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2023.06.10 17:28 C0llege0fCle0patra The Ka Ba Cycle - [The Sleeping Soul Chooses Physical Rebirth]

The Ka Ba Cycle - [The Sleeping Soul Chooses Physical Rebirth]
"Both you and I have passed through many births; you know them not, I know them all." — Bhagavad-Gitâ
I apologize for not being that active on Reddit recently, I felt like I needed some space from it. It was bothering me that my posts were being stolen [completely copy and pasted, not xposted] with no mentions.. I had to step back and unravel not why it was happening, but why I cared. I was letting something external from my self have power to alter my emotional state.
The thing about alchemy and your journey of transformations is it isn't a one-pop-stop. The Great Work is not becoming rich from one single graveyard shift. To get to your centre you will encounter dead-end after dead-end, and sometimes become lost while trying to find your way back to square one. You do not shine a shoe and expect it to remain as such after walking through a puddle of mud. When your soul awakens and you make the connection, there is a point you realize everything external is the puddle of mud that you must walk through gracefully, re-polishing yourself again and again. Letting things affect you minimal amount is key. Neutral. Calm. Still. This is where you will be highly sensitive to energy. Again, water that is still can sense each vibration, boiling water cannot see clearly. You will be able to discern when someone is lying to you, etc. Your awareness is heightened. You have a super power.
Wow, ok, I could keep spiraling or actually begin this post.
I know I mention the Ka Ba Cycle in most of my posts, that is what I personally call the physical rebirth cycle.
Ka is the ancient Egypt/Kemet "Soul"
hieroglyph for Ka/Soul
The glyph for Ka is arms, which is why I say the ankh without the arms is a keyhole, the ankh with it's arms is key. Awakening your soul is key.
Ba is your soul after physical death, when it can travel between worlds [just like Hermes/Mercury]
Ba is your head with wings. It is your consciousness free of the limits from physical form. However, if Ka was not awakened during the lifetime, Ba is in a sleep-like trance, and highly disoriented. Consciousness was not expanded. Without knowledge of true self, Ba will cycle down for physical rebirth. Another incarnation, another chance to set yourself free. How does Ba cycle back down? By choosing. Ego has so many material and emotional attachments on Earth, it chooses to come back every time. A relationship ego believes it cannot exist without? It will not see any other option. A life of money or fame that ego cannot part with? Back down. Ego believes it is needed on Earth. Soul understands that illusion.
This is the Ka Ba cycle. Until you genuinely know thyself, and unlock the trap door yourself, you will remain part of it completely unbeknownst to you. Everything you have learned hitherto buried into your unconscious, awaiting rediscovery. Once again, this is how Carl Jung described enlightenment, it is making the unconscious conscious, darkness to light, lead to gold. Plato believed all of the answers necessary to transcend are already within us, but are forgotten and it is up to us to remember who we are.
[These next few paragraphs are from a post of mine 5 months ago on Eternal Return, in case they seem familiar].
Eternal return, or eternal recurrence, relates to the philosophy of predeterminism - in that you are predestined to continue repeating the same events over and over again. An endless and beginning-less cycle of physical reincarnation. Time is an IN-finite circle. Our physical self is IN-finite. Both are illusions. Our inner-self(soul) is immortal and boundless.
To explain what I mean: Finite = limitations and restrictions. So, referring to time itself as IN-finite.. time is IN limitations and restrictions. It is one big illusion that help creates the infinite circle of boundaries, where we continue to be physically reborn. Nature (word comes for "nTr" which means GOD in Ancient Egypt) shows the cyclical path of life - the sun rises and sets, annual seasons bring life, death and rebirth etc.
Ancient Kemet/Egypt understood this concept of cycles. The Lotus flower(which resembles an aerial view of the Nile) closes and sinks below the water in the darkness, to emerge and open in the light. The Scarab beetle was a reminder of reemergence of life. "As Above, So Below" originates from Thoth - God of Wisdom - The Emerald Tablets. They believed the material daily life cycle was a mirror of the greater cosmos. Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus states that the Egyptians were the first to conceive the idea of the immortality of the soul
Pythagoras (who studied in Egypt), taught that after a specific amount of time, the same events occur again - "nothing is entirely new." He taught about the transmigration of the Soul - in which it exists outside of the physical self. The Stoics, possibly inspired by Pythagoreans, incorporated eternal recurrence into their natural philosophy. The Mayans, Aztecs etc all had a cyclical view of the nature of reality.
The book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible famously states: "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
The rise of Christianity brought an end to classical theories of eternal return, in the West, which were incompatible with Christian notions of free will and salvation. Here is how I actually see it though.. Christianity is not wrong in saying free will and salvation exist, and as well as eternal return is not wrong either. It is an ultimate truth that is separated into two. My belief is while we are in the INfinite time loop, our free will is halted, or at least appears to be, as we live through the experiences of the outer self - which is just an illusion like time. Once we pierce the veil of reality, our soul(immortal, boundless, wise) has the ability to break free from physical reincarnation. Thus, Salvation. (My next post will be a full breakdown of this, the Soul's Metempsychosis - transmigration/learning/remembering journey.)
A revival of the concept of eternal return, is Nietzsche. His view was that you have to will yourself to want to live again, in doing so, your perception changes, thus the experience changes. He believed this concept to be his Great Work.
There are many more philosophies and religions that intertwine the cycle of rebirth. Could it be we live in different bodies each time? Or is each incarnation indistinguishable? Are we living through the EXACT same events, the exact same way over and over? It would explain other concepts such as deja vu etc. I believe that we must over come our own illusion of Self. So, whether or not we reincarnate into this exact same life and body, or another, the same things are shown again and again until we reach a breakthrough and learn (or remember). Maybe we do not even start over. Its possible we are reborn into a moment in time, and that we must relive until the core is reached.
Ka Ba also means Cube. The Cube Cycle of Lower Consciousness. Hexagons[2 dimensional cube] and cubes play a heavy role in the veil. Planet Saturn, on its North Pole has a hexagonal storm. Saturn is Father Time - a physical limitation. Mental confinement.
"To know divine thought, O Souls, you must descend and painfully ascend the path of the 7 planets and their heavens." - Hermes
Plato assigned Cube to Earth.
Many crystalline structures of elements,minerals,metals etc abundant in our reality are hexagonal or cubed, such as Chitin, Lead, etc. Chitin has been compared to a hexagonal force field [link at end]. Lead, in ancient alchemy, was assigned to Planet Saturn. There are endless examples, be sure to go through my post history. I have another sub dedicated to it, TheSaturnTimeCube

Ka Ba
The most Holy site in Islam is the Ka'Ba, The Cube. The Sacred House. One of the rituals is Tawaf, going around the cube 7 times counter-clockwise. Is this circling the square rather than squaring the circle? Reverse. As is countering the clock, which suggests a count down. Tik Tok.
The first 3 laps are outer, and are fast. The remaining 4 are done closer to the Cube, and at a slower pace. Remember 3 is spiritual, 4 is flesh. Merging above and below = 7.
Above and Below joining, 3+4, = Mer Ka Ba. Mer means light. The above photo is my post from awhile ago, and here is my comment: The merging/conjunction of upper and lower worlds. The death of Duality. The Mer Ka Ba -[Light Cube] The sacred geometry - shared, taught and utilised over many ages. It is said that ancient Egypt learned of it's power from Atlantis. It was 3 words not one. Mer means a specific set of 2 rotating lights that takes the spirit from the lower realm to the upper. The Merkaba Is discussed in the Bible, book of Enoch, Torah, and more. It is ancient, not "new age." I will be making a quick post on why referring to Spiritualism as "new age" which is a term stemming from mid 1800s and is aligning with the narrative of physical science and modern religion - which aligns with separation and duality, not truth.
"THE first chapter of Ezekiel [old testament] has played a most fruitful part in the mystical speculations of the Jews. Ezekiel's image of Yahve riding upon the chariot of the 'living creatures - The Chariot (Merkaba) was thus a kind of 'mystic way' leading up to the final goal of the soul. Or, more precisely, it was the mystic 'instrument,' the vehicle by which one was carried direct into the 'halls' of the unseen."
The Hebrew word is Merkavah - the two meanings are
  1. Chariot
  2. Throne of god
The vehicle to the Divine? Its said that the Merkaba is situated around the human body like a 3D geometric web that is dormant and waiting to be activated. When soul is awakened and "remembers" - it can begin to change and transform certain aspects of itself. It enables expanded awareness, and deeper understanding. The merkaba neutralizes the duality of the nature of Self. It is activated by letting go of the material world desires and entering within your self- your unconscious. The journey of the underworld.
Duality. Neutralizing your emotional state at all times allows you to see what duality really is. Here is a duality and cube connection, from my own post that I will link.
64 is the first whole number that is both a perfect square, and **perfect cube. [**Alchemy is the processes of purifying and perfecting]. 64 is the square of 8. 8 being infinity.
Being the cube of 4, the number 64 represents the physical world.
The Magic Square of Mercury has 64 squares. 8x8 columns that all sum to 260. A magic square, or kamea, is a representation of spiritual forces in a mathematical format. They are typically arranged in such a way that any row is equal to the sum of any column. The Seal of Mercury is created by drawing lines that intersect every number in the square.
Magic Square of Mercury
Remember Hermes is Mercury aka Quicksilver.
On its North Pole - the ALBEDO bond of planet Mercury is 0.088 - this is the fraction of power in the total electromagnetic radiation that is scattered back out into space - AKA how REFLECTIVE - which self reflection is key.
Albedo is one of the four main stages of the Magnum Opus in alchemy- the whiteness. It follows the black, nigredo, stage.. it is the washing away impurities, transforming the darkness into light [bringing what is unconscious into conscious, deeper awareness].
So there we have black and white duality. As well, if Mercury's orbital period was rounded up.. it would be 88 days.
The I Ching - Book of Changes - Ancient complex system of divination that originated in China during the third millennium BC. These 8 symbols, when combined with each other in every possible configuration - results in 64 hexagrams that make up the book today as expounded by King Wen.
The straight together line symbolizes "yes" - while the unattached, separate lines symbolize "no"
Togetherness =Yes, Duality =No. Our journey is going every possible route, intersecting - until we find our centre.
I Ching
The Philosophers Stone in Alchemy is immortality. This is the awakening of the Soul, by learning who you are in stages, all revealed when you have intersected all which ways, just like the I Ching, and the Magic Square. All Paths intersecting in all which ways, but summing to the same - just like the Magic Square. All of which guide you to enter your own mind.
Yin and yang is a concept originated in ancient Chinese philosophy that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yin and yang transform each other: like an undertow in the ocean, every advance is complemented by a retreat, and every rise transforms into a fall. Thus, a seed will sprout from the earth and grow upwards towards the sky—an intrinsically yang movement. Then, when it reaches its full potential height, it will fall.* The growth of the top seeks light, while roots grow in darkness.
As I usually put forth, duality is the nature of this reality...and neutralizing and finding your centre is leads to higher consciousness.
64 -8x8 - black and white tiles on a Chess board - a game of strategy and the journey of the pawn to crown. [Fool to Magician]. “Pawns are ordinary man, attempting to cross the board, through the seven grades of initiation, to reach the eighth square, the goal of the initiate. To attain the eighth state is Paradise Regained, realization, enlightenment, becoming a Mover at Will [Ed., “all-powerful; regal, Queen-like”]. Pawns are ruled by Venus and Mercury, the pair of lovers” (Cooper, J. C., p. 34).
Some link the origins with Thoth/Hermes/Mercury., such as Plato " “At the Egyptian city of Naucratis, there was a famous old god, whose name was Theuth; the bird which is called the Ibis is sacred to him, and he was the inventor of many arts, such as arithmetic and calculation and geometry and astronomy and draughts and dice, but his great discovery was the use of letters.”
Metatrons Cube contains all possibilities. It has the ability to limit and contain, as well as create.
Metatrons Cube
This leads me back to the G in Freemasonry - Gamut - which means all possibilities. Therefore, whatever you believe the G stands for, you would be correct, as it is a possibility. My post on this linked below. The lowest G, gamma ut, the 7th, in ancient Medieval musical scale, that ascends and descends through the all possibilities, creating music.
7 , 3 + 4 , above and below, spiritual and physical. A right angle. The staircase we go up and down. The planets we ascend and descend, as Hermes stated.
My words from my Hermes post: Is Hermes/Mercury a representation of the Awakened Soul? The Rubedo stage...Immortality? [Mercury is red], The summit of the mountain in which you have 360 degree view. Just as when you find your centre and escape duality, you see all sides clearly. Hermes = Man connecting with his own Divine nature through mental transformations, purifying himself and earning the wisdom through the stages of Great Work. The Magic of your mind is revealed when you are ready. You must pass the stages. Until then you are destined, just as the Mad Hatter was, to relive Time.
Do we initiate ourselves without realizing? [Mentor - ment=mind].
It seems as though the beginning and end stages [alpha and omga / Nigredo/Rubedo/ Saturn and Mercury] have control of the cycle, until your soul awakes. The "messenger" [Hermes] is your own unconscious. The beginning is the end and the end is the beginning within the alchemical loop. Taming the ego and giving up material attachment, sacrificing physical self for divine self. Giving up what our physical eyes see, for what our inner eye could potentially see. Just like Odin. Believing the impossible, squaring the circle. Unsealing the Hermetically sealed Ka Ba Infinity cycle cube of duality.
Not as man am I for free have I become of dimensions and planes. In each, take I on a new body. In each, I change in my form. Know I now that the formless is all there is of form. - Thoth

