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blank & partner Wer Menschen in finanziellen Fragen berät, muss wissen, wie die Finanzwelt funktioniert. Aber vor allem muss er auch den Menschen verstehen, den er berät. The Michael Blank “Deal Desk” is an innovative, first of its kind program that allows members to submit deals for a potential partnership with Michael, in which Michael's equity firm (called “Nighthawk Equity”) raises part or all of the equity needed for the deal, and you remain involved as a general partner. Anna Karwan: partner. W mediach społecznościowych gwiazda zamiesiła zdjęcie przy samolocie, którym wybrała się w romantyczny lot nad miastem ze swoim wybrankiem Maciejem Buzałą, który niegdyś był partnerem Blanki Lipińskiej.-Wypoczęłam. Zrelaksowałam się. Oderwałam od Ziemi. Blank Rome understands that when we hire a lateral partner, we are making a long-term investment. We guide our lateral partners through a comprehensive integration process based on practice group support, marketing resources, and business development initiatives that is specifically tailored to their personal and professional goals. David Blank is a partner in the firm's Health Law and Litigation Practice Groups and leads the firm's Fraud & Abuse Compliance and Litigation team. David’s primary practice areas focus on fraud and abuse, corporate compliance and governance, and litigation matters. His experience as agency counsel, federal prosecutor, and defense attorney ... James Blank is a partner in the North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group in New York. Jim focuses his practice on patent litigation, representing major international companies including Nintendo, Sientra, Nexans, Bosch, The Hain Celestial Group, and QinetiQ. Login here to order MONAT products, access information and resources, and manage your subscription through our online back office. Szokująca metamorfoza łazienki w nowym mieszkaniu Blanki Lipińskiej! Jak informował jakiś czas temu magazyn 'Flesz' autorka powieści '365 dni' wynajęła luksusowy apartament.Ma w nim w do swojej dyspozycji dwie łazienki, trzy pokoje, kuchnię, garderobę i ogromny taras. Timothy C. Blank is managing partner of Dechert’s Boston office. He is a litigation partner on the trial team and is also head of Dechert's data privacy and cybersecurity practice. He represents technology, financial services and biotechnology companies in complex federal and state court litigation, including consumer and securities class actions and patent, copyright, trade secret, non ... Human Resources. On demand support for all your operational HR requirements. Think all your Policies, Compensation Analysis and Design, Performance Management, Workforce Planning, Managed Exits and everything in between.

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2020.09.14 22:06 AngNotLeeBlankCheck Hey Blankies! We're partnering with Warner Bros for a 5-Digital Movie Bundle Giveaway (RT to win)

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2020.08.08 16:12 Racist_Achromatic What now?

TLDR: Penguins hurt, play good, team defense buy-in. Bad decisions lose games ; play-ins make sadness. Jarry future, JJ need go away, play Riikola, John Marino is fire.
The penguins once again found themselves cursed by the injury gnome of—perhaps due to PPG Paint’s construction on an Indian burial ground, over an old hospital, or the lack of Beau Bennet’s injury-magnetic skeleton in the organization—Pittsburgh. Nick Bjugstad played a whopping 13 games this season, and the penguins collectively had approximately 300 man-games lost, including notable injuries to Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumolin.[https://twitter.com/ManGamesLostNHL/status/1238240445056122880/photo/1] Yet the penguins seemed to buy-in to Mike Sullivan’s system of team defense, quick transitions, and heavy forechecking from mid-November to January. Between November 16, 2019 (a game versus the struggling Maple Leafs) and February 20,2020 (again a game against the Babcockless Leafs—really I just wanted to say Babcockless) they dominated and ascended to the top of the division posting a record of 26-9-4 (W-L-OTL).[2 https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/PIT/2020_gamelog.html] February into March saw a sharp decline in play as Jack Johnson played first line minutes with Kris Letang in Dumolin’s absence. That combined with Tristian Jarry’s regression to the mean (average goaltending) meant the penguins found themselves on the doorstep of the playoffs looking in, necessitating a play-in series rather than qualifying outright. From there, the penguins as an organization exhibited all of the same ailments from February and March that led them to the play-ins. Poor defensive zone coverage, a shot-averse (or at least unreliable) power play, and struggling defensive zone exits.[3 https://jfresh.substack.com/p/breaking-down-the-postseason-teams apologies for the lack of direct citation, but I can’t justify subscription directly to all of the various statisticians I’d like to, but linking to this JFresh article since it provides a good overview/insight to the postseason in particular; I recommend the JFresh newsletter as they break down play well and provide great sources.]

The Good

The MEH (Or Uncertain)

The Bad

Proposed RosteLineup

Notes:
Edit: Formatting is annoying
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2020.08.04 01:58 GoblinThoughts Julie and Julia inspired me

I had watched Julie and Julia a few years ago with my partner and enjoyed it but didn't think much more of it at the time. My rewatch for the mini series had a really huge impact on me, I don't know if it's because of quarantine or what but this time it really connected for me. I could really relate the struggle to find yourself and to find something you love to do.
For a long time I've thought about starting a YouTube channel to put my film degree to work but I've never made any real progress, every time I'd start I'd start to experience a lot of self doubt and insecurity. After watching Julie and Julia on Thursday night I decided it was time for me to get to work.

So my fellow blankies I've started my first channel with a review of First Cow, I would love any feedback you guys might have, if this kind of post isn't allowed mods please remove, this podcast has done a lot for me and I just wanted to share this with a community of like-minded people.

https://youtu.be/gDwRtNNb8rA
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2020.07.06 17:02 Artistic_Appeal Our hourly schedule for our 2-3 month old hound mix

Hi all, when my partner and I got our puppy, we scoured the internet for minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour schedules of what to do with this baby dog. We found nothing of substance that really felt like it helped us. I wanted to share our breakdown in hopes that it can help anybody in the same situation we were in. :)
Us - townhouse living, one teacher off for the summer, one person working from home full time. We are crate training our puppy. We adopted her at 8 weeks. Neither of us have had a puppy this young or have crated trained a puppy before. After having her for one month now, here is where we stand with our daily routine. The times of day are a melding of our personal schedule and the times we've observed her awake or tired during the first week or two. We simply just put time-of-day stamps to them.
4:30 am - whining in her crate in our bedroom. We learned to listen to this - she has to poop at this time.
4:30 - 6:15 - she continues sleeping but on the couch with us downstairs. We get up at 5am every day. This fit into our life very nicely as we enjoy quiet coffee and reading time from 5-6 every morning. This is the only time we let the puppy on the couch. We bring her towel (aka her blankie) from her upstairs crate to her downstairs crate when we get up in the morning. Between the two humans, my partner is better getting up early and I'm better with the later hours and overnight. She gets up with the pup and reads on the couch. I come down at 5 am and read on the couch.
6:15 - Breakfast! Off the couch and out for a quick pee. Keep collar on. Feed breakfast in crate; we hold her bowl and pet her. Or use the opportunity to brush her.
5-10 minutes after that - she started walking to the front door. We take her out to poop. Sometimes she does and sometimes she wants to be outside. One of us has her out while the other gathers field trip items in a large bag - long lead, two treat pouches, small bowl, water bottle.
6:45 - Field trip! We put her in the car and drive 1.5 miles away to a great neighborhood park. We have a 16ft lead and we let her explore and sniff and walk and run. We wear treat pouches on our pants and offer her food throughout the entire experience. We use this opportunity for recall, "come", "let's go", "leave it" training. We have observed that she is the absolute best on this early morning outing. She's calm in the car both ways in her car carrier, she walks really nicely, she gets zoomies on the way back to the car but they are not out of control like she can get in the afternoon or evening.
Our neighborhood we live in has too many people outside, construction immediately behind us, neighbors having contractors sawing in driveways nearby, an interstate highway closeby. TOO many distractions for her and she was starting to refuse to walk at all once at the end of our driveway after the first week we had her. She's sensitive to sounds and LOVES people. Just loads of refusing to walk or go anywhere. We ran out of options for directions we can take her and became overwhelmed and very frustrated. We changed our plan and started taking her elsewhere with fewer distractions. This works well in a variety of ways - car ride training, better walking on leash, human socialization and observation, other dog socialization and observation from a distance, animals, new sights and sounds, new places to experience, etc. There are three parks we rotate through so she has confidence in visiting a place she knows and we pepper in new places to explore like nearby towns. During the day it would be a terrible idea to take our puppy there because of the commotion. She can just barely handle a very quiet empty morning. So we take these locations/environments very slowly and cautiously for her.
7:30 - Drive home. After meandering or walking or trotting or zoomies at the park for about 40 minutes, we head home. She comes in and drinks a lot of water. We keep her occupied with some toys. When she gets too rough we use kibble to work on command training. This redirects her biting and jumping energy some. Humans drink a dense smoothie for breakfast everyday so one of us makes that and puts the glasses in the fridge while the other occupies the pup.
8:00 - 10:00 - Naptime in crate. Take her out for a quick pee. Collar off. Grab a few treats, say "crate!" in a happy voice while throwing the treats toward the back of the crate. She bounds in after them happily. We close the door. We don't talk to her or make much eye contact at this point. We quietly close the door and walk away. We've done a LOT of little trainings with her just going in and out of the crate and giving really yummy treats to her in there. She's slept in one at night basically since day one. She doesn't wine or grunt longer than a few minutes because we know she's tired and ready to sleep. I start work upstairs for the day.
During a 2 hour session in the crate, if she ever barks for more than 2 minutes, we have learned that she is saying she needs to go to the bathroom. We let her out only to pee quickly without much talking and then put her back in with a couple pieces of kibble treats. If she fusses a lot upon going back in, I lay on the floor near her crate and she settles immediately. The humans often go upstairs and be quiet while she stays on the first floor in her crate. Or each of us may go for a walk or bike ride on our own. This is the time of day we know she sleeps the best and we practice leaving her sight. We are still trying to actually leave the house and get back to self care for ourselves. With COVID and working from home, we need to be mindful of separating ourselves.
When we first got her, she was really lonely and nervous overnight. Fairly so. We took her from her siblings and she's never been alone. Anytime she started whining at night, I got out of bed and simply laid down against the side of the crate. I would sometimes put my hand on the side so she could tell the scent but I would not do anything except exude the behavior I wanted from her through modeling. She took to this REALLY well. I showed her an example of what to do. I wouldn't move or talk. I would take deep breaths and think of calm energy.
10:00 - 11:00 - first out for a pee. Then command training with treats for about 10 min. She's the most calm after a nap so we capitalize her calmness and work on obedience/command training then. Sit, down, shake, sit stay, down stay, find it (food on the floor because she's a hound), no bite, off (furniture). Then playing with toys for about 15 min. She will often get overstimulated and really bitey or jumpy after toys so we like to leave that for the end of her time to be "awake". After that, we try to have her keep herself occupied with toys so we hang in the kitchen or nearby room so we can see her but not be near her. We cannot use pens or barriers or she very intensely digs at the floor and we refuse to let her do that and potentially destroy our house. So we are always with her in the living room. ...just keep her occupied and try to entertain her for this hour. Sometimes we introduce a weird household thing like a vacuum over the course of a few days. Sometimes we bring her into the bathroom to introduce her to the bathtub (for later on to bathe her at some point). Stuff like that can eat up time. Take her out to pee at 11.
11:00 - 12:00 pm - naptime in the crate. Same as before with treat and saying "crate!". We have the house very quiet. She's getting better with us puttering around in the kitchen (which is next to her crate) and she will remain calm or sleep through that. Often using the kitchen time to get the humans' lunch together.
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch then Field trip! Out of the crate for a quick pee and then feed her lunch that we hold in a bowl in her crate. (Just like breakfast). Sometimes she just wants to eat so we don't pee her when we let her out only because we will be taking her out within 10 min since she eats her food quickly. She will poop sometime after lunch. Mid day field trip when the summer heat allows. We go somewhere close that's different just to get out of the house and because she is overwhelmed in our neighborhood at the moment. If we don't go anywhere because of weather then we repeat the 10-11 interval: command training for about 10 minutes. Playing with toys with her for about 15 minutes. Letting her play by herself for as long as she will. Playing with toys again for a bit. If she's uninterested in toys and otherwise bored, we put kibble in a little treat ball. She needs encouragement to use it but she will; pushes it around the room and food randomly dispenses out. Take her out to pee at 1. Humans eat lunch. So, I reappear for this hour as my lunch break from work and try to give my partner reprieve from being with the puppy so much. We do everything together during the hour but I take the lead on handling the puppy, driving, etc.
1:00 - 3:00 - naptime in crate. Repeat what we do from 8-10 am.
3:00 - 4:00 - awake time. Repeat what we do from 10-11 am.
4:00 - 6:00 - naptime in crate. This is the part of the day where we often fall off schedule the most. Ideally she stays in until 6. This allows me to stop work at 5pm and come downstairs for the remainder of the day. My partner starts dinner sometime during then. We sit at the table to eat and clean up. The puppy will be in and out of sleep and able to see us but is content to remain in her crate calmly. As soon as we finish (and anytime after 5:30) we will let her out to pee then feed her then go on a final field trip.
6:00 - 7:00 - Dinner and field trip! Dinner in bowl in crate like the other two meals. We have learned that she is really well behaved and everyones lives are better if we are not in the house in the 6-8pm range. She gets the witching hour bad this time of day. Both of us end up crying or very angry. Because it's not the dog's fault, it's nature, we have learned to curb this by taking her somewhere. She gets the energy out but in a positive way for ALL of us. And we aren't asking her to exercise. We are simply all taking a stroll. She stops to sniff a lot because of her hound nose. And that's all we are asking of her - just be out and explore the world. Granted, she gets wild on the leash but it's much much better than when we are all caged in the townhouse together.
7:30 - 8:00 - Usually still awake and at the end of the witching hour. Sometimes she will be calm in the living room with toys. Sometimes she's wild with biting and jumping at us. No rhyme or reason, just however the wind is blowing that day.
8:00 - usually falls asleep in the living room at this time each night. We don't crate her for her last nap because we will always be home then and we want to spend time with her near us. We stay camped out in the living room until 9.
9:00 pm - Out to pee then up to bedroom crate for sleep. We bring her blankie up with us. We put her in her crate and she lays down within a minute or two. It's great what a month can do. Nobody needs to comfort her at night anymore. She sleeps well overnight.
For the first 3 weeks, I had an alarm for 11 pm and 2 am to take her outside to pee quickly and quietly. She has always whined or barked at 4:30 to go out and poop.
For the past week, I've been able to change overnight alarms to just one at 12:30 am. We agreed to change to one alarm because she wouldn't want to get up! She would have her eyes open but she wouldn't even roll up to laying. She would remain on her side or upside down. We figured that she didn't have to go that bad since all she wanted to do was sleep. Even now, with one alarm, I have to tug gently on her bed to stand up and start coming out of the door. We do not reach in for her like we did the first two weeks we had her. We have to really coerce her to come out on her own accord.

