouTube) and selling prints. You might also be interested in landscape so that's an area to explore. Last thing I want to say is that you should try shape sketching. And you mind look into keeping a small sketchbook everywhere you go. Here's a video showing what shape sketching is. https://youtu.be/-muf3zd80KY As for the sketchbook, I actually just bought a passport cover wallet and some 3.5x5.5" Moleskine sketchbooks. I put the Moleskine in the passport slot. It forces me to take my sketchbook whenever I take my wallet. Hope this doesn't overwhelm you too much. I think art is a great place for people to go when they don't have anything else in mind. It's fun, and there is no right or wrong. It's what you want it to be. Some people will love your stuff. Others will hate it. Don't worry about style. Style develops when you just draw what you like.

  • Colin Homenick

    Hi there folks, * Leather - Alran Chevre Sully in black and green. * Stitching - Sajou Fil au Chinois Lin Cable in Vert (Green) and Souris (Mouse, or a light grey). All 632 at 9SPI with #4 John James needles. * Edges - FN2 heat crease, heat burnished edges with beeswax and paraffin. So following up on my previous post, [A Tale of Two Wallets](https://www.reddit.com/r/Leathercraft/comments/5lc41a/a_tale_of_two_wallets_in_four_days/?st=iyv65y9e&sh=32528a71) I was very lucky to have an order from a client that wanted two different BiFold wallets, both in chevre, and both with RFID blocking capability. So this project already had some new challenges but I decided to up the ante: * I had to integrate RFID materials into the exterior panel so I needed to back and split that panel... * Using the Landis, I was going to create a 1mm lined exterior panel but splitting the chevre to .5mm and backing them to each other. * I decided I wanted the interior cash panel to be lined as well and opted to do a french binding. [You can see Ian Atkinson do one in his video about different binding methods](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOiuBcl2fek). The end result would be the kind of wallet I had been wanting to make for a very long time: completely lined, distinct features, still classic, and thin. The RFID capability was a new one to me. I hadn't had the request before but I had some guidance from a friend who is a private investigator along with some internet help. While it's really unneccesary to have RFID blocking in your wallet unless your credit cards have an RFID chip (which less than 1% of them do and you'd know it if it did) or a passport (which definitely has one), if you must have it you can embed RF or EMF shielding material within the exterior panel. He was quick to tell me that this will prevent most, but not all, RF signals. I chose a material called [Argenmesh](https://www.amazon.com/ArgenMesh-Conductive-Shielding-Silver-Fabric/dp/B008DXBFYQ); it was highly rated and recommended by other blogs and sites. So a while ago I got a Landis 30 and I've been slowly getting it tuned in. Needing to have the RF material embedded made it even more necessary this time around. Thankfully the material was thin so I split the chevre down to .5mm, glued the RF fabric in, and then glued the whole panel together. It worked perfectly. I should have done a video of doing the french binding and I will in the future but this was my first time doing it and I didn't want to blow it because I was worrying about the camera (I took some pictures this time though). Basically went like this: * Measure how much you want to see the binding at the top of the leather. * Glue the pieces together grain to grain. * Once you glue it down, stitch along the glued edge to attach the panel. * Once sewn in, glue on the panel you are going to turn and, using a bone folder or other creasing tool, fold the panel over the edge. * Crease along the fold to make sure it's even, and then make sure the fold has good smooth contact. * Turn the corner, and then back the leather as normal, smoothing the glue as you go. Terrible descriptions, but please watch Ian's video. He does a much better job of explaining it. The other complication about the french binding is that the top is 4 times as thick as the usual interior panel so extra careful skiving had to happen. I chose to not stitch all the way to the edge, and then skive everything down to .7mm as usual at the edges. The rest of the construction went very smoothly, stitching was a breeze, and, most satisfyingly, the resulting wallet was the thinnest and most luxurious piece I have created yet. #goals I did take some videos this time: * [Finished BiFold in black chevre.](https://youtu.be/StDrQKKd5no) * [Finished BiFold in green and black chevre.](https://youtu.be/PGy1uqj5ly4) * [Heating edges with the fileteuse](https://youtu.be/aLAckV4tnNQ) * [Final Buffing.](https://youtu.be/aHBNV9ljIh4) Thank you for reading this far. Questions and comments welcome.

  • Romaine Durgan

    1. I definitely wouldn't buy a round-the-world ticket, you'll end up losing a lot of flexibility; especially somewhere like Asia where there are cheap and plentiful forms of travel with night buses and night trains. 2. It's along the same lines as HostelWorld but I've gotten some deals through [Hostelz](https://www.hostelz.com) before. 3. Don't keep all forms of identification and money on you at all times. If you don't need to bring your passport around with you every day, then don't. Leave important/precious documents/items in the hostel (make sure you look for ones that provide lockers) - just bring your own lock with you, they always say the lockers are free but I've never been to a hostel that provides you with a lock (apart from ones available to rent/purchase at high cost). When you're out and around, don't put your money/wallet in an outer pocket where it can be easily accessed by someone else - bury them deep in your bag where it's far less likely someone can snatch it and run, in the event of something like that going down. 4. Definitely an E-Reader. I have a Kindle, and their battery life honestly lasts for weeks. 5. I've had a [Deuter 70L + 10](http://www.deuter.com/DE/en/trekking/aircontact-70-plus-10-sl-3320616.html) and apart from me purchasing one that was perhaps a little too large, I have no complaints. It's been on multiple trips with me, in all sorts of climates (from Iceland to the Caribbean) and it's held up amazingly. I also have an [Osprey](http://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/category/technical-packs/backpacking/) that I'm very happy with. * Bring some [laundry detergent pods](https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=detergent+pods) - it saves money when hostels want to charge a bunch for detergent, and if they break in your backpack it doesn't make a mess. * A cheap pair of shower sandals will save you from getting anything weird in hostel showers. * Stay at hostels that provide free WiFi and breakfast in the morning to save some money. * Reusable shopping bags fold down to nothing and are really useful for going shopping, taking your stuff to the bathroom, packing laundry for the wash, etc. * Plastic grocery bags are good for separating wet/dirty laundry from your clean stuff, or for packing things like dirty/muddy shoes.

  • Alek Hills

    As more and more people use the cards, the companies come up with better protection plans against the issues you make. Let me show you what we have here: http://www.mastercard.ca/zero-liability.html You read that right. Zero liability - Mastercard (and Visa and Amex) will reverse any fraudulent charges on your card. So you dont have to worry about your card getting stolen. All 3 of those card companies have algorithms to detect fraud that are pretty sophisticated. This zero liability isnt a "perk" but the other actual perks to using card transactions include: (to you): 2-4% cash back, free car rental insurance, flight delay insurance (they give you some money to buy books, blankets, pillows etc if your flight is delayed), log bag insurance, hotel/motel burglary insurance, concierge service (your personal secretary service!), price protection (if you buy something and the price drops in 30 days they refund the difference) and doubling the warranty on whatever you buy with the card. Does cash get you all of that for free? The benefit to others include: cash gets lost (by businesses handling a lot of cash) and sometimes employees can steal cash. Card transactions are way more secure. Less tax evasion, better record keeping, less handling and sorting requirements and instant settlements without having to visit a bank. Credit cards make things like Amazon, google play etc possible. They also make it possible to almost never visit a bank (I almost never do), and not acrrying cash that can be pickpocketed. Card lost? No problem you get a replacement and the chip+pin ensures you dont lose money. Wallet lost? Well goodbye cash in the wallet! I havent heard a single case where using a credit card is *bad* unless you want anonymity but then you can buy VISA gift cards. -------------------- Imagine that almost every transaction in India becomes a digital transaction. Either wire transfer, or credit card transactions or bank to bank transfers. Want to register your car? Go to this web site--> pay the fee -- > send your documents via mail to some location ---> get certificate in the mail. Want to register property? Buy things? Apply for a passport? You see - you can entirely eliminate the "local tax officer" ENTIRELY if people embrace digital transactions. To fight corruption you need to 1. make the laws simple to follow and 2. Embrace technology. Do not resist this because of silly reasons - move the country forward into the 21st century and embrace technology to fight corruption.

  • Alfreda Bashirian

    Tourist Trap cities in Europe are brimming with con artists, and they often work in groups. Assume that these people are professional thieves, do not underestimate them. This is how they make a living. They are very skillful at what they do. --Don't stand out as a tourist. Don't look lost or unsure of yourself when you're outside, and don't wear clothing that is eye-catching or easily identifies you as a foreigner (i.e. baseball caps/jerseys). --Avoid "spectacles." If a crowd of people gathers somewhere, go the opposite direction. Usually the crowd is in on it, and the spectacle is staged. For example, someone will "trip" and "throw" a "baby" (a doll in baby clothing) and while you are distracted, someone else will pick your pockets. --If you have a bag with you and go eat, loop the staps through your legs. If you just set it down, someone will casually walk by and grab it. You won't even notice until it's too late. And for God's sake, don't fucking carry everything with you in your backpack. Minimize the amount that you would lose if someone were to cut the strap and run. Someone I knew got robbed in Barcelona, and he had his passport, *all* his paper money for his trip (over a thousand Euro), his ipad, and his wallet in his backpack. Dumb dumb dumb. --Pickpockets are masterful, don't travel with your wallet or *passport* on you. Keep it in your hotel room, in the safe. Only go out with a *photocopy* of your passport and/or visa, and some cash or a *single* credit card. And keep those items inside a zippered pouch that can be placed underneath your pants. You can buy those on Amazon. --Ignore anyone asking for or offering help, it's cold but there is a good chance it's a con.

