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2023.05.29 03:18 JoshAsdvgi THE ARROW CHAIN



(TLINGIT: Swanton, Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology, xxxix, 209, No. 56)

Two very high-caste boys were chums.
The father of one was town chief and had his house in the middle of the village, but the house of the other boy's father stood at one end.
These boys would go alternately to each other's houses and make great quantities of arrows which they would play with until all were broken up.
One time both of the boys made a great quantity of arrows to see which could have the more.
Just back of their village was a hill on the top of which was a smooth grassy place claimed by the boys as their playground, and on a certain fine, moonlight night they started thither.
As they were going along the lesser chief's son, who was ahead, said, "Look here, friend. Look at that moon.
Don't you think that the shape of that moon is the same as that of my mother's labret and that the size is the same, too?"
The other answered, "Don't: You must not talk that way of the moon."
Then suddenly it became very dark about them and presently the head chief's son saw a ring about them just like a rainbow.
When it disappeared his companion was gone.
He called and called to him but did not get any answer and did not see him.
He thought, "He must have run up the hill to get away from that rainbow."
He looked up and saw the moon in the sky.
Then he climbed the hill, and looked about, but his friend was not there.
Now he thought, "Well! the moon must have gone up with him.
That circular rainbow must have been the moon."
The boy thus left alone sat down and cried, after which he began to try the bows.
He put strings on them one after the other and tried them, but every one broke.
He broke all of his own bows and all of his strings his chum's except one which was made of very hard wood.
He thought, "Now I am going to shoot that star next to the moon."
In that spot was a large and very bright one.
He shot an arrow at this star and sat down to watch, when, sure enough, the star darkened.
Now he began shooting at that star from the big piles of arrows he and his chum had made, and he was encouraged by seeing that the arrows did not come back.
After he had shot for some time he saw something hanging down very near him and, when he shot up another arrow, it stuck to this.
The next did likewise, and at last the chain of arrows reached him.
He put a last one on to complete it.
Now the youth felt badly for the loss of his friend and, lying down under the arrow chain, he went to sleep.
After a while he awoke, found himself sleeping on that hill, remembered the arrows he had shot away, and looked up.
Instead of the arrows there was a long ladder reaching right down to him.
He arose and looked so as to make sure.
Then he determined to ascend.
First, however, he took various kinds of bushes and stuck them into the knot of hair he wore on his head.
He climbed up his ladder all day and camped at nightfall upon it, resuming his journey the following morning.
When he awoke early on the second morning his head felt very heavy.
Then he seized the salmon berry bush that was in his hair, pulled it out, and found it was loaded with berries.
After he had eaten the berries off, he stuck the branch back into his hair and felt very much strengthened.
About noon of the same day he again felt hungry, and again his head was heavy, so he pulled out a bush from the other side of his head and it was loaded with blue huckleberries.
It was already summer there in the sky.
That was why he was getting berries.
When he resumed his journey next morning his head did not feel heavy until noon.
At that time he pulled out the bush at the back of his head and found it loaded with red huckleberries.
By the time he had reached the top the boy was very tired.
He looked round and saw a large lake.
Then he gathered some soft brush and some moss and lay down to sleep.
But, while he slept, some person came to him and shook him saying, "Get up.
I am after you."
He awoke and looked around but saw no one.
Then he rolled over and pretended to go to sleep again but looked out through his eyelashes.
By and by he saw a very small but handsome girl coming along.
Her skin clothes were very clean and neat, and her leggings were ornamented with porcupine quills.
Just as she reached out to shake him he said, "I have seen you already."
Now the girl stood still and said, "I have come after you.
My grandmother has sent me to bring you to her house.
" So he went with her, and they came to a very small house in which was an old woman.
The old woman said, "What is it you came way up here after, my grandson?" and the boy answered, "On account of my playmate who was taken up hither."
"Oh!" answered the old woman, "He is next door, only a short distance away.
I can hear him crying every day.
He is in the moon's house."
Then the old woman began to give him food.
She would put her hand up to her mouth, and a salmon or whatever she was going to give would make its appearance.
After the salmon she gave him berries and then meat, for she knew that he was hungry from his long journey.
After that she gave him a spruce cone, a rose bush, a piece of devil's club, and a small piece of whetstone to take along.
As the boy was going toward the moon's house with all of these things he heard his playmate screaming with pain.
He had been put up on a high place near the smoke hole, so, when his rescuer came to it, he climbed on top, and, reaching down through the smoke hole, pulled him out.
He said, "My friend, come. I am here to help you."
Putting the spruce cone down where the boy had been, he told it to imitate his cries, and he and his chum ran away.
After a while, however, the cone dropped from the place where it has been put, and the people discovered that their captive had escaped.
Then the moon started in pursuit.
When the head chief's son discovered this, he threw behind them the devil's club he had received from the old woman, and a patch of devil's club arose which the moon had so much trouble in getting through that they gained rapidly on him.
When the moon again approached, the head chief's son threw back the rose bushes, and such a thicket of roses grew there that the moon was again delayed.
When he approached them once more, they threw back the grindstone, and it became a high cliff from which the moon kept rolling back.
It is on account of this cliff that people can say things about the moon nowadays with impunity.
When the boys reached the old woman's house they were very glad to see each other, for before this they had not had time to speak.
The old woman gave them something to eat, and, when they were through, she said to the rescuer, "Go and lie down at the place where you lay when you first came up.
Don't think of anything but the playground you used to have."
They went there and lay down, but after some time the boy who had first been captured thought of the old woman's house and immediately they found themselves there.
Then the old woman said, "Go back and do not think of me any more.
Lie there and think of nothing but the place where you used to play."
They did so, and, when they awoke, they were lying on their playground at the foot of the ladder.
As the boys lay in that place they heard a drum beating in the head chief's house, where a death feast was being held for them, and the head chief's son said, "Let us go," but the other answered, "No, let us wait here until that feast is over."
Afterward the boys went down and watched the people come out with their faces all blackened.
They stood at a corner, but, as this dance is always given in the evening, they were not seen.
Then the head chief's son thought, " I wish my younger brother would come out," and sure enough, after all of the other people had gone, his younger brother came out.
He called to his brother saying, "Come here. It is I," but the child was afraid and ran into the house instead.
Then the child said to his mother, "My brother and his friend are out here."
"Why do you talk like that?" asked his mother.
"Don't you know that your brother died some time ago?"
And she became very angry.
The child, however, persisted, saying, "I know his voice, and I know him."
His mother was now very much disturbed, so the boy said, "I am going to go out and bring in a piece of his shirt."
"Go and do so," said his mother.
"Then I will believe you."
When the boy at last brought in a piece of his brother's shirt his mother was convinced, and they sent word into all of the houses, first of all into that of the second boy's parents, but they kept both with them so that his parents could come there and rejoice over him.
All of the other people in that village also came to see them.
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2023.05.28 22:52 RepresentativeAct519 Some spots from North America