So all that to say - we try to adhere to the times of day when we can. Obviously it's not possible to do it exactly. She's a baby, not a robot! But we get close and that's good enough.
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2020.06.07 15:07 snobbythrowaway Rambling vent...

I came home from work early the other day, and everything seemed as it always is. My toddler had been in his room for quiet time for about two hours so I went to go get him up. I found his toys and blankies, water and snacks - things that he normally has for quiet time, since it can last up to 4 hours - were all on MY bed. I found out from my MIL that the toddler had been playing with a new piece of furniture, but it needed to be mounted to the wall. So she entertained my kids while my husband put up the furniture, and when the toddler discovered that his new "toy" was no longer accessible, he had a meltdown right before quiet time. So my husband took away all of his stuff and put him in bed for quiet time and left. According to my MIL, the toddler was crying for at least an hour and settled down only shortly before I got home and got him out of bed.
My husband is constantly playing video games. And the video games anger him. Then he takes that anger out on everyone around him. The toddler didn't do something the first time my husband asked, so instead of trying to talk it out or using empathy or kindness, he just picked up the toddler and put him in bed for the night, closed the door and walked away. He wouldn't calm down so I had to go in and hug him and tuck him in for the night. And when I try to talk to my husband, he is very short with me. He acts like I'm interrupting something important... but I come home from work, he's playing video games. He's on his computer until I go to bed. And then after I go to bed he stays up to play more video games. Dude. Really?
Now that my MIL is here, the kitchen is clean, and we have home-cooked meals almost every day. I know for a fact that my husband is offering minimal help with the kids. He generally wants very little to do with them. He can't seem to get anything done because the "kids are in his way" and things "take too long with them around." So now that MIL is here, things are getting done again. And she is getting things done despite the kids running around underfoot - she cooks, she cleans, she organizes, she plans. If I ask my husband to make a meal for dinner, he asks me what I want... and generally I have no idea what food is available in the house. Anything. Just make whatever we have. He relies on me for meal planning, but I'm at work, sometimes for 60+ hours each week. When do I have the energy to check the cupboards, to look up recipes, to plan this crap?
I'm taking them out for a walk this afternoon and he declined to join us of course. He never wants to take them anywhere... I don't get it. He begged me to have children when I was in graduate school. He said we would "just take them with us" when we went places, but he literally just keeps them in the house all day, even when I'm home. And he doesn't want to go anywhere.
I do the laundry. I come home and clean up the kitchen for him. An average work week for me is at LEAST 45 hours, often more. I put the kids to bed. While I was home for quarantine, everytime I came out of my office, he was on his computer. The TV was on, the kids were in the living room, and the little one was penned in. He never once took them outside - I took them into the backyard when my shift was done, to at least get them to run around and expel some energy.
Then when I come home I have no idea if he'll be in a good mood or not, and whether or not he'll take it out on me and the kids. He is so labile I just don't even know what to do. It's like leaving one war zone and entering another. I've cried so often on the way to work the tears just won't come anymore. On my drive home, I listen to songs that give me strength to continue fighting and keeping the peace for my kid's benefit. I don't want them to grow up in a contentious, angry household, but I think that is the case regardless of what I do.
I get hints from other people that he is just not treating my children properly - his dad has been vocal on multiple occasions, even MIL has said that my husband needs to cook dinners and make food and stop feeding the kids only snacks (raisins, cereal, fruit slices).
And he says hurtful things and then apologizes and says that's how he "loves" people, by saying mean things. He's very polite to strangers, and he admits that he is this way, but apparently sees nothing wrong with it.
I'm so done. I've been having dreams about leaving him. Last night after he left the bedroom so I could get to the sleep, my body physically relaxed. I wasn't even expecting it, but once he was gone, I felt like an oppressive weight had been lifted from my chest and back. I think something is deeply wrong. I don't know how to fix it. I wish I could talk to someone, but in true form, he has made me feel that talking about "our problems" makes him "look bad" so I should never do it. And now I feel that I have lost my voice, that I have lost my footing, that I can't leave. He has always told me, for over a decade, that I won't find someone better. That it would be too hard to find another partner because I'm over 30 with two kids. And he says it sort of jokingly... but it has impacted me for sure. I feel like used goods, like all the "good" partners are already taken and can't be found out in the wild anymore.
I'm trying so hard to set boundaries and get things back in line, but it's been years and years of this behavior and I have let him do it without any consequences. I'm too scared to set boundaries for fear of retaliation. He hangs on to every little thing and brings it up during arguments. Something I said years ago... or something I did... and that's why his behavior is justified.
I don't know, guys, I'm just tired. I'm tired of building myself up, tired of defending my kids from the very person that should be their biggest cheerleader. He is so sarcastic and unimpressed with the kids. He says mean things to them, trying to be funny, like "haha you're a stupid baby." But they are not that stupid. He gives them no credit. They are perceptive and I think that he will continue this behavior unless there is intervention. I just... I can't hold up my demanding worklife, running a household and then on top of it all, trying to hammer my husband into an acceptable mold when he has behaved so poorly his whole life.
There were so many junctures where I knew I should have left, but didn't, and I'm now regretting it so much. His behavior towards the kids has really set the reality of this for me. I fear for them more than for me. And I want out so badly. I keep having dreams of leaving him. I want my kids to have a good childhood. I want them to be supported and loved and for their home to be kind, soft, a place to be themselves without fear of judgement.
I see in my oldest the effect of my husband's behavior. When the little one started crying, the toddler yelled at him "stop crying!" because that's how my husband deals with them. He just tells them to stop crying, instead of doling out empathy and trying to teach and explain and be a parent.
There is so so much more... I could write a whole book. Thanks for reading this far. I don't know what I'm looking for except support or commiseration.
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2020.05.28 18:12 x119105x Yellow v red ...

edit and upsate Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response. I haven’t had a chance to comment on any comments but appreciate everyone taking the time for their input. Even the repetition is appreciated, truly.
I took the day off work after everything happened, took a long nap and shower. I turned to my community, I’m not as active in our local community as I was before (Thanks COVID!) but realized once my mind was a bit less hazy I had some experienced friends I could turn to.
Namely, one Dom I’m rather close to whose wife (they’re poly) was my Dom’s previous sub. He was really the wake up call I needed. My partner has been active for 10+ years as a Dom and originally a sub. He knows the universal Ref/Yellow safe words. And me being new when we started our relationship, specifically chose the standard words to avoid confusion.
My friend that I spoke with reminded me of all this, my Dom’s experience and knowledge of limits and consent. In talking with my friend it brought up another point.. prior to the violation during impact he ignored my tapping during rather rough throat fucking. We’ve done this countless times and it was so proximate (not ignoring the tapping but the level of intensity) that I didn’t even remember that I had to tap him 5-6 times before he let go of my hair so I could breathe.
I don’t know where our dynamic went wrong today, or why. But I’ve since contacted my partner. I told him our play sessions would cease indefinitely until/if I felt I could trust him, and be safe in his care again.
There was a lot of trust broken today. I’m still shaken, but I think for different reasons. Once you open yourself up and give yourself to someone for so long and so deeply... the thought of losing that weighs heavy on your heart.
But I know my health and safety is my number one priority and no relationship, be it vanilla or kink’d, is worth compromising that.
I’m leaving my update/edit and oringal post in hopes that someone in a similar situation may find comfort, solace, knowledge or help in the post and especially everyone’s responses.
Thank you so much for being a great, informative BDSM community and for continuing to educate.
I’m still shaken, so apologies for incoherent thought.
My Dom and I have been together for about 6m. We have a strong dynamic and play varies. We have a Sisub dynamic and play is usually immaculate and very rewarding.
Impact play doesn’t happen often, I’m very open to exploring my pain threshold and it’s often not discussed prior to sessions. This is my preference, I enjoy the surprise of a paddle, whip or even toy of opportunity during play.
So today during a rather intense scene—we haven’t had one in a couple weeks due to work and travel— Sir used his phone charger for impact. He’s used one before, I like the sound of it as it whips through the air before contact, it leaves nice pretty welts and bruises. But this new one hurt. After 4-5 swats I called yellow. He checked in with me, Play continued and all was well. Another 5 minutes went by and He started using the charger again. I don’t know if it was from the previous swats or just the heaviness of the charger but after the second hit I called red. I was in tears. I’ve never called red, never had a need or desire too
And then he used the charger on the other cheek and I yelled red two more times.
When we first started playing together, before being collared, before things increased so much we discussed safe words. Red meant stop everything, yellow meant move on/slow down/ change whatever.
But He’s claiming red means change sides, or alter technique. I told him that was Yellow in its purest form and that Red meant stop play.
I don’t know where the miscommunication happened. We bickered back and forth about colors, but okay did stop. He apologized, he held me, he put a cold towel on my welts, we kissed and snuggled I got my blankie. But I’m still shaken. I don’t know why. I feel scared to play again.
Help.
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2020.05.25 08:49 CEO95 I don’t know if DDLG is the right label for me

So I have always had a large interest in BDSM. I wasn’t really introduced to it until I was about 18 or 19. But I grew up in a home where essentially the roles were reversed, I had to take care of my mom and be her “parent”. I suffered a lot of abuse and I got very used to being alone, not having someone to take care of me. But then about 5 years ago I got into a relationship with a now ex that had some elements of bdsm, but not in all the ways I wanted. He was very selfish in bed, wanted what he wanted, didn’t seem to care if I got off. And there was never any cuddling or aftercare. I started to hate having sex with him, it seemed like a job instead of an act of love. But I spent 3 1/2 years feeling sexually repressed. It’s been a year and a half and I’ve definitely explored more of what I like. I genuinely enjoy some bdsm, and plan to explore more. But as much as I value the sexual part of a relationship I really care about the partners personality. I need someone who wants to cuddle and do aftercare, is gentle and loving and a caregiver. I like to have someone help run my life, because I really struggle to do it alone. And I love feeling safe and secure, I feel like I revert back to a kid emotionally when I’m being held and loved on. I don’t mean that I feel like I’m a kid, but I feel a sense of security and safety that I haven’t felt since I was a little kid. I crave that. And I do like the idea of calling someone daddy, but only if they’re going to act like it. I feel like that’s a title he has to earn, he has to show how much he cares. But I’m not into pacifiers, or blankies or little kid stuff. I do like cute little things, and when I get excited I feel like a little kid inside. Like I love to color, and play games, and I love happy bright colors and cute little objects. I just feel very confused as to what exactly I should be labeling myself as. I know it’s not a black and white subject but I’d like some insight. Thanks all!
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2020.04.08 03:17 Anonymouschevy I've been fighting this crap for a long time and I really want to change but find it very difficult.