The Eternal Return
Plato's Theory of Recollection [remembering who you are].
Ancient Egypt, Scarab Beetles and Chitin/hexagonal forcefield
The G In Freemasonry
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2023.06.10 17:21 loz621 Just bought 2020 IS300 F Sport - My initial reactions and questions for community

Just brought home an IS 300 F Sport!
2020 Model
20k miles

I have driven the car a total of only 45 miles but I wanted to share my initial thoughts and hear some thoughts and observations from the community that has some experience with this car or similar models.

First of all, I chose Lexus because I wanted that Toyota reputation for reliability. My previous car, an Impreza, was decently fun to drive but constantly needed repairs. It was from the first year of a new generation so I feel like there were a lot of kinks and that resulted in me having to get a lot of repairs. It his 146k miles and I decided it wasn't worth it to get another $2k necessary worth of repairs. So my question is - for IS300 drivers or other similar models, how are your maintenance and reliability costs? I am hoping that my new whip will rarely be in the shop. I love driving but I'm not really a "car guy" that can do my own maintenance.

Secondly, this car is very fast (at least to my perspective). I've never owned a V6 car. I had a long highway ride home from the dealership on somewhat empty roads and I found myself flying without noticing my speed. Do you all have any tips regarding paddle shifters and sport mode vs. eco mode? I just kept the car in eco mode on my first ride, but I'd like to know under what circumstances you use sport mode.

Third, I am in love with the aesthetics of the car. Personally I have black exterior with the Rioja Red interior. It looks fantastic. I think it's a nice blend of the luxury and sport aesthetics. The red leather is pretty sexy I have to say. Lexus was never really on my radar as far as a potential purchase. I have always had my eyes on a Mercedes C300 from an aesthetic point of view, but I didn't want to deal with the maintenance of a German luxury car. I think I made the right choice here (obviously, given my purchase) but I'm curious if anyone has any insight on comparisons to competing car brands such as Mercedes.

And finally, I'm just curious if anyone has any information to share with me as far as:

Just want to say I appreciate this community as I have been able to lurk around here and it helped inform my purchase. Drive safe, all!
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2023.06.10 17:21 CofreshBombaymix How I cured my Athletes foot - Moccasin type

How I cured my Athletes foot mocassin type.
So to get straight into it I picked up an infection which matches all the sypmtopms and also was somewhat confirmed by a doc.
I have Ulcerative colitis and Asthma so my immune sytem is not great however I am a 24M who also eats well and intensely exercises 3-6 days per week.
I tries various antifungal creams for months which helped but didnt nearly cure it. I was really getting concerned that oral antifungal might be needed and knowing the side effects and treatment time was a concern.
Until I looked into allicin powder which gave me some hope, ordered some and I saw huge improvements in a week which I wasn't expecting kept taking them for a few months out of paranoia since my feet still itched slightly when sweaty still occasionally for a few months but no where near as much and no peeling skin or real symptom's/concern.
2x tablets per day after food Stopped the cream about a month in. Continued being persistent with antifungal foot spray for my shoes washing socks at 60 Celsius.
Side effects I experienced
Mild stomach "feelings"
Hopefully this works for you and lmk if it does so we have some repeatable experiences
A shame the pharmaceutical industry doesn't look into more natural "cheap" easily accesible cures.
Could have been chance but It really wasn't shaking and then after starting this it switched up quite quickly and has not returned. Feet would occasionally itch for a bit after but now a bit under a year later nothing.
I used voldox Allipure Allicin
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2023.06.10 17:20 Dangerous-Wheel9993 Is this normal to receive with an order?

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2023.06.10 17:09 evavu84 Cycle2work & self employed?

Hiya, I am hoping to start cycling to work instead of driving. I used to do the cycle scheme when I was employed but it looks like the scheme isn't open to self employed people (which is rubbish!). Does anyone know of a way around this or any other schemes that might help me get a new bike tax free?
Also advice on bike types would be great - I will be cycling 16 miles in total (round trip) mostly roads and maybe the odd towpath. I'm a 5'4" lady. I love Dutch bikes and more vintage looking bikes but happy to be open minded. I used to have a gazelle which was dreamy but too heavy for longer commutes. Not really after something too technical looking, just for pootling to work and shops etc!
Thanks :)
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2023.06.10 17:05 ComfortableSock2044 KPOP in Japanese

Hello there. I'm new to the sub, and I'm hoping you guys can help me out.
I've recently got into KPOP, but I only listen to the tracks in Japanese because I don't understand Korean; a big part of the fun for me is singing along. So far I've exhausted the discographies of the following KPOP groups for good JP tracks, and I've found a few here and there, but I'm hoping you all can make some recommendations. I'll also make a short list of what songs I like so you can get a feel for what I'm looking for. In exchange, I'd be happy to do translations of JP songs (I know I don't have much to offer here).
Girl groups/singers only.
XG (no JP tracks...)
NiziU (JP origin)
Girls Generation
The Grace/Tenjochiki
TAEYON (solo JP releases)
I prefer pop fun/cute hooks over edgy/bad bitch stuff. Anything with a discernable r&b influence always does it for me as well. I appreciate girls that can actually sing well (think of the vocal stylings of The Grace/Tenjochiki), but if it's catchy enough I can look past questionable vocals/vocal direction.
Songs in heavy rotation currently:
TWICE - In the summer
TWICE - Four leaf Clover
TWICE - What is Love?
NiziU - 虹の向こうへ
4minute - Can't Make Up My Mind
4minute - Sugar Sugar Honey
LE SSERAFIM - Blue Flame
MAMAMOO - You Don't Know Me
MAMAMOO - Shampoo
MAMAMOO - Delcalcomanie
I use Spotify which doesn't have all the JP releases unfortunately, but if Apple Music has more then I'll subscribe to that. I'm interested in hearing GFRIEND's Japanese works, but they aren't on Spotify.
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2023.06.10 17:02 memolymoss Help! Having such a hard time nailing down which direction I want to go