Couple of specials list cars in this one so hang tight
Ferrari 599 GTB (Toronto, Canada),-79.3720855,3a,51.9y,176.71h,58.86t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sKVdrfns5EDy4MJ9ua08iXQ!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (Toronto, Canada),-79.371549,3a,43.9y,27.55h,78.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVMlQrav7h5tehBXVVexerg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
F82 BMW M4 (Westmount, Canada),-73.6067032,3a,19.2y,240.42h,76.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1soChtb_DdkM2kQzMKNjJcTg!2e0!5s20190601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Fisker Karma (Westmount, Canada),-73.6043562,3a,21.429304y,38.582966h,91.593445t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sKRjanXZW2k4PZ2DFHymMiw!2e0?lucs=47067412&g_ep=CAISBjYuNjQuMxgAIIGBASoINDcwNjc0MTJCAkNB&g_st=ic
BMW X6M Competition (Westmount, Canada),-73.6055898,3a,15.000000y,34.774914h,85.601570t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sDfQ4sODNgfADROBwmQMf1Q!2e0?lucs=47067412&g_ep=CAISBjYuNjQuMxgAIIGBASoINDcwNjc0MTJCAkNB&g_st=ic
Porsche 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS (Montreal, Canada),-73.5489945,3a,15y,49.14h,76.59t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssdUxI1KLpuMpDeOVyVhAWQ!2e0!5s20220501T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Jaguar XKR (Laval, Canada),-73.7557928,3a,75y,241.32h,77.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svKbnWPfCvwzQViMIU6QwTw!2e0!5s20120901T000000!7i13312!8i6656
BMW X5M Competition (Toronto, Canada),-79.3751783,3a,37.1y,77.32h,81.6t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1siSpGK0WgeU5jEBMqTp-WTg!2e0!5s20210901T000000!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Porsche 911 997.2 GT3 (Toronto, Canada),-79.3758663,3a,15.8y,332.01h,81.98t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sCohWcWWz7CsYUIM0PySN1A!2e0!5s20110801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Bentley Arnage (Greenwich, Connecticut),-73.6272184,3a,15y,81.02h,86.03t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sc9OIqDn35hmX81ANn1Mzrg!2e0!5s20230401T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=nl&authuser=0&entry=ttu
Mercedes-Benz GLS 63S AMG (Greenwich, Connecticut),-73.626067,3a,15y,155.08h,85.03t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sxz1u009V-ZDNO4NIDi0LTA!2e0!5s20230401T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=nl&authuser=0
Porsche Panamera Turbo S (Greenwich, Connecticut),-73.626075,3a,57.3y,256.8h,61.23t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOGRabTFu0BeLsT9hfeMT5Q!2e0!5s20191001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=sk
S63 AMG (Dania Beach, Florida),-80.1140469,3a,15y,19.79h,85.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfGoCuQT9gS2sWWV-bXl6vA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Nissan R35 GT-R (Hallandale Beach, Florida),-80.1424888,3a,15y,82.83h,87.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5sHoMAhKmPmKxxpE-tKOKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Audi RS e-tron GT (Hallandale Beach, Florida),-80.1426054,3a,15.7y,47.08h,82.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ZgHA24z8yoUAQzNKs0eOQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley GTC II (Hallandale Beach, Florida),-80.1502357,3a,15.3y,38.44h,83.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sd4MTvZIySNz77n2rh-2yyQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley GTC III (West Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0525928,3a,54.8y,227.76h,69.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNUw4poAVggdI5MB599vn4g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley Flying Spur II (West Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0498685,3a,15y,261.91h,85.32t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sYhYfSUVhocG8A4eWCsrSOQ!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Ferrari California T (West Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0495351,3a,15y,208.6h,84.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s3xmJNvA8jnYVxRjVNTUHCw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Bentley GTC I (West Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0481363,3a,19.1y,204.1h,80.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sLh5n90YS68I6vYlcKu2_Kw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Aston-Martin DBX 707 (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.041,3a,17.7y,0.86h,79.57t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sL-jAhqwTLHk3KO7YelyYQw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Bentley GTC III (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0400526,3a,41.9y,208.32h,78.74t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sqOMqlTs20pHyaCzo77xxbQ!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Chrysler TC by Maserati (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0379368,3a,15y,187.79h,86.5t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sqHxGbXzIyux9FU3r5idDiw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
(Turn around and move a little bit on this one) Aston-Martin DBX 1/500, Beige Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, Bentley Continental GT III, Maserati Quattroporte VI (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0378121,3a,53.5y,331.53h,76.73t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s0HQaJCdcDfxFGNOVmwLowg!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da&entry=ttu
Yellow-green Aston-Martin V8 Vantage 2018 and Porsche 911 991 Turbo S (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0377483,3a,75.9y,296.12h,68.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swMNHWP3sFTyRlkTi3Zmmmw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da
Bentley GTC I (2X), Aston-Martin DBX 707 (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0377162,3a,47.6y,334.15h,82.89t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2hr9EAxlAu_FthDmFFtXvw!2e0!5s20230301T000000!7i16384!8i8192?hl=da&entry=ttu
Notice: the following spots are not from NA but they're absolutely insane so I'm going to post them anyways
Lamborghini Countach! (Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan),139.7706144,3a,15y,37.96h,85.55t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAFqIZsPTXLgkNF-ox1mNuA!2e0!5s20130701T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Jaguar C-Type Replica! (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France),2.2704389,3a,49.3y,213.27h,59.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOIeR_Co8dtqD1DDX-nWCBw!2e0!5s20120801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Back to NA now...
Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG (Toronto, Canada),-79.3788851,3a,15y,336.43h,84.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGaNzY7pVok6k-UfEDLxFyg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Bentayga I (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1177042,3a,20.2y,16.04h,84.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1so-y_os-I6IUkXmeM88n4qw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley Continental GT III (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1135253,3a,15y,71.53h,75.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDspdh7XLIgSVqeOLcwkA9Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1088103,3a,15y,232.82h,88.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3CdpGB43RnljyM6feuZyjA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley Bentayga 2020 & Porsche 911 991.2 GT3! (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.0945941,3a,16.9y,238.11h,86.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szEhBkibJfIsRKaDvGgTGRQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley GTC III (Palm Beach, Florida),-80.0370388,3a,15y,354.69h,87.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sOcZtXrX1Z8siTX5RAl7H-A!2e0!5s20220501T000000!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
F82 BMW M4 (City of Industry, California),-117.916259,3a,48.9y,97.38h,78.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svzxk78vQcifOpD4tzIicLg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Ferrari California & Jaguar F-Type R (Vaughan, Canada),-79.4937574,3a,15y,45.44h,87.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s19HpKE6cLhM8xuayFJGvkw!2e0!5s20211001T000000!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Jaguar F-Pace SVR (Toronto, Canada),-79.4109247,3a,53.1y,270.58h,65.84t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sV0Db9Hr2dCDHNesfxxNsGg!2e0!5s20210601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Jaguar F-Type R (Toronto, Canada),-79.4110303,3a,15y,304.29h,82.31t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s9LccL3AU9ppDJxbVuxksXg!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Audi RS7 (C8) (Carefree, Arizona),-111.9086075,3a,15y,65.39h,87.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVX_5ktP-42tmIbYmzfmN1A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 993 Turbo! (Carefree, Arizona),-111.9086342,3a,15y,86.54h,82.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sv_v6eY78ilmdYfx5s22Dbg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 987 Boxster Spyder! (Carefree, Arizona),-111.908813,3a,52.3y,97.42h,63.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQj1g7hVju2haHKMZx9-60Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Mulsanne (St-Lambert, Canada),-73.507778,3a,15y,191.59h,84.42t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1shxJWuzv9fnws0VdDGo9iSQ!2e0!5s20120801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Ferrari California T (North Miami Beach, Florida),-80.1590452,3a,15y,84.68h,82.75t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssSatn1ohRUXbwSvnYvCmQg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Azure (Grey area, North Miami Beach, Florida),-80.1566714,3a,15y,226.7h,84.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8NMaHkoqz-WPKPyP9jYAtQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo,-80.1560761,3a,15y,107.33h,81.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWdt0HyrbnhNJu5TKWGKgDQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Continental GT III (Naples, Florida),-81.8003467,3a,15.9y,81.59h,83.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBWAc3yJArfPxWgp_3-4T2A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Lexus LC500 (Naples, Florida),-81.7950279,3a,15y,147.32h,85.48t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sp4qjisdTNLF6EBtptMO-lQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley GTC III (Naples, Florida),-81.790643,3a,15y,57.47h,88.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szUIiiRwr9RiIvwDKHRl4ww!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
2020 Bentley Bentayga (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.171471,3a,15y,340.57h,83.32t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snPE-iCN2BczYNScgvNHS0A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Aston-Martin DBX 707 (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1738608,3a,15y,351.12h,84.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sujhqRG9NWOk7tK9npyrJVw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Sedan (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1718828,3a,15y,53.39h,86.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spL_yu4FoTnHpOaohfq_V1w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06 (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1696046,3a,42.2y,329.69h,67.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snMy8R0wHVYkFPQhJLhA1BQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Karma GS-6 (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1459712,3a,15y,19.13h,87.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYUn1jBm6Xin27qj4mxgQow!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Aston-Martin DBS Superleggera (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.127644,3a,15y,271.5h,88.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swYPdfS5BZ_ahJOoo_-9hOQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
McLaren 765LT! (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1261778,3a,15y,190.53h,88.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szuRRjbniJ1xG9V9Jn49TSw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Lexus LC500 and Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1258813,3a,50.4y,287.36h,79.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-VzuL8d1-NYjBAMhWeLHZg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Lexus RC F (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1213257,3a,15y,229.42h,85.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9S4ilDwXHgGk79-38gd8NA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Ferrari 488 GTB (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1262475,3a,15y,91.35h,85.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgMBZ-2epF9aQq1IuA4ozmg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Porsche 911 996 Turbo (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1256071,3a,15.4y,304.44h,74.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdcvB0_pXaM2JwYXrCvpc2w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
AC Cobra (Boca Raton, Florida, most likely a replica),-80.1253328,3a,15y,77.97h,85.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLOBKRbhCE-uWvXAglv1gnw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Bentley GTC III (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1212047,3a,27.6y,47.55h,84.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfFwEQul7puQAozpMB5HPlA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Lotus Evora (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1211306,3a,15y,169.13h,88.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz_SBieWrRojINtjs42FYAA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Chevrolet C7 Corvette ZR1 (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1211756,3a,15y,355.91h,87.14t,0data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siCbcAfbykgPldJAz06MLYw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Alpina B6 (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1212375,3a,17.2y,51.97h,86.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sY5wqAitKZzMNHUl3ucKqvw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
Mercedes-AMG GT63S AMG (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1212129,3a,15y,250.91h,85.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slAbDQAkj4L9J8lo2bm2w3g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
McLaren 720s (Boca Raton, Florida),-80.1212023,3a,15y,248.75h,86.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stwil-UiXcK21gwvYgDXQDw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

