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2016.04.07 20:15 sendmebearpics Bed Bath and Beyond

Stories and advice from Bed Bath and Beyond, plus other stuff. We don't care about stock stuff here

2021.01.14 22:39 zoomermoney BBBY

Stock talk about Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) and Buy Buy Baby. HODL.

2013.08.25 05:27 Moarbrains Are jobs a choice?

Have you ever noticed how many of us seem to live "lives of quiet desperation", as Henry David Thoreau puts it? We feel trapped by forces beyond our control, trapped in a mindless job, for the sake of money, status or recognition. We complain that we never seem to have the time for what's really important to us, because our jobs take so much energy and focus that we hardly have anything left over. We plod along day to day; sometimes we even dread getting out of bed in the morning.

2023.04.01 13:22 notspez1 Does your child have depression? Anxiety? Fear of exams? Don't worry, this trick helped my son improve.

Hello mothers and fathers, my ( 44M ) son ( 17M ) was very worried about his upcoming JEE exams. He cried to me and made me emotional too. He knew I loved him and he knew I was a good father. He came to me seeking help and I decided that I shan't let go of him just like this. So I thought for a few days to come up with a master plan. It was tough, it took sleepless nights and long hours.
Finally next morning he came to my room, desperate for help. I said that I had figured it out and he was overjoyed. I told him to try waking up in the morning at 4:25AM, bathing, doing prayers, thanking his ancestors for the hardwork and struggles they faced.
He passed with flying colours in IIT JEE mains ( 99.94%ile ) and also got a commendable rank in JEE advanced ( AIR 1).
This boy is now known as Mridul Agarwal 🔥😱😎
Moral of story - support your children because they are the ones who take care of you in the future.
Kindly forward to 10 people on Whatsup, otherwise your son will fail all exams 😰😦😛😖😨😪😬🤪🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
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2023.04.01 13:22 an_average_crow DON’T LOOK AT PEOPLE’S WINDOWS

I want to share my story here. I think it may be a warning for those who are gluttonous for a peek into their neighbours' windows.
Here are screenshots of our chat and below is text transcript
Max - Guys, wanna some FF today? - 01:14 AM
SweetHeart90 - I’m waiting for an update, I’d rather go aram - 01:16 AM
Me - Invte me - 01:17 AM
Cleomaniac1 - I pass, I’m fully immersed in TLOU. - 01:17 AM
SweetHeart90 - What episode? - 01:18 AM
Cleomaniac1 - 2 - 01:18 AM
spacEOddity - Strawberry memes ahead :) - 01:19 AM
SweetHeart90 - Fuck off :) - 01:20 AM
Max - D, my man, co-op? - 01:20 AM
spacEOddity - Nope, I have a binocular session today - 01:22 AM
Me - ?? - 01:22 AM
spacEOddity - Viewing the Moon with binoculars - 01:23 AM
Max - Lol, wt for? - 01:23 AM
spacEOddity - Helping niece with classes - 01:24 AM
Me - I bet he’s just peeping neighbours))) - 01:24 AM
spacEOddity - Nope - 01:24 AM
spacEOddity - Thanks for advice though ;) - 01:24 AM
SweetHeart90 - It’s gross, you little creep - 01:25 AM
Cleomaniac1 - WTF, Derek! - 01:25 AM
spacEOddity - What? I don’t see anything interesting anyway - 01:25 AM
Max - Hey D, stop waistin time, deal with ur homestuff asap, join my party, profit - 01:26 AM
spacEOddity - Guys, I see a couple standing near the window - 01:27 AM
SweetHeart90 - Srsly? - 01:27 AM
spacEOddity - Woooooo! They noticed me! They definitely don’t mind :D LOOOOL! - 01:28 AM
That girl is in a night dress, a man standing next to her, lights off, but I still can see them. - 01:29 AM
Cleomaniac1 - Oh, stop, Greg, get him off of this chat. - 01:29 AM
Me - He is an idiot, ignore him - 01:29 AM
spacEOddity - FUCK! GUYS! SHE JUST SUCKED HIM UP! - 01:31 AM
SweetHeart90 - Drunk? - 01:31 AM
spacEOddity - SHE IS WATCHING AT ME AND GRINNING!!!!!!! - 01:34 AM
Max - Lol, she just wnt to suck u to - 01:34 AM
spacEOddity - *uploading photo* - 01:35 AM
Cleomaniac1 - Meeeehh, stop joking. - 01:35 AM
spacEOddity - I’m serious! She disappeared, Icant see her I’m getting off the balcony, I will be calling cops - 01:36 AM
Max - man, if u re joking it’s not funny u know? - 01:40 AM
spacEOddity - Shes trying to break my balcony door, call cops please - 01:40 AM Cleomaniac1 - bboooooooring. - 01:40 AM
SweetHeart90 - Wait, maybe he is serious? - 01:40 AM
Cleomaniac1 - not again, he is just trolling you guys. - 01:41 AM
spacEOddity - Im idiiot i ran into the elevantor and i hear her screaming and laughing, she running after me screams something about hell and lust, i dont want the door open i dont know what to do fuck - 01:42 AM
Me - D, come on - 01:42 AM
Max - if none gonna FF today, Ima going alone - 01:43 AM
Cleomaniac1 - I’m starting new episode, see you tomorrow folks. - 01:49 AM
SweetHeart90 - You mean later today? - 01:50 AM
Cleomaniac1 - Yup! - 01:52 AM
Me- no show from Derek today - 02:12 AM
SweetHeart90 - Guys, I checked Derek, I can’t find him - 09:13 AM
*SweetHeart90 started a call*
Cleomaniac1 - He is not picking up - 09:21 AM
Me - I can't get through either - 09:22 AM
*Cleomaniac1 started a call*
As Cleo dialled for a group call, we saw Derek finally answering. But the relief was short-lived. All we could hear were gruesome cracks and the sound of someone with a high-pitched, inhuman voice muttering chilling words.
"Tasty," the voice whispered, followed by a sickening slurp. "I won't return," the voice growled, filled with malice and hunger. "I will find you all." Cleo's screams filled the call.
As the call abruptly ended, we were left with a haunting image burned into our minds. The image of Derek, torn apart and devoured by a being so terrifying that we couldn't even comprehend its existence.
From that day on, we lived in fear, knowing that there are things in this world beyond our understanding. Things that hunger for us, that crave our flesh and our souls. And we can only hope that we never cross paths with them.
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2023.04.01 13:21 International-Web432 Struggling with 1 nap

15 month old is moving into one nap, but we cannot get him to sleep more than 45mins on his nap without him waking up crying, and will not get back to sleep.
At the moment there's two schedules - he wakes at 5am, a capped nap at 8am for 30mins and then a 1-1.5hr nap at around 12.30, then bedtime 630ish.
On days where he wakes after 6am, we try to do 1 nap at 11am, but he will never sleep more than 45mins - which means an early bed time - so we can't get any consistency.
What do we do?!
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2023.04.01 13:20 TBS-Lolboosted [H] Sea of Thieves XBOX/PC EU, Priced Humble and Fanatical leftovers [W] Paypal, TF2, offers and wishlist

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I got some leftover game keys from bundles, Paypal fees are for the buyer (NA region 5,4%+€0,35). I value everything in € euro's! I'm also accepting trades (no Amazon prime offers please), TF2 keys and prices are always negotiable.
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2023.04.01 13:19 Barett_50cal My fallout 4 rpg craving is temporarily satiated

Fallout 4 is my all time favorite game. A game I've come back to hundreds of times and put thousands of hours into. The beauty in this game is in its infinite replay-ability. With the numerous endings, plethora of side Quests and characters, infinite character builds, and compelling main story lines it's a world that sucks you in and watches you grow. The first time I peered out of the vault I easily found my way through the starter Quests. I built up sanctuary and got lost in the apocalyptic Sims settlement. Willing to help out my new friends as much as I could I was introduced to my first real challenge. Venturing to and from corvega taught me the value of stealth in this unforgiving wasteland. The first time I ever seen a super mutant I was helping some friendly umpires, as fragile as I was the team support gave me the confidence to take on this hoard. The world slowly expanded yet I remained grounded to my sanctuary. I remember exploring the map for the first time and how well the enemies scaled based on distance from my home. This made the map terrifying but I always had the quicksave safety net to keep me confident. Radiant Quests opened the map while main story opened the world. The first time I seen the Prydwen it was jaw dropping and when I met its army of super soldiers I felt at home like my indoctrination was natural. As I leveled I gained power, as I was given better weapons and armour I felt the power. This game made me feel the progression better than any other. I started as a scared child crouch walking accross the wasteland but I ended up laughing in the face of death claws. After my first playthough I was lvl 70+ but my difficulty was normal, my build favored stealth and range as that is what the world pushed me towards. I knew I could do better. What other settlements could I max out? What weapons had I never found? How many companions were available? What benefits did other endings hold? The game compelled me to explore it again as a better version of my previous self. Playing the game on very hard kept the world terrifying when I knew where to get the better weapons early. I wanted to take down the super soldiers I'd been so close with before just to see if I could. Introduce supply lines, settlement vendors, junk duplication (to let my settlement building creativity thrive), the world kept giving me more to do and I kept getting better. I was a stealth sniper, vats gunslinger, automatic weapon Chemist, power armour heavy weapons, charismatic smooth talker, mele one hitter, Institute coarser. Every time I maxed a character I just wanted to try something else. Playing side Quests kept the game fresh, somehow missed the pirate ship till like my 10th playthrough. When you combine the character build with the infinite combinations of side and main quests this makes every playthrough totally unique. Introducing dlcs. I'm king of the Commonwealth. Next logical objective is to rule farharbour and nuka world, maybe ill bring a robot to help. If I'm using a robot companion maybe I don't need weapons, try using nothing but fists and let my robot be my enforcer. Maybe this time I'll talk with mama Murphy so I can sadistically giggle telling the coarser his recall code. Once mastered the difficulty can be upped to survival adding in plenty more difficulty but these difficulties put my knowledge of the game to good use. Knowing where beds are and having to plan my trips efficiently added a new layer to the game. This game was perfect for me. The ultimate rpg where I explored MY wasteland. When 76 approached I pre-ordered. It would be the second game in the fallout universe I play. I wanted multi-player fallout 4. Dying light style co-op multi-player in the fallout genre would have allowed me to introduce my friends to the game I loved to much. We all know how 76s release went.... getting griefed by randoms was not what I bought the game back to fallout 4 I go. Now it's 2023 and I'm telling you my rpg craving has been temporarily satiated. I have 36hours into cyberpunk 2077 and everything I love that pulls me to play fallout is there. The infinite character customization, the BEAUTIFUL world begging to be explored, the side Quests with intriguing characters. I'm on my first playthrough but it will not be my only one. I have the same craving to memorize the map that I had with fallout 4. One day I will be king of night city, maybe it'll be on my 12th playthrough but when I am I'll sit back and think of Nora.
Ps. I didn't even mention mods. When you run out of content, add some more.
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2023.04.01 13:18 bleistifte It's been three weeks without my Jónsi