Help! Having such a hard time nailing down which direction I want to go
I am having SUCH a hard time narrowing things down since I like elements of each of these. I'm still not sure if I've found "the one" dress-wise yet and would love some feedback from people outside friends and family. Would love some brutal honesty. I know I will be adding a bow to the back of any dress I choose because thats the one element that gets me every time, thats my one non-negotiable 😅 My wedding is going to be at a barn/vineyard in late August next year. I'm going for "queen yet free-spirited" vibes, and the wedding is 70s/retro themed for reference. Here's my personal thoughts on each one so far: 1) I don't feel "bridal" in it, but that may be because of the spaghetti straps. I wear spaghetti straps all the time and they just don't feel special to me. Can't get this one out of my head though, the slip underneath was so comfortable and I love love love the beading pattern, it just feels so "me"! Would consider adding some sort of sleeves to it to make it feel more bridal. 2) THIS is the one that made me tear up when they put the veil on. The top runner so far. I love the sparkle tulle, the beading in the bodice, the subtle blush color...I just feel like I don't have the boobs to pull this one off lol. I also prefer sweetheart or plunge necklines instead of the scoop neckline because it just makes me feel like I actually have cleavage, whereas this dress doesn't really do my chest justice. This is one other people like, but when I show them other dresses they like those more... it makes me a little sad friends and family would be more wowed seeing me in something else. 3) This is the one that wows pretty much anyone that I've shown. I like that its timeless and elegant, yet modern with that mega plunge. LOVE the basque waist, the boning, the sleeves....BUT clean dresses are just SO not me though lol. I'm going to be honest here; I hate the feel of the fabric. It's just so bulky and the texture reminds me of event tents 😬 I really wanted to fall in love with this one, its just missing the free-spirited aspect and is HEAVY. And honestly I love the craftsmanship that goes into the lace, beadwork, SPARKLE, etc of other dresses and I feel like I'm missing out on that by choosing this one. 4) IT HAS BIRDS ON IT. It feels so "me" and is actually way more affordable than any of the other dresses I've tried on. The sample I tried on was way too big, but was still comfortable and would probably look even better if in the proper size. I feel elegant yet flowy, which is what I'm going for. Not sure if it has enough "wow" factor though when walking down the aisle? 5) I would not be going with this specific dress, but would seek out similar all-lace styles. Found it at a consignment shop. This one was just way too small (couldn't button up the back) and hemmed too short for this tall girly. The sleeves are amazing, I love that they flare out at the end! The all over lace and the little bell sleeve just gives all the romantic yet 70s vibes, and I'm here for it. With the a-line cut I'm concerned about something like this looking too nightgown-ish? Is it worth looking for more dresses in this style? Or does it just not do me any justice compared to other styles? 6) this one fit nearly perfectly, would likely require minimal alterations. I feel bridal in it, and the slip was as comfortable as the one from dress #1. Don't know how I feel about sleeveless though, like dress #1 I would consider some detachable illusion lace sleeves (maybe similar to the sleeves of dress #5?). I feel elegant, flowy, and comfortable; but like dress #2 im concerned its not doing my chest enough justice. Also concerned its not "unique" enough.
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2023.06.10 17:01 Hoghunter200 [A3][Recruiting][40k][Serious][EST][NA/EU] 777th Siege Korps of Krieg

[A3][Recruiting][40k][Serious][EST][NA/EU] 777th Siege Korps of Krieg
Hello all, we are the 777th Siege Korps of Krieg, a new Death Korps of Krieg unit! We formed this place after being unable to find a unit we really vibed with for quite a while so instead of continuing the search we decided to found our own unit. Our hope is to be a relatively serious unit with a few jokes here and there allowed, this doesn't mean "yes sir no sir" Though it does mean that we are going to be a tad stricter about things. To explain in straight terms, We are fine with you making jokes with your friends here though don't go overboard and ruin other people's fun.

Our Schedule: Our operations are currently set every Saturday at 2pm EST (7pm GMT) so that our friends across the pond have a chance at joining. We also hold side operations throughout the rest of the week as well. Our hopes are that as we grow we can find other individuals interested in zeusing so that not only our main zeus can play an op once and a while but also so that we could possibly hold multiple main ops a week.

When Joining: When you join the unit basically you just need to say in the channel you can type in if you are a unit rep or wanting to join, At that point you will have a few questions sent to you that are just basics for you to answer, Here they are so you can answer them when you first join if you wish.
Where did you hear about us?
What is your age?
Are you new to Arma?
Do you need help with TFAR
Can you make our operations at 2pm EST on Saturdays?
Do you have any questions?
MOS We offer:
Quartermaster (medic)
Melta Gunner
Plasma Gunner
Heavy Gunner
Flame Trooper
Death Korp Riders
Grenadier Bodyguards
Squad Leader
Pilot (Planned for the future though it depends entirely on unit growth)
Armor (Planned for the future though it depends entirely on unit growth)
Our Rules: - Discord Rules: -No NSFW/NSFL content
  • No politics.
  • No discriminatory language of any kind.
  • No Advertising of other units.
  • Don't be a dick and use common sense
  • We require members to be at least 16 to join though we do make exceptions if you seem to be a mature individual.
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  • No Blue on Blue
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Closing Statement: Just a quick thank you to everyone who read this far down for spending the time to do so and for being interested in the unit, Feel free to message me any questions you may have as I'm more than happy to answer questions about the unit, Have a nice day and hope to see you in Ops! Discord:
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2023.06.10 16:47 RoGStonewall Astartes Servitor Got Buffed - If Guard's Does Too, Perhaps They May Finally Be Usable?

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2023.06.10 16:46 Wooden-Jew Im playing a Wizard for the fist time. Help needed with my spell book.

A few days ago, I made a post here asking for suggestions on how to build a Bladesinger. After reading your responses, I decided to go Bladesinger all the way. However, since it's the first time I'm playing a wizard, I'm extremely overwhelmed with the variety of choices I can make.
So far, this is the list I have. It's mostly following Treantmonk's Bladesinger guide, with a few spells that I like.
OBS: the leves refer to character level and not the spells level themselves. lvl 1 - Cantrips - Booming Blade, Green-Flame Blade, Mind Sliver Spells Absorb Elements, Detect Magic, Find Familiar Mage Armor, Shield, Sleep. lvl 2 - Spells Comprehend Languages(R) Longstrider lvl 3 - Spells Mirror Image Shadow Blade lvl 4 - Cantrips Shocking Grasp Spells Tasha's mind whip Web lvl 5 - Spells Spirit Shroud or Haste Counterspell lvl 6 - Spells Fear Fly lvl 7 Spells Dimension door Polymorph lvl 8 Spells Confusion Otiluke's resilient sphere lvl 9 spells Transmute rock Wall of force lvl 10 Cantrips ??? Spells Bigby's hand Rary's telepathic bond lvl 11 Spells Contingency Tasha's otherwordly guise lvl 12 Spells Mass suggestion Scatter lvl 13 Spells Draconic transformation Teleport lvl 14 Spells Etherealness Force cage lvl 15 Spells Clone Demiplane lvl 16 Spells Mind Blank Maze lvl 17 Spells Foresight Wish 
This is what I'm planning for my spellbook, but there are some things I'm not so sure about yet:

1 - No Fireball?

As a first-time wizard, it almost feels like I'm playing the wizard wrong without Fireball. Should I include it?

2 - Shadow blade and other concentration spells for melee.

In my previous post, I mentioned wanting to focus on heavy use of Shadow Blade. However, the more I think about it, the less I like the idea. Instead of continuously upcasting Shadow Blade, I will use different spells as they become available to me.
Here's my current plan: Shadow Blade -> Spirit Shroud/Haste -> Tasha's Otherworldly Guise -> Draconic Transformation 
Animate Objects - I don't like Animate Objects because I don't want to worry about them being hit and rolling for them.
Spirit Shroud and Haste - I'm not sure which is better between them. I like both, but I'm leaning towards Haste because the Bladesong + Spirit Shroud setup takes too long.
Tasha's Otherwordly Guise and Draconic Transformation - Its here cause i like them.
Tenser's Transformation - Its the first time im playing wizard so i dont want to turn off my casting.

3 - When to stop preparing certain spells?

For early spells like Sleep, Web, Fear, Fly, etc., I have no idea at which level I should stop preparing them. Any advice on when to stop preparing them?

4 - Any important Stuff that im missing or any suggestions?

As I mentioned, it's my first time playing a wizard, and with such a huge spell list, I'm bound to forget something essential or overlook cool options. Please let me know if there's anything I should include. Additionally, I would like to be decent outside of combat as well, so I welcome your suggestions in that regard.

5 - I will have Fey touched

Thats why theres no misty step on the list. My other option is gift of alacrity. I could go silvery barbs but i dont like it and my DM doesnt like it.
Edit: Forgot to mention i will grab Fey Touched.
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2023.06.10 16:40 katsura420 [PC] Giveaway for a couple hours

