Elden ring are great runes permanent

Fashion Souls

2014.04.02 01:15 ninjaman145 Fashion Souls

Described by GQ magazine as the "hub for sartorially-conscious players" of FromSoft games, Fashion Souls is your one-stop shop for Elden Bling, Fashion Souls, and Demon's Drip.
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2022.02.27 19:29 Berrek PatchesEmporium

Patches Emporium - Elden Ring Trading. A place for you, my dear tarnished, to help your fellows as they seek to become the elden lord. Make & grant requests for items, gear, runes, etc.
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2016.04.25 10:32 Summon Sign

Welcome to Summon Sign, this subreddit is dedicated to online multiplayer in the Souls series and was made for you to: Request help with a boss or area; Offer help with bosses and areas; Find co-op partners; Arrange for PvP matches.
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2023.06.04 19:06 holby80 So.... are we going dark

I know were little but just curious?
What's going on? A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.
What's the plan? On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
What can you do?
Complain. Message the mods of /reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message reddit : submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord.
Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.>
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2023.06.04 19:05 One_Bunch_7770 Demon Souls or Elden Ring?

I want to get into souls like games but I am not really sure where to start. While I love challenging games, I don't want them to be too challenging to the point where I can't beat them. I've heard that elden ring is easier than most fromsoftware games because it's open world but at them same time I've heard it's bosses are some of the most difficult. I haven't heard much about the demon souls remake, but it looks good. What would be the better choice as an entry point into souls like games?
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2023.06.04 19:04 HilmaAfKunt Seeking career advice: too soon to go for promotion?

I (F37) recently got my first salaried job within a small arts/cultural organisation, having worked as a freelancer for 20 years and I've been hit with a bit of a curveball that I could do with some perspective on how to handle.
It's an 'everything to play for' situation but I feel that should tread carefully and not be too hasty.
My role has a very specific remit, managing two strands of activity, both public facing, but now my line manager, the exec director of the company, is leaving (would have been great to know this before I signed my contract!) and we will have an interim exec director until the end of the year when a permanent replacement will be recruited.
I would like a pay rise and to renegotiate my position to that of creative director, which is fair as I am now 'inheriting' a lot of stuff held by the current exec (that is more specific to my existing role anyway) and I have a lot of ideas on how to develop the company, particularly interns of international reputation and creative output. Current board members, staff and partners have remarked that I have a lot to bring to the company and are generally very complimentary about my work and ideas.
I am planning to propose this change at the next board meeting in a couple of weeks, using the job description from a similar company as a template for my new remit, title and pay. This role is currently open, very appealing and I would go for it if it didn't include relocating to a city I don't want to live in.
Whilst I have only been in post for a few months I am already working faster and more innovatively than my predecessor, and have enough learning and experience to handle more responsibilities: I took the current post as a way to get in to working as part of a team/company, even though it is not as financially rewarding as I would like.
However, I am nervous as I have a lack of experience in dealing with hierarchies and governance structures and don't want to mess this up. My intention is to stay with and absolutely ace this role for 3-5 years with a view to directorship of larger and more influential organisations later on.
Should I:

Opinions, insights and personal anecdotes all welcome! Many thanks!
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2023.06.04 19:00 chemosabe [Meta] Don't let reddit kill third party apps

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface.
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free. This is very much the case here in /expats. We use mobile tools to mod on the go, giving us the ability to respond quickly to reports and deal with mod mail and such.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
What can you do?
  1. Complain. Message the mods of /reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord.
  3. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.
Further reading
https://www.reddit.com/Save3rdPartyApps/comments/13yh0jf/dont_let_reddit_kill_3rd_party_apps/
https://www.reddit.com/apolloapp/comments/13ws4w3/had_a_call_with_reddit_to_discuss_pricing_bad/
https://old.reddit.com/ModCoord/comments/1401qw5/incomplete_and_growing_list_of_participating/
https://www.reddit.com/SubredditDrama/comments/1404hwj/mods_of_rblind_reveal_that_removing_3rd_party/
https://www.reddit.com/redditdev/comments/13wsiks/api_update_enterprise_level_tier_for_large_scale/jmolrhn/?context=3
Open Letter regarding API pricing
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2023.06.04 18:59 Enterprise90 B-Show Stories! ROH Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool

Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool
March 3, 2007
Liverpool, England
The Liverpool Olympia
The main event, Nigel McGuinness versus Samoa Joe, was one of the few times in Nigel's career that he did not have an overwhelming home field advantage. Joe, in the midst of his ROH farewell tour, has support that equals if not surpasses Nigel's on this night. Nigel defeated Joe in a tag team match in Chicago, and the two men have had a couple of other run-ins on this tour. These two are capable of sleepwalking to a good match, but fortunately they put in the effort, probably motivated by the heavily-invested crowd. Joe got his shoulder smashed into the ring post, giving Nigel a target to focus on. Nigel went for the Tower of London on the outside, but Joe blocked it, and since Nigel wanted to play that game, he hits Nigel with a Muscle Buster on the ring apron. Referees begin helping NIgel to the back, but Joe questions Nigel's "intestinal fortitude" as JR would say, and Nigel returns to the match and slaps Joe in the face. Nigel kicks out of another Muscle Buster in the ring and a lariat. Joe finally puts things to bed with the Coquina Clutch.
In their first defense of their third reign with the ROH World Tag Team Championship, the tag teame aces, the Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) faced off with the Dragon Gate duo of Naruki Doi and Shingo. Lots of emphasis made on the open challenge made by the Briscoes for the following night in Liverpool at Finale, a sign of overlooking their challengers on this evening. And it is easy to see why, as I can't recall Doi and Shingo teaming in ROH before. There's a certain pace to the Briscoes that makes their matches exciting. They're fast, but it never feels like they are rushing through spots. Shingo accidentally hits Doi with a clothesline, allowing the Briscoes to hit Doi with Total Elimination and an assisted neckbreaker, but no finish. In a shocker, Shingo finishes things a cradle shock on Mark to win. This is a second huge upset on this tour, following Morishima defeating Homicide in Philadelphia. ROH has had a few short title reigns before, but the top dogs of the tag team division losing their first defense? Unprecedented for the company. After the match, Jay got on the mic and questioned whether he and his brother were getting soft and challenges his brother to a match for the following night to get back on track.
For the first time, the Full Impact Pro Heavyweight Championship was defended outside the US, allowing it the designation of a world championship. I'm not sure how official all that is, but that's PWI's guidelines. Full Impact Pro was the Florida-based sister promotion of ROH. Roderick Strong, the champion, defended against a very young Pac. Physically, Pac has "local competitor" vibes, but by this point had already developed a popular reputation in his homeland. FIP World Heavyweight Championship matches had a 20-count on the outside and could be lost via disqualification or countout. Strong takes the young Englishman to school and beats the hell out of him for most of the match. Pac finally finds an opening and starts hitting a variety of high-flying moves, including what would become known as the Red Arrow to the outside. He goes to the well one too many times however, and Strong decides to put the young man away with a kick and tiger driver. Strong gets huge heat for locking Pac in the liontamer after the match, but is run off by Delirious.
In a two-out-of-three falls match, longtime rivals Matt Sydal and Delirous faced off. Finally free of the tag titles, Sydal can be more of a cocky heel, while Delirious is an energetic tornado. The first fall was a feeling out period. Delirious hit Sydal with a big punt, and while the referee was attending to Sydal, Sydal sneaked in a low blow that allowed him to craddle Delirious for the first fall. Sydal takes to more heel tactics in the second fall, with lots of choking and other illegal tactics. Delirious finally catches a break and hits Sydal with his back splash/cobra stretch combo finish to win the second fall. Things really picked up with the third fall as both guys used their experience with each other to hit spots seamlessly. Once again, Sydal uses the referee to his advantage, shoving the ref into the ropes to gain an advantage and hitting Delirious with a top-rope belly-to-belly suplex for the win. A great match demonstrating great chemistry.
I think this was a very good show and the best of the tour thus far.
Other matches on this show:
You can find the B-Show Stories archieve here.
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2023.06.04 18:55 MobileApplication777 Can someone help with my load order?

