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Some log entries I made a while ago, hope you enjoy :)

2020.09.28 11:06 InterstellarOctopus Some log entries I made a while ago, hope you enjoy :)

Log entry 1. Star date unknown. First Impressions.
I looked around the beautiful planet. The computer called it Sylva, and it was a fitting name for the colourful forests, mountains and plains that lay around me.
“Reentry in 5 minutes” the computer yelled. Those were the first words I ever heard. As the drop pod flashed red and white I opened my eyes and looked around the perfectly clean metal capsule, that I was about to trust with my life when this thing crashed into a planets atmosphere at thousands of kilometres per hour in a few minutes. I was kidding, the capsule was a dumpster full of junk, thousands of buttons and 50 different manuals. Didn’t matter I suppose.
I took a few pictures of the landscape and then turned my attention to the landing pad which my suit computer was directing me to. Inspecting the terminal, I pressed the launch start up procedure and then jumped back in terror as 3 boxes came flying down at terminal velocity, only narrowly missing my head. Phew.
“Reentry in 3 minutes” the computer repeated. Time was running so fast. I wasn’t sure whether I should be terrified of excited. I picked the first. I inspected my suit in the reflection of the window. I was wearing a blue, white and yellow Exodynamics Exo suit, with a fancy logo of a number of orbiting planets as the visor. It looked nice, but it made me feel like a robot for the almighty Exodynamics rather than a person. I guess I shouldn’t be complaining about the only thing that would keep me alive once I left this tiny tin can.
I unpackaged the boxes, placing down a printer on a platform to the right and unpacking the oxygenator in the shelter. It occurred to me that I was never taught what any of these items did, or were, in fact I couldn’t even recall how I learned to write. It was all just instinctive. Incredible. Maybe I was some type of robot created by Exodynamics, with all this knowledge programmed in when I was created. But I didn’t really have time for philosophy, so I ran out of my thoughts and started following my intuition and looking for compound.
“Reentry in 1 minute” the robotic voiced screamed. I couldn’t tell whether it was actually screaming, or I was going insane from terror, but I didn’t care. I strapped my belts on, and locked the metal bars over my chair. Looking at the screen I’m front of my face, I realised that the capsule and I were going to be performing a soft surface landing as the planet had no oceans. What! Imagine if the rockets fail, I’m simply going to smashing into the mountings at terminal velocity, with nothing to slow me down. I gave a prayer to whoever was up there listening and then closed my eyes for the final countdown.
I found a lot compound near base, and mined nearly all of it, and with a little more searching I found some resin as well. “What a great start we’re having” I thought to myself. I built tether lines to all the useful areas I’d found, then built a research chamber from the resin and compound, along with a large platform for it. Life felt simple, and.... beautiful. And part of what kept it that way was keeping busy, so I dug a cave entrance next to my base to find laterite and research items. After bringing back up a lot of laterite and a little bit of quartz, and a giant green rock that I threw in the research chamber, I now needed a smelter to smelt all of this, and I hadn’t even researched that yet. And so I tethered out into the forest to find some scannable research.
“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Reentry initiated”. The pod blasted against the atmosphere like a golf ball launched at supersonic speeds. My scream was cut of as my stomach flew into my neck. I couldn’t scream, or move, I could only hope that Exodynamics knew what it was doing when it made these cursed drop pods. The window light it like fire, I could have sworn the glass would melt at any moment, but it never did. But the worst was yet to come. Suddenly the rockets ignited and my stomach was previously stuck in my throat, was thrown out of my mouth by the sheer g-force of the rockets. Spew covered the tv screen in front of me, covering up the egotistical company man, who was smiling like a greedy retard. Ugh.
Finally the pod slowed down and landed. I stepped out and then fainted while the base assembled itself in front of my blank eyes. When I woke up I was completely clueless where the drop pod went and where a whole giant shelter came from. But I guess I shouldn’t by surprised by anything in this ultra technological Exodynamics world I’d been born into. That may have been the most exciting first 15 minutes of anyone’s life, ever.
After about 10 to 15 minutes of me running around scanning plants, I had plenty of research to get my smelter researched. I then ran back to base and printed it, and then sat and watched in wonder as pure materials were turned into something else, almost like it assembled by tiny nanobots, right before my very eyes. I’m kidding. What kind of loser cares that much about technology created by a corporate overload probably with the intent to turn this whole planet into some carbon powered oil factory or something? Not me. Instead I went and explored the large mountain to my right. I found this material called malachite, which I could use to create a work light when it was smelted, which I thought would be useful to explore the darker regions of caves. The snow under my boots, the ice on the edges of my visor, the beautiful view, and the gorgeous snowy peak, this was definitely far more interesting than that stupid printer.
The smelter had now been printed and a platform for it, so I smelted my whole load of malachite and laterite into aluminium and copper while I printed another research chamber. It was then that I had a curious thought. “If Exodynamics already has the blueprints for these technologies, why do I need to research giant fruits and rocks to ‘unlock’ these blueprints with bytes or something”. After thinking this over, I decided Exodynamics was probably just trying to make extra money off its workers by selling off their analysis of local flora and rocks to the science community, and rewarding them with technology everyone on Earth has had for eons. Goodness, I hate Exodynamics.
I found a top hat in the shelter by the way, it makes my suit look less like an advert for “the incredible Exodynamics, your number 1 place for electronics, aerospace and science”. Ugh.
Log entry 2. Star date unknown. Getting the base running.
My base was starting to take shape. I had a small and medium printer with a small generator all on a medium platform b, and then a smelter and 2 research chambers wired up in a line to each other. Problem was, I had nothing to power any of this. Since I had already searched the surrounding plains and forests near the base, I decided now was the time to explore over the mountain. I’d created a soil canister to build terrain, and so I decided to build a large ramp up the towering mountain. I’m kidding, it wasn’t that big. I slowly built up the mountain until I reached the peak. The mountain wasn’t that tall, but the view was impressive, and combined with the gorgeous sunset it was picture perfect, so I took a picture.
After a few pictures and a little break, I built a ramp down the other side of the mountain and almost immediately spotted a functional wind turbine just over the peak of the mountain. I knew this was a good idea! It made me question how it got there. It was an Exodynamics model, so it wasn’t created by any indigenous life forms. In fact, I hadn’t actually seen any flora or even slightly intelligent life at all. It was... lonely. It felt too empty. So I distracted myself with bringing the wind turbine back to base. I felt better when I was busy. The wind turbine certainly wasn’t a lot of power, but it should power my base for a while, at least when the wind blowed. But I needed more. If I was really lucky I’d find a solar panel and be able to power my base all day, and then go cave hunting at night while my wind turbine sometimes keeps the research chambers running. That would be perfect, but I mustn’t get greedy, that’s bad luck. I’d be happy even with a small battery and a few small wind turbines.
Time to go do some more exploring. I quickly found a small battery and put that in backpack, and then continued further down into the forest on the other side of the mountain. I found lots of research items, and a small wind turbine and a medium. This was going great. Not only did I have 2 medium wind turbines, but since I had a small battery and a small wind turbine, I had a reliable backpack power source for printing while away from tethers and for using drill mods later on. How did I know this? It wasn’t even instinctive anymore, it was simply like, I’d done this before, like I’d been here and done all this more than once. I’m over thinking this, it’s probably just basic programming into the brain. But maybe, maybe, I had done this before. A theory formed in my brain like a ripple, starting small and then growing larger and larger with even greater implications.
What if I had been doing this for years and my memory had simply been wiped each time. What if I’d been to 10s, 100s maybe even thousands of planets, and had my mind wiped after each? Then again what did it matter. Even if I were a demigod cast down from heaven and enslaved, it wouldn’t change anything. My goals would stay the same. Build up the base. Leave this planet. They never change.
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2020.09.28 05:17 TricksterPriestJace Joanna Krieg

Joanne Krieg

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Theme Song: Yellow Submarine
Date of Birth: April 26th, 1996
Appearance: Joanna has Red hair and hazel eyes that seem to take on different shades in different lighting. She often finds herself carded at bars, as he slight frame makes her look younger than her 25 years.
Mentality: While she can be smug and cocky, she is a coward and avoids a fair fight when possible.
Background:
The daughter of a German naval officer and an American CIA agent, Joanne has dual citizenship and is fluent in English and German, and speaks passing French and Spanish. She followed her father's footsteps and joined the Deutsche Marine, but grew sick of navy life and quit after 4 years.
The night of the White Event Joanna was accosted by a meta who realized he was stronger than normal and could do as he wished. Joanna reflexively shot her attacker with her power, and reduced him to a fine red mist.
Since then she has come to learn how to control her abilities and use them for personal gains.
Base of Operations: North Atlantic
Alignment: Villain
Tier: Gamma

Skills

Excellent navigator, even without her powers she could sail across the ocean by the sun and stars.
Has a very accurate memory of geography and surroundings, can find her way around blindfolded after exploring an area.
Joanna speaks fluent English and German,and she is conversational in French and Spanish.

Equipment/Resources

Joanna has a net worth of $3 million. The majority of it comes from criminal activities, but more and more of it is coming from 'investment income' thanks to the help of a dirty JP Morgan investment adviser who somehow survived the last 4 times his workplace was attacked by metas.

Powers

Stealth

Joanna can hide herself from esoteric senses, including telepathy, and completely muffle her own sound (Breathing, heartbeat, etc.). She can slip through water quietly, not making cavitation noise or disturbing the water around her as she slides through the water more akin to flight than a human swimming.

Altered Physiology

Joanna can hear a mouse's heartbeat from across the room, and her hearing acuity is increased 1000 fold in the water.
Joanna can go three weeks between breaths and three months between meals. She can breathe and drink saltwater as well with no ill effects.
Joanna can feel water movement keenly, and sense ambient pressure and currents around her. She can use this to locate movement within 250 m, and for underwater weather detection for 250 km. (Such as detecting a change in current, temp, salinity, etc over a large area that would tell her of the presence and power of a storm.)
Joanna is immune to natural water pressure and the shockwaves of her own torpedoes. She is highly resistant to effects that harm or impede hearing.
Natural sea creatures ignore her. She can lay in the water perfectly still for a week and no shark will try to bite her, no barnacles would try and anchor on her, etc.
So long as Joanna's brain remains mostly intact, and she is in salt water she can heal from nearly all injuries by rebuilding a body over the course of several hours.
Durability Type Unphased Tank Stagger Knockdown KO Other
Energy >100 kJ 100 kJ - 10 MJ 10 MJ - 12.5 MJ 12.5 MJ - 15 MJ 15 MJ - 30 MJ
Thermal -175o F - 650o F (158-616 K) 15 times resistant to thermal change, Flesh burns begin at 1000o F (810 K).
Energy Density 225 kJ/mm2
Crushing/Ripping >10 tons 10-30 tons 30-80 tons 80-120 tons 120-180 tons
Lifting Strength Striking Energy
25 tons 450 kJ
Flight Speed Foot Speed Combat Speed Swim Speed Reactions
Mach 0.5 (172 m/s) 100 m/s Mach 0.5 (172 m/s) Mach 0.5 (740 m/s) 10 ms

Torpedo generation and manipulation

Joanna can create darts that she can shoot out that she calls torpedoes. These can be solid slugs or explosives. Torpedo paths are set when fired, but they can be directed to fly in a straight line, then turn, or zig zag , loop around, or follow other patterns. Her torpedoes are not subject to drag or currents in the water, and she can set the buoyancy so they travel at a specific depth.
Joanna can generate torpedo warheads at up to 200 MW, and create torpedo yields of up to 20 MJ. She can carry a maximum of 200 MJ worth of explosives, spread between torpedoes.
Torpedoes can be released from anywhere on her body on contact, or as a ranged weapon. These projectiles are fed from the energy her body produces. These are blue on top and white underneath, similar to the coloring of a mako shark. Joanna's torpedoes can weigh up to 24 kg and be fired at up to mach 1 (343 m/s in the air, 1480 m/s in water).
Joanna can create up to ten torpedoes at once and fire them as a volley at the same time, or fire them piecemeal as she prefers. She can fire smaller or slower torpedoes at a higher rate of fire, not exceeding 260 MW in water or 14 MW in the air.
Notes:
  • Torpedoes can explode after a set time or go inert after a set time. They can also be set to explode on contact, after a delay from contact, or from proximity to a loud noise or large electromagnetic field ( like a ship).
  • Due to some quirk of her meta power, torpedoes that are fired from underwater into the air slow to mach 1 within a meter of leaving the water.
  • KE on torps is calced using relative speed.

Feats

General Feats
  • Recognized a specific yacht from 100 km away by the sound of it's engine. Calculated it's distance, speed, and course from sound alone as she closed, and fired a volley of torpedoes from 75 km away. The ship didn't alter course and was hit by the torpedoes over 50 seconds later, after Joanna had already started swimming away.
  • Swam past a sperm whale without being noticed by it's echolocation.
  • Slept while maintaining stealth and holding her breath.
  • Can click her tongue or snap her fingers to use as a ping for echo location.
  • Created a torpedo with a warhead set on a two week timer and left it as a bomb.
  • Can recognized a specific person by their breathing or heartbeat.
  • Joanna obliterated an underwater bunker with torpedoes that needed to follow a specific path through 3 90o turns in a corridor only a meter wide.
  • Put a torpedo into the belly of an aircraft carrier. While not enough damage to sink it, she did put it out of commission for a months as it had to sail back to port for drydock repairs.
    • A torpedo pieced clean through both sides of the haul of a cargo ship.
Stories and Events:
[None]
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2020.09.27 23:17 ZephoneSK Do I deserve to be loved

I am 21 and have never been in a romantic relationship. Usually this doesnt stress me out but lately the feelings of missing out and anxiety of the future take over.
I have tried everything that comes to my mind bars/pubs/clubs, online dating, speed dating and nothing....not even one opportunity. I have never been very social to begin with but I wanted to try and believed nonetheless...
This has really demolished my self-esteem and my self-image. I no longer think I can be loved or even desrve to be loved. I am a mess....
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2020.09.27 21:22 Peregrinebullet Old Trip Report - May-June 2016 - 24 days

PART 1
So I was going through old emails and pictures and found detailed writeups that I sent a friend of mine during our 2016 Japan trip. My friend had never been to Japan and knew nothing about it, so I'll edit/ condense them for clarity, as I got into some pretty basic explanations that I'm sure a lot of you have figured out already.
** don't think too hard about the dates/timeline, as I condensed and sometimes didn't have time to tell Friend about things until a few days later, so the emails backtrack to previous days a few times -*\*
We were planning on going again this year or next year with our toddler, but alas, pandemic. COVID-19 having slowed down content on this subreddit, I figured some people would still find this a fun read.
We did a 4 person trip (myself, my husband (B), my sister (S) and her boyfriend (K)) for 24 days, sharing accommodations and fair bit of food/transport costs, depending on what we were doing. We ended up realizing that increasing convenience or comfort generally didn't cost a lot more than the cheapest options, so we often paid an extra $5-8/ night to get a business hotel instead of a hostel. We also opted for the convenience of the JR pass (which paid off for us) and the Jetfoil ferry.
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Here's our budget in CAD - Rough planned (actual): pp = per person
Planned budget:
Plane ticket for [SISTER] & [SISTER's BF]- $800- 1000pp (Actual cost: $1100cad pp for YVR-PVG-NRT round trip)
Plane tickets for husband and I: 150K Alaska miles +$220cad (YVR-NRT direct)
Tokyo accommodations - 180 pp ($189 - $121 pp at Hotel Horidome Villa, 2 rooms x 3 days, then $68 pp at an airbnb near Oku Station x3)
Kyoto Accommodations - 123 pp ($367pp for 13 days at an japanese townhouse airbnb near Sanjo Station)
Food - 400 pp (I didn't end up tracking what we ate, but it was closer to $500 as we ate so many snacks and tried a lot of restaurants).
21 day JR Rail pass - 570 pp ($692 pp with taxes - the cost went up between us planning the trip and actual purchase, several months later)
Attractions - 200 pp ($10 per attraction/15 days of attractions) ($250-ish - didn't track this super closely).
Hiroshima Accomodations - no estimate ( 32.84 pp - I forget which hotel, but in honesty, it was a pretty forgettable hotel that smelled like cigarettes even though we had picked "non-smoking" and had a very squeaky bed)
Kagoshima Accomodations - no estimate ($34 pp - APA Hotel Kagoshima Chuo-Ekimae)
Jetfoil Ferry from Kagoshima - Yakushima Roundtrip - ($202pp - free booking through Yes Yakushima)
Yakushima accommodations - 85 pp (330 total) ($97 pp for 3 nights at Minshuku Iwakawa)
Yakushima Island tour - 100pp ($136 pp )
Yakushima Anbo River kayaking - 100 pp ($86 pp )
Yakushima bike rentals - 15pp (didn't end up renting bikes)
Kyoto daily transit - 70 pp ($5/day for approx 12 days) (ended up renting bikes for $30 pp + 20 deposit (which they returned to us - we used the bus twice, the rest of the time was us biking around or using our JR passes to do day trips)
Kinosaki Onsen ($86 pp for 1 night in the cheapest "nice" Ryokan we could find, Sinonomesou)
Other (souvenirs, essentials, LH's) - 300pp (ha... my sister managed about $400, I was $600, as I ended up getting a tattoo - the guys didn't buy much.)
Tokyo Skyliner + Keisei tickets: $44 pp
Total per person minus plane tickets = $3145
Total for S & K (including plane ticket) - $ 4200ish CAD ea
$3145 divided by 24 is approx $131 per day.
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Reminder:
B = Husband
S = Sister
K = Sister's boyfriend.
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DAY 1 (Tokyo)
(No email report, as I was too tired).
Flew into Narita, negotiated our way to the skyliner without Tooooo much difficulty, and met up with my sister and her BF at Hotel Horidome Villa. Pretty comfy little business hotel, and we had two adjacent rooms. We were a bit tall for the beds (B is 5'11" and K is 6'1"), but it wasn't the end of the world. My husband could almost span the room with his arms. Used the tokyo subway tickets that came included with our Keisei Skyliner tickets to get around. First experience of Japanese 7/11 and ended up bringing an entire bag full of snacks back to our hotel room to try, which we ate while watching incomprehensible Japanese TV, then fell asleep
Day 2 (Tokyo) - first email
We walked around for nearly 8 hours and holy crap, I am looking forward to soaking in the tub in our room. Despite the bathroom being so tiny, the tub is actually big enough to accommodate my thighs, Which is more than can be said for the one back home! ( I'm not a skinny person).
Due to jet lag, we fell asleep around 8pm last night and I woke up at 4 am. B always sleeps longer than I do, so I basically read for 2 hours, waiting for him to wake up.
Then we went to the gym. We have an anytime membership, and they weren't kidding. You literally can use it anywhere in the world. There's an Anytime fitness about 6 blocks from our hotel. We walk in, and about 4 old Japanese men who were on the machines just stop and STARE at us as we walked past them.
They try to be surreptitious about it, but it's a constant thing. I make a point of catching their eyes, and they quickly look away, then try to sneak another look, and then get embarrassed because I'm still watching them with raised eyebrows. Me and K got the worst of it later in the day, because I was wearing a red dress and K has visible tattoos.
The red dress thing was a surprise, because I had no idea that Japanese people really only wear like 5 colours when out in public here in Tokyo - black, navy, white, pale blue or beige. The school uniforms tend to be one of these colours and most men wear black or navy business suits of varying formality.
Literally, every person we saw who was wearing a different colour turned out to not be Japanese - either we ended up hearing them speak a different language, or they were obviously tourists. I knew I was already going to stand out, having red hair, but this was a bit ridiculous.
First thing in the morning, we went out to a breakfast place that served American food ("Bubby's"). Despite being advertised as a family restaurant, the mug S drank coffee out of had a caption of "F%*KING FRESH" on it. It took us quite awhile to find it and after that, we decided that 7/11 breakfasts were the way to go, both convenience and cost wise.
K also had a hilarious mishap in the morning while snapchatting with his mom, which I will copy-paste his own words:
Note to self: Be careful of the angles when snapchatting pictures of yourself in a Japanese robe with a beer. A few degrees can change a photo from G to 18A. ‪#‎justwantedacoolangle‬ ‪#‎sorrymom‬
After breakfast, we went down to Shibuya, which is where the giant 6 way cross walk is that you often see in pictures of Tokyo. Since we had been up so ridiculously early, we had missed most of the morning crowds up until this point. But once we hit Shibuya, rush hour was in full swing. People were 7-9 rows deep on the metro platforms and it was sea of dudes in business suits. People didn't quite have to be pushed onto the trains by white gloved attendants, but it was a close thing.
Gaijin perimeter was in full effect though, and people avoided standing near us a lot of the time. We wandered around Shibuya for about an hour, venturing off the main shopping street into the twisty back alleyways. At one point, we found about 12 love hotels in three blocks.
We also found what I like to call "The saddest playground in Tokyo", featuring PTSD Panda and Mr. Tiger.
After the huge crowds in Shibuya, I was aching for some quiet, so we headed to the Imperial Palace Gardens. However, we made a wrong turn, and went half way around the grounds in the wrong direction, so we didn't get to see the public gardens (by the time we realized our mistake, we had been walking for 25 mins and were at the opposite end of the compound)
It wasn't a loss though, because the exterior of the palace grounds is still really cool. I only got a couple pictures of the walls and guard towers, but it was eerie how perfectly manicured all the plants and grass were. We wouldn't put it past the Japanese Imperial household to clip the grass by hand, you know? It had that kind of feel to it. We don't know if it was the case, but everything was utterly perfect looking.
After the Imperial gardens, we came back to our hotel room and I passed out for about two hours - it was only like 3 pm, but we'd been walking around since 8am, plus I had done a run, so my feet were killing me.
After my (utterly delicious and much needed) nap, we went to the Tokyo Skytree. We got there right at sunset and it was gorgeous. It was really crazy to see how far the city extended - literaly, buildings as far as the eye could see (it was an overcast day, so the mountains that surround Tokyo were not visible.)
One thing that surprised me about Tokyo is it's not as dense as I thought. it would be. Everything is compact and small, but it's rare for a building to be over 12 stories. 6-8 stories was more likely, except for some of the government buildings and just right around the main metro stations. It was more just endless amounts of urban sprawl.
I've had Tokyo described to me as a "dirty great city" and that seems to be the truth - it's just a huge city that goes on for miles and miles. But because the metro system here is so extensive, you can cross it in like 40 mins, no problem. The metro system is super easy to get around - I barely remember any of my Japanese lessons, but didn't really need them.
However, I did make one embarrassing flub - I mixed up the words for "this is" and "Where is" - Kore is this is and doko is "where is" .
So I confused several station attendants when asking for directions.
Imagine a foreigner marching up to you and saying "This is the ginza line!" instead of "Where is the ginza line?" I asked three station attendants and a police officer this before I figured out my mistake and they all gave me looks like I was crazy.
DAY 3 + 4 (Tokyo + Kyoto)
OK, I'm awake now (slept 11 hours, jesus christ). I have walked more in the last three days than I have walked in months, good lord.
I forgot to tell you about a funny part of the Tokyo Skytree - they have a fucking window cleaner musical. They have a performance of window cleaners projected onto the windows, (the actors, thankfully, are NOT outside the 900 ft tower) where they sing and clean the windows in a synchronized fashion, then all march onto the floor with a brass band. I wish I was joking. I couldn't understand a word of it though, so I have no idea what they were singing about exactly.
After that we went downstairs and explored the mall underneath the skytree for a few hours - it was actually a lot of fun and we found a store completely devoted to cheese. Best. cheesecake. I've.ever.had.
As for yesterday, we got up and and took the Metro out to Shinjuku, where our friend's hotel was. (We were meeting up with some friends from China)
Remember how for Day 2, I said that we hadn't quite gotten to the point where white gloved station attendants were pushing people onto trains? Well, I had my first experience with it yesterday. The train was packed, we squeezed on, and about ten people got on behind us.
There was an awkward pause as you realize the doors weren't going to close unless something was done. I was already half buried under B's armpit, with my opposite arm and purse buried between two tall (for Japanese) business men, with another dude glued to my back.
Then the shove came and I was knocked into the two business guys. I wasn't even holding onto anything. The crush of people held me upright for about five stops, which was all kinds of no fun, because you can guess at the sort of momentum that the train drivers have to deal with when braking and accelerating with a packed train like that. Everyone got pushed around and elbows in places that you don't want elbows as the train stopped and started.
When we got to Shinjuku, it was pretty different from where our hotel was (we're in Nihonbashi). Lots of wide avenues and modern development. The suited Japanese businessmen were still everywhere. Our friends were staying in the Shinjuku Washington, and they reported that their hotel room (despite being much newer) was no bigger than ours.
We wandered around Shinjuku looking for breakfast, and our friends, both being Chinese, and thus indistinguishable from the Japanese, were shocked at our Gaijin Perimeter abilities. The crowds parted in front of B like sailboats dodging out of the way of a tanker, and giving him the same sort of wide berth, to the point where some people were stepping out onto the street.
We found a ramen place called Ichiran which had decent ratings. It was also very much the sort of place that drunk people would stumble into during their walk of shame. Everything was designed so that you could have minimal interaction with other human beings.
You ordered your ramen from a ticket machine, and then there was four bar style rows, each with a little cubby that shut you off from your neighbour (though the cubby walls could be folded away).
You pushed the ticket through a small bamboo screen and you were handed back a preference sheet that you ticked off - how spicy, how rich, what type of noodles, what veggies, and you returned it through the screen. Minutes later, a bowl of ramen ordered to your preferences would be pushed through the screen. You could literally accomplish all of this without saying a single word and the server was never visible - At most, you saw their hands through the screen. Perfect for anyone with social anxiety.
After that, we headed out on the JR lines to Tokyo DisneySea. You heard that right, DisneySea, not Disneyland. They are adjacent park, but the major difference is that DisneySea serves booze. Not that we had any (booze was not immune to Disney prices).
On a purely artsy level, DisneySea was awesome - everything was gorgeously and meticulously decorated. While walking through "King Triton's Castle"(as opposed to the Sleeping Beauty's castle that you'd find in the regular disney parks), we noticed that every single tile in every single mosaic was in fact engraved with pictures of Ariel, Flounder and Prince Eric. Not the same picture either - different poses and positions.
There was a huge Steampunk flavour to the park too. Everything was pretty to look at and the amount of detail was insane.
It was crowded though and the rides were ok. We only went on about 6 of them, but they were fun. Again, more just from the artsy side of it. I would say it was worth what we paid, but only just barely. I will say this though, when set free from the uniform requirements of black, navy and beige "NormCore" colours (according to my sister, that's the name that's used for that type of fashion?), Japanese people seem to have terrible taste in clothing. Lots of mixed neons and plaid.
I also got an extremely awkward sunburn, because I under-estimated how far the neckline of my dress went down and didn't put on sunscreen that far down. :/ It itches. The sun here does not play around, we had to buy 50SPF+++ sunscreen (which is everywhere, thank goodness)
We got home and passed out super quick last night. This morning, we woke up early and packed up our room, because we were heading to Kyoto today.
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SO, EIGHT HOURS LATER, WE ARE NOW IN KYOTO.
Kyoto is crazy different from Tokyo.
Big difference? The Japanese business-suited business man has completely disappeared. Now there's people walking around in actual kimonos (We saw no kimonos in Tokyo. none.) Oh, and people are wearing colours. Actual colours.
We booked out of our hotel around 10am and dragged our suitcases over to Tokyo station, which was around 20 minutes away on foot. Not bad at all, but it was a hot day. Also, the bank of Japan headquarters looks like a fortress and there is one office building just before the station that is entirely covered in roses - we're talking a 6 storey building. Completely covered in roses. It was pretty cool.
Tokyo station is just nuts. There are 24 platforms, both local and shinkansen trains. It is a white tiled rabbit warren. B and K's gaijin perimeter was invaluable when we were rushing through the crowds to catch our train.
There was also a mall beneath the station, and much of it was devoted to different stores that featured a particular character. Japan has a tendency to make a cutesy character mascot for everything. Literally everything.
Every prefecture, every city, has a character mascot. Most of the big companies have them. Some of them, like Domo-kun have gotten extremely popular. Others, like Snoopy, have been taken, bastardized, and then grown into something that bypasses all of their origins. There were, of course, stores dedicated to these two guys, and several others as well. My favourite was the Studio Ghibli store (obviously).
There was alot of specialized food places, of varying quality, including a standing sushi bar.
The shinkansen train was really new experience for me. I've been on really fast trains before - I've been on the TGV trains in France, but I was really too young to remember much about it. However, Shinkansen bullet trains are pretty ridiculous, in a very cool way.
First, they're extremely long - about 16 cars. Of course, our reserved seats were in the very last car, so we had to hike down the platforms with our bags (about 200 m and it was very very crowded).
They're arranged pretty much like an airplane, with overhead and under seat storage and similar seats and once you actually get going, you don't really process how fast you're going, unless the train passes really close to something. Most of the scenery passes much like it would if you were in a car. But when something passed by at less than 5 m, it was literally so blurred that you could not distinguish what it was. Several trains passed us on the adjacent track and you could not even distinguish the windows.
The Japanese countryside is really neat - Everything is really dense, and then there's wild countryside. They don't really do "suburbia" in the sense that north america does. There was very clear demarcations between human habitation, farmland and wilderness, and you didn't see much overlap. The mountains here are gorgeous, but wayyyy smaller than the ones back home. They seem gentler too, but it's hard to say, because I don't know what Japanese hiking habits are.
We went by mount Fuji too :))
Upon reaching Kyoto, it was much hotter and much more casual. As I mentioned earlier, the business suits have disappeared and everything is older and feels more organic, so to speak.
The townhouse were are staying in is extremely old and has tatami flooring, and we're sleeping on futons as well. There's a supermarket 1 block away and we had a lot of fun attempting to decipher what the hell different foods were. Sometimes my ability to read some Kanji helped, but most of it is a mystery, because Japan tends to favour cutesy drawings over pictures of products on their packaging.
Also, vegetables and fruit are very very photogenic here. Apparently, Japanese people are willing to pay a lot of money to eat "perfect" looking foods. The carrots we bought were fat, bright orange and perfectly shaped. That was the only option. Same goes for every other veggie we could find.
We also had a super awkward moment when we discovered that Japanese supermarkets do not give you bags. B and I bought a basket worth of food, then discovered that we had no way to carry it home easily.
So we opted for the most ridiculous route, and carried it all back to the apartment balanced in our arms. People were openly smirking at us, but oh well. How were we supposed to know? :P
Super tired today, so we're having a night in. S, K and B have been drinking the super cheap alcohol that you can buy in the supermarket. We'll be going to bed soon, because we're boring like that .