Have all weapons at +25/10 and +0, All armor, crafting materials, runes and most talisman
comment your ign and request
[Use the red duelist finger]
when requesting weapons pls follow the same order they are in your inventory which is: Daggers > Straight sword > Greatswords > Colossal swords > Thrusting swords > Heavy thrusting swords > Curved swords > Curved greatswords > Katanas > Twinblades > Axes > Great axes > Hammers > Flails > Great hammers > Colossal weapons > Spears > Great spears > Halberds > Reapers > Whips > Fists
Church of Elleh
pw: knack2
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2023.06.10 16:34 DexKaliber My marketing strategy as a new dj - a publicity stunt in the desert outside EDC
Hello, I am Dex Kaliber. I want to be a festival DJ. My one-year goal is to get booked at EDC's SteroBloom stage in 2024, the smallest of EDC's "big" stages.
At 4:45 AM Sunday, May 21, I performed a 90-minute live set in the desert outside EDC, in front of hundreds of slowly moving cars on their way to the 15 Freeway on-ramp. (YouTube link above)
I play a modified dj controller I call the DVyce. It's a Pioneer DDJ-FLX6 connected to an iPhone 11 running Algoriddim DJay. (I'd prefer Rekordbox performance app, but that only supports the FLX4 so far, not the FLX6). The "fret board" is a Korg nanoKontrol 2. The Korg serves as a remote control for nearly every knob, fader, and button on the left deck.
The DVyce actually works as expected! The mixing and audio you hear in the video is original, recorded out there in the desert (line out from FLX6 into Zoom H6 recorder). I only adjusted the EQ a little and boosted the levels. Everything else was left as-is, including little errors and missed cues.
But as a proof-of-concept, it worked! I probably spent a total of 5 hours practicing on the DVyce before the shoot. So while I managed to pull off some blends, I'm confident the mixes will sound smoother as I gain muscle memory and more familiarity with the software. For example, I didn't want to use effects because of the FLX6's less-than-ideal selector button (you have to tap it to cycle through all the deck channels). I realize I can probably map that feature to the Korg, as well.
Technical details aside, what about the music?
After several decades consuming the various "edm" genres, I finally found my calling. Bass house combines all my favorite elements from the other genres. It has a moderate 126-127 bpm tempo, not too fast, not too slow. It tends to have sparce production, reminiscent of minimal techno. It borrows the syncopated shuffle beat from deep house that makes it very danceable. The orchestration is synth-heavy and modern-sounding. I am intrigued by the rap vocals and novelty lyrics. And there's usually a nice, bouncy bass line underneath.
I put together a 90-minute mix done in the style of a two-sided mix tape. The first side is irreverent and fun, the second part is a deeper and grimier. I think the mix does a good job of representing my current dj skill, as well as my vibe and style.
Dex Kaliber - Vibe Pusher - Parts 1 & 2 - bass house mix
I made the mix before EDC and was very pleased that I didn't hear any of the tracks played there (I purposely sought out as many bass house/tech house sets as I could). I cherry picked these tracks out of thousands on BeatPort and I avoided charts and top-10/100 lists. So I feel I am good on the originality front.
One of the goals of the desert performance was to see if I could re-create the studio mix in a live situation using the DVyce.
Was it perfect? No. Far from it. There were errors, missed cues, and technical glitches. But I got through it. It happened! And the 25 minutes in this video capture a sweet spot in the mix: the blends are decent while the sun rises in the background!
I have other things going for me. I have a network of supporters I've built over many years (dj's, promotors, investors). I have an artistic voice and vision to share. My professional background is digital marketing. I own the domain and Insta handle for dexkaliber, an exceptional dj name. I am a techie and a musician. I have decades of experience with rave and underground club culture, and the music associated with it. I performed live pa at several significant events back in the day under a different alias, so I have a modicum of credibility and clout. Then, of course, I developed what I think is a very intriguing gimmick. All these factors combined, I feel like I have a good chance of success.
I have exciting plans for the next 12 months, including more videos, club dates, original music releases, and fun guerilla marketing ideas.
As this is a dj sub, I know there will be interest in the controller. Within the next 2-3 weeks, I am planning to record a video - a 15-minute mini mix - shot in a very unique and exclusive location. I will have good camera angles on the device and screen so people can see what I'm doing.
So, it will be interesting to see if I can parlay this idea into something successful. Feel free to follow along and observe. If you want to support in one way or another, I would deeply appreciate it. Could be as simple as a like or follow. If you're in LA, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming gigs. Plans are currently in the works.
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2023.06.10 16:31 Comprehensive-Soup80 Maggie's Dead Weight

ew. ew. ew. Maggie's boyfriend gave me the immediate ick. I watch their vlogs occasionally (usually just the travel ones), and anything about his character I've learned from here.
So I watched the Miami vlog, and that's the first time I really witnessed his presence.
He literally just Mooches off of Maggie. Why in her vlog when they were on the plane, he was looking like one of those girls that get "flown out". Just the way he was sitting in the chair (like yeah bitch, look at you reaping the benefits of being a bare minimum boyfriend), and you can absolutely tell Maggie does everything. That's probably why she barely posts anymore or why people have been having issues with the quality of her content. Girl is tired carrying around dead weight, because he is probably stressing her out at every breath.
Lastly, I wanted to punch that little dipshit in the gut, because the moment Maggie wanted him in to be in the vlog when they were at the Ritz on the balcony, he didn't even give her the courtesy to turn around and wave. He didn't want to be on camera.
Then the moment Maggie is looking cute as hell, feeling herself, make up done and is sharing her outfit THEN his bitch ass wants to walk past her all in the way, have the tv on loud as hell, and starts screaming like a banshee interrupting her.
Not to project, but based on what was said about him here and what I saw in the vlog, I get heavy insecure vibes from him. Because he knows Maggie is waaaaayyyyy too good for him. Hopefully he's not emotionally manipulating her.

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2023.06.10 16:31 No_Yogurtcloset8865 new contradictions in the bible and YHWH the deceiver

And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’—when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.deut 18:21-22 this overrides Jeremiah 18:8 especially since jeremiah himself was a false prophet according to the torah that falsely told of the everlasting destruction, becoming uninhabited waste and sinking of babylon by the medes.
saddam hussein rebuilt the walls of babylon and it has always been inhabited,it's called Hillah today in Iraq. 4Your territory shall extend from the wilderness and Lebanon to the great River Euphrates—all the land of the Hittites—and west as far as the Great Sea. 5No one shall stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6Be strong and courageous, for you shall give these people the inheritance of the land that I swore to their fathers I would give them.… I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.Joshua 1:3 this is a false prophecy and joshua lost against various canaanite peoples and could not drive them out. there is also the issue that the itineraries of deuteronomy and numbers contradict each other,something expounded upon in detail by phd steven dimattei.

also What transpires on the day Moses sets up and anoints the Tabernacle: Aaron and his sons are anointed as Yahweh’s priests and shut in the Tent of Meeting for a 7 day ordination or Israel’s 12 chieftains present sacrificial offerings to Yahweh, 1 a day for the following 12 days? (Ex 40:1-17; Lev 8-9 vs Num 7)?So while Aaron and sons were enclosed in the Tent of Meeting from 1/1/2 to 1/8/2 in the Leviticus 8-9 tradition, so that no sacrifices were being offered during this purificatory ordination period of 7 days, sacrifices were being offered during this time period and the Aaronid priests were active according to the Numbers 7 tradition.

james says 'For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone” (James 1:13)'but Ezekiel says YHWH does tempt others with evil by saying '

Ezekiel 14:9

“And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.”
King James Version (KJV)
this is a contradiction.2 peter 39The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
yet yhwh also says :And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. -,And%20he%20said%2C%20Go%2C%20and%20tell%20this%20people%2C%20Hear,and%20convert%2C%20and%20be%20healed.)

Isaiah 6:9-12-,And%20he%20said%2C%20Go%2C%20and%20tell%20this%20people%2C%20Hear,and%20convert%2C%20and%20be%20healed.)

there is also the issue that yahweh is a deceiver in that he openly tells his prophets like Isaiah and Jesus (Matthew 13:13-15)to deceive
So here we see that Jesus was deceiving certain people by speaking in parables so that they won't (and God forbid!) REPENT AND BE FORGIVEN!
Also in...
2 Thessalonians 2:11
11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
So God will delude people so that they can believe lies?
and He also says King James 2000 Bible Jeremiah 23:39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget (Nasha) you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
Lets read the Hebrew with Transliteration in english. לָכֵן הִנְנִי וְנָשִׁיתִי אֶתְכֶם נָשֹׁא וְנָטַשְׁתִּי אֶתְכֶם וְאֶת־הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָכֶם וְלַאֲבוֹתֵיכֶם מֵעַל פָּנָי
läkhën hin'niy w'näshiytiy et'khem näsho w'nä†ash'Tiy et'khem w'et-häiyr ásher nätaTiy läkhem w'laávôtëykhem mëal Pänäy
The Hebrew word (nä†ash) pronounced as ‘Nashah’ has the following meanings:
1) to beguile, deceive A)(Niphal) to be beguiled B)(Hiphil) to beguile, deceive C)(Qal) utterly (infinitive)
As you have read the word ‘Nashah’ means deceive, beguile and so forth. But when we read English Bible translations for Jer. 23:39 all of them use the word ‘forget?’ Why don’t they give the true meaning, why do they have distort the verse and lie to people? Let’s now bring forth evidence from Hebrew Lexicons for the word ‘Nasha’ and see what the true meaning is. Before we proceed further let’s first show The Hebrew word “Nashah” :
Hebrew word Nashah for Jeremiah 23 39
Professor Mark Roncace comments on Jeremiah 23:39 as well, and says the following:
“The word… itself has certain connotations and echoes in the book of Jeremiah where it appears four other times (4:10; 23:39; 29:8; 49:16). In 4:10 the prophet accuses Yahweh of deception by promising peace and then bringing destruction. Thus, one would as John calvin suggested see the withdrawal of Babylonians as ‘God for a time permit[ting]’ the people ‘to be deceived by fortunate event’ (Commentaries on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lamentations [ed. And trans. John Owen; 5 vols.; Grand rapids: Eerdmans, 1950], 4:367). In fact, in 23:39 Yahweh declares ‘I will deceive (Nashah) you and cast you away from my presence.’ One wonders if deception originates within oneself, as 37:9 suggests, or with Yahweh?” It is clear crystal from all this evidence that Yahweh is a deceiver. When the verse (Jeremiah 23:39) is not distorted, it reads like this:
Jeremiah 23:39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly DECEIVE (Nashah) you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence.