That's pretty much it, thanks for reading!
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2023.05.28 06:55 psyopticnerve Nothing Grows Here [Part 1}

"Nothing ever grows here."
This was a sentiment my father expressed often, referring to a particular plot on the east side of our property, murmuring the words bitterly. No matter what crops he planted there, no matter the attention he gave them, they would either wither and die or grow in a sickly, twisted fashion.
When I was young I watched him work the land and brought him food and water as the sun beat down upon us, dreading the day that he often told me would come- the day I was old enough to toil alongside him.
My interests were books, knowledge, the arts. Things they taught at school, and the more interesting topics I could learn about from Thomas, our neighbor who lived a mile down the road from us. Though he was several grades above me, Thomas was always kind, treating me as one would a younger sibling and entertaining my curiosities. It was from him that I found myself immersed in works of fiction and fantasy, things that my father would glance at and grimace.
"These things aren't meant for people like us, Leroy. No, we weren't dealt a hand to indulge ourselves in the luxury of idle pleasures for men who do not work with their hands."
He never said these things with a tone of anger or resentment, but rather in a measured way, meant to let me understand that he would derive no pleasure in keeping me from my interests or from walking to the school in a few short months. No, he said these things regretfully, wearily. He too, had once dreamed of a life away from his family's struggling farm. The only of his three siblings to survive adolescence, he chose to stay and aid my grandfather after my grandmother passed and he began succumbing to the bottle.
While my father never gave in to such vices, seeing him grow stiffer and harder of breath each day, I knew that I soon would assume the role he had once played for his father. And so I clung to my remaining days of freedom with a feverish fervor.

"...and it's entirely made of ice?" I asked, insistent and intrusive at Thomas's side.
"No, it's a continent covered by and surrounded by ice…" he replied distractedly, keeping his eyes on his book as we walked, "The, uh, Vikings found it I think… maybe the Spaniards. It's interesting though, no one owns Antarctica… Besides maybe the penguins."
"The Spanish find everything.”
“Mm. The Nazis went there too. My father told me.”
“Does he ever talk about the war?”
Thomas raised an eyebrow but didn’t look up from the page. His father, Sheriff Russell, patrolled Mt.Harmon with an efficiency that could only have been instilled by combat. Nothing ever happened in our sleepy little town, and he often seemed disappointed by this.
“Does yours?” Thomas replied.
“No. Mostly worries about the Russians these days. ”
“You’d think we’d be tired of war by now, wouldn’t you? And yet we continue to find new and horrifying ways to kill one another. Seems if we invent the weapons we’ll invent a reason to point them at someone.”
“Why do we keep making them then?”
“It’s profitable.”
There was a long pause between us. I decided to change the subject.
"What are you reading?"
"Frankenstein, or; The Modern Prometheus. It's by a woman named Mary Shelley. Gruesome throughout, it's about a monster created by a man who becomes a monster himself… You'd like it, I think. You can borrow it when I'm finished."
“How does one become a monster?”
“Inwardly. You’ll see when you read it. Conversely, the monster begins to appear more human.”
I pondered the meaning of what he had said and we neared a bend in the road. Thomas suddenly stopped in his tracks and dropped Frankenstein to his side. He stared straight ahead, eyes squinting at something through thick coniferous branches. I followed his gaze, finding nothing.
"Do you see that?"
"No…" I whispered. I followed his finger until I was able to see the camouflaged Great Horned Owl roosting there. Its sharp eyes were trained on us.
“How bizarre,” Thomas remarked.
“Not really. That’s one of the most common species of owl in this region.”
“It’s not bizarre that it’s here. It’s bizarre that it’s awake in daylight and that there are so many in one place.”
Taken aback, I realized the forest we were staring into was staring right back at us. Dozens of these owls were scattered throughout the trees.
“Incredible… Enjoy this moment, Leroy. We’ll never see anything like this again.”
We lingered for a while, soaking it in. After a silent agreement was reached that we had appreciated them sufficiently we turned away and journeyed on.

“You’re getting better with that,” I noted, watching my father adjust the radio’s dial to his favorite station. He often asked me to tune it for him.
“There is a part of me that still dislikes it greatly. Yet I find myself compelled. It doesn’t do us well to be uninformed.”
The broadcast spoke of the weather. The next week was to be warm, uncharacteristically so for this time of year. To this he grunted, “Figures.”
“How does that figure?”
“Maybe it doesn’t. But it gives me something to blame. Might as well be the weather.”
“And what do you blame on the weather?”
“Whatever you want. It’s the perfect scapegoat.”
“I’ll keep it in mind.”
“Let the cat out.”
I journeyed to the porch with the orange creature weaving itself between my feet. It wasn’t our cat, but it was here often enough for us to feel responsible for it. We weren’t sure who it belonged to, if anyone. It scampered out into the night, where a thick fog had settled over the grass. I listened to the chirping of crickets mingle with the muffled chatter of the radio while settling into a creaking rocking chair. The glow from the lamp inside gave off just enough light as I examined the cover before opening Frankenstein, flipping through to see what annotations Thomas had made in his scribbled, slanted way of expressing his thoughts between the printed lines. They always intrigued me as much as the original work. I smiled, returning to the first page.
It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils…

“...Well, what did you think of Duck and Cover?”
Thomas was clearly excited to discuss the schoolwide atomic weapon safety protocol video we had been shown that morning. I was less than eager to reply. Practicing the drill had left me feeling ill.
“A desk would never save us from an explosion of that magnitude.”
“Why not build a bunker?”
Thomas laughed, “It costs money. Besides, would you want to be trapped in a bunker for years until the radiation decays? I’d rather die, frankly, than become a human sardine.”
“If the government really wanted to make dealing with the aftermath convenient, they’d have us each dig our own grave beforehand. When the alarms blare we would simply lie down in them, and wait.” Thomas crossed his arms over his chest and mimed falling backwards.
I forced the resemblance of a chuckle out of a throat that had constricted.
“You don’t look well.”
“Why should I?” I turned to him, exasperated, “I don’t have a desk at home. Even the illusion of shelter might be nice.”
Thomas softened his voice, “I’m sorry, I was trying to make light of the absurdity of it all… I try not to mention that you’re leaving school. I force it from my mind so often that it sometimes slips away completely.”
“It’s not just that.”
“Then what?”
“...Doesn’t it bother you? To know that there are decisions being made for us? Ones that we do not get a say in- like who to bomb, or being forced to hide under a desk in the face of certain death?” I could feel my eyes beginning to water.
“...Of course it does.”
“And yet you laugh about it?”
Thomas shrugged, “I try to. Sometimes that’s the only option left.”

