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December 2020 Noteworthy Releases on Switch

2020.11.30 05:25 CaspianX2 December 2020 Noteworthy Releases on Switch

I occasionally see people respond to my weekly Upcoming Releases posts with comments like “it's just a buncha' shovelware”, and I don't think people realize the potential in some of the games they're dismissing. And especially with Nintendo stepping back from their regular Nintendo Directs, I think there's likely to be a fair number of Switch players asking themselves, “so now what?”
Because of this, before we jump into the next month, I'm going through the list of upcoming games for that month that we know about, and highlighting the ones that have a strong chance of being worth paying attention to, as well as a brief snippet about the game explaining why it's worth watching.
I will specifically only be highlighting games that have a reasonably strong pedigree, or that are otherwise particularly noteworthy in some way beyond “this looks good, it could be interesting...”. This means that I'll likely be mentioning a lot of ports, as it's easier to know a game will likely be good if it was already good on another platform (I'm including games that scored 75 or higher on Metacritic on other platforms, 80% positive or higher on Steam, and/or 4 or higher rating on Google Play store). I'll also mention games whose developer has a decent track record for producing quality.
Oh, and before getting into the games, I should note that this is just the list we have available right now – there are likely to be new games announced after this list comes out, as well as games on this list that get delayed. Also, I should note that this is not a list of the only games worth getting on the Switch this month – just the ones that I feel can be backed up with more than just “feels” given what we know now. And of course, since these games aren't released yet, I obviously can't know they're good, they just look promising.
As with the last few months' lists, I'm continuing the use of “Buzz Picks” to indicate titles that, while they have no clear established pedigree to indicate they'll be good or bad, they are nevertheless highly anticipated or noteworthy for other reasons.
Anyway, on to the list!
12/1 – Chronos: Before the Ashes (Trailer) – Chronos originally released on PC as an Oculus Rift VR First-Person Action-RPG in 2016, where it got a Metacritic score of 77. This release is an overhauled version of the game that looks to improve on the original.
12/1 – Empire of Sin (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - Coming from John Romero and his wife Brenda, Empire of Sin is a Strategy-RPG with empire management elements. Romero is of course legendary in the industry for being part of the team that created the Doom series, one of the most influential videogames of all time. Having said that, this type of game is out of John Romero's usual wheelhouse, and he's made it a point to highlight that Brenda is this game's lead designer. Still, it seems likely that she could benefit greatly from the veteran game designer's influence, so with any luck this could be a great game and the beginning of Brenda Romero's rise to fame in her own right. We shall see soon enough!
12/2 – Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Trailer) – When this super-challenging Dungeon Crawler was released on the PlayStation Vita, it got a Metacritic score of 79, and there's no reason to expect the Switch version will fare worse.
12/3 – Fault – Milestone Two Side: Above (Trailer) – Once again, the Nintendo Switch is getting yet another Visual Novel game beloved by fans, with this one having a 98% Overwhelmingly positive user review score on Steam from nearly 1800 reviews. This sequel follows the events of Fault – Milestone One and it is highly recommended that you play the first game before playing this one.
12/3 – Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - This game, coming from one of UbiSoft's teams responsible for the Assassin's Creed franchise, combines Greek myths with Zelda: Breath of the Wild-style open-world exploration in a way that reviewers who got a sneak peek are already saying is shaping up to be an outstanding game in the genre.
12/3 – Morbid: The Seven Acolytes (Trailer) – Developer Still Running's only prior game with a Metacritic score, The Walking Vegetables, did well on Metacritic, scoring 75, and their follow-up is an interesting top-down Action-RPG with a horror aesthetic that should hopefully have a comparable level of quality.
12/3 – Quiplash 2: InterLASHional: The Say Anything Party Game! (Trailer) – Including this Party Game here is kinda' cheating, because you can already play it on the Nintendo Switch in the Jackbox Party Pack 3 (seen by many series fans, including myself, as the best Jackbox pack in the series). Still, if you're wanting to save a few bucks by getting only this game, you should find it to be an excellent Party Game in a vein similar to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity.
12/3 – Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack (Trailer) – The prior game in this Music-Rhythm series on the Switch, Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum 'N Fun, got a Metacritic score of 78, and there's no reason to expect this game to fare worse. Just a small word of warning – these games play wayyyyyy better if you can get the drum accessory for them.
12/3 – Wildfire (Trailer) – This Action-Platformer got a Metacritic score of 78 when it was released on PC earlier this year, with critics praising its great stealth-based gameplay, creative elemental-based abilities, and solid level design.
12/4 – Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - For the first time, Nintendo has localized the very first game from the Fire Emblem series and brought it to Western audiences, in all its NES-era glory. This is probably a game mostly for diehard series fans, and only those willing to go back to a time well before the countless graphical and gameplay enhancements and quality-of-life features we've seen implemented in more recent entries in the series like Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Still, if you're among those fans, this is something huge, a rare case of Nintendo giving Western players something previously unavailable to us (outside of rom-hacks, anyway).
12/4 – John Wick Hex (Trailer) – Released first on the PC last year and then the PS4, this game garnered Metacritic scores in the mid-to-high 70s on those platforms, and should hopefully do similarly well on Nintendo Switch. A turn-based tactical strategy game may not be what most gamers' imagines when picturing the slick Keanu Reeves films in videogame form, but John Wick Hex was nevertheless seen as a solid entry in the genre.
12/8 – Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Trailer) – This game's predecessor got a Metacritic score of 81 when it released on the Nintendo Switch, and the sequel looks to build on that game's fun combination of two classic puzzle games with new character-based skills and an improved online mode.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Beat (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Beat having gotten a Metacritic score of 80 in its original release on the Wii over a decade ago, with critics praising its intense, fast-paced pairing of a music-rhythm game with... Pong, of all things.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Core (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Core having gotten a Metacritic score of 80 in its original release on the Wii over a decade ago, with critics praising its music-rhythm gameplay.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Flux (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Flux having gotten a Metacritic score of 81 in its original release on the Wii nearly a decade ago, with critics praising its music-rhythm gameplay as a great evolution of the series.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Runner (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Flux having gotten a Metacritic score of 76 in its original release on the Wii a decade ago, with critics praising its combination of music-rhythm gameplay and auto-runner-style presentation.
12/26 – Door Kickers (Trailer) – Door Kickers got Metacritic scores in the mid-80s when released on PC and mobile devices a half a decade ago, with critics praising its top-down tactical action
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Bonus: End-Of-Year “Maybe This Will Still Come Out in 2020?” Round-Up
The following are all games that still have a vague release date in 2020, and while the time for them to make that release is quickly running out, it still might happen, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt...
Fall 2020 – Cyber Shadow (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - Cyber Shadow is a game being published, but not developed, by Yacht Club, the developer known for the Shovel Knight series of games. Still, it seems like they're pretty involved in its creation, and its classic retro style of Action-Platformer is right in their wheelhouse. And given how spectacularly good Shovel Knight was, it'd be foolish not to pay close attention to this game when it releases.
Fall 2020 – Grindstone (Trailer) – Originally released in 2019, this game is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the Apple Arcade lineup, getting an outstanding Metacritic score of 90, with critics praising this as an outstanding Puzzle game with great mechanics and just overall tons of fun.
Fall 2020 – PixelJunk Eden 2 (Trailer) – The original PixelJunk Eden consistently got scores in the low-80s when released on PS3 and PC roughly a decade ago, and the sequel seeks to expand on that game's unique swinging form of platforming and unique sense of style.
Autumn 2020 – Wingspan (Trailer) – This board game released on PC a few months ago, scoring 85 on Metacritic, with critics praising its fantastic strategic gameplay and beautiful presentation. With any luck the Switch version will be just as good.
Q4 2020 – Metal Revolution (Trailer) – Developer Next Studios has a solid track record, releasing the games Crown Trick, Biped, and Death Coming, all solid games in their own genres. In Metal Revolution, the developer looks to turn their talents to the Fighting game genre, with a focus on using minimal controls while maintaining deep gameplay. Hopefully they'll succeed at creating a solid fighting experience.
Late 2020 – Dicey Dungeons (Trailer) – This Roguelike deck-building game comes from Terry Cavanaugh of VVVVVV fame, and when it released on PC last year it got a solid Metacritic score of 80, with critics praising its addictive gameplay.
Late 2020 – Signs of the Sojourner (Trailer) – This “Narrative Card Game” got a Metacritic score of 77 when it released on PC earlier this year that critics praised for its great story and fun blending of game mechanics and character exploration.
Holiday 2020 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition (Trailer) – For a long time, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game has been something of a lost classic – celebrated on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as an outstanding Arcade-style brawler with great animation and a fantastic chiptune soundtrack, only for it to be mercilessly ripped from online storefronts and made unavailable to anyone wanting to see what the fuss was about. A decade later, UbiSoft is finally caving in to fan demands and bringing the game back in a feature-complete release. Don't miss out on it a second time!
2020 – Littlewood (Trailer) – Littlewood released on PC earlier this year and got overwhelmingly good reviews from players, who gave this game a 95% positive score in Steam user reviews with over 2800 reviews. This game is a retro-style city-builder RPG with hints of Stardew Valley, and the game's conceit is that it takes place after you've already saved the world in a typical RPG adventure and now need to go about the business of rebuilding all the stuff that got wrecked.
2020 – N1RV Ann-A (Trailer) – The follow-up to 2019's celebrated VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, no doubt fans of that game's unique blend of bartending and cyberpunk graphic adventure will find more to love here.
2020 – Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Trailer) – This top-down RPG got Metacritic scores ranginmg from the high-70s to high-80s when released on other platforms, and follows the (mostly) successful release of the first Pillars of Eternity on Switch (have we gotten that patch yet?). With any luck, they'll work out the kinks this time around before releasing this critically-acclaimed game on the Switch.
2020 – Samurai Gunn 2 (Trailer) – This Action-Platformer from the creator of Hyperlight Drifter follows its acclaimed predecessor and looks to be a fast-paced action romp.
2020 – Spin Rhythm XD (Trailer) – This Music-Rhythm game released last year on PC, and got some extremely good reaction from players, who gave the game a 96% positive user review score on Steam (with over 1400 reviews), with its fluid analog controls being the centerpiece of its celebrated gameplay.
2020 – The Good Life (Trailer) – Following their celebrated Graphic Adventure game The Missing, developer White Owls dives back into the genre with this game about a big city journalist moving to a rural town to pay off a debt.
2020 – This is Pool / This is Snooker (Trailer) – It may seem strange to see a pair of pool games on a list like this, but not if you know anything about the genre – developer Voofoo only just this month released Pure Pool on the Switch to rave reviews, garnering a nice 83 Metacritic score. It seems like a good bet that the developer will continue to work on perfecting their pool trick shot in any follow-up.
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Anyway, that's what I could find for December 2020 (and as a result, the remainder of 2020 altogether) on the Switch, but no doubt some of you have specific games you've got your eye on this next month. Please feel free to give a shout out to any game you feel deserves attention! :-)
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2020.11.30 00:01 llaverna Weekly Round-Up: November 23rd - November 29th

Weekly Round-Up: November 23rd - November 29th
/bangtan Weekly Round-Up
Previous thread: November 16th - November 22nd
This round-up is for everything that happened in the /bangtan realm within the past week, compiled for your convenience! If you have feedback, please leave a comment or send me a PM.
The latest weekly round-up is linked on the sidebar of the subreddit. The link to the archive of past round-up posts can always be found in the wiki index.