Day 5 (Kyoto)
We rented bikes for commuting around Kyoto. Kyoto is full of contradictions. The locals bike everywhere it seems, except on the actual designated bike lanes. But you would not believe the glares we get when we ring our little bike bells to get wandering Japanese Obasans (old women) out of our way, because they're in the middle of the bike path. There's also signs everywhere that tell you where not to park your bikes - only to have half a dozen bikes parked in front of them.
We rode up and down both sides of the Kamo river, which is in the middle of Kyoto - and there were a bunch of hawks and cranes up and down the river. The hawks were fighting quite low to the ground and nearly buzzed B at one point. Later on, we saw them steal a sandwich out of a girl's hand. She burst into tears and I don't blame her - I worked with birds and that still looked terrifying.
I should also note that it's fucking hot out. The airbnb we are renting has 2 bedrooms but only one of the bedrooms has A/C. So all four of us are crammed into one room on futons because the other room is enough to make anyone melt. We've been using the other room as a "dressing room" and keeping all our bags in there.
Day 6 (Kyoto)
So I have a massive case of bike butt right now.
As in, I've been on a bike for more than 20 hours in the last three days, and I have a seat shaped bruise on my ass. I wish I was joking.
Still by far the best way to get around Kyoto (and the cheapest - we only paid about $45 for a two week rental) but jeez, you pay for it in other ways. :P I'm going to be sitting funny for a few days!
Today was a lot of fun - we went out to Arashiyama (Biked to Nijo JR station from our airbnb - about 22 mins, then used JR pass), which is a district on the far side of Kyoto from where we are staying (we're in Gion, which is the famous geisha district - did you ever hear of the book/movie Memoirs of a Geisha? That's where it's set). Arashiyama is a gorgeous area, with steep mountains and these really beautiful gorges. It started raining like crazy, so we didn't go on the scenic train like we had been planning to, but we visited the Monkey park, which was a lot of fun.
Japan only has one species of monkey - the Japanese Macaque. They're not very big - they'd be about knee height on you, but they have red faces and red butts. They're the ones you see in pictures sitting in the hot springs! The ones at this particular park are a part of a study group and there's about 130 of them. The monkey park is also a 20 minute hike up a mountain, so it has a gorgeous view of the entirety of Kyoto - from the opposite perspective than the one we had at Kiyomizu dera (which I will tell you about in a bit).
We hiked up to the top of the mountain, the monkeys were mostly just laying around and chilling out. Some were grooming each other, and a lot of the younger ones were running around playing. They're right underfoot! You weren't allowed to touch them or crouch down to look at them (it's a dominance thing apparently) but they were super chill around humans and only avoided direct contact.
One of the cool things you could do up here was feed them! Y100 yen got you a bag of apples or nuts and you could feed them at a designated feeding station, where they'll take the food right out of your hand.
They would crowd around and I got really lucky, because the macaque that came up to me to take the apples was a mother with a very young baby - he was so tiny, about 7 inches long, and was clinging to her belly and nursing as she ate the apples. Completely adorable. I also got pictures of her letting him wander around and explore later.
We came down from the monkey park and mostly just browsed the tourist shops, because the weather was so bad and sat in the the covered foot bath at one end of the high street.
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Kiyomizu dera is about 35 minutes south of our airbnb by bike, and it was a pretty cool ride until the very end - we managed about a quarter of the hill on our bikes, then had to walk up the rest of the way. The temple up is a narrow street lined with shops and there's tour buses everywhere, so walking ended up being safer. We really enjoyed wandering around the temple - it was crowded, but not claustrophobic and the view over Kyoto was gorgeous. There's tons of little side paths and little grottos that are sort of lurking around the main temple and pagoda, so you can spend quite a while just wandering. We checked out the shops on the way back down the hill and it was super nice.

(Kyoto)
We got up super early and went to the Aoi Matsuri festival (15 minutes bike ride from our airbnb). I'm not entirely sure on the origins for this one (it's one of the oldest ongoing "festivals" in Japan - about 1100 years) but it's very sombre. It's a processional from the Kyoto Imperial palace up to a temple about three kilometres upriver, and apparently it was originally done to appease the gods after a series of disasters at that point. All the costumes are modeled after the Heian era (about 900 years ago) and everyone carries hollyhock branches and the processional attendants carry an unmarried woman who was chosen as "Saio Dai" through out the procession, basically a priestess who leads the appeasement rituals.
Generally, the Saio Dai has to wear 12 layers of robes. It was about 27 C yesterday. I'm surprised she didn't melt. It was interesting to watch from an anthropological standpoint (everyone was wearing shoes made of reeds) but there was nothing to really engross the casual observer and we couldn't understand the chanting or the loudspeaker announcements at all. We left after about 40 minutes, as there was precious little shade.
The funniest thing we saw was that someone in a security guard uniform was basically in charge of making sure the processional's horses peed into a garbage bag instead of onto the parade route.
Afterwards, we biked around several of the temples just north of our apartment ( a lot of them are world heritage sites, and very beautiful, but Kyoto is very much a place where there is a temple on every block, so you have to be picky about the ones you go to). They were all beautiful and serene, but there weren't many differences between them.
After that, we biked down to Kyoto Station to get some ramen from the ramen alley (35 min bike ride straight down the river pathway, then across). In the station, up on the 10th floor, there is a section with 12 little ramen shops, each with a different style of ramen. S and K went to a ramen place elsewhere in Kyoto and ended up getting ramen that was wayyy to spicy for them, so they were in a lot of, ah, discomfort this morning. We've been taking it easy the last few days, as we haven't been getting much sleep. The person we're renting an apartment from didn't really give us good futons, so we've been pretty much laying on the hard tatami. Thankfully, the problem was sorted today and I hope tonight we can get a good sleep!

(Kyoto)
So, since I've always wanted to try on a kimono, but lacked the funds to get one of my own (they cost about $5000 minimum, due to the amount of embroidery they often have), we went to a kimono studio.
Most of the people walking around Kyoto are wearing yukata instead of kimono. Most good yukata will still set you back about $200 though, (but we ended up getting nice cotton ones from a cool 2nd hand shop in downtown Kyoto - we still use them as our summer bath robes).
So I was looking for places to rent them from (there's plenty) but I also discovered a place that will dress one up in a full kimono, as well as put on all the traditional geisha makeup. My sister wanted to try this too, so off we went the day before yesterday. It's a little three story studio several blocks south of where we were staying, that called itself the "Maiko Experience". Despite the good reviews, I thought it might be touristy, but the clientele was about 50% Japanese as well. Several older Japanese ladies were in the make up and dressing rooms with us.
Turns out that being belted into a proper kimono is NOT something you can do yourself. I had some vague ideas that you needed help to do it properly, but it's often a two or three person job.
We were put into makeup first. Traditional Maiko make up is where they paint your skin and neck completely white (with the exception of a small area at the back of your neck, because apparently it's erotic to have a small bit of skin showing through layers of white paint?) The white makeup feels pretty much like paint but they basically buff you non stop with a powder puff to get it to smooth out and cover everything, including the entirety of our lips.
The eye makeup wasn't too different from what some people would do - red/pink shading around the outer eyes and black kohl liner, which shows up quite dramatically against the white face paint. What was weird to me is that she spent several minutes painting my eyebrows red, then overlaying it with black kohl.
The effect was very interesting though, and one I saw it properly after she was finished, I figured out what she was going for. It makes for a far deeper and more subtle look than just putting black would have done. Just black would have made me look like I had huge black caterpillar eyebrows. Adding the red blended the whole thing with the eye makeup and added a lot of depth. Which is a weird comment to make about eyebrows.
The lips were the most annoying part. If you've ever seen pictures of traditional geisha makeup, you'll notice that they often only paint one of their lips fully (usually the bottom) and only a little line or a half done on the upper. This is because if you actually painted your entire lips with a white face, you'd end up looking like a ridiculous clown.
I don't have Resting Bitch Face or anything, but my default expression is definitely not a close-lipped smile, which is what the make up artist required to apply the lip paint. I had trouble keeping a close lipped smile while concentrating on keeping everything else still and, in her very meek Japanese way, I could tell she was annoyed with me, because every time I concentrated on keeping still, my mouth would return to a neutral position. Either way, it came out crooked and it caused a flurry among the hairdressers later when they noticed it and swooped in to fix it.
They don't torture you by doing your hair in the geisha hairstyles (which were usually expected to last for days), so they have a half wig that they comb your hair over and paint black.
After that, you pick what kimono you want to wear (I went with pink, my sister chose blue), and you get strapped into them.
I'm not even joking, it's like getting trussed up into a corset. There's about three layers of underwear, and while my sister had no problems (her shape being more similar to the typical Japanese woman), I could tell my boobs were giving the dressers trouble. Lots of untying and rearranging of padding, before being tugged tight again. Apparently they try to make you cylindrical shaped before they even put the kimono on. No buttons or anything - everything is held in place by cotton cords. Still pretty merciless on the breathing though.
After satisfying themselves with the undergarments (and they are not sexy undergarments ) we moved onto the kimono.
Kimonos come in one standard length, and the dresser folds them up to match your height. So this caused another problem, because all the padding they had put underneath to even me out had to be rearranged so that I didn't look pregnant when they folded up the kimono layers . By the end of it, you are trussed up so tightly that you are forced to have good posture and can't really even bend at the waist too good - all bending over is done with the knees.
However, that's half the pleasure of wearing corsets anyways (your back is forced to be straight, which alleviates a lot of aches) so it wasn't that bad.
We were taken for a couple studio pictures, then given ten minutes to take our ownpictures. B noted that he barely recognized us through the make up and we took a couple funny shots (as funny as you can get with your movement restricted like that, while wearing okobo sandals (which you should google). They're as hard to balance on as they look.
After washing off all the make up (also a lengthy process), we had a pretty quiet day in, as we have been going full speed for the last several days.
Yesterday, we went down to Osaka. We were late starting out, so we didn't get to do as much as we wanted, but we took the shinkansen down and went to the Kaiyukan Aquarium, which was extremely impressive. It's a 7 story structure, and all the tanks are layers so that as you walk down through the aquarium, you re-encounter the same tanks, but at different depths.
There's also a massive, 9 m x 34 m x 40m "Pacific Ocean tank" that takes up the majority of the middle of the building. It's about 4 storeys high and actually contains a whale shark, the only one in captivity. Half of the walkways have windows that open out onto this tank, so you could look at it from different perspectives. We also got to watch several feedings, though as per usual, everything is in Japanese, so we have no idea what the trainers are actually saying.
After the Aquarium, there's a giant ferris wheel thing that's 112m tall next to it, so we went on that, which gave us a pretty cool view of the city. Osaka is much denser than Tokyo, with taller buildings, but spread over less of an area. It had way more of a "crowded dirty city" vibe too. We might go back to check out Osaka castle.
(Kinosaki Onsen) (days 9-10?)
Good lord, did I ever get massaged into submission. And not even by anything alive. Our hotel room in Kinosaki had a rather frightening but extremely effective massage chair. As it, it was so effective that you had to make sure the massaging bits didn't push you right out of the chair before it was finished turning you into mashed potatoes. It was an impulsive trip - we didn't even know Kinosaki onsen existed until we were in Kyoto a few days, and decided to spend an overnight here - we left our suitcases at our airbnb in kyoto and just took a small bag each with toiletries and a change of clothes. It was worth keeping the Kyoto airbnb, because it meant we didn't have to haul heavy bags around when we were exploring.
Also, Kinosaki is probably the my favourite spot of our vacation so far. Not only did we have amazingly comfortable beds.... there was seven different onsens (hot spring baths) within walking distance of our hotel.
I know you're a loving connoseur of hot water, so this place would be heaven for you. Basically, this was a town devoted to multitude of ways that you can douse yourself in hot water.
Do you want it hot enough to turn you into a tomato? Check. Whirlpool jets? check. Outdoor hot pools set under a tumbling waterfall? Check. Stone benches to sit on with hot water running down the backs? check. Outdoor hot pools in rock lined grottos? Check. Steam rooms? Check Free and unlimited access to seven onsens that offer these diversions? check. (generally, your onsen fees are included in your hotel cost).
Plus, the hotels provide you with yukata (light kimono) to wear while wandering around the village, and you can move freely between onsen while they're open. It's extremely comfortable and makes everyone look colourful.
We had a lot of fun with it, and like all Japanese bathhouses, nudity is a given. Other than that, my sister and I got stared at a lot there (sort of like how it was in Tokyo - lots of side eye and awkward looking away when I caught their eye). The best example was when they started laughing at something I did by accident.
A bit of background - when you go into the bathing area in the onsen, you're only allowed to bring one teeny towel to "cool" yourself with. You're also not supposed to leave it laying around, so most people just fold it up....and set it on top of their heads. There's variations of course, but generally, it's just sitting there.
Not being used to this, I would usually forget it was there and drop it in the water whenever I tilted my head. After this happening three times, I've finally managed to keep the awareness of keeeping my head level down to a science. Then I started sneezing randomly while sitting on the side of the bath. violent huge AHHHCHOOOS. Shit, there goes my towel! I snatch for it, fumble, and manage to catch it just before it hits the water. All of the ladies in the tub burst out laughing. They're not laughing at me maliciously (it did look pretty funny) .... but I was in a corner, not really in the middle of anything. They were all watching anyways!
K and B had a very different experience - basically any tub they sat in, all the japanese guys got up and moved to the other tub.

See part 2 below
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2020.09.27 19:46 JawShoeWaah Talk to me anyway you please? Nah... have fun loosing the entire staff along with the juiciest of juicy contracts.