“What was your reasoning in choosing a Chevrolet over a Ford?”
My father was patching a tire, I was pestering him while he worked in the barn.
“Truth be told, I could give a damn about brands, makes or models. They all drive, they all break down, they all require special attention to certain faulty components… I simply needed a truck, and this is the one I could afford the day I was buying.”
“So you don’t ever find yourself admiring a Ford?”
“Sure. The grass is always greener, as they say...”
“And as you say. That's an idiom you use often.”
“Perhaps. I’m a practicing pragmatist.”
“You consider yourself to be a pragmatist?”
“...Should I surmise from your tone that you disagree?"
“I… didn’t say that.”
“Not in so many words.”
A pair of owls hooted rhythmically from somewhere to the east. He placed the tire back on the hub, giving me a stern look before winking at me as he began tightening the bolts to the rim. His point was made and my tongue was tied. He gave a curt nod at my concession and lowered the jack, running his hands across the repaired tread to make certain that no air was escaping. Once he was satisfied that it had been patched successfully he wiped them on his coveralls and stood up, grunting and groaning as his tired limbs protested just as loudly.
When he spoke again his voice had lost some of the sharpness it typically held, “There was another matter I wished to discuss with you before this task took precedence this evening”
“I’m all ears.”
“Tell that to the mouth you’re always running…” he chuckled softly, his usual gruff timbre still absent from this remark, “Leroy, I’ve decided to hire some help around here.”
I stared at him, sizing up the implication of what he’d said.
“Do you forget who manages your finances?” I asked, incredulous, knowing that we didn’t have a quarter to spare.
“That only adds to my point. You are a child, yet you understand these things as well, or perhaps even better, than I.”
“Indeed, which makes your statement even more foolish.”
The gruffness came back to his voice with his response.
“Not at all. There is hope for you yet. You haven’t made the poor decisions I have and tied yourself to this cursed piece of land… Nothing grows here. And what does is meager…”
“...Meaning that you will need my help to succeed.”
“Nonsense. You will be at school for the spring and the fall, and in the summer you will have chores. But I cannot bear keeping you here with me. I will hire help.”
There was a finality to what he had said. A weight had been simultaneously lifted from my shoulders and placed firmly in the air between us. Impenetrable and inarguable. I found my lips trembling.
“Were you ever happy here?”
My question took him aback. He regarded me for a while before he spoke, his voice once again lowered to a softer cadence and volume.
“...I suppose I was for a time. We told ourselves we would return home to a hero's welcome… To parades and medals and our loved ones. And we did… To all the fanfare and the admiration… For what we had done. Who we had killed. The enemy- young men just like us. Scared, tired, hungry, sick men that we were told to kill with distorted reasoning, manipulation, for fear of being called a coward or a traitor… Through similar methods they were coerced to do the same to us. At the end of the day, we were only ever trying to survive, no matter which uniform we wore.”
He leaned against the frame of the Chevy.
“So I was happy to survive… I was happy to return to my infant, my wife…” he sighed heavily, staring down at the ground, “And then she left us... She was not happy here.”
“We… Couldn’t we have gone with her?”
“No,” he shook his head, “No, it wasn’t like that, Leroy… She was- is- a spirit meant to be free. She would have never been happy with us. Perhaps I was a fool for ever thinking that she could be…”
I had never heard him speak of her this frankly. I could see his eyes sadden as memories of their time together flashed through his mind. I nearly regretted broaching the subject.
“She was- she is- a good woman, in her own way,” he concluded, looking back at me.
“...And you are a great man,” I told him.
He rubbed his face with his sleeve, quickly concealing the mist forming in his eyes from my sight. When he lowered his arm he was once again composed.
“And you are a great son, Leroy.”

The next morning Thomas was not waiting on the porch for me on the way to school as usual. Instead I was greeted by Sheriff Russell after I knocked on the screen door. Seeing him dressed in a robe and slippers instead of his uniform was oddly disorienting.
"Good morning, Leroy. I'm afraid Thomas has had a fever through the night. His mother believes it best for him to stay in bed for the day. Just getting over mine," he added, seeming to feel the need to justify his attire.
"Oh, well pass it along to him that I hope he feels better soon."
"I'll do that, I'll do just that..." Russell yawned, coffee mug in hand. The sound of bare feet bounding down the steps came from inside and Thomas appeared, looking pale and tired.
“Young man, you ought to be resting!” Darcy poked her head around the corner to half-heartedly scold him.
“I’ll go back up in a minute, Ma, relax!”
Russell scowled at him.
“Did Pop show you this?” he asked, grabbing something off of the kitchen table and pressing it against the screen for me to see.
"Is that what I think it is?"
"Only if you believe it to be a Geiger counter."
“I figured we ought to have a few at the station in case we… Well, you never know these days,” Russell said grimly, “They’ve been giving off odd readings though.”
“Have they been calibrated?”
“Do you really think I didn’t zero them in?” Thomas answered before his father could speak.
“It’s just a question… Were they stored with packets of desiccant? Have you made certain that the ionization chambers have not rusted? That the welds are intact? They will be useless if any air gets inside.”
Thomas looked toward Russell to reply.
“I… don’t know. Well, Leroy, Thomas always told me you were sharp,” Russell said, seeming to have gone from seeing me as a child to an equal in that moment. Darcy reappeared around the corner.
“Thomas, get back in your room and rest!”
He grimaced at her.
“I’ll be better in a day or two,” he grumbled, “I’ll see you then.”
“Feel better. Good to see you, Sheriff,” I said, turning to depart.
“One moment, Leroy,” he called, and I returned to the porch, “Have you ever been to the library in Augusta?”
“No, sir. I’ve never been to Augusta at all.”
“You don’t say? Well, with as much as the two of you read, it occurs to me that it would be a worthy pilgrimage to make. What do you say we all take a trip down once we’ve recovered? I imagine they have a few books in the capitol library that you could never find in our little town.”
“I… I’d love to, Sheriff,” I murmured, flustered by this act of kindness, “I’ll… I’ll ask my father.”
“Good man. And Leroy, you may call me Russell,” he smiled.

This was the night that the monster visited me.
It waited until my sheets were soaked in cold sweat and my teeth chattered uncontrollably to make itself known.
It rose out of the darkness, a form that slowly took shape out of billowing shadow. And then it was before me. Massive. Cadaverous. Its suppurating flesh crudely sewn together in multicolored patches.
But worse was its grin. Something so hideous was not meant to express the joy it conveyed from the cruelty of its intentions. Blackened teeth and bloodshot eyes bore into my very essence as the form of Mary Shelley's literary creation was brought to fruition before me. The scream in my lungs would not release itself. It felt as if a great weight had settled over my throat and ribs.
But no, it was the screaming in my ears that made the tapestry of my nightmare begin to fray.
My eyes shot open and the tethers of sleep paralysis released their grip on my limbs.
There it was once more, shrill and agonized, the sound of something suffering in the throes of its final moments before death.
I was on my feet. My door slammed against the wall. My father's door was already open. As I careened down the hallway I was just able to make out his silhouette, a shotgun in his hands.
"Stay here, Leroy," he barked.
A change had come over him. He was no longer the stiff-limbed, patient father I knew. His posture straightened, his voice was callous. He burst into the night, once more a soldier storming into battle. Even in my panic I could not help being awed by the transformation I had witnessed.
A shot fired…
And another.
Then a complete and deafening silence.
I crept to the door, pushing it open just enough to peer out. An impermeable fog clung to the air, making it impossible to make out anything past the porch.
My toes were on the top step now, slowly inching their way to the damp grass.
Still. Silent.
The owls began hooting and the crickets started up their chatter once more. Altogether, the creatures around seemed to release a breath they had held collectively. Even the fog relinquished its grip on my vision.
I could just make out his slumped form. My feet slapped against the cold earth as I sprinted my way toward him, anticipating the worst.
"Dad, are you okay? Dad!"
Then he was on his feet once more, gripping me by the waist and hoisting me up.
"There is nothing for you to see, Leroy... Nothing at all. Close your eyes, son. Please, close your eyes…"
Despite the desperation and sincerity in his voice my curiosity got the better of me. I squinted through my eyelids, just able to make out the pile of scattered limbs through my lashes. I forced bile back down my throat and clenched my eyes tightly, shocked to find myself wishing to return to the nightmare that had awoke me.
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2023.05.28 00:08 RedditRocks2021 Free Cedar Point, Michigan Adventure, Kings Island Ticket with Blood Drive Donation - IN, MI, OH - 2023 Season

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2023.05.27 22:31 mr_dyl_pickleyoutube Dose anyone know if these nascar models are any good, I never had a model with from this brand before

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2023.05.27 06:38 janna15 Spotted: Chevrolet Silverado EV prototype

Spotted: Chevrolet Silverado EV prototype
Saw this not-final version of the Chevrolet Silverado EV at the Electrify America charging station in Huber Heights, OH
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2023.05.26 08:10 PerpetuallyListening Your key to greater value...(General Motors ad from LIFE magazine, July 25, 1949)

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2023.05.25 22:58 ChaosUndAnarchie [Content Share] UFF!!!...i've just randomly found a MASSIVE group-C mod...if someone wants's on a patreon page, but free...idk why xD...damn, it's HUGE xD!!!

