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2023.04.01 13:07 businessmasters The Role of UX Design in Web Design
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2023.04.01 13:07 CAMO-PEN Help with Background option
Greetings all! I'm running into a dead end with the background choices for my next character and could use some input.
This will be my second character ever so I'm still a bit new to DnD.
I'm making a feral winged tiefling with a rangerouge multiclass. I've been working on the character for about 2 weeks with my friend who is also playing and running the ideas by our DM for approval.
I want to make a kind of dark brooding ranged assassin type character. But I can't seem to find a background option that really is a good match. I don't want to take a background that just gives me bonus that I like but does not make sense story wise. And to be honest none of them backgrounds I have seen seem to work.
Can I make my own background or I have to pick form the list?
Thanks for any input, ideas or help!
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2023.04.01 13:07 RyanzRetroReviewz The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex - 1939 Film Review - RyanzRetroReviewz
The Private lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex is a 1939 historical romance drama movie starring Erol Flynn (still riding high on his success from his most memorable of roles in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" just a few years earlier), Bette Davis (who wasn't all that fond of sharing top billing with Flynn, a glorified stuntman in her eyes), and Olivia de Havelland (fresh from the set of her most memorable work in "Gone with the Wind", and making this her fifth out of nine movies sharing co-starring credits with Flynn). Directed by master movie maker Micheal Curtiz (already known for his works on "Captain Blood" and "Angels with Dirty Faces", and later to be known for his larger than life movies such as "Casablanca" and "White Christmas"), stretching his legs with the new technicolor process of filming, and reuniting him yet again with his usual cast of star studded actors\actresses, to whom he had each given their big breaks on screen.
We start this movie off on a large and lavish note, with trumpets and fanfare welcoming home Robert Devereux the Earl of Essex (Flynn) from his victories at war with Spain. But the celebritory mood is cut short when Queen Elizabeth I (Davis), scorns and berates the Earl of Essex for his wreckless sinking of a Spanish treasure galleon, other than the capture of it. Essex then resigns himself from the Queen's service and retires back to his lands. Over the next chunk of the movie, we're taken into life at Elizabeth's court, and quickly come to learn that the Earl of Essex and the Queen are both secretly in love with each other, though none can come to submit themselves to the other publicly. We're introduced to the Lords of Elizabeth's privy council; Lord Raleigh (Vincent Price), Lord Burghley (Henry Stephenson), Sir Robert Cecil (Henry Daniell) and Sir Francis Bacon (Donald Crisp), who all plot and vie to replace Essex as favorite to the Queen. We also come to meet one of the Queen's ladies in waiting, Lady Penelope Gray (de Havilland), who also has a deep secret love for Essex, and will do anything to sour the relationship between the two. A high point of these scenes has Lady Penelope signing a ballad of an old maiden wishing she was still young and fair, which sends the Queen into an extreme fit of rage, breaking all the mirrors in her chamber (a truly great scene on Bette Davis' part).
A messenger soon comes stumbling in from Ireland telling the Queen of their losses to the native forces. This causes Elizabeth to send out a new force to Ireland, as well as giving her a reason to call in Essex and make him master of the city's defences, should they face and invasion. But the Lord's of the privy council all too easily goad the Earl of Essex into volunteering to lead the attack force to Ireland himself, with the Queen's own objection's meaning naught to him.
This then leads us to the bog land battlegrounds of the good old "Emerald Isle" (Ireland for those of you who don't know), smack dab in the middle of the "Nine Years War" (1593-1603), where Essex's men have now been suffering heavy losses due to lack of reinforcements and supplies from the Crown, and only scant letters of reply from the Queen; none of them directly addressing the situation at hand. Essex is furious.
Back in England, Elizabeth is also furious, apparently having being given little to no word from Essex on the situation in Ireland. We now learn that her conniving Lord's and jealous Lady in waiting have all been aiding each other in the omission of certain letters to and from the Queen, in order to ruin the Earl of Essex in her eyes.
Meanwhile in Ireland, Essex finally surrenders to the leader of the rebel Irish army, Hugh O'Neill (Alan Hale, Sr.), when the last of their supply camp is burned out. This, on top of a now angry letter from Elizabeth demanding that he "surrender" himself to the court for treason, sends the Earl into a state of rage. He soon leads his army back to England and storms the court of the Queen, but Elizabeth easily tricks him into standing down his army then having has him arrested and sent to the Tower of London, to Essex's shock and dismay. Lady Pennelope then tearfully admits her crimes to her Queen in hopes of saving the Earl of Essex's life, though this is to no avail.
The final scene of the movie has the two lovers face to face one last time, with Elizabeth begging Essex yet again for his public submission, to which he boldly denies, then marches head held high straight to the executioners block, bringing to us one final look at Queen Elizabeth I, as we pan out and bring up the end credits to this tale (a final scene in which we actually see Flynn on the chopping block was apparently cut after early test previews).
To sum it all up in so many words, "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" is a fantastically crafted piece of retro cinema, packed full of great quality acting from both our leads and supporting cast, amazingly epic scale sets and costuming effects, elevated by the grand quality symphony score laid down by Eric Wolfgang Korngold, and shot beautifully by Cinematograher Sol Polito, with this being one of the earliest full length live actions movies ever released in color on the big screen. All this is rounded together by director Michael Curtiz, further cementing and solidifying his name in the annals of Hollywood forevermore, hopefully.
And that's all she wrote folks.
Thanks for reading.
Ryan D. Hurley
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2023.04.01 13:04 RyanzRetroReviewz The Vikings - 1958- RyanzRetroReviewz
The Vikings - 1958
The Vikings is a 1958 epic semi historical/romance movie directed by Richard Fleischer (the son of the great american animatoinnovator and early cartoon producer Max Fleischer, responsible for the creations of Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop and many more), who after having spent years in the B movie industry, was now riding high on the success of his Walt Disney produced 1954 adaption of the classic Jules Verne novel "20,000 leagues under the sea" (also starring Kirk Douglas) when he decided to take on the helms of this larger scale and more adult orieneted epic full of love, lust and bloodshed all set in the Viking Age of England and Scandinavia.