  • Ethan Swift

    I've never brought my passport to the beach, I have thrown a photo copy in my beach bag. In 20 cruises, 15 of them in the Caribbean, I've never ever been asked for my passport when getting at a port of call stop. Leave your passport in your stateroom's safe. If there is an emergency and you miss the sail away the ship's officers will empty the contents of your safe and leave it with the port agent. There will be no place at the port to get your passport stamped. If you want it stamped you'll have to locate an appropriate governmental office, which won't be at the port, and take a taxi there. My only experience with that was on a joint taxi ride once with someone who wanted this done and I was a bit upset at the unexpected amount of time it took. I use a waterproof wallet when going to the beach. I put ship card for my wife and I, a credit card, both of our driver's licenses, and enough cash for the day in it. Even if it gets wet nothing will be ruined - you'll just have to dry off the money and no one on a Caribbean island has ever refused damp money from me. There is only one waterproof wallet I've had that has worked pretty much perfectly and that is the Dry Pack waterproof wallet, they run under $10 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/DP-44-Yellow-Alligator-Waterproof-Wallet/dp/B000BJ7WHE/ I also have either taken a waterproof camera or just a waterproof camera bag. I've used the [Digipack](http://www.dicapacusa.com/cameras) camera bags for snorkeling down to as deep as 15 feet with no issues at all.

  • Lou Dibbert

    I lost my wallet yesterday. And I'm getting LASIK Friday and need to fill prescriptions ahead of time and pay for the procedure itself, which was going to be done with my HSA debit card. And I'm living about 8 states away from my home state, so getting a new license will not be a trivial task. And my SS card was in my wallet like a big idiot. And the closest branch of my bank is 2 hours away. Luckily, my license recently expired and had to be renewed and I still have my old one. And I have my passport with me for ID too. And my replacement credit cards should all arrive Thursday, just in time to pay for everything for Friday, though now I will have to reimburse myself rather than paying directly from my HSA (which is not a totally bad thing...hello amazon points). And my benefits site has a phone app I was able to download to use instead of my insurance cards. And putting a fraud alert on my credit was really simple. And I venmo-ed my boyfriend some money to give me in cash, so I've got something in case of emergency today and tomorrow. I'm really thankful that I have an emergency fund and could consider just going to the bank and getting a cashier's check to pay for the surgery. This is not something that would have been true five years ago. Hopefully some good samaritan picked my wallet up and maybe mailed it to my house or dropped it off at a police station - when I called last night the department I needed to speak to was already closed. If not, I hope that person enjoys the $20 and the expired medical marijuana card.

  • Tommie Kshlerin

    First, you go to an online exchange and register. They will ask you for a copy of your driver's license, passport, SSN, and a recent selfie of you holding a plush Pikachu. Those documents will be promptly ignored (because the exchanges are not really compliant with AML/KYC) and will eventually be sold to the highest bidder on the Dark Web. You send money to the exchange using your bank account, they recieve it and then you can buy Bitcoins! If you don't withdraw your Bitcoins immediately there is a risk the exchange will get hacked (or exit-scam), leaving you with no Bitcoins. So you go to LocalBitcoins to find somebody to do an in-person trade with. They meet you in a convenient local alleyway, where they take your wallet at gunpoint. So you look at a map of Bitcoin ATMs, but the first 5 ATMs you drive to are no longer there. Finally you find a website called Purse.io where you can buy stuff from Amazon and somebody who wants this stuff will send you Bitcoins in return. One problem: you need to pay 30% above normal market price for your Bitcoins. Anyway, you do this, and Amazon calls the credit card company and gets your card frozen. Purse.io is a popular way for credit card thieves to turn stolen credit cards into liquidity, the bank explains, and so your card was frozen for your benefit. That's how you buy Bitcoin.

  • Ada Bartoletti

    Kinda related: Here's something the wife and I did years ago. I think it's a good tip. Keep a second wallet, safe somewhere at home. I call them our "Bug Out Wallets." When you renew your driver's license, pay an extra $10 to also get an ID card. When you get your passport pay the extra $10 to get the Passport ID Card in addition to the actual soft passport. In that same wallet we also keep some uncirculated but active credit cards with no annual fees, and each of them also have several hundred dollars in cash in them. I bought a small ([like $40 off of Amazon](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FARLXRW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)) pin code safe and lag bolted it into a bookshelf. That's where we keep the back-up wallets. We also keep various other small things in there. The keys to the firearm cabinet, extra house keys an extra set of car keys and car remote fobs. It's come in *very* handy to have all of that important stuff in one area, when needed.

  • Justice Muller

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Backpack-DTBG-Water-Resistant-Rucksack-Shoulder/dp/B01LYVMKZM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486201567&sr=8-1&keywords=DTBG I bought this one just after Christmas and it's an edc for me. It might be bigger than you want. It has a padded compartment for a laptop, a larger compartment where you can put your clothes and other stuff. Two other smaller zipped compartments on the sides with small pockets inside them. Another smaller zipped compartment on the front and an even smaller one on the back. And also a small zipped pocket accessible from the top which would be handy for wallet, passport, etc when travelling. The back is fully padded, as are the straps, and the straps are well attached. My backpack is always full of heavy stuff and I end up replacing them every six months or so because the straps give out, but I feel like this one is going to last longer than the last one which was leather with riveted straps (which I still managed to break). The *main* reason I got this bag though, is the USB charging port on the side, which plugs in internally to a portable battery (battery isn't included but I have 4 of them anyway (I play Ingress)).

  • Rodrigo Mante

    This is what I carried with me during my stay in Iceland. It seemed to work fairly well. The book was huge as the weather was terrible. I normally use my phone to read while I'm on vacation but I had started this one and it's a page turner. I also had a Goruck GR1 with me. I'd throw a hydroflask, camera and book in it. I couldn't be happier with that bag. It got soaked and everything inside stayed perfectly dry. Wallet- Corter leather Notebook- Midori passport size Watch- Omega Seamaster Pen- Cheap Field Notes Headphones- Just a cheap pair from amazon. Camera- Sony A7 Phone- iPhone 7 plus with Nomad case Keychain- Corter Leather bottle hook and a small flashlight Book- Erickson's Gardens of the Moon

  • Albertha Kub

    Aspirin, Alleve, Advil for headaches, colds, muscle ache mini first-aid kit for minor cuts & bruises, Tums or Alka-seltzer for stomach ache Cooling gel and/or After-sun Lotion for skin peeling / sun burn packable bag for souvenirs and/or hold your towel & sunscreen at the sundeck / beach / port a surge protector for electronics especially if more than 1 person is recharging their stuff water shoes, just in case your feet can't handle the sand and/or rocks waterproof bag for your cellphone and/or wallet/ passport like these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013AP49XU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 If you're particular about hair shampoo / condition / gel / etc - bring your own. Also bring your toothbrush, mouthwash and breath strips - NCL does not supply that but they have free body wash / shampoo / hand soap.

  • Kattie Emmerich

    Money belts are inconvenient. A better approach is a pouch with elastic waist strap you can wear under the pants [like this one](https://www.amazon.com/SE-TP101-POUCH-Concealed-Zipper-Travel/dp/B004P3QGL0) large enough to hold your passport and cell phone 12:00. Bring a extra "throw-away" wallet to carry in your pocket in the event you are robbed.

  • Jaylon Langosh

    For traveling I actually got an old Concorde gift wallet off eBay. I appreciate the taller wallet for foreign currencies and it's a cool piece of travel history with 8 card slots, plenty for most trips. I have a large Cartier passport wallet that was a gift from family, but that would probably only work if you're always carrying a bag like me. I don't think it would fit comfortably in any kind of pocket. I always have some kind of slim wallet for when I need to go out quickly and don't want to take a bag. Usually I just pick a new design in leather for $25 or less on Amazon once the current one gets too worn.

  • Marilie Okuneva

    I found a pouch! On amazon uk, but sadly it doesn't fit my A5 leuchtturm like i thought it would. They are the same size outside, if i make any sense, but it doesnt fit one inside the other :( Anyway it's still a really nice pouch not sure it if should keep it or not. For any of you wanting to check it out or buy it's on amazon.uk and it's called G2PLUS passport wallet, it's the purple one i got

  • Einar Willms

    https://www.amazon.com/Nexus-6P-Case-IZENGATE-Classic/dp/B01GKI4J34/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479167297&sr=8-1&keywords=nexus+6p+wallet+case+passport does that help?