Need help with organizing as well as if there are any suggestions to make my game look /play better that would be much appreciated as well.
USSEP
Display Enhancement
Nordic SkyHUD
Sovngarde Font
Paarthurnax Dilemma
Real Armies
Wear Multiple Rings
DAWN
Veydosebrom Regions
Landscape Fixes for Grass Mods
No Grassias Ultimate
CleverCharff AIO
Tamrielic Textures 1
Green Version ^
Detailed Terrain LOD
Elden Water
Natural Waterfalls
Enhanced Blood Textures
KS Hairdos Lite
Natural Eyes
Beards
CBBE
Fairskin with tattoos
Keos Skimpy Outfits
Insignificant Object Remover
Alternate Start
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2023.06.04 18:54 coldfries_ Rate my finale

We begin at the west house, since this is where it all started to crash and burn
Savitar confronts zoom and RF immediately after he is spawned in, asking them why he shouldn't kill them where they stand. We then get to see the three of them run while punching out each other, creating the same "tornado effect" that happened in the Allen house the day Nora died. (if you're wondering where godspeed is, he appears later in the episode) after around 10-12 seconds of absouloutely destroying the house, savitar get the best of them and has them in a choke hold, as he's about to kill them, Eddie makes his entrance and convinces savitar to work with him.
We're now at the hospital, as barry is telling iris about Eddie, RF and savitar storm the room, taking barry with them. Eddie then appears and comes in and takes iris with him for a trip through time, he shows her the memories she holds dearest to her heart, in an attempt to convince her of how great her life would be with him. He shows her what their daughter could be (played by zendaya, not Jessica Parker with a blonde wig 🤦). Iris is very emotional but she refuses. Eddie is furious, he takes her back to the west house (in the negative speed force) so he spawns in godspeed, he explains everything to him, and convinces him to help take down the flash. They all run back to 2023.
We arrive at the same spot where iris first realized barry was the flash, where she felt that spark. Thawne thought this would be a good place to kill barry, but just before zoom and RF can finish him off, Iris, godspeed, and Eddie arrive, Eddie pulls both RF and zoom away from barry, he wants the kill for himself. This is when team flash arrives, the distraction gives barry time to get up and join them.
We see the same face off, as they disperse godspeed immediately goes for Cecile, realistically, she can do nothing because she can't react faster than a speedster, he runs off with her and drags her up the side of a building, destroying the glass as they go.
Barry and Eddie run after each other, barry is trying to get to Cecile before she is thrown off the building by godspeed. Barry manages to get their in time, causing godspeed to multiply himself as we've seen him do before, this somehow makes him slower, slow enough for Cecile to use her powers to push him away, ramming him into the elevator on top of the building. The elevator falls with godspeed knocked out inside, once he's down, all his copies are killed. Now we have a standoff between Eddie and barry. Cecile is knocked out by her injuries. Barry fights Eddie, once he knocks out Eddie, he uses his lightning to try and extract the crystal from him, as the crystal is released from cobalt blue's body, we see him turn back into the normal eddie. However, the force of removing the crystal and the lightning are to much for Eddie to handle, he dead.
We get to see savitar and Nora fight, Nora knows that savitar tried to kill her mother, but she doesn't know who is under the mask. As she removes the mask from the knocked out savitar, just before she stabs him, she sees pizza face. She is very shocked, she runs away.
We see RF has run away to star labs, where he finds Chester, he says something about "the replacement" before he puts his hand through Chester's heart. He then waits on his old chair for the rest of team flash to show up. (he changed into his old clothes)
Barry comes in to the initial fight place (?), this is where he finds iris. Allegra, mark, and Khione are tending to her. Khione has used her powers to lessen her pain. Barry cicile, iris, and Khione go to star labs after instructing mark and allegra to check on godspeed. . When they get there, they see thawne, thawne stands up and runs through into his suit, jumping over the computers, barry runs towards him and they clash, both flying till they hit the flash suit that is on display. Khione has taken Cecile and iris to the speed lab. They fight, running up until they get to the same spot they fought him with arrow and fire guy (forgot his name). They fight until RF is about to kill barry, just then, he's stabbed in the back by savitar, savitar wanted the kill for himself. As savitar is about to stab barry, Nora runs in and put his hand thru him (last one I promise)
When they arrive at the speed lab, they find Khione has assended, and catilin is struggling to take Cecile to med bay, barry hugs catilin, but he has to go, he asks Nora to help catilin while he takes iris to the hospital.
When we hear baby Nora's first screams, the screen fades to the Cecile flatlining, with Joe crying beside her. Allegra is crying next to Chester, and Nora decided to return to her time so as to not cause any more disturbance with the timeline.
Instead of the baby shower, we see two funerals, Joe put a ring on Cecile just before she is buried.
And credits roll in!
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2023.06.04 18:51 99999999999999999989 This subreddit will be joining in on the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes that will essentially kill all 3rd party Reddit apps.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can you do?

Thank you for your patience in the matter,
-Mod Team
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2023.06.04 18:48 DoodoodooOink What would you do if you could control things with your mind?

Tldr at the bottom
Asking ISTPs because I like to pick your brains on the realistic useful possibilities of the device.

I saw a video of a streamer Perrikaryal using an EEG Device to play Elden Ring.
Which is so cool because the whole concept is just using the EEG device to read your brain responses and coding the response to be the equivalent of pressing a key on your keyboard/controller.
So think of attacking and then this response is tied to the attack key. She makes it sound so easy.
I love technology like these. So much possibilities and the average joe can replicate it with the right tool. It's not ridiculously expensive too.
What would you do with this technology?

Personally, my immediate thoughts are just key binding it to the electronics in my house.
Like think of sleeping, so it will be tied to activating sleep mode on Google home and all the lights in my house will be turned off and fan switched on.
Or maybe it could be tied to devices like your keyboard. So you can think of typing a letter and it will type it. I'm not sure how accurate the device is for this though.
If it's possible to tie it to ai, the possibilities expand even more.
You can also tie to an external limb like having a 3rd hand or wings or anything. This requires some physics and possibly biology knowledge so it's not really high on my list of things to try.

There is also Neuralink which is kind of controversial because in the current prototype it looks like it needs to be surgically inserted. I'm not sure if I want something so complicated to be inserted in my brain, but ngl, I like the technology a lot.
It's just that I'm pretty sure I'm too poor to experience it myself.

Tldr;
I saw a video, you can use an EEG Device to read your brain response and tie it to an action like pressing 'A' on your keyboard which can then trigger a sequence of action(s).
Search for EEG Elden Ring by Perrikaryal if you want to see a proof of concept.
What would you do with this technology?
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2023.06.04 18:46 Forward_Usual_2892 Me at 77 years old.