New Releases

Date Link Thread
201126 [MV] BTS (방탄소년단) 'Life Goes On' Official MV : in the forest Thread

News & Information

Date Thread
201123 ARMY Bomb Ver.3 and 'Map of the Soul Special Edition' can now connect to "seoul (prod. HONNE)" lyric video on Weverse
201124 Big Hit has registered a new brand name: Bang & Baker’s
201124 BTS have been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for 'Dynamite' at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards
201124 GRAMMYs created a profile of BTS after the nomination
201125 Big Hit Entertainment's press release on BTS' 2021 GRAMMY Award nomination
201125 Grammy nominee BTS will be doing the OST for the Japanese version film of the popular Korean drama Signal. The film is scheduled for release in April 2021.
201126 BTS will be performing Dynamite on 2020 FNS Music Festival (1st night) sometime between 18:30~23:28 JST/KST on 2nd Dec
201127 BTS nominated for annual Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'
201127 'Sweet Night' by V wins OST of the Year (Itaewon Class) at APAN Star Awards 2020
201127 BTS "hour-long takeover to celebrate BE" on Monday, Nov 30th 9PM CST @ 103.5 Kiss FM (Chicago Music Station)
201128 BTS won the Daesang for "Song of the Year" for "Dynamite" at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
201129 VMA Japan 2020 - BTS (Dynamite) won for Best Group MV International

Official Merchandise

Date Thread
201123 ‘BE’ album merchandise is now available to preorder on Weverse Shop Global and USA
201122 Orders of $100 or more made on Weverse Shop USA from November 22, 6PM - December 30, 11:59PM (PST) will receive free shipping (exclusions apply)
201123 A look at the BTS POP-UP: MAP OF THE SOUL Showcase in SINGAPORE
201125 [BTS POP-UP : MAP OF THE SOUL Online Store GLOBAL] NEW ARRIVAL #3
201126 Break the Silence: The Movie Persona Commentary is coming!
201126 [NOTICE] VOD Available Exclusively For Purchase
201128 BIGHIT OFFICIAL MERCH Twitter Update: Stationary, Temporary Tattoos, Tableware and Bathware

Expired News

Date Thread
201123 BTS will be performing "Life Goes On" on the Late Late Show with James Corden
201123 BTS 'Dynamite' performance on ABC GMA3 today at 1PM EST
201124 BTS to appear on NTV's 'Best Artist 2020' on November 25 from 9 - 10PM JST
201124 BTS on James Corden tonight
201124 Grammy Nominated BTS on Zach Sang Show Friday at 7pm EST

Official Media

Type Date Link Thread
Bomb 201123 [BANGTAN BOMB] 'Life Goes On' Stage CAM (BTS focus) @ 2020 AMAs Thread
Bomb 201123 “Life Goes On” Stage CAM @ 2020 AMAs Member Focus Compilation
Bomb 201124 [BANGTAN BOMB] 'Dynamite' Stage CAM (BTS focus) @ 2020 AMAs Thread
Bomb 201124 "Dynamite" Stage CAM @ 2020 AMAs Member Focus Compilation
Bomb 201127 SUGA ‘BE’ Album Review Thread
Episode 201129 [EPISODE] BTS (방탄소년단) 'Life Goes On' MV Shooting Sketch Thread
Live 201125 Bangtan on V Live Thread
Magazine 201123 Weverse Magazine: Jimin: “I’m the kind of person who likes to be loved”: BTS BE comeback interview Thread
Magazine 201124 Weverse Magazine: j-hope: “Even just one, single love is beautiful, but we’re getting love from all over the world” Thread
Magazine 201125 Weverse Magazine: V: “I wish we were back with ARMY, laughing together”: BTS BE comeback interview Thread
Magazine 201126 Weverse Magazine : Jin: “It feels like my memories of ARMY were all a dream” Thread
Magazine 201127 Weverse Magazine: Jung Kook: “I hope this feeling never fades”: BTS BE comeback interview Thread
Magazine 201128 Weverse Magazine: RM: “I spend a lot of time thinking about where I am now” Thread
Magazine 201129 Weverse Magazine: BTS Another Cuts + Coming Soon SUGA Thread
Performance 201125 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' @ Best Artist 2020 Thread
Performance 201126 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Life Goes On' @ Good Morning America Thread
Performance 201126 BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' @ Good Morning America Thread
Photos 201128 BTS 'Life Goes On' Official MV Photo Sketch Thread
Run BTS! 201124 Run BTS! - Ep. 117 Thread
Run BTS! 201126 [Behind] Run BTS! - EP.117 (ENG/JPN/CHN SUB) Thread
Video 201125 BTS 7-Second Interview Thread
Other 201123 Learn! KOREAN with BTS: [Bon BORAge] Video Call from BORA Thread

BTS Appearances

Date Link Thread
201122 [Megathread] BTS @ the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs)
201123 [Megathread] BTS @ Good Morning America (GMA)
201123 BTS performs ‘Dynamite’ on ‘GMA3’ Thread
201123 [Megathread] BTS @ The Late Late Show with James Corden
201124 BTS performs Life Goes On live on GMA Thread
201124 [Megathread] Grammy Nominated Artist BTS @ The Late Late Show with James Corden
201125 [Megathread] Grammy Nominated Artist BTS @ The Nippon TV Music Festival "Best Artists of 2020"

BTS Interviews

Date Link Thread
201123 Esquire: The Boundless Optimism of BTS Thread
201123 Esquire: Explain This - BTS Reacts to BTS on the Internet Thread
201123 BTS Outtakes from Esquire Winter Cover Shoot Thread
201124 Esquire's BTS Cover: The Selected Transcript Thread
201124 Here's Every Look BTS Wore in Their Esquire Cover Story Thread
201125 Esquire: The Members of BTS Explain Which of Their Songs Defines Them Thread
201126 Free Press Journal: 'Feels like our hard work has finally paid off': BTS on Grammy 2021 nomination Thread
201127 Print copies of Rolling Stone India’s BTS Collectors Edition are now available to purchase, includes a free poster of cover with each copy Thread
201129 Esquire: BTS wanted ‘BE’ to bring the world some much-needed good vibes Thread

Video Messages

Date Link Thread
201123 Access: BTS Hopes New Album 'Be' Will Help Fans During Covid-19 Thread
201123 ITV News: BTS' message to UK fans as band aims for first number one single with Life Goes On Thread
201123 E! Red Carpet & Award Shows: BTS Talks "Life Goes On" Single on New "BE" Album Out Now Thread

Official SNS

Twitter

Account Date Link Thread
@BTS_twt 201123 BTS for AMAs Thread
@BTS_twt 201123 Taehyung Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 SUGA Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 BTS reacts to GRAMMY nomination Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 BTS thanks the Recording Academy Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 BTS reacts to GRAMMY nomination 2 Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 j-hope Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 Bangtan Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 Twitter Compilation
@BTS_twt 201125 Grammy Nominated Artists BTS Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 Bangtan Thread
@BTS_twt 201125 vcut📸 Thread
@BTS_twt 201126 Bangtan Thread
@BTS_twt 201127 SUGA Thread
@BTS_twt 201128 Jimin Thread
@BTS_twt 201129 j-hope Thread
@BTS_twt 201129 vcut📸 Thread
@BTS_twt 201129 vcut📸 2 Thread
@bts_bighit 201123 BTS @ AMAs Thread
@bts_bighit 201123 BTS @ AMAs #2 Thread
@bts_bighit 201123 Spotify "This is BTS" Playlist Stories Thread
@bts_bighit 201124 Today's Bangtan @ GMA Thread
@bts_bighit 201123 BTS Tweet Spotify: Which BE song are you most like Thread
@bts_bighit 201124 Today’s BTS at The Late Late Show with James Corden Thread
@bts_bighit 201125 Today’s Bangtan @ The Late Late Show with James Corden Thread
@bts_bighit 201127 We have put a new canvas video up for @Spotify! Check it out here 👉 Thread
@bts_bighit 201127 [Notice] Suga's 00 00 returns after 5 years Thread
@bts_bighit 201128 BTS official - last chance to ask questions for 'Ask Anything Chat' Thread
@BTS_jp_official 201125 BTS Japan Official Thread
@BigHitEnt 201123 Fly To My Room Thread
@BigHitEnt 201124 Blue & Grey Thread
@BigHitEnt 201125 Dynamite Thread
@BigHitEnt 201126 Skit Thread
@BigHitEnt 201127 Telepathy Thread
@BigHitEnt 201128 Dis-ease Thread
@BigHitEnt 201129 Stay Thread

Weverse

Date Link Thread
201124 j-hope Thread
201125 Taehyung Thread
201125 SUGA Thread
201125 j-hope Thread
201125 Compilation
201125 Taehyung Thread
201126 Seokjin Thread
201126 Compilation
201127 Taehyung Thread
201127 Compilation
201129 Compilation

Other Official SNS

Date SNS Link Thread
201123 Instagram BTS Official Instagram Story Thread
201123 TikTok Jimin on TikTok Thread
201124 Instagram BTS Official Instagram Story Thread
201124 TikTok j-hope on TikTok Thread
201125 Instagram BTS Official Instagram Story Thread
201125 TikTok Taehyung Thread
201125 V Live BTS Vlive Post Thread
201126 Instagram BTS Official Instagram Story Thread
201126 TikTok Jung Kook Thread
201127 Instagram BTS Official Instagram Story Thread

CF & Partnerships

Date Thread
201123 GmarketGlobal: BTS X MATTEL Fashion Doll Limited Quantities
201124 MapleStory X BTS: 📺Preview – I can't believe this is really happening! BTS Dreams Come True
201125 IONIQ x BTS: We're In Charge
201125 FILA x BTS 2020 Winter Collection
201125 Hyundai Worldwide: For the launch of IONIQ, #BTS have taken over our channels to creatively explore what it means to take charge.​
201126 [Episode with BTS] MapleStory X BTS: Once Upon a Time EP.01 - The MapleStory Originals
201126 Bodyfriend 'Happy Thanksgiving'
201126 Amazon Sale on BTS Idol Dolls and Giant UNO
201127 BTS Galaxy Buds+ are on sale on samsung.com for ~$130!

Articles

Date Publisher Article Thread
201123 Forbes BTS’s ‘BE’ Is On Track To Become The Group’s Fifth No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200 Thread
201124 Entertainment Tonight BTS Makes GRAMMYs History (Again) With Nomination for 'Dynamite' Thread
201124 Teen Vogue BTS Member Suga on Mental Health and Masculinity Thread
201124 InStyle BTS Reinvented the Classic White Button Down at the 2020 AMAs (shirts designed by LEMETEQUE) Thread
201125 TripleJ “It’s wild!” How Cosmo’s Midnight wound up on K-pop titans BTS’ new album Thread
201128 Forbes BTS’s ‘Life Goes On’ Is Projected To Become Their Third No. 1 Hit On The Billboard Hot 100. Thread
201128 LaineyGossip Esquire's BTS cover feature by Dave Holmes is the best western profile of the band to date Thread
201008 Fonts In Use “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” [BTS Remix] single cover and lyric video Thread
201129 Bandwagon Asia EDM producer Arston talks his musical inspirations, breaking out of his bedroom, and working on BTS' 'Stay' Thread

SNS Mentions

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Date 💜 Link Thread
201123 💜 Esquire Instagram Thread
201123 Dave Holmes Thread
201123 Dave Holmes 2 Thread
201124 Prada on Instagram Thread
201124 John Cena on Instagram Thread
201125 pdogg on Instagram Thread
201124 Jimmy Fallon Thread
201125 Son Sungdeuk Thread
201125 Slow Rabbit Thread
201125 Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men Thread
201125 BTS on The Late Late Show with James Corden Thread
201125 Samsung Thread
201125 💜 Esquire Instagram Thread
201125 Alicia Keys Thread
201125 Jeremy Lin on Twitter Thread
201125 pdogg on Instagram Thread
201126 Valentino on Instagram Thread
201127 Bad Bunny gets asked about tweet requests for a collab with BTS, says he needs to learn how to dance first (the Rundown Instagram Live) Thread
201127 💜 ABC: Guess who is coming to town? 🎅 It's @bts_bighit during the #DisneyHolidaySingalong! Thread
201127 BTS on Zach Sang Show Thread
201127 💜 TikTok: Zach Sang showing his dog to BTS Thread
201129 💜 More BTS Outtakes from Esquire Thread
201129 💜 RM’s note at the exhibition “The moment of ‘ㄱ’” at Seoul Arts Center Thread
201129 Jennifer Lopez and family listening to Dynamite on her IG Live Thread

Other Media

NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Type 💜 Date Link Thread
Cover 201125 BTS (방탄소년단) - Life Goes On COVER BY NIDA (With Dad) Thread
Cover 201128 BTS (방탄소년단) - Life Goes On Acoustic Ver. Cover by Boramiyu (보라미유) Thread
Podcast 201123 Smartless Podcast: Sir Paul McCartney says he enjoys watching BTS Thread
Reaction 201123 [ENG SUB] [Korean] MV Director Reacts to Life Goes On Thread
Video 💜 201122 Entertainment Tonight: BTS told us what to expect for their first performance of #LifeGoesOn— tonight at the 2020 #AMAs! Thread
Video 201125 “Blood, Sweat & Tears” lyrics analysed by Kang Seungyoon (WINNER) and Kim Taewon (Boohwal) @ K-POP Lyrics Helper [ENG SUB] Thread
Video 201125 MAX - Blueberry Eyes (Feat SUGA of BTS) [Behind The Song] Thread
Video 201127 DJ Swivel: In The Mix: BTS - Magic Shop Thread
Video 201128 MAX mentions SUGA and thanks Army in his AAA Best Pop Artist award speech Thread
Video 201129 [The Needle Drop] 2021 Grammy Nominees & Winners Prediction Thread
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2020.11.29 21:21 GoneInSixtyFrames VA dot Gov Doesn't Have Tech Support . Report VA any errors to Whitehouse VA hotline, 855-948-2311. Note date, time, and error msg. Get Pic/Screenshot

Heads up, there is no VA.gov tech support, don't bother calling the number at the top or bottom of the va.gov page. If you are trying to apply for benefits online and run into errors during the process, your session for that claim is trash, something went wrong and it will never submit. You must start over with a new claim process from the beginning.
DO REPORT the problem. VA.gov programmers and IT staff run a github VA Page and the number one thing they talk about when it comes to errors and issues is lack of TIME and Date noted on tickets they get, also note CST, EST, PST ect.(your timezone). https://github.com/department-of-veterans-affairs
They can't troubleshot if they don't know which logs to look at and what date and time. Write down date, time, errors reported, screenshot or take a picture with phone. Then you will call the White HOUSE VA Hotline, that is the only place to get a website issue routed up for VA.gov.
Why?
VA.gov is a complex system that doesn't have the funds for a staff it really needs, it links a lot of other systems together, medical data is a bitch for IT and the fact it works at all is a magical but the site can make even savvy web users want to smash keyboards. Keep reporting errors.
The hotline, 855-948-2311 VA Whitehouse Hotline.Call, and let the person know you're reporting a va.gov website problem.At (time) on (date) while (doing/trying) I got this error (state error). I was using (browser, version and login method (ID.me, CAC, or DS login) on a Windows or Mac ect.
They will start a ticket, you will get an email with a confirmation, and sometimes you'll get a phone call a few weeks later from a random number, but not always. The point is to bring up the problems so they can track them, it doesn't mean they will get fixed.
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2020.11.29 18:48 thecambridgegeek Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - November 2020

I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio drama series that came out in November, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend?
Previous months are available here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/results.php?proof=Releases&tag1=Audio%20fiction
And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here:
https://twitter.com/AudioDramaDebut
And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/archive/add/add.php

11/1: Reverie's Curse (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/reveriescurse
Synopsis: This podcast is a Fantasy Audio Drama with voice actors and sound fx. It is made to play like a show in your ears.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3091be48/podcast/rss

11/1: The Miseducation of John Mark (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: http://whoisjohnmark.com/
Synopsis: After an unarmed black man is killed by a local officer, an unassuming activist, John Mark, sets out to unite his divided city together and stop both sides from descending into chaos. Will he succeed or only make things worse? Find out in this gripping audio drama created and directed by Joshua Williams. Starring Trevon Foster, Adrian Justis, Christina Connerton, Justice Hall, and Jonathan Dauermann. Produced by Joshua Williams, Evan Carrington, and Michael R. Salas. The Miseducation of John Mark is a C-Space Media production.
RSS Feed: https://johnmark.libsyn.com/rss

11/1: The Stygian Chronicles (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://anchor.fm/stygian-chronicles
Synopsis: A collection of stories and tales of horror and fantasy that stretch the boundaries between the real, and unreal - releasing weekly from Halloween 2020.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/383389c4/podcast/rss

11/2: Getting Our Crit Together (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: http://getting-our-crit-together.castos.com/
Synopsis: A comedy D&D 5e podcast where our heroes are actually just interns at a local heroes guild working to fix their mistakes.
RSS Feed: https://getting-our-crit-together.castos.com/feed

11/2: The Call (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://claybodytheatre.com/the-call/
Synopsis: THE CALL is our brand new podcast drama which deals with the themes of connection and disconnection, timely for the world we find ourselves in today.