Friday nights have a new meaning now. Every Friday is another week since I last held our beautiful whippet, since we fed him all the forbidden foods and took him on a walk where every treat was a jackpot and I let him bury his face in the treat pouch until it was empty. Since we played on the lawn and I got out all his confiscated toys (mostly in the mending pile, full of holes; and his cuddlepillar and fox toy that got put away because he wouldn't stop humping them) and laughed at his antics then cried. Since we made him a bacon and chicken pizza for his dinner and let him try Tim Tams and icey pole.
Every Friday is another week since the vet came to our house, and he barked at her to warn us about the intruder, and then sniffed her shoes. Since she sat with us on the patio and we talked through everything again and I cried and cried about how wrong all of the options we were facing felt. And we talked about how no 2.5 year old dog should be facing a repeat liver surgery off the back of multiple hospitalisations in such a short life, and how doing nothing wasn't an option when he was bleeding internally and could hemmorage at any time. And how there was no certainty and no clarity, just the knowledge that he wasn't well and was unlikely to ever be well. And she told us that it was okay that it wasn't easy and okay that we couldn't tell if it was time, but gently encouraged us to think about the whole picture of his health and what the future might hold.
Every Friday is another week since we sat with him and held him as he passed and told him how much we love him and what a good boy he was. Since we buried him wrapped in his blanket with his favourite toys. Under the plum tree, where we can see him from our bedroom window.
Every Friday is another week of a too-quiet house and a too-empty bed and a lonely couch. A week of looking at photos and videos and smiling and laughing; and then looking up and remembering he's not here. A week of waking up, or of coming home, and seeing an empty space where he's meant to be. A week of bursts of crying, which is okay; and what if ruminations, which are less okay. Of writing down our memories and asking "do you remember when" and sharing the shadows of a dog who filled our days and hearts.
As each Friday passes the grief does shift and change, and I find more spaces to breathe and smile between the tears.
Oh sweetheart, I miss you so. I love you forever, my darling Jónsi pup.
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2023.04.01 13:16 sinnombrehi He (23m) stopped texting me (29f) after being vulnerable.

A little background. We’ve been friends for years. Lately we started sleeping together and things got very sexual and there was a huge chemistry between us. Temporarily (since last month till the end of 2023) weve been living in different countries so this fact can also matters.
Lately he started being a bit vulnerable towards me and few times while drunk told me things suggesting that he might want something more as well as telling me how he likes me outside the bed. But whenever he was sober or during the day he acted more distant. Officially our relationship is more like friends with benefits but I feel that at some point quietly we both wanted more. Anyway we never talked honestly and openly about our situation. Since now we live far away from each other we don’t see at all, we still talk a lot though especially sexually and we plan to see one day.
I realized that I have strong feelings towards him I think that actually he could even notice this. Anyway the last few days are weird between us. At the beginning of this week after he was quite affectionate towards me he started being more reserved. I was the person who started all of the conversations. He became less enthusiastic. And now we haven’t been talking for 3 days which never happened before and if we didn’t have topics to talk about he usually sent me some memes or funny things and now he’s completely quite.
Now I’m wondering if I should text him first. I mean, I’m older, more experienced than him, I don’t want to play weird games but also I don’t want to look desperated and be overwhelming especially if he acted distant lately. At the same time I was thinking about revealing to him about my real feelings towards him. But I have no idea what to do now and if I supposed to wait for his move or just ask him what’s going on. I also noticed some posts he likes about being heartbroken, also he listens quite a lot of sad songs about love.
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2023.04.01 13:16 Virtamancer Anyone else experiencing issues with the arch mirrors? Can't realistically even perform an install...?

Disclaimer: this is not me asking for alternatives or life advice. I'm literally asking the questions as stated.
First, trying to download the iso, all the mirrors 404. I think 3 out of more than 100 that I tried actually worked, and one of those failed to successfully complete a download.
Next, I'm doing the install, and when grabbing mirrors with reflector it shit the bed due to every rating attempt failing after timing out after 5 seconds each.
So I'm trying the install script (😔) and it took 10 minutes to even start syncing databases, because it struggled so hard with mirrors. That's the first step of the actual script, if you're unaware. It took another 10 minutes to download the databases, these little tiny files that usually finish in a fraction of a second, because it's downloading at 20-50kbps (slower than 1990s internet).
At this rate the install will take days and will probably fail due to multiple network related errors.
Is anyone else noticing this? Has arch put out a statement?
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2023.04.01 13:15 rini_0606 This must be a curse!

My husband was sick for a week, not able to do anything apartfrom lying in bed, while i Took care for our two kids, having several appointments (both kids and mine) and preparing two days of birthday party for my little one. Alright, no problem, no one‘s fault and i have a great MIL next door helping out. Yesterday my husbands paternity leave started, he felt much better and was able to Go on a skiing trip for five days.
Well, guess who‘s got fever and all his other symptoms now as well…
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2023.04.01 13:14 soldieroscar Bed Bath & Beyond is sued by ousted CEO over unpaid severance

Bed Bath & Beyond is sued by ousted CEO over unpaid severance
Still being an idiot.
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2023.04.01 13:14 reader_bee 3 year old personality flip

So up until quite recently, my child wasn’t an angel, but was lovely in many many ways. Nowadays I often end up crying or at least upset daily because of her behaviour. I know it isn’t personal, but it upsets me nonetheless.
At 1 year old, we made it so dummies/pacifiers were an “in bed only” thing. She dealt with this incredibly and had no problems at all. Now, her dummy is almost surgically attached to her, and trying to get her to hand it over until bedtime is proving to be near impossible.
She has begun experiencing what seem to be night terrors, and my child who has slept through, in her own bed, since 8 weeks old is now up several times a night, wanting to come into my bed to watch tv at 1am, asking for water constantly but only taking one tiny sip, screaming and kicking off if something doesn’t go her way. Basically, her dad and I are exhausted.
She has also started potty training, does incredibly at nursery and whilst out of the house, but the minute we are home, screams and cries wanting a nappy on.
She also seemingly despises me. Only wants her dad. I went to comfort her in the night last night and the moment I reached her bedroom door, she was hysterical because it was me and not her dad.
She’s also being horrifically mean to her younger sister (22 months), in ways that I can only describe as a WWE reenactment.
Please please please help me. I feel guilty for saying it, but I currently hate my 3 year old. I can’t stand her. I can’t stand to be around her. I wake up dreading the day and put her to bed dreading the night. And I feel so so guilty and upset myself more for feeling this way. Please help me. I’m desperate for any and every piece of advice you can offer me. But please don’t take this as an opportunity to drag me down further. I’m at a loss
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2023.04.01 13:13 selcouth96 Anyone have depression (or any mental illness) is also a caregiver? How it feels? How do you manage?

Hi all. This will be long sorry for the long vent.
I have been battling depression since a very young age for a lot of traumatic reasons.
When Covid hit I started to feel very unwell and depression for the first time took full control of me and made me not being able to take care of myself. I don’t know how I managed to do it since I was all alone in this journey, I was alone and did not have money to seek therapy, and it took me two years to be able to get back to my feet again and finally go out to live and start living. I remember there was days I cried over my muscles hurt for not moving from the bed but I did yoga in bed and cried during the sessions but I kept moving until I stood up again.
I started to bath more often, cook proper food, workout regularly and did many things in those two years until I started being able to work again.
Six month ago I did the first step and got myself into a job, it was extremely hard to go, having depression makes everything difficult. talking take energy, moving takes energy, seeing takes energy, and hearing takes energy, but I kept fighting and pushing myself to go so I can finally go seek the help I need and be able to pay for therapy.
But life does not give me a break, and one day right before my first day at work my dad had a suspected stroke and that changed everything. I needed to pose my healing and focus with my dad. Our family is not big and we don’t make much money, so I started to save some money for the therapy and kept the majority to my father for his recovery process.
Everything was going great and I was helping him along of trying to keep myself steady, and not go into another relapse, it was hard but manageable.
Until last December, after three month of his suspected stroke he got a real stroke which lead him to making his left side half paralysed temporarily and the doctor told us it will take a long time for him be able to walk and move this left hands again maybe never.
After that, for the past three month I am a caregiver to my dad, not the primary because we have a home nurse for 12 hours who help my dad with going to physiotherapy, and bath and cleaning. But after the nurse I am the second. I take care of almost everything every single day. cleaning the house, prepare food, cooking, grocery, check medical appointments, prepare medication, laundry, dishes, and basically anything that my dad needs + work and sleep deprived.
My sister take care of some other stuff as well and sometimes she help me with my part but since I have depression and I already need help, anything I do that may seem easy take 10 times effort for me.
This leaded to another self neglect loop. With depression I always say to everyone you need to sacrifice something to be able/have energy to do something else. For example I something sacrifice making food for myself to have energy to make my dad his favourite food and so on. I can’t do both since it takes a lot of energy to do anything.
Right now I am mess, I go to work with messy hair, not focused, I barely move and I can’t take proper care of myself. Doing so means I will not take care of my dad.
I also feel very guilty that I don’t spend my weekend with him anymore or talk to him much. I used to wait for the weekend or after work to stay and talk with him and be with him, but now and for three weeks all I do is making sure he have his favourite show on, ate dinner, talk to him for few hours and then go to bed and scroll my phone till going to sleep. And on my weekend all I do is stay in bed not being able to move just prepare the house for the next week and prepare his stuff and that’s it, I go to my room and don’t spend anytime with him due to being exhausted to talk or communicate in anyway and he started to tell me you don’t want to spend time with me. This is why it took me two years to work again, depression was so strong to the point I couldn’t get out of bed to shower so imagine how it feels now. I am burning myself but I find it not enough because he need more better care. He deserves attention 24 hours. Which I can’t give.
Right now I don’t watch my food, or sleep, or workout, or do anything that is needed to fight depression. And after three month I started to break. My dad need emotional, physical, and financial care. Which I gave it all for 6 month now. But I broke down today when I saw that I have almost zero dollar on my saving account and that means all of my savings for therapy is gone. I am 26 and still didn’t start living my life properly due to depression and having a very traumatic life, but when I did an attempt the one person I care about fell down and this is killing me slowly.
I don’t know what I should do but I know I can’t keep going like that. I need help myself.
I need to mention, I saved my dad on September when he had the suspected stroke, he was going to very dangerous area that may have harmed him, my dad is overweight and I am very small and fatigued most of the time, but that day I was in a depressive episode which made my body extremely weak, but I managed to grab him and pull him into the nearest room and look ourself in it and called the emergency. This experience made my depression worse but I had to numb myself for my dad, to be able to help him. The second time it was also me who was there, I was also alone with him and not feeling well again, I didn’t feel that he is well something was off but this time I called my sister and we managed to let him inside the car and then it was a stroke. Another trauma.
I feel that my life is just trauma. I don’t remember anytime I was doing well without pain no never.
I feel that by the time I am forty I will be more sick due to neglecting myself so badly and that will lead to a circle of being sick or taking care of someone who is sick. My dad is 72, I am 26, but it feels I am way older. Trauma aged me and not in a good way. I always felt like I am the parent for my dad and now it is even more with the stroke.
I feel bad for my dad and my life and selfish for thinking about myself and for having depression that makes me not being able to give more to my dad.
He needs me emotionally. And for someone who is drained this is impossible and I hate that.
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2023.04.01 13:12 TopRule8217 Fixing The DCEU Project: Part 1

The Lineup:

HBO Television Series:

A detailed outline of plot-lines, changes and in-universe connections.