I am 77 years old. I do: day one == pushing, day two == pulling, day three == legs, repeat. I eat only once a day, and since I eat strictly carnivorous, eating only once a day is very easy.
I also walk every day in the morning if possible. Walking is not merely a slower form of running. 50,000 years ago, if you were running, it was either to run away from being eaten or running to bring food down. In either case, running pushes your autonomic nervous system towards "fight or flight". If we were walking, then everything was OK. And so we are hard-wired to rest and digest when walking. Running is great, but it is not the same as walking. Think of walking as moving meditation.
Running hurts my back, so I do jumping ring squats to exhaustion on my leg days. Making sure that I am fully recovered is an issue. Recovery is important.
I try to go to failure each time I start an exercise. For push-ups, I do push-ups with my hands on two yoga blocks. This helps me to go down deeper. I go to failure the regular way, then when I reach failure, I drop my knees down to the floor and continue until I reach failure again. That is my count. I try to fail for the last time when my count gets to or more than 100. Although roughly 1/2 of my "push-ups" are from my knees, it really doesn't matter unless I am comparing myself to someone else, which I am not doing. All I care about is doing better than I did the last time that I did it. I am now at 65 in two sets, and am hoping for >= 100, in three sets. The fact that I may be better than or worse than someone else means exactly zip to me.
https://preview.redd.it/wu5kz6f4214b1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=432e383427a2c7c542cb4632e6bd34bf94343f74
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2023.06.04 18:46 redshirted Don't Let Reddit Kill 3rd Part Apps!

Don't Let Reddit Kill 3rd Party Apps!

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

Reddit to the Visually Impaired: "You no longer have a voice on this site."

On Android, the official Reddit mobile app is reasonably usable with the Android screen reader, but the experience on iOS is a completely different story. There are missing elements, broken navigation, nonsensical labels, and more problems that plague those who just want to interact with the site. If you decide to become a moderator the problems are compounded even more.
Third party apps, like Dystopia for Reddit and Apollo, have addressed this niche left so underserved for so many years because Reddit won't. It took literal years of tickets and complaints to get New Reddit to be accessible, and now the door has been shut in our collective faces. As things currently stand, this change doesn't just take away our clients; it takes away our voice.

What can you do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of /reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord.
  3. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Reddit API update post

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2023.06.04 18:41 Chapungu Is this Sub going dark on the 12th?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users? Many subs are going dark on this day
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2023.06.04 18:40 icrawlunderbridges best game in a long time

bruh just wanted to say fellow gamers that this is lowkey without a doubt the greatest game that has come out since elden ring no cap bruh kekw. imo blizzard have really no cap nailed the games intricate nuances and complexities that make a diablo game no cap. does any other gamer feel like blizzard are finally back at omega peak form? no cap bruh
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2023.06.04 18:40 RazTheExplorer Part 11.5 - Closure