Copied and pasted plus added some extra front my post on another subreddit.
Hi guys and gals. Let me start off by saying this isn't easy for me. I hate asking for seeking help because I have a lot of pride and feel strongly that I can do whatever I want when I want and that includes fixing an internal problem. This in turn makes me not want to talk about my issue with anyone.
Anyway, I've been watching porn for as long as I can remember. I started when I was a curious boy and found my first porno mag walking home from the bus stop. With parents that work in the AG industry, I was home alone A LOT and this just made it worse. I wasnt really addicted at that point, just curious, but I see that it laid the foundation for my addiction. It got so far as to me justifying cheating in my relationships by going to get massages and seeing escorts. Now I'm 31 years old, living with a wonderful and perfect woman who I was with for 4 years and shes making plans to move out because of all the issues this shit has brought into our life. I decided to call it quits. Shes struggled with this issue since the beginning of our relationship. Honestly, she didnt know it was this bad. She just thought i was a normal dude that watched porn on and off and could take it or leave it. Then it started leaking into aspects of our life where it shouldnt have been. Thinking of porn while having sex or asking for porn to make the blowjob she was giving me "hotter", watching it while at work and jerking it, Yeah... THAT BAD. About a year ago she gave me an ultimatum, her or porn. I very angrily said "why cant I have both?!" She started packing and the logical loving side of me said that I was a fuckin retard and I convinced her to stay and promised her I chose her and would always choose her. Then 1 relapse after another or sometimes it wasnt even a relapse, just resentment towards her because I didn't have my proverbial blanky. I would treat her different and she would notice and I would try to just play it off or try to talk to her about how I felt like "I got myself under control. Porn is normal! It was just HOW MUCH I was watching and WHEN I was watching!" (Mind you, through the years, she had tried to come up with ways to just curb the porn use because she knew it was important to me. Strong fuckin woman.) She would tell me how she felt that she was competing with every single girl on the internet and how not special she felt. She'd talk to me about exactly it hurt her feelings. I was good about not looking at porn but parts of me just felt like I was slipping away from myself and that same resentment would just keep coming back. I wouldnt watch porn but I would definitely indulge in whatever would show up on my facebook feed. Sometimes it had nudist, sometimes it wouldn't. I didn't tell her and would just say "yeah I admire stuff on FB but I'm not watching porn. I'm ok baby girl! I promise" all while feeling like I wasnt sure if I want to be in this relationship anymore. The parts that would fuck me up were the consequences of my action in terms of her insecurities and how they would manifest themselves. The continued question of "is there anything weird going on with some chick at work? Are you looking at stuff? Are you lying to me again? Are you not telling me things because your compartmentalize it? I'm having a hard time believing you, are you being honest?!" That was hard. I didnt want to live interrogated for the rest of my life and she doesnt deserve to feel like she needs to interrogate me every time. All she ever wanted was a healthy, honest relationship with a good dude. And I'm a good fuckin dude. I'm just broken. I told her that I dont want to drag her through this anymore and that she doesn't deserve it. She doesnt deserve my potential relapses and that we both need professional help independently to heal. Now I'm not sure if that was wise especially since she said that she always thought that we would do that together. My issue with that is, she never seeked help for herself and I didnt do much for myself either. The fights were fuckin bad. No abuse or anything like that, we dont believe in that. But we would get intense.... and me being me, I clam up and have a lack of empathy when I feel challenged. Our therapist said it me being a survivor from whatever trauma I went through as a kid and I jeed someone to help me find and deal with that because its DEEP and its keeping me from expression and from action.
Sorry for the long read, I just felt like getting this out somewhere and maybe it would help me or anyone going through the same type of thing.
Let me clarify before I get nailed to the cross; I only cheated on this girl once when we first got together. I was in the habit of massages and cheating with the previous partner and continued to do my shit. We broke up, I went to therapy and vowed to never EVER cheat on this woman and I never did. Too bad I had/have a transparency and honestly issue.
TLDR; been watching porn for over 20 years and its ruined the best parts of my life in terms of relationships and experiences.
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2020.04.02 14:57 happy_beluga Why does smelling my own clothes relax me?

Whenever I google this question I just get articles upon articles about why smelling your partner’s clothes can relax you. But ever since I was young, I’d pull my own shirt up over my nose or my scarf up to my nose and deeply inhale and it’s always relaxed me. I do it now, I’m doing it right now - in my mid-thirties. I do it many times a day when I’m anxious or depressed. Why does smelling my own clothes relax me so much? For the record I did used to have a blankie and sucked my thumb until my early teens. Sorry if this is weird! Thank you!
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2020.03.03 15:16 Falconerelectronics You Have Only One Chance to Make an Outstanding First Webpression

You Have Only One Chance to Make an Outstanding First Webpression
You have only one chance to make an outstanding first Webpression.
Wait, what is Webpression?
So glad you asked.
Webpression is defined as "The judgment one makes when viewing a website for the first time".
Actually, I just made that up.
Well according to stats, studies, surveys, tests, as well as Ivy League researchers, high ranking officials, global think tanks, and a whole list of other smart people, you have a fraction of a millisecond to make a great first impression........or something like that.
Truth be told, without any stats, research or experts to confirm this, we probably all agree you only have a few seconds to make an outstanding first impression.
Especially when it comes to your website.
Do we really need a scientific study or marketing expert to explain the importance of making an outstanding first impression?
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, impression is defined as "an idea or opinion of what someone or something is like".
It doesn't matter if we like it or not, we are judged and sized up the second each of us walks through a door.
As an old bald guy, I am labeled the second I walk through the door. I am never confused for Tom Holland, Niall Horan or some other teenage heartthrob (even when I was young for that matter).
Well, the same goes for your website.
So an important question to ask: When a brand new prospect or a potential customer lands on your website, do you make a strong first Webpression?
Let's dig deeper.
Related article: 3 Step Approach to Scaling eCommerce for Manufacturers

Steps to Make an Outstanding First Webpression

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A strong Webpression means you grabbed a potential customer's attention right off the bat.
In other words, love at first sight.
You had them at "Hello" (thank you, Jerry McGuire).
I am NOT a web designer, so it is easy to be a critic.
When you go to a website either as a consumer or as a business buyer, how long does it take you to decide if this site captures your attention?
Typically within several seconds, you have determined whether this site can solve your problem or not.
What is the first thing that catches your eye? What triggers your first Webpression?
Especially as a manufacturer looking for a new vendor or supplier.
Think back to the last website that you made a purchase on or one that left you with a strong first Webpression.
What characteristics did that website possess that you found appealing?
Think of the trust factors that the website possessed which converted you into a captivated customer.
Related Article: eCommerce Checklist: Manufacturing eCommerce Strategies

TRUST


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A critical first step to make an outstanding first Webpression, establish trust.
Think about the characteristics that you value strongly when seeking a new vendor or supplier.
Do you look for quality products? Price? Content? Videos? Social media activity?
Conducting research on an industrial product requires a different set of requirements as opposed to shopping for consumer goods.
Industrial products commonly require technical information such as drawings, specs, or a datasheet.
Manufacturers need to help educate as well as provide all necessary product and company information.
As a manufacturer, your website is your company representative. It is the face of your business.
Your website serves as much more than just an online business card. It is your 24 hour sales representative.
Your website is the FIRST piece of information that a potential customer views. The first item of engagement.
Therefore, your website needs to be an absolute top priority.
Furthermore, finding a quality web designer that you trust is also critical.
Partner with a web designer who will create a website that represents you and your company extremely well.
One who gets the company culture. Understands and clearly describes your expertise.
A web designer deeply dedicated and committed to creating that outstanding first Webpression that you desire and deserve.
Your website needs to express that YOU are a company that gets the job done. Done well.
That you possess the ability to solve the prospect's problem. You resolve issues and create opportunities.
A website that shows your dedication to making your clients money. Thus happy.
Related Article: Business Mission Statement: "BECOME THE BLANKIE"

MODERN WEBPRESSION


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Does your website look boring or does it deliver value?
Did you have your niece or nephew put up your site in 2005? While he or she was in college needing one more credit to complete an internship in order to graduate on time?
Your website needs to look modern as well as truly represent how you view your company to make an outstanding first Webpression.
More importantly, create a modern look that captures the attention and excitement of a new prospect.
Think about this: if you are searching for a new vendor or supplier and they possess an awful website that is outdated, what does that say about the company?
Doesn't a neglected website create concerns about other areas of the company? Are they reliable? Dependable?
However, do you need a sleek cutting edge looking site if your company is not sleek and cutting edge?
If you are targeting baby boomers, odds are you do not need the same look and feel like a hip clothing store targeting teenagers.
So who is your customer?
In the same regard, can you define or describe your ideal buyer? Have you conducted a persona exercise?
Create a website that resonates with your targeted ideal buyer.
To make a great first Webpression, take a hard look at your website and consider each of these factors below:

  • Company Logo
  • Contact info - easy to find
  • Search box
  • List your products and capabilities
  • Create valuable content: blogging, articles, updated company info, company awards
  • Social media activity
  • List staff and key employees
  • Clearly and concisely explain what you do
  • KISS - Keep It Super Simple to navigate and explore your website
  • Visually pleasing to YOUR target audience
Related Article: Top 13 Reasons Why Manufacturers Struggle with eCommerce

CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION

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What is it that you want a customer to do when they land on your website?
What action should they take? How can they quickly and easily engage with you?
More importantly, why should they connect with you? They are BUSY. Time is precious.
To make an outstanding first Webpression, your website needs to offer a clear call-to-action.
Determine the action you want them to take that additionally helps solve their problem as quickly as possible.
For example, below includes a landing page for Wire Harness Manufacturer, Falconer Electronics.
This particular page provides a clear and concise call-to-action.
Actually they offer two options:

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Option 1

The option on the left offers the opportunity for a potential buyer to click on a powerful software tool that the company created called the Wire Harness Estimator.
This software tool allows a prospect to build or configure their own Wire Harness Assembly.
The program literally takes 60 seconds for a customer to configure a Wire Harness.
The goal is to make it as easy as possible to connect and engage with the customer.
Solve their problems with speed and simplicity.

Option 2

Option 2 allows the customer to submit a CAD drawing.
This call-to-action also makes it as easy as possible for a customer to submit the proper product information.
A large green box stating "Submit Drawing" cannot get much easier.
The problem that the prospect is facing in this case: They need a quote as quickly as possible.
Falconer Electronics solves that problem by offering two simplistic options.
Click Here to View the Falconer Electronics Wire Harness Landing Page

LANDING PAGE WEBPRESSION


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The next step in making an outstanding first Webpression: Landing pages.
Do you guide a potential customer to the proper landing pages?
If you are using Google Ads, does the landing page match the particular keyword that you are targeting?
Think about how frustrating it is for you to search for a specific part or component that is tough to find.
Finally, you discover a search result on Google stating the exact rare part that you need. You click the link and it takes to a home page.
Even worse, you land on an ERROR page or NO LONGER FOUND.
Don't be "That Guy".
Consistently check to make sure that your landing pages are current. Going to the right spot.
Guide your customer to the appropriate landing page the answers a question or explains your core capabilities.
Think about the buyer on the other end and their search process.
They type a keyword (your core capability) into Google.
You want them to land on a page quickly and preciously which helps that individual.
Show your expertise and that you can solve their problem with a well executed landing page.
Related Article: 25 Blog Topics for Manufacturers Eager to Start Blogging

NAVIGATION


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Website navigation serves as another important factor in making that outstanding first Webpression.
Does your website make sense?
This can be especially challenging for a manufacturer or industrial company.
Those in retail constantly think of customer flow with foot traffic. The direction and navigation of the store.
Where to place products? At the front of the store or back? Product displays. Visual appeal.
In the B2B world, manufacturers and industrial companies typically think of efficiency, quality, and safety.
They want to impress when giving a plant tour but they do not have to worry about dozens or hundreds of consumers walking through the door.
That's the key. Allow the user to navigate through your website as if on a plant tour.
What would you show a potential new customer if they visited your physical site as well as your website?
A new piece of machinery? A production line where the product flows quickly and efficiently through your facility?
Bring your facility to the user.
To deliver that outstanding first Webpression, create an easy flow of your website allowing customers to find the information important to them as quickly as possible.
Help them make a buying decision smoothly and efficiently.
Show off your.....

  • Experience and expertise
  • Key employees
  • Machinery
  • Equipment
  • Case studies
  • Testimonials

Sure, You Can Find that in Aisle 210999


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To continue the importance of Navigation when striving to make an outstanding first Webpression, consider this thought...
Don't you just love walking into a massive retail box store and you ask the clerk where to find an item and they point far out into the distance and say, "Check Aisle 210999"?
Miles and miles away. Into some faraway land.
You don't need binoculars. What you need is a high power telescope at this point as well as a NASA tracking system.
You make sure you have your cell phone in case of an emergency on the way.
More importantly, you check your pockets to see by chance if you brought a snack for this long trip.
Especially if you get lost.
Wouldn't it be great if you could use SIRI, Google Maps or GPS when trying to find a tiny part in these monster stores?
Can't the clerk just drop everything that they are doing at that very moment to hold our hands on this intimidating trek?
Climbing Mount Everest seems easier. At least there you can see your destination.
Anyway, once again, don't be "that guy".
To make an outstanding first Webpression, be efficient. Respectful of your customer's time.
Help them find the product they need as quickly as possible.
Hold their hand.
Related Article: Like It or Not, Your Website is Your 24 Hours a Day Sales Rep

Mobile-Friendly Webpression


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A mobile-friendly website stands as another critical factor with making an outstanding first Webpression.
A high-level scientific researcher performed an intense study and reported that people use their mobile devices......a lot.
Alright, I made that up too.
Yet, just look around. In a coffee shop. A traffic light. A restaurant.
Just look around your living room for that matter.
Isn't it hysterical if you look at your family and everyone's attention is buried into a mobile device?
Check out a high school or college football game. That's even more fascinating seeing the number of people staring at their device instead of the game in front of them. (Confession: I missed a goal at a hockey game last night while checking the score of an NFL playoff football game on my iPhone - GUILTY AS CHARGED, YOUR HONOR).
Mobile search looks to continue its explosive growth. At least for the near future until the next technology replaces it.
It is imperative that your website looks appealing and functions smoothly on a mobile device.
Even as industrial suppliers or manufacturers who think their buyers are all sitting at a desk browsing their PC.
Engineers, new product developers, and procurement specialists are using mobile devices.
They could be on a job site, on the production floor, or otherwise at a restaurant discussing a new project.
Regardless, with every website change or improvement, make sure you are viewing changes on mobile.
Just keep singing, "Going Mobile" (for any Who fans out there - remember, I'm old).