This is a super throw back but it still brings a smile to my face. Also, my writing sucks so please excuse the grammatical errors.
I was a rink rat growing up. The only day I wasn’t in the skating rink were the adult and gay nights (calm down, it was the 90’s and that’s literally what it was called). Friday night, Saturday morning and night along with Sunday morning and night I was there. Hell, I didn’t even leave between the morning and night sessions. I even went Tuesday nights as well! I was serious too. I dove deep into speed skating and not trying to toot my own horn but I was pretty good and well known.
Anyway, I’d been going to this specific skating rink for years and knew EVERYONE. One day, It was right before I started 7th grade, the owner came up too me and asked me to go out onto the rink floor and tell some kids to slow down. I did and came back and he asked me how would I like to make $7.50 and hour to which I responded “do I also get in for free?” He laughed and said of course. BOOM! First job and I wanted to be there anyway so it was the biggest win-win of all time for me. To say I loved it was an understatement and I did everything besides work the snack bar. DJ, skate counters, floor guard, janitor, hype man... you name it and I did it. It was some of the greatest times of my life. So much fun and the owner was super awesome. Also, we were paid under the table so getting an envelope full of cash every week just felt like a bonus for having fun. To me it wasn’t a job, it was pure fun. It also helped that all my friends were regulars as well.
A few years go by and the owner sold to another guy who we will call Tim. Tim could be an absolute nightmare to work for. He changed the entire dynamic of the place and everyone felt it. Now, this skating rink was POPULAR and extremely old. Lots or people all over the city knew of it. My mom and aunt skated there when they were kids if that tells you anything.
Someway or another the new owner set up and juicy deal that had the rink started making a shitload of money! On Saturday night from 7-11 it was skating per usual but from 11-2ish/3ish is was a club. A local hip hop station came in there with local label Swishahouse and turnt the place upside down for those few hours. Every week and the place was POPPIN. There must have been over 2k people in there on average and at $20 per person it adds up quick plus the snack bar would NEVER stop turning out food and drink. We were making stupid money. Bonus! We also found some good stuff when cleaning up as well. Money, knives, weed, jewelry... It was awesome.
So Tim has it made but sometimes he would fly off the handle for little things. All of us weren’t sure what his deal was but he would explode out of nowhere and start talking all kinds of nonsense. I’d started to have enough because we all had worked there for many years WITHOUT ISSUE. One night he went too far..
I don’t like being called outside of my name. It’s a respect thing. My own mother didn’t do it and he for sure wasn’t. For context I was in 10th grade now. One night he was in some kinda mood and for whatever reason was taking it out on everyone. I don’t remember the exact situation but he started freaking out on me at about 11:30PM. Now, Slim Thug and Paul Wall were in the building that night so the place was extra packed. Waaaay more that usual (I’m sure we were braking all kinds of fire marshal rules lol). He went ballistic and called me every name in the book while I just stood there with rage building up in me. I’d had enough. For years this place ran flawlessly and everyone loved us so he really didn’t have a good reason to treat us in the manner he did. My plan was formed. I immediately gather everyone else that was working and we all decided that enough was enough. It was time for a lesson.
I assembled the entire crew and well all quit on the spot. ALL OF US. That meant nobody to serve food, clean, help the swishahouse people, or just carry out general things that needed to be done when 2-3k people were in the building. He was stunned, his tone changed and he became very sweet. We weren’t having it. As an additional fuck you I called the other two people that were off and they showed up to quit as well. Tim had already reached out so he assumed they were showing up to work. Nope. We left him with zero workers on the absolute busiest of busy nights and boy did it implode. He couldn’t find anyone to work so the place went to absolute shit that night. The on duty officer told him he needed to figure something out or he was going to close it down without workers. Well... he didn’t. It closed down that night and apparently without staff it got nasty. People started having sex, smoking, trashing the place and all kinds of stuff. Shortly after the radio station and label took their business elsewhere and not long afterward the place closed down. He lost his entire investment. This was very bitter sweet for me because I loved the place but he ran it into the ground. The building is still standing and I would LOVE to bring it back to its former glory but my pockets are deep enough yet. Maybe one day.
TLDR: New skating rink owners treated employees horrible so we all quit at the same exact time to leave him stranded. He lost a big contract with a local radio station and popular record label which cost him big money. Rink closed down shortly after.
Clarification Edit:
So, allow me to clarify some concerns.
First off, this was a skating rink so no alcohol. I’ve never seen a skating rink serve alcohol lol.
The club night was ONLY SATURDAYS. This never happened in any other day. Ever.
Yes, it was insanity packed. When I say there were a lot of people its an understatement. Also, the parking lot in front of the building was crawling with people and so was the one to the right of the building which had a supermarket. A ton of people parked there so the party overflowed. The people were allowed to walk in and out with the wrist bands. I know the amount of people was excessive because the building had 4 A/C system but only two worked so we would go outside through the night to cool off because the heat was overwhelming. Hence the reason customers could come and go.
Yes, the crew quit. 3 of us lived on the same BLOCK and were childhood friends. The others went way back and when I say this owner ran the place down, he ran the place down so it wasn’t a hard sell. It was no longer a fun place to work and eventually that bled over into the customers not wanting to come back. There is another person in the comment who worked with me and he can back it up.
Yes, I was hired when I was 13-14ish. Yes, I was getting paid under the table. Yes, I was in middle school when I started and worked there till either the summer after 9th grade or during 10th grade. It was more that 20 years ago, can’t remember exact dates for the hair splitters.
Seeing as how three of us lived on the same block getting a ride wasn’t a problem and eventually we all started driving. So yeah, old enough.
Yes, local radio station and local record label put on the shows. Underground hip hop starts, that are insanely popular here still, we’re present every Saturday which drew huge crowds.
The other redditor in here was the one I called, which was at about 12am, and he got out of bed to come and quit. We all went to Denny’s to celebrate afterwards.
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2020.09.27 11:42 yogendra05 Key points of Inspection of Induction Motors

Key points of Inspection of Induction Motor
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About Induction Motor
Induction motors are the most frequently used type of motor used in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. In an induction motor, the electric current in the rotor needed to produce torque is obtained via electromagnetic induction from the rotating magnetic field of the stator winding.
There are mainly two types of induction motor on the basis of power supply, Single Phase Induction Motor and Three Phase Induction Motor.
Single Phase Induction Motor - It may be classified on the basis of their construction and starting methods.
· Split Phase Induction Motor
· Capacitor Start Induction Motor
· Capacitor Start Capacitor Run Induction Motor
· Shaded Pole Induction Motor
The single-phase induction motors are used in low power applications. These motors are widely used in domestic and industrial applications. Some of the applications are:
· Pumps
· Compressors
· Small fans
· Mixers
· Toys
· High-speed vacuum cleaners
· Electric shavers
· Drilling machines
Three Phase Induction Motor – It has two major components, Stator and Rotor. The stator is the stationary part whereas the Rotor is the rotating part. The load is coupled to the rotor shaft of the motor. Three-phase armature winding is wound on the stator. When balanced three-phase current flows through this winding, a constant amplitude rotating magnetic field is created in the air gap. This armature winding is connected to the 3 phase power supply and carried the load current.
Based on the rotor construction, it can be of two types: Squirrel Cage Rotor and Wound Rotor. On this ground, Induction Motor is also classified as:
· Squirrel Cage Induction Motor
· Wound Rotor or Slip Ring Induction Motor
Three-phase induction motors are used extensively in domestic and industrial appliances because these are rugged in construction requiring little to no maintenance, comparatively cheaper, and require supply only to the stator. Applications of Three Phase Induction Motor:
· Lifts
· Cranes
· Hoists
· Large capacity exhaust fans
· Driving lathe machines
· Crushers
· Oil extracting mills
· Textile and etc.
Electrical faults in three-phase Induction Motor
Single Phasing Fault: Single phasing fault occurs when any one phase of the supply voltage is getting lost because three phases of the voltage supply are must require for the normal working of a three-phase induction motor. Due to this fault, the motor could be burned or heat up.
Reverse Phase Sequencing Fault: Reverse phase sequencing fault occurs when any one phase of the three-phase voltage supply is reversed means the phase order of supply voltages is swapped. Due to this fault, the direction of rotation of the motor has changed.
Under or Over Supply Voltages Fault: This fault occurs when supply voltages are under or over the specified limit. The limit of three-phase ac supply voltages is 380 to 440 so when supply voltages have crossed this limit then the motor could be burned or heart up.
Over Load Fault: This fault occurs when the motor is overloaded means the higher load is connected at the output side of the motor and due to this load motor could be heating up or excessive vibration.
Earth Fault: Earth fault occurs when anyone phase of supply voltages is connected to the housing of the motor then the motor is totally shorted. In this condition when anyone will touch this motor then he will feel the heavy shock beside this, the motor would take over current that could be dangerous for induction motor.
Inter Turn Short Circuit Fault: Inter turns short circuit fault is such type of fault when two turns of the same phase or different phases are short-circuited. During this fault, the motor could be totally damaged, or coils of that specific phase could be damaged.
Crawling Fault: Crawling fault is basically an electromechanical fault in a three-phase induction motor. This fault occurs when the motor is fully loaded with full supply voltages then it does accelerate but it runs nearly one-seventh of its synchronous speed. This specific phenomenon of induction motor is called crawling.
Mechanical faults in three-phase Induction Motor
Mechanical Faults: Mechanical faults are such types of faults which are generally occurred in the internal housing of a three-phase induction motor. These faults are further sub dived into three types such as,
Broken Rotor Bar Fault: The squirrel cage induction motor consists of rotor bars and a shorted end ring. If these bars are damaged or partially cracked, then this type of fault is called a rotor broken bar fault. There are so many reasons for occurring this fault, but it has mainly observed that this fault is occurred due to manufacturer defect. Because during the brazing process non-uniform metallurgical stress may occur in rotor bars which may lead the rotor bars failure during the rotation of the rotor
Rotor Mass Unbalance Fault: If we concentrate on the construction of the induction motor then we can easily know that the rotor of the induction motor is placed inside the stator bore and it rotates coaxially with the stator. In heavy motors, it is centrally aligned with the stator and its axis of rotation is also the same as the geometrical axis of the stator. So the air gap between the inner of the stator and the outer of the rotor is the same. Similarly, if this air gap is not the same then the situation which is referred to eccentricity would occur. In this eccentricity situation, the rotor fault would occur which is called rotor unbalanced fault.
Bearing Fault: In three-phase induction motor two sets of bearings are installed inside of motor housing, for supporting the motor shaft. The main purposes of these bearings are, to rotate the motor shaft freely and reduce the fiction. They consist of an outer and inner ring which is called races and a set of rolling elements which is called balls. The balls are fixed in an inner and outer side of the ring and they reduce the friction of the shaft. The fiction could be further reduced by the lubrication of these balls. Sometimes the balls, outer or inner ring of the bearing are damaged due to any physical problem then the fault occurs. This fault is called bearing fault and due to this fault, the motor totally jammed or struck.
Environmental faults in three-phase Induction Motor
Environmental Fault: In three-phase induction motor different faults could be occurred simultaneously and, in these faults, the environmental fault is also so much important. Induction motor surrounding environments such as ambient temperature and moisture etc. affect the performance of the induction motor. These factors reduce the performance of the induction motor. Besides this, the vibration in the induction motor that could be due to any reason such as, not properly installed also affects the performance of the induction motor. So during the installation of three-phase induction, this factor should be kept in mind.
Motor specifications are key to matching load and operating conditions with motor protection and efficiency. Nameplate provides important information relevant to its selection and application. Manufactured AC motors generally are hp-rated / Kw rated. Base speed is the nameplate speed given in rev/min (rpm) at which the motor develops the rated horsepower at the rated voltage and frequency. The service factor is a multiplier that may be applied to the rated power to allow a motor to be operated at higher than its rated hp. AC motor efficiency is expressed as a percentage. It is an indication of how much of the input electrical energy is converted to output mechanical energy.
All induction motor inspection and testing are done against the approved drawings, purchase order specifications, purchasers or company standards, and within the practices and rules of the country, state or province, and any government decrees, laws, ordinance, or regulation as may apply.
The applicable codes and specifications for an induction motor that is under the construction process are:
· Design code and Standard
· Purchase order specification
· Purchaser's standards
· Approved drawings
The applicable codes and standards may be based on any international standards. This content is general and can be useful for all recognized standards. Ref. some of IS Standards as:
· IS 325: 1996 AMD 3 2011
· IS 12615: 2018 ‘Line Operated Three Phase a.c. Motors
Third-Party Inspection Document Review for Induction Motor
These are the list of documents that are normally agreed upon to be presented to the inspector:
· Induction Motor Purchase Order or Contract
· Induction Motor Manufacture Proforma Invoice
· Induction Motor Manufacture Quality Control Plan
· Induction Motor Inspection and Test plan
· Induction Motor Data Sheet
· Induction Motor Approved Drawings, (arrangements, schematics, wiring, single line)
· Induction Motor Raw Material Test Reports
· Weld procedures and Procedure Qualification Records (if applicable)
· Induction Motor Calibration Certificates for Test Equipment
· Induction Motor Special Procedures
· Induction Motor Special Qualifications
· Induction Motor Preservation, Packing and Shipping Procedure
· Induction Motor Packing List
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Material Inspection
The review includes checks on:
· Maker’s name and location
· Certificate number, grade
· Batch number
· Chemical composition
· Mechanical properties
· Cast or Heat number (for metal parts)
· Heat treatment condition
· Surface finish (if required)
· Structural observations, notable defects
Ancillary items may be supported by test certification, or by certificates of conformity. It is necessary for the content of certification to be appropriate to the required scope of the items.
It is also necessary to check material identification with the induction motor drawing datasheet, material list, and other specifications as appropriate.
When the third party inspector carries out the material inspection, then provides the inspection visit report, the report contains the following items:
· Confirmation of satisfactory document review
· Record of the endorsement of certification reviewed/witnessed
· Record of all non-conformities
· Record of any tests witnessed and the result
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor Construction:
The inspection scope is determined in the Inspection and Test Plan. Some purchasers prefer to have stringent controls and assign the TPI for more “hold or witness points” for inspection and test activities, and some others prefer less “hold or witness points” and assign the TPI much more work in the “review document.” Inspection and Test Plan - The IEC, ISO, IS standard requirements normally are applied for inspection and test plan of induction motor in the manufacturing shop.
These are some of the inspection points which need to be witnessed, checked, monitored, and reviewed by third party inspector in the induction motor manufacture shop.
Important Points
· Visual and dimensional check
· Dielectrically and insulation test
· Measurement and calculation of no-load and short circuit characteristics, efficiency, power factor, current, slip, losses, torque etc.
· Measurement and control of alignment, air gap, bearings
· Heat run test
· Noise and vibration measurement
· No-load test
Third-Party Inspection of Induction Motor -The inspector (TPI) checks the following in accordance with approved drawings and applicable standards:
· Paint using specified color swatch, measure thickness if specified
· Nameplate
· Outline dimensions, interface dimensions, bus bar dimensions, and clearances, and other specified dimensions
· Tightness/torque of terminals
· Degree of protection
Third-Party Inspection -Induction Motor - General Arrangement Check
The inspector checks that all instruments, compartments, control switches etc. are correctly rated and are correctly located, with specified labeling. The inspection is carried out in accordance of approved drawings.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Winding Resistance Test
Induction motor resistance between terminals of each winding is measured by means of a double bridge method. The test would be acceptable if the imbalance value is within + or - 3%.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - No Load Test
Each phase current and input power are measured in operating under rated frequency, rated voltage, and no load. The test would be acceptable if the Imbalance value of each phase current is within + or minus 5% of the mean value.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Locked Rotor Test
While locking the rotor, the voltage, current, and input power are measured under the rated frequency and the rated current. The test would be acceptable if the measured values are in specified ranges.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Low-Frequency Locked Rotor Test
While locking the rotor, the voltage, current, and input power are measured under half-rated frequency and approximately rated current. The test would be acceptable if the measured values are in the specified ranges.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Determination of Characteristics
The following characteristics are calculated by the induction motor manufacturer and are reviewed by a third-party inspector.
· Current, efficiency, power factor, and slip
· Maximum output power
· Maximum torque
· Starting current
· Starting torque
The obtained values from the calculation would be acceptable if they are in the range of specified values.
Third-Party Inspection Induction Motor - Temperature Rise Test
The temperature rise is measured for the following parts operating for a rated time by means of equivalent load method.
· Stator winding
· Stator core
· Bearing (Coupling side and free side)
· Centre of frame
· Inlet air
· Outlet air
The test would be acceptable if the measured values are in the specified ranges.
Induction Motor - Resistance Test
Induction Motor Insulation resistance is measured between winding and earth (using 1000V Megger) and between Accessories circuit and earth (using 500V Megger). The test would be acceptable if the measured value between winding and earth is over 10 Mega-ohm and between the Accessories circuit and earth is Over 1 Mega-ohm at the normal temperature.
Induction Motor - Dielectric Test
It is necessary to confirm that the voltage provided in the applied specification is withstood between stator winding and earth. The test would be acceptable if withstood without any damage.
Induction Motor - Vibration Test
Induction motor vibration is measured in operating the motor at no load condition with rated voltage and frequency. The location of vibration measurement is at both bearing housings. Measuring directions are in horizontal, axial, and vertical positions. The test would be acceptable if measured values are within the specified values.
Induction Motor - Noise Test
Induction motor noise is measured in the motor at no load condition with rated voltage and frequency. The 4 points at every 90 degrees are measured, where the height of the points is shaft height for horizontal motor and one-half of motor height for the vertical motor. The test would be acceptable if measured values are within the specified values.
Induction Motor - Visual Inspection
The induction motor is visually inspected for outside views such as rust, scratch, and bruise, coasting color and finish, description on the nameplate, mounting direction of the terminal box, and Protection type of frame.
Induction Motor - Dimensional Inspection
The induction motor is dimensionally controlled for shaft end diameter, shaft length, key and keyway, the pitch of bolt holes including bolt holes, the height of the shaft center, and principal outer dimensions. The test would be acceptable if measured values confirm drawing values.
Induction Motor - Packing, Marking, and Shipping
The following points are checked by the third-party inspector for packing inspection:
Verify that the packing materials conform to specifications and accepted practice for the mode of transport
· Verify protection against humidity, abrasion, distortion, and other damage.
· Verify shipping marks to marking instructions and records.
· Verify handling marks.
In general, it is good to conduct complete engineering tests on new designs to evaluate all motor performance parameters and commercial or routine tests on duplicate designs.
Routine Test - Testing usually performed by the vendor to ensure the motor operates to accepted specifications. Commonly called “commercial test” by most vendors.
Complete Test - More extensive testing which usually includes a full load heat run test, efficiency, power factor, full load and locked rotor currents, breakdown torque and percent slip, stator and bearing temperature rises, speed-torque characteristics etc.
Optional Test - Special testing specified by the customer such as surge comparison, stator winding immersion, dielectric absorption ratio, bearing housing natural frequency test, coast down test etc.
Observed Testing - The vendor will notify the customer about the date of inspection or testing; however, the test or inspection shall be performed as scheduled, and if the customer is not present, the vendor will continue so as not to impact the production schedule.
Witnessing - Testing or inspection that places a hold on the production schedule and that the test or inspection will not be carried out until the customer is present. Requires a successful pretest of the motor in most cases.
Inspection or Hold Points - A point specified by the customer to ensure various stages of the motor production meet their specifications. Such as rotor balancing, surge comparison testing, an inspection of the stator before vacuum pressure impregnation (VPI), or welding before final assembly.
Being a leading Third-Party Inspection Agency in India – we assured that during the inspection of the Induction motor our expert Inspection Team – prepare the prior Inspection Checklist – Considering the Inspection requirement Inputs received from the Client. Develop the Final QAP submit to the Client prior to Inspection. So that Client and Supplier have a common understating of the outcome of Third-Party Inspection of Induction Motor. Accordingly, we provide the Third-Party Inspection Services – So that by delivery of Third-Party Inspection services our Clients feel satisfied with the outcome of Inspection Results.
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2020.09.26 13:07 Administrative-End55 FPV Drone Issue (After Firmware Update)