11/2: The Dragon's Mark (Fiction - Fantasy)
Site: https://tarynfrazier.com/
Synopsis: Do you believe in dragons? Michael and Brida don't, but that's about all they have in common. After all, he is coming to take the city she has sworn to protect. But a chance meeting leads to a secret friendship---one that will test Brida's resolve and Michael's loyalties. Welcome to a world where art has power, where a friend can be a deadly enemy, and where imaginary dragons are oddly important. There will be magic and monsters, fighting and romance, mystery and geometry, currant buns and pigeons.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1412434.rss

11/2: The Piper (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wdsyt/episodes/downloads
Synopsis: When strange music makes a girl vanish, a detective and her daughter uncover a terrifying force.
RSS Feed: https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p08wdsyt.rss

11/3: Astronomica (RPG - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1424833
Synopsis: Welcome to Astronomica, a Stars Without Number actual play podcast. Join Star Master Stan and regular players Colin, Cullen, Geoff, and Kristen as they crew the definitely-not-piloted-by-a-rogue-AI ship The Admiral Grace. From encounters with magnificent space whales to swashbuckling adventures across the galaxy, there is nothing this crew can't make way more complicated than it needs to be. Tag along every Wednesday and listen in as we learn that the true friends were the ones you decompressed and maybe accidentally spaced along the way.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1424833.rss

11/5: Adventure On, Everyone! (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://adventureonpod.buzzsprout.com/1310428
Synopsis: We are an actual play podcast! We plan on uploading on a roughly biweekly basis! Currently running a D and D 5e campaign! Follow us across the socials for any announcements or information we have to pass along to everyone! Hey, also never forget your A.o.E and Adventure On Everyone!!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1310428.rss

11/5: Smothered (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Site: https://linktr.ee/capriciousproductions
Synopsis: Join two weary homicide detectives as they uncover the disturbing truth about a seemingly simple, open-and-shut murder case. In times of extreme stress and scrutiny, will they make the right choice?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1225931.rss

11/5: Tabletop Tiddies (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://www.tabletoptiddies.com/
Synopsis: Tabletop Tiddies is a weekly Dungeons & Dragons 5e Actual Play podcast that’s run entirely by marginalized genders. Join Dungeon Master Char and players Amanda, Emily, Rachel, and Sara for their weekly adventures, released every Thursday! It’s our mission to provide a safe place at the table for everyone, and we are thrilled to invite you to join our fun, hilarious, queer, and feminist adventure!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1348282.rss

11/7: Pod of Wonders (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://podofwonders.wordpress.com/
Synopsis: Role play gaming podcast generally focusing on Dungeons and Dragons.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3cb95960/podcast/rss

11/8: Lost Souls Monologues (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://lostsoulsmonologues.com/
Synopsis: Fictional monologues exploring the idea that we're all a little lost from time to time. Beautiful new writing, performed by an impressive cast including Maggie Wheeler (‘Friends’, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’), Tamla Kari (‘The Inbetweeners Movie’, ‘The Musketeers’) and voiceover superstar Rupert Degas (‘Red Dwarf X’, ‘Pope Joan’).
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1433002.rss

11/8: The Hidden Gate (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://thehiddengatepodcast.com/
Synopsis: A short stories podcast produced and hosted by narrator William Cook and author Eugene Chernett.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3be1b708/podcast/rss

11/9: A Bad Feeling Horror Podcast (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://thewodc.com/a-bad-feeling-horror-podcast
Synopsis: A Bad Feeling Horror Podcast is a WODC original horror anthology series. Each episode includes multiple creepy tales written by the WODC presented by ghoulish hosts.
RSS Feed: https://thewodc.com/a-bad-feeling-horror-podcast?format=rss

11/9: Adventure Check Podcast (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/adventurecheck
Synopsis: Adventure Check is an actual play TTRPG podcast that runs campaigns using Adventures in Middle-Earth and Dungeons and Dragons. With two main campaigns, join this group of friends as they adventure through fantastical worlds.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3a4d3a34/podcast/rss

11/9: Taverns, Travel & Tests (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://taverns-travel-and-tests.pinecast.co/
Synopsis: Taverns, Travel, & Tests is a meme and Food Network infused Actual Play podcast, taking inspiration from cooking shows, internet culture, and a genuine love of tabletop roleplaying games. If you like memes, Guy Fieri, or memes about Guy Fieri, you'll like this podcast. It's like a rib burn-off in a fantasy world.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/taverns-travel-and-tests

11/10: Arcane (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://sonderproductions.net/projects/
Synopsis: A man with no name investigates the supernatural.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4633235/episodes/feed

11/10: SPR - Superhuman Public Radio (Dramatised - Superhero)
Site: https://www.superhumanpublicradio.com/
Synopsis: A podcast on the lives and stories of superhumans like you.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/38e2556c/podcast/rss

11/11: From Sad Shires (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: http://www.littlepixieproductions.co.uk/from_sad_shires_podcast.html
Synopsis: A Podcast Audio Drama to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Harry Harmes and Maisie Merman fall in love in the East End of London in 1914 and marry. Then Harry takes the King's shilling to go off to war. Written by Clive Stubbings and produced by theatre company Little Pixie productions.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3c53fa98/podcast/rss

11/11: Sub-Class Act (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/sub-class-act
Synopsis: A clean 'Actual Play' podcast with a focus on storytelling, sure, but also the lulz.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2bc8aac/podcast/rss

11/12: From Beyond the Broadcast (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1458391
Synopsis: From Beyond the Broadcast is a storytelling podcast that delivers unusual radio content from other dimensions and alternate whens. Loosely guided by our unwitting host Jamb Handee, each episode gives a glimpse and escape into another realm not unlike our own. Bonus! FBTB acquires talent exclusively rooted in BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and female artistry-- because let's face it; the realms of sci-fi and horror are sorely lacking.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1458391.rss

11/12: Margaret's Garden (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://midnightdisease.net/margarets-garden
Synopsis: Everton was the perfect American suburb, cookie-cutter homes full of every modern appliance imaginable, green grass, and shopping malls, but that was 70 years ago. Now the town sits, empty and rotting. Something beneath the suburbs stirs, and threatens to change everything.
RSS Feed: https://rss.acast.com/margarets-garden

11/12: The Zip Code Plays (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://antaeus.org/plays-events/zipcode-plays/
Synopsis: Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles from the safety of your home. Antaeus Theatre Company presents The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code.
RSS Feed: https://the-zip-code-plays.castos.com/feed

11/12: Vile Trials (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://anchor.fm/ghaall
Synopsis: Vile Trials is a story of a medical researcher who is forced to think about what it means to do good. In order for someone to make a difference, they need control and power. But at what point does their primary focus switch from doing good to securing control and power? What are they willing to sacrifice? We also explore the amazing world of (real) medical research on (fictional) gut bacteria strains and give it a nice twist of sci-fi horror.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/11bfd89c/podcast/rss

11/13: Adventuring for Dummies (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/adventuring-for-dummies
Synopsis: Welcome to Adventuring for Dummies! The DnD Actual Play Podcast in a world of no adventuring! Will the Dummies find there way through ancient runes and stacks of paperwork!?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:882362137/sounds.rss

11/13: Novice Kidnappers (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Site: https://altelchagla.wixsite.com/official/podcast
Synopsis: Will they achieve the goal?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1485127.rss

11/13: The Oyster (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: http://oyster.libsyn.com/
Synopsis: In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains?
RSS Feed: https://oyster.libsyn.com/rss

11/14: Recital (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://anchor.fm/ross-graham29/
Synopsis: A slick and surreal drama about ambition behind closed doors.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3f674a28/podcast/rss

11/14: The Far from the Tree Broadcast (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: www.farfromthetreeproductions.com
Synopsis: Far From the Tree Productions is a grassroots theatre company based in Vancouver, BC. The seedling of Far From the Tree grew from a desire to create theatre that looked all the way back to its origin, the sacred act of storytelling. Now, as we delve into the auditory landscape, we are excited at the prospect of reaching an audience far and wide. Where will we end up? Who really knows! Expect thrilling audio dramas, discussions on life and art making, complex examinations of simple things, maybe a little music, and much much more! Let's see where the wind takes us!
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3a373bbc/podcast/rss

11/15: The Reignition Theory (Fiction - Science fiction)
Site: https://attheendofthelinepodcast.squarespace.com/reignition-theory
Synopsis: The truth of the world’s most sinister conspiracy is finally revealed - how was the great city of Corraban really destroyed? An account of the final days of the city with interviews, diaries, letters and more. An audiofiction podcast full of espionage, adventure and zombies.
RSS Feed: https://attheendofthelinepodcast.squarespace.com/reignition-theory?format=rss

11/16: Id, Ego and Dice (RPG - Anthology)
Site: https://idegoanddice.libsyn.com/
Synopsis: Hey there and welcome to Id, Ego, and Dice. A weekly live play podcast where I get together with friends and loved ones to play tabletop roleplaying games. We play everything from Dungeons and Dragons to Mork Borg to King Arthur Pendragon. Why the name Id, Ego, and Dice? Well besides it being lazily evocative, and the only name suggested that wasn’t already taken, our game and stories always tend to focus on the player characters themselves. Personal conflicts. Their relationships with other players, the relationships with non player characters, or their relationship with the world itself.
RSS Feed: https://idegoanddice.libsyn.com/rss

11/16: The Gaia Miracles (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.thegaiamiracles.com/
Synopsis: Join me, Barry Orsen, a journalist with Nice Guise Media, as I investigate the Gaia Miracles more than a year after the catastrophic ending in Chicago and the disappearance of Elisa Garvey, my friend and the first reporter to witness one of the Miracles. With each interview, the established story unravels. Who is to blame? The industrial giant at the center of the Miracles, The Hydell Corporation, or the mysterious group who made them a target, Gaia Prime.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/35d8081c/podcast/rss

11/17: "Saint" Nick and the Big F*ck Up (Fiction - Comedy)
Site: https://www.saintnickandthebigeffup.com/
Synopsis: Nick is a part-time mall Santa, who really hates Christmas. And with good reason. But here he is, on Christmas Eve, wearing the red suit. He shouldn’t be working today, but he is. And he’s about to meet a terrible child who will ruin everything. This is not going to end well. But what’s about to happen, isn’t the worst thing he’s ever done...
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/snatbfu

11/17: Dark Tides (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://thedarktides.fireside.fm/
Synopsis: Dark Tides is a twice monthly improvised audio drama series, set in the Hookba Archipelago. The show follows Ernest Marsh, a newly commissioned Park Ranger arriving in the Archipelago. And Allister Stern, a local conspiracy theorist and aspiring cryptozoologist. Together these young investigators unravel a twisted mystery of disappearances and fatal encounters with the uncanny as they search for the truth. Can you trust the voices in your head? Can you survive the troubled waters? Beware the Dark Tides.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.fireside.fm/thedarktides/rss

11/17: Shadows (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.spreaker.com/show/shadows_2
Synopsis: New York City, 1983. A private investigator with paranormal ties receives a call from a stripper, whose mother was murdered. A crime lord’s sociopathic son inherits his father’s fortune... and position. And Bakuul, the dark god, grows stronger, as he prepares to enter this world... Shadows is a noir dark fantasy crime thriller, written and produced by Reuben Saffer-Meng. Starring Johnny Salazar, Anna Castiglioni, and Michael Driscal.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4630963/episodes/feed

11/17: The Non-Canonical Chronicles (RPG - Comedy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/stuart-holmes/
Synopsis: Prepare to hear chilling tales, mysterious mysteries and thrilling yet questionable battles between Heroes, Monsters and more in this Improvised Comedy Tabletop Podcast!
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/40822e78/podcast/rss

11/18: Fast Radio Burst! (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://anchor.fm/fastradioburst
Synopsis: Contemporary audio dramas in quick, classic form.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3cc9ea00/podcast/rss

11/18: Script Sirens Presents: Siren Screams (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://scriptsirens.wordpress.com/blog-feed/
Synopsis: Script Sirens Presents...Siren Screams!! A six-part horror anthology series, performed as audio plays. These hair-raising tales are not for the faint-hearted. You have been warned. Who are the 'Script Sirens'? A powerful collective of female and non-binary scriptwriters situated in the West Midlands. What is 'Siren Screams'? A project supported (and made possible!) by the Arts Council England. Written, produced and released in 'social isolation' during the lockdown in 2020's extended spooky season of Halloween to Friday 13th of November. The series is an experiment in what new artists can create under these unusual conditions.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/script-sirens-presents-siren-screams

11/18: The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/womenshistory/the-agitators-podcast.htm
Synopsis: The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester, New York in the 1840s, they were full of hope and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. Follow these brilliant, flawed, and rebellious activists with host Ashley C. Ford. Their message still matters. This six-part podcast is based on the play The Agitators; playwright Mat Smart used historical documents to imagine Susan and Frederick’s conversations. The Agitators is brought to listeners by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAgitators

11/18: woe.begone (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/woe_begone
Synopsis: An investigation into an online ARG "game", with something mysterious going on in the background.