Yahweh Deceives 1 Kings 22:20-22: 20 And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that. 21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’22 ” ‘By what means?’ the LORD asked. “‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.” ‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’ Here we see that the man said that he would resort to lying in order to entice Ahab and God supported the idea and told him to go ahead and do it! Here is another beautiful verse where Yahweh asks someone to be deceived by his own command. Someone people may not be familiar with the word ‘entice,’ it means ‘deceive.’ So in other words Yahweh is asking who will deceive Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead. This passage is clear, Yahweh is a deceiver. Professor George Alexander Kennedy says the following on the passage: …words for eloquence, speaking, and persuading in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, there is no Hebrew transitive verb to express the thought ‘He persuades someone’ in a positive sense. The closest is the verb pata, which carries the connotation of enticement, seduction, and deception. Even the Lord is said to engage occasionally in this kind of rhetoric (1 kings 22:20-22; 2 Chronicles 18:19-21; Ezekiel 14:9). Active persuasion in this sense is generally thought of as negative. John Calvin also comments on the verse and says: “…mysteries according to your carnal, foolish understanding. What? When God calls Satan the agent of his vengeance and gives him a public command to deceive, does this differ from mere permission? The voice of God is clear. ‘Who will entice Ahab?’ And there is no obscurity when he commands Satan, ‘You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so’ (1 Kings 22:20,22).” Yahweh Deceives Ezekiel 14:9-11: 9 ” ‘And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel. 10 They will bear their guilt-the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him. 11 Then the people of Israel will no longer stray from me, nor will they defile themselves any-more with all their sins. They will be my people, and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ “ God is punishing him for a crime that He deceived him to do in the first place? Interesting indeed! Professor James L. Crenshaw says: “Jeremiah complained bitterly that God had overpowered him and seduced him in the same way a virgin is raped (Jeremiah 20:7), and Ezekiel employed the verb to describe God;s deception of his prophets (Ezekiel 14:9). Within wisdom literature the verb assumed special significance it describes a foolish person who is mislead. In Psalm 78:36 the word refers to flattery, the means of deceit, and stands in synonymous parallelism with kazab, to lie.” John M. Reed also comments on the passage: In Ezekiel 14:9 Yahweh says: ‘ And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and I will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.’ Yahweh is more than just a liar; he’s also a deceiver in the Book of Ezekiel. Stating a falsehood is bad enough, but to then purposefully deceive is escalation from passive act of lying, to an aggressive act of harmful deception. Yahweh is violating another of his Ten commandment is an injunction against lying, but Yahweh conveniently disregards the laws that he established, whenever he feels the whimsical need to do so. then there is another contradiction in the bible which claims the israelites didn't enter moabite territory,when the entire book of deutereonomy is in moab across the arnon:Then they journeyed through the wilderness and went around the land of Edom and the land of Moab and arrived on the east side of the land of Moab and camped on the other side of the Arnon. But they did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the boundary of Moab.judges 11:18
Yahweh also deceives by telling the king of assyria a certain report so he will be killed.
Isaiah 37:6-7
Isaiah said to them, "Tell your master, 'This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard-those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. Listen! I am going to put a spirit in him so that when he hears a certain report, he will return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.' "
Jeremiah 4:10
Then I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, how completely you have deceived (nasha) this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' when the sword is at our throats."

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2023.06.10 16:28 agp422 Fine line tattoo artists?

Fine line tattoo artists?
Looking to get a small honeysuckle tattoo and was considering going to District Tattoo but a lot of their work is a little bit dark/heavy (see pic). Does anyone have DMV recs for artists with a bit more of a light touch/specialty in fine line? Thanks!
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2023.06.10 16:12 zombiebananas8093 [Sell][US to US][perfume] Ruthless destash! Arcana, BPAL, NAVA, et al.

Cross-posted / US to US (Ajevie ℅ included), $5.00 shipping (PayPal G&S).
⭐Perfumes have been stored in wooden boxes away from heat and sunlight and/or in a temperature-controlled storage unit. Everything is always used or tested with clean hands unless marked as BNNU.⭐
✨Please do not claim something unless you are going to buy it. No holds or haggling. Thank you.✨
Come to Me / A compelling seduction of glittering Calabrian bergamot, Atlas cedarwood, fragrant ylang ylang blossoms, red rose petals, rich honey, sugared cardamom, citrusy yellow amber, ivory patchouli, and spruce musk. / Full into neck, $24
Estella / Quietly stunning ambre blanc and vanilla bean with a kiss of cognac. / Full into neck, $20
Pumpkins Crave Black Swallowers / Darkly smoldering incense billowing from a brass censer, clove cigarettes, brittle shards of wood, warm pumpkin spiked with nutmeg, a shot of French cognac, a curl of Ceylon cinnamon, and a twist of tobacco. / BNNU, $18
Snow Witch: Embers / The cozy scents of a winter witch's cottage hearth. Rich, sticky caramel, smoky Japanese Hiba wood, warm cardamom, and pink Himalayan salt. / Full into neck, $24
Sting / Amber resin, sticky beeswax, massoia, black coconut, and cubeb. / Full into neck, $23
Sugar / An ode to affectionate nicknames. French vanilla ice cream, sweet cardamom, a tincture of Pacific sea salt, dark Tahitian vanilla, and wild harvested pine sap. / Full into neck, $22
Touch / Golden honey on warm skin, soft brown leather, a baby lambswool sweater, floating layers of sheer silk, grey musk, and lightly smoked sap-frosted woods. / Full into neck, $22
Vanilla Craves Aurora / Richly roasted coffee beans, fluffy morning clouds, a dawn-pink sky, gently aged vanilla absolute, and sweet Mexican vanilla extract. / BNNU, $18
Winter Malaise / A carb-laden base of syrupy sweet mango and thick, rich vanilla is prodded with cinnamon, clove, black anise, and iron-distilled patchouli. / Full into neck, $24
At the Diner After Rocky / Blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup and maple syrup. / Full to shoulder with tiny dip, $20
Caramel Popcorn / Buttery, salted popcorn tossed in caramel. / Bubble at shoulder, $23.50
Gingerbread Latte / FS, $22
Jellybean / FS, $24
Vesta’s Orchard / Red Bartlett pears, peach, gingerbread, tangerine, smoked honey, white musk, pumpkin, and rosemary. / FS, $20
Trinkets & Feathers / Sugared sage, oud, jasmine, incense, apple, melon, juniper, and nutmeg. / FS, $20
Buck Moon 2021 / Buck Moon is an animalistic, deep scent: an amplification of one’s natural musk coupled with forest herbs, pine pitch, smoky birch tar, cedar berries, dew-kissed juniper, amber moss, deer fur, a hint of clear, warm evening air and a crystalline spark of lunar oil. / A smidge above shoulder, $20
Cherry Wine / Full slightly above shoulder, $25
Dark Chocolate and Dried Red Fruits / Small dip at shoulder, $20
Doom Cake / A drug-induced vision of grabby, gore-slicked tentacles erupting from a facade of thick buttercream and lemon sponge soaked in cherry-flavored goo. / Full slightly above shoulder, $26
Disembodied Malevolent Laughter / A distorted, cacophonous, and mirthless chortle: a hollow rumble of dark resins that rises into a shrieking crescendo of icy wine grape, white musk, and white lemon. / Halfway between TOL and shoulder, $20
Einzelne Häuser (Häuser mit Bergen) / Charred yellow sandalwood, dry bourbon vanilla, terebinth, pine pitch, and red musk. / Full to slightly above TOS, $24
Harvest Love Potion / An attraction and sensuality blend that is delightfully camouflaged as a perfume. Autumn romance personified, infused with the comfort of fall leaves and apple pulp, cacao, 7-year aged patchouli, vanilla absolute, benzoin, cubeb berries, and rose absolute. / Half full, $15
Harvest Moon 2021 / This year’s Harvest Moon is a swirl of late-autumn leaves surrounding the last stone fruits of summer. / Full into neck, $20
Honey Babka / Laminated dough topped with sugar syrup and streusel. / Dip at shoulder, $20
Kon Kurabe Tama No Ase / Marzipan and buttercream with cinnamon, pistachio milk, vanilla custard, and clove. / Full slightly into neck, $25
Juicebox / Chocolate honey cakes with hazelnut and ripe figs. / Halfway between shoulder and TOL, $25
Pumpkin Dust 2021 / Shavings of white pumpkin rind and honey powder. / A smidge above TOL, $20
Sugar Cookies and a Popcorn Garland / Full slightly into neck, $25
Sugar Cookie Snake Oil / The sexiest cookie in town. / Full about halfway between TOS and TOL, $28
Sugar Cookie Satyr / Sugar cookies crumbled over a feral, woodland musk. / Tiny dip at shoulder, $28
V’al Hanissim 2021 / Lord, deliver the wicked into the hands of the righteous: beeswax glowing softly amber. / Full to TOS, $28
XXX Means Kisses / A rare portrait of innocence and integrity amidst the corruption of Caligari’s asylum. Tart hibiscus, skin musk, shea, and the faintest whiff of nicotine. / Full slightly above shoulder, $26
Halloween Hayride / Harvest hay, bonfires and dried leaves mix with amber, smoky sandalwood, and musk. In the distance, you are anxious to get back to the circle with the promise of roasted marshmallows, and other sugary seasonal treats! / FS, $14
Holiday Moxie / We've all been there!! Seasonal Yuletide greetings, Mall Santas, employee parties! The scent of freshly-cut Christmas trees, steaming mugs of apple cider, orange peels, cinnamon sticks and clove! Candy Canes, and hot sticky Santas’ laps, and the faint smell of booze!! All with a touch of smoky oud!!! / FS, $14
Jawbreaker /Caramel, Pumpkin Crunch, Carrot Cake and Pecan Praline combo- OUCH! / FS, $14
Pumpkin Batter / Scrumptious toasty bread, pumpkin puree, warm Autumn spices, vanilla frosting, creamy caramel and juicy raisins / FS, $14
Bassima / Creamy Coconut with subtle butter and warm sugar, subtle nutmeg and fig mingle within. / FS, $22
Ian’s Terrific Spiced Sugar Cookie / Sugar Butter Cookie, Spices of Chai tea (clove, nutmeg, allspice, white cinnamon), Gingerbread accord, Fresh shaved Ginger, Baked Ginger Cookie accord and Vanilla bean absolute / Slightly above TOS, $24
RS Lavan / Italian Lavender, French Lavender, Moonstone (Studio Limited Vanilla) absolute, Bourbon Vanille (Studio Limited Vanilla) absolute aged with black French Vanilla beans, Mallow root extract, Blend of four Sandalwoods aged in oak barrel for this blend; Santalum, White Sandalwood, Bourbon Sandalwood and Indian Sandalwood blended beautifully with Madagascar and Tahitian Vanilla beans. / FS, $33
RS Vanilla / Sandalwood Absolute, Vanilla Bean Liqueur, Madagascar Vanilla whole, rich Indian Sandalwood chips, soft white clove essence blended with Green Cardamom, Cedarwood, Irish Moss accord, Amber blend of labdanum and benzoin with NA aged Santalum Sandalwood in a bourbon Oakwood barrel. / FS, $35
Santasaurus ’22 / Sugar Cookies accord, Madagascar Vanilla Bean Frosting, Bastet’s Cookie Musk accord, Colombian Coffee organic extraction, Toasted Hazelnut, Molasses, Cinnamon Sugar, Snickerdoodle accord and Vanilla Bean paste. / Full to TOS, $25
Sweetgrass Musk / Organic Nevada Sweetgrass, Bastet Amber, eNVie saphir and sensual skin musk made from soft white floral blend of Tuberose, Mallow, Angelica, Musk Flower, and White Lily all blended beautifully into Bastet's Musk base. *Nevada Sweetgrass has a natural Citrus note. / FS, $30
The Height of Love / Warmed Vanilla Marshmallows, Crystalline, Bastet’s Ice Cream, Pink Sugar and White Clove. / Dip at shoulder, $22
Calorie Neutralizer / Light clove and heavy sugar with a great sheet of the most buttery of toffee on top. / FS, $15
Clara’s Party from the Nutcracker / Black musk, Arabian frankincense, 3 golden ambers, very spicy gingerbread, and a goodly shot of black tea. / FS, $15
Divine Clockwork / A cool vanilla mint and warm bitter chocolate become more than just a marriage of great foodie combinations. / FS, $15
Pauline / The most comforting and lovely aspects of fall wrapped up in one fragrance is Pauline. She smells of chrysanthemums and coffee, the earth and the outdoors with the dried leaves and when the world is wrapping itself up for a long winter's snooze. / FS, $15
Ribbands / The tea room smelled so delightfully of all things festive and good. Big hit every year and back again in the very same form. Foody, fruity, gourmand. / FS, $15
Gibbon’s Mischief Night / The main notes are sugar cookies with vanilla frosting, white chocolate covered popcorn, lightly toasted marshmallows rolled in graham cracker dust within the atmosphere of Gibbon’s Boarding School (Dusty Wooden Desks, Paper, Carefully Hidden Tobacco Pouch, Dying Fire, Dried Leaves, Leather Chairs, Autumn Breeze) and a touch of bourbon, pear brandy and cream soda. / FS, $17
Pumpkin Spice Latte / This caffeinated concoction starts with fresh roasted pumpkin spice coffee ground and brewed as an espresso. Monin Gingerbread syrup, frothy steamed milk and fresh made gingerbread whipped cream dusted with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg complete it. / FS, $16.50
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2023.06.10 16:06 CaiomheSkeever Dole whip—my first creamification!