SPEED


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Speed wins.
Especially on your quest to make an outstanding first Webpression.
I know, you are thinking, "thank you Captain Obvious."
Yet, the faster your website the better. Much better.
Again, you have just a few seconds to make that great first impression (in case I haven't hammered this point enough).
This includes a website that moves quickly.
Think about it. How long are you willing to wait for a webpage to load? I imagine not very long.
Moz, the SEO expert firm, defines Page Speed as "a measurement of how fast the content on your page loads".
Keep in mind, there are no website traffic officers policing the internet, handing out speeding tickets.
Customers who find your website crawling and moving slow are probably gone. Most likely, for good.
You want your site to move FAST, FAST, FAST.
Speed definitely matters. From a user standpoint as well as from Google's perspective with SEO.
SEO guru, Neil Patel offers outstanding insight on Page Speed in this helpful article below:
Speed Is A Killer – Why Decreasing Page Load Time Can Drastically Increase Conversions

Measure Your Webpression ROI


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Finally, how do you measure the Webpression of your website?
A few benchmarks to help determine if you are indeed making an outstanding first Webpression:

  • Phone calls
  • Email inquires
  • Sales leads
  • Conversions
  • Requests for Quote
  • Purchased products on your eCommerce store
Keep testing. Keep growing.
It's an incredibly competitive global market out there.
Deliver an amazing user experience for potential customers that they find impactful and helpful.
Take full advantage of that one chance to make an outstanding first Webpression.
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2020.01.28 21:59 slayeroftruth Men Are Not Broken IceMountainFire

https://icemountainfire.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/men-are-not-broken/
Looking back on my posts so far, I realise I have written a lot about how liberal feminists are failing other women, and relatively little about the root cause of the miserable state the planet is in: Men.
There is a reason for that. Men are utterly unimportant to me. There is nothing to be expected from them.Writing about what anti-feminist women and men should do is pointless. Anti-feminist women make choices I can only view with disgust and contempt; a sentiment that without a doubt is mutual. And men? Men can’t change.
Their fundamental set-up is faulty. When a man does horrible things to girls and women, he is doing what his very nature commands him to do. Men can’t be reformed, they can’t be reasoned with, and they can’t be fixed. They are not broken. Their lack of intelligence, depth and human emotion is built-in. Even ″matriarchal″ societies suffer from men’s inbuilt shortcomings.
Men are biologically brittle. Their Y chromosome is a joke, and their rates of life expectancy, disease, injury, addiction, education failure etc are evidence for their fundamentally faulty design. They can manage to somehow keep the upper hand as long as they manipulate the stakes against women. But even the most timid changes towards some sort of fairness (never mind liberation) make women outrun men in no time. Boys and men are not failing at school and university because these places all of a sudden have become matriarchal habitates, as certain anti-feminists suggest. They fail because as a group they are less intelligent than women. Boys and men excel only when they get to manipulate the testing method: They create IQ tests to favour white Western males, they give each other Nobel prizes and trump this as ″proof″ for their intelligence. IQ tests and Nobel prizes are tightly monitored instruments. But schools and unis exist all over the world, with millions of teachers and billions of students. Schools and unis are not controlled by a relatively small gate-keeping elite like the Nobel prize committees or the opinion leaders in the field of psychology who have the power to declare one test valid and to disregard another. Schools and unis can’t be controlled as tightly, and so boys and men are failing in them. I wonder how badly they’d fare if the schools were indeed female-centered.
Even the most intelligent of men are still incredibly dense. Talk to science phDs or techies. I had to do with this demographic more than I ever wanted, and their sheer ignorance often took my breath away. Context, history, depth, complexity, ambiguity and beauty are completely lost to them. It is like talking to vaguely human-like machines. I suspect that this is the reason why so many men are drawn to machines, instruction manuals and lifeless things.
At this point men usually come up with the last two arguments for their existence: Physical strength and sperm. They argue that they are needed for the hard work (or, according to delusional anti-feminists, ″exploited″ to do the hard work) and that without them ″mankind″ will die out.
But reality shows that all this male strength and sperm is completely wasteful and unnecessary. If tomorrow all men fell down and were dead, the biggest problem would be the stink. Sperm banks would enable the surviving women to bring just enough men into the world to stock up the banks again. There would be far less people on earth, but they would live in peace.
As for strength, nobody needs to be able to lift hundreds of kilograms. It is just not necessary. Make smaller loads and go the way twice. Or build a tackle. There is no industry – including the notorious mining industry which regularly is brought up in such discussions – impossible to function with exclusively female workers. In the very moment men step back or vanish from the picture, women do fine for themselves. Mining, metal work, construction work, fishing, hunting, making timber, finance, business, women simply don’t need men. The truth is, that men are actively keeping women from learning ″male″ skills and from working in ″male″ professions. By this they secure their financial dominance and keep women dependant on them.
And if that doesn’t help, they use violence.
Men are violent and predatory by nature. Even little boys and very old men are violent. Ask the family of Jamie Bulger (1). Other boys may not kill random toddlers, but they terrorise girls or torture animals. A male toddler squashing ants or dragging around the family dog by the tail isn’t even perceived as violent by most people. A boy hitting, insulting, bullying and harrassing his sister is not perceived as violent – siblings quarrel, that’s just how things are, and boys will be boys. As for old men, not even physical weakness stops them from attacking girls and women. There is a reason why the phrase ″dirty old man″ exists. With the onset of the general mental decay so typical for aging men, their self-control slips and they start to make mistakes. Every ″dirty old man″ used to be a dirty young man who just was quick-witted enough to cover up his crimes, and every dirty young man is a grown up violent boychild.
Last year, there were two men prowling my neighbourhood and bashing in women’s heads from behind. One of them was 21 years old and used a crowbar in order to steal money and phones. The other one was 89 (!) years old and used a wooden meat hammer. His reasoning? He married a woman from Thailand 30 years his junior. When he abused her, she divorced him and moved back to Thailand. This made him so angry that he sneaked up on random women and hit them in the head with the meat hammer he specifically bought for this task.
No amount of oppression, weakness or illness keeps men from being violent and predatory.
Logically, men adore death. They bring death. They like death. They like dead things. Men see women as things, as useable goods, as animated corpses. Some don’t even bother with ‘animated’. Men admit openly in the media that they prefer pornography over sex, as if the women raped on the screen weren’t real. Men work hard to develop realistic sex robots or wife robots (2). Men literally will rape dead women.
Egyptian pharaos and other historical ruling men developped intricate cults around their dead bodies, going so far as to sacrifice not only animals but humans to serve their dead carcasses in the afterlife. Modern dictators have themselves embalmed or at least their wives: Tomás Eloy Martinez wrote a whole novel on the mummy of Evita Péron and takes great delight in describing the necrophiliac interactions of living men with the dead woman (3). Historical and modern ″anatomists″ have gone far beyond scientific interest with killing, collecting, disembowelling and mummifying bodies. Gunther von Hagens does not offer any new scientific insights on the human body. He just enjoys to play with dead bodies. So did Ed Gein or the Russian man currently in the news who dug up the bodies of little girls to make them into dolls (4). So did Ted Bundy who raped the dead bodies of his victims and put make-up on them. So did Carl Tanzler who was obsessed with the actress Elena Milagro de Hoyos he treated for tuberculosis until her death. She rejected him while she was alive. So he stole, preserved and violated her body, which he kept until he died. He didn’t give a damn whether her body was alive or dead. (Don’t google him.)
Boys too young for sex will do the same with animals, like the Dutch teen who recently made it into the news by turning his dead pet rat into a helicopter. He was supported in this brave endeavour by two adult engineers: http://gawker.com/teen-turns-dead-pet-rat-into-memorial-helicopter-1633038513 Artists will try to make women as corpse-like as possible, make us un-persons, faceless meat, and will be praised for it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/10/paul-kooiker_n_5953494.html This fotographer’s glorified form of crime scene fotography of a faceless fat woman is not exactly new. Picasso gets praised for doing the same thing in paint: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/L/L02/L02971_9.jpg This woman may have a rudimentary face, but still is a slab of meat. Nonetheless this picture made it into the Guardian’s rating of ‘The top 10 female nudes in art’ (5) by Jonathan Jones, who describes this pornographic shit as: ″Picasso imagines his lover as a welcoming cloud of pinkness, a constellation of curves, in this ecstatic painting. The woman, here, is a part of nature, reduced to the status of objects in a still life, to be enjoyed by the male artist. Yet his love, possessive as it is, cannot be doubted. Picasso puts his own sexuality into every pigment of this opulent painting. If his vision of the nude is utterly proprietorial, it is also absolutely honest.” (What an original idea. Woman as ″welcoming pink cloud… constellation of curves… part of nature″. Not in millennia this revolutionary thought has occurred to anyone if not for Picasso.)
Male movie and TV producers offer us endless stories about decaying zombies and fascinating serial killers, following a tradition already present in the writings of the Marquis de Sade who considered a cold-blooded, utterly pointless murder the highest art. Slasher movies gained broad influence when the backlash against feminism hit – men are invited to identify with the killer and women are threatened with what will happen to them if they get too uppity.
Men are usually very much aware that they are scum. Their delusions of grandeur and the demands towards women to cater to them are a reaction to this deep inner awareness of their inferiority. Occasionally men even will admit that they are scum. Commenters on this article did it: http://valleywag.gawker.com/peter-thiel-admits-the-paypal-mafia-built-bombs-in-hi-1632734435 Look how many commenters casually point out that it is normal for teenage boys to build bombs just for the fun of it.
Comedian Louis C. K. did it: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/30/04/9b/30049b5e9b976ba7dc2d1442db1411fb.jpg ″A woman saying yes to a date with a man is literally insane, and ill-advised, and the whole species’ existence counts on them doing it. I don’t know how women still go out with guys when you consider the fact that there’s no greater threat to women than men. We’re the number one threat to women! Globally and historically, we’re the number one cause of injury and mayhem to women, we’re the worst thing that ever happens to them. (…) But woman still go out with men! ‘Yeah, I’ll go out with you, alone, at night’ What are you, nuts? ‘Hi, where are we going?’ To your death, statistically. If you’re a guy, try to imagine that you could only date a half-bear, half-lion, like ‘Ugh, I hope this one’s nice’.”
He is a rich white male. He can say such things and people will laugh and agree. If a radical feminist says something like this, she will be ridiculed. And liberal feminists will accuse her of victim-blaming and sexism against men. How dehumanising, calling them animals! Stupid bitch!
The evidence for male love for death and destruction is overwhelming. But it would be wrong to assume that this is the end of the argument, that we just have to accept men’s natural dangerousness and adjust to it.
This we do anyway: taking self defense classes, keeping separate bank accounts when married, telling girls not to go with strange men. This is something even the most right-wing women do, however illogical and ineffective their precautions often seem. This is nothing particularly feminist. To – literally or metaphorically – carry a weapon in a world of predators is the bare minimum, not radical. (Many right-wing women carry literal weapons, something radical women should take in consideration for themselves as well.)
But unlike right-wing women and collaborators who simply accept male behaviour or at best demand cosmetical, individual change, Radical Feminists dig deeper. Beside the overwhelming evidence for male dangerousness we also find overwhelming evidence that men actually control their dangerousness when it suits them. The picture of the man who just can’t help his nature is peddled by patriarchal apologists: The poor man was nagged and mocked by his shrew of a wife and couldn’t take it anymore. The poor man only follows his evolutionary instinct and raped her to assert his dominance. The poor man is the victim of political oppression, he just had to attack women to cope with his feeling of powerlessness. But women’s experiences make it very clear that men are highly selective towards whom they are ″losing control″.
Abusive men don’t attack their nagging and mocking male bosses with their fists. They don’t ambush their male boss on the toilet and rape him to get back at him. When they are oppressed and exploited, they don’t kick the boss from one corner of his office to the other. When their favourite team loses, they are not seeking out the quarterback to use him as a punching bag for their frustration. In a crowded train, they are not driven by some evolutionary instinct to go for the throat of their fellow male who enters their personal space or bares his teeth to them.
Men also are perfectly able to dose their violence. Male violence against women and children follows an escalating cyclic pattern. The escalation is a conscious strategy: How much will she be able to take? How far can I go? How many of my depraved fantasies can I make come true? (We observe the same deliberate escalation in sadomasochism. It is embraced there as ‘slave training’.)
Men are planning their crimes and they are able to cover them. Losing control is adverse to both. Someone who loses control does not build an air-tight terror regime in his own home, by and by cutting off his wife’s and children’s means of refuge and lowering the bar of ″reasons″ for his violent outbursts. Someone who loses control does not take upon him the logistics of building torture chambers or digging up graves. Someone who loses control does not buy a new hammer before he goes out again and again to prey on women.
Men can control themselves just fine. They make the active choice to act on the impulses their faulty nature gives them.
So, where does that leave us?
Right-wing women openly collaborate to secure their individual position. If they are just compliant enough, they think they will be allowed to sit at the men’s table. If they are just submissive enough, they will be taken care of and be rewarded.
Many liberal feminists de facto do the same in a more hidden manner, while they are touting an empty ideology of equality. For them, maleness by and itself has worth. Therefore, to them, males can be potential allies, partners, lovers, teachers, people worthy of shaping society. They can even be women. If only they were a bit more friendly, a bit more peaceful, a bit more loving, a bit more loyal, a bit more equality-oriented.
This is nothing new. Contrary to anti-feminist propaganda, ever since feminism came into being – even more so, ever since women started to take action against their miserable situation, pre-dating organised feminism – an overwhelming majority of women preferred the equality approach, the liberal approach. Suffragettes argued that mothers were bringing voters into the world and thusly should be able to vote (6). ‘Bread and Roses’, one of the old songs coming out of the leftist women’s movement, includes the lines ″As we go marching, marching, we battle too for men; for they are women’s children, and we mother them again″ (7). Second-wave ″women’s libbers″ won out over their radical counterparts, enabling the backlash, sex positivism and the modern mantra of ″I choose my choice!”. Modern third/fourth-wavers with their love of sexual submission, trannies and He-For-She bring this sucking up to men to a logical conclusion.
Many women do this deliberately. They are sell-outs or anti-feminists making use of a liberal feminist mien to gain something from it. TV show creators like Shonda Rhimes or Lena Dunham make good money by catering to a certain urban, slightly feminist, female audience.
Other women are too much invested in the personal privilege they obtain for being compliant to patriarchy: They get to call themselves feminist, without having to change their personal lifestyle or to risk income, while they can keep any convenient patriarchal mind blankie, from religion to sadomasochism. A sizeable portion of these women explicitly doesn’t want to be any more radical. They want to have the privilege AND the sisterhood, without seeing the fundamental contradiction between the two. But some of them are just not aware of what they are doing. This is an impression I got in the last years. There are plenty of campaigns on Twitter and in the blogosphere (like e. g. #Yesallwomen or Project Unbreakable) documenting the horrors women experience under patriarchy. The thousands of testimonies show two things: Women are reliable, sharp and precise observers of their own lives – and many women are somehow unable to draw radical and long-term conclusions from their experiences.
Instead, they are desperately begging men to be nicer to them because they want to be able to love them. Many liberal feminist suggestions aim in this direction, e. g. trying to make men not use pejorative language. As if a man who does not call them a bitch, a cunt, a whore or a dyke to their faces was somehow rendered incapable of thinking these things in his mind. (Personally, I prefer to be called names, because I instantly know whom never to turn my back to.) On the other hand, liberal women try to achieve their goals by appealing to men’s interests, e. g. when they declare that a ″liberated″ feminist is better in bed that those other prudes. Their approach is to be inclusive, as if the oppressed class could make the oppressors relinquish their power by being nice.
These women are actually the ones I expect to do better. Women as a group are not stupid or naive or even close-minded. There is a reason why women are to be found at the forefront of every social cause imaginable. Women as a class – unlike the patriarchal lie of the ‘conservative woman’ proclaims – tend to be more open to new things and ideas than men. They are deeper thinkers than men, capable of understanding the ma-trix rather than the mechanics.
Women have to WANT to think, though. Hoping and wishing and begging is not enough. The only realistic way for us to shape freedom for girls and women is seperatism. We as women need to put other women – any other woman – above everyone else. Men do that. Men can hate each others’ guts, but they will always close ranks towards women. It is time women do the same. This is the only way for women to make a better future: Stop catering to men in any way. Don’t make them lunch. Don’t listen to their problems. Don’t pick up their dirty coffee cups at work. Don’t have male friends. Give up male family. Don’t have children. Don’t talk to men at all if you are not forced to. Don’t live with them. Don’t sleep with them. Don’t step aside on the street. Don’t take gifts from them. Don’t interact with them online. Don’t imagine the ″perfect″ man. Het women do that and when they don’t find any man living up to their ideals, they come to the conclusion that all men are scum while still clinging to their mental image of the perfect man. But the truth is, even the ideal man still is scum.
Start with a small change, e. g. not talking to the creepy neighbour anymore, and work your way. You will realise, the less interaction you have with men, the easier you’ll breathe. This also doesn’t make you more vulnerable. Think about the statistics. We are most likely to be attacked and/or raped by men we know: Family members, boyfriends and husbands, friends, acquaintances. Random attacks by strangers do happen, but they are nowhere as likely as becoming the victim of a man we already know. Living with a man, spending time with men, this is what endangers women most. We have been told the opposite, so this seems counter-intuitive. But it is a fact that the biggest threat to a woman, statistically speaking, is the man whom she thinks of as her protector. Put women above everything else. Live alone or build separatist communities. Show solidarity. Look for hobbies done in female-only groups. Find the beauty in every woman. Stay away from men and their empty promises.
This is what I do. Cutting one man after the other out of my life. Prioritising Lesbians and women and girls. And I will keep writing about how liberal feminism hurts all of us, because for liberal feminists I still have hope. Not much hope, admittedly, but still hope.
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2019.10.18 13:45 stepmamaaita AITA for throwing away a disgusting old t-shirt?