With the starring role of this picture going to the mammoth of acting that was Kirk Douglas (although before the more well known "Spartacus" from 1961, this is after he had played the part of Perseus in the 1956 "Ulysseus" movie, so he was already on top), fresh off his hot streak with his new sidekick of a director from "20,000" (Douglas personally hired Fleishcer for this, being that it was his own production company behind the financing). He is non-casually joined by the all time (and/or old time) Hollywood couple Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (progenitors of the now Scream Queen of old, not to mention still world class beauty, Jamie-Lee Curtis) making this their fifth out of eleven movies together, as well as a big old bowl of Ernest Borgnine dumped on top, having already solidified himself on the big screen as both a well known character actor and a main star. Now, when a movie can boast about having such a combination of high quality talent as this, you know it's bound to be great (although, there are exceptions).
The prologue title sequence of this movie alone is worth note, giving us the audience the pleasure of hearing the stern but soothing (if that makes any sense) voice of the great Orson Welles as he explains to us the whos, whats, whens, and why's of the Norse-Viking expansions and invasions into the British Isles, as well as the political landscape of England itself at this time in history. This is done as we're shown a bunch of spectacuclar tapestry/parchment paper drawings of Vikings battling against Englishmen, complete with a more than perfectly passionate orchestral theme that invokes the thought of the King Arthur tales of yore, all coming together to add a real sense of authenticity to this epic that we've yet to even see begin...which it does with a bang.
Or the swipe of a sword to be more exact, as the Viking leader Ragnar (Borgnine) and his band of warriors fall down upon the camp of the English King Edwin of Northumbria. The two leaders enter into a private duel in the King's tent, with Ragnar slaying his foe and further forcing himself down upon the deadman's wife, Queen Enid, ultimately and unknowingly impregnanting her before disappearing back into the Northlands. Knowing that the child is that of Ragnar's, but will still be seen as a threat to the new King Aella (Frank Thring), Enid gives birth to the child whom she names Eric, in secret and finally sends him away to Italy with her most confident of priests, placing the hilt stone of the King's rightful sword on a rope around his next to later one day be indentified as true heir to the throne of Northumbria.
Years later at the court of King Aella, we come to meet princess Morgana of Wales (Janet Leigh), as her Father pledges her to Aella as a token of alliance between their two kingdoms. King Echbert of Wessex (James Donald) is then brought up on charges of aiding the Vikings in their raids on England's kingdom's in order to protect his own lands, and is thrown into the dungeons to die. We learn that the charges are true when Echbert escapes from Northumbria and finds refuge with the Viking leader Ragnar aboard his longship. The vikings travel back to Scandinavia with Echbert and his promises to continue providing them with coastline and river maps for further raid and plunder.
The incredbily wide shot scenes of the long ships coming into port in the fords of Norway are truly spectacular (clearly being filmed on location), elevated by the realistic built sets that make up the Viking and village (not to mention the ships themselves), as well as the dozens of costumes and hairstyles worn by the extras that are showcased throughout (and a really awesome Viking horn blower welcoming the warriors back home each time, echoing the fantastic sounding orchestral theme of the movie yet again). Also, we now get some of that real over the top barbarian type behaviour being portrayed by Ainar (Douglas), son of Rangar, as we, the mostly uneducated in history average film-goer, would expect out of any and all vikings on screen (it is pretty awesome though); complete with beer guzzling, barell smashing, deranged angry tones, and wishes for barrels of blood to guzzle down instead of that of beer.
Ainar hates all Englishmen, but agrees to his Father and Chieftain's demands to keep after Echbert and see that he wants for nothing. One day while breaking in their hunting hawks, Ainar starts up a confrontation with a slave named Eric (Tony Curtis), the unknowing son of Ragnar, subsequent half brother of Ainar, and true King of Northumbria, who had been abducted from his ship en-route to Italy all those years ago. Eric then sicks his own hawk that he's recently found onto his oppressor, leaving Ainar with only one good eye, and himself now with a guaranteed death sentence.
At the feasting hall however, a volva woman steps in against Ragnar's judgement of death, claiming that the gods do not wish for Eric to die by any man's hand, to which Ragnar outsmarts and has Eric taken instead to a rock pool off the coast at high tide to await an eventual death from drowning. Echbert though finds the stone from around Eric's neck and, realizing who he is, goes down to the rock pool to save him and claim him as his own slave in order to keep him safe from Ainar. We also get some more awesome over the top barbarian type behavior, now complete with ass smacking, random kissing orgies, more beer guzzling and axes being thrown at a Viking's wife's hair braids to judge whether she's been faithful or not (this movie's about as toxic male chauvinist as it gets, but still... really awesome).
Echbert eventually finishes his maps for the Vikings, as well giving them the idea to abduct and ransom Princess Morgana before her marriage to Aella, with Ainar carrying out the task and giving us a pretty decent battle at sea in the process. Ainar though, now falls madly in love with Morgana and wishes to claim her as his own. When back at the hall once again, we get even more over the top barbarian behavior, beer guzzling, rape jokes, etc, etc, (what do you want from them?, they're Vikings), all this before Ragnar finally concedes to his son's wants and needs, allowing him to claim Morgana as his own. But when Ainar tries to force himself upon her, Eric appears from behind and knocks him out, bringing Morgana to escape with him on a boat to England.
A really-rad boat chase scene ensues through the fog filled fjords, culminating in the collision of both Ragnar and Ainar's boats into one another, sending half of the Vikings to their deaths. All but Ragnar that is, who's saved and pulled onto Eric's boat, heading straight for the King of Northumbria. Ainar swears revenge against Eric, while the two escapees fall madly in love en-route to England.
At the court of King Aella, Eric hands over Ragnar then asks that Morgana be relieved of her pledge of marriage, to which she agrees with. The King demands that she take more time to reflect with her priest, then forces Eric to try to take part in the execution of Ragnar by pushing him into a rabid wolf pit. Eric refuses by cutting Ragnar's bonds and giving him a sword, so that he may die a warrior's death and be aloud to enter Valhalla, giving us an extremely climactic ending of Ernest Borgnine's character in this tale as he raises his arms and voice to summon Odin the All-Father, before jumping to his death in the wolf pit, sword in hand and smile on his face (man Vikings were badass!).