The Batman:

The Plot: This events of this movie would stay exactly the same.
My Major Changes: Batman is in his fourth year in my version of the film, he's not an experienced veteran like Ben Affleck's interpretation, he still has a lot to learn, but he isn't totally inexperienced like in the film we got. This would be done in a similar way to The New 52. I believe that Pattinson can play a Batman who has sidekicks before, but after Jason's death, he becomes more emo, like in the movie we got.
Batman, in my DCEU, already had adopted Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd and Helena Bertinelli. Bruce hasn't adopted or even met Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Cassandra Cain, or Damian Wayne yet.
Dick Grayson left on extremely bad terms with Batman in a similar way to in the animated series episode "Old Wounds"
Jason Todd gets lured into a circus, similar to Titans, and is killed on live television by The Joker, similar to Earth-27.
Huntress left Bruce, due to the trauma of Jason Todd's death, since they were dating at the time, similar to Earth 27.
Barbara Gordon got shot in the spine and raped by The Joker, like in The Killing Joke storyline, it happened shortly before Jason got killed. Barbara doesn't become Oracle until a few months after the events of the first movie.
Batwoman is a cousin of Batman, and Bruce is aware of her activities.
This would be subtly mentioned in my version, and Dick leaving and Jason's death are a few additional reasons why Bruce acts like an edgelord and doesn't have that playboy persona anymore (at least until the sequels)
Batman, before the events of this film, has already fought The Joker, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Killer Moth, Deadshot, Poison Ivy and Ra's Al Ghul. There would be newspaper clippings that mention these off-screen encounters.
The Joker deleted scene is added in my version, to establish that he exists in this universe, if the post-credit scenes didn't do it already.
Metropolis and Queen Industries are mentioned during Bruce's meeting with Falcone. Setting up the larger DC Universe, in the future.
I would place emphasis that Batman is struggling to make change in Gotham on his own, without his sidekicks to assist him, he only has Alfred, Catwoman and Gordon to rely on, since Dick, Barbara, and Helena, have left on bad terms or to do their own thing in neighboring cities, and Jason is deceased (for now).
That also explains why Batman calls himself "Vengeance". He's on his own with barely anyone to help him, just like how he was when his parents died. (Aside from Alfred)
Bruce's utility belt gets blown up during the final battle. Which sets up him getting a more comic accurate one, in the future.
However, he still uses the adrenaline injection, and I'd later tie that to Bane and his venom formula, in a future movie as a prototype.