Dole whip—my first creamification!
I know it's not the most photogenic thing in the world, I dug around for an ice cream scoop only to realize that I don't have one :') But this came out very nicely!
I used the dole whip recipe from Ninja's website, except I used fresh pineapple since I already had some on hand (I all ends up frozen in the end, right?) I blended everything in a blender before freezing just to be safe, a step which I might skip next time. I also added too much vanilla because I decided to just eyeball it and it poured a lot faster than expected—but the sorbet doesn't have an overpowering vanilla flavor, thankfully.
Two respins with a light splash of pineapple juice before the 2nd respin. It still looked just a bit crumbly in the container, but smoothed out a lot when I mixed it up with a spoon and served it. The texture was super creamy, like a sorbet I would get out of a soft serve machine. I calculated the total pint to be 240 calories—not bad!! The only thing I don't like so far is the 24 hour wait 😂
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2023.06.10 16:05 SpacePaladin15 The Nature of Predators 123

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Memory transcription subject: Slanek, Venlil Space Corps
Date [standardized human time]: January 16, 2137
The infected predators were whisked out of the research station, and away from the Battle of Mileau to be isolated in quarantine. The Kolshians had been holding the inner sanctum of the system, since the human fleet was mainly composed of Duerten allies. With the goal of a cured Terran race making itself evident, sending rescue teams for the Dossur prisoners was inadvisable. That would need to await proper biohazard gear, which would take days, if not weeks, to arrive.
Earth was making preparations for itself and its colonies to counter “bioterrorist” measures. Marcel wanted nothing to do with me, during our ride to the quarantine station. The cured humans would be kept isolated for study, until they determined whether the disease was communicable. Initial observations didn’t suggest transmissibility through close contact, though it wasn’t clear if other means could spread the virus. All of us relinquished blood samples for a scientist team to peruse.
Tests were run to determine the extent of the allergic reactions, and doctors came prepared to treat anaphylaxis. My bloodwork was the only one that came back allergen-free; it had been determined that the human-tailored bioweapon couldn’t cross the species border to other sapients. As such, I didn’t have to worry about any modifications to my genome, and I was free to leave at any time. The medical staff became primarily Zurulian too, after this development was confirmed.
Nobody has brought up my execution of the Kolshian prisoner, but it’s a matter of time. Has Marcel not been feeling well enough to raise the alarm?
Concern for the redhead was the reason I hadn’t vacated the facility; no matter what, having him in this situation strained my heart. I wandered up to a Zurulian medic, who was conversing with a human in biohazard gear. The quadruped swiveled around, and his face jogged some faint recognition in my mind. Had I seen this individual before? No, what mattered was discovering how Marcel was holding up, since my…former best friend wouldn’t speak to me.
“Slanek!” the Zurulian announced. “Just the Venlil I was hoping to find. When I heard you and Marcel were among the infected, I had to come.”
I leaned my head back. “We do know each other. You were there, at the battle of Earth. Helping to save his family. Your name is…”
“Wilen. You might remember my wife, Fraysa, too. We wound up living on Earth after the war, sharing notes on human and alien physiology with top experts.”
Fraysa ducked out from within a cabinet. “The Zurulian exchange program was a great way to get to learn what the predators are really like! They don’t deserve this. I understand how close you were with your human, Slanek. Mine is into gardening—gardening, for fun! A predator.”
I don’t give a shit. We met for about an hour, months ago; we’re not friends.
“Cool.” My tail twitched with irritation. “Could you guys tell me how Marcel is doing?”
Wilen squinted. “You haven’t asked him yourself?”
“Oh, of course I have! I just mean from a doctor’s perspective—what’s going on biologically. I’m worried, and I wouldn’t want to ask in front of him. You might not be as straightforward if it’s bad news.”
“Walk with me. I have to deliver these fever-reducing medicines to the sick ones,” Fraysa replied. “The short version is, the virus inserts DNA into the human genome, which induces desired immune reactions to specific meat-based proteins and enzymes. The severity varies from person to person.”
Wilen trotted after his wife. “I was just talking about Marcel’s bloodwork; I want to help him. What Fraysa is saying, is that some humans may only react severely to meat and egg foods. Others are more sensitive to lesser things they eat, like animal lactation, boiled animal tendons in gummies, or even things they wear like cured hides.”
“They put what in gummies?!” I shrieked.
“I thought you knew.”
“Forget it, Doctor. How does this relate to Marcel?”
“Marcel’s blood shows signs of an especially sensitive reaction,” Fraysa commented. “It could be because he’s vegetarian, so some of the proteins are particularly foreign to his body.”
Wilen pawed at a semi-circular ear. “I’m sure you don’t like to think this about your friend, but predatory items pervade human culture, far beyond diet. His furniture and his clothes are probably animal-sourced. Their medicine, a nurturing field by definition, is no longer safe to him; he won’t be able to get egg-based vaccines. I was informed by a human colleague that even cosmetics for dry skin and shoe polish might be off-limits.”
“Treatments for dry skin trigger the cure?” I blinked in confusion, unable to believe the predatory items ran that deep with my human. “Why?”
“Because of a wool grease called lanolin. Look, he’s going to need to be very careful. Our simulations suggest extreme cases like Marcel can’t even breathe the vapors of cooking meat, without triggering anaphylaxis.”
Fraysa slipped a pill packet under a door. “Wilen and I were shocked, realizing how deep hunting runs in the fabric of human society; it’s almost better not to know. What do you think should be done, dear?”
“I think it might be best for Marcel to live on a Federation world, if he needs to avoid animal products altogether. Maybe you could offer to take him in, Slanek, on Venlil Prime?”
My legs locked up, and left me unable to follow the Zurulian medics. Wilen and Fraysa whirled around, noting the shock on my features. Since Marcel didn’t consume meat in the first place, I figured the cure wouldn’t affect his daily life at all. It was within my knowledge that he ate some “animal products”, such as the revolting lactation juice Wilen mentioned, but I figured those could be cut out of a diet too. It wouldn’t be that big of an adjustment, given that my human already avoided them around me.
But now, I realized something as simple as his slick couch, in his Earthly home, would induce the allergic reaction. Marcel couldn’t go to social events with other humans, if breathing in the scent of flesh would place him in jeopardy. That would’ve precluded hanging out around Tyler, or being in the service at all! The vegetarian’s military days were over; it didn’t seem fair that his ordinary life was ruined too. Shit, if he got sick, he couldn’t seek some treatments at a Terran hospital anymore.
Poor Marcel will have to think of every little thing, as small as treating chapped lips in the winter. If he stays on his world, I don’t know how he can go out in public without risk…but he certainly doesn’t want to live with me.
I pinned my ears back, searching for an excuse. “Marcel has family on Earth. He has a life there!”
“It will be…difficult, for his predator relatives and friends to accommodate him. They’d need to be very cognizant,” Wilen said. “I’m not pressuring you to do anything you don’t want to. But if you care about him, you need to tell him what staying on Earth means for him.”
“He could wear some breathing mask…and a contact suit?”
Fraysa scrunched her nose. “Maybe, but does he want to do that every day of his life? It’s a rough situation. Though there is good news, Slanek.”
“What, that he’s not dead?!”
“I’m sorry you’re so upset. But the good news is, for the air-transmission version, there might be hope of reversing the cure in the near future. The humans have their own gene-splicing systems, such as CRISPR. This incident helps them understand the general principles of what the cure adds, so it might help them identify unnatural edits in other species too.”
“I don’t care about other species! They don’t want it undone, I can fucking tell you that. Marcel does!”
“Well, the humans might be able to undo his gene edits, with proper study. If he chooses to stay away from Earth, it might only be for a little while. His normal life might be restored in a few years…maybe months. Terrans are quick studies.”
Hearing that the predators could figure out a reversal, without outside assistance, alleviated my guilt for killing Navarus. Clearly, we didn’t need any of the prisoners alive to undo the damage. Besides, there were more captives, like the scientist my friend had brought in, who could provide the information Earth sought. That demonic Kolshian, who laughed at the idea of destroying Terran culture, deserved a bullet to the head. Marcel was unreasonable, but other humans might be more rational. Maybe I was fretting over one man’s skewed morality.
I chewed on what the Zurulian doctors imparted. “You qualified the hope of reversing the cure as being for the airborne version. Does that mean the other humans, from the research station, are incurable?”
“We didn’t say that, but the injected-serum is much harder to cure,” Wilen proclaimed. “I think that’s why the Kolshians favor that method, when given a choice. They transmit the virus directly into the bloodstream, and also inject certain proteins and enzymes into the skin…to spark allergies the old-fashioned way.”
“I see. So they’re permanent herbivores.”
“Permanent’s a strong word, Slanek. Curing the genetic side would prevent the disease from being passed to offspring, at least.”
Fraysa flicked her ears. “Besides, I expect you would know, as a vegetarian’s friend, even if those people are eating grass…humans are still violent predators. The Kolshians succeeded in pissing them off, not gentling them.”