Eric has his hand chopped off as punishment and is set adrift into the sea, but not before the priest and Morgana find the King's "pummel[stone" amongst Eric's belongings, coming to the realization that he is the true heir of Northumbria. Morgana then runs in the room just in time to see Eric's amputation, letting out a horrific scream at the sight of it (she wasn't called America's first "Scream Queen" for nothing folks. So this is where Jamie-Lee gets it from eh).
Back in Scandinavia, Ainar is now King of the Vikings, but can't seem to raise an army to retrieve Morgana, until Eric comes back and tells them of Ragnar's death. The two (still unknowing) half brothers now team up to defeat the tyrant King Aella, to both gain revenge for Ragnar and to rescue Morgana, leading the "Great Heathen Army" across the sea to England (in the year of our lord 865 for those of you history buffs).
Between the ships leaving of Scandinavia, and the army's landing and setting up of their assault on Northumbria, you really come to ask yourself as to why film-goers are NEVER treated to such a large scale production as this anymore (well, at least not since The Lord of The Rings as I recall). The amount of extras, costume pieces and props required for this must have been incredible, but all completely necessary in the creation of a full on believable historic setting such as this.
So the Vikings land and lay siege unto Aella's stronghold, battering rams, catapults, axes, spears, swords, the works (not to mention Kirk Douglas scaling the Castle's front door using only axes for leverage. Again, you just don't see stuff like this anymore). Ainar cuts his way through to Morgana's room, but upon realizing that she loves Eric, and that Eric is also a son of Ragnar, he takes her to confront his half brother and fight for their prize.
Eric meets Ainar at the top of the castle and the two enter into an extremely well coordinated battle of the blades, until Ainar breaks Eric's sword that is. But Eric seizes a moment of hesitation that befalls Ainar, and stabs his half brother in the gut with the broken down blade of his sword. Ainar then drops his sword, but Eric picks it up and gives it back to him, again allowing for a true Viking death. He uses the last of his strength in a final roar to summon up Odin, then Ainar is no more. Eric and Morgana embrace each other with love bringing us to the end of this movie, but not before treating the audience to an authentic Viking cremation funeral for Ainar, in which he is cast off to see in a ship and flaming arrows sent flying to the mass. We watch the ship and Ainar's body burn as the credits to "The Vikings" comes up once more, leading us into the ending credits with more authentic looking parchment scroll drawings of the Vikings battling against Englishmen, and finally coming together as one (accompanied again by the awe inspiring orchestral themes of yore every step of the way).
To sum it all up, "The Vikings" (1958) is literally THE - BEST Viking movie that's ever been made. Full of high quality A-list stars (to which I'd say is one of both Kirk's and Tony's coolest characters ever portrayed on screen), and a great group of secondary character actors like James Donald, Frank Thring, Eileen Way and many more. The story is well put together by screenwriters Calder Willingham and Dale Wiserman (based on a novel by Edison Marshall), with the underlying theme being the coming together of two peoples, as well as giving us a pretty cool backstory for a very real and historic time in Northwestern Europe. The wide scale shots and surrounding sceneries caught by DP Jack Cardiff are truly amazing, joined by epic scale (and pretty damn authentic) sets-props-hairstyles and makeups, very well coordinated swordfights and stunts, and lets not foget the awe inspiring orchestral theme of yore laid down by composer Mario Nascimbene and conductor Franco Ferrara. All this is brought together perfectly by director Max Fleischer in what was definitely the largest scale movie of his career. I would recommend this movie not only to fans of retro cinema, but to anyone who loves epic scale warrior movies, as well as to general ancient world history buffs.
And that's all she wrote folks.
Thanks for reading.
Ryan D. Hurley
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2023.04.01 12:59 Tsquare43 [800 x 567]HMAS Nepal, comes astern of HMS Queen Elizabeth to receive a package, astern of her is the battleship HMS Valiant, April 1944
2023.04.01 12:58 Dot2366i What's the Edicate for changing Characters?
Etiquette*, stupid bed brain.
Hey guys, sorry if this is a bit of a noob question. I've been into RPGs for a long time, I used to DM stupid homebrew games without a proper system back in high-school, joshed around with some of the online games, and have even recently gotten into DnD around a year ago. In that time I've found myself, somehow, getting to DM a campaign on the side, and for the first time, actually be a player!
I was still unused to the system and decided to go rather simple. I made a Goblin Battlemaster Fighter who wanted to become a knight, fighting against his monstrous urges to do battle against evil for the good of the land and to prove his old master didn't waist her time in training him.
I love the little dork, but it's starting to get a bit stale. I built him to be a melee mulching machine who can chat up a storm, namely to boast of his deeds and rally the people, but he's got a 10 in wisdom and an 8 in intelligence, meaning that whenever the party is negotiating or researching, he's little better than a growling dog who fails every arcana, nature, or investigation check.
Plus, while plentiful feats and the different maneuvers do help, I can't help but finding myself drawn to trying out other classes... A dementia ridden dampir paladin who hasn't even realized he broken his oath, and is just chatting to his risen dead as if they were his couriers...? Yes please!
So I'm left wondering.. How would I go about swapping characters? My goblin, through sheer boneheaded bluntness, has become rather pivotal to the overarching campaign, basically being the driving force behind getting the kingdom to realize there is an internal threat while rallying forces to combat it using oaths and bargains.
Ontop of his importance to the current story, my DM has been rather kind with letting him have story beats, and two players in the party afore the Goblin as their mascot, and another outright refuses to let him go... His "licking things to see if they're magic"-Arcana checks have rather endeared him to the Sorcerer.
I don't want to burden the story, and I'd hate to be a drag to my friends in the party, so what should I do?
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I am level 143 and would like to get loads of xp. And also what is the best way to get xp? PSN: DeadlyDude0308
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2023.04.01 12:57 Smack-works Casca and Griffith archetypes in fiction
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I'm going to compare Casca and Griffith to characters in other media. I want to describe their archetypes. I'm going to talk about Guts a little bit too.