Cars included:
+ you already have Kunos 962, C9 and 787B as Kunos original car.
Link: All Group C 80s - all in one (02.2023) Assetto Turismo virtual lab auf Patreon i said, i just randomly stumbled over this, it's not MY work.
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2023.05.24 11:53 DawnOfLegion1 Rebooking WrestleMania X8

I Kurt Angle vs Mr. Perfect, Submissions Match
(Kurt hits Perfect with his own Perfect-Plex, and then transitions it into an Ankle Lock for the tapout.)

II 20-Man Battle Royal, the winner gets a shot at the Intercontinental Championship at a later date
(Kane wins the whole damn thing by eliminating most of the field, Test as the final elimination.)

III Booker T vs Rob Van Dam (c), 2/3 Falls for the Intercontinental Title
(RVD retains his title by getting two straight falls on Booker.)

IV DDP vs Chris Jericho, Retirement Match
(Jericho reverses a Diamond Cutter into a Breakdown for the win. After the match, Jericho attacks DDP and doesn't allow him to bid farewell to the fans. Dallas turns the tide, and hits one final Diamond Cutter on Jericho, before bowing out gracefully.)

V William Regal vs Goldust (c), Hardcore Match for the Hardcore Title
(Goldy grabs a golden trash can to smack Regal with it, but The Villain uses his brass knuckles, and punches the can into Dustin's head for the three ! Regal is your new Hardcore King.)

VI The Outsiders vs The Dudley Boyz (c), WWF Tag Team Titles
(After a lot of chicanery, Hall pins Bubba with a baton shot to the head, followed by a Jacknife from Kev. Oh yeah, X-PAC DEBUTS AS A DISTRACTION, allowing Hall to nail the aforementioned baton shot. Hall and Nash get the gold !)

Edge and Christian, the hosts of the show, come out to talk trash to their fellow Canadians, but they get interrupted... BY STTIIIIIIIIIIIING !! The Icon finally makes his WWF debut, and he lays out the heels with Scorpion Death Drops.

VII Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy
(Jeff counters Matt's Twist of Fate attempt into a Twist of Fate of his own, followed by a Swanton Bomb for the win. Afterwards, there's a lot of tension between the brothers, but they finally hug and squash the beef.)

VIII Ric Flair vs The Undertaker, Unsanctioned Match
(Goes down exactly as it did in real life.)

IX Lita vs Trish Stratus (c), Women's Title
(Lita finally captures the big one after a Litasault.)

X Triple H vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (c), WWF World Title
(Hunter counters a Stunner by yanking Austin's head into the mat, and follows that up with two Pedigrees to win the World Title ! Austin stares a hole at Triple H after the match, clearly unhappy with the loss.)

XI The Rock vs Hulk Hogan, Icon vs Icon
(Much like he did in real life, Rock pins Hogan to cement himself as wrestling's top star. Afterwards, Hall, Nash, and X-Pac jump Rocky, but Hogan doesn't seem to be on board with it. Having had enough, Hulk snaps, and turns face on nWo, laying the SmackDown together with Rocky. However, the numbers game prove to be too much, which prompts Stone Cold to run down for the save !!
Yet again, the numbers are too much, so finally out comes Triple H, wielding a sledgehammer. Swerve bro, HHH SMASHES AUSTIN WITH THE HAMMER - HHH IS WITH NWO !! The quartet of doom destroy Rock, Hogan and Austin, and throw up a Two Sweet to end WrestleMania, celebrating with all their gold !! The Kliq runs WWE, and there's nothing we can do about it.)
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2023.05.24 05:11 garreedXB Dale Earnhardt 1992 Mr. Goodwrench

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2023.05.23 20:15 macetfromage Nr of used cars for sale in sweden with more than ~18500 miles/300k km

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2023.05.23 06:26 juliejujube Send help