  • August Hauck

    For just $90 more than the other build in this thread, I was able to configure this beast of a build: [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4XF9yf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4XF9yf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $198.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h) | $73.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sqwqqs/team-dark-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-2400-memory-tdged416g2400hc14dc01) | $84.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $74.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006) | $69.80 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KC648d/zotac-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-amp-edition-video-card-zt-p10800c-10p) | $580.66 @ B&H **Case** | [NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3TYWGX/nzxt-ca-s340w-b3-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-s340w-b3) | $89.99 @ SuperBiiz **Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $42.44 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VX24AH 24.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TwzZxr/asus-monitor-vx24ah) | $250.98 @ Newegg **Monitor** | [Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nt7CmG/acer-xf240h-240-144hz-monitor-xf240h) | $199.99 @ Newegg **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $77.43 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $58.49 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1911.20 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$1891.20** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-26 20:06 EST-0500 | Non-overclockable i5 CPU will keep you going strong for gaming and multitasking and if you want to switch to an overclockable build, let me know and I'll make the necessary changes. If you see yourself streaming for certain, I would suggest you an i7 which will still work within your budget. 16GB of RAM is more than sufficient for your needs but the motherbaord has 4 slots so you can upgrade to 32GB if needed in the future. 250GB SSD for the boot drive + a 2TB HDD for extra storage. GTX 1080 is as good as it gets for gaming right now. It is the ultimate GPU (aside from the Titan lineup) and can easily output 144Hz at 1080p in pretty much every AAA title. I picked the case you liked. As for my monitor choices, I went with a primary gaming monitor which has a 1080p 144Hz display which is great for FPS gaming. Higher framerates and smoother gameplay = better performance. The second monitor is a 1440p 60Hz IPS monitor for MMO gaming and/or media consumption, watching movies, etc. This matchup will give you the best of both worlds. The high refresh rate monitor is brilliant for FPS games while the IPS monitor has better colour accuracy and great viewing angles which is good for other more cinematic games and movies. I picked out a Cherry MX Brown switch mechanical keyboard that is highly rated and a fantastic mouse which again, is well rated. ----- Here's an alternate build with an overclockable i7 CPU if you ever want to do some streaming. You'd probably get more bang for your buck with a Xeon CPU and if u/deathaddict wants to rip me a new one for this build, they are welcome to :P [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G7nhGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G7nhGf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $343.99 @ SuperBiiz **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WxkwrH/asrock-z270-pro4-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-pro4) | $119.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LhgPxr/gskill-memory-f43000c15d16gvrb) | $92.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $74.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/44Gj4D/seagate-barracuda-1tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm010) | $48.77 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KC648d/zotac-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-amp-edition-video-card-zt-p10800c-10p) | $580.66 @ B&H **Case** | [NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3TYWGX/nzxt-ca-s340w-b3-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-s340w-b3) | $89.99 @ SuperBiiz **Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $42.44 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VX24AH 24.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TwzZxr/asus-monitor-vx24ah) | $250.98 @ Newegg **Monitor** | [Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nt7CmG/acer-xf240h-240-144hz-monitor-xf240h) | $199.99 @ Newegg **Keyboard** | [Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sKZ2FT/thermaltake-keyboard-kbcmcplblus01) | $28.99 @ SuperBiiz | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2017.24 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$1997.24** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-26 20:12 EST-0500 |

  • Seamus Stiedemann

    Here is the PCPartPicker list for the link you provided. [Here's how to do it on your own.](http://i.imgur.com/nk7CZom.png) ---- [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VmqxVY) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VmqxVY/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tdmxFT/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k) | $329.99 @ SuperBiiz **CPU Cooler** | [NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FFFPxr/nzxt-cpu-cooler-rlkrx6101) | $119.99 @ B&H **Thermal Compound** | [ARCTIC MX4 20g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tp7wrH/arctic-cooling-thermal-paste-actcmx420g) | $18.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LsX2FT/asus-motherboard-z170pro) | $179.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7PFXsY/corsair-vengeance-led-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmu16gx4m2c3000c15) | $104.89 @ OutletPC **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7PFXsY/corsair-vengeance-led-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmu16gx4m2c3000c15) | $104.89 @ OutletPC **Storage** | [Intel 535 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ByfmP6/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2bw240h601) | $129.99 **Storage** | [Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/csDwrH/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp256gg25) | $119.99 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.66 @ OutletPC **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.66 @ OutletPC **Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XtjG3C/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2003fzex) | $116.99 @ Jet **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bNcMnQ/evga-video-card-08gp46286) | $609.99 @ NCIX US **Case** | [Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9JvRsY/corsair-case-cc9011049ww) | $103.65 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [Corsair 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/C3bkcf/corsair-power-supply-cp9020082na) | $124.79 @ Newegg **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfH48d/microsoft-os-fqc08930) | $129.77 @ OutletPC **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill N900PCE PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wR7wrH/rosewill-wireless-network-card-n900pce) | $22.99 **Case Fan** | [Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d8n2FT/corsair-case-fan-co9050017wled) | $13.30 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d8n2FT/corsair-case-fan-co9050017wled) | $13.30 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Acer H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Nbbp99/acer-monitor-umvh6aa003) | $173.99 @ SuperBiiz **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/s8Trxr/logitech-keyboard-920006519) |- **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Lj4NnQ/razer-mouse-rz0101210100r3u1) | $49.99 @ B&H **Headphones** | [Philips SHP9500 Headphones](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BCJkcf/philips-headphones-shp9500) | $59.99 @ Newegg **Speakers** | [Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/s8phP6/logitech-speakers-980000417) | $17.99 @ Best Buy **Other**| CableMod C-Series ModFlex Basic Cable Kit for Corsair RMi & RMx - Black / White| $49.90 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2704.57 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$2694.57** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-18 02:09 EST-0500 | This bot is in **no way** associated with PC Part Picker. ---- *[I am a bot](http://i.imgur.com/j916D2z.png)* - This action was done automatically. Please direct any questions or concerns ( or bug reports ) to [\/u\/eegras](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=eegras&subject=&message=) - [About /u/PCMRBot](http://pcmrbot.eegras.com)

  • Elody Connelly

    See, I'd do something like this [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rbhCM8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rbhCM8/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $349.75 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace **Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RrG3C/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g) | $2.85 @ Amazon **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WN98TW/gigabyte-ga-z270p-d3-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-z270p-d3) | $110.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Kingston Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BY98TW/kingston-memory-hx426c13sb2k416) | $81.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 1.1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RKhj4D/crucial-mx300-11tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct1050mx300ssd4) | $258.99 @ SuperBiiz **Storage** | [Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/n2JwrH/toshiba-internal-hard-drive-dt01aca300) | $84.99 @ B&H **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/63yxFT/evga-video-card-08gp46183) | $589.99 @ NCIX US **Case** | [Corsair 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Rwhj4D/corsair-case-cc9011078ww) | $149.49 @ Jet **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) | $74.99 @ Jet **Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CcCrxr/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsc0) | $14.89 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $90.72 @ B&H **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/r7RFf7/gigabyte-gc-wb867d-i-rev-42-none-wi-fi-adapter-gc-wb867d-i-rev-42) | $29.99 @ SuperBiiz **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $82.00 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1956.61** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-17 00:41 EST-0500 | CPU: With a 2K cooler, no reason not to go for latest top of the line unlocked core Motherboard: Has all the ports you want and is Z270. Little to say otherwise Memory: I don't really care to spend too much on higher clocked memory because the return on investment is really low, but this is a really good deal for quad channel memory Storage: The Samsung 850 and 950 are better than the crucial MX300, but I still hold that you won't be able to see or feel a real difference between the SSDs unless you start doing some really disk IO heavy tasks or are running benchmarks. For most people, it's the jump from HDD to SSD that provides the biggest eye opening difference. Moving from one sort of SSD to another doesn't usually make that much of a difference. Throwing in a VFM 3TB HDD if you really need that extra storage. Case: Kept the one you originally chose, especially because a lot about the case comes to personal preference Optical Drive: Put in the cheapest CD/DVD writer in there. Brand doesn't really matter here. Keyboard: The logitech is highly reviewed and comes with proper Cherry MX brown switches. I'd really recommend you go for browns or reds if you're going to game a lot. Blues are better for people who like typing and noisy keyboards. Antivirus: Deliberately did not include one there because I don't care for them anymore. I run the few windows machines I have with Windows defender and common sense. Anti Virus softwares have exploits in themselves, and since they tend to have some elevated privileges to do their job, they just become an extremely valuable attack vector. See [this](http://www.pcworld.com/article/3020327/antivirus-software-could-make-your-company-more-vulnerable.html)

  • Remington Buckridge

    So I made a few of the changes. I forgot to mention I'm trying to keep the colors along the theme of Black, White, and Orange. I found this RAM: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232413 but it doesn't even show on PCPartPicker without the compatibility filter. The high end mobo is in there since that one has built in AC band wifi and bluetooth, where as the AC network card is $60 alone. I can't really justify the $600 for a monitor, I don't think. Here's where it is after revision, and I will consider the EVGA, but this ASUS would be nice as well, I feel. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hmsB7h) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hmsB7h/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $338.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming) | $189.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vntWGX/gskill-memory-f43200c16d32gtza) | $229.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8jH48d/sandisk-ssd-plus-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-240g-g26) | $74.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZNBrxr/samsung-960-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e250) | $129.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j28H99/seagate-barracuda-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm008) | $89.69 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vzfmP6/asus-video-card-strixgtx1080o8ggaming) | $678.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [Azza CSAZ-8000B ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rGfmP6/azza-case-csaz8000b) | $79.98 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dMM323/evga-supernova-g3-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0750) | $99.99 @ Newegg **Optical Drive** | [LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z2dqqs/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40) | $46.88 @ OutletPC **Fan Controller** | [NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tWW9TW/nzxt-fan-controller-senmix2) | $29.99 @ Amazon **Monitor** | [Asus PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7TrcCJ/asus-pb277q-270-75hz-monitor-pb277q) | $239.99 @ Amazon **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $56.00 @ Amazon **Headphones** | [Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tZL7YJ/kingston-headphones-khxhscprd) | $89.99 @ Amazon **Speakers** | [Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y2vRsY/klipsch-speakers-promedia21) | $149.00 @ Amazon **UPS** | [CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD UPS](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/69Wrxr/cyberpower-ups-cp1500avrlcd) | $139.95 @ Adorama | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2812.71 | Mail-in rebates | -$30.00 | **Total** | **$2782.71** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-20 17:46 EST-0500 | The case is tough, as NZXT has a nice mid-tower, in the black/orange color, but it's out of stock. believe it is the H440?