So after flying my drone around a little bit for the first time today I noticed my OSD wasn't working correctly. I did some research and was advised that updating my firmware to the newest one should fix the issue that I'm having.. So I did... Boy do I regret that now.. Soon as my firmware flash completed I lost access to my Receiver, and also ESC's. Now when I plug my lipo in it beeps fast 3 times, I have a solid blue, green and red LED on my flight controller. I attempted to roll back a few updates and no matter how far back I go, my issue sticks around now... I'm at a loss. Has anyone had this issue before and know how to fix it?
I'm using a MAMBA Mk2405US fc combo stack. I attempted to load BLHeli suite and re-flash my ESC's but no matter what I attempt they will not even show up anymore.
Entering CLI Mode, type 'exit' to return, or 'help' # # Building AutoComplete Cache ... Done! # # dump # version # Betaflight / STM32F405 (S405) 4.2.3 Sep 20 2020 / 20:42:51 (2696b7c88) MSP API: 1.43 # config: manufacturer_id: DIAT, board_name: MAMBAF405US, version: cdb02aa1, date: 2020-05-24T03:18:53Z # start the command batch batch start board_name MAMBAF405US manufacturer_id DIAT # name: - # resources resource BEEPER 1 C13 resource MOTOR 1 A09 resource MOTOR 2 A08 resource MOTOR 3 C09 resource MOTOR 4 C08 resource MOTOR 5 NONE resource MOTOR 6 NONE resource MOTOR 7 NONE resource MOTOR 8 NONE resource SERVO 1 NONE resource SERVO 2 NONE resource SERVO 3 NONE resource SERVO 4 NONE resource SERVO 5 NONE resource SERVO 6 NONE resource SERVO 7 NONE resource SERVO 8 NONE resource PPM 1 B09 resource PWM 1 NONE resource PWM 2 NONE resource PWM 3 NONE resource PWM 4 NONE resource PWM 5 NONE resource PWM 6 NONE resource PWM 7 NONE resource PWM 8 NONE resource SONAR_TRIGGER 1 NONE resource SONAR_ECHO 1 NONE resource LED_STRIP 1 B03 resource SERIAL_TX 1 B06 resource SERIAL_TX 2 A02 resource SERIAL_TX 3 B10 resource SERIAL_TX 4 A00 resource SERIAL_TX 5 C12 resource SERIAL_TX 6 C06 resource SERIAL_TX 7 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 8 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 9 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 10 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 11 NONE resource SERIAL_TX 12 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 1 B07 resource SERIAL_RX 2 A03 resource SERIAL_RX 3 B11 resource SERIAL_RX 4 A01 resource SERIAL_RX 5 D02 resource SERIAL_RX 6 C07 resource SERIAL_RX 7 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 8 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 9 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 10 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 11 NONE resource SERIAL_RX 12 NONE resource INVERTER 1 C00 resource INVERTER 2 NONE resource INVERTER 3 NONE resource INVERTER 4 NONE resource INVERTER 5 NONE resource INVERTER 6 NONE resource INVERTER 7 NONE resource INVERTER 8 NONE resource INVERTER 9 NONE resource INVERTER 10 NONE resource INVERTER 11 NONE resource INVERTER 12 NONE resource I2C_SCL 1 NONE resource I2C_SCL 2 NONE resource I2C_SCL 3 NONE resource I2C_SDA 1 NONE resource I2C_SDA 2 NONE resource I2C_SDA 3 NONE resource LED 1 C15 resource LED 2 C14 resource LED 3 NONE resource RX_BIND 1 NONE resource RX_BIND_PLUG 1 NONE resource TRANSPONDER 1 NONE resource SPI_SCK 1 A05 resource SPI_SCK 2 B13 resource SPI_SCK 3 C10 resource SPI_MISO 1 A06 resource SPI_MISO 2 B14 resource SPI_MISO 3 C11 resource SPI_MOSI 1 A07 resource SPI_MOSI 2 B15 resource SPI_MOSI 3 B05 resource ESCSERIAL 1 B09 resource CAMERA_CONTROL 1 B08 resource ADC_BATT 1 C01 resource ADC_RSSI 1 C02 resource ADC_CURR 1 C03 resource ADC_EXT 1 NONE resource BARO_CS 1 NONE resource BARO_EOC 1 NONE resource BARO_XCLR 1 NONE resource COMPASS_CS 1 NONE resource COMPASS_EXTI 1 NONE resource SDCARD_CS 1 NONE resource SDCARD_DETECT 1 NONE resource PINIO 1 B00 resource PINIO 2 NONE resource PINIO 3 NONE resource PINIO 4 NONE resource USB_MSC_PIN 1 NONE resource FLASH_CS 1 A15 resource OSD_CS 1 B12 resource RX_SPI_CS 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_EXTI 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_BIND 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_LED 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_TX_EN 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_LNA_EN 1 NONE resource RX_SPI_CC2500_ANT_SEL 1 NONE resource GYRO_EXTI 1 C04 resource GYRO_EXTI 2 NONE resource GYRO_CS 1 A04 resource GYRO_CS 2 NONE resource USB_DETECT 1 NONE resource VTX_POWER 1 NONE resource VTX_CS 1 NONE resource VTX_DATA 1 NONE resource VTX_CLK 1 NONE resource PULLUP 1 NONE resource PULLUP 2 NONE resource PULLUP 3 NONE resource PULLUP 4 NONE resource PULLDOWN 1 NONE resource PULLDOWN 2 NONE resource PULLDOWN 3 NONE resource PULLDOWN 4 NONE # timer timer B09 AF3 # pin B09: TIM11 CH1 (AF3) timer A09 AF1 # pin A09: TIM1 CH2 (AF1) timer A08 AF1 # pin A08: TIM1 CH1 (AF1) timer C09 AF3 # pin C09: TIM8 CH4 (AF3) timer C08 AF3 # pin C08: TIM8 CH3 (AF3) timer B08 AF2 # pin B08: TIM4 CH3 (AF2) timer B03 AF1 # pin B03: TIM2 CH2 (AF1) # dma dma SPI_TX 1 NONE dma SPI_TX 2 NONE dma SPI_TX 3 NONE dma SPI_RX 1 NONE dma SPI_RX 2 NONE dma SPI_RX 3 NONE dma ADC 1 NONE dma ADC 2 NONE dma ADC 3 0 # ADC 3: DMA2 Stream 0 Channel 2 dma UART_TX 1 NONE dma UART_TX 2 NONE dma UART_TX 3 NONE dma UART_TX 4 NONE dma UART_TX 5 NONE dma UART_TX 6 NONE dma UART_TX 7 NONE dma UART_TX 8 NONE dma UART_RX 1 NONE dma UART_RX 2 NONE dma UART_RX 3 NONE dma UART_RX 4 NONE dma UART_RX 5 NONE dma UART_RX 6 NONE dma UART_RX 7 NONE dma UART_RX 8 NONE dma pin B09 NONE dma pin A09 0 # pin A09: DMA2 Stream 6 Channel 0 dma pin A08 0 # pin A08: DMA2 Stream 6 Channel 0 dma pin C09 0 # pin C09: DMA2 Stream 7 Channel 7 dma pin C08 0 # pin C08: DMA2 Stream 2 Channel 0 dma pin B08 0 # pin B08: DMA1 Stream 7 Channel 2 dma pin B03 0 # pin B03: DMA1 Stream 6 Channel 3 # mixer mixer QUADX mmix reset # servo servo 0 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 1 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 2 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 3 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 4 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 5 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 6 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 servo 7 1000 2000 1500 100 -1 # servo mixer smix reset # feature feature -RX_PPM feature -INFLIGHT_ACC_CAL feature -RX_SERIAL feature -MOTOR_STOP feature -SERVO_TILT feature -SOFTSERIAL feature -GPS feature -RANGEFINDER feature -TELEMETRY feature -3D feature -RX_PARALLEL_PWM feature -RX_MSP feature -RSSI_ADC feature -LED_STRIP feature -DISPLAY feature -OSD feature -CHANNEL_FORWARDING feature -TRANSPONDER feature -AIRMODE feature -RX_SPI feature -ESC_SENSOR feature -ANTI_GRAVITY feature -DYNAMIC_FILTER feature RX_SERIAL feature SOFTSERIAL feature OSD feature AIRMODE feature ANTI_GRAVITY feature DYNAMIC_FILTER # beeper beeper GYRO_CALIBRATED beeper RX_LOST beeper RX_LOST_LANDING beeper DISARMING beeper ARMING beeper ARMING_GPS_FIX beeper ARMING_GPS_NO_FIX beeper BAT_CRIT_LOW beeper BAT_LOW beeper GPS_STATUS beeper RX_SET beeper ACC_CALIBRATION beeper ACC_CALIBRATION_FAIL beeper READY_BEEP beeper MULTI_BEEPS beeper DISARM_REPEAT beeper ARMED beeper SYSTEM_INIT beeper ON_USB beeper BLACKBOX_ERASE beeper CRASH_FLIP beeper CAM_CONNECTION_OPEN beeper CAM_CONNECTION_CLOSE beeper RC_SMOOTHING_INIT_FAIL # beacon beacon -RX_LOST beacon -RX_SET # map map AETR1234 # serial serial 20 1 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 0 64 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 1 0 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 2 0 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 3 0 19200 57600 0 115200 serial 4 0 115200 57600 0 115200 serial 5 0 115200 57600 0 115200 # led led 0 0,0::C:0 led 1 0,0::C:0 led 2 0,0::C:0 led 3 0,0::C:0 led 4 0,0::C:0 led 5 0,0::C:0 led 6 0,0::C:0 led 7 0,0::C:0 led 8 0,0::C:0 led 9 0,0::C:0 led 10 0,0::C:0 led 11 0,0::C:0 led 12 0,0::C:0 led 13 0,0::C:0 led 14 0,0::C:0 led 15 0,0::C:0 led 16 0,0::C:0 led 17 0,0::C:0 led 18 0,0::C:0 led 19 0,0::C:0 led 20 0,0::C:0 led 21 0,0::C:0 led 22 0,0::C:0 led 23 0,0::C:0 led 24 0,0::C:0 led 25 0,0::C:0 led 26 0,0::C:0 led 27 0,0::C:0 led 28 0,0::C:0 led 29 0,0::C:0 led 30 0,0::C:0 led 31 0,0::C:0 # color color 0 0,0,0 color 1 0,255,255 color 2 0,0,255 color 3 30,0,255 color 4 60,0,255 color 5 90,0,255 color 6 120,0,255 color 7 150,0,255 color 8 180,0,255 color 9 210,0,255 color 10 240,0,255 color 11 270,0,255 color 12 300,0,255 color 13 330,0,255 color 14 0,0,0 color 15 0,0,0 # mode_color mode_color 0 0 1 mode_color 0 1 11 mode_color 0 2 2 mode_color 0 3 13 mode_color 0 4 10 mode_color 0 5 3 mode_color 1 0 5 mode_color 1 1 11 mode_color 1 2 3 mode_color 1 3 13 mode_color 1 4 10 mode_color 1 5 3 mode_color 2 0 10 mode_color 2 1 11 mode_color 2 2 4 mode_color 2 3 13 mode_color 2 4 10 mode_color 2 5 3 mode_color 3 0 8 mode_color 3 1 11 mode_color 3 2 4 mode_color 3 3 13 mode_color 3 4 10 mode_color 3 5 3 mode_color 4 0 7 mode_color 4 1 11 mode_color 4 2 3 mode_color 4 3 13 mode_color 4 4 10 mode_color 4 5 3 mode_color 5 0 0 mode_color 5 1 0 mode_color 5 2 0 mode_color 5 3 0 mode_color 5 4 0 mode_color 5 5 0 mode_color 6 0 6 mode_color 6 1 10 mode_color 6 2 1 mode_color 6 3 0 mode_color 6 4 0 mode_color 6 5 2 mode_color 6 6 3 mode_color 6 7 6 mode_color 6 8 0 mode_color 6 9 0 mode_color 6 10 0 mode_color 7 0 3 # aux aux 0 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 1 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 2 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 3 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 4 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 5 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 6 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 7 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 8 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 9 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 10 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 11 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 12 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 13 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 14 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 15 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 16 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 17 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 18 0 0 900 900 0 0 aux 19 0 0 900 900 0 0 # adjrange adjrange 0 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 1 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 2 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 3 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 4 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 5 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 6 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 7 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 8 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 9 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 10 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 11 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 12 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 13 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 14 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 15 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 16 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 17 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 18 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 19 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 20 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 21 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 22 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 23 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 24 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 25 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 26 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 27 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 28 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 adjrange 29 0 0 900 900 0 0 0 0 # rxrange rxrange 0 1000 2000 rxrange 1 1000 2000 rxrange 2 1000 2000 rxrange 3 1000 2000 # vtxtable vtxtable bands 0 vtxtable channels 0 vtxtable powerlevels 0 vtxtable powervalues vtxtable powerlabels # vtx vtx 0 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 1 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 2 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 3 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 4 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 5 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 6 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 7 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 8 0 0 0 0 900 900 vtx 9 0 0 0 0 900 900 # rxfail rxfail 0 a rxfail 1 a rxfail 2 a rxfail 3 a rxfail 4 h rxfail 5 h rxfail 6 h rxfail 7 h rxfail 8 h rxfail 9 h rxfail 10 h rxfail 11 h rxfail 12 h rxfail 13 h rxfail 14 h rxfail 15 h rxfail 16 h rxfail 17 h # master set gyro_hardware_lpf = NORMAL set gyro_lowpass_type = PT1 set gyro_lowpass_hz = 200 set gyro_lowpass2_type = PT1 set gyro_lowpass2_hz = 250 set gyro_notch1_hz = 0 set gyro_notch1_cutoff = 0 set gyro_notch2_hz = 0 set gyro_notch2_cutoff = 0 set gyro_calib_duration = 125 set gyro_calib_noise_limit = 48 set gyro_offset_yaw = 0 set gyro_overflow_detect = ALL set yaw_spin_recovery = AUTO set yaw_spin_threshold = 1950 set gyro_to_use = FIRST set dyn_notch_width_percent = 8 set dyn_notch_q = 120 set dyn_notch_min_hz = 150 set dyn_notch_max_hz = 600 set dyn_lpf_gyro_min_hz = 200 set dyn_lpf_gyro_max_hz = 500 set gyro_filter_debug_axis = ROLL set acc_hardware = AUTO set acc_lpf_hz = 10 set acc_trim_pitch = 0 set acc_trim_roll = 0 set acc_calibration = 0,0,0,0 set align_mag = DEFAULT set mag_align_roll = 0 set mag_align_pitch = 0 set mag_align_yaw = 0 set mag_bustype = SPI set mag_i2c_device = 0 set mag_i2c_address = 0 set mag_spi_device = 0 set mag_hardware = NONE set mag_declination = 0 set mag_calibration = 0,0,0 set baro_bustype = SPI set baro_spi_device = 0 set baro_i2c_device = 0 set baro_i2c_address = 0 set baro_hardware = NONE set baro_tab_size = 21 set baro_noise_lpf = 600 set baro_cf_vel = 985 set mid_rc = 1500 set min_check = 1050 set max_check = 1900 set rssi_channel = 0 set rssi_src_frame_errors = OFF set rssi_scale = 100 set rssi_offset = 0 set rssi_invert = OFF set rssi_src_frame_lpf_period = 30 set rc_interp = AUTO set rc_interp_ch = RPYT set rc_interp_int = 19 set rc_smoothing_type = FILTER set rc_smoothing_input_hz = 0 set rc_smoothing_derivative_hz = 0 set rc_smoothing_debug_axis = ROLL set rc_smoothing_input_type = BIQUAD set rc_smoothing_derivative_type = AUTO set rc_smoothing_auto_smoothness = 10 set fpv_mix_degrees = 0 set max_aux_channels = 14 set serialrx_provider = SBUS set serialrx_inverted = OFF set spektrum_sat_bind = 0 set spektrum_sat_bind_autoreset = ON set srxl2_unit_id = 1 set srxl2_baud_fast = ON set sbus_baud_fast = OFF set crsf_use_rx_snr = OFF set airmode_start_throttle_percent = 25 set rx_min_usec = 885 set rx_max_usec = 2115 set serialrx_halfduplex = OFF set rx_spi_protocol = V202_250K set rx_spi_bus = 0 set rx_spi_led_inversion = OFF set adc_device = 3 set adc_vrefint_calibration = 0 set adc_tempsensor_calibration30 = 0 set adc_tempsensor_calibration110 = 0 set input_filtering_mode = OFF set blackbox_p_ratio = 32 set blackbox_device = SPIFLASH set blackbox_record_acc = ON set blackbox_mode = NORMAL set min_throttle = 1070 set max_throttle = 2000 set min_command = 1000 set dshot_idle_value = 550 set dshot_burst = ON set dshot_bidir = OFF set dshot_bitbang = AUTO set dshot_bitbang_timer = AUTO set use_unsynced_pwm = OFF set motor_pwm_protocol = DSHOT600 set motor_pwm_rate = 480 set motor_pwm_inversion = OFF set motor_poles = 14 set thr_corr_value = 0 set thr_corr_angle = 800 set failsafe_delay = 4 set failsafe_off_delay = 10 set failsafe_throttle = 1000 set failsafe_switch_mode = STAGE1 set failsafe_throttle_low_delay = 100 set failsafe_procedure = DROP set failsafe_recovery_delay = 20 set failsafe_stick_threshold = 30 set align_board_roll = 0 set align_board_pitch = 0 set align_board_yaw = 0 set gimbal_mode = NORMAL set bat_capacity = 0 set vbat_max_cell_voltage = 430 set vbat_full_cell_voltage = 410 set vbat_min_cell_voltage = 330 set vbat_warning_cell_voltage = 350 set vbat_hysteresis = 1 set current_meter = ADC set battery_meter = ADC set vbat_detect_cell_voltage = 300 set use_vbat_alerts = ON set use_cbat_alerts = OFF set cbat_alert_percent = 10 set vbat_cutoff_percent = 100 set force_battery_cell_count = 0 set vbat_display_lpf_period = 30 set vbat_sag_lpf_period = 2 set ibat_lpf_period = 10 set vbat_duration_for_warning = 0 set vbat_duration_for_critical = 0 set vbat_scale = 110 set vbat_divider = 10 set vbat_multiplier = 1 set ibata_scale = 400 set ibata_offset = 0 set ibatv_scale = 0 set ibatv_offset = 0 set beeper_inversion = ON set beeper_od = OFF set beeper_frequency = 0 set beeper_dshot_beacon_tone = 1 set yaw_motors_reversed = OFF set crashflip_motor_percent = 0 set crashflip_expo = 35 set 3d_deadband_low = 1406 set 3d_deadband_high = 1514 set 3d_neutral = 1460 set 3d_deadband_throttle = 50 set 3d_limit_low = 1000 set 3d_limit_high = 2000 set 3d_switched_mode = OFF set servo_center_pulse = 1500 set servo_pwm_rate = 50 set servo_lowpass_hz = 0 set tri_unarmed_servo = ON set channel_forwarding_start = 4 set reboot_character = 82 set serial_update_rate_hz = 100 set imu_dcm_kp = 2500 set imu_dcm_ki = 0 set small_angle = 25 set auto_disarm_delay = 5 set gyro_cal_on_first_arm = OFF set gps_provider = NMEA set gps_sbas_mode = NONE set gps_sbas_integrity = OFF set gps_auto_config = ON set gps_auto_baud = OFF set gps_ublox_use_galileo = OFF set gps_ublox_mode = AIRBORNE set gps_set_home_point_once = OFF set gps_use_3d_speed = OFF set gps_rescue_angle = 32 set gps_rescue_initial_alt = 50 set gps_rescue_descent_dist = 200 set gps_rescue_landing_alt = 5 set gps_rescue_landing_dist = 10 set gps_rescue_ground_speed = 2000 set gps_rescue_throttle_p = 150 set gps_rescue_throttle_i = 20 set gps_rescue_throttle_d = 50 set gps_rescue_velocity_p = 80 set gps_rescue_velocity_i = 20 set gps_rescue_velocity_d = 15 set gps_rescue_yaw_p = 40 set gps_rescue_throttle_min = 1100 set gps_rescue_throttle_max = 1600 set gps_rescue_ascend_rate = 500 set gps_rescue_descend_rate = 150 set gps_rescue_throttle_hover = 1280 set gps_rescue_sanity_checks = RESCUE_SANITY_ON set gps_rescue_min_sats = 8 set gps_rescue_min_dth = 100 set gps_rescue_allow_arming_without_fix = OFF set gps_rescue_alt_mode = MAX_ALT set gps_rescue_use_mag = ON set deadband = 0 set yaw_deadband = 0 set yaw_control_reversed = OFF set pid_process_denom = 1 set runaway_takeoff_prevention = ON set runaway_takeoff_deactivate_delay = 500 set runaway_takeoff_deactivate_throttle_percent = 20 set thrust_linear = 0 set transient_throttle_limit = 0 set tlm_inverted = OFF set tlm_halfduplex = ON set frsky_default_lat = 0 set frsky_default_long = 0 set frsky_gps_format = 0 set frsky_unit = IMPERIAL set frsky_vfas_precision = 0 set hott_alarm_int = 5 set pid_in_tlm = OFF set report_cell_voltage = OFF set ibus_sensor = 1,2,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set mavlink_mah_as_heading_divisor = 0 set telemetry_disabled_voltage = OFF set telemetry_disabled_current = OFF set telemetry_disabled_fuel = OFF set telemetry_disabled_mode = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_x = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_y = OFF set telemetry_disabled_acc_z = OFF set telemetry_disabled_pitch = OFF set telemetry_disabled_roll = OFF set telemetry_disabled_heading = OFF set telemetry_disabled_altitude = OFF set telemetry_disabled_vario = OFF set telemetry_disabled_lat_long = OFF set telemetry_disabled_ground_speed = OFF set telemetry_disabled_distance = OFF set telemetry_disabled_esc_current = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_voltage = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_rpm = ON set telemetry_disabled_esc_temperature = ON set telemetry_disabled_temperature = OFF set ledstrip_visual_beeper = OFF set ledstrip_visual_beeper_color = WHITE set ledstrip_grb_rgb = GRB set ledstrip_profile = STATUS set ledstrip_race_color = ORANGE set ledstrip_beacon_color = WHITE set ledstrip_beacon_period_ms = 500 set ledstrip_beacon_percent = 50 set ledstrip_beacon_armed_only = OFF set sdcard_detect_inverted = OFF set sdcard_mode = OFF set sdcard_dma = OFF set sdcard_spi_bus = 0 set sdio_clk_bypass = OFF set sdio_use_cache = OFF set sdio_use_4bit_width = OFF set osd_units = METRIC set osd_warn_arming_disable = ON set osd_warn_batt_not_full = ON set osd_warn_batt_warning = ON set osd_warn_batt_critical = ON set osd_warn_visual_beeper = ON set osd_warn_crash_flip = ON set osd_warn_esc_fail = ON set osd_warn_core_temp = ON set osd_warn_rc_smoothing = ON set osd_warn_fail_safe = ON set osd_warn_launch_control = ON set osd_warn_no_gps_rescue = ON set osd_warn_gps_rescue_disabled = ON set osd_warn_rssi = OFF set osd_warn_link_quality = OFF set osd_warn_over_cap = OFF set osd_rssi_alarm = 20 set osd_link_quality_alarm = 80 set osd_rssi_dbm_alarm = -60 set osd_cap_alarm = 2200 set osd_alt_alarm = 100 set osd_distance_alarm = 0 set osd_esc_temp_alarm = -128 set osd_esc_rpm_alarm = -1 set osd_esc_current_alarm = -1 set osd_core_temp_alarm = 70 set osd_ah_max_pit = 20 set osd_ah_max_rol = 40 set osd_ah_invert = OFF set osd_logo_on_arming = OFF set osd_logo_on_arming_duration = 5 set osd_tim1 = 2560 set osd_tim2 = 2561 set osd_vbat_pos = 234 set osd_rssi_pos = 234 set osd_link_quality_pos = 234 set osd_rssi_dbm_pos = 234 set osd_tim_1_pos = 234 set osd_tim_2_pos = 234 set osd_remaining_time_estimate_pos = 234 set osd_flymode_pos = 234 set osd_anti_gravity_pos = 234 set osd_g_force_pos = 234 set osd_throttle_pos = 234 set osd_vtx_channel_pos = 234 set osd_crosshairs_pos = 205 set osd_ah_sbar_pos = 206 set osd_ah_pos = 78 set osd_current_pos = 234 set osd_mah_drawn_pos = 234 set osd_motor_diag_pos = 234 set osd_craft_name_pos = 234 set osd_display_name_pos = 234 set osd_gps_speed_pos = 234 set osd_gps_lon_pos = 234 set osd_gps_lat_pos = 234 set osd_gps_sats_pos = 234 set osd_home_dir_pos = 234 set osd_home_dist_pos = 234 set osd_flight_dist_pos = 234 set osd_compass_bar_pos = 234 set osd_altitude_pos = 234 set osd_pid_roll_pos = 234 set osd_pid_pitch_pos = 234 set osd_pid_yaw_pos = 234 set osd_debug_pos = 234 set osd_power_pos = 234 set osd_pidrate_profile_pos = 234 set osd_warnings_pos = 14665 set osd_avg_cell_voltage_pos = 234 set osd_pit_ang_pos = 234 set osd_rol_ang_pos = 234 set osd_battery_usage_pos = 234 set osd_disarmed_pos = 234 set osd_nheading_pos = 234 set osd_nvario_pos = 234 set osd_esc_tmp_pos = 234 set osd_esc_rpm_pos = 234 set osd_esc_rpm_freq_pos = 234 set osd_rtc_date_time_pos = 234 set osd_adjustment_range_pos = 234 set osd_flip_arrow_pos = 234 set osd_core_temp_pos = 234 set osd_log_status_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_left_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_right_pos = 234 set osd_stick_overlay_radio_mode = 2 set osd_rate_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_pid_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_profile_name_pos = 234 set osd_rcchannels_pos = 234 set osd_camera_frame_pos = 35 set osd_efficiency_pos = 234 set osd_stat_rtc_date_time = OFF set osd_stat_tim_1 = OFF set osd_stat_tim_2 = ON set osd_stat_max_spd = ON set osd_stat_max_dist = OFF set osd_stat_min_batt = ON set osd_stat_endbatt = OFF set osd_stat_battery = OFF set osd_stat_min_rssi = ON set osd_stat_max_curr = ON set osd_stat_used_mah = ON set osd_stat_max_alt = OFF set osd_stat_bbox = ON set osd_stat_bb_no = ON set osd_stat_max_g_force = OFF set osd_stat_max_esc_temp = OFF set osd_stat_max_esc_rpm = OFF set osd_stat_min_link_quality = OFF set osd_stat_flight_dist = OFF set osd_stat_max_fft = OFF set osd_stat_total_flights = OFF set osd_stat_total_time = OFF set osd_stat_total_dist = OFF set osd_stat_min_rssi_dbm = OFF set osd_profile = 1 set osd_profile_1_name = - set osd_profile_2_name = - set osd_profile_3_name = - set osd_gps_sats_show_hdop = OFF set osd_displayport_device = MAX7456 set osd_rcchannels = -1,-1,-1,-1 set osd_camera_frame_width = 24 set osd_camera_frame_height = 11 set system_hse_mhz = 0 set task_statistics = ON set debug_mode = NONE set rate_6pos_switch = OFF set cpu_overclock = OFF set pwr_on_arm_grace = 5 set scheduler_optimize_rate = AUTO set enable_stick_arming = OFF set vtx_band = 0 set vtx_channel = 0 set vtx_power = 0 set vtx_low_power_disarm = OFF set vtx_freq = 0 set vtx_pit_mode_freq = 0 set vtx_halfduplex = ON set vtx_spi_bus = 0 set vcd_video_system = AUTO set vcd_h_offset = 0 set vcd_v_offset = 0 set max7456_clock = DEFAULT set max7456_spi_bus = 2 set max7456_preinit_opu = OFF set displayport_msp_col_adjust = 0 set displayport_msp_row_adjust = 0 set displayport_msp_serial = 0 set displayport_msp_attrs = 0,0,0,0 set displayport_msp_use_device_blink = OFF set displayport_max7456_col_adjust = 0 set displayport_max7456_row_adjust = 0 set displayport_max7456_inv = OFF set displayport_max7456_blk = 0 set displayport_max7456_wht = 2 set esc_sensor_halfduplex = OFF set esc_sensor_current_offset = 0 set frsky_spi_autobind = OFF set frsky_spi_tx_id = 0,0 set frsky_spi_offset = 0 set frsky_spi_bind_hop_data = 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set frsky_x_rx_num = 0 set frsky_spi_a1_source = VBAT set cc2500_spi_chip_detect = ON set led_inversion = 0 set dashboard_i2c_bus = 0 set dashboard_i2c_addr = 60 set camera_control_mode = HARDWARE_PWM set camera_control_ref_voltage = 330 set camera_control_key_delay = 180 set camera_control_internal_resistance = 470 set camera_control_button_resistance = 450,270,150,68,0 set camera_control_inverted = OFF set rangefinder_hardware = NONE set pinio_config = 129,1,1,1 set pinio_box = 0,255,255,255 set usb_hid_cdc = OFF set usb_msc_pin_pullup = ON set flash_spi_bus = 3 set rcdevice_init_dev_attempts = 6 set rcdevice_init_dev_attempt_interval = 1000 set rcdevice_protocol_version = 0 set rcdevice_feature = 0 set gyro_1_bustype = SPI set gyro_1_spibus = 1 set gyro_1_i2cBus = 0 set gyro_1_i2c_address = 0 set gyro_1_sensor_align = CW180 set gyro_1_align_roll = 0 set gyro_1_align_pitch = 0 set gyro_1_align_yaw = 1800 set gyro_2_bustype = SPI set gyro_2_spibus = 0 set gyro_2_i2cBus = 0 set gyro_2_i2c_address = 0 set gyro_2_sensor_align = CW0 set gyro_2_align_roll = 0 set gyro_2_align_pitch = 0 set gyro_2_align_yaw = 0 set i2c1_pullup = OFF set i2c1_overclock = ON set i2c2_pullup = OFF set i2c2_overclock = ON set i2c3_pullup = OFF set i2c3_overclock = ON set mco2_on_pc9 = OFF set timezone_offset_minutes = 0 set gyro_rpm_notch_harmonics = 3 set gyro_rpm_notch_q = 500 set gyro_rpm_notch_min = 100 set dterm_rpm_notch_harmonics = 0 set dterm_rpm_notch_q = 500 set dterm_rpm_notch_min = 100 set rpm_notch_lpf = 150 set flysky_spi_tx_id = 0 set flysky_spi_rf_channels = 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 set stats = OFF set stats_total_flights = 0 set stats_total_time_s = 0 set stats_total_dist_m = 0 set name = - set display_name = - set position_alt_source = DEFAULT set box_user_1_name = - set box_user_2_name = - set box_user_3_name = - set box_user_4_name = - profile 0 # profile 0 set profile_name = - set dyn_lpf_dterm_min_hz = 70 set dyn_lpf_dterm_max_hz = 170 set dyn_lpf_dterm_curve_expo = 5 set dterm_lowpass_type = PT1 set dterm_lowpass_hz = 150 set dterm_lowpass2_type = PT1 set dterm_lowpass2_hz = 150 set dterm_notch_hz = 0 set dterm_notch_cutoff = 0 set vbat_pid_gain = OFF set vbat_sag_compensation = 0 set pid_at_min_throttle = ON set anti_gravity_mode = SMOOTH set anti_gravity_threshold = 250 set anti_gravity_gain = 3500 set feedforward_transition = 0 set acc_limit_yaw = 0 set acc_limit = 0 set crash_dthreshold = 50 set crash_gthreshold = 400 set crash_setpoint_threshold = 350 set crash_time = 500 set crash_delay = 0 set crash_recovery_angle = 10 set crash_recovery_rate = 100 set crash_limit_yaw = 200 set crash_recovery = OFF set iterm_rotation = OFF set iterm_relax = RP set iterm_relax_type = SETPOINT set iterm_relax_cutoff = 15 set iterm_windup = 100 set iterm_limit = 400 set pidsum_limit = 500 set pidsum_limit_yaw = 400 set yaw_lowpass_hz = 0 set throttle_boost = 5 set throttle_boost_cutoff = 15 set acro_trainer_angle_limit = 20 set acro_trainer_lookahead_ms = 50 set acro_trainer_debug_axis = ROLL set acro_trainer_gain = 75 set p_pitch = 46 set i_pitch = 90 set d_pitch = 38 set f_pitch = 95 set p_roll = 42 set i_roll = 85 set d_roll = 35 set f_roll = 90 set p_yaw = 45 set i_yaw = 90 set d_yaw = 0 set f_yaw = 90 set angle_level_strength = 50 set horizon_level_strength = 50 set horizon_transition = 75 set level_limit = 55 set horizon_tilt_effect = 75 set horizon_tilt_expert_mode = OFF set abs_control_gain = 0 set abs_control_limit = 90 set abs_control_error_limit = 20 set abs_control_cutoff = 11 set use_integrated_yaw = OFF set integrated_yaw_relax = 200 set d_min_roll = 23 set d_min_pitch = 25 set d_min_yaw = 0 set d_min_boost_gain = 37 set d_min_advance = 20 set motor_output_limit = 100 set auto_profile_cell_count = 0 set launch_control_mode = NORMAL set launch_trigger_allow_reset = ON set launch_trigger_throttle_percent = 20 set launch_angle_limit = 0 set launch_control_gain = 40 set ff_interpolate_sp = AVERAGED_2 set ff_spike_limit = 60 set ff_max_rate_limit = 100 set ff_smooth_factor = 37 set ff_boost = 15 set idle_min_rpm = 0 set idle_adjustment_speed = 50 set idle_p = 50 set idle_pid_limit = 200 set idle_max_increase = 150 set level_race_mode = OFF rateprofile 0 # rateprofile 0 set rateprofile_name = - set thr_mid = 50 set thr_expo = 0 set rates_type = BETAFLIGHT set roll_rc_rate = 100 set pitch_rc_rate = 100 set yaw_rc_rate = 100 set roll_expo = 0 set pitch_expo = 0 set yaw_expo = 0 set roll_srate = 70 set pitch_srate = 70 set yaw_srate = 70 set tpa_rate = 65 set tpa_breakpoint = 1350 set tpa_mode = D set throttle_limit_type = OFF set throttle_limit_percent = 100 set roll_rate_limit = 1998 set pitch_rate_limit = 1998 set yaw_rate_limit = 1998 # end the command batch batch end 
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2020.09.25 17:03 CrumbAllowances The Rumour XI of players linked to Manchester United