Throwaway because I don't know if my stepson has reddit or not.
So I [late 30s, f] married my husband [mid 30s, m] 4 years ago, dated him for three years prior. He has a 17 year old son from a previous relationship who to be honest, I've never gotten along with. He's always been a sulky, surly kid and we just never really took to one another.
Now, my husband was in his late teens when his son was born. At the time he was heavily into drugs and so was the boy's mother. My husband got clean when the boy was about 3 or 4 years old. Unfortunately, the mother didn't and that's why they broke up. She passed away two years ago from an overdose, and my stepson was deeply affected by it, despite the fact that we have full custody over him and he'd only seen her two or three times a year for most of his life. She didn't have much to leave to anyone, least not her son, but he ended up with some old clothes, mostly sweatshirts and tshirts, of hers. At first I was apprehensive about having another woman's (my partner's ex at that) clothes in my house but my partner talked me round and we allowed the boy to keep them on condition he's the one to wash them.
Fast forwards to now. I went to change the sheets on my stepsons bed and noticed what I thought at first was an errant cleaning rag. Upon closer inspection, it was one of his mother's t-shirts. I know this particular shirt is one he likes to sleep with. Apparently she wore it a lot and he likes to have it in his bed with him as a comfort item. However, he rarely washes the thing because he "doesn't want to get rid of her smell" and it's honestly disgusting. It's so dirty and faded and just generally gross. I threw it out because it's a germtrap and I don't want him to get sick. When he found out, he got very upset and cried, called me all manner of things and is now refusing to speak to myself or his father. I think he's being ridiculous. He still has lots of her other clothes and he's far too old to be hanging onto some kind of comfory blanky. All I did was get rid of some gross germtrap and he's acting like a belligerent brat. AITA here?
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2019.07.23 19:59 PartyBluejay Gary Goetzman: Possible (longshot) guest for Demme?

With all the excitement around David's appearance on CNN's Da Moviesh, my thoughts turned to that show's notable executive producer. Not Tom Hanks, but Gary Goetzman!
Gary Goetzman has been Tom Hanks' producing partner for over two decades, from That Thing You Do! to Band of Brothers to The 60s/70s/80s to countless other projects. But more relevantly, Goetzman was one of Jonathan Demme's most frequent collaborators!
A list of his bonafides:
Obviously he's a bigshot Hollywood producer with lots going on and merely being interviewed on a Hanks/Goetzman project doesn't get you an immediate audience with GG.
But I think he'd be moved seeing this type of deep dive retrospective being done for Demme's filmography and by the fact that the Blankies chose Demme, from a competitive 32-director field, as their March Madness winner. Perhaps he'd be down for a bonus episode or a Q&A if another NYC screening happens in the future (like the James Schamus/Hulk one)?
Not sure if it'd be feasible at all, but the little coincidence got me thinking about the possibility.
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2019.05.16 04:07 Threedom_isnt_3 Is Detective Pikachu chonky?

Much has been made of the various things/people/creatures that exist which happen to be either big chunguses, chonky, or both. The new Godzilla, the second half of Tim Burton's filmography, Kelly Olynek, and the recently photographed black hole are a few examples.
My question to the blankies is thus: Is Detective Pikachu chonky? I would say he's objectively not a Big Chungus, and in fact he is rather small. He is certainly smaller than Tim Goodman, his partner, and I don't think anyone would dare say Justice Smith is a Big Chungus.
I put it to you, however, that Det. Pikachu may in fact be Chonky due to his girthy aestetic. I'm curious if someone can be chonky without being a big chungus or if the two must go hand in hand.
Curious to hear your thoughts
reference
mods, I won't feel bad if you delete this nonsense
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2019.05.13 16:53 ATrapani05 Now that the greatest movie has come out, Blankies who would you pick to be your Pokémon Partner?

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2019.05.07 15:32 anona_bee AITA for having some double standards between new puppy and older dog at bedtime?

Kind of a stupid post but I feel like such an asshole so I'm gonna ask here.
My partner and I have a five year old, larger mixed breed dog who is a little spoiled tbh- we just adopted a rescue puppy who is likely to be a big dog too.
The issue is, at bedtime in winter (hullo from the southern hemisphere) our older dog sleeps on the end of our bed- but we aren't letting the pup join us. Obviously the puppy wants in on the snuggles in bed- but we don't want to push the relationship between the two dogs, and also aren't keen to share our bed with two massive dogs in the future. I feel so bad, but I've made him a nest of blankie and he has a chew toy for if he wakes up- so I've tried to make him comfortable.
So- AITA for making our new puppy sleep on the floor in our bedroom while we sleep in the bed with our older dog?
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2019.01.30 21:46 SkelletonJackie Jackie's Bizarre Adventures: Chapter 2 : The Furry Creature under the Bed

Hello, Hello Hello . Hear ye Hear ye, tis time for a tale as old as time and bright as day.
Ones upon a time lived a nerdy girl , who was bothered by everything that movies. Tis the story of a Beast , a Princess and a Prince charming
TLDR at the bottom PLUS SOME JUICY PROOF PICTURES.
To make it easier for some, i highlighted the things BlackFur said directly if you wanna skim read.
LINK TO CHAPTER 1: https://www.reddit.com/niceguystories/comments/aeutei/jackies_bizarre_adventure_chapter_1_the_great/
Let's go over the cast:
JACKIE (me): Your trusty narrator. In this story my experience at age 15/16. Your perky, booby, short nerd. ( 15 but a few mounts from 16 )
BLACKFUR: A furry nice guy/neckbeard/incel thing who I met at a fur meet that I was taken to . (mid 30's).
BLANKY: The furry friend who took me with her. (19)
PRINCE CHARMING : A whole bunch of blue eyes , perfect cheekbones and cuteness. (18)
COUSIN : Blanky's counsin

The story stands with another quest all together, 'tis was a fair day to be walking in town . Where me and an ex-friend of mine as we were doing a photo shoot around town in our DMC cosplays . On our merry way back , we collide with another group of people who happened to do the same kind of thing as we were: only they were furies. That was the first time I've ever encounters anything like this and I knew very little about the people.When their suit heads went of their heads, to great surprise I see BLANKY, the mutual friend I met from Chapter 1, who was a mutual friend of Thing 1 and Thing 2. She is as surprised as I was - and for 20 minutes we spend time taking pictures together when BLANKY and her group of Furies friends invited us to the Meet happening in a week at a park and then pub. At the time , it didn't seem like a bad thing .
BLANKY recommends a facebook page, where everything is organised so I go ahead and liked it . I notice there is a post there , made to notify people on the event and I commented, asking if it would be ok for me to come since I am new . It didn't take long untill I got a reply, but not from the organisers but rather one of the members. From what it seemed to be it was a very older dude, very older about in his mid 30's when at the time I was around 15, a few months away from 16. Sadly I have lost all the screenshots but i do remember alot of things said. That was the first time I encountered Blackfur, , he was of Turkysh origin, and he was a persistently weird dude. He didn't wear a fedora or have a neckbeard but he had the vibe of both.
From the best of my recollection this was the chat that ensured:
Me: Hey guys! Would it be ok for me to come, I'm a friend of BLANKY and she invited me .
(Mind the fact that alll of this is on a public chat)
- 5 minutes-
B(lack)F(ur): Hey there Jacke! Im Glad you joining us :3
Me: Oh, hello BF, do you think it would be ok if I come?
BF: Oh yes :3 , I'm sure a new cute girl wouldn't be a problem! Everyone here will welcome you.
Me: Oh thank you, alright..
- 10 minutes later-
Bf: Oh I noticed that you aren't British, What nationality are you? :D ;3
- This was fairly discomforting as this man, grown ass man, spend a good 10 minutes researching my profile. At the time, since i was new to Facebook I may have had a wrong setting , where other people could see my posts? Or maybe he just saw by my profile picture. -
Me: Um... yeah I'm Easter European, with a little Middle Eastern Blood , but ive lived here for a really long time .
BF: ohhhh Ive been looking to meet a cute , Turkish lady but your close enough.
Me: Um, that's great I hope you find one..... somewhere then
This weirdered me out but I asked Blanky about it, who just audibly described Black Fur as the next door weirdo of the community, all know he was weird and they were looking for opportunities to ban him. Blanky convinced me to still come and promised me a fun surprise, to which I obliged.
So, after a few days I get ready to go to the meet and meet Blanky, who had warned me about Blackfur again but promised it would be worth my time. I come to the event and I see him WAITING outside, without his suit but just the tail and his Turkish little hat thing . I didn't recognise him by face but my gut told me it was him .Because I was open minded to check out the crowd, I brought myself a simple pair of cat ears and a small tail, thinking it was cute. . When he saw me his eyes lit up with hope and my dimmed with a realisation that I have ones again, found the super- weirdo. He greeted me with a hug , to which I politely declined, blaming it on the mildly warm and sweaty weather as well as my outfit. We went inside the Pub as Blackfur eagerly followed me . He begun continually asking if i'm exited to meet everyone to which I awkwardly smiled at.I'm all for independent girl power , but daym did I pray for a prince to come save me.
As we were walking inside of the pub he said:
"I love your ears, It will be an honour for a cute little kitty like you to come and join us , it's rare that we get wholesome girls around here . Everyone else is eigher taken, sleeps around or just isn't Turkish. It's hard to find good people, but you are just in luck!" He said this without even blinking ,without breathing, confidently and happily
I recall the deadly look Blanky had given to Blackfur, as she was also a girl . I watched her eyes simmer down as she held her tong . I swallowed any words as I just assumed he was a bit fuzzy on the brain on how to talk with people until the metaphorical rock of his personality hit me.
After I joined the crew of people and told my hellos, a number of us stood in a group to talk.He stopped dead in his tracks and took my hand, now this man is clearly in his 30's and I am clearly younger then him and fellas, age IS an issue no matter how hard you try and justify your weird kinks and paedophile fantasies. He was also very lanky and tall and I was very short , so he had to bend down to grab it, making people notice it. Most people just froze, in bitter silence.
He said : " Oh, I was delighted to do some research on your original country of birth! I've done some research and.. -- he then proceeded to tell me facts about my own countrie, mansplaining it to me, the resident of 11 years. This proceeded for a good 10 minutes, as I nodded my head with a desperate smile that yelled "oh my god, please let me talk to other people". AS much as I wanted to make a scene, I couldnt. I was in a busy large Pub as well as among people who were new to me.