11/19: Spirit Box Radio (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://hangingslothstudios.wordpress.com/spirit-box-radio/
Synopsis: Spirit Box Radio's new host, the spiritually-challenged Sam Enfield, does his best to guide you through queries about contacting the otherside, advice for the magically inclined, and general guidance for those seeking to participate in the spookier side of life and death.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/5f6a0613185d024c7fd4bc8b

11/19: Tales From Your Mom's Basement (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.tfymb.com/
Synopsis: We are a group of Voice Actors, Writers, and Directors that have stories to tell and want you to come along for the ride.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/tfymb/feed.xml

11/20: Fireteam Wildcats (Dramatised - Fanfiction)
Site: https://twitter.com/FireteamW
Synopsis: Pasithea and the rest of Fireteam Wildcats work to overcome a solar system's obstacles in constant peril. Follow Fireteam Wildcats through their journey to become true Guardians. This Audio Drama is not made by Bungie and is a non-commercial fanmade work!
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/fireteam-wildcats

11/21: Hi Nay (Fiction - Horror)
Site: https://hinaypod.tumblr.com/
Synopsis: Hi Nay, literally translated to “Hi Mom”, is a supernatural horror fictional podcast about Filipina immigrant Mari Datuin, whose babaylan (shaman) family background accidentally gets her involved in stopping dangerous supernatural events in Toronto. Written, directed, produced, and created by Motzie Dapul and co-produced and co-created by Reg Geli.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/hinaypod/feed.xml

11/23: Doctor Who Journey Into Time (Dramatised - Fanfiction)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/doctor-whowho
Synopsis: A new full professional-cast, unlicensed, non-profit, and FREE reimagining of the lost Peter Cushing Dr. Who radio pilot!

11/23: Greenhouse (Fiction - Romance)
Site: https://www.atypicalartists.co/greenhouse
Synopsis: GREENHOUSE is an anxious audio love story about a recluse writer and a lonely florist who learn, letter by letter, that the world is a whole lot brighter when you have someone to share your story with. It was created by Lillian Holman and produced by Atypical Artists.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/greenhousepod/feed.xml

11/23: Jim and Jan (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: http://jimandjan.podbean.com/
Synopsis: Fed up of hearing about lockdown? In need of something full of frivolity? Join Jim and Jan in their Audio Drama. *Disclaimer* It is set in lockdown but it's fine because these two are having a blast! They love being confined together, they just love it. Jim, a 70 year old grump from the North of England lives with his wife Jan, a 69 year old alien from London who spends half her time away with the fairies. They're ever so happy so you will be too...nothing eventful happens on a daily basis don't worry. No one gets attacked by a cat. Jan doesn't tell unnecessary and terribly trivial stories that would send you to sleep...So come in for a cuppa as lockdown has brought Jim and Jan to the Irish countryside where they will reside and stay safe; safe in the knowledge that every sarcastic comment Jim makes will fly out of his mouth over Jan's head and hopefully into your ears, each Monday instead.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/jimandjan/feed.xml

11/23: Persona (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1499455/
Synopsis: Tales of phenomenal bodies.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1499455.rss

11/24: Rapture 518 (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://redcircle.com/shows/rapture518
Synopsis: Rapture 518 is a horropsychological thriller Audiodrama produced in Canada. Dr. Sarah Penn is a resident physician, but she has not been at work for a few weeks. Part of this is because of an imperative need to move from her rental house. Part of this is not yet known. And part of this is because of the unpredictable outbreak that’s turned mild mannered pedestrians into flesh-eating sociopaths.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.redcircle.com/08f1afe1-62ce-4253-bad4-657f5070400d

11/24: The Wizard of Bombs (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSqJY_hhbotvMbTDR9zGywA/
Synopsis: A Foundation agent must trek the wastes of a hostile reptilian wasteland to capture an evil sorcerer.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/the-wizard-of-bombs

11/25: Cold Storage (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.corvusaudio.net/cold-storage
Synopsis: Cold Storage is a sci-fi narrative podcast mini-series produced by Corvus Audio, an independent podcast production company based out of Dayton, Ohio, and created by sibling duo Savannah and Harrison Webb. The series follows two mechanics tasked with maintaining an underground doomsday bunker in the aftermath of nuclear war who stumble upon a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the last remnants of humanity.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/cold-storage/

11/26: History is about to misbehave (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: https://historymisbeahave.buzzsprout.com/1474990
Synopsis: A series of audio dramas, artistic creations and interviews inspired by the archive and local history collections relating to York. The city’s civic archive is one of the most significant outside London, covering over 800 years of York’s history as a self-governing authority. The collection is remarkable both for its continuity and its comprehensiveness, detailing all aspects of life in the city. Local organisations and individuals are also represented in the archive’s ‘community collections’ which date from 1529 onwards. Through our award-winning Explore Labs community arts project, we continue to challenge the imaginations of our archivists and artists to use the collections to reach new and diverse audiences of all abilities. History is about to misbehave...
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1474990.rss

11/26: Strangers in Paradise (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=70
Synopsis: Two True Freaks announces the audio drama adaptation of Terry Moore's STRANGERS IN PARADISE!
RSS Feed: http://twotruefreaks.com/media/podcasts/Strangers/rss.xml

11/27: Calls From A Friend (Dramatised - Horror)
Site: https://callsfromafriend.captivate.fm/
Synopsis: Calls From A Friend are 5-minutes-or-less short episodes centering around receiving a call from a friend. As the story progresses, the atmosphere gets more chilling and psychological.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/callsfromafriend/

11/27: Witness the Critness (RPG - Fantasy)
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2020.11.29 17:42 emselimahmed How to install windows 7 step by step in Bangla EM TecH BD

How to install windows 7 step by step in Bangla EM TecH BD
Install windows 7 step by step 2021
Install windows 7 step by step 2021:
Windows 7 is a working system that was made by Microsoft and conveyed as a segment of the Windows NT gathering of working structures. It was conveyed to amassing on July 22, 2009, and ended up being normally available on October 22, 2009.
One of the lightweight versions of the Windows operating system ever I saw. If your computer's configuration is low then I will recommend installing windows 7 as your operating system. It will perform better than other operating systems.
Is it secured to use Windows 7 after 2020?
For sure, you can continue using Windows 7 after January 14, 2020. Windows 7 will continue running as it is today. In any case, you should climb to Windows 10 going before January 14, 2020, considering the way that Microsoft will end all particular assistance, programming revives, security invigorates, and some different fixes after that date.

Follow the video step by step:

So follow the step below. If you get a problem then see the video below.
Step - 01: Insert Bootable Pendrive or DVD on your computer And restart your computer.
Step - 02: Press the "boot key(Esc/F10/F12/F8)" as per your computelaptop model up to start windows.
Step - 03: Now click "Install Now"
Step - 04: Click ✔️ mark on "I accept the license terms" and click "Next"
Step - 05: Select Custom(advanced)
Step - 06 Click "Drive options(advance)" if not see this option
Step - 07 Select "Local Disk" or C drive.
Step - 08 Click "Format"
Step - 09 Now click "Next"
Step - 10 Now, wait until the installation process complete.
Step - 11 Choice your name and write click "next"
Step - 12 Type password and hint if now interested then click "next"
Step - 13 Remove ✔️ mark from "Automatically active windows when I am online" and click "Next"
Step - 14 Click "Ask me later"
Step - 15 Set up your time and click "Next"
Step - 16 Select your network. (If personal computer the "Home Network" - Recommended)
Step - 17 Done & Enjoy.
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2020.11.29 16:13 Excelloneuk Benefits of Wordpress Websites

Benefits of Wordpress Websites

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For more than one and a half decade, WordPress has been around and is the most popular crm for blogging and website development in the market. WordPress has now been the content management platform of choice for non-blogging websites over the last few years. Here are the top reasons why WordPress is so popular and why you might want to consider moving to a website for your company's WordPress platform.
Easy to use for Non-Developers: WordPress has an advanced system and is very simple to use even for the non-developers. It's a breeze to add new blogs, blog posts, videos, etc on a daily basis and it can be done easily. Since the technology is so basic, there is a great reduction in time spent on formatting. This efficiency helped WordPress surpass rivals such as Drupal or Joomla and become the preferred choice of web developers everywhere, removing the need to learn HTML, CSS, PHP and other complex technologies.
If you do not want to, you do not have to deal with any coding. If you are looking for a more personalised and exclusive web design, or need some features, you can choose from templates for WordPress website development or work with a skilled web developer. This enables you to eliminate the time you would spend on website design learning and can give you time to commit yourself to increasing other areas of your business.
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Ready to use Plugins: WordPress provides all the elements necessary for a simple site to be built, but many users want more advanced features relevant to the unique needs of a site. Hundreds of plugins, small pieces of code designed to perform specific tasks, are included in the WordPress plugin directory, enabling users to add features such as shopping carts, galleries, contact forms, and more to any compatible WordPress site. Hundreds of custom plugins from third-party developers can also be installed and configured by users. As an updraft, plugins can be activated or deactivated and uninstalled as required.
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Stunning & Responsive Website: In Google rankings, mobile responsiveness is also a variable, so websites need to look good on any platform. WordPress provides a range of dynamic theme designs, and with plugins and modifications to theme files, users can also make a static site responsive. If you want to adapt your website to the device from which it is accessed and give your visitors an unforgettable experience, whether from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, this CMS is your best choice.
In-built Blog Page: Since WordPress is a software for content management systems, it has many features that make it easy to publish content. One of these is a "built-in" blog feature that can be accessed from any computer at any time, so that users do not have to build one separately if they want to add a blog to their website. That makes it possible to use the blog feature to add updates or announcements, even for sites not related to blogging.
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2020.11.29 13:16 insomm A Brief Guide to Better Trading