  • Mohammad Bashirian

    Here, $200 less [PCPartPicker part list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DvGrPs) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DvGrPs/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/9mRFf7/intel-core-i7-7700-36ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700) | $397.50 @ shopRBC **Motherboard** | [\*ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/QXdFf7/asrock-b250m-pro4-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro4) | $94.00 @ Vuugo **Memory** | [\*Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sqwqqs/team-dark-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-2400-memory-tdged416g2400hc14dc01) | $119.99 @ Newegg Canada **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/2VWrxr/crucial-mx300-525gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct525mx300ssd1) | Purchased For $0.00 **Storage** | [\*Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/n2JwrH/toshiba-internal-hard-drive-dt01aca300) | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/63yxFT/evga-video-card-08gp46183) | $769.99 @ NCIX **Case** | [Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w) | $102.15 @ Amazon Canada **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1) | $109.28 @ Amazon Canada **Monitor** | [Dell P2416D 23.8" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/xVcMnQ/dell-monitor-p2416d) | $376.99 @ PC Canada **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $89.98 @ NCIX **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $68.98 @ DirectCanada | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$2233.85** | \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria | | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-25 11:35 EST-0500 | - Upped the CPU to an i7 7700. If you're looking at the very high end of gaming an i7 starts to become useful. Many newer games are taking advantage of multiple threads to improve performance. Games like Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Fallout 4 all see improvements of up to 30% with an i7 over an i5 - Changed the motherboard to a B250. You'd ideally want a 200 series board, as 100 series boards run the risk of not being compatible with a new Kaby lake CPU out of the box ie. your build will be DoA. - Dropped the CPU cooler, the 7700 will come along with an adequate cooler, no need for aftermarket. - Cheaper RAM, HDD and GPU (EVGA probably has the best customer service of any GPU manufacturer, so that's a huge plus) - microATX case to match the motherboard. Some space savings afforded to you, but you're still getting one of the nicest, cleanest, easiest to build in cases on the market. - MUCH MUCH better quality PSU. If you're spending 2K+ on a PC build, you don't to skimp out on the one component powering everything. (you wouldn't buy a pacemaker off eBay would you?) - Changed the monitor from a 1080P to 1440P one. Many more pixels == much nicer picture and less need for AA in games. Dell is a great company for monitors and support too. If you wanted to go 1080P drop the GPU to a GTX 1070 and save some bucks, a GTX 1080 is a waste of money at 1080P. - Dropped the Intel NIC. Your motherboard has an onboard gigabit NIC (also made by Intel), no need to go for an aftermarket one. - Also dropped the soundcard as you're not going to notice any difference between the onboard DAC and an external one. If you're using some high end speakers/headphones and wanted beefier sound, I'd recommend grabbing an external AMP instead. Something like an SMSL sApVI or sApII would be much better for the audiophile in you

  • Laurine Kuvalis

    Here is the PCPartPicker list for the link you provided. [Here's how to do it on your own.](http://i.imgur.com/nk7CZom.png) ---- [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvm2Z8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvm2Z8/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $338.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww) | $99.99 @ B&H **Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RrG3C/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g) | $7.49 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming) | $189.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fbvZxr/crucial-memory-ble2k8g4d26afea) | $114.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8jH48d/sandisk-ssd-plus-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-240g-g26) | $74.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.99 @ Newegg **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fPFXsY/asus-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-dual-video-card-dual-gtx1070-o8g) | $403.98 @ Newegg **Case** | [Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wgkD4D/corsair-case-air540) | $119.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) | $77.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [CRYORIG QF120 Performance 83.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VJx9TW/cryorig-case-fan-qf120performance) | $12.89 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [CRYORIG QF120 Performance 83.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VJx9TW/cryorig-case-fan-qf120performance) | $12.89 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Cooler Master R4-SFNL-14PK-R1 44.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ywzZxr/cooler-master-case-fan-r4sfnl14pkr1) | $9.99 @ Newegg **Case Fan** | [Cooler Master R4-SFNL-14PK-R1 44.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ywzZxr/cooler-master-case-fan-r4sfnl14pkr1) | $9.99 @ Newegg **Fan Controller** | [NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tWW9TW/nzxt-fan-controller-senmix2) | $29.99 @ Newegg **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ytZQzy/logitech-mouse-910002864) | $47.73 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1750.19 | Mail-in rebates | -$65.00 | **Total** | **$1685.19** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-18 17:26 EST-0500 | This bot is in **no way** associated with PC Part Picker. ---- *[I am a bot](http://i.imgur.com/j916D2z.png)* - This action was done automatically. Please direct any questions or concerns ( or bug reports ) to [\/u\/eegras](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=eegras&subject=&message=) - [About /u/PCMRBot](http://pcmrbot.eegras.com)

  • Margarette Hintz

    With that budget, you can afford to care about the look of your PC. Here's a black and orange themed build. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jPqXd6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jPqXd6/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $338.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TvfmP6/thermaltake-cpu-cooler-clw107pl12swa) | $129.99 @ SuperBiiz **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rdtWGX/gigabyte-ga-z270x-gaming-k7-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-z270x-gaming-k7) | $172.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ybrcCJ/gskill-tridentz-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gtzr) | $149.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $159.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j28H99/seagate-barracuda-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm008) | $89.69 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V4M323/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-windforce-oc-8g-video-card-gv-n1080wf3oc-8gd) | $584.98 @ Newegg **Case** | [be quiet! Silent Base 600 w/Window (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3y4NnQ/be-quiet-case-bgw05) | $99.99 @ SuperBiiz **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6p8H99/evga-power-supply-220p20650x1) | $104.88 @ OutletPC **Optical Drive** | [LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z2dqqs/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40) | $46.88 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Acer XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz) | $739.99 @ NCIX US **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $59.99 @ Best Buy **Headphones** | [Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tZL7YJ/kingston-headphones-khxhscprd) | $89.99 @ Best Buy **UPS** | [CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD UPS](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/69Wrxr/cyberpower-ups-cp1500avrlcd) | $139.95 @ Adorama | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $3061.71 | Mail-in rebates | -$70.00 | **Total** | **$2991.71** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-20 17:29 EST-0500 | * One thing AIOs have over air coolers is aesthetics. 240mm version of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 since that's only how large the case supports but you can set the LED fans to orange. * Black/Orange/White motherboard. * Noticed the orange RAM, nice touch but why pay over $100 more for orange paint when you can get orange LEDs for less. * 500GB 850 EVO. * It's not a Strix but it's black and orange. * Black and orange case. * 80+ Platinum power supply. * 1440p 165Hz IPS monitor. * Don't need a sound card, the onboard is enough. * Removed the speakers to make room for the monitor.

  • Shany Christiansen

    Oh boy here we go: [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/z8ZPhq) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/z8ZPhq/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $338.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vzv6h/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15) | $85.49 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vXdFf7/msi-z270-tomahawk-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-tomahawk) | $133.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nZfmP6/gskill-memory-f43000c15q32gvrb) | $179.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8jH48d/sandisk-ssd-plus-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-240g-g26) | $74.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j28H99/seagate-barracuda-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm008) | $89.69 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/63yxFT/evga-video-card-08gp46183) | $559.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sjX2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk) | $109.99 @ SuperBiiz **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dMM323/evga-supernova-g3-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0750) | $99.99 @ Newegg **Optical Drive** | [LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z2dqqs/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40) | $46.88 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BcTrxr/dell-monitor-s2716dg) | $541.66 @ Amazon **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $59.99 @ Best Buy **Headphones** | [Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tZL7YJ/kingston-headphones-khxhscprd) | $89.99 @ Best Buy **Speakers** | [Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y2vRsY/klipsch-speakers-promedia21) | $149.00 @ Amazon **UPS** | [CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD UPS](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/69Wrxr/cyberpower-ups-cp1500avrlcd) | $139.95 @ Adorama | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2824.00 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | **Total** | **$2784.00** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-20 15:16 EST-0500 | 1. Air cooler that will be more than plenty even with a fairly large OC 1. Cheaper mobo, you werent using the features of that expensive one 1. Cheaper RAM 1. Better cooled 1080 (blower style is loud and sucks) 1. Smaller case, full cases are HUGE 1. G3 psu is higher quality 1. Sound card isnt needed 1. Added a 1440p 144hz g-sync monitor to take advantage of the parts you have chosen. This build is super fucking overkill for 1080p gaming. If you have any questions let me know!

  • Christiana Hodkiewicz

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GGc8zM) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GGc8zM/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $343.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V2JwrH/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $99.99 @ Corsair **Motherboard** | [Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming) | $199.00 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $115.00 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $169.49 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vzfmP6/asus-video-card-strixgtx1080o8ggaming) | $678.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vj4NnQ/corsair-case-cc9011059ww) | $180.98 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650) | $99.99 @ B&H **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Sound Card** | [Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HnxfrH/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) | $88.90 @ Jet **Case Fan** | [Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wPFXsY/corsair-co-9050041-ww-750-cfm-120mm-fan-co-9050041-ww) | $24.98 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycH48d/corsair-co-9050046-ww-970-cfm-140mm-fan-co-9050046-ww) | $31.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycH48d/corsair-co-9050046-ww-970-cfm-140mm-fan-co-9050046-ww) | $31.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycH48d/corsair-co-9050046-ww-970-cfm-140mm-fan-co-9050046-ww) | $31.88 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus PG27AQ 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TzfmP6/asus-monitor-pg27aq) | $879.99 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $88.80 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $59.99 @ Newegg | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $3224.21 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$3214.21** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-29 15:19 EST-0500 | I just added the fans to replace the stock fans and changed the mouse to a plain black. I feel like this is getting really close to what I'll settle on.