“Right! What makes them human is that they’re insane,” Wilen remarked. “So, my Venlil buddy, are you able to break the news to Marcel for us? He deserves to know right away, and it would be better coming from you. A friend.”
“Well.” My throat clammed up with guilt, not wanting to reveal our relationship’s dire straits. Selfishly, all I wanted was to see and comfort Marcel during this revelation; I could brainstorm a plan to ease my entry into his room. “Yes. I’ll tell him.”
“Excellent! Well, his door is right here; I’ll leave you to the unpleasantries.”
My eyes widened with alarm, as the Zurulians pushed me through a plastic isolation flap. It hadn’t occurred to me that the conversation’s timetable would be accelerated; I hadn’t realized we were walking past Marcel’s room, while I was distracted worrying about him. Wilen and Fraysa watched with expectancy, giving encouraging ear flicks. Nausea twirled in my belly, as I didn’t dare explain what happened between us.
My paw issued a tentative knock, before I twisted open the sealed door. The red-haired predator studied me with lethargic eyes, perspiration lining his skin. He shifted on the bed, and curled his lip with displeasure. A booming cough racked his body, causing him to fall back against the pillow. A pitcher of water had been nearly drained; he hadn’t been able to get up to refill it at the filtration sink.
“Hi Marc,” I offered.
A low groan came from his mouth. “Go…away.”
“Please, let me get you some water. I can’t leave you like this.”
I scurried over to the pitcher, feeling my heart rate hit an all-time high. Chiding myself not to drop the glass and look like more of a fool, I carted it over to the spout. The water filled the jug with the speed of molasses, and my tail swished across the floor with impatience. Temptation overtook me, so I risked a glance at Marcel. The human’s face looked puffy; it was clear his immune system was in overdrive.
I wish that I could curl up next to him, and make him feel better. I miss having such a wonderful friend.
Those hazel eyes struggled to stay focused on me, which caused sympathy to tug at my heart. I balanced the full pitcher with new determination, pressing it to his lips. The rift between us felt palpable, as Marcel reluctantly accepted the hydration for his own sake. Even in his discombobulated state, I could see that he hadn’t forgotten what I did. Fury was causing him to distance himself from me; I got the sudden feeling my lie had been what pushed him over the edge.
“I was asked to tell you something, by the Zurulian doctors,” I spoke hurriedly, while setting the pitcher down on the table. “Your reaction to the cure is severe. The doctors don’t think you should live on Earth for a while. They said you’d be deathly allergic just smelling meat or touching animal products…like apparently, your couch. Which I slept on.”
Marcel didn’t speak a word. Even in his listless stupor, his binocular eyes managed to level me with intensity. I noticed a slight lump pass down his throat; he was either swallowing down hurtful thoughts or thirst. The human, who’d become the faithful friend my world revolved around, just wanted me gone. That stung worse than the prickle of a thousand thorns, but I was glad we hadn’t quarreled again.
With legs that felt as heavy as stone, I trudged toward the door. It was impossible not to feel the predator’s gaze boring into my spine. His judgment punished me, as if he were the aggrieved party in the Navarus execution. Part of me was angry about the Terran’s mandatory policy on mercy, but I couldn’t berate him in this sorry state.
At the end of the day, I cared about Marcel. What I said to him back on the research station was accusatory and less-than-kind, though it was true enough. If this was the last time we ever spoke to each other, I didn’t want to cut contact with hurtful words. Perhaps he could learn to remember our adventures with some fondness, in time. This hadn’t been how I wanted our close-as-brothers bond to fizzle out.
“I’m sorry that they did this to you.” I kept my back turned to the human, resting a paw on the door handle. “You remember why I joined the exchange program? I read your book, Frankenstein. About a monstrosity who only wanted a friend…or acceptance, and was hated and abused by the world. Judged for his appearance.”
There was nothing but silence from the human, and the certain feel of his watchful gaze. Without looking, I could feel the dazed rhythm of his blinks. How had I ever feared that Marcel would harm me? He couldn’t dole out punishment to the people that deserved his wrath, let alone to anyone he called a friend.
“I felt sorry for the creature. For you. And maybe, in some weird corner of my brain, I was curious what it was like to be a monster,” I continued. “Now, I know that I am one too; just not one of appearances. Maybe the book was trying to say that the real monsters were the ones who wronged the physical monster. I hope you’ll find someone who sees you for what you truly are, because I can’t do it anymore.”
My paw cracked the door ajar, and I slumped my shoulders in the entryway. This went against everything that my heart desired, pulling away from the only person I thought I truly knew. The reality was that I had changed too much; Marcel didn’t sign up to be partners with someone he saw as a monster. If I could go back to how things used to be between us, I would. Now, I had nobody to turn to.
A faint growl rumbled behind me. “That whole plot you saw was bogus. The real ending…of that book. Not the censored one the UN doctored up. Do you know what it is?”
My head whipped around. “What? You changed it?”
“Of course we did. It’s a vengeful story, not one where Frankenstein’s monster is innocent and lives alone with another of his kind. The real tale? Suffering immensely from rejection…the creature strives to take everything from his creator that he ever loved. After the death of his maker occurs, the wretch commits to end his own life of unhappiness in turn.”
“That’s…” My blood ran cold, as I tried to decipher what lesson such a story could tell. That was in stark contrast to a story that garnered sympathy from the viewers; it proved the point that the monster was a monster! “I don’t understand.”
“Humans changed it because we wanted you to take the message that we could be friends. We weren’t trying to vow vengeance for our rejection then. But maybe we should’ve left the message that there are consequences, for such inhumane and callous treatment of a ‘monster.’ It’s fitting, in hindsight.”
“That doesn’t sound like something you would say…Marc.” I took one hesitant step back toward the Terran, and noticed that he had averted his eyes. “You never want consequences.”
“Fuck, you think I don’t want the bastards to pay for all of these horrible things? I have…suffered plenty too. You seem to forget.”
“Then why…why do you let every bad person we come across get away with everything?!”
“I don’t. Read the book, and maybe you’ll understand. Here…I’ve had a copy in Venlil-script on me, ever since I knew you liked it. I wasn’t sure about giving it to you, but now I am.” The human rummaged through a satchel near his bedside, and weakly held it out with a hand. I inched closer, pulling it from his slender fingers. “There’s also a lesson for the monster in there. In his revenge, the monster damned himself too. I know from Sovlin that that was almost me.”
“I lied to you. Can we ta—”
“No. Come back when you’ve finished the book, and then, we’ll talk. I…need to rest. And process my family’s future.”
My tail flicked in a gesture of acceptance, and I plodded out of his quarters with a lighter heart. Marcel didn’t sound as angry; his voice was choked with tiredness, but his hatred had evaporated. Perhaps the human didn’t have the energy to project his grudge, though I wasn’t going to complain if that was the reason. It must be a lot for him to reckon with, learning how the cure would wreck his entire life. He still hadn’t complained or exploded with emotion.
I have no idea how he really feels, but I guess I’ve started to assume he doesn’t experience hate. He’s just always so…moral.
My claw traced the cover of the real Frankenstein, wondering how it could apply to my own feelings of monstrousness. Maybe I was ready for the lessons humanity hadn’t wanted the Venlil to absorb in the beginning. I had fallen far enough to heed teachings meant for the more depraved minds among predators. Regardless, I was curious to see what the full narrative held in its pages. If this was a slight chance to salvage my friendship with Marcel, it was a no-brainer to seize it.
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2023.06.10 16:03 Few_Mix2930 Best anti-aging products for Perioral Dermatitis

I have flare ups of Perioral Dermatitis ever since having my kids. I've tried to get rid of it but now I just avoid anything that triggers it. I settled on La Roche Posay toleraine moisturizer, dermalogica microfoliant , dermalogica multiactive toner and cerave face wash. I'm 31 years old and have 3 kids, including a new baby. I look exhausted and my skin is dull and dry.
I recently tried a sample of Barbara Sturm's Niacinimide serum and fell in LOVE. My skin glows, is plump, and it doesn't even need any bb cream. I look younger and my skin looks so healthy. I also have occasional hormonal acne and this helped clear it up within a few days. The price tag means I cannot ever purchase this however. Its $190 CAD.
I'm looking for some anti aging products to make my skin more plump, hydrated, and to help with occasional acne. These products can't be harsh however, because of my perioral Dermatitis flareups. I read that retinol would be best but I'm terrified of making the Dermatitis worse.
Does anyone know what would be best with sensitive skin? Retinol, niacinimide... a specific brand...? I feel so lost with all of the product options and would appreciate any help. Thank you so much!
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2023.06.10 16:01 Ostrichcrotch Mac n cheese woes

I own and operate a upscale bbq restaurant and we recently changed up our mac n cheese recipe. It seems to be losing its flavor the longer it sits. Was hoping someone here would have some mac n cheese hacks to make it stable to hold all day mixed up and not dry out or lose its cheesiness flavor.
Recipe is fairly simple for the cheese sauce. American cheese, medium cheddar, smoked Gouda and heavy cream.
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2023.06.10 15:54 ID10-T Last FA Test

Getting Rid of Most of My Flavors, Part 47
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Starting Flavor Count: 2,429 (down from 2,972)
TASK OR TRASH - Each flavor gets assigned at least one task or it goes in the trash.