About
Ok, before we start onto anything, if you are unaware there are certain restrictions we have to adhere to when trading. If you have not been keeping up to date, there are rules kindly laid out in the official Discord server that you should probably read through.
Yes, we all know, the current trading system is bad... Actually, it is terrible, and while there are some alternatives, every single one of them just feels like it is more hustle than it is worth.
That does not mean we cannot learn to use the tools we have.
If you still want to trade a few of your drops, or get that shiny new piece of gear without having to depend on the mercy of our lord RNGsus, you have no other choice than to buckle up and trade with the tools we have.
!This is not a 5 steps to get rich guide, or a full guide to pricing your items!
What I will talk about here are a few tips and personal things that should (hopefully) improve the trading experience for both you and whomever you are trading with through Discord specifically.
I see a lot of people making some silly mistakes that are just making the system even more painful than it has to be, so hopefully we can clear up a few of these.
Where will we be trading?
So, if you have not done so yet, the first step will be to join the official discord server through the official website.
In this Discord you will find dedicated channels for trading, called "hc-trade" and "sc-trade". Whether you are playing on HardCore (HC) or SoftCore (SC), one of these two channels will be your main hub for both buying items and selling your own.
How to read trade posts
This is rather simple, but I think there's some merit in going over it briefly.
Generally speaking the formatting for most people is something along the lines of:
[O]
list
of
items
[N]
list
of
items
Anything under "O" is an item they are "Offering" for sale.
Whilst anything under "N" is an item they "Need" for their build.
Some people will have priced Offer lists. The formatting for those can vary a little, but for the most part it goes like this:
[Offer]
Item I am offering for sale - Item I want in exchange.
- is sometimes exchanged for ">", "=", "for", "N" or other variations.
How do I find what I am looking for?
Before we talk about selling, lets talk a little about buying.
Discord has an absolutely abysmal search function that will make you want to pull your hair out. Said function is neatly laid on the top right as seen in this picture.
If you are looking for any item that you might need for your build, you may type the name of the item in that neat little search box. The results will be displayed in a sidebar that you can order by "Newest," "Oldest," or "Most Relevant" (Newest being the default).
Here is a quick screenshot that I got just now searching for "mara," short for Mara's Kaleidoscope for those unfamiliar.
Please take note that above the posts are the channels these posts were made on. Discord is kind enough to search every channel for you, except we hate this.
But Discord doesn't know better, so you have to keep an eye out whether you are on SC or HC to message the right person.
Once you have found an item you might be interested in you can hover over the message, and a "Jump" button will be displayed on the top right, like so.
If you click the jump button, it will take you to where that message was posted on the Discord.
This is where we do the second check for channel. See if discord has switched your channel from SC-trade to HC-trade or vice versa.
If this is someone in the same ladder as you, click their name, and type in a message.
Don't worry, we all make mistakes. Sleep deprived me has messaged players in HC a few times already whilst I am interested in an item in SC. Just try and avoid it whenever possible.
Search function filtering!
a_Grindmeister kindly alerted me to the fact that you can use further filtering options in the search function.
When you click the search box on discord a drop down should appear. If you click the "in: Channel" option, and then type SC or HC, you should see options for the sc-trade and hc-trade channels.
Afterwards your search box should look like this, and if you type the item you want after that you will only get results in the channel you have selected.
I still can't find the item I want.
We now know how to look for an item and make sure that it is in the same ladder as you are playing in, but what if you cannot find the item you want?
There's a few possibilities for this to be happening.
How you type the search is important, for example, you might be searching for Immortal King set, whilst the seller might have just typed "IK."
Try different alternatives to see if you can find what you want.
While discord works fine for searching uniques and set items, it is much worse for rare gear.
If you try to find a +2 [class] fcr amulet you might have a much tougher time than searching for a Mara's. Sadly this is just one of the many issues we currently have to face.
No, I don't have any tips for this other than patience and time.
I want to know what an item is worth.
Ideally I would tell you to use the price check channels, but if you have tried it before, you know how hit or miss that is... Truth is, most people aren't sitting there just price checking items for fun, so you should learn to do this yourself.
Remember the search function we just talked about? Use it. See if someone has the same item as you listed at any price point, check a few different sellers if possible.
Is "x" rune worth more or less than "y" rune?
A lot of the trading in D2 is done in the shape of runes. It is a little tough to get a grasp of their value, specially given that the "higher number" runes aren't always the most valuable.
Some of the members of the discord community have been very kind to put together this spreadsheet with some rough benchmarks for rune values.
Keep in mind values will change slightly between SC and HC, and they might fluctuate from week to week as well.
There are posts showing up on my search which don't highlight the item I want.
These are posts done by people that haven't traded much and haven't read this post.
Code blocks are not searchable in Discord, so while some people want to make their lists look pretty in an attempt to call more attention, their lists will not be properly highlighted by the search function.
You can read through their shopping list and find what you are looking for, or you can just skip and pretend they don't exist.
I want to sell my items, where do I start?
With what I have briefly gone over, you should have a good idea of where to start. O, N, list your items.
If required do a brief search to find out what they are roughly worth. Keep in mind the rolls on an item can change the price wildly, so whilst a low rolled item might be worthless, a perfect item could be worth a decent bit.
I am afraid of underselling or overpaying.
Everyone is.
Any item you have sitting in your stash is just taking up space, and while an item might be worth little for someone else, it could be worth a lot to you.
The best way to learn, is by trading. You might overpay every now and then, and you might undersell. Keep those as learning experiences.
Someone wants to underpay my item.
Whenever I receive an offer lower than what I was looking for there are three things I ask myself.
  1. How long have I been trying to sell this item for?
  2. Will I ever use this item myself?
  3. Is this offer within a reasonable margin of my asking price?
Selling, even if for cheaper, is generally speaking better than not selling.
As long as you aren't being scammed, I would always argue you should sell.
An item gathering dust on a mule is money you could have spent on your character, so if someone makes a reasonable offer, sell it.
Someone is offering "y" item for my "x"
Are you going to use "y"?
Do you have a friend who could use "y"?
Have you recently seen people buying "y"?
Are the people buying "y" online and willing to trade?
You want these to be yes for you to accept a trade. If you are trading a dust filled item in a mule for another item that will gather dust, don't.
Every sale/trade should either improve your character, or make your currency easier to use.
If they don't have the runes, look for pgems, look for wss, look for items you can use.
I made a post but I don't get any messages.
Are you using code blocks?
DO NOT USE CODE BLOCKS
Are your items priced?
I receive more messages for items I have priced, even if they are offers for a lower price.
How many more people are trying to sell the same item?
If there are 40 sellers for that unique at that price, chances are slim you will get a sale at the same price.
Would you buy that item yourself?
Make sure you aren't trying to sell trash. There are items that no one would spend currency on, and you are wasting your time and drawing attention away from your good items by listing these.
How have you named the items?
Remember the "IK" versus "Immortal King" example? Yeah, how you spell the name of your items is important. Make sure you have the correct name, and if the item has an abbreviated name consider using both:
IK Immortal King "x" - "y"
When is the best time to post my items?
When you sit down in front of your computer to play.
When 2 hours have gone past since your last post and you intend on playing for longer.
NOT when you are about to go to sleep.
I have messaged several people that seem to post their listings before going to bed.
You know what happens?
I buy my items from someone else whilst they are asleep.
If you are at work and you can reply, people might be willing to wait for you to get back home, but no one is going to get ignored for 8 hours and not look for someone else to buy their item from.
How do I find out if "x" item is worth selling?
I will teach you a great trick I have been using when in doubt.
You go to google, and you type:
d2 "x" worth
You will most likely find links for d2jsp and diabloii forums.
DO NOT use these for trading, just use them to see whether people are selling/buying the item or not.
Then go to the wiki that was kindly put together by part of the community, and find out if there were any major changes on that item.
After doing this a few times you will start to create an idea of what items are worth the time spent to sell, and what items are not.
Discord has a character limit and I can't have all my items and prices posted.
You are very likely selling trash.
If the character limit has become an issue, you are probably listing things that are detracting from your actual valuable items.
The bulk of items you will drop will sell for Um and under.
Once you start dropping items that are worth Vex+, the time that it takes to negotiate and trade for 1WSS/Lem is generally speaking not worth it.
I used to have a "Lem / 1 WSS bin" where I would throw in most items that were ok-ish, but not worth a lot.
I might have sold one or two of them.
I have since removed those items from my listing, and I recommend you do the same.
With some mediocre gear you should be dropping at least 1 wss every ~10 minutes of farm.
Everyone has dropped Sigon pieces, let someone else waste their time trying to sell them.
Formatting
There is so much to talk about here, and honestly a lot I am still unsure about.
Notice how I spaced out "Lem / 1 WSS bin" above?
Every. Little. Detail. is relevant when it comes to the search function.
If someone is trading without the search function, they are insane.
Try searching 2WSS on Discord. Now try searching 2 WSS. The results will be completely different, because Discord searches for the full word, and 2WSS is considered one word, whilst 2 WSS is considered 2 words.
When in doubt, use the search function, test, adjust, save your "shopping" message in a notepad and have it ready to copy paste later.
And for the love of everything:
DO NOT USE CODE BLOCKS
~Clicked save on accident, this is a WIP~
If there are any things that can be improved for clarity, English mistakes, or more tips, please do not hesitate to post them.
I will edit this for better formatting, information, and clarity as I go.
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2020.11.29 10:09 deathmaster4035 TIFU by buying the Lithium ion variant of the Terra Eco Electric Scooter

TLDR: I wanted for the Terra Eco scooter to workout for me real hard. but it was shit. the one during the trial was decent; it was lead acid. Waited for the lithium ion one due to better capacity, charging characteristics and mileage. but looks like they hastily fabricated it into the chassis of the lead acid one which resulted in a horrible riding experience.
After I lost my previous scooter, I wanted to buy a new one and this time, I wanted to buy an electric one. The cost benefits seemed pretty obvious when compared to petrol scooters. Firstly, they are extremely cheap to operate on the basic of electricity cost per km and secondly, they require minimal maintenance. I researched about a few brands online including Niu which was out of my price range of 2 lakhs. I also visited the showrooms of other brands like Bella and Terra and did test rides of the models available there. I thought I had found the perfect one for me in the Lithium ion battery version of the Eco by Terra motors. But after my dad paid for it and brought one home, I immediately realized that I had made a huge mistake once I took it out for a detailed ride around my home.
The problems were immediately apparent as soon as I opened the seat to view the under-seat storage. What I had expected was a charger stored inside pretty spacious storage. Instead, I was greeted with a tall and heavy Lithium ion battery which occupied the almost entirety of the space. The charger was roughly tucked away besides one of the corners of the battery. Even more perplexing was the massive height of the battery. Just to fit it inside, a huge rectangular hole had been cut from the bottom panel of the storage space underneath which lay a cuboid sheet-metal battery compartment that appeared to be hastily welded onto the chassis of the scooter. I tried to move around the battery, and sure enough, the battery could wiggle around pretty easily as it wasn't fastened by anything. The surprises, however, didn't stop there. When I looked underneath the scooter I could clearly see the battery compartment, but underneath the footrest area was another battery compartment which didn't have anything inside. When I had gone to the showroom and done a test ride on the Eco, I had done so on the Lead Acid battery variant. The manager of the showroom had informed me that those specific battery were housed underneath the footrest. However, as the Lithium variant was not available at that time, I was not informed regarding the new design changes.
After being disappointed with a lack of storage space, I put the scooter on a double stand and checked all its features, controls and lights and I found four more problems. The accelerator was loose and wobbled needlessly, the pass lights did not work, the switch gear for the lights was loose and wobbly and the side stand engine cutoff feature, which I might add is a crucial feature in an electric scooter since electric scooters don't have an ignition switch and start as soon as the key is turned to the on position, did not work at all. In spite of these problems, I was willing to compromise as these simply could be quality control issues which a quick service, which was promised to be free for life, could easily fix. I gave it a chance and decided to take it out to the roads.
Disappointment quickly turned into horror. It was, without any exaggeration, the worst scooter I had ever ridden in my life and I say this as a person who wanted an electric vehicle so much. The balance of the scooter was completely off. It was pretty light, but the fact that it had such a tall and heavy battery meant that its center of gravity was considerably high above the ground. And higher the cg shifts, the less stable a bike gets. Trying to maneuver bumps and potholes was dangerous. The moment I tried to flick it one way, say left, the scooter massively over-steered towards the left. And speaking of the bumps, GOOD LORD THE BUMPS ! The battery bounced around at the merest hint of unevenness in the road and when you combine that with the sheet metal battery compartment, it was very loud and unpleasant across all roads. I was legitimately scared to ride this scooter over bumps because I had no confidence that the battery would withstand such insane amount of movement. It became clear; the battery compartment and its location were indeed hastily put together without any detailed thought to meet market launch date post Tihar.
The worst, though, was the acceleration and braking system. The scooter had an acceleration cutoff system that would be activated as soon as you pressed the brakes. Even if you were on a full throttle position, as soon as the brakes were applied, that acceleration input would stop. During the test ride, I had gotten the impression that this, while being a feature that required getting used to, was pretty beneficial. What I hadn't realized at that time is that a quick braking response was key for this feature to work flawlessly. You might have already guessed it, the brakes were disgustingly poor. They had almost 0.5 mm of play, as was the case with the accelerator, and they had the tendency to keep getting stuck for about a second after releasing them. Think about the ramifications of this simple design flaw. Anytime I tried to turn to a road on either the left or the right, I kept massively over-steering because the brake kept getting stuck while the scooter was mid-corner. I almost smashed into an oncoming vehicle two times as a result. This confusion of where and when the brake lever actuation also caused headaches while trying to slow down on a slope.
I had had enough and I returned home. It was too much disappointment to swallow at once which is why I decided to return it. Now, its incredibly rare for any dealer to accept a vehicle back once it has been sold along with the VAT bill, but I had to try. It was not just disappointing, but downright dangerous to ride it. I was willing to bear the VAT costs or any depreciation costs if that was what the dealer required. Luckily, the dealer was positive and agreed to the accept return after some polite conversation regarding the experience. Also, the fact that my dad had paid via cheque helped too as it had not yet been processed by the bank. I really wanted it to work so bad, but the experience has made me incredibly wary of electric scooters and my family against them altogether.
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2020.11.29 08:49 CauliflowerResident3 Richard Stallman is being falsely accused of things he did not do