This creepy, yiff had researched my country before I came here in hopes to impress me .Yikes. The hairs on my back stood . Periodically over the meet- i got to talk to some great people and whenever BlackFur would get the chance he would strike a personal conversation with me telling me that he has been "looking at a girl as perfect as you for so long , it almost seemed like a dream. I bet your so innocent too, those are the best kinds of people. I've been a furrie for a long time , and noone really understands me in my community so it made me want to expand and meet new people.". People I wish I was joking, I really do and it still haunts me to this day and maybe I brought this on myself by comings here despite the red flags, maybe i brought it on myself that I wanted to TRY and be human but hell. Periodically I got to have a little bit of fun and talk to some fun people, often catching the hungry eyes of Blackfur. After about 3 hours Blanky had failed to or decided not to mention that her cousin was in town along with his very VERY cute friend. Daym has Lord heard my beck and call and here was my Prince Charming. He was small, dark haired , pure cuteness and the brightest blue eyes I have seen. Blanky introduced us and I was sold, I liked the people in the group and the others who weren't Blackfur and added alot of them on my facebook but I needed to breath something other then Blackfurs desperate sweat. I offered to help Prince charming and Blanky's cousin around town , before I left a few people added themselves to my Facebook and I failed to noticed that Blackfur did the same, as I have left my phone with a few people to enter their names in a desperate attempt not to seem rude when I have forgotten their names.

I bid farewell to everyone, thanking them for having me and took of on a much more pleasant adventure with Prince Charming and Blankys cousin, for a period of a few hours . ON our road , the Cousin eventually befriended someone who tagged along whit us, leaving me and Prince Charming to hang out together<3, greatly contributing the suffering of BlackFur, who saw us talk alot even before we left. But all was worth it for this blue eyed, jet black haired cutie . I thought his was my pay of, my karma, for attempting to be nice and not telling Blackfur to go be pathetic in someone else's beast but the universe has it's ways.
After a few days, I recieved countless notifications and finally realised he was my friend on facebook. He would constantly comment hearts on my photos and tell me I looked beautiful, which is harmless but gentlemen and ladies , there is boundary between giving a real compliment and giving one with expectations that my legs would open for you. Nevertheless thou this 30 (+) man knew that I was barely 16, and he told me that its not a problem to him as :
" girls of his country get married young all the time" , that "Id take care of you and be a proper man who can take care of you , in all the right ways" .
After about 2 weeks it stopped being funny so I simply stopped replying to his comments and messages, that would be fairly tame as they were simple hellos and occasionally mildly weird compliments . I would get dozens of hellos over and over again ,that i simply ignored.
After a few days I realised that he got fed up of being ignored, either by me or someone else. So I see this long winded message on his personal post:
" Why can't I find a good girl and not a whore who drinks , parties and sluts around with anyone who would look her way :(. So many girls here broke my heart and noone even likes me or is bothered with me ".
I was dumb found, and the young me didn't know any better so I replied along the lines of :
" that's a very shitty spirited message, dude maybe this is why noone is interested?".
I should have just deleted him, I know that. In a matter of moments I get a flood of messages towards me on a PM. He said hello to me and for a moment it felt like like a human interaction untill it shot 0 to 100. It ran as following:
BF: I'm sorry If that seemed mean , or anything but I'm just so upset :(
Me: Well, maybe if your upset , you should speak to people in private rather then make a big post?
BF: Everyone hates me !
Me: ....well, that's really a fault of your own isn't it? I mean why?
Bf: No it's not, everyone in this community idoesnt give a shit about anyone around them or is a slut who drinks! You're not like that are you? Your a good girl :3
Me: What does that have to do with anything?
Bf: Well, I knew you were different . But when you left with that dick I could not believe it. I'm a humble Turkish man, but im soo nerdy for any women to really like me.
Me: I was showing Blankies friends around? As she asked? And if your that into people of your own kind , then maybe visit your homeland more often? Meet someone nice there?
Bf: So he isn't your boyfriend! :) Thats good, it would relaly be crappy if someone so beautiful and a fellow middle eastern by blood would be tainted by someone like that!
Me: Im going to be 16 soon? Ofcourse I don't drink, but it doesn't mean I don't know how? I've drunk before but my people know how to do it properly? I don't like the idea of people drinking until they are wasted irresponsibly but U don't judge them? It their life? Their problem? And ook.... lets move on from that point
BF : oh :/ You know you should't drink! Be a good girl!
Me: What are you talking about? Do not tell me what to do?
BF: Well I'm older so I know better! I've been trying to find the perfect lady I can take care of and that can take care of me. I've always wanted to marry a Turkish girl but every Turkish girl in the UK has been corrected with too much sex and alcohol. I'ts so hard to find someone who hasn't been demoralised by Western society!
Me: Are you serious? You were raised in Uk....
BF: Ofcourse cutie ! :3 :0. When I saw you and your profile and found out that you were exotic like me, I thought to myself you were perfect and maybe shared my believes?. You also shouldn't go around with strangers! I wouldn't want you getting with the wrong crowd and wrong people :(. Men here, are not like Turkish men!
Me: Dude, you did say you haven't lived in Turkey? Just raised by a Turkish family?. ...in Uk?
BF: Oh but i visited and it is in my blood! Isn't it in yours?
Me: yes.....but that is because I lived in my country for 11 years ?
BF: Well then you understand how important it is to be proud of your blood!! And your heritage :3 :D? Have you ever considered vising Turkey? You'd love it there :3 Especially with me!! <3
ME: Im only 15 dude, I can't travel on my own?
BF: Oh its ok beautiful! I'll wait and we can go all the places you want! Girls need to be together with someone and marry at a young age so that they can have a full life with their partner :3 "
Me: Well, maybe that's the Turkish way of thinking but certainly not mine?
BF Oh :(, please don't tell me you whore around? Be a good girl , dont do that!! Don't think about it! You should be loved by your true partner!
Me: ( Ma patience ran short, and I decided to piss him of now)Me: Actually I lied man, I love to drink till im dead or dying and the dude I was wish was just so hot I couldn't stop myself!
Bf: ;'(
Bf: No I know your lying, you aren't like that your just joking!!
Me: Who knows?
- the conversation ended as I was done. I entertained insanity for a bit but that was enough-
After about a week and a half of this, I did not get a single message from here but I did realise a new meet was happening again and Prince Charming was going to come by again , just to see me !
Upon coming in Blackfur was already there and so was Prince Charming. Nothing seemed under the ordinary untill I felt a hand , move onto my hips as I was talking to Blanky and Prince Charming . I felt his large paw wrap around me to which I jumped at , i pushed myself forward right into Prince charming, who was quick to catch me . " Oh im sorry Jacke, did I startle you" BlackFur said and I felt the imprint of his hand burn onto my hip. He was about to put his hand on me again, to which i responded with warping my arms around Prince Charming and saying " Help me, please" , hissing it, quietly, begging him to help as otherwise this 30 year old furrie was going to get his ass beat by me . I've worked VERY hard on controlling my temper , as I used to be very prone to fights in school and outside due to a rough neighbourhood before I came to UK and even after. I knew that if I would snap- I would hurt this man very badly and I would get into trouble. I could have said something myself but guys and girls i am SORRY. I was trying not to be violent and I did not want to see crazy to the guy who i was holding onto, as he was probably my first "i am so attracted to you, oh my god " crush. A whole bunch of drama unravelled, where Blank, Prince Charming and her cousin told him to back the fuck of .
BF: " See Jackie , I told you this is a bad crowd and bad people! Blanky is noting but trouble and is trying to rope you into being one too! "
Blanky, Prince Charming and the Cousin , were all dumb founded
Cousin : " Hey dudewhy don't you take a hike and find some other girl to tournament!
Prince Charming: Jackie are you ok? has he been bothering you for a long time.
I just stared in shock and silence and mild bewilderment.
BF: " What are you taking about? Me and Jacke have been connecting and she is very interested in me and told me alot of personal things.
I stared at him and at Prince Charming, just shaking my head in a "no" motions, to which he noded and warped his art around my shoulder.
Blanky: BlackFur, if your going to cause travel Im going to speak to the organisers to ban you!
BF: - looking at me desperately, his face turned sour when he saw Prince Charming wrap his hand onto my shoulders .
Prince Charming: " WE are going to get get some food ok?" - I agreed and nodded and we decided to spend the rest of the day together while Blanky and her cousin cought up on things.
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After that Black fur flooded my messages with thing slike:
"I thought you were better then this"
"i thought you weren't the kind of girl that whores to multiple guys"- considering now had a taste for vengeance I kept him as my friend and I posted a number of his messages to me on a public furry danger board. Warning people not to add him to his groups- alot lot of furrie drama insued which i couldn't give a damm about . Also I left him on my facebook friends so he could see pictures of Me and Prince Charming together, having fun and going on dates. Just. To. Annoy Him.
After a few mounts he was completely dissowned by the whole furry community and attempted to contact me for help, to which I just told him play and simple that he had it coming and after that he dissipated of the face of social media.
For anyone who was interested. Me and Prince Charming ended up seeing each other 3 more times , sadly he lived a two and a half hour bus drive from where i did and it costs a good 60 quid for him to come .As well as while he was gorgeous and fucking adorable he was dumb as a rock. We flirted for a long time after those small dates and communicated for a while until eventually, as all teenage crushes it slowly died. This story was so memorable to me because it was within the context of my first real teenage crush and my realisation that I had it hard for one type of guy .
I always like to make sure that I have some proof of my story , as I still to this day feel that they are so bizarre that noone would believe me so I'm thankful for this sub. Here are some Diary Entries Black Fur left as I no longer have the private messages from him as he blocked all media.
TLDR: A friend hoax's me into coming to a furr meet- I meet the creepiers furry who researches and stalks me online and my country before meeting me, and then proceeded to send me a number of child bride subjection and tries to groom me to marry him and in the meanwhile I meet my first crush that great agitates the creepy furry.
I believe this was his post , made before I met him and Blanky showed it to me after I was creeped out by his moves onto me.
Hope you can read this and zoom into it. I Think this was a post when the furry drama shit, hit the fan and he got ALOT of backlash for his behaviour, which he tried to blame autism for, which insulted alot of autistic people as they did not want to be associated with this kind of behaviour.
HOPE YOU LIKED IT, Part 3 comings soon. :)
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2019.01.30 21:43 SkelletonJackie Jackie's Bizarre Adventures: Chapter 2 : The Furry Creature under the Bed

Jackie's Bizarre Adventures: Chapter 2 : The Furry Creature under the Bed
Hello, Hello Hello . Hear ye Hear ye, tis time for a tale as old as time and bright as day.
Ones upon a time lived a nerdy girl , who was bothered by everything that movies. Tis the story of a Beast , a Princess and a Prince charming
TLDR at the bottom PLUS SOME JUICY PROOF PICTURES.
To make it easier for some, i highlighted the things BlackFur said directly if you wanna skim read.
LINK TO CHAPTER 1: https://www.reddit.com/niceguystories/comments/aeutei/jackies_bizarre_adventure_chapter_1_the_great/
Let's go over the cast:
JACKE (me): Your trusty narrator. In this story my experience at age 15/16. Your perky, booby, short nerd. ( 15 but a few mounts from 16 )
BLACKFUR: A furry nice guy/neckbeard/incel thing who I met at a fur meet that I was taken to . (mid 30's).
BLANKY: The furry friend who took me with her. (19)
PRINCE CHARMING : A whole bunch of blue eyes , perfect cheekbones and cuteness. (18)
COUSIN : Blanky's counsin
Mini edit note: I lived in a large city is a MASSIVE, nerd culture of anything you think of . WE had a card game store, we had furries do meets every month, we had nerds doing cosplay, and even mini conventions.
The story stands with another quest all together, 'tis was a fair day to be walking in town . Where me and an ex-friend of mine as we were doing a photo shoot around town in our DMC cosplays . On our merry way back , we collide with another group of people who happened to do the same kind of thing as we were: only they were furies. That was the first time I've ever encounters anything like this and I knew very little about the people.When their suit heads went of their heads, to great surprise I see BLANKY, the mutual friend I met from Chapter 1, who was a mutual friend of Thing 1 and Thing 2. She is as surprised as I was - and for 20 minutes we spend time taking pictures together when BLANKY and her group of Furies friends invited us to the Meet happening in a week at a park and then pub. At the time , it didn't seem like a bad thing .
BLANKY recommends a facebook page, where everything is organised so I go ahead and liked it . I notice there is a post there , made to notify people on the event and I commented, asking if it would be ok for me to come since I am new . It didn't take long untill I got a reply, but not from the organisers but rather one of the members. From what it seemed to be it was a very older dude, very older about in his mid 30's when at the time I was around 15, a few months away from 16. Sadly I have lost all the screenshots but i do remember alot of things said. That was the first time I encountered Blackfur, , he was of Turkysh origin, and he was a persistently weird dude. He didn't wear a fedora or have a neckbeard but he had the vibe of both.
From the best of my recollection this was the chat that ensured:
Me: Hey guys! Would it be ok for me to come, I'm a friend of BLANKY and she invited me .
(Mind the fact that alll of this is on a public chat)
- 5 minutes-
B(lack)F(ur): Hey there Jacke! Im Glad you joining us :3
Me: Oh, hello BF, do you think it would be ok if I come?
BF: Oh yes :3 , I'm sure a new cute girl wouldn't be a problem! Everyone here will welcome you.
Me: Oh thank you, alright..
- 10 minutes later-
Bf: Oh I noticed that you aren't British, What nationality are you? :D ;3
- This was fairly discomforting as this man, grown ass man, spend a good 10 minutes researching my profile. At the time, since i was new to Facebook I may have had a wrong setting , where other people could see my posts? Or maybe he just saw by my profile picture. -
Me: Um... yeah I'm Easter European, with a little Middle Eastern Blood , but ive lived here for a really long time .
BF: ohhhh Ive been looking to meet a cute , Turkish lady but your close enough.
Me: Um, that's great I hope you find one..... somewhere then
This weirdered me out but I asked Blanky about it, who just audibly described Black Fur as the next door weirdo of the community, all know he was weird and they were looking for opportunities to ban him. Blanky convinced me to still come and promised me a fun surprise, to which I obliged.
So, after a few days I get ready to go to the meet and meet Blanky, who had warned me about Blackfur again but promised it would be worth my time. I come to the event and I see him WAITING outside, without his suit but just the tail and his Turkish little hat thing . I didn't recognise him by face but my gut told me it was him .Because I was open minded to check out the crowd, I brought myself a simple pair of cat ears and a small tail, thinking it was cute. . When he saw me his eyes lit up with hope and my dimmed with a realisation that I have ones again, found the super- weirdo. He greeted me with a hug , to which I politely declined, blaming it on the mildly warm and sweaty weather as well as my outfit. We went inside the Pub as Blackfur eagerly followed me . He begun continually asking if i'm exited to meet everyone to which I awkwardly smiled at.I'm all for independent girl power , but daym did I pray for a prince to come save me.
As we were walking inside of the pub he said:
"I love your ears, It will be an honour for a cute little kitty like you to come and join us , it's rare that we get wholesome girls around here . Everyone else is eigher taken, sleeps around or just isn't Turkish. It's hard to find good people, but you are just in luck!" He said this without even blinking ,without breathing, confidently and happily
I recall the deadly look Blanky had given to Blackfur, as she was also a girl . I watched her eyes simmer down as she held her tong . I swallowed any words as I just assumed he was a bit fuzzy on the brain on how to talk with people until the metaphorical rock of his personality hit me.
After I joined the crew of people and told my hellos, a number of us stood in a group to talk.He stopped dead in his tracks and took my hand, now this man is clearly in his 30's and I am clearly younger then him and fellas, age IS an issue no matter how hard you try and justify your weird kinks and paedophile fantasies. He was also very lanky and tall and I was very short , so he had to bend down to grab it, making people notice it. Most people just froze, in bitter silence.
He said : " Oh, I was delighted to do some research on your original country of birth! I've done some research and.. -- he then proceeded to tell me facts about my own countrie, mansplaining it to me, the resident of 11 years. This proceeded for a good 10 minutes, as I nodded my head with a desperate smile that yelled "oh my god, please let me talk to other people". AS much as I wanted to make a scene, I couldnt. I was in a busy large Pub as well as among people who were new to me.