Yup, that’s violet. It tastes very, very violet, without being perfumy. It’s sweet, too, with some chalky sweetness especially in the finish, like a violet candy. It will get a little laundry-soapish with too much, so start low, but it will turn anything floral-purple long before that happens. I don’t get anything I would call an off-note from this.
I need it to make more Mango Beauregarde TASK 1, to make a modernized remix of my old Paradise Cream recipe, and because I want to try Violet Hops, and Jazz Hands (while I still have some Holy Vanilla). There really isn’t much else I want to mix that uses it.
Waffles Vanilla
That is certainly a waffle. There’s a hint of vanilla baked in but I don’t know that it really warrants having vanilla in the name, it’s just a touch. It’s a bit doughy like it’s undercooked but considering how bad some other waffle flavors are, this is definitely one of the better ones. Although it tastes undercookied and doughy in the center and is overall a creamy feeling flavor, it has the nice crispy edges of a waffle. It is a bit nutty if I think about it too hard, around the edges, but I didn’t take hit and immediately go “nuts.” Since the OG INW Waffle is now long gone, I think this is probably my favorite waffle flavor. There isn’t really anything I want (or am able) to mix that uses it, so I’ll just start simple with an attempt at a waffle with butter and maple syrup.
Justwaffle V1 TASK 2
Co. Flavor %
FA Waffles Vanilla 2
FA Maple Syrup 1.5
VT Butter Base 1
VT Golden Syrup 1
Walnut milk? Walnut water? I don’t know, but this flavor is wet. Juicy. Or at least, very moist compared to other nuts. I think that throws the accuracy off quite a bit, but it’s a little more walnutty than WF Walnut. It has that earthy, somewhat sharp top note that I expected from a walnut right up front, but a sweeter, much less distinct nutty thick body that also throws it off of walnut a ways. The whole thing was oddly wet. Could be very useful to combat the dryness that is so ubiquitous with nuts, without being tempted to do something gross like add cactus to them.
I’ll mix some more 2 Flavor Banger with twice as much nicotine as I usually use, perfect for when there’s an open bar. TASK 3
Watermelon (Red Summer)
Sort of like a very authentic watermelon, but not, because it’s so dry. I mean, wetness is like a watermelon’s most defining characteristic. It’s got water right there in the name. This is like freeze-dried astronaut watermelon. It’s also thin and just sort of has that natural watermelon top note minus all wetness and some of the sweetness that makes a watermelon a watermelon. It’s not a bad flavor, but it needs a lot of help.
I have a handful of recipes already in the queue that use this one. Of course I will not be tossing one of the components to the original Strap-On and several variations that I’ve already planned to try and/or try again. One that hasn’t been put on the list yet but will be there now: Fuzzy Strap-On. TASK 4
Whipped Cream
This is my #2 Whipped Cream (OoO is #1). It’s very milky, it manages to very clearly be a dairy product without tasting remotely rancid, like homemade whipped cream. Very full and satisfying, with a lingering milkfat feel like whipped cream. Just a touch of vanilla. It’s a somewhat soft and subtle flavor, lending it an airy, fluffy feel, but not at all drying.
Already picked out at least four recipes that use it, here’s a couple more.
Kahlua Coffee - SSA Tiramisu. If you’ve tried it, you know. TASK 5
hard furry creamy. This one is rated TV MA for coconut violence, but I think I can handle it. TASK 6
Cheap scotch with a big splash of apple juice and a cherry in it. I guess it kind of tastes like whisky. Has a little boozy bite there. It has some peat moss in it that makes it tastes a little bit like cheap scotch but, with a weird and fairly prominent fruity sweetness, somewhere between an apple and a cherry.
I have to keep this (for now) to try Kopel’s Fireside recipe again, so I’ll keep it a little longer than than to try his Castle Longer as well. TASK 7
White Grape
Eating freeze-dried white grapes while wearing a little too much perfume. Very jammy sticky sweet and mostly tastes like white grapes, but vapes pretty dry, or at least not wet and juicy like a grape or grape juice. Maybe needs to be fixed with just a little cactus? But, not sure about that because it already packs quite a floral wallop and cactus might amplify that. There’s a little tart tannic grape skin note that’s appropriate but that musky and slightly bitter floral right on top is unfortunate. I’d use this maybe in a small dose to try to make a “purple” flavor taste a little more like a real grape, as well as add that nice jammy sweetness to it, but not for anything else. Almost certainly not as the main flavor in a mix.
Nothing that uses this is something I want to try, and it’s about time I threw something away this week. TRASH 1
White Peach
It really very accurately, almost freakishly, emulates the difference between a classic yellow peach and a sweeter, sugary white peach. However, it’s a little thin, and a little dry, and I get some throat irritation from it. Gets a bit too sharp and floral if taken up too high, and can overtake a mix while still not being especially bold.
Although it can be a little tricky to work with, this is one of the greatest peach flavors by comparison.
I need it for one of my all-time favorites, Blue Eyes White Dragon TASK 8
I’ve already picked out about eight recipes that make use of it, including two I hope to find time to mix up today. I’ll also try Yet Another Peaches and Cream - just four flavors that look great together. TASK 9
Wine Champagne
Careful with this one. I tried 3-4% shake and vape because my 2% steeped sample was fairly weak and was weird, like rotten grapes. Possibly this just needs to stay a soft, background-type flavor. 2% is not rotten, just fermented. Isn’t fizzy. It’s more like white wine than champagne. Sweet-tart, almost but not quite vinegary tartness. It tastes even more like white wine than FA White Wine, which is more of a brighter white grape flavor, and a good one at that. This tastes too fermented to just be a white grape juice flavor, it’s definitely wine. Kinda gross as a single flavor, but seems like it could make a nice base for any kind of fruit wine and I’ve tried a recipe with watermelon where it did exactly that very well.
Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine was the aforementioned recipe. I liked it very much when I tried it years ago, will give it another shot. TASK 10 It’s also in a Mango Champagne recipe I’ve already planned to try.
Wine White
Somewhere around halfway between a semi-sweet white table wine and white grape juice. Not floral at all. A little fermentedish, but not really boozy. Smooth. Lightly sweet. Not especially thin, more thick-ish. Not dry, actually slightly juicy. Really nothing to complain about here. Fairly light flavor at 1.5%, tastes like it could easily go higher % especially if it is to be the main flavor in a mix. Could easily pass for a bit of white grape flavor in a mix. Better than FA White Grape (that one’s too floral as well as a bit dry).
It’s not a bad flavor, but I can’t find a recipe I want to mix that uses it, and don’t feel inspired to create one. TRASH 2
Sort of tastes like a donut but more of a generic pastry, wrapped around a little bit of fruit that tastes distinctly red but not on point for any particular red fruit such as raspberry or strawberry. Sweet and complex, but also dry and thin, not a thick and rich pastry or especially gooey filling. Also, very slightly harsh. Maybe you could use it to build a fruit-filled donut, but both the donut part and the filling part will need a lot of help, and at that point it’s sort of a why bother type of situation unless maybe it’s a bridge-type of flavor, but arguably that’s not even something you’d want or need if you’re trying to get any separation between pastry and fruit layers.
I’ve planned to try Bite Me already because it looks fantastic, but had trouble finding anything else I really want to use WoW for. I guess I’ll try this Freak Show recipe, TASK 11, but I’m not super excited about it like I am for most of the recipes I link.
Ylang Ylang
I don’t think I’ve ever tried this. I’ll mix a sample at 0.75%. TASK 12
TRASH 3 Trash, with prejudice. One of the top 10 worst flavors I have ever tried. It tastes like a company of athlete’s foot-suffering soldiers marching through a swamp of Miracle Whip, except that that would be very wet and squishy and this is dry and chalky. Aftertaste like I barfed an hour ago and it came out my nose and I still have a case of the stinky burnies. Worst of all, this abomination is a reformulation of a delicious FA Yogurt flavor that is no longer sold.
Zen Garden
Dry sweet basil with some dry sage in the background. Very Dry. Has a slight woody quality.
Keeping it to try Coconut Thai Remixed. I couldn’t find another recipe that I want to mix, but this one for Gin Blossom by CheebaSteeba has interesting elements and I want to see what just this one small piece of a the recipe tastes like.
Zen Suckle V1 TASK 13
Co. Flavor %
TFA Honeysuckle 2.5
FA Aurora 1
FA Zen Garden 0.75
It’s like you sprinkled a little spice blend on one of those powered sugar donuts to try to make it taste fancy. A cake donut with powdered sugar and an indistinct spice note like light nutmeg/cinnamon/maybe clove note. Indistinct warm spice note is not as prominent as it is in WF Deep Fried Pastry Dough but is quite present. Very sweet, dense, possibly fried (slightly oily mouthfeel but not a lot of greasy taste), not yeasty, cake donut because cake donuts get their rise from baking powder rather than yeast and there is no yeast here. A little dry. Lots of powdered sugar on top and in the finish, almost a sugar lips effect. People say the main or only problem with Zeppola is that it sticks out in a mix and they know when it’s in there… I think that’s more due to the spice note than any other defining characteristic. It’s a shame that’s in there because it would be so much better without it, but I know from recipes Zeppola can be a useful tool, even if it’s unfortunately not the Holy Donut Grail.
Most recipes that appear to pretend that weird spice note isn’t there or can be covered with just fruit donut really interest me at all, but if there is another spice added that probably covers it up/pulls it in a given direction, that’s another story. Cinnayum is one that I already plan to try, because it looks amazing.
On the subject of cinnamon rolls, Banana Cinnamon Rolls. TASK 14
Gooey Apple Pie - as long as 1% FLV Apple Filling is enough to make it just take like cinnamon and not that odd Zeppola spice, everything else here looks great. TASK 15
Double Glazed Apple Fritter, 1% WF Deep Fried Pastry Dough is sure to make it fritter-ish, but it looks like doubling down on odd spice blend. Hoping 1.2% Apple Filling saves this one. TASK 16
Didn’t get rid of many flavors or give any updates this week, but I said I was going to get through the rest of FA and I’ve done that. Next week, I’ll dive into German Flavours. Definitely a bunch of trash there.
Note about the subreddit shutting down on Monday
When (if?) it comes back up, I’ll resume posting these here. In the meantime, I’ll continue posting them to my own profile, where I’ve already copy-pasted the first 46 installments. If someone has a better idea for where GRoMoMF can best trudge forward with or without Reddit, I’d be very happy to hear it.
New Flavor Count: 2,426
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