I like to consider myself a progressive person, and I see what everyone is saying here against Richard Stallman.
But these accusations that he is misogynist or a defender of pedophilia or a defender of sexual assault are wrong.
Have a look at these please (and read them completely, please. I have read every single word of Selam G's medium blog posts, and out of respect for that, I would ask that you read the entirety of these two web pages before commenting. Not enough people are reading everything, which is leading to misconceptions. Read everything and decide everything for yourself):
  1. https://blog.dachary.org/2020/02/10/how-the-cancel-culture-was-leveraged-against-rms/
  2. https://sterling-archermedes.github.io/index.html
Richard Stallman had views on a topic which is considered controversial (sexism, prostitution, racism), and none of his views them defended pedophilia or misogyny or sexual assault, but taken out of context, they seemed that way.
If you have actually read both of those web pages, you will understand what I mean. I know that even despite me telling people to read them in their entirety, some people will not. So here is a summary with things heavily copied and pasted from the sources above:
Claim: Richard Stallman defended sexual assault
Claim: Richard Stallman defends pedophiles and pedophilia.
(Now) Labor Secretary Acosta's plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein was not only extremely lenient, it was so lenient that it was illegal.
I wonder whether this makes it possible to resentence him to a longer prison term.
I disagree with some of what the article says about Epstein. Epstein is not, apparently, a pedophile, since the people he raped seem to have all been postpuberal.
By contrast, calling him a sex offender tends to minimize his crimes, since it groups him with people who committed a spectrum of acts of varying levels of gravity. Some of them were not crimes. Some of these people didn't actually do anything to anyone.
I think the right term for a person such as Epstein is serial rapist.
Claim: Richard Stallman is a misogynist.
When I was a teen freshman, I went to a buffet lunch at an Indian restaurant in Central Square with a graduate student friend and others from the AI lab. I don't know if he and I were the last two left, but at a table with only the two of us, Richard Stallman told me of his misery and that he'd kill himself if I didn't go out with him.
I felt bad for him and also uncomfortable and manipulated. I did not like being put in that position — suddenly responsible for an important man. What had I done to get into this situation? I decided I could not be responsible for his living or dying, and would have to accept him killing himself. I declined further contact.
He was not a man of his word or he'd be long dead.
- Betsy S., Bachelor's in Management Science, '85
All in all, the way the world is headed is scaring me. Stallman even lost his home because of all this misinterpretation by tabloid "journalists" who twist the facts (see here)). What a travesty of free speech we have created with this culture that we endorse.
I am not a lawyer, but I think Richard Stallman should explore suing for defamation here. This entire defamation episode has cost him his job and respect in the community by people who have twisted his words.
Next time you see some controversy, please read both sides of the arguments and see what both sides have to say. As I said, I have read both sides, including both of Selam G.'s blog posts, in their entirety. I know that many of you will not even read the sources or even this far into this Reddit post, but if you do, you can now consider both sides when forming your opinion. Sensationalist titles of news articles or blogs do us no good in the quest of procuring facts. I hate that this is what we have come to as a society.
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2020.11.29 05:15 Longjumping_Scene_99 Is 21 too late to turn my life around and become a good person? UPDATE [Plan]

OP: https://www.reddit.com/getdisciplined/comments/jxejad/is_21_too_late_to_turn_my_life_around_and_become/ This is a post addressing a post I made here in a hopeless fit as a cry for help and attention that I did not expect to get a single response to - below are my inferences after a week of reflection. The bold below is my specific plan. Thank you ALL.
I did not know this community existed, and I did not know I would receive the amount of outreach that was given to me. I have not yet read every comment, but I have read many of them, and I appreciate the pieces of advice and personal anecdotes that were shared with me. In honesty, I did not expect any more than ten responses, as my hope was so low for any kind of recourse and I really, truly did believe that I was a worthless person, and that things were too late, and that nobody cared.
However, after reading the replies to my post and reflecting on both the advice I was given and on my present situation, my past, and the possibilities of my future, from my desperation for hope grew real hope. I did not take a second look at the original post until at least twenty-four hours later, because I truly assumed it'd been buried, or didn't make it through, or that it'd been deleted. This is an insightful, helpful community, and I thank all of you whom took their time to be considerate of me and to tell me that there is a way forward and how I could do it, and that I could do it.
It meant a lot to hear from so many people, especially people my elder - which seemed to be the majority of the demographic of the repliers - that I was not a horrible person and I was not worth nothing, that the world did not simply just give me up for good. I felt so chewed up and spit out by life that I honestly felt that things were done for me and I was too far gone. A lot of people had similar experiences and a lot of people helped convey the truthful message to me in a way that I did not know was possible or had even imagined that I was a victim of very horrible things that happened to me at a very young age and that I should not blame myself for them or my state, or to let them define me.
I also know that it is not too late - that although I will probably never meet another freshly-turned 21 year old who has been through as much mental hell that I have, that have experienced the horrors that I have, and that can even remotely relate to the way that I feel and perceive the world as as a human being - I am not wasted, I am not worthless, I am not ruined - I have not passed the point of no return that I thought I have, or that I thought existed for me. I am not over. I may have a crook in my step, I may be different from people my age and I may have been seriously beat down and shown the worst life had to offer so early into it, but I am not a lost cause, and I am not a useless waste of space.
I am not a bad person. I am an intelligent, capable, kind, loving, perseverant man with a big heart and a beautiful mind. I am not going to give up. I will not let my past and this sickness constrain me, I will not let these demons torture me any longer. I will not be bound, I will not break, I will not self-destruct and spiral down like I have done in the past. I will persist and I will remain honest and good to myself and others and I will face life with my chin up and find my smile. I will take whatever else life has to hit me with, because if I've watched my mother overdose and die graphically as a boy, been stomped and kicked in my head, been strangled and once even stabbed, been beat for nearly a decade by grown men as a child and teenager and been harassed, bullied an abused my whole life dating back as recent to a $exual assault months ago and I'm still alive, and I'm still sane enough to speak concisely like this, and I've done no evil - I damn well can take whatever the fuck it may be that wants me next.
It sounds so dystopic to say that hundreds of strangers on an online forum gave me the resurgence of hope I yearned for so desperately that I cried for help on a forum on a website I don't participate in, displaying full vulnerability, but reading so many positive comments and taking this time to breathe and reflect and take a second look at these things has really kickstarted something in me. I had something to begin with - quitting drinking - but I feel something warmer now. I feel like I am going to find my place in life - I feel like, in time, through a lot of hard work and endurance, I will build self-esteem, I will mold all the broken pieces into a better man, I will find a way.
After my recent traumatic event this Summer, I thought - it's never gonna end. It's always like this. I'm a fucking worthless piece of shit and this anger will only grow, things will only get worse and I am plainly living in a cursed world that only does harm. It was the "final domino" that led me to complete hopelessness and forfeiture, but now I know that I am not going to give in, and I do now have hope that I will turn things around, that the guilt, shame, anger, and despair will subside, and that I will one day leave this dark place for good, and be able to never, ever look back.
This means a lot to me, I haven't felt like I was "fixable" or worth salvation for so long. Thank you.
I am currently working on things. Firstly mental - for example, if I get down on myself and say "You are a bad person, you deserved all of it, you are worth nothing" - I will read this. I will forgive myself. I will take actions and steps into the world instead of hiding inside and wasting away in a bedroom behind a phone. My issues with addiction that I use to numb the pain of reality will be erased and replaced with healthy practices. For instance, as a social media addict, I have deleted Instagram and Facebook, and ordered books to begin reading, specifically ones for childhood trauma. I will not check in or return to social media until I am mentally stable and have intentions to use it for good purposes, if I wish to.
As a habitual alcohol abuser, I have made a serious mental effort to stop drinking for the purposes I had of numbing the pain and passing out - I have not been drunk since October 23rd, and I filled an empty bottle with notes on why I should not drink. As a (relatively mild) substance addict, I am taking time to dedicate myself to weaning off of my prescribed dose (2mg) of Xanax for severe anxiety (which will be difficult - but luckily I have help) and replacing it with a more positive and healthy treatment modality. As a person with severe PTSD and depression, I am using my hope and the fortune I am lucky to have to access resources for treatment. I am already exercising intermittently, but I will try to do it routinely, to force myself to eat accordingly, and to dedicate myself to intense therapy. I am seeing a therapist on the 3rd and will get ahold with a psychiatrist. I am going to promptly address my current situation with the traumatic event that occurred over the summer and the actions that made the hole I was already in deeper. This is where I will start, and I will make appropriate progress.
As far of my lack of willpower goes, and my confusion and feeling of "lost", I will be requesting a leave of absence from my university for the Spring semester to dedicate myself to working a job and bettering my work ethic, to bettering my physical and mental wellbeing, to invest time into my mapping out my future and discovering what it is I am supposed to do, to re-integrate myself socially, and, overall, to improve myself, and get my feet on the ground and face the world. I am already starting on this - I have an interview tomorrow for a position I believe I will obtain. It is hard labor and a job I have done before, and I believe this kind of work is a good first step in building willpower.
There are more things I wish to do, such as be active here and in other communities, but it will take time for me to concisely put them into plan, and longer to put into action. I will grow and not be the shell of the shell that I currently am, but instead become a happy, healthy person.
I did not think that I would ever type something like this, and mean every word of it, but I do. Thank you, I am still in pain and things are still so fresh and at this moment I do feel anxious, but after enough time, work, and care, I will be able to say that I am in a good place. Godspeed.
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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The disappearance of Anne Bonny, legendary female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. Perhaps solved after 300 years?

Anne Bonny was a female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. She is a name you will almost always find in just about any book on the subject, academic or otherwise. A lot has been said and a lot has been written about her. There are minor questions, such as when she was born or why she became a pirate. But the most famous question, is what happened to her? She vanished after a trial on November 28th, 1720, 300 years ago as of today. Well since May I have been searching for an answer and I might have actually figured it out. This story was published in the South Carolina Post and Courier today, and mostly draws from a 71 minute video I wrote for my YouTube channel. The video and article are here but I have written a broad summary of the video if you would like to read it. Sources are all listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Historians, journalists, bloggers, all of these people saying something like this. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The Legend of Anne Bonny, 300 years later. (Full essay, video and article)

Well here it is everyone. It started on May 30th and it ends today, the evening of the 28th, 300 years to the day Anne Bonny was tried for piracy and never seen again. I would thank everyone here but those who helped are featured in the credits of the video and this post. This subject was covered in an article today in the Post and Courier, and I intend to send this to several newspapers and eventually publish it in a historical journal. The video is 71 minutes long so this post is more or less a written summary of the entire project. All sources are listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Marcus Rediker, Kate Williams, David Cordingly, reactionary bloggers, all of them. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
Special Thanks to

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2020.11.29 01:00 erickdredd Weekly events thread November 29, 2020

This thread is created weekly for /FantasyStrike users to share any events that they are hosting this week or in the future, in order to (hopefully) increase visibility for these events. A schedule of events is also maintained at the Fantasy Strike official events page.
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2020.11.28 23:55 lonely_goose97 23 [M4F] [Relationship] Pennsylvania. Looking for that missing piece!

here's a couple of pictures to start!
Like most people on here I'm having a rough time getting out and meeting people through online dating apps, let alone in person lol. Things haven't been easy on most people but maybe with luck we don't have to experience it alone!
I'm looking for something serious, and long term! I love the small things about being in a relationship, whether it's the cute dates planned, or the quiet nights in cuddling and watching movies. I love to make my partner feel special at the expense of spoiling them a little lol.
About me, well I like to call myself a bit of a nerd that knows his way around a circuit as well as a wrench. I like working with my hands and fixing things through trial and error. I also enjoy cooking and have really gone out of my way to nail some traditional dishes for past dates! I'd like to say I'm pretty diverse in my interests. I'm pretty busy normally as I'm a full time student, during the week, and work part time overnight. However I can be a little restless on my time off, opting to hang out with friends at a flea market, or going on hikes alone taking aerial shots with a camera drone. One night I'll be around a bonfire with a few friends and drinks, and the next I'll be indoors playing some video games on the original PlayStation! I never say no to (most) new experiences and am always ready to try out new things for the first time!
I'm also a bit of a hopeless romantic guilty of wearing his heart on his sleeve. Because of this I've been hurt a little too often, so please be honest with your intentions! I promise to be honest with you, all I ask is that your honest with me!
If you made it this far and you like what you've read fell free to reach out to me through private messages! Hope to hear from you!
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2020.11.28 20:54 GreatAndGrouchy Casual sex and hookup culture - is it really "just you" that doesn't like it?

Hello again ladies! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it. So I noticed, amongst my friends and peers, that casual sex, hookup culture, and no strings attached sex is thought of as "empowering" and if a woman speaks up and says that most women don't enjoy it and would prefer long term relationships she is immediately asked "how do you know? All the women I know are fine with casual sex. If you don't want it that is your choice. Women choosing who they sleep with and how many men they fuck doesn't affect you at all. There are men who want long term relationships too you can just find them." As we can see, "traditionally female" mindsets are questioned while "traditionally male" mindsets are just accepted as normal and healthy for men and women.
Now, it is common sense (once again) that men like casual sex more than women and have less to lose than women. But since LibFems don't like to hear that, here are some studies from the US and elsewhere that prove our points:
1.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12115-012-9595-z?LI=true&source=post_page-----21dc84070eba---------------------- Quote - “women who participate in casual sex make it harder for the majority of women to get dates and committed sex"
2.https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-right-mindset/202011/the-link-between-happiness-and-sexual-intimacy Quote - “men were 250% more likely to associate the word ‘sex’ with ‘happiness’ than women”, “the majority of prostitutes in the UK are female (58%)”, “approximately 70% of the traffic to a well known large adult website is male. These findings are all in line with the observed differences between men and women”
3.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11199-017-0813-4 Quote - “furthermore, results supported the hypothesis that hookup culture endorsement was the largest predictor of rape myth acceptance”
4.https://srh.bmj.com/content/45/2/138 Quote - “the finding that men have a higher number of lifetime sexual partners than women is consistent with previous research in adolescents” and “homosexuality predicted a higher number of lifetime sexual partners in men only”
5.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/20/key-takeaways-on-americans-views-of-and-experiences-with-dating-and-relationships/%3famp=1 Quote - “women are twice as likely as men to say that dating is riskier than 10 years ago”, “about a third of women say someone they’ve been on a date with has pressured them into sex”, “42% of women younger than 40 say someone they have been on a date with has sent them unwanted sexually explicit images, compared to 26% of men in this age group. Over 40 years old there is no gender gap on these questions”
6.http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n4128/pdf/ch12.pdf Quote - “Adult Friend Finder claims to be the largest online sex and swinger personals community website in the entire world”, “heterosexual women, in spite of their sexually suggestive profiles, prefer to form some type of ongoing relationship. Straight women often tease an interest in ‘hook ups’ or casual sex when most have no intention of doing so. Most heterosexual women are not interested in short term mating for the primary purpose of seeking sexual pleasure”.
So in short, next time someone tells you "men and women are all individuals and all want different things" while ignoring basic gender differences, feel free to forward one of these along! The studies are long and while there are some women who are ok with casual sex, as we can see the majority are not. Let's spread facts to combat LibFem lies <3
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2020.11.28 20:24 Proper-Guard-7804 What to do if you've been scammed

Hello fellow Cubs, Cougars, and everyone.
Due to recent events I thought it would be useful to post this.
I thought that it would be more helpful to give information rather than criticize, put down, or embarrass other users.
What to do if you've been scammed.