Hi everyone!
The transfer window always seems to be an exceptionally difficult one for Man United fans. Not only does our recruitment team regularly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by turning open-and-shut transfers to drawn out 'sagas', but every two-bit agent desperate to get their client a new contract or tabloid seeking to fill its back pages bandies the club's name about with abandon. Over the years, we have seen countless players linked to the club, with some links more spurious than others. As such, this is my attempt to create the Manchester United Ultimate Rumour XI - a team of players linked to us only by transfer rumour and gossip.
In general, my criteria to make the team is two-fold - 1) how good was the player and 2) how intense were the rumours? Intensity of rumour involves both quantity (how often you were linked to United) and quality (how 'reliable' the rumours were). Also, the following categories of player are disqualified from the list.
  1. Those who joined United eventually after a prolonged rumour churn (Ander Herrera, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sanch ... oh.)
  2. Those who United made an approach for, but were rebuffed by the player or club (Ivan Perisic, Erling Haaland, Sergio Ramos)
  3. Those who United made a successful approach for, but eventually chose not to sign for some godforsaken reason (Thiago, Toni Kroos, [sad clown noises])
The XI also entirely comes from the post-Fergie era. This is due to a number of factors - the recency effect, the insane proliferation of bullshit transfer rumours in the SEO and social media age, and the general perception that Fergie and Gill/Kenyon were far more competent in securing targets. So without further preamble ...
GK - Jasper Cillessen
So this list doesn't start very auspiciously. Is this really the best goalkeeper we have been linked with? As far as I can tell in my limited Google research, the answer is yes. The reason behind this is simple - we've had an all-time great number 1 for about a decade now. Even now when DDG appears to be slipping, there's a perfect replacement in Henderson right behind him. But cast your mind back to the 2015 transfer window, when De Gea was a dodgy fax machine away from joining Real Madrid. With Louis van Gaal as manager, a year after his Dutch team made 3rd place at the World Cup, it made sense that Cillessen would replace the departing de Gea. Of course, Dave stayed, and Cillessen moved on to sit on the bench at Barcelona for three years before moving on to Valencia. There were minor rumours of us making a move for him in 2019 before de Gea signed his new contract, but I think it's safe to say that Jasper Cillessen will not be rocking up between the Old Trafford sticks any time soon.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/11673982/Who-is-Manchester-United-target-Jasper-Cillessen.html
RB - Fabinho
Yes I know, he's primarily known as a defensive midfielder with the scum, but prior to that move, Fabinho was a more than competent right back for Rio Ave and occasionally played that role for Monaco. Plus we really have not been linked to many good right backs, and signed the last one we were linked with, so he is the best choice. There was a good amount of buzz about Fabinho joining United back in the summer 2018, when it was clear that Jose Mourinho was looking for a defensive midfielder. However, this gossip largely came from foreign sources, including a bona fide Tier 1 in Bouhafsi, with English Tier 1s and 2s insisting that Mourinho's real targets were Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier. As we now know, the English sources were correct, United signed Matic, and Fabinho moved on to some other club and never did anything worthwhile with his career ever again.
Sample Transfer Rumour (with Bouhafsi tweet embedded) - https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/man-united-fabinho-161193
LB - Danny Rose
Back in 2017, Danny Rose made waves by criticising Spurs' transfer policy, calling on the club to stop signing 'players you have to Google'. This, along with reported dissatisfaction with Tottenham's low wage ceiling, compatriot Kyle Walker's mega-millions move to Manchester City, and a supposed desire to return to the north of England, led to a spate of transfer rumours linking him to United. Not only was he England's starting left back, but he was precisely what the club had been looking for since Evra left - pacy, exciting, and equally competent in attack and defence. Plus, Jose Mourinho was famously unconvinced by Luke Shaw, so this was a move that made all the sense in the world. However, said move never materialised, most likely because a Daniel Levy-Ed Woodward negotiation would have been a total massacre. Rose has continued to mouth off at Spurs over the years, and against all odds still remains contracted to them, barring an unsuccessful six month loan to Newcastle in January 2020.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2712476-manchester-united-transfer-news-danny-rose-interest-reported-latest-rumours
CB - Ezequiel Garay
The mascot (along with the players in AM and RW) of this team, Garay is the rare player in this list who dates back to the Fergie era, and proceeded to be linked to us for what feels like time immemorial. The majority of these rumours came from Portuguese sources (renowned for their unreliability) stemming from his time in Benfica, though he would continue to be linked to us even after moving to Zenit and Valencia. Looking back, it seemed like Garay probably had a hell of an agent who knew that tossing our name into any situation would get him attention or a new contract, but the player himself actually claimed in 2013 that he was set to join United until Fergie left and Moyes took over. It's also unsurprising that the Garay rumour had legs for so long, considering that we seem to be perennially looking for a left footed ball playing centre back. Thank goodness that position is no longer a problem, eh?
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3956/transfer-zone/2013/10/14/4332222/garay-moyes-closed-down-manchester-united-move
CB - Toby Alderweireld
As Jose Mourinho entered his now infamously tumultuous third season in the summer of 2018, he felt that his 2nd place squad was a ball-playing centre back away from a true title challenge. There were two rumoured targets - Harry Maguire of Leicester City, who would cost crazy money, and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur, who could cost crazy money but for two reasons - he was already 29, and there was a 25 million pound release clause on his contract that would kick in next season. Surely it wouldn't be that difficult to convince Daniel Levy, a man who has the words 'financial prudence' tattooed on his chest, to part with an asset that would rapidly depreciate in value? Apparently the answer was no, and United never made an approach for Alderweireld, or for any centre back. Jose Mourinho flamed out spectacularly, Alderweireld signed a new deal at Spurs (thus removing the release clause), and the two eventually ended up together, except in white instead of red.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/21/jose-mourinho-targers-summer-move-for-toby-alderweireld-manchester-united-tottenham-hotspur
CM - Sergej Milinković-Savić
This one has been rumbling on for a few years now, and will probably continue chugging along the next time Paul Pogba has a bad run of form or Mino Raiola says something incendiary. The SMS transfer rumour has always been inherently linked to the Pogba one. It's the typical 2+2=5 bullshit of silly season. Pogba wants out. SMS is a physically imposing midfielder with no lack of technical skill. Hey, just like Pogba! So this means Manchester United must be looking to sign Milinković-Savić to replace the outgoing Pogba, right? Right? The only snag to this, of course, is that Pogba still remains at Man United, is rumoured to be discussing an extension to his contract, while SMS continues to perform impressively at Lazio. This rumour has been peddled by no less of an authority than Gianluca Di Marzio, who, in one of his most shameful moments, put up on his website in 2019 that we were going to bid 80 million euros for SMS only to surreptitiously take it down a few hours later.
Sample Transfer Rumour (reporting on the Di Marzio report) - http://thepeoplesperson.com/2019/07/12/gianluca-di-marzio-manchester-united-ready-to-launch-e80m-sergej-milinkovic-savic-bid-207850/
CM - Arturo Vidal
Oh this one stings. Prior to the signing of Pogba, central midfield was a giant gaping hole in the club, with the early promise of Cleverley and Anderson not paying off. Ander Herrera was signed and Michael Carrick was still his usual reliable self, but there was little beyond them and the still-yet-to-convince Marouane Fellaini. Arturo Vidal was one of the best midfielders in the world, and had been fantastic for Jorge Sampaoli's Chilean team at the World Cup. Here was the player United had been needing for a long time, a midfielder with the dynamism, technique and mentality not seen since the young Roy Keane. However, regardless of all the buzz (and Juventus's seeming willingness to well), United never made a move, possibly because Vidal was coming off a serious knee injury and his all-action style would not be a good fit for LVG's possession-based football. The Vidal rumour shockingly resurfaced this(!) year, but it was largely pushed by shit-tier sources, and the Chilean has now secured a move to Inter, where he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing with Ashley Young.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/18/arturo-vidal-manchester-united-louis-van-gaal-juventus
AM - Wesley Sneijder
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Wesley Sneijder. Like Garay, the rumour began in the Fergie-era, where rumours linked him to United as part of a swap-deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. This particular rumour proceeded to churn for the better part of a decade with less and less relevance each time. van Gaal is United manager? Hey guess what, Sneijder was in his Dutch team! He's definitely coming now! Mourinho is United manager? Well didn't they win a treble together? He's definitely coming now! The utter ridiculousness of this rumour can best be encapsulated by the fact that it kept going even when Sneijder was at Galatasaray, clearly far below United's (and his own former) level, and looking increasingly more injury-prone. Yet the bullshit was non-stop, and now that Wesley is retired (and looking pretty chunky), I can't wait to hear in three months how we are looking to sign him to be our mythical Director of Football.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/8542407/wesley-sneijder-claims-inter-milan-prevented-him-from-joining-manchester-united
RW - Nicolas Gaitan
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Nicolas Gaitan. One major reason why people on this sub roll their eyes at A Bola and Record comes from the neverending stream of Gaitan bullshit, which would flow invariably from Portuguese 'sources' and be washed down downstream to English 'sources' like The S*n and The Daily Fail. Like Garay and Sneijder, this rumour was pushed in at least three different eras of United, from Fergie to Moyes to LVG, with Gaitan's agent seemingly desperate to get him out of Benfica and to a club in Europe's top leagues. He eventually got his wish and left for Atletico Madrid in 2016, when wouldn't you know it, the rumours linking him to United magically stopped. Frankly, I think most fans would jump for joy if we did sign 2012 Gaitan, a tricky left-footed right winger with great control and a wicked cross. Instead, we got someone much better on the right, the famed Novalue Inthe Market, who I'm sure will excite us all this season.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2015-2016/manchester-united-transfer-news-nicolas-gaitan-drops-manchester-united-hint_sto4830163/story.shtml
CF - Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann never made his desire to leave Atletico Madrid subtle in 2017, telling the press he had a six in ten chance of joining Man United, talking up his discussions with Paul Pogba about the club, and having his brother be a hype man for the move that seemed bound to happen. Griezmann looked like the perfect signing - he was possibly the third best player in the world, a player who had both silk and steel, with no shortage of ability while also being tempered in the fires of Diego Simeone's ferocious Atletico side. Best of all? He was relatively affordable, with an 87 million pound release clause - a mere pittance for one of the richest clubs in the world to land a bona fide global superstar. The player wanted to go, United were interested, Atletico had no say in the matter ... so why did this never come to fruition? The answer was complicated. Atletico was under a yearlong transfer ban, and out of a sense of loyalty, Griezmann decided to stay with them for another year until they could adequately replace him. This rejection after such obvious flirtation seemed to turn us away for good, and the Alexis Sanchez transfer further left a sour taste about bringing in high class mercenaries who were not fully committed to playing for the club. Griezmann ended up moving to Barcelona in a move that has benefitted no one involved - the player has never looked the same and ended up being benched, Barcelona failed to get value out of their big money signing, and Atletico has failed to replace his obvious quality up front. Add to that the animosity of the transfer itself (Atletico announced it early just to prevent Griezmann from launching another hype video), and perhaps it was for the best that we stayed far away from this one.
Sample Transfer Rumour (the 'six out of ten' quote, given a week before he signed his new Atletico deal) - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/antoine-griezmann-six-out-of-10-chance-move-atletico-madrid
LW - Cristiano Ronaldo
And last, but certainly not the least, we have the only player who has ever played in Manchester United colours. Not just that, but also one of the finest ever to rock up at Old Trafford, hell, one of the greatest players in the history of football. Still beloved in these parts for his starring role in one of Fergie's all time greatest teams, the rumour that Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way back 'home' started almost immediately after he left. After all, in contrast to the unconditional love he received around these parts, the Real Madrid fans were not shy about letting Ronaldo know when he failed to meet up to their sky-high standards, even greeting perceived lazy or selfish performances with boos. For all the adoration we gave him and the fondness he seems to have for the club, Ronaldo (with assistance from Jorge Mendes) has never been shy about using us as leverage to wrangle a new contract from Real or to simply remind them that he held all the cards and could leave any time. Furthermore, thanks to Ed Woodward's lust for galactico signings, it was never very difficult for Cristiano to string us along like a lovelorn teenager. It says something about how tiresome this rumour got that when he finally left Real, United were barely in the mix, with ridiculously quick statements in the press about how we were not interested. Turns out that Woodward can actually move at speed when it's to turn down a transfer instead of making one. Ronnie's now at Juventus, still trying to win another Champions League to solidify his case as being the best player of all time. We will probably never see him wearing our jersey again, barring the odd post-retirement charity game. Oh well. 'Tis better to have love and lost.
Sample Transfer Rumour (featuring Uncle Pat adding more fuel to the Ronaldo return fire) - https://www.football365.com/news/cristiano-ronaldo-man-utd-return-transfer-alex-ferguson-retired
So that's the team. The obvious missing piece is Bale, but I figured Griezmann was a better inclusion because of how shamelessly he flirted with us. I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know if there's anyone else I'm missing or if I was inaccurate with any details (had to dredge up a lot from memory and Google searches).
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2020.09.25 16:00 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0171