Send help
I am currently on a work trip, I arrived last night at around 11pm at the airport due to some delays. I got my luggage from the airport baggage claim. On my way to the rental car area I notice it was a bit chilly for me, as I live in the south, and I am currently up north, but I find my jacket, and chug along to the rental car pick up. (This is relevant, I promise)
At this point, nothing could get me down. I am optimistic, and so ready to get to the hotel to get some sleep. I had an hour and halfish drive, so I needed to get it over with!
I make it to the rental car wing, and look for my name on the board. I normally am able to choose any car from a row of similar vehicles, but for some reason, this trip I was not and had to go to the customer service desk. I was tired as can be, but waited patiently for my turn. There was only 1 employee working at the time. She then she told me that I was assigned a specific vehicle. I don’t know why, but whatever. I grab my bags, and continue on the way.
For this trip, because it is for work, I am required to reserve the cheapest vehicle, which actually was a midsize sedan this time, “Toyota Camry or similar” it said. Cool. I love me a camry, and it’s cheaper than an “economy” car, ok! I get to the car, and in the spot is a “compact SUV” by the name of Chevy Trax. It was a 2019. I had never even heard of it. It’s kinda goofy looking but whatever, I am just ready to get on the road for my drive.
The first 5 mins of my new set of wheels, I already dislike it. I figure it’s gonna be a long 2 weeks, but I will suck it up. It’s “fine”. Not great, but fine.
I continue down the way, and I go to turn the AC off cause the last person who used it must have had it turned on. I then notice the A/C is not actually on, but the heat is, and it’s blowing cool air. It’s like high 40s low 50s at this time of night, and I left somewhere where it’s been in the 90s. I shivered a tiny bit, a bit dramatic I know.
Throughout the 1hr15 min drive, I heavily debate if I should bring it back. The last thing I wanted to do was waste precious time exchanging the vehicle, but, if full price is being paid on a vehicle, then it should be fully operational. I get to my hotel, put it in park, and all 4 doors automatically unlock. For me, that is not acceptable from a safety standpoint. I lock the doors immediately, and search how to turn off that feature. There’s nothing. No setting! I can turn off the auto lock when shift into drive, but not auto unlock.
I figure I was just tired, so I search again on the web and still find nothing except others complaining about the same thing, and not being able to turn it off. I decide then and there, I will exchange it in the morning.
I grab the keys to head inside, and notice directly on the keyfob keychain is written “heater not working.” They knew and gave it to someone (me) anyway. I get more irritated by this development but head inside the hotel since there is nothing I can do at 1 am.
Next morning comes, and I conduct some work meetings, and then when I had some down time, I call customer support. They basically tell me to call corporate stores to exchange. They want me to call them, confirm they have something, and repeat until I actually find something. Or they will call a tow truck. No. Absolutely not. This is ridiculous. I suck it up, and call the closest corporate location to where I am at, and there’s no answer. Guess I am just showing up….
I make it to the place, and it’s run down and seen better days, for sure, and only had one employee on site, but quite few customers. I got bad vibes from it, but decide to just try it. From the road, it looked like they had a couple cars I’d be ok with.
I patiently wait my turn and tell her what happened. She takes my keys and goes outside and looks at the vehicle, and comes back in and tells me it works. (I promise, No. It didn’t. Yes, it blew air, but it was the air from outside, which is currently in the 70s. That air is not heated, it’s just a nice warm day.) Even if it miraculously started working again, I wanted to exchange it anyway, so I ask what my options are.
She tells me a Hyundai Elantra. Sweet. My BF has one, and I love it, so I accept. She hands me a key fob for a Nissan Sentra. Alrighty. Whatever. I grab my stuff to transfer over and get to the car, open the door, and my nose is instantly attacked my the smell of Weed. It was strong. I don’t care if people smoke, my feelings on it are completely irrelevant, as my job literally has me going on military installations. I don’t need to make it to the gate, and the base police to smell it, call the dogs on me, and search the entire car. Even worse if they find it.
I go back into the store, with the awkwardness of the millennial I am, that does not like to cause a fuss, and say “don’t be mad…. Butttttt, this won’t work, please don’t hate me”
She exchanges that vehicle for mystery vehicle #3. It’s a chevy malibu. I agree to it as I have driven one before, and it’s newer so according to the internet I should be able to turn off that setting for auto unlock, if it is on. I walk up to the door, and notice some extreme condensation on the front windshield. I brace myself for what would come next, and low and behold I open the door to be attacked by an even worse smell. This vehicle had the same vibes as a car that went through a hurricane, was totaled out and someone got a deal on it with a salvage title… not only was it wet, it was dirty, and there was a beautiful sprinkling of mold all over the carpet.
I tuck my tail between my legs, once again and make the journey back inside. She jokes saying she should have locked the door on me so I could not get back in.. we both laugh and then I give her the news of why I am back. She was a perfectly fine employee. It’s the stock was what was lacking, and apparently the vehicle cleaning crew.
She tells me the last 2 remaining cars and I go check them out before the exchange, and they both smell musty. Not as bad as the other two, but I accept defeat and ask for my original car back so I can try at the airport, hopefully I would have better luck. If you are counting along at home, we’re on number 6 (well, 5, since one of them is counted twice).
I make the more than an hour long drive back to the airport, but before I do, I fill up the tank (it was 4 gallons wasted on this fiasco so far). I bring it to the return area, and they have me park to the side and go inside the main customer service/check in area. I explain my story to the customer service rep, and he was an absolute professional, and extremely courteous/helpful. He asks if I would be ok with a car, instead of an SUV and I said absolutely, I was not expecting an SUV anyway.
This incredible employee hooked me up with potential vehicle #7. A Toyota Camry, a 2021. I am excited because they’re a nice drive. Really comfortable. I do a smell check, and it smells clean. I do a once over the interior, and that looks to be in good shape. Do a quick glance at the exterior and no immediate notice of major defects or deformities. I turn the car on, get put it in gear to drive and before I go my eyes were drawn a very “randomly” placed sirius xm sticker. It was crooked, and kinda in the line of view. Slightly confused, I look at it closer and see it. There’s a chip, and smallish spider web cracking being covered by it. I put it back into park, and take a second to almost cry because I know that this means they have to remove the car from the fleet. It’s happened to me before on a trip. Policy does not allow them to rent it until it’s fixed.
With the last of my sanity, I grab my belongings to head back inside. The employee looks concerned cause he can see the disappointment on my face. I show him the photo I took of it, and say “you have to take it from me, don’t you?” Yes. He does.
We go back to the drawing board and look at the stock that’s available, and he almost had a Buick Ecore for me. I had one before and it was enjoyable, and as he clicked assign, it disappeared because another sales rep got it. After searching for what felt like an hour (ok it was like 5-10 mins) he brings up a tesla. I would love one, but There’s no super charger close to my hotel, nor any charging there at all. it would not work well, even though I’d be totally excited about that. He was like “oh. You’re staying down there? Yeah, you don’t want that. It’s a hassle if you don’t stay close to the city”.
He looks again, and is like “we have a CRV”.
Me zero hesitation. “i’ll take it”.
It’s a bit older and a bit beaten up cosmetically, but it’s a Honda, and it is the same year as my personal vehicle, a Honda Pilot, so I am immediately relieved.
I get to car #8 and not only does it have working heat for night time, it has heated seats. I load up, and get going. I almost wasted the entire day on this and it feels very not worth it. I am relieved, but also so tired and still anxious. It’s honestly a miracle I did all of this today without yelling at anyone. One more mild inconvenience and I am gonna cry.
Seriously, Whoever keeps rolling Nat 1s in the current D&D arc campaign known as my life, please stop. I beg of you. I can’t handle anymore.
TL; DR - Rental car employees experienced the most “exchanges” they ever seen in their career (in less than 24 hours) due to a series of mildly infuriating events. Which leads to Me, driving my new (2018) Honda crv rental, over to the exit gate attendant who is instantly confused and laughs while asking why my contract receipt is so thick, while I sit there hollow inside.
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2023.05.23 02:43 arbiterrecon Which type expansion valve for HVAC system?

Which type expansion valve for HVAC system?
I finally narrowed down my HVAC issue with my 2012 Buick Enclave.
Things I’ve replaced. Compressor. Desiccant bag/tube. (Receiver drier). Rear In-line filter. Any lines with leaks.
My Buick has 2 expansion valves for the front and rear. I found that one is stuck shut and will not open. After looking for replacements online I noticed some expansion valves have a wick on the top. Amazon and the descriptions for smooth style and wick style state they are both compatible but I’m not sure. I posted the link to the two below.
Thoughts on if the wick will be an issue? There is enough room to accommodate both types. I assume the wick is the solenoid.
UAC EX 10218C A/C Expansion Valve
A-Premium A/C Expansion Valve Compatible with Chevrolet Traverse 2009-2012, GMC Acadia 2007-2012, Buick Enclave 2008-2012, Saturn Outlook 2007-2010, Without Solenoid
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2023.05.22 23:12 Bigjtmnr12020 Looking to purchase pre owend Colorado

Looking to purchase pre owend Colorado
Looking at this 2015 colorado v6 4wd 6 speed Has 79k on it. Going for 24k. Main concern is I'm going to drive this to at least 200k miles. Want to make sure it's gonna last that long. Who has high mileage and what are some issue you have dealt with?
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2023.05.22 19:22 drjones013 How Do I Get Better at Project Zomboid? A guide with pictures!

Have you ever been concerned that you aren't good enough to play Project Zomboid? Frustrated that you hear all of these people surviving for months when you survive for minutes? Let's talk training.
Also, for some reason, the images are not showing up on my phone. If you can't see them it may be related. Works just fine on a computer.
This is Ekron/Fallas Lake, south of Doe Valley, roughly equidistant between Rosewood, Riverside, and West Point. A mod will allow you to spawn in Fallas Lake and it's possibly the *best* starting location in the game, IMHO. Now, let's use debug mode to learn how to fight zeds and get over \"I'm not good enough\" feels!
Basic kit has been set up in the living area. Do you need to go to this length? Not at all.
Priority One: Get thee a water bottle and eat something. Thirst and hunger moodles will start to drop your carrying weight and that means faster endurance burn. Don't even bother carrying cans unless you have something to put them in; eat what you can and leave 'em where they are. No, not even *one.*
Priority Two: Get thee a hammer. A basic hammer and screwdriver allow you to disassemble locked wooden doors, provide an immediate backup weapon(s), and barricade windows. A saw allows you to carve wooden things up to make boards for barricades. Life without a can opener is going to make you miserable.
Priority Three: Get thee a bag. Your carrying weight matters. Anything over your basic carry weight, usually 10-14, will increase your fatigue and translate directly into dramatically less damage with your weapon. Now you can pick up *a* can (maybe two). Treat a car like a bigger backpack on wheels.
I'm doing this to improve my overall sense of priority when I start a game, your mileage will vary. But you want a place to set up and defend/run back to/learn when it's time to get away and how far you have to go to do that safely.
I play with random sight/random hearing/random intelligence zeds. This means some of them can open doors.
Note the barricaded "windows," two boards on both sides for a total of four. This allows me to fight zeds with a fully barricaded door in case the horde follows me back. Also note the escape rope. *Always have two or more ways out of a safe house.*
These are all vehicles from KI5's frankly amazing mods.
Did you know you can fight zeds from a car by rolling the driver side window down? Did you know that you can then use the car to fall back from the horde, honk your horn, and pull them away from your safe house? A light bar makes this even easier; you can drive far from your safehouse with the zeds in tow and then turn off your siren and loop back.
Did you know that Sunday Driver, which revs your engine to maximum while you travel at ~30mph, will not only burn through fuel faster but also create a bigger noise for zeds to track?
Remove all of the zeds with debug from your area. The whole point of the exercise is to learn how to efficiently fight zeds, not to scurry 'til you die.
The Zombie Population screen allows you to track zed movement. I've removed all zeds from Fallas Lake using debug. I'm now creating three hordes of five hundred zeds, two in one zone, one in another. You don't need to create fifteen hundred zeds; the horde manager means you can create groups as you like to practice on.
The Big Ol' Horde Challenge: an unwitting teaching aid.
Now I'm going to pull the zeds towards my base by making a noise with a five hundred radius. This is loud enough to pull all three hordes towards me. I then quit, which autosaves the game, create a backup (because I don't want to keep rebuilding that base and setting everything up), and start a new character in Fallas Lake. That character will need to get to the base (or not) and use available resources to kill the zeds. Killing a horde of this size will take a minimum of two in-game days set at two hours.
But wait, didn't you tell me I could use this to get better?
This is the first time I was in Fallas Lake. Zeds were Everywhere. I fought them off with spears.
The South Intersection of Fallas Lake
So here's the pattern: keep the zeds in front of you. Hold the right mouse button to ready your weapon (this is the nimble skill) and fight backwards. The tighter your circle, the sooner you'll check the opposite direction to see if there are zeds on your six. *The biggest killer of new players is incorrect mouse targeting.* If you die regularly without negative moodles (upper right corner, I'm damp from exertion) then mouse targeting is the issue. A zed coming at you from anywhere other than the front of your weapon is the zed that will kill you. *If a zed bites you, it wasn't in front of you.*
Oops, I'm dead!
This is how the toon died: I got way too pushy and oh, look at the zeds! They're in front and behind me!