“Hey Raz, I got one!” Raz’s voice was cut by static as he called back, “Great! …at quarry …die.” Well, that wasn’t ominous at all, I thought to myself as I adjusted the rear-view mirror to check on the operator I had just blown past. They were doubled over coughing, their gas mask swayed side to side on the ground next to their feet. I don’t know what compelled me to not flatten what I had thought to be an AQ soldier, but I’m glad I didn’t.
I slammed my hummer in reverse, coming to a stop next to the helpless operator. “Hop in bud, we can get you to final exfill yet.” He slowly hauled himself into the bed of my hummer, landing with a dull thud and a groan as he fell onto his back. We cleared the gas, and I was immediately put on edge as my passenger started to gain consciousness. If he was planning anything nefarious, there wasn’t much I could do about it now. “You good back there? Normally I’d stop to send an invite but given the situation that might have just caused more problems.” He leaned through the non-existent rear window, “Nah, I understand man. When we get further from the gas we can stop and squad up. Don’t need to risk lighting each other up if things get hot at the exfill.” I couldn’t help but chuckle, “I don’t think that would be much of an issue regardless. Hey, we didn’t leave any of your friends back there, did we? I know we peeled out pretty quick.” I saw him shake his head and point to our left in the rear-view mirror. “We got split up, but they were running for a car, so I wasn’t too worried.” I followed his finger, a white hatchback cruised along parallel to us, swerving through buildings trying not to eat too many AQ bullets. “Hey boys, Dutch here is gonna roll with us to final. We’ll squad up when we get there.” I was barely able to make out one of his squad mates call out “Tight!” over his earpiece.
“Hey, listen, I’ve got friend I’m rolling with. His name’s Raz, he’s gonna meet us at final. If you see a red, white, and blue LTV, don’t shoot alright.” Raz chimed in, his radio finally clear of the static, “That’s very kind of you to tell them not to shoot me Dutch.” Before I could respond, a black turreted LTV slid out of Said City ahead of us. “Is that your boy Dutch?” I wanted to give my passenger the benefit of the doubt, it is windy in the box after all, he might not have heard me. “Nah man, wrong colour, and he didn’t have a turreted LTV last I saw.” The black LTV continued North along the main road as we cut away into the quarry proper. “Raz, company is headed your way. Looks like it’s just a solo in that truck but you can never be too careful.” “Thanks for the heads up Dutch.”
I rolled to a stop at the base of the helicopter ramp, gently flattening a couple of AQ who were getting a little to close to the bird for comfort, just shy of the battery running dry. The other two operators in the hatchback slid to a stop just down the hill from us. I got out of the hummer, a tad worried that my good fortune was about to come to an end at the hands of these fellas. As they ran up the hill, the notification finally popped. I accepted and ran down the hill to grab the hatchback, breathing a sigh of relief. “Wait, where you goin’ Dutch?” One of my clients called out. “Raz and I will run interference while we wait for the chopper to take off. Any AQ or unfriendly operators are gonna have to go through us.” “You keep talking about this Raz guy, but I’ve yet to see anyone other than that black LTV.” Almost on queue, a black LTV flew up the hill narrowly missing my hatchback. My clients went into a frenzy. “Operators pushing us! Take ‘em down!” The LTV spun in the sand in front of me, a glorious and perfectly oiled moustache glinting in the Al Mazrah sun. “Hold your fire! It’s Raz!” I called from below my clients. I sent an invite to him which he had hopped out and accepted faster than any of these guys could pull the trigger. “You see the operator that was in that earlier?” Raz shook his head, “No, I pulled up on it and they were gone. Must be out on foot somewhere.”
With 5 seconds left on the clock, there wasn’t enough time to go find them, our clients now panicking as they realized we weren’t on the bird. “What are you two doing?!” They shouted from the air as we waved goodbye. “Al Mazrah is our home gentlemen. That bird was never meant for us.” I gave Raz a pat on the shoulder as the gas rapidly approached, another successful day had come to a close.
The clack of a Kastov charging handle was almost unmistakable. We both turned to see the operator from the LTV standing there, rifle honed on us. “Well shit.” Their rifle dropped towards the dirt as they looked back over their shoulder at the nearly out of sight exfill chopper. They pushed through us, wandering towards the North side of the quarry. Raz and I locked eyes, shrugging in unison. That was one of those moments where we really wouldn’t have blamed them for their decision, whatever it might have been. “We better get back to HQ, Compton said I.T dropped off something for you.” Raz said as the gas engulfed us.
“I’m going back to the island boss.” My hands were shaking as I gripped the file folder that I.T had left for me. “Twitch.” “He’s back, it took him a bit, but he’s managed to re-take the castle and hunker down since we last saw him. And if he’s back then we might finally be able to get some proper intel on those blue tracers, direct from the source.” I handed the folder to Raz. He took it, turning to no doubt address the rest of the crew. I grabbed his shoulder, stopping him before he could speak. “Not everybody, not this time. They’ve doubled the defences; we’d be walking into a slaughterhouse.” “Well, you can’t go in there alone, we look out for our own Dutch, you know that.” Raz’s brow tightened, I could tell he was already trying to figure out what my plan was. “I’m bringing Maze and Alex. They’ll provide sniper cover while I infiltrate the castle. I still have my old uniform. As long as they haven’t drastically changed up their callsigns, I should be able to get in undetected.” I could tell Raz wasn’t convinced. “Dutch, like you said, you’d be walking into a slaughterhouse. How does you going in solo make that any better.” “After what happened in the complex…I’m not putting anyone else at risk, I can’t. The Bomb Maker…Twitch, I’ve gotta face him myself. Look him in the eyes so he knows I crawled out of Hell to drag him back down there.” “Alright, I couldn’t really stop you if I wanted to, could I?” Raz shrugged. “No, not unless you shot me, and honestly, I’d take those odds.” I punched his shoulder and started heading for the breakroom to grab Maze and Alex. “You keep that up I’ll be moving you back out to that sea can of yours.” Raz smirked.
The locks took a bit of fighting to get open. While this footlocker had only been on Ashika Island for a few months, the constant spray of salt water had worn away what little integrity it once had. The black uniform, emblazoned with the Rook and Spade of Shadow Company, was still in excellent condition, save for a bullet hole just under where the plate carrier would sit. I paused for a moment, holding it up in the air, memories of the past flooding in. “Not a lot of fond memories in that uniform I take it.” Maze called out from the catwalk in our home away from home. “I think part of the problem is that there are good memories. It’s a little concerning that such fond memories can hide out amongst so much evil.” “We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of. Some of us just did things other people also wouldn’t be proud of either.” Alex chuckled to himself as he cleaned his rifle on the cot next to me. I grimaced, mostly because he was right. I slipped into the old black fatigues and strapped on my old plate carrier. My weapons were all still intact too, I pulled my Taq-56 out of the footlocker, running my fingers over the engraving in the side, ROOK-XLIV. I cycled the charging handle a few times before loading in a fresh magazine and setting it on the cot next to me. I pulled out a pistol belt, two pearl handled revolvers, one with an ebony Rook on the grip, the other, an ebony Spade. Umbra Catavae engraved along each barrel. Maze had come down from the rafters now, a look of mixed intrigue and concern on her face, “I take it those don’t invoke fond memories.” I had done a poor job of hiding my look of disgust. “No, unfortunately they do.” I felt a wave of guilt wash over me. “Each of these was given to me for completing outstanding performance in the field. I did things I’m not proud of, and I was rewarded for it, handsomely. Holding these in my hands, I feel the same pride I had felt when they were first handed to me. It makes me sick.” I strapped the belt around my waist. The pearl handles shining against my all black silhouette. Alex piped up again, “Hey, at least you are trying to make amends for your sins, not many can say the same.” I let out a long sigh, “I suppose you’re right. You both remember the plan?” “Get to the radio towers and start lighting the place up when shit inevitably hits the fan.” Maze grinned. “Close enough.” I pulled my balaclava up and headed for the door.
The guard at the gate didn’t immediately shoot me which gave me some spark of hope that this might work. “In position!” Alex and Maze called out almost simultaneously. “Jinx, you owe me a beer!” Maze rejoiced. “What? Why would I give you a beer for that?” Alex sounded genuinely confused. “Hey, cut the chatter you two, don’t need to give them any reason to not let me in alright.” The guard held up his hand. “I don’t recognize you, let’s see your I.D.” I held up my old I.D card. “Well I’ll be damned, look who crawled out if his grave.” He pulled my mask down to confirm. “You look pretty good for a corpse, though your I.D card is out of regulation. You might want to stop by the I.T guy to get a new one made.” “Thanks, I’ll head right over.” The first thought that came to my mind was Bob. There’s no way he still worked for these assholes, is there.