Superman: The Man Of Steel

The Plot Act-1: I’d heavily change the opening, develop Zod more, and make a cleaner Krypton that actually has crystals covering the planet, just like in the comics and in Superman (1978)
(I'd replace General Zod with Metallo as the antagonist, because Zod has already appeared in Superman ll and Smallville, by 2013, so I'd use a new villain that never appeared on the big screen in Metallo, who only appeared on Smallville with a small budget and we never fully saw his robotic form. I'd save General Zod for the third movie)
We see a small meteor found in the ocean, near Metropolis, by Lex Luthor, with a glowing green substance.
We flashback to many years ago, Kal-El is born, they name him. We cut to General Zod who is sitting in his home alone, having violent flashbacks of robotic creatures with symbols on their foreheads attacking krypton, killing people, even Zod’s family, the flashbacks are brief, but just enough to see the Kryptonian council surrender to their attacker, a dome encloses over Kandor and make it disappear, but a pod flies away as Kandor disappears.
(That will set up Supergirl in Chapter 2, and Brainiac fighting Superman eventually)
Dru-Zod is haunted and angry about this traumatic event that happened ago. Jor-El is studying problems in the planet’s core, but their computers say everything is fine. Jor-El asks Zod to come with him to check a fault line, as a scientist needs to be accompanied by a soldier when going to the outer lands, to access military equipment or whatever, just as a soldier needs authorization by a scientist to access scientific equipment.
They talk, it’s clear they’re friends, Jor-El tells Zod about his son, happy for him. Suddenly a violent earthquake erupts, causing Jor-El to quickly check his readings. They’re off the charts. Jor-El and Zod quickly rushes back to his lab to check his main computers, which are all reading things as fine, he digs deeper into the programming and finds the same symbol that was on the robotic creatures head embedded into the computers programming, corrupting it.
Jor-El is horrified, Zod is furious, yelling about how that thing destroyed their families, their brightest city, and now it’s destroyed them, Zod blames the council for bowing to the thing and proclaims them weak. Jor-El warns the council, as Zod rallies any soldiers loyal to him to save their world while they still can, he does so easily, they attack the council headquarters and take them out, Zod finds Jor-El, and asks him to help him save their world through allowing access to The Codex.
The Codex is a computer chip, essentially it’s the brain, it has info on everything, from the genetic code from which all kryptonian children are created, to the entire history of Krypton and all its knowledge, and the how to build and operate a terraforming device called the World Engine, as such a thing has been illegal for a long time due to it requiring a planet with an already habitable environment and thus life.
(Brainiac would get the information about how to build and use The World Engine in a sequel)
Jor-El refuses Zod, saying he will not allow Zod to destroy an entire race. Jor-El escapes, accesses the codex, steals it and goes to Lara, telling her they have to leave. Jor-El has set a warning for the planet to give them time to escape, but doubts they’ll be able to as a military security system destroys any ship entering or leaving krypton, but Jor-El has a plan:
A space probe, small enough to sneak past the security systems, but big enough to carry maybe one person, or one person and a baby. The probe was designed to send robotic drones to other planets and test the planet’s atmosphere and environment. He sends Lara and Kal-El to the probe, and she goes, begrudgingly, as Jor-El gives her the codex and a special command key for the probe that will guide them when they get to earth, telling her he has to distract Zod’s men to keep them from the probe.
Lara is wounded fatally, from a plasma shot by one of Brainiac's drones, but she gets into the probe with Kal-El and takes off. She hides the codex in the main engine of the probe just before this happens.
Zod captures Jor-El, and sees the probe doing that teleporting thing, he puts two and two together and takes Jor-El prisoner, gets on a large ship with his army, and shuts down the security systems, so he can track the ion trail or whatever science mumbo jumbo before it dissipates.
Jor-El, though, has thought ahead, and damaged the teleportation device thing, making it so it would trap them in the “phantom zone” between the teleportation destinations, giving the trail time to dissipate so they can’t track it.
General Zod, Faora and Nam-Ek are all caught in the vortex, and sent to The Phantom Zone, by the teleportation device.
(General Zod and Faora will return in a future sequel)
Jor-El closes his eyes as he is caught in the planet destroying explosion, as we see Krypton blown to smithereens, as a green remnant goes through a radiation storm and crashes in The Atlantic Ocean. As we cut to Earth, where the probe crashes in Kansas at night, near a farm in winter, Jonathan and Martha come out. Lara, barely alive, opens the probe, by pulling the command key out, and they find her, Jonathan tries to save her, but she dies, her last words before passing away are asking them to protect her son.
Jonathan and Martha lie to a friend of theirs in the hospital by telling them that the baby had been left on their doorstep and asking him to write down that Martha had given birth to the baby over the winter, during a recent snowstorm.
Meanwhile, Clark Kent hitchhikes across Metropolis and starts working odd jobs, researching extraterrestrial sightings, and secretly using his powers to help people in need, which results in him having to hit the road again. Clark Kent starts developing journalistic skills as he talks to people and gathers information in his quest to figure out where he came from.
We flashback to Clark Kent's backstory, with Clark's parents trying to raise him right and help him control his powers. In the scene where Clark Kent asks his father in the original movie, which is "Should I have just let those kids on the bus die?".
Jonathan Kent tells Clark, no, and that he did the right thing, but he shouldn't expose his powers too much. During the scene, these flashbacks show that Jonathan Kent wants to keep his son Clark safe, but what kind of father would he be if he didn't encourage his son to do the right thing, even when it is hard?
Jonathan Kent is inspired by his son's selflessness and rushes in to help a lady that is about to be run over, and he succeeds, but the excitement and fear cause him to have a heart attack. Jonathan Kent gets rushed to the hospital by Martha Kent and Clark, but he dies. Years later, Martha says goodbye to Clark as he's moving to Metropolis.
Back in the present, Clark Kent goes to a bar to eat some food, but when he eats, Clark notices a drunk and rude Truck Driver harassing a female waitress.
Clark Kent hesitates a bit, but he notices no one else is stopping it, so he decides to do something about the situation. As the drunk and rude trucker is about to grab the woman inappropriately again, Clark Kent grabs his arm and he angrily tells him to leave the girl alone, which surprises the truck driver and makes him a bit scared.
However, Clark notices that his strength is hurting the man's arm, and in order to not expose his powers in front of people watching, he lets his hand go to show A bit of restraint, but Clark pushes his own to the floor, so he doesn't attack him. The truck driver gets back up from the floor and attempts to punch Clark, but Clark dodges the punch before he can be hit.
A few police officers notice the fight happen, and they decide to arrest the drunk trucker for intoxication and attempted assault against Clark Kent. Clark Kent gets thanked by the waitress for standing up for her, but Clark decides to head out to avoid any suspicions.
(The waitress will later be revealed as Lucy Lane, the younger sister of Lois Lane)
Clark decides to go downtown in Metropolis to apply for a better job. He drives there and we get shots of Metropolis. The design of Metropolis, in my rewrite, strongly resembles the version from Superman Returns.
Act 2: Later, after seeing The Daily Planet building, Clark decides to apply for a job there, and he succeeds, and this is where he first meets Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Chloe Sullivan and Perry White.
Jimmy Olsen is the new kid in The Daily Planet, fresh out of college, and he becomes fast friends with Lois and Clark.
Perry White is the very stern Editor-in-Chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. He is Clark's boss. (I would still cast Lawrence Fishbourne)
Chloe Sullivan is witty, feisty, and cheeky reporter of The Daily Planet. She is Lois's close friend and she vaguely was acquaintances with Clark, back in his Smallville days.
Clark and Lois hit it off, despite their bickering at first, and they even agree on a date, a few weeks later. Clark and Lois interview Lex Luthor, about LEXCORP's new achievements in cybernetics. During the interview, Lex makes some unwanted advances towards Lois, which irritates Clark but he keeps his cool and stays professional.
(That is a creepy politician metaphor, kinda like a certain president from 2016, who has sexual assault allegations from at least 5 women)
Clark decides to help people publicly as Superman, as he pulls out the old black suit that Martha had made for him. After work, Clark hears an explosion, he walks as Clark rips his shirt to reveal his (Silver) Superman symbol.
After that, then John Willlams score starts as we see a montage of Clark helping people from life threatening situations and stopping robberies, as the reports of a guy flying in a gray cape stopping crime is flooding in. However, it's not entirely confirmed by the public, so some cynical people in Metropolis say it was an urban legend of some "Superman".
It's during one of these robbery encounters that Clark fought a former marine, John Corben, though his own machine gun's bullets bounced off Superman, and they ricocheted back at Corben and he's paralyzed and his body was mutilated beyond repair. A regretful Superman jumps him to a hospital, near The LEXCORP Building, (We'll get back to that later)
Later, Lois is involved in a helicopter mishap. Clark publicly uses his powers for the first time to jump high enough to catch Lois Lane falling off the damaged helicopter, as it explodes, near 'The LEXCORP tower, astonishing the crowd gathered below. Very similar to the 1978 film.
Superman is now publicly recognized, but not everyone is welcoming of this, some seeing him as dangerous for having this much power. Lex Luthor was quick to become an enemy of Superman when he accused the hero of being an alien threat to humanity. Lex also did research on the meteor that crashed, and he found out that it is deadly to Superman, Lex dubbed the green radioactive substance, "Kryptonite".
The Daily Planet was the only newspaper in existence to portray him in a positive light, with his first recorded photograph being taken by Jimmy Olsen.
Lex, along with Mercy Graves, plans to kill Superman, before he can interfere with LEXCORP and he sees Superman as a threat, due to his alien origin. It's basically Batman's motive for being against Superman in Batman Vs Superman, but pasted onto Lex Luthor, instead. Eve Teschmacher doesn't see what is wrong with Superman. She's very reminiscent of her counterpart in the 1978 film. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor goes to pay a visit to John Corben, in the hospital, after he heard the new story of his encounter with Superman.
John, by this point, is a man that was screwed over by Superman (inadvertently) and Lex made a deal with Corben that if he killed Superman, he'd get millions after the U.S. Government screwed him out of getting benefits after years of being in the marines. Feeling that he had nothing to lose, Corben agreed to the cybernetic enhancements.
LEXCORP scientists transfer his mind into an indestructible android body made of titanium alloys and powered by a Kryptonite heart. Upon the completion, Corben's android body was covered with a layer of artificial skin, which, aside from a rectangular seam which could expose his Kryptonite heart, allowed him to pass himself off as his original body.
Lex Luthor orders Metallo to cause destruction and collateral damage around Metropolis, to catch the attention of Superman. Reluctantly, Metallo rips off his human skin, revealing his robotic body from underneath.
Act-3: We see Metallo decimate Metropolis with his kryptonite powered weapons. The Military is sent in to neutralize Metallo. However, none of the machine gun rounds from the soldiers can pierce Corben's android body. Meanwhile, Clark hears a psychic call and he discovers a glowing blue crystal from the remains of his spacecraft that he keeps around. It compels Superman to fly to the Arctic where he uses the blue crystal to find The Fortress of Solitude, which strongly resembles the architecture and design of Krypton.
Inside, a hologram of Jor-El explains Clark's true origins, and after educating him on his reason for being sent to Earth and his powers, and he says to Clark,
"The people of Earth are different from us, it's true, but ultimately, I believe that is a good thing. They won't necessarily make the same mistakes we did, but if you guide them, Kal, if you give them hope. That's what this symbol means. The symbol of the House of El means "Hope". Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief in the potential of every person to be a force for good. That's what you can bring them. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the Sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."
Clark leaves the Fortress wearing a blue and red suit with a red cape and the House of El family crest emblazoned on his chest. It's basically the classic Superman outfit.
After seeing news coverage of Metropolis getting decimated, Clark decides to learn how to fly to save everyone, and it's the same exact scene from Man Of Steel, except when Clark does fly, The John Williams Superman Theme plays in the background instead. When Superman arrives in Metropolis, he evacuates civilians out of the city. (Because that's what Superman is supposed to be written as)
Meanwhile, Lois is about to get shot and killed by Metallo's plasma cannon, especially since she was too close to Lex's operations, as a reporter, but Superman swoops in and punches Metallo, sending the cyborg crashing into a Wayne Enterprises Building. (That's hinting at a Batman crossover)
After Superman saves her life, Lois grabs a nearby AK 47, on the pavement and evacuates Jimmy, Chloe, and Perry out of the city to be safe from all the chaos and collateral damage that Metallo is causing. Superman and Metallo have a brawl across Metropolis.
Metallo activates his kryptonite blaster and Superman is shot in the chest with it, weakening him and sending Clark crashing into a car, destroying it on impact.
Metallo absolutely bodies Clark in his weakened state. Corben is a master martial artist during his time with The Marines, and Superman is reliant on his abilities. Metallo beats down on Superman.
Metallo fires a missile at Superman, but using his reaction time, Clark turns the missile right back at Metallo, and the explosion blows a huge chunk in the torso of Metallo's cybernetic body.
Superman flies away from Metallo, momentarily for extra sunlight, to nullify the effects of the kryptonite, but Metallo has thrusters that allow him to fly at supersonic speeds.
The two engage in an aerial fight, but Superman grabs Metallo by his robotic skull and throws him into The LEXCORP Tower, tearing a hole through the skyscraper.
Superman and Metallo continue fighting in the LEXCORP Tower. When they are in close quarters, Superman freezes one of Metallo's arms and blows it up with his heat vision, knocking Metallo backwards, losing his right arm in the process.
When Metallo rushes towards Superman, Clark, in slow motion, sees an exposed chunk of wiring on the side of Metallo's torso, fires his heat vision and Metallo explodes and he is left a fiery mess, and Metallo shuts down.
Lois does find and confront Lex, thanks to Eve Teschmacher, the intern, next to Lex screams "She's got a gun!!" as Lois shoots Lex in the left arm.
When Superman arrives, Lex explains that they cannot arrest him, since he already covered the Metallo incident up, so Superman leaves with Lois, and flies away, vowing to put Luthor away in prison, one day.
Superman reveals his identity to Lois, and they still stay together as the two kiss, as the camera pans out to see the ravaged Metropolis. News Coverage, the papers and social media posts around the globe publish that Superman saves Metropolis from Metallo's terrorist attack and is a beacon of hope, just when it looked like Metropolis was about to be wiped off the map. Meanwhile, Metallo is sent back to LEXCORP and Lex repairs Corben and keeps him in a room, for something darker and nefarious…
(That is set up for The Legion Of Doom for a future Justice League sequel, especially since Steppenwolf is the villain for my rewrite of the first Justice League film)
The film ends with Superman and Lois being on their date that they promised each other, and after the date is over, Clark hears a crime, Lois kisses him and Clark suits up as Superman and flies off, with the John Willlams theme playing in the background, as the credits roll.
Post Credit Scenes: In the Batcave, Batman is watching a live video of Superman's fight with Metallo, setting up their meeting in World's Finest.
A giant skull-ship with tentacles orbits Saturn, and inside, the computer coldly states, "Kryptonian detected" and a green humanoid alien in silver armor, with his eyes glowing pink, states "Target Acquired" and smiles sinisterly.
This will set up Brainiac as a villain for a future Superman sequel, right after The Justice League.

The Batman 2: Heart Of Ice:

The Plot Act 1: The Batman 2 takes place during Christmas, and a year after the first movie. The opening scene is a flashback montage of Victor Fries and Nora falling in love and would end with the doctor saying she has cancer.
After this revelation, Victor developed a special cryogenic cell and planned to cryogenically hold Nora in there, to keep her alive, until a cure was found. However, Fries had been misappropriating GothCorp's money, which left the company in debt and the experiment unauthorized.
Fries was interrupted by GothCorp's CEO Ferris Boyle and a fight ensued and Fries grabbed a handgun, pointing it at Boyle and the security guards. Fries was then calmly ordered by Boyle to drop the gun, reasoning that it was not his nature to resort to violence and that a possibility may have existed to legitimately bankroll Nora's experiment.
Boyle's smooth talk got to Victor as he relaxed and let down his guard, allowing the deceitful CEO to kick the scientist into a lab table full of beakers which exploded. The explosion smashed him into his cryogenic freezing tanks and the accident soaked his entire body with the freezing solution and rendered him unable to survive outside of a sub-zero environment.
In the present day, Bruce Wayne has been trying to help and go out in public more and has his playboy personality, to help Gotham City recover from the flood that The Riddler caused in the previous movie. Ferris Boyle would be one of the head leaders for Gotham's rebuilding, even after the flood being frozen solid. However, it's another lie and secretly, Boyle is secretly taking money supposed to rebuild Gotham into his own bank account.
We have an opening action sequence of Batman fighting Killer-Croc, in the flooded waters of Gotham City, in the sewers. It's very similar to Bruce's fight with Killer Croc in Arkham Origins video game, where Batman uses his electrical gauntlets to wail on Croc, knocking him out and Bruce leaves Killer Croc for the cops.
After that, we see Batman as Bruce Wayne attending a charity event for Gotham's reconstruction, after the flood. It's led by Ferris Boyle. However, the door is busted down, thugs begin aiming their guns and an armored figure with glowing red eyes slowly walks towards Boyle, as Mister Freeze is introduced and he attacks The Charity Event, and tries to get the diamonds in the area and kidnap Boyle. He begins freezing people with his Freeze-Gun.
Taking advantage of the chaos, Bruce disappears into the panicked crowd and suits up as Batman, and he jumps out and kicks Mister Freeze, directly in his glass dome, cracking it. Due to his limited mobility in his armor, Freeze struggles against Batman, as Bruce continues landing several blows on him. However, Freeze gets Batman off of him and freezes Batman's feet to the floor with his Freeze-Rifle.
Mister Freeze steals the diamond and kidnaps Boyle. Victor takes Boyle to his hideout where he freezes his body. Boyle had caused his body to turn a bluish blue and for him to feel like he's constantly burning and his only comfort is his suit which cools him down. We now cut to Gordon and Batman investigating the crime scene.
Mister Freeze is using the diamonds to power his armor to find a cure for Nora who is permanently frozen. We have a similar scene to the animated series to show Freeze's lack of empathy and cold demeanor towards his goons.
Freeze has also been targeting executives of Ferris Boyle. Which leads to an action sequence in the frozen waters in Gotham City, where Freeze is surrounded by the executives, who all carry assault rifles. Mister Freeze kills them all by smashing the ice and freezing them underneath the frozen water, causing them to drown.
Finally, Batman figures out who Victor Fries is, through some research on The Batcomputer and which bank he's gonna rob next and chases after him with The Batmobile. However, Mister Freeze freezes the vehicle causing Batman to lose him.
Act-2: After his loss to Mister Freeze, Batman goes to The Iceberg Lounge to get some answers and information on Freeze but instead of getting met by The Penguin, it's two super strong thugs who are Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Batman fights the duo, but he gets overpowered and just when Batman is cornered and about to be beaten to death, Catwoman jumps behind Tweedledum and kicks him in the head and says playfully to Batman,
"I figured you'd be here".
Together, Bruce and Selena knock out both Tweedledee and Tweedledum in a bloody fist fight. After dealing with those two, Bruce and Selina get to Penguin, who does actually have information this time as he is doing a weapons deal with Freeze where he'll trade for this new freeze tech.
Batman attacks The Freeze Thugs, alongside Catwoman. These thugs have less advanced versions of Freeze's gun and interrogate one and figuring out Freeze's hideout and his motivation for his crimes. After they are subdued, Batman and Catwoman go to Mister Freeze's hideout taking out his goons stealthily and finding Freeze looking at his wife in the tube.
Batman sympathizes with Freeze and tries to convince him that he'll help Freeze with his wife and that he doesn't need to steal diamonds and shatter Boyle, who has been frozen all this time. Freeze doesn't care and doesn't trust Batman because Boyle lied to him in a similar way. They battle for a while, with Freeze having an upgraded version of his armor for better mobility.
Mister Freeze catches one of Batman's kicks and throws him aside into one of his ice structures, shattering it to pieces.
As Batman is in a fist fight with Freeze, Bruce begins to freeze up, because his main suit is not built for this low temperature environment, as Mister Freeze pulverizes Batman with a fury of punches, which breaks his cowl.
Catwoman tries to slice into Freeze's armor with her claws, but Freeze shoots her in the neck, causing Selena to suffocate.
(As for the effects of The Freeze-Rifle, The freezing itself doesn't actually kill you but it's the hypothermia that ensues that does it)
Batman breaks the ice and stealthily retreats with a wounded and suffocating Catwoman, back to The Batcave.
Act-3: After this, Batman quickly gets out of his armor and shatters the ice around Selina's neck. During Catwoman's recovery, Bruce reveals his identity to her and the two make out and get into an official relationship. Bruce and Selina come up with a plan to stop Freeze and find some way to cure his wife. His original suit is too damaged and they don't have time to repair it, as Freeze plans to storm GothCorp and steal all their latest technologies to help Nora.
Lucius Fox and his son, Luke, create Batman's new extreme environment suit created to stop Freeze specifically. The Extreme Environment Suit is armed with Thermo Charged Batarangs. Batman with his new XE suit will find Freeze and they battle.
All of Freeze's blasts from his Freeze-Rifle do nothing as they melt quickly on Batman's XE suit.
Batman bombards Mister Freeze with explosives and blasts from his Thermo Charged Batarangs, which ends up weakening Mister Freeze.
Batman punches Freeze across the room.
Catwoman fights off Freeze's thugs. It's a similar action sequence to Black Widow's hallway fight with Whiplash's thugs in Iron Man 2.
Batman reasons with Mister Freeze, to turn himself in for the sake of his wife, Nora, and Victor agrees and surrenders to The GCPD. Mister Freeze is put away in Arkham Asylum, in an extremely cold cell. The movie ends with Wayne Enterprises announcing that they are working on a cure for cancer, and they are almost there, as Victor cries with happiness, as the film ends on a hopeful note.
Post Credit Scenes: We see a dark haired woman, looking at photos of Batman and Superman's past sightings and footage of their battles with past supervillains, including Batman's final battle with Mister Freeze.
She says "The Silver Age of Heroes is happening, huh." As we zoom in on her amazonian armor, tiara, and lasso, hung up in her penthouse. As we hear the Hanns Zimmer Wonder Woman Theme quietly plays in the background, as it cuts to black…
(Yep, it's a small glimpse at Wonder Woman)
Tweedledee and Tweedledum are in the streets of Gotham, and they are suddenly hypnotized by a mysterious man. That will set up Mad Hatter for a future Batman film.
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2023.04.01 13:08 DizzyHombre44 MdDs or PPPD? Don't really know but doesn't matter it came back after 3 years

Hello. So my story is a little bit long but here we go.
First dizziness episode:
I am currently 25 years old. I had my first episode of dizziness in June 2019. At that time, I was already hypocondriac for a good 6 months and I just got out of surgery for a kyst. Suddenly one day I started feeling the ground moving under my feet even tho I was standing still. I freaked out. The days after, my symptoms kept getting worse: constant dizziness, lightheadedness, swaying, brain fog, muscle pain, extreme light sensitivity, blurry vision etc... I felt like I was constantly on a boat. When I was lying down, my body was moving like a boat on sea, when I was standing still the floor was moving under my feet, when i was walking it was like the ground was always soft, like a trampoline.
Fortunately it was at the beginning of the summer between 2 university years. So I went to see all the specialists available under the sun: ENT doctor, neurologist, cardiologist, ER, Rheumatologist... I did CT scans, brain MRI, EMG, ECG, blood test etc. Nothing. Everything was fine. All the doctors were telling me "it's just anxiety, it's in your head, just relax". But I was feeling worst and worst. I gained weight because I was bed ridden. I lost a lot of money going to the capital seeing doctors, but also chiropractors, acupuncters, lot of alternative medecine. I was fed up. I just wanted to die. At that time, I diagnosed myself MdDs because I had all the symptoms and I was feeling much better in a moving vehicule, which was the main factor for a MDDS diagnosis. But I went to see a ENT doctor specialised in dizziness and he told me it was PPPD or maybe a mix of both it was impossible to know for sure.
After 3 months and being still dizzy, it was time to go back to college. I wasn't sure I would be able to but I forced myself and started my 2nd year of law school. At this time, I had started SSRI medication and I was taking valium which was helping me a lot functionning "normally". By doing things, going to class, doing sports, moving myself, I started to slowly noticed improvements. Several times, I thought I was healed but then I got relapses. It was really hard but I kept going ang going. After nearly 10 months on symptoms, I was nearly completly in remission in March 2020, just at the beginning of Covid.
The three years after that, I was completly normal. I continued my studies, went in an student exchange abroad and I am now finishing my masters in corporate law.
Second dizziness episode (now):
This leads up to now. My symptoms came back 5 weeks ago. Unfortunately. I was under a lot of stress and anxiety since 1 month, believing I had brain cancer or MS because I had weird symptoms. I was almost sure I was going to die. I also suffered a hearthbreak and I am really anxious about my future. But I'm not sure it explains the come back of my symtoms. One day, 5 weeks ago, I was shopping and I started feeling dizzy in a shop. Then when I walked in the metro station, I started to notice the ground moving under my feet. I didn't really paid much attention, I didn't want to believe it. But the following day it was way worse, I was feeling extremely dizzy. The ground was moving under my feet and it was way worse when I was in a still position (standing, sitting or laying down). Walking outside, I rapidly get brain fog and lightheadedness.
I went to see all the specialists all over again (less this time because I know now what I have) and the same doctor told me after a battery of tests that I had PPPD. So I started to take back SSRI medication, valium to function normally and started vestibular therapy last week. I am really desperate because I start a very important internship in a law firm. Then I am supposed to do a preparatory class this summer to pass the bar exam on september... I feel like my dreams are crushed because of this. I wake up every morning hoping this monster is gone but I almost immediatly feel my body moving like on a boat so i know it is still there. I fight everyday. I continued to go to class, to go to the gym etc but it is very very hard. I am really anxious about the upcoming weeks as I will be sitting behind a desk 10 hours a day and it is my worst position for my symptoms. I really hope that the SSRI medication will do wonders but I am alreay on week 4...
Thanks for reading me I will try to keep you updated (and btw sorry for my bad english I am french)
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2023.04.01 13:06 ChangeableStagnation Simple things to try in an established sexual relationship?

My partner and I have good sex. He's the first person who has been able to make me cum reliably and often without any of my input, and I'm good at making him feel good too.
But I lack imagination and I would like to think of some new simple things to try out for funsies.
We have various tools, but I don't really know what to do with them aside from use them during sex/foreplay to make me cum lmao. We've got:
I like sensation play, but I have never really tried it. I'd like to try a blindfold because I can't cum easily with my eyes open but keeping them shut is sometimes distracting for other reasons.
Also, sex is quite predictable in terms of timing in that we go to bed and that's when we will start to mess around - I would like to have more unpredictably timed sex but I also don't really know how to go about doing that for some reason. Any tips there would be super welcome too. We've spoken about how we'd like to have sex at different times but it's hard when we're doing other things that we also want to do during the day. It's also usually on the bed, so changing the place would be fun. But it's a small 1 bedroom apartment so I'm outta ideas lol.
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2023.04.01 13:05 blueberryagate I hate my mum and brother.