My analysis is quite superficial, sorry for that. But there's a lot of deep and detailed analyses out there. Why not have a deliberately superficial conversation about vague impressions
of characters? After all, the difference between "deep" and "superficial" traits of a character is subjective.
I have a specific way of describing characters, so we'll need a bit of theory before diving in.
I describe a character type as a list of dynamics:
- Dynamic 1. ...
- Dynamic 2. ...
- Dynamic 3. ...
- And so on.
(Doesn't matter what the word "dynamic" means in general, specific examples are all that matters.)
However, it shouldn't be a list of random dynamics. The dynamics have to overlap, be somewhat equivalent and have a common theme. Here's a made up simplified example:
- Dynamic 1. The character likes to have fun with friends.
- Dynamic 2. Likes to work on projects with friends.
- Dynamic 3. Likes to actively help their friends.
- Dynamic 4. Likes to make new friends.
As you see, those dynamics overlap, mean basically the same thing and have a common theme "life + friends"
. And yet those descriptions are not 100% equivalent, each dynamic adds new information and context.
This bit of terminology is going to be important:
- "Outside world" = something that affects almost everyone.
- "Personal world" = something that's important to a specific person (including personal relationships). "Feeling sad" is an event in the personal world. But "falling in love" and "being in a love affair" and "going through a breakup" are events in the personal world too.
All this may depend on context, though.
I think Casca
is similar to those characters: Misato Katsuragi
) (Avatar: The Last Airbender
(X-Men: Days of Future Past
), Ginny Weasley
), Sayaka Miki
(Puella Magi Madoka Magica
) (The Matrix
(The Lord of the Rings
), Rose DeWitt
#Fictional_characters) (Titanic 1997
), Bo Peep
) (Toy Story
), Ericka Van Helsing
), Elizabeth Swann
(Pirates of the Caribbean
) (Howl's Moving Castle
), Wanda Maximoff
) (Marvel Cinematic Universe
This type of characters is created by those similar dynamics:
- Dynamic 1. They are strong, but are a bit "lost" in the outside world. Trapped or pressured by it.
- Dynamic 2. They have an important past relationship/unrequited love, which contributes to their struggle against the world. Or a relationship with a character important/famous in the outside world.
- Dynamic 3. Their relationship is threatened by the outside world. They witness death of a loved one. Or great harm to a loved one. Or die/get greatly harmed themselves.
- Dynamic 4. They get [almost] crushed by the outside world. Or break free from the pressure of the world.
- Dynamic 5. They have an attitude/philosophy which makes the conflict with the outside world stronger.
Every dynamic above is about some conflict with the world: the outside world threatens the character personally or threatens their relationship.
So, the overarching theme is "power and [very] personal conflict with the outside world"
. Let's see how it applies to some specific characters.
Madoka Magica Sayaka Miki
- She is strong, but she isn't the strongest magical girl in the neighborhood. It serves as the source of additional conflict with the world (bullying by Kyoko, manipulation into despair by Kyubey).
- She has unrequited love for Kyousuke. Later she feels she lost her chance to ever be with Kyousuke. All this is 100% relevant to her struggle against the world.
- She sees her love crippled by an accident.
- Eventually Sayaka grows too frustrated by fighting evil and injustice, she "dies" by turning into a witch (an evil monstecreature).
- She cares about justice a lot and easily conflicts with people. It makes her collision with the world stronger.
She fits the overarching theme "power and [very] personal conflict with the outside world"
Titanic Rose DeWitt
- Her family is debt-ridden. She's forced into a marriage to save her upper-class status. She feels trapped and even tries to kill herself.
- She sees her love die to save her.
- As mentioned, she almost kills herself. Then almost dies in the Titanic disaster. But after that she breaks free from everything and lives a free adventurous life.
- She has a specific desire for freedom and independence: another person in her place wouldn't suffer as she did.
- She starts with no control over her life. Then becomes a badass. Still, she's just a member of a band.
- She had feelings for Griffith and Guts (famous people in Berserk).
- She finds Griffith broken by torture, she sees her friends slaughtered.
- She was raped by Griffith. She's broken and loses her mind.
- She's very stubborn.
You can do a similar analysis of other mentioned characters. https://preview.redd.it/caxkqczs69ra1.png?width=226&format=png&auto=webp&s=2abf72969d5913edfedbf39945eadb5f30f47670
Let's focus on this:
Dynamic 3. Their relationship is threatened by the outside world. They witness death of a loved one. Or great harm to a loved one. Or die/get greatly harmed themselves.
- Misato dies; "sees" Kaji die; sees kids die, get injured and traumatized; her father dies to save her. Trinity dies two times; sees Neo die one time ("now get up"). Katara looks dead in a heart-breaking scene; her mother dies to save her; Jet dies; Zuko gets zapped by lighting to save her; sees Aang die one time (until he dies the second time). Arwen almost dies; sees her mother losing her mind after torture; loses her immortality; sees Aragorn die peacefully. Sayaka "dies"; then 100% dies along with her new friend; sees her love disabled by an accident. Rose DeWitt tries to kill herself; sees her love die to save her; her "arranged husband" kills himself in a completely unrelated situation.
- Erika tries to kill her future love multiple times. Then breaks free from the control of her great-grandfather and prejudices.
- Elizabeth Swann: kills Jack Sparrow; her could-be-husband dies; Will Turner dies 7 minutes after marriage. Sophie: rapidly ages into an old lady; dumps water on Howl's heart, thinks she killed him; sees her love turned into a monster and dead inside.
- Ginny goes on a killing spree and "dies" in her first school year; her lover (Harry Potter) needs to die and partially succeeds.
Last but not least:
- Wanda has had enough, she goes on a multiverse killing spree after: her brother dies two times; her love (Vision) dies two times; her kids are "taken away" from her. She was threatened by the world all the time; then she trapped a village for her fantasy world; then she started owning the multiverse.
I think Griffith
) is similar to those characters: Shinji Ikari
), Harry Potter
) (Harry Potter
(The Lord of the Rings
), Monkey D. Luffy
), Rock Lee
), Heinz Doofenshmirtz
(Phineas and Ferb
), Jim Moriarty
), Jack Sparrow
(Pirates of the Caribbean
), Princess Yue
(Avatar: The Last Airbender
(The Legend of Korra
(Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
), Evelyn Deavor
). And even... even... Sans
) from Undertale
This type of characters is created by those dynamics:
- Dynamic 1. This character is not the strongest or the most important person in their world (at least at first glance). They can be lonely. However, they are a threat/factor.