“You used your old I.D?! You mad man!” Maze cackled over the radio. “Ok, I’ll admit, this wasn’t my greatest plan. I honestly thought they’d just capture me after seeing who I was.” Alex cut me off, “Go with the flow I suppose.” “Spade-499 up one-two.” The local radio channel began to drown out my squad’s comms. “Rook-3468 down one-one” “This is some odd radio traffic Dutch.” Alex quipped. I watched as a Shadow Company mercenary approached a stairwell, each step primed and ready to pop a leg off whichever unfortunate soul chose to ascend. “Spade-5454 up one-two.” “It’s how they know to deactivate the traps.” I whispered into our secure line. I approached the same stairwell. “Rook-44 up one-two.” I could hear the traps audibly click off. The guard at the to put his hand out as I reached the top step. “Sorry, no ghosts allowed on the second floor.” “Ghost? What…” He bent over laughing. “I’m just messing with you man. They said you died holding off the ULF while Bob and Twitch escaped, going out in a blaze of glory. Clearly, they didn’t have their facts straight. Glad to have you back.” I’m glad I had the balaclava on because I was struggling to hide my confusion. Last I checked I was the scape goat for the largest backstab in Shadow Company history, not a hero. I was never a hero when I worked for them. “I take it you are going to see the boss, call up two-zero, we don’t want people to be just guess on the fly, just in case someone tries to sneak in.” If only he knew.
“We don’t have eyes up there Dutch. Whatever happens, you’re on your own.” I could hear a tinge of worry in Alex’s voice. “Just make sure whoever is in here doesn’t get reinforcements.” “You got it!” Alex and Maze both called out in unison. “Jinx, you owe me another beer.” “There’s free beer at headquarters, why would I owe you a beer for that.” Alex called back clearly still confused. “Radio silence please. I’ve got a rat to kill.” I took a deep breath, pulling my Bryson from its sheath, the chrome exterior brushed over with a dull grey to blend in. “Rook-44 up two-zero.”
“Well, well, well. I was wondering when I’d see you again after our last encounter. Urzikstan and Al Mazrah clearly hadn’t kicked your ass enough so you decided to come crawling back to me for another round.” The traps clicked off. “Come on up, I’ve been looking forward to this.” I slowly ascended, keeping my Bryson trained at the top of the stairs, my eyes scanning each stair for an actual trap. As I crested the stairwell, my eyes were immediately drawn to him. His back turned to me, Trophy Systems whirring and clicking around him. “I missed you Dutch. Well, the old you. The one that would shoot through a hostage just to prove a point, the one that would dangle captives from buildings by their collar until they squawked like a bird, and then still dropped them anyways. I miss the Dutch that smoked Keller because his gas mask worked and yours didn’t when we those crazy Russian’s tried to hit us with mustard gas. I still get a little nauseous when I think about you peeling his face out of there.” “I’ve changed Twitch, I’ve moved past all that. I found a calling that doesn’t require me to be a conniving bastard.” Twitch laughed as he turned around, his hands empty. I kept my Bryson trained on him. “That’s what you think I am huh? I prefer shrewd businessman, but if that’s what helps you sleep at night.” He walked to one of the barred windows. “You really think what you and those taxi driving hooligans are doing matters?” “Clearly it does, or you and the Chemist wouldn’t be working so hard to sabotage us.” I took a few steps towards him. “Well, I suppose it matters to one of us. The Chemist and Raz go way back, but you know that. What I care about is the money, and I get a lot of money for helping that crazy bastard try to wipe out your little band of Merry Men.” “And Women. This guy just loves the sound of his own voice. Can I remove his head already? He’s looking right at me, practically begging me to pull the trigger.” I could hear the contempt in Maze’s voice. Twitch always did love a monologue. “You can still fix your mistakes Twitch. Gives us what info you have on those tracers of yours and I might consider not killing you.” I snarled. “When you went soft Dutch, you lost any respect I might have had for you. We are long past the point where you can intimidate me. Besides, any info I did have, is with the Chemist. He paid a handsome sum to get the formula, and really, it was becoming a logistical nightmare to ship enough of those little blue gems across the sea. Better for everyone to have it made close to the front lines.”
“Spade-101 up two-zero.” Bob’s voice cut through the tension. “Well I’ll be, it looks like we are gonna have a little family reunion.” Bob’s head poked up the stairs, “Hey boss, another server bank has shorted out from the sea air, I told you we should invest in better waterproofing the housings but if you still…” He trailed off as I dropped my Bryson, the sling catching it just before it hit the ground, and drawing my two revolvers. “Oh, hey Dutch. Nice to see you too.” Bob stammered. I cocked the hammer on each one, keeping one trained on each of my old squad mates. “Really Bob? Really! I understand you sticking around the day of the heist. But now? After everything that Shadow Company has done to these countries. To its own people.” Before he could respond, a siren blared over the intercom system. “Defensive positions! Hostile operators have breached the perimeter.” “Dutch you’ve got six operators approaching the castle, I think it’s time to bounce.” Maze was drowned out by her own gun fire, her Signal .50 raining death into the courtyard. “Looks like our time is up here Dutch. Since you clearly don’t have los cojones to pull the trigger, you might as well see yourself out, and let me and my men handle this.”
“Fuck it.” The hammer of the first revolver slammed down, dropping Bob instantly. I turned to face Twitch, his face a mix of surprise and pride. “Maybe I was wrong, the old Dutch still lives.” I charged forward, tackling him through the window and off the roof. Both of us lay on the ground, groaning as the chorus of gunfire roared around us. He dove for one of my pistols, but unfortunately for him, I had managed to hold on to the other, putting a round through his arm just before he could grab the gun. He rolled out of the way of the second round, bringing his one working hand up to the radio on his chest. The explosion from the castle threw both of us across the courtyard, debris raining down around us. I felt like I was reliving one of the worst days of my life all over again. I hauled myself to my feet, Shadow Company mercenaries and operators wandered aimlessly through the ashes. Everyone seemed too disoriented to fight. “I think it’s time to leave Dutch.” “I second that.” Maze and Alex were barely audible over the ringing in my ears. “Regroup at the boat. If I’m not there in 5, go without me.” I never heard a response, even if they tried, they wouldn’t have convinced me to leave, not with him still breathing.
I combed through the smoke and fire, carefully checking every nook and cranny I came across but the slippery rat was nowhere to be seen. “Looks like you 3 aren’t thick as thieves after all, eh Dutch. Poor Alex here was left all alone on the beach, no boat to be seen.” Twitch was sucking in air between words, no doubt kept standing by adrenaline. “You lay a finger on him, and I’ll make you wish you had died in that explosion.” I spat into my mic. “Don’t make me wait too long.”
I limped over a hill towards the beach where we were supposed to regroup. “Alex! Where’s Maze?” I called out as I stumbled down the sand bank. Alex didn’t respond, his head held in a tight headlock by Twitch, my second pistol against his temple. “She abandoned you both, and now I get the pleasure of killing you both after yet another betrayal. When will you learn Dutch. This world is a cruel place. Only the strong survive, clearly Maze knew that.” Twitch cut me off before I could retort. “Save the fight me with honour B.S that I know you are gonna spew.” I’m gonna kill you and your buddy and salvage what little I can of this operation. Then maybe retire to Cuba. I do love a good cigar.” “Adios, pendejo!” Alex brought his arm down, the knife concealed in his hand connecting with Twitch’s thigh. Twitch let out a high-pitched yelp, letting loose a round from the revolver which narrowly grazed Alex’s hair. Alex dove into the sand right as Twitch’s shoulder exploded in a pink mist followed shortly by the unmistakable crack of Maze’s Signal .50. I squinted trying to see where the shot came from, all I caught was the glint from her scope in the sun, the boat hardly visible in the rolling surf.
I limped forward, Bryson in hand, chrome starting to show through the worn grey paint. I kicked the revolver away from Twitch, placing a boot on his chest and the barrel of my Bryson against his forehead. He began to mumble and cry, hardly able to string together an understandable sentence. “Save it, you’re gonna need your energy for what comes next.” Our boat slammed into the shore, Maze hopping off, rifle raised and ready. “Oh shit I actually hit that!” “I’m not gonna lie, I thought you’d actually just bailed.” I laughed as she helped Alex to his feet. “You still go those claymores?” I asked Maze as Twitch continued to writhe in panic under my boot. “You wanted the old Dutch, eh Twitch. Ask and you shall receive.” Maze handed me the claymores, while Alex kept sidearm pointed at Twitch. I planted 4 around him, just far enough away that they wouldn’t go off unless he moved. I drew one of my revolvers, popping the cylinder out and emptying all but one round. I gave the cylinder a spin before flicking it closed. I tossed the revolver at Twitch. “Don’t waste that on me. You’ll only regret it in about an hour.” I took my other revolver, and hurled it towards the sea, the pearl grip glinting in the sun as it spun through the air, disappearing into the crashing waves. “Good riddance.” I sighed, that chapter of my life finally ended. Twitch was silent, his whimpering now just deep, laboured breathing. I turned back before I stepped onto the boat, watching as his hand slowly moved to the pistol in the sand next to him. “Well played Dutch, well played.”
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2023.06.04 18:38 redshirted Don't Let Reddit Kill 3rd Party Apps!