TW: mention of self hrm, mscarraige, abse, anrexia, dr*g use.
I, 22F, live at home. I moved back in here end of last year due to everything in my life just being really hard to deal with tbh. I thought it would be okay to live here temporarily, but I was very soon proven wrong.
One of the reasons I moved back in was to start recovering from my eating disorder. I have been very poorly with it, and I can feel my body giving up on me. I had decided to recover when I found out I was pregnant last year. I was underweight and really struggling, but the fact I was pregnant just changed everything. Life was bright, I was so excited for my future with my mini best friend that I instantly fell in love with, as soon as I found out.
I changed everything, I stopped smoking weed (I use it for sleep mostly) I stopped self harming completely, after being addicted to it for the second time. I started eating three small meals a day, along with some fruit snacks and other little things I had cravings for. Regardless of my attempts, I lost my baby at 6 weeks. I was unbelievably crushed. I lost all of my faith in God, and would express that I would rather spend time in hell than forgive them for what they put me through, after I promised everything if I didn’t lose my baby. After my miscarriage, my periods got extremely painful and very heavy. I also couldn’t afford to buy pads or tampons at this time, so I was free bleeding, (at this point, I was living with my boyfriend, his mum, and his mums fiancé) and the amount of toilet paper that was being used was a major issue that had been brought up, and that really did it for me. I didn’t want to live there anymore, there had been other instances where I felt wildly unwelcome or uncomfortable or unwanted, but this was beyond that.
That brings us to my families house.
My mother had told us to move in here, she said she’d help me eat again, and expressed how awful it was that we’d been treated poorly at my boyfriends mums house. So we moved in.
Over these months my mother and older brother have been making a lot of remarks towards me about various things. For example, I have a rather dry sense of humour. It’s how I am with literally everybody. I also have two younger siblings that are 16 and 13, and I have the same humour with them also. They give me it right back!
Anyways, I’d made a dry joke telling my brothers gf to not call my cat her best friend bc he’s mine n I adore him. I thought this was obviously a joke, but my mum had gone through and told the girl what I’d said and she felt uncomfortable bc she didn’t know how to take it. I wasn’t in the room when this was happening, and when I walked back through I spoke to everybody as normal, and nothing was said to me. Days go by and this joke is brought up by my mum and brother, telling me she didn’t know how to take it. I say that it’s just my sense of humour, and I don’t mean it in any way that was intended to be nasty, and again said that is was my humour. My brother responded with “it’s your sense of humour to make people think that you’re actually gonna do something?” And I sarcastic said “yes, exactly that” to which he responded sarcastically that I have a nice personality and that people must like having me around. This felt uncalled for, as although I disagree with their relationship entirely, I happen to not have an issue with his girlfriend. They broke up a while back and he was a child ab it. He’s almost 30, by the way. She was 19. I told him not to go there bc it was gross to me, and he did anyways. When they broke up he wished her death and all sorts of things. I always called him out on this, and I ALWAYS defended her. So this comment felt wildly unfair, especially from someone I used to see as my best friend.
My mum constantly tells me I’m stuck up, and that I think I’m better than everybody else. This is probably based off the fact I openly express how I think people who make any kind of nasty, offensive, or just out of pocket comment is childish and embarrassing.
I asked for my boyfriends weight set back off my brother the other day, as I’ve been feeling so gloopy (only way to describe it) lately, so I wanted to start moving my body more. It’s 30kg all in the box, and my brother put this outside his door and closed his door on me. I then struggled for around 10 minutes to get them upstairs to the top floor where my room is. This is because that since moving in, I have not put on any weight. I have not been welcome to the food here. I am still underweight. I have also not had an income for a while, so I haven’t been able to afford anything either. I don’t have the strength I used to have. I used to gym a lot and I was pretty strong, but when I fell so deeply into my ED again I lost absolutely everything. I have been in and out of hospital for months. I’m in almost constant pain, and I am extremely tired all the time. Anyway, my brother (he also lives at home btw) had ended up going downstairs to say to my mother that he wasn’t ever going to speak to me again, because I’d asked for the weights back and he’d assumed it was me being bitchy towards him. I have grown to hate my brother. Not because of this, but because my younger siblings are 1000000% neglected by my mum. And he’s lived her this WHOLE TIME and done nothing to help them. I don’t have the energy to get out of bed on a lot of days, and I’m finding myself making multiple meals a day for my siblings. Because they have never been taught anything. They know how to make VERY FEW things between the two of them, and one of my younger siblings is also underweight due to this. But I will walk past my older brother just sat watching football while I’m making two separate meals for two separate kids while trying to walk them through how to make it themselves.
They don’t know how to wash their own hair. My youngest sibling (again, they’re 13) asked me what sex was when I first moved back in, because they hadn’t been told and were told by my mum to google things if they had questions, and they didn’t want to do that. It should be noted that both of them were/are homeschooled. She’s doing a pathetic job of it. It’s infuriating. I was homeschooled, too. But that meant that she took me out of school and I asked over and over again to go back while trying my BEST to find any schoolwork that I could do. (For a brief period of time, I did want to come out of school due to bullying, but I decided that school was more important and shortly wanted to go back) She didn’t help me at all. She has bought these two work books and does sit down with them for a little while, but it’s a pathetic attempt. She doesn’t try. She’s just lazy.
I want to save my younger siblings from her, I want to move them out with me when I move and I never want to speak to my mum or brother again. I hate who they are as people, and I hate that I’m related to them. I hate that my younger siblings have been neglected by them BOTH.
I’m sorry this was so long n probably didn’t make too much sense. But I’m struggling so much rn and I just needed to get it out.
If you read this far, thank you for allowing me to vent, and I hope you have the loveliest of days <333
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2023.04.01 13:02 Successful_Boot_8041 Do I [24f] need to tell bf [24m] I slept in same bed as male friend [24m]?

I went out to with friends and ended up drinking on a friends rooftop until 5am. I live in a nearby suburb but there were no trains until 7am so I was going to get a hotel but once I saw it was that late a guy friend said some of us could just pass out at his apartment. His roommate and one other guy said they would double up with one other girl who they were good friends with and that me and my guy friend could stay in the other room. I had just met the girl that day so I understand why she didn’t want to share a bed with a stranger. He had an air mattress so I was going to sleep on that and let him have the bed since he was doing me a favor. I went to the bathroom and when I came out the air mattress was gone and my guy friend was passed out in bed. I figured someone else had grabbed it to use and didn’t know what to do. The next day I found out the roommate thought I was fine sleeping in the same bed as my guy friend and had used it.
They have a flex 2 meaning they don’t have a living room bc living in nyc is expensive so they made the living room into a bedroom, this is relevant bc there is no couch. They had hardwood floors in a dirty apartment so I didn’t want to lay on the ground. I have a boyfriend so I didn’t feel like it was right to sleep in the bed with a male friend. I slept in a desk chair for an hour and was so uncomfortable that I got in bed. I slept with my head at the foot of the bed, with a pillow in between us, laid on top of the covers since he was under them, and slept in my jeans and sweater. I got up before everyone and went to buy coffee bc I can’t sleep in late.
We had all had plans to get brunch so I go back to the apartment a couple hours later to meet up with everyone. My guy friend answers in his boxers and goes to finish getting ready. I then see him put on pants that were on the ground the night before. I know they were there because I heavily considered sleeping on the ground. This means my guy friend slept in his sweater and boxers. I had no idea because he was in bed when I came out of the bathroom I know he is just comfortable around me he thought nothing of it but I feel sick even though nothing sexual or romantic happened.
My friends all think I’m insane for feeling bad that I laid on the bed for an hour. And they all said that him being in boxers is okay and even more okay because I truly didn’t know. I feel like my boyfriend will hate me and I hate myself I should have just stayed in the desk chair. I remember sitting there rationalizing to myself that it’s no different than a couch or separate beds but I feel racked with guilt. How much detail do I give my boyfriend? I believe strongly in honesty but what level of detail is relevant? Do I bring up the boxers part? I feel insane
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2023.04.01 12:59 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - April 1st