  • Hailie O'Keefe

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qppTtJ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qppTtJ/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tdmxFT/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k) | $329.49 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V2JwrH/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $99.99 @ Corsair **Motherboard** | [Asus Z170-WS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FvfmP6/asus-motherboard-z170ws) | $339.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $115.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $169.49 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vzfmP6/asus-video-card-strixgtx1080o8ggaming) | $678.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vj4NnQ/corsair-case-cc9011059ww) | $180.98 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) | $77.88 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Sound Card** | [Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HnxfrH/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) | $88.90 @ Jet **Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hbbp99/corsair-case-fan-co9050002ww) | $25.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hbbp99/corsair-case-fan-co9050002ww) | $25.88 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [LG 27UD68-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JhkwrH/lg-monitor-27ud68w) | $399.99 @ Best Buy **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $79.99 @ Best Buy **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $68.99 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2796.01 | Mail-in rebates | -$25.00 | **Total** | **$2771.01** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-29 03:01 EST-0500 | This is my revised take on the build. * The motherboard is replaced since it has both wifi and bluetooth, just convenience. * went to an 500 ssd since I figured most of the games I will play, will take place on the xbox one (future scorpio). Leaving ample room for the few games I'll play on the computer. * dropped a 1080 because yeah, thats more than enough; I can just add another down the road/upgrade anyways. * bumped the power supply down since I didn't need so much anymore. * switch to a cheaper version of the sound card since it is the same thing, and I wanted the sound card to have a major boost in audio quality. I'm also going to run the audio from my x1 to the cpu to a dac/amp, and a bunch of other stuff. * chose a different mechanical keyboard since I'm so crazy about RGB lights. Any thoughts? And thanks for your suggestions!

  • Wendell Schroeder

    Since you are looking to get the most out of your rig, I went snooping around for a Z270 motherboard with Wifi and Bluetooth so you could get the slight performance boost and easy overclocking of the 7700K. [Here is a link to the Z270-E spec page](https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270E-GAMING/specifications/) if you would like to confirm it and look at other specs. I also switched the power supply to EVGA's most recent series, G3. It will be a step up in quality from the NEX series. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hrBCgL) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hrBCgL/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $343.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V2JwrH/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $99.99 @ Corsair **Motherboard** | [Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming) | $199.00 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $115.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $169.49 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vzfmP6/asus-video-card-strixgtx1080o8ggaming) | $678.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vj4NnQ/corsair-case-cc9011059ww) | $179.99 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650) | $99.99 @ B&H **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Sound Card** | [Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HnxfrH/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) | $88.90 @ Amazon **Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hbbp99/corsair-case-fan-co9050002ww) | $25.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hbbp99/corsair-case-fan-co9050002ww) | $25.88 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [LG 27UD68-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JhkwrH/lg-monitor-27ud68w) | $437.99 @ NCIX US **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $77.43 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.99 @ Best Buy | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2721.98 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$2711.98** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-29 12:42 EST-0500 |

  • Delilah Rohan

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with going with a Micro ATX form factor. There are very few abilities that you lose but that depends on the motherboard. Micro ATX takes the best the larger ATX form factor has to offer but shrinks it to a slightly smaller footprint and is still capable of being upgraded (since it can still have multiple PCIe slots, 4 RAM slots, etc.). Here's a build optimized to your budget, the only thing missing is a mouse. I replaced the existing keyboard for a mechanical one for just a little bit more. You can go with this case if that's the one you had in mind earlier (V21): https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QMp323/thermaltake-case-ca1d500s1wn00 [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HTbP7h) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HTbP7h/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $242.89 @ B&H **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace **Motherboard** | [ASRock Z270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bqVBD3/asrock-z270m-pro4-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270m-pro4) | $119.99 @ Amazon **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $93.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $75.31 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006) | $69.80 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4XyxFT/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1070wf2oc-8gd) | $369.99 @ Amazon **Case** | [Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w) | $79.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1) | $78.89 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di) | $29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace **Monitor** | [Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/D7hj4D/acer-monitor-umkg7aa002) | $233.99 @ Jet **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $86.00 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1624.40 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$1604.40** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-15 17:26 EST-0500 |

  • Arnaldo Hickle

    i should of just linked this [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wMLy9W) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wMLy9W/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ykphP6/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | $148.67 @ Amazon **Motherboard** | [Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX AM3+ Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jntWGX/asus-motherboard-970progamingaura) | $102.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Bx4gXL/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m1a1866c10) | $58.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Bx4gXL/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m1a1866c10) | $58.98 @ Newegg **Storage** | [OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rwcMnQ/ocz-internal-hard-drive-trn15025sat3240g) |- **Storage** | [Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LnDwrH/hitachi-internal-hard-drive-hds721010dle630) |- **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/p3Z2FT/asus-video-card-turbogtx960oc4gd5) |- **Case** | [Antec P100 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qszv6h/antec-case-p100) | $69.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [Antec 550W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bZL7YJ/antec-power-supply-vp550f) | $121.50 @ Amazon **Optical Drive** | [\*LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9nQRsY/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsc0b) | $16.88 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/96RFf7/microsoft-os-kw900139) | $99.98 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Corsair ML120 Pro LED Red 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MpBrxr/corsair-co-9050042-ww-750-cfm-120mm-fan-co-9050042-ww) | $24.99 @ Newegg **Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $259.99 @ Amazon **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/s8Trxr/logitech-keyboard-920006519) | $144.65 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BFjG3C/logitech-mouse-910002871) | $55.58 @ Amazon **Headphones** | [Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DMLypg/logitech-headphones-981000257) | $69.99 @ Newegg **External Storage** | [Western Digital My Passport Slim 1TB External Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y46BD3/western-digital-external-hard-drive-wdbgmt0010balnesn) | $87.55 @ Amazon **Other** | [NVIDIA NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4kgPxr/nvidia-nvidia-3d-vision-2-wireless-glasses-kit-model) | $119.99 @ Best Buy | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1450.70 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$1440.70** | \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria | | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-03-01 23:44 EST-0500 |

  • Rachel Streich

    Holy sweet mother of out-dated tech! Good lord, man! A modern day Pentium would outperform that crap. Okay, yeah, the i7-7700K will be fantastic. Try this massive drop in price on for size. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2rJyyf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2rJyyf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $343.49 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KvvZxr/msi-z270-a-pro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-a-pro) | $114.99 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2mkwrH/corsair-memory-cmk64gx4m4b3000c15) | $399.99 @ Corsair **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RbvZxr/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e1t0bam) | $319.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cpw323/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2002faex) | $149.88 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FwcMnQ/msi-video-card-geforcegtx1080armor8goc) | $598.45 @ Amazon **Case** | [Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6QJwrH/corsair-case-400r) | $90.98 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfJwrH/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $99.88 @ OutletPC **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $18.80 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfH48d/microsoft-os-fqc08930) | $100.17 @ Amazon **Case Fan** | [Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sKzv6h/noctua-case-fan-nfp121300) | $18.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sKzv6h/noctua-case-fan-nfp121300) | $18.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sKzv6h/noctua-case-fan-nfp121300) | $18.88 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sKzv6h/noctua-case-fan-nfp121300) | $18.88 @ OutletPC **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $78.98 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2446.00 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$2426.00** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-03 16:02 EST-0500 | It will still beat the hell out of what you've got and has great parts and great performance. I will mention those honeycomb mesh cases can have some airflow "whistle" caused by the messhing. So just be aware the acoustics might be a little loud, but probably still better than what you're used to.

  • Ethan Padberg

    Here, got a non-K CPU instead to save you money. As for the mech keyboard, I **don't** recommend the DeathStalker; Razer mech keyboards are very flimsy in my experience. If you want an RGB mechanical keyboard, I suggested you one. Although it's twice as expensive as the DeathStalker, it's pretty and shouldn't be flimsy. You can always get a Logitech G710+ if you want a cheaper one, which is probably around the DeathStalker price, but without RGB backlighting. [PCPartPicker part list](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/bZWTjc) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/bZWTjc/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | £193.99 @ Aria PC **Motherboard** | [Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Kjs8TW/asus-prime-b250-plus-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-b250-plus) | £89.99 @ Amazon UK **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | £87.50 @ Aria PC **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam) | £86.98 @ Amazon UK **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | £45.00 @ Amazon UK **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YpH48d/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-g1-gaming-video-card-gv-n1070g1-gaming-8gd) | £397.99 @ Aria PC **Case** | [Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/xjZ2FT/phanteks-case-phec416pbk) | £55.56 @ Aria PC **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1) | £78.94 @ CCL Computers **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Mk648d/microsoft-os-kw900265) | £83.90 @ More Computers **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di) | £32.46 @ Amazon UK **Keyboard** | [Corsair K70 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/HQgPxr/corsair-k70-lux-rgb-wired-gaming-keyboard-ch-9101012-uk) | £147.99 @ Ebuyer **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Lj4NnQ/razer-mouse-rz0101210100r3u1) | £42.95 **Other** | [LG 23MP68VQ 23-Inch Class Full HD IPS LED Monitor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hQRFf7/lg-23mp68vq-23-inch-class-full-hd-ips-led-monitor) | £134.12 @ Amazon UK | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **£1477.37** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-14 10:33 GMT+0000 |

  • Emma Schultz

    Your build doesn't look bad, but a couple things: * You want DDR4 ram. With your budget there is no reason not to get 2x8 GB sticks for 16GBs. This is pointed out to you if you click compatibility notes on thepcpartpicker page you linked. * That motherboard isn't for overclocking. You'll want a motherboard with a Z270 chipset to overclock Kaby Lake CPUs. That motherboard is also insanely expensive...no idea why. Don't need to spend more than $120 on a Z270 motherboard.. * If you want to liquid cool, go for it. But you'll manage just fine air cooling unless you plan to really push your limits overclocking. Don't really have any reason to though, so I'd save some money and get something like the [cryorig h7](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7). * You can probably find a cheaper GTX 1070 if you look a little bit. Try Jet.com and check r/buildapcsales. Last but not least, you would be best off waiting a couple weeks for AMD to release Ryzen (their next CPU line up. It's expected to perform on par with Skylake/Kabylake for a cheaper price. It might out perform them, and it might not. We don't have enough information to know until it's released. But if you don't want to wait... [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8BkbGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8BkbGf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $238.75 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/T6PzK8/gigabyte-ga-z270m-d3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-z270m-d3h) | $119.89 @ OutletPC **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mtp323/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16r) | $129.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $159.99 @ Jet **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ph38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-video-card-08g-p4-5173-kr) | $379.99 @ Jet **Case** | [Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DhM323/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5ti) | $79.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfJwrH/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $99.99 @ B&H **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $92.99 @ B&H **Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $267.99 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1687.98** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-19 00:05 EST-0500 | Can drop another $30 off the GPU @ Jet using code TRIPLE15 at checkout.