- Dynamic 2. This character could remain passive, but the outside world pushes them to action. Sometimes this character is pushed to a very specific action: self-sacrifice or betrayal.
- Dynamic 3. This character is very polite or chill or compassionate, even if the outside world is hostile. Even if their compassion is fake.
- Dynamic 4. Personal world of this character overlaps with / connects to the outside world in interesting ways.
- Dynamic 5. This character may combine unbreakable power of will with... a lack of will/agenda.
Each dynamic is about some "contradictory connection to the outside world"
. This is the overarching theme.
Harry Potter and LOTR and Evangelion Harry Potter
) and Frodo
- Simplifying, Harry is just a decent wizard, he has no special means of fighting evil; yet he's one of the biggest threats to Voldemort. Frodo is just a hobbit, not a warrior or wizard; yet he proves to be one of the crucial people for defeating Sauron. Shinji is just a teen; yet he plays a very important role.
- Harry gets into most adventures "accidentally" or it's a Dumbledore's plan. Frodo was given a mission by Gandalf and it all went downhill/uphill from there. Shinji was called up by his father.
- Harry can get angry, but fundamentally he's chill and compassionate. Frodo barely snaps while carrying the most manipulative evil artifact ever. Shinji is apathetic and reluctant.
- Till the very end, Harry remains just a normal teen in the company of friends; yet he's on a world-saving mission. Till the very end, Frodo is just a hobbit in the company of his friend Sam; yet they are on the world-saving mission. Till the very EoE, Shinji is just a teen (not) sorting out his problems; yet he routinely saves the world.
- Both Harry and Frodo have strong wills (to resist mind control and disregard death), but they don't have much personal agenda. Shinji doesn't have any explicit goals either; and he has the will to remain more stable than Asuka.
All three fit the overarching theme "contradictory connection to the outside world"
One-Punch Man Saitama
- Saitama appears to most people as a weak hero (in actuality he can
one shot one punch anyone and anything), so he is not treated as an important/famous person. But he is a threat.
- Saitama behaves as if he gets dragged into a mess passively/accidentally.
- Saitama is fundamentally chill because of his power. If he wasn't chill, he would destroy the Earth.
- Saitama behaves as if he's just a regular guy who reacts to regular inconveniences. Even though he fixes global events.
- Saitama had the determination to become the strongest being on Earth... but now he's bored/depressed without any specific goal.
Saitama has a contradictory connection
to the world too.
- He starts as a very "side character" compared to important figures in the Berserk world. Yet he proves to be a threat/factor.
- His goal is formulated mostly in terms of the outside world. To rule, to have a kingdom. "Griffith's goal has always been intrinsically tied to humanity and politics." (c.) PixelDemise. Outside world pushes him to the ultimate action: sacrificing everyone for his dream.
- He's polite and... "chill". Great charisma. Even though the world of Berserk is harsh.
- On one hand, he is immersed in the world of politics. On another hand, he is in the campy company of the Hawk. On one hand, he dreams about a kingdom. On another hand, he forgets his dreams because of Guts. = Outside world interestingly overlaps with the personal world.
- Unlike others, Griffith does have an explicit goal/agenda. It is still vague, though.
) is one of the farthest outliers, but he's got this:
- An extremely intelligent and observant "side character". The weakest monster and the most overpowered threat.
- Forced to fight by a very strange world. Against a very strange world. By "strange" I mean resetting, consuming timelines.
- Always "polite" (on a deep level), i.e. mostly unfazed by the most strange and most horrible events. Never rules out your last chance to be a good person. Has unconditional compassion, even if it was caused by a promise.
- Lonely, but has a ton of friends. Combines a regular citizen and... a science researcher / holder of esoteric knowledge.
- Unbreakable will and seeming laziness.
He's got that "contradictory connection to the outside world"
. But he probably has another major theme which may overshadow this. https://preview.redd.it/gk6emuvp69ra1.png?width=90&format=png&auto=webp&s=f2b78a57dbcd28c517f0f7f325e5228e21f25490
I think Guts
) is a rare character in fiction. Here're some of his dynamics I can think of:
- Dynamic 1. He lives in the ruins of his past personal world.
- Dynamic 2. He lives in the ruins of his past relationships.
- Dynamic 3. He looks for a part of his past personal world. A part of his past relationships. Why? To get revenge or some other important transformation.
- Dynamic 4. Guts is ready to fight the entire world. Even though he doesn't care about the fight itself.
I think Guts is similar to Zagreus
) from the game Hades 2020
. Zagreus has a much nicer version of the story:
- Zagreus lives in the ruins of his possible personal world.
- Zagreus lives in the ruins of his possible relationships (with his parents).
- Zagreus looks for a part of his past personal world. A part of his [possible] past relationships. To restore what "could have been".
- Zagreus is ready to fight the entire Underworld. Even though he doesn't care about the fight itself.
Instead of looking for Griffith, Zagreus is looking for his mother. Who had to hide/be hidden.
The overarching theme is "struggler"
Characters like Schnoz are created by those dynamics:
- Suck you in/suck you out.
The overarching theme is "vacuum control"
2023.04.01 12:57 shrewdy ThicccBoy uses quotes from an interview without crediting the source, shocker. (Interview done by "That British dude who works with Ariel")
2023.04.01 12:56 Stealth_Nymph What Happens After Death
Ever wondered what happens when you die? Wonder no longer, and find out exactly what it's like to die firsthand!
I stared at the dark red letters on the screen. Whoever made the mod sure felt edgy while writing it's description. Though, I suppose when you're talking about experiencing death first-hand, the subject matter is macabre enough to excuse any and all blood red text or Thriller font choices that are paired with it.
I stared over at my NeuraLink which I'd left on the bed. "Take VR one step further," the tagine on the box read. The thing was heavy enough to cause neck strain if you kept it on for too long, especially with the electrode box dangling from the back of the head mount. Still, strapping on the helmet and connecting the sticky pads with copper wires running through them did provide what they'd boasted: an experience unlike any other.