  1. take a deep breath, and don't panic
This happens to a lot of people (especially now in the modern era), so banks know about it and they have procedures to rectify the situation.

  1. Call your bank to report an unauthorized transaction.
If you don't know your banks number or are in a situation where you cant get a computephone to check, the back of your bank card, there should be a number you can call
Doesn't matter if its a charge to some random website, an Uber charge, or a coffee. If its not yours report it
All banks should have some sort of way to report malicious transactions

Chase
https://www.chase.com/digital/resources/privacy-security/security/report-fraud
Also from chase how to spot fake bank emails
https://www.chase.com/digital/resources/privacy-security/security/suspicious-emails

Call your bank or look online to see what their procedure is in case you get scammed

  1. Get a new card
Once the transaction is reported, get a new bank card. This is because, just because you stopped the first fraudulent transaction, its almost guaranteed that they will try again and again. More than likely using bots or hundreds of human scammers.
If even after you change your cards scammers still charge your account then what you need to do is close and re open a new account. Once again banks do this all the time now since scamming is more prevalent than ever now.
Most of the time this procedure is pretty painless, call your bank, report fraud, get a new card, or get a new account.
Keep monitoring your bank account to make sure that there are no new fraudulent charges

Be wary of new scams that might approach you, since scammers now have your information (depending on what you gave them, via normal conversion or suspicious links), email, phone, etc. more than likely they will try to "attack" those sources of information as well. You might start getting phishing emails from scammers, you might start getting scam calls as well, so be wary.

  1. Practice safe online dating
Remember to be very careful with your information.

If you need a phone number, use google voice, https://voice.google.com/about. They will give you a real number that you can have but can delete the number anytime.
This way even if you give a scammer your phone number they wont get your real phone number.
If you need an email, have a few "Disposable" emails ready to go.
Never use your main email for dating sites.
If its too good to be true it probably is
Never give anyone your banking credentials, not your bank card, not your transfer information
The same goes for any personal information such as your address.
If you don't know the person in the flesh, don't click on any link that they send.



Here are some more some government sites where you can learn more
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-do-if-you-were-scammed
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0102-refund-and-recovery-scams

Fun fact, people have been getting scammed for hundreds of years, you're not the first to get scammed and you certainly wont be the last.
here is one from the 1800's
https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/02/12/385310877/how-scams-worked-in-the-1800s

Here is a book from the 13th century talking about the lives of scammers
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/a-13th-century-guide-to-fraud-and-skulduggery
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2020.11.28 19:35 popcodswallop [WTS] VINTAGE • PENSGIVING WEEKEND SALE and Parker Vacumatic Cornucopia: Black Vac Major Brown Vac Major Green Vac DJ Long Major Vac Sr Maxima Grey Vac Std Vacuum Filler Crystal Deluxe Challenger Televisor Webster "Televisor" •

In addition to this week's listing, which features 1930s Parkers with special focus on the Vacumatic, I'm offering PENSGIVING WEEKEND MARKDOWNS on the remaining pens in my open listings (see links at bottom). Pens in these listings are reduced as marked until 12AM EST on DEC. 1. Several reductions from the original listed prices are substantial. As always, all are fully restored and ready to write.
 
ALBUM & TIMESTAMP
 
Pastable link: https://imgur.com/a/xK9Sf3p
 
Condition (n.b.): All pens listed below have been disassembled, cleaned and restored with new sacs/diaphragms installed in the last couple months. Vacumatic fillers are something of a specialty of mine and I take pride in the amount of attention I devote to each. Any dried/coagulated ink is removed from feed channels. All remnants of thread sealant and ossified diaphragms are cleaned away. Threads are meticulously chased. Interiors of barrels are cleaned and polished to remove ink staining and restore transparency. Sections are sealed against leaks using Main Street Pens' rosin-based thread sealant. Each of these pens is guaranteed to fill and write as designed without leaks or other problems. Nibs have been adjusted when necessary to ensure that all lay down a smooth and consistent line.
Each of these pens is guaranteed to fill and write as designed without leaks or other problems. Nibs have been adjusted when necessary to ensure that all lay down a smooth and consistent line.
THESE PENS HAVE NO CRACKS, CHIPS, PERSONALIZATIONS, LOOSE OR MISSING PARTS, BENT NIBS, MISALIGNED TINES, OR THREADING ISSUES.
 
Line Widths and Writing Samples: To provide buyers with as much information as possible, I have started to adopt the following line width standards: XXF (.1-.2mm); XF (approx .3mm); F (approx .4mm); M (approx .6mm); B (approx .8mm). Nib flexibility is determined by variation (max line width under pressure) and softness (amount of pressure). Flexibility designations based on variation generally run as follows for an XF/F nib: Semi-Flex (approx. 1mm); Flex (1.2-1.9mm); Superflex (>2mm). All line width measurements are taken with a digital caliper but should be considered approximations providing a general guide. Width may vary slightly depending on type of ink and paper used as well as amount of pressure applied. All writing samples are on Rhodia dot paper using Waterman Serenity Blue.
 
On Filling Vacumatics: Each of the pens with Vac filling systems below is made of celluloid with transparent barrel striations for viewing the level of ink, which is stored directly in the barrel. To fill, one simply removes the blindcap, submerses the nib, and depresses the plunger until the barrel is full (after rotation to unlock the plunger if it has a lockdown filler like #5 and #6).
 
1. 1946 Parker Vacumatic Major** (black, celluloid, GPT, Vacumatic filler, 14k XF nib). This is the full-length, std. girth 3rd generation model, measuring 5 1/16" capped. Black with transparent barrel striations. Blue Diamond clip, gold-plated chevron cap band, black cap jewel, and plastic plunger. 14k Vac Arrow nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition: excellent+ [B+]. Gold-plated hardware shows no brassing or other notable wear. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Excellent transparency with ink level visible when pen is held to light (see DETAIL PHOTO). Manufacturer imprint on the barrel with '6' date code is deep and fully legible. Price: $135 $125 SOLD
 
2. 1940s Parker Vacumatic Major (Golden Pearl, celluloid, Vacumatic filler, 14k XXF nib). This is the full-length, std. girth 3rd generation model, measuring 5 1/16" capped. Golden Pearl with transparent barrel striations. Blue Diamond clip, gold-plated chevron cap band, black cap jewel, and plastic plunger. 14k Vac Arrow nib lays down a smooth and consistent XXF line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Very smooth for such a small point. Condition: excellent [B]. Gold-plated hardware shows no brassing or other notable wear. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Excellent transparency with ink level visible when pen is held to light (see DETAIL PHOTO). Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is fully legible except the right side after 'Vacumat' so I can't narrow down the date of manufacture to more precisely than the date range of the 3rd gen Vacs. Price: $160 $150
 
3. 1940 Parker Vacumatic Long Major (Emerald Pearl, celluloid, GPT, Vacumatic Speedline filler, two-tone 14k XF/F nib). Available for only a couple years, this is the long, standard girth, 2nd gen model, measuring as long as a Maxima at 5 3/8" capped. Striped green jewel on the cap and bullseye jewel on blindcap, as is factory correct for this year of manufacture. Gold-plated chevron cap band, blue diamond clip, and aluminum Speedline filler. Two-tone 14k Vac Arrow nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF/F line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition: excellent [B]. Gold-plated hardware shows no brassing or other notable wear. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Fair transparency with ink level visible when pen is held to light (see DETAIL PHOTO). ). Manufacturer imprint on the barrel with '0' date code is deep and fully legible. Price: $240 SOLD
 
4. 1941 Parker Vacumatic Senior Maxima (Golden Pearl, celluloid, GPT, Vacumatic Speedline Filler, Two-Tone 14k XF nib). This is the oversized 2nd generation model, having a thicker girth than a Major and measuring 5 3/8" capped. It's a 2nd generation Vac (c.1937-1941) in Golden Pearl celluloid: wide chevron cap band, blue diamond clip, and double black jewels. Based on the date code beside the barrel imprint, this pen was made in the final quarter of 1941. These big Vacs are getting harder to find. Oversized two-tone 14k Vac Arrow nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition: excellent [B] – has a monogram but otherwise near-mint. Gold-plated hardware is immaculate with no discernible brassing. Rhodium plating on the nib shows no wear (a rare find). Professionally engraved monogram ("R.L.F.") on cap band indicia designed for this purpose (see DETAIL PHOTO). Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Good barrel transparency with ink level visible when pen is held to light (see DETAIL PHOTO). Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is deep and fully legible. Price: $360 $350
 
5. 1932-33 Parker Vacuum FilleVacumatic Transitional(?) (Silver Pearl [opaque], NPT, Vacumatic Lockdown filler, 14k Stubby F nib). Measures 5 1/8" capped. This pen is an odd bird that I'm somewhat baffled by, so if you have any further info or corrections of the description to follow, please contact me backchannel. It features the double cap bands and nib of a Vacuum Filler, but the barrel bears a "Vacumatic" imprint sans date code. In addition, the barrel is opaque and the striated color pattern more wavy, which is another distinguishing feature of first-year Vacs. Parker is well known to have used compatible leftover parts from old versions in the earliest phases of introducing a revamped model into production. On that score, my best guess is that it's some kind of transitional model between the Vacuum Filler and the Vacumatic. Nickel-plated hardware and double striped jewels (see DETAIL PHOTO). 14k Vacuum Filler nib lays down a stubby F line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Note that the iridium is quite worn on this one but it's a smooth and consistent writer nonetheless. Condition: C/D [very good/fair]. Excellent color for such an early model, with no discernible difference in shade between the barrel and cap. Nickel-plated trim is also unusually clean for an early Vac, with only a couple spots of wear on the clip and sliver of brassing on the tassies. Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is sharp and fully legible. There is a repaired hairline crack in the cap lip. I've solvent welded the crack with MEK and celluloid paste, as recommended by some of the top pen mechanics. The results were particularly good. Not only did it close the crack with a super strong bond that approaches factory robustness but, through carefully finishing, the repair is almost invisible to the naked eye. I don't think this crack will ever reopen and if it does over the next year, you're welcome to return the pen, no questions asked. All the same, this flaw has been factored into the cost. Iridium on nib is present but worn down quite a bit. Price: $160 $140
 
6. 1932-3 Parker Vacuum Filler Jr. Crystal (Black celluloid w/ totally transparent barrel, GPT, Vacumatic Lockdown filler, 14k XF/F nib). The pen that would become the Vacumatic saw significant changes over its first year of production. Parker changed the name from "Golden Arrow" to "Vacuum Filler" before finally settling on "Vacumatic." The low production numbers and unique design features of the Golden Arrow and Vacuum Filler make them especially desirable to collectors today. This Vacuum Filler (as marked on the barrel and nib) has several unusual features that would be abandoned by Parker in ensuing years. Unlike a Vac, the section is solvent welded to the barrel and cannot be unscrewed. In addition it has an early version of the lockdown filler unit with a celluloid ring that fits between the barrel and the blind cap when the filler is installed (see DETAIL PHOTO). This Junior model is distinguished from the std. sized VF by having 2 cap bands instead of 3 and measuring 4 3/4" as opposed to 5" capped. In response to the popularity of the demonstrator pens issued exclusively to dealers when Parker began to test the market for its innovative design, the company introduced a Vacuum Filler with an entirely transparent barrel (as opposed to the striated transparency of other models). Known as the Crystal, it was essentially a demonstrator lacking the "Demonstrator" imprint on the barrel. Here is what the barrel of this VF Crystal looks like when held to light: BARREL TRANSPARENCY). Vacuum Fillers don't turn up often. And when they do they frequently have damaged or replacement nibs. I'm happy to report that this pen has an original, undamaged 14k "Vacuum Filler" nib. That nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF/F line (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition: very good [C]. This pen is mechanically sound and presents well in a case but does show some significant cosmetic wear when examined more closely. The flaws have been factored into the price. I cleaned it up as best as one can, but there are still numerous dings on the barrel and cap. There are also some scratches around the imprint (taped off for polishing - see imprints photo) and one notable scratch on the barrel (see DETAIL PHOTO). Finally, there is high point wear on the arrow of the clip, edges of the cap bands, and tassie edges as well as a couple pin-sized dings on the cap bands. All parts are original and the barrel transparency is very good. Plunger sometimes requires a little help with a finger to spring back up but fills the barrel to factory capacity. Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is weakened but still fully legible (VFs had no date codes). An historically significant pen that's tough to find in any condition. Price: $150 $130
 