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE
There were long days. There were bad days. And then there were really long, really bad days that left one feeling like nothing but shit.
Today was one of those last ones for Lucas. It had started off bad and gone downhill fast. The only positive in the whole damn thing was that he finally found out just how right his instincts were about his LT. But even that soured with the knowledge that if he’d just ignored Charlotte’s pleading years ago when the Lt first assaulted her, all of the evil that that man and his brother caused since could have been avoided.
And then Angelo would not have had to go through what he did.
The process of charging Leonard Mayliss was ludicrously simple since everything was caught on the security camera. Even the paperwork involving the official arrest went smoothly. But then, the interrogation (aka inquisition) of 1PP’s high command began, and he had neither Detective Nascerdios nor Detective Quail there with him. Quail was still on her man-hunt for the Harris brothers, and God knows where the fuck Daniel took off to after the arrest, but he sure didn’t hang around 1PP long.
Lucas diverted as much as he could to the two absent detectives, but High Command wasn’t interested in the opinions and reviews of the detectives officially linked to the case. They wanted to know how a beat cop from the Fifth seemed to know more about the case than they did.
He answered their questions as honestly as he could and held nothing back, receiving in a dressing down for not reporting Lieutenant Harris at the time of the incident and another for not realising Angelo’s involvement before now. After hours of relentless grilling, he finally snapped and asked if he needed his rep to be present because as far as he was concerned, he’d done nothing wrong.
Things wrapped up quickly after that point, and he was dismissed for the evening. Shortest promotion in history, he mused to himself, as he went to check on both Mason and Angelo on his way home. But that part didn’t bother him. With the Harris’ out of the way, he could climb the ranks of the NYPD in his own time.
Because he was still in uniform, the officers with Mason let him in to see his roommate. Mason was fast asleep, so after watching him for a few minutes, he left more upbeat than when he went in. “As a heads up,” he said to the two officers manning the door. “The other witness in this case, had an attempt made on his life because someone came in dressed like a doctor. Don’t trust anyone.”
“Nice of you to tell us that after you went in.”
Lucas was unrepentant. “I wanted to see him.” He tapped his forefinger against his hat at them in farewell and made his way to the ICU, where surprisingly, he was permitted straight through to Angelo’s room once his identity had been confirmed. So maybe he wasn’t on 1PP’s shit list after all. Unlike Mason, Angelo just looked unconscious. If it wasn’t for the fact that he was breathing, he was pale enough to be dead. He’d lost a lot of blood on top of whatever else that poison did to him.
It almost made him want to go back to 1PP and say to Mayliss’ guard, “Here. Hold my badge.” But being a cop was all he ever wanted, and he wouldn’t throw it away on a little gratuitous revenge.
He left the hospital and caught the subway home, still mulling things over as he walked the last few blocks to his front door. “The first thing I’m gonna do when I get upstairs is grab a beer,” he murmured to himself as he let himself in the front door and made his way up the stairs.
Living on the second floor made the elevator ridiculous in his mind. Though he certainly wouldn’t have said no to it when they lived on the ninth. Which brought up another point of interest: How long were they all going to be living in Llyr’s? He was the Nascerdios who was usually situated over in San Francisco. A three-story mansion, not including the two sub-levels or the underground car park. Back when Llyr didn’t pass Lucas’ sniff test, he’d found Llyr’s address and used Google Maps to have a look at the place from the outside. Very, very fancy, and Miss W would absolutely hate it.
But that wasn’t his problem, and he had enough of his own.
He slid his key into the apartment door and let himself in. “Hey, I’m home,” he called out, just like he always did.
The lack of response was weird. Usually, someone was milling around somewhere to shout back a greeting. Lucas sat on the stool and unlaced his boots, noticing that both Boyd’s sneakers and work boots were in the pile. So at the very least, the big guy was home. Sam’s Givenchy sneakers that Lucas thought they were going to have to surgically separate him from when he died were also amongst the pile.
Just as noticeably, the flip-flops Robbie had been wearing all day were absent. He hadn’t been at the hospital either, which would’ve been his next guess. Failing both of those, he’d probably gone back to work off some steam.
Not a bad idea. He might do the same in his new room. Oooor … he could fall into bed and catch up on sleep. He’d make his decision after his first beer.
As was his habit, he went to check on Sam first. As the youngest member of the household, he might have been in his twenties, but he still had a lot of growing up to do, and Lucas still saw him more as a high schooler than a college near-graduate.
He caught sight of the piece of paper taped to Sam’s door before he could read the words.
“Stay out. Leave Sam alone, gentlemen. Ivy.”
His hand froze at his shoulder and then lowered to his side again. If Miss W said to leave him alone, he was going to leave well enough alone.
On his way to their side of the apartment, he detoured past the fridge and grabbed a cold Bud, tossing the lid in the sink behind him. The trash was now kept out of sight in one of the cupboards under the sink, and he didn’t feel like backpedalling. He’d fix it up later.
He took his first swig at the laundry area and the second and third down the hallway. “Knock-knock,” he said, rapping the back of one knuckle against Boyd’s door.
He heard the roll of a chair right behind the door, and then the door opened. Boyd was still sitting in a wheeled chair which he pushed back with his heels to open the door fully. “Hey,” he said sheepishly.
Something was off. Lucas looked past him to where three blocks of wood and a packet of tools sat in the middle of the unmade bed. To his left, he saw a built-in table with a spread of food that quickly reminded him he hadn’t eaten all day.
He saw Boyd twist his head to follow his gaze and chuckle at him. “Here,” his roommate said, passing him the wrapped turkey and salad roll that had been made big enough to dwarf a works hotdog. “Start with that.” Boyd’s eyes went to Lucas’ beer and he huffed a sharp sigh.
“I can get you one while I’m up,” Lucas offered, tipping the bottom of his bottle towards the kitchen.
“Nah, I can’t have a beer at the moment.”
Why not? It was on the tip of his tongue to ask, but he knew the direct route was also the direct way to get Boyd to shut down, hard.
He took a moment to unwrap the roll “So what’s all this?” he asked, lifting his fingers off the roll long enough to point out the lumber and tools on the bed.
“A carving project,” Boyd answered, hesitantly.
“I didn’t know you carved.”
“I haven’t in years. I made my little brother a pretty cool toy soldier set back when I was ten.”
Lucas rested his shoulder against the door and took a bite of his roll. “So what inspired you to take it up again?”
Boyd shrugged and dropped his eyes to the table.
Okay, sensitive subject. “Any thoughts on what you’re going to make?”
“Nope,” Boyd admitted. “Working on putting a hole in this lot first. But there’s plenty here if you want to dig in.”
Robbie wasn’t in the habit of making up more than was necessary because he hated waste. Something about Boyd had changed since Robbie put the lunch together. Something Boyd was dancing around. He needed to come at this from a different direction. “What do you think of the new layout?” he asked, lifting his eyes to the room.
Boyd kicked back and twisted his chair to face the same way. “It’s bullshit,” he said, with a whole lot of passion. “Unless Llyr’s people were working on this the whole time we were living up the other end of the apartment, which never would’ve happened because renovations are never that quiet. This is impossible. We even have HVAC for fuck’s sake.”
Lucas looked up at the vent in the ceiling. “Shit, I didn’t even notice that,” he admitted.
Boyd stood up, and with his right hand over his head, he went up on to his tiptoes and brushed his fingertips across the ceiling. “That ceiling height hasn’t changed an inch, yet we have a foot of fucking HVAC running above it.”
“That’s impossible!”
“Tell me about it. And don’t get me started on how that kitchen and living room out there shouldn’t be but is.”
“And what’s over there?” Lucas asked, noticing the open barn door.
“Fantasyland,” Boyd answered, waving his hand for Lucas to go and look.
Lucas saw the dressing room, which lit up as soon as he went in. “JEY-SUS CHRIST!” Even though it wasn’t his dressing room, Boyd had permitted him to look, so he went over to the drawers and pulled the top one out. A jewellery drawer. Boyd, who didn’t own a piece of fucking jewellery, had a drawer set specifically designated for jewellery. Cufflink holders. Watch holders. Ring slots. Fucking runway lighting and mirrors on three sides! And half the padded coat hangers on one end of an empty rack were for suit jackets.
“Keep going,” Boyd said, gesturing for Lucas to move on to the other room. “It gets better.”
Lucas wanted to poke his nose in every drawer in the room, but he still followed Boyd’s direction. “No—fucking—way!”
“What am I going to do with all this fancy shit?” Boyd asked, coming up behind him once more.
“Well, I’m pretty sure someone’s introduced you to the concept of a shower and crapper at some point in your life,” Lucas jeered. His fighter instincts had him dropping low, just in time to avoid the sweeping arc of Boyd’s loose-fisted punch. He popped back up onto his feet again and leapt away, making sure to keep a good grip on both the beer and the sandwich. “I don’t know what you’re bitching for, man. You’ve got your own private bathroom. If anything, you suck.”
“Is yours the same as before?”
Boyd may have asked the question innocently enough, but Lucas heard the hitch in his voice at the very beginning and knew the nosey prick already knew the answer to that.
When Lucas gave him the same look he gave miscreant teenagers, Boyd’s lips kicked up on one side. “I was just seeing where the hell I was,” he admitted with a sideways grin. “I woke up here, with nothing around me that I recognised. I went room by room until I saw all of Robbie’s crap in his room and then I went out into the living room and found my chair.”
“Wait … you woke up in your room?”
Boyd’s shoulders twitched, his smile falling away. “I … might’ve fallen asleep in the car on the way home from work this morning.”
“You weigh nearly three hundred pounds!”
“Two eighty-ish.”
“Who the fuck got you out of the car and upstairs?”
Boyd shrugged. “My guess, Robbie and Angus must’ve pulled it off together somehow. All I know is, no one was home when I woke up.” With a sharp huff, he rolled his eyes, “Well, no one except Llyr and Miss W, and that was something I was not walking in on to ask them ...”
“What do you mean, Llyr and Miss W?”
Boyd’s right eyebrow arched high. “They were in Llyr’s room gettin’ bus—sy.” He drew out the word and waggled his eyebrows so that there was no misunderstanding.
Only Lucas was sure there had to be. “Llyr, and Miss W?” he asked in disbelief. “Are you sure?”
Boyd’s eyebrow dropped back to normal. “Well, let’s see. Grunt, grunt. Groan, groan. Oh yeah, Llyr. God, yeah. Loud scream of Llyr’s name, and then even more grunting.”
“Well, fuck,” Lucas growled in annoyance.
“What?”
“It looks like I owe Robbie ten bucks.”
Boyd burst out laughing. “You bet against Robbie when sex was the wager? You moron!”
“Shut up! I thought I had it in the bag. Miss W made it clear she never wanted anything to do with Sam’s … hey – do you think anyone’s told Sam?”
Boyd shrugged again. “Sam’s locked himself in his room.”
“And Miss W’s put a note on his door telling us all to leave him alone.”
“Really?” Boyd went back to his bedroom door and craned his neck on the angle to make out Sam’s door at the other end of the double hallway. “With everything else, I didn’t even notice that there.”
“Well, you wanna see the one cool factor about my room? Apart from the fact, the whole thing’s been soundproofed.”
“What’d you get soundproofing for?”
Lucas knocked his half-empty beer against Boyd’s chest and led the way next door to his room. “Open it up and take a look.”
He stepped aside and let Lucas go first, knowing the dimensions of his room were identical to the one he had upstairs. His queen-sized bed was flanked by built-in wardrobes, and very little else of his was in the room.
“So?” Boyd asked, turning back to him.
“Watch,” he said with a grin, and walking over to the bed with his hands still full, he hooked his foot under the foot of the bed and gave it a heave. The whole thing flipped up into line with the other two wardrobes, making it look like a full bank of closets. The floor was packed from wall to wall and wall to wall with tatami mats.
“They turned your bed into a murphy bed,” he said, missing the point entirely.
Lucas pointed his food and drink at the flooring. “They’re professional tatami mats,” he said unable to hide his excitement.
The blank look on Boyd’s face meant he still didn’t get the significance.
“Fine,” Lucas said, going back to the doorway where he put his roll and beer against the wall outside. When he came back into the room, he went to the left of Boyd, and in a blur of speed, put his foot on the wall and pushed off it in an upwards direction. He collected Boyd around the neck and shoulders and twisting sharply in mid-air, he used his momentum and weight to flip Boyd off his feet into a three-sixty degree spin that slammed the bigger man into the mats on his ass.
While his opponent was still dazed, Lucas wrapped his legs around Boyd’s waist from behind and locked one of Boyd’s arms above his head in a kata-ha-jime which he leaned back into to prevent Boyd’s superior strength from breaking the hold. “Say uncle,” Lucas taunted, once he felt Boyd start to struggle within the hold.
“Let me go, you little asswipe, before I rip your fucking legs off in your sleep and shove one up your ass and one down your neck.”
Lucas tched and tightened his stranglehold. “So much violence,” he laughed. “And threatening a law enforcement officer to boot…”
“Seriously, let me go before I lose my temper and pull shit on you that they don’t teach in any fancy fighting school.”
Sensing the fun was over, Lucas released his hold and rolled backwards out of the way, using his hands on the floor to flip himself back up on to his feet in case Boyd tried anything.
All Boyd did was climb to his feet and rub his shoulder where the hold had been at its tightest. “Last time I share my lunch with you, asshole.”
“Do you get it now?” he asked, gesturing at the compacted rice core mats. “They’re professional martial arts mats, man. They take the impact so instead of breaking your ass, it just bumps it.”
Boyd nodded. “So you can train in here.”
“Properly, and without disturbing anyone with jumps and pounds.”
“Have you looked in the wardrobes, yet?”
Lucas shot Boyd a quizzical look, and the older man chuckled. “You want to bet another ten bucks against at least one of them being filled to the brim with everything you could ever need to train with?”
Not interested in losing even more money, Lucas went to the nearest pair of wardrobes and after opening them, found nothing but drawers and hanging space. But, just like in Boyd’s room, there was a second set of cupboards down towards the end that backed onto Boyd’s ensuite. Lucas shot across to them, trying not to behave like a five-year-old on Christmas morning, but finding it really hard not to.
Especially when he opened the doors and found it was a ‘walk-in wardrobe’ going back almost six feet. Within the space was a large assortment of straps, gloves, protection pads, headgear, mouthguards, rash guards and two full-sized, top of the line combat mannequins, not including a designated space for his own Bob Man upstairs. Enough equipment for three people to train with simultaneously. When he turned to see what was behind him, he found a rack of sweat gear, fabric mats that were three by two feet in size and a fully decked out first aid station including a bar fridge with a shelf packed with cold packs and drinks.
Drinks … and protective sitting mats for the flooring?
He looked back near the door and saw the HVAC controls that would allow him to isolate the room from the rest of the house. Which were also the point of the drinks and protective mats. He wouldn’t be able to train in any air conditioning, any more than he could walk out of the room mid-training into it to get a drink. Either of those was without a doubt, the fastest way to catch pneumonia.
It was a sixteen-foot square professionally kitted space.
His own mini-dojo.
It was all … too much.
And it suddenly dawned on him that none of this was temporary.
Lucas slowly looked at his roommate, who stood in the middle of the room with his arms folded across his chest. “Do you get the feeling this relocation is a whole lot more permanent than ‘for our protection while the case is still ongoing’, man?”
“Yeah,” Boyd agreed, bobbing his head ever so slightly. “The question is, are we okay with that?”
That … is an excellent question.
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PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO

((AUTHOR'S NOTE: Yesterday's larger post was as a thank you to my NREMT friend who helped me with all of my paramedic information in the last couple of posts. Today's was because I was having too much damn fun to stop. But tomorrow it will go back to its normal size, as I really can't keep spending all day on this, even if I do have all the fun in the world writing it. 😍🥰 ))
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2020.09.25 14:13 UberHansen Game Matchups Preview #3: Bills vs. Rams

Before every Bills’ game I spend some time, probably too much time, digging into how the Bills roster stacks up against their opponent’s. While doing this I specifically look at 5 matchups; Bills’ Pass Offense vs. Opponent’s Pass Defense, Bills’ Rush Offense vs. Opponent’s Rush Defense, Bills’ Pass Defense vs. Opponent’s Pass Offense, Bills’ Rush Defense vs. Opponent’s Rush Offense, Bills’ Special Teams vs. Opponent’s Special Teams. After doing all of this I try to come up with reasons “Why We Will Lose” and “Why We Will Win” ultimately leading to a prediction. Below I present 2020’s 3rd iteration of this analysis for the Bills upcoming home game against the Rams. Included is a scale to rank the advantage in each matchup from 👏👏👏👏👏 (Massive Advantage) to 👏 (Minimal Advantage).
Bills’ Passing Offense vs. Rams’ Passing Defense
Let’s start with this, it’s only been 2 weeks, but with an eighth of the season over the Bills’ QB is on MVP watch. Yes that same QB that some Bills’ fans wanted benched for Matt Barkley in 2019, yes that same QB that a specific analytics site believed was worse than Duck Hodges, yes that same QB that would need to disprove math if it meant ever succeeding in the NFL. Yes that QB, that QB leads the NFL in passing yards through 2 weeks. Does it help that Allen has possibly the best trio of WRs in the NFL consisting of Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and Cole Beasley? Of course it does, but if anyone is using that, or the level of competition that Allen has played, to invalidate his progression in 2020 they are ignoring what is happening on the field in favor of what they believed before Allen was drafted. It’s ok to admit you were wrong, and news flash, you were.
Now in Week 3 enter one of the best CBs in the NFL who once described Josh Allen as “Trash”. Jalen Ramsey will likely spend the majority of Week 3 matched up against Stefon Diggs as the Rams tend to adjust his assignment based on field position and personnel. This will leave 29 year old Troy Hill covering John Brown with help over the top from ball hawk John Johnson and hybrid rookie Jordan Fuller. Third CB Darious Williams, who is questionable, will likely matchup with Cole Beasley in the slot which is an area the Bills could try to take advantage of. Outside of these 3 CBs the Rams have rather thin secondary depth which may allow the Bills to spread out the offense in 4 receiver sets to setup a mismatch for Gabe Davis.
But if Buffalo is going to be able to test the underrated secondary of the Rams they are going to need to give Josh Allen time in the pocket. This is easier said than done when you are competing against a player who will go down as an All-Time Great, the one and only Aaron Donald. Donald is going to challenge Allen’s escapability on Sunday as he will likely shade the A gap over Morse and Ford (and Winters). When Allen breaks the pocket his instinct is to escape to the right, where he has most of his success, and if Donald does what is expected of him that escape route could cease to exist. Outside of Donald the Bills shouldn’t have much of a pass rush to be concerned with as the Rams rarely blitz (15.7%, 30th in NFL) and do not consistently hurry the QB (4.5%, 31st in NFL).
EDGE: Bills 👏
Bills’ Rushing Offense vs. Rams’ Rushing Defense
The Buffalo Bills RB by committee is beginning to take shape with Singletary the primary and Moss the secondary. To date Singletary has played 85 snaps with 26 touches compared to Moss playing 67 snaps with 20 touches. While there is not a stark difference between their snaps and touches there is a significant difference in their level of play. Singletary looks every bit as explosive in 2020 as he did in 2019, demonstrated best by his 18 yard run against the Dolphins, while Moss is showing signs of improvement but has yet to live up to the high bar many set for him. Now with Moss questionable for Sunday Singletary has a chance to solidify himself as a feature back and for those fantasy players out there may be a dark horse RB capable of 20+ touches.
I could write a lot more about Aaron Donald in this section but we all know how good the future HOF is so instead the focus here will be on the Rams’ LBs. Highlighting this group is first year starter, Micah Kiser, who is fresh off of an NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award. Kiser was a freak in Week 2 racking up 16 tackles and will have to have another such game if the Rams want to contain the Bills new look offense. Kiser is the only LB with the athleticism required to play sideline to sideline so will likely spend most of the game spying Allen. Outside of Kiser the only other LBs of note are Kenny Young and Samson Ebukam who have a combined 13 tackles on the season. Kiser is a true weapon in the front seven but other than that the Rams are fairly weak here presenting an opportunity for the Bills to use the middle of the field.
And if one player is going to exploit those LBs it may as well be Josh Allen. As stated, Kiser will likely spy Allen and if it’s not him then it will be another highly athletic defensive player (Jordan Fuller). This leads to the unsung progression in Allen’s game, how he using his eyes to move defenders. Allen’s ability to make multiple reads is pushing defenders into places they have not been in previous seasons. Using this same method Allen should be able to open up running lanes for himself by pushing the spy to one side of the field and breaking to the other. Again, as long as Donald does not completely destroy two linemen Allen should be able to take advantage of these lanes.
EDGE: Bills 👏 👏
Bills’ Passing Defense vs. Rams’ Passing Offense
Is it time to be concerned about the Bills passing defense? Through 2 games the Bills are giving up a passer rating of 88.1, which would rank as 20th in the NFL. While this is by no means a horrendous statistic it is out of the ordinary for a team whose passing defense has been historically good during the McDermott era. Even more alarming is that the offenses which the Bills have played through Week 2 are two of the least talented units in the NFL. It seems opposing teams have found the weakness in the Bills’ secondary and are consistently attacking it. That weakness comes from two places, the first being CB2, Levi Wallace, who was targeted an astounding 13 times last Sunday for a passer rating of 123.6. The second comes from the middle of the field where, due to injuries to Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano (More on this later), Tyrel Dodson & A.J. Klein were targeted another 13 times for a passer rating of 86.2. If the Bills expect to win Sunday someone needs to step-up at CB2 and the LB depth needs to improve.
With all of the above in mind the Bills will face their biggest challenge thus far. Jared Goff is far and away the best QB the Bills have played this season while Cooper Kupp & Ex-Bill Robert Woods represent the best WR duo. Josh Reynolds is a solid third option as a high speed, long armed weapon for the Rams. These three pose enough of an issue but as Bills’ fans saw last week athletic TEs have the ability to dominate the Bills, and the Rams have one of them in Tyler Higbee. Higbee is a matchup nightmare at 6’6” 260lb who the Rams will try to get matched up with A.J. Klein or Levi Wallace throughout the game which is not likely to end well for Buffalo.
With all of the weapons that the Bills need to contend with more importance will be applied to the Bills’ pass rush. Mario Addison and Ed Oliver have thus far been the best Bills’ players in regards to getting to the QB with a quiet third party in Harrison Phillips who leads the team in QB Knockdowns (3). This week the Bills’ DL will be competing with one of the more experienced OLs in the NFL, led by 2-Time All Pro Andrew Whitworth (LT) and other studs including Rob Havenstein (RT) and Austin Corbett (RG). Where the Bills may be able to break through is over the LG where starter Joe Noteboom is out and replaced by 2nd year player David Edwards. I’ve gushed over Aaron Donald as he will be far and away the best DL on the field Sunday, but is it possible that this week Ed Oliver could take advantage of a weakened OL and be more disruptive?
EDGE: Rams 👏
Bills’ Rushing Defense vs. Rams’ Rushing Offense
Record: 14-14, Points Against: 19, Yards Against: 294 (191 Passing, 103 Rushing).
Record: 4-2, Points Against: 24, Yards Against: 318 (193 Passing, 125 Rushing)
The first set of stats is when both Matt Milano & Tremaine Edmunds play (Since 2018) and the second is when one or both do not play. These are surprisingly close numbers that one could insinuate lowers the value of each of these LBs, but as we all know “Stats are for Nerds”. Stats don’t tell the whole story and are just a part of the bigger picture and anyone that has watched a game with each of these LBs and a game without will see a major difference in the level of play of the entire defense. Tyrel Dodson played well in their absence but for the Bills to compete this week, and in the future, they are going to need to get healthy at LB, and healthy quick.
In order the Rams’ RB Depth Chart is; Malcom Brown, Darrell Henderson, Cam Akers, Xavier Jones. This week the Rams’ healthy RB Depth Chart is; Darrell Henderson, Xavier Jones. None of these RBs strike fear in the heart of opponents but thus far in 2020 the 2nd year RB Henderson has been the most efficient. Henderson dominated in college for Memphis where, over a span of 3 years, he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. This lead to him being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL draft where the Rams are banking on this small but athletic back having the ability to take over games. Henderson is the focus but if Brown or Akers play the expectations of those backs is similar therefore not altering the Bills’ approach to stopping the run.
As discussed in the passing section of this post the Rams have a strong OL, with the strong side being the left. This was evident in Week 2 when the ball was in Henderson’s hands as he rushed to the left only 3 times with a long run of 5 yards. Conversely, when running to the left, which Henderson did 9 times, he had 3 runs exceeding 5 yards; 6, 12, and 40 yards. In the run game this will put a lot of emphasis on Jerry Hughes maintaining the edge and A.J. Klein plugging the interior runs. If this isn’t sufficient expect Jordan Poyer, who is off to a stellar start, to consistently clean up runs that break through the front 7.
EDGE: Bills 👏 👏
Bills’ Special Teams vs. Rams’ Special Teams
Does there still exist a Bills’ fan who does not support Andre Roberts, if so show yourself, I’ll rumble. Robert’s has been a massive part of the Bills’ early success ranking 4th in Punt Y/R and 5th in Kick Y/R. What about Bojo, we still think he’s inconsistent? 53, 39 (I20), 39, 41 (I20), 45. I count one somewhat bad punt here, Bojo has been good thus far. And then there is Bass who hit all 4 of his kicks in Week 2 and has truly only missed one kick this season. Bass is worth monitoring as the season progresses but for all intents and purposes Bass kicks @$$.
For the Rams Cooper Kupp is returning punts again after taking last year off and while he hasn’t had success at returning in the NFL poses a real threat to take one a long way. Nsimba Webster handles the KR duties for the Rams, a small WR from Eastern Washington who runs a 4.49 and is a bit of an unknown. At punter the Rams trot out one of the best there is in 4 time All-Pro Johnny Hekker who, outside of his rookie season, has never averaged below 46 yards per punt. Last, and similar to the Bills, is Rams’ kicker Samuel Sloman who had an XP blocked and misses a 29 yard field goal in his first 2 games. Further information on Sloman, in college he was 49/62 (79%) on FGs and 112/115 (97.4%) on XPs.
EDGE: Rams 👏
Why We Will Lose
Aaron Donald is a freak and Jalen Ramsey is very, very good. The talk of the week has been that the overall talent of the Rams’ defense isn’t great but when you have two game wreckers like this it doesn’t matter. Allen has done a great job of avoiding interceptions but one errant pass Ramsey’s way could not only be intercepted, but returned for a TD. Donald is unblockable and adding a 2nd blocker frankly does nothing to slow down one of the greatest to ever do it. When you add these 2 players to a below average defense you create a team that is capable of masking its deficiencies and making game changing plays.
On the offensive side of the ball the Rams have play makers throughout the receiving game. Goff while no Mahomes/Rogers/Wilson, is a player who can get hot and sling it with the best of them. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp are sneaky good weapons who can consistently make plays on the ball to keep the sticks moving. If this happens it will make running the ball and play-action even easier so regardless of the RB you can add a third weapon to the list. Higbee will be a problem on Sunday and will continue to expose below-average CB Levi Wallace.
Why We Will Win
Josh Allen looks like the real deal and if he has a game similar to the one he had against the Dolphins or Jets there won’t be many more people that can hold onto their opinions of him. Sure Ramsey may be able to shut down Diggs, which I’m not sure is the case, but Brown, Beasley, and Davis are 3 more receivers the Rams just don’t have the talent to account for. Add this to Devin Singletary and Josh Allen’s ability to run and the Bills should have yet another field day with the Rams mediocre defense.
As for how the Bills defense will fair let me use the same retort against the Rams that is used against the Bills, who have they played? The Cowboys? You mean the team that just had 39 points scored on them by a team where Russel Gage played more snaps than Julio Jones? The Eagles? A team that gave up 27 points to the Football Team which is led by a QB who is more interested in taking selfies with fans than game planning with his team? Yea the Rams’ offense has been successful against those teams but when you compete with what has become a perennial top-5 unit, like the Bills, let’s see if their contenders or pretenders.
Prediction: Bills 27 – Rams 24
I really need to know if Milano or Edmunds is playing Sunday. If neither of them are playing you can take that above score and flip it but I am going to assume one is playing and go with this prediction. I flip flopped all week on this prediction and coming into writing this post was fairly certain I was going to pick the Rams, then I looked into them deeper. They have 2 studs on defense, 3 very good players on offense, a couple good players throughout, and the rest is meh. The Bills have too much talent on offense to not succeed against this Rams D. So keys, the Bills can’t turn the ball over and Edmunds OR Milano must play. If that happens, 3-0.
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2020.09.25 10:09 ken_f [Match thread] VfL Osnabrück VS. Hannover 96 - 2nd match day 2. Bundesliga 20/21

  1. Bundesliga 2020/21 - Matchday 2 - VfL Osnabrück VS. Hannover 96 [2-1]
Match Info:
Date: September 25th, 2020
Time: 18:30 CET
Venue: Bremer Brücke, Osnabrück
Matchday Squads:
Hannover 96
Line-up Esser - M. Franke, Hübers, Muroya, Hult - D. Kaiser, Frantz, Haraguchi, Bijol - Maina, Ducksch
Substitutes Ratajczak, Basdas, Evina, Muslija, Ochs, Ki. Schindler, Va. Sulejmani, Twumasi, Weydandt
Missing Gudra, Hansen (injury), Stehle, Sündermann, Tarnat
VfL Osnabrück
Line-up Kühn - Ajdini, Beermann, Trapp, Reichel - Klaas, Taffertshofer - Amenyido, Henning, Kerk - Santos
Substitutes Nicolas, Gugganig, Wolze, Blacha, S. Köhler, Multhaup, N. Schmidt, Heider, Ihorst
Missing Augé (injured), Granatowski (injured)