This creepy, yiff had researched my country before I came here in hopes to impress me .Yikes. The hairs on my back stood . Periodically over the meet- i got to talk to some great people and whenever BlackFur would get the chance he would strike a personal conversation with me telling me that he has been "looking at a girl as perfect as you for so long , it almost seemed like a dream. I bet your so innocent too, those are the best kinds of people. I've been a furrie for a long time , and noone really understands me in my community so it made me want to expand and meet new people.". People I wish I was joking, I really do and it still haunts me to this day and maybe I brought this on myselfby comings here despite the red flags, maybe i brought it on myself that I wanted to TRY and be human but hell. Periodically I got to have a little bit of fun and talk to some fun people, often catching the hungry eyes of Blackfur. After about 3 hours Blanky had failed to or decided not to mention that her cousin was in town along with his very VERY cute friend. Daym has Lord heard my beck and call and here was my Prince Charming. He was small, dark haired , pure cuteness and the brightest blue eyes I have seen. Blanky introduced us and I was sold, I liked the people in the group and the others who weren't Blackfur and added alot of them on my facebook but I needed to breath something other then Blackfurs desperate sweat. I offered to help Prince charming and Blanky's cousin around town , before I left a few people added themselves to my Facebook and I failed to noticed that Blackfur did the same, as I have left my phone with a few people to enter their names in a desperate attempt not to seem rude when I have forgotten their names.

I bid farewell to everyone, thanking them for having me and took of on a much more pleasant adventure with Prince Charming and Blankys cousin, for a period of a few hours . ON our road , the Cousin eventually befriended someone who tagged along whit us, leaving me and Prince Charming to hang out together<3, greatly contributing the suffering of BlackFur, who saw us talk alot even before we left. But all was worth it for this blue eyed, jet black haired cutie . I thought his was my pay of, my karma, for attempting to be nice and not telling Blackfur to go be pathetic in someone else's beast but the universe has it's ways.
After a few days, I recieved countless notifications and finally realised he was my friend on facebook. He would constantly comment hearts on my photos and tell me I looked beautiful, which is harmless but gentlemen and ladies , there is boundary between giving a real compliment and giving one with expectations that my legs would open for you. Nevertheless thou this 30 (+) man knew that I was barely 16, and he told me that its not a problem to him as :
" girls of his country get married young all the time" , that "Id take care of you and be a proper man who can take care of you , in all the right ways" .
After about 2 weeks it stopped being funny so I simply stopped replying to his comments and messages, that would be fairly tame as they were simple hellos and occasionally mildly weird compliments . I would get dozens of hellos over and over again ,that i simply ignored.
After a few days I realised that he got fed up of being ignored, either by me or someone else. So I see this long winded message on his personal post:
" Why can't I find a good girl and not a whore who drinks , parties and sluts around with anyone who would look her way :(. So many girls here broke my heart and noone even likes me or is bothered with me ".
I was dumb found, and the young me didn't know any better so I replied along the lines of :
" that's a very shitty spirited message, dude maybe this is why noone is interested?".
I should have just deleted him, I know that. In a matter of moments I get a flood of messages towards me on a PM. He said hello to me and for a moment it felt like like a human interaction untill it shot 0 to 100. It ran as following:
BF: I'm sorry If that seemed mean , or anything but I'm just so upset :(
Me: Well, maybe if your upset , you should speak to people in private rather then make a big post?
BF: Everyone hates me !
Me: ....well, that's really a fault of your own isn't it? I mean why?
Bf: No it's not, everyone in this community idoesnt give a shit about anyone around them or is a slut who drinks! You're not like that are you? Your a good girl :3
Me: What does that have to do with anything?
Bf: Well, I knew you were different . But when you left with that dick I could not believe it. I'm a humble Turkish man, but im soo nerdy for any women to really like me.
Me: I was showing Blankies friends around? As she asked? And if your that into people of your own kind , then maybe visit your homeland more often? Meet someone nice there?
Bf: So he isn't your boyfriend! :) Thats good, it would relaly be crappy if someone so beautiful and a fellow middle eastern by blood would be tainted by someone like that!
Me: Im going to be 16 soon? Ofcourse I don't drink, but it doesn't mean I don't know how? I've drunk before but my people know how to do it properly? I don't like the idea of people drinking until they are wasted irresponsibly but U don't judge them? It their life? Their problem? And ook.... lets move on from that point
BF : oh :/ You know you should't drink! Be a good girl!
Me: What are you talking about? Do not tell me what to do?
BF: Well I'm older so I know better! I've been trying to find the perfect lady I can take care of and that can take care of me. I've always wanted to marry a Turkish girl but every Turkish girl in the UK has been corrected with too much sex and alcohol. I'ts so hard to find someone who hasn't been demoralised by Western society!
Me: Are you serious? You were raised in Uk....
BF: Ofcourse cutie ! :3 :0. When I saw you and your profile and found out that you were exotic like me, I thought to myself you were perfect and maybe shared my believes?. You also shouldn't go around with strangers! I wouldn't want you getting with the wrong crowd and wrong people :(. Men here, are not like Turkish men!
Me: Dude, you did say you haven't lived in Turkey? Just raised by a Turkish family?. ...in Uk?
BF: Oh but i visited and it is in my blood! Isn't it in yours?
Me: yes.....but that is because I lived in my country for 11 years ?
BF: Well then you understand how important it is to be proud of your blood!! And your heritage :3 :D? Have you ever considered vising Turkey? You'd love it there :3 Especially with me!! <3
ME: Im only 15 dude, I can't travel on my own?
BF: Oh its ok beautiful! I'll wait and we can go all the places you want! Girls need to be together with someone and marry at a young age so that they can have a full life with their partner :3 "
Me: Well, maybe that's the Turkish way of thinking but certainly not mine?
BF Oh :(, please don't tell me you whore around? Be a good girl , dont do that!! Don't think about it! You should be loved by your true partner!
Me: ( Ma patience ran short, and I decided to piss him of now)Me: Actually I lied man, I love to drink till im dead or dying and the dude I was wish was just so hot I couldn't stop myself!
Bf: ;'(
Bf: No I know your lying, you aren't like that your just joking!!
Me: Who knows?
- the conversation ended as I was done. I entertained insanity for a bit but that was enough-
After about a week and a half of this, I did not get a single message from here but I did realise a new meet was happening again and Prince Charming was going to come by again , just to see me !
Upon coming in Blackfur was already there and so was Prince Charming. Nothing seemed under the ordinary untill I felt a hand , move onto my hips as I was talking to Blanky and Prince Charming . I felt his large paw wrap around me to which I jumped at , i pushed myself forward right into Prince charming, who was quick to catch me . " Oh im sorry Jacke, did I startle you" BlackFur said and I felt the imprint of his hand burn onto my hip. He was about to put his hand on me again, to which i responded with warping my arms around Prince Charming and saying " Help me, please" , hissing it, quietly, begging him to help as otherwise this 30 year old furrie was going to get his ass beat by me . I've worked VERY hard on controlling my temper , as I used to be very prone to fights in school and outside due to a rough neighbourhood before I came to UK and even after. I knew that if I would snap- I would hurt this man very badly and I would get into trouble. I could have said something myself but guys and girls i am SORRY. I was trying not to be violent and I did not want to see crazy to the guy who i was holding onto, as he was probably my first "i am so attracted to you, oh my god " crush. A whole bunch of drama unravelled, where Blank, Prince Charming and her cousin told him to back the fuck of .
BF: " See Jacke , I told you this is a bad crowd and bad people! Blanky is noting but trouble and is trying to rope you into being one too! "
Blanky, Prince Charming and the Cousin , were all dumb founded
Cousin : " Hey dudewhy don't you take a hike and find some other girl to tournament!
Prince Charming: Jacke are you ok? has he been bothering you for a long time.
I just stared in shock and silence and mild bewilderment.
BF: " What are you taking about? Me and Jacke have been connecting and she is very interested in me and told me alot of personal things.
I stared at him and at Prince Charming, just shaking my head in a "no" motions, to which he noded and warped his art around my shoulder.
Blanky: BlackFur, if your going to cause travel Im going to speak to the organisers to ban you!
BF: - looking at me desperately, his face turned sour when he saw Prince Charming wrap his hand onto my shoulders .
Prince Charming: " WE are going to get get some food ok?" - I agreed and nodded and we decided to spend the rest of the day together while Blanky and her cousin cought up on things.
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After that Black fur flooded my messages with thing slike:
"I thought you were better then this"
"i thought you weren't the kind of girl that whores to multiple guys"- considering now had a taste for vengeance I kept him as my friend and I posted a number of his messages to me on a public furry danger board. Warning people not to add him to his groups- alot lot of furrie drama insued which i couldn't give a damm about . Also I left him on my facebook friends so he could see pictures of Me and Prince Charming together, having fun and going on dates. Just. To. Annoy Him.
After a few mounts he was completely dissowned by the whole furry community and attempted to contact me for help, to which I just told him play and simple that he had it coming and after that he dissipated of the face of social media.
For anyone who was interested. Me and Prince Charming ended up seeing each other 3 more times , sadly he lived a two and a half hour bus drive from where i did and it costs a good 60 quid for him to come .As well as while he was gorgeous and fucking adorable he was dumb as a rock. We flirted for a long time after those small dates and communicated for a while until eventually, as all teenage crushes it slowly died. This story was so memorable to me because it was within the context of my first real teenage crush and my realisation that I had it hard for one type of guy .
I always like to make sure that I have some proof of my story , as I still to this day feel that they are so bizarre that noone would believe me so I'm thankful for this sub. Here are some Diary Entries Black Fur left as I no longer have the private messages from him as he blocked all media.
TLDR: A friend hoax's me into coming to a furr meet- I meet the creepiers furry who researches and stalks me online and my country before meeting me, and then proceeded to send me a number of child bride subjection and tries to groom me to marry him and in the meanwhile I meet my first crush that great agitates the creepy furry.

I believe this was his post , made before I met him and Blanky showed it to me after I was creeped out by his moves onto me.

Hope you can read this and zoom into it. I Think this was a post when the furry drama shit, hit the fan and he got ALOT of backlash for his behaviour, which he tried to blame autism for, which insulted alot of autistic people as they did not want to be associated with this kind of behaviour.

HOPE YOU LIKED IT, Part 3 comings soon. :)
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2019.01.16 04:01 k9centipede TRIVIA RESULTS - Helga's Tue Jan 8 Harry Potter Trivia Game [9:00 PM EST] - THEME: Exercise!

" Visit /Dueling for more information. The next game was earlier today, home quiz is currently open!
Below are the PEEVES PICKS from this week's Live Game and Home Quiz. GO HERE for the CORRECT ANSWERS to this week's trivia questions!

Here are the results from Tuesdays's Exercise Trivia Game!