Nightmare Fuel.
Surrounded by zeds. Still alive. How? The car. I was able to use the car to get away from the horde, fire my rounds, get back into the car, drive around the horde, and repeat. Shuttling back and forth in a vehicle can save your life when otherwise surrounded. Same rules apply: keep zeds in front of your car. If they're anywhere else then that's the zed that'll kill you. Driving in reverse also makes more noise as a bonus.
Well, she's dead.
That shambling zed to the left? That's the toon that killed all those zeds on the highway. How did she die? Drove the jeep at ridiculously high speed through the main street of West Point, crashed into a police barricade, and ended up surrounded without a moving car.
Sniper Perch!
Did you know you can kill zeds with guns from the second story of a building?
Hey, that guy looks dead, too!
I killed all of those zeds with a sawed off double barrel from the jeep. I died because I got scratched and my game is set to infection insta-lethal. Notice also that the zeds are surrounding the jeep. How did I get scratched? Now you know the answer.
Want to use The Academy to learn some skills? This is a link to a zip of the save game. All of the resources in the base are vanilla assets except the vehicles (because bumpers should be a thing).
Unzip the file to C:\Users[user name]\Zomboid\Saves\Sandbox. You can even delete and copy the file again to restart the whole thing over!
Start a new character in Doe Valley; the existing character was used to create the base and edit the file. Select "Load", then highlight "The Academy" and select "More", then "New Player".
You will absolutely need the mod Start in Doe Valley. Otherwise it's a heck of a trip and the horde will have long decimated the Academy.
The mods you'll need to duplicate the total experience include: Mod Manager Autotsar Motorclub Tsar's Common Library 2.0 Extended Tirecraft '70 Dodge Challenger '80 Kawasaki Kz1000 Police '82 Jeep J10 '82 Jeep J10 Lore-Friendly Skin '92 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
The mods I also used include (the save game will work without these): Nepenthe's Colored Battery Status Nepenthe's Colored Engine Status Easy Lightbar Repair Shep's Approved Firearms Spears+ Spear Crafting Fix Craftable Metal Spear Axe Overhaul ForagingZ More Descriptions for Traits Notebook to Journal Prepper equipment Skill Recovery Journal Stack All Proximity Inventory DIY Engine Parts! Pumps Have Propane '13 Yamaha Vino 125 + Pizzaboy '09 Zanella 50cc Delivery Scooter '28 Brough Superior SS100 '49 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab '59 Cadillac Miller-Meteor + ECTO-1 '67 Cadillac Gage Commando '69 Mini Mk2 '70 Plymouth Barracuda '74 AM General M151A2 MUTT '78 AM General M35A2 + M49A2C + M50A3 + M62 '82 Oshkosh M911 + Military Semi-Trailers '83 AM General M923 '84 Mercedes Benz W460 '85 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4x4 '85 Mercedes Benz W123 '86 Ford Econoline E-150 + Pop Culture vans '86 Oshkosh P19A + Military Trailers '87 TOYOTA Land Cruiser FJ60 '88 Chevrolet S10 '88 Volkswagen Golf Mk2 '88 Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 '89 Ford Bronco '89 Isuzu Trooper '89 LAND ROVER Defender 90 '89 LAND ROVER Defender 110 '90 Lada Niva '91 RANGE ROVER Classic '92 AM General M998 + M101A3 Cargo trailer '92 NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R32) '93 Lincoln Town Car + Limo '97 ADI Bushmaster
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2023.05.21 00:41 MatrixXrsQc Which of those cars should I stay away from ? Male 26 years old, first time driver.

I have a few cars on my lists and no matter what I can really decide. I'm 6'4 so i need a big sedan or possibly an SUV even if i'm not too interested about this idea. I know what's reliable and what isn't.
Any GM cars with the 3800 engine. Such as the Buick Century, Buick LeSabre, Buick Park Avenue, Chevrolet Impala, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Pontiac Bonneville.
The panther platform. Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car.
Honda Civic, Honda Accord before 1998 and after 2010 because of the bad transmission, possibly a Honda Element, Honda Fit, or Honda CR-V.
Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Matrix \ Pontiac Vibe, possibly a Toyota Rav4, or Toyota Highlander.
I read some older Volvos are really reliable, but i'm not sure.
Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, and Nissan Pathfinder before 2007 and 2003 Pathfinder.
I really like the Oldsmobile Aurora but i don't think it's reliable.
If you have any suggestions let me know. I want something reliable, something i could keep at least 5 to 15 years, and something i could work on.
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2023.05.20 13:29 CheckRa1d Laskian Striggoi

Laskian Striggoi
Apparently Bam talked about his language Laskian Striggoi in 2017
Laskian = fat in Finnish
Striggoi = vampire in Romanian

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2023.05.20 04:23 JuanchoDuma Special Agency: The Series II

Special Agency: The series, volume II is on the street. This 225 pages volume concludes the campaign with the last four chapters, in an apotheosis ending that will give the plan to end the apocalypse. It includes maps of the main locations, and appendices with extras, equipment, characters, sheets and vehicles.
The most canonical Special Agency campaign, a long-lasting epic adventure. Choose your agents and avoid the apocalypse. Also in extraordinary printed format.án/special-agency-the-series-volume-ii/hardcoveproduct-9ym4e4.html
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2023.05.19 22:57 frenchynerd Ultimate comfort/low running costs for 12000$