7. 1935 Parker Deluxe Challenger (grey pearl chip, celluloid, NPT, button filler, 14k XF Flex nib). This slender model measures 4 13/16" capped. The Deluxe was second only to the Royal Challenger in Parker's Challenger lineup of the 30s. A step up from the base Challenger, it featured triple cap bands, a larger nib, and a fetching celluloid pattern comprised of pearlescent chips of some color (in this case grey with nickel-plated trim) that appear as if floating against a black backdrop. This pen is a button filler. To fill simply unscrew the blind cap, submerse the nib, and depress the brass button once. Flexible 14k Parker Pen nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF line that widens to a 3B+ (approx 1.8mm) under moderate pressure (see WRITING SAMPLE). Not common to find a Parker of such a late date of manufacture with an expressive nib line this one. Condition: excellent [B]. Nickel-plated hardware shows notable wear aside from some minor thinning to the bottom edge of the bottom cap band visible under a loupe. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Manufacturer imprint on the barrel with '5' date code is deep and fully legible. Price: $100 SOLD
 
8. 1935-40 Parker Televisor (green web, celluloid, GPT, button filler 14k M/B Oblique nib). Measures 5 1/16" capped. Before WWII law prohibited certain goods from being exported directly from the US to Great Britain. Parker circumvented this by opening a factory in Canada. The Televisor was Parker's first pen to be manufactured exclusively in Canada and they're somewhat tough to find Stateside these days. The name was intended to capture some of the commercial aura of the television, a recent invention, and nominally refers to the transparent ink-view window in the barrel for checking the ink level. This Televisor is made of a fetching green web celluloid complemented by black hard rubber clip lock and blind cap as well as gold-plated trim. The Televisor is a button filler. To fill simply unscrew the blind cap, submerse the nib, and depress the brass button once.14k British Parker nib is a Factory Oblique (left foot). It lays down a smooth and consistent M/B line on the cross-strokes and XF line on the down-strokes (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition excellent- [B-]. Gold-plated hardware is clean apart from some high-point wear on the clip. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is weakened a little but still fully legible. Price: $160 SOLD
 
9. 1930s Webster "Televisor" (grey web, celluloid, GPT, button filler, 14k XF Semi-Flex nib). Measures 5 1/8" capped. Founded in New York City c.1903, Webster was a house brand of the National Pen Products Company sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co. The company has been garnering interest in recent years for its collaboration with Parker in the 1930s, a partnership that spawned some unusual and unusually fetching pens made from Parker materials and parts (LINK. This pen is recognized as a product of that collaboration, being identical to a Parker Televisor in most respects. It's made of the same grey web celluloid complemented by black hard rubber crown and blind cap as well as gold-plated trim. Like the Televisor, this pen is a button filler. To fill simply unscrew the blind cap, submerse the nib, and depress the brass button once. Semi-Flexible 14k Webster Four Star nib lays down a smooth and consistent XF line that widens to a 3B+ (approx 1.5mm) under moderate pressure (see WRITING SAMPLE). Condition: excellent- [B-]. Gold-plated furniture is clean aside from some pin-sized spots of wear on the cap bands and the typical sliver of brassing on the clip ball. Celluloid has a smooth, lustrous surface with no deep scratches or other notable blemishes. But there are some scratches on the black hard rubber clip lock. Manufacturer imprint on the barrel is weakened a little but still fully legible. An unusual find for the Parker collector (far less common than Parker's Televisor) and a lovely writer to boot. Price: $110 $95
 
 
Shipping: Pens purchased on the weekend are mailed on Tuesday. Otherwise they are mailed within 2 business days of payment. All pens that do not come with their original boxes are packaged in thick PVC tubes to protect them in transit. To CONUS locations the following shipping options are available:
  • USPS First-Class with tracking for $5 Due to the delivery delays brought on by COVID-19 and worsened by postmaster general DeJoy, I strongly recommend that the Priority shipping option be chosen. All packages will include full insurance (covered by me). I haven't had any go missing since DeJoy was instated. But rest assured that a full refund is guaranteed (issued through Paypal) in the event of a lost parcel and you will not have to wait until I receive a reimbursement from the USPS.
  • USPS Priority with tracking for $8
International Customers: Please contact me for shipping quote if located abroad (delivery confirmation required). Please do not ask me to commit mail fraud by altering the declared value of a pen for customs.
New York Customers: For tax purposes, I am now required to add an 8% sales tax on any sale made in the state of NY. If your shipping address is in NY state, please let me know before payment to receive an adjusted total. Free shipping is included for NY State residents to help defray the extra cost.
Ordering: Pens are placed on hold for the first person to reply to the thread and PM me with firm request to purchase (no chat DMs please). A request with the words “I'd like to purchase [pen number]” would be best to avoid confusion), to which I’ll reply with payment details. Please note that a message inquiring into a price discount does not suffice to place a pen on hold. If I haven't received Paypal payment within 24 hrs after a hold is placed, then pen(s) may become available to the next person.
Payment, & Guarantee: Payment by Paypal only. All pens are guaranteed to be in the condition in which I've described them. If I've missed something objectionable or the filling mechanism is not fully functional, the buyer may contact me up to 7 days after receiving the pen for a full refund (issued once I receive the pen back in the same condition as sold). Buyer must ship the return no later than 2 weeks after it was delivered to receive a refund. I've sold pens online for over a decade. Please check my past listings here as well as on the classifieds and historical sales forums on FPN (username: Estragon) and FPGeeks (popcod) for some of my previous offerings.
 
PENSGIVING WEEKEND SALE (reduced as marked until 12AM EST, DEC. 1):
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2020.11.28 17:17 decho Pre-Match Thread: Barcelona vs Osasuna [La Liga]

Match Information:

 
Match: Barcelona vs Osasuna
Competition: La Liga
Date: Sunday, 29th of November 2020
Time: 14:00 CET / 08:00 EST - Convert to local time
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona - 99354 capacity
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
 

Lineups and Squads:

 
Barcelona - Official squad confirmed
GK: Ter Stegen, Neto, Iñaki Peña
DEF: Dest, Piqué, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Firpo, Mingueza
MID: Busquets, Aleñá, Pjanić, Riqui Puig, Coutinho, Pedri, Matheus, De Jong
ATT: Griezmann, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembélé, Trincão, Ansu Fati
Unavailable: Piqué, Araujo, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Ansu Fati (injured)
Not called:
 
Osasuna - Official squad to be confirmed
GK: Sergio Herrera, Rubén, Juan Pérez
DEF: Nacho Vidal, Juan Cruz, Unai García, David García, Oier, Facundo Roncaglia, Aridane, Zabarte, Raúl Navas, Jorge Herrando
MID: Roberto Torres, Darko Brašanac, Rubén García, Iñigo Pérez, Lucas Torró, Moncayola, Javi Martínez, Aimar Oroz
ATT: Kike Barja, Adrián, Chimy Ávila, Brandon, Jonathan Calleri, Asier Córdoba, Jony, Javier Delgado, Ante Budimir
Unavailable: David García, Adrián, Chimy Ávila, Brandon (injured) Juan Pérez, Aridane, Lucas Torró, Jonathan Calleri (doubtful)
Not called:
 

Head-to-head:

 
 

Form guide:

 
Barcelona
Osasuna
 

Comments (Post-match thread):

 
Author: jfrench7 Score: 473 pts Source
Miserable performance. It's one thing for Real to win the title, it's another to hand it to them by losing to 10-man Osasuna.
Author: Espantadimonis Score: 242 pts Source
Messi's post match comments are pretty brutal but he's not wrong
Author: Biutifulflowah Score: 138 pts Source
Messi was pissed the entire game, hopefully he doesn't leave, but it doesn't look good right now
Author: cranomort Score: 94 pts Source
Please no more "pass to Messi" in the dying minutes!
Everyone and their mother has figured that out by now.
Author: sp3co92 Score: 76 pts Source
Messi: "Roma, Liverpool... the fans are running out of patience because we're not giving them anything. If we want to fight for the Champions League, a lot has to change. Like this, we will lose to Napoli."
Messi: "We have to be self-critical, starting with the players, but across the whole club."
Messi: "Everything we have experienced since January has been very bad. We have to change a lot of things for real."
Messi: “We didn’t want to end the season like this, but it represents the way the season has gone by. We were unstable, very weak, and the team had low-intensity. Today’s game is a summary of the season.”
Author: Roseradeismylady Score: 25 pts Source
I know you're all upset but my daughter was born shortly after full time. I could not be happier right now. May we have more success in the next seasons in honor of my little princess. We will all see better days. I love you all my culès
Author: julzzzz72 Score: 20 pts Source
Wow wow wow I’ve never seen Messi look so uninterested in a game before, fuck man there’s so much to change about this team. Rebuild time next season so we can have some good football going forward after Messi.
Author: CiMiMel Score: 18 pts Source
Since the restart, barca without Griezmann as a starter
Barcelona 0 - 0 Sevilla
Barcelona 2 - 2 Celta Vigo
Barcelona 2 - 2 Atletico Madrid
Barcelona 1 - 2 Osasuna
Author: FCBSAMIR Score: 17 pts Source
Don’t know what to say tbh. We are playing jack shit. I had high hopes for setien but things aren’t really looking good for us if we be loosing to teams like osasuna in our home then what are we supposed to expect against Napoli or Bayern if we qualify? . Team needs a whole revamp next season
Author: sp3co92 Score: 15 pts Source
❗Today marked Setién's last game at the Camp Nou. [@gerardromero]
Author: navneetjoshi7 Score: 13 pts Source
We lost.
We lost against Osasuna.
We lost at Camp Nou.
We lost at Camp Nou against a 10 men Osasuna.
WTF.
Author: Quixomatic Score: 13 pts Source
I'd say I can't believe it, but Setien has actually turned this team into a mid-table team. What a joke of a game, against 10 man Osasuna and we still can't create chances.
  • Subs were late and in the wrong order
  • Starters were a joke, Firpo, Puig, Braithwaite, and Fati all destroy this team's chemistry
  • Pique out of position often and seemed disinterested
  • QQ just sits there silently and scratches his head
  • Messi can't link up with a single person on offense because none of them have that extra gear to go into like he does
  • First half passing and positioning was possibly the worst I have seen all season
Author: Ebshoun Score: 12 pts Source
Biggest obstacle has to be Barca's scouting, wasting more than 250 million euros on two mediocre players. 250 million euros on two players!! Barça could have bought both Bruno Fernandes (play on 8) AND Hakim Ziyech ( can play on 7, 11, 10 and even 8, so he doesn't have to occupy Messi's space) for less than 90 million euros and these players are in their prime!! These guys are assist machines and they can score goals.
Truly awful scouting.
Author: messisleftfoot_ Score: 11 pts Source
Downvote me to oblivion, i just don’t care anymore.
For those who preach “being progressive” and “looking forward”.. this is literally dumb as hell.. Real Madrid had zidane who they knew is a good coach, they did the obvious and brought him back. Barcelona know that pep guardiola is out there yet they don’t bring him back due to a petty power trip. It’s clear which strategy is better :)
The other reason pep won’t come back might be because he doesn’t want to jeopardize his legacy, in which case he is a coward. Zidane had won 3 back-to back-to back champions leagues and still was brave enough to come back to a real without ronaldo, and managed to win the league.
And for those who say xavi.. i bet you that if xavi were to manage barcelona after elections, let alone next season, he will be a failure. He doesn’t have enough experience, and he’s not the first one to fail.. we all saw henry fail this season. You have to manage in Europe before taking a job such as the barca job, at a time such as the post messi era.
It’s either pep or AC Milan.
 

Quotes:

 
Koeman: "If we play at a high pace, we're very good. Sometimes we relax and slow down." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "Mingueza has a lot of chances to play due to the injuries we have." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "Set pieces are harder for us because we don't have many tall players." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "Aleñá has improved a lot, it has cost him a bit to adapt to the new system. He's changing things up, in order to be a Barça player in midfield. I can't talk about what will happen in January." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "It's time to react now, and cut distances with clubs ahead of us in the league table." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "My first 100 days at this club? I have had quieter days at previous clubs, but I'm happy to be here." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "The best tribute to Maradona would be a strong display on the pitch tomorrow." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "Messi and De Jong have had a good rest. Hopefully they'll be completely fresh tomorrow." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "The team that played in Kyiv gave a very good showing, and I really liked the rhythm of the game. COVID-19 has a lot of influence on injuries, we need more players. In some positions we are a bit limited, and we also had bad luck." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "Dest trained well today, but tomorrow we know for sure. Today we've talked about who will play there if Dest can't play." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "We have to wait until tomorrow to know if Dest is available or not." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "I had already told Tusquets that if I can do something, I will. It's good that the players have reached an agreement." - src @barcacentre
Koeman: "A difficult game awaits us. Osasuna will defend well." - src @barcacentre
 

Latest News:

 
[Article] - Koeman: '3 big points to be won' - fcbarcelona.com
[Article] - The lowdown on CA Osasuna - fcbarcelona.com
[Squad] - Messi, Sergio and De Jong back in the squad - fcbarcelona.com
[Training] - Minute's silence for Maradona before training - fcbarcelona.com
[Training] - Training for some - fcbarcelona.com
 

TV/Online:

 
Livesoccertv Liveonsat FCBarcelona.com
 
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