I can recommend getting one for yourself, if you don't have one yet. Of course, the thing jacking into your nervous system at first feels weird, but playing an open world game and feeling the wind breeze past your skin, it's... I can't explain it. Oh, and the people that complain about the pain are either exaggerating or missed the thing to exceed its safety limiters. A shotgun blast to the face feels like getting hit in a pillowfight if everything is on default settings.
What I don't recommend, is doing what I did and messing with the settings. Yeah, the potential for porn is amazing, especially when you use some of those programs to jack up sensitivity beyond 100%. Do read the reviews though. I've heard of a few that turn pleasure into nausea, just to mess with you.
But once you get into porn, you end up craving more, or at least I did. Weirder things. What it feels like to have sex as a woman. Getting in a VR fistfight without the pain limiters. Being waterboarded (really didn't like that one.) And eventually, you end up right where I did: reading about a VR recording of someone dying. Was it real or recreated? Why wasn't it taken down yet? Was it just some sort of joke? A bunch of those thoughts ran through my head, but in the end, curiosity won me over. I did the one thing I never should've done: I clicked Download.
A bit of setup later and I was lying down on my bed (helps with the neck pain), booting into the sim. I opened my eyes and, I'm ashamed to admit, recognized the room. If you've ever summed RoHeDo45, you know what I'm talking about. If not, just imagine some creep sitting in his basement pumping out sim after sim of tortureporn, regular porn, and... regular torture. He always uses the same backdrop, though. It's kind of a staple of his.
I find out I'm strapped down to the bed - it's usually better that way. More immersive since most of these sims don't go as far to actually build in motion tracking so you can move around. You're more of a camera with legs for them. An old, bald man with a bushy trucker's mustache steps out of the darkness to the left. I know it's fake, but my hair still stood up when I noticed the Colt in his hand. Yeah, so no buildup, the sim gets straight to business.
His first shot goes into my leg, and I could feel every excruciating inch the hot lead rips through my flesh and muscle. I make sure to have a mouth protector in these days after nearly biting my tongue off once. I reminded myself the pain isn't real, and felt it slowly ebb away. That's one thing the NeuraLink isn't great at, continuous intensity. The short burst of an orgasm is fine, but a bulletwound like that stops hurting after just as long. I'm sure it'll get patched at some point by a modder, but I have to admit I'm rather fond of the bug for now.
I wasn't afforded much time to think, as the next shot burrowed itself into my gut. That spot always hurt. Plenty of vital organs, and your intestines really don't like having all their neurons fire off warnings at once, even if they're fake. Still, I calmed myself, steadied my breathing, and watched as the old man lined up the gun right between my eyes.
And I... took it off. I ripped off the headset and the pads, and was returned to my dark, but safe bedroom in the middle of the night. I heard the bang of the gunshot through the headphones of the NeuraLink which dangled from the side of my bed. I was panting, lying in a pool of my own sweat, all in all just not having a good time. I'm pretty sure I ended up with some mild, temporary PTSD, because I kept thinking that old man from the sim was in the room with me. My real room, not the virtual one. Not the first time I come out of a sim all panicked though, and a couple of breathing exercises later I felt fine again.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking, that I'm a pussy. But don't worry, I'm getting a good night's rest before trying again. And this time, I won't back out. I'll see it through. So keep your comments to yourself. Really, the only reason I'm posting this is as a review of ExperienceDeath.neur, since nobody else has left one yet despite the thousands of downloads. What, is getting killed that good that you're too hooked to write a review?
I won't fail you guys, though. I promise, tomorrow morning I'll be updating this review with what it's like to experience the full thing, so you don't have to. I'm especially curious to find out what happens after the third gunshot, aside from dying of course. When the headphones were hanging off the side of my bed and I was trying to get my breathing under control to calm myself down, I heard something like a voice from them. Which is... weird, right? I mean, you're supposed to be dead in the sim, but there's apparently more that comes after.
Anyhow - that's a mystery I'll solve tomorrow. I'm getting tired and it's getting to the point where I'm starting to smell the same burnt gunpowder in the air that I did in the sim. Maybe I should cut back on my NeuraLink time tomorrow after I see this thing through.
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2023.04.01 12:55 autotldr One dead, dozens injured in theatre roof collapse in Illinois
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original
reduced by 62%. (I'm a bot)
The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois, reportedly suffered a marquee and a partial roof collapse Friday night during a tornado. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: collapse#1 concert#2 tonight#3 Friday#4 night#5
The collapse left at least one person dead, dozens of others injured and debris scattered on nearby cars and street after the incident.
The collapse was reported amid severe storms with 90 mph winds.
The concert began at 7 p.m. local time Friday night.
A band was reportedly playing on stage when the collapse occurred.
"We are currently sheltering in place, and want to extend our support and hope that everyone at the show tonight is safe. Right now our focus is on making sure everyone in the venue tonight is ok and gets home."
Post found in /worldnews.
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2023.04.01 12:54 MrBushido56 Big mom is from sorbet kingdom
2023.04.01 12:54 esskay18 BIOS time doesn't move forward post shutdown
Recently (2 weeks ago) made a build with Gigabyte B650M DS3H. Every time I start the PC, the time doesn't seem to move forward and retain its value from pre-shutdown. I've tried shorting the CMOS jumper and resetting the BIOS time, still facing the same issue. Since the build is relatively new, I'm not leaning on this being a low/dead CMOS battery issue.
One thing that I would like to point out is that when I booted the PC first time, and started downloading updates from Gigabyte control center, I had to stop halfway through and cancel one of the extraction processes and shutdown the PC. Could it be some firmware update that went wrong because of this cancellation? I don't see any new updates in my Control Center.
I see new BIOS updates on Gigabyte's website, but I don't want to mess with the BIOS unless I absolutely have to.