Match Updates:
0' Kick off. The match starts
9' First chance! Frantz with a volley. No problem for Kühn.
14' Another chance. A nice cross by Bijol is followed by a Ducksch header. However, directly in the arms of Kühn.
20' First shot on goal fo Osnabrück. Santos heads the ball in the arms of Esser
21' A good chance for Ducksch. Muroya plays the ball inside of the box. Ducksch turns and shoots but the ball is deflected and goes over the bar.
27' Hannover 96 now with 60% possession and more dominant than in the beginning.
30' A dangerous situation in Hannover's box. Osnabrück's players demand a penalty kick after Franke's tackling. Referee says no foul but VAR is checking.
33' Referee checked the situation on the monitor and changed his view. Penalty for Osnabrück.
34' 1:0 Osnabrück. Santos scores, no chance for Esser.
36' Ajdini pulls with speed towards the penalty area and just shoots on. Esser dives down and secures the imprecise ball without any problems.
44' Haraguchi crosses the ball from the left into the box but Muroya misses the ball by ca. 1 meter.
45' + 2' Free kick for Osnabrück due to a foul by Bijol. Kerk misses the goal.
45' + 3' HALF TIME
46' Second half starts. Neither team changed their line-up.
47' Goal for Osnabrück. Santos to score after a corner kick. No chance for Esser. 2:0.
56' Another dangerous situation for Osnabrück. Amenyido able to pass the ball to Santos inside the box but it is ruled off side.
58' Free kick for Osnabrück. Amenyido shoots from 20m but misses the goal to the left.
59' Another free kick from a dangerous position for Osnabrück. Kerk hits the wall.
61' Substituion. Weydandt replaces Frantz. Schindler replaces Maina.
61' Substitution. Gugganig replaces Beermann.
65' Osnabrück the better team so far in the second half. Hannover struggles to creates chances in the final third.
68' Substitution. Santos is replaced by Heider. Ihorst replaces Klaas
72' Ihorst is able to shoot just outside the box. Fortunately for Hannover the ball is deflected.
73' Substitution. Twumasi and Evina replace Hult and Muroya.
74' Hannover switched formations and now plays with Franke, Bijol and Hübers at the back.
82' Weydandt runs into the box with ball but no able to turn torwards the goal. Osnabrück defends it well.
85' Weydandt with a header after a cross by Twumasi, but he can't place it on goal.
88' Substitution. Multhaup replaces Amenyido
90' + 1' GOAL! 2:1. Ducksch scores after a cross lands luckily on his head.
90' + 3' FULL TIME. Osnabrück wins 2:1.
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1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
  • GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
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My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored.
Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Aquamarine
  • Flare
  • Stronger
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
18. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2020.09.24 18:39 ObviouslyCringe my second attempt at posting on this sub - I hope y'all enjoy the read and any feedback is appreciated (CLEAN FANFIC - NOT NSFW)

“Hi.” Is what came out of my mouth to the person in front of my ocean blue eyes.
“I don’t have any money on me-”
“No. I’m here to see Chandler.” I said, seeing some old ass dude outside of my boyfriend’s house. It made me a little suspicious all of a sudden.
“Oh, hey!” Chandler suddenly came scurrying outside of his house, this time wearing more than those green crocs hehe. I cleared my throat, getting out of my thoughts.
“Chandler!” I spoke almost demandingly. I felt the need to establish my dominance as I planted my right foot down, my toes peeking from my sandals that were a size too small.
“Whats up babe?” He skipped along the pavement with his floppy blond hair like goldilocks. It reminded me that I had some soup just right from him to slurp but I kept that thought to myself.
“Do you know this guy?” I pointed to the dude. He was giving me a weird look like someone get your mans before I do something irrational.
“Oh, I see you’ve met my Daddy.” Chandler was very clear about it. I furrowed my eyes down concerned, but then after seeing the resemblance it made sense. Dude had a whole head of popcorn hair just like my baby but was just thirty years older. Ah, yes, I see it now. The Daddy wore black shades he ended up taking off, and that didn’t sit right with me.
“Chandler, get your mans.” I warned, sensing this guy didn’t like me by his dumbfounded expression. I took a step forward but Chandler quickly intervened before anything got out of hand, putting an arm between us.
“Woah, chill. I think you guys got off on the wrong foot.” He declared. “Let’s just go inside, I need to feed the snakes before we leave. You can help.” I began following Chandler to the front door,
“Ew. I know we’re dating but this little barn shit you got going on inside your house is a total turn off.” “Babe, if you don’t want to help you can just say that.”
He opened the door, letting me inside as the whiff of animal shit hit me like a wall. Not sure if I’ll ever get used to that. I pursed my lips, and tried my best to ignore the smell.
“I’m just saying.” I replied, “anyways, what is your dad doing here?”
“I wanted him to take a look at my car. Did he say something to you?” Chandler asked curiously.
“No.” I decided to just go with. It’s not like he really said anything in particular I guess..
“Here, wait for me then. I’ll be back.” Chandler said, leaving into a room which I had no interest going in. I probably waited outside for a good, solid, long, seven minutes before he came out.
“Alright let's goooooooooooooooooooo.” He began sprinting full speed ahead of me.
“Wait up!”
I called, chasing after him who was basically dusting me. I almost lost him in the house but those green crocs were a lifesaver. They always seemed to light up a room. We got in the car. Me in the passenger seat, and him driving. This was our first day together after making it official, and not gonna lie I’m kinda nervous. Some people would say we were moving too fast, but I ignore the haters. Chandler said he was going to surprise me with our first date, and I cannot lie, he’s pretty dang good with surprises if you know what I mean.
“What is this?” I ask, seeing as we were turning down the darker part of town. I did a double take as I watched the road behind me begin to fade into nothing. I looked back at him.
“I think you made a wrong turn.” I said, thinking I was stating the obvious as the scenery change was quite dramatic.
“Hm? We’re going the right way.” He replied, glancing from the road to me.
“I told you it's a surprise, relax.. I’m just taking a slight detour.”
I took in a breath to cool down and sat back. Maybe I was just a little anxious because of Chandler, so I decided to get out of my head. I guess I’ll just trust him, I mean what’s the worst thing that could possibly happen? Well as we continued to go down the alleyway, a loud bang went off and the entire car shook.
“Chandler.” I said worriedly, a single bead of sweat going down my forehead.
“What was that?” We both got out of the car to see his front tire completely busted. I reached my hand to my face and sighed.
Chandler was punching the air. I then started crying. I felt like our date was ruined and the tears couldn’t be held back. Chandler then realized I was. “Baby, it's okay.” He came over and rubbed my shoulder.
“What do you mean? I don’t even know where we are and your tire popped!”
My voice ended up echoing, and it made me take a deep breath.
“Sorry. Let’s just call a place. I’m fine.” Chandler got out his phone and started dialing, while I leaned against the car, unknowing of the situation. It was shady back here, and the cool breeze ran through my cardigan aggressively. I still was completely oblivious to where in the world he was taking me, and couldn’t help but feel sour about it all.
“I said, give me your money.” A deep voice occurred from my left side. I slowly glided my eyes up to see two men standing in front of my boyfriend. Now I was really scared, but no one was going to talk to my Chandler like that.
“What's the problem here?” I had to ask, coming between everyone. These men did not have a happy look on their faces, but news flash, I didn’t either.
“Babe, get in the car.” Chandler firmly said, but no man was about to tell me what to do.
“But.. Babe..” I whined, and then the man ended up shoving past me and reaching for Chandler’s pockets, pushing him against the car. “BABE!” I screamed, not expecting this situation to unfold like this.
“Don’t worry, I got this.” Chandler suddenly said, giving me hope. He then pushed the man off of him and kicked his ankles, pushing him back and grabbing my hand.
“Let’s go.” He shouted as we took off down the street. We were forced to leave the car behind, but there was no use waiting around to get robbed. Let’s just go in here.”
Chandler brought me into what was a small, shitty bar. We were seated in one of the few booths they had.
“I know this isn’t what I had planned, but at least we’re safe.” He said, grabbing my hand. His touch made my heart flutter, but I had to think about what just happened.
“At least we’re safe?” I repeated, “what was that Chandler? You almost got robbed.” I stated, really shocked.
“Our date is ruined..” My eyes began to water.
“Don’t cry, Babe. It’s okay. All I care about is being here with you. That’s all that matters.”
He reached out to me again, this time holding my hand tightly.
“You really mean that?” I asked, looking up to meet his eyes. I was upset about the date, but now I felt happy. He was right, just being together was nice. In the end, I really didn’t care about anything if Chandler wasn’t there. He was my BFF, and the best boyfriend ever. Super cool guy. “I mean, yeah.” He shared shyly, slightly blushing. It was making me blush.
“Where is the punk that kicked my ankle!?” A voice suddenly bombarded into the bar. Me and Chandler’s eyes shot open, and I waved my hands down indicating for him to duck. He put his face directly down on the table, but the man spotted me and I knew it was too late.
“Okay, nevermind.” I told him, and Chandler was aware of what he had to do. The men started to approach us angrily and Chandler stood up.
I was sweating again, my hands were sticky. I almost didn’t want to look, but I had faith he could handle this.
“Settle down guys, or I might have to unleash my inner beast.” Chandler put out his hands calmly, showing off his ever so manly traits.
“What’s going on here?” It seems like someone that looked like the manager asked the men, but everyone was ignoring the guy.
“So you think you’re a tough guy?” One of the robbers questioned, and Chandler only laughed.
“Imbeciles.”
“What did you say?” The guy got triggered, and charged after Chandler, body slamming him on the wood floor. His body went flying, and I gasped.
“E-excuse me.” The manager had no clue what was going on. It was hopeless trying to get their attention and he soon realized that and proceeded to call the police.
This made me worried, but Chandler was getting his ass beat right now so I couldn’t really think about that.
Chandler managed to get up, lugging his body around and wrapping his arms around a chair. He then raised it above his head and slammed it on the person who lunged at him. The people in the bar panicked, and the next thing you saw was Chandler getting tackled again by the second guy. Shit. This was looking bad. What am I supposed to do? I got out of the booth and grabbed a glass bottle from the tabletop, coming up behind the guy that was on Chandler.
“Ma’am that’s not a good idea-” The manager was saying just before I whacked the guy in the head.
“Ew.” I dropped the other part of the bottle on the ground, and the guy I hit reached for his head in pain.
“My savior!” Chandler said as he leaped up from the ground, acknowledging how I just risked my life to save him.
“It’s the police!” Someone shouted from behind me, making me whip around and notice that the cops had already arrived at the scene.
This actually gave me a lot of relief. Now I was safe. Which is what I thought, but as they took the two robbers, they ended up taking Chandler in as well.
The plus side about this was that we actually needed a ride away from this place, but yeah, you get the downside.
Chandler still needed to call someone to get his car, and it was mandatory he stay overnight at the station. It was like really a crazy day, like what the heck. I didn’t think dating was going to be like this, nor am I sure if I’m ready for it, but let’s just say with Chandler I can take anything on.


*I am an amateur fan fiction writer, any feedback will help me improve my writing and is greatly appreciated*
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2020.09.24 16:00 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0170

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY
Robbie sat on the subway, staring blankly out the windows at the dark walls of the tunnels until light indicated another station was approaching. Having had his little talk with Daniel, he asked if he could be driven back to Bellevue. He knew Daniel was watching him with weaver eyes, but he just couldn’t bring himself to give a shit. He didn’t want to realm-step anywhere at that point. He wanted normal. He wanted … human.
Pop, you utter stick, he thought shaking his head. Six months. Six months his twice great grandfather and Aunt Collette had been surfing through his head, bringing him up to speed on everything that was shifting and bending, and it never once occurred to either of them to mention that little detail about him being an antichrist, even once?
Daniel had commandeered a black and white and had it drop him off at the hospital, but that was hours ago. He had poked his head in to check on Mason and found the day’s events had worn his friend out. That, or he’d been sedated. Either way, he was sleeping peacefully, and no one would ever know that a month ago he’d been pulverised into a pulp.
That in itself was going to be a problem. Angelo hadn’t really been given a choice about the beatdown Mason received, but it was clear from Mason’s interview that morning that he still completely blamed Angelo for it. That had been when Daniel went for snacks while Mason cried his heart out on his shoulder. Short of doing the unthinkable, they were probably never going to be roommates again.
“We’ll figure something out, buddy,” he promised, without actually touching Mason for fear he would wake him up. “Hang in there.”
But the hours he waited for news on Angelo was a killer. Security was at an all-time high now that an attempt had been made, and no one wanted to tell him anything. He tried to tell them that he was Angelo’s legal next of kin, but that didn’t help. Then he tried flirting. He made new friends and was given a few phone numbers discreetly, but no one was willing to breach protocol and tell him about Angelo. Not until he made a call to Daniel and was told to pass his phone to the nearest officer.
Then, and only then, had he been escorted into the intensive care unit where Angelo was hooked up to half a dozen machines. “They say it’s a miracle he’s still alive,” the female officer who’d walked him in whispered quietly at his side. “He’s defying all the odds. If you want my opinion, he’s had so much gear in his system, he’s immune to the rest of it.”
Robbie wasn’t sure if there was a deliberate barb in that or not, but after such a long day, he wasn’t about to let it slide. “You do realise he was chained in a room, drugged into addiction, then put to work on his knees to feed that addiction, right?”
The woman visibly blanched. “I didn’t realise it was forced.”
“And now that he’s going to testify against the very animals who did that to him, they want him dead before he can. So yeah, if he’s in there fighting to stay alive after all of that when every other lick would’ve given up and gone home, good for him.”
“I didn’t mean anything by what I said.”
Sure you did. “How long will he be asleep?”
“I can ask for you.”
“I’d appreciate that, beautiful. I promised him I’d be right behind him, so he’s going expect me to be here when he wakes up.”
She went back to the door and opened it, and while still keeping Robbie in her field of vision, she asked for the doctor to be brought in. They were only kept waiting a few minutes before a young, Hispanic doctor let himself in. He looked at both the uniformed officer and Robbie and grew annoyed. “I’ve already made my report,” he said, “And your patient is not the only patient I have in this hospital.”
“Please,” Robbie said, holding a hand up to try and circumvent the lecture, whether it was deserved or not. “I’m Angelo’s next of kin, and no one’s telling me anything. Is he going to be okay? How long will he be asleep? What’s happening with him? Will he…?”
“Alright! Alright,” the doctor said, raising both hands in a placating manner. “I didn’t realise you were Mr Trevino’s next of kin.” He went over to the clipboard at the end of the bed and flipped to the back page. “Richard, wasn’t it?” he asked, trying his best to make it appear a casual name drop.
“Robert,” Robbie corrected. “Robbie O’Hara. Come on, doc, he’s my best friend! How long’s he likely to be asleep? I want to be here when he wakes up, because he was really scared before he went under.”
The doctor sighed and lowered the board. “Right. Sorry. I had to be sure. The truth is, we don’t know exactly how long he’ll be asleep. My guess, maybe sometime tomorrow at least. Based on his bloodwork, he simply shouldn’t be alive. He’s got one hell of a guardian angel sitting on his shoulder, that’s for sure.” He looked between Angelo and Robbie and shook his head. “Either that, or he’s the luckiest man on the planet.”
Column A … column B, Robbie thought to himself, without meeting the doctor’s eyes. “Is there any way I can be called if it looks like he’s starting to come around? I mean, I can be here like really quickly if I drop everything and get here.”
The doctor looked Robbie over. “I can make a note at the bottom of his chart, but I can’t promise anyone will see it if he starts to revive. Even then, you have to be ready for the chance that … he won’t be the same.”
Robbie frowned. “What do you mean?”
“Mr Trevino has a lot of things working against him right now. Even if he does recover, there’s no guarantee to what mental capacity that recovery will be. As I said, by all accounts, he shouldn’t be alive now. He’s defying the odds just by breathing.”
“He’ll be back,” Robbie insisted, though in truth he wasn’t so sure anymore. What if that wasn’t the case? What if, in his own egotistical fashion, he had accidentally turned Angelo into the world’s first living zombie? Especially given what Daniel told him about things. His power didn’t lean towards ‘good’.
He felt the doctor’s hand on one elbow, while someone else took his other. “Why don’t you sit down for a minute, son,” he doctor suggested and he suddenly felt his backside being pushed into a chair. Not that he was fighting. The doctor knelt down in front of him. “He’s alive, Robert, and we…”
“Robbie.”
The doctor paused deliberately. “Robbie, then. Take the win where it is. He’s still here. No one knows what the future holds for Mr Trevino. Especially not us. He might even wake up and be perfectly fine. No one knows. I just need you to be aware of the possibilities.” He looked up at the female officer who stood to Robbie’s side. “I have to get back to my rounds. Medically, as his next of kin, you can sit here as long as you like, but the police may prefer to keep the room clear.”
“We do need to go, Robbie,” the female officer said, confirming the doctor’s assessment.
After two deep breaths, Robbie regained his feet and went over to Angelo. “I’ll be back, buddy. Promise,” he said, squeezing Angelo’s foot ever so slightly.
It was with a heavy heart that he left the hospital, and half an hour later, the subway he was on pulled into Houston Street which was the stop ahead of the one that would take him home.
He exited the train and made his way up the stairs to King Street. People milled around him, but no one bothered him, which was probably a good thing. He was more focused on his jewellery than the road ahead anyway. He wanted the longer walk. He wanted to think. What he really wanted was to pretend the last six hours hadn’t happened. He had been so excited to learn of his heritage. Now, he was scared shitless of it.
I’m a goddamn antichrist, kid. And so are you, cuz.
Which meant he wasn’t one of the good guys. He was … one of the others. Did it matter that he didn’t know?
It took about thirty yards of walking before he realised a familiar dark blue SUV that looked more black thanks to the night sky with matching dark windows was creeping along at his side, keeping pace with him. “Really, dude?” he asked, though it probably came out as more of a whine. He really didn’t want any more divine interventions.
The driver’s side window came down to reveal Angus behind the wheel. “Get in,” he said.
“Isn’t this where I shout, you’ll never take me alive?”
“We’re half a mile from the apartment. I will crawl this car every inch of the way until you get in.”
Robbie stopped and huffed. He would too. “Fine,” he said, stepping out onto the road in front of the car as Angus reached across and opened the passenger door for him. “But only because I don’t want you to incur a million dollars’ worth of fines on my account.”
“It’s not like I’ll pay them.” As soon as Robbie was situated, Angus picked up speed. “You look like you could use a drink.”
“An antichrist and a true gryps war commander walked into a bar.”
Angus smirked. “At least you haven’t completely lost your sense of humour.”
“Did I just turn my best friend into a living zombie?”
Angus’ head whipped to him with such a look of surprise it was almost comical. “Okay,” he said, dropping the indicator to turn right instead of going straight ahead. “Change of plans.”
Robbie sat up, even more concerned when they turned right at Vadam and went back down Hudson in precisely the opposite direction to home. “No, I … I have to cook dinner…”
“Soho has plenty of food delivery services, and I’m sure everyone in the apartment knows how to use their phones to place an order when they’re hungry.”
A few minutes later, Angus pulled into the parking shoulder just south of Pier 45 and turned off the ignition. He undid his seatbelt and reached across Robbie to open the glove compartment where he pulled out a large, screw-top flask. “C’mon,” he said, thumping it against Robbie’s chest as he opened the door and stepped out.
Robbie was tempted to sit in the car with his arms folded in stubborn defiance, but so far Angus hadn’t led him astray. So far.
“What’s in there?” he asked, joining him around the front of the car.
“Your pop’s specialty.”
Robbie jerked to a halt. “You know we’re not allowed to drink alcohol in public in this city.”
Angus chuckled. “Don’t worry, lad. The police aren’t going to come anywhere near us tonight, and even if they did,” —he shook the flask— “their machines will never register this as alcoholic.”
“Because it’ll take one whiff of it and blow up?”
“Like a litmus paper test on a nuclear fuel rod.” He gestured to the walkway that led out to the pier. “Let’s go and find somewhere quiet.”
“Why do you have ambrosia in the car?”
Angus looked across at him and smirked. “You’ve met Llyr, haven’t you?”
Robbie snickered.
They walked past the grass mounds and trees that had been planted for people to sit under and past the sunshade that now cast shadows due to the lit streetlight on either corner of the pier end. Angus put his foot on the bottom rail and twisted slightly with his forearm on the top rail to watch Robbie bringing up the rear. “So, what exactly did that idiot say to you that has you convinced you turned Angelo into a zombie?” He broke the seal of the flask and took a sip as if believing he was going to need it.
“I’m an antichrist.”
“And?”
“What do you mean, ‘and’ man? I’m a fucking antichrist!”
“And what exactly do you think that means?” He took another sip.
When Robbie held out his hand for the flask, Angus ignored it. Robbie clenched his fist in frustration. “Seriously, dude? You’re not even gonna share?”
“When you stop thinking like a human with an overactive imagination and start looking at the situation objectively as a member of the divine, I’ll share my divine drink with you.”
“What does that even mean?”
“What do you think it means to be an antichrist?”
Robbie opened his mouth to ram down Angus' throat exactly what he thought being an antichrist was. But the words never left his mouth. All of his presumptions were based on human movies and bogeyman threats. They were all different, but they had one uniting aspect. “It means I’m evil.”
Angus made a noise that was uncannily like a computerised buzzer of negativity. “Try again.”
Not believing Angus was ever going to share his drink, Robbie turned to stare out at the clock tower over in New Jersey. A quick shift of his vision allowed him to see the clock face and he sucked in a sharp breath. It was after ten!
“Don’t worry about the time, Robbie. Just answer the question.”
Robbie shot a sideways daggered look at the man who relaxed more with every mouthful of ambrosia he swallowed.
“How am I supposed to look at this objectively when being human is all I know?”
Angus rolled to his side. “You have the blood of the most powerful families running in your veins, lad. It’s no different than if you had two different nationalities in your genetic makeup.”
“Oh, there kinda is,” Robbie growled in disagreement. “The difference between being English and Irish isn’t a matter of growing horns and setting buildings on fire versus putting someone on their knees with a look.”
“Now you’re getting it,” Angus grinned, kneecapping Robbie’s rant as he took a third sip. “Good and evil are relative before you get established. Sure, where you’re raised can influence it. But that’s the same with everyone. A demon born and raised in hell isn’t likely to bat an eye at someone being skinned alive. But you were born and raised here. You’ve been influenced by the world you live in.”
Another sip. “And if you think all angels are the epitome of goodness and happy-happy-joy-joy, I’ll be the first to bust your bubble on that score too.”
“They aren’t?”
Angus flared his eyes and shook his head. “No. They’re a long way from perfect once you get them away from their establishment field. We’ve got a few stationed here, and some of them long for the glory days of battle and bloodshed. They’re not going to find it, of course, and they’re definitely not going to complain for fear of pissing off your uncle, but you’ve got a better chance of getting a demon to sing you a lullaby than one of them. Mainly because the demon would be too shit scared of you not to.”
“Because I’m evil.”
Robbie didn’t even see him move, but suddenly he was struck in the back of the head hard enough to drive his upper torso completely over the top rail. “OW!” he shouted as he straightened back up again, rubbing the back of his head that he was sure was already starting to swell into a lump. “What the puck, man?”
“If you haven’t figured out by now the fundamental difference between being an antichrist and THE Antichrist, you deserve that all night long.”
Nobody had rung his bell that hard in … ever!
“So this is how this is going to go down? You’re going to bash me in the head every time you don’t like what I say?”
Yet another casual sip. Robbie was beginning to think there’d be none left for him to try at this rate. “You’re better than this, lad. You’re letting your human prejudice cloud your judgement. Being an antichrist doesn’t mean shit except that you come from a certain line of people. What you do with it is up to you. Nothing’s changed. Daniel’s been one for almost eighty years, and he’s still the same NYPD butt-monkey asshole he’s always been.”
Robbie wondered why Angus had been so derogatorily specific in his name-calling when it was still just the two of them on the pier.
That was, until one of the pylons holding the sailcloth behind them broke away from the rest and slowly moulded into the missing detective. “You always were a prick,” Daniel growled, stalking forward to snatch the flask out of Angus’ angled hand. Two seconds later he was helping himself to a deep swig.
“You were following us?” Robbie was gobsmacked.
Daniel’s gaze met his with a look of duh. “I had the officers let me know when you left the hospital. I started tailing you as soon as you walked out the front doors.”
“And how many faces did you become?”
“Actually, I thought the Alsatian that had to realm-step every half a block to keep up with us was hilarious.”
Daniel’s scowl darkened and he speared Angus with a lethal glare. “Fuck you, you eagle-eyed prick! If you knew I was there, you could’ve at least slowed down.”
Angus pressed his lips together wryly. “You needed the exercise.”
“Double fuck you, then.”
Annnnd … since everyone seemed to be in a better mood, Robbie held out his hand for the flask once more. “So, do I get a drink now?”
Angus sobered and looked at Daniel with a quick headshake, but Daniel’s expression grew mischievous and he passed Robbie the coveted flask. “Sure. I’m not on duty.”
Robbie held the flask in both hands and sniffed the contents. Ambrosia. Drink of the Gods. Pop’s secret recipe. It smelt just like ordinary wine.
Robbie couldn’t help but look at the two older men to see if this were a con; one of whom was grinning at him, while the other rolled his eyes.
Two antichrists and a true gryps war commander walked into a bar,” Robbie said as a toast …
..and downed his first swallow of ambrosia.
* * *