Don't Let Reddit Kill 3rd Party Apps!

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

Reddit to the Visually Impaired: "You no longer have a voice on this site."

On Android, the official Reddit mobile app is reasonably usable with the Android screen reader, but the experience on iOS is a completely different story. There are missing elements, broken navigation, nonsensical labels, and more problems that plague those who just want to interact with the site. If you decide to become a moderator the problems are compounded even more.
Third party apps, like Dystopia for Reddit and Apollo, have addressed this niche left so underserved for so many years because Reddit won't. It took literal years of tickets and complaints to get New Reddit to be accessible, and now the door has been shut in our collective faces. As things currently stand, this change doesn't just take away our clients; it takes away our voice.

What can you do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of /reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  2. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at /ModCoord.
  3. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Reddit API update post

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2023.06.04 18:30 SparkOfLore Why I believe One Piece is an overrated and bad manga

EDIT: Keep on going with the ad hominem attacks. It's quite sad, but laughable more accurately.
One Piece might possibly be the most overrated shounen series of all time, and Oda is a bad writer.
First off, the plot. The plot in One Piece is incredibly formulaic. Most of the arcs have the exact same structure to them. Go to an island, meet allies, split up, find out that the island is either being terrorized by a bad guy, or it's about to be taken over by a bad guy. Then, the straw hats have to battle against the bad guys. After saving the day, they feast and proceed to the following island, where the same thing occurs. The entire stretch from the Sabaody Archipelago to Marineford is the only part of this series where the plot deviates from this same formula. Other than that, most arcs adhere to the same pattern. The plot is largely devoid of any originality.
A few arcs in the series have little to no relevance on the overall story, and do little to help the Straw Hats accomplish their goals. Skypiea was almost completely filler, aside from the last part where it's revealed that Gold Roger went up there. The entire conflict with Enels regime and the Shandians was completely filler. Same thing with Fishman Island. The New Fishman Pirates are fodder filler characters, and the entire conflict revolving around them had zero relevance to the story. Given that they aren't even significant characters in the One Piece world, the Straw Hats defeating them didn't progress the story whatsoever. The arc had some relevant parts to it, but the conflict revolving the New Fishman Pirates was not one of them. Long Ring Long Land is another irrelevant arc, but that's not even worth talking about. There are probably more than 100 chapters/episodes in all three of these arcs combined. That many chapters with little to none story progression.
Now onto my second reason as to why One Piece sucks. It's terribly cliche and shallow. People frequently criticize Fairy Tail for having the power of friendship, however One Piece does the exact same thing. One Piece has an excessive quantity of plot armor and friendship power-ups. In some cases, the author writes himself into a corner and is forced to resort to deus ex machina to correct his error. For example, the end of the Enies Lobby arc. Even though it was previously established that the Going Merry cant set sail anymore, they somehow got saved by it during a buster call. Even though the Aqua Laguna was happening. Even though a random pirate ship shouldn't be able to sail directly towards one of the three world government powerhouses. This, as well as other comparable events frequently occur in One Piece.
The conflicts in One Piece are very superficial and cliche. Most of the villains are only evil for the sake of being evil. They pursue things like power and influence, which is quite stereotypical and generic. The conflict is extremely straightforward, as well as black and white. Once you can identify an antagonist as pure evil with no justifications for why he does what he does, that throws any hope of ethical complexity out the window. There is no sort of clashing of ideals in One Piece, and the characters are never placed into any sort of ethical dilemmas. Again, the conflicts are very straightforward, black & white. One side is objectively good, while the other is objectively bad. Because of the lack of ethical complexity, the character dynamic between Luffy and pretty much every villain is relatively simplistic and generic. This is very evident based on the lack of complex dialogue in the series. Why do you think the only thing Luffy said during Alabasta is "I'm gonna kick Crocodile's ass". Again, if there's no sort of ethical complexity then there's also no room for a clashing of ideals. At least Naruto and Bleach had some sort of ethical complexity regrading Byakuya Kuchigi and Pain. The ethical complexity lead to an ideological clash between Ichigo & Byakuya, as well as Naruto & Pain. One Piece has none of that. Ethical complexity is also a great way to develop characters, and force them to think more deeply/self reflect. Constantly putting characters in black and white conflicts is one of the main reasons the characters in One Piece never develop.
Next up, the characters. This is probably the worst aspect of this story. Lets take Luffy for starters. Zero character development whatsoever. He has no introspection. He has no psychological or ethical complexity. He has no internal characterization. He has no internal dialogue. Writing a manga for 26 years and not giving a single thought to character development is shockingly sad. Overall, I find Luffy to be an incredibly boring character. Besides all of the problems I just mentioned, he has one aspect about him that I absolutely despise. Almost every conflict he gets embroiled in has complexities that he is completely unaware of. He only gets engaged in conflicts when his friends are hurt, which is extremely superficial and cliche. In certain situations, even minor characters are more relevant to the conflict than him (Waiper, Vivi). I find it very weird how the protagonist, the most important character in the story, barely has any sort of connection to the conflicts of the story. He was inside the stomach of a snake most of the Skypiea arc, not understanding any of the nuances of the deep conflict surrounding him. His importance in the conflict is minor or sometimes even non-existent until his final battles, and most of the villains he fights have no idea who he is, or don't know much about him. Because neither of them knows much about the other, this results in a rather uninteresting protagonist/antagonist character dynamic. However, even if Luffy understood the nuances of the conflicts he's involved in, not even that would make him more interesting. This is due to the earlier statement I made about how the conflicts are quite simplistic, clear-cut, and devoid of any ethical complexity. As long as one side is objectively good and the other is objectively bad, the dialogue and character interactions between Luffy and the villains will always be generic. "I'm gonna beat your ass", "You hurt my friends", "You're a bad person". That's all it really boils down to, and that's all that it'll ever be. Zero complexity.
All of the conflicts he's engaged in are never because he thinks it's the right thing to do to be engaged in these conflicts. It's never because his ideals differ from the villains ideals. He's always engaged into conflict because he just always happens to make friends with people who are on the morally right side of the conflict, and he makes those friends very quickly. That's bad characterization, and that's bad writing. That's a terrible way to make your main character get involved in conflicts. It's also the reason why we never see Luffy undergo any sort of moral reflection. When you're always placed onto the morally right side of the conflict by coincidence, then that leaves little to no room for moral reflection.
As for the other Straw Hats, all of them remain stagnant throughout the entire series. They are merely given tear bait backstories, and once that's over, they remain the same throughout the rest of the series. They're gimmicks have already gotten stale a long time ago. Brook has been making the same joke since he's been introduced. Same thing with Chopper, Franky, Usopp, Nami, etc. They've been acting the exact same way ever since they introduced. None of them receive any psychological or ethical complexity whatsoever. The lack of character development makes the characters so boring.
I have other reasons, but I'm not in the mood to type them out right now. I'll just summarize them quickly: terrible pacing, shitty art, ugly character designs, straw hats become side characters after the time-skip, ridiculously long arcs full of too many subplots, too many garbage arcs, and a few more I cant remember. Terrible series overall.
It gets insanely annoying when One Piece fans try to overcomplicate this series. I've heard people making the claim that Luffy is a complex character. Absolutely absurd. The people that make this claim obviously don't know what it means to be a complex character. A complex character would be someone like Toguro from Yu Yu Hakusho. Not only is he a psychologically complex character, but he's also an ethically complex character. That's a perfect example of a complex multi-dimensional character. One Piece has pretty much no complex characters. Again, if you want to see good writing, then read or watch Yu Yu Hakusho. Both of the major villains, Sensui and Toguro, are incredibly complex and well written. One Piece on the other hand has only one-dimensional villains. There's a very clear intellectual difference in Togashi and Oda's writing. One is better than the other. They're both intellectually dissimilar pieces of work.
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2023.06.04 18:26 justheretoglide Id like to explain a parallel between Tom Brady and Harry Kane, and why so many of you are foolish

I was New England patriots fan for almost 50 years. I watched them through thick and then, but not once did i get the feeling the owners and the coaches didnt give a crap about the fans and were only concerned with cash and EGO.
Then new England drafted a guy named Tom Brady, his first year was nothing , his career was the greatest of all time. Then a coach decided to get an ego problem, after being in 8 super bowls and winning 6, he decides he isnt going to re-sign the greatest QB ever. management declines to re-sign him. Fans star yelling, let him go, hes gonna cost too much, were fine without him.
Then it happened.
We took all that money, didnt resign him and spent it on the most free agents in NFL history.
Brady went to another team that hadnt won in 20+ years.
The patriots failed miserably, all those free agents sucked , they got paid and did nothing.
Tom brady won the league MVP and the Superbowl, AGAIAN, with his new team, creating a whole new legacy away from his previous team.
The fans , and the coach, now have the worst team in their division, and onw of the worst in the entire NFL. They likely will never again see the inside of a superbowl, unless they buy a ticket, and sit in the stands.
The patriot's franchise makes so much money, new stadium, great concerts etc. one of the top money making franchises in the world, yet not a threat to the top of the NFL anymore.