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2023.04.01 12:54 Legitimate_Chapter82 Rare Loba skins
I was looking at apexlegendsstatus
for Loba and they have a ranking based on cosmetics currently equipped. I have checked it a few times over the last few months and I would say based on availability in game these skins are the rarest. The two least equipped skins are PlayStation plus skins(yes they are poop but were around only a month)
\ Ocean Groove
(Season 7)\ Retro Wave
(Season 15) Skins with limited and so far exclusive runs
\ Game Master
(prime gaming skin from May 20)\ Pack Hunter
(Launch Bundle) Store
(Has come along twice both times in a bundle. It is a rare skin but the bundle usually prices it around 2500 coins and it has always had a low equipped rate) Recolor
\ Elegant Aesthetic
(September 22 for a new skin it is rarely equipped) Holiday(these are arguably the two worst skins and might not be equipped regularly because both out of season and overall ick)
\ Crystalline Perfection
\ Banshee Queen There are a few skins that based on current practice will not come back in their current color or because of exclusivity but are equipped often
\ Rose Gold
(prime gaming skin December 21)\ Huntswoman
(Season 5 BP)\ Boundless Envy
(Season 8 BP)\ Poison Dart
(Season 11 BP)\ Breaking the Law
(Season 12 BP and has already had a recolor
)\ Astral Treasure
(Season 15 BP)
So if you want to brag visually, bust these out if you got ‘em.
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2023.04.01 12:53 AltruisticAsshole88 Ex bf is a fucking hypocrite
He acted so kind and holy when to get me to open up to him about how my ex abused me, only for him to use the information against me after I shared it with him.
He said certain things I did were a waste of time, and I should be spending my time more productively. But he spends his time following, liking and watching pretty celebrities on IG, as if that’s such a productive use of time.
He said he didn’t want to be in a relationship anytime soon when breaking up with me, but got together with another girl soon after.
He barely wanted to do anything interesting together on our dates, just wanted low effort dates, but now he’s bringing his new gf on precisely all the interesting dates I once suggested to him.
He never liked travelling far, and never travelled to my neighbourhood. It was always me travelling to him by public transport which took me 3 hours both ways, yet with his new gf, suddenly he’s available to drive her and her family everywhere.
He never gave me flowers but now he’s showering his new gf with bouquets of flowers so often.
He gave me so much shit for dating my ex bf before him, saying that maybe I was abused because I made the choice to date someone so much older. My ex bf was just 4 years older than me but he made it sound like I was in a relationship with a huge age gap. Guess how old his new gf is? 5 years younger than him.
I’m in no way less pretty than his new gf. I just happened to have a poorer background and an abusive ex. And perhaps a higher tolerance for bullshit behavior as a result. Was that a reason to treat me so poorly and treat her like a queen now?
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2023.04.01 12:52 TwoPennyWorth Clifton Downs Not Hosting Events 2023?
Can anyone shed any light on why events such as the Foodies Festival and Comedy Village aren't being hosted on the Downs this year, as usual? Foodies Festival is out at Stoke Park and Comedy Village at Queen's Square.
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2023.04.01 12:51 AusFarmer Osteo Striga SMG Unlock
Just got the witch queen campaign so I can unlock the osteo striga and am wondering if I need to do it on Legend difficulty or is the Be Brave difficulty enough? Thanks!
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2023.04.01 12:51 glass_412 My analysis of The Confessions of Frannie Langton (4-part series show edition).
My analysis of The Confessions of Frannie Langton (4-part series show edition).
MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!!!
I'll discuss the following topics: how it could be avoided, hyperrealism, same-sex relationships failing to work out in scripted TV shows, symbolism, and how it affected me.
For anyone who has seen The Confessions of Frannie Langton, I would like your input on this.
I won't explain a backstory to the show, but I'd recommend checking it out for those who have yet to see it.
It's available on BritBox. There are four episodes, around 50 minutes each.
I will briefly explain how the death of Madame Marguerite Benham and Frannie Langton could've been avoided or attempted to be avoided. I'm also assuming that everyone has a basic/intermediate knowledge of the show and characters, so I won't be going into immense detail, so I can make this relatively short.
How Frannie's execution and Marguerite's death could've (potentially) been avoided:
Frannie falling for Marguerite was a mistake, to begin with. However, you cannot control who you fall for. I just knew it would be a mess from the beginning. I was just defeated that Frannie died due to dealing with the Benhams. To correctly determine if/how Frannie's execution could've been avoided, I must figure out when Marguerite committed suicide. Was it after Frannie killed George Benham? Marguerite was asleep during that time/alone in the bedroom. Regardless of either, I am going to backtrack. Sal, the brothel owner, welcomes Frannie and provides her with a home there after the Benhams kick Frannie out of their house after discovering the affair. If we stop it right here, this is where Frannie could have thrived if she had stayed with Sal.
The white individuals around her respected Sal, who was well off financially and intelligent. The entire mess could've been completely avoided if Frannie hadn't returned to the Benhams (where she never had to be from the film's start). But obviously, characters always seem to do the dumbest things, and viewers/readers know what's ahead of them. In episode 4, around the timestamp 17:38, Frannie talks to Marguerite and states, "Come with me, please." Marguerite replies angrily, ".... how do you think the two of us would do happily in a little cottage by the sea." I don't believe Frannie initially wanted the two to live together. I think, at this moment, the two could've and should've left to live with Sal at her brothel. Even though it wouldn't have been ideal, both deaths could've been avoided.
Disregarding this, I believe the reason Marguartte decided from suicide was also because of her husband's pressure about being unable to conceive children. At the film's beginning, Marguerite makes it aware that she miscarried twice. We do know that she miscarried a third time after becoming pregnant by Laddie, which would prove that she cheated on her husband and that she cheated with a black man. Even though black individuals were free under British law in 1825, it was still difficult to be black and shameful. Let alone a white person of nobility and high statutes becoming impregnated by a black man, despite Laddie being of high standards and respected by his white counterparts, both would still be shamed. Therefore, the pressures form on Marguerite from the revealed same-sex affair, which was shamed, inability to produce children which were humiliated, and becoming impregnated by a black man, probably the most shameful of them all during that time, caused Marguerite to end her life. Although, that was not necessary. Marguerite had another miscarriage after the affair with Laddie, eliminating one problem. Anyways, they should've moved in with Sal, but alas. Despite Marguerite becoming pregnant in Frannie's absence, Frannie is crushed, but it's clear that she still wants a future with Marguerite and is willing to move forward from this, but Marguerite cannot seem to grasp this. Not to mention, that Marguerite is addicted to Laudanum, and gets Frannie addicted too, which negatively impacts both character's decision-making and judgment skills.