Disclaimer: Some of these have unknown April dates. They are identified with a '*'
1968 - The J5 perform at a campaign rally for Richard Hatcher in Gary with Bobby Taylor and Diana Ross & The Supremes among others. Hatcher was the first African-American mayor of Gary, Indiana for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. At the time of his first election on November 7, 1967, he and Carl Stokes were the first African-Americans to be elected mayors of a U.S. city with more than 100,000 people*
1970 - The J5 rehearse for their first concert tour, which would start on May 2nd*
1971 - The Jackson 5 play at the Mid-South Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee
1972 - J5's cover of Bobby Day's “Little Bitty Pretty One” is released by Motown. It is also the first song where you can clearly hear Marlon's voice. It will reach #13 on the Hot 100*
1981- Michael does backing vocals on Carole Bayer Sager’s song “Just Friends”. Michael had previously recorded Sager's "It's the Falling in Love" for Off the Wall. He was visiting Carole in the studio when she invited him to join the session. He came up with such a special part on the Bacharach/Sager composition "Just Friends" that they happily offered him a co-production credit*
1985 - Michael and seven members of USA For Africa are on the cover of Life Magazine
1987 - Michael withdraws from The Jeovah’s Witness, a step that normally means he must be shunned by family members and friends who remain in the religious sect.
A representative of the Woodland Hills congregation where Jackson belonged said that the entertainer “disassociated” himself from the congregation and “no longer wants to be known as a Jehovah’s Witness.”
The official would not state what the implications of “disassociation” are, but when asked if they are serious, he responded, “Correct.”
Though Jackson’s anti-drug stance in public appearances was in keeping with the Witnesses’ clean-living codes, the entertainer’s Grammy-winning album Thriller produced tensions with the sect leaders in 1983 because of allegations the record and short film encouraged occult beliefs*
1988 - Michael plays the last of three nights at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut
The story of Anne Miner: Anne is a great-grandmother who never attended a rock concert and prefers Big Band-era music. She says she is 'excited' about going to see Michael Jackson with tickets she won from a radio station but plans on taking cotton with her for her ears
'I'm excited. It's a chance of a lifetime experience,' said Anne Miner, 70. 'How many times are you going to see Michael Jackson in concert?'
The Greenfield woman, who admitted her favorite group was the Glenn Miller Band, big in the 1940s, won the tickets in a Michael Jackson Trivia Contest sponsored by WHAI radio and the Pepsi Co.
A chauffeur-driven white stretch limousine complete with champagne were to pick up Miner and a guest at her home and drive them to Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut and back.
She even considered wearing her old black-leather coat to the concert. She intends to go with her 20-year-old nephew, Michael J. Smith.
Smith said he prefers hard-rock bands like Bon Jovi over Jackson, but still expected to enjoy the concert. 'I'm just glad (Jackson) doesn't wear that white glove anymore.'
The two were given floor seats worth $22.50 each to the concert, which sold out just hours after tickets went on sale.
To earn the tickets, Miner answered three questions:
Miner said she determined Jackson's record label was Epic by going to a record store and that she learned his hometown was Gary, Indiana at the Greenfield Public Library. She admitted she guessed that Diana Ross was the celebrity who discovered him
'I'm always winning something,' said Miner, a retired waitress of 41 years. She said she's a compulsive contest player who occasionally gambles on the Massachusetts State Lottery and always buys raffle tickets.
Miner said she has seen Jackson 'shaking around' on television and thinks he is a lot like Elvis Presley, but adds he 'looks like a girl.'
1989 -Michael is on the cover of Ebony magazine.
1989 - Filming of "Liberian girl" short film takes place over 2 days. Veteran video director, Jim Yukich, was brought in to help craft a memorable clip.
“CBS Epic called and Michael Jackson wants to do a video for this song ‘Liberian Girl’ and I hadn’t heard this song yet,” said Yukich. “I’m thinking like ‘Off the Wall’ or ‘Rock with You’ or just I figure it will be one of those classic Michael Jackson killer songs, right? And ‘Liberian Girl’ is not a killer song. It’s funny — what do you do? So again, we’re throwing the kitchen sink at it, and so I pitched the idea to Michael that we would have him shoot the video while all these are people waiting to begin the video, and they don’t realize it until the end is that he’s directing.”
“He loved the idea. We started calling people, and we just called in favors from friends. I had just done a television special with Richard Dreyfuss, and Richard said he’d love to be in it. He said, ‘Can I call up Steven?’ and I said, ‘Steven who?’ and he said ‘Steve Spielberg and Amy Irving, and I said, “Yeah!” So he called Spielberg and Amy, and then you start calling people saying you have these people, and I’d start naming names and it was easy. It was very easy to get people because as soon as you get a couple of big names, everybody wants to be in it.”
The shooting day basically consisted of Yukich and his crew filming all the celebrities on a soundstage as they wait for Michael to show up. The final list of guest stars served as, in retrospect, a truly strange snapshot of that year in showbusiness.Comedy writers were given the task of writing some interesting things for the cast to say on camera while they waited.
“So we just had two days, and we had the live audio with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John doing the scene when they sang together, and they hadn’t sang together onscreen since ‘Grease’, so it was something to do that, and we just shot this grand stuff of people talking, and the outtakes are incredible because it’s just people talking. The song is not even playing! It’s just great getting all these stars in a room and you’re just filming and they’re saying, ‘What are you supposed to do?’ and we’d say, ‘We’ll get back to you,’ and you’d just mike everybody and shoot stuff.”
Yukich said that in a room filled with stars, Steven Spielberg’s uneasiness on the other side of the camera was the biggest surprise. Yukich used a push-pull camera shot on Spielberg, who was the director that made that camera shot popular, hence its industry nickname – 'The Jaws Shot'
“He was nervous. We did that push-pull move for that shot, and he was more nervous than I was, you know, being on camera. He wanted to try to do this favor for Michael because he wanted Michael for a movie.” Yukich also said that working with Michael was an amazing experience, but required some on-set preparation.
“Incredible,” he said. “I mean, at first, it was funny because he sent his handlers in first, and they check, and they said he is coming in 10 minutes. They go in all the different rooms to make sure that no bombs were there and there were no fans hanging out, and they kicked people out, and it was almost like going through airport security or something. They basically kicked people out there who weren’t supposed to be there, and they bring in a microwave oven with bananas for Bubbles the monkey and Max which was the baby monkey. It was like a real rigmarole, and then when he showed up, you know, he was unbelievably nice. Such a pleasant person and a nice guy.”
Jackson also had only one request involving the removal of a person from the final cut.“He called me a couple of times after he saw the edit. He would make us do some things, like he took out David Spade. David Spade was in the original cut. He called me up and he said, ‘Jim, this is Michael,’ and you think somebody was fooling with you, basically. You would never know if it was really him until he started talking about specifics and you could say, okay, that is Michael. So he called us up and he on a walkie-talkie phone or something, or he’s up in Santa Barbara, and says, ‘You know, in 3 minutes and 20 seconds, there’s a guy blonde here. Who is that guy?’ I said his name is David Spade. ‘I don’t know who he is, take him out.’ So Spade was out, and I’m sure Spade was, like, pissed!” (Spade had not yet joined SNL)
Yukich is still aggravated that the song, and hence the video, was never released in America.
When Jackson died suddenly, Yukich immediately thought back to the video and a conversation the two had.
“To this day, I’ve been – I guess not so much anymore, because years have gone by — but I was convinced when he died that he didn’t die. We made that video, and he said to me, ‘I would love to be hiding and see what people say about me, you know?’ I mean, having shot all that footage and then he died? It was just kind of weird.”
The video is dedicated to Liz Taylor, who is in fact not a Liberian girl *
1996 - Michael starts filming the “Ghost” short film in Van Nuys studios in California. During breaks, he visits his family at Hayvenhurst disguised as the “Mayor”*
2002 - Michael is about to start shooting the “Unbreakable” short film when Sony announces that they won’t release the single. The promotion of the Invincible album is over with only 2 singles!!! *
2002 -Michael’s former business manager Myung-Ho Lee files a $13 million lawsuit claiming that on September 14, 2001 Michael met him in Los Angeles and signed an agreement to pay him fees but he never got them. Michael’s lawyer Zia Moddaber answsers that his client never signed anything and was not even in Los Angeles on that date…
In his suit, Lee claimed that Jackson hired him in the late 1990s to put the musician’s finances in order, only to turn a deaf ear when it came to taking Lee’s advice by refusing to curb spending. Lee then claimed Jackson never paid him, instead relying on “charlatans” and “hucksters” for advice.
In his court papers, Lee called Jackson a “ticking financial time bomb waiting to explode” who owed banks hundreds of millions of dollars in loans.
Michael would countersue claiming Lee and Union Finance swindled millions from him and destroyed financial records to cover up their misdeeds.
2003 - Michael and Chris Tucker visit lawyer Willie Gary in Stuart, Florida.
2003 - Vanity Fair (#tabloidtrash) reported that Michael Jackson had attended a voodoo ritual in 2000 where a witch doctor promised that Steven Spielberg and 24 other people would die. The people noted were on Jackson's list of enemies. Jackson also wired $150,000 to a voodoo chief named Baba who sacrificed 42 cows for the ceremony. The article also reported that Jackson wore a prosthesis that serves as the tip of his nose
2004 - Michael attended the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC to support The African Ambassadors' Spouses Association (A.A.S.A.). He was accompanied by the ambassador of Niger's wife, Haoua Piatta, and Mazie Green Holland. He watched a children's group dance before being awarded the Golden Elephant award for his worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly the fight against AIDS in Africa.
2005 - Trial Day 24
Michael goes to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Jeff Klapackis, Jack Green, Larry Feldman & Jesus Salas.
Larry Feldman, the attorney who first interviewed Michael Jackson's accuser testified that he was never asked to file a lawsuit against the singer.
However, he did acknowledge under cross examination, that the boy and his younger brother could file civil lawsuits until they turn 20 years old, the accuser being 15 years old now.
The prosecution had called Feldman to explain how the alleged molestation came to the attention of the authorities, but the defense used his appearance to try to show its belief, that the accuser and his family were out to get money from Jackson.
Jackson's defense lawyer, Thomas Mesereau grilled Feldman about the the impact of a criminal conviction, whether or not it would make a financial judgment easier.
"If Mr. Jackson was convicted of felony child molestation in this case, (the boy or his brother) could use that case to win a civil case alleging similar of same facts against Mr. Jackson, is that correct?" asked Mesereau.
"That is correct" said Feldman.
The two lawyers sparred over the exact requirements of a civil suit, and Feldman denied accusations of encouraging the criminal action, in an attempt to avoid incurring costs involved in preparing a civil lawsuit.
However, Feldman insisted that there would still be litigation expenses.
DA Tom Sneddon asked Feldman whether he was planning a lawsuit at the time, that he referred the accusing family to Santa Barbara prosecutors, to which Feldman replied "There was no lawsuit and there were no plans to file a lawsuit. It was up to you to investigate"
Feldman was permitted to tell jurors of a previous accusation against Jackson in 1993, where Feldman represented another boy, who won a monetary settlement. Jurors were not told how much the boy was paid, but Feldman said there were no trouble collecting it. An amount which has been reported to be millions of dollars.
Sneddon projected a photograph of the boy from the previous allegations on a courtroom screen, and asked Feldman to identify him.
"He was much better looking at that age. He was adorable," Feldman said, a remark which the judge ordered stricken from the record.
The picture showed a boy who many believe bears a striking resemblance to the current accuser.
Feldman said that while he met with the current accuser's mother many times after he ceased to represent her officially, he has "never been asked to file any lawsuit against Michael Jackson"
When Feldman walked outside the courthouse in an afternoon break in testimony, fans yelled "liar", "tell the truth" and "you're making money off the backs of these people"
Feldman said, he was first contacted by the family because of a dispute over the boy's appearance in the documentary, Living With Michael Jackson where he appeared holding hands with Jackson. Feldman then referred the family to psychologist Stan J. Katz "to make out some heads and tails of what was being told to me by the family"
Katz reported suspicions of molestation to authorities after interviewing the family.
Also on the stand Friday, was an an investigator who testified that linens seized by police from Michael's bed, had failed to yield any DNA linked to the teenage accuser or his brother.
In other testimony, Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Klapackis defends the scale of the effort, when 69 investigators served a search warrant at Neverland on Nov. 18, 2003.
The large number of investigators were needed, he said, because they had only been allowed one day to carry out the search, because the district attorney didn't want to "burden the ranch and its employees with our presence longer than that," Klapackis said. He also said that there were large buildings to search at the 2,800-acre ranch.
Klapackis also said, that they took all bedding during the search, because that is where the accuser and his brother claim to have frequently slept, and where they allege the molestation took place.
During cross-examination, Klapackis said authorities did not test bottle and glasses containing alcohol for fingerprints - found in Jackson's bedroom as well as the home's wine cellar and kitchen. Nor did investigators test furniture, boxes, mannequin toys and rails along Jackson's stairwell, or his bedroom doors for fingerprints.
When asked on redirect why, Klapackis said, "It didn't enter in the investigation at the time."
However, they did test pornographic magazines. The boy's brother testified how Jackson showed them magazines. A fingerprint analyst has testified earlier, that the prints of Jackson and his accuser were recovered from the same magazine.
Jack Green, president of a Ventura telephone systems company, testified that he had inspected Neverland's phone systems. He explained that it had a function to allow someone to listen in on other's calls, but there was nothing to prevent anyone from calling 911.
Prosecutors allege the family's calls were monitored by Jackson, whereas the defense say the family could have called for help, if they truly were captives.
2005 - Whoopi Goldberg defends him on Real Time With Bill Maher
2009 - Michael has a business meeting with Dr. TohmeTohme at the Bel Air Hotel
2009 - Miko Brando, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins & Karen Faye are back on the MJ team*
2014 - The album Xscape was made available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and
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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 12:54 David11219 Discovering the Rich Cultural Heritage of African Festivals: A Focus on South Africa and Nigeria

Discovering the Rich Cultural Heritage of African Festivals: A Focus on South Africa and Nigeria

Importance of African festivals
African festivals are cultural events held across Africa that highlight the diversity of African culture, music, dance, art, and tradition. These festivals are very important to Africans because they provide a platform for cultural exchange and the preservation of African heritage. They are a testament to African people's creativity, diversity, and resilience, as well as an opportunity to learn about the history, values, and beliefs of various African communities. African festivals are celebrations of African culture and heritage, to preserve and showcase the diversity of African traditions. African festivals are significant because they provide a platform for cultural exchange and learning, as well as preserving and promoting African identity and heritage.

Historical Background of African Festivals

The origins of African festivals

Many African festivals have their roots in traditional African beliefs and practices, and their origins can be traced back to ancient times. African festivals were and continue to be associated with spiritual or religious events, and are seen as an opportunity to celebrate and honor deities or ancestors. As a result, these festivals have significant cultural and spiritual value for African communities.

How African festivals have evolved over time

African festivals have evolved in a variety of ways over time. The incorporation of Christianity and Islam into African festivals has resulted in the creation of new festivals as well as the adaptation of existing ones. Many traditional African festivals were suppressed or modified as a result of European colonialism. African festivals today are frequently a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements, reflecting the shifting dynamics of African culture and society. Furthermore, the use of social media and digital platforms has influenced the way African festivals are celebrated, allowing for greater participation and dissemination of festival activities.