Now you can also see the similarities here with Fenway Sports group CEO john henry, who also owns liverpool. He nickled and dimed the red sox to death letting 5 all stars and league MVPs walk off the team, to save cash, but he wont spend the cash, and as a result the red sox are a last place team just 3 years after winning it all.

Whats my point?
you think Daniel levy is going to sell harry kane and spend the money on new fantastic players to help this club?
KEEP DREAMING!!!
That money will go to building the new F1 track, maybe a cheese room, and a payoff to ENIC shareholders.
Or worse they will buy another bissouma tanganga richarlison trio for 125 million, who cant get out of their own way. Or maybe re-sign eric dier for 50 million for 5 years
and Spurs will be the next permanent member of the bottom of the premier league table. fighting off relegation year after year wishing they had kept kane for as long as possible.

let me give you a fact you CANNOT refute.

Harry Kane for one more season is worth more to winning, and to the players on the pitch, and success in the franchise, than 200m in Daniel levy's pockets is.
Daniel Levy getting paid means nothing to the players or to you as a fan. Stop acting like he will buy vini, and messi to show up and lead spurs. most of that money will go to pay off other debts, it WILL NOT g to the teams roster!
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2023.06.04 18:26 Prestigious_Ad_3524 One Piece Spoiler

The figure of Dracule Mihawk, the world's greatest swordsman in the One Piece universe, is likely a descendant of Im, the ruler of the world.
Dracule Mihawk is one of the popular characters in the One Piece story, despite rarely appearing.
Similar to Shanks, Oda Sensei only showcases Mihawk's presence a few times.
For example, in the Baratie arc, before the timeskip, and post-timeskip.
However, in the Egghead arc, Mihawk's character starts to appear more frequently and has a larger role.
For instance, Mihawk's decision to join the Cross Guild group along with Crocodile and Buggy.
What's interesting is that speculation arises suggesting a connection between Mihawk and Im, where Mihawk is a descendant of Im.
Have the Similarity of Eyeballs
You might be wondering what then made Mihawk have a connection with Im and be suspected of being Im's descendant.
The theory explains that they have one thing in common, namely there is a ring shape inside their eyeballs.
So far, in the new One Piece story, Mihawk and Im have "spiral eyes" or spiral eyeballs with two circles containing pupils.
However, there is indeed a difference in terms of the colors of the two circles.
In the anime version, yellow circles appear in Mihawk's eyes to make it look like an eagle.
However, in the manga version, Mihawk's eye color is the same as Im's.
The theory itself believes that this was not an accident by Oda. The similarity may have a certain meaning.
What's also interesting is that the eyeball is similar to the eyeball of Zunesha, a giant elephant who was a former partner of Joy Boy who brought the island of Zou.
Zunesha must serve punishment for his past crimes.
Through these eyes, Zunesha is able to show a vision or vision into Momonosuke's head.
And this allows him to see what Jack and his men are up to.
When the peak war at Marineford occurred, Luffy was about to attack Mihawk.
However, he realized that it was a mistake where his arm might break off.
Many are sure that it was Luffy who used his Observation Haki unconsciously.
However, this theory also states that Mihawk did the same thing as Zunesha did to Momonosuke.
In this case, Mihawk shoved a vision into Luffy's head of what would happen if he tried to beat him up.
In that moment, Oda then showed Mihawk's unique eyes like when Zunesha gave information to Momonosuke.
Mihawk himself has the nickname "The Clairvoyant" which means he can predict, see, or predict future events.
Mihawk's senses also have more functions than normal humans.
Although it is still not confirmed, there is a possibility that Im, who has the same eyes as Mihawk, is also capable of projecting his thoughts or visions onto other people.
When the Gorosei ask Im for directions on who they should eliminate in the Great Cleansing moment, Im doesn't say a word.
Likely, Im put what Im thinking into Gorosei's head.
And how Oda has described Im all this time, by only focusing on the eyes, makes quite a lot of sense.
The Mihawk, Im, And Zunesha Connection
Having the same eyeball pattern is not the only factor that has led to the theory that Mihawk is Im's descendant. Im has control over the black arrow, while Mihawk has control over the black sword, Yoru.
The markings or symbols on Yoru's sword are similar to those on Im's throne. These two characters also sit on a throne.
While this may be an accident, it is still an interesting fact that provides clues about the connection between Im and Mihawk.
The theory states that there is a possibility that Mihawk is Im's former guard.
However, it could also be that Mihawk and Im are closely related, in this case Mihawk is a descendant of Im.
The Pangea Palace where Im lived was inspired by a palace in France which was built in the 16th century.
Interestingly, the clothes that Mihawk wears have similarities to the French king's guards in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In the SBS column, Oda shows the past of the Shichibukai who where Mihawk's childhood was different from now.
The eyes that Mihawk had probably did rise when he trained hard and showed his determination.
However, this does not rule out a deep connection between Im and Mihawk.
In fact, it's not impossible if the two of them are also connected to Zunesha the giant elephant.
Important Roles of Im and Mihawk
In the final part of One Piece's story, Mihawk and Im will likely have a very important role. And this is evident from the two characters that rarely appear now starting to get involved in big events.
As mentioned above, Mihawk is now a member of the Cross Guild which is again getting the attention of the navy.
Meanwhile, Im just started getting involved in the story in the last few chapters.
In fact, in chapter 1085, Oda finally showed Im's strength, even if it was just a glimpse.
With such extraordinary strength, it's not an exaggeration if Im really will be the last opponent that Luffy will face at the end of his story.
And this is also what might happen to Mihawk.
Even though in the timeskip Mihawk acts as a mentor to Zoro, he is still his main enemy.
The reason is, Zoro dreams of becoming the strongest swordsman in the world which is Mihawk's title.
That is, to be able to get the title Zoro must be able to shift Mihawk's position.
And chances are it will happen at the end of the story or towards the end of the story.
We see Mihawk first in Chpt. 49/Ep. 23 at the Baratie and we all know how that goes. Why do you think Oda even put him in at this point?
It's to show how far everyone has to go to achieve their goal. Everyone in the crew has a goal where they want to be the best, and you assume they can accomplish this by just following Luffy on his adventure.
Mihawk is physical proof of how far Zoro has to go. Then Mihawk tells Luffy that becoming the Pirate King is even more difficult than surpassing him.
Remember that When Luffy saw Zoro get defeated he rushed to kill Mihawk. Mihawk told him to be Pirate King he has to surpass him. Luffy will do that and only way we can know for sure thag he surpassed him is by him defeating Mihawk.
Mihawk will be ordered by Imu to finish luffy. Mihawk wanted to test his strength against WB(worlds strongest man), after Luffy defeats Blackbeard . Mihawk will want to test his strength as well and Luffy will prove himself there.
At the end of one piece there will be a clash of dreams. The Freedom fight. Another reason Imu and Luffy are destined to fight is because Imu is seemingly the most free man in the world. Luffy wants to be freest. But they go about it very differently. Their ideals will clash and Lufffy show why his is better. Imu will then show just how powerful he is and how Luffy can't just “gear” his way to the top but will use his willpower to overcome the might of Imu.
What do you think?
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2023.06.04 18:15 FireProofWall Marvel Theories will be joining the blackout!