Moving forward to the trial, which I don't want to spend much time on, the family placed stabbed wounds on Marguerite to cover up the suicide, which would be incredibly shameful to a white family of high nobility. Unlike in today's time, where we realize how sad suicide is and use it as a talking point of discussion, in 1825, this was the complete opposite. Moving forward, Frannie was already in opposition. Being a black person in 1825 England, being accused of practically anything by a white jury and white accusers meant that you would most likely lose 99% of the time, ignoring the fact if you were telling the truth or not the execution was inevitable. so I don't want to be the person who says, "well, technically, the jury could've believed the evidence her lawyer brought forth." A doctor was supposed to testify on Frannie's behalf, stating that Marguerite died from laudanum and was not stabbed by Frannie, but he didn't show up. Even in this case, while the judge might've been inclined to believe her, if he was to side with a black individual, he could be lost his occupation. Therefore, he was to place a facade on a fair trial regardless of the proof and evidence brought forward. Thus, once Frannie killed George, she transitioned to "the point of no return." Even if she fled Benham's house after doing so, she still would've been framed. However, I hoped she wouldn't have reached that "point of no return moment" which she could have avoided by staying with Sal or not killing George Benham. She let her emotions get to her, which is understandable. Benham was an asshole, so who cares if his character was dead? But that's not the point. That time when she was arguing with Benham could've been when she comforted Marguerite. Although Marguerite committing suicide was her decision, and there's nothing she could've Frannie could've done, so there's a possibility that it could've been prevented, but we cannot be sure. Therefore, staying with Sal would've guaranteed a 100% assurance percentage that Sal would not have been put on trial. Not killing Benham and staying with Marguerite would ensure a 50% assurance. Conclusion: Frannie should've stayed with Sal.
Although I wish the show and novel had a happy ending, and I so desperately wanted Frannie and Marguerite's relationship to work out, I knew it wouldn't. The novel's author (Sara Collins) did a FANTASTIC job of writing it and creating hyperrealism for the show's producers to follow. Therefore, everything would play out similarly to the show in real life. It would've ended the same, if not worse. So we must not ignore reality. But trust me, and I did want a happy ending.
The nature of unsuccessful same-sex relationships in movies and TV:
Hate to be the one to say it, but I've noticed lesbian relationships seem to never work out in scripted TV shows. The characters can never seem to "get it together," or their environment, as portrayed in The Confessions of Frannie Langton, is against them, putting them at odds.
The story warns us not to let our hearts impact our knowledge and not to get ahead of ourselves by thinking about the "what ifs." Frannie ignored her logic. She was very well-spoken and well-written, and she knew the potential negative impacts of pursuing a forbidden love with Marguerite. Still, she chose to ignore them until it was too late.
However, there are other areas I want to touch on. First, I want to reference timestamp 48:14 of episode 4 when Frannie utters, "I'm afraid," and looks to her left to see Marguerite sitting on her prison bed, smiling at her, and Frannie smiles back. This happens again at timestamp 48:58 when Frannie looks back at her bed as she's being walked out of her cell to be executed and sees Marguerite again sitting on her bed.
There are a few ways I'm interpreting this. (1)-Either Frannie is so nervous about her execution that she's starting to hallucinate, which is called "Anxiety Hallucinations," the more likely option. (2)-The following possible reason for Frannie seeing Marguerite after saying, "I'm afraid," represents us thinking about an individual who brings comfort. Sometimes, I ask, "what would XYZ do in this situation" to comfort myself in adversity. Or, I'll think about them for comfort. With that being said, Frannie seeing Marguerite could mean that Frannie was thinking of her, and the directors needed a way to portray that. (3)-The third possible option is that Marguerite was there in spirit form and presented herself to Frannie. Regardless of whether spirituality is a current force in your life, you cannot indeed denote the fact that the writers might've been trying to help us viewers realize that Marguerite was there and allowed herself to be seen by Frannie since Frannie said, "I'm afraid," and that was her way of comforting Frannie, and saying "I'll see you soon, in the afterlife" without saying it deliberately. This is a likely option because, at the first timestamp, 48:14, Marguerite has light shining on her from the window. In many religions and spiritualities, light often represents the presence of a spirit or force; therefore, that could be what the writers intended.
I also believe that Sal and Laddie illustrate what Frannie could've been if she had taken the reigns of her own life. They were wealthy and well-off independent blacks, respected and heard by whites which weren't typical of 1825 England. They represented who Frannie could've strove to be but decided against it by staying in her comfort zone (Pursuing love with her mistress). Therefore, this novel and show are trying to communicate that we should always strive for excellence, regardless of our circumstances, and that our beginnings never determine the end.
How this show affected me:
Man... saying I love this show is an understatement. It's completely taken over my mind, and I cannot get over it. I wish there were ten episodes of four. I've watched it twice now. The final scene I referenced in my previous paragraph, where Frannie was in her prison cell, made me tear up the first time I watched it and almost entirely cry the second time, which is incredibly rare. I wanted them to work out soooo severely. Frannie made so many sacrifices for Marguerite, and Marguerite made so many sacrifices for Frannie. It's clear George Benham didn't truly love Marguerite and only wanted her so that he'd be able to have children, which was a status quote. I see myself in the storyline. I understand forbidden love and operating in a world full of unacceptance and trying to figure out ways to find acceptance and a place to fit in. This show made me wonder how many handmaidens in this time fell in love with their mistress, either kept it a secret or carried out a secret relationship that ended badly. This reflects reality during that time, and I hate that real people experienced events like this. Frannie went through such a hard time, and I hate that her efforts were thrown in the garbage, all because she decided to pursue love with a woman who didn't truly understand her. She went through all of that for nothing.
I've attached a few links to read in case you need help understanding certain characters or the storyline completely.
FANTASTIC SHOW! 10/10
Thank you so much for reading, and I would love to read your responses and opinions to what I've typed and the show and novel in general.
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