  • Julien Thiel

    2x4 ram better ssd better PSU [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8QVRHN) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8QVRHN/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $197.99 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h) | $73.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TZwqqs/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gis) | $52.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $79.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pvZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-armor-8g-oc-video-card-rx-480-armor-8g-oc) | $219.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vBTrxr/fractal-design-define-mini-c-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk) | $74.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm) | $69.99 @ Newegg **Monitor** | [Asus VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MZYXsY/asus-monitor-vs228hp) | $102.89 @ Amazon **Monitor** | [Asus VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MZYXsY/asus-monitor-vs228hp) | $102.89 @ Amazon **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $78.98 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ggbkcf/corsair-mouse-ch9300011na) | $56.99 @ Newegg **Other** | [Atlantic 33950212 Gaming Desk Pro](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d97CmG/atlantic-33950212-gaming-desk-pro) | $115.29 @ Amazon **Other** | [EZM Dual Monitor Mount Stand holds monitors up to 27" widescreen. Uses standard Vesa mount. Clamps to Desk. (002-0007)](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZTPzK8/ezm-dual-monitor-mount-stand-holds-monitors-up-to-27-widescreen-uses-standard-vesa-mount-clamps-to-desk-002-0007) | $35.95 **Other** | [New Gaming Chair High-back Computer Chair Ergonomic Design Racing Chair](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Qm38TW/new-gaming-chair-high-back-computer-chair-ergonomic-design-racing-chair) | $120.00 **Other**| windows 10 pro| $33.00 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1465.24** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-07 10:46 EST-0500 |

  • Johnson O'Keefe

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2pFwCy) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2pFwCy/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $260.98 @ DirectCanada **Motherboard** | [MSI B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qjs8TW/msi-b250m-pro-vdh-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro-vdh) | $106.22 @ shopRBC **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/y9rcCJ/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2400c16) | $124.98 @ DirectCanada **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $93.98 @ DirectCanada **Storage** | [Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/44Gj4D/seagate-barracuda-1tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm010) | $62.25 @ shopRBC **Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/pvZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-armor-8g-oc-video-card-rx-480-armor-8g-oc) | $319.00 @ Vuugo **Case** | [Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/QMp323/thermaltake-case-ca1d500s1wn00) | $79.98 @ DirectCanada **Power Supply** | [EVGA BQ 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/8P7CmG/evga-bq-500w-80-bronze-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-110-bq-0500-k1) | $59.99 @ Newegg Canada **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $94.98 @ Amazon Canada | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1217.36 | Mail-in rebates | -$15.00 | **Total** | **$1202.36** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-18 17:43 EST-0500 | The i5 CPU + RX 480 should give your son great performance for gaming. It should also hold up well for basic programming. The RX 480 is likely overkill for the first few games you mentioned but Resident Evil 7 (according to some benchmarks), needs at least an RX 470 to run stable 60fps and so I went with the beefier RX 480 as it'll last him longer if he ever wants to pick up more intensive games in the future. 16GB of RAM is more than sufficient for those tasks and I went with it over 8GB because it is more futureproof and the budget was available. 250GB SSD for the boot drive + a 1TB HDD for extra storage (games, media, etc.). I packed it all in a cube form factor case with a top window (although you can position the window anywhere, it's a fairly modular case in that sense). Is he looking for the type of connector found at the extreme left of this image?: https://www.msi.com/asset/resize/image/global/product/product_9_20161215144211_58523b433b256.png62405b38c58fe0f07fcef2367d8a9ba1/600.png Anyways, I added a mechanical gaming keyboard that is quite well rated by reviewers and consumers alike.

  • Gerardo Goodwin

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X8jM2R) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X8jM2R/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $196.33 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h) | $73.89 @ OutletPC **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vWrxr/gskill-memory-f42400c15d16gvr) | $96.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $159.99 @ Jet **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7wgPxr/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-gaming-x-video-card-radeon-rx-480-gaming-x-8g) | $229.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shtWGX/corsair-case-cc9011086ww) | $39.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm) | $59.99 @ Newegg **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Software** | [Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pF8H99/microsoft-software-79g04368) | $115.00 @ Amazon **Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KJfmP6/tp-link-archer-t6e-ac1300-none-wi-fi-adapter-archer-t6e) | $49.89 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PmyFf7/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01) | $179.99 @ Newegg **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $116.99 @ Best Buy **Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FWNp99/logitech-headphones-981000536) | $39.99 @ Jet | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1546.94 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00 | **Total** | **$1496.94** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-22 14:39 EST-0500 | 1. Kaby lake mobo and cpu (Wait for ryzen if you can) 1. Cheaper RAM 1. Only 1 hdd is fine, dont worry about the RAID 1. Do you or your friend happen to be in college or anything? You can windows and office for free usually if you or someone close to you is. 1. Dropped all the fans, dont really need them 1. 144hz monitor And in budget! If you have questions let me know!

  • Janet Kohler

    Price check on selling this RIG with or without peripherals (mouse, keyboard). [PCPartPicker part list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2C2bGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2C2bGf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/DNrG3C/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) |- **CPU Cooler** | [Deepcool Maelstrom 240T 167.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/42rcCJ/deepcool-maelstrom-240t-1673-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-maelstrom-240t) |- **Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/zN8Zxr/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as512g) | $19.99 @ Newegg Canada **Motherboard** | [Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/msw323/asus-motherboard-maximusvihero) |- **Memory** | [G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Wg6BD3/gskill-memory-f32400c10d8gtx) | $79.99 @ Newegg Canada **Storage** | [OCZ Vector 180 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/n6X2FT/ocz-internal-hard-drive-vtr18025sat3120g) | $339.27 @ Amazon Canada **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/NLs8TW/crucial-mx300-750gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct750mx300ssd1) | $265.50 @ Vuugo **Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Fz2kcf/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1003fzex) | $96.74 @ Vuugo **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/gc9KHx/sapphire-video-card-1003523l) |- **Case** | [Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/vCYXsY/corsair-case-500rwt) | $149.50 @ Vuugo **Power Supply** | [Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/nqn2FT/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu750hx) |- **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $24.24 @ Vuugo **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 OEM 64-bit](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dRmLrH/microsoft-os-glc01844) |- **Sound Card** | [Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/HnxfrH/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) | $121.10 @ NCIX **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $94.99 @ Newegg Canada **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZdZQzy/razer-mouse-rz0100840100r3u1) |- | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1191.32** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-17 20:24 EST-0500 |

  • Jordi Heidenreich

    Booting off SSD. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sjMJqk) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sjMJqk/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Tvzv6h/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $235.99 @ Jet **CPU Cooler** | [be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9bFPxr/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk019) | $84.90 @ Newegg Marketplace **Motherboard** | [MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DHYXsY/msi-motherboard-z97g45gaming) |- **Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Gnzv6h/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16gar) | $94.99 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QBsKHx/kingston-memory-hx313c9fbk28) | $61.09 @ Amazon **Storage** | [PNY CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vwPzK8/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd7cs1111240rb) | $87.28 @ Amazon **Storage** | [PNY CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vwPzK8/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd7cs1111240rb) | $87.28 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dCxfrH/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $49.99 @ Newegg **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/M2mxFT/sapphire-video-card-112470340g) | $254.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fkTrxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bkow) | $99.99 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JYyFf7/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr) | $76.99 @ NCIX US **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfH48d/microsoft-os-fqc08930) | $99.99 @ Amazon **Monitor** | [Philips 246V5LHAB/27 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YH6BD3/philips-monitor-246v5lhab27) |- **Monitor** | [Acer G237HLbi 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4Xg323/acer-monitor-umvg7aa001) |- **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $0.00 **Keyboard** | [Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rHzZxr/corsair-keyboard-ch9000121na) | $149.99 @ Best Buy **Mouse** | [Logitech G700s Wireless Laser Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/29V48d/logitech-mouse-910003584) | $55.28 @ Amazon **Other**| Blue Snowball Microphone (Orange)| $59.99 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1498.74** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-03-01 22:37 EST-0500 |

  • Lester Labadie

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XqVq7h) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XqVq7h/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $196.43 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QXdFf7/asrock-b250m-pro4-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro4) | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz **Memory** | [ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Gv8Zxr/a-data-memory-ax4u2400w8g16drz) | $94.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/m34NnQ/sandisk-ssd-plus-120gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-120g-g26) | $43.74 @ B&H **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ph38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-video-card-08g-p4-5173-kr) | $379.99 @ Jet **Case** | [NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ms6BD3/nzxt-case-cas340wb1) | $64.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1) | $78.89 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PmyFf7/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01) | $197.98 @ Directron **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $77.39 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Lj4NnQ/razer-mouse-rz0101210100r3u1) | $49.96 @ B&H **Headphones** | [SteelSeries Arctis 5 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JkzZxr/steelseries-arctis-5-71-channel-headset-61443) | $99.99 @ B&H | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1521.25 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | **Total** | **$1501.25** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-13 16:45 EST-0500 | No problem about the confusion, windows can be installed in usb and yeah who really uses disks lol? Changes: 1. The k series cpu is for OCing, this one is locked 1. Dropped the cpu cooler, the non k series ones come with a stock one that is good. 1. B250 chipset is plenty. 1. 16gb RAM 1. Storage is good! 1. 1070 is a beast for 1080p144hz, will last a good while 1. The mid tower case has plenty of room for all your stuff and great psu shroud and cable management features. 1. Cheaper monitor. Do you have anymore questions?