The cultural significance of African festivals

African festivals are extremely important culturally for African communities. They serve as a platform for the preservation and celebration of African cultural heritage, allowing traditions, values, and beliefs to be passed down from generation to generation. African festivals also provide an opportunity for Africans to express their identity and diversity by showcasing the rich and diverse cultural practices of various communities throughout Africa. They foster social cohesion by bringing people from various backgrounds together and instilling a sense of unity and pride in African culture. African festivals also benefit the economy and tourism industry by attracting visitors from all over the world who want to experience Africa's vibrant and diverse cultural scene. Overall, African festivals are an important part of African culture and identity, serving as a testament to the African people's creativity, resilience, and vibrancy.

Festivals in South Africa

The Cape Town Jazz Festival, one of Africa's largest jazz festivals, is held annually in Cape Town, South Africa. The festival began in 2000 and has since grown to become a world-renowned event that draws jazz fans from around the world.

A brief history of the festival

Rashid Lombard and espAfrika, a South African event management company, founded the Cape Town Jazz Festival. The first edition of the festival was held in 2000, and it has since grown to become one of Africa's largest jazz festivals. With a diverse lineup that includes established and up-and-coming artists, the festival has a reputation for showcasing the best in local and international jazz.

The festival's featured music and artists

The Cape Town Jazz Festival boasts a stellar lineup of local and international jazz musicians, as well as artists from other genres. Some of the biggest names in jazz have performed at the festival, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Abdullah Ibrahim, to name a few. The festival includes jazz as well as other genres such as funk, soul, and world music. The festival is well-known for its diverse lineup, which includes established as well as emerging artists, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

The festival's cultural significance

The Cape Town Jazz Festival is culturally and socially significant in South Africa. The festival allows local artists to showcase their talent on an international stage while also promoting South African jazz to the rest of the world. Furthermore, the festival has a significant social impact, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting music education programs in underserved communities. The festival also draws visitors from all over the world, which benefits South Africa's tourism industry. Finally, the Cape Town Jazz Festival is an important cultural event in South Africa, promoting jazz music and supporting music education in underprivileged communities. The diverse lineup of local and international artists ensures that there is something for everyone, making the festival a must-attend event for jazz enthusiasts and music lovers.

The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is an annual event in Grahamstown, South Africa, and is one of the largest arts festivals in Africa. The festival began in 1974 and has since grown to become a world-renowned event that draws artists and art enthusiasts from around the world.

A brief history of the festival

The late Professor Guy Butler, an English professor at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, founded the National Arts Festival. The first edition of the festival was held in 1974, and it has since grown to become one of Africa's largest arts festivals. With a diverse lineup that includes theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and more, the festival has a reputation for showcasing the best in local and international arts.

The festival's featured arts and performances

The National Arts Festival features an impressive lineup of local and international artists, with performances and exhibitions taking place throughout Grahamstown at various venues. The festival includes a wide range of arts such as theater, dance, music, visual arts, and more. The festival's lineup includes established as well as emerging artists, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

The festival's cultural significance

The National Arts Festival is culturally and socially significant in South Africa. The festival gives local artists a platform to showcase their talent on an international stage, promoting South African arts to the rest of the world. Furthermore, the festival has a significant social impact, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting arts education and development programs in underserved communities. The festival also draws visitors from all over the world, which benefits South Africa's tourism industry. Grahamstown's National Arts Festival is an important event in South Africa's cultural calendar, promoting arts and supporting arts education and development in underprivileged communities. The diverse lineup of local and international artists ensures that there is something for everyone, making the festival a must-attend event for arts enthusiasts and culture lovers.

Festivals in Nigeria

The Durbar Festival is an annual celebration in Nigeria that is one of the country's most important cultural festivals. The festival is observed in several states throughout the country, including Kano, Katsina, and Zaria. The festival has its roots in the 17th century, during the reign of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Brief history and overview of the festival

The Durbar Festival commemorates the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. A colorful parade of horse riders dressed in traditional costumes and adorned with intricate designs is part of the festival. The riders parade through the streets, accompanied by musicians and dancers, to the emir's palace, where they pay homage to the Sultan.

The festival's cultural significance

The Durbar Festival is culturally and socially significant in Nigeria. The festival allows Nigerians to come together and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. It is also a symbol of unity and harmony, as people from various communities and backgrounds gather to celebrate.

The festival's traditional costumes and rituals

The Durbar Festival is famous for its elaborate costumes and rituals, which are an essential part of the celebration. The horse riders wear colorful robes and turbans and carry swords and spears as a display of their prowess. The horses are also intricately designed and colored, making them a sight to behold.
Various traditional rituals, such as the firing of muskets and the recitation of prayers, take place during the festival. These rituals are an important part of the festival, serving to remind people of its origins and cultural significance.
The Durbar Festival is a major cultural event in Nigeria, commemorating the end of Ramadan and showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage. The colorful costumes, traditional rituals, and horse parades make the festival a one-of-a-kind and memorable event that draws visitors from all over the world. The festival is a symbol of unity and harmony, bringing together people from various communities and backgrounds to celebrate their shared culture and traditions.

The Ojude Oba Festival

The Ojude Oba Festival is a cultural celebration held in Ijebu Ode, a town in southwestern Nigeria. The festival is held annually on the third day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

A brief history of the festival

The Ijebu people first celebrated the Ojude Oba Festival in the nineteenth century. Originally, the festival was held to commemorate the end of the farming season and to honor the town's king, the Awujale of Ijebuland. Today, the festival has grown into a significant cultural event that draws visitors from across Nigeria and beyond.

The festival's cultural significance

The Ojude Oba Festival is culturally and socially significant in Nigeria. It gives the Ijebu people a platform to showcase their rich cultural heritage, as well as an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate their shared traditions and values. The festival also serves as a symbol of unity and harmony by bringing together people from various communities and backgrounds to celebrate.

The festival's traditional costumes and rituals

The colorful costumes and traditional rituals that are involved are one of the highlights of the Ojude Oba Festival. The festival begins with a parade of men and women dressed in traditional attire making their way to the Awujale's palace to pay their respects. Men dress in colorful agbada robes and carry staffs, while women dress in elaborate gele head wraps and matching iro and buba outfits. Various traditional rituals, such as the recitation of prayers and the firing of muskets, take place during the festival. These rituals serve to remind participants of the festival's history and cultural significance. The Ojude Oba Festival is an important cultural event in Nigeria, commemorating the end of the farming season and highlighting the Ijebu people's rich cultural heritage. The festival's colorful costumes, traditional rituals, and parade make it a one-of-a-kind and memorable event that draws visitors from across Nigeria and beyond. The festival serves as a symbol of unity and harmony, bringing together people from various communities and backgrounds.

How African Festivals are Celebrated

African festivals are known for their vibrant and colorful celebrations that frequently include traditional music, dance, food, and drink. Here are some examples of how African festivals are observed:

Makeup and Dressing

The traditional clothing and makeup worn during African festivals are one of their most distinguishing features. Festivals allow people to display their culture and heritage through their attire and appearance. In Nigeria, for example, men wear colorful agbada robes and carry staffs, while women wear elaborate gele head wraps and matching iro and buba outfits. Attendees at South Africa's Cape Town Jazz Festival frequently dress in colorful and flamboyant outfits inspired by the festival's jazz music theme.

Dance and music

Music and dance are an important part of many African festivals, and they are frequently used to express joy and celebration. Visitors to the festival can dance to traditional music or contemporary music influenced by African rhythms. For example, the Durban July festival in South Africa is known for its live music performances, which include appearances by well-known South African musicians. The Essaouira Gnawa and World Music Festival in Morocco features traditional Gnawa music and dance that is deeply rooted in West African spiritual and cultural traditions.

Food and beverages

Another important aspect of African festivals is food and drink. Festivals frequently provide an opportunity to sample traditional dishes and drinks, which may have been specially prepared for the occasion. In Ghana, for example, yams are harvested and prepared into a variety of dishes, including yam fufu and yam porridge, during the Yam Festival. Traditional Nigerian dishes such as jollof rice and suya, a spicy beef skewer, are available to attendees at the Durbar Festival.

Ceremonies and Rituals of the Past

Many African festivals include traditional rituals and ceremonies that have deep cultural significance. Blessings, prayers, or other spiritual practices may be included, as well as ceremonies to honor ancestors or pay tribute to important figures in the community. In Ethiopia, for example, a replica of the Ark of the Covenant is carried in a colorful procession, representing the biblical story of the Israelites' journey with the ark.
African festivals are celebrated in a variety of ways, with traditional dress, music, dance, food, and drink being common. These events allow people to showcase their cultural heritage, express joy and celebration, and honor their traditions and beliefs. African festivals are a vibrant and memorable expression of African culture and identity, whether through colorful dress, lively music and dance, delectable food and drink, or traditional rituals and ceremonies.

The Future of African Festivals

African festivals are an important part of African culture, bringing communities together to celebrate their heritage through music, dance, art, food, and traditional rituals. These festivals evolve in tandem with the world. In this blog post, we will look at the role of technology in African festivals, the effects of globalization on these festivals, and the challenges and opportunities for future generations to preserve them.

Technology's Role in African Festivals

The way African festivals are celebrated has been transformed by technology. Festivals can now reach a wider audience by promoting their unique cultures and traditions through the use of social media. Furthermore, technological advancements have enabled festivals to incorporate contemporary music and dance styles into their celebrations, attracting a younger audience. The Lagos Fashion Week and the Cape Town Jazz Festival are two festivals that have incorporated technology into their celebrations. However, there are fears that technology will dilute the authenticity of African festivals, leading to cultural identity loss.

Globalization's Impact on African Festivals

Globalization has had an impact on African festivals in both positive and negative ways. On the one hand, it has enabled African festivals to reach a wider audience and generate revenue through tourism. However, it has also resulted in the commodification of African culture, with festivals becoming commercialized and losing cultural significance. Furthermore, globalization has resulted in the fusion of African and Western cultures, with festivals adopting more Westernized music and dance styles. However, it is critical to preserve the cultural significance of African festivals and their authenticity.

The Difficulties and Possibilities of Preserving African Festivals

It can be difficult to keep African festivals alive in the face of modernization. The traditional practices and customs associated with these festivals are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain as social and economic conditions change. However, there are opportunities for African festivals to be preserved through education and awareness. African festivals are being preserved by organizations such as the African Arts Institute and the African Cultural Heritage Trust, which promote education, cultural exchange programs, and community engagement. We can ensure that future generations will continue to celebrate and appreciate the richness and diversity of African culture by preserving African festivals.
African festivals are an important part of African culture and heritage, and they help to promote cultural diversity and unity. While technology and globalization have altered how African festivals are celebrated, there are both challenges and opportunities for preserving their cultural significance. We can ensure that African festivals continue to thrive and be celebrated for future generations by promoting education, awareness, and community engagement.
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