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE

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FULL INDEX OF BOB THE HOBO TO DATE CAN BE FOUND HERE!!
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2020.09.24 08:16 Tfeeltdimyon The angry sea (part 2 of 3)

The Regent was the closest pub to Tasmin’s residence. She sat at a bench in the back corner, away from the bar and out of view of the front door.
Naturally, she’d said no - apart from the damage to the studio, Tasmin didn't know how to use the equipment. But the woman had looked so sad at that, Tasmin had heard herself say "come back tomorrow morning."
Maybe she should actually do it, in honour of her uncle? She knew that his ultimate pipe dream had been to discover some new star, although he'd joked that any delusions of such a thing happening had died after his first five student demo tapes. That woman was certainly extraordinary, and if her singing was anywhere near as good as that drawing...
Tasmin had seen some da Vinci sketches in a book once and been very impressed with how alive they seemed, and what she held in her hand now wasn’t far from that quality. The woman had drawn a completed version of the silhoute in the strip on the old CD, but with herself singing. And with remarkably little ink she had effectively expressed a huge, smiling audience. Above her own head was a small CD, shining like the sun.
So there was definitely some value in seeing what she could in a studio, thought Tasmin, realising with some excitement that she was actually considering going through with this craziness. Still, it bothered her that the woman must have been one of the last people to see her uncle alive. And then there was the next step in logic from there...
Tasmin didn’t think that could be right though. It was too ridiculous. What could she have done? His wounds had been self-inflicted and there had been plenty of witnesses around. None of them had mentioned a woman when he’d “leapt from the stretcher and ran into the road, where he was struck by a fast-moving family vehicle. Several witnesses say that the patient then proceeded to run with remarkable speed towards the sea, violently opposing all efforts to stop him...”
The paper had found one of those people and his traumatised face and bloodstained white shirt had made for a dramatic image for the piece, the only thing that Tasmin had ever read that she truly wished she hadn’t. The driver and his family had refused to comment, and Tasmin could only imagine how traumatic it must have been for them, watching a man they’d shattered pulled himself up and lurch on....
"Bummed about the pipe, huh?"
Tasmin's train of thought was broken and she looked up. Rob. He was accompanied by a friendly-looking first-year who Tasmin recognised as one of her many flatmates. Lauren? Lauren smiled and sat in the chair opposite. “You alright?” she asked.
Tasmin smiled back, politely, but she wasn’t glad to see them. She’d driven back to Quaysecomb the previous evening after an intense month of family grief, and she’d felt like she was abandoning her dad. Had she not known the way to the huge student house in the suburbs she could have guided her car from a considerable distance by the bass-heavy music broadcasted therefrom, and upon arrival, she’d locked herself in her room and ignored all knocks and calls. The Tasmin who’d felt at home there seemed a stranger now.
Because of this, and other more recent distractions, it took a moment for her to switch gears and register what Rob was talking about.
Then she remembered. The pipe. She'd been all caught up in protests, petitions, and acts of expressive vandalism since arriving in the seaside town, this being the hot topic in town and the principle activity of the student community. It was the kind of thing she'd looked forward to getting into at uni, and also she’d also quite fancied Rob. Maybe if she hadn't been so busy with her new friends and the mission she could have gone to see her uncle more often, she thought, her mood darkening even further.
"Yeah, I just can't deal with people right now, you know?" she said.
"I feel you," said Rob, sitting down next to her on the bench. His hip was touching hers. "I haven't seen you around for a while."
"Family stuff," said Tasmin, sliding away.
"Right, right," he said, nodding sagely and pulling some wayward blond hair behind his ear. He was technically handsome but all Tamsin saw now was a golden retriever, and not in a good way. "Do you still have your car? We thought about going to tag the pipe again, are you up for it?"
"My car?" Tasmin replied quietly, something bubbling inside.
"Yeah, I've been looking for you for ages! Last time I was just like, you know." His head shook sadly to show what he was like. "They need to know we haven't given up."
It was coming back. The night before the day she’d heard the news.
Tasmin had driven Rob and a friend of his to the pipe at two in the morning, armed with a bag full of spray cans. She’d been pretty excited by the whole thing – checking the tides, avoiding the coastguard. But when the saboteurs had arrived at the man-high concrete tube they’d seen that the water around the mouth was clotted and thick and realised that the factory must have turned it on quietly. Weeks before the approved date.
Rob had cursed and stormed off, ignoring their calls, and finding him had taken a while. Not a word was said on the journey home, and when she dropped him off he’d slammed the door so hard she'd checked to see if it was broken.
It also occurred to Tasmin for the first time that her car might be a more vital element of Rob's plan that she was herself.
"What if I told you I'm glad they turned it on?" she asked, her face neutral, inside not.
Rob started and physically drew back, as if from a leper. "What?"
"I mean, it just seems a shame for it to go to waste, they built it and all. And do fish even feel pain?"
After Rob and Lauren (?) had gone, Tasmin realised that she'd just branded herself a heretic to the entire student body, and couldn't bring herself to care. While she really did think it outrageous that a factory could dump waste in the ocean in this day and age, the more pressing issue was how she could learn to work her uncle's equipment by tomorrow morning.
"You understand that it won't be good quality, right? I just learned the basics of this stuff last night. And there's the hole in the glass too, so..." Tasmin said apologetically. Why was she apologising? "Anyway, you can go through."
The woman didn't move. Tasmin sighed, went to the door and opened it, beckoning with a gesture. The woman advanced, her aspect no less arresting to the student than it had been the previous day. All the way through to the hanging microphone Tasmin led her customer. "Sing into here, ok?" she said, indicating towards the mouthpiece.
Tasmin hadn’t slept much. After a lot of thought, she'd decided that on balance it would be a criminal waste not to follow this curiosity to its conclusion, and that her uncle Chris would definitely have done the same thing. That was probably exactly what he had been doing, in fact. However, at such close quarters Tasmin began to feel like she was in over her head. The woman, though half a head shorter than herself, made her feel very small.
"I'm going to play some music for the background, ok? I'll try a few and just stop me when you hear something you like-"
The head shook.
"Acapella?" Tasmin asked.
A nod.
"Alright, that makes it easier for me I suppose. So I'll go over to the booth and tell you when to get started."
She started to turn but the woman touched her arm. Tamsin turned back and perceived two arms outstretched towards her, as if for an embrace, and her breath caught in her throat, but instead the arms went up and applied wet pressure to her ears, then withdrew.
"What was-" Tasmin began to exclaim, and realised that she had gone stone deaf.
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2020.09.24 03:05 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, September 24, 2020

A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below!
A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread.
NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
  • For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
  • For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Bootlegs
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
MyFigureCollection
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
Shops
Retailers:
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode FigureHaven Archonia (EU retailer) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Blogs/News:
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)

Buying & Shipping

1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
  • GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored.
Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Aquamarine
  • Flare
  • Stronger
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
18. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2020.09.23 23:06 vetrm OBS Help

Hi wondered if any of you advanced level users could help me
I have pretty pants internet its only 6mbps upload and 40mbps down, trying to stream and game is a nightmare, it looks choppy grainy and due to the load on the internet its causing constant disconnection on any game I am playing/attempting to stream
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19:33:25.273: name: Default
19:33:25.273: id: default
19:33:25.273: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.278: [CoreAudio encoder]: CoreAudio AAC encoder not installed on the system or couldn't be loaded
19:33:25.279: Failed to load 'en-US' text for module: 'decklink-ouput-ui.dll'
19:33:25.301: [AMF] Unable to load 'amfrt64.dll', error code 126.
19:33:25.302: [AMF] AMF Test failed due to one or more errors.
19:33:25.302: Failed to initialize module 'enc-amf.dll'
19:33:25.420: [obs-browser]: Version 2.8.6
19:33:25.461: NVENC supported
19:33:25.656: [Stream Effects] Loading Version 0.7.1 (Build 0)
19:33:25.712: Failed to load 'en-US' text for module: 'StreamDeckPlugin.dll'
19:33:25.721: Couldn't find VLC installation, VLC video source disabled
19:33:25.763: A DeckLink iterator could not be created. The DeckLink drivers may not be installed
19:33:25.764: No blackmagic support
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19:33:25.773: win-wasapi.dll
19:33:25.773: win-mf.dll
19:33:25.773: win-dshow.dll
19:33:25.773: win-decklink.dll
19:33:25.773: win-capture.dll
19:33:25.773: vlc-video.dll
19:33:25.773: text-freetype2.dll
19:33:25.773: StreamDeckPlugin.dll
19:33:25.773: rtmp-services.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-x264.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-vst.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-transitions.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-text.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-stream-effects.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-qsv11.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-outputs.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-filters.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-ffmpeg.dll
19:33:25.773: obs-browser.dll
19:33:25.773: image-source.dll
19:33:25.773: frontend-tools.dll
19:33:25.773: enc-amf.dll
19:33:25.773: decklink-ouput-ui.dll
19:33:25.773: coreaudio-encoder.dll
19:33:25.773: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.773: ==== Startup complete ===============================================
19:33:25.784: All scene data cleared
19:33:25.784: ------------------------------------------------
19:33:25.812: WASAPI: Device 'Broadcast Stream Mix (TC-Helicon GoXLR Mini)' [48000 Hz] initialized
19:33:25.812: [Loaded global audio device]: 'Mic/Aux'
19:33:25.899: ---------------------------------
19:33:25.899: [DShow Device: 'Video Capture Device'] settings updated:
19:33:25.899: video device: c922 Pro Stream Webcam
19:33:25.899: resolution: 1280x720
19:33:25.899: flip: 0
19:33:25.899: fps: 30.00 (interval: 333333)
19:33:25.899: format: MJPEG
19:33:26.009: warning: deprecated pixel format used, make sure you did set range correctly
19:33:26.015: warning: Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speed loss
19:33:26.071: warning: deprecated pixel format used, make sure you did set range correctly
19:33:26.197: [Media Source 'Stinger (Stinger)']: settings:
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19:33:26.197: speed: 100
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19:33:26.197: is_hw_decoding: no
19:33:26.197: is_clear_on_media_end: yes
19:33:26.197: restart_on_activate: yes
19:33:26.197: close_when_inactive: no
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19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 2' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 5' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - scene 'Chatting Scene':
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Image 3' (image_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Goal' (browser_source)
19:33:26.202: - source: 'Video Capture Device' (dshow_input)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 4' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Alert' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Browser' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 6' (image_source)
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19:33:26.203: - source: 'Goal' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Video Capture Device' (dshow_input)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 4' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Alert' (browser_source)
19:33:26.203: - scene 'Ending':
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 3' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Image 7' (image_source)
19:33:26.203: - scene 'Gaming':
19:33:26.203: - source: 'Display Capture' (monitor_capture)
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19:37:21.166: User switched to scene 'Start Scene'
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19:37:21.206:
19:37:24.156: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
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19:38:34.388:
19:38:34.391: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Dynamic bitrate enabled. Dropped frames begone!
19:38:34.391: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Connecting to RTMP URL rtmp://live-lhr04.twitch.tv/app...
19:38:34.419: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Interface: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V (ethernet, 1000 mbps)
19:38:36.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Connection to rtmp://live-lhr04.twitch.tv/app successful
19:38:36.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] New socket loop enabled by user
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19:42:28.712: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
19:42:31.690: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
19:43:23.345: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
19:43:26.323: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
20:15:08.061: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
20:15:11.039: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
20:17:29.469: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
20:17:32.456: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
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20:27:17.157: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
20:27:25.857: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3100
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20:28:28.190: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
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20:28:58.190: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
20:29:08.573: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
20:29:38.590: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3600, waiting
20:29:38.590: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
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20:29:39.690: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
20:29:47.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
20:30:11.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2800
20:30:41.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3200, waiting
20:31:11.340: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3600, waiting
20:31:41.341: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
20:49:26.046: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:49:26.046: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3600
20:49:29.289: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3300
20:49:34.690: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
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20:50:07.374: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
20:50:37.390: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
20:51:07.407: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
20:52:06.357: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
20:52:06.357: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3700
20:52:11.851: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3600
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20:52:17.870: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
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20:52:37.640: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2700
20:53:07.657: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3100, waiting
20:53:37.673: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3500, waiting
20:54:07.674: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3900, waiting
20:54:37.677: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:05:14.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:05:14.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3900
21:05:18.490: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3500
21:05:22.807: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
21:05:24.124: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:05:38.706: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2100
21:06:08.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2500, waiting
21:06:38.707: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2900, waiting
21:06:51.849: User switched to scene 'Chatting Scene'
21:06:54.823: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:07:08.723: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:07:38.740: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
21:08:08.741: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:09:10.553: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
21:09:13.539: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:21:43.106: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:21:43.107: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3700
21:21:45.773: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3300
21:21:49.744: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:22:19.756: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3400, waiting
21:22:19.757: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
21:22:19.757: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3000
21:22:20.040: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2300
21:22:50.041: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 2700, waiting
21:23:20.057: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3100, waiting
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21:24:20.076: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3900, waiting
21:24:50.090: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:45:41.840: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3800
21:45:49.040: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3200
21:45:56.612: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 3100
21:45:57.906: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:46:27.907: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:46:27.907: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate decreased to: 2900
21:46:57.923: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3300, waiting
21:47:18.323: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
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21:47:50.773: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] going back to prev bitrate
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21:48:50.776: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 3700, waiting
21:49:08.761: User switched to scene 'Ending'
21:49:11.756: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:49:20.790: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] bitrate increased to: 4000, done
21:49:35.173: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] User stopped the stream
21:49:35.298: socket_thread_windows: Normal exit
21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': stopping
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21:49:35.299: Output 'adv_stream': Number of lagged frames due to rendering lag/stalls: 2 (0.0%)
21:49:35.299: [rtmp stream: 'adv_stream'] Freeing 13 remaining packets
21:49:35.299: Video stopped, number of skipped frames due to encoding lag: 2/471549 (0.0%)
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21:49:35.328: warning: 2 frames left in the queue on closing
21:49:40.282: User switched to scene 'Live Broadcast'
21:49:43.273: warning: Could not update timestamps for discarded samples.
21:50:19.012: Settings changed (outputs)
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21:51:34.833: Settings changed (outputs)
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2020.09.23 15:20 Deca_Dytto MotMG: Reconstruction is here!

MotMG: Reconstruction is here!
Realm Reconstruction Crew!
The day has arrived. The biggest MotMG to date begins today! Put on your hard hats and reflective vests and get in the spirit of Reconstruction - take part in the continuous rebuilding of our beloved game into something ever better! There is always plenty for us to do at the (Re)construction site, and you’re about to dig into the heftiest patch notes to date. Fitting them all into this post would be unwieldy, so there is a link further down to all the minutiae of what has been going on behind the scenes. And there will be plenty for you to do, too, if you take a look at the MotMG Reconstruction Event Calendar!

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Update 09/25:

  • Fixed issue with accessing the boss room in Undead Lair.
  • Visual issue fixed: Exaltation progress bar can no longer be moved via left click.
  • Invoice page after gold purchase with Xsolla now displays correctly.
  • Negative stats effect from equipment now reflects when gear is equipped.
  • Description of the Mystery ST Crate updated with the latest ST set.

Farewell, Flash Client

Realm of the Mad God: Exalt stands on the shoulders of the giant that was Flash. Many of us (and you, we think) have fond memories not only of our own little big Flash game, but of the creativity and fun that this unique development ecosystem made possible. With Flash going away for good later this year, the time has come for Realm Exalt to hop out of the nest and soar. Starting today, Flash will no longer be an option on Steam, the website will not host the Flash client, and Realm will no longer be on Kongregate. Farewell, old friend! Big F...

Month of the Mad God: Reconstruction

For the most meticulous of the crew, here is a very exhaustive list of changes. For those eager for a review, read on!

The New Systems

Vital Combat

Vital Combat is a brand new gameplay system that affects Health and Mana regeneration via Pet abilities and the Vitality and Wisdom stats. Vital Combat is meant to address the long-term health of the metagame by looking at just how players are challenged by the content.
  • When you are hit by a certain amount of damage, you will enter the In Combat state. This puts your WIS and VIT regeneration at half speed*, and adds a 2 second delay to your Pet’s abilities. The condition lasts for a base duration of 7 seconds but it is affected by your Vitality. For every 5 VIT the duration is reduced by 0.2 seconds with a minimum duration of 1 second.
  • *The regeneration speed of VIT and WIS has been doubled, which means that while In Combat you will passively regenerate as before, and while Out of Combat you will regenerate much faster!
  • The amount of damage to enter the In Combat state is scaled based on your Defense. You can see this Combat Trigger value by hovering over the new Vital Combat tooltip above your Fame bar.
More detailed info here!

Exaltations

Exaltation is the new endgame progression system, which will reward you with permanent upgrades for the stats of your Exalted classes. It will revolve around the endgame dungeons:
Dungeon Stat
The Nest Dexterity
The Shatters Attack
Fungal Cavern Wisdom
Crystal Cavern Vitality
Lost Halls Defense
Cultist Hideout Speed
The Void Mana
Oryx's Sanctuary Life
Whenever your 8/8 character finishes one of these dungeons by killing the boss, the completion is counted in the Exaltation system towards the corresponding stat for the class you are using. If you reach a certain amount of completions in each stat, you get stat bonuses. You can reach up to 5 stat bonuses in each stat. Every stat bonus gives you an increase of +1 to the stat (+5 to HP/MP), and they are permanent for that class. Forever. The Exaltation rewards certainly do not end with stat bonuses!
  • The Fast Learner Exaltations will give you a permanent bonus to XP gain on a certain class every time you achieve a certain amount of any stat bonuses on that class.
  • The Mastery Exaltations will give you a weapon attack damage bonus when you achieve a certain amount of each stat bonus of a class.
  • The Armor Proficiency Exaltations will decrease the time spent In Combat when you achieve bonuses in all stats on classes that wear the same armor type.
  • The Weapon Proficiency Exaltations will reward you with higher drop rates on all items when you achieve bonuses in all stats on classes that use the same weapon type.
Not only will your Exalted classes be powerful, they’ll look it too! If you achieve the impressive feat of maxing out all stats on a class, you will receive the Exalted Skin for that class and decorate your Vault with new Golden Statues.
And while you are busy grinding out stat bonuses for any and all classes, you will be receiving these exclusive Pet Skins... until you max out all of them, and receive a permanent 10% drop rate on all classes!
More detailed info here!

The Appetizer

This gourmand has a twisted relationship with food, hoarding it for himself yet utilizing it as a humiliating weapon. You will meet this new event boss next week and have the chance to punch him until he turns into little piles of food himself!
The Appetizer will spawn in the Mountains after all Red Demons are defeated. Along with him, three Food Piles spawn across the map. The Appetizer teleports to the food piles one by one and his properties change based on the Food Pile that he is next to.
The Food Piles will have a chance to drop their respective type of Food or a Mystery Stat Pot. They will also drop a guaranteed Food Voucher x1 token which stacks up to 40. You can double click the stack to turn it into a Food item - you can see the possible options in the full changelog document. The Appetizer will also drop a guaranteed Food Voucher x1. He can also drop any of the five Food Pile foods, Mystery Stat Pots, and a hefty Rogue Skin.
More detailed info here!

The Reconstructed

Realm is a decade old game that is still growing and moving forward, and we do not want older content to be left behind and feel obsolete. There must be a place and purpose for all, and shiny new sprites to boot!
The Pirate Cave, Spider Den, Snake Pit, Undead Lair, and Abyss of Demons have received dramatic overhauls in all aspects, with some much lighter changes to the Forest Maze as well. Even the Keyper has seen improvements and balance tweaks! We’ve got plenty of details in the full changelog linked earlier, so we recommend checking it out!
More detailed info here!
Stay up to date on which events are going to be active during MotMG in this thread. The thread will be updated each week.

UT and ST Increased Drop Rates

As we mentioned last Friday, the old Archer and Rogue ST sets are now dropping with an increased drop rate!
The majority of the UTs and STs across the board are now also dropping with an increased drop rate as well! A complete list of individual items with buffed rates has been included in the full changelog document.
More detailed info here!

Other Fixes and Improvements

  • Randomly offset ground tile sprites now work on Exalt, allowing for more natural looking textures like grass with less obvious tiling.
  • Added Vital Combat and Exaltation pages to the in-game Journal.
  • Fixed “Player on Top“ option to not show other players’ projectiles and status effects on your character.
  • Fixed DC issues:
    • when trading with a player who has special characters in the name.
    • when wearing the following set: Divinity + Seal of the Battle God + Mercy's Bane + Ring of Unbound Attack.
    • when using Cursed Spire Spell and changing the area right before it explodes.
  • Fixed display issue of the Immune status on enemies.
  • Fixed issue with a character’s death not showing in the graveyard.
  • Fixed various tooltips typos.

Misc

  • Soon, you will find out who won in the Make a Wish raffle here. Rewards to be sent soon!
  • Since MotMG is all about change, we are now selling some items for fame in the Nexus Shop. Check it out in-game!
  • New skins!
  • We have partnered with new content creators:
  • Squirtle is now known as Ahctane - Twitch and YouTube
  • The Dungeon Art Contest is over! We are currently reviewing all entries and will update you soon on the winners!

Discord Reconstruction Event

Head over to the official Discord for a special event that ties in to the F2P campaign! By making progress in the campaign, you'll be able to help reconstruct dungeons with the help of other players on discord. Earn tokens that can be redeemed for raffle tickets with a prize pool of 48,000 Realm Gold! For more information, check the #event-info on the server.
Last but not least, getting all of the MotMG content and features to you took a lot of time and effort not only on our part, but on our amazing Testers and UGC members who created the stunning decorations you can all see in the Vault, Nexus and GHall; the creative construction versions of the encounters you’re about to see; and the fun and colorful character and pet skins! So, once again, we want to express our gratitude for your support and dedication! We know it might be hard sometimes but your patience and expertise is one of the main factors that drives Realm of the Mad God forward!

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