  • Dana Predovic

    RIG: [PCPartPicker part list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2C2bGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/2C2bGf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/DNrG3C/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) |- **CPU Cooler** | [Deepcool Maelstrom 240T 167.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/42rcCJ/deepcool-maelstrom-240t-1673-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-maelstrom-240t) |- **Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/zN8Zxr/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as512g) | $19.99 @ Newegg Canada **Motherboard** | [Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/msw323/asus-motherboard-maximusvihero) |- **Memory** | [G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Wg6BD3/gskill-memory-f32400c10d8gtx) | $79.99 @ Newegg Canada **Storage** | [OCZ Vector 180 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/n6X2FT/ocz-internal-hard-drive-vtr18025sat3120g) | $339.27 @ Amazon Canada **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/NLs8TW/crucial-mx300-750gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct750mx300ssd1) | $265.50 @ Vuugo **Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Fz2kcf/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1003fzex) | $96.74 @ Vuugo **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/gc9KHx/sapphire-video-card-1003523l) |- **Case** | [Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/vCYXsY/corsair-case-500rwt) | $149.50 @ Vuugo **Power Supply** | [Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/nqn2FT/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu750hx) |- **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $24.24 @ Vuugo **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 OEM 64-bit](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dRmLrH/microsoft-os-glc01844) |- **Sound Card** | [Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/HnxfrH/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) | $121.10 @ NCIX **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $94.99 @ Newegg Canada **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZdZQzy/razer-mouse-rz0100840100r3u1) |- | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1191.32** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-17 20:24 EST-0500 |

  • Isaias Cartwright

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/g3NdtJ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/g3NdtJ/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $338.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus PRIME Z270-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VVZ2FT/asus-prime-z270-ar-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z270-ar) | $159.95 @ B&H **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vWrxr/gskill-memory-f42400c15d16gvr) | $96.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8jH48d/sandisk-ssd-plus-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-240g-g26) | $74.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7wgPxr/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-gaming-x-video-card-radeon-rx-480-gaming-x-8g) | $229.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cTQypg/corsair-case-200r) | $59.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1) | $78.89 @ OutletPC **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2v9KHx/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $17.88 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di) | $29.99 @ SuperBiiz **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $71.99 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [SteelSeries Rival 300 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ggtWGX/steelseries-mouse-62351) | $44.99 @ NCIX US | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1412.33 | Mail-in rebates | -$35.00 | **Total** | **$1377.33** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-24 12:24 EST-0500 | Since you're gonna be sticking to 1080p 60Hz monitors, you really don't need more than an RX 480. It can handle any game out now at 60 FPS. The keyboard and mouse would depend on you, I've just put in a solid Cherry MX Brown keyboard and a solid performing mouse.

  • Magali Kunze

    Would you need an i7 for modeling? No. Would you want one? Absolutely. That is, if you don't want to wait 40-60% more time to render (6600k vs 7700k). However, that would be slightly more expensive. Your case is also obscenely expensive. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bwTmQV) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bwTmQV/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $344.75 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KvvZxr/msi-z270-a-pro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-a-pro) | $114.99 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6rrcCJ/corsair-memory-cmk32gx4m2b3200c16) | $204.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $169.49 @ OutletPC **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gwBv6h/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm001) | $82.48 @ Amazon **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NJM323/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-geforce-gtx-1070-armor-8g-oc) | $383.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cTQypg/corsair-case-200r) | $58.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9q4NnQ/evga-power-supply-220g20650y1) | $88.89 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G4H323/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800) | $35.49 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $269.00 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $82.00 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.99 @ Best Buy | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2078.51 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | **Total** | **$2038.51** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-22 09:11 EST-0500 | 7700k, 2x16 RAM, much cheaper case, 650W PSU (and even 650W is a bit too much, but 550W is only 10$ cheaper).

  • Carter Lindgren

    Here you go, well optimized and went ahead and through a white theme on it. That case had plenty of room in it. Great new PSU. That SSD is faster than normal SSD, but not as fast as most NVMe SSD's. Like /u/BruceLeeSin said, you don't need an AIO. Air cooling is almost as good, but way easier and safer to maintain. However, if you're willing to pay more, I recommend the ASUS dual 1070, as it's all white and would match the theme I made. Tell me what you think! [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MXKN9W) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MXKN9W/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $238.75 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dZjWGX/msi-z270-krait-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-krait-gaming) | $159.99 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7PFXsY/corsair-vengeance-led-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmu16gx4m2c3000c15) | $115.49 @ Jet **Storage** | [Intel 600p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w34NnQ/intel-600p-series-512gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ssdpekkw512g7x1) | $179.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ph38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-video-card-08g-p4-5173-kr) | $379.99 @ Jet **Case** | [Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZjTmP6/cooler-master-case-sgc5000wkwn1) | $99.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650) | $80.99 @ Newegg **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $267.99 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $83.53 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1849.50 | Mail-in rebates | -$70.00 | **Total** | **$1779.50** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-19 00:19 EST-0500 |

  • Maxine Fisher

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9hqFYr) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9hqFYr/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $328.98 @ DirectCanada **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $36.85 @ Vuugo **Motherboard** | [ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/WxkwrH/asrock-z270-pro4-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-pro4) | $150.97 @ NCIX **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $119.99 @ Amazon Canada **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $93.98 @ DirectCanada **Storage** | [Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/44Gj4D/seagate-barracuda-1tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm010) | $54.99 @ Newegg Canada **Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7wgPxr/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-gaming-x-video-card-radeon-rx-480-gaming-x-8g) | $334.99 @ Newegg Canada **Case** | [BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/vk98TW/bitfenix-case-bfxnov100kkwskrp) | $43.64 @ DirectCanada **Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr) | $59.98 @ DirectCanada **Monitor** | [AOC G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/hqmxFT/aoc-monitor-g2260vwq6) | $149.99 @ Newegg Canada **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $92.99 @ Amazon Canada **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $87.81 @ Amazon Canada | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1585.16 | Mail-in rebates | -$30.00 | **Total** | **$1555.16** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-15 17:53 EST-0500 | You can swap out the peripherals (KB+M) for something cheaper if the budget is too high. I was able to fit in the latest Kaby Lake overclockable i5 CPU + RX 480 GPU which should let you take advantage of that Freesync 75Hz monitor and play most games at ultra settings at that refresh rate. 16GB of RAM should be more than enough for gaming and is quite futureproof. 250GB SSD for the boot drive + a 1TB HDD for extra storage. If you have any questions regarding the build, feel free to ask!

  • Rosendo Jakubowski

    PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/s2HZGf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/s2HZGf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gx648d/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k) | $234.88 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hyQRsY/be-quiet-pure-rock-slim-351-cfm-cpu-cooler-bk008) | $23.99 @ SuperBiiz **Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RrG3C/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g) | $7.49 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus TUF Z270 MARK 2 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z4wqqs/asus-z270-mk2-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-mk2) | $149.00 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bVnG3C/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m4a2133c13) | $119.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZNBrxr/samsung-960-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e250) | $129.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.33 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ph38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-video-card-08g-p4-5173-kr) | $379.99 @ B&H **Case** | [Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVwqqs/phanteks-case-phes515pabk) | $89.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) | $77.88 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [SilenX EFX-14-12 48.0 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/djdqqs/silenx-case-fan-efx1412) | $14.49 @ OutletPC **Case Fan** | [SilenX EFX-14-12 48.0 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/djdqqs/silenx-case-fan-efx1412) | $14.49 @ OutletPC **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $79.97 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $59.99 @ Best Buy | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1545.05 | Mail-in rebates | -$25.00 | **Total** | **$1520.05** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-27 11:16 EST-0500 |

  • Demetrius Thompson

    Here is my build that I've put together over the last 3 years: [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fLXq7h) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fLXq7h/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gx648d/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k) | $236.11 @ Amazon **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w37wrH/corsair-cpu-cooler-h55) | $59.99 @ Amazon **Motherboard** | [ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6JfmP6/asrock-motherboard-z170mextreme4) | $124.99 @ Amazon **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WCL7YJ/gskill-memory-f42800c15d16gvr) | $106.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [ADATA Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KTCrxr/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3480gmc) | $133.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.99 @ Amazon **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zp98TW/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5) | $391.18 @ Amazon **Case** | [Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QMp323/thermaltake-case-ca1d500s1wn00) | $62.99 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HvTmP6/evga-power-supply-100w10430kr) | $34.99 @ Amazon **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $92.99 @ Best Buy **Monitor** | [BenQ GW2765HT 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YZn2FT/benq-monitor-gw2765ht) | $318.99 @ Best Buy **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $76.99 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KFQypg/logitech-mouse-910003820) | $39.99 @ Amazon **Other** | [BitFenix BFA-MAG-30RK15-RP Magnetic LED-Strip 30CM 15 LED Red](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KGPzK8/bitfenix-bfa-mag-30rk15-rp-magnetic-led-strip-30cm-15-led-red) | $22.98 @ Newegg **Other** | [BitFenix BFA-MAG-30RK15-RP Magnetic LED-Strip 30CM 15 LED Red](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KGPzK8/bitfenix-bfa-mag-30rk15-rp-magnetic-led-strip-30cm-15-led-red) | $22.98 @ Newegg | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1776.14** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-08 14:27 EST-0500 | The power calculator for my system: http://imgur.com/a/4OfLf