Once again, I'm sitting on my couch, trying to get relief from the pain I'm feeling after driving my car for 45 minutes.
I posted a similar topic I think one year ago. People suggested me a Buick, but it didn't work out.
I got a Verano. While the seats initially felt good during the road test, when driving more than 20 minutes, the pain creeps in. The lower back support painfully pokes me and the upper part of the backrest is bulgy and puts pressure on my upper back. It's becoming a safety issues as when I'm in pain, I'm less focused on the road.
I tried to see a physiotherapist, as people also suggested me, but they all say car seat adjustments are not their field of expertise and to go see an ergotherapist. Ergotherapists also say it's not their field of expertise, they only do office chair adjustments.
A lot of people are looking for very supportive seats, but since I have a scoliosis, because my spine is not straight, when the support is too agressive, it doesn't really conform to the shape of my back and it's just painful. Also, since I'm quite skinny, firm surfaces don't work well for me either, and it seems most car seats are now firm. It seems I have trouble with the convoluted shapes of modern car seats and the firm surfaces that hurts my buttocks and my back. I'm 39 yo, 175 cm, 135 lbs.
The last comfortable car I had was a 2012 Subaru Outback, but unfortunately, it was a money pit and a reliability nightmare.
What I'm looking for: -12000$ CAD budget - I'm in Canada, the price situation is not as bad as in the USA -Good reliability -Reasonable costs of running, including gas and maintenance -Comfort more similar to a good couch than a chair made of plastic or wood -Plush seat cushion -Backrest that may be supportive, but with no weird or agressive angles, no hard parts, no poking parts, headrest that is not too far or too close -Footrest that doesn't juke the leg too close and with enough space between the footrest and the brake pedal to put my foot there when I don't want to use the footrest, even in winter with winter boots. I had a Chevrolet Volt in the past where this has been a big issue. The seats were also atrocious torture devices in that car.
Cars I've narrowed down as potential choices: -A more recent Subaru Legacy or Outback - the reliability seems to have improved since 2012? -Chevrolet Impala 2014 or more recent -Ford Fusion 2015 or more recent -Hyundai Genesis sedan
I've looked at other Buick models, but the reliability ratings from Consumer Reports are not good at all.
Do you have other suggestions? Opinions about the comfort/reliability/cost of running of these choices?
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2023.05.18 17:58 Im_into_guns_shut_up Rate my taste in cars

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2023.05.18 16:32 elitheefly Request from my grandparents

Request from my grandparents
When they showed me these images they said they tried to fix them by running them through the scanner they have but to no avail. I figured I could give this sub a try
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2023.05.17 21:12 JizzProductionUnit My review of Uzbekistan

Hello everybody!
I recently spent 8 days in your country and I would like to give a quick review of what I did and where I went so you can see a European point of view of your country. Also for people perhaps wanting to travel to Uzbekistan, things to expect and what to do.
Uzbekistan was not the first stop on my trip so I had the pleasure of flying on Uzbekistan Airways (from Tbilisi) rather than a European carrier. MY GOODNESS! Granted I have never flown with Emirates or Qatar, which are supposedly the gold standard of airlines, but UA was the best airline company I have ever flown with (at least for this journey, the later flight from Tashkent to Bishkek was more mediocre). It was only a three-hour flight yet I had enough legroom to kick a cat, a screen with films and TV shows, a meal that was far too big to eat in the hour we had between ascent and descent and a stellar service in general. Plus, what is up with the safety video?! It had the production values of a Hollywood blockbuster! I usually hate watching that shit but I was entranced by the humorous and dramatic portrayal of some Uzbek warrior on horseback trying to utilise a life jacket. I don't know exactly how much that flight cost as I booked all my flights together but it couldn't have been more than €150 (and probably significantly less) and it was light years ahead of 5 hour flights with AirFrance where all I got was a shitty little "chicken" sandwich in a weird brioche bun and my knees rubbing against someone or something no matter how I sat. BRAVO!
Flew into Tashkent and the airport was fine. Obviously the arrivals hall was a little smaller than I would expect from a capital city but the baggage came out quickly, I could grab a SIM card immediately, get some cash out and then get a Yandex taxi directly outside for just a couple of euros to my hostel. It was all perfect.
I'm going to avoid talking about my hostels and hotels in detail because a lot of that is just on me, suffice to say my Tashkent hostel was pretty grim. Tashkent as a city however, I absolutely loved. I only spent one full day there as I had understood that it was not worth staying much longer but in retrospect I would have changed this if I could have. I would have appreciated at least another full day there. I think a lot of people put Tashkent down when it really doesn't deserve it - yes, it's the capital, yes it doesn't have the same history of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, but it has its own appeal and it's very different from those cities. I went to Besh Qozon (of course) and it was great if a little difficult to order for somebody with poor Russian - I got by in the end and the plov nearly gave me a heart attack. I visited the Hazrati Imam Mosque which, as it was the first mosque I had visited on my trip, was absolutely gorgeous (although it didn't compare to things to come). I walked around Chorsu Bazaar for 3 hours, just lost in the sights, smells and sounds. I rode the metro - Cosmonaut station is stunning and in general the Tashkent metro was positively palatial compared to the grimy and dark systems we have in Europe. I obviously walked a lot around the centre of town and you have such stunningly maintained gardens, and the city in general.
I feel like this is a good point to talk about this as I had a moment of panic in Tashkent due to my European mindset. I was standing at a road crossing when a young man approached me and asked for a cigarette. Now, in Paris, where I'm from, this is a huge red flag. This is basically, say no, head down, and walk away. However, I guess because I was a visitor in a foreign country, I obliged and handed him a cigarette. He spoke to me in Russian at first and asked if I was Russian. I said, no, I'm French and English. His little eyes lit up and I could see that he was genuinely so excited to speak to a native English speaker. He told me about how he had an English exam coming up and that he didn't like to study but that he watches a lot of American series and learns English that way. He told me about Uzbekistan (in some pretty self-deprecating terms but as everybody talks about their own country) and told me why every car I could see was a Chevrolet. The entire encounter was so wholesome that it put me at ease for the rest of the trip and I genuinely never felt in danger or stressed at all in Uzbekistan. It was a real treat compared to how I feel in Paris.
I took three trains during my trip so I'm going to talk about all of that generally here. Due to the Afrosiyob being more popular than BTS, I had to take the old Soviet trains between Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara but I am so glad I did. Obviously we have high-speed trains in my country but they don't have the soul of those monstrous juggernauts that trundle through the Uzbek desert. I loved travelling on them. I took first class tickets each time because the price was very reasonable and to have a full sofa/bed to myself was like a luxury. I shared a pot of tea with a little old Chinese man on one train and some vodka with a Russian man on another. It was a beautiful way to see your countryside.
Goodness me. It is the most beautiful city I have ever been to. I've travelled extensively around Europe, North and South America and Oceania and I have never seen anything like Samarkand. You are truly blessed to have this in your country. What I really appreciated was that while I recognised there were tourists, it was not so swamped as European hotspots. The weather was perfect while I was there and as I was staying slightly outside of the centre of the city, I found lots of very reasonably-priced and top-quality restaurants. One shashlik place was so good I went there every night I stayed in Samarkand - one night I sat there for 4 hours, ate copious amounts of meat and bread, had at least 5 beers and paid less than €8. It was heaven. What I liked was that, even though I was clearly a tourist, nobody was trying to take advantage of me. People were just happy to see me and interact with me. So much better than in Europe.
So my last stop (before heading back to Tashkent to fly to my next country) was Bukhara where I spent two days. You may remember that earlier I said I would have liked another day in Tashkent - I would have taken it from the two days I spent in Bukhara. I liked Bukhara of course, but one day really feels like it would have been sufficient. I mean, it was. My second day there was spent looking at everything I had seen the first day, taking a Yandex way out of the city to have some plov, and then grabbing some beers to have in the hostel. It felt like down time, which is nice but was not what I was planning on in Uzbekistan, I thought it would be pretty full on. Obviously I didn't have time to go all the way to Khiva so I thought to spend two days in Bukhara would have been a good idea but actually I would have liked to go back to Tashkent a day earlier and spend another day there but I already had the trains booked so I was stuck there. Oh well. In general I found Bukhara to be a much smaller, older (which is good of course), more expensive version of Samarkand. When I go back to Uzbekistan, I don't think I would see Bukhara as a necessity for revisiting (unlike Tashkent and Samarkand).
I spent eight days in your country and it was by no means enough. I would really love to go back soon with a lot more time and the possibility to drive myself around with a bit more freedom. I know there are still a lot more incredible places to see and things to do but I've got the taste of it for now so I will be back soon for the rest.
If you're from Uzbekistan and reading this and you haven't visited the rest of your country - please do! I met a brother and sister in Samarkand who were from Tashkent and they told me it was their first time visiting (the girl was very young but the brother was at least in his twenties). You're very lucky to have such sights on your doorstep. I honestly don't know why more European people aren't visiting Uzbekistan (I mean, no direct flights might have something to do with it, but still).
TL:DR Uzbekistan is amazing
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