Hello fellow theorists. Today is a sad day.
The purpose of this post is to address the new changes Reddit is making in regards to third party apps. MarvelThoeries is already moderated through the official Reddit channels like the new webpage and the official Reddit app, but like many of you I also use one or two of the unofficial third party apps like RedditIsFun and BaconReader. This subreddit will continue to be moderated through the official channels regardless of the final decision on July 1, 2023.
Below is a link to a full write up, as well as different methods on how to show your support, or to simply reach out to the reddit Admins directly.
A New Subreddit has been created to raise awareness and acquire user support, in the post there are instructions on how individuals can protest and make their voices heard.
A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.

The Plan

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
MarvelThoeries is joining the blackout and will be going dark June 12, 2023 along with every subreddit on the list for 48 hours.
Thanks for reading and we hope you join us in letting Reddit know how important the third party apps are to the communities across the platform.
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2023.06.04 18:14 Ninja-Alarmed How I Would’ve Booked Seth Rollins’ Universal Title Reign

05/19/2019: Money in the Bank 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. AJ Styles - WWE Universal Championship
(Same buildup, same match, same everything. Styles still shakes Seth’s hand afterward.)
05/20/2019: Raw: Seth Rollins (c) def. Bobby Lashley - WWE Universal Championship
(For a short period of time, Seth brings back the open challenge. Bobby accepts first, putting up a hell of a fight against the Beast Slayer.)
05/27/2019: Raw: Seth Rollins (c) def. The Miz - WWE Universal Championship
(These two have put on some underrated matches in the past so why not have another one here? Seth wins in the best match of the night.)
06/07/2019: Super Showdown 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. Brock Lesnar - WWE Universal Championship
(Instead of the weird Rollins/Corbin feud, on the go home show, Rollins is in the ring, waiting for someone to answer his open challenge when “The Beast” Brock Lesnar jumps him from behind, saying that at Super Showdown, he’s cashing in on Seth.)
06/23/2019: Stomping Grounds 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. Drew McIntyre - WWE Universal Championship
(On the Raw after Super Showdown, Seth is in the ring talking about how he will accept any opponent, when Drew McIntyre attacks him from behind. Despite a cheating attempt, Seth retains.)
06/24/2019: Raw: Seth Rollins (c) def. Drew McIntyre - Steel Cage Match - WWE Universal Championship
(The blowoff to this feud. During the match, Elias smacked Seth over the head with a guitar.)
07/14/2019: Extreme Rules 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. Elias - Extreme Rules Match - WWE Universal Championship
(After hitting Seth with a guitar on Raw, Seth is livid, these two fight every time they see each other. The match ends when Seth hits a Pedigree onto a guitar.)
07/22/2019: Raw: Seth Rollins (c) def. Braun Strowman - WWE Universal Championship
(After saving Seth from a getting jumped by Drew McIntyre and Elias, Seth gives Braun a chance at the Universal Title. Seth wins, but not easily.)
08/11/2019: SummerSlam 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. Roman Reigns - WWE Universal Championship
(Elsewhere, Roman wins a mini tournament to get this match. In the buildup, there is nothing but love and respect for these two. That starts to crumble however, when they are in a tag match against Daniel Bryan and Rowan, when Seth went to hit Rowan with a chair, he accidentally hit Roman, much like he did 5 years prior. Roman said “I guess some people never change” and walked off. They do, however, shake hands post match and do the Shield fist bump.)
09/15/2019: Clash of Champions 2019: Seth Rollins (c) def. Robert Roode - WWE Universal Championship
(Instead of the random Rollins/Strowman tag title run, Roode won a gauntlet match to get here. They put on a great match nearing 20 minutes.)
09/30/2019: Raw: Seth Rollins (c) def. Bray Wyatt via DQ - WWE Universal Championship
(Same match as in real life, with The Fiend still attacking Seth post-match.)
10/06/2019: Hell in a Cell 2019: The Fiend (c) def. Seth Rollins - Hell in a Cell Match - WWE Universal Championship
(Same match, same buildup, same everything as in real life, except, oh i don’t know, THE FIEND WINS?! Arguably the dumbest booking decision of the past 5 years is avoided by remembering the rules of Hell in a Cell.)
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2023.06.04 18:02 hotwinterhug Getting back to life - Read my story

Hey Redditors!
Warning - long post, but maybe someone can relate and it can open eyes of a person in need - please read all!
I am aware of the borrow and assistance subreddit however I'm new to Reddit and haven't been using it a lot therefore my karma is low and I can't post there. Most of the time just scrolling and reading other people's stories which showed me that there are kind hearted people out there.
I am in need of a small financial help for food and for bus ticket for this week till payday. I don't want to be donated, but would like to borrow £50 until my payday this Friday, 09th of June, happy to pay small interest. Ideally PayPal but I'm happy to make an account elsewhere if it would be easier for my potential borrower. Can provide screenshot of my payslips as proof of being able to pay back (I'm being paid weekly)
I am in a tough situation myself this week and it's been a long way already what I will talk about below so I decided to post here.
How I put myself in this situation is because I've been depressed - out of life energy, feeling like I'm not any good and I successfully put myself down more and more. I closed myself in and stopped sharing things that bother me with anyone, keeping it all to myself. I was and am that person which will never show on the outside something is wrong, because I would usually smile and not share my worries or problems because I always felt like everyone has enough of their own issues for me to share mine with them as well, at the same time, always being a great listener and supportive friend. I quit my job and stayed unemployed for a year. I had some savings which I lived off during that time, but it was rather dark times. I would look out the window but feeling myself like I'm in a prison. I distanced myself from friends and family. Stopped going out as I would only leave the flat to get shopping. Even a sunny day would feel sad. Got to a very dark point where I was due to being kicked out of the flat due to unpaid rent. I was ready to end my life right there at the age of 27, but luckily I spoke to an old friend who opened my eyes. Who told me that asking for help is not a shame (which I always felt like it is and therefore tried not to bother anyone with my problems) because we are all humans and can have our struggles. Since that time it's been over a month. I started to work and I'm half way through of becoming permanent (temp to perm, 12 weeks). My friend helped me with accommodation as much as he could (2 weeks) which allowed me to get my first wages. That then allowed me to somehow slowly progress, renting a cheap room Monday - Friday and then staying over at cheap hotels on the weekends and putting money aside for renting a room (deposit and first month of rent). Finally, this Friday I had enough to rent a room, but that's also why I'm out of money.
Apologies for making it so long but I felt like sharing my story can help someone who is feeling exactly how I felt. Like there is no hope for a better tomorrow, that at the end of the tunnel there ain't no light - there always is! Never lose hope and don't be ashamed or afraid asking for help if you feel like you cannot cope anymore. Don't repeat my mistakes because it can get real tough. It costs nothing to ask for help. And it ain't no shame. Remember that!
Also, if you feel like you need help, advice, someone to talk to (I feel like it's easier to open yourself to people you don't know due to feeling more safe that way) - don't hesitate to send me a message or use services which offer support and help you need - they're usually free and I can promise you that they can only help, advice and make things better, not worse.
I wish you all a good weekend!
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2023.06.04 18:02 WarHasChanged76 Bad. Red. Man. (DMs with r/EldenRing Mod prior to Permanent Ban)

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