  • Selmer Gleason

    Here is the PCPartPicker list for the link you provided. [Here's how to do it on your own.](http://i.imgur.com/nk7CZom.png) ---- [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qxhX3F) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qxhX3F/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Td98TW/intel-cpu-bx80671i76800k) | $409.99 @ SuperBiiz **CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ld3RsY/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060016ww) | $103.99 @ B&H **Motherboard** | [MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ysL7YJ/msi-x99a-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-lga2011-3-motherboard-x99a-gaming-pro-carbon) | $324.99 @ SuperBiiz **Storage** | [Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZNBrxr/samsung-960-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e250) | $129.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FrH48d/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e500bam) | $169.49 @ OutletPC **Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZPx9TW/evga-video-card-04gp42978kr) | $499.89 @ OutletPC **Power Supply** | [EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LCfp99/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr) | $116.98 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfH48d/microsoft-os-fqc08930) | $129.77 @ OutletPC **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/s8Trxr/logitech-keyboard-920006519) | $134.00 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $77.44 @ Amazon **Headphones** | [Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/p6hj4D/kingston-headphones-khxhscpgm) | $99.99 @ B&H **Other**| G.SKILL TridentZ (4X8GB)| $179.99 **Other**| CaseLabs BH7| $230.00 **Other**| HP x2301| **Other**| Audio Technica AT-2035 Microphone| $119.99 **Other**| Seinberg UR12 XLR Interface| $84.99 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2841.49 | Mail-in rebates | -$30.00 | **Total** | **$2811.49** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-28 17:58 EST-0500 | This bot is in **no way** associated with PC Part Picker. ---- *[I am a bot](http://i.imgur.com/j916D2z.png)* - This action was done automatically. Please direct any questions or concerns ( or bug reports ) to [\/u\/eegras](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=eegras&subject=&message=) - [About /u/PCMRBot](http://pcmrbot.eegras.com)

  • Flo Marks

    Here is a 1070 build: [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MvZY2R) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MvZY2R/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k) | $358.01 @ Amazon **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $43.53 @ Amazon **Motherboard** | [Asus PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7VZ2FT/asus-prime-z270-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z270-a) | $179.96 @ Amazon **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $105.74 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rrvZxr/crucial-mx300-275gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct275mx300ssd1) | $86.09 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $58.79 @ Amazon **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4XyxFT/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1070wf2oc-8gd) | $369.99 @ Amazon **Case** | [NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Vpdqqs/nzxt-case-cas340ww1) | $90.39 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9q4NnQ/evga-power-supply-220g20650y1) | $102.24 @ Amazon **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $90.72 @ Amazon **Software** | [Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pF8H99/microsoft-software-79g04368) | $118.98 @ Amazon **Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G4H323/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800) | $43.99 @ Amazon **Monitor** | [AOC G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZBZ2FT/aoc-monitor-g2460pf) | $199.99 @ Amazon **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $86.00 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $68.38 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$2002.80** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-15 18:38 EST-0500 |

  • Nels Fay

    Here you go. Much better builder friendly case. No need fo rall those extra fans. Cheaper and better ssd. Newest kaby lake cpu and newer z270 mobo. [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q8gpNN) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q8gpNN/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $232.99 @ SuperBiiz **CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xxphP6/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9i) | $46.69 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yY8H99/msi-z270-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-gaming-pro-carbon) | $174.99 @ B&H **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hx648d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2400c14r) | $114.88 @ OutletPC **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/34Nypg/crucial-mx300-525gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct525mx300ssd4) | $145.99 @ SuperBiiz **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XC648d/msi-video-card-gtx1080gamingx8g) | $647.46 @ B&H **Case** | [Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FbKhP6/corsair-case-cc9011081ww) | $99.99 @ Best Buy **Power Supply** | [Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na) | $109.10 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BcTrxr/dell-monitor-s2716dg) | $634.64 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $84.52 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $67.79 @ Amazon **Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FWNp99/logitech-headphones-981000536) | $39.99 @ Best Buy **Other** | [Rosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap Components RTK-002, Black/Yellow](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Rh38TW/rosewill-esd-anti-static-wrist-strap-components-rtk-002-blackyellow) | $5.99 @ Newegg | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2503.60 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$2493.60** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-02-06 13:21 EST-0500 |

  • Reuben Schmeler

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kbVQhq) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kbVQhq/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | $198.88 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h) | $73.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9bhj4D/gskill-memory-f42400c15d16gvs) | $99.59 @ Newegg Marketplace **Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7YQRsY/a-data-ultimate-su800-256gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-256gt-c) | $74.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dCxfrH/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $47.99 @ Jet **Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KC648d/zotac-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-amp-edition-video-card-zt-p10800c-10p) | $580.66 @ B&H **Case** | [Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w) | $79.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr) | $77.88 @ OutletPC **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $88.58 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VX248H 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vvH323/asus-monitor-vx248h) | $169.99 @ Newegg **Monitor** | [Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nt7CmG/acer-xf240h-240-144hz-monitor-xf240h) | $199.99 @ Newegg **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $77.43 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJM323/logitech-mouse-910004615) | $58.49 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1888.32 | Mail-in rebates | -$25.00 | **Total** | **$1863.32** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-27 01:47 EST-0500 |

  • Theo Olson

    Just couple of changes to reduce your costs: Newer CPU+mobo, better cooler, dual sticks instead of quad sticks of ram. Cheaper SSD and in M.2 form, cheaper case but a good one nonetheless [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6kh9yf) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6kh9yf/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQM323/intel-core-i5-7600k-38ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57600k) | $239.99 @ SuperBiiz **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | $34.88 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus PRIME Z270-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xwH48d/asus-prime-z270-p-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z270-p) | $134.23 @ Newegg Marketplace **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6rrcCJ/corsair-memory-cmk32gx4m2b3200c16) | $204.99 @ NCIX US **Storage** | [Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/34Nypg/crucial-mx300-525gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct525mx300ssd4) | $134.99 @ B&H **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gwBv6h/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm001) | $82.48 @ Amazon **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NJM323/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-geforce-gtx-1070-armor-8g-oc) | $398.99 @ SuperBiiz **Case** | [NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tD38TW/nzxt-case-cas340wbr1) | $59.99 @ NCIX US **Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9q4NnQ/evga-power-supply-220g20650y1) | $89.49 @ SuperBiiz **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $89.99 @ NCIX US **Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G4H323/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800) | $35.49 @ OutletPC **Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $269.00 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $82.00 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VfYXsY/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.99 @ Best Buy | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$1936.50** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-22 09:06 EST-0500 |

  • Josianne O'Connell

    You're spending a lot more money than you need to if all you're really looking for is "mid-to-high settings, preferably 30-60 fps" The rig you've built here will kick the ever living shit out of anything at 1080p, do solid 60 FPS at 1440p, at Ultra on virtually any game, and could do 4k gaming on some titles. If that is all you're really going for, you can drop to an i5, ditch the aftermarket cooler, drop to a B250m board, 8G memory etc... So, do you want "mid-to-high settings, preferably 30-60 fps" or do you want a $1,700 build? If you really just want a budget box for 30-60 FPS, then this build would get it done - peripherals and OS pricing included: [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dnyMm8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dnyMm8/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Pentium G4620 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2cVBD3/intel-pentium-g4620-37ghz-dual-core-processor-bx80677g4620) | $92.99 @ B&H **Motherboard** | [ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QXdFf7/asrock-b250m-pro4-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-pro4) | $82.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/46RFf7/gskill-memory-f42800c15d8gvrb) | $50.99 @ Newegg **Storage** | [Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JFJwrH/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhii480gg25) | $132.94 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $49.99 @ Amazon **Video Card** | [Asus Radeon RX 460 2GB Dual OC Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sL98TW/asus-radeon-rx-460-2gb-dual-oc-video-card-dual-rx460-o2g) | $92.99 @ Newegg **Case** | [Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shtWGX/corsair-case-cc9011086ww) | $49.99 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TgW9TW/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze) | $64.99 @ Newegg **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wskwrH/microsoft-os-kw900016) | $109.98 @ B&H **Monitor** | [BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mWV48d/benq-monitor-gl2460hm) | $129.00 @ B&H **Keyboard** | [Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GBCwrH/logitech-keyboard-920003887) | $77.43 @ Amazon **Mouse** | [AZIO EXO1 Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XbX2FT/azio-mouse-exo1) | $7.99 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$942.26** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-01-29 01:08 EST-0500 |

  • Santos Johns

    IMO you should spend a bit more on the case. That case doesn't seem to have a window and you will be seeing it a lot and it shouldn't be an eye sore. While I am at it, I suggest a different. I don't think it is better or worse than the one he recommended but aesthetically the one OP chose really stands out which you might like but I think it is ugly. There are a ton of other choices you can choose from. This one is pretty neutral: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe it is 20 dollars more but it will fit in any setting. Overall his hardware choices are fine but I think they could look better. Heres one I made with similar specs just a few changes [PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QJhRHN) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QJhRHN/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7V7CmG/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700) | $2