Q01 [General Knowledge] Araminta Melifflua, a distanct cousin of Sirius's, tried to pass a law legalizing what? [2]

  • Recreational gillyweed - elbowss of Ravenclaw
  • Muggle hunting. Speaking of laws, B99 IS BACK THIS WEEK, FCAT! GET HYPE! - kosherkitties of Hufflepuff

Q02 [Identifying Quotes] Identify the BOOK and SPEAKER of this quote: Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed… [2]

  • The pope, speaking to his cat - fearcutsdeeper of Gryffindor
  • Dumbledore COS? Or Umbridge OOTP? Wow, what a disparate pair of answers, lol. I have no idea obviously. - __DCLXVI__ of Hufflepuff

Q03 [Beasts and Creatures] During a CoMC Lesson, Hagrid advised his students the Blast-ended Skrewts needed exercise and to attach the leash WHERE on the creatures? [2]

  • the middle - elbowss of Ravenclaw
  • Everywhere! Only a full body harness would be enough to contain the might of the Blast-ended Skrewts! - tribalphoenix of Hufflepuff

Q04 [Houses of Hogwarts] During the Quidditch Team Try-outs that Harry ran when he became Quidditch Captain, which house did NOT have any students show up? [1]

  • Gryffindor - none of them were loyal enough - fearcutsdeeper of Gryffindor
  • Ravenclaw, because we're too busy studying. See, there's this whole 'school' thing going on. - ciocinanci of Ravenclaw

Q05 [Lessons and Learning] During their first lesson on the Imperius Curse, what did Professor Moody make Dean Thomas do? [2]

  • shine his eyeball - elbowss of Ravenclaw
  • I thought I knew the books better than this... more room for improvement I suppose - writerstears of Ravenclaw

Q06 [Food and Drinks] Hermione found Scabbers in a bottle of WHAT, in Hagrid's hut? [2]

  • Snake Juice - fearcutsdeeper of Gryffindor
  • I want to say mead but I'm pretty sure Hagrid would notice that so like pickled onions or some shit? - iUnicornWizard of Ravenclaw

Q07 [Numbers and Digits] How old was Neville when his uncle dangled him outside the upstairs window to test if he was magical or not? [2]

  • Too old for this shit - fearcutsdeeper of Gryffindor
  • I haven't the foggiest of ideas ... 69 is way too old ... lets say 4 - theDUQofFRAT of Gryffindor

Q08 [Complex Level 3] Identify all 3 reasons that Harry ended up in the Hospital Wing after a Quidditch game through his time at Hogwarts. [3]

  • Shitty officiating, poor security, no safety gear - elbowss of Ravenclaw
  • Lock-fart removed the bones in his arm, mobbed by dementors, hit by a bludger - biscuit_monstre of Hufflepuff

Q09 [General Knowledge] What did Sirius give Harry for his 1st birthday? [2]

  • a Blankie of Invisibility - elbowss of Ravenclaw
  • A broom for kids. (I guess the minature black doggie is fanon) - ketjatekos of Ravenclaw

Q10 [Spells and Incantations] What spell did Harry use to crack the ice of the pool in the forest, so he could swim down and retrieve Gryffindor's sword? [2]

Q11 [General Knowledge] When Neville fell off his first broom, what injury did he get? [2]

  • He lost a buttock - fearcutsdeeper of Gryffindor
  • Broken wrist! Or, fractured. Sprained? Something wrist! One time, I was watching $10,000 Pyramid, and the clue was sprain, and the guy guessing got nervous and when his partner said, ""what you do to your ankle,"" he responded, ""you sprain it and whine."" - kosherkitties of Hufflepuff

Q12 [Names and Faces] Who is the Captain of the Holyhead Harpies, that Slughorn knows? [2]

HOUSE POINT RESULTS

TIER 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
ELITE Slytherin - 22.25 [4] - 34 pts Ravenclaw - 21.67 [6] - 25 pts Hufflepuff - 21 [3] - 17 pts Gryffindor - 18.5 [4] - 8 pts
XPERT Ravenclaw - 19.63 [8] - 24 pts Gryffindor - 17.6 [5] - 18 pts Hufflepuff - 16.38 [8] - 12 pts Slytherin - 15 [5] - 6 pts
ADVANCE Ravenclaw - 16.07 [28] - 16 pts Gryffindor - 15.22 [9] - 12 pts Hufflepuff - 14.92 [25] - 8 pts Slytherin - 13.3 [10] - 4 pts
CASUAL Hufflepuff - 12.79 [28] - 10 pts Slytherin - 12.17 [6] - 7 pts Ravenclaw - 12.14 [29] - 5 pts Gryffindor - 11.5 [2] - 2 pts
TROLL Ravenclaw - 17 [3] - 5 pts Slytherin - 8 [1] - 4 pts Hufflepuff - 7 [3] - 2 pts - 1 pts
(above chart is off slightly due to missing live game data)
HOUSE POINT TOTALS

Gryffindor

  • 22 Players
  • 5 Outstandings
  • 8 Exceeds Expectations
    • 2 2nd Place
    • 2 4th Place
    • 1 Peeves Pts
TOTAL HOUSE POINTS: 41

Hufflepuff

  • 69 Players
  • 10 Outstandings
  • 25 Exceeds Expectations
    • 1 1st Place
    • 3 3rd Place
    • 1 4th Place
    • 7 Peeves Pts
TOTAL HOUSE POINTS: 52

Ravenclaw

  • 75 Players
  • 20 Outstandings
  • 26 Exceeds Expectations
    • 3 1st Place
    • 2 2nd Place
    • 9 Peeves Pts
TOTAL HOUSE POINTS: 86

Slytherin

  • 26 Players
  • 5 Outstandings
  • 9 Exceeds Expectations
    • 1 1st Place
    • 1 2nd Place
    • 2 3rd Place
    • 1 4th Place
    • 0 Peeves Pts
TOTAL HOUSE POINTS: 57
Please excuse the mess, /dueling sheets are still under construction!
  • HOME QUIZ GRADE CHECKER PROTOTYPE AVAILABLE HERE
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2018.09.09 23:32 Duchess_Silver BPAL Lilith 2018 impressions

Hello Indiemakeupandmore! I've had my Lilith 2018 fragrances for a bit over a week now, and thought I'd share my thoughts. I like to wear one fragrance per day so I have a chance to see how they wear over the course of a whole day. I'll also note that I have a very high success rate with BPAL and their fragrances tend to play nice with my skin chemistry - if this is not true for you, of course YMMV. And without further ado:
Meditation Buddy (Vanilla-laced frankincense, Florida Water, sandalwood incense, salt crystals, candle wax, and white rose petals) - I first noticed a soft rose fragrance (almost like a tea rose) with a warm vanilla undertone. Later on in the day, the frankincense and sandalwood incense came out. Beautiful and a very calming fragrance - it really lived up to its name. This also had incredible longevity on me, and I was still able to smell it about 12 hours later. Gorgeous, and probably my favorite of all the Lilith fragrances I bought!
Don't Tell Me Heaven is Under the Earth (A handful of honey sticks, yesterday’s patchouli, and a dusting of cinnamon sugar) - I almost didn't buy this one and I'm so glad I did. Honey and patchouli are two notes that tend to be very strong on me and can end up overpowering, but they worked beautifully together in this fragrance and neither are what I think of as "strong" versions of those notes. The honey was almost beeswax-like, and the patchouli was a soft woody patchouli, not a dark intense version. Underneath it all was a slightly sweet cinnamon sugar that came out more as the day went on. The cinnamon is just barely there but it's perfect. This also lasted a very long time on me.
Blue Blankie (French lavender, skin musk, and a drop of rose water) - I wore this on a day where I knew I'd be a bit nervous and it was just perfect. This is what I'd characterize as a "strong" French lavender, not like the softer kind of tones from English lavender, and when I first applied it that really came out, with just a drop of rose water underneath. I don't think I'd wear this as a sleep fragrance, but on a very stressful day it was just what I needed. After about 5 hours on, the lavender started to fade to the background and the skin musk came through more.
The Creation of Lilith (Sweet black pomegranate, French lavender, oakmoss, ti leaf, bakhoor oudh incense, and black fig) - If you like fruity fragrances, this is your jam. Lots of juicy pomegranate and fig in this, with lavender and oakmoss supporting it. This is floral, rich, and one of those fragrances I couldn't stop sniffing! While this comes off as floral/fruity it also smells cool and sophisticated at the same time. I'd describe this as a bit complex (if that makes sense), and if you like fragrances that aren't easy to pinpoint, I'd recommend it.
Scorched Marshmallows (Marshmallows on fire, with chocolate and graham crackers) - my partner sniffed this in the bottle, and without even reading the label said "oh, s'mores!" Sweet marshmallows and smoke (but not too much), and underneath that graham crackers, and milk chocolate. As time went on the smoke and graham cracker notes came through more. This had ridiculous longevity on me - it lasted through an entire day AND a shower. 100% accurate to its name, and if you like gourmand fragrances, don't miss this one.
Lilith Nightingale (A bundle of Ayurvedic spices warmed in cream, with a little bit of dried fig and sweet dates) - this is the perfume equivalent of a glass of warm milk. Very creamy with a lot of fig and sweetness in this. Early on I couldn't smell the spices, but as the day went on the sweetness faded to the background and spices came through more. A bit of cinnamon and I think cloves. If cream fragrances tend to go sour on you, be careful with this one, because it nearly does on me. This also lasted a very long time on me, and I could still smell it 12+ hours later.
Hope those descriptions help if you're on the fence about any of them! Before they came I was most excited about Lilith Nightingale but I think Meditation Buddy and The Creation of Lilith ended up being the real stunners for me. They're both incredible fragrances!
[Edited to fix a typo!]
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2018.07.05 17:23 NetflixTacosChill RS Podcast with Leah Block: Recap

Listening so you don't have to! Enjoy! :)
Realizing that Leah does not speak in coherent thoughts. Really annoying to listen to.
I was really disappointed that they kind of really quickly glossed over the tweet. Didn't say a whole lot about it. I got the impression that she didn't really learn that what she said was WRONG, but just that she's learned to vet her social media more.
That's it folks.
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2017.10.04 06:42 marutan Sick chihuahua puppy has low appetite, should I force-feed her with a syringe?

My very small pup (11 weeks, 16oz) picked up a respiratory infection from her breeder's place when I brought her home and since then she's had very poor appetite. She was fine on the first day of being home (Sunday), very energetic and excited to play, but was very sneezy with a runny nose and ate about a teaspoon of food (water-soaked high protein puppy kibble + canned food) at dinner.
Her breeder told me (don't know if I can trust him now) that she is usually fed twice a day, at 11AM and at 6PM, with 1 tablespoon soaked kibble and 2 tablespoons canned wet food, and that she's always had a healthy appetite and would wolf her food down in 2 minutes.
On Monday she slept very heavily and when she woke up to pee, she was disoriented and walked with a drunken gait and fell over on her side once she peed on her puppy pad. Freaking out, I gave her water with a bit of orange juice (she lapped half a tablespoon) and rubbed a bit of honey on her gums. She revived a little but then went back to sleep, while I made an appointment to her vet. She refused all food, even peanut butter, which she couldn't get enough of the day before, and wouldn't drink water. I didn't have a syringe so tried to feed her water in a teaspoon but she refused. Later in the afternoon, at the vet, she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection and hypoglycemia. She was syringe-fed 2ml of glucose and looked a little perkier. She slept again the rest of the afternoon until 6pm, when I tried to feed her with Hill's Prescription a/d food the vet gave me, mixed with her antibiotic. She ate the first teaspoon (with the antibiotic), and then another teaspoon before refusing to eat any more. She seemed better that night, and went to sleep.
Yesterday we had to revive her again in the morning with 2ml of glucose (she was all limp and floppy and wouldn't get up). She ate about 2 teaspoons of the a/d vet food before refusing to eat any more. I tried to tempt her with treats and peanut butter but she won't eat. She slept most of the day, waking up each hour to pee. I tried to feed her again at 6pm and she had an improved appetite and ate about 2 tablespoons of a/d vet food and her antibiotic. I tried to mix some of her regular canned food but she picked them out. She was energetic and cheerful again at night for about an hour or so before going to sleep.
This morning we took her out of her crate to pee at 8AM and she went back to sleep afterwards. I tried to wake her at 11AM to feed her but she was again limp and floppy. Her eyes were crusted half-shut with dark brown crusty stuff and her blankie was damp (tears? snot? drool?). I tried to syringe some glucose in her but she wouldn't swallow, it just dribbled down the side of her mouth. Her gums looked grayish so I rubbed some honey on her gums (couldn't get her mouth open). She stirred and started licking so I quickly syringed some glucose in her (about 2ml), which she licked up weakly. I laid her on my chest and wiped her eyes with eye wipes, then frantically texted my partner but 10 minutes later she sprang up wide awake, tail wagging! Took her to pee on her pad and she peed a large amount, and she willingly drank some water in her bowl (I added a splash of glucose solution in there). Tried to feed her but she only ate about half a teaspoon and went back to sleep. Woke up an hour later to poop (very small amount, hard and dry). I tried to feed her again but she ate another half teaspoon and refused to eat. She did drink some water willingly which was good.
Anyway, I'm getting worried about her low appetite. I'm considering force-feeding her with a syringe tonight, just so she wouldn't have yet another hypoglycemic episode tomorrow morning. She needs food! What should I do?
Species: Dog
Age: 11 weeks
Sex/Neuter status: Female, unsterilized
Breed: Chihuahua
Body weight: 16oz (0.47kg)
History: nil
Clinical signs: No appetite, always hypoglycemic, refuse to eat
Duration: 3 days
Your general location: Singapore
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